What music do you listen to (with tea)?

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby fracol » Jan 21st, '11, 16:04

Well I'm 15, still in highschool, so as you can imagine I'm not exactly into the classical thing. I'm not going to say I'm in love with everything, but I'm usually listening to whatever is on the itunes top 10's 20's etc... So judge me however you want :lol:

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby skilfautdire » Feb 9th, '11, 17:07

Concerning the Japanese Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra mentioned a few messages back: for anyone interested there is a 130 minutes DVD available of them playing in a small location in Hamburg, Germany. The place is quite small, so it's not the same as videos you might have seen. Lots of jazz and improv. Each piece goes on and on. Maybe six pieces total. The whole orchestra is there, dancers are there, butoh dancers are there. The flying dragon is also there. But it's all in a very small place. It is actually quite good.
I mention this now because there is practically no way to get that video. But, you can get it directly from the German film director himself who made it. He asks for 28€, including shipping to North America. PAL only: so your video/computer must read PAL. PM me if you want the details. I hope that this kind of message is not considered verboten here !

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby tea-awed » Feb 25th, '11, 01:33

Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Violin are my favorite tea drinking music.

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby JeiKun4114 » Mar 15th, '11, 19:00

I love listening to some real good vocal jazz while drinking tea :D One of my favorites is Fredrika Stahl :mrgreen:


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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby CliveB » Apr 1st, '11, 10:54

As a radio DJ, I have to listen to a multitude of stuff. New music just piles up at the station, so I try to blend the good new stuff with the more obscure older music I like.

Some of my favorite stuff: The Beatles (obviously), The Rolling Stones (Their Satanic Majesties Request, especially), Sun Ra, Robin Trower, Zappa, Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears, Blitzen Trapper (Destroyer of the Void), and J Roddy Walston and the Business (Hail Mega Boys).

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby FlyedPiper » Apr 3rd, '11, 21:58

Alternative and progressive rock mostly. Or old school hip hop occasionally.

Haven't experimented too much with "tea" music, but that's a good idea. I'll have to dig out some of my old honkyoku shakuhachi CDs and brew some greens. :mrgreen:

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby iannon » Apr 3rd, '11, 22:00

i listen to everything from classical to jazz to blues to rock etc etc.. right now im listening to the live acoustic scorpions tour..

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby rabbit » Apr 4th, '11, 09:08

I went to a Slow Runner / William Fitzsimmons concert last night, it was so amazing, their harmony was just wonderful! I got to sit at a table right against the stage and talk to the band between songs, afterword I got to hang out and talk to them for a bit. It was such a great time!

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby Chip » May 3rd, '11, 19:21

With tea ... listen to a lot of female vocals including our friend Priscilla Ahn, Enya, the Cranberries. Also the more classical Japanese and Chinese and Korean pieces.

A lot of the more classic rock as well.

Sooo, I do not ever watch Dancing with the Stars, but just found out that our dear friend Priscilla Ahn, singer/songwriter, will be performing a song TONIGHT from her new album, When I Grow Up, that was released TODAY.

She will also be on Jay Leno on this Thursday night.

Her style is mostly folk style music, though has some fusion works incorporating jazz, rock, etc.

Hmmm, her site is having problems today ...


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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby Vito » May 3rd, '11, 23:10

Wow...that's a huge question. I probably listen to my own music the most, by which I mean music that I compose and record in my studio.

After that, it's a huge spectrum. In no particular order:
  • Tommy Emmanuel
  • Michael Hedges
  • Frank Zappa (and the Mothers of Invention)
  • Beethoven
  • The Beatles
  • The Byrds
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Gipsy Kings
  • Bela Fleck
  • Rippingtons
  • The Hellecasters
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Erik Satie
  • Bill Payne
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • The Ventures
  • J.S. Bach
  • Checkfield
  • William Ackerman
  • Tears For Fears (and Roland Orzabal)
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Pat Metheny
  • Mark Knopfler (and Dire Straits)
  • John Jarvis
  • Gin Blossoms
  • Hans Zimmer
  • The Everly Brothers
  • Neil Schon
  • Craig Chaquico
  • Enya
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Ivan Rosenberg
  • Janis Ian
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Leo Kottke
  • Los Lobos
  • People Like Us
  • Steely Dan
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Bob James
  • Freddie Hubbard
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Billy Joel
  • CPR
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Eileen Ivers
  • Celtic Woman
  • Erlend Krauser
  • Faith Hill
  • Genesis/Phil Collins
  • James Taylor
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Nat King Cole
  • Paul Leonard-Morgan
  • Randy Newman
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Neil Sedaka
  • Ric Zweig
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Toto
  • Steve Winwood (and Traffic)
  • Alexander Borodin
  • Frederick Delius
...and many more. :mrgreen:

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby woozl » May 3rd, '11, 23:18

Hows about desert island material?

John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Bob Marley

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby skilfautdire » May 6th, '11, 18:19

Maybe first establishing what kind of tea on the island. :?

For music, ideally it'd be that kind of music which lends itself to be rediscovered (in parts) upon repeated listens. So that excludes pretty much all the 4/4 song material, even if the song is really spirited and good. Well, maybe not an extraordinary song.

So yes, jazz would be in there. Good heartfelt solos, intricate bvut sometimes evasive harmony and counterpoint touches.

Or maybe that music sometimes heard in dreams, which seems so wondeful.

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby tortoise » May 7th, '11, 02:39

skilfautdire wrote:Or maybe that music sometimes heard in dreams, which seems so wondeful.

I know exactly what you are talking about.

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby skilfautdire » May 8th, '11, 19:07

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to actually reproduce that music for anyone to hear ? But then we get into all that stuff that makes our world and the music ends of reflecting that, in every genre and style that is made.

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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby Merrill » May 26th, '11, 17:01

This thread made me feel so top 100 and unclassy. My favourite bands are Franz Ferdinand, Metric, and MSTRKRFT. I also like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Kanye West.

Recently I got into Chinese rock though, like
Queen Sea Big Shark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A216LvPSPYo
and Hedgehog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSl8SCwiy_8

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