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101  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: August 02, 2019, 02:41:15 AM
Christer Danielsson is a name that means nothing to me. Yet the fourth movement ("Alla Marcia") of his Concertant Suite for tuba and four horns, which I heard yesterday on the radio, is so familiar. Was it a theme tune from some past radio or TV programme? All I can find out about Danielsson is that he was Swedish and lived from 1942 to 1989. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9mDiM4pk3I
102  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 02, 2019, 01:22:52 AM
103  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 01, 2019, 03:48:11 AM
Last night we watched the gorgeous Sorrentino film Youth for the second time. One of the characters is a young masseuse (seen here dancing) played by the Bosnian actress Luna Zimić Mijović. I found this interview (in Bosnian) and just gawped at it for 6 minutes and 49 seconds. To quote one of the YT comments, "gosh she's beautiful"... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhPUSMYalI8



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youth_(2015_film)
104  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Old Record Parade on: August 01, 2019, 03:32:29 AM
They have songs about everything, don't they. I was looking rather apprehensively for a song about reassurance and lo and behold there are several, including this cool example by Cartoone, a late '60s Scottish group with a fascinating if rather sad story (see link). "Let Me Reassure You" from their 1969 self-titled debut album must be one of the tracks to feature Jimmy Page on lead guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2R-Qg205JM



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartoone
105  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Soundtrack to Summer on: July 31, 2019, 12:03:50 PM

I heard this gorgeous slab of sultriness on a restaurant terrace during a scaldingly hot day last week while on a brief holiday. The waitress (or was she the proprietress?) very kindly checked the title (it was part of a Spotify playlist)--it was a thing called "April" by a band or someone called Beaumont. It's here:

https://open.spotify.com/track/0mhT0BhwcGeA6sPLNPZLoQ

Enjoy! Regrettably I don't belong to Spotify (or the couple other places it's to be found) so I won't be joining you. Sad

Ha! JK is not one to give up easily. It's here on SoundCloud, under the name of Beaumont keyboard player Mathieu Kyriakidis, who wrote the music. His sister Gael (here with feathered friend) wrote and joyously sings the lyrics.

What a magical holiday moment that was! Roll Eyes

https://soundcloud.com/mathieu-kyriakidis/april


106  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: July 31, 2019, 06:33:02 AM
This is so good!  Roll Eyes

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_Eve
107  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Sandbox thread for insignificant chit-chat on: July 31, 2019, 06:29:06 AM
So sad to read about the temperatures in Europe - over 40C in Paris. Unbelievable!  Embarrassed

It's been unbearably hot here in NL too. Luckily it's cooled off somewhat now. Crazy stuff. Huh
108  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Soundtrack to Summer on: July 31, 2019, 04:49:39 AM
I heard this gorgeous slab of sultriness on a restaurant terrace during a scaldingly hot day last week while on a brief holiday. The waitress (or was she the proprietress?) very kindly checked the title (it was part of a Spotify playlist)--it was a thing called "April" by a band or someone called Beaumont. It's here:

https://open.spotify.com/track/0mhT0BhwcGeA6sPLNPZLoQ

Enjoy! Regrettably I don't belong to Spotify (or the couple other places it's to be found) so I won't be joining you. Sad

With a little research I've discovered that Beaumont was a Swiss band active from 2001 to 2005 consisting of Gael Kyriakidis (aka Pony del Sol, vocals), Mathieu Kyriakidis (keys), Simon Cochard (guitar), Meinrad Thalman (bass) and Fabrice Seydoux (drums). [Source]
109  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: What Is Your Favorite Soundtrack? on: July 31, 2019, 02:47:24 AM
Giu La Testa (Duck, Your Sucker)  - Ennio Morricone

Steve, you've mentioned this OST twice now, so I'm off to investigate it.  Wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8DzB090GG4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck,_You_Sucker!
110  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: What Is Your Favorite Soundtrack? on: July 30, 2019, 03:28:12 PM
I dedicate this to my young friend--I know it's a favourite tune of hers. (But please see the relevant pages in the bottom link in my signature.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObbHRxvpLJ4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo_(film_score)
111  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Entertainment Thread / R.I.P. Rutger Hauer (23 January 1944--19 July 2019) on: July 30, 2019, 03:05:09 PM
This is the music I most associate with Rutger, the sultry love theme from his first big Dutch success Turkish Delight, composed by Rogier van Otterloo and featuring the harmonica of Toots Thielemans. May these three giants rest in peace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVZB3Dinp2M


https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/25/rutger-hauer-obituary
112  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: July 23, 2019, 01:54:26 PM
Stevie Wonder: Superwoman ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-ohttPIqco

When Stevie's Music of My Mind album was released in 1972 I was eighteen years old. I remember getting home after work and walking into the kitchen just in time to hear Dave Lee Travis (DJ) say here's a track from Stevie Wonder's new LP. I was quietly transfixed as this gorgeous song unfolded.

Missed this first time round. I forget who the DJ was (it might have been DLT) but the track they played was "Girl Blue". I'd never heard anything like it before--the synths, the treated vocals, the rattling percussion...  Gorgeous indeed.  Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2FKiKnhNVI
113  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: July 23, 2019, 10:48:14 AM
This is my obsessive song right now and has been for a while, partly thanks to Lost in Translation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjvVNyBTSP8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_than_This_(Roxy_Music_song)
114  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Terry Melcher on: July 23, 2019, 10:42:16 AM
I love Bruce's story from 1997:

"Terry Melcher played tambourine on 'Here Today'. I was playing him the instrumental track from the new box set and he was very rude about the shoddy playing of the tambourine on the track. He asked me 'Who is that?' I said 'It was you!'"

[From Back to the Beach, p. 288]
115  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Queen on: July 22, 2019, 07:10:04 AM
I've been thinking about this recently--and I'm no fan of cars at all! What a band, what a song! Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMmtZro1IgQ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_in_Love_with_My_Car
116  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: What Is Your Favorite Soundtrack? on: July 22, 2019, 03:41:41 AM
Not sure if it's my favourite OST but it's pretty cool. (Confession: I still have to watch Games of Thrones.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCemS3f-LDU&list=OLAK5uy_mKtsXFWj9gpwx7L6zWpKzKI9dNG1DO3Q0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramin_Djawadi
117  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Old Record Parade on: July 21, 2019, 03:01:51 PM
This is even older. From 1966, Lorraine Ellison's "Stay With Me" was one of the first songs I linked on this forum. It's probably my favourite soul ballad--what a voice!  Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEkKIshzjA8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorraine_Ellison
118  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: July 21, 2019, 05:38:56 AM
Actually I have CQ lined up for late night/early morning listening--it gets rave reviews, not what I'd expected at all. So I'm intrigued. Grin

Curious album ^^, a bit on the uneven side. I most liked the one I linked (obviously), the noise-heavy "Doctor" and the driving "Happyville" (for harmonica fans only).

Now, I remember Chimera's unsettling cover being a subject of discussion across the road. I listened to this album all the way through yesterday and I'd say it's top-notch in all departments, not least in terms of sound quality. Lisa Bankoff and Francesca Garnett's two-part voicings are particularly strong.

The Youtube blurb is confusing. According to the sleeve notes, both Lisa and Francesca sing on all tracks except "Sad Song For Winter", which features just Lisa.

This is the opening track, "Come Into The Garden", followed by the goofy "Interlude #1":  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g4teAExNoM



http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/2006/09/chimera-uk-acid-folkbaroque.html
119  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Quotes Topic on: July 21, 2019, 04:47:01 AM
"When Holst completed The Planets in 1917, little was known about the worlds he represented musically, and he didn't care. His inspiration was astrological and his focus terrestrial; War, Peace, Jollity, Old Age, Messenger, Magic and Mystic.
 
"Today we have visited all the planets, and at first sight this new knowledge might appear to jar with Holst's work, but this would be a superficial conclusion. Set against what we now know, the work catalyses new ideas that enrich and inform debates in progress today, as art with depth must do.
 
"Mars was once Earth-like. Life may have begun on the red planet and may exist today. The discovery of a second genesis in our Solar System would have profound cultural consequences: it would mean that we are not alone in the Universe.
 
"Venus was also once Earth-like, but a runaway greenhouse effect has turned a potential paradise into a vision of hell. Listen to Holst's Venus with this in mind, and the piece becomes a requiem for a failed planet, a reminder that planets--just as human beings--were once born and will one day die. It is this fragility that makes them precious."     

(Professor Brian Cox, in this year's BBC Proms book)
120  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Old Record Parade on: July 21, 2019, 04:23:45 AM
How about posting an old record for the parade? Roll Eyes

Have it your own way. Grin

This is a lovely track by Salt Water Taffy from their 1968 album Finders Keepers (yes, that list again): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pcHkZKnRsU

http://badcatrecords.com/BadCat/SALTwaterTAFFY.htm
121  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al's show in Florida cancelled! on: July 20, 2019, 11:53:39 AM
Looking at Al's website the first date for the tour (after today's in Vegas) is given as Tuesday 23rd.

Annapolis is still on but there's no word about cancelled dates. Sad
122  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Old Record Parade on: July 20, 2019, 10:45:17 AM
^ CCW & SM?

I'll let you draw your own conclusions, RR. Wink

How about posting an old record for the parade? Roll Eyes
123  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Old Record Parade on: July 20, 2019, 06:02:50 AM
"You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" is one of my favourite Lovin' Spoonful songs. I dedicate it to the two fantastic friends I met online:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIM579H-f7Y
124  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: July 20, 2019, 03:51:13 AM
I just can't make up my mind about "Visions Of Your Reality", the second track on Ultimate Spinach's 1968 album Behold & See, the (in my view) superior follow-up to their self-titled debut.

Staying with this album... The next track after "VOYR" on the original LP was "Jazz Thing", here in the original full-length version I and the rest of the village used to enjoy back in the day. Astonishingly, it has had more than two minutes chopped out of it for the CD reissue! Shocked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1TIcEY84oU
125  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs that remind you of specific Beach Boys songs on: July 20, 2019, 02:00:39 AM
And in Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days", I persistently heard "We were cool on Christ" until the world wide web put me right (apparently it's "craze"). H'mm.
I thought it said "we were HOOKED on Christ"

 LOL  I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the Big J was in there. I've also seen "cries" in online lyrics for "DHD", which makes no sense at all! Grin
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