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Title: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 26, 2007, 07:08:48 PM
Just wondering. My taste in music seems to broaden with every passing year and, unlike my parents, I don't dwell on a particular period of time in my life, exclusively listening to music from that time. If anything, I do the opposite. I feel like I've done that and need to move on - I want something new and fresh. Paradoxically, I'm also finding a new appreciation for music I didn't like at the time it was 'popular'. For instance, I find myself listening to and liking The Smiths, and Talking Heads, lately, among others. Always thought they were crap before.

I've always liked dance music rather than metal. In fact, I hate heavy metal music. Along with country and western music and brass bands, it is the work of Satan - get thee behind me and all that. Terrible. (apologies to all the metalheads out there)

At the moment, I'm liking Fedde Le Grand, The Shins, Mark Ronson, Justin Timberlake, Samim, amongst others. What are you liking? :smiley:

Here's a few songs I like -

http://www.youtube.com/v/lqQv9J1vz4w&rel=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/OtzOg0vHX9o&rel=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/NYE2uzQ4zuA&rel=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/EPR_41pMyGE&rel=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/vqnrkVRC0VI&rel=1

Had a job finding that last one :scratch:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: SamLeeFreak on November 26, 2007, 09:38:32 PM
Oh man, so much stuff. Some top genres would be:

80s/90's hair band type rock
Canto-pop
Chinese Opera

Lately I've been on a Beatles kick, having finally "discovered" them at almost thirty years old   ::)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: sylvrilyn on November 26, 2007, 10:58:23 PM
Hey, Sam, I guess we're about the same age, and I've just decided to collect vinyl.  :P

Hm...I like a lot of different stuff, but mostly I'm listening to classical and instrumental these days, because I find myself too distracted and tired out by vocal music.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delph_ambi on November 27, 2007, 03:17:46 AM
Music... hmm...

Okay, I'm a big fan of stuff from the time of the crusades right up to the Renaissance (Tallis being my top man from that era). I love early opera - Monteverdi - as well as mainstream blockbusting stuff like Wagner. More modern - always got time for people like Nymans, and adore every film score by Morricone.

Outside the classical world, I like early Pink Floyd, early Bowie, all of Muse, much of Goldfrapp, Led Zep (of course), Yes ('fraid so), Love, Linkin Park, Eminem, Roy Orbison, UB40, Kaiser Chiefs, The Carpenters, The Fugees, Ian Dury, Soft Machine, and many others.

I hate most country and western.

From the point of view of performing, I'm in seventh heaven when I'm in the orchestra playing Haydn oatorios, Puccini operas, and anything by Bach or Mendelssohn. Ceilidhs are fun to do too. Late Beethoven quartets. Oh, and Borodin, of course.

I could go on, so I'll shut up.  :yes:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on November 27, 2007, 04:22:24 AM
I'm another one who listens to anything and everything - but, unlike the general consensus here, that even includes country! In fact, some of my favourite singer-songwriters are from the country heritage: Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Joe Ely, John Prine. And I love a well picked bluegrass tune, be it on five string banjo or flat-top guitar.

On the whole, however, I'd say that 99% of my listening is jazz. And of that 99% probably 80% is jazz guitar. At the moment I'm on a gypsy jazz kick and am listening to folks like Django Reinhardt and Birili Lagrene. I also love Wes Montogomery and George Benson (that's early George Benson, that is) and Charlie Christian. Hige fan of tenor sax and clatinet jazz, too. Well, and trumpet and piano.

I have a small but classy  ;) selection of classical CDs and a massive amount of rock. Love Hendrix and Rory Gallagher and Jeff Beck and UFO and... and I love anyone who can tell a good story like Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits.

I can listen to Eva Cassidy all day. Over the years my favourite bands have included Little Feat and New Grass Revival and The Rolling Stones and The E Street Band...

Also love acoustic music, especially old blues for the early/mid 20th century.

One thing I don't do so much is buy new stuff. I fine that I have so many CDs that I'm yet to digest fully that I don't think there'll be time in my lifetine to fully appreciate what I already have.

Interestingly I also have a lot of vinyl I may well be off-loading...

Derek
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 27, 2007, 04:35:34 AM
Wow, quite a diverse mix of tastes there. I wonder why most Americans I know seem to like rock bands over more melodic forms of music. The closest thing I like to that sort of music is RHCP, but I tend to prefer music with a lot of bass, rather than screaming guitars (and long haired lead singers), but that could change yet, I suppose :grin:

Along classical lines, there are a few arias that I like - the flower duet, for example, and I liked some of the Three Tenors stuff from the 90s. On films scores, I liked Hans Zimmer's score for the movie Gladiator. But on the whole I'm not very cultured. Sometimes wish I was, but I'm not. Perhaps if I learned to play an instrument it would give me a key in to appreciate that sort of music more. Do you think that follows, Delph?

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And I love a well picked bluegrass tune, be it on five string banjo or flat-top guitar.

Delboy - have you got any examples of that sort of music you could tell me about? Artists and songs would be good. I can generally find anything I want to listen to online with that info. Just a few would be great. Reason being I'm not sure if I've heard any of that music and I'd like to listen to see if I would like it, thanks. :smiley:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 27, 2007, 04:44:24 AM
As you might deduce from my avatar, I have a big affection for pretentious rock, from King Crimson (of course) and VDGG right through to Radiohead and Muse. But I'm also fond of eccentrics such as the Bonzos (especially Viv), Ivor Cutler and Robert Wyatt. Latest acquisition is Robyn Hitchcock's retrospective box set, I Wanna Go Backwards, which is fantastic. Did I mention Nick Drake? Richard Thompson? Joni Mitchell? Emiliana Torrini? Antony and the Johnsons? Nitin Sawhney? Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? Cesaria Evora? The Dhol Foundation? Anton Bruckner? Ralph Vaughan Williams? Erik Satie? Gyorgy Ligeti? etc.? etc.? Oh, and ANY compilation curated by David Toop.

What instrument(s) do you play, delph?
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: PaulH on November 27, 2007, 05:50:16 AM
I'm another allsorts person, but it tends to be all sorts of rock and pop more than anything else. I'll happily listen to early Iron Maiden, Ac/DC etc. Fave band has to be Rush, Canadian rock trio. They often get lumped in the heavy metal category, but it's more soft rock. They still amaze me after more than 30 years together.

80's music of all sorts gets a frequent airing, love to wallow in nostalgia! I like classical, but I tend to stick with very well known pieces - O Fortuna from Carmina Burana is great to listen to when writing scary scenes!

Not a country fan, nor jazz.

Current albums getting a lot of airplay while I'm writing are anything by Rush, Best of Roxy Music and (bizzarrely!) Betcha Bottom Dollar by the Puppini Sisters. If you've not heard them, try to find them singing Withering Heights, or even better, Panic (yes, the Smiths song) I certainly couldn't believe my ears!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delph_ambi on November 27, 2007, 07:38:59 AM
JonP, may I say what excellent taste you have in music. :yes: King Crimson! Nick Drake! Bruckner! RVW! Ligeti!

I play violin, viola, baroque violin, baroque viola, bass viola da gamba, mandolin (badly), guitar (even worse), piano, harpsichord, etc. Professional performing has been mostly on upper strings. I teach upper strings and piano, and compose once in a blue moon.

Ed, learning an instrument in order to appreciate classical music is not necessary. Best way to appreciate it (as with any kind of music) is to go to live gigs, preferably in offbeat and non-stuffy venues, where you haven't heard of any of the music (listening to a bored orchestra slumming their way through a turgid performance of Beethoven's 5th could put you off for life).

Oh, and download a recording of Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis". Two of my favourite composers in one brilliant package.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 27, 2007, 07:53:35 AM
JonP, may I say what excellent taste you have in music.

Curiously, not many people say that  :D

I play violin, viola, baroque violin, baroque viola, bass viola da gamba, mandolin (badly), guitar (even worse), piano, harpsichord, etc. Professional performing has been mostly on upper strings. I teach upper strings and piano, and compose once in a blue moon.

Wow. I used to play oboe and cor anglais, but gave up years ago. Too much effort keeping up the bloody embouchure.

Oh, and download a recording of Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis". Two of my favourite composers in one brilliant package.

Seconded! The Lark Ascending is pretty cool, too. Although RVW's not just pastoral. The 4th symphony is one of the scariest pieces of music ever written.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delph_ambi on November 27, 2007, 08:42:46 AM
Absolutely (re: lark ascending). I studied (briefly) with Hugh Bean, who made one of the classic recordings.

And yes, agree with you about RVW's 4th. Played it years ago and it bowled me over. Brilliant, scary piece.

Did you ever get to play on an oboe d'amore? (Sort of cross between oboe and cor anglais, for those who don't know what the heck I'm talking about). Glorious sound. One of my favourite instruments. I can't get a note out of any wind instruments, unfortunately, but am full of admiration for people who can. A friend used to play baroque oboe. Horribly difficult to play in tune. Well, it was when she played...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: starktheground on November 27, 2007, 09:27:41 AM
This is almost as bad as saying I don't like tea . . . My favorite form of music is heavy metal. I love the raw energy of it. My roots are in punk rock, but I've drifted away from it as all that teenage angst has shifted into middle-aged repose. Most people that know me are surprised that I (1) write horror and (2) listen to heavy metal. I actually find the music inspring, emotionally and (sometimes) intellectually. And there's nothing like being in a mosh pit at a metal show. You can feel the music thumping and pulsating in your body; it's a great release (although it's been awhile since I've been in a mosh pit). As for country: ugh! I live in Texas, so I'm surrounded by it, but I absolutely, positively hate it! Well, that's my two cents. (Don't lynch me!)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 27, 2007, 10:14:16 AM
I studied (briefly) with Hugh Bean, who made one of the classic recordings.

I'm looking for a "we are not worthy" smiley, but I can't find one. I am very impressed!

Did you ever get to play on an oboe d'amore?

Sadly, no. I've got a lovely recording of Leon Goossens playing one somewhere.

Oh, and stark, don't be ashamed of HM!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: SamLeeFreak on November 27, 2007, 10:43:55 AM
To Ed:
Dude, you guys gave us the Beatles. What did you expect to happen?  ;)
On a serious note, I think part of it is that we see rock music as "ours" hence there is a pride factor. Then we find out that our favorite singer is from the UK and go into culture shock.
As for me, it's the music that turned me onto music. Back in middle school I discovered Mtv (back when it played music) and fell deeply, madly in love with Guns N' Roses. I wanted to BE Axe Rose. Only, you know, not batshit crazy. Classical music can be amazing, but it's never made me feel anything like rock has with the noted exception of Chinese opera.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on November 27, 2007, 12:56:11 PM
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As for country: ugh! I live in Texas, so I'm surrounded by it, but I absolutely, positively hate it!

Stark, I'm envious of you living in Texas. There was a time when just about everybody I listened to seemed to come from Texas. I've already mentioned Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt, but there was Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Fabulous Thunderbirds and - of course - ZZ Top. I used to love ZZ Top.

The old time blues guys - Blind Lemon and T Bone Walker, I think they came from Texas.

Then there's Buddy Holly, of course. And one of my favourite gals: Janis Joplin.

Bus special mention must go to Bill Hicks. When we're talking about what we listen to, my Bill Hicks CDs get spun more often than most of my stuff. He remains one of Del's heroes.

Kind regards,
Derek

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 27, 2007, 02:41:50 PM
Is that Bill Hicks the comedian, Del? Arizona Bay and all that. If so, I'm a big fan of his, too - really wished I knew about him when he came over to the UK to do a few gigs - he did one in Shaftesbury, which is only about 20 miles from me. I would have loved to have seen him live. Do you subscribe to the conspiracy theory about his death being orchestrated? Got to admit pancreatic cancer in a 34 yr old is pretty damn rare, as well as being one of the most aggressive and painful cancers out there. If you were looking to punish somebody, that would be the ultimate disease to give them, if it were possible. But then it's just a ride anyway, right?

JonP - I thought I was the only person who had ever heard of Ivor Cutler. I started a thread about him here a few months ago and got no replies when I posted free download links to his works, including 'Gruts for tea' :grin:

Natalie - I've absolutely no idea what Chinese opera would sound like :scratch: Is it lots of mandolin type sounds?

Angela - I love a bit of punk now and then. I've got a few Prodigy singles, was heavily into The Jam at one point. PIL, John Lydon's solo singles, like Rise, etc. I like the energy and the manic quality of his voice. Same goes for Prodigy - Breathe, Firestarter, stuff like that.

Delph - wow - you really are multi talented. I wish I could do half of that :afro: Thanks to the classical tips - I'll see if I can find them.

Paul -
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Puppini Sisters
Que? :scratch: I'll try to find that, too :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 27, 2007, 03:40:27 PM
Ah, Ivor Cutler. Did you see the documentary on him a while back, Looking for Truth With a Pin? I believe it's out on DVD now. My favourite of his is Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol. 2, although that's almost knock-about comedy compared with his more outre stuff. Saw him live once, and he was every bit as good as you'd imagine.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: SamLeeFreak on November 27, 2007, 05:30:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/NRWat2IfPUk&rel=1

I see you're having a bit of trouble posting your flash link, Natalie:

Hit the buuton that looks like this --> (http://www.cafedoom.com/forum/Themes/helios_multi11_rc3_tp/images/bbc/flash.gif) and then you just have to post the http link between the tags - http://www.youtube.com/v/NRWat2IfPUk&rel=1

(Ed ;) )
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 27, 2007, 05:34:22 PM
Yes - that was the first time I had consciously heard of him, TBH. Unusual character, that's for sure. I downloaded a few mp3s of his recordings and played them to my kids - had all of us in stitches :grin:

I bet he was good live.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: SamLeeFreak on November 27, 2007, 05:37:06 PM
Thank you Ed!  :cheers:
I still say computers work by magic, and somebody stole my wand  >:(
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 27, 2007, 05:41:34 PM
No problem :afro: Thanks for the link. I know what you mean, now :smiley:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: starktheground on November 27, 2007, 06:13:04 PM
Derek:

Yeah, a lot of talent has come out of Texas (I guess since it's such a big state)!  :cheesy: If I could move, though, it would be to Arizona. It's stunning out there! I don't know of any musicians from Arizona, though.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: canadian on November 27, 2007, 08:53:10 PM
What a wonderfully eclectic selection of musical tastes in here! Love it. I'll be chasing up a lot of the names in this thread as I've never heard of most of them.

I listen to a wide variety of artists, too. Here's two of my more recent faves:


http://www.youtube.com/v/4KI78874qbU&rel=1
http://www.youtube.com/v/SGTDRztaCCw&rel=1

Hmmm ... looks like I'm having trouble loading my links.  :pissed:

Edit: You missed off &rel=1 from the end of the urls, Donna :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: SamLeeFreak on November 28, 2007, 12:33:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/-b06i9YBmX8&rel=1

One of my absolute favorite songs by one of the greatest Cantonese singers. Enjoy!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 28, 2007, 04:12:42 AM
For the more eclectic tastes among you - have you listened to any music by Nat Baldwin? This is the only vid of 'Only In My Dreams' that I could find, so be prepared for the voice of advertising to interrupt the song at the end:

http://www.youtube.com/v/VmvJoUkDuAU&rel=1

Give him time, he gets weirder -

http://www.youtube.com/v/KIjzkIxxXK4&rel=1

I've got a few of his tracks and find them strangely soothing when I'm in the right mood. Hypnotic. When you're in the wrong mood, though, it could be the trigger you needed to send you off on the rampage with a shotgun :grin:

Natalie - that guy doesn't have a sense of rhythm if you watch his hand clapping at the beginning of his performance, but his singing's OK. Not the sort of thing I go for, but I don't dislike it either :afro:

Donna - I really like both of those. I'll see if I can get hold of a few of their songs.

This is one of the great things about the internet - people being able to share their tastes. It's what first got me online - Napster and then Audiogalaxy. That was great. There was a tiny programme (the satellite) you set running before logging into the site, and then any friends you had on there could send you mp3s they liked so that you could listen to them. Plus there was a big search engine where you could search for and download any songs any of the users had, and there were over 2 million users by the time the RIAA shut then down. It was excellent while it lasted, though :smiley:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 28, 2007, 02:11:19 PM
Ha - Nat Baldwin, thread killer :afro: :grin:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: canadian on November 28, 2007, 03:28:19 PM
The first Nat Baldwin piece wasn't too bad. But the second one ... I could only listen for 1:20! Too much dissonance for me, I'm afraid.

(thanks for fixing my links, Ed)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: SamLeeFreak on November 28, 2007, 03:34:12 PM


Natalie - that guy doesn't have a sense of rhythm if you watch his hand clapping at the beginning of his performance, but his singing's OK. Not the sort of thing I go for, but I don't dislike it either :afro:

He's trying to get the audience to clap along with little success, it seems.. They prefer to spin plastic tubes in the air. It makes a weird noise that substitutes actual clapping  :huh:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 28, 2007, 04:17:59 PM
They prefer to spin plastic tubes in the air. It makes a weird noise that substitutes actual clapping  :huh:

Really? How annoying would that be if you wanted them to clap? :grin:

Donna - yep, he's an acquired taste. But some of his stuff I think is pretty good. That second one is nerve jarring, though, isn't it? :grin:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: canadian on November 28, 2007, 05:09:08 PM
Here's a couple from a darn fine bunch of Canadians, Arcade Fire:

http://www.youtube.com/v/rJDsm1Y4kUk&rel=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/bFFpL6Jj5II&rel=1

Okay, Ed: I added '&rel=1' to the end of both URLs and they're not linking. I must be a complete technophobe!

Ah - I see where you're going wrong. You're copying the url from the address bar rather than the 'embed' link. If you look to the right of the video on youtube you'll see there's a bit that says 'embed' and there's a link in a box with it - copy that and paste it into your message, then cut it down to display just the first http link:

<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="   |-- this bit -->http://www.youtube.com/v/rJDsm1Y4kUk&rel=1 <-- to here --|  "></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rJDsm1Y4kUk&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

I've got the forum set to allow simple html in posts, but for some reason it won't allow this code, which is a shame as it would make life a lot easier. I'll see if there's anything else I can do about it.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 30, 2007, 03:38:20 PM
Love this one -

http://www.youtube.com/v/iB32Qu2OrnU&rel=1
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: canadian on November 30, 2007, 11:22:02 PM
Oh yeah! That's a fabulous tune from Jose Gonzalez. Not a bad TV commercial, either!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Porphyry on December 24, 2007, 11:56:49 AM
Okay, some of your all's lists have left me curious (as in never heard of 'em, but not beyond a listen sort of thing) Kind of weird stretch for me as of late in musical tastes (in as I mostly tend to share your opinions on country music for the most part), but I have been listening to a lot of Townes Van Zant & Bruce Springsteen as of late.

Could give a pretty good scatter on some of the my other faves (Eagles, Ray Charles, Rush, Jethro Tull, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Paul Simon, Soundgarden, STP, Professor Longhair, Don White, The Ramones-- okie, I'll hush, you get the picture); that's all just sort of my two cents in.

 Peace,
Po
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on December 24, 2007, 12:49:00 PM
I like a bit of Paul Simon, too. The only thing that bugs me about him is his lyrics - quite a few of the songs feature words that you think, "well hang on, that makes no sense - I bet he just chose that word because it rhymes." I downloaded his 'Surprise' album the other day, and there are a couple of songs on that album that are great, but a few that leave you scratching your head with the lyrics. :scratch: Probably his best is Gracelend, but there again, he has a few songs that make no sense :huh:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: chaobell on December 27, 2007, 02:16:45 PM
I will listen to just about anything except country or rap, and even bits of those are okay as long as they don't take themselves too seriously.

I love Rush and Pink Floyd dearly, but not when writing--things with vocals mess me up. For writin' tunes, I have a whole pile of $1.99 "sounds of nature" CDs, soundtracks and ambient background noise from various survival horror games (mostly the Silent Hill series), and stuff like Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin and so on.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: PaulH on December 27, 2007, 06:04:28 PM
OMG!!! Two other people who like Rush. I never thought I'd find two other people who've heard of them, let alone like them. It's like Christmas all over again  :santa_grin:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on December 27, 2007, 06:14:45 PM
I liked Window Licker by Aphex Twin, but I don't think I've ever heard of anything else by them :scratch:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on December 27, 2007, 07:20:31 PM
them

Er ... him?

Re the comments on Paul Simon earlier, one of my pressies this year (after dropping a few hints) was the box set of all the S&G albums (in nice individual imitation LP covers), and I hadn't realised how many of their tracks I didn't know. Their Greatest Hits was one of my first ever LP purchases (although I hate Greatest Hits packages these days), and I played it to death. But it's great to hear all the oldies in their original context, along with a whole bunch of other stuff that's completely new to me.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on December 27, 2007, 08:54:32 PM
They are a him, is he? I wasn't aware of that - next you'll be telling me the Chemical Brothers is an only child :scratch: :grin:

I downloaded a lot of old S&G songs and sat listening to them, surprised by how many of them I knew once I heard them. :smiley:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on January 12, 2008, 05:58:28 AM
Hard to believe this is just one guy playing an electric accoustic guitar and singing. I loved the original Massive Attack version, but Newton Faulkner just puts so much soul into it, this is one of the few cover versions I actually prefer to the original. Enjoy :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/v/QGLmu4x28VE&rel=1


Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: canadian on January 12, 2008, 06:32:02 PM
Have a listen to this guy ... Scott Deneau ... friend of mine from Guelph, ON. He's got a few CDs out and I never tire of listening to them.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=108792215 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=108792215)

Start with "Barcelona". It rocks ... in a bluesy, folksy kinda way.  :cool:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on January 12, 2008, 06:49:37 PM
I like it :afro: Amazing just how many people there are out there making good music and not profiting as they should from it - mostly because the 'big music' recording industry appears to have their collective head up their collective arse ::)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: canadian on January 13, 2008, 10:19:32 PM
Yeah. I hear ya. Scott could be a BIG star but he's not wired that way. Teaches elementary school kids for a living, has a lovely little family and creates his magic music late at night when everybody's asleep. He nearly died in a car accident about ten years ago. Has a framed, rather small piece, of his old guitar (that was just about all that remained after the crash) hanging on a wall in his house. Took him years before he could play again.

Here's another Canadian singer to check out: Eric Lapointe.

http://www.youtube.com/v/kyjdGtX1TbE&rel

gueule = an appetizer; morsel eaten before a meal

You can find out more about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89ric_Lapointe_(singer)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: aexombie on January 14, 2008, 08:41:24 PM
At the moment I'm listening to vh1.com's -- Vh1 Soul radio.

When I'm writing, I'll switch over to VH1's -- Dark shadows radio...OooOo, or well, there's plenty to choose from.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on January 15, 2008, 04:15:24 AM
Yeah. I hear ya. Scott could be a BIG star but he's not wired that way. Teaches elementary school kids for a living, has a lovely little family and creates his magic music late at night when everybody's asleep. He nearly died in a car accident about ten years ago. Has a framed, rather small piece, of his old guitar (that was just about all that remained after the crash) hanging on a wall in his house. Took him years before he could play again.

That kind of thing can really put your life in perspective. Glad to see he's made such a good recovery.

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Here's another Canadian singer to check out: Eric Lapointe.

http://www.youtube.com/v/kyjdGtX1TbE&rel

gueule = an appetizer; morsel eaten before a meal

You can find out more about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89ric_Lapointe_(singer)

Don't like that one, TBH. Can't understand a word he's saying... well, one or two, but no more :grin:

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on January 15, 2008, 04:22:04 AM
At the moment I'm listening to vh1.com's -- Vh1 Soul radio.

When I'm writing, I'll switch over to VH1's -- Dark shadows radio...OooOo, or well, there's plenty to choose from.

You like the oldies, huh? I listen to VH1 sometimes - but then I end up thinking about all the memories the songs bring up, so I don't get any work done :grin:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: aexombie on January 15, 2008, 07:13:54 AM
Heh, yeah, the oldies are goodies.
There aren't many good oldies radio stations where I live, so I go online and try to find what I enjoyed listening to back home in the States. I also like a lot of new stuff too. Vh1 is good to me. Saved me from the scratching sound of my printer.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Walker on January 15, 2008, 08:56:13 AM
Good 'ol rock and roll takes up the most memory in my ipod, with podcasts and alternative stuff taking up the slack. Speaking of that, my wife and I just picked up tickets for 2 concerts in April. We're seeing Santana (8th row, just right of center) on Thursday the 17th, then the next night-- Friday the 18th-- we're seeing Collective Soul (10th row, center). Can't wait, it's going to be a couple great nights of rock and roll!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: aexombie on January 15, 2008, 04:12:57 PM
hey, that sounds good -- seems like forever since we've been to a concert.  >:(

Good 'ol rock and roll takes up the most memory in my ipod, with podcasts and alternative stuff taking up the slack. Speaking of that, my wife and I just picked up tickets for 2 concerts in April. We're seeing Santana (8th row, just right of center) on Thursday the 17th, then the next night-- Friday the 18th-- we're seeing Collective Soul (10th row, center). Can't wait, it's going to be a couple great nights of rock and roll!

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on January 15, 2008, 05:33:47 PM
The last concert I went to featured Bomb the Bass and Nena Cherry :o
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: PaulH on January 17, 2008, 04:43:51 AM
My last was the Rush 30th anniversary tour three years ago. Did want to go and see Prince at the O2, but poverty prevented it  :'(
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: aexombie on February 02, 2008, 06:04:56 AM
now playing: 'goodbye horses' by Q Lazzarus
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: canadian on February 02, 2008, 10:14:45 AM
http://www.nikkionline.ca/music/

Nikki Yanofsky is an almost 14-year old from Montreal who debuts next week at Carnegie Hall. The link takes you to some recordings done when she was 12! Fabulous voice.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: aexombie on February 03, 2008, 06:56:47 PM
Now playing: 'Touch a touch a me' from the Rocky Horror Show  ::) i love it


http://www.nikkionline.ca/music/

Nikki Yanofsky is an almost 14-year old from Montreal who debuts next week at Carnegie Hall. The link takes you to some recordings done when she was 12! Fabulous voice.

hey she's a gem, love the 'with a little help from my friends' cover. she's got flair. thanks for the link.

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: joneastwood on February 06, 2008, 04:47:26 AM
Last night went to see The Buddy Holly Story in Covent Garden. One of my best mates is playing Buddy at the moment. Well worth a trip if anyone's passing - although I used to live with the guy when he was learning all the songs and woke up every morning to a different Buddy Holly song coming through the wall. All great stuff, but every morning for two weeks is a bit much.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on February 13, 2008, 02:57:23 PM
Yeah, I can imagine :scratch:

Love the video to this song. It's not the kind of music I would normally listen to, but I'm kinda liking this one, which is a tad worrying :grin:

Worth watching whether you like the music or not :afro:

http://www.youtube.com/v/wCAM3C3dpIA&rel=1
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: canadian on February 13, 2008, 07:43:30 PM
That's some serious hillbilly funk! Real toe tappin', politically incorrect stuff. Love it. Thanks for sharing it, Ed. Who's the artist?
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on February 14, 2008, 03:28:26 AM
That's some serious hillbilly funk! Real toe tappin', politically incorrect stuff. Love it. Thanks for sharing it, Ed. Who's the artist?

I think they're called 'Gourd' - glad you liked it - thought you probably would :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on February 14, 2008, 04:21:19 AM
Quote from a friend on another forum:

Quote
Snoop Dawg wrote "Gin & Juice" - I think The Gourds is made up of Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, & Garth Brooks. Cause the version I have on my IPOD is labeled by them.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: joneastwood on February 14, 2008, 06:11:48 AM
If you like parodies, then check out Richard Cheese. Does lounge music versions of popular stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCv2cgIlnHA
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on February 14, 2008, 12:59:51 PM
If you like parodies, then check out Richard Cheese. Does lounge music versions of popular stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/v/KCv2cgIlnHA&rel=1

Oh, I like that :grin: Personal Jesus isn't quite as good as the Big Butts one, though.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on May 15, 2008, 06:29:59 PM
Basement Jaxx make some weird videos...

http://www.youtube.com/v/mLeOiDF99Yo&hl=en

The human faces on the apes are spooky in this one, I think:

http://www.youtube.com/v/a4hFwJm41h4&hl=en

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: evildeadgirl on August 14, 2008, 02:43:05 PM
Everclear, eve 6, green day--pretty common stuff
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on August 14, 2008, 02:54:38 PM
I'm revisiting a few eighties bands that I never bothered buying the albums of, like The Cure and Madness (never really liked them), The Smiths, The Selecter. It's bringing back a few memories, and I'm finding a few new tracks that I actually like. There's not a hell of a lot in the charts that takes my fancy at the moment.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: T.L. Kenworth on August 18, 2008, 10:02:59 AM
I listen to just about anything but a few favs:     80's music
                                                                             Country
                                                                              Pop
                                                                              Christian
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Pharosian on August 20, 2008, 03:11:38 PM
Count me in as another metal fan! Metallica rules!  :dance:

I also like Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, and Rob Zombie, to name a few.

But unlike some metalheads, I contend that for anything to be called "music," it has to have a discernible melody. Making a lot of loud angry noise on a guitar set to screech mode while your mates flail at the drums doesn't cut it. I know, some people think that's what ALL metal music consists of...

Call me schizophrenic (my doctors do), but I also like some classical music: Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, and yes, that Carmina Burana piece by Orff is amazing; and just to throw people off, I've got Alan Parsons, Sarah McLachlan, Enigma, and ZZTop in my collection!

But absolutely, positively NO COUNTRY!  :cool:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: SamLeeFreak on August 20, 2008, 03:30:54 PM
Recently found out that Chinese opera is great for when I'm doing housework. Of course this means that Ying will not want me doing housework around him  :'(


Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on August 20, 2008, 05:41:52 PM
Chinese opera is great

I've always enjoyed Chinese Opera whenever I've been to see it (Beijing, Taipei or London) - I think it's the weird percussion that I love. I have an ehru (sp?) lying around that I bought on a whim in Shanghai, with an instructional DVD. As with most of these things, it hasn't yet emerged from its box.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: michaelknost on October 19, 2008, 06:30:46 PM
Gov't Mule
Derek Trucks Band
Susan Tudeschi
Allman Brothers Band
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Caz on November 30, 2008, 01:19:12 PM
I mostly listen to Planet Rock these days, they play some great stuff on there. I'm even starting to realise what a good band Yes are.
I guess my all time fav's are, The Stranglers, most of the stuff of theirs I've got is on vinyl, The Sex Pistols, though they only did one good album, Pink Floyd and anything with a kick arse tune.

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 30, 2008, 02:50:53 PM
I'm listening to a strange mix of Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Madness (best of), Pavarotti (ultimate collection), Fergie, the soundtrack from Step Up 2 The Streets, The Smiths, Level 42 (World Machine), and selected Madonna tracks. Weird. :scratch:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on November 30, 2008, 03:37:28 PM
Today, whilst rustling up dinner, I listened to Blind Blake followed by Grant Green.

Derek
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: i_abomination on November 30, 2008, 10:31:35 PM
Wow, I expected to see at least someone other than me say Horror Rock.  Can't go wrong with anything off of DieMonsterDie's What Is Shall Always Be album.  The Calabrese, Zombeast, Cancerslug, Everdead, The Rosedales, Big Fucking Skull, The Crimson Ghosts, Blitzkid, The Other, The Staggers, and goddammit I love The Automatons and New Forbidden Dimension.  I also listen to a lot of Psychobilly, but mainly the old british stuff like The Meteors, Demented Are Go, Long Tall Texans, Frantic Flintstones, Coffin Nails, but probably prefer The Matadors over all of 'em.

And of course old Trucker Country, Blue Grass, Rockabilly, and white trash things in general.  And I'll always have time for old British Oi like Cocksparer, Blitz, Angelic Upstarts, Sham 69, Last Resort and the like.  Some American Hardcore like Blood for Blood and Sheer Terror.

Here's a pretty good cross-section of everything I listen to: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=298790664

Yeah... I think I can shut up now.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Caz on December 01, 2008, 01:52:00 PM
And I'll always have time for old British Oi like Cocksparer, Blitz, Angelic Upstarts, Sham 69, Last Resort and the like. 

 The old Oi bands, I'd almost forgotten about that lot. I had some some of their stuff on tape which I played to death whilst driving around in my old MK II Cortina. Happy days.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: SamLeeFreak on December 01, 2008, 08:19:21 PM
Lately I've been on a real Beatles kick. Never was into them before, now I have a bunch of their CDs in the car *lol* So far my favorite is Rubber Soul.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: elay2433 on December 01, 2008, 10:05:43 PM
Hah. My band coverd England Belongs To Me by Cocksparrer - only we changed England to Stockton and rewrote a few lines to make it work for our town.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: i_abomination on December 02, 2008, 02:42:16 AM
hahah, that's a great song, but I've long had an affinity for "Tough Guys"
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Morbid Misery on January 24, 2009, 11:40:24 AM
A nice mix - anything except country and western and Rap.

Favourites include, Metallica, Korn, Everclear, The Doors, U2, Icehouse, Matchbox 20, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, and Snow Patrol.

MM
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on January 24, 2009, 02:44:19 PM
Been listening to UFO all day today, figuring out some of Miochael Schenker's guitar parts for one of my students. But i didn't start on this until I'd written 1200 words first  ::)

Yet somehow it still feels like I've under achieved today.

Del
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on February 05, 2010, 08:28:19 PM
Thread reviver  :afro:

On a bit of a Sidney Samson tip today... I heard this on the radio earlier and thought it might be funny to do a spoof video with riverdance instead of 'riverside', but I see somebody had the same idea before me. The second half of this is funnier than the beginning:

http://www.youtube.com/v/CCffka3UGjs&hl=en_GB&fs=1&

More Riverdance, mo-fo:

http://www.youtube.com/v/WNQ-dEDvZrs&hl=en_GB&fs=1&

Love this acoustic cover of KoL's Use Somebody:

http://www.youtube.com/v/q7P7qB23ZhA&hl=en_GB&fs=1&
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on February 06, 2010, 11:18:16 AM
haha oh dear  :cheesy:

I've just got into Fleet Foxes.  They're the very definition of 'pleasant' and wouldn't normally be the sort of thing I like, but they're also a little sinister, and have a strange Americana country vibe mixed in with their 'medieval-hippies-having-a-funeral-in-the-woods' vibe  :grin: nice to have on when writing!  I've also been listening to Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures quite a lot lately.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Caz on February 06, 2010, 01:14:53 PM
I noticed some posters around the area I live in, they're for a tribute band called, The Kings of Leigh on Sea :grin: cool.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delph_ambi on February 06, 2010, 02:03:20 PM
Brilliant!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: fnord33 on March 17, 2010, 04:05:14 PM
These are a few of my favorites. They're all pretty obscure, completely different and extremely talented.  :smiley:

http://www.myspace.com/diabloswingorchestra

http://www.myspace.com/bobdrakebob

http://www.myspace.com/unknownhinson

http://www.myspace.com/estradasphere

http://www.myspace.com/tujikonorikosolo
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: aexombie on June 30, 2010, 02:49:15 AM
^ hey that diablo swing orchestra, i'd definitely like to see them live.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: shiney on August 11, 2010, 05:52:44 PM
My recent listens have been dominated by WARREN ZEVON, DAX RIGGS and an assortment of cheesy 80's heavy metal!! :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Robert Essig on August 17, 2010, 10:38:31 AM
I was listening to a lot of Muse, then I got into old Snoop Dogg, then back to an all time favorite with Depeche Mode, and now I'm on a Dixyland kick.  Go figure...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delph_ambi on August 17, 2010, 12:36:22 PM
Seriously weird, Robert. Muse, yes. Snoop Dogg, okay. Dixyland, why not. But Depeche Mode? Urrgghh.

This morning the postman delivered a ticket to go and see Muse at Wembley. I'm supposed to hand it on to my son. I want it! *sigh*

I'm going through one of my regular Wagner's Ring Cycle phases at the moment.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on August 17, 2010, 03:10:05 PM
Funny, I never much liked Depeche Mode at the time, but now there are several of their tracks on my iPhone. Particularly like Personal Jesus :afro:

Nothing's really rocking my world at the moment, though I'm listening to and trying to like Paolo Nutini. Bought Neyo's album a while back, and last year belonged to the Black Eyed Peas. Some of that album drove me mental with repetition, though. :idiot:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on August 17, 2010, 06:15:39 PM
I'm really into Jim Moray (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-9wnnSmNvU) at the moment. He gave a shortened version of his last album away with Songlines magazine a couple of months back and it's fab. Listening to it at least once a day. Intending to buy his back catalogue soon, so job done, I guess.

Also going through a whole load of Robyn Hitchcock stuff that I picked up cheap from his online store when they were getting rid of old stock. The man's a genius.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Robert Essig on August 17, 2010, 07:34:35 PM
Seriously weird, Robert. Muse, yes. Snoop Dogg, okay. Dixyland, why not. But Depeche Mode? Urrgghh.

Early Depeche Mode like "People are People" and "Just Can't get Enough" is a bit too poppy for my liking, but they had a hell of a run through the latter 80's and the early 90's.  I didn't get into them until about 5 or 6 years ago.

Then again, only three months ago I would have said Urrrgghh about Snoop Dogg.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: shiney on August 18, 2010, 08:29:49 AM
so far this week it has been:

THE DRONES, CELEBRITY SKIN, GUN CLUB, DEADSY and more damned WARREN ZEVON.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on August 18, 2010, 09:01:13 AM
I've been filling my ears with a German jazz band called Bohren und der Club of Gore, who I may or may not have mentioned before - midnight jazz, very atmospheric stuff.  But then to tip the scales in the other direction I've also been stuffing my lugholes with Unsane, an American noiserock band.  Shouty and evil, mm mmm!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 17, 2010, 03:02:08 AM
I know my taste in music is out of whack with most people on this forum, but I really like this one -- great feel to it. Summery and cheery. Almost reminds me of what it was like to be a teenager :afro:


http://www.mojvideo.com/v/40c09d4b960362d66835

Also like this one a lot, but for different reasons:

http://www.mojvideo.com/v/429eb5b9c280e7fbfa1a

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 17, 2010, 03:16:56 AM
Cee Lo's got a great voice, hasn't he? Loved him in Gnarls Barkley. Who's the other one (I'm really ignorant)?
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: fnord33 on November 17, 2010, 03:26:15 AM
I spent all night last night talking about and listening to music with a friend and among other things I rediscovered my love for pirate metal. I've never really been a fan of metal but I feel a kick coming on. If you are at all interested in fast music I highly recommend checking out the following bands:

Alestorm http://www.amazon.com/Captain-Morgans-Revenge-Alestorm/dp/B000ZOSMZG/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_b

Swashbuckle  http://www.amazon.com/Crewed-Damned-Swashbuckle/dp/B000JMJY4M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1289981671&sr=1-3

Tyr - i think they are technically viking metal, but still good and similar http://www.amazon.com/Light-Northern-Star-Tyr/dp/B0021UDJN2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1289981438&sr=8-5

Korpiklaani http://www.amazon.com/Karkelo-Korpiklaani/dp/B0027GZBYU/ref=pd_sim_m_11

I only briefly checked it out, but the new GWAR album seems to have potential.

Not so much a recommendation as a side note, but there's a band called cannabis corpse who exist to make pot related puns of cannibal corpse material. They sound about the same, but the puns are awesome.  

Before this I was on a 50's futurist kick.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 17, 2010, 03:32:11 AM
Cee Lo's got a great voice, hasn't he? Loved him in Gnarls Barkley. Who's the other one (I'm really ignorant)?

He calls himself Dangermouse. I think there's great humour in some of their stuff, and like you say, Cee Lo has a great voice, full of soul.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: LashSlash on November 17, 2010, 03:38:28 AM
pharo & rook pty ltd said i have the devil in me. how right could they be?
 this inspires me:--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdMJDD6oYQ
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 17, 2010, 04:49:17 AM
He calls himself Dangermouse.

Ah, I knew THAT. Everyone knows THAT :)  I meant the other video (which probably shows me up as even more ignorant ...)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 17, 2010, 08:21:16 AM
He calls himself Dangermouse.

Ah, I knew THAT. Everyone knows THAT :)  I meant the other video (which probably shows me up as even more ignorant ...)
ah, her name is Alexis Jordan -- I think she must still be very young -- maybe 16 or 17. Discovered on America's got Talent.

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 17, 2010, 08:38:19 AM
Ah, thanks. There's a natural, innocent quality to her. Although the video concept is blatantly nicked off Jamiroquai.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Pharosian on November 17, 2010, 08:48:52 AM
Tyr - i think they are technically viking metal, but still good and similar ...

Korpiklaani http://www.amazon.com/Karkelo-Korpiklaani/dp/B0027GZBYU/ref=pd_sim_m_11

Oooohhh! VIKINGS!  :cheers:

They actually sound pretty good, and I liked the samples I listened to of both Tyr and Korpiklaani. If you like them, you'll probably like Rammstein as well.   :cool:

Didn't care for Alestorm and Swashbuckle quite as much, but one or two of the samples sounded OK.

Thanks for the recommendation!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 17, 2010, 02:36:59 PM
Ah, thanks. There's a natural, innocent quality to her. Although the video concept is blatantly nicked off Jamiroquai.

Yep, she certainly has that quality to her. It's nice to see the music industry hasn't forced her into slutty outfits and tried to make her into something she isn't, yet. I'm guessing that's because she's under eighteen years of age. Note she doesn't kiss the boy in the video, or drape herself over him -- there's nothing overtly sexual in the vid, which is quite refreshing to see, I think. Sadly, I reckon that'll probably change in the next few years, but some stars manage to make it through without stripping off. Maybe she'll be one of them.

This is her on America's got talent, aged 14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW6YSUFAjKU&feature=related
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: starktheground on November 18, 2010, 12:10:25 AM
I haven't the slightest idea who most of these bands are.  :grin:

I've been on an old school punk kick lately. Ramones, Black Flag, Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, All, Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, etc. Reminiscing, remembering what it was like when I was young, OH so many years ago.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: LashSlash on November 18, 2010, 01:13:23 AM
........when I was young, OH so many years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98QH7LdPeO0
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Caz on November 18, 2010, 02:30:49 PM
I heard the Damned's 'Eloise' on the radio today. Had a fun old time growling along to it whilst freezing to death beside a wind swept Thames.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: jsorensen on November 18, 2010, 08:05:47 PM
Early punk and even the beginning of post punk was great--but recently I've just gotten bored with music (don't tell my wife, she'll have me clear out the CD collection--'bout a thousand of 'em).  Really I just keep listening to Nick Cave over and over...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Robert Essig on November 18, 2010, 08:47:31 PM
I heard the Damned's 'Eloise' on the radio today. Had a fun old time growling along to it whilst freezing to death beside a wind swept Thames.

Damn I love that song!  Never heard it on the radio before.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on November 19, 2010, 03:55:51 AM
Really I just keep listening to Nick Cave over and over...

WINNER!!!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: starktheground on November 19, 2010, 10:06:51 PM
........when I was young, OH so many years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98QH7LdPeO0

Ha! Not even close
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on November 20, 2010, 03:47:40 AM
Ahhhh, those early days of punk.  :cool: My first gigs were all punk gigs - X-Ray Spex, The Vibrators, XTC, The Lurkers... The first ever song I played live was Rockaway Beach by The Ramones. That was a long time ago. These days I listen to Clarence White, Merle Travis, &  Django Reinhardt. Ironically, all far older than any of those punk bands. Can't beat the pure sound of an acoustic guitar!

Derek
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 20, 2010, 07:56:04 AM

http://www.youtube.com/v/G5XWfQeeaPc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: notsoscarey on November 20, 2010, 09:22:55 AM
I'm a proud Cure fan and always will be.  I love old country (Kenny Rogers, Roger Miller, etc) but hate new country.  Rockabilly and Pshychobilly are in my top listens and I'm an 80's music freak. Guess I'm all over the place music-wise.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 20, 2010, 02:18:43 PM
I'm a proud Cure fan and always will be.  I love old country (Kenny Rogers, Roger Miller, etc) but hate new country.  Rockabilly and Pshychobilly are in my top listens and I'm an 80's music freak. Guess I'm all over the place music-wise.

I once met the girls who ran The Cure's official fan club. Really nice people, and obviously big Cure fans themselves. They talked fondly of the band members. I wonder if they still run it... Christ -- that was twenty years ago :shocked: Probably not, then.

This is one of my favourite Cure tracks -- what's yours?

http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video/x7yn4s?additionalInfos=0

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Pharosian on November 20, 2010, 04:26:22 PM
Pthhhththtt!  :crazy:

I get a message that says,

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Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 20, 2010, 04:57:29 PM
Pthhhththtt!  :crazy:

I get a message that says,

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That's as annoying as hell, isn't it?. It seems to happen more and more often lately. The music industry is getting greedier by the day. The BPI go around factories and other work places now, demanding that employers buy a broadcast license or ban their staff from listening to radios at work. Can you believe that? Where the hell will it end?

Try this one -- same song, different video provider...

http://www.youtube.com/v/nzxJ5YvYfx4?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB

But even that doesn't work, because they restrict playback on 'certain sites'. WTF? ::)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 20, 2010, 05:19:17 PM
Got it, hopefully:

http://video.libero.it/static/swf/eltvplayer.swf?id=db4eae3a73012e4facc8d78bed0e2fdf.flv&ap=0
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Pharosian on November 20, 2010, 06:41:24 PM
Yes, that last one played, thanks!

The second one you posted looked like it was going to play (I at least saw the still image with the big triangle on it) but then it said it had been blocked for copyright reasons...

Regarding BPI going around to factories to shake down the employers... isn't that double dipping? I thought the radio stations covered the expense of licensing the music they play. Surely they don't intend to go to every household that has more than one occupant and try to get fees ??
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: jsorensen on November 20, 2010, 10:14:41 PM
Ok--the video for Caterpillar was always great; but speaking of Cure songs, what about Charlotte Sometimes or The Forest--both great songs and great videos...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 21, 2010, 04:17:22 AM

Regarding BPI going around to factories to shake down the employers... isn't that double dipping? I thought the radio stations covered the expense of licensing the music they play. Surely they don't intend to go to every household that has more than one occupant and try to get fees ??

Absolutely. The trouble is, the threat of litigation for tens of thousands of pounds is enough to induce most to pay the money for a broadcast license, rather than risk being prosecuted. They are now going around construction firms doing the same thing. I'd like to see how they got on if they came to us -- there's often a cacophony of sound on site, because all the old farts are listening to Classic Rock FM, the young bucks to Kiss 101, and the in-betweeners to Virgin Radio. Are they going to make everybody buy a license? I'll be telling them to go fuck themselves. As you say, the radio companies pay the broadcast fees so that their listeners can hear them. Whose radio they hear it through is broadly irrelevant, IMO. :pissed: Greed
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Caz on November 21, 2010, 01:30:14 PM
Where I'm working there's a lot of different radio stations on the go. I can't pick up Planet Rock at work so listen to Virgin Absolute Radio. When I hear a different station, most of them are the work on Satan in my opinion, I say, "Here mate I think your radio's busted," they reply, "why what's wrong with it?" and I say, "there's a really bad sound coming out of it."  :afro:

What's with that Cure video. Were they really crap lip synchers or is the music about ten seconds behind the video? :scratch: 
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: notsoscarey on November 21, 2010, 02:31:23 PM
Caterpiller....Love Cats....favorite is Pictures of You.  sigh.... :smitten:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 22, 2010, 05:26:20 PM
Pictures of You reminds me so much of carefree times. Do you like The Smiths, too? I didn't at the time, except one or two, but I downloaded one of their albums a while back and listen to it quite a lot now. It reminds me of good times. :smiley:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: jsorensen on November 22, 2010, 09:50:05 PM
Wow--sounds like the Eighties are getting quite the rehash--the other day I heard Joy Division on the radio (an actual Joy Division song and not New Order).  And yes-Hatful of Hollow by the Smiths was agreat album...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 23, 2010, 02:48:22 AM
Wow--sounds like the Eighties are getting quite the rehash--the other day I heard Joy Division on the radio (an actual Joy Division song and not New Order).  And yes-Hatful of Hollow by the Smiths was agreat album...

If you ever get the urge to watch a really depressing film, the one made about the Joy Division lead singer takes the biscuit. I watched it for the first time a few weeks back. It's hard to believe epilepsy treatments were as archaic as they were such a short time ago. I get the impression it's not a hell of a lot better now, but the choice of drugs has improved. Not that much, though, judging by the recent furore over babies damaged by Epelim when the drug was meant to be safe for use during pregnancy. I don't think any drug is truly safe to take during pregnancy.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: notsoscarey on November 24, 2010, 06:05:26 PM
I never was one for the Smiths but my hubby digs them and Joy Division.  Today was a Depeche Mode "Black Celebration" kind of day. 
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Robert Essig on November 25, 2010, 11:00:26 AM
I was listening to Black Celebration the other day in the car.

I must say I pretty much hate The Smiths on all accounts.  My wife likes some of the popular songs, but I tend to cringe.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 27, 2010, 04:02:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/pnT-MpEYPDY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB


Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: jsorensen on November 27, 2010, 05:25:34 PM
Loved the video--don't know how the press was with these guys in England, but here they were just about completely ignored--too bad, one of the best bands I've ever heard...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 27, 2010, 06:29:58 PM
I can't remember, TBH. I'd imagine the NME probably featured them at some point, and I certainly remember hearing them on the radio. Love Will Tear Us Apart was their biggest hit before Ian's death and they changed the name of the group to New Order, then Blue Monday was huge. Their earlier stuff had loads of energy to it, though.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 27, 2010, 06:37:06 PM
I believe they're usually known as Interpol these days ...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: jsorensen on November 27, 2010, 08:21:54 PM
Know about New Order and all--but they never really hit the hieghts they did with Ian in the group (they're fine, don't get me wrong)...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on November 27, 2010, 08:34:48 PM
I believe they're usually known as Interpol these days ...
BA DUM *tish!*

I thought The Editors took the JD crown?

Wah wah wwwwaaahhhhh

I love Joy Division.  A stoner (as in, whiskey and cigarettes style, not drugs) band I love to bits called Karma to Burn covered Twenty Four Hours on their eponymous album, brilliantly.  I like a fair amount of proto-punk, mind you.

As to what I'm currently listening to: a French mathrock (ie complicated rhythms and wonky time signatures) band called 37500 Yens is proper rocking my world.  Not really loud, and with quite a big jazz flavour [especially the sax-heavy Canard Boiteux, which can be heard on their site]: http://www.myspace.com/37500yens (http://www.myspace.com/37500yens)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rook on November 27, 2010, 08:58:56 PM
I am currently (literally) listening to The Dead Weather's 'Horehound'. Great album; but what else would one expect from Jack White?

I've been on a Brandon Flowers, MGMT, and LaRoux kick lately. I don't think I've listened to much else in the last four months. Except the album of Gregorian chants the new neighbor lent my mom the other day.

He also gifted my mother Pink Floyd's 'More'-- she is still proud that in her lost youth it was the first album she ever bought, :cheers:-- which I'd never heard before; Brilliant, of course.  :smiley:

On a holiday note, I thought I'd warn everybody off Bob Dylan's Christmas CD... think the man's lost his mind... and not in a good way.... (shudder)

Bells of Dublin is my favorite Christmas album-- get that, and save yourself a nauseating hour...Unless you like a laugh. Dylan's would make a great gag gift. :afro:

A fact that horrifies my mother-- she says we should grieve for him... not laugh. Not Dylan.

 :2funny:
 

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Robert Essig on November 27, 2010, 09:23:41 PM
Speaking of good Chistmas music, there's Jethro Tull Christmas album that is very good.  Came out four or five years ago I think.  I don't know what it's called, but I'd like to get my hands on it.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Grillmeat on November 27, 2010, 10:34:47 PM
Kind of an oldies Christmas guy myself.  Every year when we trim the tree and such we dig up the Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby etc... CD's after a couple of glasses of wine who the hell cares what's playing anyway--right? :idiot:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rook on November 27, 2010, 10:56:36 PM
I love those too :afro:, but I grew up with 'The Bells of Dublin' in the house-- often out of season! It will always be first, I think. 'O Holy Night' with Ricki Lee Jones is just brilliant :smitten:, and I don't see a wren without the Wren Medley running through my head.

I associate baking with Sinatra, Crosby, etc.; they've always been the Christmas favorites in my grandparent's house. My paternal grandmother, until the last few years, has always baked dozens and dozens of cookies for Christmas. I have fond memories of singing 'White Christmas' at the top of my lungs, covered from head to toe in flour, cocoa and molasses. (Really, it's not such a different image from how I am when I bake now; except now I'm more likely to be singing something by System of a Down.... :grin: Despite my best attempts, I am not neat!)

 :smiley:

I assure you, Grill, to those of us among the non-drinking-- it matters very much what is playing!  :grin: There is nothing like being stuck in a room with semi-buzzed people when an intolerable song comes on, and you are the only one to notice!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on November 28, 2010, 05:12:55 AM
I do like the old classics, as it were, but I also occasionally listen to 'The V/VVM Christmas Pudding', which is an album of horribly mangled Christmas hits, as destroyed by the noise artist V/VM.  It's certainly not easy-listening, and is without a doubt the most evil thing you'll ever hear, but as a counterpoint to hearing 'Rock n Roll Christmas' in every single department store it's unrivalled  :grin:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 28, 2010, 06:02:23 AM


I assure you, Grill, to those of us among the non-drinking-- it matters very much what is playing!  :grin: There is nothing like being stuck in a room with semi-buzzed people when an intolerable song comes on, and you are the only one to notice!

Urgh -- I hate it when I'm the only sober person in the room. It also makes be worry how much of a twat I make of myself, without knowing, when I've had a few.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 28, 2010, 06:30:18 AM
I like the sound of the V/VVM Christmas Pudding. My favourite alternative Xmas album is the Trojan box set of Christmas reggae classics. Example:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Pp8QKO1LZ4Y?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on November 28, 2010, 09:53:49 AM
I like the sound of the V/VVM Christmas Pudding. My favourite alternative Xmas album is the Trojan box set of Christmas reggae classics. Example:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Pp8QKO1LZ4Y?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US


You're kidding, right? :fugly:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Caz on November 28, 2010, 12:35:16 PM
Speaking of good Chistmas music, there's Jethro Tull Christmas album that is very good.  Came out four or five years ago I think.  I don't know what it's called, but I'd like to get my hands on it.

It's called, rather originally, 'The Jethro Tull Christmas Album.' It was first released in 2004 and is available at the official Jethro Tull web site if you can't find it in the shops. 
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 28, 2010, 01:18:57 PM
You're kidding, right? :fugly:

Only slightly :)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Robert Essig on November 28, 2010, 06:32:06 PM
Speaking of good Chistmas music, there's Jethro Tull Christmas album that is very good.  Came out four or five years ago I think.  I don't know what it's called, but I'd like to get my hands on it.

It's called, rather originally, 'The Jethro Tull Christmas Album.' It was first released in 2004 and is available at the official Jethro Tull web site if you can't find it in the shops. 

That's the one!  I think I'll have to seek it out for Christmas this year.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: fnord33 on November 29, 2010, 07:21:56 AM
A few of my favorite Christmas albums:

http://www.amazon.com/Silent-Nightclub-Richard-Cheese/dp/B000HDRB20/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1290993711&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Vh1-Presents-Rupaul-Ho/dp/B00000345I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1290993925&sr=1-1

kevin bean's albums such as: http://www.amazon.com/Real-Slim-Santa-Linkin-Park/dp/B00028QZ86/ref=pd_sim_m_1

The Black Christmas cd that Bizarre magazine put together.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: JonP on November 29, 2010, 08:35:03 AM
I've so far managed to resist the delights of Richard Cheese, but I guess it's only a matter of time. I do love an inappropriate cover version.

This is a genuinely good alternative Christmas CD, though: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Cool-Christmas-Various-Artists/dp/B000051TTC
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delph_ambi on November 29, 2010, 09:17:44 AM
The 'Christmas music' from Handel's 'Messiah' always puts me in the right mood this time of year. Also of course, the exquisite Shepherds' Farewell from Berlioz's 'L'Enfance du Christ'. Absolutely gorgeous. Nearly on a par with Wizzard's 'When the snowman brings the snow'.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: notsoscarey on November 29, 2010, 05:57:53 PM
I love silly holiday music.  "The Hat I Got For Christmas Is Too Beeg" by Mel Blanc is one of my favorite songs of all time.  Ole!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on January 02, 2011, 06:57:34 PM
Watched this programme the other day on BBC 4 that featured David Gray, KT Tunstall and Ray LaMontagne singing their songs and talking about how they write, where the ideas come from, etc. I found it really interesting, and enjoyed the music very much. I never particularly listened to KT Tunstall before, but watching her on this prog made me realise what a talent she is. You can tell she used to busk, I think. Impressive how in this song and Black Horse she sets up her own samples at the beginning of the song and goes on to give one hell of a rich performance for a single artist. Love this track:

http://www.youtube.com/v/tieRnjQmXl0?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB


I see there's a link on screen to watch the whole programme if you want to. Well worthwhile, IMO :smiley:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on April 16, 2011, 06:01:12 PM

http://www.youtube.com/v/ILxlVqf2fYU?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB

Been getting into Elbow recently. Only three years behind the rest of the country :grin:

Urf... restricted on certain sites, huh? ::)

Try again...

http://www.muzu.tv/player/getPlayer/a/fRo8ZYe7aa/vidId=194530

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on April 18, 2011, 03:24:16 AM
Their song 'Any Day Now' is absolutely beautiful; deeply hypnotic.  Everything else by 'em...I find pompous and unbearable ::)

I've finally sorted all my CDs out in my new place, and founds some I forgot I had, like several albums by The Paper Chase, who are a deeply sinister band...

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Z51od0LHq2E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

aarrghh why can I never embed vids?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z51od0LHq2E&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/v/Z51od0LHq2E



Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: fnord33 on April 22, 2011, 05:27:05 AM
Interesting. That was a tad emo for my taste, but I could see myself getting into it.   
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on April 22, 2011, 06:49:33 AM
emo

Boo!  Hiss!  But I see what you mean ;) these guys (and drowningman) are about as emo as I get though hahah
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on May 10, 2011, 05:54:24 PM
Why pompous, Rev?

I'm posting another to test out our new 'simple video posting' mod. Fingers crossed...

http://www.youtube.com/embed/IdmwHljfN4Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on May 10, 2011, 05:57:09 PM
So much for that, then ::)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: marc_chagall on May 11, 2011, 01:37:47 AM
There's something nearly there, Ed. When I right click on the empty space I get a 'movie not loaded' message and an 'about Adobe Flash Player' option.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on May 11, 2011, 01:52:13 AM
Yeah, thanks for letting me know, Delph, I think maybe it's the iframe portion of the youtube address that knackers it. I tried several different ways of editing it and previewing, but it's still not happy. Some things only work with certain skins, so that could have something to do with it :scratch:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on May 11, 2011, 11:44:21 AM
Why pompous, Rev?

I just can't get on with their brand of calculated, up-lifting stadium rock  :P Guy Garvey does seem like a nice bloke, though, and he's always interesting to listen to in interviews and things.  Shame he can't make his music interesting!!!  :bleh:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on May 11, 2011, 01:56:40 PM
Why pompous, Rev?

I just can't get on with their brand of calculated, up-lifting stadium rock  :P Guy Garvey does seem like a nice bloke, though, and he's always interesting to listen to in interviews and things.  Shame he can't make his music interesting!!!  :bleh:

Yeah, must admit I'm starting to see a certain formula at work. There's a definite tendency to have bits in each song the crowd can croon along to (Throw those curtains wide, etc.). Another thing that's starting to annoy me is the lyrics are complete bollocks. I think you can go one way or another -- you can write songs that are deep and meaningful, or you can write pop songs that don't pretend to be anything other than a bit of fun, but I think if you try to hit the middle ground with something that sounds like it should be deep and meaningful, but is in fact complete bollocks, it comes across as dishonest and pretentious. :scratch:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on May 12, 2011, 05:12:09 PM
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/sy-207371564/outkast_so_fresh_so_clean_official_music_video/

Ah -- it does work. All you have to do is post the link to the page and the mod embeds the video :afro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL4mywCOJXA

But for youtube you have to click the 'share' button and select 'long link' in the tick box, then copy and paste the longer link when it appears :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on July 24, 2011, 10:09:09 AM
Liking this one at the moment -- Little Dragon Ritual Union:

http://vimeo.com/21336663
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: marc_chagall on August 14, 2011, 05:09:19 AM
Sometimes, it's just got to be Liszt.

http://youtu.be/yVqclJDjIHQ
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: elay2433 on August 14, 2011, 08:21:39 PM
Nice emotional piano piece.  :afro: I'd never heard of Liszt.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: marc_chagall on August 15, 2011, 02:44:28 AM
Glad I could introduce him to you. He's one of my favourites.  :smiley:

Btw, if you're ever in the company of people who listen to classical music and you say you've never heard of Liszt, be prepared for the sound of multiple jaws dropping, as it's a bit like saying to people who are into rock 'n' roll that you've never heard of Elvis.  :scratch:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on August 19, 2011, 12:14:21 PM
Apropos of nothing, I've just dropped another self indulgent video onto YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n5Aqz-iO8I&feature=mh_lolz&list=HL1313773006

Derek
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Pharosian on August 19, 2011, 07:11:18 PM
Bravo, Derek! Fabulous!   :dance: :dance:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: marc_chagall on August 20, 2011, 01:21:28 AM
Seriously good  :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on August 20, 2011, 12:03:41 PM
You gat da blues in yaw soul, boi :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: jsorensen on August 21, 2011, 02:41:25 PM
Derek--very nice, enjoyed it greatly...
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: terrign on August 21, 2011, 04:09:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyGWZWqKT8

Omnia is one of my favorites.

Others:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3-zMi0Vd5I

Inkubus Sukkubus


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-vzjZenAQM

Annie Lennox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yY1Nrznh4I

Creed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwhBRJStz7w&feature=artistob&playnext=1&list=TL4yqSxqsSDoA

NIN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6M_plL62iM

Metallica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo

Evanescence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xf-Lesrkuc&ob=av2e

Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6nhMZo578o&feature=fvst

Lita Ford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Qd9VR1gD8

Aerosmith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRIbf6JqkNc&feature=fvwrel

Guns and Roses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6exsatE-DUk

Collective Soul


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHqPb9EVgyA

Kid Rock


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImlcPnzLAuc

Eminem


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxR8ZrSHikk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw__u1KG9ts

Paradime


Almost forgot...

Marilyn Manson and Korn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnzeugTpFdE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLfM-g8i9Aw&feature=related

and I love this song...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07yiwTwgLRM



Then there's Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin whom I adore...

I also love the paino music of Lecuona...La Malaguena etc.



















Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: fnord33 on August 22, 2011, 03:35:37 AM
Damn dell, nice.  :afro:

There's a local band called The Bear that I would love to turn you all on to, but they don't seem to exist on the internet. Imagine Billie holiday crossed with Sookie Stackhouse backed up with a perfect blend of jazz and hilllbilly folk. I'll post a link if there's ever anything to link to.     
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Caz on August 28, 2011, 05:13:06 PM
http://youtu.be/StqE9SDLqzc (http://youtu.be/StqE9SDLqzc) This link should work, in theory, and it leads to...a really cool song.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on September 19, 2011, 08:10:31 AM
My latest effort. Only one minute long so not much to endure  :bangh:

http://youtu.be/3irJihf6vPo

Kind regards,

Derek
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: leatherdykeuk on September 19, 2011, 11:45:22 AM
*applauds*
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: jsorensen on September 19, 2011, 07:17:10 PM
Hey Del--loved it--Mississippi John Hurt is one of my favorites...great job...I could never get used to using a Capo myself which is too bad...great job  :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on September 20, 2011, 01:38:59 AM
Nice one, Del. Wish I could play half as good as you -- I can't even get a clean chord with my banana fingers. I half wondered about having a go at tuning a guitar to one note and then using a bar combined with finger-picking. I think it's a bit late in the day for me anyhow :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: marc_chagall on September 20, 2011, 01:49:41 AM
Nice one Del  :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on September 20, 2011, 03:23:18 AM
Thanks guys.

Ed, it's an acknowledged technique - tune to a chord and then just use a barre right across all the strings and away you go. Back when I were lad I had an album by the amazing Ted Hawkins - he used to do this and even wore a heavy rubber glove on his left hand - so your banana fingers have no excuse. There's little footage of Ted but if you have a look at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYduHB_X-Ig&feature=related

you can see it clearly. Pretty amazing really.  Another very famous exponent of this style is Richie Havens who was one of the stars of the great Woodstock movie.

But it's probably not a good idea to take up the guitar - it destroys your writing career!

Derek

Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: desertwomble on September 20, 2011, 01:32:10 PM
Just got to see you play, Derek! Very impressive.

DW :cheesy:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on September 20, 2011, 01:56:48 PM
What about Seasick Steve -- I think he tunes to one chord, doesn't he, Del? You'd know more about it than me. Wouldn't mind being able to do what he does. The guy can play pretty much anything on anything. :afro:

http://youtu.be/pC3rzgprN4w
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: marc_chagall on October 04, 2011, 09:35:42 AM
It's not just guitarists who play around with tunings. Back in the seventeenth century, an Austrian composer called Biber was doing the same with violin music. I have a whole book of his stuff that requires different tunings in order to make chords possible that you wouldn't be able to do otherwise. Surprisingly hard to get your head around since virtually no music since for the violin has mucked around with the tunings. Anyway. Enough of violins. Here's a viola (played by me). No video, as I don't have a video camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L9ApTzXexU
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on October 04, 2011, 01:15:50 PM
Lovely! I do like a bit of the bigger violins. The sound effects made me think of the CDs for sale in my local new age shop. Was that the intention?

Derek
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: marc_chagall on October 04, 2011, 01:53:41 PM
Thanks Del.

I did the original viola recording, an internet friend said could he add some stuff, I said, yes, fine - sent him the file, he added the electronic stuff, and sent it back. That was four or five years ago. He did tell me how he'd done the sound effects, but I've completely forgotten, and I don't have a current email address for him so have no way of contacting him (hence not crediting his full name, as I can't ask him for permission). So as to whether we were going for a new agey type of effect, I really couldn't say  :scratch: - but yes, I know what you mean.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Pharosian on October 04, 2011, 10:14:39 PM
Lovely and melancholy!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: marc_chagall on October 05, 2011, 01:44:35 AM
Thanks Pharo  :smiley:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: fnord33 on April 02, 2012, 08:13:11 PM
Not sure how many of you will like this, but David Lynch's Crazy Clown Time is one of the most interesting albums I've heard in a long time. The more I hear it the more I love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QJpY2VNP0E&feature=colike
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on April 03, 2012, 01:47:45 AM
That Lynch guy must have shares in acid :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on April 03, 2012, 05:00:51 AM
I LOVE David Lynch's music! 'The Pink Room' is one of my favourite songs of all time. I've always said, if I could only ever use one guitar sound for the rest of my life, it's be Lynch's haha
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on April 03, 2012, 06:25:03 AM
I've dropped a couple of new videos on You Tube recently. Pretty embarrasing facial expressions, but there's a well known condition that links guitar players fingers with the muscles in the face, so whenever we bend a note part of the face contorts, grimaces, or worse.

Here's one of them:

http://youtu.be/ybczI3KWfcA (http://youtu.be/ybczI3KWfcA)

Kind regards,
Derek
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: starktheground on April 03, 2012, 09:41:04 AM
It's true! My brother does the same thing! We always called it his "rock star" face; didn't realize what it was though!  :grin: I guess it's a small price to pay for musical talent.

I think I would've liked the Lynch video better when I was younger. I still like the strange stuff, but not so much "trippy."
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: fnord33 on April 03, 2012, 03:05:23 PM
Nice Del. Don't worry about the guitar face. It's a common affliction, and yours is a lot less noticeable than most. My wife wants to put a photo book together of the best guitar faces we've seen at shows, but she can never remember her camera.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Rev. Austin on May 08, 2012, 05:08:03 PM
I'm revisiting Earth's back catalogue. They started as a drone project, but then turned into this beautiful 'dark country' type band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFSpuOgH8xQ&feature=related
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: delboy on May 28, 2012, 10:21:10 AM
I decided to plug in the distortion box and rock out for my latest You Tube extravaganza:

 http://youtu.be/lIPhTDTapfE (http://youtu.be/lIPhTDTapfE)
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Ed on May 28, 2012, 03:54:30 PM
Cool :afro:
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: Pharosian on May 28, 2012, 04:31:39 PM
Nice one, Del! That reminded me a bit of Joe Satriani.
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: starktheground on May 29, 2012, 11:42:35 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: fnord33 on May 29, 2012, 06:29:07 PM
Very impressive, Del. You know it's never too late to go pro][url] (http://[url)[/url].



The last couple of things I've gotten into (I tried to embed the video, but it's not working):

Flametal: I always thought there should be a hybrid of Flamenco and heavy metal. http://www.myspace.com/flametal

Chavela Vargas - It Tom Waits was a Mexican woman. http://www.last.fm/music/Chavela+Vargas/+tracks


 
Title: Re: What do you like to listen to?
Post by: darkfiction74 on June 23, 2012, 12:02:44 AM
 I listen to everything from Jazz (such as Miles Davis) to Cradle of Filth. I used to be into music so much more than I am now, but I find that I still love music. Lately, I also listen to a lot of dark ambient music while I write. I find that it helps me get into the zone.