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Old 07-29-2017, 04:38 AM
 
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I have gotten out of the habit of listening to music as much as I used to for some reason. Today I turned on an oldies (Simon& Garfunkel) station on Pandora and listened to it while I worked at my table. Wow! I felt so good after a while! It really lifted my spirits to listen to a lot of old favorites from when I was a teen/young adult, to the point that not only was I singing along, but got up and danced, too. I enjoy most music, including classical, pop, showtunes, and much of the contemporary music played today on the radio (I was visiting a young teen grandchild and talking about music and he said---"gee, grandma, you like hip-hop!")---but I guess the feelings I got listening to those old songs were special.

What music do you enjoy? Does it affect you differently? And do you listen to the radio, to your own CD's or records/tapes, or to a specialty service like Pandora?
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Loud!
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I have an extensive iTunes library I listen to at home. Then, of course, I have ipod and music on iphone plus several local stations. I listen to everything but rap. Love the old heavy metal and classic rock but also sneak in some country, R&B, do-wap and even classical depending on my mood.
My 'most listened to' in iTunes is 'The Allman Brothers, A Decade of Hits'.
I fish a lot and listen to music or sports radio while "out there by myself"
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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For music I am stuck in the 60's/70's. I really can't listen to much else.

One day I was with friends and asked each one what they had in the CD player in their car. All were 60's/70's rock but one. She had Prince. She got a few strange looks. I had Dusty Springfield in mine.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Maine
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My daughter introduced me to The Baseballs. They do retro-style covers of current pop songs and they are AMAZING! If you enjoy the Beach Boys and 1950s rockabilly (or if you simply appreciate great singing and musicianship) you might like how they transform pop songs into highly listen-able music! And they are from Germany!

The Baseballs "Paparazzi" (cover of Lady Gaga song)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9q1Go3vvq0

The Baseballs "Born This Way" (also Lady Gaga)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBtlyKUrKow

The Baseballs "Hot n Cold" (cover of Katy Perry) And watch the official video where they perform in a store window.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYJiP6deD-A
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I forget to listen to much music these days, but I do love the Sirius radio in the car. I switch from 50s to 60s to 70s and relive my misspent youth. It's peppy and fun.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Classical.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:37 AM
 
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Nearly everything! If it's music chances are good that I will like it.


Dad played in a Forties dance band while I was growing up.
I was raised in the Lutheran faith and we have many beautiful hymns and good composers.
I studied classical piano for nearly ten years.
Played the trumpet in a school orchestra and marching band.
Listened to a lot of German polka music on the radio when I was young.
I have family who are concert pianists, music teachers and musicians.


And, of course, I had the radio on from the late Fifties until about the Two-thousands.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I am 75 and I mainly listen to Sirius 70's.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I still prefer the music from the 60s. Now some of it is being re-done by modern groups, e.e. Mona Lisa Twins


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdqM...7E253&index=19
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