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Old 07-30-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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I attended at least two dozen concerts a year until recently. Contemporary artists, except country music artists, have turned their concert into an anti-Trump lecture. I now go to about six concerts a year and most are classical. I miss hearing artists live, but I'm not paying them to lecture me on politics.
I don't blame you. I would cut down my attendance too. So far, I've been lucky, I haven't experienced it.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:36 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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True, that, jbgusa. I was just listening to some Crosby, Stills & Nash last night---also Gordon Lightfoot. They are in the mix on the Pandora station I mentioned. I am so bad about remembering titles of songs these days, but can still get most of the words when I attempt to sing along, lol! I also like hearing Stevie Nicks plus James Taylor, too.
If you plug lyrics you hear into Google it will spit out the name of the song and even links to sites that explain the meanings.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I listen to today's pop music. 80's is OK, but 90's to today is my favorite. I detest 70's music and really don't relate to 60's or 50's. On satellite I listen to Channel 15 The Pulse. On FM it's iHeart.
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:59 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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I listen to today's pop music. 80's is OK, but 90's to today is my favorite. I detest 70's music and really don't relate to 60's or 50's. On satellite I listen to Channel 15 The Pulse. On FM it's iHeart.
REM from the late 80'sand early 90's is pretty close to 60's and 70's music.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I listen to a variety of stuff on the radio-I go from Dave Brubeck to Otis Redding to Loreena McKennitt to Bill Monroe to Henry Mancini to Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. Listening to a little classical in the morning helps! My favorite music? The Moody Blues!

I loved them!
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I listen to today's pop music. 80's is OK, but 90's to today is my favorite. I detest 70's music and really don't relate to 60's or 50's. On satellite I listen to Channel 15 The Pulse. On FM it's iHeart.
Maybe it's just the difference in our ages, but I just listened to 70s in the car for about an hour and it was awesome. Like, Classical Gas by Mason Williams...so good.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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'60s and '70s popular music, with a smattering of newer music: the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the girl groups, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, the Eagles (anything on Asylum Records, really). Then when CDs became the thing to buy (1986 for me), I turned to classical. Some of my favorite current artists: Vampire Weekend, Ben Lee, PT Walkley, Ryan Adams.

I sold my record collection in the early 2000s for what seemed like "stupid money" at the time. Sometimes I wish I'd kept it. But I enjoy my new way of listening to music even more. I've ripped or burned all my CDs to iTunes on my hard drive (69 days worth of music), and I usually play it on "shuffle."

My last ten iTunes tracks:
Beethoven piano sonata
Rufus Wainwright
Beethoven piano sonata
Simply Red
Fleet Foxes
Emmylou Harris
Warren Zevon
Taylor Swift
Glee
Schubert piano sonata
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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I love Spotify. We saw Billy Joel in concert in June so I have been listening to him. It depends on my mood. Sometimes its musicals. Mostly I like 60s or 70s rock.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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My musical universe started with the typical 1970s AOR that dominated the airwaves when I started to have independent listening opportunities when I was about 9 years old. Soon after that, disco started to happen. I was not immediately able to appreciate such dance oriented tunage. Not long after that I discovered Prog Rock while simultaneously gaining a better appreciation for jazz and classical owing to my own brass instrument musicianship. Then .... bam!

Punk was here. It did not happen right away, but ultimately it upended everything about my musical journey. I would eventually be seen fronting a punk garage band, shaking up Bay Area suburbia.

Things got more and more interesting as post punk, New Wave, Ska, Rap and eventually Alternative, hit.

I never abandoned my childhood music, so that is still there. I can still appreciate Led Zep cranked at 10. I still adore classical and jazz (including fusion, smooth, New Age, etc).

These days I listen to current Alternative, Ska, Punk, Reggae, R&B, etc, while still partaking in all of the historical stuff as well. Oh and I can now deal with Disco too.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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I like almost every type of music if it's done well, but mostly listen to oldies, classic rock, big band, swing, opera, classical and trad jazz.

My father was an amateur musician, so I grew up hearing Beethoven and Bizet alongside Glenn Miller, polkas, Elvis, Spike Jones, theremin music, Broadway musicals, Baptist hymns and Percy Faith. It never occurred to me that one type of music was "better" than the other or that if you liked classical, you had to hate rock 'n' roll and vice-versa. It's all just music to me, and it's all good.
Fellow music geek here. I also have a very broad set of likes.

One thing I struggle with though is stuff that is nothing but autotune singing. Don't get me wrong, just like all musical innovations, autotune has its place, especially when it it intermixed skillfully with natural singing. But endless autotune? Like certain satellite radio channels play?
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