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1 hour ago, Sheol said:

Just out of curiosity, what do you do for a living?

Also, Scotland is fucking beautiful. The highlands remind me a lot of the Swedish mountain world. Same type of vegetation and climate too.

I am an Account Manager for a global software company.  

One year we booked a cottage in Drumnadrochit up Loch Ness way and drove through Glencoe on the way up and back down again, it was some of the most rugged, barren and melancholically beautiful landscapes I had ever seen in my life.  There were snow clouds so low that you felt you could reach out of the car window and grab them. 

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What do you usually do the most while listening to music?

I am of Scottish ancestry. I've never been there, but have plans to go in the next few years. My family comes from Coldstream. Of course I want to go there, but it's the Highlands that really fascinate me, specifically the Outer Hebrides. I should ask, what are some of the best lesser known spots you would suggest to visit?

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11 minutes ago, navybsn said:

I am of Scottish ancestry. I've never been there, but have plans to go in the next few years. My family comes from Coldstream. Of course I want to go there, but it's the Highlands that really fascinate me, specifically the Outer Hebrides. I should ask, what are some of the best lesser known spots you would suggest to visit?

My time up there in the main has been in the major cities in all honesty.  I have stayed in Edinburgh probably 4 or 5 times a year over the last decade in the run up to COVID, usually in The Witchery being a flash bastard.

That having been said should you ever find yourself in Edinburgh the westside is usually my haunt when working and the Water of Leith walkway usually is a pleasant amble first thing in a morning that I stumbled across by accident one morning going to a meeting.  There are occasional standing stones built on the really shallow banks of the river which were kinda neat to see.

We had plans for honeymoon (currently on our third planned date thanks to the pandemic) to get up to the Highlands in a remote cabin but had to cancel in the end.  Was looking to do a few nights there then get to an airport to fly out to Bergen to do the Bergen to Oslo railway and try and stay out in the remote hotels along the way before flying back from Oslo after a week to then get back to Scotland and do the Glencoe route again but try and stay somewhere this time.

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On 6/4/2021 at 5:58 PM, Balor said:

I used to paint miniatures and model kits actually!  (I have no ability to draw.)  I wish that my profile picture was my own work, but it is actually the cover of the reissue of Reek of the Unzen Gas Fumes' second demo:

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Great music too:

On topic, I currently either work out or read a magazine while listening to music.

balor thanks for clearing this up, thats a cool looking artwork though, you do paint so thats why i asked,    . 

 also sure you can paint, you just need a good teacher, if you want it enough you will draw great, i know a few people who have done this. saying that balor i have same belief about my artwork too😂 

 

cool re what you do while listening to music, when you work out is that with weights?

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19 hours ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

cool re what you do while listening to music, when you work out is that with weights?

It's mostly body weight workouts for me right now (plus running outside - but I do not listen to music then).  Planks, pull-ups, squats, and so on.  I haven't really used weights since I stopped going to a gym a few years ago.

But my main music consumption during work-outs has changed recently from mostly metal to neofolk and noise.

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I started listening albums as a whole from last September-October since I feel that pure listening experience (without doing anything) of the whole record is kinda lost today, since a lot of people don't have the time or patience to really get into the whole album experience. When I was younger, I didn't really have the patience for a lot of things, so I really try to listen to a lot of different bands and albums I never heard before, as much as I can and I try to pay attention to as many details about music as I can. It's the same with movies, shows, documentaries, podcasts, everything.

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On 6/10/2021 at 6:44 PM, Balor said:

It's mostly body weight workouts for me right now (plus running outside - but I do not listen to music then).  Planks, pull-ups, squats, and so on.  I haven't really used weights since I stopped going to a gym a few years ago.

But my main music consumption during work-outs has changed recently from mostly metal to neofolk and noise.

balor you do more than me. i used to do alot the planks and that body weight stuff  a few years when i was member of a local gym, works got so busy that ive stopped for now, weight training would be good i reckon, i generally like lifting heavy things at work, kind of satisfying when i lift something bit heavy.😁 its sounds crazy but true for me.

changing music genres for workouts is great idea, if you like the new music why not, you can always listen to metal again at another time

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