Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:55 am

Good Lord Ezra, that goes way beyond cheese into awful.

My stuff was more prog than disco.

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Postby Lori Koonce » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:46 pm

one man's awful is another's treasure. I love Brewer and Shipley. They helped me learn to love harmony and lyrics that meant something....

listen to what the guys have to say for themselves.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:00 pm

Why didn't Ezra post the Brewer and Shipley track? It is not cheesy and he knows it.

Maybe Ezra needs a joint.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Lori Koonce » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:16 pm

Frank

Here's the thing. And as the resident shit stirer you should be able to understand this one.

Perhaps Ezra was trying to show how music can be subversive without even trying. I seriously doubt that the music director realized that he was putting a song about pot out to a public that otherwise wouldn't have thought twice about it.

I posted what I did because the speech they gave before singing the song filled in the things that Ezra didn't say about it.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon May 02, 2011 8:07 pm

There is nothing wrong with your TV set...

http://www.amazon.com/OUTER-LIMITS-LIMI ... 804&sr=1-2

I'm not telling you anything you don't already know but a good soundtrack can make a good movie or a TV show into a great one. Music can be just as important to the success of the show as the visuals. This was never more true than for the music composed by Dominic Frontiere for the original OUTER LIMITS.

The wild imagination of the shows really stimulated Frontiere's creativity. He had access to a 44 piece studio orchestra plus he was one of the first muscians to incoporate electronic effects into the music. The show ran from 1962 to 1963 (a mere one and a half seasons!), years before anything like a commercially available synthesizer was on the market. Some of the music is quite modernistic and spooky, some is just drop dead gorgeous. He could write lush, beautiful melodies without a trace of cloying sentimentality. Frontiere could realy write well for the harp and tuned percussion.

La La Land records has released a 3 CD set that includes the original remastered in-studio sessions where the majority of the music was recorded in suites that contained most of the cues that were used through out the run of the show. It also contains the famous Control Voice sequences done by great character actor Vic Perrin.

Great stuff. Check it out if this is your thing.
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Wed May 04, 2011 4:08 pm

Johnny Cash is another of my favorites. He really came back in a big way near the end. He had so much power he could even get young rock kids to see him perform. Nobody has that power now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kas8hbXh ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1iKEPzF ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhtcaRRn ... re=related

Then, there's Mahalia Jackson. Good lord, Mahalia. This is spirit coming from this woman, not her own power:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eiI52Wl ... re=related

Yes, that's MLK's funeral.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 10, 2011 1:40 pm

Patton Oswald is a huge rock fan, I wonder if he and Harlan have ever had arguments over rock music?

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 12, 2011 1:26 pm

I was looking at Spin's top 40 albums for 2010 and was unimpressed with much of it. Maybe I'm too old.

Except for the Black Keys and a few more, the music did not move me. Everybody is on their own raft.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby reddragon70 » Fri May 13, 2011 5:53 am

Frank, you will no doubt be pleased to hear that I have When The Man Comes Around as my ring tone on my cell phone. And as a back up I have Hurt as covered by Cash. He was a legend and will be sorely missed.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Fri May 13, 2011 8:40 pm

“We must not always talk in the marketplace,” Hester Prynne said, “of what happens to us in the forest.”
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby cynic » Sat May 14, 2011 12:17 am

I don't think i've heard "Pacing the Cage" before; great lyrics. fine guitar work, they're in my favs now. :)

...hello in there.. John Prine ("sam stone" is on the same page)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ85Hep0kD0
ILLEGAL SMILE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li-HVSdj ... re=related

Steve Goodman : City Of New Orleans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNb-TN1J3Hg
Lincoln Park Pirates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE5HtTxxJRM
(a chicago thing; in the origional lyric, rather than "...Bilandeck is chosen..." it was "Daley is dozin', and the fat man's count'n the cars ")
"charm school" in Joliet... :lol:
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Moderator » Sun May 15, 2011 11:03 am

Went to the 70th birthday party for the man who owns the Headway Recording Studio where Cris and so many of our friends use and/or work at down in OC. He has a huge stage in his backyard.

These aren't from last night, but some of the Youtube videos from folks who got up and gave him an hour long concert/tribute:

Cathy-Anne McClintock (one of Cris' label-mates and wife of 37 Records owner Steve McClintock, the guy playing guitar on this video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg82uhWo9RE

Steve McClintock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFyXyrlugqg&NR=1

The Fallen Stars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-lnHo0v2sE

Melody Zephyr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP8yPc0KTN4

Danny Ott (the big bearded guitar player in the dark)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4bTC4IKnrk&feature=related

And of course my favorite jazz chick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0p7AmOVvYw

Highlight of the evening was the closing number, where Cris, Steve and Danny did a goosebump-inducing two-guitar w/vocalist version of the Charlie Chaplin classic "Smile".

No video of that, but the next best thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I85ApzR43jU&feature=related


And lastly, last night we found out label-mate White Apple Tree has spent the last eight weeks in the top ten in Germany.
http://www.youtube.com/user/headway37#p/u
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Mon May 16, 2011 12:38 pm

Never saw a white apple.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Lori Koonce » Mon May 16, 2011 2:48 pm

Frank

All apples are white once ya bite into 'em. You need to take band names a little less seriously.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby cynic » Mon May 16, 2011 3:32 pm

Lori Koonce wrote: You need to take band names a little less seriously.
aaww geez lori, does we hasta?
here's a few doozies. :lol:
rated R (some get a bit "Naked Lunch")
http://www.avclub.com/articles/2008-the ... mes,16747/
follow your bliss,mike


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