What are you listening to!?

stw's picture

Very very off topic…
But for everyone of you who want to get to know each other a bit better (and is interested in the question like me): the what are you listening to, when you are working thread!?
And do you get inspired by the music!?

First answer by myself:
At the moment I am listening to amusing 70s and 80s soul. Maybe because I am working on a happy looking revival mix of cooper black and goudy heavyface. Well, I should better listen to beach boys I think :)

Bye: Steven

dave bailey's picture

http://www.last.fm/user/grafixforlife/

but worth checking out: http://www.last.fm/group/Typophiles (if other people actually left the iScrobbler app running)

mpolino's picture

I have my library on shuffle and right at this moment, it's Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith). Last song was Sizzla, "Woman I need you". Next song will be "In hell I burn" by Deicide. Hmmm, gonna have to put the skip on Deicide. Not the chillinest of design music. heh. Thats shuffle for you.

mpolino's picture

oh and it's 9:25pm here in colorado.

Eric_West's picture

My stuff is on LAST.FM too. Typophiles Group.

Jackson's picture

I'm currently obsessed with the new cds by Gregory and the Hawk, Marit Larson, NOFX, and Nickel Creek. Also The Waitresses, Phil Ochs, Devildriver, Ephel Duath, The Rentals, and Regina Spektor. Pretty all over the place.

Hmmm, gonna have to put the skip on Deicide.

Death metal usually throws a wrench into the whole shuffle thing. I like to make playlists by genre/mood and shufffle inside those.

fontplayer's picture

Alison Krauss & Union Station always inspires me. Jerry Douglas is the BOMB! And their harmonies are soooo nice. (The Live DVD concert is something I don't see how anyone could not love).

stw's picture

Interesting mixture you are listening to mpolino :)

Rap, Reggae…
… Deathmetal

pattyfab's picture

The Waitresses! My god, that's a blast from the past. I should talk, I've been listening to Blondie Parallel Lines, Velvet Underground & Nico, Talking Heads.

Also, the new Neil Diamond (Rick Rubin produced), Beth Orton, Gomez (seen the last two play recently), Chocolate Genius, Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, Johnny Cash but will check out some of the others on the Typophile list.

stw's picture

Oh I my next track is a classic:
Monkey Island - Main theme

mpolino's picture

Yeah, pretty all over the place. Girls Against Boys just came on. Haven't heard that in a while. Heard some pixies a while back too. Those bands bring me back to high school. Are the waitresses the ones who had that song "I know what boys like"
heh. This is a fun thread. I don't know if I necessarily get inspiration from the music but it is required. Ok, back to work.

pattyfab's picture

Anyone remember that song "I might like you better if we slept together" (Romeo Void) more or less the same era as the Waitresses?

stw's picture

I recognised it here and in my class too! Most of the creative people like to listening to Non-electronic music or they like rockmusic too!?

stw's picture

I have never heard of Romeo Void!? Also I have never listen to The Waitresses. But I know that crappy song by the former band of Waitresses bandsinger. "Tell That Girl To Shut Up" by Holly and the Italians

Dan Weaver's picture

If you want good music Google Search Popa Chubby, a blues player that will sit you on your ear.

Zara Evens's picture

This is always a popular topic.

Same thread, same title:

http://typophile.com/node/123

antiuser's picture

I've been all over the place recently. Here's some of the stuff I've been listening to:

György Ligeti - Lux Aeterna, Musica Ricercata
Arnold Schönberg - Pierrot Lunaire
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
King Crimson - Lark's Tongues in Aspic, Red, Lizard
Iannis Xenakis - Anastenaria, Electronic Music
Sonic Youth - SYR 3, SYR 4
Radiohead - Kid A
Elis Regina & Tom Jobim - Elis & Tom
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Bitches Brew

istitch's picture

http://www.beatbasement.com

or a random iPod mix:

White Stripes, Radiohead, (older) coldplay, the cramps, talking heads, tribe called quest, hieroglyphics, the clash, the cure, helmet the hives, mos def, kanye west, pinback, transfer, the police, ramones, the roots, sigur ros, black moon…

Duckworth's picture

Goldfrapp: Supernature and Ricky Gervais' Podcast mostly. Also Radio 1 (Come back Mark & Lard).

filip blazek's picture

Pink Martini, Paris Combo, Rachid Taha, Khaled, Manu Chao, Moby, Royksopp, Stan Getz, Amr Diab...

•Prakash Nair's picture

I just got the entire Mozart collection (every single concerto and symphony). Really inspiring to work with.
Also occasionally, Buddha Bar...for something more chilled out.

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Roxy Music, The Who, Placebo, Underworld, David Bowie, The Beatles, Pumpkins...

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Beastie Boys, New Order, Joy Division, Alden Tyrell...

Paul Cutler's picture

4'33'' by John Cage. Over and over again…

peace

mili's picture

Varies... today the Crash, Nits, Belle & Sebastian, Morrissey.

Tomorrow Depeche Mode and David Sylvian, maybe

pattyfab's picture

4'33" lol. I work mostly in silence since the lyrics of most songs distract me from the words I'm dealing with in my work.

However, on the subway, on the iPod, in addition to earlier mentions: Patti Smith, Damien Rice, Golden Palominos, Beck's Guero and Guerolito (altho I can't BELIEVE he's a scientologist!), Decemberists, Franz Ferdinand (anyone else think they sound a lot like Frankie Goes to Hollywood?), Fiona Apple, Marc Ribot, MC 900 Ft. Jesus, Radio Head, Lucinda Williams, White Stripes (plus the one with Loretta Lynn).

claes's picture

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

dave bailey's picture

Patty you should check out Sigur Rós if lyrics distract you from the words your dealing with at work. Other bands on that tangent include: Múm, The Album Leaf, Boards of Canada and Sound Tribe Sector 9

Miss Tiffany's picture

Today I've got my Dance Mix going in shuffle mode on iTunes: FC Kahuna (Chillout 2003), Jem (Finally Woken), Lustral (Best of Trance Vol 1), Air (Moon Safari), Erykah Badu (Worldwide Underground), William Caslon Experience (Same), Missy Elliott (Da Real World), No Doubt (Rock Steady), Racoon (Universal Vibes), Sarah McLachlan (Bloom: Remix Album), ATB (Two Worlds), Better Daze (Remix Project) and a few I won't mention as I don't want to admit to all of my guilty pleasures.

pattyfab's picture

Thanks David - I do have a few Sigur Ros tunes on the Pod. I actually have an ambient playlist which includes Freeworm, Color by Numbers, some Qawwali and other eastern music, Badawi, other stuff.

paul d hunt's picture

oooh, saw nickle creek in concert last week and they did "toxic": too funny. i still wish i would have been there to see/hear them do "where it's at." and if you have their last album, "anthony" is so much better live. and i wish they would have performed "helena."

good to see some favorites enjoyed by other peeps: pink martini in particular (another great concert). can't believe no one else is listening to clap your hands say yeah...

Paul Cutler's picture

quote - I work mostly in silence since the lyrics of most songs distract me from the words I’m dealing with in my work.

I agree with you. So I tend to listen to instrumental music or music with lyrics in foreign languages. I'm big on Gypsy music from just about everywhere, and also non-techno ambient music. Classical is also a very nice thing to design to…

peace

mili's picture

Paul Cutler: Classical is also a very nice thing to design to..

I agree. I use classical if I need help to concentrate or if I'm writing something. Different kind of music for different kind of jobs.
Pop/rock is good for Photoshop work.

paul d hunt's picture

in the office: Japancakes

mwebert's picture

Ahmad Jamal, Cross Country Tour: 1958-61

Swinging, sparkling... simply amazing.
--Michael.

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david h's picture

Zebda

Paul Cutler's picture

mwebert - How about a little Mal Waldron? Ahmad Jamal is amazing. Bill Evans perchance? 50s era Miles? Jimmy Scott? I could go on…

peace

Miss Tiffany's picture

When a jazz mood hits I love: Coltrane (Ballads [one of the sexiest album in the world], Giant Steps, Lush Life, My favorite things), Mingus (Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus), Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones, Toots Thielemans (Ne Me Quitte Pas), Etta James (At Last), Sarah Vaughn (Love Songs), Madaleine Peyroux (Careless Love)

Paul Cutler's picture

Classics all…

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Muhal Richard Abrams - Sun Ra for a more modern taste…

But we can look at these lists and the conclusion I come to is that academia has ruined jazz.

peace

typequake's picture

Pletnev playing C.P.E. Bach

Paul Cutler's picture

Glen Gould playing Mozart or J.S. Bach…

peace

dezcom's picture

I can't listen to anything while I work but my old 60gig iPod has every opera ever written on it with multiple recordings of most by different artists. I have to be careful not to sing along when the bass arias come on. A strange bald guy singing Don Giovanni arias alone in a crowded subway is not a pretty sight :-)

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Glenn Gould is just fabulous playing Bach. Screw what the purists say. I bet JSB would love to hear it if he were alive.

ChrisL

Paul Cutler's picture

For the ultimate in music that disappears: Golden Bowls by Karma Moffett

Fado: Amalia Rodrigues, Mísia

Flamenco: Pepe di la Matrona

Roma: Taraf de Haidouks, Istanbul Oriental Ensemble, Romica Puceanu

Turkey: The Erguner Brothers

The throat singing of Tuva

The overtone singing of Sardinia

Russian Orthodox choirs

There is so much good music in the air…

peace

Paul Cutler's picture

quote - Glenn Gould is just fabulous playing Bach.

No doubt. I love both versions of The Goldberg Variations.

I like his triple Mozart solo CD even better. The articulation and relaxed way that he plays Mozart is sublime…

peace

dezcom's picture

I like the unencumbered legato in the left hand where he sustains the bass overtones under the articulated notes above. What a sound!

ChrisL

Paul Cutler's picture

He truly makes the music his own. That is very rare. I love it…

I have some budget CDs where his humming is very present. Pretty hilarious, actually.

peace

stw's picture

Anyone of you saw White Stripes!? They had such a nice stage. So lovely designed.

The whole stage and the equipment was painted in red.
http://images.freemusic.cz/koncerty/whitestripes/12.jpg

On every side of the stage were hanging very nice banners.
http://sophiejarryonstageandback.neufblog.com/photos/uncategorized/the_w...

They had also real palms painted in white on their stage. Nice Carpets everywhere on the ground. Many kitschy stuff, like cuckoo clocks, those little hawaian girls puppies that dances to the sound of the music. The whole area looked like a beautiful red livingroom. I wish my room were so comfortable.

And by the way: The music and the show was breathtaking. I wonder how 2 people could entertain a hall so much.

garyw's picture

Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow
William Orbit — Hello Waveforms
Neil Finn — Try Whistling This
Elbow — Cast of Thousands

fontplayer's picture

Some misc. great music:

Anyone courageous enough for something different in a foreign language, I can recommend anything you can get by Maria Dolores Pradera (from the Canary Islands). One of the richest voices in the history of mankind.

And there are some incredible performances by Om Kolthom (Egypt), if you can get an ear for Arabic scales and instrumentation. Otherwise it is music to drive away unwanted houseguests. Few westerners are capable of enjoying this, but if you are feeling adventurous...

Anything by Rhonda Vincent (killer bluegrass)

Unforgettable by Terumasa Hino (standards by a Jazzman from Japan playing a cornet)

Brad Paisley's guitar licks on Time Warp from the new CD (left me speechless) will confirm country musicians are stepping up to the plate as far as chops go.

Some raw, heart-wrenching Mexican rancheras for those not offended by anything Mexican, can be found on the early works of Chavela Vargas. Later on she lost a lot due to excessive tequila drinking, I think.

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