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  • How much of your old music do you listen to?

    This relates to the other thread about not hearing new music, but also relates to a personal question I'm having:



    I'm a big music collector. I have thousands of LPs and CDs. And right now I'm considering transferring much of it to iPod so I can just have it all handy instead of having to pull stuff off the wall to hear it. But the problem is that when I think about it, most of that stuff I haven't listened to in years. INCLUDING much of the stuff I love the most. I can't imagine, for example, putting together an iPod playlist without every Steely Dan album on it, but the truth is I haven't bothered to listen to any Steely Dan album in years. I've heard all that stuff so many times that my music-listening time is better spent listening to newer stuff, for many reasons.



    So while I think it would be cool to have an iPod with all the full catalogs of Steely Dan, The Doobies, The Beatles, The Stones, Chicago, etc etc etc......am I EVER going to actually listen to that stuff again?



    How much do you all spend listening to decades-old music?



    FWIW, right now I'm listening to a "Norah Jones" station on Pandora which is playing Adele doing Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love". (A cool version which my band covers, BTW). So I don't know if it counts as listening to an old song or a new one. Although it's certainly not inspiring me to pull out the Dylan version right now....
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    I don't really listen to much music at all.



    Hmmmm thats not right.





    90% of what I listen to is bands I've done sound for.



    The other 10% is foo fighters and velvet revolver.
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    • #3
      I have the vast majority of what we collectively owned at one time or another (3-4k CDs, plus) in iTunes; we sold the vast majority of our physical media over the past year, and before doing so, put it all onto external storage (with backups).



      I regularly grab a couple dozen albums or batch of a few hundred songs from iTunes and put them on my iPhone and iPad along with any music I play in any of the bands I play in...so 80-100 more songs for the 80's band, plus another 50-60 between ideas for songs to pick up or break music; the entire Clash discography with loads of live and boot recordings for the Clash tribute, and generally another 100 or more varied songs I may play with other groups.



      All in, a couple gigs of music in rotation. And I swap out and mix up the non-band stuff every couple months depending on what I feel like. Beyond XM in the car during my work commute (which is usually tuned to stations playing decades old music in the first place), I'd say 90-95% of what I listen to is older music...and most of the time dating to at least 20 years old or more.
      For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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      • #4
        Wow Guido, I'm listening to Steeley Dans Pretzel Logic album on my computer as I clicked onto this thread. I hadn't listened to this album in years and for some reason tonight I wanted to. Every now and then I will hop on you tube and look up some of the songs from my youth.

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          Quote Originally Posted by modulusman
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          Wow Guido, I'm listening to Steeley Dans Pretzel Logic album on my computer as I clicked onto this thread. I hadn't listened to this album in years and for some reason tonight I wanted to. Every now and then I will hop on you tube and look up some of the songs from my youth.




          Yeah, pulling out those old chestnuts is cool---stuff you haven't heard since you were a kid. I guess I'm thinking more of those "classic" albums you played to death when you were young, KNOW are great and classic and deserve to be on anyone's iPod who considers themselves a music connisseur.



          I own all those CDs. And the LP versions too in most cases. But, at the same time, I'm not sure if I'll EVER sit down and purposely decide to listen to "Hotel California" or "Dark Side of The Moon" ever again.



          So I guess maybe the question I'm asking is: yes, Pretzel Logic is a great album. Yes, it's sitting on the wall behind me. No, I haven't pulled it out to play it in a long, long time. Is having it on an 160gb iPod, just a thumb-spin away from 1,000 other albums, gonna make me MORE likely to want to play it again? Or is taking all the time to transfer it just going to be a waste of time?
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          • #6
            I don't routinely listen to my old music, either. I like discovering new blues and soul jazz artists, and also older, overlooked pop artists (for example, David Gray). And sometimes I listen too much to myself playing music and end up not wanting to listen to ANYTHING, for awhile. Silence can be sweet.
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            • #7
              I don't own an i pod. I have about 300 albums from when i was a teenager and some casette tapes and maybe a 100 cds. I really don't listen to much music on a day to day basis. I don't even listen to the radio in my truck.

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              • #8
                Been on you tube for the last hour watching old songs from the past. Vandenburgs Burning Heart, Guiffria -Call to your heart. I also found a song that I played back in about 1982 called Go Back from Crabby Appleton. I hadn't heard that song in almost 30 years.

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                • #9
                  I've got somewhere in the vicinity of 10,000 tunes in my iTunes app at this point. The library is typical in that it includes a wide swath of material - both in terms of genres and artists. Rarely do I listen to anything specific unless it's something that I need to learn for a music project. My library is however, playing constantly in the background .... when I'm working, when I'm simply hanging out, etc. While I don't get excited about anything specific - I'm damn glad that my library is as diverse as it is - and am constantly smiling when one old chestnut or another makes it's way to the surface in random play.
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                    Quote Originally Posted by modulusman
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                    Vandenburgs Burning Heart




                    Loved it when I was younger - and surprised by how many people DON'T know it!
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                      Quote Originally Posted by modulusman
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                      I don't own an i pod. I have about 300 albums from when i was a teenager and some casette tapes and maybe a 100 cds. I really don't listen to much music on a day to day basis. I don't even listen to the radio in my truck.




                      I dont own an Ipod either. As for the LP collection. We destroyed or records as fast as we bought them back in the day playing drop the needle to learn lyrics and songs. I dont tend to listen to much music, other than bringing up a song on youtube because we do it in the band.
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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by mstreck
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                        Loved it when I was younger - and surprised by how many people DON'T know it!




                        Oh I totally remember that. The intro riff sliding the a minor shape up a whole step and back was at one time not a cliche.
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                        • #13
                          Thought this would be about your recordings from past bands I regularly give my old stuff a spin, just soaking it up so I can find a fill or lick to use in a song in the future.
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by modulusman
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                            Vandenburgs Burning Heart, Guiffria -Call to your heart.




                            I know both bands and songs well. I never pegged you as an 80's hard/hair rock fan.
                            so over this signature BS!!!

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by modulusman
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                              Been on you tube for the last hour watching old songs from the past. Vandenburgs Burning Heart, Guiffria -Call to your heart.




                              good stuff!



                              as far as listening to old music I usually get on a Maiden kick every few months then a sabbath kick so yeah I revisit stuff I love but not as much as I used to.
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