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 Posted: Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 01:39 pm

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Wow, lots of folks here with great taste in music. Speaking of the Velvet Underground, I got a chance to interview John Cale at the Empire theater in Dallas back in the late 80's and he autographed all of my LPs that I brought and even signeds the VU bootleg box set of vinyl I'd brought to show him, since I heard he collected his own stuff. He was great, and VERY generous

How cool! I so envy you.

Not in the music industry any longer, 14 years was enough. :)

Hehe. Fair enough. Sounds like you have plenty of stories though.

If you missed the Cramps, I have tons of photos I took of them onstage. It's such a shame about Lux, I had such a mad crush on him. He used to do 'special' poses onstage when I was filming, and would come down to the end of the stage I was at and made sure I got great shots. What a sweetheart.

After I get back from work tomorrow, I'll dig some pics out of my more fave concerts and post pics of them. In the meantime, visit my Facebook page since I have a bunch of pics of me with various musics acts, including Iggy Pop, and some other interesting people. It's listed as mayaxiong on FB.


Awesome! I'll check out the FB page, thank you!

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@ maya, any other place I can stalk your pics? I don't do facebook for political reasons, but would love to see you and the famous peeps hangin' :p

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one of the amusing facts of reaching 40 is that some of us spend far more time listening to music from yesterday than is good for us. ergo, yes, the old stuff on high rotation here. I have family members at the pointy end of the music industry though, and they have a habit of reminding me that the world still turns. keeps at least one toe in the now ;)

fwiw, my car's current cd stack ... mozart, tchaikovsky, the cure, the doors, system of a down, nick drake, xavier rudd, jazzy smith, metallica, massive attack, RATM, dungen, and gurrumul yunipingu. eclectic, you might say :cool:

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just watched your siouxsie vid. she does look alright, doesn't she! immediately after that I watched the original "happy house" vid, by way of comparison. fun :p

speaking of punk, "the filth and the fury" was on free-to-air tv here last night. mysterious yet pleasing coincidence :)

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one of the amusing facts of reaching 40 is that some of us spend far more time listening to music from yesterday than is good for us. ergo, yes, the old stuff on high rotation here. I have family members at the pointy end of the music industry though, and they have a habit of reminding me that the world still turns. keeps at least one toe in the now ;)


Well at 35, I'm not too far off then I guess. I rarely listen to new music... not unless its emulating old music most of the time. Not that I'm against listening to new music, there's just so much good old stuff I haven't heard yet that I'm still catching up.

fwiw, my car's current cd stack ... mozart, tchaikovsky, the cure, the doors, system of a down, nick drake, xavier rudd, jazzy smith, metallica, massive attack, RATM, dungen, and gurrumul yunipingu. eclectic, you might say :cool:

Nice mix, but you started to lose me with the guttural sounding bands towards the end. I imagine those are some sort of Swedish death or black metal bands or somethig. :P

I;m not sure if I have a current cd/mp3 mix. I listen to a lot of eclectic podcasts or I stream WFMU out of New Jersey which is an open format radio station that plays pretty bizzaro stuff. The list of genres I listen to the most are probably bebop and hard bop styled jazz, punk, pre and post punk, goth, deathrock... that sort of thing. Current music I have a lot of include a whole lot of 60s and 70s garage rock, Serge Gainsbourg, Nick Cave, The Beatles, Chet Baker, Sisters of Mercy, Swans... I've always a big fan of the Police, I love world music like Indian sitar and tabla stuff. A couple of genres I was experimenting with recently include 60s and 70s psychedelic folk, and dark and offbeat Country and Western music from the 40s to the 70s. I typically can't tolerate much country music, but this stuff can be really strange and interesting. It evokes that sort of grainy early 70s 8-track truck driver feel. Stuff like Porter Wagoner's The Rubber Room, Autry Inman's The Ballad of Two Brothers, and Homer and Jethro's I Crept into the Crypt and Cried. There's a nice compilation that came out with some of this stuff called Troubled Troubadors. Country music is obviously one of those genres you can't really talk someone into, so I'm not going to try, and there's a lot of the darker stuff that I don't like either, but there's some interesting gems. I get bored with music easily and I'm always chasing after the next sound I haven't heard yet.

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well you got the swedish right, but dungen are a sunshiny pop outfit!. not mainstream pop, but Good pop with a whiff of the late 60's.

wow wow wow .... garage rock, nick cave, chet baker - have all that stuff here. and another thing .... I LOVE country music. more precisely, I love bluegrass and your more obscure stuff. loathe and detest mainstream country (hiya garth!). dig indian music too, both traditional and contemporary. some of the new dance stuff coming out of india is fantastic. really clever and interesting.

but here's an oddity for you, having said all that. this morning I listened to the Twilight soundtrack in the car (conveniently forgot to mention that one). naturally, I sealed the windows and kept several car lengths betwixt mine the next, just in case fellow road users were soiled by my crappy musical emissions :D

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Adrift wrote:  The list of genres I listen to the most are probably bebop and hard bop styled jazz, punk, pre and post punk, goth, deathrock... that sort of thing.
You know a true jazz fan when they call it bebop. :D Love, love, love John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk. Add classical to the list and that's almost exactly what I listen to. The closest I can get to country is Johnny Cash. Or maybe Rockabilly, like The Blasters. I absolutely detest country pop. The sound of it just makes me angry. It's this whole weird Pavlovian response thing, I guess.

Does anyone listen to The Fall? I first heard them at a Henry Rollins talking show and now I can't get enough. Two Librans is stuck in my head for days and days after listening to it.



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well you got the swedish right, but dungen are a sunshiny pop outfit!. not mainstream pop, but Good pop with a whiff of the late 60's.

Hmm. Sounds good.

wow wow wow .... garage rock, nick cave, chet baker - have all that stuff here. and another thing .... I LOVE country music. more precisely, I love bluegrass and your more obscure stuff. loathe and detest mainstream country (hiya garth!). dig indian music too, both traditional and contemporary. some of the new dance stuff coming out of india is fantastic. really clever and interesting.

Yeah, I like bluegrass too. I wouldn't even rate it as country really. I guess what got me into some of that weirder more obscure country is that, I lived in Montana for a couple of years, and heard a lot of Western music. Western music isn't really country, its more like Home on the Range and Hank Williams Sr. type stuff. I once picked up a The The album that was nothing but Hank William Sr. covers... I didn't like it then, but I bet I would now. As far as the Indian dance stuff, I listen to an Indian Electronica podcast, and though a lot of it is sort of same-y sounding it kind of makes me imagine what the night life might be like there. I really love it when East meets West like that. I have some Turkish Psychedelic Garage Rock and its just brilliant.

Wow, didn't even know this existed, but I just looked for a sample of one of the artists of that style I like a lot and found this video just now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0gjwpMb-k8

but here's an oddity for you, having said all that. this morning I listened to the Twilight soundtrack in the car (conveniently forgot to mention that one). naturally, I sealed the windows and kept several car lengths betwixt mine the next, just in case fellow road users were soiled by my crappy musical emissions :D

Lol. that's great. You'll more than likely have teenage girls giving you a thumbs up. I wouldn't know the soundtrack if I heard it. I was dragged to the first film against my will, but don't remember much about the experience. I get the same feeling a lot when I'm driving around too though, so you're not alone. :)

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You know a true jazz fan when they call it bebop. :D Love, love, love John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.

:D Absolutely. I got into all of that when I went through my beatnik phase in high school. Read too much Kerouac, and reruns of Dobie Gillis or something.

Add classical to the list and that's almost exactly what I listen to.

I like classical, but I don't really listen to a whole lot of it intentionally. Anything after the 19th century I'm not so keen on either.

The closest I can get to country is Johnny Cash. Or maybe Rockabilly, like The Blasters. I absolutely detest country pop. The sound of it just makes me angry. It's this whole weird Pavlovian response thing, I guess.

Yeah, I think my new found interest in obscure dark country is based on loving Johnny Cash's sound. I think I just wanted to find more of the same. For something completely different you might want to check out 16 HP. Sort of alternative gothic country. Powerful stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-vpAn15-vE


Does anyone listen to The Fall? I first heard them at a Henry Rollins talking show and now I can't get enough. Two Librans is stuck in my head for days and days after listening to it.


I've listened to them, but I don't remember what they sound like. Checking that track out now.

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Does anyone listen to The Fall? I first heard them at a Henry Rollins talking show and now I can't get enough. Two Librans is stuck in my head for days and days after listening to it.

Wow, what an awesome song. Totally my thing. I'm surprised I hadn't heard it before. Now I gotta track down the album or something.

Haven't told you guys this yet, but... I like you people. Couldn't ask for much more than a forum with people who have great taste in sci-fi and music. :D

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This place is great, isn't it! I've never gotten to discuss this stuff before as I don't know anyone else who likes it. It kinda bites because everyone I know likes movies and music (pretty standard hobbies :D), they just don't like the same kind of movies and music as I do. The people I work with spend hours discussing the latest happenings on American Idol while I do my best to ignore them lest my brain should melt.



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This place is great, isn't it! I've never gotten to discuss this stuff before as I don't know anyone else who likes it. It kinda bites because everyone I know likes movies and music (pretty standard hobbies :D), they just don't like the same kind of movies and music as I do. The people I work with spend hours discussing the latest happenings on American Idol while I do my best to ignore them lest my brain should melt.

I've been on a few cool forums where folks had a lot of things in common. Thing is... eventually people run out of things to talk about or the original members move on and a lot of the time that kills it right there. The new members are usually trouble... that sort of thing. I wonder if anyone studies the social psychology of message forums. :D

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Uh oh, someone was talking about Indian music. Angel and Ketana will tell you how many bands I've tried to turn them onto over the years. My faves are: Najma, L. Shakar (for his violin) N. Fateh Ali Khan, Talvin Singh, and my favorite Middle Easten artists are: George Abdo, Natcha Atlas with and without Transglobal Underground, Ofra Haza and Khaled. I also like B21, and some other Bhangra groups. I also LOVE the trancy stuff the UK turns out that has a Middle Eastern flavor, like Delerium, Collide and Conjure One. I'm also a HUGE fan of Krishna band Kula Shaker.

 Don't get me started guys, seriously, we could be here all day. I'm a musicologist that goes back to the 40's, so if I get into the groove, we may never get off this subject, hehe.

Oh and yes, I DO have some interesting stories, right Angel?

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Uh oh, someone was talking about Indian music. Angel and Ketana will tell you how many bands I've tried to turn them onto over the years. My faves are: Najma, L. Shakar (for his violin) N. Fateh Ali Khan, Talvin Singh, and my favorite Middle Easten artists are: George Abdo, Natcha Atlas with and without Transglobal Underground, Ofra Haza and Khaled. I also like B21, and some other Bhangra groups. I also LOVE the trancy stuff the UK turns out that has a Middle Eastern flavor, like Delerium, Collide and Conjure One. I'm also a HUGE fan of Krishna band Kula Shaker.

 Don't get me started guys, seriously, we could be here all day. I'm a musicologist that goes back to the 40's, so if I get into the groove, we may never get off this subject, hehe.

Oh and yes, I DO have some interesting stories, right Angel?

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To be honest, the only eastern artists I know that know by name in that list is Fateh Ali Khan and Transglobal Underground. This is sort of weird, I started this morning playing a podcast from Utah called Radio Cosmopolis which plays a variety of world music... the current episode of this podcast I queued up is a mix of middle eastern music sort of commemorating whats going on over there right now, as I was reading your post the host announced that the first song up was by Natcha Atlas :D

I haven't heard any of those EBM bands you mentioned for awhile, but I totally agree with you that its awesome when they dabble into eastern sounding stuff. I wish there was more of that out there. Bill Laswell had a project called Material that dabbled with it a lot, mixing dub, jazz, and traditional Indian music together.

I totally encourage you to talk more about it... let the thread completely derail :D Oh and your music industry stories... now you really got my interest. :D

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love ofra haza and kula shaker!

often listen to kula shaker on long drives.  so trance-ish and grateful dead-ish :P


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