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[#] Mon Jun 30 2014 08:33:11 EDT from fleeb

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I could see a comedy bit of someone teaching children music through Carl Orff's methodology (which involved fairly simplistic music instruments), then almost immediately shifting to Gentle Giant or the like.

[#] Tue Jul 01 2014 22:43:05 EDT from fleeb

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Ah, yeah, I remember that video, dothebart, (the unlikely lullaby).

[#] Wed Jul 02 2014 14:07:44 EDT from ax25

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Fri Jun 27 2014 11:18:52 AM EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

Ah, there it is.

The Dukes of Stratosphear. The first of these that they made was "25 O'Clock", released 1 April 1985.

Thanks!  Now just need to find it.... :-)

[#] Wed Jul 02 2014 14:50:50 EDT from fleeb

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Well, I know you can find it on Youtube (which is how I initially discoveredd it). I don't know how much of it you'll find there, or if it was taken down for copyright reasons, but you might find it there.

[#] Mon Jul 07 2014 12:28:23 EDT from vince-q

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This weekend David Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, gave the world some great news as after 20 years the truly legendary and world famous band Pink Floyd will be releasing a new album titled "The Endless River" in October!

[#] Mon Jul 07 2014 14:00:17 EDT from fleeb

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That should be an interesting album. I wonder if it will sound the same without Roger Waters. If so, Roger Waters can suck it, for all that hullaballoo he made about them not being allowed to use the Pink Floyd name.

[#] Mon Jul 07 2014 14:01:12 EDT from fleeb

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(Although, really, he could suck it anyway... bands change members and such, and even their overall sound... it's just what happens over time).

[#] Mon Jul 07 2014 14:26:52 EDT from Freakdog <>

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Floyd has released two albums since Waters' departure: A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 1987 and The Division Bell in 1994.

[#] Mon Jul 07 2014 16:54:51 EDT from vince-q <>

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Floyd changed.
And that is not a bad thing, necessarily.

Hell, for that matter go listen to some opera:

1. Verdi: Rigoletto and Otello. Different as can be. Same guy.
2. Wagner: Flying Dutchman and Parsifal. See #1.

That is what musicians do!

[#] Mon Jul 07 2014 18:42:10 EDT from the_mgt

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Sidenote: Their webdesign skillz are over 9000!

[#] Mon Jul 07 2014 22:25:21 EDT from zooer

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It wont sound the same without Rick Wright

[#] Tue Jul 08 2014 00:22:25 EDT from vince-q <>

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Any band can "sound like" Pink Floyd.
We did. You could close your eyes while we were playing The Wall and you could not tell it wasn't the album.

Sounding like Pink Floyd, that's easy.
WRITING like Pink Floyd, that's a gift from God.

[#] Tue Jul 08 2014 21:34:32 EDT from fleeb

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Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein... here's a performance directed by the Berstein himself:

My favorite bit is perhaps 13 minutes into it.

[#] Mon Jul 14 2014 13:39:00 EDT from fleeb

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Today, I have Grateful Dead's Terrapin Station stuck in my head.

I thought I'd research it a bit... I didn't realize some people consider it prog-rock. I mean, I sorta get that, as it has a rather free use of meter as it occasionally adds a beat in some places, but it doesn't use any advanced harmonies or odd melodic stylings that you often hear in prog-rock tunes.
It just doesn't *sound* like prog-rock to me.

This said, it amuses me the controversy caused by this piece of music. When I bought this album, I had no idea what The Grateful Dead sounded like, and thought this album was typical of their music. I rather liked it, so I bought a couple of other Grateful Dead albums that I didn't quite care for.

So, that fans of The Grateful Dead didn't quite like this tune, I am amused.

[#] Mon Jul 14 2014 16:21:02 EDT from vince-q <>

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So, that fans of The Grateful Dead didn't quite like this tune, I am


Heh. Since "Terrapin" is one of the very few things that "The Dead" recorded that can actually be called "real music" this is not at all surprising!

[#] Mon Jul 14 2014 19:16:18 EDT from zooer

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I wanna rock and roll all night.

[#] Wed Jul 16 2014 16:15:54 EDT from fleeb

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Oh, yeah, I saw that recently.

And.. wow... loud colors...

[#] Tue Jul 22 2014 10:08:02 EDT from fleeb

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I can't get Weird Al's "Foil" tune out of my head.

Thankfully, it's actually kind of a nice piece of music.

But if I played it around Melvin, he might consider making a hat.

[#] Mon Jul 28 2014 00:57:37 EDT from ax25

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Mon Jul 07 2014 06:42:10 PM EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

Sidenote: Their webdesign skillz are over 9000!

Pat Benatar started as an opera singer, but went for rock / alt music.  She did fairly well and would probably do o.k. crossing back over (not now, but back in the day).  So, I don't think that the comparison to Justin holds up quite so much :-)

I do agree with the authors point of trying to pull in the "now" to opera.  It does need some livening up (without dumbing it down).


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