So what are ya listening to tonight?

Posted by: SirQuack

So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 09:13 PM

Well the wife took the kids over to our friends who have a pool to cool down a bit. What is a guy to do all by himself, ok well our dog Dylan (named after Bob) is with me....

Just chillin listening to my Foreigner Double Vision CD.....dang these 60's and 350 make old CD's come to life.....I kinda miss the good ole days.

What you guys listening to tonight?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 09:26 PM

Got the tubes all warmed up, but haven't decided yet. . .
Went through Green Day "American Idiot", Doves "Some Cities", and Rogue Wave "Out of the Shadow" earlier today.
I'm thinking something a bit slower for this evening. Hmm, in honor of your dog--Bob Dylan SACD "John Wesley Harding" or "Blood on the Track". Also in the mood for some Robyn Hitchcock "Spooked" and maybe some Elliot Smith.

Tomorrow will be a different beast altogether.

I can hardly wait. . .
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 09:34 PM

Funny Sean you mentioned Green Day, earlier tonight I had Dookie cranked up pretty loud. I've got most of Dylan's stuff, however, I don't have any SACD stuff.

I must be in a 70's and early 80's mode tonight. I've got some Bad Company cranked right now. "Shooting Star" sounds pretty good pushing 0dB's. Don't want to crank it to loud or my dog might start singing "Like a Rolling Stone" Oh crap "Rock N Roll Fantasy" sounds sweet cranked. I feel like I'm in a strip bar
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 09:38 PM

In reply to:

Oh crap "Rock N Roll Fantasy" sounds sweet cranked. I feel like I'm in a strip bar




LMAO
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 10:04 PM

Randy, I just got through listening to one of the most gorgeous compositions in all of music, Ravel's exquisite Ma Mere L'oye, in an NPR broadcast performance of a concert from Auckland, NZ, by their excellent orchestra which I'd never heard before.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 10:18 PM

That is great John, I bet that sounds fabulous. As a person that has been around music all of my life:Piano, Trumpet, and singing. In addition, my dad was an singer back in the late 50's and early 60's I appreciate all types of music. I actually grew up listening to many of his old albums which included many orchestras of that time period. If you have heard of Jan Garber, he toured with him for a few years up/down the east coast, and in New Orleans. He was also on Ed Sullivan in 59. Anyway, I need to grow my collection and get some good orchestra or symphany type music. A budy of mine is an Opera singer, so I'm starting to grow my classical type music. I really enjoy my Diana Krall "Live in Paris" cd with Claus Ogerman and the Orchestre Symphonique European & Paris jass Big Band. My system comes alive in 6.1
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 10:26 PM

As I type this I find myself moving to ZZ Top's great CD, Mescalero! Before ZZ it was a band that most people have not heard of that go by the name of the Electric Boy's.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 10:37 PM

Weren't they more country oriented back in the day? Had a couple of ZZ LPs when I was a wee lad.
Posted by: TNTguy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 10:40 PM

Speaking of Foreigner, I was listening to their Complete Greatest Hits today. It is a fairly new release of all their hits remastered. I haven't listened to much of the other Foreigner stuff yet on the new system to compare it to, but I can tell you this CD sounds excellent. "Juke box hero" sounds friggin awesome.
Posted by: INANE

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/05 11:29 PM

...well technically I'm listening to EverQuest 2 right now

But if I was sitting in front of the HT, it would likely be the multichannel version of NIN "WITH TEETH"
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 01:31 AM

Randy, it was interesting to hear of the backgrounds in music that you and your father had. All I needed to see was that you were in serious need of expanding your classical collection(there's a whole world of great music out there waiting for you)to set me into action. Tower Records has four more days to go on their current sale and here are some suggestions of favorites of mine that I think you'd enjoy: the Ravel Ma Mere is included in a fine collection by Ozawa ; absolutely sure-fire is the Holst Planets in my favorite version by Mehta ; a bargain is the nearly complete orchestral output of my favorite composer, Rachmaninoff, by Ashkenazy ; Dvorak's delightful Slavonic Dances by Kubelik . Good prices, free shipping.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 02:25 AM

Ha! I wonder if the zombie moans in Resident Evil 4 would have more warmth w/ tubes.

The tube amp is being broken in w/ some 10 ohm terminations and an FM tuner. I'm relegated to solid state tonite.

I'm listening to East of Eden by Everything But the Girl on LP, circa 1984 before they went techno and lost me. Very jazzy, me like it.
Posted by: Thasp

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 02:49 AM

Rhapsody, Dream Theater, and Queensryche.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 01:46 PM

Queensryche? Wow, that's blast from the past. I had their first LP.
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 02:46 PM

Gaia Epicus, Children of Bodom, Arsis, Edguy and.... some Sarah Brightman in between.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 07:16 PM


Right now I have some Lynyrd Skynyrd playing.
Posted by: Tarun

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 07:27 PM

Right now Dire Straits - not remastered - is playing. Brothers in Arms to be specific.

Later - another round of the Police singles.

Even Later - Enigma if the MRS is up for it. HAHAHA!!!!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 07:35 PM

Well I heard some Van Morrison on the way home from work on Sirius satellite radio. I sometimes forget how much I like him till I hear him. I think I'm going in the other room and I will start with some Van the man and, see where that soul groove takes me.

oz
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 07:39 PM

I just put on some Eric Sardinas,Treat me right.Right now Murdering Blues is playing...............sounding good too
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 07:42 PM

Buy the way... I love this thread already.
later,
oz
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 08:18 PM

Wid, I've got some Skynyrd playing now also

JohnK, thanks for the advice, I'll have to check those you listed out. Randy

Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 08:33 PM


Randy,

I just put in the second disc of The Essential LS.It's good stuff imo.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 10:30 PM

Earlier--Ben Folds "Songs for Silverman"

Now--Cat Power "You are Free"

Later--The Flaming Lips "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" and Death Cab for Cutie "We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes"
Posted by: Craig_P

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 10:34 PM

Currently listening to the Boston punk/hardcore band Mental's new LP, Planet Mental, which I just got. Hey, I'm in my mid 20's and haven't grown out of it yet. Disc 1 of Physical Graffiti before that.
Posted by: freesey

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 10:41 PM

/me is listening to Beck - E-Pro and the rest of the Guero CD. Its very nice.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 10:57 PM

How is that Cat Power CD? I've only heard one song off of it, but I like that one track.

I forget what it's called....

lyrics have something about...

"the needle that broke your back, you were here, you were here, don't look back...you are you are...hey hey hey.

Something like that anyway.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 11:25 PM

That's the song "He War." Love the way the crunchy strummed guitar sounds, and the frantic drumming. She has an evocative voice. I think I'd compare her to Tori Amos sans all the artsy fartsy pretense and obtuse lyrics. A bit more on the folksy side. There is a sneaky emotional pull to this album. Partly because her singing is a bit subdued, like you're just waiting for her to let it rip, but she never does.
Posted by: INANE

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 11:34 PM

In reply to:


/me is listening to Beck - E-Pro and the rest of the Guero CD. Its very nice.



Is that Beck's new album? Curious what its like. The song they play on the radio is pretty coo.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 11:45 PM

Right now were listening to some quieter selections from PBS KIDS; prior to that it was more lively fare ranging from Spongebob to Animaniacs.

The Grandkids have some friends spending the night and they seem to have taken over the entertainment system!! They chose standard cartoons rather than a rousing DVD or two!!

Yeah, I know it's gettin' late for the kids.....Hey, maybe they'll sleep in a little later!!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/05 11:55 PM

Right now I'm listening to my wife tell me to get my a$$ in bed

see ya all tomorrow

ps: listening to Axioms is pure Utopia.....
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/05 12:31 AM

In reply to:

Right now I'm listening to my wife tell me to get my a$$ in bed



That's usually a good thing right?
Posted by: Lorenzo1000

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/05 01:25 AM

REM, unplugged 2001. Great acoustic versions of a lot of my favourite REM songs.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/05 08:56 AM

usually, but last night it was my turn to get up if our infant started crying so I need to get as much sleep when I have a chance. Luckily, her pretty much slept through the night so I'm wide awake and excited to go to work this morning, NOT....

Anyway, I think I'll grab some RUSH for the trip to work....later
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/05 11:35 PM

Well the day is winding down and I'm chillin, downing a few cold ones, and listening to "The Best of Alan Parsons Project"

What a way to relax on a Friday night. Hope your all having a great evening...
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/09/05 11:27 PM

The Stone Roses (Second Coming).....
With a gin martini!!!!
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/09/05 11:54 PM

Tonight I find myself stuck in the 80's. As I type this I'm cranking Firehouse. It's a newer disc from them (Primetime) but they are without a doubt a 80's band!
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 01:05 PM

Put me down for some selected tracks of Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch alongside Lamb of God's "laid to rest."
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 07:16 PM

Just finished Clapton and Frampton, and now have Sammy Hagar's Unboxed CD cranked at 0dB's yesssssssssssssss

Denon 2805
Axiom 60's 150 350 4-Qs8's
Sanyo Z2 projector
Panasonic S97S HDMI DVD
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 07:23 PM

Ray Charles Genius Loves Company. I'm hooked.
Posted by: barilkobart

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 07:39 PM

Mark Knopfler Shangri-La
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 09:24 PM

I thought about the Beatles in the "5 Comedies" thread, so was listening to "Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles" in the dining room system......but NOT on Axioms!!

(waiting for the Axiom 25th.......or will get M3s to replace my sub-standard, almost OKs)
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 09:32 PM

Mark Knopfler
Sailing to Philidelphia.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 10:05 PM

Ok, now I'm listening to America Greatest Hits, now this is some good stuff, and the low bass just fabulous on my 60's/350 combination.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 10:07 PM

Right now I'm listening to Steven scream -- er, exercise his lungs -- and the range hood is running, too. The M22s have been silent recently.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/12/05 10:41 PM

It was a movie night tonight....just got done with American History X. Second time I have seen it, and still one of the better movies I have seen.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 12:24 AM

Just watched Million Dollar Baby. Whew! An emotionally draining movie, and not easy to watch. But, I'd suffer through anything to watch Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman work together. Wonderful performances all around. Hilary Swank, as well.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 12:34 AM

Jack, you mean you shed a few tears huh? I'm looking forward to seeing this as well.

How was the soundtrack btw?
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 12:43 AM

I NEVER "shed" tears. I just "blubber" uncontrollably!

Soundtrack was nothing spectacular, but very nicely done in an understated way. The punches had me wincing. Music was tasteful, and, according to the credits, done by Clint Eastwood.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 01:10 AM

In reply to:

I NEVER "shed" tears. I just "blubber" uncontrollably!




Yeah right.<rolleyes>

Thanks for the tip. I'll have the kleenex ready.
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 12:50 PM

Got a wild hair and I've been revisiting "The Harder They Come". Songs like the title track, "Sweet and Dandy", "Johnny Too Bad" and "Pressure Drop" just make the commute fly by. Lucinda Williams' "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" has been in the player at home for a while now.

Mark Knopfler is playing this evening at the Ryman, and I can't go. It's going to require every bit of self-control I can muster not to jab a screwdriver into my eyeball tonight. Sigh...
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 12:57 PM

i listened to Pearl Jam - Riot Act last night. Gotta start warming up for the Sep concert!
Posted by: KCSkins

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 01:15 PM

The new Better Than Ezra CD "Before The Robots" has not come out of my player for a month now. It's amazing. High quality recording and the music and lyrics are some of the best I've ever heard from them.

When I'm not listening to "Robots," I've got on the BTE concert DVD from a show they played in New Orleans.

If you can't tell, I'm on yet another BTE kick lately. That band never fails to amaze me.
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 01:27 PM

I am listening to a band I just discovered recenty: "Dispatched", belonging to Gothenburg style death metal (oh well, probably not the taste of the majority). Very similar to early "In flames" with a great melodic guitar play incoroporated very well with the rest of instruments. I got their second album "Terrorizer" playing now. I have read reviews that their first album "Motherwar" is better (I can't imagine how better it can be). I had hard time finding it online, until yesterday where I got one with "buy it now" right away...
Posted by: PaulM

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 03:25 PM

Over lunch hour I was listenning to The Beautiful South's album 0898 on my computer. A great band from the UK. Too bad they release so few of their albums on this side of the pond.

Paul
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 08:55 PM

Tonight our kids, and the neighbor kids, are watching a Sharks Tale.

One of the kids has never experienced real HT before with sub and all, and he's really havin' fun!!

It's cool!!
Posted by: donjuanmiguel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 09:07 PM

Once the kids are knocked out I'm poppin' in the Buena Vista Social Club - very nice Cuban Jazz.
Posted by: BigWill

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/13/05 09:59 PM

My brother just turned me on to some super cool jazz/reggae/ska. They call themselves "Groundation". Apparently the singer is a noCal college professor, but the music is still awesome.
link:

http://www.groundation.com/

Definitely commies.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/14/05 02:34 AM

If it weren't for commies and liberals, all you'd have is country and that crap foisted upon the unsuspecting by the American Corporate Machine.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/14/05 06:50 AM

Yup; no question about it.

The seat of govt. has been officially moved from Pennsylvania Ave, to Wall St.

(no)
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/14/05 12:28 PM

Are there groundation samples? I couldn't find any to listen to.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/14/05 01:19 PM

I found some at B&N Online

Also, their latest album has samples at Amazon.
Posted by: BigWill

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/14/05 10:09 PM

You're forgetting jazz, classical and the blues - or are those all Marxist genres, as well?
As long as we're talking about liberals and such... Have you noticed how nostalgic they are for the '60s? And here I thought conservatives were the ones who supposedly cherished an idyllic past era that never actually existed.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/14/05 11:56 PM

Hey JohnK, do ya copy
quote "Ravel Ma Mere is included in a fine collection by Ozawa ; absolutely sure-fire is the Holst Planets in my favorite version by Mehta ; a bargain is the nearly complete orchestral output of my favorite composer, Rachmaninoff, by Ashkenazy ; Dvorak's delightful Slavonic Dances by Kubelik . "

Just wanted to let you know a friend of mine that I work with has tons of Classical CD's. He just moved back from New York where he has lived for 15 years. His is an opera singer and a very good one. Anyway, he said there is a very good chance he will have these CD's you mentioned, can't wait...thanks Randy

Posted by: INANE

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 12:07 AM

In reply to:



If it weren't for commies and liberals, all you'd have is country and that crap foisted upon the unsuspecting by the American Corporate Machine




While I am of a conservative nature (politics) I do agree that all the music I love is made by those evil liberals. I can't stand conservative music (country). yuk!


Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 12:21 AM

That is why we live in the real Midwest
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 01:36 AM

Randy, I suspect that he means that he has versions of most or all of the music mentioned, not necessarily those specific CDs, but I'm sure that he has good ones which you'll enjoy listening to.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 03:11 PM

You might be suprised, when in New York he managed a record/cd store. He has thousands of Classical CD's
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 09:04 PM

Right now I am listening to the new Dave Matthews Band cd "Stand Up". Bought the dual disc version. The DVD side in "Enhanced Stereo" sounds fantastic on my M60's!!!! Anyone else have this cd? BTW, the Buena Vista Social Club is a great cd. My wife introduced me to that cd when we first met.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 09:16 PM

Speaking of Rachmaninoff, one of my favorite anecdotes, speaking of complete outputs; was one of the stunts he used to pull while giving a recital. He would play a particular theme in virtually every key and fugue form imaginable while waiting for the coughing from the audiance to signal when they'd had enough.

Then He'd move on.

Oh yeah; what am I listening to tonight?

Tonight the kids are at a friends house painting model cars but will be home any minute, so I'm keeping the cable on for them, but listening to the "Music Channels" "Classical Masterpeices"

A variety of reasonably good stuff tonight.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 09:21 PM

I'm listening to Spiffnme's mix. So far, I like it a lot! That said, I've only heard 5 tracks or so. Next up is dmn23, then BrenR, then BigWill. Then Gillian Welch. Ah, the wonders of 5 disc changers...
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 09:39 PM

Maybe so, Randy. I have "only" about a thousand, so he has me beat. Of course, I'm still adding to my collection, although at a slower rate. If you get a chance to listen to some of those it'd be interesting to see your comments on the music(naming the specific performance).
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 09:39 PM

Just got done listening to my Joe Walsh Anthology. I love some of the old stuff.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/15/05 10:20 PM

That Joe Walsh Anthology is great package! I'll have to pull that out for a listen this weekend...
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/16/05 01:25 AM

Picked up the Eagles Farewell Tour DVD today and just finished watching/listenung to it. Done very well.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/16/05 02:00 PM

I just purchased that DVD as well. Haven't had a chance to watch all of it yet however what I have seen so far is very good!
Posted by: BigWill

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/16/05 03:31 PM

JohnK, I was going to send you a PM, but since it seems you're following this one...
How about a nice trumpet concerto? I have the first mov't from Giuseppe Tartini's Cncerto in D Major and I cannot tell you how much I enjoy that piece. It has a lot of pomp and atmosphere, not too busy, but not too quiet, structured, but not rigid. Is the whole thing like that?
What would you recommend along those lines?
Posted by: Merkaba

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/16/05 09:38 PM

I'm listening to the live sounds of The Tragically Hip, who happen to be performing just down the road from my house. Wish I had gone to the concert.

It's still pretty loud here though.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/16/05 10:57 PM

Mark, the second andante movement of the Tartini has a change of pace(as second movements are supposed to do)to a slower, gentler theme that's quite attractive. The third movement returns to quicker, more vigorous material. Tartini composed the piece as a violin concerto and it's been transcribed for trumpet specifically for the great Maurice Andre, and a fine bargain set of trumpet concertos including the Tartini is done by Andre here . If you're interested and if despite my suggestions you haven't expanded your Rachmaninoff collection, you should add this set to get you over the $20 for free shipping.
Posted by: BigWill

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/16/05 11:59 PM

Thanks, John, I'll grab those in the morning.
I am stunned, but not surprised, by your knowledge.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/17/05 07:30 PM

The sound of my head ringing after 67 takeoff and landings from a narrow a$$ rock road on this, the 7th day of my work week with not a day scheduled off untill the end of August...although not a huge Sting fan, he's sounding not too terribly bad from the 80s this evening. Nice and mellow, a good way to get yet another 7 day work week started tomorrow.

I'm thinking a system upgrade is in order come September.
Posted by: sssutherland

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/18/05 01:10 AM

Dude!!! You seriously deserve an upgrade after working that many days in a row.

Posted by: BigWill

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/20/05 09:58 PM

JohnK, the CDs arrived today - much sooner than expected.
The Maurice Andre disc is outstanding. My initial listening session was interrupted by thunderstorms and a brief power outage, but I was very impressed with the trumpet and flutes in the Bach piece, the Tartini piece, and the Marcello piece. I had no idea there were that many quality Italian composers.
Haven't had a chance to give the Rachmaninoff a real listen, but it sounds like an excellent recording.
Thanks, dude.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/05 12:06 PM

Ok this morning I'm listening to some of my old stuff. Right now I've got SWEET cranked up pretty loud. For those of you that aren't familiar with this English band from the 70's:

The 6 Teens
Fox on the Run
Ballroom Blitz
Love is Like Oxygen
Little Willy
California Nights
....just to name a few

My favorite album from them is Desolation Boulevard....

back to it, later...
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/05 12:16 PM

Sweet did "Little Willy" ?
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/05 12:24 PM

I'm feelinbg a little folkey today. I'm listening to a variety of things. Billy Bragg and Wilco "Mermaid Avenue Vol.I and II. These are some great covers of Woody Guthrie tunes for those that never heard of this. Richard Thompson's "Mock Tudor". The
Kinks "Village Green" and of course some of Dylan's Bootleg Series. Some days I'm all over the place and some I kind of get into a theme. Happy listening what ever it is you choose!
oz

Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/05 12:31 PM

I believe it was released in 1/73 in the U.S. and was at the top of the charts, along with Fox on the Run, and Ballroom Blitz. I just assumed they wrote the song.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/05 01:17 PM

I hadn't realized they even performed it... good to know. Thanks !
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/05 07:36 PM

Sunday evening July 24th, John Hiatt's new cd 'Master Of Disaster'.

Good stuff!

Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/25/05 12:21 AM

Sunday night (west coast time)...Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation. This album definitely grows on you. A real great mix of different styles of music. If you have this cd, let it play until the end. There is a bonus track (remix) of the "Mighty Rearranger" that is killer!!!!
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/25/05 12:57 AM

Just finished "Saving Private Ryan". Great flick. First time to watch with my new audio system.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/25/05 10:24 PM

Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole....courtesy of JohnK.
Many thanks.
Any other "essential" suggestions would be most welcome.
I'll offer Mahler Symphony No.3 as performed by the New York PO under Bernstein in return.

/Jack
Posted by: SpockTheater

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/25/05 10:58 PM

Tonight's list is the following:

Blackfield
Dream Theater
Bozzio, Levin, Stevens
Buckethead

I'll probably watch some Monty Python later.
Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/25/05 11:08 PM

my wife had to go up to the college to set-up a lab for tomorrow, so i had the rare opportunity to play some tunes.

started with the SACD of Holst's, 'the planets', that i got for christmas. then moved to a few tracks from norah jones 'come away with me'. and finished it off with an old vinyl of Taj Mahal. his most recent stuff is more slow, southern heat blues, but the earlier recordings has some kick to it.


bigjohn

Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/25/05 11:45 PM

Tonight it's Doro. CD is Calling The Wild. After that I feel like having an 80's flashback and have Accept on deck!
Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/05 12:11 AM

get ya balls to the wall, man!!!

bigjohn
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/05 12:38 AM

Everybody sing it now.....................

BALLS TO THE WALL

Too many slaves in this world
Die by torture and pain
Too many people do not see
They're killing themselves - going insane

Too many people do not know
Bondage is over the human race
They believe slaves always lose
And this fear keeps them down

Watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (Hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your

Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall
You'll get your balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall - balls to the wall

You may screw their brains
You may sacrifice them, too
You may mortify their flesh
You may rape them all

One day the tortured stand up
And revolt against the evil
They make you drink your blood
And tear yourself to pieces

Chorus

Come on man, let's stand up all over the world
Let's plug a bomb in everyone's arse
If they don't keep us alive - we're gonna fight for the right

Build a wall with the bodies of the dead - and you're saved
Make the world scared - come on, show me the sign of victory
Sign of victory - sign of victory


Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/05 01:13 AM

Jack, glad that you enjoyed the Ravel and other earlier suggestions. Since you liked the Dvorak Slavonic Dances, you'd also want the Brahms Hungarian Danceswhose success(financial as well as artistic) inspired Dvorak and his publisher. Staying with a dance theme, a nice collection of Strauss waltzes and polkas is found in Best of Vienna . Respighi's colorful Roman tone poems are done very well by Batiz . Likewise, his recording of Scheherazade is excellent. The Rimsky-Korsakov Suites should be added. Ma Vlast is one of my favorites(I have six). Gliere's huge Ilya Murometz is very impressive. I'll stop after suggesting this excellent selection from the gorgeous music to Swan Lake.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/05 08:25 PM

Man, I can't believe a thread that I started is lasting this long, I appreciate it guys and gals

I've got Roy Orbison playing right now...
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/05 08:30 PM

Now why'd you have to go and jinx a perfectly good thread like that?
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/27/05 07:58 AM

I just bought Mozart's Complete Violin Concertos on the Philips label with Arthur Grumiaux on violin. Beautifully recorded and Mr. Grumiaux's performance was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this CD.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/27/05 11:20 PM

The Four Seasons
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/27/05 11:35 PM

Simple Minds Greatest Hits (SACD)
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/27/05 11:36 PM

Annie Lennox
Danko, Fjeld and Anderson
Anita O'Day (from her Mosaic set)
George Shearing (from his Mosaic set)
oz

Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/27/05 11:51 PM

while at my buddies today, i borrowed his pristine vinyl copy of the beatles 'white album'.. i gotta tell you, i was really surprised that he even let me take it.. anyway, this set is in top shape, still has the original posters of each band member.

i didnt get a chance to play it this afternoon, but i will tomorrow. blackbird, yer blues, guitar gently weeps.... this is truly an awesome album!!!

bigjohn
Posted by: Amie

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 08:37 AM

Which Four Seasons album? We rock out to their Greatest Hits all the time! Now I have "December 1963" in my head . . .
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 08:57 AM

With the present heat wave, the somber Summer:Allegro Non Molto, fits well.



Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 08:59 AM

I assumed he meant Vivaldi's Four Seasons?
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 09:12 AM

Then there was Frankie Vallies(sp)version!! They were a fav of mine as a teen and early 20s
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 09:57 AM

Other than

Numba nine Numba nine
Numba nine
Numba nine
Numba nine

But yeah... Back in the
Back in the USSaRR!
is one of my favorites.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 10:37 AM

Amie; Ya got me thinkin' of cruisin' Woodward Ave in summer of '62

Those old in-dash car speakers didn't sound all that bad, on AM.....

....then
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 12:50 PM

Jeez, I really liked them. Whatever happened to them?
oz
Posted by: mace

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 12:55 PM

Ry Cooder's "Chavez Ravine"
Tonite, last nite and the nite before. A true gem!
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 06:39 PM

i'm actually off to check out a couple of bands at a local venue tonight:

"Three of Canada's best new up and coming bands, all on the same bill. The Weekend are a female fronted pop punk band on Teenage USA records, who've played here several times already. You may have caught the hard rockin' Mark Inside when the opened up for C'mon in May at Amigos. Money Money are a kick ass punk rock n' roll band who you're going to be hearing alot more about very soon."

It'll be an ass-dragging day tomorrow....i'm too old for concerts during the week!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 07:58 PM

Carla Bley "Looking for America". Fabulous sub work out! Quite apppropriate in todays's political atmosphere.
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 08:02 PM

Derek Trucks 'Soul Serenade' ... Thur night 7/28


Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 08:15 PM

As Mark stated, it was the Vivaldi...my apologies for the confusion.

But now you have me wondering how the group would sound on my new toys...

Tonight is Loreena McKennitt (my favorite Canadian Irishwoman).

/Jack
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 08:26 PM

Heard "Big Girls Don't Cry" the other night on an oldies channel on cable, and they sounded really good

As do Antonios' greatest hits.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 08:26 PM

I have North Mississippi Allstars on right now Good stuff.I put a system in my S10 over the past couple of weeks.I had some Ted Nugent and AC/DC rocking to and from work.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 08:34 PM

Now it's 'Alligator Records 25th Anniversary' various artist cd, another good one!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 09:28 PM

This afternoon it was Simon and Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Sounded excellent on the M40s driven by tubes.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 09:50 PM

I was just listening to "The Concert in Central Park" earlier today, sounded awesome on my M60's
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 10:20 PM

I was at Virgin Megastore earlier today and amidst the bass thumpin' music always being played a Simon and Garfunkel tune slipped in. Put me in the mood. Always great music.


Also, at Virgin I tried using some of the listening stations--hard to hear the headphones with the volume of the music blasting in the store. Does this mean I'm getting old?
Posted by: INANE

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 10:26 PM

Utah Saints tonite.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 10:42 PM

dmn23's mix at the moment. Good stuff! I've liked everything but the second track. I especially like the old-timey stuff.
Posted by: chopa2less

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 11:12 PM

I've been listening (and watching) Lucinda Williams "Live From Austin TX." It's a great DVD and is in DTS. Also have been listening to these CDs: Shannon McNally "Geronimo," Alex McMurray "Banjaxed," and Bobby Lounge "I Remember the Night Your Trailer Burnt Down." Great stuff.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/05 11:23 PM

Yeah, Jack was listening to these tunes that Tony Vivaldi came up with. Actually, when I think musical seasons it's likely to be Glazunov.
Posted by: AshBoomstick

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/29/05 04:20 PM

i'm listening to a new CD i got from a group called Mozaik ( amazon link )which has got a really interesting mix of Celtic, American Old Timey ,Greek, and Bulgarian traditional music. i know it sounds bizarre but it's really good. maybe if i ever get off my a$$ and make a mix CD for everyone here i'll put a track on there!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/29/05 10:46 PM

Went with Iron and Wine "Our Endless Numbered Days." Excellent album.
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/29/05 11:44 PM

"Unbreakable"

I didn't know that it had great LFE's. A wonderful workout for the 500.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 12:18 AM

Rain and thunder. Requires no equipment, is free for the listening and has it's own light show.

/Jack
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 12:34 AM

Just got done listening to Led Zep. IV CD, off to bed now, have to go into work early tomorrow to upgrade the system I support.

Good Night.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 12:37 AM

I was watching Discovery HD tonight and was able to listen to the BBC Philharmonic perform in Dolby Digital 5.1. Very delightful and entertaining.

BBC Proms 2004: Anna Netrebko

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko performs with Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic in a selection of arias and scenes from Italian and Czech opera. Featuring works by composers Antonin Dvorzak, Bellini and Puccini.



Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 01:06 AM

Mythbusters-not very good sound, no bass to speak of.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 01:28 AM

In reply to:

Mythbusters-not very good sound, no bass to speak of.



hehe

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 08:13 PM

Stevie Ray Vaughn's 'Tin Pan Alley' off of the Essential cd set...man I wish he were still physically here with us today. RIP Stevie.
Posted by: SpockTheater

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 09:50 PM

Right now I'm checking out a new band called Mutemath. They sound a bit like the Police with a touch of electronica. Not that bad really. I'm sure I'll put on some Jason Lindner later. I'm slowly ordering several of his cd's and look forward to enjoying them one at a time.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 09:55 PM

In reply to:

RIP Stevie.




Ditto that . Right now I have on The Smokin Joe Kubek Band,Texas Cadillac.

Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 10:38 PM


I just put on some Guitar Shorty,good stuff imo.
Posted by: bigwill2

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 10:39 PM

Fox News. Dad is visiting.
Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 10:50 PM

In reply to:

Mythbusters-not very good sound



ya know.... they actually did a show a few weeks ago about trying to find the elusive 'brown note'..

i believed they officially called it a myth.. neat show!!

bigjohn
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 11:22 PM

Yeah it was.. I was very disappointed they weren't actually transmitting the sound they were making, though!
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 11:26 PM

Sevendust CD from 99 called Home! Great CD!
Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 11:52 PM

In reply to:

Sevendust CD from 99 called Home



totally agree, great cd.. i keep that one at work to give me the afternoon bump!!

i have seen these guys 3 times live, and i would say that morgan rose is probably one the best drummers i have ever seen live.. soo much energy, and sounds very clean for such intricuate beats.

another cool band from the atlanta scene is Stuck Mojo.. they borderline on rock/rap, but have some pretty solid guitar work. think of Bodycount, without all the violence..

bigjohn
Posted by: pizoni

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/30/05 11:54 PM

Simon and Garfunkel-Old Friends-DVD(Dolby Digital 5.1).
Superb!
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/31/05 12:17 AM

In reply to:

another cool band from the atlanta scene is Stuck Mojo




Ahhhhh, great minds think alike! One disc that I have in constant rotation is Declaration Of A Headhunter by none other then Stuck Mojo!
Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/31/05 12:26 AM

In reply to:

great minds think alike



no $hit..!!!

i have not heard 'Headhunter'.. but i listen to 'Rising' often, and i used to have 'Pigwalk', but it has somehow disappeared from my collection.. i must have let someone borrow it, and cant remember who..? i hate when i do that!!

bigjohn
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/31/05 12:43 AM

These are the discs I have from Stuck Mojo:

Declaration Of A Headhunter
HVY1
Rising
Pigwalk
Snappin' Necks
Violated

Well now that I know you are a fan of the band you will like this. On my disc that I was sending out is a band called Fozzy, who are made up of former members of Stuck Mojo.

Same sound but less rap. Chris Jericho the famous wrestler is now the singer and amazingly enough, he does a good job.

Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/31/05 12:51 AM

Well tonight as I work the computer I'm listening to the stream from Bartok Radio in Budapest and enjoying some Hungarian music featuring the cimbalom at the moment.
Posted by: Thasp

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/31/05 03:26 AM

Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/31/05 11:47 AM

Sunday morning is always a good time for story tellers.

Michelle Shocked
Marc Cohn
Richard Thompson

/Jack
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 07:39 AM

Maybe I should be on the "Star Wars" thread; but yesterday we (watched)/listened to the entire "Star Wars" saga from One thru Six(minus Three)

The kids were mostly "in and out" all day, but Granny and I watched the whole thing
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 08:47 PM

Anybody that wonders about the M60's ability for tight bass combined with a 350 sub, or above......Well tonight the wife took the kids swimming and I'm listening to Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon, the song Money at 0dB's....simply awesome.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 09:12 PM


Dark side of the moon when played through the M80s and Hsu sub vibrates the heck out of my walls.It doesn't hurt to have a big honkin amp either
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 09:15 PM

My walls vibrate with that album and I don't even have a big honkin' amp.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 09:16 PM


Then you can imagine what it is like with one
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 09:44 PM

To be fair, I have a big subwoofer and a small room. That helps.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 09:45 PM


That's always a plus.
Posted by: libirm

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 09:53 PM

Dark Side of the Moon in SACD-like you never heard it before!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 10:09 PM

I have piped in here before because I think this is such a great thread, but this is the first time I can say I'm listening with my Axiom 60's.
Tonight it was:
Bartok "Concerto for Orchestra" Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Dvorak Symp. # 9 Solti Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Topped it all off with

The Sky is Crying Stevie Ray Vauhan w/ Double Trouble

Friday when the speakers were delivered I did the Dark Side of the Moon and it sounded amazing with no sub. I might have to give it a go with the sub next time.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 10:54 PM

I'm actually listening to clips on Amazon, looking for a new CD to buy. I have some money to burn at Barnes and Noble (gift cert), so I am looking for a good new CD to listen to.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/05 11:52 PM

Tonight I'm listening on their "listen again" feature to a BBC Proms concert originally broadcast live last wednesday . Featured are the Ravel Ma Mere L'oye and the Moussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, if you'd care to have a listen.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 12:47 AM

There's always J. Ralph, available only through bn.com at exorbitant prices...
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 12:58 AM

Elton John, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" SACD.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 01:01 AM

Must be Wizard of Oz night...
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 01:26 AM

I hate to say this but my wife has me listening to Duran Duran's last CD Astronaut.........and it's not bad. Not really my thing but it's a very good sounding disc.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 01:31 AM

Hey Neverhappy, I thought you would be listening to some rockets by now. What's up?
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 01:40 AM

I'm doing that as I sit here. The Rockets are humming along.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 01:48 AM

Awesome Man! You mentioned grabbing some 550's right? Look forward to hearing a write up soon.
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 08:31 AM

Yes, what is all that fuss about those Rockets?
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 12:38 PM

Yes I have been trying Rockets. I have the following so far:

RSC200 Center Channel
RS550 MKII's

I found a pair of 150's for the rear that are in transit. To power the system I went all out and have a used ATI 1506 being delivered tomorrow. Absolute monster of an amp that is capable of some truly scary power output. I'm going to run it bridged and only use 3 channels. To give you some idea as to what this thing will do. The "Bigfoot" will have close to 900 watts to draw from and the 550's will have close to 680 watts when you take into consideration there respective ohm rating. Into a normal 8 ohm load the 1506 in 3 channel mode is 450 watts per channel. Everyone has warned me that the Rockets like power, so power they will have!


Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 04:42 PM

Wow NH, the amp only weighs 88 pounds.
Be careful, you wouldn't want to hurt those rockets.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 05:03 PM


NH,

You say you are going to run that amp in bridged mode ? If you do the amp will see a 2 ohm load running the RSC 200 center speaker and a 3 ohm load running the 550s.I sure hope that amp is stable running such a load.I have my doubts.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 05:44 PM

From what I have heard this thing personifies stable at 2 ohms but we will see. There are people out there running this amp bridged with three 4 ohm speakers across the front with zero problems so we will see. I emailed ATI the specifications on the speakers and what I was going to do, and they said go for it. The 1506 will keep up without so much as a hiccup.

I will know for sure in a few day's.

Posted by: bigwill2

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 07:33 PM

That 3 channel ATI is on my short list. Just waiting for my horse to come in.

Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/05 09:26 PM


It will be interesting to see if indeed the ATI can handle this type of load.Make sure to report back.
Posted by: pizoni

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 09:32 AM

Hi again, JohnK!
Arkivmusic.com:
1.Smetana,Ma Vlast-Walter Susskind/St.Louis S.Orch./SACD. Label: Mobile Fidelity/Cat.#4006
2.Rhapsodies-Liszt(Hungarian-6);Enescu(Romanian#1);Smetana(Ma Vlast;Bartered Bride Overture);Wagner(Tannhauser Ov.;Tristan und Isolde Act 3 Prelude)-Leopold Stokovski/RCA Victor S.Orch./SACD.Label: Living Stereo/Cat.#67903
Enjoy!
Posted by: pizoni

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 09:49 AM

Hi!
Also @ Arkivmusic:
Tchaikovsky-Piano Conc.#1/Van Cliburn/Kiril Kondrashin/RCA S.Orch.
RACHMANINOV-Piano Conc.#2/Van Cliburn/Fritz Reiner/Chicago S.Orch.
SACD/Living Stereo
AMAZING!
Octavian

Posted by: curtis

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 12:56 PM

I use ATI 1502 and 1505 amps. They are tanks.

I have driven 4 ohm speakers easily with them.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 04:10 PM

The Dark Side of the Moon SACD is fantastic. I like the resonating base note about 2 minutes into Time. Very well done, almost what multi-channel music was made for. Another one that is good is Dire Straits Brothers In Arms, 20th Annv. SACD.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 04:43 PM

In reply to:

I use ATI 1502 and 1505 amps. They are tanks.

I have driven 4 ohm speakers easily with them.




I have no doubt you drove a 4 ohm speaker with an ATI amp.The question I was wondering was can it drive a 4 ohm speaker in bridged mode.


Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 06:02 PM

It's a NIN night. Listening to With Teeth in 5.1 now. Going to listen to both discs of "The Fragile" later on. There is a writeup of the story that goes along with the songs here: http://www.sickamongthepure.com/files/2002/06/ExegesisPart1/ExegesisPart1.html

They also have one for The Downward Spiral (TDS) that I have followed along with before. It makes the CD more interesting and you get a fuller understanding of how it fits together. Of course, I guess the writeup is just opinion and not officially endorsed by NIN or anything, but it does make sense (at least TDS one did).

And the wife is out of town tonight, so I can crank it up as loud as I want
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 08:00 PM

Jason Mraz, Maroon 5
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 08:44 PM

The ATI has been running in bridged mode for the last hour and a half running my fronts and center..................it's not even warm yet! So far so good.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 08:58 PM

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "Uncle Charlie & His Dod Teddy"

Forgot how much I love this CD.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 09:10 PM

Rainbow - The Very Best Of Rainbow
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 09:56 PM

Ah yes, Octavian, great music. Ma Vlast is one of my favorites. I have six versions and the one I like as well as any is also the least expensive, the reading by Berglund. I'm tempted by the sale on Mobile Fidelity which at least cuts their outrageous $31 regular price down to a more tolerable level. Since Maestro Susskind's Ma Vlast won't be released until 8/23, I can think about that for a bit, but possibly the most attractive of the Mobile Fidelity remasterings would be the Ravel collection which I have in the original Vox boxes and includes the best performance of the exquisite Ma Mere L'oye that I've ever heard. Another of those RCA remasterings that's especially attractive is the classic Munch Daphnis et Chloe .
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/04/05 10:23 PM

Did I say Dod????? I meant, & His DOG Teddy.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/05 12:03 AM

Tonight I'm listening to my wife tell me to get my a$$ to bed if I still plan on getting up at the crack of dawn to go fishing.

Talk to you all tomorrow

Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/05 03:33 AM

I've been listening to a lot of classical piano lately. Listened to Horowitz's 1965 Carnegie concert the last couple nights and I'm listening to Horowitz Live in Moscow tonight.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/06/05 08:30 PM

This afternoon I was enjoying Symphony No.9 "Choral" in D Minor by Beethoven. Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
-Seraphim Classics-
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/06/05 08:51 PM

Fleetwood Mac's...Rhiannon.
Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/06/05 10:43 PM

i am at my sisters house in dallas.. we just got done watching 'Predator', in DTS.. and we are fixing to watch 'National Treasure'.

ordered some brooklyn pizza, its on the way.. and homemade strawberry ice cream is currently churning..

i got disc golf at 9:45 in the morning with bray.. its gonna be a good time..

bigjohn
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/07/05 12:52 AM

Buckwheat Zydeco ... 'Yaya'


Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/07/05 01:28 AM

Just listened, using the "listen again" BBC feature, to a beautiful performance of the Dukas La Peri given thursday at the BBC Proms.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 06:51 PM

My wife likes some of the oldies, so she has been listening to "The Platters", "The Drifters", "Del Shannon", and a few others. They sound pretty darn good on my Axioms
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 06:54 PM


I was listening to some Al Green on the way home from work today.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 07:00 PM

Jim Morrison and the Doors 'L.A. Woman' ... CRANKING!!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 07:51 PM

I think I like Wid's and Brotherbob's taste in music
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 07:57 PM

In reply to:

I think I like Wid's and Brotherbob's taste in music




Sonny Landreth 'Congo Square' from his 'South of I-10' album is playing right now...good stuff!

Randy I like your taste of music as well, wife and I will get the old motown stuff cranking from time to time....awesome music!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 08:01 PM


Man I love old Motown music.I have a four disc set call Hitsville USA that you guys would love.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 08:06 PM

Have you ever listened to the Funk Brothers, Rick? I remember seeing either a DVD or on cable a few artist, Ben Harper, Joan Osbourne and a few others singing some of the old Motown stuff with the remaining Funk Brothers playing in the band. Man those dudes played a lot of music with many different artist, amazing.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 08:09 PM

Hmmm, now that was a stupid question. Of course you've listened to the Funk Brothers, I believe they played on just about every hit motown ever produced....you still have *the* troubled mind though.


Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 08:14 PM




And you say I have the troubled mind
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 08:57 PM

Tonight it has been:
Chris Isaac "Speak of the Devil"
Hooverphonic
Keb Mo'
John Hiatt "Stolen Moments"

Enjoy the music
oz

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 09:13 PM

Whoa, that'some really nice music you have going on tonight Oz! Have you listened to John Hiatt's new cd 'Master of Disaster'? He's no longer with the Goners and now have Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew of the North Mississippi Allstars backing him up with Jim Dickinson producing...a departure from the Sonny Landreth slide guitar sound, but very good nonetheless.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 09:29 PM

Hey Rick!
I have only heard one cut. Serius satellite radio is playing one. I don't even know the title. Sounds pretty good. As always is the case with Hiatt it is just a matter of time before I pick up the cd.He is one of the artists I just have to have everything they put out. I like Sonny's stuff too. Richard Thompson is anothewr one. I usually pick his up the day they come out.
later,
oz
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 09:47 PM

oz
Which Keb Mo are you listening to?
If you ever get a chance to see him live, jump on it.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 10:01 PM

bray
Just like you. I love that tune. Also the tune about the dad that isin't around for his kid. Both of these songs make me think of my grandson. This kid is the most amazing little boy. So bright, so beautiful. He brings so much joy and his father has never even seen him. What a freakin looser! OK too much information. Shut up already!

oz

Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 10:57 PM

Tonight I'm going mellow. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 11:04 PM

I was listening Edguy all day today (I work on evenings). They are coming in town next Monday (Springfield, VA) and I want to be "prepared" for the concert. Can't wait!!! By the way, they are co-headlining with Hammerfall!

NeverHappy: I have given more spins to "Savage Poetry" and have liked it more and more now. Tracks like "sands of time", "sacred Hell", "Roses to no one" and "power and Majesty" are awesome! This album is moving slowly to my top Edguy album.
Posted by: donjuanmiguel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 11:07 PM

Tonight, its Tiempos by Ruben Blades. Nice jazzy, soft latin salsa. Great music to listen to while star-gazzing on the deck.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 11:37 PM

In reply to:

NeverHappy: I have given more spins to "Savage Poetry"




Yeah that is a great disc. I love the intro to "Hallowed". Starts slow and then builds and then it's crunch time. I have heard better songs from them but the intro is great! Key To My Fate would be my number one tune off that disc. I just like the flow and the drum work is excellent.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 11:45 PM

Well so much for mellow night. You brought it up and now I'm spinning EdGuy - King of Fools off the Hellfire Club cd. Great tune!

Bang your head a little for me when you see them live! .....especially when they do "Walk On Fighting"


Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/05 11:51 PM

thyname, have you ever spun Evergrey? Give "A Touch Of Blessing" off the cd The Inner Circle a go and let me know what you think.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 02:41 AM

In reply to:

Tonight I'm going mellow. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York




That is a nicely recorded cd. Surprising for a live recording.



Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 08:58 AM

Evergray? Never heard of... I will check it out though. I am more into power metal (Helloween style let's say), some call it Happy Metal, some call it tralala metal :-) but I like it, traditional Maidenish-like metal, as well as some Gothenburg style (melodic) death metal.

I am sure I will enjoy the concert. I can't "act" too silly though, since I am bringing my fiance with me (who does not like this kind of music at all). She came with me to see Dark Tranquillity/Soilwork a while ago, and said that it was better than she expected ;-)
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 10:23 AM

I checked Evergrey out. I was turned off a little bit reading that they are a progressive metal band, as I find bands like Dream Theater, Symphony X, Abraxis a little too complicated to my tastes. I downloaded "a touch of blessing" from their website (full track) and it was better than I expected: nice melodies, nice guitars, which were very well integrated with the melodies, and not on their own, and some nice keyboards. I did not care a lot for the vocals though. Not that the guy has a bad voice, but they seemed a little out of place with this kind of music. In general: not the usual prog metal. I will download some more and listen to some more, before I decide if I am purchasing their CD ( I always buy the CDs of the bands that I like).

Thanks for the recommendation NeverHappy! If you like Edguy, you should check this new Swedish band called Gaia Epicus. They released their second cd a while ago and they rock!!
Posted by: jorge016

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 11:55 AM

Listened to the Who's Quadrophenia from start to finish and followed it up watching "Ray" for the first time. It was a nice evening to be an Axiom owner.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 02:39 PM

In reply to:

That is a nicely recorded cd. Surprising for a live recording.




I agree. It's not bad at all. I normally stay clear of live recordings as more often then not, they sound awful!
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 02:43 PM

In reply to:

Thanks for the recommendation NeverHappy!




Anytime! If you want PM me your email addy and I will send you a Winamp playlist that will give you a few more ideas.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 08:18 PM

Just got done with Elton Johns Capain Fantastic.Now I have on Jimmy D. Lane with Double Trouble.
Posted by: bigwill2

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 10:08 PM

That Jimmy D disc has grown on me. Good call.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 11:03 PM

Tonights playlist:

The Pernice Brothers "Discover a Lovelier You"

matt pond PA "The Green Fury"
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/09/05 11:39 PM

Just got done watching Seinfeld, one of my favorite episodes: the one where George has a chance at a date with Morissa Tomei but he is engaged, and Kramer makes the cable guy wait for hours, ha ha
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 06:15 AM


I'm glad you like it .
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 08:42 AM

Well last night was an interesting one.
I started off with
Telepopmusic then went to
Joe Williams "I just want to Sing" then
Curtis Mayfield "Brand New World" and finally
Sonny Rollins "A Night at the Village Vangard" Disk 2
oz

Enjoy the music!


Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 01:40 PM

I know there are some Stevie Ray Vaughn fans out there so I am looking for a little advice. Do any of you have any recommendations for a CD or DVD of his? I am looking to add some more guitarists to my music collection. Thanks.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 02:04 PM

"Family Style" is a good one you could try.

Another title, one that's a little broader than what you had in mind, but one which is historically noteworthy; is "Fender 50th Aniversary Guitar Legends" A Virgin America 1996 compilation.


Posted by: AshBoomstick

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 02:49 PM

i agree, that Fender collection is awesome! Buddy Holly, Nirvana, Stevie Ray, Bonnie Raitt...it goes on and on. I espcially like to play "Sultans of Swing" at 0db!!
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 03:17 PM

Thanks. I'll give it a listen.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 04:47 PM


Anything SRV put out is worth buying.If you want to get one of his that has a bit of everything go with The Essential SRV.All of the dvds are good so just pick one.
Posted by: bigwill2

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 10:08 PM

The Family Style disc seems to have been nicely recorded/mastered. Some of the older discs, while great, show the age of the recording.
The Live at the El Mocambo DVD is far and away my favorite SRV DVD.

Other guitarists?:

Scott Henderson
Ottmar Liebert
Chet Atkins
Jeff Golub
Jeff Beck
Melvin Taylor
Dick Dale
Teddy Morgan
Freddie King
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Al Dimeola...

Anybody else?
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 10:29 PM

Uh...Segovia, Williams, and Parkening?
Posted by: bigwill2

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 10:31 PM

only 3 more?
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 10:34 PM

Plus Julian Bream, Sharon Isbin, Norbert Kraft, the Romeros, Narciso Ypes, and others of great talent.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 10:44 PM

Oooooh,..... now if we can talk about Lutes and Mandolins....I know.....now we're gittin' silly
Posted by: bigwill2

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 11:22 PM

Now there you go.
Haven't really listened to classical guitar since college.
Specific recommendations, John? (I have told you how much I love that Maurice Andre, right? Especially disc 2. Perfect.).
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/10/05 11:41 PM

Diana Krall.

oo la la

/Jack
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/11/05 12:52 AM

Sure, Mark. I think that the melodies and rhythms of spanish music are especially suited to the solo guitar and my suggestion for an outstanding bargain to start with is the disc by John Williams . For a broader selection of music by a cross section of classical guitar artists this "Essential Guitar" set is hard to beat.
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/11/05 07:51 AM

Thank you all for your insight. It is nice to have such a handy resource as this forum to help maximize my satisfaction when purchasing new music. I don't know how many times I have purchased CDs and found the songs were good, the performance was good, but the recording was lousy! It helps to get opinions of others who have already listened to the CDs and DVDs before buying.
Posted by: Montclair

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/11/05 03:34 PM

Interesting thread, information and recommendations on music.

It’s a bit unusual, but I sampled some traditional Japanese Taiko drums on Kodo’s “One Earth Tour Special” DVD. Those with monster subs may find the large 7 foot taiko drum in the O-daiko piece interesting. My poor Rocket subs just about bounced themselves out of the carpet spikes trying to reproduce the low frequency harmonics/resonance that is induced by the rhythmic drumming. I was wishing for an EP-600 about then. I listened to another sample by Wadaiko and found their stuff more pleasantly lyrical but not as impressive in the bass.

Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/11/05 10:17 PM

I came home before my wife and kid today, so I thew Clapton's "From the Cradle" and John Hiatt's "Crossing Muddy Waters" into the changer on random. I'm sitting in the sweet spot typing this right now as John slides his way up and down the neck on track 6, "Take it Down" -- perhaps my favorite cut on the disk.

Music is great, ain't it?
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/11/05 10:34 PM

Tonight I'm doing the 80's thing again. For the last 30 minutes or so I have been listening to Billy Squier's Greatest Hits cd.

"Everybody wants you......." Catchy
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/12/05 07:04 PM

The movie "Day After Tomorrow" happened to be on one of the HDTV movie channels this afternoon(we have it on DVD but it dosen't matter)what does matter is what happened AFTER the movie was over.

It didn't happen when all we had was the M3s; but when we put M50s into service we noticed a change in our movie viewing habits.

I'm sure the same has happened to others of Y'all......

Sittin' thru all of the credits....enjoying the music
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/12/05 07:20 PM

Bruce Springsteen "Ghost of Tom Joad"
Beck "Sea Change"
Yo Yo Ma "The New York Album"
Anita O'Day from her Mosaic Boxed Set
oz

Enjoy the music

Posted by: rcvecc

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/12/05 08:16 PM

cake-fasion nugget.....spyro-gyra-heart of the night........hatebreed-rise of brutality
Posted by: WhatFurrer

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/12/05 09:44 PM

Earth, Wind and Fire / Chicago at the Greek Theater

on INHD2.

Looks and sounds excellent!

"We are People of the Sun..."

Gonna have to record this to enjoy at another time...

WhatFurrer
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/12/05 11:18 PM

Sorry, folks, but sometimes I have to listen to something upbeat for a change...

Kylie Minogue -- Fever, Light Years, Body Language

That reminds me, I have to haul my sub out to the new house and test for vibrating heating ducts before it's too late to rip out the drywall and put a few more screws into the buzzing pipes...

Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/13/05 01:13 AM

Put your hands on the wheel
Let the golden age begin


Sea Change is an awesome album. Unfortunately, I only have it in SACD so I can't rip it to my computer/iPod and listen to it more often.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/13/05 06:14 AM

In reply to:

Sea Change is an awesome album. Unfortunately, I only have it in SACD so I can't rip it to my computer/iPod and listen to it more often.




Yeah! I think Beck is a great example of someone who has distilled all these very diverse influences and uses them to form his own very original sound. I think Moby is like that too, melting down diverse influences and putting it all together very creatively to form his original style.
I like most of Beck's stuff but I think this is definitely one of his best. Actually yesterday was the first time I heard the whole CD and I'm hooked already.
oz

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/13/05 08:49 PM

Jimmy Buffett....Son of a Son of a Sailor. Heavan for Rick tonight!!
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/13/05 11:11 PM

Lady folk are off for the weekend...means the house is all mine and volume is not an issue.

Loud LOUD guitar.

Joe Satriani
Eric Johnson

/Jack
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/16/05 10:21 AM

I did listen to something last night but not from my own speakers, but from a real, live band, in a concert at Jaxx night club in West Springfield, VA. Two of my favorite bands were playing (TOGETHER!!!, co-headlining), Edguy and Hammerfall. Engage (a local band from Virginia) and Into Eternetity supported. Great concert!! My ears are still buzzing this morning!! Here are some pics for you (especially for Metal lovers here, including NeverHappy - as one Edguy fan):


Guitar part of Edguy in action.

Vocalist Tobias Sammet of Edguy.

Edguy again..

Fists in the air...

Hammerfall in action. You can see Joacim Cans singing and Hammerfall mastermind Oscar Dronjak in guitar.

Pardon the quality of pics. Could not get a good shot among the awesome soldout crowd and in such darkness.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/16/05 11:08 PM

Tonight I'm listening to Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival

Very nice.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/17/05 09:14 PM

Tonight it has been the Blues

John Mayall and Friends "Along for the Ride"
Allamn Brothers "Hitting the Note"
Bruce Sprinsteen "The Rising"
Paul Butterfield and Better Days "Better Days"

Enjoy the Music
oz
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/17/05 10:42 PM

First it was Eric Clapton Time Pieces
then Scorpions Best of Rockers and Ballads

then onto a movie

Napoleon Dynamite
Posted by: rcvecc

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/18/05 08:24 PM

sin city-the movie....its like watching a comic book....awesome deep bass in this flick.....ill turn up the subs for the people downstairs that are getting evicted so i dont have to hear all the slaming doors and arguments...hahaha
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/18/05 11:14 PM

Nickel Creek "Nickel Creek"

Fantastic bluegrass.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/18/05 11:24 PM

Nothing. My hotel room only has a clock radio.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 01:01 AM

OOH! Analog or digital?
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 08:32 AM

You could always crank up the AM and listen to Paul Harvey.
Posted by: zambien

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 04:50 PM

Smashing pumpkins, Siamese dream. This album sounds so awesome on these M60s in direct mode. This thread rocks.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 05:50 PM

Listening to some 80's mix of mp3's: Cinderella, Ugly Kid Joe, Dokken, Tesla, etc...
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 06:58 PM

"Kingdom Hearts" on PS2.....

.....dang Grandkids....we grown-ups are gonna have to get control back.....






I really want to watch an exciting....and LOUD.....flick!!!
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 07:40 PM

SciFi Friday!

Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 07:55 PM

SciFi exactly!!

Incredible how difficult it is to pry a game controller from the hands of an eleven year old
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 08:21 PM

Spiffnme's disc... at the moment the rather interesting version of Caravan.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 09:42 PM

Took a break from the Axiom's and went to the movie theater. Saw Wedding Crashers....has to be one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. Highly recommended.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 10:32 PM

I'll second that recommendation. Good flick!

Don't know that it's really necessary to see in the theatres, though. I'd probably wait for DVD.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/05 10:34 PM

I'm going to see 40 Year Old Virgin this weekend. I can't wait.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/20/05 01:00 AM

Supertramp for me tonight.....
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/20/05 10:06 AM

For me, I'd rather see the comedies in theaters. Everybody else gets laughing during the good ones (although that can make you miss a line here or there) and the surround sound tends not to matter too much. I like to save the movies with good sound for the Axioms at home
Posted by: Montclair

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/20/05 11:11 AM

I had no idea Henry Mancini would be so much fun to listen to in Dolby PLIIx music surround mode. A bit dated sounding recording in stereo really comes alive in surround mode. Got’ta love the Pink Panther Theme and Peter Gunn.

Good idea sirquack. I’ll have to try Supertramp next.

Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 06:12 PM

Cranking up a little VH 1984 right now
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 07:30 PM

Just found out that Laurie Anderson is going to be performing in Nashville, so I'm listening to "Strange Angels". There was a period of several years when I'd drive just about anywhere to see her -- a buddy and I drove up to Philadelphia from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to see a show. Another time merited a trip to Richmond. Now I'm fortunate enough to live in a city where these kinds of shows are booked all the time.

Laurie's definitely an acquired taste, but "Strange Angels" is easily her most accessible work and it's a stunning demo disc for any speaker setup.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 07:40 PM

Mike
Here again we find some common ground. I saw Laurie back when she took the Strange Angels tour on the road. I saw her here in Atlanta at the Roxy. It was an great show. I still listen to that cd often. Never got tired of it. I suppose she is promoting a new realease? I haven't heard anything yet.
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 07:45 PM

Sade, 'Sweetist Taboo' ... SEXY!!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 07:48 PM

Oh, I forgot. Tonight I am listening to early Clapton from his Crossroads Box set.
The Pogues (rowdy celts)
Madelyn Eastman w/ Mark Murphy (jazz vocal)
Caroline Herring "Wellspring" ( Bluegrass beautiful voice)
oz

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 07:56 PM

In reply to:

Oh, I forgot. Tonight I am listening to early Clapton from his Crossroads Box set.




That's a great boxed set!

Right now it's Smashmouth...what the hey, the cd player is on random shuffle.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 08:02 PM

Rick
What no SRV? Just kidding man.
I have only heard a couple of things by Smashmouth. But I liked what I heard. One of these days I'll have to break down and pick something up. Where would one start with them?
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 08:07 PM

In reply to:

What no SRV? Just kidding man.




Not yet, but will Jimi do? 'Hey Joe' on at the moment!!

Thanks to 'Tropical Depression #12' I will be home alone tomorrow and I do believe Stevie Ray will be giving these 80's a good workout!!!

Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 09:09 PM

Eerie coincidence. I had that Hendrix song in my head earlier today. All signs point to me listening to that cd later. Weird.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 09:27 PM

Yup.....not listening to, but watching......."Katrina"

Here we go again
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 10:00 PM

The Empty Places tour (Strange Angels) was the first show of hers I saw. I had a girlfriend at the time who was a huge fan. I'd listened to "Big Science" and "Home of the Brave" and found it just odd and amusing enough that a trip to New Orleans to see her sounded perfect. Keep in mind that this was fifteen years ago, and my wild oats were still being sown. We'd brought along some party favors that Timothy Leary made popular, and I'm still not sure that I've completely recovered. Youthful exuberance...

Altered states aside, I don't think I've ever been quite as stunned by a performance, Richard Thompson's shows included. It really hadn't occurred to me that there were NO rules whatsoever. I was completely unprepared for this wisp of a woman to come out and start speaking in that spooky, electronically altered "voice of authority" and tell genuinely clever stories and sing these achingly beautiful songs, ask intelligent questions without preaching, make me laugh out loud and actually challenge me to think.

Since then I've seen her quite a few times and her performances and focus have changed pretty dramatically. Every few years she'll tour with a full-blown multimedia performance, and the tours in between are far more intimate "talks". The upcoming show in Nashville falls into the latter category. She's not supporting an album -- this is actually her "report" at the end of her tenure as NASA's first Artist in Residence. The violin and the keyboards are still part of the show, but it's mostly a spoken-word performance. The last time I saw her was in '98 at the Variety, and the format was very similar to this one. Quite frankly, I really can't wait.

Glad to know I'm not the only fan out there.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/05 10:29 PM

Johann's Keyboard Concertos...courtesy of JohnK...again.

Tower Records should send you a Christmas card, by the way.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/05 01:50 AM

Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash...

Some days you just need the introspective rockabilly...

Bren R.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/05 02:29 AM

Great idea, Jack! Maybe if I sent them links showing all their CDs that I've suggested they might even include a free CD with that Christmas card.

Tonight I'm listening to a replay of last monday's BBC Proms concert. Ravel's Alborada and Piano Concerto in G with the Shostakovich 8th Symphony after intermission.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/05 11:30 AM

In reply to:

Thanks to 'Tropical Depression #12' I will be home alone tomorrow and I do believe Stevie Ray will be giving these 80's a good workout!!!




Well it's tomorrow and Mr. Stevie Ray *is* giving the 80s a real good workout, 'Live From Austin, Texas' DVD...and it's sounding pretty good. Neighbor stopped by and was flapping her gums about something or another but I couldn't hear what she was yelling about so I shut the door on her face. Life is good being home alone on a Thursday morning.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/05 12:55 PM

Another marketing angle for Axiom speakers--Neighbor Repellant.


M80s are extra strength.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/05 07:16 PM

Ahh, that's who I left off my "concert list". Laurie Anderson's albums have to be listened to with friends for some reason -- but her concerts are always an experience. I have a lot of LPs but no CDs, have to go diving in the vinyl dumpster tonight...
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/05 08:48 PM

Here is where I'm planning on going Saturday night at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa for the Rock Never Stops Tour.

Cinderella/Ratt/Quiet Riot/Firehouse

Will bring back memories of the 80's
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/26/05 04:42 PM

Oz, looks like Laurie's going to be in Atlanta November 11th at the Ferst Center for the Arts.
Posted by: WhatFurrer

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/26/05 07:55 PM

Tonight, it is the Remastered "Brothers in Arms" by Dire Straits...

Crickets on "Ride Across the River" so life-like, you close your eyes and you are transported to sitting outside in a grass covered field at dusk.

WhatFurrer
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/30/05 03:04 PM

that sounds like it will be a fun concert Randy, not my cup of tea, but those are some of the better hair-metal as i understand it.

The last couple of nights i've been listening to some new purchases - British Sea Power, the Mark Inside (Canadian), the Dead 60s and some good ole' Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic. Unfortunately, I'm at work now and they are playing Honeymoon Suite on the radio.
Posted by: littleb

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/30/05 11:55 PM

I was listening to an old album by Joe South, entitiled Games People Play before the Charbonnay and the Michelob.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/31/05 12:45 AM

If it's all original members I would love to see Ratt.
Cinderella would also be cool. I could care less about Quiet Riot but Firehouse had a few songs I could hum along with.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 10:17 AM

Due to the tragic events taking place in N.O. and Mississippi I decide to listen to Robbie Robertson's "Storyville" his second solo effort after leaving the Band. The cd is steeped in both the music and the lore of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and home to many of the R&B masters who had been a primal influence on Robertson and the other members of the Band. I know lyrics can be translated in many ways but I was chilled when listening to the seventh track called "Shake this Town"

I see the people standing on the shore
I see the big chief standing on the shore
I ask my mama what they're crying for

I saw a black cloud hanging in the sky
I saw a big black cloud hanging in the sky
I ask my papa when will it roll by

chorus:
Come on brother we gonna shake this town
Come on sister we gonna shake this town
Come on children we gonna shake this town
Down to the ground

Can't draw no water no more
From the drinking well
Can't grow no corn out here on my land
We're at the mercy of the government man

Then I followed you, followed you, we did pray
How can you promise me, promise me
Come what may
Where you gonna turn to on judgement day

Oh we're standing on the edge of the world
Oh we're standing out here
On the edge of the world

Repeat Chorus:

That's the story

That last line "That's the story" is part of the song not my comment. I got goose bumps when it came on. My heart goes out these people. I think the government was a little slow to react. I feel drinking water could have been air dropped in. I mean they did that at Woodstock for crying out loud. But I am heartened to see things are moving a little faster and momemtum is picking up.
oz







Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 04:56 PM

Stayed home from work today, enjoying my music DVD of Diana Krall, Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival.


Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 06:02 PM

Randy,
Speaking of Diana Krall; my wife was on Vancouver Island for a business meeting this week and who should be sitting next to her in the restaurant: Diana Krall & Elvis Costello. Robin (my wife) gave them their space however after dinner they became quite chatty with my wife and her business associates. Sounded like a fun time but my wife forgot the autographs!!!!!
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 06:09 PM

The other nite, I fired up iTunes on my Mac Mini and listened to Leela James. LOVE HER! The Mini is connected to my receiver via USB and the M22's are powered by a tube amp. (Yes, blasphemous mix of digital and analog, but it sounds fantastic to me.) Also finally gave my new (used) Project turntable a spin w/ In Flight by George Benson.

I love this bluesy track, A Change is Gonna Come:

Leela James

Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 06:46 PM

Ya know, I have that George Benson "In Flight" on vinyl somewhere.... Just have to find the damn record!!!!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 07:42 PM

Tonight its the new 30 seconds to mars - a beautiful lie.

If you like that type of music its a fantastic album.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 08:52 PM

Wow Shaun, that would be awesome to see her up close like that, I'm still not sure what she sees in Elvis
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 09:12 PM

Shaun, I've been trying to come up with a comment on your wife spending some time with Diana Krall, but I can't stop crying.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 09:15 PM

Maybe your wifes company needs someone else to cover that territory, I have a lot of sales experience, besides I'm tired of sitting at a desk and providing technical support at my current job
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/05 11:06 PM

Right now I'm listening to dmn23's mix, Neverhappy's mix, Gillian Welch, Bach, and Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea performing Mozart.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 12:16 AM

Strangely, I'd be more interested in talking to Elvis Costello than Diana Krall, however, she IS easier on the eyes.

Bren R.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 10:02 AM

Just got done listnin' to some old Chet Atkins on my dining room system.......

When I was younger; back in the 50s, I started buying a few, like 17, Chet Atkins albums on 33 anna third. I listened to most of them on my new "Stereo", A Motorola box with speakers that swung out like elephant ears. I was very used to what they sounded like as I spent countless hours listening to what was then my most favoritest guitarist in the whole wide world, followed closely by the "Ventures"

Times change and Chets recordings spent many years in the closet of my old room at my parents house. We moved around and they eventually caught up with us during the early days of CDs when we had no way to listen to them. They eventually died in storage and became part of a 250 lb.lump of vinyl and mushy cardboard.

A few months ago my daughter surprized me with a bunch of Chets numbers on a couple of CDs for Fathers Day. Very CoolMost of the peices I knew very well from about %*#@ years ago.

I played them a couple times on the main listening system with M50s and a sub, and thought "remastered for CD"!! They sounded like Chet was in the livingroom right between me and the TV, it really sounded good! But "different" and not as comfortable, something was just not right

Now to the point....

This morning while Granny and the kids were watching something on TV, I decided to give a listen to ol' Chet.
Woah!!....Sounded the same as I remembered it back in 1959!! My dining room system has Brand X speakers, 5 anna guarter drivers and tweets, well reviewed, but not up to the current household standards, and no sub. But they sound much closer to what I remember from years ago on those dime store swing-out speakers, and therefore the cheap speakers sound "Right"!!
Crazy, huh?!


Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 01:47 PM

Jack,
The funny thing is, my wife said that Diana Krall did not have a stitch of make-up on, her hair was stringy and looked just 'average'. A lot of those photos you see are obviously touched-up. Elvis looked his usual scruffy self. Sounds like they were very friendly, down to earth people. I am still pissed at my wife for not getting their autographs however those things are not important to her.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 02:17 PM

In reply to:

Diana Krall did not have a stitch of make-up on, her hair was stringy and looked just 'average'. A lot of those photos you see are obviously touched-up.


I wouldn't mind. Anybody who makes music as wonderful as she does would look beautiful to me, regardless. I've seen her concert DVDs which aren't touched up. She looked good to me!
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 02:35 PM

Well Jack, it's not a theory, but it is an observation.....(of one)

When I was a boy; I found girls attractive.

When I was a young man: I found young ladies from 18 thru 30 attractive.

As I went thru middle age, I found gals from 18 thru 45 most attractive indeed!

Now....If she has good poise in her walker, she has my attention
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 02:46 PM

LOL! I know EXACTLY what you mean!
Posted by: warfer21

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 06:00 PM

I spent all week in Winnipeg (of course the weather gets nice when I leave) I dropped my kid off for university.
Set up her res, courses, internet, phone, books, etc...
along with everything else in the world right now, some zoned-out meditation is in order.

so a little serenity now with, Rush "Power Windows" and "Force Ten" followed by the new Our Lady Peace album

also my medicine in the form of a few rum's
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 08:17 PM

Reminds me of an old anecdote attributed to George Burns. The conversation apparently went something like this:

"George, you know, you're an old man. Are you really sure it's appropriate to be running around with these 21 year old girls?"

"Well, I liked 'em when I was 21. Why shouldn't I like them now?"


Posted by: littleb

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 08:23 PM

Have you been watching the Caddyshack marathon again?
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 08:34 PM

Well guys.....George Burns was one of my favorites when I was a kid. But........

......I'm embarassed to admit that I've only seen a little part of only one of the "Caddy Shacks" And that may be attributable to having been a caddy for a short time when I was in high school....I was(and am at 5'6")quite small and some of those golf bags were quite large....and HEAVY towards the end of 18 holes

But yeah, no question about it; one advantage to getting old is how many more pretty gals there are.....right now a good 40 years worth, more than when I was a kid

And come to think about it a moment; I'd probably look at Gracie a little more fondly now too


Posted by: littleb

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 08:54 PM

I'm a little suprised by this. Back in the day, when I was in junior high, I became aware that I had an attraction to 30-40 year old ladies. I hold mature, well kept women in high esteem. Since those days, I have acquired a healthy respect for 20 somethings, so my respect has expanded to include a wide swathe of the lovelies. I tend to draw the line when their hair turns blue, though. Did this thread once have something to do with music?
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/05 09:00 PM

Uh......I think there was something on topic back there somewhere.....but at my age you tend to...uh....


These days; blue can be cool too
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/04/05 02:29 AM

Well, hell, should have said you were in the 'Peg all weekend, Warfer (and that goes for anyone travelling through)... could have at least extended some hospitality your way!

Bren R.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/05/05 05:01 PM

Listening to some Billy Joel right now.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/05/05 05:40 PM

John Mayer's 'Heavier Things' cd. It's OK, seems to me like all of his music sounds too similar, wife really likes him though.
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/06/05 01:39 PM

Jurassic Park III. Good sub material.

Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/06/05 10:23 PM

Tonight it was "The Incredibles" The kids love it and so do Granny and I.

It even has a fun sound track, and that makes it all the more fun
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/07/05 09:18 PM


Just got done listening to Josh Groban, Live at the Greek.Before that a little bit of the Scorpions, Savage Amusement.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/07/05 09:42 PM

Ahhhh the Scorps, good stuff I have their "Savage Amusement" and "Best of Rockers and Ballads" CD's. Reminds me of my partying college days...
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/07/05 10:15 PM

BBC Proms...including coughs in the audience.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/07/05 10:35 PM

JohnK,

If I might impose upon you again...I need (several if possible) examples of well recorded Timpani concertos to help me settle a spirited debate with a dear friend about whether or not percussion in the classical genre is "lazy, at best" (her words). I have talked about having experienced kettle Nirvana live to the point of exhaustion and not made a dent and was hoping that you had some suggestions which would force this Show Me State lass eat a helping heaping of crow.

/Jack

Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/08/05 01:38 AM

Yeah, Jack, but despite the mediocre sound quality(for the music; the coughs are hifi)I'm happy to be able to hear the world's biggest music festival. If you didn't listen to last saturday's program, it would be worthwhile to punch it up. An orchestra of Juilliard and Royal Academy students with Colin Davis did an okay Vaughn-Williams 6th and a surprisingly good Symphonie Fantastique. Possibly the young players inspired Sir Colin into a more energetic than usual interpretation.

As to timpani concertos, you have me pretty much stumped as to personal knowledge. Although in the thousand or so CDs I have there're of course passages featuring timps(e.g. Beethoven's 9th, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Symphonie Fantastique), there's not a timpani concerto to be heard. Checking a bit, there's this review of a likely suspect. Listened to some samples here which didn't have me rushing for my credit card, but there aren't many timp collections available.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/05 12:53 AM

Indeed, the coughs are appropriately phlegmy, the sneezes are realistically wet. The M80s are so accurate in their reproduction that I am convinced the gentleman five rows in front of me really does suffer from tuberculosis.

I was actually fortunate enough to see some of the Proms spectacle when I was in the UK in 1992...my tiny mind was boggled at the level of musicianship it was surrounded by. I hope to be fortunate enough to see (hear) it again one day. In the meantime, the NPR broadcasts make me quite happy.

I ran across the Druschetzky example during my initial search for ammunition. I, like you, was none to impressed. It doesn’t really have the ‘punch’ I was looking for and have heard live on more than one occasion.

I appreciate the effort on my behalf.

So, do you think the percussionists get their moment live every once in a while and never get recorded?

Also, would you be willing to share with me a good recipe for crow? It appears I shall be the one dining…:-)

Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/05 01:05 AM

My before stated favorite Canadian Irish lass Loreena.

Fabulous voice.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/05 01:20 AM

Jack, I'd forgotten that there was some Proms coverage on NPR. My "mediocre sound" comment and suggestion to "punch up" last saturday's concert referred to the streaming online coverage which is available live and for listening again for seven days more.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/05 01:24 AM

*laugh*

I was trying to be witty, not confrontational (and obviously poorly). Nothing meant.

Am curious about your opinion on the "lazy" percussionists...
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/05 01:40 AM

No, nothing confrontational imagined; since I am listening to the Proms online I assumed that you were too, so I linked their site just in case you weren't aware that it was available.

I wonder if by "lazy" she means the relative infrequency of playing or the style of play when the timp appears in the score. There are vigorous but brief contributions(e.g. the four beats near the beginning of Uranus in The Planets)and longer passages in those rare timpani concertos. In any case, they play 'em like they wrote 'em and get paid just the same.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/10/05 02:30 PM

Yes - Keys to Ascension (DVD)
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/10/05 09:18 PM

Tonight it's the Cartoon Network, and the only Phantoms aren't animated!

I was listening to tunes on the Cable music channels while the kids were outside, and was out of the room when they came in, and asked if they could watch cartoons.

So the kids just changed the channel....I wandered back in and sat down with them for a moment and was amazed at how good cartoons sound these days

Hey....where's the surroundHey...it's still on stereo

The M50s sound great in the phantom mode!!(I knew they did for music, but haden't tried them in phantom for center duties)

I have an assemetrical listening room....wonder if the TV(65" Mits)can handle the weight of an M50 on its' side for a quick center channel audition
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/10/05 09:39 PM

David Bowie - A Reality Tour followed by Led Zeppelin...
(The wife is out)
Posted by: SpockTheater

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/10/05 11:14 PM

Right now it's Genesis Archives Vol. 1 and next is Sufjan Stevens' Come on Feel the Illinoise.

A friend of mine let me borrow Illinoise and I'm blown away by the songwriting. The only way to describe this guy is a touch of folk with big wind ensemble and choral arrangements. Definitely check him out.
Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/11/05 01:20 AM

no music tonight, but i did just get done listening to UT get a hard earned win over ohio state.

and it sounded good!!!

bigjohn
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/11/05 06:46 AM

I'm NOT speaking to you ever again, John. Oh the pain!
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/11/05 07:41 AM

Ah....the good ol' days with Bo at the helm.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/11/05 02:39 PM

Mike Gordon/Leo Kottke 'Sixty Six Steps'...really good music!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/11/05 10:15 PM

Pink Floyd "Animals"
Mike Scott (of the Waterboys)"Still Burning"
Little Feat "Raw Tomatoes"
Danny Gatton 88 Elmira St."
Paul Butterfield "Better Days"

Then I watched Agassi loose to Federer. Heartbreaking.
oz
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/11/05 10:25 PM

I agree, I was really hoping Agassi would pull it out, at age 35
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/11/05 10:58 PM

I admit, I was rooting for Agassi as well. I just hope he sticks around a bit longer. He needs one more championship before he goes.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/11/05 11:02 PM

Tangerine Dream - "Rubycon"
Tangerine Dream - "Phaedra"
Mike Oldfield - "Tubular Bells"
Synergy (Larry Fast) - "Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra"
Klaus Schultze - "Moondawn", I think (can't read my writing)
Jean Michel Jarre -- "Oxygene"

I have to go back to work on Monday, going to chill as long as I possibly can
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/12/05 10:12 PM

Sweet
Posted by: darren700

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 03:03 PM

some good old megadeath, wow i cant beleive how good megadeth sounds on my axioms, and i love the punch from the drums on my stf-2, actually reminds me of metallica
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 03:13 PM

Which album? You can't beat Rust In Peace. Or if you can, I want to know so I can grab that album!
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 03:26 PM

In reply to:

actually reminds me of metallica




I think Dave Mustaine wants to beat you up now.
Posted by: darren700

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 03:30 PM

i was listening too countdown to extinction and cryptic writing, will listen to rust in peace tommorrow, i gotta leave for work in a couple minutes,

Edit: i understand that Dave Mustaine comment now, after googling it, didnt know he used to be metallica's guitarist... intersting

Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 03:30 PM

Did you see Some Kind of Monster? He was/is still pissed ...after 20 years!

I'd watch my back...
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 03:32 PM

Well, as long as you don't listen to Risk, you should be safe. Man, people dumped on Metallica for Load, but at least that was good music, even if it wasn't Metallica! Risk... now that's weird stuff.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 03:49 PM

Hell, man, the producers knew it was a crappy album. They put a big fat warning on the cover, too. It just happens to double as the title.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 08:18 PM

Was playing some Black Crowes " Shake Your Money Maker " then switched to the Beatles " # 1 ".I haven't listen to the Beatles in so long I darn near forgot just how good they were .
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 08:55 PM

Picked up a couple of really good (IMO) just recently released CDs yesterday, Bonnie Raitt's 'Souls Alike' and the North Mississippi Allstars 'Electric Blue Watermelon'.

Bonnie Raitt 'Souls Alike' this evening ... Good stuff!
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 10:42 PM

yeah, good documentary!!!! Metallica rules until Black Album, after that, I don't know what happened. Dave Mustain is a looser, that's all I can say for him after the great chance he had with very early Metallica, and was not able to keep it. By the way, I don't like any of Megadeth, except for "Youthanasia" perhaps.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/13/05 11:34 PM

Just got BrenR's disk in the mail, I like a lot of this stuff. Some is a little to punk for me, but I still like it a lot. I especially got a kick out of Mickey Desadist's "Scum F**k Tradition" based on a favorite Hank Williams Jr. song, funny as $hit

Thanks a bunch BrenR for sending me your mix...I also liked some of the harder stuff a lot
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/14/05 12:13 AM

Uh, "Scum F*** Tradition" is a G.G. Allin cover...

This was G.G.
This was Hank Jr.

Bren R.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/14/05 12:28 AM

oh, I just figured it was based on Hank's "Family Tradition" song as many of the versus were identical, oh well
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/14/05 01:54 AM

Are they?

I stand corrected... so the lineage is G.G.'s cover is a modified version of Hank Jr.'s and Mickey's is a modified version of that.

Bren R.
Posted by: Rebulx

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/14/05 08:50 AM

What is the greatest SACD out there? Finally have my system all hooked up and calibrated. I am now looking for a killer demo CD.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/14/05 09:35 AM

Reblux, I just picked up the Dianna Krall DVD-A 'Love Scenes' and was very impressed, the SACD should be equally as good.

I've heard that Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' SACD is killer.
Posted by: Zarak

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/14/05 10:52 AM

DSOTM is the way to go if you are looking for one as a demo. Put on the beginning of time and the clocks are just all around you.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/14/05 11:43 AM

I think Diana Krall's SACDs are the best mixed and mastered I've heard. If you can stand old standards done in a jazzy style, go with her "When I Look In Your Eyes". If you want something a little more modern and hipper, try her "The Girl In The Other Room." You can sample some of the songs on these SACDs at the linked web site. Be sure to check around to see if you can find better prices.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/15/05 11:08 PM

I think Krall's appeal has something to do with chromosomes. My wife oft’ time (loudly) points out that her range is very narrow, and that she is cute but not stunning.

All I know is the first time I saw her perform live I knew she was singing directly to me. Now I own every album of music she has offered for sale.

No really, she was singing to me...honestly…I’m not kidding

Stop laughing.

Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/15/05 11:11 PM

I'm really wanting to peel a grape right now.

Or buy a smokey blonde a Mercedes.

Why does my wife hate her? I don't get it...
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/15/05 11:19 PM

In reply to:

I think Krall's appeal has something to do with chromosomes.


Well, there IS that, too. . I don't think of her as having a great voice or a particularly great range. In fact, she has a couple of vocal traits that trained vocalists frown upon (I'll not reveal them because the last time I did, I angered a guy who complained that being aware of them drove him nuts.)

But, I DO think she is an excellent song stylist, a very competent jazz pianist, has a great group of musicians backing her, and, as mentioned before, has a superb mixer (Al Schmitt). When I listen to her SACDs, I SWEAR I could just reach out and touch her (I'm leaving a LOT of messy fingerprints on my TV screen ). The whole package adds up to "very tasty."
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/15/05 11:29 PM

Wife reading over shoulder.

Diana playing too loud.

Wife stomping up stairs.

Jack is showing his intelligence yet again.

*sigh*
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/16/05 11:21 PM

Currently: Dire Straits, On Every Street. Sounds very good on the Axioms, track 4 for a very real blues mood.
Posted by: Rik

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/17/05 04:22 AM

"The Other Side" by Godsmack in SACD
"Sunrise Over Sea" by The John Butler Trio
and Days Of The New self titled CD
...I sure do love me sum acoustic rock.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/20/05 11:57 PM

Fleetwood Mac tonight...
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/21/05 12:01 AM

Bach, Mozart, Bach, Bach, Mozart.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/21/05 01:19 AM

Elvis Costello... Spike.

Somehow I got "Tramp the Dirt Down" stuck in my head today.

Bren R.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/21/05 02:32 AM

Nothing! My wife is stuck on the couch watching ER reruns. Please, just shoot me. In her defense, she's very pregnant.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/21/05 11:32 AM

Quote pmbuko: "...Just Shoot Me."

I miss that show.

Did anyone catch "The Office" last night? I am definitely a fan, loved it.


Posted by: leaf

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/22/05 08:55 PM

Bowie Honky dory
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Al Stewart Past present future

In direct mode the image is excellent w/2805 denon
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/22/05 10:40 PM

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Beyond the Beginning (DVD)
Has the complete California Jam Concert!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 01:07 AM

I went with Postal Service because I couldn't get the songs out of my head after seeing the commercials featuring the music (strangely I can't remember what the ads were for). Then it was Tanya Donnely's "Whiskey Tango Ghosts"--she is one of my favorite female singers.
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 08:16 AM

Led Zeppelin -- "How the West Was Won". Three discs culled together from two nights in L.A. and Long Beach in 1972. Like many people I know, I burned out on a lot of the stuff I grew up with long ago. If you've forgotten why you like Zep, I highly recommend this disc. It's every single stupid, overblown, pompous, thunderous and thrilling thing about this band all rolled into one easy purchase. It starts off with a blistering version of "The Immigrant Song" and just gets sillier from there.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 11:50 AM

Re: Led Zeppelin -- "How the West Was Won".
I bought that package the same time as the DVD set. One thing about these Zep packages is Jimmy Page improvises some of the guitar parts to give the songs a different sound/feel which is a lot better than just playing the song as it was recorded!
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 12:06 PM

Page is a tremendously sloppy player, but the punch behind it makes it very exciting to listen to.

What's your take on the DVD? I've read some mixed things and I'd be interested to hear a first hand account.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 01:21 PM

Mike,
You hit the nail on the head! Page is really sloppy, but it makes for an interesting sound. The first time I listened to these live versions, I thought they were a little different!
The DVD is a must have if you are a Zep fan. The audio and video is stunning. The first disc is a concert at the Royal Albert Hall (1970). You will be amazed at how good they were this early in their careers. The second disc is the concerts at Madison Square Garden (1973), Earls Court (1975) and Knebworth (1979). There is over 230 minutes of concert footage plus another 1 1/2 hours of extra material.
You can read the reviews on Amazon.com, but do yourself a favor and get a copy. You won't be dissapointed.
Cheers,
Shaun
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 06:42 PM

Pink Martini and Bebel Gilberto. Just picked up both Pink Martini cd's (I'd been listening to a ripped copy of their first) and also picked up Bebel's self titled cd, as well as a cd of remixes of that same cd.

Good stuff.



Posted by: BlueStater

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 07:24 PM

The Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense" DVD followed by a marathon Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" boxed set session. Unless the wife and her friends come home early and tipsy, in which case it will be the Rolling Stones and bad '80's club music (which at least has lots of bass, I guess).
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 07:44 PM

Richard Thompson - "Grizzly Man". This is the soundtrack to the Werner Herzog film about Timothy Treadwell. Just got it in the mail today, and so far it's amazing.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 07:50 PM

I love the most recent Pink Martini CD. A couple tracks are mastered a tinge hot, though. It's only really noticeable at high volumes, though.
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/23/05 11:13 PM

Pink Martini??!! I thought my fiance was the only one to listen to them. She actually made me go to a live concert of them here in DC a few months ago.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/24/05 11:11 AM

Its been a perfect day for JJ Cales Greatest Hits and Keb Mo "Keb Mo".
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/24/05 12:40 PM

Roger surprised me with tickets to see them at the Hollywood Bowl for my birthday!

Fantastic!!!


Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/24/05 11:33 PM

Mark Knopflers "Sailing to Philidelphia"
LOVE this CD
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/25/05 08:09 PM

Just got done listening to Bryan Lee, Live and Dangerous.I had never heard of him before and took a chance on buying it.Well it seems that it paid off well .
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/25/05 08:28 PM

Peter Gabriel - Growing Up Live (DVD)
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/25/05 08:35 PM

Joe Walsh tonight, 'Greatest Hits'....'Life's Been Good'.

I remember a radio DJ interviewing Joe Walsh a while back and whenever Joe was asked about touring with um, hmmm I can't remember who the band was, was back in the 70's. Anyway Joe was talking about the tour and not remembering anything due to a 'clouded' head during the time period but knew he *must* have done the tour because he has seen the tour posters and T-shirts....cracked me up.

Back to your locally scheduled program.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/25/05 09:08 PM

In reply to:

whenever Joe was asked about touring with um, hmmm I can't remember who the band was, was back in the 70's.


The James Gang. Joe and his many bands played around Kent State where I went to school. Many years ago, I knew all the guys in the James Gang EXCEPT Joe.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/25/05 10:07 PM

I like your taste Bob
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/26/05 04:21 PM

I agree with you on Sailing to Philadelphia, fantastic stuff. Ragpickers Dream is also great. You really cant go wrong with anything from Knopler / Dire Straits on the Axioms.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/26/05 07:27 PM

Just finished up David & David's 'Boomtown' ... great CD (imo) and now we're on The Jerry Garcia Band 'After Midnight' Kean College, 2/28/80.

A good way to start off the week.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/26/05 07:33 PM

Has anyone listened to DS Brothers in Arms SACD?
If so what do ya think?
I've started to order it several times, but I have never seen any comments on it.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/27/05 12:33 PM

I have, and I think it is fantastic. A very good multichannel mix. I also have the SACD version, but I have read there is a dual-disc dvd version now as well that seems to have great audio quality, but there is some bonus video footage.

Just thought I'd mention that in case you prefer it.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/27/05 10:32 PM

Tonight it's another band most probably won't of heard about..........Rumbledog from there self titled debut.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/28/05 05:00 PM

I'll join in on the "betcha never heard of em before" then NH, i'm going to be listening to some Black Mountain tonight. They are playing in S'toon on Wednesday and I planned on catching them live. Also some Arcade Fire i would imagine, they are playing on Sunday, though i couldn't get tickets. Sold out.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/28/05 06:14 PM

A couple of blues-men's new tunes made it to my player this afternoon ... Buddy Guy 'Bring 'Em In' and Robert Cray's 'Twenty'.
These two gentlemen just keep getting better with age.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/28/05 07:45 PM

Had off from work today. Watched / listened to Annie Lennox Live in Central Park DVD. Very nice! What a voice!
After that I listened to Duke Ellington and then Blue Mitchell from their Mosaic Boxed sets. Good stuff.
oz
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/28/05 09:09 PM

Scott, Arcade Fire's "Funeral" is really good, as I'm sure you know. Too bad the show was sold out. I think I'll put them on my playlist for tonight.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/29/05 11:43 AM

Sean, it was a little surprising that they sold out that quickly. I didn't realize they were that popular already. They sold out in only a couple of days, which is dissapointing because there are other larger venues they could be playing.

I actually changed my play list a little last night - made a stop by the music store and picked up the new Death Cab and Constantines discs as well as a Black Mountain disc that was pretty cheap. A very enjoyable evening.
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/30/05 07:58 AM

Last night it was Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Great Summit. The recording was surprisingly good for 1961. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Posted by: DJ_Stunna

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/30/05 09:09 AM

Last night was Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company and Eric Clapton - From the Cradle for me.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/30/05 05:19 PM

Just got done watching/listening to my Diana Krall "Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival" DVD Since I'm in a transition of moving my speakers down to the new HT area, I don't have the 4 Qs8's hooked up, so I listened to it in 2 channel/plus the sub.

It sounded SOOOOO Amazing. I really truely love my Axioms.

Sirquackem



60s 150 350 4-Qs8's
Denon 2805
Sanyo Z2 Projector
Panasonic S97s DVD
Prismasonic Anamorphic Lens
2.35 DIY screen 10ft wide
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/30/05 07:52 PM

Will
Two great choices there. I can't seem to get enough of Genius Loves Company. I am so glad they had the foresite to put this thing together before his death. I have heard that they have come out with a box set of his complete Atlantic recordings. I have the earlier 3 disc set of his Atlantic recordings and would highly recommend it if you don't have it already. The new set is much more material. I forget how many cd's it is, but I have heard people say it is also a very nice package.
oz
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/30/05 09:02 PM


It was Scott Holt, Stanley Clark and Tracy Chapman tonight.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/30/05 09:59 PM

In reply to:

It was Scott Holt, Stanley Clark and Tracy Chapman tonight.




I'm going to have to check out Scott Holt! I haven't listened to any music tonight, visited the neighbors and gossiped.....boring!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/30/05 10:02 PM


Knowing what you like as far as music goes it is a safe bet you will really like him.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/05 03:18 PM

Eric Clapton - Live on Tour 2001- One More Car, One More Rider (DVD)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/02/05 12:48 PM

In reply to:

I actually changed my play list a little last night - made a stop by the music store and picked up the new Death Cab and Constantines discs as well as a Black Mountain disc that was pretty cheap. A very enjoyable evening.




The new Death Cab album is not as instantly catchy as "Transatlanticism," but it's stll pretty good. Took me a couple of listens to appreciate it.

I don't think I've heard anything by the Constantines. Heading out to the mall today, probably check them out.
Posted by: varkha

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/03/05 12:59 AM

John Pizzarelli The Rare Delight of You SACD. Excellent 5.1 mix. Very transparent and airy. No gimmicks with surround, just honest jazz.
The Rare Delight of You

Dire Straits 20 anniversary Brothers in Arms was also great.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/03/05 07:11 PM

I'm going back to old school, Eric Clapton's '461 Ocean Boulevard' is being played at the moment a far departure from Reverend Horton Heat's 'Revival' played a little earlier.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/03/05 07:19 PM

"a far departure from Reverend Horton Heat's 'Revival' played a little earlier. "

Ya think?!?!

I saw the Reverend recently, and I think most anything is a far departure from his music. I love it though.


















Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/03/05 07:30 PM

So far tonight I have had Trapt and Disturbed on.I think it's time for something a tad more mellow for this old man .
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/03/05 08:33 PM

My 13 month old son screaming in his crib, be back later
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/03/05 08:44 PM


I just had on some SRV, now it is " A Tribute to SRV ".
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/03/05 11:06 PM

Pink Floyd (Dark Side of The Moon). Picked up the 30th anniversary SACD version. Even though I do not have a sacd/dvd player, this disc sounds fantastic! The mix is unreal.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 09:43 PM

In reply to:

Pink Floyd (Dark Side of The Moon). Picked up the 30th anniversary SACD version. Even though I do not have a sacd/dvd player, this disc sounds fantastic! The mix is unreal.




The DSOTM SACD is quite a piece of work, isn't it! I really love listening to 'Money'.

Right now it's Allman Brothers 'Eat A Peach', reminds me of whenever I first enlisted in the Army back in 197......uh, never mind.





Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:35 PM

Tonight I listened to...
The Beatles Rubber Soul
Beat the Retreat A Tribute to Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson Front Parlor Ballads
Richard Thompson Grizzly Man
Coleman Hawkins The Genius of C.H.
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:36 PM

Oh what the heck Rick , I'll keep the thread alive on this Wednesday night.
Finished up the Allmans and now it's Govt Mule 'Deja Vodoo'...I'm taking a gamble that it's going to rain a bundle in south Florida tomorrow and I'll only need to get my carcass out of bed at 3:45 on the A.M. to check the radar, if the radar looks good I'm screwed.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:37 PM

LOL, sorry Oz. I was beginning to think that I was the only person listening to music tonight!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:43 PM

S & G Concert in Central Park

"Like a Bridge over Troubled Water....."
Posted by: Amie

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:43 PM

High School
High Schoooool Confidential . . .

(I can't help it! I'm also brushing up on early 90s tunes for the ole' reunion.)
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:45 PM

90's tunes? Man I must be getting old, it was 80's for me at my recent 20th....
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:52 PM

No problem Rick! I have been so engrossed I almost forgot to check the boards.Wednesday nights a bad tv night so the family lets me own the room. I think only another week or two and the tv and listening rooms will be seperated. Yeah! I'll be able to listen to my music every night.
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:55 PM

In reply to:

(I can't help it! I'm also brushing up on early 90s tunes for the ole' reunion.)




Did you say 90's, as in 1990's??

Oh my gosh, now I really feel old....as in 1890's.

Have fun Amie!

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/05/05 10:57 PM

Hey Oz, I did get a chance to see a little bit of Richard Thompson on a various DVD. Sounded pretty good to me.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/06/05 05:38 AM

Rick
That's a start. Now if you ever get the chance to see him
live, go for it. For someone who appreciates the guitar greats like Stevie, and Duane and some of the other people I have seen you post about liking, he is a no brainer. The nice thing is he usuallly plays smaller venues. I'm seeing him Nov 4th. I can't wait.
oz

Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/06/05 09:07 AM

Oz, what do you think about the Grizzly Man stuff? I haven't been able to pull it out of my CD player since I got it. Besides the fact that it's Richard doing only instrumentals (pretty close to a perfect CD already, just on paper), it sounds absolutely incredible through my Axioms.

Haven't listened to Beat the Retreat in quite a while, but I've got a couple of mixed CDs with Bonnie Raitt's version of "When the Spell is Broken". She does a lovely job on that, IMHO.

Do you own or have you heard "The World is a Wonderful Place"? For the most part I'm not really crazy about a lot of the versions on there, but the title song is worth the purchase price alone. Previously unreleased R&L circa early 70's, and it's not even listed on the CD track list. Good stuff.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/06/05 03:38 PM

Hey Mike
I really like the Grizzly Man cd. I would really like to see the movie to put it in context a bit. I have heard other people say that they think of Thompson and Knopfler as similar. As far as guitar technique and vocal style. I myself never saw the similarities. I think Thompson is drawing from a much larger creative pool. Now before I get scorching posts from Brey and some of the other Mark Knopfler fans let me say I love his work both solo and with Dire Straits. I just think Richard can play virtually any style and this adds to his diversity and his ability to keep me interested for so many years. That said I do see some similarities on the Grizzly CD. This is probably because it is a sound track and Knopfler has done so much of that kind of work.

There is another cd of just instrumental stuff that Richard has done that is out of print. If you don't already have it keep you eyes out for Strict Tempo. This is a cd of traditional folk, jigs and reels. He has minimal accompaniment and he plays a variety of stringed instruments. It is really nice. Unfortunately I have not heard the Grizzly Man on the Axioms. I have only listened to it at work through some old Pioneer 3 ways and in the bedroom through my 901's.

I have not heard The World is a Beautiful Place. I would probably pick it up if I stumbled across it in the used bins. I like the Beat the Retreat CD quite a bit.
I love cranking it up in the car. It would be a good one For Amie's "What CD do you like to kick off the weekend with" thread. Most if not all off the cover’s due Richard's music proud. I have had this CD for years and never tire of it.
Bonnie's version of when the spell is broken is outstanding. I would love to be at a concert and see one or the other invite the other one onto the stage and do a real guitar workout. I think Bonnie is really a very under rated slide guitarist. People only think of her as the voice. After all she had to have picked something up from Lowell George in those early years.
Enjoy the music!
oz

Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/06/05 04:33 PM

In reply to:

I myself never saw the similarities. I think Thompson is drawing from a much larger creative pool.



Agreed. I'm a tremendous fan of Knopfler as well. Making Movies and Sailing to Philadelphia would probably be somewhere on my desert island discs list. But the thing about Richard is that he's pulling ideas from musical places that are pretty alien in western pop music.

Pick your standard guitar god -- Clapton, Page, Beck, Knopfler, Vaughn, whoever -- they're all drawing from a foundation that's primarily blues-based. It might be a fancier version of Chuck Berry or Robert Johnson or Son House, but it's basically hopped up blues. When Richard takes a solo there are so many elements that just don't make sense to the casual ear because they're unfamiliar. I've played guitar since I was nine, and I can't count the number of times I've heard him slip a lick in a song that makes me go, "What the #$@ was that?" Very often it's atonal and it seems like he's backing himself into a corner but he consistently finds thrilling ways through a song. You've seen him enough to catch one of those solos. Heck, they're far more frequent than you'd think was possible. I can't count the times where I would have been less impressed had he started to fire laser beams from his eyeballs and begun to levitate on stage.

I do have Strict Tempo, by the way. The only one I don't have is First Light and that's just because I think it's his weakest album by far -- a genuine anomaly in his catalogue.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/06/05 08:27 PM

Explained as only another musician could. Very accurate Mike. I have seen and heard that many times. You mention atonal... I love jazz for that same reason. There was someone, I think it was on this board, that described different music as if it was food types and how they are consumed and digested. I can't remember who it was but it was very good. Can anyone here help me on this? Richard's music is not always easily digested or accessible. But when you get it, it can nurture and sustain and always stands the test of time.
oz
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/06/05 09:53 PM

Happily dancing about Buda and Pest with young master Johannes.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 05:43 PM

Jeff Buckley (Grace), Robert Plant (Mighty Rearranger) & The Rolling Stones (Some Girls)
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 06:18 PM

Wrapped up 'Electric Blue Watermelon' by the North Mississippi Allstars a few minutes ago and right now it's Stevie Ray's 'In Step'...Lucinda Williams 'Car Wheels On A Gravel' is next up from the bullpen.

Can 'yall tell I'm a Bud Light kind of guy?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 07:16 PM

No wonder we don't see you in the beer thread.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 07:35 PM

LOL Peter, maybe it's because I'm afraid to drink something I simply cannot pronounce, or maybe I'm just way too simplistic!

Actually I have been known to take a step on the wild side and down a Corona or two....with a slice of lime of course. Tell me that ain't stepping out on a limb!
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 09:07 PM

I just picked up the new Nickelback cd. Great stuff!!!!! I actually played it once and then played it again. Yeah it's that good!
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 09:28 PM

One more thing for those of you who are going to pick up this CD. Make sure you listen to "Side of A Bullet' first as it features the late great Dimebag Darrell from Pantera on guitar!

In reply to:

"How could you take his life away (What made you think you had the right?)/ How could you be so full of hate (To take away somebody's life?)/ When I heard you let him die and leave the world, I wondered why/ I sat and home and on my own, I cried alone and scratched your name in the side of a bullet."






Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 09:55 PM

Just watched a couple tracks of Rush in Rio. Great stuff. Although I see where the dissenters are coming from-you can hear the crowd singing along more than you can hear Geddy!

Also kind of nice to give the system a real 5.1 workout. Wow! Guess I don't have the DTS:Neo6 quite dialed in right...
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 09:58 PM


I have been considering that cd.I might just have to run out and get it, I'll check with the kids first to see if either one already has it.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 10:59 PM

Aerosmith - You Gotta Move (DVD)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/05 11:04 PM

My entire MP3/AAC collection, on random.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/08/05 12:20 AM

I just moved on to another new disc, Trapt's - Someone In Control cd. Like Nickelback, a very, very good cd and the mastering is excellent.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/08/05 01:27 AM

I'm listening to "2% jazz; 98% funk stuff! ...good going"
--My first name is Maceo (Maceo Parker)

Also, not many people had mention this DVD and I think it's one of the best sounding DVDs out there:
--Lyle Lovett,Soundstage

~Jaime


Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/08/05 02:09 AM

I'm gonna have to check out that Lyle Lovett DVD. I was surprised to find that I enjoy his stuff; it's not typical country.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/09/05 12:20 AM

Lyle Lovett? Everytime I hear his name now I think of Julia Roberts, what was she thinking

Anyway, back on topic, tonight it is a little BTO "You ain't seen nothing yet"
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/09/05 03:11 AM

Oh, I agree with you there, but his songs are pretty darn good.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/09/05 03:21 AM

Listening to Arcade Fire from my computer speakers (plastic Yamaha dealies w/subwoofer). Good stuff. And it's cancon, too!
Posted by: twopecker

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/05 02:01 PM

Tonight...James Taylor - Live at the Beacon.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/05 04:21 PM

Marcus
Would you care to share your thoughts on this DVD. I like JT a lot. I have seen a couple of different DVD's and was wondering which would be a good one to start with.
thanks,
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/05 07:31 PM

The Rolling Stones 'Bigger Bang' for the moment, movie time in a couple of seconds. This is a going back to old school and let's have a little blues in the mix CD....I like it!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/05 07:36 PM

Rick
I have been holding off on that one trying to get a concensus. Many are saying it is a return to old form and one of the best in a long while. Sounds like you agree? I just haven't heard enough of it to make the jump.
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/05 09:51 PM

Oz I do agree, this is the best (to me) album the Rolling Stones have put out in quite a while. I like it because it's not the typical horse and pony show but honest to goodness and straight up Rolling Stones.

The new Eric Clapton cd is also a 'getting back to the roots' good cd. I like it as well.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/05 09:55 PM


In reply to:

The new Eric Clapton cd is also a 'getting back to the roots' good cd. I like it as well.




Yeah man, I have to agree with that.

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/05 10:02 PM

Matter of fact Rick at the moment I am listening to his '461 Ocean Boulevard' (released in 1974) CD and the new 'Back Home' CD sounds like they could have been made within months of each other. I've always like the '461 Ocean Blvd.' album due to the namesake being not too far down the road from where I live.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/12/05 10:09 AM

Thanks for the heads up guys. Especially good to hear about the Clapton stuff. What with the reunion tour and the release of two new concert DVD's I have been listening to a lot of Cream lately. It has been a long time and still sounds so good.
oz
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/12/05 01:40 PM

Rick
I just picked up and am listening to the 30th Anniversary edition of 461 O.B.
It contains 5 outakes recorded at the session.
Walking Down The Road
Ain't that loving you
Meet Me (down at the bottom)
Eric After Hour Blues
B minor Jam

There is also a second disc of previously unreleased material recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon on December 4 & 5 1974
I went straight to the live disc. It sounds fantastic here at work. Can't wait to hear this on my speakers at home.
oz
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/14/05 11:10 PM

Thanks Oz. I'll give some of those an audition this weekend.



If you havent heard it yet, give Eric Clapton "Sessions for Robert J" a listen.
The whole cd is Robert Johnson songs recorded at the only two places R.J. ever recorded. One of those spots is here in Dallas and the other is in San Antonio.
I enjoy the whole cd, but it also comes with an interesting DVD that gives you some behind the scenes coverage.




Almost forgot...........
Tonight I'm listening to Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" SACD.
Awesome in 5.1
Posted by: Craig_P

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/16/05 12:53 AM

Propagandhi's new record "Potemkin City Limits". It's phenomenal. Unlike almost every other punk rock band I can think of, they keep getting better with age. And more relevant too. Aggressive, melodic, and some of the smartest lyrics around. And Canadian to boot. Who could ask for more?
Posted by: bigjohn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/16/05 11:57 PM

this afternoon(after the cowboys victory), i watched the incredibles with my boys. shannon is in houston, so i got the chance to really crank it.

that movie gives the sub and the surrounds, a great workout. too many great reference scenes to mention.

bigjohn
Posted by: WhatFurrer

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/17/05 02:09 PM

See...I told you!

Watched the same movie a couple of weeks ago with some friends who had not seen it...

Some of the LFE's made them jump especially when unexpected...

Gotta love it

WhatFurrer
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/17/05 09:23 PM


Tonight it was R.L. Burnside compliments of a good friend.I really enjoyed it.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:39 PM

In reply to:

Tonight it was R.L. Burnside




'Somebody call 9-1-1!' LOL!!

This afternoon it's Robert Randolph and the Family Band 'Live At The Wetlands'...as usual Robert and the band is very good.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:49 PM

Free Ride

Free Bump to move some other threads off this page.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:51 PM


I trying fugure out what to play right now.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:52 PM

Are you drinking ha ha

"fugure" ?????
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:54 PM


No I'm not, I think some Rush might be in order
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:54 PM

The Bumpmeister. Bumparama. The Bumpolator. Bumpalicious. Makin' Bumpies. Throw it in the Bumpster. Throw an Andy Sipowicz Bump into it. Bump and Grind. Big, Round Bump. Bumpy. Throw the Bump Out. Turn on the Bump Pump. Don't want to lump all those bumps together. Go take a Bump. Got a Bump caught in your throat? Forrest Bump.

Bump.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:56 PM

Yessssssssssssss that just got me in the mood for some Getty.

"Take Offffffff to the Great White North, Take Offfffff, its the easy way to Go" Take off you Hosers ehhhhhhh xnij
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:56 PM


LMAO
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 05:57 PM

Ok Tom, you need to stop, my co-workers are starting to peek over the cubicles wondering why I'm laughing so hard.

You should be a stand up comedian.

If you ever come to Iowa, we will head down to the Funny Bone Comedy Club....
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 06:13 PM



I don't care who you are, that's funny right there!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 06:26 PM

What I should be is "working".

Hey guys, they have comedy in Iowa. Who'd a figured? I mean, "fugured". Apparently, Randy's co-workers did not get the memo.

I thought it was a Beauty Way to Go. Like, ten bucks is ten bucks, eh?

I never warmed up to Vapor Trails. I'll have to give it another go. Wait a minute, I thought Rush sucked. No, that's not it. I always liked the anthemic albums (Caress of Steel through Moving Pictures) the best, but had a soft spot for Signals. I'm hot and cold on some of the later, heavier stuff, but I adore the cover of Test for Echo.

I told you, I'm coming to Iowa. Gonna bring my SVS and have us a right proper, sub-happy hootenanny.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 07:13 PM


I just got done listening to Rush Hemispheres, It was so bad I had to put on some Rush 2112
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 07:38 PM

"Rush 2112"


Now you're talking.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 07:51 PM

Well now it is Rush "Fly by Night".Damn these M80s do a great job with Rush cds
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 09:03 PM


To finish the night it was Rush " Moving Pictures".
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 09:38 PM

Just popped in the Jimi Hendrix 'Live at Berkley' DVD...nothing like a dose of Jimi prior to bedtime.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/18/05 11:42 PM

Tom, Wid, BrotherBob, and others, you really have made my day. This is such a great forum and AV family.

I'll end the night with "The Show Must Go On" from Queen............ "What honey, what did you say? Turn it down or the kids will wake up?" Probably not good I have it turned up on a school night.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 01:01 AM

Amen, my friends.

Personally, I got very little time at home tonight. As I often do, I'm listening to the whole damn collection on random. Particularly satisfying these evening have been Ella Fitzgerald and then the Indigo Girls (not consecutively).

Without going into full-on, group-hug mode, I do want to echo Randy's sentiments. I'm happy to be a citizen of this online community. I learn here, and it makes me happy to spend time with you all.

We need Bren for another rousing rendition of Kum-Ba-Yah.
Posted by: jorge016

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 06:08 PM

I've got the house to myself so I'm going to rattle the windows-70s style. Tommy Bolin "Private Eyes"-James Gang, and Mott the Hoople. Prime stuff that got me started long ago.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 07:51 PM

Right now it's Santana playing 'Aqua Marine' from his 'Essential' disc....wow, this song sounds so good!

Finished up Robert Cray's new CD 'Twenty' a few minutes ago and it's another keeper.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 07:58 PM

Right now it's my iPod shuffle. So I have no idea.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 08:52 PM

Yes -- Tales from Topographic Oceans. I really like this album -- seems like classic Yes and classic Wakeman (guess I'd better check the liner notes re: Rick) -- not sure why everyone complains about it.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 09:23 PM

OK, here's one I bet nobody has -- Grobschnitt -- Rockpommel's Land. Sort of a German cross between early Genesis and Marillion.

"You live the story
of the innocent's life's defeat of solitude's dice
captivated by a moonbeam, chained to despisers of your love
captivated by despisers, lost in the canyons of your mind..."
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 09:37 PM

Oh yeah, "Grobschnitt," like, who hasn't heard of them. . .

It's about as hard to type as it is to pronounce. What a mouthful.

John, don't take this the wrong way, but you win the award for the most obscure band of the day!

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 09:40 PM

Sounds interesting John and nope, I've never heard of those folks.

'Say you wanna Say you wanna....you wanna REVOLUTION'

'Revolution' off of EC's new 'Back Home' cd, catchy little tune that is going to end up sticking in my head all day tomorrow.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 09:42 PM

Well, it was an import

Seriously, when I ran across this in a record store ~25 years ago it was a huge find, called all my friends. There are probably a dozen cassette rips of this still floating around Toronto.

"GROBSCHNITT Rockpommel's Land
Review (Permanent link) by Flavio de Oliveira @ 7:56:33 PM EST, 6/13/2004

— Masterpiece is exactly what this album has to be called forever!!! Perhaps, its the best prog album produced in Earth on 20th Century and only masterpieces of Classical Music by Mozart, Bach or other great master could receive a equal avaliation... A few albuns on prog rock may deserve a equivalent note, but none a better. Some beautiful lyrics, a guitar solo fabulous, a singer and rhythm guitar in a great moment, a perfect drummer, a magical keyboard player and a great bass player, and more, one of the most beautiful cover ever... Grobschnitt has to be considered one of the best prog band in all time!!! "



I guess there aren't a lot of die-hard SFF (Schicke-Fuhrs-Froehling) fans on here then ?
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/05 10:34 PM

Listening to a little Sammy Hagar "Unboxed" CD tonight, these M60's can really create some Heavy Metal
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 12:57 AM

I'm in Metal mode myself tonight. Loudness is on the go. Great music but I wish I could understand the dude singing!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 01:20 AM

Who cares if we haven't heard of 'em? It's nice to have little gems like that in your collection. I've taken some chances on albums and have been extremely pleased.


Tonight's listening was The Monkees "Headquarters"--a guilty pleasure of mine.
Posted by: Amie

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 11:05 AM

Two nights ago we stumbled across a special on TV about the Highwaymen - and yet again I was overwhelmed with my complete lack of knowledge about America's second-biggest genre. Anyone have their album?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 11:42 AM

Who?


Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 11:50 AM

I will second that..............Who?
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 12:04 PM

Amie,
Are you talking about the country and western group featuring Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson? Or "The Highwaymen" of the 60's?
Shaun
Posted by: Amie

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 12:45 PM

Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson . . . There was a feature on them Tuesday night. I guess they're re-releasing their (one?) album this month. Maybe to coincide with the new Johnny Cash movie that is coming out?
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 12:54 PM

Marillion...there's a name I haven't heard in quite a while. They lost me around the time Fish left. I bet "Script" or "Fugazi" or "Misplaced Childhood" would sound really nice through my Axioms. I'll have to make time for that soon.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 09:33 PM

Woody Herman
Woody Herman and
more Woody Herman.
This is from my latest Mosaic box set The Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman. All these years I thought big band jazz bagan and ended with Duke Ellington. This stuff is really opening my ears.Jeeze, what a band!
oz


Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/20/05 10:04 PM

I was listening to the Dvorak 8th Symphony included in Otmar Suitner's collection of all nine, originally on individual full-priced discs, but recently re-compiled as a 5-disc box listing for around $20. These are fine performances in fine sound, comparable to any available. Out of curiosity I checked to see what prices at which they were available and found this remarkable bargain at J&R (which also has a $5.99 sale on many excellent Naxos discs). Dvorak's 7th, 8th and 9th(New World)symphonies, along with his Slavonic Dances and Cello Concerto, are certainly essential for a collection. The earlier symphonies aren't quite at the same level, but are interesting, especially when they're included almost for free.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/05 02:07 AM

I'm in one of those "Never heard of this band" moods tonight. Right now I'm cranking a band called Evidence One. Not bad at all if you like Hard Rock / Metal.
Posted by: Jinx

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/05 04:05 AM

ok.... here goes what i'm into tonight

#1. Beastie Boys
#2. Black Sabbath
#3. Ronnie James Dio
#4. Charlie Daniels Band


anywho....i know i have a crazy selection of music...but hell..that's what the internet is for!!!

:-P
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/05 09:07 PM

Just finished watching Queen's concert from 1990 in London's Wembley Stadium. This DVD is a must for any Queen fan to watch, they were in pure form and rockin 150,000+ fans.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/05 09:30 PM

It was Steely Dan " Everything must Go " and some North Mississippi Allstars " Electric Blue Watermelon" tonight.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/22/05 07:39 AM

Rick
It's funny you mention NMA "Electric Blue Watermelon" I literally just finished reading a review of this disc and then stumbled across your post. Would you mind giving me your impressions? From what I read it sounds like a band I should know about.
oz
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/22/05 01:44 PM

Tierney Sutton. That young lady has a voice to die for.

/Jack
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/22/05 06:55 PM


Well I must say they are unlike any other band in my collection.I really don't know how to discribe this cd, it's got some blues with a bit of funk to it I guess.I really wasn't giving it a critical listen, I was a bit to busy tapping my toes to it
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/22/05 07:15 PM

'Hey Joe'

Being sung by Mr. Jimi Hendrix at the moment ... don't get much better that that.
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/05 09:09 PM

A glass of Johnny Walker Black and Sonny Rollins - "Saxophone Colossus". Mmm...
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/05 09:44 PM

"The Last Waltz" .....The Band
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/05 10:08 PM

My very favorite! I can't get enough of that DVD. Outstanding choice.
oz
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/05 10:12 PM

That's funny. Yesterday morning I was listening to Sonny Rollins Plus Four. do do do do (said eerily)
oz
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/24/05 11:29 PM

tonight it is Alan Parsons Project
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 07:49 AM

Last night it was Kirk Whalum on the sax - Album: Unconditional; Song: God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You. He is a terrific sax player and is from the Houston area. I gotta support the local talent.
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 03:32 PM

I'm sure I mentioned this before, but I seriously can't get enough of this cd.


Posted by: Jinx

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 04:53 PM

Sinead O'Connor
The Cobra & The Lion
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

great albums man...amazing vocals!!!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 05:58 PM

John Hammond
Frank Foster and Frank Wess
Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine (The Bootleg Version)
Not sure if any of you know the story behind this release but the boot is primo. My buudy Tom and I will be comparing it to the "official" release tomorrow at work.
oz

Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 09:22 PM

I have the retail version. I'd like to know what you think of the difference between the two. Fairly familiar with the controversy of how the record label didn't feel any of the songs were marketable on the "bootleg" version. I think most of the songs went through retoolings. I have to admit I really enjoyed her album "When the pawn. . ."
Posted by: Amie

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 09:44 PM

A little Bob Seger here tonight . . .
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 10:19 PM

Sean

Yeah, I really like her early work as well. I'll let you know what I think of the difference between these two. I was very impressed as I said with the early release. I'll see if I can find any more of the background story behind this and I'll post it here.
Happy listening,
oz
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 10:40 PM

"Turn the Page"......... classic song Amie
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 10:52 PM

Ok, I know this is not music, well I guess it has music in it....

Just got done watching "Strange Brew" with my 6yr old

Why would they make it in mono audio? I found that by placing my Denon in Direct mode or 5 channel stereo mode it was a lot better than just coming out of my Center channel...
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/05 11:53 PM

Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists

Just got it but so far so good. I must say though that it's odd to hear Disturbed do a Genesis tune. (Land Of Confusion)


Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/26/05 04:05 PM

last night was

Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Yanqui U.X.O.
Hold Steady - Separation Sunday (great if you love the Constantines)
Junior Panthers (a local Saskatoon band)
As well as taking a break to watch the Habs beat up on the Flyers!!!! Habs look great this year - i know i know, move it to a different thread

I actually ended up buying about 15 discs last weekend so I'll be busy for the next couple of nights.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/26/05 08:16 PM

Tonight it was 'Cream, Royal Albert Hall' London, May 2,3,5,6 2005...want to listen to something that will pound your chest? Get in the 'sweet spot', load in disc 2, fast forward to Ginger Baker doing the drum solo on 'Toad'...you *have* to crank the volume nice and loud! Doesn't get much better than that!
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/05 12:33 AM

After finishing the "Sledge Hammer" DVDs (another thread) it was vinyl night at Chez Bridgman. Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid (just Hyper-Gamma Spaces) as an appetizer, then Klaus Schultze / Moondawn and Tangerine Dream / Cyclone. Lyrics... in English... on a Tangerine Dream album. Who'da thought ? Might stay up long enough to play Force Majeure (TD again) but have to wake up soon ;(

The vinyl system is HK 3270 + M40s. A couple of times I wish I could play on the M60s for the dynamic range, but what the heck -- playing that loud that just hurts the dogs' ears.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/05 12:36 AM

>>Tonight it was 'Cream, Royal Albert Hall' London, May 2,3,5,6 2005...

What is this -- DVD, CD ?

I really wanted to get down to the NYC Cream concert earlier in the week but no time, no tickets, no money... .no chance. Did anyone hear how the concert went ?
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/05 03:25 AM

Sorry John, I forgot to specify in my earlier post.

This was the DVD and I enjoyed it very much, if the New York concert was anything like the London concert it should have been very good.

Cream - Royal Albert Hall, London
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/05 09:41 PM

Tonight it was "The Essential Jimmie Vaughan", Allman Brothers "The Anthology" and Stanley Clarke " Rocks, Pebbles and Sand"
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/05 09:43 PM

Right now I'm listening to the first new CD I've personally bought in the last 3 years: Opeth - Blackwater Park.

It's gooood.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/05 09:55 PM

>>This was the DVD

Thanks !!

I hadn't realized there was a recent Cream recording available, just wanted to know which aisle I should go looking in -- the DVDs, CDs, or SACDs
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/05 10:31 PM

I have compared both the CD and the DVD. I thought the DVD was noticably better sounding. The CD sounds compressed and overly bright compared to the DVD. Of course this is just MHO.
oz
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/05 11:02 PM

Tonight I'm listening to:
Patrick Street "Irish Times"
Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
Dr. John "Going Back to New Orleans"
Bod Dylan "Songs for Bonnie"
oz
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/05 02:17 AM

Listening to the exotic music of Aram Khachaturian. This is a very inexpensive introduction to him and also note that Tower has a 25% off sale, with free shipping over $20, on all classical and jazz CDs and DVDs going on through Monday.
Posted by: MJS

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/05 11:15 AM

Indeed, John, I took advantage of that very sale last week. I may have gotten a bit too excited in fact, as I managed to qualify myself (with room to spare) for the free 2nd day delivery...

One new (to me) artist purchased in said binge was Jane Monheit. While her voice is technically excellent, I find that I am missing an aspect that is present in some of the more established "modern" jazz divas like Krall or Sutton. Even my lovely bride commented that she didn't seem to have the same dusky playfulness that always makes the night out at the jazz club so much fun.

Did I just monologue a mini-review? Oh dear God...what's becoming of me?

/Jack

Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/05 12:08 PM

Don't know if it qualifies as a "mini-review," but I agree with it, whatever it is.

I have a couple of Jane Monheit CDs, including one SACD. I do love her clear bell-like voice. But, though I think she has a better voice than even my favorite, Diana Krall, I'd rather listen to Diana. I think with the right arrangements, and backing tracks, Jane would really shine, and a few of her songs do exactly that. However, all too many of her songs don't.
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/05 07:22 PM

Charles Mingus -- "Mingus Ah Um"
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/05 08:34 PM


Just got done with Sonny Landreth "Grant Street".
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/05 08:44 PM

Today it was:
The Beatles "Rubber Soul"
Bob Dylan "Love and Theft"
Jason Faulkner "The Very Best Years"
Marcus Roberts "The Truth is Spoker Here"
oz


Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/05 08:50 PM

Pretty Maids - CD is Jump The Gun
Posted by: Amie

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/31/05 08:03 PM

Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack!
Posted by: James_T

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/31/05 09:23 PM

Sadly, I'm being boring and listening to All Things Considered on NPR. But it sounds fantastic! They are sitting in the room with me!

jr
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/03/05 11:15 PM

The Best of ZZ Top
Forgot how much I loved this cd.
(see ultimate weekend kickoff song)
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/04/05 12:51 AM

Right now it's the new Sevendust CD "NEXT".

Great disc!

After that I have the new UDO cd ( Mission No-X) waiting to go.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/04/05 09:16 PM


Tonight is Britny Fox, that's a blast from the past.Then Wings " greatest Hits ", Daryl Hall and John Oats " Greatest Hits " now it is " The Best of Van Morrison "
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/04/05 09:35 PM

The kids are playing play station....for a while I was able to listen to Mozarts' "Magic Flute" on one of the cable channels in DD thru the receiver until the kids wanted to hear their ATVs instead.

(Actually, the kids chose to leave Mozarts' opera playing in the background for quite a while before they wanted the realism of the proper sounds to accompany their gamming.)

So now I'm listening to ATVs racing with a variety of "obnoxious rock" in the background.

Actually the Rock itself is good; it just becomes noise when mixed with the ATV and other various sound effects

The kids will be going to bed soon.....YEAH!!

But then I can't listen at proper volumes....PHOOIE!!

Then again....the Wife will probably want to watch a CSI episode she recorded earlier....oh well
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/05/05 01:16 AM

Tonight, I was dismayed by the muffled sound of jet engines intruding on my music (primarily Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, and David Gray) as I flew from California to Virginia. I'm checking out a few townhomes and I might just make on offer on one of them if it's up to snuff. First house might be just around the corner.....
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/05/05 06:04 AM

Good news!! Hope it all happens just that easily!

We've all been watching your moving and house hunting saga very closely here in Axiom land, lotsa good wishes and crossed fingers following along with you!




Ah, the sound of jet engines screaming along at 64KRPM; now THAT is music I miss
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/05/05 08:22 AM

thank you, thank you, thank you!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/05/05 08:37 AM

I thought you had found a house, but apparently, I am mistaken. Keep us informed, please, Peter. I'm enjoying vicariously sharing your moving (double meaning ) experience. Hope it's not too cold in VA this morning.
Posted by: AshBoomstick

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/06/05 01:48 AM

nope, 65 and sunny here this morning. Had all the windows and porch door open! Peter, I hope you have a good house-hunting trip!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/06/05 04:43 AM

Yeah, the weather was a treat. Much better than in California. I am back now and will be doing some serious talking with the wife tomorrow morning. Two homes are in the running. One lists for $15,000 more than the other, but it's a little bigger, has a basement, and backs to a nice park area with a creek. Both don't have an ideal place to put by Axioms, but since I have M22s which are placement flexible -- that's not enough to veto either property.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/06/05 08:24 PM

Right now it's...
Allman Brothers Band - 'Live At The Beacon Theatre' 2003 (DVD) - I never, ever tire of listening to this band. Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks fit the bill!
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/06/05 08:55 PM

Pink Floyd -- the somewhat recent double live album..."Pulse", I think. One of the few live albums I own with decent bass
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/07/05 12:20 AM

Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experience!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/07/05 02:24 AM

First listen to Porcupine Tree-In Absentia.

On the Sennheisers, not the M50s at this time of night...

Good stuff so far!
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/10/05 03:03 PM

Last night I listened to U2 - from a position about 10 feet from the stage. Incredible show!
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/10/05 07:37 PM

Must have been fun Adam, congrats!


Just finished Sade 'The Best Of' and now it's Warren Zevon, 'A Quiet Normal Life
(Best of...)'

Looks like it's 'Best Of' evening at my house, so far....from about 12 ft away.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/10/05 08:32 PM

Continuing on with 'The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye' ... I didn't realize I had these three 'Best Of' Cd's back to back in the MegaDisk player. Three very good Cd's, BTW.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/10/05 09:46 PM

Want to give your sub a workout. Try Kruder & Dorfmeister "The K&D Sessions" (disc2 track4 "Bomb the Bass"). Not typically what I listen to , but good none the less.
Posted by: Jinx

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/12/05 01:59 AM

Burton Cummings - The Guess Who
Posted by: dkfan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/12/05 02:35 PM

Bob Dylan, Kentucky Headhunters and Blues Traveler
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/12/05 06:40 PM

Tonite it's "Lightning in a Bottle" DVD. Anyone here seen/heard this one? Sounds like a good Blues history lesson with some soulful tunes. Can't wait...
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/12/05 09:08 PM

Yea! I just watched it last week on the recomendation of Wid or BrotherBob and was about to put it in again tonight.
Great DVD!
Thanks Wid or BrotherBob.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/12/05 11:12 PM

Watching/Listening to "My Name is Earl" on NBC, funny as $hit....
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/13/05 08:38 PM

Today it has been:
Vaughn Williams "The Lark Ascending"
Schumann/Grieg Piano Concierto's Zimmerman,Von Karajan
Michael Nyman soundtrack "The Piano"
Art Pepper "Art Pepper Plus Eleven"
Tana/Reid "Passing Thoughts"

oz



Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/13/05 08:50 PM


Te Best of Jeff Beck ( via headphones ) tonight.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/14/05 01:08 AM

Oz, The Lark Ascending is beautiful music; my favorite performance is in Boult's VW collection which also includes his gorgeous Serenade to Music. Of course I also have a lot more VW, including the nine symphonies and Job.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/16/05 07:04 PM

John Hiatt - Live From Austin TX, *DVD* Recorded Dec. 14, 1993.

John is one of those guys I can never get tired of listening to.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/16/05 07:39 PM

Rick, is that Hiatt DVD available commercially?
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/16/05 07:45 PM

Good evening Tom! Yes Sir it sure is, I actually purchased it from Best Buy this evening on my way home from work. John is one of my favorite artist.

John Hiatt - Live From Austin
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/17/05 11:43 PM

OK, so my wife wanted to listen to Josh Groban tonight. Man, if I would have closed my eyes, I would have bet he was performing right in our room. These M60's are amazing.
Posted by: LightninJoe

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/19/05 12:26 AM

Wifee no here. Gentleman Jack in for a visit. Neat in a tumbler. DSOTM SACD. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE DOGGIE!!!! Clare Torry leaving everything on the field on GGITS. Brrreeeeeeeiiiinggggbaaaaaawrrrrrrrr whoodleydeee solo on Time
cash registers in all four corners "Forward he cried from the rear and the front ranks diiiiiiiiiiieeeyiiied!" and I'll see y'all on the DSOTMooooooooo-oooooon!!!!

PS. There is no dark side of the moon really. As a matter of fact it's all dark.

Burp.

PPSS. Peaking at 105db. Wacka-doo!
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/19/05 01:40 AM

You go Joe!
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/19/05 01:41 AM

Oh and "Careful with that Axe Eugene".
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/19/05 02:22 PM

Oh and "careful with that Jack"
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/19/05 04:50 PM

UB 40's Red Red Wine

Makes me feel fine...........
...........................so did the Budweiser last night after work with a bunch of co-workers...
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/19/05 07:39 PM

The Rolling Stones (Some Girls) followed by Metallica (Cunning Stunts DVD) with some Guinness!
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/20/05 11:37 PM

Kylie again. Sorry, folks. I don't really understand it... always hated disco in the 70's but I really enjoy Kylie Minogue's albums. Fever, Light Years, and Body Language.

I do have to mention that the bass output on the M40s is very impressive.

Before that -- Triumvirat - Old Loves Die Hard, and Keith Jarrett -- Always Let Me Go. Tried to find Keith's "the Koln Concert" a couple of years ago with no luck -- nobody had ever heard of it -- but now it seems to be everywhere. Just hit "submit" on Amazon, along with Timewind (Klaus Schulze) and De Stijle (White Stripes).
Posted by: LightninJoe

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/20/05 11:39 PM

In reply to:

Oh and "careful with that Jack"




Notice I did not post yesterday (Saturday). Spent the morning in the privy and early afternoon guzzling about 3 gallons of water. Got hydrated and stable just in time to watch my beloved UO lay a Grade A beat-down on the the hated flea-infested buck-toothed Rodents 56-14. Ah, revenge is a dish best served with a sledgehammer! I finally took a hair 'o the dog that bit me at halftime to get more into the festivities with the fellas. Asleep by 9. Dreams of the Fiesta Bowl dancing in my head.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/20/05 11:44 PM

>>Ah, revenge is a dish best served with a sledgehammer!

Did someone say Sledge Hammer ?
Posted by: LightninJoe

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/20/05 11:53 PM

Hehe. Tony Levin's 8-string bass on PG's "Sledgehammer" kicks booty! Actually, I don't know if he was playing an 8 string or was using an Octaver or similar device like Pino Palladino on Pete Townshends "Give Blood" from "White City."
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/20/05 11:57 PM

That is funny about Kylie John....

I work with a guy that is around 45, and he has become totally obsessed with Kylie. He has pictures on his wall of her, and probably owns every CD and DVD she has out.

He even told his wife that she is his second wife. He has flipped his lid. I'm really worried some day he won't show up for work, and that night on the nightly news I'll see a storty about some psycho stalker outside of her home in the outback.

When I get my theater finally completed, he thinks my first showing is going to be his Kylie DVD's, I don't think so....
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/21/05 12:12 AM

>>When I get my theater finally completed, he thinks my first showing is going to be his Kylie DVD's, I don't think so....

LOL !!

I have the KylieFever DVD (a recent concert in Manchester) and can't really say it's all that good... but there is something compelling about her. She's cute... and she... um... acts smart...

Anyways, ran out of Kylie so now King Crimson - Red. Starless just never loses its appeal.

Back in the 80s we had a local group named FM, which depending on who you talked to was either two great musicians (Cameron Hawkins and Nash the Slash) saddled with an awfully un-musical drummer (Martin Deller), or a supergroup anchored by a wonderful drummer (Martin Deller) along with a couple of Toronto studio musicians (Cam and Nash).

I fall into the first camp. When I was going to university, we used to hang out at the bar where FM was the house band. They normally closed with their rendition of Starless. I don't know how many people know the song, but Bill Bruford always managed to use occasional percussion hits to really flesh out the song -- always off the beat, always unexpected, more like putting makeup on a beatiful girl than the normal "banging away in the background" drumming.

Well, Marty the FM drummer just didn't have that gift. He had a big collection of "things" hanging from a rail in front of his drum kit and used to bang away on them during the long bass run in the middle of Starless where Wetton is carrying the song. Martin would bang away on this collection of junk during the most beautiful parts of the song, ruining it completely. One of his "things" looked like a steel lightning bolt but made this awful sound like a cross between a cowbell and a "moooooo". About 30 seconds into the best part of Starless.... "Moooooooo". Like fingernails on a blackboard.

After the performance, Nash stormed off stage, sat down at our table (we were a bunch of Elec Eng students and designed some of Nash's effect boxes), sat down at our table, poured a beer from our pitcher and just fumed for a minute. Finally he spoke....

"Why... why, of all things, did he have to play THAT ???".

Anyways, 20 years later Marty is out of the business but Nash is still making albums. Figures.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/21/05 12:14 AM

thanks for that great story John!
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/21/05 12:22 AM

That's friggin hilarious! I remember hearing FM on the radio and thought they had a great sound happening...
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/22/05 06:04 PM

Great story John!

A cold front made it's way down our way today and with the outside temperatures dipping way down into the lower seventies I didn't dare venture outside after work so I came in and listened to some tunes...started out with Tab Benoit, Buckwheat Zydeco and now I'm in the middle of the Los Lonely Boys DVD. Probably have to go with Bob Marley or Jimmy Buffett next to warm things up on this cold evening.

I'm thinking Stevie Ray playing 'Cold Shot' may fit the bill to a 'T' this evening as well!
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/22/05 06:12 PM

Nina Simone - "Anthology". I'm in a contemplative mood tonight -- maybe it's the winter skies.
Posted by: willso7

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/22/05 07:07 PM

tonight is gona be WAR OF THE WORLD in french , i know it will be better with some QS on the back
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/23/05 02:44 AM

Ah yes, I *have* to pick up a copy of War of the Worlds. Thanks for the reminder.

Listening to Melissa Auf der Maur's first album. Odd, but good.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/23/05 09:53 AM

I had the opportunity to listen to a couple of cds i picked up last night while i was playing Tiger Woods golf

Maybe This Christmas

It's a little out of season yet, but these are the most eclectically entertaining christmas cds i have yet to find. Boney M is good, but every christmas for 26 years of my life and a person needs a little change!

Also listened to a bit of The Ladies and Gentlemen last night. Good stuff.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/24/05 08:58 AM

Listening to a little Elvis this morning, the Moody Blue album.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/24/05 01:58 PM

I remember last year really liking the soundtrack to "Elf". A really nice set of tracks for the holidays. The Brian Setzer Orchestra version of the Nutcracker, and Baby It's Cold Outside were some of my favorites.
Posted by: Amie

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/24/05 02:18 PM

My girlfriend picked up the new Diana Krall holiday album last weekend - has anyone heard it yet?
Posted by: SirClyde

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/24/05 02:31 PM

bah humbug lol
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/24/05 08:58 PM

Amie, I have been thinking about getting Diana's new holiday CD. I'm getting sick of listening to Alabama Christmas every year.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/25/05 02:51 AM

In reply to:

I'm getting sick of listening to Alabama Christmas every year.



lol

Here's what you need buddy! This will fix ya right up! heeheehee





Sutter
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/26/05 10:56 PM

Well I'm closing out my Thanksgiving holiday up at the inlaws house, and getting ready to head back home tomorrow.

What am I listening to tonight you ask? Well my father in law likes old country and polka music. Right now we are watching/listening to channel 379 on his Direct TV package........POLKA is jamming on his 27" Zenith tv internal speaker....man I need to get them some Axiom midi's for Xmas...


Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/26/05 10:58 PM

lol
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/26/05 11:04 PM

I tell ya Sutter, since I married a good ole small town farm girl from NE Iowa, through the years I've learned to Polka dance and 2 Step. There are a lot of Ballrooms up here in this part of the country, most wedding dances/receptions I"ve attended were held is these types of buildings. Heck, just a few hours west of here is where Buddy Holly, Ricky Valens, and others lost their lives, they were heading to a concert.

This type of dancing is a lot different than those Dokken, Ozzy, Kiss, etc...concerts I've attended...
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/26/05 11:07 PM

lmao, oooh, man, I feel for you buddy. Really I do!

Well, living in Kansas I can't say it's all that much better, BUT! Thank God there's very little polka here. heeheehee



Sutter
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/26/05 11:37 PM

Ok everyone, since Sirquack is getting ready to head home after spending a wonderful Thanksgiving at his inlaws, lets help him out in giving him one last polka dance to do before he leaves.

Ok here we go:

You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out, you put your right foot in and you shake it all about. You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about.

You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out, you put your left foot in and you shake it all about. You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about.





Sutter
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 01:01 AM

Makes me glad I can't dance.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 02:33 AM

I really wanted to watch "War of the Worlds" tonight, but it was late and didn't think my downstairs neighbors would appreciate it. Instead, I watched "Bridge on the River Kwai." My roommate even sat down to watch it. He said, "That guy kinda sounds like Obi-Wan Kenobi."
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 02:40 AM

In reply to:

"Bridge on the River Kwai."




What the heck is that? That's one movie I have yet to hear of. Who's in it, what's it about? Is it any good?


Sutter
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 06:36 AM

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 07:42 AM

Why,...the "Bridge" is so popular that even the little guys on "Spaceballs", while taking our heroes out of the desert to see "Yogurt", were humming the theme!!

As were all the girls on the latest version of "Parent trap"
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 09:21 AM

In reply to:

What the heck is that? That's one movie I have yet to hear of. Who's in it, what's it about? Is it any good?




ARRRRGGGHHH!!! Sutter, I was going to give you grief, but we'll just skip to the part where you're instructed to rent this immediately. If you have a Y chromosome, you really need to see this. Truly a classic.

Unless, of course, you were joking.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 09:34 AM

In reply to:

ARRRRGGGHHH!!! Sutter, I was going to give you grief, but we'll just skip to the part where you're instructed to rent this immediately. If you have a Y chromosome, you really need to see this. Truly a classic.

Unless, of course, you were joking.



lol, no I wasn't joking. For as much as I'm embarrassed to admit it, I honestly have never heard of that movie.

I'll make sure to see this one though, if for no other reason then I can't stand being out of the loop. I'm usually the last to be out of anything, so I'll defiantly see this flick.



Sutter
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 10:27 AM

Yeah, Sutter, I thought you were joking too. If you get a chance to see it, I hope you enjoy it. Home theater aside and all, sometimes you can't beat an old movie.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 10:33 AM

Sean, anybody can dance to the Hokey Pokey, even Sutter
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 10:37 AM

Reminds me of going to roller rinks when I was a kid. I think I'm all hokey-pokeyed out.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 10:41 AM

Hey but those make out sessions at the roller rinks made doing the hokey pokey worth every minute...
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 10:44 AM

LOL! You have a point. . .
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 11:11 AM

Great classic! We just watched Donvan's Reef the other day, some of the old movies are much better than some of todays stuff.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 11:14 AM

In reply to:

Hey but those make out sessions at the roller rinks made doing the hokey pokey worth every minute...






Sutter
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/27/05 04:47 PM

OK, 2.5 hours later, now we are at my folks house picking up our dog they were babysitting. We are listening to my dad's cd of Frank Sinatra songs with my dads voice dubbed in, for 69 years old, he hasn't lost a note...
Posted by: Montclair

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/28/05 08:19 PM

BrotherBob, I agree "Donvan's Reef" is a great classic. We also recently watched John Wayne's "True Grit" and Rooster Cogburn" I forgot how good those old movies were. I like them even better than "Donvan's Reef".
Posted by: SirClyde

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/28/05 08:39 PM

I am listening to a rerun of my son crying
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/28/05 09:07 PM

In reply to:

I am listening to a rerun of my son crying




Is that on AMC?






Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/28/05 09:29 PM

In reply to:

sometimes you can't beat an old movie




Talk about a case of the pot and the kettle -- I'm sitting here giving Sutter grief and I finally watched Cool Hand Luke for the first time last night.

The one bad thing about this hobby that I've observed (and it's been remarked upon many times here) is the tendency to skip substance in favor of a great audio mix. I'm certainly as guilty of it as anyone else. Yeah, War of the Worlds sounds f$#@n' great, but at the end of the day I think I'd probably rather watch Being There or The Big Sleep in mono.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/28/05 09:35 PM

I can't agree with you more, Mike. I've bought many crappy movies that make lots of noise because they are fun. I take more pride, though, in my growing collection of "classics."

I think Roger Ebert often remarks that special effects may look tremendous and astonishing, but it takes more skill to make us actually care about it.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/30/05 09:00 PM

Billy Joel for me tonight....
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/30/05 09:21 PM

Tonight I'm listening to Bonniie Raitt "Souls Alike" then back to BR "Silver Lining".
Then John Hiatt "Slow Turning". I love this CD! Track 10 "Is Anybody There?" Hmm... very special, John pineing for love and at his very best.
Now I am on to John Mayall and friends "Along for the Ride" I have been listening to this guy since I'm seventeen. Will I ever get tired of him? I think not!
Free your soul enjoy the music!
oz
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/30/05 09:33 PM

Listening to The Rolling Stones 40 Licks.
Then I'll go to Jackson Brown solo acoustic vol.1


Oz
Is that the new Bonnie Raitt?
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/30/05 10:18 PM

Bray
Souls Alike is her new CD. It was so good I went right on to Silver Lining which I guess you know is the one just prior to.
Souls Alike is so good I think I will be doing one of my mini reviews under the Music Corner topic. I just need a little more time with this recording. I just got it. A little heads up. If you are a Bonnie fan and I know you are, this is a must. But then which of hers don't fall under the category of must haves?
oz
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/30/05 10:26 PM

Oh yeah...I also wanted to comment on your Buddy Guy purchase. This guy is riding such a wave of commercial, and more importantly artistic success it is unbelievable. I'm glad he is finally receiving the critical acclaim he so rightly deserves.
Steeped in the blues,
oz
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/30/05 10:32 PM

Tonight it was a return to the weekly trips on the railroad back and forth to school in the 60s.

The sounds of railroading was absolutely stunning and nearly as accurate as I could remember experiencing them on the open vestibule between passenger cars, while sitting near one of my surrounds as the Kids watched "Polar Express" on DVD.

Hey Axiom; thanks for the memories
Rich.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 01:32 AM

Oz if you are speaking of Buddy Guy's new CD 'Bring 'Em In', I agree...I really do like it, but I like all of his stuff. Actually I believe 'Bring Em In' is probably his best CD in quite a long time. Have you listened to 'Sweet Tea'? It's an excellent CD that somehow didn't get too terribly noticed by the masses.
I bought Bonnie Raitt's new 'Souls Alike' CD whenever it first came out and like you I really do like it. This new one and the Rolling Stones new CD 'Bigger Bang' really seem like getting back to their roots music IMO. I'd recommend all four of these CDs, great music!

No music this evening....wife and I 'got back to our roots' and watched 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' awesome flick! "Hey Bud, Let's PARTY!"


Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 07:09 AM

Anyone have the New Rolling Stones release?

About a month ago, XM40 (Deep Tracks) was playing quite a bit of it over an hour or two but I was in the middle of things and really couldn't give it my attention. It sounded good, though... and I'm not really a Stones fan per se....
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 07:17 AM

Sweet Tea is one of my favorites as well... and I use the close-mic recording of "Done Got Old" as a reference recording when checking out systems. Saw him with Shemekia Copeland opening at a little club a couple of years ago... front row center. Actually, Shemekia's album Talking to Strangers is the album that, across the board, sounds best on my system.

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 07:52 AM

Mark if you are referring to the Stones 'A Bigger Bang' release, yes I have it and I personally believe it's one of their best releases in years. This is the CD I was speaking about above about them 'getting back to their roots' CD with several good ol' Stone blues songs. Although I listen to them, I've never been one of those 'got to get the new release' or 'The Stones are in town!!!' persons.

I really like the tracks 'Sholanda's' and 'Should Have Come' from Shemekia Copeland on her 'Talking to Strangers' CD, which is, like you said a very good CD. I've listened to a couple of her songs on the new CD 'The Soul Truth', and as usual it is very good and I've been meaning to get it as well. I really like her work.

BTW, as a side note ... did you know that longtime Texas bluesman Johnny Copeland, who sings and plays with Stevie Ray Vaughn on the '85 'Live At Montreux' (Tin Pan Alley and a couple of others) is Shemkia Copeland's father?
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 10:18 AM

Rick
I have been hearing a lot of good things about the Stones new one. I guess I'll have to give it a try. I'm a big fan of their early, early work. Most of the time when I want to hear them I resort to that period. I'll also have to check out this Shemikia's that you and Mark mention. I have never heard of her. Sounds like she's right up my ally.

And yes, I was referring to Bray's reference in another thread to the new Buddy Guy CD. I was just lazy and didn't want to double post.
So many CD's so little money.
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 10:33 AM

In reply to:

So many CD's so little money.



Ain't that about the truth!

Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 10:38 AM


I might have to get the Shemkia Copeland cd, I think a freind of mine has it
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 12:04 PM

I thought I was picking up the stones new release, but now I see I picked up the wrong new release. I picked up "Its only Rock N Roll" which has alot of songs I had heard before and a few I hadnt. Still good stuff.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 12:58 PM

Hey Rick:
Yes, "Bigger Bang" was what I was referring to. I just remember it sounding kinda Raw, Funky, Bluesy and Nasty... all those things that R&R are supposed to be. But I couldn't really give it my attention at the time and snippets on Amazon don't do it justice. I'll add it to the Christmas list.

Yes, I knew about Shemekia's Dad... but at first thought I always think it's Stewart Copeland. Once I remember that he was the founder of the Police, I move on to remembering it was Johnny Copeland!
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 02:35 PM

The Wife ran out this morning to get EVEN MORE Christmas decorations(no thanks, I'll stay home if you don't mind)and while getting that stuff she also picked up a new DVD.

Guys, if you're having trouble with someone telling you to turn down the volume(you know who you are!)Then pick up the "Mr and Mrs Smith" DVD

It's a real cross gender "Chick Flick"(that most guys should enjoy)with a way good sound track!!(and lots of action, in spots)And you can most likely keep the volume up cause the gals will watch closely since the leading Lady usually gets the upper hand over the leading Man!!

A small price to pay to enjoy the picture And the sound!
Rich.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 03:36 PM

In reply to:

The Wife ran out this morning to get EVEN MORE Christmas decorations(no thanks, I'll stay home if you don't mind)



Well ya ol' grinch!


just kidding bud, I can only tolerate so much shopping myself. lol



Sutter
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 03:57 PM

Arrrrrgh.....The Grinch!!

We have one just like the one you depicted.....A one foot tall stuffed one, right next to the lighted mini-Nativity, right next to the front door! While it dosen't sound as if it should make sense,....It Fits!!

Christmas Shopping at our house can be a bit interesting though. Usually what happens, say, on a Wal-mart trek, is She'll get one of those electric riding carts, and drag me around all those acres for an average of four to five hours at a stretch; and sometimes longer at the Mall!!

......I'd really rather stay home!!......

....and catch some rousing tunes at obscene volume levels
Rich.



Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 04:09 PM

OMG! I'm with you then, I don't blame ya for wanting to stay home. Heck when my wife drags me to such places, I complain if we're there more then 2 hours, let alone 4-5.

I do go every now and then though, just to avoid the "You Never Do Anything With Me Anymore" conversation.

However, I have found that when I tell her, "If you keep draggin me to the Mall all the time, I'm not gonna wanna do anything with you anymore", she lets me stay home then.

It generally costs me dinner somewhere, but that's well worth it to me. I can't stand the mall I tell ya. lol



Sutter
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 04:50 PM

I think i am off to another concert tonight at the local indie-rock hot spot Amigo's Cantina to check out The Ladies and Gentlemen. Planning on Elliot Brood on Saturday as well. Probably be listening to a little of both tonight to "warm-up".
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 08:36 PM

I hate the mall also. Let's face it all of us do! But I have worked out a good deal with the wife. For every hour I spend with her at the mall, I get an hour of no holds barred volumn listening of the stereo. She usually goes to take a long bath. She say's the sub adds to the effect of the jacuzzi on her stress relief. It's a win, win situation. I thought I should pass it on. You have to hit them where they live.
Relationships are about compromise!
oz

Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/05 08:37 PM

I have to retract any negative statements I may have made concerning my Wifes' Christmas decoration shopping!!

There is a new "miracle of Christmas"!!!

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..." and my listening room picked up about 73 atta-boy points!!

(ok, I sometimes hang towels from the fireplace mantle to help with errant reflections, so it comes as no surprise that it helps) but at least for the holiday seasons I'll have a much improved listening experience!!

The other surprize is the Christmas tree that the Wife insisted that we place right to the left front corner of the fireplace.(style, ya know) I can no longer see ANY of my left channel M50, the entire thing is hidden by the tree! The surprize is that there is virtually no degredation of sound.

Strange......the tree dosen't look as though it's made of acoustically transparent grille cloth
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/02/05 11:20 AM

Last night I went with a buddy from work to grab a few beers and check out Roy Wood Jr. and Kathleen Madigan at Zanies (comedy club here in Nashville). We had a great time and I laughed so hard my jaw and the back of my head ached. It's not quite music or home theater, but it's a great way to pass an evening and I consider it money well spent.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/05 01:00 PM

Currently listening to a little Bob Dylan, "Tangled up in Blue"
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/05 07:25 PM

Metallica (The Black Album)! :-)
Those M60's sure have nice bass for their size...
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/05 07:30 PM


Last night I had on Black Label Society "Mafia".After that it was some Heart and Buddy Guy.Right now it's Bon Jovi via Headphones.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/05 08:06 PM

You got some good stuff going there wid. I have been into The Boss Born to Run, The Band A Musical History and Mark Knophler Ragpicker's Dream.
oz
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/05 08:10 PM


I'm checking out some more Black Label Society right now.It's the "Sonic Brew" cd.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/05 09:25 PM

Not really music....we have some company over tonight watching the PorterPlex version of IMAX NASCAAR on the big screen.

"START YOUR ENGINES" ......Varoooooooooooooooooom

Later...
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/05 09:46 PM

Randy how did you like the IMAX NASCAR? I've been meaning to rent that but it always seems to slip my mind whenever we're in the store.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/04/05 12:47 AM

Rick,

It was pretty good, I enjoy watching the races on tv, however, this gave a great history about the sport. It also covered all the things that go on behind the scenes, I didn't even realize.

The sound was very good, the bass out of my M60's just rocked the place, not to mention the LFE from the current 350. I would recommend it highly. We also watched IMAX Space Station a few weeks ago, it was informative, but I enjoyed the action/experience the NASCAR DVD gave you.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:29 PM

Randy, being the so-called by my spouse on 'those days' redneck that I am, I keep up with the sport and have been for many years but for some odd reason I've never watched the IMAX NASCAR. I'll need to get it one of these days, also on that note I'm hearing there's a documentary in the making about Alan Kulwicki with lot's of first hand behind the scenes and race footage from the beginning of his career until his untimely death in 1993.
Should be good.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:33 PM

Anyway...

Right now it's 'Alligator Records 25th Anniversary' CD, various blues artist....and I'm really settling into a nice little 'groove'.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:35 PM


I just picked up another Bryan Lee cd tonight.I hope to give it a listen soon.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:39 PM

What the heck are we Rick, er, I mean Jake....the 'Blues Brothers'??
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:41 PM


You would certainly have to put Bray in there too .Hey it's a music I have really taken a liken to in my older years.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:42 PM

Bryan Lee!

j/k he's pretty good bud. Which cd did you pick up? If it's his latest one, it's pretty good, I think you'll like it.



Sutter
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:45 PM

The title is " Live at the Old Absinthe House Bar". I got a chance to listen to part of it on the drive home in between the wifes ramblings .I have to give it a go on the ol Axioms though.
Posted by: al1en

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:46 PM

A mixed cocktail on this end at the moment...

The Herbaliser - Take London
Danzig II - Lucifuge
Drowning Pool - Desensitized
Morphine - The Night
Juno Reactor - Bible of Dreams
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 09:47 PM

Same here, all of my old rock n' roll buds have 'gone country' but I took a right turn at the 'Y' in the road and found myself really taking a liking to the blues.

Never looked back.


Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:00 PM

Rock and Roll IS the Blues.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:04 PM

In reply to:

Rock and Roll IS the Blues




Not the stuff I hear now days
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:05 PM

Good Point.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:11 PM

Is it just me getting older or what. But to me 'classic rock and roll' seems to target an era between the late sixties until the mid to late eighties...what in the world has happened since then?
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:13 PM


You got old
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:16 PM

Which tells me that getting old isn't necessarily a 'bad thing'!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:17 PM


No it's not
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:18 PM

It makes all the since in the world. As time goes by, later decades are going to naturally join the ranks of the "classic rock" catagory.


Sutter
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:21 PM

I may be old but my 'sinces' is telling me that something just 'ain't right' with the younger generation...can't put my finger on it, but it's there. I know.


Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:22 PM

It's not if you're already old, like Wid. j/k buddy, you're not old, just ancient.

Ok ok ok, you're a young man full of life and vigor, is that better?


Sutter
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:24 PM

Getting old sure beats the alternative .
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:24 PM

Hey I'm OLDER than Wid....he's just a youngster!
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:30 PM

Oh oops! Well, hey, my motto is you're as young as you feel. As long as you can walk, talk, eat, and still take a pee, then by golly your alive and that's what matters the most.


Sutter
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:33 PM

In reply to:

As long as you can walk, talk, eat, and still take a pee,




The crux of the matter is being able to control the pee.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:39 PM

In reply to:

The crux of the matter is being able to control the pee.



that's good!


Sutter
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:39 PM


Good point
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/06/05 10:54 PM



Widespread Panic 'Don't Tell The Band' .... I always enjoy listening to these guys.
Posted by: thyname

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/07/05 07:35 PM

A live concert tomorrow night for me at club "nine thirty" in DC: Children of Bodom (metal of course). And guess who is supporting them: Amon Amarth, which in my opinion are better than CoB. Will be a killer night!!!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/07/05 08:42 PM

Listening to some classic rock right now, the wife is gone Xmas shopping with the kids and I have my Axiom's cranked to about -5dB's, dang they sound good.

Currently rocking to Barry Goudreau's "Dreams"

What an awesome song. It was one of his hits after he left Boston, you can hear the Boston sound in his voice and guitar playing.

By the way, Boston is one of my favorite all time bands...
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/07/05 08:44 PM


I am a Boston fan too, I saw them in 84 or 85 I think.They put on a really good show.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/07/05 08:46 PM

Boston is my favorite band named after a city. But since I can't stand Chicago, I guess that's not very good praise.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/07/05 08:48 PM

Gov't Mule 'Deja Voodoo' at the moment ... Otis Taylor's 'Double V' just wrapped up.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/07/05 08:49 PM

I saw them in about 84 as well, and then again later in the 90's when they came out with the Walk On album, they put out an awesome show.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/07/05 10:25 PM

Boston was my very 1st concert. Sammy Hagar opened for them.
Sept. 1979
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/08/05 12:08 AM

That would have been a great concert Bray, never was able to see Hager, but I'm a big fan. The first few concerts I saw were Kiss, Rolling Stones, Billy Squier, and Def Leapard. Well actually, the very first concert I saw was Elvis, about a year before he died...

ps: Oh yeah, and my folks took me to see "The Oak Ridge Boys" when I was really little.
Posted by: NEW2AXIOM

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/08/05 01:28 AM

I have a few classical cd's comming from amazon soon. Def looking forward to it!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/08/05 01:29 AM

Whoah. I've heard it before, but now I'm actually listening intently:

Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take) -- Miles Davis, on the album "Kind of Blue"

Pure, mellow, liquid sweetness. Sounds absolutely amazing on my in-ear Etymotic ER-6i headphones. It's a 160kbps AAC file, and I can still pick out all the texture of the brushes being dragged slowly across the drum.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/08/05 02:38 AM

Now you know why I like listening to headphones so much.

Well, the amazing detail and intimacy, and a lack of decent speakers of my own. Soon to be rectified.

Kind of Blue has been my bedtime listening the last few days. A nice peaceful way to drift off to sleep.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/09/05 11:57 PM

I know this is not music, but it had music in it, just got done watching Boogie Nights, wow , what a very interesting movie it was. Anyway, some of the 70's and 80's music was pretty cool.


Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/10/05 12:04 AM

I had some Pink Floyd dsotm on earlier.Then a little more Black Label Society.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/10/05 12:33 AM

By the time I finished unpacking and setting up my system -- I still haven't run the cable for the surrounds or mounted them yet -- I was too lazy to unpack the CDs, so I tried to find a decent FM station to listen to. Let me tell you, it's really damn hard in the DC area.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/10/05 01:39 AM

I am certain that that is an oxymoron.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/10/05 03:53 AM

Peter, WGMS at 103.5.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/11/05 02:08 AM

Indeed, John, that is what I found after a few revolutions. It started to relax me too much and I had to shut it off so I could be awake for the drive back to the temp apartment.
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/11/05 10:53 PM

Gotta weird hair yesterday and put in Kate Bush's Hounds of Love for the first time in a couple of years. I'd completely forgotten what an incredible album that is!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/12/05 09:48 AM

I always loved her voice. I herad a cut off her new CD on satellite radio the other day. She sounds as good as ever.
oz
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/12/05 06:08 PM

Took a day off. Listened to The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLaughlin, Eric Clapton and New Order. I also went out and bought a Christmas tree. Wow, they seem expensive for the size this year. Oh well, don't want to be a screwdge.(sp) OK, so I had a drink too! Brain fart!!
oz
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/12/05 06:17 PM

Everybody is entitled to a day off as well as a drink every now and then Oz...it's good for the soul as well as the mind.

That's some pretty good tunes you have playing this evening, enjoy!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/12/05 06:18 PM

Holy $hite! When I played New Order I thought let me play something more contemporary. I just looked at the title and it says New Order Substance 1987. Pinch me... am I still breathing? My sig really is appropriate after all!
oz
Posted by: KC23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/14/05 03:38 AM

Ah, The Band. Easily one of the more underated groups of all time. Had the pleasure of seeing them twice, once with Bob Dylan. I still listen to them from time to time. Stage Fright has a lot of memories poured into it for me.

Also just last month saw Bonnie Raitt at the Wilshire in Los Angeles. Was a good show and that place is the best place acustically I've ever been in for a concert.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/14/05 11:27 AM

Ken
Did Bonnie play much of her older stuff (dimming of the day or anything off luck of the draw)?
The reason I ask is that she's going to be at Bass Hall (acousticaly FANTASTIC)
in Ft. Worth TX. next month and I was thinking of buying tickets.
Posted by: KC23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/15/05 10:08 AM

Bray,


Actually my wife is the fan, she even got the Raitt tickets. Bonnie played a very long set and I did hear her latest CD and much of what she played was not on the CD. So I assume it was a lot of her older stuff thrown in there.

The gal that opened for her was excellent as well and is on tour with her. Can't remember her name, but she wrote some of the songs for Bonnie.

Bonnie joined her for one of her songs and then she returned the favor for Bonnie for a couple of songs that Bonnie does that was written by her.

Tickets are reasonably priced and the music was good. I'd go for it if I were you.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/15/05 11:23 AM

Bray
I have a general policy in regard to Bonnie's shows. Don't pass go! Don't collect $200.00. Go straight to pick up those tickets. Always a great show! Covers most of her crowd pleasers and she has plenty of them. Not to mention her new material is excellent.
oz
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/15/05 01:55 PM

Yea, I got her new CD last week and I'm lovin it.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/15/05 02:01 PM

Watch out, or McDonald's will sue you.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/15/05 03:35 PM

Careful Peter, you're correct but you may also fall under the same suit for not using disclaiming that McDonald's is a registered trademark to McDonald's Corporation, etc., etc. and so-forth
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/15/05 08:39 PM

Today I have been all over the place. Musically speaking of course:

The Incredible String Band
Jackie DeShannon
Riki Lee Jones
Shawn Colvin
Neil Young
and Chet Baker
Not necessarily in that order.
oz
Oh yeah... and some Daring Adventures. What else is new?


Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/15/05 11:57 PM

Funny you mention McDonalds. We just ate at our new McDonalds that just opened up in our town. We live in a smaller suburb south of Des Moines, and this is the first larger fast food place we have received, unless you consider Sub Way another. We also have about 5 pizza choices..
Posted by: GregBe

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/16/05 01:33 PM

As opposed to the ridiculous amount of McDonalds near me in San Jose, CA. I think I can get to 5 different McDonalds in less than a 5 minute drive time. I have got to say sirquack that I am jealous of the town you live in.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/18/05 09:03 PM

The John Mayer Trio - Try
Very good cd!

"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
-- H.L. Mencken
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/20/05 09:09 AM

Last night it was some Bonnie Raitt "Souls Alike", Lynyrd Skynyrd "The Essential" and NickelBack "All the Right Reasons".
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/24/05 12:38 AM

Just finished listening to the Dianna Krall Christmas album. Very satisfying. These speakers present themselves so clearly that you feel that you can touch the artist. A bit frustrating with regards to Dianna Krall.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/24/05 12:39 AM


It was The Essential ZZ Topp for me today.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/24/05 09:55 AM

LOL! I know EXACTLY what you mean. More than once, I've fallen out of my chair as I leaned forward to give her a nice big smooch.
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/24/05 11:58 AM

Yea, I think my wife is getting jealous and the grandkids are always complaining that "grandpa never leaves the HT"
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/29/05 05:55 PM

Rush R30 DVD. Filmed in high definition. The picture and sound is spectacular. The crowd isn't as lively as the Rush in Rio DVD. Just got some cash for a birthday gift so QS8's and stands will be on order shortly. Yahoo!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/29/05 06:51 PM

Watched Finding Nemo with my grandson. Then we put in the Lucinda Williams Live in Austin DVD. Very nice.
Also
Rolling Stones Bigger Bang
Richard Thompson Front Parlour Ballads
and lots of Sirius Satellite Radio
oz

Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/29/05 09:08 PM

Relaxing to a little Diana Krall on my 10ft wide screen and awesome Axiom 7.1 speakers, currently listening to "Narrow Daylite." Man it sounds so good this grown man could almost cry.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/29/05 10:19 PM

Wife and son are asleep upstairs, daughter is asleep downstairs on the couch in front of the Axioms so I'm listening with headphones. I've got a nice mix going. The last couple songs were:

- Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool "Israel"
- Blue Öyster Cult, Workshop of the Telesdcopes, "E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)"
- Pink Floyd, The Final Cut, "Paranoid Eyes" (currently playing)

Pink Floyd + headphones = wow!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/29/05 10:34 PM

Jeez Randy. I was just listening to that disc today. I have the SACD version. WOW! Narrow Daylight is my FAVORITE track on that disc, and I have the same reaction to it that you do. It's truly a beautiful and moving piece of music.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/29/05 10:39 PM

Thanks Jack, I was listening to my DVD Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival in "Dolby Digital 5.1 + PLIIx M" using all 7.1 speakers. To be honest I can't imagine it getting any better, it truely sounds magical. I thought I was sitting on stage.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/30/05 12:26 AM

Just a small Floyd-fest. Wish you were Here, Dark Side of the Moon, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds (vinyl).

Before that, the newly discovered Thelonius Monk / John Coltrane CD. Definitely interesting -- I normally find Monk a bit too deliberate and Coltrane just noodles around too much for my liking (I like piano noodling but sax noodling annoys me), but together they balance each other out nicely.
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/31/05 04:34 PM

"Thanks Jack, I was listening to my DVD Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival in "Dolby Digital 5.1 + PLIIx M" using all 7.1 speakers. To be honest I can't imagine it getting any better, it truely sounds magical. I thought I was sitting on stage"

It really does sound magical. Unless people actually audition these speakers they just don't get it. I still get flack on other threads from folks that seem somewhat bitter towards "Axiomites"...

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70495

Whether it's denial or just a form of product loyalty of their own brand, who knows?
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/31/05 04:39 PM

Sorry, the link didn't work. One of these days I'll figure out how to make them work on this site...
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/31/05 04:44 PM

I find myself listening more and more to Damien Rice's "O". Truly remarkable album -- somewhere between Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" and David Gray. It's well worth checking out if you're looking for something new.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/31/05 04:44 PM

I'll help you I'm with the Axiom Link Police.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70495

Your right about the sound, it is magical.

Right now I'm listening to Styx


Posted by: littleb

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/31/05 09:54 PM

I got up from my nap, brewed some coffee, and thought to myself, that new HSU could use a workout. So I popped in my Live at Leeds CD, turned up the SPL and rocked on. Man, that CD never sounded that powerful before. Thank you, HSU research!! Long live Rock!!!
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/31/05 10:19 PM

This evenings line-up has been:
Melvin Taylor, Plays The Blues For You, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Play the Blues, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, Live Alive.

If you have never heard of Melvin Taylor, but like Jimmy Hendrix and SRV, you are in for a treat!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/31/05 11:42 PM

As we creep up on the new year, I'm watching my James Taylor, Live at the Beacon Theater DVD with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The EP500 is handling the bass lines beautifully; smooth, and clean, and cookin'.
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/01/06 10:28 AM

Happy New Year To All! I hope this New Year brings you all good health and prosperity!
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/01/06 10:12 PM

The BBC 3 had programming today featuring New Years concerts from all over the world, including a Porgy and Bess from the U.S. I'm listening now to the Vienna Philharmonic concert on the BBC repeat feature .
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/05/06 05:03 PM

Shakedown Cruise by Jay Ferguson
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/05/06 05:05 PM


Just got done with Nickelback, Styx and Bryan Lee.
Posted by: KC23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/05/06 05:41 PM

Got Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" for Christmas. An old favorite of mine. I recently got some M60ti and got to enjoy rockin/jazzy "Can't ya hear me knockin" with them for the first time and enjoyed it like never before.

"Sister Morphine" was amazingly haunting.
Posted by: dan_the_man

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/06/06 09:53 PM

ac/dc back in black

digital remaster, good for spl and bass.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/11/06 08:19 PM

Tonight it is a little "Moving Pictures" from Rush, "1984" from Van Halen, and "Unboxed" from Sammy Hagar..
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/11/06 09:11 PM

Took what, for me, I would have to call a journey to the "other" side.
I listened to my sons Audio Slave "Out of Exile"
Not bad but I can't stand that lead guitar. Bass,drums and vocals are great. The guitar was ok but a little showy for me. No make that a lot too showy for me. IMHO
After that I watched The March of The Penguins it was outstanding!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/11/06 09:31 PM

Talking about taking a walk on the dark side I listened to Merle Haggard today. I have had this disc set (3 disc set) for well over a year and today was the first time I put it on, I liked it.

After that it was followed with some SRV, Eric Claptons Crossroad dvd and the SRV Live @ Montreux 1985 .
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/11/06 09:41 PM

Hey! I got the SRV Live in Montreaux for Christmas. I haven't seen it yet. I think I'll be home from work again tommorow.(sick)I guess I should watch some of my new DVD's
oz
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/11/06 09:49 PM

I take you have the 2 disc set? I like the 1985 disc more than the 1982 one. It just seems Stevie has a better stage presents and he is more on his game as far as his playing goes. The 1982 disc is definitly worth watching but imo not his best dvd.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/11/06 11:33 PM

I've got that SRV dvd coming next from netflix...
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/13/06 10:48 AM

I have a day of house cleaning so I'm loading up both players today.
CD player:
Disc1, Mark Knopfler "The Ragpicker's Dream"
2. JJ Cale "Troubador"
3.The Doobie Brothers "Doobies' Choice"
4.Crosby Stills & Nash "So Far"
5.Bonnie Raitt "Souls Alike"

SACD/DVD palyer

1.Norah Jones "Come Away With Me" SACD
2.Alison Krauss+Union Station "New Favorite" SACD
3.Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms" SACD
4. Seal "Best Of" 5.1 DVD
5.Coldplay "Live 2003" DVD

The way my house is looking I'll have to load the players twice.

Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/13/06 08:10 PM

The wife and I are raising four of our grandchildren; after a long weekend with the kids home, the housecleaning chores take up much of our 400 disc Sony






....actually, even a standard weekend.....
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/13/06 09:05 PM

Darn, was supposed to get Holst: The Planets / Susskind, St. Louis SO (Sacd), and Dire Straits Brothers In Arms (20th Anniversary Edition) (Sacd) in the mail today for a family listening. Guess I'll have to wait until Sat. and do movie night tonight.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/13/06 10:22 PM

You will LOVE the Brothers In Arms SACD.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/13/06 10:38 PM

I've never heard it before on Sacd or Redbook, same with Holst. I'm really looking forwarding to hearing both. Ever since I got my Axioms and started reading this forum, I've decided I would really like to broaden my whole families appreciation of all types of music.
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/14/06 12:35 PM

We are raising a grandchild as well, a teenager (15 year old going on 21). I can't imagine four at once! It does allow me to listen to music that I probably would not otherwise hear. Hat's off to you.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/15/06 05:13 PM

Eric Clapton's 'One More Car, One More Rider' 2001 concert DVD in DTS ... the stuff Sunday evenings were made for.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/18/06 05:55 PM

Well Rick, I finally had a chance to listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble:Live at the El Mocambo.

All I can say is WOW! I never got the chance to see him in concert, as I was just getting out of college about the time of his tragic death. It is amazing how many people he has touched, especially with his playing style.

There was nobody like him, that is for sure. Now I'll have to start collecting his CD's and DVD's. Thanks man.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/18/06 08:24 PM

Randy if you really want to view a contrast, get the 'Live In Austin' DVD or the SRV Boxed Set DVD...the audio isn't too terribly well but Stevie is matured as an artist and a lot more comfortable with the crowd, sober as a judge and still plays his heart out.

I'm hearing there is supposed to be, OK ... *maybe* a live SRV DVD out sometime this year. You can bet your bottom dollar I'll be the first in line for the disc.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/18/06 09:52 PM

In reply to:

You can bet your bottom dollar I'll be the first in line for the disc.




Right behind me.

Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/18/06 11:54 PM

Ummmm, no.


Me.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/19/06 12:34 AM

I enjoyed the interview with the other two members telling about SRV, and their experiences. It was a well put togethor DVD...
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/20/06 03:13 AM

I had a few hours to burn before heading to work this afternoon, and popped in the SACD of Kind of Blue, turned it up, and soaked it in. I should do that more often. It's sonic massage therapy.
Posted by: BruceH

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/20/06 11:54 AM

I'll bet that sounds waaaay better than my vinyl copy.

I was trying to avoid buying a SACD player but now I guess I'll have to.

Do you find it really makes an improvement over the standard CD (Kind of Blue)?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/20/06 01:42 PM

The biggest improvement over CD is the way it was mixed for surround. The soundstage is very wide with great separation. The mix makes very sparing but effective use of the surrounds to help give a great sense of space, too.
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/20/06 01:50 PM

Thanks Peter. You have convinced me to buy it. I just got a new universal player and this is one of the few SACDs that I will buy (along with DSOTM) even though I already have the CD.
Posted by: Alex44

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/20/06 06:30 PM

Toad the Wet Sprocket...Sounds crystal clear just like I was in Santa Barbara at one of the local bars they used to play at..Just Fantastic through these M80ti's!!!
Posted by: warfer21

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/21/06 12:33 PM

Van halen DLR days - women and children first, 1984, and fair warning.

good prelude to the Morales and Pacquiao fight !
Posted by: warfer21

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/22/06 01:13 PM

Wow what a great fight!!

Today it will be "I mother earth" album scenery and fish
G'NR use your illusion 2

Then AFC-NFC championships
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/23/06 11:32 PM

Calling All Angels by Train

listening on Pandora DOT COM
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/23/06 11:35 PM

I'm gonna play on Pandora.com tonight.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/23/06 11:43 PM

Heck I'm listening to it while I cruse Axiom.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/24/06 11:18 PM

Jane Monheit on Pandora tonight, never heard of her until my Jazz channel I have setup with Diana Krall, Norah Jones, and others found the attractive Jazz singer, ohhhh I like...
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/26/06 09:37 PM

Time to bring this thread back.
Today it has been all blues. Mostly of the Mississippi Delta
Rory Block
Cory Harris
Keb Mo
Eric Bibb
Kelly Joe Phelps
Guy Davis
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/26/06 09:43 PM

A little SRV and Double Trouble, Disc 2 82-85 Montreux
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/26/06 10:07 PM

Yeah... it's great watching Stevie Ray and Johnnie Copeland trade licks. That is some great stuff!
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/26/06 11:59 PM

In reply to:

I listened to my son's Audio Slave "Out of Exile". Not bad but I can't stand that lead guitar.



That's a shame, Oz. I haven't heard anything off that album, but I am definitely a fan of Morello's playing. Very inventive, if I may say so.

Saw this on Richard's site today. If they're already reviewing it, that means I should probably be checking my mailbox in the next week or so, and I'm imagining you should as well. This calls for a nice bottle of something, dim lights, and the Axioms receiving an overdue workout.

I also got this (better view here) in the mail today. "The Bootlegs" is an apt description as the sound quality varies wildly (performances range from '81 to '04), but the range of material is great and the performances are uniformly terrific.

Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/27/06 09:44 AM

was listening to some Joy Division last night (i've never been able to appreciate them before, but have gotten into them lately) and some Stars. They are coming to town next week, should be a great show.

Also if anyone is looking for the best indie-rock album of 2005 check out Spoon - Gimme Fiction.

Have to admit i also watched a little hockey last night too...who doesn't like seeing the Leafs lose their 7th straight!
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/27/06 01:43 PM

Well, last night my lovely wife and I (plus another 14,000+ happy fans) were treated to a wonderful concert by Coldplay. Our seats were close enough to the stage to make it feel like you were sitting in your living room. If you are a fan, don't miss out seeing this band live. They definitely rock more in a live setting. The sound was extremely good for a live venue, however I do prefer my M60's!
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/27/06 06:15 PM

hey Shaun,
if you don't mind me asking, who opened for Coldplay?
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/28/06 03:49 AM

Brothers In Arms SACD arrived today. Sounds amazing. Very nice use of the surrounds, too.
Posted by: Amie

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/28/06 07:36 AM

The W2s!! Ian installed a bedroom system at our house this week (sigh . . .) and they really sound great in our room.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/28/06 11:14 AM

Seriously, Scott, have you been stealing my CDs? Stars is great album--picked it up on a whim and was really suprised.

It's nice to see Spoon finally get some critical attention. They've been around for quite a while and "Gimme Fiction" is by far one of the best albums I bought last year. Somewhere I read a story about Stephen King really digging these guys.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/29/06 10:55 AM

Leo Kottke/Mike Gordon "Sixty Six Steps"
I was turned on to this cd last week with 2 great tracks. Sweet Emotion and Oh Well.

Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/29/06 02:12 PM

Hi Scott,
Sorry for responding late. Fiona Apple opened for Coldplay. I am not too familiar with her music. Interesting artist however I thought the venue was a little too big for her style of music.
Cheers,
Shaun
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/29/06 03:24 PM

Fiona and Coldplay? I would have liked that concert!
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/29/06 04:19 PM

I'm going Feb.27th here in Dallas.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/29/06 04:52 PM

bastard.








Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/29/06 06:14 PM

That's MR. Bastard to YOU.
Posted by: player8

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/29/06 11:45 PM

That would be a good concert. I'm big fans of both.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/30/06 01:52 AM

So, do you trade who types which word or something?


I'm drunk. Blame Unibroue if what I said makes no sense.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/30/06 02:17 AM

Was listening to "Animals" by Pink Floyd. Had to switch it off on the second track (Dogs) because *my* dogs were singing along and driving me nuts. There are a few places where you hear dogs barking and howling in the background, and my dogs picked up on that immediately and started barking right back at the speakers. It was pretty cute, but only for the first few seconds.

Now enjoying "blessed silence". On the M40s, although it doesn't make much difference
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/31/06 11:06 AM

hmmm Fiona opening for Coldplay that's an interesting combination. While i can't confess to being a big Fiona fan (i own Tidal but just haven't listened to it much) her "new" album is supposed to be great - made a lot of best of 05 lists.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 12:28 AM

A little Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd tonight....
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 03:10 PM

Coldplay (X & Y). This cd grows on you. Very well recorded IMO.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 04:50 PM

To all you blues lovers. Mark, Bray, Rick, Mike and I'm sure I'm missing many others, sorry. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.00, go strait to your nearest music supplier and get Eric Burdon's new CD. This is the very same E.B. from Eric Burdon and the Animals. For you younger guys, the guy that popularized "House of the Rising Sun". His new CD is "Soul of a Man" and it is cooking. His voice is amazingly in top form and the band is tight as my Scottish poppi's change purse. I am totally knocked out and can't get this out of my CD player.

Disclaimer: Of course I have always thought that E.B. was one of the best interpreters of the blues and had one of the most unique and recognizable voices in music. Trust me on this one.

oz

Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 05:25 PM

Thanks Oz! I'll certainly get the CD ... why? Because I know for a fact whenever it comes to very good tunes you certainly have a great ear and I trust your judgement ...that's why!

I read your reply a few of days ago ...

>>>> Time to bring this thread back.
Today it has been all blues. Mostly of the Mississippi Delta
Rory Block
Cory Harris
Keb Mo
Eric Bibb
Kelly Joe Phelps
Guy Davis
<<<<

and darn near went into some serious withdrawals because my system has been down for a couple of weeks and it will be a couple of more weeks before the new room is ready for the gear, it's coming along quite well though.

Have you ever listened to this band Delta Moon, from up near your way in Atlanta? We saw them a couple of years ago at a blues fest and I really like their sound, I'm betting you will as well.


Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 05:34 PM


I've had my system down for only a couple of days and already miss it. It should be back up and running mid week I hope. For now it's been computer speakers and the blues selection on Pandora
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 07:07 PM

I'm still in touch with a number of old friends with whom I worked in Radio in the 1970s, many of which are still in the business. There is a LOT of buzz about this album and Burden's performance. Though it shouldn't, it surprises me when some of the old folks come up with some startlingly good stuff (Carlos Santana a couple of years ago, for example, and now Burden)
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 07:11 PM

>>> (Carlos Santana a couple of years ago, for example, and now Burden) <<<

Makes one (at least myself anyway) wonder what we may have missed had folks like E.B. been recording music all along.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 10:56 PM

In reply to:

Disclaimer: Of course I have always thought that E.B. was one of the best interpreters of the blues and had one of the most unique and recognizable voices in music. Trust me on this one.




Can't quite call myself an active blues fan (meaning I don't own a whole lot of blues cds) I've always enjoyed Eric Burdon. Great voice. There is an SACD of hits by the Animals and Eric Burdon.

I'll have to check out the new cd. Thanks Oz. Always looking to broaden my musical horizons.

Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/06 11:00 PM

While I have always had the deepest respect for Carlos Santana, I do not think this CD will bring the global attention to Eric Burdon that Supernatural brought to Santana. But then I don't I see this as a commercial attempt to ride the coat tails of some of the top contemporary vocalists on the pop scene today back to the charts either.
That is not to say that there is not some very good tunes on Santana's last couple of CD's but the brilliance is definitely in the marketing.

oz

Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 12:53 AM

Agreed!
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 12:24 PM

Shaun,
if you haven't had occasion to listen to either of Coldplay's earlier albums, i'd recommend them too. Similar to X&Y, and while not my favorite music, the recording/mixing/mastering is superb. I actually picked up X&Y last week and haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I grabbed a bunch of CDs at the same time and one of them was Fall Out Boy. I'm not a huge fan of their's either (it was dirt cheap), but have to admit Sugar We're Going Down is pretty catchy. So far it is the only song i've listened to on the album but it sounds incredible. A great recording job.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 01:42 PM

Scott,
I have every Coldplay cd & dvd issued. If you don't have the 2003 dvd/cd package check it out. The dvd is a concert filmed in Australia. As a bonus, a cd of the concert is included.
Cheers,
Shaun
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 01:56 PM

thanks for the tip Shaun, i actually do not have the DVD so may have to check it out if i can find it for a deal.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 07:24 PM

A little Scorpions cranked up right now to about 0dB's, wow. Good thing the wife took the kids to the mall.

"Walking on the Edge" man I love the Scorps, brings back college memories.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 07:29 PM

You guys suck.

I have my system down for a few weeks and now *everybody* wants to jump on the 'I'm listening to music and you're not...har dee har harr' bandwagon.

Jeeze.


Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 07:31 PM

With that I'll crank up a little SRV just for you Rick.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 07:34 PM

>>> With that I'll crank up a little SRV just for you Rick. <<<

Oh Jeez, thanks Randy. I really needed to hear that.


Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 07:50 PM

I have SRV on dvd right now, on the Hsu system while I set up my M80s.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 07:55 PM

Rick, all I can say at the moment is 'A-U-T-O C-E-N-S-O-R'


Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 08:16 PM

Thanks Oz. Between you and Pandora, my cd self-allowance has gone out the window.
Since I'm going to the store anyway............. I guess I could just drop by the cd store and have a listen.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 08:50 PM

In an attempt to save you some time.
Check out the title track which opens the CD
Track 4 Como Se Llama. Crank the volume a little on this one. Oh hell crank it a lot.
If that doesn't convince you. Then check out
40 days
Never give up Blues
Slow Train Moving
Devil Run
I think you like
oz
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/06 10:04 PM

Guess I'll have to pick it up tomorrow. I stopped by CC when I left Petsmart and they didnt have it.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/06 07:32 PM

OZ!!!!!!!!
Good Call!
So far I'm on track 2 "Kingsize Jones"..........WOW!
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/06 09:22 PM

Bray
I was beginning to think geez, that was a strong recommendation. What happens if people don't share your enthusiasm. Oh well I guess.
Glad you like it. King size Jones indeed.
oz
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/06 09:43 PM

Oz
The entire cd is OUTSTANDING!
You had good reason for your strong recomendation.
Besides being a very well recorded and mixed cd, the blend between guitar horns and sax is fantastic.
So far my favorite tracks are 2. Kingsize Jones (didnt listen to the lirics till the 2nd time) 8. GTO 10.Slow Moving Train, and my very favorite is 11. Dont Ever Let Nobody Drag Your spirit Down.
Thanks again.
You can bet the studio will be working to this CD tomorrow.

One more thing........ Oz, if you havent procured a sub yet, YOU NEED TO!
This cd has some GREAT loooowwww bass.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/06 10:50 PM

You guys sold me, I just ordered from Cd universe :}
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/06 11:00 PM

Bray
Yeah, we were kicking it out at the studio the last couple of days. My studio manager came in and asked if I wouldn't mind turning it down just a little bit. She heard it the minute she walked off the elevator. I said other than the volume what do you think. She said it sounded great just too loud.

Thanks for the heads up on the lf's. I hadn't thought about it but I'll have to try it in the HT setup.

Glad you like it so much.
oz
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/09/06 02:20 AM

Has anyone watched the original War of the Worlds DVD ? Made in 1953, 5 years before I was born.... the special effects are hokey by modern standards but it is a MUCH better movie than the recent WOTW, with the specific exception of the LFE track...
Posted by: mullhead

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/09/06 08:25 AM

I remember the Gene Barry one scaring the heck out of me when I was 9 or 10 watching it on black and white TV. I agree, the story is better. I think the narration really helped to fill in the blanks and set the mood. But, I did like the new one up to the ending, which was real lame to me. But, I gotta tell ya, when that little girl walked away into the field, I was freakin'. Also, when the sky started falling in the begining and they we're being searched for with that strange guy (I forgot who it was...John C. Reilly?...no...who was it????), me and my buddy were acting like scared little kids! Anyway...thanks for reminding me about the '53 version.
Posted by: WhatFurrer

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/09/06 02:35 PM

I already have it in my DVD Collection. Along with "The Day The Earth Stood Still".

WOTW '53: Most interesting in color...saw it also originally in B & W.

"Gort - Klaatu Barada Nicto..."

WhatFurrer
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/10/06 12:52 AM

John:
I have the original on DVD...great movie. Haven't even seen the new one!
Posted by: mullhead

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/10/06 07:26 AM

Oh yeah, that's a great movie, too. I need to check that out on DVD. Ya know, the SCI-FI Channel should do all those late 50's early 60's movies. Last night they played, Frankenfish? How about Buck Rodgers and Flash Gordon? Probably wouldn't hurt to see if those are out there on Google or EBAY, now that I think about it. (that thing they call the Internet is kinda like...cool)
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/10/06 08:43 PM

What am I listening to tonight? Don't ask!!

The kids are having a friend over for the night, and he brought his little stereo "Radio" with 2.2" "Worsenbose" no-range drivers that the only thing driven is me!...to insanity!! The kids are playing X-box thru the main system, so the racket from that is in equal competition with the little radio turned up to eleven.

The littlest one is in her room with her TV up unreasonably loud to drown out the din!!

And Grandma is in the sewingroom with her headphones on so she has no idea what she's missing!!

.....and I'm not about to disturb her, or the additional sonic distortion whould be neigh unrecognizable!!

What am I listening to tonight?

Don't ask!
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/13/06 08:06 PM

Just got Eric Burdon's new CD "Soul of a Man' will give it a listening tonight.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/14/06 07:28 PM

Crank it up!!!!!
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/15/06 09:03 PM

Got the kids a new flat panel for the end of the breakfast bar and stuck the X-box to it.

Got me back control of the main system!! Put on my ol' favorite: "Fender 50th anniversary" guitar CD and let 'er fly while doin' some more fine tuning of the system!!

Gettin better all the time!!

Yeah!!
Posted by: LightninJoe

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/18/06 05:23 AM

So I'm here at my ConFuser watching a couple of DVD's tonight. Looks and sounds great with the 21" LCD and the M3ti's. The wife has to get up early tomorrow so I didn't want to bother her with the main system.

The discs I'm watching are "The Kids are Alright," which is the seminal Who documentary, and the "Led Zeppelin DVD," specifically disc 1 which is a concert from late 1969 before Led Zeppelin became LED ZEPPELIN. And once again I am entranced and blown away.

I really am hard pressed to find 2 other groups that flat out RAWK the way these did back in the day. Whether it is with the wry (almost smirking) wit of The Who or the "naughty schoolboy" antics of LZ they both just walked out on stage and parted your hair. Even through grainy film and 35 years they both grab you by the short hairs and punch you in the gut. Un-f*ck8ing-believable.

I've always had an affinity for The Who. I grew up with them as my guide through adolescence. Whether it be the "F-You" statement of "My Generation," the furtive idolatry of "Pictures of Lily," or the wallflower uneasiness of "I Can't Explain" the always seemed to tell me that they too had been there. Later I came to understand that the genius of the band was that they took Pete's rantings simple or pretentious for face value and simply played the hell out oth them. Just flat out RAWK-UHN-ROWUHL. And that is the beauty of The Who as far as I'm concerned. Fragile, uncertain center wrapped in a bash-you-over-the-head flat out balls to the wall hardcore shell. No one has EVER made NOISE like The Who. Just watch the "My Generation" track from the Monterey Pop Festival, or any of the "Tommy" tracks from Woodstock. One of my all time faves is "A Quck One(While He's Away) from "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus." By the 'Stones own admission the RNR Circus was held from release for 30-plus years becasue they were so thoroughly outplayed by The Who. It's an amazing glimple at the pre-worldwide-fame Who at their early peak.

The concert on disc 1 of the LZ DVD again shows a band at their early, pre-megastardom peak. It was filmed in 1969 a couple of months after the release of "Led Zeppelin II." Watch the crowd closely and you will witness the birth of "head banging" as the kids in the front row literally start doing just that on the edge of the stage. I can only imagine the effect of a band, right at the tail end of the Woodstock era, just coming out with all knobs "turned to eleven" and just flat out nailing your balls to the wall like that. No concepts, no peace and love, just "whang whang bidibidibidi grrrrrrrrooooowwwwlllll all I want is to get in your pants tonight." The quintessential naughy schoolboys. I'm captivated by their easy familiarity onstage and by the sheer aggresiveness of their playing. Also, I defy you to find an exemplar of rock drumming eclipsing that of Bonzo in this concert. None exists. End of story.

Anyway, there's my bloviation for the evening. G'night.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/18/06 01:54 PM

Mark,
I am with you re: The Who and Led Zep. That 1969 Led Zep concert just blows me away every time I watch it. It's amazing to see how good they were that early in their careers. I am grateful for growing up with these bands around. Being in my forties now and able to look back on all the concerts I attended over the years. Wow!l There will be a huge void in rock when some of these old bands decide to pack it in. BTW, the only drummer that comes close to John Bonham is Neil Peart of Rush. Both were influenced by Buddy Rich (the world's greatest drummer).
Cheers,
Shaun
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/18/06 02:12 PM

Keith Moon was pretty good, too!
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/18/06 02:46 PM

The first drummer that actually caught my attention was Cubby(sp?)on the original "Mickey Mouse Club" in the 50s!

For such a little guy he really put on quite a show!
Rich.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/18/06 04:41 PM

Ya, Keith had a real unorthodox style. The only (Who)drummer I have seen that could play all Keith's stuff was Simon Phillips.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/18/06 06:34 PM

"Noone Like You" by the Scorpions World Wide Live Tour.

I'm about 60+ ft. away from my 802.11g router. I'm amazed there is no latency/stutter on my laptop, hmmmmm, not bad while I cruise Axiom sitting in front of the gas logs. Wireless rocks.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/18/06 06:47 PM

And now a little Diana Krall "I'm Just a Lucky So and So"

ya gotta love Pandora, I've got about 8 custom stations setup...
Posted by: littleb

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/18/06 09:25 PM

Sheryl was phat. I had a major crush on her, back in the day.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/28/06 09:37 PM

Oh my gosh, my thread fell onto page 2, yikes....

Ok here goes, tonight is 70's night, a little Steeley Dan, Little River Band, Cream.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/28/06 10:56 PM


I had some Merle Haggard on today followed up with some Elton John.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/01/06 12:09 AM

Wid, have you had a chance to listen to any of the Elton John SACDs? Curious as to the quality. I picked up "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" a while back but haven't done any comparisons with the redbook.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/01/06 07:24 AM


No I haven't, I only have red book cds.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/01/06 03:20 PM

>>> I had some Merle Haggard on today followed up with some Elton John.

Merle Haggard?? Man, I never pictured you as a Merle Haggard listener Rick.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/01/06 03:24 PM

I don't listen to much country music but I do like Merle
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/01/06 03:31 PM

Don't feel bad brother, I don't listen to too much of it either. I believe it comes from back in the day whenever my Mom and Dad listened to every country and Elvis LP on that, what do you call it, the all-in-one self contained Magnavox or whatever it was unit. Wow, I just remembered ... The Chipmunk's singing Christmas song LP. The old memory bank is really trying to remember now.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/01/06 03:34 PM

My parents had that vinyl when I was a kid. I remember the record was translucent red instead of the typical black.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/01/06 05:18 PM

Rick, don't you mean "Victrola"?

Just joshing. My Mom still has (and loves) a Sylvania console stereo made of real wood. You open the top and there is a record player and a tuner with a bunch of scratchy analog knobs. I've often toyed with the idea of rebuilding it from the inside out. She seems to like the form factor (God knows why), so I could drop a little receiver and a new turntable in there and rebuild the speakers. It could be kind of cool.

But I'm lazy, so I bought her a Sony boombox and am converting all her Polka LP's to CD.

The first option probably would have been more enjoyable, in retrospect.
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/02/06 07:48 AM

Last night I was listening to Keb' Mo's self-titled CD. I would recommend it if you like great vocals and blues guitar. This CD was also recorded very well.
Posted by: NeverHappy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/02/06 11:07 PM

Edguy - Rocket Ride (New) If you like harder stuff................go get it! Great CD and for once a metal CD that is mastered decent.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/03/06 12:37 PM

>>> Rick, don't you mean "Victrola"? <<<

Hey it sometimes certainly feels like I've been around that long Tom, what really hits home is having thirty something year old people calling me 'Sir'. Manners are great but sheesh that makes me feel ancient!

Rebuilding one of those old console systems would be a neat little project, update the components with a killer amp/receiver along with some kick butt in wall speakers. Would almost be like dropping a hopped up Chevy big block in an old hot rod, how cool would that be!

_____________________

I'll second the Keb' Mo' David ... good stuff!
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/05/06 09:50 PM

Just got Hotel California in DVD-A, gonna give that a spin tonight.
Posted by: dmn23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/10/06 09:56 PM

It's been a while since I posted, but I thought I'd chime in with a recommendation. Teddy Thompson's newest album hasn't left my car CD player for almost a week now. I ran across a review that said "he's a winner in the gene lottery". Very true -- this is good stuff.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/10/06 10:35 PM

A little Kansas for me tonight....
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/10/06 10:49 PM

That should only last for two tracks...
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/11/06 03:44 PM

The John Mayer Trio - Try
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/12/06 03:13 PM

Mark Knopfler's 'Shangri-La', great tunes thus far! I just picked up this and the John Mayer Trio 'Try' CD a couple of days ago, which I haven't had a chance to listen to just yet.

My system has been down for the past few weeks and I've had my head stuck in the construction of our new dedicated room for the past four months but things are back up and running once again and time to catch up with the listening...the room is sounding mighty darn sweet.

Oz, looks like I'm going to have to order that Eric Burdon CD 'Soul Of A Man' from the internet, none of the brick and mortar stores in my area have the CD and I've looked everywhere.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/12/06 10:20 PM

Do you have a "Borders" books and music?
Thats where I got mine.

Posted by: garence51

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/12/06 11:23 PM

Finally got the new M60's set up on Saturday, so here is our listening list since mid-afternoon Saturday:

Phantom of the Opera
Supertramp - Crime of the Century
Santana - Supernatural
Harry Potter Goblet of Fire [ever had your golden retriever stare at one tweeter from six inches away for several minutes during a movie??]
Knopfler - Sailing into philadelphia
Aimee Mann - Lost in space
Dutoit's Saint-Saens Organ Symphony
Annie Lennox - Medusa
Marley - Exodus
Talking Heads - Stop making sense
Pat Methany - Letter from home
Michael Mcdonald - Motown

Maybe we do like these speakers after all!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/14/06 09:08 PM

I'm sitting on my couch in the sweet spot, with my new MacBook Pro in my lap, streaming Pandora wirelessly to the Axioms.

Currently, the acoustic version of Fake Plastic Trees, by Radiohead is playing.

Life is gooooooood.

Oh, and my wife is out with the baby and Steven is asleep. The house is all mine!
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/15/06 04:36 PM

>>> Do you have a "Borders" books and music? <<<

Nope, nothing by that name around my neck of the woods Bray. Whenever it comes to music buying selection around my locale there ain't diddly squat anywhere near these parts. I'll order it online.

Joe Bonamassa 'Had To Cry Today' is on at the moment and who knows what is up next, maybe either Tommy Castro or Alan Parsons.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 01:34 AM

A bit of Alison Krauss for some relaxation before calling it a night.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 02:32 PM

In celebration of St Patrick's Day it is going to be:
Steeleye Span
Altan
Patrick Street
Van Morrison and the Chieftans
Maddy Prior and June Tabor
and of course the Waterboys.
might even do a jig or reel for good measure!

Happy St Patrick's Day everybody!
mcoz
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 03:01 PM

You forgot Flogging Molly!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 03:41 PM

and Thin Lizzy.....
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 03:42 PM

And Head West.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 03:52 PM

and the Pogues.....

(got all excited when they played Dirty Old Town on the radio this morning)
Posted by: Gkarf

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 03:53 PM

Who's Next, Moody Blues Greatest, Johnny Cash Solitary Man,Rick Wakeman Journey To the Center of the Earth, watching the NCAA's on mute. Guy
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 03:59 PM

and the biggest Irish act of all... U2!
Posted by: AshBoomstick

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/17/06 05:13 PM

don't forget about the pogue-less Shane Mcgowan!
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/18/06 01:11 AM

and of course The Black Irish Band, also known as the Hooligans of Jamestown. Would not want to miss them.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/19/06 11:57 AM

I have the "Eagles" in my living room doing the "Hell Freezes Over" tour for me.

I always forget how well this DVD is recorded.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/19/06 02:35 PM

Filter - Title of Record.
This is a bass-heavy cd!!!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/22/06 11:55 AM

Well today I'm talking the day off to finish up a few minor things in my new HT/Recroom in the basement, hope to have pictures posted asap. Anyway, I'm relaxing to a little Diana Krall at the moment, man she is good.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/22/06 02:23 PM

Well we are not very busy around the studio today.
Now that my ears a restored I am enjoying:

Paul Desmond The Complete Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall on Mosaic Corelli Concerti Grossi Op.6 Tafelmusik Baroque Orch.
Van Morrison Bang Masters
Richard Thompson from the Free Reed Box Set
David Grey Sell Sell Sell

Ah! it all sounds so good again!
oz



Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/22/06 09:31 PM

Tonight we watched "Mars Attacks" on DVD; rousing fun, the kids laughed all the way through it!


But right now; thanks to Bren......Thanx Bren!!....I'm listening to "The Ventures Greatest Hits"

27 selections on one little bitty CD!!

(I'll be here a while)
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/25/06 05:27 PM

Journey - Greatest Hits
I wish these guy's would reunite for a tour!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/25/06 05:35 PM

Now THAT's a guilty pleasure!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/25/06 05:50 PM

Yeah, I saw them a few years ago without Perry, and they sucked. Styx also sucked without the original members.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/25/06 05:51 PM

Oh, don't leave me an opening like that...
Posted by: Spoiler

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/26/06 08:57 AM

I had the honor of playing in a big band backing Joe Williams when I was in college. His soul and feel blew us away... I heard he past away fairly recently.

Posted by: WhatFurrer

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/27/06 05:27 PM

In reply to:

Yeah, I saw them a few years ago without Perry, and they sucked. Styx also sucked without the original members.


Yep...Styx without Dennis DeYoung is just out and out wrong...equally bad if not worse is ELO without Jeff Lynne...had that chance...said "NO!"

WhatFurrer
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/27/06 05:32 PM

I'm in the middle of '461 Ocean Boulevard' at the moment, Chris Duarte Group's 'Romp' left the airways a few minutes ago.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/27/06 11:33 PM

Radio Paradise.

Theyve been playing some GREAT stuff lately.
They also have a new 192kbps station.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 02:29 AM

Dianna Krall, The Look of Love- Feeling mellow tonight.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 10:57 AM

Tonight will be a movie night. King Kong, haven't seen it. Hope the LFE is good
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 04:40 PM

I just picked that movie up today Michael and we're also going to watch it tonight as well. I also picked up and just finished watching Otis Rush 'Live at Montreux 1986' and would certainly recommend it to my fellow blues followers, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton and Luther Allison jamming at the same time was quite a treat...all in DTS to boot!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 04:43 PM


We also have the KK movie for tonight, my hopes are high for this one.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 04:47 PM

Hey Rick I also picked up that new Nickelback CD today, listened to some of it on the way home from work and will probably play it through the system in a few minutes. Sounded really good in the truck!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 04:47 PM

Stayed home with my oldest son today. We watched his Jimmy Neutron DVD "Boy Genius" on the big screen, not to bad. Wish it had more LFE.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 04:53 PM

Rick, I think you are going to like that cd. On track two make sure you play it good and loud, there is a couple of bass notes on that track that should shake the house with the 600.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:00 PM

>>> there is a couple of bass notes on that track that should shake the house with the 600. <<<

Wow, no kidding! I believe I've found my reference *piss off the chucklehead neighbor* CD ... the particular reference DVD is 'War of the Worlds'.

It's nice being to do that every now and then!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:06 PM


I always hit repeat on that track
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:18 PM

Now you guys have me curious.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:18 PM

Man it does sound really good, wow is right!

I bet some of my neighbors sound like Carl Edwards on that TV commercial whenever Mark Martin has that little gymnastics dude doing the back flips across the parking lot ... *a 48 year old dude giving the system a good workout* .... "Crazy Old Man"

If you don't watch NASCAR racin', dismiss my babbling.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:20 PM

Do your boys like their movies as loud as their father does?
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:21 PM

Randy ... that's like twice we have replied at the exact same time. What the heck is up?
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:26 PM

Sonic, believe it or not my 19 year old son isn't into music or movies at all. I sometimes believe he thinks "Crazy Old Man" under his breath, he sure gives me that look at times.

I tried to set him up with a pair of 60s, the 350 and the HK receiver but he didn't want to have anything to do with it ... fishing, women and hanging with his buds seems to be more on his mind than music! Crazy young man.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:39 PM

You "tried" to set him up with that beautiful system and he didn't accept? Wow, he sure is a crazy young man! To me, you'd be the coolest dad ever!
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 05:53 PM

I know Sonic, we tried. Sometimes one has to wonder what the heck is going on inside of these young minds ... maybe in due time.

Maybe.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 06:24 PM

Rick, Well if he has the same thing I had on my mind at 19, it will be awhile before he cares much about music and movies I can barely get my 24 year old to come up from Orange County to visit " No women up there Dad "
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 06:28 PM

Yep, especially Star Wars, my 7 yr old likes it when the 500 rocks the house.

Rick, I'm suprised your son is not into music, wow, what is the world coming to? When I was younger that was all I thought about, cruising chicks and cranking up some metal music back in the 80's.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 08:00 PM

BrotherBob............

Or can I call you Dad?

What happened to the 60s and 350?
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/28/06 09:12 PM

No kidding man, back in the 80's I remember when my dad took me downtown to retail electronics store and bought me my first system.

Pioneer CS60 4-way loudspeakers with turbo bass woofers.
Pioneer Receiver
Pioneer 12 band EQ

Man it rocked.

ps: I still have the speakers in like new condition...
Posted by: snakeyes

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/29/06 11:57 PM

So guys, any reports on King Kong?
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 02:02 AM

Just my opinion.

We have a split decision. My left thumb up; my right thumb down. I really loved how the "connection" between Ann and Kong developed. In the original movie, Ann was terrified of Kong all the way to the end. In this one, a genuine affection between the two grows. I liked that.

I liked Kong too. A very realistic, believable primate; scarred, and just a bit ugly without being repulsive.

I thought the actress who played Ann was excellent. Kong wasn't the only one who connected with her.

I felt both Jack Black and Adrian Brody were miscast. Both did an adequate job of acting, but I didn't find them believable in their roles. Perhaps that has to do with the two actors who played their parts in the original. Black wasn't "huckster" enough, and Brody wasn't masculine enough.

I felt many of the jungle scenes were a tad over the top. I mean, Kong didn't fight just one T-REX. NO! He had to fight three. Giant worms, cockroaches, bats, yada yada yada. I loved the kid shooting the giant wasps(?) off Brody with a Thompson submachine gun while Brody was jumping and thrashing around. Having fired one of those things, I can tell you they are difficult to fire accurately. They rise as you fire. Realistically, Brody would've been swiss cheese. Those things were Just a bit overdone for my taste.

The sets and effects were terrific. Sound was excellent but not spectacular. It was neither too little nor too much. Overall, an enjoyable but flawed effort.

Again, that's just how I felt. YMMV!
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 02:13 AM

I thought it was good but nothing spectacular, great visual effects although it would have been nice if the movie was mixed in DTS. It's not a movie that I would watch multiple times, my wife and son had the same thoughts.

____________________________________________________


Bray, the speakers are sitting idle in the spare room. I had intentions of setting up and trying the 60s as two centers on either side of the TV but the 150 and 100 sounds so good above and below that I haven't done anything with the 60s. I'll be replacing the HK with a 5 ch. amp and a processor so at that time I'll set the 60s up with the HK either in my son's room or maybe our bedroom. Whenever I get a chance to play around I think I'm going to bring them out to the new room just to see how they stack up against the 80s in that environment.
Posted by: snakeyes

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 07:49 AM

Thanx
Posted by: Rapmon

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 10:58 AM

I've been listening to Fiona Apple's new CD "Extroadinary Machine" What a great CD. She put a lot of emotion into this one. It has a very jazzy sound to it, but also rocks. The next CD I'm looking forward to is from the Red Hot Chili Peppers due out in May. One of my all time favorites was Californication. Another artist I like is Poe, but it doesn't seem like she will ever release another one.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 11:09 AM

I had to put off watching until tonight.
Posted by: AshBoomstick

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 04:17 PM

In reply to:

The sets and effects were terrific. Sound was excellent but not spectacular. It was neither too little nor too much. Overall, an enjoyable but flawed effort.



hmmm...so not as good as when you saw the original in the theater then?
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 04:32 PM







Posted by: AshBoomstick

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 06:06 PM

heehee!!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 09:22 PM


Tonight it was Elton John, ZZ Top and some AC/DC, good and loud I might add
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 09:36 PM

Loud ZZ Top sounds like a great idea.
Thanks
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/30/06 10:20 PM

Tonight, I started with Andrew Lloyd Webber and went right straight into Gershwin!

...on CDs, folks,....

Hey! you're only as old as you feel!!
Posted by: jorge016

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 03/31/06 09:10 PM

Bruce Cockburn-Anything, Anytime, Anywhere. I stumbled on a 20 year old magazine article extolling Cockburn as a guitar player. I hadn't played much of his muxic for a while and it sure sounds great on the Axioms. Brilliant songwriter, quirky interesting performer. He has a real devoted following in the Twin Cities and has put on some memorable shows.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/01/06 09:09 PM

Movie tonight, a little War of the Worlds, on the big screen.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/02/06 03:42 AM

I picked up and we watched the recently released Collective Soul 'Home' concert DVD from Atlanta this evening. Both my wife and I really enjoyed this DVD and would certainly recommend it to any of our fellow Collective Soul fans...or anybody else as far as that goes.
Posted by: KC23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/02/06 08:49 AM

Was shopping around Best Buy the other day and they had that on the HT demo set up. Looked/sounded very good. Had never heard of the group before. Of course having the Atlanta Philomonic Orchestra backing em up did hurt.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/03/06 01:44 AM

I finally got a chance to watch King Kong, I have to say I really enjoyed the movie and the special effects, but I would also agree that the sound was not spectacular, they had a great chance with that type of action to really make the sound shine, but Imho they came up short.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/04/06 07:47 PM

Narnia tonight, should be good in DTS.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/04/06 08:56 PM

Right now I'm listening to REM's New Adventures In Hi-Fi. Before that it was The Flecktones (Left of Cool). Next up is Calexico + Iron & Wine (In The Reins). It's been a nice music night.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/04/06 09:35 PM

"In the Reins" is a fine little gem.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/04/06 10:33 PM

Love "Forever Changes"
Bonnie Raitt "Souls Alike"
David Grey "Sell Sell Sell"
T Rex "Dirty Sweet"

oz
Posted by: aladinsan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/04/06 11:04 PM

Dead can dance - Song of the Stars
Brendan Perry - I must have been blind
Nick Drake - Time has told me
Tim Buckley - Song to the siren
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/05/06 07:32 AM

First - Chronicles of Narnia. After my daughter went to bed, Miles Davis - Relaxing and Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus. All in all a very enjoyable evening.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/06/06 05:48 PM

have been busy the last week, catching up on Season 3 of Arrested Development (R.I.P.) as well as Season 7 of South Park.

Also been listening to some new cd releases the past week - Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Vines, Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara...as well as a few used ones I've picked up including the Novaks.

On a somewhat related note, did anyone watch the Junos this past week. I watched to see just who won the "best Alternative" award - love all the bands nominated Hot Hot Heat, Metric, Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers and of course BSS. Also got to see Broken Social Scene perform - outstanding!

For anyone who likes Arcade Fire, you owe it to yourself to check out Broken Social Scene, some great indie rock in the same vein as Arcade Fire. BSS are kind of like THE supergroup of Canadian indie music (members Feist, Stars, Metric, Treble Charger among others). I got a chance to see them live in a small club in Saskatoon recently and they put on quite a performance, i think they had 10 or 12 people crammed on a little stage up front.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/06/06 08:57 PM

That reminds me--I need to check out the new Flaming Lips. What do you think of it, Scott?

I got the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and was a bit underwhelmed by it. Not that the songs are bad, but they are too much the same. This is only after one listen, though. I miss that hard edge they had.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/06/06 09:05 PM

Coincidentally (or not), the first song on the new Flaming Lips album is called "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song".
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/06/06 09:06 PM

That is oddly unsettling.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/06/06 09:08 PM

Don't worry, so is the song!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/06/06 09:17 PM

I kinda figured as much. I think with the Flaming Lips you either love 'em or hate 'em.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/06/06 10:18 PM

It's never that cut and dried, though. Even bad bands -- and I am not implying that FL are bad -- can turn out some gems. You can hate them, mostly.
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/06/06 10:49 PM

I just received a bunch of Oscar Peterson cd's from Ebay today. (got a hell of a deal!)

Amazing stuff. If you think you may like jazz, but don't know what to buy. Pick up some Oscar Peterson.


Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/08/06 11:39 AM

The Wife just came back from shopping and got me a couple new CDs!(Whoopie!!)

A Jim Croce and a Creedence Clearwater Revival pair of fond memories!!

The CCR was fun; a couple of selections had a number of distorted instruments recorded in the hazy past, but it was a worthwile listen nontheless!
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/10/06 10:02 PM

you know what Sean, i haven't even gotten around to listnening to the new Flaming Lips cd yet. I popped in the Tegan & Sara cd and it hasn't really left the deck yet...except to catch some old Stones - Exile and some Iron & Wine.

As far as the YYYs new cd i'd have to agree...i've listened to it twice now and really haven't gotten much out of it. I'm not impressed with the Somethin Like a Phenomenon cover, kind of hokey. It almost seems like a thin album, hard to say with the YYYs but devoid of any passion. At least from what was their last album. Going to definitely give it a few more spins though before a final judgement.

Was listening to some tv/movie child stars tonight - Juliette Lewis & Jenny Lewis. Really impressed with Jenny Lewis' solo effort.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/10/06 10:07 PM

I think I remember hearing Juliette Lewis on the radio once. Can't really remember what her stuff sounded like. It was a while back.

Listened to the Flaming Lips album a couple of nights ago. A pretty good extension of Yoshimi. I like it.

Also picked up Broken Social Scene's "You Forgot it in People." Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/11/06 11:21 AM

Juliette Lewis is sort of a punk rock type of sound, lots of energy, screaming and running around on stage. Sounds much like a Joan Jett thing. Also draws lots of comparison to Iggy Pop - though i must say she is considerably better looking!

You'll love the BSS cd i'm sure.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/11/06 09:10 PM

In reply to:

Also draws lots of comparison to Iggy Pop - though i must say she is considerably better looking!




She's not quite as veiny.


Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 01:30 AM

Listening to Dereck And The Dominoes, LAYLA in SACD.
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 01:34 AM

Yo Yo Ma!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 01:36 AM

Hey, me too!

And Glenn Gould, and Sharon Isbin. And Antoni Volodos.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 02:27 AM

In reply to:

Yo Yo Ma!



Doug and Ken, I always like listening to yo yo's music. What cd's are ya'll listening to tonight?
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 03:09 AM

Mike, I wasn't actually listening to it tonight(while I work through tax returns), but since you asked, I'd suggest his excellent CD with the Dvorak and Herbert concertos , along with two shorter pieces.Tower has a sale on EMI classical CDs this month, if you're interested.
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 08:29 AM

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 10:09 AM

Yo Yo Ma plays Bach and The Dvorak Album.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 10:09 AM

So... How many CDs has Mr. Ma recorded?? I'm pretty sure he holds a world record or something... Every time I go to Border there’s a new Yo-Yo Ma CD on the new releases rack... incredible!
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 10:23 AM

My fav. cello concerto is Dvorak Op. 104. Good stuff...

Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 10:34 AM

I just like the music, I don't know the numbers... /tiny voice
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/14/06 02:19 PM

Thanks John. I will keep those recommendations in mind.

Doug, I have the same cd. Love it.

Ken, I don't have yo yo plays bach? I do have Vivaldi's Cello by yo yo and it is very good. $5.99 at yourmusic.com.

Vivaldi's Cello

Ennio Morricone
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/16/06 12:57 AM

Tonight it's-- Yo Yo Ma with Bach's cello suites. Simple and amazing.

Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/21/06 10:01 PM

My oldest daughter got me a "Sgt Pepper" CD to replace my destroyed-in-the-flood vinyl.

Groovy bit-stream!
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/22/06 01:16 PM

James Blunt - Back to Bedlam
Posted by: AshBoomstick

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/23/06 09:07 AM

In reply to:

My oldest daughter got me a "Sgt Pepper" CD to replace my destroyed-in-the-flood vinyl.



Glad to see you get by with a little help from your...family!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/23/06 10:34 AM

Just don't sing out of tune. They might stand up and walk out on you.
Posted by: zest

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/23/06 02:03 PM

the tradgically hip- that night in toronto
a great concert dvd, sounds fantastic on the new outlaw 990
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/23/06 03:56 PM

Yup,...I get by with a little help from my family, but then, they DO walk out on me if I sing out of tune!!

The sellection that really hit home though was "When I'm sixty-four"

It was a cute, interesting number when it came out in 67, and tottering old folks seemed like something to chuckle about then.

But ah ha, the surviving Beatles are there now, can they laugh at themselves!?

I wonder.

Not me though! Nope, not me! I'm still laughing! I'm not quite 62 yet!!

But the gal I married in 67 was the one that was with me back then when we used to sing along with that song on our old elephant-eared stereo. We're still married, and we now sing along with that song together today through our much better sounding Axioms!!

Guess in about two years, if we sing it together, I'll change the word to .."now" I'm sixty-four!
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/26/06 05:34 PM

This has really been a great thread.

For me at the moment it's Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown's "Back To Bogalusa" CD....it's great to be able to throw in a few tunes after having the system up and running once again.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/26/06 05:38 PM

...Y'all know what I mean.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/26/06 07:10 PM

...yep.

Chris Duarte Group 'Romp' on at the moment and they are sounding mighty fine.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/26/06 09:36 PM

Hey Rick!
Glad to see you've got the system back up and running. I bet you were jonesing for some blues.
Yesterday I brought the m22's home from work. I have had them there for the last couple of weeks while my AR amp was being repaired. Well the AR was done and I brought it and the 22's home and set them up in the bedroom. Test drove them with Bjork, Richard Thompson and Bonnie Raitt. The 22's sound real good with the AR amp in the BR. Not sure I'll leave it that way. I might switch them out with the 901's which are currently serving as mains in my HT setup. Then again I might leave it this way until I can spring for the QS8's for the surround and do it all at once. Decisions, decisions
Best,
oz
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/26/06 09:52 PM

Tonight it's Clarence Carter "Strokin'"


What a great song.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/26/06 10:39 PM

"Radio Paradise" is rockin tonight!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 12:13 AM

In reply to:

Test drove them with Bjork, Richard Thompson and Bonnie Raitt.




Interesting mix! It's like one of those IQ tests--which one of these doesn't belong?

All good choices, though. I've kinda been on a Bjork kick for the past few months. I find her voice incredible and fascinating. Not for everyone, though, I know.

Bonnie Raitt is like comfort music. Always good and never a bad time for it.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 12:50 AM

After watching Andrea Bocelli on Idol tonight, its time to pull out some of his music again, I forgot how good he is.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 08:09 AM

Yeah! I get like that once in a while. Speaking of IQ tests, I wonder if it's because I'm ADD or something. Anyway it's all good from Bach to Bauhaus and most anything in between.

oz
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 10:04 AM

Variety is a good thing.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 10:08 AM

Come on now. Somebody here has to have heard Clarence Carter's "Strokin'" before. If not, I'll have to enlighten you.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 10:19 AM

I had never heard of Clarence Carter until my wife enlightened me. When we were dating, she sang some of the lyrics to "Strokin'". So of course I married her!

Link to lyrics
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 12:48 PM

Re: Come on now. Somebody here has to have heard Clarence Carter's "Strokin'" before.
I still have a copy of this on cassette somewhere. I'll have to dig it out for a listen/laugh...
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 04:17 PM

Clarence Carter 'Strokin' ... great tune!

And other songs

Oz it is nice to be able to enjoy some tunes on the system once again. Would you believe I ordered Eric Burden's 'Soul Of A Man' from Amazon.com over a month ago and wouldn't you know it, the expected delivery date is May 10th! Sheesh. I also ordered a new Dion CD...yes that Dion from years and years ago.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 08:45 PM

Kickin' back with some Jerry Garcia Band, 'Keane College 1980'. Too bad Mr. Garcia is no longer with us...RIP Jerry!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 08:50 PM

Dire Straits, Sutans of Swing via headphones right now.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 08:54 PM

Chuck the headphones, unwrap the eighties and set the volume control on the Rotel to 'Fire The Damn Thing Up' Rick, it's almost Friday!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 08:56 PM


The family is watching a movie right now. Can't complain these HD 280s sound pretty good Hopefully this weeked I can burn up the Rotel amp
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 09:03 PM

I wonder if a set of 80's *could* be somehow made into a pair of headphones. Wouldn't that be a kick!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 09:04 PM

They would be a tad heavy I would guess
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/27/06 09:39 PM

They would be a tad heavy I would guess

That reminds me, I remember way on back whenever chest hairs were non existent and the top of my head had a grey less lock like you wouldn't believe. My at the time girl and myself parked on the shag carpet between a set of whatever speakers that were placed no more than 3 feet apart, facing each other, playing 'Stairway To Heaven' as loud as the receiver would go...chemically induced if I can recall.

Life was great.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/28/06 06:08 AM

Dion rocks. "King of the New York Streets" has been on my list for a while. It is a 3 cd Comp. I have already heard it(my brother has it) Didn't want to rip it because I know it's a keeper.





oz
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/28/06 07:29 AM

In reply to:

My at the time girl and myself parked on the shag carpet between a set of whatever speakers that were placed no more than 3 feet apart, facing each other, playing 'Stairway To Heaven' as loud as the receiver would go...chemically induced if I can recall.



Rick:
High Five! I used to lie on my back diagonally on my bed, with my head overhanging the corner of the "foot side" so my ears were unobstructed to the two massive speakers I'd have 2' off each ear.

Led Zep, Aerosmith, Rush, Nugent.... I still like a lot of that stuff. Actually, I think I'll go crank some Led Zep right now....!

Last night I think I had my system louder than anytime previous. Lenny Kravitz' "American Woman" was so loud that the overhead light was dimming to the beat. I guess I should attempt to trip a circuit breaker as my next logical step!

Edit: Jeeez, I forgot Hendrix. There really was no excuse for that, but it is early!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/28/06 07:40 AM

In reply to:

...parked on the shag carpet between a set of whatever speakers that were placed no more than 3 feet apart, facing each other,......chemically induced if I can recall.


Been there; done that! And was similarly induced. Oh the shame of my misspent youth!


Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/30/06 05:13 PM

Well, a few of my buddies just left. We just got done watching the RUSH R30 concert from a few years ago that was over in Germany.

Man, it sounded/looked so good with my Axioms and 130" diag. screen. I highly recommend this DVD for any RUSH fans out there.

Neal Peart's drum solo is one to remember always. In my opinion, he has got to be one of the best drummers of all time.

Oh yeah, Rick and Rick, they even did a SRV song.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/30/06 05:15 PM

Right with you there. I've got to get that DVD. I've enjoyed the bits of Rush in Rio I've watched, but I hope they toned down the crowd mics a bit with the new one. R30 was great tour, too!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/30/06 05:27 PM

I rented mine off of netflix, it was in Frankfurt Germany. Was there another one that had problems with crowd interferance? This one was not to bad, I tried various modes from PLIIx music and Direct Modes, both sounded real good.

I need to expand my music DVD collection...
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/30/06 05:29 PM

Rush in Rio has a lot of sing alongs, and the crowd is miced, shall we say, well. It's a lot like being at a concert. Apparently, some people don't like this. My jury is out on this one.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 04/30/06 05:43 PM

Ken I really didn't enjoy the 'Rush In Rio' DVD as much as I thought I would have due to the mic'ed crowed, great band but very overshadowed by the crowd noise in my estimation. On the other hand I recently purchased and watched AC/DC's 'Live At Donnington' and I absolutely enjoyed this DVD, the band was fired up and sounded great.

__________________________________________

I came home from work today (my 49th day straight!) and had a mindset to kick down a few beers and now my man Stevie Ray is in the middle of a few of his (in my estimation) great songs ... 'Cold Shot', 'Give Me Back My Wig', 'Texas Flood' and whatever else we can dig up. I've said it before and I'll continue to say for years to come, man I miss that guy. RIP Stevie!

The Sky Is Cryin'!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/01/06 10:09 AM

I think you'll like the Rush R30 concert in Germany, nothing like the Rio concert. Yeah the crowd was into it, but the recording is done very good, and the crowd did not bother me.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/01/06 09:56 PM

Thanks Randy, I'll have to give it a try!

Just wrapped up an evening that started out with The Band's self titled album followed by Trey Anastasio's 'Shine', Derek Truck's 'Songlines' and Tinsley Ellis' live performance 'Highwayman' ... Derek Trucks new album (Songlines) is especially good.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 06:37 AM

Last night I finished the rest of the Dire Straits then went on to listen to Black Label Society "Mafia".
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 10:57 AM

hmmm, interesting choice in music Mr. Wid. I think I would like....
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 08:46 PM

One thing is for sure they certainly were very different.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 09:33 PM

The better half and myself just finished touching up the music/TV room paint while Collective Soul was/is jamming....wifey and I don't hit too terribly much together with music but this is one group we both can listen to each and every day.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 09:48 PM

Man I can't believe my thread I started is almost over the 100 page barrier, this has to be a record.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 09:54 PM

I'll try to give it a little push by saying:

The Kingston Trio!!
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 10:08 PM

Can we say Creedence Clearwater Revival? For those of you 'younger' folks, this was a group that kicked butt back in that late sixties....even though the recording and mixing isn't up to today's standards I must this music is most definitely kicking butt on the Axiom's this evening.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 10:13 PM

Congrats for being the 100th page poster Rick.

Not sure if 38 going on 39 tomorrow, is considered "younger folks"?

Anyway, I used to listen to CCR all the time, I may have to break out my Greatest Hits CD's of them. I really liked them in the movie American Werewolf in London.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 10:23 PM

You guys are on short pages...it's only 34 pages here....
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 10:33 PM

Randy I remember 'back in the day' while being raised in a small town in Oklahoma at the community swimming pool ... (with two diving boards!) listening to both CCR and Three Dog Night on the loud speakers (not Axioms) while all of my older friends were in Viet Nam. '66 Chevy Nova's with lace painted hoods and quarter panels ruled!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 10:47 PM

40 for me. My viewing prefs are set to 25 posts per page.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 10:49 PM

I'm ending my evening with a little John Hiatt...'Greatest Hits, The A&M Years'. Good stuff!


Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/02/06 10:56 PM

I'm listening to streaming radio from KCRW as I update the family website with pictures. It's nice, mellow stuff (the music, not the family)
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/03/06 01:51 AM

I listened to the same stuff, on my 8 track in my 68 Firebird 400.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/03/06 07:41 AM

As yes; 8-tracks. Remember them well. Had one in my 69 Mach 1, and an "egg" at home.

Got rid of that "egg" as well as the tapes back in the 80s, and lost all my vinyl to a flood just a couple years ago(bummer).

Been slowly replacing the collection on CDs big time here lately.....been on a major nostalgia kick!!

Lotsa fun!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/03/06 12:26 PM

I listened to the first two and a bit of the third track -- damn short commute! -- from Tools' new album "10,000 Days" this morning. This is Tool at their best. I was doing the ol' head bop - steering wheel slap all the way in to work.
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/03/06 12:48 PM

Bro Bob, talkin 66Chevy II Nova's is really taking me back. Especially with 8-track tape players... that was my first set of wheels so it will always bring back the best of memories. I have to admit though, I really don't miss the loud "click/click" when the tracks changed. Really ruined the moment during "Nights In White Satin" if you were busy in the back seat.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/04/06 08:04 PM

This is rare; The kids are mostly outside playing and Momma is sewing and doing good stuff in the kitchen and I got the main system to myself and I'm lettin' fly with some of the "New old Rock" I've picked up to replace some of my old lost vinyl.

And ya know(I don't get to do this often enough) but these Axioms are soundin' real good!!!

Ok, so the imaging isn't as pinpoint accurate as in the old house, but, that aside; these babies ROCK!! And my sub knocks the poop out of what my new cans can produce!!

Time to re-discover my M50s!!

Gotta luv 'em!!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/04/06 08:06 PM


Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/04/06 09:20 PM

100 dpi???
Posted by: viscera912

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/05/06 05:13 PM


soulive- turn it out hit my groove/jam craving last night, im looking forward to relaxing tonight with some soul ballet and gotan project...now if i only had those axioms, it would help right?

jason
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/05/06 05:18 PM

In reply to:

100 dpi???



Ooops... in my rush to post it, I didn't resize it. Lemme see if I still can!
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/06/06 01:06 AM

Relaxing and listening to some Simply Red.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 09:57 AM

off topic a bit, however, Friday night we had some friends over and enjoyed "Open Range" on the big screen. Man the gun fight scenes sounded awesome on my Axioms, I kept ducking as the bullets sounded like they were all around. There was also many scenes where there was thunder/rain in the background, man the EP500 rocked the room. To awesome....
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 10:26 AM

One of my favorite 'demo' movies, Randy. Not one person, for whom I've played the opening rain scene, has failed to turn around and look up for the rain. Remarkable.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 08:17 PM

Randy I picked up Rush's 'R30' DVD today and watched a little, much better sound than the 'Live In Rio' DVD. Thanks.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 08:29 PM


I had on some Elton John earlier and now it's some Skynyrd.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 08:43 PM

Thanks Rick, let me know what you think is better, 5.1 or stereo(direct) modes. I was telling Wid the other day I experienced some boomyness(?) during certain songs, not sure if my sub was running to hot, or if my position of my speakers need to be tweaked? Overall I lived the Direct or Pure Direct mode better, I'll have to keep experimenting...
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 09:12 PM


As a Rush fan I will have to check this one out.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 09:23 PM

Randy I only listened for the first couple of songs and I had my H/K set to Logic 7 7Ch Music and it sounded perfectly fine for me....much better the the 'Rio' DVD.

I typically do not listen to live music or concert DVDs in stereo mode, just a habit.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 09:42 PM

Yeah, thanks a lot guys.

I just get done tellin' a young man on another thread that stereo is the only pure way to listen to tunes, and y-all come along and try to get me back to trying the SACD function on my DVD player.

.......the power of suggestion.......unfair.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/07/06 09:50 PM

If you try the SACD you may never go back, there are some truly great SACD's out there.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/07/06 09:57 PM

Neil Young: "Living With War"
It comes out tomorrow.
You can listen here! It's time for us old hippies to get off our complascent asses. Leave it to a seventies icon and the composer of "Ohio" to speak his mind.
It is now becoming fashionable to speak out against this administration and the neocon... sorry I don't want to start another war here.
Let's just say the music is very good.
http://www.hyfntrak.com/neilyoung2/AFF23130/
You can read a review here.
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/observer/archives/2006/04/28/living_with_war.html#more
Personally, I think all you guys and girls north of the border should be very proud.
oz
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/07/06 10:35 PM

Ok; HomeDad and oz, I got it all figured out!

I'll get "Living with War" on SACD and have both bases covered.

....now all I have to do is divert some cash from the gas tank to get some new cables and the disc.

(guess I could walk into town)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 11:13 AM

I'm glad you said it first. I love Living with War.

Another fantastic new release is Bruce Springsteen's new album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. Acoustic/roots/folk/Americana. Love it!
Posted by: rdwarn

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 04:20 PM

This is kind of changing musical directions here but has anyone listened to the new Tool disc "10,000 Days"? It's kind of heavy and intricate at the same time and sounds awesome if you have a "good" main-speaker sub combo.

I listened to it on a pair of M60's and a SVS PB10 sub.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 07:48 PM

Thanks for the tip Peter. I'll have to check it out.
I also heard Pearl Jams new anti-war release today. Very strong emotional stuff. The best I have heard from them in a while. I'm glad to see people are finally speaking out.
oz
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 10:43 PM

rdwarn, I posted about the new Tool disc here. I've since listened to it on my M22s and SVS PB12. Lots of great music coming out recently.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 10:45 PM

I've heard a little of the Pearl Jam CD, too (curiously named "Pearl Jam"). I'll give it a better listen when I can, but I liked the raw feel it the couple tracks I listened to had.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 11:19 PM

I went on a mild cd shopping spree

Tool - 10,000 Days
Tool - Aenima (I figured it was about time I own this...)
Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam (the new one)
Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror (best of)
David Gray - Life In Slow Motion
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise (on my sister's recommendation)
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
Miles Davis - The Complete Rebirth of Cool

I haven't gotten around to the Pearl Jam yet, but I've listened to the Tool and David Gray, and have just started on Death Cab For Cutie. I really like the David Gray album - all around excellent songwriting - Ain't No Love might be the best ballad I've heard all year. The new Tool is well - like Peter said, Tool in fine form - an awesome thing for the ears. Death Cab For Cutie is interesting - on the surface it seems pretty poppy but it's got some depth to it that I'll need to listen to a little more.

Sufjan Stevens is a really interesting artist. He is doing a project where he travels to each state, spends some time living there and then writes an album about that state (things that happened there, local stories, famous figures, etc). It's very ambitious and he goes through a really wide variety of styles on Illinoise. Somewhat like a cross between Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith and Wilco. Some of the tracks are pretty boring, but there are a few stunners and as an album it's a really interesting experience. Definitely worth a listen.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 11:34 PM

FYI, Death Cab is available in SACD. I haven't heard the new Sufjan album, but have his "Michigan" album. Very time consuming project he is attempting.

I'm mad at myself for not picking up the new Tool CD last week wen it was on sale for ten bucks.

Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 11:40 PM

huh, what?


Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/08/06 11:42 PM

Hmm, what are you talking about?

(thanks)
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/09/06 12:00 AM

Did I miss something? How did the title of the thread change to, So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian!

Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/09/06 12:02 AM

Okay back on track
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/09/06 12:14 AM

For a minute there HomeDad you had me wondering as well, I had to go back to the main forums to see the title was still the same...
Posted by: emorphien

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/09/06 12:35 AM

so is this thread actually about what you're listening to anymore? haha
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/09/06 12:54 AM

Since when have we EVER stayed on topic?

Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/09/06 07:56 AM

Adam,

So what did you think about the Miles Davis CD that you bought? I just ordered Round About Midnight online a couple of days ago but it is not yet in my hands.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/09/06 10:30 AM

HD
Sorry It was just what I was listening to at the time and a little side comment to go with it. Everything looks to be normal again
oz
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So why are you listless tonight? - 05/09/06 11:23 AM

Sometimes it's easier for an outsider to see the hypocrisy in any given system.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/09/06 11:27 AM

Oz, everythings always good on this board I was just curious as to how it was done.
Posted by: oz350z

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/09/06 11:51 AM

HD
No problem here! I just thought it deserved a reply since I was the culprit.

I guess it looks more logical in threaded view. Then if somebody slightly changes the heading only those commenting to that heading show under that little tributary.

Peter... the mischievous look in the eyes of your avatar is perfect for you. That was very good. Always a pleasure.
oz
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/12/06 04:25 PM

I finally gave the new Tool a proper listen. And by proper I mean really loud. One word: awesome.


Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/12/06 04:59 PM

Poor Ernest.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/12/06 05:33 PM

Ernest?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/12/06 10:20 PM

your neighbor. The funny older man in the brown house next door.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/13/06 06:45 AM

Oh yeah...well, there is the other half of the duplex between him and me, so if he heard anything it was probably fairly muffled.
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya...OK if it takes a Canadian! - 05/13/06 11:37 AM

Adam, If you like Miles Davis stuff, you will like Horace Silver, "Song for my Father". Mr. Silver was a pianist/composer who played with Miles Davis in the early to mid 50's with other legendary jazz musicians of that eara. Great stuff. If you like Davis, you'll like Silver.
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/13/06 09:30 PM

Oops! Didn't intend to bring up that "Subject" again... sorry.
Posted by: cgrface

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/13/06 09:36 PM

Getting back on track once again, It's Jazz tonight. Starting off with Miles Davis's Prestige Profiles, then on to Chris Botti's To Love Again. Finish the night with Mr. Davis again in Kinda Blue. Chris Botti does a great job along with David Sanborn in Flemenco Sketches that would do Miles proud. Life is good...
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/14/06 11:21 AM

In reply to:

I finally gave the new Tool a proper listen.




Me too. Although I didn't crank it up. My downstair neighbors might object.

On the title track (I think) the thunder sounds seemed to come from behind me. Creeped me out for a sec. Seems like it was recorded out of phase or something.

Also, I made myself dizzy looking through the little goggles.

One more thing--doing a crossword puzzle while listening to Tool (yes, you read that right) came across this clue:

54 down: Audiophile's brand

Answer: Bose

Go fig.

Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/14/06 02:17 PM

That makes me want to cry.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/20/06 07:39 PM

A few buddies and I are downing a few cold ones and waiting for the NASCAR race to start. High Def on a 125" screen is going to be so cool. "Crankkkkkk It Uppppppp"
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/21/06 12:44 PM

cgrface, good call on the kinda blue. My favorite Miles album. I've been revisiting my MJQ - Concorde CD again lately. I think I might play "The shoes of the fisherman's wife are some jive ass slippers" now - hands down the best title for a song ever.

Cheers.
Posted by: varkha

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/22/06 12:51 PM

John Pizzarelli live at Birdland. Very "live" - the surround accurately brings the ambience of the live venue with the audience sounds and what not. The music is great and went really well with a glass of Beringer Riesling. I could not resist listening through the more than 2 hour concert in one shot.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/22/06 02:14 PM

I took my wife to see John Pizzarelli at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA last year. It was an amazing show and we had a great time. I'd definitely see him again. Such a relaxed stage presence. His hands look like they're not even working when he plays.
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/22/06 06:01 PM

Gorilla Biscuits

Sometimes, you just need to kick it old-school.

J
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/26/06 08:25 PM

Kicking back a cold one and enjoying my second day off in a row after working 7 days a week straight since mid-February, enjoying Robert Plant & Jimmy Page's 'No Quarter' Unledded DVD ... DTS.

No work tomorrow or Sunday either. I'm stoked!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are you listening to tonight? - 05/27/06 09:53 AM

Cheers Rick, hope you enjoyed that cold one!
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/29/06 12:48 AM

Tonight the thoughts of Memorial Day led me to again listen to the great music Richard Rodgers composed for the old TV series Victory at Sea . Dramatic and at times beautiful and moving, especially when we think of all the guys and gals who didn't come back to enjoy the great life that's available to us.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/29/06 10:21 AM

Jeez, John! That's a real blast from the past. I remember watching Victory At Sea on TV when I was a kid. Great show; great music. Being a WWII history buff, I'd like to go back and watch them again.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/29/06 10:21 PM

Jack, a three DVD set of the entire series is available now with of course mediocre picture and sound quality from 1952 when it first was shown. The CDs of Rodgers's great score were recorded years later in fairly good stereo.

Incidentally, did you happen to get that Gershwin collection?
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/30/06 01:25 AM

Funny you should ask about the Gershwin. I just got this email

"The following item(s) from your order, 5774409 has been canceled because stock is no longer available or per your request. Please be aware that an "Add to Bag" button does not guarantee an item will be available, but we do make every attempt to completely fulfill orders.

The following item(s) has been canceled:

1 CD Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture, etc / Marshall 12.74
Ships Within 5 Days
"

Mumble grumble!

I've done some searching and they all say pretty much the same thing - "back-ordered" or "no longer available," etc. I fear it's out of print, so to speak. DRAT!
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/30/06 02:13 AM

Okay, Jack, the set is essential, so go to Crotchet and in the keyword search box at the top type 5620562, which is the catalog number. They should definitely be able to ship it right out. If you have any problem let me know.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/30/06 06:33 AM

Victory at sea is a set I'd really like to get! One of the first series on TV that brings back tons of good memories! The music was the first! The announcers voice alone was extreemly noteworth and perfectly matched to the program, and the action certainly helped me decide on joining the Navy ten years later in '62.

Great series!
Rich.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/30/06 09:13 AM

Order placed. I hadn't thought of ordering it from the U.K. DUH. Only the second time I've ordered something from overseas, but the transaction was painless. Checked the conversion rates, and though it cost me about $4 more than if I'd gotten it in the U.S., the price was NOT excessive. Thanks, so much, for the help, John. Much appreciate it.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/30/06 09:46 AM

Hmmmm......wonder if I can order a set.....let's see; "Victory At Sea".....

.....from JAPAN!!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/30/06 11:39 AM

Jack:
They might likely be PAL and not NTSC, you may wish to check if your 2200 plays/converts PAL dics (some do, some don't!).

PM me if your 2200 doesn't play PAL!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/30/06 12:14 PM

Thanks Mark, I shoulda made my "order placed" a bit clearer. Mea culpa. The order I placed in the U.K was for the Gershwin CD, not the Victory At Sea DVDs. I'm not sure whether or not my Denon 2910 plays PAL DVDs, but I know that I can set my Oppo so that it does. Thanks again.
Posted by: Lorenzo1000

Re: Victory at Sea - 05/30/06 02:06 PM

The 2910 will play PAL DVDs. There is an option in setup for that.
Posted by: inthedeck

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/30/06 03:22 PM

I was recently listening to some songs by Rockapella. Let me tell you, I have never heard their music before, but now that I have, I must say, they are a pretty decent group. If you haven't ever heard of them, think back to "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" and you might remember them. I must say, the axiom's bring them alive.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/30/06 04:05 PM

Man, that show started getting hilarious near the end. You could tell that Rockapella was completely sick of singing that same song...
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 05/30/06 09:02 PM

It's my guess that this thread speaks to the demographic of the forum members.

I can't believe that I didn't get any 'props' for my throw out to Gorilla Biscuits. Oh well, that was last week. Tonight, it is Wellenbad. Nice and chill.

Groovy.

J
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/07/06 07:28 PM

Off to Walmart to check out some CD's and DVD Audio's, oh man did I really say Walmart, Tom Tuttle is going to go nutz.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/07/06 07:51 PM


I'm listening to some Robin Trower 20th Century Blues, via headphones.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/07/06 08:07 PM

I'll decline, for the moment. But I do wish you'd either shop elsewhere or leave me blissfully unaware.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/07/06 09:55 PM

Tonight a little Jim Croce.

Also on cans!!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/07/06 11:03 PM

No no no. It's Time in a Bottle, not cans!
Posted by: snakeyes

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/08/06 08:44 AM

Tom whats your deal with walmart? just curious. you can pm me if you wish as not to hi-jack.
Jake
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/08/06 02:46 PM

Quote:

No no no. It's Time in a Bottle, not cans!




Rats; I feel really defeated here.

I listened to that entire album again this morning looking for a witty rebuttle.

....couldn't find one.


Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/08/06 03:22 PM

As long as it's not Tom in a bottle. Or cans.

Elton John 11-17-70. Still Great.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 12:13 AM

Jazz at the Pawnshop (volume 3). A simply outstanding recording. You can almost hear the kegs being tapped in the background!
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 10:48 AM

Listening to a little Bright Eyes today to warm up for the concert tomorrow night....should be great!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 08:32 PM

Earlier it was Anthony Gomes, then Buddy Guy now it's Jonny Lang.

All through the 280s.
Posted by: littleb

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 09:10 PM

JL, the boy from Fargo, ND.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 09:33 PM

>>>>Earlier it was Anthony Gomes, then Buddy Guy now it's Jonny Lang.

All through the 280s.

Rick I believe Buddy Guy's 'Lucy Mae Blues' from his Blues Singer album would be a good reference song to show off the system.

Sade a little earlier, Warren Zevon and now J.J. Cale ... I can't hear much though, this nasty head cold has me kind of dizzy.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 09:55 PM

Mostly, a lot of Government Mule the last few days.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 10:07 PM

Mark I just listened to the Deja Voodoo CD yesterday, I really like their music. Good stuff!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 10:11 PM

With what limited exposure I have with them................I like.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 10:21 PM

Gov't Mule's lead man Warren Haynes plays with the Allman Brothers Band ... can't be too shabby!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/09/06 10:27 PM

Not sure what you all think, but for some reason right now I've got "My Way" by Frank Sinatra cranked up to about 0dB's. I've been thinking about Joe V's situation and I just thought of this song. From what I've known/heard about this great person, it seemed this song was written for him.

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, Ill say it clear,
Ill state my case, of which Im certain.

Ive lived a life thats full.
Ive traveled each and evry highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, Ive had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, Im sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

Ive loved, Ive laughed and cried.
Ive had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
I did it my way.

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way!


God Bless you Axiom Joe
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/15/06 10:01 PM

It's the Very Best of Curtis Mayfield right now, via headphones.
Posted by: Thasp

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/15/06 11:53 PM

Lots of Alice In Chains.

I like playing pre hardcore heroin, then post hardcore heroin AIC. The sound is so different, but both are likeable.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/16/06 12:03 AM

Cranking up a little Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble tonight. Pre Miller Lite and Post Miller Lite sound about the same, ok time to break out the hard stuff, or finish off the 12 pack.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/16/06 12:12 AM

It's Def Leppard for me tonight.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/16/06 12:55 AM

Oh geez, Randy, I didn't know that you don't like the taste of beer.

Everything on random tonight - particularly enjoyed Supertramp Crime of the Century.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/16/06 08:19 AM

Hey Tom, well after spending $180 bucks at Wally World on groceries, didn't have a lot of money left for expensive beer.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/16/06 03:52 PM

You've got some seriously messed-up priorities, my friend.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/16/06 03:53 PM

The family has to eat man, can't afford HyVee like Sonic Fox, ha ha.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/16/06 11:50 PM

Relaxing to the Little River Band right now on Pandora, and cruising Axiom forums on the BIG screen, to cool. These 60's are imaging great, I swear my center channel is on right now, NOT.


Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/17/06 08:27 PM

We're having a 'hang around the house' day, had the two Sony jukeboxes on no delay shuffle for most of the day then I slapped in a couple SACDs....starting off with my main man Stevie Ray's 'Texas Flood', Michael McDonald's 'Motown and now we're listening to Mark Knopfler's non-SACD 'One Take Radio Sessions'.

OK hurricanes, we're ready .... I now have the windows and doors hammer drilled with the lead anchors inserted, stainless screws in place so the house is now 'hurricane panel' ready.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/19/06 02:51 PM

Listening to a few new CD purchases the past couple of days...top of the list is Cuff the Duke. Great cd for those of you that like a little country with their rock. "Belgium or Peru" and "Anti-Social" are definite strong points.
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/21/06 11:12 AM

Working at home today!

Yo Yo Ma Essentials!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/21/06 01:46 PM

My mama's what?!?!

Working at Work today. Pandora!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/23/06 07:45 PM

Well the wife took the kids up to visit her parents for the weekend. I had to work today, so I was unable to go, darn. A bunch of my drinking buddies are coming over to slam down a few cold ones and watch stupid comedies. So far "Old School", "Dazed & Confused", and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" are the possible choices.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/24/06 12:57 AM

Fast Times is a comedy? Since when are boobs funny?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/24/06 01:13 AM

"They're not fake if you can touch them"
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/24/06 01:31 AM

Quote:

Since when are boobs funny?




Two boobs walk into a bar and. . .

You know, I can't, it's just not funny. I tried.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/24/06 08:45 AM

If you watched Old School then I hope that you raised one in honor of the guy that played Blue. I heard that he died a few months back. Sad, but no shock as he appeared to be pushing 110...

BLUUUUUUE!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/24/06 10:44 AM

"Your my boy Blueeeeee."
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/25/06 12:37 PM

Right now it's Chris Botti (To Love Again). Nice and relaxing for a Sunday morning.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/25/06 01:10 PM

Listening to Pandora.com right now, Aldo Nova's "Fantasy" just came up. Man this sounds good cranked up on my Axioms.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/25/06 01:50 PM

At the moment I'm listening to the sound of thunder, the highs are crisp and clear and the LFEs are making the dog scamper....a very remarkable audible as well as visual experience!



Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/25/06 08:13 PM

KT Tunstall's 'Eye To The Telescope' is a CD I picked up today off of a whim and am actually enjoying.

I particularly like track #4 ... 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree', although the whole CD is within my taste.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/25/06 08:27 PM

DING DING DING ... we have winner!

OK all my fellow blues fans, pick up Dion's 'Bronx In Blue' CD, you'll *not* be disappointed ... and I guarantee that!
Posted by: curtis

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/26/06 12:59 AM

Here's the mix I had on and off throughout the day....

Celebrate - Ray Montford - Shed Your Skin
When You're Older - Kate Earl - Fate is the Hunter
Be Be Your Love - Yamagata, Rachael - Happenstance
Better Together - Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams-F
Back Door Man - Sarah McLachlan - Solace
Feelin' The Same Way - Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
When The Heartache Ends - Rob Thomas - Something To Be
Mary Shut The Garden Door - Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat
Chariot - Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
Passion - Ray Montford - Shed Your Skin
Things I Miss The Most - Steely Dan - Everything Must Go
Loki Cat (Featuring Billy Corgan) - Jimmy Chamberlin Complex - Life Begins Again
I Can See Clearly Now - Cole, Holly - The Best of Holly Cole
Come as You Are - Abair, Mindi - Come as You Are
Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales
Why Georgia - John Mayer - Room For Squares
Into the Fire - Sarah McLachlan - Solace
Morph The Cat - Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat
Chemical Party - Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
100 Years - Five For Fighting - The Battle For Everything
Speed of Sound - Coldplay - X&Y
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/26/06 12:02 PM

Now we can check this link for current radar map of FL.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/26/06 05:21 PM

During my lunch break today, I picked up Keane's new album, Under the Iron Sea. I look forward to checking it out tonight. I thought their debut, Hopes and Fears, was excellent. They sound a bit like Coldplay, but with a better vocalist and no guitars.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/26/06 08:54 PM

I liked the Keane's first album, too. Saw the new album for sale at the store this weekend but I had a couple other cds I wanted. Too many cds to buy and not enough money.

Mary, let me know what you think of the album.
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/26/06 09:14 PM

Ellen Alien - Berlinette
Superpitcher - Various

I'm still in the "if it's not German it's scheiss" phase.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/26/06 10:26 PM

Turin Brakes "Ether Song"

Good stuff.
Reminds me of Love and Rockets.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/27/06 06:10 PM

Mrs. medic8r and I both like Coldplay and Keane. I'm also curious as to what you think of the new Keane album.

I'm mad at Coldplay because they sold seats at their concert that were behind the stage. Not knowing the layout of the arena, I bought said seats. Sound was unbearable, so after a few minutes, we moved to the opposite end of the arena and stood in an aisle with a center view. Needless to say, much better sound, and the concert was good, if short.

Saw Queen the following week, same arena, same stage set-up, and guess what: those same sections were closed off. I had done my homework this time and we had excellent seats. I don't know if it is up to the band's management to determine how many sections of the arena are offered for sale, but Queen did it right.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/27/06 07:18 PM

Quote:

Mrs. medic8r and I both like Coldplay and Keane




...mmmm hmmm. And how do you feel about that? What do you think it means?



ObTopical: The Great Joe Williams with the Basie band at the moment. Fantastic.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/27/06 10:37 PM

Quote:

ObTopical: The Great Joe Williams with the Basie band at the moment. Fantastic.



Thomas. Now THAT'S one I'd really love.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 01:12 AM

I saw Jamie Cullum tonight, fourth row, aisle, in a small theater. I truly think this might be the best concert I've ever been to!

For those unfamiliar with him, this guy is seriously entertaining and quite a musician. He sings, plays piano and keyboards, drums, and guitar. And he does it all with an awesome frenzy of activity....jumping and standing on his piano, whipping the crowd into a frenzy. He played percussion on his piano at several points...you have to see it to believe. Another time he gave the band a break and used a sampler and a mic to first feed in vocalized percussive sounds, and got them looping. Then he added vocalized bass sounds, then chorused many vocal background tracks. he then let those loop while he played piano and sang over them...simply amazing.

He's not the worlds' top vocalist, not pianist, etc....but he's very good at each and wraps them around the most entertaining show you can imagine. And his band is excellent as well...and he gives them the space to prove it.

If you get a chance to see Jamie Cullum and you love music, just go. His studio albums do not capture what he brings to a stage!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 12:27 PM

Thank you for the excellent review and recommendation, Mark.

I really enjoy Cullum's studio albums; the production is quite nice, and I rather like his voice, his style, and some of his compositions. There was a DirecTV special of one of his concerts a while back from a large, outdoor venue. I came away impressed, but not amazed. It would appear that he has turned himself up a notch, and that smaller venues are better for him.

Cullum seems to get a lot of crap from both the jazz and pop genres because he's not purely in either camp. I like his approach, and think the criticisms often border on snobbery for its own sake. To my eye, he has decent piano chops, a good ear for arranging, a pleasant if unspectacular voice and - most importantly - a fine sense of what it takes to be entertaining. I particularly like his fresh but respectful treatments of some standards. He's an engaging artist/entertainer, and I don't think he ever aspired to be the next Bill Evans.

Glad you enjoyed the show. You came away smiling, eh?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 01:39 PM

Quote:

You came away smiling, eh?



Actually, I came away quite annoyed. I think I'm becoming a curmudgeon and I'm "only" 43.

As I mentioned, it's a small theater, seats about 1,000 including the balcony. I was at the "X" at the bottom of the photo:


The opening act is cool, an up and coming 17 year old singer named Sonya Kitchell. I meet her later in the lobby, we talk a bit and she signs a CD for me.

I've got a perfect seat for Jamie. The sound is great, Jamie's piano is always stage left; I've got a perfect view. The waiting in line at the box office paid off! I'm really getting into his energy and the showmanship.

But, about half way through the show, some people start standing to the far left and far right of the stage. Each song, they move out a little further, and a few more people think "I should try to get up there too". In short, for the last 6-8 songs, including an incredible encore, it's wall-to-wall people standing in front of me (previously everyone had been mostly seated). I'm pissed. Back me up on this Jack: I have low tolerance for people who do things for themselves at the expense of others.

Now, I've gone to many "general admission" concerts and lots of clubs where the whole IDEA is that you stand in front of the stage…..along with everyone else. That's fine, it's cool. But this was seated admission tickets, and there were little kids, grandparents, and a few people in wheelchairs there with me. I felt as though the ushers should have stayed on top of it in the beginning, and because they didn't it just grew out of control over 15 minutes or so. A couple of ushers were standing in the aisle next to me, just joining the crowd. I asked who their boss was….. curmudgeon that I am.

After the concert, I looked for the head usher and found him, ready to rip him a new one for my missing the last 1/3 of the concert, partially due to a blocked view and partially because I was just getting so pissed that I wasn't even paying attention to the show.

Well, it ends up that the decision was Jamie Cullums'. The usher explained that they follow the desires of the artist, and in this case, some people were told it would be OK to go up to the stage, as others would follow and Jaime likes the "rock concert feel" over people just staying in their seats. It's also why there were a good number of people taking pictures, despite the tix reading "No Cameras or recording devices allowed". He doesn't mind.

I didn't mind the crowd so much when I knew it was "allowed" as opposed to it just happening because people were jerks and the usher's didn't do their jobs. But I was still annoyed that the last 1/3 of the concert I was too distracted to enjoy the show…. And that being a photographer, and having just bought a nice 400mm lens the week before, had I KNOWN that photos were OK as opposed to the standard boilerplate crap printed on the ticket, I would have brought a REAL freakin' camera and could have gotten some great shots!

The performance was great but, no…. I didn't walk out of there with a smile. I wish I had known the rules before I went in. Betcha the people in wheelchairs did too. I walked out of there wanting to punch someone.

Sorry you asked???
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 03:41 PM

Reminds me of the Coldplay concert my wife and I attended. We had fantastic seats however we were standing for most of the concert. My wife wasn't too impressed being 5'-1" tall and trying to peek around people in front to see the stage. Then to make matters worse, some drunken clown in front of us tried to sing along with some the songs until a few people told him to shut the %$&* up. Anyhow, next up is Peter Frampton in a 1,000 seat venue (row 4, center stage).
Cheers,
Shaun
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 08:06 PM

Yeah, totally. That reminds me of the time that I saw Radiohead play at L'Arena di Verona in Italy and there was like, a perfectly clear view of the performers and this beautiful and historic venue with this terrible 30 degree summer weather around us without a cloud in the sky and all these annoying stars at night - not to mention all the wonderful Italian people who shared massive jugs of wine with us.

No wait, that's nothing at all the same. Forget I said anything.

All the best,

J
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 10:03 PM

Yeah, kind of

Apparently, our views of Mr. Cullum's demographic differ from his.
Posted by: littleb

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 10:22 PM

Right now I'm listening to the Supremes on a 30 year old turntable with a brand new belt. OK, I'll admit I've been spending a little time over at classmates and found a really old neighbor. That could have something to do with the music I've been listening to lately. I seem to be stuck in oldies mode. I've got to get me some Temptations and Four Tops scratchy vinyl. . .and Wilson Pickett. Ah, nostalgia.
Posted by: moridin

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 10:48 PM

Just finished a performance by BBC Wales of Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz. Not only is the imaging so perfect I can close my eyes and visualize all the instruments in their correct positions, but during the quiet passages I could even hear the sharper inhalations of breath from the conductor! That's the sort of thing that really brings back memories of my days performing onstage. Quite nice.

Now I think I'll start Mahler's Titan, New York Phil under Kurt Masur. To me, this is a piece that truly defines the visceral emotional communication possible by music. I remember reading many years ago a short letter written by Arnold Schoenberg to Gustav after he first heard Mahler's first symphony. Working from memory, the translation would go something along the lines of

I felt it as an event of nature. It was revealed to me as a secret country of eerie chasms, and abysses, and haunts of idyllic repose. I shared in the battling for illusion. I felt the forces of good and evil wrestling with one another. I felt a soul in torment, struggling toward inward harmony. I divined the most uncompromising truthfulness.

Listening to that should make for a sublime ending to a truly lovely day.

I'm hoping that the feeling of bliss I've been experiencing since I received my Axioms lasts for quite a long time.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/29/06 11:59 PM

Really enjoy reading posts like yours cuz it's all about the music rather than the equipment. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 12:07 AM

I thought it was all about test tones, calibration, and graphing room response. Man, no wonder this hobby is stressing me out.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 12:31 AM

Jack summed it up nice. Sometimes it seems people in this hobby forget about the music.

Thanks for sharing. You make me want to check that piece out now. My taste for classical music is growing in leaps and bounds. I find it so soothing to listen to on the drive home from work.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 12:56 AM

Moridin's report on the Mahler 1 inspired me to punch up one of my own Mahler favorites, Karajan's No.5 . The Adagietto movement here is one of Mahler's sublime contemplative creations, and was for example played by Bernstein at Senator Kennedy's funeral.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 02:15 PM

Alice in Chains - Unplugged! Great recording btw.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 03:21 PM

Hey ya na naaaa...
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 05:23 PM

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones:

I just picked up their latest "The Hidden Land". One of their best is the 2-disc "Live Art". I also like "Left of Cool".
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 05:48 PM

"Live Art" is fantastic. Thanks for the reminder on their latest. Still need to pick that up.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 06:10 PM

I got the dual-disk from Amazon and am surprised that I had no problems ripping it to my work computer with WMP. This is because the back clearly stated that the audio CD side does not conform to redbook standards and may not play on all players.

The DVD side has some video, but I haven't seen it yet. And the album in "Enhanced Stereo" PCM.

Usually with a stereo dual-disk I sit and listen to the CD at 44.1 kHz, and then flip it to DVD and try to hear the difference with 48 kHz sampling. It's hard for me to hear the difference.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 10:22 PM

Quote:

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones:

I just picked up their latest "The Hidden Land". One of their best is the 2-disc "Live Art". I also like "Left of Cool".




Man, I'm out of it. I wasn't even aware they had a new one out. Now I know what I'm listening to tomorrow night!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 06/30/06 10:56 PM

Thanks to JohnK, "Thanks JohnK"

I am sitting in front of the big screen and enjoying Rachmaninov "The Symphonies" Concertgebouw Orchestra by Vladimir Ashkenazy. I can see why this is John's favorite composer, it is just beautiful. A friend of mine at work who is a music major and sings opera said Rachmaninov's piano concerto's are just crazy, I may have to check them out next, huh John?

prior to that, it was

Gustav Holst The Planets, Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Thanks John so much for this recommendation. I'm really into science fiction movies and this I really enjoyed. The other night I had the "Star Simulation" screen saver running on the big screen while listening to this stuff, it was pretty awesome. Felt like I was flying through space. Now I just need to find a good space screen saver to match with this music, something like flying through the solar system would be cool.

Thanks John, keep the ideas coming.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/01/06 04:14 AM

Very good, Randy. Yes, since you have the symphonies plus the three other orchestral works on that set you definitely have to complete(almost)your survey of Rachmaninoff with the concertos. Let Ashkenazy hand the baton to Previn and sit down at the piano with this set . Tower has possibly just for one day, July 1st, an extra $5 off for an order over $30, using code JULYFVE. So whip that credit card right out and add this Stravinsky collection which includes the Rite of Spring. When the Rite was first performed in Paris in 1913 the gentle French folk in attendance rioted(maybe they wanted a Mozart symphony?). Then also add Dvorak's delightful Slavonic Dances for a change of pace.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/06 08:51 PM


Right now it's Robin Trower, earlier I had R.L. Burnside on.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/06 08:56 PM

Rick, man I've got my two Sony Changers on random shuffle and I'm hearing crap I never thought I had ... what the heck was I thinking.

B.J Thomas???? WTF?
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/06 08:57 PM

I think I might have had to dig that one out Rick.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/06 09:03 PM

I do believe that particular song came from one of those '70s various rock Cd's....Yeah, uh huh, that's where it came from!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/06 09:05 PM

I can't say too much the wife just bought a Nick Lachey cd
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/06/06 09:08 PM

Nick Lachey??

Every time I get into my wife's car I feel like I'm in an old folks home or something ... "Honey, want me to grab a couple of Cd's?" "No, that's OK"
Posted by: moridin

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/06 10:47 PM

A few days ago I had a recording from the 2004 Montreaux Jazz Festival playing in the background whilst doing other things, and heard something very non-jazz-like (evoking Appalachia, in fact) that made me stop what I was doing and find out the name of the artist: the harpist/singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom. That led me to purchase her album, The Milk-Eyed Mender, this afternoon, which I'm listening to now. She's a very talented harpist, and though it's an understatement to call her voice "quirky", it's quickly growing on me (and not like a fungus or anything). Her voice is sort of...innocent, fey and lacking in artifice of any kind. Her lyrics are also most entertaining. It's kind of hard to stay in a bad mood listening to this CD. Of what's played so far, the recording quality is impressive, except for track 6 (This Side of the Blue) which has some very nasty and prominent hum.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/07/06 11:53 PM

Just listened to a few samples of Joanna Newsom. Beautiful music. I can't get the harp playing out of my head. Yes, she has a quirky voice--not quirky "ugh, I can't stand it," but more "hey, I've never heard something quite like that before." It works with her music, though.

Thanks for the suggestion, Moridin.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 08:01 AM


This morning it's Rush, Fly by Night, through a set of Grado SR60s.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 08:12 AM

Rick....it's 7 in the morning, Rush? Man that's what I call kicking off the weekend!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 10:53 AM

Quote:

Rick....it's 7 in the morning, Rush? Man that's what I call kicking off the weekend!




No kidding! For early mornings I choose silence and coffee. If anything I can see putting on some classical with the volume on low.

Maybe Rush works better than coffee to get the day started?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 11:40 AM

Kinda OT, but in college I had trouble getting up in the morning (who didn't?). So one evening, I popped Metallica-ReLoad in the computer (which was hooked up to my stereo to be used as a CD player), turned up the volume, and set the computer to turn on at 7 AM. The chime didn't get me up, but James Hetfeild yelling "Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire!" certainly got me out of bed quickly!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 11:58 AM


I gave up caffine coffee so I need something to wake me up
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 12:11 PM

Ken that reminds me of a dude in one of the rooms down the hallway of our army barracks back in the mid seventies, each and every morning he'd crank (very loud) up Pink Floyd's 'Money' ... I never did use an alarm clock while he was there and even after all of these years I still think of that whenever I hear the song.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 12:35 PM

funny, I was just listening to that this morning when the wife was out at garage sales.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 07:16 PM

Another rainy Saturday afternoon, the wife is gone for the day visiting her mother so while out taking care of my 'to do' list that was left for me I just happened to find and picked up these music DVDs ... Austin City Limits '2005 Music Festival' DVD, John Fogerty's 'The Long Road Home' DVD and also the Jerry Garcia Band's 'Live At Shoreline' DVD ... Good Sheeeet Man!

Anybody ever listen to the The Black Keys? Along with the above DVDs I picked up their 'Chulahoma' CD (Tribute to Junior Kimbrough) ....very good stuff.

I *may* be in trouble 'cause the 'to do' list wasn't completed (started?) but what the hey, there's always tomorrow .... right?
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 08:27 PM

Sean, you want harp, get this , which includes Ravel's exquisitely beautiful Introduction and Allegro and Debussy's Danses Sacree et Profane.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 10:21 PM

My mother-in-law can play Stairway to Heaven on the harp...
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 10:23 PM

You two ever played it as a duet?
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 10:31 PM

Yes Peter, harp music can be a heavenly prelude indeed. On the other hand some might more appropriately listen to Tchaikovsky's Franceska da Rimini.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/08/06 11:28 PM

Boz Scaggs Greatest Hits Live DVD. Very smooooooth
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/09/06 12:16 AM

Crickets and snoring dogs. The computer room is very "live" so there are some interesting phase effects as they move around on the floor trying to find the perfect spot to snooze.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/09/06 01:15 AM

Quote:

Sean, you want harp, get this , which includes Ravel's exquisitely beautiful Introduction and Allegro and Debussy's Danses Sacree et Profane.




Thanks for the recommendation JohnK! I think the only thing I own with harp music is some Marx Bros. movies. . .
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/09/06 01:18 AM

Quote:

My mother-in-law can play Stairway to Heaven on the harp...




Sweet!
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/09/06 03:15 PM

A brief Triumvirat-fest -- remastered copies of "Illusions on a Double Dimple" and "Spartacus", along with a poor-quality LP rip of "Old Loves Die Hard".
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/14/06 09:06 PM


Listening to some Thin Lizzy right now.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/14/06 10:16 PM

Tonight was the opening night concert of the BBC Proms, featuring the Shostakovich 5th Symphony, along with some Mozart and Smetana. I'm listening to BBC Radio 3 using their "Listen Again" feature which makes the concerts available at any time during the seven days following each concert.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/18/06 10:02 PM

My "Pulse" DVD arrived today, along with "Emerson, Lake and Palmer -- Birth of a Band", from their first gig at the Isle of Wight festival.

Think I'll put the ELP DVD on first. Even if the audio sucks, ELP is always a good show and I've never seen 600,000 people turn out for a concert before.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/19/06 12:35 PM

I was thinking of ordering that ELP DVD. Let us know if it is a worthwhile purchase.
Cheers,
Shaun
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/20/06 08:23 PM

Carl Cox Global DJ Broadcast.

Carl who they say ...
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/20/06 11:04 PM

A little Van Halen I and 1984 tonight. Reminds me of my highschool days, cruising in my camaro and picking up chicks, oh yeah and drinking a $hit load of beer.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/21/06 12:02 PM

You shouldn't drink and drive.

You might hit a bump and spill your drink.

T-Tops on that thing?
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/21/06 01:46 PM

Yep, both my 81 Camaro Berlinetta and the 91 RS Camaro I owned had t-roofs.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/21/06 04:30 PM

Berlinetta? Didn't she star in "One Day at a Time" and then marry Eddie Van Halen?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/21/06 04:57 PM

LOL

On Pandora, I heard a song I liked by Jonas Wilson from an album called Young Guitar Slingers Texas Blues Evolution. Cool.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/23/06 11:47 AM

>>I was thinking of ordering that ELP DVD. Let us know if it is a worthwhile purchase.

If you like early ELP with the raw, experimental stuff mixed into that great orchestral sound then you'll probably like the DVD. If you prefer their later, more polished sound and albums then this will be kind of irritating.

It's real interesting anyways. The concert was *before* their first album came out, ie nobody had really heard of them at all, and their first performance was in front of 600,000 people.

The DVD starts with the usual interview blather. Two interesting points came out of the interviews -- first, that this concert helps explain how ELP "came out of nowhere" and became so well known even though their music was not as accessible as other popular groups, and second that Greg Lake now looks almost exactly like the painting on the cover of "In the Court of the Crimson King"

Pictures at an Exhibition is the first piece they performed... ever, I guess. You can see that the orchestration is still pretty rough with the occasional "I thought you had that section" look between the band members, but overall it is a pleasure to watch. The band is very "close" and obviously really enjoying the performance, not at all like the times I saw them in the late 70s. There are a few spots where the sound level inexplicably drops, but that may have been what actually happened at the concert. I think most people who complain about the sound on this DVD have never heard what early ELP sounded like

Rondo was really good, with the drum solo from "Tank" in the middle.

Take a Pebble sounded good but was cut quite short in the middle. I wanted to grab the video editor and shake him -- during all of the interesting instrumental bits he cut in footage of people playing in the surf at Dover and when the video does finally switch back to the band Keith is playing the much-abused Hammond, not the piano, and THERE ARE NO ORGAN PARTS IN TAKE A PEBBLE BUDDY !!!

The last cut, Nutrocker, wasn't really a performance as much as the soundtrack for the credits.

Overall, a mix of really good music and really annoying editing, like most concert DVDs.

Pulse, of course, was exactly the opposite. Gorgeous, impeccable lighting, filming, and editing, flawless performances, but I still find that most of the post-Waters Floyd tracks drag a bit, with the exception of "Learning to Fly". I ended up fast-forwarding through the second half of the first DVD, but the rest was really good.

The only thing I don't quite understand is why in the projected films the "brain-damaged" guy strapped to the bed during Dark Side of the Moon looked awfully like a young Roger Waters. Maybe I do understand
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/23/06 11:58 AM

That sounds generally pretty cool. I'm not that sure if I like ELP, but I remember listening to my Dad's (one) ELP album several times as a teenager.

I usually find with music DVDs though that the video editor is far more interested in some things than I am. Guitar solo? Focus on the crowd! Cool bass line? What's a bass? Really good drummer? Yeah, they're too far back on the stage, no one wants to look at them anyway. Grr...
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/23/06 08:55 PM

Someone should pass legislation that all concert DVDs must take advantage of the multiple angles feature, with one angle per band member and a one for the entire stage.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/23/06 10:03 PM

And none for the crowd! I don't care about the crowd. I can see sweaty people... well, I just don't want to see sweaty people.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/06 08:24 AM

I just read where Ken wrote in another thread:
Quote:

We don't have AC. High of 93 forcast today. It's kinda miserable here.



and now Ken wrote:
Quote:

well, I just don't want to see sweaty people.




Who wants to vote as to whether or not Ken is Surly by tonight?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/06 12:11 PM

lol. Trust me. You do not want to see Surly Ken.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/06 12:25 PM

Doesn't Surly Ken come in a two-pack with Sassy Barbie?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/06 03:12 PM

Yeah, I remember it better now. Surly Ken comes in a wife-beater shirt and boxer shorts, while Sassy Barbie has Daisy Dukes and a halter top.

Ken's accessories include a six-pack of Bud, a bluetick hound, and a tire iron. Barbie's accessories include a margarita glass, Yorkshire terrier, and a curling iron.

This Barbie doesn't have a Corvette; she has a '77 Ford LTD. And the dream house is a single-wide.
Posted by: snakeyes

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/06 04:06 PM

lol
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/24/06 08:37 PM

JP, that's really funny!
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/25/06 12:09 AM

I guess this really is a "listening" thread not a "watching" thread, but I put in "Eight Legged Freaks" last night and found it a lot more enjoyable once I realized that the sheriff's disturbingly cute 15-year-old daughter was in fact none other than 18-year-old Scarlett Johansson.

Having said that, I still found Kari Wuhrer (Sheriff Sam aka Scarlett's character's mother) more to my liking. I realize this probably puts me in a minority of one
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/25/06 10:11 AM

I remember liking Kari Wuhrer from her days as an MTV VJ. She's made quite the B-movie career!

I think you have excellent taste on both counts.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/06 01:40 AM

For those who don't have a clue who we are talking about...


Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/06 03:14 AM

Nice guns.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/06 11:15 AM

Quote:

Nice guns.



Ah John, a witty comment through pun.
That was pretty funny.

I remember that girl from the show Sliders.
Where is she now?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/06 12:24 PM

"They're not fake if you can touch them" right?
Posted by: snakeyes

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/26/06 06:13 PM

Quote:

Nice guns.



Yeah she Does have nice arms. she must do a lot of curls.
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/28/06 04:36 PM

I'll hazard a guess that we are done talking about body parts for the time being.

I would seriously recommend the album "Rossz Csillag Allat Született" by Venetian Snares (from Winnipeg might I add) to anyone who needs an interesting detour from the mainstream.

It gets heavy rotation in my livingroom.

J
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 07/29/06 11:54 PM

Robin Trower - LIVE! Awesome
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/06 07:41 PM

For what it's worth I'm currently listening to a very old time favorite of mine, Buffalo Springfield - "There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear..." -

I listened to the new Los Lonely Boys 'Sacred' CD a little earlier on the way home in the truck, good but not as good as their first CD I thought.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/06 08:05 PM

You have some good taste in music Rick
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/06 08:08 PM

Dang, nice rack for them guns John.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/06 08:31 PM

It's AC/DC through the headphones right now.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/06 09:16 PM

Another fine selection Rick for IL. I've got a little Dokken "Beast from the East" crankin up on the m60's.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/02/06 10:25 PM

Quote:

It's AC/DC through the headphones right now.




This is too funny......I'm listening to "Queen" right now...also through headphones!!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/06 06:16 AM


I've been doing quite bit of listening through the Grado phones I picked up. I like them so much I put in an order for some Grado 325i's.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/06 10:04 AM

Quote:


I've been doing quite bit of listening through the Grado phones I picked up. I like them so much I put in an order for some Grado 325i's.




.....at a great price; I might add!


(didja get the return on the other side?)
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/06 10:08 AM


No doubt, I was looking to get the 225's until I saw the price of the 325i's. I'm pretty excited about the purchase
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/03/06 12:51 PM

The new Tom Petty album, Highway Companion. Solid stuff.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/06 01:19 AM

Tilly and the Wall. They use a tap dancer to help keep the beat. Works very well.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/06 11:01 AM

Joe Walsh Anthology
Includes the James Gang, Barnstorm, and Solo material. This is a must to have in your CD collection, pure awesome.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/06 11:54 AM

Yeah, that's a great Joe Walsh listening experience. Nice mastering, too!
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/06 03:03 PM

SNFU - "Something Green and Leafy This Way Comes"

Open up and say SNFU ...

J
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/06 10:23 PM

Regina Spektor. All of her albums.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/06 10:28 PM

I just bought her latest, "Begin to Hope," a couple of weeks ago. Great stuff. Saw her years ago on a late night program and was intrigued. Finally got around to making a purchase.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/06 10:32 PM

Someone mentioned her to me maybe a year ago, and while that person only really liked one song by her, I really got into her. I love how she doesn't take herself too seriously, and she doesn't try to be edgy or depressing. Most of the time she's just trying to make you smile, which is good... since most of the other music I listen to is depressing. Ha ha. I got to see her live not too long ago, and I highly recommend it. She sounded great, and it's nice to see how she interacts with an audience.

C.V.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/05/06 10:43 PM

Quote:

most of the other music I listen to is depressing.




Sometimes it's nice to put something on that just makes you smile. We had a thread a while back about guilty pleasures. . .

I agree with you about Regina Spektor. When I saw her on tv, I enjoyed her presence on stage as well as her music. I think she was a bit nervous, though. Seemed like she didn't know how the audience would react to her sound. Like I said, it was a few years ago right when "Soviet Kitsch" came out.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/06/06 11:57 PM

Listening to a performance of the complete Ravel Daphnis et Chloe which took place earlier Sunday evening at the BBC Proms. The concerts are available online for 7 days on the BBC Radio 3 "listen again" service .
Posted by: moridin

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/06 11:01 PM

Listening to Loreena McKennitt's "Live in Paris and Toronto", and none of the other recordings I've listened to on my Axioms have thrown a soundstage so wide or deep. Very impressive.

I'm as pleased as punch to know that after nearly a decade of silence, McKennit is releasing a new album, An Ancient Muse, this autumn. The death of her fiancee was tragic, and having such a gifted voice mute with grief for so long was a sad thing. I'm very glad that she seems to have manged to work past that loss.
Posted by: DrunkenWolf

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/08/06 11:34 PM

I'm listening to the total annihilation sound track. It was composed by the same bloke who did the music for the Halo video game.

I'm going though a lot of my music on my current setup so that I can better appreciate the speakers.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/11/06 08:43 PM


I have the best of the Bee Gees on, go ahead and laugh I do like them .
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/12/06 12:09 AM

Quote:


I have the best of the Bee Gees on, go ahead and laugh I do like them .




Were not laughing, Rick. More like crying...


Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/12/06 12:15 AM

I bet them 80's are just stayin aliveeeeeeeeeeeeee iveeeeeeeeeeee i i iveeeeeeeeee. OK, I confess, I also have the best of the bg's cd, just have not listened to it in some time.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/17/06 02:42 PM

Right now listening to Elvis "The number one hits" CD which really sounds different than I remember it through my RCA Victor 45-only record changer through my "tube amp and Silvertone full range speaker!" back in the 50s and early 60s.

......sounds better now!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/17/06 03:33 PM

How could you? Older tech always sounds better!
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/17/06 07:21 PM

Actually the music back then sounded pretty good on the minimal system(one speaker)that I had. After all these years I finally realized WHAT it was that I was listening to.

My older brother took "steel guitar" lessons in about '37. It was his GUITAR AMP!! I realized that fact today for the very first time!!

A guitar amp! Took me sixty years to make the connection. I last saw the thing in '62 when I went in the Navy and my younger brother GAVE ALL MY 45s TO MY NIECE!! .....as well as the amp! Now I know why! I was wondering why my younger brother gave my older brother the amp; now I know!!

My new system sounds better....it's in stereo!(I think I miss the tubes though)I also wouldn't mind being seventeen again either!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/17/06 09:18 PM

Quote:

I also wouldn't mind being seventeen again either!




Me too, but minus the pimples and braces.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/18/06 12:23 PM

you wouldn't want to lose the angst, too?
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/18/06 05:59 PM

Led Zep I and II
Posted by: DL30

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/18/06 07:42 PM

Today on WXRT here in Chicago, the Friday featured artist was Jimi Hendrix. Can I tell you I have not listened to Hendrix in years, and they played a lot of lesser known tracks, but MAN O MAN was it awesome!! I think the disconnect from not listening to Hendrix, and comparing his sound now on a more contemporary station, made me realize how special he was. The musicality and creativity in his work is phenomenal. I am going to listen to Are You Experienced? and Live at Winterland tonight and peruse I-tunes for other albums.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/18/06 09:04 PM

Quote:

you wouldn't want to lose the angst, too?




I was gonna include that but I couldn't spell it.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/18/06 10:30 PM

Allison Krauss & Union Station - Live (SACD). Good stuff.
Posted by: ElTorrente

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/06 04:55 PM

Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love (CD) and George Szell Beethoven Symphony No.3 (SACD).

Seeds of Love sounds really great. This is an example of lots of production and engineering in the studio actually translating to GOOD music. The Song "Woman in Chains" is just excellent and is a great demo for a good stereo system.
Posted by: duckman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/19/06 09:54 PM

Was listening to 3rd force- "driving force" in the car this afternoon- yummy horns and very well recorded. An instance where the pic on the cd actually depicts the sound inside.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/21/06 01:34 AM

Well, about this time last night, my wife and I were sittng in the 5th row in a 1000 seat theatre listening to Peter Frampton and band being carried back to those wonderful 70's memories! I'll tell ya, Frampton put's on one hell of a show!!!! 2+ hours of pure entertainment.
Posted by: DrunkenWolf

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/22/06 01:25 AM

Don't Download This Song
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/22/06 12:15 PM

R.E.M., Automatic for the People. (CD) Seems to have been recorded well; sounds clear and the piano/strings came to life. The Axioms play everything so effortlessly.

I'm seriously thinking about upgrading my whole R.E.M. catalog to DVD-A (the Warner Brothers years, that is). Have heard good reviews of those on this site and elsewhere. Wish I could find them cheaper than list price ($24.99 US)

<< 300th post! >>
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/22/06 01:00 PM

Congrats on reaching the BIG 300 (BOY! Are you old! )
Posted by: royce73

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/22/06 02:00 PM

Quote:

R.E.M., Automatic for the People. (CD) Seems to have been recorded well; sounds clear and the piano/strings came to life. The Axioms play everything so effortlessly.

I'm seriously thinking about upgrading my whole R.E.M. catalog to DVD-A (the Warner Brothers years, that is). Have heard good reviews of those on this site and elsewhere. Wish I could find them cheaper than list price ($24.99 US)




I found mine in the New & Used section of Amazon.com or on Ebay. My average price was about $13 a disc. You can also buy them at deepdiscountdvd.com for around $18 a disc. Either way, if you are an REM fan - you need these discs. I never get of listening to any of them, especially "Automatic". Even better, IRS has announced 5.1 versions of their older catalogue - incluing Reckoning and Life's Rich Pagent" for late 2006.
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/22/06 10:32 PM

Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/23/06 06:23 AM

Last night it was some SRV and Styx, both through a pair of Grado SR 325i's I just received
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/23/06 10:11 AM

And I thought I had a lot of headphones...
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/23/06 10:12 AM

Quote:

a pair of Grado SR 325i's I just received




Do tell. I've recently started using my headphones again (Senns) and have always been curious about the Grado sound. If I were to buy some it'd probably be the 325is. A big thing for me is comfort. How do the Grados hold up after a couple hours?
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/23/06 04:46 PM

I find the SR 325i's even more comfortable than the SR 60's. To me the bowls sit better on my ears than the pads do. Neither are uncomfortable imo, I can use both for hours with no problems.
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/23/06 08:38 PM

Thom Yorke - "The Eraser"

soon to pop in "Housexy" - A comp from Ministry of Sound.

Who you say? What? Er, turn off that noise. There aren't even any guitars in there...
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/23/06 09:08 PM

Thanks, Rick. One of these days I will get around to trying some Grados. Just found my old pair of Senn HD 570s--my first good pair of headphones. If my headphone listening increases I can probably justify buying another pair of cans.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/23/06 09:41 PM

Take it to the Headphone Thread!!

Presidents of the United States of America. Just makes me smile.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/06 12:36 AM

Hey, I remember the "Peaches" song! Wasn't there something about "Lump" too?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/06 08:59 AM

"I got myself a new ... tube amplifier ... "

I love the PUSA. They are crazy and fun. I think a cocktail recipe for them would be:

1 oz. the Stooges
1 oz. the MC5
2 oz. Weird Al Yankovic

shake over ice and serve in margarita glass with excessively curvy straw.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/06 02:48 PM

Oops! Maybe we SHOULD start a new headphone thread!

uh,.....anyway.

Glad to hear you got your new cans; Rick. SR-325i is a real winner!! Also glad to hear that you're finding the bowls to be comfortable as well. My next set of cans will certainly come equipped with bowls. I've been having real good luck with reversed 414s, but still looking foreward to comparing them with bowls. I managed to hit a test max of a bit over ten hours the other day, and that was with the 100gm of sockets still installed! Grados' and Alessandros' really do have an undeserved rep as being uncomfortable at that!!

My "battle of the twos" is inching back toward Grado RS-2 again. The MS-1s are already just a tad bit brighter than my M3s and M50s, and from tons of reading I'm beginning to get the very distinct impression that MS2i is even a little brighter than MS-1. So back toward the more, uh, "pleasant" RS-2. And RS-2 drags me kicking and screaming right into tube territory! Arrrrgh!!

But, if anybody(Sean?)is looking to try the Grado sound, and, say really likes their Senns, then perhaps a look toward the Alessandro side may be a thought. They are traditionaly a bit more analytical and neutral then the prototypical Grado, just not as lively and not as much "fun!"

They're still all fun though!!
Rich.


......darned "upgraditus" bug visited me in a dream last night. Whispered: "MS-Pro"...."ms-pro"...."MS-PRO!"
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/24/06 11:23 PM

Replaying a very good Elgar 2d Symphony from the BBC Proms .
Posted by: real80sman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/06 07:31 AM

J.P., I'll cast a vote for the DVD-A of Automatic as well. It is very clean - much improved over the redbook.

Lately, I've been hooked on Anna Nalick's Breathe (2a.m.). There is just an honesty in her voice that draws me in.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/06 11:58 AM

Anna Nalick is cute. I saw her in concert in Richmond, opening for the Wallflowers. Good show by both acts!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/25/06 12:55 PM

Quote:

Anna Nalick is cute.




She IS cute! She opened for Chris Isaak last night....


I got to talk to her for a short while backstage during a meet and greet with VIPs. She has amazing eyes...I really have to wonder if they're contacts! I met and chatted with Chris Isaak too. (OK, I admit I'm bragging now!!!) (other faces blurred for privacy):

Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/26/06 12:45 AM

Quote:

She has amazing eyes



No kidding! In that last picture, it's amazing how much more they stand out than the other two people's eyes.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/26/06 01:31 AM

LOL!
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/27/06 05:19 PM

I just got Cerys Matthews's new album, "Never Said Goodbye," and I like it. At least, I really like the first half. I haven't been remembering the second half yet. I liked her first solo album, but I think it'll be easier to listen to this one more.

C.V.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/29/06 05:19 PM

62 years old and I finally got a copy of DSOTM!!

.....how much toe tappin' fun is that!?

Rock Rules!!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/29/06 09:18 PM

Quote:

62 years old and I finally got a copy of DSOTM!!






My oh my what took you so darn long



It was the Bonnie Raitt collection here tonight.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/30/06 10:01 PM


SRV.............Soul to Soul and a little Johnny Cash.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/30/06 10:15 PM

>>> SRV.............Soul to Soul and a little Johnny Cash.

Good combination Rick, RIP to both SRV and Johnny Cash.
Posted by: lleeds

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/30/06 10:48 PM

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Jumping From 6 to 6
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/30/06 11:55 PM

Replaying the performance of the Mahler 5th Symphony by the Minnesota Orchestra, appearing at the BBC Proms .
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/31/06 08:36 PM

A little earlier I listened to John Fogerty's 'Center Field' CD and Harry Nilsson's 'Nilsson Schmilsson' CD ... track #9 'Jump Into The Fire' sounded pretty darned good in ProLogic 7, 7 Ch Music. Reminded me of the old quadraphonic days, however clouded they may have been.


Has anybody listened to Tom Petty's new 'Highway Companion' CD yet?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/31/06 09:25 PM

Quote:

Has anybody listened to Tom Petty's new 'Highway Companion' CD yet?



Yes. It's straight up, good ol' Tom Petty rock. Worth having if you like him, I say. If you don't like him, you've got bigger issues than even medic8r could help you out with.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/31/06 09:45 PM

Quote:

If you don't like him, you've got bigger issues than even medic8r could help you out with.





Oh crap I'm in trouble then, I can't stand Tom Petty.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 08/31/06 09:55 PM

>>> Oh crap I'm in trouble then, I can't stand Tom Petty.

Why I'll be darned Rick. [shaking my head]

I like listening to Tom Petty DJ'ing on the XM Radio (Ch46,Top Tracks)....he really gets into some of the good old stuff.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/01/06 10:43 PM

Fine performance of the Shostakovich 7th Symphony at the BBC Proms .
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/01/06 10:58 PM

Dixie Chicks, Moxy Fruvous, Metallica, Megadeth, and Tool.

Oddity on the Tool one, though--can't set the receiver to stereo without it flipping back and forth between HDCD and stereo mode. I can't hear a difference between the two, but I do hear a click as it switches. Very annoying.
Posted by: LightninJoe

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/01/06 11:27 PM

Beach Boys "Pets Sounds Sessions." Again.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/02/06 07:43 AM

Quote:

Beach Boys "Pets Sounds Sessions." Again.




Almost picked that up yesterday....looked interesting. Got a "Simon and Garfunkles Greatest(but poorly re-mastered)hits" instead.

....actually, not poorly re-mastered, just the remastering showed up the warts in the original.

Part of the reason for not getting the Beach Boys CD was the fact that just last week we got the DVD and CD release of the Beach Boys live at Knebworth in 1980. Fun, but sad, to watch on DVD, and to listen to on CD.
Rich.
Posted by: LightninJoe

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/06 04:25 PM

The PSS is a revelatory set. You must get it!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/03/06 11:08 PM

Popped in the SACD version of "Madman Across the Water" by Elton John. Although not a big fan of surround mixes in general, this one was done very well. So far, I've enjoyed the surround format for Elton's SACDs.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/04/06 12:38 AM

Just cruising the Axiom forums and listening to Boston's Third Stage album, the song Hollyann on Pandora classic station.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/04/06 10:53 PM

A 30 year old mono table radio playing "A Million Vacations" by Max Webster. A bittersweet but fitting tribute to the end of the summer.
Posted by: moridin

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/07/06 10:37 PM

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, by Gorecki. I shiver every time when Dawn Upshaw's voice first joins the strings.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/08/06 04:37 PM

Robin Trower - Living Out of Time (DVD)
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/08/06 07:50 PM

Listening to the "Carpenters." Had to buy two boxes of Kleenex.

It's a two disc set.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/08/06 09:18 PM

Should have got some puffs plus.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/08/06 09:34 PM

Quote:

Should have got some puffs plus.




Good idea! I'll probably run out before the second disc ends, and I'll have to run to the store for a refill!!
Rich.

......hope I can see to drive.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/08/06 09:37 PM

Quote:

Listening to the "Carpenters." Had to buy two boxes of Kleenex.

It's a two disc set.




I bet that would sound good on some MS 2's
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/06 08:24 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Listening to the "Carpenters." Had to buy two boxes of Kleenex.

It's a two disc set.




I bet that would sound good on some MS 2's




I'll let ya know in a few days!

I'm listening to the end of the 2nd disc that I didn't finish last night on the speakers to help wake up the kids this morning! Sounds great this way too! Yeah; my fingers are still crossed for the 2s!

Momma just ain't talkin'!

....right now She's enjoying the "Carpenters" as much as I am!!
Rich.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/06 10:49 AM

Karen Carpenter had a remarkable voice and a great talent. If you have the capability to play SACDs, may I recommend The Carpenters - Singles 1969-1981 SACD.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/06 11:34 AM

Quote:

Karen Carpenter had a remarkable voice and a great talent. If you have the capability to play SACDs, may I recommend The Carpenters - Singles 1969-1981 SACD.




Thanks, Jack. Good suggestion! I'm enjoying the "Carpenters" so much on this CD set that I suspect that I'll be getting it soon on SACD. The Wife agrees that it's a good idea also, so it must be so!
Rich.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/09/06 11:27 PM

Your welcome, Rich.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/10/06 04:19 PM

Pat Metheny Group - The Road to You - Remastered (Recorded Live in Europe). Outstanding!
Posted by: VikingShips

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/17/06 05:52 AM

How about some Tijuana Brass? I've recently re-discovered my like for instrumental music with a latin flair in the Signature Series re-issue on CD. BTW, how many of you knew that Herb Alpert was the son of a Russian Jewish tailor? I always thought that the group was a mariachi band that "made it"!
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/18/06 01:15 PM

Great Stuff VikingShips!

I do enjoy just about any music that is instrumental. It's all about the music.
Posted by: curtis

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/18/06 06:17 PM


Ray LaMontagne
'Till the Sun Turns Black


Five for Fighting
Two Lights
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/19/06 09:42 PM

I picked up this CD on the way home from work this afternoon...



...and really enjoyed Dylan's new tunes, great CD.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/19/06 09:46 PM


I have some Chicago on right now.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/20/06 10:40 AM

listened to a couple of new discs last night - Malajube and Final Fantasy....both nominees for the Polaris Music Prize. I can't speak for the two hip hop albums on the list but the rest of the list is outstanding - really shows to the creativity and diversity of the canadian indie music scene.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/20/06 06:09 PM

I managed to spend most of the day from work today due to a vicious cold front that came through the area dropping huge amounts of rain (1/32 of an inch...maybe) and bringing the temps all the way down into the upper 80s. (Thanks for the forecast weather folks!)

I got a chance to watch John Fogerty's latest (only?!) DVD 'The Long Road Home' and man I really enjoyed it in DTS ... great show and the sound is excellent. For a 60 year old man that guy looks amazing and rocks even more amazing.

BrotherBob highly recommends this DVD!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/20/06 06:18 PM


I have some Guitar Shorty on right now.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/20/06 08:51 PM

Quote:

nominees for the Polaris Music Prize.




Picked up Wolf Parade and listened to it just last night. Very good.
Posted by: sidvicious02

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/21/06 10:11 AM

Quote:

Picked up Wolf Parade and listened to it just last night. Very good.



Knowing your taste in music, Sean, I'm not surprised you like that disc. My personal favorite on the list is Broken Social Scene (i still think the previous albums from Metric and New Pornographers were stronger)....but the french-language Malajube is very, very quickly become a favorite.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 09/27/06 10:02 AM

I'm listening to All This Time (amazon) (iTunes), the new album from Heartless Bastards, a band from Cincinnati, Ohio.

This is great bluesy rock, mellow at times, and full out rocking other times. The lead singer's voice is haunting and full of emotion.

I haven't tried it on the Axioms yet, but it sounds good on these cheap JBL computer speakers.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 09:00 AM


This morning it's Johnny Winter, White Hot Blues .
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 09:11 AM

>>> This morning it's Johnny Winter, White Hot Blues

Johnny Winter at 8 (your time) in the morning? That's getting an early start!

Man my one day off this week and I was really wanting to sleep in this morning but at 7:45 a.m. (my time) the neighbor's lawn guy was over there cutting their grass with some loud ass mower that shook me out of bed. Man that really PO'd me ... on a Sunday morning.

Oh, the neighbor lives in New Jersey and the house is empty, so what do they care...right?
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 09:16 AM


I'm not bothering anyone...................headphones baby
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 09:22 AM

Rick I noticed the chucklehead cutting grass next door was wearing headphones too. I don't know what kind they were but I did notice they were red and big....they must have been loud 'cause I also noticed he took them off whenever he was finished with that loud ass mower. Probably trying to drown out the noise of the mower, I hope they helped.
Posted by: littleb

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 10:01 AM

Wid,

Johnny Winter was the headline act at the Fargo(ND) Blues Fest this summer. There were young folk from all over along with us old farts who came to see the legend. He was ok musically, but physically he's in bad shape. I don't know what his ailment is, but he could barely walk on the stage and sat on a chair the whole time. Pinetop Perkins, who is 93, is actually is better physical condition than Johnny Winter. It was kind of sad to see that.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 11:40 AM

Quote:

I'm not bothering anyone...................headphones baby




Apartment life stinks in terms of disturbing the neighbors. Luckily, the apartment below us is empty, and has been for the past two weeks. So, whether it be music or movies, I'm crankin' it. First weekend it was "War of the Worlds" which is frightening in terms of low frequency oomph. And currently I'm going back through the "Band of Brothers" series--one of my all-time favorites. Just can't get enough WWII drama.

Oh, and music, whatever it is, I'm turning it up to "11." Rock on.

I hope nobody moves in for a while (I while make an exception for good looking single females, though).

Wait, on second thought, that could get me in a lot of trouble. . .
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 06:16 PM


I finally got the house to myself Right now I have NickleBack on and loud as hell . The ol Rotel is getting a bit warm
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 07:41 PM

Peter I'm going to have to check out that band (Heartless Bastards) ... I see that 'similar' groups as listed by Amazon.com include The Black Keys, Drive By Truckers and Sonic Youth, all groups I like. Personally I believe Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys is probably the most talented guitarist to come out in a long time, I'm looking for big things from that group.

I just picked up the new Los Lobos Town & The City CD and as a Los Lobos fan I must say this is the best one they've had out in a while.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/01/06 10:24 PM

Quote:

My personal favorite on the list is Broken Social Scene




Gave "You Forgot it in People" another listen last night. I guess I must have been in a better frame of mind than when I first listened. Really dug it this time around. Fairly nuanced album that requires some attention. A lot of different things going on that I missed the first time. Thumbs up!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/02/06 12:43 AM

BrotherBob,

I wouldn't look for guitar virtuosity from the Heartless Bastards. In fact, none of them are particulary noteworthy instumentalists (as far as I can tell), but all together they make some pretty interesting and unique music.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/04/06 08:11 PM

Peter I do like diversity and although I am a huge fan of really good guitar tunes I certainly try not to limit my music to that venue ... would that even be considered a 'venue'? I'll give the Heartless Bastards a try.

Los Lobos' new CD 'The Town And The City' is getting airplay on the Axioms at the moment and I must say it is probably the best CD they've had out in quite a while ... although I did like the 'Good Morning Aztlan' CD.

'The Road To Gila Bend' and 'The City' are two of my favs on the new 'Town And The City' CD.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/06/06 08:50 PM


I have Sade on right now.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/06/06 09:45 PM

"Chet Atkins, the Master and his Music" and other guitar favorites like "The Ventures Greatest Hits"!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/06 12:08 AM

The new Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris disc. As usual, his stuff is very well-recorded and shines over the M80s.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/06 01:06 AM

I have the library on full random (which fits my mindset very well, thank you very much). I'm currently enjoying Michelle Pfeiffer's version of "Makin' Whoopee" from the Fabulous Baker Boys soundtrack. I remain pleasantly surprised by her vocal prowess, and disappointed that the disk does not include "More than you know" which I thought was the highlight of the film.

Okay, now it's Ben Webster. Liquid.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/06 09:48 AM

The new "digital mashup" album, Ray Sings, Basie Swings. I heard about it on NPR (story here) last week. The album features Ray Charles singing original songs and covers with a band he never actually recorded with. Isn't modern technology great?
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/06 10:26 AM

Right now I'm singing the "A B C D ....now I know my ABC's..." song with my 2yr old and acting like I know how to play the ukulele.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/06 11:07 AM

Rock on, Randy. Rock on. . .

Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/07/06 12:22 PM

Quote:

Right now I'm singing the "A B C D ....now I know my ABC's..." song with my 2yr old and acting like I know how to play the ukulele.




Ah; speaking of Chet Atkins, like I did last evening. One night last week I was playing along with my Grand daughter on the guitar while She was practicing that very song for Kindergarten.

It's a family tradition, I played it with all our kids and Grandkids starting when the first one started school in '75.

Chet was my idol in the 50s and 60s.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/09/06 10:30 PM

Heh. A few days ago, I was playing the guitar and singing "There is... a house... in New Orleans..." to my almost 3 year-old son. I don't think he understood many of the lyrics.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/10/06 12:39 AM

Listening to a collection of old and beautiful, romantic songs from operettas and Broadway and Hollywood musicals sung by Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones . This sentimentality may be somewhat unfashionable these days, but it's relief from the ugliness that we sometimes have to witness in the real world, and I've given this as a present on a few occasions.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/10/06 04:18 PM

The new cd from Diana Krall - From This moment On
Posted by: varkha

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/06 12:46 AM

Alan Parsons "On Air" DTS DVD. Very shiny.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/11/06 07:40 PM

"Mexican Spaghetti Western" by Chingon -- Robert Rodriguez' band including some of the folks from Del Castillo. My first impression was "Carlos Santana meets the Ventures", then "Carlos Santana meets the Archies"...

... final thought was if Stomu Yamashta played guitar and lived in south Texas, this is what "Go" would have sounded like.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/13/06 06:41 PM

Right now I've got "Dreams" from the Brad Delp and Barry Goudreau (Boston) cranked to about 0dB, man I miss that Boston sound...
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/13/06 07:01 PM

Quote:

cranked to about 0dB




That would kinda hard to hear wouldn't it ?
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/13/06 07:29 PM

Since the Denon starts at -80dB's, 0dB's is pretty loud.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/13/06 09:53 PM

It's easier to understand if you stand on your head.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/14/06 02:30 PM

You can never get tired of listening to Boston! That first album is a classic. Right now I am listening to the new John Mayer (Continuum)cd. He does a great version of Hendrix "Bold As Love"
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/15/06 04:55 PM

A little SRV "Texas Flood" over Pandora right now. Awesome....
Posted by: skyhawk669

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/16/06 08:48 AM

My wife and I watched "Harry Connick Jr Live in Quebec" DVD and it sounded really good cranked way up!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/17/06 06:18 PM

Got Johnny Winter White Hot Blues ( headphones ) on right now
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/17/06 07:53 PM


Boston right now, the self titled disc.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/17/06 10:33 PM

nice choice
Posted by: jakewash

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/06 12:00 AM

I second that thought.

Love the first 2 albums, 3rd not so much and the 4th and 5th are not quite up to the task. No Brad if I remember right.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/19/06 07:45 PM

I had an early day today and picked up a couple of Cd's on the way home ... The Black Keys ' Magic Potion' didn't let me down, man these guys are great. A first time listener needs to pick up 'The Rubber Factory' CD.


Also Eric Clapton's 'Sessions For Robert J' CD & DVD ... a must have for all of the E.C. and blues fans.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/06 12:27 PM

Anyone know if K.T. Turnstall's latest is recorded well?

My wife was wondering about picking it up, but we've been so dissapointed in the quality of recordings in the last couple of years......
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/06 01:42 PM

Mark the CD sounds pretty good, a wee, tiny bit muddy on the lower end (imo) but nothing that should keep someone from buying the disc.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/06 01:43 PM

Thanks Rick....
I just hate when they're compressed as hell......

Hmmmm......Is hell compressed??


Probably for audiophiles.............
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/06 01:51 PM

Tell me about it Mark, whenever I had the XM tuner (Polk Audio XRt12) connected to the 'good' system the sound drove me absolutely nuts ... it does work good for the patio speakers outside though.

I hope you and yours truly enjoy the CD Mark, we like it!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/06 06:16 PM

Jane Monheit "Save your love for Me"
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/21/06 06:24 PM

Ya gotta love Pandora, now onto my Metal channel with a little Cinderella "Nobody's Fool"... Maybe I'll hit my Blues channel next, hmmm
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/22/06 03:51 PM


The best of Sheryl Crow is on right now.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/22/06 09:07 PM

Dark Side of the Moon
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/22/06 09:11 PM


A very good cd imo. I love DSOTM on my headphones, of course on the Axiom too.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/22/06 10:37 PM

Is that a pug Wid? You should zoom in a little more.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/06 12:50 AM

Yeah that's Wid's Pug, cute little guy. At least I think it's male. lol
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/06 07:03 AM


Yeah it's pug, all I had at the time was a crappy old camera, now I can't even find that.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/06 08:53 PM

Man, haven't heard this song in a long time....Prism's "Spaceship Superstar" only on Pandora.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/06 09:12 PM

hmmm and now it is Robin Trower Live "Too Rolling Stoned" ...man this guy can play the strings.
Posted by: Sutter Cane

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/06 10:49 PM

REO Speedwagon at the moment.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/23/06 11:18 PM

The new one by John Mayer, "Continuum". I'm addicted to this album at the moment.
Posted by: chips

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/24/06 11:09 AM

when I go home, I'll be listening to screaming hockey moms......kind of a turn on really
Posted by: rdwarn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/24/06 04:23 PM

After exhausting some of my "go to" discs, I decided to try something I never heard. I'm listening to King Crimson's Red and loving it.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/24/06 04:57 PM

Mary I've been eying the new John Mayer 'Continuum' CD for the past couple of weeks and haven't picked it up because I just didn't know which direction he was going with ... he's been hanging around quite a lot with the blues crowd as of late and his last CD 'Try' with the John Mayer Trio didn't do a whole lot for me although it was a good shot at the blues.

We also have his 'Room For Squares', 'Any Given Thursday' and 'Heavier Things' Cd's which I certainly view as pop music and was bought primarily because my wife likes him but the 'Continuum' CD is by far (IMO) his best work yet and I'm very glad I picked up the CD ... it is a very good CD indeed.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/24/06 05:55 PM

Quote:

the 'Continuum' CD is by far (IMO) his best work yet and I'm very glad I picked up the CD ... it is a very good CD indeed.




I agree! In fact, I almost gave up on him at "Heavier Things". For some reason, even *that* album didn't do it for me, and IMO, the song, "Daughters" is so overrated... even a bit creepy! I didn't even buy the "Try" album because I don't really get into heavy blues music and I really didn't think John's singing fit very well either. But with "Continuum", his vocals are the smoothest I've ever heard from him, his guitar playing is fantastic without going overboard (ala "Try"), and the simple production works well. The album is solid and cohesive and there's not *one* song that I dislike.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/24/06 08:29 PM

I agree as well. Bought this when it first came out and it hasn't left the CD changer.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/06 12:32 AM

I started listening to Feist's album, "Let It Die." At first I only liked a couple of songs, but now more are growing on me. "Secret Heart" has been in my head all day.

In other music news, I saw Regina Spektor in concert in Chicago on the 15th. It was my second time seeing her. She was more into it than she seemed in Seattle. She had a band with her, but they really didn't add anything. Actually, they just drowned out her vocals, which really pissed me off at the end of "Better" when she's kissing into the microphone. The kissy noises aren't on the album version, so I was looking forward to hearing them again at the concert. But yeah, tomorrow I'm going to see her again in Portland, Oregon. She's been a good excuse for me to visit friends.

C.V.
Posted by: Rik

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/25/06 07:52 PM

The Raconteurs "Broken Boy Soldiers". I'm a White Stripes fan and you can definetly hear Jack's influence though all of the tracks, it's kind of like a White Stripes' album just with more instruments.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/27/06 12:55 AM

I met Regina Spektor, finally! She was as sweet as she always is.



None of you have to be happy, but I sure am.

C.V.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/27/06 01:01 AM

Very cool, Charles!

Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/27/06 08:17 PM

It is Katie Melua's "Call of the Search" right now on my Jazz/Blues channel on Pandora. It sounds so unbelievable, the 500 is going deeeeeeeeep. I think I found the right placement finally. The treatments definately help, I could almost cry.
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 05:16 AM

Watched/Listen to "Pulse" last night. What a concert! It made me wish I'd been there so badly! What a lucky bunch of people who witnessed that live.

Tonight...Purple Rain. The movie may be hokey, but there's not denyin' the music. I still hear/see "The Beautiful Ones" and "Purple Rain" and am in awe, no matter how many times I see it.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 01:45 PM

Craig,
I was one of the lucky ones to see the Pulse tour. Probably one of the best concerts I have ever seen!
Cheers,
Shaun
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 05:56 PM

A little Stevie Ray Vaughan & DT "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love" on Blues at Sunrise.....
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 06:46 PM

A little Andres Segovia this evening. Another guitarst who has reciently left us.

....uh, 1987 doesn't SEEM that long ago.

He'd be 113 by now.

Yeah; he was pretty good too.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 06:54 PM

Just had some Pink Floyd and the Best of the Bee Gees disc 2, through headphones .
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 11:23 PM

Cruising Axiom tonight and listening to a little Peter Frampton right now on Pandora. "Show Me The Way"...Album Frampton On Tour...
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 11:25 PM

I actually listened to Segovia through the speakers while the kids were out playing!

The MS2i are so revealing of the poor quality of these old recordings that they were neigh unlistenable through the phones!

The M50s are nothing if not extremely "Pleasant"! They really like Andres.
Rich.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 11:30 PM


I understand completly, my Grado 325is are the same way. That's when I have to break out a different set .
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/28/06 11:45 PM

Yeah Rich, and of course the room is the major factor involved. Set up those M50s in your friendly local anechoic chamber and ol' Andres would sound dated indeed.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 12:20 AM

Nine Inch Nails - Downward Spiral

I don't think I get NIN
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 07:30 AM

Yeah; my sucky room is why I went looking for phones in the first place.

Listening to the M50s nearfield brought out the bad stuff in the recordings, but sitting back in my listening chair made ol' Andres sound like his old self again!
Rich.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 08:43 AM

Segovia is a a joy.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 03:26 PM

What's an a joy?
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 04:08 PM

Quote:

What's an a joy?




Oh! I know! I know!

I built a classical guitar back in '87(the same year that Segovia died) so that makes me a(part time)"Luthier"!

The term "a joy" is used in early lute circles to coin a phrase that has been lost to the mists of time dating back to ancient Moorish craftsmen working with wood and animal internals. It is pronounced something like "w-hoy" with the "w" almost silent.

So it is a supreme complement to say a lutest or a guitarest is "a w-hoy"!

....all the historical information is included in a book that goes along with the bridge that I have for sale!
Rich.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 05:41 PM

Pat Metheny Group - The Road To You (Live in Europe)
Posted by: INANE

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 10:24 PM

Last 10 songs I've listened to:


Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 10:31 PM

The latest John Mayer, Continuum.
The recording is less than impressive.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/29/06 10:56 PM

Quote:

The latest John Mayer, Continuum.
The recording is less than impressive.




Crap. I just bought that since Mary likes it so much!
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/30/06 01:41 AM

Well...I understand that people will have their differences *especially* when it comes to John Mayer. I'm interested why Chess doesn't like it. The production? The songs? I'm not going to argue, but before you make a judgement, I think you need to listen to it for yourself first.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/31/06 12:12 AM

The music is fine, although a bit more mellow than his last album, but it has a couple of catchy tracks that i enjoy. However my comment on quality is really more towards the actual recorded sound. It just doesn't sound particularly good (certainly no Norah Jones and her latest album IS stellar in music and in quality). I actually looked on the back of the Mayer cd and noticed that Sony-BMG was the primary, highlighting "Columbia Viva Tonal Recording" in various spots.
Perhaps Alan can weigh in on the meaning of that, but if it means they are using some specific method of recording, i think it sucks. The music sounds muted and the tone of the voice is just not right with the instruments. It is akin to listening to a person play an instrument part in a quiet, soft walled room while the singer is in a hard walled bathroom with a 1945 mic. The midrange is thin. The tone just sounds off.
I'm hoping that the last Mayer album was produced differently. I don't have a copy yet but the high bit rate mp3s sound very good on my office system.

Mind you, alot of the Pearl Jam albums i have also sound harsh which really pains me as well. Good artists with bad record companies or bad ideas?
Not that Sony has ever done anything to harm the consumer buying music...
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 10/31/06 11:59 PM

In the Halloween spirit listening to the Witches Sabbath movement from the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Moussourgsky's Night on Bald Mountain.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/01/06 06:47 AM

Cool! I managed to skip through a few sellect sections of Verdis' "Macbeth", mostly the witches from act 1, after we got home from the Halloween party last night and the kids were devouring some of their candy just before going to bed!

...the standard Halloween CDs just didn't cut it and even organ music didn't seem to fit, so Verdi kind of fell in by default.

It was gettin' late and we didn't want the kids gettin' too interested in a TV show at bed time!
Rich.

.....darn excess sugar and chocolate kept them awake anyway.
Posted by: axiomm60

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/04/06 04:52 PM

As a new owner of fantastic m60's, i'm rediscovering my collection. today so far - Harry Connick self titled, Sade - Diamond Life, David Benoit - Urban Daydreams, Twin Peaks Soundtrack. Sound is so clear and revealing that I still can't belive it! Every CD I put in I hear instruments and ambience sounds(breathing, picks on strings, bows on strings etc)that blows my mind. I'm on the verge of becoming a recluse!
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/04/06 06:35 PM

I finally had a chance to really listen (loud) to the new John Mayer CD Continuum. My wife and son were out of the house for few hours today. I can't quite put my finger on it but the recording is crap compared to John's previous efforts. It sort of sounds like a blanket was put over the whole band. The quality of the songs (writing) and musicians is good though. I hope they re-mix this cd and issue on DVD Audio!
Posted by: KC23

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/04/06 07:43 PM

Pink Floyd "Pulse" from 1994 Concert. If you are a Pink Floyd fan ... its a must have.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/05/06 06:41 PM

I drove down to civilization today and picked up The Rush R30 DVD set, as soon as the kids go down tonight I'll be watching/listening to it. To my I don't think I've ever heard Rush before.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/05/06 06:49 PM

Quote:

I don't think I've ever heard Rush before




Is this even possible
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/05/06 09:35 PM

Everybody has heard "Tom Sawyer" at least a dozen times, not all of them willingly.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/06/06 01:33 AM

Well, after you watch this a few times you will appreciate the talent of these guy's (especially the drummer)! Plus it is filmed in HD
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/06/06 11:11 AM

I enjoyed it very much, great music and it was a well made DVD.
Posted by: INANE

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/06/06 11:38 PM

I watched/listened to the DVD from the Chemical Brothers "Singles" tonite. Was really cool.
Posted by: JasonB

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/10/06 03:10 AM

Well I'm up late trying to do homework, but I've got "The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over" DVD on in the background. I've never heard this disc before, and all I can say is WOW. Still have only my mains and sub set up, but this disc totally blows my mind. I've neard heard this quality of sound before, EVER!! Oh ya, the music is great too .
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/10/06 09:17 PM

It's a "Rush DVD Fest" right now. ReplayX3, Rush in Rio and R30! My 2 1/2 year old son loves Rush (especially Neil Peart drum solos)
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/10/06 10:05 PM


It's The Black Crows right now. Earlier it was Josh Groban and Buddy Guy.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/11/06 12:43 AM

Ludwig couldn't hear them, but I can!!

Beethovens string quartets written near the end.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/11/06 01:16 AM

Yeah Rich, he couldn't let a little thing like that stop him! Listening to Nadja really pour it on in the Sibelius Violin concerto .
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/11/06 08:58 AM

Quote:

Yeah Rich, he couldn't let a little thing like that stop him! Listening to Nadja really pour it on in the Sibelius Violin concerto .




Oh my.

Just took a listen, John. Oh my!

I just gotta learn more about Nadja!!

I think I WILL!! Thanx for the tip!
Rich

EDIT:....ah, ok....THAT Nadja!! Oh yeah!!
Posted by: Screefer

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/13/06 02:13 PM

May I suggest, "Concert for George" DVD. It is a tribute Concert done for George Harrison at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Absolutely amazing from start to finish. If you like the Beatles you will love this. It is available thru e-bay.
Posted by: Nachosgrande

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/13/06 02:32 PM

Quote:

May I suggest, "Concert for George" DVD. It is a tribute Concert done for George Harrison at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Absolutely amazing from start to finish. If you like the Beatles you will love this. It is available thru e-bay.




In a similar vein, by all means check out George Harrison Live in Japan SACD 5.1 - sounds absolutely phenomenal! One of the best sounding live discs I have heard.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/13/06 04:50 PM

Alright guys! Well noted!!

Granny said to write these two items down; that Santa may be interested!

For me; the three "Bs" have always been Bach, Beethoven, and the Beatles!!

Nifty stuff indeed!! Thanx!!
Rich.
Posted by: richeydog

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/15/06 12:56 AM

DJ Tiesto - In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 4.

This will make your Axioms(or Rockets ) sing... Disc 2 is my favorite.
Posted by: INANE

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/15/06 11:58 PM

I love Tiesto.

I listened to some Pink Floyd tonite, I think I'm going to start a new thread about it in fact, friend of mine found this "lost" quad master on the Internet.
Posted by: varkha

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/16/06 01:08 AM

Just came back from the new Four Seasons centre (balet and opera house) in Toronto after Sleeping Beauty performance. Finally a great sounding concert hall in Toronto. Home audio is great and some recordings actually sound very good, but there is nothing like live orchestra at your feet playing in a carefully designed acoustic chamber. Bye bye Hummingbird Centre.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/16/06 01:51 AM

Yes, Sleeping Beauty has beautiful music and dancing; hope that the NBOC performance was enjoyable for you. Incidentally, there's an excellent performance available on DVD, my favorite, which was by the Kirov with Lezhnina (despite the incorrect description)from the Place Des Arts in Montreal during their Canadian tour.
Posted by: varkha

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/16/06 02:05 AM

Yes, I enjoyed the ballet, probably more so than just about any of the Canadian balet so far. I like what Karen Kain is doing in the last couple of years to NBOC. I was born in St.Petersburg, so Kirov was quite a part of the upbringing so to say. I am still subconsciously comparing the hall decor and acoustics to the Kirov (Mariinsky) theatre. What they got in Four Seasons is quite at place in T.O. though and decor and architecture is quite classy.
Posted by: TweedleyD

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/16/06 08:12 AM

Listening to Mighty Sam McClain's " Give it up to Love " it is on the Audioquest Label an it recorded very well , give it a shot ya'll think u might like it
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/16/06 12:55 PM

Got some Jonny Lang on right now. A buddy of mine got me a couple tickets to see him tommorrw night .
Posted by: TweedleyD

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/19/06 09:41 PM

I liked his First Cd thought it was Great the last 2 don't care too much for but he is Talented for sure
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/19/06 09:51 PM

Have a great time Rick.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/20/06 06:57 AM

I agree the last two cds do take a bit of getting used to. I am at the point where I really do enjoy them though.

The kid is just fantastic live, we ended up in the orchestra pit no further than five feet from the stage. I took my daughter and we both had a really great time .
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/21/06 06:55 PM

I'm really liking Nellie McKay's "Pretty Little Head." I liked her first album, but I already like this one a lot more. She's really good at dorking up the vocals.

C.V.
Posted by: Gkarf

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/22/06 11:56 PM

Beatle lovers with DVD-Audio, try The Beatles "Love". Almost makes me want to see it in Vegas, but those Circ de Soleil?? shows creep me out.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/23/06 11:48 PM

Haven't heard the new Beatles Love disc yet, but I picked it up yesterday. Unfortunately I don't have a DVD-Audio player, just SACD. But I am looking forward to the 5.1 multichannel mix of these songs done by George Martin. Make sure to get the special edition 2 disc CD and DVD set that includes PCM Stereo and 5.1 in Dolby Digital, DTS, and DVD-Audio.

I'll be listening to some of this tonight or tomorrow for sure.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/24/06 11:24 PM

Regarding the Beatles Love (Special Edition with Multichannel mix)...

It's FANTASTIC! A creative blend of the music, and a great mix. I've never heard such clarity in a Beatles recording to date.

A definite masterpiece and must have if you are remotely a Beatles fan.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 11/26/06 09:13 AM

Thanks to the South Side of Chicago thread I'm currently listening to Jim Croce, but gotta admit that the new Beatles releases really have my attention!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/06 08:10 PM


Had Leon Russells retrospective on tonight, a very interesting cd.
Posted by: fireforge

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/06 09:27 PM

Quote:

Thanks to the South Side of Chicago thread I'm currently listening to Jim Croce, but gotta admit that the new Beatles releases really have my attention!




Haha thats great me wondering if I could audition somones speakers on the southside inspired somone to listen to music. See noobies arent tottaly usless.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/06 11:44 PM

Listening to Pandora tonight, now playing Jane Monheit's "In the Still of the Night"
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/01/06 11:57 PM


Right now it's Lite FM Rock from the 70s. It's a fun disc.
Posted by: Rik

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/02/06 08:19 PM

Godsmack's "The Otherside", anybody who likes acoustic rock should find this disc a treat. I have the SACD version and love it.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/06 05:09 PM

I picked up John Mayer Trio's Try (live in concert) on a whim at the local Tower Records (hey, 50% off) and I'm actually really impressed. I am not a fan of his pop style at all, but Mayer has some serious chops when it comes to blues rock. Reminds me quite a bit of SRV, actually.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/06 09:38 PM

Reminds me quite a bit of SRV, actually.

I bought the J.M. Trio's 'Try' CD back whenever it came out and didn't think much of it ... still don't.
A far, far cry from the one and only Stevie Ray Vaughan, I believe.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/06 09:40 PM

SRV rules! Man, I miss that guy.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/03/06 11:25 PM

Listening to this excellent set of discs with nearly all of Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral works .
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/04/06 05:44 PM

NOFX - Wolves in Wolves' Clothing

Mostly filler... like two of every three of their albums are.

A few standout songs : USA-holes, The Man I Killed, Leaving Jesusland, Instant Crassic *snicker*, Doornails... actually, after a few listens - I don't mind most of the album...

Bren R.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/04/06 08:45 PM


It's Sonny Landreth right now, good stuff imo.
Posted by: Rik

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/04/06 11:02 PM

Quote:


It's Sonny Landreth right now, good stuff imo.





"Outward Bound" is a favorite of mine.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/04/06 11:06 PM


It was his Grant Street cd, a very good live performance.
Posted by: Screefer

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/04/06 11:56 PM

Tom Petty's latest CD, "Highway Companion" its all good.
Posted by: davidsch

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/05/06 01:30 PM

Last night I listened to Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro on SACD from the Harmonia Mundi label. This is my first real exposure to opera on the Axioms other than scattered overtures. I highly recommend this set as the singing and orchestra are superb. Also, I listened to Stanley Turrentine's Up at Minton's CD. This CD was recorded in 1961 in a live club setting so it was surprising to me that it sounds as nice as it does. Christmas came early to me.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/07/06 01:10 PM

Autopilot Off. Bouncy, guitar-driven, punk-pop. I dig it very much. Pandora discovery.
Posted by: Jordan

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/09/06 02:45 PM

Trentemoller's "The Last Resort".
This is one of the best albums of 2006 imho. If you've ignored my other suggestions this would be one that you don't want to ignore.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/09/06 09:07 PM

A little Norah Jones tonight on Pandora, Feels Like Home (Deluxe Edition)...
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/09/06 09:12 PM

Ok.... back to the 70's..... "California Nights" Best of Sweet.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/09/06 09:17 PM

Dang I love Pandora....all the groups I used to listen to on vinyl. Now it is a little Triumph "Fool for Your Love" on Allied Forces, awesome stuff cranked up a little louddddddddddd.

Huhhhhh what is that honey, I can't hear you, turn it up louder, ohhh ok....
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/09/06 09:30 PM

Ok, now listening to a little country, Keith Whitley's "It Ain't Nothing"...

Man I miss that guy, what a talent..
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/22/06 08:24 PM

While I was Christmas shopping I accidentally ordered a couple of Emerson Lake & Palmer CDs to replace my rips from the old LPs. Listening to Trilogy now, Tarkus on deck.

Dang, I had forgotten how good those guys sounded on high quality speakers... and Trilogy was probably my least favorite ELP album. Abaddon's Bolero gets a bit whiny near the end but the rest of the album sounds wonderful.

EDIT -- while using Google to check the spelling of "Abaddon" I ran across the following quote :

"and no wonder that they were one of the most hated bands among the punk movement, with the Sex Pistols burning Emerson's effigy onstage and suchlike."

It's amazing what you can learn on the Internet
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/22/06 10:48 PM


Tonight it was Elton John, NickelBack.

Now it's SRV Live at ElMocambo. Before that it was SRV Live at Austin Texas.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/22/06 11:54 PM

Now listening to System Of A Down - Mezmerize.

There's a whole decade I just don't seem to get... even worse, it scares my dogs. I had to turn the volume down ~15 dB before they would come back into the house.
Posted by: DrunkenWolf

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/23/06 12:53 AM

That album is great.

I stumbled across a band called 'Icon of Coil'. Kinda techno. So far I like it.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/23/06 02:49 AM

Quote:

while using Google to check the spelling of "Abaddon" I ran across the following quote


At least you didn't do a Google images search and end up with Abaddon, the drummer for the Black Metal band Venom.

Bren R.
Posted by: x94blair3

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/24/06 10:30 PM

Listening to Christmas music of course:

Elvis Presley - It's Christmas Time

I don't think this is the same album my mom & dad on vinyl when I was a kid, but it seems to include all the same songs. I'm a sucker for that album, especially since my mom passed away a couple of years ago.

Only wish my Axioms had made it here in time to enjoy it on them Oh well, there will hopefully be many years to come.

Merry Christmas
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/27/06 01:11 PM

Me, I like A Toolbox Christmas.

It's a little late now, but it's very entertaining, extremely well mastered, and actually fairly pretty.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/28/06 01:33 PM

Loving Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms " sacd right now.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/29/06 12:56 AM

Corinne Bailey Rae

I saw her perform "Put Your Records On" on some show (can't remember), and she smiled like a kid the whole time. I'm glad I got around to picking up her album. I still like that song the best after the first listen, but I think I'll warm to the others.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 12/30/06 11:23 AM

Sarah Brightman, Live in Las Vegas. In fairness to SOAD, Sarah also seems to scare my dogs
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/06/07 06:55 PM

CSS - Cansei de Ser Sexy

I'd say this album is the most fun album I've bought in a while. They're a Brazilian band, but the songs are mostly in English, with only a couple of instances of breaking into Portuguese (though the import version has more Portuguese songs, I guess). I don't mind listening to the whole album again and again. There are only a couple of tracks I'm tempted to skip through, which is more than I can say for other purchases I've made lately.

But yeah, the lyrics are funny (aided by their cute voices and imperfect English), and the music is catchy. They need to put out another album already.
Posted by: ctown

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/07/07 02:57 PM

Quote:

Me, I like A Toolbox Christmas.

It's a little late now, but it's very entertaining, extremely well mastered, and actually fairly pretty.




I just registered, but for next xmas you guys should look for James Brown Funky Christmas. Our holidays have been kicked off with "Santa Claus goin straight to the ghetto" for at least 5 years.

RIP Godfather James.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/07/07 05:36 PM

Testing out my new m80's and ep600. Listening to Katie Melua's "Call off the Search" on Pandora right now. It sounds sooooo good I can't find any words to describe. I swear she is right here in the room with me performing, WoW!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/07/07 05:39 PM

Prepping for the big head to head (to head?) listening test this evening. Listening to the iPod and realizing that I can't tell which speakers the sound is coming from.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/07/07 05:40 PM

Oh Yesssss, this is what I'm talking about.....On my Blues station on Pandora, a little Stevie Ray Vaughan just came on...."Mary had a Little Lamb"......Texassssssssssss Floooood Baaaaby

Now this is what I"m talking about, Stevie is making my 80's sing, and the bass is thumbing my 600. I'm hooked on this hobby.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/12/07 07:45 PM

Just listened to the first 4 tracks of Cantate Doninio in SACD, very immpressive, will get back to it this evening.
The SACD version is only two channel but still sounds great.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/12/07 11:22 PM

Nice! I'm glad you like it. I ordered the SACD, myself. It probably arrived, but I won't be back home until tomorrow early afternoon. It was a good week in California.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/17/07 01:29 AM

Tonight I put on some Saint-Saens "Symphony No. 3" and "Carnival of Animals." I picked the disc up for about 8 bucks at Best Buy, part of the Essential Classics series. Sounds fantastic! I also have a copy of the RCA Living Stereo SACD of the "Symphony No. 3," but the sound is poopy. The cheaper CD wins, hands down. Although a bit short, "Carnival of the Animals" is fun. Just saw the movie "The Illusionist" and recognized the music from that.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/17/07 03:34 AM

Yeah Sean, if you mean the performance by Ormandy with the Philadelphia and Biggs(should always identify the performers)that's a fine collection and a great bargain, as are quite a few others in the Essential Classics series.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/17/07 09:11 AM

Yes, that's the one, John. In the future I will definitely include the performers. I was looking for a picture of the CD to link to, but couldn't find one.
Posted by: F107plus5

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/18/07 10:48 PM

Finally....FINALLY got the new Beatles "Love" CD.

Incredible!! The only problem I had was being unable to listen to it all the way through!! There is just so much stuff going on all at the same time that it's hard trying to keep track of everything!

Very tiring!!

One heck of a lot of fun though!!
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/19/07 12:07 AM

Glad you are enjoying it- it's one of my recent favorites. The surround mix on 'I Am The Walrus', the resolution and clarity of 'Revolution', and the dynamic range on 'A Day In The Life'. Amazing.
Posted by: dronevil

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/19/07 12:27 AM

Monarch - Swan Song
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/20/07 01:38 PM

Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation (HD-DVD - Sound Stage). Awesome performance however it should have been longer. It runs just over 60 minutes. I heard that there was an additional 40 minutes of the concert available. Why they didn't include the extra 40 minutes is questionable.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/20/07 05:57 PM

I *believe* I'm listening to John Coltrane at the moment ... whenever I shuffle up the two MegaChangers on the 'no delay' function and whenever the tunes come up I can't tell whether or not I'm listening to John Coltrane or Miles Davis. I know ... my bad, but I've never been able to get much into either of these guys music, nice stuff but not something I go crazy about.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/21/07 12:04 AM

Typing along in time with the Brahms Hungarian Dances. For anyone interested, Tower Records has a sale with 25% or more off everything through next Monday. I'll be ordering a few $6-$7 CDs.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/21/07 12:22 AM

Wow, good prices. Thanks for the heads-up, John.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/23/07 12:54 PM

Michael Gulezian. Simply can't get enough of his music. Sounds marvelous on my system. Anyone who likes acoustic guitar, especially if you're a fan of the late,great Michael Hedges, you'd probably love his stuff.

www.michaelgulezian.com.
Posted by: bray

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/23/07 01:09 PM

Radio Paradise
Great place to hear new (or new to you/me) tunes.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/23/07 07:30 PM

Right now it's Robert Randolf, earlier it was Rascal Flatts.

Next up is Deborah Coleman.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/23/07 09:15 PM

I was just listening to an SRV concert recorded in Montreal in 1984. I joined a site called Wolfgang's Vault that has many live "from the vault" recordings of famous bands and musicians, all promoted by Bill Graham.

Check out the site here. You have to sign up, but it's free.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/23/07 10:25 PM

That site is pretty sweet! Right now just listening to the SRV concert in 84 on my laptop. I'm curious how it sounds on your Axioms compared to Pandora streaming?
Posted by: dronevil

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/24/07 12:10 AM

16 Horsepower - Folklore

They're kind of a weird mixture of dark roots/country/folk out of Denver. Great stuff.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/26/07 10:44 PM

Listening to the program from last Saturday on BBC Radio 3 (available on demand for the following seven days)with an interesting explanation of the Sibelius 2nd Symphony, illustrated with selections from the orchestra and concluded with a complete performance.
Posted by: dronevil

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/26/07 11:28 PM

Willie Nelson - Red Haired Stranger lp
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are ya listening to...all damn day? - 01/27/07 02:22 AM

Baby Beluga by Raffi.

My daughter was sick this week and she's been at home all day.
Those damn kid jingles, get into your head...
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to...all damn day? - 01/27/07 02:26 AM

Live - Throwing Copper

A rare departure from punk for me.

Bren R.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: So what are ya listening to...all damn day? - 01/27/07 02:30 AM

Quote:

Live - Throwing Copper

A rare departure from punk for me.




So perhaps tossing in some Baby Beluga would help mellow out the evening then.
I'll burn you a copy.
No, waitaminute, i might get sued by Raffi and his gang of 30" minions.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to...all damn day? - 01/27/07 11:50 AM

It's good to mellow out your piss and vinegar with some rock salt every now and again.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/28/07 11:37 PM

Just got back from a Josh Ritter solo concert. Absolutely amazing, intimate, and moving performance. The audio at the Birchmere was top-notch, too.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/30/07 10:36 PM

Tonight it is a Atlanta Rhythm Section on Wolfgangs Vault, 1978 in Athens Georgia Theater concert.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/30/07 10:51 PM


J.J Cale with Eric Clayton.
Posted by: Nachosgrande

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/31/07 12:02 AM

Quote:


J.J Cale with Eric Clayton.




How is it? I hear that Clayton is one bad mutha!
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/31/07 01:11 AM

Quote:

How is it? I hear that Clayton is one bad mutha!


I hear this woman is one bad mutha.

Bren R.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/31/07 10:32 AM

I like it. It is not classic EC though, it seems to have a hint of country or southeren type rock to it. That is where J.J come into the mix I beleive. It still has a bit of the blues also but not as much as the other EC I have.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/31/07 12:06 PM

Yes, there's nothing quite like classic Eric Clayton.
Posted by: RickF

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/31/07 02:33 PM

I must say that I do enjoy my Eric Clayton just as much as most anybody but did you know that JJ Cale wrote 11 of the 14 songs on the Clayton/Cale's 'Escondido' CD? Some of the tunes sound a little 'soft' to me for either singer individually and I wonder if that may have been from a matter of the two greats singing together and neither wanting to outshine the other ... 'equal footing'.
I've always been a big fan of JJ Cale.



Last evening the little Missus and myself sat down and listened to a couple of Cd's including the Subdudes 'Miracle Mule', Sonia Dada 'Test Pattern', David Gilmour 'On An Island' and Bob Dylan's 'Modern Times' ... it was fun!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/31/07 03:44 PM


Right now I have the Beatles Love cd on. This is one good cd imo, if at all you like the Beatles this is a must have.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 01/31/07 09:35 PM

I Positively agree!
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/01/07 02:22 AM

What, NO bites on my Patsy Ramsey joke?!?

Bren R.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/01/07 11:08 AM

For those that like slow jazz, similar to some of Diana Krall's work, you might check out Lynn Bush, good stuff. It just came on on Jazz Pandora Radio station....
Posted by: BBIBH

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/01/07 04:09 PM

Dave Meniketti - On the Blues Side
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/03/07 09:48 AM

New Beatles Love CD. yesssssssssssss
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/03/07 10:08 AM


Randy, that is one heck of a cd isn't it. I have really been enjoying it too.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/03/07 10:15 AM

I really like it a lot. I just picked up the regular cd, not the DVD-A version as I don't have a player that plays DVD-A's yet. I see Sherwood Newcastle has a few models, hmmmm.

Go Bears. HD on my big screen, can't wait.....
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/03/07 10:17 AM

Me too! Do you guys have the multichannel version (the 2 disc set)? I do, but I don't have a DVD-A player so I listen to the dts 5.1 version- I love it but would like to hear the DVD-A track. Some day.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/03/07 10:19 AM

I bought the 2 channel version. I bet it would be something else to listen to the multichannel one.
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/03/07 10:20 AM

So the 2 disc set also has cd, 5.1, and dvd-a versions? Dang, I thought it was just DVD-A. I wonder if walmart would take back the one I have as a trade?
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/03/07 10:26 AM

Yes, the 2nd disc contains the DVD-A, as well as both dts and Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes. If you guys like the stereo CD, you would really like the multichannel mix. It's done very well.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/03/07 01:16 PM

Yeah, the multichannel mix is a good one!
Posted by: rdwarn

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/07 11:40 AM

You can add me as a very recent fan of Porcupine Tree. I began checking them out as a result of some posts that i read here on the forum. Anyway, I've been listening to Deadwing DVD-A and Arriving Somewhere DVD (in DTS). Amazing!

Here is what i'll be listening to on Feb. 27th (USA)...
NIN

In case i screwed up the link, it's NIN new DVD "Beside You in Time" from their recent tour. Anyway, the DVD will be available in DVD(DTS), HD DVD, and Blu-Ray.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/07 06:35 PM

Norah Jones's new one, "Not Too Late" is fantastic. Can't get enough of it!
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/07 06:41 PM

I've been meaning to pick that up but when I get to the store I have been picking out other cds instead. Next time out I am getting it.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/05/07 10:31 PM

Listening to what's the most beautiful vocal performance that I've ever heard: this Anna Moffo recording with Stokowski. Recently it's been reissued by Arkiv(unfortunately without the interesting notes by Stokowski that are in my older issue). They're both gone and only God can command their performance now, but by owning the CD we can enjoy their artistry forever.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/07 01:35 AM

In a different vein...

Misfits - American Psycho

Why? Why not.

Bren R.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/07 07:22 AM

Quote:

In a different vein...



Wassamatter? Your preferred vein collapsed or something?
Posted by: BrenR

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/06/07 02:06 PM

Quote:

Wassamatter? Your preferred vein collapsed or something?


It's so clever, in a different type of music than usually listened to by me or discussed here... and since the Misfits are B-movie horror rock, vein works on both levels.

I R Clever.

Bren R.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/07 09:10 AM

U B Crafty
Posted by: medic8r

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/07 11:13 AM

U 2 B illin'
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/07 08:00 PM

Like a villin on 'cillin 'cuz my otitis be killin'.

word
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/07 08:47 PM

Quote:

Like a villin on 'cillin 'cuz my otitis be killin'.

word




Preach it brotha.
Posted by: CV

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/07/07 11:21 PM

I got Camera Obscura's "Let's Get Out of This Country" and Metric's "Live It Out" via UPS today, and I'm enjoying them. Good stuff. I keep getting great recommendations from Cari, an online friend. I don't even have to try finding good music anymore. She does all of the work. It's the perfect relationship.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/08/07 07:09 PM


A couple of JJ Cale Cds earlier now it's AC/DC Highway to Hell. Next up is BLS.
Posted by: DL30

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/10/07 12:12 AM

My son and I were listening to Hendrix, "Are you Experienced?" And the Who - remastered greatest hits. He especially likes Won't Get Fooled Again (BIG Guitar) and Lord Reign O'er me" (Rain, Piano, Drum, Bass, Guitar) - but what does he know - he'll be two in April.

Currently for me - Bloc Party's new album and Modest Mouse's latest. The boy is in bed so I am scoping more music to add to his rotation once I ground him in the basics.
Posted by: bobbynew

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/13/07 04:48 AM

The Odyssey by Symphony X.I have been playing old cds since I got my Axiom speakers to hear what I been missing.Sounds Incredible.
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/15/07 04:10 PM


Listening to some Robert Cray via headphones right now.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/15/07 04:38 PM

Cannot... stop... listening... to... Roberto Y Gabriela.
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/15/07 04:44 PM

I feel the same way, but I've been listening to Rodrigo y Gabriela. Who'd of thought that there would be 2 groups out there so similar?
Posted by: Wid

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/15/07 08:32 PM

Got Joe Walsh on right now. Earlier it was The Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, before that it was the Beatles Love cd again. I can't seem to get enough of that one.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/15/07 08:54 PM

Serves me right for posting on the run. I think Roberto is his stunt double.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/15/07 09:04 PM

Or Evil Twin.

:::Cue Diabolical Laughter::::
Posted by: dllewel

Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? - 02/15/07 09:11 PM

Quote:

...before that it was the Beatles Love cd again. I can't seem to get enough of that one.


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