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greg dahlen

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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 really enjoy all genres of music.

    I enjoy listening to Shania Twain...country.....some of her songs have a great beat....and great lyrics.


    I also enjoy Adele.....pop.....her voice is so rich and the beat of the songs are contagious.......makes your head bop up and down as you listen.


    Simon and Garfunkel's music is also a favorite of mine......it is very relaxing.


    And of course, if the song has a science lesson in it......well then, you can't go wrong (one of my kid's favorites):)


    Probably the only kind of music that I don't enjoy listening to would be hard rock, and rap....
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      Jan 27 2013: Thank you, Mary. What in your mind is a "great beat," after all technically we could say a beat is a beat. Is it a particular sound on the drums? Or perhaps the drums are higher volume in the mix? Or......?

      All of these are nice. It's cool listening to these great links, I believe it's opening my mind to music I wouldn't have listened to otherwise.

      I'll ask you the same question I asked Haley above: do you think there's music that women particularly enjoy, as there supposedly is "chick lit" and "chick flicks." What about a particular song might a woman enjoy more?

      You can listen to a couple of songs I like via my response to Haley above. But I tell you, hearing all this great music from you guys, I'm not as crazy about the stuff I've always liked. However, I'll mention one more I like, which is "A Million Miles Away" by the Plimsouls. Look for the official video, possibly from Sony.
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        Jan 31 2013: To me a great beat is one that makes me tap my fingers and gets me moving....
        Check out what I mean by "Beat".....


        Of course, I wish I could dance like that.....but for now I'm happy being a spectator.

        I also value the words of a song.... it's message...

        Bette Midler's song "From a Distance"......has a powerful message


        And "The Rose" has some truths we all need to hear:


        I think that different people like different music.....my taste is very diversified.

        I suppose the older we get as women, we enjoy calmer kinds of music.......but that may also be true for men.

        I however really enjoy singing along to a great tune that makes me happy, regardless of genre.

        Music is so important in life. When you teach your little ones to appreciate all kinds of music, I think their minds really expand.

        TED has exposed me to some great music:



        Nellie McKay....who is just fabulous


        Oh, and I must share this last one.....I truly enjoy listening to it while sitting outside enjoying the warmth of the day and sipping a cold drink with my eyes closed.

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          Feb 10 2013: Thanks, Mary. Funny, I didn't find the beat that enchanting in the dance video. Wonder if beat is in the ear of the beholder?

          The David Holt is fantastic.

          I haven't listened to Nellie McKay yet. Do me a favor and write something at the top of the conversation, and when I listen to Nellie I'll write back.

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