Poll Question 169 – What Kind of Music Would Freeman Listen to?

24th April 2010

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As with all my “What would Freeman…”, the question relates to BEFORE the Black Mesa incident. Let’s see if we can get a sort of consensus of his character.

This week, I ask about the kind of music he listens to. As with last week, you can choose a number of options. This week you have a maximum of two votes.

However, due to some really stupid answers in the Other box from last week, I have decided to not make that available. Seriously, who thinks “Cannibalism” is a holiday choice?

Anyway, onto music. Most people listen to a few different types of music but we probably have our favourites. I didn’t list every style of music because that would be silly but I did try to offer a wide enough selection to suit most tastes.

I feel he would listen to jazz and classical. Sophisticated enough to see the mathematical beauty of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fugues [1 and 2] and laid back enough to let Miles Davis’ So What play in the background while running lab tests.

What do you think?

The Poll


  1. jgoodroad

    don’t know about reggae, but I listen to a few ska bands and it really fits him…from my prospective.

  2. Soylent Bacon

    Didn’t you hear the music in Half-Life? That wasn’t background music; it was his HEV mp3 player. He listens to some sort of mixed playlist of electronic dance and rock.

  3. Billy H

    He would listen to Alternative, definitely. It’s too bad that’s not a choice.

    Or maybe Cannibalism.

  4. I voted for Classical, Rock, and Electronic. The classical is for unwinding after a stressful day at work. Rock is for when he needs to get pumped and ready to go do something physically active. The Electronic is perfect for background music while actively working on the computer or any of his projects.

    1. I do the same thing.. When I was working in ASG in a supertrain I HAD to have my Classical to keep my temper..Drivers who wouldn’t dream of pulling out in front of a freight train pull right out in front of a double 48 belly dumpers loaded to 136,500 lbs.. They do damage..ripped a van in half one day..I laid on the horns but the guy looked RIGHT at me and pulled out anyway.. They think it was a suicide..The rest is about a stick and a spoon clean up.

      Music is a drug.. I have almost everything in my CD collection…The only thing I can’t stand is techno, but to each their own.

  5. Zekiran

    I voted Rock and Jazz. I would also have put in Classical if there were more options.

    I would say specifically, “heavy metal and grunge” – he’s from Seattle after all 🙂

  6. GF is a man of the very best tastes: Classical and Rock.

  7. tungsten

    classical music of course as phillip said like tocatta and fugue in d minor by bach or lift music as ha spends hours in them or in air ducts with air on g string in the background

    1. Noooooo ELP’s Toccata In fact ANYthing from ELP..

  8. Classic + Rock. Like all people should.

  9. I believe Gordy to be a closet Metal-head, especially when he’s on the road.

  10. ThePengu

    Gordon from half life 1 = Classical
    but all the more recent (mainly fan based) Gordon persona’s point towards heavy metal.
    (I chose classical because its he Gordon I like to remember, before he turned into a psychopath 😉 )

  11. Rikersbeard

    I can see Gordon Freeman sitting back against the wall in a dark brooding bar, keeping an eye on the door as he puffs on a herbal roll-up. His stint in the military has kept his senses keen and helped his entry into the most secret projects.
    He listens to the cool vibes coming from the live jazz band as he scans the “Black Mesa” and “Aperture Science” welcome packs. Both offer a secure future, but a dark mournful ballad starts as he picks up the first pack and he fate is sealed.

  12. I knew Rock and Classical were all but guaranteed, but I’m surprised how highly blues/jazz has scored.

  13. Living easy, living free
    I’m a nigger on a one-way ride
    Asking nothing, leave me be
    Taking everything in my stride
    Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme
    Ain’t nothing I would rather do
    Going down, party time
    My friends are gonna be there too

    I’m on the highway to hell
    I’m on the highway to hell
    I’m on the highway to hell
    Doncha stop me

    No stop signs, speed limit
    Nobody’s gonna slow me down
    Like a wheel, gonna spin it
    Nobody’s gonna mess me round
    Hey Satan, payin” my dues
    Playing in a rocking band
    Hey Momma, look at me
    I’m on my way to the promised land

    I’m on the highway to hell
    I’m on the highway to hell
    I’m on the highway to hell
    Doncha stop me

    And I’m going down, all the way down
    I’m on the highway to hell
    I didn’t write’em just copied & pasted..lol Blame Bon Scott for the racist bit.. That is right, I still have the vinyl, jacket,sleeve with the lyrics on it.. Double checked it..

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