mostly listen to podcasts for steady state and LSD efforts, and lately been preferring hiphop for intervals, as the tempo (high 80s to low 90s) is where i'm aiming for cadence, which keeps me smooth.
For riding I've been listening to lots of new deep house tracks. Got a few DJ gigs coming up and I find it a great way to get to know new material because everything plays all the way through uninterrupted.
graphs are you on hpn?
I have a chance to see Hank III within a week up here in NorCal. Still on the fence about it as I'm not much of a country guy, although I do enjoy listening to old Hank I, Merle Haggard and "My hair isn't long enough to cover up my redneck" if I'm out at the bar.
Playing atm: John Scofield - Jeep on 35
I saw Hank a few yrs back. He put on a good show. I like old (real) country, and he sounds just like his grandpa.
serious question: do you listen to music other than jazz & classical?
Yes, although not all that often. I am required to know a lot of pop music for some gigs.
My english class had like 20 books last semester, so I got a nice amount of reading done. I'm hoping to have some time to read while working a day job from next year on.
I might also say...
The music that goes on in my head is pretty much non-stop. I can go for many days without listening to anything. Of course, since I practice every day, I suppose I am listening to that.
The last time I drove from CA to NY I didn't bother to turn on the radio.
What instrument(s) do you play, Grumpy?
here is a vid of me practicing both at the same time :P
I actually have a music blog that some of you might like. I haven't put up any new records or mixes up for a while but there's some pretty great jazz and soul LP's and mixes already up there.
And just in case anybody is concerned, all the LP's posted are deleted or out of print so rest easy that I'm not stealing anybody's meal ticket.