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I was thinking of Chris Thompson, who penned The Mighty Quinn and Blinded by the Light.
That would be Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, respectively.
Really?

Come to think of it, The Mighty Quinn does sound very Dylan. Are you sure about Blinded by the Light, though? I'd always heard that Chris wrote those songs, and so just believed it. :shrug:

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Bit off topic, but this is pretty comical:

Matchbox Twenty Finally Finishes Watering Down Long-Awaited New Album

According to band members, hundreds of hours were spent in the studio trying to render the sound adequately benign.

"No matter how many times we recorded the new single 'Sitting Down (Hands At My Side),' there was still a certain 'oomph' coming through in the drums, a loud-ish, slightly gripping sound that we couldn't remove," drummer Paul Doucette said. "Finally, after running them through about two dozen filters, we managed to get that 'plastic spork hitting mashed potatoes' sound we were after."
LMAO! That was some funny shit. I've never liked Matchbox 20, and I give my sister a hard time as she bought one of their albums and likes it. Heh. I've sent the article to her. :D

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The release has been eagerly awaited by Matchbox Twenty's enormous fan base, composed of American record buyers who have a limited interest in music but enjoy the act of shopping. In order to satisfy the undemanding non-tastes of this lucrative market, Matchbox Twenty has made every effort to create what record-industry insiders say is the band's least distinctive album yet.
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"Our goal was to follow in the tradition of great multi-platinum artists like Elton John, Phil Collins, and the Dave Matthews Band—sales powerhouses who relied on the musical ignorance of their fans," Thomas told reporters following Monday's announcement. "We knew that if we wanted to match those historic giants for sheer lack of energy, we couldn't settle for anything less than total banality. And, though it took a lot of time and effort, I think we achieved that—an album that sets a new standard for trite crapola."
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There was a similar problem, band members said, with the guitar solos, some of which contained trace elements of what musicians call "passion." In addition, the interplay among bass, drums, and guitars occasionally produced uncomfortable polyrhythmic effects that provoked unintentional toe-tapping or head-bobbing in listeners. The problems were fixed through extensive re-recording.

"I'm satisfied that all the watering-down we put into this album was worth it," Thomas said. "My lyrics are super-bland, the bass might as well have been recorded on a keyboard, and just wait until you hear how dull we managed to make the guitars sound. It's amazing."
ROFL!

I always wondered what the appeal with Dave Matthews was, too. He played with some awesome people here and there, and played sold out ENORMOUS gigs, and yet he himself is dull as fuck. What was that all about? Why him? :shrug:


Thanks for the laugh, Scarlatti. :)
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Right now, I'm listening to Steely Dan's Aja album.

I'm a big fan of Steely Dan, have been since I was a young'un. Listening to them today has me appreciating how great those two guys were, and how ahead of it's time their music was.

I watched a vid that had interviews with Fagan and Becker (Brecker? can't remember) and they struck me as highly intelligent, creative genuises. I'd imagine they would have been quite difficult to work with if you're one of those "she'll be right" people, though, as they are fastidious perfectionists. I cannot recall a dud song from them, and they put out plenty.
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I always wondered what the appeal with Dave Matthews was, too. He played with some awesome people here and there, and played sold out ENORMOUS gigs, and yet he himself is dull as fuck. What was that all about? Why him? :shrug:

indeed, if one more person ever tells me what a fucking genuis dave mathews is and that I played an instrument I would worship him like a I god,

I will go on a fucking rampage.
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I am listening to to nick cave covering joy division according to file I just downloaded.
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indeed, if one more person ever tells me what a fucking genuis dave mathews is and that I played an instrument I would worship him like a I god,

I will go on a fucking rampage.
ahem...

Dave Matthews is a fucking genius and if you played an instrument, you would worship him like a god.

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indeed, if one more person ever tells me what a fucking genuis dave mathews is and that I played an instrument I would worship him like a I god,

I will go on a fucking rampage.
ahem...

Dave Matthews is a fucking genius and if you played an instrument, you would worship him like a god.

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Heather Nova,

Hes too scared to hit me now, he'll bring flowers instead.

I need an island somewhere to sink a stone.




god I really like her.




song change,


now
unsuccessfully coping with the natural beauty of infidelity

by type 0 negative



great fucking song.
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I am currently listening to JAG on the TV over my shoulder but I wish I was listening to Gorecki by Lamb.

Anyone want to help a fellow board-member out? *makes big pleading puppy-dog eyes* Pllleeaassseee?
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I am currently listening to JAG on the TV over my shoulder but I wish I was listening to Gorecki by Lamb.

Anyone want to help a fellow board-member out? *makes big pleading puppy-dog eyes* Pllleeaassseee?
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Although, I could not find any Alix Olsen there. Beyelzu, we gotta talk, man.
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great fucking song.
YOU MAKE ME HATE MYSELF! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

One of my top 10 favorite songs of all times.
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Listening to a play on BBC radio4 via the internet, unfortunately I have been preoccupied and so I do not know what the hell I'm listening to.

I usually have radio 4 playing continuously on my computer. When their program day draws to a close I switch to BBC radio7

Occasionally I listen to NPR or AAR or BBC interational service

All the above via the internet.

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I am currently listening to JAG on the TV over my shoulder but I wish I was listening to Gorecki by Lamb.

Anyone want to help a fellow board-member out? *makes big pleading puppy-dog eyes* Pllleeaassseee?
WinMX. It rules.


Although, I could not find any Alix Olsen there. Beyelzu, we gotta talk, man.
it turns out that you evidently have to be part of the militant lesbian/feminist network to own her cd.

on the other hand, she was on an episode of hbo's def poets. which is pretty bad ass.

I cant find shit by her online.

I will be glad to rip it later today so it will exist in winmx
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now
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great fucking song.
YOU MAKE ME HATE MYSELF! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

One of my top 10 favorite songs of all times.

I have always felt that even if the song sucked, which, of course, it doesnt, the title and content are so kickass that it deserves great praise.
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Are you sure about Blinded by the Light, though?
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Me atm: Fetish, a South African band now playing in London. "So Many Prophets"
What kind of sound do they make Joe? I've seen their name in the papers a few times and read some praise but never heard them. They sound gothic.
I don't know how to describe them in terms of genres or other bands because they're not like anything else I know. Someone compared them to Portishead but I have yet to get any of that. They're not gothic in the sense of The Cure or Evanescence; not "heavy". They are very into multi-layered electronic textures, with subtle and plaintive (hmm, not the best word) vocals. I heard them described as "ambient" but that implies new-agey background music to me, which they're not.

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Oooh, I like Travis. Can't friggin' stand Evanescence though. There's just something about that woman's voice that makes me wanna beat her up.
Travis! Yay!

I love Amy Lee's voice, but I totally respect anyone who doesn't. For continuity with my reply to farren, I'm a great fan of The Cure but I respect anyone who can't stand Robert Smith's whining and wailing.

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What South African bands, new and old, would you recommend to an ecclectic aural junkie such as myself? Doesn't even have to be from the South of Africa - anything from anywhere. I'm all ears.
If you're truly eclectic, all of them! :D

I have been a bit busy to post much recently and this question troubles me. It deserves a fair answer, and that's hard because the SA music scene has grown a lot recently. Local musos seem to have moved on from whinging about lack of airplay and promotion to producing some real stuff. And the range is huge; a lot of what I relate to is not African in any way you'd recognise; typically white artists. There's punk, rock, heavy metal, soul, you name it (OK no bluegrass, but some of the Afrikaans country music is completely stupid :innocent: ). I'll have to give some thought to good names to send you searching for.

SA has a long tradition of excellent jazz, which to my shame I hardly know, but the new thing is kwaito. If you want to get into something truly African but at the same time urban and modern, try Mandoza.
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WinMX. It rules.
Except it doesn't on slow-as-asshat-dialup. This is the reason I gave up P2P a long time ago. There simply isn't any point unless your connection is fast and effiencent. Which mine isn't.
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WinMX. It rules.
Except it doesn't on slow-as-asshat-dialup. This is the reason I gave up P2P a long time ago. There simply isn't any point unless your connection is fast and efficient. Which mine isn't.
I use winmx and Limewire. What one does not have the other does. Fortunately for me I have an ass wupping Internet connection. I do not use them as much as I used to though as I am, at present, into streaming radio.
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I haven't heard many of Heather Nova's songs, but I want to marry her.
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I haven't heard many of Heather Nova's songs, but I want to marry her.
it's nice to know that it isnt just some phsyical thing with you,

so many of us guys are just hormonally challenged and like some chick because shee is hot, but not you,

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I haven't heard many of Heather Nova's songs, but I want to marry her.
it's nice to know that it isnt just some phsyical thing with you,

so many of us guys are just hormonally challenged and like some chick because shee is hot, but not you,

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WinMX. It rules.
Except it doesn't on slow-as-asshat-dialup. This is the reason I gave up P2P a long time ago. There simply isn't any point unless your connection is fast and effiencent. Which mine isn't.
Do you get DSL and fast stuff like that where you are? And if not, where are you? I still bet I have slowest connection of anyone here: 16.8K (14.4 or 12.0 on a bad day). (Actually, on a bad day, no dial tone.)
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WinMX. It rules.
Except it doesn't on slow-as-asshat-dialup. This is the reason I gave up P2P a long time ago. There simply isn't any point unless your connection is fast and effiencent. Which mine isn't.
Do you get DSL and fast stuff like that where you are? And if not, where are you? I still bet I have slowest connection of anyone here: 16.8K (14.4 or 12.0 on a bad day). (Actually, on a bad day, no dial tone.)
I dont know what I would do if I didnt have a cable modem,

well, I would probably go out more.


but waiting more than 2-3 secs for a page to completely load, the horror.
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WinMX. It rules.
Except it doesn't on slow-as-asshat-dialup. This is the reason I gave up P2P a long time ago. There simply isn't any point unless your connection is fast and effiencent. Which mine isn't.
Do you get DSL and fast stuff like that where you are? And if not, where are you? I still bet I have slowest connection of anyone here: 16.8K (14.4 or 12.0 on a bad day). (Actually, on a bad day, no dial tone.)
I dont know what I would do if I didnt have a cable modem,

well, I would probably go out more.


but waiting more than 2-3 secs for a page to completely load, the horror.
fuck you :fuming: :fuming: :fuming:
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Me atm: Fetish, a South African band now playing in London. "So Many Prophets"
What kind of sound do they make Joe? I've seen their name in the papers a few times and read some praise but never heard them. They sound gothic.
I don't know how to describe them in terms of genres or other bands because they're not like anything else I know. Someone compared them to Portishead but I have yet to get any of that. They're not gothic in the sense of The Cure or Evanescence; not "heavy". They are very into multi-layered electronic textures, with subtle and plaintive (hmm, not the best word) vocals. I heard them described as "ambient" but that implies new-agey background music to me, which they're not.
Find out for yourself at http://www.fetishsounds.com/music.html (I'm a bit disturbed by the number of dead sites for this band but this one's still there).
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