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the fox

over the years, this has become one of our favorite christmas rock songs.  all the more poignant this year with the loss of Chris Squire…

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great new music

The band is Distant Lights – a talented crew from TX that had a dynamite debut album.  Here’s a taste of the upcoming new stuff, from Not Thinking Not Dreaming

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wow

it amazes me that so few people stop to appreciate, get into, or even pay attention to the joy and fun of what is happening…

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i don’t know what’s going on

This is not unusual in a broader sense.

But lately i’ve been immersing myself in avant grade music – and i’m digging it.  It may be a natural extension of the amount of Zappa I’ve been listening to,  but I’ve picked up a few albums/CDs on a recent spree at Princeton Record Exchange (where else?).

The second string quartet by Gyorgy Ligeti.  You may know the name from the pieces of his featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey (Atmospheres, Lux Aeterna), but this is more layers on sonic imagination.  I understand it’s not everyone’s taste…

Then there is Edgard Varese. His compositions are best described by those with a deeper (albeit sometimes snotty) musical vocabulary than mine. I’ll let the music talk.

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a little night music

The Violin Concerto Op. 14 by Samuel Barber.  My favorite violin concerto.  My favorite performance was done by Elmar Olivera – but this runs a very close second as an impassioned performance from Anne Akiko Meyers  – with a near flawless third movement.

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what the genius of Miles Davis looks like….

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haven’t done one of these in awhile

this took some brain waves as well…

1: A song you like with a color in the title – Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow/Zappa

2: A song you like with a number in the title – Revolution 9/Beatles

3: A song that reminds you of summertime – Summer In The City/Loving Spoonful

4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about – All Summer Long/Beach Boys

5: A song that needs to be played LOUD – Octivarium/Dream Theater

6: A song that makes you want to dance – Everybody Dance Now/CC & Company

7: A song to drive to – Gator County/Molly Hatchet

8: A song about drugs or alcohol – Sweet Leaf/Black Sabbath

9: A song that makes you happy – Let The Day Begin/The Call

10: A song that makes you sad – Gone Away/Offspring

11: A song that you never get tired of – American Idiot/Green Day

12: A song from your preteen years – Monster Mash/Bobby Pickett

13: One of your favorite 80’s songs – Beds Are Burning/Midnight Oil

14: A song that you would love played at your wedding -Kill The DJ/Green Day

15: A song that is a cover by another artist – No Quarter/Led Zeppelin & Maktub

16: One of your favorite classical songs – Ein Heldenlieben/Richard Strauss

17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke – Hole Hearted/Extreme

18: A song from the year that you were born (this is wholly unfair) Hound Dog/Elvis

19: A song that makes you think about life – Johnny’s Camaro/David Wilcox

20: A song that has many meanings to you – New #1/Bob Mould

21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title – About Mrs. Leslie/Galactic Cowboys

22: A song that moves you forward – Certain Shade of Green/Incubus

23: A song that you think everybody should listen to – Led Boots/Jeff Beck

24: A song by a band you wish were still together – Majestic/Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies

25: A song by an artist no longer living – Imagine/John Lennon

26: A song that makes you want to fall in love – Teenage Dirtbag/Wheatus

27: A song that breaks your heart – Old Man/Neil Young

28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love – Memorial Day/Carly Simon

29: A song that you remember from your childhood – Bristol Stomp/Dovells

30: A song that reminds you of yourself – Bell Boy/The Who

 

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