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Originally posted by Jabe11:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
The neighbours blasting a barber shop quartet concert on the radio in their backyard.

It sounds corny to say out loud, but there is talent in the genre and I appreciate the sound...especially minor & 7th chords and the legato.

I fully appreciate the talent and especially the arrangements... just not on a weekend morning when you're looking forward to some peace & quiet in the yard.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
The neighbours blasting a barber shop quartet concert on the radio in their backyard.

It sounds corny to say out loud, but there is talent in the genre and I appreciate the sound...especially minor & 7th chords and the legato.

I fully appreciate the talent and especially the arrangements... just not on a weekend morning when you're looking forward to some peace & quiet in the yard.


It was a quiet Sunday morning at the cottage until some a-hole decided to take off with his plane out front.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
The neighbours blasting a barber shop quartet concert on the radio in their backyard.

It sounds corny to say out loud, but there is talent in the genre and I appreciate the sound...especially minor & 7th chords and the legato.

I fully appreciate the talent and especially the arrangements... just not on a weekend morning when you're looking forward to some peace & quiet in the yard.


It was a quiet Sunday morning at the cottage until some a-hole decided to take off in his plane on our bay.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by steve8:
Fully, Completely - The Tragically Hip

My favourite Hip album. Especially like the song Fifty Mission Cap.


I presume you know the CBC will broadcast live and uninterrupted the Hip's last ever show on August 20? Good for them. Sad and poignant.


Definitely plan to watch it. It's going to be tough to watch though. Just listening to the album is making me all nostalgic and weepy-like.
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by steve8:
Fully, Completely - The Tragically Hip

My favourite Hip album. Especially like the song Fifty Mission Cap.


I presume you know the CBC will broadcast live and uninterrupted the Hip's last ever show on August 20? Good for them. Sad and poignant.


Definitely plan to watch it. It's going to be tough to watch though. Just listening to the album is making me all nostalgic and weepy-like.


And to watch it with this?
There is some amazing stuff on YouTube. The Yardbirds were on a French TV show in 1968. I just finished listening to "Dazed and Confused" and am now listening to "Train Kept Rolling" which has a guitar intro that is now in the middle of Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused performances. "Goodnight Sweet Josephine" isn't that interesting though.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Van Morrison, Magic Time.

Can't think of a Van Morrison album that I don't love, and he's recorded a lot of albums.


His recordings are sheer greatness. That said, he should no longer be doing live concerts IMO.

+1 We saw him about a year ago and it was without question the most disappointing live show we have ever been to. Either faced away from the audience or looked at his shoes, inarticulately mumbling lyrics and was off the stage in about one hour. A crying shame because C is, like Seaquam, a huge admirer of his recorded music.
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Van Morrison, Magic Time.

Can't think of a Van Morrison album that I don't love, and he's recorded a lot of albums.


His recordings are sheer greatness. That said, he should no longer be doing live concerts IMO.

+1 We saw him about a year ago and it was without question the most disappointing live show we have ever been to. Either faced away from the audience or looked at his shoes, inarticulately mumbling lyrics and was off the stage in about one hour. A crying shame because C is, like Seaquam, a huge admirer of his recorded music.


A shame, because his live album It's Too Late to Stop Now is awesome.
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Van Morrison, Magic Time.

Can't think of a Van Morrison album that I don't love, and he's recorded a lot of albums.


His recordings are sheer greatness. That said, he should no longer be doing live concerts IMO.


+1 We saw him about a year ago and it was without question the most disappointing live show we have ever been to. Either faced away from the audience or looked at his shoes, inarticulately mumbling lyrics and was off the stage in about one hour. A crying shame because C is, like Seaquam, a huge admirer of his recorded music.




"Either faced away from the audience or looked at his shoes, inarticulately mumbling lyrics..." would apply accurately to Dylan's poorly-attended local concert almost 20 years ago! A great disappointment from an icon of my youth.


So many greats from my younger days have been on the decline for years now. A couple of exceptions seem to be Jagger and The Stones (OK, they don't look so good, but Mick still moves pretty fast and the band doesn't miss a beat) and Leonard Cohen, who bizarrely seems to be just a bit better each time he comes to town.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by VinT:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by wine+art:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Seaquam:
Van Morrison, Magic Time.



"Either faced away from the audience or looked at his shoes, inarticulately mumbling lyrics..." would apply accurately to Dylan's poorly-attended local concert almost 20 years ago! A great disappointment from an icon of my youth.




Keep in mind that Dylan was stoned out of his gourd during many of his performances. Not sure about Van......
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
His recordings are sheer greatness. That said, he should no longer be doing live concerts IMO.

Add to that list: Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett...

Wholeheartedly agree about Dylan, but beg to differ on Tony Bennett. Have had the opportunity to see him a couple times over the last 4-5 years and he has always shined.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
His recordings are sheer greatness. That said, he should no longer be doing live concerts IMO.

Add to that list: Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett...

Wholeheartedly agree about Dylan, but beg to differ on Tony Bennett. Have had the opportunity to see him a couple times over the last 4-5 years and he has always shined.

I've seen him half a dozen times over the years, most recently last fall. Hats off to him for still getting out there and putting on a show at the age of 90. But he's now a huge step behind where he was even 3 or 4 years ago. He doesn't have the vocal stamina and strength he used to have - cutting off notes quickly because he can't hold them. He has cut the length of most songs to under 2 minutes (intro, 1 verse, 1 chorus, big finish). And his stage mannerisms are now a series of repeated tics: holding the hands out to the audience with a flourish at the end of every song, etc.

Again, it's remarkable that he's so mentally sharp, that he continues to tour, and that he can sing as well as he does, but he's not the singer/performer he was. For good reason! He's 90!
I get it, and agree he can't hold the notes for as long or perform as long. I guess in my mind I'm comparing him to the others more along the lines of when he "does" sing, what does his voice sound like. Certainly not as much power as he had in the past, but he still sounds great, especially compared to others 20-30 years his junior. At the end of the day you're right - the fact he's able to do what he can do at 90 is amazing.
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Originally posted by haggis:
Nothing! My amp crapped out Frown It's in the shop. I hope it's an easy repair!


Amp... You do realize how many people you just lost. Wink

I'm seeing Crown tube equipment. Razz


Haha, really! My kids have NO idea. But, when it's up and running, they say "OMG! I never heard all those other layers in the music."

Not tubes, unfortunately. Maybe in the future. Are you a tube guy?
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by haggis:
Nothing! My amp crapped out Frown It's in the shop. I hope it's an easy repair!


Amp... You do realize how many people you just lost. Wink

I'm seeing Crown tube equipment. Razz


Haha, really! My kids have NO idea. But, when it's up and running, they say "OMG! I never heard all those other layers in the music."

Not tubes, unfortunately. Maybe in the future. Are you a tube guy?


I was until a couple of years ago.

Crown and Klipsch heritage floor standing three way corner speakers.
Michael Kiwanuka's new album Love & Hate. Album of the year so far for me. I see so many influences in this talented musician: Richie Havens, Bill Withers, Gary Clark, and even Randy Newman. This album seems to reach back to the past yet remains fresh and new. Retro sound with some fuzz. So solid. Very well produced also (Danger Mouse). Glad Looking forward to seeing him in NYC in Nov.
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
Locking my road trip playlist down:

- Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream

- Smashing Pumpkins, Machina I & II

- Radiohead, Ok Computer

- Radiohead, In Rainbows

- Pearl Jam, Vitalogy

- Civil Twilight, Story of an Immigrant (Highly recommended)


Saving the PJ for the ride from Reno to Tahoe I hope Cool
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by haggis:

John Mayall


I think there is a John Mayall live available on Amazon Prime right now fwiw....


You gotta free me
'cause I can't give the best
Unless I got room to move.

Thanks for the reminder. Playing it loud right now. Looking for a harmonica...

PH


Love it! Going through a bunch of Mayall stuff today and tonight. It's amazing all the names who played with him.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Steely Dan - Citizen Dan

The first half - mostly the first 3 albums. Makes for good running tunes.


My favourite American band - never new this existed. Have all the albums but see that some singles not included on albums are on this. And no doubt the sound is much better than it is on vinyl. Hmmmm, Christmas is coming.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Steely Dan - Citizen Dan

The first half - mostly the first 3 albums. Makes for good running tunes.

My favourite American band - never new this existed. Have all the albums but see that some singles not included on albums are on this. And no doubt the sound is much better than it is on vinyl. Hmmmm, Christmas is coming.

I think purists might have this to say about your vinyl statement:

But yeah, this box set is both comprehensive and very well mastered. I recall that my early Steely Dan CDs were almost unlistenable: thin and shrill.

Here's some info:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Steely_Dan

Also: I don't know why I always call it Citizen Dan, when the title is actually Citizen Steely Dan. Apparently I think Citizen Dan is a better title.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Steely Dan - Citizen Dan

The first half - mostly the first 3 albums. Makes for good running tunes.


I couldn't run fast enough to get away from their music. I guess our musical tastes diverge on this one. Wink

Bman, it's not the vinyl that makes Steely Dan sound bad. Favourite American band??? Eek
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Steely Dan - Citizen Dan

The first half - mostly the first 3 albums. Makes for good running tunes.


I couldn't run fast enough to get away from their music. I guess our musical tastes diverge on this one. Wink

Bman, it's not the vinyl that makes Steely Dan sound bad. Favourite American band??? Eek


I am with Steve - big time on this one.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Steely Dan - Citizen Dan

The first half - mostly the first 3 albums. Makes for good running tunes.


I couldn't run fast enough to get away from their music. I guess our musical tastes diverge on this one. Wink

Bman, it's not the vinyl that makes Steely Dan sound bad. Favourite American band??? Eek


I am with Steve - big time on this one.


Yes, favourite American band. One of the few bands whose music I never switch from when it comes on the radio.
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Steely Dan - Citizen Dan

The first half - mostly the first 3 albums. Makes for good running tunes.


I couldn't run fast enough to get away from their music. I guess our musical tastes diverge on this one. Wink

Bman, it's not the vinyl that makes Steely Dan sound bad. Favourite American band??? Eek

A musician's band for sure. I don't know any of my pro musician friends who don't love the Dan. The intricacy of their arrangements and voicings, the poetry and humour of their lyrics, the high level of musicianship... But they are without a doubt a cerebral experience, and not at all emotional. And I understand why some people dislike them.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Steely Dan - Citizen Dan

The first half - mostly the first 3 albums. Makes for good running tunes.


I couldn't run fast enough to get away from their music. I guess our musical tastes diverge on this one. Wink

Bman, it's not the vinyl that makes Steely Dan sound bad. Favourite American band??? Eek

A musician's band for sure. I don't know any of my pro musician friends who don't love the Dan. The intricacy of their arrangements and voicings, the poetry and humour of their lyrics, the high level of musicianship... But they are without a doubt a cerebral experience, and not at all emotional. And I understand why some people dislike them.


They were easily the tightest, most together band I've ever seen. Effortless, really, which is not surprising since Becker and Fagan have been together forever, though not sure for how long the band we saw has been with them. And the Danettes were almost equally impressive, each of them could pretty much carry a show on her own, methinks. Plus, as Sunnylea says, the repartee between tunes was a real hoot, especially when Walter Becker went into a 3 minute plus steam of consciousness monologue on the history of the band and the meaning of some of their songs. Pure gold for a real fan!
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
The intricacy of their arrangements and voicings, the poetry and humour of their lyrics, the high level of musicianship...


You forgot over-production and sterility. Razz


I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Rush.........

Though you forgot to mention their pretentious lyrics! Razz
bman - ^^

BTW, most of the Dan touring band has been with them for 13-16 years. They are all in demand players, and at the top of their game on their respective instruments.

Just google Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), or Walt Weiskopf (sax). Or any of the others.

Steve8, I get that you don't care for them, but calling them over-produced? The arrangements are about as tight and spare as they get. If you really listen to the arrangements, the syncopation and rhythmic interplay between the instruments is fantastic. Every note has its place. And the result is often very funky.