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What kind of music are YOU listening while you are creative?

 Asked just for fun. I think drawing/painting  and music belong together.

Here is my list:

for quick and expressive drawings I listen to alternative rock like Blind Age(unknown to the most of you, friends to me), Linkin' Park, 3Doors Down, Alter Bridge, and many more.

for very freaky ideas I listen to Dream Theatre(though I can't stand that only for 1-2 hours...)

for moody titles and chilley works I listen to recreative Ambient&Trance Techno like XERXES, Martin O'Donnel(Soundtrack from HALO2) and several else.

Now let me know yours...

mo

84 Replies

  • ...hmmmm,

    Things like: Frankie Bones, Circuitbreaker, Paul Birken, DJ Hectic, Jimmy Swift, Hard Floor, Spice Lab. The list goes on and on. Dj Based electronic music. Strickly Underground!!Cool

     

  • In reply to zzz_sector6:

    Hrm....Outside of Paul, I don't think anyone here is old enough to know the music that I listen to while I work....Angel  But it is basically old, old, oldies. Going back to the 30's, 40's and 50's. Plus Sinatra, et al.

    (I must be older than dirt.....to be that far into the past...)



    [edited by: Hugh Johnson at 11:32 (GMT -7) on Fri, Jul 11 2008]
  • In reply to Hugh Johnson:

    Does that explain why the words and music of "I'm gonna dance with the dolly with a hole in her stocking" suddenly popped into my head and refused to leave my head for days after (without the radio or any other talking device being on) while I was working on a set of illustrated instructions to a potential manufacturer of a proposed device.

    For those not in the know that tune was ca 1944, but was originally written in 1844!

    Funny thing is that before I retired I had the radio on in the office all day, tuned to the (mostly) classical local station. Since retiring I don't think I have turned a radio on more than twice.


    HuMJohn wrote:

    Hrm....Outside of Paul, I don't think anyone here is old enough to know the music that I listen to while I work....Angel  But it is basically old, old, oldies. Going back to the 30's, 40's and 50's. Plus Sinatra, et al.

    (I must be older than dirt.....to be that far into the past...)


    HuMJohn
    aka H Johnson

    http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/7346/27517.aspx#27517

  • for relax: Mike Oldfield, Jean Michel Jarré...

    for energy: REM, U2, techno music (New Order, Depeche mode, Erasure, Real Life, Midnight Oil...)

  • When I am thinking about ideas, I normally switch the music off, but when I am doing the actual design or painting/drawing, something energetic like skinny puppy, porter, etc, can do the trick. I tend to listen to a lot of "alternative" rock, but cuban or mexican sones also make me spin.

  • In reply to Mosh:

    Interesting question... so I'll help the "older than dirt" guys out with my typical in office tunes that come from the Classic Jazz channel on Sirius, or if it's later in the day I'll listen to programs on Discovery or History channel for a change (usually when I'm in the stage of monotonous repetitive design).

    It's been several years since I had a radio in the office as well, but back then I would vasilate between 50's rock and roll, talk and classic rock. As for my music collection, it gets more play time when I'm mobile and varies between U2, Sinatra, Earth Wind & Fire, Moody Blues, Michael Buble, Santana, Steppenwolf, Jean Michael Jarre, ELP, Dave Brubeck, Yes, Neil Diamond, Gato Barbieri, Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Burt Bacharach, Enya, Carly Simon, Cher, Gnarls Barkley, John Tesh, Yellowjackets, James Blunt, John Barry, Quincy Jones, Guess Who, Sergio Mendez, Sarah Brightman, ... I could go on, but I would think I get the award for most diverse! 

  • In reply to Scott:

     Guys, I am very amazed about the count of replies!! Really there are very interessting and different types of music, so unique like the works and arts! The music which is listened by you and is foreign to me: I will check each one out, cause I'm always searching for new influences!

    sector6

    Hard Floor, Spice Lab....Strickly Underground!!

     sometimes I listen to that too! But I have to be in a very energized mood...And then I can't keep sitting patiently working in front of my Laptop...

    Hugh Johnson

    Going back to the 30's, 40's and 50's. Plus Sinatra

    I can imagine listening to those oldies "older than dirt" too(Aren' they "Evergreens"?), it might be interessting what the inspiration and the result would be!

    Paul McGee

    "I'm gonna dance with the dolly with a hole in her stocking" 

     Paul, this is one I know too, am I old know? Lol

    Ariel

    for relax: Mike Oldfield, Jean Michel Jarré...

    for energy: REM, U2, techno music (New Order, Depeche mode, Erasure, Real Life, Midnight Oil...)

    Yeah, Ariel, Jean Michel Jarré might be the one on top of the list of many Artists, I love his "soundscape"-like music! Do you know the guys from "software"? I don't know if they still exist, their time was back in the eighties...In music we seem to be on the same wavelength. Interessting!

    Mosh

    I tend to listen to a lot of "alternative" rock, but cuban or mexican sones also make me spin.

     Really, Mosh? Then you should try this one: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=67878830

    stodare

    Interesting question... so I'll help the "older than dirt" guys out with my typical in office tunes that come from the Classic Jazz channel on Sirius, or if it's later in the day I'll listen to programs on Discovery or History channel for a change (usually when I'm in the stage of monotonous repetitive design).

    It's been several years since I had a radio in the office as well, but back then I would vasilate between 50's rock and roll, talk and classic rock. As for my music collection, it gets more play time when I'm mobile and varies between U2, Sinatra, Earth Wind & Fire, Moody Blues, Michael Buble, Santana, Steppenwolf, Jean Michael Jarre, ELP, Dave Brubeck, Yes, Neil Diamond, Gato Barbieri, Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Burt Bacharach, Enya, Carly Simon, Cher, Gnarls Barkley, John Tesh, Yellowjackets, James Blunt, John Barry, Quincy Jones, Guess Who, Sergio Mendez, Sarah Brightman, ... I could go on, but I would think I get the award for most diverse! 

    You got my vote for the award for most diverse, stodare! :-)) An impressive and well known collection, where everyone of us surely find his faves.



    [edited by: mo at 4:51 (GMT -7) on Sat, Jul 12 2008]
  • Being an Indian, I don't listen to any of the music discussed here. But I am an Indian oldie and love to hear Kishore Kumar, one of the Indian master singers. And especially I love to listen his emotional solos he sung in 60's, 70's

    GREAT ARTISTE, unfortunately no more with us.

  • In reply to mo:

    mo
    Ariel
    for relax: Mike Oldfield, Jean Michel Jarré...

    for energy: REM, U2, techno music (New Order, Depeche mode, Erasure, Real Life, Midnight Oil...) 

    Yeah, Ariel, Jean Michel Jarré might be the one on top of the list of many Artists, I love his "soundscape"-like music! Do you know the guys from "software"? I don't know if they still exist, their time was back in the eighties...In music we seem to be on the same wavelength. Interessting!

     

    Well, Jean Michel birthday's is on August 24th, the same as me. Of course, I don't play music, but I don't know if Jean Michel ever use CorelDRAW... Big Smile

  • In reply to Anand Dixit:

    Anand

    Being an Indian, I don't listen to any of the music discussed here. But I am an Indian oldie and love to hear Kishore Kumar, one of the Indian master singers. And especially I love to listen his emotional solos he sung in 60's, 70's

    GREAT ARTISTE, unfortunately no more with us.

    Hi, Anand, I was search about Kishore Kumar and I download a song (neelay neelay amber pe). Sounds fabulous! I don't undestand one word but the music sounds genial. My daughter (seven years old) to dance with their music and asked me: more music like that. So I download to another, (chand mera dil, from kishore kumar, mohd rafi & asha bhosl ). In a part of this song, sounds like ABBA. So many great artists we are losing because of lack of information! Can you tell me more similar music to listen? or do you recommend me a song?

     

    thanks for share this wonderful artist with us

  • In reply to Anand Dixit:

     Anand, Ive tried Kishore Kumar, and the funny thing is, I could hear his songs the hole day. I am also interessted in more of this music culture!

    @ Ariel: If Jean Michel Jarré would do any visual Arts, many of us would be interessted what the Arts would be! What I've ment with the list of Artists: Every Artist use serveral sences and inputs of influence. And music might be important for many of them. But Jarré might be the most listened by many Artists. I could imagine you're listening to Vangelis too, dont you?

    Honestly said: I tend to hear even Classics, Operas and Synphonies, or movie soundtracks (Howard Shore for example). There is no way I don't dare to go for the right music in the right moment.

  • In reply to mo:

    mo
    I could imagine you're listening to Vangelis too, dont you?

    Of course

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=kSrCTVLagEc

     

    mo
    @ Ariel: If Jean Michel Jarré would do any visual Arts, many of us would be interessted what the Arts would be!

    If you think in all Arts as one, you can unify music, visual arts, painting, lights, colors...  can you imagine the sound of the colors? can you imagine a music when you see some colors o some images?

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=Qav2U0Ohb6U&feature=related

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=VIbD7VRWx8Q&feature=related

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=x8dqzTl0vUI&feature=related

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=x8dqzTl0vUI&feature=related

     

    mo
    Honestly said: I tend to hear even Classics, Operas and Synphonies, or movie soundtracks

    One of the most popular music of Mike Oldfield is Tubular Bells, the sound of The Exorcist. The Orchestral Tubular Bells is a wonderful piece.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEnYJzU9qcM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSRJvq4Wd48&feature=related

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=EaQOxy-3B1U&feature=related

    Unfortunately, Mike is most popukar for your "commercial" song, with Jon Anderson (from "Yes"), Bonnie Tyler and Maggie Reilley,  good but not he best

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=pPvbVvmkX_w&feature=related

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=8bOLkPbPCbk&feature=related

     

    and more of my favorites:

    Cirque du Soleil - Alegria - http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=fllDB3FK7pI&feature=related

    New Order: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=ts9r0QHuFHw

    Real Life: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=D6zBjYIyz-0

    Midnight Oil : http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=pcGP_ovt5hg

  • In reply to Ariel:

    Ariel:

    Thanks for the YouTube link to Vangelis.

  • In reply to Hugh Johnson:

    Ariel

    If you think in all Arts as one, you can unify music, visual arts, painting, lights, colors...  can you imagine the sound of the colors? can you imagine a music when you see some colors o some images?

     

    Of course I can. We were'nt Artists if we could not. Ariel: thank you very much for all those YouTube links! 

    I've watched them, my favorite among these was the powerful voice of Francesca Gagnon - Cirque du Soleil - Alegria.

    Fantastic!



    [edited by: mo at 2:59 (GMT -7) on Sun, Jul 13 2008]
  • In reply to Ariel:

    Ariel

    Its my favourite song too. I have a collection of Kishore Kumar's solo songs. Just FANTASTIC. Its nice to know you liked his voice. The real fun would be if you could understand the words and  meaning. Shall send you a detailed mail about Kishore's songs.

    Ariel
    I download a song (neelay neelay amber pe)