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Music Thread.

Postby geckzilla » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:42 pm

I'm interested in sampling some Asteriskian musics. Here's some of mine. This is not a thread for disparaging anyone's taste in music. Hopefully everyone can just share their favorites and perhaps some banter. To post music just search for it on YouTube and embed it here. Chances are it's there.

I'll start with some space themed stuff. I listen to a lot of soundtracks.

Here's something that has been appearing in a lot of space videos lately. You've probably heard it but had no idea where it came from.
Surface of the Sun - John Murphy - Sunshine
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A Heart Beats in Space - Ennio Morricone - Mission to Mars
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Yoko Kanno - Space Lion - Cowboy Bebop
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Postby neufer » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:54 am

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Re: Music Thread.

Postby orin stepanek » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:34 pm

You want just space music? I remember an old time goodie! Probably before your time! :shock: Hope you like it!
Actually I have a large range of music that I like; depending on my mood! I even like Mozart! :eyebrows:
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby Chris Peterson » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:56 pm

This is our favorite group- we see them live several times a year. Dakota Blonde performing Mary's Waltz.

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It doesn't get better than this, two of the best of the best. John Prine and Iris Dement performing In Spite of Ourselves.

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This should give anybody goosebumps, K.D. Lang singing Hallelujah; even better, I think than Leonard Cohen's version, although his is also amazing.

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Re: Music Thread.

Postby bystander » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:37 pm

I've always thought KD Lang is an amazing vocalist. I'm sorry, but the nasal twang of John Prine and Iris DeMent remind me of why I hated my father's country music when I was growing up. I love the vocal harmonies of Dakota Blonde. Mary Huckins' voice reminds of Melanie Safka, though the slight nasal quality detracts somewhat from an otherwise beautiful voice.
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby neufer » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:33 pm

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Better than _The Pianist_ version & much better than I can plunk out.
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby Chris Peterson » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:25 pm

bystander wrote:I've always thought KD Lang is an amazing vocalist. I'm sorry, but the nasal twang of John Prine and Iris DeMent remind me of why I hated my father's country music when I was growing up. I love the vocal harmonies of Dakota Blonde. Mary Huckins' voice reminds of Melanie Safka, though the slight nasal quality detracts somewhat from an otherwise beautiful voice.

I'm not fond of traditional country music, either (a little goes a long way). But I hear a different kind of timbre in these voices... something that gives them real personality and uniqueness; something missing in so many singers. Also, my musical tastes run to melody and lyrics, and both Prine and DeMent are masters of both.

In any case, musical tastes are obviously wide. I wanted to limit my post to three selections, which was very difficult. I picked Dakota Blonde not just because they're my favorite, but because it's likely nobody else around here knows them. Prine and DeMent are well known in some circles, but perhaps still unfamiliar to most people. K.D. Lang is quite famous, of course, but my selection shows how a cover can sometimes exceed the original, how a person can really own a song.
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby owlice » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:41 am

neufer wrote:
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I love that Ballade; thanks for posting it.

neufer wrote:...& much better than I can plunk out.

I think I should be the judge of that.

I have pretty wide tastes in music, I think, but listen to more classical music than anything else. I also like funny songs:
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And a cappella music, whether serious or fun:
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby rstevenson » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:29 am

I've been wondering how to participate in this thread. I like almost every kind of music and have been influenced by many different styles of music. So I decided to showcase that breadth of interest. You have been warned. :mrgreen:

We'll start off slow with a song I listened to hundreds of times as a child, on our 45 rpm record player that plugged into the back of our desk radio. It was a red disk!

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Then we'll segue into a calming yet dramatic bit of classical music that has been used to good effect in films and TV shows, most recently I think in Master and Commander, starring Russell Crowe and some other guys.

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And we'll end, appropriately, with a little death metal.

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Classical music

Postby saturno2 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:54 am

Among the composition of Classical music, I like the music of the italian composer Antonio Vivaldi.
Vivaldi composed from the heart, his music better expresses human nature.
Apart from " Four Seasons", Vivaldi has many very fine works.
What Classical music do you like most to you?

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Re: Classical music

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:23 am

saturno2 wrote:Among the composition of Classical music, I like the music of the italian composer Antonio Vivaldi.
Vivaldi composed from the heart, his music better expresses human nature.
Apart from " Four Seasons", Vivaldi has many very fine works.
What Classical music do you like most to you?

I never tire of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, of Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, of Copland's Appalachian Spring. Oh, and Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia.
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby geckzilla » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:13 am

orin stepanek wrote:You want just space music?


Oh, no, I didn't mean that, I just picked a theme because it was easier for me to choose some songs. Now I gotta go listen to everyone else's posts. :mrgreen:
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby Beyond » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:55 am

Owlice, that's some range of music :!: From classical, to "Cows Have Guns", which is 'utterly' enjoyable, especially the 'chicken rescue', at the end :!: :!:
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby geckzilla » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:01 am

Chris Peterson wrote:This should give anybody goosebumps, K.D. Lang singing Hallelujah;


Ah, yes, we already had a thread devoted to that gem. I can't figure out which I like better. I think I like Cohen's because I heard it first, but Lang's could grow on me if I had it on my playlist, I'm sure.

neufer wrote:Chopin Ballade no.1


I have some neighbors who play their piano a lot. They're not that good and it's mostly church music which brings back certain memories for me. I shouldn't hold it against the piano but maybe I do. In any case, my favorite piano piece has been this for a while:
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Or perhaps this:
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Minimalism in music has grown on me, contrary my dislike of the visual counterpart in the art world.


Haha, owlice, I expected nothing but classical music from you. I feel like I can't fully appreciate classical music because I lack musical education. I kind of think of soundtracks as an evolution classical music but I may be wrong.

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I get this song stuck in my head all the time but I forget the lyrics.

rstevenson wrote:Rob Zombie


:bang: :lol2: I don't think I'll ever be able to appreciate death metal.
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby owlice » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:03 am

beyond, yeah, isn't Cows a fun song? Still makes me laugh! Some of the songs I wanted to post aren't on YouTube (or aren't there in a rendition I'd use...); I was hoping to post a song called Spontaneous Human Combustion. :D

geckzilla, classical composers write soundtracks; time-honored activity for them. I have the Nyman work on CD; I like it, too. Piano music is my first love; that was my instrument growing up. (I took lessons on other instruments, too, to even less effect.) I had good luck with choral singing as an adult and got to sing with some excellent orchestras/conductors/in great venues. (Also some lesser orchestras/conductors/venues... ) So there's a bit of vocal music in the house, too, and I'm sure you know some of it, such as:
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A lot of people come to classical music in adulthood and get their musical education from listening, liner notes, books, and online; I used to post, and read!, a lot on classical music boards. I still belong to one but don't post there very often anymore.
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby owlice » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:10 am

I'd forgotten how nice Ives's voice was; thanks for the reminder, Rob.
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby Moonlady » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:20 am

The Purple People Eater Song is :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: like the Cows With GUNS :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

A space music, which I loved about 15 years back: much later, when I saw the clip first time, I thought oh crap, a lot of aluminium foil :lol2: and the 80s style :roll:

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I love this little piece: Dante's Vide Cor Meum : see my heart ♥

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And this one, never gets boring, evergreen:

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Re: Music Thread.

Postby FrancFurtado » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:38 am

I also love Holst The Planets, Saturn is my favourite, the soundtrack of Mission to Mars is pretty good too.

I just found last year Ulrich Schnauss and Brian Eno(producer of several U2 albuns)

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And one from Tchaikovsky 's and Mozart, my two favourite composers :ssmile:

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Re: Music Thread.

Postby geckzilla » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:27 pm

One of my favorite composers, Hans Zimmer, talks about The Dark Knight Rises:

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Re: Music Thread.

Postby Ann » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:38 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:This should give anybody goosebumps, K.D. Lang singing Hallelujah;


Ah, yes, we already had a thread devoted to that gem. I can't figure out which I like better. I think I like Cohen's because I heard it first, but Lang's could grow on me if I had it on my playlist, I'm sure.


I hadn't heard that particular song sung by K.D. Lang, although I love her as a vocalist.

Where is that previous thread where K.D. Lang's version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was discussed?

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Re: Music Thread.

Postby geckzilla » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:19 pm

Ann wrote:
geckzilla wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:This should give anybody goosebumps, K.D. Lang singing Hallelujah;


Ah, yes, we already had a thread devoted to that gem. I can't figure out which I like better. I think I like Cohen's because I heard it first, but Lang's could grow on me if I had it on my playlist, I'm sure.


I hadn't heard that particular song sung by K.D. Lang, although I love her as a vocalist.

Where is that previous thread where K.D. Lang's version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was discussed?

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Wasn't originally intended to be just for that song but it's how it ended up.

Also, loading the thread is bogging down my computer. I wonder if it has something to do with the new way YouTube videos are getting embedded or if it's more to do with the new Firefox or something I've got going on on my computer?
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby rstevenson » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:17 am

Also, loading the thread is bogging down my computer. I wonder if it has something to do with the new way YouTube videos are getting embedded or if it's more to do with the new Firefox or something I've got going on on my computer?

This thread is heavy, man!

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Re: Music Thread.

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:37 am

geckzilla wrote:Also, loading the thread is bogging down my computer. I wonder if it has something to do with the new way YouTube videos are getting embedded or if it's more to do with the new Firefox or something I've got going on on my computer?

No problem here (also using Firefox). I can't play the videos without them stuttering and getting ahead of the buffering, but the overall page loads very fast- much faster than the new images pages, for instance.
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Re: Music Thread.

Postby owlice » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:46 pm

This thread loads very slowly for me (also using Firefox) especially through my usual network, so I haven't been reading it. (I have a faster network available to me at the moment.)
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