2ND CHANCE for no response threads

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2ND CHANCE for no response threads

Postby bambooneedle » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:56 pm


Threads that do not get a response by the time they disappear from Pg. 1 of The Annex, get a 2ND CHANCE. Here!

To respond to or comment on a post (as reposted here) -- perhaps ruminate on just why it got no responses :lol: -- you might quote it in your post, use the thread title as subject, etc.


For now, these are the 'no response' thread posts from Pg. 2 (minus the RIPs, too many to post at once and too depressing):

Post subject: New Exhibitions
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:58 pm
Christopher Sjoholm wrote:Am eager to climb the "Big Bamboo" installation currently being constructed atop the MET in NYC as highlighted in Friday's NY TImes. It sounds awesome and breathtaking all at once and yet again puts my little art community on the map as the artists are based out of Beacon having previously constructed such an installation in my town in 2008 in an old foundry. This should be great fun this summer.

Post subject: Welcome to the world of 'old coots'!
Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:18 am
Christopher Sjoholm wrote:http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/36741933/ ... rtainment/

Appears Ms. Mitchell has gone all the way adding to her denunciation of all things American-now slamming Dylan amongst others. The vitriol is flowing and I for the life of me cannot imagine what he ever did to her to cause this eruption.

Post subject: Happy 69th! Bob
Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:51 am
Christopher Sjoholm wrote:"Ah, but I was so mucn older then, I'm younger than that now" Many more for you are wished , today.

Post subject: "The Band" a forty some year template for EC
Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:19 pm
Christopher Sjoholm wrote:It has been suggested by Poor Deportee, in another thread, that he would like to see EC pull out the stops and produce a solid record with a focus on place and themes, in this case Victorian England and the beginning of the Empire's decline. I offer a supreme record as a template:one that has given me emotional and musical sustenance for over forty years- The Band's "The Band". This album has consistently been in my top 10 list of desert island discs since my first acquaintance with it in 1969.

I do not know if it is the judicious usage of the pentatonic scale with its five notes mirroring the black keys on the piano in the songs, but the sound on this album is distinctive and rarely replicated in modern pop music. There is wonderful virtuosity as the musicians move from instrument to instrument and meld their voices in call and response or harmony vocals within the set pieces created in each song. No one tries to outshine the other player; they work as an ensemble and use each musician's strengths to enhance all the songs. No one does flashy solos; the music flows from its ensemble structure.

There is not a single weak song on this record. Each song evokes a musical past that is filled with longing, sexuality, fun, work, pain and a sense of place. Characters abound: Rag time Willie, the grandfather in "When You Awake", the individual southerners dealing with the end of the great war and their defeat. The musicianship is extra-ordinary- you have Levon's sinuous and evocative southern drawl and his distinctive slap drumming, Richard's mournful tenor[ I'm a thief and I dig it"] and barrel house piano styling, Garth's creative horn and organ fills that add such texture to individual songs, Rick's driving bass lines that propel the material along with Levon and Robbie's 'chop' guitar lines that I have never heard equaled by another player[listen to his two guitar parts on "The Unfaithful Servant" and "King Harvest"- the subtlety and economy is awesome.

This is an album of restraint and understatement which catches a feeling and a texture for a past America that I never tire of hearing and hanging out in. This is why I suggest it as a template for EC if he were to act upon Poor Deportee's suggestions. These are concrete songs built honestly and peopled with 'real' situations, feelings, emotions and characters. There is no 'purple' disingenuous excess to clutter up the songs. Most importantly, this is 'real' music that has been 'lived'[that is felt, digested and transformed] by musicians who are taking great joy in playing it. As Rick sings 'this ain't no joke, last June my whole barn went up in smoke". That is how I feel about this record; it is incendiary in the best sense as subsequent playings have 'burned' it into my conscience.

Post subject: iPad - iphone apps
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:30 am
Spiritinthesky wrote:Recommend your iPhone - iPad music apps

This Day in Music
Good app for music fans, it has daily music history for every day of the year, with pics.

Music quiz which is pretty hard!

Which pop stars share your birthday.

Music trivia section with loads of good stuff to tell your mates down the pub.

(At the end of the song 'A Day In The Life' on The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album there’s an ultrasonic whistle which can only be heard by dogs).

And, see what was #1 in the charts on the day you were born. It has a record deck that shows you the track complete with scratching sounds!

http://itunes.apple.com/app/this-day-in ... 44365?mt=8

Lets see yours...

Post subject: Elvis in Madrid, spain 22 July
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:53 am
tikaramp wrote:Hello Elvis Fans,

something else looking for fans who are going to this show in Madrid on 22 July.
in special fans who makin' audio recording of thsi date,
because i'am a huge fan of the artist who plays as his support act Dayna Kurtz
maby some die hard can make a recording for me.


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Re: 2ND CHANCE for no response threads

Postby LessThanZero » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:29 pm

Wouldn't want this whole thread to show up again on the 3rd Chance Thread, so I'll jump in.


LessThanZero wrote:There's nothing like trying to stay alert at work at 2:15 am and listening to Mischievous Ghost from MLAR...

I'm a freakin zombie! :shock:

Come on folks, discuss!!!


When you were young and your heart was an open book...you used to say live and let live (you know you did you know you did you know you did)...but in this ever changing world in which we live in...makes you give in and cry...live and let die.

Let's get some discussion on the difference between "live and let live" and "live and let die"...I'm curious to know what you music analysts think of this one.
Loving this board since before When I Was Cruel.

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Re: 2ND CHANCE for no response threads

Postby bambooneedle » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:19 pm

from pg.2 of The Annex!

ice nine wrote:This site has games to improve your memory. I've played some of them and I can see where they would help. The science behind this concept is sound, I suppose. However, there is a monthly charge to gain entry into most of the games. Does anyone here use this site? What's your consensus?

Forty Years On- it seems like just yesterday
Jack of All Parades wrote:Hard to believe it has been forty years. One of those musicians whose music had an immediate impact upon me and that impact has only grown stronger over the years:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mu ... ic+Blog%29

Happy Birthday- Horace!
Jack of All Parades wrote:85 years young today- hope he is celebrating at his piano!


Robert Palmer's Island Records catalogue reissued
sweetest punch wrote:http://theseconddisc.com/2013/08/01/robert-palmer-edsel-reissues/

Edsel Reissues Robert Palmer’s Island Discography for Every Kinda People

One of the most truly odd omissions in catalogue history, the lack of expanded reissues for Robert Palmer’s iconic Island Records catalogue will finally be rectified by Edsel in August.

Palmer’s nine albums for the Island label will be collected onto four two-disc sets, all remastered and featuring a large swath of bonus material. (The albums are grouped in twos, with the exception of a set collating Secrets (1979), Clues (1980) and Maybe It’s Live (1982).)

Taken together, they represent one of the most original British rock and soul voices of the ’70s and ’80s, from the confident blue-eyed soul of his early albums, featuring backing performances by Little Feat and The Meters, to the synthpop-influenced tracks of Clues (aided in part by Gary Numan) and, finally, the MTV-shined Riptide, featuring most of his bandmates in The Power Station (Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor and CHIC’s rhythm section, bassist/producer Bernard Edwards and drummer Tony Thompson).

It’s also a discography that’s practically begged for some sort of expanded editions in the modern CD age. (Island remastered the catalogue in the early 2000s, before Palmer’s passing, and Culture Factory recently took to giving several of his discs the vinyl replica treatment on CD.) Still, one has to wonder if Universal knows just what they have on their hands; though Edsel’s work can be at times brilliant, it seems strange that an artist of this caliber would be licensed to a third-party and rather casually lumped together as two-fers. (Very little of these albums, as grouped together, make much thematic sense; a similar situation was at play when Edsel reissued Palmer’s latter-day works for EMI in the same manner.)

All the same, it is nice to see Palmer’s material from this time period get the expanded treatment it deserves, and with a considerable handful of bonus material – some 25 bonus tracks in all, seven of them previously unreleased and the rest largely new to CD.

After the jump, you’ll find pre-order links and track lists for these four sets, which will be available in the U.K. on August 26.

Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley / Pressure Drop (Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Disc 1: Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley (released as Island ILPS 9294, 1974) and bonus tracks
1.Sailing Shoes
2.Hey Julia
3.Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
4.Get Outside
6.How Much Fun
7.From a Whisper to a Scream
8.Through It All There’s You
9.Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley (Single Mix) (single A-side – Island IS 006, 1974)
10.Epidemic (single B-side – Island IS 006, 1974)
11.Blackmail (Alternate) (from Culture Factory CD 3700477820275 (FR), 2013)
12.Get Outside (Alternate) (from Culture Factory CD 3700477820275 (FR), 2013)

Disc 2: Pressure Drop (released as Island ILPS 9372, 1975) and bonus tracks
1.Give Me An Inch
2.Work to Make It Work
3.Back In My Arms
4.River Boat
5.Pressure Drop
6.Here with You Tonight
8.Fine Time
9.Which of Us Is the Fool
10.Willin’ (Demo) *
11.Hope We Never Wake (Demo) *

Some People Can Do What They Like / Double Fun (Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Disc 1: Some People Can Do What They Like (released as Island ILPS 9420, 1976)
1.One Last Look
2.Keep in Touch
3.Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
4.Spanish Moon
5.Have Mercy
6.Gotta Get a Grip on You, Pt. II
7.What Can You Bring Me
8.Hard Head
9.Off the Bone
10.Some People Can Do What They Like

Disc 2: Double Fun (released as Island ILPS 9476, 1978)
1.Every Kinda People
2.Best of Both Worlds
3.Come Over
4.Where Can It Go?
5.Night People
6.Love Can Run Faster
7.You Overwhelm Me
8.You Really Got Me
9.You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming

Secrets / Clues / Maybe It’s Live (Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Disc 1: Secrets (released as Island ILPS 9544, 1979), bonus track and Clues (released as Island ILPS 9595, 1980)
1.Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
2.Too Good to Be True
3.Can We Still Be Friends
4.In Walks Love Again
5.Mean Old World
6.Love Stop
8.Under Suspicion
9.Woman You’re Wonderful
10.What’s It Take?
11.Remember to Remember
12.Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) (Remix) (possibly from Addictions Volume 1 – Island 842 301-2, 1989)
13.Looking for Clues
14.Sulky Girl
15.Johnny and Mary
16.What Do You Care
17.I Dream of Wires
18.Woke Up Laughing
19.Not a Second Time
20.Found You Now

Disc 2: Clues-era bonus tracks and Maybe It’s Live (released as Island ILPS 9665, 1982)
1.Good Care of You (B-side to “Looking for Clues” – Island WIP 6651, 1980)
2.Johnny and Mary (Alternate) *
3.What Do You Care (Alternate Mix) *
4.Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley (Live)
5.What’s It Take? (Live)
6.Best of Both Worlds (Live)
7.Every Kinda People (Live)
8.Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) (Live)
9.Some Guys Have All the Luck
10.Style Kills
11.Si Chatouilleux
12.Maybe It’s You
13.What Do You Care (Live)

Pride / Riptide (Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Disc 1: Pride (released as Island ILPS 9720, 1983) and bonus tracks
3.Want You More
4.Dance for Me
5.You Are in My System
6.It’s Not Difficult
7.Say You Will
8.You Can Have It (Take My Heart)
9.What You Waiting For
10.The Silver Gun
11.You Are in My System (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Island 12 IS 104, 1983)
12.Ain’t It Funky (Si Chatouilleux) (Extended Version) *
13.Pride (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Island 12 WIP 6833, 1982)
14.Parade of the Obliterators (12″ B-side – Island 12 WIP 6833, 1982)
15.You Can Have It (Take My Heart) (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Island 12 IS 121, 1983)
16.You Are in My System (Instrumental Mix) *
17.Deadline (12″ Version) (12″ B-side – Island 12 IS 104, 1983)

Disc 2: Riptide (released as Island ILPS 9801, 1985) and bonus tracks
3.Addicted to Love
4.Trick Bag
5.Get It Through Your Heart
6.I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On
7.Flesh Wound
8.Discipline of Love
9.Riptide (Reprise)
10.Discipline of Love (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Island 12 IS 242, 1986)
11.Riptide/Get It Through Your Heart (Medley) (promo single A-side – Island PR 980, 1985)
12.Sweet Lies (from Sweet Lies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Island 90855, 1988)
13.Let’s Fall in Love Tonight (B-side to “Addicted to Love” – Island 7-99570 (U.S.), 1986)
14.I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Island 12 IS 283, 1986)
15.No, Not Much (Live on The Tube) (from “Riptide” double 7″ – Island ISD 256, 1985)
16.Trick Bag (Live on The Tube) (from “Riptide” double 7″ – Island ISD 256, 1985)
17.Les Planches *
It seems the EMI catalogue has already been reissued by Edsel:

http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/ ... rom-edsel/

Having recently mused on the fact that Robert Palmer has been somewhat forgotten by the music industry, it was a pleasant surprise only days later to learn of some new reissues coming from Edsel Records in November.

The Demon Music imprint will be re-issuing all of Robert Palmer’s EMI era albums, but curiously, the records in question are being paired and released as two-CD sets. The configurations are as follows
• First 2CD set: Heavy Nova (+ bonus tracks) coupled with Don’t Explain (+ bonus tracks)
• Second 2CD set: Ridin’ High (no bonus tracks) coupled with Honey (+ bonus tracks)

Heavy Nova (1988) comes with four bonus tracks, two remixes of the US number two, Simply Irresistible (Extended Mix and E.T. remix), the ‘Wed 9PM Mix’ of Change His Ways and Nova, a non-album track that was originally the B-side to Simple Irresistible.

Don’t Explain‘s (1990) extras include 12-inch remixes for all three singles (I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You, and Happiness, along with three further non-album B-sides in Deep End, Oh Yeah and All Shook Up.

Ridin’ High (1992) is the standard 16-track release and Honey (1994) is appended with two remixes of single You Blow Me Away (Remix Edit and Alge Mix), the ‘Pinaxa Mix’ of Know By Know, and non-album track In The Stars.

The pairing of these albums is interesting because Don’t Explain and Ridin’ High are really the natural bedfellows, but have been denied this partnership, probably due to commercial considerations. The second half of Don’t Explain is almost entirely made of the jazzy ‘big band’ style arrangements that Palmer would go on to explore fully on Ridin’ High. Indeed, Aeroplane – an superb Palmer composition – appears on both albums in quite similar arrangements.

Heavy Nova is well known because it benefitted from the momentum generated by Riptide, the last Island Records album, and Palmer’s commercial breakthrough, thanks to Addicted to Love and I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On. That’s not to say that Heavy Nova doesn’t contain big hits of its own. Simply Irresistible was a massive US chart success, although those in the UK were more enamoured with She Makes My Day, which broke into the top ten in 1988 (incredibly, Simple Irresistible didn’t make the top 40). Honey, the final EMI album, wasn’t a big success with only minor hits in 1994.

These reissues will be released on 19 November 2012.

Nick Lowe: big announcement on July 25
sweetest punch wrote:Just got an email from Nick Lowe's people: there will be a big announcement on July 25.
https://www.facebook.com/nickloweoffici ... c89f157e9c
Looks like a reunion... Rockpile or Brinsley Schwarz???

Museum or Gallery Exhibits
Jack of All Parades wrote:I was fortunate to catch this two Sundays ago with a visiting friend. It was special. If you are in the city by the 15th it would pay to check this out. I caught it and it was stunning and I had not realized how proportional it was to a real human being. The detail cannot be seen in a photo- you need to see it up close:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/05/arts/ ... l?ref=arts

Ludovico Einaudi
ice nine wrote:I caught this artist on Later w/Jools Holland. I did not catch the song title, but it was good enough for me to want to hear more. There is nothing but glowing reviews of him and his albums on Amazon. Has anyone heard of him? Any album suggestions?

New Countdown Kid Music E-Books
countdownkid wrote:Hello, good friends. I've been watching the Costello countdown on his site with great interest; the chooser, whoever it is, has pretty good taste. In the meantime, since you all have been so good to me on this board, I thought I'd make you aware of a few new projects I have on the market.

First of all, here are links to e-books on Tom Petty and Radiohead, in typical Countdown Kid fashion:



And, coming in July, an old-fashioned, page-turning book on Bob Dylan:


Those are the UK Amazon addresses; for those in the US, simply search my name on Amazon (Jim Beviglia) and you'll find them. And, anybody who checks them out, give them a review on Amazon if you have the chance. Thanks so much.

free downloads from Alligator Records
ice nine wrote:http://publicradiomusicmonth.org/2013/04/11/alligator-records-sampler/

Holmes Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, Koko Taylor, more. Thru May 11
With my Apple I had to use this link: http://bit.ly/10POreT

April 5th, 2013
Jack of All Parades wrote:Bolstered by the nodding heads of the many hued crocuses, aconites and early jonquils blooming throughout my yard and the warm feeling of the sap rising within the old frame of this near silver beech trunk I feel I inhabit in some grotesque parody of an Ovidian tale and aided by near 65 degree temperatures and an umblemished blue sky above me- I am beginning to feel alive following too many months of interminable winter. Hard not to be happy in their 'jocund company'. Glad to be alive today! :D

Winter Redux
Jack of All Parades wrote:http://youtu.be/mQnyV2YWsto For those, like myself, who are worn down by this interminable winter. It does help that they 'flash upon that in-ward eye'. Damn that over rated rodent in PA. Wish I was in Grasmere now!

A rather unique Top 10 list of Dylan songs
Jack of All Parades wrote:Enjoyed this-perhaps others will, as well:

http://johannasvisions.com/10-great-ame ... lan-songs/

My favorites are the Bon Iver, Simone Felice and Simi Stone and First Aid Kit versions. They take the respective songs in new directions.

Clearly shows why this man's music is going to survive for a long time.

Newest Honor for Bob Dylan
Jack of All Parades wrote:This was just announced today:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... QsYIJ8g5yg

Bob is now the first rock and roll artist to be appointed to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is now up there with Philip Roth and Thomas Pynchon. Michael Chabon will be inducting him into the institution in May. :D

ice nine wrote:I have the habit of losing my earbuds and when I do use them I only listen to talking podcasts so I had never spent over $10.00 on them. That was until Groupon advertised BassBuds for $20.00. After reading the reviews on Amazon I took the chance and ordered two of them. About a week later I received them and they are the best earbuds I have ever owned. They are rich sounding and not tinty. They sound just as good as my over-the-ears headphones I use at home.


Fans of Decenberists
ice nine wrote:Check out the band Black Prairie.. Some members are ex-Decemberists.

A Valentine Day antidote
Jack of All Parades wrote:Apply the following sonnet liberally to those over blown and heightened sentiments that fill the air today:

Sonnet 130

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

William Shakespeare

Happy Valentine's Day!

The Moth
ice nine wrote:I had a plan to go to the theatre last night to see The Moth. I like to listen to their podcast of people telling stories about a single theme. I was surprised when I showed up to the venue to see a long line running around the theatre. It was sold out and so I went to a bar and got some Mardi Gras beads.

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