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Old 05-13-07, 02:05 PM   #1
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Music That Soothes Your Savage Beasts

A post on the thread about great cover songs reminded me of how all my pets have had a favorite music artist or album they would listen to. In my teens, we had 2 Golden Retrievers. One of them loved the Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Sessions album. She would curl up around the speaker with her eyes closed and ears perked up whenever I played it. Her sister adored my mom's Johnny Mathis Christmas album. Kind of corny, but she was one of those corny, goofball Goldens, so it fit her well. At this time in my life, I have a cat. This Mastermind of Evil can be subdued by playing Air's Moon Safari album. She will fall into a nap, purring with her ears perked up in listening mode. She seems to like electronica in general, but Air is her absolute favorite.

What kind of music soothes your savage (and not so savage) beasts?
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Old 05-13-07, 04:27 PM   #2
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One of them loved the Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Sessions album.
Gotta love the Cowboy Junkies. Misguided Angel does it for me big time.

My sooth the beast list is to big too list. Everything from Bach to Bela Fleck. Ironically, mellow music gets me going whereas the heavy stuff usually shuts me down pretty good.
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Old 05-13-07, 04:53 PM   #3
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Miles does well to calm anything down.
Dr. Demento's The Singing Dogs version of "Jingle Bells" will send my animals into fits.
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Cowboy Junkies is bound to soothe any beast! Savage or otherwise.

My cat just fell asleep to this:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xndQvXgyK6Q

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Old 05-14-07, 05:31 PM   #7
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Some of my quieter originals work well
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My iguana used to LOVE hard and alternative rock. Would go to the closest edge of the couch and bop his head.

HATED Beethoven. He would get all puffy, spikes would stand up on end, then go into the other room. So weird.
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Let's hear 'em!
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Let's hear 'em!
i concur
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Once I figure out how to work it, I'll post links to my soundclick page
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My dog used to like Mahler, Paganini, and Villa-Lobos and Metallica.

He had good taste
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One of them loved the Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Sessions album.
My all-time favorite band.

My boys don't seem to pay attention much when music is playing.
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Once I figure out how to work it, I'll post links to my soundclick page

upload you music and post link. i like music. i also have a soundclick by the way
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upload you music and post link. i like music. i also have a soundclick by the way
Planning on giving us a link to your page? The problem is I record WMA's and soundclick will only accept MP3 files. Once I find an MP3 converter, I'll get that done
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