What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. #5

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mjp

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I don't know. If someone put a gun to my head and forced me to listen to one of those all the way through, I would pick the second one. Something about the Grateful Dead just makes my teeth hurt.
 

Pogue Mahone

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I'm listening to a tree frog that I may seriously have to track down and kill... Sounds like a car alarm and a blender full of ice are fucking on a tin roof somewhere in Alabama while the frat boys hoot and holler...
 

mjp

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Maybe I didn't word it properly. I should have said, I just wrote about guys like him.
 

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Saw these guys last night at the Barclay center in Brooklyn. Full house. Very good band. Really worked it for a solid decade before getting this great opportunity to play some big venues.
 

Bruno Dante

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Anyone with a teensy weensy interest in electronic music (or indeed anyone who loves a bit of peddle steel guitar) should check this out (assuming they haven't already).
 

Skygazer

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Speaking of fine old geezers, here's Ronnie Wood just before he departed for the Stones. Got to be one of my favourite Faces songs, here's their last hit together I think:
 

Erik

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Hmm, nice tight groove on this one. Sharp restraint.
 

roni

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oooo!!
I NEED to let you participate:

Just 30 min ago - all of a total SUDDEN - a heavy wind started here. Came out of nowhere. I'm sitting on my machine (d.i. computer) looking out of a still opened window. The wind throughs leaves and dirt inside. Outside a traffic sign just fell.

It doesn't rain at all, but EVERYTHING is moving! Energy in the air.
I think of a most wonderful Bukowski poem:


1813-1883

listening to Wagner
as outside in the dark the wind blows a cold rain the
trees wave and shake lights go
off and on the walls creak and the cats run under the
bed…


Wagner battles the agonies, he’s emotional but
solid, he’s the supreme fighter, a giant in a world of
pygmies, he takes it straight on through, he breaks
barriers
an
astonishing FORCE of sound as


everything here shakes
shivers
bends
blasts
in fierce gamble


yes, Wagner and the storm intermix with the wine as
nights like this run up my wrists and up into my head and
back down into the
gut


some men never
die
and some men never
live


but we’re all alive
tonight.




And since he gave me the matching 'apropos' I sure am listening to Wagner now. It's the overture to the 'Flying Dutchman' conducted by Sir Georg SOLTI (one of the finest)!

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edit:
I LOVE Solti!
But have just found a version of a conductor I dig even more (in fact Solti and Karajan have been working in his tradition so he's been the Schopenhauer to their Nietzsche - okay, BAD comparison! I'll make up a better one next time): - it's FURTWÄNGLER.
Here's him doing the thing:

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Erik

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How to pronounce the word "schedule" so that the NSA won't get you...

"SCHEDULE"
 
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