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#6451 2021-04-07 11:38:44

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

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#6452 2021-04-07 13:15:47

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

They cited an example of repetition from A Farewell to Arms, stating that it "broke all the rules".

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#6453 2021-04-07 19:50:24

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Some laid back jazz here with Dominic Miller on guitar, perhaps best known for his work with Sting;

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

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#6454 2021-04-08 03:49:07

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Stuart Copeland absolutely hammering a big kit on Letterman, 2011...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB65_CVbo-0

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#6455 2021-04-08 04:34:27

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

A separate post because it's a 50 minute clip, not a 5 minute one. Beck live in studio, KCRW, 2017...

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

Man, I have to change seperate to separate every single time. What the hell is this word's etymology? Ah, Latin separare, and later...

"late Middle English: from Latin separat- ‘disjoined, divided’, from the verb separare, from se- ‘apart’ + parare ‘prepare’."

To pull apart...

https://www.etymonline.com/word/separate

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#6456 2021-04-08 05:27:09

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Ahem... I'm listening to Taylor Swift, a song from her album released last December, 2020.

Her voice sounds really pretty now that she's, what, 30 or 31 (how old do you feel hearing that), and the track is beautiful, and it doesn't hurt that the audio production went for a very acoustic sound. I barely even hear any reverb, it's beautifully subtle and the mix is perfect...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQR_NF483TM

I know this came out of Nashville (she was discovered there and in the year I lived in Nashville in about 2011, I lived a half block away from where her vocal coach lived, never saw her though), and music out of Nashville has sucked for a couple of decades now. She Thinks My Tractors Sexy. Honky Tonk Bedonkydonk. Motorboating. So cheers to Taylor Swift.

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#6457 2021-04-08 05:36:44

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

johnraff wrote:

...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

Once I knew it was Edwin Starr I remembered this one too:
WAR


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#6458 2021-04-08 05:44:24

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^ Jungle Boogie by Kool and the Gang is the mandatory follow-up to War, and now we're in Pulp Fiction territory...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGKiC2suCHQ

Pretty much the definition of Funk after James Brown. Until Parliament.

James Brown, some funky instrumentals...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2D7qUD9wnQ

Atomic Dog by George Clinton live in studio on KCRW...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz4LqzyFZhI

-edit- Wait, did he do Flashlight, the greatest funk party jam of all time, on that show? He did...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoOoKY1anpY

George Clinton, NPR Tiny Desk Concert, about as funky as you can get...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxAcW7zgAD4

Hilarious, at about 5:25 they show the crew, they're all white, and they are funking as hard as their white sensibilities will let them.

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#6459 2021-04-08 06:06:16

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

But tangential to the Motown-funk thing, another protest song:
Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction


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#6460 2021-04-08 06:12:33

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ Wow, 1965. He's doing his best Bob Dylan, harmonica tweets and everything.

Is it just me or does this sound a lot like The Byrds, maybe The Bells of Rhymney (1965)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6JhTSzZXzg

I love that track.

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#6461 2021-04-08 06:26:32

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Aphex Twin - Syro (4 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUAJ8KLGqis

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works (1 hour and 15 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw5AiRVqfqk

-edit- 17:50 is so good, at least listen to that. 2 chords, but they are good chords (Minor tonic to Major sub-dominate, i-IV, the beginning of many a classical piece). In C, C E-flat G (c minor) to F A C (F major). In classical music it would finally resolve to the dominate, G major (G B D) and then to either C major or c minor, or it would get to the V chord and use a deceptive cadence (G major to a minor, the relative minor of C, for instance), but popular genres of music have mostly discarded resolutions, either direct or delayed, in favor of infinite loops of earworms. I to IV, back and forth, ad infinitum,

Said the man who loves downtempo.

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#6462 2021-04-08 07:39:21

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Right, I'll stop doing 2 or 3 chord song analysis. Here's an easy Steely Dan chart for 'Josie' (1977), it gets really complicated quickly when you move to jazz...

https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/m … SIQAvD_BwE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg9RyiPKhx8

'Peg' chord breakdown, another easy Fagen progression...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVTECr3Tq8o

Add Michael McDonald on background vocals and a kick-ass drum and bass section and speed it up, and Peg...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI7NDDQLvbo

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#6463 2021-04-08 08:24:40

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

^ Wow, 1965. He's doing his best Bob Dylan, harmonica tweets and everything.
Is it just me or does this sound a lot like The Byrds, maybe The Bells of Rhymney (1965)?

I remember the first time I heard that song (yes in 1965)... Dylan! The sound is close to being a ripoff.

And the Byrds were linked in some way too - they did some Dylan songs at least. Miserable first UK trip and TV appearance, after being hailed as America's answer to The Beatles or something. I think they might have been too high. Did some fairly decent stuff afterwards though. David Crosby's album "If I could only remember my name" is still a favourite, eg Laughing.

^Listening to that now, first time for years. Most of it's one chord. Great.

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#6464 2021-04-08 08:34:39

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ The Byrds covering Dylan, Mr. Tambourine Man. I really like this version. Their guitar and vocal parts and drum production are sweet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyOzGPbn2tg

And I should post Eight Miles High, how high they probably were in the TV show you mentioned, their best tune...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74ttSR8lEg

Man, that drummer is really good, I never payed attention to it before. I was always listening to the harmonies.

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#6465 2021-04-08 08:57:04

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

johnraff wrote:

David Crosby's album "If I could only remember my name" is still a favourite, eg Laughing.

^Listening to that now, first time for years. Most of it's one chord. Great.

Well, my goodness, listen to the state-of-the-art studio production on that 1971 album. The track is perfectly arranged, recorded and mixed. And yes, it's basically a major chord throughout, but if it's in C, for example, and the lead guitar is hanging on the note of D as it does in the intro, it's a major ninth chord, a pleasant but somewhat dissonant sound. And they build many other suspensions and progressions over the tonic chord as well. That's the spirit!

The recording remastering is unbelievable, digital restoration is mind boggling to me. The ADC to DAC is missing so much analog information, how does it sound that good while losing nearly all the tape hiss but yet fill in the missing audio data? Algorithms, how do they freaking work? How can video and audio algorithms be so incredible while all internet algorithms are so crappy by comparison, and seemingly getting worse all the time? Have you seen Blade Runner: The Final Cut? It looks and sounds like it was filmed and recorded an hour ago. Blade Runner opening scenes, Final Cut remaster...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fu7jN2_2pE

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#6466 2021-04-08 14:04:24

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#6467 2021-04-08 21:21:03

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ Well, that's a bit of a goldmine, nice link.

Sting on guitar with Branford Marsalis on soprano sax live on Letterman...

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

That complicated chord progression with lyrics about a man who has fallen in love with a prostitute was a Top 50 hit internationally in '79-'80. Popular music has dumbed itself down considerably since. Now it's Nicki Minaj with WAP. I'm not judging, it's just hard to wrap my head around the change when I think about it.

To be fair, I should link the actual hit recording of Roxanne which originally came out on vinyl and tape casette, adding drums and bass doesn't hurt anything. The 2003 digital remaster...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HxU8cvr_YQ

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#6468 2021-04-09 01:32:36

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Right, I think this is good to go, a week ahead of schedule. Kat Skinner presents Dub U Crazy, Episode 22, the all dub-reggae episode (56 minutes).

https://soundcloud.com/hhh-orb/kat-skin … ucrazyep22

Putting all modesty aside, that's a good reggae hour.

-edit- And I promise, the photo is zoomed in but otherwise unedited from a screenshot of Crocodile Dundee (1986). That's just how cross-eyed she looked on-screen at that moment, possibly because she has been dubbed crazy.

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#6469 2021-04-09 03:03:13

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Not the most exciting set you've mixed, but I'm glad it's not my job. Respect.

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#6470 2021-04-09 03:06:44

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Right? That's why I usually go with an eclectic mix. But this was a show I needed to do, and I like it a lot. It doesn't get more boring on repeat listenings, ironically. You would think it would with the simplicity and the repetition, but the studio productions add a lot of flavor to it. It holds up.

Try a good pair of headphones to do it justice. Or just crank up those Logitechs some more and hammer five beers as fast as you can, that'll do it. There's a lot of great music in there that you're not hearing yet.

-edit- BTW, it's not my job. Like everyone's work on BL, my work on DUC is volunteered. I'm hoping to get a medal or be a martyr or have a low wattage antennae named after me or something, though. I'll settle for being the best hour of music every week on OHM Radio, the station's programming director said that to me.

They redid the programming schedule in February and it's now 2 hours of Dub U Crazy per week, old episodes on Friday nights at 8 and new episodes on Sunday nights at 9 every other week then repeated the next week. The show's a hit, I'm reviving dub in the unlikely town of Charleston, SC. Episode 22 is ready for release, a week from this Sunday.

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#6471 2021-04-09 05:19:14

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Right Al, I see where you're coming from. Episode 21 is better, no question....

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

That's probably my best show so far, though.

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#6472 2021-04-09 05:51:04

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ Job as in responsibility, not job as in paycheck, but I think you knew that wink.

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#6473 2021-04-09 05:56:08

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Shit. Touché.

And what am I saying, Ep22 is easily as good as Ep21, and I don't play the same track twice by mistake this time.

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#6474 2021-04-09 08:06:20

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

'Peg' chord breakdown, another easy Fagen progression...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVTECr3Tq8o

Thanks - some new chords in there for me that don't look too hard. When I've got a spare hour or so...

hhh wrote:

Right, I'll stop doing 2 or 3 chord song analysis. Here's an easy Steely Dan chart for 'Josie' (1977), it gets really complicated quickly when you move to jazz...
https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/m … SIQAvD_BwE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg9RyiPKhx8

Now that's strange - when I looked yesterday the sheet was quite readable but now it's gone all "not supported" on me and the chords are squashed up almost illegible. Anyway, yesterday I took out the guitar and strummed along, and that first Em7 > Dmaj7 transition just screamed Steely Dan right there!

But it raised a topic that's long puzzled me - these something-on-something chords, where the bottom bass note doesn't belong in the top chord.
Especially common is where the bass note is the fourth, eg G/C What's that supposed to be?
C then G B D could be Cmaj7 9 with a missing third I guess?


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#6475 2021-04-09 08:12:03

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Still on protest songs, another one from that '71 Crosby album:
What Are Their Names Nice West-Coast guitar and still-relevant lyrics.

hhh wrote:

Well, my goodness, listen to the state-of-the-art studio production on that 1971 album. The track is perfectly arranged, recorded and mixed.

Didn't studio technique go through a major improvement around 1970? No comparison with records made just a couple of years earlier.


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