Music and DISCUSSION Thread

Amarok

bad mother chucker
Figured I'd start a thread to avoid unnecessary conflict. Post any type of music and discuss it freely.

I'll start with sharing a song that actually shocked me. I can't believe I just heard this the other day for the first time. This would be powerful today, yet here is Ms Holiday performing in 1959.

 

Capt's Farm

CHOOSE YOUR TITLE
Just leave it going over there...
I don't pop in there but every few months..

Everyone is used to being there..just keep rocking it there..
Now I know....
 

Amarok

bad mother chucker
I can't believe it took me decades to finally grok this song. In many ways, this is the mirror to In the Ghetto.

I always listened to the hopeful chorus, but this is a song about a cycle of despair. The young girl's mom leaves her useless wastebag father, so the girl drops out of school to care for him. Eventually she meets her own man and she dreams of a better future with him, but as she works toward her dreams, he drinks his useless ass into oblivion. Eventually she sees her chance to "leave tonight or die this way".


Also, why do I have a bad habit of falling in love from a distance with lesbians? ;):rolleyes:
 

Amarok

bad mother chucker
Possibly my favorite Sex Pistols song, it shows that they were far more than noise and rage as some would believe. Their douchebag manager wanted a song about "submission" to help boost sales in his fetish shop, so the band comes back with cheesy double entendres about a sub(marine) mission. :ROFLMAO::LOL::love:

 

Amarok

bad mother chucker
Japanese metal band Maximum the Hormone. This ain't Loudness.

^^^^Watched this video a few times since I posted and am really enjoying the vibe. Did a tiny bit of reading and found out the chick drummer and the demon looking dude that pukes on the TV in the opening are a brother and sister who founded the band.
They seem to be having a lot more fun than a lot of heavy groups. I appreciate bands that don't take themselves too seriously.


@Lockedin @Inferno Mike any opinion on these guys? Ever heard of them before? Sounds like they are
;):rolleyes:
 

Lockedin

In Bloom
^^^^Watched this video a few times since I posted and am really enjoying the vibe. Did a tiny bit of reading and found out the chick drummer and the demon looking dude that pukes on the TV in the opening are a brother and sister who founded the band.
They seem to be having a lot more fun than a lot of heavy groups. I appreciate bands that don't take themselves too seriously.


@Lockedin @Inferno Mike any opinion on these guys? Ever heard of them before? Sounds like they are
;):rolleyes:

I've been a Tom Waits fan for a long time - he makes a lot of movie appearances as well.
Here's one ---- Turn off the lights ---- speak low ----- peer out of the horizontal blinds ----- ask yourself ----

What's He Building in There?

And be grateful that Tom isn't your neighbor....

Singapore - this song is NOT in POTC, but somebody put together a video using clips.
 

Amarok

bad mother chucker
Anther old favorite that just popped up on shuffle. This is one of the funniest, most unPC songs, yet it has an underlying message about looking beyond the superficial. Still, sing it around your woman and see if it earns you a backhand. ;)

Though her face is ugly, her eyes don't match
Take it from me, she's a better catch


 

Amarok

bad mother chucker
Another way to see if someone has a sense of humour and is able to appreciate the literary device of the unreliable narrator, is to play this one. I've seen humourless feminists become enraged, while provoking belly laughs from those who take the time to grok the song.

Rhyming Don't I warn you when you're getting fat?
With A man can't love a woman more than that ? Hell yeah!

All the other old farts know this one and have likely already taken their lumps, but for you young pups, go ahead, sing this one to your true love tonight.

 

Lockedin

In Bloom
I figure this one fits in the discussion area. It always brings up a favorite memory:
A lot of people picture sailing as an adrenaline sport; wet, foul weather gear, waves over your head etc. - it certainly can be.
But for every "adrenaline sail", there were 20 times that went as below:

Sailing one summer day with my Dad to Becher's Bay, Santa Rosa Island, Ca. We were determined to get there on sails alone (still not sure why...); but the wind had nearly died.
I woke up on the settee, this song was on, the sun was tracing a lazy path up and down the wall as we rocked in the swell.
I went back up to the cockpit; the wind had picked up and we were moving - sort of.
The GPS read 2 knots speed over ground - (a bit over 2 mph for lubbers). We wouldn't reach Becher's for at least another 8 hours --- we were still 24 miles away.
Might as well be 200 (Ha!, couldn't resist...)
Time to tie off the wheel, drop a line over the rail, and enjoy hangin' out with my Dad.

 

Amarok

bad mother chucker
I figure this one fits in the discussion area. It always brings up a favorite memory:
A lot of people picture sailing as an adrenaline sport; wet, foul weather gear, waves over your head etc. - it certainly can be.
But for every "adrenaline sail", there were 20 times that went as below:

Sailing one summer day with my Dad to Becher's Bay, Santa Rosa Island, Ca. We were determined to get there on sails alone (still not sure why...); but the wind had nearly died.
I woke up on the settee, this song was on, the sun was tracing a lazy path up and down the wall as we rocked in the swell.
I went back up to the cockpit; the wind had picked up and we were moving - sort of.
The GPS read 2 knots speed over ground - (a bit over 2 mph for lubbers). We wouldn't reach Becher's for at least another 8 hours --- we were still 24 miles away.
Might as well be 200 (Ha!, couldn't resist...)
Time to tie off the wheel, drop a line over the rail, and enjoy hangin' out with my Dad.

Those memories are so precious. Thanks for sharing that.

I've been a fisherman since I could walk and have always been fascinated by the water. Most of my genes originate from Ireland and the UK, so I guess it is in my blood to some extent. If I'd grown up near big water I'm sure I'd have ventured out.

That makes me fascinated by your stories of kayaking and sailing and @Ramjet159 's tales of life off the south coast of Australia. Strangers' may have interesting things to say, but it has more legitimacy and connection coming from the pH gang.

I've always loved artists who can bring me a new perspective. I guess it could be even argued that is what defines art: it shows us something new, even in the mundane and familiar, and can allow us to relate to people who live in such different circumstances that it is difficult to find common ground.

That's why Ice-T was the first rap artist to really reach me. He made a white kid from Canada feel a little bit of what it was like to live in Compton.

It's why I'm a huge fan of the late, great Stan Rogers. He can put you in a dying fishing village, feeling its hundreds of years of history and family crumbling away into an uncertain future.

This was my first step in understanding my Eastern brothers that I worked with so many years. I grew up hearing "newfie" jokes, but this song taught me a little about the people behind the "funny" accent.

 

Ramjet159

In Bloom
Those memories are so precious. Thanks for sharing that.

I've been a fisherman since I could walk and have always been fascinated by the water. Most of my genes originate from Ireland and the UK, so I guess it is in my blood to some extent. If I'd grown up near big water I'm sure I'd have ventured out.

That makes me fascinated by your stories of kayaking and sailing and @Ramjet159 's tales of life off the south coast of Australia. Strangers' may have interesting things to say, but it has more legitimacy and connection coming from the pH gang.

I've always loved artists who can bring me a new perspective. I guess it could be even argued that is what defines art: it shows us something new, even in the mundane and familiar, and can allow us to relate to people who live in such different circumstances that it is difficult to find common ground.

That's why Ice-T was the first rap artist to really reach me. He made a white kid from Canada feel a little bit of what it was like to live in Compton.

It's why I'm a huge fan of the late, great Stan Rogers. He can put you in a dying fishing village, feeling its hundreds of years of history and family crumbling away into an uncertain future.

This was my first step in understanding my Eastern brothers that I worked with so many years. I grew up hearing "newfie" jokes, but this song taught me a little about the people behind the "funny" accent.

We are all brothers in some way shape or form . Thanks for sharing your thoughts and perspective . Respect ✊
 
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