My Music

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Somewhere near the top of the list of "Things I Want To Be Able To Do With My Body" you would find "Make music" or "Play the Guitar/Sax/Piano/" or "Sing" or even "Dance". Someday, maybe, it will actually happen! I was introduced to the piano at an early age, but I rebelled at the structure of the lessons. I didn't want to practice, I wanted to make music Now, not after I had mastered my unmusical lessons. Practice was boring, and I could always come up with alternate ways of having fun.

I like 50's Rock and Roll, Piano Concertos, Latin Guitar, Jazz Sax... they're my favorites, but I can even get into some Country, almost anything can get my interest with the exception of Rap.

When it comes to vocals, I prefer that they be in French or Italian or Spanish or Portuguese... any language that I don't understand, but I prefer the Romantic languages. English lyrics get me thinking thoughts related to the lyrics, and I wind up calling an ex- or (future-ex) girlfriend instead of whatever it was that I was doing when those lyrics kicked off a hormone release...

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Click here for my favorite tunes at Pandora

A Page of My Favorite iPod Tunes:
iPod Music - my top rated selections
My iPod gets a lot of use.
Shown above are some of my current Top Rated selections.
Total collection on the iPod so far contains 1128 selections
(14 Genres, 211 Artists, 98 Albums, total time 3.7 days, 4.82 GB)

Some day I'll learn to make music, to play the piano or the sax, or a guitar. Until then, I listen. Here's what's on the entertainment system at home. I also have all my CDs loaded on to my PC, using iTunes. I like how it organizes everything and gives me so many options for ways to hear music.

If you play music on your PC while working, you'll like the Microsoft Internet Keyboard because it has extra buttons for media controls (+/- volume, mute, previous/next play/pause/stop, etc) so you don't have to mouse around. It also has some other slick features.

Remember when people used to get their music on CDs?
Wasn't that quaint?

My CD Collection
(Favorites in bold)



Classical    Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6
Classical    Bach: Organ Works
Classical    Beethoven: The Complete Collection (many CDs)
                 Moonlight Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor)
                 Appassionata (Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor)
                 Emperor Concerto (No. 5 in E flat major)
Classical    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Ballades
Classical    Chopin: Piano Concertos
Classical    Chopin: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra
Classical    Debussy: Preludes, Images, Esampes
Classical    Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor
Classical    Handel: Water Music
Classical    Mozart: The Complete Collection (many CDs)
Classical    Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2
Classical    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Swan Lake Suite
Classical    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Classical    Vivaldi: Lute & Mandolin Concertos
Country Willie Nelson: Redheaded Stranger
Indian Asanas (yoga practice)
Indian Vas: Offerings
Indian Ravi Shankar: Chants of India
Irish The Chieftains: Irish Evening
Irish      Enya: Shepherd Moons
Irish James Galway & Phil Coulter: Winter's Crossing
Irish Mary Black: Song for Ireland
Jazz Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Jazz Jazz for the Open Road
Jazz Jazz for Quiet Times
Jazz Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon
Jazz Kenny G: Live
Latin       Rough Guide to Salsa
Latin       Putumaya: Latino, Latino
Latin       Armik: Malaga
Latin Battista: Pasion
Latin       Ottmar Liebert: Luna Negra, solo para ti
Latin       Ottmar Liebert: Nouveau Flamenco
Latin       Benedetti & Svoboda: Flemenco Dreams
Latin       Gipsy Kings: The Best Of
Latin       Peter Pupping: Guitarra de Paz
Latin       Peter Pupping: Samba Nights
Latin       Behzad: Gypsy Renaissance
Latin       Willie and Lobo: Gypsy Boogaloo
Latin       Willie and Lobo: Caliente
Latin       Willie and Lobo: Puerta Vallarta Squeeze
New Age Deep Forest: Deep Forest
Oldies - '50s       Jerry Lee Lewis: Live
Oldies - '50s Jerry Lee Lewis: Killer
Oldies - '50s Vintage Collectors Series, Vol. 1 - 2
Oldies - '50s Vintage Collectors Series, Vol. 5 - 6
Oldies - '60s Vintage Collectors Series, Vol. 9 - 10
Opera Three Tenors: Paris 1998
Opera Andrea Bocelli: Sogno
Pop       Neil Diamond: Classics - The Early Years
Pop       Madonna: Ray of Light
Reggae Bob Marley and the Whalers: Uprising
Reggae The Heptones: Night Food
Rock       Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell
Rock       The Beatles: "1"
Rock       Santana: Supernatural
Rock       Ray Charles: My World
Rock       Paul Simon: Graceland
Rock       Supreme Beings of Leisure
Rock       Sting: Brand New Day
Rock       U2: Rattle And Hum
Soundtrack 2001: A Space Odyssey
Soundtrack Il Postino
Soundtrack Out of Africa
Soundtrack The Tango Lesson
Soundtrack Snatch
Misc Abba: Orinoco Nights
Misc Blues Masters: vol 6: Originals
Misc Kirk Whalum: For You
Misc The Mar Dels: Christmas Collection

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