How do you Expose Yourself to Music

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Rockyrollercat, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Rockyrollercat

    Rockyrollercat Member

    Messages:
    2,046
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Location:
    South Jerrrsey not Noith Jiosey
    As a kid I first became aware of music on the radio and tv. In the 70's I sat and listened to the radio allot while learning the guitar. Now when I listen to the radio they're still playing the same songs.

    I know what I like but I'm sure there's more stuff out there I'd like just as much or maybe more. Is it all on satellite radio now? Do you just scroll around the net on utube ect. How do you find what's out there? It seems like a daunting task with so much going on these days.


    RRC
     
  2. '58Bassman

    '58Bassman Member

    Messages:
    4,913
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Pandora, XM/Sirius, college radio stations, internet radio,.....
     
  3. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Member

    Messages:
    6,488
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Location:
    Smiths Station, AL
    Well, it starts with me wearing a raincoat...
     
  4. oldtelefart

    oldtelefart Member

    Messages:
    4,575
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Location:
    Tropical Oz
    Beat me to it!
     
  5. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Member

    Messages:
    7,049
    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Location:
    NH
    ever since the taser/pepper spray incident of '09, I do not expose myself to music anymore.:omg:bonk
     
  6. SamBooka

    SamBooka Member

    Messages:
    2,225
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal
    When I was a kid I learned guitar watching Much Music (for the benefit of the uneducated allow me to translate... Canadian MTV)

    you have 3.5 minutes to stop staring at the boobs and learn the song and yes... back then people played instruments.. I remember hating the Cure and Duran Duran.. well.. compared to Katy Perry .. I will take the Cure.

    Recently my life was transformed. I still read GuitarPlayer/Vintage Guitar/Premier Guitar. I still read them in bed before going to bed .. but I have my IPhone..

    Someone talking about Alex Skolnick covering Fade to Black or George Benson doing I Wanna Hold Your Hand... ? BAM.. there it is...

    EVERYTHING at your fingertips. ... we already see 8 yo Girls playing Yngwie.. (sic)... it will only get better..

    I am having more fun playing guitar now than I did slugging it out in the bars when I was 22.
     
  7. CharAznable

    CharAznable Member

    Messages:
    14,612
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Location:
    Leesburg, VA
    satellite radio, Youtube, music websites and forums.
     
  8. The Last Rebel

    The Last Rebel Member

    Messages:
    12,450
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    Internet mainly. There are a good number of blogs I trust to bring attention to good bands.

    Also, speaking of college radio...

    http://kanm.org/

    Gotta rep my station.
     
  9. Rockledge

    Rockledge Member

    Messages:
    2,885
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Location:
    mars
    During the 50s-70s while rock was running its course, popular music was everywhere and such a part of culture that I have never thought of it as something that I had to expose myself to.
    I would always just, now and then, hear something that blew me away and pursue it.
    For example, once I was in a skating rink that had a closed room with a juke box in it.
    I went in that room and heard this ENORMOUS sound coming from the juke box. I had to know who it was.
    Turns out it was some dude named Bob Seger doing Ramblin Gamblin man that I had never heard of.

    I don't seek it out, it finds me.

    I am still pretty much the same way. There are some things I go out of my way to check out.
    But I won't buy new music, so most of what I get is at used book stores and yard sales , stuff that catches my eye.
    Or I borrow new releases from the library by aging rock era artists and check them out.
     
  10. vashuba

    vashuba Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,394
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Location:
    StL / LA
    play in the nude
     
  11. AQ808

    AQ808 Member

    Messages:
    560
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    My most essential tool for finding new music for the past 10 years has been Amazon.

    Type in an album you like, and from that album's page check out the "Listmania" and "So You'd Like To Learn More About" pages others have made that include that album.

    That has been a source of some remarkable finds for me.

    The Pitchfork top 100 lists from the 70s, 80s, and 90s were all goldmines, but I really haven't cared for their newer lists.

    Other than that, check out college stations because they can really lead you to stuff you've never heard before, are usually commercial free (big plus in my book), and usually have live streams online. I really like this station http://www.wruw.org/
     
  12. speakerjones

    speakerjones Member

    Messages:
    2,307
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Location:
    CT
    Going to hear live music, Internet (pandora, iTunes, amazon, blogs, forums, Facebook, etc.), library, indie music stores, satellite radio, college radio, and just from friends.
     
  13. kugelblitz

    kugelblitz Member

    Messages:
    1,035
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Location:
    Central Coast, NSW, Australia
    Mostly the internet. I lookup lists, reviews and then listen to snippets on iTunes and YouTube to see if I like it.
     
  14. NashSG

    NashSG Member

    Messages:
    2,639
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Man it is way easier than ever to find stuff and actually hear it. I bought so many records just curious reading about about how they described it sounding, sometimes the results were great and sometimes not so much.

    Get into what you want to follow then go to Youtube, it's probably out there and even the whole tune.
     
  15. halcyon85

    halcyon85 Member

    Messages:
    576
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    AllMusic, Google, last.fm, TGP, youtube.
     
  16. VHS analog

    VHS analog Member

    Messages:
    4,674
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    The Mid-West
    Rolling Stone magazine. Seriously.
     
  17. weshunter

    weshunter Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,828
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC
    The NPR show 'all songs considered' podcast keeps you pretty up to date but has a bit of a hipster slant. still, it's a good, free, and easy way to hear some new stuff.

    Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner
     
  18. Lightningrt

    Lightningrt Member

    Messages:
    913
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2007
    Location:
    Nottingham UK
    He He, if you lived in the UK you would have given up on radio playing anything good even longer ago- you lot don't know you're born [joke]. One thing that doesn't seem to have been mentioned is word-of-mouth. Musician friends and people I bump into at gigs often turn me on to new music. It's the oldest transfer of knowledge known to man.
     
  19. Rockledge

    Rockledge Member

    Messages:
    2,885
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Location:
    mars
    I've been in the states too, and radio there is either lame syndicated music or political extremist talk radio. There is something called NPR that is pretty good, it is a variety of stuff including music.
     
  20. markbosko

    markbosko Member

    Messages:
    866
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Location:
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Internet sites and the library.
     

Share This Page