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by Mark Harwood
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic Preachers of Separatism
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Islamic Preachers of Separatism

Thanks for posting that, Jack. Sara Hassan says this: "I share the imam's outrage at the way a peaceful monotheistic religion - so close to Christianity and Judaism in its essential beliefs - has been hijacked." "Peaceful"? I urge everyone who values Western culture to read the Koran and some of its...
by Mark Harwood
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who plays what?
Replies: 28
Views: 2003

Re: Who plays what?

Banjo and kazoo.
:D
by Mark Harwood
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 359668

Re: What are you listening to? World, Rock, New Age, et al.

Yes, he's an acquired taste, but I've been listening to a good deal of Barrett lately. http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:wN9C7Ea-F8XSSM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/Sydbarrett-barrett.jpg http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:xJrpunBXpAD4dM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/...
by Mark Harwood
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your center of gravity, musically!
Replies: 37
Views: 3487

Re: Your center of gravity, musically!

"I wonder: if the house were burning and I could save something from my collection, what might it be? Though nearly everything is replaceable, in some fashion or another, I would probably want to mourn my losses with the ever steady tones of old J.S. It would probably be the BRILLIANT box "The Compl...
by Mark Harwood
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your center of gravity, musically!
Replies: 37
Views: 3487

Re: Your center of gravity, musically!

Chronologically, S. L. Weiss. I enjoy my wife Carol's early vocal music, listen to Renaissance lute music, and see Baroque lute and chamber music as some kind of a peak in human achievement; after Boccherini there's not a lot for me until the later elements of the Classical guitar repertoire were de...
by Mark Harwood
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fleming (and Pink Floyd) laureates of Sweden
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: Fleming (and Pink Floyd) laureates of Sweden

Interesting to see Messrs. Mason and Waters in the same company.
by Mark Harwood
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now Celine wants to try some opera!
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Now Celine wants to try some opera!

Didn't Michael Bolton record an opera tune? That must be a thing of wonders.
by Mark Harwood
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 359668

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I just love old blues recordings. The older, the better. Blind Willie McTell is sensational. Charlie Patton and Skip James are other favorites. The label Yazoo has plenty of interesting records. The compilations "Before the blues" opened my ears to music i knew little about. "Ruckus Juice & Chitlin...
by Mark Harwood
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 359668

Re: What are you listening to? (Jazz Version)

Often, it's the trumpeter/cornettist Ken Colyer. His bands, though British, played in a particular New Orleans style, and were major players in the Revival years, the 1950s. He had his own personal sound that some folks couldn't get along with, but when he played with a band it would swing. I have a...
by Mark Harwood
Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2435219

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

"Luigi Boccherini...the more I investigate this man's music, the more I'm convinced we have here a severely underrated giant on our hands." Wallingford I couldn't agree more. The Brilliant and Naxos labels have some fine recordings of the great man's works at very cheerful prices. Yesterday's arriva...