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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8100 on: August 01, 2017, 08:10:20 PM »




Continuing my first return to Siouxsie & the Banshees since my teenage years. When I was a teenager I was convinced they were the greatest band in the world. I hadn't heard many other bands, but somehow I was sure. Since then I've acquired a pretty eclectic and wide-ranging taste in music and immersed in a gajillion genres. Coming back to the Banshees, though, I'm beginning to think my initial teenage assessment was correct. They really are an amazing, one-of-a-kind band. Dark yet playful, avant-garde and experimental while somehow sounding fully formed and accessible. Despite leaving far behind what is now considered the punk sound, I think they exemplify the original punk spirit more than any other band. And none of the goth bands who purported to follow them were half as interesting. Siouxsie Sioux and Steve Severin are top-notch songwriters and lyricists- they are masters of memorable, surreal, menacing phrases. For a while Morrissey was my idol, but even he agrees: "None of the bands today are as good as Siouxsie and the Banshees at full pelt."

When I was in my full blown rock days I'd probably constitute being in the "post-punk" / new wave wing of it.  I think I thought about writing and listening
 and judging newer music from that context.  Sadly, Sousixie and the Banshees were not one of my main bands.  More by historical accident, I always liked them and respected them, I just didn't listen to them very frequently.  I never really thought of them as "goth" forerunners as much as they were cornerstones of just about every form of rock that came after them.  They were huge in many of the things that came out of Detroit and Cleveland at the time (which included much Industrial and electronic music), including many local bands I worshiped growing up.  Unfortunately, I don't think I can really enjoy rediscovering those bands anymore.  I can only listen to rock out of nostalgia. My ear doesn't work anymore for that genre the way it once did, though I still naturally write in that vein due to habit and the way I was formed.  So I don't know if I can ever fully appreciate the essence of Sousixie and the Banshees anymore.  That stated, I don't think there is a band I loved way back when I was 15 that I have put on ice for 15 years...I think every band that I grew up loving I have revisited from time to time, and not just drunkenly at some bar.

I just got done watching stranger things because 5 million people kept harassing me to watch it, and being that I'm old I can only not listen to people defiantly out of spite for so long, I get worn down easier.  Anywho, whoever did the soundtrack( and I think the writers themselves) were very much influenced by that whole genre and subculture. They utilized a classic moog with those synth sounds I used to love so much. Had this show came out 10 years ago I'd probably be tickled pink by it (even now, it's a good show in its own right).

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8101 on: August 02, 2017, 10:06:16 AM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8102 on: August 03, 2017, 08:42:11 AM »
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Ariana Grande - One Last Time
Selena Gomez - Bad Liar
Groove Theory - Tell Me

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8103 on: August 05, 2017, 12:41:25 AM »
Was listening to the Pirates baseball game. After a nearly 2 hour rain delay though my patience was somewhat thin, so when they went behind 6-4 in the top of the 7th (at around 12:15am) I turned it off. And of course... in the bottom of the 7th they scored 6 runs to take the lead.  :P
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8104 on: August 06, 2017, 04:59:37 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8105 on: August 07, 2017, 10:02:12 PM »
The War on Drugs - Pain
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8106 on: August 07, 2017, 10:51:06 PM »
Maria Callas (with Franco Corelli) 1958 Norma, an all time favorite.  I'll probably follow it up tomorrow with her Alcesta, or another of her Bellini ones.
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8107 on: August 10, 2017, 12:07:05 PM »
Theotokario, Θεοτοκάριο: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P5FZkqWBuU
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8108 on: August 10, 2017, 12:53:18 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8110 on: August 11, 2017, 08:51:25 PM »
 
 Since his passing a few days ago:  Mr. Glen Campbell.  ++Memory Eternal++  Thanks for all the great music.

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8111 on: August 12, 2017, 03:07:44 PM »
Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

I can't shake the feeling that it would make for an absolutely brilliant paso doble on Strictly Come Dancing.
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8112 on: August 12, 2017, 03:35:50 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8113 on: August 13, 2017, 08:13:08 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8114 on: August 13, 2017, 08:50:26 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8116 on: August 15, 2017, 07:05:08 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8117 on: August 15, 2017, 07:32:33 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8118 on: August 15, 2017, 10:47:44 PM »
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Not sure what they're singing about... maybe it's best that I don't know.
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8119 on: August 15, 2017, 10:54:32 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8120 on: Yesterday at 10:44:55 PM »
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

Voted 'senior song' by my graduating class in high school (not that I voted for it).
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8121 on: Yesterday at 11:07:17 PM »
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

Voted 'senior song' by my graduating class in high school (not that I voted for it).
I thought every graduating class in high school had this song. It could have been worse, like using NSyncs Bye Bye Bye
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #8122 on: Yesterday at 11:21:46 PM »
I was hoping for 'Hangin Tough' by New Kids on the Block, but alas, it was not meant to be.

Yes, I'm joking.
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