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Music (Part 2)
Music (Part 2)
Before I moved to Washington in early 2004, I spent 16 years working in a remote part of Oregon. I went without phones, TV and for the most part, radio for the better part of a decade until the early 1990s when satellite television really got going. Since moving here, music has returned as a major part of my life. I discovered radio stations like KXXO (Mixx 96 Olympia/Tacoma) and KPLZ (Star 101.5, Seattle). They reintroduced me to music. At least 10 years of music that I had missed out there in the outback of Oregon.
Now throw in the ability to download only the songs you want. Talk about a kid in a candy store! Where was that in the 70s when I would show up to my cousin’s house armed with a cassette tape so that I could make myself a mix of all the good songs on their collection of records (you remember records don’t you?)
Now my MP3 player (a $60 Wal-Mart special) is my most prized possession. I hook it into an adapter in my car, connect it to speakers on my bed stand and often carry speakers when I am on the road in hotels. I mow the grass with headphones on.
While I have a significant collection of CDs from the 70s and 80s, I started obtaining the music I missed in the 90s and jump at the chance to download a song that I hear and like on the way home via the digital medium.
Here are some of the groups and artists that I have found myself downloading five or more songs from in the last year.
Matchbox 20 & Rob Thomas
Santana (and his cast of guest vocalists)
3 Doors Down
Hootie & the Blowfish
Hall & Oates
Los Lonely Boys
As promised, here are some of the songs that I have really enjoyed since my return to civilization.
Out of My Head-Fastball
Iris-Goo Goo Dolls
Good Riddance-Green Day
Your Body is a Wonderland-John Mayer (Should You be Surprised?)
Bight Lights & If You’re Gone-Matchbox 20
I Can Only Imagine-Mercy Me
Torn-Natlie Imbruligh(some of the most underrated guitar work anywhere!)
Underneath it All and Don’t Speak-No Doubt
All Star-Smash Mouth
Someday and Every Morning-Sugar Ray
Wherever You Will Go-The Calling
A Thousand Miles-Vanessa Carlton
Better Now-Collective Soul
You & I-Lifehouse
Away From the Sun-3 Doors Down
Speed of Sound-Coldplay
Arms Wide Open-Creed (All time Favorite “Power Ballad)
Game of Love-Santana with Michelle Branch
You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. Does any of this surprise you?
12/14/2005 2:35 pm
Ohh! I love the song Collide (Howie Day)|
Sadly i'm terrible with knowing what songs I like And the worst thing... My #1 favorite station moved. And in so moving, changed their format. Rather than "80's/90's/now" now it's just "now" and bloody sucks. I found a new station, plays "80's/90's/and...whatever" but they haven't the same mix (103.9FM "BOB" heh). And if you like a totally eclectic mix, there's 92.3 or 95.3 FM, thin-air radio. KPBX? not sure about that part. But they play evvvvverything. jazz, (but not the same you usually run into), rock, folk-country, umm... i dont' know. just if you can think of it: they probably play it. They also have poetry hours, Democracy Now, various alternative news programs, mexican music, japanese, greek, they have "Russian Radio" hour and "Persian Hour" on saturdays (my new favorite day of the week hehe). So if you're ever in my area, check out those stations
Last week the DJ of Persian Hour burned me a CD and mailed to me bcuz I requested info about a song and how to get a copy. And he played it on the radio. Do you like relaxing music?
Oh: and do you know teh song (group?) Evervesense? Took me a while to remember the name but there's a song by that group that I love. Don't recall the name of it Also, "500 Miles" by some British group. "I would walk 500 miles, then I would walk 500 more, just to be the man who walks 10,000 miles to fall down at your door". It's totally a happy song makes me laugh every time. (Both those songs were played on my now non-existent station *sigh*)
OK... rambling me out of here
12/14/2005 3:48 pm
Evervesense...ya, My Immortal? I have tried to download it, but the permissions are not in place for anyone to download it through my sources.|
I know the other song, have thought more than once about downloading it, but have just not pulled the trigger.
12/19/2005 1:43 am
i think i know "all star"... i have downloaded about 100 hundred tunes this past week.... primarily classic rock... i love my tunes....i have about another hundred cd's to go thru.. may buy myself an m3p or mp3 or whatever they are, for post christmas gift.. salesmen drool when they see me...electonically challenged customer alert!!!!!|
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