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Old 16th November 2015, 10:09 AM
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Unsurprisingly I used that quote the other day to Mrs C - except we were on the way to Braehead ona dark wet windy evening! She was perplexed. But then again she often is with me.
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Old 17th November 2015, 09:10 AM
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So good tracks in there from all i reckon, i don't really have a particular genre that i listen too it's just a mass of stuff i like. With Pink Floyd getting some "shout outs" from a few, woo!

Some stuff i think is good, is a little bit obscure. Steve n seagulls cover of ACDC's Thunderstruck and Metallic's Nothing Else Matters are worth a listen a very different style to the originals but works. THUNDER STRUCK

There must be some tracks that even if you don't like the artist or music style you have thought "that sounds good through my system"
I have a CD produced by Naim that is clearer, crisper and louder than all others, it used to be used as a demo CD and will give your system a right working out. We did try it one year in Mam's 8 on B&O but only one track and that was for the high end, would have been good to get the bass working hard on another track.
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Old 20th February 2016, 12:42 PM
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Bit late spotting this but like Mark, I like what I like. Music is purely personal but I'm lucky in that SWMBO and I have similiar tastes apart from me being rather keen on certain classical pieces, and that man from Maastricht Andre Rieu.
Al the usual Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, John Michele Jarre (one Saturday evening stood on the banks of the Seine in Paris when he played along with lasers and fireworks) and many others.
I have had the good fortune through my coach driving life of meeting many musical stars and there entourages throughout Europe, and all the gigs that I have been backstage with. In 1988 I had the luck to look after the Kirov Ballet for their three week visit to London, in a lot of ways I think that was the highlight of my coaching career. The last weekend they paid for SWMBO to travel to London and spend the time with us backstage. That was when BBC2 were transmitting Swan Lake live from the auditorium while Gwen and I were in the Green Room watching it on TV with the cast running off and on stage so they could see themselves on the goggle box.
But I digress.
Mark you know that I, along with Gwen, do think that we like Queen.
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John Michele Jarre (one Saturday evening stood on the banks of the Seine in Paris when he played along with lasers and fireworks) and many others.
Wow. Now that's one I would've liked to have seen! Never seen him live myself, but he does put on a rather good show I believe!

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Mark you know that I, along with Gwen, do think that we like Queen.
I would never have guessed!
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I've taken quite a few coaches to Paris gigs over the years, even a Cliff Richard one once, but the John Michelle Jarre one was pure luck. I had an American school party on a three week UK and European tour with four days in Paris. Took some of them for a walk around Place de la Concorde and heard the music, ran over to the river and WOW!!!. Some of those gullible American kids thought that I'd arranged it for them.
Another time in Paris was during the Live Aid Concert, again with American Kids, older ones, late teens. Managed to cancel the day and evening trips and stayed in the hotel with them watching Live Aid on TV.
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I knew as soon as I started reading this that I would be in the minority with my music choices and that to the untrained ear it might sound like a waste of a B&O system, however, as with all music purists once you get into the finer nuances of a genre or movement you learn to pick out the intricacies.

The lightest I go is stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQmtcaI3VEs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0cDmm7Cz_k

But in the main its stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xIF9PgaSlo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjKyzwqIT7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc6K4fF-lf8

Its quite funny to me that from the outside it looks as though I am driving around in comfort but behind the double glazed windows it sounds like someone is getting murdered
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Don't forget Chris DeBurgh. We caught his "Hands Of Man" tour at the Salford Lowry last year. Good concert and remember he is a lot older now but was in good voice.
SWMBO was well pi$$ed 'cos he jumped off stage, ignored her and shook my hand.
Yes, another good gig

Try this, not the one in Paris same kind of thing but much more recent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBqHKQ5dmQI

Just found the Paris La Defense concert 1990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNsNyL6T5gQ
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Old 20th February 2016, 07:24 PM
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Sometimes I like listening to Mylene Farmer when I drive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzGmpqN9zZc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oOSEDzT6tI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IFWzKmrhKs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaoFVYP0fOE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgkTwP1Pf4M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6OO3muLGys
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I kinda like big dreamy trance music to drive to , Matt darey , Sven vath , tiesto , van buren , Jon o'Callaghan and co , helps me relax and bask in the opulence of the 8
However , some old rave , nirvana , def tones , Motörhead , and proper British punk speeds things up a bit
Daft punk , paul Woodford , and scarymann tunes also add to the drive
Music for me has to be loud deep and involving , classical , ? , orf , Vagner Benjamin Britten
Cypress hill , beasties, ll cool J
The list goes on , as it should

Eclectic , me?

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