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Hi All,

 

I really like listening to music in my shop especially when working with hand tools or the little fidelly bits. For years I was using a '80s boom box and the radio. It was fine. Then this past Christmas my daughter brought me into the 21st century.

 

She gave me something called a JBL Flip. It's a Bluetooth speaker, it's only about 2" in diameter about 7" long and sounds incredible. It's also wireless and rechargeable. She also got me subscribe to Spotify, an Internet music site. It's costs about 10 bucks a month and I've been able to find any artist or album I wanted to listen to though my iPad.

 

Today though, I hit a home run. I've always liked traditional sea shantys but the only places I've ever heard them were fairs, festivals and the like. On a lark, I searched for sea shantys. The site came up with artists, albums and playlists. There were hundreds of songs. I selected "shuffle play" and started listening. I was great working on a 19th century boat listening to 19th century music. I loved it and actually sat there listening for about a hour after I finished what I was working on.

 

Anyway, I'd like to hear what others like to listen to while modeling.

 

So......Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish Ladies,

 

John

 

Ps. I also found the sound track to "Master and Commander". J.

 

Pps. Here's link to the JBL site:

http://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-portables/JBL+FLIP.html?utm_campaign=none&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=bing&utm_term=jbl_flip&creative=6890108542&device=t&matchtype=e

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Hi Ken,

 

I like Irish music as well but I don't know artists or bands I tend to get a lot of slow instrumental stuff when I've searched. Generally, nothing to tap your foot to. Is there anybody you'd recommend? Thanks.

 

Best,

John

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Hi Dave,

 

I'm with you on Pink Floyd and ACDC......Metallica is too close to the dark side of the force for me. But if you know the Pink Floyd album Echo, the last song on the first side is Seamus with this dog (literally) howling the blues. How could my wife and I not name our first Yellow Lab Seamus?

 

Best,

John

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John, Chieftans, Clannad, Clancys - that kind of stuff. I also have some piper music - no names I can remember.

I think most of my iPod is 60s-70s rock, CCR, Zep, Yardbirds, Who, Doors, Airplane, Beatles, "psychedelia" - I was in Viet Nam, bro! Moby Grape, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish. And of course, the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. And all the Pink Floyd, along with solo efforts. Golden Earring. Thin Lizzy. Listened to them on Radio Luxembourg English service after 6 PM when I was in Germany in the 70s.

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Hi Ken,

 

Thank you for your service!!!!!!!! I'm sure those are words you didn't hear back then.

 

I may be a couple of years younger than you but not many. I remember sitting in the window of my college dorm (doing something I wouldn't want my kids to know about) when a buddy came in and told me my birthday came up #3 in the draft lottery. I didn't know then that it would be the first year they didn't draft from the lottery. I thought about joining the Navy (alla John Kerry), or running to Canada, but in the end I realized that like my father and his father before him you gotta do what you gotta do. I can't say I was comfortable knowing I might end up in Vietnam and almost every day I'm glad it didn't happen to me. But coming so close really made me appreciate the guys who did go and didn't run away. I'll say it again "THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ". Nobody said it or believed back then and you guys got a raw deal.

 

But every time I see a vet getting recognition for service in the Gulf or Afganistan or anywhere else I think of you guys. Thank you.

 

Best,

John

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AC/DC and Pink Floyd... 50's , 60's and 70's rock...  The Drifters, Temptations, the Platters, Johnny Cash, Grateful Dead, CCR, Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard... Quicksilver, Janis, Doors, ZZ-Top (ok.. they're new kids..)   Roy Orbison, Traveling Wayberrys, Clapton, Warren Zevon and lots of others. 

 

If it's going out, we go for country or old sock hop stuff.  The tunes we old farts can dance to....

 

Ken,

You missed AFVN Radio then???? 

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I'm with you Ken! Miss the good old days of great music. SRC, MC5, Terry Knight and the Pack (who later became Grand Funk) I actually have everything the Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, and Cream ever did. There was a place just north of where I was raised called Caseville, MI. Every summer at the Caseville roller-rink, on the weekends, there was a different band. Met the Amboy Dukes (Ted Nugent), SRC, MC5, Terry Knight and Alice Cooper there, before they were famous.

Great times!

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John, it was my honor to serve this great country for 28 years in war and peace. :10_1_10:  Thanks for your nice comments.

I had to fly home from California out of uniform after I came back from Viet Nam due to anti war protestors taking it out on us GIs. Unfortunately, I see some of this creeping back in in the treatment of newer war veterans. Some "educated" folks think all GIs are damaged just by serving. :angry:

 

Mark, my brother, we have very similar tastes in our tunes. I'm there with you, buddy. I listed to Armed Forces Television and radio( AFTRS) in Thailand and then Germany. We called it A-farts.Novel broadcasting, to say the least. Big reason we listened to Radio Luxembourg at night. Guess the brass wanted something other than Cousin Brucie or Wolfman Jack in the evening!. :(

 

George, you have great taste in blues rock. Do you Have Live Yardbirds! featuring Jimmy Page? Page was the Yardbirds third lead guitar following some guy named Clapton, then another slouch named Jeff Beck. That live album  had a very limited original release due to legal wrangling. :o

 

As you can see, I'm a big fan of the era. Thanks for stirring up some good memories, lads! :)

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What I've got here is the Yardbirds Ultimate, it's an anthology that has Beck, Page, and Clapton. Also Clapton's "The Blues Years" and Clapton's Best of the Yardbirds Years here. Those and The Cream Anthology 4 disc set with everything they did. Not to mention All of Clapton's other albums. Way too much in my collection to list.:) 

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The Byrds were David Crosby got his start (RIP Dave). Got all of his music also, but I won't even try to list them all as there's over 400 albums, with a lot of them double and triple albums, and most of which are from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. 

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Yeah, the Byrds were good, too. Did many great covers of Dylan and a lot sounded better than the originals. Loved McGuinn's 12 string work. I feel they were better with David Crosby; not so much after he left for CSNY.

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What's really wild is that my son and daughter both listen to 60's and 70's serious rock all the time. Other than they're both 20-somethings who have jobs and are happy, it makes me feel that my wife and I did something right.

 

Best,

John

 

p.s. I should admit that my daughter has also acquired an unfortunate taste for Heavy Metal.....

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Little bit of trivia. Most everybody knows McGuinn as Roger, but it was actually Jim until 1967.  I managed to collect everything CSNY did also, as a band and separately.  Always loved Stills' guitar.

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George,

 

I actually think I knew that. But like so many other things, at this point I can't be sure

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What's really wild is that my son and daughter both listen to 60's and 70's serious rock all the time. Other than they're both 20-somethings who have jobs and are happy, it makes me feel that my wife and I did something right.

 

Best,

John

 

p.s. I should admit that my daughter has also acquired an unfortunate taste for Heavy Metal..........I guess you can't get them all right! J.

 

p.p.s. Nobody's mentioned Jefferson Aiplane (or Starship). Gracie Slick was something else. And don't forget Hot Tuna!

John, we all listen to what is now called Classic Rock. As an old rock n roller, I think that's an oxymoron.

But then, most new Rock is dreck. Do you know who Stephen Van Sant aka Little Stephen is? Tony Soprano's consigliere and guitarist for The Boss - hey, I'm a Jersey Guy. His Underground Garage Show would expose garage/beginner bands to us old rockers. Tough to find that radio show out here in the mountains of NC. Anyway, he said these new guys cut a demo tape, put it on social media and if it goes viral they're a success. They never learn to really play by covering the hits at any road stop they can get a gig at and maybe trying out their own stuff on an occasional basis. I remember watching the Rascals at some club (more Jersey guys, what can I tell ya), before they broke through. WOW!

Your kids have good taste, except the new Heavy Metal - hope it's not head banger stuff.

And check item #6 above. I'm a fan of the Bay Area bands of the late 60s and I love the Airplane, Great Society and Jefferson Starship. The Starship not so much, too pop. Steve Miller Band is another fave.

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For now, this is where I'm keeping movies and music. Movies are in the wings and music's in the center. The paper and clear-plastic sleeves were records I converted over to CD's.

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The Byrds were David Crosby got his start (RIP Dave). Got all of his music also, but I won't even try to list them all as there's over 400 albums, with a lot of them double and triple albums, and most of which are from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. 

 

I think he's still among us... His website indicates he's getting ready for a tour....  :huh:

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The "finest" concert I ever went to was at the Orange County Fairgrounds in '68...  250,000 people.. Quicksilver, the Dead, Country Joe... I think I recall Janis and Hendrix but for 3 days it was a who's-who of that music.    I guess it's true.. if you remember the '60's, you weren't really there.    I do remember at 9:00 on Sunday morning, Country led the crowd in the Fish Cheer (not the clean version).  There were calls from Long Beach and elsewhere about the noise... 250,000 screaming idiots (I among them) yelling the Fish Cheer.  

 

Ken,

We couldn't get Radio Luxemburg.. but Hanoi Hannah came in loud and clear.. played some decent music and then there was the <ahem> news.   Seems like every week there was news item about our base be overrun by victorious People's Liberation Army (huh?) and welcomed by a grateful and  joyous populace.  Hmm... I usually heard this sitting on top my hooch with can of beer.  The first time, nearly fell off the darn thing.  I wondered outloud if maybe we were already dead and this was Hell.....  :D  :D

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It would seem when I got his last album "Croz", there were stories going around at the time that his earlier drug use had finally taken it's toll, but what it actually was, was a marketing ploy that, like a dummy, I fell for. :rolleyes:  The good news is I would have bought the album anyway.  :D

 

Hey Mark----- " 5, 6, 7, Open up the Pearly Gates"  :D

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George.. it's give me an 'F...."... and so on..  But yes, did my share of singing that tune.  And Alice's Restaurant...

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I remember the "Gimme an F" one too, ("What's that spell?")  more-so from Woodstock.   :D

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