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Discussion in 'Media & Entertainment' started by Cerebellion, Oct 27, 2012.

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  1. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    YES, it should. :D That said, I am going to two shows in NYC to see His Awesomeness at work.


    ETA: By the way, those previous two posted songs were wonderful. The Celtic group has a Days of the New feel to me, which I rather like. The second one reminds me of a wonderful performer I saw at Bonnaroo named Haale. I ended up buying two of her albums. Thank you for sharing these, you guys.
     
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  2. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Here's a Haale favorite of mine, Navayee.

     
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  3. Cerebellion

    Cerebellion Smokin' Crow

    Just picked up the new Andrew Bird project: Echolocations Canyon. It's very very good.
     
  4. Calliegirl

    Calliegirl Deity

    Kids playing Zeppelin, it doesn't get better than that. :)
     
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  5. Cerebellion

    Cerebellion Smokin' Crow

    What do my fellow nerds think of the new Steven Wilson LP? I've recently 'acquired' it and think it's very good. Very, very good.
     
  6. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Oooooh, jealous! Mine has not arrived yet, and I am trying so hard not to "acquire" it, lol. I am glad to hear that it's good. I haven't heard a note yet. I am going to try very hard to wait until my official copy arrives. :D We'll see how that goes, though, hahaha.
     
  7. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    So between life, trips and general busy-ness, I haven't given this a good spin yet. That said, I saw Mr. Wilson in NYC where some of the new material was played. Let's just say I'll be giving this a listen very soon. It strikes me as a different take on some traditional methods (more guitar solos, for example). It had a very large sound to me, at least the heavier stuff. And I loved all of it. The saddest song was Routine, and I actually cried. The video accompanying this was very powerful, even though it was a claymation-type thing. He really does a great job pairing video with the music. He should write a soundtrack or something. I'll bet it would be awesome.

    SW also played some songs off his other solo records as well. We had a rather nice surprise on Friday: He did his Thank U cover version, and he totally nailed it. He sounded amazing. I so love that Cover Version. I really like the band he put together for this tour. Nick Beggs is a beast on the bass and the keyboard player, whose name escapes me, was fantastic.

    What also struck me was how "rock star-ish" he was. He was chatty (!), joking around a lot and dropping a number of f-bombs. Mostly when I've seen him either with PT or on the solo tours, he's all about playing and performing. He actually encouraged people to fist-pump and hoot and holler and stand and cheer solos, lol. It was definitely different, but in a good way. I think he's letting loose a bit now that PT seems to be over. When he played How Is Your Life Today (another lovely surprise), he mentioned that when he was with "the band" it was a political issue to play that song because it was essentially a solo. He then noted that now he "could do whatever the ****" he wanted. LOL! I'll bet that pissed off some of the hard-core PT fans, hehe. What a great weekend, though. I'm still on a high from the shows.
     
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  8. Dedalus

    Dedalus Mercurial and fleeting

    I play music. Though I do not get paid for it, or do it necessarily well, It's what I do. (Just because you can drive nails into a board doesn't make you a carpenter.) But listening to and playing music is a pleasure that is essential to my well being. A meditation of sorts.

    'Cellophane' is a song I recently wrote and recorded. It was created like a lot of songs. You start out with a simple riff played over and over until it says something - and then you start writing those somethings down until they begin to resemble meaning, or to tell a story. And you sit in a room with a guitar or whatever, and you play that story out loud to yourself and you throw away pieces and take it apart and put it back together and knock it down again until it is what it is and all the extra paint, polish, words or notes aren't going to matter anymore. The final step one has to take is letting the song go and part of that is sharing it with the world, because this signifies the process of writing it has come to an end. It can be a scary experience. The world has higher priorities and better things to do than to listen x song by x person in an ever expanding universe of readily available songs. I am not special. But this metamorphosis cannot be side-stepped, and this one has reached the end of its journey. So take it or leave it - here it is, world.

    The key challenge an independent musician faces these days is simply getting potential listeners to click PLAY. Just that much is huge.

    What follows is not up to me, and is of no consequence to you whatsoever, however, I welcome you to be a part of it.

    Cellophane, by Joe Wilford

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  9. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    What a pretty song, Dedalus! I love it. I love the artwork as well. Stunning.

    Oh, and this part hit me like a ton of bricks: The toll for passion is black misery
    And hear me, at some point you'll have to pay


    Beyond powerful. Wow.
    Thank you for sharing your incredible gift, for having the guts to put it out there. You, sir, rock. That is all.

    ETA: I can't buy it right now because I'm at work and can't download anything, but I'll be snagging this when I get home.
     
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  10. Mr Crunchy

    Mr Crunchy Veteran Member

    Location:
    At the beach
    Dedalus, it sounds really good. Vocals especially are solid, often the downfall of aspiring artists. Keep it up, you definitely have talent and a gift for crafting tunes.
     
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  11. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer One of a kind Administrator

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  12. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    It's very good. I like it! And it's a "catchy tune" that I can see myself singing or humming after hearing it only a few times.
     
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  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    I have no concerts to brag about really. But a music nerd I definitely am.
     
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  14. Dedalus

    Dedalus Mercurial and fleeting

    Yes - I always hack together graphics of some kind to all my songs. These days, it's a necessity. Thanks IS!
     
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  15. Dedalus

    Dedalus Mercurial and fleeting

    Thank you so much, PT. YOU rock. And knowing your musical tastes - these kind words are especially meaningful. Forgive me for being late to reply, I forgot that I even posted this here! Again - thank you, I really appreciate your feedback. :hug:
     
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  16. Dedalus

    Dedalus Mercurial and fleeting

    Oh crap, I've SOLD OUT! :p

    Thanks KLS! :thanks:
     
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  17. Dedalus

    Dedalus Mercurial and fleeting

    Thank you my friend! I think vocals are my weak link - so that is really nice of you to say. Sorry for the late reply...I spaced off that I even posted this here. Cheers!
     
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  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    Indulging in one of my favorite Black Sabbath albums while Chryssie is at work. It's still beyond me how so many love to hate this guy (the singer), I guess it's probably in the context of the band. Purely the fact that he's not Ozzy or Dio. Music fans are so fickle...

     
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  20. MadamSarcastra

    MadamSarcastra 1½ years vegan, 4 years meat-free!

    Location:
    Mid-Michigan
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