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I was helping a guy weld the frame of a fed-ex truck today. This guy was a cranking old cuss but I seem to get along ok with him. As I was striking the arc he started to mumble the words to a song. I had instant flash back. It was the same song my dad used to (attempt) to sing when he was welding, and when he was trying to teach me to weld. I heard this song just about all of the 1st half of my life. So I had to look it up.

 

My dad was a big Johnny Horton fan, I guess, cause he was always mumbling this song...as a extra bonus the video is freaking off the hook make you pee your pants funny, without meaning to be!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Q47i4zGBs

 

As for me? I always liked this Johnny Horton song.

 

 

Dad always sang this song too...as a kid I hated it! Which was probably why he sang it. Now I remember it very fondly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_c42dACYIs

 

HAHAHAHA! Oh holy crap! Those fucking hats are wonderful! I personally like the dancing soldiers shooting each other.

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HAHAHAHA! Oh holy crap! Those fucking hats are wonderful! I personally like the dancing soldiers shooting each other.

 

Yeah, me too. The whole thing is a trip, but the dancing soldiers are just to far out.

 

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Jeez man, that Johnny Horton song brings back a floor of memories. That video is awesome.

 

:)

 

I'd never claim to be a 3 doors down fan, but I really like thier new song "Train". It's catchy, and sounds different than their usual stuff, which, to me . . . always sounds the same.

 

 

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Great pick. :D

 

I love Nirvana in paranoid-aggressive mode, like on this song and "Territorial Pissings", "Scentless Apprentice", and "tourette's".

 

I'd go on about Nirvana here, but I wrote up my thoughts on the band, Kurt, and the music as an article for music site Tasty Fanzine, and it pretty much spells out my take on the band. You can check it out here:

 

http://www.tastyfanzine.org.uk/articles.ht...%20Lights%20Out

 

and click on the line: "With the Lights Out - One Fan's Look back at Kurt Cobain and the Albums of Nirvana" or just scroll down to the article.

 

 

 

Jen

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I've never been a big DIRE STRAITS fan, but somewhere over the years I've gotten hooked on Mark Knopfler's vocals and guitar pick'n. Pulled out the 2000 release SAILING to PHILADELPHIA and fell in love with it all over again.

 

 

This is from 2004... SHANGRI-LA

 

 

 

 

 

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Great pick. :D

 

I love Nirvana in paranoid-aggressive mode, like on this song and "Territorial Pissings", "Scentless Apprentice", and "tourette's".

 

I'd go on about Nirvana here, but I wrote up my thoughts on the band, Kurt, and the music as an article for music site Tasty Fanzine, and it pretty much spells out my take on the band. You can check it out here:

 

http://www.tastyfanzine.org.uk/articles.ht...%20Lights%20Out

 

and click on the line: "With the Lights Out - One Fan's Look back at Kurt Cobain and the Albums of Nirvana" or just scroll down to the article.

Jen

 

Hey Jen,

 

just finished reading your article, I agree with most of the points you made especially about Incesticide, the first half of the album was defiantly better. Just curious have you heard "sappy" and "you know your right"? I've been a into Nirvana since high school but these tracks slipped by me some how, so it was really strange hearing new Nirvana songs. Anyways I've left a few links below for you -

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB5YcnsotZI...feature=related

 

 

"she keeps it pumping straight to my heart" - love those lyrics :)

 

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Hey Jen,

 

just finished reading your article, I agree with most of the points you made especially about Incesticide, the first half of the album was defiantly better. Just curious have you heard "sappy" and "you know your right"? I've been a into Nirvana since high school but these tracks slipped by me some how, so it was really strange hearing new Nirvana songs. Anyways I've left a few links below for you -

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB5YcnsotZI...feature=related

 

 

"she keeps it pumping straight to my heart" - love those lyrics :)

 

Thanks for those 2 video links Jamal + Haris. I had heard "Sappy" on college radio years ago, and taped it (you know, with a tape recorder, onto a cassette tape! :lol: ), and at the time I wasn't sure what the name of the song was or how "rare" it was. Both these song feature Kurt with more ragged vocals on the chorus parts, and "You Know You're Right" is so depressing in retrospect, with Kurt drawing out the word "pain"... :(

 

Jen

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...and now for something completely different - Starblood by Cranes, a U.K. band that's been releasing albums since the late 1980's. This is their heaviest song. I love the scraping guitars, the pounded drums of Jim Shaw, and the traumatized baby breath vocals of Jim's sis, Alison Shaw:

 

 

 

For a slow build-up of sound and emotion, check out Adoration, which features elegant and contemplative piano and strings and Alison's distinctive vocals. Listen to this one when you're alone and can concentrate on the flow, which peaks near the end:

 

Cranes opened for The Cure on The Cure's Wish world tour (in 1992, I think?). The songs they released right after that tour were smoother, like "Jewel":

 

and also more worldly, like "Shining Road":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II-d0AI_jLw

 

 

The band has a new self-titled album coming out mid-October in Europe. Hopefully it will be available worldwide, maybe via online shops.

 

 

Jen

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Hank Williams III - Straight to Hell disc 2. It's relaxing and at times a bit creepy.

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...and now for something completely different - Starblood by Cranes, a U.K. band that's been releasing albums since the late 1980's. This is their heaviest song. I love the scraping guitars, the pounded drums of Jim Shaw, and the traumatized baby breath vocals of Jim's sis, Alison Shaw:

 

For a slow build-up of sound and emotion, check out Adoration, which features elegant and contemplative piano and strings and Alison's distinctive vocals. Listen to this one when you're alone and can concentrate on the flow, which peaks near the end:

 

Cranes opened for The Cure on The Cure's Wish world tour (in 1992, I think?). The songs they released right after that tour were smoother, like "Jewel":

 

and also more worldly, like "Shining Road":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II-d0AI_jLw

The band has a new self-titled album coming out mid-October in Europe. Hopefully it will be available worldwide, maybe via online shops.

Jen

 

I saw the Cure/Cranes tour in Atlanta in '92 and it was the first time I'd ever heard The Cranes- what a great live show! They're pretty original, and I love the ethereal quality to their music.

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Thanks for those 2 video links Jamal + Haris. I had heard "Sappy" on college radio years ago, and taped it (you know, with a tape recorder, onto a cassette tape! :lol: ), and at the time I wasn't sure what the name of the song was or how "rare" it was. Both these song feature Kurt with more ragged vocals on the chorus parts, and "You Know You're Right" is so depressing in retrospect, with Kurt drawing out the word "pain"... :(

 

Jen

 

lol :) yeah I remember the good old days of tape recorders, my best friend in high school passed on all the Nirvana albums to me on cassettes, still have my walk man laying around somewhere with the Bleach album in it hehe. I'm really glad I grew up listening to grunge, music nowadays is truly all about shallow sentiment, money and gimmicks, nothing makes me cringe more then pop idle/ American idle.

 

Not sure if you've heard these songs by Nirvana, the first one is on the Outcesticide 8 bootleg, not too sure about the others.

 

Enjoy

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWeKEp-JK3M...feature=related

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PNkdc1nQo4...feature=related

 

Nirvana - Here she comes now (two versions, acoustic/ electric)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQWnVzSA8XE...feature=related

 

Jamal

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Wow - has no one mentioned Mars Volta? They're like MC5 and Yes but on better acid. I'm also soaking up Boris for the first time and I'm way crushed out. And how about some Legendary Pink Dots folks?

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Have to admit (and i know i'm showing my age with this one), the last song i listened to was Bonnie Tyler, 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'. Heard it on the radio a couple of months ago, there's a line that brought me to tears: "Once upon a time there was light in my life, now there's only love in the dark..."

 

Since then i added it to my Project Playlist set, listened to it again last night with the same effect.

 

i've always loved the Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf stuff, and this one had the same feel.

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I saw this video on the Xbox360 video game The Darkness... the game got really fucking boring.

 

I like the song but I really didn't care for the cat and the crappy animation.

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Heard these guys last night...I was floored.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkXPw_lorew

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbbFW8qxjxs...feature=channel

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0-1itzygWs...feature=channel

 

Not exactly the freaking Bill Gaither trio, but much to my amazement they were playing these vids on the gospel music network...I bought the cd this morning. Damned good....oooops, can I say damned when talking about gospel music?...i hope a plane doesn't fall on my house....

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I saw this video on the Xbox360 video game The Darkness... the game got really fucking boring.

 

I like the song but I really didn't care for the cat and the crappy animation.

The CD that song is on, it's called 'The Search'. It's great.

 

It's been three years since that CD came out...:blink:

 

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Heard these guys last night...I was floored.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkXPw_lorew

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbbFW8qxjxs...feature=channel

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0-1itzygWs...feature=channel

 

Not exactly the freaking Bill Gaither trio, but much to my amazement they were playing these vids on the gospel music network...I bought the cd this morning. Damned good....oooops, can I say damned when talking about gospel music?...i hope a plane doesn't fall on my house....

 

Niiiiice. They're new to me. Remind me a bit of Skillet. I'll have to read up on these guys.

 

off topic: Have you ever read the book Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller? I'm about two-thirds of the way through. I think you'd like it.

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off topic: Have you ever read the book Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller? I'm about two-thirds of the way through. I think you'd like it.

 

nope, but i'll check it out, thank you.

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So . . . my good friend Patrick sent me a CD comp made of "zombie songs". (No Cranberries on the CD though)

 

 

This was among them. It's sort of a Ben Folds type song about zombies by Jonathan Coulton. Someone I'd never heard of before today.

 

I listened to it while driving to lunch today and laughed my fool head off.

 

I kept picturing scenes from I am legend (the book) in my brain.

 

You know, the part zombies want to eat.

 

 

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I don't think I've ever seen Shaun Morgan smile before. Nice to see the guy can goof around too. That was cool. I really dig Seether. Thanks. :)

 

 

 

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Thanks to Mike V who turned me onto o'death today.

 

In my searching about them I got turned onto another Kemado label band The Sword. Seems that there is a serious re-birth to a particular metal sound & it's iconography (Sabbath, Zepplin, Motorhead, etc.) They've even got Frazetta Art! Scroll down for Wolfmother.

 

For those of us who were around the first time, this is pretty zany - it was Stoner Metal then too! From the bits I've heard I'm heartened - like "yeah - that was good s**t". But I can't tell if these are true homages or just vatgrown flesh that tastes like the real thing? My brain's been a bit twisted between Spinal Tap, GWAR and other experiences, to quote Hendrix. Clearly, I'm on a querulous quest for quality.

 

Listen for yourself:

 

Wolfmother-Dimension

 

The Sword-Freya

 

 

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E.S. Posthumus' fairly new album, Cartographer.

 

 

Also a track that wasn't a part of either of their albums called Unstoppable. This music really pumps me up and gives me the chills. I love epic classical check it out.

 

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I've had a long-running love of the seminal, influential U.K. band Prolapse from the 1990s. The band was compared to the likes of Sonic Youth, The Fall, and Stereolab (while sounding like none of them) - and launched plenty of 2nd generation male/female duelling/dueting singers (like The Delgados for

instance).

 

The two main singers (well, cool sing-talkers and hot sing-screamers) were "Scottish Mick" (named so because he's Scottish and because there was another Mick in the band) and Linda. They were always an earful, whether bristling with nervy, accusatory provocation that was directed at each other, or in the contrast between 'hot', ranting Mick and a cool, dispassionate Linda.

 

Check out their tunes at their MySpace Profile (Scottish Mick and Linda go freaking crazy by the end of "Tina this is Matthew Stone")::

 

http://www.myspace.com/prolapseuk

 

 

and some of their Videos at YouTube.com:

 

Deanshanger video, with the classic lines "The music was crap, the hair was crap...everything was crap..." (that would be about the 80's):

 

and

 

TCR video:

 

and

 

Prolapse live:

 

and

 

Pull Thru Barke video:

 

and

 

Doorstop Rhythmic Bloc video:

 

 

Jen

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