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  1. #4401
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    last one my favorite jazz cover of all time, last album before his death, coming on from a suicide of his partner, such sublime improv.

    the triplet line beginning around 3:52, chefs kiss

    Its worth listening to the whole album really if you are a jazz fan.
    You Must Believe in Spring.
    Its a call to the eventual closing of a winter, when times will be better. A noteworthy musical piece for all those afflicted with depression and melancholy.
    Last edited by PigLick; 5th Aug 2022 at 09:04.

  2. #4402
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    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    House of the Rising Sun - Hildegard von Blingin’

    Loved all the recent posts. I've been a bit of a fan of Hildegard von Blingin’ since her Bardcore version of Pumped Up Kicks and have just seen/heard this recent creation. Her tweaking of the old lyrics brings a sort of refreshed nostalgia (for the song - you understand).



    Wikipedia has fascinating stuff about the song's origins pre The Animals/Bob Dylan/Dave van Ronk et al ...
    In 1953 Lomax met Harry Cox, an English farm labourer known for his impressive folk song repertoire,
    who knew a song called "She was a Rum One" (Roud 17938) with two possible opening verses, one beginning
    "If you go to Lowestoft, and ask for The Rising Sun, There you'll find two old whores and my old woman is one."


    Earlier recordings included Roy Acuff (1930’s) and Leadbelly and his wife (1940's).
    (Not the Harry Cox version.)
    Last edited by Aged Raver; 6th Aug 2022 at 11:35. Reason: Tidy up

  3. #4403
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    Quote Originally Posted by PigLick View Post
    very treacly, but I do enjoy Paul Anka songwriting, he has a handle on that bittersweet nostalgia.
    My turn, my daughter sings in an acapella choir and they had a concert a few days ago, and sang a brilliant version of this, which I hadn't heard for ages.
    Ain't it great when they like the stuff you like? And then when they do it well it's like, "I made that person". I did that... somehow. The worlds going to be okay after all. It's why I want a lot of you to reproduce. We can't let the assholes win.

    Anyway, since we have gone kind of schmaltzy, here is one I sing along with every time it comes on the radio. The time that sticks out the most was driving back from Dayton at one in the morning with everyone asleep in the car. My grandson woke up and sang it with me.



    Also it was made for quadrophonic sound but nobody has that anymore. You kind of get a taste through headphones though.

  4. #4404
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    Xymox!

    Has this ever happened to you? By sheer accident, you bump into someone. Someone special. Someone very different and amazing. You fall completely in love with them. Everything they do is amazing. Then, slowly, over time, as you both age and mature, you develop in slightly different directions. Sure, their new ideas are still brilliant, but not quite the same. You still love them. But you keep diverging. And then, eventually, you get to a point when you just do no longer feel the love for them you once had. You part ways. You never speak again. Well, sort of. Many years later, you accidently, again, bump into each other. You are both much older and wiser now. You've changed. They've changed. But through all your experiences, you are still essentially the same as you were, back in the day. And you fall in love again, all over again, as if it was the first time. You just can't believe how amazing they've become since the last time. So, of course, you buy a ticket to see them play live.

    I do apologise if someone mistakenly misread the above as a loving relationship. No, it's just a fan rediscovering an old band that is now surprisingly good again. Sorry to disappoint. All that was just a lengthy tedious preamble to pimp the new songs by Clan of Xymox that are utterly brilliant. And I've got a ticket!



    The full story is much less interesting. In 1991, I discovered a new band. As I was visiting my older brother down south, I rifled through his LP:s, and he had their previous album. Cool! He then told me he never actually listened to it, but just bought it because the album cover was pretty cool, much like this other one. And then he showed me the album A Clan of Xymox. Granted, the album cover was pretty cool, but when I listened to it, I instantly loved it, and taped it. I then spent the next few years trying to find it on CD, which for many years was quite impossible. Small relatively unknown band, small unimportant subgenre. Took me ages.

    When I did finally manage to track it down on CD, I was elated. I had worn out the tape completely. I had deconstructed each song into tiny bits and learned to play each individual part. At the time, in the early 1990s, before the commercial internet, I had an online music review website. Back in those olden days, information was very difficult to find, it was pre-Google, and the internet was pretty much just a bunch of us university nerds. So, naturally, I gave this album a glowing review, using the word "brilliant" at least twice. So I was very surprised, startled even, when the singer of the band emailed me out of the blue, thanking me for my kind review. I wasn't being kind, I genuinely loved it. I guess he just went on AltaVista or HotBot (pre-Google search engines) to search for himself, and my review site was one of the very few that came up.

    Many times I've just nearly missed seeing them live. On Thursday will be the first time ever. I can't wait. Xymox started out as synth/goth, then evolved to synthpop, techno, and eventually a very pleasant mainstream pop, before they rebooted themselves and went back to their goth roots. And I very much hope that that's what I'll see live on Thursday.

    Bonus pop-Xymox:


    That'll be the song you'll fall in love with, unless you're a heartless bastard and have terrible taste in music.
    Last edited by Gray; 7th Aug 2022 at 00:20.
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  5. #4405
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    Location: In the flesh.
    Ah. You had me. I was already thinking of an old friend. Then you revealed it was a band. No reason that can't be an old friend either. Perfectly understandable that you grow apart from those as well. And come back to them. I liked the first one best BTW. It had a bit of a harder edge. Go see them. Take your girl.

    This one reminds me of howling in Soho with friends. Also pricing hookers but I've already told that story.


  6. #4406
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    One more. This one reminds me of driving back from Sardis lake after a day of partying. I should not have driven. I realized that about halfway and pulled onto a side road which was less traveled. The car was full but everyone was kind of out of it. I put in this tape and maybe that was a bad selection as it draws you in and less attention to the road. When I came to a fork in the road near the bootleggers store I took a road that didn't exist. Neither left nor right nor middle. I took far left into a deep depression that was not a road. That woke us all up. Everyone stood outside the car and said we were not going to be able to get out of the spot. We talked about it as this song played. I got everyone back in and we just drove out like it was nothing. We stopped and sobered up a bit before going on. Fucking blue Valium. Never again.


  7. #4407
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    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Point Nemo
    Quote Originally Posted by Tocky View Post
    One more. This one reminds me of driving back from Sardis lake after a day of partying. I should not have driven. I realized that about halfway and pulled onto a side road which was less traveled. The car was full but everyone was kind of out of it. I put in this tape and maybe that was a bad selection as it draws you in and less attention to the road. When I came to a fork in the road near the bootleggers store I took a road that didn't exist. Neither left nor right nor middle. I took far left into a deep depression that was not a road. That woke us all up. Everyone stood outside the car and said we were not going to be able to get out of the spot. We talked about it as this song played. I got everyone back in and we just drove out like it was nothing. We stopped and sobered up a bit before going on. Fucking blue Valium. Never again.

    Great album, but I'm more partial to Live at Pompeii.

  8. #4408
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    Location: Point Nemo
    I'm on a folk music kick lately:


  9. #4409
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    Location: In the flesh.
    Oh damn. What we do in the shadows. Hilarious series. I love the evil vampire shit but I'll take this as a second best vampire sort.

    One more Floyd. Shit I love them. That Gilmore guitar is unlike anything ever.

  10. #4410
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    I love that album cover, it really captures a mood.

  11. #4411
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    Well she is gone now. I wasn't any sort of fan but there was this movie I got dragged to a lifetime ago. And then had the song sung to me after.

    I didn't shape up.

    Anyway, there is some sweetness still in even a pressed rose. RIP Olivia.


  12. #4412
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    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    Judith Durham

    Yes RIP.
    Although she was born in UK, I always thought of Olivia as Australian. A friend of hers, “fellow” Australian, Judith Durham died 4 days ago. Similarly I wasn’t a big fan, no doubt thinking The Seekers were too clean-cut and wholesome, and appealing more to my parents but I recently watched a concert which I'd been at all those years ago and realised what a very good voice she had. They came on stage and went straight into their performance.

    It’s said their first three records went to number one respectively dislodging the Stones, the Kinks and the Beatles (who were all also performing on the same show and who I’d gone to see with friends). It was a big ol’ concert of everyone popular in the UK that year. Watching it in full on a video I even picked me out in the audience. There was so much screaming during the Beatles (in theory I've set that link to the correct time - if not apologies) it’s amazing they could hear themselves. A camera team that took residence next to our row didn't help, as nearby young ladies felt obliged to jump up and down and make even more noise.

    Anyway RIP Judith. Very grainy video from, as you say, another lifetime.


    Last edited by Aged Raver; 9th Aug 2022 at 08:44. Reason: Tidy up

  13. #4413
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    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    David Ackles - Down River

    Don't think I posted this before (previously I posted Road to Cairo from same album). On the other hand ... it's often playing in my head. Depending on the mood I’m in, I can find this song quite chilling. I haven’t been Down River but it’s not difficult to identify. The thing about putting on a brave face, and the thing about time.

    “Times Change
    Times Change, I Know”



    Last edited by Aged Raver; 12th Aug 2022 at 05:56. Reason: Just reflecting

  14. #4414
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    Registered: Jun 2019
    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    Roswell - Reina del Cid and Toni Lindgren

    Well I know I haven't posted this before.



  15. #4415
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    That's fun. I made a pilgrimage to Roswell for the 50th anniversary of the landing. It was pretty small town crazy.

  16. #4416
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    My dad was at Roswell Air Base when the first atomic bomb went off. It was night and the first thing he did was to check his watch to make sure the sun wasn't coming up. He could read it well. The next day they told them a cover story about an ammo dump blowing up. But yeah, fun song.

    Also this is always in my rotation somewhere-


  17. #4417
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    Location: Deepest Sussex, England

    Errol Linton - Walkin' With Errol

    I know nothing about this band and was thinking it was a recent recording but see it's from 1998 so it's not that new. Still, the sound reminds me of earlier times and smoky clubs.




    Edit: Well I knew I was out of touch but, to my shame, Errol Linton and other band members, Adam Blake et al, are very well known playing in London and elsewhere.
    Last edited by Aged Raver; 26th Aug 2022 at 06:53.

  18. #4418
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    Because we've spent so much time with mom-in-law lately and everyone is coming to visit, me and Josh sat and talked for the first time in years and I got to ask him what happened with Mindset Evolution. I liked their early stuff. He went through the whole history of the cocaine fueled record label and how they twisted the sound to please them. Ah. In the end it was just Josh and the lead singer when they called it quits. Too much jerking around of the sound to be what was on the radio and not enough what they were. A shame. I really liked their first album. I posted some of it on here long ago. I can't even find the damn thing now.

    Anyway they toured with Saving Able for a time and I let him know my buddy Dave (took the pictures at his wedding even) is with them as the drummer and he knew them and was excited that we knew some of the same people. It was good to reconnect. But sad. I liked the energy and weirdness of their original vision. Just a damn shame. Good to see Josh though. He is the bass player. Ironically prescient song now.



    At 0:48 there is a really good shot of Josh for just a second before he turns away. I gave one attempt at urging him to move on to another band but it's his life and I don't want to intrude. Touring is hard enough when you are young but in your thirties it's really hard. Whatever makes him happy is what I want for him. He had more than most get anyway. Nice of him to come down to support my MIL at this time.
    Last edited by Tocky; 5th Sep 2022 at 09:12.

  19. #4419
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    Quote Originally Posted by PigLick View Post
    last one my favorite jazz cover of all time, last album before his death, coming on from a suicide of his partner, such sublime improv.

    the triplet line beginning around 3:52, chefs kiss

    Its worth listening to the whole album really if you are a jazz fan.
    You Must Believe in Spring.
    Its a call to the eventual closing of a winter, when times will be better. A noteworthy musical piece for all those afflicted with depression and melancholy.
    This. Wonderful version.

  20. #4420
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    Noise time. In about nine days, one of my all time favourite bands are coming to town. They're Swedish. I'm Swedish. But we're not in Sweden.

    This would be the one band I've seen play live more than any other, probably about a dozen times or so. I used to live so far removed from civilisation that the only chance to see any decent music would involve a 32 hour trip by various insufferable means to get to a rock festival of sorts down south. A synth festival. On most of these festivals, this band, Covenant, would play. Some times the very main reason to GO to these festivals was that they would play. And some other very good contemporary bands.

    So far, I have only seen them once here in Glasgow, but it was awesome. Now, 5-7 years later, they've decided to tour again. I will NOT miss it.

    Now, if I was me, and most of the time I am, I'd pimp one of their harsh unlistenable noisefests, just to prove how amazingly difficult and insufferable they can be. But I'm not gonna do that, Instead, I'll pimp their biggest commercial hit, just hoping to generate interest, but in real life, their angry noisy crap is usually a whole lot better.




    Ooops, accidental noisefest. So sorry.



    [edit]

    Ooops again.



    I am longing for all the things I had and lost, I am longing for ignorance and bliss.

    And, aw, shucks... we're fucked now, aren't we?

    Last edited by Gray; 5th Sep 2022 at 21:13.
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    "Sturgeon was an optimist." - me, just now
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  21. #4421
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    Won't be long

    Taking no prisoners.
    Straight into song with the band still arriving.
    Aretha Franklin - age 22.



  22. #4422
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    Aretha makes you wish you were the man waited on.

    Almost time Gray? Getting excited? Something about this song excites me.


  23. #4423
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    One of my faves


  24. #4424
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    Moonsorrow - V:Hävitetty - Varjojen virta
    Folk metal masterpiece!
    Last edited by Rizopas; 8th Sep 2022 at 14:34. Reason: Better linking

  25. #4425
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    Location: Point Nemo
    Since Labor day weekend in the US has passed, pumpkin spice lattes are out in force at coffee shops, and Christmas decorations are in stores now (Since July) I started playing some classical guitar Christmas music. Too soon?

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