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Thread: Current song you are listening to(or the Last song you listened to)

  1. #3926
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    That's the one. I should have linked it too.

  2. #3927
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    Try walking in my shoes







    ...it's been a very long year.

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    If there's one thing we need right now, it's empathy. I'll elaborate. Rant alert.

    Let's start on a very simple level, I've been very ill for 20 years and my life has become very limited in what I can and can not do. There are not a lot of good things to say about Covid, but if there is one, it is this: finally, normal, regular people are slowly becoming mildly aware that their normal life is very very free. For me, and the community of disabled people, it is a little bit as if normal people are getting a tiny little hint of how limited OUR lives are, and have been for years. You can't do A, B or C? Well, we've not done those for years. Whining about not being able to travel? Well boo-hoo, we can't because we're ill, and even if we could, we couldn't afford it, because being ill also means being poor. Can't go into a restaurant? Can't go into a pub? Can't go into a shop? Well boo-fricking-hoo, welcome to our world. Enjoy your stay.

    But there's more. That was just the angry bit. Coming up is the whiny bit.

    Can we not all, just for once, all knowing that we're in some really deep trouble right now, cut each other some slack, imagine for a second what it's like to be that other person in the street, and try your best to NOT be an asshole to them? Please? I dunno, imagine, if you will, walk a mile in their shoes? Lame, weak, I know, but try to use your imagination. What if we could be nice to each other? Just for once?

    Which neatly leads me up to the happy bit.

    Imagine if we were. What if you, and everybody else around you, could imagine what it might be like to be the other person you meet. Try to see their perspective. Might be difficult to get a connection in these Covid times, but it could be very simple. Just be considerate. Wear a mask. Walk around the next person in the street. Step back and give them an extra metre. It doesn't cost you anything, except half a second and actually thinking about other people. Do at least half of those things you already know you should. Why? For yourself, and everyone you know. The more considerate we are to each other, the more we save ourselves. Simple. Takes no effort at all. Trust me, I've been doing it for decades.
    Last edited by Gray; 25th Feb 2021 at 21:23.
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  3. #3928
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    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    Stevie Wonder

    I certainly empathise.
    On the happy bit, I offer this which I recently watched. One particular line may make you smile. As an Englishman it made me laugh out loud.

    All English guys look alike”



    All the best.

  4. #3929
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    Location: In the flesh.
    LOL. That is great, Aged Raver, I also love the one he did with McCartney. Remember that one? Got me in the feels.



    I hate I can't see the one Gray posted. Oh well, here is one that got me like an arrow when it came out. I had no idea the video was so funny or went so dark with all the Stephen King references. I don't think I've ever had a relationship where the woman didn't try to hurt me. That really isn't a condemnation. All love is a war. The strong win just by hanging on. And no, I'm not saying accept abuse. Still... love is complicated... and if you are a man... and if you are strong... and if you understand where the hurt comes from... then you hang on till you both win.


  5. #3930
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    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    Lonnie Donegan – Rock Island Line - 1955

    Allegedly 1 in 9 of the male population of Britain was in a skiffle group in 1957, thanks to Lonnie Donegan. The story is that Leadbelly first heard Rock Island Line at a prison farm in 1934 along with song-collector John Lomax (father of Alan Lomax).

    Latest research suggests “Rock Island Line” was in fact written in 1929 as part of the railroad’s marketing campaign by Clarence Wilson, an employee, ... “the Rock Island Line is a mighty good road, get your ticket at the station ...” etc and the rail line never ran to New Orleans and it never had a tollgate. So the lyrics had some poetical changes by the time Leadbelly recorded it in 1944.

    A decade later in the UK Lonnie Donegan made an upbeat version singing in a sort-of American accent, which went back to the USA and became a hit for him. Lonnie died some years ago, but multi-instrumentalist Chris Barber, who brought so many jazz and blues people to the UK after the war, and who plays bass on this 1955 record, died earlier today, aged 90. So here's to you Chris.

    "I fooled you, I fooled you I got all pig-iron"

    Last edited by Aged Raver; 2nd Mar 2021 at 14:36.

  6. #3931
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    Registered: Feb 2002
    Location: In the flesh.
    Russian folk metal sounds oddly Celtic.

  7. #3932
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Xiu Xiu just dropped a very Lynchian video ... presumably because their normal videos just aren't odd enough.
    The bass line and drums kick pretty hard if you actually listen in.


  8. #3933
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    Location: Somewhere


    this, miles at his best with an amazing band. But really the first chorus of Cannonball's solo is an incredible thing, just superb melodic development.

  9. #3934
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    Registered: Jun 2009
    Location: The Spiraling Sea
    Speak the Word...



    They've given me a mission
    I don't really know the game yet
    I'm bent on submission
    Religion is to blame
    I'm the new messiah
    Death Angel with a gun
    Dangerous in my silence
    Deadly to my cause

    Speak to me the pain you feel
    Speak the word
    The word is all of us

    I've given my life to become what I am
    To preach the new beginning
    To make you understand
    To reach some point of order
    Utopia in mind, you've got to learn
    To sacrifice, to leave what's now behind

    Speak to me the pain you feel
    Speak the word
    The word is all of us
    Speak the word
    The word is all of us

    Seven years of power
    The corporation claw
    The rich control the government, the media the law
    To make some kind of difference
    Then everyone must know
    Eradicate the fascists, revolution will grow

    The system we learn says we're equal under law
    But the streets are reality, the weak and poor will fall
    Let's tip the power balance and tear down their crown
    Educate the masses, We're gonna burn the White House down

    Speak to me the pain you feel
    Speak to me the pain you feel
    Speak the word (Revolution)
    The word is all of us
    Speak the word (Revolution)
    The word is all of us
    Speak the word
    The word is all of us
    Speak the Word
    The word is all of us

    SPEAK!!!

  10. #3935
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    Location: In the flesh.
    It's important to realize that was written during the Reagan administration and is actually an anti cult and brainwashing song. The first four lines should clue most in. Somehow I think you take it the opposite of how it was intended.

    Here is one you should take to heart then.



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  12. #3937
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  13. #3938
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    Registered: Jun 2019
    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    The Stripper (1976)

    How to liven up your breakfast.




  14. #3939
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    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: In my room
    Quote Originally Posted by bassoferrol View Post
    When I was still smoking I could "swallow" my cigarette the way that guy in wife-beaters does. It's not that hard and a fun trick.
    It's a lot harder with an electronic cigarette.

  15. #3940
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    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: In my room


    Barely in time for International Women's Day: Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill

  16. #3941
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    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: In my room


    This just came up on Radio Zodiac and I had to look it up because of how great it is.

  17. #3942
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    Registered: Jun 2019
    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    Cassandra Wilson - The Weight

    Another song that was in Easy Rider but this is a cover (of the song by Robbie Robertson of The Band).



  18. #3943
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    Registered: Feb 2002
    Location: In the flesh.
    Easy Rider affected quite a few of us hippies. We were the enemy of status quo and convention. Most of us became what we fought against. Indeed, to have a family and a measure of success which benefited them, we had to. Some few did not sell out our deepest values though. It wasn't all debauchery and experimentation. There was acceptance of differences and love as well. And a lot of good music. In my Covid mask and with my Covid hair down my shoulders I was called ma'am for the first time recently and had to laugh. In those days it was a degrading term for those of us with long hair. Now it's a simple mistake. Still, I felt I had at last gained a badge of those who preceded me.

    Anyway, I got tickets to see Blackberry Smoke next month. Carefully spaced seating at only a third capacity. It will still be good to see a concert again.


  19. #3944
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    Registered: Jun 2019
    Location: Deepest Sussex, England
    HaHa. I can see what you mean. With a face mask on it could be difficult to tell. At the moment I quite like going out with a face mask on because I can go to the Bread shop and the very nice girls in there can’t see that I haven’t shaved.

    Well done on getting tickets. Things must be more relaxed where you are. I don’t think any concerts are happening here apart from virtual ones and the one I watched online a month ago was clunky. It was strange watching members of an acoustic band, spaced apart and the only one not wearing a mask was the one singing. Sterile, you might say.

  20. #3945
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    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

    Quote Originally Posted by PigLick View Post
    ... miles at his best with an amazing band. But really the first chorus of Cannonball's solo is an incredible thing, just superb melodic development.
    Yes I'm getting to like it. Your hat (from another thread) caused me to watch all your videos. Excellent stuff and very nice editing style. Long ago and far away had me confused. I didn’t know the song and had to research it, listening to Jo Stafford, Doris Day, a clip from Cover Girl, and then back to your instrumental video. That little black and white clip is intriguing and I still don’t understand. But then I am slow. She’s Lovely is seriously good. I still have Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny, 1959 (having progressed from Duane Eddy’s Rebel Rouser) but prefer your version, (Santo’s steel guitar seems a bit piercing these days) and I love all the stuff at your RSL gigs (I sang along with most. Pity I’m 9,000 miles away otherwise I’d be trying to get in).

    I’m sure you know this song and may be fed up with it. I see it’s one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. This version is unaccompanied. A YouTuber says John Peel (late UK disc jockey, never ashamed to show emotion) played it twice on the same show and was rendered speechless. Allegedly the lady herself couldn't speak after singing it at a club. At school in England when I was 6 we were taught the words and meaning of “Waltzing Matilda” so the song “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda” pulls many strings. I know ANZAC day is still weeks away but from a Pom, with respect, to Aussies and Kiwis …

    They gave me a tin ‘at and they gave me a gun



    (I read both tunes were written by Scots)

  21. #3946
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    I'm made of Metal



    Why? Lengthy story. It's both dull and boring, Leave now.

    Since we're in lockdown, I've had way too much time to myself. I've started watching the Marvel MCU movies on Disney+. Most of them are ok. I was surprised, however, how godawfully crap Thor Ragnarok was. As a Scandinavian, it's always a bit iffy when clueless Americans misappropriate our culture. Fine. I'm used to that. At best, I'm a casual fan of MCU, but compared to all the other movies in the franchise, this was unexpetedly bad, But there were several scenes where they used rock music to emphasise the action, a great Led Zeppelin song called Immigrant Song. Fine. But they clearly missed a trick, They should have used, when talking about the God of Thunder, the Kiss song God Thunder. Easy goal. So I played that, and all the other heavy metal songs I listened to growing up. I went through all the old heavy metal I could remember listening to in the 80s. This one stood out. I'm nearly 50 now, and I found myself headbanging on my sofa, I'm pretty sure I'd have looked ridiculous to any potential observer, but I was REALLY enjoying it, for the first time in 30-odd years.

    Sitting alone, in a dark room, watching TV, headbanging to yourself. The most fun I've had this year. I blame Covid.

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    God of Thunder


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    Clearly the best Kiss song ever, and quite possibly one of the greatest rock songs ever,


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    For reference, this is the LedZep song. Which is also awesome.
    Last edited by Gray; 13th Mar 2021 at 20:26.
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  22. #3947
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post


    Why? Lengthy story. It's both dull and boring, Leave now.
    I've had this one in rotation since it came out but never seen him work the crowd like that. It's a badass song.

    Okay now I have to post this again.


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  24. #3949
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tocky View Post
    I've had this one in rotation since it came out but never seen him work the crowd like that. It's a badass song.
    Yes, that was clearly some weird Freddie Mercury type voodoo our friend Rob Halford managed to pull off there, but metal fans are VERY loyal and enthusiastic. I haven't played it for 30 years but I still love it.

    And this.



    An unusual song where the verse builds power, and the chorus is pretty lame, but I still adore it.

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    Linking issues.

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    I'm made of Metal.

    (Well, no, I'm clearly made of pink sqiushy stuff, it's clearlty a metaphor for who I am and where I'm from. Which is more metal than Metal.)
    Last edited by Gray; 15th Mar 2021 at 00:43.

  25. #3950
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    Sometimes, I just really love angry shouty Germans. Of the good kind. Not the other ones, we don't like them at all.



    Flaws make people. It should be pretty obvious by now I'm full of flaws.

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