Ten of my favourite symphonies by ten composers. The numbers in the list correspond to the numbers of the symphonies in question:
01) E.J. Moeran (he only wrote one) 02) Alexander Borodin 03) Johannes Brahms 04) Dmitri Shostakovich 05) Carl Nielsen 06) Gustav Mahler 07) Jean Sibelius 08) Antonín Dvořák 09) Anton Bruckner 10) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (couldn't think of a #10 so I checked out this symphony by Mozart and loved it!)
3. Rap. 1986-92; 2012-present. I heard "the Message" when it was a few years old, but it was really the Run-DMC hits, and then things like Kool Moe Dee and Young MC that got me so excited. It was just as cartoonish as heavy metal (unlaced, big sneakers; gold chains; funny Gilligan hats or something) and entirely foreign to me. I loved it through the De La Soul and Beastie Boys classics of the early 90s but once so-called gangsta rap came into fashion, I opted out. (Turns out I'd missed a lot of cool stuff in there, too.) It was in the past half decade or so that I've tentatively dipped toes in. I remain attracted to great samples, live funk or RnB musicians, and what I guess you'd call "literate" lyrics.
Great post there, Cap'n. As for Rap, Ovi at you-know-where tried to get me into Kendrick Lamar. I was seriously impressed--I wouldn't put it down-- but it's just not for me. A rapper Ovi did convert me to is M.F. Doom, who makes the best use of samples in rap I've yet to hear. Doom paints a colourful canvas, which is what puts me off much of the rest (at least, of what I've heard over the years). His stuff is definitely worth checking out:
Another guy who makes good use of samples these days is Your Old Droog. In fact, one that jumped out at me from him a couple years ago was in his "Help," which included Frank Zappa's "Help, I'm a Rock." That's one you don't hear in rap every day!
Of course, the two albums that are sort-of the godfathers of hip-hop sampling are De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising and the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique, two albums that used dozens if not hundreds of samples (and helped usher in laws regarding crediting and permissions for samples).
Kapitan: You're lookin' good there, SJS! Not how I pictured you at all!
Apr 7, 2020 20:33:50 GMT
jk: ::6u4fTpzXa2LTelP6mu21:: That used to be elora's avatar somewhere or other--here, I think. I just checked--it was here.
Apr 7, 2020 20:48:23 GMT
jk: I'd like to think one reason we're getting good viewing figures is that the "Power Mower" link I have in my signature at Smiley and Hoffman takes you to the "Power Mower" topic at this forum.
Apr 7, 2020 21:36:16 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm not making excuses, well, I guess I am, but I'm having a hard time reading the board. This background collage is not working for me, and, if you're quoted or a post is liked, just above Profile is Brian's head on the Sunflower album cover and
Apr 8, 2020 18:09:19 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: it's being obscured. Also, some of the buttons are white and hard to see to click on them. Sorry for the rant but just being honest.
Apr 8, 2020 18:09:51 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: I'm working on getting the buttons fixed, but I'm not sure what you're talking about with notifications. It should pop up in its own little notification box with the number of notifications. Is anyone else having an issue?
Apr 8, 2020 18:53:30 GMT
B.E.: No issues here, either. I have noticed the color of the notification box has changed. Perhaps a different color would help SJS?
Apr 8, 2020 19:02:15 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: Although I will say, I'm using a different computer right now and I don't see "The Beach Boys Today!" at the top of the page like I do on my other computer. So I guess I'll have to rework that again...
Apr 8, 2020 19:03:20 GMT
Kapitan: I hadn't noticed that, but I guess the top banner is cut roughly in half for me (15" macbook laptop)
Apr 8, 2020 19:09:03 GMT
Kapitan: But then again it's not an issue from my perspective.
Apr 8, 2020 19:09:17 GMT
jk: No issues here, either.
Apr 8, 2020 21:57:42 GMT