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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby DanielBarron » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:35 pm

Among Bruce's best 70s music was his contribution to Zappa's Apostrophe' album. Especially, the title track they composed together:

http://youtu.be/zXP_pr7np-o

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:48 pm

One of the lesser known associations with Bruce was his repeated encounters with John McLaughlin, which I think had a lot to do with his "flights of fantasy" on the bass. Wouldn't it have been something had he been the bassist in the Mahavishnu Orchestra?

And the odd fact that apparently, despite their obvious antipathy toward each other, he and Ginger Baker kept coming back together making music? One of the finer rhythm sections in all of rock.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:51 pm

Baker's book (ghost written by his daughter) is quite a lark. His recollections of Bruce are so universally bad, one can't help wondering what the other side of the story was. . .

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:21 pm

Eagles

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:54 pm

I just got a new album in the mail. Martin Barre's Away With Words. Looking forward to it.

(Along with that I got a very cool 5 album pack of Jethro Tull discs for a ridiculously low price---Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Storm Watch, A, and Broadsword and the Beast. Gonna have me a little Tull-fest.)

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:09 pm

'Trane

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Tim Raven » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:21 pm

Mark - I have a special place in my heart for Martin Barre. I was a huge Tull fan, once. Still am, I guess!

A new pleasant discovery. When I get too blue, I listen to music like this...

Wanda De Sah (or lately just Wanda Sa) - So Danco Samba
Wanda De Sah (or lately just Wanda Sa) - So Nice

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:13 am

Tim Raven wrote:Mark - I have a special place in my heart for Martin Barre. I was a huge Tull fan, once. Still am, I guess!




I met them. Long story.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:13 pm

Mark Tiedemann wrote:

I met them. Long story.


One I'd like to hear.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:17 am

Okay, so....

1973. One of the places I haunted regularly was Shaw Camera Shop, which later became a place of employment, one of the two best jobs I ever had. Among the features of the place was a separate room from the retail section wherein one of the owners, Earline, housed her very impressive camera collection (among which she had an 11 x 14, 1870s vintage studio camera) and the walls of said chamber regularly supported photographic exhibits by customers and others. This particular day, my work hung in that room.

A friend of mine and I were there, the day after the Jethro Tull show (Passion Play had just been released, I believe) at which I'd been in attendance.

As we were leaving, a cab pulled up and a long-haired blondish gentleman got out and rushed into the store. The cab waited. Both my friend and I thought he looked familiar. We went back and peered through the window in time to see him being escorted into the display room. He looked even more familiar and wondered aloud if it were not Martin Barre. My friend said "Nah! Why would he be here?" I went back inside. Gene stood behind the counter and I asked "Who was that?" He shrugged, but said "I don't know, but he's British."

I went into the gallery, where the gentleman in question was looking at the photographs. My photographs. I went up and said, "Excuse me, but are you by any chance Martin Barre?"

He looked at me. "Is it that obvious?"

"I saw the show last night."

"Indeed? Did you like it?"

"Very much!"

He smiled, then pointed to the photograph he'd been studying. "Who did these?"

"I did."

Turned out, he was an amateur photographer, but more than that he collected old cameras. He'd heard about Shaw's exhibit and he wanted to buy it. He and Earline never came to terms, but I spent about twenty minutes with him talking photography.

Fast forward a couple of years and I'm at another Tull concert. Smaller venue, Songs From the Wood tour. Because you could still do this at that time, I hung around after the show down by the stage as the roadies began to tear down. It took about 15, 20 minutes before one of the band came out. Martin Barre. He crossed the stage, glanced at me, said nothing. Ten minutes later he came back, walked up to the edge of the stage, pointed at me and said "Camera shop, right?"

"Yes. Shaw."

"Good of you to come. Why don't you come on back?"

My date was paralyzed, but we managed to go backstage and I hung out with Anderson, Barre, and Evan for about an hour. They didn't party like most bands and stayed in the green room till traffic outside had died down enough that they could return to their hotel with a minimum of fuss.

I remember very little of the conversation other than Anderson teasing my date because she was literally speechless. We talked music, sure, and Barre wanted my opinion about the new Leica's then being released (the M-6 was coming out then and it was controversial among Leica fanatics), but the rest is kind of a blur.

Complete fluke, lightning strike, and it was one of the few times in my life I was not utterly tongue-tied in the presence of one of my idols. I'd heard Anderson ran a tight ship---no drugs, almost no booze, very disciplined on the road, and that visit seemed to confirm it.

That's all.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:58 pm

I read Ozzy's autobiography and learned Tony Iommi played for Tull for a short time. That didn't last. I'm glad they still managed to kick some collective butts without each other.

Love both bands.

Good story, Mark. Thanks for sharing.

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audiotherapy

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:05 am

Listening to one of my favorite moments in radio:

http://prairiehome.org/

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:56 pm

More specifically, APHC hosted their annual Joke Show this past weekend. A therapeutic broadcast for me.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby AndrewR » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:03 pm

The Decemberists have a new album coming out in January and have put the first track up on their website as an appetizer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Xq76aQRmbQA
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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:03 am

Coltrane


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