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Features So what's on the shop radio?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lostone, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,946

    big duece
    from kansas

    sha doobi
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  2. Nailhead A-V8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
    Posts: 897

    Nailhead A-V8

    As a kid in the '70's-80's the music sucked and I knew it so I started off with classics; Chuck B, Bo D, Eddy C, Muddy, Django, Howlin' etc.... although I do appreciate other instruments for me it has to be basic guitar, bass, drums...although I respect pop, rap, disco, that really cliche country junk and electronic based music for their ability to catch the average listener....I just can't listen to it for long.... I get mad and start losing my train of thought and end up throwing tools around etc.
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  3. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,169


    Is it because I live (at the beach) in SC??? Beach music/Shag and talk radio is what I like.
  4. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,779

    from Wa.

    The BN and UP dispatchers.
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  5. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,559

    Ron Brown

    Pandora...straight up blues...nuttin else
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  6. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,173

    from Missouri

    Buckethead on Pandora
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  7. slim tempo
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Posts: 410

    slim tempo

    Give me 50's Country/Western. All the dead guys and girls.
  8. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,068

    from Ioway

    I like a lot of that stuff too, mainly because I haven't heard the same songs 50 gazillion times over and over and over.
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  9. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,708

    from Nicasio Ca

    I rarely turn it on. Prefer to listen to the sounds of my own anger and frustration.
  10. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,287

    from kansas

    Old thread from the past but I fired up bo diddley last night, started fixing the passenger door and jumped into figuring out bear claw latch installation.

    So if any of you gents are bored later come on over and we'll fire up the shop radio and start on the drivers door.

  11. Me too. I would prefer all instrumental . No drums, thank you.

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  12. Never had a radio going while in shop, however, today I drove my 39 ford pickup thru the country listening to the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Chicken Train, running all day.
  13. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,003


    I have a radio on but at low volume. Just want something in the background. Mostly "classic rock" type stations from the 60's through '90's. I'm 67 and that's what I relate to. Just recently though I found there's a local station that does an hour or more of "unplugged" stuff from the same era on Saturday mornings. Songs are familiar, but just acoustic is an interesting change.

  14. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,068

    from Ioway

    I used to leave a radio on at low volume, but they are just constant wall to wall advertisements now, with occasional bursts of "More Than A Feeling" and "Hot Blooded", so I don't listen to the radio anymore.
  15. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 565

    chop job
    from Wisconsin

    I really like all music but being summer I was really was looking for a good ball game.
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  16. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,287

    from kansas

    Adds have gotten ridiculous. That's why I listen to cd's.

    There are times when I'm in the zone and thats when I got the radio blasting. Most times it like exploratory surgery, not sure of the nights plan so then the volumes on low.

    Gotta find my Dr. Hook cd now.
  17. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,185

    from Idaho

    CBKR - FM out of Canada …. Randy Bachman's "Vinyl Tap" is on now, and in 20 minutes, Holgar Petersen's Canadian Blues show for 2 hrs.
  18. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,181

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening, all good garage times, the local public radio station ( plays blues shows. They’re local, so over the air broadcast, but they stream their shows too.

    The rest of the time, it’s probably jazz from ( or prog rock from Delicious Agony. Sometimes WXRT via their streamed service.

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  19. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,656

    Bandit Billy

    Not exactly sure what this "radio" thing you refer to is but I was listening to day to Thin Lizzy on the cassette deck whilst repairing the 34 roadster this morning. "I am just a cowboy, lone some on the trial...."
  20. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,287

    from kansas

    I like ac/DC and a buddy of mine showed me this, if you like country and banjo you gotta check these guys out. Man can play a banjo !!

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  21. 37 caddy
    Joined: Mar 4, 2010
    Posts: 337

    37 caddy
    from PEI Canada

    I am at the point now i cant turn on the radio,its either 70's music or the new country crap, around here they play the same stuff every day,i know what the next song is so hard to find something to listen too.Cant stand "talk radio",like some of the old country,but hardly ever hear it anymore. Harvey
  22. If your tunes need a "tune up" and you've got an internet connection in shop check out WWOZ for some new/old tunes you probably won't hear anywhere else. ;)
  23. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,776

    from Michigan

    I can't stand "Journey" and they play the living shit out of those guys every day...... GAG!....:mad:
  24. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,287

    from kansas

    Yeah I can't handle this new country music either. Most of it anymore sounds like a half hearted attempt at 80's pop music...
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  25. Flat Roy
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 407

    Flat Roy

    Gettin old and slow. Prefer Pandora smooth Jazz and Amazon Ultimate Jazz, in the house and in the shop.
  26. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,643



    So, I turn on my old boom box that has a twin cassette recorder/CD player and AM/FM radio sitting in the garage. It used to be the one we brought out when our granddaughter wanted to listen to her music on cassettes or Cds. We had listened to tons of FM rock music over time, but these days, it was easier to drop in a CD for complete album play. Well, that CD era bit the dust. We still have some music on CD discs, but are transferring them to digital music for our players. (Ipod touch and Iphones.) I don’t listen to music on my Android phone.

    For the first song that came on the radio was the “Frankenstein” instrumental by Edgar Winter. This song used to get me going at 5 am on the short drive to the early morning waves.

    Frankenstein Edgar Winter

    The next two songs came from about the same era. In the late 80s-early 90s, our coastal Santa Barbara cruise music.




    Since we recently got rid of that CD, cassette, AM/FM boom box, that is it for listening to music on the radio era. All of our music is now happily residing on our 2nd gen and 4th gen Ipod Touch music players for quality no commercial music. In the garage project time or during empty living room, drawing notebook time. Nice music makes things go smoothly as it should.


    The remnants of that old radio/cd player are still in the garage as the two outside 6 inch speakers were detachable and gave good sound. So, it is a toss up as to which one give the best sound, the two old ones or the two smaller, but powered speakers. POWER seems to help the quality of the sound as well as being a newer technology.

  27. scrubby2009
    Joined: Jan 9, 2011
    Posts: 196


    youtube saved music.
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  28. Norris McCarty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
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    Norris McCarty

  29. Unique Rustorations
    Joined: Nov 15, 2018
    Posts: 364

    Unique Rustorations

    Victory at Sea episodes on the TV, maybe an old war movie or most often silence. For me it’s down time from a working day. I shut the radio off years ago. I might listen to music when I’m mowing (The Police, Boston, and Lincoln Brewster or Chris Tomlin (yes that’s quite a range:)) but not in the shop. I’m sure silence has already been mentioned...Regards, Randy

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