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    Toonsday tuesday

    Things that I've listened to this past week.
    Still the best thread on the board.

    The Band..........................Big Pink
    Richard Thompson.............RT. Box set
    Libertines.........................s/t and Up the bracket
    Levellers..........................Levelling the Land
    Kate Bush........................Ariel
    Oasis..............................Don't believe the Truth
    Grateful Dead...................Dicks Pick's #8
    Sandy Denny...................Who Knows .....Box set
    Arctic Monkeys................Whatever people say...

    On a personal note

    Frank Sinatra.................In the Wee small Hours
    Nat King Cole.................Best of.
    For my Mom who died last week, two of her favorites

    Tony

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    Tuesday sounds

    Spooky some Richard Thompson for me too but his DVD Live in Providence.

    CD sounds included...

    The Wrens - The Meadowlands, it's been on my wishlist for ages but never picked it up before, what a gem of an album, have to seek out some more of their stuff.

    The Sea and Cake - Oui, reminds of Steely Dan circa 1977 with their smooth sounds.

    Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers, liking this album a lot.

    Twilight Singers - Blackberry Belle, which reminds me the Twilights have a new one out any day now.

    Cheers
    Mike

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    Tony sorry to hear about your loss.

    Moving in a circular motion over here are:

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle

    Peace

    Bernd
    "Let The Earth Bear Witness."

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    Tony, so sorry to hear about your mom.

    My musical enjoyment included...

    Bedouin Soundclash - Sounding A Mosiac - I was in Jamiaca for a day last week and I really wanted to play this for the people there to see what they thought of it. In my limited experience, this is the best reggae that you're likely to hear from a bunch of Canadian, white, boys.

    The Honeydogs - 10,000 Years

    Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs

    New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

    That's about it I think. There wasn't a lot of listening time this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernd
    Tony sorry to hear about your loss.

    Moving in a circular motion over here are:

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle

    Peace

    Bernd
    You only listened to one CD this week?! Bernd, because you haven't been around here for long, the Tunesday thread is posted (almost) every Tuesday and we discuss the music that we've listened to in the past week. If you already knew that and chose to only post the one disk anyway, that's okay, just ignore me...most people tend to do that anyway.

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    Tony, my condolances to you and your family.


    I heard a bit of Hooverphonic on a commercial for that SLVR cell phone. So I pulled out BLUE WONDER POWDER MILK and gave it a spin. Yes, the song they use is on there ("Strange Effect"). This music is so sugary, that it's almost difficult to take over a whole album. Sort of like Stereolab or Laika, but boiled so that all that's left is the sugar (took my family to a Maple Syrup fest this past weekend, so the analogy is fitting). Not bad at all, but in small doses. Another interesting thing is that I first discovered Hooverphonic through another commercial for the VW Bug about 6 years ago.. took me forever to track down who did that song ("Renaissance Affair").

    Anything else.. a lot of hardcore/metal again, putting together a huge MP3 playlist of all my favorite metal/hardcore/metalcore/post hardcore/mathrock/stoner rock tunes. Should be quite the cd when I get it done. I'm up to almost 100 songs. I'm thinking about 150 should fit on a cd, I'm ripping most of them at 160. 160 seems to be a good compromise for every day listening, esp with music like this that isn't audiophile quality for the most part.

    Listened to some comps by Mike (Fly the Flag, 2003, Comfort In Sound) and Davey (Shake your Monkey Bone, and a couple others) too.

    Also:
    Furry Things - MOMENTS AWAY
    Stereolab - DOTS AND LOOPS
    Cowboy Junkies - MILES FROM OUR HOME
    Yo La Tengo - I CAN HEAR THE HEART...
    DC4C - The Photo Album

    -jar
    If being afraid is a crime we'll hang side-by-side,
    at the swingin' party down the line..


    The Replacements

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    Thanks for that. No I didn't know that and I will update shortly.
    I find this part of the forum so brilliant and a real pointer towards great music.
    So thank you all.

    Peace

    Bernd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    The Wrens - The Meadowlands, it's been on my wishlist for ages but never picked it up before, what a gem of an album, have to seek out some more of their stuff.
    One of my favorites over the past 5 years. However, if you buy another Wrens album, you may not get what you think you are. What I mean by that is that their style changed a fair amount between Secaucus and The Meadowlands. Secaucus is much more like the Pixies than Beulah. Having said that, I think it's a great album.

    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Sorry about your loss, Tony. In The Wee Small Hours is a great Sinatra album. Those early Capital recordings were all great. In a way it's nice that when you hear those old great Sinatra tunes you'll think of your mom.

    Current rotation:

    David Gilmour - On An Island. For the most part, this is a single piece, a love tone poem by DG. Unfortunately, "Take A Breath" and "This Heaven" get in the way musically. "This Heaven" is a great single to promote the album, and lyrically fits with the concept, but it's like inserting something from The Division Bell into Meddle. Buy the album and remove these two tracks, close your eyes, and take your own trip to an island. By the way, I think Andy Latimer does this sort of thing equally as well as Gilmour. If you like this album, try Camel's Dust & Dreams.

    After The Storm - A Benefit album from Nearfest Records to raise money for Habitat for Humanity's efforts in New Orleans. Lots of previously unreleased prog contributions from lots of great bands. Visit the Nearfest website.

    Chick Corea - The Ultimate Adventure. Lots of serious jazz, on the acoustic side

    Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - Oh! The Grandeur. Lots of frivolous jazz

    Elvis Costello - My Flame Burns Blue. Live album with the Metropole Orkest recorded at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2004. I think this is a great album. Lots of people don't like Costello's scratchy voice, but I think he's a great song writer, and does a fine job with the great arrangements used for this jazz orchestra.

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    old habits die hard

    I haven't posted on one of these in over a month. I know shouldn't dump a month's worth of listening in one thread...but I will anyway.


    Yes.......................The Ladder - better than I thought it would be; I like.

    Echolyn.................The End Is Beautiful - hhmmm, need more time with this one

    Arena.....................Pepper's Ghost - good; nothing ground-breaking or new, just well executed neo-prog

    Enchant.................Tug Of War - good; very good vocals. Takes many cues from '80s Kansas and current Dream Theater. Derrivative, but enjoyable. vox are a dead ringer for Steve Walsh (sans cackle). this CD would be a runnaway hit in the late '70s, early '80s.

    Greg Howe..............Hyperacuity - very good; something I can listen to in one setting. Great comp material. Rock guitar with jazz overtones. Its the album you'd hope Steve Howe would make (but never does). The guy can show off without being obvious about it.

    Jadis......................Fanatic - very good; finally, the IQ album I'd been waiting for

    Kaipa.....................Keyholder - very good; like Flower Kings, only without the cornball lyrics and dated cultural references

    Ritual.....................(s/t) - very good; folky, lithe, Caravan-esque; well written and performed '70s style prog. Fun stuff.

    Gordian Knot..........(s/t) - great; unemcumbered by lyrics, the music has room to breathe. You don't miss the lack of vox on this album. Prog for people who love prog.

    Pain Of Salvation....The Perfect Element - awesome. This band has all the best elements of the current prog bands such as IQ, Dead Soul Tribe, Opeth, Dream Theater...and by the same token, on Perfect Element, POS is everything that those bands are not. Quickly becoming my favorite.


    And on a non-prog note, they (whoever 'they' are) finally re-issued from 1987, PWEI's Box Frenzy; think Sex Pistols sneering through and tearing up, techno and hiphop. Its a blast from the past. Easily, this band had some influence of latter-day Beastie Boyz.
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    We're still renovating and everything is packed up or stuffed in another room, so I can't listen to much of anything except the CBC Radio 2. We can't even sleep in the house and actually are house-sitting at a neighbor's house while they are on vacation. They don't have a good system, but the TV is nice.

    Ah well, my wife will be so pleased with the new kitchen, dining and living room areas!
    "Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony."
    ------Heraclitus of Ephesis (fl. 504-500 BC), trans. Wheelwright.

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    Devo - Hardcore Vol. 1
    Los Lobos - Good Morning Aztlan (MoFi)
    James Gang - Live In Concert (MoFi silver)
    The Police - Synchronicity (MoFi)
    Neil Young - Massey Hall, Toronto - Jan 19, 1971 (sbd)
    Yes - Songs From Tsongas (DVD)
    The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out At Night (MoFi) blows except for "Free Ride" and "Frankentstein"
    James Gang - Thirds

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    The Ladder is extremely innovative.

    My kids love 9 voices.

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    Hem - Rabbit Songs (tentoze, have you heard this?)

    Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain

    Oingo Boingo - Good For Your Soul

    Talking Heads - Remain In Light

    More Gross Pointe Blank Sdtk.

    The Fixx - Reach the Beach

    Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3-LockBox
    And on a non-prog note, they (whoever 'they' are) finally re-issued from 1987, PWEI's Box Frenzy; think Sex Pistols sneering through and tearing up, techno and hiphop. Its a blast from the past. Easily, this band had some influence of latter-day Beastie Boyz.
    I really think that's the only decent thing they did (at least of what I heard). But I'm really not sure about influencing the Beastie Boys. They did start out as a punk band, after all.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3-LockBox
    Yes.......................The Ladder - better than I thought it would be; I like.
    I just put this on my iPod so that I could listen to it on my vacation, but I never got around to it. It's one of my favourite Yes CDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone
    Hem - Rabbit Songs
    Rabbit Songs is a beautiful CD.

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    Forgot one thing

    I also downloaded PT:Recordings (MP3@320kbps) and boy am I glad I didn't spend more than 3 bucks on this one. Not that it sucks or anything, but with all the hype and people selling and buying it at roughly 5 times what it cost retail for a used copy, I'd be one sick mofo had I plopped down that kinda dough. (yeah I know, here comes the "you're already a sick mofo" resets )

    Its my least favorite PT/Wilson CD, (Blackfield, et el.) Like I said, it doesn't suck or anything. The short songs on the list are the kind of organic alt-pop stuff he did on Blackfield, and the longer tunes are spacey, jammy stuff you find on Signify, only not as fully realized. Its good rainy day PT, but not worth the bucks the hype mongers and keyboard commandos are suggesting everyone plunk down for it.

    Wait and see if they include it in any future re-release and if they don't...fuggetaboutit.

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    Tony, ditto the comments of others. It sucks to lose a parent.

    Like Mason, I busted out some comps too. Mike's Yello comp (freaking awesome) made a few appearances, as did one of Stone's Retro Comps ( the one with A Ha whatever year that was). Also managed to find time to play the majority of Sounds Good! vol 1 +2.

    Played a bunch of bootlegs by some perennial RR faves:

    The Faint
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Le Tigre (with the wamma ramma ding dong)
    Lali Puna
    Black Angels
    Moby
    CYHSY
    Altered Images

    So OK, maybe they're more my faves than yours.

    And the few new titles like Action Action, which is hard to love overall but I do like it. She Wants Revenge and in this instance the boot is probably better than the commercial release since live they use a real live drummer as opposed to the drum machine. Enjoyed George Acosta's 2 disc set, The History Of Trance. Very pleasant change of pace.

    And also a few old faves such as Radio 4 - Gotham, and Califone's Heron King Blues.

    Also took out Siouxise's live album 7 Year Itch. I've got so much better live that this was a distracted listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    And also a few old faves such as ... Califone's Heron King Blues.
    Didn't know that was an old fave of yours. Just got it a few months ago myself, but it's quickly turning into an old fave of mine as well. That excellent "2 Sisters Drunk On Each Other" made it onto my latest comp thing that just went out to a few mysterians around here. Not sure why I waited so long, although I do have a bunch of Califone and all the many preambles and side projects and detours along the way, like Red Red Meat and Sin Ropas and Ugly Casanova and Loftus and oRSo (well, maybe not oRSo, but it's on my list), and by further extension of their fellow junkyard Appalachian pickers from the Pullman crew, add in June of 44 and Gastr del Sol and Tortoise and, well, you know the story. Get your wheel stuck in a track, and sometimes it's hard to get it out again. But it's all fine music. Lots of live Califone and friends out there. You've probably downloaded some already, huh? They have some at their site but it's all mp3.

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    I have not heard that Hem, but I'm guessing I should, eh?
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    Rabbit Songs is extremely low key. Very folky, accoustic, lovely melodies and beautiful female vocals. Extremely unpretentious.

    Beautiful and reflective it truly is. Perhaps the best folk album of the 21st Century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryL
    Rabbit Songs is extremely low key. Very folky, accoustic, lovely melodies and beautiful female vocals. Extremely unpretentious.
    That's a very good description of it, and exactly why I think tentoze will like it.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone
    That's a very good description of it, and exactly why I think tentoze will like it.
    I'll take a look-see for it this week-end- thanks for the rec.
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    Hem

    Seeing your comments about Hem set me off on a bit of a listening session last night on similar artists, I pulled out some goodies like..

    Hem - Eveningland
    Joanna Newson - Milk Eyed Mender, love that voice
    Lou Rhodes - Beloved One, the former vocalist with Lamb
    Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers, Beth back to her roots
    King Creosote - KC Rules OK, collaboration with The Earlies

    and finally a bit of Antony and the Johnsons with his first album, and Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans.

    Cheers
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