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 -- 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.