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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #425 on: September 11, 2012, 01:41:58 PM »
As some of you may know from a previous post in this thread, I'm into the whole cigarbox guitar and homemade musical instrument thing.

have a look at the first couple of minutes of this video (go to 0:30 if you're impatient), they show box and tin fiddles. The tin fiddles (1:00) are amazing quality - unfortunately we dont get to hear them play (I dont know if any are playing quality any more).

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The South Donegal Fiddle Part 2 of 4
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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #426 on: September 11, 2012, 06:06:19 PM »
@tomos - Thanks for the above. Never heard of a tin fiddle before. Interesting video about fiddle playing in general too.

A few of the CBN people have done cigarbox violins. Some of the results have been surprising. This particular one by Elmar Zeilhofer sounds quite amazing in the hands of an obviously talented and classically trained player by the name of Phoebe:





Although you'd never mistake the sound of a box violin for that of a fine concert instrument, that doesn't take away from just how good it does sound. Something that flies in the face of the myth that decent sounding violin-type instruments are beyond the scope of the average instrument builder to create.

Elmar is also involved in several other interesting projects such as this experimental "harp" guitar. This design combines several old ideas (i.e. 'harp' strings) with some modern innovations such as his own "flat pickup" design and using the obscure 'sliding rail' mount for a magnetic guitar pickup.

The results are wonderful:



 8) :Thmbsup:

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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #427 on: September 11, 2012, 08:11:20 PM »
first...the violin girl is lovely <---edited (i.e. fake)
second...that violin sounds amazing!  holy crap!

this pose is amazing, i'm in love:
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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #428 on: September 11, 2012, 09:15:13 PM »
first...the violin chick is hot and I want her to move in with me.

Gently... ;)

Some of the folks at CBN are like family to me. :)


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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #429 on: September 11, 2012, 09:33:49 PM »
 :( too far?  my apologies.

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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #430 on: September 12, 2012, 03:01:24 AM »
Although you'd never mistake the sound of a box violin for that of a fine concert instrument, that doesn't take away from just how good it does sound. Something that flies in the face of the myth that decent sounding violin-type instruments are beyond the scope of the average instrument builder to create.

it sounds very impressive.
I really would like to hear it with something more "traditional" though - I mean it would suit that better.


Elmar is also involved in several other interesting projects such as this experimental "harp" guitar. This design combines several old ideas (i.e. 'harp' strings) with some modern innovations such as his own "flat pickup" design and using the obscure 'sliding rail' mount for a magnetic guitar pickup.

The results are wonderful:

that has a really lovely sound
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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #431 on: September 14, 2012, 10:26:13 AM »
Pretty cool song, with sweet video, "My Door Bell":


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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #432 on: September 14, 2012, 10:28:16 AM »
I just found this one in my twitter feed:

Clash, by Caravan Palace.

It's like... 1920s music techno.

Official song: (Nothing interesting to watch on the video, but good audio quality)



Clash performed live:



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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #433 on: September 14, 2012, 10:44:37 AM »
Pretty cool song, with sweet video, "My Door Bell":



Dude kind of reminds me of Johnny Depp.

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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #434 on: September 14, 2012, 11:53:51 AM »
Pretty cool song, with sweet video, "My Door Bell":

[youtube]Bf1ZmTxXTEw[/youtube]

Dude kind of reminds me of Johnny Depp.

He (Jack White/White Stripes) has some great songs, and really super old blues and country classic covers e.g. Death Letter (Son House Cover live)

I'm not sure who wrote this one (also unfortunately couldnt find the official video on YT - possibly here - but blocked for me) but I love it - Loretta Lynn & Jack White & co (starts about 15 seconds in)




He did (wrote/produced/played) some bond theme lately too - the one with Alicia Keys, lets see...
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=JwM3othN8Fc


@deo, loved the Clash eh, that Clash ;-)
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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #435 on: September 15, 2012, 08:37:31 PM »
Here's another White Stripes video of them playing live.  I really like it:



Love the sound she gets out of those drums. I'm not a musician so I have no idea what I'm talking about but I know what I like.  I'm reminded of the comments from Kim Deal of the Breeders (one of the greats) complaining about "real" bass players trying to be fancy (skip to about 1 min in):
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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #436 on: September 25, 2012, 03:10:58 AM »
What would it sound like if Metallica played "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands"?

http://www.youtube.c...er_detailpage#t=112s

Jump forward to about 110s or so.



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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #437 on: September 25, 2012, 09:22:24 PM »
Love the sound she gets out of those drums. I'm not a musician so I have no idea what I'm talking about but I know what I like.

She's a nice straight-forward drummer. Low on flash and high on good taste IMO.

The sound you're hearing is from a classic "old style" drum kit that's "close miked." In her case, they're made by Ludwig and have either 3-ply or classic maple shells. That gives them that organic and noticeably warmer more melodic sound than you'll hear from modern drum kits which now have shells made from fiberglass, other synthetics, or composites.

The newer materials make for drums that sound louder and are able project better. But they have a 'harder' sound that you either like or you don't. (I don't.)

The Stripes also have a preference for Sennheiser microphones (the e900 series plus the KM184) which contribute significantly to their sound. Sennheiser isn't the most common brand for miking drums although it is an excellent choice.

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re: Kim Deal

I can agree with her up to a point (being a "real" bassist myself - whatever that means  ;D) but I think it really depends on the group, the sound you're going for, and the song.

My take on it is that the bass serves the music, not the other way around. And I don't particularly care for what my GF refers to as "lead bass" players. In a power trio (like The Who) you may well need an Entwhistle to fill in the sound a bit. But for a regularly staffed group, too much bass just muddies up the waters.

One bass player who really "gets it" is Ronnie Blair of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Pick up a copy of Damn the Torpedoes and listen to the understated elegance of his bass lines in Here Comes My Girl, Don't Do Me Like That, Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid), and Refugee and... Ah screw it! Just listen to the whole thing. Great classic rock songs with flat-out brilliant guitar and bass work. IMHO it just doesn't get much better than that for the genre.

Another truly great bass player is multi-instrumentalist Tony Levin. Tony is that rare bass player who is comfortable in any venue and with any style of music. A complete all 'rounder that runs the gamut from traditional "walking bass"  to bleeding edge experimental - and somehow manages to remain enjoyably listenable no matter what he does.

Check him out onstage with Peter Gabriel playing his iconic bassline to Sledgehammer.

(Note: for the bass connoisseurs out there - he's using a Musicman Sabre Fretless Bass with a sub-octave effect plus a ton of compression on the board. I mention this because the "Sledgehammer growl" is one of the most sought after bass sounds ever recorded.)



Oh yeah! :-*




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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #438 on: September 26, 2012, 02:37:39 AM »

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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #439 on: September 26, 2012, 06:33:42 AM »
Thanks for the great comments 40hz -- really enjoyed reading that.

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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #440 on: September 26, 2012, 06:40:25 AM »
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=y8AWFf7EAc4

Nice!

Cohen's Hallelujah has been done to death by so many singers I now cringe whenevr somebody records another version. But this performance is quite nice even if he took some liberties with the lyrics.

However, best is still the Lenny Cohen version used as the theme in the movie Watchmen. At least IMO. :up:

I particularly like Jeff Buckley for his song Grace.



Has some of that early-70s progressive rock vibe. :-*




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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #441 on: September 26, 2012, 06:43:41 AM »
Thanks for the great comments 40hz -- really enjoyed reading that.

You're welcome! :Thmbsup:

Hope it wasn't "too much information." ;D

(I can talk about bassists and bass playing for hours. Obviously.) :-[

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Couldn't help but mention that this is the definitive performance of Sledgehammer. Peter Gabriel with the lovely and talented Paula Cole. From the Secret World Live tour in 1993.



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« Reply #442 on: September 28, 2012, 06:05:32 PM »
Not actually a video. But a really unusual and interesting take on Cat Steven's song Morning has Broken. This one has been growing on me with repeated listening.



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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #443 on: October 01, 2012, 09:15:03 AM »
Oh, baby~! Do I have a music video for you~! :D  :Thmbsup:



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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #444 on: October 15, 2012, 03:31:24 PM »
An utterly psychotic performance of an utterly psychotic (and her best IMO) song. Here's a young Alanis Morrisette doing You Ought to Know live at the Nulles Part Ailleurs in 1995.



Then there's this oddly hypnotic piece by Beth Orton called She Cries Your Name. Not much of a video, although Beth is certainly cute in a scruffy tom-boyish sort of way in this number - even if I haven't a clue what the video has to do with the song. But the song is very interesting. A haunting melody with some excellent acoustic guitar work (maybe with a tiny hint of Kaki King in places) and some superb jazz flute stylings. Almost Joni Mitchell-like to my ears. If you're like me, it grows on you with repeated listening.



And since I mentioned Kaki King, this is an example of some of the avant-garde things she plays. This is Playing with Pink Noise - the piece that put her on the map - and took an innocent Ovation Adamas guitar (now sold as the Kaki King signature model) places never dreamed of by it's creators.





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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #445 on: October 15, 2012, 04:17:01 PM »
love that Beth Orton track, though I've not seen the video before (it doesn't add anything)

how about Regina Spector


 

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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #446 on: October 16, 2012, 02:51:28 AM »
I just found this one in my twitter feed:

Clash, by Caravan Palace.

It's like... 1920s music techno.



p3lb0x reminded me of these guys today and let me know that the music genre is called Electro-Swing. Normally the old-style big band/swing music gets on my nerves but I actually like this stuff. The song in the video above actually puts me in a really good mood. :-*

And I just checked out another song called Maniac which I also like. It is also from the same Caravan Palace album:



I think maybe I've just become a fan of Caravan Palace. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #447 on: October 16, 2012, 02:02:10 PM »
What would it sound like if Metallica played "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands"?
...

Can't.
Stop.
Laughing.

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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #448 on: October 18, 2012, 01:43:23 AM »
Someone please tell me that this is intentionally awful.



It has to be a parody... Right?

Right?

Anyone? :o


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Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« Reply #449 on: October 18, 2012, 04:19:07 AM »
Someone please tell me that this is intentionally awful.

[...]

It has to be a parody... Right?

Right?

Anyone? :o

but deo, it's lovely :-*
I think you just have to listen a little harder!

did you read the comments, that gave me a laugh.
I think they have to be approved, but us people know how to get around that :-)
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