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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:56 pm

I like dc Talk - Supernatural is still one of my top favorite songs! Creed can be good, but the singer got on my nerves after awhile... Especially with all the Creed-wannabes he's sapwned (Lifehouse, Nickelback, etc etc etc). But "Are you Ready" and "What If" are among my very very top played list in my iTunes library...
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Post by johnc » Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:57 pm

MayorOfLongview wrote:
alien2112 wrote:Third Day! Great Christian rock band from Georgia. I can't believe none of ya'll have heard of them . . . :shock:
I've heard of them. They're HUGE!
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They've been in the Atlanta newspaper twice in the past three weeks. One of these articles mentions that the bassist, Tai Anderson, lives in Woodstock.

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This Woodstock.
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Post by alien2112 » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:38 pm

Wow. That's cool.

I think they only started getting really big a few years ago. I mean, when you find their albums at Wal-mart you know they're getting popular. :roll: I even found their latest cd in this really obscure place that sells heavy metal. Now that's just weird. :shock:

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:06 pm

alien2112 wrote:Wow. That's cool.

I think they only started getting really big a few years ago. I mean, when you find their albums at Wal-mart you know they're getting popular. :roll: I even found their latest cd in this really obscure place that sells heavy metal. Now that's just weird. :shock:
I met a couple of them in NashVegas 3 years ago. Very nice folks, and I'm told they're the 'real deal'. That's a rare thing, so I'm told. Don't get me started on CCM :) lol
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Post by Bnielsen » Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:17 am

It's a shame dcTalk broke up- I had the priviledge of meeting some of them when I worked at the Creation music festival as part of arena security- nice guys, but their fame definately got to them a bit
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Post by alien2112 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:20 pm

Yeah. That's always risky when you start getting popular. But so far Third Day's been solid. I hope that won't change any time soon . . . :)

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:30 pm

I'm currently listening to System of a Down's latest album, Hypnotize - it is pretty freaking sweet. If you like rock, if you like somewhat silly rock, if you like rock where they sing in interesting harmonies, and you don't mind screaming so much (they sing more than they scream, thankfully) - I highly recommend it. I really really like it. Favorite rock album possibly. Maybe. Favorite by System of a D. Favorite by any Armenian artist. ;) It might tie with some songs by Breaking Benjamin and Slipknot and others... But in any case, I find it highly enjoyable. You can listen to one of the singles at http://www.systemofadown.com - Hypnotize (it also plays some singles from their last album).
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Post by Losfer Words » Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:36 pm

non-prog?!?! :shock: go recite the lyrics to
Priests of the Temple of Syrinx for your pennance at once! :P

a quick glance at the CD collection
(pushing the Glass Hammer CDs aside- I'll reread the ScrewTape Letters as a penannce for that)
Moody Blues, waits that the prog elders err
Van Halen oops Van Hagar,
Heart
The Eagles
Enya,
Joe Satriani,
Whitesnake
Dweezil Zappa,
Sheryl Crow,
Loreena McKennit,
lots of new age stuff MichelGenest, Constance Dembey, Larkin and Friends, LaurieZ etc,
pushes aside Losfer Words CDs :D (not that I find it easy to listen to myself without wanting to remix / remaster everything -again),
various classical stuff
lets see what else is in here
Dio,
Fleetwood Mac,
The Police / Sting,
Heather Nova,
Hootie and the Blowfish!
Boston,
Night Ranger,
The Dead Milkmen.
Foreigner,
Styx,
Lifehouse,
Rolling Stone
REO Speedwagon

I'll listen to just about anything but tend to avoid music with brass instruments/ horn sections, - not pleasant to the ears.

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Post by theHermit » Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:06 pm

Glancing over at the shelf:

XTC
Miles Davis (hoping the Cellar Door box gets released this month!)
Grateful Dead
Crosby/Nash, CSN
Opeth
Ralph Towner
Empyrium
Traffic
Loggins and Messina
Noekk
Led Zeppelin
John Coltrane
Kate Bush
Bo Hansson
Flaming Lips
Bob Dylan
Joni Mitchell
Pelican
Bill Frisell
Frank Zappa
Nevermore
Anathema
Charles Lloyd
Stephan Micus
Fairport Convention
Richard Thompson
Linda Perhacs
Klaus Schulze
Gustav Mahler
Anton Bruckner
James Taylor
Bill Morrissey
Amy Grant
Dead Can Dance
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Post by Thimon » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:19 am

hmmm..
let me see..
I've got some celtic here; Enya, Enigma, Clanned
Some Power metal :twisted: (only when in the mood for it though)
I listen sometimes to my dad's LP:
The War of The Worlds by Jeff Wayne
Some Gregorian chants of my dad(Yes true)
The rest is mostly Prog:
Marillion
ELP
Genesis
and the rest..
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Post by theHermit » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:23 pm

I think Gregorian Chant may be the most profound, yet simple music ever made. I never tire of it.

It makes me think back to when former California Governor Jerry Brown was running for President, in 1992 I believe, and during the democratic primaries he gave an interview in which one of the questions was what kind of music he listened to and he answered in part by talking about how much beauty he found in Gregorian Chant. The person conducting the interview thought this was rather amusing and felt the need to explain to the audience what chant was. I knew that Gov. Brown had once studied to become a Jesuit and would have been exposed to lots of chant. Anyhow, the point of the story is that it wasn't two years later that the album "Chant" took the US by storm! Suddenly, people were no longer laughing at the idea of listening to Gregorian chant! I think this is simply because when you do hear chant sung well the glory of the Lord is very clearly communicated.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:16 pm

I'm in our university Gregorian Chant Choir. We're really bad, but we sing some really good stuff. But I prefer a mix of hymns along with it. There are classics which will always be beautifulno matter how many times you sing them, like Pange Lingua/Tantum Ergo, Veni Veni Emanuel, or Ave Maria (never been a big fan of the Salve Regina setting though :oops: -- I know, what kind of Catholic am I? ;)), but some others are just kind of boring when that's all you do. Maybe it's because I love so many hymns so much. But Gregorian Chant has a mystery and beauty that some hymns and especially the contemporary kinds of Christian Church music will never have.
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Post by Bozo » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:17 pm

Musicals like Chess, War Of The Worlds and Phantom Of The Opera.
Folk music like:
Fiddler´s Green
Eureka
Tempest
Blackmoore´s Night
Dubliners
Wolfstone
Runrig
Rock and Pop:
U2
ZZ Top
Allman Brothers
Little Feat
Greateful Dead
Black Oak Arkansas
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Snafu
Hot Tuna
Whitesnake
Nightwish
Dio
Deep Purple
Alice Cooper
Rammstein
Neon Rose
Jon English
Bob Seeger
Hooters
Santana
Robin Trower
Rory Gallagher
Lynyrd Skynyrd
R.E.M.
King´s X
Locomotive Breath
etc.
Just to mention a few......

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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:48 pm

Chess- there's an interesting one. Wasn't that written by the guys from Abba??
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Post by Reepicheep » Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:27 am

I finally gave in and gave "Death Cab for Cutie" a listen after hearing about them from everyone. Um,...they are just a little bit AWESOME.
I'm hooked. They are somewhat Coldplay-ish, who I also really, really, really like.
I also have started listening to the Shins, Frou Frou, and Zero 7-basically anyone who was on the Garden State soundtrack, or anyone Zach Braff recommends in his Blog. Seriously, everything he suggests is good, and a lot of it is played on Scrubs. That Zach Braff-he's so dang funny, AND he has great taste in music.
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