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Forum topic by Raftermonkey posted 07-30-2010 05:05 PM 1939 views 0 times favorited 57 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-30-2010 05:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question music listening band

I know it has already been asked but playlists change. I myself have a very ecclectic range of music that I listen to. Right now I am jamming a lot of old R and B like the Temptations, Sam and Dave, Sam Cook, Al Green etc. Widespread Panic is prolly my favorite band. They are a Southern rock (jam) band from Athens Georgia with a fan following much like the Grateful Dead. I’m digging some old blues like Robert Johnson, R.L. Burnside and others. Classic rock, Zepplin, The Who, The Band, CCR. Singer Songwriter stuff (folk) Arlo Guthrie, Paul Thorn, Todd Snider, Dylan. I’m also rocking a somewhat local band (within 80 miles of me) from Memphis called Lucero. I guess the genre they fit in would be southern rock punk country. Thats a genre, right?haha. Ben Nichols, the lead singer is one of the best songwriters I have heard in a long time. I wish I would have written some of his songs. About the most mainstream, newer music I listen to is The White Stripes, The Recontouers, Black Crows and The Foo Fighters. I also venture into a little bluegrass. I have read on here that many of you are fond of this. My stepdad has been a banjo picker in the same bluegrass band for about 30+ years. He is a sponsored musician by Deering Banjos.

Anyway, this is only a drop in the bucket. I think if I turned my ipod on and hit shuffle it would play continuously for about 3 or 4 days before I heard a repeat and i’m steadily adding to it. Like I said this is just a small taste of some of the stuff I listen to.

How about you? What are you bebopping around the shop to?

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 05:12 PM

late 50’s early 60’s rock and roll

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 05:25 PM

I like a wide variety as well, gospel, rock, some punk, jazz, 60’s, ... depends on the mood, but I never get to bluegrass.

Mostly playing in my shop is contemporary gospel, Toby Mac, SCC, Reliant K, etc.

I also listen to my son’s band (STEREOS), their music is written like lots of the 50’s and 60’s songs, short and high tempo, and not too political… :)

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 05:32 PM

Depends on the mood I’m in, although Hip Hop, Rap, Polka are out for me. Otherwise I listen to everything from A-Z.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 05:34 PM

Gospel older southern style , Jazz, R&B, some older hip hop and a little country mixed in usually taking my mp3 out to my shop I have 8 hours of music and usually play every bit and update it weekly :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#5 posted 07-30-2010 06:17 PM

NPR or a baseball game (Detroit Tigers).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 07-30-2010 06:30 PM

I Pod – eric clapton, pink floyd, Moody Blues, ZZ top, Stevie Ray Von, Led Zeppelin, eagles, CCR, Bob Dylan, janis joplin

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#7 posted 07-30-2010 06:43 PM

On the CD player right now Oscar Peterson – Canadiana Suite

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#8 posted 07-30-2010 06:47 PM

been a lot of country lately… I have a 300ish song playlist on my mp3 player that has a ton ‘outlaw country’ Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, David Allan Coe, and some newer stuff by the likes of Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings, Carter Falco, and a little Kid Rock.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#9 posted 07-30-2010 06:53 PM

Currently Hendrix; Machine gun

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#10 posted 07-30-2010 06:56 PM

But what really inspirites is Metallica, AC/DC,Gun´s Roses and best of all Rammstein….


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#11 posted 07-30-2010 06:57 PM

I like a bit of everything. I have an Ipod connected to my jobsite radio and either play my cds loaded on the player…or use rhapsody or pandora – I also have sirius/xm radio. It is great that my shop has wireless internet – I can stream right from the internet to my Ipod….I think the only music I have a problem listening to is rap….just can’t get into it….but everything else is game….I listen to classical, opera, jazz, blues (mostly – as it is my favorite), country, old time rock…you name it. It helps me to think.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#12 posted 07-30-2010 07:11 PM

I have been making a playlist on groove shark for the last week or so. I was bringing the lap top in to the shop but now I am playing it through my Blackberry. Punk, Hip Hop, Classic Rock, everything except country.

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#13 posted 07-30-2010 07:41 PM

For me it depends on what im doing .. If its nice easy work like sanding and finishing i been going with country and classic rock, a lot of steve earle, ccr, the band. But when its hot and heavy in the shop and i need to get my a** in gear, i switch over to the metal .. metallica, tool, pantera. And when the Yanks are on … ive got it tuned into 660AM.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#14 posted 07-30-2010 08:00 PM

Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins
John Hooker
Smokin Joe Kubek and Bnois King
Blues with heavy emphasis on guitar

-- Steve ... determined to die working and believing that God is good!

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#15 posted 07-30-2010 08:00 PM

I have a few very dusty CDs that I tend to play over and over again:

Jethro Tull – Benefit
The Beatles – Revolver
Liz Phair – Whitechocolatespaceegg

One of these days I’m going to drag a few more CDs down to the shop.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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