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Prokofieff's Alexander Nevsky (Abbado/LSO) Deutsche Gramophone LP

Bloody good stuff. Next time, I'm going to see if I can synchronise it somehow so I can watch the Eisenstein DVD on my plasma while my TT is playing...

Roy Eldrige 4 (Oscar Peterson on piano, Niels Pedersen on bass, Bobby Durham on drums) - Live in Montreux '77 on Pablo LP

Fantastic! This was a throw-in at the flea market buy this past weekend near Madison Square Park, where I snuck away to when my kids were playing at the TimeOut NY Kids Fest... apparently the owner either never played it much or taped the LP, as it's virtually pristine. For 0 cents spent, you can't beat this, Eldridge's final record as a leader.

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Prokofieff's Alexander Nevsky (Abbado/LSO) Deutsche Gramophone LP

Next time, I'm going to see if I can synchronise it somehow so I can watch the Eisenstein DVD on my plasma while my TT is playing...


You are a wild and crazy guy, SD.


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Roy Eldrige 4 (Oscar Peterson on piano, Niels Pedersen on bass, Bobby Durham on drums) - Live in Montreux '77 on Pablo LP

Fantastic! This was a throw-in at the flea market buy this past weekend near Madison Square Park


Sweet score!

Last night I listened to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska. On CD, believe it or not. (I don't own it on LP.)

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The Cramps - Bad Music for Bad People (still can't believe Lux is dead)

Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspiracy (always been a triphop fave of mine)

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Michael Lorimer Remembranza lp

Didn't spin any Cramps, but since tejas brought it up I'm going to have to!

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The Cramps - Bad Music for Bad People (still can't believe Lux is dead)

good record.

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Last night I listened to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska. On CD, believe it or not. (I don't own it on LP.)


(at listening to a CD - gasp! - and your review of The Lights album, excellent, btw, was also of the digital persuasion. Someone get this man a defibulator.)

What's funny is that at the flea market sale, I bought the Darkness at the Edge of Town LP finally, definitely remembered your post...

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Porcupine tree-fear of a blank planet. Those guys will be the next Pink floyd if someone ever notices them.

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(at listening to a CD - gasp! - and your review of The Lights album, excellent, btw, was also of the digital persuasion. Someone get this man a defibulator.)


I know, I know. But the girls in Lights inspired me. Mmm...

They're playing at Le Poisson Rouge next week, AND I REALLY WANT TO GO, but I have a sort of scheduling conflict (tix to the Subway Series -- Let's go Mets! Yankees suck!)


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What's funny is that at the flea market sale, I bought the Darkness at the Edge of Town LP finally, definitely remembered your post...


Ha! I recalled your comment regarding Nebraska as I listened.

Last night I listened to Lydia Lunch: Queen of Siam. Outstanding, both musically and sonically. I listened once all the way through, flipped it over and listened again.

Then I listened to her duet with Rowland S. Howard, Some Velvet Morning, b/w "I Fell in Love with a Ghost." Also awesome.

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They're playing at Le Poisson Rouge next week, AND I REALLY WANT TO GO, but I have a sort of scheduling conflict (tix to the Subway Series -- Let's go Mets! Yankees suck!)


I hear ya. Can't stand the Spanks. That line-up is killer, though, now that Texeira's got some protection & is producing... could be problematic now that the Mets have forgotten how to hit homers...

Some serial-killerish book suggestions for listening to Nebraska:

Cormac McCarthy's "Child of God" and David Peace's "Tokyo Year Zero."

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It's been Flatlanders, et al this week at Casa de Buddha (Hollister, Ca joke.)

Flatlanders: Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely (who looks like MF,) and Butch Hancock.

That kind of country that doesn't get played on country radio.

New album released at the end of March, and pretty good!

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calexico - spoke lp

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I hear ya. Can't stand the Spanks. That line-up is killer, though, now that Texeira's got some protection & is producing... could be problematic now that the Mets have forgotten how to hit homers...


Yeah, the Yanks have a sick lineup. But I guess you can do that when you have an endless supply of cash. Not that the Mets' bankroll is small, or anything. But the Mets are much more fun, even when they're losing to the shitty-ass Pirates. And let's not forget that half of their starting lineup is on the DL. Once those guys get back, you gotta figure the Mets'll be alright.


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Some serial-killerish book suggestions for listening to Nebraska: Cormac McCarthy's "Child of God" and David Peace's "Tokyo Year Zero."


Spooky! I recently OD'ed on Cormac McCarthy, but this sounds like fun.

Last night I listened to a lot of very loud pop music while at Stout's on 33rd Street. Have you noticed that all of today's pop songs are about sex? I know it's always been that way, but these days it sorta seems more blatant. Like dudes used to be clever about it, metaphorical and shit. Nowadays, it's just like, "Let's have birthday sex," "I wanna have sex right now na na na," "I'm gonna screw you over the phone," etc.

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All the baseball talk prompted me to play

Eric Benet A Day In The Life CD
He was married to Halle Berry who was married to David Justice

That led me to John Mayall The Turning Point LP
Eric Benet did his CD at home on a four track. The John Mayall is a live recording. I know that's a non sequitur, but that's how my mind works!

That led me to Miles Davis Tutu CD
Don't Lose Your Mind has a Reggae sound and feel

Which led me to The Complete Bob Marley and the Wailers CD

That's the way my twisted mind works.

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the pixies - trompe le monde and bossanova lps
the chameleons - the fan and the bellows lp

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MMmmmmmm......Pixies

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I know it's always been that way, but these days it sorta seems more blatant. Like dudes used to be clever about it, metaphorical and shit. Nowadays, it's just like, "Let's have birthday sex," "I wanna have sex right now na na na," "I'm gonna screw you over the phone," etc.

Blatant crudeness has no style or depth. Like pop culture run amok- with no irony or humor- just merchandise and cheesy totems signifying membership in the new generation. It used to be about feeling like an outsider and being okay with it. What am I ranting about?

Anyway-

Listened to Mellow Man Ace, Escape From Havana on cd.

Then Tower of Power's Urban Renewal on vinyl. Such a fat horn section- you can't get baritone sax to sound so real on digital.

Then Santana's Santana on vinyl . Guajira has some killer cowbell. (both vintage pressings)

Ended with Al Di Meola's Elegant Gypsy on Japanese import SACD.

I was feeling all Latino and with it .

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Best Peter Gabriel songs about sex...

"Sledgehammer" and "Kiss that Frog."

On a related note:

Is "Please Please Me" about what I think it's about?

Last night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try, girl
C'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon)
Please please me, whoa yeah, like I please you

You don't need me to show the way, love
Why do I always have to say "love"
C'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon)
Please please me, whoa yeah, like I please you

I don't wanna sound complaining
But you know there's always rain in my heart (In my heart)
I do all the pleasing with you, it's so hard to reason
With you, whoah yeah, why do you make me blue

Last night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try, girl
C'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon), c'mon (C'mon)
Please please me, whoa yeah, like I please you
(Me) Whoa yeah, like I please you
(Me) Whoa yeah, like I please you

Was John a cunning linguist, or what?

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http://www.last.fm/music/Luther%2BWright%2B%2526%2Bthe%2BWrongs/Rebuild+the+Wall

Imagine, if you can, total tongue in cheek deep south country hick bluegrass versions of the songs of ..Pink Floyd:The Wall.

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The Cramps Look Mom, No Head! lp

David Lanz/Paul Speer Desert Visions lp

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The Kinks-Sleepwalker LP (First record I ever bought for myself-and probobly my favorite)

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John Coltrane "Blue Train" - I revisit music I do not always get the first time because I feel like I am missing something (a la Sketches of Spain) but Coltrane still sounds like scrambled eggs once you get past that first snippet of melody (I sure I will be crucified for saying that).

Lou Donaldson "Alligator Boogaloo" My kind of jazz - with an added bonus of George Benson sitting in.

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but Coltrane still sounds like scrambled eggs once you get past that first snippet of melody (I sure I will be crucified for saying that).

Absolutely not! But how tall are you just in case...?

Have you listened to Bags And Trane? It's a little less hard bopping with lots of melody. Milt Jackson on vibes and JC chase each other around in a very swinging set. Then give Blue Train another listen. A Love Supreme might blow your fuse, however.

It was easy to get mystical in the '60's when this stuff was (and still is) cutting edge musical expressionism. Marijuana helped a lot.

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Marijuana helped a lot.

Lacking that you might try a system that has the ability to unravel the rhythms. As your system improves you should find this sort of music much easier to follow - appreciate is another thing but the eggs can be unscrambled.

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teenage panzerkorps (der tpk) - games for slaves lp
acetone - s/t lp
acetone - if you only knew cd
interpol - antics lp
calexico - the black light cd
some german band, krysthsmo...something or other. they sound like wire.

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Last night I listened to:

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger
I love this album. Beautiful songs, beautifully recorded. And Adams sings his ass off on this one. At the time I bought it (about a year ago), you could find it anywhere for about $10, on sweet orange vinyl.

Delaney, Bonnie, and Friends: To Bonnie, From Delaney
I really don't know anything about these guys, but I enjoyed the record. Some of the "friends" include: Duane Allman, Sneaky Pete, King Curtis, and Little Richard. The music is a pretty cool mix of gospel, soul, rock, and blues, and in that sense sort of reminds me of an Ike & Tina album. It's on Atco Records, from 1970, and my copy doesn't sound too good -- sounds kinda lifeless. It's a nice gatefold that opens up to a vertical spread showing Bonnie and Delaney in sweet, loving embrace.

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John Coltrane "Blue Train" - I revisit music I do not always get the first time because I feel like I am missing something (a la Sketches of Spain) but Coltrane still sounds like scrambled eggs once you get past that first snippet of melody (I sure I will be crucified for saying that).

Lou Donaldson "Alligator Boogaloo" My kind of jazz - with an added bonus of George Benson sitting in.

There was a time when Trane sounded like a demented Cuckoo to me. Then one day I heard My Favorite Things and all things Trane became understandable. I don't remember the exact circumstances but since that time I've liked all of his output. It's possible that others have had this kind of epiphany about music or artists they originally didn't like.

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The Shadows of Knight Gloria lp

Buddy Guy/Junior Wells/Junior Mance Buddy and the Juniors lp (marble wax!)

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the fall - the light user syndrome cd

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Some of Trane still sounds like scrambled eggs to me, but I really like the way he scrambles those eggs! While better systems ALWAYS help, I believe that a part of what he did was just over my head right now. I will have to catch up a bit.

Last night I was listening to the new Green Day disc. It was my eldest daughter's pay for doing some baby sitting of her younger sibs. I appreciate how the band is stretching out, the almost heavy metal guitars on a few of the numbers make me smile too. For myself I listened to some Squeeze. Tempted was the highlight, especially Elvis' vocal parts, they just make me happy, kind of like listening to Count Basie or Fats Waller.

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All the sax talk influenced me. So, last night was

Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus LP (Original)
Sonny Rollins Way Out West CD
Stanley Turrentine Sugar LP (Original)
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman LP (Original)

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23 skidoo - seven songs & urban gamelan cds

garbage - s/t lp. what complete garbage, seriously. this one is going up for sale. i can't believe i ever liked any of this, though i remember liking 3 tracks back when it came out.

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A live performance of mostly folk and rural music played by two performers playing on dulcimer, guitar, fiddle and bowed psaltery. The performance was held in the local Methodist church sanctuary with very nice sound in a large, open space. "In the Garden" doesn't sound the same on a dulcimer as when Johnny Cash performed it.

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king crimson - beat & in the wake of poseidon.

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Poncho Sanchez Do It! cd (one of my very few!)

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Dave Mathews Band, Everyday CD
Gota, It's So Different Here CD
Return To Forever, Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy LP

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The new LP by Grizzly Bear,and before that Sonic Youth's The Eternal. VERY good stuff indeed...

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pulp - his & hers, this is hardcore, & different class

radiohead - kid a & the bends

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The past few evenings (sans father's day):

Tin House Tin House lp

Crabby Appleton Crabby Appleton lp

Dust Hard Attack lp

The Standells Dirty Water lp

Alice Cooper Love It to Death lp

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flying lotus - los angeles

tortoise - beacons of ancestorship

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Glad, By Winwood and Traffic, on the big black 33 rpm CD's.

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Cass McCombs - Catacombs
Psychic Ills - Dins & Mirror Eye

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Yo enframed. I'm digging that Psychic Ills record, too.

Last night (and the night before that and this morning, too) I listened to the Bowerbirds' Upper Air. Sort of similar to Bon Iver or John Vanderslice. Delicate and powerful songs with sparse arrangements, gorgeous vocals, and provocative lyrics, an inherent sadness but with a sort of joy, too, all beautifully recorded, with sometimes stunning dynamics. Very nice.

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Last night I listened to Cecil Barfield's South Georgia Blues. Gritty, passionate blues played with large, rough hands and howled and yelped from the gut.

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The past few days...

Elvis Presley - two versions of the '68 comeback special: 'Memories,' the 2 cd set, and the 'complete' 4 cd set.

Bob Dylan - 'Bringing It All Back Home,' the sacd hybrid. I always forget how much I like 'Hero Blues.'

Evan Parker - 'Boustrophedon.' I pretty much hate European improvised music, which has all the liabilities of avant garde jazz and none of the pluses. But this is pretty good.

Funkadelic - 'Standing on The Verge of Getting It On.' I drove through downtown in a marked company news vehicle with this blasting. I figure people were going 'Who's the old man?' And 'What's the old man music?'

David Murray - 'Ballads,' one of my favorites of his roughly half billion albums.

disc 1 of Mahler

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Reveal by R.E.M. on DVD-A and OnlyThe Lonely by Frank Sinatra on cd. It was a wistful, melancholy evening.

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Fiery Furnaces: I'm Going Away
This might be my favorite Fiery Furnaces album. I'm always impressed by the band, but have often found them frustrating because they can be so spazzy. But here the songs progress in a much more linear, conventional manner, while still being alluring and thoughtful. These are some extremely good pop songs. And they sound great, too.

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Another Stoney Evening on dvd-a. Earlier I hit random on the computer and listened to some going to sleep music with the wife and kids. That showed me that I either needed to get used to listening to Diana Krall every other song on that playlist, or I needed to update it. So I spent a few updating and adding to the evening playlist.

Some of the softer Beatles, "Good Night" of course, most of the mellow stuff from Alex Chilton's Cliches, then I got to Phil Keaggy and got a bit overwhelmed.

That led to Another Stoney.

Happy listening everyone.

Trey

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The Pains at Being Pure at Heart - S/T (Slumberland): Band that gets back to 80's indie roots; great melodies and hooks, not very well recorded, but great music - I look for this band to break out more on the indie scene

Gillispie/Basie/Brown/Coker - The Gifted Ones (Pablo)- came across a sealed copy of this at Forever Young Records in Dallas. Great recording as much of the Pablo stuff is, Dizzzy and Basie really tear it up on much of this bluesy record, Ray Brown on the base is also very outstanding

Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics (WB) - revving up the Lips again as we await the new record (Embryonic) this fall. I actually like this album better than Yoshimi which most do not. Nice teal colored vinyl too! Trippy!

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...and watched disc 1 of the 40th anniversary director's cut of Woodstock. The DD 5.1 was mixed very well with everything front and centered with just the right amount of ambience in the surrounds. Very clean. Joan Baez's voice was as sweet as a nightingale's (whatever they sound like) and Alvin Lee finished off the first disc with his teasing, cajoling and ultimately incendiary Going Home. To have such a powerful blues/rock sensibility at his young age (he seemed so much older to me in '69!)- "what a trip," we used to say. Disc 2 tonight. Then to find time for all the extra previously unreleased tracks in the bonus discs. Might have to dig out the ol' bhang .

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We went and watched a musical play last night. "A Ride With Bob"; Spencer Theater, Alto NM; Asleep at the Wheel.

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