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Your Music Choices and Why???

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by John Dirk, Nov 22, 2019.

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  1. John Dirk

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    @Clinton McClure - Dude, this is such a great post!!! I apologize for just getting around to reading it in its entirety tonight. Pretty busy these days...

    You LISTENED! That's the only way to actually LEARN.
     
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    Thanks, John. I know long posts are sometimes a slog to get through so I appreciate you reading mine to completion.
     
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    They are and also don't come with any guarantee you'll ultimately find the time spent was worthwhile. Like me, I'm sure you've been on both sides of that coin. I've written long posts that didn't go over as intended and also read some with the same conclusion. If there were a better way to learn than [objectively] listening I would sign up in a second. :)
     
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    Just had the chance to listen to this. It reminds me of my High School days. Wonderful times yet music CAN be more inclusive.
     
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    I'll take any "Doo-Wop" from the 50's.
     
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    What's the conundrum though? The great thing about the time we live in is that we can "take" them all.
     
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    Wow! Another Gershon Kingsley (and Jean-Jacques Perrey?) fan! I bought and fell in love with the Perrey & Kingsley albums on Vanguard in the late 60's and still listen to them sometimes. Young kids love this music -- it's so melodic, yet mischievous. And it's still in print. Do your children a favor and play this often humorous electronic pop music for them. This began back in the days before Moog took off as a more serious music form with Walter/Wendy Carlo's "Switched-On Back," and Vangelis and Dick Hyman, etc.
     
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    I cannot warm up to hard-core C&W, although mention has been made earlier in the thread that a member developed more appreciation for it upon viewing the Ken Burns doc, which I will try to do. I rarely like rap. But tastes change. The big band music my dad played all the time (as well as his Ray Conniff albums) are now stuff I seek out, although I despised it when young. Probably it just recalls the days when a sense of security fortunate kids like myself experienced while growing up. I love classical now, because it helps me to write, and to relax. Generally I prefer female vocals for popular music and rock and roll. Orchestral movie scores have always appealed to me -- they are the classical music of the modern era, albeit differently structured.

    Favorite artists and songs/works over the years include (a small sampling):

    CLASSICAL:

    DEBUSSY (Tone poems, such as Arabesque #1, Jeux, etc.)
    RALPH VAUGHN WILIAMS (Orchestral works such as Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tillis, etc.)
    SIBELIUS (The Swan of Tuonela, Finlandia, etc.)
    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (Scheherezade, etc.)
    GRIEG (Nordic Dances, The Last Spring, etc.)
    RESPIGHI (Fountains of Rome, Brazilian Impressions, etc.)

    POPULAR & ROCK:

    ABBA (Dancing Queen, Another Town, Another Train, Dance (While the Music Still Goes On)
    BEATLES (Almost everything between 1965-1967)
    BEE GEES (Lamplight, Then You Left Me, I Can't Let You Go, South Dakota Morning, Spirits Having Flown, etc.)
    BILLY JOEL (The Downeaster Alexa, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, etc.)
    OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (Don't Stop Believing, Come On Over, etc.)
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Tougher Than the Rest, Janey Don't You Lose Heart, etc.)
    NINO TEMPO AND APRIL STEVENS (Deep Purple)
    RONETTES (Be My Baby)
    FOUR TOPS (Baby I Need Your Lovin', Walk Away Renee)
    THE CARS (Stranger Eyes)
    CCR (Bad Moon Rising, Who'll Stop the Rain, etc.)
    COLDPLAY (The Hardest Part)
    TRAVIS (Turn)
    BEACH BOYS (God Only Knows, Don't Worry Baby)
    ...and on and on...

    SOUNDTRACKS:

    OUT OF AFRICA, MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, THUNDERBALL, LION IN WINTER, etc. (Barry)
    THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR, THREE WORLDS OF GULLIVER, 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD (Herrmann)
    WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1970), THREE MUSKETEERS (1974) (Legrand)
    CHINATOWN, MEDICINE MAN, STAR TREK TMP, RUDY, WIND AND THE LION, etc. (Goldsmith)
    EXODUS, IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (Gold)
    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE GREAT ESCAPE, HEAVY METAL, etc. (Bernstein)
    EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, DICK TRACY, BIG FISH, SOMMERSBY, ARTICLE 99 (Elfman)
    ...and on and on...

    Who really gives a s**t what my personal favorites are, anyway? :D
     
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    Awesome!

    His music inspired me to buy my first Moog Synth. I love it, and have been making my new age music since 2006. One of the best purchases I have ever made.
     

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