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Re: What are you listening to right now?


Jon_B wrote:

Renaissance were great!

 

I don't listen to them so much these days but I was really into them in high school, when I went through a prog rock nerd phase (I still listen to bands like King Crimson and Genesis a fair amount)

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like Novella a lot, too.  I have it on vinyl, but not CD.  Also

 

Song for All Seasons 

I think this one came with a poster that I had hanging over my bed (literally - I was on the top floor and had one of those sloping walls) senior year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are both represented by songs on volume 2 of what I'm listening to

Tales of 1001 Nights, Vol. 2   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a friend in college who was into progressive rock, and he introduced me to a lot of great bands.  Including Genesis, who became my favorite (after the rock gods The Beatles, of course).

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

ok, this is gonna sound kinda weird... but i'm listenin to Miss Murder by AFI.:smileyindifferent: in my mind its actually pretty good!!  XD

 

 

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soon I know I'll wake from this dream"

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twilightfann
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Right now I'm in love with the Absolution cd by Muse.

 

 

Absolution 

 
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Listening Rostropovitch playing Bach's Prelude from Cello concerto nº 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU_QR_FTt3E
Strongly recommended.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

 

 

I couldn't find this album on B&N's website so I had to paste the album cover from somewhere else.  Unless you are a fan of hers most people will know her from Prince and the New Power Genertion CDs, she was the drummer.  The bad thing is most of her CDs are only available as imports as most are not released in the US.

 

She has a spectacular voice and it blows me away everytime I hear her.

 

There are a few tracks that stood out to me.  There are few other great trakcs on the CD but I can't find a video to post of them.

 

Closer Than Close

 

I Want U

 

 

 

 

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Needed a little Beausoleil today to make up for the gray, rainy Pacific Northwest weather.

 

 

Alligator Purse 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

The last 5-6 consecutive days' worth of gray skies has put me in a sort of neo-folkish mood for some reason.  I'm listening to Death in June's most recent album, The Rule of Thirds.

 

 

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Re: What are you listening to right now?


Jon_B wrote:

The last 5-6 consecutive days' worth of gray skies has put me in a sort of neo-folkish mood for some reason.  I'm listening to Death in June's most recent album, The Rule of Thirds.

 

 


 

For me, it's turned me onto a Smiths kick, listening to Rank this morning. 
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Essential Leonard Cohen and in particular, the haunting "Chelsea Hotel #2", which recounts Cohen's liaison with Janis Joplin and contains the poignant lines: "We are ugly, but we have the music."
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

I'm listening again to the album I was listening to when I first started this thread, Portishead's amazing third album:

 

Third 

 

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Re: What are you listening to right now?


PaulH wrote:
Essential Leonard Cohen and in particular, the haunting "Chelsea Hotel #2", which recounts Cohen's liaison with Janis Joplin and contains the poignant lines: "We are ugly, but we have the music."

 

Just checking some posts and..There was Leonard Cohen,,I must just calm down,because I loved him,his poerty,music,and was never without a 33,45,cassette,now cd...I had no idea that he had a liason with Janis,It was so long ago,but I believe his Book of Poetry was also in my pretty jean bag,with leather handles,bought in the East Village..Paul you never dissappoint us ,..And the Chelsea.Hotel...Memories...Thanks,Vtc.....Leonard was never ugly to me....Major Chrush
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

[ Edited ]

It's the Janis character that says the "ugly" line, but she also says the following of Leonard:

 

"You told me again you preferred handsome men

but for me you would make an exception."

 

Now, I certainly can't account for Janis' definition of a "handsome man", but she did have a fling with Ron "Pigpen" McKernan -- he actually introduced her to Southern Comfort.

 

He's handsome in a pirate/biker sort of way, no?

 

Message Edited by PaulH on 06-23-2009 01:56 PM
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Janis had a heart of gold,but so broken..Yes, that was her drink..I tasted it once..too strong for little me..I will look up Ron"Pigpen" McKernan(probably  a Bad Boy,mmm...Where do you store all your information,is your brain capacity just so vast,well you are younger in age,but this is probably your second reincarnation,...Must check out "Maxs Kansas City" have no Idea if it still around. On thedailybeast.com  ,this am they had a book listed and reviewed"Let the World Spin" author   Colum  McCann.  New York 1974.. mentioned Maxs,so I am intriged..Have you heard of it?  Found a new board..becke davis..very convincing,new genre for me,but will try one.Book.should be different..She is a very good Sales/moderator...V
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Unfortunately, Max's is long gone. It was in Union Square. There's a great book on it which I can't find right now, but I will. Stay tuned.

 

The following footage may just be Springsteen at Max's although I doubt that's confirmed. Either way, it's way cool.





 


Vermontcozy wrote:
Janis had a heart of gold,but so broken..Yes, that was her drink..I tasted it once..too strong for little me..I will look up Ron"Pigpen" McKernan(probably  a Bad Boy,mmm...Where do you store all your information,is your brain capacity just so vast,well you are younger in age,but this is probably your second reincarnation,...Must check out "Maxs Kansas City" have no Idea if it still around. On thedailybeast.com  ,this am they had a book listed and reviewed"Let the World Spin" author   Colum  McCann.  New York 1974.. mentioned Maxs,so I am intriged..Have you heard of it?  Found a new board..becke davis..very convincing,new genre for me,but will try one.Book.should be different..She is a very good Sales/moderator...V

 

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

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I am listening to Part One the first greatest hits CD from Wet Wet Wet.  This is a imported CD that only has 12 songs as opposed to the origional album that had more.

 

They are probably one of my favorite bands that never made it big in the US.

 

Some of my favorite songs are

 

Wishing I Was Lucky

 

Sweet Little Mystery

 

Sweet Surrender

 

Angel Eyes

 

Temptation

 

Cold Cold Heart

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Re: What are you listening to right now?


PaulH wrote:

Unfortunately, Max's is long gone. It was in Union Square. There's a great book on it which I can't find right now, but I will. Stay tuned.

 

The following footage may just be Springsteen at Max's although I doubt that's confirmed. Either way, it's way cool.





 


Vermontcozy wrote:
Janis had a heart of gold,but so broken..Yes, that was her drink..I tasted it once..too strong for little me..I will look up Ron"Pigpen" McKernan(probably  a Bad Boy,mmm...Where do you store all your information,is your brain capacity just so vast,well you are younger in age,but this is probably your second reincarnation,...Must check out "Maxs Kansas City" have no Idea if it still around. On thedailybeast.com  ,this am they had a book listed and reviewed"Let the World Spin" author   Colum  McCann.  New York 1974.. mentioned Maxs,so I am intriged..Have you heard of it?  Found a new board..becke davis..very convincing,new genre for me,but will try one.Book.should be different..She is a very good Sales/moderator...V

 

 


 

Thanks for the Bruce at Maxs Kansas City,but I can't do too much with my computer..I live in the Dead Zone..This week my daughter will bring me my Laptop,and she bought a new one..so I should be back on track .Correction: Max's was on Park Avenue South and 24.25th street..I believe...Staying tuned..Vtc
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

They don't have it here, but I'm listening to The Fugitive by Tony Banks.  Tony is the keyboard player for Genesis.  I would kind of prefer albums full of soaring instrumentals from him, but his solo stuff really sounds a lot like his bandmate Mike Rutherford's Mike and the Mechanics.  I'm not sure if he sings the lyrics himself or uses singers, like Mike does.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

TwentyFive [Deluxe Edition]  George Michaels is 46 today,great Concert Singer
  Anticipation  Carly is 64 today,so I thought you would all like to know.Also as the rumor has it"Anticipation" was written during her affair with Mick Jaggar.For the much younger posters,and I am just assuming that its important ,probably only to me,,Carly Simon is the Simon in SimonandSchuster                       
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

It's not available here, but I am listening to:

 

Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5: 18 Greatest Hits, Compact Command Performances

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