What music are you listening to?

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  1. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    Hi InLove,

    Thanks for that and however old you're getting we're all doing that (and at the same speed).

    s.

    PS King Crimson. Now there's an influence. First band that ever made an impression on me, when I heard "In the Court of...". Some of their albums still sound vital and contemporary to me, particularly Larks' Tongues, Starless & Bible Black and Red.
     
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  2. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    Snap, crackle, and Pop--or Rock--whatever--all's I know is that I am getting my collection down, dusting it off, and placing it out in the way until I get my turntable.

    Smoke on the water (crackle) Fire in the sky (pop) :)

    And I found a CD today in that ever-growing collection that multiplies, it seems, on it's own. I did not buy it, but it is there--laugh if you will--it is a collection of tango tunes by Yo Yo Ma (sp?).

    And Phyllis, consider J.H. pestered. :D

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  3. dauer

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    I have been listening to a lot of jazz lately, and now that I'm listening to something different it's so refreshing. I have my "metal" playlist mixed up by iTunes for me. This is what I've been hearing

    Sugar by SOAD
    Only by Anthrax
    Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    Last Caress/Green Hell (cover of the Misfits) by Metallica
    Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie
    Sehnsucht by Ramms†ein
    Wishmaster by Nightwish
    Iron Fist by Motorhead
    Walk by Pantera
    Toxicity by SOAD

    Up now is Harvester of Sorrow by Metallica.

    I'm looking forward to some Fear Factory, Mindless Self Indulgence (woulda been funny is that was the first band name instead of the second), Danzig, Faith No More, Primus, Tenacious D, Salem, Alice Cooper, Korn, Ratt (lol), Marilyn Manson, and Anthrax. It's so very refreshing. Now I have to get sick of this, then I can go back to the jazz, or something else entirely. Maybe after this I'll go into listening to niggunim for a while. I've gotta learn some of the Bobover Niggunim I've heard, quite beautiful. But why do they have to have harmonies? lol. Just give me a straight, raw, Waits-er niggun. lol. Unplugged.

    Dauer
     
  4. Snoopy

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    Hi Dauer,

    Surprised your beard hasn't fallen out with that list! Some of these bands have fallen by my wayside but I have recently been listening to Fear Factory, early (what other kind is there?) Sabbath and Primus.

    If you've never heard them, I'd very much recommend Clutch.

    CLUTCH :: pro-rock.com :: Home

    A band with more hirsuteness than ZZ (in fact, you look like you could be IN Clutch!) and a song on their new album called Burning Beard HAS to be worth hearing! (Think Sabbath, MC5, Grand Funk Railroad, Captain Beefheart, blues and jazz all put in a blender!)

    s. (deaf but still listening)
     
  5. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    Anyone here like Al Di Meola? I used to listen to him a lot. Ummm...there was Pace de Lucia, too--and some other guy whose name escapes me at the moment.

    Anyway, Al was in my town recently. I didn't get to see him, but I read the reviews. Seems he has "plugged in" and they tell me that ear protection might be called for, but that he is still a genius.

    I must check it out!

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  6. InLove

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    Oops--sorry--not "Pace"--"Paco".
     
  7. Snoopy

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    mmmmmmmmmm jazz.........nice......

    (Have you seen The Fast Show? If not, that will mean nothing).

    got a soft spot for jazz rock fusion kind of stuff like Al, as long as it's not too twiddly twiddly (technical term).

    do you like any other Latin guitar music? recently discovered Barrios.....
    nice.....

    Amazon.com: Barrios: Guitar Music, Vol. 1: Music: Antigoni Goni

    s.
     
  8. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    Oh yes! Thank you, s. :)

    I am sometimes stuck in the past, so I need all the help I can get!

    But I do understand all that tech talk you talk.

    I think Al used to do a lot of stuff with Chick Corea and that bunch. Kind of like to listen to him every once in a while. Gets on everyone's nerves, but hey...takes me to Spain in my brain.

    I have some stuff by Metheney (sp?) but it doesn't do a lot for me. I like even more "old school" sometimes. I can't help but love Miles. Met him once. That was a strange and....well, just strange.

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  9. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Heh, you listen to some good bands :D MSI I know their lead singer... :D
     
  10. Snoopy

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    Metheney leaves me cold too.

    You met Miles Davis:eek: . Yes, there's some strange tales about him I seem to recall (but only vaguely, as with most of my recall:) ).

    In that vein (modern be-bop, not the strangeness), I like Tony Williams' later stuff, like Native Heart, Angel Street and Foreign Intrigue. Easy on the ears!

    s.
     
  11. flowperson

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    Hmmm... When he was a boy Miles was the son of a dentist and lived in East St. Louis, Illinois.

    Under the circumstances of his upbringing and the environment that he was raised in, I would have been very surprised if he weren't strange.

    Anything by Cannonball Adderly ( alto sax) when Yusef Lateef (flute) was with in the group with him is worth the price.

    I REALLY liked the music of Captain Jack McDuff and Jimmy Smith when they were alive. Now that they're both gone, they don't get played that much here anymore.. I'm very partial to jazz licks performed on an old fashioned Hammond B-3. Joey DeFrancisco (sp?) is one of the few still alive that's in their class IMO.

    flow....:cool:
     
  12. Snoopy

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    ...Charles Brackeen...Portishead...Franz Ferdinand...

    s.
     
  13. flowperson

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    I heard an interview with Marin Alsop the other day on National Public Radio. She will soon become the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

    In another role in 1992, she commissioned composers Bob Christiansen and Gary Anderson to do an update of Handel's Messiah. They did and now it is being performed in may places around the world. It's titled, The Messiah...Too Hot To Handel ( I think that was it). They played a few clips and it was wonderful ! Bluesy and Jazzy, but still elegant. The Hallejuah chorus is a gas !

    I have always found it to be amazing that Handel claimed he was visited by an angel and then wrote the entire original score for chorus, soloists, and orchestra in 23 days. A really superhuman feat in my book. Lest anyone think that updating such saced music might be sacreligious, Mozart did an extensive update to the Messiah in his lifetime in order to add provisions for orchestral instruments that were not yet invented when Handel did the original composition.

    I haven't bought a CD for a while, but I'm going to gift myself with this one this week.

    flow....:)
     
  14. InLove

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    Wow. Yes--Tony Williams! When you mentioned that name, Snoop, then I thought of the other guitar player I was trying to think of--John McLaughlin.

    You guys are a bunch of jazzheads, aren't ya? :cool:

    Flow--did you gift yourself with the CD yet? I want to hear all about it. For some reason, your post made me think about a concert (probably PBS) that featured Metallica (yes Metallica) playing Christmas music set to a play. Anyone remember anything about this? I thought it was amazing! Wish I could remember the name of it and more about it.

    Speaking of Christmas present(s), my dear husband gave me J.T.'s new CD. Lovely! And my daughter gave him the DVD "Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us." I was just wondering if anyone has seen this one. What'ya think? Pros and cons?

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  15. Snoopy

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    Hi,

    Is J.T. James Taylor by any chance? Just been reading an interview with his son Ben.

    s.
     
  16. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    InLove and Snoopy (plus anybody else):

    What are your thoughts on Sachmo, Lady Day, Ella, Lena Horne, Lionel Hampton, B.B. King and the Marsalises? My parents and I used to have records/cassettes/cds of them along with several other jazz/blues musicians but I loaned a couple of them (never returned) and the rest ended up being lost before I moved into my current residence.

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  17. InLove

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    Hey Phyllis--I love them all, but Lady Day is a beautiful queen. :)

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  18. InLove

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    The very same. :)

    (I missed this post earlier--my apologies!)

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  19. flowperson

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    Phyllis...these were/are all some of the greatest artists of their craft. Reacquire as many of them as possible and listen, listen, listen. They don't make 'em like that anymore. If you haunt the used record/tape/CD stores they are usually available at a fair price. Great therapy to soothe your soul

    flow....:p
     
  20. Snoopy

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