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> What are you currently listening to?, Song-wise, that is
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post Feb 14 2011, 04:33 AM
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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 Frank Sinatra's.

...

Aw, heck. Enough pussyfooting. 'Far as I'm concerned, hers blows Frank's version away.

So, without further ados, ...

Here she is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uf1n1wUfxE


Anyways, ...

Question(s):

Have you been "obsessing" about any songs lately? If so, care to share?


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post Mar 21 2015, 10:50 PM
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"Not Perfect"

"Peace Anthem for Palestine"

"Dark Side"


EDITED TO ADD:

"3 Minute Song"


And last, but definitely not least, ...

EDITED TO ADD:

"Storm"



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post Apr 29 2015, 01:35 AM
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"Benedictus", performed by Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser (a.k.a. 2 Cellos):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_RjlIPuqyc

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post Apr 29 2015, 02:06 PM
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PJ Harvey & John Parish - Black Hearted Love
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post May 17 2015, 08:28 PM
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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.

Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JY0-giKWf0

EDITED TO ADD:

In his tribute 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...71467C741F19401

My personal favorites from it:

"Sweet Little Angel"

"Help the Poor"



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post Aug 14 2015, 09:36 PM
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This is not so much about listening, but watching. A delightfully talented and versatile dancer that I hadn't known about before today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-dD_YoTMbE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipAeVooWodU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxnxOwlfj04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfheRt1Wn_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUkt_mDLQOc



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A bit of pair dancing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0CqgB4Mfv8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpiXAg1sd28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKIG5QtMRC8

And some performing on the streets of Paris:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR07aqQk1eo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7d8kkKKVpY

Happy Friday, everyone!
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post Dec 12 2015, 10:38 PM
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In honor of his 100th birthday, ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJimkJIPqhQ

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post Dec 18 2015, 06:09 PM
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They Might Be Giants - I'm Impressed

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 this They Might Be Giants song super loud on your wife's birthday.

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post Dec 26 2015, 10:59 PM
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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.
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post May 2 2016, 12:29 AM
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I'm currently listening to THIS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGdSPXSaVNM

WARNING: If you've got downstairs neighbors, and you've got a hard stone/wood floor, ... you might want to take your shoes off. smile.gif



EDITED TO ADD:

I'm also currently listening to THIS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bno2zhEuU0o

WARNING: same warning as above. smile.gif
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post Aug 7 2016, 03:13 AM
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This ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Fpq5NYCNQ

... and more like that.

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post Aug 14 2016, 11:53 PM
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I still love Art Garfunkel: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?ei=UTF-...+i+may+find+her

Romance! wub.gif

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post Sep 2 2016, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE(AuthorMusician @ Dec 26 2015, 02:59 PM) *
I'm revisiting some lesser-known Jimmy Reed tunes to pick up rhythms for a project.

Here is a grainy, obscure piece with Jerry Reed and Tom Jones from London - Guitar Man, which I associated with Elvis Presley. Apparently Jerry Reed wrote it. The funny thing is when I first heard Jerry Reed I thought he was black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S35fLGjO050

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Green Fields of France

Dropkick Murphy's.
They don't do many happy songs.
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Sleep Dealer, The Way Home full album helps me think.
Jayke Orvis, Murder of Crows more of an unwind tune. Pairs up well with Tijuana Cartel - Didgeree Dub
MONKEY3 - Birth of Venus If you ever spend time star gazing you'll understand. However if it nippy out and nature calls this is a good substitute. Powerwolf Let there be Night.
Godsleep, Thousand Sons of Sleep full album very relaxing music to listen too.
Max Pashm - Queen of Sikim, is a great song after a cup of coffee.
Sólstafir - Fjara for those moments of longing when melancholy won't let go. Ditto for José González - Down the Line
Digital Daggers - Feel Like Falling is surprisingly conducive to downhill skiing. If you are the snowshoe-trekker type then Mari Boine Persen - Vuoi Vuoi Mu, Idjagiedas might be more appropriate. It is a snow thing.

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Janis Joplin - Ball And Chain (Amazing Performance at Monterey)

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit (Grace Slick, Woodstock, aug 17 1969)
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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
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Going back to where the hysteria started. cool.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt7Akjzkc54
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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 "Never Stand By a Woman Who Will Stand By Her Man."

If that link comes my way, I'll invest in a pair of speakers for my computer!

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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).
Entitled:

Father and Son

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QUOTE(Mrs. Pigpen @ May 23 2017, 03:52 PM) *
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).
Entitled:

Father and Son

This tune has gotten a lot of mileage since its initial release in the 1970s. I've got a lot of memories tied to it, and not just the typical ones associated with parents and their children. Stevens, now Islam -- go figure -- packed a lot into the lyrics and how he expressed them. That is what makes a song timeless and meaningful for lots of different situations.

What I'm listening to now has no appeal to others because it's all me practicing through headphones and reaching for the core principles of not only what works but why music works they way it does. It's driving the grand kid's boyfriend, a 20-something guitarist with lots of speed, crazy when I'm working the Godin Fifth Avenue. It's a jazz archtop that has acoustic punch in addition to the electronics, so my studies bleed into the air. This isn't true with the Strat that isn't much of anything without the electronics.

But he does seem to be inspired to try harder for meaning in the music. I call that a mighty big win for his future fans. He's not my son and I'm not his father, but this is exactly what that song is about from the musical POV, i.e., melody & harmony without the lyrics.

The lyrics, in typical Yusuf Islam's way, add dimensions that can be brought out by what the kids are calling tone these days. Traditionally it's been called expression and interpretation, and this is what allows musicians to make cheap pieces of junk, both instruments and tunes, sound a whole lot better than they should.

For example, Stevie Ray Vaughn playing Mary Had A Little Lamb. He wasn't the first to pull this off, but it was my inspiration, among many others, to do what I'm doing now.

A bonus is how parents and children, inspirations and interpretations, impact each other in ways that aren't perceived/understood until much later -- if ever. Groovy neato keen daddy-oh thumbsup.gif
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