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What have you been listening to?
« on: June 06, 2012, 06:53:36 AM »
Music, radio programmes, audio adventures - what have you been listening to lately, and what did you think of it?

I've been listening to the seventh Doctor stories playing on Radio 4 Xtra this week. Love hearing Big Finish stuff on the BBC...

And I've been really enjoying Drokk! - a brilliant album that isn't the soundtrack to the new Judge Dredd film - and DJ Shadow's The Less You Know, the Better.

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 10:07:17 AM »
I've just been listening to David Garrett playing Clair De Lune.  A haunting piece of music by a fantastic violinist. Just the thing for a paranormal romance film soundtrack IMO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLscMSdspiw

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 05:37:49 PM »
To hold onto what little street-cred I have it's best I don't mention what music I listen to, recent or otherwise.

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 06:12:23 PM »
To hold onto what little street-cred I have it's best I don't mention what music I listen to, recent or otherwise.
Street cred. Must get some of that :D

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 08:47:28 AM »
Oh wow, not sure the easiest way to answer this question. I'm a DJ on two online stations, and get sent/recommended music by the cartload EVERY day. This week has mostly been a metal-heavy week, as I'm off to the Download festival tomorrow.

I do tend to stick to DJ mixes and soundtracks to films while I write.

Although - and I have little street cred to worry about - I still love Dire Straits to this day, and often have Knopfler plucking the strings in the background...

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 09:23:50 AM »
Oh wow, not sure the easiest way to answer this question. I'm a DJ on two online stations, and get sent/recommended music by the cartload EVERY day. This week has mostly been a metal-heavy week, as I'm off to the Download festival tomorrow.

I do tend to stick to DJ mixes and soundtracks to films while I write.

Although - and I have little street cred to worry about - I still love Dire Straits to this day, and often have Knopfler plucking the strings in the background...

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I suspect street credit is not what horror writers should be seeking. I suggest something on the lines of dark alleyway. swamp, or primeval forest cred. The only heavy metal I ever had was when I was toting a machine gun in---, but that's another story :D

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 08:54:48 PM »
Very keen on the latest album by Grimes, Visions, on 4AD. A fantasy friendly artist - a previous album was called Geidi Primes and had songs called things like "Shadout Mapes" and "Feyd Rautha Dark Heart"!

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 08:59:36 PM »
I discovered Mary Fahl a while back. What a voice. Just listened to going home. Fantastic.

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 09:29:06 PM »
Is the green ink going to be an ongoing thing, then?

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 09:58:22 PM »
Is the green ink going to be an ongoing thing, then?
Indeed it is.

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 10:01:04 PM »
You realise that it's intensely irritating, right?

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 06:35:48 AM »
You realise that it's intensely irritating, right?
To whom; and why? I find the word "Right." after a rhetorical question extremely irritating, but there's not much I can do about it.
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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 07:00:14 AM »
It annoys the crap out of me.  I thought only kids and psychopaths wrote with coloured crayons

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 08:03:05 AM »
Plus one to that.

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Re: What have you been listening to?
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012, 09:15:06 AM »
Back on topic: episodes of the old Shadow radio series (some starring Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston/The Shadow) on - wait for it - cassette... They're wonderfully hammy; the only music is provided by dramatic organ chords; and the original sponsor's ads are included. Magic.
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