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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2010, 08:56:18 pm »
Many thanks for the link to the French station. Now on my favourites list.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #33 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".

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2010, 11:43:41 pm »
Second Test from Australia - come on England!

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #35 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!

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #36 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.   

 

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #37 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.)




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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #38 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.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #39 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.


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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #40 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.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #42 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

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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #43 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
 
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Re: Whatcha listening to?
« Reply #44 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 -

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