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Wed, May. 9th, 2012, 04:59 pm
I Guess I'm Bored

So let's discuss something!

Music that the characters of Torchwood would listen to! Because I'm playing around on Spotify, of course.

There are a few hints in canon for certain characters (the music dead!Owen puts on when he starts cleaning out his flat, Jack's love of the 40s, etc.), but we really don't know much. And what you offer as a suggestion can have a logical basis or it can be totally cracky (like Toshiko's undying love for Pantera or Owen's obsession with 50s folk songs). And if it involves mini fics, all the better?

So, what do you think everyone listens to?

NOTE: This is a friendly discussion. Unfriendly people will be exiled to Mordor. (IDEK.)

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)

I do Ianto is into his rock, simply because of the clothes he wears in Countrycide and Fragments.

I reckon Tosh has a soft spot for Massive Attack.

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)

I really like the idea of Tosh listening to Massive Attack!

And I definitely can see Ianto listening to rock, but I can never decide what kind. Actually, I can't decide overall with him. One day, I seem to attribute an affinity for 80s (The Smiths, especially), or 90s alt rock, or metal. Or, maybe all of them. Why not?

And I also wonder how much our knowledge of the actors influences this? I mean, I have this strong inclination that Ianto really likes Tool, but I know where that idea comes from! lol

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)

(Don't tell anyone this because it's basically one of my pre-written meta posts I'm saving for when finals end and I open my meta community. *checks to see if coast is clear*)

I'm absolutely convinced Jack is a huge Supremes fan. I have almost no supporting evidence, but nothing you say will change my mind.

I've also spent the last few days toying with the idea that Tosh is a Yoko Kanno fan. But that is mostly because I believe the world is made up of people who are fans of Yoko Kanno and people who have not heard of Yoko Kanno, and Tosh would be the most likely one to know of Kanno.

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 05:30 pm (UTC)

That would totally go with my belief that he wasn't that into the British invasion stuff of the '60s. Totally more into Motown and Soul Singing Girl Groups.


I'm sorry, sariagray, I'll stop harassing your poor post now.

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)

Tried to figure out Gwen... no luck but Rhys obviously listens to a local station because he heard the Harwoods Advert... who usually play 80's to today... so I guess Gwen listens to them too, she can't be bothered to do different

Jack definitely 1940's (though I can imagine he had a LOT of fun in the 60s - he must have been at Woodstock)

Toshiko... maybe some music from Japan to connect with her homeland and family in the only way she can

Agree on the indie music for Ianto...

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)

Gwen is tough! I think I like the idea of her having a very eclectic taste in music. She likes what she likes, and there's no rhyme or reason!

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)

I commented with everyone else and Livejournal ate it!

Anyway, I said I thought Tosh would be someone who listened to whatever was on the radio. Like, she enjoyed music, but not enough to go seek it out. I bet she really enjoyed Coldplay, Damien Rice and some more mellow stuff. She seems the sort to get too wrapped up in her work, other obsessions, to worry about music too much.

Owen was the one I always thought would love Tool. I think he always enjoyed more aggressive music.

Gwen seemed like the "classic" type. In my head, she likes The Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, David Bowie , early U2 and Joy Division. Of more modern stuff, I think she likes things that are dancier. Stuff like the Scissor Sisters. I will also confess that my personal head canon, Gwen's taste in music was influenced by her pre-Rhys University boyfriend and just stuck. She just seems like the easily influenced type.

I've never had a grasp on what contemporary music Jack would like. In my head, for whatever reason, Jack is not a big fan of the Beatles. He thought they were cute, but the music wasn't his thing.

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)


I think you make a really good point, about Tosh not seeking out music.

I have this thing with Owen - I like the idea of him listening to The Streets and Radiohead for ABSOLUTELY no reason other than it just fits him, in my head. But I can definitely see Tool slotting in there, too.

I LOVE the back story you've given Gwen's taste. And I really enjoy the idea of her listening to David Bowie and the Scissor Sisters.

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)

I just want to say that I am too tired right now (midnight here D:) to think about this. But I KNOW tomorrow I'm going to be thinking about them it all the time while I am on Spotify -which is around 18 hours a day- and it's going to be really difficult to get anything done.

So I am just blaming you in advance. Will come back tomorrow.

Wed, May. 9th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)

Muahahaha! Ahem. I mean, I am SOOOO sorry! ;) We'll be here!

Thu, May. 10th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)

Tosh probably has a season pass to the symphony that she never gets the chance to use. Tosh ♥ Mozart & Mahler.

Thu, May. 10th, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)

And maybe its all the moog synthesizers used to mellow effect, but I like to think that Tosh likes Stereolab. I have this lovely image of her singing along to "International Colouring Contest."

Thu, May. 10th, 2012 09:10 am (UTC)

Jack. Barry White. 'Nuff said.

Thu, May. 10th, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)


Thu, May. 10th, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)

I'm thinking Ianto also has a bit of a fetish for Gospel, but only because I have the mental picture of him in the kitchen, in his undies, bopping around to it while making brekkie, and the reaction Jack would have to that tableau.

ETA: Or maybe Country/Western music. Because, with him, appearances aren't everything. The suits are an affectation. He clearly wanted to get OUT of the estates and move into a different world altogether. What's more romantically rebellious and polar opposite of being a chav (while still being familiar enough as not to cause distress)? COWBOY.

Edited at 2012-05-10 01:28 pm (UTC)

Thu, May. 10th, 2012 09:33 am (UTC)

This is great - I imagine Ianto having a pretty eclectic music taste. He tends towards songs that are meaningful to him, for whatever reason. Mostly lyrical, or the way the music makes him feel. And I can see him listening to country/western!

Thu, May. 10th, 2012 09:20 am (UTC)

Tosh is TOTALLY into Chiptune/Bitpop. She probably invented it.

Thu, May. 10th, 2012 09:25 am (UTC)

Suzie likes prog rock, if for no other reason than the tracks are really long, tend to be noisy, and it won't interrupt her by changing concepts every 3 minutes.

She also likes classical because all psychotic killers love classical. It's in the rule book.

Thu, May. 10th, 2012 09:33 am (UTC)

OF COURSE she listens to classical.

Now I want there to be some weird Bach Moriarty/Suzie thing. This is why I need to never watch TV shows, yes?

Fri, May. 11th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)

I kinda feel like Ianto is secretly into hip-hop, but that's more for the lulz because of GDL than anything.

Gwen likes Disney, so does Jack. One of Tosh's hobbies is rickrolling people, and Katie got Owen into musical theatre.