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Music to Plan By

Earl Finkler

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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
 

Habanero

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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.
 

el Guapo

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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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Chet

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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.
 

planasaurus

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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.
 

NHPlanner

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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...
 

el Guapo

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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.
 

Tranplanner

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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.
 

el Guapo

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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?
 

Chet

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Just one CD???

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

prudence

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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
 

Earl Finkler

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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......"
 

Jen

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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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NHPlanner

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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.
 

el Guapo

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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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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!
 

Chet

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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...
 

el Guapo

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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!
 

Earl Finkler

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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
 

Virtue City

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I like that Dean Martin reference

Yeah, I could definitely do some serious planning to his stuff. I'd have to include John Coltrane, Ben Folds Five, and Cake. The 90's alternative rock, acoustic rock, jazz, and 60's pop rock could really do the job for me.
 

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I tend not to listen to music at work, but when I do plug a cd into the computer, it tends to be Robert Cray, the Barenaked Ladies or Jimmy Buffett.
 

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Yes, Ben Folds Five is one of my favourites. I also like to listen to Third Eye Blind, Billy Bragg & Wilco, the Willard Grant Conspiracy, the Cure, Van Morrison, the Be Good Tanya's, Neil Young and John Coltrane. The more ecletic, the better!
 

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Trance Planning

For you Coltraine listeners:
A friend lent me a CD of remixes of a couple of Carlos Santana LPs -- Illuminations and A Love Supreme. The somewhat trance like compositions went rather well with the tedious and repititive tasks of the day. I've also tuned into the ambient channel on netradio.com for similar atmospheres.

If I want something more stimulating than ambient I often log on to WXPN Philladelphia (home of World Cafe) or WNCW Spindale, NC for some alt country/world beat/rock & soul mixes.
 

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Caffeine for the ears...

...need some perking up this afternoon. Gonna pop in some Kylie Mingue and then some Pink. Maybe even throw in Amber's Greatest Remixes CD to get that Euro-trash discoteque feel goin' on...
 

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I wish it was Pink

One of my co-worker's idea of music to plan by is Andrea Bocelli and Charlotte Church. If only her headphones worked properly. The sound is leaking out of her cubicle. A little culture and faulty equipment are dangerous things.
 

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NHPlanner said:
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...
..and i thought i was the only one.

i was listening to slipknot and system of a down the other day and everyone thought i psycho.
 

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boiker said:


..and i thought i was the only one.

i was listening to slipknot and system of a down the other day and everyone thought i psycho.
I get the same thing... :)

My fiance LOVES (sarcasm intended) my musical tastes...she listens to country and dance...and interesting mix of tastes in its own right...
 

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NHPlanner said:


I get the same thing... :)

My fiance LOVES (sarcasm intended) my musical tastes...she listens to country and dance...and interesting mix of tastes in its own right...
My wife is the one who really loves slipknot. she forced me to their concert :)

my tastes really range from oldies, 70s, 80s, electronica, techno, metal, to stuff that can't be classified like radiohead.


i really do not like rap-metal. some rap is ok, the really out there artists like outkast, busta rhymes, dmx, ja rule. all the other suck.

one thing that my wife and I both agree... country sux
 

el Guapo

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Et tu Giff?

Say it aint so - what with you livin in the heartland and all.
Here in Santa Poco we got both kinds: Country and Western.
 

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Re: Et tu Giff?

El Guapo said:
Say it aint so - what with you livin in the heartland and all.
Here in Santa Poco we got both kinds: Country and Western.
I am refusing to grow old enough to enjoy C&W. I considered it TEOTWAWKI when the High School kids started going Country. ACK.... There's satan in that music, I just know it. I'll de-code it yet, I just haven't found the key. I'm working on "She thanks mah tractor's sexy" now. I'll find it I tell you....
 

el Guapo

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Has anyone ever seen...

...Garth and Satan in the same room at the same time? I wonder if....

Blind Melon Change this morning.
 

Earl Finkler

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My main job these days is working the morning sign-on shift at KBRW public radio in Barrow, Alaska.
A while back, there was a move to "modernize" our music and hundreds of record albums were going to be tossed in the dumpster. Thank goodness one of our volunteer DJ's, who works at the city, found space for the orphan albums in a city facility.
Several of us went over there the other day and retrieved over 100 of the classic albums. Now in the morning, I am playing some classic Rare Earth---with a jazz-type sound, also Buffalo Springfield, early Santana and much more.
Rock on!
Earl
 

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Here are some I continue to revisit.

Janis Joplin-- "Me and Bobby McGee"
Joan Osbourne & Melissa Etheridge-- "Bring Me some Water"
Aretha Franklin-- "Do Right Woman"
Robert Plant & Jimmy Page-- "Kashmir" & "Gallow's Pole" (No Quarter CD)
Jethro Tull-- "Roots to Branches" CD
The Doors-- "Riders on the Storm"
Jefferson Airplane
 

Earl Finkler

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Wow---love the creative, diverse and just plain fantastic response on this subject. Who ever said that planners just know zoning and data and all that stuff?
Got me thinking, when I see Doors, and Joplin and Jefferson Airplane.
Is there any way we can better incorporate music, and music history into our communities. I really like the music of the 1960s, but whatever music, we know that it can really inspire people.
sure, you can go into a store and hear some snippits. Or stay at home and hear what you want.
But ways to bring various options of music, and the context of that music, into our communities ----maybe various music kiosks, or mini-interactive-museums of various types of music.
Some way to get music veterans like keyboarder Goldy McJohn of Steppenwolf, or others in their 50s and 60s around the country, to learn more about their history, and influences, etc.
It is Sunday night and I am just musing. Feel good about all of this, but just trying to forge some links, or ideas to what we do as planners.
Rock on!!
Earl
 

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music

Ok call me odd but i played bagpipes and jazz while i plan. Oh yes there is some trance type stuff as well that i put on to get my mind going before some fetish party
 

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Music

NH Planner: You rule!

My taste is even more bizarre, considering that I am about as mild mannered as they come (see: no tattoos):

In my car now:

Immortal-Sons of Northern Darkness
Falkenbach
Virgin Black
Candlemass
Satyricon
Fields of the Nephilim
Current 93
Death In June
My Dying Bride
Tool (sometimes)
and
Thought Industry

My co-workers think I am really wierd, but there is something about doomy metal music that appeals to me. And, given the sorry state of many American inner cities, maybe doom and gloom is appropriate for a planner :) (Is there an emoticon with fangs, Dan?)

I have 520 CDs, now, so I am a bit obsessive.
 

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Re: Music

BKM said:
NH Planner: You rule!

My taste is even more bizarre, considering that I am about as mild mannered as they come (see: no tattoos):
There must be something about unassuming, non-tattooed planners...

I've been listening to a lot of my fiance's stuff recently (long car trips to Maine...she controls the cd player)...I need to break out some Misfits before I go mad!

:devil
 

PlannerGirl

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giggles

yes watch us seemingly quiet planners, mild planner by day...

well anyway there is more than meets the eye in the sea of cubes and polyester

Danie
 

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bturk: I have been listening to spinner.com, 80's alternative for weeks now. nice to find fellow travelers...

in my car:

Jonathan Richman
Billy Bragg
Bob Dylan
Hole
Clancy Brothers


Raffi

I've got three kids, what can I say.

Oh, and my 4 year old loves Jonathan.
 

Earl Finkler

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Can't beat Dylan and the Clancy Brothers. Wouldn't it be a kick if they did a concert together.
Cheers from the far north in Alaska to all the musical planners who have been responding on this subject.
Stay wild.
Earl
 

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New tunes on the player here: just in from an artist I heard once on community radio and now I cannot stop listening to this stuff: Ismael Lo's Jammu Africa

His duet with Marianne Faithfull was the hook here's the lyrics
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FR CD5 Sankara/Mercury 3133 promo
r. 17 September 1996

Without Blame
(Étienne Roda Gil, Roger Waters, Ismaël Lo)

Toutes les femmes sont des reines ...
But some are more eager than others.
Some shatter a man's dream
By breaking away from their lover.

Cette chanson pour cette reine
Qui dit à son roi, « Maintenant ...
I am gone, gone with the wind. »

The love that you would not defend with your life
You cannot befriend always tears in your eyes.
I am gone, gone with the wind,
I am gone in search of a new king.

Toutes les femmes sont des reines,
Sur terre, sur mer, neige ou désert.
Derrière le voile des formes pleines
Il y a le mystère des sirènes.

Burn the towns,
Burn the backstreet bars,
Burn your boardwalk basement trade.

Feel the flame,
Feel the curve of the sword,
Your living flesh reeks of compromise, babe.

And in the face of barbarian hordes
An honest defeat is your only reward.

The love that you would not defend with your life
You cannot befriend always tears in your eyes.
Ma ni dem, gone with the wind,
Ma ni dem in search of a new king.

« All women are queens,
Tell this to the woman who loves you.
You may not live up to her dreams,
Which even a king cannot always do. »

Voilà ce qu'a dit une reine
A un roi bon vaincu sans haine.
Elle est partie comme s'en va la mer
Quand la lune vous a.

The love that you would not defend with your life
You cannot befriend always tears in your eyes.
I am gone, gone with the wind,
I am gone in search of a new king.
I am gone.

I am gone.
 
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