• Key Albums in the Development of my Taste

    14 Jun 2013, 21:52 by fduniho

    In a journal article called Development of my Taste in Music, I am giving a long, meandering autobiographical account of how my taste in music developed. Here I'm going to just highlight the main albums that shaped my tastes, or where I'm not sure what the exact album was, are representative of the direction my taste was taking. To the best of my ability, I will list albums in the order that I first listened to them. For some classical music, I will list a different recording, because the original vinyl is not available on, or I just don't remember what it was. This is a work in progress, and gaps may be filled in as time goes on. It is fairly lengthy, but if you're short on time, you can just look over the album covers.

    This is not my first recording of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, but it is the one I later bought on CD. …
  • Analysis of my Taste in Music

    10 Jun 2013, 21:34 by fduniho

    The 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 or , 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…
  • October Project

    4 Jul 2006, 23:33 by Pumpkinjakk

    October Project

    Folk rock, new age, something like that.

    Does anyone else know about these guys? I've been listening to them since I was little and they are AMAZING

    Ok, for their first 2 CDs they had this amazing vocalist named Mary Fahl. After being split up they found a new vocalist and were never nearly as good. I can't even listen to any of their music without her.

    Their first album was named simply October Project which was released in '93 (when I was 4) and that is the one that really shows their full potential. It's filled with a lot of passion, it makes me cry in itself. Anyone who has EVER felt love for ANYONE should be able to relate to this album.

    Album number 2 was released in '95 and was called Falling Farther In. Now don't get me wrong, the music is good. The instruments are skillfully played and ofcourse Fahl's voice resonates like... like... like Mary Fahl. But this album appeared to me almost as rushed. It had meaning, but wasn't nearly as deep as their first record, it dissapointed me.
  • An iTunes Test

    23 Dec 2005, 08:08 by acousticjs

    Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following, because following the crowd has always been a good enough reason.

    Total number of tracks: 4825

    Sort by song title:
    First Song: "'64 AKA Go" - Lemon Jelly
    Last Song: "Zig Zag Wanderer" - The Rogers Sisters

    Sort by time:
    Shortest Song: "Dream Dream Dream" - Percy Faith & His Orchestra
    Longest Song: "Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major" - J S Bach

    Sort by album:
    First Song: "Intro" - Lemon Jelly
    Last Song: "NYC Valentine" - Jenny Bruce

    Top 10 Most Played Songs:
    1) "Ooh La La" - Goldfrapp
    2) "How Would It Be" - Lene Marlin
    3) "Bad Day" - Daniel Powter
    4) "Stay (I Missed You)" - Lisa Loeb
    5) "Going Home" - Mary Fahl
    6) "The Great Beyond" - R.E.M.
    7) "Boys Don't Cry" - The Cure
    8) "Over The Hill" - Polly Paulusma
    9) "Take On Me" - a-ha