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« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2005, 05:16:26 pm »

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I like country music.. which is actually quite odd for me considering that country music is often associated with blind patriotism and faith, neither of which I particularly wish to be associated with...

Country has a history of that. Merle Haggard recorded, "Fighting Side of Me", and "Okie from Moskogie" which were pro-military songs during the Vietnam war. One of the lines in Fighting side of me is love it or leave it.

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Both country music and blues are steeped in old-time southern religion.  Personally I love it when I hear Loretta Lynn or Jerry Lee Lewis singing one of the hymns I grew up with, but with that said, you're right.  I can't stand most of the current country music because it's so schmaltzy and syrupy.  When I heard Darrell Worley's "Have You Forgotten" I wanted to puke.  I actually have it on my hard drive just so I can revel in how much I despise it. :huh:   It's such a blatant cashing in.  When I read Johnny Cash's autobiography, I was struck by his observation that country music as a genre had become largely a caricature of itself, the symbols themselves having taken on greater significance than that which they symbolized.  For years I had felt the same way about the outlaw biker image.  Hell, it's happening all over this country.
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« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2005, 06:29:50 pm »

Progressive rock, jazz, celtic, and I have Ian to thank for getting me into bagpipe music.  

Lately -

Shadow Gallery - their new album, Room V, is the greatest thing to hit the progressive rock scene since Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes From A Memory.
Kings X
Alex Skolnick Trio
Counting Crows - just got their "best of" album - all their good songs in one CD.  Nice.
Tempest
Dave Brubeck, of course...
Chick Correia Electric Band
The Wallflowers
Diana Krall
The Pogues - really fun stuff!

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« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2005, 06:46:00 pm »

Dream Theater (all albums)
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Metallica
Megadeth
Bif Naked
Pokerface
80's hair bands
southern rock
classic rock
bluegrass
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Brian Setzer

There's a bunch more, but I like a lot of different stuff and I can't name them all.
 
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« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2005, 06:47:32 pm »

Earthmover
Suicide Machines
Fugazi
Rage Against the Machine
Tool

that's what I'm listening to now!

Take it easy!
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« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2005, 11:58:50 pm »

Skyclad (when I just want to scream)
Marley's Ghost (esp. their song "Aura."  "I've seen your aura and it's ugly...")
Madison Greene (Balafon Intro/Crywater Prayer makes me want to dance, but I don't care about most of their other songs)
Mary Chapin-Carpenter
Leslie Fish
country music when I'm in my car
Motley Crue (sometimes)
Pink Floyd (thanks to my older brother and my 1st husband)
classic rock
Tom Chapin's kid's music

I also like classical piano, James Galway, celtic music (not the modern stuff), and bluegrass.
Like rockchucker, I like to sit down and enjoy my music without interruptions or distractions.  Since I have way too many of both of those, I really don't listen to much.

 
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« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2005, 08:29:01 am »

I've been immersing myself in David Diamond, who died a couple weeks ago at 89.

Diamond's career was really hot in the '40s, but in the 50s he moved to Italy for a decade or so (partly because he got a Guggenheim and could, partly because of McCarthyism.). He came back and taught at Juilliard for a number of years.

His earlier works (say through 4th Symphony) alternate between great energy and optimism (both of which I need these days) and tragic grandeur. In the late 50s his music became thornier and more chromatic, without losing its power to communicate. He made a comeback in the 90s, mostly through the advocacy of conductor Gerard Schwarz.  To a certain extent his case was that of a relative conservative writing against the trends of the times, but he was also somewhat personally prickly, and not afraid to argue that he wasn't getting his props.

Best introduction is his Symphonies 2 & 4 on Naxos...great music, cheap price.
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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2005, 09:05:15 am »

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Was he Neil's father?

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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2005, 10:30:01 am »

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Ah, yes, another Social D fan.  "White Light, White Heat, White Trash" is certainly their finest work.  IMO, anyway...

Recent runs thru the CD player:

"The Woods", Sleater-Kinney
"Bleed Like Me", Garbage
"Physical Graffiti", Led Zep
"Pawn Shoppe Heart", Von Bondies
"American Idiot", Green Day
"Mezmerize", System of a Down
"Pubic Fruit", Curve
"The Silent Circus", Between the Buried and Me

Anxiously awaiting Tool's new release...

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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2005, 11:32:39 am »

I'll listen to most near anything, but not quite.  I can't stand opera, rap, or classical (with very few exceptions to the latter and none to the formers).

I primarily listen to country, everything from Hank Williams, Sr. up through the more modern stuff.  I've been known to listen to most styles of rock, the blues, and most of the stuff played on the local mix station (which is mostly rock and pop).  I station surf a lot and if it sounds good, I'll hang out.

I'm currently listening to "Train Travelin'" by Dierks Bently with the Del McCoury Band, which is the last track on Dierks Bently's self titled CD...which I bought solely for the song "What Was I Thinkin'", which is the first track on the CD.  As a bonus, most of  the songs on it are pretty good and the rest are tolerable.

I'm also currently carrying with me Toby Keith's "Honkytonk University", Jet's "Get Born", Jamie Cullum's "Twentysomething" (with an excellent cover of "Wind Cries Mary" among others), and the deluxe edition of Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" album.

I recently took several CDs out of my daily carry including a live album from Ricky Skaggs which contained an interesting cover of "Cat's in the Cradle".  My Doc Watson CDs are all at home, as are my standard edition of "Feels Like Home" and Norah's "Come Away With Me" album, which has an excellent cover of Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart".

Something that really draws me is purity of voice.  And by that, I mean that their voice sounds the same live as it does on the album.  For example, Jamie Cullum's CD was recorded on analog equipment for 2 reasons:  1) they didn't need all the tracks digital recording requires and 2) the boy can sing.  Well enough, in fact, that he doesn't need digital editing to make his music tolerable.  I discovered his music the same way I did Norah Jones, which was stumbling across Austin City Limits while channel surfing.
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« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2005, 11:53:16 am »

If it's not rap or real heavy metal "rock" I'll listen to it, and probably like it. Eclectic seems to be a trend around here.

I've most recently been on an Oasis kick (Nostalgia, baby; can't believe it's been 10 years since What's the Story, Morning Glory) and diggin' on the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack.

I like EVERYTHING the Eagles have done. They're probably my favorite band, because I've never heard an Eagles song I don't like, and I've heard them all. B)

A lot of PSM's list can be moved into mine; Stray Cats, REO Speedwagon :P (no, really), CCR, Stevie Ray Vaughan, &tc.

 
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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2005, 12:10:33 pm »

Some more stuff I like to listen to. securitysix mentioned purity of voice.
Barbra Streisand - I have loved to hear her sing since I first heard My Name Is Barbra in '65. At that time, she and I didn't have such opposing political views.  :rolleyes:  Whadda voice.
Linda Rondstadt - I've enjoyed everything she did - from the Stone Poneys to the work she did with Nelson Riddle and her Latin and Mexican stuff.
Mel Torme
Kiri Te Kanawa

These are not necessarily purity of voice.
John Mayall
The Harmonicats
Harpo Marx
Chico Marx - I love his style - the scene in The Big Store where Ravelli is teaching the kids and they play with the same style is a classic.
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Asleep at the Wheel
Zoot Sims, Dexter Gordon, Thelonius Monk, Grover Washington, Lou Marinin - oh, that reminds me - the Blues Brothers
 
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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2005, 01:56:18 pm »

Anyone else here like the Squirrel Nut Zippers? Hmm, thinking of swing, how can I leave out Lyle Lovett?

Oh, and REO Speedwagon -- them I like too.
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« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2005, 02:00:03 pm »

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Well, you might like Sarah Brightman then. I know, I already mentioned her. She originated the role of Christine in Phantom of the Opera, and I believe was hooked up with Andrew Lloyd Weber for a while.

Also, there's a somewhat obscure group called Renaissance, featuring classicaly trained Annie Haslam on lead vocals. Very nice, IMHO.
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« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2005, 02:02:34 pm »

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Interesting side note. I don't know if you are/were aware of this. And I don't even know if it is relevant. When we stopped off at Mount Airy, NC on our way down to SC last month, we stopped in at Opie's Candy Store. It was, obviously, an old fashioned candy store with bulk candy in jars. They had a candy called Squirrel Nut Zippers.
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Dear Government
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A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2005, 02:11:23 pm »

In addition to Renaissance, I believe Annie Haslam worked with Mike Oldfield. I do really like her voice.

Other things I've had on the playlist recently include:

Skyclad
Heather Alexander
Shadow Gallery
Sirenia
Nightwish
Transatlantic
Lullacry
Edenbridge
Dire Straits
 
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