This weeks’ song is The Highwayman by Loreena McKennitt from the album The Book of Secrets. If you really like this song, another very popular song from that album is The Mummers’ Dance, in case you go looking around on iTunes.
This song fits in my raiding playlist as one of my background songs while taking care of the pulls between bosses.
There is a LOT of Loreena McKennitts’ music that I love for playing in general. If I were to recommend only three songs for you to enjoy, however, I would have to go with The Mummers’ Dance and The Highwayman from The Book of Secrets, and The Lady of Shalott from the album The Visit.
If you like this music, and know of any other music you really enjoy that is of this same kind of elemental celtic-influenced romantic type of thing, please mention it in the comments. I know I’d love to find more artists as wonderful as this.
As an aside, I was talking to some guildies, and a few of them seemed surprised that I listened to music while raiding, what with all of the directions and conversations that go on over Teamspeak. Especially since they don’t hear music in the background when I talk. What I do, of course, is use a headset with a sound canceling microphone, and I have the sound on my music player turned a bit down so it doesn’t interfere with hearing commands.
Just as an FYI, I use a Plantronics .Audio 90 Headset for my raiding and chatting. It isn’t USB, although most of their newer headsets come with a USB adapter so you can use regular analog OR USB connections. If they had that option when I was shopping around, I would have gone with that. I have found the .Audio 90 to be perfectly comfortable and cushiony soft, while at the same time so incredibly lightweight that I can wear it, literally, for hours and hours without any discomfort. It is way outside my normal price range for personal electronics… I’m one of those guys that sneers at the cost of an iPod, when I can buy a knockoff ram-based mp3 player that’ll hold hours of songs for $50. But every other headset I’ve ever worn, whether for music or for chatting, would hurt the top of my skull or be too heavy to wear long, and would give me a massive headache. This thing… even for $50 at the time, it is the awesome. If Plantronics were ever to seek endorsements, I’d fricken sell out and do one, because I swear by the product, instead of AT it. Oh yeah… and no, I didn’t get paid for that plug. I just love my headset that much. I’m pretty sure no one at Plantronics has any idea I exist.
Although, if any of Plantronics’ PR guys read this and want to send me one of their awesome wireless headsets to write up a review for them, send me an email.