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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2017, 08:04:13 AM »
Rap... I just can't
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Neither can most people of intellect. Funny how the connection between the degradation of innercity coincides with the collapse of music.
In other words, society reversed to its most rudimentary of properties of dog eat dog, and music followed suit to it's most basic of principles, "the rhythmic beat."
Music is all about numerical complexities commingling in a creative outcome, while rap is as basic as it gets, ABC, 123, thump.
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2017, 09:05:36 AM »
I doubt you'll like my taste in pop, based on your taste in modern music.
I'm an old Doo Wop and bubblegum kind of guy. :biggrin:

That is me.
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2017, 10:08:53 AM »
What is your favourite?

I love Russian opera, my fav is Ruslan and Ludmila, also Boris Godunov. German and Italian operas are beautiful too.

I have no favorites, as I love all music.  Growing up my first 10+ years we had to listen to all music, it was mother law!   A tube radio was all we had for a good many years.   Next came and old hand crank phonograph.   :lol:
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2017, 11:34:10 AM »
I have no favorites, as I love all music.  Growing up my first 10+ years we had to listen to all music, it was mother law!   A tube radio was all we had for a good many years.   Next came and old hand crank phonograph.   :lol:
Oh, rich people. :biggrin:
We didn't get a record player till 63s, and the old TV was the size of a small fridge with an 11" screen.
That changed with our first new Zenith B&W 16". :woot:
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2017, 12:04:26 PM »
Oh, rich people. :biggrin:
We didn't get a record player till 63s, and the old TV was the size of a small fridge with an 11" screen.
That changed with our first new Zenith B&W 16". :woot:


LOL we had to move into the city to get TV, mid-1960s and it was color.  An old one from my uncle that was in radio and TV repair.  Got the TV signal out of Spokane Wa.  The hand crank player was also a hand me down from my uncle. 
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2017, 12:41:19 PM »

LOL we had to move into the city to get TV, mid-1960s and it was color.  An old one from my uncle that was in radio and TV repair.  Got the TV signal out of Spokane Wa.  The hand crank player was also a hand me down from my uncle.
COLOR? ?? Snob! Make that, rich snob!   :lol:
Yeah, back then a new TV was like buying a new car today, and yes our's too was a hand me down on its last leg and probably cost $500.0 new in the 40s.
Even though the transmitter was only 10 miles away, the signal was crap because they were only trying to reach the city proper, and didn't care about the outskirts of town.
But oddly enough we could get San Francisco better at times, and the signal still sucked.
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2017, 04:20:28 AM »
COLOR? ?? Snob! Make that, rich snob!   :lol:
Yeah, back then a new TV was like buying a new car today, and yes our's too was a hand me down on its last leg and probably cost $500.0 new in the 40s.
Even though the transmitter was only 10 miles away, the signal was crap because they were only trying to reach the city proper, and didn't care about the outskirts of town.
But oddly enough we could get San Francisco better at times, and the signal still sucked.

My first color TV in 1966 was over $600 which was more than my monthly salary.
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2017, 05:44:25 AM »
My first color TV in 1966 was over $600 which was more than my monthly salary.

Rich bastard! :biggrin:
Yep, I remember the neighbors nearly getting a divorce over it, she demanded one, as well as air conditioning.
I remember the arguments today, 5 houses down and across the street, and I heard, "I'm only a NASA engineer, I'm expendable, they could cut my position at anytime, and here you want to live like a God damn Queen"?

They stayed together and she got her TV and air, I think the compromise was his wanting a son, which he got.
Yeah, those were luxuries most people only dreamed of.
I grew up without it and Sacto. had some miserably hot nights in the summer, dad finally got air conditioning 30 years after I moved out, he hated the idea of air, never even bought a car with it, just from another era.
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2017, 05:48:45 AM »
You guys are funny, we didn't own a colour TV until 2001 (shared with 10 other families), our toilet was 8 metres from the house and we had only one electrical outlet for the whole village, we shared :)

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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2017, 06:31:18 AM »
You guys are funny, we didn't own a colour TV until 2001 (shared with 10 other families), our toilet was 8 metres from the house and we had only one electrical outlet for the whole village, we shared :)
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Thanks for putting things in perspective. Your lifestyle is something today's generation could never begin to imagine.
What you lived through makes people appreciate the little things in life, like a homeless man getting quality shoes, something everyone takes for granted.
I know what it's like to live a bare essentials life, did it for years in sacrifice for a better life one day, but today kids in the US can't even imagine a life without a phone, let alone electricity.

I wish we could ship all of these kids to 3rd world countries for a year.
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2017, 06:35:57 AM »
:thumbsup:
Thanks for putting things in perspective. Your lifestyle is something today's generation could never begin to imagine.
What you lived through makes people appreciate the little things in life, like a homeless man getting quality shoes, something everyone takes for granted.
I know what it's like to live a bare essentials life, did it for years in sacrifice for a better life one day, but today kids in the US can't even imagine a life without a phone, let alone electricity.

I wish we could ship all of these kids to 3rd world countries for a year.

Honestly, I didn't feel like we lived a 3'rd world type of lifestyle, people worked very hard but were happy. Elders are taken care of, youth get university degrees, some after working hard get to study abroad. We didn't have a telephone until 2007, "snail mail" and hellicopter was enough.

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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2017, 06:59:59 AM »
Honestly, I didn't feel like we lived a 3'rd world type of lifestyle, people worked very hard but were happy. Elders are taken care of, youth get university degrees, some after working hard get to study abroad. We didn't have a telephone until 2007, "snail mail" and hellicopter was enough.
Many of us would thrive under such a lifestyle, kids should be raised in this way so as to appreciate modern life, but when one is born with a gold spoon in hand, they never really know struggle.
About all they ever experience is a brief power outage and complete boredom awaiting its return.
My kids are probably relieved they were never born. :biggrin:
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2017, 07:30:06 AM »
Many of us would thrive under such a lifestyle, kids should be raised in this way so as to appreciate modern life, but when one is born with a gold spoon in hand, they never really know struggle.
About all they ever experience is a brief power outage and complete boredom awaiting its return.
My kids are probably relieved they were never born. :biggrin:

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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2017, 07:50:56 AM »
You guys are funny, we didn't own a colour TV until 2001 (shared with 10 other families), our toilet was 8 metres from the house and we had only one electrical outlet for the whole village, we shared :)

Sounds like my first 10 years of life.  Toilet way out back, one electrical outlet for the house, and a hand pump at the kitchen sink.  We had to heat the water on a woodstove, there was always hot water on the back of the stove. Mom liked her tea and dad like his coffee.  We did have two fireplaces in the old farm house for heat in the winter.     

I now live about 75 miles from that old farm house.
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Re: What're YOU listening to? (Part 2)
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2017, 08:22:07 AM »
Sounds like my first 10 years of life.  Toilet way out back, one electrical outlet for the house, and a hand pump at the kitchen sink.  We had to heat the water on a woodstove, there was always hot water on the back of the stove. Mom liked her tea and dad like his coffee.  We did have two fireplaces in the old farm house for heat in the winter.     

I now live about 75 miles from that old farm house.

Do you miss it? :)

 

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