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Date: 5/6/06 11:28 AM

It's been a while since I added to my CD collection (as you can tell, I haven't made the jump to the Ipod). Today I'm sewing and doing Minimal Household Maintenance accompanied by the music that's been on the CD player for weeks - Beegees (One Night Only), Streisand -The Concert, Carly Simon (not sure which one), Crazy for You (cast recording - all Gershwin stuff), Phantom of the Opera, and an old favorite Phil Collins. Time to go post millenium....what are you listening to? What do you recommend? I like just about everything except (forgive me) jazz.

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Date: 5/6/06 11:31 AM

I just loaded up my 3 CD changer in the sewing room with some old favorites -- the unplugged series (from the MTV shows)....I have Clapton, Rod Stewart and Tony Bennet unplugged in the rotation right now. The newest Bonnie Raitt CD is well worth a listen too.

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Date: 5/6/06 11:35 AM

I can't help you out on the post millenium stuff. I'm stuck in the 70's and 80's and switch it up to Mozart for variety. I need to expand my musical horizons but, nah, I love my old music.

I'm so out of it I hadn't heard Carrie Underwood's single until the night she sang it on Idol recently. I really like the lyrics on that one but it is too sad to listen to all the time IMHO.

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Date: 5/6/06 11:42 AM

I have a vast collection of CDs, everything from movie scores to country. Seems I only play them when I'm sewing or in the car on the way to work, where I am in my only little world.

If I'm in the mood for actual songs with words, I tend to play all the country artists that I like: 1st and foremost Vince Gill (met him in person at a concert and a truly wonderful man). I like more of the older artists and wouldn't be caught dead with a Gretchen Wilson or Hank Williams, Jr or Big n Rich!

I probably play movie scores the most: The Piano, Legends of the Fall, Sophie's Choice, Out of Africa, Forrest Gump, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lonesome Dove, Shawshank, and any of the Lord of the Rings.

Oh, yeah: I also listen to Josh Groban and Guy Penrod of the Gaithers (gospel). Bette Midler is another favorite. I could go on and on.

Glad you brought this up, Karla. I need to hit the "play" button today while I'm sewing!

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Date: 5/6/06 11:48 AM

I just bought the new James Blunt CD. I can't quit listening to it. I have it on both of my iPods and the computer.

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Date: 5/6/06 11:58 AM

You have a computer, right? Is it near the sewing, or do you have a portable laptop? I've been listening to Pandorawhere you enter titles or artists you like and they have some kind of program that analyzes factors in the music and does a lousy job of finding similar stuff. You can indicate whether you like or dislike the selection and build up a cookied supply of favorites and it gradually improves what it offers. I'm sure there's something more insidious going on, but so far haven't been spammed or spywared that I can tell from using this site.

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Date: 5/6/06 12:24 PM

I have XM Radio on my television so I crank it up and listen to country, pop, oldies, etc. I like a lot of different kinds of music. I can't do opera or rap, but everything else is a go! There's always music in the background when I sew or clean.

It's funny, I wondered about this a week ago and thought about asking that question of everyone else?

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Date: 5/6/06 12:30 PM

I'm an opera buff; I have several Renee Fleming and Bryn Terfel recordings that I love, and a recording of West Side Story with Kiri Te Kanawa as Maria...ohh, it's divine!
I also like Russell Watson (pre-surgery), Il Divo, and Amici. My Celtic Woman cd runs the risk of being worn out:)
When I'm in an instrumental mood, I turn to Yo Yo Ma, or a beautiful harp cd which I picked up at the dollar store...
And when I want something less highbrow, I love to listen to Carpenters, Little River Band, Stevie Wonder, and Boston.

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Date: 5/6/06 12:37 PM

Well, a long time ago, in the 80's I would listen to rock or classical. In the summer stock co. that I worked with, it was a real wide variety of music from show tunes- Sweeny Todd and tons of old David Bowie. That was the year I bought a walkman and listened to Joan Armatrading and assorted Rock, when I got tired of the Big sound system.

Usually I either have it quiet or listen to Latin Jazz on Sunday afternoons, or old standard jazz from the 50's- 90's - you know Coltrane, The Marsalis brothers, Diane Reeves, Eddie Palmeri... I use the clock radio in my bedroom. The dvd player is in the living room so usually I don't use it.

I suppose that I could bring in the laptop and try listening to Beck- Sea Change or something of that sort. I find it distracting if it is a song that I want to sing along with while I am sewing.
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Date: 5/6/06 1:06 PM

We've got Sirius in the car and at the house and I haven't gotten my CDs out for a long time. Gotta admit - Howard Stern is NOT on my to play list!!!

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