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

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On Thursday, I received my copy of the [url=http://rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/indie-inside/indie-inside-three-... Little Birds[/url] cd that I won through rabble's Indie Inside contest. I've already listened to it eight times. It's every bit as wonderful as the rabble article claims it to be. I love music that defies genre labels.

I really wish the Three Little Birds would come to Vancouver.

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Some lurkers don't wanna comment?



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C'mon Sven & Mr. Tea???


Not up to it...hahaha!

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Some indication of what you've linked to might be helpful. As it is, YouTube is fairly painful loading, and kicks up commercials in my face rather frequently. Needless to say, I'm less than tempted by multiple unmarked links like this.

A bit more effort, please?

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Can't download YouBoob. Hate seeing multiple links in these threads - why not put all the links in one post?

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My bad.


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop - feat. Wanz



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Charles Bradley: http://youtu.be/rieEIccmrH8

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"we're going to bring some anger out of your mind"


Time for some ackshun - Redman:



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Every Saturday morning I listen to Folk Roots on Galaxie (satellite TV) and it's great. Galaxie has about 30 music channels 24/7. Anyway, my favourites on Folk Roots are:

Dale Boyle

Corin Raymond & The Sundowners

100 Mile House


Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem

Laura Repo

Richard Thompson

Dave Bradstreet

Incredible String Band

(only the last three artists were familiar to me)

ETA: Ian Tyson and Fairport Convention - Galaxie is the only channel anywhere that plays their music as far as I know. I have all the Ian and Sylvia albums on vinyl.


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Listening to the awsome Singaporean-born Canadian hip-hop artist Masia One. Her family moved from Singapore to Canada when she was 9. Check her out.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTco_37M0ak]Halfway Through The City[/url]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8azH_aMNUTI]Split Second Time[/url]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCy_R-GVboE]Return of the Bgirl[/url]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WU88wwEnsA]Alright OK![/url]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b8QMVJVQjs]Warrior's Tongue[/url]

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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3DXzrlgNkc]If You want it You Got it -- Jb The First Lady[/url]

Jb is an idigenous hip-hop artist from Vancouver.

Her other recent claim to fame is that she's been one of the key organizers of the Idle No More protests in Vancouver. Jb and one other indigenous woman organized the first six Idle No More actions in the Greater Vancouver area entirely on their own.

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I listen to hip hop and reggae when I can. I don't have any hip hop albums - just listen to it on the radio or on TV. I love the beat. I have most of Bob Marley's albums, and a few others playing reggae.

Can someone recommend a great hip hop album for me? (on CD)

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Boom Boom wrote:

Can someone recommend a great hip hop album for me? (on CD)

Here are three quality hip hop albums. The first link is for the full album. The two that follow are for single tracks.

Aesop Rock - Labor Days: http://youtu.be/B_3Ra_Qx-p8

The Roots - How I Got Over (album): http://youtu.be/9nDKTxjKK9k

Orishas - Emigrante (album): http://youtu.be/zH138guWNcE


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I'm familiar with The Roots - I see them on Jimmy Fallon's show every week - they're great! I'll look for the album.

(I didn't know they were hip hop)

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An agnostic Gospel album!  Laughing

Very likely the world's first agnostic gospel album, this disc taps fearlessly into the zeitgeist of contemporary American religious culture. The songs are heartfelt and incisive, biting yet optimistic, drawing from Werner's own personal spiritual questions to engage and seek common ground with the Christian community at large. Blues, gospel, country and bluegrass all come together on this album, anchored by Susan's vocals and her politically conscious songwriting. Highlights include "Sunday Mornings," "Lost My Religion" and "(Why is Your) Heaven So Small." Highly recommended.

(so popular it is out of stock)


Everyone in T-Dot wears the same damn coat!


(videoed in just two hours in downtown Toronto)

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Listening to the new Bob Wiseman album -- saw the side banner advert for it on babble.

[url=http://www.bobwiseman.ca/newRecord.php]Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying[/url]


ETA: Oops I listed that one already.

LA Woman 1971



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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKxBEWj1JhA]Buhloone Mind State -- De La Soul[/url]

Jazz/Hip-Hop fusion. Oh yeah!

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We Are The Many - Makana


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Listening to Shonen Knife, an all-female pop-punk band from Osaka, Japan, formed in 1981. Their music is a cross between the Ramones and various 60s influences such as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Who, and girl groups. The band is still active, though guitarist and lead singer Naoko Yamano is the only original member still with the group. Original bassist Michie Nakatani left in 1999. After Michie left, original drummer Atsuko Yamano (Naoko's sister) switched from drums to bass. Atsuko left the band in 2008.

At the beginning of the 90s, Shonen Knife gained fans of alternative rock bands such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Red Kross. When they toured North America for the first time in the fall of 1991, they played a few shows opening for Nirvana. Around this time, as Nirvana became famous, Kurt Cobain started using interviews to promote bands that he thought deserved as much recognition as his band, and Shonen Knife was at the top of his list. Thanks to Cobain, Shonen Knife developed a cult following in North America.

Though Shonen knife's music is pop-oriented in nature, their sound is rooted in edgy production and DIY esthetics. Their music is the cheeriest punk rock I've ever heard. There's also something satisfying about having western culture thrown back at us without even a hint of pretension.

Here's a few songs from the original incarnation of the group.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvugnxiV6p8]Red Kross -- Shonen Knife[/url]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGJyQBb2WLM]Riding on the Rocket -- Shonen Knife[/url]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS06KFkGsXk]Twist Barbie -- Shonen Knife[/url]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G5ZXhw8PXY]Explosion -- Shonen Knife[/url]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=astKY3mmDVI]It's a New Find -- Shonen Knife[/url]

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..txs left turn!

..i ran across a live show by them while listening to one of your links.


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Listening to [i]Sprinting Gazelle[/i], the 2005 album by Palestinian singer Reem Kelani, whose concert in Vancouver this past Friday I helped organize. The ten tracks on the album are all traditional songs from pre-1948 Palestine.

Reem Kelani is a clasically trained singer who lives in Manchester. She was born in the UK but grew up in Kuwait. She left Kuwait in 1989, a year before the Iraqi invasion.

Here's a Youtube video of Reem performing [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEduVB5s3ww]Yafa[/url], one of the songs off of her Sprinting Gazelle cd.


I picked up the new Richard Thompson album on Record Store day. It's excellent.


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[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjI8ruaL4D0]Blue Train -- John Coltrane[/url]


Listening to Pete Seeger on this May Day morning.

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A favourite audio stream to listen to in this household is "RFI Musique" from France.    If you like listening to stuff from all around the planet this is a great station.   You never know what they're going to be playing next...Brazilian, Bollywood, Latin, African, Europop, Reggae, you name it!




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..here's an old elton john band and this is from their 1st solo album. i first heard it in wpg, way back then, when i walked into a sliver of a music/headshop. this album was blasting away when i walked in and everyone was or looked stoned. the guitar work was/is kinda trippy.

Hookfoot - Movies .1971


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Ricky Ross' "Trouble Came Looking" album

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Alison Krauss - Let Me Touch You For A While



When The Levee Breaks Alison Krauss Robert Plant



Alison Krauss & Union Station - Man of Constant Sorrow


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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYgKoXygtJk]Frenching the Bully -- The Gits[/url]

Feminist punk rock at it's finest!

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"Mountain Sound" -- Of Monsters and Men.

Iceland's latest musical export!




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Based on Kropotkin's advice in the BC Polls thread to teach your children which party is on your side...

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6dGunneXvA]Teach Your Children -- Crosby, Stills & Nash[/url]

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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzrHilwRsNs]Sunny Side of the Street -- Sonic Boom Six[/url]

Ska/Reggae inflected acoustic rock. This is my favourite song of theirs. Was released as a non-album single in 2011. Their other material is heavier, and combines elements of alternative rock, punk, metal, ska, reggae, and hip-hop.

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Planet Caravan - Black Sabbath