View Full Version : Musik from different countries. Possibly OT

10-14-2005, 10:33 PM
Hi all,

The first foreign country I moved to was Egypt. Before I left I made a point of collecting and recording Canadian, American, British, and Aussie tunes. My intention was to introduce the Egyptians to new music. This idea turned out to be quite ignorant.

I quickly found out that the Egyptians had access to all our music in N.America and the rest of the world. Their choices were truly international. I learnt something about being a N.American. We are not very international in regards to music choices.

Now I live in China and find it's quite the opposite compared with Egypt. Chinese musik choises are even less international than even N.America.

Today, I get all my music when ever I'm in Germany. The charts there are very international, almost as much as the Egyptians.

I guess this thread is directed more towards Canadians and Americans but not limited to them. I'd like to hear others' choices and just how much international stuff you guyz listen to. If in N.America, do you depend only on the charts for international tunes or do you actively seek them? Does the language really matter to you?


10-15-2005, 05:48 AM
Nobody likes my thread. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

10-15-2005, 05:55 AM
So you discovered there is more than Country and Rock music ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Nuff said http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

10-15-2005, 06:29 AM
Actually I'm listening to Juli right now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


10-15-2005, 06:38 AM
Ah, so you're also a fan of this new "let's sing in German"-wave ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Well, Juli are actually quite good, much better than all of those other bands which are also swimming on this hype.

han freak solo
10-15-2005, 06:39 AM
I have a very narrow focus for my listening needs.

Rock (most types)

Classical music (not the sleepy kind)

Sometimes Jazz, Zydeco, or Blues. But only in live environments.

And 0.5% Country.

10-15-2005, 07:26 AM
He he..your other thread got locked Pirschie.
I just wanted to answer that I know m8, and no hard feelings and so on.
Note that even I may pull someones legs at some point http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

10-15-2005, 07:32 AM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
Ah, so you're also a fan of this new "let's sing in German"-wave ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Well, Juli are actually quite good, much better than all of those other bands which are also swimming on this hype.

Actually, the language has never mattered. I like Juli, especially "Es ist Juli'. It's good album.

I pick up all my music in Germany and about 35% is German. I'd like to see more German bands get airtime. In France, IIRC, the stations must play 70% French music. I did hear Germany would impliment a 35% rule. Germany has a lot of good music and to honest stuff like "Mein Block" ist ganz, ganz Scheiss.

The French have some good tunes too. Eastern Europe puts out a lot of good dance tunes. I'd say Britain was the best for making music.

"Let's sing in German wave" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif This happens in Germany. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Can't imagine "Und Wenn Ein Lied" sung in English or done as well as what Soehne Mannheims does. I'm sure you know "Was ich an dir mag" by Lukas Hilbert?

IIRC, you are in Germany right? Maybe I'm wrong.

Anyways, what do you listen to Brems?


10-15-2005, 07:35 AM
K.Maro, "Femme Like You", French. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

10-15-2005, 07:48 AM
Yeah, I'm german and I live in Germany (pretty close to Düsseldorf, Ratingen to be more specific).

I like german music (except most of this "rap"-stuff, but rap and hip-hop suck in any language http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ).

I like rock, but also electric music. I don't have any specific preferances concerning the music-genre. Music has to sound good or has to have a message.

And I know Lukas Hilbert, though I'd not say that I like him too much http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I agree on you - Britain is the home of good music.

10-15-2005, 08:06 AM
Strauss(es). Bach. Handel. Rachmaninoff. These are international artists. I like them all. They prove my interests culturaly diversified.

Sex Pistols. Rammstein. Toby Keith. These are groups/people who rhyme thier own opinions (or whosever is selling) to redundant rythyms. I'm mostly not interested and very ok with it.

10-15-2005, 09:03 AM
Hey Brems,

Do you ever watch MTV Germany? I hate it due to the stupid klinge tone ads but I laughed when I first saw this show; "Hitlist Germany". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

If you didn't catch the joke, make sure you are alone and repeat it quickly outloud. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

My home is Bad Staffelstein, near Lichtenfelds, near Bamberg. When I go back to Germany in a few months I'll move to Zapfendorf, Staffelstein.

Among other places in Germany I have family in Solingen and Ramscheid. When I'm in Germany I travel a lot. Next time I'm going to Dusseldorf I'd be happy to drink a beer with you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


10-15-2005, 09:43 AM
Sure, would be a pleasure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Maybe Ankanor could join in since he lives (lived ?) in Essen. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

10-15-2005, 10:48 AM
He still does, but he's off to Bulgaria in a few of weeks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif . Family, Class and Friends reunion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif . Till that time I'll be working and studying my @ss off, as I'm "a bit" behind my schedule. But we'll see http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif "As long there's life, there's hope", right?

to answer the topic, I listen to all kinds of music. From "The Lord of the dance" and classical music through R&B, pop, rock, to the "soft" metal. the rule of thumb is "I like it, I listen to it" Bulgarian music has its place but it is, too, a western type. There is a knid of a very popular music in Bulgaria, it's called "chalga". It's a mixture of bulgarian, greek, turkish and serbian music. A "Balcan" cocktail http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif You have to hear it to experience it. Personally, I can bear listening to it, even enjoying, but not in a sober state. The performers are 99% hot young women(Sex sells). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif The videos can be nice(lots of hot women), but are better watched with the sound switched off http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
For truly good Balcan music, find something from Goran Bregovich and his "Band for Weddings and Funerals" reccommended are "Chai Shukarie", "Kalashnikov", "Mesecina"

listen to this (http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2K4T67A3BPIS03DDEK7HZRS5I5) , the name is "Jordanovden" meaning "St. Jordan's day"
and that (http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=10FQ6PG5PKNJH02NB3HBPM50NZ), a cover of "Tequilla Sunrise", it's Called "Rakia Sunrise". Rakia is an alcohol drink, made from fruits, mainly grapes and plums(we say that tequilla is mexican Rakia) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
the last word that you hear "Nazdrave" is equivelent to "cheers" as a drinking toast http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BTW, Pirsch, to me your nickname looks awfully similar to "Pfirsch Tiger" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif very cute, ain't it?

10-15-2005, 10:15 PM
Hmmm, I don't know "Pfirsch". I did a search and even used Leo but all I come up with is a family name.

I have a buddy in Pferdsfeld that calls me "Kirschjaeger". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bring me your daughters, muwha ha ha! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

I have been thinking about something for some time now and you guyz might be interested. I have a good friend(Markus) in Bad Staffelstein who owns a nice Cafe/Kneiper. I also know someone(Wolfgang) who annually hosts a meet of the remaining WW2 LW aces at his airfield not far from Coburg. Once I'm settled in Germany I want to arrange an IL-2 meet/lan party at Markus's and see if Wolfgang can arrange for the aces to show up.

I've already spoken to Wolfgang about this. He of course is very interested because part of my intention is to raise money to help provide underpriviledged teens who are interested in flying to get glider flight lessons. Wolfgang is a trainer BTW.

Everything is still in priliminary discussions but if we decide to go ahead with the plans you guyz would be more than welcome get involved. The more, the merrier. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I missed the last aces meet in August due to my work. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif Rall and Yaeger are regulars. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Back to the topic, Ankanor, I also like the Balkan tunes, especially folk mixed with a good dance beat. I like both the tunes you posted and can see how they'd be great after the beginning of intoxication. It's kinda like Oktoberfest musik, without the beer and "Kompels" you'll change the cd. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Ankanor, I guess you are Bulgarian. About 15 years ago I worked on a Bulgarian freezer trawler. We fished off the coast of Greenland and were at sea for 1 month at a time. I had a lot of fun. The Bulgarians were great guyz and the supply of "Bear's Blood" and laughs were endless. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif