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I've been listening to a lot of Indie rock lately. Probably my most favorite band at the moment is The Postal Service. I've also been listening to The Black Keys and 311. I don't listen to as much rap as I used to. A few weeks ago I was on an 80s kick.  :-D

 

What about you?

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I've been listing to almost anything lately, but I have had my take of southern crunk music.  I swear if I hear that song, "Pop, lock and drop it" by Huey one more time, I'm going to go postal!

 

I heard that song 1000 times in Cannes!  I expect to hear songs like that in America's deep south, but not the south of France!

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*Ahem*

 

"POP, lock, and drop it."  If you are going to offend St. Louis' culture of music, atLEAST get it correct.

 

I stand corrected!  and that sh*t is hardly cultural and I love hip hop!

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I really need a dose of fresh music at this point.  There past few months for me I've been running through old playlists.  Looks like I'm going to have fire up Pandora.com and rip the music onto my computer at work again.

 

So yeah, no favorites, though I do HATE that song by Huey.  "Buy u a drank" is terriblbe too.  And yes I love hip hop as well.

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"Buy you a drank"...I'm not really feeling that song :-/ Maybe because its so played out on the radio.

 

Theres not that much new rap out that I like. Renegade foxxx is pretty dope; My friend is involved in his marketing and promotions and wants me to get involved. Hopefully he blows up. Hes got a lot of collaborations with good artists. If you're looking for something new, check him out.

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It's probably that David.

 

I was at the bar the other day in my hometown, and they had this great sound system out on the patio and played "Buy u a drank" and "I'm a flirt."  I normally don't like those songs, but the sound system and the alcohol made them sound great.  Otherwise, coming out of my cars crappy speakers  on the way to work drives me crazy. 

 

The worse was that song with Gwen Stefani and Akon.  I got that song from my friend way back in October before it was even officially released.

We played it at our parties a few times and no one knew what the hell that song was.  By December we were sick of it.  By February it was on the damn radio playing every hour.  And it's still playing!!!  Make that song go away!! 

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*Ahem*

 

"POP, lock, and drop it."  If you are going to offend St. Louis' culture of music, atLEAST get it correct.

 

I stand corrected!  and that sh*t is hardly cultural and I love hip hop!

 

It's cultural for St. Louis.

 

(read between the lines)

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*Ahem*

 

"POP, lock, and drop it."  If you are going to offend St. Louis' culture of music, atLEAST get it correct.

 

 

I stand corrected!  and that sh*t is hardly cultural and I love hip hop!

 

It's cultural for St. Louis.

 

(read between the lines)

I got it, but I wouldn't call ANYTHING in or out off da' Lou cultural

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Pshh I know Chris isn't talking...Columbus has no culture except for what it gets from MTV and BET.

 

Aren't you from Sedamsville?

 

I rest my case.

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*Ahem*

 

"POP, lock, and drop it."  If you are going to offend St. Louis' culture of music, atLEAST get it correct.

 

 

I stand corrected!  and that sh*t is hardly cultural and I love hip hop!

 

It's cultural for St. Louis.

 

(read between the lines)

I got it, but I wouldn't call ANYTHING in or out off da' Lou cultural

 

That's the point.

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Pshh I know Chris isn't talking...Columbus has no culture except for what it gets from MTV and BET.

 

Aren't you from Sedamsville?

 

I rest my case.

 

 

I wasn't the one originally criticizing cities for their lack of culture. If living in Sedamsville for 9 months constitutes being "from"there, even though I spent most of my life living all over--Price Hill, Pleasant Ridge and various parts of Columbus, then yes :) .

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We should have a "What are you listening to RIGHT NOW" thread.  Unless that already exists somewhere.

 

Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor.  The last song "Outro" is perfect when cruising up Lake Shore Drive in Chicago at night.  Will last you the whole way.

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*Ahem*

 

"POP, lock, and drop it."  If you are going to offend St. Louis' culture of music, atLEAST get it correct.

 

 

I stand corrected!  and that sh*t is hardly cultural and I love hip hop!

 

It's cultural for St. Louis.

 

(read between the lines)

I got it, but I wouldn't call ANYTHING in or out off da' Lou cultural

 

That's the point.

 

Man, you're a hot damn mess!  LOL  You crack me up!  LOL

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Pshh I know Chris isn't talking...Columbus has no culture except for what it gets from MTV and BET.

 

Aren't you from Sedamsville?

 

I rest my case.

 

 

I wasn't the one originally criticizing cities for their lack of culture. If living in Sedamsville for 9 months constitutes being "from"there, even though I spent most of my life living all over--Price Hill, Pleasant Ridge and various parts of Columbus, then yes :) .

 

"Various parts of Columbus" meaning west side...then yeah...Sedamsville.

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You think you know me so well!!! I lived on the east side of Columbus too.

 

There will be no roasting of David in his own thread.

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Right now (and usually when i have the radio on) I am listeing to WPDR 88.1, and they are doing a Deutsche Welle concert of various German and Czech composers,  some Czech is on now.  Earlier they had Hayden, which is a classical composer I want to listen to a bit more.

 

I don't listen to much esle but classical these days, though more variety for live music (local bands and in the summer music festivals of various sorts, which you have all seen on past threads by me)

 

 

 

 

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It's probably that David.

 

I was at the bar the other day in my hometown, and they had this great sound system out on the patio and played "Buy u a drank" and "I'm a flirt."  I normally don't like those songs, but the sound system and the alcohol made them sound great.  Otherwise, coming out of my cars crappy speakers  on the way to work drives me crazy. 

 

The worse was that song with Gwen Stefani and Akon.  I got that song from my friend way back in October before it was even officially released.

We played it at our parties a few times and no one knew what the hell that song was.  By December we were sick of it.  By February it was on the damn radio playing every hour.  And it's still playing!!!  Make that song go away!! 

 

yeah and play that akon "i wanna f... you girl" or whatever its called song instead. right to the point. heh.

 

 

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You think you know me so well!!! I lived on the east side of Columbus too.

 

There will be no roasting of David in his own thread.

 

Oooh...eastside.  KLAZZY!

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Okay, as if anyone who takes music seriously didn't realize this, but today's music IS CRAP.  Red Hot Chili Peppers needed to pack it up 10 years ago, btw.  I mean, nobody out there today has any idea what they're doing, including the recording engineers.  Part if it's digital but most of it's because people are idiots today and don't grow up around good music, the blues, etc.  See the clip in the last post.  Except for eccentrics like me nobody wants to play that stuff.     

 

 

Official, rock music is too loud

 

 

By THOMAS WHITAKER

June 04, 2007

 

COMMENT ON THIS STORY

 

 

MUSIC chiefs were blasted last night for using computer wizardry to make new albums louder than ever.

Bosses are artificially enhancing sound levels as they believe the noisier a record is, the more copies it will sell.

 

 

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LOL what? I listen to a lot of classic rock from the late 60s and early 70s and always wish the quality met the standards of today. Jimi Hendrix especially. I love when old music gets remastered and sounds better. I don't think the loudness has anything to do with it. Maybe they do that with some bands but for the most part, the sound quality seems better than ever before. Even if they are making it louder, it's not like people don't have volume control that they constantly adjust accordingly.

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Do some recording and you will understand the difference.  Specifcially with older analog equipment when the gain was turned up on a specific mic or track it would gradually distort and that distortion could be used as a tool.  As I understand it now with Pro Tools, etc. (I've used a mini disc recorder from 1999 quite a bit but not Pro Tools), the gain can be digitally turned up past the point where analog mixing boards started distorting.  Older digital recording devices clipped when distorted but with newer stuff they're able to turn it up past the point where the clipping used to happen, hence this terribly brash sound.  There's this weird way in which the open hi-hat slosh sound is being digitally "stretched" now which is extremely annoying to my ears.  It's on all those Avrile Lavine-type pop songs and the new horrible Ozzy Osbourne record. 

 

As for a few records with great sound, put on Dark Side of the Moon, Rod Stewart's "Every Picture Tells a Story", any of the classic Frank Zappa Records like Joe's Garage and it sounds worlds different from how things sound now, aside from the guys actually having ideas about music and being able to crush today's bands when it comes to actually playing.   

 

     

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^ when you say put on that old music, do you mean put on a vinyl record or put on the cd?

 

this is a big beef of mine. my understanding and experience is that most digitalized music of old analog recordings sounds like crap. they may have fixed some of the transfering problems as you say, but problem is most of the cd's out there were still done prior to that and they all generally sound like shit compared to the warmth of the old original vinyl.

 

i suppose we have to wait before "they" can get the transfer of older stuff right on cd....and i am very dubious that it can ever be done. that is, stuff like "every picture..." will never sound as good with the music digitalized. unless you hear it on vinyl, you may never hear how world's different it is (not referring to anything originally recorded digitally of course).

 

anyway it's interesting, whats your experiences with that problem?

 

ps -- most recently i am listening to some more wu, liquid swords (yeah the whiteboy friendly one, so sue me), and tosca's j.a.c. (that one is german electronica).

 

 

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David if you haven't seen it here's a pretty fantastic Jimi Hendrix clip.  I watch this and I think about all the guys in recent years wearing dark rimmed glasses and trucker hats looking bored while they strum basic chords...again, it's the fact that all the early rock musicians were first blues players that gave this era so much energy.  Voodoo Child is in E so you can throw all the blues in E turns in there.  You can just let go halfway up the neck in E and hit open strings all day long which is why you're hearing different notes when his hand's not even on the neck.  In other words these guys had an enormous base to build on whereas so many of today's guys both didn't take music lessons AND listened to lousy stuff.   

 

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

 

As for records versus CD's, some CD's do sound really good.  I don't really know why some from that era sound way better than others since groups like the Rolling Stones had access to the best recording equipment in the world but some of their recordings sound weak (Gimme Shelter, most of Exile on Main St.).  I have a Frank Sinatra CD from the 1950's that sounds fantastic.  That Rod Stewart record sounds great too.  I also have a Beach Boys CD where the original mono version is followed by a remixed stereo version and the stereo version sounds way better.

 

When I was a kid we used to have a vaccum tube-powered home stereo that sounded pretty lousy from what I remember but think that's because it was just a cheap stereo.  Just like now where you can get a $20 CD player at Wal-Mart back then you could get cheap record players.  Certainly when you go to an event where they have a DJ playing records now it sounds great.     

 

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David if you haven't seen it here's a pretty fantastic Jimi Hendrix clip.  I watch this and I think about all the guys in recent years wearing dark rimmed glasses and trucker hats looking bored while they strum basic chords...again, it's the fact that all the early rock musicians were first blues players that gave this era so much energy.  Voodoo Child is in E so you can throw all the blues in E turns in there.  You can just let go halfway up the neck in E and hit open strings all day long which is why you're hearing different notes when his hand's not even on the neck.  In other words these guys had an enormous base to build on whereas so many of today's guys both didn't take music lessons AND listened to lousy stuff.   

 

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

 

As for records versus CD's, some CD's do sound really good.  I don't really know why some from that era sound way better than others since groups like the Rolling Stones had access to the best recording equipment in the world but some of their recordings sound weak (Gimme Shelter, most of Exile on Main St.).  I have a Frank Sinatra CD from the 1950's that sounds fantastic.  That Rod Stewart record sounds great too.  I also have a Beach Boys CD where the original mono version is followed by a remixed stereo version and the stereo version sounds way better.

 

When I was a kid we used to have a vaccum tube-powered home stereo that sounded pretty lousy from what I remember but think that's because it was just a cheap stereo.  Just like now where you can get a $20 CD player at Wal-Mart back then you could get cheap record players.  Certainly when you go to an event where they have a DJ playing records now it sounds great.     

 

Totally agree. The stuff today doesn't compare. As far as rock music, I try to find artists that have a similar sound to the original blues musicians but its pretty hard. The Black Keys, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, David Ryan Harris, The White Stripes, John Mayer (although ColDayMan called him a wannabe Buddy Guy LMAO). That's about the best I can find. I don't know much about guitar but the guys I know in bands that play blues music are always regarded as being better guitar players by the guys I know that play punk and indie so Im guessing blues takes a lot more talent.

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