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#2896958 - 12/20/17 08:15 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: d]
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Ya I can see what you mean about the Taylor Swift echoes-and the T-shirt, especially with the singer`s mention of Robert Smith.
I find their arrangements less busy than a lot of Ms. Swift`s songs, which I appreciate.
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#2897045 - 12/20/17 04:17 PM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: skipclone 1]
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Can't really comment much abt the Cure as much as the face makeup but I def heard some TS vox there in the general sound. which is, of course, the general , uh, general sound of, uh, general pop music, uh, generally.
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#2897114 - 12/21/17 05:13 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: d]
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Until recently, I was unfamiliar with this one.

Yeah, 40+, but still kinda nice.....

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#2897234 - 12/21/17 01:36 PM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: whitefang]
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My new favorite, from British band Big Big Train:



And for those who think of the holiday season in a slightly les Christian tradition, they covered that aspect the other year, as well. Wassail!

Sounds quite Tull-ish with that flute, doesn't it?
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#2897317 - 12/22/17 05:32 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: d]
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Originally Posted By: d
Can't really comment much abt the Cure as much as the face makeup but I def heard some TS vox there in the general sound. which is, of course, the general , uh, general sound of, uh, general pop music, uh, generally.


Well you know, there`s the generals and there`s the troops. The troops tend to follow the generals. If you don`t necessarily agree with the generals but you do your best and follow them anyway, what title do you earn?
That`s right-a trooper!
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#2897326 - 12/22/17 06:02 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: skipclone 1]
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Now back to the music- bilingual Japanese star Namie Amuro has a song called `Christmas Wish`, which is reminiscent-maybe a little TOO reminiscent-of Mariah Carey`s `All I Want for Christmas is You`. But frankly I find Namie`s melody even more catchy. It`s too bad that 7-11 has picked it up as a theme song, meaning it`s locked down tighter than a nuclear launch code. I had to really search to find this clip. It`s kind of the `it` song in Japan at the moment, enjoy.
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#2897576 - 12/23/17 08:48 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: skipclone 1]
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Big Big Train: I like the drums track's syncopation & the plopping wham of the snare. Nice melody too.
However Wassail wins that match-up on several grounds: snappier (though not better) drums, cool harmony vox, fun & funky kboards, spiffy groove, neat vid FX...I'll haveta chk them out further.
UH OH, the gtr solo just hit--- like
Thanks !

Namie Amuro may be a bit too poppy for me right now but I guess you got those YT access probs fixed, Skip, so I'm glad to see that !

As we wind down for the holidaze, here's one I just discovered.
Reminds me just a bit of the PFloyd track that follows...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3M7IR6jkpc&list=PLoDAzT5wYBjjUQJR_FeNjg9cu5RizIKwS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRsNVt7PVdE


But to get back to XMasality...


& a cautionary tale for those who can't take good advice...


But to cool things off a bit, here's a really nice jazzy take on things (please engage yer sense o'humour ) facepalm HeadPop grin ...


For those still hanging w/me, here's one to get some sparks goin' by the fireplace tonight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjc2KwhlrtA


But can't leave it there, so here's some fire to keep ya'll warm til next year !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9YmRoUdBQ8
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#2897606 - 12/23/17 11:20 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: d]
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No, actually those problems are not fixed at all. This happens to be a case where there`s not a problem. As I mentioned, it took some detective work to find.
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#2897634 - 12/23/17 01:42 PM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: skipclone 1]
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Here we into the wayback, very wayback, machine for some tricks from Prof Chas Parker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrIHEdKa0x0
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#2898134 - 12/27/17 06:52 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: d]
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After all that flyin' round the world, and celebrating Christmas, it's time to relax, slip into something comfortable, and get funky.
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#2898146 - 12/27/17 07:54 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: Danzilla]
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Dangnacious, DanZ !
Hey, all due respect to how skilled Bill actually is as a singer [1:58 bent note "when the children wake" + 2:17 "pretty puhleeeeease"] but, even more important, who's doing that fantastic guitar work throughout ?!

Izzat Dave Spinozza ? (the only gtr name I recognize in the band credits at [ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4537842/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast ]
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#2898280 - 12/28/17 05:03 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: d]
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Could be likely. But as most those band members credited are from Shaffer's "Most Dangerous Band" Letterman line-up, it could also be Sid McGinnis.

Regardless. Good sound.
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#2898299 - 12/28/17 08:20 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: whitefang]
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No resemblence to McGinnis plus he's not in the film credits.
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#2898386 - 12/28/17 03:32 PM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: d]
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Well, who can tell what ANYBODY looks like in that wonky clip?
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#2898468 - 12/29/17 06:51 AM Re: New (well, mostly) Christmas music [Re: whitefang]
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Need an eye checkup ?
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