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Unread postPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:04 am 
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We have 3000+ members and therefore 3000+ different tastes when it comes to music. Here is a list of some of my current favourites [in no particular order, though] Please state yours!

- Dire Straits, Private Investigations
- Jim Reid, The Wild Geese/Norland Wind
- Papermoon, Dancing Again
- Richard Harris, Mac Arthur Park
- Randy Crawford, One Day I'll Fly Away
- Flimm & the BBs, Tricycle
- Maire Brennan, The Days of the Dancing
- Luke Kelly, The Sun is Burning [the perfect song for all of you who believe in 21/12/2012]
- Maria Bethania, Eu preciso de voce
- Constance Demby, Novus Magnificat
- Robin Laing, More than just a dram [from one of best albums I know, "The Angels' Share"]
- David Carradine, Around

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There are a handful of recordings that have been getting disproportionate play recently at Josehill Headquarters:

  • The Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook, Vols 1 & 2 (A former King Crimson drummer, Ian Wallace, deftly adapts King Crimson music to the jazz trio format. Surprisingly effective.)
  • Rush: Caravan/BU2B/Headlong Flight (Pre-album release singles from the heavy prog trio's upcoming "Clockwork Angels" disc.)
  • Susan McKeown: The River (my favorite Irish singer)
  • Idil Biret: Liszt's arrangements of Beethoven's symphonies for piano. Really great, if you like that sort of thing.
  • Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream (Her latest album is arguably her best. The cover of Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line" is worth the price of admission by itself.)
  • Various recordings/transcriptions of Bach's BWV 1060. When I was a kid, the violin/oboe arrangement of this piece is what first turned me on to Bach. It still resonates.
  • Ensemble Organum: Chant Corse (Corsican liturgical music. Fascinatingly idiosyncratic.)
  • Garbage: Not Your Kind of People (New album, but reminds me of younger days.)
  • Duran Duran: Rio. (Don't judge.)
  • Cheap Trick: Rockford (I saw these guys play not too long ago, and I was surprised at the vitality of their newer stuff.)
  • Birdy: Supernominal Paraphernalia (Local power pop/guitar band from NYC area, never made it big, but influenced a bunch of folks. This is what a lot of clubs in NYC and Hoboken sounded like in the late 90s. Now defunct.)
  • Foo Fighters: Wasting Light (Heavy. Talented.)
  • Striggio's Mass in 40 Parts, with Hollingworth conducting.

I'm also looking for a good recording of Fauré's Requiem. I have the Montreal Symphony version with Te Kanawa, and I'm familiar with the Shaw and Rutter recordings, but I'm looking for something else. I recently heard a snippet of a recording that used a fairly small choir and sparse instrumentation, with a boy singing the soprano solo, rather than a female soprano. It was sublime, but I missed the recording credits.


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I guess people will find it weird to find different types in the list, but what the heck :) Also in no particular order.

    - Arch Enemy - Tyrants of the Rising Sun. Brilliant live set of one of the best death metal bands around now.
    - Portishead - Roseland NYC Live. Beth Gibbons is a goddess...
    - Pink Floyd - Echoes. Got my dad to blame for this one... :)
    - Obituary - Dead. Best. Show. Ever. I'd give my left testicle to have been there. :D
    - Vivaldi - Four Seasons, with Nigel Kennedy on solo violin.
    - Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale. If you're into (very) dark (very) psychedelic (very) heavy doom metal, check them out.
    - Massive Attack vs. The Mad Professor - No Protection.
    - Giacinto Scelsi - Uaxuctum! The version by the Kraków Radio-Television Orchestra, with Jürg Wyttenbach conducting. For those who love "modern" classical music... this is a masterpiece :)
    - Ministry - Psalm 69.

But there's so many more... :)

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I could say what I like, or I could simply share the current itunes top 25, which is a lot more truthful than anything I would write about myself :D
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which I suppose is fairly accurate, but it doesn't count vinyl of course, and I have an old ipod mini which only holds a few albums which I throw on and change out randomly when the album starts to get stale. *edit: turns out itunes doesn't count ipod plays like my zune used to.

I also tend to listen to albums in their entirety.

I also recently discovered pandora. So far I've started it with kraftwerk, madeon, alan parsons project, and the beatles, and always get enjoyable results.

Anybody else still listen to a real radio? Mainly I listen to 91.7 WVXU, but also 92.9 WGTZ for music, or 97.7 WOXY for dancing music :)

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In the last couple weeks my album rotation has been:

    -Metallica - Load & Reload (Yeah probably the most hated albums, but my favorite of Metallicas, Outlaw Torn is amazing)
    -Bear McCreary - Battlestar Galactica Season 2-4 Scores (Can't wait for the Walking Dead score)
    -Mark Snow - X-files Volume 1 Score (Can't wait for Volume 2)
    -Cliff Eidelman - Star Trek VI Score (Don't be put off by Star Trek being in the title, it's very un-Star Trek)
    -Sonic Mayhem - Quake II score (Great programming getting in the zone music)
    -Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
    -Nine Inch Nails - Still
    -Megadeth - Th1rteen & The World Needs A Hero

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josehill wrote:
There are a handful of recordings that have been getting disproportionate play recently at Josehill Headquarters:

  • The Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook, Vols 1 & 2 (A former King Crimson drummer, Ian Wallace, deftly adapts King Crimson music to the jazz trio format. Surprisingly effective.)


Really ? Wow. Detachable Penis is one of my favorite songs .....


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Really ? Wow. Detachable Penis is one of my favorite songs .....

Umm...naturally? :lol:


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This is what has been tickling my fancy lately~

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Scandalous. Ballad of Jimmy Tanks (Saw them at Austin City Limits live)
Che: Sounds of Liberation. The Knife
Earth: The Bees Made Honey In the Lion's Skull. Miami Morning Coming Down II (Shine) (When I just want to listen to nothing)
Earth: Hibernaculum. Ouroboros is Broken (Another that's been burning out the platter in my hd)
Zero 7: When It Falls. When It Falls (Sia Furler has such a soothing voice)
Soundgarden: Superunknown. Spoonman (Ahh memories from my youth. Saw them live)
Type O Negative: Dead Again. Hail and Farewell to Britain (Another band that has a special place in my heart. RIP Pete Steele)
Jesu: Silver. Wolves
Mad Season: Above. River of Deceit
Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor: No Protection. Radiation Ruling The Nation (Always appreciate a Massive Fan -> Alver)
Nine Inch Nails: With Teeth. Everyday is Exactly the Same
Pelican: What We All Come To Need: Strung Up from the Sky

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josehill wrote:
Umm...naturally? :lol:

He wanted twenty-seven bucks for it but I talked him down to seventeen :P


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I'm old and out of touch... But mostly Smooth Jazz and Classical with some really really random stuff

Vivaldi, Rossini, Percell, etc..
"Gynopie" Sartie
Dick Dale and the Del Tones. "Misuru".
Forget the name of the Jazz quartet, "Take five"
Canalope Island.
Rachmanakovs variations of a theme by Pacini..
The Flower Duet from that Opera about the English colinists in India.
Occasionally stuff like Dire Straights and easy listening.
Very occassionally real exceptsion like.. "Pump up the Jam" by MARRS, "Paranormia" Max Headroom, "Love Missile F1-11"

Oh and sometimes.. http://www.abc.net.au/classic/
Most recent stuff sounds like line noise to me.

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josehill wrote:
I'm also looking for a good recording of Fauré's Requiem. I have the Montreal Symphony version with Te Kanawa, and I'm familiar with the Shaw and Rutter recordings, but I'm looking for something else. I recently heard a snippet of a recording that used a fairly small choir and sparse instrumentation, with a boy singing the soprano solo, rather than a female soprano. It was sublime, but I missed the recording credits.


If I had but known! Just one week ago, we had on the radio a live performance - recorded on April 13 in Berlin - with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, and Kate Royal [soprano] & Christian Gerhaher [baritone; a big star in Europe]. Of course, I would have been willing to burn it to CD and send it to you as a gift. However, on the Shaw recording I prefer the Durufle Requiem, especially its 'Sanctus'...

BTW, I still have the feeling that only a very tiny minority of our members is into classical
music - so, it's surprising for me that someone should ask for Faure :-) [To be truthful, though, about 80% of my several 1000 recordings are operas].

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Here's a short and very incomplete list of my favorites (I left out most of the classical music). Of special note here is Villa-Lobos - does anyone else like his "eerie" arias?

Al Hirt - The Green Hornet
Carl Orff - Karmina Burana
Christopher Cross-Ride Like The Wind
Darius Rucker - This is my world
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Glenn Miller - Take The A Train
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Casino Royale
Holst - The Planets - Mars, The Bringer of War
Isacc Albeniz - Asturias
Joaquin Rodrigo - Concerto de Aranjuez (Allegro con spirito)
Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
Louis Armstrong - Mack The Knife (Theme From Three Penny Opera)
Man of La Mancha-The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
Mason Williams - Classical Gas
Matt Monro - On Days Like These(Italian job)
Mendes, Sergio & Brasil '66 - Constant Rain (Chove Chuva)
Samuel Barber - Adagio For Strings
Santana - Oye Como Va
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff - The Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (Full Moon and Empty Arms)
Sinatra, Nancy - You Only Live Twice
Supreme Beings of Leisure - Under The Gun
The Arcade Fire - Rebellion Lies
The Monkees - You Just May Be The One
Villa-Lobos - Bachiana brasileira #5 - Aria (Cantilena)
Weird Al Yankovic - Yoda

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If I had but known! Just one week ago, we had on the radio a live performance - recorded on April 13 in Berlin - with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, and Kate Royal [soprano] & Christian Gerhaher [baritone; a big star in Europe]. Of course, I would have been willing to burn it to CD and send it to you as a gift. However, on the Shaw recording I prefer the Durufle Requiem, especially its 'Sanctus'...

BTW, I still have the feeling that only a very tiny minority of our members is into classical music - so, it's surprising for me that someone should ask for Faure :-) [To be truthful, though, about 80% of my several 1000 recordings are operas].

That would have been an interesting concert; thanks for the tip. I see that the full video of the concert is available online; perhaps I'll buy a 48-hour ticket and have a listen next weekend.

If I were to predict the listening patterns of Nekochan members, I would predict: eclectic. So far there have been some interesting choices. I plan on giving a few of them a listen.

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hamei wrote:
josehill wrote:
  • The Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook, Vols 1 & 2 ...

Really ? Wow. Detachable Penis is one of my favorite songs .....

Uhm, you're confusing King Missile with King Crimson. I happen to love both, but imagining their bastard love child is... challenging.


For King Missile, my favorites would include Jesus Was Way Cool, Double F*cked By Two Black Studs (a cautionary tale for hipsters and poseurs), Cheese Cake Truck, and Sensitive Artist. I could go on...

Boston bands Tribe (80s-90s alt rock), Letters To Cleo, Mission of Burma, Bim Skala Bim, Treat Her RIght, Morphine, and Dinosaur Jr.

Future of the Left, Metric, Liz Phair, Juliana Hatfield, Forget Cassettes, Pretty Girls Make Graves.

I could go on all day, unfortunately...

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