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« Reply #3135 on: Mar 7th, 2014, 1:51pm »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 1:47pm, Down And Out wrote:
... I have no idea what music I'll be listening to next week.

I'm getting ready to drive to my son's college and bring him home for break. I have no idea what music I'll be listening to in ten minutes!
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« Reply #3136 on: Mar 7th, 2014, 3:03pm »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 10:57am, Noni wrote:
I feel warmth on my body going outside and my windows are open! wink smiley


Good for you, now go and put some clothes on before the police arrive wink smiley
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« Reply #3137 on: Mar 7th, 2014, 3:10pm »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 3:03pm, garyt wrote:


Good for you, now go and put some clothes on before the police arrive wink smiley


You peaked! grin
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« Reply #3138 on: Mar 7th, 2014, 7:06pm »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 1:47pm, Down And Out wrote:
Me neither. The music I listen to is generally spontaneous and depends on what mood I'm in. I may well buy the new Elbow album next week and in that case, it would obviously be on my play list. Other than that, I have no idea what music I'll be listening to next week. I wasn't criticising NSOV in any way as this is clearly a case of each to their own. Being young, I think that he is trying to absorb as much music as possible and that is clearly understandable in my opinion.

I employ this form of music listening for the following reasons:

1) Doing this allows me to limit myself to a relatively small weekly pool of albums, instead of choosing from an overly massive number. This limit also forces me to appreciate and conserve what I have.
2) By having made this list in a pinned Word document (which I edit every time I play an album) I can make my listening decision quicker, and highlighting each album in red means it's easier to know what I've played. I've included the album lengths so I know if I have enough time to play them during my free time or study time at university.
3) It allows me to give each album within an artist's discography its fair turn. This also diversifies each listening week, which always includes at least a few classics, at least one live album (usually), as well as average albums and new or newish albums. Every week of music is different as a result.
4) It gives me the incentive to play new albums or albums I'm not fond of. Usually I play the newer albums, or albums I like less, earlier in the week. This makes playing the albums I prefer far more rewarding once the others are out of the way.
5) I've been doing this for a couple of years now, so it's become a tradition, and it makes music listening more interesting for me. However, if it's a special occasion or if I really feel like it and can't help but wait for it, I will play an album that's not in the list on whim.

Whenever I play an album, I always edit items in my list like this. So, for example, next week's Queen album is A Kind Of Magic:

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (40:37)

And so, the next album in the discography is The Miracle, so after deciding to play the album, I edit it like this so I knew what's coming up next week:

Queen - The Miracle (41:19)

By the end of the week, almost all of the items in the list will be highlighted in red and altered to next week's album. Any unplayed albums (which of course will still be in black) roll over to the next week. I then simply re-blacken the entire list when a new week of music begins. smiley

If I feel like I've played the albums of a certain artist enough, that artist exits weekly rotation to be replaced with a new artist. I have another document which lists artists currently out of rotation so I know which one(s) to pick. Of course, Genesis never leaves. I just can't do it. grin
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« Reply #3139 on: Mar 8th, 2014, 01:33am »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 3:10pm, Noni wrote:
You peaked! grin


So have you grin
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« Reply #3140 on: Mar 8th, 2014, 02:03am »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 7:06pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
I employ this form of music listening for the following reasons:

1) Doing this allows me to limit myself to a relatively small weekly pool of albums, instead of choosing from an overly massive number. This limit also forces me to appreciate and conserve what I have.
2) By having made this list in a pinned Word document (which I edit every time I play an album) I can make my listening decision quicker, and highlighting each album in red means it's easier to know what I've played. I've included the album lengths so I know if I have enough time to play them during my free time or study time at university.
3) It allows me to give each album within an artist's discography its fair turn. This also diversifies each listening week, which always includes at least a few classics, at least one live album (usually), as well as average albums and new or newish albums. Every week of music is different as a result.
4) It gives me the incentive to play new albums or albums I'm not fond of. Usually I play the newer albums, or albums I like less, earlier in the week. This makes playing the albums I prefer far more rewarding once the others are out of the way.
5) I've been doing this for a couple of years now, so it's become a tradition, and it makes music listening more interesting for me. However, if it's a special occasion or if I really feel like it and can't help but wait for it, I will play an album that's not in the list on whim.

Whenever I play an album, I always edit items in my list like this. So, for example, next week's Queen album is A Kind Of Magic:

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (40:37)

And so, the next album in the discography is The Miracle, so after deciding to play the album, I edit it like this so I knew what's coming up next week:

Queen - The Miracle (41:19)

By the end of the week, almost all of the items in the list will be highlighted in red and altered to next week's album. Any unplayed albums (which of course will still be in black) roll over to the next week. I then simply re-blacken the entire list when a new week of music begins. smiley

If I feel like I've played the albums of a certain artist enough, that artist exits weekly rotation to be replaced with a new artist. I have another document which lists artists currently out of rotation so I know which one(s) to pick. Of course, Genesis never leaves. I just can't do it. grin


You really cannot be serious.
Music is not just a file to be opened and disected with detachment. It was not written with that intention. It is meant to be enjoyed to stir emotions to remind you of life, loves, places you've visited, good days bad days, people you've met, friends you've lost and just about every other of lifes experiences you may encounter.
That was how it was written and how it is meant to be heard.

I defy you you listen to motown and not come away feeling upbeat and positive when you've had a bad day.

One final point music can be a great friend but it is not the be all and end all of life. Go out experience life and you will probably enjoy your music even more.
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« Reply #3141 on: Mar 8th, 2014, 02:22am »

on Mar 8th, 2014, 02:03am, garyt wrote:

Music is not just a file to be opened and disected with detachment. It was not written with that intention. It is meant to be enjoyed to stir emotions to remind you of life, loves, places you've visited, good days bad days, people you've met, friends you've lost and just about every other of lifes experiences you may encounter.
That was how it was written and how it is meant to be heard.

I defy you you listen to motown and not come away feeling upbeat and positive when you've had a bad day.

One final point music can be a great friend but it is not the be all and end all of life. Go out experience life and you will probably enjoy your music even more.

Excellent post. smiley
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« Reply #3142 on: Mar 8th, 2014, 05:21am »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 7:06pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
I employ this form of music listening for the following reasons:

1) Doing this allows me to limit myself to a relatively small weekly pool of albums, instead of choosing from an overly massive number. This limit also forces me to appreciate and conserve what I have.
2) By having made this list in a pinned Word document (which I edit every time I play an album) I can make my listening decision quicker, and highlighting each album in red means it's easier to know what I've played. I've included the album lengths so I know if I have enough time to play them during my free time or study time at university.
3) It allows me to give each album within an artist's discography its fair turn. This also diversifies each listening week, which always includes at least a few classics, at least one live album (usually), as well as average albums and new or newish albums. Every week of music is different as a result.
4) It gives me the incentive to play new albums or albums I'm not fond of. Usually I play the newer albums, or albums I like less, earlier in the week. This makes playing the albums I prefer far more rewarding once the others are out of the way.
5) I've been doing this for a couple of years now, so it's become a tradition, and it makes music listening more interesting for me. However, if it's a special occasion or if I really feel like it and can't help but wait for it, I will play an album that's not in the list on whim.

Whenever I play an album, I always edit items in my list like this. So, for example, next week's Queen album is A Kind Of Magic:

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (40:37)

And so, the next album in the discography is The Miracle, so after deciding to play the album, I edit it like this so I knew what's coming up next week:

Queen - The Miracle (41:19)

By the end of the week, almost all of the items in the list will be highlighted in red and altered to next week's album. Any unplayed albums (which of course will still be in black) roll over to the next week. I then simply re-blacken the entire list when a new week of music begins. smiley

If I feel like I've played the albums of a certain artist enough, that artist exits weekly rotation to be replaced with a new artist. I have another document which lists artists currently out of rotation so I know which one(s) to pick. Of course, Genesis never leaves. I just can't do it. grin

You're a rebel, NoSon.
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« Reply #3143 on: Mar 8th, 2014, 08:47am »

on Mar 8th, 2014, 02:03am, garyt wrote:

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Music is not just a file to be opened and disected with detachment. It was not written with that intention. It is meant to be enjoyed to stir emotions to remind you of life, loves, places you've visited, good days bad days, people you've met, friends you've lost and just about every other of lifes experiences you may encounter.
That was how it was written and how it is meant to be heard.

I defy you you listen to motown and not come away feeling upbeat and positive when you've had a bad day.

One final point music can be a great friend but it is not the be all and end all of life. Go out experience life and you will probably enjoy your music even more.


Good post, very nice.

I enjoy the process of selecting music to play. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to listen to, other times I'm like a kid in a candy store, looking around and figuring out what I want to hear.

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« Reply #3144 on: Mar 8th, 2014, 10:47am »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 7:06pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
I employ this form of music listening for the following reasons:

1) Doing this allows me to limit myself to a relatively small weekly pool of albums, instead of choosing from an overly massive number. This limit also forces me to appreciate and conserve what I have.
2) By having made this list in a pinned Word document (which I edit every time I play an album) I can make my listening decision quicker, and highlighting each album in red means it's easier to know what I've played. I've included the album lengths so I know if I have enough time to play them during my free time or study time at university.
3) It allows me to give each album within an artist's discography its fair turn. This also diversifies each listening week, which always includes at least a few classics, at least one live album (usually), as well as average albums and new or newish albums. Every week of music is different as a result.
4) It gives me the incentive to play new albums or albums I'm not fond of. Usually I play the newer albums, or albums I like less, earlier in the week. This makes playing the albums I prefer far more rewarding once the others are out of the way.
5) I've been doing this for a couple of years now, so it's become a tradition, and it makes music listening more interesting for me. However, if it's a special occasion or if I really feel like it and can't help but wait for it, I will play an album that's not in the list on whim.

Whenever I play an album, I always edit items in my list like this. So, for example, next week's Queen album is A Kind Of Magic:

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (40:37)

And so, the next album in the discography is The Miracle, so after deciding to play the album, I edit it like this so I knew what's coming up next week:

Queen - The Miracle (41:19)

By the end of the week, almost all of the items in the list will be highlighted in red and altered to next week's album. Any unplayed albums (which of course will still be in black) roll over to the next week. I then simply re-blacken the entire list when a new week of music begins. smiley

If I feel like I've played the albums of a certain artist enough, that artist exits weekly rotation to be replaced with a new artist. I have another document which lists artists currently out of rotation so I know which one(s) to pick. Of course, Genesis never leaves. I just can't do it. grin


Blimey Thomas, how do you enjoy doing that?! It seems such a chore! huh undecided
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« Reply #3145 on: Mar 8th, 2014, 10:50am »

on Mar 7th, 2014, 3:10pm, Noni wrote:
You peaked! grin


on Mar 8th, 2014, 01:33am, garyt wrote:


So have you grin



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(I hope you meant peeked, Noni!) grin
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on Mar 8th, 2014, 10:47am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Blimey Thomas, how do you enjoy doing that?! It seems such a chore! huh undecided

How is it a chore? huh I really think you guys have the wrong idea. I love this method.
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« Reply #3147 on: Mar 8th, 2014, 8:33pm »

on Mar 8th, 2014, 1:49pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
How is it a chore? huh I really think you guys have the wrong idea. I love this method.


I feel NSOV, somehow is geting picked on here!... This is only my own opinion...... smiley Think it's great that an individual shares his own thoughts, how he listens to his favourite music. It may not be our favourite way to pick a band and play it, but I feel that NSOV is very disciplined learning a new band.. Mosts students went through endless amounts of listening time while they study, me included!....wink I appreciate that NSOV has allowed a devoted time to listen to certain bands. The fact that I grew up with the music and that the genre which has now evolved in my time, is a blessing in itself. I do not mind anyone that is regimented, if that is what is required to listen to a variety of bands. Specially today with so many to choose from!.... grin

I have to confess with so many bands and albums, it's difficult to play all of them in one week!.. undecided... I do adore listening to new bands and albums, but there is only so much that you can pick! wink cheesy
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« Reply #3148 on: Mar 9th, 2014, 06:03am »

on Mar 8th, 2014, 8:33pm, Noni wrote:
I feel NSOV, somehow is geting picked on here!... This is only my own opinion...... smiley Think it's great that an individual shares his own thoughts, how he listens to his favourite music. It may not be our favourite way to pick a band and play it, but I feel that NSOV is very disciplined learning a new band.. Mosts students went through endless amounts of listening time while they study, me included!....wink I appreciate that NSOV has allowed a devoted time to listen to certain bands. The fact that I grew up with the music and that the genre which has now evolved in my time, is a blessing in itself. I do not mind anyone that is regimented, if that is what is required to listen to a variety of bands. Specially today with so many to choose from!.... grin

I have to confess with so many bands and albums, it's difficult to play all of them in one week!.. undecided... I do adore listening to new bands and albums, but there is only so much that you can pick! wink cheesy

Thank you, Noni. smiley And thanks for the PM! smiley
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« Reply #3149 on: Mar 10th, 2014, 05:31am »

Hi there



I must admit to having an emormous chortle the other day watching the so-called chief of the Metropolitan Police squirming as yet another report damns the police. He was a waste of space when he was Chief Constable of Merseyside and now his chickens are coming home to roost - couldn't happen to a nice chap! grin



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