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Tenniscoats: Papa’s Ear & Tan-Tan-Therapy

Tape: Luminarium & Revelutiones

HÄPNA rules!

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Some time back in this thread, I've already described my musical tastes at length. Here, I'll just briefly mention that I've directed my attention again towards what was perhaps my favorite of the Manos Hadjidakis compositions sung by Nana Mouskouri (it was also sung by Aliki Vougiouklaki (Αλίκη Βουγιουκλάκη) who performed it originally in a movie from 1960 and Harry Belafonte): Mes s'afti ti varka (or Mes tin varka)... Μες σ'αυτήν τη βάρκα.

In fact, Anna Vissi, who sang "Min ton rotas ton ourano" (the original song on which All Alone Am I was based) at the Love Radio concert, also sang this one, at the "Unplugged" concert in Cyprus.

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The latest strangeness from Ane Brun.

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I'll be quite frank here, I thought for sure that someone would have mentioned Justin Bieber in the course of this thread.

Thankfully there is still hope for typographers.

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Brett, you realise you just did it, right? ;-)

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I'd far sooner mention Morning Musume or the sub-group Mini Moni. http://Telephone! Ring! Ring! Ring! Bubblegum pop indeed.

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http://Finlandia. Yes, that one, by Jean Sibelius. Ware: You gotta either play this one loud or feed the audio through an AVC.

Edit: Fuhgedaboutit. This clip has been deleted. It is pining for the fjords. It wouldn't VOOM if you put a million FLOPS through it. It is an ex-video.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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’.

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No, I’ve let my subscription lapse.
But thanks, that’s really interesting!

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I would agree with most of it.
The thing that struck me most about Ziggy was its conception of live performance.
At the time, you’d go to a concert by the Who or Zeppelin and the set would be really long with a bunch of scruffy individuals wandering round the stage and jamming extended versions of their album tracks. The Dead at Glastonbury doing a 20 minute Dark Star. But Ziggy was different—the band were in matching outfits on a large empty stage, and they played the songs just like the record, 3 or 4 minutes each, while moving around in choreography. That, and the self-referentiality, it was quite a shock.

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Seeing as we have a handful of audiophiles on this forum, it would be interesting some time to see what sound gear we are "rocking".

Sigur Ros has been quite good to me lately, and with the release of their new album today, my only assumption is that it shall not disappoint.

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

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Getting ready for the Stones’ Golden Jubilee, celebrating their first performance, July 12, 1962. Yes, we will be having a noisy party!

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Were it Slade, you could probably feel the noize as well.

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Noddy quit the band twenty years ago, so not much chance of a jubilee there. Reunions not quite in the same class…

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Have just listened to Comus - First Utterance. I get the feeling it's being hyped quite a bit lately, a friend recommended it, and it sure is great.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJp0rr54OU0

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At least that explains what I've been wondering about for a long time – whatever happened to Slade.

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Nick, that's going to be a blast!! Sure you will survive it?? The Stones haven't been the same since Wyman's bass groove left in '92 - and my favorite Stone's band of all times was with Mick Taylor!!!

Right now I'm just listening to some of Adele's music and my latest crush, Rita Ora...

n.

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Sure you will survive it??

Yeah, but I intend to get wasted!
Will be digging out the vinyl.

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http:// – Dunno which is cooler, the showmanship or the actual playing. Seemed to me from the comments that some folk found it a bit too… well… revolutionary.

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Hennyway, @Nick, there is a reasonable cover of "Sympathy For The Devil" at http://www.simnet.is/hljomsveitinlogar/mp3/mp3.htm

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Les Baxter

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@Té, Oasis did a nice job covering of the Stone's Street Fighting Man ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk1CLm0FsuM&feature=artist

n.

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...and speaking of my all time favorite band, check this Stone's video while it's still up ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MMgPbt9jhw&feature=related

...Worried About You.

n.

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If you fancy something different, here is a full list of what I am listening to:-

http://www.gentleapocalypse.com/2011/01/gentle-apocalypse-recommends-son...

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@5star – Talking of covers… Nutt'n as odd as hearing Metallica cover Whiskey In The Jar. I swear to all that is, I had to check and double-check and triple-check to be sure it wasn't Thin Lizzy.

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Emil Gilels, Beethoven, 1957:
http://typophile.com/node/93823

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Night time music from 23:23 (that's Delay Trees' Rami Vierula's solo project)
http://2323music.bandcamp.com/album/softest-wave-etc

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Concerto a Cinque op9n9 by Tomaso Albinoni off the Hallgrímskirkja H002 CD.

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People Under The Stairs (PUTS) ...all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbHWJrtH_3U&feature=related

n.

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Visions de l'amen by Olivier Messiaen. One of the greatest modern composers if you ask me.

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Puscifer – Conditions Of My Parole

Broken Bells – Self-titled

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Iggy Pop: Après
(nice new stuff: Iggy sings chansons in French)

... and music from Haiti:
Toto Bissainthe: chante Haiti
Boukman Eksperyans: Libete
Boukman Eksperyans: Revolisyon

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Listening to Freddy Kempf – J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
& a playlist on CBC Music.

And now for something that’s not completely unrelated … a typo-musical Twitter trend for you amusement: #typobands

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U2 - Achtung Baby.

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One of the greatest modern composers if you ask me.

Agreed. Vingt Regards is my favorite of Messaien’s works.
I once attended a performance of Quatuor pour la fin de temps in a church—the end was awesome, as the last violin note faded away.

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The Dark Royal-Hued Lord's Instrument Of Immortality.

R.I.P. Jon Lord.

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R.I.P. Jon Lord - your amazing keyboard grooves will live for ever!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6x8GGXrCFQ

Lazy...

n.

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The opening concert of The Proms.

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"The Art of the Finnish Kantele" (EUCD 1342)

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"The Best of Classic Rock" (who'da thot ya could headbang to a symphonic orchestra uv alla dings?)

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"Get Yer Boots On - The Best of Slade" Slade ROCKS!

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Green Day ...all.

Wake Me Up When September Ends
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHa16644e-k&feature=player_embedded

...20 years has gone so fast.

n.

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A "Thunderstruck" cover on a live-on-radio rock concert from the Fish Meal Factory in Borgarfjörður, E-Iceland, while watching streetlights cut conical patterns through the fog.

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A radio show on Marel Blues Project, a blues band composed of Marel employees. Mebbe not the Bluesbreakers, but listenable all the same.

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VoA's African Service on 15,580MHz.