Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Jan » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:40 pm

Brand new American girls
Miz Metro - Trashion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYRlJ6FpkIQ
Ke$ha - TiK ToK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjHCwLOsozo
(hm, nice but "inspired by" UK track http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e39LRkUSKfI, which in turn was inspired by German club tracks like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iujLF3Qm7fM) :wink:

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:29 pm

American music is full of glorious eccentrics. Some commercially successful, some not.

I think this is the best batch yet...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUY5KHfn ... re=related


zircon encrusted tweezers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJN_uWaV ... ature=fvwp


all is loneliness...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G12HVzBa9A


calling planet earth...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Un6pmJK ... ature=fvwp


1965...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9GJCL3P ... re=related
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Duane » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:36 pm

The incomparable Brian Wilson:

God Only Knows (1967) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd05rcP8CGA

God Only Knows (2003) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF3T8Z095V4

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:43 pm

I will admit it. Bruce Springsteen is overrated. Runz.

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Postby Steve Evil » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:06 pm

Here Here!

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Postby Lori Koonce » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:35 pm

He may be over rated, but ask 100 people outside of North America to name an American mucisian, and I bet the only guy who comes up more than Hendrix or Dylan would be Springsteen.

And IMHO, he and Billy Joel are the finest musical story tellers this nation has turned out in the last century. Ya gotta add Dylan to that list but still.....

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:48 pm

Stringbeen couldn't shine Johnny Cash's shoes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vuGZZht ... re=related

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:20 pm

Come now, there is room for all in Ezra's place. American music draws its power from its ability to absorb influences from everywhichaway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-FKef_C ... re=related




for this gift I feel blessed...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn7voloX6JI


come in out of the darkness...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfkfomhEVxk
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Jan » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:28 pm

He may be over rated, but ask 100 people outside of North America to name an American mucisian, and I bet the only guy who comes up more than Hendrix or Dylan would be Springsteen.

Not in Europe. Jackson, Madonna, Eminem, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Furtado, blabla, then Dylan, Wonder, Cash, Springsteen, Joel, Young, and Hendrix at #50.
Springsteen has a strong fanbase but was/is nowhere near as popular as in the US. That goes for all rock music, except maybe the heavy stuff and commercial trash like Jon Bon Jovi.

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Postby Duane » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:15 pm

Go listen to NEBRASKA, then come back and tell me he's overrated.

Not a huge Springsteen fan, and some of his later stuff is a bit too commercial and poppy for my tastes, but NEBRASKA will kick the crap out of you, and is every bit as poignant and heart breaking as anything Johnny Cash has produced.

NEBRASKA.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Jan » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:23 pm

Who, me? Lori said he's overaged. I wouldn't go so far.

Wouldn't single out Nebraska as his best record. They were all good around that time, and most have stronger arrangements. :)

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:39 pm

Jan

For sheer force of emotion, you can't beat Nebraska. To this day I can't listen to that album the whole way thorugh.

Anyways..... Talk about emotional songs.... And the Muppets too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP3eG-Etz00

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:48 pm

Ok gang time for you all to worry about my sanity, I keep on playing this and laughing, and I just can't help but sing out loud....

http://tinyurl.com/ybn2hsg

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:18 pm

“We must not always talk in the marketplace,” Hester Prynne said, “of what happens to us in the forest.”
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Duane » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:18 pm

I was one of dozens of volunteers at the Christmas party this year at West LA's VA hospital. I spent a few hours replacing full trashbags with empty ones and providing directions to the entertainment tents, restrooms and buffet lines. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Oh, and I happened to be in the entertainment tent when the Blues Brothers took the stage....

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

There are several clips (none taken by me, unfortunately), but the one above has the best sound.

Nothing like showing honor and respect to wholesome American veterans with some.... Wholesome American Music!!!


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