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The All-Purpose Getting-To-Know-BBers Questions Thread
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I listen to Jerry Garcia Acoustic shows or standard JGB. I also love The Beach Boys before bed. 

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50yearslate said
What's your favorite song/album to listen to before bed?

For me, it's probably:

Song: Let It Be

Album: George Harrison (although, really, all of George's albums work)

  

I'm going to change this slightly to be what's my favorite to sleep to because that's easier to answer.

Song: Girl

Album: The Medley so I guess Abbey Road

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Beatles: none of their albums really do it for me, they're too upbeat; though George Harrison is good, I only have it on vinyl and I can't sleep next to my record player because my bed is a loft so EMRGHRH paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif
Beatles songs: I Will , Julia , Good Night , Beautiful Boy, Across The Universe .

Non-Beatles: 'A Pillow Of Winds' and 'Echoes' and The Dark Side of the Moon are my top Floyd choices for sleepifying, though most Floyd from that mellow 1968-1973 period is good, and also The Division Bell.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I would have thought that strange shriek-y bit in the middle of Echoes would spoil its use for sleeping a-hard-days-night-john-6Spotify goes onto its radio after you finish an album/playlist, where it plays songs based on what you'd been listening to, but they tend to get gradually further away from the original style over time, so a few times I've fallen asleep to Revolver or something and woken up in the middle of the night listening to some bizarre instrumental techno music or something paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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QuarryMan said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I would have thought that strange shriek-y bit in the middle of Echoes would spoil its use for sleeping a-hard-days-night-john-6Spotify goes onto its radio after you finish an album/playlist, where it plays songs based on what you'd been listening to, but they tend to get gradually further away from the original style over time, so a few times I've fallen asleep to Revolver or something and woken up in the middle of the night listening to some bizarre instrumental techno music or something paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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I usually put my albums on repeat so that doesn't happen

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I don't understand how you guys can sleep with music actually playing...

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QuarryMan said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I would have thought that strange shriek-y bit in the middle of Echoes would spoil its use for sleeping a-hard-days-night-john-6
  

Hahaha that part is BRILLIANT when you're half asleep, SUPER trippy. Anyway I usually fall asleep just after that bit's over.

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I don't understand how you guys can sleep with music actually playing...  

Sometimes I just listen to something before going to sleep, somtimes I actually fall asleep during it -- it depends. For the latter it has to be very quiet, no Led Zeppelin, and I have to be sleepy, but sometimes it can help me not be an insomniac.

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50yearslate said
I don't understand how you guys can sleep with music actually playing...

I just mentioned in the Beatles Dreams thread that my dreams are only occasionally exciting or vivid; that usually tends to be when I listen to music. Usually I've unplugged my earphones and knocked my phone off the bed by the morning, but it does help me fall asleep since I'm not just laying there with only my thoughts to listen to. Plus, listening to music is fun. Why wouldn't you want to do it in your sleep mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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QuarryMan said

50yearslate said

I don't understand how you guys can sleep with music actually playing...

I just mentioned in the Beatles Dreams thread that my dreams are only occasionally exciting or vivid; that usually tends to be when I listen to music. Usually I've unplugged my earphones and knocked my phone off the bed by the morning, but it does help me fall asleep since I'm not just laying there with only my thoughts to listen to. Plus, listening to music is fun. Why wouldn't you want to do it in your sleep mccartney-shrug_01_gif

  

Because the noise keeps me awake?

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I have a playlist with just Any Road and Brainwashed on a loop, and believe it or not, it actually helps me fall asleep. I'm A Loser , You've Got To Hide Your Love Away , Sun King , Yesterday , and Across The Universe are generally the best independent songs, and All Things Must Pass is good if you want an entire album (you just have to not get woken up by the Apple Jams after you've fallen asleep). 

Here's a similar question for anyone who'd like to answer:

What are your favorite songs to use as alarms and why?

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I couldn't use a song as an alarm. It would make me hate the song.

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The songs I used as an alarm are Norwegian Wood , Eleanor Rigby , In My Life , A Day In The Life and Good Day Sunshine . Today it's Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds .

All are my beloved songs, but none of them made getting up easier for me.ahdn_paul_01

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50yearslate said
I couldn't use a song as an alarm. It would make me hate the song.  

Same here, that's why I have a bunch that I rotate to keep from getting one song too heavily associated with alarm-ing. I also have different ones for different purposes: normal ones for waking up slowly and peacefully, and abrupt, terrifying ones to jolt me awake when I urgently have to get up.

Beatles: 'Blackbird ', 'Birthday '*, 'Dear Prudence ', 'Mother Nature's Son '
George: 'Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)', 'Blow Away', 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)', 'That's What It Takes', 'This Is Love'
Pink Floyd: 'A Pillow Of Winds' (second half), 'Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast (part II: Sunny Side Up)', 'Cluster One', 'Echoes' (starting from the 'Cloudless every day...' verse), 'Poles Apart'
Led Zeppelin: 'Bring It On Home'* (starting with the heavy riff), 'Bron-Yr-Aur', 'D'yer Mak'er'*, 'Dancing Days'*, 'Thank You', 'The Song Remains The Same'*
Muse: 'Apocalypse Please'*

*denotes absolutely, hilariously terrifying to wake up to, to be used to startle oneself awake when you've hit snooze too many times and are going to be late for something important -- most of them are Zepp tunes a-hard-days-night-john-6

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In a similar vein throwback to that time I was sleeping to With the Beatles and woke up in a cold sweat at 2 am to the wonderful (*cough*) sound of Little Child blaring in my ear.

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I can't listen to music while I'm trying to sleep mainly because I end up singing along to it/mouthing the words. The only time I listen to something when I'm falling asleep is if I'm in crappy hotel rooms where the walls are so thin, one punch and you'd get through to your neighbour's room. When I was in Paris 3 weeks ago, there was some a-hole on my floor whose snores could probably be heard in China. No matter how many times people pummelled on his door to get him to stfu, he didn't wake up.

So, I pulled out my headphones and listened to this podcast (which I really recommend for sleeping, I used it in a hostel as well, it gets me to sleep in about 5 minutes) 'Sleep Mediation Podcast- ASMR Sleep Triggers' and the episode is 'Rain and Binaural Beats', no intro and it plays for an hour so plenty of time for you to nod off.

 

Speaking of sleeping and very off-topic: my room in Germany has terrible curtains and is east-facing so in the morning floods of light come into my room at 6am, waking me up and this will only get worse as summer continues. Does anyone have any recommendations for a sleep mask? I can't bear anything pressing on my eyes but that's my only stipulation really.

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I used to go to sleep with the hit radio on as a tween/young teen, then I moved onto records (none in particular). And for a time in the early 2000s, I'd put the classical music station on, but that was sonetimes frustrating: If I happened to hear something I really liked,  I'd have to try to stay awake until the piece ended to hear the DJ identify it.

Nowadays, I don't bunk down to music often (although I've listened to plenty of bedtime podcasts over the last year, mostly "Star Wars Minute" and "Something About the Beatles"). But if I do have a present-day regular bedtime listen, it's gotta be my box of Mozart piano sonatas, played by Lili Krauss.

And I don't use music for alarming purposes...I need something to make me jump up and turn the damn thing OFF, not want to lay in bed and groove!

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In an effort to prevent the continued derailment of this  thread  :

What Beatles songs do you always skip?

I always skip Little Child , Polythene Pam , Mean Mr. Mustard, Sie Liebt Dich , Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand , Wild Honey Pie , The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill , Dig It , and Maggie Mae .

A good deal of the time, but not always, I also skip I Want You (She's So Heavy) (not a bad song but it's really really long), Revolution 9 (ditto), Carry That Weight (earworm chorus), Piggies /Rocky Raccoon /Don't Pass Me By (if I skip one I skip the others, mostly out of impatience and wanting to get to I Will ), One After 909 , Love Me Do (the single version), Thank You Girl , and You Know My Name (Look Up The Number).

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The only Beatles song I ALWAYS skip is Revolution 9

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^Ugh, so many good ones you've got there, Fiddy. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

I skip Revolution 9 and Hold Me Tight sometimes, and Wild Honey Pie always. Sometimes Little Child and What Goes On . Other than that I don't really skip any of them.

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Beatlebug said
^Ugh, so many good ones you've got there, Fiddy. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

Yeah, Sie Liebt Dich always tends to be a fan favorite a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

yes i am joking yes i do know what you mean and yes i am sorry but there is nothing to be done... if it's any reassurance that list would once have been much longer

I skip Revolution 9

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and Hold Me Tight sometimes,

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and Wild Honey Pie always.

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Sometimes Little Child

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and What Goes On .

  

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