Whatcha listening to?

For the discussion of Movies, Television, Comics, and other existential distractions.

Moderator: Moderator


User avatar
Rick Keeney
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:40 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Thu May 01, 2014 8:47 am


Mark Tiedemann
Posts: 2575
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Thu May 01, 2014 9:19 am

Levin Rudess Minneman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I38N8XHJg8U


Jon Anderson is putting together a new band. So far he's announced that Jean-Luc Ponty will be in it. And...this guy, Jordan Rudess.

User avatar
Ezra Lb.
Posts: 4547
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:02 am
Location: Washington, DC

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu May 01, 2014 1:49 pm

Hmmm...Ponty? Not what I would have expected. Sounds interesting. Too bad Tony Levin won't be involved but word is that King Crimson is returning to active duty later this year.



Hey Rick, May 14th at the Black Cat, the SWANS! I dunno there must be higher forces at work.
“We must not always talk in the marketplace,” Hester Prynne said, “of what happens to us in the forest.”
-Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

User avatar
Rick Keeney
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:40 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Ezra rocks

Postby Rick Keeney » Thu May 01, 2014 9:28 pm

Ezra,

Sepultura much?

They were an unexpected and wonderful revelation for me.

Listening to Uncle Tupelo.

User avatar
Lori Koonce
Posts: 3538
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:10 pm
Location: San Francisco California
Contact:

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Lori Koonce » Fri May 02, 2014 9:21 am

Rick

Whast do you know about. Mudhoney? You may like 'em...

User avatar
FrankChurch
Posts: 16283
Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 2:19 pm

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Fri May 02, 2014 10:38 am


User avatar
Ezra Lb.
Posts: 4547
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:02 am
Location: Washington, DC

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Fri May 02, 2014 7:15 pm

Rick Keeney wrote:Ezra,

Sepultura much?


Too mellow for me. :wink:

When I go to the dark side I go hard and heavy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIR1KfKXH6s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHg4Iby9v8g
“We must not always talk in the marketplace,” Hester Prynne said, “of what happens to us in the forest.”
-Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

User avatar
Rick Keeney
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:40 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN

i am listening to the refrigerator cycling

Postby Rick Keeney » Fri May 02, 2014 10:35 pm

Lori Koonce wrote:Rick

Whast do you know about. Mudhoney? You may like 'em...


I know they're my favorite SubPop band, Little Sister. And I've been into them since 88-89. Brings back some good memories of college. Mudhoney, Jesus and MAry Chain, ALice in Chains, Jane's, Mother L. Bone, Pearl Jam, Faith No More, Pumpkins, Breeders, soundgarden all hit me in about a 4 month period back in the day. Nice sound track. I was assimilating and getting comfortable with hard core rap about then too, so it was a sonically (sp?) chaotic era.

User avatar
Rick Keeney
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:40 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Fri May 02, 2014 10:36 pm

And I would love a goddamn edit function in this frickin' place. He said politely.

User avatar
Rick Keeney
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:40 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Fri May 02, 2014 10:53 pm

I'm blathering, and listening to REGGATTA DE BLANC, which seems to me a fine piece of fusion. Steely Dan doesn't exactly pale in the glare of The Police, but they don't compare that well in the first place. Good record. Though Sting seems to go out of his way at times to sing as badly as possible and the song "On Any Other Day" (by Copeland) makes too many horrible mistakes. An awful song.

User avatar
Moderator
Site Admin
Posts: 10607
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:17 pm
Contact:

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Moderator » Sat May 03, 2014 9:54 am

Rick Keeney wrote:And I would love a goddamn edit function in this frickin' place. He said politely.



Rick has looked into it, but apparently there's an "all or nothing" clause, which means everyone could edit everyone else's posts.

If you wanna send me specifics I can do it for you.
- I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

User avatar
FinderDoug
Posts: 1530
Joined: Wed May 21, 2003 1:58 pm
Location: Houston, TX
Contact:

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FinderDoug » Sat May 03, 2014 12:36 pm

"On Any Other Day" has always sounded to me like they needed one more song for the album about 15 minutes before they were set to lock down the final master. I think as an instrumental it would be worlds better, because the lyrics are excruciatingly bad.

User avatar
FrankChurch
Posts: 16283
Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 2:19 pm

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Sat May 03, 2014 2:20 pm

Padding albums is a common occurrence in popular music. Explains so few classic albums.

Steely Dan did that as well but their padding was still really musical.

Prince and Dylan both have a good record of not recording dross.

User avatar
FinderDoug
Posts: 1530
Joined: Wed May 21, 2003 1:58 pm
Location: Houston, TX
Contact:

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FinderDoug » Sat May 03, 2014 11:50 pm

Prince and Dylan both have a good record of not recording dross.


I have to disagree. Dylan has a pretty good filter for what to keep and what to throw away, though in his last four albums has perhaps shown a little unevenness of material. Prince? Come on. He needs someone to help him select tracks the way Stephen King needs an editor. EMANCIPATION is a great example. As a single album? A Grammy nuclear missile. At two discs, still decently solid, though a little padded. At three discs/36 songs? Self-indulgent with large swaths of twaddle. That album could EASILY lose the following and never need have the songs appear on milk cartons:
"Somebody's Somebody"
"Mr. Happy"
"One Kiss At A Time"
"Emale"
"Curious Child"
"Dreamin' About U"
"Let's Have A Baby"
"The Human Body"
"Da Da Da"
"The Love We Make"

Prince is EASILY a master of filler. Hell, N.E.W.S. was COMPLETELY filler. And what about TWENTY10?


Return to “Pop Culture”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests