Depeche Mode, Tour of the Universe. Live in Barcelona.
From 0:47:00 to 0:53:30 is pure magic.
http:// — “Genetic Engineering” with Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark (or just OMD). I still think Dazzle Ships is one of the best LPs ever.
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
I haven't listened much to this, but it might possibly ease your pain:http://somafm.com/xmasinfrisko/
Jamiroquai ... all.
90s rave-flyer design never died, it just passed out on your car's winshield after partying too hard at your local night club's ladies night.
Buddy Cage, steel guitar on New Riders of the Purple Sage’ Death and Destruction (CBS Records, 1972)—channeling the spirit of an avenging angel.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnCTuKr4CEY
The Boss ...all.
Some songs (German text) on YouTube
Herr Schwers - Another Stein on the Bullenschwein (I started here.)Die Kassierer- Das Mädchen mit den drei blauen Augen Die Kassierer- Du hast geguckt Georg Kreisler - Schlagt sie tot!Georg Kreisler- Wir sind alle Terroristen (My actual favorite.)
And I love this propaganda video (What Barry Says) (English, but even if not, it is [typo]graphically well made.)
Ehren Starks — Lines Build Walls (Magnatune, Myspace)
Anything Soma-FM's "Suburbs of Goa" channel is throwing at me.
and a bit of
Always listen to Nina. Love the Nina.
I've been spinning Lee Hazlewood's Requiem of an Almost Lady. I started on Cowboy in Sweden but Requiem is very good if you like that sort of thing.
As Hiroshige points out, Dusty Groove is a great source, and I bet they still have copies.
That Amy Winehouse is really nice. I'd like to know more about how her arrangements come together.
Rowland S. Howard: Pop Crimes
What a pity that it's his last album ...
He always was so much better than Nick Cave.
My musical tastes can hardly compare in excitement to those of many people here; I am listening to such tunes as
Germany's 1968 ESC entry, composed by Horst Jankowski (of Ein Schwarzwaldfahrt fame)
A cover version of a song based on an old folk song about a farmer who lost his only cow... (not available on mobile devices)
At least that explains what I've been wondering about for a long time – whatever happened to Slade.
I'm looking forward to seeing both live soon.
Huh? Not gamelan? But that's just the most common English transliteration, and so other spellings may be acceptable (like Gayageum or Kayagum, depending on whether you use the new or old transliteration of Korean).
Ah - gamalan is how it's spelled in Bahasa Jawa.
I saw Polysics at the Glasshouse!!!!
Golly. Prince's house. Untoppable.
The best I can do is the time I helped Dave Van Ronk polish off a fifth of Jack Daniels backstage at a concert at Case Western Reserve University.
How the man could still make music after what we consumed was truly astounding. Played great, too.
I've been listening to:
Blues: Tedeschi-Trucks Band (As a slide guitar player, Derek Trucks has no peer. The man can raise the dead. His solos have, at times, brought me to tears.) As a vocalist, Derek's wife Susan Tedeschi is a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin and an accomplished blues picker on guitar to boot.
Theatre: A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd - Stephen Sondheim, music and lyrics. (Both librettos by Hugh Wheeler who, you can be sure, played a big part in supplying, uncredited, lyric ideas and song titles.) And with orchestrations by genius Jonathan Tunick - far and away the greatest orchestrator to ever work on Broadway.
(My parents started taking me to Broadway shows from the age of eight, but even still, this stuff is definitely 'acquired taste'. But what a wonderful acquisition it's been. I can't live without listening to Night Music or Sweeney at least a couple of times a year. For the uninitiated, there's Tim Burton's treatment of Sweeney as a movie with Johnny Depp, just a few years back, where one can see a terrific movie and get the characters and story line so essential to appreciating the full theatre scores. Moreso than any other theatrical songwriter I can think of, Sondheim's music and lyrics only fully come to life when you understand the larger narrative within which the songs function. Few people know that the lyric to 'Send In The Clowns' isn't just some loose theatrical metaphors pieced together - they are very specific to a character in a very specific situation within a larger narrative.)
Joni Mitchell: Joni's 'jazz period' which to me, means everything she did that had Jaco Pastorius playing fretless electric bass behind her. The studio albums 'Hejira', (Jaco plays on four of the tracks), 'Mingus', 'Don Juan's Reckless Daughter'. Also the live concert recording 'Shadows and Light', where the band includes Randy Brecker on sax, Pat Metheny on electric guitar, keyboardist Lyle May, along with Jaco on bass.
Also, my son's been playing a lot of Irish folk music around the house lately - from Pandora via iPhone piped to speakers via bluetooth. Quite infectious.
thanks to the iTunes shuffle I had this amusing playlist some weeks ago, the song names in a row almost make sense:
Nothing’s Impossible (Depeche Mode)
Straighten Out (Stranglers)
Touched By The Hand Of God (New Order)
A Touch Of Henry Moore (The Nits)
Writing To Reach You (Travis)
Rainbow Flows (Husky Rescue)
Carry Me (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Smile Like You Mean It (The Killers)
Blame It On Me (Barenaked Ladies)
What You Meant (Franz Ferdinand)
Mercy In You (Depeche Mode)
Unconditional (The Bravery)
The Seething Rain Weeps For You (Mew)
Starz In Their Eyes (Just Jack)
Coming Home (The Crash)
Aerial (Kate Bush)
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (The Smiths)
Dress Up In You (Belle & Sebastian)
Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday) (Moby)
Now My Heart Is Full (Morrissey)
System of a down - deer dance
I'd far sooner mention Morning Musume or the sub-group Mini Moni. http://Telephone! Ring! Ring! Ring! Bubblegum pop indeed.
Given my question, I thought I should include, for the record, some information I have discovered through my extensive web searches.
A Finnish band, Raggars, recorded "Ei Oo Souli", which is a cover of a song whose English title is "You Don't Own Me"... but it isn't the one written by Madara and White that Lesley Gore recorded. Instead, it is a different song that the musical group Status Quo recorded.
The "Major-General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance", for the first time ever. Of course, that means I had no blimmin idea that Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" stemmed from this.
Children Of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996
Right now... the Dentists.
That is the Finnish song my oldest son loves so much and plays incessantly "ou ee ou ee ou ee ou ee ou ee ou ee, OU-EE" at a fast rhythmic tempo.
My short list:
GOMEZ! (current fav)
The White Stipes
Vivaldi's ... The Four Seasons.
I was in the Hollywood chapter of the AYF* with Serj Tankian.
That's all I got. :-/
The Clash ...all!
Train In Vain ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Yl4ehzX-o
Police On My Back ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq_HtgGOIfE
This Is England ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsdNPwzLH_k
For Quincunx: The McGarrigle sisters!
I first heard about them through Linda Ronstadt covering some of their songs... Their albums are pretty hard to find in record stores these days... Maybe I should try online. :-)
‘On the organ of the Great or Jacobijner Church […]’
Not a ghostly performance by Homilius himself, of course.
Bob Dylan ...all.
I partied with Jeff Beck in London. Is that a thing?
Nathan Fake “The Sky Was Pink” Holden Remix
And, of course, I bought the EP in FLAC format because uncompressed audio is always best for the true love of music.
Mike Diaz :-)
Of Monsters and Men
The Piano Guys
The opening concert of The Proms.
Mass in Bb Minor
Russian State Symphony Capella
Prelude to the Ceremony of the Whirling Dervish
In honor of Good Friday.
Sinead O'Connor ...all.
I am Stretched on your Gravehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tcwlCHSdGQ
Bob Geldof ...all.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I experienced sensory deprivation once, when I had my tonsils taken out. The anaesthetic blocked all sensory inputs, so I was not in pain from the operation, but I was still able to consciously think.
As for the music I listen to,
There's pop music... ABBA, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Al Hirt, Sandie Shaw, Mary Hopkin, Lesley Gore, Brenda Lee, The Beach Boys
Easy listening... Percy Faith, Bert Kaempfert, Paul Mauriat, James Last, Frank Chacksfield, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Felix Slatkin, Walter Wanderley, Horst Jankowski, Fausto Papetti, Geoff Love, Billy May, Enoch Light, Tony Mottola, Kiri te Kanawa, Linda Ronstadt
Jazz... Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton
Folk... Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, The Seekers, Celtic Woman, Harry Belafonte, Neil Diamond, Don Messer and his Islanders, The New Christy Minstrels
Broadway (and also West End)... Elaine Page, Sarah Brightman
Soundtracks... Star Wars, Superman, Flashdance, Silent Running
Electronic... Gershon Kingsley, Hot Butter
Other... Leroy Anderson, Olivia Newton-John, Animusic, Nana Mouskouri (her early Hadjidakis material more than her later pop phase), Mason Williams, Mike Oldfield
Recently, I've been rediscovering a lot of forgotten minor one-hit-wonders in rock and roll, like the Murmaids, Merrilee Rush, Minnie Ripperton, Patience and Prudence, and some rather more successful, like Vanity Fare, Ian and Sylvia, The Three Degrees, Susan Jacks, and European artists, like Caterina Valente, Dalida, Vicky Leandros, Jeanette, France Gall, Laila Kinnunen, Pirkko Mannola, Brita Koivunen...
This is just a sampling, but I'm sure it's enough to convince many that my musical taste is execrable...
Lana del Rey.
Sometimes I listen to the radio or http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/ which is great.
But when I'm really at it, working in a flow, only Michael Nyman cuts it.
The Kiss, The Claim, Gattaca are a few of his albums I like a lot.
Most ppl know him from the music for the movie 'The Piano' and a few Greenaway movies.
Speaking of Prince, did you know he wrote Nothing Compares 2 U?
And where the heck did you find that photo 5star?
hill street soul
In honor of St. Valentine's: Beck's Sea Change
I can listen to almost anything when I am lettering or designing logos, but when I am doing actual calligraphy I need something with a hypnotic groove. Last night I just could NOT get into a project so I set the alarm for 5 AM and turned on entranced.fm on the itunes radio stream. With the right beat I can get into the flow instantly instead of banging my head against the wall.
My main playlist right now is Bombay Dub Orchestra, Gotan Project (nuevo tango),Beyman Brothers and everything and anything by Leonard Cohen (I saw him in concert last month and it was the most amazing stage performance by a musician I've seen in my life.) So "I'm Your Man" is definitely on my list. Even though they are ancient, I still find that Pat Metheni's OffRamp, Brian Eno's Thursday Afternoon or The Pearl and Keith Jarrett's Koln concert get me into a great creative space.
Look up, way up, up to the Heavens ... can you see your lucky star?
Even if you bet all that you have on that star, there ain't no way I'll ever give up my source.