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Re: Music

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Mar 2015 1:24 pm

You'll rarely find me in this thread, but James McMurty is absolutely brilliant but obviously won't appeal to everyone. The guy is a master storyteller. His latest album, Complicated Game is full of real gems. The 8th track, "Carlisle's Haul" nails it for me. It's where I grew up as well, in the same industry. This is music worth "Listening" to.



00:00 Copper Canteen
05:47 You Got to Me
12:31 Ain’t Got a Place
15:54 She Loves Me
19:41 How’m I Gonna Find You Now
24:47 These Things I’ve Come to Know
28:56 Deaver’s Crossing
33:56 Carlisle’s Haul
42:59 Forgotten Coast
47:27 South Dakota [Explicit]
53:46 Long Island Sound
01:02:16 Cutter

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 10 Mar 2015 9:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You'll rarely find me in this thread, but James McMurty is absolutely brilliant but obviously won't appeal to everyone. The guy is a master storyteller. His latest album, Complicated Game is full of real gems. The 8th track, "Carlisle's Haul" nails it for me. It's where I grew up as well, in the same industry. This is music worth "Listening" to.


That was pretty easy going in a powerful 'sounds of home' way. It reminds me of Neil Young and indeed Crosby Stills and Nash (playing here soon - surprised you haven't tickets for that one). Bob Dylan too. All in a genre of commentary and protest over local issues and 'the times'. If the songwriter strikes shared issues and experience, then I can imagine it really leaves a mark. Same way punk hit the perfect note for (disenchanted) UK youth in the late 70s.

p.s. I don't see any limits to what music might be posted here. It's all about sharing things others might not have heard of before; your suggestion being a very good example.
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 11 Mar 2015 1:05 pm

Mrs JR8 has pretty easy-going taste in music; pop/dance, upbeat and fun stuff. Duran Duran is the one big thing that means a lot to her. I like their music since they came on the scene when I was a teenager, but wouldn't pay to go and see them. So one time a few years back she paid! And to my surprise it was a great show, and a really fun night :o

I have similarly surprised my wife by taking her to see AC/DC, Motorhead, Deep Purple, The Prodigy and so on. Next up is Crosby, Stills and Nash, and already she's going on jokily about how ancient the music is... but we'll see eh :cool:

I wouldn't invite her to certain things, anything too heavy like genuine punk, or too dark like say the Ninch Inch Nails. So in a way I suppose I've judged where to draw the line in the sand for her in such matters.

Well, I drew my own line in the sand re: who she is going to see this pm; One Direction, right here in Sunny-SG! Not least since she's chaperoning some mega-fan teenage relatives :lol:
'These Photos Perfectly Capture What It Feels Like To Be A Dad At A One Direction Concert'
http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/th ... .cnAlPWJ3o

The pix in the link sum-up precisely how I fear I'd feel. It's certainly going to be interesting getting a de-briefing on this evening! :lol:
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 11 Mar 2015 1:19 pm

JR8 wrote:Mrs JR8 has pretty easy-going taste in music; pop/dance, upbeat and fun stuff. Duran Duran is the one big thing that means a lot to her. I like their music since they came on the scene when I was a teenager, but wouldn't pay to go and see them. So one time a few years back she paid! And to my surprise it was a great show, and a really fun night :o

I have similarly surprised my wife by taking her to see AC/DC, Motorhead, Deep Purple, The Prodigy and so on. Next up is Crosby, Stills and Nash, and already she's going on jokily about how ancient the music is... but we'll see eh :cool:

I wouldn't invite her to certain things, anything too heavy like genuine punk, or too dark like say the Ninch Inch Nails. So in a way I suppose I've judged where to draw the line in the sand for her in such matters.

Well, I drew my own line in the sand re: who she is going to see this pm; One Direction, right here in Sunny-SG! Not least since she's chaperoning some mega-fan teenage relatives :lol:
'These Photos Perfectly Capture What It Feels Like To Be A Dad At A One Direction Concert'
http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/th ... .cnAlPWJ3o

The pix in the link sum-up precisely how I fear I'd feel. It's certainly going to be interesting getting a de-briefing on this evening! :lol:


The night of a One Direction concert, I saw plenty of fathers with defeated looks while walking their gleeful daughters, nieces, and wives.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 14 Mar 2015 7:50 pm

JR8 wrote:Soft Machine on Hoepla 1967
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtYFVtNlpKg
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Wonderful!! :-D



'Daevid Allen, prog-rock innovator - obituary
Avant-garde musician who became a luminary of the psychedelic counterculture through his bands The Soft Machine and Gong.' [continues]
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... tuary.html
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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:08 am

So progressive metal band Tool is back in business, recording a new album

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/t ... new-album/

this is awesome news, for people who haven't heard Tool before here you go.




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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:11 am

more prog metal , Engine - Fascination Street

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Postby Brah » Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:56 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:more prog metal , Engine - Fascination Street


That was pretty cool

I struggled with the Soft Machine and Gong I heard but always needed to delve deeper to really know them. I did at one time get into Hillage who was in Gong, this album had some of the Utopia people on it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM9oNigAIrI

When I first heard Ozric Tentacles they reminded me of a latter day Gong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXAaDqPl7oY
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Re: Music

Postby nakatago » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 1:06 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:So progressive metal band Tool is back in business, recording a new album

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/t ... new-album/

this is awesome news, for people who haven't heard Tool before here you go.


Awwww, yisss...

This is glorious news. :king: :king: :king:

FYI: Tool member Adam Jones directed those videos; yup, some of the darkest stop-motion animation around.

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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 1:28 pm

Porcupine tree -this band takes a lot of my airplay now.



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Postby Brah » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 7:53 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Porcupine tree -this band takes a lot of my airplay now.

As well you should and good selections, though they are nothing new and part of the 2-decade Neo-Prog scene, and that the very top of it. Heavily influenced by Pink Floyd BTW, that band you never really got into....

Thought you listened to harder stuff, and they have harder stuff, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMEwM3YHiME

If you like them, check out Steven Wilson's solo stuff, he's the key guy in PT
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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 8:59 pm

Brah wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:Porcupine tree -this band takes a lot of my airplay now.

As well you should and good selections, though they are nothing new and part of the 2-decade Neo-Prog scene, and that the very top of it. Heavily influenced by Pink Floyd BTW, that band you never really got into....

Thought you listened to harder stuff, and they have harder stuff, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMEwM3YHiME

If you like them, check out Steven Wilson's solo stuff, he's the key guy in PT


actually I was going to say they reminded me of pink floyd, whose influences i can hear in many of their songs, I just began with one of their albums called In Absentia. I plan to listen to almost every album now :mrgreen: very underrated bunch of guys.
Thank you for that song I will check it out now.
I am expanding my horizons to stuff I never bothered to check out and there is a gold Mine :D
one of the other bands on that list is Opeth.
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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 9:01 pm

wtf did i just watch ?

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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:56 pm

Dunno but on the name alone I'm not going to...
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 5:48 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:wtf did i just watch ?


Something that was made slightly bearable.


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