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Whatcha listening to?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:09 am

We lost one of our great musicians last week. Bert Jansch. Along with Richard Thompson he served as a bridge between traditional British folk music and the popular musical revolution of the 60s. Both Neil Young and Jimmy Page cite him as an influence although he was their contemporary. I suppose he was what they call a "musician's musician". He was not super famous amongst the public but all the guitar players knew who he was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwH6RuBIsFY

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Postby Steve Evil » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:34 am

"Life and Fate", a dramatization of the novel by Vassili Grossman on BBC 4, starring Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant. Concerning the mere mortals sandwiched between the great Absolutes at Stalingrad.

Absolutely stunning. I have honest to God never heard anything like it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/life-and-fate/

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Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:15 pm

I think everybody's got their Halloween books and movie choices covered by howzabout some Halloween music?

My first choice would be Giacinto Scelsi's Uaxuctum (1966) subtitled: "The legend of the Maya city, destroyed by themselves for religious reasons"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GZgbt9sTcY

Then any Gyorgy Ligeti you can get your hands on. Try

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2OQbA3r78M

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYgBG40jgLM

And if you've got any brain cells left there's always Penderecki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOTQ9TVkG98
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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:07 am

Ezra Lb. wrote:I think everybody's got their Halloween books and movie choices covered by howzabout some Halloween music?

My first choice would be Giacinto Scelsi's Uaxuctum (1966) subtitled: "The legend of the Maya city, destroyed by themselves for religious reasons"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GZgbt9sTcY



A moody piece! Strange as it may seem, it reminded me a little of this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TUXbrw4 ... re=related

(and another which I cannot, at the moment, recall).

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Chuck Messer » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:46 am

Well there's Henry Cowell's The Banshee. Cowell was certainly an avant guarde pianist, and in this piece he played the piano strings directly with his fingers, rubbing, stroking, plucking and running his fingernails along them, making it moan, howl and shriek like a banshee, finishing with a low laugh played on the heaviest strings.

Great for Halloween.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:45 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: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:09 pm

That MeShell song is quite brilliant. You did good Ezra. Oddly, the song is very spiritual. Wink.

She's a badass bass player, but our Princey is the best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4J7CDZPERE

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:11 pm

Tchaikovsky and Zappa. When your workplace is as chaotic as mine, tranquility is a precious commodity.

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Postby Moderator » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:30 pm

At the moment, the audio portion of a training session on Application Management.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:59 pm

I grew up on the CBS mystery theatre. Masterbation was a secondary concern. Giggle.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:49 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: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:03 am

I would have to be in a certain mood to listen to such dour music. Ezra, do you ever just tap your toes and go balls out?


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