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It's well known (perhaps not so much these days) that when socks exit our world via the dryer vent, some socks enter into a kind of 'holding station' (sort of like a border crossing detainment room) depending on what acoustical properties they carry with them.

It seems to me that a tuneless gamalong symphony would be of great benefit.

Currently I'm listening to Moby...

Graciosa (Any Given Sunday)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbBxSNqwgOU&feature=BFa&list=AL94UKMTqg-9...

n.

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The most recent playlist dominators:
Vampire Weekend
The Thermals
The Apples in Stereo
The Frames
The Roots
Kings of Leon
Wilco
Beck
Soul Coughing
M.I.A.
Perpetual Groove
Paul Simon
Wu Tang Clan
Johnathan Rice
Slightly Stoopid
Brother Ali
Seu Jorge

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There was no place for ð and few here understand føroyskt.

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just coming home from my holidays i heard about will powers' death and came here to look up what he used to be listening to. i never got to know him face to face but am amazed by what people are telling about him. it deeply moved me to be able to read his postings about his music. and his last post is a really good joke: ›tinnitus‹.

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Gorecki — Symphony Number 3. And Webern — who seems very NOW!

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Soulful Deep House...

Any househeads here?

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Polysics was amazing! I love the hot chick on the keyboard.

Though I wish people would take showers before sweating in public!!

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just discovered jack johnson, quite nice.

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The sounds emanating from the iPod earphones of the colleague sitting next to me. Wish I wasn't though. She must have that up waaay too loud.

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Ever since I chose to block pop-ups, my toaster's stopped working.

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Sorry, I meant œðel!

hhp

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The only thing about music that is good is playing it. Of course that is an extremely biased opinion…

I feel the same way about design.

pbc

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Ry Cooder: Pull up some dust and sit down
Ry Cooder: Chávez Ravine
Ry Cooder: I, Flathead

Billy Childish: The genius of Billy Childish with Thee Milkshakes and Thee Headcoats

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Marc Bolan and T-Rex!

Get it on...

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Gus Gus- Northern Lights!!!

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BWV 248

(Yes I know, it’s a bit early for that …)

FEB

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Between the Buried and Me - Colors

Chase Langdon

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Got the new Robert Wyatt, comicopera, which is very solid. Thought I would share this as I've never seen type on the surface of a record.

Mr. Wyatt explores some more traditional forms on this one, including some latin tunes. I hope this guy lives forever.

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Tonight, the Be Good Tanyas' first two albums

[Just in case anyone was thinking that I only ever listen to mediaeval choral and 20th century orchestral music.]

Yesterday, James Macmillan's percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel. Really loud. I've got the Evelyn Glennie recording too, but prefer the Colin Currie performance even though the recording quality isn't as good. Still, Glennie is a remarkable musician, despite being profoundly deaf since the age of twelve.

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I
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CHRISTMAS
SONGS

Which is what I'm listening to now...I swear I'm about to go Crazy Kitten if they keep this up.

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Planxty, Martin Hayes, Bothy Band, Dolores Keane, Fleet Foxes, John Legend and Sigur Ros

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Devils and Dust was a fine album. Black Cowboys is an impressive piece of modern balladeering.
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I'm listening to the Old Crow Medicine Show. How have I only just discovered this band?

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It is indeed totally muscular. Raw farm California take on the whole thing. Know the HP Lovecraft and haven't listened to it for ages. I'm sure it is quite dated. The other Pink Floyd that is outstanding are the live cuts from Ummagumma. Love it. Also the first four Grateful Dead albums are quite good but maybe the best is the first Quicksilver Messenger Service LP.

If you want to hear a really screwed up take that was actually made because they hated the hippies, the first Alice Cooper is more psychedelic than almost anything. Drunken anger from Phoenix Arizona mixed with a love for show tunes.

I saw Blue Cheer twice, once with the original lineup, and then with the next guitarist, who was a much better guitar player but the band wasn't nearly as good. They also played on the Steve Allen show back in the day - you can probably find the clip on YouTube.

pbc

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Always listen to Nina. Love the Nina.

SAW the Nina! Her voice was shot but what a presence!

Tamye - check out Sharon Jones and the DAP Kings if you like Winehouse. Jones is the real deal. She is a 53 yr old former corrections officer from NJ, who lent her band to Winehouse for her American tour. She channels Aretha. Amazing.

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The incessant buzzing of a rather large fly in the window above my workspace.

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There’s nothing quite like the sound of myriad acres of quiet.

I never was in the painted desert, but real silence is indeed something, that most citizens don’t know. Probably the painted desert is not totally silent, but quiet enough, only filled by noises, that point out the silence.

There are these mind-blowing salt water tanks. I have read the first time about them in a book by Stanisław Lem. The name of the story is the conditional reflex, as far as I remember. In the absence of stimuli you seem to loose orientation and your mind is filling the space, that normally is filled by the environment.

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Just now I am hearing Kaly. The name of the album is Electric Kool Aid.

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John Lee Hooker is cool indeed

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A bit of disco: http://I Can’t Stand The Rain with Eruption.

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William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops

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Lutoslawski's "String Quartet," played by the Kronos Quartet.

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For me, Christmas is all about nostalgia, so every year I dig out the Christmas vinyl.

First on deck:
Phil Spector's Christmas Album--Props to Phil for keeping the spoken intro in "White Christmas".

Also kinda kitschy:
A Liberace Christmas--As good an excuse as any for Lee to use the top octave!
Doris Day: Here Comes Santa Claus --makes me feel like a five-year old in a world with no cares.
Gene Autry: He'll be Coming Down the Chimney--"Yes by Gosh by Jimminy, he'll be coming down the chimney", a lyrical gem, and love the sound effects!

On the serious side:
A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in Kings College Chapel Cambridge (1954)--Awesome old-school aristocratic accent of Sir John Sheppard, reading the lessons, and the schoolboy choristers are quite angelic.

Music for the Feast of Christmas (Ely Cathedral, c.1960)--A lot of really old tunes, 15th-17th century, with, for some reason, Messaien's "Les Anges".

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I go to church at Christmas for the carols. Bit of a cheat, as I'm not religious.

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@Dennis

An easy way to get up to speed on what all the kids are listening to non-ironically these days is to stream a college radio station for a couple of days. My alma mater's station is fairly decent. They regularly play about half the stuff on Katherine's awesome list.

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Planningtorock

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Currently rediscovering "The Downward Spiral" by NIN... a few weeks ago I attended their last concert in Europe... and felt it was time to get all their cds from the shelves and play them again...

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I love the Strokes. Don't like The White Stripes.

I love Deftones. Volumes, Toro Y Moi, Periphery, The Ghost Inside, Data Romance, Purity Ring, Mew and many many many many more..

Right now I'm listening to Periphery's Have a Blast. Before that was Heart in Hand.

And oh,I just joined here, hi.

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I have a strong Texas accent. I thought people were kidding when they asked if I was from Australia. I'm so used to being kidded about my accent.

I put Jolie Holland's name in Pandora and got some great music to listen to. Thanks, Eric.

Sharon

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Resurrecting threads is fun!

I have been listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective's new album, on repeat for three dsys now. It's like a concentrated dose of serotonin administered through headphones.

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Various Ensemble Organum recordings in rotation. Not only stunning, powerful vocal performances, but the kind of musicological archaeology that makes you question what you think you know about the history of western music.

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Anyone ever listen to Priory? Their debut album was a pleasant surprise for me. I highly recommend it.

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BWV 578 while snacking on popcorn and a coke.

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Mostly I'm listening to dublab because it really adds up to my working-day and listening experience. I even donated a experimental typeface to their fund-racer which is still on till 19. November 10 AM PST (19.00 Middle European Time). protondrive

If you donate more than 50$ you will get a price-package including this typeface, an exclusive mix-cd by dublab-dj Jummy Tamborello (Dntel, Postal Service, James Figurine), and a lot of downloads.

I hope this advertising was not to rude!

And it will come even with a folder of sound-files:

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Outer Space Suite - Bernard Herrmann (a shame it is not very long)

Also audiobooks (are they allowed?):

Walden - Henry David Thoreau (from Librivox)
1000 Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell

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SAW the Nina! Her voice was shot but what a presence!

Where? Was it in France?

It is something to see a great off their prime. Sometimes it can be even more sweet. Nina is some sort of force to me more than a voice. And her over-the-top playing is so crazy. Too bad we ran her out of the states, but I totally understand.

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@Satyagraha
@nina

I've been listening to these recently:

  1. The Eels new album End Times is fabulous.
  2. Jonsi of Sigur Ros is coming out with a new solo album. I have about half of the tracks already (legally) and the set is good.
  3. Live versions of Bon Iver (Get the podcasts from NPR in iTunes.)
  4. Live versions of Beruit (available at Archive.org

My Last.FM page

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Pink Floyd

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Quick Crew — China Concept 2013 (02:06). More of a cool dance video with an interesting back track, but I do quite like it right now. Fifty bucks says 5star does too…

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The noisiest party the Queen has ever the seen, aka the Diamond Jubilee Concert.

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Beethoven's Ninth by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic in 1962-63. They were playing for their freedom, they were playing for everyone's freedom. If you need to buy all the Beethoven symphonies like I did, I cannot recommend a better reading. The Ninth is beyond words.

pbc