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Post by EIwing » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:06 pm

I jones for Hooverphonic. I fiend for it. ... Ok, that's sort of wierd. But they're really really good. And so is Spylab.
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Post by theHermit » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:20 am

I fiend for it! I like that.
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Post by yyzmoose » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:23 am

mflorio wrote:
theHermit wrote:
faiith can only be a gift from above. You can't reason yourself into it logically. Which is certainly the agnostic approach. Faith is given to both the most intellegent and learned, as well as the most simple and naive.
I like that, I'll have to borrow that line!
And now for something completly different...

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Post by theHermit » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:59 pm

It's a very true statement.
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where there is injury, pardon;"
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Post by Joe-× » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:36 pm

Reepicheep wrote:Awesome! Old school Fountains of Wayne and The Corrs!!
Of course I also was glad to see you had a lot of Sarah M. too.
I bought the first Corrs album for my wife because CD Now recommened it when I was the buying the Braveheart soundtrack. The wife is a fine Irish lass who did the ceili dancing for a couple of years. I'm more into the hard core progressive Celtic stuff like Kila, Lunasa, Solas, and the Afro-Celts, but a little poppy stuff like the Corrs, Equation, Celtus, and the like can be fun, too. I've never explored this wide genre of music adequately.

I bought the Fountains of Wayne on the recommendation of the moderator of an AOR mailing list. The name of the band was one of the gayest things I'd ever heard, so it stuck in my mind. I stumbled across the debut in a used shop and checked it out. I've been a fan since, despite Stacy's Mom. :lol: The guys are good writers - simple and basic without being overly pedestrian. Hooky, clever, and fun. They were the band to get me back into power pop.

My boss recommended Sarah M to me about four years ago. I'd heard the radio tunes but wrote her off as one of those boring Lilltih (excellent MacDonald book by the way) Fair womyn artists. I like her older stuff better. It feels more real and gutsy. She has an awesome voice. I didn't listen to female singers for the longest time. Just a few Pat Benatar types in the 80's. In the last 10 years, I've been branching out and trying new stuff. There's so much out there. Sarah was a great find.

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Post by theHermit » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:38 am

There's old skool Fountains of Wayne?
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Post by Reepicheep » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:39 pm

theHermit wrote:There's old skool Fountains of Wayne?
Well, if you consider 1996 old school, yes.
Usually nobody knows pre "Stacy's Mom" FOW, but the original "Fountains of Wayne" (self titled) album was released in '96. (Although iTunes has a 2005 release date (probably a label thing or something).
There are some great songs on that album. Most people don't realize they've heard FOW before, but "Radiation Vibe" was on the radio all the time when I was in high school. My ex-boyfriend made a mix CD for me when I went to China, and "Sink to the Bottom" was on it, and is still one of my favorite songs.

My 2 favorite FOW songs are off the "Welcome Interstate Managers" album-(Hackensack and Valley Winter Song).
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Post by theHermit » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:38 pm

I'll check that out! BTW, who is that in your avatar Flo?
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Post by Reepicheep » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:43 pm

theHermit wrote:I'll check that out! BTW, who is that in your avatar Flo?
That would be Tony Hale, or "Buster" from Arrested Development.
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Post by theHermit » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:46 pm

See! I should watch that. I've heard good things about it. I'm such a scifi/fantasy/horror geek when it comes to television and film.
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Post by Geophysicist » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:16 pm

Joe-× wrote:My boss recommended Sarah M to me about four years ago. I'd heard the radio tunes but wrote her off as one of those boring Lilith (excellent MacDonald book by the way) Fair womyn artists.
Indeed, a brilliant, unique, and unclassifiable tome by MacDonald. Almost no one knows of it. Sarah M is pretty good, too.
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:18 pm

Geophysicist wrote:
Joe-× wrote:My boss recommended Sarah M to me about four years ago. I'd heard the radio tunes but wrote her off as one of those boring Lilith (excellent MacDonald book by the way) Fair womyn artists.
Indeed, a brilliant, unique, and unclassifiable tome by MacDonald. Almost no one knows of it. Sarah M is pretty good, too.
I finished Lilith a couple of months ago. Strange and wonderful indeed.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:36 pm

Ooh, that was one I read! I liked it, if I remember, although it was verrrry odd.
Workings of man crying out from the fires set aflame
By his blindness to see that the warmth of his being
Is promised for his seeing, his reaching so clearly

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Post by theHermit » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:39 pm

Ordered this today!

The only Macdonald I've read was the ss The Golden Key, I think originally because I liked the song by Renaissance :lol:
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Post by Bogatyr » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:44 pm

As Charlie Peacock paraphrased Duke Ellington (or was it Louis Armstrong?), "There's only two kinds of music - good and bad". I've been digging Ravi Shankar and Jonas Hellborg a lot recently, in addition to Staple, Haste The Day, Demon Hunter, and Becoming The Archetype. The latter four are definitely great workout partners! DH does a great cover of Prong's "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck"! In addition to the heavies and hindus, I've been jammin some Brian Setzer Orch, Rich Mullins, Big Tent Revival, Deep Purple's new album, and Al DiMeola.
Wheee!

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