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Old 11-13-2009, 07:47 PM
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Favorite music in recovery?

Thought it might be interesting to see what people listen to post drinking days vs. during. For me, my taste has gone more upbeat and happy to be sure. Nowadays my favorites are Bobby Darin and Louis Prima/Keely Smith (bear in mind I'm in my late 50's). Gotta say my drinking day favorites were Dean Martin & Tony Bennett. I've read quite a bit about Dean Martin and his drunk act on TV & in live performances was just that: an act. I still like his singing but the drunken thing has had its day.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:27 PM
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now - Brahms chamber and piano works - haunting harmonies and amazing rhythms
then - nothing in particular
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:30 PM
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I think I actually enjoyed drinking to country music

I'm 45 and I've rediscovered my love for rock and heavy metal in recovery. I really like a lot of the newer material. Skillet kicks butt!
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:01 PM
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Grateful Dead... Bootlegs from the 70's - their best stuff IMO...

Folk... John Prine, Tony Rice, Bill Morrisey

Great American Songbook... Johnny Mercer, Gershwins, Cole Porter... Sung by Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin...

also... Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, some others...

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Old 11-13-2009, 09:20 PM
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anything but country.

actually - I have my radio on NPR
(national Public Radio)

*I don't have a television*

and I'm almost always into
whatever they're playing.

Except that kind of jazz
that sounds like they're banging the keys
with their feet and elbows.

I don't like that.

I can't listen to 'regular' radio
any more
the shouted commercials
and the hurried frantic talk
makes me nervous.

But then
I'm a feeble old woman.

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Old 11-13-2009, 09:31 PM
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I like alot of different music

Oldies

Love Motown

Love Disco


Black Eyed Peas
The Fray
Keane
Lady Gaga
The Pussycat Dolls
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:32 PM
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NPR is the only radio I will listen to.... I'm serious, if it's not public radio, it's not on.

Does that make me feeble?

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Old 11-13-2009, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Found View Post
now - Brahms chamber and piano works - haunting harmonies and amazing rhythms
then - nothing in particular
Interesting. I took a symphony class in college as one of my required courses not in my major. I really enjoyed it. (Didn't get a great grade however. It was my first exposure to classical music and there were folks in the class that listened to it every Sunday with their parents! Oh well. It was an enriching experience.) I should browse through some music cites & get a CD or 2. Thanks for the motivation.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:35 PM
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Cubile Mark, Feeble, no. I would say very discriminating. You and Barb came from the same "pod." Thanks for the input.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:37 PM
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believe - MOTOWN allright!

Cubile- LOL! no! it means we've great taste!

I just sometimes feel so much older than people here....

I do see that music I bought
when I was drinking
could be found
on any bar juke.

now that I'm back tomyself...
I'm also back to no tv and just whatever
spills out of NPR.

LOL!
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:57 PM
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I was gonna say my tastes haven't changed - but I listen less to classic rock and more to 'roots music' now I guess.

And that jazz where it sounds like they're banging the keys with their feet and elbows LOL

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Oh yes and Madeleine Peyroux (her band make it sound like Brahms slowed down anyway )
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:29 PM
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I heard a program the other night about this guy Keith jarrett- OMG!

some incredible energy there!
I was GLUED to the radio!!!!
I love when I can learn something too
but yeah - that 'letting the cat run up and down the keyboard' jazz... no thanks.
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not in recovery yet. actually going to the detox center tomorrow. but i have always loved that kind of jazz (thelonius monk) and old country music (except maybe a little taylor swift...haha) but mostly i love good indie rock music. minus the bear. modest mouse. death cab for cutie. etc etc. always makes me smile even when i feel worst of all. and npr is great too! saturday afternoons with prairie home companion has been a personal tradition of mine for years.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by barb dwyer View Post
I heard a program the other night about this guy Keith jarrett- OMG!

some incredible energy there!
I was GLUED to the radio!!!!
Thanks Barb, I'm gonna have to check him out. :-)
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:22 PM
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Tied -- Good for you going to detox!! I hope you find it is the best decision for you - short term AND long term. Everyone here will help you in any way we can. Welcome!
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Prairie Home Companion is the BOMB!!!

DO check him out, Astra - the piece I heard this guy play -
he was CHANNELLING bigger than sh*t ...

was a religious experience, hon.

It was like he was a scanner
and his mind
just went
where the music springs forth.

amazing stuff
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:34 PM
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Barb, I just googled it. Looks like a variety type show, lots of fun with Garrison Keillor! Got this from the web site: How many morticians does it take to change a light bulb? None, they'd prefer to make the old light bulb look as brilliant as it did when it was alive. LOL (If you go into the site, there will be a link for jokes.)

P.S. You WILL survive menopause. I was absolutely miserably hot almost all the time. Now I actually turn up the heat higher than my husband.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:07 AM
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Keith Jarret is amazing... it is like he channels... the mike picks up stuff he's doing with his voice that I think he must have no control over... it was jarring at first, but when I realized what was happening, this channeling thing... it enhanced the listening.

Oh Asta.... on NPR... check out Mountain Stage (from WV) and E-Town... both with lots of really good artists....

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