Open Thread: Music

(by chris the cynic)

What have you been listening to?  What types do you like?  Anything music related or music adjacent.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]


11 thoughts on “Open Thread: Music

  1. christhecynic August 2, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Kasey Chambers We’re all gonna die someday
    Credence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend
    The Eagles Take it easy
    Lucinda Holdsworth Supervillainy Sucks

    When I need a long stretch of music The Last Waltz, full concert The Band.

    I’ve been thinking for a while that I should put together a list of travel and road songs. “Take it Easy” “Up Around The Bend” “Against the Wind” “Born to Run” “Woodstock” “King of the Road” “Country Roads” and so forth.

  2. WanderingUndine August 3, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Folk music is the only genre I categorically like. Favoritest singer: Gordon Bok. Other favorite bands/singers include Lee Murdock, Kathy Mattea, Pandora Celtica, Solas, and Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra. Favorites of more ambiguous genre include the Burns Sisters and Donovan.

    The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival is held this week in Hillsdale, NY, and I couldn’t get a ride there despite my best efforts and I can’t drive and I have never yet gotten to attend. *sulk*

  3. WanderingUndine August 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Damnit chris, “Country Roads” earwormed me all day because you mentioned it. :-p

  4. christhecynic August 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    It’s my birthday, I don’t have to feel guilt today.

  5. WanderingUndine August 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Good philosophy. That’s what I say when eating sashimi on my birthday.

  6. lonespark42 August 3, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I like lyrics, so I like country and folk and hip hop but country is the only one I ever had much of a clue about.

    Also Rihanna.

    And I have familiarity with certain musicals and one Thai children’s pop group from the 80s. And Billy Joel and to a lesser extent Jimmy Buffet. And SCA music and more broadly fillk and geek music, via friends…

  7. lonespark42 August 3, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Some artists I like include Frank Waln, Tricky Pixie, Kelliana… Oh, so Pagan music, I guess, but that’s not really a style/genre… Charlie Pride, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard… Dar Williams, Joan Baez, Fred Small… sassafras… (One of my favorite songs lately is their “Somebody Will.”)

  8. lonespark42 August 3, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Road and travel songs is a great category! I song I love that sort of fits in that category I’d “You’re My Home,” by Billy Joel. I always think of it when I drive on toll roads, or to visit someone I love, or both… Unfortunately it has a racial/ethnic slur in it.

    Also I remembered Jo Dee Messina and Sugarland. At a recent point I made Chris watch a bunch of Jo Dee Messina videos, including “My Give-a-damn’s Busted.” She has a lot of upbeat songs…And “Heads Carolina, Tales California” is a great traveling song…

    For Sugarland I particularly like “Down in Mississippi…” and “Baby Girl.”

  9. WanderingUndine August 4, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I like lyrics too. I’m really frustrated when a song has lyrics that *should* be fully understandable to me but are drowned out by music.

  10. Firedrake August 4, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Happy birthday, Chris!

    Here I’m catching up on podcasts and listening to themed playlists. Hard to find enough music when the theme is “Royal Navy in Space”.

  11. lonespark42 August 4, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Aaargh, yes, agreed. Metal and lots of rock has that problem for me. It’s better when it’s in a foreign language than mine, if the words aren’t clear.

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