ApellesPromptov
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November 13th, 2019 at 4:43:10 AM permalink
Hey-yo.

How do you feel about noises when playing? Do you intentionally turn on music and enjoy it while playing or noise cancelling headphones forever? Or do you generally just don't care?
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November 13th, 2019 at 5:06:57 AM permalink
I like music playing at a low volume - except when playing poker. There I like it quiet so I can hear what people are saying.
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ApellesPromptov
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November 13th, 2019 at 6:30:05 AM permalink
Well, I usually play poker online (not quite confident to play with peeps yet) and I do let myself to listen to some mild ambient things. Quite kills me sometimes.
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November 13th, 2019 at 8:35:54 AM permalink
1 of my peeves about casinos is that most of them play the worst music ever recorded: contemporary pop. And they play it loud.

One reason I liked Hard Rock was they played decent music and I've heard so many people express that sentiment. Assuming Virgin follows the standard model of playing 14 almost identical, deeply retarded pop songs on a loop, I think it will fail.

I know that there are market researchers and so forth involved in these things. There is some kind of flaw in the process. It's just not the case that everyone on earth wants to hear music cynically written to impress teenage girls and idiots all day. I also think this is one reason the Cannery is popular. I play poker at Bally's which is the worst and someone complains about the music almost every day. Had many conversations where people ask the dealers how they can stand it.

It's a cheap--really free--way for a smaller joint to set itself apart. Just play authentic music that is pleasing to the ear. Could be classic rock, motown and james brown. Sinatra etc. Just makes for a much more pleasant experience for anybody who is over 30, has an ear for music or isn't stupid. Which is actually, the vast majority of people.

Anyway, I just deal with it most times. The background is so loud that I don't want to go deaf from blasting music into my ears loudly enough to block it out. I know there are like $200 headphones that supposedly don't damage your ears. I'm skeptical and anyway, I'd lose them so often that it would be a $1000/yr habbit. And it would be a pain lugging them around.
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November 13th, 2019 at 9:37:51 AM permalink
Quote: ApellesPromptov

Well, I usually play poker online (not quite confident to play with peeps yet) and I do let myself to listen to some mild ambient things. Quite kills me sometimes.

Back in the day, I had a monitor for my PC that was also a TV, and it had picture-in-picture. So, I could watch TV while I was playing. The best is when the WSOP would come on. Then, I could watch poker while playing poker!

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1 of my peeves about casinos is that most of them play the worst music ever recorded: contemporary pop. And they play it loud.

I was at the Horseshoe in Cleveland (before it turned in to the Jack), and I found myself singing along with the house music (mostly a mix from the 70's/80's, IIRC). I remember thinking, "Damn. I am their target demo!"
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November 13th, 2019 at 11:25:57 AM permalink
Never liked loud repetitive music. Gamble, drink and wear headphones. Smoke in someone else's direction and let me hear the voice of the cocktail waitress, not Arianna Grande.
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November 13th, 2019 at 12:27:55 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

1 of my peeves about casinos is that most of them play the worst music ever recorded: contemporary pop. And they play it loud.

One reason I liked Hard Rock was they played decent music and I've heard so many people express that sentiment. Assuming Virgin follows the standard model of playing 14 almost identical, deeply retarded pop songs on a loop, I think it will fail



I get sick of even music I like pretty quick if I have to listen to it too often.
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November 13th, 2019 at 12:31:20 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

...I was at the Horseshoe in Cleveland (before it turned in to the Jack), and I found myself singing along with the house music (mostly a mix from the 70's/80's, IIRC). I remember thinking, "Damn. I am their target demo!"



There's some sort of line that is crossed when the "oldies" station starts playing the songs were your "contemporary pop". I wonder what happens to the old "oldies". Is there a heap of vinyl recordings, 8-tracks and cassettes of Paul Anka, Fats Domino, and Bill Haley somewhere?
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ApellesPromptov
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November 13th, 2019 at 12:54:20 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

1 of my peeves about casinos is that most of them play the worst music ever recorded: contemporary pop. And they play it loud.



I'm so feeling you. I mean hello, it's not a f!#/ing club...

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November 13th, 2019 at 12:54:42 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Quote: Joeman

...I was at the Horseshoe in Cleveland (before it turned in to the Jack), and I found myself singing along with the house music (mostly a mix from the 70's/80's, IIRC). I remember thinking, "Damn. I am their target demo!"



There's some sort of line that is crossed when the "oldies" station starts playing the songs were your "contemporary pop". I wonder what happens to the old "oldies". Is there a heap of vinyl recordings, 8-tracks and cassettes of Paul Anka, Fats Domino, and Bill Haley somewhere?



It's not just cuz we are old.

There is a real difference. Today there is file sharing, YouTube, etc. So "underground" music isn't underground.

Young people with an ear for music, an interest in creativity or just an IQ over 75 are involved in all kinds of music there.

Meanwhile, the left over mainstream music has been completely corporatized. Middle aged men have figured out the exact formulas to make songs for the tone deaf and/or dumb. They find some bimbo to lip synch the song, et voila.

That's why all the music you hear in a casino or store sounds like Paula Abdul or NKOTB and none of it sounds like Guns N Roses or The Rolling Stones.

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