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Postby garburator » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:31 pm

Pat Metheny Group-"First Circle" (the deepest album ever imo), selected tracks on "Travels" ("Goodbye", "The Fields The Sky", etc.), "New Chataqua". And then some John Denver and bluegrass, always.
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Postby blazin » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:48 pm

This song was written expressly for climbers and our ilk: "The Climb"

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb


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Postby MarthaP » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:13 am

I don't bring music with me, but somehow it just pops into my head.

A lot of it has to do with the rhythm of my hiking and something will automatically show up to match it. Sometimes it's a chorus from a song, sometimes it's something absolutely ridiculous that I make up.

I guess I prefer not to have the earbuds in my ears but want to be open to whatever shows up.

Kumbaya, I know. :lol:
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Postby Andinistaloco » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:26 am

MarthaP wrote:I guess I prefer not to have the earbuds in my ears but want to be open to whatever shows up.


There are other good reasons, too. Imagine getting hit by rockfall because you're too busy jamming out to whatever tune is blaring on your Ipod! :wink:
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Postby blazin » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:49 am

squishy wrote:ya but...it's from Miley Cyrus...

here's what her fans look like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3cyjQ3y_eM


Precisely why I go to her concerts.

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Postby klwagar » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:35 am

I want Landslide Dixie Chicks version for my funeral
otherwise I listen to Sigur ros on the mountains - not that I understand a word.
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Postby Mark Straub » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:27 am

A good song about climbing is called "South Side of the Sky" by Yes. I'm also into Tool a lot, Led Zeppelin, and Jane's Addiction after a climb.

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Postby lcarreau » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:39 am

Please don't try to "pigeon-hole" me, but everybody knows I'm heavily into classic rock.

I've been known to listen to everything from
Carly Simon to Ozzy Osborne.

Another classic by 'Yes' is "Siberian Khatru" from
the "Close To The Edge" CD, which is entirely
about mountains.

ELP and Rush round out my top 5.

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Postby sascha » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:31 am

How about: In high places by Mike Oldfield.
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Italian Dialect Music

Postby ChugachMan » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:41 pm

Having spent some of my happiest times in the Italian alps, I like the "Italian Folk/Rock" artist Davide Van De Sfroos, who sings in dialect about the mountains and life in general. Songs: "La Balera", "La Furmiga", "La Curiera", "Ninna Nanna del contrabbandiere" (song of the mountain smugglers more or less), or for those beautiful alpine mornings "Akuaduulza".
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Postby Mark Straub » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:16 pm

lcarreau wrote:Another classic by 'Yes' is "Siberian Khatru" from
the "Close To The Edge" CD, which is entirely
about mountains.


I love that song! That entire album is wonderful.

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Postby Charles » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:51 pm

Fairport Convention, "Meet on the ledge". I´m not sure if it´s really about mountaineering but it reminds me of it.
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Postby silversummit » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:10 pm

When I'm paddling hard across a lake into a headwind or hiking up a tough trail I play the following tunes in my head:

"Not Giving Up" by Switchfoot - a real upper so-to-speak
"This Is Your Life" by Switchfoot again - title tells all
"Stand Back" by Stevie Nicks - a true classic, gets your blood moving
"Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd - another mover
"Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas - I know, I'm sentimental!

and my current fav:
"Say" by John Mayor - from the movie "Bucket List" but easy to sing and helped me hike down Skyline Trail Loop at Rainier 2 weeks ago after I'd fallen down and broken my ankle.

[I really like this thread. I have checked out several tunes for my I-Pod collection.]
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