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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Elvis Presley on: February 22, 2020, 07:40:09 AM
I just heard that Sony Legacy will release a new vinyl version of "50.000.000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong" - the second volume of the "Gold Records" series - in January 2020. So for every collector and everyone who wants to get into Elvis' music, this should be interesting. It's one helluva album!




I Need Your Love Tonight    
Don't    
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck    
My Wish Came True    
I Got Stung    
One Night    
A Big Hunk O' Love    
I Beg Of You    
(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I    
Doncha' Think It's Time



IIRC the wrong version of "Doncha' think it's time" was used, which differed from the single version.

I love this album. I Got Stung, One Night and A Big Hunk O' Love are perfect. And placed in succession!
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Entertainment Thread / Re: Short Movie on: October 27, 2019, 12:18:19 PM
Hi, I made a new one called Summer for those interested!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyJjCd5HwYA&

Hi Ovi. I watched it a couple of days ago but only got round to commenting on it this morning...

I love the pace of both these films. They take their time to say what they want to say. And that's a great quality in my book.

In this one, the scene that keeps coming back to me takes place in the playground, about seven minutes in. One swing stays still while the other with Summer on it swings into view a few times. A magic touch.

Nice work, sir. I look forward to your next outing. Wink   

Thanks so much, buddy! Glad you dug it.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Saddest songs on: October 23, 2019, 04:40:14 AM
Joni Mitchell - Little Green
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Entertainment Thread / Re: Short Movie on: October 22, 2019, 04:16:59 AM
Hi, I made a new one called Summer for those interested!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyJjCd5HwYA&
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Elvis Presley on: August 02, 2019, 04:28:34 AM
I've become obsessed with Elvis in the last month. I think he was the greatest. Some albums I've been playing:

- Elvis at Sun
- Elvis Presley
- Elvis
- Loving You
- Elvis' Golden Records
- For LP Fans Only
- A Date with Elvis
- Elvis (1968 live album)
- From Elvis in Memphis
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: June 17, 2019, 06:03:43 AM
Listened to Sly & The Family Stone's Fresh. Sly Stone was fascinating.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: June 17, 2019, 06:03:03 AM


I'm back on track now with Forever Changes after half a century of writing it off as the decline that finished Love's career. How foolish can one man be. Smokin

Thank you, that person, for making me see sense at last! I'd noticed others raving about it online but had dug my heels in.

For me, side one of Da Capo was their finest (and final) hour. Until last year. Wink

Yeah, been listening to some Love too lately. Forever Changes still holds up as a masterpiece for me. I used to listen to it obsessively in high school, yet the magic is still there. I've just been getting into Four Sail, underrated album. Da Capo rules as well. Still need to hear their debut!
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: June 12, 2019, 02:43:41 AM
Yeah, that is a tremendous song, isn't it?  Grin That whole album(" The Who By Numbers") is great. I view it as one of their best albums. But it's one of those albums that fans are divided by.

Love that album. Weary and personal, kind of like their Tonight's the Night. I think it's my favorite of theirs besides Quadrophenia and the live stuff.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bob Dylan Thread on: June 07, 2019, 06:36:58 AM
Checked again in 8 yrs Highway 61 Revisited & again disliked it big time. I believe in Mick Jagger's music taste who stated that "Desolation Row" is his favorite BD song. It's nice but samey, must be shorter at least by 90%. Still find BD's voice really ear-attacking. Shoulda purposely change voice, adopt different voice. Singing is akin to, in a way, acting.

I actually love Dylan's voice on High 61 Revisited. Nobody could've sang Ballad of a Thin Man quite like that. Perfect intonation on the "...do you, Mr. Jones?" part.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bob Dylan Thread on: June 07, 2019, 03:12:47 AM
This lullaby came to mind during today's evening walk. I like the sentiment. I remember hearing this album on breakfast radio before heading off to work in early 1974, the year I chose to move to the Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frj2CLGldC4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Young_(Bob_Dylan_song)

I love that album. Pretty underrated I think. Some of the songs foreshadow the confessional direction he would take with Blood on the Tracks (Going, Going, Gone, Dirge, Wedding Song). Yet while Blood has always felt a bit too FM-friendly to me in places, the sound of Waves is just excellent, with The Band's homespun rawness in full display.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Albums You Tried Really Hard to Like on: May 30, 2019, 06:22:49 AM
I frankly, being different language speaker perhaps, don't get the phrase "dark times". People use it frequently everywhere, it puzzles what precisely they mean by it.


A period when things are not going so good.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Albums You Tried Really Hard to Like on: May 30, 2019, 04:27:42 AM
I must've listened to Van Halen's debut about 10-15 times. Still think only 2 songs are really great.

Also, AC/DC's Back in Black and Highway to Hell, Joni Mitchell's Blue, Beck's Sea Change, Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks (except for 3-4 songs that I think really are masterpieces), Yes' Fragile (I acknowledge the talent, just not my thing) and all Smiths albums.

Damn, I love Van Halen now. And Blue, Blood on the Tracks, and Fragile. Sea Change is all right.

I saw Trout Mask Replica mentioned in this topic, and I gotta say I loved that album right from the first listen. I think it's beautiful in its craziness, it always makes me smile. And has helped me through dark times.

13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one on: May 04, 2019, 07:20:28 AM
Blondie also had two disco masterpieces, Heart of Glass and Atomic. The latter in particular feels like pure ecstasy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa911_8TP2s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbDdMqE49SA
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one on: May 04, 2019, 07:17:40 AM

Good call, Ovi. I'm not the world's biggest ABBA fan but I'm the first to admit that quality-wise their stuff is absolutely top-notch.

"Voulez Vous" is cool but for me ABBA is "Dancing Queen" (and "Dancing Queen" is ABBA):  Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrGuyw1V8s

Yes! Incredible song. I'm also a huge fan of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEjLoHdbVeE
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Favorite instrumentals on: May 03, 2019, 06:50:58 AM
Coltrane's My Favorite Things, the greatest piece of music ever put on tape:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWG2dsXV5HI
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one on: May 03, 2019, 06:05:57 AM
No mention of ABBA yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za05HBtGsgU
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Pink Floyd Appreciation Thread on: April 09, 2019, 08:16:02 AM
Love pretty much all albums until Waters left. Couldn't bring myself to listen to The Endless River yet...
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one on: March 28, 2019, 01:34:28 PM
I'm in the minority but I always loved Queen's disco record, Hot Space. These two tracks in particular I think are disco perfection. Can't sit down while I play them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17x989t-a0Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ-hNCUthiU
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: March 24, 2019, 09:15:29 AM
NOLA BB Fan, have you seen the movie Wall-E? I highly recommend it...probably the best Pixar movie I've ever seen.

Coco!
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one on: March 22, 2019, 11:31:10 AM
Chic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: March 05, 2019, 06:54:52 AM
Anyhoo, didn't like the album. Zero favorites. It may be single such album by Paul. Can you say the same about any Beatle/ Paul?

My two least favorite Paul solo albums are Pipes Of Peace (1983) and Kisses On The Bottom (2012). I can't really say that I like either album nor are any of the songs a favorite of mine.


My Valentine was a beautiful song. I like New too, good pop album.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Nico on: February 18, 2019, 02:07:17 AM
The film is available on HBO Go (at least it was about two months ago when I watched it).
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rap on: February 12, 2019, 06:22:09 AM
Love all those you mentioned. Take Me to Your Leader may just have DOOM's best beats. Although I wish he would rap more on it - he's probably my favorite MC when things like flow, delivery and lyrics are considered. For Public Enemy I think I'll always go with It Takes a Nation... which I feel has their strongest songs, even though Fear is kind of a bigger album in scope. If I have one minor complaint about Enemy it would be that Chuck D, while a great lyricist, kind of falls short as a rapper for me. I think his rhymes are kind of rudimentary and rarely keep me interested. Maybe he thought that was necessary for the message to be properly understood, but I'd much rather listen to Rakim out of his contemporaries (even Ice Cube) who runs circles around Chuck. Not to mention the 90s rappers who took MC-ing to a new level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sulaqzO0ICk
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: February 07, 2019, 10:45:47 AM
I've been playing Pete Townshend's Empty Glass a lot lately. Beautiful forgotten record. Kind of Who by Numbers Vol. 2.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Entertainment Thread / Re: Short Movie on: February 07, 2019, 10:36:47 AM
Either is dull.

Mari, that's just plain rude. It says more about you than it does about Ovi's films.      

Yeah, I'll take negative criticism if the person actually takes the time to point out ways in which I could improve. But short, dismissive lines like that is something that I have no use for. Life is too short to actually pay attention to things like that.
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