I dont know if I really change, except when it gets wram in late spring I play more rock....windows open fresh breeze and upbeat music but other than that I listen to everything except Opera and Rap all the time.
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Well, I listen to Christmas music at that time of year. But other than that, I notice no pattern with the season or the phase of the moon, or whether Jupiter is aligned with Mars.
I definitely change when the wife is out. That's when I crank up the old rock and roll from my youth, things like Alice Cooper or AC/DC. I don't have to pretend to be sophisticated or cultured when nobody else is around. And when nobody is home, I definitely sing along. :)
Now after a long break with my guitar I took it again and I try to pick Steely Dan, Chris Rea, some Pink Floyd and the other light stuff.
Normally I'd listen to the more complexed music but picking it on guitar I guess should be after a number of practicing with the above mentioned artists that would substantially take my leisure time before I start playing anything more serious such as Can, King Crimson or Genesis.
The piano, saxofone, classics had been temporarely suspended for long time (I guess) since the only thing that I need to listen for now is basic guitar. Beatles, Doors are too basic -->suspend:-)
I've never followed my listening tastes to a particular season but my set-up is biamped off summer with VTL MB100 tube monoblocks for top and durring summer I use only SS amp for obvious reasons.
Great replies. I initiated this post with how tastes may change during different seasons, but I am enjoying hear how other factors influence your listening habits, such as whether the wife is home or not, day vs. night, car vs. home, and playing summer songs in winter, music simiar to a recent movie soudtrack heard, and playing music that you are trying to learn on guitar.
Marakanetz's playing tubes in winter and solid state in summer is also interesting. I wonder if that influences your listening habits (more vocals and acoustic with the tube amp, more rock or 'bass' heavy music with the ss).