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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby 74novaman » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:09 am

pbwalker wrote:
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.



Absolutely. I love most of the stuff they do. Don't know if you caught their remix on Breaking Bad, but here it is: best listened to with headphones cranked to 11.

If I ever get to San Antone, I need to give you a call. I think we'd get along. :coolgleamA:

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby markthenewf » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:07 pm

Wow, great topic. Depending upon your age really controls here. I, for example, am 40-ish and there's parcels of time that are engrained in me. Take for example the 70's: my family did a lot of camping in a travel trailer with other faimilies in great national parks in Canada. I recall the AM radios always playing pretty tame stuff that everyone knew and sang along with, such as Gordon Lightfoot (Ex. 'Sundown')

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8rR7E6NfY4

....or music from generations before that made you wanna grab a pint and howl away the night (ex. 'Excursion around the bay')

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie771sDcEL0

Later on, you start to develop your own style, and I started making my own mix tapes. It was the 80's, so it was more about metal than it was about Rap and hiphop for me. Iron Maiden was king for me, and my favorite album still to date is Powerslave. "Aces High" with all that WWII film still gives me the willies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVps8GWKUP4

Boy those guys could play a riff. After that, I went a bit more cerebral with bands like Queensryche and classical music. I still like Tchaikovsky and Handel and play Queensryche "Operation LiveCrime" from time to time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJb3Lcvtn4M

Nothing beyond the 80's and early 90's really sticks too much. I suppose that it's after that point that I pretty much grew up (out of high school/finishing up University) and it was more about making my way rather than enjoying life in general. Oh well. At least now I can afford to crank it up on some nice gear.

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby 74novaman » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:18 pm

markthenewf wrote:Nothing beyond the 80's and early 90's really sticks too much. I suppose that it's after that point that I pretty much grew up (out of high school/finishing up University) and it was more about making my way rather than enjoying life in general. Oh well. At least now I can afford to crank it up on some nice gear.



Nice media set up!


For another one I like a lot: As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I played Trumpet through Jr High and High school.

My ensemble group played Canadian Brass's arrangement of Pachabel's Canon in D one year. I know a lot of people have used the song for various important events. I love it for a different reason. There was another kid in my grade who played Trumpet. He was a phenomenal natural musician. He was always first chair, and I was always second. We both ran cross country together and were into old cars so we were great friends...but he was always the better Trumpet player, so he always got the solos, etc.

This arrangement, much like the original, gives the 2nd string violin (or trumpet in my case) a LOT of great stuff to play. It wasn't written like most arrangements geared towards Jr high or high school ensembles where 2nd string gets lousy, boring parts....so I had a ton of fun playing it, even as 2nd trumpet.




And if I'm going to bring that video up, I have to share a funny cellist rant on Pachabel. Every time I hear this guy's rant on Canon in D I crack up. It also makes the Tuba players actions in the previous video make a lot more sense if you're a musician. :smilelol5:

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby 74novaman » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:51 pm

Listening to Canon in D got me in a sentimental mood:

Here's a group of songs that I listened to growing up (my parents always had music going on the house and car....I still do now that I have my own house). I liked the songs as a kid. Now that I'm a little older and understand the meaning behind the songs, I like them even more.







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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby FishInTx » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:09 pm

[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38wx8C7VmB4 [/youtube]

Didn't go through all the posts not sure if it's a repeat, really speaks to me. :patriot:
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:20 am

Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:02 pm

Mumford and Songs - "Sign No More"

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:05 pm

The Refreshments - "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz"

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby x007x » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:38 pm

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:59 pm

Otis Redding "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay"
I listened to this song on the way to work this morning. Otis Redding was another great singer who died far too young. He didn't really get famous until after his death.
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:09 pm

Lonnie Donegan's skiffle music was an inspiration for many 60s musicians like the Beatles.

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:48 pm

Mumford & Sons, from their new album "Babel"

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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby WildBill » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:49 pm

The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Do You Know How It Feels"
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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby pbwalker » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:35 pm

a little heavy, but good Irish rock.



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Re: One song that "speaks" to you

Postby pbwalker » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:37 pm

Sara Watkins - The Ward Accord
a simple track, but it's the simple ones that are usually the most beautiful.

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