[Music Recommendations]

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Re: [Music Recommendations]

Post by Dave76 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:10 pm

JupiterJones wrote:
And speaking of Nordic countries, did you know that the Norwegian "80s one-hit wonder" group a-ha actually had many, many hits outside of the US? In fact, they didn't officially break up until a couple of years ago.

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Re: What music are you listening to right now...

Post by mlipps » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:09 pm

bornloser wrote:The Black Keys rock....basically just two Chicago caucasoids playing the blues with an edgy rock sound. But tonight, I'm setting the wayback machine on Steely Dan. Going to the patio, turning on the outside sound system and going to become one with Becker and Fagan. Good topic!
Love the Black Keys. But they're from Akron, OH, not Chicago! Gotta preserve my Ohioan's, they don't get enough credit.

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Re: What music are you listening to right now...

Post by JupiterJones » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:53 pm

mlipps wrote: Love the Black Keys. But they're from Akron, OH, not Chicago! Gotta preserve my Ohioan's, they don't get enough credit.
Well they live here in Nashville now, so yay for the home team! :P

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Re: [Music Recommendations]

Post by apog » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:44 pm

The Decca Sound
Per the package notes, Decca was asked during WWII to help train British sonar operators in distinguishing among types of submarines which required better sound fidelity. Decca's participation in the war effort aided in development of their recording technology. This 50 CD classical collection is currently priced around $130 (has been as low as $95 - $100), has a wide variety and are excellent recordings.

Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Stolen Moments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HISo0r- ... re=related)

The National - Boxer
Mistaken for Strangers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgRsYkKb1eI)
"You have to do it running
But you do everything that they ask you to
'Cause you don't mind seeing yourself in a picture
As long as you look faraway, as long as you look removed
Showered and blue-blazered, ...
You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night
Under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights ...
Oh, you wouldn't want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch
Another un-innocent, elegant fall
Into the un-magnificent lives of adults"

Slow Show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqtbjg6bVNI)
"You know I dreamed about you for twenty-nine years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you. I missed you for
twenty-nine years"

Start a War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QpGJhAS3Fc)
"You were always weird but I never had to hold you by the edges, like I do now ...
Walk away now and you're gonna start a war"

Death Cab for Cutie - Plans (DVD of music videos called 'Directions' also available)
Different Names for the Same Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ07h5zLmco)
"The boundaries of language I quietly cursed
And all the different names for the same thing"

What Sarah Said (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvS4zEdBMcE)
"And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time
Amongst the vending machines and year-old magazines in a place where we only say goodbye
Cause there's no comfort in the waiting room
Just nervous pacers bracing for bad news
And then the nurse comes round and everyone will lift their heads
But I'm thinking of what Sarah said that 'Love is watching someone die' "

On a more cheerful note.
Regina Spektor
Parents immigrated from Russia when Regina was 9. A chance subway meeting of her father with a classical violinist in NY resulted in an invite to the violinist's home where 10 year old Regina requested his pianist wife to teach her music. 7 years of free lessons later, classical didn't work out, but a career in music did. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/magaz ... wanted=all) I Like her voice and piano so much that I don't attend to her lyrics enough. But a couple from her latest 'What We Saw From the Cheap Seats':

Firewood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOsjFLnaGjM)
"The piano is not firewood yet
They try to remember but still they forget
That the heart beats in threes
Just like a waltz
And nothing can stop you from dancing"

The Party (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq3071Q8Uwo)
"You’re like a party somebody threw me
You taste like birthday
You look like New Years"

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