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    Coffee and Music

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    What music do you listen to while making and drinking your cuppa in the morning?

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    Re: Coffee and Music

    This is only on weekends for me and if I listen to music it will usually be jazzy, light classical or whatever takes my fancy (and the wife will tolerate).

    My music tastes are very eclectic but I could more easily list what music I would NOT drink with my morning coffee: hip hop, heavy metal (of any flavour), grunge, punk, any pop music of the last couple of decades ( I mean in the Kylie, Brittany, etc genre).

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    Re: Coffee and Music

    This morning i made and drank my coffee to the latest Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) EPs.

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    I normaly listen or watch the news
    As with Flynnaus my music tastes are also very eclectic to the point that I have a music room with home built speakers and amp

    So this room is a good room to drink coffee in instead of make coffee in

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    Re: Coffee and Music

    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1216334804/0#2 date=1216352122
    This morning i made and drank my coffee to the latest Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) EPs.
    Nice- havent heard him before but previewed a few tracks. Certainly coffee enhancement potential. Which is his latest by the way - Spring, Summer, Winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1216334804/0#4 date=1216352944
    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1216334804/0#2 date=1216352122
    This morning i made and drank my coffee to the latest Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) EPs.
    Nice- havent heard him before but previewed a few tracks. Certainly coffee enhancement potential. Which is his latest by the way - Spring, Summer, Winter?
    Yeah Jon Foreman is Switchfoots leading front man, who has a solo side project. Its quite different to the normal Switchfoot albums. Spring and Summer are the latest and just came out a few weeks ago. Winter & Fall EPs came out a while back.

    Its killa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1216334804/0#5 date=1216356861
    Yeah Jon Foreman is Switchfoots leading front man, who has a solo side project. Its quite different to the normal Switchfoot albums. Spring and Summer are the latest and just came out a few weeks ago. Winter & Fall EPs came out a while back. Its killa.
    Looking at his MySpace site, he appears to be catering for the cafe society with his upcoming gigs

    Reminds me a bit of some of Marc Bolans early stuff (when he was Tyrannosaurus Rex rather than T-Rex).

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    Re: Coffee and Music

    An old thread but was reminded of it when I read this article. HECKLER is a regular Fairfax Press column inviting contributors to whinge about something (and often drolly). The author Leo Schofield is an noted Sydney restaurant critic and socialite (read snob) so I suspect his comments may be attributable to the choice of music too.

    Anyway read and feel free to comment, or not

    Pipe down please, its poor taste
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    LIKE many inner-city dwellers, I have a favourite cafe to which I repair each morning. Ive done so for the past seven years. I know most of the people who come here, all the waiters. I know who sits where, what they order, how long theyll stay.

    I love the societal aspect of this ritual but also the sounds - the hum of conversation, the hiss of the coffee machine, the clink of cup on saucer, the percussive ping of cutlery on plate, the breezy banter of the staff.

    However, in recent weeks, to this pleasing matinal symphony has been added another sound, one that may please all-nighters reeling home from an extended evening of dancing and drugs and anxious to keep the vibe alive, but which falls gratingly on the ears of regulars. Its that most intrusive of sounds - background music. It gets into your eardrums and up your nose.

    It may help gee up sluggish staff at 7am, but I suspect many customers consider it aural wallpaper, an invasion of air space.

    But there may be more sinister intent. Apparently, loud music makes us chew faster. A study in the mid-1980s found people increased their rate of chewing from 3.83 bites a minute to 4.4 bites a minute when listening to loud, fast music. Fast-food restaurants have taken advantage of this information, raising the volume and tempo of music when they want a high turnover.

    I am not sure my local really wants an increase in rates of mastication or that it seeks to morph into a fast-food joint, so why have it at all? I put this question to one of the staff who told me the owner likes it. Well, perhaps he should be there at 7am to understand just how irritating the thump, thump, thump of the bass is. Try reading a book, or even this newspaper, with a disco beat in the background.

    A few years ago, train passengers in southern England hated piped music so much they barricaded themselves in the lavatories in protest. I thought of this, but a toilet is not an attractive alternative to a table. Various eminent persons in Britain, famed conductor Daniel Barenboim among them, belong to Pipedown, an organisation dedicated to curbing the ubiquitous and insidious presence of piped music.

    I have left shops unable to browse at leisure - and indeed buy anything at all - simply because of the piped music, claims Pipedown supporter Joanna Lumley.

    Stephen Fry agrees: Piped water, piped oil, piped gas - but never piped music.

    For restaurateurs the choice is a stark one. Rev up the staff or rile the customers. Take your pick.

    Leo Schofield

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/pipe-down-please-its-poor-taste-20111013-1ln1s.html#ixzz1aiNfhfG9

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    Interesting article. We play music at the café I work at, but its never loud enough that you cant hold a quiet conversation with someone and clearly hear them.
    I think its quite interesting, and we have had a number of compliments over the past few months for the music we play. If anything, I think it helps our café tap into a market that is a bit younger than the coffee shop regulars that most cafés make their living off.

    And the tunes are not necessarily the café/lounge tracks youd expect:
    Public Friendly hip hop - Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Horrorshow
    Chilled Vibes/Beats -Rjd2, Thievery Corporation, Hermitude
    Blues/Jazz - Alicia Key, Michael Buble
    Acoustic/Folk - George Brassens, John Mayer, Jack Johnson

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    Re: Coffee and Music

    Opera. It brings out my inner Italian!

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    Whats with Daniels and being italian. Nother one on the forum xD

    Depends on the situation, if its a sunday afternoon/morning something light like jazz or smooth dance is nice. Other times its whatever i have been listening to lately.

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    Re: Coffee and Music

    Quote Originally Posted by 3E392B30315F0 link=1216334804/0#0 date=1216334804
    What music do you listen to while making and drinking your cuppa in the morning?

    Jazz, and mainly downtempo music



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