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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:58 am

Pilot? I'm almost ashamed to know you, even if only by internet. Pop crap.

Bach is not hip. Hmm. Yet...none of what we listen to today would be possible without Bach. So much for hip as any kind of measure of what's worthwhile and what's not.

I repeat, "hip" is a fashion statement. Has nothing to do with the music.

But I loved the Carpenters, I will admit that, and at a time when loving them was decidedly not hip.

I'm gonna go listen to some Yes now and cleanse my mind.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Steve Evil » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:37 pm

I Bach is not hip, I'm very very glad to be unhip. . .

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby concentricsaturdays » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:12 pm

"Love Bends" from Wire's upcoming Change Becomes Us:

http://stereogum.com/1283272/wire-love- ... iere/mp3s/

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:29 am

Franky,

I assume you're trying to talk to me here. Sorry about that. If you want to carry on a discussion with me, create a dummy email address and we'll talk there. Otherwise, aside from the occasional riposte in the Pav, feggidabouddit.

Now, I am off to stimulate my pineal.

Oh, and Justin Townes Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Steven Jesse Bernstein, Paolo Nutini, and Lonnie Mack..........and Adele.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:47 pm

Coming up I loved Pilot. Looking Glass. 3 Dog Night. Paper Lace. Didn't matter what else they were about. Fun pop tuneage. That kid with the Deep Purple posters decorating every square inch of his locker? We worried about him.


Porcupine Tree. Tom Petty. Paolo Nutini.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:25 am

Rick Keeney wrote:Coming up I loved Pilot. Looking Glass. 3 Dog Night. Paper Lace. Didn't matter what else they were about. Fun pop tuneage. That kid with the Deep Purple posters decorating every square inch of his locker? We worried about him.


I loved Three Dog Night.

I always found Pilot bizarre because here was a keyboard group in which you really couldn't hear the keyboards---they sounded like guitars. But I remember putting the records on (I still have it) and for the first experiencing this "it all sounds the same" reaction---tune after tune.

Given all the preceding, it might seem I hate pop. Not so. I liked me some Captain and Teneille way back. Carpenters I already mentioned. Turtles. (The Turtles is one of the few groups whose pop work I preferred to their more experimental stuff.) Lovin' Spoonful. Blondie. Hell, I even liked Abba. America, Dan Fogelberg, early Byrds (hated it when they dived head first into country).

I loved Deep Purple, at least until Gillan left. I also loved Uriah Heep, Blue Oyster Cult, Heart, Allman Brothers, Badfinger, CSN, T.Rex, Tommy Bolan...the first four BS&T albums are amazing, as are the first 3 Chicago albums. (I'm also fond of Chicago 7, which is their most jazzy work, but after that they became balladeers more than anything else, with only an occasional splash of brilliance.) I like Steppenwolf in small doses.

Really like the Doors.

Just so y'all know, it ain't just highbrow longhair stuff in this house.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby concentricsaturdays » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:38 pm

Spinning the final Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros' Streetcore, an astounding work. Listening to track seven, "All In A Day," while drinking some black Tarrazu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et_Shzz-GhY

A pumper upper!

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby concentricsaturdays » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:09 am

If you can shovel past the offensive ad first, here's "Bhindi Bhagee" from Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros' Global A Go-Go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI7UCJN-mu8

Looks to be a big Mescaleros weekend here! ~ ~ ~ "Welcome to the humble neighbourhoods."

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:33 pm

Mark, this Prince will not bother you--he just plays guitar, no singing:

http://www.drfunkenberry.com/2013/03/13 ... watch-now/

Very country/rock. I'd call this fluid.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:06 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Mark, this Prince will not bother you--he just plays guitar, no singing:

http://www.drfunkenberry.com/2013/03/13 ... watch-now/

Very country/rock. I'd call this fluid.


Yeah, really good. (I believe, if you scroll back through all the verbiage, I did say, long ago, that I thought he was a superb guitarist.) Very tasty, that.

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this is a POP thread

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:34 am

What we see now is nowhere near the SXSW we had way back when:

http://pitchfork.com/news/49977-sxsw-prince/


and:
Low
Nick Cave
Dinosaur Jr.
Grizzly Bear
Gay Witch Abortion

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:36 am

Arcade Fire
Johnny Marr

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby concentricsaturdays » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:59 am

Right now it's Kraftwerk's Trans-Europe Express.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby cynic » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:21 pm

from searching out a violinist that someone(Phillips ?) asked Ellison about...
loosky somethingorother...did sessionwork...

spyro gyra (incognito)
grover washington (magic man)
isley brothers
follow your bliss,mike


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