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What do you listen to?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Elder the Dwarf, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. In terms of genre, I can listen to almost anything. There are a few things I don't like in general - death metal, depressive stuff, songs entirely devoted to the singer informing her ex that she's over him, etc - and I do tend to lean heavily towards rock, but other then that it really depends on my mood and what I happen to be obsessed with at the moment. It's usually individual songs, too. I rarely like everything a given band or musician has produced, more likely I'll just like one or two songs I listen to constantly.
     
  2. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    I listen to a variety of different stuff, though it's mostly between rock and folk, with metal and others here and there. My favorite groups/singers vary from Loreena McKennitt, Heather Dale and Enya to Breaking Benjamin, Within Temptation and Nightwish. I also listen to musical soundtracks; Les Mis, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera are probably the top three, with Sweeney Todd, Dracula and Frankenstein not far below. And of course there are the classic Disney songs, which are always fun.
     
  3. Saigonnus

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    I was listening to "Reign in Blood" album from Slayer yesterday while writing a battle scene for my WIP. 1800 words more or less from the beginning of the album to the end.
     
  4. Steerpike

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    Nice, classic album.

    Fans of fantasy, as well as doom metal, might also like Candlemass' classic Ancient Dream. A Cry From the Crypt is probably my favorite song, but here is the title track:

     
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  5. Shockley

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    When writing: Richard Wagner, Edvard Grieg, various Scandinavian metal bands (chiefly Amon Amarth, Finntroll, Ensiferum and Bathory) and things of that nature. That just applies to fantasy, and I have a very different listening list when writing my western stories (Led Zeppelin mainly, actually, but I can't explain that one).

    When not writing: Various things from different genres. I'm a big Sinatra fan, and that's my current thing.
     
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  6. Steerpike

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    Amon Amarth puts on quite a good live performance.

    I'd throw in At the Gates as a favorite when it comes to that type of music.
     
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    I think it says something about them that the only live performance DVDs I have are Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Amon Amarth.
     
  8. Steerpike

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    Nice.

    I had a chance to see Stevie Ray about a year before he died and didn't go. Still kicking myself.
     
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    I was born ten days before he died, and not a birthday goes by where my family (my uncle and his three sons are all semi-professional musicians) doesn't remark on that. I've made it a point to try and see Jimmie Vaughan before too long.
     
  10. Steerpike

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    I'd love to see Jimmie play as well. Great guitarists, both.
     
  11. Steerpike

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    Welcome to the Midwest

     
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    That's a good one Rikilamaro. Do you like A Fine Frenzy/Alison Sudol? She has a great CD that came out a few years back.

    For example:

     
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  14. Steerpike

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    Christian Death/Doom Metal, anyone?

     
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    Oh, Lord. Please not again! lol

    The song of the day is:

    http://youtu.be/Y-4NFvI5U9w
     
  16. Ceresz

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    Eivør Pálsdóttir - Heyr Himna Smiður
     
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    [video=youtube_share;5DRB3ZFO9kA]http://youtu.be/5DRB3ZFO9kA[/video]

    New song for the night.
     
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  19. On a slightly um, different vein here is a very sombre, serious song about certain troubles;).

     
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