Musicial interest

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    Jan 03, 2007 11:28 AM GMT
    From being a member of several online gay communities, i've found that most, when offering an online radio option only play 'dance music' and diva inspired maddness.

    I would like to ask the question how many people here actually listen to other music?

    Personally i have an ecletic taste in music, usually tending towards rock and roll/Drum and base/soft rock, but mood plays a big part in whats on the stereo.




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    Jan 03, 2007 11:59 AM GMT
    I'm an avid jazz listener, mostly small combo type stuff - Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Joshua Redman...love Reggae- Steele Pulse, Burning Spear, Morgan Heritage (roots stuff with good vibes)..Blues and R&B round out my listening, Angie Stone to Z.Z. Hill
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    Jan 03, 2007 3:09 PM GMT
    have heard of burning spear, picked up some salmoneela dub and resin dogs plus the awesome Xavier rudd when i was in new zealand. nice chill out tunes, just groovin with friends.
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    Jan 03, 2007 5:04 PM GMT
    I think like Surfwarrior, I find the emphasis on dance music and diva stuff rather ho-hum and predictable. Don't get me wrong, I like dancing... though I can genuinely go on without the divas.

    If your musical tastes run eclectic, check out kcrwmusic.com, the online music-only version of KCRW, the public radio station out of Los Angeles. With programs like "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and others, you can't go wrong.

    You might also check out Jane Siberry, Canada's Queen of Eclectism {www.sheeba.ca}. Her music ranges from folk to dance and classical and everything in-between. Most of us are like that, anyway... so why shouldn't a recording artist follow suit? Jane's going by the name Issa these days, but the music is just the same. Enjoy!
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    Jan 04, 2007 1:10 AM GMT
    Not a radio listener at all. I do go out a lot and dance to dance/house and therefore would listen to remixed music. But my passion lies in chillout, ambient, with Enigma and Schiller being my favorite groups of all time.
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    Jan 04, 2007 2:24 AM GMT
    Great discussion - enjoyed iTuning some recommendations, and would throw in Hayden's "Skyscraper National Park" Album and Marcus Wyatt's "Gathering" is awesome. Not to mention The Album Leaf and the Bedouin Soundclash... I could go on and on and on....
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    Jan 06, 2007 10:25 PM GMT
    I like classic music ,all the time dance is for 14 old kid to 17 old boys?
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    Jan 09, 2007 5:07 AM GMT
    Classical, American Pop Standards, Jazz and New Wave are my favorites. in the ny area there is a great weekend radio show on WQXR hosted by Jonathan Schwartz. He plays a variety of American songs from Bob Dylan to Porter, Gershwim, Duke, Ella, Satchmo, etc.
    Brazilian music is very important to me too from classic Bossa Nova to contemporary.


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    Jan 10, 2007 5:58 AM GMT
    im a musician, i play bass guitar in bands and recordings - everything from hard rock to acoustic and jazz. dance music has its place - its for dancing to. but some people i know play it non-stop, all day everyday as though there is no other kind of music.

    silly way to think, very narrow minded. there's a vast world of excellent music out there.
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    Jan 10, 2007 3:20 PM GMT
    I'm a country music fan and tend to listen to that a lot but I do branch out to the pop stuff from time to time. I'm even starting to appreciate the dance stuff. It helps that I have Sirius radio which allows me to very easily get a taste of different styles that I probably wouldn't otherwise listen to.
  • art_smass

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    Jan 10, 2007 5:58 PM GMT
    As I clicked on this link to read what you guys are listening to, I was listening to The Humpty Dance. Heh heh. . .
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    Jan 13, 2007 2:11 AM GMT
    Love music. My taste varies with my mood as well. Drum and bass is great if it's not repetative ala Aphex Twin and other Warp Record artists. Huge Radiohead fan. I like some Jazz such as Billie Holiday (I guess that's kinda gay), John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sade. Also into some deep R&B such as Marvin Gaye. Have seen Ani DiFranco in concert more than any other artist. If I could see anyone in concert, it would be Kate Bush. I get in arguments when I say I think Pink Floyd are better than The Beatles. I love classical music too, especially 20th century period composers, my favorite being Stravinsky. I can talk about music for hours. :)
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    Jan 13, 2007 11:34 PM GMT
    Great line of discussion! Music is a very personal issue with everyone having their own twist on what is the perfect music for whatever the moment is. Myself - from a classically trained family background so tend that way - While some of El Divo is a bit over the top - those four men are easy on the eyes! Also, a great mix of classical and contemporary is Sarah Brightman - imagine a classical trained voice singing "Whiter Shade of Pale" with a rock background or check out her treatment of some opera standards done with a pulsating percussion background loaded with the influence of the islands - great stuff! She has several albums out ... OK - just showed my age there! She has several CD's out!
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    Jan 20, 2007 12:06 AM GMT
    Major chillout tunes-Fat Freddy's Drop


    so relaxed I could melt right on the spot,the hot bath and good food helped too.
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    Jan 20, 2007 3:14 PM GMT
    classical music fan here
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    Jan 20, 2007 10:07 PM GMT
    Like caslon, I'm a fan of classical music. While others may find it dull, or not inspiring, I can actually listen to it during workouts and be psyched by it.
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    Jan 21, 2007 3:40 AM GMT
    I agree 100%... Vivaldi, for instance, can make for an excellent workout. So can Bjork or Moby. ANYTHING but the piped in gym music. Ahh, the wonders of the iPod!
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    Jan 21, 2007 4:08 AM GMT
    Enigma and Schiller!!
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    Jan 21, 2007 5:24 PM GMT
    I listen to almost anything from jazz such as Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, and Duke Ellington to the new wave jazz artists like Brian Culberston and Incognito. R & B, Hip Hop, 60s, alternative, latin, pop. Hell anything that sounds good!!
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    Jan 25, 2007 10:45 PM GMT
    My musical taste is across the board. I'll listen to pretty much everything and we have a VARIED music section! I tend to work out to Dance and on occasion Bach (especially his cello pieces and the Well-Tempered Clavier), Beethoven (try running to Symphony nr. 9 it's INSANELY uplifting!)
    I would recommend checking out Faithless for some interesting stuff; they've put out 4 albums (are they still called albums, I wonder...) and each is as distinct as the members themselves... I also enjoy the mixes of DJ Bravehound. Andrew ROCKS!!!
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    Jan 27, 2007 5:52 AM GMT
    I'm totally into the indie/experimental scene at the moment. My faves are Radiohead (best band alive at the moment, IMHO), Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, and Sonic Youth.
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    Jan 30, 2007 12:42 PM GMT
    My music taste is all over the place. I like some dance music (house/Chicago style), and even like to play around with remixing music (I've got a ton of music creation software on my computer). But most of the music I listen to is classic rock and metal, and 80's-90's punk/alternative/new wave.

    On some other forums I belong to, we've done this "music player shuffle" game. You put whatever MP3 player you use on shuffle, and post the first ten songs that come up on the playlist. Here's mine:

    1. MIA - "Pull Up People"
    2. The Hives - "Declare Nucleaire"
    3. VNV Nation - "Chrome"
    4. Prince - "Ballad of Dorothy Parker"
    5. Buzzcocks - "Fiction Romance"
    6. The Smiths - "There is a light..."
    7. Depeche Mode - "Never Let Me Down Again"
    8. Lady Sovereign - "Little Bit of Shhh"
    9. The Clash - "Death or Glory"
    10. Outkast - "Hey Ya"

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    Feb 01, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
    i like that idea man, my itunes spits out these

    1.Beyond the sea, from Finding Nemo (i'ma marine scientist, i love this movie)

    2.Seek and destroy. Kasabian

    3.Butterflies and hurricanes. Muse

    4.Jump around. House of Pain

    5.Spellbound. AC/DC

    6.Volcano. Damien Rice

    7.The Cat That Ate The candle. Altan (a wee irish ditty)

    8.Carolina. Sheryl Crow

    9.Gasolina. Daddy Yankee (for shame)

    10.Obscure thing. Ash
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    Feb 01, 2007 11:56 PM GMT
    my ipod 10:

    1- So Pure, Alanis Morissette

    2-Flashdance (Deep Dish)

    3-Number 1 Goldfrapp

    4-Daylight Matthew Sweet

    5-Avalon (fuck me i'm famous remix) Juliet

    6-Wonderful Annie Lennox

    7-Which Way You're Going, Robbie Rivera

    8-Flawless, George Michael

    9-All I Need, Blue Six

    10- Protection, Massive Attack
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    Feb 02, 2007 1:11 AM GMT
    Flash Dance Deepdish remix was MASSIVE over here, its a good tune