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(04-02-2011 10:38 PM)SpaceCadet Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-02-2011 08:27 PM)vitruvian man Wrote: [ -> ]These guys always make me feel so good. In fact brought back the faith that real music still exists.

Done in their home studio.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PomplamooseM...olz7V12evc

VM, that is just incredible - thank you for posting!
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My Pleasure Space. They are a remarkable group of musicians. And she is so pretty. I would certainly recommend you visiting their channel. You will come to discover some great music.
(04-02-2011 10:38 PM)SpaceCadet Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-02-2011 08:27 PM)vitruvian man Wrote: [ -> ]These guys always make me feel so good. In fact brought back the faith that real music still exists.

Done in their home studio.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PomplamooseM...olz7V12evc

VM, that is just incredible - thank you for posting!
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Here's another...bit more of a rocker. One half of Pomplamoose

http://www.youtube.com/user/jackcontemus...BUUOJpFg9Y
A nice mix of music from Bill Frissell, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubaker, Diana Krall, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington is playing thru the house. It sure goes well with a nice cup of coffee and watching the rain, lightening and hail going on outside today.
'Been listening to a whole lot of JAM lately - more outrageous melody and "rational exuberance" from Yuki-chan and the boys. "Sampomichi" is the first tune of theirs that I heard, and the one that first turned me onto the band. I was listening at work and when this came on I just stopped what I was doing while this uncontrollable grin worked its way across my face, and I'm thinking "Who the hell are these guys?" These days I think of them as the Beatles of Japan - their songwriting ability was stunning and everything they did was pure magic, in the studio and on stage alike.

It's just a tune about taking a walk on one's favorite "walking track" with someone you love, but Yuki's spirit is just explosive in this tune. Some guy edited together a bunch of video he captured walking around Tokyo in 1999, sped it up and set it to "Sampomichi," with excellent results. If you like it you might want to bookmark it, because it's tough to remember his title:

"Sampomichi, sights from around Tokyo '99

Easily one of my all-time favorite love songs.Heart

P.S. - 日本大好, and a great big "Gambatte!" to the quake/tsunami survivors!
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Simply Red......."Money too tight to mention"........oh money money money......Sad
(04-02-2011 09:09 PM)Rey Wrote: [ -> ]As long as were sharing some likes and video links,

I was sanding the walls the other day so I can do some painting inside, and was putting on some old CD's to keep me motivated.

Came across this one, I like it a lot, but forgot about it. The band, "Garbage", the song "Special". This used to be my favorite song for a while. I really like the video too, very creative for a music video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es5wjM7i9PQ

Their song #1 Crush really blows me away too.

"Special" is a good song. My fav from them is "Paranoid." I had that stuck in my mind one year when I did the "El Tour de Tucson" bike ride and it kept me going for 5 hours!
(04-04-2011 09:28 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-02-2011 09:09 PM)Rey Wrote: [ -> ]As long as were sharing some likes and video links,

I was sanding the walls the other day so I can do some painting inside, and was putting on some old CD's to keep me motivated.

Came across this one, I like it a lot, but forgot about it. The band, "Garbage", the song "Special". This used to be my favorite song for a while. I really like the video too, very creative for a music video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es5wjM7i9PQ

Their song #1 Crush really blows me away too.

"Special" is a good song. My fav from them is "Paranoid." I had that stuck in my mind one year when I did the "El Tour de Tucson" bike ride and it kept me going for 5 hours!

I have to say the Garbage video for Special is one of my all time favorite music videos. Plus, every time I see that singer and those big eyes my Heart goes flippety flop.

The drummer for Garbage was Butch Vig, who was also the producer for Nirvana’s Nevermind album. There is a little bit of a connection there for me since before the Nirvana days, Butch Vig produced a song at his Smart Studios for a small band some friends of mine were in (did I also tell you I happen to know the drummer for the UK band Cynic? I have connections everywhere).

Like I said earlier, the Garbage song #1 Crush also really blows me away. A love song, yes, but not a typical one, there is so much more than that, it goes much deeper. The absolute obsessive devotion and loyalty the singer expresses has me seeing visions of blind hero worship, from Hitlerism (think of how many died for him because they believed in him) to cults, mother ships behind the comet, and grape cool aide.

“I will sell my soul for something pure and true, Someone like you”

Best to listen if you have some big speakers where the bass can shake the house:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0X8W6E5xeU

-Rey
Cool stuff, Rey! Thanks!

Not to stray off-topic but my personal approach is to avoid "videos" because I feel that music all by itself is perfectly self-contained. The forced visuals of videos always seem to weaken the music for me and ruin the magic the artist intended. Especially, because I have seen so few videos, the imagery of the ones I have seen stay with me forever. I prefer the images in my own mind.

(Now when an artist creates music and video at the same time for an art project I really think it can be very powerful and artistic. Eno's installations come to mind. Neither the video alone or the music alone is as strong as the pairing when it is created as a unified whole. An old pal named John S. Banks is a video artist and his work is another good example of this blended approach. He has superb state-of-the-art visuals paired with excellent music from professional musicians like Jon Anderson.)

Ok, back to the Topic!
(04-04-2011 11:22 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]Cool stuff, Rey! Thanks!

Not to stray off-topic but my personal approach is to avoid "videos" because I feel that music all by itself is perfectly self-contained. The forced visuals of videos always seem to weaken the music for me and ruin the magic the artist intended. Especially, because I have seen so few videos, the imagery of the ones I have seen stay with me forever. I prefer the images in my own mind.

(Now when an artist creates music and video at the same time for an art project I really think it can be very powerful and artistic. Eno's installations come to mind. Neither the video alone or the music alone is as strong as the pairing when it is created as a unified whole. An old pal named John S. Banks is a video artist and his work is another good example of this blended approach. He has superb state-of-the-art visuals paired with excellent music from professional musicians like Jon Anderson.)

Ok, back to the Topic!

I would generally agree with this only with the exception of Video song or live in studio performances. However if a music video is creative and cleverly thought out then I enjoy them aswell
(04-04-2011 11:22 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]Cool stuff, Rey! Thanks!

Not to stray off-topic but my personal approach is to avoid "videos" because I feel that music all by itself is perfectly self-contained. The forced visuals of videos always seem to weaken the music for me and ruin the magic the artist intended. Especially, because I have seen so few videos, the imagery of the ones I have seen stay with me forever. I prefer the images in my own mind.

(Now when an artist creates music and video at the same time for an art project I really think it can be very powerful and artistic. Eno's installations come to mind. Neither the video alone or the music alone is as strong as the pairing when it is created as a unified whole. An old pal named John S. Banks is a video artist and his work is another good example of this blended approach. He has superb state-of-the-art visuals paired with excellent music from professional musicians like Jon Anderson.)

Ok, back to the Topic!

I don't think its off topic at all. People started posting the youtube links I think just to share the music they liked. But I do agree somewhat with what you are saying, there are some times when you have imagery in your mind, then when you see the video, you are like, no no that is all wrong.

The youtube link for #1 Crush I posted is just the music only, there is no video just a black screen. The real video for it which I think is Romeo and Juliet movie scenes, does not do the song justice at all. So I tried to avoid that one.

But there are some videos that I really like, that really click well with the music, "Special" is one of them for me, but there are not many I really like. Most videos just have people dancing around, those bore me the most.

It would be interesting to hear what people's favorite music videos are, where the music and visuals work together well.

-Rey
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