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Okay, Mr. Parody, hunt down these tunes and let me know which one

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I don't know what elevator jazz is. And I really didn't like the sound of regular jazz. I've been trying to find the kind of music I like for some time now, I think the closest thing would be electronic music, but there's nothing that I consider actualy worth the money for the equipment and CD expense. And then I'm turned off by all the fame, celebrity, money, scenes and drugs involved with a lot of music. I get tired of hearing rappers talking about weed and country singers talking about drinking and pop bands talking about tortured romances: it just all makes me look with incredulity at the world. I guess it's hard for me to listen to a song without getting depressed about all the people out there listening to this song. And I've considered two explanations: either I'm in some way music-deaf or maybe I'm too sensitive to music, which makes me more critical than other people.

I think that everyone likes some music,because I think it may express the best of us.I am too really upset of the stories of almost every autor of song,but I try to listen and find something original,new and interesting.If you want,try it sometime.you may see the other,fine,side of music.

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qualia, I think part of the reason I'm saying electronic music is because it's identifiable. A lot of the music that I like is electronic, but then there is a lot of electronic music I don't like (I loathe party music where the DJ or whoever likes to tell us how much he likes to party or calls out telling people to make noise). I also like some of what you may call instrumental music, though when I tune into the instrumental Sirius channels they're all horrible. What I'm refering to are, for example, the theme songs of the various Star Trek TV series (Deep Space Nine, Voyager, First Contact, Insurrection) and movies, the theme of the Simpsons: I don't know where else to find this "genre" of music. Not easy listening, not[/i'] classical, but dramatic, sometimes distant and engaging. And when I say my preference, people for some reason assume I just like TV themes or soundtracks: absolutely not! Many TV themes are horrible, I just don't know where I can find this genre of music anyplace else, maybe there isn't even a name for it. And soundtracks are aweful for listening without the movie to go with it. Can anyone help me?

Parody, I think I've found it. I've been a member of www.live365.com for a couple of years, and have several stations I like to listen to. You may need to switch off stations once in a while, but these are my favorite three:

Moviola - movie and tv soundtracks. I know what you said, but I think I know what you meant, too. No, the programmers of that station take the best tracks - most beautiful, most lyric, most dramatic, but that "hang together" as a single track, not just a snatch of music that only makes sense if you're watching the show. There are a couple of other soundtrack stations on the site, but I think that one is the best, with the best, most varied, but most beautiful pieces on its playlist.

Mystic Soundscapes - new age, ambient, and meditational. Very relaxing, soft and meditative music.

Whisperings - solo piano pieces. That's all they play, and oh are they beautiful.

(I pay the extra couple of bucks a month to get Ad-free listening. Since I listen all day while I work, it's most definitely worth it.)

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Whisperings - solo piano pieces. That's all they play, and oh are they beautiful.

I followed your advice and tuned into Radio 365 Whisperings. I now enjoy the relaxing music played there - which really has the charm to soothe a savage breast. (Mine, not yours). Thanks.

Thomas.

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Why, you're welcome, Thomas. That one's my favorite, too - I listen to it more than the others.

The thing I love about that web site is that it's a fantastic portal to all kinds of music. They advertise "thousands of internet radio stations" - and they mean it. You can find just about anything there from operas to grunge, and from all over the world. I heartily recommend it to everyone looking for some good music to listen to.

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Right now, I'm listening to Sepultura. I'have a couple more of cds in my sack, either... Afterhours, "Ballads for little hyenas"; "Eyes Wide shut o.s.t.", "The thin red line o.s.t."; Black Sabbath "Paranoid"... I have quite a broad range of genres of music to listen to...

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There is so much music mentioned in this thread that I haven't heard of and much of it sounds intriguing.

At work I have a stack of CDs numbering about 50 or so. In that stack are some of my very favorites in no particular order that I have listened to countless times :

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue, Birth of the Cool

Erik Satie: Works for Piano played by Aldo Ciccolini & Gabriel Tacchino

Zhang Wei-liang: Infatuation for Dizi, great atmospheric Chinese music

Best of Bollywood: Tribute to Kishore Kumar, Bollywood Strings and Ravi Kulkarni

R. Carlos Nakai: Changes, lovely Native American flute

Medieval Babes: The Rose

Yo Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach, did anyone see the PBS series of this music?

Lyle Lovett: Step Inside this House

Paul Simon: Graceland

This is such a short list and doesn't mention my favorites that I have at home such as Leonard Cohen's The Future (or really anything by him) and Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind (and many more) or absolutely anything by Andre Segovia, or Coltrane, or Shankar or Renaissance music or Blossom Deary or Nancy Wilson or Dinah Washington or Rickie Lee Jones, etc....

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I just listened to Sufjan Stevens (a link in the shoutbox).

Hmm

What happened to virtuosity ?

Perhaps it's a generation thing!

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People here seem to be interested in lots of instrumental.

In that case I recommend looking into the post rock genre...Explosions in the Sky, Red Sparowes and Godspeed You! Black Emperor mainly. These bands don't have vocals btw the way...so you'll have to look elsewhere if you enjoy singing. :)

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Merci Rusty

(Or is that "mercy" :) )

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This is more to my taste!

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Have any of you heard The Arcade Fire? They gained some popularity last year when they toured with U2, but a lot of people still haven't heard of them. There is about 40 min. worth of their music here. This video of them on Conan is pretty good too. I like the helmets.

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Yeah Mr Rusty. I have their album Funeral and although in its not entirety my 'cup-of-tea,' I do appreciate their sound, intelligence and creative quality and musicianship. Hell, the album is star-rating fine. I'm beginning to understand where you're coming from on some of your musical interests Rusty, and was wondering if you might like the following albums released in the last year or so:

Bright Eyes "I'm wide awake, it's morning"

Modest Mouse "Good news for people who love bad news"

The Fiery Furnaces "Blueberry Boat" (a very odd album and certainly not to everybody's taste)

Robert Wyatt "Cuckooland"

Wilco "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"

And for Mr Listener, I was figuring if you're into 'virtuosity," then maybe you might like to check out these guitar fellows (they were somewhat of a surprise in the mid-80s). Keep with it, do watch the vids, widdling was once and perhaps still is the thing :D

Satriani

Yngwie

And something of the genius of the virtuosity, but a little more of a Spanish mellow tip.

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I like Bright Eyes and Wilco. Modest Mouse is alright. Haven't heard of the other two, but will check them out.

Other similar artists that I like are The Decemberists, Iron and Wine, The New Pornographers, Pedro the Lion, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, Wolf Parade, Broken Social Scene, The Postal Service, ...

Some are better than others. I've also just taken a liking to Detholz!.

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Yeah that's a nice list, Rusty. I know absolutely nothing of Detholz, so I might go check them out. I thought of leaving this peaceful little selection of romantic tunes to brighten our loving days today (better not watch the videos 'cos they're all pretty tacky and were simply picked because they played the song, so instead, open up the links on a seperate page, sit back and listen whilst working) Hope there's a little something for everyone here :D Peace and love.

Say Yes

Blowers Daughter

At Last

God Only Knows

Moon River

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Some people call the album Satta Massagana by The Abbysnians is the greatest reggae album ever. I can see why this opinion is held but I have no serious views on the 'greatest' anything. Nevertheless, if you want an introduction to reggae, there is no better place to start. Fantastic album all the way through - great music, great singing, great harmonies, great lyrics, great vibes. The music is deeply spiritual without being overbearing - it takes you to another palce rally. If you listen to this and like nothing then yes, reggae is not for you but then obviously so is good music :D

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Does anyone have a link to Satta Massanga?

The rhythm of the words reminded me of the beautiful Missa Creolla and I can't find a link to that either :(

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