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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by dgmitchell, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    Christmas Blues!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDV0Y6UK0zs&list=RDGcZAwoip5aY&index=49


    Christmas with the King!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWTGgCiVEv0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FVvAMSTeHs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Fh7Aa3yyo
     
  2. denny

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    Holy Cow.....some of you guys are real, hard rockin', Dudes. :)
    Kind of "funny" about Steve Miller. I am not Comparing Him to Mike Campbell as a player, but when you get pigeon-holed into Some Categories of Rock&Roll...especially the Singer/Song Writer genre, your guitar skills often become secondary. Mike Campbell is a HUGE talent.
    He may not have been Jimi Hendrix, and i never cared much for his records, but just as another example.....James Taylor was a pretty decent player himself.
    Anyway.....Yes...!! Steve Miller had many great songs and was a fine player in his own right.
     
  3. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    I listened to the last of my music early this week.

    No I'm not going deaf, I don't care what the people pounding on the walls of my apartment are yelling, nor am I giving up on music despite the fact I have only bought 2 CD's in the last 5 years. Frankly new music just doesn't appeal much to me these days anymore it seems.

    Early this year I had to move to a new apartment and though I had enough time to fully sort my books (14 bookcases for hardbacks, 4 for paperbacks) and my DVD's (3 large and 1 small cases), my music kinda got dumped into boxes as filler where needed. Pruned my book and DVD collection (oh the pain, the pain!) before the move due to space issues, but ran out of time with the CD's, so decided to just stack them up next to my player and listen to each in turn to decide what would go into the rack's and what would join their bretheran at the local resale shop.

    Took 11 months to get through all of them, probably averaging 1 and a half per day, some days 3, some days none. Even retired I still have something of a life. Found two who were unplayable and round filed, 4 turned out to be duplicates (you know you have too many when you have dup's you didn't know you have). Trimmed about a 100 CD's from my collection, and yes that number really surprised me too (fear not, my two 4 foot tower racks are still pretty much full).

    There were a few, maybe a dozen where I found my tastes have just evolved away from. About a third were from some of my favorite artist's/bands but found out of sync. I have found that they seem to have bell curve to them. A band/singer starts out and you can see real promise of what they could be, but are still very rough. Then they reach that sweet middle part where every track is worth listening to. They are still artist's, but have not sold out. Then the long decline where they lose original members and begin to produce radio friendly music that is easily turned into muzak or car commercial's.This is often found in solo work away from the band, love Genesis, but much of the solo work makes my teeth grind.

    The bulk of my dearly departed collection tended to be one hit wonders. You hear a song on the radio or in a movie/tv show and find it really relates to you enough to invest into a CD only to get it home find that apparently every other other track seems to have been written and performed by another, much less talented group. There are too many other options to listen to a favorite song than hanging on to a CD too much trouble to set up for just one song.

    What remains in my collection you ask? Yes poppy I heard you ask, so quit your bellyaching already.

    It was the mid to late 1970's when i had the disposable income to buy my own music in any quantity. 8-track tape's of course, though cassettes were just coming into vogue. Hated how a track would fade off then come back on, but technology could be a bitch. If I had a dollar for every cassette my machine ate.....oh well.

    ELO was my first great love, KISS was more popular where I lived, but ELO was more orchestral and led me deep into the Progressive/Art rock realm. From there Genesis was no leap. Pink Floyd, Kansas, Yes, Rush, Alan Parsons, Supertramp are major elements in my collection. As they came out Journey, Boston, Asia, Styx, and some others took my money before they got too commercial.

    Numerous great single albums made the cut from Bob Segar, Heart, Chicago, Pat Benatar, and others. One sub genre is some classical, which led to film soundtracks, which in turn led to new age/astral content Like Cousco, Mike Oldfield, Ray Lynch, David Arkenstone and a fair bit of Celtic music. They main connecting element is that these were great background music for reading and computer work.

    What you won't find is Country, that was the music of my parents and I had to listen that in the family car growing up. No Hip Hop, or Rap, none of those boy band crapolla's or the female versions either. I am officially old since There is nothing new I particularly care for.

    Oh well just so long they come up with a new format again that forces me to replace my entire collection once more.
     
  4. KodiakBeer

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    New Music for Belasar.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDLRTUucMOzb8&v=LRTUucMOzb8
     
  5. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    Think I had a '50's flash back......and I wasn't even born yet! :)
     
  6. denny

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    We must be a similar age. (1960)
    We certainly have similar tastes and experiences in Getting, Keeping, and Moving/Living with music and movies.
    Amazing just How BIG a part of our lives that "stuff" becomes.......
     
  7. Kai-Petri

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    Some Finnish heavier music

    https://youtu.be/k7U3DtajZPA

    https://youtu.be/1M_aA5UuEhU
     
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    Kai, you'll probably love this one. I love the bass line


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ9mJtJ94Pg
     
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    Rock cover of a famous Macedonian folk song by the best Serbian guitarist Radomir Mihailović also known as Točak (wheel).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMu3NxCa4uw
     
  10. YugoslavPartisan

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    And here's the best version of Zajdi, zajdi sung by Toše Proeski from Macedonia who sadly died in car crash in 2007. He was just 27.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKRaXPYSzKY
     
  11. Smiley 2.0

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  12. Skipper

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7heL1NztzA

    German rock
     
  13. Kai-Petri

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    https://youtu.be/ZDyxgGYjrrM


    https://youtu.be/LAvxUMrlKdM
     
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  14. Kai-Petri

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    Playhaus: I always thought they were from Canada and found out they were German (1990) Great songs:

    https://youtu.be/4jmQqHG6xkE

    https://youtu.be/PCH93JsUEqo
     
  15. Skipper

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    Clawfinger is awesome. Thanks for reminding me of this great band.
     
  16. Kai-Petri

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    Clawfinger is a Norwegian band. They have awesome riffs everytime and play great outdoor giggs!! Coming from a Finn...
     
  17. Poppy

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    Noticed- even in- 'can't go back' thread- computer locks up. Figure it is my weak computer that is the problem...Wish i could play here.
    ..if i could, would play some: Badfinger - Baby Blue (1972)
     
  18. YugoslavPartisan

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    I have finally found this beautiful song after a really long search. I knew it was Scottish but had trouble finding it. Now I can't stop listening...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to1xT93IlUI
     
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    A scottish classic that is often sung for Hogmanay. Check for the 1997 Hong Kong version when the troops said farewell to the colony .

    Here is my choice:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNdC_3LR2AI
     
  20. Tamino

    Tamino Doc - The Deplorable

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    Thanks my friend but my ears managed to survive just 5 seconds or so. For recovery I propose remedy - music that has survived centuries and will continue until the end of time.

    J. S. Bach, The Goldberg Variations, performed by Glenn Gould in 1981.

    [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEkXet4WX_c[/media]
     

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