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Old 19-04-2012, 17:49   #1
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Sailing Tunes

I am a week and a half from moving aboard, can't tell you how excited I am! New boat ( to me), new life style, new life! That said some things never change. For me one of them is my deepest love of music. Pretty much everyday of my life for as long as I can remember some form of music has played. With this in mind I would love to hear some of the music that helps you all pass the day. Currently my favorite boat song is a tune by the zac brown band called "knee deep" just love this tune. my personal taste are unlimited running from jonny cash and Gordon lightfoot to Metallica and megadeath thanks to my kids. So let me know, what plays on your radio as you cruise your sunny waters?
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Re: Sailing tunes

there's another thread like this somewhere, but i'll join in on this, too.

i also like a wide array of music, but for some reason, when i'm on a sailing vessel, Owl City's "Ocean Eyes" album seems the perfect fit.
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Old 19-04-2012, 18:07   #3
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Ok.. This seems to be a good start to a thread - so to ensure it doesn't fall into the softest of cheese I've listed below tracks which IHMO represent a "no-go" zone due to their prevalence on travel shows whenever a sailboat is shown on the screen:

David Gray : Sail away
Rod Steward : I am sailing
Enya : Orinoco Flow

I'm not passing any judgement on the tracks themselves <rolleyes>
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Old 19-04-2012, 19:10   #4
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I am personally keen to "Scheherezade" no matter where I am or what I am doing. As far as specific sailing song goes, I am fond of "Marathon" by Tennis.
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Clare de Lune works most places too, and takes on a whole new twist of farcical serenity during poor weather!
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Re: Sailing tunes

Colin Hay. this song really speaks to me because of my recent medical troubles. I can hear my husband telling me how everything is going to be ok.


Not many people will uh find this one enjoyable I think, it's Bulgarian folk music :-) but it has such a lovely haunting tune. I had the Cosmos soundtrack when I crossed the atlantic for the first time, this Song was on it. Perfect for the night watch. If you've ever been offshore, way offshore, the sky is beyond description.



Last but not least, for my hubby, who has a ukulele aboard :-) I grew up in Hawaii so it brings back such great memories
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Not many people will uh find this one enjoyable I think, it's Bulgarian folk music :-) but it has such a lovely haunting tune. I had the Cosmos soundtrack when I crossed the atlantic for the first time, this Song was on it. Perfect for the night watch. If you've ever been offshore, way offshore, the sky is beyond description.
Ok. So I clicked the link and I and the two dogs leapt a foot off the sofa as I hadn't realized the volume was on max - it made me chuckle at the thought of the off-watch crew scrambling out of their slumber due to the sound.

That said, I can totally hear/picture that working with a milky way filled sky for the same reason that it work in a desert at night: "magnificent desolation" as another resident of ClearLake once said from the moon... except he wasn't listening to great music as he stepped down the ladder - what a missed opportunity!
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[QUOTE="heyniceguy"]there's another thread like this somewhere, but i'll join in on this, too.

I searched for one but maybe I haven't figured out how the search feature works. Could you direct me to it I would like to read it.

Thanks.
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Re: Sailing tunes

Since I'm sure you'll hear about many well-known sailing songs, I'll share a blog post I recently did about "The Best Sailing Songs You've Never Heard."
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Re: Sailing tunes

Maybe the mods could do the magical..... convergence of the threads
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Re: Sailing Tunes

......gotta love the "Drop Kick Murphies"but Colin Hay's "Waiting for My Real Life to Begin" resonates w/me (today is my 70th BD)...thanks for sharing I needed that....
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......gotta love the "Drop Kick Murphies"but Colin Hay's "Waiting for My Real Life to Begin" resonates w/me (today is my 70th BD)...thanks for sharing I needed that....
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I can never make up my mind so I put my iPod on shuffle songs!!!!!!
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Oh and thanks for the links to YouTube, I was given a ukelele banjo by my brother clearing his attic. It's on the boat with my guitar, toy squeeze box, harp (Mouth size that is!!) gazoo etc...... It took me all of 5 minutes to learn to bash out a tune on the Uke but then I went to YouTube to see how it should be played. What talent there is in this world of ours and what time can be absorbed on YouTube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn't Biulgarian folk music great and for another country try Warsaw Village Band. Can be found on YouTube and YouToo can use a few hours finding alsorts on that list down the right hand side of videos playing......
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