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Jared
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posted 02 December 2002 01:27 AM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So what music is rocking Babblers' worlds lately?

God bless Stephen Merritt, the Cole Porter of the indie set, in all his various incarnations (Magnetic Fields, 6ths, Future Bible Heroes). The latter's "I'm Lonely and I Love It" EP was one of the few things keeping me from sticking my head in the oven during a freakishly hectic November. Recommended. Mr Merritt is stupidly prolific - usually at least a couple of records a year.

Also, can't stop spinning Jurassic 5's "Power in Numbers" ever since bearing witness to their crazy-incredible live show last month. Oh, and vinyl Art Blakey.


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Flowers By Irene
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posted 02 December 2002 02:34 AM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know who Stephin Merrit is, so I googled him, and found this NYT review. "I go through maracas very quickly," I think I'm gonna check him out.
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Jared
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posted 02 December 2002 02:48 AM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I never even knew there was a fourth project. The Gothic Archies - what a boss name!
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Black Dog
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posted 02 December 2002 07:09 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Blah. I'm no fan of Merrit. He can't sing for shit and I find most of the stuff I've herad (Mag Fields, 6ths) to be quite awful. But hey, man, do what you like. While we're talking about Stevens, I'll just sit here and wait for the new Malkmus to come out.
Diggin' now: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Division of Laura Lee. Gonna look for some Serge Gainsbourg tomorrow.

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Jared
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posted 02 December 2002 07:40 PM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Merritt rules! And, and, well...that's my defence! I just love the line in Luckiest Guy from the Lower East Side: "My car is ugly, but then, I'm ugly too." It's like the man was cribbing from my life!

D.O.L.L. rocks too. Especially track two "We've Been Planning This for Years." The chorus' "yeah yeah, you gotta give it up" backing vox is punk rock manna.

I too have been searching out Gainsbourg (also Ennio Morricone soundtrack stuff). Friends laugh at me for it...what's up with that?

Also, highly recommend the "The The" reissues. Matt Johnson is pretentious enormous, but he can write great lyrics. Personal faves: Infected, Dusk. And Plastikman DJ sets downloaded from Kazaa.

[ December 02, 2002: Message edited by: Jared ]


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flotsom
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posted 02 December 2002 08:25 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I sort of raised myself on The The; especially the very beautiful album Burning Blue Soul and bands like The Sugarcubes, Throwing Muses, The Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, et al. Pretentious? Probably, but then we were an entire house of pretentious visual artists - including three people from Belgrade who were, unlike the rest of us, actually rather talented... Or if I wanted something more aggressive and straight-ahead in the way of music then firehose, Dinosaur Jr, TheMeatPuppets, or The Pixies seemed to be at the right speed. Oh, and The Clash of course, and except The Clash all those other bands were current for the time I was hearing them. I had the first album from The Sugarcubes (Bjork's old band) the day it was released. As I had for Sinead O'Conner's first album I've just remembered...

Strange. All those bands would now be considered authentic old-school. I guess I am old school now too.


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Section 49
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posted 02 December 2002 09:01 PM      Profile for Section 49     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've good things about "69 Love Songs", including the high (if somewhat dubious) praise that there is not a single bad song among the 69. I keep meaning to check it out, but have to find it first.

Lately, listening to Spoon's "Kill the Moonlight" and Broken Social Scene's "You Forgot It in People", both excellent. The new Clinic album is getting lots of play as well. I've been wondering whether to pick up Pulp's new greatest hits album -- anybody heard it?


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Arch Stanton
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posted 02 December 2002 09:59 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Manu Chao.

Mano Negra too.

Paris Combo is purdy good.......that's it fer current affairs from me.

I'm down with the Yerba Buena Jass Band these days.

23 skidoo


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flotsom
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posted 03 December 2002 12:43 AM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
scroll down to hear what I'm listening to

edited to add:

Drat. It won't go directly to the page. Okay, in the search function under album type 'rei momo'.

That'll bring the good sounds.

[ December 03, 2002: Message edited by: flotsom ]


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Praxedis G
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posted 03 December 2002 01:07 AM      Profile for Praxedis G     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As I type furiously on my mammoth essay on Mexican authoritarian liberalism in order to finish it by tomorrow, I am listening to an ambient techno online radio station on Shoutcast. Good low-key stuff to compose essays to! To hear it, check www.shoutcast.com and scroll down to the 8th station listed: Groove Salad.

Other than that I've been listening to a lot of the Weakerthans, Mouse on Mars, Sparta, Talvin Singh, Coheed and Cambria, Death Cab for Cutie, Covenant, and of course David Rovics: The. Best. Lefty. Folk-singer. Ever.

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satana
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posted 03 December 2002 06:45 AM      Profile for satana     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
SOMAFM IS BACK?!!!!!

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Praxedis G
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posted 03 December 2002 07:13 AM      Profile for Praxedis G     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
SOMAFM? Que es?

In other news, I can't believe I'm still up.... Essay-writing is the devil....

Edited to add:
Oh. Right. Soma FM. The station I've been listening to for the last 10-odd hours. The combination of lack of sleep, caffeine, and the intricacies of 19th century Mexican liberalism have addled my brainmeats, methinks.....

So, yes, it would seem Soma FM is back. Although I was unaware it had gone anywhere, since I only recently discovered it. Good stuff, no?

[ December 03, 2002: Message edited by: Praxedis G ]


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satana
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posted 03 December 2002 10:39 AM      Profile for satana     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Soma FM was my favourite station before RIAA killed it back in June.
Now it's back! Thanks for posting your discovery!

What other online radio stations to babblers listen to?

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flotsom
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posted 03 December 2002 03:09 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay. I've got this Somafm playing. I didn't have Winamp 'till now.
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xrcrguy
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posted 03 December 2002 11:31 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Public Enemy's He Got Game soundtrack
it's pretty sweet
(head bobbing)

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Jared
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posted 05 December 2002 03:32 AM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Re: online radio stations. I used to listen to a potpourri of various college stations. That is, until the new US copyright laws made it far too expensive for many to continue their webstreams. If you want to do something about it, click here. By the way, a couple of good ones were WRVU Vanderbilt (Tennessee...who woulda thunk it??), as well as KALX Berkeley, which is still running (though for some reason I've had trouble opening it of late). Yes Virginia, the RIAA are evil. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my school's (UBC) CiTR. And not solely because I happen to know some people there...it's good!

I really should check out this super-ballyhooed Soma FM.

Lately, I've given into the corporate juggernaut and mainly been listening to Radio@Netscape Plus (formerly Spinner). It's really great - no intrusive advertising or commercials, and something for everybody. My personal faves are Ambient Techno (great soundtrack for paper writing), New Indie, Indie Rock Grrls, Classic Punk, and Britpop - the only gripe is with the hip-hop section, which is weak. Guilty pleasure: occasionally checking in with the "Hair Metal" station, which truly crystallizes how poor my musical taste was at age 10. Can you say "Warrant?"

On the non-radio front, you know that quote in Trainspotting regarding the feeling when heroin starts flowing through a junkie's veins: "take the best orgasm you've ever had and multiply it by ten." Well, that about sums up the new Delgados record "Hate," their stellar follow-up to the equally stellar "The Great Eastern." Actually, that description was a touch hyperbolic: take the best orgasm you've ever had and divide it by two, which is still pretty alright!

Huge disappointment: the new Roots record "Phrenology." I never thought the words "Roots" and "disappointment" would ever appear together in one of my sentences, but this one's a bust. And the first single/video...ugh! It looks like a cheap Hype Williams knockoff.

Anyway, all for now. Cheers!

[ December 05, 2002: Message edited by: Jared ]


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Flowers By Irene
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posted 08 December 2002 12:03 AM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Right now I'm listening to Hendrix' Somewhere over the rainbow. Beautiful. Just.... sweet.

I think next, I shall take a turn for the punkish. Rancid, and maybe some Operation Ivy. Then, who knows.


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pogge
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posted 08 December 2002 12:41 AM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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flotsom: Strange. All those bands would now be considered authentic old-school. I guess I am old school now too.

Sorry but middle school is the best you can claim. Other than the Clash, I'm not familiar with any of the bands you mentioned. I'll see your Clash and raise you a Jefferson Airplane.

Edited for silly fingers.

[ December 08, 2002: Message edited by: Slim ]


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Flowers By Irene
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posted 08 December 2002 01:10 AM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh shit, here's a flash/back/inthepan-ish glimpse - Organized Rhyme just started playin (randomizer, thanx)

quote:
Organized Rhyme's here to start it up / you got some trouble with your mouth you better shut it up / think twice before you act / an try to tackle the funky stuff / I take you suckers out like meat on shish kabob / an you don't know it / but yer girl's doin kiss an rob / an your the one who wants the corn / but you missed the cob / so here's a bit o' somethin new / give me a tootin salute / or I'll give you my boots / what you need while I'm playin the thespian / I gotta ride / an your just a pedestrian / I grab a horse an I jump like equestrian / I talk smooth like Lando Calrissian / deal with the leader of the convoy / make some noise for the boys as we rip loins / move your joints in a motion if you can keep up / if you can't here's a hanky to clean your weep up / poetics are dropped in no type of coincidence / check the O.R.

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audra trower williams
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posted 08 December 2002 04:15 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jared, that's exactly it! He is the Cole Porter of our generation! I just jumped up and down and went running in the kitchen to tell my boyfriend. You are so right.

I love all those bands flotsom talked about, too. I also love 16 Horsepower, Grandaddy, and toujours toujours Neutral Milk Hotel.


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