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    First of let me start off by saying great music is music which makes you feel something(other than dead inside) That beind said i know the work of P.M. Dawn has certainly had its way with me time and time again. I was just wondering as a bunch of fans (or artist) what does each album mean to you?

    The Utopian Album-Of course the album which got us all hooked. I loved it/love it because there isn't much anything like it. (not then ...not now) I also was pretty darn young and discovering who in the hell i was(no this doesn't have George Micheal bathroom story attached to it) It had all the different sort of vibes you'd need in it. Laid back but also something you could get down with. Plus there was an NBA commercial with those guys i think from this time....I loved the piss outta that. Any-hoozalle....I associate this album in many ways with a musical awakening of sorts.

    The Bliss Album-This album to me just brought home the point that this group was something special. From the first track on thru i enjoyed/enjoy grooving out to this cd. It holds one of my favorite songs of all time on it(yes that song) It also has the best damn Beatles cover around. I had my doubts this album would outshine (for me) the Utopian Experiance. I think overall it really did. I was 19 when i purchased this.

    Jesus Wept-I think this is a defining point in the bands history of growth.The music follows its own rules. More psychedelic vibes kick out. Some great soulful songs on this album. All in all my pick for the album whose FEEL i enjoy the most. It gets me feeling the best. Not sure why. (maybe it's the cocaine i place in the cd holder spot)

    Dearest Christian-I think this is a great album as well. It also makes me feel but it makes me feel the more down emotions. I just chalk that up to good emotional lyrics and vibes. Now i know something happened negativelly with V2. ----i don't know what that is-----Still as far as i was concerned i consider this album to be a wonderful representation of a two talented people making music to last many generations. I am particulary fond of the untitled track. Always gives some goose bumps

    F*cked Music-Yes new founded buddies. I am one of the few lucky bastards to purhase this bad boy. Here's a funny story associated with all of that a well. I was so pumped way back in the day when i ordered that (i want to say i was pretty darn quick about it) that i forgot everything which they said was to come with your order. Well....just the other day i was thinking to myself...waitaminute....wasn't there supposed to be an autograph somewhere??? Of course when my brain began recalling things i made it a point to check where the guys said the autograph would be and sure enough it's there....Says II Daniel M. I never go by Daniel. So i guess i'll have to let just my sister, BE and J.C call me that from now on.
    ***now to my view about the album***A few songs on there which absolutely kill me. AIR, DOn't make me lie to you,,Being nowhere. I think the flow of this album. I am just happy to own this music and happy it was shared with us. The song Be Bastard always cracks my ass up. All in all i enjoy this album but not to the level of the prior two. I just find the two prior to be my favorites for anytime...where with F*cked i have to be in a certain mood to here.

    Anyways. Just wanted to see what everyone has to say....
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    Spontaneous, wireless in a Starbucks in this beautiful electric city that I'm visting for the umpteeth motherfucking time, NYC, but one that feels more like wonderful home than any other:
    Chronogically, moments that appear like ghosts from my life:
    Enthusiastically, like my fellow newbie -- thanks LumTheMad ... needed some fellow fresh-blood to naively post these ramblings, too! Been on my mind for a while:

    PM Dawn to me ...

    ... highschool gallivants with my best friend away from the city, to parks with our guitars, with our idealistic poetry and lyrics, Bliss Album blaring, all together rolling down the highway "What, do you think the whole fucking world revolves around you" ... Richie!!!!!
    ... frantically running to find my girlfriend at our school dance to share "our" PM Dawn song, "our" song, "our" moment being played -- and both screaming with surprise and pleasure as we held each other, sweaty at our last school dance;
    ... a quiet, private, even-more-sweaty eternal dance that night to the same song;
    ... writing my first of many songs, inspired partly by Be's insightful and melodic poetry
    ... watching my lover cry, and live through a nausea that I instigated. Whether correct, mistake, or fate, it happend, and JC and Be were with me that long night home, and through it all
    ... Hating myself, and not being into it. Healing to "Apathy ... Superstar?" for the first of many, many times. The song can heal me, or can help me celebrate. My Mona Lisa, my masterpiece ... created by someone who MUST be a friend.
    ... finding a forum full of similar souls -- quietly downloading and reading whatever morsel I can for 3 years before jumping in ... sorry!
    ... Coming home to a message on my answering machine from the artist himself!!!!, apologizing to me of all people, for a late CD (take your time);
    ... laughing with my best friend about never getting the CD, while he recieved F'd Music ... but didn't get a call. Bitter, but worth it for the jokes. Humor is priceless!
    ... Hearing my South African girlfriend of a few days (at the time ... now wife) ask "Is that PM Dawn" when I play some songs in the background at my place -- and calling my best friend to celebrate the moment! Someone else who recognizes brilliance.
    ... Chatting and forum-ing it up with a great group, and more unbelievable, to my favorite artist. A fan/artist relationship like no other, and I sincerely salute the shit out of you!

    Many more back then, many more to come ...
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    the only quick thing that i can say about all their albums is that they were the first that made me think there was anything worthwhile about r and b music and hip hop music album wise......these albums are the only albums i own of these genres that connect with me on a deep emotional level....all these albums got me into other artists..."i liked some samples so i looked up some of the original artists." pm dawn are responsible for gettint me into beatles,beach boys,dr john,a joni mitchell song or two,newcleus"frank lymon never had such wikki lyrics " ....all these from simple samples and covers i heard on the albums....emotionally i think of pity cuz i pity all the people who decided they werent artistically valuable when they werent considered "popular"anymore....there albums just kept getting better and better at channelling all the emotions of irony,self loathing,love,momentary redemption and all that good stuff that keeps me seeing them in my speakers :stupid: .......there albums are great for flushing any negative emotions outta me by basically listening to the songs and thinking...there is someone who gets as bummed out as me and realises this world can completeley suck too.....wow this is so cool!...."even if the songs have nothing to do with what i go through during these times"....ibut its cool to hear a wonderful emotive thought process glazed ontop of clever samples and concise yet obtuse lyrics"i think i just outsmarted myself with that sentence "

    well there albums make me run through the gammit of emotional thought processes.....there nifty to listen to during my "no one understands me not even me "phases....also in other occassions such as when i just need to hear cool music .....pm dawn ,,,,,,,you rock
    the vibe says syxx so let it be syxx......

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    wow good post..this is gonna take me awhile..ill give my thoughts soon
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    The Utopian Experience .... the album that turned me onto so called "alternative hip hop" .... still a classic from front to back. I loved paper doll when it first dropped so i bought the album on cassette. didn't leave my deck the whole summer of '92. still spends time there. memories of the first girl i truly loved, are heavily attached to this album. I'll always love that album for that reason, especially now that years have past and the memories are not so bitter, but bittersweet.

    The Bliss Album .... ugh, i'm not even touching this one right now. let's move on, and so on.

    Jesus Wept ...after the first two albums i couldn't wait to see where they would go next. i didn't know this album had dropped, i just found it one day about a month after it's release. hasn't aged as well as i thought it would, but still worth a listen.
    it reminds me of a very strange time in my life. I didn't choose that abortion, she did, or maybe her parents pressured her into it.

    Dearest Christian... as i just recently acquired this album, i don't have too many vibes to share yet.

    F*cked Music .. .haven't heard it, probably never will.
    Keep your headphones on.

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    awww....you guys :cry: are making me weepy


    alright.. alright..... i know ya dig my music lets move on....cause if timmy trys to make me cry too...i don't know what i'll do with myself


    b.

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    okay ill skip the music part..damn there goes my rant! :blahblah:

    ill just say..of the heart got me in because it was more hip hop which was what i was listenin 2 at the time.. then pm dawn got me in 2 other styles of music with their diversity..

    but whats really special 2 me is the last 2 albums..its just the emotions..brutal honesty..and i can relate to those feelings..and like syxx said "some1 else feels like that" but he expresses it better :dancingcool: i can snuggle up 2 those albums..i normally listen to them..just sort of sitting back eyes closed takin it in....

    and be...

    if every1 in this world had a horsedog it would be a better place :fawkdance:
    I've got amnesia.. I can't remember..

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    F*cked Music and Dearest Christian got me through some hards times in my life. Just hearing those lyrics gave me a little "hope" when there wasnt any to be found.

    Easily the best kept secret in musical history.


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    :bowlaugh: hey be i left a horsedog for you on the doorknob inside cozs' studio....by the time you get him he will be full grown
    the vibe says syxx so let it be syxx......

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    I'll start off with thanking you Be for creating such beautiful music for us all to enjoy and feel.

    Utopian Experience ~ This album came at the right time in my life for me. The first song I heard to get radio airplay in my area was "Set adrift", and I was immediately taken aback at its beauty. A few days later, my mom was making a trip to Kmart (a rare and sadly looked-forward to event in my poor childhood) and I of course accompanied her. As soon as the chance came, I ran to the music section, searching....searching.....I had to look hard too, there were only a few copies of the Utopian Experience left. I quickly snatched up one of the remaining albums, and ran to my mom; begging her to allow me to get it. Keep in mind, I was only 14 at the time, so I had no money; and neither did my family really. But she agreed to let me get it. I was so excited! And I hadn't even heard the rest of the album yet, lol. As soon as we got home, it found it's new home in my portable walkman. It was one of the first albums I actually listened to from start to finish, numerous times, without skipping any songs. And I was afraid I wouldn't like too many songs on it...ha! I loved this album!! The first few times, I only listened to the melody and the beats, then as I played it more, I took the time to listen, actually listen to what was being said....and it really spoke to me; to my soul. It gave me a great deal of comfort, and hope....kind of hard to explain how it makes you feel in mere words alone. (But I know we can all relate ) This was a very hard and depressing few years of my life, and I thank PM Dawn for helping me get thru it a little easier....

    Bliss Album ~ Just when I thought it couldn't get any better from the last album...Still to date, this has to be one of my favorite albums. Many great songs on here; Ways of the Wind is definately my all time fave song...it still gives me shivers and goosebumps when I listen to it. This album was with me during my freshman year in high school, where I met a few other people who were into PM Dawn too. (I still don't think it touched them the way it did me however). Whenever I listen to this album now, I am transported back to my freshman year. Back then, many days home from school I would go into my room, plop on the bed, equip headphones...and for hours I would be taken away. I even wrote a fan letter to PM Dawn at this time, heh, but for some reason I never sent it...

    Jesus Wept ~ I bought this album on my 18th birthday. Funny, I didn't know that a new album was due, but I decided to check under the "P"s in hip-hop, and my mouth dropped when I saw it. Yoink!! How could I not buy this? Thankfully I had a cd player this time, so no more worries about wearing out the cassette tape and running out of AA's for the walkman . This, just as others before it, was played over and over as I absorbed all I could. Quite a few songs grabbed hold of me right away, and have never let go...It's undeniable at this point to me that PM Dawn can't disappoint. I love how each album grows and matures with me. WIth this album are memories of my longtime high school boyfriend.

    Dearest Christian ~ For this album, I harrassed the local record dealer on nearly a weekly basis about "when's the new PM Dawn coming out???" It felt like one was due, and when I had first asked he had told me 'just about a few weeks'. As I recall, it was pushed back for some reason? Well at least it was in this area, I dunno...but I'm sure that guy won't forget who PM Dawn is, LOL! When it finally came out, the butterflies of excitement were yet again present. This one came out during a strange time in my life; I was 21 and trying to escape from a lot of problems. Again, PM Dawn was there for me to assist me thru the hard times, helping me cope and move on. This is probably my second favorite album, as it's touched me immensely as well. I don't know how I would have made it without PM Dawn to relate to, to carry me. There hasn't been any other artist that has had this impact on me; and I like it that way. Thank you again, Be and JC.... to this fan you are and forever will be, the greatest! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
    Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry...

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    dammit..this is such a good post..i will keep my smartass comments to myself....

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    Loved all the responses! It's cool to hear and see the stories associated with the music. It is also cool to talk about horsedogs.(i guess) Are we speaking of the shetland pony?

    Sad "The Dude" didn't say anything. I was pumped up to see what all sorts of yarn spinnin we may've seen. Oh well Christmas comes but once a year i suppose....
    I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don't think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money.

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    DAMMIT CHIEF!!!

    Now you've got the newbies callin you The Dude!
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    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
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    PM Dawn are/is one of very few artists who just take me somewhere else when I listen to an album. I like to take baths while listening to music. I like to ride in cars while listening to music, or just lie in my bed. And I can listen to these albums just in a trance from start to finish. I feel like I'm going somewhere outside of myself.. or maybe it's taking me deeper into myself. And I feel truly touched. That's why I love Be so much. He and JC make music so beautiful to reach me in such an amazing way, I swear they must be angels (even if they don't know or think so). And even though I know I must have different interpretations of their music than they, it always sounds like the songs are written just for me and just about me, I can relate to them so perfectly.


    Utopian for me is the most spiritual album. I listen to this when I need peace. I think it's my favorite. Or it and Christian are.

    Bliss for me is still spiritual, but in a more whimsical way. I listen to this for innocently flirty peace.

    Jesus is kind of like Bliss Pt 2 for me, but it makes me feel more in the clouds, like blue and green kinds of peace. (Bliss is more like sunset peace)

    Dearest Christian is like my funky calm somewhat melancholy peace.

    Fucked... well I have to be in a certain mood for that, too. It's kind of sad sometimes. It's thoughtful and makes me think of sad times or sad feelings, but still keeps some of the vibes of peace and melodic flowing and stuff.

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    Being only a few years younger than Be, I think PM Dawn has a special place within me. I've always felt close to many of the songs, as if Be knew my life or better yet had just gone through what I was going through, hard to explain I guess. Even though my family is big, I've always felt alone. Even now that I've moved away the only people that have called me is my little cousin, and that's because I raised her, and my dad. I've been gone almost 2 years now, and it's not like they don't have my number :squintfinger: . Anyway, having the music of PM Dawn in my life has saved my life more than once, enriched my life in more ways that I can count, and still chases away the sadness/depression that still tries to overwhelm me at times. It's helped me overcome the depression that honestly would have destroyed me, yes even I have had those thoughts in the past. It saved my life when I first heard Patient Eyes on the radio on my prom night. I had started to fall asleep at the wheel on the freeway coming home and when I woke up because I heard Be's voice coupled with George Michael's, and there were sparks coming off the wheel well cuz I was starting to scrape against the guard rail. Don't know if I'd be here if that hadn't waked me up. And of course, thanks to Be, Brian and Hax for creating the forum and chat, for which I owe meeting Deity. Oh, and thanks to my good-for-nothing job at Planet Anime for going to Sakura-con and letting me meet her in person for the first time. . I've worn out more cassette tapes and cds than any of you I think. I've owned the first two albums on tape 2 times a peice, each cd at least 3 times from running them into the ground cuz I played them so much. I can't honestly seperate each album as to how it's made me feel, because the next one build upon the first.."and so on and so on" Oh and Be, if you read this. I can never pretend to understand your heart, mind or soul, but you've always made me feel like there was someone out there who understood mine.
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    i feel you ty..

    alright....you guy are making me feel ...strange...i honestly don't know what to say....ummm your welcome...and i'll try to keep up the good work...

    and with that in mind....see JSS update

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    All I know is that it started with the song Paper Doll. I was 11years old at the time.but I know that that song ws sooo special. It remains one of my very favorite songs. The first album I brouhgt was the Bliss Album,and still I am entranced. I became a devotee.The other albums were good and Dearest Christian would be the next album after the Bliss to bring me to my knees.

    Live and PM Dawn are my musical Gurus. You helped inspire me to think deep thoughts and make intellect and philosophizing cool.Because of that,I stayed out of bad crowds and to aspire and continue onto college where I am a few months away from having my degree. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    And whenever I'm sad or feeling whatever I put on thosae CDS and let the wisdom wash over me. :dancingcool: :bowdown:

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    It funny/strange sometimes to see how something you do can honestly change a person's life. It's nice but weird that something you create or say could be that powerful to someone. I also think it's one of the best things as well.
    I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don't think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money.

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