As of the last two days or so, I've been bewitched, bothered, and bewildered by Fiona Apple's version of "Why Try To Change Me Now?". I'm almost pretty sure that I'm almost ready to decide that I almost like her version of it better than http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qGdkjOMaig.
Aw, heck. Enough pussyfooting. 'Far as I'm concerned, hers blows Frank's version away.
So, without further ados, ...
Here she is:
Have you been "obsessing" about any songs lately? If so, care to share?
I never stop obsessing about music. There is always a track thats playing in the back of my head , often I stick them in my signiture but thats only when I'm obsessing about it as I write a post. Today I'm currently obsessing over a http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6I9A48taMw, I particularly like the middle bit from circa 1:05.
I'm also rather dippy about some really cheap, but very jolly remakes of old 1980's hits by a German team known as Novaspace. The originality is mediocre, but the speed and energy is brilliant and this stuff just makes me want to dance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCR3TOlOJek & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6CThc6RVTE.
Its not all techno however, yesterday evening I was floating on waves of sound as I listened to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5rVrtdgmjI
Just lately I've been most keen on the recent album releases by:
http://www.skunkanansie.net/, particularly the opening track Your God Loves Only You and Over the Love
Irish Rockabilly revivalist http://imeldamay.co.uk/; particularly the internet-only remix of the track Inside Out on her new ablum Mayhem
Paloma Faith, particularly the tracks http://www.last.fm/music/Paloma+Faith/_/New+York+-+Radio+Edit and http://www.last.fm/music/Paloma+Faith/_/Upside+Down, which has a ridiculously catchy sampled intro.
Typing them out like that, I notice they're all female vocalists. I can't remember the last time my earworm of choice came from a male-fronted band - it was probably the track http://'http://www.last.fm/music/Doves/_/Kingdom+of+Rust by Doves two years ago
Janelle Monae is topping my list right now. This one's called http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnefUaKCbc.
My favorite band is Social Distortion. Lately I've been listening to their http://kingsroadmerch.com/social%2Ddistortion/view/?id=1735&cid=574. Mike Ness remains awesome. I can't believe how long they've been around, and they're still doing tours.
I have about 900 LPs. Over thr past 12 years I have ben digitizing them in a program called DART.
Recently I've completely restored LPs by Jimmy Reed (one of his Bluesway efforts “Soulin’” and as far as I can tell one that hasn’t appeared on commercial CD) and Howard Roberts's "Guilty."
Last week I restored an early of Roomful of Blues effort simply called "Roomful of Blues," and this week I'll be finishing another early RoB album, "Hot Little Mama."
The late Porky Cohn, my favorite trombone player, was on the second LP.
Restoring a song makes it necessary to listen to a song at least twice - once while recording and again after running the restoration tools. I usually listen to all the songs again in the car, after burning them to CD.
So, I’m always obsessed with whatever I’m working on in DART.
My most recent music purchase is a remake of The Psychedelic Furs "http://new.music.yahoo.com/matthew-puckett/tracks/ghost-in-you--206854502" by Matthew Puckett - trying to figure it out on guitar.
Most of the music I listen to is somewhat electronic in nature and I'm a huge fan of remixes and http://www.indabamusic.com/opportunities (a hobby).
I love this remix of Silversun Pickups "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiQ2MWB1VDE" as well as this remix Trent Reznor did of his own "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pWxyJTL0-w" - should I ever direct Shakespeare's The Tempest, this will be the opening song.
I am also listening to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvTJDoqgUSw and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV7g6teHcy0
As far as new music goes, Come Around Sundown by Kings of Leon is a better album than the one that got the Grammy. I especially love the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r70_1xxEJSk. The singer's voice is so perfectly hoarse and soulful to contrast the almost prog instrumental. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A736xJ50tg&feature=related is another noteworthy song.
I'm always obsessed with a Zeppelin riff, right now it's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYWxE-ShdXc&feature=related. I'll learn the rhythm part, try the solo and give up as usual I predict.
Well right now I'm in the final tracking stage of my next release, to be titled Division Street. So I'm listening to my own tracks rather a lot right now. As I get to the mixing stage, I will throw on some reference material, chosen not for its place in my musical pantheon, but for its engineering brilliance. Aja by Steely Dan is a perfect record for referencing mixes, it's almost perfectly recorded and mixed.
Some of the material for my album is available for listening - with songs in various stages of completion - http://www.soundcloud.com/dirklind
I'm excited tonight because I just found out one of my songs is being considered for placement in a reality TV show - I don't know which one, but could be an opportunity for some royalties! I just hope it's not one of those bottom-of-the-barrel shows. Oh, who am I kidding, aren't they all? But hey, if it gets my music out there, I don't mind!
As far as other artists, there are a few I've been listening to more than others:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbdiCDsilCs&feature=related - these guys are simply awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3bfhqQKq-s&feature=relmfu - from Colorado, their music was in Little Miss Sunshine and in Gears of War II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sFtA80XI-s - great acoustic guitarist, wonderful songwriter, she's just awesome. Great lyrics.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO18F4aKGzQ - this guy has an outrageous flow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb5Jp_duKNM&feature=fvst - Amazing harpist, songwriter - she's the whole package.
In another thread, I made a recommendation to "kmsouthern", to check out the musical film "Latcho Drom".
I thought I'd include some YouTube selections therefrom in this thread, for anyone interested.
Starting with my favorite, ...
... following with ...
... and, finally, one especially for "kmsouthern":
What am I currently listening to?
I am sitting in the church office, listening to the choir rehearse. (No way to link that I am aware of...)
As usual when I first sit down at a computer, I turned the speakers off so that I would not have to listen to the Microsoft version of "We're in the money." every time the screen changes...
I am currently listening to...
"Thank you" for your "contribution" to this thread, "Curmudgeon".
You were listening to a church choir while you wrote that?
Currently listening to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gonbMUJq74.
When you live "on da big Island"- it's all you got really.
I'm teaching a dance funk class in just under an hour, so I'm listening to my playlist and jammin'. Got a little Isley Brothers (Shout), More Bounce to the Ounce for my Soul Train line at the end of class, Atomic Dog, and some non-funk songs spanning 50s to today (gotta throw in stuff to reach all audiences)!
Since I teach Zumba now, I tend to listen to a lot of Latin rhythms (cumbia, bachata, merengue, salsa...) more frequently than anything else. I'm a music lover, so I'll listen to just about anything (techno and hard core metal/rock is about the only things I don't like at least somewhat), but I'm an old soul when it comes to my favorites: Michael Jackson, Motown and smooth R&B, with a little bit of early 90s intellectual hip-hop/rap...oh and musicals
"Vale Decem." Anyone who looks that up will know what a tremendous nerd I'm being at the moment.
Anyone who doesn't need to look that up is also a tremendous nerd.
still not ginger!
I'm enjoying David Bowie's 'Stage' right now.
Right now, Billy Talent (Canadian punk).
Also currently diggin' on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr2iTl5kkYQ.
Over the past few weeks, I came across some old NES tunes on youtube, and at this moment am listening to the Treasure Room tune from Gauntlet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txvhKtDF1SA&feature=related
If anyone here has a good ear for recognizing music, I am wondering if you might be able to write some of the old NES songs onto sheet music so that people like myself who are learning about music can play the songs on guitar or piano. Other people have already written out the music sheets for Super Mario, Zelda, and Metroid.
Thanks to Spotify a lot of different things but The Eagles of Death Metal and Danko Jones keep showing up on my Queue
The "http://www.amazon.com/Brasil-Project-Toots-Thielemans/dp/B0000000L0" version of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toots_Thielemans jazz classic, "Bluesette". Toots (harmonica and whistling) is accompanied by all of the artists on the album.
Rise Against. They are amazing, I like everything they play.
I'm on the job and listening to the new Esperanza Spalding album, Radio Music Society.
Not loving it either.
The Battlestar Galactica soundtrack. I love Bear McCreary. Up next: sound track to How to Train A Dragon.
Love Mark Knoffler especially the theme from "Local Hero" and listening now at 50w until she who must be obeyed gets home.
Queen...Van-Halen...and last but not least Bach.
My son sees me as a decrepid teenager.
My Wife sees me as deaf
Currently, I am exploring dubstep with mixed results. Some of the mixers aren't bad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1VLaXoRRdk Cracks (Ft. Belle Humble) (Flux Pavilion Remix) is good and so is some of the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGOfD2OWQmU stuff.
For more introspective moods I am listening to http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c5-vFrVlMcI - Drowning.
I've been digging http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4hRONoC-xQ
I've been learning the art of flatpicking on my trusty old Martin, so I've been listening to a lot of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYMEfrxJLho&feature=related, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r67DmWECcvQ&feature=related, and of course http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBb9OZhTUSI
Then there's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9vZBijOSmM&feature=related. My wife is in love with him.
(Those of you who don't have kids will probably find this pretty pathetic, so just skip to the next post. Thanks.)
When my girls were babies, I was able to inundate them with pretty much anything I wanted to. They were put to sleep every night - for years - with Jack Johnson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jim Croce, The Lovin' Spoonful, Chopin, and a great classical guitar sampler I got off Amazon for 99 cents. All quiet, sleepytime music, but good stuff. It was kind of my experiment to see if I could somehow skip over the kiddie music phase and maybe move directly into, I suppose, pop.
Now they are 5 and 7, and my experiment has failed, at least partially. They still like the artists who put them to sleep, but Daddy's influence has lost major ground to Nickelodeon, Disney, and the whole media machine. Now when I'm driving them around, it's Justin Bieber, the Yo Gabba Gabba album (which, actually, features some pretty cool artists), Taylor Swift, etc. They know the songs by Victoria Justice and Big Time Rush, owing to their constant play on Nickelodeon. And last week, when they went to the library with Grandma, they came home with a Hannah Montana CD, which I consider the low point of this whole process. I really hope that one doesn't catch on.
But I have to admit, that Bieber kid can really sing. And if it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsrOMGC_aMw, he's OK with me.
Note: It's a 1 hour and 40 minute long video.
Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wTVLIZaxMk
J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WUeOEkl270
Aaaaah ... yeah, baby.
I'm a fan of Suits, and here's where the theme song comes from:
Same thing happened with the Sopranos with me. I had to know where that lyric came from, got yerself a gun.
Art as predictive of reality. Guess an Ima Robot album is in store. Already have A3 on the audio card through the bookshelf stereo.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netrebko, singing "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß" (English, rough translation: "My lips, they kiss so hotly"):
Lyrics were written by this gentleman (do acquaint yourself with him, please; he's more than worth it): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Löhner-Beda
Josh Turner's Icon.
It's going to be the first of my CD's that I rip so I can load it to my smartphone. Figure I might as well get some music under the helmet.
A friend emailed me ...
Carly Rose Sonenclar, doing "Feeling Good":
No match for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfJRX-8SXOs version, of course. A bit hard to imagine that anyone could get there.
But she's got time to at least try to get close. After all, she's only ... 13.
Listening to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A12VW86/ref=bt_atcg_mm?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0CAQJ0K6XWHH57SK8Z0G&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1416706522&pf_rd_i=163856011 Great record (why do we still call them "records," anyway?), a bit different than their usual stuff. (Only $5 for a few more days.)
Recently I have been enjoying my mellower Pandora Stations.
I think that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSmE0BBOwSg and the http://www.npr.org/event/music/164632420/the-civil-wars-a-song-of-loyalty-before-its-tested?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20121108 (oddly they broke up) are very strong musical acts. The former draws me in and makes me listen to her style of singing and I find myself drawn into the lyrics by her unique style.
The Civil Wars have a transfixing style of singing that draws me in and I never know or care what the lyrics are doing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROqTa1mn_qc is running right now. I find her to have a strong pop personality that is dramatic but of substance. I wanted to dismiss her as a one hit wonder pop star, but I find myself stopping and listening carefully with many of her tracks and now I root for a series of tracks to come out in future months and years.
I don;t really know what it is abouthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlaeJ6k75cY, but her singing voice haunts me and lingers for hours when I hear one of her tracks.
The Piano Guys, performing "What Makes You Beautiful":
Human ingenuity. It is indeed the ultimate resource.
The Sound of silence...
There are no random fireworks going off, no sirens, even PE's computer is running quietly... (Mine's still in the shop.) I need to remember to hit the mute button and turn the sound back on before I shut this down...
Eve of Destruction - Barry Mcguire
Been getting in to this one a bit, I'm somewhat fascinated with why people have been fascinated about the end of the world.
It seems to be a popular idea lately. Weird when things have been so screwed up that a huge chunk of people believe our time is coming.
St. Vincent performed on Colbert this week, and that led me to do some YouTube poking around. It's a blend of techno and what might be considered fringe rock, a little like the guitar work in many Jethro Tull hits.
Can't get it out of my head now. It's not music I'd want to play, but it is stuff I'd listen to more than once. Seems dependent on the video too, so a blending of art media.
I'm listening to lots of Fleetwood Mac lately, Stevie Nicks is amazing. Take a look at this live performance from 1976....
They perform the song Rhiannon on The Midnight Special. She's so passionate when she sings, you can tell she really gets into it. So much talent.
The studio recorded version is also good, this version has lyrics...
I'm generally not a big fan of rap, but I am a big fan of free stuff. Recently, De La Soul was giving away their whole catalog for free, so I pounced. I remembered "Me Myself and I" from way back when, and I liked that song.
It's not too polished, but the music is fun when you are in the right mood. I'm really enjoying it.
This came across my radar:
It's a bit long, but you get a lot of treats if you like really good guitar players (and of course the other musicians).
You can see and hear James Taylor try to sing the blues. That funny guy playing guitar with him? Oh yeah, he's that burnout who actually defined rock for a generation of late baby boomers. Walsh something.
Guess you do have to be pretty old to recognize all the players. Some of the really old blues guys I had not heard about, maybe a name dropped here and there. Good roots stuff.
Clapton is always around, except when he isn't and isn't needed. That was nice.
Guess he arranged the whole deal. Man, what a thing, eh? Made me stick all my pride into a tiny little box; who can possibly play like that effortlessly (yeah, I know, twenty-plus-plus years of effort behind it)?
I've got a few tunes left over to get lost in. That's still good. But how personal is it that these people touch one note and immediately identify themselves? It's an astounding phenomenon.
Right now, I'm digging the band fronted by the son of my co-worker.
Apparently, they have recently disbanded.
"Bombshell" by Powerman 5000. Rock out.
We slept in today. I turned the television on long enough to see that it was dry and above freezing and likely to stay there. I let the dog out several hours ago and sat down at my computer to go through my daily mental exercises. As I was preparing to shut my computer down, I noticed that I have apparently been listening to the background music that we play on PE's PC to keep the dog calm at night. I think it is titled something like "Classical excerpts for babies. I likely picked it up for 50 cents at Valueland.
I purchased a set of headphones for my computer and misplaced them. I found a cheap pair of speakers that I had on my desk for a couple of months, but never found the energy to plug them in... I think that I have purchased 2 LPs lifetime, but never invested in a record player. When we purchased a car with a CD player, we started to purchase CD's; but when we're on the road, PE usually just hits the seek button until she lands on a radio station that she wants to listen to... I think that I only tuned in A Prairie Home Companion 3 or 4 times in the past year.
I spent most of my working years working maintenance in a factory. Silence wakes me from a sound sleep, but I can ignore virtually any background noise.
Earlier today, as he and his family were just about to board their plane back home from visiting me and mine over Christmas, a good friend of mine (he and I have been "razzing" each other over organized religion and such over the years; he and his wife, children, parents, grandparents, etc., are observant Catholics all; I'm an observing atheist) emailed me a link to the following YouTube video of an initial audition on Voice of Italy from last spring:
Hope all y'all enjoy it as much as I did.
It's not so much what music I'm passively listening to but the stuff that I'm making.
I've always loved the blues and old jazz, meaning up to the 1950s. It's very cool that Hulu carries all of the Peter Gunn episodes, lots of good jazz in there.
So, in my golden (heh, that's a huge euphemism) years, I'm taking another look at the basics of blues via an 8-disc DVD lesson series. It's entitled Learn & Master Blues Guitar with Steve Krenz. Bought it at MusiciansFriend.com, but I'm sure it's available elsewhere.
I've worked with a lot of lesson tapes and DVDs along the way, picking up little techniques here and there. Krenz is a phenomenal teacher who shows advanced stuff along with the basics, just puts it in there for we who are reviewing. It's a lot richer than I expected.
He uses an electric guitar for teaching, but it all transfers to classical as well.
Otherwise, what do I listen to these days? Whatever is on the radio at the time or late night TV. Modern music mostly depresses me. It's as if syncopation was thrown away in favor of monotonous rhythms and irritating melodies. Yep, it's age. I'm not supposed to like the new stuff, and so I don't.
But I did like the hit FUN. put out. Good ballad for the youth of the world being young.
Can't even guess how much money I've put into music over the decades. Lots of LPs, 8-tracks, cassettes, CDs and MP3s. Then there are many guitars, harmonicas, dulcimers of the mountain and hammered varieties, funky instruments from Dead Head shops, a few keyboards. When it comes down to it, the classical guitar is still my absolute favorite for the richness of tone and ease of playing, relatively speaking. First playable guitar was a borrowed classical from a girlfriend who later became a luthier. Very first guitar was a Kay from Sears, a Christmas present. It was a cheese cutter, and the neck warped. Could only manage a few first-position chords.
Back to the blues lessons -- still have an Epiphone Sheraton (like BB King's Lucile but lots cheaper and natural finish), so putting light strings on it will let me do the stuff that electrics allow, should the urge ever come along. Right now there are medium flatwounds on it, installed back when adventures in double jointedness wasn't a problem. Nothing like watching your index finger extend way beyond what's normal, straight up from the knuckle.
Pre fender bending kerfluffle, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-RGA1DQjE, post, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAep67mxHS8
On another site I developed a kind of internet friendship with a medium famous blues player. He offered some terrific posts and shared some of his fascinating life and radical political perspective. He tagged his name as 'Watermellon Slim' which told you right off the bat that he was probably white. It's hard to imagine a black blues player calling himself Watermellon anything.
Here's a good piece by him - Smokestack Lightning.
Bruce Hornsby & the Range - Mandolin Rain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDgOwX72fLI
Bruce Hornsby & the Range - The Way It Is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlRQjzltaMQ
I love this stuff, such good classics. He can really play the piano.
So, I was doin' my usual daily WWW surfin' and roamin' today, and, in a roundabout way, came across ...
Frank "Mr. Rat Pack" Sinatra's mid-career voice doing wondrous things with ... well, the most fitting term that comes to mind at the moment is ... a spiritual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2I1ctqIR2M.
Wow. Beautiful composition, beautiful lyrics, beautifully sung.
Just started putting together a musical gift for a really close friend of the family who'll be turning 75 in a couple of months or so: 75 songs that I think she'll enjoy, each sung by a woman, one song for each year, starting with 1940 and ending with 2015.
Tonight, while I was exploring/listening to songs, I came across ...
Sarah Vaughan, singing "Black Coffee" in 1949: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC1E01qb4_Y
Man oh man! Even when she was just doing "mmmmmm ...", she was better at it than just about anyone else. What a dame!
At independent living retirement community where I reside, I have been given the honorary title “House DJ.” On Saturday, Valentine's Day, I’ll be playing some non-mushy love songs. By that I mean that love is just as often difficult as not.
One of the songs I’ll be playing is one Solomon Burke wrote and recorded in 1964—“Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.”
Also in 1964, early on, The Rolling Stones, always aware of good songs—especially when originally recorded by American Blacks—released their version. In 1967, Wilson Pickett’s version eclipsed Burke’s on the Billboard charts and in 1980 it was part of the Blues Brothers movie.
My Valentine gift to you is the original version. The gospel sound and feeling is obvious. The song is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and #436 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 greatest songs.
This is my Valentine gift to everyone.
These piano tunes are strangely interesting in that a good musician can make rinky-dink instruments sound great, even on tunes older than dirt:
Caution: You must be over 55 years old to visit this site
Listening to this stuff brings me back to basement bars, frosted mugs, rum-soaked cigars, and stud poker with nothing wild.
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And last, but definitely not least, ...
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"Benedictus", performed by Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser (a.k.a. 2 Cellos):
I've been listening to/watching a whole bunch of B.B.King stuff on YouTube today. Earlier today, I came across ...
B.B. King and Eric Clapton joining Buddy Guy and doing "Let Me Love You Baby" after they inducted Mr. Guy into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
EDITED TO ADD:
In his https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyiHc6bW0X8 to B.B. King upon his passing, Eric Clapton mentioned that it was Mr. King's album "Live at the Regal" that helped set the course of his life.
Here's the full album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSZuwTZaTjk&list=PLA71467C741F19401
My personal favorites from it:
This is not so much about listening, but watching. A delightfully talented and versatile dancer that I hadn't known about before today:
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A bit of pair dancing:
And some performing on the streets of Paris:
Happy Friday, everyone!
In honor of his 100th birthday, ...
They Might Be Giants - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CccPPDe2JU
And I find that my head's nodding yes
though my legs are not following.
I'm inspired by events
to remember the exits in back of me.
Also, let me give you a coveted lo rez pro-tip. Don't play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdIRrmNN_CQ super loud on your wife's birthday.
I'm revisiting some lesser-known Jimmy Reed tunes to pick up rhythms for a project. All I really want is the feel of the drums and base together, so I'm ticking off metronome settings for each tune as a starting point for stuff that's knocking around the inner ear. Melodies and lyrics will be my original contributions. Guess I'm channeling old British rockers.
What's cool about this project is finding those old tunes on YouTube (primarily) for free and doing the audio capture for later analysis. This must be really something for young musicians. I feel embarrassed for how much money I've sunk into discographies.
Maybe I'll explore other sources too. What the hey, the world's music is at my fingertips, and it crosses the ages. On top of this, I already have music composition software and access to a decent drum machine, also a little multi-track digital recorder somewhere nearby. Need to do a bit of housework.
I'm currently listening to THIS:
WARNING: If you've got downstairs neighbors, and you've got a hard stone/wood floor, ... you might want to take your shoes off.
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I'm also currently listening to THIS:
WARNING: same warning as above.
... and more like that.
I still love Art Garfunkel: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?ei=UTF-8&type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p=for+emily+whenever+i+may+find+her
They don't do many happy songs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_VBFbjskg8 helps me think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeMyP7oN5Hw more of an unwind tune. Pairs up well with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip3Hmg_gAaU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFqdgRk_oE If you ever spend time star gazing you'll understand. However if it nippy out and nature calls this is a good substitute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSbnUQkSoB4.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMKrhJcG4Mg very relaxing music to listen too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpwpHpeO-Aw is a great song after a cup of coffee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmGdSOhBx8E for those moments of longing when melancholy won't let go. Ditto for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZuC6y4eUo0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GFDE-vdg98 is surprisingly conducive to downhill skiing. If you are the snowshoe-trekker type then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYevBLUtuLcmight be more appropriate. It is a snow thing.
I've not been on this site in some time ... hope everyone's doing well.
Music ... listening to lately?
I'm not much for popular music, so feel free to take the time and google search ... even a you tube video. You may be surprised.
Progressive Jazz ... Fusion.
Artists: Lettuce ... Snarky Puppy ... Bakerton Group
Just to name a few. Enjoy
Going back to where the hysteria started.
I am hoping to hear a release soon from an upcoming portrayal on SNL where Donald Trump is portrayed with a red cowboy hat emblazoned with the Chinese characters for "Make America Grate Again" playing a guitar and singing "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-hillary-bill-clinton_us_57f92ea1e4b068ecb5def597"
If that link comes my way, I'll invest in a pair of speakers for my computer!
Just watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (highly recommended, it was good).
Heard this song, by Cat Stevens and had to look it up.
It's heartbreakingly good. Absolutely takes my breath away (strikes close to home with young sons starting to come of age now).
I've been listening to the "Gangsta" rapper Kendrick Lamar and his new album "Damn." Powerful stuff for the socially conscience as the little brother spits his truth. He did a collaboration with U2 which was an odd mix, but I find the excerpted lyrics from his song "XXX" appropriate giving my latest debates with my fellow Americans on (especially my conservative counterparts)
It's not a place
This country is to me a sound of drum and bass
You close your eyes to look around
[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
Hail Mary, Jesus and Joseph
The great American flag
Is wrapped and dragged with explosives
Compulsive disorder, sons and daughters
Barricaded blocks and borders
Look what you taught us!
It's murder on my street, your street, back streets
Wall Street, corporate offices
Banks, employees, and bosses with
Homicidal thoughts; Donald Trump's in office
We lost Barack and promised to never doubt him again
But is America honest, or do we bask in sin?
Pass the gin, I mix it with American blood
Then bash him in, you Crippin' or you married to blood?
I'll ask again—oops—accident
It's nasty when you set us up
Then roll the dice, then bet us up
You overnight the big rifles, then tell Fox to be scared of us
Gang members or terrorists, et cetera, et cetera
America's reflections of me, that's what a mirror does
Hit 'em up boy!! We call that FIRE!! "Close your eyes to look around" now that line, it definitely applies to the "Liberal media" thread where "Why the news keep telling me about myself in a way I don't want to see myself" keeps resurfacing.
I bought a CD. I think it is the second one? It is Abba. The album is The Visitors. 'Tis only 30 years old. I had not heard most of the songs before.
Quite enjoying the tunes and lyrics.
These four have some talent. I would think some of these songs would be hits today but that is probably my opinion more than the public's.
I'm turning to a bit of blues with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OG8Fjv42nM.
Nice tunes guys, some of that I'm familiar with!
I have something that's practically never played on the radio. I've been a huge Fleetwood Mac fan since I was little but this is a live performance I hadn't heard about until just recently. It's the live version of Big Love with Lindsey Buckingham on the guitar.....
I don't say this lightly when I say that I very rarely think a live performance compares with the studio recorded version, but this is one of the few songs I can say was actually better than the studio recorded version. It almost sounds like an entirely new song with how intensely he's able to play the guitar. I bet the members here wouldn't be disappointed hearing this one, though it's possible with how subjective music can be for everyone.
Have you heard much Bono or primarily through the song you shared?
Ran across this while browsing music-related vids:
The observation made is that sound compression tech is used on purpose by commercial recording outfits to basically strip music of its -- what might be called character but what I call flavor. The tech gets rid of sonic outliers that for many people make music interesting, and this is more often than not a subconscious thing. So when the oddball volumes and frequencies are eliminated, people tend to notice subconsciously in that they don't like the results but don't know how to express it.
Another way to describe this is making the overall sound muddy.
Huh, and here I thought it was just my age making me not appreciate much pop music since 1995 or so. Turns out that a lot of it sucks on purpose, as has pop music through the ages but for other reasons, such as being made for bad automotive AM radios.
Yet there's a lot of demand for musical instruments, and there's a wealth of instruction, along with a cheap platform for publishing, on the Internet. Could it be that people are turning away from commercial pop music to what they can make themselves, alone or in groups?
Anyway, this is what happens whenever I'm playing the guitars -- all electric this time rather than acoustic. Once I'm dialed into the zone, it's like a religious experience (but okay, not as good as quality sex), and I'm keeping an open mind on later-date pop melodies just in case something of interest is in there.
Hal Leonard Publishing has a series of books, each one covering a decade of music, each one with 100 pop tunes. It's pretty much all I'm listening to, other than jazzy stuff from relatively unknown guitarists. It's the search for melodic ideas that can be used in so-called improvised jazz/blues/what-have-you. And I'm doing this just because it feels right.
Our oldest son took up guitar about a year ago.
He is kind of a savant type...he has an OCD personality so he has become very very good quickly by just playing all of the time.
My husband got him into the guitar.
He played in a few bands and his father (our sons' grandfather) played in bands and was a bit of a savant too (he could hear a song on the radio and then play it on the piano or guitar within a few minutes, though he never actually learned to read music in his life).
At any rate, we joke that our son (who is 19, and just finished military field training) is a bit of an old soul, by the music he listens to and plays.
His favorite musician of all time is Mark Knopfler, next favorite Johnny Cash.
He likes this guy too.
I think he's really good so I thought I'd share:
BTW, AM, we are moving to Colorado next! Think I remember you live around there? Or maybe you've moved...Looking at the Evergreen or Conifer area.
I am listening to John Denver as part of my pandora mix as I write this...
I have two kids living in Colorado now. One is in Lake City. The other is in Colorado Springs.
I will run in the Rocky Mountain Games in July in Colorado Springs.
Avoid the HOA s. I looked at them when my daughter was house hunting. Who wants your neighbors in charge of what you do on your own property?
The nemesis for Colorado is the influence of Texans who buy property in Colorado as their summer home. Land values are pushed up because of this demand.
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