You, A Desert Island & Your iPod


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Postby AS » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:16 pm

Current top 10 from my reviews (but I've only done the letters A & B (plus 7 from C):

The Black Keys – “Rubber Factory”
The Beastie Boys – “Paul’s Boutique”
James Brown – “Star Time Disk Two”
Buffalo Tom – “Let Me Come Over”
Lily Allen – “Alright, still…”
James Brown – “Star Time Disk Three”
The Audreys – “Between Last Night and Us”
Ryan Adams – “Heartbreaker”
Dan Brodie and The Broken Arrows – “Empty Arms, Broken Hearts”
James Brown – “Star Time Disk One”

See full list (134 so far) here: http://onealbumaday.wordpress.com/all-t ... ar-ranked/
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Postby AS » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:49 pm

And if you wanna see another blogger having a look at the "great songs" of our time check out http://500songsin500days.blogspot.com/

He's working his way through Rolling Stone mag's top 500 songs of all time...

And I love this quote from today's:

"If [Johnny] Cash is the substance-abusing, suicidal father of country music, [Willie] Nelson is the drunken, stoner uncle who's always smiling."
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Postby DrJay » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:24 pm

Just got in from seeing Yes and Asia in Denver. Excellent show. Don't care too much for Asia's music, too pop, but they covered "In the Court of the Crimson King" and "Fanfare For the Common Man" and both were great. Carl Palmer is drumming for Asia and at about age 60 is still a beast. However, Alan White on drums for Yes looked like he was close to needing the defibrillator at the end of the show. Steve Howe played both bands and was really on and having a great time. Yes's chat room has two gals that rival Marlow with some 36,000 posts each. Both were at a pre-show beer and burgers gathering we attended, one coming from Australia for four western shows. The gathering was like going back through the Time Tunnel to the 1970s. It was a hoot.
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Postby gh » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:04 pm

are you shitting me? Somebody covered Court of the Crimson King and Fanfare For The Common Man (both staples on my iPhone) in the same show?! wow.
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Postby DrJay » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:11 am

gh wrote:are you shitting me? Somebody covered Court of the Crimson King and Fanfare For The Common Man (both staples on my iPhone) in the same show?! wow.


"Court of the Crimson King" was great. "Fanfare" didn't track the studio version closely enough for me, wandered a bit but seemed to leave out some sections. Good, but not great, but it incorporated a Carl Palmer drum solo, which is hard to beat (no pun intended!)
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Postby DrJay » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:32 am

Anyone see the 40th anniversary Woodstock documentary on VH1? I caught it the night this forum went locked for the WC. It was pretty good, 2 hours long. "Modern day" interviews with some of the protagonists such as the main organizer Michael Lang, the financial backer, folks who filmed and edited the original "Woodstock" movie, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve (Santana's drummer), Country Joe McDonald, Richie Havens, people who were in attendance (including the couple who are on the cover of the albumstanding togther in a blanket), and even Wavy Gravy from the Hog Farm (who, sad to say, weighs as much as a full-grown hog these days). A nice compliment to the movie "Woodstock", worth seeing if they broadcast it again.
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Postby BisonHurdler » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:27 am

DrJay wrote:However, Alan White on drums for Yes looked like he was close to needing the defibrillator at the end of the show.



That's too bad. I would've loved to have seen him play Heart of the Sunrise 30 years ago.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZYomCXsoaI

(I don't think this violates copyright rules here . . . it's one of the most bootlegged YES shows ever, I'm pretty sure. I'm not too bright, so these copyright laws never seem clear cut to me).
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Postby Cooter Brown » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:20 pm

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gh wrote:I have a friend this weekend whose iPod is scheduled to go over the 50,000-song barrier. Make that iPods, as one is no longer enough, obviously.

If the songs average 3 minutes in length (and that's probably a bit low) it would take more than 104 days to listen to them all even if you consider it "listening" when you're asleep. So I gotta wonder if there isn't some material there that's been heard once and never again.


I recently broke the 20,000 barrier. When set on random, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Pink Floyd (I have the complete discography of each) appear at least once out of every dozen songs. Never thought much about how deep their catalogs were until now.
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Postby scottmitchell74 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:21 pm

Metal, metal, metal, metal, The Cranberries, metal, metal, metal, metal.....
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Postby gh » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:52 am

I've tried to keep my list to close to 5000 pieces, just for managability, so every once in a while I'll purge lesser songs from a lesser album.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:36 am

gh wrote:I've tried to keep my list to close to 5000 pieces, just for managability, so every once in a while I'll purge lesser songs from a lesser album.


I used to do that but it got to be such a chore that I bought an iPod classic with the 120 GB hard drive so I can store everything...until I break 120 GB. Then I have no idea what to do!
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Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:51 am

Cooter Brown wrote:I used to do that but it got to be such a chore that I bought an iPod classic with the 120 GB hard drive so I can store everything...until I break 120 GB. Then I have no idea what to do!

Speaking of memory capacity (and trying to get this thread to the 1K mark), I saw my first Terabyte (TB) hard-drive for sale - only $99! How long before TBs become the standard for such things as iPods? And do we really need a TRILLION bytes of info for our everyday affairs?
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Postby skyin' brian » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:06 am

Marlow wrote:Speaking of memory capacity (and trying to get this thread to the 1K mark), I saw my first Terabyte (TB) hard-drive for sale - only $99! How long before TBs become the standard for such things as iPods? And do we really need a TRILLION bytes of info for our everyday affairs?


Nah, 640KB should be anough for anybody.

Note: Some quick internet research tells me that the above statement was never actually made by Bill Gates.
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Postby gh » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:32 am

Cooter Brown wrote:
gh wrote:I've tried to keep my list to close to 5000 pieces, just for managability, so every once in a while I'll purge lesser songs from a lesser album.


I used to do that but it got to be such a chore that I bought an iPod classic with the 120 GB hard drive so I can store everything...until I break 120 GB. Then I have no idea what to do!


I find it easier to keep the list pared down (and to do Smart Playlists) than to have to manipulate that many pieces of data.
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Postby DrJay » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:12 pm

My children, ages 10 and 8, look to be wanting iPods from Santa this year. Boy, at that age, I was excited getting Hot Wheels and a good board game like Life.
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Postby wineturtle » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:46 am

DrJay wrote:My children, ages 10 and 8, look to be wanting iPods from Santa this year. Boy, at that age, I was excited getting Hot Wheels and a good board game like Life.

When I was eight if you wanted to use a computer your only choice was to rent some time on Princetons computer, handcranked Robert the Robot was the toy du jour and The Chordettes were singing ~Mr.Sandman~on a 45!
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Postby gh » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:59 pm

Keeping lists pared down is a bitch if you have the Genius Bar working in iTunes (works for both Macs and PCs, as far as I know). That means that, if you let it, the iTunes store will run a scan on your entire music library (big brother is watching!) and any time you play a song, it checks your library against other songs availalbe in the genre/artist, and subtly suggests, "psst, sailor, only 99 cents!" And of course, as soon as you buy and download, that leads you to something else, and those little 99s (not even a buck!) turn into a dozen or so in a matter of minutes.

All those songs you forgot from yesteryear, there at your beck and call, without having to buy a whole album of crapola!
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Postby gm » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:59 pm

DrJay wrote:My children, ages 10 and 8, look to be wanting iPods from Santa this year. Boy, at that age, I was excited getting Hot Wheels and a good board game like Life.


Give them the board game and Hot Wheels. Their ears will thank you later.
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Postby Friar » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:18 pm

Top 5 transition instumentals (played to end the hour) of the 60's:
5. Lonely Bull - Alpert
4. Soulful Strut -?
3. Good Bad Ugly- H.Montenegro
2. In Crowd- Ramsey Lewis
1. Soul Coaxing - R.Lefevre
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Postby wineturtle » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:15 am

Friar wrote:Top 5 transition instumentals (played to end the hour) of the 60's:

4. Soulful Strut -Young-Holt Unlimited-Eldee Young-bass, Ken Chaney-piano, Issac Holt-drums
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Postby Marlow » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:18 pm

oh crap . . . Ringo Starr turns 70 this year. My how time flies when . . . you're getting really old. :shock:
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Postby AS » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:35 pm

MY current top 10:

1 The Black Keys – “Rubber Factory”
2 The Beastie Boys – “Paul’s Boutique”
3 James Brown – “Star Time Disk Two”
4 Buffalo Tom – “Let Me Come Over”
5 De La Soul – “3 Feet High and Rising”
6 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – “Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury”
7 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Henry’s Dream”
8 Lily Allen – “Alright, still…”
9 Died Pretty – “Doughboy Hollow”
10 James Brown – “Star Time Disk Three”

But I'm still stuck in the letter D: http://onealbumaday.wordpress.com/all-t ... ar-ranked/
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:30 pm

Posted: 12 Jan 2006 16:19
tlb747 wrote:I am finally on this thread, but I do not have an ipod. I think they cost too much money anyway. :lol: Have fun.


And after four years, I still do not have one.
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Postby DrJay » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:37 pm

DrJay wrote:My children, ages 10 and 8, look to be wanting iPods from Santa this year. Boy, at that age, I was excited getting Hot Wheels and a good board game like Life.


Santa brought 'em!
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Postby DrJay » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:44 pm

Netflix is amazing. I'm finding a lot of music documentaries. Some are not well made, with mostly boring commentary from boring music critics, but some are good. Check out "Classic Albums: Dark Side of the Moon". It's about the making of that album and is a nice mix of interviews, old photos, performance footage, and some MTV-like video scenes. The interviews are not just with boring critics, but there's tons with the band members as they are today (gray-haired), including scenes of the guys plinking and strumming away on their instruments (solo), plus Alan Parsons (who produced the album) playing around with the tracks on the mixing board. There look to be a number of other films in the "Classic Album" series, like "Bat Out of Hell", and, I believe, "Who's Next".
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Postby DrJay » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:24 am

I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring you...FIRE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOErZuzZpS8
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Postby gh » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:18 am

The Metallica video explaining One, with selected footage from Johnny Got His Gun is excellent watching.
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Postby DrJay » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:36 pm

Next Netflix rec: "Emerson, Lake, and Palmer: Beyond the Beginning." Two discs. The first third is an odd assortment of mostly black and white film clips of their very early days, even a few pre-ELP (The Nice, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, King Crimson), studio tinkering with songs, roadies confiscating cameras at the door, even an interview with Robert Moog. Next third is concert footage from various shows (California Jam in 1974, Montreal, Live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2001, and others), the final third is some nice interviews with the three, their promoter, their manager. No droning on by any music critics. The concert footage is pretty good, full-length "Pirates", "Fanfare", a good bit of "Karn Evil 9" (including Carl's drum solo), "Lucky Man", "Take a Pebble", many others. Highly recommended if you like ELP.
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Postby rasb » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:55 pm

Latest, and probably last,, Johnny Cash CD is either just released, or about to be. Sounds like a "must have" to me...
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby DrJay » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:03 pm

iPod question....my iPod is synched with my music library on my home coputer, maybe 400 purchased songs and 2000 (yeah, I'm way behind some of you guys) from my CDs. I want to load all that music onto my computer at work. I authorized that work computer today and was able to "transfer purchases" (songs purchased from iTunes) from the iPod to the computer, but if there's a way to transfer the CD songs from the iPod to iTunes on the work computer, I can't figure it out. Can it be done?
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby Davidokun » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:54 pm

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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby gh » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:49 am

DrJay wrote:iPod question....my iPod is synched with my music library on my home coputer, maybe 400 purchased songs and 2000 (yeah, I'm way behind some of you guys) from my CDs. I want to load all that music onto my computer at work. I authorized that work computer today and was able to "transfer purchases" (songs purchased from iTunes) from the iPod to the computer, but if there's a way to transfer the CD songs from the iPod to iTunes on the work computer, I can't figure it out. Can it be done?


CD songs don't require any authorization; only ones you bought from iTunes. You can simply burn them onto DVD(s) and carry them over that way if nothing else.
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby DrJay » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:13 am

gh wrote:
DrJay wrote:iPod question....my iPod is synched with my music library on my home coputer, maybe 400 purchased songs and 2000 (yeah, I'm way behind some of you guys) from my CDs. I want to load all that music onto my computer at work. I authorized that work computer today and was able to "transfer purchases" (songs purchased from iTunes) from the iPod to the computer, but if there's a way to transfer the CD songs from the iPod to iTunes on the work computer, I can't figure it out. Can it be done?


CD songs don't require any authorization; only ones you bought from iTunes. You can simply burn them onto DVD(s) and carry them over that way if nothing else.


Right, just thought using the iPod would be easier. Haven't plowed throught the instructions on the above link yet. Thanks, David.
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby rasb » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:28 pm

definitely taking "recollection", 2 disc new release by k.d.lang. Includes some of her old stuff, and some of her new stuff, and everything inbetween, including a new version of Hallelujah, and her duets with Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, and others.

Also, just enjoyed a brilliant hour of musicianship and humanity, with Elvis Costello hosting Spectacle, with guests Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith, Neko Case, and Jesse Winchester. Excellent !
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby kuha » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:45 pm

On music in general, over the last couple years I've been going deep into the old Blue Note catalogue, particularly the 1955-65 period. Some wonderful things I hadn't know of before. My current favorite "find" is tenor sax guy Tina Brooks: his best two albums, "Back to the Tracks" and "True Blue" (both recorded in 1960), are really great.
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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby Marlow » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:42 am

There's a poster here who kept squacking at me to listen to remastered Beatles songs on his sound system, so I went to his place last month and listened. :shock: :shock: :shock: He was right - it's all new again! :oops: :oops: :oops:
So now I'm in the midst of watching the 5-DVD "Beatles Anthology" documentary and it is absolutely fascinating!!! Anyone else ever seen it?
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Re: cover versions abound, from Bing Crosby to Gheorghe Zamf

Postby cullman » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:13 am

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wineturtle wrote:Does anyone have a link to Todd Duncan doing Unchained Melody either as a clip from Unchained or as a stand alone song?

Thanks

Anyone?

It finally showed up on YouKnowWhere: Todd Duncan - Unchained Melody

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Re: You, A Desert Island & Your iPod

Postby bhall » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:29 am

kuha wrote:On music in general, over the last couple years I've been going deep into the old Blue Note catalogue, particularly the 1955-65 period. Some wonderful things I hadn't know of before. My current favorite "find" is tenor sax guy Tina Brooks: his best two albums, "Back to the Tracks" and "True Blue" (both recorded in 1960), are really great.


I'm not a sax guy but listen to a lot of jazz. If you get the chance to go to a show at the Blue Note do it. It is quite the intimate venue. LA and I saw Hiromi Uehara and Sonic Bloom there last year. They are spectacular in general but were even more amazing sitting 12-15 feet way surrounded by people who know their music.

The album I've been wearing all the bits out of lately is "Highway Rider" by Brad Mehldau. Saxman Joshua Redman plays with Mehldau's trio for a decent chunk of the album. The album has been getting rave reviews across the board, as have the performances.

If jazz fans haven't listened to the Esbjörn Svensson Trio you're missing out. Esbjörn Svensson died a couple years ago but there are some excellent recordings of his work. "E.S.T. Live In Hamburg" is my favorite. Listen to the track "Dolores In A Shoestand" to see what they can do.
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Re: cover versions abound, from Bing Crosby to Gheorghe Zamf

Postby wineturtle » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:35 am

cullman wrote:
wineturtle wrote:
wineturtle wrote:Does anyone have a link to Todd Duncan doing Unchained Melody either as a clip from Unchained or as a stand alone song?

Thanks

Anyone?

It finally showed up on YouKnowWhere: Todd Duncan - Unchained Melody

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Thank You
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