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#6401 2021-03-26 10:54:31

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ I noticed the reviews too, will have to give it a listen.

The first track from Black Midi's upcoming album is out - if the whole album is like this it could be a challenging listen...

https://bmblackmidi.bandcamp.com/track/john-l

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#6402 2021-03-26 12:45:47

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Björk - Debut

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#6403 2021-03-26 23:48:16

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Kat Skinner presents Dub U Crazy, Episode 21...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RX9VmI … sp=sharing

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#6404 2021-03-27 00:20:40

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ The crowd cheers and cries out for a playlist. nice.

10-2bit

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#6405 2021-03-27 01:11:01

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

eight.bit.al wrote:

^ The crowd cheers and cries out for a playlist. nice.

10-2bit

Except that I posted the wrong link. That was Episode 20 from 2 weeks ago. I think this is it, Episode 21...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SE1vld … sp=sharing

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#6406 2021-03-27 01:29:11

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Oh good, 'cause I missed it last time.

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#6407 2021-03-27 01:43:20

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Cool. Here's the Soundcloud link...

https://soundcloud.com/hhh-orb/kat-skin … ucrazyep21

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#6408 2021-03-27 05:19:51

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

glittersloth wrote:

https://floatingpoints.bandcamp.com/album/promises
Not often I agree with mainstream reviews, but this is really quite stunning work. On my third listen now. LP ordered.

Not all that often I click one of glitter's links, but glad I did today. It's beautiful.

And Pharoah Sanders is still making music!


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#6409 2021-03-27 05:24:29

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Remastered etc Grateful Dead's skull-and-roses live album just came out apparently.
This version of The Other One is pretty good:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y38U5xQU7gs


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#6410 2021-03-27 23:34:37

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ Great music, shitty recording (the Grateful Dead formula). Also a fairly shitty recording, Grateful Dead - Help On The Way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH2MGQ6mpKE

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#6411 2021-03-28 00:03:16

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

But where is my love for this? I poured my heart and soul into mixing it. Making a 58 minute radio show is only easy once or twice, when you know what you want to play. After that it gets progressively harder.

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#6412 2021-03-28 04:48:11

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

Great music, shitty recording (the Grateful Dead formula).

This was 1971, don't forget. I always thought the Dead live recordings were good compared with other live albums at that time. Or do you prefer more ambience and crowd noise? The sound is pretty dry, agreed.


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#6413 2021-03-28 13:42:08

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:
hhh wrote:

But where is my love for this? I poured my heart and soul into mixing it. Making a 58 minute radio show is only easy once or twice, when you know what you want to play. After that it gets progressively harder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmSBHrlh1rM

8bit

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#6414 2021-03-28 16:14:44

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

johnraff wrote:
hhh wrote:

Great music, shitty recording (the Grateful Dead formula).

This was 1971, don't forget. I always thought the Dead live recordings were good compared with other live albums at that time. Or do you prefer more ambience and crowd noise? The sound is pretty dry, agreed.

I hate most of the live recordings, the Dead sounded best in the studio or actually live. Most of the bootlegs sound like a backyard band of southern hobos. I was there for two summers at SPAC (Saratoga, NY) in the mid-eighties and the Miami Heat arena in '91 plus a dozen other shows around New England. SPAC was incredible, but the Miami show after Jerry recovered from his coma and they premiered the Phil Lesh tune 'Hell in a Bucket', that was the best. Jerry's sound crackled, like you could hear the electricity. I can't describe it, the sound was so clean but so... crackly and crisp. Pick noise, string noise, electrical noise, and he was on fire, it was amazing.

I love the studio recordings, the production is great and the Dead shine as serious musicians.

Shakedown Street (1978)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lCMUkqpI7o

Franklin's Tower (1975 and one of the best album artworks of all time, Wish You Were Here level, and some extremely tasteful drumming from the band's two drummers, very subtle and just a hint of a slow back-beat with the tambourine hits)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55TOIJxKc74

Terrapin Station (1977)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugRct9pNQYM

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#6415 2021-03-28 16:43:49

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

George Benson, an interview with a lot of great guitar playing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh9N0SjJJlc

Herbie Hancock, piano, Vinnie Colaiuta, drums, Tal Wilkenfeld, bass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slBB10vhVaU

George Benson, live in studio with Chick Corea...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slBB10vhVaU

RIP Chic.

Larry Carlton Trio live...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slBB10vhVaU

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#6416 2021-03-29 08:27:43

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

...the Miami show after Jerry recovered from his coma and they premiered the Phil Lesh tune 'Hell in a Bucket', that was the best. Jerry's sound crackled, like you could hear the electricity. I can't describe it, the sound was so clean but so... crackly and crisp. Pick noise, string noise, electrical noise, and he was on fire, it was amazing.

Wow. Wish I had been there. Saw them only once, on the "Europe 72" tour, and yes, pretty good but I think the grey weather got to them a bit. And I was a little... disconnected anyway. smile

I love the studio recordings, the production is great and the Dead shine as serious musicians.

Sorry, there we have to differ. I don't really like any of their studio work that much (possible exemption for Bob & Jerry's solo albums) and especially dislike when it sounds as if they want to be taken for serious musicians.

The edgy hard sound of "Live Dead" (the red coffin) is still the best for me after all these years. Especially Dark Star which periodically haunts me.


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#6417 2021-03-29 14:16:56

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#6418 2021-03-29 16:51:32

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dick's Picks Vol. 3 is pretty wonderful (re: Grateful Dead live recordings). It is one of the "Betty Boards" recordings.

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#6419 2021-03-29 18:11:45

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

This was 1971, don't forget. I always thought the Dead live recordings were good compared with other live albums at that time. Or do you prefer more ambience and crowd noise? The sound is pretty dry, agreed.

The Dead sound best live, and of course there's the X factor energy of the crowd and the acoustics of the venue.  I think their live recordings are probably better than their studio work, because then you get the real essence of what they were doing out there on the road.  There was a vibrant community of tapers and many version often available of the same show, some of much better quality than others.

I was there for two summers at SPAC (Saratoga, NY) in the mid-eighties and the Miami Heat arena in '91 plus a dozen other shows around New England. SPAC was incredible, but the Miami show after Jerry recovered from his coma and they premiered the Phil Lesh tune 'Hell in a Bucket', that was the best. Jerry's sound crackled, like you could hear the electricity. I can't describe it, the sound was so clean but so... crackly and crisp. Pick noise, string noise, electrical noise, and he was on fire, it was amazing.

Do you have the date of this particular event?

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#6420 2021-03-29 22:45:53

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'90 or '91 were the years I lived in South Beach. I think it was late in '90. Claudio and I, violinists in the New World Symphony at the time, conducted by Michael Tilson-Thomas, did mushrooms. Hey, we were Deadheads. The show sounded fantastic and we had a blast. Leaving the Arena, we went out the wrong door (all the exits and the entrances look the same). Half way down the street we realized we were in Overtown (the ghetto) when we saw a huge guy, ripped, shirtless, carrying a shotgun coming up the street.

Yeah, we turned around.

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#6421 2021-03-29 22:50:03

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

johnraff wrote:

Especially Dark Star which periodically haunts me.

Well, we're in agreement there. smile

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#6422 2021-03-29 23:04:38

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Frank Zappa - The Black Page (parts 2 and 1, the youtube title is wrong). Zappa does prog rock and he does it right...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDQE82ElyJg

Also, how awesome are those drumkits?

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#6423 2021-03-29 23:50:33

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Movie detail, The Silence of the Lambs, here's the Glenn Gould recording (you should recognize the scene immediately, he's in his new cell preparing to murder the guards when they feed him. Spoiler alert, he dines on them (Mind the drawings.) One of the most amazing recordings I'll ever hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah392lnFHxM

The scene, they used a different pianist imitating the Gould recording, because they wanted it a little faster or they couldn't get the rights at a good price, who knows. NSF life, of course...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He1MTYvyUes

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#6424 2021-03-30 00:05:27

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ OK, hold up. Zenph? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah392lnFHxM

I'm out of the loop, behind the times, apparently...

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/sto … d=10439850

That's some amazing technology. And you don't have to worry about Gould's vocals bleeding into the mics.

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#6425 2021-03-30 00:14:48

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ Well, now I'm less amazed, the remastered original 1955 recording sounds better to me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwas_7H5KUs

This is the version they should have used in Silence of the Lambs, somebody remaster this emerald...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZCSOdi19jQ

At 4:50 I was all "No Bach, don't. I can't handle the emotions." And sure enough at the beginning and at 6:20 or so, I hear Gould moan creepily. The horror. The beauty. The horror of the beauty.

My goodness, the camera shots. It's the Addams Family, two Things playing the piano while a small Lurch sits there and fakes it for Morticia.

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