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« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2009, 11:00:06 AM »



Two words:  Sigur Ros.  They could be singing shopping lists for all I know, but it still sounds magical.


Absoballylutely! I doubt if Jonsi could even translate what he sings, it's done just for the sound - and sounds beautiful.
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« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2009, 01:52:30 PM »

3 small tins of cod roe
5 jars of rollmops
1 litre of whale oil
4 of those little hats with earflaps
and a stuffed puffin.

"Hoppipolla".

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Actually, I love 'em too (Sigur Ros, not rollmops)
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« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2009, 02:16:08 PM »

Hmmm.

I get the point.  And while I'm ashamed to have no more than a few phrases in Gaelic, I could listen to Julie Fowlis singing the phone book - maybe she is!

And Brian Wilson experimented with word sounds rather than meaning in the 60s to often beautiful effect, as with Surf's Up, one of my favourite Beach Boys songs.

A diamond necklace played the pawn
Hand in hand some drummed along, oh
To a handsome man and baton
A blind class aristocracy
Back through the op'ra glass you see
The pit and the pendulum drawn
Columnated ruins domino

Canvass the town and brush the backdrop
Are you sleeping?

Hung velvet overtaken me
Dim chandelier awaken me
To a song dissolved in the dawn
The music hall a costly bow
The music all is lost for now
To a muted trumperter swan
Columnated ruins domino

Canvass the town and brush the backdrop
Are you sleeping, Brother John?

Dove nested towers the hour was
Strike the street quicksilver moon
Carriage across the fog
Two-Step to lamplight cellar tune
The laughs come hard in Auld Lang Syne

The glass was raised, the fired rose
The fullness of the wine, the dim last toasting
While at port, adieu or die

A choke of grief HEART hardened I
Beyond belief a broken man too tough to cry

Surf's Up
Aboard a tidal wave
Come about hard and join
The young and often spring you gave
I heard the word
Wonderful thing
A children's song

Child, child, child, child, child
A child is the father of the man
Child, child, child, child, child
A child is the father of the man
A children's song
Have you listened as they played
Their song is love
And the children know the way
That's why the child is the father to the man
Child, child, child, child, child
Child, child, child, child, child
Na na na na na na na na
Child, child, child, child, child
That's why the child is the father to the man
Child, child, child, child, child


However, bearing in mind that my particular bag is singer-songwriters and acoustic music, I do get frustrated if I can't make out the words.. The one exception I'll readily forgive is the blessed and greatly missed John Martyn.
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« Reply #63 on: May 26, 2009, 02:20:54 PM »


I could listen to Julie Fowlis singing the phone book - maybe she is!

She doesn't hurt the eyes either.
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« Reply #64 on: May 26, 2009, 04:04:08 PM »

Her other half's in the backing band, and he's a big lad.  Mind how you go, JP.  Wink

Runrig always had a very stirring effect live if you're a Scot, even when the songs were in Gaelic the emotion carried it.
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« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2009, 05:08:08 PM »


Runrig always had a very stirring effect live if you're a Scot, even when the songs were in Gaelic the emotion carried it.


Even if you're not a Scot (well, I'd give my eye teeth to see them in a big outdoor arena sometime)
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« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2009, 05:35:56 PM »


Mind how you go, JP.  Wink

An elegant and understated threat.


Runrig always had a very stirring effect live if you're a Scot, even when the songs were in Gaelic the emotion carried it.


Even if you're not a Scot (well, I'd give my eye teeth to see them in a big outdoor arena sometime)


Amen to that.
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« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2011, 12:31:22 AM »

Well I went to see Jan Akkerman again tonight, and the gender imbalance was not so outrageous. Quite a few youngish lasses there as well. Woss happening?
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« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2011, 10:09:53 AM »

Saw a covers band last night, doing classic rock, really doing well, then towards the end they started playing a Bon Jovi song (Half Way There, is that the title?) and I could hear/see lots of blokes saying stuff like "I f***ing hate Bon Jovi" or "oh no not f***ing this lot" but the ladies all perked up, started dancing and doing those hand gestures (and not the same hand gestures as the bloke in front of me who was doing the Nescafe shake when he recognised the opening riff).

I generalise a little, but it did divide the audience a fair bit, and was probably the only song in a two hour set which didn't get 100% or thereabouts approval.

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« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2011, 01:24:28 PM »

Back in my HR/HM days of the 80s it was always noticeable that the audience comprised a large majority of males (as opposed to a majority of large males) and most of the women present were normally with tough looking bikers. It was, and probably still is, a male dominated area in music with precious few women singers or bands. The only ones I remember seeing were Lee Aaron and Vixen both as support acts. Not surprisingly, journalists often focused on what they looked like as much as what their music was like.

I'm just listening to The Dresden Dolls. Amanda Palmer - great singer, songwriter & musician. And IMHO she looks quite stunning too. Cool


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« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2011, 10:48:14 PM »

I hear all the women are rooting for this guy

www.myspace.com/jimmypeters888

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« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2011, 11:07:46 PM »


I hear all the women are rooting for this guy

www.myspace.com/jimmypeters888

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well... possibly in your dreams..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2011, 11:22:24 PM »



I hear all the women are rooting for this guy

www.myspace.com/jimmypeters888

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well... possibly in your dreams..... Roll Eyes


hahaha, made you listen though!
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« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2011, 11:23:31 PM »




I hear all the women are rooting for this guy

www.myspace.com/jimmypeters888

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well... possibly in your dreams..... Roll Eyes


hahaha, made you listen though!


hahaha Only for two minutes. That was quite enough thankyou hahaha
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I hear all the women are rooting for this guy

www.myspace.com/jimmypeters888

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well... possibly in your dreams..... Roll Eyes


hahaha, made you listen though!


hahaha Only for two minutes. That was quite enough thankyou hahaha



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« Reply #75 on: May 04, 2011, 01:00:43 AM »


I hear all the women are rooting for this guy

www.myspace.com/jimmypeters888

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Er, what?
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« Reply #76 on: May 10, 2011, 10:31:23 PM »

So, there is a cupboard in our kitchen with my cds on one side and Sheens on the other.
Mine are obviously folk and blues (with rock tinges)
Sheens is a diverse mix, from stuff i have introduced her to, Norma Waterson,While and Matthews etc to a ful range of boy bands, we have some E17 and David Sneddon. Then there is all the AOR, fom Aerosmith to G and R via. Bon Jovi,Bryan Adams, Nickleback,Reef etc. This does mean i have had to see Gand R  and Bon Jovi
Strangely, when people come to eat, i try to introduce them to my side of the cupboard but at about 11.30 when drink has been taken ,Sheens AOR seems to win.
Luckily she listens to and goes to see alot of my stuff, I listen to some of hers but I cannot go to see Bryan Ferry and Cliff Richard and i have resisted the joys of boy/man bands.
Interesting when we go to fests who we wan to see, eg Sheen will always explore new stuff,eg Stornoway etc and is not interested in genres at all, if she likes it she likes it, from Norma, her personal diva, to Steven Tyler who she shows far too much interest in! Luckily Steven and I are almost identical ,.........................apart from me being bald and overweight.!Otherwise from the back in a fog at night we are impossible to tell apart.
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« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2011, 10:51:56 PM »


Just to make a bridge of empathy between the sexes... Sloth isn't that exciting.  Never did much like endless guitar solos in the key of E.


And there's me thinking something called 'Sloth' was going to be a rafter-shaking jumpbeat experience....in 'G'.  Roll Eyes

Aaaand there's the crux of the matter regarding musical taste - gentlemen prefer to essay, whilst ladies would rather sashay. I think it's because we grow beards which may be stroked thoughtfully while considering the merits of musical longeurs. They're just jealous.
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« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2011, 11:10:25 PM »



Just to make a bridge of empathy between the sexes... Sloth isn't that exciting.  Never did much like endless guitar solos in the key of E.


And there's me thinking something called 'Sloth' was going to be a rafter-shaking jumpbeat experience....in 'G'.  Roll Eyes

Aaaand there's the crux of the matter regarding musical taste - gentlemen prefer to essay, whilst ladies would rather sashay. I think it's because we grow beards which may be stroked thoughtfully while considering the merits of musical longeurs. They're just jealous.
And they seem to have different articulations of the lower limb area, which means that they can't stand still properly.
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