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Post by joannaardway » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:45 pm

Huge post alert:

I should have posted ages ago, but here is a list of my musical tastes:

I have compiled seven CD-Rs to date, and some of their contents are listed below (observe the trend in tastes) - some of the stuff is joke stuff (listed in Italics) and the artists are listed in bold.

I listen to other stuff, but I tend to listen to classical music off the radio, or from general classical Albums.

I'm sure this listing is going to say a lot about me, but then again, if you know what type of person I am...

CD 1:
Since you've been gone - Rainbow
Lots of Lightning seeds - there's actually so much on here, there's none elsewhere.
Some Queen: Don't stop me now, 7 seas of Rhye and Bohemian Rhapsody
Common People - Pulp

CD 2:
Holding out for a hero - Bonnie Tyler
Against all odds - Phil Collins
Star Trekkin' (No, I am not a star trek fan) - The firm
500 miles - The Proclaimers
Moonlight shadow - Mike Oldfield (The guy who did Tubular bells)
Yoda - Wierd Al Yankovic (Parody of Hey, that's funny!a by the Kinks)
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
Land Down under - Men at work
REM - The sidewinder sleeps tonight, Man on the moon, The end of the world
Zombie Zoo - Tom Petty
The Cars - Tonight, Magic
The police - Every breath you take

CD 3:
Livin' on a prayer
Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
Bat out of Hell - Meat loaf (one of my favourite artists ever)
Wake Up - Rise against the Machine (theme from the Matrix)
The who - Pinball wizard, Baba O'Riley, Who are you, You better you bet
Tubthumping (in French!)
Smooth Criminal - London symphony Orchestra (excellent counter to Silentguy's point in another thread - actually the song "Layla" sounds like some of Copland's work when played like this)

CD 4:
more Queen - Princes of the Universe, I want to break free
more REM - Imitation of Life
Some Dire Straits
Y.M.C.A (in Cantonese! - another of my strange choices)
Chicken Impossible (Mission Impossible theme - done by chickens)
Papa Roach - Cut my life in to pieces
Some Rolling Stones: Paint it black, and some other stuff
The Bell (from tubular bells II) - Mike Oldfield (with "a strolling player" [old english term for actor - oh, alright - it's Alan Rickman] as master of Ceromonies)
The Offspring: Have you ever, Walla Walla, Why don't you get a job, Americana

CD 5:
Terminator 2 theme (great film - it's got miniguns in it!)
Nightwish (Finnish metal band): She is my sin, Nemo, Walking in the air
Ebay - Wierd Al Yankovic
Some Madness
I will always love you - Whitney Houston
For whom the bell tolls - Metallica
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - The endless enigma part 1, fugue, The endless enigma part 2
The anthem -Good Charlotte
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
The Bee Gees - You win again, Ordinary lives (one of my favourite pieces ever)

CD 6:
Going Underground - The Jam
more Nightwish: Wishmaster, End of all hope, I wish I had an angel
The eye of the Tiger - Survivor
More than a feeling (short version) - Boston
The final countdown - Europe
Wild west hero - ELO
London Underground (very funny, but even ruder)
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
Lots of Meat loaf: I would do anything for love (but I won't do that), Life is a lemon and I want my money back, Rock and roll dreams come through, Wasted Youth, Everything louder than everything else

CD 7:
God save the Queen - Brian May
The Ultimate showdown of Ultimate Destiny - Lemon Demon
More than a feeling (full version) - Boston
I am the one and only - Chesney Hawkes
The passenger - Iggy pop
Even more Nightwish: Planet Hell, Elvenpath, The kinslayer
Now you're a man - DVDA
Altered State - Mike Oldfield
Canon Rock - Jerryl
King of wishful thinking - Go west
There she goes - The LAs
The day before yesterday's man - The supernaturals
Out in the Fields - Gary Moore
Fanfare for the common man - ELP (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
Alone - Heart
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Metal Guru - TRex
The Spirit of Radio - Rush
"Over the hills and far away, she prays he will return one day. As sure as the rivers reach the seas, back in his arms again she'll be." - Over the Hills and far away, Gary Moore

"So many people have come and gone, their faces fade as the years go by. Yet I still recall as I wander on, as clear as the sun in the summer sky" - More than a feeling, Boston

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Post by Silence » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:56 pm

Wow. That's a long list!

I don't really listen to music. Sure, I've played classical music, jazz, band music, etc. on the instrument that I play (I'm not going to tell anybody what instrument it is, so don't ask), but I only know a handful of those songs.

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Post by DX » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:30 pm

You kinda gave away what instrument you play simply by the wording...I know of only a handful of instruments where you would use the term "play music on". :p

The longest I could survive without listening to music is like...3 hours, not including sleeping time. My mood can often be traced to how much battery is left on my iPod. :rolleyes:

@joannaardway: Great stuff there!
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Post by Silence » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:43 pm

You think you know what I play? Shoot! (pun intended :D )

I thought the battery meter on iPods was messed up--isn't it pretty fickle when it comes to determining the amount of battery life left? I wouldn't know, of course.

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Post by joannaardway » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:00 pm

I've been meaning to get an mp3 player for sometime, but CD's suffice for now.

There's about 120 tracks on all the CD's - at an average 4 mb per track, I'd need a 512mb player - I don't listen to some of the tracks on the CDs any more, so that should give me some spare space.
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"So many people have come and gone, their faces fade as the years go by. Yet I still recall as I wander on, as clear as the sun in the summer sky" - More than a feeling, Boston

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Post by Silence » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:07 pm

Did you find the average size yourself, or did you use the average as quoted by Apple or another MP3 player distributor? If you found it yourself, make sure you include the compression calculations; the iPod is good because it can compress songs to about 1/10 of their original sizes while retaining almost all of the sound quality.

If you only need 512 Mb (you'll need more once you get a player :D ), there are tons of options out there.

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Post by Spinner » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:08 pm

Some good music there. What Dire Straits tracks did you choose?

I like some of Gary Moore's blues, it has its own style about it, which I happen to enjoy!
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Post by joannaardway » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:13 pm

That's a pre-quoted figure - so I don't know exactly.

I can't remember what the Dire straits tracks were called.
"Over the hills and far away, she prays he will return one day. As sure as the rivers reach the seas, back in his arms again she'll be." - Over the Hills and far away, Gary Moore

"So many people have come and gone, their faces fade as the years go by. Yet I still recall as I wander on, as clear as the sun in the summer sky" - More than a feeling, Boston

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Post by DX » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:22 pm

I thought the battery meter on iPods was messed up--isn't it pretty fickle when it comes to determining the amount of battery life left? I wouldn't know, of course.


I have a 20 gig, the generation before photo iPods came out. Every 30 minutes or so, you lose a sliver of the battery meter. It is pretty predictable.
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Post by Spinner » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:24 pm

Has anyone seen The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash? Very funny mockumentary on a band The Beatles seem to have taken some ideas from.
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Post by wetmonkey442 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:42 pm

I have a 512 mb mp3 player. I love it. I don't listen to much music, though, so a larger one would probably be recommended for someone who is a bit of an audiophile.

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Post by Silence » Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:06 pm

Yes, although I neither have nor want one, MP3 players are very nice. If I ever do get into music, I will get one instead of a CD player...actually, most people will do that. CD players are out.

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Post by joannaardway » Tue May 02, 2006 6:50 pm

I have no portable music device - thus as I have a CD hi-fi in my bedroom, but only a rather poor PC, CD's are a better bet than MP3s

I have attachements that could fit an Mp3 player to my stereo - but then again, mp3 players don't come with a remote.

For portable music, I will use an mp3 player rather than a CD player, if I ever get one.
"Over the hills and far away, she prays he will return one day. As sure as the rivers reach the seas, back in his arms again she'll be." - Over the Hills and far away, Gary Moore

"So many people have come and gone, their faces fade as the years go by. Yet I still recall as I wander on, as clear as the sun in the summer sky" - More than a feeling, Boston

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Post by Spinner » Mon May 22, 2006 6:46 pm

I don't have a CD player or mp3 player, so I use my computer with it connected up to my PA system. It can sound pretty loud, I haven't tested it to see just how high its volume can go. :p

Regarding music, I've been listening to the latest Mark Knopfler album, his collaboration with Emmylou Harris, All the Roadrunning. I really shouldn't like it, considering its clear country influences, but somehow I do - it's brilliant. No Brothers in Arms, but it still has a wonderful, thoughtful feel to it, while not remaining too sedate.

Standout tracks:

Beachcombing
This Is Us
All The Roadrunning
If This Is Goodbye (about 9/11, apparently)
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Post by Monsoon » Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:49 am

A slight change of taste in music lately:

This Fire Burns-Killswitch Engage
Physician Heal Thyself-Zao
Ghost Of Past Failures-Shadows Fall
More Metal Than Your Ma's Kettle-Overcast
Lay My Burden Down-Seemless
To The Fallen Hero-God Forbid

and then

Love Will Tear Us Apart-Joy Division
Drunken Lullabies-Flogging Molly
What I Got-Sublime
Where Is My Mind?-The Pixies
Day The World Went Away-Nine Inch Nails

Zao is a really unique metal/harcore band that made a huge leap between their last album (Funeral Of God) to their newest CD, out June 13 (The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here). I think they're really talented at what they do.
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