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Posted on Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:00 am
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I just love off-topic discussion. Don't you?

I noticed one day (while on my 75min drive to work) that as Jethro Tull came up on my trusty non-iPod--I tend to be flooded with a torrent of mailing memories to their tune. Many happy hours of cutting coils and joining jump rings, running through my mind as I race my way down the pavement. Naturally I concluded that I must sneak a pair of pliers and a pill jar full of rings in my lunch pail the next day...

Perhaps it is only me, but of the many, many CDs and MP3s I have--I find that there are distinct types of music for different purposes. For instance, the above; also, I notice that video game music goes very well with any serious reading/study.

Therefore, the question must be rendered: what, oh maillers of the web, do you choose to listen to while you knit your creations?


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Posted on Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:12 am
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I spent a few days recently listening to some of my favourite audiobooks while diving into a few new (to me) weaves.
I have to be careful doing that, though, or I completely lose track of time and forget to do things like eat...or almost anything other than whatever project I have directly in front of me.

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Posted on Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:40 pm
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If I'm making rings I work in relative silence so I can hear my tools. If I'm weaving or driving then the tunes are cranked but if I'm busy I'll just replay one of the last albums I listened to "in my head". It's off key most of the time and lyrics jumble but it gets me by.

So what's coming out of the speakers these days?

-Ween, various albums but mainly Pure Guava, The Mollusk and Quebec.
-Primus, Everything from Frizzle Fry to They Can't All Be Zingers.
-Butthole Surfers, mostly early stuff LAT,IWS,Ell,HtS.
-Muddy Waters, greatest hits CD with 26 tracks.
-Marcy Playground, Marcy Playground (Sex and Candy, is not the best track on that album, lots of other gems).
-Butterfield Blues Band, East - West.
-Ministry, Psalm 69 and Filth Pig.

That pretty much covers this month's rotation.


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Posted on Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:56 pm
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It depends on who the maille is for, if it is my own:
    Shostakovich Symphony 12
    Brahms Symphony 4
    Shostakovich Symphony 10
    Rachmaninoff Symphony 3
    Shostakovich Symphony 7
    Schubert "Unfinished" Symphony
    Tchaikovsky Symphony
    Shostakovich Symphony 11

If it is someone else's:
    Beethoven Fur Elise
    Tchaikovsky Symphony 1
    Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights
    Tchaikovsky Slavonic March
    Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
    Bach Cello Concertos 1-5


Also, on occasion:
    Bruchner Symphony 9
    Sergei Lyapunov Symphony 2
    Max Bruch Symphony 2
    Prokofiev Symphony 3
    Gerschwin Rhapsody in Blue
    and Kalinnikov Symphony 2

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Posted on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:48 am
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I like high energy stuff like Zepplin, Nirvana, Rage, some Parliament, Blind Melon's good anything funky or rockin really. though i did catch myself listening to adam lambert last fall Sad

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Posted on Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:58 am
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Hmmmm.
Audiobooks, yes.

Fan fiction read by text-to-speech (particularly if there's an exchange/festival going on and new pieces are being published daily; helps me keep up)

Otherwise, any ol' music from my collection. I don't have any particular subset of "mailleing music". Just whatever I happen to be in the mood for. Though if I'm in the groove, I tend to listen to the same CD more than once, on randomplay, because I'd rather keep mailleing than decide what CD to put on next.

Hmmm. Though there are a few albums that I've been listening to a lot recently:
Conjure One: Extraordinary Ways & Exilarch
Ella Fitzgerald: Spirituals
Nik Kershaw: The Essential Nik Kershaw
Max Richter: Memoryhouse
ELO: Out of the Blue
Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons

(yeah, I have eclectic tastes)


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Posted on Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:09 am
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Metal is always good. Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Nightwish, or Leaves Eyes for preference.

Celtic stuff is good, too. Celtic Women, Emerald Rose, and the like.

I'm not sure where to put Blackmore's Night....

Medieval stuff on occasion. Though I have to be careful there--my wife keeps asking why I'm listening to church music, and I have to explain that no, this is one of the songs sung by one of the greatest military groups in the Medieval world.

Enya is good too. Some would put her with Celtic, but to me she'll always be in a class all her own. Nothing and no one compares for me.

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Though if I'm in the groove, I tend to listen to the same CD more than once, on randomplay, because I'd rather keep mailleing than decide what CD to put on next.
I do the same. However, I've learned a lesson: be careful to make SURE it's on "random" and not "play one song repeatedly". My sister and I used to play a racing game on the Playstation against each other, and listn to music. I ended up listening to Weird Al's "I Want A New Duck" for ten or fifteen minutes straight. No human should go through such torture....

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Posted on Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:51 pm
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Opeth, Metallica, Ozzy, Dio, and the occasional Irish pub song. Methodical and beat-heavy music, with wonderful runs of quicksilver.


It makes me want to slay evil by moonlight...


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Posted on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:49 am
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LordPyridine wrote:
Opeth, Metallica, Ozzy, Dio, and the occasional Irish pub song. Methodical and beat-heavy music, with wonderful runs of quicksilver.


It makes me want to slay evil by moonlight...
That's one reason I like listening to Hammerfall and Blind Guardian making maille. Hammerfall heavily references the mythos of the Templars, and Blind Guardian's album "Nightfall on Middle-Earth" is basically "The Silimarillion" in rock opera form. Very Happy Either one makes me want to go find something to fight; very useful for making armor!

The song "Misty Mountains Cold" is also great for maille. Whereas many people sing about fighting and battle and war, the dwarves sang about making jewelry and made it sound AWESOME. I could easily see myself in a dwarf mine, making necklaces and bracelets for elven lords.

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Posted on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:39 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0x0KYChq4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIwa9sPFT5I

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The song "Misty Mountains Cold" is also great for maille. Whereas many people sing about fighting and battle and war, the dwarves sang about making jewelry and made it sound AWESOME. I could easily see myself in a dwarf mine, making necklaces and bracelets for elven lords.


mmm... Sounds like Dwarf Fortress!


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Posted on Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:06 am
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djgm wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0x0KYChq4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIwa9sPFT5I
You are a horrible, evil person, and if we met in real life I would give you a very large cookie. Very Happy Well played, sir!

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mmm... Sounds like Dwarf Fortress!
Insanity makes a sound?

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Posted on Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:04 am
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Dinwar wrote:
LordPyridine:
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mmm... Sounds like Dwarf Fortress!
Insanity makes a sound?

Insanity often causes one to hear sounds, and that's almost the same thing, right?

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Posted on Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:33 am
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Dinwar wrote:
djgm wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0x0KYChq4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIwa9sPFT5I
You are a horrible, evil person, and if we met in real life I would give you a very large cookie. Very Happy Well played, sir!


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Posted on Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:04 am
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I prefer to listen to anything that is metal. Although, whenever I am not listening to metal, I listen to either Brunuhville's "1 hour of celtic music", Adrian von Zeigler's "2 hours of celtic music" or the complete OST from the LOTR trilogy! Very Happy


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