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by Peter T.
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Richard Thompson (Gloom and Doom From The Tomb)
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Richard Thompson (Gloom and Doom From The Tomb)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XROMXqCtvsE I had the good fortune to see Richard Thompson for the second time recently. It's hard to think of someone else who combines a haunting, world-weary voice, with such dark lyrics, ... and then there's the masterful, almost peerless guitar playing. I'm not a...
by Peter T.
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Podcast of 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Favorite Podcast of 2017

As I've gotten older, I try more than ever to make the best use of my time. I mean, the clock is ticking! I find it interesting that Frank has articulated this understanding so often and at such a relatively young age. As a college freshman, I was introduced to the concept of "opportunity cost" and ...
by Peter T.
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Smoking Hot Song From Paul Kelly
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Smoking Hot Song From Paul Kelly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjkM3uDK6Fs In Australia, Paul Kelly is revered as one of their finest singer/songwriters. In the USA, he has a relatively small but devoted following. I've been fortunate to see him about 10 times during the last 30 years. Last week he drew just a few hundred fans to...
by Peter T.
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Confederate States of America
Replies: 0
Views: 300

The Confederate States of America

This motley crew is getting a lot of press of late. For the benefit of our European friends, when you hear the word "confederate", think "traitors who believed it was their divine right to own human beings". Just saying. And this tune, from the immortal Bottle Rockets, should be required listening. ...
by Peter T.
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: In Praise of Parent's Music
Replies: 0
Views: 183

In Praise of Parent's Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNqs2lcFN1I Back in the 60s, my late, thoroughly great mom used to put on this song. I'd long since forgotten most of it. Didn't know the title though I had traces of the lyrics rattling around my head, and I knew it was Pearl Bailey. Took a while, but I finally re-co...
by Peter T.
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: In Praise of Regional Bands
Replies: 0
Views: 163

In Praise of Regional Bands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXya45nAy7g More than a decade ago, a Canadian guy I met on-line sent me a mix-tape. I lost track of the guy, but I'm forever appreciative that he included a few songs by Edmonton's Junior Gone Wild. I don't know how much of an audience they earned outside of their lo...
by Peter T.
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: The Possible Silver Lining of a Trump Administration
Replies: 0
Views: 368

The Possible Silver Lining of a Trump Administration

Might it usher in some blistering, kick-ass songs that are chock full of pungent socio/political commentary? Our nation's garages are full of aspiring, pimple-faced, axe-wielding loudmouths who need look no further than their television sets for inspiration. They're just waiting to slap on a "This M...
by Peter T.
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Fave Christmas Tune
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Fave Christmas Tune

Frank made a fine selection with The Pogues and I'll offer up mine: Australia's brilliant singer/songwriter, Paul Kelly, doing How To Make Gravy. Imagine how utterly miserable Christmas must be if you're behind bars. That's the set-up for this gem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoJxigEuVC4 Peter T.
by Peter T.
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Many years ago, I gave Frank...
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Many years ago, I gave Frank...

a "best of" CD by these Aussies. Never found out if he liked or even played it. I know some of the Smith Street guys dig em, and you should too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSHdow62aYE

Peter T.
by Peter T.
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Music
Topic: A Cool Song For History Nerds
Replies: 0
Views: 276

A Cool Song For History Nerds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLCQz-vBW00

I know there's at least one rocking history nerd on this message board.
You don't have to dig Tolstoy to appreciate this tune!

Peter T.
by Peter T.
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Music
Topic: A Great Alt/Country Band: The Bottle Rockets
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: A Great Alt/Country Band: The Bottle Rockets

This just in: a Bottle Rockets documentary has just been released on-line. It's a nice blend of music and memories. I hope it can be viewed outside the USA. Enjoy (if you can)!

Peter T.

http://nodepression.com/video/welcome-o ... ive-person
by Peter T.
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: A Great Alt/Country Band: The Bottle Rockets
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: A Great Alt/Country Band: The Bottle Rockets

Glad to jog your memory, but truth be told, Brand New Year is one of my least favorite Bottle Rockets' albums. Still, it contains their magnificent ode to the reluctance most of us feel getting up in the AM. "Gotta Get Up", is a Ramonesesque song that sleep aficionados everywhere can embrace! :) htt...
by Peter T.
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: A Great Alt/Country Band: The Bottle Rockets
Replies: 4
Views: 372

A Great Alt/Country Band: The Bottle Rockets

Frank has mentioned that he's been listening to a lot of country music lately. At his recent New Hampshire show, I asked him if he knew of The Bottle Rockets. He didn't...but he should. A label such as "Alt/Country" has its limitations but in this case it gives a reasonable approximation of how this...
by Peter T.
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What Music Did You First Buy with your Own Money?
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: What Music Did You First Buy with your Own Money?

The Monkees first album, called, coincidentally, and unimaginatively, The Monkees. And it's not half-bad. Mike Nesmith could write and play!

Peter T.