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   Posted 10/6/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Good day to all~~

Are you reading the Koffee Klatch for the first time?? Or are you a regular reader but have never posted?? That's fine, but just think how much more fun all of us would have if you join in! tongue No matter if you're new or have been here for years, your thoughts, ideas and comments are an important part of this forum. We are all here for a common goal so everyone here is equal and important. Plus, we enjoy each others makes the Koffee Klatch much more fun. smilewinkgrin So please add your comments today.

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So on to today's topic. idea Do you enjoy music? Most of us like some kind or another. I'm convinced my grandsons have their brains on permanent 'play' mode since the most often have those ear bud 'thingies' in their ears. But music is a part of most people's lives. What if your favorite type of music? We all probably have several types we like but let's try to choose no more than 2-3 and tell why you like it.

I like easy listening and romantic music but....once in a while I drag out the old big band music and let it rip! I love Sousa marches and the Swing Band era of tunes. They are so upbeat. The old musical movies put out some of the best music ever written, IMHO. Composers and bands like the Dorseys, Rogers, Hart, and Hammerstein in some order there, Gershwin, and I think my favorite composer/conductor of all times was Arthur Fiedler with the Boston Pops Orchestra. I was very fortunate as a teenager to get to see one of the concerts in Boston. I can still remember being awestruck and still love the liveliness and passion of his music.

OK, your turn. What music to YOU like. Be specific and share why or what you love about it.
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   Posted 10/6/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Have you ever heard of the Mystic Moods Orchestra? I have several of their albums, they played lot of the hit songs of the 60's and 70's but besides being an Orchestra they had nature sounds in the back ground, anything from rain and thunder, to frogs crocking and birds singing! I am definitely with you on your choices of music, I ( please don't laugh) really like Bobby Goldsboros, I have several of his albums and even though his songs might be considered sappy.......well I like them anyway!

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   Posted 10/7/2009 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't you find it interesting that when we were in our teens, 20's even 30's music was a must for us....we knew the names of every artist and their songs....okay so I admit in my 40's it wasn't that important to know the artists in my 50's I feel really stupid when my kids ask me if I like a certain song...they tell me I'm getting old when I say who, what never heard of
I still love Barbra Streisand, me toooo WB I love Bobby Goldsboro...remember Honey, that song used to make me cry.  I love Easy Listening, Celine Dion, most of the 1970-1990 music....also love a Home brewed local band they sing Blue's Rock and Roll called Foolslife (my hubby's band) they are awesome!
Fun topic!!

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   Posted 10/7/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah music!  I love this one!  Chutz, you are amazing to think of this stuff.  I love most music, although I am not a big fan of rap, metal or country. 
My son recently has me listening to a german metal band; Ramstein!
My favorites though are contemporary folk and bluegrass.  I also tend to prefer a female vocalist.  I do love a really good male vocalist, but I am very picky there!  The fun part about folk is that it often tells a story. 
Music is such therapy for so many of us.  If you have gotten away from music, find your way back!  They even say it can suppress pain!  I can be so meditative.  (looking for my ipod now!)
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   Posted 10/7/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
My fav is the Pixies. Its heavy and punk-like, but also melodic.

its wierd though, because i like all kinds of music, anywhere from The Phantom of the Opera to Eminem to Simon and Garfunkel. Punk, Country (the old stuff), Alternative, Classic Rock, the list goes on.

It was kind of nice to get my mind on something else.

Post Edited (pixie6976) : 10/7/2009 7:58:57 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/7/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok I used to love music. I still like it but havve burnt out on it since my husband played music professionally for four years. So many late nights and loud music.

But now that he has been recovering for 2 shoulder surgeries I have found my love again for music.

I love the new music but prefer the classic rock. Mainly classic southern rock. Oh and dave matthews is awsome.

I watch american idol every season and found one of my favs.. Chris Daugtry. I know my spelling is
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   Posted 10/7/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
hmmm...mine are kinda eclectic too. I go from Lady Gaga to System of a Down, to GreenDay to Lady Day (a/k/a Billie Holiday), oh and Linkin Park, U2 (War album is best). Like Vivaldi, esp violin concertos...I like the way the music is in my head, the beats...and sometimes the words move too such as U2, SOAD, and GreenDay.
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Chutzie's been under a rock way too long or I'm way too old. Never heard of most of the 'newer' Wonderful memories are great medicine...

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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
It would be easier to tell what kind of music I don't like than what I do. The only type I really don't like is Rap, then again I can not really define it as music myself.

If someone would pin me down on what I like most, as in maybe by what I listen to most, it would be Rock, generally from the late 50's through the late 80's/early 90's.
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   Posted 10/7/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I like a wide variety of rock, Linkin Park, Green Day, to Queen, the Beatles, Kiss, ect....

Long Live Rock...
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   Posted 10/7/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
When I saw this posted last night I thought, Wow, I'll never be able to limit it to a couple. Because I think of one favorite one moment, and in the next breath someone else. But like a couple of others here, I've gotten away from the music, and Gretchen - thanks for the solid advice to find our way back!

When I was in my twenties I used to think all I need to have is music and a large body of water nearby and I'd be happy. It's good for me to remember that. I have CD (and yes, a collection of albums!!) but no ipod. Could never afford one and not sure I'd walk around with buds in my ears anyway! Several years ago when I had some cash I bought some superb Bose speakers for my ancient stereo and they sound wonderful when I put it on! Too often I flip on the tv and walk away and do other stuff.

Ok, so what music? The couple of CD's I've grabbed to put in my car recently are happy ones - classic Santana, and Earth, Wind & Fire. But I love Carly Simon, and old Elton John, and Dave Matthews, and Michael Buble, and Sting and the 1812 Overture and a classical piece by Berlioz called Symphony Fantastique! I could go on and on!

Like Chutzie, I'm trying to get to at least recognize a few of the new performers! I think I recognize Beyonce now, especially with all the parodies of her Single Lady video (anyone see the one with the little baby dancing to it?! LOL). I watched the Music Video awards (well, some of them). I actually love Michael Jackson's music, and took my goddaughter to see him in concert back in the 80's shortly after he did Thriller.

I think one of the reasons I don't listen as often is I LOVE to dance. It is very hard for me to not move around to the music, and I feel very sad now because I know if I do I will throw my SI joint out, among other things. So I guess why i've not listened much.

PaLady smilewinkgrin

BTW one of the reasons I'll put Earth, Wind & Fire's greatest hits in the car is because there's one cut that always helps uplift me. The name of the song is "Sing a Song" and it starts out

"When you feel down and out,
Sing a song..." yeah

Post Edited (PAlady) : 10/7/2009 1:49:04 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/7/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Kiss was on David Letterman last night. I hadn't seen them perform in years. Course they all looked the same! LOL Great way to keep from aging!!

I'm not a huge fan of their music, but they sure were one of the first bands to make a show of it! Seems unfair that you have to pay so much to get a wheelchair accessible seat. Maybe call the concert location and ask if there are any lower cost options? Or listen to the radio stations - a lot of times they have contests for tickets!


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   Posted 10/7/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I like soft rock, oldies, and swing band.
I hate anything that doesn't have a slow beat (except swing) and I can't understand the words.


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   Posted 10/7/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I walk down my road to the Boat Dock bent over with my cain and earbuds in my ears, listing to The New Christy Minstrels, or The Chad Mitchell Trio, Neal Diamond, kingston Trio or a host of others from the 50's, 60's and 70's ( when most all the music was reallly really good!) ( Big Big Smile) Please no stones from the younger crowd! ( But we had the absolute best in music! from back then!) ( OK That is my personal oppinion! { as I duck from the stones being thrown at me! smile}) Anyway I have allot of them on my MP3 player and in my computer! MP3 players are the best so small and yet can hold so many songs and pictures! They are great!

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   Posted 10/7/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dion, Dave Matthews Band, Journey, & Keith Urban are my favorites. Dave Matthews is my all-time favorite, though. I'm a big fan of soft rock/easy listening type music. I find it very relaxing. I love 80's & 90's music (NOT a big fan of today's pop/rock). I also like some of the 60's/70's music -- Cat Stevens, Dan Fogelberg, Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles, the Beach Boys. I really like country music too, including most modern country. And classical. Oh, and celtic music!
I just can't stand rap, death metal/hard rock.
I love singing to myself in the car, or alone in my room -- just not in front of other people (usually).
A lot of times I'll put relaxing music on when I go to bed. It helps me relax & gives me something to listen to while I'm not sleeping turn.

Thanks Chutzie, this was a fun topic!


Post Edited (skeye) : 10/7/2009 9:39:09 PM (GMT-6)

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