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Old 05-11-2011, 01:59 AM   #3791 (permalink)
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:04 AM   #3792 (permalink)
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Fame, fortune, power, titties. People say these are the most crucial things in life, but you can have a pocket full o' gold and it doesn't mean sh*t if you don't have someone to share that gold with. Seems simple. Yet it's an important lesson to learn. Even lone wolves run in packs sometimes.


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Old 05-11-2011, 03:49 AM   #3793 (permalink)
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:42 AM   #3794 (permalink)
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Fame, fortune, power, titties. People say these are the most crucial things in life, but you can have a pocket full o' gold and it doesn't mean sh*t if you don't have someone to share that gold with. Seems simple. Yet it's an important lesson to learn. Even lone wolves run in packs sometimes.


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Old 05-11-2011, 07:48 AM   #3795 (permalink)
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Amazing song.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:31 AM   #3796 (permalink)
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Nah, this is where it's at. His best song, Eyes Without A Face
That *is* a good song. Very dreamy and somber at the same time.

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Sweet 16 - Billy Idol
A beautiful lonely song.

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I'm loving all this Billy Idol love! Another great one by him:
Yes! Billy Idol has spunk and attitude. I don't know if he'd like being called "spunky," but, oh well, it is what it is.

I've now just listened to a fun Billy Idol song I like, "Dancing with myself." I had never before seen the peculiar Thriller-esque video complete with zombie-zapping followed by sweaty, wild, zombie dancing! This song inspires some good dancing-with-yourself moments:



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Sviatoslav Richter and the Chopin etudes.

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I also listened to Vladimir Horowitz playing the same piece, since I read that he and Richter both were considered by many to be among the greatest pianists.

Here's some sad info about Horowitz, from wiki: "Despite rapturous receptions at recitals, Horowitz became increasingly unsure of his abilities as a pianist. On several occasions, the pianist had to be pushed onto the stage." It's hard to imagine having such self-doubts, isn't it, since he sounded like this:



I realized I've never seen a picture of Chopin, so I looked him up:

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:29 AM   #3797 (permalink)
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Actually, I like you a lot, Nea. That's why I treat you like ****. It's the MB way.

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Old 05-11-2011, 01:38 PM   #3798 (permalink)
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I used to hate this song and think his voice sounded doctored. I loved the acoustic version though....
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:45 PM   #3799 (permalink)
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Richter again, with Chopin's 'Etude 11, Opus 25' -- my favorite.
I'm not sure why it's dubbed the 'Winter Wind'.

Chopin's Etude Opus 25 no. 11 does remind me of some very icy winter walks through blizzards.

The piece starts off quiet and cool like a still winter afternoon, the calm before the storm. Then a BLAST of winter wind arrives, carrying snow down from the sky, which is what I imagine when I hear the motif of rapidly descending notes repeated often throughout the piece.

The etude also feels powerful and unnerving to me, like the winter wind, with the notes occasionally rapidly rising or falling to give the feeling of a chaotic flurry as the wind hits you from several directions in quick succession.

Not knowing many of Chopin's pieces, I cheated by listening first to this youtube video... YouTube - The very best of Chopin ... to use it to identify some of his pieces with which I am not familiar but that I wanted to hear in their entirety after getting just a taste. One of them turned out to be...

Chopin's "Waterfall" Etude Op. 10, no. 1. played by Ashkenazy
I like the strong, determined low sound of the left hand contrasting but harmonizing with the fast, light, fluttering notes of the right, combining to make the song sound both sweet and majestic to me:

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Old 05-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #3800 (permalink)
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Yes! Billy Idol has spunk and attitude. I don't know if he'd like being called "spunky," but, oh well, it is what it is.

I've now just listened to a fun Billy Idol song I like, "Dancing with myself." I had never before seen the peculiar Thriller-esque video complete with zombie-zapping followed by sweaty, wild, zombie dancing! This song inspires some good dancing-with-yourself moments:
That's a pretty funny way of phrasing it considering that I'm 99% sure that song is about masturbation.

*Ahem* Anyway, I do agree that he's pretty spunky, though I also think he's kind of underrated in terms of what a terrific vocalist he is. He's really quite the crooner, especially on his slower songs. I'm especially partial to this one:

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