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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:20 am 
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The Cars, Good Times Roll
The Cars, Bye Bye Love
The Cars, You Might Think
The Cars, Tonight She Comes
Jefferson Starship, Fast Buck Freddie
Jefferson Starship, Light The Sky On Fire
Jefferson Starship, With Your Love
Jefferson Starship, St. Charles
Kansas, Carry On Wayward Son
Kansas, Point Of Know Return
Kansas, Song For America
Kansas, Hold On
The Moody Blues, The Actor
The Moody Blues, Ride My See-Saw
The Moody Blues, Dr. Livingston, I Presume
The Moody Blues, House Of Four Doors
The Moody Blues, Legend Of A Mind
The Moody Blues, House Of Four Doors (Part 2)
The Moody Blues, Voice In The Sky
The Moody Blues, The Best Way To Travel
The Moody Blues, Visions Of Paradise
Rush, Tom Sawyer
Rush, Red Barchetta
Rush, YYZ
REO Speedwagon, Roll With the Changes
The Who, Baba O'Riley
Cream, White Room
Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting
Yes, Long Distance Runaround
Yes, Roundabout
Yes, I've Seen All Good People: Your Move / All Good People
Styx, Come Sail Away
Styx, Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
The Moody Blues & New World Philharmonic, The Voice
Argent, Hold Your Head Up
Blues Image, Ride Captain Ride (Single/LP Version)
Grand Funk Railroad, Closer To Home / I'm Your Captain
Pure Prairie League, Amie
Styx, Renegade
Styx, Mr. Roboto
Styx, Too Much Time On My Hands
Styx, Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
Styx, The Grand Illusion
Steppenwolf, Magic Carpet Ride
Mott the Hoople, All the Young Dudes
Edgar Winter, Free Ride
Edgar Winter, Frankenstein


I made a playlist on Pandora using as many of these songs as I could find in their database.
I called it "DCC radio", here's a direct link

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:47 am 
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Not being familiar with Pandora, do I have to be logged in to hear your mix?

Clicking the link, the first song that played was by all-female garage band She. And even though is says DCC radio at the top, the next three songs were not from Joseph's list, either... :?

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General Yoros, Warrior, Str 13, Agl 8 (10), Stm 17, Per 13, Int 11, Lck 8; Law, HP 39, AC 17, R+2, F+4, W+2, band/shld, warhammer, longsword, longbow, pitchfork

Han Dee, (Weaver) Neutral Thief, Str 10, Agi 13, Stm 11, Per 11, Int 15, Lck 14, AC 13 (Leather), HP 25, Luck Die d6, Backstab 3, Sneak Silently 10, Hide In Shadows 9, Pick Pocket 10, Climb Sheer 10, Pick Lock 9, Find Trap 9, Disable Trap 9, Forge Doc 10, Disguise 3, Read Lang 5, Handle Poison 3, Cast Scroll d14+2, birth augur (Born under the loom) +1 to all skill checks (including thief skills), Banepicks (auto pick lock/disable trap, but lose 1d3 random ability loss, if a 3 then 1 pt is perm)


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:10 am 
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GnomeBoy wrote:
Not being familiar with Pandora, do I have to be logged in to hear your mix?

Clicking the link, the first song that played was by all-female garage band She. And even though is says DCC radio at the top, the next three songs were not from Joseph's list, either... :?

I think playlists are one of the features reserved for people that pay, and that the free listening which is available is only the "this is similar to the artist or song entered" type.

I could be wrong, as I have not checked on their policies since their removal of the limit on how many hours per month free listeners could use.


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:12 am 
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Pandora's pretty awesome. Go check it out, you'll dig it. I think streaming is the way the music industry is going. Which means it'll probably get overrun with shitty commercials before too long. Anyways, right now it's not.

Pandora will also play "similar" songs/artists, so you can potentially get a wide range of stuff playing. This can be annoying, as when something that you thumbs-up on one station (Rolling Stones, e.g.) shows up on another (your Nick Drake channel).

I would add Om, Sleep, Fu Manchu, Kyuss, QotSA, and probably Neurosis to the list of DCC bands, btw. And Black Sabbath / Dio of course.

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Spells: 1: Choking Cloud, Comprehend Languages, Detect Magic (odd crystal growths), Magic Missile (mirror images), Runic Alphabet (Mortal) (ravenously hungry), Ventriloquism (rain of frogs)
2: Detect Invisible, Levitate (extremely difficult, d14), Mirror Image (20% chance to raise/lower luck by 1d3 points).
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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:27 am 
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beermotor wrote:
Pandora will also play "similar" songs/artists, so you can potentially get a wide range of stuff playing. This can be annoying, as when something that you thumbs-up on one station (Rolling Stones, e.g.) shows up on another (your Nick Drake channel).
That is pretty annoying... no where near as bad as when you want one type of music and it keeps playing unrelated music that was popular in the same time-frame.

Keeps playing Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, and Bush on my Metallica channel.


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:10 pm 
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You might be able to get around it by having a "Thrash Metal" channel, and thumbing down any mid to late 90s sucky Metallica or non-metal stuff (grunge etc). Or do something less mainstream like Celtic Frost or Slayer or Anthrax and you should stay on the fringes and not pick up the mainstream stuff.

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Hamun Ry (Wiz 4)
Str 10 Agi 15 (+1) Sta 11 Per 11 Int 17 (+2) Luc 10 (Unholy House). Align: C. AC: 14. HP: 13. Melee +1, Ranged +2. Crit: d8, I. Save: Ref +5, Fort +3, Will +4.
Spells: 1: Choking Cloud, Comprehend Languages, Detect Magic (odd crystal growths), Magic Missile (mirror images), Runic Alphabet (Mortal) (ravenously hungry), Ventriloquism (rain of frogs)
2: Detect Invisible, Levitate (extremely difficult, d14), Mirror Image (20% chance to raise/lower luck by 1d3 points).
Equip: Ring of the Sand Djinn: +2 AC/saves, Invisibility for 1min/spellburn point, or unmake for great, unknown effect. Padded Armor, Longsword, Longbow, quiver w/20 steel-tipped arrows, 10 silver-tipped arrows, backpack, spellbook, quill and ink, sturdy parchment (10 sheets), 5 days rations, high leather boots, belt w/ belt pouch, gray robe, dark gray hooded cloak. Also carries 3 small mechanical toys: wind-up mouse, wooden puzzle cube, small jewelry box that plays a little tune.


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:18 pm 
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GnomeBoy wrote:
Not being familiar with Pandora, do I have to be logged in to hear your mix?

Clicking the link, the first song that played was by all-female garage band She. And even though is says DCC radio at the top, the next three songs were not from Joseph's list, either... :?


As far as I know, no.

Pandora allows you to make custom radio stations. Unlike Spotify, it doesn't just play the songs and bands you select but it creates an playlist for your station based on the bands or songs you seed the station with. I've got about 8 stations and I've found that populating a station with songs (instead of bands) gives you a more diverse selection of songs that appear on your station. I populated "DCC radio" with as many of the songs from Joseph Goodman's list that I could find in Pandora's database.

When you're logged in to Pandora you can 'thumbs down' a song, which means you will never hear that song again on that station.

There are some weird glitchy things where sometimes it will play a divergent song from the station and then the next few songs are similar to that last song instead of the station. For instance, I have a "post-punk" station populated only with the bands Devo and REM, and occasionally a B-52s song comes up and then the next few songs are similar to rockabilly or house party music. After thee to five songs, the stations snaps back to it's theme, and if you're thumbing songs up and down it changes the theme of the station even more.

I've been listening to custom stations on Pandora for over a year now and I've never had to pay anything. Paying for a subscription just means that you don't get ads between songs and you can do a few more funky little tricks with stations. The advertising is never invasive though, so I've never felt inclined to pay. That being said, I love the Pandora setup and I do have eight custom stations!

I highly recommend that you sign up for an account and make a few stations, play around with it for a week or so and get acquainted with the way it works. It doesn't bomb you with long advertisements and you will never be stuck listening to "wacky" DJs with dumb jokes who prattle on ignorantly while you sit there thinking "Just play a damn song already!"

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:40 pm 
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Lastfm.com

When it comes to more obscure music, their radio player is much better than pandora.

You don't get the functions of pandora's player, but you'll discover many, many more new artists similar to your original choice which you likely wouldn't discover otherwise.


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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headspice wrote:
Lastfm.com

When it comes to more obscure music, their radio player is much better than pandora.


I've used both and I always go back to Pandora over lastfm.
Call it personal preference.

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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nerdwerds wrote:
headspice wrote:
Lastfm.com

When it comes to more obscure music, their radio player is much better than pandora.


I've used both and I always go back to Pandora over lastfm.
Call it personal preference.


I listen to vinyl mostly these days or rip my own music at much higher quality. Yahoo launchcast did the same thing 10 years ago, it's funny how the propagation of high speed internet has now made a service like Pandora marketable.


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:16 pm 
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For light background music while playing I like:

Wongraven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4IQumJOpzU

Crypt of the Wizard-era Mortiis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiNxKnJbstw

The Summoning (particularly Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdiab2D0Ohs

Just great dungeon-synth background music that isn't too obtrusive to the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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Much like DCC itself (an awesome blend of old-school and new-school) these bands pick up where Black Sabbath left off. If you love Black Sabbath and can't understand why there isn't more new bands utilizing their thing (detuned guitars, moody, dark tones) this is gonna change your world.

It's what I use for background music during play and prep:

Electric Wizard (my new favorite band)
Mammatus (these guys have some great instrumentals)

Also rad metal:

Sword (as previously mentioned)
Grand Magus
Celtic Frost
Candlemass
Mastodon (as previously mentioned)


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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TheNobleDrake wrote:
beermotor wrote:
Pandora will also play "similar" songs/artists, so you can potentially get a wide range of stuff playing. This can be annoying, as when something that you thumbs-up on one station (Rolling Stones, e.g.) shows up on another (your Nick Drake channel).
That is pretty annoying... no where near as bad as when you want one type of music and it keeps playing unrelated music that was popular in the same time-frame.

Keeps playing Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, and Bush on my Metallica channel.


Guys, that's not how Pandora works. It's radio. It only plays similar music, that's how it works.

If you want straight "this is a playlist" go Spotify, which is very popular.

For both services, you definitely need to pay their annual fee or you'll hear very jarring audio commercials.

I'm working on a game day playlist on Spotify right now, I'll post it up when it's ready.


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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beatniktom wrote:
Guys, that's not how Pandora works. It's radio. It only plays similar music, that's how it works.
Call me a genre snob then because Nirvana is not what I would describe as similar to Metallica, and yet clicking on my station that I created by typing in "metallica" results in pandora playing a smattering of songs from Metallica, Megadeth, covers of Metallica songs by other bands - all of which are similar to Metallica - and then will also play Nirvana, Bush, Foo Fighters, Green Day, and Dishwalla which are a completely different style of music.


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TheNobleDrake wrote:
beatniktom wrote:
Guys, that's not how Pandora works. It's radio. It only plays similar music, that's how it works.
Call me a genre snob then because Nirvana is not what I would describe as similar to Metallica, and yet clicking on my station that I created by typing in "metallica" results in pandora playing a smattering of songs from Metallica, Megadeth, covers of Metallica songs by other bands - all of which are similar to Metallica - and then will also play Nirvana, Bush, Foo Fighters, Green Day, and Dishwalla which are a completely different style of music.


Ya, you gotta "school" her a bit. We call it slappin' Pandora around once in a while to keep her in line. On the other hand, you'll also discover new music that you'll dig.

The more you work on the station, the better it will get. Ups downs and more seeds will give her more to go on. It's pretty cool. I use both Pandora and Spotify depending on my needs.

I have one station that I've worked on for several years that I feel confident plugging in at a party or a bar without fear of being too embarrassed.

For game play, I recommend Spotify so you can control it completely - a "what the f*ck are you playing right now, dude?" moment could break some cool moment in the game.


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As promised, here's the Spotify playlist I intend to use. I'll be adding more soon, but some of this stoner metal has *really* long songs. One is 63 minutes, so setting it to shuffle and you should be good for a full session without any repeats. Again, lose the ads, they are horrible esp. for gaming.

Enjoy.

BeatnikTom's Righteous DCC Playlist:
http://open.spotify.com/user/1219290832/playlist/4Vk7i5JoCrzlTjTZkmH7A0


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beatniktom wrote:


I went and made a Spotify playlist as well, though mine's intended more for inspiration than for during play. And for good measure I added a big chunk of yours to mine. :)

http://open.spotify.com/user/threeheavystones/playlist/2FBw61MGfb59chU61BvcNr

It's a collaborative list, so theoretically anyone who subscribes to it can add songs to it. Lay 'em on me.

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Is it just me, or would "Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones be a good song for a chaotic patron?


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