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Just curious, just to bring out the music in our lives... Whats your favorite genre? band? particular song?

My favorite Genres: Metal, New Age, Indie Rock, Rock, Alternative (So Cliche` I know) Techno, Dance, Rave, Trance, etc...

Some mentional bands + Good songs:

Splashdown - "Ironspy", "Presumed Lost", "Thunder", "Halfworld", "Pandora"

Kittie - "Charlotte", "Untile the End", "Get off", "Into the Darkness", "Loveless", "In Dreams", "Safe", "Pain", "In Winter", "Raven", "Career Suicide", "Brackish"

Chevelle - "Closure", "Wonder What's Next", "Don't Fake this", "Forfeit", "The Red".

Audioslave - "Cochise", "Show me how to Live", "Gasoline", "Shawdow on the Sun"

Norah Jones - "Seven Years", "Cold, Cold Heart", "Turn me on", "One flight down", "Nightengale", "The long Day is over", "The Nearness of you", "Sunrise".

Darude - "Sandstorm"

Benni Bennasi - "Satisfaction

FC Kauhana - "Hayling"

Jonathan Peterson - Sound Factory Club Mix/s

Cirrus - "Boomerang", "Straight Laid out", "half a Cell",

TLC! - "No Scrubs", "I'm good at being bad", "Fanmail"

Incubus - "Warning", "Talk Show on Mute", "11am", "Megalomaniac"

Alice in Chains - "Brother", "Got Me Wrong", "Am I inside"

Nelly Furtado - "Hey Man", "Sh** on the radio", "Legend", "Party", "I will make you cry", "Scared of you".

The Verve - "Bittersweet symphony"

30 Seconds to Mars - "Edge of the Earth"

Madonna - "Frozen"

Kylie Minogue - "Red Blooded Woman", "Chocolate", "Promises"

Those are just off the top of my head... So anyone else want to share there fav.s?

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favorite band is rush.

i'll listen to just about anything, classic roc, prog rock, metal, electronic/house, jazz, blues, some hip-hop, some alternative, classical & ambient.

what i can't stand is country that is really 'twangy' sounding and most newer hip-hop (1997 and later); especially the crap that sounds like it is played in slow motion and the voices are all gurbled up.

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I'm kind of all over the place. I still listen to my 80's music (R.E.M., The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode), but in the last couple of years I've started listening to classical and some 40's swing music. When iTunes came out, I started listening to some old 20's music, and I kind of like it.

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Hate to tell you this, Montrose....

but they make no bones ABOUT playing POP music.  It's a top-20 station.

My kid calls, "The Arrow" an "oldies station."

Would you perhaps like a world station?  Then get sirius. :)

Ricco

I don't like the radio too much, and a satellite radio? I would probibly brake it.

C.D.s are my radio stations, as well as downloading and burning... (Illegal, Yes, Better then FM, AM, and XM? YES!)

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I'm kind of all over the place.  I still listen to my 80's music (R.E.M., The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode), but in the last couple of years I've started listening to classical and some 40's swing music.  When iTunes came out, I started listening to some old 20's music, and I kind of like it.

Isn't the iPod the best? It becomes immediately indispensible.

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You couldn't give me any more detail then that? :(

LOL ok then, Alison Kraus, Keith Whitley, Brad Paisly, Geroge Strait, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitz, Charlie Daniels, Alabama, Conway Twitty, David Kersh, Dolly Parton, Doug Stone, John Anderson, Martina McBride, Tracy Bird, Trace Atkins, Travis Tritt, Wayde Hays, Walyon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and on and on and on. I do not like any of the Houston country stations, they all are horrible. They only play top 40 country. KILT every now and then will pay some older stuff. But, the Houston stations only play what is very hot and popular. They never play the cutting edge new stuff or the very old stuff. When I go home to Louisiana I will hear a song and will fall in love with it but will not hear it in Houston for a good month or two months.

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Roxy Music circa 1974, 1970's David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust, PJ Harvey, Siouxsie & the Banshees (80's NOT 90's), Duran Duran (I admit it.), Pink Floyd, Air, Iggy Pop, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Jam, Bauhaus...you know...oldies. :)

I would love to broaden my horizons with some new (but GOOD) music- I just don't have the time to seek it out. (But now I've got a whole list from Montrose 1100 to check out) Although, the library has been very handy in letting me check out new music without committing to buy. But I would never illegally burn anything. ;)

Sorry but radio here sucks. I guess the Rice station (91.7) is OK and KPFT can be good at times. I'm somewhat of a commie so I enjoy their talk shows and sometimes they play pretty good world music. They used to play really good Texas music (not country) but they don't anymore. :(

I just can't get into the pop music of today- it all sounds so manufactured. It could be generational, I'm sure my parents thought my music was ____ too.

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Believe it or not, I was raised listening to and playing piano: Beethoven and Bach at first, and as I got older I was infatuated with Liszt and Scriabin. I still play almost daily, and have also found Scarlatti

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2112, such a gentleman of culcha! :D

I, too, grew up with classical music (my mother taught piano). Although I was given lessons, my piano forte was playing by ear. (Pause for groans...)

Mostly I enjoy playing ragtime, boogie-woogie, blues - pretty much anything that would sound appropriate in a whorehouse. My piano formerly had the player attachment, but it was neutered before I obtained it. It dates from 1923 and suffers from arthritus and Alzheimer's, but the case is pretty. Alas, it's no Steinway; it's a Johnson (insert your own joke here).

Fully agree about music from the late 70's-mid 80's: Blondie, Elvis Costello, B-52s, English Beat, Go-Gos, Yazoo, The Smiths will never grow old.

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The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine, Devendra Banhart, Aimee Mann, Death Cab For Cutie, Dios, Belle & Sebastian, Gomez, Doves, Supergrass, Snow Patrol, The Shins, Modest Mouse, The Postal Service, Kings of Convenience, Frank Black, Stephen Malkmus, 80's music, 90's grunge, Supergrass, Urge Overkill, Beta Band, The Charlatans UK, Oasis, Ride, The Verve, Coldplay, Manic Street Preachers, Depeche Mode, The Doors, Yo La Tengo, The White Stripes, Talk Talk, The Strokes, Ween, Weezer, RHCP, Jane's Addiction, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Bob Marley, Talking Heads, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and much, much more!!

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Finally got my model B Steinway in 2000.  Its almost as good as sex, in my opinion.

Are you a girl?

:huh:

Had a friend back in Rochester who had a Steinway grand from the 30's - nicest piano I've ever played. For you non-pianists, it's like the difference between driving a Porsche or a Yugo. Also, it had the Aeolian Duo-Art reproducing piano attachment, and rolls of George Gershwin, Fats Waller and Scott Joplin playing their compositions. What a revelation to hear their music as it was intended to be played.

One complaint about Steinway: they shouldn't sully their name by putting it on those upright pianos. My mother bought one 35 years ago, and it's had a mulitude of problems - keys stuck, pin block seperated, and an obnoxiously brilliant tone.

And alas, I'm not a girl - even on my best day. ;)

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this week i'm listening to: The Shaman, Deep Forest, Depeche Mode, Squirrel Nut Zipper, Everything But The Girl, Green Day, Good Charlotte, Chopin, Annie Lenox, Johnny Cash.

BTW, the Annie Lenox/Sting concert was AMAZING!!!! at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in September.

Up and coming significant (IMHO) musical performances and/or performances with live music: Cirque du Soleil - Varekai (Jan-Feb), Les Miserables (Jan or Feb).

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Electronic Dance Music (House, Trance, Break Beats, Drum & Bass, Jungle)

Alternative (mostly the 90's grunge music like Nirvana & Smashing Pumpkins)

Classic Rock

Hip Hop/Rap (mostly the older stuff like 2 Pac & Scarface)

Reagae

80's

Country (just a little....after all I grew up in Texas!) :lol:

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I mostly listen to anything Urban Comtemporary.

R&B - Usher, R Kelly, Ginuwine, Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Keith Sweat, Beyonce, Lauryn Hill and Babyface.

Hip Hop/Rap - Lil Flip, Screwed Up Clique, Big Moe, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Nelly, Marhsall Mathers, Outkast, Ludacris, DTP and LL Cool J.

Old School/Motown - The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers, Prince, Luther Vandross and Earth Wind and Fire. I used to love it early on before I started listening to newer stuff, later on got back to listening to old school again because my mama was pretty hard on me about it.

Gospel - Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Sounds of Blackness, Mary Mary and Smokie Norful.

I also listen to a little bit of jazz and reggae as well.

For radio: I listen to 97.9 The Box, Party 104.9, Majic 102.1, Power 97.5, and 1360 AM just to name a few. I can't stand 104.1; Top 40 Pop music is pretty gay and girlish.

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i can't beleive i just found this thread after all this time...interesting

And so what do you listen to? :)

Lately here it's been almost all classical. Just bought a stack of symphonies. Also I've picked up some "classic" jazz: Coltrane, Chet Baker, etc.

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my latest attraction is www.generasianradio.com. there is a show on kpft thursday afternoons. i :wub: bhangra/desi/hindi/punjabi music.

in fact, i think there is a party saturday night at the social..."tables on the bayou" or something. also, it's the last weekend of "bombay dreams" at hobby center.

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I listen mostly to Techno, yes, I know, BIG SHOCKER ! Also alot of Rock, but I get a bit mellow on Sundays.

Paul Oakenfold

Outkast

Metallica

Paul Van Dyk

Sarah McLaughlin

Bob Marley

Dido

Busta Rhymes

Tribe Called Quest

Black Crowes

LL Cool J

Linkin Park

Norah Jones

Etta James

Billie Holiday

Ludacris

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Queen

Jamiroquai

George Michael

Rob Zombie

Sia

Radiohead

Coldplay

Mazzy Star

Cowboy Junkies

Rob Dougan

Just too many to list.

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And so what do you listen to? :)

hmm...well...

my tastes mostly gravitate toward eighties and british

just a sampling:

the smiths/morrissey ( :wub: ), autolux, suede, lush/sing-sing, muse, siouxsie and the banshees, hooverphonic, sigur r

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It depends.......

Right before i go into negotiations or business meetings, i listen to

Hellraiser by Motorhead at loud volumes.

fav. Group is Depeche Mode

i also like.........

Twisted Sister

Howard Jones

Pat Benetar

Pattie LaBelle

Cool and the Gang

The Isley Brothers

Metallica

anything Reggai

hebrew artist Rika Zaraii

Cheb Mami

Sting

The Police

The Cars

Sean Paul

World on Edge

Enya

Alice Cooper

Hall and Oates

and the group that was popular during senior yr.... The Greg Khin Band

James Brown

Europe- the final countdown-

Journey

Air Supply

Kansas

YES

Elton John

The Eurythmics

Cindarella

The Scorpions

Lionel Ritchie

The Commodores

Maze

Johnny Taylor

Al Green

Jeff Healy Band

Queen

Marley

and many many many many more.........

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...and hulda (!)

hooray for hulda! :wub:

also for all forgotten and outdated records everywhere...

i could list a bit but it seems they fall into a few catagories:

english, midwestern or 78s.

locally i really enjoy million year dance and the el orbits :blush:

(odd mix, i know).

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i loathe the radio.

i love:

depeche mode

the cure

new order

diana krall

nat king cole

ella fitzgerald

louie armstrong

billie holiday

bebel gilberto

antonio gilberto

ultralights

delirium

deep forest

balligomingo

petra

william orbit

orbital

art of noise

ottmar leibert

k.d.lang

tom tom club

book of love

front 242

ministry

NIN

revolting cocks

meat beat manifesto

b-52s

loop guru

sarah mclaughlin (sp?)

tori amos

bt

thrill kill kult

sting

annie lennox

smash mouth

sunscream

resurrection band

daniel amos

cirque du soleil

opus III

electric light orchestra

duran duran

billy idol

thompson twins

cher

severed heads

third eye blind

bob marley

u2

the bravery

donna summer

olivia newton john

jewel

madonna (shhhhhh, don't tell)

to rococco rot

mazzy star

daft punk

abba

erasure

the carpenter's

dean martin

kmfdm

lush

squirrel nut zipper

front line assembly

basement jaxxxxx

alan parson's project

butthole surfers

smashing pumpkins

jane's addiction

ahh hell, i can't remember all of them...........i like so much music.

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Just curious, just to bring out the music in our lives... Whats your favorite genre? band? particular song?

Accuradio Rocktopia, especially the Classic Rock Nights and Guitar Heroes subchannels. On late nights in the office, I'll turn up my speakers all the way and let these stations blast away. I've become an entrenched fan of psychedelic rock, in part because of family history. Thirteenth Floor Elevators is in my CD player at the moment.

Rock

Thirteenth Floor Elevators

Cream

Deep Purple

Jimi Hendrix

Pink Floyd

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Alice in Chains

Tool (esp. Lateralus)

A Perfect Circle

Stone Coyotes

Blue Oyster Cult

ZZ Top

Pop

Beatles (esp. acoustic, instrumentals, and orchestal adaptations)

Fiona Apple

Blues influence

Doug Sahm

Janis Joplin

Other

Blue Man Group

Miles Davis (esp. delicate flower's Brew)

Martin Medeski & Wood

Orbital

John Coltrane

Highwaymen (only "Highwaymen", really)

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I'm not a big fan of Houston radio stations, but most of the time mine is set on class rock 93.7. Class Rock and Blues are my favorite, but I like all kinds. I wish I was more familiar with newer artist.. I feel like I'm missing out on some good music.

Some of my favorites include:

Eric Clapton (plugged and especially unplugged)

Stevie Ray Vaughn (huge fan here)

B B King

Bonnie Raitt

Buddy Guy (love to watch him perform live)

Allman Brothers

Beatles

Crosby Stills & Nash

ZZ Top

Hendrix

Santanna (older and the newer stuff)

Skynard

Fleetwood Mac (and Stevie solo stuff)

Eagles

The Eurythmics

Genesis (huge crush on Phil Collins) :wub:

Tom Petty

Doobie Brothers

Jimmy Buffett

Emerson Lake & Palmer (they were great in concert)

Chicago

Bob Segar

Marshall Tucker Band (love that commerical that is out with "Cann't you see...."

The list goes on and on.

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hooray for hulda! :wub:

also for all forgotten and outdated records everywhere...

i could list a bit but it seems they fall into a few catagories:

english, midwestern or 78s.

locally i really enjoy million year dance and the el orbits :blush:

(odd mix, i know).

i completely left out local and classical music...

i miss seeing the el orbits, pete gray pre-show, and molly and the ringwalds...i need to drag my ass to the continental club soon

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Montrose1100:

I just realized it may seem to others that I was on crack when I posted this topic.

We all do when we dig up old posts and e-mails of ourselves. I cringe sometimes at mine.
Gary:

Well I'm dating myself but here goes.

If that's true you could guess I'm anywhere from 12 to 60.

I'll just copy and paste my list from my player. It's easier than typing stuff out:

Be Without You - Mary J. Blige

One - Mary J. Blige featuring U2

Heaven Is A Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

She Says - Howie Day

Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet - Reliant K

Be My Escape - Reliant K

Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire

Our Day Will Come - Percy Faith and Orchestra

That's Right (You're Not From Texas) - Lyle Lovette

Hey There - Rosemary Clooney

Anything Goes - Ella Fitzgerald

What You Know - T.I.

A Song For You - The Carpenters

Praise Forevermore - Point of Grace

Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day

Savin' Me - Nickelback

The End of the World -Skeeter Davis

Runaway - Bon Jovi

Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Mountain Music - Alabama

Edge of Seventeen - Lindsay Lohan

Fur Elise - Beethoven

Ave Maria - Sarah Brightman

Serenade/How Far is this Place - Sarah Brightman

Pachelbel - Vienna Boys Choir

La Campanella - Liszt

Hollywood Montage - from "Singin' In The Rain" movie soundtrack)

Bye Bye Birdie (reprise) - Ann-Margret from "Bye Bye Birdie" (1963) the movie soundtrack

Put On A Happy Face - Dick Van Dyke from the original Broadway procudion of "Bye Bye Birdie"

"Hymm For A Sunday Evening - Paul Lynd, Ann-Margret, Mary La Rouche, Bryan Russell from "Bye Bye Birdie" (1963) the movie soundtrack

A Lot of Livin' To Do - Dick Gautier & Susan Watson from the original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie"

An English Teacher - Chita Rivera & Dick Van Dyke from the original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie"

One Boy - Original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie"

Ready To Go - Republica

Drop Dead Gorgeous - Republica

Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Moonglow - Benny Goodman

You're Beautiful - James Blunt

I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here - Aileen Quinn & Ann Reinking from the "Annie" (1982) movie soundtrack

Let's Go To The Movies - Aileen Quinn, Ann Reinking & Albert Finney from the "Annie" (1982) movie soundtrack

There You'll Be - Faith Hill

Bootylicious - Destiny's Child

I'll Be Around - The Spinners

Everywhere I Go - Shawn Mullins

North on 95 - Shawn Mullins

Cling and Clatter - Lifehouse

Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions

Alien Youth - Skillet

Cross My Heart - Martika

Pretty Vegas - INXS

Music Sounds Better - Stardust

I Could Fall In Love - Selena

Amor Prohibido - Selena

Ready For The Good Times - Shakira

I Have Been There - Mark Shultz

You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes

You Keep Me Hangin' On - Diana Ross & The Supremes

Please Forgive Me - David Gray

Sail Away - David Gray

I'm Your Man - Enrique Iglesias

Just The Girl - The Click Five

Piano in the Dark - Brenda Russell

Don't Cry - Guns 'N Roses

If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley

Fools Rush In - Ricky Nelson

Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson

True Faith - New Order

Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup

Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sadaka

I Still Believe - Mariah Carey

Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey

Bringing on the Heartbreak - Mariah Carey

Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale

When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees

Rubberband Man - The Spinners

Rock the Boat - Huges Corporation

Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston

If You Could Read My Mind - Jocelyn Enriquez, Amber, Ultra Nate

Never - Heart

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters

Bad Day - Daniel Powter

Since I Fell For You -

Stomp! - Big Fun

Probably Wouldn't Be This Way - LeAnn Rimes

(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew

Suspicion - Terry Stafford

Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone

8th World Wonder - Kimberley Locke

Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac

Unbelievable - Kaci Brown

I See Your Smile - Gloria Estefan

Houston - Dean Martin

Aurora's Theme (From "Terms of Endearment")

Crying Out My Heart For You (performed "The Dick Van Dyke Show") - Rose Marie

Rock The Casbah - The Clash

What's Left Of Me - Nick Lachey

S.O.S - Rihanna

Baby Come Back - Player

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A band I didn't mention is a punk band out of Houston called "The Judy's". They were really ahead of there time 79-80.

I found out about the guys (3 piece) through a friend and fell in love with there quick beats and simplicity. They've recently hit a cult like stride even though they've been disbanded for 20 years. I was just on Ebay and they've got there most popular LP (Washarama) selling for $140.00.

Anyone know about these guys?

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