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Old 04-09-2016, 05:02 AM
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Will listen to music occasionally, don't need to be hearing it all the time. Silence is very comforting at times. Never listen to music while driving, prefer to focus on driving.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:27 AM
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Sitting on the deck or boat, watching and hearing nature, and not hearing city noise is what we enjoy the most.

I do still listen to 60's and 70's rock music from time to time. This is what I grew up on. I stay pretty busy but I have found time to learn how to play guitar. It's my version of guitar hero.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:33 AM
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Seems I picked up a lot of my faves from old albums...lots of rock and roll...southern rock...country (of course, that was all that was on the radio way back when). I too, do not get the "new" music. I just
can't understand it, or it's too vulgar to mess with...I'm no prude, but come ON!

I recently was the recipient of an ipod...very cool, but there's still wax in the closet!
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:40 AM
Location: Central Maine
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At home, sometimes I listen to music - got a lot of CDs and a nice Bose system. Far more often, I watch YouTube videos of my favorite performers and their music. I rarely listen to the radio, either at home or in the car. And the TV is rarely on during the day (unless it's football season).

In the car, when it's just me, yes, I listen to music all the time. I have several hundred songs on a USB drive - I select random play and I'm good for hours. When my wife and I are on a road trip, we'll listen to soft rock (James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, etc.).

I listen to rock. It was the music of my youth, and it never left me. I listen to some more modern stuff, but mostly, it's 60's / 70's / 80's ... with some 50's as well.

My wife and I and another couple went to see an Elton John tribute band a couple of months ago, and they did an outstanding job. Great fun. And my wife and I went to see the Fab Faux several times when we lived in the DC area. They look nothing like the Beatles, but my God, close your eyes and just listen ... that's the Beatles in their prime.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by StealthRabbit View Post
I love music, and attending and performing, but.... At home it is SILENT (usually). If a contractor (or kid / visitor) 'turns on tunes'... They are escorted off the property.

I just can't deal with unnecessary 'noise' / babble / interruptions. I am always thinking / listening / inventing / doing math in my head... I Can't process with noise.

I was not too popular at work, getting radio / tunes / paging / annoucements banned for a 5,000 person factory. But many people appreciated and thanked me for the long fight.

I still find myself 'clipping the cords' on offensive boom boxes.

Having to listen to other people's head phones while on airplanes still drives me postal.

YMMV, but please don't impose on others who may have sensitive hearing, and REALLY appreciate silence.
That is why I think I don't listen to it all the time. My mind is always going and that would be a distraction.

I remember when I was in a university course a few years back and we were taking a test. The instructor (also middle school principal) turned on some music to help us "relax". It irked me, but I didn't say anything. I thought this is why kids need noise 24/7 - they are programmed for this at school. We were not brought up that way. BTW - this was an early education course.

I guess some people need it.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Frihed89 View Post
I am a hi-fi nerd. Retirement hasn't changed that. On the other hand, people like me don't listen to music on their hi-fi gear; they listen to the sound of recorded music.
Me too.

I always have music on in the car. Like another poster, usb with thousands of songs on it.

When I really want to LISTEN not just hear. I retire to my music room. The only things in it are my system and a chair. The room was designed and developed specifically for listening. I can't imagine life without music.
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:28 AM
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I like the quiet but I listen sometimes to an independent radio station from Marthas Vineyard that plays obscure songs. I usually have a local NPR talk radio show on, either at home or in the car, from 11.00 - 2.00.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:02 AM
Location: SW Florida
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I never have music on at home unless I'm having a dinner party and then I might put on some Classical or Italian dinner music.

I like the quiet as I get older, I rarely even turn the radio on in the car anymore as I don't want a song to get stuck in my head as I'm finding happens these days. I don't even turn my TV on till the 6:00 p.m. news.

My sister on the other hand has to have the TV on from the minute she wakes up. Her husband works out of town 3 weeks out of four so for her the TV is company. I was married with 2 sons who always had friends in the house so peace and quiet is what I look for.

Isn't it funny how human beings can be so different.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:54 AM
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I go in spurts. I realized recently that I hadn't been listening to music as much as I used to. And all of a sudden, it seemed like all the clocks in the house were ticking incredibly loud and it just sounded and felt so lonely... still getting used to the silence in the house since hubby passed- it has been a long winter and it has not gone well. Welcome Spring!

So, at least right now I have Pandora on from late morning until mid afternoon if I am at home. Different genres according to my... mood, task etc.

In the car I don't always have the radio on, it depends on how much noise is in my head at the moment lol, and how many distracted drivers I have seen since I left the house. No kidding, it's more all the time and if there is a lot of traffic I would rather not contribute to my own distraction so I just concentrate on driving. Pretty scary watching someone get rear ended right as you pass them by.... but it happens all the time here. 9/10 on a phone or device of some kind while driving and looking DOWN!!

Sheesh... anyway. Does watching the The Voice count??
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:08 AM
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I used to when I was younger. Now for years it's right wing talk radio, I turn it on as soon as I get up and it's on clear till I go to bed if there is nothing on TV in the evening.
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