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#278411 - 11/10/09 08:14 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: JohnK]
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 Originally Posted By: JohnK
Andrew, Rachmaninoff would likely approve of Poledouris's music for Conan. I just took a listen to the dozen Amazon samples and they fall into the category of enjoyable classical music. Much(nearly all?)of the best classical music composed during the last 50 years or so has been composed for films. Composers such as Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams wrote a considerable amount of music for films, while other composers such as Goldsmith, Herrmann, Korngold, Steiner, etc. wrote almost entirely for films. Much of the classical music(?)other composers have attempted during the past few decades is unenjoyable aural garbage in no way comparable to many of the creations of the film composers, including Poledouris.

I have some film scores in my CD collection, which I of course include in the classical genre. Bernard Herrmann's music for Fahrenheit 451 and The Day the Earth Stood Still are fine examples of modern classical music which is still enjoyable for listening.


I was hoping my humor would provoke an opinion and lead to further exploration of the soundtrack genre. Strange that you mention "The Day the Earth Stood Still" as, now that you mention it, I remember it catching my ear. Normally, a soundtrack is the last thing I'd ever consider when I see it in a store but now I have a couple more names to research and hunt down.

I generally like music that is brimming with emotion. Perhaps why classical soundtracks appeal to me and it also might explain why I can happily jump from stirring classical pieces to many forms of Heavy Metal, all in the same day.


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#278424 - 11/10/09 09:49 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: JohnK]
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So, John, I take it you don't like Philip Glass? \:\)

(Link is to a video of a person deconstructing Philip Glass's style. Quite enjoyable to watch.)
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#278590 - 11/10/09 09:49 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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I like his pants.
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#278596 - 11/10/09 10:09 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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I noticed those, too. Lounging in his PJs. \:\)
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#278602 - 11/10/09 11:01 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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I just watched The Swell Season's "Low Rising" video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5KV1Lf2NkY&feature=player_embedded

Immediately following, I bought their new album Strict Joy

I'm seeing them live in LA in just over a month with my wife. \:\)
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#278607 - 11/10/09 11:33 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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Just bought and finished watching the Jethro Tull Blu-ray video "Live at Montreux 2003". I loved it. Excellent video and sound. Can't wait to hear it on better speakers, though.

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#278613 - 11/10/09 11:50 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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Peter, Cari really likes that album, and she got to see them perform recently. I'll have to try out their music sometime.
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#278614 - 11/10/09 11:56 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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I've been reading good reviews on Strict Joy.

I liked that song quite a bit.

Still haven't seen the movie or heard their first album, but I think I will check both out now.
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#278616 - 11/11/09 12:03 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Annie - Don't Stop
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#278634 - 11/11/09 04:10 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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Now listening to Shonen Knife

Banana Chips

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Theoretically, any band that writes songs with lyrics such as "Banana chips for you!/Banana chips for me!/ In the afternoon, banana chips and tea" should have a life span no longer than that of a grasshopper. But something oddly spellbinding occurs when deceivingly silly lyrics are sandwiched between a buoyant guitar and a rapid-fire, pop-punk drum kit. Which perhaps explains why the Japanese female rock duo Shonen Knife is still singing songs about cookies, sushi, jelly beans, and, of course, banana chips, nearly 25 years after its inception. - The Boston Globe[4]


What can I say I just love their “garage” sound an happy lyrics, can‘t explain why but it just works.
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