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sgm
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posted 24 June 2006 09:04 PM      Profile for sgm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
'Wanted Man' by Johnny Cash, Live at San Quentin.

'So Political' by Spirit of the West, Upfront! Canadians Live from Mountain Stage.

'We Went West' by The Rheostatics, Night of the Shooting Stars.


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posted 25 June 2006 07:33 PM      Profile for mayakovsky     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Sean Paul. Anybody ever listened to wonderfully decadent dance music and just loved it, shaken yourself around le maison not worrying about embarassment? Flipped it and reversed it? Me neither, I was just curious!
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Wanted to bring up some Flaming lips... In particular the parking lot experiements and Zaireeka.

The Parking Lot Experiements are interesting to say the least. The idea is to park a few cars in a parking lot at strategic positions and give each a cassette tape. Count to 3 and everyone press play. The resulting sound comes from seperate sources of the parking lot and mingle with each other. The result, could be confusing as **** or if properly coordinated could be wonderful. For example, the left side of a parking lot (lets say 60 cars total) is playing sounds of day (from birds to traffic) and the right side has the sounds or night. The conflicting sounds would be unique for each listener pending their location. Part way through this, everything is interupted by an organ solo from each car, followed by wave sounds that flow from each car to the next.

Sound interesting hey? As an extention, it's important to know that no 2 cd players are identical (even of the same make). If you take 2 identical cd's and play them at the same time no matter how hard you try, they'll never really align. In some cases one will start playing sooner or later as well as play at different speeds. Amazingly, you'll often get one that started earlier then the other, but ends well later. Somehow, 2 CD players will play the CD's at slightly differing speeds.

Now with all this in mind, Zaireeka was created. I beleive it was intended as a mix between the word Zaire (African Country... he intends 'anarchy') and Eureeka (discovery). So the discovery of anrchy is a surprisingly great fit.

Zaireeka itself is a 4 cd set that is ment to be played together... All 4 cds, 4 seperate cd players, all at the same time. By theory, the cd players 'playing at the same time' aren't really the same time and will vary based on the cd players used. Because of this misalignment, the songs you hear should never be the same each time you listen to it (the cd's played at different times and at different speeds). To add another element to this, is who has 4 identical speaker systems? Personally, I've got a portable, and older, a newer, and tv speakers to play this from. Each vary in quality and the 4 cd's are pretty much interchangeable, meaning I can put cd 1 into any of the cd players and listen to it.

So everyimte I listen to this series of CDs, I can barely tell it's the same listen. The cd's are played at different speeds, start in different orders, different qualities (different speaker systems), and different volumes.

In theory it sounds pretty neat... Though in reality, the sounds that come from this are confusing as **** (as intended to be). File this under the 'one for the stoners' category.

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posted 30 June 2006 10:44 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Recently heard Tom Waits' Rain Dogs, and the decent if overrated Sgt. Pepper's. Now playing Morrissey's new album, Ringleader of the Tormentors. I like even his bad songs, of which he has more than a few.
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Noise
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posted 30 June 2006 01:36 PM      Profile for Noise     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Now playing Morrissey's new album

Morrissey has boycotted Canadian goods and is promoting the boycott world wide (for the seal hunt, which I consider his views very warped and biased)... From this I'm boycotting Morrissey and encourage other Canadians to do the same.

Just did a large 'music rediscovery' recently, hitting most of Pink Floyd's albums. My favorite by far is the Dark Side of the Moon.


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posted 30 June 2006 01:53 PM      Profile for farnival     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
i am totally obsessed with the new Ween album, Shinola Vol.1. saying it rocks is a major understatement! been on a bit of a ween kick in general lately, which i do think alters your day somewhat.

another great find has been Dios Malos. not sure how to describe it but a bit radio friendly rock sound, but definately not when you get the lyrics! did someone say it was 4:20?

that flaming lips album with the four cds is bizzarre and amazing! An old roomate of mine had it and as our living room was very minimal, we could set up the stereo and 3 portables and sit right in the middle of the room. woo! my favorite to play on its own was the one that had the super low and super high frequencies on it that had the seizure warning. whoa. now that is a trip. haha!


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Noise
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posted 30 June 2006 01:59 PM      Profile for Noise     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Heh, I know what you mean farnival... Is that song ever screwy and the warnings on the cd are even funnier


I've been an 'At the Drive-in' fan for quite sometime... It disbanded to form 2 seperate bands. Sparta (listening to right now) held true to their sound... Inspirational rock? Not really sure what to call it. The other break off, Mars Volta, produces albums with songs that on their own aren't really cohesive... You must listen through the full cd to get the full story and feeling that the artists intend. I love how they repeat certain rif's through a CD too... Very well done.


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posted 30 June 2006 02:21 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by Noise:
I'm boycotting Morrissey and encourage other Canadians to do the same.

Just did a large 'music rediscovery' recently, hitting most of Pink Floyd's albums. My favorite by far is the Dark Side of the Moon.


As I said in another thread, I don't agree with Morrissey about the seal hunt. He has every right to express his views on the subject, but I have every right to think he's being a tosser about it. It still won't stop me from listening to his music. As it happens, I've borrowed his last couple of albums rather than bought them.

But if there's anyone I think is a more obnoxious and pretentious wanker than Morrissey, it's Roger Waters.


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Now listening to Big Sugar's '98 album Heated. Nice to turn up loud while the landlords are out.

Decided I really don't like Modest Mouse. It's not just because a lot of people think they're cool, though that always helps. It's more the way that they drone monotonously on and on with their whiny-oddball-slacker-art-rock pose. One of their songs was playing in a restaurant, just after a record by the Gypsy Kings, which I thought was apposite.

Not wild about Postal Cutie for Service Cab Death either, but they seem to be a bit more interested in making music. Sometimes.

[ 04 July 2006: Message edited by: Yossarian ]


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posted 30 July 2006 05:07 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Here we go with the dreaded triple post, in the hopes of reviving a dormant thread....

Recently heard: Pink Floyd (Atom Heart Mother), Dire Straits (Love Over Gold), John Lennon (Imagine), Til Tuesday (Welcome Home), Warren Zevon (Genius - Best of), and Gorillaz (Demon Days).

On deck: Robyn Hitchcock (I Often Dream of Trains) -- a favourite that I'm saving up.


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posted 30 July 2006 06:56 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Redneck music tonight. Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee", etc... Lynard Skynard's "Sweet Home Alabama". Yee haw.
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Sharon
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Ray Charles -- a CD, The Best of ... such great songs. And then, because I got kind of addicted to the hurtin', I moved on to Hank Williams, on vinyl ... such great songs. Boo hoo. Where shall I go from here?
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Just watched the two hour 1988 PBS "Roy Orbison and Friends" special - I've seen it once before, but it's worth watching a second time. I think there were ten or so 'friends' with him - Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, K.D.Laing, Bonnie Raitt, and others I can't remember the names of. Fantastic. The closing number was a fifteen minute "Pretty Woman" jam. Heaven, for us Roy Orbison fans from way, way back.
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nister
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Elvis Costello's "The Comedians" was sung in that Orbison concert..Roy changed the melody, and not for the better. That was the only part of that concert I didn't like.

Funny thing about Costello and Limewire. Run a search on Costello there, and up to 10,000 files show up.


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Ken Burch
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posted 15 August 2006 09:50 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Just heard a great album called "WONDER WHEEL".

It's the Klezmatics, the Brooklyn-based klezmer revival group, setting newly discovered Woody Guthrie lyrics to music and performing the songs in their distinctive styles.

The CD is part of the "Mermaid Avenue" series that Woody's daughter Nora has been putting together in the last few years.

Billy Bragg and Wilco recorded earlier albums in the series.

Woody's stuff works well here, especially since the Mermaid Avenue neighborhood where he raised his family with his wife Marjorie was a heavily Jewish area and Woody felt a real connection with that culture and the area's radical politics.


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Mars Volta's previous album, Deloused in the Crematorium, was amazing. Great prog rock.

I've been listening to Mellowdrone's Box album. This band is great. Along with Holy Fuck, another good Canadian Band.

Deadboy and the Elephantmen - absolutely brilliant, sad and ambitious music from the mind and vocals of Dax Riggs. They just started to get some recognition here in Canada and had been on tour with Wolfmother. Rather annoying that the press continues to compare them to the White Stripes, which couldn't be farther from the truth. Lazy music reviewers.

http://www.mellowdrone.com/airportmain.html

And of course my favorite band in the Shroom (stoner/doom) genre - Church of Misery from Japan. If you like blues with space rock and doom, these are the guys.

http://www.d7.dion.ne.jp/~church/


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I used to have an early Lynyrd Skynyrd LP, don't know what happened to it, but I ordered their Greatest Hits CD recently, and they're much, much louder than I remember. I thought they started out as a Country Rock band. This GH CD is hard, loud rock, not very pleasant to listen to, although I never get tired of that one song, Sweet Home Alabama, not for the words, but the music. It's the one song on this double CD with great music. Jeez, what happened to them? The rest of the songs sound like they're on speed.
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I love the hard rock aspect to LS. How about good old CCR for the laid back music Boom Boom? Still in the same genre, yet a lot more country/folkish.
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posted 16 August 2006 06:51 AM      Profile for dbreadner13     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm currently listening to the Pet Shop Boys juke box on their website.

http://www.petshopboys.co.uk/browser.aspx

Sometimes you have to reload the page, but it randomly plays any of their songs, in a variety of mixes from any of their albums. You can also go their albums page, and pick and choose what songs you want to hear. Their new album 'Fundamental' is on there. My favorite song on that disc is 'The Sodom & Gomorrah Show'


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I've got all of CCR's recordng, and some by John Fogerty. Fogerty has been on PBS this month as well - an early appearance from years back, and a concert this year in 2006. Keep on chooglin', eh?
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lately i've been listening to the Volebeats, a detroit altcountry band. "the sky and the ocean" record is from 1997 and i especially like the song 'two seconds'. i've also been listening to old Blue Rodeo (Lost and 5 days in July) and the Del McCoury Band, absolutely the best bluegrass band out there. I'm also listening to Eddie Spagetti's solo stuff, also altcountry. Eddie Spagetti is the frontman for the Supersuckers.

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My band, Farces Wanna Mo:

FWM myspace


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Noise
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Decided I really don't like Modest Mouse. It's not just because a lot of people think they're cool, though that always helps.

It really depends on your understanding of the nautre of his lyrics. The latest CD is much more mainstream and mature than previous. Their very first CD, 'The Fruit That Ate itself', is wonderfully bleak... Along with 'Moon and Antarctica'. The lyrics are amazing... It'd be interesting to discuss some of the lyrics. moon and antarctica hits a high point midway through the CD with the singer yelling 'I don't want you to be alone down there'... The interesting part is it's from the standpoint of a drug addict yelling at himself. The fruit that ate itself is listing objects fulfilling their own purpose... Which gets dark as, pending who you talk too, the song was written as a suicide note justifiying death as Humans ultimate purpose and suicide just fufilling his own purpose... Like an apple eating itself.

SG - I must agree with your take on Mars Volta... Their first CD stands out compared to the later work, but not to take anything away from their other cds. Mind you, I wouldn't recommend getting the live acts as much.


Current listening is Queens of the Stone Age (good ol stoner rock), Avalanches (since I left you), Tanya Tagaq (Inuit Throat Singer), and That1guy and his magic pipe (I'd refer to him as a hip version of Tom Waits. He's made his own instrument from piping that stands around 6 feet tall, has a connector on the top and a 2 foot long peice hanging on the other side of that. He can get close to any sound from that thing too, it was an amazing act to see live @ the folk fest). Oh, and the Amir Amira ensemble (Local Calgary insturmental only consisting of a traditional east indian instrument something like a sitar and a violin... Incredibly relaxing)

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posted 16 August 2006 11:44 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard
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Avalanches

Good stuff. I just heard this last week. I like it.


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Noise
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The Avalanches had a bit of a radio kill put on em. "Frontier Psych" was their big hit off the 'since I left you' cd and got played to death on several media's (radio and music vids) until the public was sick of them and wanted the next one hit wonder. Very similar as what happened to Cold Play or the Cardigans.

Currently got "Refused" playing (Gotta love Liberation Frequency and New Noise... It's where I took this current nickname from). Pheobus-Mass (small indie band out of the UK. It's a husband and wife duo that played the instruments in different rooms of their house for different accoustics) will be next


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I've been listening to much Manu Chao lately; very good stuff, even the novelty tune "Bongo Bong":
quote:
Mama was queen of the mambo
Papa was king of the Congo
Deep down in the jungle
I started bangin' my first bongo
Every monkey'd like to be
In my place instead of me
Cause I'm the king of bongo, baby
I'm the king of bongo bong....
Bongo Bong is sung in English of course, as any serious cash-in should be. But as delightful as it is, my current favorite tune is his "Clandestino".

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Pheobus-Mass

Sounds interesting. At work on shuffle were the following bands:

- Fluidage - these guys are absolutely amazing. I believe they are from Sweden and they make gorgeous psychedelic music but they never release anything for sale. You can download everything. I asked them to please release something on vinyl but apparently I will have to hold my breath for a long time.

- Glowsun - great psyche band again

- Here and Now - another great psyche band

- Vincent Gallo - everything by this guy. I have no idea what my weird attraction to him is. He's offensive, he's a conservative type yet he's a freak. His music is sad and so cool.

www.myspace.com/tobbefluidage

http://glowsun.free.fr

http://www.herenow.be


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"Gulag Orkestra" by Beirut
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The Howling Bells debut album is one of the best I've heard all year. You can listen to it on the NME media player. I believe they are Australian.

www.nme.com

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i can't stop listening to the new Raconteurs' album Broken Boy Soldiers, jack white's new band. super sweet. every track is pretty much a love ballad.

recently seen and purchased:

albums by The Black Heart Procession, who just played a fantastic show at Lee's Palace in T.O. if you like nick cave and the bad seeds you'll like them. (oh and btw the soundtrack album for nick's movie "the Proposition" is awsome. brooding and dark).

the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir from Calgary just opened for my good buddies, the D.Rangers from Winnipeg, at the Tranzac on tuesday and totally impressed everyone. their cd is short but amazing. ah-haw.

Romi Mayes. she is also a good friend and while i could say this is a plug, just listen to her new album Sweet Somethin' Steady, (cd release was just at the Cameron House) and you'll know why here voice is one of the few things to get me all verklempt in seconds. so beeyewtiful.

http://www.drangers.ca/

http://www.romimayes.com/


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I was just getting out some old CDs and found my old Joe Jackson one. He is amazing.

This is one of my all-time favorite songs. I can't explain what it does to me. Must be the chord progressions or something, but it levels me every time.

I've always loved the video too (which is what that link will go to). Anyone remember "Friday Night Videos"? I was too young to stay up for them, but one time I videotaped it, and that video was on it, and it's stayed with me. It's a song whose chords I hear in my mind when I wake up to silence at 3 a.m.


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posted 17 August 2006 08:53 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Jesus and Mary Chain - head on

Awesome. Easily one of my favourite tunes right now.


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Don't know about you but I plan to rush out and buy Paris Hilton's new CD!

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akordo - la espero
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Currently have Built to Spill playing, in particular 'Broken Chairs'. What a lovely tune that is. Built to Spill has ben one of my favorites for quite some time.

Imogen Heap has their entire cd for listening over the web. I have it on order now.

And still stuck listening to the Queens of the Stone(r) Age and their 'Lullabys to Paralyze'. The CD starts with the lullaby, which has a couple great one liners in it. "As days are just moment, it's these hours that become a lifetime" (srry, quote from head, won't be exact".

Metric (their new cd, but the old one is excellent) has quite a few political messages woven throughout it... From something like 'I fought the war and the war won', to a chorus of repeating "Buy a car to goto work, goto work to pay for your car"


Eddited for one more:
Niyaz... I'm not sure why I'm attracted to this form of epic music, but I love it. Think of the background music for the sadder portions of 'The Gladiator' movie... Soft music with a very calming female voice over top of it (Indian I beleive... They were bulked in with the the band from Dehli). The were amazing at the Calgary Folk Fest, but sold out of cd's before I could get my hands on one. Now I await its arrival from a used CD store based in Seattle ^^

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Built to Spill are great. Their new album is fantastic. Can't share your love for QOTSA. I find them pretty bland.

Songs I've been dancing to lately:
I Can Only Give You Everything, Van Morrison & Them
Open Up Your Door, Richard and the Young Lions
Fingertips, Little Stevie Wonder

And everything by Sam Cooke. The man is made of sliver and sapphire.

Also, The Outfit. From Toronto.

Edited to add: Papal Bull, the Jesus & Mary Chain are one of my favourite, favourite bands. My alias comes from one of their songs.

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Gundam Zeta OST

Silver Dress sounds pretty!


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Howie Beck
M83
Infected Mushrooms
Nature and Organization

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stargazer, you mentioned Wolfmother earlier in the thread.....well, how 'bout they fokkin' rok! haha. dude sounds like he's channelling Ozzy, accompanied by a Sabbath/Zeppelin boogy rock groove. crank it is all i can say.

i have aquired a bunch of great new music lately, a nearly daily listen, particularly in the morning is the new Caribou album Marinaudio. nice kalidiscopic electronicie sort of stuff but done with a live band. Caribou is Dan Snaith from Dundas ON, who's previous incarnation was Manitoba, or DJ Manitoba, perpetrator of some seriously funky parties. He had to change his name after getting sued by Handsome Dick Manitoba from the Dicktators. wotta dick. haha. seriously, if you can see one of Dan's shows they are a multimedia treat.


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posted 01 September 2006 07:24 AM      Profile for Olly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Regina Spektor.

I highly recommend her.


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posted 01 September 2006 10:27 AM      Profile for head        Edit/Delete Post
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sly & the Family Stone
The Allman Brothers Band
Muddy Waters
John Lee Hooker
Iggy Pop
Faith No More
Depeche Mode
The Velvet Underground
The Cult

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farnival
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posted 01 September 2006 12:04 PM      Profile for farnival     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Iron & Wine. beautiful and calming alt-countryish, a bit bluegrassy.
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Stargazer
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Iron & wine, good stuff.

Farnival - love Wolfmother. Its too bad they are taking so much flak now. It appears that one can't be too popular and still have street cred. Silly, silly.


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quote:

Morrissey has boycotted Canadian goods and is promoting the boycott world wide

Funny, I started listening to Morrisey for that exact same reason.


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posted 01 September 2006 09:46 PM      Profile for sgm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Jim Croce: One Less Set of Footsteps.

Roy Orbison: It's Over.

Joni Mitchell: Raised on Robbery.


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While on vacation I heard 'Bedouin Soundclash' on the CBC Galaxie channel. I have to admit I was mightily impressed. They seemed to get regular rotation so I heard a few tracks and I definitely want to search their material out. Also I found myself listening to a lot of 54-40 again (I was out west). I also have to listen to Goran Bregovic at least once a week. He is a Bosnian musician, Sarajevan of mixed parentage, some folks might know his work from the Kusturica film 'Underground'. He played the Montreal Jazz Fest for free this summer and his concert was close to three hours. It was almost a religious experience.
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I like the Galaxy sounds channel, mayakovsky. And I play the nature sounds on low volume when I'm away. I think the cat likes it. ha!

Right now I'm listening to a CD my cousin sent me from England: A Musical Journey by the Anston male voice choir. I think she's gone balmy, but I'll have to thank her just the same. This is the same girl who used to listen to Three Dog Night and Janis Joplin. By goom!


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posted 19 September 2006 07:35 PM      Profile for Steppenwolf Allende     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Interesting all the diverse styles folks are listening to. Right now, I’m at a crossroads of two eras.

My son-in-law, who is an aspiring musician, just burned me a copy of the last album of the thrash metal band Pantera. It's been a while since I have listened to or played hard core. But this band's got some interesting and energetic styles. It bugs me that some self-aggrandizing fan gunned down the lead guitarist after he announced he would be leaving the band.

Around the same time my youngest daughter picked up a 2-CD compilation for me called Blues foundations--early R & B, beatnik jazz and blues from the 40s and early 50s that clearly shows where rock/funk/metal/fusion/hip-hop/rockabilly/soul, etc. got its life.


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As a jazz musician I'm always listening to some kind of jazz, but lately...

- Bill Laswell & Carlos Santana

- 80's U2

- Zappa


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my husband picked up several hank williams records at a garage sale. when i play them i can see my alberta mom singing and dancing in the kitchen when we were small. funny how music is similiar to smell in that it can conjure up such vivid memories. another sign of old age no doubt.
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Fidel
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For me it's the smell of oatmeal cookies w raisins baking in the oven in Autumn. That, and I can remember walking home from school and sniffing my mother's chili sauce from half a block away on a warm autumn afternoon. It's like I'm a kid again when smelling those kitchen smells. You have to let the ghosts go sometime though and make new memories.
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Steppenwolf have you listened to Pantera's Cowboys From Hell album? IMO the best Pantera album.

Lately I've been listening to:

- Kasabian - Empire
- Darxtar
- The Verna Cannon
- American Motherload
- Tricky Woo
- Church of Misery
- Nightstalker
- Sophia

Various iPOD tunes ranging from Experience to VNV Nation.


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The new Bob Dylan album modern Times is very good although not quite as good as some of the reviews have said.
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I am not quite sure of my musical tastes these days. A friend put some dance stuff on a Cd for me and I love it. I have a CD with Aguilera, Timberlake and Fergie on it! Then today I bought GnR Greatest Hits and The Clash. Just waiting for the cold november rain here in New Bedford. Or Paradise City as we call it. Then we can bring sexy back!
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I like almost everything by Loreena McKennitt, especially the 'Parallel Dreams' CD. The song, 'Samhain Night' has a mournful, yet comforting sound with the violin accompanying LM's vocals. 'Breaking The Silence' also on 'Parallel Dreams', is a lament on the world's violence and tragedy and was written as a tribute for Amnesty International. Excerpts from the lyrics include:
A gunfire shatters silence
Where birds once sweetly sang
A mother cradles a child now dead
Now death where life began....

A change is slow in coming
My eyes can scarcely see
The rays of hope come streaming
Through the smoke of apathy

But oh my heart be strong
And guide when eyes grow dim
When ears grow deaf with empty words
When I know there's life within

May the spirit never die
Though a troubled heart feels pain
When this long winter is over
It will blossom once again
The spirit never dies...

The song, 'Ancient Pines' is a beautiful piece with the vocals having no words, only "la la la" with violin and low-pitched synthesizer sounds.

I like LM's music because it includes unusual instruments like the uilleann pipes, oud, and harp and because LM's voice appeals to me.
In autumn 2006 she will be releasing a new CD titled, 'An Ancient Muse'. I'm looking forward to hearing it and I might post my impressions of it here on babble.


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I've just been listening to the "1000 Years of Popular Music" CD by Richard Thompson.

Thompson was asked, by Playboy magazine I believe(this was in the liner notes of the CD, that's the only way I knew, ok?)back in 2000 to list his "favorite songs of the milennium". Thompson realized that the probably only meant songs from the most recent decades of that milennium, but he decided to take them literally and actually sent them a list of songs going back to the 12th Century. For some reason, they didn't publish it, but Thompson recorded an album(and did a series of concerts)based on the original list, which has songs ranging from "Sumer is Acumen In" to "Oops, I did it again" by Britney Spears.

I'm not making this up.

And the best part is, it's actually a great set of music.


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Well, I don't usually listen to George Michael, but sticking with the limits of this thread, that is the last music I heard.

The video is great -- Michael's unleashes a British Bull Dog from the pants of a George Bush effigy. The dog then, well, you'll see.

You Tube


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I'm mired in a retro kick, and listening at full blast to the best of Steppenwolf and Mountain. Favourite tracks include Steppenwolf's Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, and Mountain's Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride. Awesome stuff, man, even if it is thirty+ years old.
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posted 29 September 2006 05:22 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I picked up a Captain Sensible compilation from 'The Masters' series. Great stuff. I hadn't heard anything new from the Captain in years - though much of it is re-mastered & live versions of his older stuff. The live version of Wot! turns into a jam that really kicks!

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Pink Martini, Gypsy Kings, Norbert Kraft and Pink Floyd.
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Recently heard:

Camera Obscura's 2001 album, Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi. Okay, so it's basically Belle and Seb with stronger accents, but how could I pass up a record that includes a song called "I Don't Do Crowds"?

Redd Kross' Neurotica (1987). Apparently this album a big influence on grunge, although it's probably had a longer lasting legacy in terms of power pop. Then again, Nirvana never really did sound much like the other "grunge" bands anyway, and Nevermind is sort of a darker version of this album's fusion of the punk and bubblegum pop sensibilities. (Not that the Ramones hadn't done it already. Nothing wrong with doing it again.)

Panurge's new album Walking in the Fog. This Vancouver band opened for Of Montreal (who're from Athens, Georgia, got it?) when they came to Vancouver. Pretty cool in a bizarre way. Been compared to Robyn Hitchcock, though the comparison I've heard to Hitchcock's predecessor Syd Barrett is much more apt. "Here come the warm rats...."

And, um, the new Dixie Chicks album. Do I need a reason?


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Metric - Live It Out.

My only minor quibble is that Emily Haines sings as if she's putting everything in italics, or even in quotation marks. She's far from being the only singer I've heard who does that. Morrissey and Trent Reznor do it too, albeit in a more seamless way.


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ha, you know, that's true. never thought about it like that.

Lately I've been listening to a lot of VNV nation and dark industrial music. Also the newest favorite band of all time IMHO, the Canadian band Superstack!!!

Playing Oct 27th at the Horseshoe.

SuperStack - Listen here


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Catchfire
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posted 17 October 2006 02:05 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Spankrock's amazing Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo

I guess I still like The Hold Steady, and the Decembrists' new album is alright.

Oh, and after seeing Roky Erikson's incredible concert last week, I have been listening to the Thirteenth Floor Elevators yet again. Slip Inside This House!


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Left Turn
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I've been listening to a lot of mp3 of music from the 60's. Just today I've listened to:

Eight Miles High--The Byrds
Light my Fire--The Doors
Soul man--Sam & Dave
Fortunate Son--Creedence Clearwater Revival
For What It's Worth--Buffalo Springfield
Shapes of Things--The Yardbirds
House of the Rising Sun--The Animals
purple Haze--Jimi Hendrix
Born to be Wild--Steppenwolf
Sunshine of Your Love--Cream
Somebody to Love--The Jefferson Airplane
I Feel Good--James Brown
Wild Thing--The Troggs
Like a Rolling Stone--Bob Dylan
A Whiter Shade of Pale--Procol Harum


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chester the prairie shark
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posted 18 October 2006 07:21 AM      Profile for chester the prairie shark     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
i liked Lighthouse's version of "eight miles high"
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Left Turn
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Chester, have you ever heard the Husker Du version of 'Eight Miles High'?

Husker Du--Eight Miles High

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Since nobody else has mentioned them, Arcade Fire. They restored my faith in new rock and/or roll. Of course the album I'm listening to (Funeral) is from 2004...so I guess it isn't really new music any more. Anyway, if you're looking for some great music from 2004, I highly recommend Arcade Fire.
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Currently on my iPod: (and when I say iPod, I really mean my old, scratched and oversized Minidisc player, but it just seemed like the right thing to say!):

-Wilco; Summerteeth
-Jim O'Rourke; Eureka
-Neutral Milk Hotel; Aeroplane Over the Sea
-The Wrens; The Meadowlands
-Antony and the Johnsons; I am a Bird Now

Another recent addition to my CD collection is the soundtrack for I Am Your Man, the Leonard Cohen documentary. Has anyone had the chance to check it out yet?


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New stuff by Robyn Hitchcock, the bard of catchy melodies and gonzo lyrics, this time teaming up with the Minus 5, who include a couple of REM members. This works quite well, as Hitchcock stole elements of the Byrds' sound, which REM then proceeded to steal from him and become much more famous with. Hitchcock's clearly not bitter, although there must have been a few moments when he was opening for REM in the '80s when he plotted elaborate schemes of revenge. Anyway, it's a great fusion that has a lot more musical depth than the last several Hitchcock solo albums. And the words are strange as ever. Fuck me, baby, I'm a trolley bus....

Also new albums by the Hip, Madeleine Peyroux, and Vienna Teng, the latter a tantalizing blend of folk, pop, and jazz.


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I'm always looking for Canadian bands to add to my daily dose of CanCon. Any suggestions? What great Canadian stuff is everyone listening to out there?
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You might like Hank and Lily. I do.
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Left Turn
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For the past couple of months I've been listening over and over to Ed from Pearl Jam on the Pearl Jam episode of VH1 Storytellers singing an updated version of "Here's to the State of Mississippi" by Phil Ochs, titled Here's to the State of George W.

I wish every American could see this before going into the voting booth.


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Jrose, try these great Canadian bands:

- Superstack www.myspace.com/superstackmusic

- Tricky Woo www.myspace.com/trickywoo

- The Vulcan Dub Squad - www.myspace.com/thevulcandubsquad

- sHEAVY (from Newfoundland) www.sheavy.com

More CDN bands:

Red Elite
The Illuminati
From Beyond
Sons of OTIS
Nassau
Squalor
Dutch Oven
Electric Magma
Nice Cat
White Cowbell Oklahoma
Mare
Damn13
Junior Panthers
Maximum R & R
Revolver
Cursed
Shallow ND
The Does
Fiftywatthead
Mister Bones
Pink Mountaintops
Iron Giant
Black Mountain
Frog Eyes
April Wine
Buffalo Bud Buster
SIANspheric


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Kate Bush - Aerial (not by choice!)
Makunouchi Bento - mp3s from their site
Autumn Thieves - demo recordings
"Add Friend" requests on MySpace by various bands/artists - some good, some spectacularly bad!

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I've had the video of the Vedder rendition of Phil Och's on file for awhile now. I LOVE it. Glad to hear I'm not the only one on this site who is a Phil Och's fan. I've interviewed his sister via the phone and email for awhile now (as well as a short meeting at the Ottawa Folk Festival this year), and she works really, really hard on keeping his music around through a series of song nights touring across North America. She's a really interesting lady. She filled me in on a lot of stories about growing up with Phil, and his music and so forth. Fascinating.
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Stargazer, you’re slippin'... I think I recognized the name of one of those groups.

Just heard the Who’s new album Endless Wire, their first studio album in 25 years.

While this largely forgotten band (evidenced by the response of most people upon hearing their name: “The Who?”) has been eclipsed in memory by more famous contemporaries such as the Marmelade, the Raspberries, and Klaatu, their influence is felt in more subtle ways. If you’ve ever got drunk to the sound of old T-Rex (and not that stupid sellout album Electric Warrior, I mean their earlier classic record My People Were All Made of Stars and Had Hairs in Their Cornflakes), you may be a Who fan without knowing it.

Anyhow, the new album isn’t amazingly great, but it’s decent, and the few gems and the few clunkers more or less even each other out. Fuck it, it’s the Who.


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What am I listening to?

While I live in a place 'where the grass is green and the girls are pretty', Hub and I have promised the latest music show won't go later than 10pm. Even if one of the performers has heard London Calling and played Live at Leeds. And we've heard this Bono fellow has said that Peter Garrett should be Prime Minister of Australia. Now we are burning the Midnight Oil to figure out what this means. And there's guy Paul Weller telling us to go down Stanley Road.

jrose, In my estimation 54-40 is the best Canadian band out there. I find their evolution and work in different styles consistently compelling. And they are committed to social issues. Right now I am reading 'The Watch that ends the Night' by Hugh Maclennan upon which the song 'Courage' by the Tragically Hip is based. I love the Canadiana like listening to 'Early Morning Rain' by Lightfoot.

obscurantist: 'You Better You Bet' I really like Face Dances!


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I finally figured how to use my nano, and I've got "Death or Glory" by the Clash cranked up as loud as it can go.

I'm a happy man.


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posted 10 November 2006 06:59 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Until you start losing your hearing!
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Stan Rogers' "White Squall."

The Band's "Acadian Driftwood."

Bruce Cockburn's "The Coldest Night of the Year."


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"Wolf like Me" by TV on the Radio is my new favourite song, obviously.
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i went to see Prince Paul dj last night, so a lot of 80's and 90's hip hop.

i've been listening to a lot of local indie pop lately: ohbijou, final fantasy, and henri faberge and the adorables.

and someone mentioned the gladiator soundtrack up above...i think the singer and composer was lisa gerrard, of dead can dance fame.


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Lou Reed, 'Last Great American Whale.'

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, 'Till it Shines.'

They Might Be Giants, 'Birdhouse in Your Soul.'


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Joni Mitchell, "hits"; Shania Twain, "Greatest Hits". I liked Joni's folk album much more - Shania's is just too loud - hard on the ears. This is what passes for "country" nowadays? Sounds more like pop rock. I'll have to dig out my Patsy Cline album if I can find it.
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posted 01 December 2006 05:13 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Os Mutantes!
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Cameron W
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posted 01 December 2006 09:06 AM      Profile for Cameron W   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Thanks for Metric and Imogen Heap - great stuff.

I got tired of listening to my mediocre PC stereo and went back to my LPs and a better sound system. Bowie & Pink Floyd mostly.


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Disgusted
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posted 01 December 2006 03:11 PM      Profile for Disgusted        Edit/Delete Post
Just rediscovered Sandy Bull's banjo version of "Little Maggie"- love it.

Discovered Gary Jules' version of "Mad World" (I'm a little behind the times) - love the vocal and the sparse arrangement.

All-time fave bands: Eagles, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Crosby Stills Nash & Young.


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michemj
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posted 01 December 2006 05:30 PM      Profile for michemj     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey just wondering if its only me. I was getting a massage at the therapists office, she was playing someone that sounded so familiar. The voice on a few occasions has sounded like Evan Dando formerly of the Lemonheads. I asked who it was it was Jack Johnson. I must have been in the dark ages because i thought this guy was new and found out he has had 6 albums. Has anyone else cared to notice this similarity? My favs from past and present lets see hmmm, the Beatles, Neil Young,Crowded House, REM, Liz Phair, Lemon Heads,Maroon 5 and Jack Johnson(good people)
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Merowe
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posted 01 December 2006 05:42 PM      Profile for Merowe     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Neighbour just turned me onto 'Ragga Breakcore', takes me back to the revelation of Jungle back in the nineties.

Jahba - Bush is a Pussycloth
General Malice - Hands Up
Aaron Spectre - 1600 Penn

also, other breakbeat, drum 'n' bass and the usual standbys, old dancehall and 70's Congolese soukous.

Anything by Cutty Ranks
Orchestra Makassy
Orchestra G.O. Malebo
Orchestra Shama-Shama A Bansom Lay-Lay

And reggae:

Gregory Isaacs w/ Prince Far I - Uncle Joe (12inch)
Barrington Levy


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blake 3:17
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posted 01 December 2006 06:17 PM      Profile for blake 3:17     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Peanut Butter Wolf's Latest!

Chrome Children (Adult Swim/Stones Throw)

http://tinyurl.com/ylqebf


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mayakovsky
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posted 02 December 2006 04:09 PM      Profile for mayakovsky     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I got a Montreux Festival Sampler, it has Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, George Clinton. It has Steve Earle doing an acoustic 'Copperhead Road' which I thought might be more inspired. I have also pulled Throwing Muses' 'University' out of my collection. Kirstin Hersh! I also feel like hearing Babes in Toyland. I saw them in Vancouver years ago Kat Bjelland is amazing.
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B.L. Zeebub LLD
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posted 03 December 2006 09:21 AM      Profile for B.L. Zeebub LLD     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I just rediscovered a Tower of Power compilation I bought a while back. Also I've been satisfying a craving for Brit-Pop with Doves, Elbow, and the like.

[ 03 December 2006: Message edited by: B.L. Zeebub LLD ]


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Mick
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posted 05 December 2006 09:15 PM      Profile for Mick        Edit/Delete Post
Y'all need to get hooked up with http://www.last.fm

Here's my current weekly chart

[ 05 December 2006: Message edited by: Mick ]


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sgm
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posted 05 December 2006 09:18 PM      Profile for sgm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
'Sweet Home Alabama,' by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

'Jokerman,' by Bob Dylan.

'Youngstown,' by Bruce Springsteen.


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obscurantist
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posted 06 December 2006 12:51 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Of Montreal, the best American band trying to sound like Brits and named after a Canadian city. Listening to two of their recent albums in particular -- Satanic Panic in the Attic, and The Sunlandic Twins.

Also, in no particular order:

- Muse (their '99 album Showbiz. Decent. Like Radiohead, just not quite as interesting.)

- Talking Heads (Remain in Light)

- Scissor Sisters (self-titled. Huh. A cover of Comf. Numb that's better than the original.)

- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (a tad derivative, but at least they try to be derivative of a bunch of different things)

Oh, and saw Ron Sexsmith in concert at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Down-to-earth guy, great performer with a backup band who have the songs down cold. Opening act was Jill Barber, the daughter of a family friend, but a musician with a distinctively husky voice and a knack for country-tinged cabaret, who I expect we'll be hearing a lot more about.


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Stargazer
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posted 06 December 2006 03:44 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
DJ Bubba from the F.B.I (Federal Bureau of Indians). I'm not usually a big fan of hip hop but this band and Buggin Malone are great and Buggin won a Nammy award.
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Papal Bull
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posted 06 December 2006 07:44 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Dan Reeder-I drin
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M.Gregus
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posted 06 December 2006 02:52 PM      Profile for M.Gregus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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