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Post Wed May 02, 2012 10:06 am

Offtopic tidbits

There isn't a miscellaneous forum so I posted this here (sorry Don couldn't find an alternative). Since many of us cross forums, industries, paths in life, emails and so forth (some of you I have known and corresponded with for years), just curious to know outside of tech... What does everyone listen to. When I work I tend to throw on headphones to listen to music. In fact, when I read, I also listen to music. Personally, I listen to everything under the sun including foreign music (German, Swedish, Russian, Asian, etc)

I noticed that when listening to music I get a lot of "aha" moments when doing security work. Most tracks I listen to tend to be fast paced and very "lyrical." Lyrical in the sense that most songs I listen are craftily worded. ... So what's everyone else listening to? Today I'm on a hip hop frame of mind. I don't mean rap music you will hear on the radio. Current playlist: Immortal Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Slaine, Block McCloud

Funny thing is I can switch it up an hour later and listen to Hall and Oates, Styxx, Ratt, Kenny Rogers, industrial music ;) .... I'm just curious to know who else out there has as much ADD/ADHD as I do
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Post Wed May 02, 2012 11:08 am

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Great topic Sil. I'm also curious what others are listening to.
Currently listening to Stone Temple Pilots and Nirvana.
Yesterday was Country, I live out west. Depends on what projects I am working and how much sleep I've had the night before.
Mostly 70's Rock, 90's Alternative and Christian music.
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Post Wed May 02, 2012 5:31 pm

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I listen to a lot of different music, but here's some I listen to currently:
http://youtu.be/d51yo5BgBkY
http://youtu.be/ZZDWW9yHPq4

Some of the music I've recently listened to:
http://youtu.be/K_TITmnAQxY
http://youtu.be/u9X7A0Ws1NE
http://youtu.be/30TLwNpL5X0
http://youtu.be/taUIis-SHNI (Danish rap, unlike most rap it's just about they like living in Denmark and why of course.)
http://youtu.be/0SLgTq4uUfY (More Danish rap, this is pretty much what's in the radio at the moment.)
http://youtu.be/nFtTY2S20mI
http://youtu.be/b59tJJ-a46c
http://youtu.be/ECLFQdUMs4M (I know, this is a bit crazy. NSFW)
http://youtu.be/YVw7eJ0vGfM
http://youtu.be/IUGzY-ihqWc (I like to work to this sometimes)
http://youtu.be/SsfrB1o-smI

Here's a playlist I made for fun: (It's rarely I listen to them track by track, and yes it's aimed at being random.)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD51DEB33A4C2582C

I know it's probably not what everyone likes, but sometimes I listen to other styles too, it pretty much depends on what I feel like listening to  :)


Edit: After a while I remembered that I've worked a lot while listening to Carbon Based Lifeforms, e.g., this track: http://youtu.be/Z_8G0zHMuwg (Often their entire albums which is like one long mix.)
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Post Wed May 02, 2012 7:08 pm

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I like to have music playing when I do other things, too.  I find that I have a hard time focusing when the music has lyrics though, unless it's a song I've listened to a lot (I think it's songs I'm satisfied I've found "enough" meanings to, which excludes Tool songs haha).  I mostly listen to rock and electronic :)
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Post Wed May 02, 2012 9:57 pm

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When I am working with security stuff, I do not listen anything plus I try to find a very quite office to avoid distraction.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 1:59 am

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Now i know i can not be the only one that likes 8bit chiptunes. I do not listen to it all the time, but sometimes it really gets me in the zone, just like watching the movie hackers. At the moment i like wiklund, very good tunes: http://www.myspace.com/alexwiklund Normally i listen to rap/hiphop, even the cheesy kind like souljaboy and nicky minaj. i know this will ruin my rep but so be it.
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I prefer Slipknot / Bieber collaborations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kspPE9E1yGM

I have a Rhapsody subscription, which is great for trying out other artists. It streams flawlessly to mobile devices, even while driving.

My recent history shows:
  • Pendulum
  • Daft Punk
  • Deftones
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Within Temptation
  • Plumb
  • Paul Oakenfold
  • Tool
  • Rise Against
  • KMFDM
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Stone Sour

I have a collection of soundtracks and opening/closing themes from various anime that I mix in as well. I also love the ambient experience of the Mass Effect 3 soundtrack, which I've been looping non-stop lately.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 10:48 am

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lorddicranius wrote:I like to have music playing when I do other things, too.  I find that I have a hard time focusing when the music has lyrics though, unless it's a song I've listened to a lot (I think it's songs I'm satisfied I've found "enough" meanings to, which excludes Tool songs haha).  I mostly listen to rock and electronic :)


Same here, except I don't listen to Tool but I have heard some of their songs  :)
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 11:27 am

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Maxe +1 at the Snowflake remix. As far as the rap is concerned, reminded me of when I lived in Sweden and would listen to Petter ;)

K since dynamik named names here is a brief list of whats on my laptop:

Assembage 23
VNV Nation
KMFDM
Vinny Paz
Jedi Mind Tricks
Immortal Technique
Slaine
DJ Kentaro
Beborn Beton
Dismantled
Sevendust
Godsmack
Mindless Self Indulgence
Seize

Then there are a couple of tracks I made: http://www.tormenting.net/dr8/
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 12:19 pm

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I'm all over the map. Mostly "hard stuff":
Devo
System of a Down
Ale Storm
Flogging Molly
Drop Kick Murphys
Evil Dead the Musical
Dr. Horrible Sing a long Blog
Ramones
Misfits
The Stooges
Anti-flag
Judist Priest.
Some techno
etc.
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Post Fri May 11, 2012 9:46 am

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hard rock/metal, certainly more fast pace stuff when I am working in the lab.  If I am working on a course or reading, I tend to listen to more instrumental, electronic stuff.  Daft Punk seems to work and lately their Tron Legacy soundtrack really puts me in the zone.  I need something in the background to drown out other noises in the house or office.
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Post Fri May 11, 2012 10:31 am

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I've been listening to alot of these guys lately:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
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Post Fri May 11, 2012 10:42 am

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jason wrote:I've been listening to alot of these guys lately:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0


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Post Fri May 11, 2012 12:20 pm

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sil wrote:
jason wrote:I've been listening to alot of these guys lately:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0


Man... I use Gunther ;) Tra-la-la


That's one song that gets stuck in my head every time... lol
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Post Fri May 11, 2012 12:36 pm

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Ahh the good old ding dong song  ;D On the same theme:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIUk08iYZKE
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