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#6426 2021-03-30 00:21:05

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

All sounds like raindrops on overturned pots to me. YMMV.

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#6427 2021-03-30 00:30:56

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Revelation, Gould is Bosch's "Musical Hell" from his tryptich "The Garden Of Earthly Delights" personified.

Live, 1981, the variations are slower, more contemplative and more authoratative, and the singing is much, much more soulful. In this first piece, the Silence one, you can tell that he's trying to convey meaning in every single keystroke, and he succeeds, even through the warbly recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySq76KD1gZA

One more comments.. exquisite delicacy on the slow movements, freaking hammer fingers for the technical ones. PLONK PLONK PLONKA PLONK plonka plonka plonka plinka. aaaaaaaaaand the jaw, he's getting ready eat Ripley in his fashionable '70s suit and haircut.

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#6428 2021-03-30 01:06:34

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Zappa live, 1973, Dupree's Paradise. Ponty on electric fiddle is my idle, how he plays jazz licks like that as a classically trained violinist like me is mind blowing to me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr6mTloYJJs

And then Zappa just flies over the SG in his nice jacket.

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#6429 2021-03-30 01:30:02

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

I guarantee you, the best television you will see Today. Zappa on Swedish TV with Jean-Luc Ponty, Ian Anderson, George Duke and Ruth Underwood, 1973, They start with Montana from Overnite Sensation (it's from the same show but with worse quality, but it's a better song and guitar solo)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKpd0l-O77U Zappa is possesed on guitar.

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#6430 2021-03-30 02:24:39

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Zappa, Joe's Garage, 1979, arguably Frank's best album (Hot Ratz, Overnite Sensation, Sheik Yerbouti, the Best Band You Never Heard, any of the Shut Up and Play Yer' Guitar albums, it's arguable). @laMarca, name it, the best Zappa recording. 2000 Motels because of the video? Something from the new Alex Winter documentary where he has access to the Zappa vault, which I have not seen yet but am dying to? "As you can see, girls, music, disease, heartbreak. They all go together."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeoEKsu … bPEBJOyjTr

There's a recording of Zappa jamming with Hendrix in that vault apparently, somebody needs to find that footage or audio ASAP.

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#6431 2021-03-30 03:06:46

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Token of My Extreme, holy moly does that recording sound crisp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUqEj2x … r&index=10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPzvr9S … r&index=11

I just realized, if Zappa was Dr. Seuss this album cover would be recalled. Go Moon Unit, make dad proud. And the song in German is brilliant. Fick mich, du miserabler hurensohn. Streck aus deinen heissen gelockten. Aber beklecker nicht das sofa, sofa.

I won't translate it to English, I'm pushing the envelope enough here.

I apologize if I've offended anybody.

-edit- Yeah I'll try to translate, I hope I get corrected and learn something...

F**k me, you miserable son of a whore (Zappa sings it in English in that song as "You ugly son of a bitch.") Stick out you're hot curly weenie is the next line translated to English? That seems like a generous translation. Heissen gelockten means hot curly with no weenie, right? Where does weenie come from? Is it just implied? An implied weenie?!? These are the important questions!!!

Duh, I forgot that after that Zappa and the band proudly sing "SCHWANZ!!! AyeeAyeeAaaaaahhhh!!! Mach es sehr schnell! Rein und raus! Magisches schwein!"

But don't get the jizz on that sofa, sofa (Zappa translates it to English as *don't get no jizz upon that sofa, sofa* Aber beklecker nicht is "but the jizz not", in context something like "but don't get jizz on the sofa". so that's a little liberty in Zappa's Englsih tranlation). Your place or mine, your place or mine. You'll love it, it looks just like a Telefunken U-47 (a famous German studio recording microphone known for it's sensitivity. It looks like a silver meshed dildo, a Steely Dan of sorts.)

^ The song title for the second link, Stick it out. After that, Sy-Borg. "Woah no!!! The golden shower must have shorted out his master circuits!" "I must have plooooooked him, hey! To dea-eath, hey!"

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#6432 2021-03-30 14:59:12

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#6433 2021-03-31 05:21:42

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#6434 2021-04-01 22:45:20

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Kat Skinner presents Ep22 (music only preview, all reggae, almost 52 minutes)...

https://soundcloud.com/hhh-orb/duc-ep22 … nlypreview

-edit- I messed up the upload, it's coming now in about 10 minutes.

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#6435 2021-04-02 01:41:38

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^ Hearing all the clicks and pops in that. A few are in the tracks but most are from Alsa/Pulse, I think. I'm going to have try to install and configure jackd so I have some control over latency, I'm afraid. No, I'm really afraid. I did it once before and it was terrifying. I could easily end up with no audio at all. Penguin, you suck!

I mean, you get almost no info from Debian...

https://wiki.debian.org/JACK

You get more info from Arch, isn't this a fun little page?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/JA … ection_Kit

And you get Jack Sparrow from jackaudio.org

https://jackaudio.org/

Can I just get a good default sound setup out of a standard distro like Debian, please?

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#6436 2021-04-02 03:01:09

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OK, that wasn't so bad. Imported to audacity via pulse. but now exported to mp3 via jackd. It sounds better, I think. The old file has been replaced now, so no head-to-head comparison...

https://soundcloud.com/hhh-orb/duc-ep22 … nlypreview

Way better. This remaster fixes the clicks, I can use it for the final show.

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#6437 2021-04-04 18:42:33

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

If you have the patience for it, this is amazing. The complete session of Glenn Gould reissuing The Goldberg Variotions, some 26 years after the first recording made him basically an overnite sensation in classical piano performance, a rock star.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iho1yS2EPJI

What's really interesting to me is how normal and somewhat charismatic Gould is when talking in the studio at the beginning of the film. I thought he'd be all ethereal and reflective, but he's a confident intellectual persona, like Frank Zappa, for instance.

But then he plays that first piece, so slow, and transforms into this hunched, bloated, moaning, flappy-fingered, clicky-jawed horror. He's George Burns as Jabba the Hutt playing piano. He goes into such a state of inner space that he's in outer space. And then the first variation hits and it's hammer time. Time like an expensive analog Swiss watch, a TAG Heuer perhaps.

And his left hand in that first variation, Holy Moly. There is no weakness in volume or sensitivity or phrasing. It is perfect, just like his right hand. Completely ambidextrous at the piano (his right hand was his weaker otherwise, and he had physical problems with his hands throughout his life). But it goes like that through the whole recording, variation after variation of exquisite horror creating Fabergé eggs.

Well, that was damn poetic. Nice summary, hhh!

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#6438 2021-04-04 19:53:49

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Thanks for sharing.

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#6439 2021-04-04 20:10:56

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ My pleasure.

Daniel Lanois in studio...

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

Curious how he says the keys but not whether they're major or minor, I guess it's decided before so it's semi-inprovised. Anyway, a beautiful film with audio.

-edit- Co C to F sharp to G sharp sounds completely like a dissonant I-IV-V progression when you hear it spoken (tonic to the tri-tone to the augmented 5th of the scale), but if you described it as C to G flat to A flat (tonic to the the tri-tone to the flat sixth, if it was up a half-step it's the related minor chord (all the same scale tones as C major but starting on A, producing a minor scale, a minor third instead of a major one) it makes a little more sense why it sounds good. It's a weird I-IV-VI progression instead of a really weird I-IV-V one.

Daniel Lanois on pedal steel, live on KEXP...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCWIDn6Q6Xs

Daniel Lanois, Flesh and Machine (full album, 2014, a must hear if you appreciate experimental instrumental prog-rock, with a ton of dub influence, these tracks are great)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibh8SZ4 … HVHO_9H_r1

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#6440 2021-04-05 05:51:11

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Voodoo Chile (and Slight Return) in studio, with too much commentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2gdC99R93A

And Voodoo Chile live in Maui which I'm sure I've recently posted, but it's amazing and worth reposting...

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

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#6441 2021-04-05 06:25:01

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Daniel Lanois, NPR Tiny Desk, 2015...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUnUv_395vY

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#6442 2021-04-05 06:52:52

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

OK this is the "what are you listening to right now?" thread, and this is what my internal jukebox has been playing the last 2~3 days:
Edwin Starr - Stop Her On Sight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WJZFTE3Mjo

Pretty good song actually.


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#6443 2021-04-05 07:34:21

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

johnraff wrote:

OK this is the "what are you listening to right now?" thread, and this is what my internal jukebox has been playing the last 2~3 days:
Edwin Starr - Stop Her On Sight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WJZFTE3Mjo

Pretty good song actually.

It is the "What are you listening to now?" thread, and that's some good listening. I think I recently went on a James Barry/Henry Mancini/Burt Bacharach spam-fest. One by Garbage? Adele? No, Gladys Knight...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y04RcUJTzY

Perfect James Bond chords that fit in perfectly with what I was describing in a too technical way, and I continue...

In the key of C the progression is C (C D E F G A B C, 1st scale note, the tonic) to A flat (the flat of a, a is the 6th note up the scale but only the 3rd down, the relative minor,  the sub-mediant, the third being the mediant, but the 6th degree is altered down a half-step in this progression so the chord is A flat major instead of A minor, which means only the third of the chord fits with the first chord's scale, C, both the sixth, A and the fifth of that, the third of C, E, are not in C, it's A flat-C-E flat, a happy major chord, instead of A-C-E, a brooding minor one) to F (4th scale degree, and we're back in C major with F-A-C, the same as the five, G-B-D, the dominant chord, but a fifth below the tonic instead of a fifth above, hence the sub-dominant. Almost all current popular music favors the not-really-resolving, looping sound of I-IV-I over the classical sounding, Beethoven finale symphonic sounding finality of I-V-I, the foundation of western musical theory from way before Beethoven. Even rock started with it, the blues is I-IV-V-I, same as Mozart. Not I-IV-I, that came much later but has been all the rage since hip-hop started and downtempo continued it, etc...

Anyway... Tonic to flat sub mediant to sub dominate makes a really solid, slightly strange, evil sound. They are all major chords, but taking the VI down a half step makes the underlying progression, C to A flat to F, is a minor triad, a chord, that weakly resolves from IV to I instead of V-I like any classical composer would. It's a very clever, very evil sounding progression made of of 3 very happy chords on their own. But arrange it so you here that minor chord spelled out underneath by slipping those 2 notes in the middle chord down a half-step, and you hear that strong e to e flat, the major and minor of the tonic key so the second chord is major but sounds minor, add horns and put Gladys Knight on the mic, boom.

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#6444 2021-04-05 07:41:34

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^"Goldfinger" has (sounds like to me) pretty much the same riff.


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#6445 2021-04-05 08:14:15

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Indeed, even the Adele track keeps those elements. Duran Duran played with it a bit more, also Carly Simon, Tina Turner, Sam Smith, Garbage, Nancy Sinatra, almost every theme track.

Adele probably had this written for her, definitely arranged for her, it's so classically Bond/Barry. I am not a fan of Adele, I love this track...

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

I, flat VI major, IV (or minor, iv, F A-Flat-C in Skyfall and the i is minor a lot as well), slipping between major chords that sound minor due to the scale structure and progression and actual minor chords. And a lot of chromaticism, slipping up and down a half-step, to make it more confusing and emotional. Barry stole that trick from Mozart, he always did that. I, flat VI, IV, your ear, with it's subconscious musical history ingrained in it, is begging for what they finally give, one more chord and its resolution, the V-I full cadence.

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#6446 2021-04-05 17:55:14

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

Revelation, Gould is Bosch's "Musical Hell" from his tryptich "The Garden Of Earthly Delights" personified.

Live, 1981, the variations are slower, more contemplative and more authoratative, and the singing is much, much more soulful. In this first piece, the Silence one, you can tell that he's trying to convey meaning in every single keystroke, and he succeeds, even through the warbly recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySq76KD1gZA

One more comments.. exquisite delicacy on the slow movements, freaking hammer fingers for the technical ones. PLONK PLONK PLONKA PLONK plonka plonka plonka plinka. aaaaaaaaaand the jaw, he's getting ready eat Ripley in his fashionable '70s suit and haircut.

I checked this out, whoa dude.  That is really beautiful, thanks a lot!

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#6447 2021-04-05 21:38:37

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^ Thanks. Isn't there a paragraph in 2001, I think it's in the Huxley book, where the Captain (Dave) is talking about how at the beginning of the journey he was listening to popular tunes, and further into the journey he was into jazz, and then he went to Classical, and by the end of that even Mozart was too emotional for him and he landed on the mathematical precision of Bach. A good synposis, except Bach was passionate. it was just more St. John's passion, St. Matthews passion...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMf9XDQBAaI

One minute in and Bach has defined the entire consectutive history of Western music, and I'm not even trying to exaggerate. Throbbing rhythm, major to minor and back, circle of fifths, heavenly vocals that you can't understand, snaky cromanticism, not much contrasting material, a dirge. A hypnotic dirge, a death march, that's the most popular music.

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#6448 2021-04-05 21:48:09

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And endless repetition, it's 8 minutes in and Bach is still playing with the dirge, though it's getting more sensitive now and way more complex.

-edit- aaand it's 23 minutes in and I'm weeping at the perfection of it. Tears. I'm not even Christian, I'm an atheist. If you're a Christian... Mein Gott, es ist tiefgreifend.

And I'm going to hope that the root German word of profound in English is grief, which is totally fitting. Grief is angst, a tightness in the throat and muscles, an uncomfortably sharp angle, like a hook, and being caught by it produces anger. Der Angles/Jutland, and then England, almost literally the Hooked Land, and literally The land of Ængle. Jutland means "tight land".

tl:dr; It's not the British's fault that they are uptight. It's Germany's fault. And the Dutch.

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#6449 2021-04-06 12:57:40

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Interesting. I was watching the Ken Burns documentary about Ernest Hemingway last night. He studied music as a youth. They specifically noted how Hemingway was fascinated by the repetition in Bach's counterpoints.

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#6450 2021-04-07 06:39:17

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^ Repetition is accepted in the fine art of music, but not in literature, and only somewhat in the visual arts... painting, sculpture, etc... Maybe you can use a repetitive theme in painting, like Degas or Gauguin or Rothko or later Picasso works, but you can't repeat lines in a play or a novel over and over. Not even in a poem.

There is no repetition in Hemingway's literature. There is a ton of it in Mozart.

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