Any suggested soundtracks for viewing?
Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:59 AM
The whole album is very low-key and for me, perfect star gazing music. That said, I listen to it often and am looking for a few alternatives.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:05 PM
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Vivaldi get a lot of play in the yard.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:55 PM
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:20 PM
Sometimes, I'll just put the iPad on random and I could be listening to the Dave Brubeck Quartet one moment and Meshuggah or Opeth the next.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:33 PM
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Lucky Country: Bob Corbett and the Roo Grass Band
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:45 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:55 PM
While I think Meddle was the last good Pink Floyd album, I'd be listening to such a variety if psychedelic, hard rock, heavy metal and death metal that it would make many half my age cringe.
Sorry, I just don't fit the mold.
I remember at some of the Okie-Texes I went to in the mid 90's and I think it was Jason Ware that used to play New Age music. It was okay but made me think I was in an Occult bookstore. Not that I mind that but I was waiting for the incense to drift my way.
I know that whatever someone plays, someone else is going to hate it.
I say all this in mind with the fact that I never observe alone for safety reasons so the subject of playing my own music will never come up anyway. I have a soundtrack playing in my head which really pertains more to when I'm writing my novels, short stories and articles rather than when I'm observing. When I'm observing, I'm usually busy studying the object, taking down notes, or talking with my fellow observer(s). I can chew gum and walk at the same time but...
Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:00 PM
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:58 PM
(It's actewally a cover uva erly Dan Fogelberg tune. He'z wuz a Yankee from Illanoyz, but we'll furgiv 'er since she re-sings it so danged bootif'ly.)
Actually my tastes vary greatly. This song was a favorite of mine when I was a teenager, and it fits right in while observing too ...
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:43 PM
If I am in an upbeat mood I'll pull my jazz collection out and play that. I love all types of music (not rap though) but Jazz is one of my favorite genres when I'm in the mood.
If I am pumped up then I bring out my classic rock including my favorite group, a small Canadian group called Rush. I also will listen to Boston, and a couple of other groups like Led Zep. and other classic rock groups.
One other category I'll mention is soundtracks. I love to listen to Last of the Mohicans, Gettysburg, Cosmos, and a couple of other movies. Katherine Jenkins is nice to listen to also. Phantom, Les Miserable, Cats, etc are good musicals to listen to. Also I listen to podcasts such as Richard Pogge's Astro 161 and 162 and is latest or A. Fillipenko out of Berkley has a nice one. Books on tape are good as I The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings that I enjoy or the BBC plays of those items. It just depends on my mood and if I am alone or not.
Often though, the best music is the music of the night, the silence of the night. I love hearing coyotes howl and snap. The fly over by bats or owls is cool. I also enjoy the sound of the birds that fly around in the night and the insects. I don't have mosquitos where I observe so I don't have to worry too much about them, not like people back east do.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:57 PM
I read that Kepler developed some musical relationships to the planets. Did Holst borrow from those?
Gustav Holst, The Planets.
And Zappa's always good and dark.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:15 AM
Anyway, it is here if you want to check it out. I found most of the songs on the Cosmos soundtrack and added a few more just for fun.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:44 AM
Enigma especially their first album, MCMXCa.D.
Vangelis - Voices, Direct, Themes
Ronan Hardiman- Solas, Anthem
Davol- Nature of the Beast,Paradox
Medwyn Goodall- Essence of Magic
Shahin & Sepehr- E, 1000 and 1 Nights
Diane Arkenstone- Jewel in the Sun
Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:33 AM
Often though, the best music is the music of the night, the silence of the night. I love hearing coyotes howl and snap. The fly over by bats or owls is cool. I also enjoy the sound of the birds that fly around in the night and the insects.
This is my music of choice, while observing! I love just hearing the sounds around me, geese, loons, coyotes, and even cattle from quite a long distance away. I do love listening to music, just not while observing.