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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:10 am

Gotta love that kid.

Friend turned me on to Nicholas Jaar. Nice house-like ambient electronica, got some Spanish in the lyrics, samples some old tunes sometimes. What's not to like?
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:22 pm

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Scuttlebuttin'. He could play a bit, could Stevie Ray. Not the greatest singer in the world, but arguably one of the best pickers.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:46 pm

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:59 am

pieces o'nine wrote:In the white room,
with black curtains,
near the station,
I played that for my first ever audition for a rock-n-roll band back in ninteen-mumblety-four. After we finished, the singer said "I think we're all agreed, you're good enough to join our band". Being sixteen and lacking the kind of self-confidence I grew into later, I failed to say "I agree that I am good enough, however you guys are rubbish. Come back when you've learned as much about musical discipline as you have about eyeliner". Six weeks later, I was poached away from them by another band who saw us play live, so it was all for the best in the end.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Arkaeon on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:45 am

Congrats, Roy! They at least served as good advertising for real music, even if they couldn't make it themselves, eh?

Listening to "Ritmo de la Noche" by Al Di Meola. I love his clean, soulful stylings. He also appears with the "triumvirate" of acoustic guitarists: Al, John McLaughlin, and Paco de Lucia. Here's a nice bit of pickin' and grinnin' for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cadbYIzhqQ

The left-right sound channels in this track are reversed, so you have to turn your headphones around or swap speaker plug-ins to get the sounds matched to their playing positions.

Have I suggested this before? Hmm....
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:57 pm

I am currently working my way through the 500 best songs of all time. To be honest I'm starting them all but skipping the boring ones because I want to get to the top 30 by half 9 and then I'm going to beat children on Battlefield 3 :evilgrin:

Edit - Like a Rolling Stone the best song ever? Bollocks it is. There's at least 4 songs from Bringing it All Back Home and Highway 51 Revisited that are better than that. It's a good song, just not the best ever.

Edit again - I should know better than to read the music press.
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Pretentious twats. I know plenty of people that have never heard Imagine and can imagine a world without it quite easily. It's a good song and one I happen to agree with but to claim it's an aural messiah is taking the piss.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:13 pm

There is no such thing as 'the best song ever'. It's like 'the best piece of cutlery ever' or 'the best hand tool ever'. A spoon is feck-all use if you want a knife. A screwdriver is completely inappropriate for banging in nails. You cannot compare Smells Like Teen Spirit with Solid Air: they address completely different parts of the human condition. Won't Get Fooled Again and Mack The Knife are not sharing much common ground. Still, lists like that are a good way to start conversations about music and / or art, so they're not all bad.

Fus Pose.

(this is not the best song ever either. but i like it right now)
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:22 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:There is no such thing as 'the best song ever'. It's like 'the best piece of cutlery ever'

The titanium spork. Well, I saw one being sold for £16, it must be good for that money, otherwise it would just be an overpriced pointy spoon... hang on :idiot:

Yes, the lists are a good way to a) get people talking about music (look, it's working) and b) get people listening to music they wouldn't normally. Still, there's a lot of pretentious wank written in them but I suppose music journalists can't just write 'It's a good song, listen to it you prat' :haha:

Having said that, Trick of the Light might be the best song ever.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby gronank on Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:48 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:There is no such thing as 'the best song ever'. It's like 'the best piece of cutlery ever' or 'the best hand tool ever'. A spoon is feck-all use if you want a knife. A screwdriver is completely inappropriate for banging in nails. You cannot compare Smells Like Teen Spirit with Solid Air: they address completely different parts of the human condition. Won't Get Fooled Again and Mack The Knife are not sharing much common ground. Still, lists like that are a good way to start conversations about music and / or art, so they're not all bad.

I think the iPhone is the best hand tool ever. I don't personally own one but if it is not possible to bang nails with it, it's because there's no app for it yet.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:11 pm

gronank wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:There is no such thing as 'the best song ever'. It's like 'the best piece of cutlery ever' or 'the best hand tool ever'. A spoon is feck-all use if you want a knife. A screwdriver is completely inappropriate for banging in nails. You cannot compare Smells Like Teen Spirit with Solid Air: they address completely different parts of the human condition. Won't Get Fooled Again and Mack The Knife are not sharing much common ground. Still, lists like that are a good way to start conversations about music and / or art, so they're not all bad.

I think the iPhone is the best hand tool ever. I don't personally own one but if it is not possible to bang nails with it, it's because there's no app for it yet.

Oh, you can bang nails in with it. Lend it to me and I'll show you :haha:

PS - My sister's 'slam proof' cupboards weren't :idiot:
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:17 pm

I attached a tube of No More Nails to the door of my tool cupboard. Wanna know how? :haha:
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:21 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:I attached a tube of No More Nails to the door of my tool cupboard. Wanna know how? :haha:

With an Iphone? :evilgrin:

In other news I've given up on the top 500 but Deep Purple's Hush is good.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Arkaeon on Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:52 pm

LIstening to Enya right now. More generally, I'm listening to a playlist on my itunes called "Kyrie's Lullaby" which includes Beethoven, Al Di Meola, Led Zeppelin, Vanessa Mae, Cat Stevens, Lanz & Speer, Robert Plant, and others.

Kyrie was my ex-wife's cat, named after an animal character from my first novel, and a fine judge of acoustic principles (having a sense of hearing about 100 times better than most humans). Songs on this playlist are those he judged worthy to take an afternoon nap to, including "Devil's Dance Floor" by Flogging Molly. Go figure.

I miss him a lot more than I miss her. I'm not sure what that says about whom...
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby black bart on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:33 pm

I would like to know how Roy managed to stick a tube of No More Nails to his tool...cupboard.

I am listening to Rumer: Seasons of my soul...I am chilled man, chilled.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby PKMKII on Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:10 pm

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