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Title: What are you listening to?
Post by: slippy on January 04, 2007, 07:43:13 PM
Bring back an old favorite.

Right now, I'm being subjected to teh g/f's comments as she watches the Syracuse game.  Lots of "ohhh!" "come on!!" "YEAH!!!" "Damn it!" "You stink!" "Rebound!"

Were it not for the last one, I'd swear there was someone else in the living room with her.

Then again...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 04, 2007, 07:48:07 PM
Actually, you're all very lucky I haven't started an earworm thread.

I JUST. MIGHT. DO. IT.

Right now, I can't get the guitar solo from Squeeze's "In Quintessence" out of my head...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on January 04, 2007, 07:52:18 PM
Los Straitjackets - Twist Party!

(http://www.festivalatsandpoint.com/2006%20images/Los%20Straitjackets.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 04, 2007, 07:52:53 PM
I'm listening to the MD b-ball pregame show.  I'm thinking of upgrading to gay drama.  (Did I mention my sister got me the first season of Queer as Folk?)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 04, 2007, 07:59:32 PM
song:  We Are The Road Crew
artist:  Motorhead
album:  No Remorse
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on January 04, 2007, 08:41:56 PM
Tal, I'm jealous of your ability to listen to the MD b-ball pregame show. Gary Williams is my (bizarre confession ahead) not-so-secret major crush. We have the same b-day. 3/4. and he's 34 years older than me. Coincidence?!?!?! I THINK NOT.

Srsly, I was trying to rip a few cds to my computer last night when my computer decided it wanted to eat one of them (it says it's bob dylan on the jacket, but they're burned CDs from a friend) and hasn't given it back yet. So I'm not listening to anything. Rad.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 04, 2007, 08:50:27 PM
My recent music sources:

http://www.somethingilearned.com/
for Flipper.

http://www.rbally.net/

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/
Registration required - check it out before the lawyers shut it down. Right now I'm listening to Santana at the Fillmore - 1971.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 05, 2007, 04:00:13 AM
Can not stop listening to Cat Power.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on January 05, 2007, 08:08:41 AM
You got your Boondock Saints in my Flogging Molly! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_zBMlFDfS0)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 05, 2007, 09:35:06 AM
Eldi!  I never knew!  Should I be attempting to capture pre-game for you on tape of some sort?  (If I was really leet, I'd - hey!  I wonder if I can run it through the device that transfers my vinyl to digital...)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 05, 2007, 09:52:35 AM
I'm listening to Unit 1 whine about how she's going to miss Arsenal at Liverpool because she's going to be in conservatory that morning but forgot and arranged with a friend who's on travel and can't watch to call her by cell phone to get the play by play.

I told her that when I was her age we had to wait for the premier league results to be brought over by steamship, several weeks, and it was six miles uphill each way in the snow to the telegraph office by the railroad station where they'd be hand-written onto the bulletin board and you had to wait in a large crowd of expatriates and George Best in order to glimpse them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 05, 2007, 11:36:22 AM
...she's going to miss Arsenal at Liverpool because she's going to be in conservatory that morning ...

These words, in this order, will never be used to describe my life.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on January 05, 2007, 12:04:35 PM
So you're saying she can't be Arsenal'd?

*laughs at own pun*



I'm listening to Unit 1 whine about how she's going to miss Arsenal at Liverpool because she's going to be in conservatory that morning but forgot and arranged with a friend who's on travel and can't watch to call her by cell phone to get the play by play.

I told her that when I was her age we had to wait for the premier league results to be brought over by steamship, several weeks, and it was six miles uphill each way in the snow to the telegraph office by the railroad station where they'd be hand-written onto the bulletin board and you had to wait in a large crowd of expatriates and George Best in order to glimpse them.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on January 05, 2007, 04:07:58 PM
Drive-By Truckers :  The Dirty South
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 05, 2007, 04:19:33 PM
Drive-By Truckers :  The Dirty South

I have that album!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 05, 2007, 04:20:18 PM
Drive-By Truckers :  The Dirty South

I have that album!

Oh, good lord.  I don't have the album.  I have a ripped copy of the CD.  Good grief.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on January 05, 2007, 04:28:51 PM
Drive-By Truckers :  The Dirty South

I have that album!

My favorite Truckers album.  Incredible from beginning to end.  They're such an awesome band.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2007, 04:36:03 PM
My recent music sources:

http://www.somethingilearned.com/
for Flipper.

http://www.rbally.net/

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/
Registration required - check it out before the lawyers shut it down. Right now I'm listening to Santana at the Fillmore - 1971.

Kick ass!  :detta

And right now they're talking about Bl'ast.  I loved them!  The last time I saw them was in '91.  They played a show at the Omni in Oakland with The Slambodians (great name, eh?)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2007, 04:36:53 PM
And right now it's:

song:  Midnight On The Water
artist:  Joe Adkins
album:  DLed from his wesbite.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 05, 2007, 04:40:57 PM
That fucker can play guitar, I tell you whut.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 05, 2007, 06:19:54 PM
heh. Slambodians. Nice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2007, 06:26:56 PM
song:  Zipperfish
artist:  Sweaty Nipples
album:  Demon Juice

For some reason I always think of BizarreBehavior when I heat this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 05, 2007, 06:35:48 PM
Another great name.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2007, 06:38:30 PM
(http://i24.ebayimg.com/01/c/05/ac/ea/a9_9.JPG)

I saw this in the 10 for $10 bin at Rasputins, and having already seen it as BizB's avatar over at HN or teh Geekery (I don't recall which one he had it at, perhaps both), I definitely had to get it.  Well worth the price and actually a pretty decent EP.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hackess on January 05, 2007, 08:25:21 PM
song:  Zipperfish
artist:  Sweaty Nipples
album:  Demon Juice

For some reason I always think of BizarreBehavior when I heat this.

Awesome typo. :detta
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2007, 08:38:03 PM
indeed.  Heated sweaty nipples!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on January 05, 2007, 10:14:09 PM
Can not stop listening to Cat Power.

I have a few songs on some mix cds from a much-cooler-than-I friend. Love.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on January 05, 2007, 10:15:00 PM
Eldi!  I never knew!  Should I be attempting to capture pre-game for you on tape of some sort?  (If I was really leet, I'd - hey!  I wonder if I can run it through the device that transfers my vinyl to digital...)

*heart*

but no, don't go to any effort. Unless you want, natch. ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 07, 2007, 04:44:35 PM
I kept going back and forth but I think I'm ready to settle on this: The Long Blondes are pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 07, 2007, 05:41:43 PM
I've got the Mark Kozelek Little Drummer Boy (http://downloads.pitchforkmedia.com/~files/Mark%20Kozelek%20-%20Salvador%20Sanchez.mp3) on while I'm cleaning and so far all it's getting me to do is slack off even more.

Must...get...back...up...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: slippy on January 07, 2007, 05:54:08 PM
I've damn near worn a hole in this over the last year or so:

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000AV2GCE.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

In other news, I need more new music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 08, 2007, 01:48:58 PM
That is a fantastic album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hackess on January 08, 2007, 10:04:16 PM
Whole lotta Devotchka (http://www.devotchka.net)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 08, 2007, 10:22:52 PM
song:  Sail On
artist:  Commodores
album:  Every Great Motown Song Collection
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on January 09, 2007, 05:23:31 PM
Archie Bronson Outfit.

There's a couple cool songs but the jury is still out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 17, 2007, 12:29:46 AM
Lisbon by Keith Fullerton Whitman.

Dude does some fascinating stuff, for sure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: slippy on January 21, 2007, 10:42:50 AM
(http://image.listen.com/img/170x170/8/1/6/6/496618_170x170.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on January 21, 2007, 12:55:01 PM
That's a great album, Slippy.

Currently, I can't get enough of Yo Yo Ma playing the Bach Cello Suites.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: slippy on January 21, 2007, 01:05:24 PM
Nice.  Ma is one of the rare musicians who lives up to the hype, I think.

Next up:

(http://image.excite.co.jp/jp/music/jacket/4988/0066/m/4988006696136_m.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on January 21, 2007, 01:14:06 PM
Nice.  Ma is one of the rare musicians who lives up to the hype, I think.

Next up:

(http://image.excite.co.jp/jp/music/jacket/4988/0066/m/4988006696136_m.jpg)

one of these days, with an axe, i'm going to cut you into little pieces.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: slippy on January 21, 2007, 01:19:52 PM
Heh.  I'm in Echoes right now.  I could play the 7:00 - 10:45 section of that song for about six hours straight and not be tired of it.

Well, ok, I'd be tired of it.  But I still like it a lot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on January 21, 2007, 01:31:30 PM
Heh.  I'm in Echoes right now.  I could play the 7:00 - 10:45 section of that song for about six hours straight and not be tired of it.

Well, ok, I'd be tired of it.  But I still like it a lot.

I think Echoes would have fit better on "Animals".  BTW, in the movie Children of Men, there is an awesome Floyd visual album cover reference, absolutely incredible.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on January 21, 2007, 01:48:22 PM
I've damn near worn a hole in this over the last year or so:

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000AV2GCE.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

In other news, I need more new music.

that is a fantastic album. i was given "straight no chaser" the documetary as a gift (even though i'd already seen it a million times). i'm kind of fascinated with monk. i played the video for my HoJazz stud1ntz.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: slippy on January 21, 2007, 03:25:46 PM
Nice, needles.  I've never seen that, actually; how'd the HoJazz kids take it?

And biscuit, I've got to disagree.  I don't think Meddle could end with any other tune...nor do I think that anything else could be crammed into Animals.  Plus, Animals is pushing it as far as being Waters-focused.  I don't much like Roger.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on January 21, 2007, 03:33:00 PM
how'd the HoJazz kids take it?

they loved it. one girl laid her head down on the desk almost in tears and goes " awwwwww he DIED on my BIRTHday!"

that is a gret film. it's very much worth watching several times.

(http://www.jimmarshallvault.com/images/catalog/detail/JMP0011-FP.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on January 21, 2007, 03:41:57 PM
I don't much like Roger.

them's fightin' words!  smite!  ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 21, 2007, 04:04:48 PM
I finally went ahead and ordered myself a set of expensive fancy headphones this week.

And by expensive, I mean the cheapest of these three models: http://www.alessandro-products.com/headphones.html

A friend of mine got a set and let me demo them. I could never justify expensive headphones until I heard Bjork do "Joga" through those things. The words "Holy bejesus awesome bonercrotch!" come to mind.

So now I'm looking forward to systematically working my way from one end of my music collection all the way through to the other end to find out what I've been missing all these years.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on January 21, 2007, 09:16:20 PM
how'd the HoJazz kids take it?

they loved it. one girl laid her head down on the desk almost in tears and goes " awwwwww he DIED on my BIRTHday!"

that is a gret film. it's very much worth watching several times.

(http://www.jimmarshallvault.com/images/catalog/detail/JMP0011-FP.jpg)

*spins*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on January 21, 2007, 09:27:40 PM
Ok, I'll need a follow up to that post once you get the headphones, grue.  Those things are lookin' verra nice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Law on January 21, 2007, 10:38:14 PM
I don't much like Roger.

them's fightin' words!  smite!  ;)
I'll smite you back for balance. I don't dig on Roger myself.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 21, 2007, 11:21:02 PM
What are you listening through?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 22, 2007, 02:56:24 AM
Ok, I'll need a follow up to that post once you get the headphones, grue.  Those things are lookin' verra nice.

Will do.

I will say that from what little internet reading I've done and what I remember of what my friend said about them, the headphones are supposed to be the best for "rock" because of....good highs, or something. I dunno, I'm not an audiophile really, I just know what tracks I listened to (off his f'ing ipod! it wasn't even like the phones were connected to a real stereo or anything!) sounded more detailed in ways I didn't know music could sound. IE there's a whole lot more going on on that new Broken Social Scene record than I realized.

I did wonder if the rock connection meant they'd be slack on the techno end of the spectrum, what with half my collection being electronica-ish, but like 2 minutes of an Autechre track made me realize, no. No, they'll do just. snippy. smappy. smoo-foo-bandy-dandy. fine when it comes to the electronic stuff.

Free shipping, too. Bonus.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on January 23, 2007, 01:07:44 PM
*spins*

rouse: which one of em you want me to play monk a D or a G?
monk: yeah
rouse: a D?
monk: yeah
rouse:a G?
monk: yeah
rouse: well which one you want, a D or a G?
monk; [...]
monk: play whichever one you want to
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on January 23, 2007, 02:19:39 PM
The secret to finding the best audio equipment is this:

Pick the one you like.
The ear(s) is just as individual as the tastebud(s). What sounds great to me, may not sound good at all to you. Yes, you want to stay away from the cheap shit because it is likely to break or fail... but don't let price be the lone factor. You want something that makes your head nod and your naughty bits tingle. THAT is what the best audio equipment is made of.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 23, 2007, 02:31:06 PM
rouse: which one of em you want me to play monk a D or a G?
monk: yeah
rouse: a D?
monk: yeah
rouse:a G?
monk: yeah
rouse: well which one you want, a D or a G?
monk; [...]
monk: play whichever one you want to
miles: *SLAP* Shudup, bitch. Play like 'trane.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on January 23, 2007, 04:47:06 PM
:lol

did i mention i had a kid named miles davis in my HoJazz class?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 23, 2007, 05:15:48 PM
Really?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 23, 2007, 05:50:48 PM
That's awrsome.

I'm listening to "Immortal Corruptor" by GWAR right now. I need to wake up and finish this damn book chapter.

:jam :headbang :jam

/not here

Oh and when I come back I want this emoticon situation remedied!

*bangs fist into palm*

*chortle*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 23, 2007, 06:01:07 PM
You want something that makes your head nod and your naughty bits tingle. THAT is what the best audio equipment is made of.

Which is why when I thought about asking to demo some Ellen Allien tracks I thought again and thought, no, no, there's nothing quite so awkward as spooging your pants in front of a couple guy friends.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 23, 2007, 06:01:57 PM
I mean as is it was only the shock of it being the first thing that I heard that kept the Bjork from making me make like Quagmire up in that joint.

"OH!"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 23, 2007, 06:03:17 PM
Oh and right now I'm listening to promo stuff for my minimusicreview gig.

Seems I've become the go-to guy for mediocre alt-dot-country post-Wilco music. Gotta fix that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: slippy on January 23, 2007, 06:53:49 PM
I don't much like Roger.
them's fightin' words!  smite!  ;)
I'll smite you back for balance. I don't dig on Roger myself.
Smite biscuit.
Applaud Law.

Roger's just too whiny for me.  I'm more about the psychedelic than the woe-is-me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on January 23, 2007, 07:09:20 PM
That's awrsome.

I'm listening to "Immortal Corruptor" by GWAR right now.

cool. i'll tell beefcake the mighty he still has fans. (he's one of the phd kids)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 23, 2007, 07:21:56 PM
I don't much like Roger.
them's fightin' words!  smite!  ;)
I'll smite you back for balance. I don't dig on Roger myself.
Smite biscuit.
Applaud Law.

Roger's just too whiny for me.  I'm more about the psychedelic than the woe-is-me.

Concur, but it's the contrast between the two that made such a great band. Well, other factors too, but that's a contributing factor.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 23, 2007, 07:51:40 PM
I don't much like Roger.
them's fightin' words!  smite!  ;)
I'll smite you back for balance. I don't dig on Roger myself.
Smite biscuit.
Applaud Law.

Roger's just too whiny for me.  I'm more about the psychedelic than the woe-is-me.

Concur, but it's the contrast between the two that made such a great band. Well, other factors too, but that's a contributing factor.

Waters had the really spot-on lyrics.

But after "Machine" he just pretty much took over the group and drove Rick Wright out...

My favorite Floyd songs are the 4-way compositions...

And no doubt "Meddle" is my favorite Floyd oeuvre...:)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 23, 2007, 07:52:09 PM
I don't much like Roger.
them's fightin' words!  smite!  ;)
I'll smite you back for balance. I don't dig on Roger myself.
Smite biscuit.
Applaud Law.

Roger's just too whiny for me.  I'm more about the psychedelic than the woe-is-me.

Concur, but it's the contrast between the two that made such a great band. Well, other factors too, but that's a contributing factor.

Waters had the really spot-on lyrics.

But after "Wish You Were Here" he just pretty much took over the group and drove Rick Wright out...

My favorite Floyd songs are the 4-way compositions...

And no doubt "Meddle" is my favorite Floyd oeuvre...:)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on January 23, 2007, 10:35:20 PM
What's the verdict on the new Shins disc?

Anyone? Grue? Cookiepuss?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on January 23, 2007, 11:13:07 PM
Haven't heard it. Can't really say I ever swung for the Shins, though. Nice and all at the time, but now I think I'm a little bit too "this is stuff the girl who just dumped me listens to" about it to want to go there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on January 26, 2007, 10:01:06 PM
I've decided to replay part of my second childhood. "Homosapien", "Refugee", and "Convoy" are added to the collection.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 27, 2007, 10:48:33 PM
The local "classic rock" station deviated from the "what's emitted from ClearChannel's anus" playlist to play "Pigs (three different ones)" this morning, and it was teh awesome. I'm listening to Animals.

ha hah, charade you are ... !
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on January 27, 2007, 11:07:49 PM
Ramona, the Spokespig.

"Neeeeeeeeeds NEEEEEDS NEEEEEEDS NEEEEEEDS!"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on February 02, 2007, 11:39:14 AM
Fresh Air goes podcast (http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=7060034).

Terry rules.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on February 02, 2007, 11:50:58 AM
Concur, but it's the contrast between the two that made such a great band. Well, other factors too, but that's a contributing factor.

Always the case:  Lennon/McCartney, Buckingham/Nicks, bunches of others that currently excape me.  It's the inane/psychotic (in the case of the aforementioned pairs, psychotic/inane) mix that hits the spot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on February 02, 2007, 11:51:36 AM
Terry Teri rules.

You know how I hate misspellings.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on February 02, 2007, 12:51:46 PM
Terry rules.

Teri takes it to a whole new level.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 02, 2007, 02:13:52 PM
I've been meaning to DL a bunch of those podcasts.  I just get so little time on the compy at home though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on February 02, 2007, 02:27:51 PM
What's the verdict on the new Shins disc?

Anyone? Grue? Cookiepuss?

Did ya finally get a listen?

Not bad at all. Great arrangements, catchy tunes, clear vocals that hit the mark.

Very 80s retro with more than a few nods to the Beach Boys. I busted them in a few Smiths moments, and I think they were channeling Simple Minds a few times.

What is it about Portland's Anglophile affinity (Read=Colin Meloy, The Thermals, etc)? I could swear these guys were English.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 03, 2007, 06:49:05 PM
That segues nicely into my next question.

Fr0t Awesome 2.0 has a much, much improved sound capability. I listened to OK Computer -- an album I've heard, at a conservative estimate, 7,000 times -- this morning and saw the Baby Jesus. I followed that up with Roxy Music 'Avalon,' and, well, I had to change my britches. The Cure 'Disintigration,' which, again, I've heard a gazillion times, hit me like a ton of bricks. October Project. Luna. Pink Floyd 'Wish You Were Here.' Tool's Aenima... Let's just say it's been a blissful day.

Suggest some more albums so feed my audiophilia.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 03, 2007, 07:21:30 PM
The Soft Bulletin, I imagine, would have to benefit from increased audio output capabilities.

Likewise Homogenic.

Uhm, most Modest Mouse. But most likely the most would be Moon and Antarctica.

Likewise Explosions in the Sky.

and Boards of Canada.

...

Basically there's a whole lot of stuff I'm really looking forward to listening to once I get my new headphones. (They've been delayed due to...something something, I'm less than pleased.) And, uh, I'll mention more of it as I hear it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 03, 2007, 07:26:43 PM
I just thought of Sigur Ros on a kick-ass sound system and peed a little.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 03, 2007, 07:29:53 PM
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

I believe were men enough to openly weep in the privacy of seclusion.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 03, 2007, 07:31:59 PM
If you deal with droney ambient noise stuff, I suspect Keith Fullerton Whitman will do well in that arena.

"Multiples," shit, the fifth and sixth tracks, oh crap. Awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 03, 2007, 07:34:19 PM
Then there's your good ol standby Godspeed You Black Emperor, who, well. I'd like them to come back to Cleveland. Or, anywhere in a 300 mile radius.

Go electro and grab two of my favorite albums of 2006: Ellen Allien & Apparat's Orchestra of Bubbles, and Barbara Morgenstern's The Grass is Always Greener. Mmhmm.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 03, 2007, 07:37:25 PM
Squarepusher. I might suggest..nay, DO suggest, Ultravisitor.

...

What I'm saying here is I really want my headphones. While I'm still unemployed, and can just sit here, and revisit just about everything I've ever heard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 03, 2007, 08:16:19 PM
I just finished TV On the Radio's newest, which I loved before and but now I love it so much.....I have my w33n4r stuck in the disc's spindle hole.

That's right: It got physical.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 03, 2007, 08:23:26 PM
I was going to say I couldn't find my way into that disc, then I figured it out just now: there's cock in my way.

Really I dunno, I like it, but I think I keep feeling like I'm missing something, when I hear it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 03, 2007, 08:30:41 PM
This  (http://www.amazon.com/Trein-Maersk-IMPORT/dp/B00004VWXR/sr=8-6/qid=1170552387/ref=sr_1_6/103-5939581-6483800?ie=UTF8&s=music)is next on my hit list.

Story here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icebreaker_International).

It's entirely possible I'll just get sucked into the stereo like that guy in Helen Reddy's "Angie Baby."




That's right. I went Reddy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on February 03, 2007, 08:43:32 PM
Are you Reddy for her?

On the drive home yesterday, the first piece was "Main Street Electrical Parade." The last was "Baroque Hoedown." I think I need more than 700 songs on that playlist.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 03, 2007, 10:56:47 PM
I just caught a glance of your .sig and I thought is said "Knight of Woeful Incontinence," which actually makes a lot of sense, rust-wise.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on February 08, 2007, 12:19:24 AM
It's entirely possible I'll just get sucked into the stereo like that guy in Helen Reddy's "Angie Baby."



But hopefully for not the same reason.

And I loved that song and learned to sing it in 4th Grade Music Class...:)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on February 08, 2007, 06:45:08 AM
Lucero - Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 10, 2007, 12:19:34 PM
Somebody left the ELO (http://jashi.caucasus.net/ELO/) cabinet open.

/guilty pleasure
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 10, 2007, 01:27:13 PM
There must be a lot of people sticking their hands in that cabinet right now - it's very slow. I used to have the ELO II album back when it first came out. That album disappeared and I haven't heard it since. I'll be patient and wait for it to download.

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 10, 2007, 10:11:09 PM
I got my new headphones yesterday.

First impressions:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on February 11, 2007, 08:12:43 PM
Hey grue,
How do those phones do with outside noise?  How much sound bleeds out into your surroundings?
I vanpool to work and the highway buzz tends to cause me to crank the volume.  Plus I hate when people have their headphones jacked so far up that I can hear their crappy music.  I wouldn't want my vanmates to butt in on Morphine and I.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 12, 2007, 06:08:43 PM
Being pretty much totally open-air design, I guess they bleed out pretty bad, so they're not really public-space-use appropriate. My sole reason for knowing this is that when I sampled my friend's set, my other friend, who was sitting across the room, was singing along to the Bjork track I was playing.

So I won't be taking them out to coffee shops, though god knows some people could stand to learn a thing or two from me and my tastes. Places with lots and lots of background white noise? Not sure how well they'd be covered up in that sort of situation.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 12, 2007, 07:12:23 PM
*applauds unclejessie for mentioning Morphine*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on February 12, 2007, 07:33:52 PM
That does it.  I'm going to dust off the ol' turntable and listen to my ELO LPs

Transquoted for truth.

I just put the first three on blender and am supremely digging it. :D

It's pretty cool to hear a bunch of unheard ELO for the first time...:oleelo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 13, 2007, 10:46:01 PM
"The sound of a thousand light-footed angels dancing inside my skull."

"What is, listening to The Blue Album by Orbital on a fancy new pair of headphones, Alex?"

"Correct for a thousand."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Wintermute on February 18, 2007, 09:20:12 PM
Some band from Ohio called The Black Keys.  Unbelieveably dirty, funky garage blues/rock.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 18, 2007, 10:17:16 PM
The Black Keys are the shizz.

I saw the sickness here in KC. Aw yeah.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 18, 2007, 10:21:27 PM
I think I've only heard one song once. They're from Akron, I think, so the whole thing feels a little unreal. Because, well. Akron.

Will admit, I'm looking forward to seeing the Six Parts Seven again, or whatever they're called. Melodic non-explosive instrumental rock. They're from Akron and I saw them at a summer music fest last year, before Sonic Youth and the Flaming Lips and Death Cab and such. They invited the entire audience to a house party they were playing at the next day. I almost went.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Wintermute on February 18, 2007, 11:04:02 PM
The Black Keys are the shizz.

I saw the sickness here in KC. Aw yeah.

Weird thing is, I first saw them in my bookmarks, and had no frickin' idea how they got there.  A few weeks ago I saw it, figured I book'd it for a reason, and bought the thing(Rubber Factory, just got Thickfreakness yesterday).  I can't get enough of the stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on February 19, 2007, 01:37:28 AM
The biggest sound I've heard out of two dudes was a Black Keys show.  Simple drum set up, one guitar...huge.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 19, 2007, 09:01:20 PM
At the other end of the spectrum, Lily Allen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3SRM6V30B4).

A lot of it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZyTOROlo9E)

She's got a dirty, whorish mouth (http://hypem.com/track/136339), and I think I love her.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: thegrue on February 19, 2007, 09:25:47 PM
I haven't become addicted to Lily Allen, but "Smile" gave me a pop-music boner, no doubt.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 25, 2007, 01:23:38 PM
For those of you who care, Kirk Rundstrom of Split Lip Rayfield (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8GRJBjsIis&mode=related&search=) and a bunch of other projects, lost his fight with cancer early last week.

Kirk was hell of a musician, a ornery cuss and a nice guy. He'd been on the KC/Lawrence music scene for a looooong time and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2006 and given only a couple of months to live. He went on the road until he could no longer do it, saying that response from fans (which was unbelievable, truly) kept him alive. He made it home to Wichita and went peacefully.

Do yourself a favor and check out his music at http://www.splitliprayfield.com/go.html (http://www.splitliprayfield.com/go.html), http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=10345071 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=10345071), http://www.grainanddemise.com/discography.html (http://www.grainanddemise.com/discography.html), http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artists/scroatbelly/ (http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artists/scroatbelly/), or http://www.kirkrundstrom.com/ (http://www.kirkrundstrom.com/).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 16, 2007, 05:51:10 PM
I wrote a long post about the greatness of Amy Winehouse last night, but SMF didn't want to talk to the database (I guess because of the late hour, I dunno) so it wouldn't take. I'm totally blown away by the "Back to Black" album, however, and I think y'all would dig it as well. Just gorgeous. She's the real deal.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on March 16, 2007, 07:10:13 PM
SMF can be a fucking snob sometimes. I bet the database just forgot to put on mascara today or something. Bitch.

I've been listening to this guy (http://www.jonathancoulton.com/songs) and I feel like I might've heard it before, but also that maybe I haven't. It's funny.



also: BOOBIES!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on March 17, 2007, 01:31:54 AM
Yeah, he's the one that does the "Baby Got Back" cover all earnest-like. A total lolfest.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Law on March 21, 2007, 01:56:18 PM
Made of Awesome. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7tdWRkBp0)

 8)


Courtesy of the hep cats at Transbuddha (http://www.transbuddha.com).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hackess on March 21, 2007, 04:48:26 PM
Nice! :thumbsup
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on March 21, 2007, 07:56:46 PM
I like Amy Winehouse's voice but Rehab gets on all my nerves.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 23, 2007, 01:37:29 AM
I like Amy Winehouse's voice but Rehab gets on all my nerves.

Heh, yeah that's my least favorite tune on "Back to Black". I understand its purpose and all; it's an autobiographical statement. She's a bit of a wild one (which I don't mind :)). I'm more partial to "Love Is a Losing Game" and "Tears Dry On Their Own" and "Some Unholy War" and a few others. She writes really good torchy ballady things.

One thing I dig about the album is that at first glance, it seems to be an artifact of indeterminate origin...there is a bit of upfront style reminiscent of L-Boogie (which I don't say lightly, as L-Boogie was probably the greatest female MC ever, but then she got all crazy and stuff), 60s artists like Martha Reeves and Shangri-Las and Ronettes and etc., jazz-era Lady Day smoky room innuendo...it is difficult to put any sort of time frame on it.  It could be emanating from the AM radio of a hotrod with fins.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on March 28, 2007, 05:45:45 PM
One of the great songs (http://www.whokilledthemixtape.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/03-wreckless_eric-whole_wide_world.mp3) of all time, recently revived by the movie Stranger Than Fiction.

Little Known Fact: This song was covered by the one and only band I was ever in.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on March 28, 2007, 05:54:47 PM
One of the great songs (http://www.whokilledthemixtape.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/03-wreckless_eric-whole_wide_world.mp3) of all time, recently revived by the movie Stranger Than Fiction.

Little Known Fact: This song was covered by the one and only band I was ever in.

Awesome. That song speaks to men everywhere...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on March 28, 2007, 08:02:09 PM
Its awesomeness is greater by a factor of, like, infinity because he says "Ta-hey-tuhee."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 29, 2007, 03:56:13 PM
Cake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10C68Gzd5GM).

Awesome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyJMufGx7fo).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 30, 2007, 06:36:34 PM
song:  Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle
artist:  Cake
album:  Motorcade Of Generosity
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on March 30, 2007, 06:41:16 PM
Cake was in town about a month and a half after 9/11.  They closed the show with "I Will Survive".  It was nice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on March 31, 2007, 07:23:22 PM
(http://www.cdzone.co.uk/scans/S/o/SocialDi/2575364f.jpg)

If I could be any superhero (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThA0oJaLYPI&mode=related&search=), I would be Mike Ness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwHzptH2fHc).

Or I could be Tiger Army (http://cece.cyborgcow.net/Tiger%20Army%20-%20Cupid's%20Victim.mp3) and be his sidekick...or be Horrorpops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofjsRM4rUkA) and be his super-girlfriend. Whatever.

The point is that the girls in Horrorpops are wicked hot. That's the important thing to take away from this posting.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 03, 2007, 05:51:13 PM
I'm watching a fennec fox lipsync Amy Winehouse.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 03, 2007, 09:03:44 PM
He's pretty damn good. Not a bad job of "Hello My Baby" for that matter.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Tripper on April 06, 2007, 08:41:08 PM
Durafle's Requiem.  With Vox singing in there someplace.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hackess on April 06, 2007, 09:07:49 PM
Urge Overkill
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 06, 2007, 10:55:53 PM
Urge Overkill

Crack, baby, you're out of time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 07, 2007, 02:59:55 AM
Come a-round to my way of thinkin'...


Good stuff. I remember having some drunken conversation with the drummer once...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 07, 2007, 09:30:29 AM
Blackie Onassis or one of the revolving door drummers?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 07, 2007, 03:50:49 PM
Onassis! You recall he gets to do the groovy track on "Sister Havana."

Remember the Hideaway? Urge Overkill was somehow invited to their going away shindig. I remember I had to sneak in the back door because, even though I'd played there many times, the owners copped an attitude and had a guest list. Meh. Gotta love scene snobbery even in its death throes.

Oh, and Tony Marlotti on the bass. I remember him from a band called "Invisible Order." He was a cook at the Cornucopia when I had a brief stint as a dishwasher there. Moved to Chicago, that's how he got caught up in UO. I wonder what his scene is these days...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 07, 2007, 09:32:11 PM
Dunno.

If he's in Chicago, maybe he hooked up with K-Czech (http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0308/images/ljw/crowns%20&%20bubbles.jpg).

*nudge, nudge*

Loved the Cornucopia. Maybe you washed my dishes?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 08, 2007, 01:42:08 AM
403 Forbidden. Figures.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 08, 2007, 05:24:28 AM
(http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0308/images/ljw/crowns%20&%20bubbles.jpg)
Left = Teh angry hawtness herself.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 19, 2007, 01:15:30 PM
OK. iTunes "Party Shuffle" has just done something ... unexpected.

Three instances of "Kohoutek" in a row.

...





GLITCH IN THE MATRIX! RUN!

Edit: Really need that "Separate Ways" gif now, where did I put it?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 19, 2007, 01:27:49 PM
Tonight I'll be seeing Iggy and the Stooges at the Warfield.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 19, 2007, 01:32:53 PM
Dude.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 19, 2007, 05:09:27 PM
Nice.

You lucky bastard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 19, 2007, 05:12:37 PM
No kidding.  The Saturday show was sold out the second they went on sale.  They only had balcony seating for tonights show, so I'll have to live with that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 19, 2007, 05:21:37 PM
You probably don't want to see Iggy up close anyway  ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 19, 2007, 05:56:29 PM
He's playing here next week and a good buddy of mine has offered to score me a ticket, but the visitation of The Motherly Unit™ will unfortunately intercept that scene...

That said The Weirdness is a very cool album...:raw power
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 19, 2007, 07:16:26 PM
Got the new NIN and the new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club before they hit the stores.

Spoiler: Trent is still working some shit out and BRMC still think they're the Jesus & Mary Chain.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 20, 2007, 12:50:54 AM
What'm I listening to? Oh, just possibly THE GREATEST SONG EVER MADE (http://andrewwk.com/content/PartyPartyParty.mp3) about partying

They play this during nearly every commercial break on Adult Swim. I've always enjoyed the work of Andrew WK, and he's just such a happy upbeat nice guy...there's not a dog out there mean enough to bite AWK. Thematically, his music quite often explores the hedonistic pursuits which we tend to classify societally under the general subheading of "partying", through tracks such as the hit single "Party Hard" as well as "It's Time To Party", "Party Til You Puke", and "Long Live the Party". The song linked here, "Party Party Party", continues this motif in what would appear to be a more self-aware setting (if lyrics like "Party party party, party makes me farty, I gotta take antacid, so I can keep on party" are any indication), while maintaining his signature Spectorian-80s-bombast style amid a typically frenetic pace.

It's two minutes of HEY WAKE UP, then the tasteful harpsichord breakdown, then fade, then you can press play and start it all over again :)



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 20, 2007, 09:11:53 AM
Brilliant review, Firstie.

:galm
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: suitep on April 20, 2007, 09:54:16 AM
Thanks FirstP, that sweet happy song woke me up just right for a Friday at work. :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 20, 2007, 06:26:20 PM
The Ultimate Jukebox:
http://www.tropicalglen.com/

heh heh heh

We just went through our birth years... it's like a dentist's office ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 20, 2007, 06:49:08 PM
I was just dancing to the Jackson 5 and accidentally punched my dog in the face.  He's a little upset.

Stupid flailing arms.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 21, 2007, 01:37:17 PM
Listening to my own mix, broadcast:
http://ct5.fast-serv.com:9796/listen.pls

this is radio free #mofirc, from the IRC channel I hang out in

(you're welcome to listen in if you like)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 22, 2007, 11:50:18 AM
I'm broadcasting again now, same link as above.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 22, 2007, 01:04:18 PM
I'm broadcasting again now, same link as above.
I'm on, w00t
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on April 22, 2007, 01:22:00 PM
(http://www.denibonet.com/blog/images/zamfir.jpg)

Zamfir. Master of the pan flute.

(http://www.panflutejedi.com/Images/zamfir-black.jpg)

W O W.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 23, 2007, 01:37:00 PM
The Stooges were amazing on Thursday night.  The new songs went over well but the highlight for me was I Wanna Be Your Dog.  Iggy dove out into the crowd about fifteen times.  He drove the bouncers nuts.  He also invited the whole crowd up on the stage to dance with the Stooges.  The bouncers didn't seem to like that too much either but about 50 were up on the stage.  Mike Watt is an excellent replacement on bass**in other news he plays on Kelly Clarkson's new album :wtf**.  Iggy got up on Mike's amps and humped, but he didn't give no love to Ron's amps :needles.  Plus they gave out free concert posters on the way out.  :detta
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 23, 2007, 03:38:57 PM
Sounds like a kickass show man. (I dunno if I've ever heard anybody complain about Iggy's live shows though, unless they were just completely unprepared :) )

OK y'all...with everything going on in the world, things have been pretty serious lately, but I know that there's one question above all others that you have been wondering about for some time, which is: "Hey, the new Avril Lavigne album is out, what does First Post think of it?" Well, I can state at this time that "The Best Damn Thing" is pretty damn good. I want to kinda live with these songs for a bit before I really do the kind of detailed breakdown this album deserves, but I hope that this brief statement will at least quell some global tension until then...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 26, 2007, 09:47:03 PM
It really is just me and the rappers.

Snoop was talking about his next album, and how it was going to be more introspective and just be him on vocals, no "featuring" ten zillion artists on all the tracks like he usually does (as it is with most hip hop releases). He truly wants to do something special this time around, something more personal and  lasting and real.

He said he decided to do it this way after hearing the Amy Winehouse "Back to Black" album. (Sorta like when Brian Wilson first heard "Sgt. Pepper"...)

Jay-Z wants in too. He's reportedly doing his own remix of "Rehab" with new lyrics. (This in addition to Ghostface doing something similar with "You Know I'm No Good"; not only did he do a guest-rapper added verse remix, he also completely redid his own hip hop version, keeping her original chorus)

Also: Avril's LP is #1 right now, woohoo.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 26, 2007, 10:59:12 PM
I know that there's one question above all others that you have been wondering about for some time, which is: "Hey, the new Avril Lavigne album is out, what does First Post think of it?"

You know, you were correct. This is exactly what I thought.

Quote from: First Post
(Sorta like when Brian Wilson first heard "Sgt. Pepper"...)

Wait: I thought Sgt. Pepper came after Paul and John got stoned and listened to "Pet Sounds" ...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: suitep on April 27, 2007, 06:05:21 PM
I can't stop listening to this song. It's haunting and beautiful and plaintive. I heard it once on radioparadise, and immediately had to go find it. And the video kicks ass. I had to add it to my blog ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQVdlxql8PQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQVdlxql8PQ)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: sm0k4 on April 28, 2007, 07:10:46 AM
I can't stop listening to this song. It's haunting and beautiful and plaintive. I heard it once on radioparadise, and immediately had to go find it. And the video kicks ass. I had to add it to my blog ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQVdlxql8PQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQVdlxql8PQ)

Whoa. That was awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on April 29, 2007, 06:34:33 PM
I watched the trailer for The Golden Compass (due to somebody on LJ) and listening to the music, I had to look. No, the composer for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is different.

But what seems to be a main theme is really damned close in the two, even if LWW does resolve the descent portion differently.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 29, 2007, 09:09:22 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WAMXJMZ9L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 29, 2007, 10:41:55 PM
That is cool, suitep. The video is a trip.

While on dialup I have to wait til the whole Youtube vid downloads via Keepvid, so it takes a while. Plus I was trying to get the new Rush album for my drummer because as a Neil disciple I know he would sqee when he saw it (he did). That took forever, though.

It's a great album, however...definitely a return to form for Rush. There's some old school Rush sounding stuff, some bluesy riffs that recalls even older school Rush sounding stuff, three instrumentals, lots of "WTF is going on with the world" lyrical goodness from Neil in addition to his kickass drumming...this is an interesting enough release to draw interest from outside the usual Rush hardcore contingent, I think. Thumbs up.

I'm really anticipating the Golden Compass movie, as those books (His Dark Materials) are some of the best fiction fantasy type work I've read in a while. Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Coulter was a good choice. It'll either pass through relatively unnoticed, or be the subject of some huge religious controversy. These days it seems especially hard to tell.

(I played "Ghost Town" last year when I DJed at MLS Cup and some guy bought me a beer)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on May 10, 2007, 11:15:40 AM
Pachelbel Rant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM) (YouTube)

=)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on May 10, 2007, 11:19:28 AM
Last night in B&N, they were playing Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights covered by two women singing it in a torch style. Magpy liked it. I was too weirded out to have an opinion. Grandma couldn't hear it (she forgot her hearing aids).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Irish on May 10, 2007, 11:27:27 AM
This still cracks me up.

The Landlord with Will Ferrell

http://www.funnyordie.com/v1/view_video.php?viewkey=3efbc24c7d2583be6925 (http://www.funnyordie.com/v1/view_video.php?viewkey=3efbc24c7d2583be6925)

It's pretty SFW. You need sound. There's some cussing but it's more subtitled
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Irish on May 10, 2007, 11:48:28 AM
Gone, Gone, Gone by John Ralston
http://www.john-ralston.com/index.php (http://www.john-ralston.com/index.php)

Lately you’ve been acting in a role that’s unbecoming
Of the girl who taught me there was so much in this world worth living.
The part that you’ve been playing has me dazed and missing you.
But now you’re gone, gone, gone.

The promise never harvested in fallow fields shall lie.
In a shallow grave of stubble field and half-remembered lies.
A burning heart deceived me and you really put me on,
But now you’re gone, gone, gone.

The memories are bittersweet;
The taste you leave is still stuck in my mouth.
I want to touch you, want to breathe you,
Say, "Fuck you I don’t need you - get out...right now."

We were strangers when we met
And we were strangers when you left
Into a shadow world of painted girls and marionettes.
Used to pride myself on living a life without any regrets,
But now that’s gone, gone, gone.

How can such sweet kisses come from such a poison tongue?
How can a bed of roses hurt so much to lie upon?
It was the thorn beneath the flower that I wasn’t counting on.
And now you’re gone, gone, gone.

The memories are bittersweet;
The taste you leave is still stuck in my mouth.
I want to touch you, want to breathe you,
Say, "Fuck you I don’t need you - get out...right now."

The city’s not the same,
But all the streets they know your name.
They ask me all about you, but my answers pull up lame.
I’m staggering in last night’s clothes and it’s starting to rain.
And you are gone, gone, gone.

If parted by a river that was running deep and wide,
I’d build a boat to get to you or else I’d drink it dry.
Could fill it back up right now as the tears fall from my eyes.
And you are gone, gone, gone.

The memories are bittersweet;
The taste you leave is still stuck in my mouth.
I want to touch you, want to breathe you,
Say, "Fuck you I don’t need you - get out...right now."

Babe if we should meet again way on down the road.
Do me this one favor and pretend we never knowed.
I’ll say that you remind me of a girl I knew so long ago,
But now she’s gone, gone, gone.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on May 10, 2007, 02:19:43 PM
Bryan Ferry Dylanesque (http://www.bryanferry.com/bf_site.html)

 :o
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 14, 2007, 04:49:09 PM
WHAT?!?!? BRAD DELP DIED?

How did I miss that?!?!?!?!?

 :o

Well shit then, I'm listening to everything Boston ever recorded. 

(should take about 1/2 hour, but whatever)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 14, 2007, 05:23:25 PM
OK just a minute here. This revelation is about 30 years late, but looky here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHV3DSua3DU&mode=related&search=

Barry Goudreau. You know, the other guitar in Boston. He looks just like Donald freaking "Buck Dharma" Roeser from BÖC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDuYlRs9_Do&mode=related&search=

Ever see them together? No?
AHAHA!

Wow.

/don't mind me, I'm stuck in 1977 for the afternoon
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 14, 2007, 05:29:03 PM
Speaking of BÖC.  I saw this yesterday:

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dan_learn/2003/sept/bocgases1.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on May 14, 2007, 06:34:58 PM
Clearly they don't fear the Reaper.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on May 14, 2007, 11:17:41 PM
Needs more cowbell.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on May 15, 2007, 04:08:38 PM
http://www.metafilter.com/61176/3-Dozen-Pieces-of-Music

Woodstock '69, on YouTube.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on May 17, 2007, 04:49:09 PM
radio free #mofirc: http://ct5.fast-serv.com:9796/listen.pls

I'm broadcasting all '80s. Got a huge playlist, probably about 24 hours plus on it, so it'll be on for a while. Tune in if you like. =)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on May 17, 2007, 05:18:39 PM
The Avett Brothers (http://www.myspace.com/theavettbrothers)!

Going to see them tomorrow night in Alexandria, VA at the Birchmere!  I'm more excited that The Everybodyfields (http://www.myspace.com/theeverybodyfields) are opening though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on May 18, 2007, 02:15:27 PM
Still broadcasting! '80s for your Friday!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 18, 2007, 02:16:54 PM
Tomorrow night I'm going to see Dolorata (http://myspace.com/dolorata) at BOTH.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on May 19, 2007, 01:40:32 AM
The retarded boy across the street and his ricemobile.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on May 21, 2007, 12:08:30 PM
My playlist ATM:

NIN - Year Zero
Switchfoot - Oh! Gravity
LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous!
Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
Coldplay - X&Y
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Bedouin Soundclash - Sounding a Mosaic
Billy Talent - I & II so guilty...
Cake - Fashion Nugget
Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

And once or twice a day I'll spin Arcade Fire's Neon Bible.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Ljdjr on May 22, 2007, 03:32:21 AM
Been digging Animals on the way to the softball game lately.  At home it's Dexy's Come on Eileen which I'm trying to learn on the Uke.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on May 22, 2007, 02:27:33 PM
Dexy's Come on Eileen which I'm trying to learn on the Uke.

You are my hero.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on May 24, 2007, 02:36:16 PM
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Love Comes in Spurts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIELFj2UYKc)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on May 26, 2007, 07:34:11 PM
Absolutely anything TV on the Radio. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af-S2KShTDI&mode=related&search=)

Bonus -- Peter Murphy and Trent Reznor join them onstage during a soundcheck. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZYjHsbSQpY&mode=related&search=)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on May 27, 2007, 07:49:08 AM
You realize when you guys post stuff like this that I get stuck in there for hours, right?

Here's the highlights from my trip last night:

And don't underestimate teh Stevie Wonder clips just because you've heard the tunes before.

King Missile - "Detachable Penis" (uncensored)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bRs6KWDsc0

King Missile - "My Heart Is A Flower"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FelB4qgJ6cs

George Harrison - "Wah Wah"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM5Lc3VjJ74

George Harrison - "Bangladesh"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZZ96J_PVbk

Stevie Wonder - "I Don't Know Why" 1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d48n4ESFgE

Stevie Wonder - "For Once in my Life" (skip teh Michael Jackson at the end, you've probably seen that clip before)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g9DRSksato

Stevie Wonder playing the talk box "Papa was a Rollin' Stone"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By-cF0W2JLw

Stevie Wonder - "Superstition" live on Sesame Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE

Fugazi - "Waiting Room" - Live (Helsinki, Finland)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry4F7HbYi3I

Fugazi - "Turnover" (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqkFPNR8iF8
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: sm0k4 on May 27, 2007, 09:45:51 AM
The hub just got an old Dope CD to get this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96YSuzngVs0) song. I couldn't find an official video for it, and that one seemed to have  decent quality (plus super bonus Bruce Lee).

Excellent for getting one's rage on. :headbang

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on May 27, 2007, 12:18:23 PM
TV on the Radio is my boyfriend.

How can you not love a song about werewolf sex? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUB1xSAAADk&mode=related&search=)

Check the lyrics (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tvontheradio/wolflikeme.html), they'll raise your temperature a bit.

"My mind has changed
my bodys frame but god i like it
my hearts aflame
my bodys strained but god i like it "
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hackess on May 28, 2007, 11:48:30 AM
"Show you what all that howl is for"

Noice.  ;D

Edit: "writhing under your riding hood"

Magnificent. I approve.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 28, 2007, 11:52:31 AM
I'm listening to my mother-in-law talk about her brother in law the Hong Kong movie star and her half sister who used to be a movie producer and hung out with Bruce Lee.

Wait, ... what did you say? Mom?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on June 05, 2007, 07:31:54 PM
What's the verdict on the new Shins disc?

Anyone? Grue? Cookiepuss?

Jeez, I'm way behind with CDs anymore.

I really really like it.  That's some finely crafted pop right there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on June 05, 2007, 08:41:10 PM
That disk and I were like ships that heard about each other, but never had sex.

I've moved onto a bootleg of the Stripes' Icky Thump. Yes, please. That boy can fucking shred, and Meg picked up her game for this one.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on June 05, 2007, 11:14:16 PM
I'm drifting past this ship and admiring its anchor, ballast and tuck.

You're right though.  Years from now I'm likely hard to remember sharing her seas.  Just like the HMS Travis.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on June 07, 2007, 12:22:29 AM
Spezial interest to the 60s freaks amongst us.

This is totally wicked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3jUiKFIlYQ).

The movie is complete ridiculous kitsch, although the 1965 hairstyles and clothes rule. Friend of mine found a copy (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0059237) of it on VHS for 2 bucks.  I'd say he got his money's worth.

The Graham Bond Organisation. Rocks. And no, I'd never heard of 'em. Score one on me. That's Jack Bruce on harmonica and Ginger Baker on drums, tho...:)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on June 18, 2007, 11:22:29 AM
Gordon's absolutely loving a song, and the randomizer played it six times on Saturday - once was too much. The chorus' last two lines are "You can't call it cheatin'/she reminds me of you."

I thought when he first mentioned it that the lines were supposed to be ironic or ... well, something. Nope. The entire piece (as it was sung) is egoistic and sexist.

GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD DAMN IT!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 18, 2007, 11:54:49 AM
I have TOTALLY had the Beatles' I Feel Fine stuck in my head for DAYS now.  They played it on one of the local sucky classic rock stations (which never, ever play anything by the Beatles, so I was kinda surprised), and from that opening guitar it burrowed into my head like my name was Phineas Gage.  I don't hate the song, but I keep noticing that I'm singing it . . . although my brain tends to make up its own lyrics, which are often not public-friendly.

Before that, it was Jane, by Jefferson Vehicle.  Again, that one gets me with its opening hook.  Now, though, it always makes me think of Wet Hot American Summer.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on June 18, 2007, 12:11:10 PM
Beck. I dl'd his whole discography. I'll be listenning to it for a while.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 18, 2007, 02:28:13 PM
Saturday night I went to see Touch My Rash (http://myspace.com/touchmyrash), Whiskey Sunday (http://myspace.com/whiskeysunday). and DI (http://www.myspace.com/diunderground) at The Blank Club (http://www.myspace.com/theblankclub) in San Jose.  Good show.  DI was pretty tight and hearing Johnny's Got A Problem and Richard Hung himself live for the first time since 1986 was definitely a treat.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on June 18, 2007, 02:37:57 PM
"Honky-Tonk Woman"

Gin-soaked!  I just got it!

 ::)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 18, 2007, 03:31:35 PM
*covers :tal in roses*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 18, 2007, 05:12:30 PM
Oh man, I want to have YouTube's babies for preserving stuff like this and letting me see it.

Fuggin' yeah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oxcC18xE4Y&mode=related&search=).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on June 18, 2007, 05:55:46 PM
God I love Zeppelin. Awesome music and half the time they're singing about Tolkein imagery. What could be better?

Anyway, that there was a pretty badass cover.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on June 18, 2007, 06:07:27 PM
That made me weep.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on June 18, 2007, 08:54:26 PM
I'm in more of a Kinks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBrJF7ob55Q&mode=related&search=) way of late.

I'm a dedicated follower (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpkt6revK0), though they make me feel a smidge schizophenic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPMYkITzxn0&mode=related&search=) and a touch paranoid.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on June 18, 2007, 10:20:25 PM
'70s Heart is SO HAWT. (did a little backtracking on YouTube)

You can't GET sexier than Barracuda or Crazy On You. *rawr*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 18, 2007, 10:33:39 PM
and a touch paranoid.

There's this South American tree fruit that's quite popular at the orgasmic farm -- and that song's been STUCK in my HAID for MONTHS.

Chirimoyas may destroy ya *riff*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 18, 2007, 10:42:45 PM
Love cherimoyas.  They had the awesome ones at the Farmers Market in SLO.  I'm sure Santa Barbaria must have similar ones.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on June 19, 2007, 08:09:11 AM
Fuggin' yeah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oxcC18xE4Y&mode=related&search=).

I used to date a guy who was in a band fronted by two brothers.  They covered "Battle of Evermore" and - swear to Jeebus - knocked Ann and Nancy out of the park.  And you know how I feel about Ann and Nancy.  *kisses hand up to $deity*

I begged them to put it on tape.  They were amazing.  (And hot.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on June 25, 2007, 04:02:02 PM
I'm in more of a Kinks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBrJF7ob55Q&mode=related&search=) way of late.

I'm a dedicated follower (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpkt6revK0), though they make me feel a smidge schizophenic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPMYkITzxn0&mode=related&search=) and a touch paranoid.

I'd love to find that whole concert on DVD... They did good when they added John Gosling on the piano. Gives it that whimsical feeling Wilco later ripped off...;)

Saw the Kinks on their "State of Confusion" tour in KC. '85. Can't remember where it was, but it was pretty much like putting on the "One More For the Road" album and closing your eyes. No wind in those sails, really, though it was good. They played a few "new" songs from the Word of Mouth album....
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 05, 2007, 04:24:55 PM
I'm listening to this NPR podcast of a Polyphonic Spree concert (http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510019/11666321/npr_11666321.mp3) and I'm digging the music, but dang, they're smarmy, and I wish they wouldn't talk.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 05, 2007, 04:41:58 PM
The Spree doesn't strike me as a good band to listen to while you're zzzzzzzzzz working... :sleeping:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 05, 2007, 04:43:03 PM
w.... what did you say? Worrr... urrr... hurrrkkkk ... I don't get it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 05, 2007, 08:58:31 PM
Y'all might dig this:
http://www.metafilter.com/62675/Steve-Albini-speaks
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 05, 2007, 11:18:30 PM
I remember reading this once. I used to religiously read that mag (Maximum Rock and Roll) along with Flipside. Totally genius producer/guit player, but his own music makes me want to claw out my eyes. That should be telling in a way. But he did have a way of bringing out the raw in bands, certainly.

Quote
I want to find the guy that invented compression and tear his liver out. I hate it. It makes everything sound like a beer commercial.

Awesome.

Quote
The band is now 1/4 of the way through its contract, has made the music industry more than 3 million dollars richer, but is in the hole $14,000 on royalties. The band members have each earned about 1/20 as much as they would working at a 7-11, but they got to ride in a tour bus for a month.

Scathing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on July 06, 2007, 07:20:29 AM
I just grabbed the entire Cake discography, so here's some Cake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1WdRfI9yZs&mode=related&search=).

And some more. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSypnaxAlP4&mode=related&search=)

This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8qsCpLxPPo) is an underrated masterpiece.

On balance, some Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mriBc6NjUhg), at least if you're Bela Lugosi.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on July 06, 2007, 11:08:39 AM
I couldn't hear, why did Phyllis Diller only give him an 8?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 06, 2007, 11:39:39 AM
Well, yeah that essay's good, but it was the link to the forum where he's answering everyone and anyone's questions that I thought you guys would like. He just started doing it a couple days ago.

The Urge Overkill slagging made me LOL. I totally want to hear that backstory.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 06, 2007, 01:45:49 PM
I can respect a lot of his opinions, he seems really down to earth, but the noisemaker side of him kind of bothers me.

The Jesus Lizard is incredibly difficult to listen to, and he loved them the best of all... :confused:

And I met Urge Overkill once at a party. They were cool guys, I guess, but awfully full of themselves.

Note you really haven't heard much out of them since "Sister Havana." Or maybe you have, I lost interest in them...

edit:

heh.

The question was: "Pro tools or logic? explain plz. "

Quote
I don't use computers to make records. I use tape machines, like nature intended. I use computers for correspondence, arguments, poker and porn.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on July 06, 2007, 02:24:10 PM
Can you imagine Billy Corgan using tape? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Corgan

You'd need a warehouse the size of Magrathea to hold all the reels.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 06, 2007, 03:11:55 PM
There really is something to be said for the way something sounds recorded with 2"" wide tape.

But I don't care, personally. There are decent enough sound cards out there to do what I want to do, and I burn everything onto CDs anyway...

That said, I'd love to have one of those Tascam 8-track reel-to-reels.

edit: this isn't Albini, it's one of the dudes in the forum

Quote
I saw UO live twice back in the nineties and both times I was completely shocked at how putrid they were. I mean, I'm no great shakes as a guitar player, but both times they were so out of whack that I was almost embarrassed for them. The first time was in the back of a bar in Iowa City so I thought maybe they just didnt give a damn, but then they sucked it up again for me at the Metro.

Ah. See, I just thought maybe they were trashed at the party I was at. It was out of tune and tired-sounding. Nothing like their studio sound.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 06, 2007, 03:41:07 PM
I snickered at the "vinyl or digital" answer.

I can't say I dig Albini or anything. I wasn't that into In Utero at all even though it's supposedly Nirvana's best album. His style is not something I groove with I guess.

After reading all the UO slagging we went hunting up live video of them playing. They sucked. So there you have it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 06, 2007, 03:58:40 PM
He did a great job on PJ Harvey "Rid of Me", though. It's totally raw; you can hear people coughing and stuff during the quiet parts of the LOUDquietLOUD. It's funny he's a poker head now, haha.

Did we talk about UO before? I lived in the Chi during all that--it was sort of an in-joke, even then (altho I dug "Sister Havana") They had that warehouse HQ somewhere around Wicker Park or Lincoln Park or one of those Parks. It's all a blur now.

Analog tape sounds fine but I'd trade it any day for the ease of digital editing. We would have killed for stuff like this back then. But, we probably wouldn't have had the Mekons producer guy do our record if we coulda rolled our own in the basement. Either way, it's mind boggling what one can do DIY recording wise nowadays, just sitting in front of the computer...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 06, 2007, 04:13:12 PM

Analog tape sounds fine but I'd trade it any day for the ease of digital editing. We would have killed for stuff like this back then.

Oh fuck yeah. I would have been in Indie-Heaven if CD burners and Acid Music or Soundforge were available in 1986. Along with Pentium processors, natch.

I spent a good deal of my student loan money on a Tascam Porta-Two cassette four-track recorder. Great investment. But alas, it wore out after about ten years of solid use, and even the second one I bought second-hand sounds like crap now.

I've got hours of tapes I need to download. They're still in really good condition, some 20 years old.

And Albini's "style" is just straight-up clear-sounding rock and roll. "In Utero" sounds so good because it doesn't have any frills like "Nevermind."

But Shellac and Rapeman is very hard to listen to, and only a couple tracks from his first project Big Black have enough of a melody to engage me.

But definitely I give you karma points for that link, hajen. More than ever, it's a nice reminder that I'm still a musician despite the left-brain trappings I immerse myself in these days...:)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 06, 2007, 06:02:30 PM
Shrug, I liked Bleach, Nevermind, and Incesticide better. But then again according to Albini women don't like good music anyway. Snort. So it doesn't matter what I think of his style. =)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 06, 2007, 06:24:58 PM
I liked those albums better, too. In Utero has the most crystal-clear sound, though, especially on "Heart-Shaped Box."

Unpretentious. In comparison,  Nevermind might as well have had subliminal messages telling you to buy more copies of it.

I didn't care for the effect on the vocals, either. I suspect it's that evil device the "harmonizer," which corrects bad singing (bum notes, mostly) automatically, especially discernable on songs like "In Bloom" or "Teen Spirit."

A very common vocal effect in the '90s. You can definitely hear it on Metallica and GNR records of the same period.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 06, 2007, 06:29:54 PM
that evil device the "harmonizer," which corrects bad singing (bum notes, mostly) automatically

Fuck!!! Really?!!? I want one of those!!~!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 06, 2007, 06:36:31 PM
Expensive karaoke machines often have an on/off harmonizer.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 06, 2007, 06:44:56 PM
It sounds a lot like singing into a fan.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 06, 2007, 06:46:50 PM
For me, this would be an improvement.

Now, where can I get a Leslie ...?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 06, 2007, 06:47:31 PM
All the good ones are taken, sadly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on July 06, 2007, 08:34:20 PM
It sounds a lot like singing into a fan.

My singing terrorizes banshees - so naturally I'm going to go upstairs when Mike isn't around and try that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 06, 2007, 09:24:42 PM
The one everybody uses now is Antares Auto Tune. It's the industry standard.

I usually avoid stuff like that for the sake of purity, but it is a pretty powerful thing. You can use it very subtly to correct pitch note by note (used on almost all records now; Neko Case said the only people she knew of that didn't were herself and, surprisingly, Nelly Furtado. I'm sure there are a few others too) and it's a nice tool, especially if it's just to fix a flat or sharp note here or there. Or you can go with the automatic settings...specify the key, major or minor, set the intensity of the effect, and there it is. When I turned it up all the way, I was super amused to hear that it made my voice sound like R. Kelly. Problem is, now everybody wants that sound because that's what they hear on the charts, so you get this whole watered-down-Roger-Troutman thing currently in play with hits from T-Pain and Akon and etc. Maroon 5 uses it quite heavily too, almost like a vocoder ala Cher (mercifully, they've toned that down a bit on their latest) Combined with the overcompression of today, it's very fatiguing to listen to for very long. It's like being bludgeoned with a silky smooth hammer.

In a way, I suppose it helps set the bar lower (along with what Fruity Loops is doing to hip hop, haha). If I need a Leslie sound, I've got several VST plugins to choose from, and ways to dirty it up enough so that it doesn't sound too fake.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on July 06, 2007, 10:33:38 PM
Is the vocoder the effect they used on Life After Love?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 06, 2007, 10:56:11 PM
Is the vocoder the effect they used on Life After Love?

Yes. (http://createdigitalmusic.com/2005/11/03/lets-kill-the-cher-believe-autotune-myth-forever-or-not/)

Imogen Heap "Hide and Seek" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=5cpSv2mNhhc) is a good recent example of vocoder usage too (and a great track, wow). Basically you just filter the vocals through the "carrier sound" aka notes from the synth. It's the digital equivalent of the "Heil Talk Box" of Frampton and Joe Walsh and, well, Roger Troutman.

eta oh here's a live version (http://youtube.com/watch?v=DaMFXLTSK1Y). vocoded via Apple, it appears. Voice is real tho, she rocks. hmm, in comments: "She uses a Digitech Vocalist to generate the harmonies; she played big (8-10 note) chords into it via MIDI and because the Vocazlist can only generate 4-part harmonies, it randomly chose the notes of the chords to harmonize. She does this live, too." counterpoint: "It's lots of technological stuff. Like...the Mac and the keyboard and everything and what not." :)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on July 07, 2007, 12:20:21 AM
Well... shit. Just look at Black Horse and Cherry Tree.
It's all loops.
Still, if she fucks up the timing at any point - the song is wrecked.

That's still art in my book.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on July 07, 2007, 12:23:43 AM
To wit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIO2qpSsUTA&mode=related&search=

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on July 07, 2007, 08:57:47 AM
That was unbelievably awesome. I got that album on iTunes a couple weeks ago. I had no idea whatsoever that she would be performing that song solo.

My HS orchestra director was the first person I saw to use those repeater dealies. He was a rep for an electric violin company and used to give performances where he sounded like an entire freaking band. Very cool. I'm jealous because I can't even play guitar and sing at the same time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 07, 2007, 08:46:34 PM
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Lard is a hardcore punk/Industrial band founded in 1988 as a side project by Jello Biafra (vocals), Al Jourgensen (guitar), Paul Barker (bass), and Jeff Ward (drums). Biafra is perhaps best known as the former frontman of the punk rock band Dead Kennedys. Jourgensen and Barker are members of the industrial metal band Ministry, of which Ward was also once a touring member.

Why wasn't I informed of this?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 07, 2007, 09:54:40 PM
BNL doing "One Week", bluegrassy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=8BiJF_oQhb8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on July 07, 2007, 09:57:34 PM
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Lard is a hardcore punk/Industrial band founded in 1988 as a side project by Jello Biafra (vocals), Al Jourgensen (guitar), Paul Barker (bass), and Jeff Ward (drums). Biafra is perhaps best known as the former frontman of the punk rock band Dead Kennedys. Jourgensen and Barker are members of the industrial metal band Ministry, of which Ward was also once a touring member.

Why wasn't I informed of this?

Oh dude.... even I knew that.

Lard fucking rules.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hackess on July 08, 2007, 01:08:10 AM
After watching Little Miss Sunshine, I'm playing my entire DeVotchka collection.  :thumbsup:

See them live if you get a chance.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 09, 2007, 02:50:14 PM
On bass ... (http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=VJchUEz9IgE) ... everybody. :rollin:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 10, 2007, 02:03:37 PM
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Lard is a hardcore punk/Industrial band founded in 1988 as a side project by Jello Biafra (vocals), Al Jourgensen (guitar), Paul Barker (bass), and Jeff Ward (drums). Biafra is perhaps best known as the former frontman of the punk rock band Dead Kennedys. Jourgensen and Barker are members of the industrial metal band Ministry, of which Ward was also once a touring member.

Why wasn't I informed of this?

You just finally discovered Lard.  Pure Chewing Satisfaction is probably their best album, but Power of Lard EP and the 70s Rock Must Die EP are pretty dang good too.  Well since you didn't know that did you know that Pailhead is an Ian MacKaye, Jourgensen, Barker, and Ward collaboration?  Pretty decent album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 10, 2007, 05:23:33 PM
It's probably one of those things I heard about, and then thought to myself "I should check that out", and then forgot about it. I was digging through somebody's open directory the other night and saw a folder called "Lard" down at the bottom of the list. I listened to one of the songs for a few seconds and thought to myself "that dude sounds just like Jello, and that band rocks". Then I clicked on "Can God Fill Teeth", and there was no doubt it was Jello. I don't think anyone has a more cynical, sarcastic voice than Jello. So I Googled Lard and then found out the Ministry connection. I would have figured it out eventually - I was just listening to Filth Pig the other day.

I've downloaded all kinds of stuff. I burned 14 CDs Sunday, so I won't be listening to the same song twice in my car for a while.

And yes, I missed the Pailhead wagon too :( but I'll keep an eye out for it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DM on July 11, 2007, 11:38:50 AM
I love I Wanna be a Drug-Sniffing Dog by Lard.

Currently listening to Chuck Berry - My Ding-a-Ling.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on July 11, 2007, 11:47:12 AM
Time on Earth, the new Crowded House album that came out yesterday.

Are you surprised?  :P


Prior to that, however, I've been grooving on Dusty in Memphis. Damn sexy.  :knotty:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 11, 2007, 12:04:49 PM
My iPod may be dead.  I will try to restore again tonight if I get home at a decent hour, but now I'm listening to NPR.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 11, 2007, 10:19:46 PM
I've had Squeeze songs stuck in my head the past couple days so I keep singing "Black Coffee In Bed" and "Tempted (By The Fruit Of Another)" to the baby. Her father thinks I'm weird, but he's the one humming Pink Floyd to her, so I don't see where he gets off, y'know?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 12, 2007, 12:42:00 AM
Love "Black Coffee in Bed." And one time on a hike I could not get "Tempted" out of my head. WTF.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 12, 2007, 02:29:00 PM
drinkin' black coffee
drinkin' black coffee
...:jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 12, 2007, 05:25:17 PM
 :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 13, 2007, 10:51:15 AM
POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME!!

Oh . Wait... :doh:

Besides, I thought you hated coffee, :flipper

Or is it JUST IN YOUR MIND...MIND....MIND...?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 13, 2007, 01:00:22 PM
Hate the taste of coffee, but the sound of it is pretty dang good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on July 13, 2007, 01:10:07 PM
Here's some value-added java for you,  :flipper: : The best part of waking up. (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-coffee13jul13,0,3547326.story?coll=la-home-center)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 13, 2007, 01:29:50 PM
We have some Kopi Luwak that my friend brought back from Indonesia.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on July 13, 2007, 01:36:22 PM
:drool:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 13, 2007, 03:44:13 PM
It had better be good, because that's gross.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 13, 2007, 06:10:46 PM
Picking coffee beans out of shit? My job is sounding better.

That maggot cheese sounds pretty yummy too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 19, 2007, 12:23:20 PM
I have to say that Amy Winehouse's voice:

a) Is annoying as hell
b) Is irresistable
c) Makes me want to do naughty, naughty, nigh-on-unprintable things to her* for days at a time.


*: her, two years ago. Her today really needs to lay off the crack.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 19, 2007, 12:39:47 PM
I don't know who that is.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 19, 2007, 12:41:52 PM
Uh... borrow a radio?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 19, 2007, 12:45:27 PM
I listen to the radio.  I get three stations that are worth tuning into, occasionally, for a bit, as far as I can tell, but two of them are 'classic rock' and the other one is randomish.

I am not with the trends, though.  The other day, I didn't entirely understand a rerun of Scrubs, but my sister-in-law also watched it and mentioned to my brother that some guy from American Idol was the guest star.  Oh.  It was still a funny episode; I'm not sure that makes it funnier.

I think I'm ready to be a grandfather.  All I need are kids and grandkids.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 19, 2007, 04:40:07 PM
I've only heard Amy on the radio once. It was on the Urban Flava show on the college radio station. I thought to myself, "ah, First Post's girl". I don't listen to the radio much myself, and the two channels I listen to obviously don't play her much. I watched a few of the videos FP shared (it was an MTV thing), and she's obviously talented, but there's something about her that puts me off. It's like she's not really into it. Maybe I should check out some of her earlier stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 19, 2007, 04:45:10 PM
I'm listening to ... the last known true castrato singing "Ave Maria."

Eerie.

http://listverse.com/bizarre/top-10-incredible-recordings/

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 19, 2007, 04:58:10 PM
That's fucked up. I wish I hadn't listened to that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 19, 2007, 09:31:31 PM
LOLMORRISSEY (http://lolmoz.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 26, 2007, 01:09:50 PM
The Police - Driven To Tears

from this post:
http://www.metafilter.com/63263/Post-Punk-vs-New-Wave-The-USA-vs-The-UK-Commercial-vs-Independant
on URGH! A Music War
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on July 26, 2007, 01:31:35 PM
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LOLMORRISSEY

:rollin:

My god, it's been 20 years since Strangeways Here We Come. I feel so old.

It's a bit disconcerting how Moz has transformed from lonely waifish gay boy to "I'm channeling gay bloated Elvis."

And yet, I can't look away.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 26, 2007, 02:22:31 PM
I'm listening to an A to Z of everything I have on my MP3 player in alphabetical order sorted by song title.

Right now I'm still on the letter "I", so it's "I Just Want To Make Love To You" (Foghat's cover of it).

Song #1083 of 2648.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 26, 2007, 03:04:58 PM
Hey, that's my invention!

*charges royalties*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 26, 2007, 04:23:00 PM
I'm listening to my Ralph Spight playlist.  Right now it's song 53 of 151

song:  Griselda, The Cable Lady
artist:  Victim's Family
album:  Headache Remedy
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 26, 2007, 05:07:32 PM
Hey, that's my invention!

*charges royalties*

Huh?

I do this every year.  It reminds me of some of the stuff I have in my collection that I forgot about.



EDIT:  Right now it's Sarah McLachlan's "Ice" (song 1121 of 2648)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 26, 2007, 05:21:43 PM
I think he means he invented the foghat.

It sits on your head with little hat feet, you know.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on July 26, 2007, 05:22:50 PM

Song #1083 of 2648.

EDIT:  Right now it's Sarah McLachlan's "Ice" (song 1121 of 2648)

That's 38 songs in 165 minutes, or 4.342105 minutes per song. You'll get to "Zooropa" some time around 2 pm on July 31, 2007.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 26, 2007, 05:24:55 PM
I know.  I typically only listen to this at work, so last year it took me almost three weeks to get through everything.

Right now: Suicidal Tendencies' "If I Don't Wake Up" (#1125 of 2648).

I actually have more music than the 2,648 songs on my MP3 player, but I've pared it down a bit to conserve drive space.  It's still only a 20 Gb drive.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 26, 2007, 06:07:25 PM
93 of 151
song:  Rat Brains On Crack
artist:  The Hellworms
album:  Crowd Repellant
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 26, 2007, 06:33:02 PM
*guffaws at axe*

Carl Sandburg was a Fool for the City, you know...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: phyre on July 26, 2007, 06:57:31 PM
I'm listening to all the tracks on my MP3 player too, Demo- only, shuffle/repeated, instead of alphabetically. Try listening to Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" followed by Tenacious D's "Double Team". Now try having no idea what's coming next all day long- that's an adventure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 26, 2007, 08:48:34 PM
And their lungs all filled up with my rocket sauce . . . .

No, I think I'll keep them separated.

I think Jim Croce's Big Bad Leroy Brown makes a good transition.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 27, 2007, 12:54:38 PM
I just went from "Jeff's Blues" (from Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton's "Blue Eyed Blues" album) to "Jelly" by Jimi Hendrix.

That's not a bad transition by any means... but I can see that the next song up is 3 Minute Hero's "Jelly Donut", which is quite a contrast.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 27, 2007, 03:15:52 PM
Heh.  Right now it's Frank Zappa, one of my favorites.  "Jewish Princess" from the Sheik Yerbouti album.


A masterpiece.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 27, 2007, 04:41:08 PM
song:  Drive By Shooting
artist:  Henrietta Collins And The Wife-Beating Child-Haters
album:  Drive By Shooting
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 27, 2007, 05:18:24 PM
song: Mama Made Me A Pimp
artist: Kennedy
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 27, 2007, 05:34:12 PM
song:  Hobbit Love
artist:  The Gazillions
album:  The Gazillions Have Landed
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 30, 2007, 10:20:13 AM
song: Kristen and Jim
artist: Eric Clapton
album: Rush: the motion picture soundtrack
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 30, 2007, 12:49:06 PM
song:  Silver Rocket (Live)
artist:  Sonic Youth
album:  Daydream Nation Deluxe Edition-Disc 2
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 30, 2007, 03:19:09 PM
song: Little Crazy
artist: Fight
album: War of Words

This is song #1325 of 2648.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 30, 2007, 03:20:20 PM
song:  I Wanna Be Your Dog
artist:  The Stooges
album:  The Stooges
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 30, 2007, 04:08:36 PM
Don't know why but this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laZw3Y3JCJ8) brought me to tears today.

(via Fark)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 30, 2007, 04:48:31 PM
Song # 1337 was Dio's "Lock Up The Wolves".  :)


Don't know why but this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laZw3Y3JCJ8) brought me to tears today.

(via Fark)

Dude, WTF.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on July 30, 2007, 05:06:12 PM

Dude, WTF.

I was wondering, too. Music often has unexpected effects.

The original video of this song was the first-ever video aired on MTV, wasn't it?

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 30, 2007, 05:10:56 PM
Yeah, it was.
Subliminal icebergs calving off the glacier of memory, maybe.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 30, 2007, 07:00:46 PM
It wasn't "Chocolate Rain"? I suppose people are already mostly burned out on the Robeson-esque bass tones of Tay Zonday.

For another great summer jam, how about UGK & Outkast's "International Player's Anthem" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=VB3I1mDc2fw)? It brings back a great old Willie Hutch song from "The Mack"...the Georgia guys deftly batting leadoff and cleanup, and the Texas contingent holding it down admirably in the middle. We're talking about doing a remix with some of the locals. As summer hits go, it certainly bests the umba-rella-eh-eh-eh and all that.

(I love that whole Sheik Yerbouti lp too)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on July 30, 2007, 11:43:48 PM
First Post, I've been meaning to ask you about the Austin music scene. Some friends of ours in the Seattle music scene moved down there about four years ago.

They were two brothers, Kyle and TJ Martin, and had a pretty decent alt-country band called Shinola. They moved to Austin looking for greener music pastures, and then promptly dropped off the face of the earth.

First, email addys and phone numbers dried up. We've tried Google searches and no luck. No one else has heard from them, either. Have you ever heard of them?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on July 31, 2007, 09:14:23 AM
Quote
and had a pretty decent alt-country band called Shinola.

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 31, 2007, 11:32:04 AM
song: March of the Lor
artist: The Sword (http://www.amazon.com/Age-Winters-Sword/dp/B000E1NWUU/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-6260062-1419802?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1185899435&sr=8-1)
album: Age of Winters

Song #1411 of 2648

(http://www.guildhaven.org/images/smilies/guitar.gif)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 31, 2007, 11:40:34 AM
They moved to Austin looking for greener music pastures, and then promptly dropped off the face of the earth.


I wouldn't be surprised. There must be 3 million bands in Austin...counting the side projects...
Still, there is the following Myspace site:

Shinola (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=3628122)

It's gotta be them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 31, 2007, 12:07:10 PM
song:  Drug Raid At 4 AM
artist:  Lard
album:  Thje Last Temptation Of Reid
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on July 31, 2007, 12:19:58 PM
I caught The National on Letterman last week and their song, Fake Empire has been an earworm ever since.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDjUkmUqkgY&mode=user&search=

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on July 31, 2007, 02:13:15 PM
I wouldn't be surprised. There must be 3 million bands in Austin...counting the side projects...
Still, there is the following Myspace site:

Shinola (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=3628122)

It's gotta be them.


:redface:

Yup, it is. I just emailed the link to Steve, who apparently didn't look hard enough.  :whatever:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on July 31, 2007, 03:21:12 PM
song: Milk (Ode To Billy)
artist: Anthrax
album: Attack of the Killer B's

(song #1445 of 2648)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 31, 2007, 03:53:08 PM
song:  Fell In Love With A Girl
artist:  Richard Cheese
album:  Tuxicity
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 31, 2007, 03:54:55 PM
I wouldn't be surprised. There must be 3 million bands in Austin...counting the side projects...
Still, there is the following Myspace site:

Shinola (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=3628122)

It's gotta be them.


:redface:

Yup, it is. I just emailed the link to Steve, who apparently didn't look hard enough.  :whatever:

Tell him it was the FIRST Google entry...:-p
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 31, 2007, 04:43:15 PM
In honor of Chief Justice Roberts' latest escapade, I am listening to the soundtrack of The Killer Japanese Seizure Robots (http://www.unitednothing.net/otherstuff/seizurebots/index.php)!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 02, 2007, 03:52:12 PM
song: Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
artist: Queen
album: A Kind Of Magic

(song #1653 of 2648)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on August 02, 2007, 06:55:41 PM
Alternating between the Murder City Devils and Federation of Horsepower.


I feeling a touch aggressive.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 02, 2007, 10:16:34 PM
Federation of Horsepower I dunnuh. More (horse) power to KC.

But Murder City D definitely goes down as one of the most ludicrous, soap opera-ridden bands Seattle ever produced.

Just can't get past that hipper than thou appearance of the frontman, Spencer Moody.

Not that they didn't rock. That was their thing...

Oh well. Guess ya had to be there...;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 03, 2007, 09:33:04 AM
song: Poet's Tell
artist: Flotsam & Jetsam
album: Drift

(song #1696 of 2648)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 03, 2007, 11:01:58 AM

1) "Astronomy" -- BÖC

2) "Astronomy Domine" -- Pink Floyd

3) Anything by Queen (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6929290.stm)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 03, 2007, 12:44:50 PM
podcast:  Episode 17 Empty Room
title:  The Bay Bridged--San Francisco Indie Music
date:  6/13/06
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on August 03, 2007, 12:55:05 PM

1) "Astronomy" -- BÖC

2) "Astronomy Domine" -- Pink Floyd

3) Anything by Queen (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6929290.stm)

(http://www.userfriendly.org/cartoons/archives/07aug/uf010603.gif)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on August 03, 2007, 12:58:23 PM
*Sniff*

Wife and identical-hair-twin Anita Dobson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Dobson) must be so proud!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 03, 2007, 03:45:38 PM
Wow...

I was going to quip how cool it was that Brian May wrote soundtrack music like Mad Max, but...

Alas, a long-time-coming IMDB'ing showed it was a different Brian May all this time, an Aussie from Adelaide who died ten years ago.

Oh well.

But, has anyone here heard the "new" Queen with PAUL RODGERS (Bad Company) doing the vocals?

I have not, but it sounds like a marriage made in Hell. I can't even imagine it, he's so not Freddie Mercury.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 03, 2007, 05:00:30 PM
I have now. (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=PAUL+RODGERS+&search=Search)

    * "Stunningly bad!"
    * "Monumentally ill-advised!"
    * "Perfectly awful!"
    * "Couldn't be worse!"
    * "Exquisitely awful!"
    * "Astonishingly ill-chosen!"
    * "Really bit the big one!"
    * "Unrelentingly bad!"
    * "There... That wasn't so good now, was it?"


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 03, 2007, 06:52:23 PM
hahaha that's what I thought...: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That was a stupid idea, Porgie...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: 12ax7 on August 03, 2007, 11:31:58 PM
Tool

(http://www.musichouse.biz/desktop/images/Lyricimages/Harrymanback.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on August 04, 2007, 10:12:32 AM
Federation of Horsepower I dunnuh. More (horse) power to KC.

But Murder City D definitely goes down as one of the most ludicrous, soap opera-ridden bands Seattle ever produced.

Just can't get past that hipper than thou appearance of the frontman, Spencer Moody.

Not that they didn't rock. That was their thing...

Oh well. Guess ya had to be there...;)


I've never put eyes on 'em. Just dig the tunage.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 04, 2007, 05:37:01 PM
song: Hear The Voices
artist: Dangermonk


I really dig this song.   "Groove Day" is sweet too.  8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 06, 2007, 11:35:29 AM
song:  If We Can Land A Man On The Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart
artist:  Beulah
album:  CMJ Sampler 69-5/99
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 07, 2007, 04:53:12 PM
I like most music.

But I was unprepared for the quintessence of Suck that is Lily Allen.

WTF?

Apparently her permit to work in the United States has been revoked (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6934653.stm). This is the first arbitrary, malicious abuse of bureaucratic power I've seen in a long time that I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 07, 2007, 05:16:25 PM
Hey, I like some of her stuff.

Then again, I also don't listen to any radio at all, so I don't know what by her might be getting run into the ground lately, either.


Right now it's

song: Sleaze Factor
artist: Steve Morse Band
album: Southern Steel

(song #1983 of 2648)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 07, 2007, 05:21:13 PM
I have no idear what you're on about.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 07, 2007, 06:04:38 PM
I've been offered tickets to the Family Values (http://www.familyvalueslive.com/) thing this weekend. I'm having a hard time getting excited about it. It'll probably be about 100 degrees out there (amphitheater), and Korn is the only thing that looks remotely interesting. Am I passing on a good thing?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 07, 2007, 06:31:51 PM
:hmm:

I'd go on the microscopic chance Amy Lee might get naked on account of all the heat.

Or maybe not.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 08, 2007, 01:07:16 PM
Never heard of Lily whatsherface, and I still don't understand how Korn came back from the dead without having really been alive in the first place.  They're still touring?  They're like the Motley Crue of whatever kind of metal they consider themselves.  I'm  not all excited about it, or anything; it's just weird, is all.

The When Will Kelly Clarkson Do Porn discussion from t'other day had me wondering what she looks like, and then I saw her on some utterly retarded ad (Vitamin Water?  Could they have TWO ad campaigns that are that awful?), and, I dunno, OK.  It was hard to see what she looked like.  The ad was that distractingly bad, although the very last moment of it (where they cut to the bizarro German studio keyboardist) was better.

I was listening to some tracks off of the first (?) Evanescence album in the car this morning.  I like them.  I mostly hear bad press about the band, or the lead singer, or whatever, but everything I know about the band could fit into a much shorter post than this one.  I just like me some catchy songs, and the drama is whatever.

I saw in the paper that Silverchair had released another album.  I didn't know they'd made it to album #2.  I thought they were chiefly notable for being the Youngest Australian Metal Band Ever and having hilariously bad lyrics.  I didn't figure they'd still be together, you know, three months later, much less, what, twelve years (?) later.  I always figured some Narnian would smite them with a sword sooner or later.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 08, 2007, 01:09:16 PM
song:  Moon Over Marin
artist:  Dead Kennedys
album:  Plastic Surgery Disasters
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 08, 2007, 04:55:21 PM
That song always goes through my head whenever I see the words "Marin" like on a license plate or whatever.

They don't still have oil spills there, do they?

I squish dead fish between my toes
Try not to step on any bones
I turn around and I go home


Love the guitar on that one, too...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 08, 2007, 05:01:27 PM
song: Streets of Laredo
artist: Johnny Cash
album: The Man Comes Around

(song #2088 of 2648)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 08, 2007, 06:53:30 PM
That song always goes through my head whenever I see the words "Marin" like on a license plate or whatever.

They don't still have oil spills there, do they?

I squish dead fish between my toes
Try not to step on any bones
I turn around and I go home


Love the guitar on that one, too...

Yeah the beaches there have been clean for decades.

Now it's:

song:  Blood On The Coal
artist:  The Folksmen
album:  A Mighty Wind
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: GB on August 08, 2007, 07:53:16 PM
I've been stuck on the Gypsy Kings for 10 days.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on August 09, 2007, 06:20:12 AM
I've been stuck on the Gypsy Kings for 10 days.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Try butter.

Or running yourself under warm water.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 09, 2007, 11:24:41 AM
There's a talk show I listen to occasionally "The Lionel Show" that uses The Gypsy Kings "Nina Morena" for the theme.

He picked it because it sounds like they're singing "LI0NEL, LIONEL-LIONEL-LI-ONEL" at the beginning.

Gypsy king dude's got a great voice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: GB on August 09, 2007, 11:30:06 AM
I've been stuck on the Gypsy Kings for 10 days.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Try butter.

Or running yourself under warm water.

 :lol:

I'd really just like them to occupy the office across the hall so that I can make requests and hear them all day.  The summer associates that are in the office won't mind.  I'll just tell them its a private concert.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 10, 2007, 03:33:09 PM
Dang it TOA if you miss Crowded House at the Bumbershoot this year, I'm going to give you SUCH a pinch!!!

And, bone, if any of this makes you do an impromptu Seattle visit, I succeed! First brew's on me...:)

www.bumbershoot.org (http://www.bumbershoot.org)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 10, 2007, 04:52:10 PM
song: The Pot
artist: Tool
album: 10,000 Days

(song #2269 of 2648)

(http://www.guildhaven.org/images/smilies/guitar.gif)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 10, 2007, 04:56:25 PM
song:  Argument Then War
artist:  DRI
album:  DRI Live

:jam: :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 10, 2007, 05:29:49 PM
song: The Real Thing
artist: Lords of Acid
album: Voodoo-U

(song #2277 of 2648)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 10, 2007, 05:38:53 PM
song:  70s Rock Must Die
artist:  Lard
album:  70s Rock Must Die
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on August 10, 2007, 07:52:43 PM
.977 THE '80s CHANNEL
*only because Jack FM online is not currently working on my lappy, wtf? =(

Their lineup is rather suck though - they repeat quickly, and too much crap '80s for my taste. There's so much good '80s, even cheeze '80s, so why play crap that's like, dentist's office?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 10, 2007, 07:53:33 PM
song:  Hardworkin' Man
artist:  The Cramps
album:  Look Mom No Head!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 15, 2007, 05:36:30 PM
song: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
artist: Black Label Society
album: Hangover Music Vol. VI

Song #2618 out of 2648.  Almost there!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 15, 2007, 06:33:07 PM
song:  Jimmy
artist:  Tool
album:  Aenima
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 16, 2007, 10:24:21 AM
Ladytron.  Great background music at work -- semi-Hungarian retrohypnosynth with a slight mordant edge.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on August 16, 2007, 06:22:48 PM
That sounds like it'd be right up my alley, axe.  So I'm checking 'em out on youtube.

They've got a collection.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ladytron&search=Search
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 16, 2007, 06:44:26 PM
I've heard 'em. Good stuff.

They got their name from a Roxy Music song.  :geek:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 16, 2007, 06:55:06 PM
 :thumbsup:

Thanks for mentioning this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on August 18, 2007, 03:40:01 PM
Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings (http://www.roy-rogers.com/splash.php) on PBS (no, not that Roy Rogers).

Most impressive slide guitar player since Duane Allman IMNSHO.

:jam:

Damn that boy can play. :worship:

God bless PBS.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on August 18, 2007, 04:21:07 PM
Dig it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on August 18, 2007, 04:46:39 PM
Muse.

Any and all -- especially "Black Holes and Revelations."

They continue to surprise. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndtR3Xer2OE)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 19, 2007, 08:32:14 AM
Muse.

Any and all -- especially "Black Holes and Revelations."

They continue to surprised. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndtR3Xer2OE)

Very interesting. Yes, another great band I've never heard of that's obviously been around a while. I'm going to have to do some more research on these guys.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 19, 2007, 09:10:54 AM
Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings (http://www.roy-rogers.com/splash.php) on PBS (no, not that Roy Rogers).

Most impressive slide guitar player since Duane Allman IMNSHO.

:jam:

Damn that boy can play. :worship:

God bless PBS.

I'd like to see that. What show was it?

I've been looking at some of his stuff, and yeah, very impressive:

On Robert Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsr6rn4TFbY)

I'd love to see him in a small blues bar.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on August 19, 2007, 09:28:06 AM
I think it was called Center Stage.

*searches*

And I think this (http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3509353/Sierra_Center_Stage_2006-08-03_Roy_Rogers_and_the_Delta_Rhythm_K) is the torrent for it on Pirate Bay.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on August 19, 2007, 10:01:36 AM
Very interesting. Yes, another great band I've never heard of that's obviously been around a while. I'm going to have to do some more research on these guys.

They're what Radiohead (who I also love) would be if after OK Computer they decided that instead of introspection and technology, they'd just rock instead.

Muse's pinnacle of awesomeness is this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV1bRfLHA3A). It has everything you'd ever want in a video -- lasers, kung-fu, robots, cowboys, a hot chick on a unicorn, excellent special effects, Russian nesting dolls, sex, poo-flinging peasants of indeterminate origin, vague political undertones, gymnastics, skeletons, leather-clad bad guy -- all in one convenient location.

It's quite simply the best music video ever made.

edit: link f1x0r3d
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 19, 2007, 04:34:42 PM
That torrent is ridiculously slow - 5b megs after 3 hours. I finally gave up on it. Thanks for trying though. Atlanta is pretty big on the blues. I'm sure he'll pass through here eventually.

And dogbone, your link is fuxored, but I think you've posted that here before and I checked it out then. I just don't remember it being as rockin' as some of that other video was.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 20, 2007, 09:26:50 AM
Those are the ones I usually refer to as "bittrickle".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 20, 2007, 11:23:40 AM
That was supposed to say 58 megs. How the hell did I make that typo? The b is no where near the 8  :nuts:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on August 20, 2007, 11:31:17 AM
That's why I've shied away from PB lately. Unless they're new, they're really slow.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on August 20, 2007, 02:39:49 PM
It seems I am going to see MC Frontalot and Optimus Rhyme this Thursday.  I hope I enjoy myself.  I'm going to be there with a bunch of people I've never met, and I've never listened to either artist.  Oh well, it's only $8 plus a babysitter.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 23, 2007, 07:59:36 PM
That's why I've shied away from PB lately. Unless they're new, they're really slow.

Dude, that hurts :cry:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on August 24, 2007, 12:56:24 PM
Dang it TOA if you miss Crowded House at the Bumbershoot this year, I'm going to give you SUCH a pinch!!!

And, bone, if any of this makes you do an impromptu Seattle visit, I succeed! First brew's on me...:)

www.bumbershoot.org (http://www.bumbershoot.org)

I have a press pass for Bumbershoot.  8)

The next night my long-time CH cohorts and I are taking a road trip to see them in Portland.

Is that good enough far ya? ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on August 24, 2007, 03:51:13 PM
That's why I've shied away from PB lately. Unless they're new, they're really slow.

Dude, that hurts :cry:

I'm sorry.








I'm not sorry!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 24, 2007, 04:12:12 PM
:fyp:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 27, 2007, 03:58:54 PM
Uh. guys? Is it just me or are Rilo Kiley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uyToObz3r0&feature=dir) going to be completely PWNED by the ghost of George Harrison for that guitar lick?

Or, since that's the song that George got pwned for plagiarizing, ... not?

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 27, 2007, 04:57:31 PM

I have a press pass for Bumbershoot.  8)

Awww...:thud:

The next night my long-time CH cohorts and I are taking a road trip to see them in Portland.

Is that good enough far ya? ;)
[/quote]

Yesh. The Shins come on right after Crowded Housh.

This is who I'm really looking forward to seeing:

(http://www.mumbojumboblog.com/img/roky/roky%201.jpg)

Yes, Roky Erickson. He's on MulletwatchTM, you know...

Doesn't look too bad for someone who spent the past two decades in the abyss of mental illness (and living with his crazy mom).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 27, 2007, 05:00:26 PM
That's pretty blatant.  :thumbsdn:

And I've never agreed that My Sweet Lord sounds like He's So Fine. Oh Happy Day, maybe.

I didn't know this (from Wikip):

Quote
The Chiffons would later record "My Sweet Lord" to capitalize on the publicity generated by the lawsuit.

Shortly thereafter, Harrison (who would eventually buy the rights to "He's So Fine") wrote and recorded a song about the court case named "This Song", which includes "This song, there's nothing 'Bright' about it."

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 28, 2007, 11:55:56 AM
I swear I must have the most esoteric taste in music...

It doesn't help that a good buddy of mine encourages said tangents...

There's a label here in Seattle called Light in the Attic/ (http://www.lightintheattic.net) and they are off the chain.

It's amazing how much music has fallen through the cracks over the years. A friend of ours works for them and keeps bringing over all this really weird stuff.

For example, I never knew there was a psychedelic/garage scene of any kind in Peru. In the 1960s.

And then they'll re-release slightly more familiar stuff (to fanatics, anyway) like the original Gun Club "Fire of Love" or Ray Baretto's "Acid" (he had a hit with "the Watusi)...

I've lost track of all the obscure funky soul and reggae and party garage music from Spain. The vinyl's really really THICK and the packaging kicks ass.

Otherwise, I got turned on to a very killer compilation of Russian music I know you would enjoy, Ivan.

Not too sure, but I think it's called Russendisko: Hits (http://www.the-nr.irk.ru/reviews/russendisko.htm). Very very cool. It would be nice to know what they're singing...lots of horns and mixtures of punk, ska and kletzmer...

The Red Elvises hail from your neck of the woods, Solo...

And Leonid Soybelman kicks ass.

Not to mention that Sveta Kolibaba is a li'l hawtie...:thud:
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6360/kolibanu0.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 28, 2007, 04:33:36 PM
song:  Ann
artist:  The Stooges
album:  The Stooges
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 28, 2007, 04:49:19 PM
song: Back To The House That Love Built
artist: Tito Tarantula
album: Desperado: The Motion Picutre Soundtrack


Good stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 28, 2007, 05:05:18 PM
song:  Movement 4
composer:  Beethoven
piece:  9th Symphony
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 28, 2007, 05:07:55 PM
song: Hotel Illness
artist: The Black Crowes
album: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 28, 2007, 05:09:57 PM
Still have 10 minutes left of the movement.  It's a long one.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 28, 2007, 05:25:37 PM
Well tell Beethoven to get the hell outta the bathroom.

I gotta go.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 28, 2007, 05:35:19 PM
Speaking of which, I think it's time for my afternoon movement, but right now it's:

song:  Broken Discretion
artist:  Two Seconds
album:  Until We're Legal
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 28, 2007, 05:37:36 PM
song: Mama Made Me A Pimp (http://www.kisforkennedy.com/music/MamaMadeMeAPimp.mp3)
artist: Kennedy


 :afro
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 29, 2007, 05:46:16 PM
artist: Count Basie
album: Ken Burns Jazz series

(rough day)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 29, 2007, 05:51:31 PM
Boy howdy.



song: Thomas
artist: A Perfect Circle
album: Mer de Noms
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on August 30, 2007, 10:12:35 AM
art of the fugue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Fugue)

js bach
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 30, 2007, 11:33:13 AM
song: Get Some
artist: Chevelle
album: This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)

 :jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 30, 2007, 12:55:19 PM
song:  Be In My Video
artist:  Frank Zappa
album:  Strictly Confidential
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on August 31, 2007, 05:20:21 PM
The Good, The Bad & the Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKvCEUJfQA4)

Damon Albarn from Blur and Gorillaz, Paul Simonon from The Clash, Simon Tong from The verve, and septuagenarian afro-beat drummer Tony Allen. The video is what happens when you play the song for an unsuspecting group of Sufi Muslims.

Awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 31, 2007, 05:32:58 PM
song: Takillya (Estyabon)
artist: Black Label Society
album: Hangover Music Volume VI
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DM on August 31, 2007, 07:04:31 PM
Neil Young - Harvest

I am slowly accepting that this my be my favorite album of all time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 31, 2007, 08:26:37 PM
The Good, The Bad & the Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKvCEUJfQA4)

Damon Albarn from Blur and Gorillaz, Paul Simonon from The Clash, Simon Tong from The verve, and septuagenarian afro-beat drummer Tony Allen. The video is what happens when you play the song for an unsuspecting group of Sufi Muslims.

Awesome.

I'm a big Blur fan. I hadn't heard of these two projects, so I'm glad you posted this. Great music, great video  :thumbsup:

I've got a Neil Young Pandora station that I listen to at work that chills me out pretty well. Love Neil.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 02, 2007, 11:24:10 AM
Band: The Mahones
Album: Paint the Town Red

More to the folk side of the Celtpunk phenomenon -- like the Elders on a binge.

Drunken Lazy Bastards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qurGC_kGpNI) (some shithead's slideshow set to the song)

A Little Bit of Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lsqOP2PdaQ), a nice piece featuring Damhnait Doyle (http://www.dav-net.com/) who is one of the lovelier creatures on the planet, to say the least. Galway girls, man. They get me every time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 02, 2007, 01:46:07 PM
Noice indeed.

Hey toa I KNOW you made Bumbershoot.

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1333/450bumbershootar40590crkk0.jpg)

They even got Eddie Vedder in on a few.

The Shins were awesome, too.

I ended up pleading on this lovely young lady's behalf for busy staff to get her a beer later at  McMenamins . Not what you think. Alas. No, she wasn't dressed like that by then...

(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8540/450bumbershootar40976viue4.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 03, 2007, 08:26:16 AM
Um....what's happening on lower half there?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on September 03, 2007, 10:03:26 AM
Um....what's happening on lower half there?

I have no idea. When I saw it, I started screaming and clawing at my eyes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 03, 2007, 11:39:35 AM
The top half is all Julie Brown; bottom half is all James Brown.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 03, 2007, 11:40:44 AM
Band of the moment: Big Audio Dynamite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrJxbe3tKf4)
Album: Megatop Phoenix (although that video is from another album...nitpickers)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 04, 2007, 10:29:21 AM
Yeah, not the most flattering pic. She looked way better in person. Must be the beer belly...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 04, 2007, 05:10:25 PM
Song: One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces
Artist: Ben Folds

kiss my ass... goodbye...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmhOQtSsU_A
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on September 15, 2007, 06:13:00 PM
song: Starsign
artist: Apoptygma Berserk
album: Welcome to Earth
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 15, 2007, 08:07:01 PM
If I hear Jason Mraz's inane nonsensical lyrics about how he's all about wordplay ONE MORE TIME, I will hunt him down and make him eat his own colon.

Also, what's-her-face's song about how big girls don't cry . . . I will make her cry.

Today I listened to a Primitive Radio Gods CD like three times, just because the album doesn't get played on the damned radio.  (I skipped their one hit, just on principle.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 15, 2007, 09:11:45 PM
Band: Mew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WwkN_EUhJc)
Album:  And the Glass-Handed Kites
Gorgeous, intricate, delicate in parts, robust in others, a wash of sound.

More. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwOMekUff8c)

This band has a lot of open field in front of it as long as they're smart enough to work with the right producer -- someone who will give them some space to explore, but who also sets a very firm limit to keep them from going overboard until they figure out the relative balances in their sound.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on September 16, 2007, 12:25:50 AM
song: Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
artist: Chevelle
album: This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 16, 2007, 09:43:23 AM
whidB you'd better check this out after all the copying and pasting I did.

I didn't know this existed. It's a little more than half of Ogden's Nut Gone Flake by the Small Faces. It's crazy stuff - not many of you would probably be interested.

Quote
..it was performed as a whole once on the BBC's television programme Colour Me Pop... ...Although the band mimed to recordings made earlier in the studio that afternoon their microphones were left on to capture little ad libs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPKim0zSVPU song of a baker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY79jWLlgLE happiness stan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6ldLiqp4lc rollin over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbw5eVotLs The Hungry Intruder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tveS1eS68OE the journey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8w55L1Hsg mad john

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAgCDanxAYE Happydaystoytown


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogden%27s_Nut_Gone_Flake

http://www.stanleyunwin.com/audio.htm

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 16, 2007, 04:51:12 PM
Great stuff. Amazing how they WERE the '70s...

In 1968.

I wish somebody would have bitchslapped the person who came up with the idear of miming, though.

At least for bands that can really sing and play.

Pretty cool that they got Spike Milligan to do the cool narration...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 16, 2007, 05:52:02 PM
It's not Spike Milligan, it's Stanley Unwin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Unwin_%28comedian%29). I never knew that either. I always just assumed it was one of the band members.

Yeah, sucks that it's faked, but at least every now and then Steve Marriott's voice rises above the recording, and it was recorded the same day, so they were still in form. But the ending must have been pretty damn embarrassing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 18, 2007, 07:34:06 PM
The Good, The Bad & the Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKvCEUJfQA4)

Damon Albarn from Blur and Gorillaz, Paul Simonon from The Clash, Simon Tong from The verve, and septuagenarian afro-beat drummer Tony Allen. The video is what happens when you play the song for an unsuspecting group of Sufi Muslims.

Awesome.

déjà vu.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pp7jnwtA9Q) Butthole Surfers and teh snakehandlers.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on September 22, 2007, 09:15:38 PM
Amy Winehouse. This is funny; I'd heard about her in passing and I saw a clip on YouTube where she did "Beat It" live with Charlotte Church. I didn't like how she sounded at all, and any news story I read about her she seemed like a total freak so I figured the noise about her was due to her tabloidyness. But since I kept hearing about her I finally did look up some other songs of hers and WOW I'm really liking them. I can't reconcile the sound of the music with how she looks at ALL. Very weird. But the songs are great.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 22, 2007, 09:23:45 PM
That "Beat It" clip was hilarious. I think she was as drunk as ... Amy Winehouse.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on September 22, 2007, 09:54:40 PM
Nod, she seemed really off and I figured it was all just people rubbernecking a trainwreck way more than actual talent. Kinda, you know, Britney!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on September 23, 2007, 03:41:35 AM
lawl. What, you didn't believe me?  :P

And now: the new Kanye album. Wow, it's good. The samples are interesting (Steely Dan, Laura Nyro, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight", etc), and the lyrics are funny (among other subjects, he talks a lot about his clothes). "Everything I Am" (http://lyst.org/fcdallas/everything.mp3) is a relaxed introspective track with a leftover beat from Common's album and some deft scratching of an old Public Enemy record by the legendary DJ Premier; like Charlie Brown's tree, a little shine on it and there's a cool little tune for ya. ("played a big role in Chicago like Queen Latifah" ha ha) Or how about the head-nod swagger of something like "Barry Bonds" (http://www.prefixmag.com/mp3s/Kanye-West-Barry-Bonds.mp3), featuring a very strange guest rap from Lil' Wayne that tells me his transformation from Smeagol to Gollum might finally be complete...

Really, the whole thing rocks. "Big Brother" is the sweetest tribute I've ever heard to a rapper who wasn't dead (Jay Z). In the world of hip hop where people usually feel like they've gotta suffix such niceness with "NO HOMO", it's astonishing. It's also an example of a lot of the thick prog-rock style synth work that shows up throughout the album, along with the Jon Brion strings and Kanye's trademark sped-up old school soul samples. Can't Tell Me Nothing (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Iv-psyMPGqo) was getting played a lot over the summer. Anyway, it's a much stronger (http://youtube.com/watch?v=cZd1Js0QaOI) effort than 50's album (that was the real American election this year, for better or worse)

Also, just for multicultural fun, Kanye and the Teriyaki Boyz (http://youtube.com/watch?v=M9-049z1yK4)

(eta: although I do kinda like I Get Money (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fbM9EP2G0LM))

(trendspotting: there seems to be a fairly recent return to the days when it wasn't enough just to have a song--you had to have a dance to go along with it. The Twist, Major Lance and "The Monkey Time", that sort of thing. Nowadays, it's stuff like Soulja Boy (http://youtube.com/results?search_query=soulja+boy&search=Search) and the Cupid Shuffle (http://youtube.com/results?search_query=cupid+shuffle&search=Search))
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: suitep on September 23, 2007, 11:52:07 AM
I just can't get past the fact that I think Kanye is a great big pussy. (Actually he's tiny!)

But I love your music taste, Posty, so I s'pose I need to check it out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on September 24, 2007, 06:48:57 PM
Continuing my bad habit of popping in to post on completely unrelated topics whilst you all are having a great discussion, here is Steve's Crowded House (http://www.ink19.com/issues/september2007/eventReviews/crowdedHouse.html) article/review/photos at Ink19.

(http://graphics.ink19.com/magazine/eventReviews/crowdedhouse3.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on September 24, 2007, 06:56:46 PM
song: Settling Down
artist: Jerry Cantrell
album: Boggy Depot
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 24, 2007, 07:01:25 PM
That last paragraph just ripped an AWWWWWWW out of me. :cool:  :love:  :detta:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on September 24, 2007, 07:36:02 PM
song: Winter's Wolves
artist: The Sword
album: Age Of Winters


Can't you see what you have wrought here?
Bloody battles will be fought here

May the mountains rise against you
May the forests block your path
May your axes chip and shatter
And know it is my wrath
I would mount your heads on bloody spears
Outside your palace gates
And watch as crows peck out your eyes
And your cities are laid to waste

Can't you see what you have wrought here?
A curse on you and all your kin
Bloody battles will be fought here
Await your doom at empire's end
May the rivers rush to drown you
May the earth swallow your hosts
May the winter's wolves surround you
And rip the life from your throat


 :jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 25, 2007, 03:46:21 PM
I'm listening to Forum on NPR.  Why?  Because my iPod borked today.  I'll have to restore the system again.  :stbm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 25, 2007, 04:43:12 PM
They have teh Forum on NPR now?

:hmm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 25, 2007, 04:52:55 PM
Abby Road sounds pretty good with some bigass subwoofer sound. Whoda thunk?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 25, 2007, 05:08:08 PM
I have yet to hear good music that didn't sound better with properly augmented bass, but I'm pretty rheotaxic.  I hated graphic equalizers in the late 80s.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 25, 2007, 05:12:25 PM
I hated graphic equalizers in the late 80s.

Why?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on September 25, 2007, 05:19:51 PM
song: Black Moon Creeping
artist: The Black Crowes
album: The Southern Harmony and something something something
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 25, 2007, 05:25:38 PM
Quote
Why?

In the second half of the 80s, into the early 90s, if you went to a party, like 80% of the time the equalizer would have the bass turned down and the high end up.  People still thought Dolby Noise Reduction was cool.  It was an age of tinny frazzle bullshit.

Not that jackass no-resolution overbass doesn't suck, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 25, 2007, 05:51:03 PM
Ah, ok, I see. I thought maybe you were one of those purists that thinks there's no need for equalizers. I guess in a perfect room with the perfect equipment, but I've never been that fortunate. And yes, an equalizer in the wrong hands can be deadly. On the other hand, anyone's hands but mine are the wrong hands  ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 25, 2007, 07:07:06 PM
I can't use an equalizer worth shit. I just turn everything up all the way.

(http://members.cox.net/sargasso6/vol11.jpg)

Is that bad?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 25, 2007, 07:26:40 PM
Quote
I thought maybe you were one of those purists that thinks there's no need for equalizers.

:lol:  No, I'm the kind of purist who refuses to buy a music box whose graphic equalizer is all graphic and no equalizer.  Presets can suck a gila monster.  Funny dancing lights are for people on ecstasy.  Give me actual analog knobs (at least three) or maybe sliders and cut the crap.  I know analog controls cost slightly more, but if you're charging me $100 or more for a piece of junk anyway, belly up to the bar, you chicken-molesting asswipes.

Anyway . . . I'm not a snob.  I just like what I like.  Neither the Jazz nor Rock nor Pop nor Stadium presets are going to make me happy.  Not even Xplode will.  Just give me the damn remote.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on September 25, 2007, 07:39:13 PM
If I'm going to fantasize (and I will just to annoy you), I'd like to have stored the equalization parameters for my system along with the music so that the system can balance for each song as it comes up.

Yeah, it's probably out there for mega bucks. I just like the idea.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 25, 2007, 09:03:56 PM
They have teh Forum on NPR now?

:hmm:

Locally produced show on KQED (http://www.kqed.org/programs/program-landing.jsp?progID=RD19)

And it turns out I was mistaken.  At that time it would have been Talk of the Nation.  Forum was on earlier in the morning.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on September 25, 2007, 09:43:05 PM
I can't use an equalizer worth shit. I just turn everything up all the way.

(http://members.cox.net/sargasso6/vol11.jpg)

Is that bad?

I like it when it's recorded in Dubly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 10, 2007, 07:20:25 PM
The new Radiohead -- which, I hope, is the album that kills the recording industry's current business model.

It's a gorgeous album, more crafted than recorded. I'm happy to have thrown $20 at them for it. It's a steal. And I have an unabashed man crush on Jonny Greenwood.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 10, 2007, 07:22:22 PM
The new Radiohead -- which, I hope, is the album that kills the recording industry's current business model.

It's a gorgeous album, more crafted than recorded. I'm happy to have thrown $20 at them for it. It's a steal. And I have an unabashed man crush on Jonny Greenwood.

Out of curiosity, how much did you throw at them?
I'm trying to figure this one out myself.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 10, 2007, 07:26:11 PM
...that kills the recording industry's current business model.

I've got some bad news for you, dogbone, you might want to sit down.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 10, 2007, 08:26:42 PM
A man can dream.

I threw $20 at them. I wanted to support the experiment as much as anything. And I respect what they've been doing musically for the last decade. They're the one band I can point to that has consistently pushed themselves independently of whatever the trend might be at the time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on October 10, 2007, 11:31:17 PM
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...that kills the recording industry's current business model.

I like your moxie, dogbone. Unfortunately, i get emails like this everyday:

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) and other performer organizations in the musicFIRST Coalition spurned the National Association of Broadcasters’s recent call for hearings on the relationship between artists and labels.  “Performers aren’t fooled by NAB’s purported offer to fight our record company battles for us,” said AFM President Thomas F. Lee.  “It is nothing but a red herring.  Corporate radio built its industry by playing recorded music, and fundamental fairness dictates that it should compensate performers for their valuable contribution to radio revenues.”

The AFM, together with AFTRA, the Music Managers’ Forum, the Recording Academy and the Recording Artists’ Coalition – all members of the musicFIRST Coalition – delivered the following message in a letter yesterday to Congressmen Howard Berman and Howard Coble, to whom the NAB had directed its request for a hearing, making clear that NAB should not be allowed to divert attention from the performers’ campaign to receive fair treatment from radio:

As representatives of tens of thousands of performers, we believe that every industry that derives profit from our creative work should share some of that value with us.  Yes, that means record labels.  But it also means corporate radio.  Radio has built a twenty billion dollar industry based on advertising revenue that it generates because its listeners tune in to our music.  It is only fair that the creators of the music, songwriters and recording performers, should share in that value.  The new digital music services like internet and satellite radio pay performers.  Now it finally is time for corporate radio to compensate performers, too.  The NAB’s decades of free riding off our work should finally come to an end.

It is no secret – we frequently fight with recording companies over compensation and other issues.  But even if we never had a bone to pick with record labels, and every record deal and union contract met our every demand, it would still be fair for corporate radio to compensate us for using our work to build their industry.


In this case the record companies (Time Warner) are the lesser of two evils compared to the radio industry (Clear Channel).  :whatever:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 11, 2007, 06:38:29 AM
Exhibit A) The NAB is chock full of idiots. I know those people. They're the ones who decided to mandate a switch to digital to combat the loss of audience to cable and satellite, and then mandated a transmission standard (8VSB) that had trouble doing fun stuff like "be received inside of a building." These are the same people who have brought you the "we don't perceive an audience loss to online content" and "satellite radio is just a fad" statements. They're  Chicken Little AND the proverbial ostrich with his head in the sand, just like any other industry representative.

Exhibit B) I've been nothing but encouraged at the willingness of artists to cut out the deep pockets, be it by signing with a smaller label who is more responsive and respectful of their needs and wishes, or to take their music directly to the listening audience via online avenues, or both. I think that the discerning audiences (anyone over the age of 16) is increasingly aware of the difference between a studio creation (Hi Britney!) and a artist with something to say. As it becomes easier to find those artists (satellite, MySpace, torrents, etc.), their audiences build.

For someone like Radiohead to lead the way and cut out labels altogether is absolutely huge. It's a stamp of approval from a band that is universally respected and, more importantly, not struggling. Big, successful, and independent.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 11, 2007, 08:55:57 AM
I haven't gotten hooked by Radiohead yet, but I've bought Aimee Mann CDs, and her husband's, there.  What's-his-face.

ClearChannel is so fundamentally anti-American that their board ought to be exiled to North Korea, lock, stock, and full-of-shit barrels.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 11, 2007, 03:18:19 PM
I haven't gotten hooked by Radiohead yet, but I've bought Aimee Mann CDs, and her husband's, there.  What's-his-face.

ClearChannel is so fundamentally anti-American that their board ought to be exiled to North Korea, lock, stock, and full-of-shit barrels.

Michael Penn. Great stuff, huh? I kick myself that I've missed out on the last two times they've shown up here. Yes, together.

And I like Radiohead as much as the next guy, but if they don't actually put some songs on there instead of their usual stream-of-consciousness wankery indicative of the last few albums... :spank:

But hey, Thom Yorke's solo album was really good, so I guess we'll see.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on October 11, 2007, 04:03:36 PM
i was confused by that email because I thought that radio already paid royalties for the music they play. Is it just to record companies, or don't the musicians get a kickback from it too?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on October 12, 2007, 10:45:11 AM
http://www.angiemattson.com - Drive
She signed the CD we ordered  :P
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on October 12, 2007, 10:55:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wffwg7pA0t8

hate star wars
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on October 12, 2007, 11:44:16 AM
 :shock:

That certainly was something.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 12, 2007, 11:47:51 AM
I'll have to check both of them out later, but she shore is hawt, stormneedle...:googily:

Edit: wow.

She's playing in Tacoma tomorrow night.

TACOMA??? She should be at the Tractor here in Ballard...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on October 12, 2007, 12:15:35 PM
:shock:

That certainly was something.

i fucking can not STOP WATCHING iT!11hoi ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh kill me now~!!~

:lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on October 12, 2007, 12:48:23 PM
The new Radiohead -- which, I hope, is the album that kills the recording industry's current business model.

It's a gorgeous album, more crafted than recorded. I'm happy to have thrown $20 at them for it. It's a steal. And I have an unabashed man crush on Jonny Greenwood.

I threw $20 at them. I wanted to support the experiment as much as anything. And I respect what they've been doing musically for the last decade. They're the one band I can point to that has consistently pushed themselves independently of whatever the trend might be at the time.

For someone like Radiohead to lead the way and cut out labels altogether is absolutely huge. It's a stamp of approval from a band that is universally respected and, more importantly, not struggling. Big, successful, and independent.

Everything he said.

I also paid $20. At the very least it's an experiment that needs support. If only as a Fuck You to the people who've been charging the most they can get for music that they had nothing to do with creating and paying the artists that did as little as they can (after the rediculously high interest payments on the loans to pay for the studio time to make the music in the first place).

The suits have the starving artists over the barrel and have been taking full advantage of that fact for decades. It's time the favor was repaid. Digital music and the internet makes them largly obsolete (at least in traditional form) and the power is shifting. Lube up, boys.

Besides, knowing that the band got pretty much all of that money makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Considering how much I enjoy their entire body of work, I'm still way ahead on the deal.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 12, 2007, 12:54:07 PM
I'm listening to my solarpowered fountain turn on and off (it's partly cloudy)

Very soothing. (headache)

I have a guitar in my lap but certain notes make my head scream right now and I'm not feeling scientific enough to map them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on October 12, 2007, 12:58:53 PM
I have a guitar in my lap but certain notes make my head scream right now and I'm not feeling scientific enough to map them.

:lol:

Halfway through that sentence I was thinking you should map them.

I'd put money on either phi or Fibonacci showing up somewhere in the pattern.

Do it for Science!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DM on October 12, 2007, 01:37:05 PM
Assemblage23 - Early Rare and Unreleased 1988-1998 Limited Edition

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 12, 2007, 04:21:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wffwg7pA0t8

hate star wars

 :hisey:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 12, 2007, 04:26:46 PM
Ah yes. She's from Lawrence.

I think Whid did her. That's why she's like that.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 12, 2007, 04:57:22 PM
I wish!

Never heard of her...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 12, 2007, 05:22:09 PM
I was listening to Faye Wong, but the stupid Homecoming parade is way too loud.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 12, 2007, 05:59:30 PM
I think the ringing in my ears is at about 680 Hz.

This makes it a slightly bent E string at the 12th fret.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 12, 2007, 06:00:36 PM
Man.  If I had a nickel for every time I was listening to that exact same thing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 12, 2007, 06:07:24 PM
I've been listening to that since some time in the 80's.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 12, 2007, 07:27:07 PM
I'm excavating all my Deep Purple, thanks to Ivan (thanks, Ivan!).

Man, they don't make'em like that any more. Heck, I don't think they even made'em like that, then. They were from the future, or some other planet, or something. (by this I  mean I mean the blackmore-gillan-glover-lord-paice DP of the early seventies, please do not inflict david coverdale on me at any time plzkthx)

Band I was in in hi skewl briefly tried "Lazy" on for size, and it didn't work for some reason. that reason was the bass player, he sucked. yeah, me. Jeeeeesus.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 12, 2007, 07:31:55 PM
You know, this makes me want to blow the dust off my favorite Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow albums.

I love me some Stargazer and Tarot Woman.

:jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 12, 2007, 08:06:26 PM
Oh shit.

Hahahahahah, man.


The stuff that leaks out of your mind. Ronnie James Dio, man! Man on the Silver Mountain!

Someone's screaming mah naaame
Come and make me holy again (riff)
I'm the man on the SILVER MOUNTAIN!


:jam: :headbang: :jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 12, 2007, 08:09:07 PM
I have Rainbow: Live In Europe on CD.  It has a 17 fucking minute version of Stargazer.  It's one of my favorite Ritchie Blackmore guitar pieces, evar.  The intro alone when the guitar and drums kick in alone will make you puke it's so good.

Let me know and I might be able to host a listen for you on my webserver.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 12, 2007, 08:31:41 PM
JESUS CHRIST (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyK_SnQiXDM&mode=related&search=).
Why was I not informed?

(reason: I was drunk, on an island, etc).

It's funny what pretending to be a responsible adult can like ... gap ... out of your life. This is pretty cool.

At one point, Fë, I had Live in Europe on vinyl. So I know what you mean ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 12, 2007, 08:40:12 PM
WTF!  How did I ever miss that!?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 12, 2007, 09:24:20 PM
I wish!
Never heard of her...

I meant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wffwg7pA0t8
hate star wars
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on October 12, 2007, 09:46:20 PM
 :trance:

I had to show that to Steve and he literally ROFLed.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 12, 2007, 09:58:09 PM
:shock:  I was listening to Blackmore's Rainbow at work today.


But what I heard on the radio that I still have echoing in my head (in a good way):

Well, I'm not uptight
Not unattractive
Turn me on tonight
I'm radioactive

It's not a fight
And I'm not your captive
Turn me loose tonight
Cause I'm radioactive


Man, I haven't heard that since the early 90s, I think. 


Unfortunately . . . I love Santan's I'm Winning, but I seriously never hear it . . . and it got into one of the local classic rock station's programming.  So now they play it at least six times a day, and they've ground it into paste.  Now I'm changing stations to avoid hearing it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on October 13, 2007, 01:19:11 AM
I heard "Man on the Silver Mountain" in the car on the way to work a couple of of days ago. Don't think I'd heard it in a dozen years.

So I was all like  :headbang: and  :jam: and :banana:

I'm pretty sure the other commuters thought I was possessed by Satan.

No, just Dio. :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:

EDIT: Lookee here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFH36je9Hro)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 13, 2007, 07:50:33 AM
JESUS CHRIST (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyK_SnQiXDM&mode=related&search=).
Why was I not informed?


My girlfriend at the time was a Black Crowes junkie, and we were both Zeppelin fanatics, so yeah, I've got that CD - it's called Live at teh Greek. I just had to go look at the cover of it to check the date, because it didn't seem like it's been that long ago, but yeah, I guess so.

I met that bass player way before he joined up with them - he was playing with a band called Mary My Hope at the time. They were doing a retro sound at a time when it wasn't really cool to do the retro thing. He really stood out in Mary My Hope, not so much in the Black Crowes. Most bands, you kind of focus on the guitar player and singer, but that guy was driving that band - noodling all up and down the neck of that bass. Just fucking awesome. Reminded me of Donald "Duck" Dunn playing for Otis at Monterey. Anyway, I went up and introduced myself to him while they were on break, and told him how great I thought he was. I probably slobbered on the poor guy.

/flashback

Anyhoo, the CD is pretty damn good, but it just makes me want the real thing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 13, 2007, 08:11:03 AM
So here's where I ended up last night thanks to Ivan:

It's a mystery to me why I wasn't a Roxy Music fan back in the day. I used to read reviews about them where the critics were just falling all over themselves, but for some reason I just never got into it, but now I think I'm going to have to go find some of their old CDs.
ROXY MUSIC - OUT OF THE BLUE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9QpI3wVvek

You haven't really heard this song unless it was being blasted from a huge disco type surround sound system with a bunch of sexy blissed out people dancing all around you. Ah, memories...
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult "Sex On Wheels"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdLyoCgDKFs


This one is silly. I only post it because I mentioned it not too long ago and ran across it last night. Green Jello - 3 Little Pigs. I saw these guys too. I think they were opening for Testament.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNYi6W3v0io

This series just blows me away. And makes me feel really old. B-52's - 1978.
http://www.youtube.com/user/kmills74
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 13, 2007, 10:18:27 AM
Now I'm all :trance: at the very concept of Dio in suede fringe.

It's a strange sped-up (these amphs go to eleven) version of the song, but Ronnie's wardrobe is the most peculiar bit.  The video is too dark for me to see much on this washed-out monitor, but, uh, there's no sign of the morning . . . .

Somewhere, I still have Scared Heart in an impeccable LP.  Dio is exactly right.  I still love the ultra-cheese of how "DIO" on the LP reads as "DEVIL" if you turn it upside down.  Deep, man.  Deep.  I feel bad for kids who love The Darkness and Tenacious D but have no idea that there's an homage there in the first place.  Or my niece, who thinks that punk started with Green Day.  Of course, she grew up on Flat Duo Jets but hates the White Stripes, and now she and her friends go to retro bars to hear to 80s rock and pop.

[wanted to be one of the rock'n'roll children]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on October 14, 2007, 03:05:07 PM
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/03/79_versions_of_.html :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 14, 2007, 03:08:23 PM
song: Piss Up A Rope
artist: Ween
album: 12 Golden Country Greats
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on October 15, 2007, 09:05:33 PM
BEST SONG EVER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnRwQjTYfGI

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.

Keep your foot hard on the pedal. Son, never mind them brakes.
Let it all hang out 'cause we got a run to make.
The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there's beer in Texarcana.
And we'll bring it back no matter what it takes.

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.

Ol' Smokey's got them ears on and he's hot on your trail.
He aint gonna rest 'til you're in jail.
So you got to dodge 'im and you got to duck 'im,
you got to keep that diesel truckin'.
Just put that hammer down and give it hell.

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 16, 2007, 06:22:04 PM
Damn.  All of my Deep Purple is on LP and all my Rainbow is on cassette.  I'll never get that stuff ripped (plus I'm running out of hard drive space).

But thanks to my 160GB iPod I'm listening to all my music on shuffle.  Truly bizarre mix

right now I'm on

191 of 20136
song:  I won't stick any of you unless and until I can stick all of you
artist:  Black Flag
album:  Live '84
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 16, 2007, 07:19:27 PM
This morning, in the car, I turned the radio to one of the two bearable classic rock stations that actually come in clearly.  And . . . it had turned into a soft rock station.

:angry:

Then they played Sailing, by Christopher Cross, and I was too amused to change it.  Then they played Baby, I Love Your Way, and I'm trying to understand teh Frampton Thing.  Then they played Sundown.  Then they played Beth (yes, by Kiss), which I hadn't heard in forever.  Then they played Sister Golden Hair.  I was pulling into my parking space when they started Freebird.

:hmm:

You know, so far they're a better classic rock station than the classic rock station was.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on October 16, 2007, 07:34:53 PM
Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot? That's a fucking awesome song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 16, 2007, 07:42:07 PM
Yeah, but it needs more Gitche Gumee.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 16, 2007, 07:49:45 PM
I'm :lol: because I don't think I ever actually heard Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on the radio until I moved to Michigan.  Now, I probably hear it twice a month.  Go figure.

Weirdly, I never seem to get sick of it.  Strange-ass song, but he nailed the orchestration.  It's one of those songs that will not be improved by a cover.



edit:  That's a warning to you, Eddie Vedder and Marilyn Manson . . . .
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on October 16, 2007, 07:54:53 PM
The Rheostatics do a great cover of Edmund Fitzgerald.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 16, 2007, 08:00:21 PM
I'm think I'm most impressed that he pulled off rhyming Cleveland with feeling.

 :hmm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on October 16, 2007, 08:11:27 PM
Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the ruins of her ice water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams,
The islands and bays are for sportsmen.

And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 16, 2007, 08:27:48 PM
GORDO!!

Dammit. I'm like Cartman with "Come Sail Away." Once I hear part of that song, I have to hear it all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 16, 2007, 08:35:00 PM
song 226 of 20136
song:  Old Friends
artist:  Simon And Garfunkel
album:  Bookends
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 16, 2007, 09:29:48 PM
Watson, I totally dig Jerry Reed.  I learned that song years ago because I wanted to convince the band I was in at the time to cover it, but I won no votes, unfortunately.


Right now for me it's


song: Satisfy
artist: Jerry Cantrell
album: Boggy Depot
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 16, 2007, 11:31:04 PM
This morning, in the car, I turned the radio to one of the two bearable classic rock stations that actually come in clearly.  And . . . it had turned into a soft rock station.

:angry:

Then they played Sailing, by Christopher Cross, and I was too amused to change it.  Then they played Baby, I Love Your Way, and I'm trying to understand teh Frampton Thing.  Then they played Sundown.  Then they played Beth (yes, by Kiss), which I hadn't heard in forever.  Then they played Sister Golden Hair.  I was pulling into my parking space when they started Freebird.

:hmm:

You know, so far they're a better classic rock station than the classic rock station was.

Our "oldies" station went bust and the new station's playlist isn't unlike yours (except for maybe Kiss).

They haven't quite cranked the throttle open, but maybe, just maybe somebody's realizing that the old formula lists that made millions tried and true, year after year just might really suck and not necessarily be as effective after after that hearing that millionth "Hotel California."

Look at the ads you see on TV nowadays...The Clash "Pressure Drop" Bowie "Watch that Man" heck the 13th Floor Elevators were on a Dell commercial...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 17, 2007, 12:14:36 AM
Hey, I know it's bleak, but I try my best not to switch dials until I hear REO Speedwagon.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 17, 2007, 12:30:02 AM
Hey, I know it's bleak, but I try my best not to switch dials until I hear REO Speedwagon.

See that's when you have to lunge over and grab the wheel to keep me from driving off the nearest bridge.

FYI.

*cough*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 17, 2007, 12:32:26 AM
I'm there, man.  I'm whicha.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 17, 2007, 12:40:15 AM
That's OK, man. You gotta roll with the changes...ride the storm out...I'm gonna keep on lovin' you, Kansas City! Good night!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 17, 2007, 12:46:11 AM
That's OK, man. You gotta roll with the changes...ride the storm out...I'm gonna keep on lovin' you, Kansas City! Good night!

That's how Robert Plant ends The Song Remains The Same.  At least, in the director's cut.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 17, 2007, 08:32:38 AM
Yep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcT8say6g3k)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 17, 2007, 10:18:37 AM
Ha, ha, suckers!  I still listen to REO!  And, seriously, you should see the classic videos for Riding the Storm Out and Roll With The Changes (or at least part of them), where they are doing the classic This May Not Be Such Rock But We Are Such Rockers! thing, and what's his face has a hilarious giant blonde afro.

Or maybe we just appreciate different kinds of cheese.

There are a few other classic rock stations around here.  One fairly decent Not Taking It So Seriously station ("The Castle", har har) doesn't come in well, apparently anywhere. 

Another has HORRIBLE programming (Hey!  Just because it was one of the five best tracks on a Foghat album does not make it classic rock!) and utterly, utterly atrocious DJs -- BUT has Alice Cooper's show in the evenings, its one redeeming quality.  (It's also one of those stations that has incessant overly long pre-recorded snaps where they tell you how hard they rock instead of, you know, actually rocking.  That's a rich vein of pure stupid right there, I tells ya.)  And they have one of those morning shows where three people with nicknames (and at least two people who are never identified by name) sit around and comment on news stories they saw on Fark, with original comments like 'I don't know why they don't just take all the criminals and put them on an island somewhere' and 'South Park is the all-time greatest social satire, ever.'

But Alice Cooper's show is good.  I just wish his roadies would kill everyone else who broadcasts from there.  Maybe get some crazy Spaniards from Monster Dog or the chick with the big snake.  Whatever it takes.

The other ones are just as bad.  We do have a Mike FM station, where they really do seem to play whatever they want and don't waste much time with DJs.  But it's very hit-or-miss and ad-intensive.  The car I'm looking to buy doesn't have a CD player, but I'm considering the satellite radio instead.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 17, 2007, 01:01:11 PM
16 of 19
song:  No Secrets
artist:  Two Seconds
album:  To Pass The Time
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DM on October 17, 2007, 01:06:05 PM
Interface
Album:  Beyond Humanity
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on October 17, 2007, 01:13:55 PM
Axe, I've got XM Satellite in the car and the $13 a month I pay for it is completely worth it. When we drove to Montana there were only about a half hour of time where we couldn't get the satellite signal up in the mountains.

Every genre/era has 4-5 stations with slightly different focus. It blew my mind last year when they had 4-5 stations show up after Thanksgiving with various genres of Christmas music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 17, 2007, 01:18:43 PM
Maybe, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a CD player if I'm going to keep my truck another year...

That way, I'll never be flipping around looking for something...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DM on October 17, 2007, 01:21:32 PM
In other news...  I listened to KMFDM - Tohuvabohu for the first time last night.  It was nice to hear, "No pity for the majority" sampled into to the song Superpower.

For those that do not know, KMFDM does not mean Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode.  It is "Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid", which roughly translated means "No Pity for the Majority." 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 17, 2007, 04:30:06 PM
18 of 547
song:  Hold On
artist:  Sarah McLachlan
album:  The Freedom Sessions
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 17, 2007, 06:21:51 PM
The only problem with a CD player in the car is that I don't own very many CDs, so it's not that hard for me to over-listen to them ALL, and then I'm sick of everything I have.  I could afford a CD player for the car, or to buy more CDs, but not both.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 17, 2007, 09:14:00 PM
Or uh...ahem...burn CDs for your own personal use...

And I don't really know if this makes any sense, but CDs sound better than MP3s to me, even when I know damn well it's a shitty bitrate, otherwise I'd just get an MP3 player.

The coolest thing would be to get a portable MP3 player that transmits its signal to an FM position on the dial, but I'm pretty sure the technology and the cost isn't quite there yet...;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 17, 2007, 09:17:36 PM
I have an FM adapter for my iPod.  It works pretty well.  And it was less than $20.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 17, 2007, 09:21:58 PM
That's pretty cool. Too bad my truck doesn't have a cigarette lighter...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on October 17, 2007, 09:35:39 PM
I have an FM adapter for my iPod.  It works pretty well.  And it was less than $20.
The wife got one of those too!

Guess which part of the country the next week assigned the last open FM space? Guess!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DM on October 18, 2007, 03:58:36 AM
I've got an FM adapter for my ipod as well. 

I agree with you, whid, about the quality of mp3s.  The adapter makes the music even less appealing, but when push comes to shove, I'm not focusing on the quality of recordings while I drive.  It is more about the music helping the drive seem shorter.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 18, 2007, 07:10:02 AM
Satellite radio is king of the drive shorteners.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 18, 2007, 12:01:54 PM
Satellite radio does have the surprise factor goodness. I like having the music pick me other than trying to decide what to play...

But then again, I could just make a CD of all the Booker T and the MGs instrumentals and a couple of hours could just as easily go by...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 18, 2007, 05:34:49 PM
Quote
Or uh...ahem...burn CDs for your own personal use...

It really annoys me, but I don't do the illegal download thing.  I'd like to, but I'm kind of strict with myself about that kind of thing.  If I have brain part A that 'knows' something is wrong, and brain part B works like hell to rationalize it, it tends to make me suspect that A is in the right.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 18, 2007, 07:08:10 PM
song: Get Up
artist: Kennedy
album: Special K (http://cdbaby.com/cd/kennedymusic)



I love this (from the link above).  It describes his music to a T:

Born Jack Kennedy to a father named John Wayne, Kennedy is a true American. Clawing his way out of this pop culture abyss is Kennedy; singer, songwriter, M.C., rock star, motherfucker. Equal parts raconteur and provocateur, Kennedy is the consummate showman, a bit of PT Barnum, a dash of Woody Allen, a spoonful of Mark Mothersbaugh and a whole heaping helping of Dirk Diggler.

 :rollin:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 18, 2007, 07:53:31 PM
156 of 547
song:  Oh Christy
artist:  The Moaners
album:  Dark Snack
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 18, 2007, 08:04:08 PM
Hey Whid -- did you ever catch this wave (http://www.myspace.com/themillionslincoln)?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 18, 2007, 10:00:41 PM
I cannot say I have. Did they open for REM?

You must have hung out at the Bottleneck a lot more than I did. I remember seeing them on bills, but I really don't remember what they sounded like.

You just reminded me of something. These three songs (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=195788563) have my guitar on them before I bought it...

I find it amusing that they aren't by the almighty Klusterfux (different story, to be sure) but a 45 flexidisc from a Topeka band called Abuse. Recorded around 1980.  Topeka had an unlikely punk scene that rivaled anything in Lawrence...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 18, 2007, 10:29:22 PM
Nice.

Yeah, the Millions were definitely a 'Neck band. We saw them play all the time, enough that we got to be friends with the band. I had a hella big crush on Lori, but I think everybody did. As far as I know she was very, very faithful to some professor she had a thing with back in Lincoln. It wasn't for lack of trying on my part, though.

I got into one of the ugliest fights in my life at a Klusterfux show.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on October 19, 2007, 01:19:47 AM
I put on a fake smile
And start the evening show
The public is laughing
I guess by now they know
So climb from your high horse
And pull this freak show down
Dear Madam Barnum
I resign as clown

You said I was the master of all I surveyed
But now I'm sweeping up
The last in line in your circus parade

Children are clapping
As I fall to the floor
My heart torn and broken
And they just scream for more
If I'm not the sole fool
Who pulls his trousers down
Then dear Madam Barnum
I resign as clown

You tread the high wire
Between truth and lies
Your safety net just walked out
Much to your surprise

Strike up the band love
And let the show begin
For this is the last time
I'm painting on a grin
If I'm not the sole fool
Who pulls his trousers down
Then dear Madam Barnum
I resign as clown
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 19, 2007, 05:33:14 AM
Happy Friday music.

Leon Redbone - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ReQSCi24S8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 19, 2007, 07:41:29 PM
song: Your Mama
artist: Kennedy
album: Special K



Nobody loves you
Like your mama loves you
But who's lovin' your mama?
I am, I am.

Nobody loves you
Like your mama loves you
But who's lovin' your mama?
I am, I am.

Mama, mama
I got more than money on my mind
I got off-shore oil iand real estate
Diamonds, ice and fancy things

Baby, baby
I got more than bitches on my brain
I got everything I ever need
Sittin' right inside of me

Nobody loves you
Like your mama loves you
But who's lovin' your mama?
I am, I am.

Nobody loves you
Like your mama loves you
But who's lovin' your mama?
I am (I am), I am.

I am the man who's lovin'
Your mama all night long
And it feels so right
And feels so wrong
It feels so good when we get it on.

But-
I don't have a lot to say (to say)
I don't have a lot to do (to do)
Here's your lunch money, honey
Get to school, now

Nobody loves you
Like your mama loves you
But who's lovin' your mama?
I am, I am.

Nobody loves you
Like your mama loves you
But who's lovin' your mama?
I am, I am.

Well heaven lent a helping hand
A helping hand of a dirty old man

Well heaven lent a helping hand
A helping hand of a dirty old man

Well heaven lent a helping hand
A helping hand of a dirty old man

Well heaven lent a helping hand
A helping hand of a dirty old man

Nobody loves you
Like your mama loves you
But who's lovin' your mama?
I am (I am), I am (I am).

Nobody loves you
Like your mama loves you
But who's lovin' your mama?
I am (I am), I am (I am).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 19, 2007, 08:29:39 PM
I love that song.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 19, 2007, 08:38:00 PM
I love that song.



The whole album is unbelievable.  I think my favorite track on it is K.E.N.N.E.D.Y.

If you haven't checked out his other stuff, you really should.  I'm impressed by every album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 21, 2007, 08:20:12 AM
This guy's lyrics are so over-the-top they're hilarious.  I think that's part of why I like his stuff.  He doesn't take himself too seriously.



K.E.N.N.E.D.Y.

K.E.N.N.E.D.Y.
My baby screams my name all through the night
and then I hit it to the left
I hit it to the right
I hit it in the spot that you can't find

K.E.N.N.E.D.Y.
I'm poppin 'ludes and drinking wine
I don't work I just fly a kite
and I bitch slap Eminem all the time
I really do

My flow ain't bad, I got a die-cast ass
That the ladies can't pass for a roll in the grass
I'd always been the underdog
till the world caught up to where I was

K.E.N.N.E.D.Y.
My baby screams my name all through the night
and then I hit it to the left
I hit it to the right
I hit it in the spot that you can't find
 
K.E.N.N.E.D. izzle
bitches raining down like drizzle
Disco naps and cocaine dreams
You blow me but I fall asleep
I really do

I ain't going through the motions, I mean what I say
And when I come to your town
I'll part your wife like a lake
Ladies think I'm good and girlies know I'm great
Cause I'm the real thing mama
I'm not from concentrate

K.E.N.N.E.D.Y.
My baby screams my name all through the night
and then I hit it to the left
I hit it to the right
I hit it in the spot that you can't find

Cause I'm the real thing mama, I'm not from concentrate
Put me in an armored car and drive me to the bank

I'm the real thing mama, I'm not from concentrate
Put me in an armored car and drive me to the bank

I'm the real thing mama, I'm not from concentrate
Put me in an armored car and drive me to the bank
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 21, 2007, 10:45:11 AM
Quote
I bitch slap Eminem all the time
I really do[/i

I don't know who he is, but I like him better already.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 22, 2007, 07:10:04 PM
The wash is out
It's hanging up
And all I have is nothing
Nothing to do
Nothing to say
I think I must be dreaming

The sun comes up and I'm all washed out
Is this what Deaner was talkin' about?
I don't think I will ever return again my friend

If I was king
I'd wear a ring
And never hurt my people
I'd stay alert
And dress to kill
I might even slip you something

The sun comes up and I'm all washed out
Is this what Deaner was talkin' about?
I don't think I will ever return again my friend

The sun comes up and I'm all washed out
Is this what Deaner was talkin' about?
I don't think I will ever return again my friend
I do not think I will ever return again my friend
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 22, 2007, 11:01:06 PM
It's been a while since I've seen you smile
But now you've come back again
Came into the room and you saw my girl
And you asked her how long it's been
"A year" she said and you shook your head
Said "I'm surprised it's gone on that long"

Baby, Baby, Baby Bitch
For words I am at a loss
Baby, Baby, Baby Bitch
I'm better now please fuck off

What else you gonna say when while you're back
on your stay
Maybe something, maybe nothing, we'll see
It's just too bad, you're beautiful I guess
I wasn't for you and you weren't for me

Baby, Baby, Baby Bitch
Please slip back into yourself
Baby, Baby, Baby Bitch
Go conquer someone else

People say, "How beautiful, how sweet, how kind"
You're perfect, you've got nothing to hide
But I, for one, have seen the sun
And the bitch that you've locked up inside

Got fat, got angry, started hating myself
Wrote "Birthday Boy" for you babe
Now I'm skinny and sick and paranoid
Without a cent to my name

Baby, Baby, Baby Bitch
Fuck you, you stinkin' ass ho
Most beauty I've seen
you come from a dream
But I can't close my eyes anymore
No, I can't close my eyes anymore
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 23, 2007, 04:07:27 PM
220 of 547
song:  I Heard It Through The Grapevine
artist:  The Slits
album:  Femme Fatale (Disc 1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on October 25, 2007, 07:56:45 PM
song: Cold Pussy
artist: Kennedy
album: Kennedy
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on October 26, 2007, 11:06:11 AM
Zorgon!

Did you know about the Alison Krauss/Robert Plant disc that came out Tuesday?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on October 26, 2007, 11:11:32 AM
Hey, I know it's bleak, but I try my best not to switch dials until I hear REO Speedwagon.

See that's when you have to lunge over and grab the wheel to keep me from driving off the nearest bridge.

FYI.

*cough*
My bizarre confession for today:  REO was my first favorite band. 

...

...

...

 8)
 :huh:



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 26, 2007, 11:11:44 AM
I do. I've been trying to explain to the kids about Alison Krauss but they're very suspicious. :lol:

It's on my list, oh yes oh yes. :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on October 26, 2007, 11:12:28 AM
And you didn't tell me about it?  Smites in the afternoon for you!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 26, 2007, 11:13:27 AM
I deserve them, but keep in mind that I expect everyone to be more aware of these sorts of happenings than I.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on October 26, 2007, 11:14:51 AM
It is impressive how removed I am from music news (and current music in general) these days.  It started either when I got clean or MTV stopped playing videos.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 26, 2007, 11:16:10 AM
You're not missing much.

I just can't get as excited about new stuff as much as dogbone does.

I tend to find music at my own pace, and often it's behind the times...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on October 28, 2007, 10:49:10 PM
Old school: The Skids -- "The Saints Are Coming" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT9eQ2smjUM)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on November 03, 2007, 12:17:18 AM
song: Antisaint
artist: Chevelle
album: Vena Sera

(http://www.guildhaven.org/images/smilies/headbang2.gif)

I'm totally hooked on this album.  Going to see them in concert in a couple of weeks too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on November 04, 2007, 12:59:53 AM
It is impressive how removed I am from music news (and current music in general) these days.  It started either when I got clean or MTV stopped playing videos.

 :lol:

me too!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Irish on November 10, 2007, 01:19:57 AM
Keane
Bedshapped
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on November 10, 2007, 08:51:53 AM
Song: Rubber Duckie
Artist: Ernie (just one name, kinda like Madonna or Cher)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 10, 2007, 04:58:36 PM
vox8 wins the thread ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on November 11, 2007, 02:00:08 PM
I'm just about glad that I knew you once

And it was more than just a passing acquaintance

I'm just about glad that it was a memory
That doesn't need constant maintenance
There are a few things that I regret
But nothing that I need to forget
For all of the courage that we never had
I'm just about glad

Just about glad we didn't do that thing
Just about glad we didn't have that fling
Just about glad we didn't give it a try
Just about glad, is that a tear in your eye?


And on the few times I rang to propose
There was a man there or so I'd suppose
The greatest lover that you never had
I'm just about glad

They called time and vodka and lime
In some far flung Canadian club
And there I was just waiting to fall
Like a toe just aching to stub

Later on I could never accept it
When you finally gave it all to him
And you said that my nurse was sweet
But her lamp was just beginning to dim


I'm just about glad
That we never did that thing that we were going to do
I'm just about glad I can look you in the eye
But I can't say the same for you

And though the passion still flutters and flickers
It never got into our knickers
For all of the courage that we never had
I'm just about, I'm just about...
I'm just about, I'm just about...


And it's all just a stupid creation
Of my feverish imagination
If I'm the greatest lover that you never had
I'm just about, I'm just about...
I'm just about, I'm just about...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on November 17, 2007, 09:52:51 PM
My vlog (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6FB897E95793176C) of things I've been listening to lately.

Flatt & Scruggs playing: Randy Lynn Rag

Earl Scruggs & Joan Baez - Love Is Just A Four Letter Word

'Ready Steady Go!' OP (Manfred Man - 5-4-3-2-1)

Dr. Feelgood "She Does It Right" (1975)

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Teenage Depression

Deep Purple - Playboy After Dark

My Bloody Valentine, Only Shallow
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on November 19, 2007, 01:25:54 PM
Man, Flatt & Scruggs have been on my Music_To_Get list forever. I really should dl some of them already.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 19, 2007, 01:37:52 PM
All my old Toad CDs. I saw Glen Phillips last night. :jam: :headbang: :jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on November 19, 2007, 02:58:32 PM
song: Dominion Day
artist: Gary Numan
album: Exile
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on December 11, 2007, 07:45:18 PM
Lez Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBtPhze3-AA)

All-women Zep cover band. I think I'm in lurrrrve.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on December 11, 2007, 07:49:36 PM
I have their CD.  I think they're from the Bay Area.  They play Slims and GAMH quite a bit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 19, 2007, 01:47:19 PM
I have to say I'm disappointed that iTunes Party Shuffle just doesn't understand that "Feelin' That Way" always has to be followed instantly by "Anytime."

Same goes for "Heartbreaker" and "Livin' Lovin' Maid."

You'd think by now we'd have software that, you know, gets it.

:harumph:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on December 19, 2007, 02:31:33 PM
Exactly why I never use my MP3 player (with some other reasons thrown in)!  Can't you just hook two tracks together somehow?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on December 19, 2007, 02:32:35 PM
(ObOnTopic)

Depeche Mode, Singles 86-98, Disc 2
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on December 19, 2007, 04:13:10 PM
There should be a way to lock songs together in playlists. I'm really getting tired of hearing the third movement of the St. Pauli Suite without having heard the first two in weeks.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on December 19, 2007, 04:29:23 PM
song: 5 Minutes Alone
artist: Pantera
album: Far Beyond Driven
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on December 19, 2007, 05:22:30 PM
There should be a way to lock songs together in playlists. I'm really getting tired of hearing the third movement of the St. Pauli Suite without having heard the first two in weeks.


Yeah, that's where it really screws up.  Listening to movements at random is just odd.  But then again when a Stravinski movement is sandwiched between Mama Mia and Institutionalized, it is still pretty cool.

You can shuffle not just by song, but by album which might be a work around.  I haven't tried that yet though. 

Right now I'm just listening to all 27060 on shuffle which has been pretty interesting today.  Curiously though, this is what's on now:

song:  Fist Banging Mania
artist:  Stormtroopers of Death
album:  Live At Budokan

The second track from that album in only 110 songs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 19, 2007, 08:18:42 PM
There should be a way to lock songs together in playlists. I'm really getting tired of hearing the third movement of the St. Pauli Suite without having heard the first two in weeks.

Yeah, the second half of Abbey Road loses a little something when it's chopped to pieces too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on December 19, 2007, 11:37:36 PM
song: 5 Minutes Alone
artist: Pantera
album: Far Beyond Driven

Pantera fucking rules. The entire catalog is good gym music, especially Walk.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on December 20, 2007, 09:24:46 AM
There should be a way to lock songs together in playlists. I'm really getting tired of hearing the third movement of the St. Pauli Suite without having heard the first two in weeks.

Yeah, the second half of Abbey Road loses a little something when it's chopped to pieces too.

SO much word.  And Dark Side...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on December 20, 2007, 04:21:33 PM
song: 5 Minutes Alone
artist: Pantera
album: Far Beyond Driven

Pantera fucking rules. The entire catalog is good gym music, especially Walk.

*nods*

I often shuffle a playlist made up of 4 Pantera albums and 3 Rage Against The Machine albums when I work out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 20, 2007, 04:38:35 PM
Christ, that wouldn't make me exercise, it'd make me break my music player and hurt the other people at the gym.  You people don't need steroids.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 20, 2007, 05:44:01 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on December 20, 2007, 08:06:49 PM
Christ, that wouldn't make me exercise, it'd make me break my music player and hurt the other people at the gym.  You people don't need steroids.
:lol: :lol: :rollin:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 21, 2007, 03:41:39 AM
Thank you to the one person who downloaded this.

 :cry:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 21, 2007, 11:34:32 AM
Fan freakin' tastic. Good to see ya. Eid mubarak, etc.!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 21, 2007, 12:08:30 PM
Exile on Post Street.... 8)

Al B. Sure to give it a listen... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 21, 2007, 12:38:29 PM
Yay!  Thanks again, Postie, and a very happy Chrimble to you!


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on December 21, 2007, 06:59:29 PM
We'll check it out this weekend when we get a chance.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 21, 2007, 08:09:09 PM
I think I've heard it maybe twice so far, but I've had that Band of Horses "ghost in my house" song stuck in my head for about three days. 

So far, that's OK, but I may change my mind before the weekend ends.



That song utterly reminds me of some other band from awhile back, but I can't manage to dredge up who it is.  It's eerie how strong the impression is, though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 24, 2007, 11:34:28 AM
They sound a lot like Superchunk to me, they're a band from a few years back, but I'm sure that won't help you...;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on December 28, 2007, 03:04:49 AM
D-Day: "Too Young to Date" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=4jORrvPSGWc) [some lyrics NSFW]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 28, 2007, 11:24:55 AM
Tom Petty's Long After Dark.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on December 28, 2007, 11:28:50 AM
You'd all disown me if I told you.

 :smug:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 28, 2007, 11:32:26 AM
I'm sure it wouldn't surprise me, whatever it is... ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 28, 2007, 11:33:44 AM
Yeah.  Now I have to know.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 28, 2007, 11:41:14 AM
What, you've got an iPod full of Raffi on shuffle?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on December 28, 2007, 11:43:15 AM
Rick Astley, Greatest Hits

:bolt:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 28, 2007, 11:48:45 AM
 :shock:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 28, 2007, 11:52:56 AM
All I can think of is Brian singing Astley on Family Guy in a parody of Back to the Future.  That just freakin' killed me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 28, 2007, 11:53:58 AM
Rick Rollin' on us, are yuz?

Well now
do you remember Rick Astley?

He had a big fat hit
it was ghast-ly...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on December 28, 2007, 11:55:08 AM
:shock:

It was the "Kylie = Rick Astley??" link, dammit.  "Together Forever" makes me sway happily; most of the rest of it is pretty meh.

I've got Plant & Krauss in the chamber.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 28, 2007, 12:03:05 PM
I've been liking everything I've been hearing on that Plant / Krauss album.  Good stuff.

 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on December 28, 2007, 01:27:18 PM
Yeah I bought the Plant/Krauss stuff back at the beginning of the month.  Good stuff.  Astley doesn't bother me anywhere near those five I listed in the earworm thread/
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on December 28, 2007, 01:57:44 PM
And I love the Bee Gees, so there you go.

We've got YouTube blocked at work so the earworm thread is dead to me.   :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on December 28, 2007, 02:00:34 PM
That's one thing I'm sort of grateful for, actually. But don't tell anybody; it'd only encourage them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on December 28, 2007, 02:29:31 PM
I can get there now, but since I'm in a cube, I have to be careful and plug the earbuds into the laptop from the iPod.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 28, 2007, 04:08:47 PM
She Rickrolled us.

owned.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 04, 2008, 11:30:33 AM
http://musicovery.com
interactive webradio

This site is awesome! You pick music by mood - very interactive - and pretty to look at.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 04, 2008, 12:16:19 PM
song:  Rawhide
artist:  Dead Kennedys
album:  Plastic Surgery Disasters/In God We Trust Inc.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 17, 2008, 09:34:34 AM
This may be an even more bizarre confession than the Rick Astley one. 

Despite the evils of corporate radio and the slow, agonizing death of local and eclectic radio, I love Jack FM.  This morning's drive into work: "On the Boulevard" ("Nobody hands you any guarantee"; "Time passes slow/Between the store front shadows and the street lights glow/Everybody walks right by like they're safe or something/They don't know--"), "Spirits in the Material World" ("There is no political solution/To our troubled evolution/Have no faith in constitution"), "Beast of Burden" ("Am I hard enough?/Am I rough enough?/Am I rich enough?/I'm not too blind to see"), and then as I was backing into my parking place: "Here's another one from our guilty pleasure file!"

And there were a couple of notes I immediately recognized and a plaintive little "Oh-" and I sat in my car until the chorus so I could Mmmbop along.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 17, 2008, 01:40:10 PM
Today I'm listening to

album:  Sticks
artist:  Music Together (http://www.musictogether.com/Home)

Ian started his music class again yesterday.  This is his fourth trimester/semester/quarter (I think they have three terms a year, maybe it's four)  He started when he was just two or three months old.  Anyway this is CD number four and I'm listening to it several times through so I can sing along and be prepared for the times when I take him to class (http://www.musicalme.com/index.shtml)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on January 18, 2008, 02:17:13 PM
Tony Joe White, Closer to the Truth

HUH!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 18, 2008, 02:20:22 PM
song:  Rocket Man
artist:  The Red Elvises
album:  Your Favorite Band--Live
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 18, 2008, 09:01:03 PM
The Cars performing Candy O (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=115JvSqNwB4) live in Germany 1978.

Is it live or is it Memorex™?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on January 19, 2008, 12:07:51 PM
I've been capturing the stream from kexp up thar in Seattle on Friday nights.  Shake the Shack is good Saturday morning catch up music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 20, 2008, 06:15:20 PM
http://www.myspace.com/diabloswingorchestra

Quote
The music they play is a highly original avant-metal. Lots of jazz, (swing), some funky tones, but also a big classical influence (with operatic vocals) and, of course, rock and metal. The orchestration of the songs is also very unique, with all kinds of keyboard, wind instruments and percussion. If one moment one can think the music is just plain metal (even power metal), it only takes one second for the band to switch to styles as varied as flamenco or jazz, or go for more atmospheric, gloomy passages. If there's one band that truly deserves to be called "avant-metal", then this one is it.

This is the craziest stuff I've heard in a while.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 20, 2008, 06:46:44 PM
Wow, interesting stuff, mo. Checking it out.

I'm just listening to Radio Paradise now that JackFM online is gone. They're good though. Mellow, but with enough stuff I know that it feels okay, and enough stuff I don't know that I'm finding some good new stuff.
http://www.radioparadise.com/
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on January 20, 2008, 07:21:02 PM
I love radio paradise!  I play that every day at the office.  You can find me peppering their message boards with comments during most workdays.  suitep's there too.

What's your username there?  I wanna see your song ratings.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 20, 2008, 09:04:24 PM
Oh, I didn't realise it was a whole board and everything, hah. I just found it through Shoutcast and have been listening on and off over the past couple weeks. I'll sign up and look through as I listen, I'll let you know. Tonight's been really good stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 21, 2008, 08:44:13 AM
I can't imagine anything being better than Pandora. I'll have to check this out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 21, 2008, 09:09:23 AM
Not working for me. According to iTunes, I listened to it last on 8/5/06  :hmm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on January 21, 2008, 09:16:55 AM
Radio Paradise is awesome. I think the first I heard of it was when dogbone mentioned it a few years back. They broadcast in a shitload of formats too, which is convenient.

It's a nice break from my usual steady netradio diet of DubstepFM/SubFM/ReactFM/DarkFM/RinseFM, anyways :)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 21, 2008, 09:41:23 AM
Ah, ok, it opens with VLC. They were playing Janis Joplin when it opened, and now Elvis Costello  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 21, 2008, 11:03:47 AM
Okay, I'm on there as hajen. It's a smart idea, the boards and comments, it makes the station very "sticky" for the listeners. Oh, man, why all the Manu Chao hate? I like Manu Chao.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on January 21, 2008, 11:06:49 AM
They're playing my favorite Talking Heads song now - Crosseyed & Painless.

 :banana:

We should take a BC field trip over there sometime.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 21, 2008, 12:35:55 PM
 :shock:

OK, that's on my Party Shuffle right now
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 21, 2008, 04:04:03 PM
Ok, um, The Shaggs (http://www.metafilter.com/68356/You-can-never-pleaseanybohohdyin-this-world).

I have a bit of a headache now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 21, 2008, 04:30:40 PM
But at least Foot Foot is your pal, now...:)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on January 24, 2008, 11:37:12 PM
Edie has a new band (http://www.theheavycircles.com/) with Paul Simon's son (well, her stepson). Sounds interesting (http://www.toolshed-media.com/ts/the-heavy-circles-henri.mp3).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on January 25, 2008, 12:49:54 AM
Wow, that does sound pretty good.

Thanks!


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 25, 2008, 08:57:23 AM
Cool!

The even newer Bohemians?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 25, 2008, 10:00:07 AM
We should take a BC field trip over there sometime.

Can't stream at work.   :thumbsdn:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on January 25, 2008, 08:12:22 PM
Running With The Devil...

...David Lee Roth's vocal track only.
http://www.chunklet.com/images/upload/6/audio_file/Runnin'%20With%20The%20Devil.mp3

 :lol:

 :headbang:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on January 26, 2008, 01:42:11 AM
Running With The Devil...

...David Lee Roth's vocal track only.
http://www.chunklet.com/images/upload/6/audio_file/Runnin'%20With%20The%20Devil.mp3

 :lol:

 :headbang:



THAT kicked both our asses.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 28, 2008, 11:25:51 AM
American Beauty.    :love:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on January 28, 2008, 01:18:54 PM
NEW GONZALES ALBUM

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=138077963
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 28, 2008, 01:52:53 PM
song:  Paranoid
artist:  Black Sabbath
album:  We Sold Our Soul For Rock And Roll

:jam: :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on January 28, 2008, 02:01:21 PM
Southern Culture On The Skids.

Love the hillbilly surf sound.

BANANA PUDDIN'!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 28, 2008, 02:05:21 PM
Love them!  Especially Liquored Up, Lacquered Down.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 28, 2008, 04:54:47 PM
Modems.  Being dialed.  Over and over again.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 28, 2008, 05:33:23 PM
Southern Culture On The Skids.

Love the hillbilly surf sound.

BANANA PUDDIN'!


I saw 'em play about...wow...14 years ago.

Fabulous. The dude's a wicked guitar player, full of stories, the bass player is smoking hawt...:googily:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 28, 2008, 06:23:34 PM
I've seen 'em too. Probably longer than 14 years ago. Maybe more than once. They used to play around here a lot. I used to drink a lot back then too. It's all kinda fuzzy now  :googily:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 28, 2008, 06:39:02 PM
I remember their first album was completely different from what they're doing now.

They had a gothy, Gun Club type sound with a different singer...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 28, 2008, 07:14:35 PM
I looked at their wesbite a while ago and I honestly don't remember them looking like that back then. It may have been a different line-up. My memory is pissing me off. I know I saw them. I have a flyer and remember the headline act vividly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 28, 2008, 07:38:55 PM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHRDxWHYU8M) is more like what I remember. Funky B52's sound, countryfried.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on January 28, 2008, 07:46:16 PM
This. (http://www.seeqpod.com) Pwnz.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on January 29, 2008, 07:40:27 AM
The David Lee Roth audio track  (http://www.chunklet.com/images/upload/6/audio_file/Runnin'%20With%20The%20Devil.mp3) from "Running With The Devil."

Fabulous.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on January 29, 2008, 10:37:48 AM
Too late.

 :P

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 29, 2008, 11:36:56 AM
If I want to hear vocals without music, I'll stick to my a capella Pet Sounds stuff, thanx...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 29, 2008, 01:32:58 PM
I saw this great a capella band back in the '80s.  They were the Yeastie Girlz and all their songs were about yeast infections.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 29, 2008, 01:34:49 PM
Candy-O (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=115JvSqNwB4&feature=related), 1978.

TIGHT.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 29, 2008, 01:35:49 PM
Candy-O (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=115JvSqNwB4&feature=related), 1978.

TIGHT.

RIP, Ben Orr.  Gone far too soon.

Who's gonna drive me home tonight?

 :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 29, 2008, 01:37:30 PM
Let's Go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CThQLYDQk7s&feature=related), 1979.

Bob bless Japanese TV.

She's a frozen fire ...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 29, 2008, 01:41:05 PM
OK, last one.

Just What I Needed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fCVyJ6TKS8&feature=related), 1978

Ah, nostalgia.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 29, 2008, 01:58:44 PM
Just What I  Needed is one of the few songs that I'll sing at Karaoke
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 29, 2008, 01:59:59 PM
oh and right now it's

song:  The Sounds Of Silence
artist:  Simon And Garfunkel
album:  The Sounds Of Silence
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on January 29, 2008, 02:44:21 PM
Thanks for the acapella cookie (and dogbone too). I'm always on the hunt for those things.

Seeing that link being posted all around the blogosphere now, I'm surprised how many people don't know about pella culture, but I guess that's mostly a DJ thing. The best site is acapellas4u; they limit your downloads per month but their database is huge. (There's a trick to making your own; you take the regular version and the instrumental version of a song, and basically cancel out the matching stuff until you're left with the vocal and some background artifacts which are easy enough to fix in the mix)

I got an Alicia Keys one there a couple of weeks ago, and after listening to it a few times I thought, wow this woman is really good, I gotta do right by her on a remix (plus I find the original version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktUSIJEiOug) sorta annoying; it's like they just threw a loud kick drum over the top for club purposes, they didn't bother to sidechain it or make it fit all nicely in there)...a little wobblin' LFO wub-wub-wub dubstep bassline and 140ish tempo makes for a nice DJ tool. This field tested really well over the weekend so I'd love to share, and this is a good place to hide it, haha.

Dr J vs A-Keys -- No One Dub.mp3 (http://www.sendspace.com/file/thiukg)

This one goes out to everybody that was discussing teh Journey recently...you might recognize the piano part in this.  ;)

 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 29, 2008, 03:38:03 PM
song:  To Speak Of Love
artist:  Secret Hate
album:  2002 Sampler Cornerstone RAS
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 29, 2008, 05:28:34 PM
The Cars performing Candy O (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=115JvSqNwB4) live in Germany 1978.

Is it live or is it Memorex™?
Candy-O (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=115JvSqNwB4&feature=related), 1978.

TIGHT.

I guess my link was kind of obscure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 29, 2008, 05:33:44 PM
:lol: :rollin: :lol:

I totally missed it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 29, 2008, 05:36:06 PM
I don't know what the hell I was thinking when I did that.

It's an awesome video/performance.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 29, 2008, 07:30:22 PM
song:  Speaking Confidentially
artist:  Cowboy Junkies
album:  Buy Product 2 Compillation
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: anvil_parachute on January 31, 2008, 03:58:00 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414VNA1G03L._AA240_.jpg)
I remember buying this just for Secret Separation
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on January 31, 2008, 09:36:28 AM
I bought it for Sunshine in the Shade.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on January 31, 2008, 09:37:32 AM
 :(  I never bought it.  I do have the cassette single of "Deeper and Deeper", though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 31, 2008, 01:18:45 PM
I don't own that one and they do not reside on my iPod.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on February 01, 2008, 02:22:06 AM
Erykah Badu is back. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJt5ADHzIY)

It's a pretty cool video.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 01, 2008, 08:51:00 AM
:detta:

Where's she been?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on February 01, 2008, 11:13:56 AM
song: Transparent
artist: Quicksand
album: Slip
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 01, 2008, 01:46:14 PM
song:  This Side Up
artist:  Scream
album:  Still Screaming/This Side Up
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 01, 2008, 02:47:42 PM
song: Wanted Man
artist: Johnny Cash
album: Live at San Quentin
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 01, 2008, 04:08:51 PM
song:  I Saw Your Mommy
artist:  Suicidal Tendencies
album:  Suicidal Tendencies
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 01, 2008, 07:40:35 PM
Rainbow in the Dark came on the radio at work today :headbang:, so I turned it up, and FG said, "What is this, Incubus or something?"  I said, no, it was older than that, and she said, "What, like from the mid-90s?"

So I explained a bit (she never heard of any of it . . . including Black Sabbath . . . although she did, at least, know who Jack Black is), and when she heard the year, she got a look of distinct horror.

I said, "Listening to this apparently makes me old, but it won't actually make you old."

She said she liked the keyboards.  Ha!  That's exactly why Ronnie himself hated that song.

Truly, there is no sign of the morning coming.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 01, 2008, 08:11:11 PM
song:  Sex farm
artist:  Spinal Tap
album:  This Is Spinal Tap

Gettin' out my pitchfork
Pokin'  your hay
Scratchin' in your henhouse
Sniffin' at your feedbag
Slippin' out your backdoor
Leavin' my spray

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: anvil_parachute on February 01, 2008, 11:09:49 PM
Erykah Badu is back. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJt5ADHzIY)

I first read that as "Erykah Badu is black."

Thought maybe it was a video of her yelling at the movie screen at a theater or something.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 02, 2008, 06:52:55 AM
Truly, there is no sign of the morning coming.

There's got to be a morning after, if we can hold on through the night. We have a chance to find the sunshine. Let's keep on looking for the light.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on February 02, 2008, 08:06:15 AM
:stbm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on February 03, 2008, 02:29:26 AM
I'm hearing skunks either fighting or .. doing the other "f" word.
Got to be one of the weirdest noises ever. Except for possums hollerin.

Ugh. Gives me the wiggins.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on February 03, 2008, 04:26:21 PM
Friday night, fuck or fight!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on February 05, 2008, 08:43:46 PM
Matisyahu.

That song 'Jerusalem' is the fucking shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 05, 2008, 09:02:42 PM
I don't know Matisyahu, but you made me remember the Alphaville song Jerusalem, which I probably haven't heard since high school.

Standing on the empty bridge
Watching river's waves go by
Feeling mellow, lighting a cigarette
Silver moon floats through the night
Eris, princess of the isles,
Disperse your sparkling trace
Lead me on to the house of love
Where the gods may turn their eyes

To Jerusalem we pray,
It's time to meet you there
Let's take love to Jerusalem


Damn it, I need MP3s of everything I ever liked.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on February 05, 2008, 09:41:39 PM
I don't know Matisyahu, but you made me remember the Alphaville song Jerusalem, which I probably haven't heard since high school.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matisyahu

http://www.matismusic.com/

Hasidic Jewish hip-hop and reggae legend.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 07, 2008, 09:00:12 PM
Jimi Hendrix peforming for the FIRST time "The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COmTXAQKbc4)"
Recorded Stockholm, Sweden September 5, 1967.

This is a different sound altogether for this song. <3


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on February 09, 2008, 04:46:10 AM
I-64.
It's Saturday, people, GTF back to bed.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on February 12, 2008, 03:19:27 PM
Mad River's first LP. Audacious and timeless psychedelic hippy blues.

Makes me feel melancholy and very old.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 12, 2008, 03:44:53 PM
NASA TV. Very dull briefing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 12, 2008, 03:58:30 PM
song:  Psycho Therapy
artist:  Ramones
album:  Hey Ho!  Let's Go!--The Ramones Anthology

Damn you and your earworms :shakefist:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 12, 2008, 03:59:40 PM
 :P

One Rainy Wish
Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold as Love
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on February 13, 2008, 01:20:02 PM
I swear I keep revisiting this CD...

(http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/4885/r5343421193221540yl0.jpg)

Trojan Explosion (http://www.discogs.com/release/534342)

Amazing stuff. Mo take note...

It was in an issue of the British music magazine Mojo, something I would recommend to all of us to check out if you see it in a news store. Cool pictures, stuff I've never seen of our favorites and they really get into some obscure music that makes me go "wow."

Anyway, they put out a reggae comp a few years back and I played the everlovin' out of it. I just put it on again last night because I had "Easy Snappin'" going through my head, a track considered to be the "first" ska song...

I'd be happy to burn anyone a copy of it... 8)

I know I know, it's a bunch of old stuff. No triphop DJ action. But you can still dance to it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 13, 2008, 01:30:17 PM
Looks like a good one. I'd love a copy!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 13, 2008, 01:44:43 PM
I swear I keep revisiting this CD...

(http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/4885/r5343421193221540yl0.jpg)

Trojan Explosion (http://www.discogs.com/release/534342)

Amazing stuff. Mo take note...

It was in an issue of the British music magazine Mojo, something I would recommend to all of us to check out if you see it in a news store. Cool pictures, stuff I've never seen of our favorites and they really get into some obscure music that makes me go "wow."

Anyway, they put out a reggae comp a few years back and I played the everlovin' out of it. I just put it on again last night because I had "Easy Snappin'" going through my head, a track considered to be the "first" ska song...

I'd be happy to burn anyone a copy of it... 8)

I know I know, it's a bunch of old stuff. No triphop DJ action. But you can still dance to it.

Sounds interesting.  Since the weather up there is so extreme, I'd be glad to keep an offsite backup for you too. ;)

Oh and right now it's

song:  Fred's Song
artist:  Beefeater
album:  House Burning Down
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 13, 2008, 02:07:45 PM
"Trojan Explosion" -- heh. That led to some nervous moments for us in the past.

Song: The Mystery Music
Artist: Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins
Album: Dancing
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 13, 2008, 02:10:53 PM
song:  Touch Me I'm Sick
artist:  Sonic Youth
album:  Daydream Nation--Disc 2
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on February 13, 2008, 06:46:32 PM
Holy schnikies.  What on earth do you have to be doing to get a trojan explosion!?

 :shock:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 13, 2008, 06:50:50 PM
Isn't that a position like reverse cowgirl?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on February 13, 2008, 06:52:10 PM
Ivan's butthairs are way too long!   :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 15, 2008, 10:44:37 AM
In 1994, in a Stop & Shop in Framingham, MA, the muzak was 'stuck' and played a Country-Western song three times in a row.  I've had that #$@^@! thing stuck in my head ever since.  I've never googled it before, but I can't stands it no more!

It's The Other Guy, by the Little River Band.

Feh.

Well, I've had the whistling theme from American XXXcstasy stuck in my head since high school . . . and I sometimes start whistling it when I'm not paying attention, so I hope not a lot of other people recognize it.  At least I almost never find myself singing The Other Guy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 15, 2008, 02:16:19 PM
Not at all. Friend of mine had one. Designer of the neutron bomb. You ever hear of the neutron bomb? Destroys people - leaves buildings standing. Fits in a suitcase. It's so small, no one knows it's there until - BLAMMO. Eyes melt, skin explodes, everybody dead. So immoral, working on the thing can drive you mad. That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on February 19, 2008, 10:16:32 PM
Dengue Fever's One Thousand Tears Of A Tarantula.  This group has really been fascinating me lately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcdgLclFWOU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcdgLclFWOU)

From AMG:
It's left-field enough for a group of white musicians to cover psychedelic rock oldies from Cambodia, but finding a bona fide Cambodian pop star to front the band -- and sing in Khmer, no less -- is the kind of providence that could only touch a select few places on earth.

They make me dance funny.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 20, 2008, 06:42:27 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on March 07, 2008, 08:39:00 PM
In the car just now Triumph's Magic Power came on. I wanted to crank it up, roll the down the windows and sing/scream along at mortified passersby. Fuck, that's a great song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 08, 2008, 01:11:38 PM
The ex-manager here got me a CD called Heavy Nuggets:  15 Lost British Hard Rock Gems 1968-1973.  Best tracks:

Terry Reid - Tinker Taylor  (Does he mean 'tailor'?  Haven't listened closely enough yet to be sure.)

Mighty Baby - Egyptian Tomb

The Move - Don't Make My Baby Blue

Slade - My Life Is Natural

Warhorse - Solitude

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 10, 2008, 01:42:04 PM
Last week I started listening to all the Alternative Tentacles Batcasts (http://www.alternativetentacles.com/batcast.php), I 'm up to #049 5/31/07 now.  Lots of cool stuff.  Through these I discovered Blowfly (http://www.blowflymusic.com/) who I plan to go see on May 17th now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 10, 2008, 04:26:53 PM
I was looking for something else and ran across Roger Hodgson's Had a Dream, which I've had stuck in my head since I saw the video once on MTV back when the video was new.  I had no idea who it was by and couldn't remember any of the words, so that's a relief.

The video is . . . pretty whack.  (I'd link it, but the YouTube link I had doesn't work anymore, and YouTube is really slow for me right now.)  I had no idea it was by a dude from Supertramp.  Huh!  It's also more shrill than I remember, but what can you do.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on March 10, 2008, 07:37:19 PM
The ex-manager here got me a CD called Heavy Nuggets:  15 Lost British Hard Rock Gems 1968-1973.  Best tracks:

Terry Reid - Tinker Taylor  (Does he mean 'tailor'?  Haven't listened closely enough yet to be sure.)

Mighty Baby - Egyptian Tomb

The Move - Don't Make My Baby Blue

Slade - My Life Is Natural

Warhorse - Solitude

 :thumbsup:

That's some pretty obscure action. I swear I haven't heard a single track (http://www.discogs.com/release/1142097).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on March 10, 2008, 07:40:00 PM
Gutter Twins. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gutter_Twins)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on March 10, 2008, 08:30:27 PM
Well hell's bells.  I didn't know Greg Dulli was involved with that.  I'll have to check'em out.

:detta:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 11, 2008, 10:31:17 AM
Quote
I swear I haven't heard a single track.

You might think you recognize Tinker Taylor and Don't Make My Baby Blue if you heard them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 11, 2008, 11:53:59 AM
Austin Texas Punk Rock Podcast Episode 2
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on March 15, 2008, 12:17:30 PM
"Art of the Fly" by J.S. Bach  :eyeroll:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on March 15, 2008, 07:53:42 PM
Nina Simone's Sinner Man.  I love, love, love her piano playing on this track.   :love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSasf8GBfV4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSasf8GBfV4)

Throw your hands in the air!



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on March 15, 2008, 08:22:26 PM
Hot Jazz Saturday Night
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on March 15, 2008, 08:38:40 PM
Pavarotti and Friends on Italian television.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: suitep on March 16, 2008, 01:41:51 AM
Nina Simone's Sinner Man.  I love, love, love her piano playing on this track.   :love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSasf8GBfV4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSasf8GBfV4)

Throw your hands in the air!


I freaking love that song. But it reminds me of Jason Statham in Cellular.

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/102/jasonjd4.jpg)

 :lol: They played it in one scene.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on March 17, 2008, 11:48:41 AM
I had a chance to spin some vinyl Saturday night, and chose Sticky Fingers. So now all of a sudden Sister Morphine is my most favoritest song in the world, followed by Sway and Wild Horses.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on March 17, 2008, 03:31:00 PM
I've been there before, will definitely be there again. Love that Ry Cooder slide on SM. And the chilling entrance of the piano and Charlie Watts' drum smackdown. (no pun intended?)

And Sway very well might be my favorite Stones song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on March 17, 2008, 03:50:38 PM
And the chilling entrance of the piano and Charlie Watts' drum smackdown.

EXACTLY.

Or wait... What are kids saying these days?

Oh yeah...

THIS.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 17, 2008, 03:52:50 PM
The new Black Crowes and Gary Louris albums, two fine slabs of contemplative heartland honky-rawk.

Also, the new Portishead that still sounds like Portishead even without the spy-movie horn stabs and laconic scratching.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on March 17, 2008, 06:41:06 PM
Steve Miller's Fly like an Eagle begins with what sounds like a tornado siren. The key and "cycling" of it is exactly like one.
Didn't realize that until today when it was cranked at Fat Jimmy's. I thought they were testing the sirens. Mike was all like "No, that's 'E'"

Like totally.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 17, 2008, 08:08:54 PM
Holy crap, the Black Crowes are still a band?  I liked some of their stuff back in, what, the early 90s, but they always seemed the type likely to go out in a blaze of poorly managed drug habits, and I haven't heard anything about or from them in at least ten years.

Huh.  Do they sound kinda the same as they used to?


[/in his own gargantuan world]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 17, 2008, 08:26:13 PM
song:  The Vultures Ate My Ass Up
artist:  Wesley Willis
album:  Rush Hour
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 17, 2008, 08:53:01 PM
Holy crap, the Black Crowes are still a band?  I liked some of their stuff back in, what, the early 90s, but they always seemed the type likely to go out in a blaze of poorly managed drug habits, and I haven't heard anything about or from them in at least ten years.

Huh.  Do they sound kinda the same as they used to?


[/in his own gargantuan world]

Yes they do. This one sounds a lot like Amorica, which was my favorite of theirs.

The Crowes have had their ups and downs (those brothers seem to fight more than the Gallaghers and Davies-es) but they keep hanging around. The stuff they did with Jimmy Page was good.

The Gary Louris album sounds a lot like the Jayhawks.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on March 18, 2008, 10:59:21 AM
The new Black Crowes and Gary Louris albums, two fine slabs of contemplative heartland honky-rawk.

Also, the new Portishead that still sounds like Portishead even without the spy-movie horn stabs and laconic scratching.



Whoa.  There's new Portishead?  I was not aware of this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 18, 2008, 01:54:12 PM
Right now it's some conference call emanating from the Marketing Veep's office.
/me kicks hisself for not having charged the ipod.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: ivan on March 18, 2008, 02:16:38 PM
Ooooo, bummer.

Here, listen to some music (http://listen.bjradio.com.cn/yinyue/index.htm) courtesy of Beijing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 18, 2008, 02:17:20 PM
:shock: I'm listening to Purple Rain. Shaddup.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on March 18, 2008, 04:01:20 PM
All I remember about Amorica is the pubes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 19, 2008, 03:50:07 PM
Whoever's DJing on SubFM (http://www.subfm.com/) right now is rolling out a bunch of UK 2-step anthems, if you're nostalgic for the dance sounds of the early 2000s...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 19, 2008, 03:51:41 PM
song:  Rotten Banana Legs
artist:  Skankin' Pickle
album:  Sing Along With Skankin' Pickle
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 21, 2008, 02:04:59 PM
The Big Sleep (http://thebigsleep.net/). Damn, where have these people been all my life. They'll probably break up now that I've discovered them. Crap.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on March 21, 2008, 05:15:15 PM
They aren't playing up here anytime soon.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 05, 2008, 09:44:30 PM
The new Manson album is up now for free download. Charles Manson (http://www.limewire.org/zlatin/digg.html), that is.

Cory and them are kinda agged that it is released under a Creative Commons license.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 08, 2008, 06:11:03 AM
Soundpool (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=35662725) - Lush What Becomes You

I heard these guys on the radio yesterday for the first time. Some of their songs have got an interesting sound that reminds me of much older stuff - I can't really describe it. It's sort of a 60's sound that I've referred to before as an "end of the world sound" - it's sort of a sad, distorted synthesized string section sound.

Quote
Influences: Burt Bacharach, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brian Wilson, Cole Porter, Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto, Brazil '66, Stereolab, Air, New Order, My Bloody Valentine, Broadcast, Velvet Underground, Francoise Hardy, Mazzy Star, Sigur Ros, Slowdive, Psychedelic Furs, High Llamas, Elliot Smith, Yo La Tengo, Donna Regina, Joy Division, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, The Smiths, Prefab Sprout, The Breeders, Ladytron, Metric, Auburn Lull, Autumn Thieves, Boards Of Canada, Manual, Ulrich Schnauss, Ursula 1000, The Gentle People, Depeche Mode, Morrissey, Frank Sinatra, The Ramones, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Blonde Redhead, Magnetic Fields, Aluminum Group, Blondie, The Kinks, Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Bowery Electric, Galaxie 500, Sparklehorse
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 08, 2008, 03:53:01 PM
Wow.

I apologize though that I don't listen to half of the audio/youtube stuff here because it's a pain in the ass to listen to them. I need to get some speakers at least. Otherwise, I have to plug it through the stereo.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 08, 2008, 04:35:17 PM
You could get some earphone/plugs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 08, 2008, 05:15:18 PM
I know, I know, and I've got them here. I like to hear stuff externally.

I'm not even sure why I'm bringing this up, maybe I feel a little guilty. I guess you could call it a Bizarre Confession...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 08, 2008, 05:22:19 PM
I used to love headphones, but I really don't care for them anymore, so yeah, I understand.

I could probably steal you some speakers from teh computer graveyard at work. Nothing great though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 08, 2008, 05:30:55 PM
I used to like my crappy headphones, but then they died and I shelled out a bit more and got a set of Phillips mini headphones . . . which I hate like the plague.  The sound is nothing special.  They're uncomfortable to wear.  They have that asymmetrical cord design that isn't helpful and hangs far more weight from my left ear than my right.  And they are the most tangle-prone object I've ever seen, and that includes fishing gear.

I won't be buying Phillips again, anyway.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 08, 2008, 05:35:49 PM
ObTopic:  My brother has been playing a Vampire Weekend CD quite a bit, and it's weird and catchy.  A lot of it sounds kind of like if Paul Simon had done a calypso album right before Rhythm of the Saints.

And a cow-orker has me suddenly addicted to Jonathan Coulton (http://youtube.com/results?search_query=jonathan+coulton&search_type=), who's . . . sort of like halfway between They Might Be Giants and Fountains of Wayne, except that most of his songs have a nerdy sort of topic range (D&D, Dilbert, SF).  Lots of people make videos for his songs, often from WoW and the like, but my current favorite is the anime video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=5W_wd9Qf0IE) for his song Code Monkey.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 08, 2008, 06:36:18 PM
Soundpool (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=35662725) - Lush What Becomes You

I heard these guys on the radio yesterday for the first time. Some of their songs have got an interesting sound that reminds me of much older stuff - I can't really describe it. It's sort of a 60's sound that I've referred to before as an "end of the world sound" - it's sort of a sad, distorted synthesized string section sound.

I like'em.  If you're into that you'll probably like the High Violets too.

I was a shoegazer in the late eighties - early nineties though.  If I were to compare Soundpool to anybody, I'd recommend the band Lush.  They did it about fifteen years ago and they did it a little better.....Alllll ethereal and swirly and purty - like the Cocteau Twins with more crunch and less shimmer.

Of course, it was My Bloody Valentine that really defined the genre in the first place.  And they're legends as far as I'm concerned.

:detta:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 08, 2008, 06:49:46 PM
MBV makes me want to chew on my shoes, not gaze at them. They're pretty intense...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 08, 2008, 07:43:59 PM
Really?  I find them just simply lovely.

What beautiful noises.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 09, 2008, 05:30:19 PM
Thanks for the recommendations, MCF, I just checked out a couple of vids on youtube of Lush and teh High Violets, and yeah, right up my alley. I'm familiar with My Bloody Valentine (Only Shallow is on my list of favs on youtube, and it's also one of my fav band names) and the Cocteau Twins (not so much). I'm generally into harder stuff, but there's times when I need something like Stereolab (I've got several of their CDs). I guess I'm just an occasional shoegazer  :P
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 09, 2008, 06:21:56 PM
John Allison (www.scarygoround.com and the legendary Bobbins) is always talking up My Bloody Valentine, but I still haven't ever heard them.  Until recently, I never had a computer that would do multimedia much, but I'll go hunt 'em up on YouTube tomorrow.



Shoegazer?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 09, 2008, 06:27:20 PM
Quote
Shoegazer?

Yeah, I know, I think music critics came up with the term for singers who don't look up while performing. I don't think any of these bands really fit that bill though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 09, 2008, 07:48:04 PM
Oh wow. I always thought it referred to the listener.

There's a quip in Naked Lunch where Burroughs talks how   I could look at the end of my shoe for eight hours. I was only roused to action when the hourglass of junk ran out.  (http://www.yardbird.com/william_s_burroughs_deposition.htm)

Sometimes I get nearly that high smoking weed. Well, at least an hour's worth where I could easily shoegaze...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on April 10, 2008, 11:56:28 AM
I used to like my crappy headphones, but then they died and I shelled out a bit more and got a set of Phillips mini headphones . . . which I hate like the plague.  The sound is nothing special.  They're uncomfortable to wear.  They have that asymmetrical cord design that isn't helpful and hangs far more weight from my left ear than my right.  And they are the most tangle-prone object I've ever seen, and that includes fishing gear.

I won't be buying Phillips again, anyway.

They're all bad like that. I have some Sennheiser ones that sound awesome - but the cord rattles the insulators making them go  THUD THUD THUD every time I move. Fucking annoying.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 11, 2008, 06:51:57 AM
It's retarded.  I'd swear the headphones that came with my brother's original Walkman back in umpty-ump were better.

I hate the 'earbud' kind, though.  Frankly, I don't even like the word 'earbud'.  It sounds like a congenital defect that's corrected through cosmetic surgery.

They must have cordless headphones by now, hmm?  I probably couldn't afford any that I'd like, but it just occurred to me that they should have them by now.  Button capacitor or resonance BC power and Bluetooth or some such crap wireless system.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on April 11, 2008, 10:34:13 AM
I took a look at some sort of wireless headset for my new music phone just this last month.

Basically, if you don't want to be wired, there's bluetooth.

1) I really wanted just some small earbuds in just my ears (for under $100).  But everything still has a cord behind your head.  Stuff like this (http://reviews.cnet.com/headsets/jabra-bt8010-stereo-mono/4505-13831_7-32327768.html) was too big and geeky looking. This (http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/jaybird-jb-100-bluetooth/4505-7877_7-32786862.html?tag=prod.txt.7) is most what I was looking for, but is poorly implemented. This (http://www.cnet.com.au/mobilephones/accessories/0,239025938,339285664,00.htm) looks like the most-loved.

2) Then there's the classic earbuds with wires.  For bluetooth that means either a clip that goes on your clothes like a pendant, or a pendant that hangs from your neck.  I didn't think this made much sense, since if you're already wearing wires all over the place, you might as well just wear the other two feet down to the phone/ipod and get a perfect connection.  Some (http://www.pocketnow.com/index.php?a=portal_detail&t=reviews&id=675) examples (http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/sony-ericsson-hbh-ds980/4505-7877_7-32695530.html?tag=prod.txt.21).

3) Finally, if you don't care about size and are happy with the classic headphone style, you're pretty set.  There's just a myriad of models to choose from so you can buy a good set that has great sound, and they all are packed with features like being able to synch to your bluetooth phone, ipod, and PC.  This is definitely the way to go for home music/voip if you ask me.

Of course, wireless is only good if you're not catching interference.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 11, 2008, 01:18:39 PM
song:  Liquored Up
artist:  Southern Culture On The Skids
album:  Doublewide And Live
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 11, 2008, 08:25:51 PM
FUCKING. UNINTELLIGIBLE. AIRPORT. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Stoater on April 11, 2008, 09:25:16 PM
HRRFFFFBRRT BZZZRRT FRRRR RRRRRBRRRT BRRRTTTT!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 12, 2008, 07:02:30 AM
Like the Chicago airport's Tunnel of Garbled Doom!!!!?

Whoever is responsible for that one should be forced to live there.  It's incomprehensibly bad.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on April 12, 2008, 07:53:45 AM
Was (Not Was) on NPR.  Were they always that funky?  I might like them!

Why is it so hard for me to listen to music I've never heard before?  I like music to have a context maybe.  If I'm at your house I can listen to whatever.  I'm so weird.  I need to turn off all of the sound in my house and play 300 muxtapes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 12, 2008, 08:31:28 AM
We get to see Sweet Pea Williamson from W(NW) every time we see Lyle Lovett. He's one of the backup singers and is so cool. He always wears a snap brimmed hat and an Armani suit.

The More You Know...*shooting star*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 12, 2008, 08:34:38 AM
Angels and Airwaves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbcwlH-Qimk).

I know, I know, but it sounds great loud -- especially that song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 12, 2008, 11:35:44 AM
Was (Not Was) on NPR.  Were they always that funky?  I might like them!

Cool, yes, and you must!

*does the dinosaur*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 13, 2008, 08:58:28 AM
You WALK it. You WALK it. :fingershake:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on April 14, 2008, 08:40:12 PM
The Felice Brothers - S/T

A. A. Bondy - American Hearts

The Black Keys - Attack and Release

Dr. Dog - We All Belong

Also, devouring This American Life podcasts.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on April 15, 2008, 09:18:35 AM
Also, devouring This American Life podcasts.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 15, 2008, 04:40:17 PM
Song: Ethio Steppers
Album: Jungle Struttin'
Artist: The Lions

Abridged  :angry: samples: http://www.myspace.com/lionsbread

I heard this on the way home today. I've heard so much of this genre that I'm not easily impressed anymore. I found myself raising the volume over and over on this stuff though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 16, 2008, 09:58:42 AM
All the DDR songs were earworming me after playing it this much so I went and got the original songs...


The DDR covers are better.

Am I on the right planet?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 16, 2008, 10:48:52 AM
OK, who's this, really? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHjs-NiLsiQ#)

It's gotta be some of you people.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 16, 2008, 11:44:57 AM
You know what kills me? Every time I see a meme funneh like that, I think "boy that'd be a hilarious Halloween costume". And every time my husband says "but no one would get it". And he's right.

Someday we need to have a dress-as-your-favorite-meme party meetup. So we can geek out around other people just as geeked. Then all my hilarious plans of dressing people up like they're in the Yatta! video can be realized.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on April 16, 2008, 01:42:46 PM
:lol:


Edit: Just as long as there's no leap frog involved.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 16, 2008, 01:53:38 PM
Where is DM with that picture?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 23, 2008, 05:33:05 PM
song:  Ether
artist:  El Magnifico
album:  Insanimo Blastimo


Made me think of Nex for some reason...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 26, 2008, 01:35:39 AM
If anybody's up late:

Negativland did a rare show in Dallas this past weekend, and kickass local DJ Cyberina is playing the whole thing in its entirety on KNON (http://www.knon.org/) until about 2:20am Central. (eta: last segment playing now. I recorded what I could, because this is amazing.)

It was scripted to play out live like a radio show, some sorta experimental deal. Anyway, lettin' ya know!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on April 26, 2008, 07:37:13 AM
Last time I checked I had too much hair to be DM but I gots this:

(http://www.loggiaserena.com/Temp/elves.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 26, 2008, 04:16:04 PM
I'll upload that Negativland show sometime today if anyone is interested. Good stuff. Amazing to hear something like that on the airwaves in 2008 in Dallas.

(eta: here it is (http://www.sendspace.com/file/54z0f8). It's from a lo-fi stream, but it's the last hour or so.)

Paul Davis died. I did a Paul Davis Memorial Haiku at that other site. Feel free to add your own.

If it don't feel right
You can go, saith the Lord.
So Paul Davis did.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on May 03, 2008, 07:33:12 PM
It's been an unintentional Swedish day for me musically.

While I was out and about and just hanging with friends today, we were listening to Dungen.  I particularly like their video for Stadsvandringar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lazcRyy1jN8) because that captures the vibe we had on this lovely spring day - except we weren't skateboarding, and everyone kept their shirts on.

Tonight I've been playing the Swedish duo, Koop w/ Yukimi Nagano on vocals.  My favorite song of theirs is Come To Me, but just prior to posting I watched their video Koop Island Blues (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTTGX27fsA4) for the first time.

:shock:

Holy crap!  That video is steamy.  I don't think I can listen to Yukimi Nagano the same way ever again.

:knotty:





Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on May 03, 2008, 07:42:05 PM
Me either, and I don't think I ever heard her before.  That was reflectoraunchtastic.  Catchy, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on May 03, 2008, 07:52:21 PM
Paul Davis died. I did a Paul Davis Memorial Haiku at that other site. Feel free to add your own.

I'd rather do a Negativland haiku.

Jesus Christ Bono!
We don't threaten your profits!
So FUU2!




Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on May 03, 2008, 08:46:22 PM
And for the life of me, I've never heard of Paul Davis.

Sometimes I think I'm in an alternate universe alternate days.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on May 03, 2008, 09:55:02 PM
I don't think I can listen to Yukimi Nagano the same way ever again.

Naga.... Naga.... Not gonna look at her the same way anymore, anyway.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on May 03, 2008, 10:04:58 PM
And for the life of me, I've never heard of Paul Davis.

Sometimes I think I'm in an alternate universe alternate days.

Oh sure (http://youtube.com/watch?v=yHN3X6tFqAw) ya (http://youtube.com/watch?v=h2lSIwlF1to) have (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_L886mjb0O8).

He's probably got at least one song on your torture tape :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on May 03, 2008, 10:11:49 PM
My, that's some smooth music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on May 03, 2008, 10:19:56 PM
Yeah, I figured I knew who he was and was just blanking, but actually I've never heard any of those before.  I must've heard something by him, though.  My mother listened to AM Gold and had all the K-TEL smoove LPs like Horizons and Songbird and all that.

The Related Videos for those are full of stuff I remember, but just not the Paul Davis stuff.  Weird.

Now I have to go listen to America, and I was supposed to be packing boxes for moving.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on May 03, 2008, 10:29:17 PM
 :lol:

Hahaha, Postie. I totally forgot about that one.  I thought I Go Crazy was his only hit I knew.

Wow.  Stop the yacht, I'm getting off.

(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6883/yaughtcy3.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on May 03, 2008, 11:36:35 PM
heh, yes very yacht rock-y. Those were more optimistic times, I suppose.

I saw America in concert a couple of years back, and they rocked pretty hard in an America sort of way.

I'm sort of bummed about finding out our deal was canceled so late tonight or else I would have went to see Kanye.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on May 03, 2008, 11:50:15 PM
I've got a buddy who's a total yacht rock freak and he doesn't even know it.  He knows I like metal so he'll play shit like Poison (though usually it's more like Huey Lewis).  I just don't have the heart to tell him. 

And he plays America's Ventura Highway (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnhKcCwZwl8) all the time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on May 04, 2008, 03:13:29 AM
He knows I like metal so he'll play shit like Poison (though usually it's more like Huey Lewis).

That just made me laugh so hard.

 :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on May 04, 2008, 08:36:22 AM
I'd generally rather see or hear Huey Lewis.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on May 04, 2008, 04:25:28 PM
Sad Kermit rapes and pillages Elliott Smith. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oEYMGL0ZtA&e)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 05, 2008, 07:09:27 PM
Sad Kermit rules!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Wintermute on May 05, 2008, 11:25:14 PM
Has anyone heard of these guys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq3Jh4KMA84) yet?  They're really good.

Also, these guys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_81l4DXlwM&feature=related) too.  Goes great with a little GTA4.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on May 06, 2008, 07:12:48 AM
I get the feeling Forget Cassettes sounds way better live than in those vids.  Promising, but amateur phone video isn't going to do them justice.

One of my cow-orkers listens to Gogol Bordello a lot.  It's OK, but the Kaki King videos he plays are the :trance:  It's not always music I'd want to listen to an album on a long drive, but watching her play it is kind of hypnotic.

Um . . . Playing with Pink Noise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbJnwk3GBiM).

I think it says a lot about the guitar as an evolved instrument.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Wintermute on May 06, 2008, 10:56:47 PM
I get the feeling Forget Cassettes sounds way better live than in those vids.  Promising, but amateur phone video isn't going to do them justice.

One of my cow-orkers listens to Gogol Bordello a lot.  It's OK, but the Kaki King videos he plays are the :trance:  It's not always music I'd want to listen to an album on a long drive, but watching her play it is kind of hypnotic.

Um . . . Playing with Pink Noise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbJnwk3GBiM).

I think it says a lot about the guitar as an evolved instrument.

That's the best one youtube had, unfortunately.  The real deal is amazing, great progressive guitar work, lots of tension/release.

And Kaki King reminds me of Keller Williams.  A lot. (that's a compliment)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on May 07, 2008, 07:56:41 PM
B.O.B. "Haterz Everywhere We Go" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=S9IHiLeDRRw) has been out for a minute, but they're just now making the video and pushing it nationally.

I know Southern crunk rap isn't necessarily everyone's favorite, but c'mon this one's catchy. I dedicate it to everyone here that's having problems with haters.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 08, 2008, 02:36:48 PM
The samples from the Robin Kessinger/Kate Long new CD.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on May 13, 2008, 08:16:40 PM
I love her so much. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT57BmjW1Tg)

She's right in my wheelhouse -- especially here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSvgAlH_bRU&feature=related). She's like the second coming of Joan Jett.

Hubba hubba.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on June 02, 2008, 03:57:02 PM
Gonna raise hell
Gonna raise hell
Gonna raise HELLLLLLLLLL
:headbang:

I wonder how often Robin Zander lost his voice?

Back in th' day, in a band called Dashboard Buddha, we covered "Auf Wiedersehen" and my voice was always trashed by the end of it. 'bone was probably luruking in the shadows of the Crossing that night...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on June 02, 2008, 04:46:07 PM
I remember that band, but I don't remember the cover.

I'm sure it was stellar.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on June 03, 2008, 05:57:54 PM
Brian and Tay do the Pork and Beans acoustically. (http://www.ejb.com/video/18480/Tay_and_weezer.html)

Shockingly, it's awful.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on June 03, 2008, 06:37:34 PM
** I mess up the lyrics to sound cool

 :rollin:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 04, 2008, 11:23:45 AM
The Roches, Keep On Doing.  Man, they can be funny and depressing at the same time.  Albeit kinda shrill, although I think that could be fixed with proper studio whatnot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on June 04, 2008, 01:40:44 PM
The Roches, Keep On Doing.  Man, they can be funny and depressing at the same time.  Albeit kinda shrill, although I think that could be fixed with proper studio whatnot.

Robert Fripp certainly "fixes" Terre Roche's voice on the track Exposure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S6emOWreUI). I can't even tell it's the same person. Fantastic scream.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on June 04, 2008, 01:51:10 PM
Sirius.
Walk, by Pantera.

 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Fucking WORD.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on June 04, 2008, 06:30:19 PM
Sirius.
Walk, by Pantera.

 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Fucking WORD. HOSTILE!

:headbang: :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on June 09, 2008, 05:21:41 PM
B-sides and Rarities by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Fucking awesome.

Lots of weird tortured acoustic-y stuff...

Right now it's his percussive chain-gangy version of "Black Betty."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on June 09, 2008, 06:05:08 PM
Ah, great album!  I like What Can I Give You? and Shoot Me Down.

I'm also digging everything I've heard so far on his new CD.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on June 11, 2008, 09:22:19 PM
The new Al Green.

It's take-a-break-from-washing-dishes-to-slow-dance-with-your-lady-in-the-kitchen-on-a-wednesday-evening good.

Soapy.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on June 11, 2008, 09:44:05 PM
...and Jose Gonzalez In Our Nature.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 25, 2008, 03:29:25 PM
"Tell Me How My Ass Tastes" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=gCMuAIqcD4w) is easily the best track Shaq's ever done.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on June 25, 2008, 04:30:34 PM
Hysteria.  Is it hot in here or is it just me?  *fans self*  Chair dancing is an excellent workout!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Wintermute on June 29, 2008, 12:15:41 AM
Sirius.
Walk, by Pantera.

 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Fucking WORD.

NO WAY PUNK!

I heartily recommend Megadeth - Cryptic Sounds.  All instrumentals, all metal. 

\m/
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on June 29, 2008, 07:55:34 AM
Local H's cover or TV on the Radio's "Wolf Like Me." (http://www.ronnysweet.com/localh/Local%20H%20-%20Wolf%20Like%20Me.mp3)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Irish on June 29, 2008, 11:46:36 AM
A Fine Frenzy

She's gorgeous and talented. Not really fair.

You Picked Me

and all I can say
is you blow me away

like an apple on a tree
hiding out behind the leaves
I was difficult to reach
but you picked me
like a shell upon a beach
just another pretty piece
I was difficult to see
but you picked me,
yeah you picked me


Near to You

He and I had something beautiful
But so dysfunctional, it couldn't last
I loved him so but I let him go
'Cause I knew he'd never love me back

Such pain as this
Shouldn't have to be experienced
I'm still reeling from the loss,
Still a little bit delirious

Near to you, I am healing
But it's taking so long
'Cause though he's gone
And you are wonderful
It's hard to move on
Yet, I'm better near to you.

You and I have something different
And I'm enjoying it cautiously
I'm battle scarred, I am working oh so hard
To get back to who I used to be

He's disappearing
Fading suddenly
I'm so close to being yours
Won't you stay with me
Please


(http://www.seatwave.com/FileStore/SEASON/IMAGE/a-fine-frenzy_002236_1_MainPicture.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 30, 2008, 03:06:40 AM
Entered into the record here too:

Doctor J Presents: MIGHTY DUB POWER (http://www.mixeeba.com/index.php?m=w1St)

Something to chill by, big riddims for summer. If you like the reggae styles then you should be ok with this one :D

Slow and Deadly - Fragile
Polizia Dreadlock - Tryptomatik
Youth of Today - Horace Andy (Suspect rmx)
Soundguy Target/2 n a Q - Rusko
Spiff - Sub lo Matic
Walk Rastafari Way - DJ Cosmos
What We Need - Dub Sync & Zion Train
Strawberry - GW Knight
Ghost Town - Rossi B & Luca
Ghost Train - Two Oh One
Under the Dancing Feet - Clouds feat. Tiiu
Free di Herds - Don Goliath
Kromestar Alton Ellis - Rude Boy Luisao
Ing - Mungos Hi Fi (Pon Chalice rmx)
King Tubby Tribute - Cautone
Hail the King - Stivs & Ed Cox

I like the Fine Frenzy girl because she looks like a redheaded Paris Hilton (it's more apparent in the videos).


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on June 30, 2008, 06:44:29 AM
How fortuitous that I happen to have the MP3 player and the USB cable with me today!

Except that we have some psycho new removable hard drive encryption program on the network now and I haven't had the nerve to test it yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Irish on June 30, 2008, 09:52:42 AM
I like the Fine Frenzy girl because she looks like a redheaded Paris Hilton (it's more apparent in the videos).

How dare you compare her to her!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 30, 2008, 11:06:24 AM
Well, I do like her album a little better than Paris Hilton's.

Paris has some catchy tunes, but nothing as memorable as that "goodbye my homeless lover" song.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 30, 2008, 11:16:31 AM
I'm listening to a string of Dr J mixes. Woot! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 30, 2008, 11:22:56 AM
Yay!  :headbang:

Hopefully people enjoy this new mix. It's pretty rasta for a white guy, haha.

(I played like three hours of this stuff at that festival so folks were asking for a mix of the style. It's at 256kbps 'cause picky musicians are picky. "Ewww, just 128?")

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 30, 2008, 11:27:57 AM
Your host has hella fat pipes, though. I didn't notice any kind of painful download time. :jam:  :afro :jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 30, 2008, 11:48:20 AM
Ah yes, the Mixeeba. It's new and it uses the bigass Tumblr-style fonts so I figured it'd be aight  :thumbsup:

Plus I doubt they have a lot of traffic just yet, which always helps...

 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on June 30, 2008, 12:01:52 PM
Yay!  :headbang:

Hopefully people enjoy this new mix. It's pretty rasta for a white guy, haha.

(I played like three hours of this stuff at that festival so folks were asking for a mix of the style. It's at 256kbps 'cause picky musicians are picky. "Ewww, just 128?")



Ewww, 256?

Lossless 4 life!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 30, 2008, 12:12:42 PM
Conversely, it is frowned upon in the scene to make your mixes 320s or FLACs or whatever, because supposedly then people can just cut it up and make high quality versions of the tracks. It does matter to the bottom line more I guess, since most of this stuff is only pressed in runs of 500 to 1000 (although in this case many of the tracks were promos so it shouldn't matter as much). In any case, erring on one side or the other with regard to bitrate is seen as sort of a party foul. 192/256 appears to be the accepted standard in promotional mixes for this brief moment of time, though.




Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on June 30, 2008, 04:35:17 PM
Well, I suppose I can understand that from a protection standpoint, but personally I think it's the wrong attitude.  I mean, I'd think the other people in the scene are going to support other sceners by paying for the CDs and not redistributing other peoples' work.  So all that serves to do is stop the people who really appreciate the music from getting to fully appreciate the music.  It's the same sort of thing with copy protection: anybody who wants to get around it can, so the people who end up suffering are the real customers who don't.

The audiophile community (and I agree with them) has wanted nothing to do with any of the lossy formats for years now.  Mp3 compression was popularized back when A) everyone was using 56K modems or worse, and B) a big hard drive was 10GB.  Now days, you can dl a song in 10 seconds and you can buy storage for 200 songs for fifty cents, so the need for compression is all but gone. 

But more importantly to the audiophiles, generational loss is devastating in terms of non-reproducible recordings, so the practice is completely frowned upon.  If I get some mp3's of a concert from you that you got off the soundboard, and I want to burn them to a CD so I can listen to them in the car, the mp3 -> wav conversion ends up with some crappy cuts and lots of white noise.  Then my hard drive gets erased (:eyeroll:), and now I want mp3s back on my computer.  Now I'm converting back to mp3 and the quality gets cut again.  The only way to prevent this generational loss (soundboard -> mp3 -> wav -> mp3 -> etc) is to never use lossy formats in the first place.  Admittedly, this really isn't a big deal when dealing with standard CDs because you can always go buy a new one and start over.  But it's a huge deal when dealing with Pink Floyd's 06-28-1970 show "Stamping Ground" at the Holland Pop Festival; Rotterdam, Netherlands of which there is only one known recording, but since it got passed off from hand to hand and converted repeatedly over the years, it's now in bad shape.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 30, 2008, 04:48:19 PM
Sure. I'm talking more the DJ and electronic music community than the audiophile community, though. Both certainly have their quirks.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on June 30, 2008, 05:12:37 PM
I know.  Different POVs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 01, 2008, 08:49:29 AM
I wouldn't listen to Paris Hilton music for fear of getting ear scabies.  Possibly brain scabies.  Woman's like extremely wealthy roadkill.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 03, 2008, 01:34:47 PM
Mixeeba added browsing and charts (http://www.mixeeba.com/browse.php). My mix is currently at #10. woohoo!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 03, 2008, 04:53:02 PM
It's Number Nine Now.

Highly enjoyficated it on the way to my last campout a couple days ago. :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 03, 2008, 04:59:20 PM
Yeah, I was just about to say... #9.

Your host has hella fat pipes, though. I didn't notice any kind of painful download time. :jam:  :afro :jam:

I wish I could download pron that fast  :P

I was getting like 780kb/sec.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 03, 2008, 05:26:58 PM
Thanks y'all! Yeah it's up on the Myspace now so I guess that gave it a little bump. I like this Mixeeba site so far; we'll see how it does when the traffic gets a little bigger. They're adding all sorts of crap to it as they go. It's still in the larval stages.

Oh and speaking of mixes, I have to bring The Hood Internet vs. Chicago (http://www.thehoodinternet.com/2008/05/hood-internet-vs-chicago.html) to your attention. It's a funky mashup mix kind of thing I've really been digging. Check out this tracklist, I think that's just about everybody from the Chi except maybe Urge Overkill and the Ides of March:

1. Intro
2. Pro Nails Forever (Kid Sister vs Walter Meego)
3. Frog Minutes (Shawnna vs LMNOP)
4. Cakeicide (Hollywood Holt vs Prairie Cartel)
5. Juke And Pop (Mic Terror vs Green Velvet)
6. Superbowl Jesus (Kanye West + 1985 Bears vs Wilco)
7. Trenchache (Juice vs Liz Phair)
8. 80s Problems (Tha Basix vs Mahjongg)
9. When Baby Mamas Collide (Qualo vs Chin Up Chin Up)
10. Simple X-plosion (Diverse vs Andrew Bird)
11. Your Love Iz What It Iz (The Cool Kids vs Frankie Knuckles)
12. Sisters Of Chicago-Rillas (Rhymefest vs The Changes)
13. I Ain't That Bowie (Twista vs The Sea And Cake)
14. Hay Electric (Crucial Conflict vs Reds and Blue)
15. Watch My Big Feet Jump (Dude N Nem + Twista vs Office)
16. Ten-Day High (Do Or Die + Kanye West vs Tortoise)
17. Eatchyo Stigmata (Yea Big + Kid Static vs Ministry)
18. Smash That There (Yung Berg vs The Smashing Pumpkins)
19. Stages Of Standby (Psalm One vs Kleenex Girl Wonder)
20. Can You Eat Some More Heavy Fists Of Love? (Kanye West + GLC vs Bumps + Terminal 4 + Big Black)
21. I Used To Love The Blue Line (Common vs Bang! Bang!)
22. I Gotcha Trees (Lupe Fiasco vs May Or May Not)
23. What Chu Like, Old Mare? (Da Brat vs Sleep Out)
24. Kells-Tone For The Painfully In Love (R. Kelly vs Casiotone For The Painfully Alone)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on July 03, 2008, 05:50:34 PM
 :lol:

Dude, you're so fucked up!  That's awesome, but no Cheap Trick?

I'm sure as hell glad to see Tortoise, and Sea & Cake on that list though.

Ok.  I'll be out for awhile.  Gone Listenin'


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 03, 2008, 05:54:56 PM
:lol:

Dude, you're so fucked up!  That's awesome, but no Cheap Trick?

I'm sure as hell glad to see Tortoise, and Sea & Cake on that list though.

Ok.  I'll be out for awhile.  Gone Listenin'

As a past resident of Chicago, I've always thought of Cheap Trick as more of a Rockford band  ;)

Anyway, these guys did a really good job with this.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on July 03, 2008, 06:39:20 PM
What I'm not listening to is my MP3 player, which seems to have shat itself.  I'm down to "reload OS" and "reformat all" as my other options have done absolutely nothing.

And I left the power cord at work.  Brilliant!

ETA:  The good news is it only takes me that long to run to work and back.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on July 03, 2008, 09:10:32 PM
My tears slowly making their way down my non-functional-MP3-player-owning face.   :cry:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 03, 2008, 09:24:02 PM
You can get a 1-2 gig  (or memory card based) cheapie mp3 player for like twenty bucks or so these days. I got one on sale for $15 USD at Newegg awhile back.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on July 03, 2008, 09:46:34 PM
 :D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 03, 2008, 10:24:46 PM
What?? You don't have a Louis Vitton iPod with a Pellegrino dispenser, Post Doesn't everyone?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 03, 2008, 11:40:28 PM
My tears slowly making their way down my non-functional-MP3-player-owning face.   :cry:

Wait. You can hear them? Oh yeah, must be they're sizzling on account of all the hotness.

 :googily:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 03, 2008, 11:41:43 PM
I'm listening to KTMS 990 "Talk AM" listing the neighborhoods to be evacuated for the 124th time.

On my hand-cranked radio. :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on July 04, 2008, 01:27:43 PM
My tears slowly making their way down my non-functional-MP3-player-owning face.   :cry:

Save them!  Tears of failed hardware owners are almost as delicious as the tears of children.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 09, 2008, 05:48:07 PM
Wow I found a Youtube of Graham Parker doing Behind the Wall of Sleep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bOBOhZYXBM&feature=related) with the Smithereens.

From some MTV Unplugged or something back in the 80s...

Dude has one of the coolest voices in rock. Bar none.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 09, 2008, 11:54:04 PM
ooooo SMITHEREENS

man.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 10, 2008, 12:10:55 AM
blue period, black comedy, such a joke I've played on me
I let you go and now I know a world of uncertainty

now I think about the days when I let you down in so many ways
that's the time I want to cry and the time I wonder why and pray

my apathy is tragedy - I'm content to stay inside
this emptiness is killing me, I can run but I can't hide

and you loved me all along when I always did you wrong
that's the time I can't forget and it fills me with regret - always

when you think that you have won then your heartache's just begun

blue period, black comedy
love's a clown - now laugh my way
I think of you much more than I'd ever be willing to say

now I don't want to pretend I was glad to see us ending this way
that's the time I want to cry and the time I wonder why and pray

blue period - I'm looking for someone who is just like you
to help end this blue period
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 10, 2008, 12:12:22 AM
I'll put that one on my breakup mix theme. DONE
hah.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 10, 2008, 12:14:58 AM
oh totally. 

Blood and Roses (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PmZ17qihREo)

(wow I didn't know they did a vid with van Damme (http://youtube.com/watch?v=P12PaUWYMSE))



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 10, 2008, 12:39:59 AM
Ha! Time won't let me! Great cover.

Well hell yeah, I'm a big Smithereens fan, but I had no idea that they knew Graham Parker or that he was a fan of theirs or that they made music together. On MTV, no less...where the hell was I?

I haven't heard their completely faithful rendition of "Meet the Beatles" they put out this year. That's pretty weird, doing a whole album like that in tribute from start to finish. ???

On the whole though, I'd say DeNizio writes too many depressing songs, but this is my favorite Smithereens song:

House that we used to live in (http://youtube.com/watch?v=AQ6roTyXbK0&feature=related)

Kind of REM-ish...Love the melody and the guitars...

They were one of those "almost famous" kind of bands. Just didn't quite hit the mark in terms of stardom as they should have.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 10, 2008, 08:49:05 AM
The Smithereens were popular when I was in school in Boston.  They did a concert there, though, and everyone I knew who saw it came away with one impression . . . that the band lectured the audience too much for having terrible taste in music and not knowing what rock'n'roll really was.  Apparently they launched into a couple of tirades between sets.  :shrug:


Yesterday was Lee Hazlewood's birthday, which is traditionally observed here at the shop, so we had him (and, usually, Nancy Sinatra) on YouTube most of the day.  Then PG found a cover of Summer Wine by The Corrs and Bono.

Which had me thinking . . . do you think Bono showers with sunglasses on?  I bet he does.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 10, 2008, 12:13:11 PM

Yesterday was Lee Hazlewood's birthday, which is traditionally observed here at the shop, so we had him (and, usually, Nancy Sinatra) on YouTube most of the day. 

WTH for???

Quote
Which had me thinking . . . do you think Bono showers with sunglasses on?  I bet he does.

(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5067/governorbono2qadh5.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 10, 2008, 03:52:32 PM
Oh and this song totally kicks ass. A Pr0tland band, The Thermals. From their album "Fuckin' A" from about 4 years ago.

Kind of sounds like the Pixies on this one. Turn it up!

God and Country (http://youtube.com/watch?v=T99UxNt6tJc)

Oh it was the only vid I could find of it. Kind of a ridiculous visual, if you ask me. I would have preferred CNN over motocross...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on July 10, 2008, 06:21:18 PM
Oh!  I remember the Thermals from their song No Culture Icons  (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Cf5wlXR9q3c)a few years back.  Good band!  I should have known they were from the PacNW.




Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on July 10, 2008, 06:37:34 PM
Whid's post made me go searching for Blue Rodeo doing "God and Country," which is as appropriate now as it was during the Oliver North mess it was written about, but I couldn't find it.

I did, however, find "Diamond Mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6lNVWM_3ko)," which'll always do in a pinch.

On a related note, I'd give a nut to be as talented and cool as Jim Cuddy. So would Watson, I just know it.

*album available neyah (http://lix.in/-2c48c7)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 11, 2008, 09:49:56 AM
Quote
WTH for???

Lee Hazlewood was ironic.  So, frequently, was Nancy Sinatra.  If you watch their videos, it's pretty easy to see that they're amusing themselves and making some money, end of story.  Lee was very misunderstood, which probably suited him just fine, but how can you hate a guy who cowrote the Peter Gunn theme and whose last album was called Cake or Death?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 11, 2008, 10:39:51 AM
I'm listening to the Mighty Dub Power mix by Doctor J and the funky fella crew.

Mon.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 11, 2008, 01:32:09 PM
Yeah that stuff'll rope you in...good jorb.

And wow, I did not know that about Hazlewood.  He worked with Duane Eddy too on "Rebel Rouser"  any my favorite "40 Miles of Bad road" (which sounds like he was listening to "That'll be the Day")...How do you "co-write" an instrumental? What parts did he come up with?

He looked a lot different than I imagine. I think of some B-movie western dude with a mustache when I hear him sing.

The story is that Gram Parsons signed on to his label in 1966, the album went nowhere, and when he joined the Byrds and recorded "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" Hazlewood snapped into Legal Action Mode and had Parsons' vocals erased from the album. Class act there, Lee.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 12, 2008, 01:08:20 PM
I never heard the Gram Parsons story before.  Huh.

Lee looked more like the guy in a 70s porno where you think, 'He doesn't really look like a porno actor.  Well, except for the mustache.'
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 12, 2008, 06:27:31 PM
I'm listening to the Mighty Dub Power mix by Doctor J and the funky fella crew.

Mon.

woohoo! thanks  :thumbsup:

It looks like we're starting a weekly here in one of the local clubs, beginning next Thurs. I didn't even know the people, they found me. They want to bring an electronic music night to the area. It might be kinda fun.  :dance:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 15, 2008, 12:29:41 PM
Masterful Seattle pop...

The Doll Test (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=12391364)...

Saw 'em on the 4th.

Edit: this gig is a good chance to catch up on a lot of stuff posted in this thread...:detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 16, 2008, 01:36:01 PM
And I can't believe I never got into Green on Red. (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=77985173)

Seriously, where the hell was I in the 1980s?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 16, 2008, 07:42:40 PM
song:  Paranoid
artist:  Black Sabbath :jam: :headbang:
album:  We Sold Our Soul For Rock And Roll
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 16, 2008, 07:44:25 PM
I know that things are going wrong for me . . . .

People always think I don't, but I've always known.  They do not listen to my words.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 16, 2008, 07:46:47 PM
song:  The Dangling Conversation
artist:  Simon and Garfunkel
album:  Parsley Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

gotta love the shuffle feature on the iPod
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on July 16, 2008, 07:55:29 PM
Gotta love the Simon & Garfunkel library.

:love:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 16, 2008, 11:45:42 PM
I asked for that Black Sabbath album for Christmas one year. A fitting introduction to the band...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on July 17, 2008, 03:24:19 AM
OMG, someone on Ebay is selling the record I've been looking for for the last ten years....

K-tel "Rock 80" (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ebayisapi.dll?viewitem&item=110270090804)

Yes, I know that I can recreate the song list from my CD collection, but I want to relive that feeling as a 13 year old of holding the jacket while I listen to the songs coming off the vinyl...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 17, 2008, 11:06:40 AM
Man, that's got some great stuff on it...:detta:

Ian Gomm, Nick Lowe and Sniff'n the Tears...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 17, 2008, 11:26:53 AM
I have most of that on vinyl.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 18, 2008, 10:20:54 PM
Today I was cleaning - and whenever I'm cleaning down in the basement I keep playing Manu Chao. If I play the albums all the way through, it doesn't do much for me, but some of his songs are SO catchy for me that I play them over and over again.

Me Gustas Tu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzgjiPBCsss)
Desaparecido (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2W4wglPW2c)
Me Llaman Calle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzZWXUfIyIs)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 20, 2008, 05:50:48 PM
Catching up on some freaky newish bands I've been missing. KEXP (http://kexp.org/home.asp)'s been broadcasting the Pitchfork Music Festival.

I Wiki'ed one of particular interest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Savy_Fav) and the article's credibility was called into question because of too many  peacock terms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Avoid_peacock_terms)...:lol:

First I ever heard of them. Maybe I was asleep in class that day...

Edit: Oh. They aren't that new. :whatever:

First I ever heard of them. Maybe I was asleep in class that day...

Anyway, the dude from Les Savy Fav (http://youtube.com/watch?v=AwTneU3WaB0) is a total freak. He gets the flag.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 21, 2008, 07:36:00 PM
thought y'all might like this:

"my collection of recorded 78 rpm records"
http://78records.cdbpdx.com/
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on July 21, 2008, 09:37:47 PM
Holy crap!

:shock:

Nice find, hajen.

:thumbsup:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 21, 2008, 11:52:00 PM
Wow that's like opening the Mummy's tomb!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 22, 2008, 05:14:12 AM
Excellent!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on July 23, 2008, 07:51:11 PM
Bloc Party is my new boyfriend.

Hunting For Witches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2EkcT9q28Q)
The Prayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8oRFcA0mFM)
Helicopter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R6S5CJWlco)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on July 23, 2008, 08:17:56 PM
I have most of that on vinyl.

I used to have quite a lot of it on vinyl (including that record), but like much of the cool stuff I had in high school and college, it all managed to walk away from whatever roommate laden party pad I lived in at that time.

Fortunately a lot of that stuff has been recovered via garage sales. And i like the price tags much better -- 50 cents to $1 a record.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 23, 2008, 10:01:33 PM
Cheap vinyl rules.  8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 24, 2008, 08:39:23 AM
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Cheap vinyl rules.

Sounds like conditions being set for slutty strip poker.



Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 24, 2008, 11:08:57 AM
The house prefers Naugahyde...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 24, 2008, 01:50:58 PM
For father's day the wife bought me a usb turntable.  Now I just need to find the time to rip all my vinyl.  Haven't found any time yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on July 28, 2008, 08:55:07 PM
Have we said Helio Sequence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helio_Sequence") yet?

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on July 31, 2008, 08:53:39 PM
Sa Dingding's Alive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPIBXhrC1yo).

A beautiful, musically adventurous woman.  A Chinese Bjork.

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9967/sadingding01xn2.jpg)

:love:




Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 06, 2008, 08:57:24 PM
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6653/doctorjzj2.gif)
:detta:

Quote
Thanks for tunin' in, y'all...
:galm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on August 07, 2008, 05:04:17 PM
obvious mistakes in musical recordings? (http://ask.metafilter.com/98555/I-went-out-to-see-if-I-could-fall-in-love-again)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 07, 2008, 05:09:18 PM
Kind of lame examples.

All you have to do is listen to early Stones albums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 07, 2008, 07:07:07 PM
song:  Sergio
artist:  Revolting Cocks
album:  Linger Fickin' Good
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 07, 2008, 07:52:47 PM
Kind of lame examples.

All you have to do is listen to early Stones albums.

Heh. Early?

My favorite gaffe is the fluffed last note of "Rock and Roll." Totally wrong, YET totally right. Page is such a control freak you know he would have wanted to change it but I'm sure the others were like NOOOOO KEEP ITIDONWANNADOANOTHERTAKE. It's wonderful.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 07, 2008, 08:23:15 PM
:galm: at least the Stones had knobs and filters the producers could twiddle for their later stuff.

But pretty much every time Keith plays, 9 times out of ten it's out of tune. Even better odds if it's a 12-string.

And listen to "It's All Over Now" you can hear Charlie Watts lose it going into the second verse. Probably more rare as he's usually on it.

I'm sure I could think of more. I can't say I listened that closely to that many songs in the thread.

For me usually it's more of a "hey they're out of TUNE" thing more than actual fuckups on the recording.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 08, 2008, 08:40:37 AM
I've pretty much given up on Pandora.  It never actually plays what I tell it I like, except for one or two tracks on each station that it plays over and over and over.  Instead, it's constantly, endlessly playing stuff it thinks is like the stuff I said I wanted to hear, and Pandora's trolls and I just don't have similar tastes, clearly.  Plus, it always seems to only have the lamest albums by any group I actually want to hear.  It requires constant supervision or else it starts playing track after track that I can't stand.

I made a Junk station, at one point, just for dumping tracks I didn't want to hear, but I can't train the stupid thing.  They should've modeled it after MovieLens instead.  Much simpler system that produces much better results with far less input by employees who have to be paid.

Good idea, lousy execution.  Maybe someone will replace it with a better version soon.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on August 12, 2008, 12:06:41 AM
I Lived on the Moon The key change about a third of the way through gets me every time.
http://www.videology-tv.com/viewclip.php?id=79
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 12, 2008, 05:14:54 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 16, 2008, 08:05:39 PM
Andy Williams Music to Watch the Girls Go by (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBb5y8IHAtE)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on August 16, 2008, 09:03:09 PM
Great stuff, mo!

You just reminded me of Bruce Springsteen's Girls In Their Summer Clothes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7g7-lL6cQU).  I'm not a Springsteen fan, but damn, that tune is Beach Boys good!  What a great summer song, and come on, us guys know exactly what he's talking about.

Oh, and speaking of Andy Williams, lately I've been digging the English Beat's 1980 cover of his Can't Get Used To Losing You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjk0E9ZT3ZA).

Wheeee!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 17, 2008, 06:49:06 AM
Oh, and speaking of Andy Williams, lately I've been digging the English Beat's 1980 cover of his Can't Get Used To Losing You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjk0E9ZT3ZA).

I love that song. Not so much the lyrics, but that melody is sooo 60's. A perfect song for the English Beat to cover.

I can't believe it's Andy Williams. I kind of hated Andy when I was a teenager, because he was so wholesome and he was my parents' music, but as a singer, it's pretty much impossible to deny his talent and contribution to music.

Andy Trivia:

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His 1967 recording of "Music to Watch Girls By" became a huge surprise UK hit to a new young TV audience, in 1999, when it reached #9 after featuring in new TV ads for the Fiat Punto, (beating the original peak of #33 in 1967). A new generation was reminded of Williams' recordings and a sell-out UK tour followed the success of the single, and he was given the nickname "The Emperor of Easy" in the UK.

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Williams appeared on an episode of 1950s panel game show What's My Line as a mystery guest. He stumped the panel of his identity by concealing his voice. The panel thought he was a female.

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In the early 1970s, when the Nixon Administration attempted to deport John Lennon, Andy Williams was an outspoken defender of the Beatle's right to stay in the United States.

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The Simpsons featured Andy at his Moon River Theatre in an episode titled “Bart on the Road.” Nelson Muntz is an Andy Williams fan, and in the episode he forces the gang to make a detour to Branson so he could see his idol. The bully is reduced to tears as Williams performs “Moon River” during the second encore.

According to Wikipedia, Renegade Soundwave covered Can't Get Used To Losing You. I'd like to hear that  :hmm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 17, 2008, 06:52:45 AM
Oh, and I can't pass The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTNpaaPHENE) without posting it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 18, 2008, 11:22:38 AM
Great stuff. I recall after a good bowl or three the lyrics start(ed) sounding like "Meet her in the bathroom."

At least to some people.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on August 18, 2008, 12:06:51 PM
 :lol: :lol:

I love that song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on August 19, 2008, 06:02:48 PM
Barracuda.

Because this has been one of those days that absolutely demands that song.  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on August 19, 2008, 06:57:07 PM
One of my all-time all-star faves, mang.  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on August 25, 2008, 02:21:49 PM
Back when Worldwide FM was still on the air, on Monday afternoons they'd play all reggae and roots music, something I always looked forward to and enjoyed.

Nowadays, the station where I do my weekly show has some cats that come in right about now and drop it like that as well, which is awesome. Knighthood and Sun of Selah on sub.fm (http://www.sub.fm) for the next coupla hours, representing the riddim culture quite nicely.

Also: Erykah Badu joined My Morning Jacket onstage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp_faxeZ4CI) at their gig in Dallas over the weekend. Is there an American band kicking any more ass right now than MMJ? (Admittedly I didn't like their latest album as much as the last few, but I'm sure I'd dig it more hearing them play it live)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 25, 2008, 02:47:14 PM
Is there an American band kicking any more ass right now than MMJ?

No.

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(Admittedly I didn't like their latest album as much as the last few, but I'm sure I'd dig it more hearing them play it live)

I heard some of their live stuff from the Pitchfork and I assume a lot of it must have been new. Verrah nice.

Did you see I'm Not There (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368794)?

Jim James is in the Basement Tapes facet/fantasy scenario/whatever and he does an outstanding version of Goin' to Acapulco (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnVVKANqP3s) with Calexico...

One of my favorite Dylan songs by a good country mile...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 25, 2008, 05:47:23 PM
Heard, uh . . . well, this guitar-and-drum business came on the radio, and it had some snazz to it.  I thought, 'This might be the White Stripes,' and it was.  The song wasn't really going anywhere, though . . . and then he started singing.  Sort of.  Bad, forced, mailed-in.  Eh.

Then I caught some of the words, and . . . it's a version of Black Jack Davy.  Not the Stripes' best work, though, by any means.  It's kind of like they'd written half the music for a song but didn't know what to do with it, and then they saw the lyrics to Black Jack Davy somewhere but didn't know what the tune was, and they figured 'Hell with it!'

The result is kind of painful to listen to, though.  Start again.  It's just one of those songs that's better with the melody still in it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 25, 2008, 05:56:49 PM
They're hit and miss. The problem is that Jack White and his "sister"/ex-wife is a one trick pony with boundaries.

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGt-_IUc5BA) is the White Stripes I will always picture and hear...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 25, 2008, 06:21:49 PM
I haven't heard too much from them, but I hadn't heard anything bad by them before.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on August 25, 2008, 08:52:42 PM
I was a bit of a Meg basher before I saw them live. If you just listen to her drumming, there's not much that's very special. But if you see them live, you understand that there is more there -- an electricity between her and Jack that's absolutely undeniable. You saw a little flash of it in that performance, at about the 3:30 mark, where she has her head down but looks up at him while mouthing the words. There's an incredibly sexual energy, and the back and forth between them is absolutely enthralling.

Of course, he's a lightning bolt all by himself, and I'll admit to a serious man-crush on him. But I've seen him play twice with the Stripes and twice with the Raconteurs, and while he's been fantastic every time and the Racs are something very special, there's just something about the Stripes that you can't take your eyes off. In 20 years, the Goats will be very proud to say that their first concert was the White Stripes (and the Greenhorns, who became the Raconteurs).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on August 26, 2008, 10:19:59 AM
obvious mistakes in musical recordings? (http://ask.metafilter.com/98555/I-went-out-to-see-if-I-could-fall-in-love-again)

(Yeah, I'm behind.  Get over it.)

There's a vocal fuck-up in "Revolution" that has bugged me forEVER.  I think the last word of the line is "evolution" but someone sings a "-stitution" word over it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 26, 2008, 11:52:30 AM
Not surprising since Lennon sang the vocal lying down on the floor.

You don't suppose he indulged a little...? :batteyes:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on August 26, 2008, 11:55:34 AM
How does the fact that he was lying on the floor make that not surprising?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 26, 2008, 12:56:52 PM
From what I hear he was taking, lying on the ceiling might've been more expected.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on August 26, 2008, 01:13:56 PM
How does the fact that he was lying on the floor make that not surprising?

Well he could have been standing straight up, sipping off a glass of orange juice after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on August 26, 2008, 01:20:04 PM
"The Beatles were so fuckin' high, they let Ringo sing a few songs. Tell me they weren't partying. 'We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine' ...do you know how fuckin' high they were when they wrote that? They had to pull Ringo off the ceiling with a rake to sing that fuckin' song. John, get Ringo, he's in the corner. Ooh, look at him scoot, grab him! Hook his bellbottom, hook his bellbottom! He's got a song he wants to sing us. Something about living in a yellow tambourine or something. Ringo, Yoko's gone, come down, we can party again!"

-the Prophet (soon to be played by Russell Crowe. I just don't know what to think about it)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Psidefect on August 26, 2008, 02:32:48 PM
How does the fact that he was lying on the floor make that not surprising?

Well he could have been standing straight up, sipping off a glass of orange juice after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance...

It's all so clear now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on August 26, 2008, 09:03:57 PM
That wretched rock and/or roll.

That contribution to teenage delinquency and decline of American values...

Bill Haley and the Comets' Razzle Dazzle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gv5GQk80DM&feature=related)!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on August 27, 2008, 10:10:58 AM
Estelle's album kicks ass.

No Substitute Lover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMwcYw7WeGY)

nice George Michael nod in the cadence of the lyrics (as well as "Substitute Lover" of course; Father Rodigan (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=99186067) plays this one a lot. If I live that long I hope I'm at least half this cool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR0oQwrlZD8))

(eta: wrecking the soundclash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLFY60ucg9k), boooooom! can't believe I haven't made a Rodigan post yet)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 31, 2008, 10:40:14 AM
On the We Play Whatever radio station (the best radio station around here, alas) this morning, on the way to work, they played Return to Innocence, so I'll have THAT stuck in my head all day (hey-a-hey-a-hey, a-hey-a-AAAAA).

But then the DJ said, "This next one has always been one of my favorite romantic songs."

And it was . . . Carly Simon singing The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be.

OK.  I always liked that song.  But, um, not so much with the "romantic".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on August 31, 2008, 04:43:15 PM

Put a Donk On It! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckMvj1piK58)

This is a prime example of what they call "Scouse House"

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on August 31, 2008, 08:55:59 PM
New TV On the Radio -- Golden Age (http://www.minneapolisfuckingrocks.com/mp3/Top%20Ten%20August%2031/TV%20On%20The%20Radio%20-%20Golden%20Age.mp3).

I love these guys. "Return to Cookie Mountain" is one of my favorite albums ever. The new stuff sounds like they're taking David Bowie's influence to heart, and maybe listening to some early-era Prince as well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on September 02, 2008, 06:21:00 PM

Joe Nice is rollin' out some Baltimore club on gourmetbeats (http://www.gourmetbeats.com/?page_id=31) right now.

(He actually is nice. Plus he can throw!)

oh and it's .ram so ya gotta have teh whidplayer, or equivalent.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 03, 2008, 12:40:26 PM
Every time Innocence Mission says lakes of Canada, I expect them to say horn of Africa.

I could not say why.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 05, 2008, 04:14:34 PM
song:  We've Got A Bigger Problem Now
artist:  Dead Kennedys
album:  In God We Trust Inc.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on September 05, 2008, 07:11:30 PM

new Zonday track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3IF4oZHtY4)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 05, 2008, 07:28:09 PM
Chase that dream, Tay!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 08, 2008, 04:51:23 PM
I <3 this Sonny J song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d4L4hiSHNw). The video kicks ass too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 08, 2008, 05:28:33 PM
Very retro obscuro soul with a Spike Jonzish/Rodriguezy vid. :detta:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on September 08, 2008, 06:10:52 PM
Ooh yeah that is indeed kick ass. Good find on the artist too; I thought I was keeping up well enough with the big sounds in the UK (with occasional sidetracks to stuff like Junior Spesh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnICCeTYkic) and what not). But then I've been busied up just staying fresh with one subgenre lately, haha.

Here's a semi-oldie but still goodie you might enjoy, Michel Gondry pon de buttons: Lucas with the Lid Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5HOsnq_2j4)



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 08, 2008, 06:24:11 PM
That's a very revolutionary video/sound, looking back...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on September 08, 2008, 06:32:19 PM
Yes totally. Before that, nobody was really making grime tracks where they rapped about chicken dinners...

oh.

Yes then, the Lucas vid. Actually I was reminded of it when watching Be Kind Rewind, hehe. Agreeance, it certainly does hold up well. I dunno what happened to Lucas himself after that; he just disappeared like Rimbaud, or the DeFranco Family.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 08, 2008, 06:41:34 PM
Junior Spesh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnICCeTYkic)
:eek: Yeah, alright, that's pretty hardcore. I understood about 10 words.

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Michel Gondry pon de buttons: Lucas with the Lid Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5HOsnq_2j4)
  :thumbsup: Kind of reminds me of Art of Noise for some reason.

I caught the Sonny J song on the college station on the way home from work today. I've heard it maybe once before, but it's one of those songs that's instantly memorable. I looked up the video when I got home. There's a couple more on there that are pretty interesting.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 09, 2008, 12:52:22 PM
*hmof* on a Mancini haze (fog?) at the moment.

Actually, it's pretty hard to fall asleep to this, it's so peppy. Someone slipped the benzedrine in the goofballs...

My mom had this album, I think it's ingrained in my DNA. Great stuff.

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/3889/frontblogdr8.jpg)

BONUS:

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/6486/frontblogqy6.jpg)

WOW, I've never even heard this one...

:shock:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on September 09, 2008, 08:13:46 PM

Joe Nice is rollin' out some Baltimore club on gourmetbeats (http://www.gourmetbeats.com/?page_id=31) right now.

Baltimore club?  I'm so unhip it's a wonder my bum doesn't fall off.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on September 09, 2008, 08:35:15 PM
B-more club (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_club) is similar in many ways to the old Miami booty bass style.

It's based off those same two James Brown drum licks upon which many genres are built ("Funky Drummer" and "Think")

Here's some guy doing a minimix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjsPrMBc4fE) on the Youtubes. I especially like the "Din Daa Daa" remix in the middle (They used to play Din Daa Daa on MTV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCcJl5aUYnQ)? wow) and of course "The Percolator" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMEDZnM_TZE)! I used to sing that one all the time back in my office droid days, when it was my turn to make the coffee...it's time for the percolator, it's time for the percolator...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on September 09, 2008, 08:44:18 PM
Thong th-thong thong thong!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on September 09, 2008, 09:03:34 PM
Holy crap!  I used to play the Din Daa Daa 12" at the record store I worked at when I was eighteen.  That was back in '88.

You just brought back some memories.

edit:  Ectasy was still legal back then, remember?



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 10, 2008, 12:49:41 AM
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and of course "The Percolator"!

I was expecting this percolator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_HN_3ulO9M).  :P
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on September 10, 2008, 08:04:39 AM
They play "The Percolator" at all the NA dances.  I didn't realize it was homegrown goodness.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 15, 2008, 10:59:24 AM
All Pink Floyd, today.

Richard Wright (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm) now playing the great gig in the sky.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on September 15, 2008, 11:22:27 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on September 15, 2008, 11:31:57 AM
SO made me listen to the new Metallica song. He swears it's ripping off Echo Beach. I can hear it but I dunno...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 15, 2008, 11:37:53 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Fucking wow.  I even heard that song on the radio this weekend...must not have been listening closely...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on September 15, 2008, 11:00:23 PM
All Pink Floyd, today.

Richard Wright (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm) now playing the great gig in the sky.

Yeah.  I'm completely bummed.  Apart from McCartney, Wright has been the other HUGE influence on my piano playing.  I don't have enough words.

 :(


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 16, 2008, 12:01:59 AM
Remember a Day (http://zsokabelyeg.uw.hu/music/Pink%20Floyd%20-%2002%20-%20Remember%20A%20Day.mp3) is tops...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on September 16, 2008, 01:37:15 PM
My boss's boss, the controller, has "I Kissed a Girl" as her ringtone.  She said her 11-year-old son set it.  Her phone rings 87,423 times a day.  GAAAAAAH
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 16, 2008, 01:47:18 PM
Don't worry, maybe she'll get sent home with mono...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 18, 2008, 09:18:39 AM
Motown, today (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7622644.stm). :cry:

The hell is going on this week!?!?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on September 18, 2008, 10:51:15 AM
(http://www.rathcoombe.net/horror/bramstoker-dracula.jpg)

Take me away from all this death.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 18, 2008, 01:42:10 PM
You gotta go sometime... :shrug:

Mention their impacts on society while they're still alive, and it'll do you no harm...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on September 20, 2008, 01:33:01 AM
Just watched a DVR of Arcade Fire on Austin City Limits.  Crazy but...Wow!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 20, 2008, 05:59:49 PM
A link over on Frak made me end up here -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WYq3iON8KQ&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WYq3iON8KQ&feature=related)

With all due respect to the kids who graffiti-ed in favor of Clapton, Townshend is god.

(yeah, yeah -- a pedophile researching god, but god nonetheless.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 21, 2008, 06:58:06 PM
Oh yeah, that's from the Secret Policeman's Ball -- fantastic show
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pdrake on September 22, 2008, 05:02:41 PM
stuff you should know podcast.

it's a podcast from the website "how stuff works".

sometimes it's interesting.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 29, 2008, 12:36:36 PM
DSOTM. TGGITS.



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Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 29, 2008, 12:52:49 PM
That's no...regular voice.

:worship:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 02, 2008, 11:23:44 PM
Ian Dury & The Blockheads' Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBLeVcP_JQg).

Did this actually come out in '77?  If so, it's definitely going on the 75-79 mix.

Surprisingly, this song has held up well.




Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 03, 2008, 08:39:51 AM
Take your city ways ... throw them out the window ...

Yes. In the mix.

"Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick," though, nope. ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 03, 2008, 12:38:31 PM
Hot Chip. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-r9jm5g3WU&feature=user)

And by the way, has anybody heard that latest Killers bullshit -- "Are we human or are we dancers?" That's got to be the worst lyric I've ever heard. I thought they had bottomed out at "I got soul but I'm not a soldier," but they dug through the floor for that one. And local radio here is playing it like it's the second coming of "Thunder Road."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on October 03, 2008, 12:39:08 PM
That song blows.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 03, 2008, 12:40:22 PM
I'm just going to confirm that you're aware that I love you, right?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 03, 2008, 12:50:05 PM
Also lovin' The Kooks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMO3iLq_kAU) again right now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 03, 2008, 12:59:12 PM
Kinda Cure with a kick, without all that gothy stuff...more guitar.

My first impression, anyway. I'm sure there are more obvious comparisons. Catchy, though... :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on October 03, 2008, 04:11:42 PM
holy crap. via Beatport:

(http://www.beatportal.com/uploads/news/1223083381_frankieknucklesst.jpg)

Frankie Knuckles, a DJ who inspired millions of people to dance to house music, has had to have his leg amputated due to complications from diabetes.

Reports on the web suggest that Frankie Knuckles is in recovery after the operation, and messages of support from fans are being posted on forums as you read this.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 03, 2008, 06:01:01 PM
This isn't my favorite genre of music, but I really like the way these guys do it.  :thumbsup:

Common Market - Trouble Is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEC82Y15yJQ)

www.myspace.com/commonmarket
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on October 07, 2008, 05:55:51 PM
Oh ok, followup: Frankie Knuckles corrects forum rumours (http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=9766)

So it was his foot a coupla months ago, from a bone disease stemming from previous injury. He sounds kinda pissed about it, but at least he's reminded while he's still here of how much he is appreciated by people all over the world, in the manner usually reserved for after someone's demise.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 10, 2008, 12:12:04 PM
OMFG,

I was listening to the Maximum Rock and Roll Radio podcast yesterday and I they played Satanic Threat (http://www.myspace.com/satanicthreat) Guilty of Hating Christ a parody of Guilty of Being White by Minor Threat.  Fucking brilliant!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 10, 2008, 05:19:32 PM
I've been listening to a lot of dubstep lately. Hey: doctor's orders.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on October 11, 2008, 03:46:28 AM
I've been listening to a lot of dubstep lately. Hey: doctor's orders.

heh heh. Yes, just doin' my job  ;) There's so much going on within the style these days too; the dubbed out stuff that sounds like reggae with bigger basslines, the hard tech-y bangin' stuff, the stuff that's sorta like 2-step garage with some of the beats taken out, the trippy "meditate on bass weight" stuff that I didn't care for at first but is now becoming a personal favorite, etcetc.

I just got asked to play a Samhain/Halloween event involving the same folks and location of that summer solstice party earlier this year, and the guy playing before me is one of the best DJs ever IMHO, a hard-working local house music legend who is also an intensely nice gent (we even brought him here to P-town for a show back in the day), and I'm told that he's doing a dubstep set as well, which came as a complete surprise to me that he's even working in the genre (his current weekly in the D is all minimal, or "mnml" techno). So I'm totally stoked for that, I mean between the two of us that's gonna be four hours of straight wreckin' shop right there. Haha, imma have to step my game up a little tho :headbang: At any rate, it's further proof that the style is spreading...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on October 11, 2008, 06:10:41 AM
Been listening to these guys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Pm5NC3OZI) a lot, and I'm smitten. Going to see them in November with Rise Against.

So solid. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgWzOElhs0w&feature=related)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 11, 2008, 10:33:57 AM
Is anyone listening to "Death Magnetic"?  (Which seems, by the way, to be a truly dreadful album title, unless I'm missing something.)  The DJs around here say they like the album, but they're only allowed to play one track, which even they say they don't like, The Day That Never Comes, which I would rate higher than an SNL parody but below a Mad TV parody.  It's pretty godawful.

I don't think I've liked anything they've done since the black album -- actually, I can't even think of anything they've done since then, at the moment -- although the whole Napster thing didn't sway me.  It does seem like they should have split up close to fifteen years ago, though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 11, 2008, 11:49:56 AM
Oh, also, I never need to hear that Ween "Fancy Pants" song again.  Ever.  :eyeroll:

There's so much smartass klever Isn't This Cute alternative music out there.  Let's deal that one to the bottom of the deck and just play something good instead.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 17, 2008, 01:06:59 PM
I'm listening to some newish Glen Phillips stuff. And feeling trepidation. Glen had a bad fall onto a breaking glass tabletop (http://www.glenphillips.com/page16/page16.html) and severed some nerves in his left arm. He's had surgery to repair it, but he's off the axe for a good long while that could include forever. Very sad, he's a wonderful guitarist.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 18, 2008, 10:17:05 AM
WHY THE @#$! DO PEOPLE BUY FURNITURE MADE OUT OF GLASS?


I will never understand this.  But I'm a form-follows-function person.





It kills me ten times more when someone on Star Trek (et al) gets thrown through a glass window or coffe table and gets badly hurt.  What, you're still using regular glass?  Makes me half-expect an epidemic of scurvy on the Enterprise

But seriously.

'I just love your coffee table!'

'Yes, but be careful with it, or it'll kill you.'
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on October 18, 2008, 11:58:49 AM
It kills me ten times more when someone on Star Trek (et al) gets thrown through a glass window or coffe table and gets badly hurt.  What, you're still using regular glass?

It's cheap.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 18, 2008, 12:37:52 PM
I used to live in a house with a couple roommates and a glass coffee table.  Roommate number two was hanging a picture in the living room and when he was done asked, "how do you like that?"

Then he casually tossed the hammer on the coffee table without thinking.  It shattered.

The other roommate and I just stared at him.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 18, 2008, 01:37:16 PM
:shock:  Remind me not to invite him over.  I don't want people casually throwing hammers at my furniture.  I'm not all prissy, but I'm particular that way.


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It's cheap.

Dude, Star Trek is a materials utopia.  By Next Gen, they literally make whatever you want out of nothing -- for free -- and a century earlier they had transparent metals. 

In the here-and-now, tempered glass is NOT cheap.  Holy crap is it not cheap.  It is retardedly expensive.  A lot of people like the way it looks (and, hey, you like what you like), and it's not like using plain glass, at least.  But if I were going to have a tempered-glass-topped coffee table, it would have to have a surface at least 2" thick, and preferably 4".

That said, I really like the recycled-glass kitchen countertops.  They're not entirely practical, but they're thick enough to be as safe as granite, say.  Unfortunately, they also cost even more than granite, say.  Glass certainly has its uses, and I don't miss the days before window glass was cheap, but still.  I didn't even like Crystal Pepsi.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 18, 2008, 01:58:15 PM
Now I'm thinking about countertops made of recycled Crystal Pepsi.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 19, 2008, 10:32:53 AM
I'm sure they still have warehouses of it somewhere.

When I was a kid, we talked about going to Arizona (or wherever it was) and digging up all those ET Atari cartridges to build a boat out of them.  Because, you know, who else has a boat like that?




OK, I was a weird kid, and so were my friends.  But we were thinking!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 20, 2008, 03:33:40 PM
this (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7679934.stm) is making me want to listen to some Dead Kennedys.

Nazi popes, nazi popes, nazi popes, FUUUCK OFF!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 20, 2008, 06:33:10 PM
Still listening to the Mike Watt Podcasts, I'm up to 2006-4-22
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 21, 2008, 03:44:01 PM
I love the sound of breaking glass...deep into the night...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on October 21, 2008, 09:09:10 PM
Been listening to the Watt podcast too.  Thanks for that heads up.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 22, 2008, 12:55:55 PM
No problem.  I'm in total :love: with this
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on October 22, 2008, 04:02:48 PM
I'm listening to A Momentary Lapse of Reason.  God, I love "Learning to Fly" and "On the Turning Away".

I don't know why I have a 30 gig iPod.  I only listen to Floyd, Cake, Sarah McLachlan and Nirvana.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 22, 2008, 04:19:38 PM
I like A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.

Whereas The Final Cut was a Roger Waters solo album with Pink Floyd as the backup band, Momentary was a David Gilmour solo album with Pink Floyd as the backup band.  I thought it was a fair trade.

Didn't like The Division Bell at all though.  Too bland.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 22, 2008, 04:27:40 PM
"On the Turning Away" has to be about Waters leaving the band, I don't care what critical doggerel or in-depth interview actually supposedly reveals about it...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on October 22, 2008, 04:30:40 PM
Didn't like The Division Bell at all though.  Too bland.

The Division Bell grew on me, but I didn't like it much at first for the same reason.

Their best work is still that four-album arc of Meddle -> Dark Side -> Wish You Were Here -> Animals if you ask me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on October 22, 2008, 04:32:46 PM
I moved on to Wish You Were Here.  Maybe I'll get adventurous and listen to one of the other 2,000 artists after this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 22, 2008, 04:35:00 PM
"On the Turning Away" has to be about Waters leaving the band, I don't care what critical doggerel or in-depth interview actually supposedly reveals about it...

Pfft. All Pink Floyd songs after 1969 were about Syd.

Their best work is still that four-album arc of Meddle -> Dark Side -> Wish You Were Here -> Animals if you ask me.

I would have to agree with that, despite my reluctance to play faves ;) The Wall is iconic to, ah, my generation, but despite the Grand and Glorious Concept and one or three kick-ass musical bits it's not as good as those four priors.

And right now I'm listening to Primus. Go figure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: bit zero on October 22, 2008, 04:42:38 PM
Get Gilmour's "On An Island" solo album.  Actually, get all three of them...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 22, 2008, 04:53:42 PM
I still prefer The Wall over Dark Side of the Moon.  I admit this puts me in a small group, and that I often find I don't like most of the other members of that group . . . .
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 22, 2008, 05:02:37 PM
The Wall doesn't come off as self-contained as DSOTM, although you could argue the tunes and the arrangement are more effective and up-t0-date.

Meddle is my favorite because it isn't the bombastic over the top production their later albums are and yet the songs are all well-done. You're not going to find another song like "San Tropez" anywhere else, and "Echoes" is tops.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on October 22, 2008, 05:14:59 PM
I really like the Division Bell, but that might be attributed to the fact that is the only concert of theirs that I have seen.

Turning Away is one of my faves, slightly below Learning to Fly and Dogs of War.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 22, 2008, 05:16:02 PM
I'm liking this discussion.

I find Animals the most guitar driven album, and I've been turning back to it most recently.

Ultimately, I'm a sucker for the first album because I'm such a Syd fan.  Check out In London 1966-1967 if you get the chance.  Just absolutely wonderful.

And if Meddle strikes your fancy, don't overlook Obscured By Clouds.  They hadn't quite found their post-Barrett voice yet, but it's still good.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 22, 2008, 05:32:07 PM
Obscured by Clouds has the blueprint going for DSOTM with "Free Four." The rest of the album is a little too soundtracky, not that it's a bad thing, but it doesn't have the pop song boundaries that could have made it a successful album. None of their albums after Syd made a decent showing on the pop charts until DSOTM, though. Guess that's the cool thing about being a cult band in the British isles...

Haven't heard the Division Bell, but only because I figured I wouldn't like it. The best Floyd has Waters' lyrics, Syd blasphemy aside. Animals is their last album as a focused group, though Waters was definitely taking over with the subject matter.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on October 22, 2008, 05:44:49 PM
The Wall doesn't come off as self-contained as DSOTM, although you could argue the tunes and the arrangement are more effective and up-t0-date.

Meddle is my favorite because it isn't the bombastic over the top production their later albums are and yet the songs are all well-done. You're not going to find another song like "San Tropez" anywhere else, and "Echoes" is tops.

I'm always back and forth between DSOTM and Meddle as my favorite.  "San Tropez" was their one allowance for the jazz fans of the group to have their way entirely, and I'm glad they never did that again.

I'm liking this discussion.
I can talk Floyd for hours.

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Ultimately, I'm a sucker for the first album because I'm such a Syd fan.  Check out In London 1966-1967 if you get the chance.  Just absolutely wonderful.

And if Meddle strikes your fancy, don't overlook Obscured By Clouds.  They hadn't quite found their post-Barrett voice yet, but it's still good.

I like Obscured By Clouds a lot, much better than More as far as their soundtrack albums go.  They used to play songs from both quite a bit in their old shows FYI.

I was never a massive fan of the Syd days.  I'm not turned off by The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and I like it if I'm in the right mood, but I appreciate it more for being able to see shades and suggestions of what was to come than for what it was itself.  I've been known to put on Piper and after listening to "Astronomy Domine" as "Lucifer Sam" kicks in I suddenly find myself not in the mood and skipping forward to "Interstellar Overdrive" to finish off the disc before putting on Saucerful of Secrets.  I liked SoS way more than Piper.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 22, 2008, 05:54:56 PM
Get Gilmour's "On An Island" solo album.  Actually, get all three of them...

Gilmour's solo albums are awesome.  About Face has some fantastic songs as well as Pete Townshend and Stevie Winwood playing on the tracks.  My only qualm with it was it was so poorly recorded.  It's sounds muddy, and I've love to hear a remastered version.  It's long overdue.

Incidentally, you can hear some great Gilmour guitar on surprisingly, Paul McCartney's Flowers In The Dirt and even better - Give My Regards To Broadstreet.  Gilmour plays a fantastic solo on "No More Lonely Nights."





Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 22, 2008, 06:03:30 PM
There's a lot of stuff today (like the trailer for Milk that's circulating) that's making me recall high school. This is a big one, and a good one.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 22, 2008, 06:14:00 PM

Their best work is still that four-album arc of Meddle -> Dark Side -> Wish You Were Here -> Animals if you ask me.

Agreed, although there's at least one song I like on every album from 67-77, and even a few tunes from The Wall, but a lot of The Wall depresses me. I haven't run across anything since The Wall by them that I could really get into, but I haven't listened to all of it either, so maybe I'm missing something. I love Gilmour's style, so maybe I should look into his solo albums.

I've had Shine on You Crazy Diamond as an earworm a lot lately. It's that "Remember when you were young... dow dow dow dow dow dow..." part. Unfortunately, I've only got it on vinyl, and I can't get it as loud as I want without getting feedback.

I'd kind of like to make a top 10 song list, but I'd get boggled down with it and spend days trying to decide.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 22, 2008, 06:22:44 PM
You mean a top ten Pink Floyd song list?

I don't know how'd that be possible.  They're such an album oriented group.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 22, 2008, 06:29:58 PM
Well, you could have Side 1 of DSOTM as one song, and Side 2 as another ... ;)

EDIT: OMG does that even mean anything any more?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 22, 2008, 06:36:44 PM
Well, you could have Side 1 of DSOTM as one song, and Side 2 as another ... ;)

EDIT: OMG does that even mean anything any more?

Remember when you were young...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 22, 2008, 06:38:49 PM
You mean a top ten Pink Floyd song list?

I don't know how'd that be possible.  They're such an album oriented group.

Well, they'd be long songs, but yeah, that's ok  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on October 22, 2008, 06:39:48 PM
Yes. because "Great Gig In The Sky" is so ... final sounding. It caps off the first five songs. Then "Money" starts and it's a totally different mood, which is jarring after the first five songs flowed into each other, so it signals another unified group of five songs starting. You can take my word for that, I never had a record player, I did have tapes, but almost all my music from the time I first got into music (about 13) has been on CD. And my Dark Side album is a CD which is one of the first CDs I got (another of those first CDs was The Wall, btw).

I think of Dark Side as "two sides".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 22, 2008, 06:41:45 PM
I think of The Wall as four sides.


Oh, by the way.  Speaking of four sides, has anybody ever listened to Ummagumma all the way through in one sitting?

That album is.... difficult.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 22, 2008, 06:49:01 PM
Oh hell yes, I have listened to all of Ummagumma in one sitting. Sobriety was not a part of that equation, though. Strobe lights were. And "... man, if we only had a laser, this would be great, man"

I think of Dark Side as "two sides".

Whew! OK that works then. You ... never had a record player?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on October 22, 2008, 06:50:33 PM
That's just crazy.  I had a record player.  McDonald's used to give out books on records.  I had Gremlins.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 22, 2008, 06:54:31 PM
Oh hell yes, I have listened to all of Ummagumma in one sitting. Sobriety was not a part of that equation, though. Strobe lights were. And "... man, if we only had a laser, this would be great, man"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on October 22, 2008, 06:59:20 PM
I agree with Hmof on the Ummagumma assessment.  And the live CD is way WAY WAY better than the studio.  It's like four of their best early concert tunes on one CD, though they could have picked a better "Careful with that Axe, Eugene."



DSotM = 1 CD
The Wall = 2 CDs
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 22, 2008, 07:15:12 PM
Oh hell yes, I have listened to all of Ummagumma in one sitting. Sobriety was not a part of that equation, though. Strobe lights were. And "... man, if we only had a laser, this would be great, man"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Oh and the best part ... the best part is that our main objective here in listening to the whole album was to find out whether the band actually used all the hardware depicted on the jacket (http://melvingouder.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/pink_floyd_-_ummagumma_live.jpg) in the album or not. We had a checklist and shit. Seemingly endless discussion of whether that was a single-coil or humbucker sound in that lick.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on October 22, 2008, 07:18:19 PM
Oh hell yes, I have listened to all of Ummagumma in one sitting. Sobriety was not a part of that equation, though. Strobe lights were. And "... man, if we only had a laser, this would be great, man"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Oh and the best part ... the best part is that our main objective here in listening to the whole album was to find out whether the band actually used all the hardware depicted on the jacket (http://melvingouder.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/pink_floyd_-_ummagumma_live.jpg) in the album or not. We had a checklist and shit. Seemingly endless discussion of whether that was a single-coil or humbucker sound in that lick.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Edit:  I'd really like to hear that conversation during "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 22, 2008, 07:24:06 PM
Oh Bob. I'm remembering all this ... STUFF.

The Ummagumma session was inspired by a midnite movie at the Cinema in Los Gatos where they showed the "live at Pompeii" movie -- the cut with the bits of them supposedly recording DSOTM in the studio? We were also trying to emplace all the little bits of DSOTM we saw in the film in the album as well. We couldn't! Turns out it was faked (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd:_Live_at_Pompeii), they'd already finished recording at the time of the film.

Now I know. Twenty-eight years later.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on October 22, 2008, 07:25:50 PM
Not so it counts I don't think. I had a little plastic fisher price style 45 player when I was maybe five? but only a couple "turn the page at the beep" little 45 book recordings to play on it. I didn't have it very long, maybe it broke or something. I don't remember. My parents had a record player but their vinyl collection was small and they hardly ever played anything, only the radio (I grew up listening to classic rock - from radio stations). I remember the last album my mother got, my father got it for her and it was The Police, Ghost in the Machine - I was really little. Four I think. It was right before or after they got married. The only albums I remember listening to on vinyl were Peter And The Wolf and a Spanish album of Smurfs songs from when I was .... six? I have never owned any music on vinyl.

Really thinking about it, my parents like music a lot but didn't have a lot of vinyl or tapes, so I don't have a lot of memories associated with music from then (the few I have are powerful). I think part of it is we were poor and didn't have money for that sort of thing. By the time we were more comfortable, they were buying CDs, so that's what I remember them playing. It's strange to think about a time when music was harder to get, now that I can hear just about any song I want whenever I want, for free. Even by the time I was first getting into listening to music, I would make tapes from CDs friends had, or from library CDs. I would buy used CDs.... I have a bunch of tapes, but almost all of them were bought in the bargain bins or are knockoff recordings/mixtapes, mostly for playing in the car because I didn't drive a car with a CD player in it for a long time (and you couldn't make mix CDs back then).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on October 22, 2008, 07:26:54 PM
Now here is something I hadn't heard before, and I'm a bit up on h2g2 trivia:

""On the Run" is the third track[1] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyd's 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. It is an instrumental that deals with the pressures of travel (which Rick Wright said would often bring fear of death), and is a VCS3 synthesizer-led piece. When the band performed this song in concert, at the end of it, a model aeroplane would fly from one end of the arena to the other, appearing to crash in a brilliant explosion. The same effect was used in the A Momentary Lapse of Reason tours with a flying bed, and was an inspiration for the fictional band Disaster Area from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, whose stage act involves a spaceship crashing into the sun."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Run_(Pink_Floyd_song)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on October 22, 2008, 07:35:55 PM
Ha!  I didn't know Hotblack Desiato (http://www.hotblackdesiato.co.uk/) actually was something.  I must be missing so much of those books by not being British.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 22, 2008, 07:37:28 PM

Oh, by the way.  Speaking of four sides, has anybody ever listened to Ummagumma all the way through in one sitting?


Yeah, similar to hmof. I wouldn't call it a sitting though  :P  There were nights that the same 8 track tape would play all night into the sunrise. Ummagumma was one of those. We weren't studying it with the intensity hmof was. Some of my friends at the time weren't too civilized. One night this one guy was getting so wound up he grabbed and axe and started swinging around in circles, like a child trying to make himself dizzy. The guy next to me said "Careful with that axe, Eugene", and I laughed until I cried, and then kept on laughing. Good times. I think that was the same night we went out in that guy's boat, and he ended up puking over the edge. When he did, his dental bridge fell into the lake. He refused to move the boat, we anchored there, and the next morning he waded around barefoot and found them. We couldn't believe it. I wish I could remember all the stories from those days...  :googily:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 22, 2008, 07:46:27 PM
Hahaha.

What an awesome video that'd make.  Pink Floyd Live at PomPuke.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on October 22, 2008, 10:17:21 PM
I think of The Wall as four sides.


Oh, by the way.  Speaking of four sides, has anybody ever listened to Ummagumma all the way through in one sitting?

That album is.... difficult.


I used to listen to it on 16 speed. Usually pretty straight back in those days, too, so obviously drugs weren't the problem. I enjoyed "Sisiphus" slowed down better. "Saucerful of Secrets" sounded really cool, too.

16 speed is cool because everything is basically in the same key but a lot....slowwwwwer...


 Oh and

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict.

Best. Song title. Evar. :worship:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 23, 2008, 09:06:03 AM
"Alan Rickman Begrudgingly Mocks the Hits" (http://www.overcompensating.com/posts/20081023.html)

It's all in my mind.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on October 23, 2008, 10:14:31 AM
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I must be missing so much of those books by not being British.

It took me a while, back in the day, to realize that "Ford Prefect" was probably the name of a type of car.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 23, 2008, 10:23:45 AM
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I must be missing so much of those books by not being British.

It took me a while, back in the day, to realize that "Ford Prefect" was probably the name of a type of car.

Yes, and for extra connectivity *dons James Burke hat* the car flown by Ron and Harry at the beginning of the movie adaptation of HPAtCoS is, in fact, a Ford Prefect. The reverse-angled rear window is diagnostic of the species. I don't think this is an accident.  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on October 23, 2008, 10:26:05 AM
 :popcorn:
:geek: :clap:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on October 23, 2008, 04:44:21 PM

 Oh and

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict.

Best. Song title. Evar. :worship:


Also Most Underutilized Ringtone and Spam Subject Line.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on November 01, 2008, 09:30:27 PM
I'm having a nostalgia night.
sigh he's so intense mang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIfM4KGkXYs)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 04, 2008, 03:05:42 PM
Pretty sure I'm back from the weekend now, whoa. Anyways, Joe Nice's monthly show is starting right now on Gourmet Beats (realplayer onlies tho), always big:

http://www.gourmetbeats.com/gbradio.ram (http://www.gourmetbeats.com/gbradio.ram)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on November 04, 2008, 03:30:22 PM
My friend Dave's band's first disc.

Clack here for band page; Deluxe is what I'm listening to. (http://www.gauchojazz.com/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on November 06, 2008, 06:40:21 PM
The Descendents' Milo Goes to College.

Because I want to be stereotyped and I want to be classified.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 07, 2008, 11:33:53 AM
I don't want to grow up....

Probably a really dumb question since I know you probably heard it, but did you dig that last Lemonheads album with Stevenson and Alvarez (and J. Mascis?)

Great stuff.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 07, 2008, 02:49:39 PM
Heard the Regina Spektor song On the Radio.  She sounded like she was happy, but it reminded me that, a long time ago, I knew a girl who was really pretty but mentally retarded.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on November 07, 2008, 04:56:49 PM
The Descendents' Milo Goes to College.

Because I want to be stereotyped and I want to be classified.

I love the Manic Hispanic album Mijo Goes To Jr. College.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on November 11, 2008, 07:21:30 AM
I don't want to grow up....

Probably a really dumb question since I know you probably heard it, but did you dig that last Lemonheads album with Stevenson and Alvarez (and J. Mascis?)

Great stuff.

I haven't....yet

*yo clicko el torrenty*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 11, 2008, 10:36:32 AM
:shock:

I was going to see them play a couple of years ago, but it was when the streets were all iced up here...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 13, 2008, 04:29:00 PM
We still often struggle with Pandora, here.  It's amazing how it's supposed to learn what you want to hear and only play that stuff yet actually needs more tending than a regular radio where you have to keep changing the station.

I really think that, by now, they must have realized that their approach is retarded unless their listeners are all musicologists.  Every time something really wrong comes up on someone's station, they click on the Why Did You Play This Song link and laugh or curse at the stupid answer.  What I love is how it starts off with "Based on what you've told us so far".  They always draw conclusions from criteria that have nothing to do with how most people listen to music.

If I told Pandora I liked chocolate cream pie, its conclusions would be: 

- He likes circular objects.

- He likes things traditionally associated with fruit.

- He likes symbols of European hegemony in North America.

:whatever:

Among the folks here, my 'stations' are particularly useless because I largely divided them up by decade, and Pandora doesn't care when a song was recorded.  One of my cow-orkers has a station (a Pandora station, not a personal one) called something like 'Bagpipe Music' . . . and we've never heard a bagpipe track on it.  I mean, it'll play bagpipe tunes (different versions of Amazing Grace come up a lot), but arranged for fiddle and dulcimer and clarinet and so on.

I also still love the 'Similar Music' recommendations, where we recently saw Journey (who comes up a LOT) and Metallica both being listed as similar to some artist none of us had heard of before.

It's not that Pandora isn't kind of amusing to play with, but it sure is a timewaster, and it rarely plays what we try to get it to play.  And the stations mutate strangely.  Another cow-orker liked the Pandora 'Apocalyptica' station, but lately it's been playing Wayne Newton.  Which might be a sign of the apocalypse, I guess -- I forget.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 13, 2008, 05:09:52 PM
Yesterday at work I typed in Marvin Gaye, and the rest of the day was wonderful.

This morning I typed in Elvis Presley and it mainly stuck to artists on the Sun label, which is cool.  Just now I typed in Talvin Singh and I'm getting weird looks from my co-workers.  One of them remarked, "it's soothing, yet seizure inducing."

I've noticed that if I type in The Beatles, it'll play everything from everybody, so that's no good.  I don't want to hear Phil Collins when I type in The Beatles.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 13, 2008, 05:20:49 PM
I've noticed that if I type in The Beatles, it'll play everything from everybody, so that's no good.  I don't want to hear Phil Collins when I type in The Beatles.

ftfy
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 13, 2008, 05:30:04 PM
Why do you even need to "type in the Beatles?"

Don't you already have everything of theirs??
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 13, 2008, 05:35:11 PM
Why do you even need to "type in the Beatles?"

Don't you already have everything of theirs??

Well, yeah.  But I'm hoping for more Mersey beat.


I've noticed that if I type in The Beatles, it'll play everything from everybody, so that's no good.  I don't want to hear Phil Collins when I type in The Beatles.

ftfy


Thank you.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 13, 2008, 05:47:50 PM

The Guy in the Front Row of the Phil Collins Concert Who Saw Somebody Drowning and Did Not Lend a Hand (http://lyst.org/fcdallas/theguy.mp3)

two seconds of rawk-ness feat. Phil Collins on drums. an oldie, but enduringly so.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 13, 2008, 05:55:16 PM
:lol:  I wish the white space at the end were shorter so that that looped like a cadence march.

Collins wasn't always bad -- he just started believing the hype, that he could do whatever his whims dictated and it'd be solid gold and, you know, not at all lame.  After that, it was always the same.  It's just a shame, and that's all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on November 13, 2008, 05:56:39 PM
I can't hear it at work, but I just want to say that it's all been a pack of lies.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 13, 2008, 05:59:45 PM
No, exactly. Collins was actually really cool until his second solo album. I think it went to his head or something.

Edit: I actually can't think of a Collins lyric ref to go here! I am lame!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 13, 2008, 06:01:52 PM
haha yeah, I need to do the VIP remix version with a little reverb to carry it over for a second or two. Explore the studio space, like Bruce Dickinson (THE Bruce Dickinson)

Oh and I think I had an "Easy Lover" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1kDmnHyOBg) acapella around here somewheres...not a bad track really, or at least not the worst...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 13, 2008, 06:04:57 PM
It wasn't until Sussudio that I wanted him banned from the stustudio.  After that, he was mostly just a parody of himself, and he wasn't any Peter Gabriel in the first place.  (When Gabriel's a parody of himself, at least he has more to work with.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 13, 2008, 06:12:15 PM
Getting tapped to replace Gabriel as singer was simultaneously the best thing and the worst thing ever to have happened to Collins. I mean, shit, he was a serious jazz man before he became a pop star. I hear what you're saying: serious jazz men do not own their own jets, nor do they own whole islands in the Caribbean, but hell most pop tarts don't either. They get more respect though. I bet Chester is happier.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on November 13, 2008, 06:14:19 PM
*insert American Psycho reference here*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 13, 2008, 06:16:18 PM
It helps if you add in a little bit of Bone Thugs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoLB_U0YPOg)  :headbang:

(eta as usual: Foe tha Love of $ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63kRUCWstCo), whoa that takes me back to the not-givin-a-fuck mid 90s right there. They really brought that toasting-style MC patois to the forefront back in the day, which worked really well over those slow languid beats.)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 13, 2008, 06:30:51 PM
*cracks open a Bud with Huey Lewis*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 13, 2008, 07:07:26 PM
Ok, here's the remix :D (I threw in one of my favorite Family Guy moments)

link (http://www.zshare.net/audio/512959744cf5b101/)

"The Guy in the Front Row at the Phil Collins Concert Who Saw Somebody Drowning but Did Not Lend a Hand" VIP badman playboy afterhours remix, by Death Assembly vs Doctor J and the Higgledy Pigs feat. Jonas Grungey and Mr. Unpleasant


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 13, 2008, 07:49:08 PM
 :lol:

That was hilarious in iTunes.
(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/2203/picture2pi8.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on November 15, 2008, 10:52:16 AM
Do we love The Subways yet? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLIquztdlnw)

Dibs on the bass player.

By the way, what is it about chick bass players. Holy hell.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 15, 2008, 12:22:17 PM
Indeed.

Let's make a list!


OK this isn't complete, but clearly ... impressive.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on November 15, 2008, 03:17:27 PM
(http://weblogs.eluniversal.com.mx/usuario/Image/sean4.jpg)
Sean Yseult from White Zombie

(http://www.ipass.net/jthrush/kirasm.jpg)
Kira Roessler from Black Flag and fIREHOSE

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/317912750_d7b9367c07.jpg?v=0)
Cory Parks from Nashville Pussy

(http://www.cdtimes.co.uk/images/covers/horrorpops_hellyeah.jpg)
Patricia Day from the Horrorpops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofjsRM4rUkA).

(http://www.rock107.com/albums/The-Women-Of-Rock-n-Roll/Tina_Weymouth_t.jpg)
Tina Weymouth!

Julianna Hatfield, though she's mostly a six-string kind of girl these days. Still, she brought the bottom to the Blake Babies...in more than one way.

And the chick from My Bloody Valentine. I don't remember her name though.
 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 15, 2008, 03:27:52 PM
I've never really taken to Julianna Hatfield.  What I mostly remember about her is that (A) I heard her do a really bad live song on the radio when she was clearly stoned, (B) she played an angel (:eyeroll:) on a bad episode of My So-Called Life), and (C) the story about her and Kristin Hersh and Liz Phair, back in the day.

The story (as told by Hersh and Phair) is that all three of them were separately under consideration by some label, and the label told Hersh and Phair that they'd decided to only back one chick act and that Hatfield was more attractive than they were.

They . . . did not take it well.  I think they both wrote songs about it, in fact.

I like Hersh.  She seems to be weird and crazy in lyrical ways, even if I sometimes have no idea WTF she's talking about.  I like Liz, too, but she seems to be even more Do Not Touch, albeit in different ways.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on November 15, 2008, 04:44:36 PM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB3KVSBz4Ls)

I'm not sure why...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on November 15, 2008, 05:30:37 PM
I don't buy that story because there is no way on Bob's green earth that anyone could think Julianna Hatfield was more attractive than Liz Phair.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: bit zero on November 15, 2008, 10:10:47 PM
chix + rickenbackers = nice

:)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on November 19, 2008, 04:55:26 AM
(http://img.coxnewsweb.com/B/08/44/91/image_6591448.jpg)

Add Kathy Valentine from the Go-Go's to the list please  :knotty:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 20, 2008, 12:18:04 PM
The Fireman (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96952621)'s new CD.

In its entirety on NPR.  Fantastic.

:shock:

Even better than his last solo album.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 20, 2008, 12:53:13 PM
Dude, you're the worst McCartney freak I've ever met...;-p

:)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 20, 2008, 01:48:00 PM
Well, yeah!  He's let me down pretty often, so I get excited when I hear him get experimental and let'er rip.

After hearing the whole CD now, I've just gotta say there are only 3 filler tracks on there where he falls into his old predictable 90s songwriting formula.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 21, 2008, 03:56:10 PM
808s and Heartbreak is streaming in its entirety on Ye's Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/kanyewest) as of now (it's not obvious, you have to find it on the pull-down list in the player). He's one of the few artists left where I just take the time to sit down and listen to the whole thing all the way through as soon as I get it, maybe rewind a track or two that's fire. That's the plan for this one too, but I dunno if I'm gonna enjoy it as much as his older stuff, as it's all singing with Autotune. I'm guessing it's one of those things where he's like, ok this is what everybody's working with now, so I'm gonna take these tools and try to make something real with them. Love Lockdown kinda grew on me, so we shall see.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 21, 2008, 04:04:42 PM
Well, yeah!  He's let me down pretty often, so I get excited when I hear him get experimental and let'er rip.

After hearing the whole CD now, I've just gotta say there are only 3 filler tracks on there where he falls into his old predictable 90s songwriting formula.

And obviously I was just joshin' ya.

I still feel like I'm in heaven when I hear "Listen what the man says." Just beautiful.

I'll have to give that one a listen...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 21, 2008, 04:27:53 PM
And obviously I was just joshin' ya.

Of course!  I never take anything you say seriously.
 
:D

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 21, 2008, 04:32:26 PM
No, I'd still probably drunkenly try to throw your copy of "Give my Regards to Broadstreet" out the window...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 21, 2008, 04:38:35 PM
No Values is a nice little gem off that album, and David Gilmour's guitar makes No More Lonely Nights interesting, and he's playing with a very loyal Ringo, who at first was skittish about him re-recording some Beatles tunes.

But I've never seen the movie.  The funny thing about that film was it was such a box office flop, but McCartney's so rich, it didn't even touch him.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 21, 2008, 04:56:16 PM
I'm listening to Radio Keneally (http://www.radiokeneally.com/playing.php?buster=21015029126).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on November 22, 2008, 12:23:17 AM
I'm pissed.

XM Radio merged with Sirius and it officially took hold last week. Not pleased.

I assumed that XM buying Sirius meant Sirius would be taking on XM channels, not the other way around. My favorite station "Fred," which played a great variety of 70s and 80s new wave, punk, glam, etc., has been replaced by "1st Wave" which seems to play primarily top 40 1980s "new wave" during the day, occasionally branching out into the obscure or "cult" music of the era.

And now the station has DEEJAYS, who insipidly babble on over the start and end of songs, in addition to also overlapping the end of one song over onto the next.

The 90s "alternative" station, previously known as Lucy, is now called Lithium, and all the cool station IDs have been replaced by very slickly produced commercial radio sounding IDs.

if they are going for "ironic" in an alt-rock sort of way, this is FAIL.

If I wanted any of this shit, I'd be listening to commercial radio, not paying $10 a month.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 22, 2008, 02:39:15 AM
 :thumbsdn:

That's what I liked about sat radio: if you want to know what the song is, it flashes before you on the screen.

No goobers.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 22, 2008, 09:43:36 AM
The other week, teh young clerks were watching some 80s music video on YouTube and were mystified as to why it was so . . . crappy . . . in that 80s dream-sequence way, as opposed to the ways in which modern viedos are crappy.  It was tough to explain, but I hunted around and pulled up the Love Song number from Give My Regards To Broad Street, and I was like "THAT seemed like a good idea, once upon a time."

We also watched a trailer for the film, though, which made me realize that I have utterly forgotten 99% of it -- and actually made me want to see it again.  :lol:  Not because it looks like a great movie but because of how it kept making me say WTF.

Anyway . . . then PG pulled up a video of Ringo and Sammy Davis Jr, I think, doing an insanely bad musical number from some TV production of Alice in Wonderland that I was very, very lucky to have missed.



edit:  Broad Street two words, etc.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 24, 2008, 11:03:47 AM
I keep trying to tell ya'll that the 80s sucked, but people keep DEFENDING them...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 24, 2008, 04:52:39 PM
It's Kanye (http://blog.totalkiss.com/2008/11/fianally_keep_it_kiss_next.html) Day all day on Kiss.

They just played an old favorite: We Don't Care (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s28ipdtgQM0), the leadoff from College Dropout

This new album is heavy. Like, Eels Electro-Shock Blues heavy; this is a guy dealing with the loss of his mom (and also his long term relationship that preceded his success) after all, and a guy who in the past has never been shy about letting his feelings be known. The title is extremely does-what-it-says-on-the-tin; there is indeed a lot of heartbreak layered over 808 bass, punctuated with martial drums (and the fat synths from Graduation) throughout. I've been on the mnml/deep medi tip a lot recently anyway, and this is right in that wheelhouse. It's different from what he usually does though; I bet the record company was like "WTF? Where's the 'Gold Digger'?" They'll take care of that with remixes of course, like the R Kelly Flashing Lights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV8dMpq9RrY) rmx (In which Kells addresses the rumors that he is a crackhead. "Do you believe that?" he asks..."But I do be axin' where the weed at") and etc.

(eta: oh and it's too bad he made all the emo-electro kids mad with that Bonnaroo thing because they would totally eat this album up)



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 24, 2008, 04:57:04 PM
My guess is that I'll finally warm up to rap sometime in my mid to upper 50s...if I live that long...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 24, 2008, 05:15:51 PM
hehe. I dunno if this even counts as "rap" in the classic sense anymore. Turns out it's sorta controversial (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1599993/20081121/west_kanye.jhtml):

"I don't think the fans will forgive him for this," 50 Cent, one of 'Ye's most vocal detractors, told MTV News. "I don't think it's cool."

"To be honest, even when 50 [sings on his songs], we have vulnerability," Diddy offered. "We are cats that always looked up to Mary J. Blige, or always looked up to Sam Cooke or R. Kelly. We always wanted to sing, like singers wanted to rap. When we sing, we singing from the heart. It ain't about the key — you're getting exactly the rawness of how it feels. That's why people are digging it."


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 24, 2008, 05:32:55 PM
On the flip side of that, you have Lionel Ritchie teaming up with Ne-Yo for Ritchie's next album.  So that should be interesting.

Right now I'm firmly in twee mode, and loving The Bird And The Bee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCKsmmPXock).

How did I miss this duo last year?  Cute chick.... bass.... etc...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 24, 2008, 05:45:16 PM
Ne-Yo and Chris Brown and Timberlake and Usher and all those cats always make me think of when MLK noted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYggWJZZSw8) on the Boondocks that "Michael Jackson is not a genre of music!" I mean they do the hat and everything. It's so funny.

(On a related Boondocks note, Bill Ayers being interviewed while wearing a Riley Freeman t-shirt was a trip.)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on November 24, 2008, 06:00:21 PM
Will I ever get used to seeing somebody I used to live with on stage with an award-winning singer?  It's so bizarre.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 24, 2008, 06:04:37 PM
Who?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on November 24, 2008, 06:11:38 PM
A guy I was friends with all through college and lived with my junior year is the bass player for Taylor Swift.  He's in the white suit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6s5cxBN8mA).  In college I never would have guessed in a million years he'd be playing country music. Never guessed he'd temporarily be a minister, either.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 24, 2008, 06:27:23 PM
Hahaha.  That's cool!


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on November 24, 2008, 06:52:48 PM
A guy I was friends with all through college and lived with my junior year is the bass player for Taylor Swift.  He's in the white suit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6s5cxBN8mA).  In college I never would have guessed in a million years he'd be playing country music. Never guessed he'd temporarily be a minister, either.

:detta:

Reminds me that the only dude I know that's "famous" is the drummer for the Flaming Lips, Kliph Scurlock. He and I have the same birthday, so I know he'd remember me...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 24, 2008, 07:32:57 PM
That's great, but the first minute of the vid gave me hives. Or herpes. Whatever these little things are.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on November 24, 2008, 07:40:54 PM
Impetigo.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 24, 2008, 07:46:24 PM
Thanks.

*scritch scritch scritch*

Of course this is nothing compared to the time I caught some of that Garth Brooks video, you know, the one with all the rain and lightning? It was like that guy on Fark who drank poison oak tea and was fine until the oil hit the anus.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on November 24, 2008, 07:46:33 PM
Crabs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 24, 2008, 07:55:35 PM
Reminds me that the only dude I know that's "famous" is the drummer for the Flaming Lips, Kliph Scurlock. He and I have the same birthday, so I know he'd remember me...

Hell's yeah.  He keeps the Lips coming back to Lawrence all the time.  We're blessed.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 29, 2008, 04:58:11 PM
Speakin' of....big tings tonite KC!

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/always420/Kablammo4_back_net.jpg)

Dubstep hitting all over right about now, even in Kansas :D Big up Stateside fam doin' work!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 29, 2008, 05:08:03 PM
Now see, if your name was on that flyer, I'd be the first in line.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 29, 2008, 05:28:26 PM
heh. Well, maybe sometime in the future who knows. I'm trying to hang my shingle out there a little bit more nowadays, so to speak. Getting a little more established, with the radio and all that. Plus Teddy's getting out soon, I finally have some tracks I feel like are worth an official release, and then it's the talking to people and going out and playing. It'd be fun to make a journey up there though!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on November 29, 2008, 06:03:21 PM
Reminds me that the only dude I know that's "famous" is the drummer for the Flaming Lips, Kliph Scurlock. He and I have the same birthday, so I know he'd remember me...

Kliph used to come into Kinkos at a.m. and tear up fashion magazines and gay porn to make flyers for the band he was in at the time -- Slackjaw.

Weird dude.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 29, 2008, 06:09:16 PM
Hey Post?

Are you following this guy (http://synthporno.tumblr.com/) on tumblr?

I don't know about you, but he hardens my nipples.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 29, 2008, 06:58:19 PM
Wow, I wasn't before but I am now  8)

I've been trying to expand my Tumblr horizons 'cause I know I'm not doing it right. Most of the people I've followed up til recently are, well, you people  ;) Been adding more lately though; the only prob is that now a catchup means a whole bunch more pages to get through...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on December 01, 2008, 07:08:14 PM
Shwayze. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFf-PdGdRPY)

As catchy as it gets.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 01, 2008, 07:13:27 PM
Hey Post?

Are you following this guy (http://synthporno.tumblr.com/) on tumblr?

I don't know about you, but he hardens my nipples.

OMG. On page 10? That SG? I think I soiled myself.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 01, 2008, 07:22:37 PM
Yeah, wouldn't you just love it if he ran a B&B, and you could take a week or so to noodle with all his stuff?


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 01, 2008, 07:35:48 PM
That does it. I'm dusting off the soldering iron.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on December 01, 2008, 07:40:41 PM
That does it. I'm dusting off the soldering iron.

Euphemism Alert -- CODE RED!!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 01, 2008, 07:43:35 PM
Flux that shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on December 01, 2008, 11:07:17 PM
*Polishes up the contacts*

Wife didn't believe there was a song called "I Eat Cannibals." Total earworm time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on December 04, 2008, 07:08:54 PM
Muzak.

1st call: "Tears in Heaven"
2nd call to different company: "If I Could Change the World"

Lots of Clapton!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 08, 2008, 02:08:31 PM
Stargazer, by Rainbow.  Pandora comes through once in a while.

Fortunately (sort of), we have no customers at the moment, so I have the volume fairly loud.  Not loud enough, but I'll take what I can get.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 08, 2008, 02:36:57 PM
A really wild cover of "Astronomy Domine" by the Mike Keneally Band
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on December 09, 2008, 02:43:02 PM
Twenty five tons of hardened steel. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXxl4TfBkD4)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on December 09, 2008, 05:27:29 PM
http://www.theradio.com
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 09, 2008, 05:40:59 PM
 :thumbsup:

Bookmarked.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 09, 2008, 05:58:53 PM
I want y'all's opinion on this.

Go here http://www.myspace.com/theproblemaddicts and listen to track 6 - Breathe.

Blasphemy or cool?

At first I was like  :mrt: on the principle, but I kinda like the song. Their other tunes are pretty cool too, and they get bonus points for their name.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on December 09, 2008, 07:18:16 PM
Blasphemy.  OK, actually it doesn't bother me that somebody covered it like that, but it's just not doing it for me.  I like Floyd for the melodies, rap tends to remove melodies.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 09, 2008, 07:40:13 PM
Concur. Blasphemy. And I love covers. Perhaps I was predisposed to hate because of the suck-ass Myspace page ... no. No, it's just blasphemy.

BTW did I ever mention the cassette I once had of a bunch of obscure LA bands covering Led Zeppelin tunes called "The Song Retains the Name?"

Definitely makes my list of top-ten album names.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 10, 2008, 11:53:57 AM
No speakers at at work/home (borrowed laptop) so I'll just take y'alls word for it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 11, 2008, 05:58:17 PM
It's actually classified as Hip-Hop, but I can't make that distinction by listening to it. I'm not really sure what defines the two. Maybe if it has any melody at all, it can be called Hip-Hop? Where's FP when you need him? I bet he knows these guys.

And what's up with the voices that sound like they're at 78 rpm? That seems to be popular in the genre now. I thought it was just one band that was doing it, but now I think it's more than that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 11, 2008, 06:00:25 PM
Hip-hop refers to the beat.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 11, 2008, 06:19:03 PM
Quote from: KRS-One
"hip-hop is something you live, rap is something you do."

According to 5 minutes of research, "rap music" is not a different genre, it's a part of Hip-Hop, or maybe not, it doesn't have to be used. Rap just refers to the style of talking, or "singing". I don't think the definitions are set in stone, and people use them as they see fit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 11, 2008, 06:46:46 PM
Right, the term hip hop refers etymologically to the beat, but now we get into the whole Periodic Table of Hip Hop, which consists of four elements: DJing, rapping/MCing, breakdancing/B-Boying, and graffiti/Tagging.

The chipmunked vox are largely a stylistic conceit popularized by one Mr Kanye West. People tend to think of him as a loud mouthed celeb now, but his production work over the years has set the pace that others are still trying to follow, from Jay Z "The Blueprint" on (Heart of the City (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QePjIIBI-sI), woo). I loved what he did with the classic Cause I Love You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbzkwLWK-Ps), for example, on Twista's Overnight Celebrity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSYDbpOuYUE) (OMG this is still hot even tho I've heard it a million times. So is Lenny Williams though, or hell Pink Floyd for that matter. If you're gonna sample, it's good to pick strong sources. btw, watch Twista totally destroy everything in his path (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_puP6zFSnvs) on Kanye's "Slow Jamz" which is itself another fine example of the Ye-style sped up production with hot perc underneath. Yeah that one's worth checking out for sure, it kinda sums it all up)

eta: duh, my favorite Kanye song ever: Through the Wire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvb-1wjAtk4)
It chipmunks Chaka Khan, it tells his story, it's at times funny and honest and conversational. Teddy B played this for me when it came out and I was completely floored by it. On the way home I went and bought the CD.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 11, 2008, 07:15:53 PM
It's interesting how that tree branches, because I started digging on trip hop 17 or so years ago.  Ah, when hip hop married acid house.

It's all fractals, man.

There's a "new house" movement in Chicago now, which sounds great, but leaves me conflicted.  I'm glad it's back, but I'm sad that I'm so old as to have remembered it the first time around.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 12, 2008, 06:16:27 AM

Quote
Imma play this Vandross
You gon' take your pants off

 :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 12, 2008, 12:16:39 PM
Kanye West is a musician?  I never knew that was how he got to be a celebrity in the first place.  Huh.


I learned yesterday (yes, I am a bit behind on many things related to music) that Lemmy was in Hawkwind.  I didn't know that was him singing on Silver Machine.  So one cow-orker and I made one of the younger clerks listen to a bunch of Hawkwind . . . and then Deep Purple . . . and then Rainbow . . . and then Dio . . . and then Blue Oyster Cult.

He said, "You old people and your hair metal!"  :lol:

But then we let him get back to his Pandora station based on Beck and Neutral Milk Hotel, or whatever their name is.  That sounds OK, too, don't get me wrong, but it's not the same.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 12, 2008, 12:40:25 PM
Damn kid. That is not hair metal. NotnotnontnotnotntontofuckingNOT. Hair metal is that ... stuff ... from the eighties, all those guys who wanted to be Kiss when they grew up, like Motley Crue and Poison -- complete wussies all of them (ok except for nicky sixx but he's the bass player and truly irrelevant in such bands so what to do except speedballs? i have been there).

Yeah the name "Mötörhead" comes from a song Lemmy wrote in Hawkwind. I've actually heard that album (never owned it though). The guys in the band I was in in college were completely (ironically) into Hawkwind. They even had a collection of songs from ... believe it or not ... Hawkwind spinoff bands. We actually covered one of those. Very nice (that was ironic) one-chord composition called "Rajneesh."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 12, 2008, 01:39:32 PM
Yeah, we gave him a hard time about that.  He'd never heard the term 'prog rock' and at first thought it had to do with Eastern Europe.  But he had some idea who Dio was . . . thanks to Tenacious D's fine community service.

If he'd just listen to Alice Cooper's 'Monster Prog' show on local radio, he'd already have known all this.  :harumph:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 12, 2008, 01:43:08 PM
I have taught my kids better.

My son can identify any Pink Floyd song (from the post-Barrett era) after about five measures.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 12, 2008, 01:56:43 PM
:lol:  Well, not all fathers are equal.  My clerk said, halfway through Orgone Accumulator, that it just made him think of his dad sitting in the dark with a bunch of other guys, listening to similar stuff and dropping acid.

I still don't understand how these kids can differentiate thirty-seven singers who are all indistinguishable from Regina Spektor but not be familiar with Queen or The Who.  I mean, if they don't know who Foghat is, well, fine, but The Who?  And it's not like they don't know Bohemian Rhapsody, at least; they just have no idea who did that.  Wayne and Garth, maybe.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 12, 2008, 06:12:48 PM
 :lol:

You old farts are cracking me up.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 12, 2008, 10:03:20 PM
Rusko doing the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix for two 'eavy hours, starting now  :headbang:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on December 12, 2008, 10:45:21 PM
Amanda Palmer
"Leeds United"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 13, 2008, 12:10:19 PM
Interview on NPR with this guy with a very gentle voice talking about how he first got his big break reading his poetry at the Gaslight at the behest of Allen Ginsberg hizzelf: "Kerouac was there ..." etc. I had this mental image of this aged white beatnik guy ...Turned out to be Richie Havens! RICHIE F*IN HAVENS, MAN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1pMeyy__r0)

Fantastic.

Turns out he was the opening act at Woodstock because he was the only artist who could get to the site on time (just him and a guitar, so they flew him in by helicopter)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 13, 2008, 12:36:33 PM
He also made Freedom up on the spot.  I find that amazing.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 13, 2008, 12:42:59 PM
Yeah. Top that, hipsters.

Of course "Motherless Child" is a spiritual, been around forever, but that's epic improvisation.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 13, 2008, 02:51:44 PM
Wow you guys were talking about Richie Havens, I thought he might be dead or something... ;)

He's in that movie I'm Not There (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368794), which I would highly recommend.

Nice art piece with faux documentary action...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 13, 2008, 10:40:43 PM
Cas Haley (http://www.wfaa.com/video/gmtgeneral-index.html?nvid=311969&shu=1) performing downtown in the freezing cold

Drummer went to see him not too long ago. Apparently he's back here in town, building a new house.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on December 13, 2008, 10:55:01 PM
blast from the past - gamelan videos from my old uni (http://www.youtube.com/user/vacumatic)
they do a live performance every year and I went one year. loved it
this stuff would be fab with some beats... mixed



also I never saw the Lady Marmalade video before, GOOD LORD Xtina looks like Dee Snider in it, for reals
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 14, 2008, 07:38:28 PM
They had one of those things in Denton awhile back. It looked really cool, some friends went. Definitely have to check it out sometime.

(btw that essential mix (http://www.newmixes.com/rusko-essential_mix-sat-12-13-2008.html) is up for play or download now. The purists are howling (I mean he remixed Katy Perry and etc hehe), but it's the kind of stuff that just kills in a live setting and is very reflective of that hyper-aggressive style of Ruskie's production and touring shows. Second track, Jakes from Hench Crew remixing LL Cool J...daaaamn)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on December 14, 2008, 10:52:49 PM
I downloaded it and I am enjoying it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on December 19, 2008, 06:10:15 PM
This Walter Becker solo album sounds like some guy looking for his glasses on the floor...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 22, 2008, 03:59:48 PM
It's funny, I was thinking the other day that we were probably about due for another hit song from Shaggy. They are recurring things like comet trajectories; it seems to come around at roughly the same rate as a Pon Farr cycle, seven years or so. There was the "Oh Carolina" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYHfh94LfNw) and "Boombastic" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwLCnh_EnEQ) period of two generations before, and then the youts had Shaggy tunes to call their own with "It Wasn't Me" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR4PGt9oOto) and "Angel" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjQWo6ICHLc), and now in the Era of Change it seems we are due, yes?

Sure enough, it's here and Rodigan played it last night: Badman Don't Cry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtV6rYlk_18#t=1m31s). Isn't that good? Shaggy, I didn't know you liked the Delfonics!

(eta: links added for more proper enjoyage of the long and storied musical career of Shaggy)


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on December 22, 2008, 07:51:03 PM
Frightened Rabbit -- The Midnight Organ Fight.

It's a gorgeous album, all funny and pained and brilliant. Case in point -- Good Arms vs. Bad Arms:
Quote
Good arms, versus bad arms, will win hands down, down
They are built to hold and fit, look how far they go around
You don't need these now that you've found another pair
And the difference is astounding, i should expect, except

Leave the rest at arm's length
Keep your naked flesh under your favorite dress
Leave the rest at arm's length
When they reach out, don't touch them, don't touch them

I decided this decision some six months ago
So I'll stick to my guns, but from now on it's war
I am armed with the past, and the will, and a brick
I might not want you back, but i want to kill him

Leave the rest at arm's length
Keep your naked flesh under your favorite dress
Leave the rest at arm's length
When they reach out, don't touch them, don't touch them

Leave the rest at arm's length
Don't brush with him, he might have diseases
Leave the rest at arm's length
steer clear of the grasp, girl... run, run, away

Leave the rest at arm's length
Just roll over boy and don't make me do this
Leave the rest at arm's length
I am armed to the teeth and I'm heavy set

Leave the rest at arm's length
I'm not ready to see you this happy
Leave the rest at arm's length
I am still in love with you, can't admit it yet

Their live album Liver! Lung! FR! is just as strong. It's the come-from-nowhere winner in the 2008 Album of the Year Sweepstakes. A cinderella story...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on December 31, 2008, 09:31:10 PM
I never heard Ginuwine's "Pony", but having heard the cover I think I can say that those are some of the worst lyrics in music history.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 01, 2009, 01:28:09 AM
You don't listen to hip hop or emo much then, eh?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on January 01, 2009, 01:21:12 PM
Heh.  No.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 03, 2009, 03:56:38 PM
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h3/mezmez_2006/emo-42587.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on January 03, 2009, 04:41:45 PM
Wow, "Pony" came out twelve years ago daaamn. (It was Timbaland's first hit as well.) "The beat was also used for a remix of Jodeci's song Freek 'N You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3wdoxxPqf4)" sez teh Wiki. haha it totally is! "Every freakin' night and every freakin' day, I wanna freak you baby in every freakin' way" is still lawlz. No Diggity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq0zUJCl9Qs) and Knockin' the Boots (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrBnEaQd4ZY) also came up in related videos, heh.

(Oh and I Got Five On It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJzIYv_mE04) did too! That shit is just as bangin' now as it ever was.)

We'll save the Bell Biv DeVoe retrospective for another time, hehe. In the meantime, it's nice to revisit some popular R&B where people weren't trying to sound like robots.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on January 03, 2009, 10:52:59 PM
 :lol:  That's funny, because the Far cover of "Pony" is partially done in robot voice.

Also, various Bell Biv DeVoe songs are always in my head.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 05, 2009, 02:04:30 AM
I had heard that song before, as in, background music. I didn't know whose song it was or anything.
As soon as I played it the other night though, Scott said, "Oh God, all the strippers used to use that song."

When I clicked it again tonight, he said, "Do you think he made the song FOR strippers to dance to?"

...I had "Fergielicious" (DEAR GOD NO) in my head for a few days until that freakin' "Single Ladies" song knocked it out. That video pisses me off. The dancing. Everyone is raving over it and I think it looks lame. Also, she haz a roboclaw wtf.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 05, 2009, 05:25:04 PM
Sitting home with hardly anything to do but sit fraught with anxiety between jobs and catch up on Lost...

I'm sure it's been brought up before, since I'm living at least two years in the past, but that song by Driveshaft (You all Everybody) (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NBU06aZDdO4) is obviously a rip off of Bob Welch's  Ebony Eyes (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FnJOsfalSYs) through an Oasis filter...

I'm cracking up because I  haven't heard this song forever. And now I realize that the opening riff sounds suspiciously like Peter Buck's guitar line for Begin the Begin (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ3WxDM0vdU).

It's earwr0mable...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 05, 2009, 05:30:45 PM
U1 got me The Big Sleep's second album, "Sleep Forever." It rox (http://www.thebigsleep.net/audio/the-big-sleep-bad-blood.mp3).

I suspect they have broken up: their website has not been updated for a year.
Now that's some indie rock cred. I'm a fan of a band you never heard of before they broke up!

I can has crush on Sonya (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebigsleepnyc/2354773677/).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2009, 08:34:51 PM
:lol:  That's funny, because the Far cover of "Pony" is partially done in robot voice.

Also, various Bell Biv DeVoe songs are always in my head.

Richard Cheese's version of Dome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on January 05, 2009, 09:55:05 PM
I'm listening to my teeth grind. Fucking torrents are all aboard the failboat tonight.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on January 05, 2009, 10:05:27 PM
I'm listening to my teeth grind. Fucking torrents are all aboard the failboat tonight.

For me too.  No live Joy Division.  No New Fast Automatic Daffodils.

And I've got 99.5% of an April March collection done, but it just crapped out on me.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on January 11, 2009, 09:37:32 AM
The Band -- "King Harvest" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_hsp4SBwO4)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on January 11, 2009, 03:20:20 PM
I love The Band.  I karaoke "The Weight" every once in a while.  That song has like 10 versus, 7 of which nobody knows about until they go to karaoke it and find it's more like an 8 minute song than a 4 minute one.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 11, 2009, 05:04:52 PM
Quote
I karaoke "The Weight" every once in a while.

With mirrored sunglasses?

Sorry, karaoke still cracks me up...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on January 12, 2009, 01:46:50 PM
This. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMSQunsznIU&feature=related)  Which I found because I was looking for this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUokMbJC3P8)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 12, 2009, 03:24:27 PM
this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIBzbdo2LjU&feature=related), because someone was looking for info on the video by describing the "plot" of the video on AskMeFi
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 12, 2009, 03:53:00 PM
Ugh. That was "too 80s" for me. Sorry...:P

And regarding the other I didn't even know Alvin Lee was still alive. Looking pretty clean-cut there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 12, 2009, 03:55:27 PM
The comments suggest that's some guy named Gooch, not Alvin Lee.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on January 12, 2009, 04:00:26 PM
I'm pretty sure that's not Lee, but it is the rest of them.  I don't think Lee has played with them since 1989.

From AMG:
Quote
They reunited in 1988 for concerts in Europe and recorded their first new album in 15 years, About Time, in 1989 before disbanding once again. In 2001, Ric Lee was preparing the back catalog for rerelease when he discoverd the Live at the Fillmore East 1970 tapes. He approached Alvin about getting back together to promote the lost album, but Alvin Lee declined. The rest of the band was up for it, though, and together with guitarist Joe Gooch, Ten Years After started touring again. In addition to touring the world, this new incarnation recorded their first new material in about a decade and a half and released Now in 2004 and added the live double CD set Roadworks in 2005.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 12, 2009, 04:55:30 PM
Oh I see. Gooch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Gooch) joined the band in 2003.

That's pretty weird. Fronting someone else's band playing their music.

It's not TYA w/o Alvin Lee... :fingerwag:

Although it fooled me.... sounded pretty good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 12, 2009, 04:57:35 PM
Heh. That reminded me of that crack Jack Bruce made about Cream being him, Ginger Baker, and a guitarist.

Yeah, you go on believing that, Jack. :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 12, 2009, 05:29:36 PM
To be fair, the best Cream songs weren't written by Clapton. Yeah I know, he wrote "Strange Brew" and collaborated on the others, so yadda...

Hated the reunion, too. Clapton didn't even do the courtesy of bringing back the Cream sound. Just jingle-jangle with a Strat.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on January 17, 2009, 12:12:57 AM
holy wtf? (http://www.shamelessmag.com/blog/2009/01/duchess-say-what/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 18, 2009, 07:39:56 AM
I watched that yesterday, and it reminded me of Lene Lovich for some reason, which led me off to YouTube to find out which song it was that I was thinking of, which led to other things, and I never came back to post the songs I wanted to share. Now I want to get them off my desktop  :P

Lucky Number (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjHBgrVBrNI) is the song where she does the weird vocalization thing that I was thinking about, and then I ran across New Toy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7VgDSNxlGU) which is so 80's it's just ridiculous. I have to agree with what (I think it was) Whid said recently - it's weird to feel so nostalgic about 80's pop music.

Thomas Dolby wrote New Toy and can be seen playing in that video, which led me to this video -  Europa & The Pirate Twins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUbNzxifJTU)

I didn't know that Dolby secretly played keyboards on Def Leppard's Pyromania.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on January 18, 2009, 10:09:11 AM
"Steamee" sounds like the morning after burrito night.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on January 18, 2009, 04:04:45 PM
I didn't know that Dolby secretly played keyboards on Def Leppard's Pyromania.

Wow!  Neither did I.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pdrake on January 18, 2009, 08:04:09 PM
anybody else catch these guys on SNL last night? it was the best part of the show. i could tell they were from seattle right away.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2009/01/who-the-heck-ar.html

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on January 18, 2009, 08:10:25 PM
My sister told me last week that she had downloaded some of their stuff.  I'd never heard of them.  Funny that they're local and I'm completely ignorant of even their name.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pdrake on January 18, 2009, 08:24:47 PM
if you can get the clips from SNL make sure and take note of the drummer's voice. it's really nice. i bet needles will like these guys.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: NexR on January 18, 2009, 08:50:15 PM
I like that first tune with the video a lot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on January 19, 2009, 07:50:42 AM
I'm more interested in the art chosen for the album cover.

Here is an enlargement of the art. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Pieter_Bruegel_d._%C3%84._061.jpg)

Here is the breakdown of all the proverbs represented in the scene. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlandish_Proverbs)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pdrake on January 19, 2009, 06:53:58 PM
thanks, mo, for that link to the proverbs. i saw the painting, it's quite fascinating.

here's a link for the SNL videos.

http://www.musicbyday.com/fleet-foxes-on-saturday-night-live/346/

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on February 02, 2009, 02:24:01 AM
My ears ringing.

I actually uh, went out to a SHOW tonight.

:flipper: would have loved it:

Channel 3 with DOA headlining. Buddy of mine bought me the ticket  a few weeks ago in response to my economic panic.

Channel 3 (http://www.myspace.com/channelthree) totally rocked. DOA (http://www.myspace.com/doapunk), likewise, although I guess they've been playing as a trio for years. Joey Shithead totally rocked doing the leads... :jam:

It was so cool to see a mosh pit again, people just being cool, hard and fast. :detta:

Otherwise, getting old, spending too much money I don't have... :empty pockets WTF:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 02, 2009, 06:18:16 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 02, 2009, 09:39:18 AM
:thumbsup: Excellent.
You don't need money.



...




...


I need money, but that's another story
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 02, 2009, 02:30:18 PM
Nice!  I've never seen either band.  This Friday I hope to go see a Retching Red reunion in Richmond.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on February 02, 2009, 05:57:33 PM
DOA makes me think of Bloodrock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNyGNjf4EUs). That might have been more of a regional thing, though; still hear it on the classic rawk sometimes. Gawd @ the audio quality of all the Youtubes of this, bleh...still, it's right up there with the Dead Man's Curve and Last Kiss and all those other car crash anthems.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 05, 2009, 09:37:39 AM
I'm listening to the Cramps.

Life is short and full of stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on February 05, 2009, 10:58:14 AM
Watching the Cobert Report and the guest was Steve Martin. Apparently he plays the banjo and has an album out.

Yous guys that actually know something about this - I was pretty impressed. Is he any good or did he just get the album because he is "Steve Martin"?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 05, 2009, 11:13:07 AM
Back when he did standup, in the seventies, the banjo was an integral part of his act. I was always surprised at how good he was. I think he released an album of mostly music around the time of "King Tut." I mean, he is Steve Martin and he can probably do whatever the hell he wants, but he's definitely talented in the music area.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 05, 2009, 12:47:23 PM
He was one of my heroes until he became obsessed with making lots of really bad studio movies.

I still think he's pretty great.  But he needs to not do those.  I'll let him get away with Parenthood, but that's about it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 05, 2009, 01:03:00 PM
I have the LPs Let's Get Small, Wild And Crazy Guy, and Comedy Is Not Pretty.  Hilarious stuff with several banjo infused goodies.  In particular on Let's Get Small, he does Grandmother's Song which is still one of my favorites :jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 05, 2009, 01:13:04 PM
That's not the one with the perky banjo accompaniment and lyrics that go "Oh death, and grief, and sorrow, and murder ..." ?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 05, 2009, 01:39:50 PM
Nope.  Grandmother's Song is

Be courteous, kind, and forgiving,
Be gentle and peaceful each day
Be honest and love all your neighbors
Be obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant

Be pompous, obese, and eat cactus
Put a live chicken in your underwear...

Something like that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 05, 2009, 01:41:40 PM
Oh duh, of course. And everybody sings along.

We're having some fun, here at the Boarding House ...
It's only four dollars ... every five minutes ...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on February 05, 2009, 02:15:33 PM
I just found this in the fark thread about the Pope and the Holocaust-denying Bishop:

Quote
WrestlerManager   2009-02-05 01:37:53 PM   
Superjew: He just released an album of "serious" banjo music.

And it's great. Really. Not a joke, he's a good player!


He's a competent picker. His composition is entirely derivative and void of originality. You hear strands of Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Ballad of Jed Clampett in every tune.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 05, 2009, 02:22:18 PM
Well that settles it then. He is the greatest banjo artist ever in history.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 05, 2009, 02:46:09 PM
I think it makes a big difference whether he's releasing an album for general audiences or for banjo afficionados or just as a vanity project targeted at hardcore Steve Martin fans.

Although, really, I don't particularly care.  Reminds me of someone who got really offended, somehow, when they found out George Clooney didn't do his own singing in Brother, Where Art Thou.  Because . . . ?

Martin used to juggle, too, and it was fun to watch him do it, but the records of the great jugglers of the world were never threatened.  (Even the Mexican cat jugglers.)  I remember Martin saying that when he was a kid, he worked at Disney, and on his first day they had him stand somewhere and give out flyers.  They gave him a day's worth of flyers, but he went into his antics and managed to give them all out in a couple of hours. 

I would have taken a flyer.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 05, 2009, 04:36:58 PM
Well that settles it then. He is the greatest banjo artist ever in history.

 :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 11, 2009, 07:46:01 PM
Kittie.

Don't hate! ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on February 11, 2009, 08:12:05 PM
Ha!  Punk found a Kittie CD a few weeks ago.  It's still in the CD changer in the house.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 12, 2009, 02:04:44 PM
The Avett Brothers.  I don't know who they are, but they're doing a little banjo song (I Would Be Sad) right now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on February 13, 2009, 01:13:37 AM
The Avett Brothers.  I don't know who they are, but they're doing a little banjo song (I Would Be Sad) right now.

IIRC, SMJW would have all of the Avett Brothers' babies, if he were able.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 13, 2009, 12:45:50 PM
Kittie.

Don't hate! ;)

I like Kittie :jam: :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 14, 2009, 10:36:09 AM
I had managed to get a 'college radio' station at Pandora that was playing the New Roots stuff (um . . . The Waybacks and Frontier Ruckus and some other bands), but now the Pandora ads are consistently hanging the machine, so I'm listening to the fluorescent lights hum.

Meh.  Pandora is such an eternal tease.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 14, 2009, 05:38:12 PM
Pandora has ads?

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/noscript.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 14, 2009, 08:01:02 PM
I'm sure there are ways I could block them -- and it's only Flash and other multimedia ones that suck the proverbial dog -- but I haven't had the time or motivation to look into it.  Pandora's an OK semi-free service, but it's not like I never had any other way to listen to music.  It hasn't seemed worth the hassle.

If I could actually control Pandora's music selection better, I'd be far more tempted to put up with its BS.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on February 16, 2009, 02:39:01 PM
I spent this weekend hitting up the metal shows with my friends, one of which is the drummer in one of the most technical bands around. It made me decide to put on a show in my town. Then this girl asked me to get them on her show which I thought was real funny (and convienient timing).

If you are feeling like listening to some progressive death metal, check out Terrorhorse (http://"www.myspace.com/terrorhorse"). They basically converted me to the religion.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 16, 2009, 02:41:06 PM
Death metal usually bores me, but I like the phrase "progressive death".

:hmm:

I don't suppose this is just prog rock about murder, or something?

[will try the link later]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on February 17, 2009, 04:02:15 PM
This song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5O4ZGbWKaM) popped into my head today.

I don't think I've thought about that song in 20 years... and yet I had this fleeting crush on him when it came out. LOVED the video, so classically 1980s....
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 17, 2009, 05:07:25 PM
Huh.  Never heard that one before.  I missed so much by not seeing Vision Quest . . . .

Fortunately, Gotcha! came out the same year.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on February 22, 2009, 06:12:27 AM
Tonight while playing Rock Band I realized that the Tragically Hip is a way better band than REM ever was and yet somehow that pussy michael stipe is in mad music mags. Fucking injustice.

Axe not about murder (I know a band in search of a singer for their songs about rape, murder, and necromadness. I turned down that gimmick). I have to say I'm not the hugest fan of the screaming since mostly it makes my ears feel like they're being sandblasted. Darryl does it rather tolerably for me tho (the influx of the yell/sing with bands like Rise Against and Against Me has got me softened up to it) but the guitars will melt your face. I have been getting more and more into that.

Love to singles:
Metric - Help I'm Alive
Arkells - Oh the Boss is Comin'
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire (Yeeeeaaaaaahhh)
Eagles of Death Metal - Wanna be in L.A.
MGMT - Kids

Those made for a sexy December/January. Haven't listened to the radio so much since mid-January so there could be something new that's out. MGMT is one fucked up outfit who's music makes me wanna do drugs i've never done to get more perspective on it. Oracular Spectacular is a damn good album though and the more I think of summer the more I like it (Wanna Be in L.A. puts images of palm trees in my head). Go run and get yourself a copy of Only by the Night if you haven't heard it already. I've been a fan of the Kings of Leon since Aha! Shake Heartbreak and this is sorta like the moment in the movie where the cute but muppet looking girl goes to a proper hair stylist and comes back looking like a Victoria's Secret angel. Want to play this album while getting laid. I'll try and update that.

I don't feel one bit guilty for falling for Paramore's Riot! That girl can sing sexier than Avril. Most the songs are pretty lame and about love and relationships and crap, but I like That's what you get, and love fences and misery business. Listening to more and more Streetlight Manifesto but still only really have love for We Will fall Together.

The Fucking Champs. They're awesome. They're metal, but no vox. I've been listening to Supergrass when I'm feeling all lonely and vulnerable and it makes me not worry so much about everyone i ever knew getting married but me.

I owe Matthew Good's Hospital Music AND White Lights Rock and Roll review a spin (it's those iTunes gift cards). And of course the White Stripes. I seriously think that Jack White is my greatest musical influence. Grunge+Classic Riffage+Recorded at home= :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 26, 2009, 06:35:01 PM
This song is about me. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Vze7ZlLH8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 26, 2009, 06:45:09 PM
Catchy!

It works well with that all-songs-are-about-masturbation meme, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on February 26, 2009, 10:22:14 PM
And conversely, all masturbation is about singing...or something like that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 27, 2009, 02:11:06 PM
This song is about me. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Vze7ZlLH8)

Thanks!  I heard this song last week on KSCU and didn't know who did it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 09, 2009, 05:44:05 PM
OH GOD, PEOPLE.

Bunch of bootlegs from shows by Hüsker Dü and Black Flag, Tucson 1982-3 (http://www.shavedneck.com/SoundFilePage.htm#A5). Quality not so bad. Better than being there the first time! (there in a metaphorical sense, i've never been to tucson)

*makes small mosh pit in office and thrashes around a bit*

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on March 09, 2009, 10:16:02 PM
This is a good one. I've been off on a big Rundgren kick lately, revisiting albums I haven't heard since high school.

Side 4 of Something/Anything  is interesting that Rundgren did it all live with a pickup band. It's where "Hello It's Me" comes from.

The cast of characters on the side are studio pros like Rick Derringer, Amos Garret, Billy Mundi amongst future notables like Vicki Sue Robinson and Edward James Olmos (http://discog.fleetwoodmac.net/songs.php?sid=5544)  :eek: who was a singer long before he took up acting. I think I can hear him singing.  :galm:

Imagine him full-voice like he's calling out the Chief only he's yelling "S! --- L--! U-T! She may be a slut but she looks good to me...." :D

Couldn't find a YouTube...here's a torrent (http://www.torrentreactor.net/torrents/2738774/Todd-Rundgren-Something-Anything) if you're so inclined. It's a cool album...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on March 09, 2009, 11:27:38 PM
Punk got me a $50 iTunes card for Christmas that I'm just now getting around to spending.  Genius has taken me down the rabbithole.  I... I bought some Candlebox.  Punk says I really was destined to move out here.  I should have come out in high school.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 10, 2009, 11:35:38 AM
Faces . . . strange faces cloud my mind
Empty traces . . . make it hard for me to find
Somewhere, in the distance, is there someone who awaits
For that moment I am taken over by the hands of fate


:headbang:



edit:  I think I've heard three songs by Candlebox and liked at least two of them.  They seemed OK to me.  I just never heard anything about them again.  Kinda like Seven Mary Three, except without the cool name.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on March 10, 2009, 11:41:38 AM
 :lol:  That's Tesla, isn't it?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 10, 2009, 12:15:57 PM
It's on a mix tape I have (from . . . um, about 1991, but it still plays great!), right after Modern Day Cowboy.

The flipside is The Cult, Love.

My cow-orkers don't know what to make of me, it's true.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on March 10, 2009, 12:43:24 PM
I made a tape in college that had Reba McIntyre on one side and The Offspring on the other.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on March 10, 2009, 02:56:38 PM
The Avett Brothers.  I don't know who they are, but they're doing a little banjo song (I Would Be Sad) right now.

IIRC, SMJW would have all of the Avett Brothers' babies, if he were able.


I must be doing something wrong, this hasn't happened for me yet.  Suggestions?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 10, 2009, 02:57:45 PM
song:  Davy Jones Liquor Locker
artist:  The Neptunas
album:  All Right This Time Just The Girls
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on March 10, 2009, 03:01:06 PM
The new Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy album Beware is on repeat 1000000000 times a day.

This past summer, I was lucky enough to attend a Bonnie show in Louisville at "Funtown."  This limited engagement turned out to be a minimal number of people just showing up in a field and swimming/drinking/talking until dusk and Bonnie took the stage with a bluegrass band.  It was pretty much one of the most incredible things I've been a part of.  The only downfall?  A horrid bout with Chiggers in the following weeks.........what is it about bugs in my skin....oh, er...what?

Anyhow, the New Yorker did a really great piece that sort of mentions the Funtown gig.....check it out
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/05/090105fa_fact_sanneh (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/05/090105fa_fact_sanneh)

oh an here is his new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5__UQbZVcMU
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 10, 2009, 05:14:18 PM
The cast of characters on the side are studio pros like Rick Derringer, Amos Garret, Billy Mundi amongst future notables like Vicki Sue Robinson and Edward James Olmos (http://discog.fleetwoodmac.net/songs.php?sid=5544)  :eek: who was a singer long before he took up acting. I think I can hear him singing.  :galm:

 :shock: That's the most bizarre thing I've heard all day. And yeah, great album  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 16, 2009, 08:02:31 PM
cookie bait: Stone Roses getting back together (http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/03/17/stone-roses-to-reform-madchester-legends-plan-summer-tour-exclusive-115875-21203802/)

also: Hacienda/Factory Records -  Radio 1 Essential Mix (http://www.trashmenagerie.com/mixes/audio/Hacienda/Hacienda%20-%20Essential%20Mix%20-%2026.08.2007.mp3) from 2007

PETE TONG - FACTORY - HOUR 1
Joy Division ‘Transmission’ (Factory)
Joy Division ‘She’s Lost Control’ (Factory)
A Certain Ratio ‘Shack Up’ (Factory)
A Certain Ratio ‘Knife Slits Water’ (Factory)
Joy Division ‘Atmosphere’ (Factory)
Durutti Column ‘Otis’ (Factory)
New Order ‘Confusion’ (Factory)
New Order ‘True Dub’ (Factory)
New Order ‘True Faith (Morel Pink Mix)’ (Factory)
Happy Mondays ‘Step On (Accapella)’ (Factory)
Happy Mondays ‘Hallelujah (Oakenfold Remix)’ (Factory)
New Order ‘Fine Time (Steve Silk Hurley Remix)’ (Factory)
New Order ‘Blue Monday (Original)’ (Factory)
New Order ‘5-8-6′ (Factory)
Electronic ‘Getting Away With It (Nude Mix)’ (Factory)
Electronic ‘Getting Away With It (Original Mix)’ (Factory)

MIKE PICKERING - HACIENDA - HOUR 2
Marshal Jefferson ‘Move Your Body’ (Trax)
Hashim ‘Al Naafiysh’ (BCM)
Orange Lemon ‘Dreams Of Santa Anna’ (Champion)
Adonis ‘No Way Back’ (London)
Tcoy ‘Carino’ (Deconstruction)
Jomanda ‘Make My Body Rock’ (BCM)
Kenny Jammin Jason ‘Can U Dance (Bonus Jack)’ (Champion)
Rhythm Is Rhythm ‘Nude Photo’ (Transmat)
808 State ‘Pacific State’ (ZTT)
Marshall Jefferson ‘Open Our Eyes’ (FFRR)
Inner City ‘Good Life (Derrick May Remix)’ (10 Records)
Stirling Void ‘Its Alright’ (Dance Division)
A Guy Called Gerald ‘Voodoo Ray’ (Warlock)
Ce Ce Rogers ‘Someday’ (Atlantic)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on March 16, 2009, 09:28:13 PM
 :worship:

Oh man, oh man.  Thanks for the Radio 1 link!

But I won't believe in a Stone Roses reunion until it actually happens.  That's nice that they might play a few dates together, but I hope they don't wreck their legacy by releasing a new album.  I don't think it could compete with their previous output.  The times have changed.

The Smiths were offered that Coachella gig too if they reunited.  I'm sure the money gave them some pause, but Morrissey eventually declined.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on March 17, 2009, 12:42:35 AM
And here I was hoping it was "flirtatious background chatter at Randomaxe's bookstore. I've had it bugged for some time now." :batteyes:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 21, 2009, 12:41:11 AM
Q-Tip spinning live on P Twitty TV (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ptwittytv)

Something nice to listen to now that I'm home and waiting for tonight's tv shows to come in

He's dropping James Brown "The Payback" now, sweeet

(last night Diddy crashed UStream so they brought in a whole new in-house system just for him, to handle the traffic. He's in here yelling LET'S GO PEOPLE!!!! just like on the Twitters, haha)

Funny comment: he's all like "WE MAKIN HISTORY HERE" and somebody answered "dude, you're at a club with a webcam, it's not exactly Nixon going to China.."

Wow Q-Tip is a pretty damn good DJ. He's rocking doubles of Bob James "Meet Me at the Mardi Gras" and a bunch of old school hip hop, club is bumping to it...

I'm liveblogging. Gawd this next guy is good too. This is how it's done, this is how you blow it up right here. That Snoop joint about how it ain't no fun if the homies don't get none, into Prince "Pop Life"...bangin!

It makes me happy to see a dancefloor going wild to Al Green "Love and Happiness"...woo! oh and Estelle is up there in the booth with them, cool...she kicks ass, check her out if you haven't.."No Substitute Love" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0blAXtaQc), "American Boy" with Kanye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMYg8yi--Dk) ("who killin' it in the UK, everybody's sayin' it's you, K" hahaha)


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 27, 2009, 06:37:15 PM
D.O.A., by Bloodrock.

It's kind of one-quarter-speed headbanging to 1970ish prog metal.  About DEATH, man!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 27, 2009, 07:00:07 PM
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII remember that song  :P

Last night I went looking for some song, I don't even remember what it was now, and I ran across Atomic Rooster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Rooster) - A Spoonful of Bromide Helps The Pulse Rate Go Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soy4x-H4gI4). I think I used to have an 8 track tape of theirs waaay back when.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on March 27, 2009, 07:50:47 PM
Kinda sounds like side of "Thick as a Brick" without the flute...

And I've never heard a Bloodrock song, but I remember that Rolling Stone gave all their records the lowest rating possible: a bullet, which usually made me want to check out the reason why.

Never got around to that with Bloodrock...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 27, 2009, 08:46:56 PM
DOA was their only decent song, as far as I know.

The only thing of real interest to me about Atomic Rooster, other than being an obscure memory, is the list of connections:

Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Andromeda
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Hard Stuff
Cactus
Colosseum
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Ginger Baker

Oh, and the album cover by Roger Dean (http://www.rogerdean.com/).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on March 31, 2009, 07:48:12 PM
I heard this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svl1t4b1RD4) on XM this morning and I could NOT place it... and yet I kind of remember the video.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on March 31, 2009, 09:40:13 PM
I don't remember that either, but I had a tendency to block out your typical "80s music" at the time (as I'm sure you all know by now ;) ) but I do remember the album cover:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fE5pHoweb14/SIVbVPtzStI/AAAAAAAAAOM/JW4UfPuuhHQ/s320/PPP.jpg)

It's still not that great of a song, but I can at least approach it with more of an open mind 26 years later...

It has cool guitar...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 01, 2009, 01:24:08 AM
ooh! over in Related Videos: Tony Carey A Fine Fine Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9jb8xWhbxU)

This tune is bangin', and the video is a nice accompaniment to its story.

Speaking of the ancient music video arts, MTV is showing a six hour block of videos again, late at night. They're mixing a lot of classic videos in with the new, so it's not too bad. "The Reflex" came on after a new Justin Timberlake track, heh.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 01, 2009, 12:08:29 PM
Wow, Planet P!

Great examples of one of those eighties bands that would have sunk without a trace if not for the fact they had video to show when MTV was new and desperate. I really liked them :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 01, 2009, 12:16:38 PM
I'm pretty sure we didn't have MTV in Kansas until at least '84, and they were popular there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 01, 2009, 02:16:44 PM
Usually I just try to avoid April Fools mostly. It's amateur night for many, many people who have no business trying to be funny. Still, if only this were true... (http://www.bjork.com/news/?id=899)

How much ass would that kick? Quite a bit, by any measure.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 01, 2009, 02:30:25 PM
Yes, that's quite kick ass.  Now I'm daydreaming at what could be....

I'm pretty sure we didn't have MTV in Kansas until at least '84, and they were popular there.

1982 was when I first remember watching MTV here in KC.  I don't remember Planet P Project at all though. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on April 01, 2009, 02:36:23 PM
Usually I just try to avoid April Fools mostly. It's amateur night for many, many people who have no business trying to be funny.

THIS
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on April 01, 2009, 03:03:22 PM
My coworker stole my boss's writing implements, stole everybody's nameplates, taped my phone thingy down (wtf is this called?), and attempted to suspend her employee's stapler in jello.  Luckily, I like her.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 01, 2009, 03:08:39 PM
Pranksters.

Throw them down the Tarpeian Cliff, I say. Shit was never amusing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 01, 2009, 03:17:44 PM
Quote
Tony Carey A Fine Fine Day

I've frequently had this song stuck in my head since the first time I heard it.  The video isn't bad, either.


One of my cow-orkers said, "You've probably been expecting me to pull some kind of prank all day.  I'm not sure why I haven't."

I told him, "I have the kind of sense of humor where I'm more likely to think something is funny when it happens to someone else."

He said, "Oh, yeah, right.  OK, THAT'S why I haven't done anything."  :lol:

But, really, it's because he forgot it was April 1.  Fortunately.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 01, 2009, 03:43:35 PM
(wtf is this called?)

Receiver?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 01, 2009, 03:51:42 PM
Bluesy-folksy thing came on Pandora, but the lyrics I was catching seemed a little odd, and I said to cow-orker, "What IS that?"

He said, "It's Alison Krauss.  It's called . . . When God Dips His Pen of Love in My Inkwell."

:spittake:

Upon closer inspection, it appears to be When God Dips His Pen of Love in My Heart, which is, uh, not as strange, anyway.  By a bit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on April 01, 2009, 04:08:51 PM
No, the little button.

edit: Ah, the switch hook.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 01, 2009, 05:30:37 PM
Oh yeah, that makes more sense. "Hello? Hello?"  :lol:

Like the tape over the mouseball trick, which I guess has been replaced by the tape over the laser trick.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 01, 2009, 05:34:03 PM
Sorry, but when I hear the words "tape," "mouse" and "ball" I, uh, yeah....
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 01, 2009, 05:41:24 PM
Rough prom, eh?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 01, 2009, 05:57:37 PM
Yeah, I went as Richard Gere...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on April 01, 2009, 06:22:13 PM
Yeah, I went as Richard Gere...
:spittake: :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on April 01, 2009, 07:19:18 PM
This seemed like it fits better here:

Vintage T-Shirts by Worn Free (http://www.wornfree.com/)

"Our mission is simple: To resurrect the coolest T-Shirts of all time. We reproduce shirts worn by such Legends as John Lennon, Joey Ramone, Frank Zappa, Debbie Harry, Gram Parsons, Johnny Ramone and Joan Jett and now Kurt Cobain to name but a few!"

now why the fuck didn't I think of this?? Oh, wait, my husband did, like 10 ten years ago. :doh:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on April 01, 2009, 07:23:03 PM
Interesting...not shirts OF the idolized musicians, but shirts WORN by them.

I used to get a big kick out of Zappa wearing the "Frog Hollow Day Camp" shirt...

They forgot  the "PIPCO" jersey, though, looks like...

Way overpriced, though. I could make my own for less that 50 bucks, for sure...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 01, 2009, 09:39:59 PM
We were poking around on the Converse site this week and they have The Who, Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, The Doors, etc. themed sneakers right now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 02, 2009, 05:30:24 AM
Enrico Caruso digitally remastered downloads.

http://www.enricocaruso.dk/download-eng.html

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 02, 2009, 10:41:05 AM
I would've thought that the licenses to reprint those shirts would cost a fortune.  And maybe they do.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on April 02, 2009, 11:28:23 AM
I like the MGMT song "Electric Feel" but this morning it struck me how disco-y it is and now I can't hear anything else.  I don't know if I like it anymore. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 02, 2009, 12:08:06 PM
I've had Italian Opera stuck in my head all day. This morning it was La Donna é mobile, and now it's O Sole Mio. And I had spaghetti for lunch. I'm waiting for gangsters to bust in my office with machine guns blaring.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 02, 2009, 10:12:24 PM
His Puccini rules.

And now I think I'm going to make spaghetti for dinner, mo.
 
:thumbsup:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 03, 2009, 07:32:41 AM
From opera to Eefin' (http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/03/eef-beat-manifesto.html).

First Post, I think you need to work some of this into your samples. Check this one out:

http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/GG/Evolution_Control_Committee_-_Hillbilly_Beatboxin.mp3

If that link doesn't work, it's on the page linked above, about half way down.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 26, 2009, 04:35:25 AM
See, how did I miss that post initially? I read the WFMU blog quite a bit, and remember seeing this there. Some guys around here do something similar. Maybe if I slooooow it down and put big sinewave bass underneath it so it sounds all greasy, haha...

(I think one problem is that I usually just click on the stuff that's new and blue, and so if more than one thread in a section is new, I sometimes end up overlooking all but the most recent one. I'm trying not to do that now, because if you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it)

Melody Gardot: never heard of this girl until she did a Ustream chat the other day, and after a bit of blahblah she played this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7LmsG13OGU) and I was enchanted. Wow she's good; her album is coming out this week in the US, I think. I enjoyed hearing her just sing and play guitar more than with a full band, but that's probably a personal thing (I'm the same way about Tori Amos).

Anyway it wasn't until afterward that I read her whole story (you have to have a story): she was hit by a car while cycling and basically had to learn to walk and talk all over again. She took up the guitar during the time she was still unable to sit upright, so she learned to play while lying flat in bed as part of her rehab. It's a remarkable story, but I mean I thought she was badass before I even knew any of that. So yeah, check her out.

(eta the official video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE-zUVh-isI), with the ol' A-Wine video-from-the-bathtub motif. Not that I'm complaining. At any rate, it's a really good song in that indeterminate era sort of way, where you can't tell if it's brand new or some old standard or something in between)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 26, 2009, 07:39:43 AM
Heh. I'd forgotten about posting the effin' thing. It's not as funky as I remember it being, and more silly. I guess in comparison to the rest of the stuff on that page, it's very serious  :P

I miss things around here all the time. Some times I don't have time to click on stuff, some times I'm in a funk and nothing interests me, some times I get in a weird kind of lurk mode where I don't want to say anything. Most times in those situations I intend to come back to the thread, but a lot of times I don't, and there's no real reason. After a certain amount of time has passed, it seems awkward to come back to the thread and say something. I think everyone is that way to a degree. No explanation needed.

For example, congratulations on the new kitty, Feff&pnuk! More pictures, please!  :P

Melody Gardot:  :thud: Enchanting is a excellent choice of words. Also, I agree her voice is too beautiful, and her guitar playing is too cool to be covered up with a string section. I envy those people in Paris - that's the way to see a performer like that. No recording can capture the beauty of that type of live performance. I love the sound of a live acoustic guitar, preferably without amplification/mic. The first video was obviously taken with a crappy camera, so I can understand the poor sound quality, but the second professional one has some of the same characteristics - or at least on my speakers. Maybe there's something wrong with my speakers, but when she hits a certain frequency range, I'm getting a hummmm from my speakers. Are you getting that? Is that maybe some sort of copyright protection through compressed range thing?

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. At any rate, it's a really good song in that indeterminate era sort of way, where you can't tell if it's brand new or some old standard or something in between)

It reminds me of something I would hear on the radio show I've mentioned here before - Martinis Con Queso. Vintage Lounge music is sort of a derogative phrase, so maybe it would be better to link their playlists (http://martinisconqueso88.blogspot.com/). Anyway, it's refreshing to hear something new that has all the elements and structure of the classics without being cheesy and simply copying something that's already been done without improving upon it.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 26, 2009, 06:15:21 PM
Melody Gardot:  :thud: Enchanting is a excellent choice of words. Also, I agree her voice is too beautiful, and her guitar playing is too cool to be covered up with a string section. I envy those people in Paris - that's the way to see a performer like that. No recording can capture the beauty of that type of live performance. I love the sound of a live acoustic guitar, preferably without amplification/mic. The first video was obviously taken with a crappy camera, so I can understand the poor sound quality, but the second professional one has some of the same characteristics - or at least on my speakers. Maybe there's something wrong with my speakers, but when she hits a certain frequency range, I'm getting a hummmm from my speakers. Are you getting that? Is that maybe some sort of copyright protection through compressed range thing?

I'm guessing it's probably just how Youtube squashes things down to 128kbps audio...it might not be as noticeable in the case of super-compressed heavy guitar rock, or bleepy Casio crunk-rap, etc. but with jazz-oriented stuff like this it stands out more, especially in the range she is singing. The mp3 version I have sounds pretty good.

(We're seeing this a lot on the electronic music boards and blogs, where somebody will just rip a song off Youtube or Myspace @ 128 and then upconvert it to 320 (the current DJ standard), but it doesn't really work correctly that way and the differences are extremely obvious in bass-oriented music.)

But yeah, randomly clicking a Twitter post from Ustream and then getting to hear her sitting around casually playing these tunes on their office couch was an unexpected treat. I'm getting to where I watch more webcam tv than "real" tv these days it seems...last night Andy Milonakis got on real late and played a couple of hours of tasteful reggae; I was surprised at his knowledge of the music, very nice.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 29, 2009, 05:18:16 PM
I'm listening to PJ Harvey.  Every once in a while I just go to an artist and shuffle on through.  68 songs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 29, 2009, 05:54:27 PM
http://simplynoise.com/

Brown/red noise, oscillating. I'm at the beach, in my head.

(thx tumblrs)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 30, 2009, 05:55:50 PM
have some CanCon cheeze:  :canada:

http://listoftheday.blogspot.com/2009/04/classic-80s-music-video-of-day_30.html

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 08, 2009, 01:19:31 PM
Went to see a show in Zorgo's old haunt last night.  The venue The Crepe Place on Soquel over by the whole paycheck foods.  The bands:

Stripmall Architecture (http://www.myspace.com/stripmallarchitecture)-formerly Halou and they were fabulous as usual, sans Erica the cellist but their performers are usually 5+/-2 so this is par for the course.
Mountain Animal Hospital (http://www.myspace.com/mountainanimalhospital)-musically sound, but the front man was annoying and it would have been more enjoyable as a three piece.  The other guitarist played finger-style electric.  Not something you see everyday.
Oso (http://www.myspace.com/thebandoso)-Great show.  And another connection to Zorgo they're out of Santa Barbaria.  Check them out!  They are a four piece and feature a violinist/fiddler and are put on an electirc/accoustic sandwich with accoustic as the bread and electric as the filling.  For the bread parts, the guitarist plays while riding a unicycle!  The music is kind of a Victim's Family-esque thrash take on traditional folk music.  The crowd was frenetic.  I'm glad I suffered through the middle band's horrible front man and sacrificed sleep to stay for this set.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on May 08, 2009, 04:25:01 PM
Bedtime for Democracy at near max volume with the windows open.

Since I don't have a sax or hurdy gurdy or set of pipes. Yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on May 08, 2009, 04:35:04 PM
Well that's over. I forgot I had Joe's Garage loaded next. I'm sure The Great Scrutinizer is puzzling their country-music-listening asses.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 08, 2009, 10:06:26 PM
Oso! the units know one of those guys. They're great! Cool!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 11, 2009, 03:35:32 PM
Go see them.  They're fantastic!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on May 14, 2009, 06:33:57 AM
The Aggrolites on Yo Gabba Gabba? (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=23374386)

WTF?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on May 14, 2009, 10:56:39 AM
Google 'Black Cab Sessions'. Videos of musicians in the back of a taxi in London.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on May 14, 2009, 03:21:55 PM
The Aggrolites on Yo Gabba Gabba? (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=23374386)

WTF?

That's the banana song! I have been singing it for almost a year. I have no idea who the Aggrolites are, but I am familiar with that clip.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on May 14, 2009, 04:47:18 PM
Google 'Black Cab Sessions'. Videos of musicians in the back of a taxi in London.

Black Cab Sessions are like potato chips.  You can't watch just one.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on May 27, 2009, 05:51:24 PM
I was at the secondhand media store, buying some cheap DVDs, and instead of the usual graveyard protest metal they normally play they were playing something odd.  It sounded like Spacehog got into a car accident with The Beautiful South.  After three tracks, I was seriously WTF who are these guys.  Then they switched to some kind of thrashy metal stuff.

I went over to the counter and said, "Who was that you were playing?"

"What, the last track?  Or the one before?"

"Maybe a couple of tracks ago?  You played three or four sarcastic melodramatic modern prog rock tracks in a row that had to have been the same artist."

"Oh.  Maybe . . . Ween?"

What, they don't know?


Anyway, I remembered enough of the lyrics to one song (Buckingham Green) to come back here and confirm, yeah, it's Ween.  Huh.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on May 27, 2009, 07:57:12 PM
I love how Ween jumps effortlessly from one genre to another just because they can, and they do it so well.
 
:thumbsup:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 05, 2009, 12:02:31 AM
Some of my friends are broadcasting live from their weekly in Dallas right now...http://everydayjunglist.org/ (http://everydayjunglist.org/)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 05, 2009, 10:09:04 AM
Last night, in the car, I was switching stations, and the hard rock station was playing . . . no, it CAN'T be . . . but it was . . . a post-grunge rock version of Careless Whisper, apparently by Seether.

That was pretty WTF.  Frankly, you'd think they would have altered it further.  A little rasp, an occasional faint scream, guitar picking up the sax . . . no, that's still 80% Wham, my friends.  Not as rocky as you probably intended.


edit:  It was still catchy, though.  Don't get me wrong.  But it seemed more like it was for people who can't admit they ever liked anything by George Michael than it was a reimagining of the song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 05, 2009, 12:24:22 PM
All the Dangermonk songs on my iPod.  Good stuff.  Previously I was listening to Lacerda's Mad Bitchez Disgruntled Hos.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on June 05, 2009, 03:10:58 PM
Heard from the DM lately?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 05, 2009, 03:24:36 PM
Nope.  Someone should send out a search party.
/me takes one step back

I really don't have the time right now with work, parenting, impending doom, etc.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on June 05, 2009, 03:35:58 PM
Aye. He knows where we be.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on June 05, 2009, 11:01:37 PM
Elvis Perkins in Deerland. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on June 08, 2009, 05:51:09 PM
The new Rancid. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErLZaItKFaY)

A solid effort, but I'm wondering when the hell Rancid went and got themselves middle aged. Was Op Ivy really 20+ years ago?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 08, 2009, 06:14:21 PM
I used to see Op Ivy back in college so, mid to late 80s, yep.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on June 08, 2009, 06:27:38 PM
Went to see a great show Saturday night, and am now listening to the bands today.

The Lonely Forest (http://www.myspace.com/thelonelyforest), from Anacortes, Wash.


Agent Ribbons (http://www.myspace.com/agentribbons) from Sacramento


Camera Obscura (http://www.myspace.com/cameraobscuraband) from Glasgow, Scotland

All for $20 -- what a great deal...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 08, 2009, 06:31:13 PM
The new Rancid. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErLZaItKFaY)

A solid effort, but I'm wondering when the hell Rancid went and got themselves middle aged. Was Op Ivy really 20+ years ago?

Yeah.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on June 09, 2009, 06:49:50 PM
Love Camera Obscura -- that lush, 60s pop sound. Beautiful.

Check out 'Underachievers Please Try Harder.' "Teenager" from that disk. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORChwGPCeDw)

My favorite song of theirs -- "Keep It Clean." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_uDLbtnYAA)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Tripper on June 10, 2009, 10:11:44 PM
I've got that remake of the remake of Major Thom from the car commercial in my head.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on June 10, 2009, 10:13:46 PM
ECHOES from Meddle

*edit Tard Girl strikes again
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 11, 2009, 12:13:55 PM
The Downer Party
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 11, 2009, 01:42:27 PM
Quote
I've got that remake of the remake of Major Thom from the car commercial in my head.

?  I have not seen the ad.  Is it a remake of the Peter Schilling song or the Bowie original?


My brother made me sit and watch YouTube videos of songs he's recently started liking.  I am the sort of person who finds this tiresome REALLY FAST even if I like the songs.  I don't know why, although it's partly the watching-someone-else's-monitor thing.  :shrug:

But a song by a band called Noah and the Whale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8YCSJpF4g4) has been stuck in my head ever since.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Tripper on June 11, 2009, 02:01:30 PM
It's the Peter Schilling version, I believe.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 11, 2009, 02:45:39 PM
FOUR THREE TWO ONE EARTH BELOW US


I just heard that on a Living in Oblivion tape on the way to work today.  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on June 11, 2009, 04:44:26 PM
Haha.  I have that Living In Oblivion on CD.  Great series.  Volume 5!


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 11, 2009, 04:53:44 PM
:clap:

Yeah, a friend of mine had the whole series, years ago, and made me a huge compilation mix tape of selected tracks.  I admit I have to listen to it A LOT before I get sick of it and have to put it away for a few months.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 11, 2009, 10:46:08 PM
My neighbors groaning in agony over the basketball game
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 12, 2009, 01:59:53 PM
Heh. I just listened to an MP3 of Jeph Jaques (the webcartoonist) trying out his new Creston (http://crestonguitars.com/information/). That's one of the funniest FAQs I've read in a while.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on June 12, 2009, 04:25:27 PM
Young Fresh Fellows "Beer Money" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzf_ujdcmkA&feature=related)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on June 12, 2009, 04:45:20 PM
remembered how bad this was from the "boy bands" images (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz7jXVe4kXA)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 13, 2009, 09:28:59 AM
Oh good god.

I remember that the last time we were living in MA, my brother and I got back from work in the wee hours some night and flipped channels, and we stopped at one of the video channels just in time to see Backstreet's Back, or whatever the song's called. 

And.  We.  Could.  Not.  Look.  Away.

We were not familiar with the Backstreet Boys (er . . . in any sense) or great followers of boy band trends, and we figured this was the ludicrous effort of some bizarre flailing minor act that would soon be forgotten.  (We're wrong about this kind of thing sort of a lot, now that I think of it.)

Aside from how ghey and retarded that whole video is, am I wrong in remembering that it starts with the guy pulling a vampiric rabbit out of his pajamas?  I don't want to believe I imagined that (god knows), but it seems IMPOSSIBLE that it could be what they chose to do.  At the same time, no way am I going to YouTube to check.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on June 13, 2009, 09:33:30 AM
Oh good god.

I remember that the last time we were living in MA, my brother and I got back from work in the wee hours some night and flipped channels, and we stopped at one of the video channels just in time to see Backstreet's Back, or whatever the song's called. 

And.  We.  Could.  Not.  Look.  Away.

We were not familiar with the Backstreet Boys (er . . . in any sense) or great followers of boy band trends, and we figured this was the ludicrous effort of some bizarre flailing minor act that would soon be forgotten.  (We're wrong about this kind of thing sort of a lot, now that I think of it.)

Aside from how ghey and retarded that whole video is, am I wrong in remembering that it starts with the guy pulling a vampiric rabbit out of his pajamas?  I don't want to believe I imagined that (god knows), but it seems IMPOSSIBLE that it could be what they chose to do.  At the same time, no way am I going to YouTube to check.

The same thing happened to me. I have lived, nay suffered, with this secret for far too long.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 13, 2009, 09:56:49 AM
Seriously.  It makes the Green Leaves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatta) look like the Statler Brothers.  It's entirely made out of shiny What In God's Name with pinstripes and feathers and at least one propeller-beanie.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 15, 2009, 01:57:44 PM
Viva La Villains, a band that played second at the concert I went to on Friday night.  They're out of Seattle.  They're growing on me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on June 15, 2009, 02:09:49 PM
Never heard of them, but I do recognize the sound.

Almost like what if Alice in Chains were a herky-jerky 6os-influenced band.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 15, 2009, 02:29:43 PM
Again, WTF, Alice in Chains.  Just yesterday or the day before I heard another DJ compare them directly to Blue Oyster Cult.  I'm not, like, offended by the comparison, or anything.  I just don't see it.

I mean, they don't sound like Lawrence Welk, either.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on June 16, 2009, 11:56:37 AM
Weird Al's new song: "Craigslist" (Doors spoof) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R32aFmxL9HY)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on June 16, 2009, 12:06:26 PM
:galm:

Dude never disappoints...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on June 16, 2009, 02:11:42 PM
That didn't quite do anything for me... I guess I've really soured on Jim Morrison in the last few years. :shrug:

I did discover this fan video of "Canadian Idiot," (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_TfBbR6L0M&feature=related) which is actually quite good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on June 19, 2009, 11:35:20 AM
Nick and Norah's soundtrack. It's real good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 19, 2009, 12:07:24 PM
"I want you back," The Jackson 5.

I think I needed a break from listening to "Sober" over and over again really loud.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on June 21, 2009, 08:14:59 PM
I bought the DVD of Xanadu, which came with the soundtrack CD. And no, sorry to disappoint, I don't mean the Rush song.

No, this is the cheesy, Olivia Newton John meets Gene Kelly meets roller disco meets Art Deco meets Greek mythology 1980 movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m1UWSD-FaA).

A very guilty pleasure of mine. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on June 21, 2009, 09:51:53 PM
There's no shame in enjoying the music from Xanadu.

ELO + ONJ = I'll argue that glorious soundtrack with anybody.

:harumph:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on June 21, 2009, 11:08:29 PM
There is no argument. You either like Jeff Lynne's annoying pre-programmed post-Out of the Blue shlock or you hate it profusely and wish he'd never gone there...

OK, so "I'm Alive" has some nice melodies...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on June 21, 2009, 11:45:21 PM
Joel Plaskett - Through & Through & Through (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap_vWmhRHh0)

Canadian indie rocker recommended by Kate Beaton; now this song is all earwormed into my head. His other stuff is cute as well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on June 22, 2009, 12:30:33 AM
hajen just cut through beautifully with her tastes-n-tat.

Luv her.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 22, 2009, 02:35:14 PM
Grayceon[/b], I'll be seeing them with [url=http://www.myspace.com/triclopsband]Triclops (http://www.myspace.com/grayceon) on Thursday.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 27, 2009, 03:33:05 PM
"RIP DJ Screw" is a trending topic on the Twitters...at first I was like, WTF he died around the turn of the century...but then I realized today was June 27th (http://community.allhiphop.com/go/thread/view/12461/18024047/?pg=last).

Yes, "June 27th Freestyle" is an almost 40 minute song with half of Houston rapping on it, the "2112" of hip hop freestyles. Nice to see that people now are celebrating this rare mixtape cut as a historical event...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 20, 2009, 11:13:31 AM
We need a good July 20th "space" playlist.

- Also sprach Zarathustra, Strauss (duh)
- Space Oddity, Bowie
- Spaceboy, Smashing Pumpkins
- Space Truckin', Deep Purple
- Space Cowboy, Steve Miller

... more? Add here
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on July 20, 2009, 12:11:13 PM
Major Tom - yes or no?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on July 20, 2009, 01:05:56 PM
*cranks up 20 minutes of Grateful Dead Space jam*
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 20, 2009, 04:28:42 PM
The Police - Walking on the moon

And there's another one I'm trying to think of they play in a commercial now... they sample some of the radio transmissions. Dammit. The name of that band is on the tip of my tongue... Don't make me get up and go look at my cd's.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 20, 2009, 04:43:09 PM
Google is better than getting my lazy ass out of this chair.

The Crystal Method - High Roller

Apollo 8 counts, right? (http://s107.net/crystal_method_the.php)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 20, 2009, 04:57:09 PM
Space Walk - Lemon Jelly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch4vpSVhZBU)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 20, 2009, 06:16:53 PM
"Have You Seen The Saucers?" Jefferson Airplane

Tranquility Base: Ah, there goes the neighborhood, American garbage tossed in space ...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on July 20, 2009, 06:19:10 PM
'39 - Queen
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: bit zero on July 20, 2009, 11:05:08 PM
every Jonathan Coulton song ever written.  Figured I might as well catch up since I'm late to that party.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 21, 2009, 12:36:08 PM
Coulton rocks.


ELO's Ticket to the Moon
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 21, 2009, 06:37:58 PM
Shostakovich string quartets, currently #13 in B-Flat Minor.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on July 21, 2009, 06:41:39 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on July 22, 2009, 10:55:11 AM
Reno by Springsteen. Best ever song about anal sex with a prostitute. No joke.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on July 23, 2009, 02:07:23 AM
A day late and a dollar short as usual...

(http://home.comcast.net/~p-l-m.blogspot/Esquivel-OWOS.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on July 23, 2009, 03:13:49 AM
Also:

(http://www.ele-mental.org/~ecc/exo/exotica/outerspace/century%2021.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 23, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
"Love In The Needles Eye"

That sounds :knotty: :needles:
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Post by: Encino Man on July 23, 2009, 12:23:36 PM
How about 'Needles in my Eyes' by the Beta Band?
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Post by: NexR on July 23, 2009, 01:05:04 PM
Or Needles Eye Blind.
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Post by: First Post on August 14, 2009, 08:43:51 PM
as promised in another thread...before this, I probably would have given the crown to Hot Action Cop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W6dDqEksKc) (Patriarchy-celebratin' lyrics NSF Jezebel), but right now on the strength of their new album I gotta go with brokeNCYDE.

Here's your pull quote (http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=6781): "A near-perfect snapshot of everything that’s shit about this point in the culture" - Warren Ellis

And ooh yeah, watch that one first if you dare. I've been saying for a while that there are no new forms of rebellion, so the only recourse is to use the building blocks of stuff that already sucked in order to create a fresh way of annoying people (witness the cloying bad-80s-synth sounds of the currently popular neckbeard bands), and "Freaxxx" makes me feel like the guy working on the Caine/Hackman theory in PCU..."this is my thesis man, this is my THESIS!" Srsly: autotune, screamo, mindless booty club lyricism, whatever that hair statement is, having a furry for their Bez, it's all there. (Hey Dad, imma park the Range Rover in the driveway for a minute...no I won't GO anywhere with it, omg we're doing a VIDEO!)

That's an older track though; if you can make it through that, check out their video for 40oz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoLUc6cqAOU). Clearly, Fred Durst has more to answer for than we might have expected. Anyway, it's entertaining whether they're serious or not I guess; maybe it's a genius kind of thing like Sigue Sigue Sputnik*, I dunno.

(*eta Love Missile F1-11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk30a0qsVIk)...gawd this seemed so horrible back then, but it feels almost ahead of its time now...the rockabilly guitars and dub echo and videogame bleeps and gratuitous otaku-ism and goofy fashions, even the selling of commercial space between album cuts--most rappers today are paid by the brands of alcohol they mention in their songs)
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Post by: hajen on August 14, 2009, 09:10:10 PM
 :shock:

That's not... that's not... ironic? No? OMG.
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Post by: whidB on August 15, 2009, 08:22:59 PM
Probably of most for Post....

Listening to a live in-studio performance by They Live (http://www.myspace.com/theylive206) on KEXP (http://www.kexp.org).

Great stuff. I think you can stream a podcast of the performance.
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Post by: hajen on August 15, 2009, 10:29:16 PM
Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs covering "Cinnamon Girl" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZEkk2VI_Y)
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 16, 2009, 01:23:42 AM
Whoa. Love Sweet. Love Susannah. Love Neil. Trifecta.

*approves*
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Post by: whidB on August 16, 2009, 01:48:00 AM
And the best thing is you could play that song on Canadian radio!
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Post by: hajen on August 16, 2009, 03:06:46 PM
Ha!

Speaking of Canadian... my other half just told me to look up a band he heard on the CBC called Delhi 2 Dublin
It's Celtic music mixed with bhangra.

It's... interesting. It goes together actually pretty seamlessly. I'm not totally sold on it though...
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Post by: random axe on August 20, 2009, 05:03:38 PM
It's the 20th anniversary of my Masters of Metal: Strikeforce Volume 2 cassette tape.  :headbang:
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Post by: flipper on August 20, 2009, 06:45:07 PM
Who's on that?
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Post by: Encino Man on August 20, 2009, 07:25:17 PM
Led Fucking Zeppelin.
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Post by: random axe on August 21, 2009, 08:32:20 AM
It's a super-cheesy-packaging anthology of some ups and downs, but it has a special place in my heart nonetheless.  I got it in a highway gas station, I don't remember where, after discovering I'd forgotten to put my tapes in the car for some or other long trip . . . .  I've wound up playing this tape a lot over the years, and it always cracks me up.  It's kind of like finding a surprisingly decent heavy metal station on the radio in the middle of nowhere.


Side One

Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane
Kiss - Tears Are Falling
Alice Cooper - Give the Radio Back
Rainbow - Stone Cold
Leatherwolf - The Calling


Side Two

Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Anthrax - Among the Living
Shy - Emergency
Rush - Tom Sawyer
Metal Church - Ton of Bricks


The Metal Church song does nothing for me, and the Alice Cooper track is definitely not one of his best.  The Kiss song is a curiosity as much as anything -- the one 'hit' from their fizzled no-makeup comeback attempt -- not entirely terrible but, uh, not Kiss.  And I'm the only person I know who owns a Leatherwolf album. :lol:
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 21, 2009, 08:35:01 AM
I've never even heard of Leatherwolf! Awesome name though.
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Post by: random axe on August 21, 2009, 09:28:45 AM
Leatherwolf was kind of a studiotastic guitar-ass West Coast metal band.  They formed too young, though, got good reviews but never broke through commercially.  Their songs tended to be shamelessly over the top, good hooks, guitars from all directions.  The album I have (somewhere) is Street Ready.
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Post by: NexR on August 21, 2009, 09:29:19 AM
It's like if MTV decided to release a tape of The Greatest Heavy Metal of All Time back in 1983.
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Post by: flipper on August 21, 2009, 05:21:01 PM
I'd listened to Leatherwolf before.  Was unimpressed.  Didn't buy the LP
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Post by: random axe on August 24, 2009, 09:33:59 AM
Leatherwolf often got compared to Metallica, back in the day, which was hardly fair, but they sometimes opened for Metallica, so I guess it was inevitable.  It's not fair partly because, I frankly think, they weren't as serious as Metallica was, but moreso because they don't do the same kind of music. 

Leatherwolf is kind of like if Yngwie Malmsteen and Sebastian Bach joined Iron Maiden and dragged two session guitar players with them to thicken the shred.  They'll do a power ballad with three times the guitar, then a song about some unspecified pagan ritual, then a song about destroying a city, then a song sung from the point of view of a thunder god, then another power power ballad . . . really not Metallica's schtick, by and large.
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Post by: whidB on August 24, 2009, 11:04:34 AM
Huh. Did not realize Metal Church was from Aberdeen.

No wonder Kurt Cobain spelled it "Kurdt" on the first album...

I would imagine it would take a lot of motivation to get any kind of thing off the ground in Aberdeen, let alone a band..
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Post by: flipper on August 24, 2009, 12:33:03 PM
Tonight I will be seeing Robin Kessinger and Todd Hallawell live in Felton!  :jam: :jam:

clack here (http://www.donquixotesmusic.info/)
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 24, 2009, 12:35:58 PM
Hay, that sounds like fun.
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Post by: flipper on August 24, 2009, 12:36:45 PM
It always is.  This will be my fourth time seeing them!
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Post by: eldiem on August 24, 2009, 11:18:28 PM
Hay!
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Post by: flipper on August 25, 2009, 03:01:10 PM
They keep getting better, which is hard to believe since they're both maestros.  Great show last night :detta: :jam:
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Post by: the other andrea on August 25, 2009, 06:09:01 PM
I would imagine it would take a lot of motivation to get any kind of thing off the ground in Aberdeen, let alone a band..

I've spent the last 20 years trying to figure out how to tell my "brushes with Nirvana" stories without sounding like a pompous ass... I'll just say that I spent my fair share of time in Aberdeen while living in Montesano in the early 90s, and it's surprising there's not a higher suicide and/or drug use rate there.

I haven't been back since they put up the "Come As You Are" welcome sign, or built the park, but in the late 1980s/early 1990s, the place was dreary and despairing. It certainly made me feel like killing myself...  :thumbsdn:
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 25, 2009, 06:25:18 PM
Memoriiiiieeeeeeees ... yeah
/me swears he doesn't have a gun
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Post by: whidB on August 25, 2009, 06:53:50 PM
Aberdeen is still very much one of the most depressing places I can think of...outside Detroit.

That said, it's curious to see the Nirvana references in town, like the welcome sign.

Really too bad, and I don't get it. It's such a beautiful area, and on a clear day you can see Rainier.

I'm still reminded of the horror when I stopped by a Taco Bell there once:

Cutest, neatly-dressed kids I've ever seen, gobsmackingly ugliest white trashiest parents evar. Complete polar opposites. I kept thinking maybe I was just judging books by their covers and things weren't as they seemed.

Tons of boarded up houses, empty lots...I'm sure I've raved this story verbatim here before.

Even if you had the greatest band in the world, you'd get talked out of it eventually and told to face reality, I would imagine.
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Post by: the other andrea on August 25, 2009, 07:24:52 PM
Even if you had the greatest anything -- it's like the people there are in some kind of weird masochistic viscous circle ... "My father and his father before him stuck it out here in this miserable hellhole, by god, and if I had to do it too, you're doing the same..."
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Post by: First Post on August 30, 2009, 12:14:09 AM
live from LA (http://www.dnbtv.com/) all nite long, it's the Smog crew celebrating 3 yrs of dubstep shows feat. Plastician and like half of Cali.

Nice to see dnbtv still in business...I played a set for them when I came to Kentucky for that big Frak meetup (the guys that ran it back then also simulcast their weekend show on the UK college FM station), and that's been a minute or two, wow.

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Post by: First Post on August 30, 2009, 02:31:03 AM
(Babylon System is on now making big wobbly noises...Plastician should be up soon; he's been working with some famous rappers so I suspect some guest stars might show up on the mic...they already had Ras Kass on there earlier)
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Post by: First Post on September 01, 2009, 07:08:42 AM
It's weird, but MTV has been playing the hell out of the Beatles lately...during and in between shows, on AMTV, etc. Of course they are videogame Beatles from that new Rock Band game, but still it's a trip. (fascinating NYT Beatles Rock Band article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/magazine/16beatles-t.html?_r=4&ref=magazine&pagewanted=all), too good for me to isolate with individual quotes)

And how about that new Shakira video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aEW_Z5Va5s)? I can't imagine anyone, male or female, watching this without exclaiming "Daaaaaamn!" at some point. 'cause daaaaamn!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on September 04, 2009, 05:46:43 PM
I WANNA FUCK YOU LIKE AN ANIMAL
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Post by: hajen on September 04, 2009, 05:50:41 PM
I've spent the last 20 years trying to figure out how to tell my "brushes with Nirvana" stories without sounding like a pompous ass...

I would LOVE to hear these, remind me whenever we meet. ;)
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Post by: random axe on September 05, 2009, 10:15:33 AM
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I WANNA FUCK YOU LIKE AN ANIMAL

Cannot hear that song without thinking of the vegetable and mineral alternatives.
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Post by: Encino Man on September 05, 2009, 10:18:30 AM
I WANNA FUCK YOU LIKE A CUCUMBER
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Post by: random axe on September 05, 2009, 10:38:32 AM
EXACTLY.


I also always find risible the part about getting closer to God -- I know a lot of people talk to God during sex, and all, and I know what the song is trying to say, but the sentiment always makes me imagine God as a guy who lives in the middle of a very large apartment building with thin walls where every other apartment belongs to people who have insanely loud sex all the time.  It's all he hears, all day long.  Awkward.
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Post by: dogbone on September 05, 2009, 10:44:23 AM
I WANT TO FUCK YOU LIKE BERYLLIUM
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Post by: Encino Man on September 05, 2009, 10:54:38 AM
Or an enormous granite phallous
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Post by: Hedaira on September 05, 2009, 10:56:41 AM
 :eyeroll:
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Post by: hajen on September 05, 2009, 11:21:55 AM
I was a big NIN fan back in the day, but I get irritated on retro club nights or whatever that of all the NIN songs you could play on a dance floor, THAT is the one they always pick. It's not really very danceable compared to other songs they could choose. And the DJ always seems to forget it's actually kind of a long song (5 min?) with a long closing instrumental that is a little awkward to dance to, which kind of brings down the level of... groove. IYKWIM.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 05, 2009, 01:09:30 PM
I hardly ever heard that many of their songs.  Closer is actually probably the reason why -- I never liked it.  I liked Head Like A Hole, although I recently was told that he's saying 'God Money', and I thought he was saying 'Got Money' (as in 'people who have money').  I haven't looked it up to confirm it because I'd rather just believe it's 'Got Money'.

:shrug:

Anyway, my views are rarely popular.  :lol:
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Post by: Hedaira on September 05, 2009, 01:11:53 PM
I hardly ever heard that many of their songs.  Closer is actually probably the reason why -- I never liked it.  I liked Head Like A Hole, although I recently was told that he's saying 'God Money', and I thought he was saying 'Got Money' (as in 'people who have money').  I haven't looked it up to confirm it because I'd rather just believe it's 'Got Money'.

:shrug:

Anyway, my views are rarely popular.  :lol:

It's God Money as in money as a deity.
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Post by: whidB on September 05, 2009, 01:24:10 PM
Head like a Hole ruled. The album it was off was pretty cool, too (Pretty Hate Machine). Much of the rest of their stuff comes off just a little too angry (even) for me. I would imagine it makes for really great chair-throwing/ furniture smashing sex, though probably not as satisfying as Ministry.... ;)
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Post by: random axe on September 05, 2009, 01:30:09 PM
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It's God Money as in money as a deity.

:tmi:


NIN always seemed like a goth version of Depeche Mode.  Not horrible, good rhythm tracks, a little pretentious.
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 05, 2009, 02:21:15 PM
:galm:

Yeah, good summary. I was never in the REZNOR IZ GOD party but really do like.
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Post by: whidB on September 05, 2009, 04:35:13 PM
I liked his air conditioners...
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Post by: Encino Man on September 05, 2009, 05:11:59 PM
I saw them live on a double bill with Soundgarden in a field in the MFN - back in say 1995 or so. Fucking boss show. I got high on hash for the first time - I smooshed it and rolled it in tobacco and drank sweet wine coolers. It was among the best concerts ever.

Also - it was the evening I got the nickname 'The Machine'.
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Post by: mo on September 05, 2009, 05:37:24 PM
Ack! What a waste of hash! I love the flavor of it, so mixing it with tobacco is like mixing fine scotch with Mountain Dew IMO. Ewww.

I saw Soundgarden a couple of times back when they were fresh, and those were some of the best concerts I've ever been to. Never saw NIN.
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Post by: Encino Man on September 05, 2009, 05:44:22 PM
it was our first time with the hash. we went to buy weed and the dealer was like 'alls i gots left is hash'. we were in a country field so there was limited access to knives and stoves for hot-knife action yo. it was alright. i smoked some years later in a water bong and it was like smoking fucking caviar. uhhh, like in a good way. anyway - saw soundgarden twice - also saw them with Blues Traveller, Pearl Jam and Neil Young in an all day stadium show. It was fucking unreal. Some hippies invited me to come with them in their westphalia to head down to Buffalo for Blind Melon the next day and I passed on it - to my later great regret...
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Post by: whidB on September 05, 2009, 06:37:48 PM
I have a clear memory of Soundgarden at the Bottleneck in 1989. The show was sponsored by KJHK and was 2 bucks. I remember standing next to Chris Cornell on the side of the stage watching one of the opening bands before I got ushered out of the area. Later I remember CC doing a backflip and kicked out one of the ceiling tiles. Wonder if Dogbone was there...

As for hash, it was a rare treat in Kansas, so I recall smoking some out of a pipe made out of some kind of small brass plumbing fixture or whatever. Definitely the rich smell. It was one of those concerts on the Hill. Bob Mould and Sugar. Nice memory, but I kept getting chased by hornets for some reason...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on September 05, 2009, 06:48:43 PM
the smell of burning hash is exquisite. uhhhhhhhh. man, i think i'm gonna get some this week - haven't smoked out in years. hahaha   8)
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Post by: whidB on September 05, 2009, 08:01:26 PM
I just got through listening to a set of Elvis Perkins in Dearland. Live show from KEXP at the Bumbershoot, an event I haven't for years because it's just getting so expensive *cough*.

Hard to describe. I liked it. Guitars, soulful decent songwriting.

The only disappointment is that I had hoped it was spelled "Deerland."
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Post by: mrcookieface on September 05, 2009, 08:04:39 PM
I just heard about Elvis Perkins a few weeks ago.  Good stuff.  His personal backstory makes his music more interesting.
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Post by: Hedaira on September 05, 2009, 09:37:05 PM
I have a clear memory of Soundgarden at the Bottleneck in 1989. The show was sponsored by KJHK and was 2 bucks. I remember standing next to Chris Cornell on the side of the stage watching one of the opening bands before I got ushered out of the area. Later I remember CC doing a backflip and kicked out one of the ceiling tiles. Wonder if Dogbone was there...

As for hash, it was a rare treat in Kansas, so I recall smoking some out of a pipe made out of some kind of small brass plumbing fixture or whatever. Definitely the rich smell. It was one of those concerts on the Hill. Bob Mould and Sugar. Nice memory, but I kept getting chased by hornets for some reason...

Lamp parts is what we used. The screens were in the plumbing department. AVOID the coated ones and run it under the flame for several seconds anyways is what I got told every.single.time.I.built.one.
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Post by: Encino Man on September 05, 2009, 09:44:02 PM
drug paraphenalia doesn't have the same legal stigma here as it does in the states. you can buy hash pipes and weed pipes and bongs just about everywhere - and they aren't cagey about advertising what they are for either. I bought a pipe and this cool thresher and roller in a weed boutique on Queen St years ago. The thresher took buds and ground them up nicely. You got this roller you basically slide a paper and your shit into it and roll it back and forth and out dropped a perfect pinner. Those were the days.
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Post by: whidB on September 05, 2009, 09:55:28 PM
Oh you can buy all that stuff here. In this city, anyway...

You just can't talk to the person running the shop what you plan on doing with it. And once you've used it for its actual intention, then it's actually more illegal than the stuff you put in it if you get caught with it. Bigger penalties.  :nuts:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on September 05, 2009, 10:07:37 PM
here it's pretty laid back. for most reasonable amounts of dope (including residue) they just ask you to destroy it in front of them. At the frat we once had to flush some js down the toilet when we were being busted on an unrelated noise complaint and they saw it lying out on a table. most cops would tell you they got bigger things to worry about, if you aren't disturbing anyone it's live and let live.
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Post by: whidB on September 06, 2009, 11:48:06 PM
Post, totally thought of you while listening to KEXP (http://www.kexp.org) tonight.

We've got the coolest radio station going, I'm convinced.

At 6:00 on Sundays is Street Sounds (http://www.kexp.org/programming/progpage.asp?showID=14&1413=40055.75-1&96=40055.75-1&20=40055.75-1&256=40055.75-2) and it's hip-hop, a lot of local music, too.

You know I'm not the biggest fan of the genre, but I truly enjoy listening to this dude's show. He makes it sound really interesting, and is a musical scholar to boot.

Right now, it's Expansions (http://www.kexp.org/programming/progpage.asp?showID=11&1413=40055.875-1&96=40055.875-1&20=40055.875-1&256=40055.875-2) the electronic show.

You can download these recent shows. Let me know if I'm just being blindly exuberant...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 07, 2009, 02:15:31 AM
And I swear to bob I never thought I'd like an INXS song as much as I do this one:

Don't Change (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1ImjjR3BTA)
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Post by: the other andrea on September 07, 2009, 05:26:17 AM
LOVE that song.  :detta:

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Post by: dogbone on September 07, 2009, 07:57:46 AM
They're more of a live phenomenon, but Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is a good time. I wasn't at this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2OgI8fS3P8), but I've been a Knucklehead's a bunch of times and the train in the middle absolutely kills me. It happens all the time.

And before you ask, that's Breezy. She's talented.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 07, 2009, 02:17:04 PM
The whistle definitely adds a bit of local color for sure...
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Post by: dogbone on September 07, 2009, 04:58:22 PM
I saw Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys there a few years back and they stopped the show when the train went by, but instead of being pissed off or letting it ruin the song, he told a great story about sitting on a porch somewhere 50 years ago, hearing a train laying on the whistle and trying to harmonize with it. It was one of those moments in live music where you have to remind yourself that what you just saw was real, and that you saw it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on September 07, 2009, 09:10:32 PM
I saw Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys there a few years back and they stopped the show when the train went by, but instead of being pissed off or letting it ruin the song, he told a great story about sitting on a porch somewhere 50 years ago, hearing a train laying on the whistle and trying to harmonize with it. It was one of those moments in live music where you have to remind yourself that what you just saw was real, and that you saw it.

I really love the Stanley Brothers. 'How Mountain Girls Can Love' is one of my favourite songs...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 08, 2009, 05:02:34 PM
Stripmall Architecture's new release is available for a listen and I've been listening all day (http://stripmallarchitecture.bandcamp.com/album/we-were-flying-kites)

I preordered and it should be arriving next week!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 09, 2009, 05:47:20 PM
Better late than never:

Homocide  - 999 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMlpqOsc2BU)

I'll bet that got a lot of plays today...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 21, 2009, 11:58:06 AM
Wolfgang's Vault (http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/jefferson-airplane-concert/51719-3230.html). OMFG. ~3000 concerts, on line. Why was I not informed?!?!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on September 21, 2009, 01:11:05 PM
Sheeit...  :trance:

*Off to dig JA
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Post by: flipper on September 21, 2009, 01:31:07 PM
I knew of it, but have so little time.  Podcasts work so much better for me.  Right now I'm listening to MRR Radio #76 from what must be like 1980.  Some dude mikee (at) luver (dot) com is putting up episodes that he taped from back in the day.  Great stuff.
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Post by: flipper on September 21, 2009, 01:33:31 PM
Oh and along those lines, I will hopefully be going to this (http://profile.myspace.com/Modules/Applications/Pages/Canvas.aspx?appId=119211&appParams={"rt":"/a/event/view/592885"}).  Penelope Houston will be performing live.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 21, 2009, 06:31:47 PM
Wolfgang's Vault (http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/jefferson-airplane-concert/51719-3230.html). OMFG. ~3000 concerts, on line. Why was I not informed?!?!

I'm pretty sure I informed you of that a couple of years ago. Beware of registration - they are pretty spammy. I mean they send you "news" like once a week.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 21, 2009, 06:34:58 PM
My recent music sources:

http://www.somethingilearned.com/
for Flipper.

http://www.rbally.net/

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/
Registration required - check it out before the lawyers shut it down. Right now I'm listening to Santana at the Fillmore - 1971.

See? Those other two are dead now, I think.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 21, 2009, 08:32:18 PM
Right! I remember now. I was informed. :D

I did have to register but there was an opt-in for mailings. So far they haven't spammed me. I will keep an eye on them. o.O
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on September 22, 2009, 08:26:14 PM
'The Chemistry of Common Life' by Fucked Up is awwwwwwwwesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on September 22, 2009, 09:16:41 PM
The bonus features (the cgi stuff and howwedidit) of Order of the Phoenix.   :detta: :detta: :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 25, 2009, 08:47:25 PM
Back hard and heavy on Blue Rodeo.

There isn't a song on one of their first four albums that doesn't take me away to the early days of me and TLM.

'sgood shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 27, 2009, 02:12:11 AM
Today I saw Accidental Klezmer at a Palo Alto Quaker meeting place.  :detta: :jam: :band:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on October 25, 2009, 10:42:13 PM
U2 is about to broadcast their LA show live on the Youtubes (http://www.youtube.com/U2official)

Yeah it probably woulda been cooler like two decades ago, but there were no Youtubes then

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on October 26, 2009, 12:40:06 AM
I just got back home after seeing the Pogues play tonight.  That's something I've been waiting to see for a little over two decades.  They sounded great and rowdy!

About six songs in, Shane tripped and fell down.  Pretty hard.  His road crew helped him off the stage while the band played an instrumental jig.  But Shane staggered back out for the next song, so all was good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 27, 2009, 01:13:07 PM
U2 is about to broadcast their LA show live on the Youtubes (http://www.youtube.com/U2official)

Yeah it probably woulda been cooler like two decades ago, but there were no Youtubes then



Hmof's daughter is in LA?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 19, 2009, 02:30:15 PM
Oh.  So, this morning, the radio was sucking real hard, but I found a station playing Lookin' Out My Back Door, and then they played Lady, by the Little River Band, which I have a soft spot for mostly because of an obscure a capella version I particularly like, and then they played Mansard Roof, by Vampire Weekend.

Then the DJ comes on and says that they're doing an All-Southern Christmas Weekend, playing all our favorite southern hits.

Well . . . Australia is pretty far south, after all, and Vampire Weekend self-identifies as playing South African-styled music, but still.  I was surprised to hear him say that.  Unfortunately, I got to my parking space before they came back from commercial, so I don't know what they played next.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Encino Man on January 17, 2010, 06:17:14 PM
Ting Tings really rocked last night on SNL. Apparently they've had like 4 #1 hits in the UK in the last two years but I'd never heard of them. I d/l-ed their album and it is very good...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on January 17, 2010, 10:23:44 PM
Ray LaMontagne.

Winnah.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 18, 2010, 03:08:10 AM
I went and saw Zoe Keating (http://www.myspace.com/zoecello) last night at the SF MOMA's 75th anniversary gala.  I also discovered Loop!Station (http://www.myspace.com/loopistation) there too.  Back to back acts with looping cellos.  :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pdrake on January 18, 2010, 04:36:25 AM
that sounds cool. i love cello. my dad had the smithsonian collection of bach's concertos. it really turned me on to cellos, violas and harpsichords.

i'm listening to martin denny.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on February 17, 2010, 07:39:40 PM
Pruit Igoe
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on February 18, 2010, 02:55:04 AM
Again. Only louder. Makes me want to go put foot to ass and be productive.
Or go take over Neuschwanstein and use it as a lair.  :diabolical:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 06, 2010, 08:51:36 PM
Billy Corgan is COMPLETELY FUCKING INSANE (http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/05/billy-corgan-on-pumpkins-split-jessica-simpson/?hpt=Sbin) and is NOTHING without James Iha ... that said I'm listening to a lot of Pumpkins lately.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mybabysmomma on March 06, 2010, 08:56:10 PM
I saw them live sometime in the 90's and it was the worst fucking show (if you could even call it that) that I EVER saw.  They SUCK!  :shit:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 06, 2010, 09:18:53 PM
I liked Disarm.






WHAT.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 06, 2010, 10:08:28 PM
So my kids say that if you like "Disarm" you are totally emo. It's like the diagnostic.

EMO.

:galm: :rollin: :galm:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 06, 2010, 11:22:08 PM
:lol:

No, it's more that very often the first song I hear by a band kind of pigeonholes them.  It may not be fair, but it's how it usually is for me.  Consequently, most of their other hits always sounded to me like they were posing.

It would've been weird if Beth had been the first KISS song I heard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on March 06, 2010, 11:35:16 PM
It was, for me.

Bit of a mind bend to hear their other works.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 06, 2010, 11:41:25 PM
First thing I heard by them was God of Thunder, and it's actually probably still my favorite.

First impressions, man.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 08, 2010, 04:52:43 AM
I saw them at the Filmore a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 13, 2010, 04:07:49 PM
The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton - The Mountain Goats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IsXKMkDAMQ)

I'm cleaning the bathroom, and they're playing these folk songs on the radio, and I'm not really paying attention, until this guy starts singing "hail satan", and I'm like, "wait... what?"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 02, 2010, 03:19:41 PM
From CNN:  His rise has been called "the traditional model of teen pop stardom." Singer Justin Bieber, 16, is everywhere these days -- Twitter, "The View," the Billboard charts.

OK, I don't Twitter, watch The View, or read the Billboard charts, but I never heard of this kid.  They describe him as a "modern-day Donny Osmond", which is probably the wrong comparison to make.  The editor of Yahoo Music (And?) compared him to Michael Jackson, which also seems like a strange choice.

Some celebrity blogger said, People consider him a best friend, like another version of Taylor Swift.  There's nothing sexual about them.  Which makes me feel like I'm not the one who's clueless about current pop culture.

From what I can see, he's a 16-year-old that 12-14-year-old-girls can fantasize about without upsetting their parents.  Is that basically the whole deal?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 02, 2010, 03:25:26 PM
(http://springfieldfiles.com/albums/books/0070.JPG)

basically

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on April 02, 2010, 04:36:04 PM
That's no boy. It's a miniature lesbian.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pdrake on April 02, 2010, 05:54:26 PM
i've been listening to kate bush all day. she's gotten a lot better with age. i'd say she's even become prettier, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 02, 2010, 05:57:45 PM
I only just heard of him after the last Grammys, and that's only because I saw this pic on the internet, heh.

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7773/ringoz.jpg)

I still haven't heard anything he sings, nor have I even heard anything Lady Gaga's done either, so you're not the only clueless one, axe.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 02, 2010, 06:01:13 PM
Ringo looks like a vampire in that pic.  :lol:

I've heard a couple of things by Lady Gaga.  They weren't bad, actually.  She's like Madonna^2, in a good way.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 02, 2010, 06:48:41 PM
If there's a "How out of touch with pop culture are you?" quiz out there, I hope someone will post it here. I think I could win at losing it.

Never heard of the kid, don't know who the chick is. Know Beatles is speeled wrong.

I've seen parts of 2 Gaga videos. The one where she allegedly shows a penis, and the one where she allegedly proves she doesn't have a penis. I'm still uncertain.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 02, 2010, 07:17:00 PM
Amusingly, Youtube popped up with this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ExWsVFJlFo): "catch the WORLD PREMIERE!" 5 million views already, daaamn!

I know there's a need for this sort of thing for young girls, but for everybody else there's no excuse. You could plug anybody's vocals in there and it'd still have that same generic pop sound. Listening to this after that phenomenal new Erykah Badu album is especially grating.

As someone who works in music and tries to keep up, sometimes I still feel very removed from the modern stuff that everybody else seems to dig. I know that's just me though, and the fragmentation of the monoculture has us all working within our own little niche and all...

RBMA Culture Clash 2010 Highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieHJs1gYA0k)

Watching this, I was struck by the feeling that the only music I really care about deeply anymore is represented on those four stages. That's it. Everything else is a soundtrack for something or someone else. Not that I won't listen to other stuff and find the beauty in it, but this is all that's getting my hands up in the air at this point. And not that it's a bad thing, it keeps things focused for me in many ways. There's so much music now anyway, soooo much. It's an age of specialists.

Also, mad daps to Sgt Pokes on this video (catch his radio show with Boomnoise before me on Wed afternoons!) for standing up to Goldie like that. Really man, I love Metalheadz for life but you're gonna lecture freakin' DMZ about dubplate culture? now come on you're having a laugh. (To explain further, Digital Mystikz consists entirely of those three guys onstage. Everything they play is their own music, written by Coki and Mala, cut to dubplates that other people wish they had, some of which will never be released. Metalheadz brought people outside their crew such as Caspa to play "Saxon" by Chase and Status and shit like that, things that have nothing to do with their label or style. Andy C is hands down one of the world's best DJs and Lady Storm is awesome too (more of their set) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyCMoQChH-c&f), but still)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 02, 2010, 07:31:09 PM
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5 million views already

Bah.  The producers have more money to pursue untraced ways of freeping it than YouTube has money or concern about really counting unique hits.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 02, 2010, 07:34:54 PM
I have no reason to believe they're fudging those numbers unless they're also paying Twitter an undisclosed amount to keep "Justin Bieber" in Trending Topics forever and ever, regardless of current events.

He seems more like Jimmy Osmond than Donny to me too, but that's just me bein' nitpicky.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mybabysmomma on April 03, 2010, 07:25:23 AM
If there's a "How out of touch with pop culture are you?" quiz out there, I hope someone will post it here. I think I could win at losing it.

Never heard of the kid, don't know who the chick is. Know Beatles is speeled wrong.

I've seen parts of 2 Gaga videos. The one where she allegedly shows a penis, and the one where she allegedly proves she doesn't have a penis. I'm still uncertain.

The girl is Ki$ha, has one song that is catchy and gets airtime but not very good.  Gaga is good in that she is playing a role (and doing it pretty well) and not really trying to be what she is portraying.  And she can actually sing.  Bieber is something made and sold.  He will go out of favor when he gets too old and they will make another flavor of the week.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 06, 2010, 02:26:03 PM
If there's a "How out of touch with pop culture are you?" quiz out there, I hope someone will post it here. I think I could win at losing it.

Never heard of the kid, don't know who the chick is. Know Beatles is speeled wrong.

I've seen parts of 2 Gaga videos. The one where she allegedly shows a penis, and the one where she allegedly proves she doesn't have a penis. I'm still uncertain.

I'd give you a run for your money.  If there's a third like us we could be a Minuteman album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 19, 2010, 07:27:39 PM
My car, as I've mentioned, has a cassette player, so I generally listen to my old cassettes.  Honestly, I'm not sure where my CDs are right now.  Lately, I've had Squeeze's Singles – 45's and Under in there, and it occurred to me on my way home today that NOW, unlike when I bought the tape, you can just go online and find out what that @$#! line is that you could never understand.

Hmm.

What drives me crazy is that there are several cases where, OK, now I understand what they're actually saying, and even maybe now it makes a lot more sense, but suddenly I can't remember what I'd thought that line was.  Even though I'd been singing the same wrong lyric for, you know, like 25 years.

Also, holy crap.  Twenty-five years?  Those tracks are from the 70s.  Get me a walker and a nurse.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mybabysmomma on April 19, 2010, 07:34:49 PM
Jeez, you still have cassettes that work properly?  Mine all crapped out years ago.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 19, 2010, 08:25:44 PM
I have a few cassettes from the late 70s that still work great.  I do have a few that sound like they're being played from underwater, but the biggest problem I typically have is that the reels have gotten sticky and an auto-reverse player will change sides before it actually reaches the end.

Fortunately, the boom box I have is a $50 one from 1995 and doesn't have auto-reverse.  But, yeah, some of them can't be played in the car.  My 1983 copy of Living in Oz (shut up) has totally crapped out, but my ex used to play it A LOT, whereas I only listened to it maybe once every six weeks, I guess.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 19, 2010, 08:57:31 PM
:shock:

Coincidentally enough I was trying to figure out some Squeeze lyrics while digging in the garden this weekend.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 19, 2010, 09:27:14 PM
Some of them I don't believe.  Er, for instance, several sites claim that in Goodbye Girl the lines are

My wife has moved to Guernsey
So mug is not the word
So if you ever see her
Say hello Goodbye Girl


"So mug is not the word"?  :confused:  That one I remember what I thought it was -- I thought it was 'some luck' is not the word, eg, it's not good luck.  I googled for British slang uses for mug but I can't find a meaning that wouldn't be a pretty tortured stretch.  :shrug:

But in Up The Junction, to name another one where I managed to remember my mondegreen, they say

I worked all through the winter
The weather brass and bitter


where I thought they say The weather wasn't bitter.  More sensible, if less lyrical, but I can hear it right now that I know what it actually is.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 21, 2010, 01:24:38 AM
I still have that limited edition Stripmall Architecture cassette only release that I still need to rip.  Pain in the ass.  At least the recent LPs that I've purchased have either a download code for MP3s or an included audio CD.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 21, 2010, 12:23:53 PM
I have a question for my savvy peeps! Has anyone used "leGalsounds.com" to purchase MP3s? Any comments?

Edit: Never mind. Fuqm. Thieves!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 21, 2010, 11:48:03 PM
Shouldn't that be .fr not .com?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 02, 2010, 09:03:48 PM
Insanely loud drunken jackwipe neighbors.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mybabysmomma on June 03, 2010, 12:14:48 PM
What is a jackwipe?  I'm familiar with jackass and asswipe but not jackwipe.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 03, 2010, 02:32:22 PM
Jackwipe is Jackass and Asswipe's illegitimate child. With an extra chromosome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 03, 2010, 02:48:47 PM
Jackwipe is a crude euphemism for something even worse that I consider too crude to say, but jack off . . . wipe.  I admit it's a bit derisive, but these neighbors have yet to display any redeeming features.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on June 16, 2010, 05:13:40 AM
The DJ on the radio just said "I am Heavenly". Like that's her name.  :eyeroll:

I don't know if that's her radio pseudonym, or the name given to her by her parents. I could believe either one. I can also imagine she has a pair of pants that has "HEAVENLY" spelled out across her ass.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on June 16, 2010, 06:40:26 AM
Ugh. Waaay too early in the morning for that kind of bullshit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on June 16, 2010, 07:32:05 AM
Listening to a lack of pig fights. They spent several days separated and now that they're back together - they're behaving.  :detta: :detta: :detta:

Hoping this lasts.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on June 16, 2010, 03:56:37 PM
The DJ on the radio just said "I am Heavenly". Like that's her name.  :eyeroll:

I don't know if that's her radio pseudonym, or the name given to her by her parents. I could believe either one. I can also imagine she has a pair of pants that has "HEAVENLY" spelled out across her ass.

Heavenly is  a ski resort at Lake Tahoe.  They have tons of mersh with that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 16, 2010, 05:40:07 PM
I just heard that, allegedly, the acts for tonight at the ongoing big outdoor music festival thingie that's at a park a few blocks from my house will be Alice Cooper and Tesla.

I think I'll open the windows early tonight.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on July 17, 2010, 12:37:39 PM
Tame Impala's recently released full-length debut Innerspeaker is knocking my socks off.  It's trippy-dippy, delightfully dreamy, druggilicious swirls of psychedelica, and a perfect sunny summer album.  Hard to believe these kids from Perth are just a three-piece-band and this album was recorded with minimal overdubs.

Highlights include the opener, It's Not Meant To Be (http://soundcloud.com/defacto/tame-impala-its-not-meant-to-be#new-timed-comment-at-215089), which sets a very comfortable and hypnotic groove for the rest of the album's tracks.  However, my favorite cut is Alter Ego (http://soundcloud.com/defacto/tame-impala-alter-ego) because of its galloping bottom end that forces me to uncontrollably bounce up and down in my chair.  It's a song that can't be listened to loud enough.

The first single off the CD is Solitude Is Bliss (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxvf7gR4-2M), which has an irresistible guitar riff and an above average video on Youtube.

Also on Youtube I found the video for Half Full Glass Of Wine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfcHq0hhFWg&feature=channel) from their 2008 EP.  Their sound back then was a little more crunchy and less polished than their most recent effort, but no less impressive.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on July 17, 2010, 03:30:41 PM
I didn't know SoundCloud was being used like that. I thought it was only for promoting your own music, I didn't know people were uploading other bands. 

:hmm: Those are downloadable as mp3s
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 19, 2010, 12:46:26 PM
Haven't done soundcloud yet.  But I've been all over bandcamp.  I may just disappear for a while.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 29, 2010, 04:42:06 PM
Soundcloud is so awesome! It's become my go-to for finding new music, and networking with like minded others.

OK, this has been a fairly decent year for music so far...time for a Summer 2010 Roundup:

Erykah Badu -- yeah, you already heard me talk about this album, it's still amazing

Das Racist -- Sure, that "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" tune was catchy, but I did not expect a whole good album (oh, mixtape I mean...it's free too, yay (http://mishkanyc.com/bloglin/2010/03/29/мишка-presents-das-racist-shut-up-dude/)) from these guys. If they can string together a few of these I will be calling them the next Beasties.

Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa -- oh snap this shit is off the chain! Even NPR picked up on it. It's super fast and joyous and uplifting. Something about it just makes me happy when I listen to it.

Sleigh Bells -- another one that even the hipsters couldn't ruin. I spend a lot of time on producer forums where everybody picks everything apart about levels and EQ and sound quality, and this release is fun because it willfully ignores every one of those rules. It's like they turned a brick wall limiter all the way up so that the whole thing sounds oversaturated, like a cassette copy that was recorded too loud. It seems to be some sort of concept album about high school? Anyway, it's head and shoulders above most of the wretched boy-girl bands that are out nowadays.

Janelle Monae -- she's my Lady Gaga, heh. I love her. The album manages to be spacey and soulful at the same time. Diddy is apparently fascinated with her as well, so you'll be hearing more about her soon I bet.

Die Antwoord -- wow they're playing big festivals in the US now, who woulda thought. This is one of those deals where you should just watch the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NZBxwjcwMc) if you haven't already, and be amazed. It's not Shangaan but it's from the same part of the world. Definitely something different!

I'm probably missing an artist or two I would have added, but that's a few pretty good releases in any year right there...

(honorable mention: the new Liz Phair. wtf? It's like she and her friends got real high and started fucking with Garage Band and making goofy sounds, and somebody said "Hey you should totally release this stuff, some people will probably buy it just because you're Liz Fucking Phair!" I still can't decide whether it's the worst thing ever or complete genius--here's U Hate It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYrIEnoX7jc), the first track. The whole thing is like Carrie Bradshaw meets Wesley Willis. It's so weird.)


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2010, 04:59:50 PM
Ooh, I think Liz is extending a firmly raised middle finger to the critics, the business, her fans, and to society as a whole.  Niiiiice. I loved it. :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on July 29, 2010, 05:15:19 PM
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The whole thing is like Carrie Bradshaw meets Wesley Willis.


 :shock: :shock: :shock:

THat just blew my head off, picturing that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 29, 2010, 05:18:31 PM
See, I don't even know what that means.  Carrie Bradshaw is the one who's not actually the character on Sex in the City, if I'm remembering this right, but I don't think I ever heard of Wesley Willis before.

I was listening to ELO and Damn Yankees earlier, and then Kristin Hersh.  I know more or less who Liz Phair and Lady Gaga are, and I've heard of Erykah Badu, but I can't remember who she is and couldn't have spelled her name on my own.

FP's comments on this stuff are always interesting because it's like a better VH1 from another planet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on July 29, 2010, 05:34:36 PM
No, no.  Carrie Bradshaw IS the character.  Wesley Willis is...  

Quote
Wesley Obelisk Willis[1] (May 31, 1963 – August 21, 2003) was a busker, musician, comedian and artist from Chicago. A diagnosed chronic schizophrenic, he gained a sizable cult following in the 1990s after releasing several hundred songs of simple but unique music, with emphasis on his humorous, bizarre, and frequently obscene lyrics.

This is what I remember of him:

Quote
As a solo artist, Willis created more than 50 albums, each with over 20 tracks, full of bizarre, tense, and often obscene rants about crime, fast food, cultural trends, bus routes, violent confrontations with superheroes, commands for his "demons" to engage in bestiality (in The Daddy of Rock 'N' Roll, Willis explained that these songs (e.g. "Drink a Camel's Cum, Suck a Cheetah's Dick") would "gross out" the demons enough to leave him alone), and praise for his favorite actors, friends (both platonic and romantic), politicians, and hip-hop and rock artists. Songs about rock artists were usually confined to describing a show performed by the band that Willis had attended or opened for, recycling key phrases such as "The crowd roared like a lion," "A lot of people met the band," "The band got down like a Magikist," and the opening couplet "This band played the [venue of appearance] / About [number] people were at the show," as well as uses of the phrases "rock show" and "jam session" in conjunction with "the (rock) show was..." or stating that the existence of one of these within the show "was awesome" or "whipped a(n) [random animal, generally a non-human mammal]'s ass". Many songs end with the phrase "Rock over London, rock on, Chicago," followed by a product slogan, such as "Polaroid. See what develops."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 29, 2010, 05:36:20 PM
Obelisk is an awesome middle name, and that's some monogram.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2010, 05:56:12 PM
Obelisk is an awesome middle name, and that's some monogram.

wWo?

Because, damn it, that's how they do monograms :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 29, 2010, 06:34:21 PM
Silly prole.  If you're paying for the monogram, they'll put it any way you like it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on July 29, 2010, 06:52:36 PM
a short documentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVE1ZWT_rc0). Wow, Jello Biafra turned into Norm McDonald.

speaking of, Rock & Roll McDonalds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWWsWP9bPAg) was probably Wesley's biggest "hit" as far as such things go.

There's a film called "Wesley Willis: The Daddy of Rock & Roll" that is totally worth finding and watching.

I mean yeah he was a troubled guy, but I really enjoyed his music. It's all the little observations, like how he starts rattling off how many grams of fat are in the various McBurgers. Or his series of tunes about getting into fights with superheros (I Whupped Batman's Ass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0AcpqdF00M) is a favorite). IIRC the only superhero who whupped his ass was Birdman...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2010, 06:57:39 PM
a short documentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVE1ZWT_rc0). Wow, Jello Biafra turned into Norm McDonald.

:galm: :rollin:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 30, 2010, 01:49:31 PM
See I know the Wesley Willis reference but have no idea WTF Carrie Bradshaw is.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 30, 2010, 01:52:18 PM
Don't ask me, I got it all wrong last time I tried to explain. :galm:

I think Carrie Bradshaw is the character played by Sarah J. Parker in the Sex and the City shoefetish series. Which were based on short stories/novels/memoirs by Candace Bushnell? Did I get it right this time? I only care because I like Kim Cattrall to be successful. I think she's a hoot. Plus she played a Vulcan that one time! (I feel the same way about Kirstie Alley, same reason)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on July 30, 2010, 02:34:46 PM
FP's comments on this stuff are always interesting because it's like a better VH1 from another planet.

This.


I think Carrie Bradshaw is the character played by Sarah J. Parker in the Sex and the City shoefetish series. Which were based on short stories/novels/memoirs by Candace Bushnell? Did I get it right this time? I only care because I like Kim Cattrall to be successful. I think she's a hoot. Plus she played a Vulcan that one time! (I feel the same way about Kirstie Alley, same reason)

That. I will point out that I got some SJP perfume while I was away ("Covet", not "Lovely") and she actually did a great job with it. It's not your typical XX-celebrity "fruity floral" blandness. But yes, Kim Cattrall. Oh wait. I do like Cynthia Nixon quite a bit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on July 30, 2010, 02:52:59 PM
I looaaaaathe Kim Cattrall.  Actually, I don't care for any of them very much.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on July 30, 2010, 03:15:32 PM
 :rollin: :rollin:

That show is so toxic. Ugh. Just ...... ugh.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 30, 2010, 03:32:45 PM
Well, now I've lost track of who it was who's the country singer who got married.  Not like it matters.

I do like Kim Cattrall quite a bit, but it's partly because of Big Trouble in Little China and largely because of her ass.  I mean, I like her face, etc, and her performances, but the ass is persuasive and enduring.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on July 30, 2010, 04:35:53 PM
Carrie Underwood?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 30, 2010, 05:13:38 PM
:hmm:

Now I forgot who the first one was again.

I think my brain will only allow them one at a time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on July 30, 2010, 07:49:19 PM
The Butchers and The Builders. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdesVXs7lxg)

Soundwise, very much in the vein of "Hallowed Ground," the Violent Femmes' long-lost second album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 02, 2010, 05:21:39 PM
Love Hallowed Ground.  It was the first one I bought.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: unclejessie on August 04, 2010, 10:39:40 PM
Have we discussed Grinderman (http://www.switchbladecomb.com/tour/tours-grinderman/), yet?  New album soon. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 04, 2010, 11:06:45 PM
Wow. Nick is everywhere these days. Did you see the synopsis of his proposed Gladiator sequel script?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 18, 2010, 01:10:38 PM
I'm listening to the Watt From Pedro Show Podcast from 8/10/10 (http://twfps.com/) right now and his guest is Derek See from this wonderful site (http://dereksdaily45.blogspot.com/) great vintage 60s obscure soul/R&B stuff.  :boobies: you might really dig this.  Same with you ECM
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 18, 2010, 04:16:46 PM
 :thumbsup: I've got 3 tabs of songs lined up to listen to. I love those kind of sites.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on August 18, 2010, 04:24:00 PM
That's awesome, flipper!

Those links have been scratching an itch that I've had all summer.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 18, 2010, 04:28:28 PM
I know.  I'm listening to his blog and then youtubing the artists other stuff.  The interview with the dude on the Watt from Pedro Show is really cool.  Total collector geek.  If only I had inexhaustible wealth I would be that dude.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 18, 2010, 04:29:54 PM
The files only go back to May  :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 18, 2010, 04:38:13 PM
Yeah in the interview he said he could only keep two to three months of the files due to bandwidth restrictions.  But the ones without the audio can still be googled and youtubed and myspaced, etc.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on August 18, 2010, 04:54:04 PM
Yeah I bet somebody is archiving the old ones somewhere...thanks man this is really cool tho, downloading now to listen after my own show tonight...

(which will probably be liquid funk, whee. just like the old days! going in weird musical directions tho, should do a music diary about it sometime i suppose)

Let's see, what can I add that I didn't cover in the megapost earlier in the thread...oh: I dunno why the bloggers are thinking the Rick Ross album is good but the Bun B album is not. That's so bizarro-backwards.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 18, 2010, 04:56:05 PM
Yeah in the interview he said he could only keep two to three months of the files due to bandwidth restrictions.  But the ones without the audio can still be googled and youtubed and myspaced, etc.

Yeah, I found the Dave Clark Five tune I wanted to hear on YouTube  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 18, 2010, 05:01:22 PM
All I can think of is, man, Watt sounds old.

On the other hand he always did, so ... ok I feel better.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 18, 2010, 06:36:13 PM
Dude, Watt is old.  But he still brings the :jam: :headbang: I saw him and his Missing Men play in March.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 26, 2010, 12:11:10 AM
I had entirely forgotten about the whole Vocaloid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocaloid) phenomenon until I ate dinner with my brother, who's doing something about it for some digital rhetoric project.  Now I'm hypnotized again. 

You know how you got addicted to the theme music from Katamari Damacy?  Yah, except it keeps going.  It's like Autotune was riding shotgun in Macross when they conquered Shonen Knife.

Pachelbel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB9-kltDu4A)

California Dreamin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08AAL2hE92M)

Hard for Me to Say I'm Sorry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCIWzS2lb_g)

Japanese Vegetable Juice song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0-2lzA7_Cg), with video.

Belinda Carlisle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HATpOha7DFg)

:trance:   


It's basically an addictive novelty act at the moment, but I like it better than American Idol, certainly.  It works best when pure harmonies layer up nicely, and a lot of the numbers need more crescendo in their crescendoes, but still.

Weirdly, so far I can't find any Bee Gees or Bohemian Rhapsody.  Not even Carpenters.  The people who use this software (or at least the ones on YouTube) need to clue in to its pop strengths and at least go Wall of Sound on its ass.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mybabysmomma on August 26, 2010, 07:23:46 AM
something about the tone of that makes my teeth hurt.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 26, 2010, 09:37:46 AM
Yeah, I can see that.  :lol:

Some of the voices you can buy for the software sound more human . . . but are also more annoying.  It's definitely Uncanny Valley stuff.  I don't particularly want them to perfect synthesized human voices, not so much because I'm alarmed by the prospect -- I think it's inevitable -- as that I think the weirdness they've got here is a more interesting thing to explore.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on September 17, 2010, 06:19:40 AM
For Hmof, but I guess everyone else can read it if they really, really want to. (http://www.arthurmag.com/2007/12/05/willima-burroughs-onled-zeppelin/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 17, 2010, 09:35:10 AM
Awesome. I was amazed how ... chill ... Burroughs was. And also he was showing some serious fanboy tendencies there! :detta: :galm:

It made me think of how great it would have been to have a bunch of other sixties literary icons interview Jimmy Page as well, and what sort of different perspectives they would have had on the whole thing. Bukowski, Updike ... HST ...

Now that would have been fan - freaking - tastic.

"Ever done ether, Jimmy?"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 17, 2010, 01:45:12 PM
That was cool :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on November 02, 2010, 06:17:50 PM
Axel Krygier. (http://www.youtube.com/user/oidoerecto)

I kept hearing this song on the radio and could never catch the name. Bizarre stuff  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on November 02, 2010, 06:29:19 PM
I wish we had the kinds of adventurous stations that play music like that here in KC.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on November 03, 2010, 05:35:42 AM
I cherish my local college radio stations. I wish I could share them with the rest of the world.

This (http://www2.gsu.edu/~www885/history.html) is the channel I normally listen to, and where I heard the song above.

I haven't listened to this one (http://www.wrek.org/) in a while, but it's even more eclectic, and apparently you can listen to it online (I just now discovered that!).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on November 03, 2010, 05:07:29 PM
I'm listening to one of my cow-orkers snoring away in his cubicle.

Unfortunately I packed my earbuds with us for the vacation trip but haven't found them so I'm tuneless today.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 04, 2010, 07:45:21 PM
Shatner covers Cee-Lo Green's hit single "Fuck You" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5hae6PlPYA)

because nobody should ever be forced to watch Lopez Tonight

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 27, 2010, 09:18:14 PM
I don't think it's that recent, but I keep hearing Alice In Chains' "Man in the Box" on the radio lately.  It's catchy, but would it have killed them to take another crack at the lyrics?  Song's got like, what, four or five different lines of maybe eight syllables each, and even then it has to rely on repeated use of the word "shit".

Come on, guys.  Could've been a much better song if you'd taken another hour.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on November 28, 2010, 07:26:05 AM
That's one of the worst songs on that album in my opinion. I have no idea why they chose that to be the big single.

I saw them open for Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer in 1991 on the Clash of the Titans tour. I had heard the single on the radio and didn't care for it too much, but it didn't matter - I was there for the other bands (I was going through a metal phase). Anyway, once they started playing, I was like, "wow, these are the same guys who have that shitty song on the radio?"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on November 28, 2010, 08:02:15 AM
Lilia's favorite song from the radio continues to be "Rooster".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on November 28, 2010, 08:30:49 AM
 :shock:

 :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 28, 2010, 09:54:46 AM
"Rooster" always makes me smile.  I eventually heard the whole story behind it, but it was too late, and I just can't take the song seriously. 

Alice In Chains has that problem with their lyrics.  Catchy songs, distinctive sound, lyrics that often just seem absurd or lazy -- or that they're just trying too hard to be dark, man.  (And in the last month or so again I heard a DJ compare them to Blue Oyster Cult.  I'm not knocking them, but I still don't get that.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on November 28, 2010, 08:50:16 PM
Alice in Chains (both albums) were big in the rotation when I was about 15. I fell asleep listening to Dirt so many nights - that'll give you some fucked up dreams. "Would?" still gives me goosebumps, well done.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on November 30, 2010, 12:30:05 PM
"No Excuses" girl, m'self.  Always susceptible to a hook.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on November 30, 2010, 12:53:04 PM
I'm listening to this right now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH-UhaZcgd8) not on youtube but on my iPod.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 15, 2010, 11:21:07 PM
Tonight, my brother tried to get me to enthuse over Sleigh Bells, and I tried to get him to enthuse over Pomplamoose.  We both failed.  :shrug:

As far as I can tell, none of the YouTube videos he could find of Sleigh Bells was a good recording, but he couldn't find the good recordings he was looking for.  Weirdly, the interviews of them always described their music using 'electronic' or 'electro', but everything he played for me seemed to just be loud few-riffs guitar thrash and the girl singing non-verbally and dancing like a five-year-old.  I'm not sure I heard two different songs.  He clearly likes the girl, and she seems fine, but I'm not getting it.  Boy, they seem to have pleased music critics, though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 17, 2010, 06:51:55 PM
Quote from: Top Gear
Steering most supercars is a bit like manhandling a cow up a back staircase, but [the Audi R8] is like smearing honey into Keira Knightley.

:lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on December 17, 2010, 06:54:45 PM
That should be onto, not into. Don't want to encourage yeasties.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 17, 2010, 07:14:46 PM
Honey is an excellent antiseptic otherwise, though.

But not for babies or the elderly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on December 17, 2010, 08:06:11 PM
Use a more honey

/Lazardo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 17, 2010, 08:06:26 PM
FIND OUT-A WHAT SHE KNOWS

(damn it :flipper: :galm: :rollin: :galm:)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on December 17, 2010, 08:07:39 PM
 :smooch:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 17, 2010, 08:13:46 PM
I have to assume that Jeremy Clarkson knows some things that I do not.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 18, 2010, 11:30:39 PM
I swear by all gods, if just one more time I hear Taylor Swift trying to sound like she's twelve while sappily singing the worst Wham song I ever heard, I will give her flaming warts, on live television, through sheer long-distance hatred.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on December 19, 2010, 01:33:22 AM
Oh my god, you're in my head, yes.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 24, 2010, 10:40:37 AM
On the way to work this morning, I could NOT find a radio station that was playing music.  DJs, I do not care what you think about anything, do not care what you are doing for the holidays, do not want to hear your vapid comments on some minor news story, do not care if you and your work buddies are having a good time in the studio.  And I can't see you, so you are a moron if you're on the air laughing at that funny thing that guy over there just did.  I probably wouldn't want to see it if I could, but since I can't . . . yeah, you're incompetent.  You fail at radio.

Anyway, I finally found a station that was playing music -- it was just starting While You See A Chance, by Steve Winwood, which is tolerable despite its insistent and incredibly dated fake sax-and-clarinet Casio keyboarding.  But holy christ, does that song go on . . . and on . . . and on.  Maybe it was a special extended remix or something?

I think it's going to be stuck in my head now until New Year's.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 29, 2010, 12:04:22 AM
The current Jay Electronica/Mountain Dew "controversy" (http://www.theboombox.com/2010/12/24/jay-electronica-lands-in-new-mountain-dew-campaign/)...is it possible to really "sell out" in hip hop anymore? Sometimes that seems like the whole point these days. Anyway, Jay has been considered an "underground" artist for quite a while, releasing singles here and there (such as Exhibit C (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lrVO3pPDP4), one of my favorite rap tunes of the past few years) but Jay Z just won a heated bidding war with Diddy to put out his upcoming album, and the fact that he's now doing a soft drink ad has some people up in arms for some reason. Doesn't bother me, I'm happy that more people will know about him. I guess it has to do with the subtle approach he's always taken suddenly colliding with commercialism or something, but it's like getting mad at Pomplamoose for doing car commercials.

eta: oh and here's something of note (http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2010/12/a_christmas_miracle_on_eight_t.php): the 8 Track Museum is open! I gotta go check this out; the huge styrofoam "Metal Machine Music" replica, all the old hardware...that portable player with the plunger, haha I remember that shit. Anyway, they're doing a full fledged 8-track-only label too--the first release will be a new project from Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. It's interesting to see all these old formats being revived (there are cassette-only labels popping up nowadays as well...I guess we'll see reel-to-reel next, or VHS-only video releases)...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 29, 2010, 12:37:14 AM
:galm: :rollin: :galm:

OK well I totally laughed because Offspring Unit 1 is rather annoyed with Pomplamoose for doing car commercials. I'm gonna go mock him for that now, brb

ETA OK that went well. He is cognizant of the irony. :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 29, 2010, 12:48:29 AM
I didn't know Pomplamoose did car commercials -- I pretty much only ever see TV ads when I'm watching Fox animated shows on Hulu, and then it just shows the same dumb ads over and over. 

(Seriously?  Microsoft?  If you're going to do a voice-command ad where you say the driver doesn't have to take his eyes from the road to make a dumb call to his dumb girlfriend, then MAYBE THE AD SHOULDN'T SHOW HIM TAKING HIS EYES OFF THE ROAD when he uses the voice command to call his girlfriend.  Especially since the ad shows him doing this on a curve . . . on a hill . . . in the city.

Really, are these ads made by the enemies of humanity, or what?  And don't lots of car phones already have this feature, since like five years ago?  But I digress.)

A lot of bands nowadays seem to get their big breaks in TV ads.  And by "nowadays" I mean since, what, when was that Da Da Da Volkswagen ad?  1995?  It's not such an evil trend.  It's not like the trend of music video directors jumping directly to feature films.

If they rewrite your song so that it's about the product, that's skeevy, but I'm not sure who's principally to blame, and if they just use your song in the background, no big deal.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 29, 2010, 12:52:59 AM
OH.  So . . . yesterday and today, local radio stations keep playing Hakuna Matata.  I kept changing the station (at one point, I just turned the radio off), but eventually I heard a DJ say that they were playing it because Elton John has a kid now.

Is it just me, or does that not even make sense?  If they wanted to make a statement or draw a Lion King parallel of some kind, they should play Circle of Life.  But it would make even more sense to play, you know, Levon, since the kid was born on Christmas Day, like the song says, and was named Levon.  So WTF?


Of course, the local stations (two different 'classic rock' / 'best of the 70s through today' stations) also played Ice Ice Baby and Can't Touch This during my drive to work this morning, making me wonder if Vanilla Ice and/or Hammer had died, or something.  So maybe there's just some kind of stupid flu going around.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 29, 2010, 01:29:18 AM
example (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g947151eKQo). Some article was all going on about how they "attached themselves to a cool brand"...huh? I always think of the dismissive "you drove a HYUNDAI to get here!!"

(I confess I don't share y'alls affection for this group, although they do actually have musical talent. I mean they're not evil like the Black Eyed Peas or anything, just a little on the twee side for my everyday preferences I guess. At least they got the girl to smile a couple of times for television. But hey different tastes right? Hell I even liked Wild at Heart; it was probably the first example of Nic Cage as his wacky overwrought "NOT THE BEES!!!" type of incarnation, and sometimes to this day I even tell musicians I enjoy that "you fellas have some of the same power that E had!")

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on December 29, 2010, 03:58:52 AM
Huh.  I don't really care for them.  I'm not crazy about the girl's voice.  They're too earnest or something.  Or maybe I'm too ironic.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 29, 2010, 10:08:48 AM
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example. Some article was all going on about how they "attached themselves to a cool brand"...huh? I always think of the dismissive "you drove a HYUNDAI to get here!!"

:spittake:  No offense to them, but that is a TERRIBLE ad.  :lol:  First of all, it's so quick and random . . . most people who see it will have no idea who those two are, and they completely upstage the car with their weirdness.  Second, the concept is desperately weak.  Third, they look like they're having fun being in an ad, not having fun because of the car.

It's a little whorish, what with them more or less endorsing the car with that personal appearance, but I doubt they've gotten rich from their music yet, so a little whoring out at this point is OK with me.

I agree that they're very earnest, and it would probably grate on me if they also seemed too serious.  But they always seem to just be having such a good time.  I could imagine them rocking out in their basement if no one on the internet could see or hear them, too.


edit:  Oh . . . Hyundai has improved hugely, actually, but that ad doesn't do much to emphasize it.  I still wouldn't say they're an exciting brand.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on December 29, 2010, 10:51:49 AM
Are these the commercials with the two hipsters dressed in long underwear and bells singing near a car?  The ads that look like they were made in someone's basement?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on December 29, 2010, 11:05:38 AM
Huh.  I don't really care for them.  I'm not crazy about the girl's voice.  They're too earnest or something.  Or maybe I'm too ironic.

I think I'm with feffer on this one...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on February 12, 2011, 12:29:09 PM
One of the Fark hooligans posted a link to an Alabama 3 song. I listened, and then picked up the whole album on iTunes. Pigs like it, which is nice because that means I can listen to it in their room without hearing a bunch of warnings. My tunes collection is in dire need of edification.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on February 12, 2011, 04:05:27 PM
The Sopranos theme song? It's good, but I thought it was much better the way they edited it for the show instead of the actual song which has that weird rappy bit in it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on February 13, 2011, 05:48:40 PM
I can't get Kate Bush's "and Dream of Sheep" out of my head, so I went back to listen to the full Hounds of Love album, and it's even better than I remember.

Could be worse.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 13, 2011, 06:03:35 PM
I frequently get Man With the Child in His Eyes stuck in my head, and it's not a good song for a guy like me to be walking around singing without realizing it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on February 13, 2011, 06:08:26 PM
Yeah, I often catch myself singing (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and then feel a little sheepish.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 13, 2011, 06:48:11 PM
Or It's Raining Men.

Although I usually leave that last 'n' off.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on February 13, 2011, 06:57:17 PM
How many other artists are brave enough to do a live chat on 4chan (http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewWK/status/36930453202010112)?

This is like the night Bruce Willis showed up on AICN.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on February 13, 2011, 07:18:46 PM
Sounds like a party!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on February 18, 2011, 05:31:11 PM
Haven't listened yet but it's been rec'd a couple times around on FB:
http://www.metafilter.com/100642/Caspar-Babypants-is-Chris-Ballew
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pdrake on February 19, 2011, 02:44:54 PM
so, set my phone down after i had just opened angry birds. i listened to the whole opening theme music. it's pretty cool.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 20, 2011, 04:35:55 PM
I watched part of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and such online (the choices of camera angles were all so terrible that it was pointless, and I gave up), and they had musical performances by Cee-Lo and by a group called Far East Movement during the bits I watched.

Far East Movement . . . well, first of all, it was self-inflation rap, which always sounds ridiculous to me, but they were also pretty shaky.  Maybe they don't do a lot of live performances, or maybe it was just an off night for them.

BUT.  Their rap referenced both Back to the Future ("Where we're going, we don't need roads.") and the Oh Face bit in Office Space.  I can't tell if that's kind of cool or just ridiculous, but I :lol: ed.

Not my kind of music.  Whatever.


edit:  For anyone who didn't see it in the news . . . one of the preliminary All-Star Weekend events has a game between teams that mix pro players, former pro players, and celebrities.  The MVP was . . . Bieber. 

I did not expect that.  Now I kind of wish I'd seen the game.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on February 20, 2011, 05:47:44 PM
No they're just terrible in general, even within that genre and people who care about it. This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4s6H4ku6ZY) is one of the worst songs in a while. (Besides, Diddy says "where we're going we don't need roads" all the time on Twitter, so they probably think he came up with it)

Oh and there was Cali Swag District performing too. A few years ago, the "D Town Boogie" emerged from Dallas, which was a combination of the most moronic crunk-rap you can imagine with specific dances named after the songs (Do the Ricky Bobby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ixK0Epr7gw), My Dougie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqeGZpHCURo)). Locally I guess it was a bit like Sigourney Weaver talking to the computer in Galaxy Quest, yeah it's a dumb job but it's what we do and so we're gonna do it. Well, then the eventual big hit turned out to be these California dudes aping the whole thing for "Teach Me How to Dougie", so they ended up being the ones playing All Star Weekend so John Wall could do the dance. The local community was hoping this stuff would pop last year when the game was in Dallas...it's really been a bad couple of years for hosting sports events here.

The celeb all star game MVP was voted on by fans, so it's no surprise Bieber won. He did hit a couple of threes and get a few assists, but I admit laughing when Scottie Pippen rejected one of his shots into the courtside seats. The rookie/soph game afterward was much more entertaining, nothing but ridiculous dunks and alley oops. Then the Sat nite stuff was the best in years, especially the dunk contest.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 20, 2011, 06:11:45 PM
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(Besides, Diddy says "where we're going we don't need roads" all the time on Twitter, so they probably think he came up with it)

:lol:  Entirely possible.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on February 20, 2011, 11:39:29 PM
I can't get Jens Lekman out of my head.  This Swede is so deep in my head I couldn't get him out with a sneezing fit.

In the 80s I thought Morrissey wrote the best self-depreciatingly-ironically-cocky-&-cynical lyrics.  In the 90s the title moved to Jarvis Cocker, in my opinion.  Now, Lekman just knocks my socks off.

The pop package is solid; with room for clever play.  There's a certain lo-fi, DIY element to the production, which I like, and the lyrics?  My god, he is just so funny.  The first two sentences of You Are The Light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_JayWrkqDI), and the first sixty seconds or so of Kanske Är Jag Kär I Dig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9hoNGZvVT8) are perfect to me.

I cannot get these songs drilled out of my head.  Hopefully, now that I've passed them on to you...
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 28, 2011, 05:57:26 PM
Hey :flipper: that reminds me! Unwoman (http://unwoman.com/) is going to play at our church on Friday at our 'open mike (http://www.saintmikesucsb.org/calendar/213-openmike-s-erica-mulkey)' night (it's sorta open mic, but there's always a paid headline act to close). Turns out her cousin is one of our students. Yay!
:dance: :banana: :dance: :jam: :headbang: :jam:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on February 28, 2011, 07:32:22 PM
Excellent!  I love Erica (why don't we have a jamming cello emoticon?)
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Post by: Talix on March 01, 2011, 09:54:36 AM
The Hall & Oates box set.  Goddamn, Daryl is under-appreciated.  I need to get a decent laptop and a new wireless router just so I can jam out with Live from Daryl's House.  I'd go live from Daryl's house anytime. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 05, 2011, 07:49:48 AM
OK, a weird confluence of Darryl Hall and the NBA led me to this peculiar Hall & Oates ad for the NBA from 1987 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4-RNTsgHLw).  Wow.

The Kelly Dwyer column that gave me that video also gave me a link to an article about Yacht Rock, a satirical online TV show about yacht rock and the music business.  I can't decide how badly I want to see the show, but just the write-up of it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacht_rock) is fascinating all by itself.  That's some nerdy stuff right there.

The comments by John Oates and Michael McDonald are awesome.


More than anything, this makes me desperately want to hear again the stripped-down slightly funkified rhythmtastic remix of Summer Breeze that I heard on the radio last summer, or the summer before. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 05, 2011, 09:41:47 PM
I'm listening to Unwoman (http://www.unwoman.com/). Went to see her solo concert last night, and she's even better live. Turns out one of my acquaintances is her cousin and has written some of her lyrics! Very cool.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 07, 2011, 05:31:32 PM
:detta:

I've been a backer on a couple of her kickstarter projects.  Perhaps you've seen my name in her credits, depending on which album you bought.


Oh and right now I'm totally addicted to Banyan (http://www.hootpage.com/hoot_banyan.html) and This gem is what I'm listening to ATM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJeGpdGWyWA) again!
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 07, 2011, 06:15:34 PM
Ooh, that cooks. :detta:
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Post by: mo on March 07, 2011, 06:23:14 PM
Yeah, I like that too. Almost more of a project (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banyan_%28band%29) than a band. I think that's probably the heaviest jazz I've ever cared for. Usually when jazz gets too heavy, it kind of irritates me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 07, 2011, 06:44:38 PM
I love the interplay of the geetar and the trumpet.  And Perkins and Watt just nail the rhythm.
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 07, 2011, 06:46:28 PM
Dreamy cover of "Maggot Brain" linked there, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 12, 2011, 08:16:37 AM
So . . . lately the local college radio station has had this song in heavy rotation, and finally at least one of the We Play Everything rock stations picked it up, too.  I've heard it like six times this week and gotten it stuck in my head like a spike. 

It's not bad, certainly, but I'd yet to hear any of the radio stations say who it was by.  It has a retro sound and seemed really familiar, and I suspected it was a cover of an 80s song.

I google the lyrics, and . . . it's I Got You, by the Split Enz, from 1980.  OK, I try Wikipedia, and it has a list of people who've covered it, and, uh, no, it's definitely not Vitamin C or Pearl Jam that they're playing on the radio.

I go to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6SPhKaQIIU), and . . . the radio stations are playing the original.  Which is cool, and all, but mysterious.  Especially since they don't seem to think it's worth mentioning that this is not a new song.

Weird . . . .
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 12, 2011, 08:31:20 AM
Yeah, good stuff. You should have known it was old. They don't make stuff like that anymore  :P

You might also like What's The Matter With You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuTpUEBq2s) and One Step Ahead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NduGJ0F5sdI).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 12, 2011, 03:19:17 PM
Yeah, I remember "One Step Ahead".  I was thinking they reminded me of Crowded House somehow, and then Wikipedia told me I wasn't crazy, which is good.  I have a soft spot for Mellotron pop.

Retro is cool, as usual, but rarely do current bands imitate it all that well . . . should've been a giveaway. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 14, 2011, 12:04:38 PM
I bought a 7" from Hot Lix Hulihan last night.  He's the 2008 world air guitar champion and he made a recording of himself playing air guitar.  This is such great stuff, that when I'm old an deaf I can still enjoy it :galm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 14, 2011, 04:20:45 PM
Rebecca Black (http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/03/14/rebecca-black-friday-music-video/)...has there ever been a meme that caught fire so quickly? I mean just over the weekend it's everywhere. And this was a weekend where Charlie Sheen announced a tour, and there were tsunamis and nuke meltdowns.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on March 14, 2011, 04:21:50 PM
I saw that a few days ago.  It's seriously the worst thing I've ever heard.  Here's more (http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 14, 2011, 05:07:55 PM
I . . . had not heard about that before.  It is awful, but mostly it just seems carelessly inept.  The vocoding / autotuning sounds like they changed the melody after she recorded the vocals, and they just altered the vocals to fit the new tune.  And possibly the new tempo.  The sound doesn't quite synch to some of the video.

You know the episode of The Simpsons where Homer knows nothing about Lisa and buys her a terrible birthday present?  He gets her one of those customized-for-your-kid books, except in video form, with a photo of Lisa's head pasted over the protagonist's face and the word "Lisa" badly dubbed in whenever the story says the protagonist's name . . . .

Yeah, this is the same thing.  It shouldn't go public.  Your pubescent kid wants to star in their very own music video . . . if it's cheap (and that looked like it should be under $100), then what the hell?  But it shouldn't be projected up on the big screen at a school assembly.  YouTube can be a menace, after all.

I think, adjusted for inflation, All Your Base may still be more of a phenomenon, but I might just think that because I hadn't heard of this before, too.  I'm not sure it's ever possible to really know exactly where you are in reference to 'the loop'.

Watching half of that video makes me kind of hope she winds up with a huge pop career (horrible or not), just because.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 14, 2011, 05:19:46 PM
"Pop music's answer to Uwe Boll" made me :galm: and then :detta:

And ALSO: that web site has informed me (yes, I didn't know) that Avril Lavigne was now divorced. FP, are you all over that or what? To quote Jimmy in Quadrophenia, gettt in there my son.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 14, 2011, 05:29:56 PM
"Pop music's answer to Uwe Boll" made me :galm: and then :detta:...

Well in five years or so she can star in Blood Rayne 7 then...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 14, 2011, 06:36:52 PM
And ALSO: that web site has informed me (yes, I didn't know) that Avril Lavigne was now divorced. FP, are you all over that or what? To quote Jimmy in Quadrophenia, gettt in there my son.

Yeah she's 26 and still acts like a mall punk teenager, so perfect for me  :D

I guess I should be jelly for not coming up with something like Ark Music Factory. It's like Lou Pearlman meets My Super Sweet 16, going after one of the last sources of real revenue in the country (Rebecca's deleted Twitter said something about her parents owning an airport?) -- rich people spoiling their bratty kids. There's no doubt they've been making upfront cash on this, that's why they've pulled a lot of their content since the weekend...the money was already made. Still, this is unprecedented; even the Antoine Dodson and Double Rainbow Guy phenomena took a couple of weeks to gestate.

My fave comment re "Friday" so far: "It was nice of her to ask Gary Sheffield to do a guest rap in the middle of the song."


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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 14, 2011, 06:44:58 PM
Ha! I didn't get that far.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 17, 2011, 09:24:39 PM
SXSW live music streams: The Roxy on Ustream (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/theroxy), Livestream's schedule (http://www.livestream.com/austin2011), IFC stream (http://www.ifc.com/sxsw/), NPR (http://www.npr.org/series/sxsw/)

Fitz and the Tantrums (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb6cBKE3WzQ) are coming up on the Roxy stream in a half hour or so...that's a really good band to check out if you haven't yet. Sort of a retro blend of r&b sixties and New Romantic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Romanticism) eighties, very tight.

(eta for history: Rebecca Black now has over ten million views and the song is a hit on iTunes and even the girl in the back seat started a Tumblr (http://girlinpinkdancing.tumblr.com/) and we are now headed for the first actual Friday since the meme hit big, after which presumably the whole thing will be over and forgotten, but who knows? We are on new ground here)

(eta2: reading that Tumblr, I see that RB will be on Good Morning America tomorrow to perform the song? At which point I'm guessing she will be ritually sacrificed by George Stephanopolous or something)



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 17, 2011, 09:33:58 PM
Heck yeah. A lot of my latest fave bands I picked up from SXSW streams. Great stuff. :detta:

(eta2: reading that Tumblr, I see that RB will be on Good Morning America tomorrow to perform the song? At which point I'm guessing she will be ritually sacrificed by George Stephanopolous or something)

Pay to see that, I would /yoda
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 17, 2011, 09:36:45 PM
In the future, everyone will have their fifteen million views of fame.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 17, 2011, 11:14:40 PM
Heck yeah. A lot of my latest fave bands I picked up from SXSW streams. Great stuff. :detta:

(eta2: reading that Tumblr, I see that RB will be on Good Morning America tomorrow to perform the song? At which point I'm guessing she will be ritually sacrificed by George Stephanopolous or something)

Pay to see that, I would /yoda

To Tivo or not to Tivo...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on March 18, 2011, 12:04:46 PM
I just posted the "rebecca black on GMA" clip on Facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgRUn_xWlZ0

No ritual sacrifice, but the whatever that made her okay with spending the money to make a vanity video seems to be giving her thick enough skin in the backlash that "it's the worst video ever". Also it's gotten like 2 million downloads on iTunes, or something, so she's like "well, it's catchy, it's doing what it's supposed to do". Handling it pretty well for a 13 year old I would say.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 19, 2011, 04:53:41 PM
Watching how tv news does small things tells you not to trust anything they say on actual news stories. They pick their angle beforehand and work that exclusively.

Rebecca you have a big hit! "yeah it's amazing--" BUT CYBERBULLYING!! "well I don't--" WHAT WAS SAID THAT HURT YOU THE MOST??? "I'm not really--" BUT LET ME READ YOU SOME OF THE SHITTY THINGS PEOPLE ARE SAYING!!!

(After hundreds of articles about this all week. The point isn't even that it's "bad" really, it's that it hits all the marks and is still "off" somehow, like if aliens came down and you made them watch Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber videos all day and they created an approximation that wasn't quite "right", like the Japanese department store display at Christmas with the crucified Santa Claus.)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 19, 2011, 05:37:59 PM
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like if aliens came down and you made them watch Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber videos all day and they created an approximation that wasn't quite "right"

Wait, I thought that was how we got those two in the first place.



You're right about the news, though.  Manufactured bullshit spun out of half-assed work done by the AP and Reuters.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on March 20, 2011, 12:10:14 AM
Here's one of the other girls from the video - I saw the animated .gif of her with the accordion and it was pretty funny.
They're handling this very well for 13 year old girls. I'm impressed, I have to say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc9Pr4MluGU
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 20, 2011, 08:32:38 AM
She's pretty well-spoken for a 13-year-old.  Ums and ers, but coherent and linear, and her diction is much better than average.

It's funny how kids who are at that age where they can't wait to be older so often do the thing she does where she says they're 13 but "will be turning 14 this year".  Yep.  That's how it works . . . .  I wish, when I was 13, it had occurred to me to say "I'm 13, but I'll be turning 17 this year."

"I will in fact marry you.  All of you."  :lol:  I liked the bit about her driveway, too, and how non-flustered she is responding to people who said she danced weirdly.


edit:  Also, I kept thinking "wingback chair for the win!" but that upholstery!  Ugh.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on March 20, 2011, 03:53:55 PM
like the Japanese department store display at Christmas with the crucified Santa Claus.

 :lol:

I had not heard of this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on March 20, 2011, 06:53:16 PM
Caro Emerald. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvmTEFSTmpU) Heard her everywhere in Italy and was intrigued.

And BTW, yes please.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 21, 2011, 04:19:15 PM
And here it is without autotune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jtVtSTr070&feature=player_embedded).

Equally robotic and scary!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 22, 2011, 06:38:15 AM
She needs some serious coaching to learn to relax, relax her throat, and reduce that nasality.

Still, I've heard worse.

The staging is a little creepy -- the adoring Children of the Hollywood Corn audience is kind of horrifying, and the comments are right that it's clearly weirdly edited.  The disappearing pianist is a giveaway.


/I know, I know
//relax her throat
///disappearing pianist
////pervs
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 22, 2011, 04:04:42 PM
Caro Emerald. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvmTEFSTmpU) Heard her everywhere in Italy and was intrigued.

And BTW, yes please.

YP! to both her and the lovely music.  I'm checking out all the songs!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 22, 2011, 04:14:20 PM
Wild Flag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q25zB3lJqgY), Carrie Brownstein and Mary Timony's new project.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 24, 2011, 09:19:17 AM
SFW, no dog poop, musical chairs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwX2TnsTPE).

I read that to get the girls to look serious, there were actual prizes, and there was some actual animosity on the set as they got a bit competitive.  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on March 27, 2011, 08:29:13 AM
I am sure that everyone has heard the Adele song Rolling in the Deep by now, it is everywhere.

But man is it awesome. Instant Blues standard.

It is already being covered. I just listened to a cover of it by John Legend.

I poked around some of her other songs and they all seem more ballad-y. I hope she does more up tempo pieces like Rolling because the airwaves could really use more good stuff like this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 27, 2011, 08:52:35 AM
I hadn't even heard of her before.  But it's good stuff.  :thumbsup:

The video director should have used about half as many random elements and emphasized them more.  Save the others for another video, seriously.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 28, 2011, 12:26:25 PM
I haven't heard of Adele nor the song, so I'll you tube it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 29, 2011, 03:01:22 PM
... a fair amount of Stripmall Architecture, as it turns out

( :flipper: as usual to blame )

This is a pretty kickass video (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=video&cd=33&ved=0CEIQtwIwAjge&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWpuPNmZSwco&rct=j&q=stripmall%20architecture&ei=czqSTbfvMpCCsQOX17iXDg&usg=AFQjCNEhdHyEWpPwm6WwN6t0AoTlHXfwLA&cad=rja)
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Post by: flipper on March 29, 2011, 03:09:24 PM
I was at that show!
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Post by: First Post on March 30, 2011, 06:01:33 AM
Two amazingly ridiculously large compilations of music to keep you occupied for quite some time:

24 Hours of American Hardcore Punk Songs (http://www.artifacting.com/blog/2011/01/13/911hardcore/) (aka flipper's hard drive haha)
2.25 gigs of hardcore classics, starting with the Meatmen classic about the Beatles "1 Down 3 to Go" (hey that was back in the eighties tho) and continuing on into a great deal of musical history. Downloadable as individual tracks or one big zip file.

Lil B - Free Music: The Complete Myspace Collection (http://www.getrightmusic.com/2011/02/11/mixtape-lil-b-free-music-the-complete-myspace-collection-676-songs/)
This has been Lil B the Based God's breakout year, with his triumphant SXSW show featuring a surprise intro by Diddy and his prolific output seeming to have no end in sight. How do I explain the Based God to people anyway, it's like handing you a copy of Ulysses or something (NPR does a decent job here (http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/01/27/133245953/lil-b-understanding-raps-new-rebel); check out "Age of Information" on that page, one of my favorite songs). He veers from the Wesley Willis style namecheck swag-raps that are so popular on Youtube (Ellen DeGeneres, etc) to deep beatless ambient spoken word stuff like his Rain In England and Dior Paint projects. There is a lot to this dude, and I think already he's one of the most important artists of the 21st century (he's the only artist to which I have devoted an entire two hour radio show...oh yeah that reminds me I need to upload the archive of that).

Myspace used to limit artist pages to 5 songs each, so he made enough accounts to hold this entire collection of music--676 songs! And he just keeps going. No musician has ever worked social media as hard as the Based God. Follow him on Tumblr or Twitter, he'll follow you back. I really relate to him because much of this stuff comes from that unique modern intersection of heavy net usage and personal meatspace hermitage.

(I realize that's a lot of download though, so for a starter taste til my mix is up, here's his latest release Illusions of Grandeur (http://www.datpiff.com/Lil-B-The-BasedGod-Illusions-Of-Grandeur-Mixtape.207423.html)...like most of his work, it's free and it's great.)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 30, 2011, 04:29:51 PM
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24 Hours Of American Hardcore

Get it for free! In exchange we just ask you to post a Tweet about it.

Click the button below to connect with Twitter, post your tweet and start your free download.

 Not on Twitter? Pay with a post on your Facebook wall!

 :angry: grrrrrrr.....

FlashGot seems to be working, downloading them one at a time - only 850 files to go!

There's some good stuff on there - stuff I haven't heard in years. Thanks, FP!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 30, 2011, 05:24:12 PM
A lot of it I have on LP and haven't had a chance to rip.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 01, 2011, 02:39:54 PM
I try to stay off the internets on Amateur Comedy Day, but it is Friday, and even Rusty Venture and Wil Wheaton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsPrE4NCnA4) are covering this damn song.

(how did this not die as a meme two weeks ago? everything's lasting too long now, like Facebook. It's like the Matrix where we've been fooled into thinking it's 1999 for decades. Anyway, if you ever wanted to see Wil rap then here it is)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on April 01, 2011, 03:29:35 PM
It's been around for less than 3 weeks!  I mean, I'm tired of it, but it's not like All Your Base or "Gonads and Strife" or zombocom.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 01, 2011, 03:31:27 PM
Oh man, All Your Base lasted FOREVER. Moar intarwebz = shorter attention spans? We got mileage out of our early "you have to see this" memes for like, years.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 01, 2011, 03:32:48 PM
I'm not done yet with All Your Base, actually.  And I'm not afraid to admit it.  Some memes are worthier than others.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on April 01, 2011, 03:53:35 PM
I'm not done yet with All Your Base, actually.  And I'm not afraid to admit it.

Me either.  And I'm way not done with Gonads and Strife.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 01, 2011, 04:03:15 PM
I second and third these emoticons.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 01, 2011, 06:51:49 PM
Sure, but those are vestigial elements of another time, like Mahir Cagri. The assumption in this supposedly accelerated attention span era was that once we made it to an actual Friday we would all move on.

The real winner here? Kim Kardashian. In an alternate universe, all this loathing would have fallen on her ill advised single, but then Friday suddenly appeared and swept all the attention elsewhere. Rebecca Black is like the 9/11 to her Gary Condit.

(eta I give up on trying to link the KK song, her people are good)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 01, 2011, 06:54:13 PM
:spittake:  :rollin:








I actually had to go to the Know Your Meme and look up "Gonads and Strife".  I don't think I ever heard of it before.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 01, 2011, 07:02:15 PM
Time Between Thing Being Amusing, Extremely Irritating Down To 4 Minutes (http://www.theonion.com/articles/time-between-thing-being-amusing-extremely-irritat,19791/)

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Researchers predict the time lag between novelty and utter hatred is likely to narrow further as technological advancements continue to increase and expand social connectedness online.

"We project that by 2018, the gap between liking something new and wishing yourself dead rather than hearing it again will be down to 60 seconds," Levinson said. "And by 2023, enjoyment and abhorrence will occur simultaneously, the two emotions effectively canceling each other out and leaving one feeling nothing whatsoever."

"I can't fucking wait," he added.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 01, 2011, 07:13:08 PM
When I grow up I want to work for the Onion. Not because I'm good at what they do, but because I just want to be there as the Awesome happens.

and? To get my picture on American Voices.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 01, 2011, 07:16:32 PM
 :lol:

(otoh (http://twitter.com/#!/Rebecca_bIack/status/53949126534103040)...)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on April 01, 2011, 07:19:56 PM
:lol:

(otoh (http://twitter.com/#!/Rebecca_bIack/status/53949126534103040)...)


Capitalizing on the backs of the aboriginal peoples for humor!
/Well done, actually. :clap:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 01, 2011, 07:24:40 PM
OK, I had to google the KK song.  Same producer as Rebecca Black?  It sounds about the same.  I remember the disco era.  Not that different.  Serious overproduction, mindless lyrics.

I just ignore most of it.  But then again I'm going to see my 14th concert already this year The Downer Party (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Downer-Party/61697331806) at the Bottom of the Hill tonight.  Sierra the front-woman, I saw play first when she was 15, she's now 21.  Great performer.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on April 01, 2011, 08:57:07 PM
I'm not done yet with All Your Base, actually.  And I'm not afraid to admit it.

Me either.  And I'm way not done with Gonads and Strife.

THIS
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on April 01, 2011, 09:17:31 PM
Someone made a post on Meffy that H*R sbemails are ten years old. EVERYTHING IS TEN YEARS OLD THIS YEAR INCLUDING MY RELATIONSHIP I FEEL VERY OLD NOW
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 01, 2011, 09:37:54 PM
My oldest pair of shoes turns 25 early this summer.  It occurs to me that they're probably the first shoes I bought with my own money, too, and they're the first clothes I bought for a job.  It wasn't my first job, but it was the first one I had to buy specific clothes for.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 01, 2011, 10:40:22 PM
Friday IN HELL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1D9t8n0qA)


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: the other andrea on April 02, 2011, 01:04:01 AM
I'm listening to Steve's phone interview today with Tim Butler of the Psychedelic Furs. I just finished listening to his other interview today, Neil Arthur of Blancmange.  :detta:

Both bands are touring this year.  :detta: :detta: :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 03, 2011, 07:46:01 PM
Friday IN HELL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1D9t8n0qA)

Loved this one. Amazing how well it fit into the death-metal vibe
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 04, 2011, 04:15:30 AM
oh and as promised here's that Lil B mix (http://funkyfellacrew.com/post/4335527594/doctor-j-sub-fm-show-23-mar-2011-tribute-to-lil)

Also, couldn't help but think of that Onion article when I heard Charlie Sheen's first live show didn't go well over the weekend...

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 06, 2011, 03:39:33 PM
Chicago godfather DJ Rashad giving a juke and ghetto house lesson right now on Ustream (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bok_bok)

(eta for timeshifters: they've also put up his Rinse set from Monday (http://podcast.dgen.net/rinsefm/podcast/DJRashad040411.mp3) if ya need some gettin up and movin music. He's def making the most of his time in England)


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 12, 2011, 05:28:25 AM
Nice writeup on Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-ca-odd-future-20110410,0,4768199,full.story), who might seem internet-ubiquitous by now but then again some of our audience wasn't necessarily familiar with Antoine Dodson or even Michael Stipe, so it's a good overview in any case.

(Gotta love their energy. Even Felicia Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlGWRPnp0ok) gets pulled into their live performance)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 12, 2011, 09:10:13 PM
The new TV on the Radio.

I love this band, but I'm underwhelmed by this release.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 13, 2011, 04:26:56 PM
I'm listening to that Robert Plant / Alison Krauss album - "Pounding Sand" or whatever it's called.

It is, at times, alarmingly languid.

I keep thinking I'm going to hear a snare snap and then Robert's going to yowl "Hey hey mama said the way you move" etc. and it just doesn't happen.

I think I just zoned out for an hour there
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 13, 2011, 07:52:17 PM
There are a few really good treasures to be found on that album.  Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) would have fit nicely on In Through The Out Door, in my opinion.  I'd love to hear what Page and Bonham could have offered to that little number.  Holy moley, that would have been cool!

You can hear Plant gearin' up for a good wail at about 2:39 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WRm3VsmXRE#t=2m38s) into the song.  "Well, welllll, weyahllll, weyahllllllllll....."

He did a good job for a man in his early eighties.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on April 14, 2011, 08:42:11 AM
I'm listening to that Robert Plant / Alison Krauss album - "Pounding Sand" or whatever it's called.

It is, at times, alarmingly languid.

Oh, good - it's not just me.  I really want to love that album - Pepe knows I love them individually and with their respective bands - but mostly it just sort of lulls me into some neither-here-nor-there state.  My cousin burned me a CD of them live - maybe that's got more energy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 14, 2011, 09:18:52 AM
Oh I agree, there's some awesome stuff on there. It's just, as :tal: said, otherworldly and ... unexpected. I'm gonna let this grow on me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 15, 2011, 07:06:29 PM
My take is pretty much the same as Cookieface's.  Three or four gems and the rest of it was a definite miss.  To be fair though I have only listened all the way through it only 3 or 4 times.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 17, 2011, 07:14:00 PM
This has the potential to be the greatest album of all time. (http://www.williamshatner.com/Article419.phtml)

The tracklist! The lineup!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 17, 2011, 07:32:31 PM
 :spittake:

Whoa.  He doesn't fuck around.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 17, 2011, 09:17:52 PM
Oh. My. God.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 18, 2011, 05:14:35 AM
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/notworthy.gif)

This is too epic for audio only. I hope someone is filming all these sessions.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on April 18, 2011, 09:14:16 AM
Steve Howe on "Planet Earth"?   :hmm:  Also, John Wetton was in King Crimson too, there Shat.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on April 18, 2011, 03:58:21 PM
I went on a Ratt bender yesterday. No idea why.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 18, 2011, 07:27:52 PM
I loved Has Been.  So looking forward to this :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 27, 2011, 05:45:02 PM
Adrock is DJing on East Village Radio (http://www.eastvillageradio.com/) right now, dunno for how long or when it started tho

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dogbone on April 27, 2011, 08:39:32 PM
Coincidentally, I'm listening to the new Beasties album.

That's how it'd done, kids.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 27, 2011, 09:36:45 PM
I always preferred The Yeasties (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yeastie-Girlz-/120617911293946) to the Beasties
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on April 30, 2011, 07:32:35 PM
 :headbang:

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Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 30, 2011, 08:13:20 PM
oh thanks man  :D havin a good time tonite. Teddy B exclusive mix right now!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on April 30, 2011, 08:26:16 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on May 01, 2011, 06:17:05 AM
Yeah, I was sitting around looking at the dismal offerings on the TV schedule, and then it hit me, the Dr. J Show is on! The link in your sig helped - thanks for that. I had some photoshop work to do, and it was great background music for it  :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 02, 2011, 12:33:01 PM
oh thanks man  :D havin a good time tonite. Teddy B exclusive mix right now!



So are you podcasting this.  I don't think I'll ever be able to listen at 5-7 on a Sat night.  Well with the wife and kid and stuff.  Not ever me time during those hours.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 06, 2011, 05:23:59 PM
I'm totally addicted to Dark Drive Clinic (http://www.facebook.com/darkdriveclinic) a project between my friend Rebecca (from Stripmall Architecture (http://www.facebook.com/stripmallarchitecture)) and John Fryer (mastermind behind This Mortal Coil (http://www.facebook.com/pages/This-Mortal-Coil/107879939233983?sk=info))

They just released a new video Silhouettes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49WHTs0nCCw&feature=autoplay&list=WLEDEC60106E60A83E&index=1&playnext=16)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on May 07, 2011, 09:00:47 PM
oh thanks man  :D havin a good time tonite. Teddy B exclusive mix right now!



So are you podcasting this.  I don't think I'll ever be able to listen at 5-7 on a Sat night.  Well with the wife and kid and stuff.  Not ever me time during those hours.

Up now! (http://funkyfellacrew.com/post/5290716958/30-apr-2k11-doctor-j-teddy-b-on-rwd-fm-the)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on May 09, 2011, 04:26:23 PM
Thanks!  Listening now :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on May 30, 2011, 04:36:53 AM
6 hour long version of Nyan Cat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFG7gpB4zz0)

great for making an impression at the workplace

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on May 30, 2011, 04:29:47 PM
6 hour long version of Nyan Cat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFG7gpB4zz0)

great for making an impression at the workplace



"cat flying through space annoying amazing nyan rainbows pop tart everything"

That's what sold it for me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on May 30, 2011, 10:06:47 PM
Less than 1/2 hour left of it. I let it run while I worked on this stupid project that's due tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 04, 2011, 07:53:58 AM
So . . . the other night, I'm at Meijer, and the muzak starts playing some kind of experimental acoustic cover of In A Big Country.  It was bad.  I mean, worse than Pat Boone covering Dio kind of bad.  Severely bad.  People were stopping in place and staring up at the ceiling, as if looking toward the hidden speakers would produce answers or make it stop.  A lot of people were laughing, and this one girl said "Oh, HELL no!" much too loudly.

Seriously, I can imagine someone taking a stab at it and wanting to do something different, but that was just Bill-Murray-saying-Now-I-have-to-kill-all-of-you bad.

Naturally, I felt like I needed to know WTF and who did that.  (How it got onto Meijer sideband is beside the point.)  Wikipedia wasn't much help, though, and . . .

Let's just say:  Do not go to YouTube and search for "big country cover".  I did not find the one I was looking for, mostly because after half a dozen wrong covers I had to stop for awhile.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 04, 2011, 11:29:32 AM
Everything about that makes me laugh. :galm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on June 04, 2011, 10:58:37 PM
If you had an iPhone, Shazam would have told you what it was
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: stormneedle on June 05, 2011, 12:02:25 AM
Soundhound on Android
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 05, 2011, 03:23:09 AM
For many, the unveiling of this 30 minute infomercial has become an annual event in itself. Behold the new one!

Gathering of the Juggalos 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gKE67L97SA)

Too many quotes to quote, too many "wow really?" artists to list. Also, "Vanilla Zerg"



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 05, 2011, 07:39:44 AM
Quote
If you had an iPhone, Shazam would have told you what it was

I wouldn't want my phone to hear that sort of thing.  Those devices aren't robust enough yet.



I don't know what to think about the Juggalos except that maybe we need one of those crosstime books where a festival's worth of them wind up back in history and have to help out with the Civil War or fight the Romans or something.  Anything not involving magnets, obviously.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 19, 2011, 02:10:31 AM
Went to see Liz Phair and Aimee Mann at the Mountain Winery tonight.  Fantastic show :love:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 19, 2011, 05:30:28 AM
:shock:

I don't usually do concerts, but I would've gone to that one.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on August 19, 2011, 02:36:22 PM
song: Sheik Yerbouti Tango
artist: Frank Zappa
album: Sheik Yerbouti
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on September 14, 2011, 10:48:44 PM
Shatner's version of Iron Man is out (http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-william-shatner-premieres-his-version-of-black-sabbaths-iron-man.html), featuring Zakk Wylde

I was a little disappointed that he chose to work the melody instead of his signature sing-speak ("has....he....losthismind!") but I guess he figured if Ozzy could swing it then he could too. That sorta reminds me of the "We Are the World" sessions with Bob Dylan though, where he gamely warbles the chorus until they stop the recording and Quincy Jones and crew are like, no man sing it more like Dylan style. Bob then asks them in his Minnesotan dry-humor way how Bob Dylan would sing it, and they hilariously try to show him how to do it in that "Stuck Inside of Mobile" type of cadence..."THERE'S uh CHOICE we're MAY-KINN"...and so the final result we got was Dylan trying to sound like what Q and Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie and etc. considered to be Dylanesque.

At any rate, it's a big album so I'm sure a lot of it will be sufficiently Shatner-y. He'll find a way. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmYQfFWEiYo)

(and here's the aftermath (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UfVmJBF-OY) of that Dylan convo. "If you say so, man..." funny I can find that on Youtube but not a tiny clip from Futurama, damn)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 15, 2011, 11:55:30 AM
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Shatner's version of Iron Man is out, featuring Zakk Wylde

:hmm: 

Nope, that seems crazy.  :lol:  Not that I would have expected anything other than crazy.


In my typical way of being so late to the party that most people don't even remember there was a party, I just learned yesterday . . . how to put this . . . .

There's one of those 70s rock songs that's in a zillion movie soundtracks and that gets played on a typical classic rock station about once a week.  Guitars, awesome.  Lyrics, solid 70s hard rock, which is to say that most of them are incomprehensible except for repetitions of come on, baby! and the like.  I never heard a DJ name the song or say who it was by, in my entire life.

Yesterday, I learned it's called "Stranglehold" and was the first single Ted Nugent released after he left the Amboy Dukes.  OK, I would not have guessed.  It's not him singing, or I might have guessed.

This is probably more impressive to me than to other people.  :shrug:  I often wonder about songs the radio plays a lot but never credits, but then I usually forget to try to look them up.  I also learned only recently that classic rock staple "Blue On Black" is only from 1998.  I guess that's classic rock now.  I feel kind of odd for not noticing that it was so recent.  Seems like it's been on classic rock stations since at least 1990.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 15, 2011, 12:17:06 PM
At any rate, it's a big album so I'm sure a lot of it will be sufficiently Shatner-y. He'll find a way. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmYQfFWEiYo)

Ha! That must be how they say it in Muntréal.

And please tell me he covers the Beasties on this album ... !
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 15, 2011, 12:20:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up.  Checking it out now!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 19, 2011, 06:50:01 PM
I apologize for the earworm, but we had a discussion at work, and I need a ruling.

In "Never Been Any Reason", do they say:

Save my life, I'm going down for the last time.
 Woman with the sweet lovin', better than a white lie.


or do they say

Save my life, I'm going down for the last time.
 Woman with the sweet lovin', better than a white line.


:shrug:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on September 19, 2011, 06:54:57 PM
I always sang "white line" but, like, I am definitely not an expert, I often hear lyrics wrong.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 19, 2011, 09:16:10 PM
It's always been "line" to me, since high school (we played that one, at my insistence, but it didn't ever get any crowd love). However. That makes no sense. The Internet says it's "lie."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on September 19, 2011, 09:18:05 PM
How does "lie" make sense, though?  "Line" would refer to coke.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on September 19, 2011, 09:20:24 PM
I always heard it as "lie".  Though now that you mention it, "white line" is amusing as well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 19, 2011, 09:22:14 PM
How does "lie" make sense, though?  "Line" would refer to coke.

:doh: I'm such an innocent!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 19, 2011, 10:30:35 PM
I always thought it was "line".  I mildly disliked the drug reference (seems lazy to me), but I'd also agree with the song's sentiment, as far as that goes.

I don't know WTF "white lie" would mean in that context.  I mean . . . sure, good love beats a polite untruth, but . . . .

The internet lyrics places do say "white lie", but some of them have "I'm just no one" while others say "I'm just another one".  I can't remember that part of the song right now.  The internet is like the spirits of old -- the information is fascinating, but there's no inherent veracity.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 19, 2011, 10:35:35 PM
Oh totally. The Internet often gets lyrics (and everything else) wrong. I was just observing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 20, 2011, 11:47:44 AM
It sounds like 'lie' to me.  But then again it could be 'lye' but then wouldn't that be redundant...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: hajen on September 20, 2011, 08:20:12 PM
To me "white line" always sounded right b/c references to cocaine in '70s songs go together like peas 'n carrots.
(The first music I remember is my mother's Eagles Live cassette playing in the car, so this is a notion I formed very young.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on September 20, 2011, 08:35:06 PM
cmon even Duran Duran covered this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChjLMbXVrU)  ;)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 20, 2011, 10:02:16 PM
Gods, GP, that conjures images of a guy in a sparkly Captain America outfit doing crazy disco at the roller rink.



If you wanna ride . . . don't ride the white horse.


/lines on the mirror, lines on her face
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Talix on September 22, 2011, 10:03:21 AM
To me "white line" always sounded right b/c references to cocaine in '70s songs go together like peas 'n carrots.
(The first music I remember is my mother's Eagles Live cassette playing in the car, so this is a notion I formed very young.)

Truth.  I don't know that I actually got the "lines on the mirror" reference until I saw the video for John Waite's "Change".  I was very young for a long time.   :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 22, 2011, 02:24:14 PM
Mr Crowley
Did you ride a white horse?
Mr Crowley
It's symbolic, of course.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on October 03, 2011, 06:47:47 PM
Yesterday I was at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/) in Golden Gate Park.  Excellent festival as always.  The highlight for me was Bob Mould played solo.  Fantastic set.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on October 20, 2011, 11:41:47 PM
The Shatner album is great btw, except maybe for Bohemian Rhapsody and the Sheryl Crow solo tune, but hey it's a double album! (or would be, if we were still counting music releases as "albums"...hell the vinyl release is three discs, so it's probably actually a triple)

And it's a concept album too. Really it's a nice epitaph for the death of human space exploration.

Here's his version of Double D's "Planet Earth" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fknukPiIiyY)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 15, 2011, 08:29:03 PM
Every couple of months or so Lil B the Based God puts out another album's worth of music and I think, wow this might be his best one so far this year...same with his latest freebie (http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-b-basedgod-velli-mixtape.33494.html) (listen/dl link), the hilariously named "Based God Velli" (see: 2Pac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Don_Killuminati:_The_7_Day_Theory)). He gets more fame from his swag-rap Youtube tunes, but most of his actual output is more deep and socially conscious like this.

(Gotta love the repurposed Whitesnake on "The Realist Ever" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BjlFTJSL0Y). It's right up there with the Metallica sampling on "Beat the Cancer" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEftUyP3IH0) from the also-excellent Silent President mixtape, linked in the video's description)

Plus shouldn't people be happy to see a rapper for once doing stuff like this (http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lubmcqTUxi1qz6g9ko1_400.png) in concert? Or saying things such as "I'm not interested in black or white, I just want to be grey (http://www.allwesteverything.com/2011/09/uhhh-okay-lil-b-says-that-he-no-longer-wants-to-be-classified-as-black-says-im-grey/)" and "I care a lot about this planet, that's why I adopted a cat"? I fully support the Based God and his whole positivity stance.



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on November 27, 2011, 07:37:40 AM
Hey, what's Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins up to lately? Running (http://resistancepro.com/Home_Page.php) an indie wrestling promotion (http://lastchancery.tumblr.com/post/13339915834/resistance-pro-wrestling-review), of all things...



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on November 27, 2011, 11:17:01 PM
Resistance Pro?  How could they fail to call it Pumping Smashkins?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 27, 2011, 11:19:20 PM
:galm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on December 14, 2011, 07:46:41 PM
http://youtu.be/ZvIs3-3n2p0 (http://youtu.be/ZvIs3-3n2p0)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 14, 2011, 08:26:23 PM
Buraka Som Sistema (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOMe-8Tf1Y0)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 14, 2011, 09:47:36 PM
I thought that song was the silliest thing I've ever heard the first time I heard it, but it's really grown on me. They play it all the time here.

I never could catch the name of the band (heh) until I found this site (http://tunein.com/radio/Album-88-885-s22318/) a little while ago. I had no idea this existed. I knew the name of the song was Hangover, but if you try googling that, you get nothing but hits on the movie. The site shows all the songs played and the time played, it lists all the shows and links to individual show websites. So awesome. I've been searching on there for good stations without much luck.

Any recommendations of good radio stations around the country or even international stations?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 14, 2011, 10:22:45 PM
KCRW (http://kcrw.com/) (dot com) has great music most days, and a daily interview with a live performance. You can stream.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on December 14, 2011, 11:42:10 PM
Listening to Henry Rollins archives  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on December 15, 2011, 12:34:57 AM
If only I had time.  I'm behind on Science Friday and Watt From Pedro podcasts.  Too many meetings and calls interrupting my listening time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 20, 2011, 07:11:36 PM
Someone I've really been enjoying lately is Lana Del Rey. Yes there's a publicly aired amount of Germanotta style artifice-by-committee involved in the whole Persona, but that seems almost standard these days and the important thing is that it has some basis in reality, however exaggerated...and besides that, "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" is the kind of music I welcome in life right about now. She's just fascinating, the look and sound and the whole thing.

And the actual album doesn't even come out until January! She's getting a big push on this year's single alone, but both (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clGpZdf3bwY) the songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVAPEyr0epI) on it are great. Last week the video of the title track from the upcoming LP showed up on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bag1gUxuU0g), and is suitably WTF-compelling. I think we are going to be hearing a lot from Lana Del Rey in the future, or at least I hope so. Plus I like the idea of making recordings that are more steeped in beat-oriented remix culture while keeping the live performances more toward stark arrangements that emphasize the vocal performance. Good stuff!



Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 21, 2011, 10:18:36 AM
Germanotta style artifice-by-committee

:galm: :detta: :galm:

I'll have to check her out. Because, c'mon, awesome
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on December 21, 2011, 07:35:11 PM
Oh yeah totally. That "Born to Die" video is like if the ghost of Kanye possessed Karen Black or something. She is def on my list of favorite new artists this year, along with Stalley and Fitz and the Tantrums.

R Kelly says he has 32 more chapters (http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2011/12/21/r-kelly-32-more-chapters-trapped-in-the-closet/) of "Trapped in the Closet" ready to go. Somebody fund him before it goes too long in between, like the Star Wars prequels! The original 22 chapters are the modern version of classic opera, almost like a new form of storytelling...


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on December 25, 2011, 03:34:46 PM
At my brother's, they have the cable Xmas music channel on.  They're playing Celine Dion's Blue Christmas, and I think it's the first time I've heard an entire Celine Dion song.  It's terrible.  Risible, in fact, just an awful performance.  Almost qualifies as a schmaltzy parody.

They've also played 4500 versions of Baby, It's Cold Outside . . . about half of which were at least 25% too farking slow.  Seriously.  PICK IT UP.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 02, 2012, 07:57:44 PM
I'm totally in love with Culo a Boca (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Culo-A-Boca/123437821922) right now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on January 02, 2012, 08:00:03 PM
:spittake:


I am not googling that to see if it means what I think it means.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 02, 2012, 08:09:56 PM
Their songs run the gamut of

2 Girls 1 Cup
DVDA
Droppin' Loads
Ring of Fire
Glory Hole
Eat Your Face
Chupacabra

It's zombies meet lucha libre meet internet shock memes with a psychobilly sensibility.  Tons of fun with lots of sing along choruses.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 02, 2012, 09:14:02 PM
I seriously want to go to the Stripmall Architecture show in SF on Friday night. Have to take the bigs up to SC so it's not impossible. I wonder if I can move some mountains to make it work.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 03, 2012, 12:38:56 PM
Excellent!  I've bought my ticket already.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 08, 2012, 02:38:29 PM
Just listened to Wilco's last three albums. I've been way out of touch with their music.

Amazing that Jeff Tweedy is still an incredibly creative and relevant songwriter. 

Well I think it's relevant, anyway. I'm horrified by the term "dadrock."

The implication is that we're such an ADD generation who doesn't respect the past.

I mean, what is Shakespeare considered now, if we're using that kind of contemptuous terminology/logic?

Anyway, the best of the bunch is "Wilco: The Album." Great melodies, chord progressions, song ideas.  :detta:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 09, 2012, 12:46:27 AM
That reminds me there is a clip of Mavis Staples singing "The Weight," backed by Wilco, floating around the internet right now. It's worth seeing. Considering the Staples were among the influences Richard Manuel claimed, it's  really cool.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on January 09, 2012, 02:31:11 AM
I can't stop listening to this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY&feature=youtube_gdata_player. It's Lilia's new favorite song, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on January 09, 2012, 10:06:09 AM
Takes awhile to get going and then suddenly shifts into Peter Gabriel mode.  :hmm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 09, 2012, 07:19:55 PM
Heh, I read that as Goatse.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 09, 2012, 07:21:10 PM
And he looks a little like TFJ
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on January 09, 2012, 07:38:35 PM
Heh, I read that as Goatse.

I read it means "eat ass" in Turkish.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on January 09, 2012, 07:44:50 PM
Well, that's a twist.







That's actually better than my first joke, so I'm not apologizing for it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on January 10, 2012, 03:03:10 PM
Mentioned it to a friend of mine, and immediately this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M).

I clapped.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: whidB on January 11, 2012, 02:18:52 AM
That's a trip...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on January 11, 2012, 11:50:49 AM
And he looks a little like TFJ

:hmm:

poor bastard!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 11, 2012, 07:07:33 PM
Dude, yer a good lookin' mayun :thud:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on January 12, 2012, 10:12:48 PM
What Flip said.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: TFJ on January 12, 2012, 10:16:28 PM
:eek:

:knotty:

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 13, 2012, 12:38:05 AM
Seriously, you are.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on January 13, 2012, 01:53:44 AM
I did lol at Paz de la Huerta being in the dead pool thread. Lana Del Rey's Paz anecdote (http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/?p=200822)

btw, Lana's US tv debut is this Sat nite on SNL. It will be either transcendent or trainwrecky, yet compelling either way. "Hey your first ever American television performance is gonna be on Saturday Night Live with Harry fuckin' Potter hosting, no pressure."

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: bit zero on January 15, 2012, 11:50:06 PM
http://www.dreamtheelectricsleep.com/

If you like anything remotely resembling progressive rock concept albums, drop whatever or whoever you're doing and go listen to the samples on their site.

Bonus: they're here in KY.

Extra bonus: the album download is free.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on January 16, 2012, 07:49:23 PM
Listening right now.  :detta:  Thanks mayun!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on February 01, 2012, 05:32:43 AM
btw, Lana's US tv debut is this Sat nite on SNL. It will be either transcendent or trainwrecky

Turned out to be the latter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEN6vsEzw5g), as you might have heard since then. A lot of digital ink has been spilled about her practically everywhere in music-blogger circles ever since. No need for me to recap any of it here, just to note that the album is out and it is an enjoyable listen indeed. I don't love every song, but the ones I skip are the ones I see others saying are their favorites, which always seemed to me like a good test for quality, different people finding different things to like.

She's sorta in between Stevie Nicks and Neko Case (and you know I don't say those names lightly, I mean Neko Case to me is pretty much perfect in almost every way, so hey) with a little bit of strings and hip hop in the production, which works well with her whole Hollywood-Babylon-in-ruins Lynchian thing. Mostly people are talking about What She Means and where the Message of her image fits into modern feminism and all these other really odd tangents while dismissing the music entirely, but I'm here to say it's actually good.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on February 29, 2012, 12:25:03 AM
Radio was playing all ads and crap music in the car today, but finally I found a station that at least had a catchy pop song with reasonable cheese lyrics.  It sounded a hell of a lot like another pop song that was getting too much air a year ago, though.

I looked it up, and, OK, now I know two Taylor Swift songs.  It seems unfair to give her too much shit because they sound a lot alike; it's a good enough pop song for two songs, especially if they're crossover Country / Pop.  Fine.  Three might be time to find a new producer.

But Wikipedia showed me pictures, and, holy crap, can someone get her some eyebrows?  She looks like the end villain from a Children of the Corn zombie movie.  She looks like all her photos were taken with an unflattering flashbulb.  Pupils do not always constitute adequate pigment.  My people are pale, but I think her visit to our village would be considered a harbinger of a deathly cold winter.

I mean, seriously.  I know the Bettie Page Moppet look is overdone right now, but even so.  I feel bad for this one.  I feel like every hour of sunlight takes a year off her life.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on February 29, 2012, 08:13:53 AM
I've been listening to the American Hardcore compilation. I was doing some filing on my computer recently and found the files from where I had downloaded them March of last year and then forgotten about it. I finally went ahead and burned disks of it so I could listen to it in the car. It took a few weeks to finish listening to the first CD of four - it had like 250 tracks on it  :P Of course the MP3s aren't great quality, but hey, it's hardcore.

Thanks to whoever provided that link. I can't remember now... FP?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 01, 2012, 08:23:39 AM
Thanks to whoever provided that link. I can't remember now... FP?

indeed! always a good guess  ;)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on March 10, 2012, 12:56:43 AM
My coworker was telling me today that he's playing an arena show in May.  Yeah, his band, Magic Carpet Ride, "The Music of Steppenwolf."  They're opening for Iron Butterfly!  He said he likes to keep things contemporary and relatable to the kids.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on March 12, 2012, 07:04:36 PM
I'm pretty obsessed lately with Cary Ann Hearst (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqoSGphTA3Q).  I want to have her babies.   :trance:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 13, 2012, 05:33:56 PM
My friend is doing an all metal show right now on 9th Floor Radio (http://www.9thfloorradio.com/)

Right now it's Saxon with Power and the Glory.  I probably haven't heard that in 20 years.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 13, 2012, 05:37:41 PM
Heh, I guess they're still playing and recording 19th album (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_to_Arms_(Saxon_album)) 

I wonder who else from my high school metal phase is still around...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on March 20, 2012, 12:22:23 AM
More Cary Ann Hearst (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydU2j_MZg3c).  I'm working this out on my acoustic with vocals that work with a Yankee male instead of a southerner femme.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 23, 2012, 10:42:09 AM
SO anyway today I happened to learn that I have no idea who Faith No More actually are.  Apparently I missed them completely during their entire career, and when I heard someone mention them, for some reason I can't explain I thought they were talking about the band that, it turns out, is called Extreme (More Than Words, et al).

:shrug:

Apparently I have occasionally heard Faith No More songs during films like Gremlins 2, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and Grosse Pointe Blank, but they must not have made an impression on me.

They sound pretty bad on paper, but I'll probably YouTube them after I get home, just to see if I recognize anything.

As usual, I am on some track that largely runs parallel to popular culture but only periodically crosses it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 23, 2012, 11:08:27 AM
Faith no More is Mike Patton and some other guys. And the problem generally is that Mike Patton is utterly insane and his musical style changes from minute to minute. Genius, but craaaaazy. You don't know whether you're going to be getting utterly ironic rap-metal (which they invented, btw, and is how they got famous on MTV), or circus music. When I first heard of them in college they were a very obscure San Francisco punk outfit.

I am not kidding about the circus music.

Anyway, if it's not a piece that I know, I wouldn't really be able to identify a FnM piece unequivocally.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on March 23, 2012, 11:33:54 AM
The only song I knew was "Epic".  Huh.  I didn't know they did "We Care a Lot".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 23, 2012, 01:22:56 PM
OK, I watched the official videos for "Epic" and "We Care A Lot".

"Epic" I've heard before, at least the chorus and the piano ending.  It sounds way more Chipmunky than I remember, but maybe I've heard a different mix or something.  "We Care A Lot" didn't ring any bells.

The videos are HILARIOUSLY bad.  If I'd seen these guys on MTV, I would have thought they were the newest boy band.  The videos make them look as if they were contrived by someone who watched Living Colour videos and thought "If only those guys were white, they would have made a fortune!" and then saw a couple of Red Hot Chili Peppers videos and decided that this can't be so hard.

Eh.  Possibly they just weren't at the right time to catch me.  Customers made out like not knowing who they were was like not knowing Pink Floyd. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on March 23, 2012, 03:44:05 PM
ooh now check out Mr. Bungle

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 23, 2012, 03:47:15 PM
Courtney Love was once a singer for FNM?

I had a friend that was fanatical about FNM and Mr. Bungle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d-c4pIeDs4) and Primus at the same time and tried to convert me to become a follower while driving around playing them at maximum volume. Not a pleasant memory, although I do think they are all great bands, just not the type of thing I can listen to for very long - like the length of one song. That sounds pretty negative, and I don't mean to be derogatory. There's a lot of bands I really respect, but can't listen to much. That friend eventually turned into the crackhead that wouldn't leave, btw.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 23, 2012, 03:50:51 PM
Oh yeah, they did a decent cover of War Pigs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QerbT3E2ff8) too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 23, 2012, 03:54:57 PM
Primus is one of those bands I know of, but the only thing I could name by them, off the top of my head, is the South Park theme. 

I'm not sure I'd ever heard of Mr Bungle.  I will check it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 23, 2012, 03:56:27 PM
Ferget all that I'm listening to the effing Quivers (http://www.reverbnation.com/thequiverskc#).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: feffer on March 23, 2012, 04:14:30 PM
Was "Big Brown Beaver" Primus?

Oh, and "My Name is Mud".  That's all I remember from my college boyfriend's roommate playing them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 23, 2012, 04:24:21 PM
Ferget all that I'm listening to the effing Quivers (http://www.reverbnation.com/thequiverskc#).

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on March 23, 2012, 04:26:16 PM
Was "Big Brown Beaver" Primus?

Oh, and "My Name is Mud".  That's all I remember from my college boyfriend's roommate playing them.

Yeah, I couldn't name any more off the top of my head, but there's lots more I should be able to name.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 23, 2012, 04:27:08 PM
Jerry was a Racecar Driver
To Defy The Laws of Tradition
Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweakers
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 23, 2012, 04:38:49 PM
When I google Primus, I see lots of stuff that I've heard of, but not that I'm sure I've heard.  For me, they're one those bands.

I went and listened to some Mr Bungle stuff.  It's too far thattaway for me to really have an opinion on.  I don't understand what they're doing, or why they're doing it, but I don't get the feeling that I'd like it better if I did understand it.  An acquired art that I'm not inspired to acquire.  I do like some deconstructive music, but mildly -- I like Spacehog, but I find Electric Six just slightly amusing. 

Does that make sense?  I'm not a musician, and a lot of music is really for musicians, which is totally cool but (literally) may not resonate with me.

I tried a Quivers link over on Fbook, and it didn't work, but I'm gonna go try that Reverbnation one in just a minute, hyar . . . .
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on March 23, 2012, 06:07:40 PM
When I google Primus, I see lots of stuff that I've heard of, but not that I'm sure I've heard.  For me, they're one those bands.

When I was in college I drove to Atlanta with a male acquaintance to go to a Primus concert. Turned out it was in a warehouse. Concrete floors, no chairs, just a stage across the width of the long, skinny hall and a shitload of fans.

My first & only experience with a mosh pit. It was freaking awesome, but being a 5' 2", 120 pound girl in a mosh pit when the singer screams "GO" was almost suicidal.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 23, 2012, 06:22:26 PM
Yeah, the mosh pit doesn't work for me.  If I had trouble making my way to the exit, they'd be clearing away bodies later.  I do fine in crowd levels up to the sort that provide complete anonymity and slow pursuit, but I avoid crowds past the level where incidental contact gets frequent.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 26, 2012, 07:27:44 PM
You guys don't know what you're missing (re: the pit).  Other Mike Patton outfits included Fantomas, Lovage, and Peeping Tom.  The guy rules.  The CD Baby site was down for me last night so I was unable to purchase The Quivers.  So I went to bandcamp and purchased Two Seconds new three song EP.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on March 26, 2012, 07:54:32 PM
Oh . . . I used to know someone who was a big Fantomas fan.  It never grew on me.  One of those things that sounded better when it was described secondhand.

Maybe it's just me.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mrcookieface on March 26, 2012, 10:16:14 PM
The CD Baby site was down for me last night so I was unable to purchase The Quivers.  So I went to bandcamp and purchased Two Seconds new three song EP.

D'oh!   :doh:

But thanks for trying anyway!  If I had my way, I'd give these songs away for free, but the rest of the band has nixed me on that idea - and rather harshly, I might add.  I didn't pay for those recording sessions and they're trying to recoup expenses.  I did write the bulk of the material on Hip On Ya and Keep Your Socks On though. 

Anyway, I'm starting to sell some of my furniture to pay for the upcoming May recordings, figuring if I cough up some dough I'll have more say on distribution.  I think we're going to do five songs - three of mine, and two of Terra's.  She's turned into a powerhouse of a songwriter.  She didn't have much previous experience composing, but I told her awhile back I sure could use some help with the songwriting chores.  So she showed up at one practice with Shake Me.  Holy crap, who knew?  She's matching me song for song and certainly keeping me on my toes now.

And Mr. Bungle's California is amazing.  I like Disco Volante too, but it can be a difficult listen at times.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 26, 2012, 11:39:08 PM
Bandcamp dot com will allow artists to sell or distribute for free or even name your price sliding scale thing.  It uses paypal which may be a sticker for some of youse, but it allows listening and buying and free dl if you set it up that way.

Anyway I'll try again tonight.  I like to support artists and even though I'm poor I will always kick some geld their way.

Oh and to pay for recording you can do the kickstarter or indiegogo route.  I've backed many musical projects through these.  In fact this Sat, I'll be in another music video as a thank you gift for backing a project.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on March 27, 2012, 08:23:30 PM
Excellent work Cookieface  I've listened to the four songs five times through and they're great!  I can't wait for more!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on April 11, 2012, 12:42:09 PM
My wife liked the Quivers stuff too, so that's quite the achievement.

Anyway tomorrow night I will be seeing fIREHOSE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firehose_(band)) in concert at the Cocoanut Grove on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

I had missed my chances to see them back in the day, so I'm really excited.

Blaze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyLgBzX6ft8&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL5520C473744C3EBA)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 12, 2012, 07:49:51 PM
I forget how I got there, but I had a Wikipedia tab open for The Teardrop Explodes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Teardrop_Explodes).  Not familiar with them.  I have a vague idea I may have gotten there from a Julian Cope reference on The Mighty Boosh a long time ago. 

Wiki says

Quote
Best known for their Top Ten UK single "Reward" (still a staple of 1980s alternative pop compilations)

So I went and found it on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU1vNjqpwUA), and . . . I don't think I ever heard it before.  I also listened to "Treason" and "Passionate Friend".  I can imagine having heard this stuff in the 80s, but I don't think I did.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on April 15, 2012, 02:15:50 AM
everybody could use some Nyan Tom Waits (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9UI8dGvdZc) in their life, I think

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on April 15, 2012, 07:47:05 AM
The internet has been drinking.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on April 15, 2012, 09:57:52 AM
What.  The.  Fuck.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Hedaira on April 15, 2012, 11:51:07 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 13, 2012, 10:20:04 PM
SO my youngest clerk was talking to two college students today about "this dumb Girlfriend song" by a band called Gym Class Heroes or something similar.  They were complaining that the song is self-contradictory and doesn't make sense.

My clerk sang a line from it, demonstrating its senselessness, and my oldest employee (who's somewhere around my own age) and I were like THAT'S A SUPERTRAMP SONG.

Naturally, none of them had ever heard of Supertramp.  And this is my clerk who listens to classic rock stations 24/7 and is going to an Aerosmith concert with her dad sometime soon.  Or they already did.  Whatever.

:shrug:  Kids, and etc!

Also, really?  That's the Supertramp song you want to cover right now?  Not maybe "The Logical Song"?  Or even "Take The Long Way Home"?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Sidious on June 13, 2012, 10:28:04 PM
Great.  Now I just watched the Nyan Waits video again.  Thanks.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 13, 2012, 11:24:52 PM
Right. You're bloody well right. You know you've got a right to say.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 17, 2012, 08:46:20 PM
About twelve years ago I taped two Faye Wong CDs from a friend of mine.  I intended to buy the disks, but these were HK editions without much English on them, and I wasn't sure which albums they even were.  Plus, I no longer had access to them.  Awkward.

All I knew was that one album was in Cantonese and one was in Mandarin.  And one of them had a song that was used in a Chinese Pepsi ad.  Not enough to go on, back in the day.  Then I lost the tape, but I've had a number of tracks from it stuck in my head pretty much all the time.

The tape resurfaced recently, and this morning I spent a LONG time listening to different Faye Wong songs on YouTube.  Ironically, I didn't like most of them as much as the ones on the two abums I was looking for.

But, finally, I figured them out:  Only Love Strangers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_Love_Strangers) and Di-Dar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Di-Dar), which was obvious in retrospect.

Now I just need to buy the CDs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on June 17, 2012, 09:34:51 PM
OK, so I went to find this "cover" of Breakfast in America.

I think I hate you all for making this possible.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 17, 2012, 09:39:40 PM
I have not heard it, and that's not entirely by accident.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on June 17, 2012, 09:41:34 PM
I have not heard it, and that's not entirely by accident.

It isn't a cover, anymore than PDiddyDaddyPuffyCombs "covered" Every Breath you Take. It is a complete lack of originality rapping over top of an actual artist's work.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on June 17, 2012, 09:48:37 PM
:lol: because I had no idea he'd covered that stalking anthem.

Man, the stuff I miss!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on June 17, 2012, 09:50:40 PM
:lol: because I had no idea he'd covered that stalking anthem.

Man, the stuff I miss!

In tribute to his hero BiggieSmalls, no less ...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: First Post on June 17, 2012, 11:09:40 PM
haha, i forgot about the Gym Class Heroes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiiU-Fky18s). that was some hot shit around five years ago, quite amusing. apparently they are still together, wow.

(btw much lol at © WMG 2006. Gym Class Heroes' video for 'Cupid's Chokehold / Breakfast in America' written by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies (Supertramp)... it's kinda like that Verve thing again...)

(also the new Spiritualized is sooo goood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhD-8YuJr78))

(eta omg Shine a Light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY8SyTsgSko) is twenty years old now)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on June 18, 2012, 06:03:53 AM
(eta omg Shine a Light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thZ__Ak8PyA) is twenty years old now)

44 years old, you young hippie-hopper! Git off my lawn!

 :P
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 06, 2012, 04:49:39 PM
OK what do you get when you cross math rock with black metal?

Liturgy (http://youtu.be/Xlce1u6BVAs).

:trance:

do I like this? Do I hate it? I DON'T KNOW
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mybabysmomma on July 08, 2012, 08:11:53 AM
He looks like he's getting his balls caressed but sings like they are being wrapped in barbed wire.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on July 08, 2012, 08:06:32 PM
(http://images.borders.com.au/images/bau/MI000322/MI0003227772/0/0/plain/beautiful-rivers-and-mountains-the-psychedelic-rock-sound-of-south-koreas-shin-joong-hyun-1958-1974.jpg)

Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Koreas Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974

This.  A lot.  :detta: :trance: :love:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 08, 2012, 08:21:48 PM
Well.  That was unexpected.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: eldiem on July 08, 2012, 10:56:10 PM
Which part, a SMJW appearance, or the Shin Joong Hyun album?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on July 09, 2012, 07:40:37 AM
Both!

But mostly Shin.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on July 25, 2012, 07:53:13 PM
This is incredibly awesome and I've tranced out to it many times in the past few weeks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1T3TxeWrN8&list=FLe1PqsntKz-sU8MaTsm0vWw&index=2&feature=plpp_video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1T3TxeWrN8&list=FLe1PqsntKz-sU8MaTsm0vWw&index=2&feature=plpp_video)
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Post by: flipper on July 25, 2012, 09:20:47 PM
Wow, love the head on that thing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 25, 2012, 11:51:01 PM
This is incredibly awesome and I've tranced out to it many times in the past few weeks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1T3TxeWrN8&list=FLe1PqsntKz-sU8MaTsm0vWw&index=2&feature=plpp_video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1T3TxeWrN8&list=FLe1PqsntKz-sU8MaTsm0vWw&index=2&feature=plpp_video)

The comments are also far better than the standard YouTube comments.
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 25, 2012, 11:57:06 PM
I listened to the new Norah Jones album on the plane. :eek: :trance:

She is ... really, really pissed off. Do not get in her way. Holy cow. I mean this is the breakup album to end all breakup albums. And by "end" in this case I'm referring to how she refers to the other woman by name and promises very sincerely to kill her slowly (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/norahjones/miriam.html).

This is not the Norah Jones we all know and love. This is a Norah Jones I'm a little bit afraid of, to be frank.
And yes of course it's all fantastic and sexy as hell, but whoooo, maaaaaan. She is annnngry.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 26, 2012, 02:04:41 PM
This is incredibly awesome and I've tranced out to it many times in the past few weeks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1T3TxeWrN8&list=FLe1PqsntKz-sU8MaTsm0vWw&index=2&feature=plpp_video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1T3TxeWrN8&list=FLe1PqsntKz-sU8MaTsm0vWw&index=2&feature=plpp_video)

The comments are also far better than the standard YouTube comments.

:rollin:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on July 26, 2012, 02:05:26 PM
I'm listening to Raven right now.  It's all Min's fault.
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Post by: SMJW on July 28, 2012, 08:20:17 AM
Jessie Mae Hemphill - She Wolf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCZZ4XVbgX4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCZZ4XVbgX4)
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Post by: mo on July 28, 2012, 09:26:37 AM
Streamline Train (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0omeWDbFQ)  :thumbsup:
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Post by: mo on July 28, 2012, 01:23:01 PM
Just heard this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ak3WZ-jEVQ) on the radio:

Quote
How to make a homemade mummy:
Get a corpse, get gauze, get comfy
Shampoo and disinfect dead fluffy
For the hallowed excavation of his x-marked tummy
Stem to stern, the butter cutter b-lines well
Tongues butterfly the unzipped feline shell
We'll be escorting vital organs of the precious kitten hearts
Into the privacy of separate pickle jars
Or mayonnaise or jelly pick a card
Shit, pick a part and scissor
Stomach, lung, intestine or liver
In a world of sanitizers and preservatives forever
Brain exterminated through the whiskers *kiss & blow*
Ditched, I blank NY alone
We usher in the salts that call the husk home
Might embalm and stiffen and rid the fawn of all his liquids
Slather it in beeswax, wrap it up in ribbons
Limb by limb, by tail by ear by chin
Within the hereafter I hereby win
I hope you vow to meow another day and never
Decompose, by the way before we seal these molds
The shorten version goes...

Take the brain out, keep the heart in
Take the brain out, keep the heart in
Paper plate rounds, peak your harvest
Take the brain out...

Gadzooks, punk's dead, last good gut wrenched
Antennae sam cook, black book pushead
Cat skulls stacked to the black hole sunset
Olive on a toothpick, Dagwood Bumstead
Tagged-hoof hatchery, matter amass naturally
Bad wolf, dash for the last rook castling
Blue ox, red plaid bass pro flannel king
Hasbro crown, sour apple Abba-Zabba teeth
In poorly taken pictures antiquating on his mantlepiece
Before we only spoke in letters cut from magazines
Folk broke bear claws over gross coffee
Not as milquestoast men, as los muertos walking
Ergo the scarecrow in rare barley
Squared-off harpy to armchair: say a prayer for me
I feel that mystifying times have gotten ugly
I also feel that you could learn a lot from a mummy

I know nothing about this guy, but according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesop_Rock), he has the words "Must Not Sleep...", tattooed on his left arm, and the right arm has "Must Warn Others." He gets points in my book for that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on July 28, 2012, 07:53:28 PM
Streamline Train (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0omeWDbFQ)  :thumbsup:

 :love: :detta: :D
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Post by: SMJW on July 30, 2012, 07:09:35 PM
Fraction - Moon Blood
http://youtu.be/cfU7NWez4Jw (http://youtu.be/cfU7NWez4Jw)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on August 01, 2012, 05:06:28 PM
The Skabbs - Idle Threat
http://youtu.be/lu3Lqkhq0BQ (http://youtu.be/lu3Lqkhq0BQ)

Reissue came out this year.  Jammed it until my ears bled, put it away for a little bit, now jamming it until my ears bleed again.  This whole album is great.
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Post by: flipper on August 02, 2012, 05:00:09 PM
Nice!  :jam:
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Post by: random axe on August 14, 2012, 11:29:20 AM
College radio DJ said something about how something was "the big new sound, I guess", and then he played this song, and I was like "What is this?  It sounds like a KBC Band song from 1983."

"Runaway", by The Killers.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on August 14, 2012, 05:16:24 PM
College radio DJ said something about how something was "the big new sound, I guess", and then he played this song, and I was like "What is this?  It sounds like a KBC Band song from 1983."

"Runaway", by The Killers.

I heard that today too. The DJ mentioned that, in an interview, the band said that the sound they were going for was classic Springsteen. So 1983 is about right, eh?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 14, 2012, 05:47:04 PM
Wow -- your DJs are so much more with it than ours.  :lol:

It does sound more KBC (or something) than Springsteen, but they definitely hit the era.  If that's what they were going for, I am way impressed.

Now I want them to do an In The Style Of album.  They can do an ELO-like song, a Rick Springfield-like song, a Cars-like song.  GET UP TO THE CHALLENGE.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: vox8 on August 14, 2012, 09:16:35 PM
Wow -- your DJs are so much more with it than ours.  :lol:

Well, I do live in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the US.

And you live in .... Lansing?
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Post by: Hedaira on August 14, 2012, 11:43:53 PM
Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. Get some aloe gel 'coz you just got burned.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 15, 2012, 12:23:56 AM
Ergh, nooo nooo no. Classic Springsteen is all 1980 and before.

:nerd:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 15, 2012, 01:16:29 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 15, 2012, 06:30:34 PM
Classic, schmassic.  Close enough.

This was an MSU radio DJ.  Granted, college student, but they're supposed to be plugged into what's happening, or something.  You know.  Whatever.
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Post by: flipper on August 15, 2012, 07:45:23 PM
OK, one of the videos that I'm an extra in debuted today!  The song is Life Is Excellent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqmRdp11DlI) by Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits (http://bobbyjoeebola.com/).  I'm the riot cop in the short sleeved shirt.  I dance with a vato, beat up on protesters, and get vaporized into candy.

It was directed by a hilarious San Francisco stand up comedian Alex Koll (http://alexkoll.com/).

For the debut it got a nice write-up in Huffpo  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-webster/exclusive-video-premiere-satire_b_1743747.html).

Check it out!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 15, 2012, 07:47:37 PM
Wow, that is one fabulous review. Fantastic!

But man, you're getting typecast, :flipper: You're always playing The Man.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 15, 2012, 07:58:42 PM
Yep.  I couldn't make it to the time is crawling video shoot or the sweet shit of christ shoot.  In either of those, I would have definitely not been the Man.
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Post by: mo on August 15, 2012, 08:52:11 PM
 :lol: :clap:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: SMJW on August 16, 2012, 09:20:46 AM
 :detta: I always knew you were made of candy.
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Post by: SMJW on August 16, 2012, 09:23:38 AM
Mark Lanegan - Wedding Dress
http://youtu.be/t19mc5NJffw
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on August 16, 2012, 04:06:43 PM
Quote
the sweet shit of christ chute

:trance:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 16, 2012, 05:08:37 PM
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the sweet shit of christ chute

:trance:

:galm:
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 17, 2012, 07:17:57 PM
I found a playlist for some of the stuff I've been listening to lately, so now I kinda know what's what. I've been liking a lot more of what I've been hearing lately - lots of retro stuff out there now.

Deep Time - Clouds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAA5yzJJ5KI)

Yellow Fever - Bermuda Triangle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0IEq7Uh5Bk)

XXYYXX - Fields (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3JNlHQ-hj8)

Ty Segall Band - Muscle Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7I-Rxgyj60)

Lawrence Arabia - The Listening Times  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs_H78m2KxI)

Apollo Cobra - Motherland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45W5l3m1tjo)

Oddisee  featuring Olivier Daysoul - You Know Who You Are (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgopVOg2ifk)

Mati Zundel - Señor Montecostes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbUfQpF3PFA)

You've got to at least watch the last one - zydeco seizurebots.
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Post by: flipper on August 17, 2012, 07:37:57 PM
Nice!  Gods Eye seizure bots!
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 17, 2012, 07:50:24 PM
Wow.

I am out of touch. So, in this list, which names are the song names and which are the band names?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on August 18, 2012, 05:54:46 AM
 :lol: Don't feel like that - First Post is probably the only person here that's heard of any of these bands, and he's probably only heard of 2-3 at the most. These are from the local college radio station play list. This is the only station I really listen to, and they play like 5-7 songs in a row before they say what they just played, and most of the time it's indiscernible if you're even able to figure out which song is which.

I made sure to be consistent, because it can be hard to tell on most of them. The name of the artist is first, name of the song second. These are all new releases, mostly in the last couple of months. Obscure stuff too - if you look at the number of views on these, it can be in the low hundreds. I feel sad for some of these artists. There's some really good talent that will never have a chance.

On the other hand, I had to wade through a lot of really lame stuff to find these few. I don't know what all kind of electronic devices are being used now, but there are many bands, maybe you could even say most bands, where nobody plays an instrument. I'm not opposed to that, if you're good, but there's a lot out there that are not. Tracks will start off, "boom tish, boom tish", then I'll skip forward a minute or so, and it will still be "boom tish..."  :rolleyes: Lots of hipster crap that sounds like they're hoping to get into a car commercial.

Retro is covering a lot more territory now - up into the 90's. There's quite a few decent garage bands playing '60-'70ish style stuff that I considered linking, but a lot of the songs are longer than they should be. 2-3 minutes is enough, Duane.

Anyway, so most of these tunes are either artists or individual songs that I've been hearing and I say to myself, "Oooo, I like that", except for that last one, which is something I discovered going through the list.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 18, 2012, 10:25:15 AM
:detta:

That is the awesomestest thing about the Internet - all these local college radio bands can be listened to now. And who knows, you may like some of them! :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on August 21, 2012, 08:15:40 PM
I'm listening to Hanson Brothers (Nomeansno's alter-ego hockey/Ramones tribute band).  This album cover has to be one of the best evar!

My Game (http://www.amazon.com/My-Game/dp/B001PM8HOI/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_3)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 07, 2012, 08:45:26 PM
Cate Le Bon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBDvyiwWSFU)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 07, 2012, 09:39:36 PM
Whoa. She's not Simon and Yasmeen's daughter, is she?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 08, 2012, 08:24:03 AM
Heh. No, I wondered the same thing. Although her dad did teach her to play:

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“My Dad was completely into music… he always wanted a son but mum just kept giving him girls, so I think he decided that I was maybe the more tomboyish of all of us, so he would teach me just guitar chord sequences so that he could plug in his electric and just jam over what I was playing, which was great for a while until you’re like ‘Dad, can you teach me something new?’” she adopts a low, gruff voice, “‘No! Keep playing!’” she laughs.
source (http://www.einsteinmusicjournal.co.nz/2010/06/07/cate-le-bon-interview/)

I think she's awesome. I would say underrated, but I think under-appreciated is more appropriate in this case.
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Post by: random axe on September 10, 2012, 07:03:41 PM
Finally saw the Gangnam Style video.  It's actually pretty good.  I was amused and pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 14, 2012, 10:07:29 AM
Bill Bailey playing Enter Sandman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=98xNx87hRbU)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: slippy on September 14, 2012, 10:36:33 AM
Bill Bailey playing Enter Sandman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=98xNx87hRbU)

 :thumbsup:

Love that clip. His "guidecto the orchestra" was pretty good, too.

Docteur......Qui?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 14, 2012, 02:39:58 PM
Big Boys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Boys) today.  I've gone through all the backlog of podcasts.  I've listened to all the new music I've ripped.  Went to the artist section on the iPod and landed on Big Boys.  Second time through their discography and loving it.   It's been too long.

For a sampling check youtubes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6Xy6h5bdk&feature=list_other&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9ATR1efOxZ9Q5VlA-h6N_t5)

The stuff still is incredible 30 years later.
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Post by: random axe on September 14, 2012, 06:47:24 PM
Speaking of 30 years later, I was listening to my Big Country cassette in the car today.  Still sounds fresh and catchy to me. 

Although the tape has gotten kind of muddy-sounding.  Go figure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: mo on September 15, 2012, 07:29:25 AM
Big Boys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Boys) today.  I've gone through all the backlog of podcasts.  I've listened to all the new music I've ripped.  Went to the artist section on the iPod and landed on Big Boys.  Second time through their discography and loving it.   It's been too long.

For a sampling check youtubes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6Xy6h5bdk&feature=list_other&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9ATR1efOxZ9Q5VlA-h6N_t5)

The stuff still is incredible 30 years later.

I'm not familiar with them by name, but after listening to a few of the tunes in that playlist, I recognized Sound on Sound and We Got Your Money. I'm really puzzled as to why I don't know this band  :redface:

Big Country sounds really dated to me, because it's tied to certain sweet 80's memories.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: random axe on September 15, 2012, 07:38:28 AM
Actually, yeah, that is a frequent problem with only have a tape player in the car.  I listen to the same music I listened to as a teenager, and it's like bathing in nostalgia.  Very distracting, at best.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: flipper on September 17, 2012, 01:27:02 PM
Big Boys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Boys) today.  I