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What Are You Listening To Right Now?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Arroryn, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Inspired by another thread, there is also a long-standing myth relating to, ahem, 'geeks' and the love of alternative music.

    Now, it isn't all white face paint and hiding in dark rooms. So come on boys, help me dispel the myth.

    Right now, I'm listening to Rammstein :oops:

    But in a minute I'm getting down to another 1,000 word writing sesh, and for that I have picked out Hans Zimmer's Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack. I likes the organ music!

    So, what are you listening to right now?

    the last forum I started this in, the thread got to over seventy pages long...
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    The sound of my keyboard as I input text for this thread. The soft hum of the fan inside my PC. Someone keyboarding in the cube next to me.

    Actually, I haven't listened to music all day long. Too much to think about.
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    That's another quandry... do you find that the music is distracting, or have you just not thought about putting it on? Or have you been in an office, and can't put it on, like the rest of us :oops:

    My parents always told me to turn the music off when studying. They never seemed to comprehend that blaring music and playing Champo at the same time as translating Catullus' longer poems really helped :)
     
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    Bloodhound Gang at the moment but maybe later I'll get onto Rammstein.:biggrin
     
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    My wife :eek:
     
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  7. nugget
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    You have my sympathies.:biggrin
     
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    Actually, I just bought a new CD by Miles Davis "The Birth of Cool". I listened to it at home and brought in into the office (I can listen to music on headphones), but never got around to putting any music on.

    I put music on when I've got a clear job ahead of me and it's a matter of just plowing through. When I've got to sort out a real puzzle, get up, consult with others, have others coming over to consult with me...it's just too much of a hassle to start and stop the music, put on and take off the headphones...you get the idea.
     
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    I think something happens when you get older.. i know when i was in my late teens and twenties music was always playing regardless of what i was doing, i did not find it a distraction at all. Nowadays however things are different.. i find music in the background to be distracting and annoying, i don't even switch my car radio on any more. For some reason i prefer to listen to my own thoughts these days, rather than the ramblings of a hyped up DJ.

    I do still love music and still listen to Pink Floyd with as much pleasure, if not more than i always did but now, i dedicate time for it and focus solely on the music and nothing else.
     
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    I still listen to music all the time.

    As a former musician (well, still a musician, but not one who harbours any desire to be any part of the music 'industry' again) I find that I simply cannot live without music. there is no way on earth I would travel to/from work, for instance, without my MP3 player. I seriously think I would kill someone on the way.

    I've always had pretty broad tastes - for instance, in the last 24 hours I've listened to Mansun, Nile, Fear Factory, the Donnie Darko soundtrack, Aphex Twin, Sigur Ros, Killswitch Engage, Deftones, Puressence, Keane, Snow Patrol, Nine Inch Nails and Kyuss.

    At the moment though, my favourite is the new Paradise Lost album - lovin' that.
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    I'm listening to the baby monitor to hear if my kids wake up. They've got a little radio in their room that plays the sound of waves crashing, so I'm listening to that as I type.
     
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    John Petrucci's Suspended Animation
     
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    We leave the bathroom fan running for the same reason - to give a bit of noise - also they think mum or dad are close by ... and as a result they sleep better!
     
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    What I'm listening to? My wife, who else...

    No, seriously, I'm a classic lover, so Bach or Mozart would be OK. Percussion is also one of my favorites, so groups as STOMP, Les Tambours du Bronx or Ichiban Daiko wil l be fine. I just listened to the Blue Man Group and they seem OK.
     
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  15. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Oh rlly? lol

    If we go on posting the little sounds we hear all the time, this thread 'll be seventy pages long before we blink. For example, I'm currently listening to the joyous sound of a laptop I'm working on clicking over with an external USB drive. Wow.

    How about we stick to music?

    Right now, Made of Scars, by Stone Sour.
     
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  16. shambles

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    Jaques Breil - Quand on n'a que l'amour. How pretentious is that?
     
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    Well last song I was listening to (on my way to work) was the remix of Fading Like A Flower by the Dancing DJs...have heard the original by Roxette and I love it...:biggrin
     
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    Radio 1 at work
     
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    Sigur Ros - Saeglopur

    Really on a Sigur Ros trip lately - I love this album. So 'ethereal' sounding - I'd imagine this is the music that would be playing on the way up to heaven (if there was a heaven, and if I'd done enough in my miserable lifetime to get me there :biggrin)
     
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    bloodhound gang?? didnt know you into them nug? right now im listening to tiesto's new album... elements of life................... :biggrin :biggrin :biggrin
     
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