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Music to Plan By

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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-

: )
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Re: Ah...sweet music

El Guapo said:
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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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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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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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
 
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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
 
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Re: I knew I loved this place

Jen said:
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?!?!

El Guapo said:
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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