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05-23-2011 06:52 PM

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When the machines stop whirring and you’re doing things like drawing plans, finishing projects, or doing other tasks that generate little noise, what do you guys and gals listen to? I find myself listening to classical/soundtracks intermixed with classics like:

The right kind of music calms me down and lets me get in tune with the little creative side of me that I have…

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 07:33 PM

classical for sure
some jazz
when i need to start cooking good
latin jazz
or classic rock

oh and 40’s music

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 07:35 PM

Hmmm, It would be quicker to say what kind of music I don’t like (rap, country). Mostly I listen to pop and jazz/blues for the 1920’s – 50’s (love the music from the 20’s & 30’s. Whispering, Who, Sheik of Araby, Alice Blue Gown – on & on) People like King Oliver, Scott Joplin, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington. Moving on to Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Rushing, Big Maybelle, Etta James, Jack Teagarden. Another favorite group of music is what I grew up with – CCR, Beatles, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel (a fave), Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush (her older stuff), some Brian Eno, Anything by Dead Can Dance. I love Middle Eastern music, Slavic music, medieval music on authentic instruments (I’m 1/2 Hungarian & 1/2 Irish – lol) Latin & Spanish guitar, and bluegrass.

That about sums it up! CCR’s what’s in the player now…

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 07:39 PM

Death Metal (serious). Every once in a while, I’ll mix it up with Sinatra, Lightnin’ Hopkins, maybe some techie stuff like Blotched Science. In general though, it’s the Melvins, Big Business, Clutch, Deftones, Slayer, etc. My fiance’ has strong objections to all of the above. I do the above while woodworking, like below (so we all dont’ get into trouble).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 07:41 PM

In my shop CD player ive got:

Sublime – 40 oz to freedom
Metallica – Black Album, Master of Puppets
Tool: Lateralus
Coheed & Cambria : second album

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 07:44 PM

2nd Christef on Lateralus. Very few bands around that are tighter. I hadn’t thought about Sublime in some time. I’ll get on a reggae kick every once in a while & Sublime is what usually gets me started. While listening to Tool, I like to prop my plane on a square dowel.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 07:51 PM

Depends on my current mood, desired mood, and what I’m trying to achieve.
Beethoven, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Beethoven, Bob Marley, Irish Music, Dylan (Bob & Thomas), Beethoven, both Buckleys, Leonard Cohen. When I’m angry at the world I listen to Dr King Jr’s “I have a dream speech
My mp3 software tells my I’ve listened to Furtwangler’s 1943 Beethoven 7 no less than 53 times – and still I smile when I hear it!
Now I’m living in Portugal, I’m getting more into Fado, notably Amália Rodrigues.

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 07:55 PM

In my shop I have a cd player and a lot of good music

Metallica , Slayer, Anthrax, Trust , AC/DC, Craddle of filth, Kreator, Destruction, Exodus, Malmsteen, Gary moore, Mozard , bach Tony mac alpine …..........

A lot of music from the 80 ’s metal and Classical music
The idea is to have a good spirit whatever the style of music

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 07:55 PM

^Which two Buckleys; is one of them Jeff? If so, I have a hard time listening to him. His vocal talent is so absurd and he’s so genuinely sad that it’s a tough listen for me. Another thing that is tough is endgrain planing, which I do while listening to Jeff Buckley.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 05-23-2011 07:58 PM

All depends on the mood I am in. Pretty much anything except for most hip hop, and I must say most eastern / middle eastern music styles don’t appeal to me…

My favorites though are Progressive Rock (Rush in particular), country (Toby Keith, George Strait, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr and Sr.), contemporary Christian (Third Day, Toby Mac, Mary Mary, Kutless, POD, etc…)

I typically have the radio on KSBJ, or KKBQ

I listen to the Prog stuff on mp3… I have a pretty good collection there…

If I am feeling bummed out, Leonard Cohen is good to be all melancholy to… (Everybody Knows, not the Concrete Blonde version though…)

If I am angry, well… just about any speed metal will do… However Slayer gives me the heebie jeebies…

If I am feeling, rowdy and rambunctious, I take out the old Punk Rock CDs / MP3s… Lot of old Dead Kennedeys, Black Flag, Mentors, Sex Pistols and the like…

Yeah I like music…

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#10 posted 05-23-2011 08:04 PM

DBhost, if you like Rush for the drumming (I’m a drummer), you should check out Charlie Zeleny of Blotted Science (not Blotched Science that I typo’d above). If you like prog techie stuff, you owe it to yourself to check him out.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 05-23-2011 08:06 PM

bertha-Big Business is one of my favorites

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#12 posted 05-23-2011 08:13 PM

70’s Canadian rock. The music of my youth, now re-discovered through the internet and my old vinyl converted to MP3.

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 08:13 PM

Depends, when I’m programming I find lyrics distracting so I usually listen to classical or movie soundtracks or electronic genres.
For woodworking usually classic rock or 80s rock
When I go running or driving I usually listen to ska(favorite) and punk rock
When I just need to relax, nothing beats classical or reggae

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#14 posted 05-23-2011 08:13 PM

A local band called Pop Evil if I am in the mood from music. Otherwise I listen to NPR (National Public Radio)

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#15 posted 05-23-2011 08:16 PM


Actually I am a bass player, Geddy Lee is my all time favorite bass player, and my inspiration for learning the instrument, followed up by John Myung, Sting, Traa Daniels, and Robert Trujillo (too bad he went to Metallica, they have a habit since Cliff Burton was killed to put the bass player more in the background than he ought to be… He really ripped with Suicidal Tendencies…

Don’t get me wrong, Neil is fan-stinking tastic… And Alex is no slouch on the guitar either…

Will have to check out Blotted Science…

I can’t believe I originally typed Trey Parker, He’s the South Park guy! Ugh, brain short circuit today…

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