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What Contemporary Music Do You Recommend?? Break Out Of The Classic Rock Rut!!
vanity | 7 Feb 2013 | Notary Sojac

Posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:12 AM PST by Notary Sojac

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To: ETL
Some people wouldn't know good classic rock if it jumped up and bit them on the butt.

Why don't you just name those "some people" and "good classic rock" instead of posting empty assertions. Oh, and when listing "good classic rock" support it by referencing known, reliable and objective rock critics.

151 posted on 01/07/2014 11:16:07 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ETL

Nope tons of good ideas and talented people. You’ve just lost the will to explore, and you blame everybody but yourself. Basically you’re just counting the days until you die, doing the same thing over and over and over. You’ve got all the classic signs, insisting everything new sucks, being a curmudgeon to anybody that suggest otherwise, fleeing from new knowledge. Might as well crawl in your casket because you’re already dead. I was raised to see the world as a place for constant exploration, there’s always something new and exciting out there. My grandmother started watching college basketball in her late 60s, all her life she’d hated sports, made fun of them, complained when they pre-empted her favorite shows. Then one day she said “people get a lot of fun from sports, maybe I’m missing something”, started watching, found there were plenty she didn’t like but grew to love college basketball.

I picked up some beer I’ve never had today, variety packs are great for that, probably won’t like at least 1 of the 5 new (to me at least) flavors, but I’m sure to like at least 1, and who knows 1 could be so great it replaces Fat Tire as my favorite. The only way to find that new favorite is to try new stuff, life is for exploring, why waste your finite laps on the same thing over and over.


152 posted on 01/07/2014 11:19:20 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I think you know who those “someone people” are.


153 posted on 01/07/2014 11:19:54 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: I cannot think of a name

One of the great joys of trying new stuff all the time is rediscovering old stuff. A couple years ago I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I heard Beggars Banquet, put it on and was blown away all over again.


154 posted on 01/07/2014 11:20:56 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Why don't you just name those "some people" and "good classic rock" instead of posting empty assertions.

"It’s a shame how some decide to age ugly."--YOU, post 140

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3109216/posts?page=140#140

155 posted on 01/07/2014 11:24:41 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: discostu
Nope, tons of good ideas and talented people.

Yeah, but most of them are old now and no longer performing.

156 posted on 01/07/2014 11:26:25 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Speaking of The Who, there are some real early gems that only the most die-hard Who fans would know.

Of course everyone’s heard Tommy, Who’s Next and Quadrophenia a zillion times, but “The Who Sell Out” with the extra tracks is just amazing classic power pop. Who knew a song about deodorant (Odorono) could be so catchy?


157 posted on 01/07/2014 11:27:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

I think you know who those “some people” are.

(fixed typo in my earlier)


158 posted on 01/07/2014 11:28:25 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Revolting cat!
Why don't you just name those "some people" and "good classic rock" instead of posting empty assertions. Oh, and when listing "good classic rock" support it by referencing known, reliable and objective rock critics.

Are you really that out of it that you need me to provide you PROOF that good classic rock exists?

159 posted on 01/07/2014 11:30:20 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: riri

I like Bourdain’s show but I can’t say the intro does much for me. Here are some tracks from their newish album Like Clockwork:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kzKfwwDFRc


160 posted on 01/07/2014 11:30:29 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: ETL

No sorry. While the old guys are certainly still doing good stuff plenty of them are still performing, and new young guys are doing great stuff too. The only limitation is you. When you stick your fingers in your ears it’s not the musicians’ fault you don’t hear anything good.


161 posted on 01/07/2014 11:30:48 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Puppage

I LOVE Third Day and Big Daddy Weave!


162 posted on 01/07/2014 11:33:44 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: discostu
When you stick your fingers in your ears it’s not the musicians’ fault you don’t hear anything good.

Well it certainly isn't my fault most of them suck today.

163 posted on 01/07/2014 11:34:05 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Most of them have ALWAYS sucked, which doesn’t change the fact that good stuff is out there, if only you’d broaden your horizons. You’re in a self inflicted prison and blaming everyone else. It’s sad seeing someone with a pulse be dead already.


164 posted on 01/07/2014 11:35:26 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: ETL

No, provide us with the proof that what you consider “good classic rock” is considered good by sources with some knowledge and authority, and not just a mob of non-discerning non-discriminating teenagers, and not just sales figures, which prove nothing, if not often enough the opposite of good.


165 posted on 01/07/2014 11:38:45 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: discostu

I understand that there is SOME good stuff out there. I just am not interested in looking through the humongous haystack to find those few rare needles.


166 posted on 01/07/2014 11:39:57 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

And that one has already been explained to you, it’s easy to find, you just need to put some effort into life. Face it, you’re just a grouch waiting to die, you’ve decided you’re all done, no it’s time to just keep listening to the same 100 albums over and over again until your blood stops moving. Like I said at the start, a closed mind is a terrible thing.

Now that we’re in total repeat territory, which I’m sure you like, same ol music, same ol discussions, I bid you adieu. I’ll be looking for the new exciting conversation.


167 posted on 01/07/2014 11:44:12 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: left that other site

I used to have titanium finger tips but these days I only play for myself. I still have them though!


168 posted on 01/07/2014 11:48:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Revolting cat!
provide us with the proof that what you consider “good classic rock” is considered good by sources with some knowledge and authority,

I posted a partial list earlier: Stones, Led Zeppelin, Allman Bros, The Band, Grateful Dead, The Who, CCR, Cream, Doobie Bros, Eagles, Doors, Moody Blues, Tull, Lynyrd Skynrd, Journey, Foreigner, on and on and on.

I doubt there are many in the classic rock world who will disagree with these choices.

169 posted on 01/07/2014 11:49:05 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: LibLieSlayer

LOL...Titanium is HARD...Bet y’all kin open beer cans with those! :-)


170 posted on 01/07/2014 11:52:12 AM PST by left that other site
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To: discostu
And that one has already been explained to you, it’s easy to find, you just need to put some effort into life.

YOU are actually suggesting to me that I don't know how to find stuff? Have you ever visited my FR home page, or seen the tons of things I've dug up on the left and posted on this site? I know what's good and what sucks. Simple as that.

171 posted on 01/07/2014 11:53:27 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

No actually YOU told ME you don’t know how to find stuff, or at least are too lazy to try.


172 posted on 01/07/2014 11:56:43 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Notary Sojac; My Favorite Headache

For any Yes, Rush, King Crimson, and old Genesis Prog fans, I give you...Three Trapped Tigers. Amazing, amazing, amazing trio from London....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUSIJwGj5y4

You are welcome.


173 posted on 01/07/2014 11:58:16 AM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: discostu
No actually YOU told ME you don’t know how to find stuff, or at least are too lazy to try.

I said, based on the absolute garbage I've stumbled upon over the past couple of decades, I'm not even interested in bothering to look for the rare few good songs I might like (from the new crap, that is, because I'm always searching for great old ones I don't have). I have a mountain of music from many genres, including country, soul (Motown, Philly, Sam Cooke, etc), other R&B, classic oldies (Dion, Johnny Maestro, Duprees, etc), 60s rock, soul and pop, 70s rock, soul and pop, 80s. Even have some by the old crooners like Dean Martin. Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdinck, Whitney Houston, I think are among the best voices/singers of all time. The list goes on an on.

174 posted on 01/07/2014 12:20:56 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Yes and it’s been pointed out to you many different way you can leverage your current musical taste to be pointed to new artist you probably will like. Not to mention the dozens mentioned here on the thread. And yet you just can’t be bothered. thus you are, by your own admission, simply too lazy to even try.

” I just am not interested in looking through the humongous haystack to find those few rare needles.”

Too lazy to try, by your own words.


175 posted on 01/07/2014 12:23:42 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: discostu

Simply relying on the law of probability.


176 posted on 01/07/2014 12:30:03 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Simply too lazy to explore the world around him and blaming everybody else.


177 posted on 01/07/2014 12:30:54 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: discostu
pointed to new artist you probably will like. Not to mention the dozens mentioned here on the thread.

I've been through this before, you know. I'm no kid. I find that most people's taste today in a lot of stuff simply sucks. I've been hearing their musical suggestions for decades, and rarely, and I mean RARELY, have I cared for any of it. So I've just about shut my ears to it now.

178 posted on 01/07/2014 12:36:35 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Yeah yeah yeah, everything sucks and you can’t be bothered. Really, you’re repeating yourself, and it’s boring. Enjoy you’re monotonous life. I’m enjoying exploring the wonderful world around me, listening right now to music you’d probably like but will never bother to explore. Goodbye.


179 posted on 01/07/2014 12:40:31 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: discostu
Simply too lazy to explore the world around him and blaming everybody else.

Your freaking arse is too lazy to explore the world around him. I have a huge interest in all kinds of things, including the natural sciences (geology, paleontology, astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics, standard physics...), new technology, history (American and World), classic American automobiles, obviously politics...

180 posted on 01/07/2014 12:42:40 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: discostu
Yeah yeah yeah, everything sucks and you can’t be bothered.

Not "everything". Just your and some of the others tastes in music, and other things too I would imagine.

181 posted on 01/07/2014 12:46:19 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Notary Sojac
Some of the old just like the toys they played with in the sandbox. "The best of all time." The best of all time might have been Enrico Caruso, but to the oldsters of his time he "sucked", and the best of all time was Adelina Patti. No point debating them. Let them listen to Perry Como and the Swinging Blue Jeans. "Classic rock" indeed!

Everything sucks, It Was a Really Bad Year.

182 posted on 01/07/2014 12:54:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

If someone is too screwed up to appreciate classic American culture, and classic American music, that’s their business.


183 posted on 01/07/2014 1:06:57 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Notary Sojac; a fool in paradise

Thank you for the thread. It is indeed a rut, and it is good to see older rockers like Robert Plant and David Byrne not wallowing in it. Like the Rollings Stones, who, one critic wrote after last year’s New Jersey performance, can no longer even play “Last Time”, as well as a high school band from Podunk. The Kinks in the meantime are threatening to reform - what are they going to play, their disco period stuff?

To start with, the term “classic rock” is entirely artificial, the creation of some radio marketing gurus, and if one repeats such nonsense (nonsense, because there is no such musical category), one is parroting somebody else, accepting received wisdom, not good. A discerning listener questions marketing, questions popularity lists, questions the taste of his buddies if he has to, and chooses for himself independently from the mob, which listens to the likes of Kenny G, and hangs “paintings” of Thomas Kinkade on the walls. Theodore Sturgeon had it right.


184 posted on 01/07/2014 2:07:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Notary Sojac

185 posted on 01/07/2014 2:11:10 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: discostu; Revolting cat!; warsaw44; Notary Sojac

I must admit, I was a bit on the grouchy side today. Reason is I have toothache that is driving me friggin nuts. Sorry for disrupting your thread.

And now I’m going to take I think my 10th or 11th aspirin of the day. And it’s only 6PM here in NY.


186 posted on 01/07/2014 3:04:10 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Break off a piece of that aspirin and put it right next to the tooth that hurts.


187 posted on 01/07/2014 3:07:19 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: ETL

Well that sucks. I feel for you. Listen to last years David Bowie album you’ll feel better (assuming you like Bowie at all, his 21st century albums are among his best work).


188 posted on 01/07/2014 3:08:20 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: tacticalogic

Does that really make the aspirin work better? Never heard of that before. But at this point I’ll try anything, except listening to any of the music suggested to me here. :)


189 posted on 01/07/2014 3:20:06 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: discostu

I liked Fame, Rebel Rebel, and Space Oddity. That’s about all I can think of of his at the moment. Never a big fan though.


190 posted on 01/07/2014 3:24:24 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

In my experience, if it’s due to a cavity a piece of aspirin placed right next to the cavity can provide temporary relief. YMMV, but if it doesn’t work you’re just out a piece of an aspirin.


191 posted on 01/07/2014 3:28:47 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Revolting cat!

I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on this thread.


192 posted on 01/07/2014 4:02:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: ETL

OK, all’s forgiven. Find and listen to Filligar (their entire album is downloadable free of charge somewhere), and compare to the ‘70s stuff you listed. I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


193 posted on 01/07/2014 4:37:08 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ETL

I’m sorry, sweetie.


194 posted on 01/07/2014 4:38:47 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Notary Sojac
Ryan Bingham has been getting A LOT of play in my car lately. Particularly these two outstanding albums produced by former Black Crowes guitar slinger Marc Ford:

Here's a little taste.

Bread and Water

Country Roads

195 posted on 01/07/2014 5:01:49 PM PST by Drew68
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To: trisham

Why, what did you do?

Just kidding. Thanks.

Feeling much better now that I’m all drugged up.

:)


196 posted on 01/07/2014 5:08:27 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Good night then, dear. :)


197 posted on 01/07/2014 5:10:42 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

You keep sweet talking me like that and I’m going to fall in love with you! LOL.


198 posted on 01/07/2014 5:19:09 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

You’re very nice. Good night. :)


199 posted on 01/07/2014 5:39:20 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Notary Sojac

Kind of a losing battle, except for those who are actually in the business. People associate pop music with adolescence and don’t find any point in following it long after their adolescence is over. Sometimes I hear a catchy song and I like it, but if I didn’t listen to whole albums back when I was the target audience, I’m not really going to do it now.


200 posted on 01/07/2014 5:48:06 PM PST by x
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