Your main music type and interests?.

  spuds 13:29 PM 15 Jul 13
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Some time ago, I posted in Speakers Corner about female singers, and that posting brought quite a number of interesting responses.

So here's another. Do you follow a particular type of music or a particular artist.

I have a quite a large varied and most types of music cd collection, adding more every week. Over the past year or so, I have sourced more 'unknowns' or local and perhaps tribal music, from say North American Indian, Sami, Moken, Mongal or genuine 'roots' music and the like. In fact something or someone with perhaps a quirky overtone to its possible enjoyment or consideration?.

Do you follow this possible 'quirky' trend, or just stick with the chart toppers?.

If you follow the firmer, what can you suggest?.

  Aitchbee 14:02 PM 15 Jul 13

I like listening to the theme tunes / songs of 'long ago' TV programmes that I used to watch back in the 60's & 70's; One of my favourites was the music that accompanied " The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. "

Also, I used to tune into the late Charlie Gillett's World Music Programme on the BBC World Service [it was on about 4.am in the morning]. He played music which he liked from all over the world ... and was like a breathe of fresh air!

  wiz-king 14:18 PM 15 Jul 13

Gregorian chant to about 1850 will do nicely. Thank you.

  spuds 14:43 PM 15 Jul 13

HB - There is actually 'Real World' or 'Rough Guide' series, that you might find interesting regarding World music.

wiz-king, How about Clannad, Celtic or similar in later versions?.

  QuizMan 14:47 PM 15 Jul 13

Never look back is my music motto. I dislike radio stations playing 60's/70's/80's stuff, although my wife seems to listen to little else.

I suppose the rock end of folk-rock is my thing, say Mumford & Sons, Noah & The Whale. Currently playing The Staves more than anything else plus Nick Cave's new CD. He was also best live act at Glastonbury if you can tolerate his language.

Spotify (the £4.99 per month version) gives me all the new music that I need without the adverts.

  bumpkin 16:32 PM 15 Jul 13

Quizman, odd you should mention Nick Cave, I was looking for a link to post earlier but gave up on the basis that few would have heard of him.

  woodchip 16:40 PM 15 Jul 13

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  Chronos the 2nd 16:43 PM 15 Jul 13

Being nearly 60 my tastes are varied. From some classical through heavy metal and Motown but at the moment, or rather for the past few years I have been into Trance or latterly Hardstyle, which is what I predominantly have on my ipod.

  sunnypete 17:32 PM 15 Jul 13

wiz-king seriously? if so, what in particular?

  mart7 19:06 PM 15 Jul 13

My preference is synthesised instrumentals,jean Michel jarre,isao tomita,vangelis,tangerine dream,plus ultravox,Howard jones,human league,omd,mainly because i have a huge interest in synths and how they are used

wiz-king

i believe the band "enigma" used sampled gregorian chants on the album mcmix and got into trouble over copyright issues

  Quickbeam 11:52 AM 16 Jul 13

I've always thought of myself as a rocker and prefer that sort of stuff with prominent bass. I left school to glam rock, moved into punk and new wave and liked the resurgence of rock from the '90s onwards.

However when I turned 50 I took it into my mind to learn a rock instrument and started taking bass lessons (mid life crisis and all that), I found that '70s funk that I wouldn't admit to liking at the time is right up my street!

Check out the funky cool '70s bass rhythms that this groovy rock chic is playing on bass. No apologies for the sexist '70s speak... if you watch to the end the smile will tell you why:)

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