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Some times I wander around outside my comfort threads and read around the buzz. So sad to see new members without any inkling of courtesy and manners at all.
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On the topic of linear notes: please folks, include an explanation about why you're picking that track (or tracks). Tell us a bit about how you feel it relates to the theme. Also if you want to discuss the theme---like the role of repetition in music---then please feel free.

 

I take it you mean "liner notes", great idea. I've edited my original post:

 

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Tbh, I don't know much about John Martyn beyond the fact that one of my favorite artists, Al Stewart, produced his second album "The Tumbler". I bought the vinyl record just for that reason, without prior auditioning, and ended up thoroughly disappointed because it felt uninspired and monotonous compared to Al's work. Only much later I came to understand that repetition was an intentional element in John Martyn's musical style, and closer listening revealed that his repetitions include subtle variations that make his compositions rewarding, if you're willing to pay attention to detail. Sadly his preference for repetition didn't quite confine itself to music, and he never came to grips with his consumption of alcohol, which added to his long-term chronic health problems and ultimately his death in 2009.


Edited by james444 - 3/10/13 at 2:55pm
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I take it you mean "liner notes", great idea. I've edited my original post:

 

 

Yeah, it was a typographical error on my part.


Edited by MuppetFace - 3/10/13 at 11:22am
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#mixtape entry

 

 

My entry: Sheila Chandra "From a whisper......to a scream"

 

I selected this track because I really love it. And repetition & chant go together like (fill in your favourite pairings here biggrin.gif )

 

 


Edited by Silent One - 3/10/13 at 6:24pm
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This is my entry for the "Repetition" theme:

 

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Penguin Cafe Orchestra: "Telephone and Rubber Band"

 

Simon Jeffes was able to consistently convey a sense of serious playfulness without the egotism that leaves the audience outside the fun. Terry Riley's In C has this in spirit, although how well this shines through depends too much on the spirit of the performance. Mouse on Mars has it at times, too...

 

Bonus video: Jeffes explains how the composition came about.

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For a #mixtape playlist entry, on the theme of repetition, the first thing I thought of is "Intergalactic", by the Beastie Boys:

 


Edited by barleyguy - 3/10/13 at 2:05pm
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Yeah, it was a typographical error on my part.

 

Haha, touché! Seems we agree on Wikipedia as a reference. wink.gif

 

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Penguin Cafe Orchestra: "Telephone and Rubber Band"

 

Thanks for submitting this one, I love PCO!

 

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This is my entry for the "Repetition" theme:

 

I absolutely adore the shift @ 09:59:59. rolleyes.gif

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A friendly reminder to use the tags #mixtape so that I can search it later to be added into the playlist. And someone with time could come up with a better arrangement in the playlist and PM me or something later on. I don't have the ear for musical arrangement.
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This is my entry for the "Repetition" theme:

 

Sitting through that all the way could be used as a charity fundraiser, like "Desert Bus for Hope".

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Welp, after much thought, I just decided to pick this track for the mixtape. 

 

 

It's "I Will Possess Your Heart" by Death Cab for Cutie.

 

I don't always love Death Cab's songs, they can sound a little 'cute'. But I love this track, the slow hypnotic build that matches the insistence of the song's narrator. The lyrics, when they eventually arrive, never get too explicit. They just reflect a kind of persistance that is unsettling in itself.

 

We watch a lot of romantic movies that teach you that if someone doesn't like you, you just keep trying and trying. I find it scary the way some people express attraction with a need to possess and control. At the same time I'm pretty sure I've been guilty of obsession in the past. I relate to a lot of this song, but to me it's also an earworm.

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The other track I really wanted to choose for this, I'll just link here:

 

http://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/59542/john-stockton-slow-drag-by-chris-zabriskie

 

I really like this one particular piece of piano music. It comes from a free, creative commons licensed album. This guy is worth checking out. 

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Sitting through that all the way could be used as a charity fundraiser, like "Desert Bus for Hope".


LOL beerchug.gif

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I'm okay for now.  At home with peeps so he ain't gettin' the jump on me today.  But thanks for that.  wink.gif

 

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Today for breakfast I am cooking a steak.

 

LOL, that's such a Texan thing to do... (translation:  I'm all grape jelly).

 

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#$@%*&!  biggrin.gif

 

jgray, you might as well put both and let the Greenwich Meridian determine who sees which one.

 

No problem, I picked Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" rather as a prime example for (repetitive) driving music than a serious second entry.

 

(At least at my side of the Greenwich Meridian) this piece is such a popular classic, its nomination would seem trite, much like Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" or Pachelbel's "Canon in D".

 

I think it's a good pick, and it certainly meets criteria.  We could throw in Canon in D as well, and pair it with Bolero to match somewhere later in the tape.

 

There's actually a song called "Repetition" that I used to listen to when I was a kid.  But in addition to it being repetitive, the tempo and pace of it is so maddening plodding that I just knew that it would piss everyone off.  Plus it's not a very good song.  So, it's not gonna appear here.

 

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Some times I wander around outside my comfort threads and read around the buzz. So sad to see new members without any inkling of courtesy and manners at all.

 

Pray tell, where are these people?


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Met the discourteous people in one of Dsnuts' hyper hype mchype thread, the CKS1000 one.
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Met the discourteous people in one of Dsnuts' hyper hype mchype thread, the CKS1000 one.

 

Looks like someone there is posting just to read himself post.  rolleyes.gif  Though in all honesty, I gotta say that Dsnuts kind of invites that.  "Look, I just found this thing that is better than all other gear combined and it's only 32 cents!!!"  That kind of sensationalism is trolling in and of itself right?

 


 

Mixtape Submission #2:  Poppiholla by Chicane  #diarymixtape #repetition #mixtape

 

 

Those familiar with Sigur Ros will immediately recognize this as a cover of their delightful tune Hoppipolla.  IMO, it pales in comparison to the original, but it does remain an interesting exercise in repetition bordering on madness.

Here, Chicane has merely taken the underlying accompaniment of Hoppipolla and thrown it on an endless loop with little to no variation at all.  Stripped of the original's lyrics, and paired with a four-to-the-floor downtempo beat, we immediately come to grips with just how unimaginative it is.

And yet, as a testament to the crafting of the original song, this mix actually seems to remain tolerable for an entire 3:47 seconds.  But any longer than that would invite brain rot... which is probably why Chicane never expanded upon it in a longer remix.

NOTE:  If included, this is probably best left as an interlude or palate cleanser between more substantial tracks.

 


 

Mixtape Submission #3:  Inanay by Tiddas  #diarymixtape #repetition #mixtape

 

 

Since it is a lullaby, Inanay is by nature repetitive and without end - until the concious world fades away that is.  And yet, Tiddas manages to take this Aboriginal lullaby to a very happy place indeed, one very much worth staying up for - at least for the short time they elect to grace us with it. 

 

As Tiddas layers on the simplistic harmonies, I am reminded of things that manage to transcend repetition.  Though it is one of the most commonly heard and repetitive sounds throughout our daily lives, I am amazed at how we never tire of the beauty within the human voice, binding us together until the end of time.

 

BTW, this little girl is adorable!

 

NOTE:  If you find yourself curious about Tiddas, I suggest seeking out Sing About Life as the next track to listen to from their discography.  It is more or less their "statement" song.

 


 

Gotta get ready for work, BBL.

 

EDIT #1:  Added brief liner notes for submission #2.

EDIT #2:  Altered the song for submission #3.

EDIT #3:  Added brief liner notes for submission #3.


Edited by warrenpchi - 3/10/13 at 5:57pm


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