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CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5300 on: August 07, 2019, 09:27:17 pm »
Sorabji’s 100 Transcendental Studies somehow made understandable by Fredrik Ullen.  He recorded 72 - 83 in 2015 and have been waiting ever since for what will presumably be the last CD of this extraordinary set.   
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5301 on: August 23, 2019, 08:15:27 pm »
David Watkin playing the Bach Cello Suites.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMsdQMgu3dE


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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5302 on: September 08, 2019, 09:36:29 pm »
Listening to Elgar on the proms and its making me feel better.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5303 on: September 08, 2019, 11:00:54 pm »
A compilation of Bowie Duets/bit-parts.  His backing vocals to Scarlet Johanson's Tom Waits cover ...
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5304 on: September 16, 2019, 09:54:14 am »
Radio Tarifa

Spanish / Arab fusion. The idea of teh band was that this is what an imaginary radio station at Tarifa on the Straights of Gibralta would have played over the centuries.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5305 on: September 23, 2019, 06:32:16 pm »
Amadjar, the latest from Tuareg guitar gods Tinariwen.  No surprises except perhaps the inclusion of Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) as a guest on the final track.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5306 on: September 25, 2019, 06:23:23 pm »
I like this live video from Sheryl Cow and Chris Stapleton (who he I have no idea?).

https://youtu.be/aOuVw9x-PHs

It's not the best song in the world but it's OK and sometimes that's just fine. There is pleasure in watching a group of really competent musicians and a singer performing something really well and doing the best they can with it.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5307 on: October 05, 2019, 01:36:27 pm »
Liszt's Orchestral suites, played by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur - large scale structures that anticipate much of 20th century film music amongst other things.  Picked up a 5CD set for a song.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5308 on: October 05, 2019, 02:07:07 pm »
Marianne Faithfull, 20th Century Blues et al, at volumes that get past the biscuit joiner and my earplugs.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5309 on: October 08, 2019, 11:42:40 pm »
New Pixies album.  Welcome back 80/90s - the world of "not sure about this" sedgwaying into "addictive listening"
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5310 on: October 15, 2019, 11:49:08 am »
Right now: Richard Dawson's 'Two Halves' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkSvn23fbAg) A new find for me. Witty lyrics, though some may find his vocals challenging.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5311 on: November 03, 2019, 07:32:09 pm »
New self-titled album from Michael Kiwanuka.  Very highly recommended.

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5312 on: November 08, 2019, 06:05:33 pm »
After finding her on Twitter I've been watching a few videos by Tanita Tikaram, getting nostalgic for my mid 20's I suppose.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbXsbGSoIWk&frags=pl%2Cwn  1988...... :jurek:


a bit more recent.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXePfBKjbek
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5313 on: November 25, 2019, 01:08:36 pm »
Masterpiece, by The King's Singers:

https://youtu.be/JXhAz0DOpMU

The first bit is for Wowbagger.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5314 on: November 25, 2019, 01:45:19 pm »
I like this live video from Sheryl Cow and Chris Stapleton (who he I have no idea?).

https://youtu.be/aOuVw9x-PHs

It's not the best song in the world but it's OK and sometimes that's just fine. There is pleasure in watching a group of really competent musicians and a singer performing something really well and doing the best they can with it.
https://youtu.be/4bU3awqJ-GY

fd3

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5315 on: November 29, 2019, 09:30:59 pm »
TMBG.  Not just a black Friday 20% off sale, but downloads for $5 (and the latest two albums got 20% off on top of that).  I now have four albums for just under £13.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5316 on: December 06, 2019, 05:24:51 am »
Spiral Guru. 

Was going through the Classic Rock free sampler when this combination of stoner guitar riffs and crystal clear vocals grabbed my attention and forced me to download their album "Void".

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5317 on: December 08, 2019, 04:35:21 pm »
Beth Hart singing some astonishingly personal songs off her new album, stripped back to her and a piano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q45R7VoKIeY

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5318 on: December 10, 2019, 02:26:51 pm »
Today I found Jenny and the Mexicats, the Tiny Desk is a good entre  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yng5CTT8Ogk or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuM7jzv6io8

Sounds as if she - Jenny Ball - is British. I haven't looked her up (snarf snarf) but I can't help wondering if she's related to Kenny (sure she isn't a daughter)

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5319 on: December 12, 2019, 03:18:56 pm »
Max Richter's 'On the nature of daylight'. The more maudlin the music, the happier I am.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUMc_-Bcunk
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5320 on: December 16, 2019, 08:04:26 am »
Billy Joel Live From Long Island 1982, particularly this wonderful performance of Until The Night.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5321 on: December 16, 2019, 08:09:18 am »
Michael Kiwanuka, I was introduced to him via 6Music and Later.

His radio friendly unit shifters are good but his other stuff is better. So much so that I thought my playlist on Spotify had swapped from him to Pearl Jam!
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5322 on: December 17, 2019, 02:40:32 pm »
This is both sad and moving. A tribute to Keith Emerson, with Rachel Flowers on piano, and you can see how it has affected her soon after she starts to play:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb7G_K5iRBk
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5323 on: December 22, 2019, 07:52:57 pm »
Alanis Morrissette, the angry one.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5324 on: January 05, 2020, 09:50:42 pm »
Jacob Collier, whoms existance I was unaware about until about a week ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBirt1YhuM

The NPR Tiny Desk Concert Series is absolutely awesome.