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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! ๐Ÿ˜€ share your thoughts with the world…..

    #76612

    lexxrobotech
    Moderator

    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
    Member

    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> ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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… ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    #76614

    Anonymous

    Thanks for the flamenco metal heads up! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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
    Member

    thanks, saddy- have bookmark pandora! ๐Ÿ™‚
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    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

    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 [url]http://www.hayseed-dixie.com/[/url]. 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

    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
    Member

    Hayseed Dixie are playing at a local biker’s pub in september….unfortunately it’s sold out… ๐Ÿ™
    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 ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ). 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    #76650

    aquabloodstone
    Moderator

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    [quote]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 [/quote]

    #76653

    [quote=”MetalliKat”]those nice people at dell [/quote]

    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. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ Hope this helps. Good Luck.

    #76654

    MetalliKat
    Member

    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…. ๐Ÿ™ 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.

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

    #76666

    Cesare
    Member

    Yat-Kha.
    Still too busy listening to this fabulous band to move on to new discoveries. ๐Ÿ™‚
    [url]http://www.yat-kha.com/[/url]

    #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

    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… [url=http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=41199826]myspace CLICK[/url] And much better yet, here at Progarchives with reviews [url=http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=118]CLICK[/url]

    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 [i]Omphalos[/i] [url=http://www.kotebel.com/omphalos.htm]quick link[/url] 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 ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    “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
    [u]Interstate 5[/u]
    Won’t someone try
    Open up your eyes
    You must be blind
    If you can’t see
    [i]The gaping hole
    Called reality[/i]
    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 ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #76844

    lexxrobotech
    Moderator

    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 ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

    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
    Moderator

    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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