10 Jun 2013, 21:34 by fdunihoThe sidebar in my profile gives a brief synopsis of my taste in music, but it doesn't explain anything in detail. First, I usually listen to music to accompany other activities rather than setting aside periods of time to just listen to music. So, one of the most important factors affecting what I listen to is what I'm doing. I commonly listen to music while writing, reading, working, and exercising. For reading, I like to listen to music that helps me focus. For focusing, I often prefer instrumental music, though music with lyrics is fine as long as my attention isn't drawn to them too much. A steady rhythm, such as found in rock or fusion, often helps me focus, but when I'm already focused and just need to avoid distractions, ambient music can be best. For writing, working, and exercising, I often enjoy something that helps me move. In general, much of the music I listen to has to be good for focusing and moving. Other factors that are important to me are intellectual interest, emotional appeal…
17 Jun 2011, 22:05 by LethrusA few favorites...
“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”
— Aaron Copland
"Music is my religion."
— Jimi Hendrix
"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."
— John Lennon
"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language."
— Herbie Hancock
“I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead.”
— Jimmy Buffett
"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
— Decca Recording Company rejecting the Beatles, 1962
"It's much too late to do anything about rock & roll now ..."
— Jerry Garcia
"Without music, life would be a mistake."
— Friedrich Nietzsche
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
— Berthold Auerbach
"I don't believe in having bands for solo records."
— Mick Jagger
7 Feb 2011, 20:20 by selcukalhanGreatest Musicians by Countries (147 Countries)
Greatest Films by Countries
101.Pixies-United States of America
103.B.B. King-United States of America
104.Marvin Gaye-United States of America
105.Stevie Wonder-United States of America
107.Count Basie-United States of America
108.Robert Johnson-United States of America
109.Nat King Cole-United States of America
113.Carl Maria von Weber-Germany
115.Tom Waits-United States of America
116.Bruce Springsteen-United States of America
118.Leadbelly-United States of America
119.Otis Redding-United States of America
121.Ray Charles-United States of America
2 Mar 2010, 01:44 by lookbackbore王菲: faye wong (2001, 2CD)
Ute Lemper: The Thousand And One Lives Of Ute Lemper (DVD)
Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème (Living Stereo SACD)
Miles Davis: The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965 (8CD box)
Miles Davis: 'Round About Midnight (JP Mastersound)
Miles Davis: Miles Smiles (JP Mastersound)
A few more Living Stereo SACDs
David Bowie: Golden Years (JP RCA)
Kagrra,: 夜伽噺 (single)
Tommy heavenly6: PAPERMOON (CD+DVD single)
Leah Dizon: Softly (CD+DVD single)
王菲: 寓言 (JP version with extra tracks)
Eric Dolphy: Out There (SACD hybrid)
Jeanne Moreau: The Immortal Jeanne Moreau
Peter Gabriel: Scratch My Back (2CD)
David Bowie: Scary Monsters (Ryko)
Lydia Lunch: Honeymoon In Red
A couple of Mercury Living Presence SACD hybrids (Dvorak Cello Concerto, Respighi)
A couple more Living Stereo SACD hybrids (both Richard Strauss, Don Quixote & Symphonia Domestica)
John Lennon: Double Fantasy (MFSL)
David Bowie: David Bowie (1967 - 2010 2CD deluxe edition)
2 Dec 2009, 18:24 by caviesfan79First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 8 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 9 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 160 represents an extremely varied one.
Daphne Loves Derby
The Starting Line
2. Imogen Heap
A Fine Frenzy
Florence + the Machine
The Bird and the Bee
Anchor & Braille
6. The Classic Crime
Search The City
Run Kid Run
Jars of Clay
20 Oct 2008, 08:13 by thelauraaci very fortunately happened to stumble upon a job at the only classical record store in portland, the classical millenium (which is that tiny store next to the music millenium on east burnside and 32nd), and am just about ready to renounce all music other than classical, with the exceptions of Django Reinhardt, Leonard Cohen, and perhaps Animal Collective.
the very best part of it all, of course, is exactly how educating it has been and will continue to be. already, i've found pieces (Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960 (Op. Posth.): Andante sostenuto) and composers (Osvaldo Golijov) that have moved me in ways that i haven't been moved in in a very, very long time.
Osvaldo Golijov, for instance, is pure genius. after hearing the portland symphony play his Last Round for double string quartets and double bass - I. Movido, urgente last night, i've been unable to get the rhythm out of my head, the sonority, the magnetism (!) of it. i don't think i've ever heard a more darkly seductive piece in my entire life. …
28 May 2008, 14:06 by CringerA
First: Aaron Copland
Last: Avril Lavigne
First: Badly Drawn Boy
Favorite: Bon Jovi
Last: Burly Chassis
First: Cabaret Voltaire
Last: Curiosity Killed the Cat
Favorite: Dave Matthews Band
Last: Dusty Springfield
Favorite: Ella Guru
Last: Ezekiel & The Minor Prophets
First: Faith Massive
Favorite: Franz Ferdinand
First: Gary Chapman
Favorite: Gustav Mahler
Last: Gustav Mahler
Favorite: Hillsong Music Australia
First: I Am Kloot
Favorite: Israel & New Breed
Last: Israel & New Breed
First: Jack Johnson
Favorite: Jack Johnson
Last: Just Jack
First: Kaiser Chiefs
Last: Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
First: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Favorite: Lakewood Live
Last: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Favorite: Matt Redman
Last: My Chemical Romance
13 Apr 2008, 07:52 by nDroaeTop Artists for the week ending Sunday 25 February 2007
(Artist, # of tracks played)
Aaron Copland 4
This artist - I mean, American composer of chiefly ballets - exemplifies the issues I'm having with classical music. I bought most of it from eMusic, where you get a 30-minute unbroken cut of a symphony or whatever for 1/10 the cost of the same thing split up into Allegro Vivaces and so on. Naturally, I go for the prior option. The problem is that half-hour tracks take a huge amount of dedication to sit down and listen to, and they don't exactly fit well into playlists. So one of these days I'm hopefully going to split these files and re-compress them at 128K, because the Appalachian Spring Suite is seriously taking up 100Mb and I've only listened to it twice. Or I could just keep it on my external drive.
I’ve taken to scrobbling fake 31-second tracks with the titles of movements along with such long tracks to even out the submission count somewhat.
Antonín Dvořák 6
26 Jan 2008, 23:50 by BadgerJohn31The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7fm Madison. We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music). Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!
Until about the time of The Carter Family’s break-up in the mid-1940s, what we know as country music was called "Hillbilly Music." A Brief History of…Hillbilly Music traces American traditional music from the first million-selling hillbilly record in 1924 to the first major televised country music performance in 1953. Major themes of the show include the Afro-, Anglo-, and Scotch-Irish origins of this traditionally white music, the impact of the 1920s radio boom in the creation of the first superstars…
18 Dec 2007, 09:56 by shinobi001I have always liked what I heard of Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid, Fanfare for the Common Man. I finally bought a CD of his music (Copland: Greatest Hits from RCA/Victor), and I love it all. I never listened to Appalachian Spring so intensely. A heavenly, moving piece of music! I love the slow, chord progressions. It seems so youthful and full of life.
I want to check out Grohg. Has anyone heard this music. I know it's early and very unlike his familiar stuff. It's only available on one album at Amazon.
Aaron CoplandGreatest HitsAppalachian SpringBilly the KidFanfare for the Common ManRodeoGrohg