One thing I'm a little bummed about lately is that I'm not really listening to anything. I mean, I'm listening to music generally quite a bit, probably at least 75% 2019 new releases, but also the old favorites, activity-appropriate music (e.g., instrumental music if I'm reading before my brain gets confused in the middle of wrestling words) and whatever comes up on shuffle.
But apart from my beloved Weyes Blood "Everyday," there's nothing new or old at the moment that's really on my mind much. (And "Everyday" is just one song.) Even just visually scanning previous year-end best-of playlists reminds me how jazzed I was about this or that (ah-ah-ah-all this is that) song at the time.
It is DEFINITELY WotWS based. I think they've actually admitted as such. I think they're a pretty good band, and I enjoy the fact that they're actually a band. (A rarity these days.) Can't stand the all-caps name, especially when their last name is Haim. Not HAIM. Oh well.
I recommend the new Bruce album. It's definitely among my favorite few of the year so far. Doesn't sound a lot like his previous work, but it's good. I like it more than anything he's done in a couple decades. (I'm not a huge fan, but I have a pretty good working knowledge of his material, especially up through Born in the USA, but sporadically afterward, at least in the primary shapes.)
This summer I've been revisiting groups that I haven't listened to in many years. At least, not intently. Groups like CSNY (and the various iterations and solo careers), The Doors, and Led Zeppelin. After hearing "Victim Of Love" on the radio this morning, I think the Eagles are up next.
This summer I've been revisiting groups that I haven't listened to in many years. At least, not intently. Groups like CSNY (and the various iterations and solo careers)...
I haven't seen it yet but I'm very interested in the new David Crosby documentary. While I appreciate The Byrds and CSN(&Y), I've never been a huge fan, and I have a lot to learn about them. So, like you, I've been listening to both a Byrds and CSN&Y comp.
I've been listening to Cotton Mather so, so much. Best--if not only--known for their '97 power pop masterpiece Kontiki, they are probably the only band that warrants inclusion in a "been listening to" kind of thread.
I'm a Patreon patron of their leader/songwriter Robert Harrison, and so have gotten like three dozen unreleased songs this year (either demos or different versions of released material or otherwise new or old unreleased stuff). Today I got in the mail an early, home-mix of the aforementioned, and am just in heaven. Of the various things I support, Harrison definitely provides the most return ... far and away!
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Oct 7, 2019 0:46:06 GMT
With Ginger Baker's passing, I pulled up this song/video, "Do What You Like" from Blind Faith's only studio album. The album version of "Do What You Like" is 15:18 long; this is an edited version. Ginger wrote the song. It closed the album.
After Jim Morrison's passing, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore stayed together for two more years, releasing two albums. I wish they would've stayed together and gone in a musical direction similar to "Do What You Like", kind of a jazz-rock free form. I hear a lot of Ray, Robby, and John in this track:
Kapitan: Yes, let's keep it going. If you're not sure which years we've covered, check the first post of the thread: I've edited it to list each year we've touched upon.
Sept 22, 2021 13:10:08 GMT
jk: If no one jumps in soon, I'll go for 1997, which is 13 years back from 2010. Fact is, we haven't had a '90s year yet.
Sept 22, 2021 13:46:32 GMT
Kapitan: No, but we do have a whole '90s thread that covered a lot of that territory. (In fact, that's what inspired the idea, to some extent)
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:28 GMT
Kapitan: Not that I'm opposed to a '90s year, mind you
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:58 GMT
jk: I see where you're coming from, Cap'n. I even did a double-take when looking through 1997 albums and songs (these look familiar!). My next suggestion is that we go back 13 years from 1972 to 1959.
Sept 22, 2021 17:04:34 GMT
jk: OK, it's one of the "doldrum years" but it was crammed full of goodies that even register with folks who weren't born for another 20 years. Of course, if anyone has a better idea, I'm all for it.
Sept 22, 2021 17:05:59 GMT
Kapitan: That would make sense; we also haven't really touched the early to mid 80s, which I'm sure people (mostly) recall. And of course EVERY year in the '60s seems loaded...
Sept 22, 2021 17:06:53 GMT
jk: Yes, the early-ish '80s also came to mind. But let's see who else joins in...
Sept 22, 2021 17:08:04 GMT
Kapitan: So far we've had me, jk, kds, and carllove choosing years. Would love to expand that circle.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:20 GMT
Kapitan: Which, I guess with four of us so far, is more a square.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:38 GMT
jk: Ha, yes. Sheriff? B.E.? sockit? The Kid?... We'll see.
Sept 22, 2021 17:16:41 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: I might come up with something. I love those kind of threads, but am terrible in participating. I still haven't posted anything for 2010.
Sept 22, 2021 19:26:41 GMT
lonelysummer: 1959 is a doldrums year? Hmm....
Sept 22, 2021 19:44:28 GMT
jk: That's what they say... you know, that period from *cough* "the day the music died" to the arrival of the British Invasion. Like you, I couldn't agree less with that notion, hence the inverted commas!
Sept 22, 2021 19:52:30 GMT
Kapitan: I assume he means the stereotype that between early rock and roll and the British Invasion, nothing happened. But that it was in quotes (plus his actual comments) make me think it was an ironic usage.
Sept 22, 2021 19:52:54 GMT
Kapitan: Whoops, near-simultaneous post. But it confirms my suspicion.
Sept 22, 2021 19:53:21 GMT
jk: Great minds and all that!
Sept 22, 2021 19:53:34 GMT
sockit: I would like to showcase the year 1983. That's the year I graduated high school and I was all in on what was current.
Sept 23, 2021 0:07:54 GMT
carllove: I was in College then. Sounds like a good year! Go for it! It’s a group effort!
Sept 23, 2021 4:31:48 GMT
carllove: BTW - I’d be down for 90’s years. I like the years being broken out. Meanwhile we can move to 1983 with sockit’s help. 1972 has ended its interest.
Sept 23, 2021 4:34:56 GMT