If you like the Strokes, you’ll like The White Stripes even more. Happy and delicious.
Chris Garneau, The Black Keys, Death Cab for Cutie, The Rescues, Dan Mangan, Elvis, Regina Spekter, and Arcade Fire.
Holla Gerardo. Entre los cantantes latinos, me gustan muchísimo Drexler, Páez, Sosa y Viglietti. ¿Te gusta Vitor Ramil, el autor de 12 segundos?
Tallis motets. Specifically, this CD.
International Pony http://www.internationalpony.com/
Here ladies and gents, the real deal:
oldnick, you made my day!
Clint Eastwood, said "It's time for Obama to go".
Thanks steppin' up oldnick, I guess the Dems typical misrepresentation of even the simplest of matters is the most powerful hand in the world ... LOL ...sigh.
Or is it???
as the night went on
Tony Joe White
Than cleaning out an old rapidograph
got really tedious so it went a bit mellow
The trouble I have with concerts -- and I'm talking here about serious music performances, of course -- is that they almost always want to give the impression of value for money, which means that there is usually two or more pieces on the programme, depending on the overall length. And not only am I usually only interested in hearing one of the pieces, but that's usually all I can manage if I'm going to really pay attention to the music. It's tiring to really listen to something!
Elton John ...all.
Texan Love Songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RktysPeRP0
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Mehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4GGfT_8s2o&feature=related
Milanese liturgical chant. It's the feast of St Ambrose, after all.
Live Bruce from 1978
Brahms Requiem sung by one of our dear friends.
James Brown ...all.
It's A Man's Man's Worldhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKPiBeZOkxg
I've spent some time tonight at uTube listening to Feist, the lady with the quirky voice singing on the new iPod Nano commercial. Her delivery is so unusual. Sort of like Melanie mixed with a touch of Marc Bolan. I finally had to look up who was doing it. She has some other nice songs. I will probably have to buy something of hers.
I bet that commercial is a nice boost for her career. I can't be the only one checking her out.
You know you are way too old for this thread when you don't recognize the names of bands or musicians mentioned 99% of the time :-)
Done my best sensitive fonts listening to them
The latest 4am mixtape from Warren Ellis. I kind of want to crank up the Wagner, but if I turn it up enough to hear the bass I Birgit Nilsson will wake up the baby next door.
Architecture in Helsinki and Ladyhawke and Ingrid Michaelson and Stereophonics
Home-rendered MIDI version of Pachelbel's Ciacona in d minor played on a virtual pipe organ.
There’s this anecdote that Thomas Beecham was visiting with the Sibeliuses, and Jean cranked up the hi-ﬁ so loud everyone else left the house and went into the garden. He said you had to have it that loud to hear all the orchestral details. Right. Dude would have been a head-banger in a later era.
John Fahey: "The Legend of Blind Joe Death"
on an afternoon when nothin's happening, weather is too bad to bike home early, and the buses to the suburbs don't run for another few hours.
http://Reeks and the Wrecks
*edited to remove gratuitous, age-related insult*
Nick, I object to your use of the term "Oreo." Is there something intrinsically white about what Barack Obama has achieved?
As good a place as any to leave this tip:
I found a nice free song today at iTunes today called "Far Far" by Yael Naïm. She's the one who does the song playing behind the airbook commercial.
I noticed her voice has a similar quality to Feist who does the song on the recent iPod nano commercial.
Well, I'm sure you noted that the organ has a pretty wide dynamic range, at least on this track. First time around I wondered why the hymn was silent. Hence, the stated need to play it loud or ride the gain. Bells, I swear the Petri Sakari/Iceland Symphony recording has a lot less dynamic range!
Visions de l'amen by Olivier Messiaen. One of the greatest modern composers if you ask me.
William Walton: film music, and ‘A History of the English Speaking Peoples’ march (more Elgar than Elgar).
Here is a piece of music
that I feel is worth sharing. A pipe organ performance of a beautiful forgotten melody, Vic Hammett's Sambalina.
Surprisingly liking something contemporary. Must be nostalgia.
http://The Helio Sequence
also, catching up on http://The Clean.
"Inner Mounting Flame."
Trying to keep people out of my office.
And to get in a better mood for the coming day.
Just picked up the vinyl of Bowie’s 1973 album of covers from London groups 1964-67.
This slipped by me back in the day, but it’s not bad, his singing is over the top, the band solid and there’s some crazy arrangements, especially “See Emily Play”. That one kind of preﬁgures the Dukes of Stratosphear.
“Shapes of Things” is preposterous.
Laura Nyro’s Gonna Take a Miracle from a couple years earlier had the same kind of idea.
Another similar homage was GnRs The Spaghetti Incident?
No doubt lots of other artists have covered the songs they grew up on, as a package concept.
Eric, as luck would have it, when I got around to tuning into Emerson's station, They are playing Broadway show tunes.
? Or: cool. BTW, I love your profile: you fill in the blanks beautifully.
Better watch out: some folks here might think that you are as loop as me…
You can -and should- call anything what you truly believe that thing to be. The problems start when people (like... politicians) try to manipulate others by misrepresenting what they actually believe. The problems start when we believe democracy can lead to honest leaders.
Spoon, <em>Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga</em>
My list this week:Dvorak – 9th Symphony, Cello ConcertoOrff – Carmina BuranaMaria Gadú – Maria GadúBeirut – The Flying Club CupVítor Ramil – À beça, TangoMaria Bethânia – Various from '70s and '80sSmiths – Hatful of HollowJorge Drexler – 12 segundos de oscuridadUakti – Amazon Rivers (from Philip Glass)Ekseption – First albums
Cat Empire - ska-like band from australia
Nouvelle Vague - 80s covers in bossa nova style
Puscifer – Conditions Of My Parole
Broken Bells – Self-titled
Oddly enough, it's a US Air Force band named Max Impact. The tune "Follow Me" is pretty decent ear candy. Leaves me thinking of "Iko Iko".
Weather Report Live In Tokyo.
Sad news that Joe Zawinul has died.
Nick did you read the very interesting article about Bowie's music in a recent issue of the London Review of Books? I found this bit particularly interesting, and it sent me back to listen to 'Starman' more closely:
Trynka doesn’t often go into details about the music, which is perhaps just as well. In his discussion of ‘Starman’ he talks about its ‘opening minor chords’ when they’re nothing of the kind, and says that ‘the key changes from minor to major’ at the chorus. But there’s no key change, and it’s important that there isn’t: the effect Trynka’s hearing, the sense of ‘release’ and ‘climax’ he gets when the chorus kicks in, would be lost if there were. What happens is that for the first time, the melody hits the tonic; Bowie gets through 15 bars in F major without singing an F, and then on the word ‘starman’ he hits two of them, an octave apart. The octave leap is, as Trynka says, ‘an ancient Tin Pan Alley songwriter’s trick’, and the steal doesn’t stop there: the melody of the chorus is ‘lifted openly, outrageously’ from Judy Garland. Bowie privately called the song ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, and before long was singing Yip Harburg’s lyrics as well as Harold Arlen’s tune in live performances of ‘Starman’.
That Hungarian album of Venetian Snares.
Part of a playlist that is getting me through a particularly difficult day of working out OT feature code and other issues.
Spirit BauhausRub-Alcohol Blues Fiery FurnacesParadise Now (Remix) Meat Beat ManifestoLorelei Cocteau TwinsRetreat! Retreat! 65daysofstaticOne Beat Sleater-Kinney
At the moment I am not in the mood for Tommy Four Seven – it makes me nervous. But This bitter earth - On the nature of daylight is beautiful.
http://Páll Óskar – Sjáumst aftur (Pure f5g genius!)
Oh yeah. I forgot to mention to listen during the day on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday they play nothing but show tunes, a capella, kids songs, R&B, punk rock, and Jewish/Israeli music.
Quite sadly I'm listening to Róisín Murphy, Off & On.
It's stuck in my head and the only way to get it out is to listen to it… and the song name has an ampersand in it so it can't b that bad :P