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GA and Cali, I fully realize many people here aren't in to the Foo Fighters and that's why I made the point. And, no, you won't find me in a mosh pit at one of their concerts. I certainly could have worded it better, like "Realizing many would never consider listening to the Foo Fighters, this is one you might want to try." Really, people who like James Taylor could like this album. I find music is like wine. Best appreciated when you take it in with an open mind, and occasionally you will be rewarded with an unexpected surprise.
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Hey, you're talking to a guy whose soundtrack to the walk with the dogs this morning was: Steely Dan, the Grateful Dead, Soundgarden, Commodores, Wayne Shorter, Notorious BIG, another Steely Dan tune, another Grateful Dead tune, Kool and the Gang, and Stevie Wonder.

I'm all about open minds with music.

And, though I wouldn't necessarily call myself a fan, I never disliked the Foo Fighters, either. But, the comment was still quite humorous.
Dogs' walk this AM:
(I'm doing this from memory, so I know there will be many omissions)

  • Nortec Collective - If you have any interest in world music and electronica, check these guys out. they went around Tijuana and sampled all the old Nortejano musicians and then created a totally new style combining those samples with modern electronica instrumentation. really interesting. 87 pts.
  • Blind Willie McTell - Classic Delta Blues. 98 pts just for the history, and for making it 90 years and still being relevant.
  • Blind Faith - Sea of Joy. Classic Rock at one of its high points. 90 pts.
  • RJD2 - The Dead Ringer. really great electronica/hip hop. 87 pts.
  • Bob marley - So Much Things to Say. What a genius. Not the best of the best, but no one can compete with Marley. 92 pts.
  • Garcia Grisman - Acid hippies meet bluegrass. fantastic. Classic. 100pts.
  • Harry Belafonte - Man smart, women Smarter. Classic, genre starting. 93 pts.
  • Stevie Wonder - All in Love is Fair. A fair effort from a true legend. 92 pts, in deference to his body of work.
  • Phish - Horn. 89 pts.
  • Grateful dead Rosemary Beautiful song, especially if you're a pot smoking hippie. 90pts.
  • Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim. Eh. 83 pts.
  • The Shins - These guys are amazing. Like the brit pop lovechild of The Who from the Quadrophenia years and Pet Sounds era Beach Boys, but they are from Arizona. Highly recommended. 94 pts.

And, I rounded out the day with a rockin' medley of the Foo Fighters greatest, hardest hits. Razz

Probably 10 others I have forgotten, we were out there for over an hour!
Dog Walk Shuffle (The name of Ted Nugent’s next big hit?):

[LIST]
  • Garcia Grisman - Jenny Jenkins
    Very roughly plagiarizing the New York Times, Jerry Garcia's voice gave every song he sang the air of an old American Standard to which everyone should know the words. Combining that voice with Appalachian bluegrass and old New England Sea shanties makes for a truly amazing set of albums by these two. 100pts for the band, 87 for the song.
  • D’Angelo – Alright – A great mix of Classic Soul, Modern R&B and Hip Hop. D’Angelo wrote and produced every track, and plays every instrument and signs all vocals on the album (I believe even the backup vox) You have to really be into R&B to dig this one, tho’. 86 pts
  • Harry Belafonte – Jump in the Line - Previous Dog Walk Shuffle Comments Apply. 90 pts
  • Neil Young – I Believe in You 90pts
  • Phish – the Horse - Beautiful Song, if short. 90pts
  • Weezer – Only in Dreams – I think a highly underrated band. Kurt Cobain once said that all Nirvana songs could be classified as “Slow Fast Slow.” Weezer is definitely in the “Slow Fast Slow” camp, and is without a doubt Pop rock, but it’s the kind of Pop Rock that explodes in your mouth and sticks in your brain all day. 90 pts
  • Steely Dan – Only A Fool Would say That – The height of Steely Dan Lounge. I think this exemplifies a characteristic of good Steely Dan that I like to call “Nectar Music.” It sounds like sweet liquid that just flows out of your speakers and fills the room, so eventually everything around you is just bobbing away, and nothing is as angular as it was before the track started. 92pts
  • Muddy Waters – I feel Like Going Home – Listening to Muddy brings me back in time…I can almost feel myself sitting as a fly on the wall in the studio during the King Biscuit Flour Hour, during a time in the south when the guys singing the blues were the real deal, and when they went home to their rundown shacks on the outskirts of town the most likely went home to people who could still remember the United States pre-emancipation. Hot, sweaty, sultry, southern delta blues. 95pts
  • Old and In The Way – Intro - See Garcia Grisman.
  • Steel Pulse – Roller Skates – Steely Dan of reggae, lounge reggae. Interestingly, I believe they were the first non-Jamaican reggae band to top the reggae chart. 86pts
  • Weezer – The World has Turned and Left Me Here 88pts
  • Grateful Dead – Cosmic Charlie Trippy, man. 93pts
  • Soundgarden – Face Pollution - Arguably the greatest result of the Grunge movement, Soundgarden is also the only “Grunge” band that is really still relevant today. 91pts
  • Steely Dan – Charlie Freak – One of the saddest songs I know. And the messaging is quite apropos to the “Inattentive Shelf labeling” thread, in a way. 95pts
  • quote:
    Originally posted by Opus Two:
    quote:
    Malajube - Trompe L'Oeil

    It's from Quebeck, right? That's where Celine Dion id from. I like her music style, a lot.

    I'm not listening to anyting right now - ear infection.


    ROFLMAO Big Grin Yes O2, Malajube is also from Quebec, but that's where the similarities with Celine end. Malajube are young, energetic, and have something to say.
    quote:
    Originally posted by CaliCab:
    You've mentioned SACD a few times...What is that?


    Super Audio CD. Most regular CD players can't play them, but I've had a DVD-Audio system in my car for a couple of years (DVD-A is even better) and so I bought a system for my home as well. Hearing great music in digital surround (5.1, 6.1, and now even some DVDs in 7.1) is a treat, though some stereo purists will deny it.
    quote:
    Originally posted by Seaquam:

    Super Audio CD. Most regular CD players can't play them, but I've had a DVD-Audio system in my car for a couple of years (DVD-A is even better) and so I bought a system for my home as well. Hearing great music in digital surround (5.1, 6.1, and now even some DVDs in 7.1) is a treat, though some stereo purists will deny it.


    Vinyl rules! Razz
    quote:
    Originally posted by CaliCab:
    Sounds awesome, especially for a classic like DSOTM. What about tee 'Live in Pompeii' DVD, that must be even more intense!


    I really like surround sound, but it's still a pretty small market, so the selection isn't great. I've had trouble finding either SACD or DVD-A releases in stores, so I ordered a whole bunch from Amazon last Sept. and they're slowly (and I mean SLOWLY!) arriving, with weekly e-mails from Amazon saying everything is back-ordered. But at least they come through eventually.

    Most of the surround sound discs that I bought are music that I already have, but enjoy it all anew in this format. Classical music, especially, is impressive; like sitting in the orchestra.



    Steve, I still refuse to throw out my vinyl, even though my wife thinks I'm nuts. I haven't put on an album in months, just because of the minor hassle in turning them over. I also taped most of my records on cassette the first time I played them, so that I could listen to them in the car, and then ended up playing the cassettes in the house too, so a lot of albums are in great shape.

    Remind me to play you the entire Vanilla Fudge album series next time you're in town. Smile
    quote:
    Originally posted by just a skosh:

    [ please kindly consider sending me a PM if you're ever on WD. Vinyl-related, baby. I promise. Smile


    Now, when you say "vinyl" you mean the same kind of vinyl that Steve8 and I were discussing, right? The black plastic discs with a hole in the middle that music was recorded on?

    I don't want to find out that this is opening a door to some exotic fashion taste that you feel compelled to discuss with me. I mentioned leopardskin here once, and a guy named Enoselsa went right off the deep end. I can't be responsible for that happening again.
    quote:
    Originally posted by CaliCab:
    You know, with just a little effort you could play those vinyls right into your computer and burn them to disc...


    I think you're right. I might have heard that before. I should look into finding out what equipment is needed to wire a turntable to the computer, and I guess there's software that will convert the signal to digital.

    It's an excellent suggestion for me, CaliCab. Thanks!
    quote:
    Now, when you say "vinyl" you mean the same kind of vinyl that Steve8 and I were discussing, right? The black plastic discs with a hole in the middle that music was recorded on?

    I don't want to find out that this is opening a door to some exotic fashion taste that you feel compelled to discuss with me. I mentioned leopardskin here once, and a guy named Enoselsa went right off the deep end. I can't be responsible for that happening again.


    Holy guacamole! Eek Big Grin My husband is seriously into hi-fi. DVD A, SACD, CD, etc. - all happening here. But, his first love is vinyl (on his Linn turntable). Yes, sadly, even when I've gone and done scrubbed up, thrown on the leopardskin, war paint, and vinyl (not necessarily all at once), nothing quite does it for him like a high quality 12-inch single...

    Anyway, if you haven't gone running off, screaming like a little girl at this point Wink, I go by "luv vino" on WD.

    Cheers! Big Grin

    P.S. I am truly curious about your vinyl collection. This isn't merely an overt attempt to contact you because (clearly) I'm smitten with your persona. Is it "smitten with" or "smitten by"? Darn, I missed that day in school too. Gack!

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