A beautiful day...

Just sitting in my music room listening to some Linda Ronstadt while the rain hits the window behind me. Not much better than this.

Not often am I able to listen to music when it rains, usually it is accompanied by lightning but not this time.

Sometimes I just have to stop and enjoy life.
Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    edited September 2018
    But the sound from the rain coming down raises the noise floor! :tired_face:
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Clipdat wrote: »
    But the sound from the rain coming down raises the noise floor! :tired_face:

    No one raises the floor, we just raise the roof ya dig?
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • verbverb Posts: 8,144
    Sometimes I just have to stop and enjoy life.

    Profound words. And true.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,045
    edited September 2018
    Great atmosphere description. Love those kinds of listening sessions.
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  • msg wrote: »
    Great atmosphere description. Love those kinds of listening sessions.

    What can I say, ima word smith ya know?
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
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    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,554
    speaking of [It's A] Beautiful Day...

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,234
    Hasn't rained here since April. Hopefully, it will start in a couple of months. :)
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  • BlueFox wrote: »
    Hasn't rained here since April. Hopefully, it will start in a couple of months. :)

    We are past our rain season so it was an anomaly of sorts.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • I enjoy some of U2s tunes but for some reason never got really into them. Today I am feeling something funky.

    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,554
    Yeah, I, too (and FWIW), am by and large not a huge U2 fan, although there are a couple of their songs that I do quite like.
  • mhardy6647 wrote: »
    speaking of [It's A] Beautiful Day...


    I saw them in concert back in the day! Brings back a lot of memories!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,554
    mark090852 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    speaking of [It's A] Beautiful Day...


    I saw them in concert back in the day! Brings back a lot of memories!

    Wow. That's impressive.
    White Bird is a phenomenal song.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,365
    WOW, that's something that needs to be played more that it does!

    Reminds me of wildfire in a way.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,182
    Whenever I'm in the mood for this type of music I like America. Ventura Highway is a good song for this...
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,462
    smglbrth wrote: »
    Whenever I'm in the mood for this type of music I like America. Ventura Highway is a good song for this...

    I really like "America's Greatest Hits". That is probably the one compilation from the 70s that I bought that had the highest percentage of songs familiar to me at the time. Another good one for that mood is "The Anthology of Bread".
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,365
    The songs by/from "America" calms the nerves. ;) I know. Kept a CD in the car and near the cottage entrance stereo for years.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,554
    After 9/11/2001, I went for a few days with absolutely no desire to listen to any music at all. The first song I played to break that silence (and it was silent in those days -- the lack of any air traffic was eerie) was very deliberately chosen.


    Underneath the mask of the sulphur sky
    A bunch of us were busy waiting,
    Watching the people looking ill-at-ease,
    Watching the fraying rope get closer to breaking

    Women and men moved back and forth
    In between effect and cause
    And just beyond the range of normal sight
    This glittering joker was dancing in the dragon's jaws

    Let me be a little of your breath
    Moving over the face of the deep --
    I want to be a particle of your light
    Flowing over the hills of morning

    The only sign you gave of who you were
    When you first came walking down the road,
    Was the way the dust motes danced around
    Your feet in a cloud of gold

    But everything you see's not the way it seems --
    Tears can sing and joy shed tears.
    You can take the wisdom of this world
    And give it to the ones who think it all ends here
    source: http://cockburnproject.net/songs&music/hom.html

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,234
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    After 9/11/2001, I went for a few days with absolutely no desire to listen to any music at all. The first song I played to break that silence (and it was silent in those days -- the lack of any air traffic was eerie) was very deliberately chosen.

    I also remember the lack of noise from no air traffic. You don't realize how much noise planes make, even thousands of feet up, until they are gone.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    edited September 2018
    BlueFox wrote: »
    You don't realize how much noise planes make, even thousands of feet up, until they are gone.
    Haha, trust me, I realize exactly how much noise they make. I live in Alameda right under the flight path of planes taking off from Oakland airport.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,365
    I'm under a flight path here in Wilm. NC. too.

    I broke the news about those attacks to about a hundred people that morning.

    I carried a portable radio in my delivery truck and I was listening to some duo comedy show and they were so struck by the attacks, they quit airing their comedy show like they said they would do if this was what it seemed.

    I don't even remember their show's name, their names or whatever happened to them. They were on a rock channel but that's all I remember. It was hair raising to listen to that broadcast and to hear about all aircraft ( Almost) was to be grounded for a while.

    Here, the past couple of weeks, I didn't hear any aircraft for a couple of days either. Then the BIG aircraft and helicopters started flying above. I now see the passenger planes again BUT not near as many as before yet. :/
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,144
    I may be weird but at the old house we lived near a municial airport. I loved to observe the aircraft flying overhead if the prevailing winds dictated it. Like a car show to me!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,554
    I love everything about aircraft & flying as well -- except traveling on commercial airlines in the 21st Century!
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,234
    I like planes also. I worked on the F4B while in the Navy, and Beechcraft, and transient aircraft, at Dulles International. I learned how to fly sailplanes in San Jose, and powered aircraft in San Luis Obispo. While planes are fun, the noise from airplanes is truly annoying.
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  • verb wrote: »
    I may be weird but at the old house we lived near a municial airport. I loved to observe the aircraft flying overhead if the prevailing winds dictated it. Like a car show to me!

    My apartment used to be near a municipal airport as well. I loved driving while they took off above me, always made me think of hopping on a plane and going well anywhere.

    One day two planes collided and fell onto a major street around 5pm, good thing no one was driving under them at that time.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • verbverb Posts: 8,144
    OMG! Wow!
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  • verb wrote: »
    OMG! Wow!

    Yeah and they fell onto the street my wife normally uses to get home, thankfully she got off earlier that day. Gotta count ya blessings. 1,2,5...did I do that right?
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • verbverb Posts: 8,144
    verb wrote: »
    OMG! Wow!

    Yeah and they fell onto the street my wife normally uses to get home, thankfully she got off earlier that day. Gotta count ya blessings. 1,2,5...did I do that right?

    Yes blessed for sure. 5+ and counting! Good to reflect on those times and affirm the guardian angels at work!
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