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post #5176 of 11312
If I get a decent pic from tonight's stones concert, I will post it here. I think I am too far for a really good phone picture.
post #5177 of 11312
Well, I can't figure out how to post a pic from my win8 phone, so I will have to wait until I get home.
post #5178 of 11312

Perhaps, ask one of the concert goers - she's likely posting as well, so just ask. wink_face.gif Second thought, we no wanna get you in no trouble, so... rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif

post #5179 of 11312
Quote:WarrenKilljoy
The list is lookin' good guys!  smile.gif  Wink, still thinking about your submissions?

Where do you start to pick two out of a lifetime of musical memories.

 

Here goes.

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This was the first record that I bought. It was also the first record I wanted to buy.

If you look up Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, you will see that he can rock. Mashed Potato comes to mind.

Other songs that grabbed me were:-

Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkle (not displayed here in deference to the Silent One)..!!

Total Eclipse Of The Heart- Bonnie Tyler.

I am a sucker for the power ballads.

Also like the instrumentals of the '60's

Was into Eric Burdon & The Animals, Osibisa, Jimi Hendricks, etc.

 

The second real song that grabbed me was this one.

The ending is different to the recorded version.

First time I heard this version was when I saw it on TV as a promo ofr the film Ghost Story.

 

If I could add other tracks there would be :-

Without You - Harry Nilsson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATg8CdRD68E

(oops, had to delete the list as it was getting way too long....)

Thanks Warrendictator, for putting a limit on this - could have gotten way of hand.


Edited by wink - 5/20/13 at 10:48pm
post #5180 of 11312

Here we go...

Way back in the day, I had assembled my first "Stereo" system, a meager PL514, KR-4070 and a pair of L16's, I loved it, it was my first... biggrin.gif

 

Picked up Pink Floyd's Animals at Sam the Record Man's on Yonge street that morning, it had just come out and I was dying to check it out on my fine system. Home I go with what I hope is going to be an interesting Floyd album and don't I ran into a friend on the subway, I showed him my fine purchase and he showed me the sweetest blonde I had ever seen. We get off at my stop and up to the apartment to check out the new album. Animals all queued up for the needle drop and buddy is heating up the knives. Well let me tell you it was one of the most moving experiences I've ever had. Sitting back to the wall when Sheep started to play, I was transported to that meadow, I could see the field, the sheep, sun was streaming through the leaves on the trees, I swear I could even feel the grass under me. I was awestruck, it was incredible, I was there!

 

So to this day every time I listen to Sheep, I fondly remember a time from along time ago. Sadly I don't have a system anymore, and habits have long since changed, but the memory of that day in '77 will last with me always. 

 

*Click all videos to 720 for the best quality audio YouTube has to offer...

 

 

 

The second choice is Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" performed by ELP.

This version here is at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in the winter of '76. These boys are hard ass, can you see any of today's bands do a live performance in the dead of winter. Much less drag a full patched Moog Modular outside to use. biggrin.gif

 

The song has such power and it gives me chills every time I hear it. Emerson is one of the most talented keyboardists of our time, anyone who can patch a Moog is by rights, Amazing in my books. I'd love to hear this played on Crystal Cathedrals massive Pipe Organ in Garden Grove, I wonder what old Robert Schuller would think about that. biggrin.gif

 

 

Those are my choices for music that "Gets to me every time".

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post #5181 of 11312

Well, I dug back in the mental archives to the band that kept me going through the high school years, when I was at my most miserable.....the almighty Led Zeppelin. They are not part of my regular rotation these days, and the same could be said of other bands I enjoyed at that time, like Yes, Pink Floyd, the Who, early Aerosmith) but every once in a while I put them on and it is a feel-good experience for me.

 

The hard part was choosing which two songs.....the one billybob chose was a contender on my list, but for the sake of not repeating, I crossed that one off the list.

So, first, the live version of "Since I've been Lovin' You", which is IMO vastly better than the album version.......

 

 

And then, from the famed untitled fourth album.....

 

 

Of course, it just took me an hour to choose which two songs.....but what else is there to do at 02:00, especially if you no longer drink or smoke? 


Edited by Achmedisdead - 5/20/13 at 11:07pm
post #5182 of 11312
Quote:achmedthenoninhaler
especially if you no longer drink or smoke?

Or, even breathe...

post #5183 of 11312
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Here we go...

Way back in the day, I had assembled my first "Stereo" system, a meager PL514, KR-4070 and a pair of L16's, I loved it, it was my first... biggrin.gif

 

Picked up Pink Floyd's Animals at Sam the Record Man's on Yonge street that morning, it had just come out and I was dying to check it out on my fine system. Home I go with what I hope is going to be an interesting Floyd album and don't I ran into a friend on the subway, I showed him my fine purchase and he showed me the sweetest blonde I had ever seen. We get off at my stop and up to the apartment to check out the new album. Animals all queued up for the needle drop and buddy is heating up the knives. Well let me tell you it was one of the most moving experiences I've ever had. Sitting back to the wall when Sheep started to play, I was transported to that meadow, I could see the field, the sheep, sun was streaming through the leaves on the trees, I swear I could even feel the grass under me. I was awestruck, it was incredible, I was there!

 

So to this day every time I listen to Sheep, I fondly remember a time from along time ago. Sadly I don't have a system anymore, and habits have long since changed, but the memory of that day in '77 will last with me always. 

 

 

I listen to Animals much more often than The Wall. Part of it is simply the radio overplaying the singles from The Wall when I was younger, and burning me out on the album....but Animals is fantastic in its own right, and a great headphone album.beerchug.gif

post #5184 of 11312

I'm young enough that, apart from the two obvious singles that get incessant airplay, I hadn't heard any other part of The Wall until I picked it up about four years ago, so luckily the album wasn't spoiled for me. It's quite the headphone experience as well. Despite being very happy with the way my current headphones render it, I kind of miss the dark, deep foundation the M50 provided. I've never heard the album quite that way on anything else I've ever owned.

post #5185 of 11312

Am I just another brick in the wall?

post #5186 of 11312
Wow, you guys are being pretty awesome with the mix tape submissions there... this is going so much better than I had hoped/expected! At this rate, we might not need to wait a whole week at all. smile.gif

Wink, trust me on the limits thing. Remember there's a multiplier. So if one person gets an extra pick, then we all get an extra pick. Plus, better to have fewer picks per mix tape, and more mix tapes I think...

BTW, anyone seen TwinQY around?
post #5187 of 11312

Nope, I'm worried this guy may have gotten him...

 

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post #5188 of 11312
The 2 song pick IMHO is just perfect, once it starts to get to 3 or more then I think it might get a little tedious and the fun will disappear. biggrin.gif

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post #5189 of 11312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Nope, I'm worried this guy may have gotten him...

 

Ahhhhhhh! (Click to show)

 

But that's his friend isn't it?  frown.gif

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

The 2 song pick IMHO is just perfect, once it starts to get to 3 or more then I think it might get a little tedious and the fun will disappear. biggrin.gif

 

Yeah right?  One is just too hard to pick... three might be forcing it depending on the theme.  Was a shot in the dark but I'm glad it's working out so far.  smile.gif

post #5190 of 11312

Yeah, I think two is a good number. Part of the fun, I think, is the challenge of narrowing it down. Since you can't just shove all the "usual suspects" that come to mind on the page, you have to really think about your selections, and (in the case of the current theme) you learn which ones really matter to you.

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