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frailinPlayers Union Member

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01/24/2017 06:06:31 View frailin's MP3 Archive View frailin's Photo Albums View frailin's Blog Reply with Quote

I've always felt a REALLY good jam is "group sex with your clothes on." Now I know why. laugh

Hey musicians, "transcendent moment" = "skin orgasm." You know that "chicken skin" that happens when we're really in the groove? It's because we're wired different. Enjoy!!

From Smithsonian Magazine (click on link or pic).

Not sure if you got the gene?  Try it out!  See if this chickens yer skin (click on link or pic)...


Edited by - frailin on 01/24/2017 06:59:04

Brooklynbanjoboy

United States
3037 posts since 1/2/04

01/24/2017 07:34:26View Brooklynbanjoboy's MP3 Archive View Brooklynbanjoboy's Photo Albums View Brooklynbanjoboy's Blog Send Brooklynbanjoboy a Yahoo! Message Reply with Quote

oh wow, craig, for a moment i thought this was Madonna's first post to BHO.  (insert smiley face here).  

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Tobus

United States
733 posts since 11/17/15

01/24/2017 08:16:40 View Tobus's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Frisson.  Well, at least now I know what it's called.  I get it all the time with music.  And yeah, watching that Clifftop video did it several times!  That dang ol' Roger Netherton has a way of playing that will do it to me every time.

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G Edward Porgie

United States
3423 posts since 8/28/13

01/24/2017 08:38:27 Reply with Quote

I'll accept frisson, but having experienced both music and sex, I will never, ever, ever, call those cold chills a "skin orgasm."  

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greenhorn

United States
554 posts since 3/1/08

01/24/2017 09:02:00 View greenhorn's Classified Ads View greenhorn's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

What about that "walk of shame" feeling of regret the day after as you pass by the folks in the campground where you spent some time at a bad jam?

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frailinPlayers Union Member

United States
6541 posts since 10/26/05

01/24/2017 09:13:00View frailin's MP3 Archive View frailin's Photo Albums View frailin's Blog Reply with Quote

That's hysterical, Greenhorn. Day-after "jam regret."


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BTuno

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805 posts since 3/3/07

01/25/2017 08:10:02 View BTuno's Classified Ads View BTuno's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

You don't want a skin organism!

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frailinPlayers Union Member

United States
6541 posts since 10/26/05

01/25/2017 09:19:59View frailin's MP3 Archive View frailin's Photo Albums View frailin's Blog Reply with Quote

When's the last time anyone cleaned their banjo neck?  

I worry about harmonicas.  laugh  

 

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Winged Words

United Kingdom
570 posts since 3/22/12

01/25/2017 10:01:28 View Winged Words's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Clean the neck? I'm scared to think what might live up at the dusty end... But I always wash behind my ears.

(Goosebumps music? First bar of Layla. Every time. For the past 46 years!)


Edited by - Winged Words on 01/25/2017 10:06:34

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Owen

Canada
1193 posts since 6/5/11

01/27/2017 08:27:28 View Owen's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

As one who has never experienced "chicken skin / a transcendental moment / etc." while listening to music, I always figured it was "all in peoples' heads,"   and now it's confirmed by research.   devil

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Tobus

United States
733 posts since 11/17/15

01/27/2017 10:50:26 View Tobus's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

I honestly didn't know that it wasn't a universal thing until I read this article.  I just assumed everyone experienced it. 

I'll go ahead and admit something else, even though it's somewhat embarrassing for a man to admit.  Some tunes actually bring tears to my eyes.  Not because they're sad or mournful or anything.  It can happen on any type of tune that really grabs me, musically.  But sometimes the "frisson" experience goes beyond just skin shivers and causes that brief painful moment in my tear ducts that usually comes before crying.  You know that sharp sting I'm talking about, when the tear ducts start going to work?  My eyes will water up to the point where I have to wipe them (especially if I'm driving, LOL).  It's just a brief moment, then it's gone just like the shivers are gone.  Am I alone in this, or do other people get it too?

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frailinPlayers Union Member

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01/27/2017 11:00:54View frailin's MP3 Archive View frailin's Photo Albums View frailin's Blog Reply with Quote

Same with me.  I did learn it's not uncommon for people to respond to overwhelming beauty (joy, grace, etc.) with tears.  

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Owen

Canada
1193 posts since 6/5/11

01/27/2017 11:11:23 View Owen's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Could "diffusion tensor imaging"  predict an aptitude for learning music??


Edited by - Owen on 01/27/2017 11:13:36

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mbuk06Players Union Member

England
5314 posts since 10/5/06

01/27/2017 16:42:32View mbuk06's MP3 Archive View mbuk06's Classified Ads View mbuk06's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

We are highly emotional beings and music has a hotline to our emotional 'buttons'. 

I suggest that the emotional response that can result from an intense jam session is about more than just the music. It also includes the vulnerability of opening oneself and expressing and the simultaneous recognition of being deeply in-sync with others. Connection. And that unconscious recognition of connection is why many situations can illicit that response.

Have you ever stood small and insignificant within the vast graceful splendour of an English cathedral and heard voices fill that space as choral music? You would have to have a heart of stone not to well-up with tears that are neither sad nor joyful, but relate to a realm beyond words about what it is to be human and aware of shared time and place and transience. The best jam sessions can be our cathedrals; graceful, spaces of splendour and beauty. And intensely moving.

Connection. 


Edited by - mbuk06 on 01/27/2017 16:48:50

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Cottonmouth

United States
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01/27/2017 18:44:36View Cottonmouth's MP3 Archive View Cottonmouth's Classified Ads View Cottonmouth's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

smiley

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Owen

Canada
1193 posts since 6/5/11

01/28/2017 07:21:59 View Owen's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Mike, WRT "highly emotional," do you mean "we - all of us" or "we - some of us"?  And is your base for comparison non-humans, or other humans?    I think I mentioned in a long-ago thread that I've never been to Britain... but have seen some fairly impressive stuff - both natural and man-made - in North America... and I don't well up, or become aware of shared time, or relate to a realm beyond words, etc.   As an (ex)farmer I like to think I have  a "connection" to the land...but it doesn't evoke any of the symptoms you mention.  Aside from AF I'm not aware of any heart deficiencies/problems.... but nonetheless, thanks for your diagnosis.    wink 

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mbuk06Players Union Member

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5314 posts since 10/5/06

01/28/2017 08:45:22View mbuk06's MP3 Archive View mbuk06's Classified Ads View mbuk06's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Owen, my comment is not a 'diagnosis' it's simply my response to Craig's post.

We are emotional beings or at least have the capacity to be; feeling love, grieving at loss, and experiencing shock and fear are common to us all. But as with all aspects of biology and personality we are a diverse bunch and not cast from a single mould. That actually reinforces another difference with AI and machines: our extraordinary diversity.

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KHO

United States
76 posts since 8/29/15

01/28/2017 09:18:58 Reply with Quote

We Now we have a new verse "Moma don't allow no skin orgasms around here" hmmmm not sure if that sounds right lol

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Owen

Canada
1193 posts since 6/5/11

01/28/2017 09:31:10 View Owen's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Mike, it's not the capacity to be emotional that I disagree with...it's the "diagnosis?/response?" of a "heart of stone"  if one doesn't sufficiently display those emotions or somehow doesn't meet someone else's expectations of how one should be affected by certain stimuli.

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Don Huber

United States
2265 posts since 12/11/08

01/28/2017 17:06:48View Don Huber's MP3 Archive View Don Huber's Photo Albums View Don Huber's Blog Reply with Quote

For reasons of good taste I cannot mention the names of the four songs on that little record of ribald songs the NLCR recorded in the '60s titled "Earth is Earth". Well, one of them is Clarence Ashley's "My Sweet Farm Girl".

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Helix

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9869 posts since 8/30/06

02/06/2017 23:53:44 View Helix's Classified Ads View Helix's Photo Albums View Helix's Blog Reply with Quote

An excess of sorrow laughs
An excess of joy weeps

It's thrill, Craig, you get thrilled.

For a group or a band, over here we call it "IGNITION." That's why they hire us, for a thrill, a fond memory and maybe a little tatoo somewhere.

And for reasons of good taste and better banjo music, be unwelcome to market a fellow banjo maker with email.

And Owen, good writing, nice work , one if by land, two if by banjo.

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Alegria

Norway
116 posts since 9/27/14

02/08/2017 12:42:20View Alegria's MP3 Archive View Alegria's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Wow, I watched the video in the original post and I am left with a great feeling of envy! I was either born in the wrong country, or I chose the wrong instrument! Those looks like great times!

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jwold

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815 posts since 7/21/04

02/21/2017 10:44:03 View jwold's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

I thought they were called 'the willies'

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