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Music Choices Influenced by the Seasons?

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Curious if anyone's musical choices are influenced by the seasons.  Mine definitely are, although I can listen to jazz pretty much any time of year.  

I tend to like singers and standards this time of year for some reason.  

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I haven't noticed any seasonal patterns in my listening.

I do go through "phases" when I concentrate narrowly on a genre or artist or time period.  But I don't think it's anything recurrent, like the seasons.  A phase might come back around again.  But it's random.

 

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56 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Curious if anyone's musical choices are influenced by the seasons.  Mine definitely are, although I can listen to jazz pretty much any time of year.  

I tend to like singers and standards this time of year for some reason.  

I definitely listen to less non-jazz music this time of year, and yes, it's also when I break out more mainstream & vocal fare as well as early jazz. 

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We break out the Scandinavian folk-music, and Scandinavian chamber music after Thanksgiving — and it’s essentially “holiday” music for us, along with various Christmas musics.

My wife is 5/8ths Swedish (her dad is 3/4ths).

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26 minutes ago, Rooster_Ties said:

My wife is 5/8ths Swedish (her dad is 3/4ths).

Failing at the math right now...how do you get to 5/8 from 3/4?...6/8 * x = 5/8?

x = 0.83333? Her mom is 5/6 Sweedish? Is that right?

Hey, I'm adopted. This ancestry stuff never has taken root with me....

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Yes.  During the summer I listen to bossa nova, surf guitar and surfing music.

When the weather turns cooler (after Labor Day), I put away all that sand-between-my-toes music, and pull out the indoor and city sidewalk-type music.

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1 hour ago, GA Russell said:

Yes.  During the summer I listen to bossa nova, surf guitar and surfing music.

When the weather turns cooler (after Labor Day), I put away all that sand-between-my-toes music, and pull out the indoor and city sidewalk-type music.

Interesting.  In the summer, I listen to Afro-Cuban jazz and exotica.

But Bossa strikes me as winter music, perhaps because of its inherent sadness.  I listen to Bossa generally between January and March. 

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5 hours ago, JSngry said:

Failing at the math right now...how do you get to 5/8 from 3/4?...6/8 * x = 5/8?

x = 0.83333? Her mom is 5/6 Sweedish? Is that right?

Hey, I'm adopted. This ancestry stuff never has taken root with me....

I think I meant to say her dad is 3/4ths Swedish, and that she’s 3/8ths (not 5/8ths) — but I just double checked with her a little while ago, and some of that is Norwegian too — but still more Swedish than Norwegian.

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No, to be honest I play what I play irregardless of season.

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At home:

Spring and Fall = lot of music

Winter time =  much more DVDs, much less music (cold and stuff)

Summer = not at home

At work:

Automn semester = office time = 15+ cds per week

Spring semester = teaching time = no music.

No season pattern regarding the type of music, just maybe a daily pattern, no reeds/trumpet past 11pm.

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I tend to go anti-seasonal. Miserable rainsoaked weather calls for a Jobim treatment.

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Autumn/winter definitely brings out the ECM in me

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On 11/12/2021 at 6:03 AM, mjazzg said:

Autumn/winter definitely brings out the ECM in me

I'm the same. Many ECM albums immediately remind me of winter darkness and shorter days, cooler weather and fallen leaves.

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On 11/12/2021 at 5:48 AM, Rabshakeh said:

I tend to go anti-seasonal. Miserable rainsoaked weather calls for a Jobim treatment.

But that is appropriate.  Bossa is inherently sad music. 

Right after January 1, I tend to listen to Moog and electronic music, because it conveys a bright, shiny future.

Around February, I break out Scott Walker's first five albums.  They are perfect for that time of year, bringing to mind bleak landscapes.  

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17 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

 

Around February, I break out Scott Walker's first five albums.  They are perfect for that time of year, bringing to mind bleak landscapes.  

Yes, absolutely but I hope you listen to something else in the month too. Too much undiluted Scott might be too much.

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I mentioned Scandinavian folk and classical music above (around Christmas), but that’s definitely a “winter” thing too — with the start of December, there’s just a lot of synergy between music of the north, and winter — including Björk and The Sugarcubes too (being Icelandic and all).

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I used to play Christmas music in July, to go along with the sales.

But then summer got too damn hot for that to be fun.

However, best Spring car music when leaving for a gig in the sunny early afternoon - Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits.

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2 hours ago, JSngry said:

However, best Spring car music when leaving for a gig in the sunny early afternoon - Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits.

It is indeed great spring car music!

Every Thanksgiving, for some reason, I listen to Nina Simone.

And after Thanksgiving, I love listening to my beloved uptempo pizzicato string production music!

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