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Old 03-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #41
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From a child of the 80's in a small city (Memphis), we were limited to top 40 and classic rock (and a little blues rock), country and 2 "soul" stations.

I grew up around a lot of people who listened to rap in the 80's, so I grew to like this too. Then came the 90's and rap became c-rap. If it didn't have 10 f words and talking about killing someone, they didn't play it, so I moved on.

Classic rock was my first love, Boston, L.Zep, Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Journey, Yes, Eric Clapton etc.

Then some mid-TN peeps introduced me to "grunge" and only go to hear what I bought as they didn't dare play this on the radio in the 90's.

Surprisingly, I found Sarah Brightman and Radiohead and Sarah McL. very nice to listen to.

Also got into listening to Country in the early 90's too. Not so much anymore, but it doesn't bother me.

I found Reggae on a trip to Jamaica, XM has a channel for that too.

Can't get into classical so much; I enjoy an occasional Broadway play.

Sirius / XM is my choice of listening and do all day at w*rk and on the road. I HATE commercials, so this fills my need there.
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I grew up on the classic rock, Boston, Styx, REO, Bad Co, Billy Joel, Van Halen, etc. I still try and see Styx whenever they are in town.....

But I really enjoy the new stuff too, P!nk, Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips, Kelly Clarkson, etc.

No twangy country or classical though
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I grew up on the classic rock, Boston, Styx, REO, Bad Co, Billy Joel, Van Halen, etc. I still try and see Styx whenever they are in town.....

But I really enjoy the new stuff too, P!nk, Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips, Kelly Clarkson, etc.

No twangy country or classical though
Yep, I like Styx and going to their concert next month. They always come every year, because people keep buying the tickets, and I am one of them.
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Sorry folks, I don't even know what you are talking about when you talk about these "artists". I don't think screaming and antics on stage are music.

How about the 40s-50, big band singers, melodies and lyrics that can be heard, bands in the background -- plus lyrics that can be repeated in polite company.
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Sorry folks, I don't even know what you are talking about when you talk about these "artists". I don't think screaming and antics on stage are music.

How about the 40s-50, big band singers, melodies and lyrics that can be heard, bands in the background -- plus lyrics that can be repeated in polite company.
Pretty broad brush there...
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Pretty broad brush there...
Have to agree with you, HFWR, most of these bands mentioned here are not screamers and don't do crazy things on the stage. If they did it was 30 years ago. They are just up there playing the hits, without much movement because their knees ache just like mine. These concerts from bands who were popular in the 70s-80s are getting more and more like attending a symphony. "Sit down" or "Shut up so I can here the music" are being yelled more often where I attend as we all get older at these concerts. I am getting to be one of those crotchety ones, too. After all, I paid good money to sit down with my beer and enjoy the music. Everyone has different tastes, so that makes the world go round. I told my GF we could skip Ted Nugent as opening act since Styx and REO will be playing a long time. Here reply.."That is who I really want to hear". So guess what, we will be there for all 3 acts.
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Sorry folks, I don't even know what you are talking about when you talk about these "artists". I don't think screaming and antics on stage are music.

How about the 40s-50, big band singers, melodies and lyrics that can be heard, bands in the background -- plus lyrics that can be repeated in polite company.
And get off my lawn!
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And get off my lawn!
...and no screaming antics when you do!
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I've seen a few of those "screaming on the stage" artists from back in the day perform recently - that is, over the past two or three years. It's funny. The screaming artists no longer have the vocals cords so they just sing like everyone else, and the fans are all old, overweight and mostly fat. Most drink Metamucil instead of booze and take supplements instead of illegal drugs.
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I haven't heard anything worth buying since...
Guess I'm going to have to modify that; we recently discovered Tim Minchin after seeing him portray rock icon Atticus Fetch on Showtime's Californication. He has a concert: Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra -- we happened to catch (also on Showtime) out of curiosity, and IOO, the guy's incredibly brilliant and talented.

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If I need to do serious chores, still love the old faves from h.s. and college (late 60's and the 70's). They still motivate me to "get moving"!

Relaxation and fun: classical and "easy listening"

A new and unexpected appreciation: the tunes from the 50's and 60's that my parents were playing on the family stereo when I was a kid, growing up (Perry Como, Mitch Miller, Herb Alpert, various crooners). When I hear those tunes, I can almost smell the aroma of cookies or a roasting turkey coming from the kitchen.........and hear someone telling me to clean up my room!

Driving through the countryside: DH and I have become fans of country music, especially since a trip to Nashville. Our Song is Tracy Byrd's "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous." We sing it while painting rooms, spreading mulch or any DIY task.
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What makes me happiest these days is trance music. It has an audience with plenty of 40-50-somethings in the Netherlands. You even see people in their sixties at these parties.
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Love techno/trance music. Dance to it regularly and especially at Burning Man. Only issue with age is how long & hard to dance.
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My exposure to music has been a virtual cornucopia. Too many genres to list here. I love to listen for individual instruments when I hear music, or simply focus on the voice(s).
Classical music (symphony and solo performer) remains my favorite. Pavarotti makes my motor hum , and also helps me cry if I need to. I purposely play his version of the Ave Maria to get the strong emotions out of my system on certain anniversaries. An excellent release.

I subscribed to Sirius a few months after I bought the used 2011 Escape. It had a basic subscription on it. I listened until that expired and decided to go for the whole enchilada. I'm in musical heaven.

I still despise rap.
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In the spirit of the OP, my taste in music has softened with age. Here are a few songs that have endured the test of time -

Velvet Underground - sweet jane
George Harrison - if not for you
Neil Young - after the gold rush
Jackson Browne - for a dancer
Talking Heads - and she was
Michael Franks - eggplant
Kinks - 20th century man
David Lindley - she took off my romeo's
Julie London - blue moon
Frank Sinatra - the best is yet to come
Mozart - piano concerto n. 18 allerro
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I was crazy for the Eagles as a teen, and to this day Don Henley still makes me swoon. I listen to their music a lot, and I still enjoy most of the pop/rock of the 70's.

I liked some of my kids' music as they grew up, and try to stay current. What's really expanded my musical IQ is Live From Daryl's House. Daryl (1/2 of Hall & Oates) has on old and new performers, and my horizons have expanded. Minus the Bear, Young the Giant, Guster, and Fitz and the Tantrums - my kids are truly impressed when I rattle off those names. I'm kind of proud of myself!

You don't have to have cable to watch this - I believe most can be viewed on the web. The Todd Rundgren episode was especially good, as was Smokey Robinson.

And I've always like classical music, and 40's swing - I guess it just depends on my mood and what I'm doing. Thanks for starting this topic.
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In the spirit of the OP, my taste in music has softened with age. Here are a few songs that have endured the test of time -

Velvet Underground - sweet jane
George Harrison - if not for you
Neil Young - after the gold rush
Jackson Browne - for a dancer
Talking Heads - and she was
Michael Franks - eggplant
Kinks - 20th century man
David Lindley - she took off my romeo's
Julie London - blue moon
Frank Sinatra - the best is yet to come
Mozart - piano concerto n. 18 allerro
Mozart - piano concerto n. 18 allerro

Beautiful piece, but I think you meant allegro not allerro
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Fat finger typo, yes Allegro - "fast tempo"
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:35 AM   #60
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I sometimes embarrass myself with my music. Hi, my name is (JustMeUC) and I love RAP & HIPHOP and I like to play it LOUD! sorry, I admit it, when I am in the car, for some reason.. only when I am in the car, I just do! It's great driving music, to me anyway...


I HATE country music. Rock gives me a headache. I like Classical. I sometimes like Pop.

My most listened to artists according to my MP3 device are: Micheal Buble, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke and Dean Martin. They run all night softly in the background while I sleep.

When I clean the house, I have to listen to Jazz. No Jazz, no clean.
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