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  • #40913
    MetalliKat
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    …so you’ve been flicking through the music channels on cable or satellite, to hear a song that’s made you not want to change channel. you’ve been listening to the radio, and you’ve heard something that’s vastly superior to the tat that’s in the charts. or you’ve been dragged off to some musical event by your friends, to discover a band that’s made you want to sing along, dace, rush out and buy their cd’s (or whatever). if you’ve heard a great band recently, why not tell us all about them? who they are, what sort of music they play, or any other facts and figures about them that you think people will be interested in. tell fans of the same sort of music about the great bands that they may just be missing out on! 😀 share your thoughts with the world…..

    #76612
    lexxrobotech
    Participant

    Well, not really new, but I still can’t seem to take my “Killers” cd out of my car.

    I think Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’ and Keanes ‘Is it any wonder’ are still my two songs of the moment though.

    Best CD of the moment is Angels and Airwaves. Their song ‘the machine’ is probably one of the best songs I’ve ever heard.

    #76613
    MetalliKat
    Participant

    i’m currently more or less obsessed with a band called Breed 77- they’re a spanish-gibraltan band based in london (i think!). overall, they describe their sound as ‘flamenco metal’, which isn’t quite as wierd a concept as it might sound. i think they’re planning on spreading their wings a bit, and going after the american an australian markets in a big way in the next few months. they’re not such a well known band at the minute, though i think they deserve to be. i’d be interested to hear if anyone here knows about them? off the top of my head, if anyone were to ask me to recommend a couple of their tracks, i’d say ‘La Ultima Hora’ (off their ‘Cultura’ album) and ‘Breaking the silence’, ‘karma’ and ‘Floods’ off their first album. there’s probably a couple of tracks <cough> that i could recommend off their new album <cough> which is out in september <cough>….but i don’t have a copy of it <cough> 🙄 😉 i first heard the band after flicking through the music channels on the cable package that i have- ‘La Ultima Hora’ had just been released. it made me stop and listen…which is why i was asking if anyone else had discovered a band that they enjoy listening to in a similar way? it needn’t be someone that no-one’s ever heard of…perhaps you’ve finally got onto the foo fighters bandwagon, for example…? (i was speaking to someone the other day, younger than i am, who says she’s never heard any of their stuff-and they seem to dominate the scene at the minute!! so anything’s possible… 🙂 )

    #76614
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Thanks for the flamenco metal heads up! 🙂 Always lookung for new music to try.

    Currently into System of a Down (Mezmerise).

    I think if you want to find new music that sounds similar to something (Song or band) you should check out Pandora.com. It’s great!

    #76616
    MetalliKat
    Participant

    thanks, saddy- have bookmark pandora! 🙂
    if you’re interested, you might like to check out this section of breed’s website-
    http://www.breed77.net/jan_06/band.htm
    there’s a little thing at the top of the screen called ‘breed radio’ (it’s fairly simple to work out how to use!) that plays snippets of several of their tracks 🙂
    i tend to struggle at the minute when it comes to finding out about new bands. the bf has taken over the tv, so i don’t get to flick through the music channels so much, i work mainly out of an office now (so i don’t get to listen to the radio), and IT at work won’t let us stream or download anything…miserable sods and their precious bandwidth….. i’m relying on oher people to tell me how great new bands are now!!!

    #76644
    7th_Dizbuster
    Participant

    Currently touring the UK are Hayseed Dixie (get the wordplay?). If you get a chance, check them out, especially if you enjoy your favorite rock anthems rearranged in the bluegrass style. There is a video of their rendition of Ace of Spades on the website http://www.hayseed-dixie.com/. Their album “Let
    There Be Rockgrass” is a revelation.

    If you like your rock off the wall then seek out The Sawdoctors, an Irish band with a very cutting sense of humour. Oh dear, how many puns can one fit into one sentence? I need to lie down again.

    #76648
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Sam (SadCAST) just introduced me to Society 1 – EEEWWWW!!!

    How can anyone sing (melodically) with 6 meathooks in their back! (video on Youtube!)

    #76649
    MetalliKat
    Participant

    Hayseed Dixie are playing at a local biker’s pub in september….unfortunately it’s sold out… 🙁
    another annoyance at the minute is the fact that at the minute, i can’t download or stream anything that has anything to do with quicktime (including SadCasts 😥 ). those nice people at dell saw fit to configure my computer in such a way that when i removed the mcafee security suite (that was free for 3 months) when the trial period expired, it took out part of quicktime with it- stopping it working. i can’t uninstall it and do a fresh install because it’s taken out part of quicktime’s uninstall program, and if i do a system restore to a point before i uninstalled mcafee (at which time quicktime starts working again) and am then able to get quicktime off my computer, i can’t then get rid of mcafee…grrrrr 👿

    #76650
    aquabloodstone
    Participant

    Musical discovery or not, after seeing the LG chocolate commercial and the promos for Nip/Tuck, I too have fallen in love with a Strict Maching and Goldfrapp.

    Off the musical subject, but I can commiserate with the Dell/McAfee situtation. They have a way of taking the “convenient” personal home computer and twisting into a nightmarish configuation of wires and faulty programming that force you to commit horrific crimes against humanity in frustration. But I’m not bitter or anything 😉

    Hayseed Dixie are playing at a local biker’s pub in september….unfortunately it’s sold out…
    another annoyance at the minute is the fact that at the minute, i can’t download or stream anything that has anything to do with quicktime (including SadCasts ). those nice people at dell saw fit to configure my computer in such a way that when i removed the mcafee security suite (that was free for 3 months) when the trial period expired, it took out part of quicktime with it- stopping it working. i can’t uninstall it and do a fresh install because it’s taken out part of quicktime’s uninstall program, and if i do a system restore to a point before i uninstalled mcafee (at which time quicktime starts working again) and am then able to get quicktime off my computer, i can’t then get rid of mcafee…grrrrr

    #76653
    7th_Dizbuster
    Participant

    those nice people at dell

    Going off topic a bit but I hate to see large corporations forcing their choice of products on the buyer. I have been buying Dells since 1998. They have changed a bit since then going the way of Sony and other mass market suppliers by chanelling you down the ‘one click installation route (remember Packard Bell? I still have nightmares). My current Inspiron arrived with such an installation but I use Sofos and dislike McAfee with a passion. I ended up extracting the operating system from the backup partition doing a reinstallation of only what I wanted.

    As a suggestion, if you uninstall McAfee, delete any folders left over for McAfee and Quicktime, then use a registry cleaner to remove any references to McAfee and Quicktime from the registry. The reinstallation of Quicktime should then work. You can do this by hand but if you are not 100% confident, get some help, just not from PC World but that’s another story. 👿 Hope this helps. Good Luck.

    #76654
    MetalliKat
    Participant

    thanks for the suggestions on how to deal with my dell/mcafee situation….not really confident enough to deal with it myself, so i’ve asked IT at work if they can have a look at it for me. trouble is, the company’s setting up a new computerised business management/database system, which went live today. IT did say they’ll look at my computer next week, but i’m not holding my breath…. 🙁 so if anyone in the meantime suggests i check out a certain video by a certain band, if it plays only through quicktime, i’m stuffed…..

    #76659
    mandara k
    Participant

    The Battle of Evermore by either Led Zepplin or Heart does a decent rendition.

    It’s lines like “The sky is filled of good and bad, mortals never know.”

    Or, “The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath.”

    Oh heck here’s a nice link.

    For you LOTR fans it’s for that, but well its nice.

    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2406/battle.html?20063

    #76666
    Cesare
    Participant

    Yat-Kha.
    Still too busy listening to this fabulous band to move on to new discoveries. 🙂
    http://www.yat-kha.com/

    #76668
    mandara k
    Participant

    I make old songs new to me again, “Baba O’Reilly”by The Who is one.

    I find it hard to listen to some newer hardcore stuff, it’s kinda whiny if not downright depressing, i need upbeat stuff especially since I feel downhearted about what is coming to be. I mean the writers and producers spouses now take over fan BB’s (like theone i got thrown off of) that’s not right. it becomes a stage for all the things I abhor. This is not a voice for all then, those that wish to speak their minds are silenced or pushed into going along with the crowd to fit in. Just because Mrs. Mucky-muck says so?

    Not hardly. I think she should concentrate on her fertility shots and leave fans alone and that goes for all her ilk. The boards are for fans not people with vested intersts in outcomes. If it remains that become a tool, a marketing tool. Information may be but conduct your little favorite fan club off public BB’s!

    There is no last free vestige away from these people. No place to just say yes good, this is a good part, no this is not without some writers wife breathing down one’s neck with a new login name.

    It’s just not right. You’ll never get numbers like that, even if you could get mainstream attention you’ll never keep them. It’s just wrong, it just feels so tainted, i want to take a shower now immediately after i go to sci-fi for info, I shudder and feel unclean.

    Sorry rant city.

    Back to topic, besides “Baba O’Reilly” FBS’s “Star 69” It repeats

    “They know what is what but they don’t know what is what, WTF?”

    which sums up what i feel this does to a fanbase. Regular people look to these idols they make for themselves thinking they are cool but these self-proclaimed paragons that are raised higher then us don’t know true suffering so how can they relate?

    #76698
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Nice topic. Well, the last year has been a real voyage of musical discovery for me.

    It started with wanting to re-explore the so-called Prog world. So I rediscovered 70’s Progressive Rock (an often problematic label incidentally) that I hadn;t listened to in many years like certain Yes releases, Gryphon, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, King Crimson, Camel (The Snow Goose)and Focus (Hamburger Concerto being one of my favourite albums of all). That brought me into discovering other English 70’s bands like Gentle Giant, which was a real revelation as I hadn’t known them before… 72’s Acquiring the Taste (and their subsequent six albums), for instance, is such an unusual album. It blends mediaeval troubadour styles with jazz and rock. They have some amazing (at least for rock) vocal harmonies.

    Gentle Giant was a huge discovery for me — lousy name though. It’s a band that Prog fans are divided on — some love them, and some hate them.

    Here you can stream some of their songs… myspace CLICK And much better yet, here at Progarchives with reviews CLICK

    A lot of the music I listened to I discovered through progarchives. Then I got into 70’s Italian bands like Premiata Forneria Marconi, Le orme, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, and Museo Rosenbach (Zarathustra’s a great rockin’ album). Then into French 70’s bands like Carpe Diem, various Spanish ones, and various Quebecois ones (mostly jazz-fusion from Quebec). So much music that I won’t bother to pick and choose.

    I always had an eye on making my tastes more contemporary since for too long I focussed on classic rock. I discovered a great 1983 album by a Brazilian band — Bacamarte’s Depois do Fim (sadly out of print).

    From the 90’s, Anglagard’s Hybris was an eye-opener. Lots of great music from Sweden. Can download Jordrok at their official site (very good, I thought). http://www.anglagard.net/sounds.htm
    For a somewhat similar band with a harder edge I think, I suggest Anekdoten: http://www.myspace.com/anekdoten I’m not a fan of Anekdoten to tell the truth, at all. Oh gloom… Bah! Got way too much emoting for my tastes (oh I don’t like Emo — embarrassing).

    Lots of great music from this decade. My most recent find is Kotebel’s 2006 release, Omphalos. I really like it, but it certainly won’t appeal to most people. It’s part rock, part opera, part Braoque, part this and that. I like music that fuses genres to create something new (which is why I tend to like much so-called Prog, though I don’t like all of the Prog subgenres. Neo-prog (as often classified) is yucky, and I have a somewhat limited appreciation for Progressive Metal).

    Here’s the official site — > http://www.kotebel.com/ They have mp3 samples from each album in their discography. And under Omphalos quick link you can download one full mp3 — Mercury Pentacle.

    It’s hardly a perfect album for me though, as I find it suffers from too much repetition. Some will find it pretentious. KArda Estra is another one that I like (kind of Western Art Music meets Jazz Rock and Gothic) — and no, I’m hardly Goth.

    My musical tastes and repertoire have expanded greatly over the last 12 months or so. I am listening to a lot of fusion and avant garde music these days. Much is hard to find simply because I do tend to avoid the really commercial stuff — the music I listen to has, on the whole, limited popular appeal even though it ranges from hard rock to classical to jazz to folk inspired (sometimes a combination of all of the above).

    I just got so sick of listening to the same old stuff on the radio (like the classic rock station that has been playing the same setlist for donkey’s years). Sure it’s classic rock, but there’s so much to choose from, but it’s the same old blues based repertoire (blues pentatonic scale) again and again with the same old time signatures. It’s very bring for me when they’re sticking to 4/4 (or 3/4) time. I want variations in rythym. That’s one of the big problems for me with much music — steady beats and boring drumming, and music that plays by the rules of the genre (is overly commercial and radio-friendly).

    Just like good sci-fi shows/ movies, I want to see bands that are experimental, and aren’t afraid to push the boundaries, innovate, and boldly go in their own musical direction rthaer than where the industry wnats them to go. On reason why i think it’s such a great time for music is because many musicians aren’t forced to suck the industry’s teat anymore. They have their own labels and can do their own thing. They may not become rich and famous off it, but thanks to technological developments, they can at least find an audience for their music (na dit’s become easier to produce your own). Of course it’s nice if they can make enough money off their art to quit their day jobs and conentrate on making music.

    #76702
    mandara k
    Participant

    yeah, well I’m an old sadgeezer so my tastes are…old 😳

    “Burning Down the House” the Talking Heads

    “Beast of Burden” Rolling Stones

    “Time Is on My Side” ditto

    #76710
    mandara k
    Participant

    Connected from Stereo MC’s from “Hackers”

    Lyrics Ah ah
    Something ain’t right
    I’m gonna get myself
    I’m gonna get myself
    I’m gonna get myself connected
    I ain’t gonna go blind
    For the light which is reflected
    I see thru you
    I see thru you
    I see thru you
    I see thru you
    Ya dirty tricks
    Ya make me sick
    I see thru you
    I see thru you
    I’m gonna do it again
    I’m gonna do it again
    Ah ah
    I’m gonna do it again
    Gotta do right
    ‘Cause something ain’t right
    Gotta do right
    Come on
    If you make sure you’re connected
    The writing’s on the wall
    But if your mind’s neglected
    Stumble you might fall
    Stumble you might fall
    Stumble you might fall
    Ah ah
    Ain’t gonna go blind
    I see thru you
    I see thru you
    I’m gonna get myself
    I’m gonna get myself
    I’m gonna get myself connected
    I ain’t gonna go blind
    For the light that is reflected
    Hear me out
    Can ya hear me out
    Can ya hear me out
    Do it again
    Do it again
    Do it again
    Do it again
    I wanna do it again
    I wanna do it again
    I wanna do it again
    Ya terrified
    Ain’t gonna go blind
    Ain’t gonna go blind
    Here we go
    If you make sure you’re connected
    The writing’s on the wall
    But if your mind’s neglected
    Stumble you might fall
    Stumble you might fall
    Hear me out
    Stumble you might fall
    Stayin’ alive
    Interstate 5
    Won’t someone try
    Open up your eyes
    You must be blind
    If you can’t see
    The gaping hole
    Called reality

    Wanna do it again
    I gonna gonna do it again
    I wanna do it again
    Come on
    I’m gonna do it again
    Hear me out
    Terrified
    Something ain’t right
    Here we go
    If you make sure you’re connected
    The writing’s on the wall
    But if your mind’s neglected
    Stumble you might fall
    Stumble you might fall
    Stumble you might fall
    [/url]

    #76829
    mandara k
    Participant

    Okay, oldies agaain…you young whippersnappers/Sadgeezers

    Van Halen

    One with DLR “Hot fior Teacher”

    the other with Sammy “Finish What You Started”

    The exerpt that I love from the latter…. I’ve been humming this song for 2 months, ready for something else

    ” like to take each step, one by one
    Right on time, you will arrive
    By keepin the dream alive
    Its alive and its kicking
    Inside of me
    So come on baby, please”

    Politeness is crucial even when asking for dipping the wick 😯 😉

    #76844
    lexxrobotech
    Participant

    I’ve been blown away by the Killers latest song ‘when we were young’ and My Chemical Romances ‘welcome to the black parade’.

    Awesome tunes!

    #76863
    mandara k
    Participant

    I ordered The Black-Eyed Peas ’cause my sister loves them so I’ll try them out.

    Oldie”’ The Way it Is” Bruce Hornsby of course.

    #76875
    mandara k
    Participant

    I’m grooving to the Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business.

    I actually dug up an old song to review my path of life and my spiritual journey.

    The song Fascinated by Company B.

    Very clubby song and surely dates me, but it’s special to me because it recalls the first of many people to help me.

    I used to club heavily and I met this DJ who used to have this uncanny ability to pull songs out of my head and play them.

    This was one he pulled out the first time.

    Now he did not give me the physical loving,; he gave me something better and something deeper.

    He taught me to chant the same phrase i do today, and actually set in motion the events of my life.

    He did out of compassion and a higher love for me as a person.

    So, to you my friend,Michael Miller, wherever you are in the fecked up world, you are my hero.

    #76947
    mandara k
    Participant

    I.m an ’80’s girl, why lie about it?

    INXS “New Sensation” and “Suicide Blonde”; “Orange Crush” REM, Under the Milky Way Tonight. by Church

    lyrics to the last:

    “Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty,
    Sound of their breath fades with the light.
    I think about the loveless fascination,
    Under the milky way tonight.

    Lower the curtain down in memphis,
    Lower the curtain down all right.
    I got no time for private consultation,
    Under the milky way tonight.

    Wish I knew what you were looking for.
    Might have known what you would find.
    Wish I knew what you were looking for.
    Might have known what you would find.

    And its something quite peculiar,
    Something thats shimmering and white.
    Leads you here despite your destination,
    Under the milky way tonight
    (chorus)
    Under the milky way tonight.”

    and to “Orange Crush”

    Rem – Orange Crush Lyrics
    Follow me, don’t follow me
    I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush
    Collar me, don’t collar me
    I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush
    We are agents of the free
    I’ve had my fun and now its time to
    Serve your conscience overseas (over me, not over me)
    Coming in fast, over me

    [repeat verse]

    High on the roof,
    Thin the blood,
    Another one on the waves tonight,
    Comin’ in, you’re home

    We’d circle and we’d circle and we’d circle to stop and consider
    and
    Centered on the pavement stacked up all the trucks jacked up
    and
    Our wheels in slush and orange crush in pocket and all this here
    county
    Hell any county it’s just like heaven here and I was remembering
    and I
    Was just in a different county and all then this whirlybird that
    I
    Headed for I had my goggles pulled off I knew it all I knew
    every back
    Road and every truck stop

    [repeat verse and chorus]

    #77061
    mandara k
    Participant

    After a quiet reflective time; Basia’s Cruisin for a Bruisin’

    oh well I do try to be tolerant of idios of men but well….

    to him…..

    Cry
    Come to me and cry
    I know, I know, I know it’s not easy
    Your heart is aching
    But so is mine,
    How can I tell you
    Why
    For so long, so long, so long,
    I’ve been thinking
    Now I know
    I can’t live a lie

    They say true love lasts forever
    If we want it
    There will be waiting

    A second chance
    Baby but now we need time
    Time to learn
    Time to understand
    Where we went wrong
    ‘Cause I feel so strong
    We are cruising for bruising
    My Baby

    Go
    I must let you go
    Don’t stop, don’t stop
    ’cause it’s better now
    When I still love you
    Don’t say goodbye

    So bye for now, don’t let it die
    ’cause we can try some other time

    #77068
    mandara k
    Participant

    Mellencamp’s The Authority Song… just because I’m tired of this worl’ds ass-kissing authority figures… yeah read the BSG skiffy board to find out why…. even those that say they are for the fans try to push their weight around!

    To that i say 😛 😛 😛 😛

    Okay, I cannot play nice with others ’cause the others are egomaniac blowhards Dowl ya got that?

    They like to get you in a compromising position They like
    to get you there and smile in your face They think
    they’re so cute when they got you in that condition Well I think it’s a total disgrace CHORUS:
    I fight authority, Authority always wins I fight
    authority, Authority always wins I been doing it since I
    was a young kid I come out grinnin’ I fight
    authority, Authority always wins So I call up my
    preacher I say, “Give me strength for Round 5.” He
    said , “You don’t need no strength, you need to grow up
    son.”I said, “Growing up leads to growing old and then to
    dying “And dying to me don’t sound like all that much
    fun.” [CHORUS] Oh no oh no I fight
    authority Authority always wins [CHORUS]

    #77070
    theFrey
    Participant

    Songs that match their seasons. Am I the only one who likes to have seasonal mood songs?

    I guess I am not much of a spring person, since this is the one season I don’t automatically think of any certain song when I think about that season. But… if I do think about it a minute, I guess I would have to go with the Eurythmics and their song, Here Comes The Rain Again.

    Summer – Luke Skywalker And Indiana Jones – Phil Pritchett. This one reminds me of being tossed out of the house in the summer time and thinking up the weirdest things to entertain our selves.

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    Fall – Forever Autumn – Jeff Wayne

    This is a perfect fall song. All of the visuals totally compliment the music and make me feel like it is a cool fall day with a hint on rain forecast for the evening.

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    Winter – Hazy Shade Of Winter – The Bangles. You can’t really tell it from the sample here, but the lead in to the song, is so totally after Thanksgiving with snippletts of the salvation army kettle bells. The way they use to be, when real bell ringers did them, not as they are now with part time temps. ( I liked this song when Simon and garfunkle did it, but now… I can’t even listen to their version.)

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    #77072
    mandara k
    Participant

    ZZ Top ( as stated before) and the bad part of my psyche likes parts of this song 😛 “Got me Under Pressure”

    Not all of it me…. the whips and chains don’t do it fer me or the ditch part brings bad memories but I still like it….

    She likes wearin’ lipstick, she likes French cuisine
    but she won’t let me use my passion unless it’s in a limousine.

    She got me under pressure,
    she got me under pressure.

    She likes the art museum, she don’t like Pavlov’s dog.
    She fun at the mind museum, she likes it in a London fog.
    She don’t like other women, she likes whips and chains.
    She likes cocaine and filppin’ out with great Danes.
    She’s about all I can handle, it’s too much for my brain.

    It’s got me under pressure,
    It’s got me under pressure.

    I’m gonna give her a message,
    here’s what I’m gonna say:
    “It’s all over.”
    She might get out a nightstick
    and hurt me real real bad
    by the roadside in a ditch.

    It’s got me under pressure,
    it’s got me under pressure.

    It’s got me under pressure,
    it’s got me under pressure.

    – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard

    #77110
    alnexi
    Participant

    I finally got to watch the DVD I’ve had for some time – The Best of Bowie. It’s awesome! What a history lesson – and a trip down to memory lane.

    #77111
    mandara k
    Participant

    I like Bowie too…. some….

    but thank goodness you are here; I got tired of my own blither blather….

    music for me is poetry in notes; love the notes, love poetry; love music….. it’s akin for me in wearing the metal cone from like that movie “signs” with Gibson; it blocks out unmanted blither blathering of others

    My “80’s relook continues with Roxette’s “It Must Have Love” and well ABBA” Waterloo”… I know lamo, ABBA and all that…. but I like them sometimes… you know Fernando and etc…

    I had a weekend of sea-connected movies. I watched Poseidon; don’t bother… Annapolis…. something about sailor whites man that can make a girl’s heart beat a little faster…. 😉 I like the fact that sailors are gone for a long period of time…..’cause to have them underfoot would get on my nerves; men should just put into port about once or twice a month and then ship off. 😈 And be with other guys; sure write all the letters ya want but leaves of twice a month on non-PMS times are all my stamina can allow.

    And the last was kind of sea related but earth related;The Inconvenient Truth….. that was the eye-opener for me.

    We’re going to hell in a handbasket, yessiree bob.

    My playlist includes a new age piece of that floaty music

    entitled “I Am The Sea” which include ocean sounds and gulls screeching.

    Gotta go….. and thanks for popping in alnexi

    #77116
    alnexi
    Participant

    We all love your ramblings Mandara 😀 ! Fernando… Oh, boy! As you know we didn’t have drive-ins where I come from but we had the obnoxious teenage mating rituals called discotheques. I didn’t go too often because trying to unglue somebody’s sweaty hands from my various body parts, in the dark and with the endless repetitions of Fernando, I will survive and, grrrrrrrrr, Sunny, wasn’t my idea of fun. Now of course it seems almost like an idyllic memory …
    And speaking of gorgeous sailors, I just watched Pirates of the Caribbean II. Twice. No, I am lying. Twice and a half. Thanks for a head-on on Al Gore’s film, it’s been on my list for some time. I’m definitely going to see it. After the last years’ hurricanes, I’ll never look at natural disasters the same way.

    #77228
    mandara k
    Participant

    😆 “Those were the days my friend; we’d thought they’d never end… we sing and dance forever and a day… we live the life we chose, we’d fight and never lose… for we were young and so we we had our way(?)

    I cleared my mp3 and put all new tracks in as I do in a new year or a new change… lots of electronica. There a song I use to help me write one story… interesting anyway….. it’s something most do not listen to.

    My youngest bro got me into Massive Attack; gave me three or four dics from them for X-mas. I love my bro!

    I’m writing slow but sure and nothing is ready to be seen yet; if ever…. but it’s entertaining to me.

    And I watched World Trade Center 😥 😥 😥 and have “Snakes on A Plane and a couple of others.

    I had to really see if this triangle movie is good enough for a series or lamo. I’ll let you know. 😉

    Oh and Coldplay’s Parachutes…. so i stick with what i like….. We Never Change is my fave right now…. that will change i’m sure.

    #77376
    mandara k
    Participant

    I feel so homesick for Boston since I watched The Departed; so my music keeps going back to Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones; I used to crank that sucker when I lived in a suburb of Boston oh say 7-8 yrs ago; when I was married too. let’s you know how that marriage worked out for me 😯 Nope MK is her own shelter; no one will look at for me better than me.

    Lyrics….http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rolling+stones/gimme+shelter_20117862.html

    And the song Revolution keeps running through my head you the Beatles.

    #77379
    alnexi
    Participant

    As much as I disliked the Departed, it almost mad me cry to see a bit of Boston again. I moved to the sunny south seven years ago and still miss it too! Anyway, happy St. Patrick’s Day to you MK, and may your Irish heart never grow old or cold!

    #77381
    hishadow
    Participant

    Just purchased my first MP3 album tonight on Boomkat (5£ – 320kbps and no DRM). My type of music never seems to reach the public, except on some obscure radio programmings. Then again, I’m talking about electronic ambient music. It’s mostly solitude music that can be be pretty awkward listening to with friends, unlike much of the other music refered to in this thread. My preference for this music may also be related to the fact that I always get a high score for introvert on personality tests. 🙂

    Anyway, the music I bought was Svarte Greiner’s album Knive, composed by a fellow norwegian (we’re a tiny country). It got a dark but relaxing soundscape. If anyone here happend to like ambient, I recommend checking it out, and also those of you not familiar with ambient music. Some soundbites from the album: Final Sleep, The boat was my friend, Easy on the bones

    #77397
    mandara k
    Participant

    Well, I’ve got to go with that hooky song and its GAH! country ’cause i have true dilemna on my hands to start a short and i mean short affair or stick to my guns about my promise of no casual well um recreation…..

    It was a chart topper back in the day……

    The Kendalls “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away”

    I dunno……

    The perfect man would be in the perfect world for me would be the one who could karoake this with me; you you’d have to have a decent voice and play harmonizing, no lead vocals. 😛

    and Bill Munroe’s Cotton Eyed Joe if you’re a true Irish heart like me you’ll see the connection between fiddlin’ country and Irish folk music…. but then some Irish sons get uppity and forget their roots!

    And These Boots are made for Walking… Nancy Sinatra of course. 😉

    #77421
    mandara k
    Participant

    If you don’t mind I’m going to have a Peggy Lee moment….

    “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?”

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B00000DCI5001011/ref=mu_sam_wma_001_011/103-2363473-3011017

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B00000DCI5001016/ref=mu_sam_wma_001_016/103-2363473-3011017

    who knows if links work?

    Go find them if the interest you…

    or NOT!

    #77466
    mandara k
    Participant

    I’ve had supreme longing for the Supremes oe better Diana Ross and the Supremes;

    such as Where Did Our Love Go and Someday We’ll Be Together.

    Love ’em, hatin’ ’em, don’t really care 😛

    http://us.puretracks.com/mediaplayer/trackpreview.aspx?pid=umg_00602498610022&tid=umg_00602498610022_1_1

    http://us.puretracks.com/mediaplayer/trackpreview.aspx?pid=umg_00602498610022&tid=umg_00602498610022_1_14

    Some people think when i do mushy songs I point them at a person.

    I don’t. I just like them. it means nada to me; I gave into romance as young, gave up when i got older, no biggie.

    #77468
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Apparently the big album to buy in the next week is the Nine Inch Nails album “Year Zero”

    It’s a concept album set in the future and marketed by a media company who have set up a whole world of interesting challenges / quests concerned with the end of the world (2027 (give or take a year)). It’s all about a new world order and is facinating.

    Checkout http://www.ninwiki.com for information starting from the beginning.

    Or for hardcore fans checkout: http://www.echoingthesound.org

    #77516
    MetalliKat
    Participant

    well, i finally searched out ‘when people become numbers’ on myspace a couple of days ago, sat there having a listen, when my partner comes in and says “what’s that bloody racket???”. showing his age, methinks….
    hello again everyone, btw 😉
    am going to the download festival at donington again in about a month’s time. apart from the big bands that will be there, i’m looking forward to discovering some of the smaller bands that will be playing. if i can afford it, i’ll be looking at doing either the bulldog bash or the bloodstock festival-which will give me an opportunity to listen to bands that don’t make it to donington. i often find that a real measure of how good a band actually is, is how they perform live without all the electronic trickery of a studio. i have been put off by bands in the past when they’ve put in a less than enthusiastic performance on stage, and have got deeper into others on the strength of their live performance. i don’t know if others here feel the same. there are people out there who claim to be music fans, but aren’t interested in the live experience. personally, i think they’re missing out on what it’s all about…

    #77517
    aquabloodstone
    Participant

    The only place I get any new, or old for that matter, music is commercials. Woman by Wolfmother is my current favorite commercial song, featured in the Guitar Hero II ads. It’s very Led Zeppelin reminiscent, which in this instance makes me happy.

    I still love Kodo(Inside the Sun Remix) by Yoshida Brothers that I believe I mentioned in an earlier post. Nintendo Wii to thank for that one.

    Sad, sad, sad.

    #77548
    mandara k
    Participant

    I agree; even though I hate those suckas, commercials are the best way to pick up songs as well as movies I think.

    In the earlier gen MTV was the place where at one time “video did “truly” kill the radio star” * gulp* my musical roots are showing* 😛

    I don’t have time to listen to the radio anymore and the jocks around here’ well they are all personalities….

    And yeah, why spend a huge cover or huge prices to see live when they could be crap live performers or some nitwit blocks the view of your $75 seat or spills beer all over you….

    Life is too short for that racket; when a CD costs what under $20?

    BTW I want the Saddy report song too! I’m going searching for it…

    Thanks for the topic BTW!

    #77561
    mandara k
    Participant

    Stevie Ray Vaughn’s ” Mary Had A Little Lamb”, “If The House is Rockin” and if course “Pride and Joy” the latter is for RDM to lift his wife’s spirits.

    We all need to hear that once in a while.

    #77577
    mandara k
    Participant

    Because of the nature of my life right now, I’m just revisting favorites right now especially music…

    A Flock of Seagulls I Ran one of my faves for the era;
    and loved their hair.

    David Bowe’s Let’s Dance

    and

    “Let “em In” by Wings.

    Music and reading are balms for all ills, 😀

    #77604
    mandara k
    Participant

    Just re-finding Dirty Vegas’ Days Go By and Strat Cat Strut by the Stray Cats.

    #77608
    mandara k
    Participant

    OoKay, all of you it’s time for a singalong…..
    so right in front of the screen sing as loud as you can!

    Parrotheads… don the headgear…. 😉

    Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville Lyrics

    Nibblin’ on sponge cake,
    watchin’ the sun bake;
    All of those tourists covered with oil.
    Strummin’ my six string on my front porch swing.
    Smell those shrimp
    They’re beginnin’ to boil.

    Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
    Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
    But I know it’s nobody’s fault.

    Don’t know the reason,
    Stayed here all season
    With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo.
    But it’s a real beauty,
    A Mexican cutie, how it got here
    I haven’t a clue.

    Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
    Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, (we get blamed for all men’s problems 🙄 )
    Now I think, – hell it could be my fault. (You got THAT right)

    I blew out my flip flop,
    Stepped on a pop top,
    Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.
    But there’s booze in the blender,
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.

    Wasted away again in Margaritaville
    Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
    But I know, it’s my own damn fault.
    Yes, and some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
    And I know it’s my own damn fault.

    #77651
    mandara k
    Participant

    It’s a discovery re-discovery of song lyrics which are truly poetry with melody.

    I like poetry, and dark chocolate, and nature landscapes, real and created.

    SO my contribution:

    (love)love is a verb
    Love is a doing word
    Feathers on my breath
    Gentle impulsion
    Shakes me makes me lighter
    Feathers on my breath

    Teardrop on the fire
    Feathers on my breath

    In the night of matter
    Black flowers blossom
    Feathers on my breath
    Black flowers blossom
    Feathers on my breath

    Teardrop on the fire
    Feathers on my breath

    Water is my eye
    Most faithful my love
    Feathers on my breath
    Teardrop on the fire of a confession
    Feathers on my breath
    Most faithful my love
    Feathers on my breath

    Teardrop on the fire
    Feathers on my breath

    Stumbling a little (x2

    Massive Attack’s Teardrop

    here’s someone else’s interpretation of lyrics

    Love, love is a verb
    Love is a doing word
    Fearless on my breath
    Gentle impulsion
    Shakes me, makes me lighter
    Fearless on my breath

    Teardrop on the fire
    Fearless on my breath

    Nine, night after day
    Black flowers blossom
    Fearless on my breath
    Black flowers blossom
    Fearless on my breath

    Teardrop on the fire
    Fearless on my

    Water is my eye
    Most faithful mirror
    Fearless on my breath
    Teardrop on the fire of a confession
    Fearless on my breath
    Most faithful mirror
    Fearless on my breath

    Teardrop on the fire
    Fearless on my breath

    You’re stumbling in the dark
    You’re stumbling in the dark…

    and well i’m off to pet sit and to watch Perfume (a movie and finish off the Carnivale series.

    Love your life!

    And I don’t know I feel some miners will be returning to us and the hope and the wonder of the reslilency of human spirit will happen soon, may be this weekend.

    #77652
    mandara k
    Participant

    Too much hope, not enough reality for the utah mine thoughts.

    Time to put two feet back in reality worlds. 😥

    #77658
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Not a very recent musical discovery (just felt like I wanted to post something at this site after a long time gone) but I find myself listening to a band from Japan called KoenjiHyakkei a lot.

    Angherr Shisspa is a great album of theirs from 2005. It’s not going to appeal to most people, though. I discovered that band after getting into the whole Zeuhl scene that spans many decades and bands (lots of bands I love from this ‘genre’). It started in France, but there are quite a few good (good being subjective of course) modern bands from Japan that are given that label.

    Zeuhl is a kind of music originating with the French band Magma that is a sort of jazzy “avant rock” that features throbbing bass and good drumming, often chanting and operatic vocals. Like with Magma, Koenjihaykkei invented a language to go along with the music. Anyway, Koenjihyakkei would grate on most ears (harder on the ears and much noisier than most Zeuhlish stuff), I would think — frenetic stuff — but for what it’s worth, here’s the band’s site: http://www.skingraftrecords.com/bandhtmlpages/koenjipg.html

    A mysite page only featuring two songs: CLICK[/URL]

    And, concerts of theirs on youtube.com: CLICK[/URL]

    And since I mentioned Magma (Eskaton, Zao, Vortex, Kultivator, Paga etc. are all good too), here’s Magma’s site: http://www.seventhrecords.com/

    Really wanted to see them in concert last year at a RIO (Rock in Opposition) festival last year, but couldn’t go.

    Anyway, this lame post is really just being used an excuse to drop in again at this site, so probably best ignored (haven’t watched any sci-fi in ages, so… “The Riches” was a good show though, but not SF.)

    Oh, I haven’t heard that many albums from 2007, but so far my fave is Alamaailman Vasarat’s Mahaan – http://www.vasarat.com/ It has been described as acoustic death metal, which doesn’t really give the picture. It’s weird, one might say.

    Erm, yeah.

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    #77660
    mandara k
    Participant

    hey, Logan! How are you?

    I’ve been given some Buckethead from my bro and well my sis and he are into Guitar Hero so the music is what they like.

    Saw Sweetland (an okay mushy flick and 300 and The Painted Veil)

    Have less than no interest in BSG and the only sci-fi i want to deal with is reading some.

    And back to watching PBS and History channel programming.

    I’m watching The de Medici’s on Netflix now.

    *Rasberries* all the egotisitcal BULLSH G….

    I dislike attitude, and braggarts…. and the fans that line up to kiss “FAMOUS” rears.

    I admire those that work and just keep working; those that pause rarely to see how they are in the public eye and refuse to take their bows too early or constantly. Who listen but do not sway or fall.

    They make their own way AFTER consideration of what the people want.

    Oh sorry, gotta go and sorry about ranting but i don’t much care anymore about scifi because i feel like i’ve been screwed over one to many times by arsehats in the industry

    #77661
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’m doing pretty well, thanks Mandara. My kids keep me grounded.

    Actually, I’ve been watching Doctor Who, but have found it forgettable enough to forget to mention it. Not bad, though. I did watch last season’s BSG. I stay away from, and don’t care about, the “BS” golly-gee politics so that I can just focus on the show. It could be better, but for me it’s worth watching. I really don’t care for the excessive use of flashbacks and other devices in the show, however.

    The Riches (with Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver) is definitely more my cup of tea. It’s my favourite show in quite a long time, in fact. http://fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/theriches/

    Back to music: Perhaps I shouldn’t mention this, but I got an advance release of an album that will be coming out in October, and it is great. Well, great for me, anyway. Okay, it was leaked and normally I would wait, but as I wasn’t searching it out… Robert Wyatt is one of my favourite artists – from his 1960’s Soft Machine days to Matching Mole (so-called Canterbury scene music) to his “solo” work. The album of his that really got me hooked was Rock Bottom from ’74, which is terrific and particularly poignant as he made it during a very low point of his life after falling from a window and becoming a paraplegic. I think of Rock Bottom as a real triumph.

    He’s continues to make albums that I enjoy: Shleep from 1997 and Cuckooland from 2003 are worth mentioning, but I really like his as yet unreleased (unofficially) album, Comicopera. Very good! I will definitely be buying it when it comes out, and it should have one more track I believe (and might be tweaked a bit). It’s nice and mellow, jazzy, folksy, bluesy, and pretty eclectic with an intimate sound. Definitely more toned down/ layed back than the music in my last post.

    Here’s a Robert Wyatt myspace page (with several songs) for those who are unfamiliar with his work and are interested in checking out some of his music (and videos): CLICK

    Sea Song (Wyatt – from Rock Bottom)

    “You look different every time you come
    From the foam-crested brine
    Your skin shining softly in the moonlight
    Partly fish, partly porpoise, partly baby sperm whale
    Am I yours? Are you mine to play with?
    Joking apart – when you’re drunk you’re terrific when you’re drunk
    I like you mostly late at night you’re quite alright
    But I can’t understand the different you in the morning
    When it’s time to play at being human for a while please smile!
    You’ll be different in the spring, I know
    You’re a seasonal beast like the starfish that drift in with the tide
    So until your your blood runs to meet the next full moon
    You’re madness fits in nicely with my own
    Your lunacy fits neatly with my own, my very own
    We’re not alone”

    Anyway, I’m just checking out Buckethead’s official site now. Of course I’m kind of familiar with them (as I love much experimental rock and they are sometimes labeled that), but not that familiar with the music (been ages since I last heard any Buckethead).

    #77662
    mandara k
    Participant

    I saw a snippett of “Oh Brother where out thou”

    and remember this song from the syreeneds that loved one of them into a horny toad

    “Go to sleep little baby
    (Go to sleep little baby)
    Go to sleep little baby
    (Go to sleep little baby)

    Your momma’s gone away and your daddy’s gonna stay
    Didn’t leave nobody but the baby

    Go to sleep little baby
    (Go to sleep little baby)
    Go to sleep little baby
    (Go to sleep little baby)

    Everybody’s gone in the cotton and the corn
    Didn’t leave nobody but the baby

    You’re a sweet little baby
    (You’re a sweet little baby)
    You’re a sweet little baby
    (You’re a sweet little baby)

    Honey in the rock and the sugar don’t stop
    Gonna bring a bottle to the baby

    Don’t you weep pretty baby
    (Don’t you weep pretty baby)
    Don’t you weep pretty baby
    (Don’t you weep pretty baby)

    She’s long gone with her red shoes on
    Gonna need another loving baby

    Go to sleep little baby
    (Go to sleep little baby)
    Go to sleep little baby
    (Go to sleep little baby)

    You and me and the devil makes three
    Don’t need no other lovin’ baby

    Go to sleep little baby
    (Go to sleep little baby)
    Go to sleep little baby
    (Go to sleep little baby)

    Come lay bones on the alabaster stones
    And be my everlovin’ baby

    Us three being fans, the female sci-fi fan seductive and fickle in viewing commentshow and the suits being the devil; c’mon you know they are only for profit; our baby is the show people should be the link betwen the seduction of the masses attention, affection and support.

    The sci-fi we will leave behind the vulnerable baby of producers of modern sci-fi, fledglings they are and pappy male sci-fi fan, more easily entertained by scantily-clad members of our sex and and Blowin’ stuff up and following/not following a chain of restrictive command…. like the military…you know the illusion that order can totally subdue chaos; it can markedly reduce but never oh never control it.

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