wolfiess wrote: i grew up in Edinburgh and when i moved back after uni i moved right to the heart of the city and there used to be a man who played the bagpipes right under my window every morning for a year it kinda puts you off a bit lol
I have a fair bit of Scots and Irish blood (my maiden name was Gove which means smith - of the Jason kind) and I love to hear the pipes, but just one at a time please, not a whole band and certainly not everyday and most definitely not
as an alarm - doesn't the Queen get that when she's at Balmoral? *shudders*
I also think there's a type of music that suits the pipes and it's not
Have kept out of this as I'm really 'off' most sounds atm - have overdone the sensory input recently
I can't even stand Birdsong Radio and I have the real thing just outside in the garden so it's not really needed
My tastes are very eclectic and includes some country, mainly written by both Dolly and Parton PMSL (though little western save perhaps the Blues Bros version of Rawhide!
) punk; glam-rock - I still like Glitterrock too even though the man's a slimeball - dosen't mean the music's crap and the Glitterband were AMAZING live with the 2 full drum kits on stage -their drum 'solos' truly rocked! Was like an earthquake!
What else? David Bowie's been there all along although I didn't enjoy the Thin White Duke phase too much, but the music was mostly excellent then; Queen too and although they've lost Freddy
they're still right up there and those vids are all works of art; Bob Marley; Eddie Grant; Police; Jethro Tull - Ian Anderson is an utter god and loves cats too!
; Ultravox before and with Ure; Thin Lizzy; Boomtown Rats; Spandau and Duran; Thompson Twins...
... and then it gets a little vague and I started to diversify into more classical stuff - adore Beethoven and Handel and opera as well, especially Puccini and Wagner - have you ever driven in a thunderstorm with Ride of the Valkyries playing on the CD - it's brilliant
Rap/Hip-Hop I mostly don't like but if I have to Eminem's pretty cool if weird. Hey Chris - guess what? I love Howard Shore too - especially LotR