- July 30, 2021 at 3:29 pm #525090Stephanie RobertsParticipantRegistered On: May 20, 2020Topics: 10Replies: 850Has thanked: 7366 timesBeen thanked: 3143 times
My music library is quite diverse.
When I started listening to radio at the end of the 70s there were three main themes: Australian rock such as Cold Chisel or The Angels, UK rock in all its forms, and American New Wave such as Talking Heads or Blondie.
As I grew up through the 80s I embraced New Romantic, Post Punk, and New Wave. On top of that lots of Aussie and NZ bands who started in the 70s became better in the 80s such as Cold Chisel, Split Enz, and Dragon.
I have gone on to enjoy Trance and House music as well. My younger brother played it often in the back room and I eventually tagged along.
I also enjoy Jazz and Swing music, Big Band in particular.
My all-time favourite artist is Duran Duran. My favourite song is their theme for James Bond’s A View to A Kill. My favourite albums are 1982’s Rio and 2011’s All You Need Is Now. I’m also looking forward to their new album which will be available in October.
So… that’s my music library. Hoped you enjoyed it.
Love and hugs, Stephanie 💖
- August 24, 2021 at 2:25 am #534795Val’sheril StarsongLadyRegistered On: March 3, 2019Topics: 10Replies: 383Has thanked: 264 timesBeen thanked: 866 times
Where to begin? To start off, I don’t believe in genres, though in reality my love affair with the electric guitar has likely shaped my choices a bit. That said, in no particular order:
Ben Folds Five
Vigilantes of Love
TV on the Radio
The Afghan Whigs
The Postal Service
The Mars Volta
And of course various self-referential bands that won’t mean much to the world at large. Honorable mentions:
The Other Leading Brand
This is by no means an all-inclusive list: my musical philosophy is borrowed from Pokemon after all. 😉
- August 15, 2021 at 5:16 am #531540Stevie SteinerAmbassadorRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 57Replies: 1566Has thanked: 6622 timesBeen thanked: 7898 times
Hi Stephanie, nice library you have there! One thing I have always thought is that music brings us all together, regardless of the genre you may like. My roots are entrenched in the “classic” rock of the 70’s, but I love just about everything. Jazz and the Blues to Rock and Folk. I may listen to Diana Krall and Elton John one day and Roger Waters and Peter Gabriel the next. Carly Simon and Gordon Lightfoot followed by Mozart or Bach – I do love classical music, it is so calming for me. Cultural music such as Indian or Turkish too…. I love it all. Well, except for hard rap, I cannot handle that stuff. I still have my 1982 JVC amplifier and tuner, in good working order 😎. I will say I love my vinyl and would rather spin a disc than download music – it brings me back to a happy place.
And another thing, I love soundtracks! Still have my 44 year old original Star Wars album.
- August 15, 2021 at 3:11 am #531524Paula FDuchessRegistered On: August 7, 2019Topics: 15Replies: 1413Has thanked: 23154 timesBeen thanked: 5590 times
I have been a die hard audiophile since I picked out and bought my first LP. Most of you UK girls will know it, I imagine. I don’t remember what year, but my sis took me to see the movie “Catch Us If You Can” from the Dave Clark Five. I found that soundtrack soon after, and used my allowance to buy it, all of about $4.00 US I think.
My collection has grown exponentially since then, and runs the gamut from ABBA to ZZ Top, with a lot of side branches along the way. Most John Denver is there, some Charlie Daniel’s, Johnny Cash and other country, plus some New Wave and Alt Rock, and even some classical, Irish Folk, way too many types to list. There is NO Rap or hip hop, and I’m not too fond of Death Metal and music that sounds like it hurts to perform.
The numbers of LP’S, cassettes and CD’s probably hits 200 to 300 of each. And there is 9 days of music on my computer media files. The Ipod in my car is full at 928 songs, also.
I have music playing nearly all day, every day, definitely more than the TV is even turned on, which is usually a concert DVD playing through my stereo.
My music is my largest collection of things I like and has helped me cope with a lot of things that made life not so easy. It makes want to dance, sing (which noone should hear but me), and it can even put some tears in my eyes at times too. I do believe that the ability to make music is what sets man above so mu h else on this planet. Whale songs and bird whistling is wonderful to hear, but the ability to make music sets us apart.
- August 8, 2021 at 5:54 am #528658WilmaLadyRegistered On: July 24, 2021Topics: 10Replies: 142Has thanked: 761 timesBeen thanked: 545 times
Being a child of the 60’s I will sprout the usual “If I like it I’ll buy it”
So grew up with Dad’s Jim Reeves, Mum’s Neil Diamond, Step Sister’s Cliff Richards and Step Brother A into Prog rock and Step Brother M Into Quo.
Beatles were a staple at first, Then Gary Glitter and Glam Rock happened (Still love Susie Q)
Queen entered my life with Bohemian Rhapsody and I was hooked on them, but my biggest turn around came with Tubeway Army and “Are friends Electric” and that smashed the gates in and New Romantics entered along with their make up and shiny clothes.
One New Years Eve we were watching Jules Holland and a group called Kaiser Chiefs…Immediately bought that album.
Then after many months of taking the wee wee out of a female colleague I suddenly started liking Take That.
There are lots of other groups and Individual artists as well but far too many to mention.
Needless to say I love music.
- August 15, 2021 at 4:33 am #531536Zsazsa PushkinBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: July 11, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 23Has thanked: 71 timesBeen thanked: 76 times
Wilma, Tubeway Army with Gary Numan brings back memories. I remember buying a couple of cassettes at a Hemel Hempstead weekend market in the late 80s. Then I discovered Hazel O’Connor from a girlfriend, and a gay friend got me into Erasure and Depeche Mode. Still love them all. Zsazsa
- July 31, 2021 at 3:25 pm #525577Debra SweetLadyRegistered On: June 21, 2021Topics: 0Replies: 75Has thanked: 1129 timesBeen thanked: 329 times
Oh shephanie you found my weakness while i don’t have the collection like you for years I used to play blues harmonica in a few bands.Started in the late 70’s up to the early 90’s.The music that was on stage with us was magic.Seeing your post of all the type’s that you have brought back a lot of great memories. Thank you so much
- July 31, 2021 at 2:14 pm #525547Grace ScarlettBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 120Replies: 2824Has thanked: 10449 timesBeen thanked: 16016 times
Pass chez grace most evenings and you could hear just about any type of music. I love almost anything….except Rap ( the C is silent 😂 ).
I find it really difficult to pick favourites because for me it’s a mood thing…i could have played Queen yesterday, Dusty Springfield today and Pink Floyd tomorrow, depending on how I feel at the time.
- July 31, 2021 at 3:12 pm #525567Stephanie RobertsPrincessRegistered On: May 20, 2020Topics: 10Replies: 850Has thanked: 7366 timesBeen thanked: 3143 times
I totally understand. There’s always something to listen to no matter what mood you’re in.
I’m not a rap fan either. A few exceptions though, including The Wham Rap, and Blondie’s Rapture.
Love, Stephanie 💖
- July 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm #525574Grace ScarlettBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 120Replies: 2824Has thanked: 10449 timesBeen thanked: 16016 times
- July 31, 2021 at 1:46 pm #525533Amber ScottDuchessRegistered On: June 30, 2019Topics: 5Replies: 135Has thanked: 183 timesBeen thanked: 548 times
My library is extensive to say the least. I like to say Punk to Funk. I’ve been collecting for 45 yrs. Over the yrs I have thinned it out. Currently I have left about 2K LPs, about 4k 45’s and 3k CD’s. Not including about 1K items in my Blondie collection (45’s, 12 inchers and LPs), 1k+ in my Stiff collection that is mostly 45’s and about 500 Rolling Stones records. Over the past decade I have focused on album awards, autographs and original artwork. When people come over their jaw drops. All my walls are covered in artwork, autographs and awards, except the bedroom and bathroom. I keep that feminine. Yup, I’ve got it bad.
Be safe. Love and Peace.
BTW. If any of you are wondering if something you have might be worth anything, contact me. I will try and give you an honest evaluation. There are many variables in what makes an item valuable.
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- July 30, 2021 at 5:39 pm #525125Beth GreenLadyRegistered On: February 24, 2021Topics: 27Replies: 455Has thanked: 2406 timesBeen thanked: 2357 times
I’m a DJ so comparing my library is unfair. I haven’t taken inventory for awhile but I know I have over 2000 artists. Not entire albums but selected singles. I do have a lot of greatest hits albums. My genre’s extend from 1929 (Greatest of Early Big Bands) through WWII big band, 50’s crooners and jazz, 60’s early rock and roll, 70’s rock, 80’s hair bands. You get the idea, up all the way to the latest dub step with side branches to disco, acid rock, heavy metal, punk, girl bands, electronic. Then there’s country. From classic 40’s cowboys to cry in your beer 50’s and 60’s to new country (they label it “new country” every 10 years. It’s now more reminiscent of 60’s rock and roll.) Other collections include Classical (my favorites Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Ravel), Broadway and movie music, with a branch into every song that has been in a Disney cartoon or movie (it’s a lot! Did that for a theme party).
I lost count how many titles I have. I know it’s over 6000. I can’t even keep track of it all. I have two laptops, so I can search for a song on one while playing on the other. Plus four memory sticks that carry everything as backup.
And with all that music I still get stumped by requests for something I don’t have. DJ’s are supposed to know everything and have everything.
- July 30, 2021 at 4:15 pm #525103Alice UnderwireLadyRegistered On: September 16, 2019Topics: 52Replies: 3892Has thanked: 4783 timesBeen thanked: 8767 times
Your Music library is quite extensive as are your music interests. I started listening to AM radio in the mid to late 60’s. Found FM a few yesrd later. Bought my first turntable in 1968 and My first lp was The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s album. The vinyl collection grew after that covering pop, rock, r&b, jazz and other genres.
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