Re: Listen Up

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I've been listening to Laurie Anderson's new album and I like "Only An Expert." It's one of her less subtle songs, but I think it's well done, and it manages to (mostly) continue to add new ideas and not be repetitive.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:29 PM
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"Punch 'Em in the Dick".

It's not the most subtle song.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:36 PM
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I learned recently that Labelle (featuring, yes, Patti Labelle) is the proto-Janelle Monae and is totally freaking awesome. But you all probably knew that already.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:38 PM
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3: Links, Halford. I demand links.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:39 PM
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3: oh, yeah, Labelle was amazing. And those album covers!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:40 PM
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Here's something I could find after looking on Youtube for like 1 minute

But I've been listening to the albums, which are super diverse and awesome.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:46 PM
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1: I was looking for Laurie Anderson's United States Live and found it is not so readily available. Although I guess I could just buy the MP3 album, or one of you IP criminals would have a better suggestion. Also, I'm old.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:54 PM
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From my forthcoming twice-yearly mix, Frederik's 1986.

There's a badger in it.

I am also compiling a Best Of Unfogged mix -- my favorite songs from your mixes. This might be a good challenge for everyone. OTOH feelings might be hurt.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:55 PM
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My mom recently sent me an e-mail (I had asked some family-origin questions) with this line: "Claire Cosette was born on a reservation in Canada 1880. She's the lady who shot the bear, using your great-grandfather (3 years old) as bait."

That line is cracking me up.

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Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:59 PM
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7: It's on emusic, which requires a monthly subscription. I find it kinda worth it; while it contributes to my feeling of having too much music, it means that at least I'm paying someone for some of it, which is a nice balm to my IP criminal guilt.

Also if you get a subscription neb can recommend some stuff that will make you want to pull your eardrums out through your eyeballs. (And some good stuff. I just never got into Don Cherry.)


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:00 PM
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Did I recommend Don Cherry?

Let me recommend some Don Cherry that will definitely not make you want to pull your eardrums out through your eyeballs: DC + Bengt Berger, Bitter Funeral Beer.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:03 PM
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Clip.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:04 PM
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11, 12: wow, that's fantastic.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:06 PM
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Hot butter's version of popcorn was a
big hit. I remember it from a second grade dance.


Posted by: Lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:07 PM
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Hot butter's version of popcorn


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:08 PM
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It was a good slew of recs -- Henry Kaiser, Harry Taussig.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:09 PM
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I was into Codona back in the non-sober days. And all other Walcott


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:12 PM
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Also, if you're into Gershon Kingsley and Moog records, by all means check out Mort Garson, particularly Plantasia, as well as The Sounds Of Tomorrow, which was the pre-Moog electronic side project of the guy behind (I believe) the Ronettes.

Oh and Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic workshop, of course. But you knew that.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:12 PM
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If you like Moogs you should listen to Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co.!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:12 PM
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OH! And you should totally, totally listen to Tonto's Expanding Head Band.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:15 PM
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MOTHER MALLARD'S PORTABLE MASTERPIECE CO.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:16 PM
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"Adam WarRock" is also Eugene Ahn, the non-Chris Sims half of War Rocket Ajax, an entertaining comics podcast that I quite enjoy, albeit not to the extent of sending Twitter questions for their celebrity guests.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:23 PM
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22: yeah I found the link via the ISB.

I should say I can't quite claim to find the song good, although I am a big fan of Ruckus Roboticus's solo work. It's more... something.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:25 PM
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23: I feel slightly guilty about doing it, but I fast-forward through the War Rocket Ajax theme song from time to time.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:29 PM
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I've never listened to the podcast. I'm not entirely sure why I read the ISB, since I don't read comics. Sims is awfully funny, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:32 PM
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Hey, so is Kung Fu Hustle just totally fucking insane all the way through? I'm starting to get that sense.

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:34 PM
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25: It's pretty funny when it hits, tolerable when it misses. The devotion to '90s-'00s hiphop makes me feel old.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:34 PM
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26: If by "insane" you mean "imaginative" and "charming" while also being "fun," then yes.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:35 PM
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Elvis Costello's cover of Ship of Fools, the Grateful Dead one.
Halfway down here:
http://snuh.livejournal.com/209140.html

Irene Scruggs.
http://prewarblues.org/2010/04/married-man-blues-2-3/


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:43 PM
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26,28:That describes Shaolin Soccer

KFH added wisdom, meaning, and profundity.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:45 PM
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28: I basically did, yeah.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:46 PM
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I saw it in a theater without knowing what I was getting into. Insane and awesome.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:02 PM
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10,11 Don Cherry is the Greatest Canadian.


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:28 PM
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More music to which I've been listening recently -- John Hartford.

7: I found a reasonable priced copy on ebay at some point. If you're willing to be patient one may turn up.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:32 PM
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1: I like how the French subtitles for that video contained footnotes.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:40 PM
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One of my birthday gifts from Kraab was the Chappelle Show DVDs. We just watched season one, episode two. Mos Def was the guest musician, and the clip was Dave driving him around while he rapped "Close Edge". Which is a good song, but mainly it made me realize it had been quite a while since I'd listened to "The Message". Yep, still awesome.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:58 PM
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This is also still awesome.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:00 PM
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23, 25—I like the Incredible String Band, but I think that Clive's Original Band may be better.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:38 PM
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Wait, I just listened to that Ira Glass song. Wow is that bad. I think that I non-ironically like ICP's "Miracles" better.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 11:34 PM
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This is nice.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 08-11-10 3:24 AM
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A song about seamonkeys


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 08-11-10 5:47 AM
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Currently listening to: John Wesley Harding's "Top of the Bottom", off his '09 album Who Was Changed And Who Was Dead.

I remember it from a second grade dance.

I kid in my second grade used to sing that song in class.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 08-11-10 8:22 AM
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26: Yes, it is totally meaningless and childlike.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08-11-10 8:26 AM
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43: You mean that in a good way, right?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08-11-10 10:35 AM
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