What Music do you listen to?

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Tazrandus
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What Music do you listen to?

Something different... and just out of curiosity :)
Yeah I'm pretty sure all of us here have a library of CDs of assorted bird calls from the city to the surf to the rainforests but we can't avoid listening to the scores and the lyrics composed by human beings too (or in some cases - machines and vocaloids). Have a favourite genre, band, artists, album, song or composer? Share it here!

For me, I am an avid fan of Rock Classics (you know, the hits of the late 60's to early 90's) and Heavy Metal (old and new and Scandinavian). A handful of bands I listen to most are Queen, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, The Beatles, ELO, INXS, Icehouse, David Bowie, Metallica, Swallow the Sun, Hevisaurus, Korn and Slipknot. I am also obsessed with the hits of the 80s - cool stuff :)

1wattlebird
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Coldplay, and the good stuff from the 60's. It gets me as close as I can get to the 60's muscle cars I love.

Araminta
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Hi Taz,I was born into a house filled with music, and I married a man who came from a house filled with music. I listen to music every day, and wouldn't want to be without it!! Hard for me to name my favourites, but I will try! First there are all the ones starting with "B", Beethoven, Bruckner, Bruch, but mostly BRAHMS. Then all Baroque Music. Next would be: Dvorak,Shostakovich and TCHAIKOVSKY. But on top of my list is: MAHLER and RACHMANINOV ! I also love Jazz, Jacques Lousier, Keith Jarret, Stan Getz.....! And modern experimental music, like AKTION UNIT and LAME FOOT,and some Indie Rock. There is much much more, to much to list them all. M-L

M-L

Araminta
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Hi everybody, tell us about your music, it's a great question,I'm as interested in your answers as Taz is! Do tell!!! Be a little bit social !!! M-L

M-L

1wattlebird
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Ok not many people interested in this topic. I will expand by saying Jimi Hendrix, Cream, (I know there not all '60s stuff) Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, "Born to be wild" by Steppenwolf(the best song they ever did, in my mind) to name a few. To add to the more recent stuff: Snow Patrol and Adele. Also "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins. I have started to listen to classical music. Like Bach, Mozart and Pachelbel. I really like Wagner's "The Valkyrie: Ride if the Valkyries".

Windhover
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Mmmm. A long list, but... in order of preference sort of...

Dream Theater
Megadeth
Opeth
Iron Maiden
Marty Friedman
Rammstein (say Ruhmshtayn!!! Not RAM-STEEN!!) English speakers should learn how to pronounce other languages at times.
Anthrax
Sepultura
Slayer
Annihilator
Black Sabbath (no Ozzy, his singing sucks)
Meshuggah
Judas Priest
My dying bride (thanks to my friend who recently introduced me to this, you know who you are!)
Therion (thanks to my friend who recently introduced me to this, you know who you are!)
Metallica
Joe Satriani
Bon Jovi
Children of Bodom
Avenged Sevenfold
Jean Michel Jarre
Moby
Enigma
Finntroll
Five Finger Death Punch
Deep Forest
Luis Prima
Big band swing stuff
Beethoven
Rodrigo
Mozart
Wagner
Too many to list, about the only pop/rap crap I would listen to is Eminem or Anastacia. Eminem is awesome, love his lyrics. Almost as good as mine. LOL!!!

Owen1
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Dire Straights
Metallica
Bon Jovi
Disturbed
Eminem
Silverchair
Matchbox Twenty
Lots of other random stuff.

Cheers, Owen.

Araminta
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This one is for you Akos:
Of course I know RAMMSTEIN!
and: Of the Krautrock:
Faust
Amon Duul
TON STEINE SCHERBEN (one of my favourits)
KRAFTWERK!!!!

EINSTUERZENDE NEUBAUTEN (I love them!)
FEHLFARBEN
Leibach
Malaria
Kleenex

Do you know some of them? If not, you should have a look at them!

M-L

Amateur

Sorry Araminta but I have never heard any of any of those bands/songs or whatever they are :)
Here's a list of my favourite bands:
ACDC
Alice Cooper
Aussie Crawl
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen
Creadence Clearwater Revival
Cold Chisel
Coldplay
Duran Duran
Fleetwood Mac
Greenday
Foo Fighters
The Police
INXS
Men at Work
Midnight Oil
David Bowie
Wombats
The Offspring
Queen
REM
Savage Garden
U2
Van Halen
Van Morrison
Supertramp
Blink 182
Oasis
The Cat Empire
America (I love this band lots)
Paramore
And there's a few single songs from varied artists which I love. (such as Solsbury Hill, Nosebleed section etc.)
I have about 300 songs that I regularly listen too and most are from these bands.

birdie
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Ha ha Amateur..... you are a child of your parents' generation for sure with that playlist!
Re Akos...... yeah I can believe you love Eminem and his lyrics :')
Rammstein... I had never heard of till one of our mutual birding friends brought them to my attention...interesting sound.
I can not even begin to think of what music I like in a list.
Maybe I can copy paste some from above!!!

Hmm.... or not! Come to think of it I don't listen to music as much any more but most recently I have been loving Lady Gaga and a bit more heavy stuff at times.

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Windhover
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My God!

How can I forget about KRAFTWERK!!!

"I am operator with my pocket calculator...."

Andy
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Yeah I suppose My Dying Bride and Therion aren't too bad, Akos :-)

Windhover
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Yes Andy, thank you. ;-)

mrtattoo
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My music collection goes from Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Iron Maiden, WASP, Bon Jovi, The 3 tenors to birds calls ive recorded my self. Basically any!! Theres a tune for any occasion.

if your happy when your birding, flap your wings.

Mukkadilla
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I have a pretty broad range of music that I love. Was a teenager in the 60's so still enjoy Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Hollies and other English bands of that era. Also love blues from John Myall, Van Morrison, Blues Brothers and good rock and roll. Some of my other favourite groups include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Little River Band, Daddy Cool, The Shadows, The Delltones, Crowded House, Human Nature, The Drifters. Favorite individual artists include John Williamson, Graeme Connors, Acker Bilk, Stephan Grapelli, David Campbell. Also love bird calls especially magpies and butcher birds.

Mukkadilla
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I have a pretty broad range of music that I love. Was a teenager in the 60's so still enjoy Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Hollies and other English bands of that era. Also love blues from John Myall, Van Morrison, Blues Brothers and good rock and roll. Some of my other favourite groups include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Little River Band, Daddy Cool, The Shadows, The Delltones, Crowded House, Human Nature, The Drifters. Favorite individual artists include John Williamson, Graeme Connors, Acker Bilk, Stephan Grapelli, David Campbell. Also love bird calls especially magpies and butcher birds.

QLDBird
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Jonsi
ELO
Queen
Sting
Brett Dennen
ADELE
Bluejuice
Art vs Science
Calvin Harris
Police

QLDBird
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Oh and crowded house

Tazrandus
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lol I am surprised that Birdie is the only one who mentioned Lady Gaga (well I'm sure most of us would be getting tired of hearing about her)
Haha Akos, I don't think I pronounce half the bands I listen to correctly. I'm worse, I say "Ramm-styne". I'm not too much into Industrial Metal but I've heard a bit from them and I quite like a bit of Turmion Kätilöt. Yes I have to agree that Iron Maiden, Opeth and Children of Bodom are awesome.
Araminta wow so Indie and Underground :) never heard any of the bands you listen to. But I have to agree with most of your classical selections: Rachmaninoff is the best.
Nice range mrtattoo and nikko :D My favourite birdcalls are of the rose robin, olive whistler, eastern whipbird and the magpie. Not my own recordings though.
I grew up listening to the radio: WSFM, Triple M and Vega (classic rock FM)
So Owen, Wattlebird, QLDBird and Amateur I approve of your playlists :)

Taz

1wattlebird
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Though, I don't have any recordings of bird calls. (Something I wish to fix soon by recording some myself.) I like the call of Magpies, Currawongs, butcherbirds and bell miners the best.

Tazrandus
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Yeah the birds of the Artamidae family tend to have marvellous complex vocalising abilities. Good luck with the recording!

Taz

1wattlebird
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Thanks, I think I am going to need it. Background noises are going to be a real problem I think. Be it the other birds or just the traffic where I live.

Tassie

Righto here are some of mine.
Crowded house
Split enz
Inxs
Men at work
Bon Jovi
AC/DC
Angels
Pink
Lady ga ga
Madonna
Blondie
Divinyls
Suzi quatro
Rammstein
Creedence
Slim dusty
Bee gees
Elo
Fleetwood mac
Billy joel
Kiss
Eurythmics
Eurogliders
Pink floyd
Elton john
Eminem
Celine dion
Thats some of them.

Araminta
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What a list Tassie! I just looked at some of them,my god,Billy Joel! You must have been in nappies when he was singing?! And Elton John,the Ga Ga of the eighties? Do remember Boy George?? Do those people still exist? LOL

M-L

birdie
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I find I am into different music at different times..like when I go birding....no music at all save the birdsong
ok what about a bit of Claude Challe...Diana Krall? to feel good and mellow.
Driving music I like
Gaga.
Bon Jovi,
U2
Pink
Hudu gurus
INX

I also like
DIre Sraits, Mark Knopffler
Bruce Springsteen, Elton John ( and was not in nappies Araminta the two times I have seen him perform, though I was in high school the first time )
Love Simply Red and seen them twice too
Saw Bob Dylan when I when a young Rebel and still like him
Love Gypsy Kings, jose feliciano on accasion too
The modern songs I like are the ones with good lyrics and a catchy tune so it is PINK & GAGA lately

Sunshine Coast Queensland

birdie
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Radio just reminded me that I love Bob Marley, UB40 and many reggae sounds
Then it played Meatloaf....who could forget that BIG sound ??
if i was to choose music to accompany my bird videos it would have to be Keith Jarret..parts of concert in Koln I think....I sole all my old LPs so I have to try to find it again.

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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There you go Adrienne, some music both of us like!! Keith Jarret. Did you know, my husband and both our children were born in Koeln ??

M-L

Tassie

Araminta,I was about ten when Elton and Billy joel were at their peaks....lol

Birdgirl2009
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This is an interesting thread. We certainly reveal our age (or our parents age) by our choices. I was a teenager who loved ABBA!
Most my favourites are either 80s or dance:
Australian Crawl
Icehouse
Cold Chisel
Fleetwood Mac
The Eagles
INXS
Pink Floyd
U2
Midnight oil
The Cure
The Cars
The Clash
Dire Straits
Mark Knoffler
Eric Clapton
Joe Satriani
Billy Idol
Jean Michel Jarre
Roxy Music
Supertramp
Frankie goes to Hollywood
Elton John
George Michael
The Alan Parsons Project
Roxette
Genesis
Pseudo Echo
Simple Minds
Mondo Rock
Talking heads
Madonna
M People

A few recent:
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

birdie
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Oh yeah Kim there are heaps in there that I used to listen to as well, but don't any more. And I never liked them but I have a teenager who is Abba mad!

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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O my god, and how about the Village People?? Back then, we lived in a house, that was part of 48 Terrassed Houses. We were all the same age, most with young children. Everyone had a "Party Cellar", you always knew if there was a party somewhere,the walls used to shake, when people did the stomping dancing and sang those YMCA songs. (you are far too young to remember!) We just put all the children in one house,some grand mother keeping an eye on them, while we danced in an other.

M-L

cathshane

Here goes, in no particular order.

Cath Shane
Boy George AC/DC
Fleetwood Mac Ditto
Elton John "
Cold Chisel "
EAgles "
Adele Sex Pistols
Billy Joel Metallica
Stevie Wonder Black Sabbath
Genesis Pink Floyd
Phil Collins Led Zeppelin
Bruce Springstein Def Leppard
Billy Idol Deep Purple
Madonna Rolling Stones
The Beatles
Buddy Holly
Status Quo
Green Day
Offspring
ZZ Top
Dire Straits
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Madonna
We will probably add to this!

crazeegeoff
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Gee whiz!
I love most music from Black Sabbath (ozzy rocks!) to Beethoven.
Progressive Rock: ELP, Yes, and from 5bridgeS to Zen Carnival.
Heavy Rock from: A Perfect Circle to ZZ Top
Gothic Rock from: Angel Dark to Zandelle
Dance(!) music from: 4 Strings to Tiesto
Classical music, especially Klavier concertos; and ABC classical radio
Ambient music and finally strange jazz-type music such as Frank Zappa and Mahavishnu Orchestra

All up, I have 278 gigabytes of music on my computer

Araminta
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Yey, you'r my man,SerenityGate,how do you go with experimental music? My son plays in one called: Aktion Unit. They play often at the "old bar" in Fitzroy. We used to go a lot to "The Tote", in the good old days, Hmmmm...
If you look up the top, what I said,you can find I like everything from Classic to Jazz, Modern Minimalism, Experimental,........

M-L

crazeegeoff
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Hi there Araminta
My first exposure to "experimental music" was in a wine bar in Manly (sydney). A group named Mackenzie's Theory in 1973 or 1974 played and really blew me away (possibly due to some illegal substance I may have consumed) and I bought their LP which is now pretty stuffed.
Some of Hawkwind's music is pretty far out there as well.
The only music I don't really like is (C)rap music, and the modern R & B music.

What I do now is load a few thousand songs on to Media Player and hit shuffle. My computer is hooked up to my Hi-Fi system via low-loss cables under the floor.
I live in a R.A.L. kit home, like an army shed, but comfy.
The eco-village I live in here near Bundaberg, Qld, has 124 blocks about 1 acre, and about 350 acres of common land. I chose my lot because it backs on to acres of common bush land.

Araminta
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Hi again, I love the RAL kit homes! Many years ago, we , (no I) wanted to build one, or two ,one to live in, the other to sleep in. I thought because of their shape, they would be easy to defend in a fire!? Then we decided a mud brick house would be better where we live. Some of my friends have build an earth house, under the ground, exept for the front, where all the windows are. No heating or cooling needed at all!!There are so many options,sorry to say this, but Australia is lagging behind some of the European countries, using alt. technology.In Germany, they now use the heat from under the house,thermal energy, to heat huge housing estates. Here we still struggle to get solar and wind energy up!!

M-L

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