#Blaugust2019 – Creator appreciation – Music

Music is one of those things I want in my life playing all the time. Sadly I need to be talking to people and watching other things, so I can’t have music going as much as I would like. It is a huge part of my emotional rollercoaster balancing as well. It can put me in a good mood, make me cry or piss me off.

My favourite genre leans towards country with a soft rock feel. I do like most other things except screamy metal – so..death metal maybe? The screaming grates on my nerves and gets me agitated, so i avoid it.

Here are some bands I have recently discovered (thanks to Hubby on some of these).

Walking on cars – irish rock band. Easy to listen to. I would like to find more bands like this.

Lanco – country, their song “born to love you” kills me and is a favourite.

Larken poe – rock/country/blues mix with 2 sisters. There are far too many songs which are awesome. Just too many. They are so good we are contemplating going to Bluesfest in Byron Bay next year just to see them!

Chvrches – synth pop from Scotland; we have listened to them for a while but not enough people know of them. So i like to mention them when I can.

Dan & Shay – country duo, easy to listen to and very enjoyable. Currently on repeat with their albums.

I love music so much, we discovered I have a music library on my phone of about 36Gb and my hubby has 8Gb. This is why my car struggles when I connect my phone. I spent an evening cleaning out some old albums and bands I haven’t listened to in years and got my library down to 26.25Gb 🙂

Go check them out and have some joy in your earholes 🙂 Let me know what musical creators you are enjoying at the moment!

Shared Topic: Gaming Distractions

Oathblade has brought us the topic for the week:

Gaming Distractions

We all like to do other things when we game. What do you do? Why?

What a question!

There are far too many things I do as a distraction, but that is because I have my iMac set up next to my gaming PC, so it is all too easy to just be doing two things at once 😀

Generally if raiding, my hubby has some random music going in the background on his iMac, so I don’t need to worry about that.  When we are raiding, it is generally laid back music, michelle branch or classical, then if we are just doing instances or levelling we have more upbeat stuff on – like Jamiroqui (Spelling?) or some symphonic metal.

I tend to just surf websites like i09 and G+, update blog posts, look up wow related stuff and generally just fluff about.  During runs and wipes etc it is nice to just be looking up gear or strats or just reading about wow things whilst waiting for buffs etc.  I also used to catch up on my wow comics and blogs, but I tend to have all my blogs on my RSS app in my phone and so I can just read them whilst on the train or in the car etc.

Sometimes as well, if i can convince the hubby of it, I play some podcasts in the background as well like Convert to Raid, but I do generally listen to them when I am home alone and just doing things on my toons 🙂

I do like youtube as well, but I don’t want to hinder my bandwidth at all – especially as we don’t have oceanic located servers like some other MMO’s out there….*hint*  *hint*

I know it sounds like a lot, but considering we play WoW almost 5 nights of the week, there ends up being plenty of time for other things to be going on in the background.

Shared Topic: WoW Soundtrack

Saga from Spellbound has asked everyone what our soundtrack is for the Shared topic this week:

Your WoW Soundtrack

The WoW in-game music is awesome, but there are times (at least for me) when I’m listening to my own music instead. Are there any specific songs that you connect with WoW? Whether it’s tied to your own characters in some way or simply because it reminds you of WoW. Please share!

Given the immense diversity we have in game I find this an absolutely divine topic!  I get to brag about my favourite bands and potentially find more! Definite Win Win!

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