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Posted: 12 November 2011 05:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Are you an artist, Chevstriss?

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Posted: 12 November 2011 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Quoting George:

. . . we seem to have very similar taste in music and movies.

  I had noticed that, too, George.

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Posted: 12 November 2011 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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George - 12 November 2011 05:45 AM

Are you an artist, Chevstriss?

meh, not really

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Posted: 12 November 2011 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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No, the earworm phenomenon is something different; I don’t actually get those very often.

Unfortunately, I’m a bit prone to this one and it doesn’t help that the stuff which sticks is the elevator music played over the loudspeakers where I work.

I know the customers expect it and I understand the reasons for playing “popular” tunes but it’s still damned annoying and it’s the reason I try very hard to tune it out and play classical in my own home or car anytime I get the chance. It beats having to listen to some technoesoterica with the vocalists heaving and wheezing their way through the lyrics!

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Posted: 13 November 2011 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I can’t stand it either, Curmudgeon. Our local radio station had a briliant idea how to solve the problem of restaurants playing loud and annoying music: on their website they list places to eat without having to be bombarded by decibels of stupidity. It’s been a great success!

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Posted: 21 November 2011 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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George - 11 November 2011 09:26 AM

Have you ever liked a song so much that you will play it over and over until it completely exhaust you? I have been now watching this new commercial from the British Airways for about a week about a thousand times a day and I am tired. But I can’t stop. The same thing happened to me, for example, with Sagan’s opening monologue in Cosmos or Glass’s Metamorphosis. And there had been many more.

Do you have one like that?

Creating one of Dawkin’s memes is tough work at times. hmmm

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Posted: 22 November 2011 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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George, I do not understand why you would want to stop listening to Philip Glass.

Could be worse. You could have Highway to Hell* stuck in your head. I’m afraid the only cure for that is a guillotine.

* I apologize for linking to such a bad song. I was trying to make a point, but giving AC/DC further publicity, especially on a forum whose members are known for their exquisite musical taste, shows questionable judgment. I should have provided a link to the Chester Nimitz Oriental Garden Waltz instead. Get that one out of your head George. cheese

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Posted: 23 November 2011 04:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Darron,

As I already said earlier, I seldom get earworms. (I do, however, cause them in other people, as I whistle a lot.)

And no, I don’t want to stop listening to Glass, except for that one time when I played his “Metamorphosis” for about two weeks straight.

(I am now on my iPhone and I’ll listen to the songs you have linked to when I get to my computer.)

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Posted: 23 November 2011 06:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I read somewhere that Dflat is the key of nature. Many animals sing in the key of Dflat. Paul Winter’s group “Consort” made a wonderful album with soprano sax improvisation on wolf (Wolf Eyes) and whale songs (Ocean Dream) He also did an album on the Grand Canyon.  All worthy of anyone’s library.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3JQF2NSlB0&feature=autoplay&list=AVGxdCwVVULXcZD31p4bjm09fkOR-5A1dL&lf=list_related&playnext=1

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Posted: 23 November 2011 06:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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George - 13 November 2011 08:09 AM

I can’t stand it either, Curmudgeon. Our local radio station had a briliant idea how to solve the problem of restaurants playing loud and annoying music: on their website they list places to eat without having to be bombarded by decibels of stupidity. It’s been a great success!

More power to them. It’s a marketing trick to put loud music and bare floors/ceilings into restaurants. Patrons who can’t hear themselves talk will tend to eat and leave faster, turning tables over quicker.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Of course there’s another factor.  I’m in five discussion groups, three that meet at restaurants weekly and two monthly and we make sure we never return to any place that too loud for us to hear each other easily.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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More power to them. It’s a marketing trick to put loud music and bare floors/ceilings into restaurants. Patrons who can’t hear themselves talk will tend to eat and leave faster, turning tables over quicker.

I have a very effective way of dealing with that problem: I take my patronage somewhere else.

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Posted: 24 November 2011 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 23 November 2011 10:10 PM

I have a very effective way of dealing with that problem: I take my patronage somewhere else.

Me too.  cheese

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Posted: 11 February 2012 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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While being placed on hold on a call to technical support the tune “Listen to the Music” by the Doobie Brothers played. Ever since then I’ve listening to it constantly through YouTube:

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

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