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Are jazz labels generally RIAA members, or can I buy jazz without feeding the RIAA legal machine?

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Paul, how on earth did you manage to get invited to Prince’s home?!? Backstory please.

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That's awesome! The text & the jacket art seems to be totally NYC!!

Well worth a bit of pro amico design.

Love that ampersand!

n.

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This thread is so cool. I was so happy to see the Weather Report album posted. I am still discovering them, although I've listened to Jaco's first album for some time now.

White Stripes - 2007 - Icky Thump... vinyl version which _completely_ blows away the CD
Andy Taylor - 1987 - Thunder [2006 Expanded Remaster Promo Sample] ... short run pressing that cost me a fortune on "the Bay"
Dead Kennedys - 2004 - Live At The Deaf Club
Kazumi Watanabe - 1987 - The Spice Of Life
Killers - 2007 - Sawdust
Kylie Minogue - 2007 - X
Superdrag - 1996 - Regretfully Yours
Chicago - 1972 - V [2002 Rhino Expanded Remaster]
Kanye West - 2007 - Graduation (Don't know much about Kanye, a coworker gave me the CD to listen to)

I bought a laserdisc copy of Jimmy Buffett: Live By The Bay, albeit more for listening than watching. Not on DVD, not one stinker in the setlist, Jimmy was in his prime for a great show.

I'm trying to find a few nice compilations of violin sonatas on CD (I am open to recommendations).

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Chris Dean: [Prince]still rips on guitar (check out his solo at 3:27 covering My Guitar Gently Weeps) but seldom show-boats like this on any of his recorded work.

Thanks again for that link, although I see it has now been blocked by YouTube. Remembering it prompted me, last night, to watch the London 'Concert for George'. I have to say that Eric Clapton's more restrained solo on 'While my guitar gently weeps' moved me more than Prince's. It's always breathtaking to see a virtuoso like Prince playing at the edge of control, but Clapton managed something that stayed relevant to the song itself. To make this, barely, relevant to type, it reminds me of the difference between being impressed by display typography that draws all sorts of attention to itself independent of the content, and that feeling one gets when typography just seems to perfectly fit the text.

The other highlight of the London concert was Anoushka Shankar conducting her father's composition while Clapton impressively handled the Indian time signature.

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sup Steve eh? ... neato cooly dooly.

The Rolling Stones - GRRR! (Full Album)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=D0hLGipbN2E&NR=1

...grab a listen quick before it gets nuked off of youtube!

n.

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Murex: the originaly princely purple.

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I just put a couple of comments here that were kind of from another age.
The other day I was working and this song popped out in the radio and, actually I stop for a minute to hear this.

This, gentlemen, was a Number One Hit in 1972, I guess. No matter, this stuff is tremendously well conceived.
It had to be a latino musician, to come up with this lovely song.

Enjoy in relaxation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAmi1M2Vm0E

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Stunning.

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I have a bad case of Travis season going on at the moment.

By the way, they're type related (a font to download)
http://www.selfishjean.com/

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Fela Kuti

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Oh, the title:

JUNGLE FEVER

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Adele ...all.

Rolling In The Deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw

n.

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Ting Tings "That's Not My Name"

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Trance music...

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Sigur Ros

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Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Vampire Weekend and the Specials have been played a lot lately, both in the kitchen and near the computer.

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I just found a fabulous bootleg of a Metallica show put on in Vienna this summer, I pretty much keep it on repeat right now. Too bad their studio work isn’t remotely this good.

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junior boys: so this is goodbye {special edition}
i highly recommend this one.

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Mike - you might also like this - West African 70s funk

http://www.amazon.com/World-Psychedelic-Classics-Loves-Thing/dp/B0007NMK...

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Nice to read what you all are listening to, to listen I use [[http://www.songza.com|songza]]. Legal and easy.

From my home area I listen to [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8066268615535704680&q=mari+boin...|Mari Boine]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOt15JsLloU|Røyksopp]].

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Depeche Mode ...all!!!

A pain that I'm use to...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dth7kCdMGYg

...achieve something that rings true.

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Nina, I enjoyed last.fm for a while, but I got more than a little annoyed when they demanded money after thirty tracks. Only citizens of US, UK, Germany and Ireland can use it for free after that short trial period, apparently. It's not that this service isn't worth three Euros a month, but geographical discrimination isn't a business model I want to support. Yes, I'm a grumpy old guy.

And yes, I just listened to some clips from "Heligoland", and I thought most of them sounded mighty fine. I was never a huge fan in Massive Attack's heyday (being a Portishead-guy), but that may change.

What do you think of Eno and Burne's 2008 collaboration, by the way?

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Every day, Thelonious Monk. For 45 years, every day, Thelonious Monk.

Ever listen to [[http://www.mp3.com/albums/111512/summary.html?tag=albums;title;0&om_act=...|Herbie Nichols]]? Highly recommended.

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Classic stuff, art school eh ... funky daze?

I'm currently listening to Marilyn Manson ...

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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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Just discovered "Bon Iver" and can't stop listening to them! I even did a cover of their song "Re: Stacks" and put it on Youtube. You can check it out here, if you're interested:

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

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Ah, dunno – I don't really use last.fm for listening to their «radio», just for scrobbling, looking at charts and checking out other people's music.

Everything that happens will happen today: I was extremely excited when it came out, and then extremely disappointed. I thought the type on the cover was the most exciting thing about it by far… Maybe I should give it another try. Did you like it?

Heligoland: I find it very hard to listen to the entire album because the first track is so damn good. I like Portishead too, but not always. It's a bit further down the «always great» vs. «sometimes annoying» axis for me. :-)

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2 Unlimited: No Limit (3:46)

1993. “Techno” music was slowly becoming mainstream, “raves” were novel, and ecstasy was called E, not MDMA. Sorry hipsters, you didn’t discover anything new.

And for the love of god, please don’t try to bring back 90’s rave-flyer design as a thing.

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Christmas is La Boheme time for me with tears and spicy Indian tea cuddled on the couch with family.

ChrisL

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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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Anyone for French House?
Fred Falke, Alan Braxe, some Lifelike

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Rhapsody in Pink – a sampler with great Pink Floyd live recordings. It’s my favorite Pink Floyd CD.

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I've got a major playlist... but the last couple of songs were from Paul Brady, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Christy Moore, Van Morrison and Lou Reed.

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new brutalism-brut unison Cd

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loved seeing Coming Soon live at La Flèche d'Or in Paris over the weekend. >^D

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@ John

You don’t seem to have a neighbor who is penetrating your wall with his drilling machine. The range of human sounds is wider, but the quality average is lower in comparison to the sounds that nature produces. But I agree with you. As impressive the sounds of nature are, they are not art.

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Kind of hooked to Ray Fisher at the moment. Any Scottish people on this board might have heard of her (since they're traditional Scottish songs). Very, very good singer.

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In no particular order:

The Books
The Pinker Tones
Juana Molina
The Me & You & Everyone We Know soundtrack
every single Flight of the Conchords song over and over
Bon Iver
She & Him
Peter Bjorn and John
Pinback
Mexican Institute of Sound
Gonzales
Lavender Diamond
Pedro Infante & other old Mexican music
The Blow
The Earlies
a mind-bending amount of WFMU

oh, and American Boy by Estelle feat. Kanye West is the song of the summer.

BUT, the best discovery of all:
http://www.muxtape.com/

If any typophiles go make a muxtape, please report back..

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The night programming on BBC R. Scotland on 810kHz mediumwave (the USAnians' AM broadcast band)

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If you're looking for some earthy funk, or a rich soul sound... no better place than Dusty Groove America

http://www.dustygroove.com/

Sometimes I just go over there to get inspired by all the great, and not so great, cover art.

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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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I'm not crazy about it, but I do love most Club oriented genres. I adore Progressive House, and enjoy Tech, Latin, and Tribal House as well. Then you have Electro and Techno and Trance and whatnot. It's all great.

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Eurotrash. (Arguably the optimal genre for testing sound systems.)

hhp

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tinnitus

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Many people won't think of it as music, but...

[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGO_reB52N8]] and
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0UdPKBgNYY]] — EMD 12-567

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Nice, but very short haha. Reminds me a bit of Fennesz.

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just discovered Mark Ronson today, gotta love jazz versions of pop melodies!