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Are we good? Music sharing Sunday

Modified screenshot from Eleanor Friedberger’s Are We Good video

By David Futrelle

It’s Sunday, so I thought I’d take a break from the terrible and share some good, in the form of some music I’ve been enjoying a lot lately.

First, some videos, then a Spotify playlist featuring these songs and many others. In the case of Nadine Shah, it’s a different song b/c she doesn’t have a video for the song in my playlist. But it’s no loss; the replacement is just as good.

Oh, and the lyrics for one of these songs are based on text messages sent by the artist to her friends. Which results in a a lot of non sequitur surrealism. But which song?

Anyway, consider this an open thread. Share your current music favorites in the comments below!

And here’s the playlist:

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casta
casta
1 year ago
ObSidJag
ObSidJag
1 year ago

I have pretty eclectic taste where music is concerned: everything from Jordi Savall, Jill Tracy, Lisa Gerrard, Loreena McKennitt to Joe Bonamassa, early Genesis, etc.

Lots of soundtracks &, oh, yeah Tuva throat singing, pretty much anything that causes me to go, “Wow, that just raised the hair on my arms!”

Ellesar
Ellesar
1 year ago

OT but cute

Xavier Parkins is crowned Prom Queen

Check him out!

Ellesar
Ellesar
1 year ago

And I bought some cds off amazon today – old rocker stuff, and took a risk with an early Status Quo when they were psychedelic, not 3 chord tedium.

Makroth
Makroth
1 year ago

I really wish the edit option wasn’t gone.

Shadowplay
1 year ago

Nick track – oddly enough had it playing when I loaded this.

Allandrel
Allandrel
1 year ago

Janet Devlin, “Things We Lost In The Fire”

Moggie
Moggie
1 year ago

@Makroth, I was going to link to The Colour out of Space, so I’m glad I checked your links first. I hadn’t heard of Ningen Isu until youtube recommended them to me recently; never knew how much I needed Japanese grandad metal until I heard it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbI79e5iZKs

How about Mongolian rock?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM8dCGIm6yc

Brain bleach:

Cat Mara
Cat Mara
1 year ago

Dear Lord, doesn’t Charlotte Gainsbourg age?! 😧

I haven’t been listening to much new music recently, but here’s a couple of random tracks from the last few days:

Anita Lane: she’s only put out a couple of albums, but that voice…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TylcuxIYW2Y

Some old-school EBM…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMmFdo6G8N0

… and some old-school Goth… such pretty, pretty boys! 🤣

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxqq5vahHKk

… and some more recent (relatively speaking) Goth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGlKLPbX8Wg

Are you sensing a pattern? 😉

Victorious Parasol
1 year ago

Last day of Pride, so I’m listening to this again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rikj0WMGbDU

Thinking of all my friends who marched this month and in other months, those who were able to get married at last, those who didn’t live long enough to see marriage equality become a reality, and those who fight to maintain the right to marry.

Moggie
Moggie
1 year ago

In a few weeks, it will be 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing. This makes me feel very old, since I remember watching it. I expect I’ll be playing this track quite a lot this month:

Gijoel
Gijoel
1 year ago

I’ve been getting back in the Cocteau Twins again. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Tj4bJ0VFw&list=RDL_Tj4bJ0VFw&start_radio=1

illdoittomorrow
illdoittomorrow
1 year ago

PJ Harvey. That is all.

Shadowplay
1 year ago

@Moggie

Listened to it on the radio. Dad taped the actual landing – I’ve got the tape somewhere. Doubt it’ll still play, it’s rather old. 😛

Have this:

Mels
Mels
1 year ago

@Gijoel

I love Sulli’s new song! Not sure how I feel about her using dissociative identities as a metaphor in the MV though. It would be one thing if she experiences that herself, but she’s never said as much, so I really don’t like her using it as a rhetorical device. I’m waiting to see if she clears it up in an interview.

Lovely song though. Have you listened to the b-sides? Absolutely ethereal.

Rom Shuttleworth
Rom Shuttleworth
1 year ago

Bela Bartok– Violin Concerto; Rhapsodies 1 & 2 (Chung/Rattle)
Sir Michael Tippett – Ritual Dances; Praeludium; Prince Charles Suite (Tippett/ENP)
Evgeni Koroliov – JS Bach: Art of Fugue (Tacet)
Edgard Varese – Complete Works Of Edgard Varèse, Volume 1
Charles Mingus – The Black Saint & Sinner Lady
Nina Hagen – Fearless
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Common – Be
Photek – Modus Operandi
Test Dept – Pax Britannica
Cabaret Voltaire – The Conversation
Cyndi Lauper – Night to Remember/Sisters of Avalon/At Last
Richard & Linda Thompson – Shoot Out the Lights
Talking Heads – Remain in Light/Fear of Music

Tovius
Tovius
1 year ago

Busy right no, so I’ll just drop this and come back later.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xYq4mlNiDTg

Tovius
1 year ago

Well, looks like my previous post got in moderation. Must have misspelled my email address or something. Oh well, I’ll come up eventually.

@Gijoel
I’ve been listening to I Like (the idea of) You on repeat for a while now

Tovius
1 year ago

@ Gijoel
And now I’m noticing that a lot of the songs in that list were songs I’ve been listening to, so now I’m thinking it’s just the you tube algorithm feeding me what I want. Never mind, then.

tim gueguen
1 year ago

If you grew up in Canada in the ’70s it was hard to avoid the Irish Rovers. Their show ran for 7 years on CBC. But I’d never heard this late ’80s cut before a few days ago. It almost sounds like a Spirit of the West song.

And speaking of Spirit of the West, here’s their classic “Save This House.” Unfortunately singer John Mann was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s several years ago, and drummer Vince Ditrich has been suffering from kidney failure for several years, leading to the band’s demise.

And here’s the Stranglers on the Dutch show Toppop in 1977, deciding to show their displeasure at having to mime “No More Heroes.”

Rei Malebario
Rei Malebario
1 year ago

I’ve been throughly enjoying the new Specials album Encore (from february) – their first with new material since ’98.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Y4VwDs_KE

Madness’ The Liberty of Norton Folgate from some years back now is also absolutely brilliant. (And has a great duet with Rhoda Dakar from the Bodysnatchers who’s also sung with The Specials.)

brian
brian
1 year ago

my jpop song of the summer, the aptly named “summer” from the idol group cy8er
https://youtu.be/XC3N46u8Eeo

Fossil Fishy
Fossil Fishy
1 year ago

De-lurking to say:

Moggie, I was going to post that very track. That album has been in heavy rotation for me for almost a year. A great song from a great concept album, such a rarity these days.

Tim gueguen, another vintage Canuck here. The Irish Rovers were very much a part of my childhood, and Spirit of the West were a big part of my 20’s. I must have seen them a dozen times or more, including one Christmas show at the Railway in Vancouver where before the second set John announced “If you want to keep any of your illusions about us, you should leave now.” Whereupon the they proceeded to get drunk and play things like Silent Night in the style of Bob Dylan with bagpipe accompaniment. Truly one of the best live bands I’ve seen. Much missed.

TL;DR folks here have excellent taste!

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
1 year ago

This beautiful version of “Danzas Espanolas” helps me forget how awful the world is for five minutes. These two guitarists play as if they’re one person.

Mrs Morley
Mrs Morley
1 year ago

I’ve been listening to a lot of Mamamoo, Shinee, Dua Lipa

Examples :
Starry Night.
Our page.
IDGAF.

https://youtu.be/0FB2EoKTK_Q
https://youtu.be/Psl-x_nw7TI
https://youtu.be/Mgfe5tIwOj0

K.
K.
1 year ago

Just finished Netflix’s documentary on Robert Johnson…fascinating.

Mels
Mels
1 year ago

Oh hey, a fellow Moomoo on WHTM 😀

Tovius
1 year ago

Well, looks like the video I posted never showed up, so let’s try it again. Like @ObSidJag, my music tastes are very eclectic, with a random grab bag of whatever I find on youtube (as well as suggestions from mammothers, like this post)

What I was trying to post:

That video I thought I saw earlier:

I thought I saw Hadestown earlier, but I guess that was another trick of the youtube algorithm. Which is a shame, because that whole album deserves more attention.

I know this song has been posted here before (It’s how I found it) but it deserves repeating:

And given the state the world’s in, I think this video might be somewhat appropriate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9VoRmjxvPs

@ Victorious Parasol

@ tim gueguen
My mom listened to some Irish music when I was growing up, with what I remember most being Celtic Woman. Lately I’ve been searching for that kind of music on my own, which lead me to find bands like the Irish Rovers and the Dubliners. I must have been listening to a lot, as eventually the youtube algorithm spat an entire Irish language music channel at me:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgfCO6Y3KV1qX8YVFj8N4TQ

@ brian
My introduction to Korean music was this song, which I found on a Overwatch video on Twitter, of all places (It was a short clip of D.Va pushing someone off the edge of the map, with this song’s chorus playing over it)

Tovius
1 year ago

Too late to edit my last post, I just wanted to add:
Whenever Incel’s blather on about sex robots, my mind always turns to this song:

epitome of incomprehensibility

Not music, but I learned a new French (Quebecois) swear word today! “Décâlisser” is basically “fuck off”: I saw some antifa (?) stickers today around the Guy-Concordia metro that said “Racists, fuck off” in English and for the French they used “décâlissez.”

I’d heard “câlisse” before – it comes from the word for the communion cup (chalice). A lot of Quebecois swear words have religious origins. But I didn’t know you could VERB it!

Also, yeah, racists can fuck right off.

Rabid Rabbit
Rabid Rabbit
1 year ago

@epitome:

All people should be made to take this lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUGW0jszPzo

(Not sure if the English subtitles will show up automatically, but you can add them at need.)

brian
brian
1 year ago

@tovius
I love 4minute! I’m not super into kpop, so I’m not up on a lot of the groups, but they were my favorite before they went defunct. now my favorite is probably TWICE, though again, I’m much more into Japanese music than Korean, so I don’t hear a lot of Korean groups.

An Impish Pepper
An Impish Pepper
1 year ago

Uh I guess SGDQ was this past week and the last run reminded me of how good the Chrono Trigger soundtrack is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL21BAA7C6EDEB63A3

Also I’m admitting to myself that I have/had some kind of crush on one of the staff I was talking about before, because I’m pretty sure she has a really long-standing relationship and I’m taking it a bit harder than I thought I would. I thought about it and realized there’s maybe one other person I’ve been kind of regularly talking to who’s near my age.

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
1 year ago

A little late to the party:

Sofi Tukker – Batshit


This one makes me giggle.

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
1 year ago

Two songs I found in previous posts here, and reshare now.

Alestorm – Keehauled:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ta-Z_psXODw

Meredith Monk, Churchyard Entertainment:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BqvrSGStKFc

Fast question for David: if someone stumbles across a graphic that they feel might be of use in illustrating a post in the future, would you want to see them? And if so, how would you want them sent to you?

For those around here who have arachnophobia, is that fear triggered by viewing an anthropological drawing of a spider, instead of just pictures of real ones? I have this idea bouncing around my head involving steampunk spider characters, and wanted to know if there was a way to design them without triggering arachnophobia in potential viewers/players. Because I don’t want to scare folks because of that, ya know? (In the far distant future when this thing might actually be done enough to show to the public, that is.)

My thanks in advance for your help.

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
1 year ago

Or I may just repost those questions in the new open thread, which wasn’t there when I started the last post. :/