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    Hi, I'm new to the Science Forum and I thought I'd head over to general discussion because I thought of a decent thread topic that has little to do with science. I'm interested in hearing the music choices of people who are interested in science, feel free to name specific songs and artists. I'll kick the thread off by stating that I'm really digging a song by Squarepusher called endless night at the moment. I couldn't name a specific genre I'm into the most, because I'm all over the map in that respect.


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    You know you could make that into a really good game, everyone could name a song they liked that had an element in the lyrics, in the title would be to hard.


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    How about: iron lion zion, by Bob Marley.

    I like a bit of reggae, but really I like anything with a guitar in it.
    White Snake, Van Halen, Guns N Roses, Bon Jovi, Lenny Kravitz, U2 and especially Pink Floyd.

    I also like a bit of pop and the Fugees & Outkast.
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    I listen to classical music, and my favourite composer is Brahms.
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    sibelius---wood nymph, 3rd and 4th
    tchaikovsty 5th and 6th
    revel bolero
    and others

    last year, i had several different directors of the same piece playing one after the other
    one of my helpers thought that that was torture, but i really liked the nuanced differences
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    I listen to rock and country. Right now I'm listening to Shinedown ("2nd chance").

    According to Pandora....
    "Based on what you've told us so far, we're playing this track because it features pop rock qualities, a subtle use of vocal harmony, extensive vamping, mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation and minor key tonality."

    Next up 3 doors down, "Here without you;" it features basic rock song structures, a subtle use of vocal harmony, use of a string ensemble, mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation and major key tonality."

    I wonder how much science is behind Pandora's idea of song genetics, their name for definable music characteristics.

    I also listen to Jazz and folk music occasionally--or just make my own with my dulcimer.
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    Classical mainly. Prefer Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Pachelbel. As well as baroque era generally and bel canto opera as categories - strongly dislike most of 19th century German romantic composers like Schubert, Mendelssohn and all their mawkish (in my view) friends. Wagner is a special horror all of his own.

    Non-classical. Would dearly like for some clever people to come up with more lively stuff along the lines of Avenue Q. I regard myself as privileged to have spent my childhood in the era of the crooners, musicals and popular jazz singers, my teenage years with the Beatles and all that Vietnam war era music, my twenties were to the background of Creedence Clearwater Revival and similar stuff that I listened to on car radio while I was driving to choir practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Classical mainly. Prefer Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Pachelbel. As well as baroque era generally and bel canto opera as categories - strongly dislike most of 19th century German romantic composers like Schubert, Mendelssohn and all their mawkish (in my view) friends. Wagner is a special horror all of his own.

    Non-classical. Would dearly like for some clever people to come up with more lively stuff along the lines of Avenue Q. I regard myself as privileged to have spent my childhood in the era of the crooners, musicals and popular jazz singers, my teenage years with the Beatles and all that Vietnam war era music, my twenties were to the background of Creedence Clearwater Revival and similar stuff that I listened to on car radio while I was driving to choir practice.
    I enjoy classical music and haven't listened to enough. I tended to concentrate on some Renaissance and Baroque composers and was inclined to be wary of anyone after Mozart and Haydn. I'm not a fan of the Romantic era composers either.
    I like some folk music and I was a big fan of Creedence!
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    My musical tastes are wide and varied. I enjoy everything from ancient to classical from heavy metal to country. Right now I am listening to trance (a subgenre of electronica for those that do not know) The only type of music I have not been able to get into has been rap however I do like groups like linkin park. I just hate the gangster rap crap
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    I tend to go through phases, currently it's Third Wave Ska that has my attention.
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    Pop, country, pop rock, rock and roll, soul and more. I can listen to about anything out there really...
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    shostakovich # 5 as I type
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    I listen to a fair variety, pretty much everything I suppose. Not a fan of Rap or Pop though.. Like Wallaby, I tend to go through 'phases' as well - but mostly with specific bands rather than genres. Lot's of mainstay songs that I listen to constantly, then specific bands become seasonally in demand.

    A nice way overview of my typical listening habits would be my Top 5:

    The Clash
    Porcupine Tree/Every Steven Wilson project
    Pixies
    Mr. Bungle
    Anathema
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    My favorite music is Pop, rock and roll, and soul.
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    French horns and kettle drums always attract my ear.
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    "" Some enchantered evening, you will find your true love, across a crowded room,

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    from the musical south pacific?
    really beautiful sentiment
    and, then i think of the song by jimmy soul

    If you wanna be happy
    For the rest of your life,
    Never make a pretty woman your wife,
    So from my personal point of view,
    Get an ugly girl to marry you.

    A pretty woman makes her husband look small
    And very often causes his downfall.
    As soon as he marries her, then she starts
    To do the things that will break his heart,
    But if you make an ugly woman your wife,
    You'll be happy for the rest of your life,
    An ugly woman cooks her meals on time,
    She'll always give you peace of mind.

    If you wanna be happy
    For the rest of your life,
    Never make a pretty woman your wife,
    So from my personal point of view,
    Get an ugly girl to marry you.

    Don't let your friends say
    You have no taste,
    Go ahead and marry anyway,
    Though her face is ugly,
    Her eyes don't match,
    Take it from me she's a better catch.

    If you wanna be happy
    For the rest of your life,
    Never make a pretty woman your wife,
    So from my personal point of view,
    Get an ugly girl to marry you.

    Say man.
    Hey baby.
    I saw your wife the other day.
    Yeah?
    Yeah, she's ugly.
    Man, she's ugly but she sure can cook, baby.
    Yeah? Alright...

    If you wanna be happy
    For the rest of your life,
    Never make a pretty woman your wife,
    So from my personal point of view,
    Get an ugly girl to marry you.
    back to musicals
    from west side story
    something's coming (such wondrous hope for the future)
    really sweet
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