What's on your iPod?

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Fraggle Rocker, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    As the new Moderator of Arts & Culture, my first official act is to close the 85-page "What's on your CD player?" thread and launch a new one. The old one's still there; you can read it but you can't post to it.

    Somebody replaced "What's on your turntable?" with "What's on your CD player?" a few years ago and it's time to update the technology reference again. Not to mention, an 85-page thread is difficult to manage.

    I must confess that even though I'm a musician (bass guitar) and even though I have loved music since the days before rock and roll was invented, I don't often check into this discussion. It seems to be dominated by a handful of people who love classic rock. Now I love classic rock too, I'm always happy to perform "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Home Alabama," and in the past couple of years I've attended concerts by Crosby Stills & Nash, Crosby & Nash, Stills, Zappa Plays Zappa (three times), the Doors (with Ian Astbury), the Cult (can't get enough of Ian Astbury), Bo Diddley, Janis Ian, Jimmy Buffett, Jean-Luc Ponty, the Cure, Renaissance, and I'm sure there are just as many more than didn't spring to mind.

    But I don't think classic rock needs any cheerleaders. Except for Renaissance (sadly) all of these concerts had huge contingents of young people who appreciate the music their parents and grandparents liked. It's not like the Generation Gap, when people who loved rock hated swing and vice versa. Young people listen to AC/DC and the Eagles, or at least don't walk out when a bar band plays it.

    Contemporary music could probably stand more print, since except for blockbusters like the Killers and Kelly Clarkson (I've seen them too), most of it isn't as well known as the Beatles and Pink Floyd, despite the airplay.

    So I urge people who enjoy the music of this century to speak up.

    In addition, I'm not sure how much value there is in a post that merely names a song and links to a YouTube video. Most people have limited time and can't follow every link they receive in a day. Why not say a little something about the song? Like, what has it got that made you love it? That might help people decide to check it out.

    Of course the people who laboriously transcribe the entire lyric sheet to a song are doing their homework. But as a musician I have to note that a song is a package deal: the lyrics and the music complement each other. Either one by itself might not grab anybody's attention. There are not very many songs that can stand alone as poetry. And even if they could, don't lose track of the fact that probably the majority of the inhabitants of this planet like music, but poetry has a very small fan base, particularly in the USA. Judging by the traffic on poetry websites, it's been estimated that more Americans write poetry than read it.

    So if you want to turn the members on to one of your favorite songs, put a little effort into it!

    Note: That's just me speaking as your elder. Speaking as the Moderator, you're still free to do anything you want with this thread, so long as it's on topic and doesn't violate the forum rules.
     
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  3. christa Frankly, I don't give a dam! Valued Senior Member

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    I dont own a ipod..........
     
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  5. Gustav Banned Banned

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    neither do i
    i have a cd player

    i am also mortified and embarrassed
    at both my poverty and low social status

    a proud tradition that had endured for 8 odd years, serving members in a egalitarian manner has been abruptly halted only to be replaced by...elitism

    /chagrined/saddened
     
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  7. Gustav Banned Banned

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    Johnny Russell - Rednecks White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer


    There's no place that I'd rather be than right here
    With my red necks, white socks and blue ribbon beer
    The barmaid is mad 'cause some guy made a pass
    The juke box is playin' there stands the glass
    And the cigarette smoke kind-a hangs in the air
    Red-necks, white socks and blue rib-bon beer
    A cow-boy is cussin' the pin-ball ma-chine
    A drunk at the bar is get-tin' noisy and mean
    And, some guy on the phone says ill be home soon dear
    Red-necks white socks and blue ribbon beer

    No we don't fit in with that white collar crowd
    We're a little too rowdy and a little too loud
    There's no place that I'd rather be than right here
    With my red-necks white socks and blue ribbon beer
    The semis are passing on the highway outside
    The four thirty crowd is about to arrive
    The sun's go-in' down and we'll all soon be here
    Rednecks, white socks and blue ribbon beer

    There's no place that I'd rather be than right here
    With my red-necks, white socks and blue ribbon beer


    /sob
     
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  8. christa Frankly, I don't give a dam! Valued Senior Member

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    i am not even saying what I listen too!! hahaa I will never live it down.. but I do hear my daughters kid songs.. Its teddybear picnic right now
     
  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Aqua Nebula Oscillator
     
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Neither do I. I intend to get one, but I'm waiting for the technology to transcribe all of our LPs and cassettes to digital. I demand that it erase the scratches and pops and make it as clean as possible. And then of course I have to go home to California where all our music is. All I have with me here in D.C. are CDs and some cassettes, and my Walkman still works fine.
    Hey, nothing to be embarrassed about. I like Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne. One of my favorite songs is "It's Not Easy Bein' Green," and most of my favorite movies have Muppets in them. I'm waiting impatiently for the Fraggle Rock feature movie that they've been promising for years.

    "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" was the theme song for the Saturday morning kids' radio show I listened to in the 1950s, "No School Today" starring Big John and Sparkie. When we moved to Arizona they didn't have TV yet. (Unfortunately I was too young to run away from home.) But even when they did, it didn't run 24 hours like it does today. There was nothing on Saturday morning, and very little for children at all. About an hour's worth after school, puppet shows like Beanie & Cecil or Kukla, Fran and Ollie.
     
  11. christa Frankly, I don't give a dam! Valued Senior Member

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    oh wow.... that is just crazy....

    well
    i have a few different people in my playlist...
    it ranges from Across the Universe sound track to Whitney Houston! there is Britney spears, Rob zombie, weezer, taylor swift, tupac, Of course Sublime! Sugarcult, saving able, lady gaga, prince, prima j, pit bull, pink, nelly furtato, paris hilton(so I like 2 songs, sure me), MxPx,Ramones, metallica, I too have kelly, and katty perry, hinder, carrie underwood, buckcherry, and that is just what is on my computer... I have over 400 cds also...
     
  12. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Across the Universe was just an orgy for beatles fans.
    I got bored the third time they jumped into song, either that or the way they did "hey Jude".. Movies like that are fine if you're a fan, but not if you only knew 4 of their songs.
    And they didn't play Eleanor Rigby...

    Anywho, Most of my bands have now broken up, but
    Here's my Top of my most Played List
    1. Shadow on the Sun- Audioslave
    2. Exploder-Audioslave
    3.Johnny I hardly knew ya-Dropkick murphy's
    4.Last Legs - Valve OST
    5. Californication- RHCP
    6. Extreme Ways- Moby
    7. Walkie talkie man-Steriogram
    8. Skies on fire- ACDC
    9. Dance of Death-Iron maiden
    10.Sleeping Sun - Nightwish...

    My song preferences do change violently sometimes.
     
  13. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Nothing to be embarrassed about there. I'm surely old enough to be your grandpa and I have all of those CDs too. I'm thinking about going to the Pink concert. My wife says people will think I'm gay or trying to stalk young girls. But I always let them know I'm a musician so then it seems normal and they enjoy talking to me. I've also seen Sarah Bareilles, Rob Thomas, Sheryl Crow and Shakira. (When she was still singing in Spanish.)
    You don't have to be a Beatles fan to know most of their music by heart, especially my generation. I enjoyed what they did with the songs and I liked the story. It was interesting to see the 1960s from a non-American perspective. For us it was all about civil rights and the Vietnam war. Well yeah, sex and drugs and rock'n'roll too.

    I only have a couple of Beatles albums and I'm not sure any of the bands I've been in have ever performed any of their songs--many of which are surprisingly difficult. But I always seem to like movies that are built around them. "Yellow Submarine" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" are two of my all-time favorites.
    Wait until you're my age, waxing nostalgic over everyone from Hank Williams and Buddy Holly to Quicksilver and the Strawbs.
    Love that album.
    As a Californian that one has special meaning to me, like "Hotel California."
    My top ten list evolves. "El Paso" by Marty Robbins isn't #1 any more, but I still like it. You have to make room for new stuff. Popular culture isn't like classical culture, where if Prokofiev is your favorite composer and Faulkner is your favorite writer they always will be. I can't understand people who only like the pop songs from their youth. I dutifully play those songs for them and they're certainly fun, but when I load out and drive off I play Seether and Charlotte Martin in my car.
     
  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    You remind me of my mother. She was always so "with it". We listened to Staying Alive and Stars on 45 before we even knew who those actors/singers were because of her. She was the one who introduced us to Wham and Madonna and Boy George.

    I'm a old fuddy duddy. While I enjoy "club music" when I am out, I like my old favourites more. I usually have to listen to a song several times before I can decide if I like it. Lots of noise puts me off and nonsense verse or songs I cannot relate to seem like a waste of time.

    So, whats on my iPod? Well its been lying around since I came home. I like the radio better.

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    So I'm listening to fever 104 FMm which is currently playing Genie Rap .:shrug:
     
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    Ashes divide
    Gary Numan
    Immortal Technique
    King Crimson
    MGMT
    Goon Moon

    Thats the newest stuff I've been listening to.
     
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  20. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, The commentary was ok, IMO, the love song sections could be a little shorter, but the "With a little help from my friends" and "I want you" (Is that a beatles song?), segments were great. Loved Bono as the crazy/high professor dude.


    True. I have a revolving sense of music, In essence, certain bands will be constants for longer periods of time than others. For example, the Red hot chilli peppers have been around since my childhood, and Audioslave, well,not so much, but those two are always on my ipod. Certain Rap songs have made the run too, For example, Sing for the moment, with Eminem and Aerosmith, is still around, despite having gone through several mp3 players since I first heard it.
     
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    me neither

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  23. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Is iPod the hip new name for a stereogram?
    Meh I can never keep up with the cool cats' talk these days daddyo.
     

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