Mar 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm #1255913
So we're all here for a common purpose–the love of the great outdoors! (And because of gear fetishes).
I'm curious as to what types of music you all listen to. Will our interests have common links or be all over the board? You don't need to list your entire iTunes collection, but just a few samples.
Besides the classics (Beethoven, Dvorak, Haydn, etc…[I'm a classically trained violinist]), Radiohead, Oasis, Sea Wolf, Shearwater, Doves, Hard-Fi.
How 'bout you?Mar 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm #1580157
Foo Fighters, any ACDC, and Sam Roberts.Mar 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm #1580163
I was recently struck by a six-string thunderbolt out of the blue called "The Soft Pack." Check out http://thesoftpackofficial.com for some straight-ahead rock that sounds great. These SoCal boys were on Letterman recently and are currently taking Europe by storm. Love their videos.Mar 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm #1580167
Dean F.BPL Member
@acrosomeLocale: Back in the Front Range
Egad, I'll listen to almost any genre. I tend to like individual songs rather than a given style. That said, it has to be a truly exceptional country/western or rap song to get my approval.
My iPod has everything from various classics, through Apocalyptica and TSO, flirting with Ducktown Station and Arlo Guthrie, and on through Elvis and the Beatles and Aerosmith, to Ozzy and old Metallica, Sade, Sia, Concrete Blonde, NIN, etc., and into Rihanna and Beyonce.
Damned near everything. I simply can't list everything.Mar 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm #1580170
Over the Rhine, Zep, Allman Bros., Aerosmith, Ben Harper, Brazilian Girls, Concrete Blonde, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole, The Dead Weather, Genesis, Jackson Browne, Miles Davis, to name a few.Mar 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm #1580174
Now here's a topic I can sink my teeth into!
Since going Ipod, I listen to music completely differently. I almost exclusively let the thing play on shuffle. I very rarely listen to a whole "album" at once. Anything I get new just gets parked on the Ipod and when the tracks come up, they come up. I get a lot of pleasant surprises that way.
Here are the last ten artists to play while I've been sitting here working:
Another set of ten an hour from now could be totally different!
I love it…..Mar 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm #1580175
Can't wait to hear from Jay, and Kenny H……..Mar 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm #1580188
Nathan VBPL Member
@junkLocale: The Great Lake State
I listen to *almost* anything, but some of my all time favorites are: Bob Seger, Zeppelin, Brian Setzer, The White Stripes, Willie Nelson, Sarah McLachlan, Jimmy Buffet, Blink 182, I could go on and on, but I won't.Mar 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm #1580190
Josh LeavittBPL Member
@joshleavittLocale: Ruta Locura
Rage against the machine
Just about anything but Polka!Mar 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm #1580193
Dean F.BPL Member
@acrosomeLocale: Back in the Front Range
Oh, Come On !!!!
The "Beer Barrel Polka" ?!?!
How can you not LOVE that?
"Polka You Eyes Out", by Weird Al ?!?!
:o)Mar 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm #1580196
This icelandic group Amiina totally blows my mind every time. They play saws and music boxes and toy bells to such beautiful effect:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYIDUvAtiGcMar 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm #1580207
Cool! I was hoping there were some new groups for me to check out.Mar 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm #1580212
Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Hmm… depends on my mood. Bands I like almost any time include Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush, Foo Fighters, and old (pre-And Justice For All) Metallica. I usually go through periods where I get really into a genre of music (rock or punk specifically) and don't listen to much else. Right now I'm on a ska kick and and listening to a lot of Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Streetlight Manifesto, and Big D and the Kids Table. At various other times I've listened to a lot of: Ramones, The Clash, The Cure, Daft Punk, AC/DC, Hendrix, The Who, Bob Seger, Cake, Arlo Guthrie, The Cars, Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Face to Face, NOFX, Less Than Jake, The Offspring, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queen, and Jimmy Buffett. You can even catch me listening to blues, bluegrass, or classical music from time to time.
There is very little music I'm not open to listening to but I have yet to find any country or rap/hip-hop that is of any interest to me.
And contrary to a previous poster, if I can track down a copy of an album I prefer to listen to it all the way through. Sure, sometimes I like the convenience of just picking my favorite song, but I would never have discovered my favorite PF song (One of These Days, BTW) if I just listened to the popular tracks/albums.
How about bands that you hate? Me, I wish Nickelback would crash into a mountain. And don't get me started on Creed reuniting. Ugh, I can't even come up with words to sufficiently describe the level of loathing I have for their "music."
AdamMar 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm #1580229
I like your selections, we have a lot of overlap (my favorite Metallica is "Kill 'em all!).
I just wanted to clarify my original post……I always dump whole albums onto my Ipod. I rarely buy or rip a single song by itself, unless it's something cheesy from the 70's (and I have A LOT of that).
I love hearing a tune I don't recognize on my Ipod and having to get up to see who it is.
Looking at your list of bands, I bet I could turn you on to some "country" you would like!
I'm with ya on the rap thing, though.Mar 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm #1580246
…and Dave Matthews, early Waterboys, The Wallflowers, and Todd Snider.Mar 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm #1580251
Music collections are like fingerprints and snowflakes, no two are alike.Mar 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm #1580262
@junctionLocale: Atlanta, GA
I'll listen to just about anything but Rap. My personal preference are Classical works.Mar 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm #1580267
No to start a debate, but as much as I dislike Rap and a lot of the R&B/hip hop, its not because its a music that I simply don't like. I'm not really a fan of country either, but what makes me dislike Rap especially is the subculture surrounding it. You got guys making millions by selling sex, drugs, violence, killing cops, the virtues of being a thug, etc… THATS why I don't like that music.
I love it when I pull up next to a car with little kids in it and the stereo is blaring with lyrics like "Mutha #$%& the police!"Mar 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm #1580270
Tom CaldwellBPL Member
I wouldn't know where to start, there are thousands of artists I like, thousands I choose not to listen to. The older I get the more I tend to dislike anything that causes me anxiety.
It would probably be easier to name bands I don't particularly care for. So from whom has been mentioned, these are acts I choose not to listen to:
I've liked them all in the past, but if they are played on the radio they usually get switched.Mar 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm #1580273
Rock and roll is based on the same premises as rap, it has just been watered down through the ages to make it more palatable to the consumer.Mar 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm #1580280
"You got guys making millions by selling sex, drugs, violence, killing cops, the virtues of being a thug, etc"
I thought we were talking about music, not Hollywood…..Mar 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm #1580285
Yes, when we get down to it, all "modern" music we hear on the radio stems from early Ragtime and Blues music that originated around the turn of the century (1900). So while it can be argued that they are based on the same premises (I'll certainly concede that Rock n Roll isn't full of angles, either), they now are essentially different.
But then, what defines Rock now? Indie music? These lines are becoming harder and harder to distinguish.
I also might add that the "obscenities" we hear in a lot of music nowadays, while much more blatant, were perceived in just about every genre of music at one time or another. Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" (1913) was as shocking to audiences then as Eminem is shocking to my grandmother.Mar 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm #1580286
Point taken, Douglas! : )Mar 1, 2010 at 6:49 pm #1580290
Ben 2 WorldBPL Member
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
I like a bit of everything — although I do tend more toward softer music. Just about the only music that I won't listen to is Rap.Mar 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm #1580297
I'm not a fan of most Rap either, but Michael Franti does some great work. Quite a social conscience.
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