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Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
edited October 2012 in Commuting chat
Listening to my iPod this morning to take the edge off "working"...

I realised why I now have such trouble with the intro round on "never mind the Buzzcocks" - I'm a terrible old buffer who is no longer down with the Kids or rocking with the hep cats. However even once I have admitted to be a pipe and cardigan bound embarressing father with no shame - even I have guilty pleasures.....

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Just Another Day - Jon Secada

Obviously there's loads of illict "guilty filthy pleasures" but that's for another thread.

Fess up your secret songs.
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  • I don't listen to chart stuff. Just internet and club underground releases by bands that neer last long enough to do albums. *

    *not wholly true. Quite keen on the Take That song Morrisons are using in their adverts. In a foot-tapping grandad-at-a-wedding kind of way
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  • ChrisLSChrisLS Posts: 2,749
    ...I like Murder on the Dance Floor by Sophie Ellis-Bexter...

    ...I also like Sophie Ellis-Bexter :twisted: :wink: 8)


    ...and I'm a Dylan fan 8) ...a really big time Dylan fan...my mate Steve and I hold conversations made up from Dylan lyrics 8)
    ...all the way...'til the wheels fall off and burn...
  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    I watched Mamma Mia last night :oops: *And* found myself singing along :oops: *And* I enjoyed it :oops:
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  • The charts at the minute are full of bland tripe.

    I think I hear one good/original/different song about every 3 months. It's worse around Xmas - there's always some talent-free-zone from the X-Factor inflicting themselves on the discerning public.

    I'm currently listening to the Dave Matthews Band to take the edge off my boredom.

    And NMTB is a great show! Simon Amstell = better than Lamarr.
    Greg66 wrote:
    internet and club underground releases

    :shock:

    Do you have glowsticks?
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    I've got the soothing sounds of Classc FM coming through my speakers. T'internet is truly wonderful.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,673
    We listen to Downtown Radio in the office, Belfasts finest, featuring local legend (?) Johnny Hero. 8)

    Play list never changes from one day to the next

    Cher - If I could turn back time
    Bon Jovi - You give love a bad name
    Richard Marx - Right here waiting

    You get the idea

    We did try upgrading to Radio 2 but it was different, not what we were used to, and we got scared and changed it back.

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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    My GF bought the Will Young album, "Oh good grief" I thought. quite like it actually
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  • I listen to secret agent on Soma FM or Last fm all on the internet. Last fm is particularly good for tracking your similiar artists.

    Guilty pleasures though are:

    Andrea Bocelli [hangs head in shame :oops: ]
    60's dnacefloor fillers [Northern Soul compilation album ]
    Johnny Cash [Live @ Folsom Prison]

    I do try and have a varied mix so i don't just listen to old stuff i like some recent stuff too.

    My tip for the day is Fat freddy's drop, an ace album IMHO
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  • Greg66 wrote:
    I don't listen to chart stuff. Just internet and club underground releases by bands that neer last long enough to do albums. *

    *not wholly true. Quite keen on the Take That song Morrisons are using in their adverts. In a foot-tapping grandad-at-a-wedding kind of way
    I was so confused when the Beeb showed the 2012 Olympics party in London kick off with that music, I thought Morrisons had agreed a sponsorship deal. :shock:
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    godamn you lot disgust me

    I've seen steps live... that was a low point :lol:
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    I like Keane. Went to school with them (and Chris Martin actually!) Like Coldplay too (pathetic claim to fame I know). Chris was in the year above me at school - you might not like his music but he's a sodding talented musician, he used to play at school and he was brilliant aged 16, lovely bloke to boot. My Mum bumped into Tom Chaplin (of Keane fame) the other day, the whole drug thing came up in convo (my Mum isn't famed for her subtlety), his Mum just said “well he’s been a very silly boy.” Doesn't matter how famous you are eh, your old Mum can still bring you down with a bump! Quite enjoying Perfect Symmetry, particularly the title track.

    The office is currently rocking to all 3 of the Strokes albums on repeat. Fcuking awesome band the Strokes.
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    Clever Pun wrote:
    I've seen steps live... that was a low point :lol:

    Set faces to stunned.

    Jaysus the power of the circle of trust is indeed mighty. Well if you've fessed up Steps live.

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  • umn I've seen Boney M live. Which probably trumps Steps. right?
  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    I feel safe now saying I have seen Take That live, it was before they were famous and were playing a free gig in the Market Square Nottingham 1991 I think.

    Oh and I paid good money to see Heart. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :cry:
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    umn I've seen Boney M live. Which probably trumps Steps. right?

    Did you see them in an ironic manner wearing amssive Afro wigs and platforms? if yes then you are safe, if not then the circle of trust will not punish you anyway - everyone's a winner.

    Not a guilty secret at all I went to see Queen on the Kind of Magic tour. Freddie was a showman - I model my moustache on his.
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    umn I've seen Boney M live. Which probably trumps Steps. right?

    I would put Boney M above Steps on similar scale to an Austin Maestro above a Lada.
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  • Hem hem. I've seen 'Sabrina' live. In a football stadium in Kazakhstan in 1996.

    Half my music taste is a guilty pleasure: Slipknot is currently a fave.

    Also: bluegrass.
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Leonard Cohen's currently cheerng me up :?

    other guilty pleasure are Neil Young - Rocking in the USA, Heart of Gold, a bit of Brucie (Springsteen not Forsyth), Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Greg T wrote:
    Not a guilty secret at all I went to see Queen on the Kind of Magic tour. Freddie was a showman - I model my moustache on his.

    Would love to have seen Queen in those days.
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  • Queen would have been amazing.

    I have been to see Aerosmith live three times now, each time they've been supported by or preceded by (at the hyde park festival last year) current 'good' bands, and completely blown them away with their energy and showmanship.

    But then I am slightly biased. I do love the 'smith.
  • Somebody who looked like me may have gone with a friend to watch "Imagination" live in Coventry in the early 80's.... :?

    My daughter was very keen that I should buy the greatest hits of Enrique ingla. engla. oh you know the one. Anyway, I may have bought it for her but i deny any suggestion that I may have watched the DVD and enjoyed some of the tunes...I know so little about him that I couldn't even tell you any of his songs. For the record, Do You Knoe, I'm a Hero but I had a lucky Escape as I'm Not In Love... :oops:
    (Mental note to self, dust off the Squeeze albums and listen to some real music)
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Saw Aerosmith in 1988 at Wembley Arena supported by the Quireboys. Aerosmith were awesome. The best band I have seen live is still Faith no More, Mike Patton was just amazing and a lunatic. Foo Fighters have been damn good as were Guns and Roses.
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    There's too much good music masquerading (how do you spell that?) as a guilty pleasures......

    Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, The Boss, Sabrina, Northern Soul.

    All of these are up front classic material, I want someone to out themselves as a Dolly Parton Fan.

    Oh I'll do it myself, Jolene is a classic.

    Your Beauty is beyond Compare, with flaming locks of auburn hair and eyes of emerald Green
    Well you can have your choice of men
    But i will never love again

    Oh the tragedy!
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  • Greg T wrote:
    All of these are up front classic material, I want someone to out themselves as a Dolly Parton Fan.!

    Oh God Greg you just had to force it out of me didn't you. Yes yes YES!

    Also: Sea Shanties.

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  • Greg T wrote:
    There's too much good music masquerading (how do you spell that?) as a guilty pleasures......

    Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, The Boss, Sabrina, Northern Soul.

    All of these are up front classic material, I want someone to out themselves as a Dolly Parton Fan.

    Oh I'll do it myself, Jolene is a classic.

    I like Dolly. Jolene is one of the default songs my brain sings to me when I'm bored. I also really like the duet she did with Norah Jones on Norah's last album - 'creep on in' is the name of the song.

    My guiltiest pleasure would probably have to be Bon Jovi. Or meat loaf. Actually, yeah, meat loaf. :oops:

    And you spell masquerading like that!
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    Rich158 wrote:
    Leonard Cohen's currently cheerng me up :?

    other guilty pleasure are Neil Young - Rocking in the USA, Heart of Gold, a bit of Brucie (Springsteen not Forsyth), Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash

    just bought tickets to see them in may... well whatever's left of them.

    nothing to be guilty about liking proper music


    GT :lol: circle of trust indeed.

    I've seen Chas & Dave live.. I couldn't face the whole set and walked away after 10 minutes
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    Lynrd Skynrd - Free Bird is NOT a guilty pleasure it's pure magic.

    I always feel the need to listen to it steaming drunk though........

    Don't know why - just do.

    Meat Loaf is verging on Guilty but also bordeing classic - it's a complicated venn diagram.

    "paradise by the dashboard light" is defo magic.
    couldn't take it any longer, Lord I was crazed
    And when the feeling came upon me like a tidal wave
    I started swearing to my God and on my mother's grave
    That I would love you to the end of time
    I swore that I would love you to the end of time


    So now I'm praying for the end of time
    To hurry up and arrive
    'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
    I don't think that I can really survive
    I'd never break my promise or forget my vow
    But God only knows what I can do right now
    I'm praying for the end of time, it's all that I can do-oo-oo
    Praying for the end of time
    So I can end my time with you
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Greg T wrote:
    Lynrd Skynrd - Free Bird is NOT a guilty pleasure it's pure magic.

    I always feel the need to listen to it steaming drunk though........

    Don't know why - just do.

    Meat Loaf is verging on Guilty but also bordeing classic - it's a complicated venn diagram.

    "paradise by the dashboard light" is defo magic.
    couldn't take it any longer, Lord I was crazed
    And when the feeling came upon me like a tidal wave
    I started swearing to my God and on my mother's grave
    That I would love you to the end of time
    I swore that I would love you to the end of time


    So now I'm praying for the end of time
    To hurry up and arrive
    'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
    I don't think that I can really survive
    I'd never break my promise or forget my vow
    But God only knows what I can do right now
    I'm praying for the end of time, it's all that I can do-oo-oo
    Praying for the end of time
    So I can end my time with you

    Busy day in Canary Wharf then? :wink:
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    OK how about I bought "perfect" by Mason featuring Princess Superstar?
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  • Greg T wrote:
    Lynrd Skynrd - Free Bird is NOT a guilty pleasure it's pure magic.

    I always feel the need to listen to it steaming drunk though........

    Don't know why - just do.

    Meat Loaf is verging on Guilty but also bordeing classic - it's a complicated venn diagram.

    "paradise by the dashboard light" is defo magic.

    Careful - I love free bird, but it's music to jump off tall things to. Driving a car off a cliff for example. Definitely not a guilty pleasure.

    And yes, Meat Loaf is tricky. It's my guiltiest, I think.

    Naff all going on in Kensington either. Roll on beer o'clock.
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