What are you listening to right now?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby bambooneedle » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:00 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:Hi bambooneedle

It's always great to know you're still around.

This is the Bruce Springsteen set I'm referring to:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Complete-19 ... B0182RI9A0


Thanks for the kind words. Looks enticing yet I'm not ready to bring on another Bruce phase until he makes an inspiring enough new record, which by the looks of things will likely never happen. I hear he will be playing The River in its entirety now on a new tour (plus some extra stuff.... whoa, bonus!! (being sarcastic)... wonder hw much he's milking his hardcore obsessive sucker fans for that? who the hell is he trying to please? I just cannot believe that he really would sincerely be excited by the prospect artistically at all.

Come on Bruce, write a proper fucking record. Write about something challenging. Question your sexuality or something.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:13 pm

This is what I miss from you!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:21 am

The Complete Them- The Legacy edition released late in 2015. Garage rock at its most elemental and archetypes for the career of the band's lead singer and for too many other bands that followed.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:12 am

I'm listening to Bruce Springsteen Live at the Agora Cleveland 9th August 1978. It's a fantastic show. The talk introducing Growing Up had me belly laughing.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:19 am

"After Bathing at Baxter's- a refreshing blast of Sixties populism with sounds and chords that have never tired after repeated playing's- one of the first records I owned as a kid.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:13 pm

A new Liverpudlian singer called Louis Berry.

Elvis - if you or your people are reading this then check him out on Spotify.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:35 am

"The Ghosts of Highway 20"- Lucinda Williams-death is becoming a cottage industry for boomers but the songs on this new record put a languid spin on its inevitability-the allure of 'being in love with half- easeful death' that is sonically enhanced by the dual channel guitar entwining of Greg Leisz and the masterful Bill Frisell. I have not heard such interplay since Allman and Clapton decades ago. A master class in musicianship is being conducted on this record.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:26 am

In honor of Mr. Isbell's latest triumph from a few nights ago, a show given earlier this year in Amsterdam, Holland. Unfortunately the sound is not synced properly to the video......

https://youtu.be/bKFj5TfYp8M
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby ice nine » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:00 pm

I just received an iTunes card so I downloaded All Things Must Pass.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:56 am

"Jimmy Smith's House Party"- in particular the cut- Charlie Parker's "Au Privave" featuring Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan and Kenny Burrell. The Hammond B3 has rarely sounded so commanding to my ears.........

https://youtu.be/ibRLr8o2Rb4
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:44 pm

Off the wall - Michael Jackson

I'm currently revisiting a whole load of older albums.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:29 am

Anthology[both discs] for Emmylou Harris and her Warner Brother/Reprise years- in particular the songs that feature her friend Rodney Crowell and the other members of the old TCB band- good times and memories in the cube today.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:38 am

Fresh in the cube today- the reunion album from Difford and Tilbrook as Squeeze from last year- "Cradle to the Grave"--first impressions eminently re-listenable. Concept record of sorts as a life span is covered- musings on aging, regrets, missed opportunities, time's relentless passage. One is quickly reminded of the beautiful harmonies and facile turns of phrase and perfect story details within their songs. I am happy that they are back working together and making music.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:37 pm

In the cube today "The Best of Rufus Wainwright - Vibrate" a two disc set that came out in 2014. Reacquainting myself with some of the more exotic one offs he has done over the years. Rufus is an acquired taste, perhaps, but I have grown to appreciate his sensibility and musical skills since he appeared back in 1998. He can do a mean cover and his 'campy' side can be off-putting but his melodies are often intricate and fun to follow. I will be curious to hear the results of his putting Shakespeare sonnets to song later this month when his new album is released. If it as good as Iris DeMent's last record putting Ahkmatova lyrics to song, it should be worth a listen or two.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:52 pm

I am just about to start on the 6CD edition of the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Volume 12 Cutting Edge, and I can't wait. It arrived today.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby bambooneedle » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:05 am

Some classic Guns N' Roses. Axl has reconciled with Slash now, you know.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:32 am

I picked up the reunion album of the original Santana lineup yesterday on its first day out in the stores. Their first album was the first album I ever purchased back in 1969. I still cannot get enough of those infectious grooves and the new album catches at times that same infectious quality[it could have used some judicious editing]. Make up your own mind......

https://youtu.be/pn0Iqb94iQE
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun May 01, 2016 12:37 pm

Case/Lang/Veirs. Holy trinity of female talent. I've been into all 3 over the years, but chiefly Laura V in recent years whose July Flame album from c. 6 years back is a cracker. Just listened to three off the album on YouTube and it's all great. Hope they tour in Europe.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Wed May 04, 2016 2:42 pm

When news of their collaboration filtered down to me I admit I was excited by the prospect. This initial song from the forthcoming album has whet my appetite further..

https://youtu.be/1rq-AHTFxOU

I hope they get to your neck of the woods, Otis. A few close by dates this summer near me- I am going to have to find a way to get to one of them.....
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sat May 07, 2016 4:23 pm

I have been listening to the new Paul Simon album "Stranger to Stranger". What a late life run he has been on. He seems so comfortable in his skin these days. This one is shaping up to potentially be my favorite record of the year with some competition coming from the new Sturgil Simpson record......

https://youtu.be/SY6PrFvZ0-Q

one more from the new record-

https://youtu.be/KPqxGrK9j5w
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Poor Deportee » Sun May 15, 2016 10:46 am

No one here listening to PJ Harvey's "Hope Six Demolition Project?" There is, to my ear, a dip in quality about 1/3 of the way in, but after 2-3 duds it gets back on course, piling powerful song upon powerful song and, by the end, leaving you agog with its sonic and lyrical force. She's not always an easy listen, but is always an interesting one, and she's in top form here.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby ice nine » Tue May 17, 2016 9:31 pm

All weekend I listened to 'old timey' music. On Saturday I listened to all three discs of Harry Smith's box set Anthology of Folk Music. On Sunday, I listened to Hal Wilner's two CD set The Harry Smith Project.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:15 am

A little treat I found the other day for Ms. Lisa- a date recorded back in 1965 at Ronnie Scott's....

https://youtu.be/WjQUpQXAq80
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:51 pm

From Mr. Prine's new duet album out on 9/30 with Ms. Dement....

https://youtu.be/uEqJ9caPuI0
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:48 am

My niece, Shaye Cohn, and her band mate, Erica Lewis, from Tuba Skinny, have a side project, The Lonesome Doves. They have their first record out with this group and I really believe they deserve a wider audience-have a listen......

https://thelonesomedoves.bandcamp.com/a ... -for-stars
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