Re: Albums I have listened to recently that I endorse

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Acoustic bagpipes. At a tiny bar. From a guy in a kilt. A real knees-up was had.


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:08 AM
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I've been listening to this mix CD my ex-girlfriend gave me, but I don't know the names of any of the songs or artists on it.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:10 AM
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Hear that, ladies? Teo's single!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:12 AM
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For several months now, actually.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:13 AM
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Posted by...who or what is "ben"?

Is this Paolo Angeli's greatest album? If so, why?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:14 AM
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Doesn't nosflow have any recommendations?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:16 AM
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1. Terry Riley - poppy nogood (I guess I didn't know so much Terry Riley? The man can rock some oboe minimalism.)
2. Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian (Their first post-krautrock album, kind of. So different from what came later! And so great.)
3. Plunderphonics -- 69/96 (what the fucking fuck? Mashups aren't supposed to be abrasive and frightening.)
4. Shalamar - Friends (This shit is gonna blow up.)
5. Johnny Lewis Quartet - Shuckin' n Jivin' (Funk dudes that never had any hope of making it big are so endearing.)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:16 AM
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Angeli has five solo albums of which I only have two, and multiple collaborations of which I have only three (actually one of those is a split ep). One of the reasons Uotha is so good is that Angeli and Drake play really well together; I don't know how much they've played together but they're very sympathetic on the record. Also, there are two vocal tracks, one sung by Drake and one by Angeli, that I believe were not, or not very, improvised, which are really beautiful.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:21 AM
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Doesn't nosflow have any recommendations?

I'm working through some issues, ok?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:22 AM
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I listened to some Jackson Browne on Youtube today and tears actually came to my eyes. A pretty embarassing episode.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:24 AM
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I listened to some Jackson Browne on Youtube today and tears actually came to my eyes.

I hear there's a prize for having learned how not to cry.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:28 AM
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I've been enjoying Jeffrey Lewis, whom I found via Pandora. "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror" and "I Saw a Hippie Girl on 8th Ave" are my favorites to date.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:46 AM
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Isn't that why you have last.fm?

My personal musical experiences, for those who care, have been concentrated on Parliament's The Mothership Connection and Motor Booty Affair, before that Obituary's Slowly We Rot, Paradise Lost's Shades of God and Bolt Thrower's the IVth Crusade. All of which oddly work quite well as exercise music.


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:56 AM
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I am enjoying the dickens out of Aimee Mann's latest, @#$&! Smilers. It is much better than her last two albums, The Forgotten Arm and the one with the Seth cover art.

I've started paying for music again, in fits and spurts.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:01 AM
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14: I've started paying for music again, in fits and spurts.

Interesting. I would have thought you could only use dollars.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:05 AM
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I'll admit I've been on a continuing obsession with The Fray's "You Found Me" along with a revisit to The New Pornographers' Twin Cinema and a bunch of Alkaline Trio songs.

I really like pop songs, and snowflo is just going to have to eat it. Pop music: still okay!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:08 AM
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Also, I didn't really like Neko Case's new album.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:09 AM
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Shalamar, Stanley. You won't regret it.

Have you listened to Animal Collective's new doohickey? I still don't know what to think.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:11 AM
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18: I haven't. I liked the last one, I'll check it out.

And Shalamar is great.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:14 AM
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Also, I didn't really like Neko Case's new album.

I kind of want to go to a concert and yell "play 'Marais La Nuit'!" at every opportunity.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:14 AM
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Three of these aren't really new, but they are what I've been listening to a lot at the moment.

1. Miles Davis, Bitches Brew: not new, I've had it for years [in not-CD formats] but, bugger it, it's great and buying the proper CD reissue has had me listening to it again, a lot, quite obsessively and at length.

2. DM Stith, Heavy Ghost: not quite made my mind up on this yet.

3. Bill Frisell, Folk Songs.

4. Bach 'Goldberg variations': I have loads of versions, naturally, but recently been listening to both the Zenph 're-performance' of Gould, and Wilhelm Kempff's very odd version a lot. The Zenph 're-performance' is pretty amazing and more than just a technical curiosity, I think.

5. Karine Polwart, Fairest Floo'er: traditional Scottish songs, mostly. Amazing voice.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:15 AM
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That Karine Polwart thing is in a similar vein to Rachel Unthank, only with Scottish rather than Northumbrian songs...


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:17 AM
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Bill Frisell

I don't know if there's a drummer on that album, but I saw him two years back, and his touring drummer is fucking phenomenal. Just a great group player.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:17 AM
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Ooh! I've been listening to this Gould, uh, "Concert Music of Byrd, Gibbons, Sweelinck" -- it's really good! Gould's style on early music is really meaty and nice.

I also continue to listen to a ton of music from the Pittsburgh scene, most prominently Black Moth Super Rainbow, but who gives a shit about that?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:18 AM
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Bohuslav Martinu and Leos Janacek.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:18 AM
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re: 23

It's a compilation, part of a Frisell 'best of' retrospective series, I think. This disc is themed slightly towards his folk/americana/soundtrack material, so yeah, there are drummers on some tracks but not all.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:20 AM
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Oh, and what makes the Kempff version of the Goldberg's interesting is he doesn't play the ornaments, or any of the repeats, so it's really stark. The opening 'Aria' is totally transformed into something different.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:23 AM
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24: Love that recording.

I've been working on reviews and program notes, so I haven't listened to anything but classical music in what seems like forever. Mostly orchestral, which was never really my thing, but I'm now kind of obsessed with Sibelius 7. I feel like putting on something dumb and loud for a bit, though.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:28 AM
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27: I should take the moment to compliment you on that guitar mix you sent out a while back. It's an embarrassment of riches. Nicely done, sir.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:28 AM
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re: 29

Thanks!


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:31 AM
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I don't know if anybody else has been watching Eastbound & Down, but this past week's episode has taken it from kind of painful humiliation comedy to pretty damn transcendent.

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 1:52 AM
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21.1 in the spirit of revisitation, I've been listening to Forever Changes, which to my delight and astonishment remains the best pop rock album ever after 40 years.
Also, an album by an obscure Anglo-Argentinian band called Tangalgo, who play, yes, tango. Seriously and well.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 2:30 AM
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Leonard Cohen.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 4:28 AM
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7: I'm surprised Michael Jackson isn't on that list. Multiple times.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 5:38 AM
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What's been on heavy rotation in my car.

Brownout - Homenaje: Austin, TX Latino funk. Mostly instrumental, 100% awesome. More fun than any one album should be.

William Fitzsimmons (discography): Sad, pretty, and quiet, like a stripped down Sufjan Stevens.

Harlem Underground - Harlem Underground: 1977 jazz sessions featuring Willis Jackson and George Benson that have been sampled like mad.

The Coup (discography): Got to love some hella funky Marxist hip-hop, but mostly I could just put this track on repeat for days.

East River Pipe - What Are You On?: One-man lo-fi indie pop.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 6:10 AM
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Impressed with ESB.

S-O-S mostly. Did Kink's Arthur this week, and Neon Pearl impressed me, a C A Quintet kinda darksike thing, but as usual I just throw stuff onto the vast playlist and wait to be surprised.

Argent;Eva Cassidy;Muddy Waters;Dan Hicks;Ralph McTell;New Riders;Seeds;Free Design;Fireballs;Janis Joplin;Professor Longhair;Shawn Phillips;Memphis Slim;Animals;Incredible String Band;Fickle Pickle;Chris Rea;Dixie Chicks;Strawberry Alarm Clock;Smokin Joe Kubek;Neon Pearl;Steely Dan;Dave Evans;Robin Williamson;La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata;Savage Resurrection;Kate Rusby;Townes van Zandt;Simon & Garfunkel;Jethro Tull;Mint Tattoo;PG's FM;The Who;Downliner's Sect;Erna Schmidt;Wooden Horse;Pink Floyd;Palmer Divide;Maffitt Davies;Elyse Weinberg;Ana Popovic;John Fogerty;Kinks;John Dummer;Wizards of Kansas;Junior Wells;Writing on the Wall;John Kay & Sparrows;Beau Brummels

You axed;all I can do.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 6:25 AM
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East River Pipe - What Are You On?: One-man lo-fi indie pop.

Excellent!!

Too much music, too little time


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 6:26 AM
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i've been listening to my ipod the source of replenishment of which was unfogged last year, so i endorse posting more mixes, if you please
i was happy to mention the other day that my ears are not sensitive to the headphones anymore, do not feel them at all, such is the power of habit, it's as if the music is streaming just in my head
i remember it was very painful and uncomfortable two-three years ago, some expanding changes in there had happened perhaps, or some tactile sensors in the area had died


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 6:32 AM
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re: 35

Are those Harlem Underground sessions where the backing for Tanya Winley's "Vicious Rap" comes from? Because the looped guitar/bass/drums on that are amazing.

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

[that's the Winley track, loop comes in around 30 seconds in]

re: Marxist rap -- the UK had the Irish/Marxist rapppers, Marxman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrWSm3B8Vas

I don't think it's really dated well. Goldie Looking Chain have pretty effectively satirized that type of 90s white UK rapping.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv-2XYOtgCg


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 6:39 AM
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Wallpaper in heavy rotation is David Cross & Theo Rysselberghe

Reading State, Capital & Labour -- Contesting Neo-Gramscian Perspectives;A new book on Schopenhauer;and a book on Zeno's Paradox

Worried about Natasha Richardson


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 6:40 AM
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Also, that The Coup track is great ...


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 6:40 AM
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Hmm, I was under the impression "Vicious Rap" used a live band (also, damn, flashback).


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 6:57 AM
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I ask because the liner notes to the album I have 'Vicious rap' on mentions Benson, I think. Perhaps recorded live as part of the same session, then.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:00 AM
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WFMU.org (please go donate if you can!)
Machaut: Motets
Max Richter - OST to Waltz with Bashir and Blue Notebooks
Sylvain Chauveau - A few albums


Posted by: Willy Voet | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:04 AM
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I haven't been listening to music at all, but last night I did catch a snippet of a Somali-American rapper named K'Naan. I'm not well-equipped to assess his music, so I'm curious to know whether any of the MN-based or music-listening Unfoggetariat is familiar with him.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:13 AM
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Lately, I've been on a krautrock/acid-folk/ambient kick. The Gather In The Mushrooms and Early Morning Hush collections of British acid folk, Comus' First Utterance, The Incredible String Band's Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, Cluster's Zuckerzeit, Tangerine Dream's Phaedra, and Eno's Music For Airports have all been on pretty heavy rotation. This is good winter music. I strongly recommend the two acid folk collection. Also, I finally tracked down a copy of Julian Cope's krautrock book on pdf. It's nice to have read it, but I wasn't too impressed by the book. There's no way I'd pay the hundreds of dollars I see people asking for printed copies.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:25 AM
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Music For Airports

This was on repeat for most of both hospital stays when my last two kids were born.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:33 AM
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It's in my bedside stereo. I turn it on when I wake up at 5AM, then I doze for another hour. That's produced some really weird dreams.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:40 AM
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-if you, sounds as if i'm presenting something
presenting now, i shouldn't be such a parasite
duu host
cheesiest song ever, but i like the second girl's voice
if i could i'd cut out into the separate file that part only for my enjoyment


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:41 AM
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(You know, someone should write an Oblique Strategies app for the iPhone.)


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:45 AM
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Lately I've just been letting Genius fill the shuffle and then listening to that. It's turned into a weird mix of Pink Martini, Muse, The Cure and LCD Soundsystem. Honestly, it's worked out pretty well. If I'm obsessed with any one album at the moment it's easily the latest by The Faint. It and the most recent album from The Stills have pride of place in the CD changer for when I want something I can turn up and sing along to while I drive.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:56 AM
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Check out these photographs. Based on children's drawings.

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Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:18 AM
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While trying to figure out how to download the song I may have clicked on a link that "reported" it as inappropriate or something. Sorry read!

Am now listening to it. Very lush.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:30 AM
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I've been really digging the Spaceman 3-esque EP by the Magic Lanterns, as well as some indie pop by surely-annoying-in-real-life K Records hippies LAKE. Also 4AD-oid Brooklynites School of Seven Bells, and (as usual) Isis/Red Sparrowes/Earth.

And mention of "Liquid Swords" yesterday reminded me how much I liked the second Gravediggaz album, so I listened to that on repeat for a while.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:39 AM
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I second WFMU, and yes, please donate -- they just finished a fundraising marathon short of their goal.

I recorded an album in February and invite everyone to listen, I hope endorsingly.

I've been listening my way through the Pitchfork Top 50 Albums that someone here provided a torrent link to a couple of months ago. It's become clear that a sign of getting older is not just being out of touch but kind of enjoying being out of touch. Still, there's some good stuff. I really like Fleet Foxes, for example.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:40 AM
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weatherballons.bandcamp.com doesn't exist, but you can sign up for it right now.

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Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:44 AM
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Ah shit. I meant to preview that, too.

http://weatherballoons.bandcamp.com


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:53 AM
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This is good winter music.

Winter? I got mid-80s, with sunshine and possible showers and light winds. Everything's foliaging, foraging, and fucking like bunnies. Dogs want to run, incessantly. This ToY feels like spring will be forever. Lots of yard work, but fuck it.

Along with the death of Jean Juares, the trial (and acquittal) of Henriette Caillaux was the biggest story in France in summer 1914. How could I compare this, husband Joseph was Finance Minister but had been Prime Minister. But maybe something like Tim Geithner's wife shooting Paul Krugman, for political reasons

I could still relate to this kinda thing in the sixties obviously. WTF has happened to us in the last 30 years? The "hegemony?" It all feels terrifyingly boring.

End troll. To the parks.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:55 AM
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I've been grooving on Labi Siffre - Remember My Song.


Posted by: neil | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:03 AM
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My neighbor just lent me a K'naan CD. I liked it a lot, personally. A couple of tracks are a neat fusion of hip-hop and Somali music. X-plastaz is musically interesting too, but since I don't understand Maasai, I don't get the words. There are a couple of CZ hip-hoppers who are probably musically limp, but lyrically OK. Other than that, I've really enjoyed Patti Smith's covers of "Teen Spirit" and "Pastime Paradise."

For quieter music, Rubinstein's recording of Chopin's Nocturnes and Machaut's secular music .

Otyer than that, Elmore James and Django Reinhardt

Thanks for recommendng a new Goldberg recording, ttaM.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:06 AM
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great, you liked it, CN, i like around that her voice part
nice pictures, thanks and i would love to look up all the mentioned names in the thread or follow the links, later perhaps


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:16 AM
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Tinariwen Amassakoul and Aman Iman: Water is Life
Orishas - A Lo Cubano
M. Ward - Hold Time
She and Him
Calle 13 - Tango del Pecado


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:28 AM
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oh, and M.I.A. - Kala. My son and daughter love Mango Pickle Down River


I have also been listening to L'Histoire de Melody Nelson. Hat tip to oudemia.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:29 AM
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47: that's surprising. It must be expensive to do that.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:43 AM
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I'm fascinated and mystified by 64. Expensive, why?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:53 AM
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Enoch Light & the Light Brigade: Permissive Polyphonics


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:55 AM
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I am right now listening to In Praise of Dreams by Jan Garbarek. It verges on the new-agey at times, but he is an amazing saxophone player.

I have also very much been enjoying the Jack Teagarden / Bobby Hackett Complete Fifties Recordings, but I didn't enjoy it until I put it on speakers rather than headphones -- something things just need to be outside of your head.

I was also listening to Learning To Crawl by the Pretenders again and it really is great. I knew I liked it, and it's better than I remembered.

Before that, I was mostly listening to my friend's album in progress.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:58 AM
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I love Terry Riley also.

As for recently spun albums I endorse:

The Black Angels, Passover
Acid Mothers Temple, La Novia
Amon Duul II, Yeti
Nikhil Banerjee, "Raag Shree," which is a very good, one-track record of Indian classical music.


Posted by: Byron the Bulb | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:00 AM
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My iPod reminds me that I've listened to Big Blood a lot lately: The Grove and Sew Your Wild Days. Kind of a hippie drone thing.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:10 AM
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32: "Forever Changes" is one of the rather few hippyish albums I listen to any more, and I really love it. The lyrics are about the spaciest ever, and I can't always tell whether they're good-spacy like Dylan or Nirvana, or bad-spacy like Stevie Nicks and bas Jimi Hendrix.

My other hippy groups: Hendrix, Doors, Sly Stone, Stones, Youngbloods.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:15 AM
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ToS's "About" page.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:45 AM
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Try again: ToS's "About" page


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:50 AM
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I've been listening to the Felice Brothers self titled album from last year. Its a little uneven, but where its good, its really fricken' good. Plus my 2 year old loves it because its got a lot of accordion.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:50 AM
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I also continue to listen to a ton of music from the Pittsburgh scene

You could move to Braddock, buy an empty church, and have them perform for you. All for approximately the cost of shipping on the CDs.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:15 AM
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I'm always slightly embarrassed to admit to you people what I listen to, but the latest thing that has been on repeat for me is this compilation album, since it includes many artists I like doing really great songs...


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:23 AM
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I constructed a mix the other day with the main intent of having Shirley Bassey's "Get This Party Started"* and Black Ghost's "Tears from a Gun" on it. Do I want more Black Ghosts? I love that song for its driving rhythm, but worry that bits of it are kind of wankery.

I continue to be unable to afford new music, including stuff I 100% know I would like. Maybe I could trade a bottle of wine per week for a new CD per week. Will suggest to AB.

* From one of you all, I believe


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:24 AM
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Wow, and 75 may be the first wine-exchange purchase.

Actually, that reminds me that I recently pulled out "Until The End Of The World," which more or less established my musical course for the subsequent 5-15 years (with the notable injection of punk stuff ca. 1999).


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:29 AM
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75: I really wanted to watch the video of Dave Longstreth singing "Knotty Pine" that was on pitchfork tv, but the stupid flash/javascript player was broken and would only let me watch the totally uninteresting Lonely Island interview where the interviewer kept trying to be funny.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:35 AM
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JRoth makes wine? I thought it was just Jesus.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:37 AM
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75: thanks for posting that link! I didn't know about it, but I'll buy anything a lot of those artists do.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:38 AM
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Isn't exchanging home-made wine for pirate CDs an tripledecker felony?

There's a Ponzi Winery in Oregon. You have to assume that it was 100% self-financed. It's not like wineries are safe investments in the best case.

Jesus?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:40 AM
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This New Pornographers cover of "Hey, Snow White" is inferior to the original. (I wonder why they didn't have Dan sing it, but then I suppose it would pretty much be the original.)


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:41 AM
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Which leads me to poke around on the webternet and discover that Dan Bejar is playing in Seattle when I'm there in May. Win!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:46 AM
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Back in my wine-writing days, I never asked the Ponzi family if they were any relation to Charles Ponzi. Likely to be an annoyingly oft-asked question. It's true that one of the maxims of the business is, if you want to make a small fortune in winemaking, start with a large fortune.

Ponzi Pinot is excellent, incidentally, and pretty pricey.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:52 AM
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I endorse Stanley's 16, except I'm listening to Electric Version and not Twin Cinema. I beg to differ with the part of Wrongshore's 14 that disses Lost in Space, which is great (but I agree that @#%&*! Smilers is also really good, and The Forgotten Arm wasn't as compelling for me as her other albums).

I quit buying much new music when they put the big YOU ARE A THIEF AND A CRIMINAL badge on the back of every CD. Way to reward me for actually *paying* for music, labels! So I mostly dig through the stuff I own. Last week I was listening to Madness and XTC, and the week before that it was Steely Dan and Camper van Beethoven. Not much new under the sun here.


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:52 AM
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I quit buying much new music when they put the big YOU ARE A THIEF AND A CRIMINAL badge on the back of every CD. it turned out to be way, way easier to get it for free.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:55 AM
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84: the Jacuzzi winery was more than happy to tout their connection to the hot tubbin' fortune.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 11:56 AM
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Oh yay, another music-and-showing-off thread! My whole political life is one round of demoralization after another, as my collective quarrels and stupid Texan activists are railroaded into jail by the Feds in the first post-RNC trials, so something frivolous is very nice.

I like Disco Inferno, DI Go Pop, which is a very very very sad and weird and shimmery Wire-ish, Mekonsish mid-nineties recommended by that gifted fellow who writes Nasty Brutalist and Short.

I also got the impossible-to-find Rip Rig & Panic compilation (not the folk one, the post-punk one with Don Cherry on some tracks), and my favorite is called "The Ultimate in Fun (Is Going To The Disco With My Baby)".

Although honestly in my head has been "Women's Realm" by Belle and Sebastian, interspersed with the Harmonettes' version of "Shame Shame Shame".

I want An England Story: The Culture of the MC in the UK 1984-2008


Posted by: Frowner | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:00 PM
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I am at this moment listening to the wondrous Cristina Branco, and you should too.


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Although honestly in my head has been "Women's Realm" by Belle and Sebastian

Oh wow, there's one I haven't listened to in a long time. But it single-handedly justified the existence of Fold Your Hands Child for me.


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it turned out to be way, way easier to get it for free.

Nah, I've got Amazon Prime and the UPS man doesn't care if I'm wearing pants. It's about the same level of difficulty either way, really.


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:02 PM
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the impossible-to-find Rip Rig & Panic compilation


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:05 PM
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Nah, I've got Amazon Prime and the UPS man doesn't care if I'm wearing pants.

Sounds like the opening sequence of a porno movie.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:06 PM
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Speaking of the New Pornographers and endorsements, though, if you're a fan and you haven't picked up the two out-of-print Zumpano albums you should. I had to get mine on eBay, but my copy of "Goin' Through Changes" was sold to me by Michael Ledwidge's dad.


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92: Nope. Nice as that is, the one I have is this: Knee Deep In Hits. And I actually got it in a singularly poorly-listed ebay auction, so it was cheap, too.


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92 again: But don't let that stop you, everyone. Linked material is awesome.


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So, Apo, how'd you get to the President?

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:36 PM
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He picked Carolina last year, too.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:42 PM
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Well now, that *is* just about impossible to find.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 12:49 PM
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Portland State all the way. This year's sleeper. Unstoppable.


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Someone in sweden or something made a torrent of the "1001 albums to listen to before you die". He also apparently added swedish albums that are not in the book.

Which is just to say Pugh Rogefeldt; Ja, dä ä dä is some sweet-assed psychedelic rock.

also:

fucccck you mathiudefoor one tree hill is like an amazing show and your too cool adn must have too big of an ego to apreciate good shows and its not a soap opera dumb ass and who cares how we find are music your a fucking POSER


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Nobody is impressed/amused/delighted by #52?

(the linked site, not my unamusing comment)


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102: All three. I just neglected to say so.


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re: 101

You should check out 'Dungen'; another slice of modern Swedish psychedelic rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvQga1aeF6g&feature=related


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102/52: I missed that while catching up on the thread. Those are great.


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102: Yes, I was delighted. Just didn't say so.


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Olkay, 102 was a little passive-aggressive.


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nobody?
i commented iirc, i don't count as or what?:(


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52: Even forwarded it to AB. So she can, once again, ask if I really work up here in my office all day (best answer: more than I do anywhere else).


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Oh, I didn't realize that's what you meant by "nice pictures". :-D


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in fact the whole day's mood was affected by them, okay, the emoticon is accepted


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80: I'll buy anything a lot of those artists do.

Yep, that was exactly what happened for me - I was driving home listening to my crappy radio station's not so crappy Indie hour, heard the new The National song, wondered what was up, et voila. Possibly the first time in several years that the radio has influenced me to buy anything. It's also surprisingly cheap, at least on Itunes.

Also, been listening to Andrew Bird's latest, and an old album of Slaid Cleaves (sort of smooth alt. country of the drinking variety). And, also lovely to sing along to is Okkervil River's The Stand Ins. I am disappointed to hear that Neko Case's newest is not great, but I'm still going to have to give it a listen.


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The last three albums I listened to were all from 2007.

Lykke Li's's album - Good, but disappointing.
Björk's Volta - terribly disappointing
Ane Brun - Changing of the Season - really good


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I am probably pwnd, but Natasha Richardson has died. 45.

I was looking for something at IMDB. Patty Hearst? I don't think so.

Blowdry I think is out of my OnDemand rotation. Maybe not very good, but very nice.


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My most recent discovery is Micachu.


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I've been listening almost exclusively to the progressive stream from ETN.fm, as well as some shows from last year I got from their torrents. Unfortunately they don't seem to have tracklists, so while I've found some good DJs that way I haven't been able to work back to the original artists.


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My most recent discovery is Micachu.

I choose *you*, Micachu!


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Also Panda Bear, from Animal Collective.


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:27 PM
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Ttam inspired me to look up some old Swedish hippie music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xNaHfU0ziI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xNaHfU0ziI&feature=related


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Also Dungen related, tho less obscure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz5vT8CaRTo&feature=related


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 7:47 PM
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The latest Thievery Corporation -- "Rebel Radio" -- is really good.

"Who Killed Amanda Palmer?" -- the Ben Folds-produced joint by, well, Amanda Palmer -- is also pretty great.

I'm told that Neko Case's "Middle Cyclone" is good despite the last track being a bunch of frog noises.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:08 PM
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Hear that, ladies? Teo's single!

For several months now, actually.

teo, knowing of our unhealthily prurient interest in your love life, how could you keep this from us? ogged practically live blogged his breakup (or non-breakup as it turned out).

Seriously, though, sorry to hear it.


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122 was me on a foreign computer.


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Despite my comment 20, I actually do like Middle Cyclone a lot. At first the cover of "Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth" struck me as cheesy, but it's grown on me with repeat listenings. And Neko's voice is Neko's voice.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:40 PM
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Ignore her, Teo. I read your blog.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:41 PM
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He talked about it here, too.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:44 PM
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Look, I don't have time to read all your piddling little blogs. Besides, unfogged is a community. We want to grill comfort teo as a community.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:44 PM
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Look, I don't have time to read all your piddling little threads.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 8:45 PM
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He really should have e-mailed you.


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There was that one heartfelt thread where Teo wept, "Where's Kraabie? I need her advice in a time like this." But the words just bounced echolessly off into the internet.


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Huh, I come back to check on this thread just as it seems to have turned to discussion of me. Anyway, here's the breakup post. It was a while ago, and I'm mostly over it by now. But I appreciate everyone's concern.


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So the Unfogged meetup is now going to be a cattle call for who will be Teo's new gf?


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Based on 112, Paren might like the stream from wyep.org, a local indie/public station. It's rather [sigh] SWPL, but they pretty much play the sort of thing you seem to like, and they're pretty focused on new stuff. If it seems like the sort of thing you might like, you should try it a couple times - sometimes it can be pretty crummy, but other times enjoyable for an hour or two stretch.

BTW, I really enjoyed 125-130.


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Thanks, JRoth! I'll give it a listen. I occasionally listen to wxrn (is that right? the Philadelphia station, at any rate) online - I might as well move a bit west.

(My music tastes are fairly swpl. Actually, I'm just fairly swpl, in general).


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What's the 2x-7 for Teo?


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135: You're probably right on the edge.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:39 PM
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I'm 24, so it's 19 if I'm the older partner and 41 if I'm the younger.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:43 PM
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Wait, that can't be right, can it?


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34


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Half plus seven, so 34.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:46 PM
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34 if I'm the younger. You have to subtract the 7 first, then multiply by 2.


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I think it's 34.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:47 PM
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I wouldn't have been quite so pwned if my wireless connection hadn't gone out just as I hit post.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:47 PM
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I deny that I was pwned. I showed my work!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 9:49 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's 34, you guys.


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133: Now that you've brought up 'YEP, I have wondered from time to time if apo (or others) might be interested in The Soul Show (2-5 Saturdays) The Soul Show is a unique concept that was conceived to provide listeners with a blend of funk, R&B, disco, ballads, jazz and other music from the 60's through the 80's. I have no idea if they go any place that apo hasn't already gone, but I like the DJs and the music, a lot of which is new to me. (You can look at past playlists here.)


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WXPN and WYEP play exactly the same music. Each might as well be called SWPL.

The Soul Show is a gem, and so is WDUQ's "Rhythm Sweet and Hot", every Saturday from 7 to 10. Between one and the other you have to muddle through with blues and/or "Riverwalk Jazz: The Most Cliched Voices In Jazz, Recorded Live Many Years Ago".


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139-145: So Emerson is right out. I was thinking twice your age plus 7, d'oh! Seemed reasonable.

Through an egregious violation of the rule by her father-in-law, my sister ended up a fair bit older than her stepmother-in-law for a brief period of time.


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I've been listening to and can recommend albums from last year that my library has finally hooked me up with:
School of Seven Bells -- Alpinisms
Beck -- Modern Guilt
Fleet Foxes -- S/T
TV on the Radio -- Dear Science
also Rokia Traore's lastest -- Tchamantché

Has anyone spent any time with A C Newman's new solo album?


Posted by: JPool | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:04 PM
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More proof that sqrt+12 is a better rule.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:11 PM
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Has anyone spent any time with A C Newman's new solo album?

A little. It's not bad, but I'm unenthusiastic about it, as opposed to most of what he does.


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150: If I recall rightly, they would have just squeaked by that one.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:15 PM
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That's what I'd heard from others quarters. Puzzling, but I suppose anyone can have an off album.


Posted by: JPool | Link to this comment | 03-18-09 10:16 PM
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That DS endorses Thievery Corporation is running me amok.


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154: Literally, dude?


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147: We still mourn the loss of Len Hendry in the R-B household.

Do you ever listen to Jay Thurber's retro-50s show on WRCT from 12-2 Saturdays? Lots of schtick, but I like the music and it's not like anyone else does that schtick anymore. Musically, a nice blend of seminal R&R and more obscure things.


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Of course, I have mentioned before that Kai has succeeded Iris as Official Rhythm Sweet & Hot Baby. In direct contravention of second child cliche, Kai's position as successor led to him getting an entire hour+ of the show dedicated to him.


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Really, all good R&B is seminal.


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155 makes a lot more sense now that I'm aware of the other thread (I've been eating or working all evening).

And now I'm going to bed.


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Has anyone spent any time with A C Newman's new solo album?

Not paying attention in the right places, I found out about his show here just this afternoon, but luckily I had no plans and I can walk to the Black Cat, so:

I only picked up the CD there so I've spent no time with it yet (unless you count the time it spent in my back pocket) but I liked the songs. No stylistic leap from The Slow Wonder but some good lyrical twists (all of which I've forgotten) and a couple very hooky numbers.

About the opening act, here's 140 characters. It's more than they deserve.


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Next to ABBA, of course, my favorite Swedish band (of the dozen or so I know about) is Arbete och Fritid. "Gånglåt Efter Lejsme Larsson" and "Slavvals" are on YouTube. "Harmageddon Boogie," a rockin' jump-blues-style tune (with political lyrics, I'm told) isn't, so anyone who wants to hear it can download it here.


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Let's keep the flumming down, folks. The neighbors are starting to look.


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That is a good boogie.

Here are three songs by a Scranton-based band called Nimbus, whose only album "Discobolus" (circa 2001) I humbly suggest will be rediscovered in future decades as a legitimate classic.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=C6D29K8M
(01 Automatic.m4a)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M3ADNJI4
(11 Superimposed.m4a)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VKMFPUC1
(07 James.m4a)


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The local public radio indie-rock station has been playing "Perfect Games" and "Auctioneer" by The Broken West (fedward's openers). I wouldn't want to listen to an album of it, but it'll be good driving around radio music come Sprummer.

On the K'Naan question up thread, I live in the MPL, but he actually lives in Toronto. I didn't make his show here, but a friend of mine did and said it was really good with lots of Somali-American kids in attendance.


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#162. But it's spring time, the flummingest time of the year.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-19-09 11:48 AM
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Arbete och Fritid's "The European Way" is beguiling.


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a ton of sun ra

also i was trying to find good songs about spiders -- there are none


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 03-19-09 1:57 PM
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My brother just made me listen to The Entrance Band, which is making me happy.


Posted by: Lambent Cactus | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 7:44 AM
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also i was trying to find good songs about spiders -- there are none

Boris the Spider - The Who. Lyrics here.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 8:03 AM
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Spiders (Kidsmoke) by Wilco?


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Here's a list.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 8:11 AM
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Apo is the Rainman of weird shit.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 8:18 AM
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It's a darn shame he can't make a living at it. It's the world's loss.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 8:27 AM
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It's a darn shame he can't make a living at it.

It sure is.


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"Eating Spiders" by Psapp is a good song. The lyrics don't actually have anything to do with spiders though.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 8:38 AM
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Since I've been unemployed (yes, I started a business, no we haven't landed any clients--yet), my music listening has dropped off a cliff. I used to do all my new music listening in the car (although that was being eclipsed by NPR) It's sad. I'm planning taking up jogging (sort of)--maybe that will help. The only "new" music I've been hearing lately has been has been whatever Pandora throws to me as I fall asleep to it--and I think the Cannibal Corpse channel I set up is really fucking with my dreams.


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There's also that MC 900ft Jesus album. [re: spider things]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 8:49 AM
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And Apo's loss too, I hasten to add. I didn't mean to exclude him.


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I didn't mean to exclude him.

I figured I was included in "the world".


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 9:04 AM
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Tentatively I'll agree that you are.


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songs i didn't count in my bad spider list (not bad but too obvious for the context i needed) = yes boris the s., and the stones one that's abt a fly too

sadly apo's list, though very extensive, really is mainly quite boring (i tried almost all of em on spotify): hence my claim

the tom waitsy psapp rhythm is nice enough, but the vocals are boring mumbly low-affect tweecore -- i liked this kinda stuff 20 years ago when almost no one did it but i have heard it ten million time now (insert deprecated sadface emoticon)


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what's strange is that people who are usually reliably good -- like uriah heep and oingo boingo and er er sparklehorse -- have the same inspiration-fail when it comes to spidersongs as bowie and herbie hancock and dr john


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(actually the dr john song is pretty good) (except for lyrically)


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 6:36 PM
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and the worst so far is "god is a spider" by the cherry poppin' daddies


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 03-20-09 6:41 PM
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How about the entire Howe Gelb album, Dreaded Brown Recluse


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Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, Ole Tarantula?


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