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Title: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on October 15, 2010, 05:37:32 pm

Music is my favorite thing, and I'm always curious as to what people are listening to.  What are you listening to right now?  What do you like to listen to while working on a log book?

Personally, I haven't worked out what feels best, musically, while working on the log sheets, but right at this moment I'm listening to The Beatles' Revolver album.  "And Your Bird Can Sing" just now.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: sierran on October 15, 2010, 10:06:23 pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show original cast recording.  FTW.

"IN JUST SEVEN DAYS..."

...hm, was that wind force 3? or 8?

"I CAN MAKE YOU...."

...okay, that *looks* like weather codes o.f....that second one might be a q...

"A MA-A-A-AAANNNN"
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Geoff on October 15, 2010, 10:13:13 pm
Mahler #2
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Uigin on October 16, 2010, 12:07:56 am
I have a Pandora station fine tuned to Irish trad - lots of jigs and reels, and the occasional hornpipe. Currently hearing a set by Dervish...
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on October 17, 2010, 02:37:20 am

Sierran: That's hilarious!  And after all, it's just a jump to the left!

Geoff: Classical's your music of choice, usually, isn't it?  I've been listening to it a lot since we launched here.  Very conducive to concentrating and staying calm.  It's hard to get too grumpy while listening to a good piano concerto.

Uigin: Pandora's awesome for that.  I was amazed that the system knew what I meant and had great music for my request for Highlife music. 

Currently: Lida Husik - Fly Stereophonic

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Post by: Tsering on October 20, 2010, 07:08:34 pm
Handel's Opera, "Alessandro"  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: zoot horn rollo on October 20, 2010, 08:55:08 pm
Alejandro - Lady Gaga

Then onto the Trout Mask Replica album by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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Post by: marjieN on October 21, 2010, 03:24:07 pm
A bit of modern jazz today.  :) Maybe tomorrow something different ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: wekebu on November 04, 2010, 09:17:23 pm
I get too distracted by any sounds.  It's quiet.  Well, accept that the dogs are playing right now and the bird is yelling (he thinks it's 'singing').
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on November 04, 2010, 09:29:40 pm
I keep hearing the theme music to that clip of the ship pounding thru the waves that was posted somewhere here in the forum (don't remember exactly where)   ;D in my head - I'm going to try to change the "channel" to the US Navy hymn - which seems fitting to me. (Especially since here in the States, Veterans' Day is coming up on Nov. 11th.

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: zoot horn rollo on November 04, 2010, 09:46:49 pm
I'm just back from Brum Town Hall seeing and listening to Les Mystere des Voix Bulgaria. Truly wonderful folk choral music  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: cyzaki on November 04, 2010, 09:56:41 pm
I'm listening to some rubbishy sci-fi show that my flatmate has on the telly  :(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jennfurr on November 05, 2010, 12:02:46 am
my 19 month old crying because she wants to help me type, and Spongebob Squarepants "Enchanted Tiki Room" in the background.

ooh ahh ooh tiki tiki!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: fluffylovecheeks on November 06, 2010, 10:50:37 pm
"The Saturday night experience" on JazzFM
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: strangford on November 08, 2010, 01:06:45 am
Here, monitoring rather unusual transmissions our wireless man identifies as music from French (http://www.radioblagon.com/v8/poste-cassette/) and Russian (http://www.nashe.ru/online/) allies.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jdulak on December 02, 2010, 05:55:07 pm
I'm currently listening to the Henry Mancini Album from the old "Mr Lucky" TV show. The current track is something called "The March of the Cue Balls".

I Can't listen to vocals while working. I even have a hard time winning a game of FreeCell with vocals in the background. I haven't tried something in a foreign language yet. There's a PhD thesis in there somewhere.

John Dulak
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on December 02, 2010, 08:42:23 pm
Gilad Atzmon, In Loving Memory of America.  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jennfurr on December 03, 2010, 05:06:24 am
My cat snoring on my lap, and Mythbusters on the TV. 
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 03, 2010, 05:16:48 am
Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session - good blues music on PBS.
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Post by: CharlesNorrieTemp on December 03, 2010, 05:42:42 am
Normally, Through the night the BBC's classical music overnight service on R3, but they've got a soprano on, and I can't stand sopranos.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: farrelly on December 03, 2010, 08:49:37 pm
Wailin' Jennys - trying to learn the middle harmony part of The Parting Glass for an event.  http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=q4egb2gpIg4&vq=medium#t=19
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Post by: Kathy on December 03, 2010, 09:21:34 pm
nice - very nice harmony - have you looked on line for the sheet music - there are several free websites - esp. if this is folk music in the common domain -

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: strangford on December 03, 2010, 09:27:11 pm
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe as Milk

Reinterpreting "Zig Zag Wanderer" as a soundtrack for U-boat counter-maneuvers.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on December 04, 2010, 04:25:01 am

Wow, there are a lot of great things being listened to here.  Talk about diverse, too!

John: I love that album, and the follow up, Mr. Lucky Goes Latin.  Mancini, in general, was pretty great.  Do you have the Peter Gunn albums?  Beautiful, jazzy stuff.  Those, the Mr. Lucky album you've got, Hatari! and Experiment in Terror are indispensable. 

I can't actually say the name of the band that's blasting through my speakers right now, as it violates the rules about coarse language, so I'll just say the LAST song was:

Bipolarbear - Way To Venus.



Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CharlesNorrieTemp on December 04, 2010, 08:22:56 am
I thought bears had to be at the North Pole.  None I have heard of has been found at the South, and I've never heard of the experiment of transplantiong one.  Probably would be allowed today anyway.
 
OH! that sort of bipolar. 
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on December 04, 2010, 08:25:38 am
I've updated the advice about YouTube in Rules & Information.
Here is a copy.  :D

A word about YouTube
YouTube contains some great videos but does cause us some problems.
If you want to link to a YouTube video please link to the pop out window version and not the main page
as some comments and adverts on YouTube are inappropriate for this forum.
To link to YouTube safely look for the pop out icon at the bottom right of the video (it looks like two boxes, one in front of the other).
Click on that and copy the url from the pop out window. Thanks.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jdulak on December 04, 2010, 01:37:27 pm

Wow, there are a lot of great things being listened to here.  Talk about diverse, too!

John: I love that album, and the follow up, Mr. Lucky Goes Latin.  Mancini, in general, was pretty great.  Do you have the Peter Gunn albums?  Beautiful, jazzy stuff.  Those, the Mr. Lucky album you've got, Hatari! and Experiment in Terror are indispensable. 

I can't actually say the name of the band that's blasting through my speakers right now, as it violates the rules about coarse language, so I'll just say the LAST song was:

Bipolarbear - Way To Venus.

DJ_59

I DO have the origonal Peter Gunn album. I live in Pittsburgh PA USA where Henry Mancini is one of the "local boys". In fact old episodes of Peter Gunn can be seen on a local "Retro" TV channel (RTV-TV). I have not come across his "Goes Latin" album but I keep an eye out for his stuff at a local used record store ($1 per LP!!).


If you enjoy Mancini you may want to check out the work of Dave Grusin who worked with him and turns out some good stuff. He even did an entire CD of Mancini tracks a few years ago titled "Two For The Road".

John
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Veero on December 04, 2010, 02:39:37 pm
Just now  Bach Keyboard Concertors performed by Glenn Gould.  Has a brilliant effect on my mood & encourages me to keep going.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jennfurr on December 04, 2010, 02:55:59 pm
Just now  Bach Keyboard Concertors performed by Glenn Gould.  Has a brilliant effect on my mood & encourages me to keep going.

Oh I love how he plays piano!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: kin47 on December 04, 2010, 02:59:33 pm
Hello

Mainly listening to my arteries harden.  Didn't realise after all this time, I would still be on my first ship, and on the second run through, 1900 entries appearing since the first run completion.

I do dearly love Handel and Beethoven.  I helps me keep my pace.

All best

don
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: h.kohler on December 04, 2010, 10:42:39 pm
I mainly listen to Loreena McKennit while transcribing and sometimes also to some of the Tchaikovsky symphonies conducted by Ricardo Mutti.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: badskittler on December 06, 2010, 10:20:06 am
I have BBC News 24 on the television. I can ignore it and transcribe when it is yet another loop of repeats and stop transcription and listen when something actually new comes on.

Badskittler
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: David on December 06, 2010, 08:56:18 pm
Many thanks for the link to the French station. Now on my favourites list.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jdulak on December 06, 2010, 10:49:54 pm
In Honer of Dave Brubeck's 90th birthday (Dec 6) I am listening to his album "Take Five".

Bum Bum ba ba ba Bump

Bum Bum ba ba ba Bump

Bum Bum ba ba ba Bump...

John Dulak
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Haywain on December 06, 2010, 11:43:41 pm
Second Test from Australia - come on England!
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Post by: Geoff on December 07, 2010, 08:00:04 am
I normally listen to BBC Radio 3, can't abide commercial radio, the adverts drive me up the wall!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Veero on December 07, 2010, 03:39:07 pm
I don't like ads either.  They are particularly annoying on the French station, Radio Classique, but the music is varied and in the main conducive to transcribing.   

 
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on December 09, 2010, 12:51:06 am

Hey, John, does your version of Take Five have this tracklist?

01 - Take Five
02 - Travelin' Blues
03 - Pennies From Heaven
04 - Three To Get Ready
05 - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
06 - Camptown Races
07 - My Favorite Things
08 - Its A Raggy Waltz
09 - Gone With The Wind
10 - Strange Meadow Lark
11 - Night And Day

There seems to be a multitude of Brubeck albums out there called Take Five, and I can't figure out which one's "the" Take Five.  Now that I've spent money on this one, I just want to know if I need to spend money again.

Currently listening to: Lesley Gore - Maybe I Know.  (I somehow got on an Ellie Greenwich kick today, so it's been a lot of girl group stuff since about 10 AM.)



Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 09, 2010, 01:07:25 am
I've discovered a wonderful show on NBC, The Sing Off.  It's a contest show a la Idol, between a cappela choruses.  And unlike Idol, they are starting with the best groups in the country, not strange amateurs.  Really nice stuff, modern and old-fashioned.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on December 09, 2010, 03:35:01 am

Hmmm.  I saw a commercial for that.  Is there a standard "Rude Simon" judge?  I'm looking for any uplifting things of that nature that do NOT have a Rude Simon.  Really can't stand that guy.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 09, 2010, 04:15:06 am
No rude judge at all - 3 young group singers who can professionally understand the mechanics and the beauty of music done right are doing the judging.

Rude Simon's work with fumbling amateurs.  This really is the best around, though the starting groups ranged from a high school choral club to a group a professionals that have been performing since the 1960s.  The Whiffenpoofs from Harvard got kicked off tonight as the least good - and they really are wonderful.  I'm personally am betting on the older men winning - they are simply magnificent, in ways that can come only from a lifetime of experience.

They're on NBC on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: dorbel on December 09, 2010, 09:33:41 am
Lovers of Roots Americana may like to tune to "Money In The Jukebox", which airs twice a week on http://www.baywatchonline.org/ . Showtimes are 1100 Monday and Friday, with repeats at 1900 Monday and 0300 Tuesday, 1900 Friday and 0300 Saturday. All times UTC.
Rock and Roll, Rythm and Blues, Jump-jive, Swing, Country and all the other stuff that falls through the cracks! Be there or be square.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jdulak on December 09, 2010, 02:09:08 pm

Hey, John, does your version of Take Five have this tracklist?

01 - Take Five
02 - Travelin' Blues
03 - Pennies From Heaven
04 - Three To Get Ready
05 - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
06 - Camptown Races
07 - My Favorite Things
08 - Its A Raggy Waltz
09 - Gone With The Wind
10 - Strange Meadow Lark
11 - Night And Day

There seems to be a multitude of Brubeck albums out there called Take Five, and I can't figure out which one's "the" Take Five.  Now that I've spent money on this one, I just want to know if I need to spend money again.

Currently listening to: Lesley Gore - Maybe I Know.  (I somehow got on an Ellie Greenwich kick today, so it's been a lot of girl group stuff since about 10 AM.)

DJ_59:

The original album was titled "Time Out" and "Take Five" was one of the tracks. My vinyl album was bought in the 1960's so it is the original version. The track list is:
   
1. Blue Rondo ? la Turk
2. Strange Meadow Lark
3. Take Five
4. Three To Get Ready   
5. Kathy's Waltz
6. Everybody's Jumpin'
7. Pick Up Stick

"Time Out":

http://www.amazon.com/Time-Out-Dave-Brubeck/dp/B000002AGN

The extensive notes on the back of the album speaks about the odd time signature used in all the tracks. "Take Five" is in 5/4 time and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" is 9/8!!

There was a quick sequel titled "Time Further Out":

http://www.amazon.com/Time-Further-Out-Dave-Brubeck/dp/B003O5MO0C/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1291902937&sr=1-1

John
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on December 09, 2010, 06:59:47 pm
Band of Heathens are always on when I am transcribing.

They are a Texas band that are a bit of a cross between The Band and Little Feat.

Website if you are interested http://www.bandofheathens.com/cms/index.php?page=ether
 
Enjoy
K
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Post by: Kathy on December 09, 2010, 07:18:51 pm
boy, you aren't kidding - they sound a lot like Little Feat! (One of my favorite bands ever) - thanks for the intro - as a Texan, I'm always happy to find something good from there (Lord knows we have our share of just plum crazy  ;D)

thanks again -

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on December 09, 2010, 07:22:46 pm
Hi Kathy
I am pleased to say that you are not the first Texan that I have introduced to BOH. I met a group of mad Texans in Mexico on holiday 2 years ago and now they are all fans.
I saw them twice in 09 in the UK and they were magic. Sadly they havent been to the UK this year yet, but that means that they must come in 2011. Cant wait.

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on December 10, 2010, 01:48:50 am

Thanks, John.  I feel better now.  I have Time Out.  So my version of Take Five is pretty much a collection of the rest of the session.  Works for me.

Janet: Definitely sounds worth trying.  Thanks for the info.

Currently: The Meters - Funky Miracle.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on December 20, 2010, 05:36:16 pm
Currently listening to Cerys Matthews on BBC 6Music.  I don't often have the luxury of being at the computer at this time of day but I'm snowed in!  I'm more usually transcribing with a background of Radcliffe & Maconie on Radio 2.

Su
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Post by: Tegwen on December 26, 2010, 02:16:45 pm
I too listened to Carys Matthews, a new discovery for me. She played some wonderful blues tracks from British bands such as Jethro Tull, the Groundhogs & Rory Gallagher. Wonderful

Now listening to my new Christmas CD. Richard Thompson, Dream Attic, Great stuff.

K
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Post by: jennfurr on December 26, 2010, 03:31:08 pm
Handel's Messiah... all 2 1/2 hours of it!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on January 01, 2011, 11:44:30 am
Just learned that one good Captain has left us.

RIP Don Van Vliet, Alias Captain Beefheart.

K
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Post by: jennfurr on January 01, 2011, 02:23:02 pm
Just learned that one good Captain has left us.

RIP Don Van Vliet, Alias Captain Beefheart.

K

My condolences to user Zoot Horn Rollo :(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jdulak on January 08, 2011, 11:48:05 pm
Currently listing to a compillation of my own I've titled "Long Format Jazz". Here is the playlist:

Tranquility - Ahmad Jamal
Poinciana - Ahmad Jamal
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderley
Blue Rondo A La Turk - Dave Brubeck
The Return Of The Prodigal Son - Ray Bryant
Skating In Central Park - The Modern Jazz Quartet
Eternal Journey - Ramsey Lewis
Mountain Dance - Dave Grusin
Theme From Spartacus - Ramsey Lewis
Manha De Carnival - Vince Guaraldi
Slow Freight - Ray Bryant

John Dulak
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on January 10, 2011, 08:28:40 pm
Right now I'm listening to Radcliffe & Maconie on BBC Radio 2, featuring live music from -

British Sea Power!!!!!

How appropriate is that?!

Su
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on January 10, 2011, 09:09:02 pm
Rain.  >:( ;)
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Post by: Kathy on January 11, 2011, 02:09:04 pm
Steely Dan - Deacon Blues to start with then off to FM and Hey 19  - it seems a good choice on a rather depressing day -  ;)

yours -

Kathy W.

Also, the scores (randomly) of The Lord of the Rings trilogy - I love them all, but I think Return of the King might be the best of the lot  ;D - K.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on January 16, 2011, 06:12:52 pm

Got a garage playlist shuffling away right now. 

Currently: Head & The Hares - Feel A Whole Lot Better (cover of the Byrds classic).

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on January 16, 2011, 08:36:41 pm
The Decemberists - The Mariner's Revenge Song  ;)
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Post by: pliget on January 16, 2011, 08:40:44 pm
I am a Man of Constant Sorrow by the Soggy Bottom Boys.
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Post by: Caro on January 16, 2011, 08:43:05 pm
Neighbourhood of B?  ;D
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Post by: DJ_59 on January 18, 2011, 01:09:35 am

At the risk of having to censor my own message...

The Banana Erectors: I Woke Up In Love This Morning.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jennfurr on January 18, 2011, 03:09:47 am
I am a Man of Constant Sorrow by the Soggy Bottom Boys.

Oh I love that one!!  that and Down to the River and Pray, and whatever the one's called that the Sirens sing.

They turned Pete into a FRAWG
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Post by: DJ_59 on January 22, 2011, 02:00:01 am

Boxcar Willie - Sixteen Chickens And A Tambourine.

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Post by: farrelly on January 22, 2011, 05:22:45 am
Van the Man - Inarticulate Speech of the Heart.

 . . and Irish Heartbeat.
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Post by: Caro on January 22, 2011, 08:04:07 am
Boz Scaggs - King of El Paso
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Post by: Tegwen on January 22, 2011, 11:18:07 am
What a wonderful range of music.

Ginger Baker's Airforce did a magic version of Man of Constant Sorrow.

We 're off to see Richard Thompson in concert tonight, so wont be doing much transcribing.
K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on January 22, 2011, 06:48:28 pm
Great Big Sea (of course), Celtic Fiddle Fest,  Haydn and Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Bruce Springsteen.  Whatever the iPod spews out...
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Post by: CHommel on January 22, 2011, 07:46:29 pm
Wailin' Jennys - trying to learn the middle harmony part of The Parting Glass for an event.  http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=q4egb2gpIg4&vq=medium#t=19

Thank you, farrelly.  Hadn't heard of the Wailin' Jennys--quite wonderful harmonies indeed.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on January 22, 2011, 07:51:00 pm
Smoke Fairies - Sea Shanty I  ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on January 25, 2011, 02:19:30 am

Bahama Soul Club - Bossa Bop

LOVE the Wailin' Jennys! 
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Post by: farrelly on January 25, 2011, 07:55:13 pm
If the Wailin' Jennys ever travel your way, don't miss them - they put on a great show.

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on January 27, 2011, 01:58:29 am

There's a DVD of a concert out there somewhere.  And some of that's on YouTube.  Worth checking into, for sure.

Currently: The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist, by the great Freddie King. 

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on April 24, 2011, 08:23:32 pm
First: Nomad (Didgeridoo)
Then, since it is Easter: Chants of the Church of Rome, Vespers for Easter Sunday (6'th - 13'th centuries)
Next up is Japanese Gagaku music.

My tastes in music were always a bit different  ;D (And I cannot think if there is singing in English)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on April 25, 2011, 11:47:41 am
Robins, blackbirds, finches ... and the distant drone of the motorway.  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: cyzaki on April 25, 2011, 11:59:34 am
During my run today (training for the Race for Life, sponsor me if you like at http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/fionawynn ) I was listening to the audiobook version of Nancy Cartwright's 'Life As A 10 Year Old Boy' - her autobiography about being Bart Simpson. It's read by her, so is really funny as she does all the voices throughout  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: h.kohler on May 08, 2011, 08:30:57 am
In those days I have been listening to Bruce Sprinsteen Live in Dublin and David Bromberg How late'll ya play'til? and every 20 minutes or so the passage of a train in front of the house.
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Post by: tastiger on May 08, 2011, 05:17:24 pm
Listening to Eurovision videos! (I'm American, and I found out about this competition about a few weeks ago. Can't wait until the Finals!)
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 08, 2011, 05:35:59 pm
Eurovision Song Contest ???

Worth the hassle of emigrating to avoid that.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 08, 2011, 05:50:08 pm
Eurovision Song Contest ???

Worth the hassle of emigrating to avoid that.
You don't like it?
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 08, 2011, 06:04:50 pm
You don't like it?

What's that word that we old fogey's use ... ?
erm ... No. That's the one.

It used to be worth enduring for the comments of the BBC's presenter, Terry Wogan. He used his Irish take on the English language to great effect e.g.
"Who knows what hellish future lies ahead? ? Actually, I do. I've seen the rehearsals," - opening remark for the 2007 show in Finland.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 08, 2011, 06:06:30 pm
Ah, Eurovision - every year I say I won't watch it ... and every year I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame!
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Post by: cyzaki on May 08, 2011, 06:17:05 pm
I do miss Terry Wogan's commentary. He really did make the show!

I will be subjected to a party in honour of Eurovision this year - my flatmate is a massive fan.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 08, 2011, 06:18:46 pm
You don't like it?

What's that word that we old fogey's use ... ?
erm ... No. That's the one.

It used to be worth enduring for the comments of the BBC's presenter, Terry Wogan. He used his Irish take on the English language to great effect e.g.
"Who knows what hellish future lies ahead? ? Actually, I do. I've seen the rehearsals," - opening remark for the 2007 show in Finland.
Well, I seem to like it, pry mostly because 1. It shows aspects of cultures (and culture mixes) that I don't really see here in the US, 2. The "weirdness" that everyone mentions about Eurovision is a step down compared to Lady Gaga and Ke$ha here, and 3. Some of the song are kind of catchy!

But that's just me. Everyone has their own opinion. I showed my friend a couple of these videos; he really like Finland 2006 but hated Turkey 2003 (which is one of my favorite).
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 08, 2011, 06:19:29 pm
Ah, Eurovision - every year I say I won't watch it ... and every year I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame!
Which countries' songs are you favorite?
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Post by: cyzaki on May 08, 2011, 06:23:31 pm
Well, I seem to like it, pry mostly because 1. It shows aspects of cultures (and culture mixes) that I don't really see here in the US, 2. The "weirdness" that everyone mentions about Eurovision is a step down compared to Lady Gaga and Ke$ha here, and 3. Some of the song are kind of catchy!

Ignore the 'cultural' aspects - the majority of countries' entries bear no relation to what music is like in that country. Imagine if we actually entered someone who represented UK music every year - we'd have had Take That and Robbie Williams and all sorts!

And if you think the weirdness is a step down compared to Lady Gaga, you've not seen enough Eurovision!  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 08, 2011, 06:30:18 pm
Well, I seem to like it, pry mostly because 1. It shows aspects of cultures (and culture mixes) that I don't really see here in the US, 2. The "weirdness" that everyone mentions about Eurovision is a step down compared to Lady Gaga and Ke$ha here, and 3. Some of the song are kind of catchy!

Ignore the 'cultural' aspects - the majority of countries' entries bear no relation to what music is like in that country. Imagine if we actually entered someone who represented UK music every year - we'd have had Take That and Robbie Williams and all sorts!

And if you think the weirdness is a step down compared to Lady Gaga, you've not seen enough Eurovision!  :D
Well, the "cultural" parts, I can tell what is part of their culture and what isn't, and I sometimes do a little research afterwards and learn a little more about the country (through this, I learned about some things like the pomegranate being an important fruit in Armenian culture, Georgia's and Russia's bad relationship, and the Armenian genocide).

And about not seeing enough Eurovision... I've seen Ukraine 2007, Ukraine 2009 (that one kind of creeped me out), Serbia 2009-2010, and Germany 2009 (to name a few), and I can see how weird they can get!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 08, 2011, 07:06:01 pm
Ah, Eurovision - every year I say I won't watch it ... and every year I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame!
Which countries' songs are you favorite?

I think I can safely say none of the UK entries for years!  On the whole I'm afraid I've forgotten them by the next day - but I did like that one Ukraine won with a few years ago where the singer was dressed up like a cave woman!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 08, 2011, 07:16:35 pm
Ah, Eurovision - every year I say I won't watch it ... and every year I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame!
Which countries' songs are you favorite?

I think I can safely say none of the UK entries for years!  On the whole I'm afraid I've forgotten them by the next day - but I did like that one Ukraine won with a few years ago where the singer was dressed up like a cave woman!
"Wild Dancing" by Ruslana in 2004, I liked that one too! And I agree, I don't like UK's entries very much. Although I have to say that my favorites are either "Playing with Fire" (Romania, 2010), "It's all about you" (Albanian, 2010 (I'm surprised that didn't do better than it did)), "Fairytale" (Norway, 2009), "Molitva" (Serbia, 2007), and "Every way that I can" (Turkey 2003). I can't seem to decide ::).
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 08, 2011, 07:56:47 pm
Ah, Eurovision - every year I say I won't watch it ... and every year I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame!
Which countries' songs are you favorite?

I think I can safely say none of the UK entries for years!  On the whole I'm afraid I've forgotten them by the next day - but I did like that one Ukraine won with a few years ago where the singer was dressed up like a cave woman!
"Wild Dancing" by Ruslana in 2004, I liked that one too! And I agree, I don't like UK's entries very much. Although I have to say that my favorites are either "Playing with Fire" (Romania, 2010), "It's all about you" (Albanian, 2010 (I'm surprised that didn't do better than it did)), "Fairytale" (Norway, 2009), "Molitva" (Serbia, 2007), and "Every way that I can" (Turkey 2003). I can't seem to decide ::).

Oh dear, a real true Eurovision fan in our midst. Everyone to their own!!!

I will stick to my Texan music. Band of Heathens new CD "Top Hat Crown and the Clapmaster's son" is now available to listen to on the web. It is wonderful and I have tickets to see them in ten days time. Yipee.

K

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 08, 2011, 09:36:20 pm
If you like western, let me recommend Keith Burden to you.  He lives in South Dakota and has one of the richest voices I have heard.  He writes his own music and also does the standards.  Right now I'm listening to his album, I'm headed for the Hills - I think you will like him, since you like Band of Heathens.  I also love the Sons of the Pioneers and of course, the best "Western" ballad ever - The Green Leaves of Summer from John Wayne's The Alamo -

Kathy W.

oops - The Band of Heathens is not western per see  - I forgot that  ;D - but I still recommend Keith Burden!  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 09, 2011, 06:26:23 pm
Thanks Kathy

I am not fussy about what category music is in and I listen to a lot of music other than Texan, but I love all the styles that link into that region, Country, Rock, Blues, Cajun, Zydeco, Western swing, bluegrass, soul, gospel, Tex Mex, folk etc. It is that mixture that makes music from that region so exciting for me.

I lose interest with some of the more smalzy country. It needs to have a bit of an edge for me.

I am struggling to find some Keith Burden on the internet at present, but will keep looking.

All the best.

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 09, 2011, 07:32:50 pm
Me too! - Not the Conway Twitty stuff, but I love bluegrass, zydeco, southern rock (Little Feat, Alabama, even Kansas, though as a border state it hardly counts as Southern  ;D)  -

As someone born in Dallas (deep roots in Texas) and who grew up in Louisiana, all that is in my blood -

Kathy

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 09, 2011, 08:51:47 pm
ok - If you love guitar this is for you - a friend sent me a thing about ukuleles and, well, one thing led to another and I found this - amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ifp_SVrlurY&vq=small

I'm not sure who all the guitarists are - and this is one of my favorite guitars - I found a version of this song with Santana and Yo Yo Ma and India.Arie, but that would have been just too much  ;D

enjoy -

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 09, 2011, 09:25:22 pm

Looks like Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Winwood and Prince. 

That song never gets old.  So perfect.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 09, 2011, 09:32:48 pm
guitar was an instrument I could not master (along with double reeds and trap set), but I dearly love it - my brother-in-law and I have spent some time coming up with our dream guitar lineup - Prince and Tom Petty are definitely on my list -

Since you asked so nicely  ;D :

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=5DeOSLNbhfg&vq=medium

(Santana and Yo Yo Ma could play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for me and I could die a happy woman!  ;D)

And if that is George Harrison's son, boy, does he look like his dad!

Kathy W.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on May 09, 2011, 10:41:20 pm
ok - If you love guitar this is for you -

For all you guitar lovers out there, you might want to check out Andy McKee (Art of Motion).  He can make a guitar do wondrous things.  Here are two glimpses on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=nmE3QaGetn4&vq=small

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4&vq=small
I, meanwhile, have been soaking up Beethoven's symphonies, transcribed for Piano by Liszt, performed by Konstantin Scherbakov.  Simply heavenly. 

C.  (PS modified message to show pop-out you tube link)

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 09, 2011, 11:37:57 pm
Thanks for the links to the clips. Some great music. I hadnt heard of Andy McKee before. He is very special.

I think I can reciprocate at least with the lots of great people on one lineup.

We had the Roy Orbison Black and White concert on UK TV recently.

Lineup included in addition to Orbison, James Burton, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Rait, KD Lang, Tom Waite, Steven Soles, JD Souther, Jackson Browne and more that arent mentioned on the U Tube page.

You can see a couple of the tracks here
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9RKboNW3BN4&vq=medium
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=5WpRnjxuBys&vq=medium

If I had to criticise I would have liked to see Bonnie Rait play as well as sing backing vocals. She can keep up with that line up IMHO.

Enjoy.
K

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on May 10, 2011, 01:48:32 am
Thank you, too, for the links and suggestions.

A version of the Roy Orbison Black & White concert played here on our public television station in the states.  Agree about Bonnie Raitt -- she is one of my all time favorites.  It's always fun to hear something new and then check the liner notes to see if you've correctly identified the folks singing back up for their friends.  (One bad thing about downloading songs from iTunes--no liner notes.  Yes, I still have vinyl records. Guess I'm showing my age. )

C.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on May 10, 2011, 02:03:14 am
Should have mentioned Rodrigo & Gabriela, too.  They are great on CD, and utterly amazing in concert. 

Here's a YouTube clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=l-qgum7hFXk&vq=medium#t=42

C.

(I modified the link to the "pop out").  Sorry for the previous error.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 10, 2011, 02:51:39 am

Bonnie Raitt can keep up with anyone on slide guitar.  In fact, it'd be more like anyone trying to keep up with Bonnie.  She's good at blues in general, but put a slide in her hand and she easily steps into the "amazing" category. 

Dhani Harrison looks so much like George it's kind of eerie.  There's a moment, on the Concert For George DVD, when you see McCartney playing bass (I think it was even the old Hofner Beatle Bass), Dhani is standing behind him playing guitar, and Ringo is on drums in back.  Any serious Beatles fan who doesn't end up wiping tears from the eyes needs to rewind, because I think they missed it.  The only thing missing was a son of Lennon.





Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 10, 2011, 02:54:59 am

Kathy, do you like the slightly harder-edged southern rock bands like Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, Skynyrd, Gov't Mule, etc?  That stuff is heavenly for guitar freaks.  I've been playing for 40 years as of this month, and I couldn't get near the sound of someone like Dave Hlubek or Ricky Medlocke.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 10, 2011, 04:41:44 am
I'm sorry to say the only one I know from your list is Skynyrd - what you have here folks is a classically trained musician (piano, flute, and voice) whose inner rocker yearns to be free - so I don't know a lot of guitar players or more obscure bands by name.  I will, however, see your Roy Orbison Black & White (which I loved!) and raise you one Chet Atkins and Friends, which was amazing.  I do love guitar in just about any form - classical, metal, rock...

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 10, 2011, 05:24:02 am

Molly Hatchet got up near Skynyrd in popularity between 1977 and 1980.  And then they made the mistake a lot of bands make and kept it going for another 30 years.  The radio song most people know is "Flirtin' With Disaster". 

Chet Atkins was high on my list of guitar heroes.  I love that concert vid.  Another great concert video with lots and lots of players is the Carl Perkins and Friends Rockabilly Session show from sometime in the early to mid 80s.  Very much like the Orbison in that the stage was full of people who were heavily influenced by the guest of honor.  You had George Harrison, Dave Edmunds, Eric Clapton, Slim Jim Phantom & Lee Rocker (2/3rds of The Stray Cats), Roseanne Cash, Ringo Starr, etc.  Here are all these giants of rock and they're looking at Perkins with awe.  Like excited children.  It's out of print and sells for 80 to 100 bucks, but Amazon usually has 3rd party used copies for 10 to 15.  SO worth it.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on May 10, 2011, 08:29:05 am
Hello music fans. Please remember to use the pop out windows on YouTube, as requested in the Official Forum Rules (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=18.msg27#msg27),
where there are instructions on how to do this. (I've modified all recent posts with links to main pages on YouTube.)
YouTube has recently changed the system for opening the pop outs and I would be grateful if anyone can tell me how
to make it work in Internet Explorer! I thank you.  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on May 10, 2011, 09:11:13 am

Looks like Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Winwood and Prince. 

That song never gets old.  So perfect.

And Marc Mann.  ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 10, 2011, 09:19:52 am
I will look out for that Chet Atkins video.

I used to love the Stray Cats. Whatever happened to them after one of them married a model? (or was that what happened to them?)

Dave Edmunds is also one of my favourites.

Re slide guitarists, I have just found out about Sonny Landreth. Amazing. 

Going back full circle what about Little Village for a line up of guitarists. Ry Cooder, John Hiatt and Nick Lowe.

I too still have all my old vinyl.

And here is my all time favourite, if I have got this U Tube pop out thing to work correctly.

Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning". If you like this check out Valerie and Beeswing, also on U tube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=AxKTzwaEa2o&vq=small#t=290

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on May 10, 2011, 02:26:21 pm
Hello music fans. Please remember to use the pop out windows on YouTube, as requested in the Official Forum Rules (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=18.msg27#msg27),
where there are instructions on how to do this. (I've modified all recent posts with links to main pages on YouTube.)
YouTube has recently changed the system for opening the pop outs and I would be grateful if anyone can tell me how
to make it work in Internet Explorer! I thank you.  :D

Oh dear.  I only know how to copy links.  What are pop out windows?

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 10, 2011, 04:52:08 pm

Here's the YouTube blurb from the forum rules section. 


A word about YouTube

YouTube contains some great videos but does cause us some problems. If you want to link to a YouTube video please link to the pop out window version and not the main page because some comments and adverts on YouTube are inappropriate for this forum. To link to YouTube safely: for Firefox and Chrome users, right click the video picture and choose 'Pop out' from the drop down list. Copy the URL of the pop out and paste it here. We are looking for a way to do this for IE and other operating systems.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on May 10, 2011, 08:10:29 pm
Thanks, DJ, I have modified my earlier postings to make sure they use the right "pop out" links.

Carolyn
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 10, 2011, 11:53:28 pm

Thanks for fixing that, Carolyn.  :)

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 11, 2011, 09:54:56 pm
Listening to Dan Fogelberg - one of the best singer/songwriters ever - what a loss.  :(

Kathy W.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 14, 2011, 10:12:03 pm
Eurovision!  Watched all the songs, but now back to OW as I can just listen to the scoring.  Hope tastiger's enjoying it!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: cyzaki on May 14, 2011, 11:16:54 pm
I've had far too much wine during Eurovision to even think about transcribing tonight!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 14, 2011, 11:24:18 pm
Eurovision!  Watched all the songs, but now back to OW as I can just listen to the scoring.  Hope tastiger's enjoying it!
I really liked it this year! At first I was cheering for Norway, but when they didn't make it through, I switched over to Hungary. Watching it I though that the big battle would be between United Kingdom, Sweden, and Ireland. Although I liked Azerbaijan, I didn't think they would win. It's a well-deserved win though, the song and performance was great, and they've been fighting for this for years, always getting close but never quite there. One thing confuses me, why was one of Azerbaijan's singers carrying Turkey's flag?
P.S. I was transcribing the whole time and got through 2 months!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 14, 2011, 11:32:19 pm
I liked the Swedish entry best - not that struck with Azerbaijan, really.  I have managed never to see Jedward before tonight, and really wanted not to like them - but actually thought the song and the performance was pretty good!  :-[  (I didn't notice the Turkish flag so can't offer an explanation.)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 15, 2011, 12:14:03 am
why was one of the singers carrying Turkey's flag?

Currying favour?

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 15, 2011, 10:35:34 pm
As it is Sunday night between 10 & 11 pm I am listening to a very old school friend of mine who has a one hour radio show on Bradford Community Broadcasting.

You can catch it on http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/details.php?details=291

His name is David Clapham and the show is called  " I went to the Crossroads". Usually an eclectic mix of blues, folk, rock, Americana etc. A bit of vintage Allman Brothers as I type this.

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 15, 2011, 11:08:03 pm
As it is Sunday night between 10 & 11 pm I am listening to a very old school friend of mine who has a one hour radio show on Bradford Community Broadcasting.

You can catch it on http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/details.php?details=291

His name is David Clapham and the show is called  " I went to the Crossroads". Usually an eclectic mix of blues, folk, rock, Americana etc. A bit of vintage Allman Brothers as I type this.

K


Robert Johnson crossover.
Hugh Laurie is on (NorthWest) ITV 1. He's just been singing/playing the blues and backing Tom Jones. He's been to Texas and is now in New Orleans with local musicians. En route he went "Down to the Crossroads". It's got about 20 minutes to run. It may crop up on ITV Player.
Music & Humour. What more could you ask?

OK so I was wrong about the 20 mins.
There's some here:
http://www.itv.com/perspectives/essays/hugh-laurie/
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 15, 2011, 11:29:04 pm
I understand that Robert Johnson would have been 100 this week had he lived. Hence the current interest in his work.

Last week Bob Harris played a whole hour of Johnson covers on his Sunday night show. Have just finished listening.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0112ym3

Hugh Laurie makes me sick. He is a fine blues guitarist and pianist, (the boogie piano in your link Bunts is splendid) and he has a blue for rowing from Cambridge in addition to being able to act a little and he is a bit funny.

K

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 22, 2011, 01:50:04 am

It's amazing that the man could write and record that few songs in his career and still be one of the most important artists all this time later.  Bang for the buck.  Or high batting average.  However you want to look at it.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 22, 2011, 02:06:27 am
Same with Buddy Bolden except, perhaps, more so.
Well, I thought I heard someone say that.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 22, 2011, 07:30:06 am

Good point.  Bolden's amazing because he inspired about three generations of Louisiana jazz artists (including Louis Armstrong and King Oliver) even though the only recordings of him are, I think, pre-1905.  And therefore horrible sounding.  At least Robert Johnson had some fairly good tracks (for their period) for people to hear.

Ever read about Bolden's life?  Scary stuff. 

Currently: The Rolling Stones - I'm a King Bee.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 27, 2011, 02:19:19 pm
Should have mentioned Rodrigo & Gabriela, too.  They are great on CD, and utterly amazing in concert. 

Here's a YouTube clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=l-qgum7hFXk&vq=medium#t=42

C.

(I modified the link to the "pop out").  Sorry for the previous error.

They are heavily featured in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie soundtrack -

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 27, 2011, 03:52:37 pm

Seems fitting.  I'm reading Keith's autobiography ("Life").  If ever a band lived like pirates, it was The Rolling Stones in the late 60s.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 27, 2011, 04:29:58 pm
Unless it was Aerosmith in the 80s  ;D

Kathy W.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 28, 2011, 04:57:43 am

Or the Sex Pistols in the 70s.

Listening to: Wall Of Sleep - From the Bottom of These Days.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on May 28, 2011, 07:48:38 am
Give Her A Call by Gil Scott Heron. RIP
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on May 28, 2011, 01:58:21 pm
Tangerine Dream ... ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Lancsgreybeard on May 29, 2011, 09:26:08 pm
Halle - English Spring
Bax, Delius and Bridge
next will be cork coming out of bottle of Clyneleish 1992 Distiller's Edition

lgb
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 29, 2011, 11:47:17 pm

Billy Boy Arnold: Shake Your Boogie

Excellent blues harp tune.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 30, 2011, 01:36:06 am

Billy Boy Arnold: Shake Your Boogie

Excellent blues harp tune.


He shook it so hard it sounded more like rock 'n' roll.  ;)
Have you heard anything of "the Blues Band"? Paul Jones (formerly of Manfred Mann) and star of the prophetic but critically unacclaimed film "Privilege"? There is some on spotify, but secreted in a bunch of other stuff. They do a storming rendition of Maggie's Farm; I'm not sure whether Bob Dylan would recognise it. It was widely played during the unpopular moments (!) of the premiership of Margaret "Maggie" Thatcher.


Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 30, 2011, 02:28:24 am

Nope, never heard them.  I'll see if I can find anything out there to listen to.  I'll listen to any cover of Maggie's Farm, though.  I still think U2 did a great version of it at Live Aid.

They sing while you slave and I just get bored.

Love that line.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 30, 2011, 02:55:59 am

They sing while you slave and I just get bored.

You may not find it!
Spotify has "The Blues Band Box", studio recording not the 7/8 minutes live version with audience participation. Reference to SPG: Special Patrol Group unpopular "enforcement" arm of the police, now disbanded; or re-titled - it depends on whom you ask.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 30, 2011, 09:15:18 am
We are big Blues Band fans too, especially my wife who has had a 40 year crush on PJ. Seen them a couple of times.
I love the mix of musicians they come up with, people like Maggie Bell, once of the great Stone the Crows, & Dave Kelly
Also regularly try to listen to Paul Jones on his Monday night radio programme. He is doing for blues what Bob Harris is doing for Americana in the UK.

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on May 30, 2011, 09:22:36 am
For Bunts: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=O29WvCcp7zY&vq=small  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 30, 2011, 03:04:05 pm
my wife who has had a 40 year crush on PJ

Well ... that, and you, and bees - she has impeccable taste.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 30, 2011, 03:29:38 pm
For Bunts: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=O29WvCcp7zY&vq=small  ;D


One of the best presents I've ever had.
Like a box of chocolates, I hope everyone will enjoy sharing it.
Flatfoot Sam is there, too; interpolating cheeky quotes from "Hall of the Mountain Kings", "Smoke on the Water", "The Chain".
Ideal for a wet Bank Holiday Monday; or any time really.  :-*
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 30, 2011, 03:57:46 pm
Isnt it great to see the Blues Band at that stage. Perhaps they are not quite as lively now but they are still going strong. Is the guitarist on PJ's right Dave Kelly? If so he has been with them for a long time. I thought he only played with them occasionally.

Did anyone ever hear Dave Kelly's sister Jo Ann Kelly. She was a very fine blues singer.

I also love the Grateful Dead version of Maggies Farm that comes up as a link at the end of the Blues Band version. Definitely one for your collection DJ. For me they are the best interpreters of Dylan's music. Postcards of the Hanging is one of the best LPs they put out IMHO and I love everything they did.

I will pass on your compliments about my wife's taste Bunts but only slowly, I dont want to over inflate her ego.

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 31, 2011, 02:39:15 am

Turns out I have a CD of theirs that I'd never listened to.  I used to get dozens of CDs in the mail every day because I ran a music mag, and there's just not enough time in the world to hear them all.  I remembered seeing Maggie's farm on "some blues album".  Took an hour of digging but I found it.  Great version of Maggie, and "Death Letter" is excellent, too.  Thanks for bringing it up, Bunts.

Currently: The Blues Band - Diddy Wah Diddy.

Love that line.  "Wish somebody'd tell me what Diddy Wah Diddy means." 

It drives me nuts the way cigar chomping executives at the major labels decided who the American audience would like and who they wouldn't.  We didn't get much exposure to bands like this, or guys like Rory Gallagher and Roy Harper.  We had to dig for it.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 31, 2011, 03:18:22 am
Ooh. I feel like Alan Lomax (or perhaps I mean John!).

We've had a few bands, over the years, who've spread the gospel. BB is my favourite, and not just mine. When my mother died I inherited her music collection. There were some BB albums that I hadn't given her.  8)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 31, 2011, 09:09:50 am
Re the execs not allowing British music over there, it was not always the execs. Did anyone read the wikipedia site about Jo Ann Kelly? It says that both Johnny Winter and Canned Heat asked her to join them but she declined.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Ann_Kelly

Rory Gallagher was a bit special too.

The other British band that is doing something similar now, and touring more than BB is Nine Below Zero. The rhythm section is Gerry McAvoy on bass and Brendan O'Neil on drums who were Rory Gallagher's band

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on June 01, 2011, 04:59:21 am

Thanks for the info.  I'll look them up, too.  Rory's band was outstanding.  Always.  There's an incredible DVD set that has all of Rory's appearances at Rockpalast over the years.  I think it's four DVDs, 6 or 7 concerts, and it was 20 bucks.  Buy that and the dvd of The Irish Tour and you've got it covered.

Currently: Marble Orchard - Love's Just Begun.


Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on June 01, 2011, 06:00:29 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=CDAFB0ZBEms&vq=medium

Paul Lamb and the King Snakes: You Better Mind. More British blues.
The film goes a bit woozy in the middle. :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on June 01, 2011, 08:27:34 pm
I've been meaning to tell this Carl Perkins story for a while now:

my parents lived for several years in Jackson, TN - as did Carl Perkins.  My mom drove on his street to get to her work.  His house had no fence or anything blocking the view from the street and depending on the time of day, there would be Carl Perkins, out getting the mail or the paper. She said they used to wave at each other as she drove down the street.  She was too polite to stop and bother him, but it just tickled her that she had "passing" relationship with Carl Perkins.

Kathy W.
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 02, 2011, 01:22:11 am

Nice!  He always did seem like a very nice guy. 

Caro: The wooziness is kinda cool, in context, anyway.  That's a fun vid.
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Post by: Kathy on June 03, 2011, 04:04:27 pm
requiems - Faure and Verdi - two of the most sublime works every written (IMHO)

Kathy

(now Gershwin's works for piano and orchestra)
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Post by: CHommel on June 03, 2011, 07:38:06 pm
I've been meaning to tell this Carl Perkins story for a while now:

my parents lived for several years in Jackson, TN - as did Carl Perkins.  My mom drove on his street to get to her work.  His house had no fence or anything blocking the view from the street and depending on the time of day, there would be Carl Perkins, out getting the mail or the paper. She said they used to wave at each other as she drove down the street.  She was too polite to stop and bother him, but it just tickled her that she had "passing" relationship with Carl Perkins.

Kathy W.

My brush with a famous person was in the Omni Hotel in Atlanta in the mid-80s.  Saw Yitzak Perlman while I was waiting for a cab.  I almost went up to say I was a fan, but then did not, out of respect for his privacy.  He did smile back at me when I walked past, but I have often wished that I had spoken up.  After all, violinists probably do not get the same amount of outside adulation as rock stars do.    [Joshua Bell played his Strad in one of our Metro stations here a couple of years ago and only one person recognized him...]
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Post by: Kathy on June 03, 2011, 07:43:52 pm
The Washington Post magazine article on that was very good - it just amazed me that people didn't really slow down to listen at all.

Kathy
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Post by: CHommel on June 03, 2011, 09:21:36 pm
Yes, Gene Weingarten's story about it was great.  I loved the fury of the woman who recognized him:  "They were throwing quarters at him!! Quarters!!"
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 04, 2011, 01:10:32 am

Get enough of 'em riled up and your rent is paid.  You'll be bruised and cut to ribbons, but your rent will be paid.


Currently: Bubble Puppy - Elizabeth.

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Post by: Tegwen on June 04, 2011, 12:15:06 pm
As a change from music I am listening to BBC TMS on Radio 5 live. This is a new experience for me transcribing and listening to test match cricket in the UK.
K
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Post by: Tegwen on June 05, 2011, 02:06:20 pm
While cricket is off I am listening to Steve Earle's new CD "I'll never get out of this world alive". Before that it was Band of Heathens new CD "Top Hat Crown and the Clapmaster's Son."

Both are great stuff and coincidentally both have a song about the New Orleans Hurricane, and one about the oil spill in the Gulf.

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Post by: Caro on June 05, 2011, 03:24:43 pm
Oh yes. Playing this one a lot. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yP55hWf_bYM&vq=medium#t=15
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Post by: Tegwen on June 05, 2011, 04:40:42 pm
Didnt realise we had another Steve Earle fan amongst OW.

I really like this new CD. T Bone Burnett has done his usual job of making it sound special, but with his signature all over it.

I really like the first track, "Waiting on the Sky." http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yP55hWf_bYM&vq=medium#t=15.

It is as if T Bone Burnett has got hold of some of Steve Earle's early stuff.

Great.

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Post by: Thursday Next on June 05, 2011, 06:44:53 pm
Actually you have a third Steve Earle fan on OW - though for me it's his early recordings that I like.  That's a lot to do with not really getting to hear much of his new material (thanks to Radio 2 putting Bob Harris's Saturday show back to a midnight start :( - I know, I could listen on i-player ...)

I am still playing P J Harvey's "Let England Shake" a lot - I find it ideal transcribing music as so many of the lyrics have been inspired by her reading about the First World War.
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Post by: Tegwen on June 05, 2011, 09:02:49 pm
I too love the early stuff. Exit O and Guitar Town were fabulous. I first saw him during the Copperhead Road tour.

If you like that era then I can recommend "I'll never get out of this world alive". As I said there is definitely some of his old sound in there.

K
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Post by: szukacz on June 05, 2011, 09:43:25 pm
Maybe a truism, but I like to listen to good music.
Depending on my mental health. Examples:
Tengerine Dream, Sting concert live on the assassination of the WCT (amazing!) Private Italian Concerto.
Andy McKee - close your eyes until it squeezes the heart ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=JsD6uEZsIsU&vq=small
sometimes the AC / DC (HtoH) Mettalica (One), Nirvana (Smell..), Eric Clapton, Roger Waters (Radio KAOS) *Pink  :D Floyd*
I admire a guy from YouTube: Ronald Jenkees as it develops its talnet, Igor Falecki small Polish drummer
http://www.youtube.com/user/falek0?blend=1&ob=5#p/a/u/2/DLd7trSwq9o let someone just play:)

Pachabel Canon in D
and so on ...

And at the end of taste is not talking :)

polish sailing song:
unfortunately I do not know of any performance in English: (
pity
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=0Rdg6GUv-wQ&vq=medium
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=nso6Vhg0p9k&vq=medium
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=2kTefRMx73g&vq=medium

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Post by: Kathy on June 06, 2011, 02:00:04 pm
I don't know how many Stever Earle fans get HBO, but if you do, he is playing a character in Treme, which is set in New Orleans -

Kathy W.
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Post by: Tegwen on June 06, 2011, 03:22:34 pm
I dont think we can get that programme in the UK yet but I will look out for it.

I understand that the theme tune is This City. It is on the new CD, and was nominated for an Emmy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=8E-wFw5kc9g&vq=medium#t=13. Sound quality on this live version is not good but he does do the song justice.

Another great Texan
K
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Post by: Kathy on June 06, 2011, 03:54:10 pm
is there any other kind? 

 ;D

Kathy W.
(born Baylor's Women and Children's Hospital, Dallas Texas)
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Post by: Helen J on June 08, 2011, 09:24:59 pm
Bruce Springsteen - The Promise - outtakes from the Darkness on the Edge of Town era. 
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Post by: cralbrec on June 11, 2011, 05:14:37 am
Pink Floyd - Animal Instincts (bootleg of Concert from Oakland May 1977).  Probably the best Pink Floyd Boot there is.
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Post by: Thursday Next on June 11, 2011, 08:29:21 pm
Needing something jolly to counteract the War - so I'm listening to Belle and Sebastian.
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 13, 2011, 05:05:28 am

Some very interesting selections lately.  I've never heard that Floyd boot. 

LOVE Belle & Sebastian, too.

Currently: Happydeadmen - The Ultimate High.
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Post by: szukacz on June 13, 2011, 06:55:43 am
Sade - when we all leave home ....  :)

By Your Side, Smooth Operator, King Of Sorrow.....
There is no place  :)
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 17, 2011, 02:56:26 am


Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line.
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Post by: szukacz on June 18, 2011, 03:15:25 pm
ToTo - Africa..., Mike Oldfield ... Vangelis...
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Post by: Lancsgreybeard on June 20, 2011, 08:01:05 pm
Bix "I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now"
lgb

Would you believe it, the last track, now on, is "Barnacle Bill the Sailor"
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Post by: Kathy on June 20, 2011, 08:05:51 pm
James Taylor -

Walkin' Man right this very moment -

Kathy

(segueing into How Sweet It Is )
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 21, 2011, 12:31:37 am

LGB: Good stuff, man!  Bix was a god.

Currently: Astrud Gilberto - Take Me to Aruanda.

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Post by: szukacz on June 21, 2011, 03:00:18 pm
lord of the dance, composed by Ronan Hardiman

If someone likes the original rhythms, I recommend see STOMP.
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Post by: Kathy on June 21, 2011, 03:23:11 pm
Various classical - Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, etc - and of course, one of my all time favorites - Faure.

 
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Post by: Tegwen on June 21, 2011, 03:46:29 pm
lord of the dance, composed by Ronan Hardiman

If someone likes the original rhythms, I recommend see STOMP.

My wife & daughter saw STOMP and loved it.
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Post by: Kathy on June 21, 2011, 04:26:25 pm
I want to see it!!!!!

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Post by: Lancsgreybeard on June 22, 2011, 02:15:50 pm
Earl Wild playing Gershwin Transcriptions
fantastic
lgb
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Post by: Kathy on June 22, 2011, 02:22:47 pm
Today is a soundtrack day - Narnia, Lord of the Rings - all three

Kathy W.
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Post by: Caro on June 22, 2011, 02:57:41 pm
Rain.
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Post by: Kathy on June 22, 2011, 03:03:57 pm
 ;D ;D
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Post by: CHommel on June 22, 2011, 11:54:54 pm
The Refugees, Fleet Foxes, Shins, Richard Hawley, and for nostalgic purposes, Carole King
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Post by: jdulak on June 24, 2011, 12:38:33 am
Would you believe that a random shuffle of 60's pop just came up with "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". Appropriate since I'm currently transcribing the HMS Orotava which spent 1915 doing patrol duty between Iceland and the Faroe Islands where the winds sometimes stay at 6-9 for days on end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6U219P_zs7w&vq=small

John Dulak
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Post by: CHommel on June 24, 2011, 01:38:32 am
Serendipity.   :)
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Post by: Tegwen on June 24, 2011, 09:41:07 am
Would you believe that a random shuffle of 60's pop just came up with "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". Appropriate since I'm currently transcribing the HMS Orotava which spent 1915 doing patrol duty between Iceland and the Faroe Islands where the winds sometimes stay at 6-9 for days on end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6U219P_zs7w&vq=small

John Dulak

Thanks very much for posting that John. It is great to hear it again, and very emotional. Gordon Lightfoot is really special.

I was also grabbed by the video of Harry Chapin doing Cats in the Cradle that comes up to the right when listening to that version of Edmund Fitzgerald on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=zH46SmVv8SU&vq=small

He too was a truely remarkable man. We were lucky to see them both in concert before Chapin died. Two evenings that we will treasure for ever.

RIP Harry Chapin & the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    Oh if a man tried
    To take his time on Earth
    And prove before he died
    What one man's life could be worth
    I wonder what would happen
    to this world
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Post by: jdulak on June 24, 2011, 02:16:20 pm
Would you believe that a random shuffle of 60's pop just came up with "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". Appropriate since I'm currently transcribing the HMS Orotava which spent 1915 doing patrol duty between Iceland and the Faroe Islands where the winds sometimes stay at 6-9 for days on end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6U219P_zs7w&vq=small

John Dulak

Thanks very much for posting that John. It is great to hear it again, and very emotional. Gordon Lightfoot is really special.

I was also grabbed by the video of Harry Chapin doing Cats in the Cradle that comes up to the right when listening to that version of Edmund Fitzgerald on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=zH46SmVv8SU&vq=small

He too was a truely remarkable man. We were lucky to see them both in concert before Chapin died. Two evenings that we will treasure for ever.

RIP Harry Chapin & the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    Oh if a man tried
    To take his time on Earth
    And prove before he died
    What one man's life could be worth
    I wonder what would happen
    to this world

Tegwen:

Glad you enjoyed the song. I was actually surprized when I found the whole performance online since it IS copyrighted. My understanding is that YouTube will remove copyrighted material at the request of the copyright holder so I'm guessing Gordon Lightfoot must be letting this slide.

I dalso noticed the links to Harry Chapan's work in the sidebar. I suspose these are generated by tracking software and it, evidently, works quite well.

John Dulak
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Post by: Kathy on June 24, 2011, 03:26:13 pm
I love Gordon Lightfoot - my favorite of his is If You Could Read My Mind

Kathy W.
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Post by: Tegwen on June 24, 2011, 04:25:51 pm
I love Gordon Lightfoot - my favorite of his is If You Could Read My Mind

Kathy W.

I have been listening to him all afternoon on spotify. Cotton Jenny is just such a happy track.

K
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Post by: jdulak on June 24, 2011, 04:45:59 pm
I love Gordon Lightfoot - my favorite of his is If You Could Read My Mind

Kathy W.

I have been listening to him all afternoon on spotify. Cotton Jenny is just such a happy track.

K

My vote goes to "Early Morning Rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=KP_MDIYhPH0&vq=small

"The House You Live In" has also always appealed to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=5mUAazM4FdI&vq=medium

An "Advice" song that does not demand perfection - "Be careful when bending the law".



John Dulak
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Post by: Tegwen on June 24, 2011, 07:34:12 pm
The live feed from Glastonbury with BB King.

He's not doing too bad for 80 something.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/festivals/glastonbury/2011/

If I open the window I can hear that something is happening as we are only about 6 miles away, but it is better with the BBC live feed.

K
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Post by: Lancsgreybeard on June 24, 2011, 07:37:24 pm
Benny Goodman, "Live at the Carnegie Hall", currently "Blue Reverie" - beautiful - lgb
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Post by: CHommel on June 24, 2011, 08:33:57 pm
I love Gordon Lightfoot - my favorite of his is If You Could Read My Mind

Kathy W.

A favorite of mine when I was in college.  But my vote would be for "The Gypsy" or "Song for a Winter's Night."

C.
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Post by: Kathy on June 24, 2011, 08:56:40 pm
True, Song for a Winter's Night is very nice, but there is just something about If You Could Read My Mind that strikes a chord with me - in fact it may be the chords  ;D.  Dan Fogelberg's Scarecrow's Dream strikes the same chord, even though the songs are not, on the face of it, at all alike.
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 24, 2011, 10:49:18 pm
I've just been listening to a promo for "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" which returns to Radio 4 at 6.30pm BST on Monday.
Happy days are here again!
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Post by: Helen J on June 25, 2011, 03:23:32 pm
I'm with you on that  Bunts!  Definitely the best of the programmes which occupy that slot.  And although I wasn't sure it would survive the death of Humph, Jack Dee brings something of his own to it, which still works.

Helen J
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 25, 2011, 04:32:42 pm
I, too, feared that Humph's demise would be too much; but then I had thought the same when Willy Rushton died. "Cometh the hour, cometh the man" as they say. Excellent casting.
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Post by: CHommel on June 25, 2011, 05:00:31 pm
KNON, Live Streaming, from Dallas, TX.  http://www.knon.org/pages/contact-us

On Saturday mornings, from 11-1, Eastern Standard Time, Ranger Rita plays Oldies Rock & Roll, nothing after 1962, and (if possible) no stereo!

C.
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Post by: Thursday Next on June 25, 2011, 05:14:21 pm
The live feed from Glastonbury with BB King.

He's not doing too bad for 80 something.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/festivals/glastonbury/2011/

If I open the window I can hear that something is happening as we are only about 6 miles away, but it is better with the BBC live feed.

K

Wall-to-wall Glastonbury in my house, too, this weekend!

Hey, Keith, are you going to see Turin Brakes at the Frome Festival?  They are one of my all-time favourite bands.  I saw them when they played in Exeter a few years ago.  I wish I could get there, but it is too far for me these days.

Su
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Post by: Tegwen on June 25, 2011, 06:10:23 pm
Hi Su

I hadnt planned to go to Turin Brakes. They werent on my radar at all, but I am listening to some on spotify as I type this and I might give them a go.

There seem to be tickets still available and the Cheese & Grain is a great venue and only 10 mins drive from here.

I see from the Frome Festival programme that one of my favourite local bands are having their annual outing at the Griffin Inn. They are called the Bad Detectives and are just great fun. Check out their "Surfing the Severn Bore". It should be a good evening if they dont break their zimmer frames.

http://www.baddetectives.co.uk/default.asp?page_id=92&pg=

Our daughter is at Glasto, so we have to keep up with what is happening.

Keith
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Post by: Thursday Next on June 25, 2011, 08:16:56 pm
I shall be very envious if you do decide to go and see Turin Brakes.

The Bad Detectives sound like they would be a lot of fun live - I've passed the link on to a friend who lives in Frome.

I don't know about them needing zimmer frames - I'm still reeling from how unkind the years have been to Morrissey! :o
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 25, 2011, 08:33:00 pm

I love it.  I haven't looked in here in two days, and it's been busy.  It's fun to read what others are listening to.  I end up making little "to listen to" playlists because of it. 

Currently: Listening to another DJ on my station, and at the moment he's playing Motorhead - Iron Horse/Born To Lose.  Croak it out, Lemmy!

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Post by: Caro on June 25, 2011, 08:51:13 pm
Malcolm Holcombe, Not Forgotten 
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Post by: Kathy on June 25, 2011, 10:19:07 pm
Well, it is music to my ears anyway - watching the Nationals play the White Sox - who they beat in 14 INNINGS THIS MORNING - I watched to the bitter end - 1:00am here.  (I also watched the Nats beat Seattle, but I noticed no one (ahem DJ ahem) responded to my challenge  ;D  How bout it Janet - White Sox or Cubs?
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Post by: cyzaki on June 25, 2011, 11:27:57 pm
Watching Brassed Off, so mostly brass band music. Although I have drunk most of a bottle of wine, so I don't think I should do much transcribing tonight...
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Post by: cyzaki on June 25, 2011, 11:53:45 pm
Just to add, in my defense...

a) the bottle had a cork, not a screw top, so I can't be blamed for drinking the whole thing - it can't possibly have been saved for tomorrow!

b) my muscle memory is doing a marvelous job of transcribing with minimal input from my brain  ;D
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 26, 2011, 12:06:29 am

Sowwy, Kathy.  I was distracted. 

I know the Nationals are a surprise this year, but I didn't think they'd sweep us.  That was a shocker.  By the way, do you have any decent hitters to trade to the Mariners for decent pitchers?  Because we've got a lot of one and none of the other.  Except Ichiro.  Always.



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Post by: DJ_59 on June 26, 2011, 12:10:18 am

b) my muscle memory is doing a marvelous job of transcribing with minimal input from my brain  ;D

Are those the reports that just say "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" all the way across all fields?  :P






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Post by: cyzaki on June 26, 2011, 12:12:02 am

b) my muscle memory is doing a marvelous job of transcribing with minimal input from my brain  ;D

Are those the reports that just say "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" all the way across all fields?  :P

...I hope not. But it is possible...  ;D
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Post by: szukacz on June 29, 2011, 08:03:05 pm
It is dug from my old collections. Old DVD but beautiful.
"Animusic 1&2" - animation, sound.
On the internet e.g. here (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=OROAGNbsikQ&vq=small#t=11) and here (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=QStm3ZyzgY0&vq=small), unfortunately, loses much in comparison with the originals on DVD.
For those who do not like to discourage the new sounds  ;), but how do you like curiosities recommend  :D. Children always like it  ;D

click (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=toXNVbvFXyk&vq=medium) -high resolution
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 30, 2011, 05:50:39 am


Currently: Mensen - Jumpin Jack Flash. 

Good Nordic punk-informed rock and roll.

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Post by: Tegwen on June 30, 2011, 12:40:29 pm
Silaging

No not a heavy rock band!!

Today is a nice bright dry day so all the local farmers are out cutting and collecting grass for silage. The cutters and harvesters make very distinctive sounds and there are several coming in through the open windows, not to mention the regular passing of tractors and trailers carting the grass to clamps.

One of the joys of living in dairy country.
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Post by: tastiger on June 30, 2011, 02:21:09 pm
Silaging

No not a heavy rock band!!

Today is a nice bright dry day so all the local farmers are out cutting and collecting grass for silage. The cutters and harvesters make very distinctive sounds and there are several coming in through the open windows, not to mention the regular passing of tractors and trailers carting the grass to clamps.

One of the joys of living in dairy country.

Same here. We're so close to the farms that every once in a while the cow manure smell seeps into the house :P
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 30, 2011, 02:32:35 pm
once in a while the cow manure smell seeps into the house

As long as it's only the smell that seeps in ...
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Post by: DJ_59 on June 30, 2011, 03:56:50 pm

Yikes!  Wear your Wellies.
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 30, 2011, 04:25:32 pm

Yikes!  Wear your Wellies.


Wellies.
Is that a well understood expression in the U.S. or restricted to Billy Connolly aficionados?
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Post by: Kathy on June 30, 2011, 05:08:58 pm
As a fan of Agatha Christie and he Aunt Dimity mysteries, and of course the master, A. C. D., this American knows what wellies are  :P

(but wonders why wellies and not say, just rubber boots)
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Post by: Tegwen on June 30, 2011, 05:18:25 pm
They were named for Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, the victor of Waterloo and Prime Minister for many years.

They were first known as Wellingtons, shortened to Wellies.
K
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 30, 2011, 05:30:30 pm
As a fan of Agatha Christie and he Aunt Dimity mysteries, and of course the master, A. C. D., this American knows what wellies are  :P

(but wonders why wellies and not say, just rubber boots)


As I recall, Arthur Wellesley - Duke of Wellington (or Iron Duke) was the inspiration. Instead of knee-high boots he wore them to mid calf. Being an icon, his style was copied and when the rubber boots became available it could have been a satirical reference or marketing ploy. Wellies have pretty well always been "affordable" (although outrageously expensive ones are available) and when I was a kid some of my pals (from even less wealthy homes) wore wellies all the time.

Second-place-again-Bunts
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Post by: Caro on June 30, 2011, 05:33:03 pm
Being an Aussie, I wore gumboots.  ;D
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 30, 2011, 05:40:42 pm
Being an Aussie, I wore gumboots.  ;D


Didn't think I'd ever say this about "being an Aussie" but it could have been worse.  :P
I'm told that Kiwis only ever wear thongs on their feet; that's "flip-flops" for our UK reader, I've no idea about the rest of the world.
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Post by: cyzaki on June 30, 2011, 06:02:42 pm
Being an Aussie, I wore gumboots.  ;D


Didn't think I'd ever say this about "being an Aussie" but it could have been worse.  :P
I'm told that Kiwis only ever wear thongs on their feet; that's "flip-flops" for our UK reader, I've no idea about the rest of the world.

Our UK reader? Is that me then?  ;D
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Post by: Caro on June 30, 2011, 06:10:46 pm
Aussies also wear thongs, on their feet.
I have known the odd Kiwi to wear a pair of stout shoes, especially when climbing mountains.
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Post by: Kathy on June 30, 2011, 06:14:55 pm
They are called flip flops in my neck of the woods
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 30, 2011, 06:20:34 pm
Our UK reader? Is that me then?  

Yep. Everyone else is at work.  ;)
For what it's worth, I'm with you.
I've agonised all day about showing my colours - I'm not one to court controversy, as well you know.

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Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 30, 2011, 06:26:33 pm
I have known the odd Kiwi to wear a pair of stout shoes, especially when climbing mountains.

You knew Sir Edmund? (not a serious question just to enable me to say) A Gentleman with a capital G.
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Post by: cyzaki on June 30, 2011, 06:29:28 pm
Our UK reader? Is that me then?  

Yep. Everyone else is at work.  ;)
For what it's worth, I'm with you.
I've agonised all day about showing my colours - I'm not one to court controversy, as well you know.

I know you're very shy and retiring, so I appreciate you speaking out - not like you at all!  ;D ;)
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Post by: cyzaki on July 01, 2011, 06:42:33 pm
Currently listening to "Ungh! (thock) Ungh! (thock) Ungh! (thock)" and hoping Andy wins.
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Post by: Caro on July 01, 2011, 09:56:45 pm
For Today I Am A Boy -- Antony and the Johnsons
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Post by: Tegwen on July 01, 2011, 10:24:35 pm
Currently listening to "Ungh! (thock) Ungh! (thock) Ungh! (thock)" and hoping Andy wins.

That worked well then!!!

Farewell Andy for another year. Pity, he had a very good first set, but didnt look in it after that.
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Post by: Lancsgreybeard on July 01, 2011, 10:36:48 pm
Just finished Kronos - Caravan
lgb
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Post by: CHommel on July 02, 2011, 03:38:34 pm
Dougie Maclean, O'Malley's March, Celtic Fiddle Fest
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Post by: Tegwen on July 02, 2011, 03:43:14 pm
Dougie Maclean, O'Malley's March, Celtic Fiddle Fest

He is great, we saw him several times in our younger days when we used to go to folk festivals each year.
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Post by: CHommel on July 02, 2011, 05:34:50 pm
I could probably spend our entire income on music and concert tickets, so it's good that OW keeps me too busy to leave the house much.   ;D
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Post by: Thursday Next on July 02, 2011, 06:25:56 pm
My first play of Gillian Welch's new album "The Harrow and the Harvest".
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Post by: CHommel on July 02, 2011, 06:48:51 pm
My first play of Gillian Welch's new album "The Harrow and the Harvest".

What do you think of it?
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Post by: szukacz on July 02, 2011, 06:53:38 pm
Only for those who like Tangerine Dream climates.
Vanderson (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=0aN0NDnmNHI&vq=medium) - TD mood thanks to him will not perish.
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 02, 2011, 07:01:38 pm
mellow jazz on JazzRadio - very relaxing  8)
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Post by: Tegwen on July 02, 2011, 07:18:05 pm
I could probably spend our entire income on music and concert tickets, so it's good that OW keeps me too busy to leave the house much.   ;D

We go to a few, much less than we used to. I am on some lists and keep an eye on some venues and bands. I already have a list of 8 I really want to go to before Christmas, but how many we will actually get to will depend on all sorts of things, mainly work. 
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Post by: Thursday Next on July 02, 2011, 08:14:45 pm
My first play of Gillian Welch's new album "The Harrow and the Harvest".

What do you think of it?

I shall need to listen to it a few more times - it's certainly a very mellow album.  I've loved all her back catalogue, so I'm expecting to like this one too, once I get to know it.  Doesn't go very well with my transcribing, though - the music makes me feel I should be on a porch in rural Tennessee on a summer evening, and the Vindictive is in the Arctic!
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Post by: DJ_59 on July 10, 2011, 10:59:10 pm
Um, I didn't come back for a while after the "wellies" discussion.  Just wanted to say I only know of them because I'm a fan of Last of the Summer Wine, and Compo wore Wellies in every episode.

Currently: Tito Puente - Jungle Holiday
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Post by: Lancsgreybeard on July 11, 2011, 02:18:44 pm
Perotin and Leonin, 13th Century Chant written for Notre Dame, Paris and recorded by Tonus Perigrinus in Chancelade Abbey in the Dordogne.  The accoustic is fantastic. To be followed by Drums Along the Mersey or perhaps The Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis where Admiral Seagoon is in charge of H.M.S. "Thespus", or maybe both while the management is out
lgb
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on July 11, 2011, 02:21:31 pm
Perotin and Leonin, 13th Century Chant recorded in Notre Dame, Paris by Tonus Perigrinus.  The accoustic is fantastic. To be followed by Drums Along the Mersey or perhaps The Nasty Affair at the Burami Oasis where Admiral Seagoon is in charge of H.M.S. "Thespus", or maybe both while the management is out
lgb


What you need is a bit of variety in your choices.
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on July 11, 2011, 02:23:30 pm
Torchwood!
Radio 4 (1st of 3)
and it's back on TV on 14th July.  8)
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Post by: DJ_59 on July 12, 2011, 12:34:39 am

I really need to watch Torchwood.  I love the good Doctor, I'd probably love Torchwood. 

Currently: (International) Noise Conspiracy - Bigger Cages, Longer Chains.

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Post by: Bunting Tosser on July 12, 2011, 01:29:35 am

I really need to watch Torchwood.  I love the good Doctor, I'd probably love Torchwood. 

Currently: (International) Noise Conspiracy - Bigger Cages, Longer Chains.


Well ... you know how the Good Doctor has "loosened up" over recent years with Rose, Amy and (Ahhh!) River Song? Captain Jack Harkness has always been a lot "looser". You know it was shot in Hollywood? but that won't separate you from the lovely Gwen Cooper. I'd like to hear what you think of her accent. The voice and the rest of her are excellent. Being a joint UK/US production it should be airing about the same time?
Oh, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torchwood:_Miracle_Day
it aired on 8th July. From the same source, Fox spurned the chance to air the previous series. Not a good year for them.

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Post by: DJ_59 on July 12, 2011, 02:39:38 am

I had no idea it was shot in Hollweird.  Is that the fictional location as well? 

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Post by: cyzaki on July 12, 2011, 06:44:30 am
Why is everyone obsessed with Gwen? She's not pretty, at least compared to the other girls in it, and she's really annoying!
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on July 12, 2011, 12:01:13 pm
"Everyone"?
I'm the only one who mentioned her. Her and (Aah!) River Song (attached).
Girls with guns; what's not to like?  ;)

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Post by: Lancsgreybeard on July 12, 2011, 03:43:25 pm
Taking Bunt's advice, always excellent
Stephane Grappelli with Django Reinhardt  "Ain't Misbehavin" others to follow
lgb
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Post by: cyzaki on July 12, 2011, 07:15:22 pm
"Everyone"?
I'm the only one who mentioned her. Her and (Aah!) River Song (attached).
Girls with guns; what's not to like?  ;)

Yes, everyone! You, Captain Jack, Owen, Rhys...
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Post by: szukacz on July 12, 2011, 07:37:00 pm
My little two cents.
The Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Schiller-Berlin Bombay

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\..szukacz../
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on July 13, 2011, 05:42:35 pm
Hadn't checked this thread for a couple of days.  I've been listening to the Torchwood plays too, but on i-player, so I still have one to go.  I'm looking forward to the new TV series, though may have to record it as it clashes with The Killing (yes, I admit it, I am watching the uncool US version, and did not see the original cool Danish series, due to an aversion to subtitles.)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on July 13, 2011, 05:58:20 pm
Women's World Cup - USA vs France
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Post by: Tegwen on July 13, 2011, 07:10:52 pm
And I see that the US ladies won.

Congratulations.

Currently listening to Mike Harding's folk music programme on Radio 2.

Flaco Jiminez and Pete Rowan's Free Mexican Airforce as I type. I dont think I have heard anything by Pete Rowan that I dont like.
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Post by: Kathy on July 13, 2011, 07:25:45 pm
They did a great job - especially since they were playing 1 down - the goals were beautiful - as was the one by France -  my dad played both soccer and football in high school - he was a goalie and offered a collage scholarship (I'm glad he didn't take it because he met my mom at the college he did go to  ;D) my husband is 1st generation Polish/German and he loves soccer, so we follow it - our oldest is a Real Madrid fan (but I think it is because she thinks the players are good looking  ;D ) - now time for Japan/Sweden - I listen to the games as I work -

Kathy W. (sorry if this is so wordy  :D  :o)
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Post by: Tegwen on July 13, 2011, 07:26:52 pm
Mike Harding has just informed me that my hero Richard Thompson got an OBE recently.

http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=1350

Couldnt happen to a nicer chap or a better songwriter/guitarist, but he does look strange in top hat and tails.

K
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on July 13, 2011, 10:04:27 pm
Women's World Cup - USA vs France


Good Luck for the final.
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Post by: DJ_59 on July 14, 2011, 10:13:27 pm
I really wish I could stand soccer.  I really do, because I'd like to enjoy this streak by the US women.  I just fall asleep every time.  And yet I can watch baseball all day long.  They both have 1-0 final scores on a regular basis, so I'm not sure why soccer is like Ambien to me and baseball isn't.  But then it's all subjective, isn't it?  Just like whether or not Gwen Cooper is pretty.
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 15, 2011, 01:45:54 am
Do with soccer what I do with baseball (and football and basketball.)  Don't worry about watching the game, but take a great deal of joy in celebrating the victories!  Or mourn the losses, as you will.

It's different than appreciating the mechanics of the game, but if you expect it to be different, it is very good.

Additional thought:  I have enjoyed watching tennis, in a way that drives the men in my family nuts.  That sport is such a vision of the human body at its trained best, every movement coordinated and controlled yet stretching the whole to its limits.  It's like watching a work of art.  What my brother can't tolerate, I rarely pay attention to who is winning or even what the score is - the points don't change the beauty of their motion.
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Post by: Caro on July 15, 2011, 05:56:12 pm
Try A Little Tenderness     Otis Redding 8)
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Post by: CHommel on July 16, 2011, 01:52:16 am
Aretha.  R.E.S.P.E.C.T. , Think   8)

Should have said, The Incomparable Aretha.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on July 16, 2011, 04:27:50 am

The Wombats - Jump Into The Fog


Janet: How does that work, though?  If you don't watch the game why would you care?

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Post by: tastiger on July 16, 2011, 05:31:38 am

The Wombats - Jump Into The Fog


Janet: How does that work, though?  If you don't watch the game why would you care?

Country loyalty, I suppose. I do the same thing with USA in FIFA and the Green Bay Packers in American football. I couldn't care less about soccer or American football, but I am overthrilled when we win and sad when we lose (more or less).
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on July 18, 2011, 02:41:08 am
Women's World Cup - USA vs France


Good Luck for the final.


That didn't work too well. Sorry.
It's a rotten way to lose. I speak from a country that is well used to the experience.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 18, 2011, 03:50:17 am
Quote
Janet: How does that work, though?  If you don't watch the game why would you care?

It's a matter of pride and loyalty and wanting US to have some glory and wanting my countrywomen to win.  I celebrate their victories and honor the effort they put into making me proud when they lose.

None of which is weakened by the fact that sitting a watching a ball bounce back and forth will never be a favorite occupation of mine.  It isn't the sport that bores me, it's being a spectator. ;D
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Post by: jdulak on July 19, 2011, 02:24:07 am
Dave Grusin's "Sticks & Stones".

Try "North Tribal Step Dance"
http://mp3lemon.org/listenalbum/16807/

http://www.grusin.net/sticks_and_stones.htm

John Dulak
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Post by: Kathy on July 19, 2011, 04:11:34 am
it was tough watching the women lose, but it was wonderful watching Japan win -
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 19, 2011, 04:31:44 am
The US team was very good, but japan was also worthy.
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Post by: tastiger on July 20, 2011, 12:15:51 am
Senhora do mar- Vania Fernandes
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Post by: DJ_59 on July 24, 2011, 05:37:53 am


GT Stringer - Surf Rescue
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Post by: CHommel on July 27, 2011, 09:10:18 pm
Robin & Linda Williams, Guy Clark, with a bit of Flogging Molly
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Post by: Tegwen on July 27, 2011, 09:40:29 pm
Replay of Mike Harding's BBC 2 Radio programme with live recording of Paul Simon from the BBC Archive 1965.
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Post by: DJ_59 on July 28, 2011, 06:01:23 pm

John Hartford - Tall Tall Grass.

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Post by: Bunting Tosser on July 31, 2011, 06:33:52 pm
Cricket; England v India.
Next up Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox.
I may not be allowed to listen as I can smell cooking.
Obviously you know for whom I would be cheering.
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Post by: szukacz on July 31, 2011, 08:16:18 pm
For those who like sunny rhythms of Polynesia:
Te Vaka eg 'Nukukehe', "Alu le manu samoa",'Tutuki', 'Toku Matua', 'Tamatoa' 'MANATU' .....
And here is the boat rocking on the long wave :)
         I\
         I\
         I\
\..SzukacZ../


You feel the setting sun on your face? 8)
. (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9VNglNqGAEk&vq=medium#t=49)
Search and find ???
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Post by: DJ_59 on July 31, 2011, 09:31:51 pm

I've got three players from that game on my fantasy baseball team.  I don't care who wins as long as they all score big. 

Currently: Blacklight Chamaleons - Blacklight Chamaleon Theme

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Post by: Tegwen on July 31, 2011, 10:37:48 pm
For no particular reason I decided to check out some old JJ Cale on spotify. Currently listening After Midnight from Naturally from 1971. He hasnt changed one bit in 40 years, yet it still sounds fresh. Wonderful.
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on August 01, 2011, 12:04:43 am

I've got three players from that game on my fantasy baseball team.  I don't care who wins as long as they all score big. 



I don't suppose 5 - 3 counts.
England scored more than 400 today; admittedly in 6 hours.
I wonder why we list the home team first (in the fixture list and on tickets) but you show visitors first, and does that apply to your "football" too?
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on August 01, 2011, 12:08:08 am
Baseball order I know, from my Dad and brother.  The home team gets listed last because it is the team that bats the second half of every inning.  That way, if the visitors have a good finish, the home team can get their dander up and whup them anyway. ;D
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 03, 2011, 07:59:23 pm
Exploring The Bees' back catalogue on Spotify.  Not sure why working on Old Weather should give me the inclination to listen to the Bees ...  ;D
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Post by: Tegwen on August 03, 2011, 08:43:40 pm
Isnt it nice to just check out the back catalogue of a band from a way back. That was exactly what I was doing with JJ Cale. Also did it recently for Los Lobos. You keep coming up with bands that arent on my radar. Will give the Bees a listen. They might be apt!!

I am currently listening to the BBC 2s 3 hour programme of highlights of the Cambridge Folk festival. Home Service specially reformed for the occasion. It is good to hear John Tams doing something other than acting as one of Sharpe's Riflemen & singing the theme tune.
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 03, 2011, 09:32:13 pm
I hadn't noticed that was on - I'll have to try and catch some of it on i-Player at the weekend.
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Post by: Tegwen on August 03, 2011, 09:57:02 pm
I might have given the wrong impression. It was BBC Radio 2 not BBC 2. Still well worth a listen.
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 04, 2011, 02:24:40 pm
That's OK - I'd assumed Radio 2.  I'm not a huge folk fan, but I they seem to use the term in its broadest sense at Cambridge and I'm sure there will be music I'll enjoy in a whole three hours!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on August 04, 2011, 03:01:06 pm
Overall a slightly frustrating programme as there was only one track or occasionally two from each featured artist, but what a list of artists. Pentangle, Richard Thompson, Raul Malo, Robert Cray, Chris Wood, Justin Townes Earle etc.

Also I love Mike Harding from the days when he was a comedian but his interview style is hardly probing, not that I want to hear artists grilled on a programme like this.

I am not sure what Cambridge's definition of folk is but I agree with you that it is broad. 
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 04, 2011, 08:01:47 pm
I know what you mean - I usually end up feeling like that about Glastonbury.  There are lots of bands I'd like to hear more of, but apart from the headliners and a few more big names, you just get one or two songs which are inevitably their big hits that you know already!
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Post by: Doug Nelson on August 09, 2011, 05:29:56 am
I'm listening to Hawaiian Slack-Key. My favorite is John Keawe.
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Post by: tastiger on August 09, 2011, 09:54:10 pm
Unutursun by Sertab Erener
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Post by: DJ_59 on August 10, 2011, 01:00:16 am


Jaga Jazzist - Book Of Glass.

Thursdaynext: If all else fails you can always go to Amazon and listen to the sound clips of their songs, but there are a lot of other ways to hear them.  Do you have access to Pandora from that side of the pond?  You can start a channel for any band you want, pretty much, and you'll hear a lot of their stuff and a lot of music that sounds good with it.  Nice way to get a feel for the bands that are playing the festival.

Doug: Welcome aboard, first of all, and props for good taste.  Slack-Key is amazing, as is Keawe.  I like Raymond Kane and Sonny Chillingworth quite a bit, too. 
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Post by: Lancsgreybeard on August 10, 2011, 08:08:17 am
Not at the moment, but last night "The Flea" Goon Show 20 December, 1956 which contained the classic

What is a navy?
Why it's an army completely surrounded by sea
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Post by: Kathy on August 10, 2011, 02:47:28 pm
The sound of the rain on the tin roof of the cabin we are staying in , again ;D  Today there is thunder as well.  Not even the loons are out on the lake in this  :P

Ta

Kathy
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on August 10, 2011, 03:00:05 pm
Aw, poor baby.
It's been chucking it down, here. A couple of doves have been doing something I've never seen before. Perched on the greenhouse roof; listing to port and lifting and spreading starboard wing; then repeating for the other side. As if they are showering under their arms.
The loons won't need to take a shower, with the bathing facilities there.
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 10, 2011, 06:53:51 pm

Thursdaynext: If all else fails you can always go to Amazon and listen to the sound clips of their songs, but there are a lot of other ways to hear them.  Do you have access to Pandora from that side of the pond?  You can start a channel for any band you want, pretty much, and you'll hear a lot of their stuff and a lot of music that sounds good with it.  Nice way to get a feel for the bands that are playing the festival.


I haven't heard of Pandora - but I have discovered Spotify in the last few weeks!  I think this is going to save me lots of money as so far I'm finding that the tracks being played on the radio are generally the only good tracks on the album (with a few exceptions!)
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Post by: szukacz on August 12, 2011, 02:29:51 pm
Deep Forest  Album:Pacifique
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Post by: DJ_59 on August 13, 2011, 04:52:09 am


Currently: Look Blue Go Purple - Safety In Crosswords.

I've still never tried Spotify.  Not even 100% sure what it is.  I'll have to check it out.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on August 13, 2011, 07:18:46 pm
I'm just using Spotify in its simplest form - the free version, with the adverts.  I'm finding it useful to listen to an album before deciding whether or not to buy it - I'm afraid I'm very 20th century, and I like to have a CD.  Even when I've downloaded music I like to burn it to a CD.  The downside of Spotify for me is that you don't get the excitement of unwrapping your brand new CD, and playing it for the very first time with most of the tracks being new to you.
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Post by: szukacz on August 16, 2011, 07:11:14 pm
Leonard Cohen ...
... but the mutation of voice  :)

Famous Blue Raincoat

Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Rufus Wainwright's cover of Hallelujah for the Shrek soundtrack = Incredible voice control.
Well, probably the best beautiful performance?
Cohen, however, perhaps?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on August 16, 2011, 08:59:00 pm
I'm just using Spotify in its simplest form - the free version, with the adverts.  I'm finding it useful to listen to an album before deciding whether or not to buy it - I'm afraid I'm very 20th century, and I like to have a CD.  Even when I've downloaded music I like to burn it to a CD.  The downside of Spotify for me is that you don't get the excitement of unwrapping your brand new CD, and playing it for the very first time with most of the tracks being new to you.

I was thinking fondly of the old days when you'd bring a (vinyl) album home, open it, and spend the evening listening to it, while reading the liner notes...  Exciting indeed.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on August 17, 2011, 08:08:54 pm
Ah, yes ... those were the days - now you're really taking me back!  (Then I'd play it over and over till I knew all the words of every song.)
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 17, 2011, 08:54:38 pm
Checking out "Diamond Mine" by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins.  I love the track "Bats in the Attic" which I've heard quite a bit on the radio, now seeing if the rest of the (Mercury-nominated) album will grow on me!  (Keith, if you don't know it already, this could be right up your street.)
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Post by: szukacz on August 17, 2011, 09:03:55 pm
 Video for OW funs! 5*
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bubble (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=M-Lr0igwLIY&vq=medium)
Just brilliant  thx
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Post by: CHommel on August 17, 2011, 09:38:03 pm
Ah, yes ... those were the days - now you're really taking me back!  (Then I'd play it over and over till I knew all the words of every song.)

Exactly.  Those were the days...
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 17, 2011, 09:44:55 pm
Video for OW funs! 5*
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bubble (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=M-Lr0igwLIY&vq=medium)
Just brilliant  thx

That is a fantastic video!  Thank you so much for posting the link, szukacz  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on August 17, 2011, 11:10:49 pm
Checking out "Diamond Mine" by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins.  I love the track "Bats in the Attic" which I've heard quite a bit on the radio, now seeing if the rest of the (Mercury-nominated) album will grow on me!  (Keith, if you don't know it already, this could be right up your street.)

That is quite special at first hearing. I did not know anything about them before this and will certainly look out some more by them. Thank you very much. That video is also quite special.

In return can I point you to what I think is a really remarkable single. It is by a newish London band, Babeshadow and is called Days of Old. The You Tube was removed today for some reason but you can listen to it on this site. http://www.babeshadow.com/babeshadow/home.html.
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Post by: Kathy on August 18, 2011, 03:49:53 am
my poor parents - I had (actually I still have it, along with about 25 other 45s and my albums) a 45 of Love Roller Coaster that I played over and over again, while reading The Lord of the Rings

here is a video that is a trip down memory lane in two ways - both the Ohio Players and Midnight Special (which I watched every Saturday night and still remember the theme song  ;D)

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=szgQiitsKAo&vq=medium

There really is something about vinyl  ;)

Kathy
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 18, 2011, 06:53:53 pm

In return can I point you to what I think is a really remarkable single. It is by a newish London band, Babeshadow and is called Days of Old. The You Tube was removed today for some reason but you can listen to it on this site. http://www.babeshadow.com/babeshadow/home.html.

Yes, that is good - it seems to have just had one isolated play by Steve Lamacq on 6Music.  I would have thought it should have had more exposure than that - their plugger can't be working hard enough!
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Post by: Tegwen on August 18, 2011, 10:18:07 pm
Glad you like it. I too have been surprised that it hasnt had more air play. Might just drop Whispering Bob a line.

I first heard it on the Bad Detectives radio programme on Radio Frome. One of the most anarchic programmes I have ever listened to (although I am sure there are more anarchic that I havent listened to!!).

The programme is supposed to go out on Sundays, once per month, but it is also available on the net. It is not at all PC to the point of crudity at times, and I hesitate to recommend it for that reason, but they do play some good music, both old and current.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on August 18, 2011, 10:42:32 pm
Marija Serifovic- Molitva
I'm glad I can across this song! Definitely deserved to win that year.
For users not from Europe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ilu5FeSq3QQ&vq=medium#t=16
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Post by: Kathy on August 19, 2011, 01:11:54 am
I found a song for us -

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=BtRK6W5ECPc&vq=medium

enjoy  ;D

Kathy
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on August 19, 2011, 01:39:08 am
Yep!  Found another version with more verses; much as I do like Pete Seeger, these are more sailing than fishing. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Ak4cSiTOq9k

Doesn't have any video, though.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on August 22, 2011, 04:34:05 am


CURRENTLY LISTENING TO CONVOLUTIONS, BY THE JAN MARTENS FRUSTRATION... CRANKED UP VERY VERY LOUD!!! 

WHAT???

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Post by: Caro on August 22, 2011, 08:21:47 pm
Having a prog rock moment ....
Velvet Green by Jethro Tull  ;D
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Post by: DJ_59 on August 23, 2011, 03:18:43 am

Ooo, great tune.  Now I need to hear it.  Immediately if not sooner.

... Currently: Jethro Tull - Velvet Green.

Thank you, Caro.
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Post by: Helen J on August 24, 2011, 08:33:39 pm
Album  -  The '59 Sound, by Gaslight Anthem.  I heard the title track because Bruce Springsteen joined them at Glastonbury to play it; and have just managed to find a cheap copy in a charity shop.  Great energetic rock.
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Post by: CHommel on August 24, 2011, 08:57:02 pm
Gaslight Anthem is an interesting group--they have very Springsteen-like elements to their music.

C.
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 24, 2011, 09:02:30 pm
Yeah, I quite like Gaslight Anthem, too, what I've heard of them.
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Post by: Lancsgreybeard on August 25, 2011, 10:33:58 am
This is circulating as a hoax, whatever it is quite brilliant
lgb
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/incredible-music-machine.shtml
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on August 25, 2011, 12:15:37 pm
Not quite so rhythmical:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=w4y272NI7J8&vq=medium
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Post by: szukacz on August 25, 2011, 01:43:49 pm
Unusual instruments, but musicians great.!

He may be crazy but ....
Ozzy - 'Dreamer' (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=PMLO2n_V1cw&vq=small) , 'Mama I'Coming Home' (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=dvNXF7aGP2s&vq=medium)
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on August 28, 2011, 04:21:06 am
Australian Pink Floyd, on PBS.

I get overstimulated if I watch all the lasers and stuff, but listening to this cover band reminds of just how very good Pink Floyd was.  Excellent music. :)
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Post by: szukacz on August 29, 2011, 07:25:36 pm
New or old? (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=pSK-1guFLDk&vq=medium)
Unforgettable Galaxy Radio. 8)
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 29, 2011, 08:15:57 pm
Muse - Origin of Symmetry.  So no danger of me nodding off over my log book!  ;D
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Post by: CHommel on August 30, 2011, 03:33:47 pm
The Flaming Lips: "Fight Test," "Do You Realize?"

Do not be turned away by the first few moments of some of their songs, which are often weird and somewhat off-putting. 
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Post by: Thursday Next on August 31, 2011, 06:56:41 pm
"Do You Realize" is one of my all-time favourite songs - I want to have it played at my funeral!
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Post by: tastiger on August 31, 2011, 11:05:04 pm
Angel by Mika Newton
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on September 02, 2011, 11:19:35 am
BBC Radio4
A programme about bees. They've just been explaining the "Bee Dance": how a bee how a communicates the direction and distance of a good supply of nectar and honey. Not easy on radio.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013r2gv
It may have a "listen again" option, after broadcast.

Sorry. It hasn't.
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Post by: sean0118 on September 02, 2011, 01:30:21 pm
Muse - Origin of Symmetry.  So no danger of me nodding off over my log book!  ;D

Thanks thursdaynext, I had heard lots about them but had never really got around to listening to them. Just 'borrowed' two albums from my sister, they sound good!  ;)

Also, I have to add A Secret Place by Megadeth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6B6afWqjSwQ&vq=small
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Post by: Tegwen on September 03, 2011, 09:03:32 pm
BBC Radio4
A programme about bees. They've just been explaining the "Bee Dance": how a bee how a communicates the direction and distance of a good supply of nectar and honey. Not easy on radio.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013r2gv
It may have a "listen again" option, after broadcast.

Sorry. It hasn't.

Mrs Tegwen and I have watched it happening. Great to see, although the bees dont like their frames being out in the open for too long so you cant watch it for long.
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Post by: Caro on September 04, 2011, 03:17:38 pm
Senor Mouse by Gary Burton and Chick Corea  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=jmW4ShXnywo&vq=small#t=47
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on September 04, 2011, 03:39:42 pm
Tour de force; but no Milt Jackson.
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Post by: Caro on September 04, 2011, 04:02:52 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vyTS7uzVM6A&vq=medium#t=28  ;)
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on September 04, 2011, 05:31:54 pm
I'll see your Milt Jackson and raise you Lionel Hampton (with Uncle Tom cameo).
I used to have a recording of this (same speed) with a small group so there was nowhere to hide.
(Spot the Peanut Vendor.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=jJwyoIUTmp8&vq=large
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Post by: Tegwen on September 10, 2011, 09:41:15 pm
A blast from the past.

John Kay's "Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes". (1971 I think) It was his first solo LP during a break from Steppenwolf. It is a mixture of great songs by him and some very special versions of other peoples songs, Patrick Sky's "Many a Mile" and Richard Farina's "Bold Marauder" to name but two. 

I just discovered that some are on U Tube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=BhUkjeMDADg&vq=medium
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=FyoiP3qFTKg&vq=medium#t=15

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Post by: tastiger on September 13, 2011, 01:07:26 am
No one- Maja Keuc

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NNP3nfvoqps&vq=medium
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Post by: CHommel on September 15, 2011, 01:41:19 am
KT Tunstall:  The Dark, and Hymn by Phoebe Snow 

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DBXLSMbsnYg&vq=medium#t=32

Meanwhile, the rain is beating a solid tattoo on the roof.
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Post by: CHommel on September 16, 2011, 02:39:56 am
David Garrett: Rock Symphonies II

Nothing like a little violin to make the transcribing flow...
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Post by: szukacz on September 20, 2011, 08:04:19 pm
So maybe something in the autumn?
Just a little melancholy ...
Andreas Vollenweider - Stella  (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=sthjkqvCEbQ&vq=medium)

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Post by: DJ_59 on September 23, 2011, 12:32:07 am

Murder By Death - Masters in Reverse Psychology

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Post by: Janet Jaguar on September 27, 2011, 02:14:27 am
The Sing-Off, on NBC.  It's a contest among a capella singing groups - and all of them are good!!  A lovely demonstration of a rarely used art form.  During the initial shows, we get to hear 4 groups do their best each hour. :)
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Post by: CHommel on September 30, 2011, 12:06:39 am
The Wanderlust by Flogging Molly
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Post by: tastiger on October 04, 2011, 11:08:49 pm
World is Mine- Hatsune Miku

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DTXO7KGHtjI&vq=medium

Although I admit that her songs are kind of catchy, this is the weirdest Japanese "singer" I've ever seen (you'll see what I mean if you watch the clip).
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Post by: jennfurr on October 04, 2011, 11:39:11 pm
World is Mine- Hatsune Miku

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DTXO7KGHtjI&vq=medium

Although I admit that her songs are kind of catchy, this is the weirdest Japanese "singer" I've ever seen (you'll see what I mean if you watch the clip).

You want weird?  The Leningrad Cowboys with the Red Army Choir doing Sweet Home Alabama - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKD7g56DNN0&list=PL99D5705954EA2193&index=28

The juxtaposition of those three just make my mind more confused than normal!
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Post by: tastiger on October 04, 2011, 11:51:39 pm
World is Mine- Hatsune Miku

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DTXO7KGHtjI&vq=medium

Although I admit that her songs are kind of catchy, this is the weirdest Japanese "singer" I've ever seen (you'll see what I mean if you watch the clip).

You want weird?  The Leningrad Cowboys with the Red Army Choir doing Sweet Home Alabama - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKD7g56DNN0&list=PL99D5705954EA2193&index=28

The juxtaposition of those three just make my mind more confused than normal!

I'll give you that, but at least they're REAL (unlike Hatsune Miku).
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Post by: Caro on October 05, 2011, 02:27:21 pm
Bert Jansch, The Gardener. RIP Bert.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jennfurr on October 05, 2011, 04:16:27 pm
nothing but a quiet house - sleeping baby, sleeping cats, older children at school, husband and 2 year old out for a walk.

Half hour, tops!  :)
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Post by: Tegwen on October 05, 2011, 05:17:27 pm
Bert Jansch, The Gardener. RIP Bert.

Thanks for posting this Caro, I would not have known that he had gone if you hadnt.
The first ever concert I went to was Pentangle in 1970 and I saw him a couple of times since.

He was a true legend.

As you say, RIP Bert.
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Post by: Thursday Next on October 05, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
You actually got to see him?  I twice had tickets but he did not turn up either time, after which I gave up.

I think Gideon Coe is doing a tribute to Bert Jansch on his 6 Music show tonight (9-12) featuring some of his old sessions for the BBC.
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Post by: Caro on October 05, 2011, 07:36:27 pm
Bert performing Black Waterside: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hkX7Q2J7k48&vq=medium#t=94

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/06/bert-jansch-tribute
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Post by: Tegwen on October 05, 2011, 07:59:33 pm
You actually got to see him?  I twice had tickets but he did not turn up either time, after which I gave up.

I think Gideon Coe is doing a tribute to Bert Jansch on his 6 Music show tonight (9-12) featuring some of his old sessions for the BBC.

Yes, I had heard that he was a bit unreliable at one stage, but I saw him while at University then later in Norwich. I also saw Pentangle again at a folk festival during their reunion tour.

I will be playing skittles tonight later, but will try to listen to that Gideon Coe programme. Thanks for letting me know about it.

That version of Black Waterside is fabulous. I just cheered myself up with the "Needle of Death". Still one of the most powerful songs around.

K
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Post by: Tegwen on October 06, 2011, 01:49:53 pm
Gideon Coe's progamme from last night on Radio 6.

It included a wonderful hour of Bert, alone, with Pentangle and others. A really good reminder of how good he was.

You can listen again here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b015gr09

Thanks Su for mentioning it and thanks Bert!

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Post by: szukacz on October 06, 2011, 02:35:42 pm
I Like unplug music ... :)
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Post by: DJ_59 on October 07, 2011, 01:02:51 am

RIP, Bert.  :(

I listened to way too much Bert last night, so right now it's:

Gas Huffer - Crooked Bird. 
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Post by: Geoff on October 16, 2011, 07:47:46 am
I used to listen to a lot of Pentangle and Bert when I was younger - still have a CD around somewhere which I must dust off and add to my iTunes collection.

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Post by: Kathy on October 17, 2011, 03:46:23 am
I went to a concert today and heard the most wonderful group - the Jasper String Quartet.  They have a CD out and you can hear some of their performances on their website.  They are well worth the listen.

Kathy W.
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Post by: jennfurr on October 17, 2011, 04:24:04 am
I went to a concert today and heard the most wonderful group - the Jasper String Quartet.  They have a CD out and you can hear some of their performances on their website.  They are well worth the listen.

Kathy W.

Whoa - they have the travel schedule from hell.  Except they're not coming to California that I can see :(
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on October 20, 2011, 09:37:27 pm
"Landed cricket party"

Just seen (on TV) the lovely Joanna Lumley visiting Corfu where she watched a match between a local team and a touring MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) team. The locals came second; a spokesman explained that the game was introduced by the Royal Navy in the 19th Century. There are now twenty clubs on the island.
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Post by: Thursday Next on October 23, 2011, 07:06:20 pm
I finally gave in to the aggressive marketing strategy employed by Noel Gallagher's record company and bought a copy of his new album.  It is now beginning to grow on me - definitely better than anything Oasis put out in quite some time!
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Post by: CHommel on October 24, 2011, 09:33:58 pm
Bat out of hell by meatloaf  and Robin Bullock's Rosewood Castle album
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Post by: szukacz on October 27, 2011, 11:00:49 am
Just a little play on words  :D
Massive Attack -Weather Storm (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=C9FfbOchsmE&vq=medium#t=24)
A track for meditation :)
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Post by: tastiger on October 29, 2011, 12:08:18 am
7 Deadly Sins- Vocaloid

It's as creepy as it sounds. Well, it is Halloween and all.  :P
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Post by: szukacz on October 29, 2011, 08:32:49 am
Is not that sometimes the world of manga?
If so this is my daughter on the freak at this point.  ;D

I run away ... :)
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on October 29, 2011, 01:56:56 pm
Ah, szukacz,
You are a music lover.  :)

I listened to BBC's From Our Own Correspondent (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b016k89h/From_Our_Own_Correspondent_29_10_2011/). There is a brief report of life on a container ship. It starts around 12 minutes 30 seconds in. Then, around 23.25, there's an explanation of "How the scouser got his name" (Rudyard Kipling style).
I have learned from Caro's example not to rush immediately to the keyboard, but to allow time for the BBC elves to attend to their filing. Thanks Caro.  ;)

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on October 29, 2011, 02:13:04 pm
Here's an early Hallowe'en horror, shortly- 2.30 BST
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/programmes/schedules/fm
Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes". Scared me when I read it. I don't know how they'll get it into one hour.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on October 29, 2011, 02:37:29 pm
my 15 year old daughter loves Manga - she reads many different ones - I didn't know there was music associated with it  ::)

my 13 year old son loves dubstep - I myself have not given it a listen  ;D

Kathy
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Post by: tastiger on October 29, 2011, 04:45:34 pm
my 15 year old daughter loves Manga - she reads many different ones - I didn't know there was music associated with it  ::)

Well Vocaloid isn't exactly Manga, it's more of a band with manga themes. It's hard to explain; here's the song for envy that hopefully explains it better:

The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka - Megurine Luka
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Sg1mwobY-B8&vq=medium
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Post by: szukacz on October 29, 2011, 04:52:31 pm
 :)
But this movie I like.
Howl's Moving Castle
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on October 29, 2011, 04:56:00 pm
:)
But this movie I like.
Howl's Moving Castle

Aw man, I never saw that! I wish I could of...
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on October 29, 2011, 05:49:32 pm
we have just about every Miyazaki movie made - My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, etc.  The artwork in these movies is amazing!  I love the stories also, music - the whole package.

Kathy
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Post by: jennfurr on October 29, 2011, 05:52:27 pm
my 15 year old daughter loves Manga - she reads many different ones - I didn't know there was music associated with it  ::)

my 13 year old son loves dubstep - I myself have not given it a listen  ;D

Kathy

Has your daughter read the stories on http://www.ladystar.net/ ?  There's also a newly released e-book on amazon about her.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on October 29, 2011, 06:00:13 pm
no, she says she hasn't read that one, but I think she will now  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on October 29, 2011, 06:02:48 pm
we have just about every Miyazaki movie made - My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, ...

I've been looking for that movie! I couldn't remember the name of it which really bugged me...
From what I remember, there is quite a bit of blood in that movie. I'm surprised it's rated PG. :o
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Post by: DJ_59 on October 29, 2011, 06:32:36 pm
My youngest daughter, Karlie (21), was a huge manga fan when she was younger.  She's an artist and she draws her own characters and stories, or used to.  She was totally thrilled by Japanese art, music and culture.  Her focus has changed now.  She obsesses on her boyfriend instead. 

Currently listening to...

Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on October 29, 2011, 06:36:46 pm
That is not Spirited Away, but rather Princess Mononoke or perhaps Nausicaa of the Valley of the WindPrincess Mononoke is quite violent - Spirited Away could be scary for a child.

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on October 29, 2011, 06:50:12 pm
That is not Spirited Away, but rather Princess Mononoke or perhaps Nausicaa of the Valley of the WindPrincess Mononoke is quite violent - Spirited Away could be scary for a child.

Kathy

Actually, I'm pretty sure it was Spirited Away. I was referring to the scene where the dragon/spirit of the river/boy (can't remember his name) was badly injured (I think it's near the end).

Or maybe there was barely any blood; it's been a long time since I've seen it. :P
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on October 29, 2011, 07:05:50 pm
I had forgotten about that part - where the paper cranes attack the boy when he is in dragon form - yes, that part is kinda bloody, but it is nothing compared to Princess Mononoke or Nausicaa - over all, I think Spirited Away is scary for a young child because of the parents and the monsters -

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on October 29, 2011, 07:35:32 pm
I had forgotten about that part - where the paper cranes attack the boy when he is in dragon form - yes, that part is kinda bloody, but it is nothing compared to Princess Mononoke or Nausicaa - over all, I think Spirited Away is scary for a young child because of the parents and the monsters -

Kathy

Yeah, those parts are kind of bad too.  :o
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on October 30, 2011, 07:18:00 pm
As a parent I had a lot of questions about Manga, Anime and the other subgenres.  It often seemed to be about making very young characters look trampy.  I'm no prude, but I didn't want my little girls getting the wrong idea, so I kind of became the Manga Grinch.
Yes, daddy became Big Brother, censoring and removing some of that stuff from the house.  Mean old man.


Listening to: Firesign Theatre - I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on October 30, 2011, 09:16:01 pm
we used to hear all the time about how everyone else got to see that movie, watch that TV show, listen to that group, etc.  I would just say I was not anyone else's mother and if I were, then they would not be allowed to watch, listen, see, etc.  ;D

We started with My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service - and now I would add Ponyo as a very sweet, beautiful intro to the genre.

Firesign - wow, that is a blast from the past!  :o

Kathy
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Post by: DJ_59 on October 30, 2011, 09:22:21 pm

They're still around, still making albums.  Still brilliant, too.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on November 04, 2011, 05:09:46 pm
Root Beer Rag by Billy Joel

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=mKrd0lv_p1c&vq=medium
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Post by: DJ_59 on November 07, 2011, 07:13:19 am

Procol Harum - Whiskey Train.
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Post by: Bunting Tosser on November 13, 2011, 03:01:29 am
I've just had the ... erm ... interesting experience of hearing/watching Lou Reed singing with Metallica on the Jools Holland show. It will probably be available on the iplayer. The good thing about that is that it can be fast forwarded.
On the other hand, there was part one of a bio of George Harrison which was well worth watching.
Following that there was a bunch of "cover versions" of Beatles' numbers; some better than others.
Buddy Rich big band "Norwegian Wood" was good, old film of mini skirts likewise, but then there was Richie Havens with "Here comes the sun". He ably demonstrated that it's not easy to improve on a Beatles' composition. I have to say that it didn't sound any worse after he'd broken a string.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on November 14, 2011, 06:43:25 am

That's a shame.  The studio version he did a thousand years ago was pretty good, though that's very subjective.  I could never listen to full albums of his, though.  Exhausting.  Remember Electric Flag?  I liked Richie in that band. 


Currently: Be Bop Deluxe - Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on November 21, 2011, 04:45:13 pm
Rushed out excitedly this morning to get the new Kate Bush album on the day of release, as I love the single so much - can't remember when I last did that!  As expected none of the other tracks are very immediate, so I'll need to listen at least 25 times before I can tell you what I think of it!  :D
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Post by: Caro on November 21, 2011, 05:03:56 pm
Ah. That's on my Christmas list.  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on November 23, 2011, 05:29:00 pm
Is not technology can be beautiful and fascinating?
v12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=3YfTtGCsiD8&vq=large)
Also worth a listen!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on November 23, 2011, 05:51:19 pm
you engineering types are so, well, odd - over 1200 hours of work just to build the little engine that could?  why?  :P
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on December 03, 2011, 04:51:31 pm
A small quiz  ;)
Who remembers cookie monster?  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on December 03, 2011, 05:01:32 pm
cookie! cookie! cookie!  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on December 03, 2011, 05:56:07 pm
Daughter of Evil- Rin Kagamine
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=q46Osg9C4pA&vq=medium

Everyone has their own opinion on this. I think it's good, but my dad thinks it sounds like cats.  :P
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on December 03, 2011, 05:59:03 pm
Me, too.
There was a brief Radio 4 bio about the real Zoot the other day.
After one of his gigs we went for a meal and he came in and sat at the next table. We remarked (quite loudly amongst ourselves) that we'd really enjoyed the music at the club two doors away, but he didn't flinch. So we decided to leave him to enjoy his glasses of supper in peace.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on December 03, 2011, 09:15:07 pm
Is not technology can be beautiful and fascinating?
v12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=3YfTtGCsiD8&vq=large)
Also worth a listen!
8)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on December 09, 2011, 06:11:07 pm
Until you cried
 :'(
Amazing really amazing.
Simply beautiful ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tZ46Ot4_lLo&vq=medium
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on December 09, 2011, 06:27:11 pm
huh, if he doesn't think he sings well, I'd like to know who he thinks does.  I heard a few pitch problems -  ;D - probably nerves, but wow, what a great tone and timbre -

and yes, I cried....Darn you szukacz for that!  :P

Kathy
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on December 12, 2011, 03:52:41 am

Sounds like I need to hear that.

Currently: Thee Michelle Gun Elephant - Black Tambourine. 

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on December 18, 2011, 04:43:52 pm
I've got the Phil Spector Christmas album on in a desperate attempt to feel festive - unfortunately it doesn't seem to be working!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on December 24, 2011, 03:22:53 pm
King's College Cambridge - Nine Lessons & Carols
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_radio_fourfm
details:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/stations/radio4
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on December 24, 2011, 04:16:32 pm
King's College Cambridge - Nine Lessons & Carols
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_radio_fourfm
details:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/stations/radio4

Me too!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on December 24, 2011, 04:41:03 pm
King's College Cambridge - Nine Lessons & Carols
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_radio_fourfm
details:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/stations/radio4

Me too!

Did you notice how long the conductor made them hold the last note in "The Lamb"? Seven seconds!
Our choirmaster has never got more than 5 seconds. (That's a lo o ong time, in a 17 second line, for a pipe smoker.)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on December 24, 2011, 06:16:48 pm
Well these are the pro's - if they can't do it, no-one can.  I'm usually glad just to be somewhere around the right note myself ....
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on December 26, 2011, 04:21:41 pm
Last play for this year of my Christmas compilation - I do love some of the songs on it and wish they weren't seasonal, so I keep repeating "Sister Winter" by Sufjan Stevens because it's 11 months before I will hear it again!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on January 05, 2012, 06:56:38 pm
Radio news item:
Edinburgh raising funds for a statue to a mascot who (when animal mascots were banned) was promoted to the rank of private soldier:

http://wojtek-soldierbear.weebly.com/

Seems to have been a remarkable creature.
Is he known in Poland, Szukacz?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on January 05, 2012, 07:32:18 pm
Radio news item:
Edinburgh raising funds for a statue to a mascot who (when animal mascots were banned) was promoted to the rank of private soldier:

http://wojtek-soldierbear.weebly.com/

Seems to have been a remarkable creature.
Is he known in Poland, Szukacz?

Quote
It was during this period, under a constant barrage of enemy fire, when Wojtek fulfilled his duty as a true soldier. He had observed his comrades who continually loaded and unloaded heavy shells and boxes with ammunition.  At one moment the bear walked toward a supply truck on his hind legs, stretched out his paws and waited for the soldiers to give him something to carry.  To their amazement, Wojtek effortlessly lifted a heavy box of ammunition and carried it from one truck to another and returned for more.  Filled with enthusiasm, the bear marched day after day and carefully carried vital supplies until the Polish soldiers took Monte Cassino.  Astonishingly, Wojtek was so careful that he never dropped a single shell, food sack or box with ammunition.
Unlike some ...
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on January 05, 2012, 08:42:48 pm
A very interesting story. ;D
I have never heard of Wojtek, and this story should be in the book to learn history.
Unfortunately, during 45 years of Soviet occupation of Polish soldiers fighting on the western front were often presented as traitors or spies, who want to overthrow the socialist authorities. And these stories were never aired. >:(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on January 05, 2012, 09:48:01 pm
A very interesting story. ;D
I have never heard of Wojtek, and this story should be in the book to learn history.
Unfortunately, during 45 years of Soviet occupation of Polish soldiers fighting on the western front were often presented as traitors or spies, who want to overthrow the socialist authorities. And these stories were never aired. >:(
He was copying the bravery and endurance of his companions. It is a pity these things are not known.**
I used to work with a Polish lady who, with her ten year old son, walked (at least some of the way) from somewhere in Siberia to somewhere in (then) India before getting a ship to England. She would never say more than that.
** Ireland is revisiting its past:
http://www.anhourago.eu/show.aspx?l=49583436&d=504
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jil on January 12, 2012, 02:32:55 pm
BBC Radio 4 Afternoon play - Erebus.

About the ill-fated attempt to find the North West Passage by HMS Erebus in 1845. It is making me feel rather chilly!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0196td4
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on January 12, 2012, 03:04:17 pm
Sounds interesting - I may try and catch that on iPlayer later.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on January 17, 2012, 10:40:42 pm
Well, they released Oliver a few weeks ago, so I'm listening to some of his songs. Here's one of them:

Oliver- Scarborough Fair

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=09bh_9cFT2M&vq=medium#t=11
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: sean0118 on January 18, 2012, 02:25:12 am
100 Famous Rock Guitar Riffs  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=pNq94ZaZ0Yk&vq=small
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Danny252 on January 18, 2012, 03:51:44 pm
Railroadradio.net's Vancouver, WA feed (live RR radio communications) - They're having great fun with snow today (I heard from someone I know up there that 9 inches of snow had just "appeared" outside their house). Yes, I'm a geek!

http://www.railroadradio.net/content/view/40/137/
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on January 18, 2012, 09:30:46 pm
Hey, my husband reads train schedules for the 20s and wanted a Thomas Cook European Timetable (which he got  ;D ) - Train guys are not geeks - they are some of the coolest folks around!

Kathy W.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on January 18, 2012, 09:46:38 pm
and watching on TV, BBC2 Planet Hunters.
Photos of Arfon, Chris and Stuart:
http://www.planethunters.org/who_we_are#Lintott

I didn't see earlier programmes, but it seems that viewers were invited to examine records of variations in light signals from space and spot diminutions in brightness that would suggest a planet passing across the face of a star.
One instance was observed. It recurred every 90 "days" (although I'm not sure what was the measure of the days*) and was reported by several people. It has been named after the first and second who responded and henceforth is to be known as "Threppleton-Holmes b" ("a" is reserved for the sun). I haven't seen the spelling so it's my educated guess as it doesn't yet appear on Wiki.  :P

*Silly me. It would be "our" day. :-[
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on January 21, 2012, 08:52:48 pm
The Essential Leonard Cohen. 

Sometimes too dark, his music just seeps into your soul.  Be forewarned.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on January 22, 2012, 11:23:05 am
I love Leonard Cohen - did you know he has a new album coming out in a few weeks?  I have heard the single several times on BBC 6Music, and it's a real classic Leonard Cohen song (The Darkness) so I'm looking forward to hearing the album.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on January 29, 2012, 01:22:52 pm
The new Leonard Cohen album is being streamed at:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/jan/23/leonard-cohen-old-ideas-stream?fb=optOut

I don't know if it's available worldwide, nor how long it will be available there.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on January 29, 2012, 02:48:18 pm
On the one hand it is a pity that a woman robbed him,
but on the other thanks to her, Leonard continues to record new songs.
 ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on January 29, 2012, 04:16:44 pm
Now listening to Jarvis Cocker on BBC 6Music http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ptsjd as he will be featuring an interview with Leonard Cohen later in the show.

I knew he'd lost most of his money, but didn't know how it had happened.  I'd've thought the royalties from "Hallelujah" alone would provide a comfortable income!

Edit: I'd highly recommend the above programme to any Leonard Cohen fan if you can access it on iPlayer.  Most of the two hours is given over to his music, tracks from the new album, an archive session from 1968, and some cover versions of his songs.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on February 09, 2012, 06:50:17 pm

Listening to:

Gary Graffman and the NY Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No 2 In c, Op. 18 - Adagio Sostenuto.

I'm just getting around to really listening to Rachmaninoff, so this was new to me.  And imagine my surprise when, at about the 10:20 mark, I heard the piano turnaround from Eric Carmen's "All By Myself".  Note for note, but done with the string section.  Wow.  That Rachmaninoff guy just blatantly ripped poor Eric Carmen off!  (cough)  ::) 

Wonder if Carmen was sued for that.



Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on February 10, 2012, 03:32:42 pm
Just like Barry Manilow sued Chopin?
 :P
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on February 12, 2012, 05:21:30 pm
Archive on 4 - Lost Voices of the Suffragettes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bw7hv

Archive recordings made in the 1970s of interviews with suffragettes.  An opportunity to hear first hand, and sometimes harrowing, testimony.  I heard the original broadcast yesterday evening, but am taking the opportunity to listen a second time as I found it so fascinating.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on February 12, 2012, 05:34:26 pm
Archive on 4 - Lost Voices of the Suffragettes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bw7hv

Archive recordings made in the 1970s of interviews with suffragettes.  An opportunity to hear first hand, and sometimes harrowing, testimony.  I heard the original broadcast yesterday evening, but am taking the opportunity to listen a second time as I found it so fascinating.

Yes, I second this recommendation - I heard it yesterday, and thought it was extremely interesting and informative - and moving at times.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on February 18, 2012, 08:11:21 pm
Archive on 4 - Attention all shipping - an hour long programme on the shipping forecast, on BBC Radio 4.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on February 18, 2012, 08:51:37 pm
Archive on 4 - Attention all shipping - an hour long programme on the shipping forecast, on BBC Radio 4.

Me, too!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on February 18, 2012, 09:07:06 pm
Archive on 4 - Attention all shipping - an hour long programme on the shipping forecast, on BBC Radio 4.
Said to be coming soon to an iplayer near you.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01c6kr7
Hey!
Your French onion got a mention! About 20 minutes in, give or take a minute. (I was driving.)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on February 18, 2012, 09:09:43 pm
I was waiting for Carol Ann Duffy's poem - Prayer - but they didn't use it.  If you want to read it for yourself, here it is:
http://poem-of-the-week.blogspot.com/2009/05/prayer-by-carol-ann-duffy.html
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on February 19, 2012, 11:48:45 am
They didn't use the Blur song either, another missed opportunity.  Presumably available on Spotify for anyone interested who is not already familiar with "This is a Low" (not sure what the original album was, but definitely on "Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur").
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 22, 2012, 07:53:18 am
I am in the weeks went back to: Ultravox, The Bolshoi, Sisters of Mercy, Peter Murphy, The Police, Duran Duran,Toto,Foreigner
One song one hit....

...
  Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone  -a artist please choose yourself ...(Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, Lenny Kravitz, Lighthouse Family +100..+1000???)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on February 22, 2012, 01:34:08 pm
I am in the weeks went back to: Ultravox, The Bolshoi, Sisters of Mercy, Peter Murphy, The Police, Duran Duran,Toto,Foreigner
One song one hit....

...
  Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone  -a artist please choose yourself ...(Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, Lenny Kravitz, Lighthouse Family +100..+1000???)
Striking number. Always seems a bit "edgy" with solo, unaccompanied vocal start. I know that in a recording studio the singer would have ear-pieces to secure the pitch, but I once heard it at a concert when the singer (wish I could remember who) just kicked off without any obvious guide from the band. Really impressive.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on February 22, 2012, 04:01:39 pm
I love that song -

enjoy -

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tIdIqbv7SPo&vq=medium

ta
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 24, 2012, 11:35:05 am
 ;)
something of a country with slanted eyes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=rb8BpdoVdl8&vq=medium
rgds
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=VSrAJsWvEIc&vq=medium 
Amazing, amazing amazing ... I have no words :'(
The dream never dies
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: sean0118 on February 24, 2012, 12:42:12 pm
In the mood for a pirate song?  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=jDT-WwKzg2Y&vq=medium#
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on February 24, 2012, 12:45:36 pm
That is somebody with way too much time on his/her hands  ;D
but, it is very cool!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 24, 2012, 12:52:40 pm
ACTA kill HIM !!!! RUN  ;D
Extra 5* Nice hardware

hardware? http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Kks6LZu8k_U&vq=medium
One men one??? instrument? Performance of a so-so, but the instrument ...

but I like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9fAZIQ-vpdw&vq=medium
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on February 24, 2012, 01:23:28 pm
Cowboy Junkies' latest " The Wilderness".

It is on their website for one day only as a "listening party" promotion. http://latentrecordings.com/cowboyjunkies/

I used to love them so much in the 80s. IMHO they lost it a bit more recently but at first listening this is glorious. Back to their old style.

Enjoy
K

PS. One word of warning. One song has a title with the F word and it features very strongly in the song itself. Unnecessary in my view as it spoils an otherwise good song. I hope this is the best way to prevent any offence. If the moderators feel that even this warning is not enough, please do remove this post as I dont want to offend, but just want to share this otherwise great music.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on February 24, 2012, 01:26:15 pm
;)
something of a country with slanted eyes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=rb8BpdoVdl8&vq=medium
rgds
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=VSrAJsWvEIc&vq=medium 
Amazing, amazing amazing ... I have no words :'(
The dream never dies


It's surprising what can be achieved with everyday items, sometimes worthwhile.
You've probably seen this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=XKRj-T4l-e8&vq=medium

Or if you prefer an automated version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=_XPfoFZYso8&vq=small

And I have never seen the like of this:
http://www.youtube.com/embed/DtWqOyFcMwU?eurl=unknown&html5=1&autoplay=1&vq=medium
Do you fancy it in a marching band?
(It would be good exercise for your poorly hand, Kathy W.)

As for the singing ... I have words but good manners make me keep them to myself.  ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 24, 2012, 01:47:08 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Glasses, did not survive!
And cats and dogs from the neighborhood on the trees
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on February 24, 2012, 01:47:42 pm
ACTA kill HIM !!!! RUN  ;D
Extra 5* Nice hardware

hardware? http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Kks6LZu8k_U&vq=medium
One men one??? instrument? Performance of a so-so, but the instrument ...

but I like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9fAZIQ-vpdw&vq=medium

Talk about a one man band.  :o
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 24, 2012, 01:51:02 pm
No, I'm talking about disk drives.
Certainly there is no license for the track.

There are things unique ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Ry4BzonlVlw&vq=large
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on February 24, 2012, 02:16:02 pm

There are things unique ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Ry4BzonlVlw&vq=large

Don't all the musicians look alike?  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on February 28, 2012, 03:26:45 pm
It is several decades since I took an instant dislike to the Hallelujah Chorus (Handel's, in case there's another. Since then, despite my protests I've been obliged to participate.)
Today I discovered the reason: I learned that the libretto is from the Book of Revelation.
However ... I'm now having second thoughts. Handel, arr. Q. Jones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vkbuHu2D_Ro&vq=medium

Mrs B was listening to it and swaying gently (probably the lunchtime sherry).
"Quincy Jones arrangement. Good, isn't it?" said I. "Did you know the words are from Revelation?"
"Yes I knew that." was the reply. "Who composed the music for the original book?"
I had to think for a moment: "I fancy it was Luke the Blessed Musician."

Oh, how we laughed.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: HorusKhan on February 29, 2012, 02:40:17 am
Scatman John - Scatman
AWESOME SONG!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on February 29, 2012, 10:16:23 am
Don't all the musicians look alike?  ;D

Hey, I resemble that!

Currently: Black Sabbath - Supernaut. 



Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on March 04, 2012, 01:21:10 am
and watching: Mighty Ships (originating, I think, on Discovery Channel - made 2008)

"Series 1 - In the first episode the Queen Mary II, the biggest and most expensive ocean liner ever to set sail, comes under the spotlight. A city at sea, she is both a marvel of luxury and engineering; her engines powerful enough to light a city of 250,000 inhabitants, engines that make her the fastest passenger ship in operation."

You know how you've seen references in the logs to "distilling water"? The QM II can distill 1M litres per day (about 250,000 gallons - depending on the size of your gallon). The film showed the bank of filters/screens in the plant. They are about 3 feet by 1.5 feet. When one was removed there was a solid slab of salt about half an inch thick behind it. It was lifted out in one piece.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on March 05, 2012, 04:23:31 am

I'm a Discovery junkie and I missed that.  I'll have to set a TiVo trap for it.  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on March 05, 2012, 04:38:49 am
In that case I'll not issue any other spoilers.

If you get fed up of waiting, I'll try to remember some highlights.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on March 06, 2012, 01:09:13 am
Robin Bullock, Rosewood Castle album
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on March 08, 2012, 12:33:46 pm
Watching, again.
Mighty Ships ... again.
http://www.discoverychannel.ca/Showpage.aspx?sid=13057
"Friday, March 9 2012
2:00 PM (in 1 day, 1 hour, 45 minutes)
MIGHTY SHIPS
HDMS Absalon is a new breed of warship; a stealthy and formidable flexible support combat ship, she patrols the Gulf of Aden, the world's most dangerous shipping route in search of pirates, terrorists and drug runners."

Danish Navy's latest, biggest, (though modest) helicopter frigate. Informative programme, not least because the captain, Captain Rasmussen, joined the navy 20-some years ago as an AB. Not a frequent occurrence. Guns used.

Since the programme was made she has seen further action:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMS_Absalon_(L16)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on March 08, 2012, 08:02:02 pm
New Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on March 11, 2012, 06:38:27 pm

How Can You Be In Two Places At Once (When You're Not Anywhere At All), by the Firesign Theatre. 

My heroes are dropping like flies lately.  The latest is Peter Bergman, the founder of Firesign Theatre.  Very sad.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on March 11, 2012, 09:04:49 pm
BBC 4's Songwriter's Circle, with Steve Earle, Diana Jones and Tom Morello http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dc4xl/Songwriters_Circle_American_Folk/

I turned on the telly just as the last song was playing, so went straight up to the computer and am watching/listening as I transcribe.

Steve Earle is still in fine form, I have seen Diana Jones twice supporting others and she has some great songs. Pony is something very special IMHO. The third chap Morello seems interesting too.

K

PS. As ever they edited out the best Steve Earle song. There is a nice version of Copperhead Road in the clips, that isnt in the programme.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pyvg9
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on March 14, 2012, 05:04:57 pm

I love Steve Earle.  On his first album there's a song called "Someday" that perfectly sums up what life in an isolated small town is like when most people don't even know there's anything more than a freeway exit and a gas station there.  Every time I hear that song I want to escape from my old town all over again.  Just put 'er on that interstate and never look back, as Steve says.

Currently: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Bittersweet Samba.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on March 14, 2012, 05:35:33 pm
Love those guys -

I did just that - I have been back to the town I grew up in once since I graduated from college.  Put it in my rear view and never looked back!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on March 14, 2012, 09:43:02 pm

I love Steve Earle.  On his first album there's a song called "Someday" that perfectly sums up what life in an isolated small town is like when most people don't even know there's anything more than a freeway exit and a gas station there.  Every time I hear that song I want to escape from my old town all over again.  Just put 'er on that interstate and never look back, as Steve says.

Currently: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Bittersweet Samba.

Sounds as if Steve Earle is a favourite amongst moderators and transcribers alike.

I think the way he writes in the first person so often and seems to get really inside the feeling of the person is a big part of what makes his words so special. It works whether the person is a  murderer, musician, mercenary, miner, trucker or terrorist, or anything else.

Letting Spotify choose the Steve Earle tracks as I type, currently his version of Taj Mahal's "6 days on the road". 
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on March 15, 2012, 12:54:06 am

I agree, the first person aspect is fantastic.  He can put you in the person's skin.  And some of the ones that are about things that I've also experienced ring true with me.  It's like he's done all of these things he's writing about.  Some of them creepy.   :-\

Kathy: Bet you felt excitement, relief and dread all rolled up into one fluttering stomach, am I right? 

Currently: Monty Python - Martyrdom of St. Victor.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on March 15, 2012, 02:40:46 am
No dread -

relief and excitement

It is a sad day - I just learned about the death of Michael Hossack, a great drummer for the Doobie Brothers  :(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on March 15, 2012, 06:14:53 am

Yeah, I saw that, too.  :(  Always loved them when I was a kid.  Such a huge live sound, with the two drummers up there.  They showed up in town either on or very near my birthday for several years in a row.  Guess what I always got for my birthday.  I was bummed when Hossack left, but it wasn't hard to get used to Knudsen.  The guy's unreal.  But I still missed Hossack because he could really bash on the rockers.  There's a reason they never did anything like "Without You" after he left.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on March 17, 2012, 02:37:34 am
Watching, again, Mighty Ships (made 2011).
US Coastguard Cutter (750)  Bertholf, operating between Panama and Colombia:
http://www.discoverychannel.ca/episodeList.aspx?sid=13057
You're familiar with Port Watch, Starboard Watch etc., well, with a goodly number of women on board, it sometimes happens that the Bridge is in the hands of the "Chick Watch".
http://www.favupload.com/video/2420/ features at
23.40 Hands to bathe, and at
25.30 some TLR and at
27.00 a waterspout.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on March 17, 2012, 09:46:59 pm
Brown Eyed Girl, by Van Morrison.  Astral Weeks album is up next.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on March 18, 2012, 12:07:51 am
Some 'light' jazz in the background.  (Norah Jones - Anita Baker - Diana Krall)  XM Satellite radio - Watercolours - Channel 66.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on March 18, 2012, 03:08:32 am
Brown Eyed Girl, by Van Morrison.  Astral Weeks album is up next.

Ooo, that is a great transcribing album.  I hadn't thought of that one.  Certain albums just seem to put me in the right kind of trance for that.  Moondance does.  Nilsson Schmilsson, Wish You Were Here, Days of Future Passed, Court & Spark, Crime of the Century, etc..  It just works.  Astral Weeks will be perfect for that.

Currently: Bent Hickory Bluegrass Band - How Mountain Girls Can Love.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on March 20, 2012, 07:53:29 pm
Pete and the Pirates - One Thousand Pictures
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on March 22, 2012, 03:09:17 pm

Morcheba: Trigger Hippie. 



Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on March 29, 2012, 11:32:03 pm
Newsnight - one of the (generally) more earnest news round-up and comment TV programmes has just finished with a couple of clips of Earl Scruggs' work.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on March 30, 2012, 08:01:57 am
Quote
Morcheba: Trigger Hippie. 
The first time I hear this artist. Her voice is phenomenal. Well this week on the ears.  8)
Quote
Pete and the Pirates
I like analog synthesizers :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on April 02, 2012, 06:45:02 pm
This:

(one of my all time favorite guitar licks!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WUdlaLWSVM

also - I heard a group, Black Gold, Sat night - nice rock & roll -

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on April 02, 2012, 07:19:06 pm
Also, bits and pieces from The Commitments soundtrack - what a great movie  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on April 08, 2012, 06:50:50 pm
Radio 4 providing another dollop of hilarity with mention of HMS Lancaster.
BUT FIRST: (to avoid embarrassment) disambiguation:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/images/cache/blue_tit_300_tcm9-139623_v2.jpg
http://www.rspb.org.uk/images/cache/ct_tcm9-139748_v3.jpg
http://www.wildlifeextra.com/resources/listimg/birds/long_tailed_tit_big_brood@large.jpg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f5hp9
Even if you don't find it funny, it is informative. I heartily recommend it; at least the first 6 minutes or so.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on April 11, 2012, 06:04:31 pm
Arnaud - Bugler's Dream

(We here in the States will be hearing this ALOT soon - possibly other parts of the world will be hearing also  ;D )
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on April 14, 2012, 05:49:58 pm
Titanic Days - Kirsty MacColl.  Can't imagine what prompted me to get this album out!  ::)

Maybe there's a parallel universe where the Titanic avoided the iceberg, and Old Weather volunteers are happily transcribing the logs of HMS Titanic, deployed on the Atlantic Patrol?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on April 14, 2012, 08:40:58 pm
On a similar theme - Ship of Dreams, a five part Radio 4 series by Jeanette Winterson.  Not just an account of the events, but a reflection on it by a very creative writer.  Beautifully done.  The first episode is only available for another couple of days.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01g6fnr
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: hilledais on April 15, 2012, 12:07:26 am
Haydn Symphony #90 on CPR.org, Colorado's wonderful National Public Radio station, where you can listen to classical music, news, or what they call new music on line.  Try it sometime.  I'm a classical music lover myself.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on April 15, 2012, 02:44:51 am
I'm listening to WFMT online stream.  It's Chicago's purely classical station that goes crazy-funny every Saturday night, with an hour of Folk Stage at 8pm and The Midnight Special at 9pm to Midnight - "folk music & farce, show tunes & satire, madness & escape." (Chicago time.) 

http://www.midnightspecial.org/splash.htm
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on April 15, 2012, 05:08:41 am
Just "listened" to Arsenic and Old Lac   :D

Hilarious!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on April 19, 2012, 08:35:18 pm
I love having my iPod on shuffle - I just listened to Thriller and now it is Beethoven's Romance for Violin

 ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on April 20, 2012, 09:58:27 am
Up on Cripple Creek, by the Band.

RIP Levon Helm.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on April 20, 2012, 07:22:26 pm
Yes, another sad loss.  The number of RIP's on this thread is becoming quite depressing.  :(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on April 22, 2012, 02:17:12 am

It's overwhelming.  I know Dick Clark was quite old, but we just lost Don Cornelius shortly before, so it felt like Death was working in themes. 


Rickie Lee Jones: Jukebox Fury.

("Polly and I went to the circus - Polly got hit with a rolling pin - We got even with the circus - We bought tickets but we didn't go in.") 
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on April 22, 2012, 02:02:05 pm
American Bandstand, Soul Train, and The Midnight Special - I loved watching each and every one of them - drove my parents crazy  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on April 24, 2012, 11:19:41 am

My mom was into all that, but my dad was sure it was a communist plot.  Everything was a communist plot. 

I loved all three of those, plus In Concert and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. 

Currently: Double Naught Spy Car - Crosseyed San Paku.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on April 24, 2012, 01:06:18 pm
Rock Concert - that was the one I couldn't remember!  :P

Well, for Balance's sake, I did watch Lawrence Welk with my parents -  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on April 24, 2012, 04:32:49 pm

I watched that with my grandparents.  And sometimes Hee Haw.  But Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Bloodrock, Alice Cooper and all the other stuff I really loved as a teen, those were found on In Concert.  I've never seen any of that mentioned again or offered on DVDs, have you?  I'd love to see those full concerts again.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on April 24, 2012, 04:39:16 pm
Oh yes, Hee Haw - we really didn't watch that one - none of us were that into Country -

Apparently, a DVD set is coming out soon -
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on April 24, 2012, 09:26:48 pm

I thought the humor was cornball, and I didn't like country at all back then.  Now I like the classic but do not like the modern "country" that amounts to Journey in tall hats.  I saw a video of an episode recently and it was pretty good, once you got past the stacks of five cent jokes.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 06, 2012, 05:50:37 pm
I'm hoping some of you can give me some recommendations  ;D

One of the reasons I'm supposed not to be spending so much time on OW (like that's working!) is that I am doing some studying.  I need music to study to, and that is not necessarily the same as what I would listen to while working on OW.  I find William Orbit fits the bill perfectly, but my William Orbit CDs are just about done to death now!

What I am looking for is electronic music, fairly ambient, no vocals and not too weird - any suggestions for other artists producing similar music to William Orbit gratefully received!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on May 06, 2012, 06:36:02 pm
 :D :D :D
My favorite type of music.
Tangerine Dream?
Klaus Shulze?
Shiller?
Be sure to listen: Vanderson (Polish composer)!!! necessarily:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=dRzRVKucb4k&vq=medium
And Polish radio dedicated to electronic music (a bit too much Tomita, but still fun to listen to).:
http://www.polskastacja.pl/radiochannel/Klasyka+Muzyki+Elektronicznej.htm
Orbit Of course it is played on the station

 ;D Do not be surprised but I am a child of the ZX Spectrum and C64 Atari 800XL  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 07, 2012, 12:07:41 pm
Thanks for your suggestions, szukacz - I will follow them up and hopefully find some additions to William Orbit!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on May 17, 2012, 07:19:53 am
Hi Janet.
Thanks for the listening tip.
Tried WFMT it's not bad.
Currently listening to
'Through The Night' With Peter Van De Graaff
06:15 UCT , (16:15 in Sydney, Australia.)

Could not get your midnightspecial link to work.
Using http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=4,5,28 (http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=4,5,28)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 17, 2012, 09:06:13 am
Then you may have to listen to it being streamed live on Saturday nights.  They do a live concert Folk Stage - or rerun of those - between 8pm and 9pm and the Midnight Special from 9pm to 12-midnight.  Absolutely totally different from their normal classical music the rest of the week.  Fun.

They do 26 hour-long concerts a year on Folk Stage, for the last 40 years, and save all the good songs in their archive for use in later Midnight special.  Hours of music that was never polished up to be commercial.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on May 20, 2012, 05:56:08 pm
Listening to the shipping forecast - Cromarty had just been mentioned, and the next page of my log came up - and we'd just arrived in Cromarty!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on May 20, 2012, 10:12:32 pm
Listening to the shipping forecast - Cromarty had just been mentioned, and the next page of my log came up - and we'd just arrived in Cromarty!


 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on May 23, 2012, 02:37:29 pm
Ryan Farish
for example:"PacificWind"
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 24, 2012, 07:31:20 pm
I have been meaning to thank you for your recommendations in electronic music - I particularly loved Ryan Farish!  Just perfect music for studying.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 26, 2012, 08:18:49 pm
I have given in - I was going to try and stay away from it this year - but I have weakened.  Yes, I have the Eurovision Song Contest on.  Anyway, the tactical voting might be entertaining later, with the Eurozone crisis maybe putting a strain on some relationships!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 26, 2012, 08:28:04 pm
I have given in - I was going to try and stay away from it this year - but I have weakened.  Yes, I have the Eurovision Song Contest on.  Anyway, the tactical voting might be entertaining later, with the Eurozone crisis maybe putting a strain on some relationships!

I heard that everyone is going to vote for Germany as it's the only country that can afford to pay for staging the event next year.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: studentforever on May 26, 2012, 08:33:23 pm
Surely the home team has an advantage and at least won't have to build another theatre/auditorium and they seem to have lots of money.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 27, 2012, 01:54:12 am
I have given in - I was going to try and stay away from it this year - but I have weakened.  Yes, I have the Eurovision Song Contest on.  Anyway, the tactical voting might be entertaining later, with the Eurozone crisis maybe putting a strain on some relationships!

The pull of the music was too strong, eh?

Wow, this year's Eurovision was pretty good. I'm surprised Russia and Serbia did so well (I didn't really like Serbia's entry), but Russia's was a surprisingly entertaining song. I kind of wish Albania won too, but Sweden was definitely the best entry. What are you guys'/girls' opinions?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 27, 2012, 06:53:45 pm
I think I must be getting old ... I liked the Danish entry best, and I thought the UK deserved to do better than we did.  I am afraid the Albanian entry just seemed like a terrible noise to me!  I can see the Swedish entry was a very strong song, though not my kind of thing.  So I have resolved once more not to watch it next year - but I expect I will.  ::)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on May 27, 2012, 08:10:44 pm
Rather a way from the Eurovision - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a 2 CD set, called 'Anthology'.  Somehow I've managed to miss them until now ....  Can't think what I was doing  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on May 27, 2012, 08:13:45 pm
A friend sent me this from (if I understand correctly) a Ukrainian talent competition.

http://pelapapas.com.mx/htmls/animacion-arena-2.html

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 27, 2012, 08:16:14 pm
Rather a way from the Eurovision - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a 2 CD set, called 'Anthology'.  Somehow I've managed to miss them until now ....  Can't think what I was doing  :D
I'm not sure how a Springsteen fan (which if I remember rightly you are?) would have managed to miss Tom Petty - but since you did, lucky you!  You have a terrific back catalogue to discover!  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on May 27, 2012, 08:50:24 pm
Rather a way from the Eurovision - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a 2 CD set, called 'Anthology'.  Somehow I've managed to miss them until now ....  Can't think what I was doing  :D
I'm not sure how a Springsteen fan (which if I remember rightly you are?) would have managed to miss Tom Petty - but since you did, lucky you!  You have a terrific back catalogue to discover!  ;D

Ah, well, you see I only discovered Springsteen (very well remembered!) about three years ago.  I seem to have a lot of catching up to do!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 28, 2012, 02:20:43 am
If you like Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, allow me to recommend this group to you - the Traveling Wilburys

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cwqhdRs4jyA&vq=medium

Bunts should enjoy this group  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 28, 2012, 02:42:58 am
A friend sent me this from (if I understand correctly) a Ukrainian talent competition.

http://pelapapas.com.mx/htmls/animacion-arena-2.html

Oh yeah, I know of her! If I remember correctly, this was on the Ukranian version of America's Got Talent (but I could be wrong, I'll go look it up). I love her work! Coincidentally, she was also in Eurovision (for Ukraine 2011 as the background art). If I remember correctly, this performance is the depiction of Ukraine WWII before, during, and after. Here's her Eurovision performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=j5tpijqnLuU&vq=medium where she got 4th.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on May 28, 2012, 02:54:59 am
I think I must be getting old ... I liked the Danish entry best, and I thought the UK deserved to do better than we did.  I am afraid the Albanian entry just seemed like a terrible noise to me!  I can see the Swedish entry was a very strong song, though not my kind of thing.  So I have resolved once more not to watch it next year - but I expect I will.  ::)

Nah, I agree with you. I really like Denmark's entry (it was one of the most normal ones  ;D ). I'm surprised they got 23rd, and the UK did deserve better. I can see why the UK did poorly, though, but he didn't deserve 25th. On the bright side, the UK won't have to pay for the Olympics and the ESC 2013.  ;D I think the toughest part of this contest was there wasn't any truly awful entries this year (some iffy ones, but no bad ones.)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on May 28, 2012, 03:35:30 am
If you like Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, allow me to recommend this group to you - the Traveling Wilburys

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cwqhdRs4jyA&vq=medium

Bunts should enjoy this group  ;D

Oh, yes. A couple of heroes in there. Ta.
The haircuts are a bit like my mirror but the beards are more restrained.
The guitar on the otherwise empty chair is a nice touch, but I fear the sugary nature may have Woody Guthrie spinning in his grave.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 28, 2012, 04:59:45 am
You may know this already, so bear with me...

End of the Line was recorded, obviously, before Roy Orbison died and then the video was shot - the rocking chair was for him - its his voice you hear when the rocking chair is featured.

glad you liked it

(TP would be so proud!)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 28, 2012, 09:43:42 am

I love that video.  Roy's death seemed like such a ripoff.  He was just having that big resurgence and he was in demand again.  That video was kind of cathartic. 

Bunts: Woody's probably spinning in his grave about everything that's happened since Dylan played Newport.  :)

Currently listening to: Louis Jordon & His Tympany Five - Have You Got The Gumption?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 28, 2012, 10:26:03 am
I loved the Wilburys. I remember the cynicism about them when they started but I think they really worked and made some great music. They clearly so enjoyed the co-operation and that shows in the music.

Talking of Woody, is everyone aware of Billy Bragg/Wilco's project, Mermaid Avenue. http://www.youtube.com/embed/LPZHvNpFf1o?html5=1&autoplay=1&vq=medium&start=20.

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on May 28, 2012, 11:38:01 am
If you like Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, allow me to recommend this group to you - the Traveling Wilburys

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cwqhdRs4jyA&vq=medium

Bunts should enjoy this group  ;D

Thanks Kathy - that was great!  Another name to add to my list to explore.  I guess they were all people who didn't need to prove anything much any more, so they could just enjoy themselves making music.
I'm heading in your direction on Wednesday (well, past you in fact, over to San Francisco) so I may see whether I can pick up the odd CD in second hand shops - there must be plenty in a city that big!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on May 28, 2012, 07:08:48 pm
The Pentangle -  best of

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=qy8Zw96BbC8&vq=small
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 28, 2012, 10:07:55 pm
Arent they wonderful. Thanks for posting this Ava. K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on May 29, 2012, 12:30:49 am
Hauntingly Beautiful!!  Thanks for the post!!  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on May 29, 2012, 08:00:07 am
Glad you're enjoying it folks.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 29, 2012, 09:37:08 am
They were one of the first bands I saw, around 1970 I think, and I saw them much later during one of their many reunion tours. We also had a long chat on here some time ago about Bert when he died and I was lucky enough to see him live on his own a couple of times. I have also seen Danny Thompson playing bass with others including his namesake Richard Thompson. All truly fine musicians. One of the reasons I love the BBCs translatlantic sessions so much is Danny quietly keeping all under control in the background.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on May 29, 2012, 04:36:37 pm
oh you're lucky indeed. Always wanted to see them live...but missed that boat somehow. I didn't know that Bert Jansch had gone...that's sad.

My bro' is quite a lot older than me - it was he that first brought Pentangle into the house - I fell in love with them straightaway.  We had odd mixtures of music, Pentangle, Dylan, early Genesis, ELP, early Bowie, Gryphon, and Kathleen Ferrier warbling Blow the wind Southerly followed by a dramatic Mahler song.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 29, 2012, 09:43:52 pm
This thread is quite good at keeping people up to date with the latest deaths among our musical heroes. I think the last reported here was Levon Helm of the Band.

Renbourn recently played Bristol with another hero of mine from the same era, Robin Williamson of the Incredible String band. Sadly I was away so couldnt make it, but it is still great to see some of these old heroes.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 30, 2012, 08:22:58 pm
This thread is quite good at keeping people up to date with the latest deaths among our musical heroes. I think the last reported here was Levon Helm of the Band.

Yes, but we are really elitist - we have not marked the passing of Donna Summer or Robin Gibb  :( (though I suppose I have now put that right...)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 30, 2012, 08:28:14 pm
Oh, yes - Stayin Alive is one of the best soundtracks ever!  I'm not ashamed to admit I love disco - so fun to dance to!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 30, 2012, 08:42:01 pm
Have just found my favourite Bee Gees track on Spotify - Odessa - haven't actually heard it for years, though often find I have it as an earworm when working on OW due to the references to "sailing around in the North Atlantic"!  Will have to give the whole album a listen for old times sake, though that will have to wait for another day (time to call it a day and go and feed cats, as ever  ;D )
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on May 31, 2012, 06:29:53 am
Nice one Ava, Go Pentangle.
Unfortunately they did go, OUT,  >:(   :( in a clean up of old tapes not long ago. Bug_er.


Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on May 31, 2012, 01:41:54 pm
Nice one Ava, Go Pentangle.
Unfortunately they did go, OUT,  >:(   :( in a clean up of old tapes not long ago. Bug_er.

Eek!  ??? ???   :o   Poor you!  :'(   Well to mix up the recent messages on this thread let's go for a Bee Gee's comment on this terrible event... 'Tragedy!'
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on May 31, 2012, 10:41:57 pm
Quote
Nice one Ava, Go Pentangle.
Unfortunately they did go, OUT, in a clean up of old tapes not long ago. Bug_er.

Maybe my entry should have been in 'Lost overboard by an idiot'
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on May 31, 2012, 10:54:12 pm
Quote
Nice one Ava, Go Pentangle.
Unfortunately they did go, OUT, in a clean up of old tapes not long ago. Bug_er.

Maybe my entry should have been in 'Lost overboard by an idiot'


Hmmm..you may have a point there!  :-[  ::)   Off to the CD sellers you must go!  :-\
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on June 02, 2012, 05:41:51 am

Allo, shipmates.

Currently listening to: Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Twisting Spy.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on June 14, 2012, 11:54:45 pm
I'm hoping some of you can give me some recommendations  ;D

One of the reasons I'm supposed not to be spending so much time on OW (like that's working!) is that I am doing some studying.  I need music to study to, and that is not necessarily the same as what I would listen to while working on OW.  I find William Orbit fits the bill perfectly, but my William Orbit CDs are just about done to death now!

What I am looking for is electronic music, fairly ambient, no vocals and not too weird - any suggestions for other artists producing similar music to William Orbit gratefully received!

You might like Keith Jarrett's music.  His jazz is not the screechy sort--very nice to listen to.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on June 15, 2012, 12:13:12 am
Tradewinds by Mark-Almond
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 15, 2012, 12:19:19 am
I'm hoping some of you can give me some recommendations  ;D

One of the reasons I'm supposed not to be spending so much time on OW (like that's working!) is that I am doing some studying.  I need music to study to, and that is not necessarily the same as what I would listen to while working on OW.  I find William Orbit fits the bill perfectly, but my William Orbit CDs are just about done to death now!

What I am looking for is electronic music, fairly ambient, no vocals and not too weird - any suggestions for other artists producing similar music to William Orbit gratefully received!

You might like Keith Jarrett's music.  His jazz is not the screechy sort--very nice to listen to.

KJ is great! Totally absorbing  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on June 15, 2012, 04:45:00 am
Been watching (and listening to  ;D ) a documentary on the making of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac - I don't think there is a bad song on that album!

I knew the band was in a messy state during the recording of the album, but I didn't know just how messed up everything was - they made such great music out of all that chaos in their personal lives... :o
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on June 15, 2012, 06:17:36 pm
I'm hoping some of you can give me some recommendations  ;D

One of the reasons I'm supposed not to be spending so much time on OW (like that's working!) is that I am doing some studying.  I need music to study to, and that is not necessarily the same as what I would listen to while working on OW.  I find William Orbit fits the bill perfectly, but my William Orbit CDs are just about done to death now!

What I am looking for is electronic music, fairly ambient, no vocals and not too weird - any suggestions for other artists producing similar music to William Orbit gratefully received!

You might like Keith Jarrett's music.  His jazz is not the screechy sort--very nice to listen to.

Thanks for the recommendation, Carolyn - I will check him out on Spotify!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on June 15, 2012, 07:40:11 pm
Been watching (and listening to  ;D ) a documentary on the making of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac - I don't think there is a bad song on that album!

I knew the band was in a messy state during the recording of the album, but I didn't know just how messed up everything was - they made such great music out of all that chaos in their personal lives... :o

Have lots of Fleetwood Mac and some Stevie Nicks. They were VERY messed up but used it to make VERY good music.

Good sound too! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 16, 2012, 12:51:01 am
The wife.   :(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on June 16, 2012, 01:33:31 am
I'm hoping some of you can give me some recommendations  ;D

One of the reasons I'm supposed not to be spending so much time on OW (like that's working!) is that I am doing some studying.  I need music to study to, and that is not necessarily the same as what I would listen to while working on OW.  I find William Orbit fits the bill perfectly, but my William Orbit CDs are just about done to death now!

What I am looking for is electronic music, fairly ambient, no vocals and not too weird - any suggestions for other artists producing similar music to William Orbit gratefully received!

You might like Keith Jarrett's music.  His jazz is not the screechy sort--very nice to listen to.

Thanks for the recommendation, Carolyn - I will check him out on Spotify!

KJ's Koln concert is still one of my all-time favorite albums.   
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 16, 2012, 10:18:44 am
I totally agree C.Hommel- it's a wonderful piece of music making. I wish I'd been there.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on June 17, 2012, 03:35:10 pm

Keith Jarrett is incredible.  I remember selling a huge stack of albums to buy that box set of 10 LPs he came out with in 1978 (the Sun Bear Concerts) and listening over and over for about a month without listening to much else.  Mesmerizing stuff.  My only problem with Jarrett is his insistence on grunting, whooping and semi-singing the notes he's playing, which shows up on about a quarter of his recordings.  It's annoying and I can't imagine why any producer allowed it.  I've read critiques that say it's what makes him unique, but I think that has more to do with the fact that his piano voicings are completely and wonderfully wacko.  Like an ADHD version of Art Tatum.  I totally agree with Carolyn about the Koln Concert.  He does a lot of the singing and whooping and gasping on that, too, but it seems right on that album.  That performance was magical. 

Currently: Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns - Free, Single And Disengaged.



Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 20, 2012, 09:23:12 am
http://www.highlandfm.org.au/ (http://www.highlandfm.org.au/) My local community radio station.
Wednesday.
Try streaming live 18:00 AEST (+10UTC)
Mistrals Gallery. Its folk music from around the world, mainly Australia, Ireland, UK and Canada.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on June 21, 2012, 01:02:13 am
http://www.highlandfm.org.au/ (http://www.highlandfm.org.au/) My local community radio station.
Wednesday.
Try streaming live 18:00 AEST (+10UTC)
Mistrals Gallery. Its folk music from around the world, mainly Australia, Ireland, UK and Canada.


Neat! Just heard your morning news at 10A  It's 8:00P here in Niagara Falls, New York USA (West end of the state.)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 21, 2012, 01:16:04 am
Hi Dmaschen (what ever your first name is)
Greetings from Bowral, NSW,  DownUnderLand.

Fridays 09:00 till 11:00 AEST (7P till 9P your time Thursdays) with Don Fenton is old classics. Nice easy listening.
Stuart.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bunting Tosser on June 21, 2012, 01:43:56 am
Michel Petrucciani.

He was a French, dwarf, Legion d'honneur, jazz pianist; and there haven't been many of those.
1 http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=lUxQLU_eqfU&vq=small
2 http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=mdToC1fope8&vq=small
 spot the interpolations and the humour in them.

 C-Jam Blues like you never imagined, not to mention possibly out-striding Art T. and Oscar P.
3 http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cQhGVIK9Z1g&vq=small

 but he's not all fireworks, he can be as sensitive as Miles:
4 http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=1I1kIkY76_0&vq=medium
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Petrucciani
a remarkable talent, of whom I should have remained in ignorance but for the Good Ol' BBC Radio4.

If you don't have time to listen to all of them, I heartily recommend nos. 2 and 4. There are loads more on youtube.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on June 21, 2012, 03:00:54 pm
Hi Dmaschen (what ever your first name is)
Greetings from Bowral, NSW,  DownUnderLand.

Fridays 09:00 till 11:00 AEST (7P till 9P your time Thursdays) with Don Fenton is old classics. Nice easy listening.
Stuart.

I'm Dean. The 'tag' is parts of my first and of a long last name.

I'll listen Thurs evening! :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 21, 2012, 03:29:51 pm
Michel Petrucciani.

a remarkable talent, of whom I should have remained in ignorance but for the Good Ol' BBC Radio4.

If you don't have time to listen to all of them, I heartily recommend nos. 2 and 4. There are loads more on youtube.

I have never heard of him - much to my shame! - great music -thanks for the recommendations... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 21, 2012, 03:45:27 pm
Caithream Ciuil on Radio nan Gaidheal  (through BBC IPlayer - sorry those who can't access it) - great prog of Scots Gaelic music, mostly folk old and new, presented in Gaelic. Niche market stuff - but very jolly when the office goes quiet and I can plug in.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on June 21, 2012, 03:49:03 pm
Michel Petrucciani.

a remarkable talent, of whom I should have remained in ignorance but for the Good Ol' BBC Radio4.

If you don't have time to listen to all of them, I heartily recommend nos. 2 and 4. There are loads more on youtube.

I have never heard of him - much to my shame! - great music -thanks for the recommendations... :D :D :D

OUTSTANDING!! My kind of music! Will have to search for more!!!!

Thanks, Bunts!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 21, 2012, 10:05:16 pm
Tried Googling 'Radio nan Gaidheal' and it's all in funny words.   ???    ;D
Just wanted to see if it was streamed.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on June 21, 2012, 10:11:02 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=RLUyg173n_M&vq=medium (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=RLUyg173n_M&vq=medium)
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=R0shsRmSxLI&vq=medium :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 21, 2012, 10:25:20 pm
 ;D  :)

Who are the group.
What's the 8 stringer instrument called?  The one to starboard of the group.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on June 21, 2012, 10:30:08 pm
I think it is a ukulele
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 21, 2012, 10:45:54 pm
I thought it was a mandolin?   :-\

anyways - it's good music..the Chinese 'Rolling on the deep' caught me out completely...  :D :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 21, 2012, 10:52:19 pm
TFSE shows it is a Mandolin.

Whats the groups name?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 21, 2012, 11:01:32 pm
Dean. Be sure to listen just before 8p your time. Don runs a competition @ 8p and you could win yourself a prize.  ;D
For others to hear, hear is the URL, http://www.highlandfm.org.au/ (http://www.highlandfm.org.au/)  10:00 AEST (-10UTC)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 21, 2012, 11:30:55 pm
It's a crazy world - I can sit here at 'darken ship' listening to tomorrow morning in Australia http://www.highlandfm.org.au/
wild  :o  but cool  8)
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Post by: Dean on June 22, 2012, 12:18:50 am
Yes!  I got a 'surprise' when I clicked last night to hear the radio and got the 10 AM news!!!

Besides come for the weather and stay for the culture! It is a fantastic world we live in!! ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 22, 2012, 12:26:43 am
Well Dean, you should be able to make some money if you listen to the horse racing results as they have not yet run in the USA. 
As usual Australia leads the USA.   ;D :D

Don (the presenter) has changed his usual format, he is usually Big band, swing stuff from the 70's (he is late 70's himself). He seems to have gone all sucky today, yuck. Don't you just hate it when they do that after i've been telling others its Big band stuff.
Will have a word with him next time I see him.  >:(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on June 22, 2012, 05:19:27 am
well, you can tell I have little experience with stringed instruments - I was pretty happy with myself finding the baritone ukelele = and who knew about the harp guitar?!

another day on OW  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on June 22, 2012, 08:34:54 am
Fiddle Medley: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile.  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 22, 2012, 09:02:18 am
Thanks.
I thought that was the title of the tune.  :-[
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jil on June 22, 2012, 09:36:38 am
Caithream Ciuil on Radio nan Gaidheal  (through BBC IPlayer - sorry those who can't access it) - great prog of Scots Gaelic music, mostly folk old and new, presented in Gaelic. Niche market stuff - but very jolly when the office goes quiet and I can plug in.
Ava, Thanks for suggesting this. Listening now! I've been a fan of Capercaillie for a while but never got round to investigating any other similar stuff. It's good to transcribe to as well as the talking between the music isn't distracting except when you get the occasional 'String Band', 'Bubonic plague' (hopefully not a news item  :o) or 'barbeque' in the middle of the Gaelic. 
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 22, 2012, 09:41:53 am
well, you can tell I have little experience with stringed instruments - I was pretty happy with myself finding the baritone ukelele = and who knew about the harp guitar?!

another day on OW  ;D


Never heard of these before - how exciting -something new!  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on June 22, 2012, 10:02:22 am
Thanks.
I thought that was the title of the tune.  :-[

Sorry to confuse you Stuart. Fiddle Medley is the title.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 22, 2012, 10:34:00 am
OK. Are they just a 'group' or musicians on a one off, or are they a 'musical group' with a name?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on June 22, 2012, 11:12:47 am
Try this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goat_Rodeo_Sessions  :)

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on June 22, 2012, 10:04:32 pm
Beaver Slide Rag by Slimpickins

I would have liked to post a link to their music, but the youtube videos seemed badly (or at least unevenly) recorded.  They are a wonderful group with an old timey feel--they busk near Pike's Place Market in Seattle.  We heard them in 2006 and picked up one of their CDs, "Lagniappe," containing a bunch of good songs.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 25, 2012, 01:29:39 am
Celtic Collection by Clannad.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 25, 2012, 01:52:54 pm
Jacques Loussier - The Goldberg Variations
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on June 26, 2012, 01:06:24 am
Jacques Loussier - The Goldberg Variations

I have Glenn Gould's interpretation of the Goldberg Variations; lovely, lovely...
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on July 08, 2012, 04:06:31 pm
Fine Memory by Bob Seger
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on July 09, 2012, 12:36:53 am
Acoustic Alchemy on XM Radio.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on July 09, 2012, 01:29:14 am
Where do you find XM Radio streaming link?
Thanks
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 09, 2012, 02:56:44 am
Google can be wonderful:
http://www.siriusxm.com/internetradio
You have to sign up for a subscription.

There are a number of places that let you stream local radio and multiple other stations, at least here in the states.  The very nice one I use gives nothing but North American stations, but just google 'radio streaming' in your own area and see what comes up.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on July 09, 2012, 04:34:29 am
There was more than one entry and I got get confused easily  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 09, 2012, 06:18:27 am
Can't help you from the other side of the world on this one, you're just going to have to look for help from someone closer! ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 09, 2012, 01:53:24 pm
Fine Memory by Bob Seger

I used to love Bob Seger. I have his live double on vinyl, but havent listened to it for years. Time for a bit of an afternoon of Bob from Spotify I think. Will look out especially for Fine Memory as that is not one I remember.

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on July 09, 2012, 02:09:42 pm
Hi Tegwen,
btw - I got addicted to watching the puffling { :-* to the puffling} in Shetland...and now it's terrifying in case it falls ill, or gets stolen from the nest by gulls  :'(
I'm a constant bag of nerves with it { ::)}... would NOT miss it for the world though.... ;)
Ava
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 09, 2012, 02:14:02 pm
Hi Tegwen,
btw - I got addicted to watching the puffling { :-* to the puffling} in Shetland...and now it's terrifying in case it falls ill, or gets stolen from the nest by gulls  :'(
I'm a constant bag of nerves with it { ::)}... would NOT miss it for the world though.... ;)
Ava

Thanks Ava, I too check him (or her) out regularly. I like the word puffling. My daughter is currently learning German, for a trip soon and we texted each other while I was in Shetland, in very rough German. We came up with "Puffinchen" but I like Puffling better
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on July 10, 2012, 12:17:47 am
Where do you find XM Radio streaming link?
Thanks
Google can be wonderful:
http://www.siriusxm.com/internetradio
You have to sign up for a subscription.

There are a number of places that let you stream local radio and multiple other stations, at least here in the states.  The very nice one I use gives nothing but North American stations, but just google 'radio streaming' in your own area and see what comes up.

The 'light jazz' Serius/XM channel here in the States is # 66 called 'Watercolors.' There are a bazillion others but I think - for a price - you can get them streaming on the computer. I have a radio that I pay a subscription fee for that works in my truck and I can move it onto the boat and keep listening. Great thing about it is no commercial messages and little 'talk'. ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on July 15, 2012, 02:11:12 am
Fine Memory by Bob Seger

I used to love Bob Seger. I have his live double on vinyl, but havent listened to it for years. Time for a bit of an afternoon of Bob from Spotify I think. Will look out especially for Fine Memory as that is not one I remember.

K

It's on his Beautiful Loser album, one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on July 15, 2012, 02:13:17 am
Acoustic Alchemy on XM Radio.

Check out Acoustic Alchemy's Arcan'um album.  Wonderful stuff. 
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 16, 2012, 11:44:33 am
Fine Memory by Bob Seger

I used to love Bob Seger. I have his live double on vinyl, but havent listened to it for years. Time for a bit of an afternoon of Bob from Spotify I think. Will look out especially for Fine Memory as that is not one I remember.

K

Thanks Carolyn. It wasnt on Spotify, but I have found it on You Tube. It is indeed a special song. Thanks
K

It's on his Beautiful Loser album, one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on July 19, 2012, 08:41:40 pm

Wow, I've been away for a full page.   :o  A lot of recommendations to catch up on. 

Currently: Root Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band (With The Rootettes) - Mood Ring.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on July 19, 2012, 08:50:42 pm
Wayfaring Stranger -- David Eugene Edwards  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on July 20, 2012, 12:38:51 am
Heal my Heart by Christopher Reed (New Zealander; from his It's Not Sweet if It's True album)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 20, 2012, 11:07:24 pm
Beethoven's Second Symphony from the Proms. Barenboim is doing all nine over the next week or so!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2012/people/1f9df192-a621-4f54-8850-2c5373b7eac9
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Post by: AvastMH on July 20, 2012, 11:40:20 pm
Right! I'm taking my radio on hols then - how delicious!  Hurrah for the Proms! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on July 21, 2012, 06:06:13 pm
Hi Tegwen,
btw - I got addicted to watching the puffling { :-* to the puffling} in Shetland...and now it's terrifying in case it falls ill, or gets stolen from the nest by gulls  :'(
I'm a constant bag of nerves with it { ::)}... would NOT miss it for the world though.... ;)
Ava

Thanks Ava, I too check him (or her) out regularly. I like the word puffling. My daughter is currently learning German, for a trip soon and we texted each other while I was in Shetland, in very rough German. We came up with "Puffinchen" but I like Puffling better

Love that PuffinCam!  Agree with you both--it's very nervewracking.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on July 21, 2012, 06:18:14 pm
I believe I was listening to Django Django by Django Django.  However, I was trying to transcribe some Phase 3 logs at the time which required so much concentration I don't think I hardly heard a note!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 21, 2012, 10:35:31 pm
Beethoven's Second Symphony from the Proms. Barenboim is doing all nine over the next week or so!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2012/people/1f9df192-a621-4f54-8850-2c5373b7eac9

Having posted this and vowed to myself to listen to the third and fourth tonight I ended up watching Henry V on BBC  telly instead. I studied it for O level about a thousand years ago, but some of it came back. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00s90hz. A great production.

Keith

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jil on July 22, 2012, 08:26:53 am

Having posted this and vowed to myself to listen to the third and fourth tonight I ended up watching Henry V on BBC  telly instead. I studied it for O level about a thousand years ago, but some of it came back. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00s90hz. A great production.

Keith
It was good wasn't it. I think Henry V might be my favourite Shakespeare. It was the first one I saw acted and made me realise that you could actually enjoy the plays rather than just studying them in school. It probably helped that it was performed in the grounds of Ludlow Castle and there was a lot of running around waving swords!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 22, 2012, 11:39:09 am

Having posted this and vowed to myself to listen to the third and fourth tonight I ended up watching Henry V on BBC  telly instead. I studied it for O level about a thousand years ago, but some of it came back. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00s90hz. A great production.

Keith
It was good wasn't it. I think Henry V might be my favourite Shakespeare. It was the first one I saw acted and made me realise that you could actually enjoy the plays rather than just studying them in school. It probably helped that it was performed in the grounds of Ludlow Castle and there was a lot of running around waving swords!

Glad you enjoyed it too Jil. I dont think I ever saw it staged, although of course we saw the Olivier Film version as part of our study. I really enjoyed, both the study and the film.

In addition to Henry V we studied Shaw's St Joan and I loved that too. We did get to see that on stage at the Nottingham Playhouse. c1970.  It made a visit to Rouen about two years ago very special, despite the 40 years between the study and the visit.

Henry V must have been good in the grounds of a castle. I keep looking out for a version of it to go and see, but it does not seem to be performed very often.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on July 22, 2012, 12:06:44 pm
Kenneth Branagh's film version of Henry V in the late 80s was pretty good too.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on July 22, 2012, 06:30:57 pm
Obsession Confession by Slash

It's on an album, "Gypsy Soul," but here's a YouTube version

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vodms6Pwf6I&vq=medium#t=19
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Post by: Kathy on July 22, 2012, 10:36:44 pm
Ahh, the sound of rain on the tin roof of a log cabin at the base of the Tetons - I think I'm in Heaven -
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 22, 2012, 10:41:06 pm
I'm definitely jealous! ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 23, 2012, 11:44:19 am
 I am listening to the England Cricket team doing their best to avoid losing their position as number one test cricket nation, but failing :(

If we can get out of this one with a draw it will be a miracle.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 23, 2012, 04:19:13 pm
I am listening to the England Cricket team doing their best to avoid losing their position as number one test cricket nation, but failing :(

If we can get out of this one with a draw it will be a miracle.

The silence following shut down of Radio 5 live SX when they have no commentary to report following the loss of the test match!!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jil on July 26, 2012, 08:02:41 am
Guy Garvey's Finest Hour - BBC 6 Music. It's always a wonderful mixture of new stuff I've never heard and old stuff I've not heard for ages.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l1xlj
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on July 26, 2012, 08:43:56 pm
I think that's a general description of 6 Music, not just Guy Garvey's show!  Easily my favourite radio station, and my default listening - and to think they considered shutting it down not so long ago!
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Post by: jil on July 27, 2012, 08:34:56 am
That turned out to be a great way to get lots of coverage and increase the number of listeners   ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on August 01, 2012, 09:18:35 am
'Ain't it hard." by 'The Limelighters'.

'The day trip to Bangor' by 'Fiddlers Dram'

''Wayfairing Stranger' by 'The Oyster Band'  (ex 'Fiddlers Dram')

Streaming live Highland FM
Wednesdays, Folk music from around the world. Bob Cady. 08:00 - 10:00 UTC

http://www.highlandfm.org.au (http://www.highlandfm.org.au)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on August 10, 2012, 06:59:47 pm
 no comments (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NtbunQgEi_0&vq=hd720)
 :'( the end of my vacation
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Post by: Randi on August 10, 2012, 07:10:50 pm
Sad for you - happy for us ;D
I was thinking that I hadn't seen you in the forum recently.
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Post by: Helen J on August 10, 2012, 08:47:47 pm
The Travelling Wilburys Volume 1 - thanks to a recommendation a while ago on this very forum .... 
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Post by: Pommy Stuart on August 10, 2012, 10:03:47 pm
no comments (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NtbunQgEi_0&vq=hd720)
 :'( the end of my vacation

Nice video, that lighthouse clip gets around, and I also like Pink Floyd.

As an x teacher (of Fitting & machining NOT English) I have a Tee shirt with some lines from The Wall on it which I used to wear to class.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on August 10, 2012, 10:53:15 pm
no comments (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NtbunQgEi_0&vq=hd720)
 :'( the end of my vacation
absatively posolutely specTACular!!!!!!!!!!!  :o  Thanks for the link!!!!!!!! ;D ;D

Sorry about the end of the vacation but if we didn't work we couldn't afford to vacate!. ::)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on August 10, 2012, 11:20:43 pm
Try retiring.
You get NO weekend breaks to look forward to on Fridays, No annual Holidays, NO Public holidays.  :'(

Currently listening to 'She Will Have Her Way' - The Songs of Tim and Neil Finn
 ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on August 11, 2012, 01:09:07 pm
Try retiring.
You get NO weekend breaks to look forward to on Fridays, No annual Holidays, NO Public holidays.  :'(

Currently listening to 'She Will Have Her Way' - The Songs of Tim and Neil Finn
 ;D

That is true, my friend. I 'retired' after 38 years teaching Science to middle schoolers.
 One thing you forgot to mention is that everyone says 'Oh you're retired! You have nothing to do!  Here are 750 things you can do in your spare time......!!!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on August 11, 2012, 05:31:30 pm
Try retiring.
You get NO weekend breaks to look forward to on Fridays, No annual Holidays, NO Public holidays.  :'(


Tell me about it, it's absolute hell, isn't it?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 11, 2012, 07:23:44 pm
In my earlier working life I was a senior pensions officer. I used to warn all the retiring staff NOT to tell anyone that they had retired for 6 months - then have a party. That would give them time to organise  how they'd like to use their own time for themselves. If you tell  the working populace that you are retired the workers quickly use the time of the retirees!  And now and then I'd get a phone call back from someone telling me that they wish they'd listened..and sometimes from someone who had listened and was glad for it.  As my mum used to say,'When you are retired the last thing you've got time for is yourself!'   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on August 11, 2012, 11:36:31 pm
Last word on retiring.
Did you know that if you receive the British Pension in Australia it is NOT indexed.
The amount you get when you start the pension is the same for the rest of your life.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 11, 2012, 11:49:43 pm
I do know that Stuart - I used  to be SPO with the NHS and needless to say some fair understanding of the state scheme  featured. - Canada suffers the same I believe - it's outrageous...there is no excuse whatsoever for it...don't get me started!  ::) ::) ::) ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on August 12, 2012, 12:46:18 am
Now Joan, don't start, go and put some relaxing music on.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on August 12, 2012, 01:09:15 am
In my earlier working life I was a senior pensions officer. I used to warn all the retiring staff NOT to tell anyone that they had retired for 6 months - then have a party. That would give them time to organise  how they'd like to use their own time for themselves. If you tell  the working populace that you are retired the workers quickly use the time of the retirees!  And now and then I'd get a phone call back from someone telling me that they wish they'd listened..and sometimes from someone who had listened and was glad for it.  As my mum used to say,'When you are retired the last thing you've got time for is yourself!'   ;D ;D ;D

Ava:  I DID get a break when I retired but not quite what I planned!! :P   A month after I retired I was walking the dog at 5:00am before Church. She spooked a squirrel and cut across in front of me. The leash took my feet out - not the first time - but this time I had enough weight in the 'wrong' place that I shattered the fibula(the big shin bone). Spent the next 12 weeks in a cast and 6 months in therapy learning how to walk again!  Now I carry 13 screws and a titanium plate. Makes the airport screeners nuts!! ;D  The 'pup' and I stayed great friends until we lost her to old age. :'(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 12, 2012, 01:16:16 am
Hi Stuart,
The Best of the Chieftans is on at the moment...playing Mna na Erin (Women of Ireland) ...very lilting, very rela    xing, very      snoooore
Time to darken ship!
Joan (who's pretending to be me? Ava  ;) ;)  )
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 12, 2012, 01:20:43 am
In my earlier working life I was a senior pensions officer. I used to warn all the retiring staff NOT to tell anyone that they had retired for 6 months - then have a party. That would give them time to organise  how they'd like to use their own time for themselves. If you tell  the working populace that you are retired the workers quickly use the time of the retirees!  And now and then I'd get a phone call back from someone telling me that they wish they'd listened..and sometimes from someone who had listened and was glad for it.  As my mum used to say,'When you are retired the last thing you've got time for is yourself!'   ;D ;D ;D

Ava:  I DID get a break when I retired but not quite what I planned!! :P   A month after I retired I was walking the dog at 5:00am before Church. She spooked a squirrel and cut across in front of me. The leash took my feet out - not the first time - but this time I had enough weight in the 'wrong' place that I shattered the fibula(the big shin bone). Spent the next 12 weeks in a cast and 6 months in therapy learning how to walk again!  Now I carry 13 screws and a titanium plate. Makes the airport screeners nuts!! ;D  The 'pup' and I stayed great friends until we lost her to old age. :'(

your poor leg!!!! what a nighmare - I'm glad you and pooch made it up...and sorry that she is now chasing squirrels amongst the celestial trees!   :-* :) :)
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Post by: Tegwen on August 17, 2012, 12:33:23 pm
Currently listening to BBC test match special.

One particular item just made me giggle. This may not make much sense to non English members, but I hope it does.

They were talking about yesterday's special guest at tea, Alice Cooper. Aggers reported that when Cooper and his party walked in to the commentary box Geoff Boycott was told that Alice Cooper had arrived. Boycott went to meet them and shook Cooper's wife's hand first!!!

For those who dont know of him Geoff Boycott is a distinctly old fashioned ex cricketer!!!
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Post by: AvastMH on August 17, 2012, 12:37:02 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Would have loved to have seen Boycott do that.....
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Post by: Helen J on August 17, 2012, 03:25:24 pm
Alice Cooper as a cricket fan is a bit mind boggling in the first place ....  Love the Boycott story.   :D :D :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on August 17, 2012, 03:40:28 pm
Apparently he spent the whole day at Lords and loved it. When he is not being Alice Cooper he is quite a golfer too.
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Post by: AvastMH on August 27, 2012, 11:24:53 pm
four last songs by Strauss. Beim Schlafengehen transports me every time.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on August 29, 2012, 08:02:50 am
Alice Cooper as a cricket fan is a bit mind boggling in the first place ....  Love the Boycott story.   :D :D :D

I Boycott stories like that.  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 29, 2012, 08:28:33 am
 ::) ::) ::)
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: AvastMH on August 30, 2012, 07:59:21 am
Le Quintette du Hot Club du France... wake up jazz!
Let's swing with a brand new day..... take it away Django....  8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Tegwen on August 30, 2012, 08:56:17 am
Le Quintette du Hot Club du France... wake up jazz!
Let's swing with a brand new day..... take it away Django....  8) 8) 8)

They were great. I actually saw Stephane Grapelli live twice, and he was fabulous. Sadly it was not with Reinhardt and the rest.
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Post by: AvastMH on August 30, 2012, 10:02:06 am
oh wonderful - I'd love to have seen any of them at work. I remember that  they had Stephan and Yehudi Menuhin on the Parkinson chat show to play together a couple of times -what music!  8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Tegwen on August 31, 2012, 09:58:42 am
I remember that too. At least once when I saw him Grapelli had Chris Etheridge with him who is a wonderful guitarist and played the Rheinhardt parts, a very memorable concert.
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Post by: AvastMH on August 31, 2012, 02:21:09 pm
That's interesting Keith....must look that up  8). My tape of QHCF is in a right shoddy state  :'(.
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Post by: Tegwen on August 31, 2012, 02:29:59 pm
Just googled him and I got his first name wrong. It was John Etheridge. http://www.johnetheridge.com/sweetchorus/index.htm
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 31, 2012, 03:58:23 pm
Thanks Keith. Crackin' stuff!!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on October 12, 2012, 05:08:09 pm
Desperate Character - Kirsty MacColl.  Kirsty's first album has finally been released on CD! 

RIP Kirsty - you are much missed.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on October 27, 2012, 01:03:06 pm
West Side Story..esp the Puerto Rico song 'cos the Unalga is in Puerto Rico. ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on October 27, 2012, 06:10:25 pm
I've just been listening to a documentary on Earworms on Radio 4 from earlier this week - still available on I-player.  I suffer terribly from earworms, and it was interesting to hear that others are afflicted far worse than I am.  I was plagued by "Viva La Vida" (Coldplay) for over three months, but one poor woman has had "Nathan Jones" (Banarama version) on the brain for years.  There is an online survey in connection with research being conducted by Goldsmiths College at: http://earwormery.com/ if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on October 27, 2012, 06:43:48 pm
The previous priest at my church, I was told by his wife, had that - he would go around the house incessantly humming or singing the same hymn, until he stood up in public somewhere and sang it loudly as if in concert.  He has a nice voice, but until someone teaches him how to avoid singing flat, he's not likely to apply to 'Idol'.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on October 27, 2012, 07:38:36 pm
I get songs that I sing either quietly to myself or just round and round in my head, til I get bored with them, or just forget to hum them. I love singing - I wish I'd been a singer. I'd have been the shanty leader (or would that be the shanty lieder ;D??) on a ship.
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Post by: szukacz on November 02, 2012, 02:58:01 pm
Hiroki Okano
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Post by: AvastMH on November 02, 2012, 08:26:17 pm
New name to me szukacz...i'll give it a go later :D 8)
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Post by: szukacz on November 06, 2012, 03:02:09 pm
Raul Midon-"State of Mind" One guitar one man one trumpet :)
http://www.youtube.com/embed/BTv24sSNXHc?feature=player_detailpage
video low quality :(
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Bobby McFerrin only One man  ;D

And now we're going home -> car -> pendrive -> AC / DC -> Back in Black

... Pete Namlook...

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Post by: navalhistory on November 11, 2012, 09:08:48 am
Just discoverd out to convert Youtube to MP3 - teenage daughters do have their uses. So far a selection of Fleetwood Mac, Beach Boys, Carpenters and Kate Bush to start with. Coming to the conclusion Kate Bush may be better than Bjork. Gordon
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Maikel on November 11, 2012, 09:24:12 am
I'm listening to the Belgian (Flemish) radio station Studio Brussel (http://www.stubru.be).

Today is their women's day and they renamed it Studio Brusselle.

All day long only female presenters, music, interviews, quiz candidates.
And to top it of, tonight is the Top Wijftig (translates as Wife-ty), a list of best female artists in music history.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on November 11, 2012, 11:44:35 am
Excellent! Brilliant idea  -the BBC should do the same. We have far too few women presenting over here.  >:( ??? :(
Oooo - is this Sandy Denny? yeah
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Post by: Randi on November 12, 2012, 07:01:53 pm
Radio news item:
Edinburgh raising funds for a statue to a mascot who (when animal mascots were banned) was promoted to the rank of private soldier:

http://wojtek-soldierbear.weebly.com/

Seems to have been a remarkable creature.
Is he known in Poland, Szukacz?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-20296953
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on November 13, 2012, 09:13:53 am
Excellent! Brilliant idea  -the BBC should do the same. We have far too few women presenting over here.  >:( ??? :(
Oooo - is this Sandy Denny? yeah

Oh Sandy Denny, wasnt she wonderful. She played my freshers ball at University a very long time ago. Not the obvious choice, but she was fabulous.

RIP Sandy.
Who Knows where the time goes?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on November 13, 2012, 01:48:25 pm
Who Knows where the time goes?

oh so true  ::) ::)
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Post by: Tegwen on November 13, 2012, 02:21:13 pm
Who Knows where the time goes?

oh so true  ::) ::)

I am enjoying a morning of Sandy Denny, Fotheringay and early Fairports on Spotify. Thanks so much for reminding me of her.
When I clicked on this thread to check what you had written Joan, the Fairports version of the song was playing, so I am listening to it as I type this.

Such a great song, and it lasts so well.
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Post by: AvastMH on November 13, 2012, 05:09:41 pm
Best version I ever heard of it that's for sure.  In my younger fitter days when I was thin enough to go caving we used to sing Fotheringay as a long song to fill many a long crawl or car trip across the dales in search of underground fun. I think Little Matty Groves (was that the name of it?) was another popular one.  :D
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Post by: Tegwen on November 14, 2012, 09:40:00 am
Best version I ever heard of it that's for sure.  In my younger fitter days when I was thin enough to go caving we used to sing Fotheringay as a long song to fill many a long crawl or car trip across the dales in search of underground fun. I think Little Matty Groves (was that the name of it?) was another popular one.  :D

Fairport Convention provided several of the background songs to my youth too. Unhalfbricking was one of my first and favourite LPs. I love "Si Tu Dois Partir" (their version in french of the Dylan song, "If you gotta go") and their version of the "Ballad of Easy Rider". I listened to Matty Groves yesterday from a Fairports greatest hits LP on Spotify. Lovely stuff. I was also reminded of a very obscure Fairport LP called Babbacombe Lee, a concept album all about a man who was convicted of murder, but the gallows failed to work three times so he was reprieved. My parents bought me a copy when it first came out and I hadnt heard anything from that for years.

PS I cant believe that Dave Swarbrick is still alive. Reports of his death in 1999 were indeed greatly exaggerated.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on November 14, 2012, 09:52:06 am
I like this. It has a pretty good drummer joke in the intro too.  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=182Kkl86WcM&vq=medium#t=171

On Spotify I am listening to Give Him the Ooh-La-La by Blossom Dearie.
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Post by: AvastMH on November 14, 2012, 01:34:45 pm
I like this. It has a pretty good drummer joke in the intro too.  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=182Kkl86WcM&vq=medium#t=171

On Spotify I am listening to Give Him the Ooh-La-La by Blossom Dearie.
That was jolly!
I'm enjoying Radio nan Gaidheal - Caithream Ciuil live through the  BBC.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on November 14, 2012, 01:59:47 pm
I like this. It has a pretty good drummer joke in the intro too.  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=182Kkl86WcM&vq=medium#t=171

On Spotify I am listening to Give Him the Ooh-La-La by Blossom Dearie.

Thanks for posting that Caro. He is looking so much better than when I last saw him, when he had an oxygen tube up his nose and looked likely to keel over at any moment.

His taste in shirts hasnt improved, although perhaps it sets off his new colour well.

He is a miracle of modern medicine.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on November 14, 2012, 09:15:01 pm
This recording:

http://tinyurl.com/b8kg93a

This is a special choral service at my church to celebrate the 20th anniversary our organist, Paul Kelley, who composed several of the pieces we (yes, this is the choir I sing in  ;D ).  Paul composes wonderful works and is composing the music for our sea shanties and the lullaby for Owen and Cady (finally!  :P)

Anyway, the recording is not of the best quality, and there are some clunker notes (we are not professionals  ;D), but you may enjoy it.  We also sang This Is The Day, composed by John Rutter for the Royal wedding  :D

If you listen to it, fast forward thru the first 11 minutes - for some reason, that is silence  ???
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on November 20, 2012, 12:59:33 pm
O. Respighi - Adagio con variazioni  - never heard  it before - and it's quite enchanting.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 02, 2012, 03:32:07 am
PBS concert taped in 1981 at Chicago's Checkerboard Lounge:  Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones, on stage together.

Muddy Waters guitarists each paired up with one of the Rolling Stones, and all the rifs were duets with 2 guitarists in a duet/duel trying to egg each other on to do the best.  Quite spontaneous.  Wonderful!!
https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=z3Or7huOK7o
https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=32YQYJuxyn0
http://video.pbs.org/video/2310115288/
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Post by: Kathy on December 05, 2012, 07:49:55 pm
RIP Dave Brubeck  :(

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=small#/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs&mode=transport (https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=small#/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs&mode=transport)

One of the best ever!
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Post by: Caro on December 06, 2012, 09:46:45 am
Indeed. RIP Mr Brubeck.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on December 06, 2012, 04:27:12 pm
4.30 (NOW!) today to hear Prof Myles Allen (and Heike Schroeder) speak about the climate summit conference last week in Doha (COP18) on BBC Radio 4 (you can often get this as a free podcast afterwards).  :D
J
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on December 06, 2012, 04:43:04 pm
RIP Dave Brubeck  :(

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=small#/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs&mode=transport (https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=small#/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs&mode=transport)

One of the best ever!

Indeed.   :(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on December 06, 2012, 10:46:20 pm
RIP Dave Brubeck  :(

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=small#/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs&mode=transport (https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=small#/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs&mode=transport)

One of the best ever!

Indeed.   :(

Pulled out some old vinyl and remembered the past!  He will be missed! :'(
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Post by: Kathy on December 11, 2012, 11:10:01 pm
 :o :o

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=7IfmCMTjABk&mode=transport (https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=7IfmCMTjABk&mode=transport)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on December 11, 2012, 11:45:26 pm
:o :o

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=7IfmCMTjABk&mode=transport (https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=7IfmCMTjABk&mode=transport)

Kathy, what a find  - that's astonishing...I might well send this to all my god-children for Christmas as their Christmas present.
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 11, 2012, 11:46:12 pm
What a wonderful creation!
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Post by: jil on December 12, 2012, 01:42:27 pm
Marvelous!
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Post by: szukacz on December 12, 2012, 03:22:51 pm
Inspiring ... the beauty of the desert of humanity :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on December 12, 2012, 10:22:36 pm
I know - a member of the singing group that I direct sent me the link - I have to find out where she found out about this group - it is really a wonderful thing!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on December 13, 2012, 09:31:50 pm
Another passing - Ravi Shankar - great musician and Sitar virtuoso.

I didn't realise until I read the obit this morning that Norah Jones is his daughter! You hear her sing and you understand.

RIP Ravi. :'(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on December 13, 2012, 10:15:24 pm
Another passing - Ravi Shankar - great musician and Sitar virtuoso.

I didn't realise until I read the obit this morning that Norah Jones is his daughter! You hear her sing and you understand.

RIP Ravi. :'(

oh dear - what a dreadful  week it's turning into! Another hero gone. Rest in Peace music master Ravi. :'(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Maikel on December 19, 2012, 02:56:15 pm
Dutch radio 3FM Serious Request (http://www.3fm.nl).

For the last eight years, in the week before Christmas, 3FM Serious Request raises money for Red Cross initiatives.
Each year a different 'hidden' disaster - i.e. a disaster that is long going, but doesn't get media attention -  is chosen.
This year it's about baby mortality.

Three DJ's are locked in a glass house without access to food and make continues radio with music request from the listeners and all sorts of quests.
Money is raised by letting the listeners offer money for their request and a whole lot of initiatives all over The Netherlands.

The fasting is a legacy from the first Serious Request in 2004 which raised money for Darfour.

More on 3FM Serious Request in English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serious_Request (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serious_Request)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on December 19, 2012, 08:44:52 pm
Schehedryk (Ukrainian Bell Carol) by Pink Martini.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/2ngKqUSgPTA
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on December 19, 2012, 09:24:04 pm
cooooooooooooooool  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on December 19, 2012, 10:08:48 pm
very nice!
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Post by: Dean on December 20, 2012, 12:40:13 am
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ;D

This from another topic but I thought to add it here.  By AvastMH (Joan) :  http://www.ox.ac.uk/subsite/christmas_cards/christmas_cards/xmas2012.html

Give a listen. ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on December 25, 2012, 07:06:38 pm
New Calexico album - Algiers (Christmas present)  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 25, 2012, 08:02:37 pm
WFMT-Chicago FM radio (also streamed on the internet)
Classical music doing Christmas all day long without a single long commercial. :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on December 26, 2012, 12:38:24 pm
"Enchanted Christmas" - Anna Maria Mendieta
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on December 26, 2012, 09:41:23 pm
Lord of the Rings - it's on TV - we're about to have the battle of helms deep. It must be a good movie of a good story - each time I see it the outcome of the battle worries me... ::)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on December 27, 2012, 09:46:44 pm
My wonderful husband gave me a new Blue-Ray player and the Blue-Ray extended version of The Lord of The Rings - it is fantastic!  We already have the extended version in DVD, the this is a whole 'nother level of clarity.  I love the sound tracks of all the movies too -ack...now I have to go watch some of it -
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Post by: AvastMH on December 27, 2012, 10:20:05 pm
What a treat! Enjoy. Some of the fabrics they use are exquisite. It must have been such fun working in costumes and design. 8)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 07, 2013, 05:36:27 pm
optimistic song .. REALLY (https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=large#/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 07, 2013, 05:41:21 pm
Everyone needs that - sometimes we just don't stop and think.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on February 07, 2013, 06:58:55 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D   Dead funny.  A classic - and life saving to boot ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on February 07, 2013, 07:58:15 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;DCatchy tune!! ::)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 08, 2013, 09:34:19 pm
Nigel Kennedy (http://www.youtube.com/embed/YuF4oYRktcA?feature=player_detailpage)
I was at the concert. It was stunning.
Polish spirit (https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=dGklQNoQAg0&mode=transport)

And here's something completely different but as he had listened. Foot strikes the same rhythm.
Unique ... these voices (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Es3Vsfzdr14?feature=player_detailpage)
 Power :) (http://www.youtube.com/embed/3hGSqqhhokE?feature=player_detailpage)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on February 09, 2013, 03:40:07 pm
Fantastic finds Szukacz...loved both of them  :D :-*
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on February 09, 2013, 06:35:04 pm
"As The Crow Flies" by The Advisory Circle.  Ambient electronica from my music-to-study-to collection, but I love it so much that it has graduated to general listening!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 09, 2013, 06:53:49 pm
Fantastic finds Szukacz...loved both of them  :D :-*
;D ;D ;D sorry for my mistake :) corrected

"As The Crow Flies" by The Advisory Circle.  Ambient electronica from my music-to-study-to collection, but I love it so much that it has graduated to general listening!
Thursday Next THX  New teritory for me. Great
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 09, 2013, 08:19:22 pm
Thanks Su, they are new to me and beautiful!!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on February 12, 2013, 08:03:45 pm
RIP Fisherman's Friend, Trevor Grills (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21426938)

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=small#/watch?v=7vUqeDPZZ80&mode=transport
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on February 13, 2013, 12:22:19 am
oh that's very sad Caro. What a terrible loss - unbelievable in this day and age.
RIP Trevor Grills and Paul McCullen
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 13, 2013, 12:54:22 am
A terrible happening.
Rest in Peace, Trevor Grills and Paul McMullen.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 13, 2013, 03:12:34 pm
Click>Auspicious winds  :'(  (https://www.youtube.com/embed/qGyPuey-1Jw?feature=player_detailpage)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on February 14, 2013, 09:49:40 am
Currently listening to Richard Thompson's new CD Electric.

Lovely Stuff. BBC R2 folk programme played one track last night and he is the guest on it next week.

PS. Why on earth did the BBC replace Mike Harding with Mark Radcliffe!!!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on March 01, 2013, 08:29:02 pm
Currently listening to some tiny fragments of Djiboudjep - a great sea-shanty singing band from Brittany.
http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=6585872&ac=now  (hope this is an OK site to use...let me know if not and I'll take this  out)
I suddenly remembered them when Craig mentioned the stress of the Jeannette (presumably that they are doing nothing?). I suddenly wondered how they'd keep their muscles going without all those sails to haul around.
I've got a tape of their music somewhere at home - it's great stuff for long drives.  If only my French/Breton were up to it!  :D
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Post by: szukacz on March 18, 2013, 12:40:30 pm
Sangit Om - Heaven
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on March 18, 2013, 02:07:54 pm
Just impulse-bought the new Billy Bragg album on download.  I love the internet - instant gratification!  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on March 18, 2013, 09:32:14 pm
Foreigner - Live in Chicago...

?Rock and roll is taking those same old three chords and making them sound new again?- Jimi Hendrix

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on April 04, 2013, 01:03:49 am
Currently listening to Richard Thompson's new CD Electric.

Lovely Stuff. BBC R2 folk programme played one track last night and he is the guest on it next week.

PS. Why on earth did the BBC replace Mike Harding with Mark Radcliffe!!!

Richard Thompson was in New York recently--with EmmyLou Harris and Rodney Crowell.    Of course, I found out way too late, so could not attend.  Suppose I shall have to be satisfied with downloading EmmyLou & Rodney's new album, "That Old Yellow Moon."
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on April 04, 2013, 07:16:44 pm
Currently listening to Richard Thompson's new CD Electric.

Lovely Stuff. BBC R2 folk programme played one track last night and he is the guest on it next week.

PS. Why on earth did the BBC replace Mike Harding with Mark Radcliffe!!!

Richard Thompson was in New York recently--with EmmyLou Harris and Rodney Crowell.    Of course, I found out way too late, so could not attend.  Suppose I shall have to be satisfied with downloading EmmyLou & Rodney's new album, "That Old Yellow Moon."

Hi Carolyn, Would have loved to have seen RT with Emmylou. They are two of my favourites, so together would have been wonderful. I saw him live with his band a couple of weeks ago, without Emmylou and co and he was graet. A really fine concert. Also I have tickets for Steve Earle and the Dukes in May.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: CHommel on April 09, 2013, 01:49:13 am
Nice combination.  I'll expect a full report...  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on July 27, 2013, 04:40:39 pm
Let's revive this old thread in honour of the late JJ Cale.

Crying Eyes (https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=i0ddcxahiFM)

(A word about YouTube) (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=18.msg69057#msg69057)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on July 27, 2013, 04:42:36 pm
The late JJ Cale?  That's a shock - I hadn't heard.  :(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on July 27, 2013, 05:01:31 pm
Let's revive this old thread in honour of the late JJ Cale.

Crying Eyes (https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=i0ddcxahiFM)

(A word about YouTube) (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=18.msg69057#msg69057)

Thanks for posting that Caro. He was a real hero of mine, but I had missed the news.

Troubadour is one of my all time favourites.

RIP Old Friend.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 27, 2013, 05:12:41 pm
Rest in Peace - and thank you for giving us your music.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on July 31, 2013, 12:18:00 pm
Bosco Stomp, Aldus Roger. A bit of Cajun to keep the day going along. Grand
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on August 23, 2013, 07:34:46 pm
Joe Satriani - Can't Go Back
Sade
Anna Maria Jopek
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on September 21, 2013, 05:35:46 pm
Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie - This Is What It Feels Like
and buy the 2013 Shelby GT500  ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on February 08, 2014, 07:47:03 pm
Just starting on the mammoth task of trying to declutter my vast collection of CDs  :(  Now that we are in the digital age it should be possible to chuck out all those albums I bought for that one killer track and that turned out not to have anything else worth listening to (having first ripped that one great tune, of course).  This will involve trying to listen to them all to make the decision as to whether they stay or go.  So, now beginning with A-ha's Greatest Hits, and a long, long way to go!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on February 08, 2014, 07:54:47 pm
What, no Abba?!  :o
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on February 08, 2014, 08:22:38 pm
I used to have some Abba on vinyl, but it was never updated to a CD version I'm afraid!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on February 08, 2014, 08:36:55 pm
You'll have to keep us updated with the list! :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on February 08, 2014, 08:41:09 pm
I used to have some Abba on vinyl, but it was never updated to a CD version I'm afraid!

I can understand that  ;)

Currently listening to Rasputina, On My Knees.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on February 09, 2014, 10:43:10 pm
Sea shanties sung by The Spinners - anyone remember that scouser folk group?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on February 10, 2014, 05:52:14 pm
Yes - which probably dates me!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 10, 2014, 06:06:36 pm
Do either of you know they are still active, with scheduled gigs?  :)
http://spinnersmusic.com/
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on February 10, 2014, 06:20:02 pm
I'm not sure this is the same group - the one I'm thinking of came from Liverpool ... 
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 10, 2014, 06:38:46 pm
Then I don't know what you are talking about - the US groups does R&B.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on February 10, 2014, 06:53:56 pm
These ones did folk-type music - obviously a popular name.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 10, 2014, 07:07:43 pm
I guess so.  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on February 10, 2014, 07:22:13 pm
Sea shanties sung by The Spinners - anyone remember that scouser folk group?
Yes - which probably dates me!

Yes, I remember them too (the UK folk group, that is).
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on February 13, 2014, 06:31:29 pm

That was a little confusing at first.  I was trying to imagine the Spinners (from the U.S.) doing a sea shanty.  I thought, "What next?  The Ohio Players doing Gregorian chants?"  Not that they wouldn't knock it out of the park if they did try it.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on February 14, 2014, 10:02:45 pm
Thanks for that mental "sound"  - Love Roller Coaster done by monks  ::)  :P
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on February 14, 2014, 11:02:53 pm
I never thought of a mix up with the USA Spinners - hahahaha! that's pretty funny ;) ;) :D.  I did mean the scousers. :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on February 15, 2014, 07:40:51 pm
Still on the A's!  Just got to Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes) - this is the first one that is a keeper!  But efforts to gain space overall have been hampered by the purchase this week of two new albums (Maximo Park and Broken Bells) - still, two in, five out, so headed in the right direction.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on February 16, 2014, 11:40:24 am
I'm not really that into music, but I do find something nice (http://www.youtube.com/embed/96I_UrTOZF0) every now and then.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on February 16, 2014, 11:49:08 am
 ;D

I prefer Gamma Binaural Beats Meditation though.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on February 16, 2014, 03:15:17 pm
I prefer Gamma Binaural Beats Meditation though.

Nice. I listen to it every night as the very last thing before shutting my computer down (1 hour before going to bed - otherwise the light stimulates your brain too much).

I have noticed that listening to music while I transcribe helps me concentrate and even improves my speed a little.
Just make sure to have two separate browser windows open - one for OW, one for YouTube (If you have them in the same window, the music lags every time you enter a WR).

Personally, I like fan-made My Little Pony music (http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2014/02/brony-musicians-and-andrew-wk-on-my-little-pony/) the best, but I assume you guys have different tastes because you're all twice or even thrice my age.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 16, 2014, 03:30:21 pm
I really like the solo piano version, Hanibal.  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Dean on February 16, 2014, 05:16:22 pm
NICE! I just took a 'quick tour' but I'll go back and listen more later.  Thanks for the link! ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on February 17, 2014, 05:10:38 pm
I really like the solo piano version, Hanibal.  :)

NICE! I just took a 'quick tour' but I'll go back and listen more later.  Thanks for the link! ;)

You're welcome, people. The great thing about that music is you can enjoy it even if you know nothing else of cartoon ponies.
Personally, I like this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=voj9MhBUaTI) best.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: sean0118 on February 21, 2014, 11:57:01 pm
What about some (old) New German Wave such as Nena?

www.youtube.com/embed/14IRDDnEPR4
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on February 26, 2014, 10:03:57 pm
Hi,
On my prom (*) This song was mandatory :)

(*) Dances 100 days before graduation ah but he has   ;)
This tradition.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on February 27, 2014, 07:11:30 pm
Listening to The Grip Weeds' "Strange Bird".  Wonderful power pop that leans juuuust a little toward psych.  The vocal arrangement blows me away.  These are New Jersey folks (one woman, three men) from the same town as The Smithereens.  Really wonderful pop.


http://www.youtube.com/embed/qnkG1xWO3IA


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Post by: Dean on February 28, 2014, 12:57:14 am
Really good!!! Thanks for the suggestion!! 8)
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Post by: AvastMH on February 28, 2014, 08:47:00 am
Thanks DJ - I'm enjoying it  8) :D :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on February 28, 2014, 02:42:26 pm
Well worth listening to -

http://www.upworthy.com/she-was-40-when-the-nazis-took-her-now-shes-outlived-them-and-has-something-incredible-to-say?g=2&c=reccon1

and

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/p370x247/1981870_681736375203645_373524504_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 28, 2014, 03:23:38 pm
Another aspect of music, speaking as a passionate student with little or no real talent.  Learning how you are supposed to make music makes it possible to hear the real thing in detail and complexity.  The beauty of sound suddenly fills life's background, both from nature and from intentional art.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on March 01, 2014, 09:03:56 pm
I prefer Gamma Binaural Beats Meditation though.

Nice. I listen to it every night as the very last thing before shutting my computer down (1 hour before going to bed - otherwise the light stimulates your brain too much).

I have noticed that listening to music while I transcribe helps me concentrate and even improves my speed a little.
Just make sure to have two separate browser windows open - one for OW, one for YouTube (If you have them in the same window, the music lags every time you enter a WR).

Personally, I like fan-made My Little Pony music (http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2014/02/brony-musicians-and-andrew-wk-on-my-little-pony/) the best, but I assume you guys have different tastes because you're all twice or even thrice my age.

One thing I have to give the brony fandom credit for (my friend's a brony by the way) is they can create some really good original songs, remixes, and fan videos. Spending most of my time listening to music, I come across some songs I like from them like Rainbow Factory, September, Daniel Ingraham's remix of Helping Twilight Sparkle Win the Crown, Cupcakes HD, and that song used in Smile HD.

...Speaking of which, is it bad that all the ones I listed are dark songs that I wouldn't be allowed to link to here (except the remix one)? My friend's into... interesting things...

Anyway, currently listening to 1812 overture. Why? Saw V for Vendetta and loved the song ever since. It was really cool see Parliament and the Old Bailey blow up like that (no offense to any British forum users if this is considered offensive), and I learned what the Old Bailey was! Who says movies rot the mind (or was that TV shows.)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on March 01, 2014, 09:41:59 pm
Right you are, tastiger. I've also found a lot of great fanart and fanfics - got over 1 GB of pony stuff saved on my computer, and I add more nearly every day.
But yes, you should NOT link to any of those songs. I've read the stories behind them, and they are shocking. Simply shocking. But I wouldn't blame your friend - as long as you don't hurt people, why should anybody care about what you do in your free time?

As you may have noticed from my avatar, I am a big MLP fan since swallowing my pride and actually giving a try back in Summer 2013. I do not regret this - I only regret not having done it sooner.

When it comes to music, I like stuff (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=F7mZTrXKNuY) dedicated to Rainbow Dash best (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=-izLkasbzG0), because she's my favorite (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=voj9MhBUaTI).
I also like Nightmare Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9PCEp8z7FNg) and Moonrise, a mini-opera (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=IBvl-AdnHGY) done by several dozen people - a true work of art!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on March 01, 2014, 09:57:25 pm
Right you are, tastiger. I've also found a lot of great fanart and fanfics - got over 1 GB of pony stuff saved on my computer, and I add more nearly every day.
But yes, you should NOT link to any of those songs. I've read the stories behind them, and they are shocking. Simply shocking. But I wouldn't blame your friend - as long as you don't hurt people, why should anybody care about what you do in your free time?

As you may have noticed from my avatar, I am a big MLP fan since swallowing my pride and actually giving a try back in Summer 2013. I do not regret this - I only regret not having done it sooner.

When it comes to music, I like stuff (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=F7mZTrXKNuY) dedicated to Rainbow Dash best (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=-izLkasbzG0), because she's my favorite (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=voj9MhBUaTI).
I also like Nightmare Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9PCEp8z7FNg) and Moonrise, a mini-opera (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=IBvl-AdnHGY) done by several dozen people - a true work of art!

(I meant the not linking thing as a side joke as I know I shouldn't link them, wasn't suggesting that I should in case there was any confusion.)

If no one else cares about the pony talk you can skip this post. I would spoiler this, but it seems this forum doesn't have that option.

Although you being an MLP fan, I would suggest the HD ones as they are actually well-made and catchy, but definitely not for the faint-of-heart/under 16 crowd/anyone who gets nightmares visiting 4chan once. And the Cupcakes HD one is especially dedicated to Rainbow Dash! :D

And I think I've heard that auto-tuned voice before... is that the guy who did Rainbow Factory (and by extension September?)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on March 01, 2014, 10:32:50 pm
No thanks. I'll pass on the grimdark stuff - it's just not my thing.

And I think I've heard that auto-tuned voice before... is that the guy who did Rainbow Factory (and by extension September?)

No idea. I don't really pay attention to who does these songs.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on March 01, 2014, 10:35:33 pm
No thanks. I'll pass on the grimdark stuff - it's just not my thing.

The HD ones are not really grimdark more... put you in a state of shock and confusion, to later see the humor in a 2nd/3rd viewing, making you question everything you know (like Rocky Horror Picture Show, only in fear and not a stunned state of nothing really explanatory.)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on March 01, 2014, 11:05:50 pm
I know. I don't like that feeling of shock and confusion because it just doesn't fit with the feel-good world of MLP.
If I want it, I can always go read A Song of Ice and Fire, Warhammer 40.000 novels or some other series where everyone dies.
But to me, ponies and grimdarkness do not mix. Period.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on March 02, 2014, 12:51:04 pm
Like the new avatar, Hanibal.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on March 02, 2014, 01:10:13 pm
Me too!

I get so wrapped up in the stories I read that I get depressed when there is a sad ending.
Similarly, I love science fiction and fantasy, but I don't like the really creepy stuff.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on March 02, 2014, 01:29:59 pm
I get so wrapped up in the stories I read that I get depressed when there is a sad ending.
Similarly, I love science fiction and fantasy, but I don't like the really creepy stuff.

Same for me. I also get really wrapped in these stories, and feel sad when a character I like dies.
I don't like creepy stuff either. I watched a scary movie called "Jeepers Creepers" once, and was afraid of the dark for some time after that.
The funny thing is that I recovered through a computer game - the Assasin's Creed series. In these games, you play a guy who fearlessly runs over rooftops, jumping from street to street, running across ropes and climbing up towers hundreds of meters tall. So by pretending to be this guy, I was able to act as if I was not afraid, and I gradually overcame my fears.
Since then, I don't watch horror movies. I like action ones like "The Expendables" or "Dredd" best.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on March 21, 2014, 11:25:44 am
Handy hint for those who listen to music on YouTube while transcribing/editing: You can set the video to restart automatically like this:

Take the URL, for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qQ6_RV4VQ

and change it to: http://www.yourepeat.com/watch?v=e7qQ6_RV4VQ

This works for any YouTube video. You can even set it to only loop certain parts if you like.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on March 21, 2014, 12:19:19 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: szukacz on May 16, 2014, 07:35:28 pm
Indila
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on May 16, 2014, 07:40:27 pm
Hi szukacz!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 16, 2014, 07:41:01 pm
Hi from me too!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on May 17, 2014, 11:46:26 pm
An epic 9-minute song based on a really good fantasy fanfic: The Flightless Fury (https://www.youtube.com/embed/35v7czU9ZoI)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on May 18, 2014, 08:59:23 am
 ;D
Some of those names (or parts of names) looked familiar ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on May 18, 2014, 09:31:05 am
Ah yes - I forgot to mention, the fanfic that inspired this is a fantasy / My Little Pony crossover.
I don't think I should post a link though, because the dragon talks about bloody and violent stuff in it - such as eating ponies for lunch.
You easily find it yourself, though - it has the same name as the song.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on May 18, 2014, 04:48:34 pm
Songs by Purcell 
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Post by: Kathy on May 18, 2014, 06:03:09 pm
Classic Rock!!!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 18, 2014, 06:36:25 pm
Still working through my CD collection - just winding up the D's now!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 19, 2014, 12:25:55 am

Fortune & Maltese & The Phabulous Pallbearers - Girls Ruin Everything.
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Post by: Caro on May 19, 2014, 07:31:23 am
An oldie:
Texas Radio and the Big Beat - The Doors  :o
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on May 19, 2014, 03:48:49 pm

For a "casual" fan you sure are listening to The Doors a lot lately.  They were stoned immaculate, you know?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Kathy on May 19, 2014, 07:00:59 pm
A retrospective on Chuck Berry - aahh
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Post by: Pommy Stuart on May 31, 2014, 10:24:21 pm
First Play, 'I Tunes' radio

Album is Whispers by Passenger.  English Folk/Rock

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_(singer) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_(singer))
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on June 02, 2014, 08:59:16 pm
Lots of Sam Baker

We went to see him last week and he was great, it is the fourth time I have seen him and he just gets better.

http://sambakermusic.com/
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 02, 2014, 09:19:52 pm
Hi Keith.
Long time no hear.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 04, 2014, 01:00:03 pm
Hi Keith from me too...great to see you.
I'm listening to Salsa Celtica - great mix of Spain and Ireland  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 14, 2014, 02:18:12 am
Kate Bush Aerial: A(n endless) Sky of Honey.
42 min in one track (many songs) good for trying out my new earbuds which seem to get Kate's full range.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on June 28, 2014, 07:30:30 pm
Manic Street Preachers from Glastonbury.  Doing the Glastonbury At Home experience here this weekend.  The BBC have live streaming from 6 stages, and my new computer is able to handle this without grinding to a halt  ;D  I admit it is probably lacking something in atmosphere - on the other hand there is less walking involved and the toilet facilities are much better!  Unfortunately I think I've had my highlight of the festival pretty early on - can't see anyone comparing with Arcade Fire last night!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on June 29, 2014, 03:43:51 pm
well watching and listening to: The English National Ballet perform Lest We Forget at Glastonbury. Photograph: Jim Dyson/Getty Images  Where and when: Pyramid stage, 11.30am, Sunday.
A stunning piece for Glasto. Google it and be astounded.  :o :-* :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on June 29, 2014, 08:23:37 pm
Oh, I missed that - sounds interesting.  I will try and pick it up on iPlayer tomorrow, along with a couple of other sets I didn't catch live.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on June 30, 2014, 06:06:08 pm
Here's one for all our female members:

Older Ladies (https://www.youtube.com/embed/O4QzHeUE-CM)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on June 30, 2014, 11:42:14 pm
Thank you!!!   ;D 8)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on July 20, 2014, 08:15:25 am
In honour of the first moon landing 45 years ago today:
For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me by Jethro Tull
 :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on July 23, 2014, 11:56:55 pm
In honour of the first moon landing 45 years ago today:
For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me by Jethro Tull
 :)

That was a few days ago? And a 45 year anniversary? As an American I should know these things...

Anyway I'm posting this (with hopefully the playlist included but not sure) because
1. I like confusing people. A lot.
2. I like this band unironically.
3. I am currently listening to them. Fits the title.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/WIKqgE4BwAY (https://www.youtube.com/embed/WIKqgE4BwAY) Gimme Chocolate!
Edit: Can't have playlist included. Darn. Here are the other ones.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/cK3NMZAUKGw (https://www.youtube.com/embed/cK3NMZAUKGw) Megitsune
https://www.youtube.com/embed/nDqaTXqCN-Q (https://www.youtube.com/embed/nDqaTXqCN-Q) Ijime, Dame, Zettai
https://www.youtube.com/embed/2IzR_ClTE8Y (https://www.youtube.com/embed/2IzR_ClTE8Y) Head Banya!!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/qVdBBOpSoN4 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/qVdBBOpSoN4) Iine!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/cirhQ8iLdbw (https://www.youtube.com/embed/cirhQ8iLdbw) Doki Doki Morning

Edit 2: Warning: see Caro's comment below.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on July 24, 2014, 07:35:41 am
Perhaps these should carry a warning about flashing images.  ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on July 24, 2014, 07:40:45 am
Perhaps these should carry a warning about flashing images.  ;)
Oops didn't even think about that.  :-[
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on July 24, 2014, 02:01:02 pm
You might want to cover your ears for this little number!  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Aui2TKucUg
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on July 24, 2014, 07:45:01 pm

Currently: Electric Frankenstein - Just Like Your Mom.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on July 27, 2014, 09:14:32 pm
Having missed the thread on late-in-life skinny dipping I reached for my records and played this, Now - on a long VERY hot, sticky summer walk I passed 2 elderly walkers mostly stripped off (down to the vest/ bra) walking in tall grass. They didn't see me or my friend until it was 'too late', they looked a little abashed as we chirpily wished them a happy day. I wished I had stopped them to sing them this song...If you can find it sung by Dame Janet Baker all the better.

Edward Shank's poem:

The fields are full of summer still
And breathe again upon the air,
From brown dry side of hedge and hill,
More sweetness than the sense can bear.

So some old couple who in youth
With love were filled and overfull,
And loved with strength and loved with truth,
In heavy age are beautiful
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on July 27, 2014, 09:25:32 pm
Here's a version: https://www.youtube.com/embed/tFMAB5HlAac
 :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on July 27, 2014, 09:56:48 pm
Oh lovely Caro - that's wonderful.  Aren't they wonderful sentiments?
And UNLESS there were those of us so old that gravity has had it's wicked way..we'd never have had them written.  ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: DJ_59 on July 28, 2014, 02:51:38 am

That really is wonderful stuff.  Thanks for that.


Currently: Ella Fitzgerald - Duke's Place.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on July 31, 2014, 09:41:48 pm
Weird Al because no one needs a reason to listen to Weird Al. :) Especially the new videos.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on August 01, 2014, 08:12:31 pm
Is that Wierd Al Yankovic?  Hasn't he just topped the US album chart?  The first comedy album for years and years and years to do so?  Or am I showing how out of touch I am and you are referring to some much younger, cooler "Wierd Al"?
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Danny252 on August 01, 2014, 08:35:25 pm
No, you're not that out of touch ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on August 01, 2014, 08:59:35 pm
He's Tacky.  :o
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on August 01, 2014, 10:50:43 pm
He's Tacky.  :o

And Handy. :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on October 14, 2014, 12:30:32 am
Sea shanties (mostly in French) by Djiboudjep. They rock! If you are new to them try 'John Kanak'. They are not easy to track down.
If anyone knows how to get a cd by this lot - let me know....pleeeeease
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: tastiger on October 14, 2014, 01:56:54 am
Sea shanties (mostly in French) by Djiboudjep. They rock! If you are new to them try 'John Kanak'. They are not easy to track down.
If anyone knows how to get a cd by this lot - let me know....pleeeeease

Maybe eBay? I looked on there and they had some vinyls by them, there is the option of getting a vinyl-to-cd converter (which is about 67 USD give or take) or a vinyl-to-digital converter and burn them onto a cd.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on October 14, 2014, 05:21:35 pm
You can listen to Chants de Marins, including John Kanak, here: http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Chants+De+Marins/5633734
 :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Helen J on October 14, 2014, 06:21:57 pm
Thanks Joan and Caro - they definitely rock.  Ideal transcribing music.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on October 18, 2014, 08:37:47 pm
Oooh, bit wierd!  Just listening to a compilation CD while editing Changuinola and looking on the Wrecksite to see if I can find the SS Hallen anywhere.  Glancing down the list my eyes fell upon the MFV Hallelujah.  And the track playing on the CD?  Michael McDonald's cover of "Hallelujah" ...
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on October 31, 2014, 04:19:45 pm
I recently stumbled upon an indie musician called Aviators who does a lot of good stuff.
Many of his songs are MLP:FiM - related (which is how I found him in the first place), but some of them aren't.
For the past few months now, I've been listening to his stuff while transcribing - it's pretty great.
Here's a couple samples of his work:

Pony music:

Someone Like Me (https://www.youtube.com/embed/k10_b0Z5i5o)
Heroes (https://www.youtube.com/embed/bq27qg4Ot2M)*
Friendship (https://www.youtube.com/embed/9U0UUDy_5ik)

Not pony music:

Reach (All Along) (https://www.youtube.com/embed/qCop6obJIAc)
Fool's Gold (https://www.youtube.com/embed/TAvqo1fsfPY)
Rock the World (https://www.youtube.com/embed/LLcr26TPdS8)*

Note: The songs marked with * start out a little loud - watch your volume.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on October 31, 2014, 06:40:38 pm
I like him and his music.  (Didn't listen to the loud ones tho, personal taste there.  :) )
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Post by: Hanibal94 on December 06, 2014, 10:01:03 pm
Quote from: Homer
Noble and manly music invigorates the spirit, strengthens the wavering man, and incites him to great and worthy deeds.

I totally agree with this - most of my great and worthy deeds on OW were accomplished while listening to very noble and manly music.
I highly recommend it to transcribers and history editors alike.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on December 08, 2014, 01:32:49 pm
As this thread has often been used to mark the death of a musician, we should record the death of Jack Bruce, the bassist with Cream amongst other bands.

Paul Jones did a good retrospective on his Radio 2 Blues Programme.

You may be able to listen again here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04q0x5v. I dont know if this is available outside the UK.

K
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Post by: AvastMH on December 08, 2014, 02:07:19 pm
He can't have been that old surely Keith? :( I remember cream..not quite my cuppa but very very good.
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 08, 2014, 02:45:21 pm
Yes, BBC Radio does stream so the US can listen.  He was just into his 70s, which is a bit young.  RIP, Jack Bruce.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on December 12, 2014, 11:23:25 pm
He can't have been that old surely Keith? :( I remember cream..not quite my cuppa but very very good.

I agree that they were very strange for their time and far ahead in many ways, especially with that mix of rock, blues & jazz. I loved them, they took me from "pop" music into something quite different and really developed my taste in music.
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Post by: Caro on December 23, 2014, 07:48:18 am
Another one gone. Rock on Joe.

Space Captain.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-407iUd_pFY
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Post by: szukacz on December 23, 2014, 09:26:04 am
U.D.O.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/jzuEntlXbPM
https://www.youtube.com/embed/gOtTyWIJD1Q
rgds4all
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Post by: Randi on December 23, 2014, 12:39:43 pm
Hi szukacz, Good to see you! Have a merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on February 07, 2015, 09:18:41 pm
Ayres on the air.
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Post by: AvastMH on February 08, 2015, 01:07:38 pm
Would that be 'Ayres Rock' ?  ;D
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Post by: Pommy Stuart on February 08, 2015, 07:27:52 pm
Funny, but good one Joan.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on February 26, 2015, 02:43:24 pm
Wish You Were Here, by Rasputina.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/D52kM9vKFnw
Pretty pictures and Spanish subtitles.  ??? ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: exim202 on February 26, 2015, 05:59:49 pm
Wow! Very poetic. I find jellyfish fascinating creatures (it takes all sorts..!)  :-\
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Post by: DJ_59 on February 26, 2015, 07:53:31 pm
Rasputina!  SO cool.  :)

I'm currently listening to Deep Purple's "Fireball".

But it's on shuffle with 830 songs, so now it's Bubble Puppy's "Are You With Me".  I heart shuffle.
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Post by: Caro on February 26, 2015, 08:15:26 pm
Only 830?  :o

Jellyfish are fascinating creatures, exim202. They propel themselves through the water in an extraordinary way. 
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 26, 2015, 08:18:40 pm
Jellyfish are fascinating - no brains at all, no muscles, and yet they have populated the oceans successfully in high quantity for more millennium than any other animal.  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on February 27, 2015, 07:56:56 am
The Iranian and Israeli who make chamber music together (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31553870)
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Post by: DJ_59 on March 10, 2015, 06:07:44 pm

Currently: Fortune & Maltese & the Phabulous Pallbearers  - My Baby's Hearse

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on April 10, 2015, 06:16:24 am
Itunes, Internet radio, Eclectic stream, currently on Vancouver's Max Radio, often on The Acoustic Outpost.
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Post by: Hanibal94 on May 09, 2015, 01:20:40 pm
Something funny I heard about from my dad:

There's a nonprofit archaeological research center called the Stone Age Institute in Indiana, USA.
They happen to have a band that does ancient hominid - themed music, and it's actually pretty good!

Here's the links to a few songs - there's a full list on the left hand side of the website. You can even download for free if you like.

I'm a Denisovan (http://www.stoneageinstitute.org/imadenisovansong.html#.VU35kJMpqcU)
Homo erectus (http://www.stoneageinstitute.org/homoerectussong.html#.VU36UJMpqcU)
From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web (http://www.stoneageinstitute.org/big-bang-song.html#.VU36i5MpqcU)
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Post by: Caro on June 06, 2015, 10:13:30 am
https://www.youtube.com/embed/izzKUoxL11E

The dresses, the hairdos, the moves ... Where Did Our Love Go, Diana Ross and the Supremes.  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on July 10, 2015, 01:59:56 am
Itunes, Internet radio, Eclectic stream, currently on Vancouver's Max Radio, often on The Acoustic Outpost.

Still on the internet radio but now on Celtic Music Radio MP3 from Glasgow. (24hr station)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on July 10, 2015, 12:48:19 pm
wow - thanks for that one Pommy. I often listen to BBCRadio Nan Gaidhael on an afternoon, it's in Gaelic. Has some great folk music.  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 26, 2015, 06:33:06 pm
Jake Thackray
Comedy song writer from the 60's/70's.  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: HatterJack on August 27, 2015, 03:22:09 am
I'm at work so I have to keep my music down low, so it's really just background noise, but right now I've got

Apocalyptica - Worlds Collide

Not a bad first song for the night watch. If I'm lucky I'll get some Lindsey Sterling and Nobuo Uematsu out of the deal at some point too.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Janet Jaguar on August 27, 2015, 03:32:12 am
Just finished watching PBS, Simon and Garfunkel in Central Park, 1982.  Really good memories there.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 27, 2015, 11:07:06 am
I'm at work so I have to keep my music down low, so it's really just background noise, but right now I've got

Apocalyptica - Worlds Collide

Not a bad first song for the night watch. If I'm lucky I'll get some Lindsey Sterling and Nobuo Uematsu out of the deal at some point too.

Surprised to say I've never heard of any of them  :-[  I'll have to investigate.. :D
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Post by: HatterJack on August 27, 2015, 11:49:19 am
Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band, but they're a little... unusual. It's a cello trio with a metal drummer behind them. Pretty intense fusion between thrash metal and classical music. They did a song back in 2009 called "I Don't Care" that got quite a bit of exposure, and is definitely worth checking out.

Lindsey Sterling is *amazing* and picks up where Vanessa Mae left off back in the 90's, fusing classical violin with electronica. Her more famous stuff is kind of like Downlink meets Bach. She's probably most well known for her song "Crystallize", as she ended up with a viral YouTube video with that, although personally I much prefer "Elements" or her collaboration with Pentatonix for a cover version of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" that's infinitely better than the original.

Nobuo Uematsu is the guy who composed all of the music for the Final Fantasy franchise of video games, Ah! My Goddess, and a few other things. In a lot of ways he's almost singularly responsible for Trans Siberian Orchestra becoming a thing, as his work in the 80's and early 90's paved the way for public acceptance of symphonic rock. He also has the distinction of being adorable even when he formed the Black Mages (a heavy metal re-envisioning of his compositions for the Final Fantasy franchise). There's a schism among his fanbase as to what his greatest work has been thus far, seeming to be torn between "One Winged Angel" and "Liberi Fatali". They're both good songs, but I would rather recommend the Black Mages version of "Dancing Mad" or what I think may actually be the crowning jewel in the newest Final Fantasy (14: A Realm Reborn) "Answers".
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on August 27, 2015, 11:52:23 am
Well -that'll keep me busy for a bit Hatterjack!  :D  I'll let you know how I get on  8)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on January 11, 2016, 04:16:14 pm
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tgcc5V9Hu3g

RIP David Bowie
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Post by: Thursday Next on January 11, 2016, 07:40:01 pm
It was such a shock to wake up to that news this morning - it was only Friday that his new album came out.  6music has been playing Bowie pretty much all day and it brings home what an incredible legacy of music he has left us.  A very sad loss.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on January 11, 2016, 08:30:21 pm
Oh that was a shock. Blew me away. That's a big chunk of my music-in-youth gone :(
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Post by: Tegwen on January 22, 2016, 02:35:13 pm
And another to add to that fine band that is forming up in heaven at present.

Lemmy on bass
David Bowie on vocals and rhythm guitar
Glen Frey on lead


Now Dale Griffin (aka Buffin), on drums  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Griffin

My brother met him in a bar after a Mott the Hoople gig in 1972. Said he was really friendly, relaxed & chatty. They were a fine band.

RIP all.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on January 22, 2016, 06:43:51 pm
Yep - Heaven is getting itself a fair old Glastonbury set up going  ;) :D
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Post by: leelaht on February 03, 2016, 02:06:03 am
curious if there was an "old weather" song, and found Windy Old Weather

https://us.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=iry&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&type=wncy_amnis_15_47&param1=1&param2=f%3D4%26b%3DFirefox%26cc%3Dus%26pa%3DWincy%26cd%3D2XzuyEtN2Y1L1Qzu0FtDyByCtC0CtAtByDyC0Ezy0AyEtCyDtN0D0Tzu0StCyEtCyDtN1L2XzutAtFtCyDtFtAtFtBtN1L1Czu1ByEtN1L1G1B1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2StD0AyByBtCtDzz0CtGtAyDtCyCtGtCyCyCtCtGtD0EyByCtGyCtD0AzztC0ByC0A0CyDyE0A2QtN1M1F1B2Z1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2SyB0C0Fzy0FyB0B0BtGzz0C0EyEtGyEtB0ByCtGzytDyD0BtGtAtA0B0B0AtBzy0DtA0BtB0C2QtN0A0LzuyE%26cr%3D539826164%26a%3Dwncy_amnis_15_47%26os%3DWindows%2B8.1&p=%22windy+old+weather%22 (https://us.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=iry&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&type=wncy_amnis_15_47&param1=1&param2=f%3D4%26b%3DFirefox%26cc%3Dus%26pa%3DWincy%26cd%3D2XzuyEtN2Y1L1Qzu0FtDyByCtC0CtAtByDyC0Ezy0AyEtCyDtN0D0Tzu0StCyEtCyDtN1L2XzutAtFtCyDtFtAtFtBtN1L1Czu1ByEtN1L1G1B1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2StD0AyByBtCtDzz0CtGtAyDtCyCtGtCyCyCtCtGtD0EyByCtGyCtD0AzztC0ByC0A0CyDyE0A2QtN1M1F1B2Z1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2SyB0C0Fzy0FyB0B0BtGzz0C0EyEtGyEtB0ByCtGzytDyD0BtGtAtA0B0B0AtBzy0DtA0BtB0C2QtN0A0LzuyE%26cr%3D539826164%26a%3Dwncy_amnis_15_47%26os%3DWindows%2B8.1&p=%22windy+old+weather%22)

...in the windy old weather, stormy old weather, when the wind blows we all pull together...
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on April 21, 2016, 07:28:46 pm
And another to add to that fine band that is forming up in heaven at present.

Lemmy on bass
David Bowie on vocals and rhythm guitar
Glen Frey on lead


Now Dale Griffin (aka Buffin), on drums  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Griffin

My brother met him in a bar after a Mott the Hoople gig in 1972. Said he was really friendly, relaxed & chatty. They were a fine band.

RIP all.

And they have now, unbelievably, been joined by Prince  :o  :(  I am not quite sure how Victoria Wood is going to fit into this celestial band.  Both taken much too young.  RIP.

(I am not sure how well known Victoria Wood is outside the UK.  Check out "The Ballad of Barry and Freda" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNU5KVa_Tu8)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on April 21, 2016, 11:56:55 pm
And they have now, unbelievably, been joined by Prince  :o  :(  I am not quite sure how Victoria Wood is going to fit into this celestial band.  Both taken much too young.  RIP.

(I am not sure how well known Victoria Wood is outside the UK.  Check out "The Ballad of Barry and Freda" - https://www.youtube.com/embed/lNU5KVa_Tu8)

So surprised by Victoria Wood, and then Prince!!  Have to tell you a quick story, one day at work I was limping around clutching walking stick in one hand and a load of stuff balanced on a book in my right hand. As I walked the book tipped and bits started falling off it. In an amazing moment of one-ness, as if he had read my mind, he said 'soup' as he passed. I cracked up laughing.
And here it is: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z6aYLOf8CUQ  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on April 23, 2016, 12:02:39 pm
And they have now, unbelievably, been joined by Prince  :o  :(  I am not quite sure how Victoria Wood is going to fit into this celestial band.  Both taken much too young.  RIP.

(I am not sure how well known Victoria Wood is outside the UK.  Check out "The Ballad of Barry and Freda" - https://www.youtube.com/embed/lNU5KVa_Tu8)

So surprised by Victoria Wood, and then Prince!!  Have to tell you a quick story, one day at work I was limping around clutching walking stick in one hand and a load of stuff balanced on a book in my right hand. As I walked the book tipped and bits started falling off it. In an amazing moment of one-ness, as if he had read my mind, he said 'soup' as he passed. I cracked up laughing.
And here it is: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z6aYLOf8CUQ  ;D

Shouldnt that be two soups??
 ;)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Randi on April 23, 2016, 12:14:42 pm
 ;D ;D
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Post by: AvastMH on April 23, 2016, 12:16:33 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: jil on April 23, 2016, 05:33:48 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on April 24, 2016, 06:55:12 pm
I wish to change the subject from all this death... How about an awesome indie song based on an awesome movie?

Impossible - A Zootopia song (https://www.youtube.com/embed/1ARDt6jgHVk)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on April 24, 2016, 07:46:34 pm
I really enjoyed that hanibal  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on April 24, 2016, 08:39:40 pm
Yes, this topic does seem to have morphed into an "In Memoriam" for musicians, not quite sure when that happened ...
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on April 25, 2016, 01:34:41 pm
Yes, this topic does seem to have morphed into an "In Memoriam" for musicians, not quite sure when that happened ...

Ok to help the cheer up, can I add one of my favourite singles. Days of Old by Babeshadow. I know almost nothing about them, except that they disbanded in 2013, but I think that this is wonderful.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ntkIuapODDI
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on April 25, 2016, 03:06:51 pm
That was fun!  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on April 25, 2016, 08:50:20 pm
It was pretty good, Keith. Thanks.

We should all take turns posting our favorite singles here!
I'll add this one: https://www.youtube.com/embed/IZeFYMG4kps
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on April 25, 2016, 08:59:04 pm
gotcha - here is my first ever single, I loved it, I still love it. Watch out for flashing images and mad psychedelic colour styles  ;)
ELO - Mr Blue Sky

https://www.youtube.com/embed/DhFy4qZ0ah8
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jil on April 26, 2016, 08:45:25 am
 :)
Yeah, ELO's Out of the Blue was the first LP I bought! Massive gatefold sleeve with spaceship on - and the music is great too.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on April 26, 2016, 10:21:11 am
 :D :D :D   Nice one jil!
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Post by: Caro on May 02, 2016, 08:27:03 am
The Beltane Border Morris dancers at Hay Tor on Dartmoor yesterday.  ;D
Sure hope this Facebook video works.

https://www.facebook.com/BeltaneBorderMorris/videos/10154249897668028/
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Post by: Randi on May 02, 2016, 01:45:40 pm
 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Kathy on May 02, 2016, 03:15:53 pm
What she said!  8)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on May 02, 2016, 07:15:36 pm
 8) 8) 8) ;D That's was a cracker Caro!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 18, 2016, 05:50:55 pm
Sorry to bring the tone back down, but I just learned that another of my heroes has died before I got chance to see him live.

RIP Guy Clark

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dFb1lGMvS3I
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on May 18, 2016, 08:37:07 pm
He was one of the good guys (no pun intended).  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on May 18, 2016, 08:58:36 pm
Had not heard him before - but enjoyed that very much - thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 19, 2016, 07:56:24 pm
Normal service has been resumed ... that was a nice try, Hanibal, but to little avail!

I am currently mainly listening to the new Radiohead album (not very original of me, I know).  As far as I am aware, all members of the band are currently alive, though apparently suffering from existential angst - but aren't we all?  ::)

You've probably mostly seen the video for Burn The Witch as it's had a lot of publicity, but for anyone who hasn't, it really is seriously disturbing!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/yI2oS2hoL0k
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: HatterJack on May 20, 2016, 04:10:58 am
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-CuyLbC2TZo

A random collection of actual authentic sea shanties that haven't been heard a gazillion times because of a certain piratical video game.

Edit: there's a couple that are from there anyway, but they're some of the better ones.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Caro on May 20, 2016, 07:46:38 am
Shanties.  ;D



I don't want to interfere with your posts, dear people, so please follow the request in forum Rules and Information to link to full-screen versions, like so:

Change the part of the video URL that reads "watch?v=" to "embed/".
For example, change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vUqeDPZZ80
to
http://www.youtube.com/embed/7vUqeDPZZ80



Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on May 20, 2016, 08:43:07 pm
My apologies - there was a faint bell ringing about Youtube links, but I couldn't think what it was!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on May 20, 2016, 10:15:10 pm
Thanks Jack - I like that certain piratical video game a lot, so it's nice to hear the shanties while transcribing (Or while doing Science Gossip because the interface is down).

Here's another collection: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZMYQ4rhwJto
Unfortunately, it doesn't have the background sounds of the game:

Quote from: YouTube comment
hmm just not the same without the sounds of the gulls shrieking and pooping everywhere, and the sea crashing over the ship, but still nice. Still any way you could add that please?

So then someone made this: http://youtubedoubler.com/geCL

(YouTube Doubler is a tool for playing two videos at once if you want to combine sounds or something)
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on May 28, 2016, 01:07:52 pm
Shanties.  ;D



I don't want to interfere with your posts, dear people, so please follow the request in forum Rules and Information to link to full-screen versions, like so:

Change the part of the video URL that reads "watch?v=" to "embed/".
For example, change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vUqeDPZZ80
to
http://www.youtube.com/embed/7vUqeDPZZ80

Thanks for correcting mine earlier.

Note to self, must remember this!!!

K
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on June 04, 2016, 02:51:26 pm
Bonnie Raitt!!!

Went to see her live in Bristol on Thursday night. One of the best gigs I have been to in ages. Superb sound, great band and she was in fine form.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on July 01, 2016, 11:39:27 pm
BBC's 'Top of the Pops' from the 60's. Know them all - We've had Jagger, Procul Harum, Manfred Mann, The BeeGees, Roy Wood, etc etc - what a blast  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: mapurves on August 25, 2016, 04:03:57 am
This (https://www.youtube.com/embed/ayGkA-vxrMc) just came up on my iPod, suitable while charting the waters of Southeast Alaska of the good ship Patterson  ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: jil on August 25, 2016, 07:43:11 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on September 19, 2016, 10:04:26 am
Started to listen to iTunes Internet radio.
My favourite station is becoming The Breeze Bristol & Bath UK.
I mainly listen during the UK night, light easy listening music very little ads and great music to do OW to.
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on September 19, 2016, 10:49:25 pm
Interesting - what sort of music are you getting there then Stuart?  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Pommy Stuart on September 20, 2016, 07:43:10 am
Not sure what it is, it just wafts around the speakers.
Give it a try.
Go to itunes on your PC.
I click the Music button and see Internet Radio, click it.
Down drops a list of music styles.
Look for the Adult Contemporary list.
Find 'The Breeze Bristol & Bath'.
Click, hold and drag left of the screen to play list.

'Breeze' is quite good as well.

Enjoy.

Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on September 20, 2016, 11:43:43 pm
I'll have a go tomorrow then  :D
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Hanibal94 on October 29, 2016, 07:30:09 pm
Movie soundtracks make great background music for transcribing/editing because they're pretty long, don't have any lyrics and are often quite deep.
Plus, you can find a lot of them on YouTube - I'm listening to the Lord of the Rings complete trilogy soundtrack right now, and it's over 3 hours and 40 minutes!
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: leelaht on October 30, 2016, 12:09:38 am
I've noticed I take fewer breaks with music than an audiobook.  With an audiobook, after about 5 pages, I need a quick diversion (one of the other zooniverse projects, eyewire, solitaire, or a glance at the forum).

Don't know how much I'll get done tonight.  Internet (cable) is really balky.  Is a world series game on?  I do live in Ohio...
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Tegwen on November 11, 2016, 09:11:11 am
Just seen that Leonard Cohen has died aged 82.

He was a huge influence on me in my youth, so I will be listening to his music today. Might even get the guitar out.

RIP Leonard Cohen
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: AvastMH on November 11, 2016, 11:05:11 am
I echo your words exactly Keith. Listening to some of his old albums from the seventies brings an immediate rush of youthful memories.

RIP Leonard Cohen :'(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Bob on November 11, 2016, 12:36:35 pm
I discovered his music rather late, just last year, in fact (in a Werner Herzog film, of all places). Amazing work. RIP

I echo your words exactly Keith. Listening to some of his old albums from the seventies brings an immediate rush of youthful memories.

RIP Leonard Cohen :'(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: Thursday Next on November 11, 2016, 07:48:03 pm
Very sad to learn that we have lost Leonard Cohen, too.  I've been a fan since the first album.  I'd actually planned not to listen to his music today as I thought it would just make me feel too down, but the radio had other ideas.   :'(
Title: Re: Whatcha listening to?
Post by: mapurves on November 11, 2016, 09:25:48 pm
Very sad to learn that we have lost Leonard Cohen, too.  I've been a fan since the first album.  I'd actually planned not to listen to his music today as I thought it would just make me feel too down, but the radio had other ideas.   :'(

You can listen to it here (http://www.cbcmusic.ca/#/Shift). Two hours of songs and interviews.
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Post by: Helen J on November 17, 2016, 04:43:20 pm
I'm listening as I transcribe to the BBC Radio 4 programme Inside Science; there's a scientist about to head off to Antarctica to try to find a very very old ice core, which will contain actual air from thousands of years ago, from which they can test what the climate was like then - isn't science amazing!  If you're able to listen to it, the item starts about ten minutes in.
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Post by: AvastMH on November 17, 2016, 08:36:24 pm
I need to catch up with this thread - would love to Leonard Cohen and certainly the programme BBC Inside Science. Might be a job for Saturday morning
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Post by: Caro on December 09, 2016, 09:10:26 am
Happy Blues for John Glenn (https://www.youtube.com/embed/xMtsFABg7EM)

 8)
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Post by: AvastMH on December 10, 2016, 01:04:00 am
Happy Blues for John Glenn (https://www.youtube.com/embed/xMtsFABg7EM)

 8)

 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: mapurves on December 10, 2016, 01:38:14 am
I need to catch up with this thread - would love to Leonard Cohen and certainly the programme BBC Inside Science. Might be a job for Saturday morning

Try this: 20 Pieces of Music that Changed the World (http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/20-pieces-of-music-that-changed-the-world-robert-harris-1.2992788).

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Post by: AvastMH on December 10, 2016, 09:31:20 pm
Try this: 20 Pieces of Music that Changed the World (http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/20-pieces-of-music-that-changed-the-world-robert-harris-1.2992788).

This needs to be worked through carefully   thanks Michael! Started Pergolesi  - will head back to that soon  :D
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Post by: mapurves on December 11, 2016, 01:10:03 am
This is really fun. Each segment is about four minutes long, so you can go through them fairly quickly. It is, in essence, a musical version of Astronomical Signs. Each of the 12 Major and Minor chords are represented. The question is: "Which Key are You?" (http://www.cbcmusic.ca/signatureseries)

The Signature Series first aired on CBC Radio 2 in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, the series was awarded a Prix Italia, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in broadcasting, in the Best Work on Music category. Since that time, the series has gone on to be broadcast in the USA and was translated into Danish for broadcast in Denmark. The "author" of this work was CBC Music host, Paolo Pietropaolo.
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Post by: AvastMH on December 11, 2016, 06:42:24 pm
Oh gosh there's a lot stacked in there Michael - tha :D :D :Dt'll keep me busy for a bit 
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Post by: leelaht on December 17, 2016, 09:17:29 pm
Here's something new that popped up on my Spotify recommendations:

The Endurance by Adam Young
(as in Shackleton)
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Post by: AvastMH on December 17, 2016, 09:48:29 pm
Here's something new that popped up on my Spotify recommendations:

The Endurance by Adam Young
(as in Shackleton)

 8) 8) 8) 8) coool music
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Post by: Pommy Stuart on January 26, 2017, 04:05:03 am
The Dubliners - 50 Years Celebration Concert in Dublin.

Use the famous Search Engine and it will take you to the YouTube site.

IMHO 2hrs 17 Min of great music and stories.
Call it up on your Smart TV, switch on the home theatre, grab a drink and enjoy.
wish I had found it sooner.
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Post by: AvastMH on January 26, 2017, 09:10:02 pm
Great music Stuart! Foot tapping for sure  :D
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Post by: mapurves on January 27, 2017, 11:59:39 pm
Right now it's the African Guitar Summit. Just the kind of music we need in these turbulent and uncertain times. I cannot recommend this CD highly enough.

Obaa Y Ewa   Pa Joe
Malembo      Donne Robert
Zanahary   Madagascar Slim
Sadebake   Donne Robert
Nyame Somafo   Pa Joe
Salama      Madagascar Slim
Mwajuma      Adam Solomon
Cette Vie   Alpha Yaya Diallo
Urwibutso   Mighty Popo
Pesa Ni Unfunguo   Adam Solomon
DJarabi      Alpha Yaya Diallo
Mwembo      Mighty Popo
Nabhoran   Alpha Yaya Diallo
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Post by: Tegwen on January 28, 2017, 01:50:30 pm
If you are into African guitar music, may I recommend Mokoomba. A Zimbabwean band, who are really exciting. I have seen them live & they do a wonderful set.

For example.
https://youtube.com/embed/qskaBKVDFiw


Randi: Replaced youtu.be with youtube.com/embed
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Post by: mapurves on January 28, 2017, 04:05:20 pm
 :) :) :) :)

Thank you, I will check them out!
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Post by: Tegwen on January 28, 2017, 06:33:17 pm
If you are into African guitar music, may I recommend Mokoomba. A Zimbabwean band, who are really exciting. I have seen them live & they do a wonderful set.

For example.
https://youtube.com/embed/qskaBKVDFiw


Randi: Replaced youtu.be with youtube.com/embed

Sorry Randi. I thought I had put the embed link in. Thanks for correcting it.
K
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Post by: Randi on January 28, 2017, 06:44:52 pm
 ;D

I always have to go back and check the instructions :-[
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Post by: AvastMH on January 28, 2017, 08:42:48 pm
Really good music Tegwen :D  Makes me think of the Bamako Railway Hotel bands mixed with Zimbabwean bands  :D
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Post by: mapurves on January 29, 2017, 01:12:09 am
I enjoyed it! Thank you. I've now moved on to Shaka Zulu with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  :) :) :)

They really help to propel the Unalga along.  ;D
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Post by: Pommy Stuart on March 08, 2017, 07:35:39 pm
Nice background Scottish, Irish and celtic music.

celticradio.net (http://celticradio.net)
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Post by: Tegwen on March 08, 2017, 09:15:14 pm
Today I am listening to anything by Albert Lee.

Went to see him & his new electric band, in Bristol last night. and they were great. He is 74 and has the fastest hands I have ever seen.

His history is fantastic, played with the Crickets, the Everly Brothers, & Emmylou Harris among others.
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Post by: Thursday Next on March 08, 2017, 09:34:01 pm
But did you get to see the Foo Fighters when they played Frome, Keith?
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Post by: Tegwen on March 09, 2017, 04:57:51 pm
But did you get to see the Foo Fighters when they played Frome, Keith?

No I didnt, only found out that they were on from the local news.

For those who missed this item, they played an invitation only gig to announce that they will headline Glasto this year. Frome is a very small town & we have a concert venue called the Cheese & Grain Hall, capacity 500, which has had some great gigs, but the Foo Fighters are a little out of our normal league!!

It is probably the nearest decent hall to the Glastonbury Festival site, which I guess is why they chose it.

Frome centre was apparantly jammed solid the whole afternoon & evening.

I was going to post links to some of the news items, but Dave Grohl's comments from the stage here, about Trump & his supporters, when quoted in full, are not acceptable for this forum. Feel free to look them up!!
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Post by: AvastMH on March 09, 2017, 06:35:39 pm
Today I am listening to anything by Albert Lee.

Went to see him & his new electric band, in Bristol last night. and they were great. He is 74 and has the fastest hands I have ever seen.

His history is fantastic, played with the Crickets, the Everly Brothers, & Emmylou Harris among others.

Gosh! I feel ashamed that I don't know his name given his connections ...must get a taster :)
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Post by: Thursday Next on March 09, 2017, 08:51:45 pm
But did you get to see the Foo Fighters when they played Frome, Keith?

No I didnt, only found out that they were on from the local news.

For those who missed this item, they played an invitation only gig to announce that they will headline Glasto this year. Frome is a very small town & we have a concert venue called the Cheese & Grain Hall, capacity 500, which has had some great gigs, but the Foo Fighters are a little out of our normal league!!

It is probably the nearest decent hall to the Glastonbury Festival site, which I guess is why they chose it.

Frome centre was apparantly jammed solid the whole afternoon & evening.

I was going to post links to some of the news items, but Dave Grohl's comments from the stage here, about Trump & his supporters, when quoted in full, are not acceptable for this forum. Feel free to look them up!!

I must admit that when I heard about it on the radio the next day I did have to check that it wasn't 1 April!  I heard that they asked Michael Eavis to suggest a small venue near Glastonbury where they could play a secret gig - apparently the Cheese & Grain was a little smaller than they had actually expected!
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Post by: Tegwen on March 10, 2017, 04:07:43 pm
Today I am listening to anything by Albert Lee.

Went to see him & his new electric band, in Bristol last night. and they were great. He is 74 and has the fastest hands I have ever seen.

His history is fantastic, played with the Crickets, the Everly Brothers, & Emmylou Harris among others.

Gosh! I feel ashamed that I don't know his name given his connections ...must get a taster :)

I hope you enjoy his stuff. In addition to his work with the above, he was a member of Head Hands & Feet, in the 70s & of a band called Hogans Heroes in the last 10 years or so. He was also Gram Parsons' guitarist for many years.
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Post by: Tegwen on March 10, 2017, 04:09:45 pm
While I was typing the above I have on BBC Radio 4. The obituary programm is on & they have just announced that Pete "Overend" Watts, the bassist with Mott the Hoople has died.

They have just described him as one of the founders of Glam Rock. My excuse is that I was a fan way before that phase!!

One of my favourite bands of the 70s.

RIP Overend Watts.
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Post by: AvastMH on March 10, 2017, 07:32:44 pm
 :'(  Mott the Hoople -what a blast from the past Keith.
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Post by: Tegwen on March 19, 2017, 10:49:14 am
RIP Chuck Berry.
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Post by: Tegwen on May 27, 2017, 10:47:23 pm
RIP Greg Allman
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Post by: mapurves on June 02, 2017, 01:21:50 am
It was 50 years ago today.  Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. What else could it be!
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Post by: AvastMH on June 02, 2017, 06:50:50 pm
 ::) I got my first 'Beatles' haircut about that time.  ;D

Keith - sorry I missed your posts about Chuck Berry and Greg Allman. I wonder which great musical hero/heroine will head to the Jamming Session in the Sky next? :(
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Post by: AvastMH on June 10, 2017, 12:19:31 pm
https://www.youtube.com/embed/rFwGD61Z_ZQ  sea shanties inspired by hanibal's latest Dockside  Gallery offering (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=25.msg143266#msg143266) :D
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Post by: AvastMH on June 21, 2017, 11:34:50 pm
http://www.shetland.org/60n/webcams/island-of-fetlar

some wonderful Gaelic reels accompanying a gloomy Fetlar webcam on this short night :)
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Post by: Caro on October 05, 2017, 09:10:48 am
Cheers me right up.  ;D

Lucky Chops playing Funky Town/I Feel Good last year:

https://youtube.com/embed/c9MiGCQf1bY
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Post by: AvastMH on October 05, 2017, 06:43:24 pm
Cheers me right up.  ;D

Lucky Chops playing Funky Town/I Feel Good last year:

https://youtube.com/embed/c9MiGCQf1bY

That was totally fantastic - you couldn't feel tired or cross watching that lot - tickled my funny bones  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Tegwen on October 07, 2017, 03:36:04 pm
Having a day of Tom Petty. RIP.

I think he counts as your next hero Joan.
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Post by: Hurlock on October 07, 2017, 04:37:34 pm
Having a day of Tom Petty. RIP.
When you listen to him you can feel how much he is enjoying making the music.  What Rock and Roll is all about.
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Post by: AvastMH on October 07, 2017, 06:02:45 pm
Having a day of Tom Petty. RIP.

I think he counts as your next hero Joan.

Yep!  There must be some really rockin clouds above these days.  I suspect that harps have long since turned into Fenders  ;D
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Post by: Pommy Stuart on January 13, 2018, 04:01:28 am
podcast of how Ice berg sounds were recorded

 The Voice of the Iceburgs (http://www.radionz.co.nz/programmes/iceberg)

Very interesting to me as I felt I was back down there with the sound crew.