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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:45 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Masterbation was a secondary concern. Giggle.


As were grammar and spelling, I assume.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

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No, I prefer to think that Frank is protecting the Forae from some rather unsavory web search engines.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:25 pm

You all need some soothing Borodin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mOPkNUVPmI

Just lovely.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:17 pm

I have been listening the last several days to the new YES album, Heaven & Earth. It's a strange album for a lifelong YES fan because...Jon Davidson, the new singer, has Jon Anderson down solid. Most of the time you can't tell it's not Anderson.

Wow he sure does! But I know he's not and I have to say that kind of kills it for me. I'm a lot more interested in what Jon Anderson himself will come up with next.

In the meantime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA88HwTipJw

Hate to say it but I think they miss him more than he misses them.
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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:26 am

Ezra Lb. wrote:I have been listening the last several days to the new YES album, Heaven & Earth. It's a strange album for a lifelong YES fan because...Jon Davidson, the new singer, has Jon Anderson down solid. Most of the time you can't tell it's not Anderson.

Wow he sure does! But I know he's not and I have to say that kind of kills it for me. I'm a lot more interested in what Jon Anderson himself will come up with next.

In the meantime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA88HwTipJw

Hate to say it but I think they miss him more than he misses them.


Maybe. Having exorcised the whole reaction to the first time Anderson was absent, I came to realize that the particular kind of sound and compositional aesthetic these guys have going is more important to me than any one member---otherwise I'd have stopped listening to them when Wakeman left. I very much like the 90125 line-up, even though it sounds very different from the Steve Howe version, but yet still somehow YES, even when Trevor Rabin was carrying most of the vocals. I regard YES more as a workshop now than an actual band and even though they've released some dogs I usually find something to like and the experiments are worth the listen.

But like you I'm eager to hear Anderson's new project with Jean-Luc Ponty. That should...eclectic to say the least.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:18 am

Mark, Borodin?

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:18 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Mark, Borodin?


Love Borodin. Have his complete symphonies and some dances. Great stuff. Why?

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:29 pm

Right now I'm listening to Conversations in Silence Conni Ellisor. It's a recording by the Nashville CHamber Orchestra (yes, they do classical there, who'd have thunk it?) and it is brilliant. The final piece is a concerto for dulcimer called Blackberry Winter which uses bluegrass motifs to work some magnificent music of breathtaking poignance. I very highly recommend it.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:15 pm

Mark Tiedemann wrote:
FrankChurch wrote:Mark, Borodin?


Love Borodin. Have his complete symphonies and some dances. Great stuff. Why?



I also love Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mussourgsky, Rachmaninof, Stravinsky, Shostavovich, and Prokofiev. I'm sure I missed a few. The Russians! Great composers.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:42 am

Writing this morning, so...

Joe Satriani
Levin Minneman Rudess
The Aristocrats


Loudly.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:12 am

I'm working on the novel and listening to Beethoven. The symphonies, Von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Later I might switch to Dvorak. Maybe.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Keendawg » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:53 am

Flaming Lips

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:55 pm

Find the Marc Maron podcast of his Williams interview. He even talks the S word. It is chilling.

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White Hot

Postby Keendawg » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:35 pm

White Zombie, White Stripes, Fiery Furnaces, Flaming Lips

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:31 pm

Bach, as played by Glenn Gould Two and Three Part Inventions, The Well-Tempered Clavier


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