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What do you listen to while you work on models?
Posted by WirbelWind106 on Friday, December 30, 2016 1:33 AM

Well, here is a question: what do you listen to while you build models? I have my Mom's 1980's sony record and 8-track player, so I listen to albums. Here are some of my favorites

Abbey Road - The Beatles

House of Glass - Billy Joel

Anything that is by ABBA

I walk downstairs to the basement, and It's like the 60's all over. man...... 50-odd years.

so, anyway, what do you listen to while you work?

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, December 30, 2016 6:31 AM

We have a public radio station in the Twin Cities that has several frequencies, and the one I leave my radio tuned to is their classical station. It plays classical in evenings, lighter fair during day, including broadway, folk, and light classical.  One thing I really like is that it plays a lot of contemporary classical stuff- stuff composed in 20th and 21st century, which a lot of classical music stations ignore.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 30, 2016 8:22 AM

Pretty eclectic for me.  Usually listen to "classic rock" station, but also some country, classical, easy listening, folk.  About the only thing I can't take is hip-hop and acid rock.

Right now I have a CD in the Jeep of "Bread" and just have left in in the player for now.  "Everything I own" hits a chord with me right now.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, December 30, 2016 8:39 AM

I confess to being an 80's metalhead.  So my go to band is Iron Maiden...but there is always some Judas Priest, Scorpions, AC/DC, etc playing too.

Eagle90

 

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Posted by mississippivol on Friday, December 30, 2016 8:44 AM

It shifts a lot, depending on the mood. Lately,  though, I have been listening to an album called "For Freedom Alone", a collection of Scottish music released to promote the separation vote from a year or two ago. Mostly older stuff with a couple of new recordings.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, December 30, 2016 9:38 AM
Usually I work in quiet.If anything it's sports talk radio or some sort of ballgame. The hard Rock just gets me keyed up,can't concentrate.

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Posted by Ausfwerks on Friday, December 30, 2016 9:39 AM

WirbelWind106

Anything that is by ABBA

From your locale and avatar, I assume you're a Swede, I amm too, but ABBA? Yikes. Stick out tongue

 

My music tastes run the gamut, I wouldn't even call it eclectic, more like schizophrenic. I'll easily bounce from Roy Orbison to Public Enemy to Mozart to Maiden. 

Lately the Hamilton Mixtape has been on a loop.

I also like listening to the Nerdist podcast. Hardwick has a gift for great conversations with a wide range of people. 

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Posted by lcb248 on Friday, December 30, 2016 10:09 AM

I've always liked the "sound" of Abba...but have never bought any of their stuff.

The main groups in my play list are: Yes, Rush, Dream Theater, Flying Colors, Transatlantic...progressive hard rock. Also have smatterings of The Beatles, ELP, Pink Floyd...and a lot more.

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Posted by echolmberg on Friday, December 30, 2016 10:20 AM

I've got Spotify on my iPad so I'll usually have that playing.  I've got groups like Journey, The Tremeloes, The Bee Gees, Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Croce, John Denver, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins....and yes....ABBA, too.  Headphones

Eric

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, December 30, 2016 10:28 AM

I don't listen to any music or radio. I prefer the peace and quiet when building my kits.

fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, December 30, 2016 12:22 PM

I was trained to be a pianist so the local classical station is set on the radio but I like '40s big band music and '50s & '60s rock and roll too. Once in a while, I like to hear military band music.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by WirbelWind106 on Friday, December 30, 2016 12:44 PM

Ausfwerks

 

 
WirbelWind106

Anything that is by ABBA

 

 

From your locale and avatar, I assume you're a Swede, I amm too, but ABBA? Yikes. Stick out tongue

 

My music tastes run the gamut, I wouldn't even call it eclectic, more like schizophrenic. I'll easily bounce from Roy Orbison to Public Enemy to Mozart to Maiden. 

Lately the Hamilton Mixtape has been on a loop.

I also like listening to the Nerdist podcast. Hardwick has a gift for great conversations with a wide range of people. 

 

I am Swedish, but I too, was like "yikes" when I heard ABBA, but I got a bunch of reords for my birthday, ABBA was one, and I was like "why not?", gave it a try and it's pretty sweet. As for my avatar, it's pretty dank (learned that from my neice), but my profile name refers to the German "Flakpanzer Wirbelwind" of WW2, I was going to do "Luftvarnskanonvagn", which is a Swedish triple-A, but it is a bit too long.  

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, December 30, 2016 1:55 PM

Promise You wont laugh ?

    I am , as you know 73 . I listen to classical yes , but , a lot of contemperary and are you ready ? Electronica , Metallica and of course good old Country .

    My favorite while model Building is music with a driven beat and theme . Such as Flyte of the Valkyries , Rocky  , I like Autobahn by KraftWerk and anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra . Sadly their music ( the latter ) is only Christmas themed . And other strong themes .

     For any vocal stuff I like the old themes for the flag and country and services . Nothing gets my Blood flowing like the " Marine Corps Hymn and the Navy Hymn . Not to forget to mention the Army and Air Force Hymns . Bridge on the River kwai and so on . I must Not forget anything by Pink Floyd

  Pretty much any music . I am old and need some urging . Music gets me wired .  T.B.

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Posted by fermis on Friday, December 30, 2016 2:12 PM

95% of the time, I have Pandora Radio on the PC. "Gamma Ray" is my station. Mostly European "Power Metal"...y'know, dragons and rainbowsStick out tongue. For you metalheads, Gamma Ray was formed by Kai Hansen, who formed Helloween. The musicianship is top notch. Favorites include the 2 already mentioned, along with Sabaton, TYR, Kamelot, Dark Moor, Maiden, Megadeth, Testament, etc.

 

WirbelWind106

Well, here is a question: what do you listen to while you build models? I have my Mom's 1980's sony record and 8-track player, so I listen to albums. Here are some of my favorites

Abbey Road - The Beatles

House of Glass - Billy Joel

Anything that is by ABBA

I walk downstairs to the basement, and It's like the 60's all over. man...... 50-odd years.

so, anyway, what do you listen to while you work?

 

Speaking of Beatles and ABBA....and one of my top favorite bands...check these out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnlk1eL9xVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khLZrXAbTC8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npXc7_3TT_E

Here's another good one...and very well done, I think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mynby0TLbRI

 

So, fellow Swede from Michigan...where abouts in this swampland are you? Are you anywhere the Ann Arbor area? I'm just a wee bit north of there, about half way up to Brighton.

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 30, 2016 2:15 PM

Tanker - Builder

Promise You wont laugh ?

    I am , as you know 73 . I listen to classical yes , but , a lot of contemperary and are you ready ? Electronica , Metallica and of course good old Country .

    My favorite while model Building is music with a driven beat and theme . Such as Flyte of the Valkyries , Rocky  , I like Autobahn by KraftWerk and anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra . Sadly their music ( the latter ) is only Christmas themed . And other strong themes .

     For any vocal stuff I like the old themes for the flag and country and services . Nothing gets my Blood flowing like the " Marine Corps Hymn and the Navy Hymn . Not to forget to mention the Army and Air Force Hymns . Bridge on the River kwai and so on . I must Not forget anything by Pink Floyd

  Pretty much any music . I am old and need some urging . Music gets me wired .  T.B.

 

 

For wired I go to the Ventures if I only need a little, Iron Butterfly for more and Tyco drums (usually Kodo) for getting wound and in the mood to really go to it.

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Friday, December 30, 2016 2:39 PM

Music I listen to? Depends on what mood I'm in. It varies from Wagner Ring Cycle, to Loreena Mckenittt, Faun, Nox Arcana and epic music like 2-steps from Hell and Globus.

https://youtu.be/9qGXqaIhqJc

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 On the bench: Trumpeter Ticongeroga

 

 

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Posted by Greg on Friday, December 30, 2016 7:12 PM

Some good music ideas here.

And I like Abba just fine too. Whistling

Definitely like the Ventures idea. Thanks for that one.

-Greg

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Posted by Ausfwerks on Friday, December 30, 2016 7:51 PM

I forgot the Ventures.

Even my models like the Ventures:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONS58Loi5QY

 

 

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Friday, December 30, 2016 9:46 PM

I have over 2.5 days of music on my iPhone which I shuffle play most times I'm at my bench.  Everything from country to heavy metal, late 1960s to modern.  The music helps isolate me in my work space, blotting out the other sounds in the house.  but no ABBA.  I have to draw the line somewhere  Wink

John

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:57 AM

As a retired proffesional Jazz musician, I of course listen to Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Jazz Messengers, Rasaan Roland Kirk, John Coltrane, and every other jazz musician you can think of!  

I also have to listen to a lot of Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix (One of the greatest guitarist/performer of all time), Rush, and Yes.  Plus the majority of rock music from it's inception to present.

My iPhone has over 4,000 songs.  From jazz, classical, rock, ethnic, etc.  I should just add that music period is in my iPhone!  LOL!

Toshi

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:12 AM

Oh My Gosh !

 I forgot to mention the Ventures ! And  The Beach-Boys . Also " Hooked on Classics . " And Coltrane to start the Jazz .Not to intentionally forget , Kai Windig and his Polynesian takeoffs . lets not forget the Chairman ( Old Blue Eyes to some )  and his rendition of " My Way " And "When I was 17 ".

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Posted by Ausfwerks on Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:19 AM

Toshi

As a retired proffesional Jazz musician, I of course listen to Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Jazz Messengers, Rasaan Roland Kirk, John Coltrane, and every other jazz musician you can think of!  

 

Toshi

 

 

Nice. I'm a huge fan of Charles Mingus. I used to go to the basement of the Time Cafe in Manhattan every Thursday night for the Mingus Big Band. Every week was a different lineup and you never knew would would be on stage or in the audience. The only constant was his widow, Sue graciously hosting.

We used to get invited to sit in on live recordings at Bradleys too. 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:52 AM

The Smiths, Spandau Ballet and ABC of course Smile

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, December 31, 2016 11:49 AM

Ausfwerks
Even my models like the Ventures

Now that's funny. Smile

-Greg

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Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, December 31, 2016 11:59 AM

Loreena McKennit, Russian basso choir, Ahmad Jamal, Brubeck, Davis, any French horn solo work.

Favorite album: Nick Nolte sings hits from the Beach Boys. (:>)

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:33 PM

goldhammer

 

 
Tanker - Builder

Promise You wont laugh ?

    I am , as you know 73 . I listen to classical yes , but , a lot of contemperary and are you ready ? Electronica , Metallica and of course good old Country .

    My favorite while model Building is music with a driven beat and theme . Such as Flyte of the Valkyries , Rocky  , I like Autobahn by KraftWerk and anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra . Sadly their music ( the latter ) is only Christmas themed . And other strong themes .

     For any vocal stuff I like the old themes for the flag and country and services . Nothing gets my Blood flowing like the " Marine Corps Hymn and the Navy Hymn . Not to forget to mention the Army and Air Force Hymns . Bridge on the River kwai and so on . I must Not forget anything by Pink Floyd

  Pretty much any music . I am old and need some urging . Music gets me wired .  T.B.

 

 

 

 

For wired I go to the Ventures if I only need a little, Iron Butterfly for more and Tyco drums (usually Kodo) for getting wound and in the mood to really go to it.

 

I just couldn't see myself working on a model while Ina-godda-Vida was pounding out,pardon my spelling.

fox
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Posted by fox on Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:41 PM

I'll toss in "ABA" and Loreena McKennit to my list also.

Jim  Captain

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   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:37 PM

Tanker - Builder

Oh My Gosh !

 I forgot to mention the Ventures ! And  The Beach-Boys . Also " Hooked on Classics . " And Coltrane to start the Jazz .Not to intentionally forget , Kai Windig and his Polynesian takeoffs . lets not forget the Chairman ( Old Blue Eyes to some )  and his rendition of " My Way " And "When I was 17 ".

 

Those are legends in the music world.   My dad used to (My dad and I play the trumpet.  He's more of the big band player while I played on the opposite side of the spectrum, jazz combo quartet/quintet) for the Chairman, Sammy Davis Junior, Ben Vereen, Airman of Notes, and many other big bands too many to name.  

I would tag along and sit quietly by him while they played.  I never gave a second thought of who he backed up, all I new was that he was my hero.  It was in my teens that I realized who these people were.  He also was a pick up artists in which any big show that came to town, he would be available to play for the show.  One of the biggest shows was with Elvis Presley.  I'll never forget that!  Thank you sir for the memories, I am so happy for this!

Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:47 PM

Ausfwerks

 

 
Toshi

As a retired proffesional Jazz musician, I of course listen to Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Jazz Messengers, Rasaan Roland Kirk, John Coltrane, and every other jazz musician you can think of!  

 

Toshi

 

 

 

 

Nice. I'm a huge fan of Charles Mingus. I used to go to the basement of the Time Cafe in Manhattan every Thursday night for the Mingus Big Band. Every week was a different lineup and you never knew would would be on stage or in the audience. The only constant was his widow, Sue graciously hosting.

We used to get invited to sit in on live recordings at Bradleys too. 

 

Oh, that is so awesome!  Charles Mingus is a legend in the world of jazz.  You are a very lucky person to be able to see the Mingus band and sit in on live recordings at Bradley's as well!  That's just great!  

My band was called Jazz Attack.  It was an off shoot of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.  I played with them for a short stint.  The members of my band ranged from Pharoh Sanders (Played with John Coltrane), Doctor Eddie Henderson (Played with John Coltrane), Sam Baltimore (Marvin Gaye), Bob "Eyarb" Braye (Played with Miles Davis), and many many more artists too many to name here.  

You've brought back fond memories for me.  Thank you so much for everything in allowing me to step back into time long ago!

Toshi

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Posted by Ausfwerks on Saturday, December 31, 2016 3:16 PM

Toshi

 

 
Ausfwerks

 

 
Toshi

As a retired proffesional Jazz musician, I of course listen to Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Jazz Messengers, Rasaan Roland Kirk, John Coltrane, and every other jazz musician you can think of!  

 

Toshi

 

 

 

 

Nice. I'm a huge fan of Charles Mingus. I used to go to the basement of the Time Cafe in Manhattan every Thursday night for the Mingus Big Band. Every week was a different lineup and you never knew would would be on stage or in the audience. The only constant was his widow, Sue graciously hosting.

We used to get invited to sit in on live recordings at Bradleys too. 

 

 

 

Oh, that is so awesome!  Charles Mingus is a legend in the world of jazz.  You are a very lucky person to be able to see the Mingus band and sit in on live recordings at Bradley's as well!  That's just great!  

 

My band was called Jazz Attack.  It was an off shoot of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.  I played with them for a short stint.  The members of my band ranged from Pharoh Sanders (Played with John Coltrane), Doctor Eddie Henderson (Played with John Coltrane), Sam Baltimore (Marvin Gaye), Bob "Eyarb" Braye (Played with Miles Davis), and many many more artists too many to name here.  

You've brought back fond memories for me.  Thank you so much for everything in allowing me to step back into time long ago!

Toshi

 

 

I was lucky to grow up in NYC, there was always something going on, no matter who or what you were into. I saw a lot of up and coming players before they made it, whether is was a Monday night at Cunningham's place or CBGBs before it was popular, just tiny holes in the wall that became icons.

Not just jazz either, hung out in Washington Square with Ozzy and Randy Rhodes on a Saturday afternoon, Steve Harris hanging out on 14th. Good times back in the day.

 

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