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08-06-2003, 11:34 PM
Well, I thought why leave the musicians out of it !

I listen to a LOT of music whether I'm working or not.

Here're some of the people I've been listening to recently :

Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Bellamy Brothers
The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
Burl Ives
Memories 1901
Joan Baez
Joan Osbourne
Nana Mouskouri
The Cranberries
Catherine McKinnon
Betty Carter
Dire Straits
Bob Marley
Janis Joplin
Jefferson Airplane
Eric Clapton
Cat Stevens
James Brown
Jimmy Eat World
Dana Masefield
Grateful Dead
Nick Drake
Etta James
Deep Purple
Brook Benton
Ray Charles
Ella Fitzgerald
Bonnie Tyler
Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Ustad Rashid Khan
K.L. Saigal
Lata Mangeshkar
Sudhir Phadke

And many more.

What're you listening to ?

Maysun :)

08-06-2003, 11:39 PM
Oh, sorry, Elven Prince, I didn't see you'd already started this thread !

Tried to delete - didn't work !

Maysun :)

Elven Prince
08-07-2003, 01:16 AM
:D LOLOL No problem! I dont care! People can post their answers in either thread.. fine by me! LOL:D

Keith Russell
08-07-2003, 08:27 AM
The last ten CDs I've heard:

Endless Days, Eberhard Weber

Head Over Heels, Cocteau Twins

Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar, Frank Zappa

Quartet, Ultravox

Bone Machine, Tom Waits

Vapor Trails, Rush

Partyball, Stan Ridgeway

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Fresh Aire IV, Mannheim Steamroller

Verpertine, Bjork


08-07-2003, 09:34 AM
What I've been listening to lately, not much in the way of mellow! I am in a very energized state lately! Yeah!

Tommy Conwell, it has Walking on the Water and I'm Not Your Man on it, then I listened to one of his demos.
Machine Head - Deep Purple
Soap Opera - Kinks
Misfits - Kinks
All the best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes - Pete Townshend
Moondance - Van Morrison
Brian Setzer Orchestra, it has Jump Jive and Wail on it
Low Budget - Kinks
Elvis Costello, the one with Accidents Will Happen on it
John Mellencamp, The Best that I Can Do
Who's Next? Who
John Barleycorn Must Die - Is that Traffic? I get them mixed up, the personnel moved around so much
Layla and Other Love Songs, Derek and the Dominos, (Eric Clapton), specifically Bell Bottom Blues, one of my favorites.
Oh, and something by Clutch.

Sorry I can't remember the titles of all the cds. My hubby makes me copies and keeps the originals in their cases.

Keith Russell
08-07-2003, 10:25 AM
All the best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, Pete Townshend...

Mighty fine recording...


Keith Russell
08-07-2003, 10:27 AM
Elvis Costello, Armed Forces, 1979

"Accidents Will Happen"
"Senior Service"
"Oviver's Army"
"Big Boys"
"Green Shirt"
"Party Girl"
"Goon Squad"
"Busy Bodies"
"Sunday's Best"
"Moods for Moderns"
"Chemistry Class"
"Two Little Hitlers"
"(What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?"

And the Rykodisc re-release contains eight additional tracks.


Stoy Jones
08-07-2003, 10:33 AM
When I'm at my drawingboard I got to have some music.

Johannes Linstead
8 1/2 Souvenirs
Gladiator soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
The Pixies


08-07-2003, 10:45 AM
Fiona Apple
The Smashing Pumpkins
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Dead Can Dance
The White Stripes

Many artists from Québec and France

Plus a lot of world music.

08-07-2003, 10:59 AM
Thanks, Keith, yeah, that's the one. I love Chinese Eyes, too. Ummm, Talking Heads, that's fun, too.

I am happy b/c I can finally paint without having the t.v. on to distract me from that little voice I had that said, "You can't do this, this is stupid, am I doing this right?, etc." Now I can listen to music!

sue ellen
08-07-2003, 11:15 AM
The 6 in my car right now....
Diamonds on the Inside ~ Ben Harper
one all ~ Neil Finn
Binaural ~ Pearl Jam
Parachutes ~ Coldplay
Meat is Murder ~ The Smiths
Hail to the Thief ~ Radiohead

in my studio.....
Vitalogy ~ Pearl Jam
Song Bird ~ Eva Cassidy
Cruel Sun ~ Rusted Root
Tupelo Honey ~ Van Morrison
Love Deluxe ~ sade
Arborescence ~ Ozric Tentacles

Elven Prince
08-07-2003, 06:36 PM
What Im listening too lately......

Pink... M!zzundaztood
Enya......Paint the Sky with Stars and A Day without Rain (mainly my studio music too)
Avril Lavigne... Losing Grip
Faith Hill.......Cry

08-07-2003, 09:01 PM
Boy, you hearing people are really obsessive about your music...whats up with that?

As for me, music? Bah...a noise is a noise is a noise. It all makes no sense to me. The only thing that interests me about "music" is the lyrics. Good poetry and good cinematography in music videos are exciting. The ones that I can remember that I've liked are all of Eminem's music videos/lyrics (hes got some great writing) and Pink's "like a pill" I haven't been watching MTV lately so I dont know what the current crop of videos is like....

Thats my 2 cents.

08-08-2003, 07:09 PM
Vivaldi Lute Concertos and The White Stripes

There's no accounting for my tastes ;)

08-08-2003, 09:45 PM
In the past two weeks I've painted non-stop (for a change) and listened to a nice mix but favorites (recent) include:

Smooth (dance a little to warm up for painting)
Pink Floyd
Beatles - Revolver and Abby Road (and a bit of White Album)
James Taylor when I'm tired of hopping around my studio like a crazy person --- mellow
Dave Matthews Band
Blondie and Donna Summers (to get moving again)
Collective Soul
Newest additions I forgot I liked:
Kenny Loggins

an eclectic mix for sure

Jeanne C
08-09-2003, 08:29 AM
Sarah McLachlan
Fleetwood Mac
Bruce Springsteen

Keith Russell
08-09-2003, 09:54 AM
Nihil, you have no idea.

I began piano lessons at age four, and took lessons for ten years. I began trombone lessons when I was ten, and guitar lessons when I was fifteen. In high school, I was in several bands, including the marching band, as well as being in a rock band after school. I played synthesizer, and sang lead on a couple songs. We performed at parties, and a couple dances.

When I turned sixteen, I bought my first synthesizer, and went back to piano lessons for three more years. At seventeen, I bought a friend's drumset, and began teaching myself to play that. (And my mom had sworn that there would never be a drumset in her house. For a while, there were three!) After high school, I played jazz piano professionally for one summer, and would alternate most evenings between jazz gigs, and working on a demo tape in the studio with a local progressive rock band.

In college, I decided to concentrate on art, rather than music.

I still love music. (I have over 1,000 CDs.) I still play keyboards, bass, and drums. I'm slowly rebuilding my music studio in my parents' basement, and hope to have some original music recorded by Christmas 2004.

But, art comes first, so the music is progressing very slowly, but it is progressing.


08-09-2003, 11:04 AM
today i listen to diamanda galas and flogging molly

08-09-2003, 06:53 PM
I lovee listening to music, and my tastes always change, so at the moment I'm listetening to:

Tory Amos
The Lord of the rings, THe Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack

and a few others I can;t quite think of

08-09-2003, 07:47 PM
What's on the CD player this week is:

REM: Reckoning
REM: Life's Rich Pageant
The Who: Who's Next
U2: Achtung Baby
Parliament's Greatest Hits
Iggy Pop: Nude & Rude (best of)
The Clash: The Clash

Otherwise, I just put the radio on w/the classical music station tuned in (the only station I can stand listening to, anymore).

08-10-2003, 01:24 AM
Keith -

- as someone who's really struggling with the guitar, I'm just so impressed.

I have a large collection myself - both music and books - I keep buying all the time.

Bombay, where I was an art student, is a haven for Bibliophiles - wonderful books you get on the pavements - second-hand, very cheap and in first-rate condition - people don't have the space in their flats to keep books, so they read them and sell them off.

Best wishes with your music - from what little I've seen (read) of you, I have a feeling it will be rather good, so I hope I'll be able to listen to it sometime.


I'm listening to Sonny Criss at the moment - Blues in my heart.

08-14-2003, 04:29 PM
WHOA Keith! thats a lot of CD's....... I only have about 30.
Nihil, ahhh:eek: ! a noise is a noise, no.

Roger Miller
Brittiny Spears
Billy Gilman
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Nature of birds and water
Peggy Lee
Etta James

I have been listening more the last couple of weeks to Billy Gilman. He is a great c&w singer and sooo young.

To marathon paint I listen to Brittiny Spears or Backstreet boys.
But have not marathon painted in a few months.

Originally posted by Keith Russell
Nihil, you have no idea.

I still love music. (I have over 1,000 CDs.) I still play keyboards, bass, and drums. I'm slowly rebuilding my music studio in my parents' basement, and hope to have some original music recorded by Christmas 2004.

But, art comes first, so the music is progressing very slowly, but it is progressing.


Keith Russell
08-14-2003, 05:07 PM
Maysun, I hope you get to hear it, too!


08-14-2003, 08:39 PM
victoria--you are a woman after my own heart!

(Iggy, Mmm. :D)

I go through stages, too.
Last night it was Reggae--Bob Marley and Kymani (one of Bob Marley's sons.)
Tonight--The Stone Coyotes and Sabbath.
Tomorrow--who knows.

08-14-2003, 11:25 PM
The All American Rejects - 'Time Stands'
No Doubt - 'Running'
Marron 5 - 'Harder To Breathe'
Nirvana - 'The Man Who Sold The World'.
Cat Stevens - 'Oh Very Young'
Stagga Lee - 'Roll With The M.V.P.'
U2 - 'Beautiful Day'
U2 - 'Where The Streets Have No Name'
Joan Baez - 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone'
Etta James - 'At Last'
Deep Purple - 'When a Blind Man Cries'
'Storm Bringer'
The Who - 'We're Not Gonna Take It'


08-15-2003, 02:55 PM
Talk about an eclectic selection of music!!!

The most common theme you can see is that there is no sacred music for the artist.

I can't work without music playing and since I mostly pound rocks into submission ;) , tend to like things with a beat:

Grateful Dead
The Who
Emerson Lake and Palmer
System of a Down
Run Lola Run (sound track)
Godzilla (sound track)

I have close to 500 albums and not nearly as many CD's.

Keith Russell
08-16-2003, 01:12 PM
Lateralus, by Tool

Wake of the Flood, by the Greateful Dead


08-16-2003, 01:50 PM
Lately I've been on a trip down memory lane... I don't think there is a thing that's been in my CD player that is younger than 10 or 20 years old lately.

Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, and all versions and variants of Rockpile. I'm moving out of the rockabilly phase now... but it was a lot of fun for about a week.

Gary Numan amused me for about a day.... I Assassin is a great album, but not the sort of thing that one can take for too long.

I've recently rediscovered my vinyl collection, prompting a bizarre voyage into 80s pop land. Peter Schilling's Error in the System was a lot of fun, and of course, The Vapors' New Clear Days.... ah.... memories...

I've been playing around with some piano variations on the theme of Moonglow... I've forgotten who wrote it... it's a way oldie... probably written before I was born. I don't have the sheet music for it... need to do a web search so I can give proper credit....

But.... oh the horror! The same theater that asked me to put together a score for Hapgood a few months ago has hired me to work out an arrangement for a song from a Neil Simon play.... Too Late For Happiness. I worked on it most of last night... and this has got to be the worst song ever written... Ever! My ears are bleeding! Argggh...... I'm going to try to finish it today. I have until Wednesday... but I've just got to stop working on this... it's driving me insane!

Tonight... after the horror has ended.....

Mozart's Adagio in D Minor followed perhaps by some Beethoven piano variations - all to the accompaniment of a glass (or two or three) of good red wine.

And StoneCarver... there is sacred music - at least for this artist. I often paint to Bach's Mass in B Minor. ;)

08-16-2003, 02:07 PM
sarge - you've got to figure out how to get your scores/arrangements on a flash site (or whatever you call it). I want to hear it!

PS - You Blues lovers. Check your PBS listings. Coming up is a wonderful documentary series .

08-16-2003, 02:08 PM
I don't have music set up in the house yet. :crying:

08-16-2003, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by sgtaylor

I've been playing around with some piano variations on the theme of Moonglow... I've forgotten who wrote it... it's a way oldie... probably written before I was born. I don't have the sheet music for it... need to do a web search so I can give proper credit....

Hi Sarge,

Do you mean the "Moonglow" that Benny Goodman made famous? If so, then the composers were Will Hudson & Irving Mills, lyrics by Eddie de Lange.

Before my time too, but I love the "big band" sound ... it was my father & mother's music and I'm glad they played it all the time when I was a kid. :)

08-16-2003, 03:59 PM
That's the one. Thanks!

:music: It must have been moonglow
way up in the blue,
it must have been moonglow
that led me straight to you.
I still hear you saying
'dear one, hold me fast'
and I start in praying
oh Lord, please let this last.
We seemed to float right through the air,
heavenly songs seem to come from everywhere.
And now when there's moonglow
way up in the blue
I always remember
that moonglow gave me you. :music:

(Variations - when finished - dedicated to the lady with the beautiful eyes. ;) )

A website is on the list... so much to do.... so little time....