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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
20 April 2019
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Recorded April 1, 1963...Beatles on the radio, no fooling!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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20 April 2019
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In honour of the birthday of my friend-who-loves-Steven-Wilson:
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20 April 2019
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I've never listened to Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree, is it worth getting into? 

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20 April 2019
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@QuarryMan Absolutely. I can't say I'm a huge fan, but that's only because I haven't managed to listen to a whole lot of his stuff yet. He's a bit like Bowie, he's an utter workaholic and has done more albums than my entire record collection pretty much. a-hard-days-night-john-6 And of a similarly consistent standard of quality, too. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

Based on what I've heard, Porcupine Tree is good, but I'm also fond of some of his solo stuff -- especially The Raven That Refused to Sing, which is heavily influenced by classic progressive rock (I think he described it as a love letter to Seventies prog).

I'm now listening to Epsilon in Malaysian Pale (1975) by Edgar Froese -- one of Bowie's favourites during the Berlin years.

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20 April 2019
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Hey wasn't it Steven Wilson whose favourite LP was Tangerine Dream's "Zeit"? Or was that someone else?...

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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Yeah, it's cropped up a few times as his all-time favourite in a few lists of his record choices, @vonbontee...

For me the original and greatest ambient record, years before the notion of "ambient" music existed. It's music without melody, rhythm or structure, but listening to it is like filling the room with the most beautiful and mysterious perfume. Or like being suspended in the void. The opening 7 minutes with 8 cellists gradually weaving in and out of tune really sets up the subtle balance between unease and beauty that the album maintains for over 70 minutes. I can never get tired of listening to it.

 

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20 April 2019
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I gave it a listen on that account, and I can't say I was quite that impressed with it. Personally, I need some melody, rhythm and structure to fill my mental room with perfume. mccartney-shrug_01_gif I personally prefer Edgar Froese (formerly of Tangerine Dream)'s Epsilon in Malaysian Pale, as noted above... ahdn_george_06

Currently, though, I'm listening to David Bowie's Diamond Dogs (1974)

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20 April 2019
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Yeah, I remember you listening to Zeit a few weeks ago...knew you mentioned it was someone's favourite, but couldn't recall the name til now. 

I've never heard anything by him that you didn't post on Up/Down. (And I don't enjoy that parricular TD album either...)

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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21 April 2019
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Probly be listening to Prince all day, maybe on headphones while watching the big "ice hockey match" (Go Leafs)

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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21 April 2019
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Thanks for the recommendation, @Beatlebug ! I'll try put it on later.

I think I'll join VonBon in listening to some Prince today.

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21 April 2019
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I'm surprised he made it through without falling over ahdn_george_06

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21 April 2019
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HAHAHAHA STEVEN WILSON GOES POP (and it's good)! ahdn_ringo_09

Am: 1969 Dramatis/ation from Pink Floyd's Early Years box set. Some mellow Floyd for my Easter afternoon.
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Thirty Three and a Third, because I want to heard Crackerbox Palace today; it just seems like a Crackerbox Palace kind of day.

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21 April 2019
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BEAUTY and HAUNTINGNESS O glory

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21 April 2019
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Tall, dark-haired QuarryMan likes basketball, music, and naturally, boys. He was a valuable participant on the track team. He is one of Freeport's great contributors to the recording world. As for the immediate future, QuarryMan has no plans, but will take life as it comes. 

 

21 April 2019
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Was: Magical Mystery Tour

Am: Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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The LED is being gotten out. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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Am: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)

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21 April 2019
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Today has become an all-out Beatlethon-- I'm nearly done with Rubber Soul now, and I think I'll listen to Help next. Or maybe Please Please Me . We'll see.

Edit: I chose Help .

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21 April 2019
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I say
Today has become an all-out BeatleZeppethon-- [snip]  

After concluding Physical Graffiti, I spent about half an hour yapping with my sister about various Zeppelin-images which appeared prime slug solo material, what type of My Little Pony each member would be, and so much more. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

EDIT 15 mintues later: And now it's Led Zeppelin's In Through The Out Door (1979). I do not have a problem, I swear. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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21 April 2019
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Y'all probably know the artist i'm listening to today. But i am listening to Crystal Ball. Currently on the P. Control Remix on the 3rd disc

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