If music be the food of love... Message Board

  • View author's info Author posted on May 29, 2005 at 15:29


    If music be the food of love...

    then what is the most appropriate music to play if someone comes round to your house/flat/apartment/houseboat (whatever)??

    Suggestions please.

    PS If there are mentions of 'Zorba the Greek' or anything by Hawkwind, I'll know the answers are a wind-up.
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  • View author's info posted on Jun 01, 2005 at 07:42


    yep, very good song Bobby, welcome to the jungle etc.. I also like Lynyrd Skynyrd and I really like Black Sabbath. But you can only listen to this kind of music VERY LOUD and preferably in the car while driving VERY FAST - lol! And then you get caught speeding...
  • View author's info posted on Jun 01, 2005 at 01:14


    I like from Pop to Jazz,Country,Blues,I just love Music...
  • View author's info posted on May 31, 2005 at 16:06



    Minerva415 write:
    You're right Maggie. Sometimes I'm in the mood for opera, other times for hard rock, sometimes easy jazz etc....
    sometimes it's blues and other times it's classical. There is very little I really dislike in the way of music. Maybe rap - although even some of that is "ok" but only in very small doses.

    But I guess, in general, if you are having a "romantic" dinner some types of music fit in better with that kind of mood. Wouldn't think of serenading my dinner guest, by candlelight, with Guns and Roses or Deep Purple I guess - lol!

    What's your favorite type of music?

    ha,ha yea i like guns and roses: welcome to the jungle we got everything in the jungle welcome to the jungle won't you bring me to your knees. yea what about bad company: can't get enough of your love, shooting star, lynyrd skynyrd
  • View author's info posted on May 31, 2005 at 01:24


    You're right Maggie. Sometimes I'm in the mood for opera, other times for hard rock, sometimes easy jazz etc....
    sometimes it's blues and other times it's classical. There is very little I really dislike in the way of music. Maybe rap - although even some of that is "ok" but only in very small doses.

    But I guess, in general, if you are having a "romantic" dinner some types of music fit in better with that kind of mood. Wouldn't think of serenading my dinner guest, by candlelight, with Guns and Roses or Deep Purple I guess - lol!

    What's your favorite type of music?
  • View author's info posted on May 31, 2005 at 00:51


    I think Music depends on the Mood...
  • View author's info posted on May 30, 2005 at 14:48


    Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is nice too. And almost any classical guitar music is good to listen to under these circumstances. Have you heard/seen John Williams' guitar concert in Sevilla? (I think it's in Sevilla.?) It's wonderful. He makes it look so easy! Not fair - lol.
  • View author's info posted on May 30, 2005 at 12:19


    I must confess that I started this thread as a bit of a rhetorical question, to see what other people's opinions were.

    My own personal favourite for "a quiet night in" would be Debussy's Clair de Lune, or perhaps "Bay of Kings" (a classical guitar album by Steve Hackett).

    (For a lads night in, it would be a different matter altogether of course - much noisier...)
  • View author's info posted on May 30, 2005 at 04:47



    AlpenSnow write:
    If music be the food of love...

    then what is the most appropriate music to play if someone comes round to your house/flat/apartment/houseboat (whatever)??

    Suggestions please.

    PS If there are mentions of 'Zorba the Greek' or anything by Hawkwind, I'll know the answers are a wind-up.



    ok ok I'll be serious (but I still think there's nothing wrong with Zorba)

    BTW, I love that you included houseboat! I'd love to live on a houseboat in Amsterdam! But back to the subject....
    Katie Melua is great... (love her song: Closest thing to Crazy) Norah Jones maybe.. in small doses. Joan Armatrading... Dinah Washington (Mad about the Boy - great song)
    Stevie Wonder - Gary Moore - Ry Cooder (some of his stuff...) Elton John - Buena Vista Social Club!! And there are more I'm sure that I can't think of now...
    I guess it depends on who's coming over and what the context of the date is. I am assuming it is a "romantic" dinner date just for two...??

    Classical music and other:
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons
    Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    Chopin's Polonaise, Waltzes etc...
    Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake
    Hadjidakis - 15 Vespers (great guitar, piano and harp combo)
    Hadjidakis - Gioconda's Smile

    Nothing better - I imagine for I have yet to do it - than to sit on a (my?) balcony and admire the stunning view in the evening after a delicious dinner, candles and lanterns all around, with someone special at your side, while listening to beautiful music...
    *sigh*
  • View author's info posted on May 30, 2005 at 04:46



    AlpenSnow write:
    If music be the food of love...

    then what is the most appropriate music to play if someone comes round to your house/flat/apartment/houseboat (whatever)??

    Suggestions please.

    PS If there are mentions of 'Zorba the Greek' or anything by Hawkwind, I'll know the answers are a wind-up.



    Hey, what's wrong with Zorba the Greek?? Perfectly good music to dance the syrtaki to - well except on a houseboat maybe....
  • View author's info posted on May 29, 2005 at 21:50


    I like the song by Kenny Chesney.......You had me at Hello..I want to be able to say that..
  • View author's info posted on May 29, 2005 at 18:54


    if it turns a lil kinky..tina turner is good, what's love got to do with it.........lol
  • View author's info posted on May 29, 2005 at 18:52


    music being the food of love..Yanni works real good.
  • View author's info posted on May 29, 2005 at 17:59


    i like all sorts of music arangeing from jazz to metal country classic rock classic country after all iam a musician, self tought since iwas a kid. i like any thing except for rap i don't know what they get out of it, i also like 50's and 60's rock and roll to.
  • View author's info posted on May 29, 2005 at 16:43


    That's not a question easily answered. It really depends on the type of gathering. If it is a big whoop up party with a bunch of friends then something more raunchy. If it is a social gathering of friends it could be more background music either classical, rock, country...depends on the mood and likes of the people in attendance. I have to admit...whenever I have a party, I ask one of my friend's husband to handle it for me...he brings all his CD's and it works. I just worry about the food! lol
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