Weekend Open Forum: Your favorite music and streaming sources

By Matthew ยท 102 replies
Jul 29, 2011
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  1. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Frank Sinatra,Metallica, Elvis, Enya, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Live, Three Days Grace, Jethro Tull, Wild Colonial Bhoys...etc
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,547

    Yeah well, that wasn't question. Where do you get it? Although I have to say the Enya, and perhaps Steely Dan are a bit questionable. That said, I should probably grab a copy of Steely Dan's "Can't buy a Thrill", if only for "Do it again". After that I don't seem to get them. It's probably me.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Opps, I guess I'm provincial as well. CD's and more CD's.
    ...what the hell is wrong with Enya? :p
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,547

    Probably nothing, it's just that Loreena McKennitt is so very much better. (At least IMHO :confused:) The Steely Dan probably has too much jazz influence for my country leanings. I couldn't access jazz enough to even use it to sell stereo equipment like you're supposed to.

    In the case of Ms Mckennitt, believe it or not, (although she's quite a bit self produced), I think her instrumentation, choice of material, and tonal sensibilities are far superior. Again the disclaimer: "The opinions expressed are not necessarily valid". Oh, and I like the sound of her voice better, harmonically it's richer.
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I did buy that album of hers you linked me to a couple years ago. I will have to revisit it. most of my music is still in boxes from the move last year.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,547

    I rather think you would find it abundantly enjoyable to partake of some sort of herbal remedy, dust off the Altecs, and subject yourself to a heaping helping of, "acute mezzo soprano overdose". ;)
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Well now that is spooky. Right after I was done with the last post, I said to the Mrs..." I need to get the Model 19's setup...now if I could just find the $1000.00 worth of 'oxygen free' monster cable, and gold plated connections I was talked into as a youth why.....:)
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,547

    Yeah right, just buy some f***ing lamp cord.
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164


    I think it was about 1989 when I figured out that I was a Hi-Fi rube, and it didn't matter what wire was used. I also fell for DAT as well.:eek:
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,547

    Those were the days alright! I remember vigorously lusting after a Nakamichi 3 head cassette recorder.

    DAT was shrill, with a capital "S". Bruce Springsteen's, "The River" was his first digital master. Wow, that thing is harsh, brittle, shrill, and grating. I hope they patched that up in the remaster.

    Now the poor man's so burnt out, and trying to do his own production. You should hear his, "Lucky" album. One side is so over saturated and garbled, it sounds like music playing on a loudspeaker thrown into the La Brea tar pits.
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    well since you mentioned it...I have the Nakamichi setup. PA-7,ST-7,CA-5, and I don't remember the tape decks moniker. The PA-7 is a monster...now thems some heat-sinks!
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,547

    I just must be used to high efficiency speakers and small houses. Seems I could drive my JBL D-130s into the realm of severe pain with a lowly 50 watt a side Kenwood integrated amp. They were specced conservatively though. Meh maybe you could hit 55 watts a channel with it.

    Indeed, those were the days, back when you had to "stream" your music, from Tower Records, or Sam Goody at the Mall.

    And before I forget, the "Jethro Tull" was a great choice. I can't get enough of "Hunting Girl". :rolleyes:
  13. I'm the guest you quoted. I made an account just to reply back to you. Now, I can see you think negatively of hip-hop and I'm not surprised. If you think it's so negative, perhaps you should find out who people like Lupe Fiasco are. Chamillionaire put out an album, with ZERO profanity from him and no degrading subject matter, how's that line up with your interpretation of rap? Well, it doesn't. Because your interpretation isn't correct. I don't deny that type of rap you described doesn't exist, because it does. I'm just saying your complete and entire assumption about the genre is incorrect.

    Oh, here is one for you. Ryan Leslie. He is a rapper and check this out. He graduated from Harvard at 19 and got a perfect score on the SAT. And yes he is African American.


    Did you watch that video? Yes, he plays multiple, real, instruments also. If your ignorance is so thick that you can't even come to realize that all is not as it seems, then I likely won't reply back to you. One more thing, you think rap is made for blacks? How about you check out that statistic that shows more white people listen to rap than black. Also, four white rappers off the top of my head, Eminem, Paul Wall, Classified, Yelawolf. Try not to be so ignorant next time.

    One last thing, just because a certain type of music originated from a certain ethnic group doesn't restrict it to staying that way. I know black people that are huge rock/metal fans. I also know white people that enjoy rap. So like I said, try not to be so ignorant, it can really help your understanding of things if you have an open mind.
  14. The first rule of piracy is DO NOT TALK ABOUT PIRACY
    The second rule of piracy is DO NOT TALK ABOUT PIRACY
  15. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Rock for me: Queen (my favorite), Eagles, Led Zep, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Free, Dire Straits, Lynard Skynyrd...and all this i own myself, no streaming for me.

    Music died on its arse years ago for me...Lady Gaga and maybe (big maybe) Rhianna give it a little life.
  16. g4mer

    g4mer TS Maniac Posts: 310

    I can listen to anything except metal. There are more kinds of metal than the bands, and i hate every one of them. Especially that emo hardcore bullshit.
  17. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    I use primarily use google music and Amazon cloud player. I use amazon to purchase my music (cuz its so damn cheap) I then have it auto download and then upload to google music ^^

    I really liked grooveshark, but once it got removed from the android devices I stopped using it. I just took a spin at Turntable.fm lastnight and had a pretty good time using the service.
  18. M1r

    M1r TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    I like everything good.
  19. mishmosh

    mishmosh TS Rookie

    Happy Hardcore / UK Hardcore type stuff @ happyhardcore.com or KraftyRadio.
  20. Spotify!!!!
  21. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    I use Spotify now - can see why it was so popular in Europe. Nice, clean client with a huge library. Pretty much every song I've looked for has been available.

    I'm a big music junkie - have over 4,000 CD's and music is the first thing to come on in the morning when I wake up and last thing to go off when I go to bed. I listen to pretty much everything except rap which I don't even consider to be music. About 60% of the time I prefer Gothic/Industrial stuff. For whatever reason, it keeps me motivated. Type O Negative, CombiChrist, Skinny Puppy, VNV Nation, and old school Sisters of Mercy and Front 242.
  22. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    But you just broke both your own rules about piracy! :haha:
  23. I create techno/electronica/dance/new-age style music. However, I also prefer to buy music on compact disc. I don't really enjoy downloading mp3 files from iTunes. That said, I will soon be using Distrophonix and iTunes to sell some of my tunes. I will also make my music available on CD as soon as I can afford to have my latest album duplicated.
  24. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    I don't really listen to music :eek:oohhhhh: everyone gasps.
    I don't have a iPod, I don't even have an mp3 player, I concentrate better without music, or any noise for that matter.
  25. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    Everything & Youtube (I don't stream, I "buy" it digitally.

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