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#348498 - 05/18/11 09:57 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3167
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
The new Dredg is very sedate. Really, it's happening to everyone. Are downers popular again?

They're a very good band. The album doesn't suck, it's just not as exciting as had hoped/expected.

The first 5 Queen albums were released as remasters yesterday. Never replaced the first two on CD, since they were my least favorite of their first 6 or 7. So now I've got 'em all, including the not-so-good last two.

I haven't heard some of these tunes in decades. It's been fun. Lots of "Oh, I forgot about this one" smiles for me.

Still can't put the new Foo Fighters out of rotation.

I had the new Cars in my hand, but got this frisson that told me to put it back until I hear some of it.
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#348552 - 05/18/11 03:42 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1271
Loc: Quebec, Canada
i got a new CD yesterday just for the bass frequencies and also the love for those big stringed instruments.
i told myself that it should sound very good on the M80's, as it's 9 double bass players doing it together with Gary Karr, guest soloist.

got the volume just right, and had a good listen; most pieces they play are, to me, very interesting;

i think the M80's are good down to 35Hz or so, and the double bass is good to around 40Hz. (i hoped i would find one with contrabass players, but found none).

the sound is very good and very impressive and a good workout for your system if it is played at realistic volume.

i enjoyed it very much and surely will play it again and again.

CD: The London Double Bass Sound
Gary Karr, guess soloist
Geoffrey Simon, conductor.
Cala Records, U.K.
CACD0110
(24 bit tapeless technology)
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#348629 - 05/18/11 09:19 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: J. B.]
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JB, the term "contrabass" is sometimes used with reference to the double bass(string bass, upright bass, etc.), but there really isn't a separate instrument which has that name. A double bass with the standard four string arrangement has its E string with an open 41Hz fundamental. Many double basses have a fifth string or an extension device on the E string to allow as low as 31Hz to sound, but they're still called double basses, not specifically contrabasses.

I don't know if any of the items on the disc you describe would have anything under 41Hz, but some classical composers have called for it. For example, if you listen to the first few minutes of the second movement of Mahler's 1st Symphony, you'll hear the basses descending below E a few times.
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#348646 - 05/19/11 07:40 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 678
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: JohnK
JB, the term "contrabass" is sometimes used with reference to the double bass(string bass, upright bass, etc.), but there really isn't a separate instrument which has that name. A double bass with the standard four string arrangement has its E string with an open 41Hz fundamental. Many double basses have a fifth string or an extension device on the E string to allow as low as 31Hz to sound, but they're still called double basses, not specifically contrabasses.

I don't know if any of the items on the disc you describe would have anything under 41Hz, but some classical composers have called for it. For example, if you listen to the first few minutes of the second movement of Mahler's 1st Symphony, you'll hear the basses descending below E a few times.


Thanks for sharing your wisdom, John. I learn something new every day.

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#348647 - 05/19/11 07:48 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: davidsch]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Quebec, Canada
thanks for the info, JohnK; did not know that or did not remember as it's been a looong time i was at a concert.
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#348796 - 05/20/11 04:03 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: J. B.]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11235
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Still loving FannyPack, and yes, still embarrassed. Ha ha. And listening to April March again. I really like "Cet Air-La."

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#348856 - 05/20/11 04:15 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8293
Loc: Tacoma
Spin magazine is streaming the Hangout Festival from Alabama's Gulf Coast live. I'm enjoying Brandi Carlile, but really looking forward to Grace Potter and to Warren Haynes.

SCHEDULE IS IN CENTRAL TIME

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2:15 - Brandi Carlile
3:30 - Umphrey's McGee
4:30 - Grace Potter
5:45 - Warren Haynes Band
7:00 - STS9
8:30 - Widespread Panic (Audio Only)
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#348875 - 05/20/11 07:12 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: tomtuttle]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10938
Loc: Central NH
Thanks, Tom! I've got Warren Haynes on now.

Do you have his new CD?

Edit_ Tom, I see Warren is playing Cleveland's House of Blues on June 17th. A trip to Cleveland in the near future sounds awesome! wink


Edited by MarkSJohnson (05/20/11 07:23 PM)
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#348878 - 05/20/11 07:31 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4029
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Here's an awesome rendition of Neil Young's song Cortez The Killer by DMB and Warren Hayes. Warren really rips it up.
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#348879 - 05/20/11 07:33 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8293
Loc: Tacoma
I enjoyed seeing Grace Potter sing Honky Tonk Women with Warren Haynes' Band.

I don't have his new CD, but I streamed it quite a few times from the Rolling Stone link I posted earlier.

Who is in Cleveland in July? wink
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