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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:48 am

Great interview with one of my all time favorites.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... in-205425/

"Sail Away - Bobby Darin "covered this [in 1972], but he was such a musical guy that he missed the
point. He was like, “Little one, come to America.” Etta James did it,
and I guarantee she knew what it was about, absolutely."

"In America you'll get food to eat
Won't have to run through the jungle
And scuff up your feet
You'll just sing about Jesus and drink wine all day
It's great to be an American

Ain't no lions or tigers ain't no mamba snake
Just the sweet watermelon and the buckwheat cake
Everybody is as happy as a man can be
Climb aboard little wog sail away with me"

Or

"It was seeing [Russian leader]
Vladimir Putin in those pictures with his shirt off. Like what the hell does he want? He’s the most powerful man in the world – and he wants to be Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt. The song is less critical than I thought it would be, although the tone gets menacing at the end. If it’s just a joke, it’s worth something to me. It’s worth less unless there’s something else. But I can’t tell people what to
get from a song. When I’m doing “Rednecks” for a crowd and they’re like “We’re rednecks, yeah!”, that bothers me. It’s closer to home."


Satire, sarcasm and irony can be as difficult in music as it is in a forum discussion with a conservative, but for those who understand, Randy is one of our best.

"One of the best things I do is assignments. I do it easily, and I do it well. People say, “Isn’t it a sellout?” No, it’s who I am. If you want me to write a song about an Albanian gardener who moves to Bulgaria, I’ll do it. I’m a professional songwriter. And that’s fine with me."

And me too

"We got no necked oilmen from Texas
And good ol' boys from Tennessee
And colleges men from LSU
Went in dumb, come out dumb too
Hustlin' 'round Atlanta in their alligator shoes
Gettin' drunk every weekend at the barbecues
And we're keepin' the niggers down"
George Carlin said “The owners know the truth. It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 pm

https://youtu.be/APkQBID5K9k

Vedder in SA last week


Consequence of Sound: Eddie Vedder reunites with South African high school choir, covers The Beatles: Watch.
https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/12/ ... les-video/
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:20 pm

Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem

“The world is on fire,” Ben Hutcherson told an audience in Brooklyn, last month, before a set by his band, Glacial Tomb. He added, “At least we can all burn together.” Over the next thirty minutes, the band, which Hutcherson describes as playing “blackened, sludgy death metal,” roared through a half-dozen songs, replete with thundering drums and growled vocals. The set ended with a broadside of defiance, in the form of a cover of the punk band Aus-Rotten’s “Fuck Nazi Sympathy.” As Glacial Tomb sped through the song—which includes the lines “Don’t respect something that has no respect” and “Don’t give them their freedom, because they’re not going to give you yours”—audience members shouted the lyrics, churned in a mosh pit, and dove from the stage.

The set was part of a fifteen-band weekend festival at Brooklyn Bazaar, in Greenpoint, called Black Flags Over Brooklyn, which was organized as probably New York City’s first anti-Fascist extreme-metal show. It was planned partly as a celebration of an underground form of music that has traditionally thrived on images of drama and danger, and partly as a response to a subgenre known as National Socialist black metal, which espouses neo-Nazi views and has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as aiming to recruit youth to white-supremacist causes. The organizer of the Black Flags show, Kim Kelly, who, until recently, was a metal editor for Noisey and has written for Pitchfork, Spin, and Rolling Stone, said that, although National Socialist black-metal bands comprise only a small percentage of metal music, they have recently had outsized visibility. And, as far-right movements have grown in the United States and Europe, she said, some metal fans have begun having discussions about politics and expression that mirror those taking place in the broader culture....
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:42 pm

George Carlin said “The owners know the truth. It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:55 pm

I was listening to an old Doors record album today; LA Woman. It's invigorating to stomp to a feverish beat now and again. My neighbor was gone so I was liberal with the volume :shifty:

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Unread post by Whack9 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:13 am

Is anyone familiar with John Fahey?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fahey_(musician)

The minimilistic genre is described as "American primitive guitar".

Good stuff.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l21IyJQIKws

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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:31 am

Whack9 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:13 am
Is anyone familiar with John Fahey?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fahey_(musician)

The minimilistic genre is described as "American primitive guitar".

Good stuff.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l21IyJQIKws
Nice.

Be honest, you found him because you thought it was going to be death metal, right?

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:52 am

Whack9 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:13 am
Is anyone familiar with John Fahey?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fahey_(musician)

The minimilistic genre is described as "American primitive guitar".

Good stuff.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l21IyJQIKws
Been listening to him since high school. Yeah, he's good stuff.
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Unread post by Whack9 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:44 am

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:31 am
Whack9 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:13 am
Is anyone familiar with John Fahey?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fahey_(musician)

The minimilistic genre is described as "American primitive guitar".

Good stuff.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l21IyJQIKws
Nice.

Be honest, you found him because you thought it was going to be death metal, right?

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Hah!

I use Google Play for my music spuelunking. I was probably listening to the America (the band) station or something like that and he popped up being in a similar musical vein. He's got some good stuff. When I took the overnighter in the Okefenokee swamp last year I jammed to his stuff so it brings back good memories of chilling and fishing from the dock I camped on :thumbup:

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:15 pm

Whack9 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:44 am
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:31 am
Whack9 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:13 am
Is anyone familiar with John Fahey?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fahey_(musician)

The minimilistic genre is described as "American primitive guitar".

Good stuff.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l21IyJQIKws
Nice.

Be honest, you found him because you thought it was going to be death metal, right?

Image
Hah!

I use Google Play for my music spuelunking. I was probably listening to the America (the band) station or something like that and he popped up being in a similar musical vein. He's got some good stuff. When I took the overnighter in the Okefenokee swamp last year I jammed to his stuff so it brings back good memories of chilling and fishing from the dock I camped on :thumbup:

I just learned that Fahey discovered Kottke. The same guy turned me on to both, but it took Wiki to show me the connection.

I've never seen Fahey, but Kottke is way fun to watch - strings everywhere.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:45 am

Tonight Show, just now:



Jade Bird: I Get No Joy

Lyrics

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