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sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4141
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 9:59 pm:   Edit Post

Rob , I am glad that you enjoyed it. The sad aspect is what the song is really about , that being the devastating loss of human life after an atomic war. Her rendition makes the corners of my eyes tear , thus she has been successful as an artist and has made an impact, at least on me , but surely many other folks as well .

(Message edited by sonicus on May 06, 2015)
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1495
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 5:14 am:   Edit Post

+1 for Bonnie's Morning Dew
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4144
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2015 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post

Grateful Dead Live at Fox Theater on 1977-05-18

https://archive.org/details/gd77-05-18.sbd.murphy.5596.sbeok.shnf

Good show ! Phil gets in the mix a little late in " Deal" , but otherwise nice sound.
hankster
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Username: hankster

Post Number: 409
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:30 am:   Edit Post

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas - "Catfish John": http://youtu.be/0GfYV3db0aM
edwardofhuncote
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Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 338
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:35 am:   Edit Post

Some guys I'm filling in on bass with this summer just split a show with these folks last night.

http://youtu.be/1SCc72-AbYA

I met them several years ago at another music festival, and ended up jamming with them afterward. In addition to being absolutely fantastic musicians and singers, they are genuinely some of the nicest folks you would ever meet. Proud to be neighbors with them here in Southwest Virginia.

http://www.larnellstarkeyandthespiritualseven.com/page1
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 2016
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 9:55 am:   Edit Post

Tinnitus.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4145
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post

Edwin, I am sorry to read of your tinnitus, I know what thats like .
stephenr
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Username: stephenr

Post Number: 74
Registered: 9-2014
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

I listen to tinnitus daily but am tired of hearing the same thing over and over... wish they could write some new material.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11743
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post

I suppose I have tinnitus; there is constant white noise in my ears. I've had it for quite a while now, and I'm quite used to it.

Quite a while back, I had my hearing tested; and there was high end loss in my left ear, and both high end and low end loss in my right ear. When I'm in a noisy room, I can't hear what other people are saying unless I lean in close with my left ear.

Of course I played in loud bar band most of my life. But around fifteen years ago, the band I was in practiced in the basement of one of the members. It was not a large room. One night as we were getting ready to rehearse, he was adjusting the vocal levels; all of a sudden there was this piercing feedback, which really hurt. I'm pretty sure that one incident did more damage than any other.

It's a cautionary tale for all of you who are still playing in loud bands. If the person mixing your sound at rehearsal isn't careful, real damage can be done in a second.

Where I live it can get really quiet and peaceful. I like to sit out on the front porch and listen to the creek, the wind in the trees, and the white noise in my ears. They all blend in together.

:-)
growlypants
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Post Number: 132
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post

Try working on an aircraft carrier for a few years... kind of noisy!!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4146
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post

I take my hat off for you Sir ! YIKES ___ 14O decibel , jet take offs ?
Did you ever measure the actual SPL ? With hear protection of course !
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4170
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

Flight of the Bumblebee on pedals by Dr. Carol Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHZvMAJUN5g

I love to hear and see musicians like this to keep me humble ! :-)
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4171
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:38 pm:   Edit Post

MORE Carol Williams !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TSxOGWFPs
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4173
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post

NIGHTWISH - Ghost Love Score

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V_eoR6r1Tw

The Dutch Lead singer ; Floor Jansen is AWESOME !
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4174
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

#1 ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY4Ra2KOyas
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4175
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

#1 ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY4Ra2KOyas
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1497
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 3:23 am:   Edit Post

Love Manring!
:-D
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1866
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post

Manring always amazes me. If nothing else, you have to tip your hat to a guy who sat in his room & figured out how to play in 64 different tunings in one song............

Peter (who's still struggling with the one)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11748
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 6:07 pm:   Edit Post

I watched some of, and read about, Nightwish last night. Interestingly, they've had three different lead singers; the one in the video that Wolf linked is the latest.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4177
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 7:13 pm:   Edit Post

Dave,Thanks for checking that out. I am a little curious about the Symphonic type Metal with Female fronted " opera like " lead singers. There is musical drama and performance art there that I find appealing to some extent. Kind of Kool in a way .

New stuff for me to hear and maybe even explore !
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11751
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 6:18 am:   Edit Post

I thought the combination worked well. And Wolf, if you haven't seen them with the first singer, you may like her as much as the third.

From what I read, most of what they record includes symphony orchestras. I watched a few of their live videos, and while I'm not sure, it did seem to me that there may have been more musical content than was being produced by the musicians. Put another way, it seemed to me that perhaps the orchestral and choral parts were not being reproduced by a keyboard, but by a recording.

Which is a whole, and perhaps interesting, discussion in itself.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4179
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 6:40 am:   Edit Post

Dave, yes I have checked out their other lineups ,in some cases I have come to the same conclusion as you . In my post #4114 in this thread and on this page is a link to an EPICA performance, another band in the same genre in a live performance with a full symphony !

Singer Simone Simons shines very bright here !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxd6sxLxdys
dtothec
Junior
Username: dtothec

Post Number: 40
Registered: 3-2015
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

Amazing Grace played in harmonics on bass by Victor Wooten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEyEu-hS0fA
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4182
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 8:59 am:   Edit Post

Bach - The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrb0dHKJBR4

This is a very important piece of music for me.
Classical Counterpoint . This is what makes me tick when I jam !

Bach was the jam master ! BUT he wrote it all down ____

Lucky for us to study!
edwardofhuncote
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Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 355
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 2:43 pm:   Edit Post

Been listening to Wolf's link in the office today. I needed about an hour of that to help this Monday along into the past.

Often wonder what would J.S. Bach post on the "Listening" thread.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4183
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

Gregory, I am glad that you like it . Listening to J.S.Bach somehow seems to help me "get my act together".

Wolf
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 2021
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

When I am working, the station I listen to most often is Venice Classic Radio. I find that baroque music provides the best environment for concentration.

Sometimes they get a bit overblown, but most of their selections are very good.

http://www.veniceclassicradio.eu/en/


Also, a lot of what Bach composed he did not write down. Much of it was improvised and sketches written that were frozen on paper by later interpreters. He was apparently a brilliant improviser.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4184
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:28 pm:   Edit Post

Edwin , Thanks for the link! I am listening as I type this .

That is great .
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 2022
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:43 pm:   Edit Post

It got me through law school!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4185
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:52 pm:   Edit Post

The power of music shall set you free ! ( As in the truth shall set you free ) :-)
groovelines
Senior Member
Username: groovelines

Post Number: 789
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:07 pm:   Edit Post

GHS3 - The Challenger. Frank Gambale, Stu Hamm and Steve Smith.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1499
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 5:22 pm:   Edit Post

Got back from Washburn (way up north in Wisconsin, ya der hey). Long road trip and my wife brought along the following . . . all very enjoyable while cruising through the northwoods.

Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line
Neil Finn - Dizzy Heights
The Avett Brothers - Magpie and the Dandelion
The Haden Triplets, self titled.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11757
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post

I just listened to a very unusual, and quite clever, cover of Bohemian Rhapsody. Vintage instrumentation.
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 2023
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:44 pm:   Edit Post

Then there's this version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQRvqkmKmKo
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11759
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 2:46 pm:   Edit Post

Well, that was different.

:-)
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1502
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:50 am:   Edit Post

This thread is turning into What WERE you listening to for me.
Yesterday was my wife's birthday (and Mica's- happy belated).

We went and saw the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's Fifth, truly a pleasure. The show started with some modern composers (Sean Shepherd and Nico Muhly). But the cherry on top was that prior to going into Beethoven's brilliance, they played a short song by Morton Feldman.

As soon as the song started my wife bolted upright and sat on the edge of her seat; the song was the same song that is the intro to a local radio show (WMSE's The Modern Chamber) and she always swoons when she hears it.
So there it was, the perfect birthday gift, surprisingly provided by an unexpected source.

And here it is: Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety
https://youtube.com/watch?v=vbJ1uNFbhTo
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4200
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm:   Edit Post

I like it !

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