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    What are you listening to?

    I thought I'd try a musical alternative to the "Wrist Check" posts

    Just finished listening to The Tubes - Remote Control
    Now unwinding with Lou Reed - Songs for Drella
    Pulled out to play next : Marianne Faithful - Broken English (Love her version of Lennon's "Working Class Heroes") 8)

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    Right now:
    "Modern Times" from Bob Dylan (Vinyl)
    "It's Too Late To Stop Now" from Van Morrison (Vinyl)
    "Sticky Fingers" from The Rolling Stones (Vinyl

    I'm all about the LPs right now...

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    Heavy rotation on I-tunes lately:

    The Stone Roses- The Very Best Of

    The Zombies- Odessay and Oracle

    Bruce-Born to Run

    and The Shins

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    B.B. King..Johnny Adams...Audience...F.Y.C....Joe Cocker. John Wilson.

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    Nothing right now but later today I'm going to pull out my Joan Armatrading vinyl, I never tire of listening to "Willow".

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Which arms and tables are you vinyl guys useing? MC? MM? John Wilson.

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    I'm using this Goldring which I got from Rod on the forum. Not expensive and surprisingly good.

    http://www.goldring.co.uk/turntables/gr1-2.htm

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    The new Tom Petty album, the Shins -Wincing the Night Away, Thelonius Monk - At Carnegie Hall

    (On headphones via a DAC connected to my comp....)

    :)

    Alan

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    Too much stuff to mention but mainly at the moment:

    Velvet underground, featuring Nico

    Up the bracket, Libertines

    Weld, Neil young

    5 leaves left, Nick Drake

    They cover most moods. :D
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    Currently have these 5 with me:

    Devil's Got a New Disguise - Aerosmith
    Yield - Pearl Jam
    Hit Parade - Paul Weller
    Keep On Keepin' On - Various
    Unearthed - E. S. Posthumus

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    Sensational new album:



    http://www.sonnyplease.com/
    We can't stop here, this is bat country.


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    Dvořák's (Dvorak) Quatouor op. 96, Américain. Quatuor Talich.

    Best wishes,
    Bob

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    At the office now, so silence and phones ringing, the typing of computer keyboards.

    Later I'll go for The Who's Quadrophenia on the turntable. Recently got it after having fallen a bit in love with Who's Next - Bargain is great. Probably some of the Swan Lake afterwards, or perhaps Leonard Cohen's Famous Blue Raincoat.

    If I'm up for it I might take a swing at Tom Waits' Orphans later on.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabuse
    The Who's Quadrophenia
    A great album, never far from my player! Seen the movie >30 times, my favourate movie by far.

    /vince ..
    /vince ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson
    Which arms and tables are you vinyl guys useing? MC? MM? John Wilson.
    I'm just using a simple old Technics SL-B100 with a new Stanton cartridge and stylus.

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    I was checking out my Dad's vinyl's the other day and came accross:

    "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds"

    Do any of you vinyl owners have this?

    I think it's pretty bad ass

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    Right now, as I browse TZ-UK, I'm listening to the quiet relaxing bubbling sounds eminating from my tropical aquarium. :) :)

    But later I'll liven things up a little with some Pink Floyd, (Pulse) or some Deep Purple, (In Rock). :) :)
    Best Regards - Peter
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    My listening pleasure was interrupted by the need to listen to a number of essays being read. However, I'm back to Dvorak while packing to go home, and thinking of all the things I should have done, but didn't manage to finish.

    Best wishes,
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewsPhotog
    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson
    Which arms and tables are you vinyl guys useing? MC? MM? John Wilson.
    I'm just using a simple old Technics SL-B100 with a new Stanton cartridge and stylus.
    I HAD at one time the Luxman PD-444 Table. Fidelity research FR-64s arm. Grace 707 arm. Denon DL103S MC. FR MK7 MC. The table was 48 LBS. (22KG). John Wilson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson
    I HAD at one time the Luxman PD-444 Table. Fidelity research FR-64s arm. Grace 707 arm. Denon DL103S MC. FR MK7 MC. The table was 48 LBS. (22KG). John Wilson.
    That is like some horrific acid flashback; thank Philips for CD!

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    That is like some horrific acid flashback; thank Philips for CD. I Don't get it ? John Wilson.

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    My music consumption falls into two main types - When I'm working, I pick a playlist off iTunes and usually set it to random - but what I look forward to all day is when I can finally sit and relax at home and start picking the albums to really listen to.

    Today I had been looking forward to some Supertramp, probably to be followed by Joe Walsh, but got home to find the family all heading off to bed with rotten colds and steaming headaches so .............

    I've just put on Barclay James Harvest - Live Tapes
    Next will be John Klemmer - Touch (if you like the sax you should check it out) with a nice glass of Bushmills
    Then I think it will be John Martyn - One World
    With another glass of Bushmills, the world should have had a wonderful rosy glow restored :) :)

    And yes it's all vinyl - Quite apart from the sound, I still love the whole process of selecting and playing an album in this remote control age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    Nothing right now but later today I'm going to pull out my Joan Armatrading vinyl, I never tire of listening to "Willow".

    Eddie
    Willow & Love and Affection are two of my all time favourite songs.
    Went to see her a couple of years ago, still superb.
    Did you know she is playing Sheffield City Hall on March 7th? 8)

    I find Tracy Chapman has very much the same feel.

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    I'm sure she'll put on a good show Geoff but I don't go to concerts anymore. I actually won her album along with another half-dozen in a competition run by the "Sun" newspaper in 1978 plus a couple of tickets for "The Picnic" concert at Blackbushe Aerodrome.

    Eddie
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    Tonight's Classic :

    Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks

    Fav. track: Lily. Rosemary And The Jack of Hearts

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBe
    Tonight's Classic :

    Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks

    Fav. track: Lily. Rosemary And The Jack of Hearts
    Ah yes, ecxellent choice :)

    I just picked up a used copy of the Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Sessions.

    It has a very nice cover of both Hank Williams' I'm so lonesome and Lou Reed's Sweet Jane. Great stuff :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson
    That is like some horrific acid flashback; thank Philips for CD. I Don't get it ? John Wilson.
    But have you had the chance to hear a good analogue system?
    Digital is easy, convenient and for most people more than good enough. Most of my music comes from a media server and I love the convenience but if I want to enjoy a piece of music, it has to be analogue.
    Just as digital cameras have almost replaced film because they have a big advantage in speed and convenience and for most things are now more than good enough, if you enlarge any digital photo enough you will see jagged edges. If you compare that with a well taken picture using say Ilford Pan F B&W film, you will be able to see a range of tone and detail that digital can never match.
    Digital music is no different, if you get right into it, it's made up of a lot of jagged edges. Good analogue, if being listened to, will portray a range of musical tone, emotion and micro acoustics that digital just lacks.
    Some people suggest it's a memory thing? Just like we often prefer the original to a cover of a song, because that is how we first heard it, so maybe many of us prefer the sound of analogue because that is the kind of music delivery that got us into our music?

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    I think John was agreeing it with you Geoff...he was quoting Tony (Gruntfuttock)

    :)

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson
    Just like we often prefer the original to a cover of a song, because that is how we first heard it, so maybe many of us prefer the sound of analogue because that is the kind of music delivery that got us into our music?
    I'm in my mid 20's, so CD's have peen my primary medium for music for most of my life. Just after fiddling around with an old system and some records is when I decided that the LP's sound better. Since then, I've accumulated quite a little collection!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mabuse
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBe
    Tonight's Classic :

    Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks

    Fav. track: Lily. Rosemary And The Jack of Hearts
    Ah yes, excellent choice :)
    Excellent choice, indeed!

    You hear his new album? It's phenomenal on vinyl.

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    Donald Fagan's "Kamakirade". Brilliant jazz/funk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewsPhotog
    Quote Originally Posted by Mabuse
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBe
    Tonight's Classic :

    Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks

    Fav. track: Lily. Rosemary And The Jack of Hearts
    Ah yes, excellent choice :)
    Excellent choice, indeed!

    You hear his new album? It's phenomenal on vinyl.
    I only have it on CD but still enjoy it very much. Heard it on vinyl at a hifi shop though only briefly. It is a very good album, perhaps one of his best.

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    Finally got the tv turned off.
    So now enjoying Jackson Browne - Running on Empty and trying to decide what's next. Maybe some Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams?

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    Jackson Browne..great LP! Right now it's some Eddie Money-Peter Gabrial-and Procol Harum. John Wilson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD
    Finally got the tv turned off.
    So now enjoying Jackson Browne - Running on Empty and trying to decide what's next. Maybe some Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams?
    "The Load Out" is one of my favorites from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBe
    I was checking out my Dad's vinyl's the other day and came accross:

    "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds"

    Do any of you vinyl owners have this?

    I think it's pretty bad ass
    My dad had it on vinyl when it came out- or there abouts. He paid Ł6.50GBP for it then - 1982.

    I recently got whole album on MP3 :D

    My current listening - this is where most of you leave the room I expect.

    Motorhead - as always
    Tiamat
    The Wildhearts

    One other scale fave singles by Green Day, Quo, Charlie Lansborough.
    Paul

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    Today is a good day

    Don't you just love a Sunday off?
    Woke everyone up with some Joe Walsh - "The Smoker You Get; Can't Argue With a Sick Mind; But Seriously" - Rocky Mountain Way turned WAY up loud.
    Followed by a family bike ride through our local woods.
    Culture for the week - Saint-Saens No.3 by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, to accompany Sunday Lunch.
    Now curled up on the sofa with my B.B. (Best Beloved) with the house to ourselves, finishing off a nice bottle of red, to an alternating selection of Gary Moore (including three different versions of Parisienne Walkways) and Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy.

    Some days Life is Good

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    My Monday is Sunday. Before work...Rickie Lee Jones-Flying Cowboys. John Wilson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson
    My Monday is Sunday. Before work...Rickie Lee Jones-Flying Cowboys. John Wilson.
    Thanks for the reminder about RLJ.
    Just dug out her eponymous first album. "Chuck E.'s In Love" etc. Brilliant. Haven't played it in ages.

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    Just bought ELO's box set of three CD's and nice booklet. 53 song's! Also found the group "It's A Beautiful Day" A real hard one to come by. John Wilson.

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    Tonight some Ry Cooder and Level 42. John Wilson.

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    My wife bought me the latest "Il Divo" CD for my birthday. I don't know why she would think I wanted to listen to such contrived commercial shite but I daren't tell her.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    My wife bought me the latest "Il Divo" CD for my birthday. I don't know why she would think I wanted to listen to such contrived commercial shite but I daren't tell her.

    Eddie
    Perhaps it's a hint about your usual taste in music? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    My wife bought me the latest "Il Divo" CD for my birthday. I don't know why she would think I wanted to listen to such contrived commercial shite but I daren't tell her.

    Eddie
    Saw them live at the M.E.N. Arena, Mancester last year. Not overly impressed, but the woman sat next to Lynn, (she must have been in her 50's), was having orgasms. :shock: :shock: :roll:
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    Tonight:

    The Beatles' Revolver on the turntable.
    Afterward, perhaps Abbey Road.

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    Currently rediscovered why I liked "Signals" by Rush.
    I bought it in 1983 and loved it back then but have rarely listened to it since then.
    It's bringing back some happy memories :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by derek_faker
    Currently rediscovered why I liked "Signals" by Rush.
    I bought it in 1983 and loved it back then but have rarely listened to it since then.
    It's bringing back some happy memories :)
    I only got into Rush a yr or so. Great band.
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    Today has been an 'at home' day: i.e. weather is sh*te!

    So far:
    Ricky Lee Jones - Chuck E's
    Led Zep - IV (mrs ralphy took dogs out)
    Peter Gabriel - So
    Beth Orton - Central Reservation
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    Alan Parsons Project - Best of
    Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid (2nd walkies)
    Supertramp - Breakfast In America
    Al Di Meola - Splendido Hotel
    Annie Lennox - Medusa
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (church)

    and now playing:

    Jools Holland - Small World Big Band

    Time for a Highland Park!
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    Yesterday afternoon I put on my middle sons Lilly Allen album as it was near my dining room stereo.

    Very enjoyable, made a nice change from my usual stuff.

    His taste is pretty decent but I would never play any of my youngests stuff which consists of Golgoroth, Kamelot etc and other tuneless growling type music. :?
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    Typing this, I'm listening to, (and very much enjoying), Le Parc by Tangerine Dream. One I've not played for a long time and the reunion is most enjoyable. :) :)
    Best Regards - Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold
    Typing this, I'm listening to, (and very much enjoying), Le Parc by Tangerine Dream. One I've not played for a long time and the reunion is most enjoyable. :) :)
    Thanks for the reminder, just dug out Phaedra and Ricochet, my favourites from the Virgin releases, and got Phaedra on headphones right now. Real flashback stuff !!!

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