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Old 01-31-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Your favorite song?

I am new here and I do'nt mean to brag but I have a one gig IPOD Shuffel And I cant find enough songs that I like enough to fill it even half way.Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC are my favorite bands. And Sweet home Alabama is a song that I never get tired of.I would like to see some of your favorite songs and give me some ideas on what else to put on this thing.

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Old 01-31-2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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I think it depends on my mood. I grew up with all kinds of music. My dad had a Country Western band when I was a kid. So if I wasn't listening to him singing Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Hank Snow, I was listening to pop (which pop back in the 60's sounds like country now to me) or some rock. I love Sweet Home Alabama also. Right now in my car I have Queen's Greatest Hits in the CD player. Next it might be Garth Brooks or even Micheal Buble'. I like most, but (C)rap I can't tolerate. And I even love to pop Barry Manilow in the CD player once in a while.

P.S. I was a member of the Osmond Brothers and the Partridge Family Fan Clubs when I was a kid, but if you tell anyone I'll deny it.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:25 PM   #3
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Too loud!!!!

I have been to very few concerts in my life and my first and most memorable was Donnie and Marie.I have allways been old for my age and I absoulutly hated the volume.These were hardly the monsters of rock and I could'nt hang.I have allways liked classic country from the late 60's through the early 90's.With the 70's being my favorite in both country and rock.Lots of great music back then.Nothing like today,terrible,no talent stuff.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:08 PM   #4
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Check out some early Bruce Springsteen. If you like classic country you can find a lot of the old stuff on Amazon for download. You also might enjoy Jonathan Edwards. Remember Sunshine go away today? That's his. His other songs are good too. John Denver is also a good 70's artist. Alabama has some good country hits as well. You can do some searches for 70's music and find all sorts of stuff. I have had good results using Amazon for downloading and buying CD's. Better than Rhapsody.
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Hindi movie songs of Kishore Kumar.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:57 AM   #6
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Check out some early Bruce Springsteen. If you like classic country you can find a lot of the old stuff on Amazon for download. You also might enjoy Jonathan Edwards. Remember Sunshine go away today? That's his. His other songs are good too. John Denver is also a good 70's artist. Alabama has some good country hits as well. You can do some searches for 70's music and find all sorts of stuff. I have had good results using Amazon for downloading and buying CD's. Better than Rhapsody.
Amazon is where I find most of mine. Never used Rhapsody.
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I have been to very few concerts in my life and my first and most memorable was Donnie and Marie.I have allways been old for my age and I absoulutly hated the volume.These were hardly the monsters of rock and I could'nt hang.I have allways liked classic country from the late 60's through the early 90's.With the 70's being my favorite in both country and rock.Lots of great music back then.Nothing like today,terrible,no talent stuff.
I'm not a concert goer either. Only been to two, first one was about 1986, saw Reba McIntire open for George Jones. Someone had an extra ticket for that one, but really enjoyed the concert. The second one I went to was Vanessa Williams, a christmas concert. Enjoyed it also. But usually avoid concerts due to the loudness and I find during the live shows the singers sound like crap compared to a controlled studio situation.
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I have been to very few concerts in my life and my first and most memorable was Donnie and Marie.I have allways been old for my age and I absoulutly hated the volume.These were hardly the monsters of rock and I could'nt hang.I have allways liked classic country from the late 60's through the early 90's.With the 70's being my favorite in both country and rock.Lots of great music back then.Nothing like today,terrible,no talent stuff.
Most Concerts are too expensive for me! I've been to some though. John Denver more than once, Eddie Rabbitt more than once, Seals and Croft, Jimmy Buffett, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Oak Ridge Boys. During college I lived in the Cleveland area and they have Blossom Music Center. The lawn seats are cheap so we'd get those and sit out under the stars during the summer. It was great! Also, the Ohio State Fair in Columbus always had headliner entertainment at their grandstand for free. You paid your admission to the fair and got the show at no extra charge. It was great. Any of these artists you might enjoy as well. They all tend to the country side of music so you might find them pleasing.
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Most Concerts are too expensive for me! I've been to some though. John Denver more than once, Eddie Rabbitt more than once, Seals and Croft, Jimmy Buffett, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Oak Ridge Boys. During college I lived in the Cleveland area and they have Blossom Music Center. The lawn seats are cheap so we'd get those and sit out under the stars during the summer. It was great! Also, the Ohio State Fair in Columbus always had headliner entertainment at their grandstand for free. You paid your admission to the fair and got the show at no extra charge. It was great. Any of these artists you might enjoy as well. They all tend to the country side of music so you might find them pleasing.
I haven't heard the name Eddie Rabbitt in forever. I sure do miss him. My dad use to play in the taverns the same time he did, but it was before he hit it big with Every Which Way But Loose. Also before he gave up drugs and booze.
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I have been to more concerts than I can count. I have seen the band Phish over 100 times alone, not to mention the other bands I have seen live (hundreds of them). I have a very wide ranges of tastes when it comes to music anywhere from rock to punk to classical to show tunes to reggae to jazz to folk to...well you name it and I probably listen to it in some form or another.

If you are into things like Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC then you might want to check out some Allman Brothers stuff. An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band (both first and second sets) is a great place to jump in. The energy in these discs is great.

For quieter stuff have you checked out Alison Krauss and Union Station? She is considered bluegrass (except by some bluegrass aficionados), but regardless of what pigeonhole you put her in, her music is amazing. Check out Alison Krauss + Union Station
Live - 2 CD Set (2002). You will be blown away if you like a beautiful singing voice with amazing song writing and musicianship that is phenomenal. You may also want to check out her CD called Raising Sand. This was a project that she did with Robert Plant (yes the same of Led Zeppelin fame) that was quiet outside of her normal stuff. This CD is absolutely amazing. To hear two such amazing musicians who have such different musical backgrounds come together and play something that is not normal to either of their styles and make it work the way they do is just magical.

My current favorite is Iron and Wine. It is very mellow stuff, but mind blowingly beautiful. It is because of Iron and Wine that I have gotten up the nerve to try to learn how to play guitar again. If you are into deep lyrics then Iron and Wine is for you. Here is a sample of lyrics:

Love Song of the Buzzard

In the failing light of the afternoon
Lucy in the shade of the dogwood blooms
Yesterday the solace of a poison fish
Tomorrow i'll be kissing on her blood red lips

And no one is the saviour they would like to be
The lovesong of the buzzard in the dogwood tree
With a train of horses laughing through the traffic line
And the cradles unimaginative sense of time

Springtime and the promise of an open fist
A tattoo of a flower on a broken wrist
Lucy tells me jokingly to wipe her brow
With a pocket map to heaven and the sun goes down

Similar in feel, but much different in sound is The Tallest Man On Earth. This is some great folksy stuff, very reminiscent of Bob Dylan (another great that should be on everyone's iPod). The songwriting skill of this man is evident the second you hear his stuff.

Medeski Martin & Wood is a jazz trio who will redefine what you know as jazz. They are not your dads jazz trio. They go way out there expanding the boundaries like you would not believe. If you think you did not like jazz before then give these guys a shot and if you already liked jazz then MMW will make you see it in a whole new light. They range from very mellow ambient stuff to in your face rockin hard emotional stuff and everywhere in between. The first album I ever heard by MMW and my favorite is called Shack Man. I have to confess that the first time I head this album I hated it with a passion. I could not understand how anyone could like music like that. At the time I refused to even call it music. I took the CD and put it away and didn't touch it for another 2 or 3 years. Something made me pull it out again and try once more though and thank G-d I did because all of a sudden I "got it" and now if I were going to be stranded on a desert island and had the chance to pick a few CDs to take with me this one would be on the short list every time. It is the perfect summer album for driving down the highway with the sun beating down on you. Musical perfection!

Another great album to check out with MMW is called A Go Go. This is actually a John Scofield album with MMW doing the backup. This album would also be on my short list for the island. This is one that you will be grooving to the second you put it in. I could not recommend is album more. It is simply amazing.

My music list would not be complete without listing Phish and the Grateful Dead. I am listing them her together even though there music is absolutely nothing alike. While they both share similar influences (although they have their own individual influences as well) what they come up with is nothing alike to each other. Both are incredible though if you give them a chance. Don't let pre-conceived notions get in the way of experiencing great new music. I can not count the times people who have never really listened to either band just don't give them a chance because they think you need to be high to like there stuff. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Grateful dead have some amazing lyrics and some of the most hauntingly beautiful tunes ever recorded. Phish's lyrics won't win any poetry contests, but they are fun, but the music will endure because it is some of the most amazing notes to ever hit humans ears. My favorite song in the world is Harry Hood by Phish. The best version ever is from 12/31/93 NYE Worcester Centrum, MA. If I ever had to describe with the words beautiful, bliss, elation, gorgeous, and luscious meant to someone who did not speak English I would put on that version of that song. Without knowing the language they would know what those words meant. If you are unable to find a live copy of that show (very easy to do and I can help you if you want. It is free and legal to download), then you can always buy Phish's album called A Live One. It has a version of Harry Hood on it that is great. Like the MMW album Shack Man, the version of Harry Hood on A Live One took me a number of listening before I "got it", but once I did it hit me over the head like a sledgehammer. Put this song on and turn the volume up as loud as it will go, then turn it up even louder. You will lose a year off your hearing, but it will be worth it.

I could go on and on. I have over a terabyte of music at home with over 400 artists and I add to that list constantly. If you think I am passionate about food, well you have not seen me around music
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