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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: Today at 10:13:54 AM
I was surprised to hear Psalm 23 ("the Lord is my shepherd") in there. Was Howells the first composer to use that in a requiem? I know it's in Rutter's, and thought that was an anomaly. Now I'm wondering how common it might be, and when it entered that context. (It is an obvious fit, really.)

Looks like they're the only two to use it in a requiem. I have yet to "get" Rutter but Herbert H nails it for me. I agree--his is an achingly beautiful work.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: Today at 07:25:08 AM
The soprano whom I used to help with her parts (she sings in a semi-professional choir) has resumed singing again after a bout of illness. One of the pieces I helped her with today was this incredibly moving Requiem by Herbert Howells:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1hBco-7y6M

http://www.chicagochorale.org/herbert-howells-requiem/
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help by search for a song on: Yesterday at 01:28:01 AM
Coolicious. 3D Did you catch it quickly due to hearing this vintage song in the 50s-60s, it's popular dance song back then? Or did you go by the clues listed in my reply? Either way, TY. Thumbs Up

Btw, goofy lyrics. Chap stands like tool waiting girl, bird flew above his head & blessed him with manure. The girl sees & dumps poor chap. She hates the bird fragrance at guy's head. Strangely, he doesn't go to wash his hair, just stands like tool.

Sounds like a Chinese proverb: "When man stand like tool, bird bless him with manure." Brilliant description there, RR. LOL

It was the combination of "fell right on my head" line and "bird ship" that did it.

I'd never heard of the song--it's very obscure, if you ask me. Anyway, glad to be of help. Smiley
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help by search for a song on: July 19, 2018, 07:50:23 AM
JK, new ID riddle to you. I dunno who sings it, what the title says. Shortly, I used to record songs straight from tape recorder's radio to tapes. Sound is jolly clear when you record it that way, zero muddiness. But, that tape recorder stayed in town. Here, in the city, I got very ancient TR, right channel in the earphones does woodpecker noise, it gets in the way to hear songs distinctly. Without earphones it doesn't play music thru speakers. Only via earphones.

Found tapes, listened to each & this really cool song plays.
Its style is 50s-early 60s uptempo rock & roll.
Lead vocal channels usual rock & roll singer suspects.
By voice I can tell he's def. white.
The title he repeats in the chorus is either "were she boogie?", "bird ship boogie", "a version boogie" or similar. The verse is "I was standing there ... she was coming up across the street..." "[song title] fell right on my head" "she said hey baby..." "she was gone ... feeling mad about being cruel...".

Middle 8 is guitar solo, guitar plays with trembly sound. Playing in keyboard the notes H-C-Es-H(next octave)-same "H-C-Es"-B-again trio "H-C-Es"-As-F-As. H-H-As-F-As-F-As-H-H-As-F-As-Ges-Es-H-H-Es-F-As.
Chorus (Es) H-H-H-As (backing vocs h-h-h-as) [repeated twice] B-B-B-B. H-H-H-As.

Thanks in advance.

Here you go, RR. It's by The Megatones. Regrettably it's called "Bird Sh*t Boogie".  LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-pXuKWpz_Y
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 19, 2018, 04:14:37 AM
And I just realized I took a pic wearing my work out shirt and it has bleach stains.  Oops LOL

No worries, Billy. Grin

Great pics there of you and Jaymie. Smiley
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help by search for a song on: July 19, 2018, 02:47:12 AM
I thought the town was "Rio Town"...

Thanks, FHCS. Jimmy Buffet sings about Rio Town in "First Look" but that's the only relevant musical connection I could make...
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: July 19, 2018, 02:36:19 AM
I recently heard another song on there that was wonderful - The Four Freshmen singing A Nightingale Sang at Berkeley Square.  The ending is absolutely exquisite.

It's not available to me, but I know the choir I used to accompany at rehearsals sang "ANSIBS" at one concert. Not sure if it was this exact version though...
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 18, 2018, 11:29:38 PM
I was released late last night... Iím ok . Turns out it was a complex migraine and that can mimic the effects of a stroke (which wouldíve been my third) . Considering I had a TIA a few weeks ago that was some scary business.

On a brighter note Iíve lost 55 pounds since August and am now only 13 pounds away from my target.

I can imagine that was scary. That's a relief, I can tell you.

Wow, Billy. Keep up the good work!
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help by search for a song on: July 18, 2018, 01:47:12 PM
I think the town is "tequila town". It woud fit with the other mention of that drink. But I could be wrong. There are other songs called "Tequila town" but I didn't find this one.

I followed up that lead too. I also went to Rhymezone to check out words that sound similar to Peadar's "debrille town". I also checked through lists of US cities beginning with B, D and T--all to no avail.

Let's keep hoping.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Guitar Sound on \ on: July 18, 2018, 01:05:54 PM
What a fascinating topic. Thanks folks!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Get well soon, Billy! on: July 18, 2018, 01:03:18 PM
I've heard that Billy Castillo is in hospital.

I'll be thinking of you, man. You be out there soon, okay?
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help by search for a song on: July 17, 2018, 02:54:58 PM
Best guess from me

Wasting my life and my time in the (real)? town and it brings me down
and I'd do anything just to bring one more smile to your face.

The prettiest girl that I ever did see
Makes me stare over there cause I think that she's smiling at me.
Bright light, make her mine but I don't think the words are right
I guess the tequila is talkin' tonight

I've been spending my life in ? town
dont think I'll ever get out of this place
Wasting my life and my time in (...)town and it brings me down
and I 'd do anything just to bring one more smile to your face

Might be the name of a town? debrille town?

Friday night/bright light/fright lined/firelight

Thanks, Big Dinner. You're a hero. We'll get there in the end...
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help by search for a song on: July 16, 2018, 10:42:12 AM
I was wondering--might it be by one of Foskett's bands? I believe he was responsible for the music...   
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help by search for a song on: July 16, 2018, 03:10:56 AM
Well, I found a site yesterday that streams the movie. But I don't know if it is against the board's rules to post the link here.

Is it, Billy, Craig?  Banana
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs Where You Only Like Certain Bits on: July 15, 2018, 06:51:07 AM
I think smb. overdoes it. Clearly, there's nothing offensive about trashing song (here: JK) before or after poster (here: Buckethead) expressing great liking for the said song. If you, I, average Joe trashes song smb. else likes, it's alright. To apologize for it like JK does is just silly & pointless. I don't get this aspect of that poster, tbh. In real life, when I see anybody being too nice & polite like that, apologizing for just about everything - which is crazy, face it - it doesn't seem very sincere.

You and I will never see exactly eye to eye, RR. But as you said elsewhere, we're cool. Smokin
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: July 15, 2018, 05:29:18 AM
At present I'm reading Richard Miles' spell-binding book Carthage Mvst Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization. Hannibal and the Carthaginians have fascinated me ever since we covered this topic at primary school, in the days when they had radio programmes for schools with accompanying booklets.

17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: July 15, 2018, 05:20:47 AM
I've been getting into the music of SOPHIE lately, thanks to the ex-Smiley poster called Alf Wiedersehen. This is sublime!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r92DAYsxp3k

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_(musician)
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help by search for a song on: July 14, 2018, 04:19:18 PM
Since I first saw that "Summer dreams" movie about the Beach Boys, I can't get that song out off my head that plays when "Dennis" pick up "Karen" in the bar. I even heard it once on radio years ago but they didn't say who sang it and what it's called. So maybe one of our members here can help.

Maybe you or someone else can link a clip that includes it. I'd love to have a go at finding it.
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: July 14, 2018, 02:17:43 PM
I went for a walk on my typical route to the nearest lake, only to see one or more races (there were runners, there were bicyclists) blocking my path. I rerouted toward a nearby creek, only to see my reroute blocked by the bicyclists again. I rererouted. It was moderately annoying, in that the lakes and creeks are substantially more pleasant than residential and commercial streets.

Sometimes I think racing cyclists would be better off walking and enjoying a bit more of the view instead of scaring the life out of folks going for a stroll. I have less problems with runners as I have been a runner myself, although not for a number of years now.  Grin     

Today our grandson unexpectedly came to stay the night so I made lasagna for two and a half. Smokin
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Favorite Eddie Cochran song countdown on: July 12, 2018, 10:58:17 AM
Lots of votes have been cast for our "Top 5" listener voted "Cochran Countdown" during early October on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour.  This is to celebrate what would have been Eddie Cochran's 80th birthday.  We'll tabulate the results by the end of this month to prepare the shows.  Votes are super close so if you haven't voted yet, go to this link and let us know your favorite!  http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/p/favorite-eddie-cochran-song.html

Hi there! I don't flaunt my email address on the internet but if I did I would definitely vote for "Twenty Flight Rock"--Eddie's finest hour in my view:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo8_f-raHrE
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs Where You Only Like Certain Bits on: July 12, 2018, 02:24:39 AM
JK - This song is one of my all-time favorite covers!

Oops! No offence meant, B.

Actually, I do like Marti Pellow's voice--and WWW's "Angel Eyes" (lovely record):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgid1me8POs

I last saw his name on a poster for a West End musical...
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs Where You Only Like Certain Bits on: July 11, 2018, 06:02:12 AM
The brief instrumental breaks just before "You know I love you" in Wet Wet Wet's cover of The Troggs' "Love Is All Around" are its one redeeming feature (to these ears).
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: July 11, 2018, 05:58:01 AM
I listened to that album, say, 5 yrs ago. It's boring. Besides, Spiritualized's lead vocalist doesn't sing the way I like.
I'm very kind by nature but, to tell you like it is, many albums you list as favorites, they're very boring to these ears. Frankly, many other posters' favorites bore me as well. But hey, we're cool right. :D

Yes, we're cool, RR. Cheesy
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: July 10, 2018, 12:40:18 PM
Today's song is Forever '92.

I've passed this album by up till now but I just happen to know this track.

I like it. I think Stamos does a great job--as AGD says, at least he shows respect for the material, unlike the rest of the songs on SIP.  Grin

Five.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: July 10, 2018, 12:33:21 PM
 I bought Spiritualized's 1997 album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space on a whim. I'd read about it somewhere, where it had been lumped with Primal Scream's Screamadelica and the Stones' Exile on Main Street, presumably as albums of great musical breadth and scope. So it was just a name when I cycled to a local record store to buy the Beta Band's (underwhelming) swansong album.

Looking around for album #2 (I often buy albums in pairs), my eye fell on LAGWAFIS. I listened to the track linked below and I knew I would love this album. (I still do.)   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEXO15RX36Y

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_and_Gentlemen_We_Are_Floating_in_Space
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