What music are you listening to?

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Posted on my LiveJournal:

A lesson for everyone imho for it's definitely a truism.
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A shorter version w/ clips of participants from Special Olympics:

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Posted on my LiveJournal:

A lesson for everyone imho for it's definitely a truism.
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A shorter version w/ clips of participants from Special Olympics:

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So Peter, Paul and Mary did that, huh. One of the most prolific trios of all our times. Down through the years, many have become touched through their work.
 

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"Is it true when they say all you need is just love,
Is it true
What about those who have loved
Only to find that it's taken away
And why do they say that the children have rights to be free
To be free
What about those who I've known
Whose memory still lives inside of me."
-K'naan

 

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Well here's one for you from left field ...

Test Dept are friends of some years standing. A May gig was postponed until last night after a family tragedy. We went – Industrial is not my scene really, went more out of support – but found the whole gig 'something else' – heavily contextualised with the loss of a 30-year-old son, and all his flat- and college-mates there to support mum and dad, Paul being half of Test Dept.

 

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This was posted on my LiveJournal feed:

It's the live version of Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party (I might've posted the studio version here earlier this week.)

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You know it was a mystery to me what kind of music I liked until quite recently because I pretty much like it all. But I realized there’s a difference between stuff I can listen to and stuff that engages me emotionally. And it turns out that the engaging stuff for me could all be put under the rubric of “emergent”, beginning points of all genres, roots music, old timey, parlour music, early blues, hillbilly, rockabilly, folk, anything that still retains some primitive glow, lack of self-reference and over-refinement. If there’s one guiding spirit in all this, I guess it would be Bob Dylan, whose whole career is dedicated to the reframing of these emergent forms and the elusive attempt to recapture the originating moment.

Lately I’ve been listening to Pete Seeger, Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie...but in just vengeance for you people listing all those bands I’ve never heard of, here’s a list of people maybe you’ve never heard of, taken from my old timey compilations:

Leadbelly, Roy Acuff, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Rodgers, Rev. J.M. Gates, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bill Monroe, Washington Phillips, The Carter Family, Dock Boggs, Uncle Dave Macon, Son House, Clarence “Tom” Ashley & Bukka White.

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What a pleasant surprise to land here whilst 'meandering' through forums (fora?) and topics.

It has never been a mystery to me what music I liked, but you have hit the spot with most of your references to genres and artists.

Pete Seeger was the best friend I never met, right from the Weavers days, including the Rights Struggle.
In a sense, he and American Folk Music saved me in my late teens and early twenties.

Much more to diverge into over time.

"My Music" is a lonely passion I cannot seem to share with my friends, and to some extent my family.

That will do for now, except for leaving a link to a piece of music of great beauty, nostalgia and sorrow.


This particular clip is filled with feeling and respect and moves me greatly on so many levels.

Ry Cooder and The Chieftans Intro To Cancion Mixteca. Album: San Patricio


Enjoy.
 

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Another video by the original members of Queen (Warning avoid if you have photosensitive epilepsy. Trust me!):
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A remix/update of one of Queen's hits:

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A cover of a Stan Jones/Johnny Cash song (I believe):

Warning: Strobe effects and flashing lights are used in this video (in case you are photosensitive.)

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Some of these songs y'all might be familiar with:

They're just some snippets of American songs that you might not know the titles of and/or composers. The first one played became the basis for Duelling Banjos which was featured in the movie Deliverance

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We all need this, no?

The song is/was Put a Little Love In Your Heart covered by Annie Lenox and the Reverend Al Green (in case it gets taken down.)

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A breakdown of A few of Christine McVie's compositions in memoriam of her after she passed:

Some of the OFs might recognize the full songs from Rumours.

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