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Music while you play strategies - 5/11/2019 2:29:28 AM   
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One of my eccentricities is to try to figure out what was playing on the radio "that day" ... down to the temp on the morning of, etc. ... and was just thinking about my and larry's 1979 Next War scene

On the radio:

Top hits: "My Sharona" and "YMCA" ... LoL man, that was a different time.

There were no computers, except for your little Tandy CoCo. Had dial-up, @ 2.4K LoL. I was learning how to run a Linotype machine, we did not have fancy robot laser beam printers back then, was still using hot lead type LoL and my hair was about waist long. I was a real hippie.

Then I joined the 2nd Armored.

and here I am.

ANYWAY, dae find that "setting the atmosphere" w/ tunes while you play helps? or not?

That is just one of my strategies, ok, well, have a great weekend!!!!
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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/11/2019 4:42:52 AM   
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D,

I recall The Bangles singing "Manic Monday" on the car radio while driving in to respond to unit alerts way back when. My "PC" at the time was an Apple IIe, and yes, I had the game "NATO Commander" ...

Before I left, the HQ admin got a Wang word processor -- a mini-computer sized machine, but it was considered a marvel of technology -- beat the IBM Selectrics!

quote:

Then I joined the 2nd Armored.


Great line.

Cheers

On edit: Anyone playing the north Africa campaign who doesn't listen to Lale Andersen singing "Lili Marleen" is missing some genuine period color.

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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/11/2019 3:19:36 PM   
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Warren Zevon - 'Lawyers, Guns, and Money'

Also can't recall the artist - 'If I had a Rocket Launcher'

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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/11/2019 4:39:22 PM   
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Andrews Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8of3uhG1tCI


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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/11/2019 5:44:12 PM   
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That is awesome Larry!

I play in silence...

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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/11/2019 7:56:02 PM   
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Lale Andersen sings "Lili Marleen" in German (Lili Marlene) classic World War II song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FKaT78oW4U



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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/11/2019 11:35:28 PM   
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I remember a few years ago, I bought "World In Flames" on the computer, I was REALLY into that game for a while as the Allies ...

While playing it, I got hooked on Mireille Mathieu singing La Marseillies ... the one where she is in front of the Eiffel Tower .... I was driving my friends crazy, I would just BUST OUT in song randomly, "AUX ARMES CITOYENS!!! Le Form de BATTALLIOOOONSSS!!!! MARCH ON!!!"

Let's see, also in 1979, I probably went to at least one Jethro Tull concert. It would have Heavy Horses. Nah, scratch that, last Tull I saw was Songs from the Wood. I was more into Eno by '79, I think. Good times!!


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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/11/2019 11:41:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mussey

Warren Zevon - 'Lawyers, Guns, and Money'

Also can't recall the artist - 'If I had a Rocket Launcher'


I had an EIGHT-TRACK tape of that Warren Zevon, I loved that. My favorite was "Accidentally Like a Martyr" I could probably still pound that out from memory on the piano. Yeah, we had a GARAGE BAND back then, too, we called ourselves "COLOR" and we were actually pretty good, for a cover band that new three tunes. LoL.


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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/12/2019 4:48:32 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hellen_slith

I remember a few years ago, I bought "World In Flames" on the computer, I was REALLY into that game for a while as the Allies ...

While playing it, I got hooked on Mireille Mathieu singing La Marseillies ... the one where she is in front of the Eiffel Tower .... I was driving my friends crazy, I would just BUST OUT in song randomly, "AUX ARMES CITOYENS!!! Le Form de BATTALLIOOOONSSS!!!! MARCH ON!!!"

Let's see, also in 1979, I probably went to at least one Jethro Tull concert. It would have Heavy Horses. Nah, scratch that, last Tull I saw was Songs from the Wood. I was more into Eno by '79, I think. Good times!!




I've seen that video of Mathieu. It was a very powerful performance.

Cheers

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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/12/2019 8:25:09 AM   
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La Marseillaise, sung by Mireille Mathieu. American English subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MQ-SC9bmp4

EDIT: I've watched it myself and I must say it must be an old one because it refers to spilling blood and killing the enemy without mercy and it's really brutal compared to today's music.



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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/12/2019 5:56:42 PM   
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I tend to enjoy post-WWII operational/tactical games. I've found a musician who makes what he calls "Stealth Music", which works pretty well as a subtle background while playing:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBF65FE19813DA2A0

Obviously it's not "period" music, but I find it helps set a proper ambiance for attempting to manage the battle(s).

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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/14/2019 9:33:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: larryfulkerson

La Marseillaise, sung by Mireille Mathieu. American English subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MQ-SC9bmp4

EDIT: I've watched it myself and I must say it must be an old one because it refers to spilling blood and killing the enemy without mercy and it's really brutal ...


You best SMILE when you say that, Pardner.

LoL Tears are streaming down my cheeks .... love that version.

~H~



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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/14/2019 10:16:18 PM   
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One of my other hobbies is, trying to go "back in time" ...

e.g., lately I have been browsing old Radio / TV magazines, to see how it was back in the day. Highly interesting!!! I have gotten hooked on reading summaries of old soap operas, my favorite: "Guiding Light". Oh man, Chuckie and Meta .... while listening to period music.

That Chucky storyline is HEARTBREAKING!!!!! Ok, well, back to 1979 now ... got lost in the 50s there for a second.

Love the period music when I play!!!
H

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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/14/2019 10:24:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hellen_slith


quote:

ORIGINAL: larryfulkerson

La Marseillaise, sung by Mireille Mathieu. American English subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MQ-SC9bmp4

EDIT: I've watched it myself and I must say it must be an old one because it refers to spilling blood and killing the enemy without mercy and it's really brutal ...


You best SMILE when you say that, Pardner.

LoL Tears are streaming down my cheeks .... love that version.

~H~




"ARM YOURSELVES, Citizens!!!
Form Le Battaliones!!!
MARCH ON!!!!"

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RE: Music while you play strategies - 5/15/2019 5:43:47 AM   
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this song was born during French revolutionary period.
At this time, German states Austria and Spain could not forgive to have killed the king.
This can explain how hard could be the words.
They had to motivate about protecting new rules against neighbors.

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RE: Music while you play strategies - 10/28/2019 6:02:55 PM   
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIxOl1EraXA

TO ARMS!!!


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