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Post by piston » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:03 pm

The ever totally amazing Macy Gray
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Post by BWV 1080 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm

been listening to the great German technical death metal band Necrophagist

the musicianship is great and love all the diminished harmonies along with the lilting vocals


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Post by piston » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:42 pm

Mix Africa, France, and America and you get the bilingual, multicultural, artistry of Melissa N'Konda:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21NYo61E3M4
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Post by Seán » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:42 pm

On the TT:

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Post by piston » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:25 pm

Bruno Mars (aka, Peter Gene Hernandez), born and raised in Hawaii , Locked out of Heaven:
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Post by Wallingford » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:26 pm

THis weekend and next, I'll be hearing, out of morbid curiosity, veteran deejay Casey Kasem's yuletide edition of American Top 40 (which by now has been emaciated to Top 10), in which "the 60 greatest Christmas hits of all time" are presented, with copious extras inbetween, making for a total of some 80 songs. Astonishing but not surprising, how many worthless pop Christmas songs have been penned these last three decades....ah well, I only hear this to placate the musicologist in me......
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Post by karlhenning » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:44 pm

Happy birthday to Frank Zappa!

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Post by karlhenning » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:59 pm

The Blind Boys of Alabama, “Last Month of the Year”
Miles Davis & Jn Coltrane, “Two Bass Hit”
Charles Mingus, “Boogie Stop Shuffle”
Count Basie, “Flight of the Foo Birds”

Cheers,
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Post by Mark Harwood » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:13 am

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Don't know a lot about Charles Mingus, but as a Joni Mitchell fan I find this one intriguing.
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Post by Mark Harwood » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:00 pm

Wore out the vinyl, now hearing this in its glory.

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Post by piston » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:15 pm

Mika Pojohla, one of Finland's most famous current composers. His jazz music is classical; his classical music is jazzy.
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Post by piston » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:55 pm

The "titanic" force of flamenco music, Paco de Lucia and his band, in a youtube video downloaded less than two years ago, with over half a million views and 428 comments:
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Post by Mark Harwood » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:08 pm

I've recently binged on Jefferson Airplane and Yes, also Trout Mask Replica.
Perhaps there's not a lot there to interest a Classical music listener.
But now I'm immersed in Joni Mitchell's recordings. Many of them show evidence of genius. She's also one of those artists whose output adds up to a larger narrative. This is a long way beyond the usual craft of song-making. Smarter folks than me will find plenty to chew on if they choose to investigate her early-1970s albums.
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Post by Wallingford » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:25 pm

Finally heard for the very first time, John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band LP.
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
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Post by SONNET CLV » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:35 pm

I've been working my way through the box sets issued as "The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note" of which I've picked up twenty-two to date. The series is stunning, especially if one has a penchant for avant-garde jazz; I find the "remastered" recordings sound vivid and I've not encountered a weak moment sonically. Still, much of this is acquired taste. I acquired the taste from earlier having heard the three Black Saint/Soul Note "Critics' Pick Sampler" discs. What I was sampling today was the album Vertical Form VI from the 9 disc GEORGE RUSSELL collection, BSX 1005. Glorious stuff!

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Though I'm known to most as "a classical guy", I have long treasured experimental music and the avant-garde, whether from the classical ("serious"), jazz, or rock/pop fields. There's a lot of "freaky" music on my record/CD/tape shelves, and I love it all.

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Post by Wallingford » Thu May 15, 2014 9:40 pm

Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
--Paul Simon

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Post by karlhenning » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:27 am

This week, my daily obsession has been an evening's listen to The Black Saint & the Sinner Lady.

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Post by piston » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:59 pm

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From the mundane to the diverse and everything betwixt...

Post by Kate_C. » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:14 am

The prior post regarding BB King, albeit it temporally remote, provides a providential nexus with my bump (resurrection) of this thread...yet bear with me!

Fascinating, but a 5 month void seems excessive for even a CM site! In November 2013, following nearly 2 years of exclusive Grateful Dead patronage and while amassing almost the entirety of their commercial catalogue (it's huge, by the way), as well as scores of favored SBD and dozens of otherwise exclusive AUD recordings, I began a search for music of the compositional and executional complexity to rival the profound satisfaction yielded by the GD's quantum approach.

Funny, I guess this is by way of personal introduction to y'all. Anyhow, I'd an 8th grade Lit prof who declared that Shakespeare and Classical Music were largely wasted on anyone under 30....this message reverberated with me, but it wasn't until I was on the doorstep of my 3rd decade incarnate that I gave practice to these sanguine words. Indeed, if the Dead's prodigious live performance history (i.e., 2,300+ shows) is an ocean of artistic discovery, then the library of Classical interpretations is a veritable cosmos! Yikes.

Jeez, how did I get here? Lord, this really is the wrong thread...but much of my trouble communicating with others is often grounded in the complexity and diversity, yet subjectively perceived connectivety, of my internal thoughts. So, the Dead opened the door to Classical, which led to the realization that, by and large - for my tastes, at least, any music worth listening to, is worth hearing live.

To jump any number of discoveries from Canned Heat to Ten Years After, Zep, and Floyd let me address my latest nonClassical obsession (and in so doing, harmonize my post with the current thread): The Rolling Stones. I recollect purchasing vinyl copies of "Sticky Fingers" and "Goat's Head Soup" at a yard sale when in college, but never gave Mick-n-Company much thought aside from occasional listens thereof. Recently, my predatory appetite for vintage LIVE rock-n-rolla grew restless and I began checking out stage performances by the RS; Wow! Within the last couple weeks I've snapped up the deluxe release of Ya-Yas, The Brussels Affair, and Live '75 (LA Forum), which grip me in a way that the studio releases haven't.

This isn't anything new, as "Celebration Day", then a domino sequence of bootlegs beginning with "Destroyer", brought me around to the greatness of Zep, as did the recent spate of Doors's releases (Felt Forum, Detroit, Boston, Vancouver, Hollywood Bowl) open my eyes to their epic historical stature.

Okay, while sludging through the ice, snow, and mud over the last few day's worth of trail runs, here's what I've been listening to on the Ipod:

"board quota reached" again?!

Ah well: http://johannasvisions.com/wp-content/u ... y_1975.jpg

http://static.musictoday.com/store/band ... CDRS02.JPG

http://www.somvinil.com.br/wp-content/u ... Affair.jpg

Okay, once again it's late and the pool beckons early...so, goodnight and, by the way, the tie-in with BB King is the live set contained on the Deluxe edition of Ya-Ya's (along with a performance by Ike-n-Tina)/peace, Kate

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Weir Everywhere

Post by Kate_C. » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:43 am

Okay, it's 0130 EST so I've likely just heard a rerun segment, but while covering some NCAAM action from last night, ESPN's Neil Everett just cited a passage from Hunter's lyrics to St. Stephen when describing a turnover and resulting basket: "one man gathers what another man spills"....just too darn cool!/peace, K

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Post by Kate_C. » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:06 am

Credit to poster Modern's clearly unintended power of suggestion in another thread that I ended up listening to - what I consider - the Pistol's quintessential release, "Spunk", on the ipod while running this afternoon. And what a miserable affair the trail continues to be with about 6 inches of wet compact snow still on the ground causing 5 miles to require the same time for completion as 7 would under normal conditions. Yet(!), with Rotten's alternatively ironic, sarcastic, sardonic, and genuinely outraged voice in my ears, the plodding effort was sustainable to finish.

Understandably, there's likely not much of an interested audience here, but the following is arguably the greatest track laid down by the genre's seminal act...just listen to the band's spiritual investiture to this version of Cook's song "No Fun" - by the end Rotten's voice is flayed and I share what must be his physical and emotional exhaustion after this epic rendition.



Moreover, "Spunk" documents the preeminent performance what's almost indisputably the Pistol's most famous tune, "Anarchy in the UK" (it's the first of 2 versions on the album (#6)):



peace, K

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Post by piston » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:36 pm

I'm listening to Louis Armstrong cracking the Iron Curtain, performing in East Berlin in 1965, all 1:49:46 of it, and it's fantastic! What a showman!!
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Post by piston » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:01 pm

Lennon, jr.:
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Post by piston » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:45 pm

Her world. Her right to burn the candle at both ends:

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Post by Wallingford » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:20 pm

Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
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Subsistence Fare

Post by Kate_C. » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:06 am

Of course, I'm discovering most of my favoured music retrospectively, which involves significant time exploring the social, cultural, and artistic terrain of 1966-1980ish (Big Beatles to Prime Punk via Pullulating Psychedelia and Maturing Metal); however, amongst rock's fertile epoch, I'm increasingly convinced that the utterly unique garage band; nihilistic; protopunk; bare bonz; avant garde; and Beat poetical sounds of the VU are not only an indispensable component of my library, but greater personal identity as well. Heroin, indeed. In a relatively short period I've vacuumed up pretty much the whole catalogue, with the 45th anny S.D. release of their eponymous album being the crown jewel./Sunday peace, K

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Post by Kate_C. » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:32 pm

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extraordinary run during a remarkable year, especially the second show on the ever-ominous-sounding 22nd of November ... 2nd set Halley's>Tweezer>BE Katy>Piper>Antelope // encore Bouncing>Tweezer Reprise (!) is a 73-minute wash / rinse / spin / and tumble dry cycle that'll leave your sense of hope and optimism stain-free, softened, and sweet smelling; just like yer fave Garanimals after lovingly laundered by mum.../p, K

Not very challenging, but an accessible excerpt from that lovely litany:


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Post by BWV 1080 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:48 pm

Kate_C. wrote:Of course, I'm discovering most of my favoured music retrospectively, which involves significant time exploring the social, cultural, and artistic terrain of 1966-1980ish (Big Beatles to Prime Punk via Pullulating Psychedelia and Maturing Metal); however, amongst rock's fertile epoch, I'm increasingly convinced that the utterly unique garage band; nihilistic; protopunk; bare bonz; avant garde; and Beat poetical sounds of the VU are not only an indispensable component of my library, but greater personal identity as well. Heroin, indeed. In a relatively short period I've vacuumed up pretty much the whole catalogue, with the 45th anny S.D. release of their eponymous album being the crown jewel./Sunday peace, K

[as with just about any performer[s] I find worth their salt, the true magic of the Underground transpires onstage]
Never more in evidence than in this very rare lost recording:

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Post by BWV 1080 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:13 pm

The new Sunn O))) is really good


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Post by LSAmadeus » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:27 am

Last night I discovered this. Wow what an album. It must have been mind blowing at the time of release!

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Post by LSAmadeus » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:31 am

BWV 1080 wrote:The new Sunn O))) is really good

Interesting!
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Post by Kate_C. » Wed May 10, 2017 5:48 pm

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​Virginity lost is virginity irredeemable. However, the Plangent transfer of the original Betty Board reels mastered in HD by J.Norman likely facilitate the closest thing to that 'first time' feeling for which I could have hoped after shacking up with the commonly circulated SBD copies of 5/5,7-9/77 over the last couple years.

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Post by LSAmadeus » Tue May 16, 2017 5:01 pm

BB King, the Definitive Hits. May he continue to rest in peace.
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