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  Reply # 1529266 9-Apr-2016 21:55
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Geektastic:
networkn:

Geektastic:


It's odd. I have some albums (list from memory not exhaustive) which I can almost never hear too many times and some I like but probably play once a year and even some I ostensibly like enough to own but play about every 5 years!


 



  • Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

  • Dire Straits - Dire Straits

  • Communique - Dire Straits

  • Keats - Keats (bonus points if you have even heard of this one!)

  • Kind of Blue - Miles Davis

  • Come And Get It - Whitesnake

  • History - America

  • Soul's Core - Shawn Mullins

  • Diamond Life - Sade

  • 90125 - Yes

  • Volume 3 - Led Zeppelin

  • American Fool - John Cougar Mellencamp

  • Dedicato - Antonio Forcione



I wish Dire Straits would re-form and tour. 


Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman from 1988 is like this for me. As is Dire Straights - Making Movies


I have about a dozen I listened to a lot.



Me too. Best band ever. (Ducks for cover)


Kind of Blue, I can listen to that all day long.
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I'll look up Keats.

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  Reply # 1529320 10-Apr-2016 09:02
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

Likewise opera. Largely beyond me how anyone can be induced to pay money to listen to that - again with some exceptions. I took a girlfriend to see Pavarotti many moons ago (no names, no pack drill) and that was pretty impressive.

 

 

What this thread tells me - again - is that different people have different tastes. When I am asked what kind of music I like, I always say good music. I like intelligent pop, blues, jazz, rock, country, classical and, yes, opera, but not all of it by any means. Partly, taste is a matter of musical education. I have learned to enjoy things as I have grown older that I couldn't stand when I was younger. I do like Dire Straights, as well as Queen and Led Zeppelin and many other groups and artists, though I'm not up to date on current trends and the examples I have heard here haven't done a lot for me. If you think you don't like any opera, though, try some of Mozart's stuff. I also have the procession from Aida on my car flash drive next to Destiny's Child. I like Destiny's Child. And I think the procession from Aida is one of the most exciting pieces of music I have ever heard. My all-time favourite? Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones. That is how old I am.

 

Oh, and I completely agree with your assessment of Pavarotti. He was a rock star.

 

 





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  Reply # 1529333 10-Apr-2016 09:44
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Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:

 

 

 

Likewise opera. Largely beyond me how anyone can be induced to pay money to listen to that - again with some exceptions. I took a girlfriend to see Pavarotti many moons ago (no names, no pack drill) and that was pretty impressive.

 

 

What this thread tells me - again - is that different people have different tastes. When I am asked what kind of music I like, I always say good music. I like intelligent pop, blues, jazz, rock, country, classical and, yes, opera, but not all of it by any means. Partly, taste is a matter of musical education. I have learned to enjoy things as I have grown older that I couldn't stand when I was younger. I do like Dire Straights, as well as Queen and Led Zeppelin and many other groups and artists, though I'm not up to date on current trends and the examples I have heard here haven't done a lot for me. If you think you don't like any opera, though, try some of Mozart's stuff. I also have the procession from Aida on my car flash drive next to Destiny's Child. I like Destiny's Child. And I think the procession from Aida is one of the most exciting pieces of music I have ever heard. My all-time favourite? Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones. That is how old I am.

 

Oh, and I completely agree with your assessment of Pavarotti. He was a rock star.

 

 

 

 

The Stones are hard to beat when at their best, that is for sure.

 

Of course, people like different things - and on a fundamental level I do not think education will persuade someone to love something they cannot stand on an organic level!

 

It's like food: some things do not register in my mind as food and I simply cannot eat them without being sick, such as raw fruit. I know it's good for me but that does nothing to alter the fact that it all tastes revolting, smells revolting and causes me to hurl it up, assuming I even manage to swallow it! I do not think education would improve something that has been the case for almost 50 years.








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Keats details here






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  Reply # 1529525 10-Apr-2016 15:57
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networkn:

 

 

 

An interesting story about how music affects people and then how music plus reference changes that. 

 

I am a big Celine Dion fan. (No I don't care you don't like her, and I care even less that you may think less of me because I do). Late '99 I was fortunate enough to receive her latest album a little earlier than most, and like all her previous albums, I listened to it on loop for about 2 months. I very much enjoyed the album.

 

I went to the USA for the Year 2000 Celebrations and whilst there, I went to a Sony Metroplex in San Francisco and saw BiCentential Man starring Robin Williams. I, unlike some, very much enjoyed the movie, but it was made considerably more so because her music from this album was dispersed through the movie. 

 

What I felt was interesting, was after the movie, that album held completely different meaning to me and now when I listen to these tracks, the emotions brought up are related to the ones from the movie. 

 

 

I get same reaction to Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.


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  Reply # 1529542 10-Apr-2016 16:40
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bazzer:

 

networkn:

 

 

 

An interesting story about how music affects people and then how music plus reference changes that. 

 

I am a big Celine Dion fan. (No I don't care you don't like her, and I care even less that you may think less of me because I do). Late '99 I was fortunate enough to receive her latest album a little earlier than most, and like all her previous albums, I listened to it on loop for about 2 months. I very much enjoyed the album.

 

I went to the USA for the Year 2000 Celebrations and whilst there, I went to a Sony Metroplex in San Francisco and saw BiCentential Man starring Robin Williams. I, unlike some, very much enjoyed the movie, but it was made considerably more so because her music from this album was dispersed through the movie. 

 

What I felt was interesting, was after the movie, that album held completely different meaning to me and now when I listen to these tracks, the emotions brought up are related to the ones from the movie. 

 

 

I get same reaction to Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.

 

 

I'd not heard of that movie, I've added to my list. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1529801 11-Apr-2016 08:28
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networkn:

 

bazzer:

 

 

 

I get same reaction to Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.

 

 

I'd not heard of that movie, I've added to my list. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's good.  I guess it depends what is going on in your own life at the time, but I found this one emotional, and it stuck with me for days afterwards.


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Rikkitic:

Geektastic:


 


Likewise opera. Largely beyond me how anyone can be induced to pay money to listen to that - again with some exceptions. I took a girlfriend to see Pavarotti many moons ago (no names, no pack drill) and that was pretty impressive.



What this thread tells me - again - is that different people have different tastes. When I am asked what kind of music I like, I always say good music. I like intelligent pop, blues, jazz, rock, country, classical and, yes, opera, but not all of it by any means. Partly, taste is a matter of musical education. I have learned to enjoy things as I have grown older that I couldn't stand when I was younger. I do like Dire Straights, as well as Queen and Led Zeppelin and many other groups and artists, though I'm not up to date on current trends and the examples I have heard here haven't done a lot for me. If you think you don't like any opera, though, try some of Mozart's stuff. I also have the procession from Aida on my car flash drive next to Destiny's Child. I like Destiny's Child. And I think the procession from Aida is one of the most exciting pieces of music I have ever heard. My all-time favourite? Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones. That is how old I am.


Oh, and I completely agree with your assessment of Pavarotti. He was a rock star.


 



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Geektastic:

 

OK. I know I am a bit unusual.

 

However, I wondered if this one was down to me or whether others share.

 

I have plenty of music in my Apple Music collection - enough to play it for days and days without repeating. 

 

Yet I just spent 10 minutes trawling through it all completely unable to find a single album I wanted to listen to and ended up putting on a streaming radio station.

 

I find the music has to fit the way I am feeling at that moment or else it is intolerable and I MUST turn it off or change it if I am to be able to concentrate on anything else. Some music (e.g. rap) has that effect to such an extent that I will leap up and cross the room to turn it off or leave shops etc that are playing it because I simply cannot bear to listen to it.

 

Is anyone else that sensitive to it or am I just very eccentric that way?

 

 

When nothing comes to mind, I usually find some Salmonella Dub tends to find it's way to the top of the playlist ...sorta sets the "tone" for what I start to listen to next.

 

After that, perhaps some "Psychedelic" genre - Alien Project, 1200 Micrograms.

 

Some latin - Ricky Martin ...

 

Eminem aint too bad ..

 

Aqua ?

 

Disturbed ...

 

Then after that, meh who knows - I have a music player that Auto-Dj's the recently listened to :-)

 

 





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bazzer: I get same reaction to Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.

 

 

 

 

I especially like how he sings the line "rrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrr, rrrrrrr r rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."





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bazzer: I get same reaction to Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.

 

 

 

 

I especially like how he sings the line "rrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrr, rrrrrrr r rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."

 

 

 

 

I like mmmm mmmm mmm mmm by the crash test dummies :) 




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networkn:

 

BurningBeard:

 

bazzer: I get same reaction to Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.

 

 

 

 

I especially like how he sings the line "rrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrr, rrrrrrr r rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."

 

 

 

 

I like mmmm mmmm mmm mmm by the crash test dummies :) 

 

 

 

 

I like scoobety doobetyy bee bop by Ella Fitzgerald...!

 

 

 

Seriously, though, her live version of Mack the Knife where she does not know the complete song so ad libs demonstrates a skill level modern 'musicians' can only dream of in many cases!






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  Reply # 1530989 12-Apr-2016 18:27
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bazzer: I get same reaction to Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.

 

 

 I especially like how he sings the line "rrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrr, rrrrrrr r rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."

 

 

Don't know that one?


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  Reply # 1531031 12-Apr-2016 19:54
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Geektastic:

networkn:


BurningBeard:


bazzer: I get same reaction to Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild soundtrack.



 


I especially like how he sings the line "rrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrr, rrrrrrr r rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."



 


I like mmmm mmmm mmm mmm by the crash test dummies :) 



 


I like scoobety doobetyy bee bop by Ella Fitzgerald...!


 


Seriously, though, her live version of Mack the Knife where she does not know the complete song so ad libs demonstrates a skill level modern 'musicians' can only dream of in many cases!



Ella's adlibbed version of Mack the Knife is awesome. I love jazz.

Diana Krall is great to listen to also. Her husband isn't too shabby either.

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When in doubt - Leonard Cohen.

 

His later albums, particularly the live material is quite mellow. However, I concede that you have to probably be in the right mood for Death of a Ladies Man, or the Songs of Love and Hate.

 

Particular tracks that are my "go to" faves, in no particular order:

 

  • Chelsea Hotel #2
  • Famous Blue Raincoat
  • Suzanne
  • Take this Waltz
  • Avalanche
  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Who by Fire
  • The Partisan
  • The Captain

Suddenly, I feel the urge to put some music on......


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