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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 8:49 pm    Post subject: CALEXICO !!!! Reply with quote

Damnit.

C'mon, the Rube From Orygun can't be the ONLY ONE whose heard and loved Calexico !!!

Jazz snobs take note:

Kendra Shank
Virginia Mayhew
Susie Ibarra

Thank You, and Good Night.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:32 pm    Post subject: Brass Roots... Reply with quote

... rule if you like jazz-inflected Mambo (or vice-versa). Besides, if purple cha cha heels has never been the name of an improv, it damn well should be, and soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I highly recommend Sigur Ros' CD Agaetis Byrjun (?g?tis Byrjun)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004W3MS/ref=sr_aps_music_1_1/026-5017738-7607643

Of course, their new CD () (no name) is pretty good too, but I prefer Agaetis Byrjun personally.

Out of this world....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaah, Sigur Ros...

My first encounter was when Cat Garza introduced me to the haunting "Svefn-G-Englar" which has the most enormous, cavernous sound space imaginable. When I'm in a really dark mood I'll put that on along with Radiohead's "Pyramid Song" and Drake's "River Man".

Hey, here's an odd one: Anyone heard the soundtrack for The Italian Job (by John Powell)? It's surprisingly good.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2003 11:59 pm    Post subject: Sad Confession Time... Reply with quote

...Anyone casually aquainted with me probably knows that I'm the biggest Marshall Crenshaw drooler in the whole damn universe, but... you should all trust me and buy his What's In The Bag CD anyway, because in my utterly unbiased opinion, it's a lovely thing.

At the total other end of the spectrum, there's always the nifty Canadian trio, the Orchid Ensemble. On Heartland, they play traditional Chinese string instruments together with the marimba, of all things. It works. Mostly traditional folk songs, very graceful and pensive but not mind-numbing in that EZ listening way.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, I can't help but join in the listing:

(roughly alphabetical and genre order cuz I checked my mp3 folders)

Moxy Fruvous
TMBG
Tom Waits
the Beatles
Beck
Ben Folds
Bela Fleck
Cake
Soul Coughing
Combustible Edison
Dave Brubeck
Ella Fitzgerald
Harry Connick, Jr.
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Natalie Cole
Wynton Marsalis
Cat Stevens
Brian Eno (just the ambient)
Chemical Bros
Moby
Moog Cookbook
The Books
Propellerheads
Asa-Chang and Junray
Philip Glass
John Williams (both the conductor and the classical guitarist, actually)
Danny Elfman
Weird Al
Tom Lehrer
Stan Freberg
Anyone played by Dr. Demento

So a bit of ambient, bit of experimental classical and electronica, good deal of jazz.

Can anyone recommend someone similar to Freberg and Lehrer?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to add Bowie to your list. If all you're familiar with is his greatest hits type stuff (Let's Dance, Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, etc.), and you're into Eno and Philip Glass, you should seek out Bowie's album "Low" (an Eno collaboration, later adapted by Glass) and a lesser-known, more recent CD called "The Buddah of Suburbia."

(Too tired to add Amazon links, but we're on the 'net already, so it shouldn't be too hard...)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Groovy. Thanks, Greg.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooh, a music thread. I can't resist.

Currently listening to lots of Elliott Smith, Tara Angell, and Joseph Arthur. I'll second Bowie's Low as being his best record ever. Hands down.

Based on some of the listening tastes on this board, I'd suggest checking out The Flaming Lips, Steve Burns, Reindeer Section, Spoon, possibly even a little Walkmen.

For you electronic/ambient geeks, Boards of Canada, DJ Shadow, Godspeed You Black Emperor, and Hybrid are good bets.

...and regardless of your musical tastes, everyone should at least give the Outkast/Speakerboxxx album a listen. It's by far the best album that's been released this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:16 pm    Post subject: Finally, I check the message board Reply with quote

Scott, you have not listened to enough Dave Matthews Band. I know Stephanie made you that CD, but there's a lot of other incredibly swifty stuph that Dave has done that is not mainstream. And you gotta love Boyd Tinsley on the electric violin. I demand it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I also love Elliott Smith. I am saddened.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Scott, you have not listened to enough Dave Matthews Band. I know Stephanie made you that CD, but there's a lot of other incredibly swifty stuph that Dave has done that is not mainstream. And you gotta love Boyd Tinsley on the electric violin. I demand it.


Feeeeed me, Seymour.

In fact, if you give me some Friday, I've got a really long plane ride (and 2 laptop batteries) for sampling purposes.

Meanwhile, I would like to thank DecafSilicon for including Tom Lehrer and Propellerheads on the same list. Verily, there is hope for humanity.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ought to buy a whole CD of his...I love everything Dr. Demento's played by Lehrer. "The Elements," "Masochism Tango," and "Poisoning the Pigeons."

Scott, have you listened to Stan Freberg? Great stuff by that guy -- "Wun'erful, Wun'erful," a couple of Dragnet parodies, the best Elvis parody ever (Freberg does "Heartbreak Hotel").
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DecafSilicon wrote:
I ought to buy a whole CD of his...I love everything Dr. Demento's played by Lehrer. "The Elements," "Masochism Tango," and "Poisoning the Pigeons."


Oh man, now I've got a whole bunch of Lehrer songs stuck in my head, and I'm going to have to start singing them out loud to get them out. Who deserves the credit? Who deserves the blame, Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevskii is his name...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clutch.

I love everything Clutch has ever done. I have never heard a Clutch song I didn't like. Ever. They're the only band I can say this about. Even when they're at their most ridiculously hillbilly or nonsensical, they bring the rock... and you won't find too many funk bands secure enough to sing about their AD&D characters, or their grade school's Gifted and Talented program.

Also:

Mary Prankster - Hilarious. I've heard her described as "cowpunk." Whatever that is.

Pain - I have a weak spot for soft punk with high-pictched vocals.

Sixteen Horsepower - Newly discovered, but already a fav.

Social Distortion - GRRRR DYSFUNCTIONAL GRRRR.

Bjork - Well... obviously.

Foetus - The guy goes under a million different names, but he's always so damn weird I can't help myself.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Emo before it was cool. *ducks*

Big Mama Thornton - Naturally. Her version of "Hound Dog" not only makes a helluva lot more sense than Elvis's, but it's just better sung.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Will Oldham's alter-ego. Quiet, depressing, hopeless music.

Ike Reilly - Sledgehammer lyrics and a strong guitar.

Dropkick Murphys - BOSTON. IRISHMEN. GUINNESS. FAT CHICKS. UNIONS.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Big Mama Thornton - Naturally. Her version of "Hound Dog" not only makes a helluva lot more sense than Elvis's, but it's just better sung.


Thanks to the ITunes music store, I can enthusiastically agree on both counts. Just last night, oddly enough, I was engaged in one of those "what-the-fuck-is-he-saying??" conversations, specifically about Elvis' "Hound Dog".

Mama: "You ain't nothing but a hound dog. Been snooping 'round my door." Makes sense to me.

Elvis: "You ain't nothing but a hound dog. ______ all the time."
I defy anyone to fill in the blank!

Incidentally, since I started this topic, friends have been coming to my rescue with recommendations and plastic and I've been catching up on Bjork, Outkast, Ween (12 Golden Golden Country Greats!), Peaches (Porn punk! featured briefly in Lost in Translation), Cake and many others. Thank you Lori, Sally, Jenn, John J., Lauren, Stephanie, Marcus, Amy, Nat, etc, etc, etc...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:40 pm    Post subject: I shall blind you... with SCIENCE! Reply with quote

Scott McCloud wrote:
Elvis: "You ain't nothing but a hound dog. ______ all the time."
I defy anyone to fill in the blank!


Viola. Behold the power of the Internet!

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/elvis-presley/48526.html

(scroll down to the bottom)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is *so* not singing "cryin'".
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott McCloud wrote:
He is *so* not singing "cryin'".


That's what I've always heard.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I could have told you it was "cryin'" even without looking it up. One of those useless things I know.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spike, you ain't never caught no rabbit, and you ain't friend of mine.(cue drums)

He who defames the King must be punished. Off with his head!!

I spent a few years, back when I was that other dimension, as an Elvis impersonator. I was the only Elvis in Elvis City wearing a big gold Chai around his neck. I was singing "Rubbernecking" long before it got re-mixed.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rip Tanion wrote:
Spike, you ain't never caught no rabbit, and you ain't friend of mine.(cue drums)

He who defames the King must be punished. Off with his head!!


Hey Rip, yanno that question in Pulp Fiction about Elvis vs. The Beatles? About how you can like them both, but no one can like 'em exactly the same?

Beatles all the way, baby. Mwah ha.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LED ZEPPELIN.

MuWAHhahahahahahahahahahaHA!

Speaking of the Beatles, here's an alert: Infinity Radio is broadcasting a special on the new "Let It Be...Naked" CD release, tonight (11/13 - if it past then, yer screwed)

BEATLES PANEL: Sheryl Crow, Fred Durst, Billy Joel, Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine, Rolling Stone editor David Fricke and Geraldo Rivera

The whole CD will be played in it's entirety. As a fan of the original Let It Be (I still only have it on old scratchy vynil), I looking foward to this with some trepidation. I hope they didn't screw it up too badly.

Check your local listing for time and station. Here in New York, it's on WCBeatleS-FM (101.1), 9-11pm.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of guitar solos... well I'm not sure if they are exactly solos, but in just about every Ween song there is a Big Guitar Section. I have seen them live a few times and in every song there is a point where... Gene? The guitarist just goes off on a big guitar rampage. And so when I'm listening to the albums I'm always thinking "Ah it would be at this point in the live show that he would go off guitar-ing..."

Let's see what have I been listening to at work today?

I haven't bought anything new for a while as I've been on the broke side, but my brother recently copied the Velvet Underground album (self titled I guess) with I'm Beginning to See the Light and It's the Story of My Life on it. So I've been listening to that a lot. Nice album.

Also
White Stripes
The Clash - London Calling
Big Audio Dynamite - F-Punk
Nick Cave - the Firstborn is Dead
Grosse Pointe Blank Soundtrack
TRex - the Slider
Strokes - Is This It?

I think the only new album I've listened to today has been
New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
which is a GREAT album! I love it. I should get their second one. Great over the top pop.

Anyhow
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