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Old 06-16-2013, 04:32 AM   #1
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Music Feeds the Soul

Got this idea back when I was posting in the (very addictive) Song Title thread. With our various age ranges and tastes (plus one real "I'm in the band" guy ) I thought it would be interesting for us to have somewhere we can post links to songs we like. In your first post you can even share what types of music you like or don't like.

I'll listen to practically anything, but I have a couple no-nos. One is opera. Thanks, but no. And as a general rule I don't like jazz (unless it has a melody I can follow - think "Diane Krall") or country (unless it is heavy on the folksy - think Mary Chapin Carpenter). And in my opinion it isn't "music" unless it has a melody somewhere in there. That rules out a lot of urban/rap/electronically enhanced pop. Guess I'm too old for that.

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The song I want to share first is by one of my all-time favorite artists, Judy Collins. Saw her in 1971 at Blossom Music Center, an outdoor venue with a covered auditorium area that opens to lawn seating. Saw her again about 10 years ago in a small setting, perhaps 2000 seats, when she did a fundraiser for a private school in CT. In those 3+ decades she hasn't lost pitch or breath capacity (she credited her treadmill). The following video was just a few months before she turned 74.

In honor of all the Dads. Have a good Fathers' Day:

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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My speakers are detatched (thought I was getting a new computer) but Judy Collins is an old fave of mine. I'm 58, my husband 66, and Collins was hospitalized with my mother-in-law (TB) many years ago, so she has a special place in my heart.

I, too, have rather eclectic tastes in music, but, in fact, I prefer music I know, especially old pop, rock & roll (not hard rock) and rock-a-billy. But I joke that you'd swear I was 80 if you looked at my CD collection. I like some classical, and a bit of country. but most of the music I like to listen to, especially when working around the house or working out: I confess to an addiction to 50s and 60s bubble gum!
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I'll listen to practically anything, but I have a couple no-nos. One is opera. Thanks, but no. And as a general rule I don't like jazz (unless it has a melody I can follow - think "Diane Krall") or country (unless it is heavy on the folksy - think Mary Chapin Carpenter). And in my opinion it isn't "music" unless it has a melody somewhere in there. That rules out a lot of urban/rap/electronically enhanced pop. Guess I'm too old for that.
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Lately I've been turned on to Brazilian Radio on Pandora. I don't quite know why, as I don't understand a word of the language, but the music just speaks to me.


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Old 06-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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I like a lot of pop and rock (not metal) music, for the most part. I do like jazz, but I usually listen to just instrumental and not singing. I like a little country, but very specific songs, like Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" - I love the lyrics

I love the Beatles, Eagles, Journey, Styx, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson 5, Michael solo - the bands that were big when I was a teenager (except the Beatles - my stepmother had all their albums and I used to listen to them constantly with huge earphones). Lately, I've been listening to a Sheryl Crow station on Pandora - it includes Adele, Jewel, the Eagles, Kid Rock, Norah Jones, Colbie Collait, etc. I like a lot of songs whose artists I don't know Pandora is helping me with that.

Last winter, DH and I came across the Eagles reunion concert from 1994, Hell Freezes Over. I loved it so much, I bought the DVD. So here's Hotel California from that reunion concert.

The Eagles Reunion Concert When Hell Freezes Over, Hotel California inconcerttv on USTREAM. Pop
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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I love the 60's but not limited to only that. Country is great. Actually only 2 I don't like - Opera and that thing they try to call music - Rap.

I do have more than a couple of favorites but these 2 probably pretty much top my list.



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Old 06-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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I'm also more of a pop/rock kind of listener. As a former "I'm in the band guy", I've played a lot of different music and have bands I've liked from each era.

My wife and I have been on a concert binge for the last couple of years. A couple of months ago, we saw Fleetwood Mac. And in the next three weeks, we have tickets to 4 concerts: Bodeans, Pat Benetar, Cheap Trick, and Sheryl Crow. In September we're going to see the Eagles. First time I've seen them.
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I like most anything...might be easier to say what I don't like -Gangsta Rap. I am married to a musician and there are guitar and guitar-like instruments all over the place. Electric and Acoustic, amplifiers...

Just found this rendition of a favorite...

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #8
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I like all kinds of music from different eras. I enjoy Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks, Peggy Lee, Cher and on and on. I am attracted to music that you can listen to in the dark late at night when everyone else is sleeping and the house is still a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other, wrist slashing music! I don't smoke or drink anymore but, I still like to listen.

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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Love that one, Bea. I too like just about everything. Even some rap. I'm not as familiar with today's songs as I used to be, but I generally like what I hear.
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Omigosh! My taste in music runs the whole gamut. The only music(?)I don't care for is rap and heavy metal, although I have listened to some bits of heavy metal that caught my fancy. Rap....not likely.

I think my openness to all types of music came from a music appreciation professor I had in college. It was his guidance that taught me to "appreciate" opera and other, what I had considered to be, highbrow or overly-sophisticated music fare. As a result, to this day one of my favorite pieces is Tristan and Isolde. I can close my eyes and get lost in the story of the music. For more frivolous entertainment, I get a kick out of The Mikado or H.M.S. Pinafore. These last two are considered operettas rather than the more serious "opera," which I also enjoy.

One of my favorite music genres is bluegrass and, as far as I am concerned, John Hartford is the master. His melodies, expertise and skill on a myriad of instruments makes his music nothing short of magic. He was a master storyteller and had a musical gift that hasn't been seen in a long, long while. If you don't think you know him, all you need to know is that he wrote Gentle on My Mind.

My music library includes everything from Frank Sinatra to Rod Stewart, to Tony Bennett, and Mariah Carey, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Count Basie, Peggy Lee.....and more and more and more.....
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