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look
01-16-2010, 02:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6HI1pjfHlc&feature=related

Please converse. Add your favorite quotes, poems, and clips. Be sweet.

AemJeff
01-16-2010, 02:37 PM
Ok - here's a nice, neighborly contribution. Great idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4pLoRgQ_HM

look
01-18-2010, 12:32 AM
Ok - here's a nice, neighborly contribution. Great idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4pLoRgQ_HMThanks, neighbor!

Well, my first intro to Waits was TS's post, Chocolate Jesus. Ummm, err, I guess I missed the window of opportunity to really appreciate that side of him, but when going through a variety of clips, this type of his is very nice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knII3S0MZtY

What a wonderful voice.

look
01-18-2010, 01:59 AM
The stars are beautiful tonight. It rained today, so they're especially glittery, and as you walk, the tree branches make them wink. There's a yellowish-orange star almost directly overhead that I think may be Arcturus.

bjkeefe
01-18-2010, 01:39 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UXTYEUoqWnQ/S1ScD5kS2bI/AAAAAAAACtc/uBTz24C6Fgk/s400/commenter-bait.jpg

(x-posted (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/01/advice-from-cute-bunny.html))

look
01-18-2010, 07:01 PM
LOL

Thanks, Brendan, I need all the advice I can get.

look
01-19-2010, 10:46 AM
Music to vote by:

How you treat the weak is your true natue calling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiPrfpAv-Mw)

(Footage dedicated to my friend , harkin.)

graz
01-19-2010, 12:07 PM
Here too is an offering, though an elemental alternative. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ8WMP5DoYA&feature=related)

look
01-19-2010, 12:45 PM
Here too is an offering, though an elemental alternative. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ8WMP5DoYA&feature=related)Graz got game.

nikkibong
01-19-2010, 07:52 PM
did you know the gumby creator died last week?

what an imaginative, playful creation

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

look
01-19-2010, 08:10 PM
did you know the gumby creator died last week?

what an imaginative, playful creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyiaTtcBpYwAwww, I used to like Gumby when I was little.

TwinSwords
01-19-2010, 08:17 PM
A tip of the tea cup to my friends on the other side.

— Led Zeppelin - Tea for One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9X31x2SHzw)

look
01-20-2010, 01:08 AM
A tip of the tea cup to my friends on the other side.

— Led Zeppelin - Tea for One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9X31x2SHzw)Sweet. (clinks cups with TS)

kezboard
01-20-2010, 01:12 AM
This is thematically unrelated to anything else, but still funny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00). (Apologies if you've already seen it, it's been circulating the intarwebs for a few months.)

look
01-20-2010, 02:06 AM
This is thematically unrelated to anything else, but still funny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00). (Apologies if you've already seen it, it's been circulating the intarwebs for a few months.)Thanks, kez, fascinating. I'd never heard of it. Reminds me of the B-52s.

But here:


"Prisencolinensinainciusol" is a song composed by Adriano Celentano, and performed by Celentano and Raffaella Carrà. It was first released as a single on November 3, 1972, and later on his album Nostalrock. The lyrics are pure gibberish, often described as sounding like American English as heard by a non–English-speaker.

In an interview, Celentano explains that the song is about "incommunicability" because in modern times people are not able to communicate to each other anymore. He added the only word we need is prisencolinensinainciusol, which is supposed to stand for "universal love."

Celentano's rationale for the song was that, after releasing albums about ecology and social issues, "having just recorded an album of songs that meant something, I wanted to do something that meant nothing".

The song was recorded at least twice for television broadcast. The song has been included on the 2008 dance compilation album Poplife Presents: Poplife Sucks.[1]

A slightly remixed version (which includes both broadcasts) became a viral internet sensation in 2008.[citation needed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol

It's addictive. And look how this talk show audience reacts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_EjDSn9_-Q&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_EjDSn9_-Q&feature=frelated)

look
01-20-2010, 11:56 PM
To what green altar, O mysterious priest,
Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies,
And all her silken flanks with garlands dressed?

-Keats

TwinSwords
01-21-2010, 12:28 AM
To what green altar, O mysterious priest,
Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies,
And all her silken flanks with garlands dressed?

Funny you should mention that; I was just wondering the same thing.

;-)

look
01-21-2010, 12:36 AM
So many answers, so many questions, but I'll just say

:-)

kezboard
01-21-2010, 04:46 AM
Yup. Part of the reason I think this is so awesome is that every time I've heard someone trying to imitate English, it's been something like "Prisencolinensinainciusol, all right". It kills me. I'm thinking of showing this to my class when I start my whole teaching English abroad thing.

kezboard
01-21-2010, 04:56 AM
A nice Czech song from the seventies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4AOud5_tK8). The music for this song was actually written by the same guy who wrote "Prisencolinensinenciusol", but the lyrics were written by a Czech actor while he was dying of cancer, and sung by the owner of the most awesome glasses ever.

bjkeefe
01-21-2010, 07:56 AM
... the most awesome glasses ever.

Heh. Boy, there sure were some horrible sartorial choices back then. Those brought me right back, and now I can't get leisure suits out of my mind, either.

look
01-22-2010, 01:22 AM
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.

-TS Eliot

look
01-22-2010, 12:56 PM
What's the difference between salsa, samba, and mambo, please? How do you pronounce Huecco? What does it mean?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa0wVkzidys&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCTscsdKPWs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42MO7FXCMaI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qiw6f-6sH8&feature=related

kezboard
01-22-2010, 09:20 PM
Naďa Urbánková, the singer, is still wearing the same glasses. Well, maybe not the same glasses, but the same style in any case. And the same hairdo as well. She also acted in one of my favorite ever Czech movies, Closely Watched Trains.

Ocean
01-22-2010, 09:42 PM
What's the difference between salsa, samba, and mambo, please? How do you pronounce Huecco? What does it mean?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa0wVkzidys&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCTscsdKPWs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42MO7FXCMaI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qiw6f-6sH8&feature=related

I must say that I had no idea about what you were asking, but as a representative of the Latin world I thought I should try to find out.

Huecco is a group from L.A. (http://new.music.yahoo.com/huecco/biography/)

Salsa is a Caribbean dance, mambo is a Cuban dance and music, and samba is Brazilian. Sorry I don't know enough about music to tell what the difference is. As far as I can tell, they all tend to be fast paced and have African origins.

look
01-23-2010, 12:36 PM
Yup. Part of the reason I think this is so awesome is that every time I've heard someone trying to imitate English, it's been something like "Prisencolinensinainciusol, all right". It kills me. I'm thinking of showing this to my class when I start my whole teaching English abroad thing.What does zavadim mean?

Yes, what a great ice-breaker for your students. When are you leaving?

Also, I've wondered what American English sounds like to a Brit. They sound so darn elegant to us. I guess the best way to see it is when someone like John Cleese speaks stiltedly in his version of an American accent. But also I think it can be seen in this Dave Chappelle clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ3dk6KAvQM

look
01-23-2010, 12:52 PM
I must say that I had no idea about what you were asking, but as a representative of the Latin world I thought I should try to find out.

Huecco is a group from L.A. (http://new.music.yahoo.com/huecco/biography/)

Salsa is a Caribbean dance, mambo is a Cuban dance and music, and samba is Brazilian. Sorry I don't know enough about music to tell what the difference is. As far as I can tell, they all tend to be fast paced and have African origins.Gracias, senorita.

The branches of Hispanic music are a mystery to me, but I think I can identify Cuban music because of Desi on I Love Lucy, and some music I have.

I love the Huecco music. The first song blew me away with the fusion of Latin, rap, and grunge(?) And I guess that's a Moorish influence with the voice undulation, especially in songs 2 and 4. And the glottal stop(?) factor sounds downright Arabic, too me.

Anyway, for the old peeps not as hip as I (when I asked my son to listen to some, he almost immediately took the headphones off and said 'Mom's mid-life crisis'):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Lje7G4R_s

Ocean
01-23-2010, 01:04 PM
Gracias, senorita.

Por nada.

The branches of Hispanic music are a mystery to me, but I think I can identify Cuban music because of Desi on I Love Lucy, and some music I have.

They are probably as much of a mystery to me too.

I love the Huecco music. The first song blew me away with the fusion of Latin, rap, and grunge(?) And I guess that's a Moorish influence with the voice undulation, especially in songs 2 and 4. And the glottal stop(?) factor sounds downright Arabic, too me.

I wouldn't know a thing about the above. I'll take your word for it.

Anyway, for the old peeps not as hip as I (when I asked my son to listen to some, he almost immediately took the headphones off and said 'Mom's mid-life crisis'):


Yep, that's me. Both "the old peep not as hip as you" and "Mom's mid-life crisis". :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Lje7G4R_s

Ahhh... that's a pleasure to my ears!

kezboard
01-23-2010, 02:42 PM
Also, I've wondered what American English sounds like to a Brit.

To judge from every time I've heard British people putting on an American accent, apparently, either a cowboy from a cheesy old Western or a pirate.

"Závidím" means "I envy". The song goes "I envy the meadows their autumn glare, the mountains their streams, the clouds their freedom", and so forth. You'll have to trust me that it sounds nice, I'm a disaster at translating.

look
01-24-2010, 12:26 PM
To judge from every time I've heard British people putting on an American accent, apparently, either a cowboy from a cheesy old Western or a pirate.

"Závidím" means "I envy". The song goes "I envy the meadows their autumn glare, the mountains their streams, the clouds their freedom", and so forth. You'll have to trust me that it sounds nice, I'm a disaster at translating.Thank you, kez.

look
01-24-2010, 12:35 PM
"Mom's mid-life crisis". :)
Physician, heal thyself:

http://www.djc.com/blogs/SeattleScape/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/lucy-300x225.jpg
;)

Ocean
01-24-2010, 12:51 PM
Physician, heal thyself:


With a little help from my friends...

One of my favorite interpreters. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQYDvQ1HH-E)

look
01-24-2010, 01:02 PM
With a little help from my friends...

One of my favorite interpreters. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQYDvQ1HH-E)[pinkie hug]

Thunderclap of insight: that's who sang the opening to the Wonder Years!

bjkeefe
01-25-2010, 12:17 AM
With a little help from my friends...

One of my favorite interpreters. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQYDvQ1HH-E)

I never get tired of that one. Great singer. Has there ever been a better Beatle cover? (I'm sure there are a bunch, but none come to mind at the moment.)

Thanks for the link.

Ocean
01-25-2010, 07:20 AM
I never get tired of that one. Great singer. Has there ever been a better Beatle cover? (I'm sure there are a bunch, but none come to mind at the moment.)

Thanks for the link.

You're welcome. And yes, it's difficult to beat the Beatles. ;)

bjkeefe
01-25-2010, 12:20 PM
You're welcome. And yes, it's difficult to beat the Beatles. ;)

Just to be clear, I wasn't so much saying anything about the Beatles per se as I was saying that Joe Cocker's cover (interpretation, if you want to be fancy) is (one of?) the best I can think of, of all other artists who have also done Beatles songs.

It's funny. Perhaps because I just assume deep down that the Beatles are some sort of given, I never think of them as one of my favorites. As one measure: when I moved from LPs to CDs, I did not buy Beatles CDs to replace the vinyl. It's only in this sort of roundabout way -- considering who does their songs well -- that I remember how significant they are to me.

graz
01-25-2010, 01:14 PM
Just to be clear, I wasn't so much saying anything about the Beatles per se as I was saying that Joe Cocker's cover (interpretation, if you want to be fancy) is (one of?) the best I can think of, of all other artists who have also done Beatles songs.

It's funny. Perhaps because I just assume deep down that the Beatles are some sort of given, I never think of them as one of my favorites. As one measure: when I moved from LPs to CDs, I did not buy Beatles CDs to replace the vinyl. It's only in this sort of roundabout way -- considering who does their songs well -- that I remember how significant they are to me.

Here's something along those lines... including bloodlines:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBv-C0NgGqk

nikkibong
01-25-2010, 01:16 PM
an antitode to beatles worship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUNT2-k3VtQ

look
01-25-2010, 04:57 PM
an antitode to beatles worship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUNT2-k3VtQI love the Stones, but Beatles>Stones. But here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8GdWl6Zo9U&feature=PlayList&p=766F94C8E4A9FB26&index=26

bjkeefe
01-25-2010, 05:02 PM
I love the Stones, but Beatles>Stones. But here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8GdWl6Zo9U&feature=PlayList&p=766F94C8E4A9FB26&index=26

Oooo. That's one of the few Stones songs I still crank every time I hear it. ("Midnight Rambler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdm3qWgp5N0)" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fa4HUiFJ6c)" being two others.)

I don't think there is anything more than taste about Beatles < or > Stones, but I will pass along this thought from my sister for consideration: she observed not too long ago, "Remember how we always used to argue about who was better? And now doesn't it seem like there's no longer any doubt, that the Stones were great at that time, but the Beatles have shown real staying power?"

I don't buy it completely (see above three songs, for example), but it did ring a bell with me.

nikkibong
01-25-2010, 05:05 PM
I love the Stones, but Beatles>Stones. But here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8GdWl6Zo9U&feature=PlayList&p=766F94C8E4A9FB26&index=26

god yes. 'Some Girls' is one of my favorite albums...one of my top 20 stones albums at least ;)

TwinSwords
01-25-2010, 05:17 PM
I love the Stones, but Beatles>Stones. But here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8GdWl6Zo9U&feature=PlayList&p=766F94C8E4A9FB26&index=26

Awesome song. Along with this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th47siid6_k), from the same album.

nikkibong
01-25-2010, 05:18 PM
Awesome song. Along with this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th47siid6_k), from the same album.

shidoobeeee!

nikkibong
01-25-2010, 05:19 PM
Oooo. That's one of the few Stones songs I still crank every time I hear it. ("Midnight Rambler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdm3qWgp5N0)" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fa4HUiFJ6c)" being two others.)

I don't think there is anything more than taste about Beatles < or > Stones, but I will pass along this thought from my sister for consideration: she observed not too long ago, "Remember how we always used to argue about who was better? And now doesn't it seem like there's no longer any doubt, that the Stones were great at that time, but the Beatles have shown real staying power?"

I don't buy it completely (see above three songs, for example), but it did ring a bell with me.

staying power? they were still rockin' three years ago (http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,730471,731836#msg-731836)...(i'm ' the singer not the bong' there)

TwinSwords
01-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Bong's right: Great album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOf0FsA0Fio).

TwinSwords
01-25-2010, 05:23 PM
shidoobeeee!

:-D

TwinSwords
01-25-2010, 05:28 PM
You're welcome. And yes, it's difficult to beat the Beatles. ;)

Indeed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2d2llB4oIQ).

uncle ebeneezer
01-25-2010, 05:37 PM
I don't even think the Stones belong in the same conversation as the Beatles. Solely from the perspective of growth, variety of music, and complexity of songwriting. Don't get me wrong I like the Stones, but the only difference between their early stuff and their recent stuff is in the sound quality/production, not growth in their songwriting ability. Most Stones stuff sounds all the same and is all very simple from a musical perspective. Not that "simple" is bad per se, but it does show why they never get the same respect as the Beatles, whose works are frequently re-interpreted by jazz artists because of the richness of the songs. Stones tunes are largely 1-4-5 blues arrangements which are great but pretty limiting as far as how much you can vary them.

That said I'll take Zeppelin over both of them, any day of the week.

Ocean
01-25-2010, 05:41 PM
Indeed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2d2llB4oIQ).

http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/wacky%20emoticons%20addon%20pack%202/cute.gif

Ocean
01-25-2010, 05:46 PM
Just to be clear, I wasn't so much saying anything about the Beatles per se as I was saying that Joe Cocker's cover (interpretation, if you want to be fancy) is (one of?) the best I can think of, of all other artists who have also done Beatles songs.

Yes, I got it and I agree. I just couldn't resist the word game...

It's funny. Perhaps because I just assume deep down that the Beatles are some sort of given, I never think of them as one of my favorites. As one measure: when I moved from LPs to CDs, I did not buy Beatles CDs to replace the vinyl. It's only in this sort of roundabout way -- considering who does their songs well -- that I remember how significant they are to me.

Our generation is irreversibly entangled with their music. It's almost become part of our DNA!

I know, I'm exaggerating...

bjkeefe
01-25-2010, 05:48 PM
Our generation is irreversibly entangled with their music. It's almost become part of our DNA!

I know, I'm exaggerating...

But not by much.

Ocean
01-25-2010, 06:04 PM
Oooo. That's one of the few Stones songs I still crank every time I hear it. ("Midnight Rambler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdm3qWgp5N0)" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fa4HUiFJ6c)" being two others.)

Somewhat creepy...

I don't think there is anything more than taste about Beatles < or > Stones, but I will pass along this thought from my sister for consideration: she observed not too long ago, "Remember how we always used to argue about who was better? And now doesn't it seem like there's no longer any doubt, that the Stones were great at that time, but the Beatles have shown real staying power?"

I don't buy it completely (see above three songs, for example), but it did ring a bell with me.

Yup, I can agree with that.

bjkeefe
01-25-2010, 06:18 PM
Somewhat creepy...

Only if you place any stock in the significance of rock lyrics, which I most definitely do not. That song could have been "When the Hip Turns 'Round" or "When the Ship Guns Sound" as far as I'm concerned -- with very, very few exceptions, all I care about with rock music vocals is how the voice works as just another instrument.

Ocean
01-25-2010, 06:30 PM
Only if you place any stock in the significance of rock lyrics, which I most definitely do not. That song could have been "When the Hip Turns 'Round" or "When the Ship Guns Sound" as far as I'm concerned -- with very, very few exceptions, all I care about with rock music vocals is how the voice works as just another instrument.

In that case... let it rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWfLiEoG98)!

look
01-25-2010, 10:12 PM
Oooo. That's one of the few Stones songs I still crank every time I hear it. ("Midnight Rambler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdm3qWgp5N0)" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fa4HUiFJ6c)" being two others.)

I don't think there is anything more than taste about Beatles < or > Stones, but I will pass along this thought from my sister for consideration: she observed not too long ago, "Remember how we always used to argue about who was better? And now doesn't it seem like there's no longer any doubt, that the Stones were great at that time, but the Beatles have shown real staying power?"

I don't buy it completely (see above three songs, for example), but it did ring a bell with me.I have some evidence in support of your sis. On long trips, my son forbids me to play no more than maybe two songs from Some Girls. He likes Hot Rocks alot more, but is an even bigger Beatlesphile than I was as a teen.

look
01-25-2010, 10:16 PM
In that case... let it rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWfLiEoG98)!For Brendan, with great satisfaction:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF2l_rWdvDs

look
01-25-2010, 10:19 PM
:-D

To live in this town, you must be tough tough tough tough tough tough tough!

Ocean
01-25-2010, 10:26 PM
For Brendan, with great satisfaction:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF2l_rWdvDs


Hmmm...no.
http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/wacky%20emotions/no.gif

bjkeefe
01-25-2010, 10:37 PM
Hmmm...no.
http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/wacky%20emotions/no.gif

LOL!

I'm pretty sure clicking that link caused Brian Jones to get up out of his grave just so he could kill himself again.

And before anyone asks about the Devo version: No. Just ... no. Once was funny. That's it. Also.

AemJeff
01-25-2010, 10:49 PM
LOL!

I'm pretty sure clicking that link caused Brian Jones to get up out of his grave just so he could kill himself again.

And before anyone asks about the Devo version: No. Just ... no. Once was funny. That's it. Also.

I can't let that slight go unchallenged. Devo's cover is one of the two or three best Stones covers of all time - in fact their first album, as a whole, ranks as a high-water mark (IMNSHO) in the history of recorded rock music. There is no other acceptable conclusion.

bjkeefe
01-25-2010, 10:50 PM
I can't let that slight go unchallenged. Devo's cover is one of the two or three best Stones covers of all time - in fact their first album, as a whole, ranks as a high-water mark (IMNSHO) in the history of recorded rock music. There is no other acceptable conclusion.

BAN HIM.

(I did kinda like Devo's originals, though.)

AemJeff
01-25-2010, 10:56 PM
BAN HIM.

(I did kinda like Devo's originals, though.)

I have an uncontrollable urge... Ah, never mind.

look
01-26-2010, 02:23 AM
There's a three-quarter moon in a misty sky just above the treeline, and further up, the sky is clear and a handful of stars shine, all is framed by loblolly pines. There's a light, cool, steady breeze blowing, and a tree is creaking somewhere.

Francoamerican
01-26-2010, 05:56 AM
How about one of Chopin's nocturnes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvxS_bJ0yOU

look
01-26-2010, 09:29 PM
How about one of Chopin's nocturnes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvxS_bJ0yOUMerci, mon frere, tres belle.

look
01-28-2010, 01:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUoI8nHeuJk&NR=1&feature=fvwp



This kid does an amazing job, and not too bad a recording, considering it's done with a cell phone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGjkjJYz8Ng

Francoamerican
01-28-2010, 04:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUoI8nHeuJk&NR=1&feature=fvwp

This kid does an amazing job, and not too bad a recording, considering it's done with a cell phone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGjkjJYz8Ng


I have never cared much for Horowitz. Here his tempo is just too fast for my taste (ears). And there is always something glitzy and schmaltzy in his performances, but classical music aficionados are a bit nutty in their preferences.


I came across Yundi Li by chance a few months ago when I bought a cd. I think he's phenomenal in his Chopin interpretations.

Here he is in Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvm2ZsRv3C8&NR=1

AemJeff
01-28-2010, 10:01 AM
I have never cared much for Horowitz. Here his tempo is just too fast for my taste (ears). And there is always something glitzy and schmaltzy in his performances, but classical music aficionados are a bit nutty in their preferences.


I came across Yundi Li by chance a few months ago when I bought a cd. I think he's phenomenal in his Chopin interpretations.

Here he is in Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvm2ZsRv3C8&NR=1

Astor Piazzolla's music may or may not be strictly "classical," (not that I think the distinction is very useful at the boundaries, anyway) but Gidon Kremer's performance here is remarkable, and I think wonderful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eamRlKTe7rU

Francoamerican
01-28-2010, 01:27 PM
Astor Piazzolla's music may or may not be strictly "classical," (not that I think the distiction is very useful at the boundaries, anyway) but Gidon Kremer's performance here is remarkable, and I think wonderful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eamRlKTe7rU

Ah...the tango. If only I could dance the tango, my life would be complete.

In the hispanic vein:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unR6coI5rgI

look
01-28-2010, 04:44 PM
I have never cared much for Horowitz. Here his tempo is just too fast for my taste (ears). And there is always something glitzy and schmaltzy in his performances, but classical music aficionados are a bit nutty in their preferences. I don't know from pianists, but you're right, it is too fast...I think this is nicer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqSulR9Fymg&feature=related

I came across Yundi Li by chance a few months ago when I bought a cd. I think he's phenomenal in his Chopin interpretations.

Here he is in Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvm2ZsRv3C8&NR=1Thanks, very lovely.

Ocean
01-28-2010, 06:10 PM
Astor Piazzolla's music may or may not be strictly "classical," (not that I think the distinction is very useful at the boundaries, anyway) but Gidon Kremer's performance here is remarkable, and I think wonderful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eamRlKTe7rU

Tango! Heh. Astor Piazzolla's music is a very atypical form of tango. I only like some of his work.

I don't think it qualifies as classical but this performance is certainly interesting and appealing.

Ocean
01-28-2010, 06:28 PM
Tango! Heh. Astor Piazzolla's music is a very atypical form of tango. I only like some of his work.

I don't think it qualifies as classical but this performance is certainly interesting and appealing.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHNz3vEnhUM) is "classical" tango. The music, "La Cumparsita" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Cumparsita) is one of (or the) most well known tangos and it is from an Uruguayan composer. :)

The dance is impeccably executed in the above video.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr21Qic4UPY) there is a masterfully sung "La Cumparsita" by Tito Schipa, the Italian tenor. This is, in my opinion, one of the best interpretations of this piece. In this video, the dance is similar to what you could find in a regular tango dance floor, by the better aficionado dancers.

My token of contribution to my parents' generation music...

look
01-28-2010, 08:04 PM
Not a big Eagles fan, but this is a beautiful song:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3_LpoYAV-A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3_LpoYAV-A)

Ocean
01-28-2010, 09:02 PM
Not a big Eagles fan, but this is a beautiful song:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3_LpoYAV-A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3_LpoYAV-A)

Sweet.

look
01-28-2010, 09:09 PM
Sweet.:)

So, I guess the tango would not be appropriate at our Summer Solstice campfire?

Ocean
01-28-2010, 09:45 PM
:)

So, I guess the tango would not be appropriate at our Summer Solstice campfire?

Well, tango isn't such an easy dance after all. And you need two. At least.

:)

look
01-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Well, tango isn't such an easy dance after all. And you need two. At least.

:)I'll take your Paraguayan expertise on that one!

Ocean
01-29-2010, 07:10 AM
I'll take your Paraguayan expertise on that one!

No, not Paraguayan. Uruguayan. And I was just kidding Uruguayan style.

Francoamerican
01-29-2010, 12:22 PM
Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHNz3vEnhUM) is "classical" tango. The music, "La Cumparsita" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Cumparsita) is one of (or the) most well known tangos and it is from an Uruguayan composer. :)

The dance is impeccably executed in the above video.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr21Qic4UPY) there is a masterfully sung "La Cumparsita" by Tito Schipa, the Italian tenor. This is, in my opinion, one of the best interpretations of this piece. In this video, the dance is similar to what you could find in a regular tango dance floor, by the better aficionado dancers.

My token of contribution to my parents' generation music...

Ocean, I am sure that we would make a passionate tango duo. If only we could agree on something!

Thanks for the great clips.

Ocean
01-29-2010, 06:33 PM
Ocean, I am sure that we would make a passionate tango duo. If only we could agree on something!

True!

Thanks for the great clips.

You're welcome. I'm glad you liked them.

kezboard
01-29-2010, 08:17 PM
Continuing with both the commie music and the Beatles themes, here's "Ob la di, ob la da" as interpreted by Petr Spálený (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo0VvsqBVKE), star of Czech country music. I'm not going to lie, I think this is a bad song to begin with, and the Czech lyrics are obnoxiously rhymey, but the video is weird and funny and some of you might get a kick out of it. It's also much more of a bummer in Czech. The chorus is actual words, not pseudo-reggae noises, and goes "It's a problem, it's a problem, that love always screws you up, it's a problem, it's a problem, that love weighs more than an anchor".

look
01-29-2010, 09:37 PM
Continuing with both the commie music and the Beatles themes, here's "Ob la di, ob la da" as interpreted by Petr Spálený (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo0VvsqBVKE), star of Czech country music. I'm not going to lie, I think this is a bad song to begin with, and the Czech lyrics are obnoxiously rhymey, but the video is weird and funny and some of you might get a kick out of it. It's also much more of a bummer in Czech. The chorus is actual words, not pseudo-reggae noises, and goes "It's a problem, it's a problem, that love always screws you up, it's a problem, it's a problem, that love weighs more than an anchor".That was strange! Thanks, Kez.

Like you, I never cared much for Olbladi, or Penny Lane, for that matter.

look
01-30-2010, 02:31 AM
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

by Wallace Stevens


I
Among twenty snowy mountains,
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird.

II
I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.

III
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.

IV
A man and a woman
Are one.
A man and a woman and a blackbird
Are one.

V
I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.

VI
Icicles filled the long window
With barbaric glass.
The shadow of the blackbird
Crossed it, to and fro.
The mood
Traced in the shadow
An indecipherable cause.

VII
O thin men of Haddam,
Why do you imagine golden birds?
Do you not see how the blackbird
Walks around the feet
Of the women about you?

VIII
I know noble accents
And lucid, inescapable rhythms;
But I know, too,
That the blackbird is involved
In what I know.

IX
When the blackbird flew out of sight,
It marked the edge
Of one of many circles.

X
At the sight of blackbirds
Flying in a green light,
Even the bawds of euphony
Would cry out sharply.

XI
He rode over Connecticut
In a glass coach.
Once, a fear pierced him,
In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For blackbirds.

XII
The river is moving.
The blackbird must be flying.

XIII
It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.

look
01-30-2010, 12:09 PM
For osmium:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ad7bBjuWhE&feature=related

look
01-30-2010, 07:11 PM
Make a wish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgpcpXCq3mw

Ocean
01-30-2010, 10:04 PM
Make a wish.


Moonlight. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2cFEHM9yMw)

Ocean
01-30-2010, 10:12 PM
Asturias. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx7vOb7GNBg)

look
01-30-2010, 10:16 PM
Moonlight. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2cFEHM9yMw)So lovely.

Ocean
01-30-2010, 10:20 PM
And more classical guitar: Recuerdos de la Alhambra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLHR8zaEsA8&feature=related).

look
01-30-2010, 10:28 PM
Asturias. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx7vOb7GNBg)

Beautiful. I don't know much about classical guitar music. I guess flamenco falls in that category?

Ocean
01-30-2010, 10:32 PM
Beautiful. I don't know much about classical guitar music. I guess flamenco falls in that category?

No. Flamenco is played with guitar but it isn't classical guitar.

look
01-30-2010, 10:56 PM
No. Flamenco is played with guitar but it isn't classical guitar.Smarty-pants!

AemJeff
01-30-2010, 11:19 PM
No. Flamenco is played with guitar but it isn't classical guitar.

Can there be too many Flamenco guitarists performing at any given moment? I think this video shows that that's not an easily answered question. Viva Los Reyes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQfN5h3RoD4

Ocean
01-30-2010, 11:31 PM
Can there be too many Flamenco guitarists at any given moment? I think this video shows that that's not an easily answered question. Viva Los Reyes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQfN5h3RoD4

I wish I could say the same. I'm glad you find this music enjoyable, I have never been into Flamenco.

On the other hand, I do recommend Paco (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oyhlad64-s&feature=related). And more Paco. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cadbYIzhqQ)

AemJeff
01-30-2010, 11:36 PM
I wish I could say the same. I'm glad you find this music enjoyable, I have never been into Flamenco.

On the other hand, I do recommend Paco (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oyhlad64-s&feature=related). And more Paco. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cadbYIzhqQ)

I saw Paco perform live, many years ago (sometime in the eighties, I think) with John McLaughlin and Al DiMeola. What an amazing guitarist. (Any of the three.)

Ocean
01-30-2010, 11:39 PM
I saw Paco perform live, many years ago (sometime in the eighties, I think) with John McLaughlin and Al DiMeola. What an amazing guitarist. (Any of the three.)

Yes, you are right there at the beginning of the video with your arms up! Didn't you notice? ;)

AemJeff
01-30-2010, 11:44 PM
Yes, you are right there at the beginning of the video with your arms up! Didn't you notice? ;)

Heh! Even the bongo player (in the first clip) is a first rate musician. It's a form of perfection, a performance like that.

look
01-31-2010, 01:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8NPdyVw5XE

look
01-31-2010, 04:04 AM
I died for beauty but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.

-Emily Dickinson

JonIrenicus
01-31-2010, 06:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeOeVXqooAc#t=1m24s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uThKGNdyY2o#t=7m19s

look
01-31-2010, 09:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeOeVXqooAc#t=1m24s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uThKGNdyY2o#t=7m19sI knew there was a reason I liked you.

Ocean
01-31-2010, 09:15 PM
Power from the female soul! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oECfhWrGfJU)

Enjoy!

AemJeff
01-31-2010, 09:31 PM
Power from the female soul! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oECfhWrGfJU)

Enjoy!

I was never one of their fans, but I really did like the prologue with Nancy alone on stage quite a bit. Here's another version of power from the female soul - a very uncompromised version of that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzWVWY5QUzg

Ocean
01-31-2010, 09:43 PM
I was never one of their fans, but I really did like the prologue with Nancy alone on stage quite a bit. Here's another version of power from the female soul - a very uncompromised version of that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzWVWY5QUzg

Jeff, you really like this dark and gloomy style. Spooky...I say! ;)

AemJeff
01-31-2010, 09:49 PM
Jeff, you really like this dark and gloomy style. Spooky...I say! ;)

That's true - I admit it. But, Diamanda is pretty compelling, isn't she?

Ocean
01-31-2010, 10:07 PM
That's true - I admit it. But, Diamanda is pretty compelling, isn't she?

The answer is blowing in the wind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nJ48v8qVvY&feature=related)...

Ocean
01-31-2010, 10:18 PM
More power from the female soul... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V78toWvYcos&feature=related)

AemJeff
01-31-2010, 10:28 PM
More power from the female soul... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V78toWvYcos&feature=related)

I saw her at the Lilith Fair (affectionately known as "Estro-Palooza" in these parts) with my not yet wife, long ago. I fact it was the first live show we ever saw together. She was up as the third of five acts, most of whom I've forgotten, by now. What I do remember very clearly was that, unlike anybody before or after her that night, Tracy made people stand up and take notice. One of the best live acts I've even witnessed.

She's always reminded me of Joan Armatrading (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihBRRmsLj88).

Ocean
01-31-2010, 10:41 PM
She's always reminded me of Joan Armatrading (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihBRRmsLj88).

Great song, great singer! Thanks!

look
01-31-2010, 10:47 PM
Power from the female soul! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oECfhWrGfJU)

Enjoy!

Thanks, Ocean, I love Heart. Here is one of my faves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSfrO5PAhH4&feature=PlayList&p=6D8A3F85AC72C2B3&index=0&playnext=1

graz
01-31-2010, 11:06 PM
That's true - I admit it. But, Diamanda is pretty compelling, isn't she?

Indeed, she is. With that in mind, here's an offering:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N7gBMTF2lc

I highly recommend the documentary:
Meredith Monk: Inner Voice (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424661/)

AemJeff
01-31-2010, 11:08 PM
Indeed, she is. With that in mind, here's an offering:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N7gBMTF2lc

I highly recommend the documentary:
Meredith Monk: Inner Voice (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424661/)

Wow thanks, graz! I haven't even thought the name "Meredith Monk" in many years. She's completely in a class by herself.

TwinSwords
01-31-2010, 11:36 PM
Power from the female soul! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oECfhWrGfJU)

Enjoy!

Wow. That was a great performance of a great song. Thank you for posting it.

TwinSwords
01-31-2010, 11:38 PM
The answer is blowing in the wind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nJ48v8qVvY&feature=related)...

No Woman, No Cry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ojZp9YkC_4)

One of my all time favorites.

TwinSwords
02-01-2010, 01:29 AM
Back when I was a UAW camp counselor at Black Lake, I used to teach this song to the kids to sing to their parents on the last night of each session.

A great old political song.

— If I Had a Hammer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UKvpONl3No)

Well I've got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

look
02-01-2010, 01:19 PM
Thanks, Ocean, I love Heart. Here is one of my faves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSfrO5PAhH4&feature=PlayList&p=6D8A3F85AC72C2B3&index=0&playnext=1
Wait a minute. Crazy on you? LOL.

Ocean
02-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Wait a minute. Crazy on you? LOL.

Ahem... look, it's just a song. What's so funny? Really, would you mind sharing? I wouldn't miss an opportunity for a good laugh.

popcorn_karate
02-01-2010, 06:55 PM
Heh! Even the bongo player (in the first clip) is a first rate musician.

drummers get no respect

sigh

AemJeff
02-01-2010, 07:10 PM
drummers get no respect

sigh

I've been in plenty of bands - good drummers are gold. Do you play?

Ocean
02-01-2010, 07:15 PM
drummers get no respect

sigh

Drummers? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B52rIZKL1KQ&feature=related)

look
02-02-2010, 12:58 AM
Ahem... look, it's just a song. What's so funny? Really, would you mind sharing? I wouldn't miss an opportunity for a good laugh.Ooops, I thought you might be teasing me about going off on Brendan. A la Emily Litella: never mind.

look
02-02-2010, 12:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIcb9xWnr8s

Ocean
02-02-2010, 07:10 AM
Ooops, I thought you might be teasing me about going off on Brendan. A la Emily Litella: never mind.

Alright, I'll think of something like that in the future... for the sakes of humor!

popcorn_karate
02-02-2010, 11:45 AM
I've been in plenty of bands - good drummers are gold. Do you play?

yes, a bit. i just had to laugh at the "even the bongo player" line because it seemed to well describes the psychological space that drummers exist in - sort of the unwashed barbarians of the music world.

of course that is an overgeneralization, but it made me laugh none the less.

AemJeff
02-02-2010, 11:52 AM
yes, a bit. i just had to laugh at the "even the bongo player" line because it seemed to well describes the psychological space that drummers exist in - sort of the unwashed barbarians of the music world.

of course that is an overgeneralization, but it made me laugh none the less.

Actually I was being a lot more specific than that. The number of virtuoso bongo players in the world is probably such that you could fit everybody into my living room. But I do know some fairly awful drummer jokes!

How do you it's a drummer knocking at your door?


.
.
.


It speeds up.

<rimshot!>

bjkeefe
02-02-2010, 12:03 PM
[...]

Heh. But my own experience with (rock) bands has been that changing drummers does more to change the band than any other personnel, including the lead singer.

Your joke suggests how valuable a good drummer is, obvs.

Joke I heard one groupie telling another:

Q: What does a bass player bring on his second date?
A: His suitcases.

AemJeff
02-02-2010, 12:11 PM
...

Joke I heard one groupie telling another:

Q: What does a bass player bring on his second date?
A: His suitcases.

Q: What do you call a drummer who's lost his girlfriend?
A: Homeless.

bjkeefe
02-02-2010, 12:37 PM
[...]

All right, enough hatin' on the drummers.

Q: Why does a male engineer have both a wife and a mistress?

A: So he can tell his wife he's going to visit his mistress, tell his mistress he has to stay home with his wife, and then go to the office and get some work done.

uncle ebeneezer
02-02-2010, 01:26 PM
(In my best McCardle voice) "Well as a drummer" I would love to hear-hear the importance of the drummer in a band. Believe me, nobody appreciates the value of the drummer in any band as much as I do, but I don't know if I can get behind Brendan's suggestion that changing drummers is more significant of a downgrade for a band. Mostly because while there are certain exceptions (Zeppelin, The Police etc.) where the drummer defines the sound, there are many more where the vocalist does. And in both of those cases, as much as Bonham or Copeland disappearing would alter the original sound of those bands, it's hard to imagine that an exit of Sting or Robert Plant would be any less so. I can't think of too many bands that switched singers and didn't become almost unrecognizable from what they were. Aerosmith without Steven Tyler, GNR without Axl, Queen w/out Freddie, Alice In Chains w/out Layne etc. are all unlistenable.

On to the jokes:

A couple goes to their marriage counselor. "What's the problem?" he asks. They tell him that they just never talk anymore. The therapist nods his head and assures them "I know just the thing." He reaches into his closet and pulls out his Fender Jazz and starts his bass solo.

AemJeff
02-02-2010, 02:43 PM
All right, enough hatin' on the drummers.

Q: Why does a male engineer have both a wife and a mistress?

A: So he can tell his wife he's going to visit his mistress, tell his mistress he has to stay home with his wife, and then go to the office and get some work done.

That made my wife laugh.

nikkibong
02-02-2010, 02:49 PM
That made my wife laugh.

Also funny
http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/12720?in=27:24&out=27:32

Gosh...was that the best diavlog ever, or what?

Where in the hell is jim holt?

look
02-03-2010, 01:01 AM
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PpJzoG2tM8)

look
02-04-2010, 12:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxzoB4GA3zs

look
02-04-2010, 02:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/user/archambault65?blend=2&ob=1&rclk=cth#p/u/33/kg8PjdP7E2Y

look
02-05-2010, 12:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bNfay6HiUo

look
02-05-2010, 03:24 AM
Song


Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the Devil's foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy's stinging,
And find
What wind
Serves to advance an honest mind.

If thou be'st born to strange sights,
Things invisible to see,
Ride ten thousand days and nights,
Till age snow white hairs on thee;
Thou, when thou return'st, wilt tell me
All strange wonders that befell thee,
And swear
No where
Lives a woman true, and fair.

If thou find'st one, let me know,
Such a pilgrimage were sweet;
Yet do not, I would not go,
Though at next door we might meet:
Though she were true, when you met her,
And last, till you write your letter,
Yet she
Will be
False, ere I come, to two or three.


-John Donne

look
02-12-2010, 09:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmXn6ZvnSFY&feature=related

Ocean
02-12-2010, 09:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmXn6ZvnSFY&feature=related

Ahhh...! Brazilian music! Don't get me started!

look
02-12-2010, 09:22 PM
Ahhh...! Brazilian music! Don't get me started!Start! Educate me.

Ocean
02-12-2010, 09:53 PM
Start! Educate me.

I'll point you to previous posts that include links to youtube.

Here. (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showpost.php?p=94457&postcount=11)

And here. (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showpost.php?p=94451&postcount=41)

Very little known but one of my favorites (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLq_-oF0RCY).

More Vinicius and Toquinho. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfwCMV-MkA4&feature=related)

A newer(relatively) and very popular song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG1ZU56tsdo&feature=related) by Toquinho.

You asked...

look
02-12-2010, 11:00 PM
I'll point you to previous posts that include links to youtube.

Here. (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showpost.php?p=94457&postcount=11)

And here. (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showpost.php?p=94451&postcount=41)

Very little known but one of my favorites (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLq_-oF0RCY).

More Vinicius and Toquinho. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfwCMV-MkA4&feature=related)

A newer(relatively) and very popular song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG1ZU56tsdo&feature=related) by Toquinho.

You asked...Thank you, Ocean, all very beautiful...the Calice one was wild.

Did you say you are Paraguayan? If so, any examples?

AemJeff
02-13-2010, 12:47 AM
Ahhh...! Brazilian music! Don't get me started!

Sweet Brazilian Covers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LynWXw2utqI&feature=PlayList&p=2F87FAC6ECAD1D2D&index=7

Ocean
02-13-2010, 08:47 AM
Sweet Brazilian Covers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LynWXw2utqI&feature=PlayList&p=2F87FAC6ECAD1D2D&index=7

David Bowie in Portuguese! How about this one? (http://www.youtube.com/watch#v=kOdUClEiNGE&feature=related)

(I still prefer the original...)

Ocean
02-13-2010, 08:58 AM
Thank you, Ocean, all very beautiful...the Calice one was wild.

Did you say you are Paraguayan? If so, any examples?

No, I'm Uruguayan. I posted "La Cumparsita" written by an Uruguayan composer. Tango is one of the typical genres. The musical styles are very mixed with the neighbor countries Argentina and Brazil. Our most autochthonic music is folk and the artists I like are more difficult to relate to if you don't speak the language or understand some of the background.

Here is one. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1sSiVpxAKY&feature=related) It's sad. It was written for the artists wife after she had a miscarriage. The lyrics are excellent in most of his songs.

Here is another. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOf_h5Gy0nE)

By the way, Zitarrosa belonged to the Communist Party and had to exit the country during the years of dictatorship to avoid imprisonment/torture.

look
02-13-2010, 11:01 AM
No, I'm Uruguayan. I posted "La Cumparsita" written by an Uruguayan composer. Tango is one of the typical genres. The musical styles are very mixed with the neighbor countries Argentina and Brazil. Our most autochthonic music is folk and the artists I like are more difficult to relate to if you don't speak the language or understand some of the background.

Here is one. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1sSiVpxAKY&feature=related) It's sad. It was written for the artists wife after she had a miscarriage. The lyrics are excellent in most of his songs.

Here is another. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOf_h5Gy0nE)

By the way, Zitarrosa belonged to the Communist Party and had to exit the country during the years of dictatorship to avoid imprisonment/torture.Very sorry, you had said previously you are Uruguayan. And here is the link for your link to La Cumparsita (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showpost.php?p=148566&postcount=72).

The Zitarrosa songs are beautiful. I especially liked the second one.

I'd love to hear a couple of your favorite Uruguayan folk songs.

AemJeff
02-13-2010, 11:45 AM
David Bowie in Portuguese! How about this one? (http://www.youtube.com/watch#v=kOdUClEiNGE&feature=related)

(I still prefer the original...)

If I had to choose for a desert island I'd take the Bowie. But I was utterly charmed by Seu Jorge in "The Life Aquatic."

Ocean
02-13-2010, 11:55 AM
If I had to choose for a desert island I'd take the Bowie. But I was utterly charmed by Seu Jorge in "The Life Aquatic."

Heh. (http://www.youtube.com/watch#v=yLwjm-iLpPE&feature=fvw)

look
02-21-2010, 07:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBW5a77wINQ

Ocean
02-21-2010, 09:27 PM
Brazilian tango? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZELQWIsp7RI&feature=channel) ;)

look
02-21-2010, 10:48 PM
Brazilian tango? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZELQWIsp7RI&feature=channel) ;)Bewitching.

look
02-25-2010, 09:54 PM
Bewitching.An excellent video, Ocean. Thanks. The feet at the end...

Ocean
02-25-2010, 09:59 PM
An excellent video, Ocean. Thanks. The feet at the end...

Yes, good observation...

Ocean
03-05-2010, 08:37 PM
Now you got me started with Cat Stevens.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ntVDsa3BiA) is one of my favorites, I don't know why... ;)

Cheers!

Ocean
03-05-2010, 10:34 PM
Friday's Coffeehouse.

http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/con2.gif ..... http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/g1.gif ..... http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/alc.gif ..... http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/hug4.gif

Ocean
03-05-2010, 10:42 PM
and more,


http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/spit.gif .....http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/hissyfit.gif ..... http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/chores&work/chores030.gif .....http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/talk/talk002.gif

look
03-05-2010, 11:09 PM
Yes, good observation...Oceancita es muy simpatica.

osmium
03-05-2010, 11:17 PM
Bewitching.

I sternly disapprove of defacing books, but riding a bike around the house is A-ok.

Mohammed Rafi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHA_S48KRrI)

look
03-05-2010, 11:20 PM
Now you got me started with Cat Stevens.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ntVDsa3BiA) is one of my favorites, I don't know why... ;)

Cheers!Yes, that one came to my mind earlier, too...go figure.

Ocean
03-05-2010, 11:29 PM
Oceancita es muy simpatica.

Gracias y tu también, look. Y también Osmium con esos bailes tan agitados que ha agregado a nuestra colección!

look
03-05-2010, 11:35 PM
I sternly disapprove of defacing books, but riding a bike around the house is A-ok.

Mohammed Rafi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHA_S48KRrI)Yes, the book defacing was most distasteful.

Super clip, oz, completely bizarre.

In the same spirit of odd stylization, I offer:

Herb Alpert. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KDPUTyDyQ)

look
03-05-2010, 11:38 PM
Gracias y tu también, look.Gracias. Y también Osmium con esos bailes tan agitados que ha agregado a nuestra colección!Que? :)

'Night all!

osmium
03-05-2010, 11:43 PM
Yes, the book defacing was most distasteful.

Super clip, oz, completely bizarre.

In the same spirit of odd stylization, I offer:

Herb Alpert. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KDPUTyDyQ)

Right on. I like em on the beach. Growing up, I had Whipped Cream and Other Delights on reel-to-reel, no shit.

Ocean
03-06-2010, 09:37 PM
Saturday night High Voltage! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvC-vENeF2E&feature=channel)

osmium
03-06-2010, 09:50 PM
Saturday night High Voltage! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvC-vENeF2E&feature=channel)

now you're talking

Ocean
03-06-2010, 09:56 PM
now you're talking

...and loud!

Ocean
03-07-2010, 10:19 PM
Original song Oscar winner today...

The Weary Kind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Jf2mcSplw)

Ocean
03-08-2010, 09:32 PM
Awesome.

http://www.q1043.com/cc-common/mlib/1674/02/t_1674_1267356995.jpg

look
03-09-2010, 10:16 PM
Original song Oscar winner today...

The Weary Kind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Jf2mcSplw)Good song.

look
03-09-2010, 10:24 PM
Awesome.

http://www.q1043.com/cc-common/mlib/1674/02/t_1674_1267356995.jpgI asked my Beatlephile son if he'd seen this picture. He had. My favorite Beatles poster:

http://www.amazon.com/Beatles-Walking-Street-Music-Poster/dp/B001LR083U

Ocean
03-09-2010, 10:30 PM
I guess I'm not so much of a Beatlephile since I hadn't seen that photo before and I found it really cool!

look
03-09-2010, 10:32 PM
Right on. I like em on the beach. Growing up, I had Whipped Cream and Other Delights on reel-to-reel, no shit.Cool. I used to listen to my parent's 45s and 33s, including Whipped Cream and What Now My Love...two amazing album covers.

http://www.personalconservatory.com/wp-content/2009/06/herb-alpert-what-now-my-love.jpg

In the late 70's a boyfriend of mine had reel-to-reel, considered awesome at the time. 8-tracks, not so much.

look
03-09-2010, 10:33 PM
I guess I'm not so much of a Beatlephile since I hadn't seen that photo before and I found it really cool!I hadn't either...it's a great find.

look
03-11-2010, 10:57 PM
A sweet disorder in the dress
Kindles in clothes a wantonness:
A lawn about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction --
An erring lace, which here and there
Enthrals the crimson stomacher --
A cuff neglectful, and thereby
Ribbands to flow confusedly --
A winning wave, deserving note,
In the tempestuous petticoat --
A careless shoe-string, in whose tie
I see a wild civility --
Do more bewitch me than when art
Is too precise in every part.

TwinSwords
03-11-2010, 11:01 PM
Clarity
by Michael Van Walleghen

We rented our vacation cottage
every summer of my childhood
from the same glum farmer-

a giant, cadaverous Chippewa
with ten children, who never
seemed to look at us at all.

We paid the rent, picked up
the oars for our rowboat
then drove uncertainly off

through his dolorous chickens
to whatever slapdash hovel
matched the number on our oars.

No running water, no electricity
and no gas either that I remember.
A wood stove maybe, an outhouse

but inevitably a place so small
and flimsy, so chipped or bent
in each detail, it seemed to us

just charming, doll-like really-
as if it might have been a diorama
in some museum of natural history.

Except that starting now of course
we'd have to live there. Hornets,
bats, the snake in the cupboard…

Take it easy, mother said. Relax.
She was born and raised up here
when northern Michigan was still

a dream-time, howling wilderness
of cold starvation and diphtheria.
She'd chop that snake to pieces.

And then she'd tuck me into a bed
exactly like the one she slept in
as a child. Every night, the same

huge shadows on the walls, the same
crickets, owls, and scrambling mice…
until once I even dreamt till dawn

that I could hear her baby sister
coughing. They gave her turpentine
I think, with lots of sugar in it

but she died anyway. That's why
at first light, there was so much
fog on the black water. No one

was up yet. Under our green boat
pulled halfway up on the beach
where the giant boatman left it

I found a brilliant leopard frog
beside a tiny, coal-black bullhead.
How still, how exquisite they look

even now, after all these years…
having achieved, in the mind's eye
the perfect clarity of last things.

Ocean
03-12-2010, 10:46 PM
Well... it's almost Friday 13th...

Superstition! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPDJicA816s&feature=related)

bjkeefe
03-12-2010, 11:02 PM
Well... it's almost Friday 13th...

Superstition! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPDJicA816s&feature=related)

Take two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE), they're small!

Ocean
03-12-2010, 11:12 PM
Take two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE), they're small!

Great! Two Stevies!

AemJeff
03-12-2010, 11:32 PM
Take two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE), they're small!

You can tell, watching that performance, just how much of a monster musical talent Steve Wonder is. What an effing band!

bjkeefe
03-12-2010, 11:33 PM
Great! Two Stevies!

Which makes the end of the video you offered especially touching. (I hadn't finished watching it all the way through before I replied last time.)

look
03-13-2010, 07:13 PM
Thanks, TS, that's a thought-provoking poem.

Ocean
03-30-2010, 10:15 PM
A moment of nostalgia... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qxSwJC3Ly0)

look
03-30-2010, 10:36 PM
A moment of nostalgia... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qxSwJC3Ly0)Now don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky,
It slips away, and all your money won't another minute buy.

Thanks, Ocean.

look
03-30-2010, 11:04 PM
Love this song and video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWJXDG2i0A

rfrobison
03-30-2010, 11:26 PM
Speaking as a (semi) professional wordsmith. Let me just say: Bwhahaahahahahahahah!

HA!

look
03-30-2010, 11:36 PM
Speaking as a (semi) professional wordsmith. Let me just say: Bwhahaahahahahahahah!

HA!You just misspelled bwahahaahahahahahahaha! Please be more careful, this is a quality operation.

rfrobison
03-31-2010, 12:09 AM
You just misspelled bwahahaahahahahahahaha! Please be more careful, this is a quality operation.

Righto! And you mind your punctuation, bucko. Mr. "I-use-commas-where-periods-should-go"!

Oh, wait, Look. You're a female, aren't you?

Never mind.

P.S. Does "bucko" have a feminine form?

AemJeff
03-31-2010, 12:27 AM
Righto! And you mind your punctuation, bucko. Mr "I-use-commas-where-periods-should-go"!

Oh, wait, Look. You're a female, aren't you?

Never mind.

P.S. Does "bucko" have a feminine form?

I shouldn't do this. It's not polite. It's really not relevant, or even related; but somehow this conversation has me thinking about it. (And look, let 'em complain about your commas - I never had an English teacher that didn't bitch about mine, and all these years later I haven't improved one whit.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXg9KUiy00

rfrobison
03-31-2010, 12:56 AM
I shouldn't do this. It's not polite. It's really not relevant, or even related; but somehow this conversation has me thinking about it. (And look, let 'em complain about your commas - I never had an English teacher that didn't bitch about mine, and all these years later I haven't improved one whit.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXg9KUiy00

Never, mind, Jeff, you, do, it, your, way, buddy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,!!

Ocean
03-31-2010, 08:14 AM
I shouldn't do this. It's not polite. It's really not relevant, or even related; but somehow this conversation has me thinking about it. (And look, let 'em complain about your commas - I never had an English teacher that didn't bitch about mine, and all these years later I haven't improved one whit.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXg9KUiy00

Heh. And sentence construction including use of commas, semicolons, periods, placement of quotations and parenthesis are slightly different in different languages. When in addition to that, I'm in a stream of consciousness pouring out mode, well, you already know the results. It's so much fun!

Ocean
03-31-2010, 08:22 AM
Love this song and video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWJXDG2i0A

I knew the song, haven't watched the video. Thanks!

Should I take up board skating? ;)

nikkibong
03-31-2010, 03:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI&feature=related

i say first
medicinal wine from a teaspoon -

then beer from a bottle!!

Ocean
03-31-2010, 09:14 PM
I wasn't sure where to post this, but I just couldn't stop laughing with this episode.

Jon rocks! (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-30-2010/2-girls-1-gop)

The last two minutes of this section are hilarious.

The whole episode is worthwhile.

look
03-31-2010, 10:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI&feature=related

i say first
medicinal wine from a teaspoon -

then beer from a bottle!!Nikki likes show tunes! Will we ever plumb his depths?

All right, me, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYEdezKgbrk&feature=related

look
03-31-2010, 10:21 PM
Righto! And you mind your punctuation, bucko. Mr. "I-use-commas-where-periods-should-go"! I stand by my comma.

Oh, wait, Look. You're a female, aren't you?

Never mind. Guilty as charged.

P.S. Does "bucko" have a feminine form?Gee, I hope not.

look
03-31-2010, 10:35 PM
I shouldn't do this. It's not polite. It's really not relevant, or even related; but somehow this conversation has me thinking about it. (And look, let 'em complain about your commas - I never had an English teacher that didn't bitch about mine, and all these years later I haven't improved one whit.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXg9KUiy00LOL, how appropriate! So that's Sid Viscious and the Sex Pistols...'I killed a cat in my driveway, but I did it my way.'


You know who else did it his way?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx-ualuq45E&feature=fvw

rfrobison
03-31-2010, 10:50 PM
I stand by my comma.


As well you should. What can I say? I was grasping at straws to fend off your stinging critique of my spelling [Hmm, straws to fend off...bit of a mixed metaphor there too, I suppose.]

Guilty as charged.

Not at all. Some of my best friends are women, though I must say you've gone all Tammy Wynette on me--standing by your commas and all. Must be a girl thing.

Gee, I hope not.

Hmm, lets see. Buckess sounds vaguely obscene, so I guess that's out.

Buckette? Nah, too diminutive.

Buquée? Nope, too French.

Help me out here, I'm floundering again.

look
03-31-2010, 11:02 PM
I wasn't sure where to post this, but I just couldn't stop laughing with this episode.

Jon rocks! (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-30-2010/2-girls-1-gop)

The last two minutes of this section are hilarious.

The whole episode is worthwhile.Here's a pretty funny (old) one, too:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-august-8-2007/bonds-breaks-record

look
03-31-2010, 11:14 PM
As well you should. What can I say? I was grasping at straws to fend off your stinging critique of my spelling [Hmm, straws to fend off...bit of a mixed metaphor there too, I suppose.]



Not at all. Some of my best friends are women, though I must say you've gone all Tammy Wynette on me--standing by your commas and all. Must be a girl thing.



Hmm, lets see. Buckess sounds vaguely obscene, so I guess that's out.

Buckette? Nah, too diminutive.

Buquée? Nope, too French.

Help me out here, I'm floundering again.Let's keep it simple, and do as the Spanish; bucko, bucka.

rfrobison
03-31-2010, 11:18 PM
You got it, bucka. Works for me. Though it does sound kinda '70s sitcom-ish. "Sucka" et al. Still, I say we go with it.

look
03-31-2010, 11:21 PM
I loved these songs as a teen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYxKRXDT2I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0I6mhZ5wMw

look
03-31-2010, 11:24 PM
You got it, bucka. Works for me. Though it does sound kinda '70s sitcom-ish. "Sucka" et al. Still, I say we go with it.

rf, you crazy motha bucka!

Nighty-night, all.

AemJeff
03-31-2010, 11:29 PM
rf, you crazy motha bucka!

Nighty-night, all.

<groan> G'nite.

bjkeefe
04-01-2010, 05:09 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this, but I just couldn't stop laughing with this episode.

Jon rocks! (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-30-2010/2-girls-1-gop)

The last two minutes of this section are hilarious.

The whole episode is worthwhile.

That was good. Thanks for the link.

Must be hard to do comedy about a news item that is already inherently so comical, but they nailed it.

Ocean
04-01-2010, 07:12 AM
That was good. Thanks for the link.

Must be hard to do comedy about a news item that is already inherently so comical, but they nailed it.

John Oliver's performance was memorable.

Ocean
04-01-2010, 07:15 AM
I loved these songs as a teen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYxKRXDT2I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0I6mhZ5wMw

Hmmm... how mellow! Although this is not my favorite music style, I adore Barry White's voice!

bjkeefe
04-01-2010, 07:25 AM
I loved these songs as a teen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYxKRXDT2I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0I6mhZ5wMw

Ah, finally you have hit on an area where we are in violent agreement!

And never mind teenage -- I still love the old soul music. In particular, I haven't heard the Chi-Lites in too long. Thanks for the reminder.

And in return, just one of many great songs from another old favorite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alvEUFJtMw8). Okay, another (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRV3pDOvX7M).

Ocean
04-01-2010, 07:47 AM
Ah, finally you have hit on an area where we are in violent agreement!

And never mind teenage -- I still love the old soul music. In particular, I haven't heard the Chi-Lites in too long. Thanks for the reminder.

And in return, just one of many great songs from another old favorite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alvEUFJtMw8). Okay, another (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRV3pDOvX7M).

That's not fair! You picked one of the bands that I liked. I just didn't remember about them... got to go!

look
04-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Ah, finally you have hit on an area where we are in violent agreement!

And never mind teenage -- I still love the old soul music. In particular, I haven't heard the Chi-Lites in too long. Thanks for the reminder.

And in return, just one of many great songs from another old favorite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alvEUFJtMw8). Okay, another (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRV3pDOvX7M).I confess that I refrained from putting this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x__EQvcBuwE) one in my above group as I thought it might be a bit too repetitive, corny, or dated, but I loved that song, probably the most of the four, with regard to romantical teen-age day-dreaming. :) I also confess I thought the singers were a man and a woman.

bjkeefe
04-01-2010, 01:47 PM
I confess that I refrained from putting this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x__EQvcBuwE) one in my above group as I thought it might be a bit too repetitive, corny, or dated, but I loved that song, probably the most of the four, with regard to romantical teen-age day-dreaming. :) I also confess I thought the singers were a man and a woman.

I'll admit my fondness for the Stylistics was formed at a very early age, but nonetheless, I feel absolutely no hesitation to about continuing to love their music. (Unlike a lot of other stuff which I outgrew, and in some cases (e.g. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_doors)), even feel embarrassed about.) It's sweet, but not saccharine.

And yeah, that tenor (contratenor?) can flat-out sing, can't he? A pity we didn't reserve the phrase sings like a bird until he came along.

listener
04-01-2010, 05:17 PM
I wasn't sure where to post this, but I just couldn't stop laughing with this episode.

Jon rocks! (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-30-2010/2-girls-1-gop)

The last two minutes of this section are hilarious.

The whole episode is worthwhile.

Yes, I thought about posting a link to this too. It was a riot.

Jon Stewart is great, but I think equal credit should go to his cohorts, especially Wyatt Cenac, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and Aasif Mandvi, whose comic brilliance sometimes even outshines Stewart's. Do they write their own material?

Ocean
04-01-2010, 05:37 PM
I confess that I refrained from putting this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x__EQvcBuwE) one in my above group as I thought it might be a bit too repetitive, corny, or dated, but I loved that song, probably the most of the four, with regard to romantical teen-age day-dreaming. :) I also confess I thought the singers were a man and a woman.

Yes, look that's exactly the song I was thinking about this morning, but didn't have time to post. I must say this kind of music goes directly to the nucleus romanticus of the brain. ;)

Don't get me started with the ones I really like!

rfrobison
04-01-2010, 07:30 PM
Listening to those soul ballads was fun, though I'll always be more of a funk guy myself. Liked Stevie Wonder's early stuff--and still do. This one is a particular favorite. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZ3ZG_Wams) Leaving aside the gratuitous '70s reference to reincarnation, it chimed with my nascent political outlook and default optimism.

Oh and BJ, I wouldn't be too embarrassed by The Doors. Take it from a former Styx fan. You've got nothing to be ashamed of!

On the other hand, this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV1v6FmB4P0) seems apropos, somehow, given my employment struggles over the last year and a half or so. Viva Styx ???

AemJeff
04-01-2010, 08:15 PM
...
Oh and BJ, I wouldn't be too embarrassed by The Doors. Take it from a former Styx fan. You've got nothing to be ashamed of!

...

I find that a bold admission! :)

Ocean
04-01-2010, 08:25 PM
I was watching Colbert's Report when I saw the Reeses Easter bunny commercial, and well, I couldn't resist the love song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEtx2YTcD94)

What does Easter have to do with it?

Oh, that's another era... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eu3WIXuzmo)

osmium
04-01-2010, 08:40 PM
Oh and BJ, I wouldn't be too embarrassed by The Doors. Take it from a former Styx fan. You've got nothing to be ashamed of!

On the other hand, this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV1v6FmB4P0) seems apropos, somehow, given my employment struggles over the last year and a half or so. Viva Styx ???

Right on. I hope your struggles end and we don't get any new ones. I'll see your Blue Collar Man and raise you a Working Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h59mDlBSt7o). :)

osmium
04-01-2010, 08:50 PM
I'm going for broke here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Cm-mTeU4Y).

rfrobison
04-01-2010, 09:01 PM
Right on. I hope your struggles end and we don't get any new ones. I'll see your Blue Collar Man and raise you a Working Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h59mDlBSt7o). :)

Thanks, Osmium. And they have, at least for now. Starting a new gig in mid-April.

AemJeff
04-01-2010, 09:02 PM
I'm going for broke here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Cm-mTeU4Y).

Wow, Henry was a complete freak back then. It's interesting (to me, anyhow) that Black Flag is still compelling and totally listenable. A lot of Punk Rock really hasn't aged very well at all.

I can think of a few other exceptions.

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

(Here's the album version if you prefer something shorter and a bit less anarchic.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxygqSTO1lQ

rfrobison
04-01-2010, 09:10 PM
I'm going for broke here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Cm-mTeU4Y).

はっっっっ!

(Roughly "Haaax!" with the "x" not really voiced)

A Japanese interjection expressing shock, surprise, or disbelief.

I remember my punker acquaintances in high school going on about some Black Flag band, but I believe that was my first actual exposure.

I was more into the Christian equivalent--yes there was (is?) such a thing. For example... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTPlQirjpM8)

osmium
04-01-2010, 09:43 PM
I was more into the Christian equivalent--yes there was (is?) such a thing. For example... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTPlQirjpM8)

That was pretty awesome. I pride myself on knowing weird, awesome stuff from the 80s, and I didn't know that. Thanks.

osmium
04-01-2010, 09:46 PM
Wow, Henry was a complete freak back then. It's interesting (to me, anyhow) that Black Flag is still compelling and totally listenable. A lot of Punk Rock really hasn't aged very well at all.

I can think of a few other exceptions.

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

(Here's the album version if you prefer something shorter and a bit less anarchic.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxygqSTO1lQ

Oh totally. That's a standard.

AemJeff
04-01-2010, 09:49 PM
Oh totally. That's a standard.

Yup. And uncoverable, I think. (Though I have no doubt folks have tried.)

bjkeefe
04-01-2010, 11:01 PM
Oh and BJ, I wouldn't be too embarrassed by The Doors. Take it from a former Styx fan. You've got nothing to be ashamed of!

Heh. Actually, I count that as one of the rare good decisions I made at that time in my life -- "Styx sucks."

I have actually mellowed to the Duke's (http://www.iwise.com/syS10) point of view, but it really only applies in my mind as far as other people's taste go.

Also, S. Wonder rules. Or at least he did, back then.

rfrobison
04-01-2010, 11:12 PM
Rush! Wow, reminds me of all the geeks at my high school who, when they weren't playing Dungeons and Dragons, were sitting around listening to Rush.

'Course I was so uncool that even the geeks wouldn't have me. GPA was too low, I guess.

OK, that's more than enough nostalgia for one day, I think.

look
04-02-2010, 12:25 AM
Yes, look that's exactly the song I was thinking about this morning, but didn't have time to post. I must say this kind of music goes directly to the nucleus romanticus of the brain. ;)

Don't get me started with the ones I really like!Aw, give us just one...we need a baseline from which to surmise.

look
04-02-2010, 12:33 AM
Thanks, Osmium. And they have, at least for now. Starting a new gig in mid-April.Congrats! In celebration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCIUf8eYPqA

General note: Whatever the ultimate fate of a band's reputation, one cannot deny the greateness of such songs as 'Don't Stop Believing' or 'Dust in the Wind.' So there!

rfrobison
04-02-2010, 12:45 AM
Congrats! In celebration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCIUf8eYPqA

General note: Whatever the ultimate fate of a band's reputation, one cannot deny the greateness of such songs as 'Don't Stop Believing' or 'Dust in the Wind.' So there!

I hope it doesn't paint me as some kind of racist to say I was surprised to find out that BTO were a bunch of white guys...I can't remember when I learned that, but I remember being surprised.

look
04-02-2010, 12:56 AM
I hope it doesn't paint me as some kind of racist to say I was surprised to find out that BTO were a bunch of white guys...I can't remember when I learned that, but I remember being surprised.
Hmmm, I never pictured them as black....Although Average White Band sounded black to me.

Dude is rocking that kilt. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfAJLGFWxYo)

Adddendum to above mini-rant: L.A. Woman, also.

rfrobison
04-02-2010, 01:37 AM
Hmmm, I never pictured them as black....Although Average White Band sounded black to me.

Dude is rocking that kilt. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfAJLGFWxYo)

Adddendum to above mini-rant: L.A. Woman, also.

Very cool. I do notice they have a Black drummer as well. Not too many funk bands have a kilt-wearing guitarist. I wonder if they were in Scotland or something...

bjkeefe
04-02-2010, 08:45 AM
General note: Whatever the ultimate fate of a band's reputation, one cannot deny the greateness of such songs as 'Don't Stop Believing' or 'Dust in the Wind.' So there!

Ah, so much for our moment (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=157066#post157066) of musical harmony, as it were.

One can, in fact, deny the greateness. One can also deny the greatness. One might even suspect that your inner Freudian tried to type "grateness," since that's what those songs do to one's ears.

Ocean
04-02-2010, 10:58 PM
You gotta love YouTube!

Genesis. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W35wtfcByIY&feature=related)

AemJeff
04-02-2010, 11:18 PM
You gotta love YouTube!

Genesis. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W35wtfcByIY&feature=related)

I'm pretty ambivalent about these guys, except that I love the early pair of albums albums Nursery Cryme (http://www.amazon.com/Nursery-Cryme-Genesis/dp/B000002J1L/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1270264429&sr=1-2) and Foxtrot (http://www.amazon.com/Foxtrot-Genesis/dp/B000002J1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1270264468&sr=1-1), and I'm pretty big on Peter Gabriel's first four or so solo albums. But, speaking as a rock keyboard player, and as an aficionado of certain strains of prog and early electronica: dig this Mellotron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellotron):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBwVo27KJ1I&feature=related

Ocean
04-02-2010, 11:30 PM
I'm pretty ambivalent about these guys, except that I love the early pair of albums albums Nursery Cryme (http://www.amazon.com/Nursery-Cryme-Genesis/dp/B000002J1L/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1270264429&sr=1-2) and Foxtrot (http://www.amazon.com/Foxtrot-Genesis/dp/B000002J1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1270264468&sr=1-1), and I'm pretty big on Peter Gabriel's first four or so solo albums. But, speaking as a rock keyboard player, and as an aficionado of certain strains of prog and early electronica: dig this Mellotron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellotron):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBwVo27KJ1I&feature=related


I didn't know anything about early Genesis. Very interesting, thanks!

rfrobison
04-02-2010, 11:32 PM
Wow, dig Peter Gabriel's hair. Dig Phil Collins. He had hair. I'm feeling old...but not as old as these guys!

AemJeff
04-02-2010, 11:33 PM
You gotta love YouTube!

Genesis. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W35wtfcByIY&feature=related)

Btw, this is a great tune, probably the best thing on Nursery Cryme - but, the last minute or so ("Why don't you...") really is a superb moment, the sort of thing that makes this album (and Foxtrot, think about the ending of Supper's Ready) stand out.

AemJeff
04-02-2010, 11:36 PM
Wow, dig Peter Gabriel's hair. Dig Phil Collins. He had hair. I'm feeling old...but not as old as these guys!

Yeah, these guys (Gabriel, especially) look like babies here. And, jeeze, Phil's hair really was a precious asset, wasn't it?

Ocean
04-03-2010, 12:14 AM
Wow, dig Peter Gabriel's hair. Dig Phil Collins. He had hair. I'm feeling old...but not as old as these guys!

Yes, I had never seen the early videos. Phil Collins lost his hair so young, that it was a surprise indeed.

Ocean
04-03-2010, 12:18 AM
Btw, this is a great tune, probably the best thing on Nursery Cryme - but, the last minute or so ("Why don't you...") really is a superb moment, the sort of thing that makes this album (and Foxtrot, think about the ending of Supper's Ready) stand out.

Really young men.

osmium
04-03-2010, 09:16 PM
This is one of my favorite video/song combinations in existence.

Belle and Sebastian, Dirty Dream Number 2 (http://video.yahoo.com/watch/2014313/v2139316)

PS I really liked the Genesis.

rfrobison
04-04-2010, 02:25 AM
Happy Easter!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFFhBHpVucY&feature=related

Ocean
04-04-2010, 09:31 AM
Happy Easter!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFFhBHpVucY&feature=related

Happy Easter!

look
04-04-2010, 10:04 AM
Happy Easter!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFFhBHpVucY&feature=relatedBeautiful rendition, rf. That was one of my favorite Easter songs when I used to attend church.

Happy Easter!

bjkeefe
04-04-2010, 10:10 AM
Happy Easter!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFFhBHpVucY&feature=related

That was nice. Thanks.

Ocean
04-09-2010, 09:23 PM
Let's refresh this thread!

I just found this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnsSUqgkDwU&feature=player_embedded) funny and sweet.

look
04-09-2010, 09:36 PM
Let's refresh this thread!

I just found this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnsSUqgkDwU&feature=player_embedded) funny and sweet.Yeah, but you've been huffing Theraflu. ;)

listener
04-10-2010, 05:44 AM
Happy Easter!

That guitar piece was truly beautiful; sweet, spiritual, and heartfelt.

But for a slightly different perspective, perhaps more reflective of the contemporary American legacy of JC, there's this from the Austin Lounge Lizards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u8cjV1hMRQ&feature=related)...

Ocean
04-11-2010, 12:01 AM
I never stop being amazed by what I find in You Tube.

Good night! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwqzCAgoUNw&feature=related)

listener
04-11-2010, 12:10 AM
I never stop being amazed by what I find in You Tube.

Good night! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwqzCAgoUNw&feature=related)

Well, I'll be!

Good night to you too.

AemJeff
04-22-2010, 10:32 PM
Ocean just inadvertently inspired (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=159950#post159950) me to post this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hXyALR9vI). Please, I don't need no aspirin!

listener
04-22-2010, 11:29 PM
Ocean just inadvertently inspired (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=159950#post159950) me to post this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hXyALR9vI). Please, I don't need no aspirin!

Classic!

(Do you know the original version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i93-hlwULUk) by Little Willie John?)

[? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fever_%281956_song%29)]