20 Million dollars for a year without Music?

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20 Million dollars for a year without Music?

Post by Saulsmusic » Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:06 pm

If you offered to get 20 million dollars in Cash on the condition that you would not listen,play or sight read any kind or form of music completly for one full year,would you have taken the deal?

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Post by Darryl » Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:14 pm

I would. But I'm not a musician, as your "sight read" condition appears to imply.
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Post by Ralph » Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:11 pm

Sure-and I'd give a few million off the top to the New York Philharmonic.

And cheat on the condition. :)
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Re: 20 Million dollars for a year without Music?

Post by Lance » Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:15 pm

Saulsmusic wrote:If you offered to get 20 million dollars in Cash on the condition that you would not listen,play or sight read any kind or form of music completly for one full year,would you have taken the deal?
Sorry to say, I could not accept the deal. I could not live without music. It would be impossible for me not to have music for a week, at least to listen to it.
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Post by oisfetz » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:35 am

Besides, the only ways to be sure that somebody don't listen to music is to put her/him on an isolated cell and keep her/him on it,or making her/him deaf.

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Post by Ralph » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:37 am

What about hearing music in the mind? Any way to stop me from "playing" Dittersdorf over and over again mentally?
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Re: 20 Million dollars for a year without Music?

Post by premont » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:08 am

Saulsmusic wrote:If you offered to get 20 million dollars in Cash on the condition that you would not listen,play or sight read any kind or form of music completly for one full year,would you have taken the deal?
Of course I would say yes. Nobody could prevent me from listening to music in my mind. Think of that lot of music I could afford to listen to afterwards.

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Post by Saulsmusic » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:10 am

I wouldnt take it.

I dont think i would be able to handel a full year with abselutly no music.The thought is scary.

Would I have answered this question differently if I was not a musician?Probably.But I think that not playing hearing or reading music scores for a full year is a mountain that would be too hard for me to cross over.Mabye I could get to the middle,a big mabye but to reach the Peak?I dont think so.

I would only consider taking it if I would take this question to a big Rabbi and the Rabbi would promise me That I could handel a year without music and I should take the money,then I would do it.

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Post by Saulsmusic » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:12 am

I wouldnt take it.

I dont think i would be able to handel a full year with abselutly no music.The thought is scary.

Would I have answered this question differently if I was not a musician?Probably.But I think that not playing hearing or reading music scores for a full year is a mountain that would be too hard for me to cross over.Mabye I could get to the middle,a big mabye but to reach the Peak?I dont think so.

I would only consider taking it if I would take this question to a big Rabbi and the Rabbi would promise me That I could handel a year without music and I should take the money,then I would do it.

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Post by jbuck919 » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:17 am

I'd do it for a lot less than 20 million.

If one excludes puerile pop forms, we live in a world almost without music in the first place. Enjoying the music we love is a matter of effort that often closely resembles work. I know how to take a vacation.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Post by Ralph » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:23 am

I have a music-loving Orthodox Jewish law student who lost his mother to cancer and he followed the religious dictate that he not listen to music or watch TV for entertainment or go to the movies for a full year. I've known others of the Orthodox faith who did the same.

While I have my own view of a "one size fits all" religious rule it's obvious that no lasting harm befell these devout folks. So for $20M... :)
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Post by Saulsmusic » Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:55 am

Interesting point Ralph.

But the truth is that when one loses a close relative he can go through without music for one year becouse the pain of the relative that is not with him anymore would help him to accomplish a year without music.
And on top of that a person who has lost a relative especialy a close family memebers doesnt realy have the mood to listen to music.He is so involved mentaly with the person that passed away,his mind is busy with the memories they had together,he doesnt have much place in his heart for anything else for that matter.True at times,this special urge of listening to music will spark in him,but the memories of the lost relative would help him wind out this spark.

A person that is not in this situation,it would be very hard for him to wind out that passion for music that lights up inside of him,and therefore the test would be much much more harder to accomplish.

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Post by Barry » Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:24 am

Saulsmusic wrote:
I would only consider taking it if I would take this question to a big Rabbi and the Rabbi would promise me That I could handel a year without music and I should take the money,then I would do it.
How would the rabbi know? Does he look into your soul?

I'd do it, and at the end of the year, I'd take a few thousand of those dollars and go on a monsterous CD shopping spree and take a few trips to see concerts by the great orchestras around the world.
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Post by Ralph » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:16 pm

Saulsmusic wrote:Interesting point Ralph.

But the truth is that when one loses a close relative he can go through without music for one year becouse the pain of the relative that is not with him anymore would help him to accomplish a year without music.
And on top of that a person who has lost a relative especialy a close family memebers doesnt realy have the mood to listen to music.He is so involved mentaly with the person that passed away,his mind is busy with the memories they had together,he doesnt have much place in his heart for anything else for that matter.True at times,this special urge of listening to music will spark in him,but the memories of the lost relative would help him wind out this spark.

A person that is not in this situation,it would be very hard for him to wind out that passion for music that lights up inside of him,and therefore the test would be much much more harder to accomplish.
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Actually, responses to grief vary widely and religious rules impose one set of conditions on all. Many, many people need music at a time of sorrow and it's not for nothing that some faiths use music in funeral services.

I've known people who lost a truly beloved spouse or significant other and who couldn't think of dating again for several years. I've known others who needed to and did enter into a relationship not long after the beloved's interment. Neither path is right or wrong in an objective sense.

BUT...while I would GRIEVE for not hearing music for a year, what I could do with that $20M!!

Saul, since I seem to be more willing to accept YOUR terms than others here, should we talk privately about transferring the money to me?
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Post by Saulsmusic » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:13 pm

You think I have 20 million dollars Ralph?


Hehe, I wish!

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Post by Ralph » Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:38 pm

Saulsmusic wrote:You think I have 20 million dollars Ralph?


Hehe, I wish!
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I knew your offer was too good to be true. :cry: :cry:
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Post by crazyea6 » Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:07 pm

I would definitely give it up for that kind of money. Just because I can hear it doesn't mean it isnt in my head.

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Post by Harvested Sorrow » Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:28 pm

I've thought about this...and I honestly don't think I could. Concerts are my lifesblood..and due to some frig ups I've made, my time entering college, getting an apartment, etc. which will be coming up soon (Yes..In August...see the beginning of the problem?) will be rather stressful. I don't plan on using drugs or intend to fall into the habit of using alcohol as a crutch so concerts are what I need to help ease whatever stress I come across, to get away from every day life from a while, and to keep my mind away from darker thoughts and solutions to the problems I face.

Due to this, I don't think I could go without music for a year for $20 million, even if I would be all set then. Some things are more important than money.

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Post by Ralph » Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:41 am

Harvested Sorrow wrote:I've thought about this...and I honestly don't think I could. Concerts are my lifesblood..and due to some **** ups I've made, my time entering college, getting an apartment, etc. which will be coming up soon (Yes..In August...see the beginning of the problem?) will be rather stressful. I don't plan on using drugs or intend to fall into the habit of using alcohol as a crutch so concerts are what I need to help ease whatever stress I come across, to get away from every day life from a while, and to keep my mind away from darker thoughts and solutions to the problems I face.

Due to this, I don't think I could go without music for a year for $20 million, even if I would be all set then. Some things are more important than money.
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Hey, all best wishes for your college career. Stick with us discussing music which costs nothing and pays back handsomely.
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Post by Harvested Sorrow » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:55 am

On the contrary. To discuss music I have to buy it, and that costs money. So does the electricity from computer use.

Sorry, I had to say it.

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Post by Dickson » Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:10 pm

For 20M in a year, I'd not only give up music...I'd give up art, reading, travel, and a few unnecessary body parts.

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Post by Gregory Kleyn » Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:43 pm

EVERYONE would take the money, - I'd do it myself for a few hundred thousand after taxes.

What's a year, (except for the very young)?

A more interesting offer would be 20 million for a lifetime ban, which half or more here would likely accept as well.


BTW, I'd agree never again to have access to the CMG forum for $10,000, - and that's negotiable.

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Post by pizza » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:54 pm

Gregory Kleyn wrote:
BTW, I'd agree never again to have access to the CMG forum for $10,000, - and that's negotiable.
We'd take less.

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