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What are you listening to?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3661 on: August 29, 2019, 10:46:38 PM »
Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3662 on: September 01, 2019, 04:04:05 PM »
I lose myself infused in something more than what they've seen
I'm not a slave to greed
I don't embrace your make believe
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3663 on: September 05, 2019, 02:05:34 PM »
God bless those mods who toil so we can tosh.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3664 on: September 07, 2019, 03:56:33 AM »
Etta James, "At Last".
This is one bad ass album. Definitely one of my all-time favorites. Hard to believe this was Etta's debut album,...she was in top form here. Released in 1960.

I love the song "At Last", but "Stormy Weather" is pure spiritual magic. Takes me deep every time I listen to it. Know what I saying?

At Last

Stormy Weather
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3665 on: September 07, 2019, 02:55:29 PM »
Know what I saying?
Ye, some fucking nonsense, just get off your ass and move.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3666 on: September 07, 2019, 06:30:17 PM »
^^^
I like Etta James.  :tellmemore:
She was great.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3667 on: September 12, 2019, 12:55:16 AM »
I like Etta and Ella and several others of that era.  Listen to the Etta vids and hear the orchestra backing her.  Orchestra, not a bunch of wild dudes jumping up and down with offensively three chord loud guitars.

BPs contribution is not bad but does not have the musical quality of the Etta back ground.  However....there is no accounting for tastes.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3668 on: September 12, 2019, 01:55:05 AM »
Here is another female singer that does it plenty good.  Take a listen. .....   

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3669 on: September 12, 2019, 04:34:32 AM »
Thanks, guys, for leading me on a little detour outside my usual (99%) listening territory of classical music.
“Who is to say that pleasure is useless?”
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3670 on: September 12, 2019, 06:42:08 PM »
The following rendition of "Clare de Lune" by Debussy on classical guitar by the French guitarist Roxane Elfasci is spellbinding to say the least.

The video has over 4 million views, of which a couple thousand have to be from me listening to it over and over again.

The arrangement is by James Edwards, but Roxanne plays it with such tenderness and clarity that it has become something of a masterpiece in the classical guitar world.

Debussy composed this piece for piano, and most folks believe it only sounds good on piano; plus music written for piano can be difficult to play or arrange for guitar, but this is the exception indeed.

Clearly Roxanne is an exceptional guitarist; unfortunately there is little information on her available. I follow her YouTube channel, but she has only uploaded a few other performances (Equally as good)

(I actually purchased the sheet music for this arrangement from James Edwards, and have managed so far to get about a quarter of the way through it, but the piece is proving difficult, and I know it is going to take me some time to learn it completely (Taking some time off from it currently). Of course my performance of it, if I can in fact learn the piece will not be anything close to Roxanne's version, but it is fun to play nonetheless. She makes it seems so effortless. I wish I had her delicate left hand instead of the stubby appendage and digits that I was born with)

Anyway give it a listen, then play it again with your eyes closed, then listen and watch her play it a third time and be amazed.



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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3671 on: September 12, 2019, 11:39:50 PM »
That is beautiful Bruno.  I have long been hooked on classical guitar music. 

 I suspect that you know of,  perhaps listened to,  the elegant Ana Vidovic and the sexy but wonderfully talented Tatiana Rhyzkova.  Xuefi Yang is also a spectacular classical guitarist. 

If you want to hear some incredibly skillful Gypsy Jazz, then look for Damjan Pejinoski.  These people are all on You Tube for our enjoyment.

My adopted grandson is a Lithuanian who lives  in the city of Kaunas. He is a classical guitarist with a fair degree of talent and ability.  He told me that the fondest wish of the classical guitarist, referring to their guitar, is: "try to make her believe that she is beautiful".  Your lady is pretty close to that goal.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3672 on: September 13, 2019, 05:24:07 AM »
That is beautiful Bruno.  I have long been hooked on classical guitar music. 

That was enchanting.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3673 on: September 13, 2019, 05:58:15 PM »
Debussy is one of the gods on my own composer's Olympus.
“Who is to say that pleasure is useless?”
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3674 on: September 16, 2019, 06:31:45 PM »
That is beautiful Bruno.  I have long been hooked on classical guitar music. 

 I suspect that you know of,  perhaps listened to,  the elegant Ana Vidovic and the sexy but wonderfully talented Tatiana Rhyzkova.  Xuefi Yang is also a spectacular classical guitarist. 

If you want to hear some incredibly skillful Gypsy Jazz, then look for Damjan Pejinoski.  These people are all on You Tube for our enjoyment.

My adopted grandson is a Lithuanian who lives  in the city of Kaunas. He is a classical guitarist with a fair degree of talent and ability.  He told me that the fondest wish of the classical guitarist, referring to their guitar, is: "try to make her believe that she is beautiful".  Your lady is pretty close to that goal.

Thanks Icarus, and yes I have long been a fan of Ana Vidovic, she is probably my favorite guitarist as her skill and ability are unmatched in my opinion. In fact I do believe in years past I have posted some of her performances in this very thread.

Thanks for the heads up on Damjan, I wasn't too familiar with him, but I do think I had seen a couple short clips of him before on Instagram.

Glad to hear about your grandson, I bet he's a joy to listen to. :)
...inhabitants are, as the man once said, 'whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,' by which he meant everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, 'saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,' and he would have meant the same thing.”