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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:26 am

Yesterday I went to the gym and worked out to the entirety of Joe's Garage, Parts I, II and III by Frank Zappa. It was absolutely brilliant, the machines said I worked off a total of roughly 1,000 calories, and I got to listen to the likes of "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?", "Catholic Girls", "Crew Slut", and "Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt".

This morning I can barely walk.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:58 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Yesterday I went to the gym and worked out to the entirety of Joe's Garage, Parts I, II and III by Frank Zappa. It was absolutely brilliant, the machines said I worked off a total of roughly 1,000 calories, and I got to listen to the likes of "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?", "Catholic Girls", "Crew Slut", and "Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt".

This morning I can barely walk.

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roland Deschain » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:25 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Yesterday I went to the gym and worked out to the entirety of Joe's Garage, Parts I, II and III by Frank Zappa. It was absolutely brilliant, the machines said I worked off a total of roughly 1,000 calories, and I got to listen to the likes of "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?", "Catholic Girls", "Crew Slut", and "Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt".

This morning I can barely walk.

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:29 pm

I don't get that: when people thing it's weird that something or someone is trippy or weird or funky but doesn't have anything to do with drugs. We have free will, we can do just about anything (that we physically can), drugs or not.

Anyway, most listening to my suitemate play what appears to be Springsteen's Christmas album. It's good music, but I really don't feel like listening to Christmas stuff this early out. I mean, I already was thinking "What? Hannukah? that was like, ages ago." Because apparently my subconscious thinks it's already Christmas when Christmas music is playing.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby ZombieNoodleDemon » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:16 pm

Christmas time is not the same without snow :(

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:10 pm

ZombieNoodleDemon wrote:Christmas time is not the same without snow :(
What are you wittering about? You've got enough sun to give a honky like me melanoma in minutes!

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:04 pm

Cage The Elephants second album: Thank You, Happy Birthday.

I really dig the lyricism.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roland Deschain » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:39 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:I don't get that: when people thing it's weird that something or someone is trippy or weird or funky but doesn't have anything to do with drugs. We have free will, we can do just about anything (that we physically can), drugs or not.

I am testament to that fact. I've done my weirdest things whilst completely sober, with no mind-altering substances, legal or not, anywhere near my body. I wasn't expressing disbelief, I was just referencing that most musicians who come up with really funky/trippy stuff are usually under the influence of something. Not necessarily all the time, but definitely some of it, and Frank Zappa was one of the most "out there" musicians of his day. Maybe I listen to far too much 60s/70s psychedelia and related music? As a case in point, in my player this weekend has been:-

13th Floor Elevators
The Doors
13th Floor Elevators
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
and last, but not least, 13th Floor Elevators
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby black bart » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:03 am

black bart wrote:Got hold of the soundtrack from the film 'Manhunter' so Imma listnin to baby...Inna Gadda Da Vida...cool man.


Have you heard the story of when the band Iron Butterfly recorded "Inna Gadda Da Vida" it was actually called "In the garden of Eden" but they were too stoned to speak the lyrics properly...then the recording drifted on for 17 minutes because they were too out of it to stop playing. :haha:
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby ZombieNoodleDemon » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:16 am

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:Cage The Elephants second album: Thank You, Happy Birthday.


Eh used to like them a few years ago, but now I find them really really meh.

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Rainswept » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:55 pm

Fucking. Awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkP3urtY ... ata_player


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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:00 pm


That is a pretty damn good cover, not as 'pure' as the original but it's definitely got the same urgency and emotion. If only it didn't sound like the sound was deliberately muddled and distorted it might have been better than the original.

Edit - One of my students got me listening to the DJ Zinc remix of Ready or Not for the first time in years. It's much slower than I remember :idiot:
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby PKMKII » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:05 pm

It's Trent Reznor, it'd be odd if it didn't sound like that.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:38 pm

PKMKII wrote:It's Trent Reznor, it'd be odd if it didn't sound like that.


This. Was gonna say something similar. I really like it. But that's just sort of the style, I guess.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby defective_cognizance » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:40 am

So i dug deep into my old music on the o'l Ipod yesterday, and discovered that Mars Volta - Francis the Mute is a fantastic album to listen to while working your stuff on the treadmill!! Have any of you broke out a sweet air drum solo, while running on the treadmill with the guy next to you giving you the stink eye?? hehe :)


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