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« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2008, 08:14:43 PM »

I think he's saying that rich guys like he and Jackson, Bono and Johnny Cougar should be aware/careful of their possible hypocrisy but what do I know? It's musically terrific and really funny and I'm a huge Randy Newman fan. I would also pose the possibility that Randy is a truer artist than the others but that's just my opinion. I'm also a huge JB fan and a sucker for his sentimental stuff but as I get older I suspect that people like Newman are actually closer to the truth.
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« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2008, 08:19:00 PM »

In no particular order:

The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St.
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Al Green - Greatest Hits
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Porcupine Tree - Warszawa
Robin Trower - Twice Removed from Yesterday/Bridge of Sighs (2 CDs on one disc)
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd - Wish You Here
The Beatles - 1962-1966
The Beatles - 1967-1970
CCR - Chronicle, Vol. 1: The 20 Greatest Hits
Led Zeppelin - II
Eric Clapton - From The Cradle
Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits (Someone mentioned Hank so I had to include him!)
The Who - Who's Next
Neil Young - Greatest Hits

I reserve the right to change this list at any time without prior notification. 
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« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2008, 08:56:13 PM »

I think he's saying that rich guys like he and Jackson, Bono and Johnny Cougar should be aware/careful of their possible hypocrisy but what do I know? It's musically terrific and really funny and I'm a huge Randy Newman fan. I would also pose the possibility that Randy is a truer artist than the others but that's just my opinion. I'm also a huge JB fan and a sucker for his sentimental stuff but as I get older I suspect that people like Newman are actually closer to the truth.
Short people got no reason ... 
 
Naw, I think he's saying that Short people got no reason to......hey, wait a minute, I ain't too tall.
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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2008, 10:15:36 PM »

It's to hard to pick 10 or 20 but if I was told I could only have 2 or 3 I could do it.
All of Kentucky Colnels sruff ( and other clarence white bluegrass) All of Charlie Christians stuff with Goodman and jams. I have never gotten tired of those after listening to them to death for 30 years. If allowed a 3rd it'd be a Dylan's greatest hits I suppose for some lyrical wizardry.
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« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2008, 11:30:30 PM »

It's to hard to pick 10 or 20 but if I was told I could only have 2 or 3 I could do it.
All of Kentucky Colnels sruff ( and other clarence white bluegrass) All of Charlie Christians stuff with Goodman and jams. I have never gotten tired of those after listening to them to death for 30 years. If allowed a 3rd it'd be a Dylan's greatest hits I suppose for some lyrical wizardry.
Would you please name a few albums, so us ignorant hillbillies can test drive a few Thanks in advance; Danny
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« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2008, 11:59:10 PM »

Would you please name a few albums, so us ignorant hillbillies can test drive a few Thanks in advance; Danny
gladly my friend. It's amazing how many bluegrass pickers have never listen to Clarence white. I'd get 2 Kentucky Colonels
CD's. Appalachian Swing the 64' release of instrumentals. And Livin in the Past a collection of live performances from like 63-65.
After Byrds stint and right before he died was Muleskinner which was him, David Grisman, Peter Rowen, and Richard Green. 2 CD's of them. One studio, and one live for PBS show. The live is more straight bluegrass, the studio brings in country rock flavor and also has some of Clarences much heralded electric and B Bender work. Along with flatpickin. I'd definitely start with the Colonels though. Be aware that the vocals are traditional. The pickin is like Django meets bluegrass on some stuff, but that's not the thing. Theres just something about his syncopation and always feeling open thats addictive.  His rythm playing I don't think has ever been beat.
Here's link to John Delagota's(spelling?) site. He has been a saint at preserving Clareneces stuff and other 60's Country rock stuff.
Just go to Clarence white and scroll to the 2 CD's.
http://sierrarecordsbookshomevideo.goestores.com/
Charlie Christian, pioneer of electric guitar right? Big Band Swing. from late 30's with notes that roll like a never ending cascading water fall.
The live recording are way best. DON"T get the "solo flight" or whatever it's called of studio stuff. I had about all the albums you could get as a teenager cause my dad travel around and picked them up in L.A. and San Fran. (parents were thrilled that I was gettin into thier music) anyway all of those can be gotten now on cd called. "Charlie Christian Complete Live Recordings.  It also includeds After hours jam that captures to birth of bebop with Thelonious Monk .matt
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« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2008, 12:13:53 AM »

  Thanks so much Matt, I'm sure some others will check this out as well.   Danny
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« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2008, 02:40:32 AM »

  Thanks so much Matt, I'm sure some others will check this out as well.   Danny

Yep...I'm one of 'em.  I only have a few Colonels songs on bluegrass mix CDs.  I'll check these out for sure.  Thanks.
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« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2008, 02:18:17 PM »

Dave Mason...................Alone Together
The Who...................... Who's Next
Bob Marley................... Greatest Hits
The Beatles................... Abby Road
The Stones................... Flowers
The Beatles....................Revolver
The Stones.....................Let it Bleed
CSN..............................CSN
Neil Young.....................Zuma and/or Everbody Knows This is Nowhere
Willie Nelson..................Red Headed Stranger
Hank Wms. Jr.................Hank Williams Jr. and Friends
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.....Facing Future
Bob Dylan.....................Blood on the Tracks
Donovan.......................Cosmic Wheels
Cale/Clapton..................Escondido
Savoy Brown.................Looking In
U2...............................The Joshua Tree
Taj Mahal...................... Giant Step/De 'Ol Folks at Home
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« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2008, 02:43:12 PM »

Walkerman, whatever differences we may have in other areas, I think that's a pretty neat list you've got there!
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« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2008, 05:00:05 PM »

Walkerman, whatever differences we may have in other areas, I think that's a pretty neat list you've got there!
Thank you.....there's no disagreement that a cold beer and a good song can't cure...

PS...I love Taking Tiger Mountain..I still have it on vinyl.

PPS...don't Ipods sort of make these desert island lists obsolete?
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« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2008, 05:56:59 PM »

PPS...don't Ipods sort of make these desert island lists obsolete?

What's an Ipod? 
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« Reply #52 on: September 03, 2008, 06:23:04 PM »

PS...I love Taking Tiger Mountain..I still have it on vinyl.


There's a sense of humor in all Eno's early work that I still go back to when life gets too serious.

What's an Ipod? 

Try as I might I just can't find a good enough reason to buy an Ipod. I like having discrete objects to hold (if you'll pardon the expression), not one gadget with infinity stored inside it.
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« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2008, 01:53:32 PM »

Top of the list

Beatles - White Album (Still my No. 1 with a bullet)

After that the list varies, depending on what day it is.  Here's the current incarnation.

Radiohead - OK Computer
Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
Yes - Fragile (could also be Close to the Edge)
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
XTC - Nonsuch
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
John Eliot Gardiner/Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique - Complete Beethoven Symphonies (that may be cheating.  If forced I take the 9th)
Martin Perlman/Boston Baroque - Bach's Bradenburg Concertos
Trevor Pinnock/English Concert - Handel's Water Music
John Adams - The Chairman Dances
Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, et al - The Legend of Jesse James
Allison Krauss and Union Station - Live
Lyle Lovett - Step Inside This House
Billie Holliday - Heart and Soul
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Bill Evans - Conversations with Myself
Weather Report - Heavy Weather
Manhattan Transer - Extensions
Donald Fagen - Nightfly



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« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2008, 03:54:47 PM »

Little Feat Faves - a mix CD of all the Lowell George albums

Just get "Waiting for Columbus"  Has most everything you'd want, you get a double album, and, it being Little Feat, the live versions are better than the studio versions.
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« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2008, 08:09:24 PM »

Just get "Waiting for Columbus"  Has most everything you'd want, you get a double album, and, it being Little Feat, the live versions are better than the studio versions.
I had that on vinyl but gave it away along with all my other 800 or so albums when I realized that I'd never get them all transferred to CD. Great record, great group.

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« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2008, 10:23:52 AM »

Try as I might I just can't find a good enough reason to buy an Ipod. I like having discrete objects to hold (if you'll pardon the expression), not one gadget with infinity stored inside it.
Well, you can actually do both.  Own the CD's so you can touch 'em and play 'em.  Get an iPod 160 so you can carry several hundred (or a couple of thousand depending on how much you wanna compress) in your pocket. 

PPS...don't Ipods sort of make these desert island lists obsolete?
Desert island is so much more evocative than saying "What are your 20 favorite discs today?"  I like what
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« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2008, 10:52:58 AM »

Just out of curiosity, I checked my iPod 160 to see how many albums I had on there.  By compressing the tracks to MP3's using a VBR between 256 and 320 kbs, I have put about 1580 albums on there, plus a few hundred singles.  All in my shirt pocket.  Ain't technology grand (sometimes).
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« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2008, 03:34:14 PM »


Get an iPod 160 so you can carry several hundred (or a couple of thousand depending on how much you wanna compress) in your pocket. 


I'll carry it next to my heart to ward off evil spirits.



Desert island is so much more evocative than saying "What are your 20 favorite discs today?" 


How about Dark Side of the Moon discs?

or,  Deserted on Mars discs?

or, The Day After the Destruction of Earth discs?


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« Reply #59 on: September 15, 2008, 09:19:43 PM »

How about Dark Side of the Moon discs?
or,  Deserted on Mars discs?
or, The Day After the Destruction of Earth discs?

I was just thinking about this yesterday...how about "Ultimate Road Trip Companion Discs"?  Although driving can certainly make many people want to hear different music than, say partying, or hanging out on the back porch.  I just finished a 10-hour weekend road trip to go musky fishing up north, here's what I grabbed:

Tom Waits-Rain Dogs
Another Side of Bob Dylan
Neil Young-Ragged Glory
Nick Drake-Pink Moon
Flat Pickin in the Kitchen-Norman Blake and Tut Taylor
The Best of Mississippi John Hurt
Drive By Truckers-Decoration Day
Wilco- AM
Spoon- Kill the Moonlight
Eels-ElectroShock Blues
Gram Parsons- Greivous Angel
Golden Smog - Weird Tales
Steve Earle-The Hard Way
The Pogues- If I should fall from the Grace of God
Fugazi-Red Medicine
Johnny Cash-Unchained
Robert Randolph and the Family Band-Wetlands
Chet Atkins/Mark Knopfler-Neck and Neck
Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time- Songs from the Workbench

This is not my ultimate list, but it served me well.  Of course, I listened to the Packers game all the way home on Sunday...
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