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07-21-2004, 12:06 PM
Do you listen to music as you work? If so, what do you listen to? What do you have playing right now?
Currently I have a playlist in my iTunes going with Neil Young (His new CD is phenominal), Rage Against the Machine, Robert Cray, and The Police.
Strange combinations, I know, but variety is the spice of life.
07-22-2004, 03:41 PM
Listening to Rufus & Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good at the moment, LOL
07-22-2004, 03:47 PM
Listening to rhapsody, Pearl Jam, Live in Tokyo March 3, 2003
07-22-2004, 03:54 PM
I listen to Vancouver's Rock 101 (live radio) It's great!
07-22-2004, 04:15 PM
A really great (and wierd) mix of music.
07-22-2004, 04:18 PM
"Bassdrive - Music Beyond"
"Digitally-Imported's Goa & Psychedelic Trance"
in the CD player:
Sly's Alter Ego
in the mp3 player:
DJ Paul Oakenfold - various mixes
DJ Lithium - various mixes
DJ Tiesto - various mixes
in the car (where I think about all the work I have to do):
Richard Humpty Vission progressive house mix
Paul Oakenfold - Tranceport
The Veldt - Afrodesiac
The Wild Swans - Bringing Home the Ashes
...and on the radio: M88
For design work (which occupies about 85% of my 24-hour day) I find that the faster the BPM, the better. Thus the Hardcore and Drum-n-Bass...
It's like a double shot of espresso in your strong morning coffee - only you can dance to it.
07-22-2004, 04:51 PM
We listen to Yahoo's Launch radio station. There is a tiny monthly fee, but we get zero adds...and get to choose what music gets played.
Playing right now: Shine Down, .45
Great song btw :)
07-22-2004, 05:01 PM
Listening to Sounds From The Ground..... Gus Gus.... Smashing Pumpkins..... Jack Johnson.... and another Paul Oakenfield fan - Transport....
07-22-2004, 05:43 PM
Launch is remarkable. The more you interact with it, the better it gets. I usually don't subscribe to things I can get free, but the small fee is worth the sound upgrade and unlimited use.
Here's my custom station:
07-22-2004, 06:04 PM
I listen to Radio Paradise... www.radioparadise.com
they play the widest variety of music, and i love it all!
They are a listener supported radio station, and their website has tons of information about every song they play... user comments and ratings, where to buy, etc. etc.
07-22-2004, 06:08 PM
Wefunk is the only music station I go back to, mainly radio 4 or a random cd,record or cassette. I've got Stiff Little Fingers on the turntable, David Byrne/Brian Eno in the tape deck, and The Cure in the cd. Only now do I realise I'm little more than a sad 80's throwback!!!
believe it or not, i've just found Hawkwind in my minidisk! (I get worse, please help)
R.E.M - Reveal
Evanescence - Fallen
Savage Garden- Affirmation
No Doubt- Rock Steady
low tech...Windows Media Player (-:
07-22-2004, 06:39 PM
Classic Fm (www.classicfm.com or 100.3FM if you are in the UK) mainly when I'm working as it's not too intrusive.
To chill out, Opera Babes "Beyond Imagination" is in the cd player at the moment.
Anastacia "Not That Kind" and Avril Lavigne "Let Go" have been waking me up and seeing me though breakfast this week.
And the soundtrack from "Dangerous Minds" is in the home gym.
07-22-2004, 07:38 PM
Depends on the sort of work I'm doing and the mood I'm in at the time really. One of my favourite online music stations is radio42.com - it's a German based website that plays a great selection of Lounge and Jazz fusion stuff.
I also have around 6GB of MP3's on my PC that I make playlists from... some old stuff, like Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.. then there's more modern stuff like Muse, Linkin Park and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
07-22-2004, 09:38 PM
Kind of thought you were a bit of a rocker, paulhiles,.
I am mostly blues and hard rock, David Gogo and Stevie Ray-Vaughn are sort of a fusion of the two.
But I work in silence a lot, probably so my ears have a chance to heal LOL
07-23-2004, 12:17 AM
If you like blues, you HAVE to check out Chris Thomas King. He and Robert Cray are my favorite contempoary blues guitarists.
07-23-2004, 12:32 AM
Thanks, man, I REALLY like Robert Cray as well :O)
07-23-2004, 04:44 AM
I alternate between listening to Triple J out of Australia: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej and BBC6 out of the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/
Both play a wide range of more interesting music and very little mainstream crap. Good range of alternative, independent music which is what I like.
And Adam and Will from the Triple J breakfast show usually have me in fits of giggles. funny, funny boys.
07-23-2004, 09:53 AM
Got the Pixies going theis morning. Did you guys know that they are back out on tour?
07-23-2004, 11:21 AM
To add to the list of 80s music and to prove that I have a wider palette than just dance/club music:
- XYMOX "Twist of Shadows", "Phoenix", "Clan of XYMOX"
- New Order "Low Life"
OK...I guess I've always liked the bouncy stuff...
So, how 'bout:
- Cocteau Twins
- Ned's Atomic Dustbin (anyone remember "Kill Your Television"?)
- Iron Maiden "Killers"
07-23-2004, 12:01 PM
Pigface, Orbital, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, Alice In Chains, Classical, Movie Soundtracks. Basically anything except country music...
07-23-2004, 12:19 PM
totalRock.com (Usually on headphones, as it bothers some of the other employees)
Whatever strikes my fancy, from Bach to rock, classical to country, I just like all kinds of music, depending on my mood.
Currently I'm listening to "War Pigs" By Ozzy, and getting a pretty good feeling about it
07-23-2004, 02:47 PM
Listening to Syntax "Meccano Mind" right now.
Adam Freeland "Now and Them" is next in line
For an oldies break, we listen to My Little Blue Radio on Live365.
Listening to 'Snow Patrol', could easily be the album of the year.
And before all you oldies start whinging on about how music isnt quite what it used to be . . . step off the pedestral - I heard a wonderful saying yesterday: "each to there own, except those who moan".
This just shows how sad I am, its Friday night (02:37 here) and Im on a web forum after a few beers . . .
07-24-2004, 02:19 PM
While I am on my computer - which is most of the time - I listen to a local Las Vegas station that plays soft jazz. Sometimes I listen to classical.
Since I'm a 'Golden Oldie', I also like that type of music. I'm pretty mellow and prefer mellow music.
My preference is the 'ka ching' sound when I am playing video poker slots in my favorite local casino.
07-25-2004, 12:02 AM
Here is one of my music folders:
Avril Lavigne (how did that get in there?)
Breakfest Club Soundtrack (Yes I admit it)
Fast times soundtrack (remember this: "Thats my skull...I'm so wasted!")
Ozzy (have to have Ozzy)
Steve Miller Band
Varuca Salt (these girls rocked...for about 5 minutes)
07-25-2004, 02:46 AM
Right now, Santana - She's Not There (OVER AND OVER AGAIN)
Often, something like Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At, Stardust - Nat King Cole, and to make me feel all fuzzy inside, Disney World background music, like Hapa Dunai (sp?) from Disney's Animal Kingdom. Did I mention I'm a Disney nut?