Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by nlanza, Jan 5, 2012.
Jesus, the cinematography on this video is only outshined by the lyrical brilliance.
I'm listening to Leviathan by Mastodon in its entirety. Excellent Christmas music.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan always and forever.
I will feel privileged to have seen this guy play (at least) twice when he goes internationally famous.
I absolutely love this cover.
I think that's my biggest problem with Mumford: everything they do feels like it's a copy of something someone else has done better, and done better fairly recently. Covering "Jolene"? A noble gesture...but Jack White's kind of claimed out that territory.
And yet, it's good. Not everything has to be original and unique. Plus they have the benefit of not being Jack White.
If your choices in something involving rock music are "being Jack White" versus "not being Jack White"....you wanna be Jack White seven days a week and twice on Sunday.
Look at the guy. Just look at him. Jack White is up there with Zach Braff as people who have faces just made for punching. Some people are born as infants and grow to maturity. Jack White sprang fully formed from the imagination of Tim Burton. Get that zombie-looking git some sun and then maybe he won't look like he needs to be wedgied and shoved into a locker.
I'm sorry Nute. I can't hear you over the sound of Jack White being fucking awesome:
Sorry, that post is currently being occupied by Jay Cutler
And Speaking of music I'm listening to;
Does anyone besides me think that that Matthew Stafford and Jason Isbell look like they could be brothers?
Isbell wrote this song when he was with DBT but I never saw him do it live. It's my favorite song that he does.
If you thought you enjoyed the new Les Mis movie, I offer you this. If you hated the new Les Mis movie, or had no idea there was a movie, I offer you this anyway.
There are a lot of reasons why I will never, ever be a rapper, but damn. Jesus.
And just to establish that it's not all production
So that's what you're listening to?
I love John Denver.
Don't you dare judge me.
If you have ten minutes to just listen:
I first came across this about a decade and a half ago. ~3.5K classical CDs later, it's still probably my favorite performance of, well, anything.
That was pretty cool, thanks. Sometimes there are advantages to enjoying every musical genre under the sun. :)
I just mentioned this in the best of 2012 thread but this is really, really awesome and you need to listen to the whole album. Bollywood-surf-spaghetti western-afrobeat stuff.
One of the best songs off one of the most underappreciated albums, ever. Two great covers:
Edit: Arthur Lee was apparently a fan of The Damned's rendition:
I've always loved Calexico's version, since they're already a band who uses mariachi flavors to their music. "Alone Again Or" is just perfect for them.
And "Alone Again Or" is actually the late Bryan MacLean's song, and he and Arthur share lead vox on the original.
Bryan MacLean's half sister? Maria McKee of Lone Justice and solo fame.
Be sure to have your speakers turned up to 9 or 10 when you get to around 1:05
Talisker introduced me to this artist.
Sometimes I almost forget how much I love Eagles of Death Metal. Almost.
I've been exploring the Electroswing Genre for a couple months. Here's a slower song, but still quite good.
But my overall favorite is still Chambermaid Swing by Parov Stelar.
Already pre-ordered the new deluxe 4 disc album as well as vinyl edition of Steven Wilson's new album: The Raven Who Refused to Sing.
this is still my favorite Aesop Rock (via Evil Nine) songs...
I've know of The Necks for some time, but only recently started paying attention, and I am so sorry that I didn't start earlier. I'm not sure how to describe them. Drone jazz? Maybe? Three guys on drums, bass, and piano/keyboards doing minimalist improvisation? Meh.
Here's a song, but it's an hour long and to really get anything out of it, you'll need to really listen and probably from a better source.
Taking a ride in the way-back machine.
No, seriously, why aren't you all listening to The Necks nonstop?
I'm going to guess that your original description of the first song you posted--which sounded pretty bleak to start off with, contained an hour-long "song", and required me to "really listen" and an exhortation to listen a different hourlong recording of the same song--sounded to others like it did to me as some of the most pretentiously awful jazzbo horseshit I've heard since I stopped working at a jazz record store.
Nah, it just sounded like something I needed to listen to at home rather than at work. And then I didn't.
I've heard of The Necks in a discussion about The Bad Plus (by someone who hated TBP, which makes sense now b/c The Necks don't have much in common there), but "trance jazz" is not off-putting to me, at least. I'm listening to 'Royal Family' right now, and I'm tentatively intrigued. This is definitely not going to be everybody's cup of tea, but I can see the appeal.
Haha, wow. Talk about the pot and the fucking kettle.
I apologize if it wasn't clear that was tongue-in-cheek. I am fully aware that it is very far outside of most, if not all, of the forum-goers' tastes and interest. I was just doing the thing that the thread is meant for.
And holy shit, are you one to talk.
NSFW (lyrical content)!
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