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What are you listening to Part 'You Linear Thinkers ... Arrrghhh'

Rebecca West
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The title is a reflection of what I'm listening to now -- Patti Smith, Horses.

Oh, and continued from here.


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Fidel
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I'm listening to Rubber Plant ripping off Janice Joplin with Whole Lotta Love. And 'Kashmir' Not so linear.


Boom Boom
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I'm listening to someone I saw live in concert (totally acoustic concert, before he became famous)  in 1969 in a small coffee house ("Le Hibou") in Ottawa:  Kris Kristofferson.


Rebecca West
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Fidel wrote:

I'm listening to Rubber Plant ripping off Janice Joplin with Whole Lotta Love. And 'Kashmir' Not so linear.

Ah, Robert Plant, ripping off everyone who can righteously sing the blues, while vocally masturbating.

 


Fidel
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Rebecca West wrote:

Fidel wrote:

I'm listening to Rubber Plant ripping off Janice Joplin with Whole Lotta Love. And 'Kashmir' Not so linear.

Ah, Robert Plant, ripping off everyone who can righteously sing the blues, while vocally masturbating.

 

Joplin and Aretha Franklin, queens of rock and soul. Rubber Plant and Steven Tyler and a number of others have copied those two a lot over the years. 


Rebecca West
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Fidel wrote:

Rebecca West wrote:

Fidel wrote:

I'm listening to Rubber Plant ripping off Janice Joplin with Whole Lotta Love. And 'Kashmir' Not so linear.

Ah, Robert Plant, ripping off everyone who can righteously sing the blues, while vocally masturbating.

 

Joplin and Aretha Franklin, queens of rock and soul. Rubber Plant and Steven Tyler and a number of others have copied those two a lot over the years. 

Joplin and Franklin, two of many.  I'm rather partial to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Etta James.


1springgarden
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I'm listening to shortwave radio, Radio Nacional da Amazonia 11780khz.  Shortwave radio is fun listening, too bad CBC is closing RCI/Radio Canada International as part of this year's $115 million CBC cuts.  On the other hand Venezuela is building an antenna site and will start broadcasting in September, should make for good listening.


Boom Boom
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Neil Young - Harvest Moon. I think it's his shittiest album to date. I think he's the most over-rated musician ever. I kicked it off my cassette player and put on some raunchy Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues. She kicks Neil to the curb then runs over him in a Mack truck, then for good measure backs up the truck and runs over him again. Laughing  God, I miss Janis (and Jimi!!!). 


Caissa
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Rebecca west wrote:
I'm rather partial to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Etta James.

 

Four of my favourites as well. I love jazz.

ETA: I'm listening to a Verve recording, Ella Fitzgerald day dream: best of the Duke Ellington songbook.

 

 

 


Lard Tunderin Jeezus
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Boom Boom wrote:

Neil Young - Harvest Moon. I think it's his shittiest album to date. I think he's the most over-rated musician ever.

Okay, Harvest Moon was pretty boring - who wants to listen to an old guy's love letter to his wife?

... but Neil overrated? Them's fightin' words!!!


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Fidel
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Boom Boom
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Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations

The Payback - James Brown

Both 100% awesome. Cool


milo204
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seriously though, led zeppelin 2 is one of the greatest rock records of all time...

Leatherface-mush

Nomos- notes from the acheron

Byrds-fifth dimension

Burning Airlines- identikit


love is free
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electrelane genius cover of bronski beat's "small town boy" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjsq16c_EyI


Boom Boom
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I really am old - there's not even one band in the current Billboard Top 100 I'm familiar with.


Rebecca West
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Milo, agree.  Today, while in the foul and polluting car I've recently learned how to drive, I was listening to Radiohead and Jimi Hendrix.  Found some obscure similarities between the two.  T'was very cool.


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Uncloudy Day - The Staple Singers (1956) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7V7OMw7tg8


THE STAPLE SINGERS -"Freedom Highway" (1965) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7_b_jyRVRc

edit: fixed the links

 


milo204
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i love when that happens rebecca!!!  it's like you have an "a-ha!" moment...and you can guess the influences of the artist you're listening to.

 


Fidel
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Theme from A Summer Place (1960) by Percy Faith, April 7, 1908 to February 9, 1976

Rock on, Percy!


Rebecca West
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milo204 wrote:

i love when that happens rebecca!!!  it's like you have an "a-ha!" moment...and you can guess the influences of the artist you're listening to.

 

I know!! It's SO cool.  I've been listening to a station where the DJs actually put together playlists themselves, which is probably why such an 'aha' moment is possbile.  Most commercial stations pre-program their playlists according to demographic and what will sell ad time.


kropotkin1951
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I listen on line to various radio stations.  Here is a great list that I found one day. I like the Waterloo station. Other than that I just put the I Tunes on shuffle and listen to the 15,000 songs in my catalog.  On shuffle it could go from Led Zeppelin to Sarah Vaughn and I am sure it has.

I fell in love with Led Zeppelin when I went to see a new band I'd never heard of at the Rock Pile in Toronto in 1969 and I was so close to Jimmy I could see his fingers clearly on the guitar.  Needless to say I was awestruck.  I like listening to the old classics but I avoid the "geriatric" tours that all the OLD bands are doing to boast their sagging financial portfolios.

http://www.canadianwebradio.com/

http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/august-18-1969


Papal Bull
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A really good live bootleg of Warren Zevon. He probably plays the best "Cadillac Ranch" ever.


Caissa
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Boom Boom
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I've been watching the induction ceremonies to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on HBO - I actually visited the place in 2002 while in Ohio to see a good friend of mine. Laura Nyro was being inducted, and her music introduced by Bette Midler. I remember I had her first two albums on vinyl when they came out, and didn't like them much - this was, after all, the age of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and other really loud music - but hearing Stoney End performed by Sara Bareilles rekindled an interest in her. I'm trying to decide which of her albums to order, and have settled on Stoned Soul Picnic: Best Of Laura Nyro.


Fidel
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Some club music from when I was a dancing fool last. Fun tunes...

Night Fever Bee Gees 1980's 

Another Night Another Dream Real McCoy 1990's

All Around the World ATC 

Ride on Time  Black Box

Be My Lover La Bouche (RIP Melanie)

Believe Cher

Run Away Real McCoy

Show Me Love Robin S

Feels So Good Sonique

Good Vibrations Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch "C'mon! c'mon! c'mon! Feel the vibration!"

PARTY RRRRROCK! LMFAO 


Fidel
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Rock your baby  George McCrae 

Go get 'em, George.


Boom Boom
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Only two names I recognise from those two posts - Bee Gees and Cher - and I can't stand either of them.


Fidel
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I don't have any of their music, either, but I like those songs. 

I can listen to anything. You can only listen to the classics for so long before they wear thin.


laine lowe
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I have fond memories of dancing to "Rock your Baby". It's been a long time since I've even thought of that song. Thanks for the link, Fidel.


radiorahim
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1springgarden wrote:

I'm listening to shortwave radio, Radio Nacional da Amazonia 11780khz.  Shortwave radio is fun listening, too bad CBC is closing RCI/Radio Canada International as part of this year's $115 million CBC cuts.  On the other hand Venezuela is building an antenna site and will start broadcasting in September, should make for good listening.

During the "pre-streaming" era I used to listen to "Africa Numero Un" from Libreville, Gabon which used to blast their signal into the eastern part of North America in the late afternoon.    I developed a taste for African music from this...despite my minimal French and that I didn't know the artists I was listening to.

During the (original) Sandinista period "La Voz de Nicaragua" used to do a two hour English language programme every night.

In recent years most of the international public broadcasters from the developed world have either shutdown their transmitters completely or shutdown their broadcasts directed to the more developed parts of the world i.e. North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

Radio Netherlands, which has always had wonderful programming has shutdown shortwave broadcasting as well recently.

Radio Havana Cuba still has English language shortwave programming every night.  It'll be interesting to hear what comes out of Venezuela once they get up and running.

 


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