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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby talltex » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:30 pm

Oldgringo wrote:I still like Bo Diddly, The Kingstron Trio, The Brothers Four, CCW, Peter, Paul and Mary, Jimmy Reed, Joan Baez, The Animals, Vaughn Monroe, Frankie Lane, Willy Nelson and Garth Brooks, The Statler Bothers, Andy Griffith, [i]et al/i].

Music died when The Beatles, and other noxious metallic noise makers, were allowed into, and to remain in, the colonies.



I'd have to take exception on The Beatles...in the late 60's/early 70's they they wrote a few beautiful melodies and lyrics : Yesterday, Hey Jude, Imagine, Let It Be, And I Love Her, Revolution
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:01 pm

talltex wrote:
Oldgringo wrote:I still like Bo Diddly, The Kingstron Trio, The Brothers Four, CCW, Peter, Paul and Mary, Jimmy Reed, Joan Baez, The Animals, Vaughn Monroe, Frankie Lane, Willy Nelson and Garth Brooks, The Statler Bothers, Andy Griffith, [i]et al/i].

Music died when The Beatles, and other noxious metallic noise makers, were allowed into, and to remain in, the colonies.


I'd have to take exception on The Beatles...in the late 60's/early 70's they they wrote a few beautiful melodies and lyrics : Yesterday, Hey Jude, Imagine, Let It Be, And I Love Her, Revolution

This thread is about songs that "speak to you". IMO, music is very personal, so what works for you may not work for me.

The Beatles wrote and performed many songs that speak to me. In fact they learned much of their early stuff from people like Elvis, Bo Diddly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. Other "British Invasion" groups such as the Rolling Stones ripped-off most of their early music from the great American rock and blues artists.

Once in awhile the "noxious metallic noise makers" have also made good music. There are also some left-wing musicians whose politics I don't like, but they still make good music.

For example:

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:12 pm

BigGuy wrote:"Turn you back on the land face the sea"

In western literature, water is often a euphemism for death. When I first hear this song, I though she was singing to a dead lover. Other member on the Celtic Woman forum say the words are literal. That in Irish history many young men left never to return because of the famine. They often left family and lovers they would never see again.

"Don't look back when you reach the new shore. Don't forget what your leaving me for."

I'm not sure which theme is more sad or touching.
:iagree: But, what a great voice!
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby tacticool » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:58 pm

This Ron Sunshine song speaks to me of times past.

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:23 pm

Chuck Brodsky - "The 9:30 Pint"

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby texasmusic » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:40 am

Prepper's anthem
I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby pbwalker » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:02 pm

Oldgringo wrote:Music died when The Beatles, and other noxious metallic noise makers, were allowed into, and to remain in, the colonies.


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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby 74novaman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:58 am

I doubt many of you will like this stuff, but I enjoy it, so there ya go....

I have several really good friends from my hometown. Now that we're scattered all over the country, the only way we really stay in touch is playing computer games together and chatting over teamspeak while we do so (a VOIP service). One of the main games we play is StarCraft 2. Dubstep is great music to listen to while you game. It fits into the game, doesn't distract me, and flows well.

Two of my favorite "dubstep" style songs.

First one is a dubstep remix of the video game music from the NES game "Bionic Commando".



Second is my favorite song from the genre, "Timestretch" by Bassnectar



Its not for everyone....but I like it. :cheers2:
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby 74novaman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:02 am

WildBill wrote:
BigGuy wrote:"Turn you back on the land face the sea"

In western literature, water is often a euphemism for death. When I first hear this song, I though she was singing to a dead lover. Other member on the Celtic Woman forum say the words are literal. That in Irish history many young men left never to return because of the famine. They often left family and lovers they would never see again.

"Don't look back when you reach the new shore. Don't forget what your leaving me for."

I'm not sure which theme is more sad or touching.
:iagree: But, what a great voice!


Another great folk song about the Irish leaving due to the famine:



My own family ancestry is pretty much pure German, but my wife has a VERY strong Irish heritage. Her name is Shannon for a reason, if that gives you any hints as to how Irish her family is.

This song always makes me emotional. The idea of having to leave your family land to foreigners while you flee across the sea is heartbreaking.
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:24 am

74novaman wrote:
WildBill wrote:
BigGuy wrote:"Turn you back on the land face the sea"

In western literature, water is often a euphemism for death. When I first hear this song, I though she was singing to a dead lover. Other member on the Celtic Woman forum say the words are literal. That in Irish history many young men left never to return because of the famine. They often left family and lovers they would never see again.

"Don't look back when you reach the new shore. Don't forget what your leaving me for."

I'm not sure which theme is more sad or touching.
:iagree: But, what a great voice!


Another great folk song about the Irish leaving due to the famine:

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My own family ancestry is pretty much pure German, but my wife has a VERY strong Irish heritage. Her name is Shannon for a reason, if that gives you any hints as to how Irish her family is.

This song always makes me emotional. The idea of having to leave your family land to foreigners while you flee across the sea is heartbreaking.

I have no Irish blood in me, but I like their music. Thanks for the post.
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:25 am

One of my favorite Irish singers, Mary Black.

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby pbwalker » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:41 pm

74novaman wrote:I doubt many of you will like this stuff, but I enjoy it, so there ya go....



Love Bassnectar!! Nice to see another fan on here.

One of my favs:
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:39 pm

Music for the weird. Laurie Anderson "O Superman"

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