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obscurantist
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posted 12 July 2005 02:31 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Continuing from the thread What're you listening to NOW?...

Tegan and Sara - If It Was You (2002)

First heard about Tegan and Sara in '99 from a friend who raved about them, but didn't pay any attention 'til I heard "Walking with a Ghost" on Little Steven's Underground Garage last year. I can be a little slow that way. Thought the new album was decent, the first (This Business of Art) was really good, and this one (their second) is maybe my favourite record I've heard so far in a year where I've heard a lot of great stuff.

For some reason Roy Orbison, Neil Young, and Simon & Garfunkel come to mind, not so much that they sound like them in any sustained way, but because they capture something of Orbison and Young's dazzlingly virtuosic musical range, Orbison's articulate and focused melodramatic angst, Young's raw rawk energy, and Simon and Garfunkel's unsettlingly beautiful harmonies.

I say damn their mood swings, DAMN their mood swings!

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posted 12 July 2005 03:32 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
DJ Bouche - Get down with MAX
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posted 12 July 2005 04:43 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Lee Dorsey - a 60's New Orleans singer, backed by the Meters. Super-funky.
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posted 12 July 2005 06:06 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Gwar - Saddam A Go-Go

They honestly have the best stage show in the entire universe.


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posted 12 July 2005 11:32 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm not listening to anything right now, but... I get to see Gwar (and a bunch of other good bands) in a couple weeks at sounds of the underground! I'm super excited about it, I haven't been to a big show in a long time.
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posted 13 July 2005 12:24 AM      Profile for gunnar gunnarson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Groove Salad on Somafm.com
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posted 13 July 2005 02:29 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Dicot-Aitsu

My friend is a huge Japanese rock fan. Sent me this little gem.

It's so uplifting sounding. I love it.


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Playing right now? Hint:

"Number nine... number nine... number nine..."
"Financial imbalance... The Watusi... The Twist..."
"El Dorado"
"Take this, brother, may it serve you well"

Name that track!


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I've recently discovered Vangelis.
I loved his music almost all my life without knowing it... ever since I first heard "Chariots of Fire" on Sesame Street (early 80s?) - I think it was a segment with Grover running in slow-motion on a beach in a race or something... I forget what it was about, but I remember being mesmerized by the music. I never saw the actual movie, or even knew that it existed until recently.

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K'Naan - The Dusty Foot Philosopher

I saw him at NXNE a few weeks ago and he really got the crowd going in his short 45 minute set. Pretty impressive with most Toronto crowds. Just picked up the disc and so far it's awesome!


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posted 13 July 2005 08:00 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by beluga2:
Playing right now? Hint:

"Number nine... number nine... number nine..."

Name that track!


Number nine? Number nine? Number nine?

Revolution Number Nine, the White Album?

I'm listening to Nine Inch Nails' new album, With Teeth.

Hope Trent Reznor doesn't mind getting a whole bunch of reviews headlined "Still Angry After All These Years". Not that I would want him to start strumming a banjo and singing that love is the answer to all the world's problems. Good to listen to while the landlords are away, as I believe there are laws against listening to NIN with the volume turned below a certain level.

Along with Morrissey, Reznor is one of several musicians who sing in italics.

"There is - no - ME, there is only YOU...."


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posted 13 July 2005 08:24 PM      Profile for gunnar gunnarson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Crossfire (live version)

Hole, Malibu


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posted 13 July 2005 08:57 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Dexy Midnight Runners - come on Eileen

I like this song. It is so bad it is good.


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posted 14 July 2005 01:31 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by meeeeeeee:

Along with Morrissey, Reznor is one of several musicians who sing in italics.


Forgot I'd said that, until I started playing Morrissey's '94 album Vauxhall and I this evening.

"Beware -
I bear more grudges
Than lonely High Court judges...."

Morrissey is also one of the few exceptions to the general musical rule that a song is likely to be bad if its title is its first line. He routinely starts songs with the title / refrain, omitting a normal chorus, and as often as not, it works.

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posted 15 July 2005 02:07 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Police - Message in a Box, disc 4
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The Logical Song by Supertramp.

(Yes, I have atrocious taste in music.)


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posted 15 July 2005 07:03 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
hard fi, stars of CCTV
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quote:
Originally posted by Papal Bull:
Dexy Midnight Runners - come on Eileen

I like this song. It is so bad it is good.


Heh, in that way, I love Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows by Leslie Gore.

But right now, I am listening to Hot Hot Heat's Middle of Nowhere.


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quote:
Originally posted by Tape_342:
The Logical Song by Supertramp.

(Yes, I have atrocious taste in music.)


WTF?

That's GOOD taste in music.


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posted 15 July 2005 01:47 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The GO! Team - Huddle Information

Urban electrorock is weird sounding, really weird sounding


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posted 15 July 2005 03:29 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Cracklin Rosie" - Neil Diamond
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posted 15 July 2005 05:33 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
DJ Marksi Progressive Ski Mix 3 2001.

Just 15 minutes left


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Queens of the Stone Age - In my Head

It really is in my head! It's too catchy!


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I'm going through all the early albums by Linda Ronstadt - I just love her voice. These are LP records; I'll do a search to see if I can get them on CD.
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Odd, I'm listening to Warren Zevon. His version of Poor, Poor, Pitful Me is a little darker than Linda's, as I recall.
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Yea, well he's just an excitable boy. I've been listening to my Daniel Lanois collection, especially his title track from "Shine".
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Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond.

I went out with a guy in his mid thirties for a bit and he *loved* Neil Diamond, so now when I hear Neil Diamond I think of him. *sigh*


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I listened to Neil Diamond's GH collection while driving to Sept-Iles last month. Good music to drive by. Also, Linda Ronstadt's two early GH collections I enjoy while driving, as well. Oh, and some Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard CD's as well. Nothing like listening to "We don't smoke marywanna in Muskogee, like the hippies down in San Franciso do". Hilarious!

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posted 17 July 2005 02:29 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Keren Ann - Lolita (oops, Nikita's comment about older guys made me type that wrong. I mean, Nolita)
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Ha ha...the only reason I mentioned his age is becuase I was 19 at the time so there was a pretty big age difference. He was a really interesting guy.
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Hope I didn't sound snarky there. Anyway, Nolita's a cool album. And I think Neil Diamond is a talented songwriter, seriously. He wrote some of the Monkees' songs, which I also like.
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I'm not a huge Neil Diamond fan, mostly Sweet Caroline. I listen to it when I'm feeling nostalgic and I miss the guy. For whatever reason, I missed him tonight. Might have something to do with the fact that I haven't has sex since we broke up. Or whatever...
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Well then, young lady, you're free to join BWAGA.*
There even may be an officer about.

* [Babblers Who Aren't Getting Any]


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I'll get right on it, first thing tomorrow.
Right now, I'm off to bed.

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Darn it, who changed the subject to one that I'm uncomfortably familiar with (i.e., BWAGA-itis)? Oh yeah, I did.

Anyway, I heard one of Feist's songs on DNTO today. Really good, and though I don't think I've heard anything by Feist before, I've heard so much about her that I kind of guessed who the song was by before they said so. Bought the new Feist album the other week, and it sits atop a pile of CDs to listen to.


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Feist is great. I had never heard of her, but one of the record stores had her album in a listening booth, I listened to it, and bought it right away. I can't wait for her to put out another album.

I haven't heard any of Daniel Lanois' post-Shine material, but if it's anywhere near as good as his other stuff, I should go out and get them.

I just bought the Gorillaz album, Demon Days. I like it a lot, more than I thought I would. It's the first hip hop album from 2005 that I've gotten.

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Mrs. M. likes to surprise me with music I'd probably never ever buy for myself, and she bought me both Feist (last b-day) and Lanois' Shine (2 b-days ago). She also gave me a CD by Franz Ferdinand that I haven't tucked into yet, but now I think I will!
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posted 19 July 2005 03:25 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ron Sexsmith - Retriever

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


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Lately, my get-to-work music has been Rancid's Life Won't Wait. My get home (very slowly) music has been Violator by Depeche Mode.

I don't have a computer at my house, so my music selection is rather limited, but when I get one... in the fall some time, I think I'm going to get an MP3 player with a built in FM transmitter (!!!) so that I don't have leave my music behind. Oh, and I'll get a "shower radio" for my bike.

I want to listen to Simon and Garfunkel right now. Oh well.


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posted 19 July 2005 02:33 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Best of Etta Jones - The Prestige Singles, now on the song "Canadian Sunset".
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posted 19 July 2005 03:21 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
12 Girls Band - Lihi Tabi Dachi

I can't wait to see them in concert. They've got a really unique sound.


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posted 19 July 2005 04:09 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
The GO! Team - Huddle Information

they are among the nominees for the 2005 mercury award.


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The Who - Who's Next

- Who would've thunk George Orwell's political essays and novels would sound so good as an eight-and-a-half-minute-long rock song?

Bob Dylan - Desire

Gordon Lightfoot - Complete Greatest Hits

- Crikey, it's good!

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore - "Good Evening" on LP, the sketch with the interview between A. Shepherd and the reporter from the Bethlehem Star.

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Kinks - Live at Albert Hall

Jill Barber - Oh Heart

Jethro Tull - Warchild

And as you join the good ship Earth
And you mingle with the dust,
Be sure to leave your underpants
With someone you can trust....


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As this thread rapidly degenerates into my own personal musical blog....

Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia (2000)

Beatles - Abbey Road

Sadies - Favourite Colours (2004)


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quote:
Originally posted by obscurantist:
Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia (2000)

Love it. His best work ever, IMHO.

I'm listening to a new artist named Sarah Noni Metzner. Here's a short review that I penned of her debut disc Something Beautiful

quote:
Wow! I had no idea what to expect from emerging Vancouver artist Sarah Noni Metzner, but I was completely blown away by her debut CD. She’s unapologetically optimistic without being sappy and political without sounding preachy. Her strong, soaring voice is something to behold.

She can pull off a line like “I believe that people hold the truth to love and divine / and the government could be rectified without deceit or lies / women could feel safe everywhere / peace was accepted all the time / mother earth could be renewed / and everything could be alright” because you can tell that she really does believe it.

Covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal are interspersed here with eight original compositions of surprising maturity. She’ll end up being compared to every woman who ever picked up an acoustic guitar, of course, but Metzner is such an original talent that it won’t be long before new female artists are being compared to her.



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There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs (A 1989 compilation featuring songs off his first three albums - 1964-1966)
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Radar Hate - WWBCD

Another Bruce Campbell related punk tune by a group of my friend's punk band. The production is a little low on this one. But it is all about the Bruce. So it is good. And God all mighty...Catchy.


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I love threads about music, esp. those that start with Tegan and Sara, though two things:

1) they did put out an EP prior to This Business of Art. Not that I've been able to find it, though.
2) I prefer "So Jealous" to the other albums; they settled nicely into catchy pop songs with some heart and depth and edge better on that album than anywhere else IMHO.

Now, onto my music!

First off, anyone looking to hear Feist or many other fantastic Canadian (pseudo)indie artists should check out New Music Canada. I spend my days at work going over what I know I like, and randomly picking artists to listen to (well, usually checking out the "artists we like" from people I like). A few of my faves currently:

- Amy Campbell
- Luke Doucet (and he's beautiful)
- Stars
- Hot Hot Heat
- Matt Mays and El Torpedo

Went and bought Doucet's 2 albums recently - I would highly recommend Aloha, Manitoba. Matt Mays is great - the first, red album is overall better than the blue I'd say.

And on another note, I've been somewhat obsessively mooning over the Vanity Press' "Farther for you." My frustrated romantic idealism kicks in yet again.


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In the last week or so these have had very heavy rotation:

-Bright Eyes-"Wide Awake..."
-The Arcade Fire-"Funeral"
-Old Crowe Medicine Show
-The Go Betweens -"Oceans Apart"
-Vashti Bunyan- "Just Another Diamond Day"
-Jethro Tull-"Benefit"
-Pearl Jam-"Riot Act"
-Keren Ann-"Not Going Anywhere"
-The Band-"Music from the Big Pink"

and my guilty pleasure -
Buffy the Vampire Slayer-"Once More with Feeling" soundtrack


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quote:
Originally posted by swirrlygrrl:
1) they did put out an EP prior to This Business of Art. Not that I've been able to find it, though.

Thanks! After you mentioned this, I looked into it, and discovered that Tegan and Sara put out a full-length album as well as a few EPs before This Business of Art.

The album's from '99 and is called "Under Feet Like Ours." It was released independently and went out of print. When I checked today, there was one copy on sale on the EBay Canada website, currently bidding at $63 and described as "RARE!"

I'll probably check out some of the used record stores around Victoria. Anyone else have any idea where a copy might be found?

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Opeth's Ghost Reveries
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the 18-year old me would kick my ass, but I have been listening to Shakira (who sings just as good as she looks, which is saying something)

And of course, Ministry of Sound radio.


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posted 30 July 2005 01:46 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Deep Dish - Say Hello has been on my playlist alot lately. Samething as Dirty Vegas - Days Go By

But right now I'm listening to King Kong & D Jungle Girls - Boom Boom Dollar (KOG G3 Mix) from DDR 3rd mix.


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posted 30 July 2005 06:01 AM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Some of these might be guilty pleasures, but meh, they're getting played (but not played out, quite yet).

Coldplay - Fix You
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
The Dead 60s - Riot on the Radio
The Foo Fighters - Best of You


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I haven't been listening to (or buying) new albums of late. I'm just listening to my old reggae collection lots. I'm a big fan of the older stuff (roots, rocksteady, some early ska - back before the introduction of cheesy keyboards to Jamaican music), but in a certain mood, I have been known to crack out and crank up dancehall as well.
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Gir, I haven't actually listened to GR, but I am going to download it when I get back home... they played a couple songs from it (their set was only about half an hour, though) and it was totally freaking good. Also, as much of a boys' club as it is, Gwar was stupendous. (I'm just still all happy about the show)

I was this >< close to buying Catch 33 by Meshuggah today. I think I might have to actually listen to it more than once before I do that, though.


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Kompressor ft. MC Frontalot - RAPPERS WE CRUSH

MC Frontalot is probably cooler than most of my imaginary friends, but either way this is a hilarious song.


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posted 30 July 2005 02:57 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ha! Kompressor is so the best!
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Thanks, Scott. I'll look for that.

quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
I'm listening to a new artist named Sarah Noni Metzner. Here's a short review that I penned of her debut disc Something Beautiful

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I've been obsessed lately with Siouxsie and the Banshees, as well as one of her side projects, The Creatures. If you want to check out something really different, I highly recommend giving them a listen!!
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Radiohead - The Bends

In which the connection between grunge and sixties pop is laid bare.

Which is better, the Bends or OK Computer? Might as well ask the same of Help! and Rubber Soul.


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Well then, young lady, you're free to join BWAGA.*
There even may be an officer about.
* [Babblers Who Aren't Getting Any]


Ah, okay that's what that means. Well count me in the club. Unfortunately (grrr. Hopefully there are no membership fees.

Lately I've been listening to the following albums

West Indian Girl - self-titled
Turin Brakes - The Optimist EP
Audioslave - Out of Exile
King Black Acid - Butterfly Bomber
Alpha Stone - Soulweed
Icon of Coil - Remixes


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The High Dials on NMC have almost made me buy their album (my financial situation makes me feel guilty about buying music and I stopped DLing unofficial stuff pretty much).

High Dials of Montreal

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quote:
Originally posted by Stargazer:
Hopefully there are no membership fees.

TREASURER! WE NEED YOUR (im)MORAL SUPPORT!

Mo-Do - Eins Zwei Polizei.

Dance music rocks when it sounds so darned evil.


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posted 01 August 2005 02:47 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
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Currently Playing:

Nine Inch Nails - Love is Not Enough.

Not a big fan of the new album. Second least favourite NIN album. Least favourite remains Pretty Hate Machine (I enjoyed it, mind you, just not as much as the others since). Unsurprisingly then, With Teeth sounds more to me like Pretty Hate Machine than it sounds like any other NIN album. Maybe I'm just at last finding myself unable to revive the youthful angst with which I listened so happily to Broken and Downward Spiral. Oh well.


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Wil - Both Hands

Moby - 18


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Fear Factory- I Will Follow
(Yes, it is a cover of the U2 song)

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X - Wild Gift
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The Fox and the City podcast. Not for the faint of heart or politically correct senses of humour. It's a guilty pleasure because sometimes he can be really obnoxious, but he's really funny in places.
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Pink Floyd - On The Turning Away

I don't care what people say. I like the Gilmour Floyd. Division Bell rocked and so does A Momentay Lapse of Reason


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quote:
Originally posted by Papal Bull:
Pink Floyd - On The Turning Away

I don't care what people say. I like the Gilmour Floyd. Division Bell rocked and so does A Momentary Lapse of Reason


A-fricken-men to that.


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posted 02 August 2005 10:20 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Tritto.

High Hopes from Division Bell:

Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun
Along the long road and on down the causeway
Do they still meet there by the cut
There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide
At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

****

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
though down this road we've been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever


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A nice and spicy merengue tune, thanks.
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Fear Factory's new album, Transgression. I like their cover of U2's "I will Follow"
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'The Singular Adventures of The Style Council'. A little funk, jazz, soul and politics.
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Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd. I used to have the original LP recording but I don't know what happened to it. Listening to it on a tape now, I loved this band when they started. Redneck funk.
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At this exact moment:
Coheed and Cambria - Second Stage Turbine Blade

Recently:
Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site (not quite Left and Leaving good, but still damned good)
The Dears - No Cities Left
Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium
Valley of the Giants - self titled


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"Pac-Man Fever" by Buckner & Garcia.

Shut up! It's an 80s kitsch classic!

PS: I also have the album, which has to be heard to be believed.


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posted 04 August 2005 11:53 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh man. That sounds hilarious! Now how is it that I don't remember that in the least?

There's something I'd like to hear sometime if I get the chance.


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Chesterfield Kings - The Mindbending Sounds of the Chesterfield Kings
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quote:
Originally posted by mayakovsky:
'The Singular Adventures of The Style Council'. A little funk, jazz, soul and politics.

They were one of our favourites when I worked in a record store so long ago. All hail the Cappucino Kid!

I plunk a lot of music on my computer while babbling, I have about 3,500 songs in my hard drive.

Two especially lately:

Mary Chapin Carpenter - "He thinks he'll keep her" - probably the saddest bounciest song ever recorded.

The BoDeans - "Naked" In honour of Belva and Sybil. But also "Good Things" and "Heart of a Miracle."


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Atomic Dog - George Clinton & PFunk

"Why must I feel like that?
Why must I chase the cat?
Nothin' but the dog in me...."


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Ben Harper - Fight for Your Mind

I don't like his music quite as much as everybody else seems to, but I do like it. I feel this way about several other musicians. Springsteen and the Replacements come to mind, as well as most of the original punk bands.

Not quite sure how to explain this musical heresy. Could be sheer perversity on my part. Or a lack of subtlety in my musical tastes. Or overly high expectations of highly recommended artists. Or that some musicians are so imitated that their music doesn't sound fresh to new listeners now in the same way it did when it came out. But then I can listen to the Byrds, Who, Kinks, Hollies, Marianne Faithfull, Dylan, Bowie, Neil Young, Alice Cooper, early-to-mid-'70s Stevie Wonder and Elton John, Blondie, AC/DC, Dire Straits, Joan Jett, and many other musicians whose music I didn't grow up with and who I'll think of either right after posting this or right after my head hits the pillow, and their music still sounds fresh to me as well as catchy, kick-ass and generally brilliant. So why a few other near-universally-agreed-upon musical greats just don't have the same effect on me, I'm not sure. And this last theory works better for someone like Springsteen than it does for the relatively recent Harper.

Then there's the rock legends who I DON'T like. But I won't say who they are for now, as I could easily see this thread turning into something like the Middle East forum if I did.

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George Carlin - Class Clown
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Ian and Sylvia - The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings (working my way through the 4 disc set).
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Just got the new Daniel Lanois album. Have you heard it, Scott? It's entirely made up of instrumentals. I'll admit that it took me a few listens, but at this point, I really love it. Just incredibly soothing and interesting melodies.

Lanois is going in a really interesting direction. My only complaint: I hate to say it, but the album could've used some singing. It could've been a classic, instead it's just a fantastic album. Still, not too shabby...

My other (kinda guilty pleasure) recent listen is Coldplay. I kinda tried to avoid them, and really just saw them as a second-rate Radiohead (who already aren't one of my favorite groups), but I really loved the Coldplay song in the movie _Garden State_, and since hearing it, the group has grown on me considerably.


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Haven't got the new Lanois yet. It's on my wish list along with his other recent release (which, if I recall correctly, is a rarities compilation).

I'm like you... I didn't want to like Coldplay, but I do.

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I was wondering about that compilation. At first I thought that it was just a greatest hits, but now I realize that it's live tracks and alternate releases. I saw him live in Quebec City once, and on the strength of that show, I think I'll buy the album.

[edited to add] Upon review of my last post, I hope i didn't sound too critical. Even though the album's entirely instrumental, it remains wishlist-worthy

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Newest Garbage Bleed Like Me is powerful stuff.Crank it up loud.
Robert Plant's Mighty Re-arranger has nice Zep feel and I've been listening to a couple of Gun's and Roses cd's finally got around to buying. G and R Lies and Spaghetti Incident. Spaghetti is loaded with great70's 80's punk covers.Duff has real punk roots.
Yes and Division Bell is comparable to Animals and Wall IMHO but not in the same league as Dark Side of Moon or Wish You Were Here. Again IMHO.

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Laibach's AWESOME album NATO.

It's a bunch of semi-covers that they've retooled to include Balkan choirs, and using their damned vocalists creepy Slovenien accent...Man. Their cover of The Final Countdown of Europe is just scary.


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Paul Weller - Modern Classics (greatest hits)
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Soundtrack of Our Lives - Behind the Music (2001)
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Sigur Ros - Glosoli

Gorgeous.

The entire album, Takk, has to be heard from start to end when you're half asleep slipping between reality and dreams to be fully appreciated. It has been my new nappy nap album ever since it was leaked. Way better than ()


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Ulali - US First Nation's a capella woman's trio with harmonies and lyrics that bring tears.

Lucie Idlout (E5-770-My mother's name)- an Inna rocker with a politial edge - E5770 refers to the the registration numbers Inuit people were forced to wear on medallians to claim their treaty benefits because white administrators couldn't be bothered to learn their names.

Samples and stuff:

http://www.lucieidlout.com/

http://www.ulali.com/


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Ulali was at the Calgary Folk Fest years ago; I recall a great workshop where they were singing in their high voices, and Wimme the Sami performer was singing in a deep voice [Tibetan monk deep] and a pack of instrumentalists were playing like crazy in between. Wow, they sounded great.
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I haven't liked rock for quite awhile. But boa's new album is rocking my socks right now!

I've also been listening to Souad Massi's first album, Raoui a lot lately. I'm saving buying her second album as a reward to myself for when I'm employed.


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"The Slow Wonder," by A.C. Newman -- while eagerly awaiting the new New Pornographers. I'll be at my local store on Aug. 23 to pick it up right off the truck.

quote:
Gwar - Saddam A Go-Go

Good Gawd. Those gyus. They just keep going, and going, and...

quote:
Dexy Midnight Runners - come on Eileen
I like this song. It is so bad it is good.

"Come On Eileen" is, for me, neither here nor there -- but for some reason I still retain a soft spot for "Burn It Down," from their first album. Which I used to have on cassette (yes, I'm that old).

quote:
And I think Neil Diamond is a talented songwriter, seriously. He wrote some of the Monkees' songs, which I also like.

Did he also write "Dry Your Eyes," which he performs in The Last Waltz? Mawkish, sentimental, overdone as it is, that's one of my favourite moments in that movie.

quote:
So why a few other near-universally-agreed-upon musical greats just don't have the same effect on me, I'm not sure. And this last theory works better for someone like Springsteen than it does for the relatively recent Harper.

I've been unsure what to do about Springsteen these twenty years or so -- i.e., since Born In The U.S.A.. But I think we can bracket him with Young -- someone who doubles back on himself frequently, who comes out with some irritating lameness from time to time, but who, when he's good, is very very good. (The other day I heard a single from his new -- soon-to-be-released? -- album, which struck me as one of the best things he's done in years).

But I can definitely sympathize with those who find that Springsteen leaves them cold. Half the time, he leaves me cold too.

quote:
Paul Weller - Modern Classics (greatest hits)

*heart*


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K.D. Lang concert on CBC radio (Definitely Not the Opera).

I'll look for Ulali. I've heard plenty of "lyrics and harmonies that bring tears" recently (like the singer I'm listening to now). Or maybe for some unclear reason I'm just more prone to tears this last month or two. Whatever - they're good tears.


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The Killers- Hot Fuss

I can't say enough good things about this album.


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eminem on saturday night live calling out bush. somebody is gonna be in shit.
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Ghetto Pony - Post Apocalyptic Bubblegum Music

http://www.zebox.com/ghettopony/

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'Submarine Bells' by The Chills. Not quite as great as people made it out to be, but a fine record.
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Thievery Corporation - The Cosmic Game

Deep Purple - Best of (Deepest Purple)


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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 14 August 2005 11:27 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
'Lifeblood' by the Manics. Sold approximately four copies, mystifyingly.

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Woodnymph
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Just picked up M.I.A.'s album Arular when I was last in Canada. Really like the raw rap sound coupled with Sri Lankan themes. Tres cool. And sure beats the extremely loud Bollywood crap I'm forced to listen to day in and out.

Can't stop listening to Kinnie Starr's Sun Again. My most favorite Canadian artist EVER!!!


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posted 17 August 2005 03:03 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Shins - Chutes Too Narrow (2003)

Because... Because I respect the opinion of the person who recommended it - she tends to be right about things, like Neil Gaiman's Sandman graphic novels. Because she's really cute - that helps too. Because there's far too many monochromatic albums covers out there, and my collection needs some brightening up.

And it's good so far, two songs in. Lively, eccentric alt-guitar-pop. Maybe a bit like Modest Mouse? I've only heard one of MM's albums so far.


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Papal Bull
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posted 17 August 2005 03:13 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Pokemon LeafGreen/FireRed ROM soundtrack rip - Silph Co. Office Building
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dgrollins
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posted 17 August 2005 03:34 AM      Profile for dgrollins   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Literally, right now, Holiday in Cambodia by The Dead Kennedys...

But that’s not why I’m posting. I’m posting because I love these threads and have never contributed. I don’t know if I have the best, or the most original, taste in music but, for what it is worth, I’m currently really high on two Canadian bands—Hot Hot Heat and Bedouin SoundClash .

Both just make me happy and that’s what music is supposed to do, right?

Oh, and the Lowest of the Low. Always the Low.

And as I sign this post off Cat Stevens plays from my PC..........


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Papal Bull
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posted 17 August 2005 03:50 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hot Hot Heat at the Dungeon...Ah, from what I've been told it was a mighty good show.

So many good bands that no one cares about in Canada


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mayakovsky
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54-40 'Say Yes to Everything' which I am sad to say has yet to grow on me. Once in twenty years is okay. Hey, dgrollins have you seen or heard that recent release of the Cat Stevens concert from 1976? I think it was his last live performance.
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Vansterdam Kid
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posted 17 August 2005 04:11 AM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Cranberries - Zombie
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Gir Draxon
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posted 17 August 2005 01:21 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Papal Bull:
Pokemon LeafGreen/FireRed ROM soundtrack rip - Silph Co. Office Building

Dude, that really is a new low.


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belva
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For other boomers:

today marks, in 1969, the last day of the Woodstock music festival! Music history worth a note! [pun intended!]


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Listening to Muse-Absolution right now...not the most original band, but definitely some good tunes...My ex gave me a $30 HMV gift certificate for my b-day last week and I've been racking my brain what to get with it...Leaning towards Arcade Fire, but my mind may change about a hundred times between now and when I'll be standing at the check-out line...
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ronb
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Recently I've been going wherever my iTunes leads me. Right now, it's Elliott Smith. Turns out I like him. Who knew?
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Papal Bull
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posted 17 August 2005 04:10 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sonic the Hedgehog - They call me Sonic (extended mix)
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Black Dog
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posted 17 August 2005 05:47 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Art Brut- "Bang Bang Rock'n'Roll"
"I'm drinking Hennesey with Morrisey..."

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Hephaestion
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posted 18 August 2005 06:25 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
John Prine- "The Missing Years"

(my *favorite* on that album is "The Sins of Memphisto".... gawwwwwwwd, John Prine is awesome!)

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posted 18 August 2005 04:22 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Snow Patrol - when it's all over we still have to clear up (2001)

Quite a contrast to 2004's Final Straw. Where the songs on the new album are polished - focused - catchy even when they aren't conventional pop, this album is sloppy and meandering by comparison.

Still compelling listening. Kind of like comparing Bleach to Nevermind, or Pablo Honey to the Bends -- Nirvana and Radiohead being obvious influences on this band, along with Nine Inch Nails, although these influences suggest more of an abrasive sound than is there.

Perhaps they sound a bit like Coldplay too, although of course most new-ish male bands who don't sound like the Strokes these days sound at least a bit like Coldplay. The music and the lead vocals could be said to contain an oddly soothing menace, like a mellow Trent Reznor, or a pissed-off Chris Martin with a bad cold.


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Amy
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posted 18 August 2005 04:35 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Neurosis- Enemy of the Sun.

My soon-to-be roomates are very much the pop/indie types, so we're gonna have to work out a music deal in our house. Lotsa headphones for me, I'm afraid.


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posted 18 August 2005 09:58 PM      Profile for chubbybear        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by obscurantist:
Shins - Chutes Too Narrow (2003)

Because... Because I respect the opinion of the person who recommended it - she tends to be right about things, like Neil Gaiman's Sandman


I know it's not music, but Neil Gaiman rocks! Hey, what do I know - I still listen to Joy Division.

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quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:
"Cracklin Rosie" - Neil Diamond
Trivia - Neil wrote this on a Cree rez while hanging out with the boyz while the wimmin were out on a trip - "cracklin rosie" is the sparklin' rose wine they were gettin rosy on.

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posted 18 August 2005 10:24 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
NAOKI - Red Zone (Beatmania IIDX 11th mix RED!)

Freaking sweet

Speed ya brainz!


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posted 19 August 2005 02:21 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Starting a new thread here.
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Boom Boom
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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
Ian and Sylvia - The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings (working my way through the 4 disc set).

I recently received a CD titled Ian and Sylvia - Best of the Vanguard Years. I think I have all of their old LPs. How is the Studio Recordings, Scott? Worth the investment?


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The Vancouver International Jazz Festival has been on here for a week (last day is today). So with that there are few good bands to listen to, with the music I picked up (or plan to).

The Bad Plus

John Butcher Trio(not related to John Butcher the guitarist)

Freddy Cole Quintet(Nat King Cole's younger brother--Natalie's uncle)

Holly Cole Trio(not related)

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Sonny Rollins (latest album).

Lots of listenin/jammin to do over the summer!


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I've got the Canada Day ceremonies on in the background, and I've just been listening to Tanya Tagaq. She's an Inuit throat singer who crosses that particular style with a more pop genre all mixed up. She did it with a cello accompinist.

Inuit throat singing is itself a hauntingly beautiful and entirely unique expressive art form. Tanya also has a nicely trained and powerful soprano vocal instrument. If you know anything about the use of voice, the way in which she slid back and forth between the two vocal modes was incredible! It also requires considerable athleticism.

The cellist was excellent, and the instument really enhanced Tanya's talents.

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Well, I hate to close this one for length as I've just made a particularly interesting and scintillating post.

However, if I leave it open, I may also tell you about the totally barftacular patriotic Canadian travelogue that Rex Murphy is currently indulging himself in.*

So, closing for length.

*sorry about the dangling participle


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