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Started by Shadrack22 on Nov 23, 2021 10:56:44 PM
Do you prefer live music or listening to a record in a wingback chair via headphones with a long cord?

Talk about it here.

Verdigris - 23 Nov 2021 22:57:34 (#1 of 25)

10 crochets!

CarlosFandango - 24 Nov 2021 00:19:33 (#2 of 25)

Yes, is the short answer.

For wingback/headphones I'll happily substitute bath/bluetooth speakers, but Live can be in nearly any format.

Live has the potential to be best, but it's limited in opportunity.

I enjoy recorded music more for having been to Live concerts, and vice-versa.

All is one.

Kismet. Namaste. Bisto.

popstar7 - 24 Nov 2021 00:41:32 (#3 of 25)

Are these the only two choices? What about on YouTube on my laptop via the TV, while figuring out my fantasy football transfer strategy on a different browser tab?

brooklyn - 24 Nov 2021 00:53:00 (#4 of 25)

listening to music recorded into my modest archive from youtube without earphones (unless Ms. Brook is asleep). not just football; also reading, doing the mail, and whatever else lets you love it and relax, without that music making too much noise or requiring total attention. and notably, the computer music keeps playing when you open other windows.

and, like a roman would if he/she had our tech, without a luxury chair.

hmm. "prefer." I love the good live stuff. more practical is the computer stuff. and it's often better than what you will get live.

I'm not young. I'm talking classical. and I don't mean Jay and the Americans.

HouseOfLametta - 24 Nov 2021 07:07:46 (#5 of 25)

Increasingly I favour listening to music in the car. Mainly because it's the only chance I get.

CaptainBlack - 25 Nov 2021 10:07:37 (#6 of 25)

This reminds me of 70s hi-fi buffs listening to the panning on 'Dark Side of the Moon' (which they had diligently cleaned beforeband with a velvet sponge thing) through big, closed back headphones on a curly cable.

frantastic - 25 Nov 2021 15:03:55 (#7 of 25)

Live is best for music where things happen spontaneously and surprisingly like jazz, some rock music, free improvisation etc.

browserbutton - 25 Nov 2021 15:07:14 (#8 of 25)

I like to hear music coming from somewhere else in the house (eg. John Coltrane or Miles Davis floating down the stairs).

lammaMia - 25 Nov 2021 15:58:42 (#9 of 25)

Unless it's jazz, folk or chamber music at smaller venues with good acoustics, I prefer recorded live music on headphones.

I have a thing for listening to very faint melodies from music that I'm quite familiar with, that's coming from a distant neighbour's speakers on late summer nights, when I am under the sheets and the windows are open.

DesEsseintes - 25 Nov 2021 16:30:33 (#10 of 25)

Playing is obviously best. Organized live music well it can be all right but it's usually terrible. The problem with recorded music is you get bored with it in the end.

tasselhoff - 25 Nov 2021 16:38:04 (#11 of 25)

Opera singers are amazing live

tasselhoff - 25 Nov 2021 16:38:17 (#12 of 25)

dead ones are rubbish

Cavewoman - 25 Nov 2021 16:42:42 (#13 of 25)

The problem with recorded music is you get bored with it in the end.

That's a terribly sad observation. There's loads of recorded [classical/opera] music that's still inspiring me after over half a century of listening to it.

Shadrack22 - 25 Nov 2021 18:00:55 (#14 of 25)

I’m with John Lennon on this. The record (choose your format of choice) is the thing.

fogsake - 25 Nov 2021 18:04:58 (#15 of 25)

Do stereo tower speakers count?

HouseOfLametta - 25 Nov 2021 18:06:10 (#16 of 25)

What about the slimline salad dressing?

AlanII - 25 Nov 2021 18:06:22 (#17 of 25)

When it's good, live music every time. Recorded music is an astonishing luxury that we have though and I'd miss it massively.

Lawlsie - 25 Nov 2021 18:08:08 (#18 of 25)

Recorded. I can't stand going to gigs. So uncomfortable and all those people with their phones out so they can record it to enjoy later or show they were there.

I went to so many gigs in the 70s, three or four times a week, that I feel no need to ever go again. It was a LOT cheaper then too. Tickets are ridiculously priced now but if people will pay then who can blame the promoters for charging what they can get away with. As for festivals... why why WHY!?

Lawlsie - 25 Nov 2021 18:10:36 (#19 of 25)

My favourite form of listening to music at the moment is to watch TOTP on the TV and Saturday night music night on BBC2 and tweet along to it. It's like being at a party without any of the hassle or having to talk to people while balancing a cocktail sausage and a glass of warm white wine in a plastic cup. And no queue for the loo and access to food whenever you want it and whatever you want.

It's also as someone observed during the fabulous 80s programmes that it's the nicest corner of Twitter.

fogsake - 25 Nov 2021 18:24:23 (#20 of 25)

I bought some big cordless cans a few years ago to spare my neighbours late at night at my town apartment. They have a knob to fine tune in with to the signal from the stereo. I guess some of the neighbours have the same kind of headphones and one of them has porn on the whole time.

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