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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
16 December 2010
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Bob Dylan – Girl from the North Country

Nicola Conte – Missione a Bombay

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16 December 2010
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mithveaen said:

I've been listening to the Beatles way too much, so I'm detoxing.


I don't know. The idea of "too much Beatles" seems so weird to me. a-hard-days-night-george-10 

Maybe it's different for adults. I just compare the Beatles to the stuff I was listening to before, as well as the crap other people my age listen to. 

Maybe I just don't like the term "detox." You know, because it compares the Beatles to something harmful. 

Necko said:

Two Of Us - This one British band.  I forget their name.


 

That was so awesome. I think it was apple deserving. 

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16 December 2010
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How about palette cleanser? Such as a slice of apple02.

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16 December 2010
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To Much Beatles isn't Possible, although I do sometimes need to step away and listen to something else for a day or two and then return

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16 December 2010
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Sometimes I slip some Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel in with my Beatles, just to mix things up a bit.

 

But back to the topic: Christmas music. We play it from after Thanksgiving until the end of Winter Break. I'm sick of it!!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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16 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

mithveaen said:

I've been listening to the Beatles way too much, so I'm detoxing.


I don't know. The idea of "too much Beatles" seems so weird to me. a-hard-days-night-george-10
 

Maybe it's different for adults. I just compare the Beatles to the stuff I was listening to before, as well as the crap other people my age listen to. 


I love how I can remember feeling the way Mrs. M feels and totally understand where Mith is coming from. I got really into the Beatles when I was in middle school and everyone was listening to...MC Hammer and girls I knew were really into...Color Me Badd and thought they were, uh, hot, and thought I was weird (to say the least) for not finding any of them attractive. If you want to see them, please feel free to Google, but not before I warn you (shudder).

And then about a year later when the really shallow cool kids started to really like The Beatles, I pulled back from listening to them because I didn't want to associate the wonderful Beatles with those horrid people. So I took the stance it's better to like music that's still being made, and went way out of my way to find music I could relate to and enjoy. I stayed up waay too late watching MTV between 12 and 2 on Sundays because that's when all the cool bands (not pop dancers) were played.

I can't tell you how almost lucky I felt to be in high school when grunge was at its peak, because I think that was the closest thing to Beatlemania I experienced in my life. So early-mid 90s music means so much to me, too. And it might be corny, but I really hope something like that will come around for all you yong-uns out there.

So my point (and I *do* have one) is that while yeah, the Beatles are one of the best things to happen to music, and really changed the way we all listen to music, I wouldn't count out what's going on in music now, either. It won't be on American Idol, and it won't be on your local pop station, but if you look hard enough, you'll find current bands that will mean a lot to you, too. Like Mith, I don't think I can subsist on an all-Beatles musical diet because I think it's better to look ahead or enjoy the present, that to have your head always tilted toward the past. But I surely understand where you are coming from, because all the bands and singers that are making the news now seem pretty talentless. 

Sorry for the long long (long) post. I can get so carried away when I get the chance to talk about how much music meant to me when I was in middle and high school.

I listened to Pearl Jam, Ben Folds Five, The Who, R.E.M., The Beatles, and Ryan Adams while typing this whole thing out.  

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16 December 2010
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Oh my god, they had a song called I Wanna Sex You Up? That's bad.

Great post, I feel like the problem with music right now is that there is no great music to REALLY get into like the Beatles, there are a ton of bands that I like for a few songs, but no one else has the variety and the...staying power that the Beatles have. They just have so many cool songs that it's tough not to at least listen to one a day, even after I've been constantly listening to them for the past six or seven years. But I think there is a lot of cool music out there right now, you just have to do a little digging on Pandora to get to it. I think the great thing about the Beatles is that they allow you to enjoy the music, but they have so many different styles that those will peak your interests in other areas and it's inevitable that you'll find other types of music that you really love.

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16 December 2010
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Um... so detox sounds like Beatles are harmful to me... well being addicted to this forum sure it is. people might think I'm crazy and I have no life at all. Wait a minute... a-hard-days-night-paul-4

 

Ok so a Beatles cleansing. LOL!! I thought of Beatles detox because it sounds cool but you got a point there.

The thing is guys, that I have lived all my life with the Beatles. I mean, I just can't imagine my life without them. But you have to understand that 40 years you need a little break. I'm not saying I'm sick of listening to them at all, I don't think I'll ever get tired. But it's like.. how to say it? When you listen to a song a lot, you memorize it. And if you stop listening to it, and then you listen to it again, you see something different.For example, I used to consider the White Album as whatever (yeah I know) and now it's in my top favorite albums.

 

And as Starwisher said, the Beatles are the greatest thing that ever happened to music, but they're not the ONLY greatest thing that ever happened to music.

 

Speaking of that, and to continue on topic, right now I'm listening to Ennio Morricone's The Mission.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
16 December 2010
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I 100% agree with the posts above me. I love the Beatles to death, and a lot of other older bands (U2, Rolling Stones, ect.), but I also like a lot of current bands to balance it out. I can't stand all those pop artist but I personally love the Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, and Florence and the Machine to name a few. I just love the excitment of going out and buying a brand new CD or saving up to see them a band in concert. I'll never be able to do that with the Beatles, obviously, so it's nice to find some new artists to do that with.
So I'm listening to Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons.

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16 December 2010
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16 December 2010
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Rock the Casbah -- The Clash

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16 December 2010
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I'm listening to the best Rock and Roll Christmas song ever recorded. Don't even attempt to debate it with me. I can't hear youuuuuuuu.

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16 December 2010
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Did Your Wife Turn you on to it

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16 December 2010
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Kinda personal ain't it?

Actually, it was the other way around - I wanted puppies.

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16 December 2010
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Jolly Old St. Nicholas- Chicago  (Best Christmas song EVER)

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16 December 2010
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Time - Pink Floyd

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18 December 2010
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Mardy Bum -- Arctic Monkeys

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18 December 2010
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The Bamboos - In the Golden Rough

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18 December 2010
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Bike by Pink Floyd (during the weird Syd Barrett years)

 

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20 December 2010
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