Music and Music Videos

Music and Music Videos

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Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#1 Dec 7, 2012
OK, Steph, we are going to see eye to eye on this topic! You and I share an enthusiasm for prompting the world to cut loose and rock out - here is our chance.

I listened to a bit of Alt-J, downloading the album you mentioned BUT I have been unable to create a CD for my car, since my computer is falling all to pieces. I do a lot of driving and that's when I can seriously LISTEN to tunes. The 2 songs that stood out were the ones you mentioned - the Tessellate video was awesome, and deep - but the others I looked up were dull. I haven't disregarded Alt-J, but I'm only being honest when I admit to being less than obsessed. If there was something about this band that grabbed my attention, I would have listened to more of it by now.

Now, you have built up a resistance to Skrillex that I've heard just about enough of, young lady. Skrillex is unique in that he is ever evolving and changing up what he is doing - since he worked with Korn, Korn seems lacking without him. He won a Grammy! Did you watch the video? It tells a story of a neighborhood being evicted, while the Indian home called on the powers of nature and the little black and white children looked on in awe, being taught how to stand their ground. It's like an awesome mini-movie with kewl background music - when the Skrillex kicks is, it is coordinated with important aspects of the story you should pay attention to. Plus, this song is totally reggae (Damian Marley!). This is a Quality Video - meant to influence the youth of our nation. Watch it again:



and this one too - do you like Rammstein?

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#2 Dec 7, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
OK, Steph, we are going to see eye to eye on this topic! You and I share an enthusiasm for prompting the world to cut loose and rock out - here is our chance.
I listened to a bit of Alt-J, downloading the album you mentioned BUT I have been unable to create a CD for my car, since my computer is falling all to pieces. I do a lot of driving and that's when I can seriously LISTEN to tunes. The 2 songs that stood out were the ones you mentioned - the Tessellate video was awesome, and deep - but the others I looked up were dull. I haven't disregarded Alt-J, but I'm only being honest when I admit to being less than obsessed. If there was something about this band that grabbed my attention, I would have listened to more of it by now.
Now, you have built up a resistance to Skrillex that I've heard just about enough of, young lady. Skrillex is unique in that he is ever evolving and changing up what he is doing - since he worked with Korn, Korn seems lacking without him. He won a Grammy! Did you watch the video? It tells a story of a neighborhood being evicted, while the Indian home called on the powers of nature and the little black and white children looked on in awe, being taught how to stand their ground. It's like an awesome mini-movie with kewl background music - when the Skrillex kicks is, it is coordinated with important aspects of the story you should pay attention to. Plus, this song is totally reggae (Damian Marley!). This is a Quality Video - meant to influence the youth of our nation. Watch it again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =BGpzGu9Yp6YXX
and this one too - do you like Rammstein?
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
dull, LOL. sometimes albums take some time to get into. but Alt-J grabbed me from the beginning. usually i'm a "2 out of 10 on the album lover" - if i'm lucky, but i'm fascinated with ALL of it.

my feelings for Skrillex aren't mere "resistance." it's FAR worse than that. i get it. i get the fad of dubstep right now - it's rabid. "the drop." wait for it. it's everywhere. "where's the drop??" i'm not saying it's unlistenable or sucky at all - i'm just saying there is more authentic Dubstep out there!!! for me, Skrillex is the generic label dubstep is all.

and for the record, the music topic belongs EVERYWHERE, not just in the music thread. ;)

if you have to do a lot of driving, i hope you at least have a fun sports sedan to drive!!!
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#3 Dec 7, 2012
are you savvy to Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures??

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#4 Dec 7, 2012
My child says to me: blah, blah, dubstep. I'm like: Dubstep? Wassat? Skrillex. Of course - now I know Skrillex=dubstep, but you say: no! Dubstep is really better, I just have to find REAL Dubstep, but I say: No! F Dubstep, I like Skrillex. I like what he does to other people's music - he makes their stuff better. He turns repetitive gibberish and computer noise into his message. He makes great videos that better explain his message - does all dubstep? Or is Skrillex just a bad example of dubstep?

watch this video:



I say, child, tell me more dubstep - LMFAO is apparently another example - but I see a great difference in the two.

see here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

oh, you silly kids, shuffling around like there's no work to do..

So, point me towards some more dubstep and I'll see about it.. I'll look into the other bands you mentioned as well - I've heard of them, but never given them much attention.

Here is something acoustic and light - also tragic since this man's life ended at 34.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Here's some silly white boy rapping:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Kewl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#5 Dec 7, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
My child says to me: blah, blah, dubstep. I'm like: Dubstep? Wassat? Skrillex. Of course - now I know Skrillex=dubstep, but you say: no! Dubstep is really better, I just have to find REAL Dubstep, but I say: No! F Dubstep, I like Skrillex. I like what he does to other people's music - he makes their stuff better. He turns repetitive gibberish and computer noise into his message. He makes great videos that better explain his message - does all dubstep? Or is Skrillex just a bad example of dubstep?
watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =2cXDgFwE13gXX
I say, child, tell me more dubstep - LMFAO is apparently another example - but I see a great difference in the two.
see here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
oh, you silly kids, shuffling around like there's no work to do..
So, point me towards some more dubstep and I'll see about it.. I'll look into the other bands you mentioned as well - I've heard of them, but never given them much attention.
Here is something acoustic and light - also tragic since this man's life ended at 34.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Here's some silly white boy rapping:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Classic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Interesting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Funny:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Kewl:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
YES, Skrillex is just a bad example of Dubstep. but moreover, and the strength behind my dislike: Dubstep as popculture knows it has Jumped the Shark. sorry, it's true. but you are entitled to like, listen and enjoy whatever suits you. rock on with your bad self!!
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#6 Dec 7, 2012
My music tastes are ALL over the board. New, old, new wave, electronica, punk rock, old country. Here are some songs of 2012 that stuck in my head.

ALT-J "Tessellate", "Breezeblocks", "Fitzpleasure", "Something Good", "Taro", "Ms"
BEACH HOUSE "Myth", "Wild"
EMILI SANDE' "Next To Me", "Heaven"
FRANK OCEAN "Pyramids"
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB "Sleep Alone", "The World Is Watching" (along with fun., one of my two favorite baby bands I am proud and happy to see having success)
MYSTERY JETS "You Had Me At Hello", "Someone Purer", "Radlands"
HOT CHIP "Night And Day", "Flutes"
LADYHAWKE "Black, White & Blue", "Sunday Drive"
JACK WHITE "I'm Shakin'", "Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy"
BEN KWELLER "Mean To Me", "Out The Door"
A.C. NEWMAN "Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns", "I'm Not Talking"
MIIKE SNOW "Archipelago", "God Help This Divorce"

SANTIGOLD "Disparate Youth"
ST. LUCIA "All Eyes On You"
THE SHINS "40 Mark Strasse" (will be added to my "most beautiful songs of all time" list too)
MAC DEMARCO "Annie"
NADA SURF "Waiting For Something"
ALABAMA SHAKES "Hold On" (how can one have live in the south and not feel a connection to this? ;)
ELLIE GOULDING "Anything Can Happen"
THE WEEKND "D.D."
DELTA SPIRIT "California"
BRENDAN BENSON "What Kind Of World"
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT "Out Of The Game"
CHAIRLIFT "Amanaemonesia"
ICONA POP "I Love It (feat. Charlie XCX)"
BLUR "Under The Westway"
BOB MOULD "The Descent"
GRIMES "Oblivion"
ALEX CLARE "Too Close" (yes, dubstep jumped the shark with this one)
BLOOD DIAMONDS "Phone Sex (feat. Grimes)"
CHARLIE XCX "You're The One"
DIRTY PROJECTORS "Gun Has No Trigger" (omg what do those girl backing vocals evoke from the past .. I still can't put my finger on it!)
JAPANDROIDS "House That Heaven Built"
CARLY RAE JEPSEN "Call Me Maybe" (yep it's too damn cut to resist)
JUNKIE XL "When Is Enough Enough"

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#7 Dec 8, 2012
Wow - you must have a really big head. JK

Thank you! That's what I was after - I'll look up all those songs. I don't listen to radio or watch MTV anymore (since there's hardly any tunes on there) I suppose I stay several years behind what's popular. But I'm constantly searching for something new and interesting - and that list is mostly unfamiliar to me. SO, well, I'll have something to do this weekend.

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#8 Dec 8, 2012
Don't you think this song:



is quite similar to this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

?

I recognized that tune immediately.
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#9 Dec 8, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
Wow - you must have a really big head. JK
Thank you! That's what I was after - I'll look up all those songs. I don't listen to radio or watch MTV anymore (since there's hardly any tunes on there) I suppose I stay several years behind what's popular. But I'm constantly searching for something new and interesting - and that list is mostly unfamiliar to me. SO, well, I'll have something to do this weekend.
re: big head....YES, i do. big brains are sexy.

these songs l listed aren't necessarily in my favorite genres. a lot of them are "hipster bands," which i loathe just for sport. BUT, these particular songs stuck in my head for one reason or another. and like you said, i have a really big head - lotsa avenues for music crannies to get stuck in. ;)
i don't watch TV or MTV at all. i only listen to radio in the car. i guess i've always sought out music. when i was a teenager, i'd go into SF and go record shopping by myself. i'd pick up an album cover and buy it because i liked the art (this is how i self-discovered Cibo Mato, Butthole Surfers and Janes Addiction alike). now with the internet making it easy/lazy, the music world has blown up. my best friend is a 30 year music industry vet, so i've been lucky to coat-tail on him for 15 years. partying with huge rock stars, free concerts, radio interviews...big fun. me and the Bestie have similar tastes in music, but he's a touch more pop-y than i am. don't get me wrong, i enjoy pop (more British alt-pop from the 80's), but i prefer darker music in general. it's Mozart to Motorhead in any given hour.
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#10 Dec 8, 2012
record stores are pretty much gone now and i'm lucky to have my music fiend Bestie around to always throw music at me. luckily we like similar stuff, but sometimes i shun what he throws at me (the super hipster bands i have to laugh at). i've definitely gotten lazy in my music hunt since the Bestie has been in my life (15 years). i'm lucky that so many good acts come through the Bay Area.
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#11 Dec 8, 2012
i'll never forget this one time.....
me and the Bestie were partying in SF one night (i don't drink anymore) and didn't want to drive home to Marin (north of Golden Gate Bridge). we walked across town to the radio station he worked at at the time and crashed out on the floor of Bestie's studio. we were awaken at 8am to the morning show totally messing with us...they were using us for content all morning. "let's go check on the drunks!" classic. i still have those recordings.
another time i was at the station in the early AM and my friend was interviewing Kid Rock. he was STILL hammered from being up partying all night with the dude from Sound Garden. so Kid is sitting there, almost shaking and my friend asks him to recite some liners. Kid totally messed up and ended up saying @sshole on the radio. woops. he was a mess that morning...ahhh the rockstar life - so glamorous!(not really).

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#12 Dec 13, 2012
I haven't had time to research all the songs you mentioned - but I'm working on it.

I'm shocked I let Jack White's solo effort get by me - I have really enjoyed that one.
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#13 Dec 13, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
I haven't had time to research all the songs you mentioned - but I'm working on it.
I'm shocked I let Jack White's solo effort get by me - I have really enjoyed that one.
well..........i guess it take a little longer to get the good stuff out there. all in good time my friend, all in good time. i was in WV once and the dude at the store didn't even know what an avocado was. wah?????
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#14 Dec 13, 2012
for you A_S_M!!!

http://vimeo.com/54763818

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#15 Dec 13, 2012
Steph wrote:
for you A_S_M!!!
http://vimeo.com/54763818
Lovely animation - I liked it.
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#16 Dec 13, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
<quoted text>
Lovely animation - I liked it.
wasn't that neat?!

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#17 Dec 14, 2012
Something fun and familiar:



Stop Motion Animation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#18 Dec 17, 2012
The Shins! Two thumbs up!



My grand-daughter's favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Steph

Sausalito, CA

#19 Dec 17, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
The Shins! Two thumbs up!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jqYMRcnLU0oXX
My grand-daughter's favorite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
so if you're into the Shins, are you hip to Broken Bells?? James Mercer's side project??
Danger Mouse baby!!

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Brenton, WV

#20 Dec 17, 2012
Steph wrote:
<quoted text>
so if you're into the Shins, are you hip to Broken Bells?? James Mercer's side project??
Danger Mouse baby!!
I'm still working on that last long list of stuff to look up - you know I live in the middle of mountain ranges, right? Videos take a ton of time to buffer. Don't tell me just to listen to it - I'm not interested in boring ol' touring bands - I like to watch TV.

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