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Old 09-10-2017, 10:16 AM   #1
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Music to LIVE For.... while Boondocking

The antenna on the Airstream is about as good as using a feather pillow as a hammer. When out of the City... radio reception sucks. This is from personal experience in the Rocky Mountains. This I will replace with a 30" whip, and find one that will thread properly on this PieceOS Airstream hardware.

My favorite and most inspiring music Boondokcing is listening to my John Denver CD's or off of my wife's IPod. Maybe Bob Dylan is a distant second... but John Denver... makes remote campsites just that much more... wonderful.

Had you to choose ONE ARTIST... and a backup, whom do you find soothing and relaxing when Boondocked, or just laying back camped at the Lake with company?
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:00 PM   #2
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Tossup between Chuck Mangione and David Sanborn. Either one as primary, the other as backup.

Don't need vocals when camping; instrumentals fit the mood better.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:46 PM   #4
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The wonder of the modern age is that there really isn't a need to pick just one anymore. A phone or even a USB stick will hold more music than I can listen to in a couple of weeks. It's insane. Satellite radio subscription? why? (yes, weather channel is on channel something ...).

Music at breakfast is different than music after sundown. Tough to find one artist that covers both bases. Jefferson Airplane works in the morning. Joanie Mitchell works in the evening .....Glad I don't have to pick just one. Probably go with the calmer stuff if I had to pick.

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Old 09-10-2017, 04:27 PM   #6
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When reception is bad I break out the Gibson. Of course I play mostly Country.
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Wow that's a tough one. I'm kinda like Bob in that when anyone ever asks me who is my "favorite" I have to tell them I really don't have a favorite. I have many. I guess I'd go along with the non-vocal suggestion and it would have to be someone with a large discography. Probably John Coltrane or Miles Davis for the main one, or Chet Baker, could get a lot of instumental and vocals that way. (see I told you this would be hard). Maybe backup would be Dexter Gordon but then I really like Dexter Gordon and I am already feeling guilty for putting him in as a backup. But then what about some vocals, say Neil Young? He is one of the few I like that are still alive. Then maybe balance that out with one of my dead woodwind players for backup. Or maybe Neil would be backup.
This is all wrong, maybe I would say all or none. It would be a bad thing, to leave all those behind and get burned out on just one.

This is too depressing, I can't play. Sorry.
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A good reason why I never say I have a favorite is for fear they will get me a "Best of" recording.
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:37 PM   #10
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I like a variety of music, but if I could only pick one that I might be able to listen to many times without getting sick of it, it would be Celtic music featuring the penny whistle and pipes. Two of my favorite collections in that genre are "Tis the Season, Celtic Christmas," and "Celtic Moods."
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I'm definitely going to listen to Rocky Mtn. High when I hit Colorado in two weeks. Most of the time I listen to various mix tracks. My favorite is a blend of Tropical/Latin beats that reminds me I'm on vacation.
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James Taylor

While not my favorite of all time, but definitely in my top 30, James Taylor always reminds me of summer, relaxing by the pool or at the lake, sunshine and warm evenings. Songs like Going to Carolina, Sweet Baby James, Walking Man, etc. make me close my eyes and drift off to another place.

There's a song that they sing when they take to the highway
a song that they sing when they take to the sea
a song that they sing of their home in the sky,
maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep
but singing works just fine for me

So, goodnight you moon light ladies,
rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose,
won't you let me go down in my dreams?
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James
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That's a tough one. Like asking what is your favorite food or shirt while camping. Depends on time, mood, weather or company..

With Morning and coffee....maybe just nature...,
Afternoon, more nature or rarely perhaps some low JT or well recorded acoustic Instumental (as some mentioned., vocals not necessary).

Evening, break out the wine and guitar or low background volume new country or bluegrass or something less busy, but will have to figure that one out...then and there.

Hope the neighbors music and whatever works for them.... stays low....unless better than ours !
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