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Bought time I say. Music being one of the three great pleasures in life.

So I'll kick off, My likes are extensive. Started liking punk (pistols, skids, iggy pop, public image ltd, joy division) graduated to manchester beat (stone roses, insiral carpets, blur, smiths, the the, ride) and then everything jazz classical, opera, techno. Australian music (chris wilson, paul kelly, deb conway (including do re mi), go-betweens, necks, nick cave, dirty three, john butler,saints, ed kuepper) eclectic (squarepusher, orbital, art of noise, ) heavy side ( alice in chains, metallica,

Anyway point is most things besides gangsta rap and recent r & b. but do lie grand master flash, spearhead, massive attack, disposable heroes of hypocrisy and the like.

Play: bagpipes

First concert: Kevin Borich express and Mi-sex Glen hotel eight mile plains

First album: the cure seventeen seconds.

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At the advanced age of 37 (blush.gif ) I have discovered Lily Allen, especially her first album: http://en.wikipedia..../Alright,_Still, to which I'm addicted

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The young girl is a genius, good to see there are real artists who can be both popular and rich content wise these days.

Besides - anything, The Stranglers, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson, Velvet Underground, Frank Sinatra, The Smiths, Nina Hagen, but also Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

My biggest regret is that I'm not talented enough myself...sad.gif

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All sorts except hip hop and current R+B. My best concerts were the Eagles and Tognetti's Four Seasons (Vivaldi), my best music night out is earthy rock live at a pub or a blues bar. Night clubs with dance music and dance clubs are so un me I guffaw at the concept. I also like any classical with string or piano content. Perth pub music WAS the best, probably still is.

Play: Nothing well now

First concert: I played at the Perth Concert in an eisteddford orchestra once; watching...Skyhooks at the Perth Ent Centre and Divinyls at the Old Melbourne in Perth come to mind.

Last Concert: Eskimo Joe a month or so ago.

First album: ELO Out of the Blue on vinyl.

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At the advanced age of 37 (blush.gif ) I have discovered Lily Allen, especially her first album: http://en.wikipedia..../Alright,_Still, to which I'm addicted

(e.g.:

or
)

The young girl is a genius, good to see there are real artists who can be both popular and rich content wise these days.

Besides - anything, The Stranglers, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson, Velvet Underground, Frank Sinatra, The Smiths, Nina Hagen, but also Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

My biggest regret is that I'm not talented enough myself...sad.gif

I must agree here. I was chastising my genY compadres about the lack of genY classics. (it didn't immediately occur to them that classics take time :rolleyes: ) lily allen was mentioned. English Bjork? Easy on the eyes regardless.

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I like Tom Waits, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Leonard Cohen, don't mind Donovan, Leadbelly, Ween

Seen Leonard Cohen live, Ween live, Tori Amos with the old man... but my fav concerts were all the DAAS (Doug Anthony All Stars) ones I went to in the early 90s.

Play: lots of things

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Wou'd you shoot me if I said I like Pink? I'm old enough by far to be her dad.

I also like strangejuice "domestic bliss".

( http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/strangejuice2 )

it would sadden me if you were without musical direction TP. recommendation: the Avalanches. Ibiza & breezeblock 1. You'll love it. Tropical.

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Still haven't moved on from my Aussie Hard rock, Oils, Chisel, and other stuff like Jamiroquai and RHCP. I'm gay. Or at least music is. For some reason these days music just does nothing for me unless I'm drunk or it's in a context like a movie.

I was briefly watching some music videos the other day and quite enjoyed a Black Eyed Peas clip, I suspect that was mainly because of the incredibly rootable singer though and not so much because of any talent or conviction from the music.

There's just NO musicianship. Any idiot could play what these losers play after about 6months to a year of picking up an instrument. What's today's equivalent of the Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin? There is none. Music is dead.

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Still haven't moved on from my Aussie Hard rock, Oils, Chisel, and other stuff like Jamiroquai and RHCP. I'm gay. Or at least music is. For some reason these days music just does nothing for me unless I'm drunk or it's in a context like a movie.

I was briefly watching some music videos the other day and quite enjoyed a Black Eyed Peas clip, I suspect that was mainly because of the incredibly rootable singer though and not so much because of any talent or conviction from the music.

There's just NO musicianship. Any idiot could play what these losers play after about 6months to a year of picking up an instrument. What's today's equivalent of the Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin? There is none. Music is dead.

No way is it man, Dr staringclown recommends Black grape - "In the the name of the father" 3 times a day for a week interspersed with some happy mondays. Then come see me again for further advice

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There's just NO musicianship. Any idiot could play what these losers play after about 6months to a year of picking up an instrument. What's today's equivalent of the Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin? There is none. Music is dead.

Not all of it, but there's a lot of autotune doof doof crap circulating on the radio these days, they just don't broadcast the good stuff (if its out there somewhere else). I've hardly collected any new music in the last 3 years. Must be getting old. That ridiculous '3' song with all the wolf whistling in it is irritatingly catchy though.

I like a lot of stuff, but am quite partial to Massive Attack, Faithless, Evanescense, Machine gun fellatio, Delirium, Goldfrapp and Pink Floyd. It did annoy me that my idiot ex-neighbour had a best of Metallica CD on loop for a few weeks, then a Nickleback one, then Chisel, then The Wall. He kept skipping songs in The Wall.

Child elder, to date, has exhibited absolutely no musical preference at all, but I guess she's a bit young. She sings/hums/whistles/taps 'jingle bells' about 100 times a day though, which drives me insane. Especially in June - Christmas comes but once a year, Christmas carols are NOT an all-day-every-day-all-year thing :frusty: And she seems to love Faithless' 'Buddah bar', which is an extremely repetitive instrumental piece, mostly raw piano with a little backing.

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I went and sat outside Adelaide Oval last week and listened to Pearl Jam, alot of people outside which surprised me, bc i think there were still tix available. Unlike acdc which sold out in about an hour, i was lucky enough to score 20 tix to that one.

I must say though as a 26 year old, I am embarrased by what people my age listen to.

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What did you pay itching?

My last two big concerts were Eagles and Bryan Adams in Canada (Bryan is BIG in Canada) both on corporate box gigs through friends. I remember paying (what I thought was at the time) a sh*t load to watch Neil Diamond in Perth in the 90s.

The current cost of big ticket concerts is mind blowing.

I watched Dragon last Friday at the casino for FREE. I've seen the Hoodos free at a uni gig for zot, The Hunters and Collectors at some pub in Ryde for $5 in 1984 and the 1985 Party Boys (pub cover charge) with Kevin Borich, Marc Hunter, Richard Harvey (Divinyls drummer) and THE Joe Walsh. Walsh's Rocky Mountain Way had an awesome guitar duel between Walsh and Borich that went on forever.

You can walk into a bar and get mesmerised by some no name or pay $200 for an hour of lip sync. Music is a crazy world.

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149 each but sold them real quick,

could have got more but sold them to mates at what i paid plus or minus a dollar rolleyes.gif

Your not wrong about cost though

in the last 2 or 3 years ive seen elton john, billy joel, u2, inxs etc etc etc and every single one was at least $100

the only value was seeing darryl braithwaite for free in a winery (jumped the fence)

there is a guy who plays at the alma (pub in north adelaide) on sunday afternoons that is pretty good that costs me about $6 and thats bc i occasionally buy him a beer, so if your in sa check that out!

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I quite like festivals for the exact reason that 1 band for a hundred bucks is not as good as 10+ bands for $200. Been to a load of big day out's, meredith and livid festivals in Bris. Knew I was getting a bit old when some dude asked me if I was there to pick up my daughter. :lol:

Until I went to a festival in Sydney early this year called "All tomorrows parties". Held on Cockatoo Island. Access by ferry only. Nick Cave, The Saints, Laughing Clowns, The Reels, Go-betweens minus Grant MacLennan, Necks, weird japanese band and Hoss. Wall to wall old dudes. The young that dared attend were treated with scorn and derision. Ok. not really. Even had a tapas bar, cocktail bar and other bourgeoisery. And the toilets were clean. :)

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149 each but sold them real quick,

could have got more but sold them to mates at what i paid plus or minus a dollar rolleyes.gif

Your not wrong about cost though

in the last 2 or 3 years ive seen elton john, billy joel, u2, inxs etc etc etc and every single one was at least $100

the only value was seeing darryl braithwaite for free in a winery (jumped the fence)

there is a guy who plays at the alma (pub in north adelaide) on sunday afternoons that is pretty good that costs me about $6 and thats bc i occasionally buy him a beer, so if your in sa check that out!

Sounds like there is a concert bubble going on. $150, no doubt to stand about a kilometre away from the band. Last time I went to a big concert about ten years ago I think they were about $50-70.

I remember Pearl Jam took pride in having affordable concerts back when I was a your age and they were the sh*t. I think they put one on in Oz for about $40. Looks like the f*ckers have gotten fat, old and corrupt. Not that they were much more than your standard idealistic posers anyway like every other band with a conscience. Had some awesome tunes though, I love that album with the Sheep on it. They went soft pretty quick after that though.

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For a good value night out the espy in Melbourne is terrific. Always a live band, some nights 2 or 3 in the various rooms, some with cover charges but always one freebie.

In my youth; Pearl Jam, Nirvana, then later after I left school Tea Party and Live (their older stuff). But on the right night I would not even mind dance music like the wild compilations and its ilk when I went through the subwoofer phase in my life...

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For a good value night out the espy in Melbourne is terrific. Always a live band, some nights 2 or 3 in the various rooms, some with cover charges but always one freebie.

In my youth; Pearl Jam, Nirvana, then later after I left school Tea Party and Live (their older stuff). But on the right night I would not even mind dance music like the wild compilations and its ilk when I went through the subwoofer phase in my life...

Tea Party first album "Splendor Solis" Was great. Saw them live in Brisbane at some venue in the Valley, maybe twenty people in the place. Brilliant.

Nirvana...

This is a steal from a comedian I saw at the Espy years ago.

Ahem...

You know when Kurt died a lot of us Gen X were really upset.

Kurt meant a lot to all of us and had a huge impact on all our lives and well when I heard the news I thought ...

I'm going to write a poem.

So Kurt if you're out there, we miss you man...

This poems called "Ode to Kurt"

"Kurt, kurt that must have hurt". Thankyou.

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Tea Party first album "Splendor Solis" Was great. Saw them live in Brisbane at some venue in the Valley, maybe twenty people in the place. Brilliant.

I saw them twice during the course of one tour, I think it was around 1999? First at the Hordern Pavillion for $80 odd, then at the Central Coast Legues for $20.00 and you could get up close and personal, maybe 300 people as opposed to 20,000 at the Sydney gig for $80.00 a ticket.

The way people flock to the big concerts is odd, do I smell another bubble. :rolleyes:

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Open minded here, likes most tunes, so many influences to choose from (in any order):

Beatles, Cure, Bowie, Midnight Oil, INXS, Cold Chisel, Mental As Anything, Divinyls, Hoodoo Gurus, Mondo Rock, Madness, UB40, U2, Jamiroquai, RHCP, Franz Ferdinand, Eskimo Joe, Sia, Lilly Alen, Dizzee Rascal, Avalanches, Single Gun Theory, Deep Forest, Enigma, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, MIA, Run DMC, Eric B & Rakim, Faithless (co-founded by Dido's brother, Rollo), Paul Van Dyke, Tiesto, Empire of the Sun, PNAU, Ladyhawke, Bat For Lashes, Prodigy, Moby, Norman Cook (aka Beats International , Fatboy Slim, BPA to name a few), Smiths, Sound Unlimited Posse, Hilltop Hoods, Urthboy, Bliss N Eso, The Herd, Died Pretty, Caligula, Def FX, Wutang Clan, NWA, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Linkin Park, KLF, Claude Van Stroke, Loco Dice, Dino Lenny (Coca-Loca!), Porn Kings, Steve Aoki, LMFAO, Lady Sovereign, Cole & Clivilies, Ian Pooley, Paul Woolford, Andy Caldwell, Trentemoller, Miguel Migs...

To short list from the very top of my head, covers a lot of genres though.

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Open minded here, likes most tunes, so many influences to choose from (in any order):

Beatles, Cure, Bowie, Midnight Oil, INXS, Cold Chisel, Mental As Anything, Divinyls, Hoodoo Gurus, Mondo Rock, Madness, UB40, U2, Jamiroquai, RHCP, Franz Ferdinand, Eskimo Joe, Sia, Lilly Alen, Dizzee Rascal, Avalanches, Single Gun Theory, Deep Forest, Enigma, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, MIA, Run DMC, Eric B & Rakim, Faithless (co-founded by Dido's brother, Rollo), Paul Van Dyke, Tiesto, Empire of the Sun, PNAU, Ladyhawke, Bat For Lashes, Prodigy, Moby, Norman Cook (aka Beats International , Fatboy Slim, BPA to name a few), Smiths, Sound Unlimited Posse, Hilltop Hoods, Urthboy, Bliss N Eso, The Herd, Died Pretty, Caligula, Def FX, Wutang Clan, NWA, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Linkin Park, KLF, Claude Van Stroke, Loco Dice, Dino Lenny (Coca-Loca!), Porn Kings, Steve Aoki, LMFAO, Lady Sovereign, Cole & Clivilies, Ian Pooley, Paul Woolford, Andy Caldwell, Trentemoller, Miguel Migs...

To short list from the very top of my head, covers a lot of genres though.

That's a comprehensive list tux... :punk: Any recommendations along the lines of lemon jelly/avalanches/orbital line? I generally buy Ministry of Sound compilations and go from there but I'm a couple of years out of date. :blush: I forgot to mention acid jazz. Best IMHO Mother Earth.

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I quite like festivals for the exact reason that 1 band for a hundred bucks is not as good as 10+ bands for $200. Been to a load of big day out's, meredith and livid festivals in Bris. Knew I was getting a bit old when some dude asked me if I was there to pick up my daughter. :lol:

Until I went to a festival in Sydney early this year called "All tomorrows parties". Held on Cockatoo Island. Access by ferry only. Nick Cave, The Saints, Laughing Clowns, The Reels, Go-betweens minus Grant MacLennan, Necks, weird japanese band and Hoss. Wall to wall old dudes. The young that dared attend were treated with scorn and derision. Ok. not really. Even had a tapas bar, cocktail bar and other bourgeoisery. And the toilets were clean. :)

Yeah, The 2010 Future Music Festival at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney is set to be huge. Highlights will be Prodigy, Empire of the Sun, Booka Shade, Eric Morillo and Franz Ferdinand + more.

It can't be anything short of Wikid! So I'm there.

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Sounds like there is a concert bubble going on. $150, no doubt to stand about a kilometre away from the band. Last time I went to a big concert about ten years ago I think they were about $50-70.

Ten is freakishly good debut album regardless of how good or bad they may be live.

There is no bubble, concert prices double every 7 years. The sooner you realise this the better.

My great great great great great grandfather probably saw beethoven for 1/1000th of a shilling

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Ten is freakishly good debut album regardless of how good or bad they may be live.

There is no bubble, concert prices double every 7 years. The sooner you realise this the better.

My great great great great great grandfather probably saw beethoven for 1/1000th of a shilling

Ha ha. Good call.

I suppose people may be so starved of decent rock music these days they'll pay a premium to see what little there is.

For that amount of money I'd want to see The Beatles and Led Zep brought forward from a time machine.

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That's a comprehensive list tux... :punk: Any recommendations along the lines of lemon jelly/avalanches/orbital line? I generally buy Ministry of Sound compilations and go from there but I'm a couple of years out of date. :blush: I forgot to mention acid jazz. Best IMHO Mother Earth.

Well, on the funkier side, trip-hop might be your thing (Massive Attack is one example from the trip-hop genre). Also have a browse around Stompy.com and Beatport.com, there is plenty of stuff that you can listen to before you purchase.

Also check out some of the Simian Mobile Disco tunes (my picks are "Hustler" and "i Believe"), the official music video to "Hustler" is perhaps an interpretation of ugly greed. A group of young girls have a done a pretty saucy video of their own. Check out "Feather Leather" by Spoonbill (the music video is also pretty cute and matches the music nicely). You should be able to find the videos on you tube. I have the official videos in wide screen format at SD broadcast or DVD resolution.

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