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« Reply #180 on: November 18, 2007, 11:44:56 PM »

Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

who's the conductor?  Is it Solti?  IMHO, this was the only time, unfortunately, that the Chicago Symphony was worth its salt.

Aside from that, Mussorgsky's awesome!

As for me:  Onward, Ever Moving.  If you like your rock n' roll heavy and straight up, I'd recommend this.
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« Reply #181 on: November 19, 2007, 02:13:12 PM »

who's the conductor?  Is it Solti?  IMHO, this was the only time, unfortunately, that the Chicago Symphony was worth its salt.
Aside from that, Mussorgsky's awesome!

Yes, it is Solti.  Good stuff comes out of Russia.   Wink
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« Reply #182 on: November 19, 2007, 02:54:29 PM »

Our oldest, now 14.5, who has just wandered by and read your post, TinaG, just quoted The Incredibles "Leading experts say that Beethoven makes babies smarter".   Cheesy

He has a growing sense of humour.

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« Reply #183 on: November 19, 2007, 03:11:54 PM »

Why do kids never ever think they get their intelligence from their PARENTS?  Sigh.  Your son is just too young to admit it yet.  That usually happens about the time they have kids of their own, or so I've heard.  Mine are still young enough to think I know something because Mommy said so.   laugh

Well, to be fair, he was trying to be funny as he then quoted more of the movie.

And he and his sister *do* still come to us for information (the youngest coming to us more for things like ice cream) and sometimes get the answer "I don't know, but I know how to find out!"

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« Reply #184 on: November 20, 2007, 12:25:17 AM »

Well, to be fair, he was trying to be funny as he then quoted more of the movie.

And he and his sister *do* still come to us for information (the youngest coming to us more for things like ice cream) and sometimes get the answer "I don't know, but I know how to find out!"

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The Incredibles must be a favorite of his if he can quote the movie.  I'm going to have to watch it again because I just can't remember those lines.  It's been a while.  I'm always amazed at how my kids can't seem to remember who left the fridge door open or why the cat is wearing someone's superhero underwear around its head, but they can quote line for line from their favorite movies, TV commercials or potty mouthed Cartoon Network show.
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« Reply #185 on: November 20, 2007, 11:19:24 PM »

I'm always amazed at how my kids can't seem to remember who left the fridge door open or why the cat is wearing someone's superhero underwear around its head, but they can quote line for line from their favorite movies, TV commercials or potty mouthed Cartoon Network show.

hilarious! especially about the cat! We are at the "anxiously awaiting grandparenthood" stage, but I remember the same kind of stuff!
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« Reply #186 on: November 21, 2007, 05:03:36 PM »

The Incredibles must be a favorite of his if he can quote the movie. 

He has a *wonderful* memory for lines and jokes and quotes.  But where his shoes are in the morning is another matter *entirely*   Wink

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I'm always amazed at how my kids can't seem to remember who left the fridge door open or why the cat is wearing someone's superhero underwear around its head ...

Now *I'm* curious.  Do you recall if there was an anwer to why the cat had underwear on its head?  and for that matter, it's amazing that the cat would *allow* it.

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« Reply #187 on: November 21, 2007, 05:12:23 PM »

Bringin' us back on track... Wink

Has anyone heard of Jamie Cullum?  He's an awesome jazz pianist who plays not only the classics but has an interesting take on Jimi Hendrix (Wind Cries Mary) and Radiohead (High and Dry)!  Check out the CD Twentysomething if y'all are interested.

Oh yeah, for the [wiser and more experienced Cheesy] crowd, he also does great renditions of Singin' In The Rain, What A Difference A Day Made and I Could Have Danced All Night.
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« Reply #188 on: November 21, 2007, 10:22:33 PM »

Swing baby swing!
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« Reply #189 on: November 21, 2007, 11:31:33 PM »

Boy, you aren't kidding about that Maya NasriGrin

I see what you guys are saying. Smiley
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« Reply #190 on: November 22, 2007, 11:55:21 PM »

Bringin' us back on track... Wink

Has anyone heard of Jamie Cullum?  He's an awesome jazz pianist who plays not only the classics but has an interesting take on Jimi Hendrix (Wind Cries Mary) and Radiohead (High and Dry)!  Check out the CD Twentysomething if y'all are interested.

Oh yeah, for the [wiser and more experienced Cheesy] crowd, he also does great renditions of Singin' In The Rain, What A Difference A Day Made and I Could Have Danced All Night.

yes, I have heard of him; I am very glad to see this younger generation of "stand up" singers such as him, Michael Buble,
Kurt Elling, Tony Desare, John Pizzarelli come along; not since Mark Murphy, Michael Franks, Kenny Rankin and Harry Connick have there been so many promising young jazz-pop vocalists.

Let's see, before them: Bobby Darrin, Tom Jones, Jack Jones

Then the A-team: Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett (the only one of that generation not only still kickin', but still swingin'), Mel Torme, Joe Williams
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« Reply #191 on: November 23, 2007, 07:58:52 PM »

Currently listening to:

"Anything" by The Damned
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« Reply #192 on: December 15, 2007, 01:38:44 PM »

Well, it's been about a month. Surely you're all listening to something else now.

For me, it's Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition...which it seems is exactly what I was listening to a month ago. Hmm....
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« Reply #193 on: December 16, 2007, 03:47:56 AM »

Past three weeks? Radiohead's OK Computer, The Bends, Kid A.  I think my roomie's growing tired of them, but hey, I have to listen to every known (and some not-so-known) recording of Depeche Mode so I figure it all evens out. Cheesy 
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« Reply #194 on: December 16, 2007, 04:19:26 PM »

Karen Carpenter   Grin  Cheesy but addictive.
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« Reply #195 on: December 17, 2007, 01:18:02 AM »

Karen Carpenter   Grin  Cheesy but addictive.

Be careful.  Like any addiction, it is good at first and then becomes destructive!   Especially the Carpenters!

As for me, I'm listening to Make Ready, O Bethlehem:  Byzantine Chant in English by Anaphora.  Great stuff for the Nativity Season.  My godfather, Fr. Aaron Warwick sings on it as does my fellow chanter Holly Walsh.  It's a good recording with a nice selection of hymns for the Nativity season.
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« Reply #196 on: December 17, 2007, 06:45:47 PM »

I just finished listening to the "Walking With Strangers" CD by The Birthday Massacre.  Now I'm listening to my MP3s.  Currently: "Duality" by Slipknot.
 
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« Reply #197 on: December 17, 2007, 07:15:57 PM »

I just finished listening to the "Walking With Strangers" CD by The Birthday Massacre.  Now I'm listening to my MP3s.  Currently: "Duality" by Slipknot.
 

What's your favorite Slipknot album?

I've been nostalgic lately, so I've been listening to stuff that reminds me of high school: The Vandals (Internet Dating Superstuds) and the first (how presumptuous!) rap album released by guys I used to go to high school with.

And I've been looping "Flathead" by The Fratellis over and over.
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« Reply #198 on: December 17, 2007, 07:18:10 PM »

I don't have the Slipknot albums, just a few (legal) MP3s.  I don't think I'd want to buy the albums, seeing the cover art!   Tongue
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« Reply #199 on: December 17, 2007, 07:21:03 PM »

It's weird. I like those album covers, but an image of a rainbow frog leaping into a chick's mouth from the Flaming Lips is the one that freaks me out.
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« Reply #200 on: December 17, 2007, 08:37:10 PM »

I don't have the Slipknot albums, just a few (legal) MP3s.  I don't think I'd want to buy the albums, seeing the cover art!   Tongue


You're saying that the songs don't match the atrocity in the cover art? 
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« Reply #201 on: December 17, 2007, 11:18:03 PM »

For some beautiful (in a Dali sort of way) cover art, try Muse:
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« Reply #202 on: December 17, 2007, 11:28:44 PM »

Several of the above albums were designed by Storm Thorgerson, whose (arguably) most famous work is featured on the cover of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

Take a look; there's a lot of great art here:
http://stormthorgerson.com/
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« Reply #203 on: December 17, 2007, 11:31:38 PM »

The best covers available are those from Iron Maiden. Take a look and tell me otherwise.

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« Reply #204 on: December 17, 2007, 11:36:14 PM »

The best covers are not from Iron Maiden. Grin
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« Reply #205 on: December 18, 2007, 12:11:24 AM »

Iron Maiden? Slipknot?  I thought this thread was about music, not a [maladaptive cross-section of society] screaming and growling about death.  I guess I'm getting older... Shocked  Cool
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« Reply #206 on: December 18, 2007, 04:08:10 PM »

No, it's about what we're listening to. I could be listening to a jackhammer down the street; it's certainly not music, but I can listen to it nonetheless. I see Slipknot as the jackhammer of music--loud, annoying and destructive.
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« Reply #207 on: December 18, 2007, 04:34:51 PM »

Now Playing:  Hymnus Cantica by Corvus Corax   Grin
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« Reply #208 on: December 18, 2007, 05:11:33 PM »

It depends on which Slipknot song you mean.  I don't like the screamy ones.  "Duality" is not screamy.  Smiley  I'm not a huge fan, just a fan of a few songs.

Yes, those are pretty Muse covers.  I don't like the Iron Maiden covers, though.   Tongue
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« Reply #209 on: December 18, 2007, 06:32:04 PM »

One of my favorites is playing in my office, whilst I prepare for my last parish council meetings of this year:

Clancy Bros & Tommy Makem
"Irish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion"

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« Reply #210 on: December 18, 2007, 06:40:34 PM »

.  I don't like the Iron Maiden covers, though.   Tongue

Well, no one's perfect.  Wink
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One of my favorites is playing in my office, whilst I prepare for my last parish council meetings of this year:

Clancy Bros & Tommy Makem
"Irish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion"

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We have that album. Great fun, it is. Smiley
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« Reply #212 on: December 19, 2007, 01:57:06 PM »

Now I've moved on to...Disney and broadway musicals (and Disney soundtracks that should be broadway musicals).
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« Reply #213 on: December 19, 2007, 01:59:51 PM »

I loved The Lion King soundtrack.   Grin

Now listening to Sinead O'Connor.  I had forgotten how much I liked her despite her reputation as a nutter. 
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« Reply #214 on: December 19, 2007, 02:26:12 PM »

Right now, the Bells of Dublin Christmas CD by The Chieftans and a bunch of carols by the King's College Choir, Chanticleer and the Cambridge Choir.   I have spent hours putting together mix cds of Christmas music for presents to family, friends, my kids' teachers, our priest, etc...

Someone is going to howl, but you just can't beat English boys choirs and Irish music for Christmas.   Even the most cheerful and upbeat Greek chant (is there any?) just isn't the same for Christmas.  For the fun Christmas cd I went with Charlie Brown Christmas, The Drifters, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (you never heard Jingle Bells like this before), Bing Crosby, Raffi and The Chieftans again.
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« Reply #215 on: December 19, 2007, 04:22:55 PM »

Right now, I'm listening to Tourniquet from Evanesence. Good ol' shuffle on the Ipod. Smiley

I love Irish music! I own the Celtic Harp by the Chieftans, and if it were possible to wear out a cd, it would have been worn about by now, since it's almost 12 years old!
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if it were possible to wear out a cd, it would have been worn about by now, since it's almost 12 years old!
Oh, it is. Sound quality decreases with each play. CDs aren't immortal, but they do last a very looong time.
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I never could make a cassette last very long... my crappy players would eat the ribbons before the tape would wear out.  Yay for CDs.
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I never could make a cassette last very long... my crappy players would eat the ribbons before the tape would wear out.  Yay for CDs.
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« Reply #219 on: December 19, 2007, 05:10:39 PM »

Oh come on!  U can't touch dis!

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« Reply #220 on: December 19, 2007, 05:14:45 PM »

I don't want to touch dat! laugh
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« Reply #221 on: December 19, 2007, 05:18:03 PM »

Me neither.   Grin
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« Reply #222 on: December 20, 2007, 02:57:54 AM »

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« Reply #223 on: December 23, 2007, 12:07:19 AM »

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These cats have a unique, inventive sound! And...they started right in Springfield, MO!!!
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« Reply #224 on: December 23, 2007, 12:12:46 AM »

We do have a knack for producing unique bands. Have you heard Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin? My brother is currently producing a record for them, and they are quite a relief from the usual Nickelback/Pearl Jam knockoffs so prevalent these days.
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