Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Members Journal
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-08-2017, 06:22 AM   #681 (permalink)
I like what I like
 
Kedvesem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 278
Default

These past two days of music listening have been perfect. Yesterday's Ukrainian folk and today's revisiting of old favorites... listening to R.E.M. while wallowing on the love hotel bed we broke the last time...


I love my life, and I love the music that fills it. Thank you, darling Sir, for the introduction to the music and for the joy your presence gives me. 💞
Kedvesem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 02:34 AM   #682 (permalink)
Museum Musica
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 2,561
Default

Summer Listening
III

Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa - Wiosna Ludu (2001) [Polish Folk Music]

This is the Warsaw Village Band, a band formed as a response to mass culture and narrow-mindedness, "which in fact leads to [the] destruction of human dignity." (source) I don't even know what that means, but them being Polish and them using the words "human dignity" makes me think they're Catholic. I really love this album just on this one hearing. I'm really getting into the world ethnic folk scene, but I'm still shying away from the darker-skinned cultures. Like, the other day, I listened to some Tunisian folk and was having none of it.

Spoiler for full album:



Żywiołak - Nowa ex-tradycja (2008) [Polish Folk Music]

A bit of a folk metal edge to this Polish folk. I really dig this one, too.

Spoiler for full album:
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"

Last edited by Mord; 08-09-2017 at 06:18 AM.
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 12:24 AM   #683 (permalink)
Museum Musica
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 2,561
Default

Summer Listening
IV



I started off the morning watching Don't Look Back, the 1967 documentary loosely about Dylan's tour in England. More it's just about seeing him hanging out and having to deal with stupid reporters, especially that one cringey douchebag who wanted to have an argument with Dylan about friendship and humanity. I had to go back and watch that part twice I was so fascinated by the twatishness.

This documentary put me in a Dylan mood, so I loaded up all his albums I own and played them chronologically while we cube drafted around my kitchen table.

























I go round and round about what my favorite Dylan album is. I guess it depends on my mood. Today it's Freewheelin', tomorrow it'll probably be Blood on the Tracks. It often depends on what I'm drinking, too, and right now I'm stone sober.
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 05:44 AM   #684 (permalink)
Museum Musica
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 2,561
Default

My AotY thus far...

Maniucha Bikont & Ksawery Wójciński - Oj borom, borom (2017) [Ukranian Folk Music]



I love everything about this. As I continue my (white) ethnic folk journey, this is a fine addition!

Spoiler for oj borom borom:

"Polish duo Maniucha & Ksawery fuse traditional folk songs from Ukraine with jazz/avant improvisation on double bass. In their repertoire, there are songs about spring and harvest, love and weddings, carols and lullabies, stories about nature and human life – all found in the Polesia region that starts in Eastern Poland and goes between Ukraine and Belarus up to western Russia."
(Source)
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 07:52 PM   #685 (permalink)
I like what I like
 
Kedvesem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mord View Post

I started off the morning watching Don't Look Back, the 1967 documentary loosely about Dylan's tour in England. More it's just about seeing him hanging out and having to deal with stupid reporters, especially that one cringey douchebag who wanted to have an argument with Dylan about friendship and humanity. I had to go back and watch that part twice I was so fascinated by the twatishness.

This documentary put me in a Dylan mood, so I loaded up all his albums I own and played them chronologically while we cube drafted around my kitchen table.

I go round and round about what my favorite Dylan album is. I guess it depends on my mood. Today it's Freewheelin', tomorrow it'll probably be Blood on the Tracks. It often depends on what I'm drinking, too, and right now I'm stone sober.
Bob Dylan is definitely one of those artists that one just goes back to over and over again, and in many different moods. His music has a breadth to it that makes him the "right call" in many situations.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mord View Post
My AotY thus far...

Maniucha Bikont & Ksawery Wójciński - Oj borom, borom (2017) [Ukranian Folk Music]

"Polish duo Maniucha & Ksawery fuse traditional folk songs from Ukraine with jazz/avant improvisation on double bass. In their repertoire, there are songs about spring and harvest, love and weddings, carols and lullabies, stories about nature and human life – all found in the Polesia region that starts in Eastern Poland and goes between Ukraine and Belarus up to western Russia."
(Source)

That album was absolutely amazing. I am still hesitating, though, on whether or not it can dislodge Ayreon's The Source for me...
Kedvesem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 08:07 PM   #686 (permalink)
Museum Musica
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 2,561
Default

Summer Listening

V



This was another interesting documentary about a band I love (though I think ked loves them even more). I learned a lot of new things about Rush, like the deaths of Peart's wife and daughter, the fact that Lee and Lifeson have been friends since junior high school, and the fact that the three members of the band are soooooo Canadian. Gene Simmons (a cunt, I know) going on about how he being an ugly guy can still get laid, but the members of Rush are just in their hotel room watching TV or reading books.

I disagreed with Billy Corgan talking about how Rush was marginalized. That's bullshit, Billy. A band isn't marginalized simply by bad reviews. They are world famous, have millions of loyal fans, have name recognition, and have gold and platinum records.

This documentary didn't make me want to listen to the Rush albums I already don't like, but it did put me and ked in a Rush mood. So we poured some drinks and spend the next three hours listening to my Rush discography (minus Fly By Night).

















Spoiler for foo fighters fan singing tom sawyer:
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 08:23 PM   #687 (permalink)
I like what I like
 
Kedvesem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mord View Post
This was another interesting documentary about a band I love (though I think ked loves them even more).
I probably do. I don't care for the later Rush, as what appeals to me is the "proggy" element. But the prog rock Rush?

Is there any album that is superior to the double-peak of Rush's discography, the two parts of A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres?

Last edited by Kedvesem; 08-13-2017 at 08:55 PM.
Kedvesem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 08:30 PM   #688 (permalink)
Museum Musica
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 2,561
Default

Summer Listening

VI

I first heard Cold Fact a couple years ago when I was expanding my singer/songwriter catalog, and I loved it. It's been in constant rotation since. But I had no idea the story of Rodriguez.



So today I watched this documentary, and I've gotta say, I've never had a music documentary get me so emotional. This is such a touching story, and Rodriguez....wow. I had no idea. I assumed he was just a gap in my musical knowledge, because the fact that he is bolded on RYM made me think he was famous and everyone knew him.

Nope. Here's a story of an artist from Detroit who flopped in his home country but made it big in South Africa. Of course, he knew nothing about this fame and was working manual labor jobs for forty years. There were legends about how he'd set himself on fire on stage or shot himself on stage in the middle of a show. Everyone thought he was dead.

But South African fans searched for him and after a long time finally found him. Alive. Living in Detroit. Three daughters. Working a humble job. The fans got him to come to South Africa and play sold-out shows. And he gave away almost all his money to family and friends, preferring to return to his obscure, humble life.

I love this guy even more now having watched the documentary. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend watching it as soon as you can!

So in honor of the great Rodriguez, I'm listening to his two albums today.




Spoiler for cold fact full:





Spoiler for coming from reality full:
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 08:58 PM   #689 (permalink)
I like what I like
 
Kedvesem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mord View Post

I first heard Cold Fact a couple years ago when I was expanding my singer/songwriter catalog, and I loved it. It's been in constant rotation since. But I had no idea the story of Rodriguez.
I have heard the album, but though I've found it pleasant, it hasn't resonated more deeply with me yet. I will give it another listen, a closer one this time.

I do appreciate the sense of a man who knows how to mistrust both wealth and fame, and I look forward to hearing his second album, too.
Kedvesem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2017, 07:23 PM   #690 (permalink)
Museum Musica
 
Mord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 2,561
Default

The Feast of the Assumption



In honor of the assumption of Our Lady body and soul into Heaven, today I'm listening to an album that elevates me to a higher plane.


Spoiler for full album:
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"

Last edited by Mord; Yesterday at 06:42 PM.
Mord is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
batlord is a schmuck

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2016 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.