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The Music of Greencine
Topic by: sinisterguffaw
Posted: July 23, 2005 - 12:40 PM PDT
Last Reply: September 29, 2008 - 9:26 AM PDT

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author topic: The Music of Greencine
sinisterguffaw
post #1  on July 23, 2005 - 12:40 PM PDT  
So what have you been listening to lately?

I'm just wondering. I've always been curious as to what musical tastes greenciners have. The community here seems to have a somewhat similar taste in movies of a more independent variety, so i'm wondering if that's true with music too, but I'm thinking that the musical tastes will be more diverse, if not simply for the fact that there is just soooo much music out there.

I'm on a bit of a music kick right now because I just found a record shop I hadn't heard of before, so I went on a bit of a spree last night. So now I need to buy a record player.

Right now I'm listening to Torche.
Lately I've been listening to Tom Waits - Rain Dogs, Low - The Great Destroyer, and the Deadwood Soundtrack.

Also, might I just add that I got the new Paul Anka CD. It's a bunch of rock cover songs done in his typical swing style. It's great!
DLeonard
post #2  on July 23, 2005 - 12:52 PM PDT  
The White Stripes "Get Behind Me Satan".

I've been on the fence about catching their show next month. Has anyone seen the band on this new tour?
Eoliano
post #3  on July 23, 2005 - 1:13 PM PDT  
Good topic, SinnyG!

I've been listening to a lot of schmaltz, Italian Style (wink wink), i.e. Domenico Modugno, ecc., also some French Morricone soundtracks from the 70s, Beach Boys, Surf's Up & Sunflower, Les Introuvables Du Chant Wagnérien (Ja wohl!) and last but not least, some Bismillah Khan.
dpowers
post #4  on July 23, 2005 - 2:02 PM PDT  
i'm still on the music collecting binge that started last year that includes just about every kind of music from anywhere. in september '04 i decided that the cultural info carried in music is much much richer than that carried in movies and began gathering listening material for research and fun.

music from the americas is the biggest part of it. it's the easiest to get and also the most glaring oversight because of the literally dozens of famous music styles and fusions created around here about which i knew next to nothing before this year. this includes the "near" of jazz, rock, hip hop, soul, reggae, and various local roots musics, and the "far" of salsa(!), merengue, cumbia, samba, calypso/soca, etc. it's a really long list. i knew our hemisphere was energetic from its movies but didn't carry that perspective into daily life, where music is more present and integral.

(!) because the divide between english- and spanish-speaking americans is shockingly wide and deep, but i never really looked into it...
woozy
post #5  on July 23, 2005 - 2:05 PM PDT  
The music I like is the stuff I overhear in the background coming from apartment windows of cool people I don't know but I know they're cool because of their wall decorations.

The only music I don't like is the music I find in my cd-holders. I've tried buying music that isn't in my cd-holders but somehow whenever I get home and put them away I discover that they *are* in my cd-holders after all and I don't like it anymore.
sinisterguffaw
post #6  on July 23, 2005 - 4:15 PM PDT  
> On July 23, 2005 - 2:05 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The music I like is the stuff I overhear in the background coming from apartment windows of cool people I don't know but I know they're cool because of their wall decorations.


The first adult party I went to ("adult" meaning it was a bunch of intelligent and/or pretentious college film majors, as opposed to a high school beer blast, to which i was never invited/didn't care to attend) had Mazzy Star playing in the background. It was at that moment I fell in love with background music. In fact, it should be a genre.


Woozy also wrote:
> I've tried buying music that isn't in my cd-holders but somehow whenever I get home and put them away I discover that they *are* in my cd-holders after all and I don't like it anymore.


I suffer from that same malady!

Even after buying 14 CD's yesterday, I can't find a single thing I feel like listening to and I'm stil jealous of my friends collections!
sinisterguffaw
post #7  on July 23, 2005 - 4:20 PM PDT  
> On July 23, 2005 - 4:15 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Even after buying 14 CD's yesterday... yada yada yada
> ---------------------------------

Just wanted to clarify. There was a used CD sale going on. Two bucks per CD. Plus there was a trade-in involved. I traded 11 Troma DVD's I'll never watch again and 2 Video games I'll never play again. All in all I only spent like 30 bucks.
woozy
post #8  on July 23, 2005 - 11:01 PM PDT  
> On July 23, 2005 - 4:20 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 23, 2005 - 4:15 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Even after buying 14 CD's yesterday... yada yada yada
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Just wanted to clarify. There was a used CD sale going on. Two bucks per CD. Plus there was a trade-in involved. I traded 11 Troma DVD's I'll never watch again and 2 Video games I'll never play again. All in all I only spent like 30 bucks.
> ---------------------------------

*sigh* poor guy. Whereas IronS always struck my as my long last soul-sister in nerdy tenacity to arcane knowledge and ideas, and Battie as my long last soul-sister in outrageous beliefs and ideas and eccentricities, I think you might be my long-lost soul-brother in cheerful outlook to sadsack futility of pathetic life. Buying 14 CDs for $2 each and then finding that I don't really like them is *such* a thing I would do!



shiori308
post #9  on July 24, 2005 - 1:58 AM PDT  
> On July 23, 2005 - 2:05 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The music I like is the stuff I overhear in the background coming from apartment windows of cool people I don't know but I know they're cool because of their wall decorations.
------

Oh woozy, you need some lovin'. Or perhaps, higher self esteem!

shiori308
post #10  on July 24, 2005 - 2:05 AM PDT  
Okay here is my playlist right now... please don't judge me:

Mindless Self Indulgence-Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy

Nine Inch Nails-With Teeth

Samurai Champloo Soundtrack

Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

Ray Charles- Genius Loves Company

Dresden Dolls

Moulin Rouge Soundtrack

and a burned CD that has tunes from American Beauty, Donnie Darko, Magnolia, Lord of the Rings, Schindler's List


My musical selection is as random as the rest of my life.
woozy
post #11  on July 24, 2005 - 8:39 AM PDT  

>
> Oh woozy, you need some lovin'. Or perhaps, higher self esteem!
>
I'll take the former. Well.... I'll also take some of the latter.

Take most of what I say with a grain of salt.
Eoliano
post #12  on July 24, 2005 - 10:38 AM PDT  
The "near" of jazz, the "far" of salsa, merengue, cumbia, samba, and calypso/soca begs recommendations.
IronS
post #13  on July 24, 2005 - 10:41 AM PDT  
Mostly I have listening to books on tape (dueling Patrick O'Brian and Terry Pratchett). However, I also have been listening to Keola Beamer's "Tales from the Dream Guitar" (can't go wrong with Keola Beamer), music from Jeeves & Wooster (nothing else gets me humming during work) and some random anime music.
woozy
post #14  on July 24, 2005 - 11:50 AM PDT  
> On July 24, 2005 - 10:41 AM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Mostly I have listening to books on tape (dueling Patrick O'Brian and Terry Pratchett). However, I also have been listening to Keola Beamer's "Tales from the Dream Guitar" (can't go wrong with Keola Beamer), music from Jeeves & Wooster (nothing else gets me humming during work) and some random anime music.
> ---------------------------------

This is kind of silly but the street musician who plays guitar at the the steps of the Legion of Honor is pretty talented, so I bought his CD of classical guitar and classical jazz guitar. He's pretty good.

dpowers
post #15  on July 24, 2005 - 12:44 PM PDT  
i haven't figured out how to recommend things. this is "i have these and think they're good."

jazz
Louis Armstrong, Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
Bix Beiderbecke, At The Jazz Band Ball
The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out
Benny Carter, Further Definitions
Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come
John Coltrane, Giant Steps
John Coltrane, My Favorite Things
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
Chick Corea, Return To Forever
Bob Crosby & His Orchestra, South Rampart Street Parade
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
Eric Dolphy, Out To Lunch
Bill Evans Trio, Waltz for Debby
Dizzy Gillespie, The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Herbie Hancock, Head Hunters
Harry James, Yes, indeed!
Keith Jarrett, The Köln Concert
Roland Kirk, Rip, Rig and Panic/Now please don't you cry, beautiful Edith
Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, Alone Together
Charles Mingus, Blues & Roots
The Modern Jazz Quartet, Django
Bud Powell, The Amazing Bud Powell, vol 1
Joshua Redman, Wish
The Quintessential Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli
Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil
Art Tatum, Art Tatum's Finest Hour
Sarah Vaughan, Swingin' Easy
Fats Waller, Ain't Misbehavin': 25 Greatest Hits
Weather Report, Heavy Weather
Cassandra Wilson, Blue Light 'Til Dawn

salsa
Albita, No Se Parece A Nada
Joe Arroyo, la noche - the best of joe arroyo
Willy Chirino, Oxigeno
Willie Colón, Ruben Blades, Siembra
Celia Cruz, On Fire: The Essential Celia Cruz
DLG (dark latin groove), Swing On
Estrellas de Areito, Los Héroes
La India, Eddie Palmieri, Llegó La India... Via Eddie Palmieri
Víctor Manuelle, Solo Contigo
Rough Guide to Salsa Dance
Cuco Valoy, Salsa Con Coco

merengue
Juan Luis Guerra y 4.40, Bachata Rosa
Juan Luis Guerra y 4.40, Areito
Los Sabrosos Del Merengue, Haciendo Historia
Francisco Ulloa, ¡Merengue!
Francisco Ulloa, ¡Ultramerengue!
Wilfrido Vargas, Serie 2000: Wilfrido Vargas

cumbia
actually i've mostly been listening to this on the radio, at least as far as mexican stuff is concerned. for the rootsy colombian cumbia pacantó by totó la momposina is really good. most of the mexican recordings i have are border music.

brazil
Maria Bethânia, Álibi
Beleza Tropical (Brazil Classics 1)
Brazil: Forró - Music for Maids and Taxi Drivers
forró etc - music of the brazilian northeast (Brazil Classics 3)
Gilberto Gil, Quanta gente veio ver [live]
Os Ingênuos, Choros from Brazil
Antônio Carlos Jobim, Urubu
Daniela Mercury, Sol da Liberdade
Marisa Monte, Mais
Marisa Monte, Rose and Charcoal
Milton Nascimento, Lô Borges, Clube da esquina
Elis Regina, Fascinação
Virgínia Rodrigues, Nós
O Samba (Brazil Classics 2)
Simone, Simone: The EMI Years

calypso/soca
Calypso Breakaway 1927-41
Calypso Rose, Soca Diva
Hot & Spicy Chutney
Mighty Sparrow & Lord Kitchener, 16 Carnival Hits
David Rudder, Zero
Tambu (Chris Herbert) & Charlies Roots, Culture
Wind Your Waist
woozy
post #16  on July 24, 2005 - 7:29 PM PDT  
> Oh woozy, you need some lovin'.

'tis true but I'll forgo my dose for now to take care of sinnyg who really needs some. I'm used to not having any so I can hold out longer. But when you are done fixing sinnyg up I'll get in line again.
shiori308
post #17  on July 24, 2005 - 10:08 PM PDT  
> On July 24, 2005 - 7:29 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Oh woozy, you need some lovin'.
>
> 'tis true but I'll forgo my dose for now to take care of sinnyg who really needs some. I'm used to not having any so I can hold out longer. But when you are done fixing sinnyg up I'll get in line again.
> ---------------------------------

I will put you in my queue.

dwhudson
post #18  on July 25, 2005 - 7:05 AM PDT  
Eoliano - and dpowers and everyone! - I don't know how much longer it'll be playing, but this month's playlist at Radio David Byrne is all-Italian and pretty wonderful. It gets a touch schmaltzy at points, but that's not necessarily a drawback.

Also, FWIW and (almost) entirely unrelated, Brian Eno's Another Day on Earth is also pretty wonderful.
Eoliano
post #19  on July 25, 2005 - 7:48 AM PDT  
> Eoliano - and dpowers and everyone! - I don't know how much longer it'll be playing, but this month's playlist at Radio David Byrne is all-Italian and pretty wonderful. It gets a touch schmaltzy at points, but that's not necessarily a drawback.

> Also, FWIW and (almost) entirely unrelated, Brian Eno's Another Day on Earth is also pretty wonderful.

Ciao dwh!

Oh, that's entirely related, n'est-ce pas? And thanks for the links, especially for Byrne's selective Neapolitan playlist.

Amore che vieni, amore che vai...

Indeed!
rmarkd
post #20  on July 25, 2005 - 10:26 AM PDT  
> On July 23, 2005 - 12:40 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So what have you been listening to lately?
uhhh.... NPR? Does that count?

Music-wise, I've kinda gone for the mellow/ambient/trip-hop stuff.

This is my current music rotation:
Air - Talkie Walkie, Moon Safari
Kruder & Dorfmeister - K&D sessions
Thievery Corporation - various
Massive Attack - Mezzanine, 100th Window
Portishead - Dummy
Azure Ray - various
Radiohead - OK Computerm, Kid A

By the way, if anyone listens to similar music and can suggest other groups, please let me know! (Already tried tricky, Zero7, Sneaker Pimps, Hooverphonic, Tosca, Morcheeba.)

-Mark



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