What are you listening to?

Joe Pemberton's picture

If you like the Strokes, you'll like The White Stripes even more. Happy and delicious.

Karl Stange's picture

Part of a playlist that is getting me through a particularly difficult day of working out OT feature code and other issues.

Spirit Bauhaus
Rub-Alcohol Blues Fiery Furnaces
Paradise Now (Remix) Meat Beat Manifesto
Lorelei Cocteau Twins
Retreat! Retreat! 65daysofstatic
One Beat Sleater-Kinney

CorpusMilti's picture

I'm loving the new Grizzly Bear songs.

oldnick's picture

I am listening to Clint Eastwood, and loving it.

Over the hill? The guy is a gifted jazz pianist, who made a living playing tough guys (Richard Burton once described his acting style as "dynamic lethargy'), but who is still—like many of his true ilk—sharp as a tack. The Republicans got bamboozled into giving him center stage, and are only now realizing—although only tacitly—that Eastwood made fools of the entire GOP and its Toontown ticket.

A definite ROFLMAO moment for me; in fact, it made my day, punk…

5star's picture

oldnick, you made my day!

Clint Eastwood, said "It's time for Obama to go".

Thanks steppin' up oldnick, I guess the Dems typical misrepresentation of even the simplest of matters is the most powerful hand in the world ... LOL ...sigh.

Or is it???

Next...

n.

oldnick's picture

Neil,

? Or: cool. BTW, I love your profile: you fill in the blanks beautifully.

Better watch out: some folks here might think that you are as loop as me…

5star's picture

:)

I'm expecting Morgan Freeman to do similar gig at the Dem's convention.

;)

n.

oldnick's picture

Neil,

You are absolutely correct; however, I think that the Dems are going to be a little wary about offering anyone an opportunity to present an unscripted "endorsement"—although not because they are any smarter than the Republicans. It's more of a "once burned, twice shy" kinda thing. The Oreo at the top of the ticket is a Chicago politician, after all…

marcox's picture

*edited to remove gratuitous, age-related insult*

Nick, I object to your use of the term "Oreo." Is there something intrinsically white about what Barack Obama has achieved?

hrant's picture

You can -and should- call anything what you truly believe that thing to be. The problems start when people (like... politicians) try to manipulate others by misrepresenting what they actually believe. The problems start when we believe democracy can lead to honest leaders.

hhp

oldnick's picture

Marc,

By his own admission, Obama could have "passed" for white or black—except he really couldn't. He is a true African-American, but not a garden-variety, descendant-of-slaves person of color. Frankly, I bought his message of hope and change when he first started peddling it in 2004, but have since come to realize that he's just another crooked politician who used race to "redeem" the white man from his guilt.

So, sorry: Oreo holds. IMHO…

5star's picture

Muse ...all.

n.

Té Rowan's picture

Nazareth.

Té Rowan's picture

The "Major-General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance", for the first time ever. Of course, that means I had no blimmin idea that Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" stemmed from this.

5star's picture

Bob Dylan ...all.

Paul Cutler's picture

Beethoven's Ninth by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic in 1962-63. They were playing for their freedom, they were playing for everyone's freedom. If you need to buy all the Beethoven symphonies like I did, I cannot recommend a better reading. The Ninth is beyond words.

pbc

Nick Cooke's picture

Django Django.

marcox's picture

Paul, how does one identify the '62-63 recordings? The first result in iTunes is another recording of the Ninth in the '80s by the same conductor/orchestra.

John Hudson's picture

Abigail Washburn. A woman with a banjo who sometimes sings in Mandarin. What's not to like?

The Uyghur jam session rocks.

Paul Cutler's picture

marcox - here they are on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-9-Symphonies-Gundula-Janowitz/dp/B000001...

I had the set you are talking about and gave them away - this earlier set is the Berlin Philharmonic playing like Gods and Karajan Zeus-like.

pbc

marcox's picture

Thanks Paul.

russellm's picture

I am listening to the drier spinning some items with metal buttons.

Like a flat, tuneless gamalong symphony that's going to last another 20 minutes. Give or take.

5star's picture

It's well known (perhaps not so much these days) that when socks exit our world via the dryer vent, some socks enter into a kind of 'holding station' (sort of like a border crossing detainment room) depending on what acoustical properties they carry with them.

It seems to me that a tuneless gamalong symphony would be of great benefit.

Currently I'm listening to Moby...

Graciosa (Any Given Sunday)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbBxSNqwgOU&feature=BFa&list=AL94UKMTqg-9...

n.

Té Rowan's picture

While the word 'gamalong' sounds like 'gamelan', isn't the former just another word for arcade cacophony?

Karl Stange's picture

In the Kingdom of the Blind the One-Eyed are Kings by Dead Can Dance

robiulislam's picture

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Té Rowan's picture

Home-rendered MIDI version of Pachelbel's Ciacona in d minor played on a virtual pipe organ.

Ryan Maelhorn's picture

The crickets out my open back door.

russellm's picture

Gamalan it is. I spelled it incorrectly

another

Té Rowan's picture

Cargo-Frakt with Apparat Organ Quartet.

Myndbandið with Sonus Futurae. It's about the video tape revolution.

quadibloc's picture

@russelm:
Huh? Not gamelan? But that's just the most common English transliteration, and so other spellings may be acceptable (like Gayageum or Kayagum, depending on whether you use the new or old transliteration of Korean).

Ah - gamalan is how it's spelled in Bahasa Jawa.

lateralaus's picture

I'm currently listening to Konntinent - New Neo Tokyo_From the Beach, odaiba Bay. Check it out on Spotify

mili's picture

The new Grizzly Bear and Two Door Cinema Club albums, for different moods.

Té Rowan's picture

Sky playing "Toccata". Definitely Bach on modern instruments.

5star's picture

Vivaldi's ... The Four Seasons.

n.

Nick Shinn's picture


Bachianas brasilieras by Villa-Lobos, a 1950s recording.
Conducted by the composer, sung by Victoria de los Ángeles.
The piece where she hums to a pizzicato accompaniment of eight celli—nº 5— is especially nice.
Of course I was influenced to buy it by the cover, with awesome photo of dude at work with massive cigar, and typography in tightly fitted Peignot capitals.

andybrown's picture

This is what I listen to when I don't want to be distracted by the lyrics:

Trentmøller
Sigur Ros
M83
Johann Johannsson
Jon Hopkins
Bonobo

5star's picture

Bryan Adams ...all.

Into The Fire ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xqtLTBrHY&feature=related

n.

Té Rowan's picture

Á sjó – and after watching this, I think you lot would rather deal with Beziers than breakers like these.

5star's picture

Arrested Development ...all.

Everyday People ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEEINM01G7U&feature=related

n.

quadibloc's picture

Girls' Generation (소녀시대) - Gee, their first hit.
Michèle Torr - Ce soir je t'attendais
Nana Mouskouri, Aliki Vougiouklaki - Mes s'afti tin varka (Μες σ'αυτήν τη βάρκα)
Deep Purple - Lazy
Var det du/Niin aikaisin
The Big 3 - The Banjo Song
Alizée Jacotey - À Contre-Courant

Té Rowan's picture

Ehren Starks — Lines Build Walls (Magnatune, Myspace)

5star's picture

Depeche Mode, Tour of the Universe. Live in Barcelona.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY_Ubj4U5lQ&feature=related

From 0:47:00 to 0:53:30 is pure magic.

n.

LexLuengas's picture

Rachmaninov, Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTohYK96DlQ&t=11m31s
Majestic!

Té Rowan's picture

This nice little bit of organ jam (The Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want"):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWmMGCBYd4M
You'll stop noticing the pedals clacking soon enough...

5star's picture

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water.

My parents gave this LP when I was just a kidlin' ... they also smuggled me into a Stones concert but that's another story for another time...

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzUEL7vw60U

In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminder of every glove that laid him down or cut him
'Til he cried out in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains
Yes, he still remains ...

n.

John Hudson's picture

Sam Lee's delightfully strange interpretations of traditional Romany and English ballads. Then I discovered the even stranger videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1it2M7-ME0Y

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