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    From the Indy Star's column "Cool dot com" in the Living section.

    Tune time

    Fans of Irish and bluegrass music can visit here for news, a gallery, related links, newsletter and musician profiles: www.jigtime.com.
    They have a podcast page.
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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    .....Thanks for the hint on Neil Young. .....

    I will do some on-line checking of your suggestion.
    HEADLINE: A little live Neil is better than none
    'Fillmore East' captures glimpse of Young, band at its peak
    From the Louisville Courier-Journal
    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/...D=200661125007
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    I just don't get the emo label

    Although I usually ponder things like this privately, I've been reading through the thread lately, and I've been inspired by Bear's and RJ's musings on songs they hear in snippets of our daily lives. So I'm going to write this musing down, and maybe someone could help me with an answer.

    I just had the t.v. on in the background (Much Music punk show), and a commercial came on for some new video game. It's a cool fighting game, but I don't remember the name. But what hooks me everytime and makes me not change the channel, is that they use some slowed-down version of Tears For Fears' Mad World in the background. I vaguely remember something close to it being in the movie Donnie Darko. It's haunting the way the music captures the song better than TFF's original new-wavish sound. So I was sitting there, singing along with this commercial and the weight of lyrics really hit me this time. It really took me back to my teenage angst years. I remember playing the album over and over when I was 13, reading the lyric sheet each time I listened to the album.

    Mad World

    All around me are familiar faces
    Worn out places - worn out faces
    Bright and early for their daily races
    Going nowhere - going nowhere
    And their tears are filling up their glasses
    No expression - no expression
    Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
    No tommorow - no tommorow

    And I find it kind of funny
    I find it kind of sad
    The dreams in which I'm dying
    Are the best I've ever had
    I find it hard to tell you
    'Cos I find it hard to take
    When people run in circles
    It's a very, very Mad World

    Children waiting for the day they feel good
    Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday
    Made to feel the way that every child should
    Sit and listen - sit and listen
    Went to school and I was very nervous
    No one knew me - no one knew me
    Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
    Look right through me - look right through me
    These lyrics out-mope many of the songs that are by bands now being termed as emo. Maybe I'm old, but I really can't tell the My Chemical Romance sound from the Evanescence (sp?) sound from the Fall Out Boy thing. The music isn't much different than any other pseudo-pop punk band out there. There are a ton of old depressing bands out there from my youth, Joy Division and the Smiths, the Cure, the Chameleons. Why all of a sudden do we have a new classification of 'emo'? Almost every genre out there has some depressing, emotional sides to it. My teen years are chock full of them. And there's probably some guy crying into his drink in a country-western bar right now listening to some depressing song.

    I'd love to be enlightened to the nuances of emo. Maybe one of our young-uns could explain it to me .

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    ^^ I'm in the mood for something depressing; I just don't own anything depressing, and I'm not gonna listen to country.

    Guess I'll just flip channels until I find, oh, maybe a flick where someone has an incurable disease or something....

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    Emosoft

    Let's not forget that old person fan favorite, emosoft. Instead of emotional hardcore the tunes are emotional softcore....and often quite horrible.

    Betcha dollars to donuts that just a couple Cyburbians can recall these emotional pleasures.....

    "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro. One of those songs that gets in your head and won't go away unless you travel to France and ask to see "Mamame G". Tells the sappy story of the wife who dies of some incurable disease.

    "Deadman's Curve" by Jan and Dean. Youth and fast cars.....actually not a bad song.....the question, can it be considered emosoft?

    "Ode To Billie Joe" by Bobby Gentry. Depressed teenager, perhaps with a crystal ball and able to see a future that included Tears for Fears and Hawthorne Heights, perhaps preggo.....throwing something off the bridge.

    "Leader Of The Pack" by the Shangri-La's. "My folks were always putting him down.....down, down.....because he came from the wrong side of town.....town, town." After she ditched him he rode off and he didn't slow down, even though she begged him. She will never forget him, that leader of the pack. Vroooommmm!

    "Fixin' To Die Rag" by Country Joe McDonald and The Fish. What can tear at the emotional heartstrings more than a soldier who comes home "in a box". Uncle Sam needs your help again!

    Emosof. It's for you.

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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite View post
    These lyrics out-mope many of the songs that are by bands now being termed as emo. Maybe I'm old, but I really can't tell the My Chemical Romance sound from the Evanescence (sp?) sound from the Fall Out Boy thing. The music isn't much different than any other pseudo-pop punk band out there. There are a ton of old depressing bands out there from my youth, Joy Division and the Smiths, the Cure, the Chameleons. Why all of a sudden do we have a new classification of 'emo'? Almost every genre out there has some depressing, emotional sides to it. My teen years are chock full of them. And there's probably some guy crying into his drink in a country-western bar right now listening to some depressing song.

    I'd love to be enlightened to the nuances of emo. Maybe one of our young-uns could explain it to me .
    I don't think emo is intended to be just depressing, although as far as I can tell, it is mostly that. I really don't know where emo stops and some other genre begins though. All the bands labeled emo do seem to have the same sound like you said. Joy Division and the Smiths at least had their uniqueness going for them and there have still been very few bands that sound anything like them. Maybe in the 80's there were a bunch though that have just faded into obscurity like most of the emo bands will in a few years...

    I know I prefer my punk with a bit more attitude and a bit less whining than anything I've heard from an "emo" band. I've made a personal pledge to not have any emo on my radio station, and I think I've managed to do that so far

    By the way, I noticed we have an emo smilie . Where are the other musical genre smilies? I want a punker with a mohawk!

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    I really like Coldplay. Am I shallow? Wonderful dancing music; wish I had a partner.

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    I 've been playing the hell out of Nirvana's 'smells like teen spirit' and using a flanger to really distort guitars and Kurt's voice on the chorus.
    I am recognizing that the voice inside my head
    is urging me to be myself but never follow someone else
    Because opinions are like voices we all have a different kind". --Q-Tip

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    What's in your latest stack?
    Eyes Open ~ Snow Patrol
    Chasing Cars I don't care for because it brings back bad memories, but the album is great. Hands Open is my favorite song these days.

    Shine On ~ Jet
    I love rock.

    The Slow Wonder ~ A.C. Newman
    Apparently A.C. Newman is the lead singer for the New Pornographers, if you listen to them (I had no idea, I love AC Newman but don't love NP, go figure).

    The Dust of Retreat ~ Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
    They use tons of different intstruments and there is variety in the album's songs. Very good, up and coming on my playlist.

    Colour the Small One ~ Sia
    Not my style at all, but for some reason I really like Sia. Hew music is very girly, jazzy, soft... "Breathe Me" is my favorite from the album.

    Haughty Melodic ~ Mike Doughty
    A pretty mellow guitarist, the lead singer from Soul Coughing. I really like his voice, but the lyrics and song subjects border on goofy and repetitive.

    Ok No ~ Ok Go
    You may have seen their homemade music video that came out this summer, with the band on tradmills. That was gimmicky, but I enjoy the music.

    With Love and Squalor ~ We Are Scientists
    Great. Give them a try. "The Great Escape" and "Lousy Reputation" are my current favorites.

    I'm not going to say all of the above are musical geniuses, but they're new artists and on my list now. I'm also listening to Guns and Roses, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Who, The Beatles (just completed my collection!!!), and a lot of other stuff.

    I'll just say I listen to everything.

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    I went to the Robbie Williams concert last night. I was actually a bit worried about going considering im not the worlds biggest Robbie fan, but i actually really enjoyed it. He is such an entertainer- just a natural on stage and plays it up to the cameras.

    He couldve sung a lot more, but hey he was running everyone. Funniest thing of the night was some chick flashing her boobs on camera to everyone- crazy.

    rant... it took me two hours to get out of the car parking lot at the concert grr not happy about that- i am here at work on 4 hours sleep.
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    Working on papers for finals week.

    Sufjan coma Stevens while writing
    We Are Scientists while taking breaks

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    Born...born in the '50's

    De, do, do do.
    De, da, da, da. That's all I want say to you.

    The Police

    Stupid lyrics
    RJ is the KING of . The One

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    Ahhh, The Musical Beauty Of The Web

    Tonight I am enjoying playing around on a couple great music sites.....

    Wolfgang's Vault
    Last FM

    Both sites are superb. (And Wolfgang may go away because of lawsuits and copyright problems)

    Last FM is a lot like Pandora.....for instance if you type in Journey you are going to get a dose of other classic bands from the 1970's. I typed in Wilco and it brought me some great alt.country bands.....some I was familiar with and some not, but all quite good.

    Wolfgang's Vault is a collection of live recordings from the legendary (and late) Bill Graham, a rock promoter. Right now I am digging "In The Court Of The Crimson King" (King Crimson). I just finished listening to a great live version of "21st Century Schizoid Man".....wow!

    Give them a try.

    In The Court Of The Maize Bear

    EDIT: OMG, just tuned in to "Woodchopper's Ball" by Ten Years After. Incredible Alvin Lee guitar. You gotta listen.....
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Tonight I am enjoying playing around on a couple great music sites.....

    Wolfgang's Vault
    Last FM

    Both sites are superb. (And Wolfgang may go away because of lawsuits and copyright problems)

    Give them a try.

    In The Court Of The Maize Bear
    .....
    Bear
    Wofgangs Vault - What a find !

    EDIT
    Anybody watch/listen to ERIC CLAPTON'S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL on PBS ?
    Good stuff.
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/...ods/index.html
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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    hehehehe.... RJ, get your time machine ready. I got us tix to see Bob Seger next month! I love my oldies!

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    hehehehe.... RJ, get your time machine ready. I got us tix to see Bob Seger next month! I love my oldies!
    At TD Waterhouse? You better not be kidding me....
    I really like Seger. WOO HOO!!! Maybe you really are a Goddess.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    At TD Waterhouse? You better not be kidding me....
    I really like Seger. WOO HOO!!! Maybe you really are a Goddess.
    So I was just telling the kid, when you see that post, you'll post "Noooooooooo" 'cos he's an oldie. No, I'm not kidding. We're going. I haven't seen Seger since, oh, maybe '72.... Jan 6, bubba!

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    I say I'm buying the tix to Seger.
    ZG and I are having a ferocious discussion off-line on this.
    Maister, you want to start a pool---errr, poll. I'm paying, right?

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    Barbra Streisand

    Yes, this Bear loves hard rock and roll. But.....I still have a thing for the early recordings of Barbra Streisand. Let's jump in the "way-back machine".....

    1965-1966
    I was a student at Whitmer High (Toledo, OH). One of my teachers told us that this "very special" singer was going to be on television, in a series of specials. Her name was Barbra Streisand and the name of the first television special was "My Name Is Barbra". The teacher told us to "broaden our musical horizons", which meant turn off the rock and roll we were listening to (now called "garage rock") and try some other styles.

    Barbra Streisand's early-career recordings are very good. Her young and strong voice, matched with great arrangements, did wonders for some suprerb standards. For a few years, my vinyl purchases included albums from Barbra Streisand.

    One of the albums has her version of "Like A Straw In The Wind". She does a great job with this tune.

    Like a straw in the wind
    I go whirling around
    Like a bird who's just learnin' to fly
    Feet are not on the ground
    Drift from pillar to post
    So helplessly
    What wanted the most
    Winds up a ghostly memory
    My man is gone
    And when your man is gone
    Your world just falls apart
    Hmm... nothing you try to do
    Helps you to comfort your heart
    Don't yo' heart get all the bricks
    Where your hopes come unpinned
    Trouble steps in and make
    You feel like a straw in the wind
    Like a straw in the wind
    Free and easy
    That's my style
    I go whirling around
    Howdy-do me?
    Watch me smile
    Like a bird who's just learned to fly
    Fare-the-well me after a while
    Feet are not on the ground
    So I gotta roam
    Drift from pillar to post
    Sweetenin' water
    Cherry wine
    So helplessly
    Thank you kindly suits me fine
    What I wanted the most
    Winds up a ghostly memory
    My man is gone
    And when your man is gone
    Your world just falls apart
    So any place I hang my hat is home
    Birds roostin' in a tree
    Pick up and go
    And the goin' proves
    That's how it oughta be
    I pick up too
    When the spirit moves me
    Cross the river, run the bend
    Howdy stranger?
    So long friend
    There is a voice in the lonesome wind
    I hear a-whisperin' roam
    I'm goin' where a welcome mat is,
    No matter where that is...
    Cause any place I hang my hat is home!

    This is one of those tunes that has stuck with me seemingly forever. I now have the ability (via a Teac vinyl recorder) to record my vinyl onto a CD. My stack of early Barbra Streisand was among the first albums to be copied.

    BTW.....I don't care much for her later albums.

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    Texas Garage Alt Country

    I have been doing some internet listening to a band called Cross Canadian Ragweed. I would describe the band as "Texas garage alt country" styling.

    From what I have heard, they put on a super live show.

    Anybody know of them? See them live?

    Another description.....perhaps a "rougher-edged Wilco".

    I like.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    I say I'm buying the tix to Seger.
    ZG and I are having a ferocious discussion off-line on this.
    RJ, why don't you just buy the beverages at the concert? It'll be about the same amount as the tickets...
    Bring on Spring Training...

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    I just got a CD by the Faces.
    When I was in the "record" store, I saw Bob Dylan's new album - as a record! He must have insisted to Columbia: "Hey, most of my friends still have record players, man!"

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    KarlCandy.....Welcome to Cyburbia. You probably know that Faces was Rod Stewart's band. He joined after Steve Marriot left to form Humble Pie. ("Thirty days in the hole!")
    _____

    This afternoon, while doing some work in the kitchen, I popped-on the great web site, Wolfgang's Vault, and rocked to an Allman Brothers concert that was recorded at Filmore East. Great stuff!

    I strongly encourage fans of music to try this site.

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    Just bought the new Bob Seger CD. I am so looking forward to the concert. Yeah, I'm old, so what?

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Just bought the new Bob Seger CD. I am so looking forward to the concert. Yeah, I'm old, so what?
    If you have two tickets, I’ll be more than happy to escort you. No charge. (I’ve heard escort services can be very expensive.) We can call it a date!!!
    What say you? Will you reluctantly agree?



    Just teasing the newbies.....

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