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Who is your favorite individual or group musical performer? Favorite genre? Why?

My favorite genre is rock because it's fast and exciting. Currently my favorite group is Los Lobos, a Latin influence rock band from East Los Angeles (my favorite band changes frequently). I like their music cause it's fast and exciting but has a certain softness to it.

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    Jan 24 2013: I enjoy a wide variety of sounds. I enjoy listening to trance, choir music, reggae, and a wide range of artists from Moby to the African Children's Choir. It depends on my mood. Here are a couple fantastic songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3js4WQKdqE Rain Dance- Adiemus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjAoBKagWQA All is Full of Love- Bjork
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      Jan 27 2013: Thanks, Haley. Those are both really cool. How would you describe that music in words, "dreamy," "cloud-like," or what? How did you find the Adiemus?

      I was wondering, do you think there's music women like more? They say there's "chick lit" (chick literature), literature that women like more, and "chick flicks," movies that women like more. Maybe music is the same way?


      What moods do you go through, and what music do you listen to in each mood? Do you know why your mood changes?


      I'll send you a link to two songs I like. Let me know how they strike you:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh8zcbC_Dcw
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT-gLHVTBc0
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        Jan 27 2013: Hmm I would say dreamy.
        Sometimes when I feel just in a fine mood I can listen to anything, most likely I would listen to something upbeat. When I am angry I may listen to something more like A Perfect Circle. Last night I was listening to music in the car, I was listening to Lateralus from Tool that my boyfriend introduced to me, and it was very trance-like. There were hardly any lyrics and the sounds kind of took me away. But often times I listen to music with romantic lyrics, like I think a lot of women do. Women usually seek romance, and romantic lyrics seem fitting for most of us. haha. I can't explain why. I found the Adiemus song after searching for a song named Adiemus that I sang in choir, then I came upon Rain Dance.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX__4aHwYzM Adiemus by Karl Jenkins

        I am listening to the Velvet Underground song. It reminds me of something I would listen to during the summer. Very calm. I like it. I haven't looked into all of the lyrics much, so I am not in particularly paying attention to them. If I read what they were or knew the lyrics being sang, to me it changes the listening experience.

        Social Distortion sounds familiar to me, I am wondering if I have heard it before. It sounds unique to me, I like it more than the Velvet Underground song. Both are good songs in my opinion. Thanks for sharing them with me!
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          Jan 28 2013: Thanks, Haley. I've been checking out Tool and Perfect Circle, not bad. It sounds like stoner music to me?

          I was wondering, when you listened to the Velvet Underground, you were able to listen to the music and not the singer? I can't do this, my ear and brain naturally go to the singer first. How do you do that?

          Do you see a connection between your mood and what you listen to? For instance, when happy do you listen to happy music, sad listen to sad, etc.? Or maybe it's the opposite, when happy listen to sad music?

          You said you're sometimes angry? What makes you angry? It seems to me most women have a grouchiness to them that can quickly flare into anger. I wonder where that comes from?

          You talk quite well about music. Are you planning to have a career, or be a homemaker? Perhaps you could be a music critic, write about music for a living.

          If you like, reply at the top. Here's another link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIxgBMNhsKU

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