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Old 06-10-2015, 11:28 AM   #21
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I'm 44, and definitely still interested in finding new music. I listen on Spotify, a premium subscription, and music plays during my commute, at my office, and at home on the weekends. I listen to a lot of newer bands, but also my old steadies, the music I've liked for decades.
The NPR tiny desk series is a joy, and I highly recommend one of their latest, called Anna and Elizabeth. If you've never seen a "crankie", it is worth it for that alone.
I also just read about Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's new album, and I've got it cued up for tomorrow's commute.
I enjoy music from the 20-something Americana artists as well as older folks, but have always considered good songwriting to be my basic criteria.
I hope to never lose interest in the discovery of new music as I get older.
This describes me pretty well too. I listen to music every day - usually for hours. I generally use Spotify these days, but have a iTunes library with well over 50k songs. My tastes are a bit eclectic, both new and old.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:47 PM   #22
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This describes me pretty well too. I listen to music every day - usually for hours. I generally use Spotify these days, but have a iTunes library with well over 50k songs. My tastes are a bit eclectic, both new and old.

Same here. I'm in my early forties and still listen and look for new music.

I use Pandora the most at home, since it supports Sonos and they rarely play ads (unlike the iPhone version).

When I'm not at home, I listen to music in my library or use the ad supported version of Spotify. With the latest Apple Music announcement, I'll probably subscribe to either Apple Music or Spotify. I'm hoping that Spotify will match the family plan pricing, which is a great deal for families. But first I'll try out the free 3 month offer from Apple.

It's a good time to be a music fan.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:20 PM   #23
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Apparently I live in a music oasis. Free weekly outdoor concerts, in summer, thur, fri, sat, nearby at a venue which is (partially) funded by profits from a casino which was built about 7 years ago. And decent groups, too. In my car I listen to the classical or jazz stations only. There is decent new rock/hip hop/etc music out there somewhere, but it isn't on my radio. Refuse to listen to classic rock anymore. Heard it way too often. My favorite musical experience is sitting in on open-to-public recitals at local colleges: some very talented singers and musicians performing for free.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:32 AM   #24
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I own roughly 350 CDs, mostly pop and classic rock. Shopping for new CDs used to be a something I did a lot of with my friends. Anybody remember the BMG CD by mail subscription service? We used to work hard at signing up for the best deals and then quitting so we could join again. And then that whole "buy music" period just seemed to come to an end. I stay somewhat current by listening to the Alt Music channel on Sirius and checking out the latest Now That's What I Call Music CDs from the library.

Shortly after the iPod came out, I installed iTunes on my home PC and starting ripping my CD collection. The computer was in the same room with my exercise equipment, so I would listen to my collection and only rip the tracks that I really liked off of each CD while working out. I want to re-rip my music collection at a higher bit rate and switch to using the MP3 format instead of AAC, but that is a lot of work. Before I start that project I want to pick a cloud storage option because it just seems like the way to go. That project may have to wait until I retire.

Live music is important to me too. I mix sound for local bands, which has been my hobby since college, and I go to a number of concerts each year. Mostly outdoor festivals rather than indoor auditorium or arena shows. Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Joe Bonamassa are two of my favorite artists.
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:57 PM   #25
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Since I've FIRED and no longer have an unlimited data plan my listening to a wider variety of music has been curtailed. So mostly for now I listen to music that I have put on my iphone or the songs I am trying to learn how to play. It is pretty typical that we tend to like the music we liked in our teens and early 20's the most and while that is true with me I have opened the door to much more

I like a lot of different music and appreciate musicianship at any level and genre regardless of whether it is my kind of music or not. For example while I do not personally care for Country music, players like Brad Paisley I admire since they are remarkable musicians. This goes for everything, yes including rap. I pretty much like anything that is original, and not over produced (ie not the autotune of so much of today's pop music).

As some other have mentioned it is pretty easy to find good new music with the streaming services and Utube but it can get overwhelming pretty fast.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:04 PM   #27
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I listen to music daily in my car and at home. Still enjoy looking for newer music but cannot stand rap or hip-hop. I have about 600 LPs and maybe 300 CDs. I prefer classic rock and blues. The newest stuff I have found that I like is Mumford And Sons and Jake Bugg.




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I love music, as a listener. I tried piano as a young child and continued into my early teen years, having my older sister as teacher. I had excellent technique and music reading abilities, but lacked the "ear" and rhythm to be any good. I gave it up at age 14 to pursue my beloved science and math subjects.

I have Sirius service in both of our vehicles. I like 60s, 70s, 80s, the Underground Garage station, Classic Vinyl, and Classic Country stations.

I have a collection of CDs of classical music ("Best of" type collections found on discount racks in drugstores) and collections of Sinatra, Humperdink, Big Band era, Johnny Cash, Glenn Campbell, BB King, Aretha, Crystal Gayle, Clapton, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Celtic music, Enya, Streisand, and Donna Summers to name just a few.

Once in a while I actually turn on the FM radio and listen to MIX 106.3 for a change of pace from my own music collections.

I love to dance for exercise in my living room.

No rap, no hip hop or overproduced popular music for me. I enjoy clean musical instruments and vocals, minus the overproduction and mixing so common today.
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Am back in to Jazz... Spent yesterday dozing on my hammock next to the lake, for an hour and a half... listening to my favorite... Mel Torme. All 60 of the songs I downloaded back in 1995.

That's not the reason for this post. Yesterday, listening to NPR, a story about a pianist. 12 years old. Yeah.. big deal... so what? until I went to YouTube to look and listen...

I'm into jazz piano... the old timers... Brubeck, Monk, Tatum, Shearing et al. Something that is "Je ne sais pas", but you know it when you hear it. But a 12 year old? No way... Except...

Here's the piece from NPR...
A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery : NPR

Where did this kid come from? Self taught and with a sense of timing, and feeling.. that is given only to a very few.

If you're not really into jazz... just take a quick listen to this YouTube piece... jump to any part of the piece.



Renews my faith that there's still a future for jazz.
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Here's the piece from NPR...
A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery : NPR

Where did this kid come from? Self taught and with a sense of timing, and feeling.. that is given only to a very few.

If you're not really into jazz... just take a quick listen to this YouTube piece... jump to any part of the piece.



Renews my faith that there's still a future for jazz.
Listened to the youtube. Wow. What was so impressive was, this wasn't 'just' some showboating technique fireworks show-off type. He played with so much 'maturity' (how do you define that?), but I felt like I was listening to one of the masters of piano jazz, not a show-off. I sure hope he has a long and great career, some of these prodigies burn out early. But he just strikes me as one that will survive and grow. Hope I'm right.

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Got back from an audio club demo, hosted at someone's home - very nice setting, good company, great sound system and really good music.


Always open to new music - this track was one that was used for the speaker demo - funky good groove, jazzy, jams - and new to me (even better!)


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Old 08-29-2015, 07:19 PM   #35
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A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery : NPR

Where did this kid come from? Self taught and with a sense of timing, and feeling.. that is given only to a very few.

Renews my faith that there's still a future for jazz.
Amazing, and I'm not even a huge fan of jazz. The kid's Wikipedia page quotes Wynton Marsalis: "There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age." Wow.
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