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    Music for Mowin'

    Summertime and the grass is a growin’. I’m paying the price for fertilizing my nearly 1 acre of grass and weeds that I call my lawn. It doesn’t help that the rain has been generous this year. While carefully overlapping my passes, I have plenty of time to think. The first think I thought was that my Shure’s provide noise isolation AND music, duh. This brilliant and belated insight means I get to sample the albums that don’t get attention in my more tranquil home. Here’s my review of lost albums revisited as Music for Mowing…

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    Jimi Hendrix : Axis Bold as Love (1967)
    (Back dated, May 27)

    Memorial day. Yard work and a 3 day weekend. A time to celebrate our freedom and thank those that have paid the price for it. A nice mix of freedom and loss in this album and recognition that it all doesn’t always make sense.

    Dont nobody know what Im talkin about
    Ive got my own life to live
    Im the one thats gonna die when its time for me to die
    So let me live my life the way I want to
    Yeah, sing on brother, play on drummer


    4 Non Blondes: Bigger, Better, Faster, More! (1993)
    Even though I own this, I’ve nearly refused to listen to it until now. The constant air play ‘What’s Up’ got just annoyed me and so I dust binned it. Pity. What a great album; what a great album for Mowin’! It rocks, it’s got hooks, it’s got legs. I wonder what happened to this ‘one hit wonder’ ? I’d place it somewhere between Meatloaf, Jane’s Addiction, and…oh nevermind…just get this out next time you mow.

    NP: Superfly – 4 Non Blondes

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    Grass allergies means never having to mow.

    But when I garden, I like to listen to more rootsy music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Grass allergies means never having to mow.

    But when I garden, I like to listen to more rootsy music.
    Oh hardy har har. Still hung over from the party I see.

    AC/DC: Back in Black
    Rush: Rush, 2112, All the World's a Stage
    Black Sabath: Heaven & Hell
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Hmmmmm

    Yardwork tunes:

    Anything by the Yardbirds.
    The Mama's and the Papa's "California Drearmin" in the fall.
    "Mother Nature's Son" -Beatles
    "Leaves that are Green" by S&G
    Larry Sparks "John Deere Tractor"
    Anything by Soundgarden

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    How about some old-school Genesis?

    Me? I'm a lawn mower,
    You can tell me by the way I walk!


    Actually, Green Day always seems to work fine for me. It's crunchy and beat-heavy enough to cut through the engine roar. The fact that they have "green" in their name is just icing on the brownie.
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    Flight of the Bumble Bee by Briggs & Stratton.

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    I listen to whatever while the kid next door mows my lawn

    and I'm in my HT room sipping a cold beer. It's especially fun with the high temps and humidity we're having so far. You really should try it sometime.

    Swish
    I call my bathroom Jim instead of John so I can tell people that I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

    If you say the word 'gullible' very slowly it sounds just like oranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    Flight of the Bumble Bee by Briggs & Stratton.
    Now that sounds fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    and I'm in my HT room sipping a cold beer. It's especially fun with the high temps and humidity we're having so far. You really should try it sometime.

    Swish
    ow. that hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    Flight of the Bumble Bee by Briggs & Stratton.
    What key do you do this song in Rich? Mine's in Bflat. Get it ...Bee Flat. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeruvianSkies
    What key do you do this song in Rich? Mine's in Bflat. Get it ...Bee Flat. Haha.

    Bzzzt squish.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Either something really loud or something listened to through those headphones that stick in your ears and keep the outside noise out.

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    Man, I can't even imagine blasting music louder than a lawnmower. Yr neighbors must hate you.

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    Personally, I go with the headphones that block the noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeruvianSkies
    What key do you do this song in Rich? Mine's in Bflat. Get it ...Bee Flat. Haha.
    You're a Breed apart PS, without a doubt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    and I'm in my HT room sipping a cold beer. It's especially fun with the high temps and humidity we're having so far. You really should try it sometime.

    Swish
    I do the same thing, except I watch my own two boys mow.

    As for mowing music, I have a soft spot in my heart for the Decemberists. When I first bought my Sony noise cancelling headphones just for the purpose of listening while on the John Deere, I listened to 3 complete Decemberist albums while mowing (it takes 3+ hours to mow my yard on a lawn tractor).

    Here's a picture of my "listening sweet spot" while mowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    You're a Breed apart PS, without a doubt!
    I take that as sheer compliment my man...

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    My son is now 24 and not living with us.....

    Quote Originally Posted by JDaniel
    I do the same thing, except I watch my own two boys mow.

    As for mowing music, I have a soft spot in my heart for the Decemberists. When I first bought my Sony noise cancelling headphones just for the purpose of listening while on the John Deere, I listened to 3 complete Decemberist albums while mowing (it takes 3+ hours to mow my yard on a lawn tractor).

    Here's a picture of my "listening sweet spot" while mowing

    JD
    ...so the neighbor's son will have to do for now. I have no problem paying him to do it. I'm on the go so much that I hate when I have to take time out to attend to my lawn. We have a ton of landscaping and the wife is always tending to that stuff, and I'm usually recruited to do the grunt work.

    Good to hear from you JD and hope all is well.

    G Swish

    P.S. Nice tractor, if you're in to that sort of thing.
    I call my bathroom Jim instead of John so I can tell people that I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

    If you say the word 'gullible' very slowly it sounds just like oranges.

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    I helped my parents do some digging in their backyard today and the douche next door has a whole speaker system rigged up that pumps out his jamz while he is outside spraying the yard with his hose and yelling at his kids. I spent the whole afternoon suffering through "KQRS, YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC ROCK FROM THE 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, AND TODAY!!!". Seriously, what is it about FM radio that makes even halfway decent songs sound totally shitty? I think they pump up the bass and add all this weird compression so that everything sounds TOTALLY ROCKIN'. Even some Creedence and ELO's "Do Ya" couldn't provide any relief from the nonstop Billy Squier and Bon Jovi that surrounded it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae
    shitty

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    `How did you do that?

    ****ty.

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    There should be a permanent sticky at the top of this board for teaching you how to use swears.

    Shit Piss Fuck Cunt Cocksucker Motherfucker Tits Kelly Clarkson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae
    There should be a permanent sticky at the top of this board for teaching you how to use swears.

    Shit Piss Fuck Cunt Cocksucker Motherfucker Tits Kelly Clarkson
    so sneaky!!! just by changing the color of certain parts of the words. interesting. so dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae
    There should be a permanent sticky at the top of this board for teaching you how to use swears.

    ...[/COLOR] Kelly Clarkson

    now that really crosses the line.

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    Soundgarden: Badmoterfinger


    I was gettin' in to track 2, Outshined, when these lyrics came through

    Someone let the dogs out
    They'll show you where the truth is
    The grass is always greener
    Where the dogs are s-h-i-t-t-i-n-g...


    And I thought, "Well, that's oddly appropriate!"

    Then moving on to the next track Slaves and Bulldozers (ALE linky), I figured that maybe if I could play that track loud enough, the grass would just feel so shaken it would mow itself. I don't think I heard the mower for the whole hour.

    Finished up the last of the back yard with Pixies: Doolittle
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