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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2019, 11:25:33 AM »

Radio 1 has been completely unlistenable for over twenty years, while I've only recently stopped listening to Radio 2. I realised that I was reaching for the Mute button more often than leaving the thing on. Their changes to the playlist towards "equality" and "diversity" have resulted in an almost endless stream of adenoidal adolescent Whitney-wannabees and listless youths with silly abbreviations for names, reciting juvenile doggerel in a bored monotone to the backing of some equally talentless herbert pawing away repetitively at his laptop or synth. Or Ed Sheeran - Suffolk's answer to Paul Simon. Even the Golden Oldies half-hour in the afternoon show has descended to what Huxley (or was it Orwell?) called a pease-pudding norm - musical wall/toilet paper, if you will.
I have a big box full of my "old f*rt" CD's in the workshop and I'm seriouslty thinking of buying a stand-alone record deck to plug into my little Denon mini system and get out the old vinyls again. Proper music! I also relish Radio 5SX whenever TMS is broadcast but my default radio channel is now Radio 4.......however the Mute button stays primed and read for the dreaded sound of "Barwick Green"!
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2019, 05:17:15 PM »

Yes, I have also recently dumped Radio 2, not because of the music but mostly because of the inane presenters, most notably the noxious Jeremy Vine.  I find Classic FM much more relaxing.  And I know all the words!!  {-) {-)

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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2019, 12:14:42 AM »

Hi it's John V the only music i i listen to is my wife moning that I have got your on table or burnt it with the soldering iron cheers John V
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2019, 12:32:20 AM »


Well said Dave M ,I  am with you , sound of the 60s has gone to some unearthly hour or might even have gone . I might start looking for music on the computer .
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2019, 01:33:05 AM »

Mozart and Haydn on CD's
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2019, 08:12:17 AM »

Well said Dave M ,I  am with you , sound of the 60s has gone to some unearthly hour or might even have gone . I might start looking for music on the computer .
David
I think it's on at six in the morning and the avuncular and much-missed Brian Matthew has been replaced with the massive ego that was Tony "Fabulous, fantastic!" Blackburn - the DJ for whom the Mute Button was invented.
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And it looks like equality and diversity is about to ravage comedy shows on ITV (not that there's many of those) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48668652 Under this rule we'd not have had Steptoe and Son, Hancock's Half Hour, Porridge, The Likely Lads, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet or even The Good Life. I've no idea what 'Celebability' is all about but I've no desire to find out; the first two syllables tell me all I need to know!
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2019, 09:40:15 AM »

As a lifelong heavy metal fan I am normally listening to that but not when I build models, I find it a bit distracting, works much better in the car.

I prefer country music when trying to concentrate. anything from Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and that era to more modern country. It seems to be quite helpful in aiding productivity.
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2019, 09:57:19 AM »

The truth why modern music is rubbish...........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVME_l4IwII


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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2019, 10:48:30 AM »

That is a very good video and oh, so true.
I have imported most of my favourite tracks into iTunes and organise them into playlists which are burned on to CDs or USB sticks to play in the car.
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2019, 01:09:52 PM »

I mentioned the Golden Oldies on Steve Wright's show. Just for fun I compiled a list of songs which I haven't heard for yonks on the radio and submitted it. Needless to say it never got a look-in, but here it is, in no particular order - for what it's worth:
 Veronica – Elvis Costello
  • Strangers in Blue Suede Shoes – Kevin Ayers
  • Veronica - Elvis Costello
  • Long cool woman in a black dress – Hollies/Alan Clarke
  • Slow down – John Miles
  • Jailbreak (Live version) – Thin Lizzie
  • A Salty Dog – Procol Harum
  • Mussels from a shell – Squeeze
  • A picture of you – Joe Brown
  • Fire and Water – Free
  • The Weaver’s Answer – Family
  • The Village Green Preservation Society – Kinks
  • Friday on my mind – Easybeats
  • Canyons of your mind – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
  • Fire Brigade – Move
  • Do you believe in magic? – Lovin’ Spoonful (no ‘G’)
  • Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White
  • Tuesday afternoon – Moody Blues
  • Under your thumb – Godley & Crθme
  • Happy Hour Again – Housemartins
  • Five-fifteen – Who
  • Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Well, I like 'em!
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2019, 02:20:42 PM »

" Their coming to take me away HA HA HEE HEE " works for me  ;D 
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2019, 08:23:09 PM »

https://play.acast.com/s/wehaveways
Found this podcast there is a bit of advertising here and there but worth a listen.
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2019, 08:32:05 PM »

Seeing this thread prompted me to dig out my old trannie - currently listening to classic fm with some lovely music from Carmen by Bizet - nice and relaxing  O0
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2019, 11:38:11 PM »

Don’t worry DaveM


I like them too- and I’m only 34! Love the proper stuff, my parents bought me up on Buddy Holly, Showaddywaddy, Doctor Hook, ELO, Rolling Stones, Boney M, just to name a few!
I love the Moody Blues, ELO, and Wizard. :-))
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2019, 05:58:15 PM »

Wish that I could say "Sound of silence" and not the version from S&G, but at the age of 51 I still have about 15-20db better hearing than a normal 20-25 year old person and that is a pain in the ...
I have to use hearing protection even when I use some of my Proxon tools in the workshop, and a 12 hour flight from Hong Kong to Copenhagen yesterday is still messing with my hearing today  <:(
Looking FWD to get old and loos some of my hearing, bad statement but that's my situation at the moment, and before any one comments on this one, I work for one of the top 5 companies within hearing aids, so yes I know about the challenges for people that is loosing their ability to hear.
Any ways other than that I'm healthy, that's worth celebrating :-)
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2019, 06:14:37 PM »

Moody Blues for me too Nick, I have been following them since 1967! Also seen Justin Hayward three times in recent years and he is still great. A really nice guy too.

Recently bought the DVD of the 2006 Musical version of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds which features Justin. Very impressive. And on the back of that I downloaded a Kindle book on the Last Days of Thunder Child which chronicles in more detail the heroic end of the obsolete warship which sacrificed itself to save escaping refugees in H G Wells' novel.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CEIOBGU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2019, 03:56:32 PM »

ACDC. Loud.
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2019, 05:26:33 PM »

cheesy FM! :D :D

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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2019, 05:47:34 PM »

I listen to same music when I'm building models as I do the rest of the time - nothing but live recordings of the Grateful Dead. As they never play anything the same way twice, I never get bored with it.
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2019, 08:42:40 PM »

nothing.

i don't like background noise when i am building models.  i don't want the distraction, and i enjoy the silence.
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2019, 09:14:43 PM »

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don't like background noise when i am building models.  i don't want the distraction, and i enjoy the silence.

Yes, it helps to locate those tiny parts which jump out of your grasp and hit the floor at a totally unexpected angle...

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Re: What Music do you listen to when building models?
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2019, 10:30:42 PM »

Evenings with John Peel are still sadly missed for me! I have everything on from R.I. lectures, TED lectures, classic, 80's and 90's music and "progressive trance "podcasts.  I like living by myself -but never met a girl who would put up with me long-enough to correct yet, but I HATE a quiet house.  At the moment, radio, or music is on the minute I get-in and switched-off the minute I walk-out every day.

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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2019, 11:28:48 PM »

I mentioned the Golden Oldies on Steve Wright's show. Just for fun I compiled a list of songs which I haven't heard for yonks on the radio and submitted it. Needless to say it never got a look-in, but here it is, in no particular order - for what it's worth:
 Veronica – Elvis Costello
  • Strangers in Blue Suede Shoes – Kevin Ayers
  • Veronica - Elvis Costello
  • Long cool woman in a black dress – Hollies/Alan Clarke
  • Slow down – John Miles
  • Jailbreak (Live version) – Thin Lizzie
  • A Salty Dog – Procol Harum
  • Mussels from a shell – Squeeze
  • A picture of you – Joe Brown
  • Fire and Water – Free
  • The Weaver’s Answer – Family
  • The Village Green Preservation Society – Kinks
  • Friday on my mind – Easybeats
  • Canyons of your mind – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
  • Fire Brigade – Move
  • Do you believe in magic? – Lovin’ Spoonful (no ‘G’)
  • Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White
  • Tuesday afternoon – Moody Blues
  • Under your thumb – Godley & Crθme
  • Happy Hour Again – Housemartins
  • Five-fifteen – Who
  • Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Well, I like 'em!
DaveM



Radio Six have played most of these in the last year or so? If not these exact songs, others from the same artists and others like them appear regularly. Now, while R6 does lay some Hip Hop and Rap, they do not play much/if any of the plastic pap that Thoughty2 refers to. Ed Sheeran does not get a look in and neither does Beiber, Swift, Perry, Cyrus or their kindred. They do have a playlist of new music and Jazz is popular at the moment. Good shows to listen to are in the evenings between 4PM (Steve Lamaq), Mark Riley at 7PM and Gideon Coe from 9 until 12. Weekends are a bit more specialised with Gilles Peterson (Marmite!), Craig Charles Funk and Soul show (Not bad) Tom Robinson (2-4-6-8 Motorway fame) and on Sunday evenings, Tom Robinson, Stuart Machonie's Freak zone and finishing with Don Letts' Culture Clash.


No Jeremy Whine, no Plastic pap and no adverts other than telling you what is on 6Music.
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2019, 12:16:47 AM »

Theres a radio 6?  I thought it stopped at 5?  Just how many channels do they have now, no wonder the BBC is strapped for cash these days!!
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Re: What Music do you listen too when building models?
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2019, 07:30:10 AM »

A very long time ago I used to put a classical CD on.   Then I found it had come to the end and I had not listened to it after the first few minutes being too engrossed in model making.   Now I don't bother.  {:-{
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