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Discovered any new music lately?
6 October 2013
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I've discovered a band called 'the Strypes' recently. Don't know how popular or well-known they are, but they seem like a really cool band. They're only 16/18, which is quite hard to believe when you listen to them. Influences: sixties music, especially the Beatles (I think), and 70s Pub Rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..lBtjQekyN4

Some of their songs sound really Beatle-ish, but in a good way, not like they're trying to copy them. One of the guys plays the harmonica.

EDIT: Just discovered their debut album was produced by Chris Thomas. Interesting. They're obviously gaining peoples attention and admiration.

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6 October 2013
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I was wondering how long it would take for a Bibler to find The Strypes a-hard-days-night-george-10 I went out with Ross for 2 months (the one that plays harmonica) still good friends with him :)

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6 October 2013
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The "Judge a Book by its Cover" is interesting.  The rhythm guitar work is well done, and that along with the little lead fills here and there do sound like 60s rock and a bit Beatlesish.  The 3-chord blues rock structure as well.  Still, there's something a bit too cheeky about it, where cheek takes the place of the glimmers of genius the Beatles had.

To be fair, I should listen to more of their stuff before settling on a verdict, and not judge a band by one song.

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6 October 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
I was wondering how long it would take for a Bibler to find The Strypes a-hard-days-night-george-10 I went out with Ross for 2 months (the one that plays harmonica) still good friends with him :)

That's so weird, I had a feeling you'd say that somehow! But at the same time, I didn't actually expect you to. Okay, cool. That's strange. They nice guys, Katie? They seem it from the interview in the last Mojo mag I read.

 

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6 October 2013
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Is it a sign that I'm a predictable person?

Anyways they're all lovely fellas, only met Josh, Pete and Evan about 3 times but they're nice :) Ross comes across as really shy but he never shuts up when he's comfortable around you :P

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7 October 2013
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Volbeat

They have been around for a good while,but I', just getting into them. I like that their influences not only come from classic metal, but also classic rock and oldies music. I'm like metal, but mostly go for classic metal. 

 

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7 October 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
Is it a sign that I'm a predictable person?

Anyways they're all lovely fellas, only met Josh, Pete and Evan about 3 times but they're nice :) Ross comes across as really shy but he never shuts up when he's comfortable around you :P

Haha I don't know. Maybe I'm witchy or something? That really was a bit strange.

It's great you know them, and that they're nice guys. I was listening to them again later last night and I really like them. They're a talented bunch.

 

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19 December 2013
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Classical composers. I've surprised myself by getting interested in classical music. There's so much out there that I feel a bit lost and like I don't really know where to begin, but I've been listening to a classical radio station all week and I've heard an advert for a book that I think I'll buy. It's a kind of guide to this type of music – something I feel I could definitely do with. Don't know if this is just a kind of ''phase'', but I'm enjoying it thoroughly for now.

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19 December 2013
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fabfouremily said
Classical composers. I've surprised myself by getting interested in classical music. There's so much out there that I feel a bit lost and like I don't really know where to begin, but I've been listening to a classical radio station all week and I've heard an advert for a book that I think I'll buy. It's a kind of guide to this type of music – something I feel I could definitely do with. Don't know if this is just a kind of ''phase'', but I'm enjoying it thoroughly for now.

I went through a classical phase – as with everything it cost me a bomb.  I now have around 300 classical CDs (not counting a complete boxed set of Mozart which I got very cheap off Amazon France – once I was able to translate what I was doing).  I was listening to them alphabetically and made it to 'T' before I ran out of classical steam.  I really love the usual suspects: Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms etc. (though not Bach so much) with a very interesting detour into Mahler.

I have all of Paul's classical stuff and will listen to it when I get to the relevant year.  I bought Liverpool Oratorio during my classical phase and liked it.

 

19 December 2013
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My current 'new' thing is that I have just ordered the complete Dylan box.  I think this is the last significant phase of the 'replacing LPs' saga some of you will know about.  I had around a dozen or so of his LPs so I am calling this new as there will be around 30 CDs in the box I have never heard.

I'm not sure how to fit this in with catching up with my Beatles mountain.  Maybe Beatles on week days and Dylan on week-ends – I should manage it all in around 10 months or so then :)

19 December 2013
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^ Do you think maybe what put you off was the forcing yourself to listen to it all, rather than what you like the most. Obviously, not all classical music, and composers, are the same. That's why I want to buy some sort of guide – so I can identify what I like the most and listen to the composers that were around in that period. Hopefully then it won't become some sort of monstrous task that I'll get bored of after a while. So far, it's the late Romantic period that I think I like the most, though I'm quite new to this so that might change.

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20 December 2013
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fabfouremily said
^ Do you think maybe what put you off was the forcing yourself to listen to it all, rather than what you like the most. Obviously, not all classical music, and composers, are the same. That's why I want to buy some sort of guide – so I can identify what I like the most and listen to the composers that were around in that period. Hopefully then it won't become some sort of monstrous task that I'll get bored of after a while. So far, it's the late Romantic period that I think I like the most, though I'm quite new to this so that might change.

Not really – I actually enjoyed changing styles so often as I moved through the composers.  I spent quite a few years on the journey and just needed to get back to rock music.  I have kept my list of what I still need to listen to and will no doubt pick it up again one day.  I have been back with my rock kick for about 3 years now and having a blast – so it is all good.

I must say though, my 'classical phase' really surprised me :)

I like the Romantic stuff as well – it has a lot more variety in my mind – to my untrained ear many of the Baroque and early Romantic pieces sound very much the same.  They were a lot more into the formal structure and 'rules' of each form they composed in.  That's not to say I don't like them, and even Mozart experimented quite a bit during his (way too short) lifetime.

 

20 December 2013
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fabfouremily, regarding classical music: there are some works that are famous partly because they are so distinctive and broke new ground at the time.

If you've never heard "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, it's worth at least one listen.  It was a revolutionary piece when it premiered in 1928, and although enthusiastically received, it apparently caused a near riot. 

I just read on Wikipedia that during the mayhem of the premiere, one woman shouted that "Ravel is mad!", and when Ravel was told of this, he said: "That woman is the only person who understands my piece!"

Wikipedia also has an interesting note about when Ravel was composing this work:

While on vacation at St Jean-de-Luz, Ravel went to the piano and played a melody with one finger to his friend Gustave Samazeuilh, saying "Don't you think this theme has an insistent quality? I'm going to try and repeat it a number of times without any development, gradually increasing the orchestra as best I can."

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20 December 2013
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I found this band called the American Authors, because their song Best Day of My Life (which is actually pretty well known) is the theme song for the World Series of Poker (Yes, I watch the World Series of Poker, don't judge) They only have one EP out, but the rest of the EP is pretty good, my favorite is called Luck. I also like Imagine Dragons, those are really the only two current acts I like. I only like bands, the solo artists just don't do it for me. I'm only really discovering U2 right now, but almost everyone already knows them, so that's about it.

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20 December 2013
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trcanberra said

I have all of Paul's classical stuff and will listen to it when I get to the relevant year.  I bought Liverpool Oratorio during my classical phase and liked it.

I hope you'll post your thoughts at the classical thread in the Paul section. :-D

fabfouremily said
^ Do you think maybe what put you off was the forcing yourself to listen to it all, rather than what you like the most.

I have posted a couple of times that I was forced to listen to classical when I was a child, and that put me off most of it. It's influenced my tastes in popular music, and occasionally I'll get into a mood where I want to listen to a classical radio station, but it's rare. Enjoy your discovery, Emily. I tend more toward 19th/20th century composers, my favorites being Debussy and Satie.

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If you've never heard "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, it's worth at least one listen.  It was a revolutionary piece when it premiered in 1928, and although enthusiastically received, it apparently caused a near riot. 

It's hard to believe there was once a time when people were so passionate about music that that could happen. Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" comes to mind.

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20 December 2013
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Funny Paper said
fabfouremily, regarding classical music: there are some works that are famous partly because they are so distinctive and broke new ground at the time.

If you've never heard "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, it's worth at least one listen.  It was a revolutionary piece when it premiered in 1928, and although enthusiastically received, it apparently caused a near riot. 

Thanks for the info. I'll give it a listen.

parlance said
I have posted a couple of times that I was forced to listen to classical when I was a child, and that put me off most of it. It's influenced my tastes in popular music, and occasionally I'll get into a mood where I want to listen to a classical radio station, but it's rare. Enjoy your discovery, Emily. I tend more toward 19th/20th century composers, my favorites being Debussy and Satie.

Thank you, I will. I've got the Christmas holidays now so it's the perfect time to iniciate a discovery of this type.

 

 

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20 December 2013
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Working in a radio station that used to be heavily classical (before we switched largely to news), my awareness and respect of the genreEnjoy yoi has greatly expanded. I encourage anyone who is curious to do your own investigation into classical; you might be surprised how many pieces you already know yet didn't think were classical.

When it comes to classical music starting riots, this piece by Berlioz accomplished the same…

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20 December 2013
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I've rediscovering music through SiriusXM radio 60's on 6, for I have a rental car while my car is in the shop at the moment. There are so many songs I remember listening to when I was younger on oldies stations. The majority of the stations now play some 60s, more 70s, 80s, and even 90s. 

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trcanberra said
My current 'new' thing is that I have just ordered the complete Dylan box.  I think this is the last significant phase of the 'replacing LPs' saga some of you will know about.  I had around a dozen or so of his LPs so I am calling this new as there will be around 30 CDs in the box I have never heard.

I'm not sure how to fit this in with catching up with my Beatles mountain.  Maybe Beatles on week days and Dylan on week-ends – I should manage it all in around 10 months or so then :)

Plus I just got the Dylan mono box in the mail – the complete one is on backorder and I got impatient.

Luckily it doesn't seem to be slowing me down – I am just listening to a bit more each day – which is fine by me :)

 

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Off topic slightly, isn't Volbeat a Pokemon? (OK, off topic extremely) 

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