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Title: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: Morning Angel on March 28, 2009, 10:29:52 PM
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Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: There There on March 30, 2009, 10:41:23 PM
Geez, no posts at all in the shiny new thread?  That's not right at all!  To rectify the situation...

Five Recommended Albums
1. "Between the Buttons" by the Rolling Stones (1960s)
2. "Low" by David Bowie (1970s)
3. "Black Celebration" by Depeche Mode (1980s)
4. "from the choirgirl hotel" by Tori Amos (1990s)
5. "Boxer" by the National (2000s)

Five Recommended Songs
1. "My Eyes Have Seen You" by the Doors (1960s)
2. "Disorder" by Joy Division (1970s)
3. "The Chauffeur" by Duran Duran (1980s)
4. "Take Ecstasy with Me" by the Magnetic Fields (1990s)
5. "Elephant Gun" by Beirut (2000s)

Does anyone else have any great recommendations to give?  You don't have to do decades like I did, that was just for fun.  coolicon
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: MojoPin on March 30, 2009, 11:16:15 PM
I'll get in on it.

Five Recommended Albums

1) Graceland by Paul Simon
2) Babylon by Bus by Bob Marley and the Wailers
3) Astral Weeks[/i by Van Morrison
4) Rabbit Fur Coat by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
5) Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell

Five Recommended Songs

1) Salota by Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit
2) Broken Arm by Winterpills
3) See These Bones by Nada Surf
4) Cobbler's Hornpipe by Eliza Carthy
5) She Moves On by Paul Simon

All current favorites (though the Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell are old favorites, too).
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: zerohhero on March 30, 2009, 11:35:48 PM
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"Elephant Gun" by Beirut

I love that song.

Recommended Albums:
1.  "Strawberry Jam" by Animal Collective
2.  "Feed The Animals" by Girl Talk
3.  "Little Death"  by Pete and the Pirates
4.  "April"  by Sun Kil Moon
5.  "El Producto" by Walt Mink

Recommended Songs:
1.  "Run To Your Grave" by The Mae Shi
2.  "Foxes Mate For Life" by Born Ruffians
3.  "Blind" by Hercules and Love Affair
4.  "Kim & Jessie" by M83
5.  "In the New Year" by The Walkmen
6.  "Poison Dart" by The Bug
7.  "Fascination" by Alphabeat
8.  "Enfants (chants)" by Ricardo Villalobos
9.  "Kamphopo" by The Very Best
10.  "Gronlandic Edit" by Of Montreal
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: wildthing0088 on March 30, 2009, 11:48:34 PM
Five Recommended Albums:
1) Fearless-- Terri Clark
2) The Road and the Radio-- Kenny Chesney
3) License to Chill--Jimmy Buffett
4) X-- Trace Adkins
5) Twice the Speed of Life-- Sugarland

Five Recommended Songs:
1) "Sissy's Song"-- Alan Jackson
2) "Chrome"-- Trace Adkins
3) "Already Gone"-- Sugarland
4) "Always  the Love Songs"-- Eli Young Band
5) "Not a Bad Thing"-- Terri Clark

Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: summerteeth on March 31, 2009, 05:37:42 AM
I'm absolutely awful at compiling lists like that, I take forever to decide, then change my mind. But I was wondering if any of you had come across Spotify? I just started to use it last night, and I really, really like it! It's a little app that you download free, and you play music through it - pretty much anything at all. It streams, so you don't have to wait for anything to download, and it's totally free. There's just an ad every few songs. It's a really great way to try before you buy, so to speak.

Anyway, just thought I'd recommend that! I was listening to Beirut last night, and I'm definitely buying some of their stuff - I don't know where they've been all my life!
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: norsk_heksen on March 31, 2009, 07:17:54 AM
Ooh, I may take some of these recommendations, especially the Doors, Paul Simon, and Joni Mitchell. MojoPin, do you have/like The Hissing of Summer Lawns (I think that's the title) by her? My dad still has his record at home and loves it but I've never listened to it.

I have an Ultimate Recommendation (you've probably never heard of it, and it's something I think everybody should at least give a listen to): Second Contribution by Shawn Phillips. I just saw Shawn Phillips in concert last June at age 65, and he's still completely amazing. He's IMO the best lyricist alive (John Lennon would beat him by a nose if he were alive), and he is so musically talented both in writing and performing. He combines folk and classical and rock influence to make music that will blow you away. And he has for a long time refused to play for a major record company; now, he is working out of South Africa with a record company who lets him make the decisions and he decides it's all about the music. Shawn Phillips, check him out!

On a different note, I called my friend in Australia this morning and she told me all about how she went to a Who concert and met John "Rabbit" Bundrick (keyboards), Pino Palladino (bass) and Simon Townshend (backing guitar, also Pete's brother) without me! :( Her facebook profile pic is now her and Rabbit. I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE MET RABBIT! SO JEALOUS!
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: There There on March 31, 2009, 08:53:44 AM
MojoPin, do you have/like The Hissing of Summer Lawns (I think that's the title) by her? My dad still has his record at home and loves it but I've never listened to it.

I know you weren't asking me, but I just wanted to say that I love that album (and yes, you've got the title right).  It might not be something you love immediately, but it certainly is a grower.  The lyrics are outstanding and the mood is really unique.  It's a nighttime in the summer album.  But, you can't really go wrong with Joni.   ;) 

P.S. Nice to see other Beirut fans around!  What a great band...
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: norsk_heksen on April 01, 2009, 07:34:43 AM
Thanks, ThereThere! :) I'll have to check it out when I get my record player fixed/replaced.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: Morning Angel on April 01, 2009, 12:56:01 PM
4. "from the choirgirl hotel" by Tori Amos (1990s)

While I love from the choirgirl hotel, I would have to go with Little Earthquakes.  It's one of my all-time favourite albums.  I have vivid memories of being in undergrad and listening to it from beginning to end on a loop.

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2.  "Feed The Animals" by Girl Talk

Love that album as well!

I'm totally uncool/not that forward thinking as far as music is concerned, but I still love finding new stuff/discovering older stuff I didn't know.

Five Albums I Love To Listen To That Are Underappreciated:  

1) Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne
2) Chariot by Gavin DeGraw (Chariot Stripped, which is a whole acoustic version of the album, is almost even more fabulous)
3) Finally Woken by Jem.  That whole album is great.
4) B-Sides, Rarities and Other Stuff by Sarah McLachlan.  She released two albums with this title and they have the most interesting covers, duets,... She even covers The Rainbow Connection on the second volume.
5) London Calling by The Clash.  Maybe not underappreciated, but a few years ago, it was recommended to me on a message board, and I love it so I figure I should pass that on.


Songs That I Think Are Worth a Listen:

1) Diamond Road by Sheryl Crow.  It's one of her songs that is not known at all, and one of my all-time favourite songs.  There's something very hopeful about it.
2) Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison
3) I Can Hear Music by The Beach Boys. I also recently bought Sounds of Summer, which is a compilation of the Beach Boys songs.  I knew many of their songs in passing, but I'm amazed how much I love their music.
4) Someone to Love by Fountains of Wayne.  That's a song that choked me up the first time I heard it.
5) Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser

Edited because grammar and spelling are not my friends today!
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: NanReg on April 01, 2009, 01:19:42 PM
2) Chariot by Gavin DeGraw (Chariot Stripped, which is a whole acoustic version of the album is almost even more fabulous)

MA, I went through a phase where Chariot was all I listened to.  Just rediscovered it on my iPod.  Sadly, I haven't liked his subsequent CD's as much.


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Songs That I Think Are Worth a Listen:

2) Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison

*sigh* Cupid's sparrow right through my heart.  Great song.  Very romantic.

Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: There There on April 01, 2009, 10:26:30 PM
4. "from the choirgirl hotel" by Tori Amos (1990s)

While I love from the choirgirl hotel, I would have to go with Little Earthquakes.  It's one of my all-time favourite albums.  I have vivid memories of being in undergrad and listening to it from beginning to end on a loop.

I looove Tori (new album May 18!) so I easily could have selected any one of her albums.  "choirgirl" is just my very favorite. 

Also?  Serious Schrute bucks for recommending London Calling.  coolicon
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: summerteeth on April 02, 2009, 04:47:45 AM
Also?  Serious Schrute bucks for recommending London Calling.  coolicon

What other Clash albums would you recommend? I love London Calling, wouldn't mind investigating some of their other stuff.

I'm really in the market for some new music at the minute - and different music at that. I've been finding some new (to me) bands that I really like (Beirut, Animal Collective, Magnetic Fields), but they're not a million miles away from the sort of stuff I normally listen to. Are there any music blogs/websites that anyone here would recommend for finding out about new stuff? I'm stuck in a rut and out of the loop these days.

Also, MA, you're totally right about Fountains of Wayne being underrated. Until I got Welcome Interstate Managers, I only really associated them with Stacey's Mom, but they're a lot more substantial than that.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: There There on April 02, 2009, 09:07:55 AM
Re: The Clash.  For a second step after London Calling, it depends on what you most enjoyed on LC.  If you're more interested in straight-up punk, definitely check out their self-titled debut (both UK and US versions are great and only slightly different).  If you prefer the more experimental side of the band who played with reggae, dub, ska, pop, etc., then you might want to elect for the massive Sandinista!, which was originally a triple-album.  It's huge and uneven and all over the place stylistically but (like The White Album) the mess is what makes it so great. 

Combat Rock is also really amazing.  It has a reputation for being more approachable than other Clash albums (because it has "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and "Rock the Casbah") but it's actually a really wonderfully weird album.  And only a single album this time!  But really, the only "Clash" album you should avoid at all costs is Cut the Crap, which in addition to being awful was released under the band name after Mick Jones and Topper Headon had already left the band and I therefore don't even count it as a real Clash album.   ;D

Re: Music sites to recommend:
Brad Reviews (http://www.geocities.com/bradreviews/) (My absolute favorite personal review website.  Love it.)
Only Solitaire (http://newstar.rinet.ru/music/index.htm) (No longer updates but the archived reviews are massive and great.) 

^ You can also hitch a ride to lots of other great sites in the Web Reviewing Community via links pages on those two. 
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: summerteeth on April 02, 2009, 09:10:24 AM
Thanks! I'll definitely check that stuff out. Stupidly left my iPod and earphones in my gym bag, and now can't listen to anything today at work. Grrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: lisahoo on April 02, 2009, 09:25:01 AM
If you're an oldster like me and have vinyl and are not relishing the idea of replacing it all, the Clash box set, Clash on Broadway is a must have.  You can buy it used for $10 or so.  Score!
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: sora on April 07, 2009, 01:02:26 PM
Heh... Eminem released a music video for his newest single, We Made You (http://www.mtv.com/videos/eminem/368090/we-made-you.jhtml#id=1608645). I don't really listen to Eminem but I do have some songs of his on my iTunes. Um... it's an interesting song; the flow isn't completely there, but it's not too bad. The video could be described as either amusing or crap.  ;D
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: There There on April 07, 2009, 06:55:51 PM
Hmmm, well...Eminem hasn't done anything of note since like 2002.  It's a shame what happened to his songwriting because, much as I loathe rap music, there isn't really any point in denying that the man knows/knew how to use words.  Plus, even if a lot of his best material is totally psychotic, it's a lot more interesting than all that "ho's and Bacardi" stuff you usually get with hip-hop.   

In other news: I got my beautiful deluxe edition of Pearl Jam's Ten in the mail today.  I'm a PJ fan in heaven.  I didn't go all out and get the super-duper-deluxe edition (too expensive) but I'm loving my version.  It even has a DVD of their performance on MTV Unplugged way back in 1992.   ;D coolicon 

Definitely worth picking up if you're a fan of the band.  The remastered version of the album itself sounds fantastic.  Such a bump up from the crappy, muffled early '90s production that is all over every album from that era! 

ALSO, just saw this on allmusic: (http://www.allmusic.com/)

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The Beatles' original catalog will be released in remastered format on September 9, 2009. The band's 12 albums will all be included in the deluxe package, as will Magical Mystery Tour and a single-disc version of Past Masters Vol. I and II. September 9th will also see the release of "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game and two additional Beatles box sets.

Too bad I'm not rich or I'd re-buy the entire catalog just to get better production!
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: jinxcoke on April 07, 2009, 07:01:16 PM
2) Chariot by Gavin DeGraw (Chariot Stripped, which is a whole acoustic version of the album is almost even more fabulous)

MA, I went through a phase where Chariot was all I listened to.  Just rediscovered it on my iPod.  Sadly, I haven't liked his subsequent CD's as much.


Same here.  I really liked Chariot.  The others...not so much.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: norsk_heksen on April 08, 2009, 12:09:13 PM
ALSO, just saw this on allmusic: (http://www.allmusic.com/)

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The Beatles' original catalog will be released in remastered format on September 9, 2009. The band's 12 albums will all be included in the deluxe package, as will Magical Mystery Tour and a single-disc version of Past Masters Vol. I and II. September 9th will also see the release of "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game and two additional Beatles box sets.

Too bad I'm not rich or I'd re-buy the entire catalog just to get better production!

... I see. I don't have Rock Band, or any other video game or console, but I might see if I can afford getting that because... pretending to be the Beatles? Seriously? Pretty exciting. (Also, I might be one of the biggest Beatles fans ever, so... yeah.)
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: NanReg on April 08, 2009, 01:24:30 PM
2) Chariot by Gavin DeGraw (Chariot Stripped, which is a whole acoustic version of the album is almost even more fabulous)

MA, I went through a phase where Chariot was all I listened to.  Just rediscovered it on my iPod.  Sadly, I haven't liked his subsequent CD's as much.


Same here.  I really liked Chariot.  The others...not so much.

Just listened to Chariot again yesterday, and I still love it.  It won't leave me alone since MA mentioned it  laughingicon

My favorite CD, and the one that I can listen to every day without tiring of it, is Billie Holiday Love Songs.  *sigh* So wonderful.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: Alamos on April 08, 2009, 02:06:26 PM
In other news: I got my beautiful deluxe edition of Pearl Jam's Ten in the mail today.  I'm a PJ fan in heaven.  I didn't go all out and get the super-duper-deluxe edition (too expensive) but I'm loving my version.  It even has a DVD of their performance on MTV Unplugged way back in 1992.   ;D coolicon 

Definitely worth picking up if you're a fan of the band.  The remastered version of the album itself sounds fantastic.  Such a bump up from the crappy, muffled early '90s production that is all over every album from that era! 

I asked for this for Mother's Day. But I am tempted to go out and get it.  "Ten" is definitely one of those albums that you can listen to in its entirety, over and over.  My personal favorite is "Garden"

And back in my younger days I was able to withstand a PJ concert outside without a seat in a dust bowl during  the Lollapalooza tour. AWWW... to be young again. (Now I must have a seat!)
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: DunderSnob on April 08, 2009, 05:12:40 PM
Anytime I hear Pearl Jam, I'm transported back to me driving over the Cascade Mountains in my little red CRX with the windows down, letting the warm summer breeze flow in. I listened to their first album more times than I can remember. I'll be getting their new one very soon.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: halfbaked on April 13, 2009, 09:18:49 PM

I flipped on the Brewers game to catch the score and was surprised to hear Jeff Tweedy in the announcers' booth. He threw out the first pitch tonight and the announcers were very complimentary.

Wilco is playing the Pabst Theatre tomorrow night and again on Wednesday. There's a live webcast of Wednesday's performance.  jimcap
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: DunderSnob on April 14, 2009, 05:55:58 PM
Our local rock radio station has been playing this song lately. It's not available on iTunes yet, but I finally figured out the name and found it on YouTube. My husband kept telling me about this song and I had not heard it till the other day. I didn't like it when I first heard it...now I can't get it out of my head!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMsPtgt8DSE
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: NanReg on April 18, 2009, 11:41:34 PM
Has anyone else seen Maroon 5/Sara Evans on the Palladia HD channel (Comcast Cable where I live in NJ)?  Not familiar with Sara Evans (other than vaguely recalling details of a sordid divorce battle), but I really like Maroon 5.  Thoroughly enjoying this pairing.  They had been performing some Maroon 5 songs.  Then Adam Levine and Sara Evans dueted on the Don Henley/Stevie Nicks song, Leather & Lace, and did a really great job.  Anyway, if you have access to Palladia HD, be on the lookout for this.  Very entertaining. 

ETA:  The program is called CMT Crossroads. 
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: Blanca on April 25, 2009, 01:44:49 AM
Just got my tickets to see Death Cab for Cutie at the Hollywood Bowl in July today! ;D I logged on to the Ticketmaster site right at 10:00 a.m. and ended up with some pretty good seats for only $40. So yeah, I'm excited.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: Cheeb on April 25, 2009, 11:26:06 PM
 >:(  I didn't know Death Cab was coming to Los Angeles.  That's great for you Blanca that you were able to buy inexpensive tickets.  Keep your eyes peeled for  jimcap

Thanks to Rainn's Twitter I discovered that Wilco was coming to town before the tickets went on sale.  Snagged two tickets as soon as they went on sale for their show in June at the Wiltern and I didn't even have to spend forever on the Live Nation website for the tickets.  :)
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: DunderSnob on April 26, 2009, 12:29:05 AM
That's it! I need to move to LA and go to concerts with Cheebs!
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: Cheeb on April 26, 2009, 12:42:17 AM
Yeah, because the husband and the kid wouldn't be caught dead at a Death Cab concert!  I told you DS, the Phil Spector mansion should be up for sale any day now.   :D
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Post by: DunderSnob on April 26, 2009, 12:52:44 AM
Yeah, I'll transfer some funds around to buy that.  ;D
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: lisahoo on April 26, 2009, 07:26:42 AM
Yeah, because the husband and the kid wouldn't be caught dead at a Death Cab concert!  I told you DS, the Phil Spector mansion should be up for sale any day now.   :D
You could rent out the wig room to help pay the mortgage   O0
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: BottleBlue on April 30, 2009, 02:23:45 PM
If there are any Dave Matthews Band fans out there, I have an extra set of tickets for tomorrow night's show in The Woodlands (Houston).  Face value and a beer at the bar!

Apologies if this kind of post is inappropriate.   :)
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: jenn on May 02, 2009, 12:00:17 AM
So, a few weeks ago, I bought a ticket to ACL (Austin City Limits) Fest (http://www.aclfestival.com/default.aspx) on a complete & total whim.  I think I was still bitter about missing last year's amazing lineup (even though I had a pretty clear cut opportunity to attend).

The headliners aren't exactly blowing me away -- Pearl Jam & DMB (not a huge fan of either -- please don't throw garbage at me), but I am excited about some of the "secondary" bands -- probably most excited about Kings of Leon, The Decemberists, Sonic Youth and John Vanderslice.

Has anyone here ever attended ACL or planning on going this year?
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Post by: WalkInLove on May 02, 2009, 12:02:17 AM
I'm not attending, Jenn, but I am wicked jealous (okay and excited for you as well) that you get to see The Decemberists.  Why the hell do you and I not live closer to one another?   :-\
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Post by: jenn on May 02, 2009, 12:04:59 AM
WiL, the little birdie on my shoulder keeps telling me to tell you:

"The concert is in Austin (which is closer to AZ than CT, for what it's worth), and not until October.  Tickets can still be obtained."

Just sayin'.   <3
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Post by: BottleBlue on May 02, 2009, 10:30:33 AM
I went to ACL the first two years, when it was still held at the beginning of September.  Miserable time of year to be outside all day in Texas.  Loved it the first year, less so the second year.  If I can buy a single day pass I'll go for DMB, but otherwise I'll probably skip it.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: lisahoo on May 02, 2009, 11:23:01 AM
I'm not attending, Jenn, but I am wicked jealous (okay and excited for you as well) that you get to see The Decemberists.  Why the hell do you and I not live closer to one another?   :-\
Because that would be too much awesomeness in one place.  Kind of like the president and vice president can't be on the same plane.   O0
ETA:  Sorry, that is not a very good example of awesomeness, but you get the idea.

From what I understand about ACL, part of the fun will be discovering new bands you've never heard of since it's all on one ticket, right?
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: McGigi on May 02, 2009, 12:14:05 PM
Jenn, get thee to the Avett Brothers! They are my absolute most favorite band ever, and I can't recommend them enough! I also have friends who love Coheed and Cambria, though I've never heard them.

Just say the word and I can mail you a very lovely package with some CDs.... and now I'm mentally trying to figure out if I could afford to go to Austin.....   ;D
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: WalkInLove on May 02, 2009, 10:34:01 PM
WiL, the little birdie on my shoulder keeps telling me to tell you:

"The concert is in Austin (which is closer to AZ than CT, for what it's worth), and not until October.  Tickets can still be obtained."

Just sayin'.   <3

As you know, Jenn, I had to postpone my NE trip from the Spring to the Fall due to circumstances far beyond my control.  Given that, the ACL trip is not an option for me.  I will, however, insist upon seeing you this fall when I do make my trip to the great NE.  Or, you know, I'll just show up at your door and kidnap you to some groovy little bar for the evening.  ;D

Speaking of too much awesomeness, lisahoo, right back at ya!  jimcap O0 :-*
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: jenn on May 03, 2009, 12:38:34 AM
Jenn, get thee to the Avett Brothers! They are my absolute most favorite band ever, and I can't recommend them enough!
Miss McGiggles, I am all over that!  Obviously, I hold your opinion in high regard as you have proven time and time again to have impeccable taste.  ;)  Any suggestions on where I should start?  And, yes, I'm purposely ignoring your mental trip to Austin.  Such an occurance coming to fruition would, technically speaking, "explode the [d]awesome part of my brain."  ;)

And, Miss WiL, my excitement got the best of me for a moment.  Obviously, you have more pressing matters (unfortunately, given the circumstances) to attend to.  I think I was just being selfish in thinking how outrageously wonderful it would be to have you there with me.  But, I promise to take gratuitous amounts of video.  And then we'll have our own legen...(wait for it -- I hope you're not lactose intolerant!)...dary time when we finally do get to hang out this fall.  bighugsicon

And, Miss Hoo, that was a superb analogy.  However, as much as I wish it were true, I think there's actually a more yin-yang principle at play, i.e. WiL's general awesomeness would be the yang to my dorky yin.  Or something.   :D
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: MrsHammer on May 10, 2009, 06:34:19 PM
Ok, I am in desperate need of updating the tunes on my MP3 player. I use it when I run on the treadmill, and I've been running through the same songs for about a year now.  Where do you all buy your downloads?  What I would really like is a place that can help me pick out new music based on what I already know I like.  Also, if anyone has a suggestion for something really rockin to run too, let me have it!
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Post by: AngieMae on May 10, 2009, 07:19:26 PM
Ok, I am in desperate need of updating the tunes on my MP3 player. I use it when I run on the treadmill, and I've been running through the same songs for about a year now.  Where do you all buy your downloads?  What I would really like is a place that can help me pick out new music based on what I already know I like.  Also, if anyone has a suggestion for something really rockin to run too, let me have it!

My suggestion is for you to go to Pandora, and type in an artist or song title and go from there. You can't actually dl anything there, but at least it will help you find new stuff.

As far as where to dl, sorry couldn't tell ya. :/
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Post by: norsk_heksen on May 11, 2009, 12:50:18 AM
iTunes has a new thing -- I think it's called Genius -- that takes your library and makes suggestions based on what you already have. But if you have an MP3 player, that format might not be compatible.

Amazon has MP3 downloads, and if you have an account on amazon and tell it what you own, it will give you recommendations and say, "We recommend X because you said you own Y," so you get an idea of what it's like. I've gotten some MP3s on there -- usually albums are a better deal than singles. And their files are DRM-free, meaning that basically they aren't tracked, so you can transfer them between computers, change operating systems, update your MP3 player, etc. without losing the files or having it say, "Sorry, you can't play that here!" So yeah, I'm kind of a fan of amazon. :)
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Post by: bitter pill on May 11, 2009, 01:30:08 AM
Ok, I am in desperate need of updating the tunes on my MP3 player. I use it when I run on the treadmill, and I've been running through the same songs for about a year now.  Where do you all buy your downloads?  What I would really like is a place that can help me pick out new music based on what I already know I like.  Also, if anyone has a suggestion for something really rockin to run too, let me have it!
I have this page bookmarked: 19 Great Music Recommendation Sources (http://www.thegoodmusician.com/recommendations/) (more than 19, really since there more are listed in the comments). I've tried a few and been meaning to try others, but haven't yet. If you do find one source that's really cool, let me know!

Adding to that, I like newer and less mainstream music, so I like to browse Hypemachine (http://hypem.com/) for new music recs.

What kind of music do you like listening to while running? What are some of the artists on your playlists now?
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Post by: summerteeth on May 11, 2009, 05:28:25 AM
Last.fm is great for finding music - you look for one artist that you like, and it will suggest others that are similar. It lets you listen to some of it, but not all. For 'trying before you buy' I'd suggest Spotify. It's my favourite new technology thing lately.
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Post by: Morning Angel on May 16, 2009, 02:49:48 PM
I just had to put in a recommendation for the self-titled album by Tinted Windows.  Ken Tucker from EW was talking about it, and I'm so glad I got that album.  It's a new band composed of Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne, Taylor Hanson from Hanson, James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins, and Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick.   I enjoyed those first three bands so it's an interesting combination.  It's pop-rock music that's perfect for the summer.
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Post by: Swedge on May 16, 2009, 03:34:01 PM
Just a headsup that Coldplay has released a live album free and legal on the internet.

It can be downloaded here. (http://coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=395)
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Post by: Morning Angel on May 16, 2009, 03:43:19 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Swedge.  I'm not really all that much into Coldplay anymore, but they were amazing in concert when I saw them a few years ago so I'll listen to that.

That reminds me... I saw in the newspaper this morning that Spinal Tap has an official website  (http://spinaltap.com/)(which I did not know), and they offer a free download of Saucy Jack, a song about Jack the Ripper, which I think they reference in the movie.
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Post by: bkwrm on May 20, 2009, 08:27:54 PM
Has anyone been to a Relient K concert?  And if so, do they always play the Office theme song?  I would go see them just for that part alone.  Thanks ahead of time!
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Post by: EmilyHalpert on May 20, 2009, 08:30:09 PM
Has anyone been to a Relient K concert?  And if so, do they always play the Office theme song?  I would go see them just for that part alone.  Thanks ahead of time!
Yeppers. Well, they did at mine (nearly 2 years ago). I remember because it was on a Thursday night, and it made me feel a bit better for missing a new Office episode.
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Post by: bkwrm on May 20, 2009, 09:09:47 PM
Has anyone been to a Relient K concert?  And if so, do they always play the Office theme song?  I would go see them just for that part alone.  Thanks ahead of time!
Yeppers. Well, they did at mine (nearly 2 years ago). I remember because it was on a Thursday night, and it made me feel a bit better for missing a new Office episode.

Thank you Emily
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Post by: mixedberryjam on May 20, 2009, 09:11:33 PM
I just had to put in a recommendation for the self-titled album by Tinted Windows.  Ken Tucker from EW was talking about it, and I'm so glad I got that album.  It's a new band composed of Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne, Taylor Hanson from Hanson, James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins, and Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick.   I enjoyed those first three bands so it's an interesting combination.  It's pop-rock music that's perfect for the summer.

So it's good MA?  I've really wanted to get it because I love their first song - Kind of a Girl and wasn't sure if the whole album would be worth getting. 
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Post by: Morning Angel on May 20, 2009, 09:39:42 PM
So it's good MA?  I've really wanted to get it because I love their first song - Kind of a Girl and wasn't sure if the whole album would be worth getting. 

I keep playing it anyway!  Is the greatest album ever?  No.  But it's light, summery, and entertaining music, so I enjoy that personally.  I put it on when I go walking for a long distance and it puts me in a great mood.
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Post by: dinknflicker on May 21, 2009, 07:58:39 AM
No need for me to preface this post with the statement that I am not very technologically gifted, because my question will probably reveal all...
Is there a way for the iPod to know which songs you skip over when you have it on shuffle? That is to say does it "learn" which artists you prefer?  Please don't laugh. Too loudly.
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Post by: Morning Angel on May 21, 2009, 08:49:20 AM
No need for me to preface this post with the statement that I am not very technologically gifted, because my question will probably reveal all...
Is there a way for the iPod to know which songs you skip over when you have it on shuffle? That is to say does it "learn" which artists you prefer?  Please don't laugh. Too loudly.


It's not a silly question.  In older versions of iTunes, there used to be a feature wherein it could choose songs you rated more highly or songs you played more often in the Party DJ feature or whatever it was called.  It wasn't learning what you skipped per se, but you could get mixes influenced by what you liked.  Unfortunately, they've now redesigned the iTunes DJ, and I think it's pretty terrible and doesn't really allow you to do any of that anymore.
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Post by: jenn on May 25, 2009, 02:08:37 PM
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Jay Bennett, a rock musician with deep ties to Chicago best known as a former member of Wilco, died early Sunday morning in downstate Urbana, where he had been running a recording studio, according to a spokesman for his family.

source (http://blogs.suntimes.com/derogatis/2009/05/jay_bennett_dead_at_age_45.html)

That's awfully sad.  :-\  Even though they didn't part ways under the best of terms, but I adored the music that they released during his time with the band.
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Post by: lisahoo on May 25, 2009, 11:00:53 PM
My favorite new* band name of the week:  Men Without Pants (http://www.myspace.com/menwithoutpants).

*new to me anyway.  I don't get out much.
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Post by: Swedge on May 25, 2009, 11:28:57 PM
Neither do they, I'd imagine.
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Post by: NanReg on May 26, 2009, 09:39:30 AM
I can see it now:  Men Without Pants, with opening act Men Without Hats  ;D
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Post by: bitter pill on May 27, 2009, 12:16:50 AM
Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest was released today. The video for "Two Weeks" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjecYugTbIQ) is creepy/cool.
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Post by: lovefool on May 27, 2009, 02:18:15 PM
I just heard that Sam Mendes is going to be participating in the Guest DJ Project on KCRW in LA...I think you can probably get it on KCRW.com. They played a tiny exert from it this morning but I'm not sure when they're going to play the whole thing.  Anyway they said he'd be talking about the way music influences him in film...I'm sure he'll mention something about Away We Go...
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Post by: extrasupervery on May 28, 2009, 12:23:33 AM
I just want to recommend the new Phoenix album out this week, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix".  I think it's just really addicting, favourite album of the year so far, hands down, for me anyways!
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Post by: devs on May 30, 2009, 10:22:28 PM
I just got tickets to see Sonic Youth in Philly in July and I am totally excited!  O0  I can't believe that it has taken me all the way to 2009 to see them live. 
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Post by: bitter pill on May 30, 2009, 11:55:42 PM
I just want to recommend the new Phoenix album out this week, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix".  I think it's just really addicting, favourite album of the year so far, hands down, for me anyways!
The Phoenix album is fun. I've been 80s-dancing to it for a while now and someone pointed me toward this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtRQsCgYmtc) of the Brat Pack dancing to "Lisztomania."
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Post by: lisahoo on June 02, 2009, 12:31:09 PM
If you thought diversity in the music you hear on the radio is pathetic now, just wait until the big record companies & Congress try to pass a performance tax for music played over the radio (S. 379 & H.R. 848).  Kiss indie music good bye.

Sign the petition at saveyourradio.org (http://saveyourradio.org)
Read more about the performance tax and it's impact on listeners & stations at freeradioalliance.org (http://freeradioalliance.org)
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Post by: zerohhero on June 05, 2009, 11:16:44 PM
I'm about 4 months behind but I'm listening to Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion album and I'm lovin' it.  /McDonald's

My Girls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zol2MJf6XNE)

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Post by: extrasupervery on June 07, 2009, 12:16:43 AM
The Phoenix album is fun. I've been 80s-dancing to it for a while now and someone pointed me toward this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtRQsCgYmtc) of the Brat Pack dancing to "Lisztomania."

Thanks for pointing out that video, it was totally awesome, makes me love that song even more and it's not even my favourite off of the album!  The Animal Collective "My Girls" video that zerohhero recommended is also really cool and trippy and a great song too.
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Post by: Morning Angel on June 20, 2009, 05:46:26 AM
Songs You Used to Love (http://songsyouusedtolove.tumblr.com/page/1)  I really like this tumblr.  It's crazy how many songs featured on there I own/have owned at some point.  It inspires me to go digging through old CDs/songs I haven't listened in a while. :) 
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Post by: WalkInLove on June 20, 2009, 10:56:04 AM
Thank you for that link, MA.  What a fun trip down memory lane that tumblr is.  So many songs that I had completely forgotten about. 
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Post by: halfbaked on July 01, 2009, 12:05:03 AM
I just saw this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RASKaZFZtS8) on the Rachel Maddow Show. My love for Jon Bon Jovi knows no bounds.  <3

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On June 24, Iranian Superstar Andy Madadian went into an LA recording studio with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and American record producers Don Was and John Shanks to record a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran. This version of the old Ben E. King classic is not for sale - it was not meant to be on the Billboard charts or even manufactured as a CD.....it's intended to be downloaded and shared by the Iranian people...to give voice to the sentiment that all people of the world stand together....the handwritten Farsi sign in the video translates to "we are one".


Link to site where free iTunes video/podcast link is located (http://www.MyDamnChannel.com/Don_Was/Stand_By_Me/StandByMewithIntro_2168.aspx)  :-\ Confusing
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Post by: DunderSnob on July 06, 2009, 01:57:49 PM
Do you ever get stuck on a new song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG8fugqFn9Q) and listen to it over and over and over again? No? Just me?
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Post by: frautotenkinder on July 06, 2009, 02:32:56 PM
I just got tickets to see Sonic Youth in Philly in July and I am totally excited!  O0  I can't believe that it has taken me all the way to 2009 to see them live. 

Not Sonic Youth, but I highly recommend No Age "Nouns"

I can't get enough of that album! And it's a little older, but super dancy and fun--Calvin Harris "I Created Disco"
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Post by: justkaren on July 06, 2009, 05:05:57 PM
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Do you ever get stuck on a new song and listen to it over and over and over again?

DunderSnob, they play that song like every five minutes on a radio station here.   :P

Here's my current obsession (http://www.youtube.com/watch?index=2&playnext_from=PL&feature=PlayList&p=173B52E11FEAF0DB&v=qTTGX27fsA4&playnext=1).  Looked it up after I heard it on So You Think You Can Dance, and now I can't stop listening to it.
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Post by: lisahoo on July 07, 2009, 09:09:48 AM
Dangit, my DVR is full of episodes of Chuck and TO, so I had no room to record Conan last night.  Anyone have the clip of DCFC?

ETA: Never mind, it's on the website (http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com).
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Post by: Cousin Mose on July 07, 2009, 11:05:10 AM
Songs You Used to Love (http://songsyouusedtolove.tumblr.com/page/1)  I really like this tumblr.  It's crazy how many songs featured on there I own/have owned at some point.  It inspires me to go digging through old CDs/songs I haven't listened in a while. :) 

That's funny, because I've got a playlist on my iPod called "Songs I Used to Hate." They're all pretty much the pop and new wave tunes that I, as a hard-core, mullet-sporting, Mötley Crüe backpatch on the Levi jacket-wearing "rockah" wasn't allowed to like back in the day.

But I like those songs now. Go figure. It's a surreal moment when the shuffle feature goes from "Accidentally 4th Street" to "Dr. Feelgood," and I don't even flinch.  :D
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Post by: bitter pill on July 08, 2009, 06:55:23 PM
I love free music and the best label ever, Sub Pop, has posted a sampler on the worst webpage ever. (http://www.subpop.com/cybersex) (I promise the download isn't a virus.)

The sampler has some great artists (Fleet Foxes, Handsome Furs, Flight of the Conchords, Iron and Wine, Vetiver).
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Post by: summerteeth on July 15, 2009, 08:43:19 AM
Has anyone else heard the university a capella album that Ben Folds has done? (http://www.benfolds.com/acappella)

It's a bunch of different a capella groups from different universities covering Ben Folds' songs. I've only just discovered it now on Spotify, and it's pretty good so far! His songs lend themselves to this sort of thing very well indeed. Andy would most definitely like it.  ;D
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Post by: Too Late Kev on July 15, 2009, 01:31:22 PM
Strangely, one of those groups isn't collegiate.   The Newtones of Newton are a high school group from Newton South High, alma mater of John Krasinski and B.J. Novak.
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Post by: norsk_heksen on July 15, 2009, 03:10:45 PM
I've heard of that album, but I was skeptical about it! I'm usually not a fan of covers. Maybe I'll check it out though! :)
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Post by: spencer_0123 on July 25, 2009, 11:26:32 PM
I heard a group called The Lovespies for the first time tonight, and am really loving them! They only have 3 songs, and about 90 fans, but they're pretty good. You can listen here (http://www.reverbnation.com/thelovespies), if you feel so inclined ;D. I've had 'Waiting for you' on repeat for the last half hour. Such a pretty song! They also have a facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lovespies/30099411756), and a blog.
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Post by: halfbaked on July 26, 2009, 12:14:21 AM
I've had 'Waiting for you' on repeat for the last half hour. Such a pretty song!

It took me 3-4 replays of "Waiting for You" to realize why it sounded so familiar to me. It has that same dreamy, ethereal quality of some songs in Spring Awakening. Lovely. Abso-f**king-lutely lovely.

Thanks for posting it, spencer.  :-*
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Post by: spencer_0123 on July 26, 2009, 12:32:22 AM
Yes! I'm glad you said that. I was trying to place the familiarity of it too, and it wasn't coming. But you're completely right- the melody/style is very similar to Spring Awakening. Aw, that makes me love it even more! :D

And, fun fact, "Waiting for You" was inspired by The Time Traveler's Wife, which is my current fascination, and how I came upon the group.
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Post by: lovefool on July 26, 2009, 01:34:13 AM
Spencer thanks for the music recc. I'm loving these songs AND I love that book....on a completely unrelated note, what photo shoot is your icon from?  I don't think  I've ever seen that pic of Jenna before.
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Post by: dinknflicker on July 30, 2009, 11:06:36 AM
Last Saturday we went to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo and The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Mann Music Center, which is an outdoor arena in Philadelphia. What a terrific show! If any of you get the chance to see these ethnically diverse treasures this summer, I highly recommend it regardless of what your musical taste is. Your eyes, ears and hearts will be opened in a new way.

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Post by: Sticious on August 14, 2009, 12:50:40 PM
Forgive me for being late to the party, but I am just discovering this part of the board.  Here are some super-random song recommendations.

Patrick Park - Your Smile's A Drug
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Wolf Parade - Shine A Light
Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
Ween - Voodoo Lady
Long Winters - Fire Island, A.K.
Belle & Sebastian - Another Sunny Day
New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Elliott Smith - Bled White
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Post by: jenn on August 15, 2009, 07:57:43 AM
Sticious, that is some lovely taste in music.  You hit on a lot of my favourites with that list.  :)  The only one I'm not familiar with is Patrick Park, but perhaps I need to acquaint myself.  :)

So.  I know that there are a lot of Death Cab fans lurking about, so I thought I'd share my excitement over this this tweet (http://twitter.com/dcfc):

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New Ben Gibbard Project, "One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur"

One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur, a new album featuring 12 original songs composed and performed by Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar of Son Volt - with lyrics based on the prose of Jack Kerouac’s landmark 1962 novel Big Sur - will be available on October 20th. One Fast Move or I'm Gone is a result of Ben and Jay having discovered a mutual appreciation for Kerouac's work while recording several songs for a feature-length documentary of the same name, also available on October 20th. See below for the album tracklist.

1. California Zephyr
2. Low Life Kingdom
3. Willamine
4. All In One
5. Breathe Our Iodine
6. These Roads Don’t Move
7. Big Sur
8. One Fast Move Or I'm Gone
9. Final Horrors
10. Sea Engines
11. The Void
12. San Francisco
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Post by: dinknflicker on August 15, 2009, 02:19:41 PM
Just as a general music question: How do most of you get exposure to new music? Vids? Streaming online? Campus radio? Curious to see how people find out about new music.
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Post by: summerteeth on August 15, 2009, 02:37:48 PM
Just as a general music question: How do most of you get exposure to new music? Vids? Streaming online? Campus radio? Curious to see how people find out about new music.


I find new music in a variety of ways, I guess. There's a local alternative radio show which I contribute to from time to time, and it also has a website with music news/gig guides/reviews, that type of thing (though it's mostly focused on local bands) and I sometimes find things that way. Often when there's an announcement of a gig coming up I'll check out the band regardless of whether or not I've heard of them, found a few bands I like that way.

Also, I listen to BBC 6music - I've come across several new bands there. I also read some local music messageboards and follow the recommendations of people whose taste I know I share (mostly people who play in bands/DJ at club nights that I like, so I know that I have similar tastes to them).

Last.fm is also a good way to find new music - it suggests similar artists to ones you already like, and has streaming so it's easy to find new music and listen to it there and then.
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Post by: MojoPin on August 15, 2009, 03:04:18 PM
I've found some good artists through music podcasts. I subscribe to All Songs Considered and have found some good stuff there. They recently did an episode centered around the label Merge, heard "Ghost" by Neutral Milk Hotel, did some research, and bought "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea", which is easily the best record I've heard in ages.

So, yeah. That's my major tool because I don't really listen to the radio or watch VH1 or MTV when they actually show music. Music podcasts all the way!
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Post by: devs on August 15, 2009, 07:01:03 PM
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Ween - Voodoo Lady
  That song is excellent.  The Ween guys are a trip - they are from New Hope, PA which is the next town over from where I grew up...funny dudes.

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heard "Ghost" by Neutral Milk Hotel, did some research, and bought "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea", which is easily the best record I've heard in ages.
What an amazing album - one of my favs!!!  Mr. Krasinski himself probably turned on a lot of fans to their album when he included them on his itunes playlist some years back.  I've heard it about a zillion times and still gives me goosebumps.  Fun fact:  Jeff Magnum just sat down, picked up his guitar, and played/sang "Oh Comely" in one perfect take - at the very end of the song you can faintly hear in the background the sound engineer in the booth scream "Holy Shit!" in amazement.

Dinkinflicker - I mostly catch new music on XMU on XMRadio in my car....or by checking out music blogs/sites such at Pitchfork (even though most music sites are written by hipster snobs you can still get good recs from them...)

My music recommendation for the day...the Black Keys.  Not a new band....their latest album "Attack and Release" is probably a year old now...but it is incredible and I still find myself listening to it constantly.  All their records are great.    Dan Auerbach currently has a solo album out as well which is pretty decent as well, but I prefer the albums with both Dan and Pat. 
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Post by: Sticious on August 16, 2009, 03:25:31 PM
Sticious, that is some lovely taste in music.  You hit on a lot of my favourites with that list.  :)  The only one I'm not familiar with is Patrick Park, but perhaps I need to acquaint myself.  :)

I love Patrick Park.  It's very folk-ish music and they guy is AMAZINGLY talented.  I'd recommend the entire "Loneliness Knows My Name" album to start out.  :)
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Post by: NanReg on August 26, 2009, 09:00:03 PM
This thread has been quiet for a while!  Maybe this will start some conversation.  The radio station that I listen to, WXPN, broadcasting from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (www.xpn.org) is conducting a "Desert Island Songs" countdown.  Anyone choosing to vote (by visiting the website I linked), picks their ten favorite "desert island songs"--the songs you couldn't live without if you were stranded on a desert island with only your iPod.  They'll calculate the votes and play the 885 most popular from 9/29 to 10/9.  

So, I've been thinking about this over the past few weeks and finally, after much deliberation, chose the following (and even made it a playlist on my iPod):  


Looks like I'm pretty much a big old sap  laughingicon  It was fun but difficult to narrow down to 10 songs.  Give it some thought and see what you come up with.  They're randomly posting some of the lists on the website.  Interesting to see what people have selected.

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Post by: summerteeth on August 29, 2009, 08:51:11 AM
I can't even choose my 10 favourite artists without changing my mind, let alone 10 songs!

Just wanted to pop in here to say that I've been to a couple of outdoor gigs the past couple of nights and had the best time. It was the sort of stuff that I wouldn't normally be that into (Dizzee Rascal (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gvfrxqu0ldfe) on Thursday and 2manydjs (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll) last night) but I had so much fun!

Does anyone else find that their musical tastes get broader and more eclectic as they get older? I've always been pretty into music, and I am still guilty of being a bit of a music snob sometimes, but hip hop/rap and dance music was never something I was that into, yet I had the best time seeing both of those. 2manydjs in particular was amazing - two Belgian brothers on stage in tuxedos mixing great mash ups of all kinds of random things (they mixed Slayer with 9-5 by Dolly Parton at one point!) with this huge AV screen behind them, with the cover art of the songs animated. It was sort of Terry Gilliam style - as in they would have the arms and legs of a still photo moving and mouths moving along to the words. It was like Monty Python does rave or something. Very entertaining indeed.

Anyway, I just had so much fun and am still so psyched from it (the next afternoon) that I had to waffle on about it a bit!
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Post by: beanyb on August 30, 2009, 05:37:02 PM
I'm going to see 2manydj's next Saturday at a festival, and I'm really excited for it. They play here fairly regularly, but I've never managed to catch them. I understand the snobbery towards dance music. I used to hate it too, but done well it can be total genius. You should check out Soulwax if you enjoyed 2manydj's.

There is a load of people playing next weekend that I'm just totally psyched for. Orbital, Fleet Foxes, Bat for Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Brian Wilson, Lisa Hannigan, Lykke Li... I could go on and on. It's gonna be great!
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Post by: summerteeth on August 30, 2009, 05:59:21 PM
Electric Picnic? I hate you. I'm so raging I can't go, but no one else I know was up for it/could afford it so I'll be sat at home reading Twitter updates and being miserable, probably!

2manydjs will be awesome - they had the same AV thing at Belsonic that they've been doing at all of the festivals, so make sure you can see the screen! And don't miss the start where they come on on scooters or segways or whatever it was - especially not cos some idiot threw his beer at you then decided to leer at you by way of apology >:(

And yeah, love Soulwax too. I'm not terribly into dance music at all, but I'd heard so many great things about this show in particular that I really wanted to check them out. There's a lot of snobbery against 2manydjs within dance music, from what I could gather - that they're the Oasis of dance music, sort of. But I don't care, I thought they put on a brilliant show and it's great for festivals in particular. So enjoy yourself!

eta: Ooh, also - have you seen the Flaming Lips before? They're amazing live, they played Belsonic last year and it was truly one of the most fantastic experiences I've ever had. It's like a demented kids' party, so so sooooooo much fun and just the best atmosphere ever! Aw, damn, I really wish I could go now :(
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Post by: dinknflicker on August 31, 2009, 11:01:08 PM
This thread has been quiet for a while!  Maybe this will start some conversation.  The radio station that I listen to, WXPN, broadcasting from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (www.xpn.org) is conducting a "Desert Island Songs" countdown.



nanreg you are so cool because you listen to 'xpn AND you made a rockin' list, particularly your Al Green, Stevie Wonder and U2 selections. In that spirit, here are my choices:

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Post by: wendolf on August 31, 2009, 11:41:38 PM
I usually stay out of the music thread because ... well ... I like music, but I'm not a "music person". My brothers are "music people" and I always feel inadequate around them when we talk tunes. But I like this desert island conversation, and dinknflicker, I forgot all about "She" and "Into the Mystic"! Great songs!

Anyway, there are a ton of songs that I don't have on my ipod that would probably be on my desert island mix, but of the ones I do have, here are a few I can listen to over and over (and over) again:

Every Breath You Take -- The Police
Arms of a Woman -- Amos Lee
Collide (I blame that JAM fan video for this one) -- Howie Day
Come on Get Higher -- Matt Nathanson
Like the Way I Do -- Melissa Etheridge
At Last! -- Etta James
I'm Yours -- Jason Mraz
Blackbird -- I like the Sarah McLachlan version
Get out the Map -- Indigo Girls (I just love this one for some reason)
Keep Breathing -- Ingrid Michaelson

I'd probably need at least one Counting Crows song ... maybe "Anna Begins" or "Round Here"
And some U2. And maybe even "She's Got a Way" by Billy Joel. Oh forget it. This is too hard!
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Post by: NanReg on September 01, 2009, 09:57:24 AM
Nice choices  You guys are awesome   coolicon  It's a fun task, isn't it?!  Let me tell ya, it was realllllly hard to narrow down to 10.  I think I started out with 40.  Wen, Anna Begins was one of them, as was At Last (definitely the Etta James version).  Love Sarah M.'s version of Blackbird.  Wasn't that on the I Am Sam soundtrack?  Not all that familiar with Matt Nathanson but I adore Car CrashDinknflicker, fine choices!  Don't you worry about your Mariah love--that one's on my iPod, too.  And you may very well be stuck on the island during the holiday season  :D  I should probably be embarrased to admit this, but I do believe that two of your songs are from Hugh Grant movies, and that is more than ok by me  ;)  Oh, and Van Morrison?  Let me just sing, loudly, IIIIIII want to rock your gypsy souuuuullllll  ;D  Excellent.  Amos Lee--another fine XPN artist.  That's a beautiful song.  Finally, wild applause for your ambitious idea to renact the Les Mis soundtrack.  Let me predict that the coconut wardrobe would be immensely popular if you take that show on the road.  Put me on the wait list for tickets, please   ;D
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Post by: wendolf on September 01, 2009, 10:44:40 AM
Yeah, that Les Mis soundtrack is fantastic. Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men...   ;D If we're stranded together on the island, I'd totally audition for that production. I'd have a pretty good chance of landing the part of Cosette against a monkey ... or a hermit crab.  ;D

Nan, I was organizing our CDs the other day and it was a little embarrassing how many soundtracks we have, but I always like the variety of artists and types of music! I Am Sam is one of them, as are Notting Hill (that's where I found the Elvis Costello version of "She", ), The Big Chill, The Last Kiss, even About Last Night, and as f*&*(# up as Grey's Anatomy is as a show, Mr. Wendolf and I love the music. But I do have some soundtracks that make me go "Huh? Why the hell did I buy this?" Like The Bodyguard, Boomerang (WTF?), The Passion of the Christ ... odd.
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Post by: dinknflicker on September 01, 2009, 11:00:01 AM
Yeah, that Les Mis soundtrack is fantastic. Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men...  ;D If we're stranded together on the island, I'd totally audition for that production. I'd have a pretty good chance of landing the part of Cosette against a monkey ... or a hermit crab.  ;D

Nan, I was organizing our CDs the other day and it was a little embarrassing how many soundtracks we have, but I always like the variety of artists and types of music! I Am Sam is one of them, as are Notting Hill (that's where I found the Elvis Costello version of "She", ), The Big Chill, The Last Kiss, even About Last Night, and as f*&*(# up as Grey's Anatomy is as a show, Mr. Wendolf and I love the music. But I do have some soundtracks that make me go "Huh? Why the hell did I buy this?" Like The Bodyguard, Boomerang (WTF?), The Passion of the Christ ... odd.

wendolf okay I promise not to let the hermit crab win the role of Cosette over you ('cause I mean really, when she went to embrace anyone, all they'd get is pinched - so you're in!).
Now do not disparage The Bodyguard soundtrack because it contains "I Will Always Love You" which is treacle, cliche, replete with hooks meant to suck you in and slightly over-produced, but it is a beautiful song sung by an angelic voice Whitney Houston (before the Bobby Brown weirdness :)). Kevin Costner never looked so cute, either. However, I will admit to buying that cd at a garage sale (not full price) and I keep it hidden under the driver's seat of my car and only take it out during long car trips - alone.
On occasion I like to play music Yoda to my teenager who is very cool and has a very good taste in a wide variety of music. He listens to everything from Kanye to the Beatles to Chopin. So I pulled The Bodyguard cd out one day and said "I want you to listen to this song, this amazing voice and tell me what you think."  He listened quietly and then, in the same voice he uses when I serve brussel sprouts said, "Really, mom?" Guess I'm not so much a Yoda anymore as Jar-Jar Binks with cd's. Oh well.


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Post by: NanReg on September 01, 2009, 11:13:28 AM
I'm a huge fan of movie soundtracks.  The most recent one I bought (well...before Away We Go) was Vicky Cristina Barcelona.  I also love the sountrack to Something's Gotta Give, but I have so many others.  Remember Sleepless in Seattle?  That's a great one.  Ah, The Big Chill--I had that on cassette  laughingicon
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Post by: jenn on September 01, 2009, 12:40:46 PM
Yeah, that Les Mis soundtrack is fantastic. Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men...   ;D If we're stranded together on the island, I'd totally audition for that production. I'd have a pretty good chance of landing the part of Cosette against a monkey ... or a hermit crab.  ;D

Oh, I could no doubt listen to the right cast version of Les Mis for hours and days on end.  Super choice.  Bonus points if I get Michael Ball as Marius.  <3  Now I've got to go pull out my TAC video.

Sadly, I think the hermit crab would and could act circles around me, but I think I've got a pretty good chance at landing the role of "stolen loaf of bread."
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Post by: MojoPin on September 01, 2009, 09:19:26 PM
Ah, The Big Chill--I had that on cassette  laughingicon

I just watched The Big Chill! That's funny. Those characters had a much better time at UMich than I did. But that soundtrack is pretty amazing. I have a few songs already on my computer but I'm slightly tempted to go download a few more. It was like, "Ah! I love that song!" all through the movie.

My vote for best movie soundtrack goes to American Graffiti. I was obviously born in the wrong generation.
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Post by: norsk_heksen on September 01, 2009, 09:29:53 PM
Ah, The Big Chill--I had that on cassette  laughingicon

I just watched The Big Chill! That's funny. Those characters had a much better time at UMich than I did. But that soundtrack is pretty amazing. I have a few songs already on my computer but I'm slightly tempted to go download a few more. It was like, "Ah! I love that song!" all through the movie.

My vote for best movie soundtrack goes to American Graffiti. I was obviously born in the wrong generation.

Hee! Ditto, MojoPin. My vote goes to Almost Famous -- a little bit later than yours, but still. :) Unless the category is original soundtracks, in which case my votes go to Pirates of the Caribbean and Hairspray (the movie -- never seen the show).
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Post by: MojoPin on September 01, 2009, 09:40:12 PM
Ah, The Big Chill--I had that on cassette  laughingicon

I just watched The Big Chill! That's funny. Those characters had a much better time at UMich than I did. But that soundtrack is pretty amazing. I have a few songs already on my computer but I'm slightly tempted to go download a few more. It was like, "Ah! I love that song!" all through the movie.

My vote for best movie soundtrack goes to American Graffiti. I was obviously born in the wrong generation.
Hee! Ditto, MojoPin. My vote goes to Almost Famous -- a little bit later than yours, but still. :) Unless the category is original soundtracks, in which case my votes go to Pirates of the Caribbean and Hairspray (the movie -- never seen the show).

Oh! Original soundtrack is harder for me to decide on. My all time favorite score is from Battlestar Galactica (I can't listen to Roslin and Adama's Theme without wanting to burst into tears) but that isn't a movie . . . I love the soundtrack for The Empire Strikes Back (though John Williams was kind of riffing a little too much on Stravinsky).

I also forgot all about the soundtrack for O Brother, Where Ar't Thou, which is amazing. And my vote for best musical soundtrack goes to West Side Story. I had a mondo crush on Natalie Wood back between my sixth and seventh grade year and I watched West Side Story non-stop. It's still one of my all time favorites. "Maria" is the only song I can remember how to play on the piano. "Somewhere" still makes me kind of weepy. "I Feel Pretty" makes me frolic. "Tonight Quartet" still makes me totally rock out.

But, as it is, I just downloaded a few songs, two from The Big Chill soundtrack. Someone up thread mention "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay", which I've always meant to download because I love it, and a Dusty Springfield classic that may or may not end up reminding me of a certain Jan Levinson (not Gould). Fun times!

ETA: I can't forget the soundtrack to Passion Fish! Great cajun jams (and one really hauntingly beautiful celtic fiddle piece). I found it on Amazon, but it was too much money. Luckily, iTunes had one song, "La Danse de Mardi Gras", which is awesome
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Post by: dinknflicker on September 02, 2009, 08:30:27 AM
Wait, we're doing favorite soundtracks now? My choices are running around my head like a trapped rat in a maze. Do I pick Les Mis, because I'm halfway to re-enacting it on my desert island, in my head? Or do I pick South Pacific because I frequently burst out into "Bali Hai" randomly throughout the day? West Side Story because when you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way from your first cigarette to your last dying day?
There's always How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying featuring Matthew Broderick and the ever awesome Megan Mullaley. Then again, I'm not going to leave The Phantom of the Opera alone in the underbelly, skulking alone the watery, dank canals. Oh and I suppose Chicago, that toddling town can be ignored? Pffft.
Maybe I should just pick a favorite among my three children. That might be easier. Hey! I could hold auditions..... kind of like a sibling Survivor :)


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Post by: bitter pill on September 02, 2009, 06:28:17 PM
SomaFM (http://somafm.com/) provides some of my favorite internet radio (listener-supported, no commercials). Indie Pop Rocks is a great channel. Since the space shuttle launched, one of their channels is broadcasting the crew of Discovery along with ambient music that sounds like what is played while waiting in line at Space Mountain. It's pretty cool. Right now they are preparing for an interview for CNN Espanol.
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Post by: lisahoo on September 07, 2009, 10:14:51 AM
Quite possibly the coolest TV ad ever.:
The Beatles: Rock Band (http://vodpod.com/watch/2125256-the-beatles-rock-band-tv-ad)

While I was looking for that clip, I found the official site, and this all-animated (http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com/cinematic.php) ad is pretty freaking cool, too.

ETA: I take it back, the animated one knocks my socks off.  Koo-koo-ka-joo.
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Post by: Papertrail on September 07, 2009, 10:25:49 AM
That...was...amazing! Wow! I haven't seen this ad yet. Very Cool! Thanks, lisahoo.
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Post by: NanReg on October 05, 2009, 11:15:18 AM
In honor of a certain momentous occasion that fast approaches, I present you the vocal stylings of Mr. Lyle Lovett singing She's No Lady (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3m1FwhusY).  Great song AND impressive hair  :D 
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Post by: Alamos on October 14, 2009, 05:12:41 PM
This is in the category -- "Things that Bother Me" -- I  just heard Mariah Carey sing "I Want to Know What Love is" by Foreigner.  I love the original so much and it reminds me so much of my childhood. I really don't like her version very much.  I am sure she was song writers knocking on her door, hoping that she sing their songs. She really doesn't have to remake such a signature song.

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Post by: S.K on December 04, 2009, 09:49:02 AM

So, we've covered television and movies, but what are everybody's favorite Christmas songs? This is mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCr30OVMjHA). Par none. Maybe not the most original choice ever, but... eh. Nothing tops it. That's just my opinion. But it's the truth.
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Post by: NanReg on December 04, 2009, 10:45:22 AM
Nice topic, S.K.! My favorite Christmas song is Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  I'm partial to James Taylor's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx1gug9WJFk) and The Pretenders' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8aNFrLnZ_g) renditions  :)  Also, this little ditty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jzmAXbQLqs) (and this video) makes me smile and dance  :D  It also makes me think of my favorite Christmas movie, Love Actually   <3
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Post by: halfbaked on December 04, 2009, 11:27:11 AM

Nice topic, S.K.! My favorite Christmas song is Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  I'm partial to James Taylor's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx1gug9WJFk) and The Pretenders' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8aNFrLnZ_g) renditions  :)  Also, this little ditty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jzmAXbQLqs) (and this video) makes me smile and dance  :D  It also makes me think of my favorite Christmas movie, Love Actually   <3

We're sharing a brain today, NanReg. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"—my favorite, too. "All I want for Christmas is You" video—love it! Love Actually—adore it!
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Post by: NanReg on December 04, 2009, 11:29:23 AM
That's 'cause we're BFF's, halfbaked!   laughingicon
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Post by: EmilyHalpert on December 04, 2009, 11:33:25 AM
My Christmas Music Folder has 77 different songs. I have some like Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Bells, etc, all those classics, but then I also have some like Donde Esta Santa Claus, A True Blue Miracle, and I Hate Christmas Parties. I'm all about new holiday music!
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Post by: MojoPin on December 04, 2009, 11:34:45 AM
My favorite traditional Christmas song is "O Holy Night". I really love the poignancy of the lyrics. "Long lay the world/in sin and error pining/'til he appeared/and the soul felt its worth" I don't believe a word of it but it's so evocative and hopeful. Awesome. I should also admit that I am a big fan of "Ave Maria". I have three different versions on my official Christmas playlist: Silos, Michigan State University Children's Choir, the University of Michigan Women's Glee Club (what, is that my voice I hear on this track?).

My favorite non-religious song is . . . Christmas Time Is Here. Charlie Brown FTW! But I, too, also really like All I Want For Christmas Is You and pretty much any song from Nightmare Before Christmas, especially What's This?
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Post by: NanReg on December 04, 2009, 11:38:42 AM
That whole Charlie Brown CD is just excellent.  I never get tired of listening to that.  O Holy Night is my favorite religious Christmas song. 
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Post by: summerteeth on December 04, 2009, 11:43:00 AM
I have about 60-odd songs in my Christmas playlist. Mostly sort of big band/swing type classics (stuff like Santa Baby, Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Song, Let it Snow, Frosty The Snowman, etc), the Elf soundtrack, and indie covers of both the cheesy and the classic typical Christmas songs. I think a lot of the indie stuff is culled from The OC Chrismukkah album!

Also a few indie originals like I Want An Alien for Christmas by Fountains of Wayne, Christmas Is Going To The Dogs and Everything' Gonna Be Cool This Christmas by Eels.

And, of course, 12 Days of Christmas by Bob and Doug Mackenzie! ;D

O Holy Night is my favourite carol too, apart from when it's being howled by the old woman in charge of the choir at my church - apart from her it's usually a really nice Midnight Mass service, but then she gets up and completely ruins O Holy Night and that's that.
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Post by: NanReg on December 04, 2009, 11:47:27 AM
That's what church is all about, summerteeth  laughingicon
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Post by: spencer_0123 on December 04, 2009, 11:56:16 AM
Ohh, yay for Christmas music! Some favourites are: Anything from Trans-Siberian Orchestra (they're so incredible live!), The Charlie Brown Christmas album as others have said, I've mentioned my love of A Muppets Christmas Carol in the movie thread so anything from that album, The Nutcraker, and I grew up listening to the Time-Life Christmas album which just had lots of classic songs that I can't remember at the moment, but love! ;D
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Post by: NanReg on December 04, 2009, 11:58:36 AM
I grew up listening to the Time-Life Christmas album which just had lots of classic songs that I can't remember at the moment, but love! ;D

While I welcome new renditions of favorite songs, there's a lot of nostalgia and sentiment tied up in the classic versions  :)
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Post by: summerteeth on December 04, 2009, 12:04:13 PM
That's what church is all about, summerteeth  laughingicon

Heh, true. It's annoying cos that service used to be just so beautiful (well, aside from that woman) - there was a girl I went to school with who would sing at it, she has the most amazing voice, and she'd always find something really unusual and beautiful to sing. And they'd have various classical instruments and it just used to be really lovely. Now it's just back to the boring old choir which is mostly people who think they're way better singers than they actually are.
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Post by: beanyb on December 05, 2009, 08:32:31 AM

So, we've covered television and movies, but what are everybody's favorite Christmas songs? This is mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCr30OVMjHA). Par none. Maybe not the most original choice ever, but... eh. Nothing tops it. That's just my opinion. But it's the truth.

I couldnt agree more. I love that song. There's a few other I enjoy, but none even come close to Fairytale of New York.
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Post by: Callisto on December 05, 2009, 08:40:57 AM


I couldnt agree more. I love that song. There's a few other I enjoy, but none even come close to Fairytale of New York.



Second that. Best Christmas song ever. Never fails to tear me up a little.
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Post by: summerteeth on December 11, 2009, 09:15:07 AM
I'm not sure how many of you can access this, since Spotify is only available in some parts of Europe as far as I'm aware, but here's my Christmas playlist (http://open.spotify.com/user/summer_teeth/playlist/0fawtrvODS4HcMWAF7qmA3) for anyone interested!
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Post by: Swedge on December 19, 2009, 12:16:50 AM
This thread used to be so active but only a few posts in the last few months even before the virus issues.

Maybe time to do the shuffle lists again?
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Post by: S.K on December 19, 2009, 05:52:12 AM

Or themed lists. You know, 5 favorite songs to blast out in your car, 5 favorite work-out songs, 5 saddest songs... That sort of thing. Not that I'd probably participate, because I happen to have an embarrassingly un-cool taste in music, but it might be fun.
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Post by: Morning Angel on December 19, 2009, 10:15:20 AM
So I'm long overdue with Christmas songs, but I had to comment nonetheless!


So, we've covered television and movies, but what are everybody's favorite Christmas songs? This is mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCr30OVMjHA). Par none. Maybe not the most original choice ever, but... eh. Nothing tops it. That's just my opinion. But it's the truth.

I've never heard that song! Huh.

My favourite traditional song is "Les anges dans nos campagnes" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV-jhJ5oCQw) (which, in English, is "The Angels Have Heard It On High")  My non-traditional might be "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", of which there are tons of covers (love the U2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiSPNaQNGOY) and I love that Darlene Love sings it every year on The Late Show!) , but I'm also partial to Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY).  I guess there would also be Winter Wonderland!  Too many good Xmas songs. :)
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Post by: halfbaked on December 19, 2009, 11:36:50 AM


My non-traditional might be "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", of which there are tons of covers (love the U2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiSPNaQNGOY) and I love that Darlene Love sings it every year on The Late Show!) ,...


Yes! Yes! Yes! I've already checked next week's schedule and she'll be on Dave's Wednesday show along with Jay Thomas. It's not Christmas without Baby, Please Come Home, the Batman story, and knocking the pizza from the top of the Christmas tree.  ;D

Bonus: Alec Baldwin is the other guest. Maybe he'll say something about JK.
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Post by: S.K on December 19, 2009, 11:49:26 AM
So I'm long overdue with Christmas songs, but I had to comment nonetheless!


So, we've covered television and movies, but what are everybody's favorite Christmas songs? This is mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCr30OVMjHA). Par none. Maybe not the most original choice ever, but... eh. Nothing tops it. That's just my opinion. But it's the truth.

I've never heard that song! Huh.


Maybe not so unoriginal then, after all.  ;) It just seems to make all sorts of "Best Christmas-y things" -lists. Last year there was some kind of minor dispute over the song, because someone somewhere thought that the song shouldn't have all them dirty words.
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Post by: summerteeth on December 19, 2009, 11:55:59 AM
So I'm long overdue with Christmas songs, but I had to comment nonetheless!


So, we've covered television and movies, but what are everybody's favorite Christmas songs? This is mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCr30OVMjHA). Par none. Maybe not the most original choice ever, but... eh. Nothing tops it. That's just my opinion. But it's the truth.

I've never heard that song! Huh.


Maybe not so unoriginal then, after all.  ;) It just seems to make all sorts of "Best Christmas-y things" -lists. Last year there was some kind of minor dispute over the song, because someone somewhere thought that the song shouldn't have all them dirty words.

I think it's not very well known in the States or Canada. It's probably the most popular Christmas song here, though. And all them dirty words are what makes it such a great Christmas song! I can pretty much guarantee that every single dance floor here for the entirety of December will play that song at the end of the night, with everyone hugging and swaying and singing very loudly and drunkenly. It's awesome!!! ;D
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Post by: norsk_heksen on December 19, 2009, 11:57:59 AM
Hehe... I'm usually a bit snobby about music, but not Christmas music. I mean Christmas music is made for selling records anyway, so if I'm gonna go for it, I can't have any inhibitions lol.

When I was little, I used to "help" my mom trim the tree while we listened to Alabama Christmas. The country band. It is SO cheesy. But it's from a favorite part of my childhood, lol. I also still listen to Mariah Carey and *NSYNC's Christmas albums, even though I've given up on them otherwise (well... mostly... I still think Daydream is not a terrible album).

Some of my Christmas music that reflects my more usual taste in music includes Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" and the Kinks' "Father Christmas". And, of course, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by the Plastic Ono Band (see avatar, lol). Also Dan Fogelberg's Christmas album.

I'm also really excited cos I just found a good version of a wind band playing "Sleigh Ride". I played trumpet in high school and we played that song -- I sat right in front of the percussion and it's just not the same without the woodblock ringing in my ear!

I don't really have a favorite traditional song. I kind of like them all. Except I feel a little weird because they're all religious and I'm not, but I still like them lol. I'm possibly the biggest non-Christian fan of Christmas ever, lol.
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Post by: S.K on December 19, 2009, 12:01:41 PM

I think it's not very well known in the States or Canada. It's probably the most popular Christmas song here, though. And all them dirty words are what makes it such a great Christmas song! I can pretty much guarantee that every single dance floor here for the entirety of December will play that song at the end of the night, with everyone hugging and swaying and singing very loudly and drunkenly. It's awesome!!! ;D

Slightly off-topic but I really hope I get to visit Ireland some day. Doesn't even have to be Christmas time, although drunkenly belting out Fairytale of New York with a bunch of strangers does sound awesome. And I agree about the dirty words.  :)
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Post by: beanyb on December 19, 2009, 12:39:32 PM
There are very few things I love more than the yearly drunken sing alongs to Fairytale of New York. You're pretty much guaranteed that it'll be the last song played in every nightclub here, and everyone goes INSANE. It's great. We had a particularly epic rendition of it at my work Christmas party last week. 
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Post by: bkwrm on December 21, 2009, 02:08:48 PM
Speaking of Christmas music, I got this email forward today that made me lol:

Quote
Top 10 Christmas Carols for the Disturbed:

1.  Schizophrenia - Do You Hear What I Hear?

2.  Multiple Personality Disorder - We Three Kings Disoriented Are

3.  Dementia - I Think I'll Be Home for Christmas

4.  Narcissistic - Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

5.  Manic - Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and......

6.  Paranoid - Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

7.  Borderline Personality Disorder - Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire

8.  Personality Disorder - You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why

9.  Attention Deficit Disorder - Silent Night, Holy....ooh look at the chicken, can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?

10.  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell...........
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Post by: halfbaked on December 21, 2009, 05:44:31 PM

Hee! I just sent that on to a couple dozen friends. Thanks.  ;D
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Post by: lisahoo on December 21, 2009, 06:56:34 PM
Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me made me laugh out loud.   In fact, I'm having trouble typing...
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Post by: halfbaked on December 21, 2009, 08:22:28 PM

I've already heard back from a special ed teacher whom I worked with that the list sounded like my sixth hour class.  ;D
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Post by: sora on December 22, 2009, 11:06:03 AM
Sorry to interrupt the holiday song posts but...

"Green Day's single 21 Guns featuring the cast of American Idiot is now available for purchase on iTunes!" Clicky, clicky... (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/21-guns-feat-green-day-cast-american/id345094665?i=345095245)

It's also on Amazon for 99 cents. Linky, linky... (http://www.amazon.com/Guns-Featuring-Green-American-Idiot/dp/B0030CIBDI/ref=dm_ap_trk6?ie=UTF8&qid=1261496679&sr=301-1)
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Post by: spencer_0123 on December 22, 2009, 11:57:28 AM
Whoo! Thanks for the reminder Sora! I saw John's twitter about it last night, but didn't get a chance to download. Then I forgot this morning... (tsk to me!)
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Post by: bkwrm on December 22, 2009, 02:42:50 PM

Hee! I just sent that on to a couple dozen friends. Thanks.  ;D

You're welcome, halfbaked

Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me made me laugh out loud.   

Isn't that such an apt song for paranoia though?  Especially these lines: "He sees you when you're sleeping/
He knows when you're awake."  That jolly dude has some tracking system  :D
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Post by: bigtunette on December 30, 2009, 12:00:59 AM
I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the "random things on the internet" thread, but here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNzrwh2Z2hQ) is a truly awesome remix of the top 25 songs of 2009.
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Post by: dinknflicker on December 30, 2009, 09:15:18 AM
gt
Nice share - thanks. Did I miss any New Yawk references?

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Post by: Morning Angel on January 21, 2010, 10:36:02 PM
I'm a grown woman, but Britney Spears' music never fail to give me energy and make me happy.  It's stupid music, but I like it, darn it.
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Post by: spencer_0123 on January 21, 2010, 10:45:10 PM
I'm a grown woman, but Britney Spears' music never fail to give me energy and make me happy.  It's stupid music, but I like it, darn it.

Yeah, heh, I've uh... I've been to, uh... 2? 2 Britney Spears concerts... in the last... year... That's not a grand total of ever... Heh. Don't judge me! laughingicon

Less embarrassing... I'm loving Bat For Lashes this week! :)
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Post by: LaTopher on February 07, 2010, 11:41:26 PM
Aside from oldies music, I love theatrical/instrumental music, from one show especially.

# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY76t7crhGA&feature=related) (<3 Frakin Epic 0:42 - 2:06 especially)
# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWnuQK0q2A0&feature=related) (:() < I never listen to that song because it makes me cry
# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksy1kWdu9Rs&feature=related) (Last Agni Kai, what an emotional fight)
# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aolx6rlpQyk&feature=related) Gorgeous

God I love that music. Some of the most amazing music EVER. I'm extremely happy the OST is up for download, after years of petitioning to get the music. I never fail to cry when I hear some of the songs.
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Post by: summerteeth on March 08, 2010, 06:22:48 AM
I'm spending today listening to Sparklehorse, after the tragic news of Mark Linkous' suicide (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/mar/08/sparklehorse-mark-linkous) at the weekend.

Such an incredibly talented man, his music is just heartbreakingly beautiful. For all of his troubles, he left the world a much better place than he found it by giving us his music.
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Post by: extrasupervery on March 08, 2010, 06:28:40 PM
Yeah, I was so sad to hear about that too summerteeth.  I'll have to put on Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain tonight.
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Post by: norsk_heksen on March 08, 2010, 11:11:34 PM
From the "Delivery" thread...

Wow!  That is awesome n_h!  I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who made a playlist.  I also don't know if this is the right place to share and I don't know how to share it like you, but here's my list:

(click to show/hide)

A lot of these songs are ones I used to play for my babies, or remind me of Jim and Pam or just what it's like to be the mother of a daughter.  Thanks for sharing yours, n_h, now I can add some more to my list!            



Awesome! I actually don't know most of yours, but I recognize some names and think, 'That's an awesome artist, and I need to know that song,' haha... actually the last one I only know the Celine Dion version of, which I haven't listened to since I was about 12. I'm guessing the original is better. :P

In order to upload stuff to share, you can create a free account at sendspace.com, and upload files from your computer into a folder, then go to folder options and choose to share it, and it will give you a url that you can post here, or wherever you'd like to share it! Also, that's where zerohhero keeps his clips of amazingness. :)

In case anybody missed it and wants to yoink, my playlist is here (http://www.sendspace.com/folder/8rhqnu), and I may as well put titles and artists underneath a spoiler bar too! Also, Schrutebuck to anyone who guesses which one I sing to my son cat! ;)

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Beeswax on March 09, 2010, 07:32:40 AM
Thanks n_h!  I'll try that sendspace.com.  I also love the mix of artists on your playlist.  Sharing is fun!

I'm going to guess that you sing "Calico Skies" to your cat.  :)
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Post by: beanyb on March 14, 2010, 06:40:08 PM
I'm just back from seeing Ellie Goulding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Navl4fYI-Zk) live. Wow. She was amazing. I wasnt expecting all that much, because I was afraid a lot of the buzz around her was just over-hype. But seriously, she was just fantastic.
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Post by: WalkInLove on March 15, 2010, 01:54:43 PM
For any fans of She & Him, NPR is now streaming their soon to be release album Volume Two (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124615798).  Thank you so much to Jenn for the heads up!  ;D

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Post by: extrasupervery on March 15, 2010, 02:07:42 PM
Ooooh, I can't wait for the new She & Him album!  Love love love Zooey Deschanel.
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Post by: adampascalfan12 on March 15, 2010, 05:22:33 PM
I have been listening to Celtic Women for last couple days. Their voices are amazing and angelic!
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Post by: norsk_heksen on March 16, 2010, 02:50:26 PM
Thanks n_h!  I'll try that sendspace.com.  I also love the mix of artists on your playlist.  Sharing is fun!

I'm going to guess that you sing "Calico Skies" to your cat.  :)

I almost forgot about this! Haha... you know how you know I'm stupid? I didn't even think about "calico" and "cat"! ::) Even though your answer isn't true, it's better than mine, so Schrutebuck to you! ;) The first time I brought my cat to the vet, I tried singing "Forever Young" to calm him down, but he didn't like it, so I sang "Happiness Runs" which I happened to have in my head instead, and he stopped squirming and rubbed his head on my chin. <3
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Post by: kreidy on March 16, 2010, 05:02:33 PM
I went to see a concert with Bon Jovi last weekend, and I was blown away by Jon Bon Jovi's voice and the rest of the band. I've liked their music for years, so it was a lot of fun to sing/yell "Livin' on a Prayer" together with 25000 other fans. However, the highlight of the concert was when Jon walked out on a small stage in the middle of the audience and sang "Hallelujah." Wow. Goosebumps all over. I really wish his version was available for download on iTunes.
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Post by: NanReg on March 17, 2010, 10:37:47 AM
Give it up for the Jersey boy!   :D

The last concert I saw was two weeks ago:  Jamie Cullum.  Love his music, and he's a fantastic live performer.  Next one is Joan Osborne in April.  Oh, and for all my fellow old heads, I saw Boz Scaggs last month.  He's still so good. 
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Post by: sora on April 26, 2010, 12:47:46 AM
Okay, I'm not the biggest music fan in the world. I hear music and I generally like most of it but I don't go to concerts or anything like that. Well, on Friday, I went to a Foxboro Hot Tubs show. FHT is basically Green Day but under another name and different music style...

Holy cow. That was the most insane thing I have ever been to. Billie Joe Armstrong The Rev was crowd-surfing and hanging off the pipes of the venue. Everyone else was crowd-surfing. It was ridiculous. It took a while for me to regain proper hearing. LOL. But it was quite the experience.  ;D
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Post by: NeverEnoughJam on April 27, 2010, 02:44:47 AM
After watching The Tudors for years, I finally gave in to my curiosity and checked out Joss Stone (who plays Anne of Cleves). My God, that woman can sing! I immediately bought a couple of her albums. I am completely blown away. I love her voice, which reminds me of Janis Joplin, one of the greatest soul singers ever.

I'm famous in my family for buying music made by actors (Robert Downey, Jr., Christian Kane, even Don Johnson, back in the day), but I think they'll stop laughing at me now.
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Post by: Ash86 on April 27, 2010, 02:51:42 AM
Joss Stone is actually known as a singer first - her debut album was huge in the UK back in 2003 (and now I feel old for remembering it!). She seems to have disappeared over the last few years - I hadn't realised she'd taken on acting roles too. :)
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Post by: NanReg on April 27, 2010, 08:26:11 AM
We enjoyed her debut album, too, Ash.  The local "college" radio station played it alot, and I still listen to it now and again.  She was a baby back then--16 maybe--and I couldn't believe the maturity of her voice.  Didn't like the follow-up album as much, but it was still good.  Most recently (and by that I mean within in the past year or so) I saw her perform with Leann Rimes on Palladia, the HD channel. 
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Post by: NeverEnoughJam on April 27, 2010, 05:56:08 PM
I bought her first album and her latest. The latest has more "production" behind it; it's less of a bare-bones sound. But I like both of them.

Ash86, I was aware that she was a famous singer first, but hadn't bothered to go looking for her music. I've learned that most of the "famous singers" everyone touts don't appeal to me. I hear too much "American Idol" in their voices--they mistake loud for good. But Joss has a real voice, with depth and soul. It is nothing whatsoever like her acting voice. It's sort of like the shock I got the first time I heard Robert Downey Jr. or Gerard Butler sing.

Or Zach Levi. :D

Hey, this is a discussion about a soul singer! I finally get to use this guy!  O0
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Post by: bkwrm on May 11, 2010, 03:05:46 AM
Question  smileyDwight:

What are some of the songs that make you just want to get up and dance (shake your booty/drop it like it's hot/Elaine Benes-ing/act like one of these smiley --> (http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss199/bkwrm/emoticons/smiley-dance006.gif)/whatever) whenever you hear it?

I'm looking to put together a playlist for a road trip and would love some ideas/suggestions.  Rock, rap, hippity-hoppity, country, techno....anything goes.  Thank you!
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Post by: NanReg on May 11, 2010, 10:18:12 AM
Ooo!  Fun!  Let's see...here are a few:

Canned Heat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGjC0wbUXzk), Jamiroquai (and the Napoleon Dynamite connection always makes me smile  :))
Everybody Got Their Something (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyeoW4ifNik), Nikka Costa
Groove is in the Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRzj1ibTBpc), Deee-Lite
Love Shack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leohcvmf8kM), B-52's
LoveStoned (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUuKvHHt8Sk), Justine Timberlake

Since I'm sure I'll be obsessing over this all day, maybe I'll add some more...

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Post by: zerohhero on May 11, 2010, 12:15:43 PM
I'm much like MilkandSugar on this subject.  I'm Angela during Cafe Disco.  These might get me to tap my foot:

Patty Lee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_VGcXmTDFo) Les Savy Fav
Next Stop Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ankG_8vjX18) Rekid
Little Secrets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScC_pi3PJ9k) Passion Pit
Blind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpX4fJsiS1U) Hercules & Love Affair
Merrymaking at my place (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBgSqGEG0P4) Calvin Harris
Daft Punk is Playing at my House (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-7DDHmWWqk) LCD Soundsystem

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Post by: funkybutt on May 11, 2010, 12:35:44 PM
I'm going to show my age, but these are 2 of my all time, can't help but dance, songs:

Watusi Rodeo - Guadalcanal Diary
Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?) - Buzzcocks
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Post by: lisahoo on May 11, 2010, 12:48:47 PM
I'm terribly uncool anymore, but I have to shake my booty to the Black Eyed Peas. 

My kids sing along to "I've Got a Feeling" -- it's pretty hilarious.
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Post by: DunderSnob on May 11, 2010, 01:10:22 PM
I was coming here to post the same song!
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Post by: bkwrm on May 11, 2010, 04:41:21 PM
I am so ashamed that I only recognize a few of the songs you guys have kindly shared.  Well, Black Eyed Peas, I know.  Also BSB & Spice Girls.  On the bright side, I'll have something to check out later since my work disabled the audio part of my computer.  Boo.

Thanks!!

These are the songs that I've been listening to lately that make me go all Elaine Benes (and yes, I got these from TV commercials):

Band of Skulls - "Light of the Morning" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljYO58FrR_E)

The Heavy - "How You Like Me Now?" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVzvRsl4rEM)

This song I love to dance to even though it's not really "dance" music:

Lighthouse Family - "Ain't No Sunshine" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r920QgrvfQU)
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Post by: lisahoo on May 11, 2010, 05:53:59 PM
Actually any Black Eyed Peas will make you shake your booty.  I was thinking of stuff from Monkey Business & Elephunk.

ETA:  I have to include my newest guilty pleasure -- Lady Gaga. 
Love her or hate her, you have to admit, she's an original. 
And once you get one of her songs in your head there is NO escape!!
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Post by: adampascalfan12 on May 19, 2010, 02:41:32 AM
I have been listening to some '90s music lately, like S Club 7, Spice Girls, B*Witched, BSB and Monica along with many others. Those songs keeps me in a good mood and sometimes dance around my house without no one in the house.
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Post by: madamemim on May 23, 2010, 01:59:04 AM
Hmmm... I haven't quite decided how I feel about this:

Take any song and make it swing (http://musicmachinery.com/2010/05/21/the-swinger/)
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Post by: dinknflicker on June 01, 2010, 03:48:44 PM
Two great songs to run to:

Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom by  Venga Boys
Call Me  by Le Clique

crank that treadmill speed.

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Post by: SnoWhiteSally on June 27, 2010, 12:27:06 AM
Anyone else use Last FM (http://www.last.fm)? Feel free to add me, my username on there is SnoWhiteSal. I love seeing what everyone's listening to and stuff  burtface
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Post by: lisahoo on July 27, 2010, 03:12:25 PM
What song makes you change the station whenever it comes on the radio?  I have a few:

-- That Kid Rock song with the mashup of Sweet Home Alabama and Werewolves of London.  The mashup idea is clever, but it annoys my ear that the song isn't quite right somehow.  Oh, and the lyrics suck.
-- That Lady Antebellum song.  Broken record radio.  They play it to death on the country AND top 40 stations.  Ugh.
-- That new Michael Buble song.  I just can't enjoy his music now that I know he's a cheating jerkwad IRL.  I guess it's easier to take with some loud rocker than Mr. "I wear a tux and act all smooth and charming".  Just, ew.
-- anything by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  I'm just sick of them and they never seem to go away.
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Post by: wendolf on July 27, 2010, 05:22:43 PM
What song makes you change the station whenever it comes on the radio?  I have a few:

-- That Kid Rock song with the mashup of Sweet Home Alabama and Werewolves of London.  The mashup idea is clever, but it annoys my ear that the song isn't quite right somehow.  Oh, and the lyrics suck.
-- That Lady Antebellum song.  Broken record radio.  They play it to death on the country AND top 40 stations.  Ugh.
-- That new Michael Buble song.  I just can't enjoy his music now that I know he's a cheating jerkwad IRL.  I guess it's easier to take with some loud rocker than Mr. "I wear a tux and act all smooth and charming".  Just, ew.

Yes to all of these. A thousand times yes. Also:

Closing Time by Semisonic. Heard it today and just ... yuck.
All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun by Sheryl Crow. Don't know why, but I just hate it.
Telephone by Lady Gaga. This song just bugs me.
Anything by Shakira, but particularly She Wolf.
Fireflies by Owl City. My kids love Owl City but it's like nails on a chalk board to me.

I'm sure there are many more, but these are a few that came to mind.  ;D
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Post by: Callisto on July 27, 2010, 05:58:48 PM
Yep to all of these, except I am one of those dinosaurs who probably wouldn't know a Shakira song if I heard it.

Also:
 
-Sweet Home Alabama, the real version. My brother made me laugh by always saying "Turn it off" when they say "turn it up."
- That Train song "Soul Sister."  I was watching them open at the All-Star Game and thinking, my God how long is this song??
-Anything by Nickelback.
-Jason Mraz "I'm Yours." Overplayed.

It's a shame how often the radio kills a song I love by playing it to death. Then when it's gone you never hear it again.  ???
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Post by: kreidy on July 28, 2010, 01:59:02 AM
Good topic!

- Tik Tok - Ke$ha. I hate, hate, hate that song.
- Not Afraid - Eminem. I'm so sick of it.
- Any "my boyfriend left me and stole my truck" country song. I don't have anything against country, but there are lots of country & western stations in my town, so I can't seem to avoid it no matter how hard I try.

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Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 26, 2010, 03:59:21 PM
Ahhh I have to share in my excitment. Robbie Williams and gary Barlow have recorded a song together - this is the first time i've heard them both sing together since 1995 *claps*
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Post by: dinknflicker on October 18, 2010, 11:23:26 AM
Has anyone heard these guys before? Kind of amazing. Atomic Tom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAllFWSl998
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Post by: Callisto on September 21, 2011, 03:55:04 PM
So R.E.M. is officially calling it quits. :(  I like a lot of their music.

(Of course, there's also part of me that's going "they were still together?"  :D)
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Post by: lisahoo on September 21, 2011, 05:15:18 PM
Let's see, they were 'the' college band when I was in school (20 years ago).  They had a good run, but I guess that means college is OVER.

This might cheer y'all up:
Furry Happy Monsters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXVvvRBBUn8&feature=player_embedded)
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Post by: NanReg on September 21, 2011, 05:47:30 PM
I still love Losing My Religion. It stands the test of time IMHO.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: dinknflicker on September 23, 2011, 10:19:32 AM
"Night Swimming" is my fav. They had a good run, though.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: lisahoo on January 08, 2012, 05:11:44 PM
I need some help from the musically inclined folks in residence ~

So my kidlet got a First Act Upright Piano (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3105976) for Xmas (from the BIL without children of his own, of course). It has spent a lot of time in time out already (oy), but I figure if my 4yo is going to have this thing (she was SO excited), she may as well learn to do SOMETHING other than bang on the thing.

I thought maybe it would come with a songbook, or little cheat-sheet tabs to put over the keys so she could learn to play “Twinkle, Twinkle”, but there’s nothing. Do any of y’all have any recommendations of songbooks or something similar aimed at a 4yo or thereabouts? As you can see, it’s not anything fancy where I feel the need to shell out for piano lessons, but if she just bangs on the thing, I’m going to 'accidentally' drop something VERY heavy on it. Soon.
Title: Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
Post by: rahenson1 on March 17, 2015, 12:08:34 AM
Mrs RAH and I went to see Willie Nelson in concert this past weekend.  And a rodeo.  Two things we'd never done.  Yes I am a native Texan so quit rolling your eyes in disbelief.  He was quite good.  Going to be 82 next month and still plays a mean guitar.  Did all the classics like Crazy, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys, Whiskey River, etc.  Rodeo was ok but through no fault of theirs a bit confusing.  Penalties for things I didn't always understand.  But it's not the PA announcer's job to explain the sport at every turn.  We don't ask anyone to explain what holding is in football or any other rule in a sport I do know well.