My 8 yo is getting her grove on Alexa....

Hand clap, Fits and the Tantrums
Hey mama, Nicki Minaj
Feeling still, Portugal the man
You give love a bad name, Bon Jovi
Havana, Camilla cabello
That's what I like, Bruno Mars
Believer/ Thunder, Imagine Dragons

Etc.
On a bit of a John Prime jag over the past day or so. Seeing him again (for the 15th? time) at Wolf Trap this summer. An American treasure.

PH
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Originally posted by haggis:
I'm on a bit of a Tinariwen kick today. Just listened to their amazing Elwan album.


Such good stuff. African blues by those who have a right to play it. I get shivers listening to this. So visceral. Wish I had a clue on the lyrics, but not necessary to appreciate.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by haggis:
I'm on a bit of a Tinariwen kick today. Just listened to their amazing Elwan album.


Such good stuff. African blues by those who have a right to play it. I get shivers listening to this. So visceral. Wish I had a clue on the lyrics, but not necessary to appreciate.

PH


The CDs have booklets with some translations. And I think their website does, too.

They are doing a summer tour in the US and Canada, by the way.
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by haggis:
I'm on a bit of a Tinariwen kick today. Just listened to their amazing Elwan album.


Such good stuff. African blues by those who have a right to play it. I get shivers listening to this. So visceral. Wish I had a clue on the lyrics, but not necessary to appreciate.

PH


The CDs have booklets with some translations. And I think their website does, too.

They are doing a summer tour in the US and Canada, by the way.


Yeah, they'll be here at the end of July at the Warner. Will definitely go.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by haggis:
I'm on a bit of a Tinariwen kick today. Just listened to their amazing Elwan album.


Such good stuff. African blues by those who have a right to play it. I get shivers listening to this. So visceral. Wish I had a clue on the lyrics, but not necessary to appreciate.

PH


The CDs have booklets with some translations. And I think their website does, too.

They are doing a summer tour in the US and Canada, by the way.


Yeah, they'll be here at the end of July at the Warner. Will definitely go.

PH


Pulled up Sastanàqqàm for my grandkids after dinner tonight. Was funny to watch them. They couldn't help moving to the music. Some music is like this. If you can listen to it and not move, your aren't really living.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by haggis:
I'm on a bit of a Tinariwen kick today. Just listened to their amazing Elwan album.


Such good stuff.

PH


+1
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by haggis:
I'm on a bit of a Tinariwen kick today. Just listened to their amazing Elwan album.


Such good stuff. African blues by those who have a right to play it. I get shivers listening to this. So visceral. Wish I had a clue on the lyrics, but not necessary to appreciate.

PH


The CDs have booklets with some translations. And I think their website does, too.

They are doing a summer tour in the US and Canada, by the way.


Yeah, they'll be here at the end of July at the Warner. Will definitely go.

PH


Pulled up Sastanàqqàm for my grandkids after dinner tonight. Was funny to watch them. They couldn't help moving to the music. Some music is like this. If you can listen to it and not move, your aren't really living.

PH


That's awesome!
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
The Chieftains - The Wide World Over.


I worked as a roadie at a Chieftains show in Toronto several decades ago. One of their roadies told us that the last night of each tour the guys hired a hooker for the Chieftain who always wore glasses and a tie and jacket. Makes a good story, at least!
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Originally posted by bman:
Makes a good story, at least!


Even if it's not true, as one of my law professors told me, never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Nessun Dorma radio station from Pandora. Every time Andrea Bocelli comes on I'm reminded of the boy bands from the 90s that don't really play any instruments.
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by I.U. Hoosier:
Van Morrison Astral Weeks

Great album by a great artist

Always on my top 10 list, often on my top 5.

Right now, Magical Mystery Tour.
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Originally posted by steve8:
John Prine - Great Days Anthology

Trying to resist the urge to slit my wrists.


Try not to put any holes in your arms or you'll be like Daddy......
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Originally posted by steve8:
John Prine - Great Days Anthology

Trying to resist the urge to slit my wrists.


Don't do it, steve8! He can be a little melancholy though... Wink Fish and whistle!

PH
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Originally posted by Napacat:
The Decemberists. Never heard of them...Like their sound.


I do, too. Glad someone else has discovered them.
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Originally posted by Chard:
Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco


That and a double espresso will get you going for your day! Smile
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Chard:
Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco


That and a double espresso will get you going for your day! Smile


Indeed, we finally have a little spring in our step here in Southwestern Ontario. Music should compliment the weather.
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
The Decemberists. Never heard of them...Like their sound.


I do, too. Glad someone else has discovered them.


Any group that likes Morrissey is ok with me. They have a cool sound. The song The Rake is great...albeit disturbing.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
The Decemberists. Never heard of them...Like their sound.


I do, too. Glad someone else has discovered them.


Any group that likes Morrissey is ok with me. They have a cool sound. The song The Rake is great...albeit disturbing.


Not only do they like Morrissey, but they channel Fairport Convention and Pentangle. All good! If you like The Decemberiss, then give "Offa Rex" a listen. I think you'll like them.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
The Decemberists. Never heard of them...Like their sound.

Ditto. That might be the first post of yours I've agreed with. Razz
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Originally posted by Chard:
Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco

Great album. Check out Passion, grace and fire by same.
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
The Decemberists. Never heard of them...Like their sound.

Ditto. That might be the first post of yours I've agreed with. Razz


I’ll take it...you’ll come around!
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
The Decemberists. Never heard of them...Like their sound.


I do, too. Glad someone else has discovered them.


Any group that likes Morrissey is ok with me. They have a cool sound. The song The Rake is great...albeit disturbing.


Not only do they like Morrissey, but they channel Fairport Convention and Pentangle. All good! If you like The Decemberiss, then give "Offa Rex" a listen. I think you'll like them.


Thanks haggis...will check them out.
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
The Decemberists. Never heard of them...Like their sound.


I do, too. Glad someone else has discovered them.


Any group that likes Morrissey is ok with me. They have a cool sound. The song The Rake is great...albeit disturbing.


Not only do they like Morrissey, but they channel Fairport Convention and Pentangle. All good! If you like The Decemberiss, then give "Offa Rex" a listen. I think you'll like them.


Saw the Decemberists along with Andrew Bird and Band of Horses in the Hollywood Bowl in 2007. Epic concert with the full LA Phil playing back-up.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Charley Crockett - Lonesome as a Shadow


Didn't know that he made a new album. What did you think? I've seen him open up for the Turnpike Troubadours a couple of times. Wasn't blown away, but I also don't think his music is meant to blow you away. Pretty soulful kid.
at first i couldnt get over the twangy slide guitar and rinky-tink country piano, but his soul kept pulling me back in. I've listened to it at least 6 times this week and really taking a liking to it.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Music from The American Epic Sessions

Really loving this right now.


love this. listened to it at least 4 times yesterday.

Houses of the Holy this morning.
Donald Fagen - I.G.Y.

A LOOONG time since I heard this. HAD to be the favorite song of Elon Musk as a kid.
The The - Uncertain Smile

Has to be the best outro I have heard; more than half of a 7 minute song.
Haven't stopped listening to Cody Jinks since I saw him a couple of weeks ago. I've been digging this kind of country music. No pop songs in his repertoire. Just rocking the guitar, drinking a beer, and sticking his middle finger out to the world.
"This is America" by Childish Gambino.

If you're of the "rap is stupid" set:

1. Watch the music video (easy to find).
2. Pause for a minute to think about what you saw.
3. Read an explanation about it (here's a pretty good one: Clicky).
4. Watch the video again.

If you're REALLY of the 'rap is stupid" set, skip steps 1 and 2.
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Just dropped, first new music in 5 years. Very slow and mellow, not what I was expecting.
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Originally posted by indybob:
"This is America" by Childish Gambino.

If you're of the "rap is stupid" set:

1. Watch the music video (easy to find).
2. Pause for a minute to think about what you saw.
3. Read an explanation about it (here's a pretty good one: Clicky).
4. Watch the video again.

If you're REALLY of the 'rap is stupid" set, skip steps 1 and 2.


Very interesting and gripping video, though pretty sure I missed most of the symbolism until I read the explanation.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Ry Cooder


Coming to Massey Hall June 26!

Yeah, I tried to get tix and by the time I got online there were only crappy seats left. Very sad. Tempted to go the StubHub route...

Glad I saw him with Little Village at Massey years ago (Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner).
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Ry Cooder


Coming to Massey Hall June 26!

Yeah, I tried to get tix and by the time I got online there were only crappy seats left. Very sad. Tempted to go the StubHub route...

Glad I saw him with Little Village at Massey years ago (Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner).


I may have mentioned previously that I worked a few gigs as a roadie in the early 80s. One of those was for a Ry Cooder Show - including John Hiatt - at Con Hall.
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Originally posted by bman:
...including John Hiatt...


Good timing. Just finished a afternoon of Hiatt and Hiatt covers an hour or so ago. Including the final song, a cover of Crossing Muddy Waters done beautifully by I'm With Her.

If I've heard a more heartbreaking song recently, I can't recall it. Wistful on first listen, but if you know the backstory it's downright depressing. And beautiful.

PH
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Glad I saw him with Little Village at Massey years ago (Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner).


Sorry I never saw that show. Love that album they did.

Cooder...a very talented musician but much of his (solo) music leaves me cold.
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Glad I saw him with Little Village at Massey years ago (Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner).


Sorry I never saw that show. Love that album they did.

Cooder...a very talented musician but much of his (solo) music leaves me cold.

I could (and do) listen to Get Rhythm regularly. I've listened to his new disc twice now and it's a bit of a yawner. Some of it reminded me of recent albums by Mark Knopfler. He sounds like he's about to nod off.

Mrs. S and I were talking about Knopfler the other day and she said he's become the classic rock version of Perry Como... or the Eugene Levy version of Perry Como:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqwHMiJdIqU
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by bman:
...including John Hiatt...


Good timing. Just finished a afternoon of Hiatt and Hiatt covers an hour or so ago. Including the final song, a cover of Crossing Muddy Waters done beautifully by I'm With Her.

If I've heard a more heartbreaking song recently, I can't recall it. Wistful on first listen, but if you know the backstory it's downright depressing. And beautiful.

PH

Just listened to their version. Haunting.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:

Haunting.


Good description, sunny. Do you know the backstory on the song's genesis?

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:

Haunting.


Good description, sunny. Do you know the backstory on the song's genesis?

PH

Just noticed this. I don’t know the story, PH. Fill me in.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:

Haunting.


Good description, sunny. Do you know the backstory on the song's genesis?

PH

Just noticed this. I don’t know the story, PH. Fill me in.


First time I heard this, I just figured it was about a woman leaving a man. Turns out the inspiration for the song was that Hiatt's first wife committed suicide shortly after the birth of his daughter. Brings a whole new level of sadness to the song. Listen to it again, and the lyrics become more haunting.

PH

Stand By Me

Sept. 10, 1972, live at Osaka, Japan

Led Zeppelin

 

Great song, great band, great version, but variable quality in the recording. Might be from pirated tape.

vinoevelo posted:

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

I was just a few days ago that it was time to listen to this and Surf's Up again....

robsutherland posted:

Went down the rabbit hole of Shatner spoken word. Lucy in the Sky, Strawberry Fields, Rocket Man, Common People...

that's a deep hole.   my favourite is still rocket man.

Jake Bugg.  An amazing young English singer/songwriter.  His first CD "Jake Bugg" (released in 2012) has lots of early electric Dylan, Donovan, Beatles.  Highly recommended.  His second CD is not as "fresh," but still worth a listen.

Joey. Monk. Live!  

Fantastic tribute to Thelonious Monk by the young talent, Joey Alexander and his trio. Live recording from Jazz at Lincoln Center.

How about my 9 yo daughter turning me on to music?  She calls out Ocean Man by Ween, and I listen and its my theme song, literally.  Now were listening to The Mollusk.  If i never had kids, I'd have a hole in my heart as big as the Mons Olympus that I'd never even known existed.

Audioslave station on Pandora. There is a nice mix of Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog sprinkled in. Damn, I miss Chris Cornell.

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I am by no means a religious or spiritual person; however, I am amazed by some of the music that Dylan was putting out during his "Christian phase."  I attended a few concerts during those years.  I did not like the Christian message, but loved the energy.  His mid- to late-1981 concerts were an interesting mix of Christian stuff and his earlier "secular" songs.  This is to say that I am finally getting up the nerve to listen to the Sony/Columbia "Bootleg Series Vol. 13" of Dylan releases.  I have to say that it is fascinating.  This is brilliant.  Penn Jillette (the magician, comedian, etc.) wrote very moving notes for this release.  I don't agree with all his points, but they are interesting, heartfelt, and personal.  I heartily recommend either the 2-CD version or, if you are a Dylan enthusiast, the Deluxe version (8 CDs plus a DVD).   Again, I am not a religious person, but this is powerful musical art.

Near constant music since waking today... (making up for lost time not listening the past week?)

Beethoven “Pathetique” sonata; Daniel Barenboim

The Stones

Buffalo Springfield / CSN&Y / Neil Young 

(mix) The Doors, Petty, Eagles, Janis, Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, etc

Mendelssohn Overtures; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

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Courtesy of the movie soundtracks thread - Dead Presidents Soundtrack.  Not tha I forgot how good it was, but man I need to get more of this in my life.  again.

jcocktosten posted:

Could someone explain Florence and the Machine to me? Bad music and annoying voice equals yuck to me

Agree except for Dog Days. Great tune.  But why doesn't Florence ever wear pants?  

jcocktosten posted:

Could someone explain Florence and the Machine to me? Bad music and annoying voice equals yuck to me

Agreed.  I’ve listened to her with open ears, but it’s just not for me.

Rothko posted:

Al Stewart

Happens to be a big wine guy and was a regular poster on Parker's board when I followed it years ago.

Sean Rowe

Some pretty good folk songwriting and a powerful and wonderful salt of the earth baritone voice. Perfect rainy day at work music. 

Behind the Wall of Sleep

The Smithereens 

Remembering Pat Dinizio on what would have been his birthday. Great memories of them playing our college parties before hitting it 

steve8 posted:

The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

I spend a lot of time on the deck drinking wine with my good buddy/nextdoor neighbor, and all we do is take turns playing (and then arguing about) songs on Spotify and inevitably he plays a song or two off this album every single time. I’ve learned to enjoy it. Craig Finn is on tour with one of my favorite artists (Brian Fallon). Not sure if they are making it out to Montreal, but it’ll be a great show if you can catch it.

Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers

So far, it's not one of his stronger efforts. Then again, I've only given it one listen and his stuff often sneaks up on you after a few listenings.

Prince- Piano & A Microphone

From the earlier years (1983). Some good previously unreleased tunes from the vault. What a genius. As much as I love his music it makes me melancholy now to listen. Such a loss.

Mendelssohn overtures; Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra. (Deutsche Gramophone)...  very long time favorite background music (though obviously mood dependent.)

the last shadow puppets - the age of understatement album. it inspires me to write fresh texts for my work

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