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message 1: by Mandapanda (last edited Sep 09, 2010 10:03PM) (new)

Mandapanda I can't believe the great new music I've found just from our 'My Favourite Things' quiz. You guys have incredible taste!! So Gail and I thought we should start a thread where you can share what you're listening to on a regular basis. New acts, old favourites and hidden gems; spread the word here. Here are some links to start us off:

(Taken from the Quiz)

Lhasa de Sela - http://www.myspace.com/lhasadeselamusic

Lykke Li - http://www.myspace.com/lykkeli

Kofy Brown - http://www.mx3.ch/artist/kofybrown

I'll post some more soon, the web is just a little slow tonight.;)


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I have to post something from Gurrumul Yunupingu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-i0FQ...


message 3: by Colleen (new)

Colleen O'grady | 36 comments do we have to post from the internet? What about our private collections?


message 4: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 09, 2010 04:07AM) (new)

Colleen wrote: "do we have to post from the internet? What about our private collections?"

I am not sure that you are able to post from a private collection unless they are on the internet.

If you need some assistance let me know.


message 5: by Mandapanda (last edited Sep 09, 2010 10:04PM) (new)

Mandapanda Colleen wrote: "do we have to post from the internet? What about our private collections?"

Hi Colleen, If you just post the names of artists you like we can find some of their music on the internet and post links afterwards.:)


message 6: by neko (last edited Sep 09, 2010 05:25PM) (new)

neko cam (neko_cam) The Protomen (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...)
They're an American rock band whose concept albums form a rock-opera of original music based on the Megaman video game series. Their music style varies greatly between albums (and even between sections of the same album), but I think the song I'm linking to does a fair job at exemplifying them.
'Light Up The Night': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpSHC1...


Murder by Death
I love them for their western and alt-country stuff, as well as the fact that many of their songs feature "zombies, whiskey and the Devil". They've got that western jangle that I love so much.
'Brother': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt2Sf2...

Ima Robot
Thoroughly unlike anything I usually listen to, these guys are an Indie/Punk/Dance group that I only discovered by virtue of their vocalist being the guy from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjFaen...). They're energetic, fun, and weird.
'Creeps Me Out': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txFgWT...


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Yippee music to listen too. Thanks for sharing Neko!!!


message 8: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda neko wrote: "The Protomen They're an American rock band whose concept albums form a rock-opera of original music based on the Megaman video ..."

I checked them out and they're great. I liked 'Unrest on the House of Light' which I found on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/theprotomen.

Plus I Love their tour poster. The artwork is excellent:

protomen poster


message 9: by neko (new)

neko cam (neko_cam) Mandy wrote: "I checked them out and they're great. I liked 'Unrest on the House of Light'"

That's my favorite track from Act I (their first album), and I have a massive 24"x38" copy of the Act II poster (the one you included) on my wall :D


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Mandy is a genius. That's why I'm the 'sidekick' and she is the 'superhero'. I can't listen to the music until lunch time but am looking forward to it. :)


message 11: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda I think it's just my 'batgirl' superpowers Gail.;)


message 12: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda A couple more of Kevin's excellent music choices. You have to listen to Lior's 'This Old Love'! It's beautiful...

Lior - This Old Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVlRc7...

Kylie Auldist - http://www.myspace.com/kylieauldistmusic

Cassandra Wilson - http://www.myspace.com/cassandrawilson


message 13: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Klehr (goodreadscomkevink) | 78 comments Two more songs I absolutely love -

To My Table, Mama Kin (Aussie artist with this very recent song) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtpQg8...

Church Lady, Dennis Ferrer (something for your next party) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XdhZE...


message 14: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Klehr (goodreadscomkevink) | 78 comments neko wrote: "The Protomen (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...)
They're an American rock band whose concept albums form a rock-opera of original music based on the Megaman video ..."


Just checked them out. Wonderful visually both with album covers/posters and video. Great sound.


message 15: by Mandapanda (last edited Sep 11, 2010 12:26PM) (new)

Mandapanda These are for new group member Amber (turn the volume up!):

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

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


message 16: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 294 comments Love Meatloaf. It had been too long, thanks Mandy!


message 17: by Murray (new)

Murray Gunn (murraygunn) | 211 comments Is anyone else a member of last.fm? I discovered everything I'm listening to these days through that site. Currently includes:
Lhasa de Sela
Yasmin Levy
Sheila Chandra
Vienna Teng
Jami Sieber
Laura Inserra

I lie. I discovered some of these on magnatunes.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

I haven't had time to explore your selection yet Murray. I would have to say that I love Lhasa de Sela, so I am looking forward to hearing the rest of them. :)


message 19: by Dee-Ann (new)

Dee-Ann | 644 comments Gail "cyborg" wrote: "Mandy is a genius. That's why I'm the 'sidekick' and she is the 'superhero'. I can't listen to the music until lunch time but am looking forward to it. :)"

My boys have been watching 'Sky High' repeatedly recently and the motto of the movie is that sidekicks are superheroes too.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

LOL, thanks Dee-Ann. My kids (and I) have watched and loved 'Sky High' as well. It's a good movie. Mandy is doing all the work really. This sidekick is just playing around, having fun, throwing up ideas and trying to make everyone feel welcome. :)


message 21: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 13, 2010 06:38PM) (new)

This is a youtube video a friend of mine shared with me. I love it, some of you might too.

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


message 22: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Gail "cyborg" wrote: "This is a youtube video a friend of mine shared with me. I love it, some of you might too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekQZPo..."


Great find Gail! She has one of those whispery voices I like and the video has a dreamy European feel. I love at the end when the girl is the only one left on the dance floor. That might have happened to me once or twice! LOL


message 23: by Paul (new)

Paul Daniels (mrpld) | 155 comments I'm not a big solo piano fan - however these two fellows really captured my attention;

Ehren Starks- http://magnatune.com/artists/ehren
Rob Costlow - http://magnatune.com/artists/costlow

Overall I'll listen to classical, Enya, Sarah Brightman and many other similars.


message 24: by Murray (new)

Murray Gunn (murraygunn) | 211 comments I've also discovered Ehren Starks recently. I'll have to check out Rob Costlow. Thanks for the tip.


message 25: by Paul (new)

Paul Daniels (mrpld) | 155 comments I wish Ehren would bring out more like "Lines build walls". As for Rob, his style is a little less experimental than Ehren but still incredibly enjoyable.


message 26: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Just want to thank you Murray & Paul. I spent the afternoon working on sorting out the group bookshelf and listened to all your suggestions in the background. I'd never heard of magnatunes before but it's a real find. I don't remember the last time I listened to solo piano music... probably when the soundtrack of The Piano came out(lol), but those 2 musicians are fantastic!


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

I went to my daughters piano recital tonight. I hear her play and practice most nights -- but tonight she blew me away. Awesome. Maybe it was the grand piano she was playing on or she is a natural performer I am not quite sure. I was a very proud mother. :)


message 28: by Paul (new)

Paul Daniels (mrpld) | 155 comments I would love to be able to play the piano - in my mind I can feel what I'd want to play but in reality it turns to unpalatable chaos. For now I'll let others such as Starks and Costlow provide me with the music I need.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

Not everybody's cup of tea I know but I listen to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, album frequently but I can't dance.


message 30: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 16, 2010 06:44PM) (new)

David that is some serious chill out music. Love the choreography that goes with it. Thanks.


message 31: by Smallest (new)

Smallest Forest (smallest_forest) Hi, Gail, thanks for the inivte to this thread, I wouldn't have thought to find a music thread on a book site!
Top tracks this week:
Hanuman and
Stairway to Heaven
both by the Mexican heavy metal duo turned flamenco superstars, Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Sugar Cane by Scott Joplin
He Doesn't Know Why and
Mykonos by Fleet Foxes
Pavlov's Daughter by Regina Spektor
Tighten Up The Black Keys
The sprout and the bean by Joanna Newsom


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

We hopefully have something for everyone. Including a few threads on books. Thanks for sharing Smallest. :D


message 33: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda They just played 'I See Red' by Split Enz on Rage this morning. I forgot how great that song is. Reminds me of my punk rock days at Cloudlands dancing to Split Enz, The Angels and Mental as Anything!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKj4up...

Tip. Press the pause button for a few minutes if the video keeps stopping. Once it's loaded it'll play straight through.


message 34: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda I was watching the Spicks and Specks best of 2010 show last night and saw a fantastic Aboriginal singer Dan Sultan singing Nyul Nyul Girl. It's so wonderful and I loved the aboriginal words with all the l and r sounds. You should have a listen...:)


message 35: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 30, 2010 09:05AM) (new)

I've been listening to Kristin Lavransdatter by Arild Andersen. It is the score for a film of the same name and is based on the book written by Sigrid Undset who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Not everybody's cup of tea but if you're into Nordic Jazz, you'll love it. If you're not into Nordic Jazz yet then I would recommend it, you could start with Jan Garbarek, he's done some pretty good stuff which crosses into the mainstream of both jazz and classical. Here's a link to some early Andersen.


message 36: by Lindy (new)

Lindy Dale (lindydale) I listen to tonnes of music when I'm writing but my current favourites are Lisa Mitchell, Sarah Blasko and the Uncovered Vol 2 compilation - which has some old favourites done by young artists. Fab!

If you like Aus music you should also have a look at www.thechemistband.com great new band signed by warner. My son is the bass player


message 37: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda David (Dafydd) wrote: "Not everybody's cup of tea but if you're into Nordic Jazz, you'll love it. ..."

This thread is certainly THE place to find new music styles. I had no idea there was such a thing as Nordic Jazz, David! I followed your link and despite not being a huge jazz fan I really enjoyed listening! Thanks.:)


message 38: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda L.A. wrote: "If you like Aus music you should also have a look at www.thechemistband.com great new band signed by warner. My son is the bass player ..."

I'm having trouble opening your link L.A. I'm sure it's probably me doing something wrong but could you check and see if it opens for you? :(


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

Mandy wrote: "I was watching the Spicks and Specks best of 2010 show last night and saw a fantastic Aboriginal singer Dan Sultan singing Nyul Nyul Girl. It's so wonderful and I loved the aboriginal words with al..."

If you hadn't posted this I was going to. :)


message 40: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Gail "cyborg" wrote: "Mandy wrote: "I was watching the Spicks and Specks best of 2010 show last night and saw a fantastic Aboriginal singer Dan Sultan singing Nyul Nyul Girl. It's so wonderful and I loved the aboriginal..."

I downloaded it from iTunes as well! I love it.:)


message 41: by Mandapanda (last edited Oct 02, 2010 08:36PM) (new)

Mandapanda This one's for AR group member Carmel!

War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne. Narration by the late Sir Richard Burton.

This synthesis of a Rock Opera and Science Fiction story narration was really ahead of it's time.


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

That, is brilliant. I've always loved War of the Worlds. I rushed out to see the most recent Movie remake. It was excruciatingly painful to watch. I should have expected nothing less since Tom Cruise (cannot stand him) was the lead actor.


message 43: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Mandy wrote: "This one's for AR group member Carmel!

War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne. Narration by the late Sir Richard Burton.

This synthesis of a Rock Opera and Science Fiction story narration was really ..."


Thanks Mandy that's fabulous - just listening to the Orson Welles broadcast now:)
Cheers


message 44: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Jeff wrote: "P.S. I love youtube, but musicians are human beings (despite rumours to the contrary) and they need money to live, work, and make this otherwise miserable world better through their music. So enjoy..."

Excellent advice Jeff! Here's a link to the Bigpond Music Downloads site.:)


message 45: by Dhitri (new)

Dhitri I listen to a lot of music when I work (the joy of working as a consultant out of your own home!) and study, but I have only started listening to music for reading (thanks to my Sony Reader!).

So I looked long and hard for the right ambient tunes to accompany late night reading and stumbled across Brian Eno and Harrold Budd's amazing 1980 ambient album called, well, Ambient 2: The Plateux of Mirror:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Plat...

I enjoyed this album so much and now I am hunting down the rest of the series (it's a series of four albums).

As like some of you here, I discover my music through last.fm and grooveshark. I am an avid fan of Rodrigo y Gabriela (I think someone mentioned the duo here) and I love Vienna Teng and similar artists!

Keep the recommendations coming...


message 46: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 03, 2010 07:02PM) (new)

Jeff wrote: "P.S. I love youtube, but musicians are human beings (despite rumours to the contrary) and they need money to live, work, and make this otherwise miserable world better through their music. So enjoy..."

You are right of course but youtube is extremely handy for exploring new and different artists. I would never bother to download them to listen to. The quality is not the same. I'm like Mandy, If I hear something I really like I'll go buy the album.


message 47: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Jeff wrote: "I am very happy that Bigpond Music Downloads has their downloads at 320 kbps (itunes is a dreadful 128 kbps or 250 kbps if you pay more). This makes thier downloads as close to CD quality (short of..."

Love Claire Bowditch's new album also Jeff, she has such storytelling talent! I'm a cd purchaser (don't have an iPod - yeah how outdated am I)and have recently picked up Laura Marling's "I speak because I can" and Angus & Julia Stone's "Down the Way" & "A book like this " (currently addicted!) and a recent interest in William Fitzsimmons who has had a couple of songs featured on Grey's Anatomy and has an amazing story of his own - he's a qualified psychologist & comes from a family where both parents were blind and grow up with sound/music being a massive part of his life - this guy is amazing, listen to him daily:)
Cheers


message 48: by Murray (new)

Murray Gunn (murraygunn) | 211 comments Adhityani wrote: "As like some of you here, I discover my music through last.fm and grooveshark."

Are you listed on last.fm as 'dhitsie'? I'm 'takinbut'. I know... I'm trying to do something about the name, but they don't allow changes. Our music taste has a SUPER match.


message 49: by Dhitri (new)

Dhitri Murray wrote: "Adhityani wrote: "As like some of you here, I discover my music through last.fm and grooveshark."

Are you listed on last.fm as 'dhitsie'? I'm 'takinbut'. I know... I'm trying to do something abou..."


You found me! LOL.


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

If you need to calm down and think a bit, try this:

Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble


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