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    I'm listening to bands that everyone has heard of.

    I need a picture of Journey with the caption "HIPSTERS GONNA HATE"
    Journey have one good song. And it's way too much fun to sing drunk OR sober...
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    Jazz, to me, is far too mechanical
    Parts of it can be, sure, but jazz has lived for a century and seen the world: you won't be able to find any single aspect in it that you could apply to the whole genre.
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    I rather enjoy guitar wankery, personally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll View Post
    Again, this.
    This is kinda why I prefer Blues to Jazz. Jazz, to me, is far too mechanical, while Blues has so much more soul in it!
    I find it somewhat odd to call jazz mechanical, considering how much emphasis there is on improvisation. I also take issue with the idea that more technical flourishes necessarily make a song less soulful, which seems to be the underlying idea here. Remember that a lot of practice goes into being able to play like that, and every now and again people do develop those skills for reasons other than a desire to show them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll View Post
    Journey have one good song. And it's way too much fun to sing drunk OR sober...
    Gwyn is almost on point

    I think there are a few other ok Journey songs but a lot of them are silly
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadManSleeping View Post
    I'm listening to bands that everyone has heard of.

    I need a picture of Journey with the caption "HIPSTERS GONNA HATE"
    Solution: listen to smaller band with loyal following and potential for growth. May I recommend I Fight Dragons? Band out of Chicago (what band isn't) with a loyal following and an interesting musical asthetic combining old video game beeps and bloops with guitars and drums. Rock/pop. Example song: Save World Get Girl.
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    It took me nearly eternity to browse through this thread and my music list expanded considerably. I have been positively surprised by the ammount of good, contemporary bands.

    As far as instrumental pieces go, nothing is higher on my list then Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21.

    From artist I'd like to present in this thread:

    Pomplamoose - two persons writing, playing, mixing songs and having a blast, while doing it. Apart from original works, they do covers and IMO their rendition of Mr Sandman is top notch.

    Stepdad - most likely falls under some subgenre of electronic music. I can't pinpoint, why I like their music. So uh... check it yourself.

    Motion Trio - I don't know, if there even exists a genre they could be properly described with. I got to know them through their fantastic improvisation with Bobby McFerrin. Very emotional and captivating music.

    I listen to quite a lot of Blue yster Cult lately - they are vastly more known, then the other bands mentioned, but they definetly deserve to be mentioned (especially with all the rock and metal bands mentioned in this thread already).

    Also: there was a moment, when strong female vocalists vere discussed. I wouldn't be myself, if I wouldn't mention Kate Bush on such a occasion. Her duet with Rowan Atkinson is worth hearing as well.

    A lot of things I listen to comes from a few interesting radio auditions (that unfortunately are airing so late I have to record them instead of hearing live). From there comes Birthday by Cruxshadows (very interesting lyrics on that one) and Archive. I don't listen to those two very often, but they are never entirely forgotten.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll View Post
    Again, this.
    This is kinda why I prefer Blues to Jazz. Jazz, to me, is far too mechanical, while Blues has so much more soul in it!
    Please don't take it personally, but for some reason it reminds me of Stormwind Fallacy. Blues is played for different reasons then jazz and it shows, but the good old Benny Goodman (it might not be jazz, but I'm somewhat fuzzy on genres), Henry Mancini and Louis Armstrong do seem to put their all into their creations. This piece by Yoko Kanno hardly seems to be a technical exercise either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Pomplamoose - two persons writing, playing, mixing songs and having a blast, while doing it. Apart from original works, they do covers and IMO their rendition of Mr Sandman is top notch.
    Mmmm. Love me some Pomplamoose. If I may say so myself, Nat Dawn's damn fine.
    Actually, they live near me. Saw Nat at the local music gear store once, but I wasn't sure if it was her so I didn't say anything. I regret it immensely.
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    their fantastic improvisation with Bobby McFerrin. Very emotional and captivating music.
    a little bit of Bobby McFerrin makes everything better

    my current youtube playlist is a little random, lately..
    a bit of Klezroym;
    a bit of Tom Waits, an old favourite of mine;
    a bit of Queen;
    something a bit more local to me Noa and Carlo Fava;
    Victor Borge who you simply can't beat for quality and comedy in classic music;
    Gogol Bordello for some moustached fun;
    the pogues and the dubliners together... do I even need to say why?
    a fairly recent discovery (for me), Professor Elemental
    Flogging Molly

    and finally a little something I bumped into years ago, which I dig up occasionally Ugly Band
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    Victor Borge who you simply can't beat for quality and comedy in classic music;
    Heh, I'd dusted-off one of my old VHS tapes of a show of his last month. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll View Post
    Journey have one good song. And it's way too much fun to sing drunk OR sober...
    Two good songs. There's wheel in the sky, or separate ways if that's the one you were thinking of. And it's really too much fun to sing with any sort of dignity

    There are some freeform types of jazz that's really rather untechnical, but quite good. Although I'm more of a blues fan as well.

    Oh, speaking of guitarring, Malmsteen. Malmsteen forevermore.
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    At the moment, I am rocking out to How You Like Me Now by The Heavy.

    IT IS AWESOME.

    The world needs more funk.
    You can shout it from the roof-tops, you'll be preaching to the choir.
    And you better get started on this funeral pyre, and one day I will truly set myself on fire so you can see how dim my light is.
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    Oh, speaking of guitarring, Malmsteen. Malmsteen forevermore.
    No Malmsteen. Please no Malmsteen.
    Gimme Andy Gill or Robert Smith any day.
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    As far solo guitarists go, Dominic Frasca is interesting.
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    a little bit of Bobby McFerrin makes everything better
    Ho do makes all the worries go away.

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    Victor Borge who you simply can't beat for quality and comedy in classic music;
    You should definately check MozART Group. They also did a show with Bobby McFerrin. Their offical site.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow of the Sun View Post
    At the moment, I am rocking out to How You Like Me Now by The Heavy.

    IT IS AWESOME.

    The world needs more funk.
    You said the magic word.
    The Temptations: Glasshouse, Power, The Prophet.

    Isaac Hayes: Funky Junky, Shaft theme.

    James Brown: Too Funky In Here, Funky Drummer.

    I'm not sure, if those two would qualify as funk though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Ho do makes all the worries go away.
    Kinda makes me feel like every little thing is gonna be alright, ya know?


    Also, I've finally (finally) gotten around to listening to Flaming Lips, specifically Embryonic. HELLUVA album right there.
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    They also did a show with Bobby McFerrin.
    that's where I know them from
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    As far solo guitarists go, Dominic Frasca is interesting.
    He's good, but he's not quite the volcano of ice cold man that Ewan Dobson is.
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    Would you guys classify Earth, Wind, and Fire as funk or rhythm and blues?
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    Funk vs RnB...
    I think there are cases where it's very clear-cut which is which, and cases where it's pretty irrelevant. EWF, in my opinion, are the latter. If I had to get technical I'd say they're "soft funk", as opposed to, say, Funkadelic.
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    Listening to my dad's strange compilations of strange music.

    Finished 14 Tracks in Love with Mali, finished 14 Tracks Raved Up: Junglist Hardcore, and now goin' through 14 Tracks Uncovering the Squashed Funk of LA.

    I liked the Junglist Hardcore best.
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    Would you guys classify Earth, Wind, and Fire as funk or rhythm and blues?
    i would check All of the Above and Then some

    has anybody else seen the Everybody Hates Chris episode with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindablue View Post
    He's good, but he's not quite the volcano of ice cold man that Ewan Dobson is.
    I have to agree on that. Guitarists with such raw power usualy play in electric league. Take Richard Dale as an example. On the other hand, it would be difficult to compare technique mastery between the two.

    A vastly different style would be that of Paul Simon. It's quite amazing, what an atmosphere he can build without fancy riffs. Him and Garfunkel are all about 2 voices and 1 guitar - anything else is redundant.

    I wonder, if there were guitar riff-offs in the style of Gene Krupa/Buddy Rich battle.
    Quote Originally Posted by scienceguy8 View Post
    Would you guys classify Earth, Wind, and Fire as funk or rhythm and blues?
    I'm not sure, but in the same basket as Heatwave and possibly Commodores and Donna Summer.
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    i would check All of the Above and Then some

    has anybody else seen the Everybody Hates Chris episode with them?
    Do you have any hints on how to find information about them? Due to the peculiarity of their name, Google search is non-trivial.
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    Maaaaaaaaaaan...

    69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields is just wonderful.
    That album contains the single greatest rhyme known to man. Louvre/Manueve.
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    That album contains the single greatest rhyme known to man. Louvre/Manueve.
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    just sayin'... this does cheer you up mightily, when you're working despite a massive cold and the flu
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    Quote Originally Posted by dehro View Post
    just sayin'... this does cheer you up mightily, when you're working despite a massive cold and the flu
    It does, but if you have to break a really bad mood, you need stronger stuff like Loudon Wainwright III.
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    Lately I've been listening a lot to Dub Trio, a great instrumental metal/dub group probably best known for backing Matisyahu and Mike Patton's Peeping Tom project. Normally they sound something like this; with gues vocals from mr. Patton they sound like this (featuring a super-addictive pop hook wrapped in an experimental, dub-y rock/metal soundscape - awesome, indeed)
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    So.

    Tom Waits is bringing out a new album in a week. Anyone else excited as ALL HELLS?
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    So.

    Tom Waits is bringing out a new album in a week. Anyone else excited as ALL HELLS?
    oooh... me! me!
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    So.

    Tom Waits is bringing out a new album in a week. Anyone else excited as ALL HELLS?
    AH MAH GAWD
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    this is great!
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