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    Wanna see how ridiculous I am with music? This is what I've bought for music this year (and I've cut back compared to recent years):

    Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising (CD/DVD)
    Amplified Heat - How Do You Like The Sound Of That
    Anathema - Pentecost III (EP)
    Angel City - Face To Face
    Arc Angels - Arc Angels
    Arcade - A/2
    Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions (2CD)
    Ari Hest - Incomplete (EP)
    Ari Hest - Story After Story
    Ari Hest - Sunset Over Hope Street
    Aversion - Fit To Be Tied
    Axenstar - The Final Requiem
    Ayreon - Timeline (3CD/DVD)
    Bad Religion - Against The Grain
    Bang Bang - It's Choking Me
    Bang Tango - Greatest Tricks
    Bassinvaders - Hellbassbeaters
    Battlelore - Doombound (CD/DVD)
    Beardfish - Mammoth (CD/DVD)
    Beardfish - Sleeping In Traffic: Part One
    Beck - Mellow Gold
    Before The Dawn - Deathstar Rising (w/Bonus Tracks)
    BellRays, The - Hard, Sweet And Sticky
    Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone
    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Live (EP)
    Beth Hart - 37 Days
    Beth Hart - My California (w/Bonus Track)
    Black Label Society - The Song Remains Not The Same
    Blackstone Valley Crew - Ohana
    Blount - Trauma
    Blues Traveler - North Hollywood Shootout
    Brave, The - Trust
    Brides Of Destruction - Runaway Brides
    Bullet Lavolta - The Gift
    By Blood Alone - Thunderbirds
    Canopy - Menhir
    Carl Dixon - Into The Future
    Cataract - Cataract
    Cauldron - Burning Fortune
    Cause For Alarm - Beneath The Wheel
    Cause For Alarm - Cheaters And The Cheated
    Cavalera Conspiracy - Blunt Force Trauma (CD/DVD w/Bonus Tracks)
    Charlotte Martin - Dancing On Needles (Autographed)
    Chastain - For Those Who Dare (Reissue)
    Cherry Street - Monroe
    Children Of Bodom - Relentless, Reckless Forever (CD/DVD)
    Christian Death - Jesus Points The Bone At You
    Christian Death - Prophecies
    Christian Death - Sexy Death God
    CKY - Carver City
    Coney Hatch - Best Of Three
    Core Device - What I've Become
    Crown Of Thorns - Crown Jewels (3CD)
    Cynthesis - DeEvolution
    Dark Moor - Autumnal
    Dark Moor - Shadowland
    Dave Matthews Band - Live Trax Vol. 20 - New York 8.19.93 (2CD)
    Dave Matthews Band - Warehouse, Volume 10 (EP)
    Dead Milkmen, The - The King In Yellow
    Dear Life - Dear Life (Cassette Demo)
    Def Leppard - Mirror Ball (2CD/DVD)
    Denver Gentlemen, The - Introducing...
    Derek Davis And The American Blues Box - Derek Davis And The American Blues Box (EP)
    Derek Trucks Band, The - Soul Serenade
    DevilDriver - Beast (CD/DVD w/Bonus Tracks)
    Dirtball, The - Nervous System
    Dirty White Boy - Bad Reputation
    Dog Society - Test Your Own Eyes
    Dogs On Television - Dogs On Television
    Dropkick Murphys - Boys On The Docks (EP)
    Dropkick Murphys - Going Out In Style
    Dropkick Murphys - Live On St. Patrick's Day
    East Bay Chasers, The - The East Bay Chasers
    Edera - Ambiguous
    Eleven - Avantgardedog
    Eleven - Howling Book
    Eleven - Thunk
    Evergrey - Glorious Collision (w/Bonus Track)
    Evergrey - Torn (w/Bonus Track)
    Face Down - The Twisted Rule The Wicked
    Farside - Farside (EP)
    Faster Pussycat - The Power & The Glory Hole
    Felony - Helltown Hotel
    Fifth Angel - Fifth Angel
    Foo Fighters - The Colour And The Shape (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (2CD w/Bonus Tracks)
    Forté - Stranger Than Fiction (Reissue w/Bonus Tracks)
    Forté - Vae Solis (EP) (Limited to 100)
    Fozzy - Chasing The Grail
    Freya - All Hail The End
    Front 242 - 06:21:03:11 Up Evil
    Front 242 - Geography
    Gates Of Slumber, The - The Wretch
    Gates Of Slumber, The - Villain, Villain (2CD)
    Ghost - Opus Eponymous
    Ginger - I'm A Lover Not A Fighter (CD Single)
    Ginger - Ten
    Gotthard - Homerun
    Graveyard - Hisingen Blues (w/Bonus Track)
    Grayson Manor - Back On The Rock (EP)
    Grayson Manor - Children Of The Manor (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Great White - Let It Rock
    Green River - Come On Down (EP)
    Hammerfall - Legacy Of Kings (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Handsome Family, The - Twilight
    Heart - Jupiter's Darling
    Heart - Red Velvet Car
    Hellacopters, The - Cream Of The Crap: Collected Non-Album Works, Vol. 2
    Helmet - Unsung (CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Helstar - Multiples Of Black
    Honeycrack - Anyway (CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Honeycrack - Go Away (CD1 Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Honeycrack - Go Away (CD2 Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Honeycrack - King Of Misery (CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Humanoids, The - Dirty Moves
    Hurtsmile - Hurtsmile
    Hypocrisy - The Final Chapter
    James Murphy - Convergence
    Jani Lane - Back Down To One
    Jet Red - Jet Red
    Joetown - Pills And Ammo
    Journey - Eclipse
    Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith (Reissue w/Bonus Tracks)
    Kik Tracee - Field Trip (EP)
    King Of The Hill - King Of The Hill
    KMFDM - Agogo
    KMFDM - Krank (EP) (Autographed)
    KMFDM - Nihil
    KMFDM - Rules (EP)
    KMFDM - UAIOE
    KMFDM Vs. Pig - Sin, Sex & Salvation (EP)
    Kotipelto - Waiting For The Dawn
    L7 - Everglade (CD Single w/Non-LP Track)
    Lana Lane - Best Of Lana Lane 2000–2008 (2CD)
    Lana Lane - Echoes From The Garden (EP)
    Lauren Harris - Calm Before The Store (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Leaves' Eyes - Njord (2CD Special Fan Edition w/Bonus Tracks)
    Libertine - Rise Above (EP)
    Lillian Axe - Sad Day On Planet Earth
    Linkin Park - Songs From The Underground
    Live - The Beauty Of Gray (EP)
    Lizzy Borden - Deal With The Devil
    Lou Gramm - Long Hard Rock
    Marilyn Manson - The High End Of Low
    Meatmen, The - Happy Fucking Easter, Asshole (7" EP)
    Mechanical Poet - Creepy Tales For Freaky Children (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Metalium - Hero Nation: Chapter Three (2CD)
    Metalium - State Of Triumph: Chapter Two
    Michael Hedges - Aerial Bounderies
    Michael Hedges - Beyond Boundaries: Guitar Solos
    Michael Hedges - Live On The Double Planet
    Michael Hedges - Taproot
    Mike Tramp - Songs I Left Behind
    Mindfunk - Mindfunk
    Mindstorm - Back To Reality
    Mishka - Mishka
    Motorhead - The World Is Yours
    MP - Bursting Out - Live & Loud
    Music, The - Freedom Fighters (CD Single w/Non-LP Track)
    Negative - Neon
    Nemesis - Nemesis
    Nicole Atkins - Mondo Amore
    Nightrage - A New Disease Is Born
    Norther - N (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Odyssey - Reinventing The Past
    OSI - Re: Free (EP)
    Otis Taylor - Definition Of A Circle
    Overlord - Back Into The Dragon's Lair
    Powerman 5000 - Korea Tour EP
    Prisoners, The - In The Land Of The Free (EP)
    Prong - Power Of The Damager
    Ra - Raw
    Roadsaw - Roadsaw
    Rockhead - Chelsea Rose (CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Rockhead - Timer (EP)
    RoutaSielu - Pimeys
    Rusty Eye - Possessor
    Sam Roberts Band - Collider
    Scanner - Scantropolis
    Scarce - Deadsexy
    Seasick Steve - Man From Another Time
    Sense Field - Living Outside
    Sense Field - Sense Field
    Sense Field - Tonight And Forever
    Serenity - Death & Legacy (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead Symphony
    Serj Tankian - Imperfect Harmonies (CD/DVD)
    Sex Gang Children - Blind
    Shadow Theory, The - Behind The Black Veil
    Silver Ginger 5 - Black Leather Mojo (2CD w/Bonus Tracks)
    Sirenia - The Enigma Of Life (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Skagarack - A Slice Of Heaven
    Sons Of Seasons - Magnisphyricon
    Spineshank - Self-Destructive Pattern
    Stratovarius - Elysium
    Supershit 666 - Supershit 666 (EP)
    Supertouch - Lost My Way (7" EP)
    Megadeth - Hangar 18 (CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    NE Hostility - Killa Groove Candy (EP)
    O.A.R. - Any Time Now (2CD)
    Only Living Witness - Prone Mortal Form
    Quiet Riot - Metal Health
    R.D.P. - Anarkophobia
    Sanctuary - Refuge Denied
    Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato (CD2 Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Soulfly - Prophecy
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (2CD)
    Supagroup - Supagroup
    Supertouch - The Earth Is Flat
    Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
    Tall Stories - Tall Stories
    Tattoo - Blood Red
    Teramaze - Tears To Dust
    Therapy? - Knives (Promo CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18
    They Might Be Giants - Factory Showroom
    They Might Be Giants - Flood
    They Might Be Giants - Indestructible Object (EP)
    They Might Be Giants - John Henry
    They Might Be Giants - Miscellaneous T
    They Might Be Giants - Why Does The Sun Shine (EP)
    Three Fish - Three Fish
    Times Of Grace - The Hymn Of A Broken Man
    Toadies - Feeler
    Totalisti - Slave To None
    Trail Of Tears - A New Dimension Of Might
    Transatlantic - Whirld Tour 2010: Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (3CD)
    Trapt - Someone In Control
    Tree Of The Sun/Blastula - Tree Of The Sun/Blastula (1995 Cassette Demo)
    Tres Mts. - Three Mountains
    Tristania - Tristania (EP)
    Turbonegro - Retox (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Two-Bit Thief - One More For The Road
    Tyr - The Lay Of Thrym (w/Bonus Tracks)
    Uncle Jack - Uncle Jack (EP)
    Under Neath What - What Is It
    Upskirts, The - Tube Top Tease (EP)
    Vagh - Sands Of Time
    Valient Thorr - Total Universe Man
    Vanize - High Proof
    W.A.S.P. - Babylon
    Wake, The - Masked
    Warrant - Rockaholic
    Warzone - Fight For Justice
    Warzone - The Victory Years
    When Day Descends - When Day Descends
    While Heaven Wept - Fear Of Infinity
    White Stripes, The - Elephant
    White Stripes, The - Get Behind Me Satan
    Wicked Maraya - 1992 Demo (Cassette)
    Widowmaker - Blood And Bullets
    Wig Wam - Hard To Be A Rock'n Roller (w/Bonus Track)
    Wig Wam - Wig Wamania
    Wildhearts, The - Don't Be Happy...Just Worry (2CD)
    Wildhearts, The - Fishing For Luckies (Limited Edition Reissue w/3D Holographic Cover)
    Wildhearts, The - Fishing For Luckies (Original EP)
    Wildhearts, The - I Wanna Go Where The People Go (CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Wildhearts, The - If Life Is Like A Love Bank... (CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Wildhearts, The - Just In Lust (CD Single w/Non-LP Tracks)
    Wildhearts, The - P.H.U.Q. (Limited Edition w/Purple Velvet Case)
    Wildhearts, The - Red Light - Green Light (EP)
    Wildhearts, The - Suckerpunch (EP)
    Wildhearts, The - TV EP
    Within Temptation - The Unforgiving
    WithoutEnding - WithoutEnding
    Zac Maloy - Saturday Is Gone
    ZO2 - Casino Logic

    My playlist is epic! Haha.
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    That's quite the list LOL. Are those just songs? Or albums? I might buy a dozen or songs a year.

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    Those are albums. I have about 8,000 total. So many I no longer have room for them! Haha.
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    Soundgarden and White Stripes! Whooooo!

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    Man, I knew about five of those featured in that list, Kenwood. The pulse is flat and my finger is numb.

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    I'm with Craig, but always into checking new stuff out for sure.

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    Graveyard- Hisingen Blues is awesome, and I've also been listening to Grand Magus - Hammer of the North, old school metal, got me headbangin' while tryin' to write

    Most of the time I've been listening to Japan's album , Obscure Alternatives, absolutely fantastic music to write by.

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    Some seriously cool music on your list Kenwood. Thumbs up!

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    It really depends on what type of writing I'm doing. If I find I'm struggling or trying to come up with a brand new story, I tend to opt for white noise/environmental sounds/ambient background stuff. (First latched onto it at the office...great for drowning out chatter.)

    If I'm revising or things seem to be going along swimmingly, I'll dig out my Stones, Bowie, Pink Floyd, and/or NIN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portrait in flesh View Post
    It really depends on what type of writing I'm doing. If I find I'm struggling or trying to come up with a brand new story, I tend to opt for white noise/environmental sounds/ambient background stuff. (First latched onto it at the office...great for drowning out chatter.)

    If I'm revising or things seem to be going along swimmingly, I'll dig out my Stones, Bowie, Pink Floyd, and/or NIN.
    Love me some Pink Floyd and NiN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven Ames View Post
    Love me some Pink Floyd and NiN.
    Same! Floyd is my #1.

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    Been listening to David Gilmour - In Concert DVD a lot lately. This is probably my #1 dVD concert now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    Been listening to David Gilmour - In Concert DVD a lot lately. This is probably my #1 dVD concert now.
    I went to go see David Gilmour back in the 80's. I screwed up and misunderstood when the tickets went on sale so ended up in the nosebleed section. It was horrible. Every time he would do a guitar solo, the entire place would go wild and I couldn't hear a thing. There he was, I tiny little dot playing a tiny little stick and all around me the roar of the insane.

    When Roger Waters came to town, I made sure to get floor seats. I was in the second row just off to the right. One of the best damned shows I'd been to. Much more theatrical then Gilmour's--and I could hear everything!

    MLD

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    God, I miss Floyd. I got to seem them once intact and once without Waters. Great, great shows.

    "By the way, which one's Pink."
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    I hear ya, MLD. This is why I don't go to many concerts now days. When i was young, I tended not to care so much where I sat for the majority of the concerts. Now days, if I can afford to go, I'm going to make sure I can see and hear it. Gilmour tends to focus less on the show and more on the music, while Waters puts the whole thing together. I like both methods actually, depending on mood, but this Gilmour was incredible. I wanted to see this concert when it came to town, but even the nosebleed seats were going for $450 per. I'll likely not have another chance to see him solo. Saw Waters the last three concerts he brought this way. They were all good.

    We will never see them all together again, as Wright died, but there is hope for something with the other three. Although if you watch the video where Gimour/Mason make an appearance at Roger's Wall tour, they look a little bitter. I thought Roger was being cool about things. So, there is a glimmer, although it is a small one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    Same! Floyd is my #1.
    Pink Floyd is easily my #1 as well. As for what music I listen to when writing, Pink Floyd seeps in a lot of times (Mostly through outlining), but I will listen to just about anything (except Rap really (It's just not my genre)) as long as it fits with the environment/mood for my story. I'm a big Rod Serling "Twilight Zone" fan, and listen to the soundtracks from the series a lot, when writing. The only truly distracting thing for me when listening to music is if I pick something that I want to listen to, for example, Stephen King's audio book reading to "On Writing". I can't write when listening to that because I want to hear what he has to say. On the other hand, during college, I usually always listen to his speech that became the audio cd, "Building Bridges-Live at the National Book Awards" a great gem for the aspiring writer!
    "If you want to write, you write." John D. MacDonald

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