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What kind of music?

by superstretch
posted 05-23-2011 06:52 PM


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#1 posted 05-23-2011 07:33 PM

classical for sure
some jazz
when i need to start cooking good
latin jazz
or classic rock

oh and 40’s music

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 07:35 PM

Hmmm, It would be quicker to say what kind of music I don’t like (rap, country). Mostly I listen to pop and jazz/blues for the 1920’s – 50’s (love the music from the 20’s & 30’s. Whispering, Who, Sheik of Araby, Alice Blue Gown – on & on) People like King Oliver, Scott Joplin, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington. Moving on to Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Rushing, Big Maybelle, Etta James, Jack Teagarden. Another favorite group of music is what I grew up with – CCR, Beatles, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel (a fave), Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush (her older stuff), some Brian Eno, Anything by Dead Can Dance. I love Middle Eastern music, Slavic music, medieval music on authentic instruments (I’m 1/2 Hungarian & 1/2 Irish – lol) Latin & Spanish guitar, and bluegrass.

That about sums it up! CCR’s what’s in the player now…

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 07:39 PM

Death Metal (serious). Every once in a while, I’ll mix it up with Sinatra, Lightnin’ Hopkins, maybe some techie stuff like Blotched Science. In general though, it’s the Melvins, Big Business, Clutch, Deftones, Slayer, etc. My fiance’ has strong objections to all of the above. I do the above while woodworking, like below (so we all dont’ get into trouble).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 07:41 PM

In my shop CD player ive got:

Sublime – 40 oz to freedom
Metallica – Black Album, Master of Puppets
Tool: Lateralus
Coheed & Cambria : second album

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 07:44 PM

2nd Christef on Lateralus. Very few bands around that are tighter. I hadn’t thought about Sublime in some time. I’ll get on a reggae kick every once in a while & Sublime is what usually gets me started. While listening to Tool, I like to prop my plane on a square dowel.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 07:51 PM

Depends on my current mood, desired mood, and what I’m trying to achieve.
Beethoven, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Beethoven, Bob Marley, Irish Music, Dylan (Bob & Thomas), Beethoven, both Buckleys, Leonard Cohen. When I’m angry at the world I listen to Dr King Jr’s “I have a dream speech
My mp3 software tells my I’ve listened to Furtwangler’s 1943 Beethoven 7 no less than 53 times – and still I smile when I hear it!
Now I’m living in Portugal, I’m getting more into Fado, notably Amália Rodrigues.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 07:55 PM

Hello
In my shop I have a cd player and a lot of good music

Metallica , Slayer, Anthrax, Trust , AC/DC, Craddle of filth, Kreator, Destruction, Exodus, Malmsteen, Gary moore, Mozard , bach Tony mac alpine …..........

A lot of music from the 80 ’s metal and Classical music
The idea is to have a good spirit whatever the style of music

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 07:55 PM

^Which two Buckleys; is one of them Jeff? If so, I have a hard time listening to him. His vocal talent is so absurd and he’s so genuinely sad that it’s a tough listen for me. Another thing that is tough is endgrain planing, which I do while listening to Jeff Buckley.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 05-23-2011 07:58 PM

All depends on the mood I am in. Pretty much anything except for most hip hop, and I must say most eastern / middle eastern music styles don’t appeal to me…

My favorites though are Progressive Rock (Rush in particular), country (Toby Keith, George Strait, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr and Sr.), contemporary Christian (Third Day, Toby Mac, Mary Mary, Kutless, POD, etc…)

I typically have the radio on KSBJ, or KKBQ

I listen to the Prog stuff on mp3… I have a pretty good collection there…

If I am feeling bummed out, Leonard Cohen is good to be all melancholy to… (Everybody Knows, not the Concrete Blonde version though…)

If I am angry, well… just about any speed metal will do… However Slayer gives me the heebie jeebies…

If I am feeling, rowdy and rambunctious, I take out the old Punk Rock CDs / MP3s… Lot of old Dead Kennedeys, Black Flag, Mentors, Sex Pistols and the like…

Yeah I like music…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#10 posted 05-23-2011 08:04 PM

DBhost, if you like Rush for the drumming (I’m a drummer), you should check out Charlie Zeleny of Blotted Science (not Blotched Science that I typo’d above). If you like prog techie stuff, you owe it to yourself to check him out.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 05-23-2011 08:06 PM

bertha-Big Business is one of my favorites

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#12 posted 05-23-2011 08:13 PM

70’s Canadian rock. The music of my youth, now re-discovered through the internet and my old vinyl converted to MP3.

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 08:13 PM

Depends, when I’m programming I find lyrics distracting so I usually listen to classical or movie soundtracks or electronic genres.
For woodworking usually classic rock or 80s rock
When I go running or driving I usually listen to ska(favorite) and punk rock
When I just need to relax, nothing beats classical or reggae

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#14 posted 05-23-2011 08:13 PM

A local band called Pop Evil if I am in the mood from music. Otherwise I listen to NPR (National Public Radio)

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#15 posted 05-23-2011 08:16 PM

Bertha,

Actually I am a bass player, Geddy Lee is my all time favorite bass player, and my inspiration for learning the instrument, followed up by John Myung, Sting, Traa Daniels, and Robert Trujillo (too bad he went to Metallica, they have a habit since Cliff Burton was killed to put the bass player more in the background than he ought to be… He really ripped with Suicidal Tendencies…

Don’t get me wrong, Neil is fan-stinking tastic… And Alex is no slouch on the guitar either…

Will have to check out Blotted Science…

I can’t believe I originally typed Trey Parker, He’s the South Park guy! Ugh, brain short circuit today…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#16 posted 05-23-2011 08:23 PM

I’ve always respected the bass. I’m a big audiophile guy (translated expensive audio component collector) and without the base (through an 18” paradigm and 2×10” bipolar Mirage sub powered by 2xAdcom monoblocks; I told you, I have a problem), the music sounds flat and lifeless to me. The bass needs to be out front. I like the bassist from High On Fire, but I’m no bassist; he might be terrible. But I really only discuss this because I listen to Rush when chopping mortises.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#17 posted 05-23-2011 08:27 PM

I’m a guitar player: Rush, Dream Theater, Joe Satriani, Ozzie, Shawn Lane, Gary Moore, Robert Cray, old Allman Brothers, etc. Blues, metal, progressive and shred…

In the truck CD player right now: Porcupine Tree (Alex Lifeson of Rush has a guest solo on one of the tracks lol)

Bertha (you bass player, you). Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uDsyxb5Jb4

Is that bass out in front enough for you?

Old grade school friends of mine (from Lord Tracy). Kinley was with The Cult for a bit.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#18 posted 05-23-2011 08:30 PM

^Dream Theater, brother. The drummer I mentioned above spent some time with DT, possibly replacing Portnoy (sp?). I think they’ve got an even newer guy in there now. As a guitar player, you should DEFINITELY check out Blotted Science. I can’t remember the guy’s name, a long Russian sounding name; I’m sure you know about him. He’s one of those off meter, rapid time signature changing, uberfast types. You will appreciate.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#19 posted 05-23-2011 08:41 PM

Bertha,

Have u ever listend to The Mars Volta .. .their drummer is amazing

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#20 posted 05-23-2011 08:45 PM

I love the Mars Volta but to be honest, I can’t get past the singer’s whining tone (no offense to you if you like it). If they offfered instrumental versions of their albums, I’d buy every one at once. There are really some spectacular drummers around nowadays. Back when I was being trained, there was Neil Peart and Neil Peart. I went to one of his clinics once & he played four different time signatures with four different limbs. I didn’t touch my kit for a month. I also haven’t touched my spokeshaves for a month.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#21 posted 05-23-2011 08:47 PM

Hey, Dan. Depends on what’s happening: cutting and etc. means da blues or zydeco or da Doobie Bros; glue-ups or marking will demand Ravel or deBussey or Brubeck or Ahmed Jamal….the nice part of a stand alone shop in the woods means music can be as quiet or raging that I require.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#22 posted 05-23-2011 08:49 PM

Yea his voice is hit or miss for most people .. ive also been listening to a lot of five finger death punch .. they might be up your alley bertha

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#23 posted 05-23-2011 08:56 PM

Jazz all the way. It get the creativity flowing for me.

-- Recycle, Repurpose, Restore

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#24 posted 05-23-2011 09:26 PM

Music in my shop varies. I like listening to anything from Junior Brown to Spyro Gyro, from AC/DC to Kellly Willis, from Stephen Bruton to Joe Satriani, Lyle Lovett to Jimmy Vaughan. This morning it’s been JJ Cale, John Hiatt, ZZ Top, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys, & Freddie King.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#25 posted 05-23-2011 09:27 PM

I have my Sirius radio hooked up in my shop but I don’t listen to much music. I usually have it on the Howard Stern channels.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#26 posted 05-23-2011 09:27 PM

60’s Flower power/Rock Cream, The Doors, Strawberry Alarm Clock, the turtles,Jefferson air plane, Electric Prunes, The Animals, theres to many.

When comes to sanding, milling, or cutting, 70’s hard rock comes down,,, Deep purple, Foghat, montrose zz top ,again theres to many….....LOL..

Thats true woodworking music…...

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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#27 posted 05-23-2011 09:38 PM

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#28 posted 05-23-2011 09:59 PM

Delta356, Wow man, I just had a flash back reading youir post.

Now I like Blues the most.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#29 posted 05-23-2011 10:20 PM

Classic rock.

Sirius Deep Tracks, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead,

-- mrg

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#30 posted 05-23-2011 10:37 PM

I’m a big music fan, but I keep my mp3 player at work and don’t use anything out in the shop. I tend to find myself humming or singing whatever I just sang to my daughter to put her to bed (since 99% of my shop time is after kids are in bed). I prefer classic rock, along with all U2, AFI, Live, the Cure, etc.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#31 posted 05-23-2011 10:49 PM

(Kent Shepherd) Glade I could help….LOL

Being only 17, my music taste is bit odd compard to other 17 year olds…

Thanks, Michael Frey
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#32 posted 05-23-2011 10:53 PM

Kent Shepherd at 17. I wish I had your taste. You’ve got some strong opinions for a 17 year old. I admire that. I was a bit wishy washy at 17. All you guitar lovers should check out Carson McWhirter (there are several youtubes). Drummers too, because he’s teamed up with Zach Hill (Hella) on a few tracks. I’m known to team birds eye maple and walnut:

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#33 posted 05-23-2011 10:55 PM

I like the old country music, like Hank Williams, Red Foley Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills; Beatles, jazz, both Dixieland and modern, like Ahmed Jamal, Earl Garner; 50’s, but I always fall back on classical, Mozart being my #1 choice. In fact, I have an all Mozart station playing through my computer via Windows Media Player. In the shop, I listen to the only station in my area that plays classical. When programming ends, the radio shuts off. I don’t want a CD player or tape in there due to the sawdust concern.

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#34 posted 05-23-2011 10:58 PM

To those following along, The Melvins did an album with Hank Jr.! Just saying.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#35 posted 05-23-2011 11:23 PM

Rush, Deep Purple, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, CCR.

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#36 posted 05-23-2011 11:50 PM

Just about everything rock, soul, blues, country, or folk from the 50s, 60s, 70s and today’s pop, country pop. A little classical, good bit of blues, and I have a lot of friends who write and have written popular music for Reba, Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Shinia Twain, etc, etc. so I listen to their stuff all the time. I may love my Ipod more than my tools . . . not really, but it’s close. Can’t stand gangsta rap or opera.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#37 posted 05-24-2011 12:00 AM

Michael Frey. Actually, I was around 17 when a lot of that music first came out. I still listen to some of it now at 58 years old. I have Steppenwolf, Creedence Clearwater Revival, early Santana, etc, on my mp3 player right now. Sometimes my shop really rocks. It’s a good thing my neighbors aren’t too close to my shop. There is nothing like sanding to “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf. I tried to get permission from their publisher to use that song for the introduction and background for some woodworking videos I’m doing, but didn’t get anywhere.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#38 posted 05-24-2011 12:07 AM

I have speakers wired into the rafters all through my shop and the music changes with my moods, and my moods change quickly sometimes.
In the morning I may be listening to Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Alabama, Brad Paisley.
Later I may be listening to Metallica, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, SLaughter, Guns & Roses.
Then again, it may be The Doobie Brother, Joe Cocker, Santana, or even Olivia Newton John.
Sometimes I fall back to my old favorites like Johnny Cash, Hank (Sr.), Lefty Frizzel, Boxcar Willie, Waylon (no longer needs a last name added) and Willie (him either), Bob Wills.
There is only one man I have ever found though that I can listen to any time, day or night, happy or mad, no matter what, he has a song for everything, the Hag, MERLE HAGGARD!

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#39 posted 05-24-2011 12:14 AM

I listen to whatever music is on the radio when I turn it on. However, I usually listen to books on CD. When I am drafting or sketching a project I usually have a TV on and my daughter sitting with me. I find the distraction of the TV allows me to concentrate better. I know have weird that sounds. Note the TV is not in my shop.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#40 posted 05-24-2011 01:20 AM

Talk radio on weekdays and whatever comes up on my MP3 player on weekends. It has ~1000 songs that cover many genres. Latest favorites are some Bluegrass covers of Eric Clapton songs. “Layla” played on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and dobro is really good.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#41 posted 05-24-2011 01:54 AM

Country, Country and more Country. OK, throw in a little blues and I’m good.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#42 posted 05-24-2011 02:36 AM

I have an old imac connected to a set of powered speakers. I have lots of golden moldies and classical but wood seems to beckon bluegrass to me.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#43 posted 05-24-2011 03:15 AM

Well for my shop, I only put on rock while I’m workin whether it be classic rock, alternative, punk rock, etc. But it also depends on which song I’m craving. Like chrisstef said, five finger death punch has this one song I’m addicted to “bad company” which is a remake of the original but has a nice kick to it. Lately I’ve also been hooked on bob seger’s “turn the page”, some metallica or nirvana, offspring, seether, stone temple pilots, etc. Thats my field of music in the shop. I effin hate hip hop n junk that my wife listens to so I warn her to never put that junk on my dewalt radio, its against my religion to have that crap playin.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#44 posted 05-24-2011 03:30 AM

Sometimes I will listen to metal such as Metallica but I will also listen to country as background. It all depends on the mood.

-- My wife says I have to many tools. I say there is always more to add.

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#45 posted 05-24-2011 03:36 AM

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#46 posted 05-24-2011 03:51 AM

I will listen to anything if it is good, celtic, bluegrass, country, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, Sublime, 9 inch nails, System of a Down, Rob Zombie…..lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#47 posted 05-24-2011 04:29 AM

A nod to craftsman on the lake & wanyne, I’m in bluegrass country (TN, then WV) and sometimes, there’s a void that nothing but bluegrass can fill. Blues wise, nothing Mance Lipscomb or Lightnin Hopkins can’t fix.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#48 posted 05-24-2011 04:42 AM

My ideal workshop music is hard rock or metal with a solid groove. In actuality, what usually happens is that I plug my iPhone into my stereo and hit ‘random.’ My collection includes classic rock, many flavors of metal (NWOBMH, thrash, progressive, death, power, speed, symphonic…), prog, instrumental rock, singer/songwriter, grunge, post-grunge, a little bit of blues, jazz and (just a little) rap, and there is probably more that I’m forgetting.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#49 posted 05-24-2011 04:52 AM

Wintersun sounds like me. If anyone ever stole my iPod, they’d be terribly confused.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#50 posted 05-24-2011 04:57 AM

I’ve probably got 60gb of music on my iPod. It covers just about everything from an overall style perspecitive. Some of it’s my kids (no spice girls here) lol. One of the parrots is a big Kid Rock fan.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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