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thar
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 3:35:11 PM

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There have been some threads here with particular hooks, which have roused some great music. But much of what I would like to share does not fit into those threads, because basically what makes music great is what it makes you feel, so I thought I would start another thread for that.
I use music to cheer me up, calm me down, invigorate me or help me chill out. All music does some of that, but some jsut seem to hit the spot every time you hear it. What about you guys?

just clear and pure!
Bach Brandenburg allegro assai

when life is out to get you!
Michael Franti - Everyone deserves music!


Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 4:06:59 PM

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DavidScott
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 5:47:37 PM
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jj, I haven't yet listened to your offerings (which are so often inspiring,) but I feel I must address thar (thor...private joke, AHEM!)
I had not heard that piece (peace, either) of Bach's in quite some time, how beautiful that is! Might I ask, since I know little of Art History, were those works ones of Post-Modernism, or Dada-ism? (and feel free to correct my spelling.) Whatever, they were beautiful.
I appreciate the contrast you give here. If one were not ecclectic, one would be neglectic. (Oops, that should have been used on the thread about malaproprisms!)
Seriously, though, perhaps because of my birth occurring just in time to experience the advent of the Beatles, and the "British Invasion," I tend to be moved greatly by such works as include blues, rock, and those considered either "symphonic" or Classical...these terms to some extent leave me as confused as terms used in grammar - well that's not true, nothing leaves me as confused.
Alright, zipping my lips a bit, I have the most profound appreciation for Mozart and Copeland, (for what could be said truly to be more grand than "Ode to Man," I think I've come close to the title...as I feel similarly for a number of works from The Grateful Dead and The Reverend Doctor Johnson, or the reinterpretation of Crossroads Blues by Eric Clapton.
And yet there is a purity to this passage from Bach which I had altogether forgotten. If you care to respond to my post, Thar, was this entire piece composed for and performed by solely horns, (or is it brass?)
You have just incurred the interest of an idiot, don't feel obliged to respond!
(I'll save this YouTube link to my favorites, though, because I don't care to ever forget its perfect purity again.)
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 6:30:17 PM

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When I need to cheer up I'll listen to these:

Pekka Pohjola - Impun Tango
Zappa (Modern Ensemble) - Dog Breath Variations

(Actually there are some thousands of pieces of music to get me in the mood ;-)
((no weed needed))

This Karelia Suite Ballade by Sibelius brings me to tears every time I listen to it.



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thar
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 7:25:36 PM

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To DavidScott
glad you enjoyed it! The beauty of it just cuts me, in a good way! The paintings are Marc Chagall. I cannot make any claim to choosing them, they were the choice of whoever uploaded the music, but they do allow you to just gently concentrate on the music. I wanted that version by Bohdan Warchal conducting Capella Istropolitana because it is the one I have, and it seems perfect. In looking for one to post I found a few others but they all seemed too muddy or too rushed (I know it should be allegro, but it sounds better to me with a bit of room!) You know the way it is, whatever version of any song you hear first, that is usually the one that sounds right, and others sound like covers!

I think the melody is on trumpet, oboe and recorder. It sounds so pure because this is before valved trumpets, so it is written for what is basically a bugle, although I think this is probably played on a modern valved trumpet.

And, I think this is what Bach would be writing today, for the valved trumpet...I am sure I can hear exactly that same rhythm..but in a more pensive, thoughtful mood...
Herbie hancock

and JJ - what a weird tangoApplause When it first started, it sounded a little sad, the way that music does (at least to me) then it almost went 'oompah band' and I couldn't help but smile!


DavidScott
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 9:01:14 PM
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Ahhhh...just mow listening to JJ's first offering. JJ, do you see any resemblance to Frank Zappa?
DavidScott
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 9:03:27 PM
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"The beauty of it just cuts me." Isn't that so true, thar?
DavidScott
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 9:06:25 PM
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I could go on posting music the day long, or for the rest of my life, but then I'd lack for the input of all of the rest of you. Please, never stop!!!!
DavidScott
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 9:12:12 PM
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I couldn't decide between the various offerings of this genius, so I just chose one at random: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqV97z0tzus
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 7:55:59 AM

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King Crimson: I Talk to the Wind
Epitaph


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almostfreebird
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:04:25 AM

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My favorite



Night Lights







DavidScott
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:19:44 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:

I think Epitath is my favorite, JJ, but Moonchild comes in a close second, and I Talk to the Wind comes very close.......
DavidScott
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:22:19 AM
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Nightlights isn't one I'm that familiar with, freebird, was that from the 50's?
DavidScott
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possibly the best thing ever recorded, wth the exception of my next offering...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eOKyveFpjU
DavidScott
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almostfreebird
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DavidScott wrote:
Nightlights isn't one I'm that familiar with, freebird, was that from the 50's?



It is a 1963 album; with Art Farmer, Jim Hall

http://www.allrovi.com/music/album/night-lights-mw0000188483

Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:50:15 AM

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Keith Jarret, album Arbour Zena:
Solara March
Mirrors
Runes


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almostfreebird
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:55:47 AM

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My favorite

R.I.P. Charles Bronson

Le passager de la pluie




DavidScott
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 11:07:20 AM
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Oh hell! I didn't think I'd get the full album, but YUP! Here goes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUuOv7VwMec
DavidScott
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 11:09:13 AM
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This is too fun! I'll just say Thanks as you've been too generous already, I'm loving this!
DavidScott
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almostfreebird
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 11:32:37 AM

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This song is good.

I feel like a Christian.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon


Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 11:54:19 AM

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Peter Gabriel's Biko always vibrate me. Here live in Geneva with Youssou N'Dour.


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almostfreebird
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:48:49 PM

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Epiphileon
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 1:50:37 PM

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I believe that there are various types of mood music Esthetic, music that can be achingly beautiful and a delight to listen too. Cognitive, for me an example of this would have been Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; Jefferson Airplane and others of that era that could raise a mighty rebellious spirit in the beat and message of their songs. Then there is the exquisite, and mighty magic of what I would call organic music, for it reaches inside the skull and achieves harmonic synchronization with the phasic re-entrant signaling of the nested distributed systems of the neocortex. At a time in life when the blackness would get so deep as to be swallowed up by seemingly impenetrable despair, I could put on my headphones, turn up the volume, close my eyes, and by the end of this piece be on a meteoric rise from hell that no chemical could achieve. But then I'm convinced he also was a full, pure, maniac.
The Fifth

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ellana
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 5:22:58 PM
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Interesting thread... We all have music to suit our many moods and musical taste, some that makes us smile and sigh with contentment while other forms or styles that rattle our brains. Coincidentally, I just watched a documentary on Al Jazeera English on music used for torture. Incredible how music can be twisted so negatively, to the point where people are literally unable to hear themselves think and powerless to flick the switch. We are a wierd species indeed...

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeraworld/2012/05/201253072152430549.html
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 5:53:56 PM

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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony No.7 in C major, op.60 "Leningrad"
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
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thar
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 6:43:26 PM

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rock gets a bad rep, but this one is just great fun.
For if you ever need reminding how supremely ridiculous sex is!
Paradise by the dashboard light

snd there are loads of great protest songs. It is funny they wrote this because it seems to me they were exactly the people it is protesting against, but I love this one at the moment. It somehow manages to be both a downer and majestic!
Eagles -The Last Resort

why are all these so old? I will have to think of something a bit more modern!!
how about this. Not that new, I think, but good for remembering why you are moving on from anything!
Michelle Branch - goodbye to you


DavidScott
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:15:48 PM
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I've only made it as far as The 5th so far, and still need to go back to a couple of things, but this is all so relevant, and I mean the statements as well as the music.
Mention of Jefferson Airplane brings to mind perhaps my two favorites of theirs, Somebody to Love and Volunteers. Grace Slicks uncanny force of voice and profound spirit are unmatched anywhere, in her rendition of Somebody to Love. I would give my left hand, or at least some bit of myself, to have seen her at Woodstock.
Then there is the uttermost expression of existential angst in The Who's, or more precisely, I would argue, Pete Townsend's, "Love, Reign o'er me," and his classic "Love Ain't for Keeping: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IEaobS9O4A.
Many of you made comments that led me to this, but pause for a moment with me, and allow me to address the initial topic, mood music. One of the most brilliant composers in this genre - as if it were our ability to say what is one person's mood music or another's sheer hell - is Brian Eno. Let me give all of you one offering, but I beg you to listen to a least a couple of others of his offerings. Here is "Sky Saw." A somewhat harsh sounding piece, and by no means indicative of the vast body of his work, have a listen, and please check out also, "Cluster and Eno," - the album - and some of the collaborations of David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame) and Brian Eno.
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Chill. Float. It's all good.


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Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012 4:33:59 AM

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My favorite Japanese singer and song writer since 1970's.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLPX0r_f-HE







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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012 5:13:06 PM

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Cesária Évora (27/08/1941 - 17/12/2011):

Sodade
Ingrata
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Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 1:10:05 PM

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Oye como va mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar
Mulata
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