Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sunshine and Music



Just a pretty picture to post here. Our neighbours bought a lovely little sailboat "Katy Rose, Shoal Bay". It's a Whitehall boat, just a little jewel with beautiful teak and brass trim. The weather hasn't been up to much here lately though. I think the rest of you have been getting the weather that is usually Victoria's.

Peter and I were out bombing around in his little convertible yesterday. It's got a very nice sound system but we're virtually incompatible when it comes to music, so we had three cd's we could agree on: Abba, Cyndi Lauper, and Roy Orbison. A pretty sad commentary, isn't it? The garbage Peter listens to is unbelievable! Of course he'd say the same thing about my music. I like John McCormack, The Goombay Dance Band, Andrea Bocelli, piano music, some opera. I quite like Dean Martin. I can handle Rod Stewart singing the American songbook - don't like his voice much, but the music is pleasant. The music from "Chicago" is good. The one cd I'd choose if I could have only one is "Andrea Bocelli Sings Sacred Music". I'd be interested in hearing about your favourites.

10 Comments:

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Debra Hamel said...

Works fine for me now!

Anyway, I was going to say that I really don't listen to music much anymore. There are two reasons, one that the CD player in my car broke and I don't care about fixing it, the other being that the children have for so long owned the airwaves, if you will. I've taken to listening to talk radio in the car, but I'm not even in the car that much. Anyway, when I'm alone I tend not to listen to music either, because when I'm at the computer it's distracting.

That said, one of my favorites has long been Nanci Griffith, though I haven't bought the last couple CDs. Funny how the interest in music has fallen off, though I was never very musical.

 
At 7:28 PM, Blogger Susan said...

I've never even heard of Nanci Griffith! I'm going to have to look her up, see what kind of music she does.

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Minx said...

Many bloggers post up their music tastes. If I did that I would have no room to blog!
The MD and I possess a huge collection, sounds for every occasion. I have been listening to 'tarantellas' tonight whilst I cooked tea and I have 'Blues' in the car to sing on the way to work!

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Susan said...

I like your eclectic tastes, Minx! I was thinking last night about some rather strange music I like too...There are some German heavy-metal bands (I hear my sons playing the music) that are actually quite good, with deep, rumbling elements that I enjoy. There's also some seriously 'young' stuff that I like and it never fails to get the kids laughing "hahaha, Mum likes...(whoever they are)!" And Cleo Laine! Wonderful, mellow voice!

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous skint writer said...

not really bothered about music - I appreciate good stuff like Nina Simone, Led Zeppelin, Eminem, most of Sergeant Pepper's, Massive Attack, and of course the awesome Goldie Lookin Chain

but not really bothered

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Oh, I really hate Goldie Lookin Chain. I'm sure he/she/it is very nice to his/her/its mother, but I'm just not a fan of rap. Eminem seems a little twitty to me..don't really know the others. That's o.k., it takes a lot of colour to make a rainbow and you can listen to anything you want when you visit - just please keep the volume fairly low!

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous skint writer said...

GLC - Goldie Looking Chain is really a comedy act, they're on the wane now anyway. It's not the music, it's the craic.

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Oh, I'll go back and see if I can pick up more at that site, Skint. Another fine word you've taught me!

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger Minx said...

Duck Skint, here come the arrows!!
Goldie Looking Chain??? Never mind the arrows, you should be stoned (oh dear poor choice of word there).
I am with you on Nina and Massive Attack, also into Grandaddy, Fried, Zero 7, Jack Johnson (who isn't), Kaiser Chiefs, Chilli Peppers (saw them not long ago), Coldplay, Athlete, Air, see, I could go on for hours.
For absolute utter and complete relaxation with a large mug of chai I listen to Raphael - 'Music To Disappear In'...bliss.........

 
At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Maxine said...

Lord of the Rings by Howard Shore, 3 CDs. In the car, in the house, anywhere. Pure brilliance!

Apart from that, I love loads of classical music, and early Bowie (Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust), Paul Simon's Graceland, Coldplay XY, I even like Katie Melua, but Cathy does go to her old school. I suppose most people would find it these choices pretty boring compared with the exotic sounding stuff above. LIke Debra, I spent many years not keeping up with the music I used to like, and having to listen to nursery rhymes, followed by HP et al, and then fresh horrors until the acquisition of an IPOd by said horror generator left some "sound space".

 

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