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Title: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on August 13, 2014, 05:52:45 PM
Don't ask my why.  It just works.  It really works.  Ladies & Gentlemen, I present My Paperback Sharona.

Go Home Productions: My Paperback Sharona (The Beatles vs The Knack) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upzSLOfhn44#)


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Post by: Libertas on August 14, 2014, 07:11:50 AM
That was weird, funny and surprisingly good.
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Post by: rustybayonet on August 14, 2014, 07:26:32 AM
Throw back to another generation  ::unknowncomic:: - need Naru jackets and striped bell bottoms to watch and listen to, while counting the bubbles rising in the lava lamp and hitting maryjane alot. [But who remembers if they were the "good old days", cause they certainly lead to the declines we see now  ::pullhair:: ]  If I still had one I have the urge to burn my draft card - because then I enlisted so couldn't do that --- shyt  ::oldman::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Alphabet Soup on August 14, 2014, 11:25:33 AM
Very well produced - I liked it.

For the last few years my brother has kept me from turning total hermit by dragging me into the local bluegrass music scene. I think I've mentioned that we host a jam that features live band performances. This year will be the fifth year that I've produced the sound for the event.

I've also been lured back into playing. I used to play blues/rock in the SRV/Robin Trower/David Gilmour vein so the intricacies of bluegrass is a bit new to me. The songs themselves are simple enough but providing a suitable lead guitar riff has been challenging. I often find myself mashing up something from ZZ Top or Allman Bros....or The Beatles ;')

The reaction has been....interesting. There are purists (just like with practically anything) who sniff a bit or look down their nose at me - but they usually keep pretty quiet when everybody else is nodding and laughing and asking "where the heck did that come from!"

I hear the nuances and the patterns of songs and have always loved to thread them together. I also like doing the unexpected like playing a rock tune and inserting a riff from Sinatra's "Strangers in The Night" into the lead. Or "Farmer In The Dell" ;') Music should be fun and should make you feel better so I tend to tease those who get too stiff and grumpy about their music.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on August 14, 2014, 02:13:03 PM
I can do bluegrass in reasonable doses.

Hell's Bells by Hayseed Dixie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmh9zpQwjnY#ws)

(http://www.retrojunkie.com/gif/hillbilly.gif)

 :supercool:
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Post by: rustybayonet on August 14, 2014, 04:42:16 PM
Have known the banjo player since living in Florida.  Tim moved back to PA and now has his own group - Mountain Theraphy


Mountain Therapy w/guest Ray Bruckman - "Gold Rush" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCqO3_ImEy4#)
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on September 22, 2014, 07:49:19 AM
Celebrating Jon Lord, featuring Ian Paice playing Ian Paice.  As the mid 70's version was really a dual singer lineup, returning to the fold to play Glenn Hughes is Glenn Hughes.  Taking the David Coverdale vocal part is our namesake, THE Bruce Dickinson.  As it apparently takes two keyboardists to take the place of Jon Lord, current DP keyboardist Don Airey is joined by Rick Wakeman to play the part of Jon Lord.  Result?

Celebrating Jon Lord 'Burn' ~ Official Celebrating (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgGA6w1tkWo#ws)

Sheer awesomeness.   ::guitar::
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Post by: IronDioPriest on September 22, 2014, 08:30:14 AM
Holy smokes that is awesome. I'm not usually a fan of the rock-band-expands-its-horizons-by-melding-with-a-full-orchestra maneuver. But that was perfect.

And holy smokes, Glenn Hughes killed it.

As a side note, what is the fascination of rock stars calling their audience motherf**kers? I don't get it. Especially in a venue like that, where everyone is pretty much over 40 and paying a hefty ticket price.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on September 22, 2014, 09:35:09 AM
That was kind of gratuitous, wasn't it?  And yes, to a crowd mostly 50 and up. 

So who in the 50 and up crowd ever thought they'd see Bruce Dickinson and Rick Wakeman sharing a stage?  What's next, Keith Emerson and Lemmy?

 ::evil::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on January 06, 2015, 02:30:16 PM
What do you do if you're a well known conservative lawyer and want to start a band, to kill some time?.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEetdxNqqCY#t=36 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEetdxNqqCY#t=36)

Bring in John Elefante (Kansas) and John Schlitt (Head East, Petra) as your co lead singers, for starters.  Holy cow they're good!

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Post by: Libertas on January 07, 2015, 06:28:25 AM
Head East is a name I have not heard in a long long time.

ACLJ, not just a bunch of lawyers.   ::thumbsup:: 

How long have these guys been together?  It has to be more than slick studio production...these guys sound like they could have been playing together for years.

About the only discredit I think of for Sekulow is he is known to have been one of the guys who helped get the Dread Traitor Roberts on the bench as Chief Robe Wearer.

 ::facepalm::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on January 07, 2015, 07:37:10 AM
Never Been Any Reason still gets played regularly on KQ.  Schlitt's story is pretty inspiring.  Was encouraged by record weasels to "party hard" to impress the execs.  Got so much into the partying lifestyle he was booted from Head East.  Hit rock bottom just to have his wife drag him to church and found God.  Got cleaned up.  Went back to a real job (engineering which is what he did before Head East.)  Then a few years later got the call from Petra looking for a singer.

Now he's semi retired, doing this kind of thing, and looking pretty good for now being north of 60.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on January 07, 2015, 07:41:45 AM
John Schlitt, John Elefante & Jay Sekulow - Never Been Any Reason (Head East) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulg-m8peFHE#ws)

Not every 60+ guy can still belt out the songs he sang in his youth.   ::thumbsup::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on January 07, 2015, 07:46:06 AM
Kansas - Play The Game Tonight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2azO25JtFo#)

A little John Elefante in his prime.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on January 07, 2015, 08:29:15 AM
I liked Kansas back in the day, Head East was very underrated, good rockin' band.   ::thumbsup::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: IronDioPriest on January 07, 2015, 09:18:42 AM
Jay Sekulow??? That's a curveball.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Predator Don on January 07, 2015, 04:46:00 PM
I liked Kansas back in the day, Head East was very underrated, good rockin' band.   ::thumbsup::

I liked Kansas. They were doing some contemporary Christian before it became cool.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on February 02, 2015, 01:58:56 PM
A couple of things rolling down my facebook wall.  Every notice the super technically adept musicians are getting younger and younger?

"6:00, Dream Theater" Avery Molek, 8 year old Drummer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3d2Ptk5l78#ws)

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on February 02, 2015, 02:02:37 PM
2014.06.01 ??? ??? - Gangnam Style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vqvuvbZfcc#ws)

Just because Gangnam Style always needed more cowbell.  ;D
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Alphabet Soup on February 02, 2015, 03:29:43 PM
Quote
A couple of things rolling down my facebook wall.  Every notice the super technically adept musicians are getting younger and younger?

Yup. I'm loving it.

I didn't get started playing until 13 so I didn't qualify for the "Oh how cute - look at him!" deal then. Now, at the other end of the spectrum I'm still playing and now I am getting the "Oh how cute - look at him!" deal, but with an entirely different meaning ;')
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on February 03, 2015, 06:18:31 AM
Feminist 'Music' is the Funniest Thing Ever! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79wrXi_5WSw#ws)

 ::pullhair::

 ::hysterical::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on February 03, 2015, 06:30:37 AM
Wow, so what do these hairy-legged hyena's do when they are not synching up their pointless menstrual cycles?
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: benb61 on February 03, 2015, 09:51:32 AM
Wow, so what do these hairy-legged hyena's do when they are not synching up their pointless menstrual cycles?

Hyena's was right.  I assume that the whole thing is them screaming like banshees since I could not bring my self to watch the whole thing.
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Post by: IronDioPriest on February 03, 2015, 10:31:34 AM
Wow, so what do these hairy-legged hyena's do when they are not synching up their pointless menstrual cycles?

Hyena's was right.  I assume that the whole thing is them screaming like banshees since I could not bring my self to watch the whole thing.

You should give it another try Ben. The narrator's comments and intermittent film clips/photos are  funny as hell.  ::hysterical::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on February 04, 2015, 06:49:00 AM
It is funny...and annoying...I guess it would be less funny if it was less annoying..

Speaking of both...

Y'all see this Chelsea's brilliant hubby losing his ass on a bad Greek hedge fund play? (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-03/chelsea-clintons-husband-suffers-massive-hedge-fund-loss-greek-investment)

South Park - "...and it's gone" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nVk25ZvTkU#ws)

 ::hysterical::   ::rolllaughing::   ::laughonfloor::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on February 04, 2015, 07:36:04 AM
Dedicated to the son of my first congressman, who went to prison..

The Beatles - I'm a Loser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukWRRNqMAZ4#)

I guess one need to be more than a tard majoring in Poli Sci and Philosophy to properly manage money.

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Post by: Pandora on March 08, 2015, 10:03:07 PM
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy LYRICS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMO72KRoL4Y#ws)
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on March 09, 2015, 06:36:20 AM
Is Pan trying to tell us something?

 ;)
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Post by: ToddF on March 09, 2015, 09:40:24 AM
Did someone just watch the feminist music video?   ::thinking::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Pandora on March 09, 2015, 09:53:32 AM
Is Pan trying to tell us something?

 ;)

Just wanted to share something new that I like a lot.  Levin played it as bumper music, I went and found it on youtube and it's stuck in my head.
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Post by: IronDioPriest on March 09, 2015, 10:01:11 AM
Is Pan trying to tell us something?

 ;)

Just wanted to share something new that I like a lot.  Levin played it as bumper music, I went and found it on youtube and it's stuck in my head.

That's a cool song Pan.

This one has been making me smile lately. Pure, timeless funk.

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0#ws)
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Post by: Alphabet Soup on March 09, 2015, 10:17:05 AM
Is Pan trying to tell us something?

 ;)

Just wanted to share something new that I like a lot.  Levin played it as bumper music, I went and found it on youtube and it's stuck in my head.

Crazy is one of my guilty pleasures when I'm in a car with a good sound system. I like it loud ;')

Just remember that, like life itself, crazy is the journey not the destination

 :supercool:
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Post by: Pandora on March 09, 2015, 10:29:40 AM
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I like it loud ;') 

Is there any other way?   ;D
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Post by: Libertas on March 09, 2015, 10:39:35 AM
Allrightythen, I'm in good company!

 ::cool::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on March 16, 2015, 07:20:25 AM
Better and better

"Panic Attack, Dream Theater" Avery Molek, 8 year old Drummer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrpwkQF0SO8#ws)

You can see how far the kid has progressed by going back a whole year...when he could only handle Rush.   :o

"Tom Sawyer" Avery Molek, 7 year old Drummer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR_x_vrSZBM#ws)

Quote
Published on Feb 19, 2014
Avery Molek (7 year old drummer) drumming to "Tom Sawyer" by Rush.

This is my first song I learned by sheet music all by myself.

 ::speechless::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on March 16, 2015, 07:55:58 AM
I reckon nobody to start a band with...when you that age...

...all he can do is get better...

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on June 22, 2015, 07:44:09 AM
Once upon a time, the world was introduced to Billy Sheehan, bassist extraordinaire, through this guy

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HTJ3Cyt7Nk#)

Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan.  One hell of a band.  Too bad DLR's ego couldn't keep it together.

Now Billy Sheehan is in an excellent band called the Winery Dogs,

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwCM5uOrMNY#)

and posting pics like this to my facebook wall.

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CH_aN7IVEAANs4A.jpg)

Taking his wife (who just got her citizenship) to register to vote.   ::thumbsup::

And what the hell

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGRHHt8FIik#)

Shy Boy, one of DLR's best solo songs, was a Billy Sheehan song.  And still a classic.
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Post by: ToddF on June 26, 2015, 08:27:41 AM
Our "men"

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrEmQk3u88U#)

 ::curtsy4::

Their women

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uds7g3M-4lQ#)

 ::beavisbutthead::

Need I say more?

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Post by: ToddF on June 26, 2015, 08:30:47 AM
Youtube is working again!   ::thumbsup::
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Post by: ToddF on July 03, 2015, 07:00:19 PM
Playing in my home town, tonight.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqlF6zKluAc#)

Time to go.  Have a happy 4th, all. 
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Post by: Magnum on July 03, 2015, 11:09:31 PM
I kinda like Tal Wilkenfeld who plays(ed) bass for Jeff Beck. I think she started playing for him when she was 19 or 20.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeT1sXLzAko#)
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Post by: IronDioPriest on July 03, 2015, 11:19:05 PM
She's awesome. Cute too.
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Post by: ToddF on October 08, 2015, 02:58:47 PM
Hall of fame metal drummer on a Hello Kitty kit gets the Whiplash treatment.  Not a bad effort.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HvGq6j0jU8#)

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on November 06, 2015, 01:12:44 PM
Three people in my musical life in need of prayers.  A lot of cancer going around.   :'(

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nITFMZ_M13E#)

Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDpPoytXVvo#)

John Wetton, King Crimson, Asia

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBgaksTijkQ#)

Tony MacAlpine, who's not only fighting stomach cancer, his wife is fighting breast cancer.
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Post by: AlanS on November 08, 2015, 08:02:24 PM
Cancer sucks.
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Post by: Libertas on November 09, 2015, 07:14:11 AM
What Alan said.

 ::outrage::
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Post by: Libertas on November 20, 2015, 09:14:53 AM
http://youtu.be/uT3SBzmDxGk (http://youtu.be/uT3SBzmDxGk)

Heh!
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on November 20, 2015, 09:44:52 AM
They got game, for sure!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfGggAGITwg#)

 ::beavisbutthead::

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on November 21, 2015, 08:23:15 AM
Yeah, something tells me these boys made a lot of noise growing up.   ::thumbsup::
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Post by: Weisshaupt on January 30, 2016, 12:56:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFFzdaK2xNU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFFzdaK2xNU)

Mike Oldfield is a bit of an acquired taste, but I figured I would throw it out there. He is the "Exorcist theme" guy, but he really has constantly grown and changed over his career - changing genre and style - so don't listen to this ( which is sort of irsih folksy I guess) and think its typical of him..  there is music typical of certain periods.. some is very early new age, some more European Punk . Some albums are all pop songs, others are full side instrumentals. Amarok  is a full 50 minute instrumental that basically defies description - though many have told me "crap" is the right word.. but its my favorite.. I just like he has never been afraid to leave the comfort zone of where he has been successful commercially. ( He also sucks at singing, so he always has someone else do that.. in this case this really faggy guy..probably someone I am supposed to know - but don't and don't care enough to find out)

His Music of the Sphere's album is unfortunately is only excursion into full classical music with symphony orchestra.. but play it for people who are familiar with classical music and they will start throwing out famous classic composers trying to figure out who it is..  .   
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Weisshaupt on May 14, 2016, 11:15:51 PM
This is pretty cool

http://polygraph.cool/history/ (http://polygraph.cool/history/)
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Post by: ToddF on May 15, 2016, 06:25:22 AM
OK.  1997 sucked.
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Post by: Libertas on May 16, 2016, 07:11:31 AM
I think I agree.
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Post by: Weisshaupt on May 16, 2016, 07:57:25 AM
I was somewhat surprised.  I figured my natural Music Horizon would be 1988 - the year I graduated High School. But listening all the way from the beginning ( 1958) I decided I actually didn't like much of anything after 1986, but nearly everything before.. but my dad listened to nothing but "oldies" so I did in fact grow up listening to it all.   I was surprised. Music had already turned to crap before I even graduated and I hadn't even noticed.   
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on July 26, 2016, 05:42:21 PM
I'm not sure what I think about this.  For one thing, Painkiller probably isn't the best song for a female or a 64 year old guy.  But there's still some awesome in Baby Metal + Rob Halford.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG_fqkyJ-wo#)

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on July 27, 2016, 07:10:10 AM
Yeah, a bit odd...but the younglings were having a good time with the old dude and the old dude seemed to get into it and the crowd had fun so...what the heck, I think it worked.

 ::cool::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on August 19, 2016, 05:04:22 PM
Another band enters the final stage of their career.  I've noticed the typical evolution of a band goes from

1.  Doing what they do to gain popularity.
2.  Trying to "grow" by keeping hip.  You can name countless bands in this.  REM, U2, Metallica, many others.  Some call it their Fat Elvis stage.  There are exceptions, AC/DC and Iron Maiden pretty much did the same thing over their careers.
3.  Those that do go Fat Elvis, and live longer than Elvis, eventually go back to what made them popular to begin with.  REM ended their career with two good albums, U2 gave up "growing" and are putting out good albums, again.  And Metallica?  The Metallica of St. Anger and the Lou Reed album?

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBHL3v4d3I#)

They're back!  Language warning.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on August 22, 2016, 07:13:21 AM
 ::cool::

Good stuff.

Nothing like good skull-crushing metal or butt-kickin' R&R to get the blood moving!

I think your stages are probably right...for some the Fat Elvis stage isn't so bad, some sell out to popularity more than most while for some "getting popular" didn't necessarily mean going too far off the rails.  And for those that strayed a bit too far it is nice when they return home!

 ::thumbsup::

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Post by: Weisshaupt on December 14, 2016, 04:48:24 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15390855_1194445313924148_4234562787648318785_n.jpg?oh=d2afbcf296f57db5f36d3371ece1cd2f&oe=58B06EA7)

New Mike Oldfield full-song-per side acoustic album on sale in January. A return to the style of his first three albums apparently. Sorta excited about that. Mike has been hit or miss for me lately, but  I suspect I will like this one.

You can hear a clip at about the 2:12 mark
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0848fc4 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0848fc4)

He is relatively unknown in the United States, but you may have seen him perform at the UK Olympics opening - he did music for that NHS rah rah show..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgwlmm90Fdk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgwlmm90Fdk)
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Post by: Pandora on December 14, 2016, 05:01:30 PM
Where?
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Post by: benb61 on December 14, 2016, 06:01:53 PM
It's at the 2 hour and 10 minute mark.  Not bad
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on December 15, 2016, 05:36:34 PM
Mike Oldfield is another great example.  He built his rep on great instrumental albums then went kind of new age/soft rock with vocals.  I see he's been returning to his roots the past few years.

 ::thumbsup::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Weisshaupt on December 15, 2016, 08:18:44 PM
Mike Oldfield is another great example.  He built his rep on great instrumental albums then went kind of new age/soft rock with vocals.  I see he's been returning to his roots the past few years.

 ::thumbsup::

Actually Mike's career was a little more varied than that, but this new album is definitely a (second)  return to his roots. However, Mike has been [so successful for his entire career, with multiple gold and platinum albums  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Oldfield_discography) he simply doesn't need to do another album ever financially.  He lives in Bahamas, has multiple sets grandkids  from multiple sets of wives/partners and is living the good life.  I don't think he has done an album he didn't want to do since Heavan's Open and there are different periods to the music, but in my experience he has constantly been trying new things since he had the financial and contractual independence to do so, with varied success - some things I like more than others, but I don't think Mike has really ever been solidly in the pattern you describe.

The Long Instrumental Period:  Tubular Bells (1973),Hergest Ridge (1974  ), Ommadawn (1975 )   and Incantations (1978 )  were all Long ( LP side length) instrumentals - most of which were multi-track recordings of Mike playing multiple instruments, most of which were acoustic

The Punk Progressive period: Platinum (1997) , QE2 (1980 ) , Five Miles Out (1982), Crises ( 1983) were mixes of long instrumental pieces short pop songs.  The best way I can describe the style is  a mix of Progressive rock ( YES ,Rush) with a bit of punk thrown in. A lot more emphasis on electric guitar and synth, but never dropping the accousitc instruments.

The Progressive Rock period:  Discovery ( 1984) , Islands ( 1987)  dropped a lot of that punkish edge and became pretty solidly progressive rock, but still continued to mix pop songs with longer instrumentals. .


The Unhappy at Virgin Records Period:

Earth Moving (1989)  was the first full  short song, just plain  Pop Rock  album, and this was towards the end of his stint at Virgin records, who where pushing him for more commercial content. I think it suffered because of it. Its very MEH.

Amarok(1990)  was the result of Virgin pushing for a more commercial reprise of Tubular Bells, and Mike basically refused and gave them this - I think it is his BEST work  ever - Its one continuous  track , near impossible to cut up and play on the radio, and probably inaccessible to anyone who doesn't like Mike Oldfield ( a lot) already.  album's back cover reads: " HEALTH WARNING – This record could be hazardous to the health of cloth-eared nincompoops. If you suffer from this condition, consult your Doctor immediately ". It was the first studio  album to not even go silver  You cannot place this in a genre. It is Essence of Mike Oldfield.

But the contract said he owed Virgin  one more. So we get Heaven's Open by Michael Oldfield (  1991).  Its a return to the pop song with a long instrumental format. And while it has its moments, I think its the worst one he ever did. He changed the name I think in part, to distance himself from it.  More Pop rock songs, but the instrumental part is okay.

And then came the " Trying  Different Genre's and Styles , with some mandatory Commercial stuff to keep the Producers/Fans happy" period - which pretty much continues till  this day

Tubular Bells II (1992)  was that commercial revisit of the original 1973 album that Virgin wanted, but Mike did it for Warner Music (5x platnum in ESP, 2x platinum in the UK)  - Probably Best described as  instrumental progressive rock - with  elements from the first album used in new ( and I think interesting ) ways.

The Songs of Distant Earth (1994)  is the first album that plays with  a New Age sort of pace and sound. I personally liked it quite a bit.. It was also an early experiment with multi media content..(enhanced CD with a simple puzzle that unlocked a music video)

Voyager (1996)  is short instrumentals and entirely Celtic in genre.
 
Tubular Bells III (1998)  is a return to a long instrumental , but  is quite different in structure form  the  other two incarnations of TB. It was again a more commercial effort, in that  Progressive Rock genre - its also the last album he has done to go Platinum  ( which all the records at Warner had done till this point)

Guitars (1999) is just that - Solidly Short Guitar instrumentals. My wife still uses one of the licks as her ringtone.

The Millennium Bell (1999)  was more of that long instrumental progressive rock , but composed mostly for a concert in Berlin on new years eve, 1999

Tr3s Lunas (2002)  is back to being almost new age instrumentals, but they were mixed into a 1st person explorer video game environment as well as in album form. More experimentation  in Media and music ,and it was interesting to wander through-  after investigating certain objects, or performing a task, a new piece of music would be played. I am a little glad this isn't the only way he offered to hear it though.. 

Tubular Bells 2003 ( 2003)  Is Mike channeling  all George Lucas - he returned to Tubular Bells and re-recorded the whole thing on modern tech, 5 channel surround, the works. Sounds great. ( I don't really count this as a "new" album - its so close to the original)  Is this returning to what he  he became famous for?  Not really. e as remastered a number of the old studio albums lately, without re-recording them. This was also the last album he did with Warner..

Light + Shade (2005)  reprises a lot of the work Mike did in Tr3s Lunas,  and I can't help but call this one solidly New Age. All short instrumental pieces.

Music of the Spheres (2008)  Mike goes Full orchestra/classical on this one. I will put this album up against any of the great classical composers - its really that good, and will probably be the Magnum Opus Mike Oldfield is remembered for. It went Silver int he UK, but I have faith it will be "discovered" again  someday

Man on the Rocks ( 2014)  is all short rock songs again ( I posted one from here before)  and its again quite good in my opinion.

And then Return to Ommadawn is finally coming back to rework Ommadawn, probably  in much the same way Tubular Bells II was a rework of its predecessor. Amarok was heavily influenced by Ommadawn in structure, so  I must say I am looking forward to hearing this new one..

Point is, Mike has continuously grown as a musician, continuously tried new things - including multimedia integration and new ways to experience music, and never really stagnated in a style - new or old. I think he drew a good blance between remaining commercially viable and trying new things. .  It could be Return to  Ommadawn is just another commercial product of "give em what they want" so he can put a little more cash in the bank,  but Amorok taught me not to anticipate anything from an Oldfield album. Buy  it, Listen to it, and see what he did now, and then decide if you like it. I hope he does do another classical piece before we loose him,  because I think he really shines when he does.

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on December 19, 2016, 06:21:51 PM
I was just noting as a very casual fan of his early work, and happened to sample a couple of later efforts.  Funny thing is, I didn't see reboot of Tubular Bells as commercial, just a return to his roots.  I liked it.  Bonus points for getting Alan Rickman to do the vocals.  The budget must have been a little higher, in that regard.   ::thumbsup::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Weisshaupt on December 20, 2016, 07:29:33 PM
I was just noting as a very casual fan of his early work, and happened to sample a couple of later efforts.  Funny thing is, I didn't see reboot of Tubular Bells as commercial, just a return to his roots.  I liked it.  Bonus points for getting Alan Rickman to do the vocals.  The budget must have been a little higher, in that regard.   ::thumbsup::

John Cleese played Master of Ceremonies on the TB 2003 release (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPSfo1eqmkI) :)   
I get your point though, I am sure Virgin was pressuring him to do the Vocals/Pop songs for commercial reasons-- however it should be noted that his pop songs were very well received outside of the States, and he really is a quite well known and popular artist in Europe, Asia and the rest of the Anglosphere sans America because of his Pop songs.
In college I was playing "To France (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkQJk5wMomU)" and one of the European students came running down to my dorm room  thinking they had identified a fellow traveller :)   Moonlight Shadow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjCre83iPjE) and  Magic Touch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1qV52sXZCM) were also quite popular.  Magic Touch actually got to #10 in the States at one point. I remember my sister coming and and saying listen to this- I think you will like it, not realizing that she had told me that se hated  TBI because it sounded like "Chuck Berry walking down a country road"

Which later works did you sample and find wanting? ( I certainly have some that aren't my favorites.  I don't hate them, but I don't spin them up often either)

I personally really liked TBII as well, but it definitely had a different sound to it than the original acoustic albums...more of an updating of roots than a return in my opinion.. and very commercial, which is why  Virgin was pushing him to do it, and why it was the first album he delivered to his new label.  But if you like the long instrumentals, there  are several albums that have really good ones:  Platinum/platinum (Live version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H-uKjqbNY)) , QE2/Taurus 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uil75TP_Wjk), Five Miles out/Taurus II (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pl71Na8ofc),  Crises/Crises (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXBQsQZbQuY), and  Islands/Wind Chimes part II (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW7oguajZjs&list=RDTW7oguajZjs#t=510) are all worth a listen from the Pre-TB II time period. And if you aren't a cloth ear'd nincompoop, you can give Amarok (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IRl5KEeCEo) a try.

Songs of Distant Earth  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRKmK4K6Jew&list=PLCyc012TCafuTiEYBXj5o0dDHWBEJ1aYx&index=1)is overall a good full length instrumental Album, but what makes it good is , you know, all of it. It doesn't work as an excerpt really. But its really more new-age ...

Top of the morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qt8IMTXq0&list=PLxCe9JsWUBle7S3gLrTqnehbm4UR5hj5q&index=7)  is my favorite track on TBIII, which is another full length instrumental, most of which is pretty good. Millennial Bell is also in this category. I tend to pull these off the shelf every year or two, and think, wow, this is better than I remember, and then not listen to it again for two years.

And then  Music of the Spheres (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzaAk2aT4bc&list=PLJF8hMlQCOxltAVdkcjf8M1mhxJVpKuj6)  really is the master work ( providing you LIKE classical music)
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on December 21, 2016, 07:44:28 AM
I'd say to generalize, Islands (new agey) and Earth Moving (poppy) would best represent that period.

Keep in mind I'm just sampling my mp3's in the evening when the wife is busy and all I have to do is play on the computer sipping moderate quantities of soju.   ::beertoast::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on December 23, 2016, 11:46:28 AM
Heck, even I like this! 

https://youtu.be/8q3Lck1dneA

H/T - IOTW

 ::cool::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: AlanS on December 23, 2016, 01:57:16 PM
Here we have local musician Marc Broussard from beautiful downtown Carencro, LA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuWPseegaKw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuWPseegaKw)
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on December 23, 2016, 02:14:23 PM
Swampy, I like it.  I can drink to that!   ::beertoast::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: AlanS on December 24, 2016, 09:58:23 AM
The video features 2 of my fishing spots. The one on the bus with the swamp in the background is the Atchafalaya Basin. The largest wetland swamp in the U.S.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atchafalaya_Basin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atchafalaya_Basin)

The one where he's standing on the boat dock is Lake Martin. Not much larger than a pond, but decent fishing and excellent gator and bird watching.

http://www.lakemartinswamptours.com/ (http://www.lakemartinswamptours.com/)

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on December 24, 2016, 02:11:40 PM
The Almighty gave us some gifted people and beautiful scenery to make our time on Earth enjoyable!
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: AlanS on December 26, 2016, 05:59:09 AM
Keeping the Holiday spirit going, Tom Waits "Christmas Card From a Hooker"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf2nF2QFeWo&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf2nF2QFeWo&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on December 26, 2016, 07:20:39 AM
Yeah, I can roll with this theme.   :D

https://youtu.be/tMKJ3GZU6WA (https://youtu.be/tMKJ3GZU6WA)

https://youtu.be/Sjc2KwhlrtA (https://youtu.be/Sjc2KwhlrtA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDV0Y6UK0zs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDV0Y6UK0zs)

https://youtu.be/PouMzBdB-Ts (https://youtu.be/PouMzBdB-Ts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2vxNwPUJT8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2vxNwPUJT8)

https://youtu.be/NarGvutAKAI?list=PLB635F075B063BBD9 (https://youtu.be/NarGvutAKAI?list=PLB635F075B063BBD9)

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: AlanS on December 26, 2016, 09:36:03 AM
Dayum, Libertas! When did you start listening to Albert King?

I'm gonna have to start a blues thread now.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on December 26, 2016, 09:46:59 AM
I have a ton of blues in my collection...from Muddy Waters to newer fellas like Kenny Wayne Shepherd. 

I got little bit of almost everything.   ;)
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Weisshaupt on January 31, 2017, 07:04:09 PM
So got the new Mike Oldfield, Return to Ommadawn.  I actually like the 5.1 mix better,  which is the first time I can say that.  The others were so -- gimmicky.  Mike just uses the extra speakers to create a larger sound stage and separation between instruments,  which I felt was to  good effect. Musically this is classic Oldfield,  very much a return to his roots, so for those looking for that,  you will be pleased I think. Its a little bit raw in places - notes not sync'd with other tracks, some harshness from buzzing frets, it feels  more like a live performance, but its hard to tell if that is  intentional or simply a fact of Oldfield being 63 and maybe not being able to play as well as he once could. Either way, I likes the feel of it. 

In preparation for this arriving I took Ommadawn back off the shelf.. I had never thought much of the album-- there wasn't a hook in it - a bit I wanted to play over and over. But damned if I didn't find myself humming different bits of it for the next couple of weeks after playing it this time.  I suspect Return to Ommadawn will be much the same way .. I like a lot of it, but nothing stands out as "this is the bit"  -  but overall I bet I end up humming different sections for weeks from this one too.  This one very much feels like an older, wiser man coming home.   "On Horseback? I  would rather be here. "
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on February 13, 2017, 11:14:01 AM
From what I heard on morning shock jock news the Gram-Me's sucked even at a music-only level!  Lady Gaga & Metallica...and the idiot Obama-gendered loser doing the into didn't even mention Metallica...Lady Gaga & Metallica?!

 ::facepalm::

http://deadline.com/2017/02/grammy-awards-ratings-adele-beyonce-metallica-james-corden-cbs-1201910147/ (http://deadline.com/2017/02/grammy-awards-ratings-adele-beyonce-metallica-james-corden-cbs-1201910147/)

Ha haaa!

 ::mooning::
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on April 24, 2017, 08:00:56 PM
! No longer available (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wllc5gSc-N8#)

Looks like videos aren't loading anymore, whether it's https or http.

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on April 25, 2017, 07:08:17 AM
Link works though...and the comments are a good!

Michael Horton10 hours ago
Watching this makes me wonder if Netflix was worried they had too many subscribers...?

Bret Leback11 hours ago
This is EXACTLY why Trump won. Exactly why.
People are sick and tired of this perverted Progressive mental illness bullsh*t that is the Democrat party.
Smash Cultural Marxism.
Smash Progressive Religion/Ideology.

TwentyPercentDash8 hours ago
Bill Nye, using some slutty dancers to tell everyone to try anal, give strangers a hand-job, and basically f**k everyone. The only "science" going on here is the cluster of diseases you'll get if you follow this dance routine's advice.?
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on April 25, 2017, 06:56:46 PM
I'm still trying to wrap my head around the cultists who see Bill Nye MCing a Sonny and Cher like variety show featuring tranny entertainers.  We're finally getting to a point where my mind isn't totally processing the given inputs.

Some ear candy is deserved, after that crapfest.  Here's something from the recently departed Allan Holdsworth, inspiration to a lot of popular guitar players, including Eddie Van Halen and Alex Lifeson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIcU--oNKQ4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIcU--oNKQ4)

Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: Libertas on April 26, 2017, 06:59:15 AM
Alvin & the Chipmunks would sound better too, but that was better, thanks.  Nimble fingers.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on January 22, 2018, 06:50:12 PM
Okie dokie.  This is a bit of a style change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew8MUT00aK0&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew8MUT00aK0&feature=youtu.be)

From Teen Beat wannabe to the Man on the Silver Mountain.
Title: Re: The "I Saw This Bit Of Music On The Net" Thread
Post by: ToddF on April 20, 2018, 11:29:57 PM
More than a bit of music, actually, but a pretty inspirational story I never knew. 

https://vimeo.com/143462662 (https://vimeo.com/143462662)

New York Doll, about New York Dolls bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane.  The New York Dolls were a proto punk band mostly known for spinning off the career of David Johansen, aka Buster Poindexter.  Back to the flick, it's the story of Kane's life.  You can see sadness in him, knowing how he pissed away his chance at the big time because of alcohol, a little jealousy of Johansen for his success, yet he's happy where he's at, a Mormon, believe it or not.  And you can see the happiness in him when he finally gets his shot to do it right, as a New York Dolls reunion is scheduled.  And ultimately sadness, knowing he died just three weeks after that concert, of leukemia.

If you like the music, a complex character, and an emotional roller coaster ride, give it a watch.