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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 12 Jan 2016 2:36 am

RIP indeed... :-p
A friend sent me this link, which I'd never heard of nor seen before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcTh8wF ... e=youtu.be
' "Majulah Singapura" in a David Bowie Documentary
"Majulah Singapura", Singapore's national anthem has a "cameo" role in a David Bowie documentary film -- "Ricochet" (released in 1984).'



--- and more video of Bowie in Singapore. The article around the embedded video provides useful context too...
http://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/watc ... re-in-1983
'Watch David Bowie Wander Around Singapore in 1983'
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Re: Music

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 12 Jan 2016 3:11 am

"warm impermanence........."





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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 12 Jan 2016 4:07 am

[quote="earthfriendly"]"warm impermanence........."

He certainly understood needling irony.
I remember that song, 1969 IIRC, but it must have been still played by 'older brothers of friends' some years later as I doubt I encountered it before about 71/2/?. I recall I found it just awfully sad. Of course as a pre-teen then I didn't understand the artistic or deeper context, just the idea of a man sent to space who realises he is never coming back. The whole NASA programme was the huge thing across those years so it was a very current theme, as such.
Also striking is how hi-tech for the time the video was. Let's remember, EVEN having a video then was truly ground-breaking. But having oscilloscope patterns and so on... it was faaaaar out. And 1969, that's the same year as Woodstock, and here's Bowie in eye-shadow and with what really would later be considered a 'punk' hairstyle. It was way ahead of the times on several levels...
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:41 am

Update: Youtube and Facebook killed both links, so to save people the bother and waste of time, I deleted the now dead-links too... Shame, they were a convenient bookmark for me for a few days...
Update2: But I found the same clip from a different source :)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnleeu ... shortfilms
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From: 'Facebook - The Humour Page'
https://www.xxx
Top current link is: David Bowie and British comedian Ricky Gervais.
Here's the specific URL, but I don't know if it will work or break...
https://www.xxx
'David Bowie's funniest TV moment... RIP'
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 16 Jan 2016 7:02 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR5Hm5DZwxs
The Black Crowes - Thorn in my Pride - 1993
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I used to kick-back once I got home from long Tokyo hours on this album. On my 1st major relo.... before moving on down to SG next in '94.
Trying times, this and the Red Hot Chili Peppers helped keep it all together ;). Can only do such once, now I can look back 'most fondly' on the musical element, and consider it apart from everything else going on back then. Yes, this is reeeeally sweet. What happened to them!? a bright flame that burnt out?
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Mon, 18 Jan 2016 7:13 am

A 'banging' (but gentle/subtle) electro-house track...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuXsRWPUTDw
Ahrix - Nova

And rounding that off with some ambient chill-step. Very easy listening for me. Just enjoying how they play the chords off each other etc., and the vocal overlay. Interesting, no idea where they're from but the whole vibe could be home-turf , i.e. Notting Hill/Portobello, as The Prodigy etc etc are... comes out with that statement 'big impression'.... nice :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywTvy3liQ1M
Disfigure - Blank

[Seems they're from Perth, WA - the other end of the world.... how ironic :)]
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 6:12 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe4EK4HSPkI
'MGMT - Kids'
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Wiki ranks them as 'Indietronica'.... hmmm.
They've played Glastonbury a couple of times, so not small-fry
Cute 4-chord song, ironic vid.... despite which I rather like it.
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Re: Music

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:39 am

It's your world now
Use well your time
Be part of something good
Leave something good behind
The curtain falls
I take my bow
That's how it's meant to be
It's your world now

Rest in Peace, Glenn Frey. Founding member of The Eagles who passed away in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016

http://eagles.com/news/266763

And I'm sitting here wearing their 2011 Asian Tour Singapore T shirt as I write this.

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Re: Music

Postby maneo » Tue, 19 Jan 2016 7:19 pm

earthfriendly wrote:"warm impermanence........."

Indeed.

Song from the Hunky Dory album (1971), "Changes":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMQ0Ryy01yE

The oldest live version I could find on Youtube.

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Jan 2016 5:44 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF1d227_4ac
Nile Rodgers Masterclass

Wonderful, producer of so many bands. Madonna, Duran Duran, Chic, .... Sugarhill Gang, Diana Ross, and on and on...


- But how does he always manage to look so bloody happy!? :-D
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Jan 2016 6:06 am

Meanwhile in Nigeria :)
https://www.facebook.com/CoolFMNigeria/ ... nref=story
Can't quite divine his name.... but isn't it sweet? And talk about playing a guitar 'your way' :)
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 Jan 2016 5:43 am

Nile Rogers interview (per above).
Love 'im, what a talented and 'together dude' he is... and *that* perma-smile, nice :-D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvSCC7q ... ture=share
'Nile Rodgers (Interview) - Studio & Gear'

[Interesting, esp. coming at chart music from the angle of composition/production]
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Jan 2016 6:05 am

'Sonny Landreth - the best video of him on Youtube '
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf2k7WpkIxQ

Got a 'Southern' slide-guitar thing going on, and very technically accomplished. More like a cross of southern vs slide//The Who?

Interesting. Heck of a musician.

Edit/add: Another example ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MENVyieB8rY
Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton - Promise Land (Official Live Video - 2010)
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Jan 2016 6:33 am

I enjoy watching cover versions like this as even as an interpretation it teaches me a lot about how the song is constructed.
I've mentioned this guy before, Pellek (a Scandi) his vocal range is incredible. Here is a metal cover of A-Ha's Take on Me - the gittarist is blisteringly good too :)
331EROCK & PELLEK - TAKE ON ME (Metal Cover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNcGTmnXUbY

ps.alt version - solo. Perhaps even insaner vocal range and skills - incredible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auYO9cui0F8
A-HA - TAKE ON ME (Metal Cover)
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Jan 2016 6:39 am

If you're interested in vocal dynamism, in this context via metal covers, he is quite something....
'AQUA - BARBIE GIRL (Metal Cover)
https://youtu.be/LPLmhHnQytM?list=PLXGp ... _i_l-q3KQ-
.... and on into Abba! :)
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