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Title: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 04, 2010, 08:11:57 pm
It seems like sometimes I turn every thread into a thread about music. Or at least, try to. Here is a thread where we can talk about what we are digging lately, so that people who do not want to read yet another post about bands can avoid. I figure: we have a youtube thread, we have a movie thread kind of, here is the music thread.

lately I cannot stop having this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuoTjYYqe4c) song stuck in my head, even though I find it kind of obnoxious and uninteresting. That guitar tone! those chords! blaghhhh. They are coming to my school soon and all my friends are exciting.

My roommate says they sound "just like Sonic Youth," which... is completely wrong and weird. Occasionally he makes musical comparisons that make no sense. Another one my friends refer to a lot is when he said that No Age (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8bLzYZMq1s) "just sound like a Replacements (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl9KQ1Mub6Q) rip-off."
My theory is that he had never heard the replacements, but knew that I liked them, and so he assumed they sounded a certain way?

Anyway. These are all bands that I like. HOW ABOUT YOU, FRIENDS?
PS: with links!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 04, 2010, 08:19:44 pm
Most recent album I've bought is the Eels "End Times".

Some reviews have said that it is too emotionally-straight-forward and bordering on maudlin but...

I think those people are being needlessly cynical.

It's a mostly great album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on February 04, 2010, 08:40:23 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5168d%2B1Q2AL._SS500_.jpg)
Its the first time I paid someone to read a book to me. Its been okay.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on February 04, 2010, 09:52:02 pm
I went on a roadtrip to Woodstock in the summer and my friend played Dan Deacon for me because he has a song that uses dog barks and we used to get high and blast Jingle Dogs with windows down on busy streets.  I didn't really like it and forgot about it.

But I just discovered a new Dan Deacon vid last week that was sick and I sent it to him.  He was like, I already played this for you.  So I guess I was late on recognizing the brilliance.

Song doesn't start until the six minute mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxm5cUy3V_Y

I have more to contribute to this thread but I got to take care of business, I'll stop back in tonight.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 04, 2010, 10:02:48 pm
Today these a lot, I'm in a RAHH BRITPOP mood obviously

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKcXIFi-Rc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKcXIFi-Rc)

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4fMdG5D18o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4fMdG5D18o) This actually opens up sounding like an actual Kim Wilde song but gets fuck*ng awesome. My love is slightly inexplicable admittedly

I've also been listening to a lot of John Cale but can't find Andalucia which I have been listening to loads so have this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEOZLQ3d1FI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEOZLQ3d1FI) Achingly beautiful, my favourite version of what has at times been the most murdered song ever

All the Britpop stuff is incredibly out of sync with my normal listening but that is the beauty of such things I suppose
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Toaster on February 04, 2010, 10:14:22 pm
The other day I listened to all of Neutral Milk Hotel's three albums. I very much enjoyed the first two. The third, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, well... It came highly recommended by some people who I like, but after listening to it... Wow. Musically, it was very good. But the lyrics... creepy and morbid and strange. Nothing made sense, and the stuff that did make sense, I didn't want it to because it was so weird. Like, if I didn't speak English, I would have thought it was beautiful.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 04, 2010, 10:26:12 pm
lately I cannot stop having this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuoTjYYqe4c) song stuck in my head, even though I find it kind of obnoxious and uninteresting. That guitar tone! those chords! blaghhhh. They are coming to my school soon and all my friends are exciting.

I'm not sure I love that song so much as I love that video.  It's so natural and organic.

My roommate says they sound "just like Sonic Youth," which... is completely wrong and weird. Occasionally he makes musical comparisons that make no sense. Another one my friends refer to a lot is when he said that No Age (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8bLzYZMq1s) "just sound like a Replacements (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl9KQ1Mub6Q) rip-off."
My theory is that he had never heard the replacements, but knew that I liked them, and so he assumed they sounded a certain way?

Huh?  No Age sounds more like Sonic Youth than that other band.  I assume you've considered the fact that your room mate doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about.  Also, why do you care?

Me, I've been listening to a lot of new music that's come my way lately.  Ripped an entire collection from a friend.  Some of the Gems are , Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga, Band of hosss second album, Johnny Cash's Personal File.  I also picked up Them Crooked Vultures which is pretty dang good.  I'm also listening to GKA's box set of a mix disc as well as The Mayors, both of which are damn fine.  I'm listening to GKA's mix as I type this.  3 is a magic number...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 05, 2010, 12:40:45 am
Quote
Huh?  No Age sounds more like Sonic Youth than that other band.  I assume you've considered the fact that your room mate doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about.  Also, why do you care?
Yeah, he doesn't know what he is talking about. It just makes me wonder how many other things he jabbers about are utter crock.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how we both talk a lot, but when I talk a lot it is because I am bad at knowing what things other people will think are interesting. I tell too many stories, etc. He talks a lot because he thinks the things he has to say are important, and correct, and everyone else is an idiot. GRATING.

*****_god... a while ago I got a personal email from Dan Deacon. it was really weird. I wrote an email to his label asking about getting some new albums, and he wrote me back personally. I kind of felt cool about it, but it was also like... a personal email from a musician who I am not particularly into? OK.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: oball on February 05, 2010, 02:29:49 am
FUTURE OF THE LEFT

Seriously, this band is so good.  I only started listening to them in December and I love everything I have heard.

Here are some songs:

Arming Eritrea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkTvISL53HQ)

Chin Music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mROi39FvtEc)

The Hope That House Built (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAwliet2vqo)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 05, 2010, 02:47:06 am
FUTURE OF THE LEFT

Seriously, this band is so good.  I only started listening to them in December and I love everything I have heard.

Here are some songs:

Arming Eritrea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkTvISL53HQ)

Chin Music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mROi39FvtEc)

The Hope That House Built (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAwliet2vqo)

That shit rocks, dude.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 05, 2010, 02:53:37 am
I'm not sure I love that song so much as I love that video.  It's so natural and organic.

XXX version (http://www.mbvmusic.com/2009/10/27/video-girls-lust-for-life-hardcore-xxx-edit/17579)

I went to a concert in San Francisco last October and I swear I saw the girl in the bathtub.

I liked that song/video so much, and this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcqwfFKagH4) even more, that I was really excited for their album. It's not that good. But I'm seeing them a week from tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 05, 2010, 03:02:39 am
FUTURE OF THE LEFT

Seriously, this band is so good.  I only started listening to them in December and I love everything I have heard.

Here are some songs:

Arming Eritrea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkTvISL53HQ)

Chin Music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mROi39FvtEc)

The Hope That House Built (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAwliet2vqo)

Oh good god yes. fuck*ng brilliant. The Welsh (http://i48.tinypic.com/11rej6b_th.gif) (http://i49.tinypic.com/wluqsx_th.gif)

I have been in the pub in third video.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on February 05, 2010, 03:18:45 am
I went to a concert in San Francisco last October and I swear I saw the girl in the bathtub.
Not Tubgirl, one hopes

(http://i49.tinypic.com/wluqsx_th.gif)
That's quite an emoticon.  I was trying to parse it, unwilling to accept it as what it clearly is.  I thought, "surely that is a man clapping".  But I think not.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 05, 2010, 03:22:19 am
That's quite an emoticon.  I was trying to parse it, unwilling to accept it as what it clearly is.  I thought, "surely that is a man clapping".  But I think not.

It conveys extreme appreciation in a way all men can understand. Clapping fits this so why not
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 05, 2010, 03:22:57 am
Not Tubgirl, one hopes

Oh Jesus. Why, oh why did I google that? You'd think I just discovered the internet tonight. Like, that's vomit inducing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 05, 2010, 03:24:36 am
Oh Jesus. Why, oh why did I google that? You'd think I just discovered the internet tonight. Like, that's vomit inducing.

Bwahahahaha
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: oball on February 05, 2010, 03:35:31 am
Ah man, that reaction takes me back to the halcyon days of the internet.  Glad to see Tubgirl is still claiming victims.

Now google Goatse and Lemonparty!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 05, 2010, 03:43:11 am
I know goatse and am now too wise to google lemonparty
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 05, 2010, 03:46:14 am
Hey Miles click this (http://www.meatspin.com)

Seriously though don't click it I don't want to get banned
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Toaster on February 05, 2010, 03:48:29 am
Ah man, that reaction takes me back to the halcyon days of the internet.  Glad to see Tubgirl is still claiming victims.

Now google Goatse and Lemonparty!
I read that in the pig's voice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 05, 2010, 03:49:55 am
Oh man, really? That was new to you?

There's a whole new world of information of which you are probably not aware.

Mr. T, for example, has interesting tastes in cuisine.

You may be amused to know to whom all the bases are belong, as well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on February 05, 2010, 03:50:05 am
Whatever you do, don't google "two girls one cup".

But the reaction videos can be pretty funny.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: oball on February 05, 2010, 04:03:29 am
There's a set of pictures out there showing some guy handing Ron Jeremy a phone with goatse on the screen at some convention (I'd find them but I'm not googling "ron jeremy + goatse" on a uni computer).  It's great, because the pictures capture him going through all the classic Stages of Goatse: Initial curiosity before he actually sees it, shock/disgust as he realises what he's seeing, a grin at how ridiculous it is, and finally, showing it to someone else and laughing at their reaction.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Toaster on February 05, 2010, 04:20:33 am
http://www.collegehumor.com/picture:1648540

Ron Jeremy as Bill Adama

#BattlestarGalacticaPornVersionBrainstormingSession

BEGIN!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: oball on February 05, 2010, 04:34:15 am
I like how inev started a thread specifically about music to stop himself from derailing threads by talking about music, only for it to be derailed onto the topic of Battlestar Galactica porn.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Toaster on February 05, 2010, 04:35:17 am
All roads lead to Rome, my friend.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 05, 2010, 04:40:25 am
Well, it got us MOSTLY to Rome.

Rome itself would be porn about Loonette from "The Big Red Comfy Couch".

You know. Just to be technical.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 05, 2010, 05:04:49 am
man, I cannot stand that Future of the Left band. My friends were all about them for a bit, and I just do not like it at all.

I just found out that the Girls concert is at the same time as the superbowl. Normally this is an easy choice, but my old roommates who I never see anymore are having a superbowl party...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on February 05, 2010, 06:08:28 am
The other day I listened to all of Neutral Milk Hotel's three albums. I very much enjoyed the first two. The third, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, well... It came highly recommended by some people who I like, but after listening to it... Wow. Musically, it was very good. But the lyrics... creepy and morbid and strange. Nothing made sense, and the stuff that did make sense, I didn't want it to because it was so weird. Like, if I didn't speak English, I would have thought it was beautiful.

I speak English, and I think that it's beautiful. I love listening to it, and I love not forgetting that you are ordering Canadian bacon right now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 07, 2010, 03:36:10 am
I picked up Iron & Wine's "Around the Well" last week and have been listening to it non-stop.  Sam Beam's B-sides are better than most people's A-sides. 

When my eMusic credits refresh tomorrow, I'm downloading the new Spoon album, and... something else.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on February 07, 2010, 12:19:24 pm
Today I just DLed "Magnificent City" which is pretty badass colab between RJD2 (electronic producer) and some other guy from a few years ago.  On the electronic front Calvin Harris has been pretty good and so accessible that anyone I've played him for wants to DL.

On the jazz front I'm going back to listen to all the mid-era Miles Davis which will culminate with a very serious listen of "In A Silent Way."  That album is maximum difficulty.  Also a Return To Forever DVD came out pretty recently, it's mad good.

Rock is basically a dead genre, but I'm listening to Mute Math's sophmore, Armistice.  Mars Volta - Octahedron was better than expected.  And I take it everyone keeps Phoenix is heavy rotation, right?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on February 07, 2010, 12:26:44 pm
Also it's been enough years removed to re-listen to Joe Satriani's entire catalog.  Specifically, I'm looking forward to hearing the self-titled album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 08, 2010, 06:08:05 am
funny story: Girls have this one song that sounds totally like sonic youth.

oops.

I think I have to reevaluate them after how much I liked that live show.

I just spend so much of my guitar-playing time trying not to just play catchy motown chord progressions, it is hard to get into a band that just embraces "we are going to play motown-ish chord progressions, screw it."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on February 08, 2010, 09:03:04 am
Today I just DLed "Magnificent City" which is pretty badass colab between RJD2 (electronic producer) and some other guy from a few years ago.

Oh man, there is a big difference between the instrumental RJD2 Mag City album and the one with the rapper.  The rapper sucks.  The instrumentals are pretty cool and useful for DJing situations.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on February 08, 2010, 05:15:16 pm
funny story: Girls have this one song that sounds totally like sonic youth.

I swear I saw Girls open for Los Campesinos and I swear they sounded like a shitty jam band. But this doesn't seem to make sense.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: JorgeFabregas on February 08, 2010, 05:33:06 pm
It would appear that you would be at least partially correct
http://www.avclub.com/dc/articles/los-campesinos-at-930-club,31356/
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on February 08, 2010, 05:38:16 pm
It would appear that you would be at least partially correct
http://www.avclub.com/dc/articles/los-campesinos-at-930-club,31356/

Yup, that was it. I remember the first bad was just bad. Girls first song was good and things went downhill rapidly from there. My friend and I both kept checking our watches.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 08, 2010, 07:53:13 pm
need your needs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlX7K8DZLOk)-georgie james

vanity fair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPAw4cM_Uhc)-mr bungle

alive with the glory of love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rYZjv3wNg)-say anything
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on February 09, 2010, 10:25:42 am
The Ship Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKlaV-9Vzsk). Nick Cave.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 10, 2010, 12:58:38 pm
The Ship Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKlaV-9Vzsk). Nick Cave.

Utter beauty. The Good Son is such a great album
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 10, 2010, 03:40:39 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pte3Jg-2Ax4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pte3Jg-2Ax4) Big Star were brilliant for so many reasons and this is definitely one of them
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 10, 2010, 04:16:43 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pte3Jg-2Ax4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pte3Jg-2Ax4) Big Star were brilliant for so many reasons and this is definitely one of them

This song was on a mixdisc I sent you years ago.  Is that how you came to know about it?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 10, 2010, 04:21:30 pm
This song was on a mixdisc I sent you years ago.  Is that how you came to know about it?

You know, I think this may well be the case. Actually yeah, I went to see Big Star live in London a few years back on the strength of that song and have loved them completely and utterly since. Paul you are one good man
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 10, 2010, 06:01:50 pm
Wait a minute, Big Star is back together? 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 10, 2010, 08:05:02 pm
I'm guessing Chris Bell won't be out on tour with them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 10, 2010, 08:12:20 pm
I remember hearing about a thing from about 10-15 years ago where Alex Chilton teamed up with another established group to do a show billed as Big Star.  Reading about that "reunion" in Rolling Stones was when I first heard about Big Star.  I'm guessing something like that is whats going on now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 11, 2010, 12:52:37 am
Utter beauty. The Good Son is such a great album

Can'd for awesome taste. The Good Son is one of my favorites of all time. It's one of those records I put on when I'm sick of listening to everything else. There are only a handful of those.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pte3Jg-2Ax4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pte3Jg-2Ax4) Big Star were brilliant for so many reasons and this is definitely one of them

I've been listening to Big Star recently. I've really been enjoying this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q10DAu6-_8w
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 11, 2010, 04:18:42 am
I found this cool blog (http://icoulddietomorrow.blogspot.com) that posts download links for lots of stuff, mostly things not available on CD (singles, EPs, etc). it is kind of all over the place, genre wise, but one of the guys posts awesome 80s/90s indie pop. I really like all the stuff I have gotten from here so far.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 12, 2010, 06:36:43 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpkGvk1rQBI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpkGvk1rQBI) Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning. Brilliant song, one of the best choruses of any pop song ever

As for Big Star: pretty sure they come to London fairly regularly for one off reunion gigs. There were loads of Americans/Canadians there who'd come over just for the concert.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on February 12, 2010, 06:50:23 pm
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning. Brilliant song, one of the best choruses of any pop song ever


Wow, that one is so old even *I* recognize it!

One of my faves.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: oball on February 12, 2010, 09:35:40 pm
Fun fact: the singer of that song is now our Minister for the Environment.

King of the Mountain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGNjxqc61vw) is my favourite Oils song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on February 12, 2010, 11:36:16 pm
I was never a huge fan but I always liked Forgotten years. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVQDoeecmZs)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: elephantsdancerealfunky on February 13, 2010, 11:15:14 pm
huh.  I'd like to meet her tailor.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on February 13, 2010, 11:45:41 pm
A-wooo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: elephantsdancerealfunky on February 14, 2010, 01:11:16 am
wait... what happened to the post I was replying to?  This forum is very confusing to me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 14, 2010, 01:36:30 am
Those damn warewolves.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: elephantsdancerealfunky on February 14, 2010, 08:20:54 am
http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/anavabi/mp3/ (http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/anavabi/mp3/) here's some music.  probably computer generated, I didn't check.  Burn it on a CD, keep it in your car.  Pop it in next time you pick up a hitch-hiker, crank it up.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 15, 2010, 06:34:05 am
Down Colorful Hill, by Red House Painters. Particularly this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BMZ7wfLyno). It's on right now. But the whole album is fucktacular. It's one of the handful of records I can always listen to, even when I'm sick of just about everything. Like The Good Son as I previously mentioned.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on February 17, 2010, 04:01:38 pm
When this series of sights and sounds entered my brain, I closed my internets and took a minute to collect myself. Then I downloaded all of their songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8BWBn26bX0
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
Its old so Im probably behind the curve on this one.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: JorgeFabregas on February 17, 2010, 04:07:34 pm
Yes, you are a bit behind the curve. The rest of the world has been waiting for them to put out a second album for the better part of a decade.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 17, 2010, 05:44:43 pm
When this series of sights and sounds entered my brain, I closed my internets and took a minute to collect myself. Then I downloaded all of their songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8BWBn26bX0
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
Its old so Im probably behind the curve on this one.

I came to know this song via a mixdisc that MisterQueue did back in the day.

BTW, I finished the artwork for my mix last night.  Now I just have to do the burns and packaging.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 17, 2010, 10:13:37 pm
I listened to The Avalanches one time, and never got into it. I will try again.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 18, 2010, 03:06:35 am
ODSESEY AND ORACLE uis posibly the best album of the 60s. THERE I sadi thit.

It is sauperb.

Carae of cell 44 isa so god it meaksme weep wiath joy!

ALSO thae housemartins arae fuckin godly. aboslutely fuck*ng GODLY. So good

TAKE JESUSE TAKE MARX ATAKE HOPE.

LONDON 0 HULL 4

GNIGHT AEVYERONE.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on February 18, 2010, 04:46:48 am
ODSESEY AND ORACLE uis posibly the best album of the 60s. THERE I sadi thit.

It is sauperb.

Carae of cell 44 isa so god it meaksme weep wiath joy!

Here's a sober affirmation of that opinion: HELL YES.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 18, 2010, 05:00:49 am
I can't help but look at that dude, though, and think that he is Carrottop's soft-butch lesbian sister.

EDIT: wrong thread?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 18, 2010, 05:42:30 am
I saw the Zombies play a few years ago.  They were pretty cool.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 18, 2010, 06:53:03 am
Lately I am in this really crappy rut where I just don't like anything that I hear.

I haven't felt like this since high school... I feel like part of it is projecting my problems with people onto the music they like.

I really love Odyssey and Oracle, and when I played it for my girlfriend she smirked, because she does not like music that is tender and beautiful and warm.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 18, 2010, 07:24:33 am
I got the most recent Neil Young and I liked that. But again, that's something new by someone I already like.

Still the line "I got hope/but you can't eat hope" is fuckin' CLUTCH.

I'm looking forward to hearing the Flaming Lips cover of "Dark Side of the Moon" despite the mixed reviews.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: oball on February 18, 2010, 07:38:00 am
she does not like music that is tender and beautiful and warm.

You should play her some Wolves In The Throne Room (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4ibBdXJ3Jg).

Incidentally, they are playing in Hobart tomorrow night and I am giddy with excitement.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 18, 2010, 04:05:38 pm
I don't think the Housemartins are particularly big in America? But they're absolutely fantastic.

They're fantastic. Catchiest hook on one of their albums: "Don't wag your fingers at them and turn to walk away/Don't shoot someone tomorrow that you can shoot today"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ehden6aPl0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ehden6aPl0&feature=related) Happy Hour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOyF50wlBU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOyF50wlBU&feature=related) Me And The Farmer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOjG91LX8Wg&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOjG91LX8Wg&feature=related) Caravan Of Love - Acapella cover of Isley Jasper Isley, Paul Heaton really did have an incredible voice

Hope you enjoy.

Inev, sort your bird out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on February 18, 2010, 05:16:48 pm
Incidentally, they are playing in Hobart tomorrow night and I am giddy with excitement.
Tasmania?  Why did I think you were a mainlander?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 18, 2010, 07:25:43 pm
Because you've never actually SEEN him chew through a tree to get to Bugs Bunny.

This has only been implied.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on February 18, 2010, 07:29:57 pm
Dan, I am mostly a vocalist dude when I listen to music. However, when I hear something like Avalanches or specifically Girl Talk, I feel a total connection with the music and love it. After seeing GT live I even made a song that has made its round at the clubs here. Any suggestions? (uh PM me if you want my song)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 18, 2010, 08:41:38 pm
I just got Wolfgang Amadaus Phoenix and I can't stop listening to it.  I've got "1901" ringing in my head when I try to go to sleep at night.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 18, 2010, 09:19:58 pm
If you need to eject a song stuck in your head, I find that "The Night Chicago Died" can purge damn near any other song in a snap.

That is, if you can deal with getting "The Night Chicago Died" stuck in your head for a week.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: oball on February 18, 2010, 11:41:27 pm
Tasmania?  Why did I think you were a mainlander?

Because I've only got the one head.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on February 19, 2010, 01:29:58 am
If you need to eject a song stuck in your head, I find that "The Night Chicago Died" can purge damn near any other song in a snap.

That is, if you can deal with getting "The Night Chicago Died" stuck in your head for a week.

DAMN YOU!!!

/shakes fist.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: JorgeFabregas on February 19, 2010, 02:18:15 am
I'm pretty sure that I need to hear EhnWaiYou's club song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on February 19, 2010, 02:43:11 am
Quote from: Paper Lace
NaNaNa  NaNaNa   NaNaNaNaNaNaNa

Curse you and your infectious early '70s pop ballads, LFM!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on February 19, 2010, 07:14:01 am
You should play her some Wolves In The Throne Room (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4ibBdXJ3Jg).

Incidentally, they are playing in Hobart tomorrow night and I am giddy with excitement.

I just started listening to them a little while ago. I like it.

Also, I have found The Faceless to be quite devoid of either humanity or warmth. FWIW
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Lister on February 19, 2010, 09:41:34 am
I am late to the party.  I first heard this song in that car commercial at the Super Bowl.

However, The Heavy totally rocked out Letterman (http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/video/?play=true&pid=PMZn0ZshOfdkqPhyLc_5uASnrFZKAgkd) and got an encore request.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on February 19, 2010, 01:17:36 pm
Because I've only got the one head.

Cann'd for bothering to make the joke that all of three people on this board will appreciate.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on February 19, 2010, 03:50:50 pm
Probably married his sister though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 19, 2010, 03:52:59 pm
However, The Heavy totally rocked out Letterman (http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/video/?play=true&pid=PMZn0ZshOfdkqPhyLc_5uASnrFZKAgkd) and got an encore request.

I think they have a hit on their hands.  Also, Rickenbacker 4001 FTW!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on February 19, 2010, 06:57:27 pm
I am late to the party.  I first heard this song in that car commercial at the Super Bowl.

However, The Heavy totally rocked out Letterman (http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/video/?play=true&pid=PMZn0ZshOfdkqPhyLc_5uASnrFZKAgkd) and got an encore request.

This shit rocks.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 20, 2010, 03:59:19 pm
Jacques Brel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1oX3bdIMqk)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on February 21, 2010, 05:03:36 am
By the way, the thing I listen most to is...tinnitus. It doesn't have much of a beat, though.
Mine sounds like cicadas (http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/fauna/Michigan_Cicadas/Periodical/mp3sounds/sdecimchor.mp3).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 22, 2010, 01:40:57 am
I could probably find a less stereotypical band to love than Pavement, but I love them so much.

Lately I am really into Beat Happening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3mJgk1aA5A), and Black Tambourine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_pQYGs0ysU).


Last night was our big free rock concert:
openers were Spelling Bee, from STL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0KSSv3l0z8)
and two bands from Brooklyn, on this label called Famous Class:
Boogie Boarder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNUSt4Tjrq0)
and Darlings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-DAhI6oZyY) (this song is... kind of boring. I like their other stuff a lot more. Also, live they are noisier... see 1:30 or so into the video. They do this thing a lot, that I love, where they get really noisy and build... and then go right back into pretty, well-structured pop.)

Live, Darlings are more like this: awesome noisy guitar rock awesome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50cyXiGJn5Y)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 22, 2010, 05:59:15 pm
Also, can we talk more about Dr. Dog? They are so good. So good. I have now heard two of their albums, and I love both of them. I like when a band can occasionally have moments where you say "oh, the beatles!" or "oh, the flaming lips!" but is more than just a rip-off. I would compare them to certain flaming lips songs, but like... more consistent songwriting.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 22, 2010, 09:33:00 pm
I like when a band can occasionally have moments where you say "oh, the beatles!" or "oh, the flaming lips!" but is more than just a rip-off.

My mother told me she was watching a Radiohead movie last week.  She said they had moments where they reminded her of the Beatles.  I complimented her on being insightful.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 23, 2010, 12:34:13 am
My mother told me she was watching a Radiohead movie last week.  She said they had moments where they reminded her of the Beatles.  I complimented her on being insightful.

your mom is more hip than you, dogg.  wtf?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2010, 08:19:10 am
your mom is more hip than you, dogg.  wtf?

Yeah, it's true.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 23, 2010, 09:10:52 pm
Double albums? Triple albums?

Why do people do this. EDIT. TAKE OUT THE SONGS THAT ARE BAD. COME ON, THIS ISN'T HARD.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on February 23, 2010, 10:57:10 pm
You're underestimating the willingness of fans to buy whatever pearls drop from the fingers of their god(dess).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: oball on February 23, 2010, 11:06:40 pm
EDIT. TAKE OUT THE SONGS THAT ARE BAD. COME ON, THIS ISN'T HARD.

With mp3 playlists these days, you can do that yourself.  Construct your favourite album from the three albums worth of stuff on offer!  It's like a musical buffet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on February 23, 2010, 11:26:31 pm
Double albums? Triple albums?

Why do people do this. EDIT. TAKE OUT THE SONGS THAT ARE BAD. COME ON, THIS ISN'T HARD.

I know, what were The Beatles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_%28album%29), The Clash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Calling), Bob Dylan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_on_Blonde), Fleetwood Mac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tusk_%28album%29), The Jimi Hendrix Experience (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Ladyland), The Rolling Stones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_St.), and Stevie Wonder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_in_the_Key_of_Life) thinking?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 24, 2010, 12:28:53 am
The only one of those albums that I don't think is too long is the white album. I have not heard that bob Dylan album or rolling stones album, though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 24, 2010, 02:09:43 am
The only one of those albums that I don't think is too long is the white album. I have not heard that bob Dylan album or rolling stones album, though.

You haven't heard Exile on Main St.?  Drop everything.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on February 24, 2010, 02:17:04 am
The only one of those albums that I don't think is too long is the white album. I have not heard that bob Dylan album or rolling stones album, though.

You haven't heard Blonde on Blonde?  Drop everything.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on February 24, 2010, 02:23:47 am
You haven't heard Songs in the Key of Life? Drop everything.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 24, 2010, 02:28:39 am
You haven't heard Songs in the Key of Life? Drop everything.

I think he has heard that one.  He thinks it's too long.  It's only the Dylan and the Stones he hasn't heard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on February 24, 2010, 02:34:57 am
if he thinks it's too long, he's never really listened to it is my point there
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 24, 2010, 02:38:39 am
Ah!  You've got a point there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on February 24, 2010, 04:09:53 am
London Calling is too long?!?!

I despair for the easily bored ears of the younger generation
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 24, 2010, 05:42:25 am
With mp3 playlists these days, you can do that yourself.  Construct your favourite album from the three albums worth of stuff on offer!  It's like a musical buffet.

I know, what were The Beatles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_%28album%29) ... thinking?

I know this amounts to sacrilege here, but I've done that with the White Album.

Blonde on Blonde is Bob Dylan's best album, and you could also make a case for Exile on Main St. for the Stones. And, well, Tusk, London Calling and Songs in the Key of Life.

Double albums? Triple albums?

Why do people do this. EDIT. TAKE OUT THE SONGS THAT ARE BAD. COME ON, THIS ISN'T HARD.

I bet it's probably hard. Are you referring to Joanna Newsom's most recent album? Is it worth checking out?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 24, 2010, 06:26:38 am
Blonde on Blonde is in Dylan's 6 album period where whichever one I last listened to is my favorite, but Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands isn't too great it's the whole last side.  Like, it is good, but only (very) rarely am I in the mood for that track.

London Calling is great, but Sandinista could have been their best if it wasn't that 3-lp nightmare.  Cut that shit down to 2 and it is one of the 100 or so timeless albums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on February 24, 2010, 02:00:11 pm
Highway 61 is better than Blonde on Blonde.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 24, 2010, 04:56:47 pm
Tommy is another double album that's nowhere near too long.  The greatest "Rock Opera" ever.  I used to listen to this with headphones when I was a young boy (it came out when I was 6).  The album came with a booklet of surreal pictures.  I would sit in the den alone listening and looking at the pictures; It blew my fuck*ng mind.

George Harrison's first solo album was the triple disc All Things must pass which is easily his best album.  Of course in his case he had just gone through 10 years of having 1 song per album given he was the third best song writer in the Beatles.  He followed that up less than a year later with the triple album Concert for Bangladesh which is one of my favorite albums ever; a brilliant album.  Sadly, Harrison really shot his wad with All Things Must Pass; nothing he did subsequently ever came even close to it's brilliance.

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is Smashing Pumpkins best album in my opinion.  it's two hours long and it also has a companion album, The Aeroplane Flies High which is another hour or so of leftovers from the Mellon Collie sessions; they were used as "b" sides on the Mellon Collie sessions.  It's completely awesome as well.  One of the songs on Aeroplane is Pastichio Medley which is a 23 minute pastiche of unfinished song ideas, many of which I would have loved to hear fleshed out into actual songs.  Like Harrison though this was the end of Billy Corgan's brilliance.

So maybe we should not be complaining that Newsom has put out such a long album, but rather be wary of her next one.  Ha ha.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 25, 2010, 07:04:12 am
Quote
I bet it's probably hard. Are you referring to Joanna Newsom's most recent album? Is it worth checking out?

I found her music to be unpleasant and kind of pretentious even before it was 2 hours long.

I am obviously in the minority here. Sorry. There are many songs on all of the double albums I can think of that I regularly skip, except maybe the White Album.

I guess I can handle double albums when they're meant to be just big collections of songs... but when it's like, hey, here is this 2 hour long narrative... I just can't handle it. It's like watching a 4 hour long movie.

Also part of it for me is that a double album almost always seems to involve a lot of "this is IMPORTANT, this is my ART, this is my MASTERWORK. This isn't just POP MUSIC."

maybe I just have too short of an attention span. if I wanted to listen to something this long I would listen to classical music or something. and I don't want to listen to that at all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 25, 2010, 07:46:44 am
Highway 61 is better than Blonde on Blonde.

shit man, if we putting it out Bringing it All Back Home or Another Side of... are the best.  Highway 61 is my least favorite (of the best album releasing streak of all time), even though it has thin man, tom thumb and desolation road.  Rolling Stone is great and all, but it is really kinda underpar for Dylan- the live 66 official bootleg version is how it should sound- and songs 2-4 are just meh.  The music is corny as all fuck on most of the tracks (works well on title track) and almost, almost ruins desolation row.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 25, 2010, 01:43:24 pm
Rolling Stone is great and all, but it is really kinda underpar for Dylan- the live 66 official bootleg version is how it should sound

I disagree that it's not up to par for Dylan, but the bootleg version is better. I love that recording.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on February 25, 2010, 02:19:38 pm
shit man, if we putting it out Bringing it All Back Home or Another Side of... are the best.  Highway 61 is my least favorite (of the best album releasing streak of all time), even though it has thin man, tom thumb and desolation road.  Rolling Stone is great and all, but it is really kinda underpar for Dylan- the live 66 official bootleg version is how it should sound- and songs 2-4 are just meh.  The music is corny as all fuck on most of the tracks (works well on title track) and almost, almost ruins desolation row.

Now that's just crazy talk.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on February 25, 2010, 04:38:35 pm
classical music... I don't want to listen to that at all.

am i inferring correctly here because what a shame if i am
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on February 28, 2010, 11:34:40 am
I went to a random bar to try to convince them to turn on the bronze medal olympic hockey game.  Bad news is my bet lost, but the good news is I saw this (http://www.myspace.com/communicationcorporation) Mr. Bungle/dance/EbuGogo/SOAD band I was digging, The Communication Corporation.  Dude playin' a sick, gaudy, rickenbacker bass, keytarist lead singer, metal influenced drummer, and kinda a butterface hipster girl singing backup and dancing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on March 01, 2010, 12:57:49 am
I'm listening to this  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqINd-7XJW8) a lot. Amazing buildup and climax.

Also this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=487594W0dq4). From 1:33 onwards, it's the heaviest thing I have listened since Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying". Schnittke rules with iron fists.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 15, 2010, 06:36:26 am
As much as I am bothered by my girlfriend sharing albums with me that her ex told her to check out, this is really rad. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJI69_wcZvE)
(not bothered by the sharing with me, bothered by the "yeah, my... um.... friend... sent me this, we really have the same taste in music, he always knows what I'll like.")

A lot of the album is synth-y goth-y stuff that I don't like, but I like this song a whole lot.

One of the other songs has this incredibly creepy/upsetting KKK imagery going on in the video, which I really do not like at all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 16, 2010, 05:42:16 pm
I am in a Starbucks, soaking up wi-fi before going to a meeting up the street, and they just played the Avett Brothers' "Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise."  That's pleasing. 

And contrary to what Bobby will tell you, I did not eat any of my co-workers today.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 17, 2010, 04:09:59 am
I really like Deerhunter and Bradford Cox generally, but have lately been really digging these songs:

VHS Dream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfS33rfA3JU

Famous Last Words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpranePjbKE or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-lBQtx4SLU

The second video is kind of cool.

Did I already share my favorite?

Little Kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ZtxWzaDQg
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 18, 2010, 12:27:10 am
I am kind of obsessed with the Joy Division album Warsaw, and especially No Love Lost.

Especially the loud part, duh.

I am trying to find a youtube link that is the right version... it is so good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on March 18, 2010, 02:49:23 am
I was spending a gift voucher from my Dad from christmas on random cds last week and made some joke to the guy at the counter about a cd that was lying there that someone had obviously left behind, something like 'You'd at least hope they'd leave something awesome.' to which he replied that actually it was one of his favourite cds. So I bought it with the change from the voucher and it's actually pretty decent, very nice early morning music.
It was Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left.
I'll find some youtubes when I get home.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on March 18, 2010, 03:59:05 am
Also check out Bryter Layter and Pink Moon re: Nick Drake.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on March 18, 2010, 08:12:56 am
Oh man, that dudes guitar is so awesome.

Yeah, play those crazy chords Nick Drake.  Those chords are so good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 24, 2010, 10:37:29 pm
ok, you could definitely accuse me of liking anything that sounds like this, but HOLY CRAP (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=PxByjsWPY8E&feature=related) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWAGQGFxQrQ).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 26, 2010, 01:49:08 am
I saw a movie last night which contained this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D6HsaQ4EJM

So good.

And nice, Besnard Lakes. That's the first song I've heard from the new album, sounds good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on March 26, 2010, 01:52:34 am
The Peter Gabriel covers album is pretty rad. Not all the way through but mostly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 29, 2010, 03:38:30 am
Why is  this song permanently stuck in my head. (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=_sjOr6eYh1M&feature=related)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 29, 2010, 04:06:01 am
8 CD's full of the best of Bob and Ray.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on March 29, 2010, 04:27:55 am
Live Black Sabbath from 1970. Excellent.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 29, 2010, 05:58:24 am
Live Black Sabbath from 1970. Excellent.

If you'd have slipped that in with your mixtape I would not have minded at all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on March 29, 2010, 10:30:41 pm
Pandora's classical music (focusing on Handel's work).  I feel like Pat now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on March 29, 2010, 10:36:22 pm
Q.) What's Mary Magdaline's favourite piece of classical music?

A.) Handel's Messiah.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 29, 2010, 11:12:34 pm
first thought: the new Dr Dog album is kind of disappointing.

Am I becoming the guy who reviews new albums by great bands, and always says "their old one was better?"
...maybe. Maybe because I find it hard to appreciate when bands "mature" if this means, now we are going to play lots of slow songs instead of fast, fun songs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 30, 2010, 12:32:20 am
Am I becoming the guy who reviews new albums by great bands, and always says "their old one was better?"

This is almost always the case, but not always.

...maybe. Maybe because I find it hard to appreciate when bands "mature" if this means, now we are going to play lots of slow songs instead of fast, fun songs.

Beats me why bands think they need to mature.  Sure as hell ain't my scene.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on March 30, 2010, 01:47:59 am
I just downloaded an album by Oingo Boingo, but what I am actually listening to is "Walk of Life" by Dire Straits.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on April 02, 2010, 03:34:48 pm
Freezepop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gATWXduG4tY).

Nice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on April 03, 2010, 03:44:14 am
I can't stop listening to Hootenanny by the Replacements. 

Take Me Down to the Hospital and bad worker are so good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 03, 2010, 04:03:43 am
yes, they are my favorite band, and that album is great. GREAT. GREAT.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 03, 2010, 07:42:22 pm
I love love LOVE the guitar line in THIS SONG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0wPNow3ymc&feature=related).

People say that bands like this and vampire weekend are ripping off african guitar playing... who are these african groups? no one can answer this. people love Fela Kuti, but I would say that he is more like the african James Brown. all about funky horns and long jams. I want JANGLING GUITARS, damnit!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2010, 04:34:27 am
I love love LOVE the guitar line in THIS SONG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0wPNow3ymc&feature=related).

People say that bands like this and vampire weekend are ripping off african guitar playing... who are these african groups? no one can answer this. people love Fela Kuti, but I would say that he is more like the african James Brown. all about funky horns and long jams. I want JANGLING GUITARS, damnit!

They are ripping off African guitarist they have never heard of.  It's just a tired old complaint that goes all the way back to Paul Simon and the Graceland album.  That guitar sounds a lot like Ray Phiri so I guess they are ripping off him, but I doubt he minds since he's an international star now thanks to Paul Simon.

But seriously, what the fuck was going on in that video?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 04, 2010, 01:43:12 pm
I mean, I am pretty sure this is a whole category of guitar playing.

I think they have probably heard of the guitarists they are ripping off, because their entire concept as a band is that they play music in this particular African style.

It's not like people are making up that they/Vampire Weekend/Graceland are trying to sound like particular African artists. They are.

I read a thing with Johnny Marr where he referred to the intro to This Charming Man as sounding like "High-Life." I will have to look into this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2010, 03:16:04 pm
It's a bullshit complaint anyway.  Fuck those people.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on April 06, 2010, 05:29:46 am
Once in awhile when my friend is playing his ipod, he'll play this Toumani Diabate album that really kills it.  There's this one song that goes like this: "       ," that afterward will be in your head for an hour and ninety four minutes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 09, 2010, 04:29:28 am
so, in my search for African music played by Africans, I found this blog (http://ttp://luciomagano.wordpress.com/). I think I am in love. I just downloaded a huge number of songs, I will now load them all on my ipod and listen to them all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on April 09, 2010, 05:45:31 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs

The best music video ever? I seriously can't stop watching this.













(Here is the bonus for those of you who read the whole thing before clicking. This is a terrible, terrible, Insane Clown Posse video. But what they say about science, and pelicans, is so bizarre that I can't stop watching it.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on April 09, 2010, 05:51:12 am
But seriously now, Sally Seltmann's new album, Heart That's Pounding, is just amazing. Here is the first video from it, which doesn't fully convey the awesomeness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctwRi-8A9jE

(Serious note: if you don't like Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Acid House Kings and their ilk, you won't like her stuff. It is twee rock.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on April 09, 2010, 12:45:58 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs

The best music video ever? I seriously can't stop watching this.

Seriously, fuck*ng magnets. How do they work?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 09, 2010, 02:58:41 pm
I fed a giraffe to a pelican, it tried to eat my cellphone.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on April 09, 2010, 03:14:04 pm
I'm listening to unicorns pissing fuck*ng rainbows. (http://www.interiorcrocodilealligator.com/)  Cause that's just how I roll.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on April 12, 2010, 06:56:08 pm
I spent the weekend listening to the mixdiscs I received from Lprkn and Paul.  Both rocked, Paul's was a little more my speed.

Easily the greatest track of the two was Fatal Apple's "Rode Hard and Put Up Wet".  Apparently some folks like it that way.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: DavidFailkips on April 13, 2010, 02:22:52 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs

fuck*n' magnets: how do they work?



I'm listening to unicorns pissing fuck*ng rainbows. (http://www.interiorcrocodilealligator.com/)  Cause that's just how I roll.

I have been summoned, and I must say that you are small time.

Are you a bad enough dude to survive all four minutes of combined Unicorns and Magnets (http://www.mediafire.com/?jmqmcgy2izn)?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on April 13, 2010, 05:47:16 am
This is a terrible, terrible, Insane Clown Posse video. But what they say about science, and pelicans, is so bizarre that I can't stop watching it.)
Somehow I was under the impression that there were more of them.  Perha
ps because a posse of two doesn't seem ver formidable.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 13, 2010, 03:21:40 pm
I am listening to MIXDISC!

Also...

Easily the greatest track of the two was Fatal Apple's "Rode Hard and Put Up Wet".  Apparently some folks like it that way.

And we were being so earnest too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on April 17, 2010, 02:07:19 am
Nci kadRake.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on April 17, 2010, 05:54:31 am
oh judy i just ordered my decoder ring but it isn't here yet i can't wait!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on April 17, 2010, 07:55:03 am
Nick Drake, or perhaps Naked Rick?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 17, 2010, 08:27:19 pm
Anyone in the midwest (or further, I guess, if you're willing to drive...) interested in a free 3-day pass to the Pitchfork Music Festival? We're getting 12 to give away at the radio station, and I talked to the people who gave them away last year and they basically said "only one guy called in, so he got it." Last year they only gave us 6. If you're interested, I can tell you guys which shows are giving tickets away, and you just listen and call in at the right moment.

the problem is that part of our agreement with them is that we can't give them away until after a certain date, and that date is after the point when everyone goes home for the summer. So we have very few listeners, and very few DJs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on April 17, 2010, 08:45:36 pm
Yes!  Can I get two, I mean if I call in and shit?  Or just have my friend I would go with call in too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 17, 2010, 09:05:00 pm
yeah, it seems like that is fine...

It was really weird that I was saying I wanted to go to this and couldn't afford it, and our general manager (who is also my summer roommate, and drummer in my summer band) said "oh, just win tickets."
"but, winning contests is hard?"
"Dude, seriously, if you try a few times you will win. Last summer we had trouble giving away 6 passes, and this year we have 12. Plus three staff passes."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 20, 2010, 04:38:29 am
the point at 30 seconds into this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X83QM-FknII), when the weird dissonant guitar chord resolves, is the greatest.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on April 20, 2010, 05:09:39 am
the point at 30 seconds into this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X83QM-FknII), when the weird dissonant guitar chord resolves, is the greatest.

hell yes it is, that's fantastic


edit: hahaha i just finished listening to that song, tuned you in online, and there you were playing it
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 20, 2010, 05:52:49 am
Oh man, you missed my overly-planned intro to the show. I'm DJ Callypygian Phrygian, so flat the 2nd, put four to the floor, and GET YOUR REAR IN GEAR.

I am always very proud of weird theme shows like this, because I get to be like "here are the only hip hop songs I know." So instead of worrying about trying to find weird things I haven't played before, I can play like, my number one favorite dance tracks ever.

thanks a lot to listening to my silly radio show. i enjoy doing it a lot.

now that I finally have an mp3 version of this incredible album my friend gave me on vinyl, here is a song I love. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVviEUfJNa8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on April 22, 2010, 10:28:28 pm
I'm listening to this, me droogies: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724725449&v=wall&story_fbid=117092368317577&ref=mf

and this: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724725449&v=wall&story_fbid=111280285576535&ref=mf

(is this working?)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on April 23, 2010, 07:18:13 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B6lOPAvx1I
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 23, 2010, 08:48:47 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B6lOPAvx1I

fuck. and. yes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 29, 2010, 04:18:38 am
lately all I want to hear is Creedence.

it definitely jives with the thing where I love the South on an abstract level that has little to do with actual experience.

although I am really pumped for being home for a week of seeing family, my little brother's graduation from high school, real BBQ, sweet tea, chik-fil-a, etc.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on April 29, 2010, 04:29:15 am
creedence is from san fran
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 29, 2010, 04:45:52 am
I know.

Which is why they reflect my love of a South that is half imaginary.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on April 29, 2010, 05:12:14 am
I am on a Built to Spill kick.

I don't think any more explaining of my state of mind needs to go down.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 29, 2010, 05:37:01 am
whoa, I was just listening to some Built to Spill today. It had been a while. "Carry the Zero" is the one song I can play on guitar that makes it sound like I know what I'm doing.

which of their albums are your favorites? I can never decide. I really love this track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0p3s1GCndE) from their new album... apparently about the point after the death of a close friend when he realized he could finally feel bored again. For all I know that is completely wrong, I only half-listen to lyrics most of the time. I love the guitar riff at 1:10.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on April 29, 2010, 06:20:46 am
Built to Spill is my favorite band, and I'm always down for a discussion. So yeah, what have you been listening to LFM?

Carry the Zero is the only Built to Spill song I can play, period. It's also my favorite song. Although my favorite album alternates between Perfect From Now On and Ultimate Alternative Wavers.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on April 29, 2010, 06:56:46 am
I actually only have three of their albums... they're growing on me.

Currently, I'm listening to "Perfect From Now On" a lot.

The idea of the title phrase and how it is contextualized inside the album, it is resonating like hell with me right now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on April 29, 2010, 01:08:44 pm
Just yesterday I was showing some friends a video of Built to Spill hawking a sugary cheese-based breakfast cereal.

I got their 2nd newest album and I don't think I liked a single song so I skipped their newest entirely. Distopian Dream Girl is probably my favorite track over all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on April 30, 2010, 03:16:06 am
Stray Cats
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 30, 2010, 03:25:53 am
Stray Cats

[[high5]]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 05, 2010, 02:32:25 am
now I'm scared no one will get the free pitchfork tickets.

anyway: this friday:

1. Listen to our show this Friday (May 7th) from 9am-11am CST on KWUR at 90.3 FM or KWUR.com!!
2. Listen for the song "North American Scum(m)" by LCD Soundsystem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieT_lf9wK28!)
3. Call us at 314-935-KWUR (5987)!
4. Be the seventh caller! (this is the hard part)
5. Win.
6. Give us your info!
7. Wait two months.
8. Go to Pitchfork Music Festival with two friends!
IT IS THAT SIMPLE.

It makes me worried that they are giving them away in groups of 3. I just want one! come on!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on May 05, 2010, 03:46:47 pm
I'm not listening to it on purpose, but it's stuck in my head: Johnny Cash doing "My own personal Jesus." But before that it was Barenaked Ladies "If I had a million dollars," so I'm not complaining.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on May 06, 2010, 12:29:12 am
I'm listening to some bad-ass guzheng music up in here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gKnbtGy_UA&feature=player_embedded
http://www.emusic.com/album/Bei-Bei-Shawn-Lee-Into-The-Wind-MP3-Download/11796143.html
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 08, 2010, 01:42:54 am
a small victory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-4CcgA1Upo)-faith no more

this is stuck in my head.  so much so, that when i talk to myself, i sing the words to the melody of the song.  this has got to stop.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 08, 2010, 01:59:56 am
the way this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIXcBEEJdKE) phrases his verses kind of bugs me, but the damn chorus where they just say "contact high" over and over is so intensely stuck in my head.

so far I have not won tickets to pitchfork. my girlfriend's best friend won 3, though, so maybe I can get in on that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on May 08, 2010, 02:08:14 am
I am presently listening to Combat Rock by The Clash, and I have also been listening to this brilliant cover  (http://www.avclub.com/articles/mia,38870/) of Paper Planes by The Clientele, who I already thought were excellent, and whom I now love even more. Bonus points to you if you know the connection.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 08, 2010, 02:12:31 am
me! me! me!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on May 08, 2010, 02:21:40 am
Straight to Hell is my favorite Clash song
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on May 08, 2010, 02:24:57 am
The Flaming Lips cover of "Dark Side of the Moon". Finally!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 08, 2010, 04:38:35 am
Bonus points to you if you know the connection.

What is it?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on May 08, 2010, 06:03:18 am
It's it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on May 08, 2010, 05:13:35 pm
What is it?

The original version of Paper Planes, by M.I.A., samples "Straight To Hell" from Combat Rock.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 08, 2010, 06:18:01 pm
a small victory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-4CcgA1Upo)-faith no more

Good call.  And yes, the end of that performance is highly entertaining.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 09, 2010, 06:59:04 am
The original version of Paper Planes, by M.I.A., samples "Straight To Hell" from Combat Rock.

Oh, I knew that.  Was looking for the connection between the clash and the clientele.

Today I listened to Sandinista.  It was way worse than I remember, but the first few tracks on the second disc were still awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on May 09, 2010, 07:19:41 am
A band named Sandy Nista with the logo of Sandy Duncan dressed as a jungle paramilitant would be rad.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on May 09, 2010, 05:40:16 pm
Can't get this piece (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDRoL7ziDP4) out of my head. So beautiful.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 11, 2010, 09:50:23 am
"Gauntlet Hair" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdajrGhBBIA) sounds like a band name in a joke about indie record snobs making up fake bands.

"I just downloaded this demo by Gauntlet Hair." I cannot believe I just said that out loud.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on May 15, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=komOxVNewIk&feature=related makes me melanchohappy
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on May 15, 2010, 02:57:06 pm
melanchohappy

I love this idea. Is there another word for it?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on May 15, 2010, 04:04:04 pm
Actually I was gonna ask the word buffs from this here place the same question. Probably some of those barbaric languages like German have something on that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 15, 2010, 04:36:44 pm
man, I wish I had just kept thinking that "The Only Ones" was a brilliant idea for a band name, instead of looking it up, and realizing that I had read it in a book about the Replacements.

I guess I could do "Your Only Ones" or something.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on May 15, 2010, 05:02:23 pm
Actually I was gonna ask the word buffs from this here place the same question. Probably some of those barbaric languages like German have something on that.

Yeah, German's got to have one. Those Germans have a word for everything! Come on smart people, help us out. To you, is it kind of like feeling melancholy and liking it? Like you don't want to not feel melancholy, so you'll listen to music or read things that will keep you in that mood? Maybe that's just being a teenager. Or is it really a mixture of melancholy and happiness?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on May 15, 2010, 05:20:38 pm
Yeah, German's got to have one. Those Germans have a word for everything! Come on smart people, help us out. To you, is it kind of like feeling melancholy and liking it? Like you don't want to not feel melancholy, so you'll listen to music or read things that will keep you in that mood? Maybe that's just being a teenager. Or is it really a mixture of melancholy and happiness?

I think we call that "emo."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on May 15, 2010, 07:01:54 pm
Yes. That is correct.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on May 15, 2010, 07:40:12 pm
Well, I was talking about the real mixture of melancholy with the serene acknowledgement and appreciation of that melancholy, which leads to a state - not of whiney faux-grief naively expressed outwardly by eyeliner and silly mops, but, quite on the contrary, of acceptance and contentment with one's place in Nature. That's just what it is: quiet, self-contented contemplation tinged with a taste of somberness - a bit akin to what the japanese call mono no aware.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on May 17, 2010, 04:36:38 am
Roy Orbison is the shit
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on May 17, 2010, 06:40:24 am
Would you say bittersweet? I suppose that's more an experience with both melancholy and happy aspects rather than an appreciation of the melancholy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on May 17, 2010, 11:52:46 am
Doc, yeah, that's exactly the meaning, only it would have to be possible to use it alone, without a qualifier (in this case you would have to say I"m in a bittersweet mood", or something like that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 17, 2010, 11:25:48 pm
THIS IS ALL I WANT TO HEAR, EVER. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj5_WITMpA)

My roommate says they "seem like assholes" but could not give any reason other than "they like pot a lot."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 18, 2010, 02:59:52 am
THIS IS ALL I WANT TO HEAR, EVER. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj5_WITMpA)

My roommate says they "seem like assholes" but could not give any reason other than "they like pot a lot."

the singer sounds like courtney love when she was still a junkie.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 18, 2010, 03:00:26 am
THIS IS ALL I WANT TO HEAR, EVER. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj5_WITMpA)

My roommate says they "seem like assholes" but could not give any reason other than "they like pot a lot."

That's makes one an asshole, does it?

Punch your roommate in the throat for me, n'kay?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 18, 2010, 05:08:55 am
Now mashups remind me of LFM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT5eJwgAtvY)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 18, 2010, 05:18:49 am
THIS IS ALL I WANT TO HEAR, EVER. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj5_WITMpA)

You put that, or another song by that band, like a few pages back.  Oh god, so good.  I have probably listened to it at least once a week.  You have any of their recorded shit you could share?  It is like the best of wavves, but better and not just fake computer distortion, instead reverb!

My roommate says they "seem like assholes" but could not give any reason other than "they like pot a lot."

What a dick.  Don't most bands?

This gives me a good LFM rant:  I never fuck*ng understood those dick bags who all like stoner music but hate pot.  Feel indifferent about it?  I guess that works, though the whole point of the music is it sounds much better stoned (though so does all music.)  Actually, I never understood how anyone could really dig on music without digging on drugs.  They are the best complementary items I have ever found.  One time I listened to Only by Beans while on 2CE, it was the closest I have ever come to actually floating in space (well, we are floating in space, but you know.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on May 18, 2010, 05:32:50 am
the black keys' new album brothers (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126607501&sc=fb&cc=fp) in full on npr
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on May 18, 2010, 06:33:40 am
I haven't smoked pot in a looooong time but, even incredibly high, I couldn't stand most Phish and could... take or leave the Grateful Dead at best.

I think I'm just predisposed to "progressive trippy" stoner music instead of "crunchy hippy" stoner music.
   
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 18, 2010, 06:48:47 am
Yeah, I wasn't talking about that stoner music.  More good stuff, pretty much Super Furry Animals to Kyuss?  You know, good, solid stoner pop and rock, I guess?

I'll give you one thing:  if people really dig on Phish (Grateful Dead isn't awful, but I don't really dig them) and don't get high that would be the worst case scenario for my hypothetical.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on May 18, 2010, 07:34:32 am
I getcha.

Maybe it's my smalltown showing but you know, for my little group it was like... Pink Floyd, Zappa, Led Zepplin, King Crimson, Jimi Hendrix kinda stoner music.

I guess the comtemporary example of it would be Flaming Lips?

But yeah, a guy who loves Phish and doesn't burn at all... wow. That's the type of dude who invents Comic Sans.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 18, 2010, 07:51:49 am
I am from a small town too, but it was about 30 minutes from where the Flaming Lips were headquartered- it's why oklahoma has such a great, surprising stoner pop scene- and during the internet, so a bit different.

And yes, the Flaming Lips are pretty much the embodiment of what I am describing, but the good stuff they did was when they played guitar, and don't ever forget it.  I once saw them at the OKC Zoo.  I was high as balls on ecstacy.  They did not play christmas at the zoo or this here giraffe (two of my favorite songs of theirs) and talked the whole fuck*ng time.  Yeah Wayne, we get it, you love us and want us to see you run around in a ball.  How bout you just melt our face with some fuck*ng rock though please? 


So I was looking for early lips stuff on you tube and boy did I find it.  If you are ready to have a new favorite band go here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HLWw6Fe7NTQ&feature=related and just keep watching the stuff by that poster.

or just go here http://www.youtube.com/user/Goalieman707
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 18, 2010, 01:59:04 pm
hm. Best Coast doesn't have an album yet, it's supposed to come out sometime this year.

I think it's just singles:
http://www.mediafire.com/?jxryhug1fyb
http://www.mediafire.com/?jmjtmb90dwt
http://www.mediafire.com/?dtgxyw4omok

I can't find the "When I'm with You" single on there, though.


also, my girlfriend super loves this band, and i am getting pretty into this song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDOcmKfdGsU)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on May 18, 2010, 02:03:47 pm
hm. Best Coast doesn't have an album yet, it's supposed to come out sometime this year.

I think it's just singles:
http://www.mediafire.com/?jxryhug1fyb
http://www.mediafire.com/?jmjtmb90dwt
http://www.mediafire.com/?dtgxyw4omok

I can't find the "When I'm with You" single on there, though.


also, my girlfriend super loves this band, and i am getting pretty into this song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDOcmKfdGsU)

Considering they've released 11 songs via singles and EPs is an album even really necessary at this point?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 18, 2010, 02:13:17 pm
I was going to say "some people don't have record players," but I guess I have gotten all of the songs over the internet so there's nothing to stop other people from doing it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on May 18, 2010, 02:25:30 pm
I was going to say "some people don't have record players," but I guess I have gotten all of the songs over the internet so there's nothing to stop other people from doing it.

You can even do it legally: http://www.emusic.com/artist/Best-Coast-MP3-Download/12486247.html
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on May 24, 2010, 11:31:58 pm
I really like the new LCD Soundsystem. I didn't like the first album really, and felt that the last one was uneven (with a couple fuck*ng amazing standouts), but I'm completely taken with this one. And I was hesitant to like it, because I was recently seeing this girl who thought I was an aging hipster. As evidence she primarily pointed to my wardrobe (I wear black t-shirts and jeans when not at work, like Louis CK more than anyone, really) and my taste in music. Admittedly I have some tendencies, but I don't think I come close to qualifying as a hipster. But anyway, I'm self-conscious about it now, and despite that, I love this record.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on May 25, 2010, 07:00:53 am
a small victory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-4CcgA1Upo)-faith no more

This is one of my favorite albums ever.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on May 25, 2010, 07:03:57 am
I'm listening to some bad-ass guzheng music up in here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gKnbtGy_UA&feature=player_embedded
http://www.emusic.com/album/Bei-Bei-Shawn-Lee-Into-The-Wind-MP3-Download/11796143.html

Yeah, I'm down with ancient instruments being used in pop music.  Maybe someone will put a guzheng in a good song one day soon.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on May 25, 2010, 08:21:58 am
Actually, I never understood how anyone could really dig on music without digging on drugs.

That's possibly the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 25, 2010, 08:46:09 am
Whatever, go listen to David Gilmour or Queen and keep proving my point.  No drugs, no good music taste.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 25, 2010, 01:40:10 pm
Whatever, go listen to David Gilmour or Queen and keep proving my point.  No drugs, no good music taste.

So everybody who does drugs has the same taste?  Or nobody who does drugs would like David Gilmour or Queen? 

And yeah, they invented drugs in 2003.  Nobody who lived through the 70s or 80s ever even heard of the cool shit that you do.

STFU.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 25, 2010, 02:00:52 pm
What?  No.

Most people who have good music taste do drugs, not the other way around.  That is because drugs go well with good music.  That was all I was saying.  Also, there is a type of music that doesn't really make since without drugs or a history of drug use, probably David Gilmour is one of them, but he is a wanker so I was using him to be an asshole cause Paul is a piece of shit with awful music taste who has been a dick to me for like 5 years.

Seriously though, be honest with yourself, like 90 percent of the people you know who are really into various popular music forms also dig on drugs, or did in the past.
You can't even really name a good band that doesn't have at least one member who used drugs heavily, and if you can it kinda proves the point.

Oh, and I listen to as much shit from the 70s and 80s as any other decade.  Just because there are two boring ass bands from then doesn't mean the whole decades are shit.  That would be as big of a leap as taking "Or nobody who does drugs would like David Gilmour or Queen?" from what I said.

Fuck Hugh.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 25, 2010, 02:23:01 pm
You said that you can't understand how somebody could appreciate good music without doing drugs.

As a drug user and a musician, I say you're full of shit.  So would Frank Zappa.  So would fuck*ng Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.

If you can't appreciate music without drugs that says something about YOU, not about music.

Quote
Seriously though, be honest with yourself, like 90 percent of the people you know who are really into various popular music forms also dig on drugs, or did in the past.
You can't even really name a good band that doesn't have at least one member who used drugs heavily, and if you can it kinda proves the point.

Yeah, and I can't name an NFL team that doesn't have a member who abused cocaine or steroids.  Does that mean I have to do coke or be a juicer to enjoy football?

P.S. -- Your favorite band sucks.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on May 25, 2010, 03:12:22 pm
Paul is a piece of shit with awful music taste
...
Fuck Hugh.

wrong on both counts. if he's been a dick to you, maybe you've deserved it. look at me, i'm being a dick to you now. because you deserve it. so what? how bout fuck you instead, buddy.



edit: GODDAMNIT new page
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on May 25, 2010, 03:15:03 pm
Yeah, I'm down with ancient instruments being used in pop music.  Maybe someone will put a guzheng in a good song one day soon.

Ouch!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 25, 2010, 04:36:26 pm
You're just lucky El Guapo ain't here.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 25, 2010, 05:14:03 pm
[[brings lawn chair and doritos.  sits, hoping for more fireworks]]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on May 25, 2010, 10:05:38 pm
Keith, I wasn't being a dick to you, wasn't trying to anyway.  I was just pointing out that what you said was completely and ridiculously wrong.

Sorry you feel that way about me Keith, I had no idea.  I remember when you joined the board, you rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, myself included.  And we've butted heads a few times, but I always liked you.  I liked you then and I like you now. 

I've stood up for you before too, in more ways than you know.

So no hard feelings, I hope.  Or not, it doesn't really matter.

~Paul
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on May 25, 2010, 11:06:42 pm
You've always seemed fairly approving of my music taste Keith, I guess it doesn't really affect any arguments but I am not a drugs user.

I would agree perhaps that a lot of (but not all) interesting, good music owes itself to some level of drugs use, enjoyment of said music does not necessarily stem from the same source. And I like nearly all music that could be objectively said to contain invention or something interesting.

As said I'm not a user. I DO know people who appreciate different kinds of music when high, but it's pretty much 50/50 in terms of which way they go. One guy I know who normally doesn't care for music will sit up all night with me listening to everything brilliant, another who is normally a good sort music wise will only listen to dubstep. Which in my opinion at least is a step down from what he normally likes.

And then there's my mate who's never touched an ounce yet has a rich and voracious interest in good music. I also have a mate who is the biggest pothead and coke fiend I know but his taste in music is, frankly, awful.

So I can't bring myself to agree with your initial statement. That's fine like, everyone disagrees, I've said why I do above, I understand why you might think differently as a fellow liker of good music and a drug user.

What I can't understand why people can be so confrontational in what seems to me a pretty chilled environment. Paul for initially calling it the 'stupidest thing I ever heard' in lieu of a reasoned rebuttal, Keith for an extremely uncalled for personal attack. We're all grown men (apart from me) lads, come on.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on May 26, 2010, 12:01:55 am
What I can't understand why people can be so confrontational in what seems to me a pretty chilled environment. Paul for initially calling it the 'stupidest thing I ever heard' in lieu of a reasoned rebuttal, Keith for an extremely uncalled for personal attack. We're all grown men (apart from me) lads, come on.

I suppose I could have given a reasoned rebuttal that would have been much the same as yours Judy, thank you for that.  I guess I think that what was said was so inherently and obviously stupid, George Bush invading the wrong country stupid,  that a reasoned rebuttal seemed unnecessary.

But, you know whatever.  Keith is entitled to his opinion and I'm entitled to mine.  I am going to try to be less of a dick on the internet though.  I used to be so nice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 26, 2010, 03:04:02 am
You've always seemed fairly approving of my music taste Keith, I guess it doesn't really affect any arguments but I am not a drugs user.

I would agree perhaps that a lot of (but not all) interesting, good music owes itself to some level of drugs use, enjoyment of said music does not necessarily stem from the same source. And I like nearly all music that could be objectively said to contain invention or something interesting.

As said I'm not a user. I DO know people who appreciate different kinds of music when high, but it's pretty much 50/50 in terms of which way they go. One guy I know who normally doesn't care for music will sit up all night with me listening to everything brilliant, another who is normally a good sort music wise will only listen to dubstep. Which in my opinion at least is a step down from what he normally likes.

And then there's my mate who's never touched an ounce yet has a rich and voracious interest in good music. I also have a mate who is the biggest pothead and coke fiend I know but his taste in music is, frankly, awful.

So I can't bring myself to agree with your initial statement. That's fine like, everyone disagrees, I've said why I do above, I understand why you might think differently as a fellow liker of good music and a drug user.

What I can't understand why people can be so confrontational in what seems to me a pretty chilled environment. Paul for initially calling it the 'stupidest thing I ever heard' in lieu of a reasoned rebuttal, Keith for an extremely uncalled for personal attack. We're all grown men (apart from me) lads, come on.

You know, you're very very different when you're drunk.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on May 26, 2010, 04:10:47 am
I should probably check in on this thread more often. Please play nice.

Ash, I'm watching you...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on May 26, 2010, 04:16:47 am
this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obCrFJv3oRU&feature=related)

I freely admit this one would probably be more awesome on drugs. However, since the military takes a dim view of recreational drug use in general, I'm not at liberty to give it a go.

drone/doom/slow, repetitive shit - I like it, without drugs. Draw your conclusions as ye may.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on May 26, 2010, 12:30:32 pm
You know, you're very very different when you're drunk.

Less of a patronising tosser?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 26, 2010, 01:29:32 pm
Less of a patronising tosser?

More likely to offer to kick you in the pancreas.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on May 26, 2010, 01:30:38 pm
SHUT UP! Shut up, both of you! God, I've never wanted to smoke a joint and listen to Haendel less in my life!! (I'm lying).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on May 26, 2010, 06:23:47 pm
I should probably check in on this thread more often. Please play nice.


Uh, yeah. WTF, people?

Keith, I said this to someone else lately but it seems appropriate here: I like you, despite some significant differences, and I don't want to have to decide you are an asshole. It would make my world a less interesting place. So as a personal favor to me, could you just shut up? No more opinions about music and drugs. Please.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on May 26, 2010, 06:28:23 pm
ALSO: That wombats song (Dance to Joy Division?) from GKA's mix disk is earworming the hell out of me, but in a good way. I'm gonna listen to it again and schedule a customer delivery with my planning tool.

Whoa hey what's this about a wombats song?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 26, 2010, 07:00:16 pm
No more opinions about music and drugs. Please.

what else would he talk about? j/k

Whoa hey what's this about a wombats song?

my mix cd had a song called "lets dance to joy division" by a powerpop* band called the Wombats


*is it true that powerpop made by british bands is what is meant by the term britpop?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on May 26, 2010, 07:07:11 pm
There's a band called the Wombats? People, I expect you to keep me informed of these things.

Why do I not have your disk? Were you afraid you would have to get mine?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 26, 2010, 07:49:51 pm
There's a band called the Wombats? People, I expect you to keep me informed of these things.

Why do I not have your disk? Were you afraid you would have to get mone?

i was inadvertently inconsiderate of your feelings.  i can whip one up for ya, but i think i threw away the envelope that has your address on it.  maybe youll get it to me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on May 26, 2010, 08:21:52 pm
I sent you a disk? I remember none of this.

You could just email me a file of a song by the Wombats - this is something you kids today can do? -  and I'd be willing to call it even.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on May 26, 2010, 08:34:37 pm
Huh, I never imagined wombats with that accent.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on May 26, 2010, 08:51:53 pm
I haven't listened to GKA's mix in a few weeks.  I think it's time to give 'er another listen.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on May 26, 2010, 09:00:45 pm
The new Gaslight Anthem.

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Replace the "!" with an "i".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on May 26, 2010, 10:55:14 pm
what else would he talk about? j/k

my mix cd had a song called "lets dance to joy division" by a powerpop* band called the Wombats


*is it true that powerpop made by british bands is what is meant by the term britpop?

Wombats are not Britpop

Britpop is kind of a cross between indie, Madchester and stadium rock tinged with '60s influence, be it Kinks, Zombies or Beatles. Think Blur 'Country House', Oasis (I hate Oasis), Pulp, Suede

Basically, clever sing along songs which are equally at home in a gig or home listening environment. May be danceable but not funky.

I am not a Wombats fan but in the interests of neutrality instead of calling them 'terrible' they are definitely of an alternative rock/pop flavour, which has crossover with Britpop but which is not Britpop. Powerpop isn't a term used much over here but is more used to describe stuff like Avril Lavinge. Wikipedia seems to corral more with your definition actually
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 28, 2010, 06:09:58 am
Wombats are not Britpop

Britpop is kind of a cross between indie, Madchester and stadium rock tinged with '60s influence, be it Kinks, Zombies or Beatles. Think Blur 'Country House', Oasis (I hate Oasis), Pulp, Suede

Basically, clever sing along songs which are equally at home in a gig or home listening environment. May be danceable but not funky.

I am not a Wombats fan but in the interests of neutrality instead of calling them 'terrible' they are definitely of an alternative rock/pop flavour, which has crossover with Britpop but which is not Britpop. Powerpop isn't a term used much over here but is more used to describe stuff like Avril Lavinge. Wikipedia seems to corral more with your definition actually


fuck that shit!!!  avril lavigne is a talentless fingertrap.  the only difference between her and hillary duff is she used to be married to that dude from cum41.

(it totally sounds like im a bitter music-cock.  im not sure where that mini rant came from...)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on May 28, 2010, 01:02:40 pm
fuck that shit!!!  avril lavigne is a talentless fingertrap.  the only difference between her and hillary duff is she used to be married to that dude from cum41.

(it totally sounds like im a bitter music-cock.  im not sure where that mini rant came from...)

I lolled and do not disagree with the above statement.

It would seem over here, or at least in my case, we are in the minority when we define powerpop though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 29, 2010, 01:02:20 pm
the perfect drug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp5X83HjQh8)-NIN
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on May 30, 2010, 06:24:35 pm
Om - Pilgrimage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kwrFPuPf6w)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on June 06, 2010, 12:56:31 pm
I've been in a very Morrissey Mood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C3LfTrVcjY&feature=related) tonight. Well, it is 9am so I guess "night" doesn't really describe it any longer. But in any case Moz is my main dude right now. That and that San Berdoo Sunburn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B6lOPAvx1I) song someone linked a few pages back. That shit is amazing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on June 10, 2010, 05:14:08 pm
These two versions of Gesualdo's "Moro Lasso", nonstop, lately:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_F1OuMeVSw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_q3EJNUKis&feature=related

Can't decide which sounds the scariest (wait until the end...)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on June 10, 2010, 09:21:27 pm
We listened to this nonsense for a week straight while I was down in NC.

"Gogol Bordello is a Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring.
Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music. The band incorporates minor-key accordion and violin (and on some albums, saxophone) mixed with punk and dub."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM1Ahn0Osjo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elyQ4ShVw-Y

Live shows must be a blast.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on June 10, 2010, 10:06:11 pm
I'm actually gonna go see them next month at Red Rocks. They're opening for Primus - who is the real reason I'm going to be there - but I'm still a fan of Gogol. Good stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on June 10, 2010, 10:24:18 pm
Gogol are superb. First time I ever saw them was on Jools Holland, best thing on the show by a mile that night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQSaYgAp2lw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQSaYgAp2lw&feature=related)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on June 14, 2010, 01:44:42 am
I fell in love with a girl this weekend

This is the album I fell in love with her to.

It is 69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields.

It's superb. An album to fall in love to, an album to cry about love to, an album to pontificate about love to, an album to regret love to. 69 love songs all in different genres poking fun at, eulogising on, waxing lyrical on love

I am very fussy with music released post-1990 so take it from me, this is worth listening to. Highly critically acclaimed stuff too.

I Don't Believe In The Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L85cillM6ME) Kind of a Nick Cave vibe circa The Boatman's Call
Long Forgotten Fairytale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UnWdiPUzWY) Kind of like (will fill this in when I remember who I remember). Much more lively than the song above if you didn't fancy it. Also contains a dancing girl.
A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE8Uut3YRdw) Country vibes. Nice lyrics
The Death of Ferdinand De Saussure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vykJ7-UgNQ) Just brilliant. One of those songs which keeps the same groove throughout (top bass line) but it's damn good. Kind of a bit REM-y if they were crossed with Belle and Sebastian. That's a terrible description. Just listen. Lovely chorus
Washington D.C (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ4mv8_uXzY) Cheerleader intro turns into a beautiful song about the place your lover calls home
I Don't Want To Get Over You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp5eBxU248Y) Breakup song for the foolish among us


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 14, 2010, 03:02:58 am
I'm sorry, but I can't listen to the Magnetic Fields without thinking of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VdzV3oqRs8).  I even took a related photograph (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/4469254480/).

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on June 14, 2010, 03:21:30 am
YES.

69 love songs is a bit uneven, but when it is good, it IS GOOD. including all of the ones linked above, I really love Epitaph for My Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwnLlQ6t2uE), Zebra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60p7Lx7R3VE), and Underwear.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 14, 2010, 03:24:36 am
If you haven't check out Holiday and The Charm of the Highway Strip. I don't think they've ever topped those.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on June 14, 2010, 03:27:00 am
I'm sorry, but I can't listen to the Magnetic Fields without thinking of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VdzV3oqRs8).  I even took a related photograph (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/4469254480/).



Bwahahaha. That's pretty good

I think my life's taking a turn for the worse obviously

Pass the (http://www.britishfooddirect.com/images/27-89-walkers-wotsits12.jpg) (British Cheetos)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 14, 2010, 03:39:35 am
Underwear.

Underwear is sort of like the best song Serge Gainsbourg never wrote, but mostly in English.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 14, 2010, 10:10:53 pm
it is my girlfriend's favorite album/band, but I often can't stand them at all. I am a jerk.

Chicken with it's head cut off, though, wow. So good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on June 15, 2010, 10:22:35 pm
Lay off the crack mate.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on June 15, 2010, 11:20:01 pm
Sorry pal. Was a bit confused for a second.

Will memorise this and post a video soon
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 16, 2010, 12:25:55 am
Was originally not a huge fan, but suddenly, weeks later, the chorus is stuck in my head. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emy5mA8Ixtc)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on June 16, 2010, 05:43:55 am
I can't stop listening to this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekJ_n1zKsWA) due to a cover on Burnt Weeny Sandwich (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnt_Weeny_Sandwich) (I like the Mothers versions better, but I can't find a good link for it). This happens to me a lot, where I put a song on repeat and annoy everyone around me.

I've been going through my Zappa record collection and listening to it all. I can't believe I never really listened to the Grand Wazoo before - it is so fuck*ng good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on June 16, 2010, 01:06:42 pm
Burnt Weeny Sandwich is one of my all time favorite albums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 17, 2010, 02:48:30 am
I like this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bF-DR-aQWc).

Edit: new link.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 18, 2010, 03:06:07 am
styrofoam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHUbmT448mw)-fugazi

also, this is for wombat:

lets dance to joy division (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r301RIbI-Ps)-the wombats
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on June 18, 2010, 03:20:21 am
Van Morrison, Poetic Champions Compose.

I mean, St. Dismas on a stick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLIYiL-UOnA).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 19, 2010, 08:20:44 pm
the smiths the smiths the smiths.
Johnny Marr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNOqNbIcz_Y&feature=player_embedded) does a good job of explaining why I love my guitar. He thinks about guitars the way I do... which is weird because he can actually play guitar. "the telecaster doesn't feel like you're holding anything, it's so functional... the jaguar feels like you're holding a machine."

but mostly the part where he says it feels wrong to play blues rock on a jag. i definitely do sometimes, but it is not what it is for.

he talks in this interview I read about how it's too easy to play blues on the guitar... just the way the notes are laid out, it is how your hand wants to move. This is definitely true, for me at least. I really like, though, how the way a guitar works means it's always going to be easier to play certain kinds of things. Some instruments (like the piano) you can basically play any combination of notes you want. I like that on the guitar, it's always going to be GUITAR music, even if you manage to find some awesome chord/tone/whatever no one has come up with. Even if you're sonic youth and you tune your guitars to bizarro tunings, you're always going to be limited by those tunings to certain types of sounds. I don't know why I like that, but I do.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on June 19, 2010, 11:07:55 pm
Limitations inspire true creativity.


Also, yes, the smiths a thousand times. At least I can keep seeing morrissey sing even if I never had a chance to see them together.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 20, 2010, 09:16:40 am
Also, yes, the smiths a thousand times. At least I can keep seeing morrissey sing even if I never had a chance to see them together.

I'm still holding out hope for a reunion. I've seen Morrissey a few times (is it just me or is he getting sexier with age?) and always enjoy it but I would leave my wife and kids to see The Smiths reunited. Good thing I don't have a wife and kids. One of probably 5 favorite bands ever, and one of the two best bands of the 80s (other for me being Talking Heads). I've been listening to Strangeways a lot recently.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 20, 2010, 11:00:33 am
I'm still holding out hope for a reunion. I've seen Morrissey a few times (is it just me or is he getting sexier with age?) and always enjoy it but I would leave my wife and kids to see The Smiths reunited. Good thing I don't have a wife and kids. One of probably 5 favorite bands ever, and one of the two best bands of the 80s (other for me being Talking Heads). I've been listening to Strangeways a lot recently.

Completely agree with everything, except that the three best by the talking heads came out in the 70s.  Fear of Music, that is their masterpiece, in my opinion.

Also, strangeways, at least with whom I roll, is hell of underrated.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on June 20, 2010, 02:00:17 pm
The Smiths. I would eat my own testicles to see them re-unite.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 20, 2010, 04:33:37 pm
Completely agree with everything, except that the three best by the talking heads came out in the 70s.  Fear of Music, that is their masterpiece, in my opinion.

Also, strangeways, at least with whom I roll, is hell of underrated.

Talking Heads could easily qualify as one of the best bands of both the 70s and 80s. Most of their best stuff was released in the 70s, but the 80s saw Remain in Light (if not their best then a strong contender anyway) and their best song, This Must Be the Place.

I don't know if Strangeways is my favorite but it's up there, and I don't know why it doesn't get more love.

The Smiths. I would eat my own testicles to see them re-unite.

You win.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on June 21, 2010, 06:41:28 am
Yeah, but Judy would also eat his own nuts on a dare after a suitably boozy evening.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on June 24, 2010, 06:45:27 am
I can't get enough of the Everly Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMLCnpjS4Z4) lately.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 24, 2010, 07:00:11 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpWnQPrrWpk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFAC2pgvvgc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3cToJxub3c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vzEFSI0sOU

Is there anything better than really stoned country?  Oh man that musical saw in the last one. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 24, 2010, 07:04:31 am
Also, say what you want about Texas ("fuck texas"), but they gave us The 13 Floor Elevators and The Flatlanders.  Two of the most revolutionary flame out bands ever.

Sorry Paul, I am from Oklahoma.  We have to.

Fuck it, here is some more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwSA0Tckwbk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdWXE6La4Os

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlOBMC1RLw0

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

Oh man that electric jug.

So, holy shit, most of those songs are from an album produced by Kenny Rodger's brother.  Also, when I think of that, I think of this, again, so good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MmSl0xu0ec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eOuPeAfOeE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MECZvS4UNu0

Ex air force members making revolutionary music in Germany in 1965.  I am pretty sure most bands had never heard of them in the mid sixties, but god damn do they seem to have a large influence over the best stuff that came right after them.  My dad actually saw them when he was like 13, he was also one game away from the little league world series.  The joys of being a kid on an air force base in Germany at that time, I guess.

Oh yeah, in a continuation of bizarre instrument hour, that is a banjo converted to a guitar playing rhythm guitar.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on June 24, 2010, 12:32:23 pm
Wow, thanks for all those links man; I need more country in my life. I basically just listen to this one Marty Robbins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKrXSrqCLY4) album over and over again (and I had NO idea that the Meat Puppets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ13yGkwb2I) [!] did a cover of this until I searched Youtube just now).


So earlier I was listening to this Buffalo Springfield (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_BRz3NmEiM) song and the first 20 seconds reminded me of another song, but I could only think of tiny snippets of it. After 15 min. of furious googling, and humming, and searching through my library I finally realized I was thinking of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZSIz0GW1oM). I felt kind of embarrassed that I could hum the first couple bars but I completely blanked on the song, but then it led into a marathon Neil Young session so it's all good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on June 24, 2010, 01:04:33 pm
I can't get enough of the Everly Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMLCnpjS4Z4) lately.

Oh yeah.  Great stuff.  But why did they print their record labels backwards?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on June 24, 2010, 01:51:00 pm
I basically just listen to this one Marty Robbins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKrXSrqCLY4) album over and over again (

Gotta love Marty Robbins.  And thanks for the cool links, Keith.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 30, 2010, 06:18:54 pm
holy crap, Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve.

The band name is stupid.

anyway, they're these two DJs who do a lot of remixes that apparently people who like remixes like.
But this album is something else. As far as I can tell, they have taken small fragments of other people's songs, and turned them into new songs.
Loop a tiny drum break, add in live bass, use the vocals from another song...

it is really awesome.

It's all kind of psychedelic rock? I guess?
Soul influence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SW-WKbdm18)
starts out electronic, gets more psychedelic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxf-LeEc0uo)

I cannot find a link to my favorite song off of the album. I found the song it samples from (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzG9cDpakhg), and it seems that basically they took a song that is just a little bit off, and turned it into an awesome song. Added loud bass guitar and drums, did something weird to the drawn-out note at the end of certain phrases to turn it into a cool vocal harmony...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 30, 2010, 10:54:06 pm
i cant get this* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bgoFnlRw1I) out of my head.


*take your momma-scissor sisters
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 01, 2010, 05:30:54 am
i cant get this* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bgoFnlRw1I) out of my head.


*take your momma-scissor sisters

This song appeared on a CarlosDelvaca mixdisc a couple of years ago.  I was hooked.  They've got at least two albums and they both rock pretty good.

Ana Matronic loves my moustache (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/423879982/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 01, 2010, 06:23:31 am
I hate how much I love the "california hipster bum" aesthetic. (http://www.fatpossum.com/promo_pages/wavves) Pot and cheap beer and fuzzy guitars.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 01, 2010, 07:07:01 am
I liked wavves til I sw this  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xt77uWUemY&feature=related

that is actually pretty decent, but just live clips in general, then this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs3-QS1RRTg

just turn the distortion up all the way in garageband basically is wavves.  I really like Best Coast and The Muslims/Soft Pack though.  I also still love the song So Bored.  I really still like most of it, just don't really "respect" it I guess.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 01, 2010, 09:48:57 am
it is really interesting/funny to me when people criticize Wavves in certain ways. It is like "he is not a real band" or "his music isn't ACTUALLY good."
a lot of this lo-fi stuff coming out now, well... I love it a lot. And it kind of brings me back to when I first heard punk music, or when some archetypal person first heard punk music (Mike Watt?) and thought "oh shit, I could do this. I could totally make this music. Fuck. I'm starting a band, right now."

which reminds me of this girl I have been hanging out with this summer (my friend's roommate). She aggravates me because she wants to get into these weird arguments which are based on things being... real?

""Chillwave" isn't a real genre, it was just a joke some blogger made up, it isn't real."
Like. There are some bands that sound a certain way, and a guy made up a word for it as a joke on how people make up stupid names for genres, and then people started actually calling those bands by that name. Hah.
I mean, genres are just shorthand ways of explaining what something sounds like. I do not really care about some sort of complex theoretical underpinning or historical basis if it is a word which tells me that certain bands sound alike. They all sound kind of boring but I guess I see why some people like them.

I guess what you are saying has nothing to do with that. I just don't get either of these things. This post makes me feel like linear.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 01, 2010, 01:12:20 pm
Quote from: theinevitable
"oh shit, I could do this. I could totally make this music. Fuck. I'm starting a band, right now."

Yeah. This line right here unnerves me.

The idea of music as a pose that really anyone can access, at any time, without really having to have talent or skill as long as you know what to fake when. Just find a pose you like, turn up the distortion and if your friends think you're cool enough, viola et voici, le band. Learn to play your instruments, learn how to sing, learn how to play as a band and write songs and...

Then, by all means, break all the fuck*ng rules you want later to do all kinds of crazy things. But starting off knowing how to do your shit gives you the artistic depth to know why breaking this rule or that rule is interesting or compelling makes playing with the medium REAL, not just some goddamned art-school Williamsburg hipster who thinks that having a band will really fit his lifestyle and his image. Music is great for projecting a cultural image, sure, but if music is ONLY a cultural image, it does nothing for me.

I've seen three shows in the last two weeks. Adrian Belew, Weird Al Yankovic and Zappa plays Zappa. This probably says it all about my internal conception of rock music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 01, 2010, 01:13:45 pm
And yes yes, my one exception is my love of Guns N Roses.

But if you don't understand how GNR is the exception that proves the rule, I don't know what to tell you.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 01, 2010, 02:13:11 pm

I've seen three shows in the last two weeks. Adrian Belew, Weird Al Yankovic and Zappa plays Zappa. This probably says it all about my internal conception of rock music.

I'm jealous.  I should probably go see Belew, since he just lives up the road a little in Cincy.  How was ZPZ?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 01, 2010, 07:05:02 pm
or, you know, maybe music is a fundamental part of being human that all humans have always done, forever, until in certain cultures it became a thing that only special people do, and it became wrapped up in this whole mystique of being "art" and something that requires special talent and training.


I'm not saying "anyone can be the beatles." they are obviously geniuses. that has nothing to do with what I am saying here.
I'm saying, it is not that hard to learn 3 chords and have fun with your friends. that is a fun thing, and almost anyone can do it, and that is GOOD.

and again you bring up this concept of something being "real." What makes it real? When you listen to it can you hear "oh, this guy really know the names of all these chords. That Asus2? He knows that he is removing the minor third and adding a second, and not just taking one finger off the chord." Who gives a fuck.

I also think the ramones are brilliant, and they are definitely of the "we are a couple of idiots who bought instruments and started a band" variety.

also, I hate all of the music you like, so I guess we're never going to agree on this.


wait, and what does GNR have to do with anything? they aren't good enough at their instruments for you? isn't slash considered one of the best guitarists by people who like that kind of guitar playing?
man, fuck this noise.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 01, 2010, 07:40:20 pm
Chill out Inev., you're gonna have an aneurysm.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 01, 2010, 07:51:35 pm
or, you know, maybe music is a fundamental part of being human that all humans have always done, forever, until in certain cultures it became a thing that only special people do, and it became wrapped up in this whole mystique of being "art" and something that requires special talent and training.

Can't it be both?  I mean, I think that's one of the great things about how the internet is changing the distribution model for music.  Music is becoming less of a spectator sport.  Until the phonograph, music was pretty much a participatory activity.  You either sat around the parlor and played the piano and sang, or went in person to a performance. 

You know, it's OK to enjoy playing music without expecting it to be your profession.  It's fun to play music and to listen to your friends play.

On the other hand, I have great respect for talented, accomplished composers and players.  I never will understand the disdain for technical achievement or sophistication in music.  I mean, It's OK to like playing the guitar unless you want to play it really well?  WTF?  People who have great ability and who put huge amounts of time and effort into their music are to be admired, not sneered at.

Music is here to be enjoyed, not analyzed.  Quit overthinking and start listening.  You are not who you listen to.  There's great music everywhere if you open yourself to it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 01, 2010, 08:12:27 pm
What August Said.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 01, 2010, 09:58:33 pm
Zappa Plays Zappa was... pretty fuck*ng incredible.

Being a person who is only familiar with parts of Frank's catalogue, a good half of it was unknown to me and... you could tell at points where Dweezil was "keeping up" with his father's material not through having his dad's talent but through sheer years of practicing those individual songs...

But, Christ, the other guitarist and the drummer were outstanding, the male and female vocalists brought on to cover some of the distinct voices were spot-on and the rest of the band was at-least-competent.

Having gotten second row seats comp-ed through an old LA connection helped, of course.

As for Belew, he's doing this Northeastern mini-tour where it is just him and a guitar and a shitload of effects and delay pedals and... it was insane how much sound he could fill between his talent and judicious use of technology. Absolutely insane.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 01, 2010, 11:20:38 pm
honestly, I just don't enjoy listening to a lot of people who are considered technically skilled.

unless it's jazz.

I have no problem with the idea of getting really good at an instrument. it's just that most of the time people who are "really good" play music that I really, really dislike.

I guess, upon further thinking, what it boils down to for me is:

-being really really good at your instrument does not mean you make good music. maybe you're a great improviser, maybe you can do great covers, maybe you can play 500 notes a minute, but you just write shitty music. that is OK. i just don't want to listen to you.
-it is really easy to make music. it is pretty hard to make good music or great music.
I mean, I am not arguing "anyone who can play 3 chords is a genius who can make great songs." I'm saying, there are people out there who make great songs, in my opinion, and are not technically proficient at their instruments. at all.

it's not about saying X category of person (technically accomplished/not, has played for 30 years/hasn't) can or can't make great music. It's about the idea that, contra LFM, it is OK and fine to make music when you aren't some sort of extra-special super-trained artist. that's all.

on a personal level, for whatever reason a lot of the time the music I like is not technically proficient. Especially when it comes to rock music.

I just get mad about this attitude where Wavves or whoever gets dismissed because he's just some loser bum who records music in his bedroom. Do you like listening to it? why do you care whether he knows the name of that one weird chord in that song? do you know the name of that chord? good for you.



also I am perpetually enraged by LFM's thing where he doesn't like X, therefore X is made due to some sort of horrible malicious force.

but really, I don't understand why anyone has anything invested in the idea that it should be really hard to start a band. I can buy a canvas and throw some paint on it, but that doesn't make me Jackson Pollock. What Jackson Pollock does isn't hard to do, technically, and from a certain perspective "my five year old could do that." But that doesn't diminish the fact that, you know, he does it really damn well and it's awesome. The fact that the barrier to entry to saying "I am a painter" is pretty low doesn't mean that good painters aren't good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 02, 2010, 01:13:13 am
BIG ELECTRIC CAT.
BIG ELECTRIC CAT.
BIG ELECTRIC CAT.
BIG ELECTRIC CAT.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 02, 2010, 02:55:29 am
honestly, I just don't enjoy listening to a lot of people who are considered technically skilled.


Really?  I find that very difficult to believe/understand.  Does that hold true across time and genres or just for modern popular music?  Please give some examples of people who are technically skilled whom you do not enjoy.  We should also probably clarify what you mean by technically skilled.  Do you mean plays really fast or something more than that?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 02, 2010, 03:17:14 am
I think I see what you're getting at. Being technically skilled is not the same thing as being flashy in a way that makes people say, "wow, that guy is technically skilled." Not always a distinction I make.

I guess I prefer musicians who take a less-is-more approach to their instrument/composition. That is a better way to say it.

So what I really don't like is... flashy guitar playing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 02, 2010, 03:27:38 am
Dude, not liking Yngwie Malmsteen or however the fuck he spells it is not the same thing as not appreciating virtuosity.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 02, 2010, 03:44:41 am
Speaking of Adrian Belew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVIKF03KkVM). Christ, I love this song. I almost never prefer a live recording of a beloved song to the studio version, but there's just something about this... arrangement? The mix is much better on the extended version of The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, but cool video.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 02, 2010, 05:38:22 am
Speaking of Adrian Belew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVIKF03KkVM). Christ, I love this song.

That's a cool jam.

I almost never prefer a live recording of a beloved song to the studio version

I love to hear a band reinterpret their songs for the stage.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on July 02, 2010, 11:35:18 am
The Dukes of Stratosphear.

You all know and love XTC right? Well, in the '80s they went a bit nostalgic and started a psychedelia pastiche/homage group.

I Am The Walrus + Bowie maybe? The outro is EXTREMELY a Colin Moulding bass line though (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-fL68DbcQ0)


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 02, 2010, 02:23:46 pm
In the late 60s everyone had to do a concept album to try and keep up with the Beatles.  Most couldn't hang.  A lot of British Invasion bands dropped by the wayside in the wake of Sgt. Peppers.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 02, 2010, 08:20:04 pm
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Dude, not liking Yngwie Malmsteen or however the fuck he spells it is not the same thing as not appreciating virtuosity.

I mean, sure. But I don't really listen to any guitarists who I would call virtuosos.

I guess Django? He also breaks my "I hate jazz guitar" tendency.


Funny story: this Wavves album is not really that lo-fi at all. it kind of sounds like... green day or something?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 02, 2010, 08:23:05 pm
Funny story: this Wavves album is not really that lo-fi at all. it kind of sounds like... green day or something?

I liked him before he sold out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 02, 2010, 08:44:38 pm
in other news, my friend's band's music is in an ad for Kate Spade.

or, I guess, she is someone I interacted with in my radio station job, and I met her in real life a few times. My roommate knows her well enough that he's probably sleeping on her couch when he's in NYC?

I don't know how to link to a video that's on facebook, so, I guess if you are facebook friends with me you can see it.

the famous story about this girl is that I talked to her on the phone every week for the radio station, and then we were facebook friends, and then I saw her on the lower east side and went up and said hi. This was apparently kind of weird. "Hi. I'm... dan? from KWUR? We talk on the phone?"

I think as I was walking away I said "she is so fuck*ng cute" loud enough that she could hear. Oops.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 04, 2010, 06:25:06 pm
ok, I seriously can't stop listening to this song.

OH! and Miles, apparently Jay Reatard's backing band is playing with Nathan Whatever on this album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5biCmyJQtM
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 04, 2010, 09:19:45 pm
ok, I seriously can't stop listening to this song.

OH! and Miles, apparently Jay Reatard's backing band is playing with Nathan Whatever on this album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5biCmyJQtM

Ah, good to know. I like that song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 06, 2010, 12:00:37 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwlogyj7nFE

I love how they alternate between the pleasant shots of LA, close-ups of band members which are good, and HORRIBLE 90S CRAP WITH ALL THE FILTERS AND.. AHHH.

When I moved away from LA as a little kid, my aunt made me a mixtape of songs about California, and I just realized that this song was brand new when she put it on there. Whoaaa.

Plus: he has my guitar. (although apparently on the record he's playing a strat.) Lately I am totally over the buzzy treble thing, and I'm realizing how awesome and rich my guitar can sound with all the pickups turned on. Some reverb, some tremolo maybe, ALL RIGHT. Thick chords.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 06, 2010, 01:15:39 am
Man, that new wavves shit sounds so boss.  I always liked what he was trying to do, just he was taking a cheat to get there.  Now he is not.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 06, 2010, 09:55:20 am
wait, so where can I download that Best Coast stuff?  Didn't do it the first time then tried to read through this thread and couldn't find it.  then I started being a dick to paul and stopped reading, so, please, if you could, another link?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 06, 2010, 05:46:43 pm
So I finally listened to this Wavves guy?

Only the one song, I guess, "Post Acid" the first single off the new one? Slate just did a huge article on in.

http://www.slate.com/id/2258792/ (http://www.slate.com/id/2258792/)

And... I mean... I didn't like actively hate it but I don't know that I'd leave a radio station on if it was playing.

Somewhere under the junk was a decent hook but it just came off like the closing credits music to a late-1990s self-conscious slacking-off comedy that couldn't afford a Weezer song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 06, 2010, 07:01:23 pm
I will never understand the process by which singles are chosen.

I mean, that song is fine, but it isn't the song on that album that has been stuck in my head for a week.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 06, 2010, 08:54:51 pm
Somewhere under the junk was a decent hook but it just came off like the closing credits music to a late-1990s self-conscious slacking-off comedy that couldn't afford a Weezer song.

Hey, that's pretty good.  You should submit your resume to Pitchfork.  Seriously.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 06, 2010, 11:27:57 pm
Quote
I always liked what he was trying to do, just he was taking a cheat to get there.

What?
Jimi Hendrix can't actually play guitar backwards, either.


I'll look for a place to download Best Coast, but actually all I do is "best coast site:mediafire.com" on google. The new album is coming out in a month or so, I think. Right now it's all just singles and an EP.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 06, 2010, 11:35:03 pm
Jimi Hendrix can't actually play guitar backwards, either.

Huh?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 06, 2010, 11:50:16 pm
Huh?

sargasm





also:

time to waste (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4xY5IRLZ1A)-alk3
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 07, 2010, 12:22:12 am
Quote
Huh?

I just really don't get Keith's thing where "Wavves are good, but he is just turning up the distortion on GarageBand to get that sound."

My response is, Jimi Hendrix can't actually play the guitar backwards. They just put the tape on backwards on that song (I forget the one with all the backwards guitar... manic depression?). Is that "cheating"?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 07, 2010, 03:27:15 am
Oh my god, I'm in love with music again.  I stole my mother's ipod and everything sound so freaking good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 07, 2010, 03:29:35 am
stolen music always does sound the best.

...to a heartless thief.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 07, 2010, 03:31:55 am
Oh my god, I'm in love with music again.  I stole my mother's ipod and everything sound so freaking good.
Just out of curiosity, what's on Mama McRae's Ipod?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 07, 2010, 03:37:00 am
Just out of curiosity, what's on Mama McRae's Ipod?

Yes, please share.

I'm listening to...

Neil Young! Man, totally nonstop since Saturday.

I bought Big Boi's new album, which I had already heard a couple weeks ago and love, and couldn't keep it in my car's CD player for more than 2 songs because I needed to hear some more Neil.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 07, 2010, 04:08:15 am
Just out of curiosity, what's on Mama McRae's Ipod?

Well my mother's mp3 collection is basically mine.  I gave her a hard drive a couple of years ago with about 20k songs on it.  She doesn't have any mp3s of her own.  But theres a pretty good overlap in our tastes.

I don't know what was on the ipod though because it wouldn't sync to my itunes.  So I erased it and put my own selections on there.  I just listened to Keith's Mozart Mix from a few years ago.

Right now Im listening to Doc's mix.  There has been some Neil Young and Cake, Beatles, Ice Cube and a bunch of other shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 07, 2010, 04:13:20 am
Neil Young, dude! Neil Young! Anyone catching him on his solo tour this summer?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 07, 2010, 04:18:35 am
I just really don't get Keith's thing where "Wavves are good, but he is just turning up the distortion on GarageBand to get that sound."

My response is, Jimi Hendrix can't actually play the guitar backwards. They just put the tape on backwards on that song (I forget the one with all the backwards guitar... manic depression?). Is that "cheating"?

I don't know man.  Maybe just like it kinda sounds like shit, whereas he could have bought a decent distortion pedal and a shitty tape recorder and made the same sound better and barely slightly more complicated.  Cheaper too, though probably had the computer already.

Like I don't actually like the way Wavves sounds, and it is pretty grating after a whole album, but I like his take on what a song should be??  And like I kinda see what he is going for with the sound and would like to hear what he wants it to be, but that ain't the way to go about getting it??? Either way the new one is the shit, so whatever.

Also, found all the best coast shit.  I do it the same way as you, but the first time you linked them I couldn't find anything.  This time it was all over.  New album out July 27, I am pretty stoked.  Also, downloaded the new Soft Pack album today, haven't listened though.  Anyone in to the Muslims/Soft Pack?  Muslims self titled pretty bad ass.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 07, 2010, 04:23:48 am
ah, I get what you were saying now. I thought it was the idea of using GarageBand that bothered you, not the actual sound of it. Which is why I didn't get it.

I really like the Muslims/Soft Pack. I saw them in NYC 2 years ago and thought they were the coolest ever. The drummer played his drums standing up, but still had a kick pedal, which I thought was cool. At one point he was playing a solo on the floor tom/stood-up-kick-drum/whatever it was with both sticks and the pedal, it was cool.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 07, 2010, 04:30:37 am
I have this Muslims LP (http://www.insound.com/The_Muslims_The_Muslims_LP/productmain/p/INS44038/) and like it quite a bit, but bought it mainly because the cover is shot with a .22. I've only heard the first track off of the Soft Pack album, and it pretty much kicks ass. Pretty sure I was introduced to them through the board.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 09, 2010, 07:43:23 am
Holy Shit new Soft Pack has so much surf guitar.  Awesome!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 10, 2010, 04:28:47 am
i need you back(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ceDmTsV8k)-ben kweller
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 10, 2010, 09:16:40 pm
I didn't want to like this Tobacco album, Maniac Meat, but I did!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 13, 2010, 11:14:35 pm
I slept on the new LCD Soundsystem for awhile, and it turns out to have like three awesome songs.

Also, Caribou - Swim.  Like an improved version of Royksopp.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 14, 2010, 12:15:35 am
Has anyone been watching any of the videos featured in the AV Club cover song series? I'm not crazy about Coheed and Cambria's cover (http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-smiths,38875/) of a favorite song by The Smiths, but it did make me want to listen to the album, which is on now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 14, 2010, 01:12:19 am
exit strategy-valient thorr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvyJdFhX-1w)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on July 14, 2010, 01:31:08 am
Has anyone been watching any of the videos featured in the AV Club cover song series?

I was not aware of this. I like the Wye Oak cover of The Kinks. Go local band! A friend of mine works in the restaurant where she waits tables.

I've been in the mood for metal lately, and I just discovered Acid Bath (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKj-F00i938). They win for creepiest cover art ever (painting by John Wayne Gacy).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 14, 2010, 01:38:46 am
there goes the neighborhood-body count (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rloidlFbi4w)

fuckin yeah!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 14, 2010, 01:55:02 am
I have been to Wye Oak girl's restaurant.

is your friend a really cute girl? There is this really cute girl who works there. My friends got mad at how cute I thought she was.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 14, 2010, 02:14:35 am
Ben Folds covering Elliott Smith is basically constructed for me to enjoy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on July 14, 2010, 02:14:54 am
I have been to Wye Oak girl's restaurant.

is your friend a really cute girl? There is this really cute girl who works there. My friends got mad at how cute I thought she was.

No, he's a really gruff bearded dude who works in the kitchen and hates it there.

They also have really bizarre cocktails that kind of seem like a joke the bartenders are playing on the patrons. Like bourbon with bacon grease and a large piece of bacon in it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on July 14, 2010, 02:26:19 am
Speaking of covers: Jenny Owen Youngs will cover any song I want. Choosing which one is really, really difficult.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on July 14, 2010, 10:10:50 pm
PSA for all you MD/DC/VA/PA folks: Whartscape (http://www.whamcity.com/) is happening next weekend in Baltimore and the lineup is incredibly good.

Lightning Bolt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFAOdcNBZD8&feature=related)
Wye Oak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF7sAjVcFJM&feature=related)
Beach House (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ipyWYO3LM)
Future Islands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oECMdFpMp-c)
Double Dagger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poycE5WN2K0)
The New Flesh (http://www.myspace.com/thenewflesh)
Ian MacKaye (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_MacKaye) (doing a Q&A, not playing unfortunately)

...and like 100 other bands playing over 4 days. Gonna be awesome!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 14, 2010, 10:56:04 pm
like ten million of my friends will be at that. I am jealous. i will be at Pitchfork this weekend, and then a bunch of them are road-tripping out to the coast to visit friends/go to Whartscape.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 14, 2010, 11:24:06 pm
That is just too many ironic band names for me.

I have no idea what the bands would sound like but I am certain that many ironic band names being involved, I would not enjoy myself.

If you are named "Lightning Bolt" or "Double Daggers" you had better be a fuck*ng metal band from, like, Sweden who doesn't understand English enough to know where you went wrong.

If you are named "Beach House" you had better be a Jimmy Buffet cover band and... even then, I will not listen to your stuff because it is not for me.

But if you are lo-fi bo-ho tru-fund douchebags who only tour between Echo Park and Williamsburgh and back with maybe a stop at a festival in Chicago sponsored by The Onion, I dunno.

I dunno if I can handle that. I don't know if I can handle that level of second-hand PBR fumes.

Also, I am exaggerating for comic effect, Dan, so settle down. I am having some fun.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 14, 2010, 11:43:08 pm
Ian MacKaye (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_MacKaye) (doing a Q&A, not playing unfortunately)

Ask him some good questions for me. Like, will Fugazi ever play together again? OK, bad question. But the song '23 Beats Off,' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DInMgpg05SU) which I understand is about/inspired by Magic Johnson contracting HIV. Is the title of the song suggesting that Michael Jordan avoided the virus by beating off instead of banging tons of ladies?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on July 14, 2010, 11:44:14 pm
blahblahblah

(http://www.joewrite.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/haters-gonna-hate.gif)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 14, 2010, 11:47:06 pm
Wait, that's in response to LFM, right? Because I totally fuck*ng love Fugazi.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 14, 2010, 11:50:16 pm
but those band names are not ironic. Lightning Bolt are a really intense loud high-energy band that is like... metal-ish. At the very least their riffage shows a love for high-speed metal. Beach house are dreamy and beach sounding. There is nothing ironic about those names.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on July 15, 2010, 12:02:23 am
Wait, that's in response to LFM, right? Because I totally fuck*ng love Fugazi.

Oh crap yeah, it was. I didn't see that you had posted. It is impossible to hate Fugazi.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 15, 2010, 12:06:24 am
OK, good. Because seriously, I'm curious.

But my favorite Fugazi song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm30_yddY5M).

Also, the subheading of that clip: "Fugazi. Grunge. The real deal." The fuck?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 15, 2010, 03:05:56 am
It is impossible to hate Fugazi.

I like a lot of music that is similar to you (i would guess) and I fuck*ng hate Fugazi (underlined).  I have never gotten past like 30 seconds of one of their songs.  That is a lie, they have this one song that my roommate plays that is good, but that is it.  Every time I try to download that shit I listen, get annoyed, delete.  Same thing with Husker Du, the Minutemen talk about how Zen Arcade pushed them to make Double Nickels on the Dime, so like, shit, thats got to be awesome right?  No, not to me.  The difference between me and LFM is that I won't get mad at you for liking them.  I only do that with my roommate for liking Dub Step and only cause he is supposed to be better than that.  Dub Step shows are fun though if you like uppers and synthetic hallucinogens (I do).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 15, 2010, 03:52:09 am
If that link was telling of what a Fugazi is, I don't care for it.

I'll not mess with y'alls dander on this one but it wasn't my thing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on July 15, 2010, 04:04:28 am
... if you like ... synthetic hallucinogens (I do).

Well at least we can agree on something! (other than dub step is lame) <3
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 15, 2010, 04:55:18 am
So do you all like Husker Du?  Should I try to get in to them again?  Is Zen Arcade where to start?  I mean, from what I understand they broke up because one was addicted to speed and the other heroin, they were in the same general scene as the replacements (only because of geography?), and they were liked by/inspired/had a friendly rivalry with the Minutemen.  They have to be good right?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on July 15, 2010, 05:06:26 am
The only album I've have of theirs is Zen Arcade and I really like it. I guess if you've checked it out and it wasn't your thing then there's not much point in forcing it?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 15, 2010, 05:25:37 am
Sometimes you got to let shit mellow.  With most of my long time favorite bands I was intrigued and turned off on first listen.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 15, 2010, 06:04:39 am
god damnit, I typed a big ol post about Husker Du and then my computer ran out of batteries.

Basically, I dont' like Zen Arcade, and the more people try to tell me how great it is, the less I want to listen to it. They always talk about how it's a double album with an overarching story, blah blah blah, as if that will make me say "awesome" instead of... feel even more overwhelmed by listening to it.
It's kind of like when my girlfriend, upon hearing that I hate the Hold Steady, said "wait, but, do you know their songs are all based on true stories?" yes, that's part of what I can't stand. every song is I KNEW THIS GIRL, AND SHE WAS HOT, BUT THEN SHE WAS IN THE "SCENE," AND SHE DID TOO MANY DRUGS, AND SHE DIED, BY THE BANKS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

But anyway, I like "Celebrated Summer" off of New Day Rising (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtCL1xq6hNU). This song is freaking awesome, and fun to play on guitar. I talk very frequently on my show about this song, because it does a "deconstruction" of husker du (on a simple level)-- it has an awesome chord progression, but is way too fuzzy and trebly, and then there's a part with acoustic guitar arpeggiating the really great chord progression so you can hear it. You are kind of missing out because you can't hear the bass that well on this youtube video, during the little call-and-response thing at the start.

 and Land Speed Record. oh man land speed record. the only album I've heard that frustrates me with its lo-fi-ness. So badly recorded. The second song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_gxTYnO188) (starting at about 2:00) freaks me out. *RIFF RIFF RIFF* TWO THREE FOUR. Always reminds me how much I love hardcore. The first song is good too.

I also read that the "key" to Husker Du is their cover of the Gilligan's Island theme. Except as far as I can tell the "key" is just "oh, the bass guitar plays the melody."

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on July 15, 2010, 06:23:03 am
I also read that the "key" to Husker Du is their cover of the Gilligan's Island theme. Except as far as I can tell the "key" is just "oh, the bass guitar plays the melody."

Oh, so they're like the Chilli Peppers?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 15, 2010, 06:25:56 am
Haha
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on July 15, 2010, 03:51:34 pm
Dub step is fuck*ng shite.

Anyone here a Jens Lekman fan?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on July 16, 2010, 02:43:36 am
Fine you ingrates.

Listen and wet yourself at the beauty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYs6-Sb4NLI)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 16, 2010, 02:49:12 am
Never really given him a listen before now but hey, that's pretty nice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on July 16, 2010, 02:58:05 am
Glad you like it mate.

This is pretty, well, pretty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ncZvHMZ2qw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ncZvHMZ2qw)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on July 16, 2010, 03:03:07 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Dfv9hMnaw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Dfv9hMnaw)

Something more uptempo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 16, 2010, 03:11:51 am
Those reminded me of Johnathon Richman.
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Post by: jaydub on July 17, 2010, 01:40:00 am
Gorillaz Plastic Beach.

I was initially disappointed by the "pop-iness" of the tracks, but realized that its part of the theme.  The songs explore artifice and shallowness, and pop music is the vehicle.  Haven't decided whether it works for me though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 17, 2010, 10:17:56 am
Just threw Del Shannon's Greatest Hits on the iPod.  I've been listening to stuff from 2010 exclusively for like two weeks.  So now I'm about to flip the switch and spend some time in the 50's/40's for awhile.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 17, 2010, 07:42:02 pm
Cass McCombs -- I Went to the Hospital (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRdlvvPDI54)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 17, 2010, 07:57:01 pm
Just threw Del Shannon's Greatest Hits on the iPod.  I've been listening to stuff from 2010 exclusively for like two weeks.  So now I'm about to flip the switch and spend some time in the 50's/40's for awhile.

Del Shannon is from the 60s mainly.  Well his one huge hit is anyway.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 19, 2010, 12:09:05 am
Del Shannon is from the 60s mainly.  Well his one huge hit is anyway.

Yeah.  Runaway '61.   Best song is Sister Isabelle.

Hell yes, The Searchers - Love Potion #9
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 19, 2010, 04:24:14 pm
I saw Best Coast girl (Bethany Cosentino) smoking out of an apple.
Pitchfork was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 19, 2010, 04:25:05 pm
What a waste of an apple.
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Post by: greenkoolayd on July 19, 2010, 10:15:48 pm
chicago-sufjan stevens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDRrqcZbdPU)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on July 19, 2010, 10:26:33 pm
I saw Best Coast girl (Bethany Cosentino) smoking out of an apple.
Pitchfork was pretty awesome.
There was a period of time in high school when the foodstore next to the school could not keep apples in stock fast enough to keep up with the bonanza of smoking out of apples. I don't remember how it started or why it stopped, but the age of smoking out of apples is one of my more bizarre memories. Good to hear its still going on somewhere.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 20, 2010, 12:29:45 am
pitchfork was awesome. Just really well run, everyone was really courteous and helpful, they handed out free water in excess, bands were great, crowd was great. Bought a cheap poster and too many beers/water bottles. No cool t-shirts, that was the only down side.

Saw:
best coast (pretty good, but made me realize a lot of the songs are more background-music for me)
pavement (AMAZING, AND I WAS SO CLOSE TO THE STAGE)
majer lazer (not really my thing)
beach house (not really my thing, but a pretty good performance)
modest penis (kind of bad, my friends who like them said they didn't play enough of their older stuff. plus isaac brock was drunk, and not in a fun way)
liars (OK)
Real Estate (didn't realize how much I liked them! pretty awesome.)
Tallest Man on Earth (don't understand why singer-songwriters make me so mad. Part of it is definitely feeling sexually threatened by them. But seriously, even his music bothered me to an unreasonable degree)
LCD Soundsystem (pretty fun)
Panda Bear-- man, this was really disappointing. didn't really go anywhere, didn't play any songs I recognized.
jon spencer blues explosion-- sounded pretty good from where I was eating my overpriced burger.
raekwon-- I can't tell if I just don't "get" live hip-hop, or the members of Wu-Tang are just too old. Second member I've seen, second mediocre show.
Lightning Bolt-- really awesome. as they played all of the girlfriends kissed their boyfriends and ran away. except my girlfriend, because she is awesome.

all in all, a great time. really well organized, and I always felt like I could get as close as I wanted (except for pavement, my girlfriend couldn't see for most of the show.)
generally just great. only marred by me being a stupid idiot who gets upset about stupid things.

I am pretty sunburned, but mostly I tanned due to constant re-application of sunscreen.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 20, 2010, 12:45:25 am
Of all those bands, I... like Modest penis pretty well.

Care less for their early stuff so I'da been happy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 20, 2010, 12:55:24 am
Saw:
...
pavement (AMAZING, AND I WAS SO CLOSE TO THE STAGE)
...
modest penis (kind of bad, my friends who like them said they didn't play enough of their older stuff. plus isaac brock was drunk, and not in a fun way)
...
jon spencer blues explosion-- sounded pretty good from where I was eating my overpriced burger.
raekwon-- I can't tell if I just don't "get" live hip-hop, or the members of Wu-Tang are just too old. Second member I've seen, second mediocre show.

I'm jealous of the line-up but I hate festivals, so I'm never able to convince myself to go.

Seeing Pavement in September. So excited. Same place I saw them 13 years ago.

Your Modest penis comment reminds me of back in the day, back when they used to open for Built to Spill a lot and so I'd see them a lot. When Isaac was drunk they were terrible. So fuck*ng terrible. But when he was sober, they were fuck*ng amazing. Also, I liked their songs more back then. They just recently played a free show here in Salt Lake, but the place was set up so terribly and there were so many people I couldn't even see the stage. But it didn't sound too great.

I didn't even realize Jon Spencer were still playing. Saw them a long time ago, too. Really fun.

I'm realizing that I am so old.

I haven't seen Raekwon but I've seen Ghostface and GZA, and both shows were so boring. I saw Wu-Tang pretty recently, and that was really fun. Who knows. In fact, aside from that Wu-Tang show, I think the only other hip-hop act that I've ever really enjoyed live is the Roots, which maybe makes sense because they produce records like a rock band does, or used to anyway. And I'm used to those kind of shows.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 20, 2010, 01:14:47 am
yeah, the other Wu-Tang member I saw was GZA. Boring, turned up to the show over an hour late, stopped some songs half way through.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 20, 2010, 01:45:31 am
Yeah, same with when I saw him. He was supposed to perform Liquid Swords in its entirety, and I guess we got every song but like only half of most of them. It was like he didn't give a fuck at all.

And I forgot to comment on this:

Panda Bear-- man, this was really disappointing. didn't really go anywhere, didn't play any songs I recognized.

I'm disappointed to hear this, but not too surprised. I saw Animal Collective last year, and although I had a great time (I was really fucked up), on reflection, of what I could remember anyway, the show was pretty lame. In fact I remember thinking that they were just kind of jamming, in their own kind of way. Like some kind of weird indie electronic Phish. And I've really liked their studio stuff. So it's no too surprising that Panda Bear would be like this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 20, 2010, 07:53:06 am
That is even disappointing to even read that Panda Bear was not good.  I guess that is just the nature of that music.

I would see Animal Collective in Long Island City (Queens) in like two weeks, but that is the week I'm camping up on the Woodstock trip.  Man what a hippy-esque sentence.

Anyway, I listened to Louis Prima all day.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 20, 2010, 07:57:02 am
What a waste of an apple.

Blazing out of an apple is pretty good.  You can still eat it afterwords.  Not that much resin builds up in just a single smoke.  Gives it a mesquite taste, I always thought resin sometimes smelled like Wendy's BBQ sauce anyway.

Better than an aluminum can.  Got to blaze on a lunch break, just smoke an apple, then eat it.  Ultimate workday refreshment.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 21, 2010, 10:11:45 am
I went to see an acquaintances' band tonight, and instead I had my mind blown slash raped.

Two of my best friends are brothers in a band together.  The band used to have a lot of promise, but honestly they have completely stalled.  We saw the acquaintances' band play we and went to another bar, Tuesday night, bit after midnight.  The older brother who was the most recent addition to band was annoyed that he found out that the band wanted to re-record something without much consultation with him.  The dude said to his younger brother, the founder of the band, in complete anger and totally out of character, "FUCK this band," and walked through the bathroom door we were all standing right next to.  He is a sometimes a hothead and he slammed the bathroom door with probably 30% of his strength.  An 18 by 18 inch picture frame of the t-shirts the bar sells fell off the shelf above the bathroom door, it free fell, spinning, about six feet towards the earth's gravitational pull, and the corner of the metal picture frame spiked the younger brother, the band founder, right in the top of the head, rebounded off some dude's chest and the glass shattered into a hundred pieces right at my feet.

I looked at the younger brother, the man who is basically my kindred spirit (we share a birthday 366 days apart), and I wondered what hurt him more, his brother's (possibly my oldest friend) comment, or the moderate concussion he just received.  Within five seconds every pore in his face was pouring sweat and I wasn't sure exactly which reason was the cause.  I stood there with a half drank bottle of Bud in hand, sober, with absolutely no clue how to react, jaw dropped in the stark display of reality the universe had bestowed upon me.

"Fuck your band," was not so hurtful enough that the brother had endure a falling picture frame corner to the top of the head.  For minutes, you could see in his eyes that he had no idea what had happened, on any level.  I witnessed the frankest display of shock and uncertainty that I could have imagined.









I had a conversation with a horribly unlucky friend in Atlantic City city two months ago.  I said, "you have to look at it this way... it would be less surprising - more probable - that the same bet pays off a million times in a row than the fact that we simply exist, right now, right here.  It's so improbable that we can simply converse like this, that there is no stroke of luck that cannot possibly be made apparent in your life.  Magic may very well exist, there is no streak of probability than can surprise me any longer."

Take this as the ramblings of a drunkard if you will, but keep in mind, that I have a degree in medical science as a doctor.  I'm a fuck*ng doctor, and I've observed in great detail exactly what makes life what it is.

Tonight I am convinced.  Simply existing is the peak of improbability.  No coincidence the universe throws at me can possibly surprise me anymore.  As Louis C.K. said a few weeks ago, "I've seen too much."



Thanks for reading my night's recap.  After about fifteen minutes of tension outside the bar, I broke the heft of the night's occurrences with a laugh, and to tie in an actual Achewood reference, the three of us ate 4:30 am dinner at Uncle George's Greek Taverna.  I had lemon sole, side of cold garlic mashed potato, but we had all overfilled on Italian bread with a generous side of tzatziki for dipping.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 21, 2010, 01:14:50 pm
It's tough being in a band with your brother.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 21, 2010, 01:21:28 pm
It's tough being in a band with your brother.

(http://blog.showclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/the-kinks.jpg)

Tell it to these guys.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on July 21, 2010, 01:26:08 pm
Or these guys.
(http://www.gloriousnoise.com/images/oasis.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 21, 2010, 01:30:09 pm
Or even these guys...

(http://theenvelope.latimes.com/media/photo/2005-11/20288727.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 21, 2010, 02:04:33 pm
Yeah, the list of successful groups with brothers working together is long.  That don't mean it was easy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 21, 2010, 02:11:15 pm
Yeah, the list of successful groups with brothers working together is long.  That don't mean it was easy.

I was agreeing with you Paul.  The Davies brothers used to beat the crap out of each other all the time.  And the Gibb brothers were even worse.  They used to make each other wear cheesy looking white suits.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 21, 2010, 03:14:31 pm
The Davies brothers used to beat the crap out of each other all the time.

Your first picture didn't show up and I'm not that familiar with the Bee Gee's history.  But yeah, the Davies bros are the gold standard for dysfunctional, yet very successful brothers in a band.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on July 21, 2010, 03:41:09 pm
I'm not that familiar with the Bee Gee's history. 

They were the ones who wore the cheesy white suits.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 21, 2010, 04:53:46 pm
They were the ones who wore the cheesy white suits.

Did they really have rocky relationship?  I imagine there was a lot of coke involved.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 21, 2010, 06:27:40 pm
their singing style came from a childhood game where they would punch each other in the nuts.

also: that troll who introduced pavement is apparently infamous for giving them a similar introduction in the 90s. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWC2p6J-lAM)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 22, 2010, 01:06:27 am
also: that troll who introduced pavement is apparently infamous for giving them a similar introduction in the 90s. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWC2p6J-lAM)

What does that have to do with tacos?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 22, 2010, 01:12:20 am
It's a metaphor.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 22, 2010, 03:09:22 am
How could you have possibly thought that guy was being serious?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 22, 2010, 07:36:24 am
1. i wasn't close enough to see body language
2. the thing I saw had a longer introduction where he just seemed like a dick (i used to be a DJ, maybe you've heard of me, we were the coolest station around back then, blah blah) and didn't immediately start in on the really over-the-top stuff.
I mean, after a bit I could tell he was trying to get a rise out of the crowd. I just didn't get what the point was.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Lister on July 22, 2010, 12:53:09 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZprVPg06-YM

The lyrics seem pretty standard/boring, and yet I can't help but love the chorus.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 22, 2010, 07:20:31 pm
anyone into hip-hop? I want to like it, but I can never get past Wu-Tang Clan and Fear of a Black Planet. When I am in a hip-hop mood I listen to those two things, and then I am satisfied.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 22, 2010, 08:20:33 pm
anyone into hip-hop? I want to like it, but I can never get past Wu-Tang Clan and Fear of a Black Planet. When I am in a hip-hop mood I listen to those two things, and then I am satisfied.

i like the idea of hip hop more than i like most things that fall into the category.  its not as easy to find the cultural expressions because the thugs and major-label people get most of the attention.  i dig:

fatlip
aesop rock
krs one

i hear good things about:

mf doom
atmosphere(his music isnt for me, though)
dead prez
whole wheat bread
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on July 22, 2010, 08:24:28 pm
Nerdcore will rise up, bitches.

I think you would like Jesse Dangerously (http://www.dangerously.ca/). Just a feeling I have.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 22, 2010, 08:50:23 pm
I want to like hip hop, mainly because I never want to be one of those old people that are assholes about what the kids are listening to.  They are almost as annoying as most kids that think music was invented the day they were born, or more correctly about 10-12 years after they were born.

But mostly I don't like too much hip hop.  I kinda got into the Roots for awhile.  There was a Wyclef album that I really enjoyed.  Some Beastie Boys stuff I like.  Snoop is pretty cool, I even saw him perform once (opened for RHCP), but in all honesty the only song of his I could name is Gin and Juice.  And of course I like a lot of the classic tracks such as Baby Got Back, Funky Cold Medina, etc...

I like how hip hop has become "real music" using instruments and shit and not just scratching on a turntable or whatever.  See, that last sentence totally reads like some old asshole talking about what the kids are listening to... Anyway, I've seen some hip hop acts on television in more recent times and thought the bands were fuck*ng hotter than hell.  The only drawback I could find was the MC him or herself.  You got this shit hot band jamming they ass off with this idiot spitting out a bunch of bs about guns and cars and women.  Hip hop has really evolved into an aggressive form of R&B with the MC a vestigial element held over from earlier times.

So yeah, I'm not a big fan of hip hop, but I'm not against it either.  And I'm certainly not one of those old assholes that is likely to say something such as "I love all kinds of music except rap.  I HATE rap."

I can never get past Wu-Tang Clan and Fear of a Black Planet. When I am in a hip-hop mood I listen to those two things, and then I am satisfied.

I have Wu Tang Forever, I should give it a listen to see if it still bores me.  I also recently got AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted.  Some of that sounded kinda interesting.  But I've only listened to a couple of tracks. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 22, 2010, 11:03:01 pm
Hip hop was alive for years, but now it is officially dead.  It's too late to start getting into it, guys, it's all over.  Eminem just released the last relevant hip hop album and that caps it all off.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 23, 2010, 02:18:23 am
hiphop is dead.  books are irrelevant and wasteful.  [[sings]] ...and i feel fiiiine!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on July 23, 2010, 02:45:40 am
I'm not much into hip hop but I do love a melbourne group called Hilltop Hoods (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSFT2OKcdk0).

Scroobius pip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESvYRR1Fyug) also makes it onto every mix-tape I make.

For ages I associated hip hop with gangster rap and I care about lyrics too much so singing about bitches and shorties and drive bys just pissed me off. I like the non-gangster hip hop though and of course the nerdcore  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOB6LeLraFM)is the bizzledy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 23, 2010, 07:45:29 am
I don't know if we are making a hip hop/ rap distinction here(don't really know what the difference is), but I really dig Illmatic by Nas, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is better than Black Planet, and ATLiens by Outkast could be one of the top ten albums ever made, you know, depending on the day.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRTH9D0epTs 

Oh and the new Big Boi album has a track with George Clinton.  It is pretty bad ass.  About dope:  smoke, don't choke seems to be the moral.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 23, 2010, 08:02:51 am
people keep telling me that about nation of millions, but I just don't get it. i need to listen to it again, obviously.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 23, 2010, 08:18:14 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MjgcNXZLs

This song alone makes it one of the greatest hip hop albums ever.  My favorite part is "stay strong sister."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on July 23, 2010, 01:01:45 pm
Paul, I suggest you check out Mos Def.  Not just because white people like Mos Def (http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/02/17/69-mos-def/), but because I like him, and I like the other hip hop acts you said you enjoyed.

Also, A Tribe Called Quest.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on July 23, 2010, 01:09:23 pm
As to what I'm listening to:  the new National album, High Violet.  Oh yes, very much so.
http://vimeo.com/11653518
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 23, 2010, 07:44:32 pm
mos def and common are both rad hip hop dudes that talk about 'the streets' a lot, but dont glorify ignorance/negativity.

(rap is part of hip hop)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 23, 2010, 09:13:04 pm
My friend Emma sings on this (http://"http://thespecialityorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/the-speciality-e-p).

I told her the price was exorbitant, but I bought it anyway.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Lister on July 24, 2010, 05:20:37 am
I can't recommend Jurassic 5 highly enough.  Literate MCs with real skills?  Oh yes, please.  Unfortunately their label is aggressive about takedowns and they've only uploaded 4 videos of their own to Youtube, but still.  They're good at what they do.

If You Only Knew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVKoFXN7JHk)
Quality Control (title track from an excellent album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgpDN-bARwc)
Concrete Schoolyard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeN9c2GYJkk)
High Fidelity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KfXj_fcUkI)
I Am Somebody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_XNt0JbpN8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on July 24, 2010, 11:30:24 am
Gangsta rap was mercilessly executed when 50 Cent released his second album.  Gangsta rap - true gangsta rap - was the height of hip-hop and best of it was fueled by feuds.  But after Tupac and Biggie were no longer producing music, gangsta rap basically became a quest to answer the question, 'who is the most gangsta?'

Well after his first album, Get Rich or Die Trying, 50 Cent had answered that question.  The album created the most powerful image in rap's history.  And then every album he released after that was an effortless pop hackjob piece of crap.  The talent had disappeared.  50 had won "the rap game" more decisively than any MC in history and then, with his popularity, he cut the head off the chicken.  Gangsta rap was dead.

So since 2005, this proverbial chicken has been running around waiting to die.  The only really significant albums since then have been a few of Kanye's, and maybe arguably a pair from Lil' Wayne.  That's because in the post-gangsta era, these two were the only artists to introduce touches of psychedelia into the music and they benefited greatly.  So that brings us to the lastest Eminem album which will probably be the last hip-hop ever recorded with any effort going into it.

Now there is officially nothing new that can possibly be done within the rap/hip-hop genre without removing it from that genre.  DEAD GENRE.  There are no gangstas anymore.  Where have all the gangstas gone?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on July 24, 2010, 01:39:02 pm
Here is a DJ Format jam that not only features dudes from Jurassic 5, but has an awesome video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhZt4i92aSA

Supposedly the MCs were supposed to come to the video shoot but didn't, so in a last-minute effort to save the day, the director went out and got the costumes for the backup dancers and had them go to town.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on July 24, 2010, 08:05:15 pm
lately I am so tired of playing chords.

I am all about Real (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfi2HJGziAA) Estate. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AePShfa66LU&feature=related)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 24, 2010, 08:46:41 pm
I like rap and like talking about it. The new Big Boi is very good. Better than Speakerboxxx, which I also like. I don't think I've ever heard melancholy done better in rap than Unhappy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf_f3E2xSUk) from that album. Second the ATLiens recommendation, throw in Aquemini too.

And of course Illmatic, which really should serve as a template for all rap records. Excellent production, no obnoxious skits, absolutely no filler and flawless delivery on every track.

Enough can never be said about Public Enemy. I'm not an expert on the history of rap, but they may have been the first really sonically interesting group. It was all pretty basic before them.

Other favorites, somewhat in order, and off the top of my head:

Liquid Swords -- GZA
Madvillainy -- Madvillain (Madlib and MF Doom)
The Unseen -- Quasimoto (Madlib)
The Blueprint -- Jay-Z
Enter the Wu-Tang
2001 -- Dr. Dre
Slim Shady LP and Marshall Mathers LP -- Eminem
Champion Sound -- Jaylib (Madlib and J Dilla)
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, the original and "sequel" (though quite different) -- Raekwon
Supreme Clientele -- Ghostface
The Chronic, Doggystyle and other various Dr. Dre stuff from the early 90s
The Pretty Toney Album and giraffescale -- Ghostface
Purple Haze -- Cam'ron
Ridin' Dirty -- UGK
Dr. No's Oxperiment -- Oh No (Madlib's brother)

Also, it's worth checking out as much J Dilla as you can. Maybe start with Donuts? That would probably be somewhere on that list.

Edit: My favorite J Dilla (http://vimeo.com/4262780) track.

Not really rap or hip-hop, though the influence is there and heavy, but I love the new Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on August 10, 2010, 08:14:24 am
holy shit this free thing (http://www.scion.com/garagefest/)

ty segall, thee oh sees, best coast, king khan, times new viking, nodzzz, happy birthday... YES.

I LOVE ROCK MUSIC.

I will trade so many days of work with people in order to make sure I can go to this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on August 10, 2010, 03:10:17 pm
ty segall, thee oh sees, best coast, king khan, times new viking, nodzzz, happy birthday... YES.

oh my god i'm old
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 10, 2010, 03:58:29 pm
That looks fun.  I have friends in Lawrence KS.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 11, 2010, 02:22:15 am
traditional native american vibes + evil circus disco = win (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHHLoWle5Oo)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on August 11, 2010, 04:12:25 am
Anything featuring Duane Denison is definitely worth a listen. Not to mention Mike Patton.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on August 11, 2010, 07:33:25 am
right now I'm listening to: really intense ringing in my ears due to playing my guitar with the amp at almost full volume.

um, oops. too much treble.

this ringing in my ears is really loud.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on August 11, 2010, 03:41:51 pm
Aw yeah, new Budos Band album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on August 13, 2010, 10:05:08 pm
HOLY fuck*ng CHRIST MADVILLIAN.

OH MY GOD MADVILLIAN.

...

MADVILLIAN.

I really don't get it. I do not listen to a lot of Hip Hop. But for some reason Hip Hop is the one genre where I have reactions of OH MY GOD, THIS IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING THAT HAS EVER BEEN. I HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY LIKE THIS.

I guess probably because rock music doesn't have a lot of directions it hasn't gone. And Hip Hop makes me listen to lyrics.

It's also the only genre that really makes me THINK about things actually going on in the world. Can't explain how much Public Enemy and NWA blew my mind when I was 17.

yeah, I guess hip hop is also a situation where all I want is virtuosity heaped on virtuosity.

(also, 36 Chambers is a Lo-Fi album, discuss.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on September 06, 2010, 11:47:56 pm
HOLY fuck*ng CHRIST MADVILLIAN.

OH MY GOD MADVILLIAN.

...

MADVILLIAN.

I think my heart's explodin'!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 15, 2010, 01:58:25 am
pavement (AMAZING, AND I WAS SO CLOSE TO THE STAGE)

So I saw Pavement Sunday before last, and it was fuck*ng awesome. Same place I saw them first time around (Paramount in Seattle, possibly my favorite venue ever, at least as far as theaters go). I was looking for a bootleg of the show on dimeadozen, and found one of the Pitchfork show, complete with DJ Troll's introduction. Sound is OK. I can't tell if it started out shitty and got better, or if it started out shitty and I got used to it. But if you have an account and you're into that kind of thing, it's worth checking out.

Also: Grinderman 2 fuck*ng rocks. If anyone liked the first one this one is definitely worth a shot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on September 15, 2010, 02:00:07 am
I met Stephen Malkmus once, after a Kids of Rock Pac NW show. He seemed nice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on September 18, 2010, 06:15:09 am
I can't stop listening to the best post Ronald Jones Flaming Lips song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMHtimeHX8k

So good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 21, 2010, 01:56:34 am
New Neil Young (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uDwvJK0YdI).

I don't know. I mean, I kinda like it. Little bit Into the Black, little bit Vocal Studies. I haven't been crazy about his lyrics for a while, but could be good. Right?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 22, 2010, 08:56:43 pm
rot in hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_RA42a0b9s)-the nekromantix

bam bam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n4WwW4hZ60)-toots and the maytals
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on September 22, 2010, 11:32:31 pm
I spent a lot of time wondering whether I'd be able to get the weekend off to go to garage fest, AND THEN FORGOT TO PUCK UP MY FREE PASS BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

Kill me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on September 23, 2010, 06:28:35 pm
Scott Walker has recently been recommended to me. I'm just a touch nervous about him.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on September 23, 2010, 08:17:47 pm
I just know that I love that song that was in Life Aquatic.

My GF's roommate, who I disagree with on almost everything about music, says he is great.

Or, no. We disagree in a way where we like a lot of the same stuff, but when she talks about why she likes or dislikes certain things, it makes me want to scream.
Recently: we saw Wavves, and she said Wavves was great. I said they were not that great, but, sure. Then we talked about the opening band. We agreed that they sucked.
But then she complained for several minutes about the guy's guitar tone. How his amp was made for clean, trebley tones and he had too much bass in the mix. How he wasn't using the right kind of effects. etc.
Whereas my problem was "they are really boring to listen to."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on September 24, 2010, 03:23:13 am
I was listening to Little Feat tonight.  They were excellent!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 29, 2010, 11:31:14 pm
New Deerhunter.

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

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uowHgu2ZYSg
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on September 30, 2010, 03:34:18 am
YEAHHH new deerhunter.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 30, 2010, 04:34:36 am
Hey have you listened to it? Thoughts? I fuck*ng love it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on September 30, 2010, 02:48:53 pm
i've been re listening to Tyranny for You the past couple days/weeks.  god damn is that better than i thought.

it's weird to me how 5, 10 years can make things sound so very different.

and i think it's in the hidden/extended track but whichever, but it's neat to hear like, shit that possibly inspired babyland and etc that you'd never heard before.

seriously, seriously underated and underappreciated album.

there are days i'd like to round up the "kids" with their "#####" and their "hair cuts" and their "attitudes" and make them listen to Soul Manager on repeat until they break 26 and get a real job.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on September 30, 2010, 08:38:03 pm
New Urge Overkill! (http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-urge-overkills-first-song-15-years?utm_source=spintwitter&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=spintwitter/r:f)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 01, 2010, 12:37:48 am
squeeze me macaroni/cantina band(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHVBQ6Ab9ns)-mr bungle
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 02, 2010, 04:23:38 am
Matador 21 is streaming (http://pitchfork.com/festivals/matador-21/myspace/). Sonic Youth and Pavement still to play tonight.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 02, 2010, 06:36:19 am
After watching that, I think I just figured it out, Sonic Youth are the indy rock Grateful Dead.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 02, 2010, 06:53:44 am
I didn't watch cause I am seeing Sonic Youth Monday!

I could have seen Pavement in September, but they were playing at this awful venue like 30 minutes away.  The 1st Bank Center.  If you are thinking of counting, count me out on that one.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 02, 2010, 06:57:11 am
Sonic Youth is finished.  They are setting up Pavement's equipment right now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 02, 2010, 07:32:35 am
Seeing Sonic Youth on Tuesday! Saw Pavement in September, and you should have.

After watching that, I think I just figured it out, Sonic Youth are the indy rock Grateful Dead.

I saw them in July but I wasn't close at all, and didn't realize how old Kim Gordon looks.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 02, 2010, 08:11:48 am
Maaaan, after seeing them on Colbert I don't know.  That was pretty bad and it was one of my favorite songs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 02, 2010, 08:16:06 am
Maaaan, after seeing them on Colbert I don't know.  That was pretty bad and it was one of my favorite songs.

Pavement or Sonic Youth?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 02, 2010, 08:24:38 am
Pavement, I'm guessing. They were on recently and played Gold Soundz. I really liked the show I went to, but granted it was at what is possibly my favorite venue.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 02, 2010, 10:05:42 am
Yeah, Pavement.

Also, I need an excuse to go to Red Rocks, would have seen them in a second there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 02, 2010, 06:29:00 pm
Where my cousin lives in the Denver burbs, you can basically walk to Red Rocks.

Didn't see a show there but drove past it when some jam band "The Discobiscuits" were playing and... so many would-be nouveau hippies.

I felt so old, even though a significant minority of the faux hippies were at least a bit older than I am.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 02, 2010, 08:45:22 pm
Pavement played McMenamins Edgefield (http://www.mcmenamins.com/54-edgefield-home) recently. I didn't go - I was out of town. I did see Al Green and Crowded House there, though, and they were both fantastic shows.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on October 03, 2010, 01:30:52 pm
I'm trying to find some chiptunes I like for study music. Mainly I've been enjoying the chilled out stuff like failotron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmTu43D0sPw&feature=related) which I originally heard on PATV.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on October 04, 2010, 03:39:27 am
Sonic Youth is finished.  They are setting up Pavement's equipment right now.

the first time i read that, i was like "damn, that's cold."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 04, 2010, 05:55:35 am
Yeah, that's how I read it at first too.

"They are so terrible, I have now internally demoted them to another band's roadies."

I am... glad someone else made this mistake so I can admit to it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on October 04, 2010, 04:44:22 pm
It took lfm spelling it out for me to read it any other way. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 04, 2010, 11:56:41 pm
That does make a pretty awesome metaphor, and to some fans during the 90s may not have been too far off the mark.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 05, 2010, 03:13:01 am
So, Garage Fest:

Nodzzz were awesome. I think my girlfriend has a crush on the lead singer, and it makes me mad. But I will like them a lot.

Thee Oh Sees were awesome, but kind of grossed me out. The lead singer kept deep-throating the mic, and then spitting something out. None of my friends can agree whether he was "just spitting," spitting out that nasty shit you get in your mouth when you chew tobacco, or puking a little bit.
It was also weird how much he creeped me out. As soon as I saw him on stage, with his muscle-head head and huge arms and tiny eyes, I was like "oh no, he is going to be an asshole." Kept thinking about this video where I saw him beat someone over the head with his guitar.
Then after the show he was wearing a knit sweater and shaking fans' hands. "Thanks so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun tonight."
I was mad that lately my glasses have gotten really loose, and every time I tried to dance around they fell off.

Times New Viking blew. Last time I saw them I liked it a lot. This time something was way off.

The Clean were super super bad. My girlfriend loves them, and loved it, and kept talking about how they are "legendary."
The thought I kept having was "this isn't watching a band perform, this is watching a drunk dude practice his guitar." It is clear that he has gotten a lot more proficient at the guitar in the last (twenty?) years, and is bored of playing the actual fuck*ng guitar parts, and was just screwing around. The guitar was way too loud, he kept messing with his amp, and he never played the same riff more than once. Really really frustrating to listen to. The drummer and bassist did not look as frustrated as I would have been by this.

Then I got mad that it was so bad, and stomped around instead of going to see any of the "headlining" bands. Couldn't get in to see King Khan, so then I watched The Oblivians for a little while. Kind of boring.

My girlfriend has gotten really into the New Zealand music scene from the 80s and 90s, and it makes me feel like LFM. "These bands have stupid names. They all sound the same."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 05, 2010, 03:22:22 am
Quote from: theinevitable
Times New Viking

Really?

...really?

Really. Really!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 05, 2010, 03:25:05 am
you not only like the band Guns and Roses, you like a band called Guns and Roses. You don't get to make fun of band names.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 05, 2010, 03:30:56 am
It was the stage name of their singer plus the stage name of one of their guitarist who quit early on.

Not the best name, sure, kinda jock-dumb... but it doesn't smack of trying so gosh darn hard to be clever that your brains fall outcher damn ears.

"Times New Viking".

It's like a Snorg tee-shirt design that even Snorg thought was too fuck*ng stupid.

Oh God. Trying... so hard. So very hard to come off as off-handedly stupid.

How much did of their trust funds did they pay some "hip" P.R. firm in Williamsburg, where they totally wear jeans to work and have a pingpong table in the lobby, for that gem?

"Times New Viking". Holy shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 05, 2010, 03:53:03 am
ok, this is a pretty dumb argument.

What do you guys think makes a good band name? I have spent a lot of time thinking of band names, and what makes a good band name, but all I remember is deciding that Pavement is one of the best band names ever.

Also, I want to be in a band called Weed Kills so bad. Mostly I just want a shirt that says that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 05, 2010, 04:14:46 am
I think Weed Kills has been done.

I was going to name my band "Anal Sweat and Goat Vomit", but that was in elementary school.

My wife and I call ourselves Necrosexy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 05, 2010, 04:24:41 am
Just... just say it out-loud, Dan. Say "Times New Viking".

Consider the way it is a forced-clever re-appropriation of a common slightly-nerdy thing that is "square" and then using a "Zombies Versus Ninjas" logic on the end to use the double meaning of the idea "Roman" in a secondary context. Roll it around in your mouth, oh, how it tastes like ashes in there, okay?

It is like that line in the Simpsons where the two kids are like "Peter Frampton, that's soooo cool" "Are you being sarcastic?" "I don't even know anymore..." It is so ambivalently meta, is it a bad attempt at sounding cool, is it an attempt at being so bad it is cool? It is about hiding from the responsibility of having to take a side on the issue of trying... and it tries. so. fuck*ng. HARD. at it.

I have never read a sentence fragment in over thirty years of reading every single thing my gaze falls upon that is trying so hard to seem like it isn't trying.

It wants to impress people SO MUCH that it has to try to impress people who are only impressed by not trying to impress them AT THE SAME TIME.

It is a name that loves the Eighties so much that it has to pretend it hates the Eighties in case the Eighties doesn't like guys who come on too strong.

If anyone needs to understand why irony has to die, just say "Times New Viking" to them and they will instantly sign your petition.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 05, 2010, 04:29:17 am
how can you enjoy anything?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 05, 2010, 04:50:26 am
I can enjoy a lot of things! The new Ben Folds is pretty good. The new Venture Brothers was fuck*ng outstanding. So is "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret".

But something I can't deal with is when people play that "battle of who can care less". Trying to split the difference between apathy and effort so that you can feign whichever to whoever wants what.

Holy shit. Being sincere can be awesome and being satrical can totally be awesome too. But trying to conveniently hide behind "we're not really trying" when you fuck up...

I think it is what pisses me off about noise bands too. "If you like it, it is because we are awesome, if you don't like it, fuck you, you don't understand that we're not trying and that's the point!"

Fuck that. It... it is everything that is wrong with human culture, that goddamn attitude.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 05, 2010, 05:47:28 am
Fuck off.


I saw Sonic Youth today, it was pretty awful.  Maybe I was just spoiled by MBV and Dinosaur Jr., but have you ever heard noise rock that isn't very loud?  It is pretty boring.  You need that volume to suck you in, make it all encompassing.  They did like 5 minutes of pure feedback at the end and my ears didn't even hurt a little after the show.  Just, like, it sounded cool I guess, but was impossible to get into cause it was way to quiet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 05, 2010, 06:53:13 am
I think that your problem is that you are confusing "not trying to do what LFM likes" with "not trying." You have mentioned before this idea that Sonic Youth "aren't trying." How can you possibly think this? They have been a band for something like 30 years, have put out tons of albums, toured every continent except Antactica. They are also, as far as I am concerned, really fuck*ng good at their instruments.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on October 05, 2010, 07:26:08 am
The best band name is clearly "Spaces Old Phoenician". There.

EDIT: Hang on maybe Times New Polanski is cleverer
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on October 05, 2010, 09:12:14 am
Once again Miss Waterfield wins the game that no one knew they were playing.

I decided in a pathology tute this morning that I wanted to be in a band called 'Lady Sperm' but I've been a bit sleep deprived lately.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on October 05, 2010, 10:10:33 am
For the longest time I've wanted to make a thread called "Post fictional band names you think up here," one, for jokes, and two, to catalog the band names I think up and want to remember.  It was right after, for some reason, the name popped into my head, "Why Yes, I am The Viceroy."  Since then I've amassed this whole list of good to bad band names, the worst of which being "Miley Cyrus Nip Slips Dot Com."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on October 05, 2010, 01:33:10 pm
For the longest time I've wanted to make a thread called "Post fictional band names you think up here," one, for jokes, and two, to catalog the band names I think up and want to remember.  It was right after, for some reason, the name popped into my head, "Why Yes, I am The Viceroy."  Since then I've amassed this whole list of good to bad band names, the worst of which being "Miley Cyrus Nip Slips Dot Com."

Yeah, but then you'll just get sued like RivrFenix or whatever they used to be called before they had to change their name to FenixTX
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on October 05, 2010, 01:41:24 pm
I like the name Time New Viking.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on October 05, 2010, 01:46:13 pm
My "next band name" for about 15 years now has been New Century Schoolbook.  Maybe one of these days I'll actually get a band together again and use that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 05, 2010, 01:50:16 pm
I have never read a sentence fragment in over thirty years of reading every single thing my gaze falls upon that is trying so hard to seem like it isn't trying.

Never? How did you keep track? How did you know you were going to need to?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 05, 2010, 04:24:48 pm
your mom and dad
BILF(breakfast id like (to)fuck)
minute maiden
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on October 05, 2010, 04:40:05 pm
tragic sans
the inner limits
newsy lewis and the hues
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 05, 2010, 04:47:06 pm
my friends are theoretically in a band called Barbeque Masters. I was kind of playing with them for a while, but I think we need at least one person who knows how to write a song.

Also the drummer can't keep time, and not in a "fun" way.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 05, 2010, 05:04:40 pm
There's a way that having a terrible drummer is fun?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on October 05, 2010, 06:47:53 pm
There's a way that having a terrible drummer is fun?

yes.  generally involves his/her [the drummer's] access to copious amounts of cocaine and/or a large trust fund with zero oversight and/or a promiscous girlfriend who works at the Sharper Image.

inre Times New Vikings, i'll settle this debate easily.  the name is fuck*ng retarded, but if they rock out then its moot.  AC/DC's name is more retarded then a crack-addled retarded spider monkey, but they rock the fuck out so the debate over their name has no merit.

additionally, most, if not all, band names are completely fuck*ng retarded, but, yes, in a myriad number of ways.  see: guns and roses, rapeman, def leppard, yngwee malstroem, etc, etc, etc.  belle and sebastian? seriously?

 inre sonic youth, a band full of complete virtuousos can be completely boring-assed boring.  much of the enjoyment of partaking of rock (etc) music is the visceral connection the listener/partaker makes at an emotional level with the band.  failures are usually more emotional than perfection.  more emotional generally equates to more connectedness, which then makes one more likely to nod their head and say "groovy".

this is akin to the difference between the ice cold super model bitch with auto-cad generated features that you can slice deli meat on, versus the girl next door whose nose is crooked and her knee is scraped and tears are beginning to well behind her dark brown doe-eyes.

if i had a chance to listen to a freeze-dried, perfect sonic youth and a sonic youth full hate, angst, and gin where they kick at their pedals in frustration because they haven't quite figures out how to join that one chord to that one riff yet,
well,
i've got a band aid and a bottle of bactine and no room in my heart for stainless steel appliances.


inre interpol, i am listening to interpol _right this very moment_. they have a very, very dumb band name.  they _alm.....ost_ rock out.
they are like a really hot high school girlfriend who lets you touch her breasts but only _outside clothes_.
god dammit, this could really be kick ass.
i mean, it's great and all,
but it could _so much better_.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 05, 2010, 07:26:27 pm
Did I start this argument?  I think I did. 

BTW, I used to play in a band called Instigator.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 05, 2010, 07:50:01 pm
Nearly every band name is stupid, yes. The greatest rock band of all time, their name is a pun on "beat/beetle".

But, jeez, "Belle and Sebastian" at least is just straightforwardly named after a children's cartoon. Perhaps sarcastically, perhaps sincerely but at least straight forwardly.

"Times New Viking" is just such a goddamned affectation. It is so painfully and consciously constructed.

Sure, if the band is good that's all that should matter but someone who'd think that such a "trying hard not to try" band name is a good idea to have is probably making music that is far more conscious to the social pose they exist within than making good music and those bands almost always suck. There are rare exceptions but they prove the rule.

Punk is supposed to be rebellion, somehow, but The Sex Pistols were put together by a dude who owned a fashion boutique. This is important. This is important to remember.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on October 05, 2010, 08:11:43 pm
Yeah, these kids today and the crazy things they name their music groups.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 05, 2010, 08:18:48 pm
Crazy would be fine!

The Dipthong-Weebops would be simply dumb but not actively offensive.

Meta-posturing is what offends me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 05, 2010, 08:24:04 pm
I think what LFM is trying to say is he wants New Times Viking to taste the curb.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 05, 2010, 08:42:33 pm
Meta-posturing is what offends me.

there are way more important thing to be pissed off about.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on October 05, 2010, 08:45:59 pm
I am not a fan of bands names that sound like a person's name but aren't. Because they are hard to alphabetize.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 05, 2010, 08:53:46 pm
Oh sure, there are definitely more terrible things going on in the world than the world's worst band name.

However.

We've been over all that shit and, at this point, we've talked about those things so much that it just hurts to talk about them.

That's why we have things to riff on like terrible terrible band names and baseball rosters.

For we have no mouth and we must scream 'bout something.

I assumed this was a given.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on October 05, 2010, 09:23:50 pm
My thrashmetal band was named Tranessence.  Metal is hilarious when it's done right.

I was gonna name my electro-big band (where I dress as a doctor), "Magnum Foramen Opus."  But it turns out that dim mfers have not heard of either of those terms.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 05, 2010, 09:26:26 pm
I think the best band name I've heard fairly recently was "Trojan Hearse".

I do like "Minute Maiden", though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 05, 2010, 09:44:06 pm
I do like "Minute Maiden", though.

its from an "in living color" sketch.  jim carrey plays an old astronaut pitching a powdered orange-flavored beverage comparable to tang.  it went something like: "blablabla, i drank this every day when i went to the moon.  [[sip]] minute maiden: it tastes just like a woman."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 05, 2010, 10:06:20 pm
When I was in High School I created an imaginary punk rock band I named The Walking Assholes.  The guitar player was Larry Gondwanaland, on bass was (you ain't) Jack Slick, and the drummer was Egore.  In my mind they were a Ruttlesesque piss take on punk rock.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 06, 2010, 12:04:01 am
LFM, how do you feel about the name "Camper Van Beethoven"?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 06, 2010, 12:05:44 am
I'm all about hating band names, but I still don't, after like 50 posts trying to explain it, get what is so wrong about Times New Viking as a band name. I saw them a couple years ago, and they were really boring so it's not like I am particularly interested in defending them or anything, but it's never occurred to me that the band name is worse than most other band names out there. Maybe there are some cultural references I'm missing? Hey, look at this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_New_Viking#Miscellaneous):

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Their name, "Times New Viking," is a play on the popular typeface Times New Roman

But maybe that just strengthens your resolve.

One of my favorite real life band names is The Gun Club. I can't really spell out why, but I just love it. I also like the title of their best album, Fire of Love. Also, The Mekons and Shellac. They just sound good. Shellac in particular is fun to say. And I know I said I'm all about hating band names, but I really can't think of any aside from bands that I genuinely hate, so probably I don't care about band names, unless the name is really good.

Most offensive band name: Anal Cunt? I'd say that's up there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 12:23:42 am
miles: that's exactly why I hate the name so much. it is SUCH a torturedly self-conscious joke that tries to pretend it is an off-hand joke.

Nabu: Camper Van Beethoven certainly sounds dumb but I ain't gonna say it is "Times New Viking" level stupid.

miles: Anal Cunt is actually a mildly funny name for a band. It cheerfully accepts that it is just being an asshole and goes with it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 06, 2010, 12:41:26 am
It never occurred to me that "Times New Viking" was a reference to Times New Roman for a long time. When I did realize, I was like, "oh, huh." I do not really care. It is kind of a silly name.

I just don't see all these levels of caring/not-caring/whatever. I only see a kind of stupid band name from a band who are sometimes pretty damn good, and sometimes really boring.

The Sex Pistols were organized by a fashion shop dude, and the Ramones came first and were a couple of dudes from Queens who decided to start a band even though they were bad at their instruments. The fact of the Sex Pistols is not some kind of weird secret to understanding all bands that have come since them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 06, 2010, 01:07:16 am
in re: lo-fi recording.

I have realized that sometimes things are "lo-fi," and sometimes things are actually badly recorded.

This came to me when I started hearing things that are, you know, actually badly recorded. Something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_gxTYnO188&p=143900126AE554AE&playnext=1&index=15) is actually recorded badly-- sometimes you can't hear things very well. It's really tinny, and mushy, and I wish I could hear the damn guitars and the bass.

But sometimes, people intentionally make things sound a certain way, because they like that sound. Part of this is often an emulation of old-fashioned recordings-- no overdubs, recording things relatively live/in the same room, etc.
There are also things where they purposely make it sound really weird. Times New Viking, for example, makes everything sound pretty mushed together and fuzzy. I didn't realize they had two vocalists until I saw them live, I thought it was just a really fucked up recording of one person with a weird voice. Ditto for Thee Oh Sees, actually.

The band Women have, in interviews, talked about how they kept telling the guy who engineered their record to make it sound shittier. They purposely put it through filters, recorded it onto shitty tapes and then dubbed it a million times, etc, because they wanted it to sound hazy and fuzzy and weird. This is, as far as I care, no different from things like Flanging (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanging). Theoretically, fuck*ng with the tapes something is recorded on is "bad." You aren't supposed to do that. But someone (according to wikipedia there are multiple possible origins for this) was trying to figure something out, and fucked up a tape, and realized that it was a cool effect.
Wait, actually, this is also basically what distortion is. It started out as "we are turning up our amps really loud and our tubes are overheating," but then someone realized that this sounded awesome, and now people do it on purpose.

Similarly, if you listen to, say, Guided by Voices, there are a lot of "mistakes" left in the recordings. As far as I can tell, this happened on purpose, but possibly as a result of years of recording on shitty equipment, and realizing "hey, it sounds kind of cool when there are weird fucked-up things in the recording."

I don't know. I like mistakes. It is less of a weird fetish for me than it was a few years ago. But when I first heard "Bee Thousand" it completely blew my mind.

Similarly, I want to get better at guitar, but the people I consider good at the guitar are not necessarily the people you would consider good at guitar. That does not mean I am trying to be bad at guitar.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 06, 2010, 02:40:18 am
I think Anal Cunt is sort of a weak name. It does seem, however, that the name thing is becoming more difficult. You can't name your heavy fuck*ng band Black Sabbath anymore. Too late! Can't name your band the Misfits, which is a pretty awesome name, especially given the inspiration. Bad Brains is pretty simple and classic. Stooges. Nine Inch Nails. I sort of ignore the names now, or at least don't put much stock in them.

Smashing Pumpkins is a band name that kind of bugs me, though. That may just be because I think the band is annoying.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 02:42:46 am
The last good band name left is "Security Device Enclosed".

And for all I know, someone is using it and just isn't famous yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 03:31:45 am

Similarly, if you listen to, say, Guided by Voices, there are a lot of "mistakes" left in the recordings. As far as I can tell, this happened on purpose, but possibly as a result of years of recording on shitty equipment, and realizing "hey, it sounds kind of cool when there are weird fucked-up things in the recording."


Lots of albums from the 60s have mistakes all over them because in many cases they were recorded on the fly with shoestring budgets under extreme pressure to produce in a limited time frame.  Those records are classics now despite the mistakes and poor recording because they are fresh and immediate and made by brilliant geniuses in some cases. 

But music isn't recorded like that anymore.  Today, even an entry level band can gain access to top flight equipment and basically all the time in the world they need to get things done properly.  I'd hate to think there was a band too apathetic to fix the mistakes in their recordings.  Or even worse, a band that is inserting "mistakes" into their recordings as part of their aesthetic.  I hope that's not going on. 

But I'm not going to judge, if that's your thing, by all means, have at it hoss.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on October 06, 2010, 03:41:53 am
But music isn't recorded like that anymore.  Today, even an entry level band can gain access to top flight equipment and basically all the time in the world they need to get things done properly.  I'd hate to think there was a band too apathetic to fix the mistakes in their recordings.  Or even worse, a band that is inserting "mistakes" into their recordings as part of their aesthetic.  I hope that's not going on. 

The closest things I can think of to this that I like are:

On Sleater-Kinney's final album there's a song that they managed to nail on the first take. After the song ends you can hear them laughing at their luck. That's kind of cool.

On the BT song Never Gonna Come Back Down most, if not all, of the lyrics are improvised by Mike Doughty. After the song is over you hear BT laugh and clap and Mike says "this is what I do for a living"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 03:55:28 am
I think that the rock tradition of leaving the end of a live track in if something interesting happens at the end of the good take is a little different than "sounding bad because it is teh roxxorz to sound bad".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 03:59:18 am
I think that the rock tradition of leaving the end of a live track in if something interesting happens at the end of the good take is a little different than "sounding bad because it is teh roxxorz to sound bad".

Yeah, adding in studio dialog between songs was pioneered by The Beatles, one of the most polished bands ever.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 06, 2010, 04:40:43 am
um, guided by voices recorded their (earlier) albums on shitty home tape machines in the 80s. that is why they had a lot of mistakes, weird sounds, background buzz, etc. But I think it is awesome that they sound that way.

also:
Quote from: wikipedia
(Her Majesty) was originally placed between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam"; McCartney decided that the sequence did not work and the song was edited out of the medley by Abbey Road Studios tape operator John Kurlander. He was instructed by McCartney to destroy the tape, but EMI policy stated that no Beatles recording was ever to be deleted. The fourteen seconds of silence between "The End" and "Her Majesty" are the result of Kurlander’s lead out tape added to separate the song from the rest of the recording.
The loud chord that occurs at the beginning of the song is the ending, as recorded, of "Mean Mr. Mustard".[2] "Her Majesty" ends abruptly because its own final note was left at the beginning of "Polythene Pam". Paul applauded Kurlander's "surprise effect" and the track became the unintended closer to the LP. The crudely-edited beginning and end of "Her Majesty" shows that it was not meant to be included in the final mix of the album; as McCartney says in The Beatles Anthology, "Typical Beatles - an accident." Consequently, both of the original sides of vinyl close with a song that ends abruptly (the other being I Want You (She's So Heavy)).

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"sounding bad because it is teh roxxorz to sound bad".
BUT IT IS YOUR SUBJECTIVE OPINION THAT IT SOUNDS BAD. THEY ARE TRYING TO SOUND THAT WAY ON PURPOSE, BECAUSE THEY THINK IT SOUNDS GOOD.

I think that the guitars in heavy metal sound idiotic, but that doesn't mean they are scooping their mids in order to sound bad. are you retarded? like, seriously, what is wrong with you? Can you seriously not understand how someone can like something that you do not like, and not be making a weird pose, but actually like it?

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 05:21:46 am
I never realized that Abbey Road was a lo-fi album. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 06, 2010, 05:35:02 am
this is also humorously mirrored in LFM and my argument about college radio. (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,4721.0.html)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 06, 2010, 06:01:06 am
Hey Keith I saw Sonic Youth tonight and they kicked fuck*ng ass. Sorry you caught them on an off night.

You have mentioned before this idea that Sonic Youth "aren't trying." How can you possibly think this? They have been a band for something like 30 years, have put out tons of albums, toured every continent except Antactica. They are also, as far as I am concerned, really fuck*ng good at their instruments.

I don't know if LFM really made this claim, but if so I imagine it probably was based on a pretty limited sampling of their material. Kim and Thurston can be pretty irritating and some of their stuff really does sound like they are just fuck*ng around. Thurston, particularly in the early 90s, could be kind of snotty and I can see how that comes off as insincere and effortless or whatever. But yeah, they are definitely sincere and take it all seriously. I think they also really try to push the envelope when it comes what rock musicians typically do, especially on their self-released albums. You may not like it but they aren't hiding from criticism behind a wall of laziness. They may not give a fuck what anyone thinks, but any artist going out on a limb like that probably isn't going to care, at least to a point. And I mean Lee Ranaldo. That guy's fuck*ng awesome, a fantastic guitarist and songwriter.

LFM, have you listened to Murray Street? I mean I don't really care whether you like Sonic Youth, but it seems that most of my friends who like the band but also have pretty different tastes like this album. Thurston's obnoxiousness is pretty much entirely gone and if you just can't stand Kim, skip the final two tracks. I also think that each member's skill is pretty well on display. I'd say it's worth checking out, but I make no promises.

Another band name I like: Slint.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 06:16:12 am
I really want to like Sonic Youth, but they just don't do it for me.  Maybe it's as you say Miles, I just haven't heard the right stuff.  They do have a very deep catalog.  What I have heard, to me sounds like artlessly played noise devoid of melody and sense of rhythmic timing.  I don't deny that they are a beloved band with a significant following, but what they do doesn't appeal to me.  I don't think for a minute though that they're not trying.  You don't put together a 30 year career in music by not giving a fuck.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 06, 2010, 06:43:23 am
As a guy who has been recording songs on shitty equipment for like 5 years- sometimes shit happens and it is good and you leave it.  Sometimes shit happens and it is bad but the rest is good and it is too hard to take out, so you leave it.  Sometimes it is bad and you can take it out and you do.

Also, as a guy who just listened to Times New Viking, I don't think they really deserve us arguing about them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 06, 2010, 06:59:42 am
I really like this song, and sometimes I like their other stuff, but there are definitely better bands out there. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov9DxBC8Uks)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on October 06, 2010, 09:25:23 am
Ohh I got one, "My Fair Malady."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 06, 2010, 03:31:58 pm
vengenace is mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvY3CtFes8)-iced earth
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on October 06, 2010, 04:02:54 pm
If I'm reading the thread correctly, I believe that the argument is that lfm hates bands where the guy is wearing a t-shirt that says "I'M THE GUY WHO SUCKS AT GUITAR" on the front and "PLUS I GOT PRETENSION" on the back, and inev is saying that that guy is just wearing the shirt ironically.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 04:55:10 pm
In your metaphor, VW, which is actually pretty close to a point, I'm actually arguing that the dude in the shirt is trying to have it both ways.

He's trying to wear the shirt ironically AND unironically to cover all his bases, which is what bothers me a lot more than if he was just doing it ironically. He wants to be able to say "isn't it awesome that I'm not really trying, isn't it indie and lofi and pure and unaffected?" to the hipsters and "fuck you, of course I'm not trying, THAT'S THE POINT that I'm affecting!" to squares.

THAT'S the attitude I hate. From ON THE ROAD to BLITZKRIEG BOP to... the kinds of bands Dan likes to champion... more than anything, that's the attitude I hate. The pose that is supposed to defend from all attacks by hiding under the equivalent of, okay fuck this is nerd, rotating your shield frequencies to keep the Borg off. You know? Shifting ablative irony armour that allows you to hide from all responsibility in your creative choices by always keeping your level of sincerity vague.

Like the asshole who starts talking about the Muppets in the way where he is skirting whether he actually likes the Muppets or whether he is ironically posing a guilty-pleasure attachement to a childhood memory, in case you are the kind of person who thinks that any sincere attachment to a "kiddie" property is uncool.

(http://www.acollective.com/tshirtblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/muppets.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 05:04:09 pm
I didn't even get this attitude from dealing with these types in music, actually. I got this from dealing with film and television hipsters in college and in Los Angeles, the same attitude transposed to motherfuckers convinced they had the next BLAIR WITCH under their hats if only everyone would treat them like a genius.

Ugh. This is getting exhausting.

I'm just saying that the extremely not-off-hand off-handedness of the band name "Times New Viking" turns me off. It suggests an attitude of attachment evasion, of a desire to frame their work as mindblowingly pure to people who like it and purposely shitty noodling to people who don't so that they can always say that what they're doing is awesome in a given context.

The music could be fine for all I know and the band name was suggested by the bassist's embittered theory-obsessed brother or something but...

I stand by the idea that the band name is SO fuck*ng PRECIOUS that one can only assume that precious attitude is pervasive in their music and, hence, they probably suck.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on October 06, 2010, 05:13:46 pm
christ almighty somebody needs a blowjob
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 05:15:49 pm
sMets, have you considered going into music criticism?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 05:20:02 pm
I've considered all kinds of things that I wouldn't have the first idea how to actually get into.

It is...

It is sort of my THING.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 05:38:22 pm
Yes, Ash. There is projection involved to an extent.

I've been trying to write with an implicit sense of admission of that point. We all especially hate the bad things that remind us of our bad things.

But I come out and admit "I am terrified of being bad at things" instead of hiding behind an ever-shifting series of social poses of either indifference or claims that only insiders "get" it.

There is a point of identification in the motivation but my main disgust is with the conceit that the rough draft is the best draft so as to defend one from all possible critique from all sides.

I am messed up as hell but, holy shit, I do not run around proclaiming genius behind variable-irony-level shielding.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 05:45:53 pm
variable-irony-level shielding would  make a good band name.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on October 06, 2010, 05:51:10 pm

(http://www.bps-ok.org/kane/trek_teachers/Pic015.jpg)

Variable-irony-level shields to factor 9, Mr. Scott.

(http://www.badmovies.org/tvshows/startrek/scotty.jpg)

Captain! The engines!  They canna take the strrrain!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 06, 2010, 05:52:50 pm
wait...... why dont you like those bands or their names again?  i didnt quite grasp the concept youre trying to communicate....
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 06:14:46 pm
You can't put stage dressing on your salad, man.  Think about that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 06:16:13 pm
It is more like:

"CAPTAIN! The engines! If they end up working, that's totally because I'm so awesome I didn't even have to try! If they don't, I wasn't even trying because you don't get me at all and fuck you that's why! I'll totally aim my escape pod toward my old college roommate's apartment and crash on the couch until my next trust fund check comes through!"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 06:25:22 pm

"CAPTAIN! The engines! If they end up working, that's totally because I'm so awesome I didn't even have to try! If they don't, I wasn't even trying because you don't get me at all and fuck you that's why! I'll totally aim my escape pod toward my old college roommate's apartment and crash on the couch until my next trust fund check comes through!"

Oh, that was good.  Now can you explain it to us as a Star Wars analogy?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on October 06, 2010, 06:27:20 pm
It is more like:

"CAPTAIN! The engines! If they end up working, that's totally because I'm so awesome I didn't even have to try! If they don't, I wasn't even trying because you don't get me at all and fuck you that's why! I'll totally aim my escape pod toward my old college roommate's apartment and crash on the couch until my next trust fund check comes through!"

(http://www.thetikitub.com/picsonwww/Pancake_head.jpg)

Also:

(http://eyecandy.nanakaze.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/pancake-bear-fork-B.jpg)

AAAAHHHHHH!!!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dangermoose on October 06, 2010, 06:29:45 pm
Jesus, this "I hate artists who act as if they don't give a fuck but will take the credit if it comes out well" objection is broad enough to encompass all of the best rock & roll back to the Stones and Dylan.  Really?  

{Edited to clarify what I think is the objection}
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 06:43:16 pm
The Stones were just dudes who stumbled on a formula that worked and stuck with it.

It was kind of a shame in some ways but it is hardly worth a jug of Haterade.

Dylan, though, yes. Dylan is hella what I am talking about.

The dance of "I want all the advantages of mainstream success but also want to pretend that I am actually still underground" fashion-as-music-as-fashion thing that... has, of course, always existed in popular music but accelerated in the Sixties when pop music started directly appropriating fringe movements instead of white-washing the hell out of a fringe trends and then handing them over to house writers for processing and giving those songs to good clean boys and so on.

The idea of fringe/underground/independent movements not as their own entities, even to the artists within them, but as a minor league system feeding directly to the mainstream and a means-to-an-end platform to launch you up to being a pop star that... again... had existed for a while but finally metastasized (meta-stasized?) with the grunge movement with Cobain as its metaphorical and perhaps literal Jesus.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on October 06, 2010, 06:47:54 pm
Shellac. They just sound good. Shellac in particular is fun to say.

amen brudda.

variable-irony-level shielding would  make a good band name.

hell yes.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 06:53:51 pm
You see Mike, you should be sending this shit to Pitchfork.  It's totally being wasted on us.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 07:15:24 pm
No, no...that's a whole other set of problems you've stepped on, Paul!

Yeah, you're right.  Mark me off 15 yards for taunting.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on October 06, 2010, 07:27:07 pm
Have they come up yet with a drug for over-thinking?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on October 06, 2010, 07:30:13 pm
Have they come up yet with a drug for over-thinking?

robutussin.

so, i'm listening to Arcade Fire's ready to go right now.
in my head.
because i can't get the fuck*ng thing out.
heard it a couple of times on the radio,
now i'm downloading it.

i want to hate the band, so, we'll so how it goes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 09:20:23 pm
Wait... I'm ranting against the kind of preciously-meta hipster bullshit that Pitchfork tends to champion.

But I don't know Pitchfork super-well.

Do they use the kind of logic I'm using to eat their own when the artists they champion get a radio hit on their third album and then completely disown them?

Because, then, I agree that my powers could be used for that kind of evil but I'd rather just rip on the damn first album, not pretend that it is great because it is the new thing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on October 06, 2010, 09:27:50 pm
Ya know what, there actually shouldn't be any new music.  Enough is enough, people, get a real job.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on October 06, 2010, 09:31:49 pm
mike i know a nice little shack in the woods that comes with its own typewriter, just let me know when you're ready to write your manifesto and i can hook you up with my realtor buddy
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 06, 2010, 10:34:07 pm
My current situation  is so close to a shack in the woods, man, I have to turn your kindness down.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 10:55:08 pm

Do they use the kind of logic I'm using to eat their own when the artists they champion get a radio hit on their third album and then completely disown them?

Well sometimes, probably, but more importantly they like long winded circuitous record reviews by reviewers with strong opinions.  You are definitely the man for the job.  They used to have a section where you could audition for employment by reviewing something that they haven't reviewed previously.  It may have been just a ruse to get a lot of classic albums reviewed for free, but it's worth a shot anyway.  I don't see the link to submit reviews on there anymore.  They must have removed it once they became a big deal in the music industry. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 06, 2010, 11:20:11 pm
I predict LFM will hate Pitchfork.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 06, 2010, 11:23:25 pm
I predict LFM will hate Pitchfork.

Of course he will.  He's much better suited for Kerrang! (http://www.kerrang.com/).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dangermoose on October 07, 2010, 12:46:09 am
The thing about Pitchfork that makes me laugh lately is how they've been giving a bunch of classic reissues -- Exile on Main Street, all the top Beatles albums -- a perfect 10.0.  Whereas you know that if these reviews were contemporaneous they'd have been sneering 6's and 5's ... like what I imagine LFM might write about Blonde on Blonde.  (I'd like to read that.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 07, 2010, 01:11:57 am
LFM, don't you like Tim and Eric a whole lot?

Because when you describe what you think is going on here, it sounds like you are describing my feelings about Tim and Eric.

What would you say to someone who said "this sucks, they are really bad at acting, they are really bad at editing, this show is really bad."
Isn't the answer to that, "no, you don't get it, they're doing this on purpose?"

And maybe you're going to say "no, it's supposed to be funny, they're being bad on purpose."
But, I mean, doesn't that mean that they just have a different aesthetic than mainstream television? They are purposely doing what they are not supposed to do, to get a certain effect?

Also, show me the band that doesn't fit the explanation "if you like us, it's because we're awesome, and if you don't, it's because you don't get it." People typically make music that they like to make and listen to.

I feel like your explanation, if it were true, would lead to these lo-fi lo-instrument-ability bands all getting nothing but positive reviews for every album, when reviewed by people who like this kind of music. And yet, I can listen to one Times New Viking song and like it, and another and not like it. What gives?

In response to something paul said a while ago, about the classic albums of the 60s being recorded on mediocre equipment and on-the-fly, do you think those albums would be better albums if they were recorded with better equipment and over a longer time frame?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on October 07, 2010, 01:29:21 am
LFM, don't you like Tim and Eric a whole lot?

Because when you describe what you think is going on here, it sounds like you are describing my feelings about Tim and Eric.

What would you say to someone who said "this sucks, they are really bad at acting, they are really bad at editing, this show is really bad."

YES! Oh god do Tim and Eric suck. Nothing even remotely entertaining let alone funny ever happened on Tom Goes to the Mayor. It was just awkward and horrible and lasted forever despite only being 11 minutes long.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 07, 2010, 01:32:52 am
oh, I actually like Tim and Eric, I just think a lot about how loving Tim and Eric makes me fit every negative connotation of the word "hipster."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on October 07, 2010, 02:14:33 am
True hipsters don't enjoy comedy, only politics and foreign drama and shit.  And dirty old books.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 07, 2010, 03:02:35 am
That is a damn good point inev.  I don't like all those stupid tv nerd shows.  If I want to watch tv I want to have a semi-easy to understand story and some jokes.  The story can be bizarre, but I want a story not just some assholes fuck*ng around.  With music I am open to anything that sounds good to me, cause I am a music nerd.  Music and TV nerds make up a great portion of the "hipster" crowd LFM is talking about I am guessing.

So LFM, I know you have made some TV show threads, do people just go in them and bash the shit out of what you like for stupid reasons?  Do people with their heads up their ass come in their and spurt a bunch of bullshit and when you ask them to stop they continue?  Yeah, fuck off.  Go listen to Slash.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 07, 2010, 03:24:54 am
Quote from: KeithHernandez
So LFM, I know you have made some TV show threads, do people just go in them and bash the shit out of what you like for stupid reasons?  Do people with their heads up their ass come in their and spurt a bunch of bullshit and when you ask them to stop they continue?

If anyone wants to, they're more than welcome to, unless The Mods That Be are opposed.

It'd probably be interesting and if it wasn't, I probably just wouldn't respond after a point.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 07, 2010, 04:51:47 am
I probably just wouldn't respond after a point.

No, you would respond multiple times explaining why you are right and why hipsters blow.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 07, 2010, 05:15:28 am
The thing about Pitchfork that makes me laugh lately is how they've been giving a bunch of classic reissues -- Exile on Main Street, all the top Beatles albums -- a perfect 10.0.  Whereas you know that if these reviews were contemporaneous they'd have been sneering 6's and 5's ... like what I imagine LFM might write about Blonde on Blonde.  (I'd like to read that.)

It sounds like you chiding Pitchfork for getting it right.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on October 07, 2010, 05:22:35 am
Ya know what, there actually shouldn't be any new music.  Enough is enough, people, get a real job.

haha, brilliant.


listened to the new Arcade Fire. it's pretty good.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 07, 2010, 05:24:57 am
listened to the new Arcade Fire. it's pretty good.

I'm going to be rocking out at the arcade (http://www.arcadecenter.com/default.asp).  I hope it doesn't catch on fire.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dangermoose on October 07, 2010, 05:56:27 am
It sounds like you chiding Pitchfork for getting it right.

I'm chiding them for acting un-Pitchfork when faced with monumentally agreed-upon albums by the pantheon artists of rock. 

They're bullies, they is.  They'll only take a stand on new bands about which there is no consensus and often no reputation whatsoever.

(Don't get me wrong, it's a useful website and the reviews always have at least a shade of a good point.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on October 07, 2010, 01:09:50 pm
listened to the new Arcade Fire. it's pretty good.

It's interesting--I like the new album end-to-end better than I liked "Neon Bible," but I don't think there are any individual tracks that are so much kick-ass like "Keep the Car Running" and a couple other songs off that record.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on October 07, 2010, 05:40:20 pm
Speaking of Pitchfork, the author of Cat and Girl has in-depth comparisons (http://www.verysmallarray.com/?cat=8&paged=4) of the artists who appear on their lists, vs those who show up on the Billboard lists.  I am not sure why she did that, other than that cereal acquisition may have been involved.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 07, 2010, 06:11:33 pm
Someone on both of those lists are from Houston.  I don't know who that might be.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 07, 2010, 10:36:22 pm
I really like Wham!, and I don't think any other band from here on out should use punctuation in their name.

Also, Brule is the only character on Tim and Eric that doesn't suck. And there's something . . . I mean, the whole "self-aware" thing, it just makes me think of Family Guy, all telling the joke and then absolutely running it into the fuck*ng ground. I hate that shit. Take six minutes of jokes and then stretch 'em out four times as long by just going back to them over and over? Weak.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 07, 2010, 10:39:18 pm
Someone on both of those lists are from Houston.  I don't know who that might be.

It was 2008, so maybe UGK is on both the billboard and the pitchfork list?  I think UGK was more 2007 so I could be wrong.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 07, 2010, 10:54:35 pm
See, the thing is that the only thing I DON'T hate about "Family Guy" is their undercurrent of comedy of the awkward/stretched-out joke. They don't usually use the device well but sometimes it is a device that can hit on accident.

Family Guy sucks because of the 95% of the jokes that are either badly lifted from other sources or are just "Hey, do you remember that? REMEMBERING IS FUNNY!"

What I like about Tim and Eric most of all is just how truly angry it is.

It is such an angry show. Our culture is littered with people aiming at the lowest common denominator and trying to sell them useless crap and not even doing it WELL and... everything about the Tim and Eric schtick is about just ratcheting past parodying those things and straight on into the grotesque.

A sitcom might send up these things as silly, a Saturday Night Live might send these things up as stupid... Tim and Eric send these things up as hellish horrors that are deserved by people lazy enough to not see through them.

And I just LOVE it. Your mileage may vary, of course.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 07, 2010, 10:56:48 pm
There's something about Tim and Eric that sort of feels like Mr. Show, but just a bubble off.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 07, 2010, 11:01:20 pm
I thought I liked Tim and Eric when I had just seen a bunch of random clips online, and then I realized I LOVE it when I saw full episodes.

And yes, I do love the thing where a not-funny thing is stretched out for so long that it becomes funny.


For some reason my only "meeting a celebrity at work" fantasy is seeing David Liebe Hart/Tim/Eric and saying "Salame" when they pay for their stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 07, 2010, 11:18:10 pm
See, the thing is that the only thing I DON'T hate about "Family Guy" is their undercurrent of comedy of the awkward/stretched-out joke. They don't usually use the device well but sometimes it is a device that can hit on accident.

You nailed it. Not only that Family Guy sucks, but the only thing it does right is the stretched-out joke. And it's not that difficult to do that every once in a while.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 07, 2010, 11:29:55 pm
I must have only seen the Family Guy episodes where dude fell asleep with his hand on the "draw the fuck*ng joke out" button.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 08, 2010, 12:29:06 am
It was 2008, so maybe UGK is on both the billboard and the pitchfork list?  I think UGK was more 2007 so I could be wrong.

Oh yeah, Bun B.  I've heard of him.  Is he good?  I saw his bus one time (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/2441082953/).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 08, 2010, 03:42:17 am
UGK (he was 1/2) had an album called Underground Kings in 2007ish that is pretty good for Hardcore Rap.  I don't really dig too much of that and I really liked this album.  Bun B will often appear as a guest on pretty decent tracks/remixes.  Never listened to any of his solo stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 08, 2010, 03:50:30 am
See, the thing is that the only thing I DON'T hate about "Family Guy" is their undercurrent of comedy of the awkward/stretched-out joke. They don't usually use the device well but sometimes it is a device that can hit on accident.

Family Guy sucks because of the 95% of the jokes that are either badly lifted from other sources or are just "Hey, do you remember that? REMEMBERING IS FUNNY!"

What I like about Tim and Eric most of all is just how truly angry it is.

It is such an angry show. Our culture is littered with people aiming at the lowest common denominator and trying to sell them useless crap and not even doing it WELL and... everything about the Tim and Eric schtick is about just ratcheting past parodying those things and straight on into the grotesque.

A sitcom might send up these things as silly, a Saturday Night Live might send these things up as stupid... Tim and Eric send these things up as hellish horrors that are deserved by people lazy enough to not see through them.

And I just LOVE it. Your mileage may vary, of course.

Okay, let me try this nicer.

You could maybe see how someone would say "hey, they aren't even trying?  Where are the jokes, why am I watching this?"  But you have the right cultural milestones and a similar enough perspective to say, yeah, I dig this.  I don't (i have never seen the show, I could like it I don't know) but I can't just say oh they are fuck*ng stupid look at their stupid name, trying to act cool, make the Bob Newheart Show again.  Well I could, but that would be a dick move (you are making dick moves).  So why do you want bands to make the same album over and over? 

And one more thing:  You ever try to name a band?  Pretty much every fuck*ng name is taken.  Even Kelvin and the Fahrenheits is a band for fucks sake.  Anything you can come up with remotely clever or catchy that hasn't been taken you pretty much have to use.  We wanted the be The Electric Blanket.  There are already two bands with that name.  We wanted to be the Grand Tetons, already taken, etc. etc.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 08, 2010, 04:08:49 am
People also run into the problem where you can't really change your name once you are known at all.

I'm trying to think of a band that has successfully done this. The Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims)? I guess it is different in the modern age, when every blog will just post "OMG Muslims sign to Warner Records, change their name to something stupid. here is their new mp3."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 08, 2010, 04:20:10 am
When a band signs to a label is the most common time to change the name.  And of course a label isn't going to release an album by a band called the Muslims. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on October 08, 2010, 04:58:27 am
It's interesting--I like the new album end-to-end better than I liked "Neon Bible," but I don't think there are any individual tracks that are so much kick-ass like "Keep the Car Running" and a couple other songs off that record.

i have not heard any of their prior albums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on October 08, 2010, 01:34:06 pm
People also run into the problem where you can't really change your name once you are known at all.

I'm trying to think of a band that has successfully done this. The Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims)? I guess it is different in the modern age, when every blog will just post "OMG Muslims sign to Warner Records, change their name to something stupid. here is their new mp3."

I am still pissed at Cactus Patch for changing their name to Army of Me. Seriously, what the fuck is that?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on October 08, 2010, 04:10:52 pm
Wow, that's going from good to stupid right there.

Seriously. I would get it if they were like "we just found out Cactus Patch was already taken, sorry everybody." But no. They just decided that rather than have a good name they'd rather be named after a line in a Bjork song. This was like 8 years ago. I should not still care this much.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dangermoose on October 08, 2010, 06:08:12 pm
jefferson starship!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 08, 2010, 06:36:36 pm
jefferson starship!

Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship were two separate bands.  Albeit with some of the same members.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Dangermoose on October 08, 2010, 08:16:14 pm
....As I learned from delving into it after posting that.

All I know is I had a lot of confusion as a kid in the '80's trying to square "We Built This City" with the stuff my parents would listen to in the back room on Saturdays.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 08, 2010, 08:34:28 pm
All I know is I had a lot of confusion as a kid in the '80's trying to square "We Built This City" with the stuff my parents would listen to in the back room on Saturdays.

Oh no, that was Starship.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 09, 2010, 01:45:01 am
I fuck*ng love Today (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uokp0aEiT-A) by Jefferson Airplane.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 09, 2010, 02:01:10 am
oh man, I have Surrealistic Pillow on vinyl, and it is one of my prize records. I don't even know if it's worth anything, or however people evaluate records, but I have such a distinct memory of how excited I was to find it.

Also, my girlfriend and roommate made fun of me on-air during my radio show for owning/playing that record, and I completely freaked out and kicked them out of the studio. oops. and then I accidentally played the wrong song, and they continued making fun of me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 09, 2010, 10:55:15 am
I fuck*ng love Today (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uokp0aEiT-A) by Jefferson Airplane.

Yeah, me too.  It's a beautiful song. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 09, 2010, 05:49:06 pm
My wife loves Surrealistic Pillow, but I can't abide it at all. I'm not sure why.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 09, 2010, 08:26:41 pm
Yeah, I have that on vinyl- kinda an accident.  Never really dug it myself.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 09, 2010, 09:16:53 pm
I'll tell you what, though - as far as AC/DC goes, Live Wire (which I am currently listening to) is a pretty good song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 09, 2010, 11:44:11 pm
To be honest, I don't think I've ever listened to Surrealistic Pillow. I just love that one song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 10, 2010, 08:18:10 am
To be honest, I don't think I've ever listened to Surrealistic Pillow. I just love that one song.

Me either.  My source of information is their two Greatest hits albums Worst of Jefferson Airplane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Worst_of_Jefferson_Airplane) album and 2400 Fulton Street (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2400_Fulton_Street_%28album%29) which both contain that song.  I do however, have Volunteers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunteers_%28Jefferson_Airplane_album%29).

All this has got me to thinking I need to listen to some Jefferson Airplane.  I think I may have at least one of those albums on cassette.  Can anyone help me find it (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/3980142152/)?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 10, 2010, 09:59:53 pm
Fastway! Nice!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 17, 2010, 02:05:02 am
I heard this (http://www.garagehangover.com/mp3s/LawsonIfYouWantMe.mp3) on Pandora today. I'd never heard it before and it's pretty dope. Lawson and 4 More (http://www.garagehangover.com/?q=LawsonAndFourMore). There are three mp3s to download on that page. Also this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1Cq1C-Om4A).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 17, 2010, 04:31:25 am
Good find.  Anything involving Jim Dickinson is gonna be good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 23, 2010, 05:59:14 am
lately, having to listen to an endless most-repeating playlist of pop music at work, I think a lot about how what other people seem to listen for in music is not what I listen for.

and I don't mean this in some sort of weird, snobby, "other people don't know what is good" way. I actually kind of think that my sense of melody/form/tonality/something has been so warped from what it used to be that I can no longer judge what will sound "too weird" or "corny" or whatever to most/other people. In one direction, I remember a point when I thought The Byrds or Simon and Garfunkel or any country music sounded unbelievably corny, and syrupy-sweet. Now I love that. On the other hand, I find Conduit for Sale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anyvPX0NjFk) really really catchy-- it gets stuck in my head all the time-- even though I can remember how much it turned me off when I first heard it. I recall trying SO hard to understand what other people got out of it, and thinking it was unbelievably annoying.

The reason I bring this up is that I'm constantly amazed by the music they play at work. Specifically, on certain days, they play mix CDs that coworkers/managers/etc have made, and it blows my mind what some of these people think is good music to play in a grocery store. I can never judge which CDs will be popular with my co-workers and which will be hated. One girl made a CD of all horrible modern dance music (Lady Ga-Ga and various ripoffs) which everyone loved. That CD actually alternated modern dance music with POUNDING beats with shit like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z87ltstOZp4). My manager said "I LOVE this CD. You GO girl!" Another employee made a CD of 80s hits that everyone despised, including people who are older/younger than me. People complain about the old-school funk CD one guy made. A guy who is actually a DJ and crafted a really, really good mix that had me bopping around with a smile on my face for the entire 1:30 or however long it was, which people hated and complain about whenever he tries to put it on.

I don't know, I am having trouble coming up with good examples. I just hear certain pop songs that I think are really WEIRD, and see everyone loving them, and hear others that I think are catchy and good and everyone complains about them. Similar things occur when live musicians perform in the store-- the performer who I think the most co-workers complained about was the only one I've liked. What is so grating about a duo of women with pretty voices, guitar, and piano, covering Beatles and Neil Young songs!? At least one person said "THIS IS BARELY EVEN MUSIC."
This also occurs with my little sister-- I try to send stuff her way that I think she'll appreciate, and I can never guess what will be "too weird" and what will be "awesome."

I am going to make a mix for work, and I can't decide how prepared I should be for derision and rude comments. I'll avoid stuff like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWZxThGh5wQ) no matter how much it makes me think of Gaga in some weird way. I am trying to resist my urge to put in JUST ONE really abrasive, punky song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tVDcwwZFXc) (man, I want to put that song on there so bad. This song got me through my first couple weeks working here.)

So yeah, I am trying to find stuff that I like that won't weird people out, and at this point I don't know if I know what that even is.

It will definitely include My Secret Weapon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwXxHj77QGQ).

(also: today I heard Hot Tuna on the radio. I had never heard them before. This song they played was awesome, and the guy never said what the name of the track was. Damn it.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 23, 2010, 03:57:38 pm
(also: today I heard Hot Tuna on the radio. I had never heard them before. This song they played was awesome, and the guy never said what the name of the track was. Damn it.)

Another Jefferson Airplane offshoot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 24, 2010, 02:30:44 am
We've been over I don't really like Jefferson airplane, but I remember quah being alright when my mom played it in her car before I could drive.  Maybe I was just happy it wasn't the I am Sam soundtrack though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 24, 2010, 07:08:49 am
I just kept thinking "man, I sure do love these Creedence best-of tracks that I have, I should check out their albums" and then not doing it.

Why am I so silly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 24, 2010, 07:40:18 am
Willy and the Poor Boys and Cosmos factory are so good.  "Who we burning/Who we burning/EFFFFAAGGGEEEEE"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 24, 2010, 08:17:30 am
listening to all these songs that have that distinctive Creedence sound, I am reminded of another part of the thing I went on about above: there are lots of bands that people say sound alike that I don't think sound alike at all.

For instance, people talk about how lots of bands sound like the Pixies. I don't think I can name a single band that I think actually sound like them. They have such a distinctive sound, which has a lot of elements. One of my first interactions with my kind-of-a-dick old roommate was when he said "wait, but have you heard the Pixies?" when I said I liked Nirvana a lot. Fuck that noise.

It is weird, though, to think about what a big influence the Pixies were on Nirvana, considering they were contemporaries (although obviously Kurt heard them before Nirvana were big at all). I guess I can think of things like that going on now, though. (all of the bands that just sound like that one Animal Collective album?)
I think I am forgetting some really obvious example that is really recent.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 24, 2010, 02:12:41 pm
Doug Martsch claimed Pavement as an influence on Built to Spill, though that's also not a recent example.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 25, 2010, 04:04:31 pm
Creedence is indeed very very good, but I've heard them so much in my lifetime that I am totally burned out on it.  I'm not sure I'll ever be ever to really enjoy them again.  I keep thinking that if I can just put them aside for a few years I can hear them again with new ears, but it's pretty impossible since they are everywhere.  I hear them in movies, on the radio, even in the grocery store or at the gas station when I am filling my tank.  There is no escaping Creedence Clearwater Revival!

However, I can reminisce about listening to Cosmo's Factory on my parents reel to reel player when I was a little kid.  I still remember how much I loved it back then.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: JorgeFabregas on October 25, 2010, 09:47:38 pm
Was this the Times New Viking thread? While that band name seems harmless, I think Times New Italian is superior.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on October 25, 2010, 11:34:39 pm
I heard a new track from Bobby McFerrin on the radio today and I was mesmerized.  Gonna check that out asap, but lately I've been listening to Iron Maiden.  And Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 28, 2010, 03:56:00 pm
Paul Di'Anno? Or Bruce Dickinson?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 28, 2010, 04:22:37 pm
Paul Di'Anno? Or Bruce Dickinson?

Both.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 31, 2010, 07:36:32 am
Women (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNKffHRU3g) broke up (http://exclaim.ca/News/women_implode_onstage_in_bc_allegedly_break_up) and I am sad. I really like them. They are the band who I cited as saying "make it sound shittier. Make it sound like it was recorded on a boom box."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 31, 2010, 10:01:30 am
I have never heard/heard of Women, but, not to get all l...f...m... on you, but you know what is infinitely cooler than "making something sound like it was recorded on a boombox"?  Recording something on a fuck*ng boombox.

Also, one time I saw Men, pretty awful band, but they played during the weekend firefighters collect money at like stop lights and stuff (everywhere has these right?).  Well they came into the show to collect money.  Have you ever seen 4 firefighters watch a transgendered band?  I thought it was more interesting than the band.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 31, 2010, 05:19:58 pm
I have never heard/heard of Women, but, not to get all l...f...m... on you, but you know what is infinitely cooler than "making something sound like it was recorded on a boombox"?  Recording something on a fuck*ng boombox.

And not to get all anti-Sex Pistols or something, but we pretty much always record on a boombox and it kinda sucks. I gotta figure out something better.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on October 31, 2010, 05:27:56 pm
And not to get all anti-Sex Pistols or something, but we pretty much always record on a boombox and it kinda sucks. I gotta figure out something better.

Dude, only faggots and old farts want music to actually sound good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 31, 2010, 05:39:16 pm
Dude, only faggots and old farts want music to actually sound good.

Guilty as charged. I guess you can decide for yourself which epithet to hang on me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 31, 2010, 06:25:15 pm
well, the way they ended up making it sound like it was recorded on a boombox was putting it on tape and dubbing it a bunch of times.

Big talk from a dude who bought a reverb pedal instead of recording/playing in a giant cavern at all times.


Quote
Dude, only faggots and old farts want music to actually sound good.
This is 100% true.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 31, 2010, 06:35:25 pm
Only hipsters and rubes want music to sound like shit.

Did I do that right? Also, I went looking for a synonym of rube and it gave me chawbacon. I've never seen that word and I instantly love it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on October 31, 2010, 11:52:24 pm
Guilty as charged. I guess you can decide for yourself which epithet to hang on me.

Well, I'm an old fart...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 01, 2010, 12:00:34 am
i am neither hip, nor old.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on November 01, 2010, 01:10:48 am
Saw Deerhunter Friday and Saturday and it was fuck*ng amazing. Especially Friday night. The new songs sound great.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 01, 2010, 04:11:00 am
I'm seeing Built to Spill next time I'm home (again - maybe I'll get another stick) and Killing Joke in December.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on November 01, 2010, 05:30:55 am
If only Built to Spill were playing Seattle a week after their scheduled date, I'd get to see them for the third time in three different cities this year (when I lived in Seattle and they were more popular and toured all the time, I'd often seen them several times in a year, but I feel I'm lucky enough to get to see them once a year now). I'll be in Seattle for Thanksgiving, and instead I'll be seeing Grinderman, which is pretty fuck*ng cool. I've seen Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds before and it fuck*ng ruled, and I like both Grinderman albums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 01, 2010, 06:40:53 am
Built to Spill played here last week and I was offered free tickets, but I was too wiped out and stayed home.  :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 01, 2010, 12:42:31 pm
didn't one of you guys tell me to listen to Ultimate Alternative Wavers?

That album is good. I had been told that it sucked, and I am a sucker for... believing people?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on November 01, 2010, 01:27:37 pm
I don't know if I did, but it is possibly my favorite album ever, so I'm glad you like it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 01, 2010, 06:06:33 pm
didn't one of you guys tell me to listen to Ultimate Alternative Wavers?

That album is good. I had been told that it sucked, and I am a sucker for... believing people?

Yeah, someone did. I just read that thread, but who am I, CJ?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 01, 2010, 06:06:57 pm
Well, I'm an old fart...

Whatever, Chawbacon.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 01, 2010, 06:29:19 pm
it was definitely you, Miles, as I remember that person saying it was their favorite album. I kind of thought it was you, I just wanted confirmation.

Anyway, canned, canned, a thousand times canned.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on November 01, 2010, 07:16:05 pm
Hey man, just happy to spread the love.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 01, 2010, 07:27:05 pm
get a room
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 01, 2010, 11:03:28 pm
Has anyone listened to Elliot Smith "New Moon"? I have all the other stuff (as a good Portlandroid) but I don't have this. And really, do I need more terribly depressing music?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on November 01, 2010, 11:08:49 pm
It's a little inconsistent but the good is really really good, 'Bu.

And all the best music is terribly depressing, that's the whole point of music!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 01, 2010, 11:29:51 pm
Sure. Was it here I talked about the concept of an Eels-Elliot Smith collaboration?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on November 02, 2010, 03:03:12 am
Women (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNKffHRU3g) broke up (http://exclaim.ca/News/women_implode_onstage_in_bc_allegedly_break_up) and I am sad. I really like them. They are the band who I cited as saying "make it sound shittier. Make it sound like it was recorded on a boom box."

Maybe they didn't break up (http://pitchfork.com/news/40559-women-implode-onstage-cancel-tour/)? Also, that seems like some Nathan Williams bullshit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 05, 2010, 04:57:24 am
Spacehog Resident Alien.  It's really one of my favorite albums ever.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on November 05, 2010, 07:25:35 am
Oh man that song.

So good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on November 05, 2010, 02:00:09 pm
Spacehog Resident Alien.  It's really one of my favorite albums ever.

It's sad that most people consider them a one-hit wonder. Of course I have no idea if they have any other albums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 05, 2010, 02:01:23 pm
It's sad that most people consider them a one-hit wonder. Of course I have no idea if they have any other albums.

That tends to happen when you only have one hit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on November 05, 2010, 02:03:25 pm
That tends to happen when you only have one hit.

OK, what I meant was, most people think of them as "they only had one song on the radio, so it's not worth my time to investigate them further and I'll never hear the rest of their album."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on November 05, 2010, 02:21:44 pm
OK, what I meant was, most people think of them as "they only had one song on the radio, so it's not worth my time to investigate them further and I'll never hear the rest of their album."

Indeed, it drives me nuts to hear a band that I know was really solid described as a one-hit wonder.  Ever hear Big Country's entire first record?  Or any of their other albums? They freakin' rocked. Yet they will always appear on VH1's One-Hit Wonder shows.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 05, 2010, 02:22:53 pm
It's sad that most people consider them a one-hit wonder. Of course I have no idea if they have any other albums.
But . . . but . . .
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 05, 2010, 02:33:24 pm
That tends to happen when you only have one hit.

i want to live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQizC-IfgXk) or in the meantime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9AWGc0d8ik)?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on November 05, 2010, 02:42:09 pm
Indeed, it drives me nuts to hear a band that I know was really solid described as a one-hit wonder.  Ever hear Big Country's entire first record?  Or any of their other albums? They freakin' rocked. Yet they will always appear on VH1's One-Hit Wonder shows.

I just recently discovered that The Cardigans have other songs that aren't awful.

In the Meantime was the only Spacehog song I ever heard on the radio. Of course I also thought until recently that Train was a one-hit wonder because my radio station played Drops of Jupiter for about 2 weeks 9 years ago then never mentioned them again. Apparently on other stations they had many, many other songs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 05, 2010, 02:59:50 pm
i want to live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQizC-IfgXk)

I'd never heard that song before, was it a hit?

I checked their wiki just yesterday.  They actually have three albums, but only the one sold well I think.  I liked that song from their third album so maybe i should check them out as well.  Especially since I love their first album so well.

The wiki also says they reunited in 2008 and started working on an album in 2009, but it hasn't been released.  There is also mention of another band with 3 of of the four Spacehog members called Arckid, but they haven't released any music either.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 05, 2010, 03:01:13 pm
i want to live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQizC-IfgXk) or in the meantime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9AWGc0d8ik)?

I Wanna Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BCTgMbLn_Q).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 05, 2010, 03:42:02 pm
Well, one-hit wonder is sort of a specific definition. People probably shouldn't be slagged with the designation - after all, Jimi Hendrix was a one-hit wonder, and Black Sabbath only had one single (Paranoid) crack the top twenty.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on November 05, 2010, 07:53:11 pm
OK, I proclaim today The Mayor's day all day long and into the night for being so right.

Them dude's were solid.

look out here come's an 's
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 05, 2010, 08:35:28 pm
It's a big country (http://www.snpp.com/episodes/2F14.html).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 06, 2010, 09:29:13 pm
I am listening to Ren and Stimpy production music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Lister on November 09, 2010, 07:23:06 am
This is apropos of nothing, but I miss two things about music.  They sound like they're opposites but they're not.

1. I miss people who are actually good at what they're doing and try to sound good.  Alternately, I miss people who are having fun doing what they're doing and try to sound like they're having fun.  You don't have to use ALL the menu options in ProTools just because they're there, producers.  It's okay to practice stuff and get better at playing it, musicians.

2. I miss hearing mistakes in musical recordings.  A recording made of 140 perfect 4-bar cuts just doesn't have the soul of a performance.  If I Fell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO-ClfuboNU) is a good performance even if Paul misses a note (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlwz4ruYqwA).  That's kind of a crappy example, but basically if nothing unexpected happens when you're playing the music isn't really free in my opinion.

I have no idea why I posted this today!  But I did.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on November 09, 2010, 07:49:43 am
I saw Spindrift today.  They played their new/not yet recorded album (from what I understand the album at this point, pretty much in order.)  It seems like that is going to be a really good album.  The main guy is like my favorite guitarist ever, but he uses a lot of shitty effects live.

Also, standing two feet away from a really loud stage with only highs and lows equals pain.  Sweet sweet pain.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on November 09, 2010, 10:22:49 pm
I been seein all these local acts so there is no point to mention the names, but on Friday I was dancing like a prick until I twisted my ankle hell of bad.

Thursday gonna see Dance Fight.  Instrumental power trio and the lead man plays keys and keytar simultaneous.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on November 10, 2010, 12:39:30 am
I don't normally go on about bubblegum pop, but hearing some goof on NPR gush over Taylor Swift's new album made me drop my jaw. The reviewer played clips of the music seeking to prove his point, but all I heard was mildly clever teen-angst sung in a reedy voice, punctuated with crystal clear autotune corrections.  Was the autotuning a deliberate stylistic thing?  It didn't have the over-the-top feel of Cher's playing around in Believe, but it sure as hell didn't sound natural to me. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 10, 2010, 12:44:18 am
I don't normally go on about bubblegum pop, but hearing some goof on NPR gush over Taylor Swift's new album made me drop my jaw. The reviewer played clips of the music seeking to prove his point, but all I heard was mildly clever teen-angst sung in a reedy voice, punctuated with crystal clear autotune corrections.  Was the autotuning a deliberate stylistic thing?  It didn't have the over-the-top feel of Cher's playing around in Believe, but it sure as hell didn't sound natural to me. 

supposedly writes her own songs, but they all sound like teen-pop BS. it appears as though she is being marketed as a less threatening avril lavigne.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 10, 2010, 04:40:45 am
If it's on the radio nowadays, it's going to be autotuned.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 10, 2010, 04:59:35 am
I'm reading The Rest is Noise (http://www.amazon.com/Rest-Noise-Listening-Twentieth-Century/dp/0374249393) and trying to listen to the people he writes about. I am really bad at listening to any music over 4 minutes long, though, so it is a challenge.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 10, 2010, 06:22:52 pm
Any big Swans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swans_(band)) fans up in this piece? They're playing Portland in February. I like the (citation needed) bit in Wiki: "One of the trademarks of Swans' early period was playing at painfully loud volumes during concerts, to the point where some audience members would vomit".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on November 10, 2010, 07:49:11 pm
i used to listen to swands/gira/etc music, but then i stopped wanting to feel like it was a good idea to murder myself.

seriously, i have to keep my swans/etc, cd's away from my other cd's, as the other cd's near them inevitably end up on the floor, broken.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 11, 2010, 04:19:59 am
Can't argue that.

You are on the Crazy Train. Ozzy is here. He is urinating on a scale model of the Alamo.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 11, 2010, 05:55:44 pm
I am listening to The Jam.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 11, 2010, 08:57:35 pm
I am listening to The Jam.

I think I am too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on November 11, 2010, 09:00:48 pm
Is the jam pumped-up or do you prefer it in its natural flaccid state?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 11, 2010, 10:15:00 pm
I just don't have that much jam. (http://www.allmusic.com/album/some-girls-r16801)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on November 11, 2010, 10:50:31 pm
You are on the Crazy Train. Ozzy is here. He is urinating on a scale model of the Alamo.[/size]

Ozzy's been gene sequenced (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ozzy-osbourne-genome).  He has some interesting variants in genes related to nerve communication and alcohol metabolism, as well as a trace of Neanderthal lineage (no joke!).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 12, 2010, 12:45:33 am
You got your science in my cheap throwaway joke.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on November 18, 2010, 07:53:36 am
I can't stop listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y75rYcZO_ZE

Oh man that beat boxing
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 18, 2010, 07:08:55 pm
Can. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVQuelXdnkI)

also, this song is so similar to Take Meta Mars by the Flaming Lips, from like 10 years later.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 19, 2010, 04:56:24 am
I will never be cool again. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpxWo28sT6U)

holy shit this guitar solo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcawnRIyeok)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on November 19, 2010, 05:28:38 am
Can. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVQuelXdnkI)

also, this song is so similar to Take Meta Mars by the Flaming Lips, from like 10 years later.

Yeah, it's like the exact same song.  Both are top notch.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 20, 2010, 08:19:46 pm
this is my jam right now (i think i posted it before, but i dont care.).

algun dia(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFfge59pMUw)-julieta venegas
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 22, 2010, 03:42:25 pm
I will never be cool again. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpxWo28sT6U)

holy shit this guitar solo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcawnRIyeok)

Those are both great songs and I really liked them (the Chain especially) before I heard them 1 million times apiece on the radio. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 22, 2010, 04:11:18 pm
Does John McVie really have a penguin tattooed on his forearm? I like to think he does.

I guess this kills the myth that Dan only likes music that does not sound like music.

I just got the digital remaster of Vagabonds of the Western World (http://www.allmusic.com/album/vagabonds-of-the-western-world-r19999/review). I think this is the first Thin Lizzy (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/thin-lizzy-p5633/biography) album with a Jim Fitzpatrick (http://www.jimfitzpatrick.ie/) cover. (Don't hate on him because he created that iconic Che image.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 24, 2010, 12:22:50 am
My parents love Fleetwood Mac, and I have always hated them. It has always been a Thing that I hate them.

now that I have giraffeed around on youtube (and heard certain songs of theirs 10000000000 times at work), I have realized they are a band with good songs and bad songs. It's just that some of the bad songs are the ones that people like. (I can't imagine a world in which I grow to love Landslide. Even as a kid the imagery really bothered me. What? there is a landslide? what is going on?)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 28, 2010, 07:00:00 pm
I'm going to try out this "Spoon" that everyone has been talking about (I think I've only heard one song by them). I bought Johnny Thunders "So Alone" (Philo on bass) and I got a $1 credit, and "Transference" is available for $1.99, so I figured what the heck.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 29, 2010, 04:57:28 pm
Spoon is good stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 29, 2010, 06:04:13 pm
So is Johnny Thunders.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 29, 2010, 07:30:44 pm
the log song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP0kWqJJZa4)

feathers(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF4wlAeis3s)-coheed and cambria
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 29, 2010, 11:03:02 pm
Reading The Rest is Noise, I am listening to John Adams, Charles Ives, John Cage, Steve Reich, Stockhausen, Schoenberg...
Not always my favorite stuff to listen to, but it makes me notice new things.

The book is awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 29, 2010, 11:39:24 pm
feathers(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF4wlAeis3s)-coheed and cambria

Night Ranger Lives.

Oh wait, there's more.  On that second song, I can't quite place who they aping, Rainbow, Dio?

Hey, I remember the 80s.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 30, 2010, 02:07:28 am
were all aping someone.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 30, 2010, 04:01:26 am
Night Ranger Lives.

Oh wait, there's more.  On that second song, I can't quite place who they aping, Rainbow, Dio?

Hey, I remember the 80s.

I wish Iommi and Blackmore had started a supergroup, but I hear Ritchie is pretty much an insufferable asshole. They worked with a lot of the same people, though - seems like they would maybe hit it off.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on November 30, 2010, 04:03:06 am
Night Ranger Lives.


Heh.  Can.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 30, 2010, 04:06:55 am
I'm currently listening to my cube-mate's Eminem. It's worlds better than listening to the guy down the hall whistling. Jesus don't fuck*ng whistle. Nobody wants to hear it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 30, 2010, 04:09:49 am
I'm currently listening to my cube-mate's Eminem. It's worlds better than listening to the guy down the hall whistling. Jesus don't fuck*ng whistle. Nobody wants to hear it.

Whistling is awesome...

But yeah, nobody wants to hear that shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 30, 2010, 03:50:19 pm
Well, yeah. I can whistle like a motherfucker, but I never do unless I'm alone. Because NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR IT.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 30, 2010, 07:49:15 pm
I too am an accomplished whistler.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on December 05, 2010, 08:44:10 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dDONMV6aKM
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 05, 2010, 09:35:25 am
Cool Song, Keith.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on December 05, 2010, 10:11:05 am
They are from Texas too.

And Paul, I don't know if you are into this type of stuff, but they are basically ripping off Spacemen 3, who mixed the 13th Floor Elevators (Texas!) and the Stooges and the Blues and thousands of other places (but hell of the 13th Floor Elevators) with drone (and heroin), and the 13th Floor Elevators.  The Black Angels add back in the original 13th Floor Elevators electric jug very occasionally (I can't get enough of that jug.)

Here is a really good Spacemen 3 cover of a song by The Spades, The 13th Floor Elevators singers first band, mixed with a song by the 13th Floor Elevators that was a better version of this song with worse lyrics.  Got it?

Spacemen 3- We Sell Soul- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gcl0YtlFfA   (if I ever get a tattoo it will be the picture in this video with an exclamation mark instead of a 3 on my left inner forearm.  This is also a rip off of the 13th Floor Elevators logo)

Here is the Spades We Sell Soul- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Sot64X0uQ and the 13th Floor Elevators Don't Fall Down- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mqdtqkrp9w&feature=related  (there is kinda the 13th Floor Elevators version of the logo, not always at the slant.)

Here are my favorite 13th Floor Elevator songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6vHf3cEDk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdpc50r5Ot4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfkwI7Md4Ik

Here is a really good song by Spacemen 3, I think they got the lyrics from the introduction on some Stooges live album.  They have a lot more really good songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxgrxD674IY&feature=related


Here is the Spades version of a song we have all heard a billion times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFT8foNZFJM&feature=watch_response

Here is another good Black Angels song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6ZTAA8Nxdo&feature=related



I have been listening to psychedelic drone thread, thanks for asking.


So I stayed up all night listening to Spacemen 3 and reading about them on the internet.  Some of my facts are wrong go here: http://www.spacemen3.co.uk/pages/faq/spacemenfaq.htm for everything if want to learn more.  Good night.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 05, 2010, 03:56:58 pm
I am liking this.

How can I have 20 bands on my iPod with the word Black in them, but not this?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 05, 2010, 04:09:35 pm
It's interesting to me how different the original of We Sell Soul is from the cover version, just (I think) due to the . . . scatting, almost? I don't know if it is Roky doing that sort of Van Morrison voice-over thing, but it transforms the song. The cover version just has this menace? I don't know. I love it, though, because it bugs me when people do a cover and it's basically the same song. This is really making it their own, maybe by subtraction?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 05, 2010, 09:20:51 pm
My first impression was that they reminded me of Black Mountain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZpSQNs0k40) and I didn't even make the connection that they both had Black in their name.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on December 06, 2010, 07:22:51 pm
dark, pretty stuff

Disemballerina - Saturn's Return (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JkqL6_kyxk)

Neun Welten - Frosthauch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF3zOma87uY)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 09, 2010, 03:16:04 am
Cave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVticQ3lx5Y). Their Pure Moods EP (http://www.dragcity.com/products/pure-moods) is one of the best things I've heard all year.

Another one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blr9QiU5HVc

I love that venue!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 09, 2010, 03:42:54 am
I saw them at Pitchfork. They are good. I like Cave. I have not heard their album, will def. check it out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 13, 2010, 05:28:37 am
Man the Wrens are so good. I can't believe I never listened to their last album in the seven years it's been out until, like, this weekend.

This one kinda reminds me of the New Pornographers for some reason:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H1MFbz03gE

Also good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FditI_wlg6o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3rTVfGr56s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7bXWsrs_B4
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Lister on December 13, 2010, 07:00:08 am
I heard Mahler's Resurrection symphony performed live from the second row on Friday.

God.

Damn.

It made me realize that some things just can't be recorded.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 16, 2010, 02:18:24 pm
You know what's weird?  Poking around on last.fm and discovering you are a "top listener" for a band that you didn't think you were THAT into.  In this case, I think it's that the band just doesn't have that many followers, so playing the album twice is enough to put me at the top.

The band in question:  http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2010/03/05/song-of-the-day-silohs-%E2%80%93-western-haunts/
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 16, 2010, 04:03:05 pm
Lately I've been listening to a bunch of unreleased Thin Lizzy songs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 16, 2010, 04:29:40 pm
You ever heard Anthrax's cover of Thin Lizzy's "Cowboy Song", 'Bu?

So. Good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 16, 2010, 05:09:59 pm
You ever heard Anthrax's cover of Thin Lizzy's "Cowboy Song", 'Bu?

So. Good.

Unless I miss my guess (and that happens all the time, so maybe) you turned me on to that last year or something. Pretty sweet cover - I just wish that it hadn't been quite so faithful. I do like it better than Metallica's "Whiskey in the Jar". That cover was actually released on a cover album that pretty much totally sucks. This just in: The band Six Feet Under is terrible.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 16, 2010, 05:23:19 pm
Fun wiki page of the day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_growl). I'm surprised so much can be written about Cookie Monster vocals.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 16, 2010, 06:34:48 pm
The band Six Feet Under is terrible.

"me want cookies!"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 16, 2010, 10:25:50 pm
Lately I've been listening to a bunch of unreleased Thin Lizzy songs.

I'm not intoThin Lizzy as much as my musical tastes tell me I should be.  Maybe I should give them a new listen.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 16, 2010, 10:32:32 pm
Well, I'm a shameless proselytizer for them, so I'm probably not the most unbiased source. I think they're easily the most underrated hard rock band of their era.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 16, 2010, 11:14:44 pm
I rediscovered an old Rory Gallagher cassette.  I had kinda forgotten how bad ass that dude was.

A Million Miles Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxiEMpcI83E)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 18, 2010, 06:55:20 pm
introducing... the damned things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zywgVO0g0Ps)

weve got a situation here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMANR-wrg7o)

im not sure what to think...........
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 18, 2010, 11:52:01 pm
introducing... the damned things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zywgVO0g0Ps)

weve got a situation here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMANR-wrg7o)

im not sure what to think...........

Nothing against Scott, but he should know better than to start a band name with "The Damned (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdP1Cvyfzj8) . . . "
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 20, 2010, 04:32:37 am
yesterday I listened to Safe as Milk while driving around STL. I thought it was pretty good.
my stoned girlfriend thought it was "better than any music. The best music."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on December 20, 2010, 04:55:30 am
yesterday I listened to Safe as Milk while driving around STL. I thought it was pretty good.
my stoned girlfriend thought it was "better than any music. The best music."

You have a smart girlfriend.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 20, 2010, 03:38:41 pm
You have a smart girlfriend.

And stoned.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on December 21, 2010, 09:11:05 pm
Attention, Indie Music Lovers: check out thesixtyone.com (http://www.thesixtyone.com/#/). It is relatively awesome, at least in theory.

I found out about this site through a job that I got through another job that Wombat recommended me for, so you can thank/blame her.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on December 28, 2010, 06:07:23 am
i'm enjoying half of interpol's album, interpol.  one listen it's one half, and another listen it's the other half, so, good album i guess.

i'm also enjoying interpol dude's "solo" album Julian Plenti is skyscraper, especially the song "Only if You Run".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt40__1OlqU
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 28, 2010, 03:42:14 pm
I listened to Interpol and Antics a lot, back when. I haven't gone back in a while.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 01, 2011, 03:01:51 am
Hey Paul! Free shit (http://beatsofrage.bandcamp.com/album/beats-of-rage), courtesy of a friend of mine. I haven't listened to it yet, but I did grab it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 04, 2011, 04:45:22 am
Hey Paul! Free shit (http://beatsofrage.bandcamp.com/album/beats-of-rage), courtesy of a friend of mine. I haven't listened to it yet, but I did grab it.

I like the name.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 04, 2011, 02:55:53 pm
I'm always watching this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFM140rju4k).

Re-post? Probably.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on January 05, 2011, 02:02:52 am
This dude I tend to have a love hate relationship with, but damn if this song isn't catchy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7xh9KYilzg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 05, 2011, 03:47:10 am
that guy has a better version of my haircut, and also my guitar.
also my name. Weird that that is the third thing I noticed.

an Aussie I know had a dance band called Dan _____'s Party Dream.

he started his set by saying "last night I had a party dream... and you were all in it."

he was also really handsome and played up his accent in order to bed women.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 05, 2011, 04:24:28 am
that guy has a better version of my haircut, and also my guitar.
also my name. Weird that that is the third thing I noticed.

an Aussie I know had a dance band called Dan _____'s Party Dream.

he started his set by saying "last night I had a party dream... and you were all in it."

he was also really handsome and played up his accent in order to bed women.

Plays music, really handsome, Australian accent . . . I would have thought he was more concerned with trying to get things accomplished other than bedding women.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 05, 2011, 04:30:24 am
Also, I am listening to Muddy motherfuck*ng Waters, because he is awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 05, 2011, 04:32:10 am
Also, also, Gerry Rafferty is dead (http://new.music.yahoo.com/gerry-rafferty/news/quot-baker-street-quot-singer-gerry-rafferty-dies-age-63--62008529;_ylt=Ai92Pfy.ZjyPJuTfflbR6QSxxCUv), but the headlines are as follows:

Psychiatric tests ordered for rapper Gucci Mane

Rapper Waka Flocka waives hearing, remains jailed

Eh, low-hanging fruit. Sue me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on January 05, 2011, 04:38:42 am
Also, also, Gerry Rafferty is dead (http://new.music.yahoo.com/gerry-rafferty/news/quot-baker-street-quot-singer-gerry-rafferty-dies-age-63--62008529;_ylt=Ai92Pfy.ZjyPJuTfflbR6QSxxCUv)

Is sad.  They don't write AM pop music like that anymore.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 05, 2011, 03:17:43 pm
This dude I tend to have a love hate relationship with, but damn if this song isn't catchy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7xh9KYilzg)

Taking Bindi Irwin's name in vain?  Doesn't that get you beaten up in Australia?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 05, 2011, 05:44:01 pm
And keep in mind that Gerry Rafferty wrote "Stuck in the Middle with You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=komvFIGYBYM)"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 05, 2011, 07:52:19 pm
Officemate playing the fuck out of some Coldplay, Jack Johnson, etc. A little goes a long way with that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on January 05, 2011, 07:58:04 pm
As supremely douchey as Coldplay is as celebrities and as an image, I can enjoy their music in small doses.

Only in small doses and only when I am able to forget what sanctimonious poseurs they seem to be but still.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on January 06, 2011, 12:29:14 am
Taking Bindi Irwin's name in vain?  Doesn't that get you beaten up in Australia?

Nah. To be honest it was kind of creepy how quickly they started pimping her after her dad died.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on January 06, 2011, 03:51:22 am
somebody's gotta keep the irwin family in pet food
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on January 06, 2011, 04:13:32 am
"That's not an exploited child-star's ruined life, THIS is an exploited child-star's ruined life!"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 06, 2011, 05:36:30 am
don't think twice, it's alright.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 06, 2011, 02:28:35 pm
Two things:
1.  Cover art and such for my 2007 mix CD is finally completed and on the FTP server, for those who are into such things (i.e. Paul).  Started work on 2008 last night, so I'll finally be caught up on these things.
2.  I got a 1 TB external hard drive, so I have started copying all my CDs (I don't know, 350 of them?) to MP3.  My "random 15" posts will get a LOT more interesting once that's all done.  Now I just need to get my MP3-compatible car stereo reinstalled so I can be fully digital an' shit.  I decided I'm tired of burning all my eMusic downloads to disc, it's ridiculous.

I had a little Tricky festival last night.  That dude is bad-ass.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 06, 2011, 03:08:27 pm
I picked up Neon Bible when it made everyone's best-of-the-year lists a while back, and it was one of those albums where I was skeptical at first, but it eventually grew on me.  Especially "Keep the Car Running," (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEZockGkEyY) which freakin' rocks.

The new album The Suburbs was likewise lauded on many year-end lists.  I like it better on the whole than Neon Bible, but there aren't as many really GREAT songs on it.  But Win Butler is a very forthright, honest lyricist, and the music is good.  Try:
"City With No Children" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmXVH0gQuLw)
"Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH_7_XRfTMs)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 06, 2011, 04:11:31 pm
A friend of my wife's swore by AF, but I never really had them work for me. I should try again.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 06, 2011, 04:19:47 pm
I have never been able to get into them at all. My friend's sister is married to one of the guys in the band. Even when I had a big crush on her, I could not even pretend to like them.

I am definitely willing to believe that they are good and just not my taste, though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on January 06, 2011, 05:17:14 pm
I can really get into Arcade Fire on a song by song basis but I find that a whole album through is too much.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on January 06, 2011, 06:09:40 pm
Two things:
1.  Cover art and such for my 2007 mix CD is finally completed and on the FTP server, for those who are into such things (i.e. Paul).  Started work on 2008 last night, so I'll finally be caught up on these things.
2.  I got a 1 TB external hard drive, so I have started copying all my CDs (I don't know, 350 of them?) to MP3.  My "random 15" posts will get a LOT more interesting once that's all done.  Now I just need to get my MP3-compatible car stereo reinstalled so I can be fully digital an' shit.  I decided I'm tired of burning all my eMusic downloads to disc, it's ridiculous.

I had a little Tricky festival last night.  That dude is bad-ass.

Depending on your OS you might consider using Audiograbber for this. It has an option where you can have one instance open per CD drive, and just swap discs from the trays while it rips the .wav files. Then it will actually convert them to mp3 overnight. Ripping is pretty rapid, it's the converting that eats up time. Especially with 350 discs.

I've decided to listen to my whole library this year. I'm averaging 100 songs a weekday so I figure I should be done around April. It would be longer but I'm pretty brutal about saying "I'll never listen to this song" and deleting it from iTunes. I mean, I have the CD if I ever change my mind.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 06, 2011, 09:17:11 pm
Question: Arcade Fire?

Yeah, that Arcade Fire song on Carlos' mix really caught my attention too.

"Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH_7_XRfTMs)

This song appears on that Fluxblog 8 disc best of '10 mix.  It definitely deserves to be there. 

I think I really like Arcade Fire.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 06, 2011, 10:28:14 pm
I've decided to listen to my whole library this year. I'm averaging 100 songs a weekday so I figure I should be done around April. It would be longer but I'm pretty brutal about saying "I'll never listen to this song" and deleting it from iTunes. I mean, I have the CD if I ever change my mind.

I did this a few years ago, listened to every CD I owned.  I don't listen to music as much during the day--the commute is my primary music time.  So it took a lot longer.  But it was a fun exercise.  And yeah, I did take a fair number of CDs and say "You know what?  You're going on the sale pile."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 06, 2011, 10:36:51 pm
I constantly say I am going to do such a thing, and it will never happen.

For some reason I feel massive amounts of guilt about all the music I have downloaded and never listened to. It is left over from being music director, mostly, but I felt this way before that too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 07, 2011, 12:20:26 am
Arcade Fire's best song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az_2oiccZNo

Well, at least from the recent album, by which I was mostly underwhelmed. But I like the last two well enough.

This is probably my favorite Arcade Fire song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO7ZWfvCjBE

I have a memory of that song performed live with the Columbia River Gorge as the background, sun setting over the river, after eating shrooms for the first time just a bit before. Pretty fuck*ng spectacular.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on January 07, 2011, 01:30:47 am
I did this a few years ago, listened to every CD I owned.  I don't listen to music as much during the day--the commute is my primary music time.  So it took a lot longer.  But it was a fun exercise.  And yeah, I did take a fair number of CDs and say "You know what?  You're going on the sale pile."

I last did it in 2006. If it weren't for songs that I'd purged after a single listen my first time through each album I'd probably have 600 more songs.

And I have 1033 songs in my "new" folder that I've never listened to.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 07, 2011, 01:41:42 am
I can really get into Arcade Fire on a song by song basis but I find that a whole album through is too much.

thats how i feel about every band whose music i enjoy.  you guys have lengthy, well-thought-out discussuions about 'x-album' vs. 'whatever other album' from any given musical person or group, and im all, "hm". [[scratches head.shrugs]]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 07, 2011, 03:04:57 am
And I have 1033 songs in my "new" folder that I've never listened to.

2546 here, but maybe 5% of them I've heard, just not on this iPod.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 07, 2011, 03:56:09 am
Arcade Fire's best song: [Rococo]

Damn, really?  That's probably my LEAST favorite song on the album.

Well, matters of taste and all that.

On the matter of the Arcade Fire, I can't pimp this enough:  www.thewildernessdowntown.com
Seriously, if you haven't seen this yet, do it now.

Also, my 2008 CD art is up.  Finally, I can check off something from my to-do list that's been there for three years.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on January 07, 2011, 05:40:45 am
Man, their first EP is the best.  That version of keep the car running is awesome.  Their first album is pretty good too.  After that they are like little indie Bruce Springsteens.  I like Bruce Springsteen, but I do not like them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on January 07, 2011, 06:45:59 am

Also, my 2008 CD art is up.  Finally, I can check off something from my to-do list that's been there for three years.
Thats kind of how my to-do lists work as well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 07, 2011, 02:17:05 pm
After that they are like little indie Bruce Springsteens.  I like Bruce Springsteen, but I do not like them.

Arcade Fire and Bruce Springsteen?  Yeah, we got that. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsukSiGcUng)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 18, 2011, 03:05:38 am
A ton of Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Palace etc., all of it).

And SFA and the Flaming Lips. Thanks again Keith!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 18, 2011, 03:20:03 am
And SFA and the Flaming Lips. Thanks again Keith!

Fuck Yeah!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on January 18, 2011, 04:41:56 am
I listened to that Black Angels album I gave y'all like 3 times today.  Man that album is good, I really hate the song True Believers though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 18, 2011, 05:34:37 am
When I listened to that one my eyes were seeing Black Angels, but my brain was registering Black Keys.  After two songs I finally realized it was not the Black Keys.  I kept thinking This doesn't sound like the Black Keys.  Ha ha.  I am slow sometimes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 24, 2011, 04:48:13 am
I love this album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gYoj-WGH5U
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 24, 2011, 05:06:13 am
For whatever reason, although I've heard of Richard and Linda Thompson since I was a kid, I've never listened to any of it. That was really enjoyable.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 24, 2011, 05:27:54 am
Same for me. I think I only bothered to listen to them after I read High Fidelity several years back, in which a character describes Richard Thompson as England's finest electric guitarist. The entire album is fantastic.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 25, 2011, 04:30:12 am
Thanks Paul!

I'll be listening to Wilco and Thin Lizzy and UFO and Nazareth and...

Yeah, I got some days of listening here. Thanks!

Paul paying it forward.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 25, 2011, 06:14:11 am
Thanks Paul!

I'll be listening to Wilco and Thin Lizzy and UFO and Nazareth and...

Yeah, I got some days of listening here. Thanks!

Thank Nabu for the Thin Lizzy.  I just forwarded what he sent me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 25, 2011, 06:17:38 am
I love this album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gYoj-WGH5U

I have a version of this song by Bonnie Prince Billy.  It's a pretty cool song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 25, 2011, 09:40:16 pm
candy girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAFg2TQk9v0)-new edition
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 25, 2011, 09:51:06 pm
I am listening to Miles Davis: The Columbia Years.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 26, 2011, 03:23:46 am
I never knew that New Edition was a poor man's Jackson Five.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 26, 2011, 01:15:40 pm
I never knew that New Edition was a poor man's Jackson Five.

did you know that new kids on the block was basically 'new edition for white girls'?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 27, 2011, 05:27:29 am
did you know that new kids on the block was basically 'new edition for white girls'?

I was paying as much attention to New Kids on the Block as I was to New Edition.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 27, 2011, 05:19:23 pm
New Edition is actually valid.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 29, 2011, 04:34:08 am
I think I have a new favorite voice. (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=loretta+lynn+honky+tonk+girl&aq=f)
Maybe I just have a thing for girls with southern accents. But holy hell can this lady sing, and this was the first song she ever wrote.

But seriously, listening to country artists from Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers to Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson... there is just something about the way they sing that constantly astonishes me. Even just on a level of I would never say "man" like "ma-haing" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU8ARXYc9Z0) the way she does.

Also, I love the way you can hear that jazzy 20's influence in Jimmy Rodgers's music. Like, oh man, this is where pop music comes from. (http://Like, oh man, this is where pop music comes from.)

There is something about the way they sing that makes me notice their awesome lyrics.
"T for texas, T for tennessee... T for Thelma, the girl who made a fool out of me."


"But the man I love, when he picks up trash
He puts it in a garbage can
And that's what a you look like to me
And what I see's a pity
You'd better close your face
And stay out of my way
If you don't wanna go to fist city"

"If your house catches fire
And there ain't no water around.
If your house catches fire
And there ain't no water around,
Throw my suitcase out the window
Let the house burn on down."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 29, 2011, 04:39:01 am
rolling in the deep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw)-adele

i think im in love...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 29, 2011, 04:41:51 am
Loretta Lynn is indeed awesome. Good taste, D.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on January 29, 2011, 05:14:02 am
inev i cannot BELIEVE you haven't heard this album (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Lear_Rose) jesus man you were in charge of a radio station like right after it came out or some shit
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 29, 2011, 03:36:55 pm
I'm listening to The Cure: Join the Dots (rarities album). "A Man Inside My Mouth" - you don't say!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 29, 2011, 06:46:03 pm
that album came out when I was a sophomore in high school.

also, despite being a college radio music director, there was a really large amount of stuff that I didn't listen to because I am a hoss's ass who is lazy about listening to music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 03, 2011, 02:43:40 pm
It's a Wipers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wipers) marathon today, because I'm just in that kind of mood. (Old-school Pac NW punk.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 04, 2011, 02:13:58 am
I love the Wipers. My favorite review at the radio station where I used to work was of a wipers album.
Will type out when I am not on my phone.

It is really weird how sometimes I am really into something and I never do very much Internet research on it. And then one day, "oh, there are probably blogs about African guitar music."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 04, 2011, 04:14:17 am
I did mention that I am pretty good friends with their original drummer, right? He is awesome. Coolest rock star I ever met (though he'd hate me calling him that).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 06, 2011, 01:15:45 am
sticks and stones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEwjo5J8AAQ)-valient thorr
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 09, 2011, 03:57:56 am
So, since I have not posted any mixes, I will send you guys a link to my friend's awesome mix. Here it is (http://www.mediafire.com/?6ctzyzyfwotbsoa). He likes the coolest/weirdest/worst music of anyone I know. He is a unique guy. This mix super-rules, and I think I would think that even if he were a stranger on the internet.

I hope you guys like dance music, both super-hip modern and corny retro in variety.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 16, 2011, 08:20:21 pm
I really love this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv55Kq462LM).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2011, 12:26:25 am
These guys (http://rcrdlbl.com/) will send you an email with links to free songs. I was just going to send this to you, Paul, but then I figured some other folks might want it. If this music is not cool enough or too many people like it or the bands' names are stupid, go fuck yourself - I like free shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 20, 2011, 04:00:28 am
Thanks Nabu.

I listened to the new Radiohead.  I'm not feeling it yet.  Lots of beeps and whirs, but not a lot of melody or guitars.  Also very mellow.

But King of Limbs comes directly before King of the Delta Blues Singers in my playlist so I am having a good time listening to Robert Johnson.  Haven't heard that in way too long.

Edit:  Next up, King of the Surf Guitars.  Come on Dick Dale!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2011, 04:14:59 am
I got an email from them saying it came out. I looked and saw they were charging for this one. Call me a dick, but I don't listen to In Rainbows much and it was free, so no thanks.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 20, 2011, 05:17:53 am
Edit:  Next up, King of the Surf Guitars.  Come on Dick Dale!

Ah hells yeah.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 20, 2011, 06:37:45 am
Let's see, how far can I take this...

King of the Texas Blues -Lightning Hopkins.  Great music, but not in the mood for country blues now after Dick Dale.
King of the World - hossshoe.  I don't know who this is.  Must be from that batch of local bands that a friend told me I should listen to.
Kingpin Soundtrack - Maybe later.
Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam Ant.  No.
Kink Kronikles- Yes!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 20, 2011, 09:55:25 am
I got an email from them saying it came out. I looked and saw they were charging for this one. Call me a dick, but I don't listen to In Rainbows much and it was free, so no thanks.

FWIW I fuck*ng love it. In Rainbows took at least a year to grow on me and I still rarely listen to it. This one may be my favorite since Kid A.

I listened to the new Radiohead.  I'm not feeling it yet.  Lots of beeps and whirs, but not a lot of melody or guitars.  Also very mellow.

Guitar rock was, is, and will forever remain my first love in music, but to me Radiohead was at their best when they first moved away from conventional guitar rock. I don't agree with the "lots of beeps and whirs" comment, although it is pretty mellow, and yeah, not a lot of guitar in the foreground. To each his own.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2011, 05:50:55 pm
Ok, I may give it a try.

My King albums:
King Bee - Muddy Waters
King for a Day/Fool for a Lifetime - Faith No More
Kingdom of Rust - Doves
Kings of Punk - Poison Idea

(I'm pretty sure I have more at home that aren't on the iPod.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 20, 2011, 06:07:52 pm
Ummm...

King - T.I.
King Night - Salem
King of Limbs - Radiohead
King of the Mountain - Kate Bush single (b/w cover of Sexual Healing, interesting but why listen to it when I have Marvin's which is the best song ever)
Kings of Crunk - Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz

Then it jumps to Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. Sorry guys.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 20, 2011, 06:14:32 pm
My complete King list

King - Belly
Kings X - Kings X
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents In Concert - John Entwistle
King of Hearts - Roy Orbison
King of Limbs - Radiohead
King of the Texas Blues -Lightning Hopkins
King of the World - hossshoe
Kingpin Soundtrack
Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam Ant

King Bee - Muddy Waters

Dang, I have it on vinyl.  I can't believe I've never got it digitally.  Such a great album.  It's essential!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 20, 2011, 07:42:14 pm
S/T-- King Khan and the BBQ Show
King of Afrobeat-- Fela Kuti
King of the Beach-- Wavves
King of the Surf Guitar-- Dick Dale
King of the Delta Blues Singers-- Robert Johnson

then on to the kinks.

I have never been huge on Radiohead. I mostly like their guitar stuff, because apparently I am a guitar man through and through.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2011, 07:46:11 pm
My Robt Johnson is entitled "The Complete Recordings" but they're all the same, really.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 20, 2011, 08:05:07 pm
because apparently I am a guitar man through and through.

Just not when it comes to Jazz.

Hooray for the electric guitar. Best instrument ever. Listening to Sonic Youth right now. I guess it's kind of strange that I like Radiohead's non guitar stuff best.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 20, 2011, 08:13:51 pm
OK, do you like Bad Moon Rising?

I am listening to it now, finally.

my GF's friend said that before Evol, Sonic Youth were "really bad" and for some reason that really aggravated me. It really bothers me when people do not make the "I don't like it"/"it is bad" distinction.

Also, my thought was that when I am listening to challenging music, I typically rely to some degree on the idea that if other people whose opinions I respect like something, it is worth listening to several times to give it a chance. And Thurston Moore is way higher on my list than some dickbag college radio kid.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 20, 2011, 08:55:07 pm
I like it. Among the albums I have it's the one with which I'm least familiar. It's also the earliest album I own. I need to explore those first three some more.

This (http://www.fakejazz.com/articles/coolerthanyou/sonicyouth.shtml) is kind of fun. I knew some of the guys that wrote for the site, fakejazz.com, and that links to a feature they did when Murray Street was released.

I like how divided they are on NYC Ghosts & Flowers. That shitbag Brent DiCrescenzo hated it (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/7342-nyc-ghosts-flowers/). I haven't listened to it yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2011, 09:19:12 pm
You guys like Golden Smog (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/golden-smog-p39087/biography)? My wife bought me Another Fine Day (http://www.allmusic.com/album/another-fine-day-r838394/review) a few years ago, knowing that I like Wilco. It's no Another Perfect Day (http://www.allmusic.com/album/another-perfect-day-bonus-tracks-r551505/review), but then again, what is?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 20, 2011, 09:27:23 pm
Never listened to Golden Smog, but was annoyed by them once because they were in town and at first glance I thought I was reading that Smog was in town.

But I do really like Another Perfect Day, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkb2nMr. WonderfulvBs  The fuck?

This work? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVzD7Lw2ees)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2011, 09:38:52 pm
Quote from: NME.com
In an interesting twist of fate, newly-appointed Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino has admitted to being one of the two girls on the cover of Siamese Dream. A former member of Spinnerette and Veruca Salt, the 31 year-old musician says she was initially reluctant to tell Billy Corgan the news, fearing that he wouldn't let her join the group.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 21, 2011, 02:05:01 am
Iron & Wine, "Woman King"
Kings of Leon
Kings of Convenience
King Missile
DJ Mark the 45 King
Acid House Kings
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 21, 2011, 04:18:33 am
I had just done albums starting with King. Others:

Artists
Albert King
BB King
California King
Chesterfield Kings
Freddie King
Joe "King" Carrasco
Kaki King
King Palmer (Ren & Stimpy music)
Kings Go Forth
Kingston Trio
Marcel King
Paddy Kingsland (more R&S)
Paul King
Perrey & Kingsley
Peter King
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Stalking Roxy
Talking Heads

Albums
A Farewell to Kings - Rush
The Grand Pecking Order - Oysterhead
Kicking Television - Wilco
Nothing's Shocking - Jane's Addiction
Of Cabbages and Kings - 10 Minutes Down (a friend's old band)
Shaking the Tree - Peter Gabriel
Stop Making Sense - Talking Head (twofer)
Talking Book - Stevie Wonder
Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt
Vagabonds Kings Warriors Angels - Thin Lizzy
Walking with a Ghost - White Stripes

Songs
Stop Breaking Down - Robert Johnson
Taking Too Long - Wipers
Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby - Marvin Gaye
Rocking in the Free World - Neil Young
Walking in the Great Shining Path of Monster Trucks - Clutch
Wild Sex (in the Working Class) - Oingo Boingo
Crawling King Snake - John Lee Hooker
King for a Day - Buncha songs by a buncha folks
King of Bedside Manor, Birds, Comedy, Pain, Rome, the Road, and the World - Buncha more folks
etc etc etc
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 21, 2011, 05:24:25 am
King Albums

Gipsy Kings
King
King's X
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents In Concert
King of Hearts
The King Of Limbs
King of the Delta Blues Singers
King of the Surf Guitar
King of the Texas Blues
King of the World
Kingpin
Kings of the Wild Frontier
Tragic Kingdom
Twang Bar King
Woman King

Artists

B.B. King
Carole King
Cast King
Chris Thomas King
Evelyn "Champagne" King
Freddy King
Gipsy Kings
King's X
King Crimson
King Curtis
King Diamond/P*****
King Friday
King Harvest
King Pleasure
Kings Go Forth
Kings of Convenience
Kings of Leon
The Kingston Trio
Nat King Cole
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 21, 2011, 02:19:23 pm
breaking, shaking, etc. shouldn't count.  Boo to that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 21, 2011, 02:43:34 pm
What happened to my Evelyn "Champagne" King? Goddammit.

Carlos, just skip over those.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 21, 2011, 07:57:32 pm
THIS SONG IS STUCK IN MY HEAD SO DAMN BAD I CAN'T STAND IT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgNnL1rB9NI)


note: does not contain the word "king"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 21, 2011, 09:53:19 pm
note: does not contain the word "king"

Why not?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2011, 06:35:34 pm
Has anyone other than me heard of Hellsongs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellsongs)? The only one I've heard is Jump (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG-nYZ6Tyqo), which isn't my absolute favorite cover, but I'm intrigued. I always like covers that aren't completely slavish.

Edit: Paranoid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiBdX-FU0og). Jump is dogshit compared to this. This is the point of covering songs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on February 22, 2011, 08:32:14 pm
Bad. Ass.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 23, 2011, 12:19:47 am
I have not listened to it in a bit, but there is this album called Frank Black Francis, which is a 2 cd set.  The first cd is Pixies demos, the second is Frank Black redoing Pixies songs with some producers that aren't supposed to be any good, but I remember it being fuck*ng awesome.

Also, I am listenting to shit loads of Sonic Youth because of you people.  Youth Against Fascism a lot, and, well, every other song of theirs on my ipod.  (A Thousand Leaves, Dirty, Daydream Nation and SYR 1- Anagrama- I need to get Washing Machine and Sister on here asap.)  I don't really like most early Sonic Youth I have heard, but really, when it comes to Sonic Youth I only know Sister, Daydream Nation, Washing Machine and Dirty.  Everything else is just a surprise.  I really liked the first half of A Thousand Leaves, but then stopped listening to it.  Usually I either really like it or am indifferent, but then regardless I just play one of the four above the next time I want some Sonic Youth.  Is there any album I need to listen to?  Evol? 

Also, I don't know where I heard it, but I really like Sonic (Middle Aged) Youth.  I think they should change their name to that.  I asked my bandmates if that could be our name, no go.



Also, I am almost positive I either heard about them here or posted about them here, but Nouvelle Vague.  I haven't listened to them in a while, so don't remember their best songs, but this is a good intro:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7OS30c2Fys

two more good ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4op1esLn4mc&feature=fvw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hapufz1NFkY&feature=related
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2011, 03:52:59 am
I've got Washing Machine.  Do you need that?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 23, 2011, 06:38:04 am
No, that was just unclear.  I have that, just not on my ipod currently.  It is on my computer, but I never really listen to music on my computer.  I need to transfer it on there.

To be clear on another thing:  I have heard and loved Sister, Daydream Nation, Washing Machine and Dirty, is there another Sonic Youth I really need to hear?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2011, 06:41:57 am
I don't know. Aside from a couple of songs that have turned up on soundtracks or mixdisc through the years, Washing Machine is the only SY I have.  I'm not that crazy about them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 23, 2011, 07:36:00 am
Goo is pretty cool and is also their "big commercial sellout" album.

I like this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOSsjuS0gTo&feature=related) a lot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 23, 2011, 09:04:11 pm
Definitely EVOL. I really like Murray Street and A Thousand Leaves. The last couple are good, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 24, 2011, 05:22:37 am
Weren't there some folks here that like Interpol (http://www.interpolnyc.com/tourep/)? Free shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 24, 2011, 08:02:08 am
Definitely EVOL. I really like Murray Street and A Thousand Leaves. The last couple are good, too.

Yeah, I listened to Murray Street and kinda liked it and then heard Sister and never listened to Murray Street again.  I was 15 or 16, so maybe that was a mistake.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 26, 2011, 04:19:34 am
Finally figured out where, on my computer, I put the recent shit-ton of music I got here. Thank you, Keith and Paul - that is some tasty shit! While I as moving things around last night I listened to "Slip Inside this House" by 13th Floor Elevators like 6 or 8 times in a row, because I hadn't got everything permanently moved. That was an interesting experience. That's a great song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 26, 2011, 04:50:52 am
I am listening to a lot of Swell Maps, and other bands listed in this book I'm reading about Pavement. I like this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVgGbTuF_nI). The book has a list of tons of albums that Pavement loves, from The Eagles to scuzzy industrial bands. It is going to take me a million years to listen to all of these albums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 26, 2011, 05:18:00 am
I'm listening to (and learning about) the Monks. That whole experience must have been a fuck*ng trip. I wonder if they ever met Lemmy while they were in Germany.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 27, 2011, 03:12:39 am
I own 149 songs by Guided By Voices.

R.E.M. stands at 112, but I believe there are several CDs I haven't put on the computer yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 27, 2011, 03:51:36 am
I've got a bunch of R.E.M. songs too, but I don't listen to them very often. Most of the time I don't like them very much, but other times I do.  iTunes says I have 99 R.E.M. songs, but I'm sure a few of those are doubles. 

I wonder who I have the most of in my collection?  iTunes doesn't really have a good way to sort that.The Beatles maybe (458 songs), I have all of their albums. 

I'm kinda obsessed with my iTunes playlist.  My top played song (since 2009/01/26) is Black Cadillacs by Modest penis coming in at 47 plays.

My top played Beatles song is Flying with 23 plays.

My top played R.E.M. song is Radio Free Europe with 5 plays.  Dang, only 34 of my R.E.M. songs have any plays at all.  It's been a long time since I've been on an R.E.M. binge. 

Maybe I should listen to more R.E.M. this weekend.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 27, 2011, 04:17:21 am
My most played is a mashup by DJ Schmolli - "Busy Fuckin' in the Bushes" - but only because it came first on my workout mix and lots of times I forget to put my iPod back on shuffle. (Actually most played is a relaxation thing that sometimes I play at work.)

First real song: JB, "Funky President" 52 times. It was sort of an Obama theme song, cursing the darkness at work. I played that fucker over and over when he got elected. People up here flat-out writhed when it would come on.

Most tracks might be Thin Lizzy (surprise) with 263. Second might be Ween with 257 (that actually surprises me). I used to have a shitload of Beastie Boys, but I had to get rid of a lot of it - duplicates, live tracks, remixes, shit like that. It's all somewhere. I have 327 by Go Home Productions, but again mashups, so sort of dicey counting them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 27, 2011, 01:45:49 pm
Yeah, I listened to Murray Street and kinda liked it and then heard Sister and never listened to Murray Street again.  I was 15 or 16, so maybe that was a mistake.

It's worth another listen. I have a hard time picking a favorite between a handful of their albums but Murray Street is one of them. It is miles away from what they were doing with Sister, though. And yeah, you definitely need to listen to Evol.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on February 28, 2011, 01:23:40 am
My most is 479 by They Might Be Giants. And I stopped closely following them in like 2003 so I have none of the kids' albums and haven't acquired any demos etc in 8 years. Otherwise I'm sure I'd have many, many more.
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Post by: theinevitable on February 28, 2011, 03:56:14 am
Most Tracks: The Carter Family, with 626. I'm sure a lot of these are duplicates.

most played is weird, because I've only had this computer since last May. But it goes:
Wavves, Joy Division, Ty Segall, Mission of Burma, Omar Khorshid, CCR, Madvillian.

Because of a college crush, Last.fm says my most played track of all time is Can I Get Get Get (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z3H0zWCsnI) by Junior Senior.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 28, 2011, 04:32:24 am
I am listening to Sweet right now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 28, 2011, 07:41:09 am
I am listening to Sweet right now.

As you should.
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Post by: AugustWest on February 28, 2011, 03:09:40 pm
I am listening to Sweet right now.

Careful with that stuff.  You get too much, you get too high.
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Post by: Nabubrush on February 28, 2011, 05:06:24 pm
Don't have that one. D'oh!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 28, 2011, 06:15:11 pm
I sorted my itunes by the search term "sweet" and listened to sweet songs all night.  Now I'm listening to "Detroit" songs.  What can I say, I woke up with Detroit Rock City playing in my head.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 28, 2011, 09:43:14 pm
I was wrong when I said . . . the most tracks I had was Thin Lizzy.

Pearl Jam - 417 - shitload of live albums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 28, 2011, 10:34:52 pm
Pearl Jam - 417 - shitload of live albums.

97 Pearl Jam for me.  That number goes up a little if you include that album they did with Neil Young.  I bought a couple of those live albums.  They put out a disc for every show on their 2000 tour.  Something like 120 shows. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 28, 2011, 10:48:51 pm
I wonder who I have the most of in my collection?  iTunes doesn't really have a good way to sort that.The Beatles maybe (458 songs), I have all of their albums.

I'm still wondering.

Radiohead - 519
Grateful Dead - 480
Led Zeppelin - 275
Wilco - 272
Rolling Stones - 205
Thin Lizzy - 187 (Thanks Nabu)
AC/DC - 127

Probably Radiohead!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 28, 2011, 11:49:29 pm
I got PJ's live album for the show I went to that tour, and then I got the highly rated European ones (Poland and London, I think) and then a lot of people gave them to me. I don't hardly listen to them anymore. I do really like Mike McCready, though.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if some of the tracks that are listed as PJ were actually someone else.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 01, 2011, 12:51:39 am
I got the highly rated European ones (Poland and London, I think)

I've got the Manchester and Birmingham shows.  That would be Manchester Tennessee and Birmingham Alabama.  J/K  I actually have Birmingham England and Memphis Tennessee.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 01, 2011, 01:16:44 am
I got PJ's live album for the show I went to that tour, and then I got the highly rated European ones (Poland and London, I think) and then a lot of people gave them to me. I don't hardly listen to them anymore. I do really like Mike McCready, though.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if some of the tracks that are listed as PJ were actually someone else.

You probably have a shit ton of Creed labeled as PJ, haha.

Out of the 5 main albums I loved in junior high, Ten aged the least well I think. The other four are Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge by Mudhoney, Nevermind by Nirvana, Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden and Dirt by Alice in Chains. Well, Ten and Dirt didn't age too well, although Would? might be the best song from those albums. I still count the other three, especially EGBDF, among my favorite. Also, except for Dirt, all of those albums were released within like two months of each other. Crazy.
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Post by: Nabubrush on March 01, 2011, 04:35:05 am
You probably have a shit ton of Creed labeled as PJ, haha.
That's so far from funny it can't even see it from there.
Out of the 5 main albums I loved in junior high, Ten aged the least well I think. The other four are Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge by Mudhoney, Nevermind by Nirvana, Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden and Dirt by Alice in Chains. Well, Ten and Dirt didn't age too well, although Would? might be the best song from those albums. I still count the other three, especially EGBDF, among my favorite. Also, except for Dirt, all of those albums were released within like two months of each other. Crazy.

Interesting. I can't stand Mudhoney, but I don't really have a problem with the rest - although it'd be hard for Ten to age well, as it's so fuck*ng overplayed it might as well be Appetite For Destruction. My personal take is that PJ turned into a bit better band than I thought they would, and the opposite for Nirvana.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on March 01, 2011, 05:27:02 am
The hell you say - Dirt is an album for the ages. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 01, 2011, 07:56:18 am
Jerry Jeff Walker-- Viva Terlingua. 99 cent record bin. YEAH.

Whenever I play country music (loudly) in my house, I think about how I am the only white person in my building. It is like the inverse of when I hear loud rap music playing.
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Post by: KeithHernandez on March 01, 2011, 08:57:39 am
I got that from my dad, pretty awesome.

I wannna be home with the armadilo



You should check out Terry Allen - Lubbock (On Everything) 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 01, 2011, 09:27:25 am
My personal take is that PJ turned into a bit better band than I thought they would, and the opposite for Nirvana.

I was trying to remember when it was that I saw Pearl Jam and I ran across this...

Quote from: Eddie Vedder
It's hard for us to watch early performances, even though that's when people think we were on fire and young. Playing music for as long as I had been playing music and then getting a shot at making a record and at having an audience and stuff, it's just like an untamed force...a different kind of energy. And I find it kind of hard to watch those early performances because it's so just fuck*ng, semi-testosterone-fueled or whatever. But it didn't come from jock mentality. It came from just being let out of the gates. And Jeff and Stone, their hoss was just about to be put down when it was put in the race. And I was coming from the same place. So when they finally let us out of the gates, we didn't have a smooth, galvanized, streamlined gate [sic]. We were just rocking all over the place.

What a fuck*ng pussy!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 01, 2011, 05:18:56 pm
Jerry Jeff Walker-- Viva Terlingua. 99 cent record bin. YEAH.

Whenever I play country music (loudly) in my house, I think about how I am the only white person in my building. It is like the inverse of when I hear loud rap music playing.

I used to listen to Charlie Pride (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Pride) with my Dad all the time. I don't know what that means.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 01, 2011, 05:21:16 pm
I was trying to remember when it was that I saw Pearl Jam and I ran across this...

What a fuck*ng pussy!

Ed tends to be a little too introspective for my tastes. You don't have to examine every single moment of your life to make it worth living.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 01, 2011, 06:49:30 pm
is it pathetic to bitch about jocks when youre not in HS or college anymore?  or was he just referring to an attitude that some people have?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 01, 2011, 08:19:25 pm
yeah, I could not really understand what he was saying. Something like "it's painful to watch how enthusiastic we are, because we come across as some sort of jock d-bags instead of the sensitive souls we are. We were just so excited because (gibberish metaphor that mostly meant "we were excited to be successful at music")"
right?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 01, 2011, 09:28:42 pm
I for one still like "Ten."  Not that I listen to it all the time or anything, but when I do hear tracks from it (particularly the non-radio cuts, since they haven't been played to death) I still like 'em.  I saw Pearl Jam last summer, and I really wanted to hear "Porch."  Didn't get that, but they did play "Garden," which was almost as good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on March 01, 2011, 11:17:51 pm
You don't have to examine every single moment of your life to make it worth living.
QFT.  When I was in high school, I thought Socrates' statement that "the unexamined life is not worth living" was the most profound thing I'd ever heard, and resolved to be as fully conscious of each moment as possible.  This was exhausting.  By my junior year of college I would appendix anyone quoting that line with, "Let me tell you, the over-examined life is no picnic either."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 01, 2011, 11:49:47 pm
its a question of balance, like with everything else, i suppose......
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Post by: Arachno-capitalist on March 02, 2011, 02:10:50 am
http://mashupbreakdown.com/
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 02, 2011, 04:53:39 am
QFT.  When I was in high school, I thought Socrates' statement that "the unexamined life is not worth living" was the most profound thing I'd ever heard, and resolved to be as fully conscious of each moment as possible.  This was exhausting.  By my junior year of college I would appendix anyone quoting that line with, "Let me tell you, the over-examined life is no picnic either."

Yeah, he said "unexamined", not "less than perfectly examined".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 02, 2011, 05:30:54 am
I just think he's a pussy because he is embarrassed that he used to rock out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 02, 2011, 06:09:42 am
I think I have a new song leader.  I went out to find on torrent an old Utopia album that I used to have on vinyl and cassette.  I found it alright.  I came across a torrent of every Todd Rundgren album ever including about 7-8 live albums from every phase of his career and several rarities collections I've never heard of.  Altogether it was 54 albums.  I don't know how many songs that adds up to exactly because it's 4 different bands.  I already had about 10 of those albums, but now I guess I've pretty much got TR covered.

Edit:  I just wanted to hear this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d7-KZvSE5E), ya know.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 02, 2011, 03:39:36 pm
I just think he's a pussy because he is embarrassed that he used to rock out.

I think we are all clear on your feelings of "fuck this guy" with regard to Eddie Vedder.
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Post by: Nabubrush on March 02, 2011, 03:53:07 pm
I'm intrigued and surprised by how similar Queen and Sweet are. I never knew that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 02, 2011, 05:28:32 pm
I think we are all clear on your feelings of "fuck this guy" with regard to Eddie Vedder.

Just wanted to make sure there was no confusion there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on March 03, 2011, 12:24:54 am
The Flaming Lips' "Embryonic". Kinda obsessively too. Why no one told me about this? I thought we were friends =(

I just think he's a pussy because he is embarrassed that he used to rock out.


He is, isn't he. Fuck him if he can't take a joke, right.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 03, 2011, 03:00:33 am
He is, isn't he. Fuck him if he can't take a joke, right.

He should be embarrassed that he doesn't rock out anymore. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 03, 2011, 03:55:49 am
I call this image BeastiAl:

(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/b9804fff83.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

(Obviously very old; new to me.)
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Post by: greenkoolayd on March 03, 2011, 04:54:00 am
oy
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Post by: greenkoolayd on March 04, 2011, 11:14:55 pm
vanity fair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbLY7BNV7mM)-mr bungle

also, ape dos mil(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLdizHhO12k)-glassjaw
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 07, 2011, 07:53:11 am
The Fireman, Electric Arguments.  It came out in 2008 and I just now picked it up.  It's no secret that I am a huge Paul McCartney fan and I love this one. 

I have been vaguely aware of The Fireman for a long time, but never paid much attention to it because I figured it was mostly just experimental music.  Otherwise, why use a pseudonym?  Anyway, it's everything you would expect from a Paul McCartney album, great singing, great playing, fantastic melodies.  It's great pop music.
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Post by: Victoria Waterfield on March 07, 2011, 12:59:38 pm
The Fireman, Electric Arguments.  It came out in 2008 and I just now picked it up.  It's no secret that I am a huge Paul McCartney fan and I love this one. 

I have been vaguely aware of The Fireman for a long time, but never paid much attention to it because I figured it was mostly just experimental music.  Otherwise, why use a pseudonym?  Anyway, it's everything you would expect from a Paul McCartney album, great singing, great playing, fantastic melodies.  It's great pop music.

Electric Arguments is excellent, yes. But despite that, don't get the first Fireman album, Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest. It is eighty minutes of the same beat in slightly different remixes. You might listen to the first track and think it sounds decent, but then you will realise that every other track on the album is almost exactly the same. I haven't heard the second Fireman album, Rushes, but from what I've read it sounds closer to the first one than it does to Electric Arguments.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 13, 2011, 07:21:24 am
Fear of Music, that is their masterpiece, in my opinion.

Been listening to this a lot recently, and I think you might be right. Why this post popped into my head almost a year later, no idea.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 15, 2011, 07:04:47 pm
probably as a way to avoid having to keep up with new music, I am wiping my iPhone and loading it up with:
Led Zeppelin
Cream
Jimi Hendrix
CCR albums I don't listen to every day
the Kinks
in an effort to re-visit things I have not heard in years. Also, there are a few Zeppelin and Kinks albums I have never heard. Actually, every Kinks album except for Village Green Preservation Society.

I think I will also put on the complete works of other great bands (Sonic Youth, for instance) whose other albums I have not heard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on March 15, 2011, 07:51:14 pm
I've decided to listen to my whole library this year. I'm averaging 100 songs a weekday so I figure I should be done around April. It would be longer but I'm pretty brutal about saying "I'll never listen to this song" and deleting it from iTunes. I mean, I have the CD if I ever change my mind.

Done! Well, mostly. I finished with the "core" ~7000 songs that fit on my iPod. I have another 2,000 or so that fall into the "I like this enough to not delete it but not enough to listen to it more than every few years" category. And also novelty songs and whatnot I have just because. Sometimes it's fun at a party to start a song just watch people go "This had better be Under Pressure. This really better be Under Pressure... You fucker."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 15, 2011, 11:09:45 pm
man, it is weird that no stoner has ever made a documentary/rant/whatever about this thing I just discovered. I guess I have only explored like half of it, but it seems like it will keep holding true:

if you play every Led Zeppelin album in the order of the year they were released, that is:
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin IV
Houses of the Holy
Physical Graffiti

it is like one huge, awesome album that just keeps going and going for like 5 hours.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 16, 2011, 02:31:45 am
man, it is weird that no stoner has ever made a documentary/rant/whatever about this thing I just discovered. I guess I have only explored like half of it, but it seems like it will keep holding true:

if you play every Led Zeppelin album in the order of the year they were released, that is:
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin IV
Houses of the Holy
Physical Graffiti

it is like one huge, awesome album that just keeps going and going for like 5 hours.

I've never tried this.  Hold on...

I'll get back with you tomorrow sometime.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 16, 2011, 04:01:27 am
Song of the Minerals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Xn32zZIYU)

What we need more of is Albini
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 17, 2011, 05:27:06 am
RIP Nate Dogg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4vKWFCWw04&feature=player_detailpage#t=82s)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 17, 2011, 04:48:42 pm
The West Coast rollz along.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 23, 2011, 02:05:41 am
Hey Paul - Steely Dan are playing in Portland on July 3rd. Have you ever seen them live? This is academic, because I'll be at work, but I thought I'd ask because I wish I could go.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 23, 2011, 02:53:38 am
I saw them twice back in the late 90s early 00s.  I've still got the t-shirt somewhere in my closet.  They are a listening band.  That is to say, don't expect too much movement on stage or much of a show.  They let the music do the talking.

The second time I saw them they played The Boston Rag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifjVRdzapx4) which was nice because it's one of my favorites.  And I wasn't expecting it since it's pretty obscure.

I love the lyrical poetry on it even though I have no idea what they are talking about other than it probably has something to do with drugs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 23, 2011, 04:18:48 am
I heard that recently they have been playing deeper album cuts, and also that they've been taking requests after a fashion. I think they played "The Fez" at one of their shows fairly recently, and it was like the first time they'd ever played it live?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 26, 2011, 03:18:17 pm
Paul, i thought you might enjoy this if you haven't seen it yet:
(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/99c56c7632.png)
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Post by: pmcd9 on March 26, 2011, 05:18:09 pm
Nice!
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Post by: lprkn on March 30, 2011, 09:34:11 pm
Altar of Plagues - Feather and Bone (http://stereogum.com/669061/altar-of-plagues-feather-and-bone-stereogum-premiere/franchises/haunting-the-chapel/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on March 31, 2011, 06:23:58 am
Inev, if you ain't already get Arthur by the Kinks on the go, has some of their best tracks. Stuff like Shangri-La and Victoria, truly superlative ditties.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 31, 2011, 06:58:45 am
I just downloaded that! As well as a bunch of other Kinks album listed on the "favorite albums" page of this book I am reading about Pavement.

Yeah!
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Post by: KeithHernandez on March 31, 2011, 07:34:12 am
Seriously man, that one is the shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on March 31, 2011, 07:18:19 pm
Paul, i thought you might enjoy this if you haven't seen it yet:
[king of limbs flier]

The King of Limbs is my favorite Radiohead album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 31, 2011, 07:29:29 pm
The King of Limbs is my favorite Radiohead album.

I can never tell if you are fuck*ng with me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 01, 2011, 09:21:04 am
Shangri-La and Victoria

I was always a fan of the Kinks even though I didn't have any of their records.  They have a lot of great hits.  Then I started buying their records and the songs on the records are even better than the hits.  Love both of those songs.  Never heard either one of them until about 10 years ago.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on April 01, 2011, 10:10:08 am
I can never tell if you are fuck*ng with me.

The album is beautiful, genius.  Every Radiohead album is all about, "ugh, society is bringing u down," and all the usual stupid shit.  It's all great music

but King of Limbs goes a totally different direction.  It's about nature.  It's about a tree and the album is a group of songs that personify the "thoughts" of a tree as it goes through a season.  The awakening and the fight to survive.  The emergence of self and sexuality.  It describes a love story between the tree and its leaves which culminates in letting them go.  So real, so surreal.  Such a simple concept and so beautiful that I must call it genius.

The observations can shed insight onto one's own life, and one's relationship with nature and the universe.

Meanwhile the band releases their most musically mature album.  It's hypnotic, the lushest textures the band has woven yet can get you lost so deep your ego may evaporate.  The melodies are teasing, they coax you out of a trance only to trail away in walls of sound that send you back into space.  Best ever use of reverb turns  vocal lines into beautiful chords.  Granted, it's not a new concept to the band, which seems to be an argument of the album's detractors (not innovative enough).  But that is  nonsense.  The album has deeper texture than I've ever heard.

The album is challenging in multiple ways yet still very accessible.  Yet it has many detractors.  I feel most of them are just disappointed not to hear telecaster strings snapping around with the treble completely maxed out, crash cymbals ringing throughout a two hour album.  No: The King of Limbs is a whisper.  A ghost.

A quiet request to join the universe on a new plane of existence.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 01, 2011, 02:36:32 pm
King of Limbs review
That's worth a can. I don't know why I don't listen to music in that fashion anymore. I guess I just got too busy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on April 01, 2011, 03:29:46 pm
I mean, shit, I don't care for no Raidohead but I'm half convinced.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 01, 2011, 04:23:41 pm
I mean, shit, I don't care for no Raidohead but I'm half convinced.

I'm so convinced by that review that I might take RG's advice on guitars.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 01, 2011, 07:21:54 pm
So much new music has come my way lately that King of Limbs kinda got lost in the shuffle.  My first impression was meh...  I definitely need to give it a second chance.  I do love Radiohead.

And look, here's a picture of Thom Yorke playing an SG.
(http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/85518227.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215ABF3343C02EA5486DBD429B78E955F7D25BF18D62873F5AC8B948CD0D9EAD7A)
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Post by: miles on April 01, 2011, 08:07:13 pm
That has to be pre-KOL though.

I really like the new album, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on April 01, 2011, 11:05:30 pm
I was always a fan of the Kinks even though I didn't have any of their records.  They have a lot of great hits.  Then I started buying their records and the songs on the records are even better than the hits.  Love both of those songs.  Never heard either one of them until about 10 years ago.

Exactly Paul, they have a strength in depth that belies the classic rock radio stations and guitar rock compilations endless love for You Really Got Me. Superb songwriters who provide real depth and clarity to every lyric and melody.

I've been listening to a lot of Half Man Half Biscuit recently. Extremely 'English', but not in the way the Kinks were. No sir.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 02, 2011, 04:23:02 am
I'll just toss this in here:

"It wasn't called heavy metal when I invented it." Dave Davies
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 02, 2011, 04:41:01 am
Hey, I just gave you your three hundreth can.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on April 02, 2011, 06:05:43 am
I thought it was The Beatles who, as well as validating the existence of thousands of years of British history by being such a successful project, invented heavy metal.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 02, 2011, 06:38:11 pm
Beatles are good times and Dave's a bit of a bastard, but I can't really argue with the quote.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: arkabee on April 03, 2011, 12:11:15 am
I wonder if there would be a market if I could get this maniacally shrieking monkey in my head on tape?

yes.

if by market you mean one guy on the internet.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 03, 2011, 08:03:22 pm
I'm not listening to anything right now, but last night I listened to my wife play a couple of songs with her new band, then some friends of ours play a full set with their old band, then my brother-in-law get up and play metal/punk karaoke with his bassist (playing a Les Paul for this set) and lots of different people singing, and then a full Misfits cover set with another person playing the Les Paul and the bassist going back to my bass. It was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2011, 02:02:38 am
Songs from the Wood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_from_the_Wood)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 04, 2011, 03:23:28 pm
Songs from the Wood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_from_the_Wood)

After reading this, I went back to find out when exactly Tony Iommi played for them ('68) and learned that Phil Collins also played for them at one gig in '82.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2011, 05:02:17 pm
After reading this, I went back to find out when exactly Tony Iommi played for them ('68)

He didn't do any recording with them, but was in the band when they did the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6046328113991991942#).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 04, 2011, 05:58:24 pm
He didn't do any recording with them, but was in the band when they did the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6046328113991991942#).

And is actually not on record with them, as the music was dubbed later.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2011, 06:04:37 pm
So what are you saying, was that not a live recording?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 04, 2011, 06:13:20 pm
So what are you saying, was that not a live recording?

Quote from: The ubiquitous Wikipedia
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi played guitar for Jethro Tull briefly in 1968 following the departure of Mick Abrahams. The only recording of him with Jethro Tull is on The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus although his guitar is not heard as all of the music (except Ian Anderson's vocals and flute) was dubbed in afterwards. It was a one-off performance and he returned to Black Sabbath (then called Earth) in January 1969.
Quote from: Elsewhere on Wikipedia
Iommi, Butler, Ward and Osbourne renamed their band Earth in September 1968. They carried on under this moniker until December 1968 when Iommi briefly departed to play in Jethro Tull. However after only one performance (an appearance on "The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus" in which the band mimed "A Song for Jeffrey", while Ian Anderson sang live), Iommi was back with Earth once more.

Allmusic just says he was in Jethro Tull during that time and that he played on "Rock & Roll Circus" so in conclusion I got nothing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2011, 07:04:28 pm
That is very interesting.  I guess I never questioned it because it seems very live.  Also, The Rolling Stones performance on the same show is so rambling and shambolic that it must be live.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 04, 2011, 07:21:46 pm
"Shambolic" - Paul, you magnificent bastard!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2011, 07:31:48 pm
Ha ha, I saw that word used last week in a review on Pitchfork for the reissue of Queen's early catalog.  So I looked it up.  I kinda like it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 05, 2011, 12:20:07 am
shambolic is definitely a soul-boner word.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on April 07, 2011, 01:34:05 am
The Flaming Lips feat. Neon Indian (http://www.freshwap.net/music/644870-the-flaming-lips-with-neon-indian-the-flaming.html).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on April 07, 2011, 01:40:51 am
Hey you guys can be the first to hear the vid I just made.

I've been fuckin around with a loop pedal and I [will] try to make a video every day to stay limber.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRBmuoRN-Eo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 07, 2011, 02:05:31 am
My brother-in-law came over today to kind of step me through some shit on the computer so I can start recording. I'm inordinately excited about the prospect. I have to decide whether I want to record tomorrow or go hang out at the guitar shop.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 07, 2011, 02:06:14 am
Also I like what you are playing there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on April 07, 2011, 03:18:30 am
Hey you guys can be the first to hear the vid I just made.

I've been fuckin around with a loop pedal and I [will] try to make a video every day to stay limber.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRBmuoRN-Eo

That was very nice!  Ima start making some vids too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 07, 2011, 04:10:29 am
That was very nice!  Ima start making some vids too.

Is this the place with the like button?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 09, 2011, 08:02:03 pm
I just (at long last) got some Big Star. I know I should have gotten it long ago. I'm pretty excited to check them out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on April 09, 2011, 08:13:03 pm
What'd you get?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on April 09, 2011, 09:48:32 pm
What'd you get?

i didn't get nothin'.  i had to pay fifty bucks and pick up the garbage in the snow.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 09, 2011, 10:56:40 pm
What'd you get?

Went to the library - here's everything:

Al Green: Lay It Down (produced by ?uestlove and it is delicious)
Big Star: #1 Record & Radio City (about time, I guess)
Kaiser Chiefs: Off With Their Heads (I got some of their other stuff and it was pretty good)
Dead Weather: Sea of Cowards (I'm sort of a completionist when it comes to Jack White - my wife and I courted over the White Stripes, and they were the first show we saw together)
Eels: End Times (I thought I had way more Eels than I do)
AC/DC: '74 Jailbreak (haven't had this in years, been thinking about their version of Baby Please Don't Go lately)
Hawkwind: Welcome to the Future (live 2CD set, I can't find it listed anywhere but it's probably similar to the other 46 million live sets by them)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on April 09, 2011, 11:32:23 pm
Went to the library - here's everything:

Big Star: #1 Record & Radio City (about time, I guess)

AC/DC: '74 Jailbreak (haven't had this in years, been thinking about their version of Baby Please Don't Go lately)

Hawkwind: Welcome to the Future (live 2CD set, I can't find it listed anywhere but it's probably similar to the other 46 million live sets by them)

Hey I just downloaded some Hawkwind. Never listened to them before, pretty cool.

If you like Big Star well enough, and if your library has it, it's worth checking out Keep an Eye on the Sky, Big Star's recent box set. Or if not, be sure to also check out Third/Sister Lovers, and then Chris Bell's I Am the Cosmos.

Jailbreak is one of my maybe three or four or five favorite AC/DC songs. Why it didn't make the US version of Dirty Deeds is beyond me. Not that the Australian version is sequenced perfectly. OK, so here is the correct sequence:

Side 1

1) "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
2) "Ain't No Fun (Waiting Round to Be a Millionaire)"
3) "There's Gonna Be Some Rockin'"
4) "Big Balls"
5) "Problem Child"

Side 2

1) "Jailbreak"
2) "R.I.P. (Rock in Peace)"
3) "Ride On"
4) "Squealer"

The big changes from the Australian are moving Big Balls to the first side and switching Jailbreak and Squealer. Jailbreak works well as a side opener and closer, but Squealer is such a perfect closer. It's the only thing that the US version nailed.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: smick on April 10, 2011, 12:38:07 am
i didn't get nothin'.  i had to pay fifty bucks and pick up the garbage in the snow.

Correction.  You got a can.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 10, 2011, 06:34:30 am
AC/DC: '74 Jailbreak (haven't had this in years, been thinking about their version of Baby Please Don't Go lately)

Have you seen this (http://youtu.be/1VlRUIHwygc).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 10, 2011, 08:57:17 pm
Have you seen this (http://youtu.be/1VlRUIHwygc).

As soon as I saw your link, I thought "Bon in a dress".

Have you seen these bubblegum rockers (http://youtu.be/BQ-45XG7n4k) or these prog-rock hippies (http://youtu.be/hZY2nl2CwLc) or heard this old-school rocker (http://youtu.be/g1Z-Cwuavc0)?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 11, 2011, 03:14:07 am
Have you seen these bubblegum rockers (http://youtu.be/BQ-45XG7n4k) or these prog-rock hippies (http://youtu.be/hZY2nl2CwLc) or heard this old-school rocker (http://youtu.be/g1Z-Cwuavc0)?

Good Lord.  No, that was amazing.  I had no idea.

"Bon in a dress".

Almost as amazing is Angus appears to be wearing an Angus costume.  It's like what he always wears, but not quite.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on April 11, 2011, 03:28:19 am
Good Lord.  No, that was amazing.  I had no idea.

Me either.  Bon Scott could really sing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 11, 2011, 03:47:25 am
Me either.  Bon Scott could really sing.

And play the recorder, as well.

Bon Scott does not know who the bass player of Kiss is (http://youtu.be/lQ9qcjls0kA).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 12, 2011, 04:21:57 am
The album that was so un-Neil Young that Geffen sued Neil Young for making it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAv69KITjdk)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 12, 2011, 01:56:00 pm
i hate everyone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQd7_HqR900)-say anything
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 13, 2011, 05:39:39 am
I finally found the song that gets stuck in my head for weeks at a time online. It is a really crappy video version without all the OOMPH behind it. But, holy crap. (http://www.myvideo.de/watch/7876502/Omar_Khorshid_Guitar_El_Chark)

Also the weird synth-drum solo at around 1:10 of this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruAklSJQ08M).
At a certain point around 1:27, the drum just keeps going and going, just on that one weird drum... man. What is going on there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 13, 2011, 04:38:24 pm
What I listened to for the last thirty minutes or so of City of God was the music to the game Taberinos. Interesting how well it seemed to fit. Computers are tricky!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on April 13, 2011, 07:06:22 pm
good god taberinos has so many ads. so many ads!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on April 13, 2011, 09:09:31 pm
good god taberinos has so many ads. so many ads!

Does it?  You best start using an adblocker, my friend.

Back when the game was hot I challenging all the top scores in Taberinos.  Now I am past my prime.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on April 13, 2011, 09:11:56 pm
i haven't found a way to block mochi ads in chrome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: smick on April 13, 2011, 10:39:49 pm
My overlords just released a phone that taps you into an unlimited music service.   So I've had it sitting on my desk the last two days "Testing".

By testing, meaning I go in and download the entire catalog of a particular artist, and play it all the way through.

Today has been XTC.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 13, 2011, 11:04:21 pm
Love, love, love XTC.

The Godin is awesome, by the way.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on April 14, 2011, 03:23:00 am
Two tracks in to the new TV On The Radio. Brilliant so far.

Also brilliant: new Paul Simon.

Excellent: new Bob Dylan (In Concert Brandeis University 1963). The best version of Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues I've ever heard.

P.S. Mad love for XTC.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 14, 2011, 07:16:03 am
new Paul Simon.

What!?!  How did that get past me?  Thanks for the heads up Vic.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: smick on April 14, 2011, 10:23:16 pm
I believe tomorrow with be TV on the Radio day!  Downloading all their stuff too!

In re: Godin - Awesome!   I was really pleased with the play feel myself.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on April 15, 2011, 02:31:32 am
Fuck You! by the Cee Lo gentleman has been stuck in my head for about a week. It makes for an interesting week when Im secretly singing "so fuck you, fuck fuck you" in my head during work conversations.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 15, 2011, 03:31:14 am
Fuck You! by the Cee Lo gentleman has been stuck in my head for about a week. It makes for an interesting week when Im secretly singing "so fuck you, fuck fuck you" in my head during work conversations.

Did you see the ASL version I posted in the YouTube thread? That was fun.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: smick on April 15, 2011, 04:57:50 pm
The New TV on the Radio is great!

I accidently got into these guys.  The second time I saw them live, I was like "They guys are pretty great!"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on April 17, 2011, 07:33:51 pm
New Cass McCombs is wonderful. I think so far it's only been released in the UK, but I have a[n internet] connection.

Sorry if I already shared this, but it's great: http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/cass-mccombs-county-line
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 19, 2011, 07:03:49 am
I just watched the Rocky Erickson documentary, and now I can't stop listening to You're Gonna Miss Me. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlOBMC1RLw0) Hoo boy. I also just passed the point in listening to that album where I have realized started really loving a lot of the songs I didn't like too much at first.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on April 21, 2011, 02:05:28 pm
I went to school with the niece of Terry Chambers (XTC drummer). True story.

God I love XTC. The only good thing to ever emerge from Swindon
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Drygioni on April 22, 2011, 11:58:33 pm
It has a Magic Roundabout.
(http://realdupont.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/swindon_magic_roundabout_eng.png)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on April 23, 2011, 12:12:21 am
Oh, man, we got some fairly simple round about's in my city last year, and  you should see the way people lost their shit over it.  Sad.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 23, 2011, 03:20:58 am
there is a kind-of-roundabout near my house, and I have seen more people go around it clockwise than counter-clockwise.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on April 23, 2011, 05:06:01 am
when i lived in tampa, they put a roundabout in clearwater. before i moved out of tampa, they replaced the roundabout with a traffic light.


i lived in tampa for three years.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 23, 2011, 05:53:01 am
We've got a few roundabouts here in Houston.  I used to think roundabouts were silly, but now I think they are pretty cool.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on April 23, 2011, 06:01:20 am
they really do handle traffic better, once the locals get used to them. tourists can never handle roundabouts unless they have a few locally.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on April 23, 2011, 06:53:18 am
Are round abouts really that rare in the US?
I heard something anecdotally a while ago that city planning types like them because you get less accidents at round abouts than traffic lights, because it's harder to just plough through I suppose.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on April 23, 2011, 11:10:21 am
Are round abouts really that rare in the US?

Depends on the area I think, but mostly yes. I don't understand what the big deal is though. I think people hear horror stories about driving in Paris. They put in a couple near where I grew up recently, and my dad was annoyed at first but then was impressed by how much the traffic situation improved. They have a few out here but mostly in areas that never had traffic problems to begin with.

I heard something anecdotally a while ago that city planning types like them because you get less accidents at round abouts than traffic lights, because it's harder to just plough through I suppose.

That's what I've heard. Intersections with traffic lights and stop signs are dangerous and inefficient, and roundabouts are relatively cheap and effective solutions. But yeah, just what I've heard anecdotally. I don't have any numbers.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 23, 2011, 04:25:01 pm
This is in the center of the roundabout right near my house:
(http://media.oregonlive.com/margie-boule/photo/schmeer-joan-of-arcjpg-b53d173a3125e17a.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 23, 2011, 07:19:16 pm
Seriously, Joan of Arc?

Still, cool statue.

You're damn right it's cool - it's gold!

Portland has a thing about teenage girls.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on April 23, 2011, 09:13:53 pm
Portland has a thing about teenage girls.

I thought it was teenage boys (http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10085-adams_admission.html).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 23, 2011, 10:41:38 pm
This (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/4205846883/) is in the middle of the roundabout in the Museum district.

There is an intersection very near my house where five streets converge.  I avoid it like the plague because it always takes forever waiting for your turn to go.  I so wish they would put in a roundabout there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 24, 2011, 08:02:01 am
I've been listening to this Fluxblog Best of 2010 mixdisc the past couple of days off and on because I stumbled across The National and decided I like them.  Turns out I have 5 The National songs on my playlist all from various mixdisc I've collected over the years.  I guess it's time I noticed them.  Anyway, that mixdisc is the bomb.  8 disc, 157 songs and there's not a single track that I don't at the very least find somewhat interesting.  It's really fuck*ng good.

I also remembered how much I love There Goes Rhymin' Simon.  Particularly these (http://youtu.be/0sk5SLh48tg) two (http://youtu.be/FmS2RkT9UBc) songs.

I love Paul Simon's music, but his words are profound.  In my opinion he's America's greatest songwriter.  Of the 20th century certainly, if not of all time. 

Anywhoo... I was wanting to ask...  There were two articles posted that I can't seem to find.  One was a list of the worst songs of 2010 that was hilarious.  I thought of it when their number one worst of the year, a song by Train, won best rock track at the Grammys.  It also included a song by Ringo Starr, dueting with a young woman old enough to be his granddaughter and he keeps creepily crooning Who's your Daddy over and over.  The other article a year by year history of the Grunge era as written by someone who lived through it as a teen.

Can anyone help me find these articles, please.

PS- Happy Easter!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on April 24, 2011, 08:11:07 am
I am pretty sure that grunge thing is on the av club.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on April 24, 2011, 08:16:07 am
cause I'm nice (this may not be what you are talking about, actually):

part 1: http://www.avclub.com/articles/part-1-1990-once-upon-a-time-i-could-love-you,45892/

part 2: http://www.avclub.com/articles/part-2-1991-whats-so-civil-about-war-anyway,46507/

part 3 : http://www.avclub.com/articles/part-3-1992-pearl-jam-the-perils-of-fame-and-the-t,47099/

part 4:  http://www.avclub.com/articles/part-4-1993-smashing-pumpkins-liz-phair-and-urge-o,47739/

part 5: http://www.avclub.com/articles/part-5-1994-kurt-cobain-is-dead-long-live-soundgar,48366/

parts 6-10 are linked in a side bar on everyone of those
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 24, 2011, 09:02:50 am
Thanks man.  It had only gotten up to part 7 when I read it before.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 24, 2011, 08:18:11 pm
I thought it was teenage boys (http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10085-adams_admission.html).

That's nothing compared to Boise's thing for teenage boys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boise_homosexuality_scandal).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on April 27, 2011, 12:18:52 am
I think I could write 100 pages worth about all the differences between the Group Bombino (http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/item.asp?Item_id=51) releases put out by Sublime Frequencies, and the new album "Agadez," by Bombino. (http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/item.asp?Item_id=51) (they are the same guy).

The self-loathing part of me wants to say "we are all really, really racist, but in different ways" is the thesis I would write.

Man, fuckin' Starbucks "world" music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on April 27, 2011, 07:18:52 am
I saw Beans and Tobacco tonight, it was pretty rad!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on April 27, 2011, 07:33:13 am
This thing (http://music.amandapalmer.net/album/nighty-night).
Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Neil Gaiman and a couple of other people I don't know tried to write and record 8 songs in 8 hours, in the end they got 6 done in 12.
It's much better than I expected it to be. Nothing classic on there but all fun pop.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on April 27, 2011, 07:36:38 am
If loving Tesla is wrong, I don't want to be right.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on April 27, 2011, 01:10:40 pm
This thing (http://music.amandapalmer.net/album/nighty-night).
Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Neil Gaiman and a couple of other people I don't know tried to write and record 8 songs in 8 hours, in the end they got 6 done in 12.
It's much better than I expected it to be. Nothing classic on there but all fun pop.

The 4th person is the dude from OK Go. Remember when they're style was more stilted and kind of amelodic?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on April 27, 2011, 07:10:14 pm
If loving Tesla is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Yes to this. They're one past Boston on the Moh's scale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh%27s_scale).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 02, 2011, 12:49:40 pm
Been listening to Ty Segall -Melted in with my heavy Black Lips rotation.  It is pretty alright.

Hey inev, is there other stuff from him I should get? 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on May 03, 2011, 12:54:45 am
Damn, the new Adele album (http://www.adele.tv/home/) is good from first to last song.  It's been a long time since I've found a record I can listen to all the way through without skipping any songs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 03, 2011, 04:36:46 am
I like assorted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fctXAkmxiZw) tracks from his other albums (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Zh2v83ca4). Melted blows them away, though.

...those tracks are both from his self-titled. Maybe I have not listened to Lemons as much as I thought, because none of these songs sound familiar.

I have this album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwPg9bOkFsY) on vinyl and haven't listened to it much.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on May 05, 2011, 07:17:50 pm
I am rolling with the Britpop today - from DM to Cure to Radiohead to Arctic Monkeys (I'll be seeing them in August or so) to Eels to New Order to Smiths. I know they probably don't all fall neatly into a Britpop category/genre, exactly, but they sorta all make me feel the same way, which is what I need today (fuckin' work).

So, Radiohead fans, of which I know there are several here: I guess they are like the Dead or Wilco or Ween or (fill-in-the-blank) in that everyone has seventy-bajillion bootlegs by them? I have this 'Mists of Avalon' thingie and it's pretty cool.

Also, The Cure: Join the Dots is pretty cool as well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 05, 2011, 07:42:05 pm
Also, The Cure: Join the Dots is pretty cool as well.

Speaking thereof, they're apparently going to play their first three albums in full at a festival gig in Australia.
http://pitchfork.com/news/42420-the-cure-to-play-first-three-albums-in-full/
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on May 05, 2011, 08:25:42 pm
That'd be pretty sweet, but I think maybe it's Bob and a bunch of other guys? I can't remember. When I saw the Buzzcocks, they basically played everything off Another Music in a Different Kitchen, A Different Kind of Tension, and Love Bites (among other stuff). That was amazing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 06, 2011, 06:54:42 pm
Thee Oh Sees have 11 albums. Holy crap. I have really only listened to 4 of them.

It doesn't help that their early ones are out of print on vinyl, and I can't find them anywhere to download.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on May 06, 2011, 11:53:50 pm
Blasted the Wipers again today - hey Keith, did I ever ask you if you had listened to them? Every time I hear Born with a Curse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDZ1Ezj2dOQ) I think of you - I think it's that main riff that does it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 09, 2011, 05:34:24 am
I only love Juke (http://www.birthdaypartyberlin.com/audio/DJSluggoGodzilla.mp3). I just downloaded a ton, and right now I want everything to have a 150bpm beat behind it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 09, 2011, 02:46:28 pm
The Whitney Music Box (http://wheelof.com/whitney/index.php?var=v0).  Try the variations.

Ooooooo.  Cosmic. (http://wheelof.com/stars/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: smick on May 09, 2011, 06:11:24 pm
I've been listening to the MGMT's first album pretty much non-stop.

Hell of enjoying it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on May 22, 2011, 01:26:07 am
I love this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faae9ixbCEk
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on May 22, 2011, 02:36:24 pm
I discovered that McCartney contains the words Art and Car so it's become my soundtrack for Artcar weekend.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on May 22, 2011, 06:15:01 pm
I said the McRae thing on FB, so I won't say it here. Oops.

Recent pulls from the library:

The Sounds "Something to Die For" - Danish pop.
Dr. Dog "Shame, Shame" - new old school rock. I really like Dr. Dog. They should have been recording in the late 60s/early 70s.
Them Crooked Vultures - I never got this when it came out. They played here and I didn't even go. Anyway, Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme.
The Shins "Wincing the Night Away" - I used to have this, and I think it got deleted. I may actually already be burned out on it.
Springsteen "Darkness on the Edge of Town" - Yeah, I don't have much Springsteen. I like him, I just never got any. It's sort of like a little treasure box I've never opened.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 22, 2011, 07:59:34 pm
Dr. Dog are awesome! I like them a lot. I think Fate and Easy Beat are my favorites.

They are also fun to see live. My thought was that I want there to be a lot more indie rock that sounds like this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on May 23, 2011, 05:17:30 pm
Anyone here into The Mountain Goats? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii6kJaGiRaI)  This is a tune I liked to listen to during my brief stint working at the level four virology lab. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ-2kbculaI)  It made me thing of some of the high level scientists I worked with - they were totally incapable of certain aspects of human nature, yet greatly wanting to be human.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 23, 2011, 11:44:09 pm
This isn't really what I am listening to, but I found out one of my favorite Minutemen songs is a Steely Dan cover.  Dr. Wu is the song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 24, 2011, 02:19:33 am
This isn't really what I am listening to, but I found out one of my favorite Minutemen songs is a Steely Dan cover.  Dr. Wu is the song.

Are you crazy?  Are you high?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 24, 2011, 03:24:27 am
The Minutemen version is so good.  So good.  It makes me think that Steely Dan has really good lyrics.

And probably yes to both.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on May 24, 2011, 05:31:20 am
Are you crazy?  Are you high?

Nah, he's just an ordinary guy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on May 24, 2011, 06:02:01 am
THEY FINALLY GOT TO YOU
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on May 24, 2011, 07:19:32 am
This isn't really what I am listening to, but I found out one of my favorite Minutemen songs is a Steely Dan cover.  Dr. Wu is the song.

Heh heh. Ha ha ha!

My ex fuck*ng hated Steely Dan with a passion. Explains why I love them so much, maybe.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 24, 2011, 07:25:13 am
I really like Reelin' in the Years. I went through a brief Steely Dan phase after realizing how much I loved that song, and then read about the mu major chord (http://www.hakwright.co.uk/steelydan/mu-major.html) and from then on that was all I could hear. Pretty dumb, I know.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on May 24, 2011, 01:32:49 pm
I really like Reelin' in the Years. I went through a brief Steely Dan phase after realizing how much I loved that song, and then read about the mu major chord (http://www.hakwright.co.uk/steelydan/mu-major.html) and from then on that was all I could hear. Pretty dumb, I know.

Fascinating.  Have a can (add2).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on May 26, 2011, 05:02:43 am
This isn't really what I am listening to, but I found out one of my favorite Minutemen songs is a Steely Dan cover.  Dr. Wu is the song.

I had no idea about this. It doesn't sound like Steely Dan, but I guess I wouldn't expect it to. That is a great song. I saw Mike Watt the last couple times he was in town and that guy is pretty fuck*ng rad. Great shows.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 26, 2011, 06:16:13 am
The day I posted that I watched you tube videos of him talking about econoline vans.  It is fuck*ng sweet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBTC1VL4xuE

This interview with Thurston Moore is long and boring, but it is a pretty awesome story about his first times meeting him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfgbl0c65U0
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 26, 2011, 08:59:10 pm
vertigo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i31WrqyvEos)-jump little children

i think theyre a southern indie band?  i heard about them from a FIF in GA.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 27, 2011, 12:13:21 am
yep! The lady mentioned in the Matter of Taste thread loves them, and claims to have made out with several of the members. In a really gross "went backstage at the concert" way.

...how did I ever think that was a smart person for me to date.

Lately I am on another hip-hop kick, and I am enjoying the heck out of it. Downloaded all 4 of the "Revenue Retrievin'" E-40 albums, and they are all kind of blending together. I think he overdid it.

I love his weird rapping style. The way he does weird things with his voice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GZbaXdK8Js) really tickles me. Keak da Sneak also has a really really weird voice.

Quote
Jesus Christ had dreads, so shake em
I aint got none, but I'm planning on growing some
Imagine all the Hebrews going dumb
Dancing on top of chariots and turning tight ones

I love the way hyphy didn't take itself seriously at all (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLvlGVNInw4). Although, I guess 90% of hyphy songs were talking about how great hyphy was, and how it is the best and most original hip-hop. Also, the marionette in that video kills me every time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 27, 2011, 12:36:32 am
I love the way hyphy didn't take itself seriously at all (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLvlGVNInw4). Although, I guess 90% of hyphy songs were talking about how great hyphy was, and how it is the best and most original hip-hop. Also, the marionette in that video kills me every time.

ghost ride!
go crazy!
who's that drivin'?
patrick swayze!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on May 27, 2011, 04:32:54 am
yep! The lady mentioned in the Matter of Taste thread loves them, and claims to have made out with several of the members. In a really gross "went backstage at the concert" way.

Did those guys enjoy the taste of your spunk? Or did she not let them know about that?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on May 27, 2011, 03:11:58 pm
Fimbulwinter - Black Metal Storm (http://youtu.be/wdqKYIzIRzg)

Killer riffs, basement sound. I don't know how some people can claim to like punk/hardcore type stuff and not like this.

edit: I mean, I realize that they are very different forms, but punk heavily influenced (early) black metal.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 29, 2011, 02:33:23 am
IS TROPICAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwrbyVaC6EU)-THE GREEKS

the song is kind of 'meh', but the video is hell of poignant.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on May 29, 2011, 02:45:47 am
Quote
Fimbulwinter - Black Metal Storm

Killer riffs, basement sound. I don't know how some people can claim to like punk/hardcore type stuff and not like this.

I like this. I have always wondered what the deal was with metal always sounding like the 80s never ended. Not a huge fan of the screaming, either. But this is good. The riffs definitely have an early hardcore feel.

I always wonder if any meaningful proportion of metal fans like Lightning Bolt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7fVK1mA2zg&feature=related). Or other similar bands
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on May 29, 2011, 03:35:10 pm
I like the Lightning Bolt stuff. It reminds me of a lot of some the heavy, fuzzy, repetitive stuff that I listen to sometimes. It's definitely crazier, though.

I guess (one of) the problems with metal is that it's hugely sectarian, with all of these fanatical niche groups/styles. Some styles basically come down to trying to sound like one song on one album from one band. And that gets old sometimes, although there are bands that actually do it pretty well (Witchcraft (http://youtu.be/NDkABtiBw0k) does a pretty good early Black Sabbath). A lot of guys want to recreate their favorite song/band/genre/whatever, which is fine, but the more innovative stuff never really reaches the top(also, some of it is hard to listen to (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUcFAA1dKPY) (full disclosure: I love that song)). So you get a lot of imitation, rather than innovation. At least on the surface.

But the good stuff's there, you just have to dig a little. Which I guess you could say about almost everything.

edit: One of the best explanations I have heard for metal is that "it does not have a sense of irony." Which is not completely true, but does make a lot of sense.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on May 29, 2011, 03:39:56 pm
Gamma Ray covers Pet Shop Boys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsfHFy30CuM). For next time you need to saddle up your pteranodon and fly across the Sahara.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 01, 2011, 06:16:59 am
Here Come the Warm Jets, holy crap. Holy crap. Robert Fripp playing some weirdo noisy-ass shit. YEAH.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 01, 2011, 08:06:56 am
Here Come the Warm Jets, holy crap. Holy crap. Robert Fripp playing some weirdo noisy-ass shit. YEAH.

I've tried to get into that, but it just don't work for me.  I really want it to too because I fuck*ng love that title.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 01, 2011, 08:07:19 am
I am currently listening to T Rex.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 01, 2011, 08:08:41 am
I am currently listening to T Rex.

You know, I was just about to listen to Here Come the Warm Jets.  I think I just dodged a bullet.  Ha ha, bring on the Metal Guru!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 01, 2011, 08:22:13 am
You know, I was just about to listen to Here Come the Warm Jets.  I think I just dodged a bullet.  Ha ha, bring on the Metal Guru!

No weirdo noisy-ass shit - just pure glam-rock awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 01, 2011, 11:29:09 am
somebody posted a white denim video on here the other day and now theyre my shit.  also, ive been getting my musicomedy on with lonely island.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on June 02, 2011, 03:19:13 am
Here Come the Warm Jets, holy crap. Holy crap. Robert Fripp playing some weirdo noisy-ass shit. YEAH.

Oh HELLS yes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 02, 2011, 04:37:06 am
Nick Lowe today.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on June 02, 2011, 12:07:18 pm
Lonely Avenue by Ben Folds and Nick Hornby. Particularly Picture Window (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQKughc49-s&feature=related).

Oh man, I looked up some lyrics for that and realised that instead of being about a woman whose husband is in hospital (as I originally thought) I think it's actually about someone whose son is in hospital. That makes it so much worse.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on June 02, 2011, 12:41:38 pm
Lonely Avenue by Ben Folds and Nick Hornby. Particularly Picture Window (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQKughc49-s&feature=related).

Oh man, I looked up some lyrics for that and realised that instead of being about a woman whose husband is in hospital (as I originally thought) I think it's actually about someone whose son is in hospital. That makes it so much worse.

Oh... I think if you made someone listen to this song back to back with Brick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5EHAqhR1c&playnext=1&list=PL7D92A1C348119516) on repeat enough times you could actually trigger chronic depression in the average person.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on June 02, 2011, 12:47:10 pm
Yeah, you need to switch it up with the one he did with Poplamoose  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G5JaicYuVU)to kind of balance it out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 02, 2011, 02:57:36 pm
Yeah, you need to switch it up with the one he did with Poplamoose  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G5JaicYuVU)to kind of balance it out.

Or his Darkness cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6behxER33-c&playnext=1&list=PL8303BD3214853948).

I have no idea if that will work. YouTube told me to fuck myself when I tried to play it, but maybe you guys live in the UAE or wherever it plays correctly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on June 02, 2011, 03:00:36 pm
Or his Darkness cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6behxER33-c&playnext=1&list=PL8303BD3214853948).

I have no idea if that will work. YouTube told me to fuck myself when I tried to play it, but maybe you guys live in the UAE or wherever it plays correctly.

Nope, was it this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brErUo3exDE)?

When I went to see him last month he covered Ke$ha (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1nD_mftaI). Apparently it's a thing he's doing this year.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 02, 2011, 03:52:41 pm
Trying again: this one (http://www.bing.com/music/songs/search?q=ben+folds+get+your+hands+off+of+my+woman&selected=E5A18400-0100-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933&FORM=DTPMUA) (takes some clicking).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on June 03, 2011, 07:36:22 am
Here Come the Warm Jets, holy crap. Holy crap. Robert Fripp playing some weirdo noisy-ass shit. YEAH.

While Here Come The Warm Jets is indeed awesome, Fripp's best Eno work is actually on Saint Elmo's Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B807CcVxW9U) from Another Green World. FACT.

(This should more properly go into our nonexistent "What are you drunkenly listening to?" thread.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on June 03, 2011, 06:28:58 pm
Have I mentioned Wye Oak?  A search says no.

So, yeah.  Wye Oak. (http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/03/28/song-of-the-day-wye-oak-civilian/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on June 03, 2011, 07:06:47 pm
I'm in love with Madeleine Peyroux at the moment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLAVgj0JhCo).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 03, 2011, 07:51:39 pm
I was going to come on here and talk about how great Another Green World is for the last few days, but then I forgot.

I have this problem with bands that I really like but that aren't my favorite bands- I only really listen to one album.  I don't know why exactly that is, but with Eno it is all about Another Green World.  I have listened to Here Come the Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain, and both are good, but when I want Eno my mind will only accept Another Green World (or Roxy Music or the Talking Heads, but that is a different story).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFz50q_QmfE

While Here Come The Warm Jets is indeed awesome, Fripp's best Eno work is actually on Saint Elmo's Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B807CcVxW9U) from Another Green World. FACT.

(This should more properly go into our nonexistent "What are you drunkenly listening to?" thread.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on June 03, 2011, 08:26:20 pm
Good lord I have listened to this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ) like six times today.  It's a jaunty little song about shooting your classmates!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 03, 2011, 08:38:44 pm
I'm in love with Madeleine Peyroux at the moment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLAVgj0JhCo).

Very nice.  Her voice reminds me of Joni Mitchell.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 04, 2011, 03:49:12 am
Good lord I have listened to this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ) like six times today.  It's a jaunty little song about shooting your classmates!

Pretty catchy. Something about the singer reminds me of Ryan Leaf, just a little.
Yes, I am irreparably scarred and view the world through a Ryan Leaf-colored lens. Please don't make fun of me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 04, 2011, 04:03:22 am
And also, to be young again and model-gorgeous and musically talented and live in Southern California. I kinda want to keep an eye on these guys to see if they herald the coming apocalypse or something.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 04, 2011, 08:41:58 pm
little secrets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScC_pi3PJ9k)-passion pit

their shit is kinda hot and stanky.  one of the few electronic-y groups that are rad.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 05, 2011, 06:57:54 am
That was great.

I'm listening to Iggy this evening.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 05, 2011, 07:52:16 am
Oh man, I have been listening to penetration by the stooges so much.  That little keyboard line kills me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 05, 2011, 11:52:01 am
Big Star.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 07, 2011, 01:49:38 am
Cut Copy rocked Summerfest.  Are there any fans here?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 09, 2011, 06:50:14 am
Live Fast, Die Young Mozart
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 09, 2011, 01:46:30 pm
I didn't realize that was a Mozart song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 09, 2011, 02:54:28 pm
That was the name of a mixdisc that Keith curated a couple of years ago.  Brilliant.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 09, 2011, 04:13:20 pm
The mix or the name?  I stand by the name, I looked up the mix and don't stand by it quite so much.  I mean, I was actually surprised at how many of those songs I still love/listen to all the time, but where is the continuity/you know, good order for a mix?

Also, I have been listening to the best mix of all time for the past 2 days.  It is the Trip curated by Jarvis Cocker.  http://www.amazon.com/Trip-currated-Jarvis-Cocker-Mackey/dp/B000B8TO9Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307635165&sr=8-1

The first 8 songs on the second disc are fuck*ng classic.  Here are a few:

Jet Boy, Jet Girl- Elton Motello- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KAXvTvO0TI

Wop Doowop- Electronicat- http://www.mediafire.com/?zzyimton1g1  (it is crucial you download this song if you like music)

In Zaire- Johnny Wakelin- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbYwBy7BbXE

Anonymous Face- Quix*O*Tic- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=970CL4BIMU4

Egyptian Reggae- Jonathan Richman- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg7WG6tCbrw  (this might actually be on my old mix, it is a great song)

Flashing Lights- Screaming Lord Sutch and His Heavy Friends- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkLwMm--hL4  (I think on this song his heavy friends include John Bonham and Jimmy Page)

Alright, well that is it.  Download that electronicat song, I'm tellin ya.

Oh, actually, another classic I discovered through this record- The Birthday Party- Release the Bats- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R8pECW3UHs (yes, that is a young Nick Cave.)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 09, 2011, 04:21:54 pm
Both.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 10, 2011, 09:21:46 pm
Because of another thread, I am rocking Queen all day today. The greatest lyric in history: "You call me sweet like I'm some kind of cheese".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 11, 2011, 12:36:04 am
Dudes making a balaphone rock out. Grey Matter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0Fc9lvRMy0)

Hey, I just cross posted this.  Ha!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 11, 2011, 02:04:01 am
dead girls dont cry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO8bwMTmyeg)-nekromantix
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 13, 2011, 04:22:22 am
Cass McCombs, I Cannot Lie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eDFU9XlHuI
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 13, 2011, 01:32:54 pm
I am apparently spending the morning on YouTube finding great Oingo Boingo songs I've never heard. Instead of getting any work done. Ash, this is all your fault.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 13, 2011, 07:35:30 pm
I'm happy for my part in it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 13, 2011, 07:57:06 pm
I hope you're also pleased that I bought another of their albums from Amazon and then spent half an hour unsuccessfully trying to download it to an mp3 player. The computer kept saying it had downloaded it to one and it hadn't, and then it wouldn't even recognize the other device. GRRR.

I guess this goes along with watching the videos of their concerts and bemoaning the fact that I didn't know who they were when I could have gone to their concerts. This is a doomed love, clearly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 13, 2011, 08:07:11 pm
That I'm not happy about. That thing about missing your chance with the concerts, though - I know about that. I left Boise in '96, which was just after Built to Spill recorded their first two albums. I could have seen them wherever for like nothing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 14, 2011, 02:06:02 pm
After two days of technical difficulties I finally have one new album of theirs on my mp3 player. I want another one, but I really need to get some work done this week.

In the meantime, Wombat's thwarted passion for Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo is currently focused on this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdz79z9hoNg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdz79z9hoNg)

Is it just me, or if you heard this without knowing who it was, you'd swear it was Barenaked Ladies?

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 14, 2011, 03:19:08 pm
Ash, I hate you. No, I mean, please send that! Yeah, you are right - the live is different but just as good, which is better than identically reproducing the recordings on stage.

I think he's right not to perform again, ears or not. It couldn't be the same. It's important to know when to quit. I am curious about whether his singing voice could have held up, but I kind of don't want to know, oh god, he was so beautiful and now he is so old, it makes me want to cry. Not so old as in "wow, he made it to so old" but so old at the "this is almost the last step on the slippery slope" stage which I am too close to. I am loving these videos and yet somehow they make me feel my mortality hanging over me.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 14, 2011, 04:57:24 pm
I'd like mp3 if I can get it to copy onto my damn player.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 14, 2011, 06:28:32 pm
Fuck that!  I say do it until you die.  I mean, that is if it's what you love doing.  God bless the Rolling Stones. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 14, 2011, 09:55:14 pm
I get the BNL thing, Wombles.

I say play shows until you don't feel like it. I'd much rather not see a show than pay and see someone who doesn't feel like being there (Frank Black, I am all kinds of looking at you).

In Elfman's case, the hearing damage . . . yeah, that sucks. I've worn plugs to shows for at least the last ten years. If you don't - and I don't throw this around much - you are stupid. You can't get that back.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 14, 2011, 10:22:23 pm
I get the BNL thing, Wombles.

Thank you! I suspect Ash is one of those BNL-haters and feels the comparison is sacrilege.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 15, 2011, 03:48:10 am
Thank you! I suspect Ash is one of those BNL-haters and feels the comparison is sacrilege.

He may not be, but I am.  Well I wouldn't say I hate them, but I certainly don't understand their appeal at all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 15, 2011, 03:49:38 am
The other day one of my friends was crowing on Facebook that they had just scored Bowling For Soup tickets.  I called them a poor man's BNL.  She was offended by the comparison.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 15, 2011, 12:27:34 pm
There is no point trying to explain the appeal of a band. It is a gut reaction. But, what I feel about them is, sometimes you want to listen to a group that is good at just normal songs. Not too headbanging, not too sweet, nothing exotic. Just songs, with a normal structure, somewhat interesting lyrics, and catchy tunes. There is nothing wrong with that.

Also sometimes they are funny, and I like the way they sing. But there you immediately get into matters of personal preference. There are people who are famous for being great singers who make me want to gouge out my own eardrums. There is no accounting for taste.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 15, 2011, 03:54:06 pm
I find BNL extremely clever, and the counterpoint between the two lead singers (yes, I guess one of them quit the band) works really well for me. They're talented musicians, as well. I kind of feel the same way about them as I do about Ben Folds. Still, different strokes. I mean, I hate CCR and lots of people like them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 15, 2011, 07:17:08 pm
AFAIC, BNL is barely a step above hootie and the blowgiraffe or matchbox 20.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 15, 2011, 07:52:32 pm
Okay so I am listening to Barenaked Ladies because I always want to give them a benefit of the doubt.  Maybe I was just in the wrong headspace of heard the wrong song.  I have a selection of BNL songs from various soundtrack albums and mixdisc, but I also, to my surprise, have a BNL album.  Huh, how did that get in there?  It's BNL Are Me.  Is that one of their good ones?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on June 15, 2011, 08:32:11 pm
AFAIC, BNL is barely a step above hootie and the blowgiraffe or matchbox 20.
I confused them with the Wallflowers more than once.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 15, 2011, 08:46:58 pm
AFAIC, BNL is barely a step above hootie and the blowgiraffe or matchbox 20.

I confused them with the Wallflowers more than once.

i read a magazine article referring all those bands as "dad rock".  i dont understand what he meant...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on June 15, 2011, 09:00:35 pm
I THINK "dad rock" means... like... contemporary rock that is attempting to sound like mediocre classic rock to the point where if your Baby Boomer dad heard it, he'd be okay with it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 15, 2011, 09:32:12 pm
urban dictionary says:

"The term 'dad rock' refers to older music listened to by men who try, without success, to introduce this music to their children and other younger people.

Music can only be counted as 'dad rock' if it is music that has failed to remain popular with younger generations, e.g. Dire Straits, The Yardbirds etc., whereas bands of the same era such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones would not count as their music transcends the generation gap and is still popular with younger people

While 'dad rock' can be quite personal to each dad, examples of artists include: Dire Straits, The Yardbirds, Cream, King Crimson, Yes"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 15, 2011, 09:51:47 pm
I normally think of Dad Rock as like the easy-listening version of classic rock. Like Kansas and Chicago and Boston and other place-name bands.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 15, 2011, 10:09:08 pm
Boston is easy listening?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 16, 2011, 01:20:24 am
no, it's the easy-listening version of classic rock.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on June 16, 2011, 02:23:35 am
Hmmm.  Boston was like Arena Rock + Hi Tech Guitar Engineering.  Scholz got a lot of mileage out of the tone he invented.  His tunes weren't especially innovative, but I think he was a good and inventive arranger.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 16, 2011, 03:01:28 am
I'm not saying that they are bad. Just that they are really easy to listen to... inoffensive. They are like that dang Journey song that every kid my age loves and plays at every party and sings along to.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on June 16, 2011, 06:47:52 am
I like BNL and Dire Straits.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go find someone to tell about this hilarious email I read on my internet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 16, 2011, 12:13:52 pm
I'm not saying that they are bad. Just that they are really easy to listen to... inoffensive.

On the one hand I get this, on the other hand I want to say "Why is it better for something to be hard to listen to and offensive?"

(Not about Boston, I can never really remember who they are. But in general.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 16, 2011, 01:15:31 pm
some people like abrasive tunes [[shrug]]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 16, 2011, 03:04:40 pm
Somewhere in here was a reference to Fat Bottom Girls being Southern Rock. Doing All Right (http://youtu.be/ymRz9BAZOcY) sounds a bit like the Allman Brothers in parts.

All classic rock has moved into the easy listening category at this point. As Dan says, it's all inoffensive. It's driven Muzak out of business for the music of choice on the elevator and at the supermarket. So it goes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on June 16, 2011, 05:23:41 pm
It's driven Muzak out of business for the music of choice on the elevator and at the supermarket. So it goes.
Progress
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 16, 2011, 06:15:55 pm
Quote
On the one hand I get this, on the other hand I want to say "Why is it better for something to be hard to listen to and offensive?"

(Not about Boston, I can never really remember who they are. But in general.)

I don't understand how many different ways I need to say this before you guys understand what I am saying. I don't care that it is inoffensive. I like plenty of pleasing, easy-to-listen-to music. I am just saying that it is easy to listen to.

Another issue comes in when easy to listen to becomes "bland pap" but I guess you guys are all getting towards retirement home age anyways. (I love you, kidding, kidding)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on June 16, 2011, 06:19:39 pm
Seems like music could be "easy" to listen to in two different ways.  First because it's bland, inoffensive or unchallenging.  Second because it's very familiar. 

Most classic rock would fall into the second category these days, although there's certainly plenty that falls into both.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 17, 2011, 09:37:37 pm
Seems like music could be "easy" to listen to in two different ways.  First because it's bland, inoffensive or unchallenging.  Second because it's very familiar. 

Most classic rock would fall into the second category these days, although there's certainly plenty that falls into both.

I think that speaks to a point I was trying to make earlier.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 18, 2011, 07:34:06 am
At a certain point I thought I liked Eminem a lot. That ended pretty fast, but this little part (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOUdG4M5eKM#t=2m36s) of this song freaks me out.
shoobadiiiooobap, and christopher reeves! What a weird rhythm. I wish he would do more of this weirdo stuff instead of like... fucked up homophobic/misogynistic stuff, "I'm deep and clever, listen to me" stuff, etc.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 18, 2011, 11:05:57 am
new black lips is fuck*ng sick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3_P8brLKFQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ndyV9lsBfQ&feature=related - best song ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2R12zQSbfk&feature=related

seeing them this week whoo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 18, 2011, 06:05:26 pm
Dang, that is good.  I'm still kicking myself that I missed them when they played in my neighborhood about a month ago.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on June 18, 2011, 09:04:36 pm
I was just listening to my old friend Gloria May singing in Ojibwe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVvBSIYry7s&feature=share).  It's a beautiful song, and I sang this with her every night for a month on stage (in a group) almost a decade ago.  Gloria calls herself a "cyclops beauty" because only one of her eyes works.  It's a pretty weird world when a lady you know lives most of her life really traditionally, in a teepee and the whole deal, is on YouTube singing her heart out.  Then again, I know she had a satellite disk hooked up to her teepee, so I guess she's always been a bit post-modern in her take on traditional living.  She writes these weird, rambling posts on Facebook that I really enjoy too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 18, 2011, 10:23:38 pm
I was just listening to my old friend Gloria May singing in Ojibwe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVvBSIYry7s&feature=share).

That melody, it's so familiar.  It reminds me of a certain pop song, but I can't put my finger on it.  Hold on, it'll come to me.

Is it Seagull (http://youtu.be/uWwGV0sdOr0)?  Hmm... No
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 19, 2011, 04:53:45 pm
new black lips is fuck*ng sick

seeing them this week whoo

Saw them last night, fuck*ng great. New album is so good. So good. Opening band sucked though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 19, 2011, 08:19:51 pm
At least their name is coolishly offensive?

Also, I'm seeing them tonight- I wonder how many bands you and I have seen a day apart- probably a lot.  Did they play the drop I hold?  I am gonna be yelling for that song so hard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 20, 2011, 03:46:43 am
Yeah, it's too bad the name couldn't belong to a better band.

I'm always optimistic if I see Denver in a tour schedule, but you guys definitely get more shows. Cass McCombs is playing there later this summer, but nothing scheduled here yet.

I've only listened to that album like twice (hadn't heard it before you uploaded it) and I'm terrible with song names, and I was more than a little fucked up last night, so I really couldn't tell you. Just listened to it and they may have, but not sure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 20, 2011, 03:47:18 am
I saw a shit-ton of local bands this time home: Decliners (again), Minty Rosa, The Food, Muddy River Nightmare Band, and Don't (again). All of them were excellent, and I think I'm going to try to have The Food play at my birthday party. On the other hand, there was a band that was just like all those Irish punk bands that don't sound like the Pogues, and another one that was like . . . . I don't know, one of those bands that is supposed to me so intense that they are scary? They both sucked.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 20, 2011, 07:57:28 am
For some reason all of the "Irish" stuff just drives me up the wall.

I may talk a harsh game on here, but the whole "we're a band who does a really repetitive "Irish" rhythm and integrates shitty electric guitar in with traditional instruments, and sings about getting wasted and everything has that really forced emotional feeling" thing just drives me nuts more than anything else except maybe lady gaga blaring in my ear at work.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 20, 2011, 03:39:34 pm
Yeah, the irish fakey protest bullshit that's all singing about getting drunk? Yeah, the Pogues, and then we don't need the rest of you idiots. You aren't in the IRA, you went to Boston College and you're an asshole.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 20, 2011, 04:11:42 pm
Which bands exactly are we talking about?  I'm not sure I've heard any of them (thankfully).  But I must say, if those bands suck, is it because they are playing Irish music or because they would suck no matter what they were playing?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on June 20, 2011, 04:52:56 pm
I was very confused the first time I heard the actual music of the Pogues after years of hearing people talk about them. I didn't quite understand how they're different from the Irish groups that I heard in my long ago folkie days, as far as actual music as opposed to, like, the company they kept or the attitude they liked to project. But I figured that mentioning this would spoil the Pogues for other people, so I kept quiet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on June 20, 2011, 05:06:59 pm
Which bands exactly are we talking about? 

Flogging Molly?  Carbon Leaf?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 20, 2011, 05:17:19 pm
The first band that comes to mind for me is Dropkick Murphys. It occurs to me that I've sort of over-indulged in the "your favorite band sucks" here, so I apologize for that. That band really annoys me for some reason, though - and there are others, but I'll leave it there. (They do seem like they are actually good people, though.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on June 20, 2011, 05:32:40 pm
all of these bands.

there is a similar thread with bands like Uncle Tupelo (http://Uncle Tupelo). Let's take this folk/country music we like, and then put pop-punk guitar over it! We'll sing songs only about really stereotypical topics of that genre!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 20, 2011, 07:36:05 pm
Which bands exactly are we talking about?  I'm not sure I've heard any of them (thankfully).  But I must say, if those bands suck, is it because they are playing Irish music or because they would suck no matter what they were playing?

dropkick murphys
flogging molly
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 20, 2011, 08:23:01 pm
there is a similar thread with bands like Uncle Tupelo (http://Uncle Tupelo). Let's take this folk/country music we like, and then put pop-punk guitar over it! We'll sing songs only about really stereotypical topics of that genre!

I'm assuming Uncle Tupelo are the Pogues of that genre.

I was very confused the first time I heard the actual music of the Pogues after years of hearing people talk about them. I didn't quite understand how they're different from the Irish groups that I heard in my long ago folkie days, as far as actual music as opposed to, like, the company they kept or the attitude they liked to project. But I figured that mentioning this would spoil the Pogues for other people, so I kept quiet.

That was my reaction as well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on June 20, 2011, 08:34:48 pm
I'm assuming Uncle Tupelo are the Pogues of that genre.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on June 20, 2011, 09:24:14 pm
I agree re: Dropkick Murphys and how The Pogues are better than everyone else who ever tried to do a thing. But Flogging Molly aren't that bad, are they?

Murphys used to be okay in small doses, but they are definitely harder to take in the era of Patriots/Red Sox/Bruins.

Pretty sure they're good people (http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/discography/releases/farrarsingle.html), though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 20, 2011, 10:04:11 pm
the best things about the dropkick murphys, AFAIC:

-their name is badass
-they did a cover of "who is who" by the adolescents(here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1twTK1KtNcw)) that is at least not terrible, if it isnt full-on good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 21, 2011, 07:17:04 am
The best thing about dropkick murphys is that they do good things - volunteering for the cause, taking care of the downtrodden, etc. The worst thing is that when they aren't helping out, they're making music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 22, 2011, 04:10:43 am
Buddy Holly covers album, streamed (http://soundcloud.com/concordmusicgroup/sets/buddy-holly-rave-on/s-F4N7i). No, no - don't shy away. There's some good shit there.

Sadly, I went to look up "It's So Easy" on the wiki to see who all had covered it, and the default result is the GnR song, not the Buddy Holly song. For that you have to go to the disambiguation page. Do not like.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on June 22, 2011, 04:22:53 am
I listened to Lou Reed's Peggy Sue the other day and thought it was terrible. I stopped there. I'll give the rest of it a shot.

Buddy Holly was one of my first musical obsessions as a young boy, so basically you don't fuck with Buddy Holly.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 22, 2011, 05:11:49 am
I listened to Lou Reed's Peggy Sue the other day and thought it was terrible. I stopped there.

This is what it looks like when I do that. Sorry, Lou.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 23, 2011, 05:42:39 am
I'm listening to this (http://youtu.be/wRdfpdww76Y).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 23, 2011, 11:45:52 am
I haven't started it yet, but soon I will be listening to this podcast on Split Enz (http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/documentaries/enzology/), and I am pretty well excited about it I can tell you.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 23, 2011, 03:56:41 pm
I saw the Split Enz back around 1980 or so.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 24, 2011, 07:19:03 am
I saw the Split Enz back around 1980 or so.
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 24, 2011, 08:00:20 am
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Is it better or worse for you that I wasn't really that into them and don't remember much about the show. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 25, 2011, 02:50:19 am
Is it better or worse for you that I wasn't really that into them and don't remember much about the show. 

It's about as good as my other friend who saw the Clash around London Calling/Sandanista! because someone he was in school with wanted to go, and he just stood in the back against the wall thinking "these fuckers aren't Kraftwerk at all".

In other words, I can't measure it, but I can't even be happy for you.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 25, 2011, 04:18:52 am
In other words, I can't measure it, but I can't even be happy for you.

Go with pity then.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 25, 2011, 04:29:29 am
Go with pity then.

I hope you've come to your sense since.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 25, 2011, 04:33:21 am
I hope you've come to your sense since.
Well no, not really.  I only know that one song that was a big hit back in the day.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 25, 2011, 04:36:05 am
Well no, not really.  I only know that one song that was a big hit back in the day.

Presumably I Got You (http://youtu.be/xv6oOxn1axw) (video features a 12-year-old Neil Finn).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on June 25, 2011, 04:40:41 am
But hey, thanks for giving me my next blog post (Here's "I See Red" (http://youtu.be/vKj4upY1VYI), another fantastic video).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on June 25, 2011, 05:26:48 am
Thank you.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 16, 2011, 01:19:00 am
timorous me(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjYhY8eXy-0)-ted leo and the pharmacists

the breakdowns where they play the irish wake bits are my favorite parts
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 17, 2011, 06:32:16 pm
Big Star.

Yes.

new black lips is fuck*ng sick

Been listening to this all morning. Now that it's noon It's time to move on...

I listened to Lou Reed's Peggy Sue the other day and thought it was terrible. I stopped there. I'll give the rest of it a shot.

Buddy Holly was one of my first musical obsessions as a young boy, so basically you don't fuck with Buddy Holly.

to Buddy Holly. But the real thing. Skipped through some tracks of the tribute at a record store the other day and it just made me sad and angry. I think there are couple that kind of worked but I just can't stand it. I also hate covers of Built to Spill songs.

So I first saw Built to Spill 16 years ago this summer, and I had just turned 16 the month before, so that's pretty significant, right? Also, the exact date is on a Friday, so I'm thinking I need to do something. Like maybe smoke a bunch of weed and listen to Ultimate Alternative Wavers. Alone, to make it really like High School.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on July 18, 2011, 12:50:41 am
Quote from: miles
I also hate covers of Built to Spill songs.

I... discovered Built to Spill through Ben Folds' cover of "Twin Falls".

/Eeyore voice "I guess I'm laaaaaaaaaame"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on July 18, 2011, 01:48:36 pm
Heavy rotation:  Army Navy, Wye Oak, The Joy Formidable, Foster the People, fun.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 19, 2011, 12:25:13 am
I... discovered Built to Spill through Ben Folds' cover of "Twin Falls".

/Eeyore voice "I guess I'm laaaaaaaaaame"

Covers are fine, I'd just rather hear Doug do it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 19, 2011, 03:13:49 am
Marshal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e71N7EhaGA)l Tucker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3kPMJR428c&feature=related) Band. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KESK7_GFI4k&feature=related)

Hell yeah, love that Marshall Tucker jam.  Southern rock at it's finest.  I been down around Houston Texas where the sun shines most of the time (http://youtu.be/Li-7vCagtxw).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 19, 2011, 03:27:33 am
I been down around Houston Texas where the sun shines most of the time (http://youtu.be/Li-7vCagtxw)

Oh wait this one (http://youtu.be/X0L5LD7GZxc) is even better.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 23, 2011, 06:32:56 pm
I have a version of this song by Bonnie Prince Billy.  It's a pretty cool song.

This was in reference to The Calvary Cross. Do you happen to have a live recording, or is it the one from his album with Tortoise, The Brave and the Bold? I love really like Tortoise, and I really love Will Oldham, but this album didn't really do it for me. It's one of the better songs from the album I think, but I was thinking that a Bonnie Prince Billy sans Tortoise cover might kick fuck*ng ass.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on July 24, 2011, 02:03:23 am
Yeah, it's the BPB/Tortoise version.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on July 26, 2011, 06:17:52 am
There's something about this chorus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCyGvGEtOwc&feature=player_detailpage#t=157s) that fuck*ng kills me.

Dumb video though. Plus that mean girl is way too old to be in high school.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on July 29, 2011, 02:49:48 am
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 03, 2011, 07:37:28 pm
I also hate covers of Built to Spill songs.


Did you ever hear that CD of new wave versions of BtS songs done by . . . I dunno, maybe the bassist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Electronic_Anthology_Project) (went back and checked wiki - turns out I remembered rightly)? I've only listened to it a couple times.

(If you're interested, I can hook you up.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on August 04, 2011, 12:39:46 am
Yes, I have that. Not much of anything Doug Martsch related manages to get by me. I think it's pretty fun.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 04, 2011, 07:44:34 am
A'ight. I caught that at the Built to Spill/Halo Benders show.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 05, 2011, 09:13:22 pm
bound for the floor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oM8QXdp8wU)-local h

this worm from my teenage years has been in my ear for a few days now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 05, 2011, 10:03:17 pm
I saw Local H back in oh 92, 93 maybe.  They opened for STP and they were terrible.  Wikipedia says they are known for their great shows.  They must have been going through a rough patch when I saw them. 

I do remember that they didn't have a bass player and it appears that's their modus operandi despite the fact there is clearly a bass on that song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 05, 2011, 10:40:52 pm
I saw Local H back in oh 92, 93 maybe.  They opened for STP and they were terrible.  Wikipedia says they are known for their great shows.  They must have been going through a rough patch when I saw them. 

I do remember that they didn't have a bass player and it appears that's their modus operandi despite the fact there is clearly a bass on that song.

i read somewhere that the singer/guitarist also played bass in the studio.  i dont know how they would accomplish that effect live with just a two-piece and no bass, unless he down tunes his shit hardcore like jack white.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 05, 2011, 10:42:30 pm
i dont know how they would accomplish that effect live with just a two-piece

I think they just said fuck it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 07, 2011, 08:14:10 pm
i read somewhere that the singer/guitarist also played bass in the studio.  i dont know how they would accomplish that effect live with just a two-piece and no bass, unless he down tunes his shit hardcore like jack white.

I thought he had extra bass pick-ups on his guitar. I've never seen that live, so I don't know if that's actually effective.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 19, 2011, 11:39:09 pm
sweet disposition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C8e7nNLZNs)-temper trap

i cant decide if i like it or not.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 20, 2011, 03:36:54 am
temper trap

Is that name a play on The Tender Trap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tender_Trap_%28film%29)?  If so, I don't know, it's just... Uhh... sMets, what am I trying to say here?

I'll tell you what, that band sure has finely tuned their U2 chops for that particular song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 20, 2011, 03:39:51 am
Or Time Trap (http://youtu.be/l2nRdIrM2Oo)?

Did I ever mention how cool it is to have a really good friend who has close ties to this band but doesn't like them? Because it's not cool at all.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 20, 2011, 06:38:03 am
Time Trap (http://youtu.be/l2nRdIrM2Oo)

I really dig that song, it cooks.  It came to me via a mix disc that Bozack sent many years ago.  But everything else I've heard from them has left me cold.  This is probably Youtube's fault.  Can you make a recommendation on some good gateway BtS songs?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 20, 2011, 08:21:32 am
I love Broken Chairs. That might be my favorite.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 20, 2011, 04:39:34 pm
I love Broken Chairs. That might be my favorite.

Fuck yeah, that rocks.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 21, 2011, 08:31:23 pm
sweet disposition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C8e7nNLZNs)-temper trap

i cant decide if i like it or not.

You do. You do like it. This is a good song.
I wish the rest of the album was as good, though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on August 23, 2011, 05:46:25 am
Got the new Tom Waits on amazon. It kicks ass.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on August 23, 2011, 08:31:02 am
I'll be wanting the physical artifact of the new Tom Waits release.

Because I am desperately old.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 23, 2011, 11:37:19 am
Because I am desperately old.

youre only as old as you act.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on August 23, 2011, 12:00:25 pm
He is desperately old.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on August 23, 2011, 12:03:01 pm
I'll be wanting the physical artifact of the new Tom Waits release.

Because I am desperately old.

This is just one song and is $0.99. I doubt it will get a physical release.

When his new album is released, I will buy the vinyl and the CD. Because I'm old and desperately obsessive.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 23, 2011, 04:04:46 pm
I've been listening to London Town by Wings.  I know it's not cool to love Cheezy Paul McCartney, but it's just who I am.  Girlfriend (http://youtu.be/zmHTIhYdTH8) is hard wired into my brain.  It's brain tape from small times as Roast Beef might say.  I don't know if it's the melody or the lyrics or the harmony or what.  Girlfriend, I'm gonna tell your boyfriend, yeah, tell him exactly what you're doing.

I never really got into punk rock when I was a kid.  I listened to the Ramones when they first came out and thought they were interesting, but pretty limited.  And I was totally thrilled by the stories I was reading about the Sex Pistols in Rolling Stone and Creem magazine, but when it came to their actual music, to me it was unsustainable garbage.  And I understand that Punk was supposed to be a wake up call for rock and roll that had become overblown and self indulgent.  And to a certain limited extent I agree with that.

But if I had to choose between Punk Rock and With a Little Luck (http://youtu.be/ne5bKbW4rxg), well you know where I stand on that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on August 24, 2011, 04:55:34 am
I've been listening to London Town by Wings.

Morse Moose And The Grey Goose is awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 24, 2011, 05:47:32 am
Morse Moose And The Grey Goose is awesome.

Thank you, I feel validated.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 24, 2011, 03:17:21 pm
I am listening to Perrey and Kingsley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrey_and_Kingsley). Things like this (http://youtu.be/-y73Qe0aSgg) and this (http://youtu.be/ZoeA2eVpuVo).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on August 24, 2011, 08:08:32 pm
Color me disappointed that it wasn't this Girlfriend  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEeutWolKMw)song you were confessing as a guilty pleasure. Although this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrzvOEcizRo) wouldn't have surprised me.

Girlfriend (http://youtu.be/zmHTIhYdTH8) is hard wired into my brain.  It's brain tape from small times as Roast Beef might say.  I don't know if it's the melody or the lyrics or the harmony or what.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on August 25, 2011, 01:24:39 am
Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" is the Girlfriend I would've assumed too.

It's just such a bitchin' video.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 25, 2011, 01:56:29 am
I'm sure y'all are joking about those other lesser girlfriend songs, but I have to say, Paul McCartney is no guilty pleasure.  In my opinion he's the greatest songwriter of the 20th century.  I'll take McCartney's Girlfriend over those others any ol' day.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 25, 2011, 02:06:07 am
I'm sure y'all are joking about those other lesser girlfriend songs, but I have to say, Paul McCartney is no guilty pleasure.  In my opinion he's the greatest songwriter of the 20th century.  I'll take McCartney's Girlfriend over those others any ol' day.

There's a probably anecdotal story about an interviewer asking Sir Paul what it was like to be Rock's greatest songwriter (or some other inane question like that) and he supposedly said "ask Neil Finn". I'm down with Paul, though. He's a'ight.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on August 25, 2011, 02:19:25 am
Yeah but Matthew Sweet's video had Japanese animation back when it was still kind of a freaky alien thing instead of just something you get into because you're in denial that you're a furry.

Which is fuckin' awesome.

There's no doubt that Macca's actual SONG is better.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 25, 2011, 07:49:41 am
What is with you people?  I was totally ready to go to the mat for McCartney.  Ha ha...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on August 25, 2011, 07:59:31 am
I don't really like him beyond the Beatles era other than Band on the Run, that song is cool. But like, what, are we going to argue about his compositional style?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 25, 2011, 07:23:41 pm
You take that back.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 26, 2011, 03:35:24 am
I don't really like him beyond the Beatles era other than Band on the Run, that song is cool. But like, what, are we going to argue about his compositional style?

Did everyone see the White House deal where Dave Grohl played that song (http://youtu.be/X_uyuuJVlw4)? So sweet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 26, 2011, 04:03:26 am
Did everyone see the White House deal where Dave Grohl played that song (http://youtu.be/X_uyuuJVlw4)? So sweet.

fuck yes!  i saw that and it was VERY sweet.

i practically had a crush on dave grohl when i was in my late teens and early 20s. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 26, 2011, 04:37:02 am
I have it on the DVR. I like McCartney but jesus they picked some fucked songs to cover. We Can Work It Out (http://youtu.be/uznnHd5thXE) and Blackbird (http://youtu.be/4LV2s2oX24M) were good, though. I think the Stevie White House thing was better.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 26, 2011, 06:32:05 am
My favorite part of that was Jack White's Mother Natures Son/That Would be Something.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 26, 2011, 06:49:54 pm
Today I am streaming Richard Cheese's new release (http://vibedeck.com//richardcheese).

Also, I liked the Jack White deal, but . . . well, it doesn't surprise me that he would choose that song to play at all, but I wish he had played something he could have cut loose on. I guess I should be content - I've seen him live like six times or something, and he's ripped it up plenty. Maybe I'm just greedy. I did really like Grohl shredding at the White House and talking about when he was growing up in DC and being in shitty little clubs. That was fun.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on August 26, 2011, 07:26:33 pm
All I want to listen to is this song over and over and over. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ykpwr8K3M4)
Every once in a while I throw in this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBgewcFh-cg) for good measure.

The moment when the beat comes in after all of that sax solo just makes me want to die. You need some real bass capabilities to get the full effect, my computer speakers don't cut it.

I really need someone who knows from music theory to teach me about how rhythm works. I can't tell a quarter note from an eighth note, I can't tell when something is in 3/4, and don't even ask me about polyrhythms. I can imitate the rhythm of a song and strum it on my guitar, but that is as far as it goes. When I try to write it down, I end up thinking everything is the same. Especially if it is syncopated at all.


No one is responding to my craigslist postings where I basically say "I want to start Creedence Krautrock Revival." Damn. Just be in a band where we jam weirdly on Creedence songs. You can't tell me you don't want to just endlessly play this rhythm riff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ6mDNCgW48).
Where the "krautrock" element is my dumb-ass bad at guitar version. I just want to play one riff over and over again and then play a stupid noisy solo over it.


So I guess what I'm saying is, I have transitioned from "songs should be 2:00 long" to "songs should be 15:00 long, but just repeat one or two 10 second riffs for the whole duration."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 26, 2011, 07:46:56 pm
Today I am streaming Richard Cheese's new release (http://vibedeck.com//richardcheese).

richard cheese is hella funny and rad.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 26, 2011, 11:32:04 pm
richard cheese is hella funny and rad.

We saw him in Vegas new year's eve a few years ago. It was awesome. Then we saw him in Portland, and it was pretty good. He can be pretty rude live, in a fun way.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 27, 2011, 01:36:14 am
We saw him in Vegas new year's eve a few years ago. It was awesome. Then we saw him in Portland, and it was pretty good. He can be pretty rude live, in a fun way.

thats why i dig him.  he is legitimately talented AND he helps me indulge the part of my sense of humor thats still in middle school.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on August 27, 2011, 02:53:39 am
I can't tell when something is in 3/4

If you feel like waltzing when you hear it then it is in 3/4. That is the extent of my musical knowledge.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 27, 2011, 03:06:42 am
So I guess what I'm saying is, I have transitioned from "songs should be 2:00 long" to "songs should be 15:00 long, but just repeat one or two 10 second riffs for the whole duration."

When you transition to songs should be whatever length makes the most sense for that particular song we'll have something to talk about.

Thanks for the Creedence and the Fela Kuti.  That was a hell of a jam.

I can't tell when something is in 3/4

In a time signature the top number is the number of beats per measure and the second number tells the length of the beat.  a 4 represents a quarter note.  So your standard 4/4 time is four beats per measure and a quarter note is one beat. This is the most common time signature, and probably 99.9 percent of rock and roll.  I can't even think off the top of my head of a rock song in 3/4 time.  I'll get back to you.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on August 27, 2011, 03:27:29 am

In a time signature the top number is the number of beats per measure and the second number tells the length of the beat.  a 4 represents a quarter note.  So your standard 4/4 time is four beats per measure and a quarter note is one beat. This is the most common time signature, and probably 99.9 percent of rock and roll.  I can't even think off the top of my head of a rock song in 3/4 time.  I'll get back to you.

I thought Baby's In Black (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby%27s_in_Black) was in 3/4, but it turns out it only comes close, if Wikipedia is to be believed. That only matters if you count it as a rock song in the first place.

Then I googled "3/4 rock songs" and came across this list (http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?action=showall&boardid=41&threadid=29343#msg51), some of which are actually 3/4 rock songs! Also, one of the entries is by Nice Pete.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 27, 2011, 04:28:46 am
Manic Depression is a terrific example.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on August 27, 2011, 07:42:49 am
yes, these are good examples. I guess I didn't explain my question well. I understand what it means when someone says "this song is in 3/4." I could maybe figure out how to write something in 3/4 or 5/4 or whatever. What I can't do is hear a song and realize that it is in a particular time signature. Unless it does the ooom-pah-pah 3/4 thing. It probably boils down to ear-training. Right now I can convince myself that anything is a quarter note.

I think this is like Modes, where I want it to be a lot more complicated than it is. "wait, so a mode is all the same notes as a major scale, in the same order? So how is it any different!? You can play the same chords and melodies with both!" The issue is emphasis. You could write a 3/4 song out in 4/4 and the phrases would just end weird places in the measure, right?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 27, 2011, 04:31:03 pm
I don't think so, but I'm sure you know a lot more about the mechanics of music than I do. It might be just a thing that a person "gets", though - because it is really obvious to me that Manic Depression is in 3/4 time. It sounds like a waltz. You could waltz to it (and that should happen in a movie or at least in a YouTube video).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on August 27, 2011, 05:48:47 pm
You could write a 3/4 song out in 4/4 and the phrases would just end weird places in the measure, right?

I don't think it's that simple, but I can't express why exactly because I know very little about music theory. But maybe listening to the demo version of Like A Rolling Stone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqpBejLqO74), which is in 3/4 time, will help.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on August 27, 2011, 07:12:06 pm
See, I knew Manic Depression was 3/4, and when I took guitar lessons years (almost decades now, yikes) ago we went over how to identify it. Manic Depression was the example my instructor used. But looking at that list you linked to earlier, I'm either terrible at picking 3/4 songs out or don't care enough to bother. Probably a bit of both. I love that demo of Like a Rolling Stone, but never picked up on the time signature until just now.

It's hard to describe just writing it out, unless of course one can explain and understand music theory, but my instructor just played Manic Depression and had me count 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 etc., and in my brain it clicked. It sounded right. If I tried the standard signature and counted 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4... it didn't click, sounded way off. And the point was you should be able to pick any song and do the same thing to figure it out. Or maybe I am completely wrong.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 27, 2011, 08:36:32 pm
my instructor just played Manic Depression and had me count 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 etc., and in my brain it clicked.

That's how it worked for me, but I didn't know most of the songs on the list.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on August 27, 2011, 09:44:57 pm
I have listened to Rain Dogs scores of times, and never made the connection between 3/4 and Diamonds & Gold (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwhxjP63ysk). He even does that count I mentioned earlier in the beginning. Maybe this helps?

That's how it worked for me, but I didn't know most of the songs on the list.

Every time I hear Manic Depression, I'll do the count thing in my head. Every single time. Still a great song though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 27, 2011, 10:49:12 pm
Not only is it in 3/4 time, but it's a series of 7 measure couplets rather than the standard 4 or 8.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 28, 2011, 01:23:31 am
the most creative users of time signature changes in my collection are The Mars Volta (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOx38GLyYRY), The Dillinger Escape Plan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsznscrk0o4), and Mr. Bungle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8XYWZMHqpU)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 28, 2011, 04:03:08 am
This Broken Social Scene song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uev2J_cBHjQ) (which is my #1 all-time track on last.fm) is called "7/4" for a reason.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on August 28, 2011, 06:08:11 am
Then there's this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YPaPSyU-Vc

Also partially 7/4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLZBhlTXHuo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 28, 2011, 08:34:55 am
The intro to A Farewell to Kings alternates between 7/4 and 4/4 before settling into 4/4 for the body of the song.

And in Manic Depression those 3/4 measures are strung together in couplets of 7.  It could be written as 7/4.

The main body of I Want You (She's So Heavy) is a really weird time signature and the second half is 5/4.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 28, 2011, 02:39:05 pm
Then there's Primus' "Eleven," (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asAa1_N_rso) which I have a hard time seriously calling 11/4 time.  More like 3/4 with two extra beats stuck in every three bars.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 28, 2011, 08:44:33 pm
I think I remember that some Tool songs have weird time signatures, but I haven't listened to them in a long time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on August 28, 2011, 09:55:13 pm
Toads of the Short Forest. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFSlTudo4J8)

Jump to two minutes in if you don't want to listen to the whole thing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on August 29, 2011, 03:24:19 am
yeah, when I try to count along to songs to figure out what time signature they are in, my ADD brain starts paying attention to a weird drum fill or something and i get confused.

I participated in some psych experiments in college, and what I took away from them was that I have an unbelievably small working memory.

I love this song in 5/4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yEgcb167k4) a whole lot. The wimpy vocals are a thing I have less tolerance for these days, but those drums! All of the false climaxes before the real climax!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on August 29, 2011, 03:38:09 am
Toads of the Short Forest. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFSlTudo4J8)

I bought this album when I was about 14 based entirely on the name and cover art.  This was probably not long after seeing Zappa kick ass on SNL.  I am the Slime from the video... And I had almost certainly heard don't eat the yellow snow by this point.  Loved it.

So I put the record on with great anticipation and... what the fuck is this bullshit?  
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on August 29, 2011, 11:01:21 pm
I love this song in 5/4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yEgcb167k4) a whole lot. The wimpy vocals are a thing I have less tolerance for these days, but those drums! All of the false climaxes before the real climax!

I love this song so much. But I think it's 4/4? I believe Breadcrumb Trail (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29MBGwzEhMc) is 7/4, and Nosferatu Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoU9ymXf5ls) is 5/4. I'm having trouble with Good Morning, Captain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoH5MPIgM7c). I want to say 4/4 but I feel like I'm missing something.

It's entirely possible I'm wrong on all counts.

Edit: I did that unintentionally.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on August 30, 2011, 12:15:56 am
Still earns you a can.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on August 30, 2011, 03:27:24 am
I bought this album when I was about 14 based entirely on the name and cover art.  This was probably not long after seeing Zappa kick ass on SNL.  I am the Slime from the video... And I had almost certainly heard don't eat the yellow snow by this point.  Loved it.

So I put the record on with great anticipation and... what the fuck is this bullshit?  

Yeah, that's still a pretty inaccessable album to me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on August 30, 2011, 06:28:28 am
ok, so, the start of this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ9r6Zb3GgU) is in 3/4? Or is it 4/4 with a weird rest at the end? The more I listen, the more I think it's the second.

The chorus part is definitely in 4/4 with a weird pause.

(the rest of this album was super boring, if I remember correctly.)

I swear I read somewhere that that Slint song was 5/4, but now the entry on wikipedia is gone. Hmm. Well, anyway, cool song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on September 01, 2011, 03:41:12 am
OK guys, help me figure out who I am thinking of. I heard this great interview on NPR with a guy who was buddies with The Eagles and Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt back in the day in LA. He talked about living in the apartment above Jackson Browne and wanting to murder him for playing the same songs over and over. He had written several songs I recognized from my dad's record collection, and he just released a new CD of him playing his own versions of all of these songs he wrote that other bands made famous. He had one big hit in the early 70s, it was something about empty love or jealous love.

Anyway, it was pretty and I wanted to pass it on to my dad.

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcJDI7a_1lk) is, on the one hand, so good. On the other hand, it has so many stylistic things that I hate. Hmm.

Lately I am realizing that my musical tastes are a lot more similar to my dad's than I realize. I definitely get my love for countryish vocal harmonies from him.

Please punch me if I start talking about how great James Taylor is.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 01, 2011, 03:54:18 am
OK guys, help me figure out who I am thinking of.

JD Souther?

Quote
Lately I am realizing that my musical tastes are a lot more similar to my dad's than I realize. I definitely get my love for countryish vocal harmonies from him.

Please punch me if I start talking about how great James Taylor is.

Me too. Both on having similar tastes and the country vocal harmonies things.

But I can't stand James Taylor or the Eagles for some reason.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on September 01, 2011, 03:55:47 am
Yes! Awesome.

Man, the more I look into this, the Eagles songs that I find strangely appealing are all Jackson Browne songs. Cool.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 01, 2011, 03:56:10 am
Yeah, JD Souther. Here's the interview: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/30/140060852/j-d-souther-a-natural-history-of-songwriting

Pretty rad, thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 01, 2011, 04:04:08 am
Man, the more I look into this, the Eagles songs that I find strangely appealing are all Jackson Browne songs. Cool.

Exactly.

There are two songs by the Eagles not written by someone else that I love: Desperado and Tequila Sunrise.

I can't find the video, but this version of Desperado from In America fuck*ng kills me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwAnqkX0wtE

Also this of course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7CKDnKWhJU
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on September 01, 2011, 04:04:53 am
Best thing about the Eagles for me is Joe Walsh.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on September 01, 2011, 04:09:57 am
JD Sou... Oh, you've already been told.

The only thing I don't like about the Eagles is how overplayed they are.  It's over 30 years since they've put out an album and they are still out there flogging that dead hoss.

But I really like their music.  On this, me and the Dude disagree.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on September 01, 2011, 04:23:02 am
yeah, I am open to the possibility that my hatred for this kind of music is based on my dad playing these albums loudly in our house every weekend as far back as I can remember. And telling me, this is GREAT music, this is what good music sounds like. Sure, you like that Ramones, but listen to THIS.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on September 01, 2011, 04:35:18 am
yeah, I am open to the possibility that my hatred for this kind of music is based on my dad playing these albums loudly in our house every weekend as far back as I can remember. And telling me, this is GREAT music, this is what good music sounds like. Sure, you like that Ramones, but listen to THIS.

Well, in his defense, he might be a little bit defensive.  The Eagles and Ramones were contemporaries and the Ramones were part of that movement that was all about being a wake up call to a bloated rock and roll scene.  I guess The Eagles were probably one of the biggest targets of that rhetoric.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on September 01, 2011, 04:43:54 am
That was not really an accurate portrayal of my dad. I just used the Ramones as an example, I don't know if he ever said that exact thing. But he teases me about listening to things he has never heard of.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on September 03, 2011, 01:36:04 pm
My dad and Inev's dad probably like a lot of the same stuff. Except the Eagles, I guess.

Ghost - Here Comes the Sun (http://youtu.be/r8oFlXnnwKI)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: lprkn on September 05, 2011, 02:38:41 am
Wardruna - Hagall (http://youtu.be/bn1ct1xomoY)

Droney, pagany. I like it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 05, 2011, 05:36:03 am
Right this second, Sly and the Fuckin' Family Stone.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 07, 2011, 12:07:25 am
me and mia(live studio acoustic) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWutgbqLel8)-ted leo

"do you beleive in something beautiful?  get up and be it."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on September 07, 2011, 01:37:24 am
The upcoming Girls album is streaming here: http://hypem.com/artist/GIRLS

I like it quite a bit. I love the last track. There's this awesome organ bit near the end.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 16, 2011, 05:40:38 am
syke! life is awesome! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Dypaw46fA)-bomb the music industry

[linky fix]
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on September 26, 2011, 07:41:48 pm
Please punch me if I start talking about how great James Taylor is.

Belatedly: I will do this for you.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on September 26, 2011, 07:43:38 pm
Oingo Boingo Dark at the End of the Tunnel. How did I not already have this album? And why couldn't Danny Elfman stay 35 years old forever? I guess it's because he sold his soul to the devil for the ability to write magically catchy tunes instead of for eternal youth.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on September 26, 2011, 07:48:25 pm
Right this second, Sly and the Fuckin' Family Stone.

Sly is now living in a van (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/the_rise_and_fall_of_sly_stone_qijyKoYzmAqer1PA0YogSJ).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on September 26, 2011, 09:16:35 pm
So much Dead Kennedy's.  It's been a while since I tried to listen to them.  I didn't get it before but man, those surf/spaghetti elements.  Man.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on September 26, 2011, 10:12:45 pm
Ryan Adams has a new album (http://www.npr.org/2011/09/25/140640429/first-listen-ryan-adams-ashes-and-fire) (streaming at NPR).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on September 27, 2011, 06:43:54 am
I guess everything I post on here is kind of the same, but lately I am digging Mikal Cronin's new album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwPg9bOkFsY). I really like the opening track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR9I9GLuCLM&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL9B5AF6180B83AA69) and a few others.

Ty Segall took Thee Oh Sees and added a lot more hooks and less weird jamming. Mikal Cronin is like Ty with... kind of generic indie-ish singing and melodies. I like it, but later on in the album it gets boring.

Lately all of my friends are starting bands. Trying to find people to play with me. Posted a Craiglist Ad (CREEDENCE KRAUTROCK REVIVAL) that got a lot of good responses, but having the confidence to actually meet up with these people and play is rough. Also, finding someplace where we can play.

I meant for the gimmicky title to get people's attention and kind of say "hey we like a variety of music and want to just kind of screw around and see what happens." Instead, I am getting responses from people who want to start a band where we play Creedence covers in the style of Can.

One of my roommates was a business student, and he really wants to start a business. He is talking a lot about how we need to start a record label, and is treating this like a real project that we should work on. I think it is difficult to start a record label unless there are bands that we know/good bands in the city in general. There are plenty of bands I enjoy seeing, but honestly, not any that I would press on a record and put my seal of approval on.
Maybe we need to be like Gandhi says, and be the band we want to see in the world.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on September 27, 2011, 01:09:31 pm
  I didn't get it before but man, those surf/spaghetti elements. 

I have no idea what this means, and I am not going to go listen to them, because the reality can only be a disappointment.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on September 27, 2011, 06:30:43 pm
Maybe we need to be like Gandhi says, and be the band we want to see in the world.

You are pretty awesome for this. Can.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 30, 2011, 03:49:40 pm
live mr bungle cover cover of "superstition" by stevie wonder that magically turns into a cover of "rapture" by blondie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHopHCLMejM&NR=1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on October 01, 2011, 05:37:27 am
Eno - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Bzm36N-Fk).

So good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 03, 2011, 02:48:10 pm
live mr bungle cover cover of "superstition" by stevie wonder that magically turns into a cover of "rapture" by blondie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHopHCLMejM&NR=1)

There are a fuckload of crazy covers in there by Mr. Bungle. If I was cooler, I'd be Mike Patton and cover shit left and right. That guy is a stone freak, but I think he is doing music the right way.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on October 04, 2011, 03:35:00 am
Got the new Neon Indian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Q_JwOqko4) album on repeat a bit lately.

I wanted to link 'Arcade Blues' up there, but they don't have it on youtube.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 04, 2011, 05:09:54 am
Been hearing good things about them Doc.  I like that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on October 04, 2011, 05:18:22 am
If you like that track I'd comfortably recommend it. I went through a phase of listening to a lot of chip-tunes earlier this year but found them for the most part too rough and 8bit-ish, this rubs the same itch but in a more mellow way.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 04, 2011, 05:26:12 am
I saw Neon Indian at this thing that I frequently want to mention, if only because it was the height of any hipster cred I can claim--- free secret show in Brooklyn that I got on the guest list for. Neon Indian, Designer Drugs, Almighty Defenders (the only performers I actually cared about seeing), some other band I can't even remember. Open bar, that was the important thing. And me and my friend convinced these drunk girls we were in a band.

I think Neon Indian is the kind of thing that is not good live, because it's just a guy on a stage tweaking knobs.


A girl I know is in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek55T19hxmQ)! The coolest record promoter is clearly the one who openly tells you she hates being a record promoter, and quits to go to Anthropology grad school. Too bad she is in a video for his new, boring album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 04, 2011, 01:00:28 pm
I think Neon Indian is the kind of thing that is not good live, because it's just a guy on a stage tweaking knobs.

I felt the same way about the hip hop acts at this festival I was at a couple of weekends ago.  None of the hip hop dudes had bands, just a dj so It was just a couple of dudes prowling the stage barking into a mic.  I want to see people playing instruments.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 15, 2011, 03:53:41 pm
beef balogna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO5KoBHto80)-fear
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on October 17, 2011, 01:31:57 am
So I just heard Radiohead for the first time, on Colbert. This is something I have somehow managed to avoid, and apparently just as well. From the evidence of this one song, they are the worst kind of These Kids Today Pretending It's The Sixties band, which is the type that is trying to sound like the late Beatles. Been there, done that, didn't like it that much the first time around.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on October 17, 2011, 01:53:28 am
OMG they were doing a whole HOUR of this show with Radiohead. I tried to listen to their second song for the sake of cultural education but it was unbearable.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 17, 2011, 02:15:57 am
This is a thing that is really interesting to me. Sometimes people describe bands in ways that make no sense to me. It is definitely something about what I pay attention to. I would describe radiohead as mostly annoying "noise" guitar with dumb whining over it. But you hear the Beatles. Maybe this new stuff is so different.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on October 17, 2011, 02:54:55 am
The second song definitely started out with annoying guitar and then vocals so annoying that they made me leap for the remote control, so perhaps that one was more Traditional Radiohead.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 17, 2011, 03:06:58 am
holy crap, I totally hear it.
I am always blown away by this. I don't know if I ever would have thought Radiohead sounded at all like the Beatles if someone hadn't said this to me.

The one example of this that I will never understand is people who say Nirvana "just sounds like the pixies." Friends of mine who are not otherwise idiots say this constantly. What are the defining elements of the Pixies' sound?
To me:
1. weird rhythms
2. weird surf lead
3. acoustic rhythm guitar
4. singing in Spanish
5. lady backing vocals
6. the loud/quiet/loud thing

Of those 6, only one of them has anything to do with Nirvana. And it is a thing that tons of other bands do.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 17, 2011, 03:14:19 am
I'm with you on the whining, but never thought of Radiohead as a noise guitar band.

Not sure if I get the Beatles thing either though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on October 17, 2011, 03:16:40 am
6. the loud/quiet/loud thing

Of those 6, only one of them has anything to do with Nirvana. And it is a thing that tons of other bands do.

it's the one of the six that they made revelatory, if i can get away with saying that. and i'm funk as druck so i hope i can. loud/quiet/loud existed before nirvana but it wasn't a thing, kurt made it a thing, and a million bands followed
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 17, 2011, 03:34:21 am
I think the Nirvana/Pixies thing partly comes from Smells Like Teen Spirit kinda sounding like U-Mass, which I've heard a lot before from lots of people but would have to be coincidental. I think Kurt also admitted that songs like Debaser were a huge influence on Nevermind and, though I might be making this up, that he wanted Albini to produce (sorry, engineer) In Utero because of his work on Surfer Rosa. You're right that the two bands are mostly different but where they are similar, it's pretty striking. And again, I think Kurt encouraged the comparison.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 17, 2011, 03:39:49 am
it's the one of the six that they made revelatory, if i can get away with saying that. and i'm funk as druck so i hope i can. loud/quiet/loud existed before nirvana but it wasn't a thing, kurt made it a thing, and a million bands followed

I think Inev is saying that loud/quiet/loud is the only thing that Nirvana had in common with the Pixies. There's probably little doubt that Nirvana is the band that made it a thing, but why would that mean that they sound just like the Pixies.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 17, 2011, 03:41:58 am
ah, I don't see any similarity most of the time.

Except: Smells Like Teen Spirit is pretty similar to Debaser. Definitely.

The song by another band that reminds me the most of Pixies is this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-qcy0-7ngw).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 17, 2011, 04:23:37 am
The song by another band that reminds me the most of Pixies is this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-qcy0-7ngw).

That's an interesting take on things.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 17, 2011, 04:28:17 am
Yeah, I kinda hear it. When I first clicked the link and heard the song in my head, I thought you were fuck*ng crazy. But listening to it a lot of the guitar is similar. And of course the Spanish singing and they also mention Andalusia.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 17, 2011, 05:55:54 am
I've always thought that Radiohead had a strong affinity towards the Beatles.  They have a couple of songs that I think are directly influenced by the Beatles.  Karma Police is similar both sonically and thematically to Sexy Sadie.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 17, 2011, 06:51:38 am
Ok, I've watched the whole program.  Wow, that was awesome.  So good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on October 17, 2011, 12:30:28 pm
When I was falling asleep I had "Across the Universe" stuck in my head, and I hadn't listened to any music since I turned off that program.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 17, 2011, 05:11:00 pm
Thanks Wombat for bringing that program to my attention.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on October 18, 2011, 04:38:32 am
New Tom Waits. Word.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 19, 2011, 01:10:42 am
rockin canucks!

dirty town (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX5WUT6xE00)-mother mother
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 19, 2011, 02:01:40 am
dirty town (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX5WUT6xE00)-mother mother

Quite good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 22, 2011, 06:12:33 am
A friend of mine, a young guy, maybe 20 years old posted a pic on Facebook earlier this evening of his latest vinyl purchase of A Night at the Opera.  This has kinda sent me into a Queen listening binge that has yet to end.

Oh my god how could I have forgotten how awesome is The Prophet's Song (http://youtu.be/4xmsXqgHHEI)!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 22, 2011, 06:58:14 am
Fuckin' A Queen.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on October 22, 2011, 03:53:08 pm
Fuckin' A Queen.

The importance of punctuation. Did you mean "Fuckin' A, Queen!" Or does this post belong in the "Today I'm Gonna" thread?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 22, 2011, 04:33:09 pm
It was probably "Fuckin' A! Queen!"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on October 22, 2011, 11:50:52 pm
Zombie Walk playlist: Oingo Boingo "Grey Matter" and "Dead Man's Party," and... I'm stuck there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 23, 2011, 12:50:42 am
The importance of punctuation. Did you mean "Fuckin' A, Queen!" Or does this post belong in the "Today I'm Gonna" thread?

Or dirtiest dudes, but as usual Paul has it. I was a little punchy last night. Night shift is killing me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on October 23, 2011, 02:03:43 am
Zombie Walk playlist: Oingo Boingo "Grey Matter" and "Dead Man's Party," and... I'm stuck there.

Thriller. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 23, 2011, 05:26:51 am
She's Not There (http://youtu.be/f5IRI4oHKNU)?

I'm very sorry.
Title: The Speciality Orchestra
Post by: pmcd9 on October 23, 2011, 07:54:51 am
This (http://thespecialityorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/the-speciality-e-p) is an ep that I have been listening to incessantly since it came out last year.  It's from a friend of mine from England, a fantastic photographer who I know via Flickr. 

I'm absolutely in love with these four songs.  I'd like to get your opinion because I might be losing perspective.  I mean, is it really good for amateur musicians/university students or is it, as I am starting to believe, Nick Drake good.

It's very good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 23, 2011, 09:18:37 am
Kind of haunting, so far.

Edit: That was solid. Thanks for that, Paul - I am forwarding it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 23, 2011, 09:36:27 am
I could listen to and watch this (http://youtu.be/CT_fFwV-xIk) all day.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on October 23, 2011, 12:02:11 pm
Thriller. 

Someone was trying to get people together beforehand to practice dancing to this, but couldn't pull it off. Zombies have no self discipline.
Title: Re: The Speciality Orchestra
Post by: side_show on October 23, 2011, 12:25:29 pm
This (http://thespecialityorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/the-speciality-e-p) is an ep that I have been listening to incessantly since it came out last year.  It's from a friend of mine from England, a fantastic photographer who I know via Flickr.  

I'm absolutely in love with these four songs.  I'd like to get your opinion because I might be losing perspective.  I mean, is it really good for amateur musicians/university students or is it, as I am starting to believe, Nick Drake good.

It's very good.

Pretty good.  The vocalist really reminds me of Joni Mitchell a lot, especially back on the Clouds album on Mitchell's song Both Sides Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg).

The thing listening to simple guitar-based folk music makes me think of is this set of lyrics from Fuel, by Ani Difranco:

Quote
People used to make records
As in a record of an event
The event of people playing music in a room
Now everything is cross-marketing
Its about sunglasses and shoes
Or guns and drugs
You choose

Somewhat cynical, I know, but  it hits the nail on the head for me in this case.  When you can actually hear a musician's fingers sliding on the strings from chord to chord, there's an intimacy there, a feeling of being almost present in the room.  That sort of immediacy and authenticity is what draws me to folk music for sure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 23, 2011, 12:37:54 pm
I'm listening to this quirky little cover (http://youtu.be/xyJMufGx7fo) by Cake. I was poking around in Black Sabbath playlists and found it, while discovering about 600 versions of all of Sabbath's early songs. They sure worked the kinks out of those songs live.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 23, 2011, 12:40:41 pm
I'm listening to this quirky little cover (http://youtu.be/xyJMufGx7fo) by Cake.

They played that one live.  It being Cake, it was a sing along.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 23, 2011, 01:11:44 pm
When they played Portland it was at Edgefield and like $70. Couldn't do it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on October 23, 2011, 02:02:41 pm
I'm listening to this quirky little cover (http://youtu.be/xyJMufGx7fo) by Cake. I was poking around in Black Sabbath playlists and found it, while discovering about 600 versions of all of Sabbath's early songs. They sure worked the kinks out of those songs live.

I have this on Cake's B-Sides and Rarities album. I could tell from context that it was a cover but had no idea who did the original. So that's for solving that mystery for me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 24, 2011, 01:46:10 am
I have this on Cake's B-Sides and Rarities album. I could tell from context that it was a cover but had no idea who did the original. So that's for solving that mystery for me.

Huh, at 43 years old I can still be totally floored.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on October 24, 2011, 03:13:43 am
Someone was trying to get people together beforehand to practice dancing to this, but couldn't pull it off. Zombies have no self discipline.

I stumbled upon the huge zombie walk in Denver yesterday and there was about 100 people doing the thriller dance. They had definitely practiced many times. Best costume I saw was someone walking a three-legged dog with the leash tied to a bloody dog leg clenched in his teeth.

At karaoke later that night someone dressed as Simon Pegg from Sean of the Dead (complete with cricket bat) sang Fame but replaced "Fame" with "Brains." It worked surprisingly well. Other songs chosen: Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie, and Zombie by the Cranberries.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 24, 2011, 05:12:26 am
Hey, T. How ya doin'?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on October 24, 2011, 08:25:37 am
I'm just rockin' in the free world, what more can you expect
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on October 24, 2011, 08:37:10 am
Also I've been listening to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-zZkbcF4fA

A friend of mine said she likes it because the girl seems to be fetishizing (sp?) inanimate objects. Listening to it in that context I have to agree and it reminded me of this  documentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fF34Uqulmfs#t=186s).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 24, 2011, 09:14:58 am
Also I've been listening to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-zZkbcF4fA

A friend of mine said she likes it because the girl seems to be fetishizing (sp?) inanimate objects. Listening to it in that context I have to agree and
Wow!
it reminded me of this  documentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fF34Uqulmfs#t=186s).
What

Edit: Whenever I think I pretty much have some stuff figured out, I learn something that makes me feel like I am starting over again.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on October 24, 2011, 09:30:48 am
Am I a terrible person that I cannot help but psychoanalyse out the causes of this kind of thing?

I can't help it. I want to figure things out.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on October 24, 2011, 12:31:14 pm
Best costume I saw was someone walking a three-legged dog with the leash tied to a bloody dog leg clenched in his teeth.

Oh man, if I had thought of that, we probably would have adopted that three-legged pug I was fostering. Just as well, since that's a pretty terrible idea to have more dogs than you ought to.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 24, 2011, 02:19:51 pm
Also I've been listening to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-zZkbcF4fA

A friend of mine said she likes it because the girl seems to be fetishizing (sp?) inanimate objects. Listening to it in that context I have to agree and it reminded me of this  documentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fF34Uqulmfs#t=186s).

I'm gonna need some time to process this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 24, 2011, 02:42:57 pm
I knocked out that whole thing at work last night, and then told my wife about it this morning. That is some interesting stuff right there. I wish it had been longer and gone into more detail. There are some clips on YouTube from Tyra Banks' show, but I couldn't watch them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on October 24, 2011, 04:36:33 pm
Zombie Walk playlist: Oingo Boingo "Grey Matter" and "Dead Man's Party," and... I'm stuck there.

Living Dead Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvsMPOfblfg), of course.

And possibly Don't Fear the Reaper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLSf43SXEp4)?

Also, Re: Your Brains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQYjZc7gKXc) by Jonathan Coulton is a very appropriate tune with which you may not be familiar.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on October 25, 2011, 08:10:01 am
These guys (http://youtu.be/W1Tb3DT-mjA) might be appropriate.

They have the benefit of looking the part.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 25, 2011, 11:51:45 am
These guys (http://youtu.be/W1Tb3DT-mjA) might be appropriate.

They have the benefit of looking the part.

classic can
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jay-ell on October 25, 2011, 01:13:03 pm
Awww, I just discovered (via Facebook) that I missed the Raleigh Zombie Walk last weekend. Shucks.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 27, 2011, 03:16:45 am
I'm listening to In Rainbows for the first time in a year or more.  I don't remember it rocking so hard. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on October 27, 2011, 03:53:20 am
I made a huge playlist of David Bowie, Brian Eno, Captain Beefheart, The Clean, Desperate Bicycles, The Fall, Swell Maps, Les Rallizes Denudes, Roxy Music, Supreme Dicks, Wooden Shjips. I don't know what I think these bands have in common, but they fall into some category in my brain.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 27, 2011, 08:03:46 am
the new black keys single: lonely boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_426RiwST8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 27, 2011, 08:24:20 am
the new black keys single: lonely boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_426RiwST8)

I'm glad that song isn't a remake of this (http://youtu.be/iCOS2vOxuXE).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 31, 2011, 12:27:17 am
i cant decide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGitBIedvbY)-scissor sisters
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on October 31, 2011, 07:51:25 am
i cant decide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGitBIedvbY)-scissor sisters

Great song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on November 03, 2011, 03:43:12 am
I'm listening to In Rainbows for the first time in a year or more.  I don't remember it rocking so hard. 

I remember doing that with that album. In fact I didn't like it at first but after a year or so I tried it again and loved it.

New Tom Waits is very good. If you've liked his material over the last two decades I imagine there will be a lot to like about the new album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 06, 2011, 07:21:11 am
So I am looking through this thread to find something I posted at some point, and I found a place where DJ Kool Keith (Hernandez) said that "When I'm With You" sounds like Wavves with reverb instead of distortion.

This is the truth, because that song was written by Wavves. in case he hadn't heard that by now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 06, 2011, 03:46:22 pm
dont worry baby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y-0nWVdBH4)-beach boys

beach boys' harmonies were the everloving shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on November 06, 2011, 06:02:08 pm
Tonight I see Pixies for the first time. Surfer Blood is opening. I got one of SB's songs as a free daily download like a year or two ago. It didn't grab me but we'll see how they are live.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 06, 2011, 06:34:49 pm
Jeez, Surfer Blood have really rocketed up fast.

I like them, they are fun. I tried to review the album for the radio station but I got bored of it and gave it to someone else who really liked them. I am pretty sure they do a cover of Hey Sandy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJrCkB9zzEo), so that is pretty cool. But I guess you guys are not the right age to have watched that show?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 06, 2011, 06:55:12 pm
I really enjoyed the Pixies show I saw.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 07, 2011, 05:18:19 am
dont worry baby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y-0nWVdBH4)-beach boys

beach boys' harmonies were the everloving shit.

You are receiving a harmony can.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on November 07, 2011, 08:00:33 am
This reminds me that I need to finish that parody of "Beach Baby" about a breach baby someday.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 09, 2011, 02:02:52 am
The existence of Japanese noise rock makes so much sense.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC2vqPHUw7s)

Like: what is a prominent/international influentially movement in Japanese music?
Noise rock.

To sum this song up:

1. weird old electric organ sounds
2. "tribal" drumming and chanting
3. SURPRISE! SLUDGE METAL!

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 10, 2011, 04:30:51 pm
GHP (http://www.youtube.com/user/markv1967#p/u). Alas, "War Doggs and Iron Pigs" isn't on there - I don't think it's available anymore.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on November 10, 2011, 11:27:30 pm
Smile. The Beach Boys.

GOOD LORD!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 10, 2011, 11:30:27 pm
Did I hear a Good Lord?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on November 11, 2011, 04:16:52 am
Did I hear a Good Lord?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5083300168_beb813af01.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 12, 2011, 08:37:40 am
I listened to some old-school Heart today.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 12, 2011, 01:33:04 pm
I listened to some old-school Heart today.

Ann Wilson is a great singer.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 12, 2011, 09:19:34 pm
Maybe Cameron Crowe told her about you. Didn't you go to Ridgemont high?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on November 14, 2011, 02:22:08 am
The new Circuit des Yeux album. I particularly like this (http://vimeo.com/24781539) song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 15, 2011, 05:16:27 am
Lately I think a lot about the way I thought about music towards the end of high school. There was definitely a point where I thought, like, "OK, that's it."
I felt like I had hit a wall. I could never find things I wanted to listen to... I wanted more 80s indie music and 60s garage rock and classic punk and I didn't even know where to look. I basically decided there must be a lot more, but it was all mediocre. Obviously I had heard the greatest hits.

Nowadays there are so many weird tiny blogs that post full downloads of albums or tracks. Now the feeling is more that my lifetime cannot possibly be long enough just to hear all the awesome 60s garage rock out there, nevermind the old folk music, classic country, 80s and 90s indie bands, obscure punk bands with 1 single...

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZxBOH4HZLM), for example. I found this weird blog that posts psychedelia and psych-influenced indie rock, and it's like... dozens and dozens of albums I have never heard of. All of them easily available to download. I also got some japanese noise stuff, tons of tropicalia... yikes. So much music.

I have 32 days worth of unplayed music on my iTunes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on November 15, 2011, 05:26:00 am
I know they are the well known ones but os mutantes and Tom ze are incredible.  So is caetano veloso's first(?)(it has him with like a pink background)  also, the first album that is just called tropicalia and has everyone on it.


On iPhone sorry.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 15, 2011, 06:09:53 am
yeah, I had Os Mutantes and Caetano Veloso. Now I got some Ze and that compilation.

Caetano Veloso has a million albums and once I listened to all of them. I think I particularly liked Joia and A Little More Blue. (other than Tropicalia, the obvious one)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 15, 2011, 05:39:39 pm
I wish OWS people would bring back songs like this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfuvNVpxaCQ)


Or just, you know, Woody Guthrie.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on November 16, 2011, 04:07:19 am
I found this weird blog that posts psychedelia and psych-influenced indie rock

This sounds great. Do you mind sharing the link?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 16, 2011, 04:32:35 am
I downloaded almost everything from this blog (http://fm-shades.blogspot.com/). They have not updated since the day I did that, so maybe I downloaded so much that they got shut down for being illegal.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 20, 2011, 06:48:35 pm
I already have so much fuck*ng music I will never listen to, and I don't listen to as much music as I used to. I can't listen to music at work like I used to (because now I have to concentrate and shit) so I will never catch up.

Lately I have been listening to myself play Electric Funeral. This is the first song I can really play basically the whole thing. I really like the guy who is teaching me guitar, because he shows up and asks me what I've been doing, and I sheepishly start playing this song, and he shows me how I'm not quite playing it right, then he shows me the rest of it, and then he shows me the bass line (and has me play that as he cranks the guitar up to like 4 on the Marshall which is excessive and fun) and then he show my wife how to play the drums for it later. And he can do this for pretty much every song I listened to in high school.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 22, 2011, 07:33:14 am
Lately I have been listening to myself play Electric Funeral.

Now I am too.  Well, not you playing it, but you know, Sabbath.  I'd like to hear you play it.  Post a vid.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 22, 2011, 08:31:48 pm
I need a touch more practice yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 22, 2011, 10:33:35 pm
I used to play that song in this one band when we were kids.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 23, 2011, 02:32:07 am
ghost with a boner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxkYIMhH8-I)-Diarrhea Planet
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on November 23, 2011, 03:28:40 am
ghost with a boner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxkYIMhH8-I)-Diarrhea Planet

This is one of those cases where I don't care which is the band name and which is the song title.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 23, 2011, 06:33:17 am
I have seen Diarhhea planet. Why are they called that? They are kind of fun but mostly silly. Something like 5 guitars on stage.

There is a particular Thing in music that I am really into right now, and I cannot figure out how to explain it, or what it is exactly that is happening.

It definitely has to do with a transition from a verse with a really straight beat to a chorus with really wash-y chords. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA5bcZeGqwE)

Also present here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O5w5h2T87c). I know there is some fantastic 60s garage rock song that I am forgetting that has this going on. As well as, of course, every shoegaze band doing those washy chords for the entirety of every song.

I know this is not an opinion most people share, but Rubber Soul is probably my favorite Beatles album. Probably because I am a sucker for genre exercises (although the White Album has a lot of those too).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on November 23, 2011, 04:51:51 pm

I know this is not an opinion most people share, but Rubber Soul is probably my favorite Beatles album. Probably because I am a sucker for genre exercises (although the White Album has a lot of those too).

I used to be more of a White Album/Sgt. Pepper's type of guy, but in recent years Rubber Soul and Revolver have become my two favorite Beatles ablums.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on November 23, 2011, 05:00:21 pm
I know what you are describing.  Here's (http://youtu.be/PbgKEjNBHqM) another good example.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on November 23, 2011, 06:15:12 pm
YEAH!

It is totally an "opening up" of the musical space. Going from a tight beat and simple repetitive melody to a much looser beat (lots of cymbals and stuff) and a soaring melody. I always feel slightly like I am falling.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on November 26, 2011, 09:29:22 am
jeezes christ.  this thread has like 30 pages I haven't read.  fuck*ng achewood.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on November 26, 2011, 04:08:34 pm
jeezes christ.  this thread has like 30 pages I haven't read.  fuck*ng achewood.

I'm currently listening the the "Welcome Back, robot_god" theme.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on December 02, 2011, 03:09:51 am
I thought I should mention in case anyone was concerned about wombat's Bruce Springsteen addiction: I am cured. Now all I listen to is Oingo Boingo.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 02, 2011, 04:27:31 am
after several years of having a reference to one of their albums as my twitter handle, I am finally listening to the DB's DBs Stands For Decibels. I am a fan.

They are from North Carolina! This song is such a silly 60s thing but I like it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-ymzCeHy4s&feature=related)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on December 02, 2011, 12:42:04 pm
You know how I was saying what torture it is to know that I was alive to have seen them in concert but didn't know about them? Like, I even have to resist the impulse to torture myself further - I know that I took at least one trip to So.California in the 90s and I am trying not to look up the exact dates and see if they were playing concerts then...  But I realized that this has a bright side. A new Bruce Springsteen album is coming out soon and you know what - when a group is dead, you don't have to go through that thing where you are waiting with trepidation to see if their next album is the one where they finally aren't good anymore.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 02, 2011, 03:04:29 pm
Bon Iver is this year's Arcade Fire. Discuss.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 02, 2011, 05:22:48 pm
I don't know for Bon Iver but when I think Arcade Fire I think "inconsistent but occasionally great and huge fuck*ng assholes".

Is this what Bon Iver are?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 02, 2011, 05:41:53 pm
I am referring more to Arcade Fire's surprise Grammy win last year, and lots of people having no damn idea who they are (http://whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com/).

This year, Bon Iver is up for Record and song of the year, and best new artisit (never mind that this is his/their second album). If he wins either of the first two, even more people will be all "Bon who? Bon Jovi? What?"

It is a hella pretty song though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWcyIpul8OE
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 02, 2011, 07:01:40 pm
You know how I was saying what torture it is to know that I was alive to have seen them in concert but didn't know about them? Like, I even have to resist the impulse to torture myself further - I know that I took at least one trip to So.California in the 90s and I am trying not to look up the exact dates and see if they were playing concerts then...  But I realized that this has a bright side. A new Bruce Springsteen album is coming out soon and you know what - when a group is dead, you don't have to go through that thing where you are waiting with trepidation to see if their next album is the one where they finally aren't good anymore.

Did I mention I went to Boise State University fall '93 to spring '96? That would be just after Built to Spill (a band I did not know existed until long after I graduated) formed . . . in Boise Idaho . . . and during the time that they released Ultimate Alternative Wavers and There's Nothing Wrong With Love. I probably missed a hundred shows by them, when they were playing for $5 a head, and I probably would have had Doug Martsch over to watch football games or some shit.

/not bitter
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on December 02, 2011, 07:36:10 pm
Hell, you play guitar right?  Maybe you could be touring with them now...
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 02, 2011, 09:14:55 pm
Hell, you play guitar right?  Maybe you could be touring with them now...

They already have twice as many guitarists as all the other instruments combined.

Edit: I either didn't parse that right or I am just stupid. Anyway, thanks again. Stop picking on me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on December 03, 2011, 02:20:21 am
You know what is the best thing about Oingo Boingo? Nearly every one of their songs is wickedly earwormy, but in a perfectly pleasant way. So they can be used to cure other earworms. I am sure this will be particularly useful in the Christmas music season.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 03, 2011, 02:31:20 am
Plus they're just fun to say.

Oingo Boingo!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 03, 2011, 02:34:08 pm
holy SHIT.

so my friend Zak moved to Laramie, WY to be with his girlfriend who is in grad school there. He is a really talented finger-picking guitar player and singer, and has been recording this album. In high school/college he was in a band with his cousin that was really good. Definitely has a thing where he self-sabotages to avoid criticism (ie, "oh, whatever, I don't care, they're just demos"). He is one of those people who... you might imagine, being my friend, that he is some kind of hipster. But he is not. He is 100% all-american Weirdo. I am sad that he moved away and I wish I had gotten to know him better. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of classic blues, folk, and country music. A major soft spot for really flashy country from the 70s and 80s. Also a surprising love for 70s and 80s punk music. His radio show was the best ever. You always learned something new.

He also recorded stuff when he was THIRTEEN that has recently been played on WFMU, the coolest radio station on earth. He is one talented guy.

Anyway, here is his album. (http://zakm.bandcamp.com/) My first impression is that this is a lot sweeter than any of his other stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on December 03, 2011, 03:29:55 pm
I have not heard a single band referenced in this article, but it's still the funniest concert review ever.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/dont-fall-for-the-siren-rap-song-of-mac-miller-theres-better-music-out-there/2011/12/02/gIQAu9BXMO_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/dont-fall-for-the-siren-rap-song-of-mac-miller-theres-better-music-out-there/2011/12/02/gIQAu9BXMO_story.html)


Fixed link, maybe?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 03, 2011, 04:14:28 pm
j'know what? I know this makes me lose all cred I have ever had, but I don't understand why I am supposed to hate Counting Crows so much.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 03, 2011, 04:32:02 pm
so my friend Zak moved to Laramie, WY

Fugazi recently launched an online show archive (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series). Sadly, one of the two shows I went to wasn't recorded, and the other one isn't yet available.

Anyway, turns out that they played Laramie twice (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series?filter%5Byear%5D=&filter%5Bcity%5D=&filter%5Bsong%5D=&filter%5Bstate%5D=WY&filter%5Bcountry%5D=&filter%5Bvenue%5D=&keyword=Search+Shows#fls_search_results), and the second time was at a place called Cowboy Bar. Fugazi not only played in all 50 states but also made attempts to play in cities that most bands won't even drive through so it shouldn't be surprising, except for the fact that they played at a place called Cowboy Bar in Laramie.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 03, 2011, 04:45:16 pm
Fugazi recently launched an online show archive (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series). Sadly, one of the two shows I went to wasn't recorded, and the other one isn't yet available.

Yeah, I'm really anxious to get the show I saw in Lancaster, but it's not available yet.
I also saw them at the amphitheater by the Washington Monument once. Didn't check to see if that's up yet.

Update: apparently that show wasn't even recorded. Booooooooooo!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 03, 2011, 05:25:23 pm
Update: apparently that show wasn't even recorded. Booooooooooo!

Tell me about it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 03, 2011, 05:59:10 pm
They played in Anchorage (unrecorded) while I was living in Boise. I had no idea that this even happened. They played in Boise twice, both recorded but not available (once three months before I got there, the other time while I was living there).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 03, 2011, 11:33:21 pm
Quote from: theinevitable
but I don't understand why I am supposed to hate Counting Crows so much.

I mean, I don't like 'em but they're hardly the worst thing out there.

I'd say they're lame and bland but not in any kind of offensive way, they're just kinda... there, inconsequentially crappy in a sea of far worse things.

Kinda like Padme in the Star Wars prequels. She's not exciting or well-defined or interesting or anything but when you put her up against whiny-ass Baby Darth Vader or Jar-Jar Binks, you're like "ah, her character is not helping matters but she isn't the one actively aggressively insulting my intelligence, she's kind of just normal bad."

The Counting Crows are kinda like that, they're just normal bad.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on December 04, 2011, 12:10:52 am
adam duritz has a great voice, the problem with the band is the mediocre sound and writing. haters gonna hate
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on December 04, 2011, 03:05:48 am
I liked the earlier Counting Crows stuff.  I always had the thought, really, on a street cred type level, if I wanted to dedicate myself to such a sort of sound, that the more hip thing to do would be to get into Van Morrison.  The thing is, I don't really like Van Morrison on enough of a level to put any energy into it.  "Long December" came out when I was in a dark depression after breaking up with my first love, and I had that song on repeat at the time.  Their first two albums were good comfort for depression actually.  After those two, I lost track of them, and then there was that awful song from the Shrek soundtrack that got some airplay and another song I can't recall that also got lots of attention.  I just remember thinking the lead singer must have gotten a scrip for some good antidepressants because the songs were peppy and shitty in equal parts, and that killed it for me.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 04, 2011, 06:49:47 am
hm.

I trace my love for lo-fi shitty recordings to a "hidden" track on one of their albums. I heard the tossed off lo-fi semi-live version and then the real recorded version and decided that one was good and one was bad and that was IT as far as my taste in rock music goes.

I do not see the connection to Van Morrison. Could you expand on that?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 04, 2011, 08:36:25 am
They had a song called Round Here that I liked a whole lot.  Otherwise I kinda found them mopey and depressing.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on December 04, 2011, 08:48:38 am
round here was probably their mopiest and depressingest song
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 04, 2011, 10:05:37 am
round here was probably their mopiest and depressingest song

For sure.  But that one worked.

I do not see the connection to Van Morrison. Could you expand on that?

Possibly because Morrison and Duritz have somewhat similar sounding voices and also Duritz sings sha la la la la on Mr Jones just like Morrison does on Brown Eyed girl. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on December 04, 2011, 02:31:57 pm
j'know what? I know this makes me lose all cred I have ever had, but I don't understand why I am supposed to hate Counting Crows so much.

But isn't the great thing about that article that any one of us could replace all the band names in its with other band names to make it make sense? The sentiments are so universal. In fact, if we did it, no doubt someone else would respond "I don't understand why I am supposed to hate X so much."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 04, 2011, 03:38:49 pm
Bruce Springsteen?

I know I'm supposed to hate Van Morrison because he's an insufferable dick, but I still really like him.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on December 04, 2011, 05:51:10 pm
Bruce Springsteen?

I know I'm supposed to hate Van Morrison because he's an insufferable dick, but I still really like him.

Van Morrison is really one of the best examples out there of the man and the music being completely mismatched temperamentally.

And to tie it all together, if you Google "Van Morrison insufferable dick" the top hit is something called "Counting Crows: Musical Poetry or Insufferable Garbage?"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 04, 2011, 07:31:04 pm
More troubling to me, I'm supposed to hate Elvis Costello because he's a racist (http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20073464,00.html).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on December 04, 2011, 08:42:50 pm
Are we really still supposed to be hating him for a drunken bar brawl in 1979?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 04, 2011, 10:56:56 pm
My dad doesn't like Neil Young as much ever since he yelled at my dad/the rest of the audience to stop rhythmically clapping during a song.

Does it make me a jerk that I can't imagine any Neil Young song sounding good with rhythmic clapping? I might be on Neil's side on this one.

"when I wrote this song, nobody was clapping."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 04, 2011, 11:54:36 pm
Neil Young is definitely one of those rock and roll types who, while I love his music, I am pretty sure he would be an asshole to know in person.

Which is fine with me, actually. I buy his CDs not time with him drinkin' a beer, you know?

And he's honest about it, too, he's not trying to pretend he's a really nice guy because he believes that'll sell more product.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 05, 2011, 12:53:56 am
"I don't understand why I am supposed to hate X so much."

What do you have against John Doe?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 05, 2011, 01:05:03 am
Neil Young is definitely one of those rock and roll types who, while I love his music, I am pretty sure he would be an asshole to know in person.


I'm the exact opposite. I'm pretty sure Stephen Stills is a jackass, though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on December 05, 2011, 02:01:06 am
Does it make me a jerk that I can't imagine any Neil Young song sounding good with rhythmic clapping? I might be on Neil's side on this one.
As a onetime percussionist, I learned that untrained persons can't keep time, especially crowds.  They inevitably speed up, which can be irritating to the musicians.

To wit:
How every percussionist feels when a mass of people try to clap a rhythm together (http://imgur.com/YzxAp)
(http://i.imgur.com/YzxAp.png)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 05, 2011, 09:16:15 am
My dad doesn't like Neil Young as much ever since he yelled at my dad/the rest of the audience to stop rhythmically clapping during a song.

At first I thought you were referring to his Massey Hall recording, which is amazing by the way, but it turns out that I had misremembered.  He was actually scolding a photographer for clicking his shutter out of time.

Hmm... I can't quite remember, but I feel I have a recording of him stopping the song and telling the audience to not clap along.

Neil Young is definitely one of those rock and roll types who, while I love his music, I am pretty sure he would be an asshole to know in person.

I have a totally different opinion.  I feel he must be a really great person to know because he's so loyal both professionally and personally.  Hell, he's had the same guitar tech for almost 40 years. He's even loyal to his instruments. 

No, I don't believe Neil Young is an asshole.


Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on December 05, 2011, 09:54:18 am
Neil Young probably is not an asshole.  David Crosby would probably be a really fun asshole.

I dislike clapping at shows and think that bands that encourage that are kind of lame.  I have posted this here before, but one time I saw Jonathan Richman with like 10 people max.  Even there, a dude who has been playing since the early 70s at least- playing for ten people in Oklahoma, asked a woman not to take photographs and explained that it is much nicer to live in the moment instead of trying to document things for later.  It made me love him all the more.

I think we should hate Elvis Costello from 1979-present, but that is only cause of his work during that time.  Give Me My Aim is True or This Years Model or Give Me Another Band.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 05, 2011, 11:06:12 am
I dislike forced sing alongs and clap alongs.  If the band has to ask you to clap along or sing along then they aren't doing their job as performers.  Now when an audience spontaneously starts to clap or sing along it's a totally different story.  That can be magical.

This (http://youtu.be/lDckgX3oU_w) is the greatest example of that sort of thing I know of.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 05, 2011, 11:41:24 am
Oh, Young might well be a nice guy to people he actually knows, this is entirely possible.

I guess I really just meant that he's probably not much of one for patience with general people.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 05, 2011, 08:49:00 pm
Oh, Young might well be a nice guy to people he actually knows, this is entirely possible.

I guess I really just meant that he's probably not much of one for patience with general people.

I don't even know what that is supposed to mean.  Are you saying he's a nice guy and teats his family, friends, and professional associates well, but doesn't suffer fools gladly?  That's hardly my definition of an asshole, but whatever.  If it makes you feel better to believe that Neil Young is a dick then rock on with your bad self.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 05, 2011, 10:46:17 pm
I always thought that this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wmpNkfVJ1U) was pretty nice for a little singalong thing, but I know lots (and lots and lots) of people think that Pearl Jam sucks and that Ed Ved is more of a dick than even Neil Young (possible, perhaps probable, but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in that case).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 05, 2011, 11:06:14 pm
I always thought that this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wmpNkfVJ1U) was pretty nice for a little singalong thing, but I know lots (and lots and lots) of people think that Pearl Jam sucks and that Ed Ved is more of a dick than even Neil Young (possible, perhaps probable, but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in that case).

That was very nice.  Great reworking of that song too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 05, 2011, 11:22:53 pm
See, unlike everywhere else, I sort of LIKE the idea of my rock heroes being kinda assholey.

Under what other logic could I both Robert Fripp and Axl Rose a whole lot? They are basically polar opposites inside the idea of being a rock and roll person except that they seem like heroically awesomely kind of assholes about some things.

Okay, rock and roll and baseball. These are the two things where I want my heroes to kinda be dicks.

My team of all teams was the 1986 Mets, for God's sake, and the only guys who weren't high on speedballs were Gary Carter and Mookie Wilson and... Mook and the Kid were merely extraordinarily drunk.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 06, 2011, 12:03:30 am
Okay fine, you like your musicians to be dicks.  So what.  You haven't offered any kind of evidence that Neil Young is a dick.  All we've been given, is that one time he told the audience to behave, which isn't really a dick move in my opinion.  Maybe he's an asshole, I don't know.  I do know that he is loyal and others are loyal to him.  That doesn't necessarily prove he's not an asshole, but it does suggest otherwise.

What are we even talking about here?  Neither one of us know or will ever know what he is like in his personal life.  Are there youtube clips out there of Neil Young acting in a dickish manner?  Did Steven Stills write a biography telling what a prick he was to work with?  What?

I just really don't know what you are basing your opinion on.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 06, 2011, 01:17:49 am
Neil Young may want people to shut up (especially if they are out of rhythm) at his shows, but seriously. Farm Aid, the Bridge School Concerts, etc, etc . . . I get what you are saying, but he is about the kindest most generous asshole there is out there. Cut Mr. Young a break.

Like musicians who are dicks if you want, though - you won't ever run out of 'em.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 06, 2011, 01:51:33 am
I'm just tying to picture in my mind Larry Cragg (http://vintageinstrumentrental.com/) saying to himself "fuck my life if I have to spend one more day with that fuck*ng douchebag Neil Young.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 06, 2011, 02:42:45 am
Edit: oops, didn't notice that there was another page. In response to:

I always thought that this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wmpNkfVJ1U) was pretty nice for a little singalong thing, but I know lots (and lots and lots) of people think that Pearl Jam sucks and that Ed Ved is more of a dick than even Neil Young (possible, perhaps probable, but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in that case).

Eddie Vedder might be a dick, but I thought everyone at least liked Ten.

Also, I can't imagine Neil Young being different than anyone else as far as strangers go. I mean, it's almost like in order to avoid being a dick, someone who has achieved some kind of celebrity status has to slobber all over any person's dong. I treat most people I see with indifference.

Then again, I'm kind of a dick.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 06, 2011, 03:06:25 am
The Fluxblog 2011 Survey (http://www.fluxblog.org/2011/12/fluxblog-2011-survey-mix) is in!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 06, 2011, 03:59:49 am
The Fluxblog 2011 Survey (http://www.fluxblog.org/2011/12/fluxblog-2011-survey-mix) is in!

You're so fuck*ng awesome, Paul. Thanks for tha linx!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 06, 2011, 04:00:46 am
Just starting to look at the artists and so psyched.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on December 06, 2011, 10:14:16 pm
The Fluxblog 2011 Survey (http://www.fluxblog.org/2011/12/fluxblog-2011-survey-mix) is in!

Oh Lordy!  This is exactly what I needed!  I bought like 6 albums tops that came out this year and listened to 5.  Only one of those was by people whose stuff I wasn't already familiar with from ye olden days.  That was the Anna Calvi album, and it is magnificent.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 06, 2011, 11:06:07 pm
The 2010 one is still available.  You should definitely grab that one while you are at it.  I've been listening to it all year long.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 07, 2011, 02:44:50 am
I think I have done some sort of full-circle thing, hipsterism wise, because even the bands that I like on that list, I have not heard their new albums. There are 3 or 4 songs on there that I have heard. One of which is Azealia Banks' 212 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Jv9fNPjgk), which i would find super annoying if it weren't for the fact that I love watching a black woman's mouth move while she talks.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on December 07, 2011, 01:29:45 pm
The Fluxblog 2011 Survey (http://www.fluxblog.org/2011/12/fluxblog-2011-survey-mix) is in!

That is so much stuff that it seems more intimidating than fun.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 09, 2011, 01:44:21 am
I think I have done some sort of full-circle thing, hipsterism wise, because even the bands that I like on that list, I have not heard their new albums. There are 3 or 4 songs on there that I have heard. One of which is Azealia Banks' 212 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Jv9fNPjgk), which i would find super annoying if it weren't for the fact that I love watching a black woman's mouth move while she talks.

She's super attractive.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: smick on December 09, 2011, 03:20:48 am
I fell into a pit that is comprised entirely of the Gary Numan albums "Replicas" and "Pleasure Principle"
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on December 13, 2011, 06:58:40 am
Black Keys - El Camino
Just over and over again.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on December 13, 2011, 09:19:14 am
See, unlike everywhere else, I sort of LIKE the idea of my rock heroes being kinda assholey.

Under what other logic could I both Robert Fripp and Axl Rose a whole lot? They are basically polar opposites inside the idea of being a rock and roll person except that they seem like heroically awesomely kind of assholes about some things.

Yeah this keep popping up and I don't get it.  Onstad especially kept implying that Robert Fripp is probably an asshole but I don't see it at all.  He may be an obvious perfectionist, but how uptight can you be if you're letting Belew do a solo of elephant noises, and your breakthrough album has like 10 minutes of an ambient noise jam.  You have to be pretty loose personality-wise in some aspects, I would think.

I would bet strongly that Fripp is actually a nice dude.  "[He makes the hardest chord possible in pictures.]"  Shut up Onstad, he's pretty humble.  And he doesn't even play many chords you dummy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on December 13, 2011, 09:23:06 am
Music-wise he has always let the band members he's chosen strongly influence KC's music.  With KC it has never seemed to me like he was a band-leader authoritarian.

His solo album was REAL garbage though, don't ever bother listening to it and just pretend it doesn't exist.  Really, don't.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 14, 2011, 02:56:58 pm
Black Keys - El Camino
Just over and over again.

Indeed, this rocks pretty hard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 14, 2011, 04:59:15 pm
Black Keys - El Camino
Just over and over again.

Hey, what do you know, this shows up on the fluxblog 2011 survey.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on December 21, 2011, 11:50:30 am
I've been listening to Mew a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnP81ckrWq4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXs2V8pgMz8

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

Also Yonderboy (yeah they look kinda Backpfeifengesicht-y but they actually rock)

http://www.myspace.com/yonderboymusic
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 21, 2011, 05:51:00 pm
Ah yes, Mew.  I learned about them via a mixdisc I got from a TOUAMB swap.  It came from Starlight.  I wish she would come back, if only to curate another mixdisc.  Ha ha.

I remember her mix had 3 Mew cuts.

Specifically...

156:
http://youtu.be/jFjKALF454g

Her Voice is Beyond Her Years:
http://youtu.be/Giwdyk8sqA8

Comforting Sounds:
http://youtu.be/DnAt0xpO2HU
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 21, 2011, 06:19:52 pm
What Paul said.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 22, 2011, 03:50:31 am
I know there are some Captain Beefheart fans here:

Captain Beefheart's Bat Chain Puller finally gets an official release (http://www.avclub.com/articles/captain-beefhearts-bat-chain-puller-finally-gets-a,66915/).

Pre-order here: http://barfkoswill.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=971_54317
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 22, 2011, 04:07:17 am
I think I may be listening to a Springsteen Xmas album, but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on December 22, 2011, 07:50:02 am
It's that time of the year where the magazines make their 'Top 50 Albums of the Year' lists, so in honour of the Number 1 placing of 'Let England Shake' by PJ Harvey in both the NME and Uncut, I broke out that album again.  It's a deserving first place.

'The English Riviera' by Metronomy took second place in one mag and third in the other, so I gave that a couple listens on Spotify, and I thought that was pretty good, but maybe doesn't have all my main ingredients to be one of my absolute faves.

My personal favourite album of the year is the Anna Calvi debut, and that only placed in one of those mags, at number 11 in the NME, and that ain't nearly enough recognition for that album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 22, 2011, 12:29:18 pm
dick jokes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N24fVEJyQKM)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on December 22, 2011, 01:29:15 pm
I know there are some Captain Beefheart fans here:

Captain Beefheart's Bat Chain Puller finally gets an official release (http://www.avclub.com/articles/captain-beefhearts-bat-chain-puller-finally-gets-a,66915/).

Pre-order here: http://barfkoswill.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=971_54317

Woooo!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 22, 2011, 03:56:42 pm
Looking at year end lists this year, I really just have no interest in listening to anything.

oh, except This album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3grqqpCCkbk&feature=related) again and again.

Maybe I'll download that Fluxblog thing, but really, no Oh Sees or Mikal Cronin? Come on dudes.

Really, maybe my album of the year is my friend's album. (http://zakm.bandcamp.com/track/weak-willed-sick-stiff) The chorus on this one gives me chills. Although from polling my friends Anthem (http://zakm.bandcamp.com/track/anthem) seems like the breakaway hit. Mostly because it is basically sounds like a journal entry from this guy's life.
Seriously guys, even my grumpy girlfriend loves this album. Check out my friend's album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 22, 2011, 09:01:20 pm
I happened across an interview with Axl Rose.  He seems to be healthy and in good spirits.  I really did not care for the new Guns and Roses album, but the live GnR is an 8 piece rock juggernaut (http://youtu.be/ibGTbK5_ky0).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 23, 2011, 03:35:15 am
Your 2011 bigfool.com year-end mix CD:

Title: "never gonna break"

1. The Helio Sequence “Keep Your Eyes Ahead”
2. The Black Keys “Sister”
3. Junip “Rope and Summit”
4. Iron & Wine “Tree By the River”
5. Band of hosss, “The General Specific”
6. Beirut, “Santa Fe”
7. Foster the People, “Call It Want You Want”
8. Gorillaz, “Doncamatic (Joker remix)”
9. Little Dragon, “Ritual Union”
10. Bon Iver, “Minnesota, WI”
11. The National, “Exile Vilify”
12. Wye Oak, “Civilian”
13. Freelance Whales, “Generator ^ Second Floor”
14. Kings of Leon, “Back Down South”
15. Army Navy, “The Long Goodbye”
16. Yuck, “Operation”
17. fun, “Benson Hedges”
18. The Joy Formidable, “Whirring”

Will post FTP instructions once I verify that the cover art looks OK (i.e. tomorrow).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: robot_god on December 23, 2011, 12:02:59 pm
hey guys i recorded my christmas song

its like my gift to you guys or something merry christmasdays.  its a little longish but it might entertain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XB5QT5aO0
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 23, 2011, 02:59:37 pm
OK, the aforementioned mix is ready for download. Previous years' still available as well

ftp.bigfool.com
user name: bigfoo_guest
password: R0X0rz!

This year's cover art may be the best yet, if I do say so myself. It helps to have a borrowed European teenage daughter who is a really good photographer.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on December 23, 2011, 04:51:13 pm
Thnaks, Carlos, many thnaks. D'ing now (who's empowered at the office right now I am).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 23, 2011, 06:19:59 pm
Probably my favorite Christmas-mentioning song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUgOwSJE7w)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on December 23, 2011, 06:27:33 pm
hey guys i recorded my christmas song

its like my gift to you guys or something merry christmasdays.  its a little longish but it might entertain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XB5QT5aO0

Very very nice!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 24, 2011, 02:55:52 am
never give up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BawCTG7g6QA)-mike v and the rats

1. fuck yeah Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2!
2. (sometimes)fuck yeah cheese-y broXcore!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 24, 2011, 10:30:29 am
hey guys i recorded my christmas song

its like my gift to you guys or something merry christmasdays.  its a little longish but it might entertain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XB5QT5aO0

Kick Ass!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on December 28, 2011, 07:11:38 pm
I am listening to 1000 Times Yes's 2011 mixes (http://1000timesyes.tumblr.com/post/14880554878/whineys-best-of-2011-mixtapes-vol-1-2-3).

I am a huge fan of the categories of the 3 discs, mostly. Anyone who puts Britney Spears next to Thee Oh Sees has a broad enough appreciation of music that I will pay attention to them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 28, 2011, 10:13:56 pm
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (http://youtu.be/oHlhOgQ36m8).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 29, 2011, 05:49:20 am
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (http://youtu.be/oHlhOgQ36m8).

It's a very fertile time for pop music these days.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 29, 2011, 05:50:07 am
I am listening to 1000 Times Yes's 2011 mixes (http://1000timesyes.tumblr.com/post/14880554878/whineys-best-of-2011-mixtapes-vol-1-2-3).

Oh boy, another mixdisc.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 29, 2011, 07:10:37 am
OK, the aforementioned mix is ready for download. Previous years' still available as well

ftp.bigfool.com
user name: bigfoo_guest
password: R0X0rz!

And I didn't overlook this either. 

Is it perverse that I am downloading these best of 2011 mixapes while listening to an album from 1973?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 30, 2011, 03:23:05 am
Depends on the album. It isn't Piano Man, is it?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 30, 2011, 04:53:01 am
Depends on the album. It isn't Piano Man, is it?

Ha ha, no.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 30, 2011, 07:31:25 am
I am listening to 1000 Times Yes's 2011 mixes (http://1000timesyes.tumblr.com/post/14880554878/whineys-best-of-2011-mixtapes-vol-1-2-3).

I am a huge fan of the categories of the 3 discs, mostly. Anyone who puts Britney Spears next to Thee Oh Sees has a broad enough appreciation of music that I will pay attention to them.

There's some crossover from this to the Fluxblog mix.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 30, 2011, 08:36:45 am
Ha ha, no.

Innervisions?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 30, 2011, 11:59:32 am
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on December 31, 2011, 01:40:47 am
Nice. My serious guess was Queen.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 31, 2011, 03:22:30 am
Nice. My serious guess was Queen.

Queen's first album came out in '73.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on December 31, 2011, 06:52:14 am
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is a perfectly cromulent album. Were you listening to it on vinyl? I wish I still had my vinyl of that.

I'm listening to some live Wilco (Handshake Drugs, Dallas) currently. Thanks, Paul!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on December 31, 2011, 09:25:35 am
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is a perfectly cromulent album. Were you listening to it on vinyl? I wish I still had my vinyl of that.

I'm listening to some live Wilco (Handshake Drugs, Dallas) currently. Thanks, Paul!

No, no vinyl.  I've got it on vinyl, but the vinyl is in the storage room with my knicknacks.  I'm slowly retrieving that stuff so I'll have it here eventually.  But I gave my turntable away some years ago so I'm gonna have to invest in a new one when I ultimately get my super swank music room built.  One of these days.

I forgot I sent you that Wilco.  It's totally bad ass.  I just picked up Wilco's session over at Daytrotter (http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/wilco/20055209-8535).  It's pretty darn great too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 01, 2012, 01:13:49 am
I have all the Wilco on a playlist with Whiskeytown and Cracker and Cowboy Junkies and stuff like that. It drives my co-workers nuts.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 05, 2012, 01:42:12 am
the more you ignore me the closer i get (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nAMFWDuDEI)-morrissey

at first i was like, "oh, shut the fuck up, morrissey."  but then i was all, "hey, except for the bitching about being cockblocked, this song sounds pretty good."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 05, 2012, 02:36:29 am
Morrissey is a total dick but I adore him. If you can get past his... Morrissey-ness, he's a great songwriter.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on January 05, 2012, 03:07:53 am
 Sarah Harmer is so talented. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iVuK0lvJLk)  This is a live performance of a tune from her latest album "Oh Little Fire."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 05, 2012, 04:06:14 am
the more you ignore me the closer i get (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nAMFWDuDEI)-morrissey

at first i was like, "oh, shut the fuck up, morrissey."  but the i was all, "hey, except for the bitching about being cockblocked, this song sounds pretty good."

I guess it's time for me to try to like Morrissey again.  There are certain musical artist that are highly revered, but he just doesn't do anything for me.  From time to time I spend a little bit of time trying to get into them.  It's been awhile since I tried with Morrissey. Welp, wish me luck.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 05, 2012, 04:35:49 am
Okay, I got 4 songs into it when somebody posted something on Facebook that made me think of Neil Young.  I gave it my best shot.  We'll try it again next year maybe.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 05, 2012, 06:21:00 am
My opinion is that Morrissey sucks, but Johnny Marr is awesome. I will listen to the Smiths for Johnny Marr.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 05, 2012, 07:15:24 am
Well yeah, I was listening to The Smiths, which strikes me as good at times, but I can live without it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on January 05, 2012, 07:26:33 am
I am to Morrissey like Waylon Smithers is to Malibu Stacy.  There's no accounting for taste though, so why try to like something?  Everybody has got some canonical, highly revered musical acts that just don't turn them on.  Loving every word of Morrissey, every facial tic, every mic cord whip, every inlaid in-joke, every subtle homage to some forgotten cultural obscurity and every withering tongue-in-cheek pronouncement comes easily to me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on January 05, 2012, 07:57:07 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc1ObUMFWMo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 05, 2012, 03:29:19 pm
i dont care for morrissey's tunes, generally(i guess im not beaner (http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2005/06/21/morrissey's-latino-fanbase/) enough?).  same goes for the smiths.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 06, 2012, 12:46:50 am
I like Moz and the Smiths just fine. Of course, I like all that mopey English shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 06, 2012, 04:57:59 am
My opinion is that Morrissey sucks, but Johnny Marr is awesome. I will listen to the Smiths for Johnny Marr.

I have no interest in starting a Morrissey vs. Marr debate, but I don't understand how you could listen to the Smiths if you hate Morrissey. Unless you like scrub his voice or something.

It's like eating a hot fudge sundae for the ice cream even though you hate hot fudge. Morrissey is in nearly every bite.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on January 06, 2012, 05:27:59 am
I actually hate (by hate I mean the dude is overrated) Johnny Marr.  I am pretty neutral on Morrissey, but man, Johnny Marr ain't that good.  I think this sums up why The Smiths are good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc1ObUMFWMo

Bass and drums mother fuckers.

Also, you'se guys know the Hitch Hike story?  Marvin Gaye had a song called Hitch Hike.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwvHfwDfapI  Then the Stones covered it and added this sweet ass riff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmkU3yg4lK0 Then the Velvet Underground stole that sweet ass riff for There She Goes Again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOrwJ7HHyyE  Then the Smiths stole it for the intro of There is a Light That Never Goes Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgXzChwipY

That is my favorite riff story in rock history.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 06, 2012, 06:14:42 am
I'd made the connection between Hitch Hike and There She Goes Again but I wasn't familiar with the Stones cover and would never have made the Smiths connection. That's rad.

That song by the Smiths perfectly encapsulates I think why I love them so much and why other people don't.

I mean, "and in the darkened underpass I thought oh God my chance has come at last, but then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn't ask." That's as perfect as rock lyricism gets in my mind, but I can see why people hate it.

But you're right, their rhythm section doesn't get nearly enough credit. There are excuses enough for everybody to love the Smiths.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 06, 2012, 06:36:05 am
it is funny that that is the song you post, because I freaking love the guitar on that track.

Started re-reading this book I read about the delta blues in high school... looks like I'm going on another unstoppable acoustic blues kick. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRQgQhcEPHI&feature=related)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 06, 2012, 06:44:20 am
wild sex(in the working class) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNsOuY9Y4pc)-oingo boingo

asserdan included this track on his last mix CD and you cant ask for more from a sex jam.  also, the bass player is a fuck*ng monster.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on January 06, 2012, 09:05:41 am
I mean, "and in the darkened underpass I thought oh God my chance has come at last, but then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn't ask." That's as perfect as rock lyricism gets in my mind, but I can see why people hate it.

As much as you can separate a dude's lyrics and his image, Morrissey's lyrics are perfect/brilliant rock lyrics.  The dude himself kinda seems like a dick though, and not a cool Dylanish dick.  Luckily, I don't listen to The Smiths (or anyone- though the Black Lips seem hella cool and that adds to my enjoyment I must admit) cause I think Morrissey is a guy I would want to hang out with.

it is funny that that is the song you post, because I freaking love the guitar on that track.

Yeah, I was listening to that track after I posted it and really liked it.  I don't really have an opinion about Marr's guitar, except that it just sounds bad on a pure sound basis.  Like just how the guitar sounds is bad to me, not the playing or anything.  That makes sense right?  It is the only band that I have that reaction with that isn't just purely based on metal distortion or whatever.  And everyone talks about how good Marr is, and I'm all, meh...dude sucks.

Plus he was around when Modest penis got absolutely awful, though they were clearly going that way already, so you can't really blame him.  I got through about the first 30 seconds of the first five songs of that album and haven't thought about new modest penis since.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on January 06, 2012, 12:59:56 pm
Marr is best song played on ugliest guitar

Weird opinion, hombre, but one can for the eternal truth about rhythm sections, and a bonus can for the rock riff story.

Edit: Yeah, that bonus can is in the mail.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 06, 2012, 01:55:04 pm
But you're right, their rhythm section doesn't get nearly enough credit. There are excuses enough for everybody to love the Smiths.

It's funny you should mention the rhythm section because I when I was listening to them before I was thinking to myself how much I disliked the drumming.  I only listened to 4 songs so maybe I was being hasty.  So I'm listening to them again this morning.  5 songs in... Yep, I really don't like the drumming much at all.

I like the guitar playing though.  And How Soon is Now is a cool song, but there's nothing else like it in their repertoire that I've heard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 06, 2012, 05:20:07 pm
Hitch Hike is a fuck*ng terrific song. I didn't know about any of that other stuff. I love the classic YT comments on the Stones track, though - "Jagger was a better singer than Marvin Gaye" . . . hm.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 06, 2012, 05:41:14 pm
yeah, the super chorused-out guitar tone has not aged well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 06, 2012, 05:53:53 pm
So, this is where I'm putting this:

Today's iTunes fuckery. I go to import a CD which is a tribute to a local band a few friends of mine are in. It's not in iTunes, so I decide to submit the track names. Everything is cool, but it needs an artist name. I go to put in "Various Artists" and it crashes as soon as I type the letter "V". Try again, same deal, exact same spot.. Random.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 06, 2012, 05:56:44 pm
Also, you'se guys know the Hitch Hike story?  Marvin Gaye had a song called Hitch Hike.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwvHfwDfapI  Then the Stones covered it and added this sweet ass riff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmkU3yg4lK0 Then the Velvet Underground stole that sweet ass riff for There She Goes Again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOrwJ7HHyyE  Then the Smiths stole it for the intro of There is a Light That Never Goes Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgXzChwipY

That is my favorite riff story in rock history.

I wonder how much of that was deliberate?  It's not really that distinctive.  It could be coincidence.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on January 06, 2012, 08:08:02 pm
I just can't get over that the riff for Lady Godiva (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hLAp6K7wXQ) by the VU is also the solo for the Creedence song "Born on the Bayou." Born on the Bayou came second, but do we think John Fogerty was listening to White Light/White Heat? Seems unlikely. Maybe this riff is from an old blues song I haven't heard yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 06, 2012, 09:41:28 pm
Did I mention how I was listening to Lady Madonna the other day and my office-mate was all "I've heard this song before, don't tell me . . ." and I said "do you want a hint? They're the most popular artists in the history of recorded music".

I'm listening to the Angels (http://youtu.be/SprbGBbP1lU).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 07, 2012, 01:21:35 am
"Jagger was a better singer than Marvin Gaye" . . . hm.

fuck*ng blasphemy. I've stoned people to death for less than this.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 07, 2012, 01:28:01 am
I just can't get over that the riff for Lady Godiva (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hLAp6K7wXQ) by the VU is also the solo for the Creedence song "Born on the Bayou." Born on the Bayou came second, but do we think John Fogerty was listening to White Light/White Heat? Seems unlikely. Maybe this riff is from an old blues song I haven't heard yet.

The blues riff theory seems right, but I like the idea of Fogerty listening to VU better. Didn't someone say that although they didn't sell many albums, everyone who bought one started a band? Lou Reed, thank you for "Lookin' Out My Back Door."
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 10, 2012, 01:46:49 pm
wolves in disguise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ6E_flJjkE)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 10, 2012, 05:01:24 pm
The blues riff theory seems right, but I like the idea of Fogerty listening to VU better. Didn't someone say that although they didn't sell many albums, everyone who bought one started a band? Lou Reed, thank you fuck you for "Lookin' Out My Back Door."

That's how I'd do it, but considering I hate both of those bands it's an interesting idea, and might explain it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on January 11, 2012, 12:47:58 am
I'm used to most people I interact with not liking or knowing anything about some of my favorite bands/musicians, but I'm always a bit disturbed and maybe even a little heartbroken when I find out someone hates Creedence. I mean, I knew you hate Lou Reed, and I get that, but Creedence?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 11, 2012, 02:44:24 am
I'm used to most people I interact with not liking or knowing anything about some of my favorite bands/musicians, but I'm always a bit disturbed and maybe even a little heartbroken when I find out someone hates Creedence. I mean, I knew you hate Lou Reed, and I get that, but Creedence?

My only problem with Creedence is that I've heard them so much over the course of my life that I am numb to them.  But damn, I really don't know how it's possible to hate Creedence.

You gotta Keep on Chooglin' (http://youtu.be/mUzl7_OpVLA).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 11, 2012, 03:19:42 am
Too much fuckin' chooglin'. Jesus that shit is exhausting. Doo doo doo indeed.

I'm listening to Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Billie Holliday, etc.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on January 11, 2012, 02:12:37 pm
Blossom Dearie,

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7DzWZTvIjg) is about the extent of my exposure to Blossom Dearie, but I've always had an interest.  Suggestions?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 11, 2012, 09:02:44 pm
I completely forgot about that. I found her on the soundtrack to Kissing Jessica Stein, and went from there. It's all pretty good, but My Gentleman Friend might be a good starting point. I'll link I Wish You Love (http://youtu.be/Ncel1tUa9eA), because I can't find anything from the album I mentioned.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 12, 2012, 01:05:33 am
ever lovin' fingers-jimmy bowen and the rhythm orchids (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWS6mDF341w)

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on January 15, 2012, 04:46:25 pm
I turned the "70's Hits" channel on Directv on, which is Sirius or XM or whatever the fuck it is now.  The song playing was "Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck.  My immediate impression was "My God, in the cheesiest of decades, this song stands out for cheesiness."  Then we reached  the marimba solo. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYOwuIiezKE)

Damn!  That's a hell of a solo for any instrument, much less one you play with hammers.  I wonder where that guy and his jumpsuit are now.  Thank you, Marimba Guy, for showing me there's great beauty to be found even in the midst of hella cheesiness.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 18, 2012, 03:52:09 pm
fuck off and die (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5tDQ38uLPo)-darkthrone
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 18, 2012, 04:13:23 pm
I sure do like this band Tennis, based on what I've heard so far.
Oirigns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qapnomk2sys)
Seafarer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPYoSgTwqI4)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 18, 2012, 08:36:23 pm
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7DzWZTvIjg) is about the extent of my exposure to Blossom Dearie, but I've always had an interest.  Suggestions?

That was beautiful and so nostalgic.  Do you oldtimers remember when they showed barrel jumping on Wide World of Sports?  I used to love watching barrel jumping.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 20, 2012, 08:16:40 am
shekere(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGont_A1-Bw)-diego paulo
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on January 20, 2012, 02:21:28 pm
That was beautiful and so nostalgic.  Do you oldtimers remember when they showed barrel jumping on Wide World of Sports?  I used to love watching barrel jumping.

Oh hell yeah.  Why do we have ESPNs through The Ocho but somehow they don't manage to capture the same variety of sports that Wide World of Sports did in two hours a week?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 20, 2012, 02:45:12 pm
That's a good goddamn question.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 20, 2012, 05:26:45 pm
Oh hell yeah.  Why do we have ESPNs through The Ocho but somehow they don't manage to capture the same variety of sports that Wide World of Sports did in two hours a week?

Two hours a week? Sports Machine, bitches.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 20, 2012, 06:02:37 pm
I am listening to J5 (http://youtu.be/2mpThzEZqGQ).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 20, 2012, 06:06:39 pm
I am listening to J5 (http://youtu.be/2mpThzEZqGQ).

rad as fuck hiphop
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on January 20, 2012, 08:00:02 pm
Well I don't care 'bout the clothes you wear
It's the size of your heart, not the length of your hair
Don't make no difference to me, the color that you be
Black, white or brown, it's all the same to me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGaBVb8Hpg4)

IT'S A SUICIDAL FRIDAY

That band always makes me nostalgic.  I grew up in Southern California and until I moved overseas I always sort of lazily thought that we didn't have any local culture.  Sometimes you have to go away to see the forest for the trees.  Similarly, Social Distortion, The Vandals, Oingo Boingo, etc. make me feel nostalgic, but Suicidal Tendencies had the whole palette right there - The Vision painter's caps, the skateboading, the vatos, the street gang thing.  Now, looking back, I think that Southern California had a pretty rich culture during the days I was growing up in.

Pretty typical expatriate sentiments, I guess.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 20, 2012, 10:35:43 pm
But nonetheless true. I've whip-dogged a few folk for not respecting that point.

Some of these you make up right on the spot, right?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 20, 2012, 10:58:37 pm
Etta James, of course.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 21, 2012, 08:03:40 pm
I'm listening to James Brown Mother Popcorn (again) because it's got to be funky, but I went looking for it and found James Brown and Sammy Davis Jr. (http://youtu.be/e6V82PTJgDw), which is pretty good too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 26, 2012, 03:54:55 am
Did I never mention Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (http://youtu.be/oHlhOgQ36m8)? Seriously, I would do anything that woman asked.

There are a few parts in that song where she sounds sort of like Merry Clayton during that terrifying portion of Gimme Shelter (http://youtu.be/WJDnJ0vXUgw?t=2m44s) that I've discussed in the past.

I really like being able to link to specific parts of youtube videos.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 26, 2012, 06:23:48 am
Did I never mention Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (http://youtu.be/oHlhOgQ36m8)? Seriously, I would do anything that woman asked.

Yeah, that's hot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on January 26, 2012, 06:33:48 am
Florence + The Machine (http://youtu.be/iW9ZIzzvbGg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on January 26, 2012, 03:09:24 pm
I love Florence + The Machine.  What a voice.

I spend a huge portion of my Saturday creating a new playlist of about 130 songs for my morning runs, and included a bunch of really fantastic, sometimes cheesey additions.  Listening to "Eye of the Tiger," "Whomp (There it is)" and "I Like Big Butts" while running puts a nice big silly grin on my face.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: side_show on January 26, 2012, 05:11:20 pm
Working out to Eye of the Tiger is cheesy if you are lady who bares no resemblance what so ever to a young Sylvester Stalone.  And if all you are doing is running on a stationary elliptical machine.  Come on, I am doing the opposite of what a fighter would do to train.  That's what makes it super silly.  The actions, not the song itself. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 26, 2012, 06:08:44 pm
Today I am meeting with the Reverend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uACs5f43wRU)

easily my favorite song by the rev.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 27, 2012, 01:22:26 am
I like 400 Bucks (http://youtu.be/TOCvL_yWM7M).

I once saw The Rev in Vegas. He was supposed to play with Nashville Pussy and Hank 3. So NP played, and then the Rev, and then he tells us that Hank didn't show and he was really sorry, but that they did have a special guest. Then Lemmy came out and did like ten songs with the Rev backing him up. That was solid. It was even better because some idiot kept yelling "Ace of Spades" (not me) and Lemmy finally said "I ain't playing fookin' Ace of Spades". He did play a couple of Sex Pistols songs, though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 27, 2012, 10:06:20 pm
It's weird how I will go a couple of months thinking "Dang, I need some good new music and I can't find jack shit." Then suddenly I will have more good new stuff than I know what to do with.

Such as Sharon Van Etten. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asucnxxX83w&feature=relmfu)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 28, 2012, 02:44:57 am
lets have a war (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN7lJF_R6Pk)-from autumn to ashes(cover of an old fear song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUxkFCBPgx4))
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on January 28, 2012, 06:24:06 am
lets have a war (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN7lJF_R6Pk)-from autumn to ashes(cover of an old fear song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUxkFCBPgx4))

Oh fuck is that ever a good song. Again, I am trashed.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 28, 2012, 10:33:07 am
Oh fuck is that ever a good song. Again, I am trashed.

abloobloobloo!  you only love my songs when youre drunk!  this friendship is over!

heh, no yeah, it gets you way pumped.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 03, 2012, 04:30:52 am
mean ol' wind died down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iWSa60-gyM)-north mississippi allstars
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 03, 2012, 06:02:15 am
I went to see N. Miss. All Stars play and they jammed so fuck*ng hard.  It blew me away.  So I went to buy their record and I was so disappointed.  It was all pretty mellow, kinda like this track.

Not that this is a bad track, but I haven't heard any of their stuff that comes even close to the intensity of their live show.

If they haven't already, they need to put out a live album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 08, 2012, 03:49:52 am
The only New Year's thing I am working towards is learning this song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KRQgQhcEPHI#t=111s) It is really really hard for me to play. Damn, fingerstyle is rough. But listening to it over and over only makes me want to learn it more.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on February 08, 2012, 04:51:26 am
The only New Year's thing I am working towards is learning this song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KRQgQhcEPHI#t=111s) It is really really hard for me to play. Damn, fingerstyle is rough. But listening to it over and over only makes me want to learn it more.

What has helped me recently is focusing more on the rhythm of my fingers and worrying less about them striking the correct strings.  Once I get in the groove the precision seems to flow from that naturally.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 08, 2012, 05:39:37 am
That is what my friend says. He has been playing since he was like 15, and is at the point where he can just do whatever without thinking about it. He says he just sat there doing an alternating bassline for hours and hours until he didn't have to pay attention to that part.

My impulse is definitely just to try to play it correctly at like 6 bpm. Which isn't working so far.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 08, 2012, 03:51:38 pm
We're learning this (http://youtu.be/qNxfPAF1frM). Unfortunately, in that one Tom Petty appears to have some sort of allergies or nasal infection.

This (http://youtu.be/X8o_GEfCptE) is a much better version. Plus it shows the bass player.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 08, 2012, 09:50:12 pm
We're learning this (http://youtu.be/qNxfPAF1frM). Unfortunately, in that one Tom Petty appears to have some sort of allergies or nasal infection.

This (http://youtu.be/X8o_GEfCptE) is a much better version. Plus it shows the bass player.

At first I thought you were talking about how the crowd was singing for him, but then I thought you were making a joke about how he kept rubbing his nose, insinuating he was on cocaine.  Then I realized he has a  naturally nasally voice and always sounds like he has allergies.  What I'm trying to say is I have no idea what you are getting at.

Anywho... I had to watch this (http://youtu.be/RiztRc910Ps) to see if he still does that head shaking freakout 15 years later.  Apparently he's going in another direction these days.

That song doesn't lend itself well to an extended jam.  there's not enough meat on the bones.  It get's real boring after about 3 minutes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 09, 2012, 12:52:44 am
quesadilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwtqpy81H5g)-walk the moon

what is this i dont even

this song is really good and exactly what i wanted to hear.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 09, 2012, 04:36:23 pm
Oh Paul, he is clearly coked straight to the gills.

Also, I never noticed how much he looks like John Elway.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 09, 2012, 09:06:12 pm
Slanted and Enchanted!  Ahh yeah.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 14, 2012, 03:30:09 am
Hell yeah.

Also, science (http://www.mni.mcgill.ca/media/news/item/?item_id=170538) explains why I have had Midnight City (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3k_QDnzHE) on repeat for the last hour.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 14, 2012, 05:36:05 am
The Osmond Brothers full on Rockin' Out (http://youtu.be/iXcj8dFOd1E)!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 14, 2012, 12:30:22 pm
The Osmond Brothers full on Rockin' Out (http://youtu.be/iXcj8dFOd1E)!

that is the hot stanky shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on February 14, 2012, 03:44:34 pm
The Osmond Brothers full on Rockin' Out (http://youtu.be/iXcj8dFOd1E)!

Man I loved that song when I was 8.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 14, 2012, 05:15:27 pm
This (http://youtu.be/7vzUh_55x2M) pretty much rules.  I think I'm gonna go see them tonight after the St. Jack's Party.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 15, 2012, 07:27:40 am
Apparently they played Pinball Wizard while I was parking the car.  Didn't hear Lithium.  We were about a half hour late.  They ended the show with Something in the Air (http://youtu.be/gvXVP1ucAFU).

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 16, 2012, 03:09:13 am
This (http://youtu.be/7vzUh_55x2M) pretty much rules.  I think I'm gonna go see them tonight after the St. Jack's Party.

I loved everything about that except the main guy. I'm an asshole, and I own that, but that guy bugged the shit out of me.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 16, 2012, 03:44:57 am
I loved everything about that except the main guy. I'm an asshole, and I own that, but that guy bugged the shit out of me.

I kinda agree with you.  I love the idea of Polyphonic Spree a lot more than I actually love Polyphonic Spree.  They could be so much better if that dude was only a better songwriter.  They totally punish on the covers though.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 19, 2012, 11:40:39 am
I Am Woman (http://youtu.be/mmifO2sKT7g). What?

I randomly found it linked here (http://www.kindertrauma.com/). Oh, now what?

Also, More Today Than Yesterday (http://youtu.be/YuqHlv1YPe0).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on February 19, 2012, 11:45:37 am
This weekend I wanted to see The Artist but I got talked into the seeing Attack the Block instead.
That worked out pretty well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 20, 2012, 07:09:41 am
I Am Woman (http://youtu.be/mmifO2sKT7g). What?

I randomly found it linked here (http://www.kindertrauma.com/). Oh, now what?

Also, More Today Than Yesterday (http://youtu.be/YuqHlv1YPe0).

That's some jam ther.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2012, 07:33:14 am
I, of course, am listening to DK today.

Research note:
Quote from: wiki
In the late 1960s, Klaus Flouride played in the band Magic Terry & The Universe, which included 1980s rock singer Billy Squier.

Did I know that? It seems like I couldn't have, but also like I did. Upon more research, they toured on a bill with Ten Years After. Look at these crazy shows (http://www.theamericanrevolution.fm/boston-tea-party-schedule-1967---1970.html)!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on February 20, 2012, 08:23:35 am
In January 1970, the MC5 opened for The Staple Singers!

Btw, I had no idea at all that Klaus Flouride went back as far as that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Doc on February 20, 2012, 08:30:41 am
This weekend I wanted to see The Artist but I got talked into the seeing Attack the Block instead.
That worked out pretty well.

Damnit, this was entirely in the wrong thread.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 20, 2012, 09:11:58 am
Well, since you actually went to a movie you could listen to, like, it kinda fits actually.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2012, 09:45:42 am
Damnit, this was entirely in the wrong thread.

Attack the Block was featured prominently in the link I posted so I just thought "Hey, Doc clicks my links". I'll go back to thinking everyone skips them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 20, 2012, 10:09:49 am
darling nikki (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XmxijQfMow)-prince

what a big little freaky sumbitch
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 20, 2012, 11:19:37 am
darling nikki (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XmxijQfMow)-prince

what a big little freaky sumbitch

I love me some Prince.

And then these crazy motherfuckers try it (http://youtu.be/mG7uJUqxFYY). It looks like there's a real camera recording this show. I'd like to see that.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 20, 2012, 02:14:02 pm
I love me some Prince.

And then these crazy motherfuckers try it (http://youtu.be/mG7uJUqxFYY). It looks like there's a real camera recording this show. I'd like to see that.

FF just released a limited pressing vinyl album* of covers called "medium rare" and that song is on it. (the structure of that sentence is kinda dogshit, but you catch what im throwing)

*is that redundant?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: CortJstr on February 20, 2012, 02:28:30 pm
I've only heard the Foo Fighters version of Darling Nikki. It got a lot of radio play in like 2000.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 20, 2012, 08:22:26 pm
Look at these crazy shows (http://www.theamericanrevolution.fm/boston-tea-party-schedule-1967---1970.html)!

Holy shit!  Dirty John's Hot Dog!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 21, 2012, 01:46:05 am
Holy shit!  Dirty John's Hot Dog!

I don't quite know how to put this, but when I was reading that list I was thinking "I wish I was reading this with Paul".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on February 21, 2012, 03:07:40 am
Lots of Nas and Raekwon. Trying to get someone to recommend me some blogs to read to learn about modern hip hop. I think I am supposed to listen to Mix Tapes? What is the good mix tape right now?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 21, 2012, 04:22:37 am
Reelin' in the Years (http://youtu.be/wsrI_mIT6PQ) off the Old Grey Whistle Test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Grey_Whistle_Test). Skunk appears to forget what band he's in toward the end there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 21, 2012, 06:00:24 am
Reelin' in the Years (http://youtu.be/wsrI_mIT6PQ) off the Old Grey Whistle Test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Grey_Whistle_Test). Skunk appears to forget what band he's in toward the end there.

Wow, that was kick ass.  I haven't seen that before. The video title says 1978, but David Palmer was in the band so it had to be 1972-3.

And Nabu, I would love to peruse an old concert list with you.  Ha!  Let's do that sometime.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 21, 2012, 09:01:27 am
Wow, that was kick ass.  I haven't seen that before. The video title says 1978, but David Palmer was in the band so it had to be 1972-3.

And Nabu, I would love to peruse an old concert list with you.  Ha!  Let's do that sometime.

We need to do something sometime, that's for sure. I don't think the DC/VA/Atlantic Seaboard trip is going to happen until at least this fall (Hawaii first).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 21, 2012, 02:56:12 pm
We need to do something sometime, that's for sure. I don't think the DC/VA/Atlantic Seaboard trip is going to happen until at least this fall (Hawaii first).

BOO TO THAT
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 21, 2012, 04:39:24 pm
Hey, I'm not made of glavin, y'know.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 07:18:53 am
I've posted Mother Popcorn several times, but today I'm just listening to plain Popcorn (http://youtu.be/CquvDLrjgYU) (although it wasn't that version, until I went searching).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 08:40:06 am
Jesus the internet. I was listening to "Hot Child in the City", by Vancouverite Nick Gilder.

Who was in the band Sweeney Todd before his solo career.

Whose second album featured a 15-year-old Bryan Adams.

Also, Gilder co-wrote Scandal's "The Warrior".
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 22, 2012, 09:22:41 am
Jesus the internet. I was listening to "Hot Child in the City", by Vancouverite Nick Gilder.

Who was in the band Sweeney Todd before his solo career.

Whose second album featured a 15-year-old Bryan Adams.

Also, Gilder co-wrote Scandal's "The Warrior".

only two more connections and you get kevin bacon.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 09:27:27 am
Seriously, I have to stop with the internet. Bryan Adams playing Young Lust at the Berlin Wall (http://youtu.be/26Q3Hldwmb8)? That really happened? Why? And then Sinéad* and Roger Waters, backed up by The Band, playing Mother (http://youtu.be/gZ2tluarzZs)? I don't know if I missed this because I was on acid then, or I'm on acid now.

Good on Snowy White, though.

*I'm always surprised to forget and then remember how beautiful she is.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 10:39:55 am
Ok folks, one more tune and then we can all go home. Here's another Canadian product: The Little Guitar Army (http://youtu.be/MF720JBhc40).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 22, 2012, 10:59:36 am
Ok folks, one more tune and then we can all go home. Here's another Canadian product: The Little Guitar Army (http://youtu.be/MF720JBhc40).

ROCK!  also, the big hairy dude looks like he's playing a child-sized guitar.

also, unrelated:

the fox(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk3O38cXQOI)-nickelcreek
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 12:09:45 pm
Love them. Throwin' down Subterranean Homesick Blues all up in. For some ridiculous reason I did not see them (ok, the one dude or whatever) play the show in PDX with the guy from Toad the Wet Sprocket and John Paul Jones. I think because I am dumb.

Also, it's not relevant but those are some beautiful people right there. I kind of like my musicians to be craggly, like Iggy Pop.

Also also, it turns out it was indeed all three of them on that tour.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 12:18:09 pm
Fiona Apple and Elvis Costello, "I Want You" (http://youtu.be/cAJ2HK2Epqs).

If you listen to that and it isn't a thing, you are probably a robot.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 22, 2012, 01:09:31 pm
Lots of Nas and Raekwon. Trying to get someone to recommend me some blogs to read to learn about modern hip hop. I think I am supposed to listen to Mix Tapes? What is the good mix tape right now?

I don't read any rap blogs (or any music blogs, really) but I remember one time I found some leaked track or something and in the comments on that page someone asked if it was found on Nah Right (http://nahright.com/news/). The person who uploaded the track was all, "what's Nah Right?" But I guess it's a blog to read to learn about modern hip hop?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 01:11:59 pm
miles, are you really George Lucas?

(tcodp for first to get this.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on February 22, 2012, 05:24:45 pm
THX 1138, as in the number of cans miles has.

Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 05:41:18 pm
THX 1138, as in the number of cans miles has.



I forgot about you.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on February 22, 2012, 05:54:34 pm
Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say
But nothin comes out when they move their lips
Just a buncha gibberish
And muthafuckas act like they forgot about Jaded Tersk
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 05:59:47 pm
Fair enough.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 22, 2012, 07:52:31 pm
To Bryan Adams. I'll give you a hint: you should not be proud of your career.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 22, 2012, 07:55:11 pm
*I'm always surprised to forget and then remember how beautiful she is.

It's the bald head that throws me off.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 22, 2012, 08:29:04 pm
The Little Guitar Army (http://youtu.be/MF720JBhc40).

A whole phalanx of guitars could be interesting if done right.  But a whole phalanx of guitars playing exactly the same notes is not that.

They should try something like this (http://youtu.be/m4FvKM29TqU) so all of those guitars have something to do.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 22, 2012, 08:30:22 pm
the fox(live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk3O38cXQOI)-nickelcreek

I enjoy Nicklecreek, but they always leave me a little cold.  They're just so precise. I don't know.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 22, 2012, 08:45:54 pm
One dude covers Bohemian Rhapsody (http://youtu.be/2Iiy_YfpVn0).  Apparently he's the guitar player for BOC.

Oh look, there's another one (http://youtu.be/4TriVCB_WXQ).  He's actually a better singer, but the other version is better.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on February 22, 2012, 09:53:25 pm
It's the bald head that throws me off.
Supposedly that's why she did it.  She knew she could make it on looks alone, but didn't want to.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 23, 2012, 03:50:14 am
Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say
But nothin comes out when they move their lips
Just a buncha gibberish
And muthafuckas act like they forgot about Jaded Tersk

Beautifully played, sir.

I fuck*ng love that album, too.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on February 23, 2012, 03:57:32 am
It's the bald head that throws me off.

She can pull it off, though.

I enjoy Nicklecreek, but they always leave me a little cold.  They're just so precise. I don't know.

I get that. It gots to be a little dirty.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 23, 2012, 04:02:19 am
Yeah, the bald head . . . to me, that has zero impact. When she was younger, I think the bald head might have even contributed to the ethereal quality of her beauty. She's still beautiful today. Here she is trying to hack her way through a song she doesn't quite remember (http://youtu.be/yfGGIoSp10Y). It's awesome.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 23, 2012, 04:38:59 am
A whole phalanx of guitars could be interesting if done right.  But a whole phalanx of guitars playing exactly the same notes is not that.

They should try something like this (http://youtu.be/m4FvKM29TqU) so all of those guitars have something to do.

Did you . . . um . . . did you say something about too many fuck*ng guitars (http://youtu.be/lQwHPI75jaY)?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2012, 05:15:42 am
Did you . . . um . . . did you say something about too many fuck*ng guitars (http://youtu.be/lQwHPI75jaY)?

No, I did not.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 23, 2012, 05:18:22 am
Well, that's too bad, because that's definitely what you just got.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 23, 2012, 06:25:28 am
This is catchy (http://youtu.be/9yEWZUNENkg), if not particularly empathetic.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 23, 2012, 12:39:40 pm
conquest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dekiuwZhRIU)-patti page

(i dig the white stripes cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L7FuA8Rry8&ob=av2e), too.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2012, 04:23:55 pm
conquest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dekiuwZhRIU)-patti page

I had no idea that was a cover.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 24, 2012, 12:19:09 am
I had no idea that was a cover.

i am proud to have stumped one of the music encyclopedias of the group. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 24, 2012, 03:59:50 am
Champagne and Reefer (http://youtu.be/_96cCukoklc), Muddy Waters and the Stones.

From that video, I bet Tom Jones doesn't have this happen (http://youtu.be/_96cCukoklc?t=1m40s).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 24, 2012, 07:08:15 am
Meet me at the bottom, bring me my running shoes. I come out the window, don't have no time to lose (http://youtu.be/P8UCOBajM9o).

Do not bone your neighbor's wife. That is hella lame.

Unless he asks you to everyone is cool with it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 25, 2012, 01:52:10 pm
piano cover of "everlong" (http://youtu.be/iwWLpXuqAjk)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 25, 2012, 07:27:19 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jZvpnGLqc

Tonight though, this, with an awesome girl:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJlQ_l9IV7Y
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 26, 2012, 04:56:30 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jZvpnGLqc
Never heard that before. Which one of those guys are you?

Tonight though, this, with an awesome girl:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJlQ_l9IV7Y
That shit is delicious.

31 Spindrift videos? Don't mind if I do - might keep this evening from going to shit.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on February 28, 2012, 10:36:03 am
Seriously, that Spindrift is the shit. I think I'm going to try to ape a bit of La Noche Mas Oscura when I'm home. How hard could it be.

I guess right now I'm listening to Phil Lynott and the Greedy Bastards (Steve Jones, Gary Moore, Paul Cook, Brian Downey, Chris Spedding, and Jimmy Bain) cover Stevie Wonder (http://youtu.be/zjHH5iVO3rI). I wish it was a better recording. I also wish I had more of their stuff.

Also, Thin Lizzy cover Stevie (http://youtu.be/aQrRqG1FEYA).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 28, 2012, 12:27:05 pm
i believe i can fly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX_EQHvxTG4)-me first and the gimme gimmes
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 28, 2012, 10:58:21 pm
PAT BENATAR TUESDAY MY MIGGROIDS! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qUFZwJb9GA)

The world can not have enough Pat Benatar.

she has the voice of an angel that kicks your ass.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 29, 2012, 09:39:24 pm
Mandate my ass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLtRHN7fsgY&feature=related

Ray-gun.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on February 29, 2012, 10:31:48 pm
Lots of Wilco.

My Wilco jag started when I happened upon this (http://youtu.be/2XH5Hr1XlM0) awesome recording of Muzzle of Bees. Next I found this (http://youtu.be/uz6UrYvacQk) great video of Art of Almost from their new album.  Watch out, it starts out like an electronic tweakfest, but turns into a guitar freakout on the back end.  Woah!  That progressed to this (http://youtu.be/wp1AIh2DkI0) rendition of Handshake Drugs from the same program. I love how this song starts like a middle of the road rocker and they are just blazing by the time they are finished. After that I looked up this (http://youtu.be/VoK0F-b86bY) video of their performance on Austin City Limits back in 2004.  I actually have the audio tracks from this performance, but I've never seen the video.

Since then I've cued them up on my itunes and have been listening to them pretty much non stop for the past two days.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 29, 2012, 11:49:55 pm
Man, Sunken Treasure and Misunderstood still have me listening to Wilco (not to mention Summerteeth and all those classics on their first.)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on March 01, 2012, 12:03:12 am
Also, so much southern culture on the skids this afternoon.  this album is so good:  http://www.allmusic.com/album/zombified-r383952/review

also

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2psPpYcDL8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl57c45-elg

not on same album

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUP5rwVNJko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieSNRTzwWo&feature=related
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 01, 2012, 12:43:44 pm
Jazz-women.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 01, 2012, 09:13:38 pm
I've had Raspberries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybB6BWvb6bk) in my head all afternoon.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 01, 2012, 09:32:28 pm
Robert Cray is right next door (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEm_Yr8v2qM) to me with his still hot smoking gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gQEDwjhaDE) and I bet his problems ain't about nothing but a woman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNz_t-wE5VQ&feature=channel).

There's a dude I've always thought should be much, MUCH more popular than he is. There's no accounting for the tastes of the American public, I guess.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 02, 2012, 02:02:09 am
There's a dude I've always thought should be much, MUCH more popular than he is. There's no accounting for the tastes of the American public, I guess.

He's about as popular as an artist can get playing retro music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 02, 2012, 02:25:15 am
I've had Raspberries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybB6BWvb6bk) in my head all afternoon.

Thanks for the Raspberries fix. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 02, 2012, 03:19:54 am
bound for the floor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Oe5YKhzCE&ob=av2e)-local h

some teenage nostalgia for all us youngbucks up ins.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 02, 2012, 06:25:15 pm
I accidentally listened to String Cheese Incident (http://youtu.be/i8h1rWT_PHA).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 03, 2012, 05:58:09 am
I'd so much rather listen to Robert Cray than Eric Clapton.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 05, 2012, 09:47:30 pm
How (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxwacMEgepo) did this become a day for these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekL7o8BQkZM) Milwaukee dudes?

I don't know but I can add it up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHapDS2fcFE) just fine.

the drummer plays standing up?  that is the shit on toast, mang!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 06, 2012, 12:43:40 am
the drummer plays standing up?  that is the shit on toast, mang!

I don't like the stand up drummer.  It ain't natural.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 07, 2012, 04:38:54 pm
I don't like the stand up drummer.  It ain't natural.

I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 07, 2012, 04:46:19 pm
more unnatural stand-up drumming:

freaks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB5mL8VkEsk)-os catalepticos
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 07, 2012, 05:22:01 pm
Southern Culture on the Skids! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CECHkApKTVM)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 07, 2012, 05:25:49 pm
Southern Culture on the Skids! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CECHkApKTVM)

i never really went out of my way to hear these guys and im sorry now.  im definitely going to do more research.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 07, 2012, 05:38:00 pm
I can't stop listening to this joint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh4Tgefxm3M). What is this? It feels like an intermediate stop between Buck Owens/Merle Haggard and... the Eagles or something?

Who else plays this awesome Country-Rock eeasy breazy stuff? Flying Burrito Bros are not quite it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 07, 2012, 05:42:55 pm
You are familiar with Uncle Tupelo, then, right?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 07, 2012, 06:04:51 pm
I bought one of their albums and really don't like it. I like their acoustic stuff, but when the "alternative" guitars kick in I turn it off. I will check out their later stuff maybe.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 07, 2012, 06:17:35 pm
I can't stop listening to this joint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh4Tgefxm3M). What is this? It feels like an intermediate stop between Buck Owens/Merle Haggard and... the Eagles or something?

Who else plays this awesome Country-Rock eeasy breazy stuff? Flying Burrito Bros are not quite it.

Like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g_VBUHqD-4) or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9uyMjzmT3k&feature=related) or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqUUqnjxwqk&feature=related)?

Can't think of anybody.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 07, 2012, 08:09:11 pm
Like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g_VBUHqD-4) or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9uyMjzmT3k&feature=related) or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqUUqnjxwqk&feature=related)?

Can't think of anybody.

Heh heh. Give that man a can!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 07, 2012, 09:31:34 pm
Like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g_VBUHqD-4) or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9uyMjzmT3k&feature=related) or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqUUqnjxwqk&feature=related)?

Oh Shiiiiiiit!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 08, 2012, 02:33:05 am
I can't stop listening to this joint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh4Tgefxm3M). What is this? It feels like an intermediate stop between Buck Owens/Merle Haggard and... the Eagles or something?

Who else plays this awesome Country-Rock eeasy breazy stuff? Flying Burrito Bros are not quite it.

Oh shit! I thought I was the only one who loved that song! It was like my secret Neil Young classic. I even have a scene for a movie that doesn't have a plot or any characters but that features that song vividly constructed in my mind.

So it's not really what you're going for but now that you have me thinking about Neil Young, this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqAE1B0Ld5E) is another one I love that I don't hear most fans talk about. And also a lot of the stuff from On the Beach, but I think I remember LFM saying he is a big fan of that album. I'll get on a kick where I'll listen to Ambulance Blues on repeat for two hours straight without even noticing it. Also, Motion Pictures: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdT07UdqsX0
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 08, 2012, 05:26:34 am
now that you have me thinking about Neil Young, this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqAE1B0Ld5E) is another one I love that I don't hear most fans talk about.

I love that song so much.  If we're on the subject of under appreciated Neil Young songs try this (http://youtu.be/ynlW5_rnRVE).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on March 08, 2012, 06:10:19 am
I even have a scene for a movie that doesn't have a plot or any characters but that features that song vividly constructed in my mind.

so, like a video?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 08, 2012, 05:09:12 pm
Bought a mess of CDs (yes, CDs!) the other day, all new in packaging, all $5. That is now my price point for CDs. Wow.

I've always run down the Black Crowes because their best song is an Otis Redding cover. Of course, it now occurs to me that most bands, if they did an Otis Redding cover that didn't suck, that would be their best song. I'm slow sometimes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 08, 2012, 05:14:34 pm
I dig the Black Crowes.  Their best album is their second one, Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.  Sure, they rip off Exile era Stones wholesale, but they are really good at it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 08, 2012, 05:17:10 pm
Yeah, I'm ok with the Black Crowes. I think I have most of their stuff (Amorica's my favorite, of course strictly for the cover). I just thought that concept was fun.



Indeed, since I hate CCR, I feel the same way about them and Marvin Gaye. Sorry, everybody!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 08, 2012, 07:01:59 pm
milk & honey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtKz6YwSD4)-beatsteaks

some fun german powerpop
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 08, 2012, 07:05:52 pm
Is today a Dick Dale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e55mPUvMBKQ) day?

Oh we should all get use some Dick today. Or DD's if you prefer.

Don't limit yourself - you can always have both.

I'd have added a link, but no one would have clicked, so why bother.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 08, 2012, 08:50:27 pm
I feel the same way about them and Marvin Gaye. Sorry, everybody!

You better be fuckin' sorry! You do NOT say bad things about Marvin Gaye in my presence.

If there was a church that based its worship service around What's Going On (the whole album), I would totally go to that church.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on March 08, 2012, 09:36:28 pm
I like CCR.  Especially Green River.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 09, 2012, 12:55:45 am
Today is dripping in Black Sunshine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqPClltS5k8).

how could dude leave that homeless surfer hippie nightmare?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on March 09, 2012, 01:07:21 am
You better be fuckin' sorry! You do NOT say bad things about Marvin Gaye in my presence.

If there was a church that based its worship service around What's Going On (the whole album), I would totally go to that church.

I thought Nabu was saying that the fact that CCR's best song is a Marvin Gaye cover just adds to his hate of CCR.

At least, that better be what you meant, because if you meant that you hate Marvin Gaye, fuck you!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 09, 2012, 04:52:06 am
I like CCR too.  Fuck you fuck*ng guys.  You fuck*ng fucks are fucked up. 

Fuckers.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 09, 2012, 12:50:19 pm
CCR is a good band.  they have good songs.  they dont give me a boner but i dont hate them.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 09, 2012, 01:54:05 pm
How the fuck do you not like Marvin Gaye?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 09, 2012, 01:58:29 pm
How the fuck do you not like Marvin Gaye?

I don't know.  Maybe we should ask his dad.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Choop on March 09, 2012, 03:05:00 pm
and a rough chuckles can goes to auggie
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 09, 2012, 04:25:22 pm
man, CCR are so good. I don't think their best song is Grapevine.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on March 09, 2012, 09:08:50 pm
Quote from: Asherdan
Man, CCR can suck it just like Springsteen and CougarCamp.

Whenever people insult fake-populist bullshit rock, an angel gets its wings.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 09, 2012, 09:45:14 pm
much better we all listen to fake-intellectual jackoff rock or fake-good hair rock.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: jaydub on March 10, 2012, 12:25:08 am
And Tom Waits.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 10, 2012, 01:04:29 am
much better we all listen to fake-intellectual jackoff rock or fake-good hair rock.

THIS!!!

It's show business.  To a certain extent it's ALL fake.  Everybody's putting on an act. 

So what?

What level of authenticity is acceptable to you, and how do you measure authenticity anyway?
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 10, 2012, 01:11:30 am
I was about to insert this video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nyoWmkhRyp8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: wombat on March 10, 2012, 01:29:00 am
Stop it! Stop it! There is a whole other internet out there for you to have stupid arguments like this! This is what I come here to get away from!

I swear to god that next time an argument like this about music happens I am going to take 1000 cans away from everyone who gets involved.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 10, 2012, 01:44:46 am
I don't have 1000 cans to take so pffft!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: theinevitable on March 10, 2012, 04:09:14 am
Thanks Aug (http://achewood.com/index.php?date=02282008)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 13, 2012, 04:14:41 am
You people don't know that I love Marvin Gaye? How in the fuck - I thought we were friends!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 13, 2012, 05:40:39 am
Seriously, you even have that rad Marvin Gaye DVD! What the fuck is wrong with y'all?

Sorry I ever doubted you.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 13, 2012, 03:40:52 pm
Bastards of Young (http://youtu.be/fl9KQ1Mub6Q), YT advertisement cognitive dissonance edition.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on March 13, 2012, 09:18:15 pm
I watched Urgh! A Music War all the way through for the first time towards the end of last year.  It'll give you the 1982-iest boner you ever had.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 13, 2012, 09:42:51 pm
Hey, keep it clean out here.

I just finished listening to Android Warehouse, the abortive demos by Fagen and Becker. Holy shit are those rough.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 13, 2012, 11:07:23 pm
Lot's of D.R.I. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVqDjpk_2hg), Circle Jerks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iExJ2Jtlnlo), The Adicts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqW1F1jmBcw), you get the idea.

fuck yeah thrash and oldcore!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 13, 2012, 11:49:11 pm
It's your Bad Luck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQOJY4NXYzM) if you do not dig the Social D.

Hell Yeah. So Cal Comfort tune right there.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 14, 2012, 01:27:20 am
I feel like an old fucker but I used to love DRI and now I can't fuck*ng stand that dude's voice. He's like the Billy Corgan of punk.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 14, 2012, 05:13:44 am
This song (http://youtu.be/Nkj7vzrdC0A) makes me feel very emotional.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on March 14, 2012, 06:36:00 am
I think maybe it's come to the point where I need to tell you all that my favourite song of all time is "Golden Hours" by Eno:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxFDPdCuasY
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on March 14, 2012, 06:41:21 am
Oh man Eno, specifically Another Green World!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFz50q_QmfE&feature=related
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on March 14, 2012, 07:03:04 am
Oh man Eno, specifically Another Green World!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFz50q_QmfE&feature=related

Fuck yes, although that is my fourth-favourite song from that album? Here are my number two and three:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-3djUYgebU

http://youtu.be/lCCJc_V8_MQ
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 14, 2012, 01:48:46 pm
It's your Bad Luck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQOJY4NXYzM) if you do not dig the Social D.

I ate pizza with Social Distortion in 1991.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 14, 2012, 02:52:42 pm
I ate pizza with Social Distortion in 1991.

Personally, I like anchovies on mine.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: littlefallsmets on March 14, 2012, 04:14:11 pm
I've always leaned "Here Come The Warm Jets" myself but most of his stuff is great.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 14, 2012, 05:11:41 pm
Big Women (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJG83DkSgEs&feature=related).

i know that feel
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 15, 2012, 05:57:53 am
I've been listening to a bunch of fuckheads talk about work all day today, so fuck that. Plus I was crazy hungover.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on March 15, 2012, 07:29:46 am
What a wonderful punch line. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lguvLMuQeI)

Man, I love me some minutemen, never heard that, awesome.

Also, your punch line line got me thinking about this, stay til the end (oh, and the punch line is political and mean (and awesome).  Sorry.)

Bishop Allen- Abe Lincoln: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVHekOLBUfQ
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Mr Trout on March 15, 2012, 11:30:17 am
I sing this song while I ride my bike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIri9YLHpOg
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 15, 2012, 12:17:05 pm
caffeine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcIHT1mmTTM)-the dillinger escape plan

a little screamy, thrashy, polyrhythmic hardcore.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 15, 2012, 11:37:54 pm
crimson and clover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdhonK8NMm8)-joan jett

just because delicious
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 16, 2012, 12:57:58 am
crimson and clover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdhonK8NMm8)-joan jett

I've always preferred the original (http://youtu.be/GpGEeneO-t0) to Joan Jett's tone deaf version.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: miles on March 16, 2012, 02:31:31 am
I've always preferred the original (http://youtu.be/GpGEeneO-t0) to Joan Jett's tone deaf version.

Damn, it's been a while. I fuck*ng love this song.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: AugustWest on March 16, 2012, 01:08:02 pm
Dang, I love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GweIiICisag) me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F945LQG6fuA&feature=related) some (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCnd9lEjhOA&feature=related) Procol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRDwb7TLBJM&feature=related) Harum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcWH6OtGexM).

one more (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5qLkUvwG9M&feature=fvst)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on March 16, 2012, 06:00:00 pm
Dang, I love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GweIiICisag) me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F945LQG6fuA&feature=related) some (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCnd9lEjhOA&feature=related) Procol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRDwb7TLBJM&feature=related) Harum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcWH6OtGexM).

one more (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5qLkUvwG9M&feature=fvst)


I also love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw-btrdpOG0) me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kWdf5pw0Gs) some (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbeh-O--BwI) Procol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWs0jnaGjg8) Harum! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBN0mgignNk)
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on March 16, 2012, 08:16:29 pm
Black Moth Super Rainbow, mostly:

Gold Splatter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX-5YVVeULA&NR=1&feature=endscreen

Old Yes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=dPO2lz7vICY

Happy Melted City - www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=dPO2lz7vICY
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: KeithHernandez on March 16, 2012, 08:27:13 pm
See Also:  Tobacco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHBoOb2WafM
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on March 16, 2012, 08:32:25 pm
See Also:  Tobacco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHBoOb2WafM

Fuckin' A. God bless related videos.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: pmcd9 on March 16, 2012, 09:20:43 pm
Dang, I love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GweIiICisag) me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F945LQG6fuA&feature=related) some (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCnd9lEjhOA&feature=related) Procol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRDwb7TLBJM&feature=related) Harum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcWH6OtGexM).

one more (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5qLkUvwG9M&feature=fvst)


I also love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw-btrdpOG0) me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kWdf5pw0Gs) some (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbeh-O--BwI) Procol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWs0jnaGjg8) Harum! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBN0mgignNk)

That was a lot of fun.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 16, 2012, 10:08:11 pm
That's a fuck*ng abrupt avatar change.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: dejavroom on March 17, 2012, 12:45:55 am
That's a fuck*ng abrupt avatar change.

The little fella is not really easy on the eyes, is he? That's "Favelito" (uhm, "Slummy", "Shanty"?), a character created by incensed Argentinians to mock Brazilians. I find it very comical (the original pic has him waving two pistols w/ one foot on top of a soccer ball).
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on March 17, 2012, 09:31:48 am
What do you gals and guys think of this?

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

BTW: Have failed to figure out clever insertion of link into text on this board, and feel pretty foolish as a result.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Nabubrush on March 17, 2012, 01:33:03 pm
Second row of buttons, third button from left (the planet with the little sheet of paper in the lower tight, hovertext reads "insert hyperlink").

[url = linkie blah blah blah] this is what you want your link to say [/url].

Remove extraneous spaces and you're done.
Title: Re: What are you listening to?
Post by: Jaded Tersk on March 17, 2012, 02:56:49 pm
I thank you for your efforts.  However, even with such expert help, I still fall short.  Which is weird, because I've never had this problem anywhere else.

It couldn't be down to my browser (Chrome) could it?  Or is my shame making me look elsewhere for blame?