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    Cyburbian Earl Finkler's avatar
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    Music to Plan By

    Here is a question that incorporates several of my passions.
    Does anybody have some good songs (including classic rock) to play while they are planning, writing, creating, etc?

    Here are some of mine:
    1. Magic Carpet Ride ---Steppenwolf
    2. Out in the Country--Three Dog Night
    3. We Built This City ---Jefferson Starship
    and.....one of my recent favorites:

    4. I am a Man of Constant Sorrow
    (from O Brother Where Art Thou?)

    Stay wild fellow planners
    Earl

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    Planning Music

    You mean you get to listen to music? Kidding.. Here is a list of current songs I've been caught groovin' to-

    The Band- Up On Cripple Creek
    Scapegoat Wax- Aisle 10
    Beck- Get Real Paid
    Big Head Todd- It's Alright
    Bob Schneider- Big Blue Sea
    David Gray- Babylon and Sail Away
    Tenacious D- City Hall
    Joe Satriani- Always With Me, Always With You
    Jeff Buckley- Everyone Here Wants You
    Robert Earl Keen- Buckin' Song
    Phish- Alumni Blues

    just to name a few-

    : )
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Hey I thought that I was the only person who liked "we built this city" My boyfriend was complaining that we do not have a 'song' and I suggested that one. He objected, but I still insist that it is.

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    Ah...sweet music

    This morning's faire:
    Singles:
    Phish - Bouncing Round the Room
    Phish - Gin and Juice

    Albums:
    Tom Petty Full Moon Fever
    Indigo Girls - Nomads
    Alman Brothers Greatest Hits
    Stevie Ray Vaughan The Sky is Crying
    Aerosmith - Pump
    Kansas - Two for the Show
    Bare Naked Ladies - Greatest Hits

    With special thanks to the inventer of MP3s, Napster, very very large hard drives, the Awia Corp., CD burners, And Broadband!

    BTurk - That Alarm Album Rules.
    Last edited by el Guapo; 22 Feb 2002 at 11:21 AM.

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    I'ma child of the '80's what can I say....

    The Alarm - The Stand
    All of Dido's 'No Angel' CD
    Planet P - Why Me
    Anything U2 except the 'Rattle and Hum' CD
    Dead Milkmen - Takin Retards to the Zoo
    Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (awesome guitar riff!)
    The Smithereens - '11' CD
    My favorite local band / drinking buddies -- The Jameson's and their 'Three Steps to Heaven' CD
    And anything on www.spinner.com 's Alternative '80's channel

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    I'm not even going to list the titles of songs in my preferred music collection, or produce the usual long checklist of oft-quoted "planner's songs" ("Subdivisions" by Rush, "Southern California Wants to be Western New York" by Dar Williams, "We Built This City" by Journey," "My City was Gone" by the Pretenders, any Ani Difranco tune about the decline of Buffalo, etc.).

    My background music includes hippie rock, acoustic/AAA rock (along the lines of the KBCO, KGSR or KFOG playlists), 1970s and 1980s rock and retro, 1990s alternative, punk, alternative country, blues, Celtic, and Spanish/Mexican guitar. I've got some extremely deep cuts -- songs that you probably heard on the radio years ago, only a few times, which aren't even heard when your local mullet rock station does a "Deep Cut Thurday" or whatever. Think "City's Burning" by Heart, "48 Crash" by Suzi Quatro, "La Bel Age" by Pat Benatar, and "Had a Dream" by Roger Hodgson. Deeeeeeeeeeep cuuuuuuts ...

    The playlist includes, but is certainly not limited to, groups such as The Cowboy Junkies, The Eagles, Edie Brickell, Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, Pat Benatar, The Waitresses, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Ted Nugent, The Ramones, Dream Theater, Dave Matthews Band, The Go-Gos, Kiss, Liz Phair, Metallica, Patti Smith, Motels, Phish, REM, Laurie Anderson, Oleander, Radiohead, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Southern Culture on the Skids, Juliana Hatfield, and Fleetwood Mac. No rap, smooth jazz, recent top 40/dance, or pop country. It's a diverse playlist, and if I could think of a name for the format if it was translated into radio I'd probably call it "Eclectic Gen-X."

    I'd like to have a Cyburbia audio stream, but I don't know what the audience would be like, or if it's worth sacrificing some bandwidth for 128kbps deeeeeeeeeep cuuuuuuuuts.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Re: Ah...sweet music

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    This morning's faire:
    Singles:
    Phish - Bouncing Round the Room
    Phish - Gin and Juice

    Really El Guapo? I thought that all of you conservative types only listened to either the Ted Nugent or the easy listening station.

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    CD's currently in my office:

    Counting Crows - This Desert Life
    Rush - Chronicles
    Tool - Lateralus
    Rammstein - Mutter
    Blues Traveler - Blues Traveler

    In my car:
    Disturbed - The Sickness
    Godsmack - Awake
    The Misfits - Static Age & Earth AD
    Various burned CD's

    I have weird music tastes...one minute I'll be listening to classical...the next punk...

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    To tell the truth...

    ...I have an extensive collection of what my sister refers to as my lesbian music. I have to admit I love Melissa, the Indigo Girls, Sara Mc Laughlin, and most of those other soothing KD Lang-ish gravel throated women in flannel. While I enjoy Ted Nugent, his music and his outlook, I need more.

    So remember, not all conservatives listen to Lawrence Welk and support the seperation of the races like the media would have you believe.

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    El Guapo-

    If you dig Phish, check out The String Cheese Incident-
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Latest CD's in the player:

    Beatles - White Album
    Midnight Oil - 20 000 watts (greatest hits)
    Beastie Boys - Anthology
    Radiohead - OK Computer, Palo Alto
    Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
    Vivaldi - Greatest, performed by Vienna Symphony Orchestra

    This seems to have turned away from "Planning" music to "Music Planners are listening to".

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    Music to Plan By

    My tastes change about as often as I change underwear, at least weekly. This week I'm into A3....I love that guys voice.

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    Hey BTurk

    I installed spinner. I like it, thanks for the recommendation.

    Ok, you knew the question was comming. If you could only have one album it would be........?

    Does the Mozart Box Set count as one album?

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    Just one CD???

    I can't. I own over 400 CDs and couldn't stand to lose them!

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    Well, I gotta chime in...

    I can't single out specific songs, because there are too many to list--except in rare instances.

    Del Amitri
    Lloyd Cole (A great English songwriter...a must have)
    Oasis
    U2 (including Rattle & Hum)
    Hunters & Collectors
    Died Pretty
    BoDeans
    Elvis (Suspicous Minds and In The Ghetto)
    The Jamesons (www.thejamesons.net) BTW, if you go to the photo section, I'm the one in the lederhosen. I'm biased because I hel manage them
    "Dear Prudence...won't you open up your eyes? "

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    Cyburbian Earl Finkler's avatar
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    Planners' Favorite Music

    Thanks to everyone who has responded so far.
    What a great and diverse set of musical tunes, eras and groups.
    Rock on!!!!
    Earl in Alaska
    "We built.....and planned.....this city......"

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    I knew I loved this place

    NH Planner Rammstein?? Really???

    Currently in the CD player (not at work but while im sitting at home at the computer doing my volunteering stuff)
    Joan Osborne -Early Recordings (saw her in concert last year unbelievable pipes on that girl rocking band great show!)
    Los Lobos - Kiko
    Donna the Buffalo - Herd of 'Em?
    Jean Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger
    Lilith Fair - A Celebration of Women in Music (Patty Griffins Cain is my favorite)
    Domestic Problems - Play (from Grand Rapids a high energy band with horns and grooving tunes)
    Kindermusik recordings for the kids(excellent selections from folk, classical and soul ballads)

    in Cassette deck
    String CHeese Incident
    Van Morrison

    on the TURNTABLE
    Santana's Moonflower

    and on the radio http://www.wyce.org/

    Thanks Earl for asking 'bout music!

    PS Cover your eyes minors
    scroll to Red Elvis
    Last edited by Jen; 24 Feb 2002 at 1:15 PM.

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    Re: I knew I loved this place

    Originally posted by Jen
    NH Planner Rammstein?? Really???
    Yes, really.

    I'm also a fan of the Toten Hosen. I have a few years of german language classes, and enjoy german music occassionally. Not just the heavy/punk stuff...but stuff like Herbert Groenemayer as well.

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    Toten Hosen?!?!

    Dude, you're flashin' me back to the 80's. When I was keeping socialist western Europe safe from communist eastern Europe. Remember Marillion? Warm Wet Circles? Tagest Kant? And my favorite Kraftwerk.

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    Re: Toten Hosen?!?!

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    Dude, you're flashin' me back to the 80's. When I was keeping socialist western Europe safe from communist eastern Europe. Remember Marillion? Warm Wet Circles? Tagest Kant? And my favorite Kraftwerk.
    Kraftwerk, yes...the others I have not had heard.

    My exposure really has been limited to the CD's my college roommate brought back from his German excursions.

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    I only keep 10 CD's at a time on my desk - here's today's list:

    Best of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    The Blues Brothers Soundtrack
    Cydi Lauper - Twelve Deadly Cyns
    Lisa Loeb - Firecracker
    Alanis Morisette - Jagged little Pill
    Barenaked Ladies - Stunt
    Barenaked Ladies - Disc One
    Dean Martin - 61 Great Performances
    Natalie Merchant - Tiger Lily

    I guess that I too am pretty into El Guapo's lesbian rock, since (when I was not out sick) last week, I had my Indigo Girls, and Sarah Mac in. I wish they would bring back Lillith Fair!

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    Confession Time

    Gloria Estefan and Jimmy Buffet! When I was working in the planning mines of dreary Southwest Kansas no music would mentally relocate me further away from the grey sheen of big cattle than Gloria or Jimmy. Yes I would get strange looks from co-workers who listened to both kinds of music: Country AND Western.

    The rhythm will get you!

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    Parrot Head and Ditto Head

    Who knew you could be both, El Guapo!

    Right now I'm listing to Sinead O'Connor's "Mandinka" and fighting the urge to sing along in a falsetto voice...

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    Does anyone else enjoy...

    ...the old cowboy music that goes by the name of Western Swing? Like Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and the Son's of the Pioneers?

    My Father used to play that suff and I thought it stunk until just a few years ago. Then Napster happened upon us and I downloaded a bunch for him and I got hooked. You have to have a high tollerance for twang!

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    Old Style

    Great diversity of music. Love it!
    My wife Chris likes some of the old-style swing and country---she's from a farm in Missouri.
    And hey, with the Grammys won by the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou," many see a BIG upswing in bluegrass.
    We'd been into it well before that ----saw a very good group called "The Chapmans" from southern Missouri, outdoors in a pouring July rainstorm. Catch them if you can----outstanding harmony and solid instrumentals.
    Here in Alaska, you cannot beat a late-night, early morning Bluegrass festival in the summer months ----when the sun barely, if ever, goes down!! Ya HOOOOOO!
    Earl
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