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Originally posted by tanglenet:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Hopefully, our next VP


I was listening to someone who doesn't believe in evolution; wanted to ban books from the public library; and is under investigation for abuse of power for personal reasons while in elected office.

Were we listening to the same person? Smile


I might have been listening to that person, too. Only the person I was listening to doesn't believe women should have the right to an abortion, even in cases of rape and incest, believes our troops in Iraq are "on a mission from G-d," opposes the use of birth control (allegedly - no direct quote), was a member of an Alaskan Secessionist party in the 90's, and is 44 but got her first Passport last year.

Actually, I think I was listening to Delores Umbridge...

Big Grin
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Hopefully, our next VP


I was listening to someone who doesn't believe in evolution; wanted to ban books from the public library; and is under investigation for abuse of power for personal reasons while in elected office.

Were we listening to the same person? Smile


I might have been listening to that person, too. Only the person I was listening to doesn't believe women should have the right to an abortion, even in cases of rape and incest, believes our troops in Iraq are "on a mission from G-d," opposes the use of birth control (allegedly - no direct quote), was a member of an Alaskan Secessionist party in the 90's, and is 44 but got her first Passport last year.

Actually, I think I was listening to Delores Umbridge...

Big Grin


Real nice, guys. Roll Eyes Maybe we can get this thread locked down too.
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
The Roots...


Which album? I only have a couple of them, but have a late friend who knew the band well and was one of their early photographers.
Just a mix on my itunes at work. I like it all, but if I had to pick I would go with “Things Fall Apart” as my favorite. That album was my first introduction to them and it still sounds current for today. I haven’t seen them live, but it’s on my short list of things to do...
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by JMatthews:
My stupid Marketing class's online lecture.

I should have just signed up for the normal in-person class.

This is boring as @%#!.

Happy Saturday.


Can you watch college football while listening? Smile

Ah yes, It seems there are perks of a lecture that you can attend at home. I am working on my multitasking. Apparently while "studying" marketing I can:

Drink a beer with no shirt on
Eat cheese and crackers
Watch "Wayne's World 2"
Occasionally read a page or two from "Islands In The Stream"
And, Post on the Forum.

Woohoo to college/learning! Wink
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Originally posted by JMatthews:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by JMatthews:
My stupid Marketing class's online lecture.

I should have just signed up for the normal in-person class.

This is boring as @%#!.

Happy Saturday.


Can you watch college football while listening? Smile

Ah yes, It seems there are perks of a lecture that you can attend at home. I am working on my multitasking. Apparently while "studying" marketing I can:

Drink a beer with no shirt on
Eat cheese and crackers
Watch "Wayne's World 2"
Occasionally read a page or two from "Islands In The Stream"
And, Post on the Forum.

Woohoo to college/learning! Wink


Cool
On the drive to the beach today:

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Nina Simone - Essential Nina Simone

I've always said musically Amy reminds me of Nina from the first time I heard Amy sing. I wanted to do a little comparison.

Eddie Vetter - Into the Wild soundtrack
Radiohead - Rainbows
Miles Davis - couldn't find my Kind of Blue so it was some compilation put together recently. It was just OK.

Right now: listening to Lou Holtz making fun of the Mrs.'s K-State Wildcats while drinking a decent S. African Sauv Blanc.

Life is good.
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Originally posted by cdr:
GreenDrazi,

Miles Davis is my daughter's favorite jazz artist. She loves his playing with the Harmon mute. She burned me a CD of assorted Miles stuff - I get the double happiness of the music and the kind deed from my daughter.


cdr,

Take a listen to Davis' "Tutu" album. It's jazz fusion, which your daughter may not enjoy, but if I remember correctly, it's nearly 100% harmon mute, and has some great tracks.

Also, I'm sure your daughter is aware of the movie "Dingo," a decent Aussie flick that features an older Davis and a young protege from the Outback. Davis is quite out of tune on a few of the tracks, but shhhh, don't tell her that. Here's a link, and it's probably available on VHS: Clicky.
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Originally posted by g-man:


bach is so mechanical. you want concertos listen to mozart or hadyn




Ah, one must only smile at the naivete' of the youth. Smile

G-man, you should seek out and read the letters Mozart wrote to Leopold about Bach.

The influence of Bach on Mozart was profound and provoked much.

You now have your homework, grasshopper. Razz Wink
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by g-man:


bach is so mechanical. you want concertos listen to mozart or hadyn




Ah, one must only smile at the naivete' of the youth. Smile

G-man, you should seek out and read the letters Mozart wrote to Leopold about Bach.

The influence of Bach on Mozart was profound and provoked much.

You now have your homework, grasshopper. Razz Wink


Well... I almost agree with g-man. I love Bach concertos. But, if by mechanical he actually means, "mathematical", I would agree. listening to them is like listening to beautiful math. To me, anyway.

Right now, The Dead.
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Originally posted by wine+art:

Ah, one must only smile at the naivete' of the youth. Smile

G-man, you should seek out and read the letters Mozart wrote to Leopold about Bach.

The influence of Bach on Mozart was profound and provoked much.

You now have your homework, grasshopper. Razz Wink


Trying to find =) ... but while bach did influence Mozart, I'd likened to something like this.

Bach created the foundations, the basis... the Music ...

Mozart took it and made it Art.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by wine+art:

Ah, one must only smile at the naivete' of the youth. Smile

G-man, you should seek out and read the letters Mozart wrote to Leopold about Bach.

The influence of Bach on Mozart was profound and provoked much.

You now have your homework, grasshopper. Razz Wink


Trying to find =) ... but while bach did influence Mozart, I'd likened to something like this.

Bach created the foundations, the basis... the Music ...

Mozart took it and made it Art.
Bach’s work was actually quite typical for its period. The art of Bach is in his counterpoint - sometimes it’s lighthearted and playful and other times it’s quite cerebral. But it’s no surprise that you find his music mathematical if you’re a Karajan fan fast forwarding through parts of Beethoven.

Listening to the prelude of Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 now and it is sublime magic.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GreenDrazi:
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (SACD)

The greatness of this continues to be proven by the sales that continue even today.

If you really love this disc, you should get the SACD - assuming you have a compatible player and a surround set up. The original recording was to a 3-track machine and the remastered surround SACD side faithfully recreates that soundstage like no disc I’ve heard of this before. And they also corrected the tape speed problem.


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Originally posted by cdr:
Miles Davis is my daughter's favorite jazz artist. She loves his playing with the Harmon mute. She burned me a CD of assorted Miles stuff - I get the double happiness of the music and the kind deed from my daughter.
Cool - he had a long and varied career. I tend to like most jazz in complete sessions/recordings though - similar to classical music.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

(Karajan conducting)



Brilliant.... his beethoven conducts are the finest i've ever heard. I love how he speeds up through the boring points I don't like either =)


Interesting. My favorite is, by far, Carlos Kleiber. His 7th is my favorite piece of stereo recorded music. I say stereo, because Toscanini did it just as well, if not even better.

Klemperer is also good.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

(Karajan conducting)



Brilliant.... his beethoven conducts are the finest i've ever heard. I love how he speeds up through the boring points I don't like either =)


Interesting. My favorite is, by far, Carlos Kleiber. His 7th is my favorite piece of stereo recorded music. I say stereo, because Toscanini did it just as well, if not even better.

Klemperer is also good.


I must admit that's where my age indeed leads to my naivete. I've not heard any recordings pre 1970s
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

(Karajan conducting)



Brilliant.... his beethoven conducts are the finest i've ever heard. I love how he speeds up through the boring points I don't like either =)


Interesting. My favorite is, by far, Carlos Kleiber. His 7th is my favorite piece of stereo recorded music. I say stereo, because Toscanini did it just as well, if not even better.

Klemperer is also good.


I must admit that's where my age indeed leads to my naivete. I've not heard any recordings pre 1970s


Big Grin

You know I'm in my twenties, right? Wink
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by g-man:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by winetarelli:

I must admit that's where my age indeed leads to my naivete. I've not heard any recordings pre 1970s


Big Grin

You know I'm in my twenties, right? Wink


Oo.. guess I' m goingi to have to pick up a few records this weekend then =)
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My now wife and I saw him in high school


You married your high school girlfriend?! Big Grin

That is quite romantic, imo.

It really is a shame what happened to him, imo. I mean, when he started out... some of those songs are true classics and deserve mention along side songs by the Beatles and Stones ("Tiny Dancer") but even by the late seventies, he just wasn't doing that anymore.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Elton John (the early/good stuff -- "Tiny Dancer", "Levon", "Honky Cat", "Rocketman")



early stuff was only great stuff.

My now wife and I saw him in high school. He walked out in a t-shirt, jeans, sat at the piano and let it rip.

I still remember that night even though you were not born. Razz

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is his finest work, imo.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by gigabit:

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is his finest work, imo.


Song or album?

Album


My favorites of his are Honky Chateau and Madman Across the Water.


He's made some good albums (including the ones you guys listed) but his 1970 album, "Elton John," which I believe was the first one released in the US, is still my favorite.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Cream


Have you tried the Pinot Badge named after their song?


No. Is it any good?

I heard somewhere that the song wasn't originally called Badge but that Harrison saw the word upside down and thought it ws 'Badge' and that Clapton liked that name better... or something along those lines...
“Frank & Friends” mix on my IPod. Frank, Dino, Etta, Ella, Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum, etc.