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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Morning Music: Devo’s “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

I saw these guys live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1978. They were all that.

Have an open thread if you want one.

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Posted by YAFB on 01/14/12 at 07:32 AM
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Afternoon After the Day Before Music: John Lennon’s “Cold Turkey”

It’s true that in my innocent early teens I took this song as a dire warning about the havoc leftovers can wreak on an unsuspecting digestive system. In my defense, if you listen to the lyrics, they do nothing to dispel that interpretation.

Has anyone else any similarly embarrassing revelations about their early impressions of songs that turned out to be somewhat naive?

Posted by YAFB on 11/25/11 at 02:34 PM
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Friday, November 04, 2011

Friday morning music: The Smashing Pumpkins—1979

Posted by Betty Cracker on 11/04/11 at 07:49 AM
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Music: Hellzapoppin’! [Updated X7]

Hit it!

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Posted by YAFB on 10/31/11 at 06:33 PM
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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Thursday Midday Music: Bert Jansch, 1943—2011

Glasgow-born Bert Jansch, who died yesterday at the age of 67, was one of the most influential guitarists of his—or probably any—generation.

This is his song “Black Waterside.”

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Posted by YAFB on 10/06/11 at 11:00 AM
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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Saturday Morning Music: V.M. Bhatt’s “Meeting By The River”

The instrument Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is playing is his own invention, the Mohan veena. This piece is more commonly known as a duet with Ry Cooder, but here Bhatt goes it alone with just tabla accompaniment.

You know the drill. You want an open thread? Go ahead. Make our day.

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Posted by YAFB on 10/01/11 at 09:58 AM
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Morning Music: Bardou’s “The Alchemist’s Dance”

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a slightly trying week here one way or another, so far topped by our cat Gus going missing overnight, sparking a neighborhood-wide hunt this morning that eventually led to my finding him sitting in a neighbor’s hedge about 20 yards from the house, impervious to rattlings of kibble packets and plaintive calls from his worried houseslaves. At the moment, I’m assuming something’s freaked him (there’s tree felling and roadworks going on all around us at the moment), rather than anything being seriously wrong, but he’s a bit subdued and confined to the house (he’s going to love this!) under observation for the next day or so, just in case. I’ll take him to the vet on Monday if he’s still not right.

So I felt like something soothing to listen to, and this vid hit the spot. That’s a traditional Swedish nyckelharpa—a bit like a bowed hurdygurdy (played by Mariusz Radwanski)—accompanied by a gorgeous development of the guitar family called the arch-harp guitar (invented by James Kline, who’s playing it here) that makes me go “WANT ONE!!!!”

As ever, think of this as an open thread if you feel the need.

Also. BWAHAHAHA.

Posted by YAFB on 09/24/11 at 07:41 AM
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

You Call That Music? (ShuffleTronic Open Thread)

Not sure if this little game (which I am parasitically redistributing from ReaLAMErican Industrialist Tim F.) will work here. If not, serve me right for being a moocher.

Grab yer mp3 player (or the remote for your CD player). Hit shuffle. What’s the first song that plays?

Or discuss why people who call soft drinks “pop” are worse than cilantro haters.

Or whatever.

I got Tears for Fears’ Mad World:

(Selected for sound quality. You can watch the original video here, if you must have an 80’s flashback. And the site performs better for you than it did for me.)

 

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Posted by Hunger Tallest Palin on 09/06/11 at 09:19 PM
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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Saturday Morning Music: Kit & The Widow’s “The Swan” + Bonus Vid

This clip links to Monday’s Tim Minchin track because both songs were part of the repertoire in the BBC’s first ever Comedy Prom on August 13, which was a total hoot despite some highbrow sniffing from pro critics. I imagine YouTubes of excerpts will become available soon if they haven’t already. Meanwhile, here’s Kit & The Widow’s adaptation of Saint-Saens’ “The Swan.”

Since we appear to have a few of his fans in the house, more Tim Minchin after the fold. As ever, treat this as an open thread if you want.

Also. Note the sticky at the top of the page. Now’s your chance to say goodbye to captcha rage and say hello to the freedom to join us in posting nonsense in the ever-rollicking Rumper Room.

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Posted by YAFB on 09/03/11 at 08:34 AM
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Lunchtime Music: Tim Minchin’s “Some People Have It Worse Than I”

DECIDEDLY NSFW!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Morning Music: John Cooper Clarke’s “Beasley Street” + Surprise Bonus Track

In case you’re wondering about the funky set, this is a live version from sadly mourned seminal BBC late-night music show The Old Grey Whistle Test, with a brief cameo from Whispering Bob Harris as an intro.

You folks seem to be getting more into open threads lately, so go for it if you feel so inclined.

Bonus track below the fold.

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Posted by YAFB on 08/22/11 at 07:34 AM
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday Afternoon Music: Sachal Studios’ “Take Five”

Via C&L via HumboldtBlue in the Rumper Room

Also. If you feel the need, consider this an open thread.

Posted by YAFB on 08/17/11 at 01:13 PM
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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Why We Fight: Platinum Dance Hits of the Liberal New World Order #3

I don’t know about you, but I need some kick-ass hypno-trance-rap counterprogramming to all the Evangelical Kneeling-Noise on Polly’s thread. Put your hand in the hand of the man who wears the breathable print skirt.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 08/06/11 at 02:27 PM
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

The PotUSA have an idea for staying cool

Warning: The brief period between nudity and fame (at least locally) may involve law enforcement officers.

Posted by Hunger Tallest Palin on 07/23/11 at 06:15 AM
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Saturday Night Music for Polly

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