The Music of Our Lives

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Kenneth Lawson, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    I said same thing about "Fiddilin' Jim" Powers or Gid Tanner...

     
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  2. Kenneth Lawson

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    And I thought I was Old School..LOL
    Thats about as Old School as you can get.
    It's great to see people who love and appreciate the early stuff, which is just as important as the stuff that came later.
     
  3. LizzieMaine

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    When better skillets are licked, Gid Tanner will lick them.
     
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  4. vitanola

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    I'm afraid that most Rock, and certainly all 1970s and 1980s pop sounds to me like this:



    only less musical.
     
  5. Frunobulax

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    Then you're not listening.

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  6. Kenneth Lawson

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    Other than classic/early rock, real rock and roll, I can't tolerate any of the "New Rock" or anything remotely related to it. including but not limited to Kiss, metal, or Punk, headbanger "music" or any variation of the above. It literally gives me a headache.
     
  7. Frunobulax

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    My point is that (and yes, that was a flippant answer to a flippant comment), if you truly enjoy music, you can find something to like about every style, or at least appreciate the musicianship and artistry. To dismiss an entire genre, much less decades worth, means you aren't really listening. In my younger days, I didn't much care for jazz, but now it's a staple in my life. Bluegrass often sounds like caterwauling to me; however, I have found much to like about it and the people who play it. Seeing Bill Monroe live is a feather in my live music cap.

    I confess to not giving hip hop/rap much of a chance, and I'm not fond of much modern pop (the inventor of Autotune should be hung by his thumbs), but darned if I don't hear some I like. I cut my teeth on heavy metal (think Deep Purple), R&B, and the like. But I truly love music and enjoy exploring new and different styles. Not to mention old and different styles. IMHO, if you like music, you'll enjoy something about every style.

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    I've been a Bang & Olufsen owner since I graduated college. I wish I had photos of my original system: Beogram 4000 tangential-tracking turntable, Beocord 9000 cassette deck, Beomaster 1900 tuner/amplifier, all ensconced in a B&O redwood cabinet, feeding Beovox S-35 speakers, and U70 headphones.

    That system lasted me from the mid-1970s through 2010. Some of the components started getting old, and local repairs nearly impo$$ible to get. So I gave it to a neighbor when I moved, and kept the newer system I purchased in 2004: A BeoSound Ouverture, CD/Cassette/Tuner with stand, and BeoLab 6000 loudspeakers.

    Not my photos, but marketing shots showing my current components.

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  9. vitanola

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    Yes. It was a flippant comment. I am often impressed by the sheer musicianship or vocal skill of some modern performers, but I always somehow wish that they had turned their evident talents to "better" material. "Better" of course being subjective in the extreme.

    By the by, "King Uszniewicz" is a brilliant musician in his own right. It takes great skill and discipline to be so perfectly awful as to be funny, rather than merely incompetent. We have a fine example of this from the tail end of the Era:



    That said, for the last couple of generations whatever passes for current popular music has been undvoidable in public venues. The continuous aural intrusion makes me a mite grumpy from time to time.
     
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  10. LizzieMaine

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    And leave us not forget the Cherry Sisters, whose whole schtick in vaudeville was how bad they were. It's entirely untrue that they used to perform with a pig on the stage, to eat up the vegetables thrown by the audience, but they did sometimes put up a net at the front of the stage to catch the refuse in flight.
     
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  11. vitanola

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    Yes, but the Cherry Sisters' ineptitude came naturally, it seems. They appear to be the exception which proves the rule that genuine incompetence is most generally annoying rather than amusing.

    I suspect that their demented brilliance was on the order of that of the infamous Mrs. Jenkins.

     
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  12. Frunobulax

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    I agree. I'm a big Spike Jones fan. You don't play stuff like that without serious chops. You can draw a pretty straight line from Jones through Zappa to Weird Al. All top-notch musicians with a wonderful sense of the absurd.

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  13. vitanola

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    Far more elegant than the speaker in my current living room. IMG_20181219_150644278.jpg
     
  14. OldStrummer

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    LOL! But at least you've still got it!
     
  15. vitanola

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    I'm afraid that I haven't had "it" for about twenty-five years, now.
     
  16. OldStrummer

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    I hope you're referring to the old audio player and not something else! LOL!
     
  17. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Read your Elinor Glynn, Sonny!
     
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