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:
B.E.: I skimmed the Mark Linett interview recently posted on SSMB. He said he’s hoping for a Fall release for the box set.
Feb 27, 2020 2:58:34 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Was hoping for a spring/early summer release, however, I hope for a spring/early summer release with EVERY Beach Boys' album! I can wait for fall.
Feb 27, 2020 18:50:55 GMT
Kapitan: Maybe we’ll get that BW doc that we heard about way back when, Long Promised Doc 😀
Feb 27, 2020 19:18:45 GMT
kds: I get the feeling that documentary will one day be mentioned in the same breath as the 50th Anniversary Doc that was supposed to happen in 2012
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:14 GMT
Kapitan: And Pleasure Island!?
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:51 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm skeptical about that Long Promised Road doc, not whether it will eventually come out, but the quality. If the highlight is Brian and an interviewer driving around and Brian commenting on BB songs/albums, I can only imagine how that'll go...
Feb 27, 2020 22:18:29 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: ...Brian, what do you think about the song, "Long Promised Road"? Brian - "I thought Carl sang it great." Brian, what do you think about The Beach Boys Love You album? Brian - "There's some great songs on that album."
Feb 27, 2020 22:21:28 GMT
Kapitan: I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in seeing and hearing it all.
Feb 27, 2020 23:50:16 GMT
Wata: I hope it would include some rarities - hopefully with the accompanying soundtrack. And it's time we got to listen to snippets from the rendition of "Long Promised Road" Brian supposedly recorded for the doc. I'm not holding my breath for it, but still...
Feb 28, 2020 5:58:00 GMT
kds: From the description, it sounded like a new version of the Brian Wilson On Tour doc.
Feb 28, 2020 13:20:10 GMT
Kapitan: Except as I recall, they were focusing on driving around LA for a lot of it. Just Brian and whoever the eventual filmmaker was (there had been a replacement) seeing the sights and chatting.
Feb 28, 2020 13:28:28 GMT
Kapitan: btw, it's just a couple weeks shy of a year since they released the movie poster.
Feb 28, 2020 13:31:24 GMT
kds: And, didn't they do the driving around bit in the IJWMFTT doc?
Feb 28, 2020 13:38:15 GMT