Weekend Open Forum: Your favorite music and streaming sources

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_X4eTu4Df4

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.
Listen, if the best you can up with, is to cite one example of rap music being nothing I said it is, that's sort of impotent, isn't it? One exception doesn't negate a greater reality.

I really don't feel like arguing race, politics or music, but apparently you're going to insist that I do.

Since I live in an all "African American" "community", and I hear the gunfire, the foul mouthed pointless lyrics, watch the drug dealing, and see the bodies lying in the street, I consider myself more knowledgeable than someone who just got here, 40 years too late for the civil rights movement. I "live this (bad)dream", instead of watching it on "YouTube", as an awestruck wannabe.

In 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. By the time the results were counted, every "African American" in the US thought that he, (or she), was somehow a different person. The welfare recipients got the same checks and food stamps, the dealers were still pushing the same crap in lieu of working, but somehow, now they magically had more social status.

So, only one persons status actually changed, that of Barack Obama. And yes, I voted for him, in full knowledge of this eventual outcome. That was pretty much a slam dunk, considering that the alternatives were John McCain and Sarah Palin. But, fact of the matter is, this is America, so we never really vote "for" somebody, we vote against the other person.

But yes, "black music" can become, "white music"! That was fifty years ago, and to this day, we refer to it as, "golden oldies". You're decades late for that revelation as well!

So, the great majority of hip hop is, "for the ghetto, by the ghetto, and of the ghetto". Gee, ain't it grand, the basic tenets of our constitution put into play.

Don't call me "ignorant", get your face out of "YouTube, and get a good education That way, you'll get a good job, and pay a lot of income tax, so that the 300+ pound government entitlement cows that lumber up and down my street all day, will be able to maintain that weight, and wreck the health care budget at the same time.

And so we don't get off topic, they lumber along to the sound of vulgar, racist, ethnically oriented hip hop music, playing out of badly distorted, peace disturbing car stereos.

And yes, I love loud music, it just needs to be loud and sound clean.

And as for "M & M", you can bet that clown became "Marshall Mathers" once again, when he walked into court on weapons charges, with his big, foul, yap shut.

One last thing, the whole, "I joined so I could tell you off and point out the error of your ways", thing, doesn't impress me.

I categorically don't care whether you're a TS member or not, and that's whether you agree with me, disagree with me, love me, or hate me. So don't claim that I put you up to joining.
 

tehbanz

TS Enthusiast
mishmosh said:
Happy Hardcore / UK Hardcore type stuff @ happyhardcore.com or KraftyRadio.
thanks for the tip about happyhardcore.com , didn't know of it's existance. for being a happy hardcore fan have you listened to M. Neko? you should check it out. good stuff!

Anyway i listen to any and all music, through spotify, pandora, last, and any other means. there usually isn't a point in my day when there isn't music!
 

emmzo

TS Addict
Mostly electronic /trance. AfterHoursDjs.org. Now and then I dust off my Metallica, Samael, Tiamat CDs.
 

Mizzou

TS Enthusiast
At the moment I'm listening to Collective Soul and like Rock & Roll in most of it's forms; Classic, Progressive and Alternative. Enjoy a wide range of music including Classical, Country Rock and even old fashion Country to include some Bluegrass. Grew up with Elvis, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison and the whole MoTown experience, yes I'm older than most posters on this forum. Also fond of many British groups including (but not limited to) The Beatles, Stones and Jethro Tull.

Actually, most anything except for Rap & Hip-Hop, which just doesn't do a thing for me.
 

Technochicken

TechSpot Paladin
What I listen to:

The Beatles- they make up 371 out of my 1.2k songs, XTC, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, Locksley, Vampire Weekend, Andrew Bird, Suzanne Vega...

I've never really used any music streaming service. About 85% of my music comes from CD's, and the rest from friends or iTunes.
 

Mizzou

TS Enthusiast
Same here on the music streaming service. Ripped all my CD's to MP3 and loaded them on the NAS server. Using Amazon for anything I want these days, nice to be able to pick and choose just the songs you want.
 

KidChaos

TS Rookie
I'm addicted to music in general.. but my love is house/dance.. as far as streams, my favorite is http://pressureradio.com - almost always live djs playing from the entire global (station is based in uk) mostly soulful and deep house, my 2nd alternative is Pandora, but if I'm buying that hard to find house/dance it's www.traxsource.com

and on a side note: can we please have one open forum w/o the off topic diatribe of race/politics?
 

Lokalaskurar

TS Enthusiast
I use YouTube for music all the time. Via programs like Aura converter, you can easily (and legally) download any music clip on YouTube, provided you don't know whether it's illegally uploaded, which you basically don't.

Also, I usually find everything I look for. Amethystium mostly. But also Yello, Alexandrov choir, and Pulstar!
 

lopdog

TS Maniac
After I got a (paid) Spotify account I've almost forgot about my CD- and MP3-collection. When I don't know exactly what I want to listen to I often try one of the albums in the "What's new" section.
 

TitoBXNY

TS Addict
I love all kinds of music, I can listen to Tito Puente one day and Iron Maiden the next. Fleetwood Mac and Tod Rundgren. Eric B and Grand Master Flash or Soul Sonic Force. The Bee Gees and AC/DC, followed by some Led Zep. Listening to Prince as I type this.
 

TitoBXNY

TS Addict
titobxny said:
I love all kinds of music, I can listen to Tito Puente one day and Iron Maiden the next. Fleetwood Mac and Tod Rundgren. Eric B and Grand Master Flash or Soul Sonic Force. The Bee Gees and AC/DC, followed by some Led Zep. Listening to Prince as I type this.
Oh, I use Pandora and WinAmp
 

ghasmanjr

TS Booster
I have about 10,000ish songs, even though I use Pandora and Grooveshark. I got my library because I am a rock DJ and they encourage us to rip the CDs so we can listen to them in our free time to get a feel for the music.
 
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g4mer

captaincranky said:
Listen, if the best you can up with, is to cite one example of rap music being nothing I said it is, that's sort of impotent, isn't it? One exception doesn't negate a greater reality.

I really don't feel like arguing race, politics or music, but apparently you're going to insist that I do.

Since I live in an all "African American" "community", and I hear the gunfire, the foul mouthed pointless lyrics, watch the drug dealing, and see the bodies lying in the street, I consider myself more knowledgeable than someone who just got here, 40 years too late for the civil rights movement. I "live this (bad)dream", instead of watching it on "YouTube", as an awestruck wannabe.

In 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. By the time the results were counted, every "African American" in the US thought that he, (or she), was somehow a different person. The welfare recipients got the same checks and food stamps, the dealers were still pushing the same crap in lieu of working, but somehow, now they magically had more social status.

So, only one persons status actually changed, that of Barack Obama. And yes, I voted for him, in full knowledge of this eventual outcome. That was pretty much a slam dunk, considering that the alternatives were John McCain and Sarah Palin. But, fact of the matter is, this is America, so we never really vote "for" somebody, we vote against the other person.

But yes, "black music" can become, "white music"! That was fifty years ago, and to this day, we refer to it as, "golden oldies". You're decades late for that revelation as well!

So, the great majority of hip hop is, "for the ghetto, by the ghetto, and of the ghetto". Gee, ain't it grand, the basic tenets of our constitution put into play.

Don't call me "ignorant", get your face out of "YouTube, and get a good education That way, you'll get a good job, and pay a lot of income tax, so that the 300+ pound government entitlement cows that lumber up and down my street all day, will be able to maintain that weight, and wreck the health care budget at the same time.

And so we don't get off topic, they lumber along to the sound of vulgar, racist, ethnically oriented hip hop music, playing out of badly distorted, peace disturbing car stereos.

And yes, I love loud music, it just needs to be loud and sound clean.

And as for "M & M", you can bet that clown became "Marshall Mathers" once again, when he walked into court on weapons charges, with his big, foul, yap shut.

One last thing, the whole, "I joined so I could tell you off and point out the error of your ways", thing, doesn't impress me.

I categorically don't care whether you're a TS member or not, and that's whether you agree with me, disagree with me, love me, or hate me. So don't claim that I put you up to joining.
Almost completly Irrelevant.
captaincranky said:
And as for "M & M", you can bet that clown became "Marshall Mathers" once again, when he walked into court on weapons charges, with his big, foul, yap shut.
 

Darkshadoe

TS Guru
When I do listen to music, I use the radio. Its free and when a commercial comes on I just change to another station. I don't buy music nor do I illegally download it because:

1. I don't support artists too dumb not to realize that the RIAA is ripping them off.
2. Music since the mid to late 90s basically has sucked.

Sorry to burst your bubble Hip Hop fans but being able to rhyme,using heavy amounts of bass, adding some popular song looping in the background, and using Autotune does not make a good singer.
 

ess333

TS Rookie
when i was in the UK it was spotify but since im in nigeria ... i use napster and i buy all my music.. kelly rowlands new album is very good
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder....

Fighting about music taste is srs bsns.
I'm guessing that your ADHD, won't allow you to finish a sentence with whole words. However, the rest of us really shouldn't have to suffer the annoyance your illness bring to the discussion..

Almost completly Irrelevant.
Here again, this is a phrase, not even a sentence. I'm sure you believe this product of your "powerful" mind is largesse you've "bestowed upon us" It isn't. It's rather, "totally irrelevant". But thanks for the re-post @ #70...!