DirecTV 838 - Reality Bites ('90s). I've long since decided I'm going to be that guy when I get old grow up. It's on XM22 (Pearl Jam radio) whenever I get the opportunity to drive the Mrs. car.
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Originally posted by NolanE:
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)


I started the new year in the other extreme:

Angela Gheorghiu "Homage to Maria Callas" CD
Joan Sutherland "The Art of the Prima Donna" CDs
Leontyne Price "The Blue Album" CD

Playing back-to-back-to-back for the second time as I write this.

FYI, When I read your post I started going "Cash Rules Everything Around Me" (C.R.E.A.M)... now back to listening to some more arias. ;-)
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Originally posted by steve8:
Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man


Been listening to this for a while. I think I want to see her live now. This album's better than the last, for me.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
SRV


Best - ever. Cool


Love him, one of my favorites...I was lucky to see him, must have been in '85 or '86.

Best ever? You mean your 'sentimental favorite.'
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
SRV


Best - ever. Cool


Love him, one of my favorites...I was lucky to see him, must have been in '85 or '86.

Best ever? You mean your 'sentimental favorite.'


Nope, I mean best ever. My opinion, of course, but as a famous coach once said - "I don't know if he's in a class by himself, but it sure don't take long to call roll."
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
SRV


Best - ever. Cool


Love him, one of my favorites...I was lucky to see him, must have been in '85 or '86.

Best ever? You mean your 'sentimental favorite.'


Nope, I mean best ever. My opinion, of course, but as a famous coach once said - "I don't know if he's in a class by himself, but it sure don't take long to call roll."


I'm right there with you on Stevie Ray. Check out Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys. Obviously influenced by SRV and Santana.
'Best ever' is tough to call for me. I love Stevie. With the tabs, I could never get the 1st four measures of Empty Arms to sound anything resembling his intro. He never went far passed three chords, however, so I can only compare him to other great blues guitarist: Clapton, Beck, Steve Morse, Doc Watson (ok, bluegrass), Robert Johnson and all the delta and chicago guys.

I saw Leo Kottke play in person...and I was amazed all of those sounds could come out of one guitar. As a guitar player, it was very humbling. The guitarist for his opening act, Tuck and Patty, was also incredible.

For me, for electric guitar players, the conversation stops and ends with Hendrix...the guy changed the way an electric guitar is played and set the standards that are still relevant.

Best ever....I can't say. I've heard too many jazz or flamenco virtuoso guitarists I can't even name (except Paco). Maybe Andres Segovia...to play finger-style classical, IMHO, makes practically all other genre seem like childs play.
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
'Best ever' is tough to call for me. I love Stevie. With the tabs, I could never get the 1st four measures of Empty Arms to sound anything resembling his intro. He never went far passed three chords, however, so I can only compare him to other great blues guitarist: Clapton, Beck, Steve Morse, Doc Watson (ok, bluegrass), Robert Johnson and all the delta and chicago guys.

I saw Leo Kottke play in person...and I was amazed all of those sounds could come out of one guitar. As a guitar player, it was very humbling. The guitarist for his opening act, Tuck and Patty, was also incredible.

For me, for electric guitar players, the conversation stops and ends with Hendrix...the guy changed the way an electric guitar is played and set the standards that are still relevant.

Best ever....I can't say. I've heard too many jazz or flamenco virtuoso guitarists I can't even name (except Paco). Maybe Andres Segovia...to play finger-style classical, IMHO, makes practically all other genre seem like childs play.


+1
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Chopin.
Cool
My favorite piano composer who wrote beautiful, emotion-driven works. So glad my daughter is building her repertoire with his pieces. I only wish I had the time and talent to play these.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
WTC on harpsichord

Great idea! I haven't listened to Bach on harpsichord in a while; I will probably play that today. The hard part will be deciding which interpretation to play: Leonhardt, Asperen, Suzuki, Landowska, etc...probably will play Landowska.

Which one were you playing?
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Originally posted by JAR:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
WTC on harpsichord

Great idea! I haven't listened to Bach on harpsichord in a while; I will probably play that today. The hard part will be deciding which interpretation to play: Leonhardt, Asperen, Suzuki, Landowska, etc...probably will play Landowska.

Which one were you playing?


I have Kenneth Gilbert but would be interested in hearing about the others.

I'm listening to it played by Richter on piano this morning. We're getting a real piano and I'm determined to play some of the WTC when we get it. I've been working on the Bflat minor p&f from book 1 which I think I can do, so it's interesting to hear how it's played.

I'm also spiraling into a phase of Bach obsession (happens not too infrequently here) because of this and starting in on Godel Escher Bach again.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by JAR:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
WTC on harpsichord

Great idea! I haven't listened to Bach on harpsichord in a while; I will probably play that today. The hard part will be deciding which interpretation to play: Leonhardt, Asperen, Suzuki, Landowska, etc...probably will play Landowska.

Which one were you playing?


I have Kenneth Gilbert but would be interested in hearing about the others.

I'm listening to it played by Richter on piano this morning. We're getting a real piano and I'm determined to play some of the WTC when we get it. I've been working on the Bflat minor p&f from book 1 which I think I can do, so it's interesting to hear how it's played.

I'm also spiraling into a phase of Bach obsession (happens not too infrequently here) because of this and starting in on Godel Escher Bach again.


I also love Richter's WTC. As for the WTC's, I also often enjoy the piano versions by Hewitt, Schiff and Bernard Roberts.

Congratulations on your piano acquisition. I always wanted to learn to play the piano, but I always end up with an excuse not to take any lessons. BTW, I've never read the Godel Escher Bach book; I might give it a try.

Like you, I quite often get into a "bach obsession". For example, I just recently bought Rachel Podger version of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin, which happens to be my seventh version of these works.
Another example of my obsession with bach, I just put on the CD player Busoni's Bach Transcription played by Demidenko (Hyperion Label). I know, technically this is not Bach, but I'm currently listening to the Chaconne in D Minor transcription (after Partita #2 for Solo Violin). Big Grin
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Originally posted by JAR:


I also love Richter's WTC. As for the WTC's, I also often enjoy the piano versions by Hewitt, Schiff and Bernard Roberts.


I have the new Schiff one. I was crushed when I found out he performed bk 2 live in Chicago this fall and I didn't know about it.

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Congratulations on your piano acquisition. I always wanted to learn to play the piano, but I always end up with an excuse not to take any lessons. BTW, I've never read the Godel Escher Bach book; I might give it a try.

Like you, I quite often get into a "bach obsession". For example, I just recently bought Rachel Podger version of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin, which happens to be my seventh version of these works.


Well, with 7 versions of something you win! I have 5 recordings of a few things, but the most I have for any Bach is 4 for the B-minor mass.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by JAR:


I also love Richter's WTC. As for the WTC's, I also often enjoy the piano versions by Hewitt, Schiff and Bernard Roberts.


I have the new Schiff one. I was crushed when I found out he performed bk 2 live in Chicago this fall and I didn't know about it.

I've been wanting to buy his new version, I just haven't done it yet. I just have his original interpretation. Once I decide to buy it, I might as well get his new version of the Partitas and Goldberg Variations.

I've never seen/heard Schiff live, but I would love to attend one of his recitals. I didn't know that he had a US tour this year. If he was coming to Houston this year, I bet I already missed him. Frown
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Originally posted by JAR:

Like you, I quite often get into a "bach obsession". For example, I just recently bought Rachel Podger version of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin, which happens to be my seventh version of these works.


I'm listening to the Milstein recording of these now. Which ones do you have and which ones do you really like?
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by JAR:

Like you, I quite often get into a "bach obsession". For example, I just recently bought Rachel Podger version of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin, which happens to be my seventh version of these works.


I'm listening to the Milstein recording of these now. Which ones do you have and which ones do you really like?


I love Milstein's DG recording. I have never heard his 1950's recording with EMI, but many people prefer the EMI version over his later DG version.

Here are the recording that I have of the Violin Sonatas and Partitas in descending order of preference:

1. Szeryg
2. Fischer (Modern, but love playing this SACD in my PS3)
3. Milstein (DG recording)
4. Grumiaux
5. Podger (Historical Informed Recording with no vibrato)
6. Tetzlaff (his first 1993 Recording)
7. Perlman (Too modern for me and hardly ever play this one; may have to give it away)

BTW, I also have Hilary Hahn's sony CD of her partial set and I also like this one as much as Fischer).

Szeryg's rendition is my favorite and I continue to go back to it quite ofter. I was first exposed to Bach's Solo Sonatas and Partitas with this CD, which most certainly drives my preference for this profound and emotional recording.

Sometime in the future, I'm planning on buying Mullova's recent historical informed recording since I'm enjoying Podger's version so much. Smile
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

Big Grin Winner Winner Big Grin


Haha.

Now have Derek & The Dominos playing.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
Bach - a musical offering


Must be a Bach Friday. I have had Bach on since 6:00 AM.

I have been off the last couple of days ( medical) and enjoying a lot of music and movies.

We will see the 70's today, so will grab a book and enjoy the courtyard.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
The Police - Synchronicity


One of the best albums of the '80s. This has stood the test of time pretty well IMHO.
Ice being scraped by one of my neighbors who apparently is leaving his home for the first time today. Those of us who parked outside got to struggle with a coating of almost an eigth of an inch. Slamming a door on the car gets you a cool picture of the metal surface that looks like shattered glass. Eek
had the kazoo song played during the watch kids do something after mr. noodle on elmos world stuck in my head since about 5:17am.

Bang Bang Bang
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by spo:
Waysted - Waysted ep


As in Pete Way's post-UFO band?


Yeah, 2nd release from the early 80s.
It had been a wonderful morning and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Van.

the 9th, to be specific
Orchestral music all morning:

"Choral" (Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic)
"Italian", "Reformation" (John Eliot Gardiner, Wiener Philharmoniker)
"Scottish" (Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic)
Rossini Overtures (Abbado, Chamber Orchestra of Europe)
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
Bach Harpsichord concertos, a horrible mix on a Naxos disc...the low strings barely audible,the high ones drowning out the soloist(s).

Aphilla, know of a better recording? This was bwv 1052, -53, -55, & -56.
Thx, J-


I bought a 3 CD set of them on Archiv. Pinnock and Kenneth Gilbert. Pretty nice.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
Bach Harpsichord concertos, a horrible mix on a Naxos disc...the low strings barely audible,the high ones drowning out the soloist(s).

Aphilla, know of a better recording? This was bwv 1052, -53, -55, & -56.
Thx, J-


I bought a 3 CD set of them on Archiv. Pinnock and Kenneth Gilbert. Pretty nice.

Thanks, Aphilla
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Bank of Horses - The Funeral


this is my mountain biking song. i kick that on nice and loud before hitting the trail. great song.

i'm listening to the Black Keys almost exclusively lately.
Need somebody to help me say it one time!

Who needs Cannibal when you've got Wilson! Love his music! Best screamer of all time too.
Yep and I like it. Some really good tracks. It's weird and all over the place at times, but it was worth the wait...if anything is worth 22 years!
We were talking at the office today about high school and the question "what was your senior class song?" was posed. Mine was "40" by U2 so now I'm listening to War and waxing nostalgic...
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Originally posted by wine+art:
La Traviata


Lyric is doing this next year. We've seen it a few times already, but may go again nonetheless.
My wife said she'd never heard (or couldn't remember hearing) a great version of our national anthem, so I pulled up Whitney Houston's version from the super bowl ('92 maybe?) on youtube.
Don't know what prompted me to do it, but this morning I pulled out an old CD I hadn't listened to in many years-- "Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Greatest Hits."

I cranked up the volume in my car and drove with an almost constant smile for an hour or so. Night Moves, Still the Same, Like a Rock, Hollywood Nights, Roll Me Away, and who in my generation can ever listen to Old Time Rock & Roll without visualizing a young Tom Cruise in his skivvies?

Man, in the '70s and '80s, Seeger pounded out some TUNES! Smile
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Dire Straits


Cool

Sultans of Swing is one of my favourites; saw them live in the early 90's. Excellent show.
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Originally posted by Chard:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Dire Straits


Cool

Sultans of Swing is one of my favourites

One of mine as well.
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Originally posted by Chard:
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now.

I love Joni Mitchell. Ironically, that particular song doesn't do it for me the same way, well, maybe anything off Blue does. Actually, there are several songs off of Clouds I prefer as well. But, still, good choice!
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Originally posted by winetarelli:

maybe anything off Blue does.


Not only her best, but truly epic for the last three generations.

Former15, you are one enlightened son-of-a-gun! Wink
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Tull, Jethro


Walking through forests of palm tree apartments ---
scoff at the monkeys who live in their dark tents
down by the waterhole --- drunk every Friday ---
eating their nuts --- saving their raisins for Sunday.
Lions and tigers who wait in the shadows ---
they're fast but they're lazy, and sleep in green meadows.

Let's bungle in the jungle --- well, that's all right by me.
I'm a tiger when I want love,
but I'm a snake if we disagree
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Gordon Lightfoot


Just might be our first ever G Lightfoot post. Wink Big Grin


Love him and had the pleasure of serving him and his wife a private dinner this past summer.

a little St Germain this morning

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