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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:09 am

cookiemonster wrote:
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Well I'm happy with what I've got between the ears. I scored 160 points on University Challenge, and that's with Jeremy Paxman pronouncing Cuchulainn very French-like as Cooshullayn. Yay!
Take it outside, brainboy! 

Smile Well, I wanted to share the good news. I love University Challenge. I'm up for City of London University since there's an Irishman Neil O'Leary from Galway on the team.
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:27 am

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
Well I'm happy with what I've got between the ears. I scored 160 points on University Challenge, and that's with Jeremy Paxman pronouncing Cuchulainn very French-like as Cooshullayn. Yay!
Take it outside, brainboy! 

Smile Well, I wanted to share the good news. I love University Challenge. I'm up for City of London University since there's an Irishman Neil O'Leary from Galway on the team.

I'm still happy with what I've got between the ears. I hauled in 200 points watching this week's instalment of the competition. York were up against the Royal Veterinary College whom they beat 215-95. There was a streak of Starters for Ten where I cleaned up points-wise. Twas great craic!
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:11 pm

Some more music to share with the aether...

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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:41 pm

Some of you may remember this from Diva. Eric Satie the composer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN_8qFinDBM

Quite beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:10 pm

Eric rules !
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:21 pm

cactus flower wrote:
Eric rules !

Glad you liked it, cactusflower.

From the same wonderful film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kXuEg4hMvg&feature=related

Wilhelmenia Fernandez is such a magnificient singer!


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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:16 pm

I can' get this song out of my head since last night's terrific performance by Mr L in Portlaoise at the Fleadh (bought a live dvd in Tesco this morning called Memento - haven't had a chance to listen to it yet though). Whatever about what's between our ears, this tune is under my skin for the time being.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlVUROgcl6g
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:15 am

I've been listening to a mix of Beethoven and Handel as I talk with you lovely people. They're mighty good songsters!
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:19 am

Anyone ever hear of a guy named Fionn Regan?
He's a singer/songwriter from Bray and is very good.
Highly recommended.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM7wyui6mzs
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:19 am

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
I've been listening to a mix of Beethoven and Handel as I talk with you lovely people. They're mighty good songsters!

Nice Smile

I'm listening to a CD of Sir James Galway.
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:22 am

johnfás wrote:
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I've been listening to a mix of Beethoven and Handel as I talk with you lovely people. They're mighty good songsters!

Nice Smile

Yeah. Listening to the bit about Handel on Myles Dungan this morning really made me think about classical music. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is a cracking bit of beautifully-composed noise!

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I'm listening to a CD of Sir James Galway.


Also nice! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:23 am

[quote="AfricanDave"]Anyone ever hear of a guy named Fionn Regan?
He's a singer/songwriter from Bray and is very good.
Highly recommended.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM7wyui6mzs[/quote]

Wasn't he nominated for whatever big award Anthony and the Johnstons won a couple of years ago?

He reminds me of Josh Ritter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj66XgK3NvE is probably a little better known.


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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:26 am

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Wasn't he nominated for whatever big award Anthony and the Johnstons won a couple of years ago?

Not sure, but here's what wiki says....

wikipedia wrote:

Fionn was nominated for two Meteor Music Awards (Best Male and Best Newcomer) in 2006[citation needed] and The End of History was nominated for Irish album of the year 2006 at the Choice Music Prize [5] and was shortlisted for the 2007 Mercury Music Prize [6].

Now that you mention it i do hear a bit of Josh Ritter in there. I was also thinking Damien Rice.
I've never really been a big fan of Damien Rice but I saw him support Leonard Cohen and was very impressed.
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:28 am

Kate P wrote:
I can' get this song out of my head since last night's terrific performance by Mr L in Portlaoise at the Fleadh (bought a live dvd in Tesco this morning called Memento - haven't had a chance to listen to it yet though). Whatever about what's between our ears, this tune is under my skin for the time being.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlVUROgcl6g
That's a beauty Kate - is that his song? I've heard a fair bit of him now but there's something uneven about his stuff - I think he's still building up to the big break.

AfricanDave wrote:
Anyone ever hear of a guy named Fionn Regan?
He's a singer/songwriter from Bray and is very good.
Highly recommended.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM7wyui6mzs
Now I've heard that before - sounds better than Ron Sexsmith. Would never have guessed he was from Bray .. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:30 am

This Amy McDonald one is on my mind today - guess the groups and artists in the youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGauF7ihJFI
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:32 am

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That's a beauty Kate - is that his song? I've heard a fair bit of him now but there's something uneven about his stuff - I think he's still building up to the big break.

Yep, it's his own song, on the album Broken Songs.

It's actually on as I write. Synchronicity or wha?

His voice is almost perfect, isn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:42 am

Oh yeah Jack L's voice is mighty - he's a baritone or something but he's got good range and amplification or whatever the technical talk for singing is. There is a Panel youtube with him on it singing "Does that make me Crazy? Probably" and it could be a classic version of that song but he goes wrong somewhere near the end.

Thom Yorke is a quirky tenor on the other hand. Have a look at some guy drawing the cover of the rolling stone with yorke on it - four minutes but the drawing could have been done a bit more impressively as it went along. Amazing finished product though.

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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:52 pm

Some more music which is making a rainy saturday quite relaxing and enjoyable...

http://www.myspace.com/vetiverse
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:05 pm

And for those who enjoy Sensible Swedish Pop, I know I do!

http://www.myspace.com/amandinemusic

I like "secrets".
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:45 pm

So today I've been listening to Alanis Morisette, Jagged Little Pill, because somebody mentioned her here during the week. She's great.

Also I spent this morning listening to Yellow magic Orchestra.
YMO's myspace page here
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:49 pm

Spent a few hours today rooting around for "neglected classics" on youtube and found this. It is the defining track on Tommy Bolin's second solo effort "Private Eyes" called "Post Toastee". Tommy was a phenomenal guitarist who could play both jazz and rock with equal ease. He used mainly a Fender Strat with a Telecaster head and in his day was one of the best Strat players around. He was in both Deep Purple and the James Gang but, while he was successful with both, his real talent came through on Private Eyes and its predecessor Teaser. His drug addiction destroyed his talent and his life and he died on December 5th, 1976, aged 25. A truly terrible waste.

On this, he is joined by one of the worlds best drummers of his time, Carmine Appice. If you hook this up to anything loud, prepare for some thunderous percussion around 4.27. Thanks youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqKZEoY1rgU
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:39 am

I'm listening to loads of Handel at the moment. Brilliant stuff caithfidh mé a rá.
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:41 am

Listening to the Dave Brubeck Quartet and enjoying a nice galss of wine.
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:29 am

This is the great Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band. Great mixed race English music 20 year before UB40! Geno is the subject of the Dexy's hit "Geno!"

What a voice! Any other devotees of Northern Soul out there? Anybody else understand the meaning of the Wigan Casino?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQ6U-M6e8A




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQ6U-M6e8A
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PostSubject: Re: Between the ears with cookiemonster   Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:44 am

great stuff there, Slim Buddha! Have never bothered listening to Northern Soul but have a work colleague who's really seriously into it. He goes to various Northern Soul weekends in the UK thruout the year - is Prestatyn one of the main weekenders, I think?

So that was the Geno of Dexy's song, eh? Will have to find out more from my work colleague tomorrow.
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