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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
WHAT would you all choose, from this musical smorgasbord?
Poll: WHAT would you all choose, from this musical smorgasbord?
romances 0 / 0%
mexicana 2 / 1%
tropicales 2 / 1%
pop latino 1 / 0%
musica latino 3 / 1%
musica urbana 1 / 0%
light classical 16 / 6%
classical masterpieces 25 / 10%
easy listening 6 / 2%
singers+swing 6 / 2%
blues 6 / 2%
jazz 9 / 3%
smooth jazz 3 / 1%
soundscapes 4 / 2%
sounds of the seasons 6 / 2%
contempary  christian 4 / 2%
classical country 9 / 3%
true country 5 / 2%
today's country 1 / 0%
toddler tunes 0 / 0%
kids only 1 / 0%
stage+screen 12 / 5%
party favorites 2 / 1%
solid gold oldies 12 / 5%
70's 11 / 4%
80's 9 / 3%
90's 7 / 3%
pop hits 5 / 2%
soft rock 7 / 3%
adult and classic alternative 7 / 3%
metal 3 / 1%
rock 8 / 3%
retro rock 8 / 3%
classic rock 17 / 6%
reggae 3 / 1%
gospel 4 / 2%
r+b soul 5 / 2%
r+b classics 7 / 3%
throwback jamz 0 / 0%
rap (uncentured) 3 / 1%
dance/electronica 3 / 1%
mix tape 1 / 0%
hip hop and r+b 5 / 2%
hit list 0 / 0%
Other choices  14 / 5%
263 total votes


Apr 20 2012, 2:01pm

Post #1 of 17 (582 views)
WHAT would you all choose, from this musical smorgasbord? Can't Post

This list is, for diplomatic reasons, is all inclusive. It is all that which is available on the TV cable box at home. Something that i find more valuable all the time, to get away from the growing badgerment of commmercials. It is i think, when one turns on the 'boob tube' that you turn it on to get some programming along with the bulk of the commercial venue.
But enough rantiment. You may choose more that one answer and please elaborate on what moves you.


Apr 20 2012, 4:48pm

Post #2 of 17 (317 views)
Pretty much anything but the really twangy country. [In reply to] Can't Post

And antyhing with nasty lyrics is out, too.

I don't listen to the mexicana stuff, but I don't think it would grate on my nerves the way twang does.


Apr 20 2012, 6:13pm

Post #3 of 17 (331 views)
It would have been easier to pick the genres I don't like. [In reply to] Can't Post

Favourite: Soul/R&B
Middle: just about everything else.
Can't stand: New country.

Oh and most retro rock is called "stripper rock" in these parts... *shudder*

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Apr 20 2012, 6:15pm)


Apr 20 2012, 8:29pm

Post #4 of 17 (301 views)
It really depends on mood and circumstance. [In reply to] Can't Post

I marked "classical masterpieces" because I generally prefer classical music, but there are times I like classic jazz, classic rock, or even bluegrass!


Apr 20 2012, 8:42pm

Post #5 of 17 (330 views)
My cloice(s) for 'Other' [In reply to] Can't Post

- Anime
- J-pop
- Progressive rock & jazz


Apr 21 2012, 5:07pm

Post #6 of 17 (288 views)
I listen to anything once [In reply to] Can't Post

But some of my favourite genres are choral (secular and religious), early music, classical, folk, african, bollywood, the kind of blues that is rock rather than jazz-based, swing, the occasional pop-rock, a good soundtrack, depends on mood... I enjoy rap music/hip-hop too, but some I censor some I don't. Unfortunately, clumsy censoring often spoils the rhythm.

My 10 'Desert Island' pieces, if anyone's interested; These change nearly every month! Laugh

- Brewer, Hamba Lulu
- Vaughn Williams, Seventeen Come Sunday
-' Radha Kaise Na Jale' from 'Lagaan'
- A Kate Rusby track
- Kathryn Tickell, F-G Set
- Howells, Magnificat from the Collegium Regale
- Rose, Responses
- Badelt, He's a Pirate (From PotC)
- Spamalot, You Won't Succeed on Broadway
- Fowlis, Hug Air A' Bhonaid Mhoir


Apr 21 2012, 7:03pm

Post #7 of 17 (284 views)
mood-dependent [In reply to] Can't Post

My music choices depend a lot on mood, and on the mood I'm trying to create for myself. I listen to a lot of classical and folk music in the evenings when I want to relax. But if I am cleaning the house or cooking, I'll often listen to cheesy pop music, or classic rock, or jazz. If I'm driving for any length of time, I prefer something loud with a good beat. And if I'm feeling worked up in a way where I need to vent, I'll go for Muse or something equally overwrought. Variety is the spice of life!

It's interesting because Mr. H.H. grew up in a household where the TV is on, constantly. So that's his default background noise of choice, while mine is music. I find the TV actively grating, so we try to find a balance.


Apr 21 2012, 11:59pm

Post #8 of 17 (274 views)
I picked pretty much everything [In reply to] Can't Post

My music tastes are pretty eclectic, and generally I can listen to any genre at anytime. The best way I describe my music tastes is from the Jay Geils Band to Jay Z, from Tchaikovsky to Taylor Swift, from the Beach Boys to Bing Crosby, and A-Ha to Avicii! So yeah, I can pretty much listen to anything!

(This post was edited by Spencissimus on Apr 22 2012, 12:02am)

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Apr 22 2012, 12:32am

Post #9 of 17 (308 views)
What, no Celtic! [In reply to] Can't Post

I selected a bunch of those types, but some days the heart just needs Clannad or Gaelic Storm or other performers of the Gaelic/Celtic tradition! Smile

Tol Eressea

Apr 22 2012, 5:25am

Post #10 of 17 (311 views)
All of the above (Well, almost, but not quite) [In reply to] Can't Post

I am more drawn to some genres than others, but I can usually enjoy at least some of any kind of music. But I would also add to your list various "World" music and genres such as Hawaiian, American Indian and others - traditional, folk, and contemporary.

Aunt Dora Baggins

Apr 22 2012, 12:59pm

Post #11 of 17 (266 views)
Other [In reply to] Can't Post

What I really love in music is the music I grew up with doing international folk dancing. Turkish, Israeli, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, Albanian, etc. That and old British Isles folk songs of the sort sung by John Roberts and Tony Barrand.

I did pick a few of your choices, like classical and old country. I'm picky, though. I love Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Vivaldi, but *not* Brahams, Schumann, or Chopin. And I grew up listening to Johnny Cash, and was lucky enough to see him perform in concert once.

Even though I was a teenager in the late 60s and early 70s, I didn't listen much to popular music then. It was only after I met Uncle Baggins in 1975 that he introduced me to the music of the Beatles and Moody Blues and so on. The only rock music I really know is Jesus Christ Superstar.

And I love hymns, particularly Christmas carols, but all kinds of hymns. When we sing in church, I rarely have to consult the hymnal because I already know the words.

Not long ago my daughter had the idea of making a "personal hymnal", listing music that felt like hymns to her even though they might not be. I was inspired to make my own list. Here it is (though it keeps growing and changing):

Over the Rainbow


Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Rainbow Connection

Bitola [a Macedonian folk dance song of longing for a hometown]

Kendime [a Turkish folk dance song about being true to one's self]

In Western Lands [Sam's song of hope in Mordor]

Under African Skies [from Graceland. The wordless chorus is what transports me]

Gonzo's Wishing Song

I See the Light [from Tangled]

There's a Light [from Rocky Horror Picture Show]

Well I Wonder [from Cotton Patch Gospel]

Iridescent [Linkin Park]

Row On ["Row on, another day may shine with brighter light. Ply, ply the oars and pull away; there's dawn beyond the night."]

Song of Seikilos

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life


We are a Gentle Angry People [we sang this at the candlelight vigil for Matt Shepard when he was dying]

Dona Nobis Pacem [we sang this at the candlelight vigil for Matt Shepard when he was dying]

O We Give Thanks for this Precious Day [I sang this to my mom before she died]

May We Have Safe Passage [I sang this to my mom just after she died]

How Great Thou Art [sung at services for my great-grandmother and my two grandmothers]

This is my Song, Oh God of all the Nations [we sang this at Buckhorn after 9-11]

May Nothing Evil Cross this Door [we sang this after Columbine and 9-11]

Amazing Grace [we sang this when Tom Sutherland came home from captivity]

A Long Long Way the Sea-Winds Blow

This is my Father's [or Mother's] World

Abide With Me

Now on Land and Sea Descending

Now the Green Blade Riseth

Be Thou my Vision

God of Grace and God of Glory

Stables [Peter Mayer's great Christmas carol]

Blue Boat Home

Lord of the Dance

Lady of the Seasons' Laughter

We Shall Overcome

There's a River Flowing in my Soul

There is More Love Somewhere

How Can I Keep from Singing

Long Live God [from Godspell]


Apr 22 2012, 1:26pm

Post #12 of 17 (245 views)
Country// [In reply to] Can't Post

I like Country music as well as the 90's.


Apr 22 2012, 4:17pm

Post #13 of 17 (258 views)
Thank you [In reply to] Can't Post

for sharing that meaningful list with us. May I also add a personal thank you for pointing me in the direction of 'There's a River flowing in my Soul' - I'd never heard it before, and it's just what I needed at the moment. Smile


Apr 26 2012, 3:01am

Post #14 of 17 (251 views)
Well, this turned out more balanced than i thought. [In reply to] Can't Post

 3 of the 4 top ones i thought would be favorites here.

And i figured at least dernwyn and Aunt Dora would need an 'other'. Heck, i got a celtic tape CD myself:).

Thanks for all your votes.

Grey Havens

Apr 26 2012, 5:03pm

Post #15 of 17 (227 views)
Yeah, like Lunasa or Altan or Loreena McKennit or, or, or... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm with ya, dernwyn! and so's Beamer - Celtic's her favorite! 'Course, we love movie soundtracks, and my training is in opera singing, so sil's cable company is missing some options... but still, a fun poll!

Forum Admin / Moderator

Apr 26 2012, 11:59pm

Post #16 of 17 (311 views)
...Natalie MacMaster? [In reply to] Can't Post


Hey, you're right, Opera is not on the list! Shocked

Grey Havens

Apr 27 2012, 3:54am

Post #17 of 17 (350 views)
Oh, yes, definitely include Natalie MacMaster! [In reply to] Can't Post

and the Proclaimers, and Dougie MacLean, and Bryn Terfel...
gotta give the Scots and Welsh equal time with the Irish and Canadians!


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