15 April, 2011

A-Z Blogging Challenge: M Stands For: Music

A break from the science today.

This time, I just have some videos:

What's your favorite kind of music? Do you have a favorite song/musical work?

-----The Golden Eagle


Josh Hoyt said...

This is awesome music. I love classical music. I enjoy all types of music and really can't say I have a favorite. I tend to stay away from the rap and heavy metal type stuff but I do enjoy the new age music. I have even come to the point where I can listen to some scream music.

RJR said...

an interesting mix, I love classical music. Its interesting that decades later this stuff still influences contemporary music.


Michael Di Gesu said...

Great mix! I love all types of music from classical to Jazz to top 40 to latino .... If it has a exceptional orchestration and vocals I LOVE it.

Old Kitty said...

Yay!!! A lovely selection for me to listen to over the weekend!! Yes, I'm at work and can't play these now but they look ever so good!! Thank you! Take care

Emily Rose said...

I love classical, I just find it so calming (or uplifting). These are great songs!

The Golden Eagle said...

Josh: Glad you enjoyed!

I don't listen to rap/metal, either. Never heard of scream . . . LOL.

RJR: It is interesting! :)

Have you seen the Pachelbel video where the comedian who hates Canon in D demonstrates just how far that influence goes?

Michael: Thanks!

Same here. :D

Old Kitty: You're welcome! I hope you enjoy listening to them this weekend.

Emily: Classical does that for me, too. :)

Siv Maria said...

Always have been a big fan of Edvard Grieg, no big surprise I guess. The song of Norway is a movie based on his life and music. You should see it, an oldy but goodie.

Lauracea said...

Lovely eclectic mix. I adore Fingle's Cave by Mendelssohn, Ravel's Bolero and sooooo many others.
Thanks for this, nice and calming.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, that is more horns than I've listened to for years. :)

laughingwolf said...

gotta LOVE that snoopy! lol

Michelle Merrill said...

Those are some great songs! I don't really have a favorite song or even a favorite genre. It all depends on what mood I'm in.

Spacerguy said...

Thankyou for finding music that made me feel quite wonderful and at ease.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Nice! Thank for the musical peace! :)


M.J. Fifield said...

A great collection of music clips. I like any type of music. There really isn't anything I don't like but I particularly love music that comes with strong lyrics.

Lynda R Young said...

I don't really have a favourite music because it all depends on my mood. Great selection of music here btw :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I appreciate all forms, although progressive and heavy rock are my favorites. And I believe if those older composers were alive today, the music they created would lean toward progressive and hard rock! (Especially when you consider bands like TSO.)

GigglesandGuns said...

Great selections and a wonderful break. Thanks.

TheyCallMeVarmit said...

Very nice music sampler here...much enjoyed this post. As for my type of music, I pretty much listen to everything...always on the lookout for a style I haven't heard yet.

again, wonderful post!

Stratoz said...

I love all music, but Jazz is currently my favorite, so thanks very much for the Marsalis dudes!

The Golden Eagle said...

Siv: It sounds like a good movie! :)

Lauracea: There are so many great pieces of music out there!

You're welcome!

Charles: LOL. I listen to two Maurice Andre CDs we have often . . . so a lot of horns. :P

Laughingwolf: Definitely. :D

Michelle: Same here. Sometimes I prefer darker, slower music, and sometimes fast and more upbeat is what I want to hear.

Spaceguy: You're very welcome! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the music.

Elizabeth: You're welcome!

M.J.: I'm fussy about the lyrics in the songs I listen to--if there's a line that doesn't sound right or some other meaning in them, then I won't like the song as much as I would otherwise.

Lynda: Mood plays a part in what I listen to as well. :)


Alex: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly focuses on part of that, actually--it was interesting to read about how an 1700s composer might react to contemporary music.

Have you ever seen the Christmas story TSO did? It's sad, but a good show. :)

Mary: You're welcome! :)

Varmit: Glad you enjoyed the post!

I'm pretty selective in what I listen to; if it's not Classical, Jazz, or some other genre I listen to often it takes me time to adjust. :P

Thank you!

Stratoz: You're welcome! I listen to that CD often--it's so much fun to hear Linus and Lucy, and the other jazz pieces. :)

Theres just life said...

I like all kinds of music, classical, rock, country western, new age, jazz, show tunes, you name it. If the arrangement is good and the vocals are well done, I like it.
Not much into Rap. To me it is just talking to a beat. But that being said there has been one or two I have liked.

Pamela Jo

Tomara Armstrong said...

great selection. I am all over the place when it comes to music. I am still really loving Freelance Whales after about a year, and my latest WIP is inspired by their Weathervanes CD :-)

Edith F. said...


My latest discovery is Smithsonian Folkways recordings of bluegrass musicians. It particularly struck me that most of the songs seem to have been written by real people, about real life. "High on a mountain, wind blowin' free, thinkin' 'bout the days that used to be..."


The Golden Eagle said...

Pamela: For most genres, it's the same with me--it's just a few types of music that I don't really like.

Rap isn't my thing, either. It's too much like a monotone. :P

Tomara: Cool! :)

Edith: There are some good bluegrass lyrics--but I usually end up focusing on the instrumental part. LOL. They play so fast!