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Rostoskys serious thread. (by request)

Posted By: Rostosky

Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/04/11 08:44 PM

I just got "dared" to do a totally serious thread.
At first, I nearly couldn't think of a topic to not go off topic about, and then all of a sudden it came to me.

"Royalist" music. (as opposed to parliamentarian or Roundhead music)

If there was a Costitutional crises in the UK, where The Queen VS parliamnet.

I would side with the Queen, for the following reasons.
You get to get long hair and wear feathers and carry a sword.
Cavalier attitudes are acceptable.
You get given a big estate and a title, and can play rug slidey games in
your stately home.

But if you sided with oliver cromwell, you get to go to church every sunday, no music and no maids.
And one of the worst haircuts ever imagined.

But what is Royalist music? apart from say "god save the Queen" what else could I learn to play that would interest and amuse our wonderfull unique monarchy?

I know Queeny loves things like March militaire by schubert, and probably a little hendrix, but what really constitutes Royalist music?

I don't want to get it wrong, because I like my head on my shoulders and not in a basket.
This is a totally serious thread, the first person to go "off topic" will be to blame and it wont be my fault at all.

Suggestions for Royalist music please:
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/04/11 09:20 PM

"Offff with his head"
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/04/11 09:29 PM

Oh no .

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Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/04/11 09:29 PM

I suggest any thing by Handel. King George I admired him very much.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/04/11 09:37 PM

I love Topics
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/04/11 09:43 PM

Talking of Orf with his head.

The Royal Ballet has done it's version of Alice in wonderland which of course features The Queen of hearts (off with her head)
This is the first Totally new production in twenty years, and is destined for great success, if you haven't seen it , you should.

It has some extremelt funny moments in it and Zenaida Yanowsky who plays the Queen of hearts is extremely talented, and very very funny. Check out this clip.
Posted By: Tararex

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/04/11 11:12 PM

Good Evening Sir Rostosky,

I am new to this forum and beg forgiveness in advance for my uncertain and provincial manners, however I am disturbed to find I may be a closet royalist.

"You get to get long hair and wear feathers and carry a sword."

Long hair, check. Sword, check. Feathers - I'm fairly certain I have a couple of feather boas available from past parties -- and your being English\British I'm assuming that's what you meant by "wearing feathers".

Cavalier attitudes are acceptable. Well yes. But frankly my dear I don't give a damn.

"You get given a big estate and a title, and can play rug slidey games in your stately home." Well, maybe not a big estate or title, but rug slidey games, check.

Music? Well, it being Independence day here I suggest:

"Don't Know What You've got (Till It's Gone)"
"Bye Bye Baby"
"Tyrant"

And for classical yet revolutionary flavor: "The Dying Redcoat".

Sweeping bow and adieu,

TaraRex
Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 01:57 AM

I know you mentioned "God Save the Queen" - but enough of that typcial old farty hoi polloi - jazz it up a little and give it a new lease of life, if you're going to go all Royalist on us.

And when it comes to that, you just can't beat Our Bri on the roof of Buck House itself.

Propah class, that.

Nuff said.

Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 06:27 AM

Ah...;) well.....here goes.

I'm on the Royalist side.

Haydn is a safe bet. I would also go with Handel. Handel wrote for King George, and many of his pieces, such as the Water Music suite, are available for piano. You could have your piano set on a barge and cruise the Thames. Just don't get your piano wet - especially if you are playing the cardboardanna.

Purcell? Some of his Volontaries are great fun.
A bit of Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance?

And just to lighten things up, I think a bit of Gilbert and Sullivan would be in order. I'd go with HMS Pinafore first because you've got Her Majesty's Ship right off the bat, to set things on the right track.
Posted By: Sundew

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 12:12 PM

It is also advisible to wear the correct coloured arm band on the field of battle so one is not attacked by one's comrades. Probably also advisible to have the opposition colour in a handy pocket for a quick change. All feathery hats should be left at home and used soley for obsequious bows to the reigning monarch, whilst keeping a suitable distance to prevent tickling said royal's nose.

2 that spring to mind if your name is/was Charles...."My Bonny lies over the ocean", closely followed by "I am Sailing"
Posted By: Crippy

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 01:48 PM

Although I like the pseudo tranny Cavalier costume I'm afraid I'd have to be a Roundhead because I just don't get ballet jokes or humour.

I do laugh at people falling off of bicycles and things. Mr T now has his own show on BBC3. It's called "World's craziest fools" or something like that. Lots of people falling off things. I watched it and had trouble containing my waters.

Roundhead music would have to be simple like "the birdy song" or "Whats amadda you shaddapa your face" or that god awful Furry Lisa.

Crippy
Posted By: apple*

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 01:58 PM

Originally Posted by Crippy
I watched it and had trouble containing my waters.


Crippy


delightful saying.. I'll have to remember that. I really enjoyed the queen of hearts clip.
Posted By: joyoussong

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 02:29 PM

Mick Jagger's gotta be in there somewhere - she made him a knight, after all.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 02:38 PM

Perhaps it would be appropriate to have some music by ...QUEEN, for Her Majesty THE Queen? I think "We are the Champions" would be a good choice.
Posted By: joyoussong

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 02:49 PM

Originally Posted by casinitaly
Perhaps it would be appropriate to have some music by ...QUEEN, for Her Majesty THE Queen? I think "We are the Champions" would be a good choice.
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Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 03:21 PM

SlyCat, this is the absolute truth, I was in a crowd of folk that booed Bryan May and the rest of Queen off stage.

The Reason? They were the support band to Mott The Hoople.
They came on Half an hour late, everyone there went to see MTH.
After just two attempted songs Queen were totally booed off.
Their manager came out on stage and said a classic;
"IF you dont stop booing, Queen will not come back on stage"
With this cue, we didn't and they didn't, job done.

MTH came on with a blistering set, Aerial bender instead Of Micky Ronson (RIP MIcky you well loved Yorkie)
And Lyndsey De Paul guested for the bridge on Roll away the stone.
Mott were soon to split up, but their legacy lived on added to by Hunters solo albumns often co-written With Mick Ronson,Who Mott the hoople Had "purloined" from Bowies spiders from mars.

2009 saw something staggering happen.

Mott the Hoople reformed for a what was initially to be a couple of dates.
The ticket sales took everyone by surprise, sold out in minits.
No one was more surprised than Ian Hunter.
They extended their reunion to a whole week at Hammersmith odeon in London.

I met folk outside the venue that had travelled from California, Philedelphia, Norway, Canada, Germany, and a couple from Australia, who told me they had spent their retirement pension getting and staying here for the week.

Folk had come from the world over.

Some had waited forty years for this, never believing it would happen. Dudes and Dudettes packed the house, The House lights went off and Holsts Jupiter was played, as the lights came back up, I was trying to hold back a flood of tears, a big dude next to me said "Your not on your own bro" he had tears, and never have I actually seen as many grown folk with tears,everywhere I looked.

MTH came on stage like a bunch of twenty year olds, this was not going to be some sedate reunion of passive old timers oh no.
Hunter jumped up in the air and came down with the opening chords of HYmn for the dudes blasting over the tale end of jupiter, and everyone ran to the front of the stage...just like you are meant to do if enjoying oneself at a rock concert.

MT hooples original drummer Dale griifin (buffin) had been ill, he has altzheimers, and his condition had worsened, he was replaced with Martin chambers from the pretenders who did a first class job.
There were two drumkits on stage, so we knew something was going to happen concerning them.

Ian Hunters daughter, Tracey Hunter (who has her own band)
Pheobe white, and Mick Ronsons daughter LIsa Ronson were Motts backing singers.

Joe eliiot from Def leopard was on stage with Hoople, and at one point he actually escorted someone who had got on stage off, into the wings.

Mott were astonishing, full of energy, Hunter never staying still, moving around more than most shoe gazing twenty year olds, almost unbelieveable to think he is in his seventies. A truly uplifting and inspirational force.

For three numbers as an encore, Buffin was helped onto stage and to his drum kit, To a rapture of applause from the crowd Martin chambers nursed him through the three numbers. Tinged with sadness as this was, it was a fitting end to the show that had seen Hunter, Verden allen, and Overend watts on their feet for a full two hours without a break.

For a short while, in London, at the Hammersmith, Rock n Roll had returned with a vengence.

And all the young and not so young dudes went away happy.

Wow I havent gone off topic yet! excellent, this is going well. (you cant have Queen without MTH)

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 04:07 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
SlyCat, this is the absolute truth, I was in a crowd of folk that booed Bryan May and the rest of Queen off stage.

The Reason? They were the support band to Mott The Hoople.
They came on Half an hour late, everyone there went to see MTH.
After just two attempted songs Queen were totally booed off.
Their manager came out on stage and said a classic;
"IF you dont stop booing, Queen will not come back on stage"
With this cue, we didn't and they didn't, job done.

MTH came on with a blistering set, Aerial bender instead Of Micky Ronson (RIP MIcky you well loved Yorkie)
And Lyndsey De Paul guested for the bridge on Roll away the stone.
Mott were soon to split up, but their legacy lived on added to by Hunters solo albumns often co-written With Mick Ronson,Who Mott the hoople Had "purloined" from Bowies spiders from mars.

2009 saw something staggering happen.

Mott the Hoople reformed for a what was initially to be a couple of dates.
The ticket sales took everyone by surprise, sold out in minits.
No one was more surprised than Ian Hunter.
They extended their reunion to a whole week at Hammersmith odeon in London.

I met folk outside the venue that had travelled from California, Philedelphia, Norway, Canada, Germany, and a couple from Australia, who told me they had spent their retirement pension getting and staying here for the week.

Folk had come from the world over.

Some had waited forty years for this, never believing it would happen. Dudes and Dudettes packed the house, The House lights went off and Holsts Jupiter was played, as the lights came back up, I was trying to hold back a flood of tears, a big dude next to me said "Your not on your own bro" he had tears, and never have I actually seen as many grown folk with tears,everywhere I looked.

MTH came on stage like a bunch of twenty year olds, this was not going to be some sedate reunion of passive old timers oh no.
Hunter jumped up in the air and came down with the opening chords of HYmn for the dudes blasting over the tale end of jupiter, and everyone ran to the front of the stage...just like you are meant to do if enjoying oneself at a rock concert.

MT hooples original drummer Dale griifin (buffin) had been ill, he has altzheimers, and his condition had worsened, he was replaced with Martin chambers from the pretenders who did a first class job.
There were two drumkits on stage, so we knew something was going to happen concerning them.

Ian Hunters daughter, Tracey Hunter (who has her own band)
Pheobe white, and Mick Ronsons daughter LIsa Ronson were Motts backing singers.

Joe eliiot from Def leopard was on stage with Hoople, and at one point he actually escorted someone who had got on stage off, into the wings.

Mott were astonishing, full of energy, Hunter never staying still, moving around more than most shoe gazing twenty year olds, almost unbelieveable to think he is in his seventies. A truly uplifting and inspirational force.

For three numbers as an encore, Buffin was helped onto stage and to his drum kit, To a rapture of applause fIrom the crowd Martin chambers nursed him through the three numbers. Tinged with sadness as this was, it was a fitting end to the show that had seen Hunter, Verden allen, and Overend watts on their feet for a full two hours without a break.

For a short while, in London, at the Hammersmith, Rock n Roll had returned with a vengence.

And all the young and not so young dudes went away happy.

Wow I havent gone off topic yet! excellent, this is going well. (you cant have Queen without MTH)



I enjoyed reading this, though I knew little about it. Your descriptions definitely kept me interested. Thanks!

Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 04:15 PM

Is there really such a group? I feel a geneation gap breaking open beneath my feet and swallowing me alive, while I fall shrieking for help into the abyss.......
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 04:35 PM

Ian Hunter one of the best all time "Rock Ballad" writers, CASINITALY you have surprised me...

Usually seen on the keyboard/Piano.. he also plays guitar..

If any wants I have music, chords and lyrics for this beautifull song.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 04:43 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Ian Hunter one of the best all time "Rock Ballad" writers, CASINITALY you have surprised me...

Usually seen on the keyboard/Piano.. he also plays guitar..

If any wants I have music, chords and lyrics for this beautifull song.


Thanks for sharing this. I loved it.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 04:52 PM

Wonderfull Thanks Griffin. I also thought that at 70 years old he is just so inspirational.. hope for us all yet type thing!
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/05/11 09:10 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Ian Hunter one of the best all time "Rock Ballad" writers, CASINITALY you have surprised me...

Usually seen on the keyboard/Piano.. he also plays guitar..

If any wants I have music, chords and lyrics for this beautifull song.


Well, Ros, I am the first to admit I have a lot to learn.

I REALLY enjoyed that song. I'd love to have the music chords and lyrics.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 02:46 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Wonderfull Thanks Griffin. I also thought that at 70 years old he is just so inspirational.. hope for us all yet type thing!


Indeed, it is an inspiration. I'm curious as to when MTH was at the height of their career? I always find it interesting when I can think back on what might have been going on in my life at the time, and what music I was probably listening to.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 05:02 PM

Hya Griffin, well that is actually a complex question you asked there!
If you check this link and scoll down to "The glam years" this gives the best timeline for things that is acurate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mott_the_Hoople

While you are reading have a listen to this for Rock an Roll.
Here is a quote from Bryan May:
"On tour as support to Mott The Hoople (the only time Queen ever supported anyone), I was always conscious that we were in the presence of something great, something highly evolved, close to the centre of the Spirit of Rock 'n' Roll, something to breathe in and learn from."

- Brian May (Queen)


Mott The Hoople were the first ever Rock and Roll band to do a(sell out) tour On Broadway, for fans of historic knowledge.

Here is a fantastic clip of Bryan May and Joe Elliot guesting with Ian Hunter on stage.
With The Mott The Hoople song "All the way from Memphis"

The video fades out to credits with the Mott The Hoople song "Rock n Roll queen" playing.
For You lucky Americans........... ... Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will perform four shows at The City Winery in New York City on 8/9 Sept 2011 (Thurs/Fri) and 15/16 Sept 2011 (Thurs/Fri). Ian is also playing shows at Havana in New Hope PA on 10 Sept 2011, and the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville PA on 17 Sept 2011.

[video:youtube]ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jYo_4EfM3s&feature=related[/video]
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 05:13 PM

Ha ha, knew I would be able to sneak Lady Gaga in here SOMEHOW, without being OT!



Don't Booo this of the Thread Rostosky smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 06:09 PM

I am so disgusted Wayne (writes disgusted from Tunbridge wells) You have Hijacked my Fred (my uncle) with Lady gaga.

You have no humour, this is NOT funny, why dont you start your own thread or better still do a blog on Halibuts.

WAYNE> That wasn't me talking then, I got possesed by the Spirit Of RapperJohn. I am so so sorry,
This is the third time I have been possesed by RapperJohn.

Here is Rapperjohn in action singing Poker face by lady gaga.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 06:55 PM

Most excellent Rostosky smile

Better than Lady Gaga. I am actually familiar with him,I went to see him once, live, he was brilliant, although slightly spoilt at the end, when his attempt to play Barcelona Girl on piano went horribily wrong, and the audience began to throw scones at him.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 07:27 PM

I just got sent the tickets through the mail, WOW, you have actually seen him? I got them from ticketmaster, and they cost £12.16 each +PP and a small .87p "handling charge"
On his Youtube channel there is a link to the gig in Windsor park in August, thats the one I am going to with Mr.s Rossy.

Its going to be some gig, the support bands look good, I am not familiar with all of them, I have heard of "The tentfull of gaddaffis" my mate has two of their early albums, he reckons the early stuff is best.
I think "Idi Amin and the dictators of Dudley" are a comic act, they have a pretend oven that blows up onstage.

I believe the "MUtoid waste company" will also be there, with their special blend of fantastic waste recycling.

The queen ( to get back to totally on topic) will be reading an "address" to the crowd entitled "Why I loved Diana, princess of the people and didnt have anything to do with killing her, even though she was embarressing us with Dodi, and Charles prefered Camilla anyway"



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 08:17 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
I am going to with Mr.s Rossy.
Its going to be some gig, the support bands look good, I am not familiar with all of them, I have heard of "The tentfull of gaddaffis" my mate has two of their early albums, he reckons the early stuff is best.


Hope u both enjoy, i heard that The tentfull of gaddaffis were performing, but it won't be in English. Shame I can't make it frown

God, save The Queen
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 09:58 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Hya Griffin, well that is actually a complex question you asked there!
If you check this link and scoll down to "The glam years" this gives the best timeline for things that is acurate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mott_the_Hoople

While you are reading have a listen to this for Rock an Roll.
Here is a quote from Bryan May:
"On tour as support to Mott The Hoople (the only time Queen ever supported anyone), I was always conscious that we were in the presence of something great, something highly evolved, close to the centre of the Spirit of Rock 'n' Roll, something to breathe in and learn from."

- Brian May (Queen)


Mott The Hoople were the first ever Rock and Roll band to do a(sell out) tour On Broadway, for fans of historic knowledge.

Here is a fantastic clip of Bryan May and Joe Elliot guesting with Ian Hunter on stage.
With The Mott The Hoople song "All the way from Memphis"

The video fades out to credits with the Mott The Hoople song "Rock n Roll queen" playing.
For You lucky Americans........... ... Ian Hunter and the Rant Band will perform four shows at The City Winery in New York City on 8/9 Sept 2011 (Thurs/Fri) and 15/16 Sept 2011 (Thurs/Fri). Ian is also playing shows at Havana in New Hope PA on 10 Sept 2011, and the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville PA on 17 Sept 2011.





Thanks so much! This was fun to listen to. I hear a mix of much of the music styles I grew up hearing including R&B, rock, jazz, folk, etc. In 1972 I probably heard some of their music, but did not become familiar with the group. I didn't start listening to Queen on the radio until the 1980s (I think).

I was just starting my career as a reporter in 1972 and got to cover the Rolling Stones concert in Minneapolis. Stevie Wonder opened the show for the Stones. What a dynamic mix of music that night. I almost missed the entertainment, however. Outside were non ticket holders trying to crash the party. I had to spend time covering that fiasco while the police broke it up with tear gas. The crowd dispersed, and I tearfully retuned to the performance (with my ticket of course).

Thanks for helping me reminisce a bit, Ros!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/06/11 11:12 PM

Thanks Griffin, appreciated.. Here is the first of a few "treats" Just for reminiscing !! Joy.and Enjoy.

Pavlovs Dog,
Folk either loved them Or hated them, due mainly to D.Surkamps astounding voice, apparently, there is no middle ground here!

In the early seventies their record company gave them a totally unheard of advance of £300,000 !!

Still going strong, with a cult following, this is "Julia" from their album "Pampered Menial"

This was the favourite band of one of my best mates, I would not even have known of them were it not for him.

In his early twenties, he actually married a lass called Julia, and very shortly afterwards he developed Multiple sclerosis, getting very ill very quickly.
Within couple of years she had to hold the telephone to his ear when I phoned , he was that weak.

Many lasses would have balked at this, not being what they "signed up for" so to speak, but not Julia, and it is for this very special girl, I reminicse this song.
And For the memory of Andrew Parish.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 04:15 AM

I truly enjoyed this Ros. Thanks. I am also very impressed with Julia's devotion to your friend, though they had not been married for very long. How kind of you to give tribute to both of them.

It's bedtime here. I look forward to whatever else you'd like to share. I will look for some of the music I listened to during the "glam years" (never heard of that term before). My interests were pretty eclectic in the music I listened to. I'll sleep on it and get back to you. Hope you don't mind some R&B. That is one of the genres I am thinking about, along with others. I won't trouble you with my jazz favorites because of your earlier posts on jazz.

Good night!

Posted By: TrapperJohn

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 10:19 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
...That wasn't me talking then, I got possesed by the Spirit Of RapperJohn...


smile Just the very faintest hint of humor here...good first effort...

But, of course what you meant to say was that you got spooked by the specter of TrapperJohn laugh

Decent thread so far (he reluctantly admits) ...but remember: brevity is the soul...

Trap
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 01:10 PM

TrapperJohn, I thought you would be suffering from "Rostosky seperation anxiety" sooner or later. lol

No matter, I really have to protest "brevity being the soul of wit"
Polonius:
My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
What day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time;
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief. Your noble son is mad. . . .
Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 86–92

Polonius, right-hand man of Hamlet's stepfather, King Claudius, has been employed to spy on the prince and report on his very odd behavior. As Polonius begins to deliver to the king and queen the results of his investigation, he embarks on this windy preface. Besides being nonsensical, his speech is self-contradictory: he wastes plenty of time denouncing the time wasted by rhetorical speechifying.



At the very least, this was written by Shakespeare, love shakespeare or hate him, It is well excepted by almost every one in the world,

That the one thing Shakespeare was not, was BRIEF.

He goes on and on and on and on ad infinitum, in every single one of his major works, One cannot read Hamlet in ones lunch break.
If this is a measure of greatness,then so be it, it is not,however a measure of brevity.

BAck to reminicsing....
I wish I would have called this Rostoskys reminiscing thread now, no matter...

Allthough Pavlovs dog is still together, it is without their original violinist,Richard Nadler, (under the stage name Siegfried Carver), died on May 30, 2009. He was 60 years old, tragically young.

So this next one is another from Pampered menial, called "Episode", and I think shows off Richard Nadlers talent on the Violin , and therefore I mention it as a tribute to him.

A most beautifull song indeed.
[video:youtube]p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKBsIynooLw&feature=related[/video]
Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 02:21 PM

Since I find Shakespeare more interesting than Pavlovs Dog, I think it is necessary with a comment here. Shakespeare is not brief, and the whole of Hamlet could be expressed in one sentence: "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." Now "Everybody knows the deal is rotten." so why bother with all the other stuff? The exceptionally intelligent reader(ME?), might want to know why and how something is rotten, so Shakespeare does a fine job of making that reasonably clear.
Hope this is serious enough for Rostoskys serious thread.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 02:32 PM

And of course, in Shakespeare we also find music! In Hamlet we find Ophelia's song - the one she sings while/after she goes mad.

There is even piano accompaniment.

Ophelia's song

Given that Shakespeare wrote Hamlet (though it was based on earlier tales, as were many of the bard's works), and given that Hamlet was a Prince of Denmark, and given that Denmark still has a Monarchy (albeit a constitutional one) - I think that this qualifies as Royalist music.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 02:41 PM

Very serious indeed Cubop, an extremely valid contribution.
I personally find Shakespeare a chore, and Pavlovs dog a pleasure.
A lot of folk I have talked to over the years, find that when they first heard a piece of music , it has fixed itself in a moment of time, ie. They remember who they heard it with and where they were, and what they were doing in their life.

Hence the movement of the thread to reminiscing, which has value for folks treasured memories, and also a good way to keep much loved and sometimes nearly forgotten music alive.

I cannot say I have ever heard someone say "oooh,the merchant of venice, I was just getting together with a girl in the student union bar when I first heard that,treasured memories"

I am sure there will be someone out there for whom this is true, but I believe only by the virtue of the fact that there is allways someone....

Back to Rossys reminiscences....

One band that was extremely "tight" much loved and missed, was Be Bop De Luxe, headed by the talented Bill Nelson.
Here is a song entitled "Crying to the sky" taken from the excellent albumn "sunburst finish"

I had the fortune to see Be Bop de Luxe, with the much loved John Cooper Clark (peoples poet) as Support. Back in the day.

If anything expresses "crying to the sky" better than Bills guitar here, I would be surprised.





Posted By: Crippy

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 04:09 PM

I remember John Cooper Clarke
"Expresso Bongo Snapserone
In the Latin Quarter of the ideal home
a post war glamour girls never alone"

And no I haven't looked that up on the web, it's stuck in my head along with his Kung Fu poem.

Strangely there is very little Shakespeare stuck in my head.
I'm not sure what that says about me.

I also remember Devo (Joko Homo - are we not men? etc)being canned off stage at Knebworth in 1976 or there abouts. I think Graham Parker and the Rumour were also there with Genesis as the main attraction.

Crippy

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 04:29 PM

Crippy, I think I was there, Or maybe the next year, Peter gabriel, And I remember the Tubes, definately the tubes, I remember them doing "dont touch me there" with a lass driving onstage in a cadillac! May have been 78 !! or 77 !!

Heres one, Everyone who ever heard The band Sparks will know exactly what they were up to at the time, as Sparks sounded like no one else, and love them or hate them, left a burnt on memory, I can remember when "this town aint big enough for the both of us" came out, exactly where I was and what I was doing.

Sparks are still going strong, and in 2008 did something absolutely awe inspiring, just because Quote: "No band in their right mind has done this"

They had 21 albumns under their belt, 256 songs.
They decided to do a tour where they played EVERYTHING.
One albumn per night.
they had to go back through their entire back catologue, relearning stuff to do it, and were a little trepidatious that the fans would not appreciate it...they did, and got a fantastic reception. Quote;" we felt like a sparks tribute band at first re learning all the lyrics and stuff"

256 songs from 21 albumns, played in succession... That is some achievement...

Ron Mael is a fine example for folk who dont want to look at their fingers whilst playing?
I dont think he actually looked at much, save straight ahead....


Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 04:32 PM

Sorry, Rostosky, that I had not noticed that the thread had moved to reminiscing. Very serious thing that. Problem is that my reminiscing would bring us back to ancient times that are unknown to most people here. Anybody remember Ghost Riders in the Sky? Film and nice song. That could of course lead me to Hamlet again, but I will resist the temptation.
Have to go Youtube and see if I can find the song.
Yipiayee, I found it. Not the original, but Johnny Cash is pretty good. I think Shakespeare would have liked it.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 04:45 PM

Cubop, I have the sheet music to Johnny cashes version of Ghost riders in the sky... it's excellent......
I would never forget that!
Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 04:53 PM

Rostosky, you were too fast for me. See edit to my last post. That Youtube video is terrific.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 04:57 PM

Spiderbait has reinvented ghost riders again.... it has moved on from an old cowpoke song..... Motorcyclists do seem to "claim " stuff!! like for example hawkwinds "silver machine" which was written about a bicycle !!
Posted By: Crippy

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 05:04 PM

Mr R...you were right it was 1978 and it wasn't graham p- and the rumout it was tom petty and the heartbreakers.

these were the days of The Old Grey Whistle Test and listening to John Peel playing the latest punk offerings including Teenage Kicks by the Undertones.

Here's an offbeat gem - Captain Beefheart kicking up sand in the Mojave desert. Ice cream for Crow. Amazing stuff. Like the Sparks btw.

[video:youtube]http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSeSQI16ZE0[/video]



crippy
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 05:42 PM

My reminiscing will go back to the early 1960s when I was in high school. Me and my friends regularly had small gatherings in each others homes, where we danced to the sounds of Motown. Waking up this morning I started thinking about Stevie Wonder. It seems easier for me to start here, rather than starting in the 70s.

I feel like I grew up with Stevie. Stevie Wonder was about 12 or 13 years old when I first heard him sing "Fingertips." Me and my friends were a few years older. Stevie's voice would soon change to an adult voice. I was impressed with his talent. Of course, I loved dancing to his music. He only got better as he got older.

Over the many years I've danced to Stevie's music, fallen in love to it, (and fallen out of love), and have enjoyed many of his beautiful ballads. Enough of my chat right now. It's time to hear "Fingertips.

I will share a few more things later that include Stevie's performance with Mick Jagger in my hometown.

Enjoy!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 06:25 PM

Excellent reminisces you guys, brilliant, look forward to more. I will be back in an hour, have to go make food for me and mrs Rossy, If I dont, mrs Rossy may decide to cook, and that is totally Off topic. lol.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 06:51 PM

If i can hang on the Stevie Wonder topic, this is worth listening to!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 08:09 PM

Oh Wayne, these "mash-ups" !!

But, you reminded me of REM, and something else,
This next song By Gary Jules "mad world" so many, many,many folk actually believe this is a REM song, I have met folk who have bet money, its by REM, they have even gone online to try and get the "evidence" which of course does not exist , because its not by REM.

So, Mad world, by Gary Jules, tears for fears fans know it in a different guise, as they covered it.
Used on the film Donny Darko.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 08:14 PM

Love this Rostosky, I sometimes play this one, only a simple version, I need to work on it a bit!

By the way, are you interseted in the purchase of a copy of ABF Recital #22, 3CD Box set.
At only £19.99

(I'm so sorry to go OT)

I'm off to read the "sweaty fingers" thread, speak soon smile
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 09:52 PM

I've just finished my bike ride. Here is another Stevie Wonder song to reminisce about. "You are the Sunshine of my Life" was one of the many ballads he wrote.

I mentioned in an earlier thread seeing him in my hometown in 1972 when Mick Jagger gave a concert. Stevie opened the show. It was smart of the Stones to team up with Stevie. It was a great performance!

Looking back on that show reminds me that by 1972 I had been exposed to a greater variety of music and artists from around the world; particularly British performers such as the Stones, Beatles, some of the jazz artist such as Cleo Lane and John Dankworth, and far too many more to try to list here.

Enough chat, here's Stevie performing in London in 1974.





Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 10:07 PM

Ah, didn't know it had been released, I can't afford that , well not for the next twenty seven years anyways, I nearly had to put mrs Rossy on the streets again last week just to pay off the manicurist. can you burn me a copy of yours? I will pay postage etc.

I just slipped back into sixties mode, as it had been mentioned and got me thinking. Why cant folk sing properly anymore?
Here is a girl who could, the great Late Janis Joplin.
Nearly everyone I have ever loved as artists are dead.. anyways, Heres Summertime by Janis.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 10:15 PM

Sorry griffin we posted at the same time!! excellent choice, I have gone back to the sixties to begin reminicsing, Look I am going to call it remembering from now on because I really struggle trying to spell reminisscing !!
I was too young for this so all my sixties remembering was learnt later on!!
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 10:18 PM

Honestly, seeing everyone's reminisces I couldn't help but post one of my High School favourites. Its a bit, uh, lets say different than most peoples . . .



(Listen to it, it's actually really good)
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 10:33 PM

Another excellent "remember" (cant spell reminicces properly) PPP , you may be surprised, I have seen Alice a couple of times, he is extremely entertaining live, a wonderfull performer. This next one is for you, you may appreciate it....
Alex harvey, and "next" one for the scots.!
Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 10:56 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Wow I havent gone off topic yet! excellent, this is going well. (you cant have Queen without MTH)



Nice story, Your Royalistishness (?)

Well, okay. If that's the only way we can get Bri to twang "God Save the Queen" on the roof of Buck House, I'll appease All the Young Dudes... and some of the older ones too... and include MtH.

Although, to be totally honest, I've always preferred Bowie's version of "The Dudes" myself.

Originally Posted by Rostosky

So, Mad world, by Gary Jules, tears for fears fans know it in a different guise, as they covered it.


Ahhh, but TFF were class.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 11:03 PM

Ah welcome SlyCat, please come share your
remin
rememberences with us..

Heres one to make everyone happy, I have not met anyone yet who doesn't like this....
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 11:22 PM

As long as we are continuing along these lines, let me be a little (actually very) self-indulgent. This is (seriously) one of my all time favourite pieces of music (right up there with the 9th symph.) and it is sure to make everyone angry.

I CHALLENGE EVERYONE to listen to all 8 minutes and 25 seconds of this and tell me its not amazing.






Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/07/11 11:34 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Ah, didn't know it had been released, I can't afford that , well not for the next twenty seven years anyways, I nearly had to put mrs Rossy on the streets again last week just to pay off the manicurist. can you burn me a copy of yours? I will pay postage etc.

I just slipped back into sixties mode, as it had been mentioned and got me thinking. Why cant folk sing properly anymore?
Here is a girl who could, the great Late Janis Joplin.
Nearly everyone I have ever loved as artists are dead.. anyways, Heres Summertime by Janis.


FANTASTIC CHOICE! I was in college when I first heard Janis Joplin's album with Big Brother and the Holding Company. I liked everything I heard on the album. However, when she sang Summertime, I was blown away with power of her voice and interpretation. As I was listening to it just now, I found myself going back into that magical zone (my term) and getting swept up with her voice.

Thanks Rossy. Isn't this fun? I am eager to hear some of the others have sent. First, it's my turn to fix dinner tonight. I'll be back shortly.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 12:11 AM

Aha, this is a great era to start remembers, This next song is remarkable for a couple of reasons, one grace slick, and two, a rare mistake made by Grace in the opening two lines,She sings "One pill makes you larger, and one makes you small" Instead of "One PILL makes you small," She immediately realises her error , Laughs, and recovers in a nano second.

Missing a sylable out totally throws everything, she did well.

I learnt this song to busk with guitar, and was busking away, proud that I could actually sing it, and it was in my range.
I had also learnt the new chord of F# M on guitar so was sort of double proud.

All was going well, and the "hat of plenty" was filling up nicely, when a lady with two small children walked past and cursed me , citing the children, and taking offence at the lyrics.

I managed to change the words on the spur of the moment to "when the lady with the children, tells you where to go, I did not write the lyrics thats something you should know,rememeber, what the dormouse said..."

by that point she had dissappeared, so I finished of loudly with "feed your head"
Anyways, one moan, but the hat of plenty later disclosed more folk had enjoyed it than hadn't.
lol.

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 12:29 AM

I can't help but feel as though I am little out of place here. Oh well.



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 01:21 AM

Good one PPP, no, your not out of place, its my fault (it usually always is according to mrs rossy!) I started a remember (reminiss) in the seventies, by pure chance. I should have started the remember in the sixties.

There is an absolute wealth of remember/ reminice from the sixties , so I back tracked.. typical Ar*e about t*t behaviour by me, but this time unintentional.

All remember stuff welcome, but not from last week say, (unless you have been diagnosed with altzheimers)

Oh, a quick joke about altzheimers, yes I know its a serious and awfull thing, and both my gran on my mothers side AND my fathers twin brother died from it,so I have first hand knowledge of it.
And should it turn out to be genetic, I have it on both sides of the family, maternal and paternal. (massive worry)

That said it is often the case that the sufferer does not suffer as much as the person nursing them, nor indeed their immediate family.
Before the joke though, there are two distinct types of altzheimers: "away with the fairies" this can be literally that, my fathers twin walter, actually saw little folk, they climbed onto him when he sat in a chair, he loved them and had no fear of them,His only disdain was that no one else could see them, in the end my father pretended to for walters sake.

Then there is the other type,and this is horrid, it is the reliving , over and over again of a traumatic event, on a daily /nightly basis, for one sufferer,this was a fire in her youth, relived in the altzheimer years end game.

a truly terrible thing.

However,,as most nursing folk through this will attest, there are moments of hideously funny humour..

The joke:
I went to my doctor, he said I had chronic bronchitis and altzheimers, the good news was that at least I didn't have chronic bronchitis.
Three good things about alztheimers.
(1) You can hide your own easter eggs.
(2) You get to meet new people every day.
(3) You can hide your own easter eggs.

Oh, My father went round to his twin brother walters place and witnessed something absolutely extraordinary..
To picture this, you have to realise that they were Identical twins, no- one could tell them apart.

My father who is called Ron, was talking to Walters wife,when he heard a voice from the bathroom, the voice said "Theres no need to be like that Ron,just tell me"

Curious,my father sidled up to the bathroom door that was ajar.
The voice said "what have I done to you, why are you ignoring me Ron?"

My dad was stunned, how could walter be getting angry with him, when he was not even in the bathroom?

The voice then said,"If you carry on ignoring me,you are not welcome here anymore"

My dad, went into the bathroom at this point,and saw his twin brother walter, staring into the mirror, totally believing that the reflection he was seeing was my dad, and that my dad was ignoring him.

This was probably the single most thought provoking experience my dad had ever had in his entire life,he couldnt get over it, nor could he shake the thought of why walter and not me , when we are twins?

Sorry, I reminissed in an off topic unmusical way!

SO, a double treat, Barry mcguires "eve of destruction" from 1965 revisited by the pogues, as only Shane and the gang can.


Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 01:42 AM

You're right, ALZ is no joke, but you should have reminisced this song, which is a bit more apt.
This song is 13 years old, can you believe it?


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 08:10 AM

Rostosky, you told us that on another thread, only yesterday!
Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 11:17 AM

You want reminicenses?

Can do with knobs on.

This one always does it for me - everytime I hear this, I'm a sprogg of about 7 or 8 years old, in my friends' bedroom and we're learning the lyrics to this song from one of those magazines which did little else but give you song lyrics - this was was called (spookily) "Words".

And, of course, I still know all the lyrics to this day, although now when I hear it, I also tend to think of His Magnificence, DCI Gene Hunt.

Wonder why that is?



Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 11:20 AM

Aaargh! As soon as I posted that, I was back in "remember when" land and also re-lived learning the lyrics to this one too.

I can't think of Life on Mars without remembering this one at the same time.

These are truly "royal" classics. I can't imagine a world without Mars and Rhapsody.

Although, if I DO ever fall victim to Alzheimers, one of the benefits will be discovering these all over again...



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 12:22 PM


Hi everyone. I'm truly enjoying the remembering. Im also learning a lot. I wasn't able to view a few, however. I'll get that fixed later. I'll check in later.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 01:19 PM

Polyphasic.. I love chumbawamba!! I learnt of them from My mate Phill Jones who I have mentioned before has a slot on radiojazz in Poland. Great memories.

For anyone who "does Facebook" or any other site where one "adds" people as "friends/buddies"
This Video is a MUST SEE.
"ADD ME" by Chumbawamba.


AND especially for SlyCat, I have a very special affinity for life on mars, I loved the piano on it so much.

Here is a video of David Bowie playing sax for Ian Hunter, also there is the late Micky Ronson on guitar naturally.
Bowie was a massive fan of Mott The Hoople, when they were going to split, Bowie talked them out of it, he offered them a song, Suffragette city, Hoople turned it down, he offered them "All the young dudes" which they accepted, and the rest is history...

Heres Dudes, with Bowie helping out on Sax.
And a few other familier faces!


Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 04:59 PM

I've never seen that vid before! Mint green suit....go David.

But now you got me thinking about sax, what else can I reply with but a fellow Scot - Mr G Rafferty with his classic which features THAT sax solo which, even after hearing it several hundred thousand times, never fails to send a delicious shiver up my spine.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 05:16 PM

Ah, before I go Sax too, Here is a song wirtten and sung By mr. Hunter.. I put this lovely ballad up for a reason, I have an extremely funny and relevent interview with Ian, which I am putting up next, In it, he "comments" on mr Barry manlynose, who covered this song in 1979, In fact giving mr Barry manlynose his last US hit !!

Also, he talks about angie Bowie, and how she used to come round and spill out all her new make up and fancy clothes in front of Ians wife, and some very very funny things indeed...

He goes on to talk about Barry manlynose "Modulating" this song.... and wishing he would sort of just modulate away somewhere...

But first heres the song in question....

Ships, by Ian Hunter.

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 10:35 PM

Anybody remember Pulp?


Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 10:52 PM

When I was a child, this was my favourite song, by far. I think that I even learned the song in japanesse.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 10:58 PM

If we're talkin' favourite childhood songs, this was my favourite........



I wasn't born till 1978 lol
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 11:06 PM

PPP, I remember pulp, didnt get into them though.
William shatner, I just cant think of without remembering his "man corset" ! The consternation that caused amongst treckies.lol

Ah, slipping back to very serious rememberings....
One band that has probably influenced more than any. The velvet underground, loved em since the beginings, Here is the wonderfull, Venus in Furs.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 11:13 PM

Indeed Rostosky, you are being really serious.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 11:40 PM

Wayne, I am totally surprised, Lionell Ritchie, Is a teacher in the Video, stalking a blind girl round the college.
For some obscure reason, he hides in doorways, WHY? she cant see him, she is blind!
I cannot condone this behaviour, and fear nowadays it may be illegal. I know it wasn't illegal when the video was made,but still...

Recardo, just so I and anyones else doesn't get the wrong impression, How old were you when that was your favourite song?
For Instance, when I was five, these next few were my favourites, However, I was lucky, my Mam was a "Rock N Roll" Dancer, Full on, sparkly high heels, and Polka dot dresses, and skirts with millions of underskirts, she still has them to this day, wrapped in plastic in her wardrobe. If she went out and didnt spend the night dancing,she considered it a very bad night indeed.

Having allready spent a number of years in Canada and the States, she had a very large record collection from the times, loads of singles.
When I was a child (pre school even) I was allowed to play them while she was at work, my gran supervised, I used to listen intently, and compare and contrast.

Kathy Kirby,(again RIP)is one of my first memories, I dont think she is known at all over the pond, allthough I may be wrong. This was a sort of cross over period, big band sounds still supporting solo vocalists. So first memory, Kathy Kirby, and I will allways love you.

No tricks, no autotune, just ability to sing.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/08/11 11:55 PM

I went and double side tracked myself then, whilst thinking of the sheer variety there was in the sixties, I was going to post Petula clark, Downtown, and nancy sinatra these boots are made for walking.
Then I remembered something quite valuable I think.
I believe a lot can be learnt from studying music from decades ago, as well as centuries.

When I first heard (again the late RIP) Gary Moore, do Parisian walkways, there was something about it that was extremely familiar, nothing new under the sun and all that came to mind, but on this occasion, It was more (no pun intended) than that.

I believe Gary Moore had been inspired by this..not the chorus but the verse from... Dusty Springfields "You dont have to say you love me" please compare and contrast and let me know if you can hear what I believe I can hear, before I go insane.....

RIP : Dusty Springfield,
RIP: Phil Lynott,
RIP: Gary Moore.




Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 02:18 AM

OMG! How could I forget about Zappa!




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 03:27 AM

FABULOUS. I thought we could also use a little Cream to add to the mix! Let me know if you have problems viewin it. I've been having difficulty viewing some of the ones on this thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTZIArRktkE&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 02:18 PM

Ah excellent Griffin, a marvellous choice. Sometimes Youtube can litterally seem un-loadable, it happens sometimes. Sometimes its just extremely slow because of sheer usage, usuallyover the weekend when all the kids are home from school and on their Pcs etc.

If, you use full screen mode here, and "click" the square blue box above where you write (when you hover your pointer, it says "enter a media tag") then "clck" youtube video, and then paste in the box the link you have copied from youtube, the video will come up here instead of just the link..

Polphasic, Could never forget Zappa !! Mr's Rossy was thinking last night, she said "If necessity is the mother of invention, then how come we never saw invention on stage with frank zappa?"
A valid contribution, I think, from Mrs Rossy, who incidently, broke with convention last night and cooked dinner,after I had posted that to be off topic.

My contribution today is Chelsea girls by Nico.(RIP Nico)

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 04:02 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Ah excellent Griffin, a marvellous choice. Sometimes Youtube can litterally seem un-loadable, it happens sometimes. Sometimes its just extremely slow because of sheer usage, usuallyover the weekend when all the kids are home from school and on their Pcs etc.

If, you use full screen mode here, and "click" the square blue box above where you write (when you hover your pointer, it says "enter a media tag") then "clck" youtube video, and then paste in the box the link you have copied from youtube, the video will come up here instead of just the link..

Polphasic, Could never forget Zappa !! Mr's Rossy was thinking last night, she said "If necessity is the mother of invention, then how come we never saw invention on stage with frank zappa?"
A valid contribution, I think, from Mrs Rossy, who incidently, broke with convention last night and cooked dinner,after I had posted that to be off topic.

My contribution today is Chelsea girls by Nico.(RIP Nico)



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 04:06 PM

PLEASE IGNORE MY LAST POST. I AM STILL HAVING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 04:09 PM

Please ignore my last 2 posts. I am still having some technical problems. I should get things straightened out shortly.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 04:12 PM

No probs Griffin, keep trying, looking forward to your posts.
This technology, is meant to make everything so easy?
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 04:46 PM


I hope this works! I woke up thinking about Cream, and then I started hearing Jimi Hendrix's guitar in my mind. What an exciting time that was to grow up in with all of this incredible music!

Here's Jimi!


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 05:35 PM

MORE ON CREAM & JIMI HENDRIX:

I forgot to mention that I also listened to Jimi Hendrix perform "Sunshine of Your Love" on YouTube. It was about 6-7 minutes. I enjoyed that version, as well as Cream's performance. Send me a PM If you want a link.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 05:40 PM

Brilliant Griffin, Again ( and again) RIP Jimmy Hendrix, safe in the knowledge you will never be forgotten.

I love the picture, showing Jimmy with his upside down guitar!! At that time fender did not make left handed guitars, so poor Jimmy had to re-string a right handed one upside down, as can be seen with the machine heads pointing to the floor rather than upwards......


Heres one, Jim Morrison, again RIP.

There is an odd connection to Ian Hunter here......
Did you know Ian Hunter was asked to front the Doors after Jim Morrison Died, (Or in an interviewers words,"became no longer available!")

Ian Hunter, felt he "could not fill Jims boots" so refused.
Which is probably for the best as the Doors had a massive back catologue, which might have left Ian without as much time to compose, having to learn all the catologue etc.

Anyways, I am glad he refused, for the sheer wealth Of Hunter/hoople/Ronson/ rant band, and solo work he has achieved.

heres The Doors, "people are strange"

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 06:33 PM

Thanks Ros! I had thought about the Doors earlier and decided not to take that one on because I would have gone off into overly complex chatter. I'm glad you presented it now when I can comment with more brevity.

These thoughts come to mind:

I've often wondered what sort of things made it possible for me to start opening myself to listening to so many other kinds of music in the 1960s. Earlier than the 1960s I mostly listened to R&B and danced to it with my friends. Only a few years after graduating from high school and going away to college to an unfamiliar place. I started hearing a more mature Stevie Wonder. I then was introduced to the music of my new friends in college. Some of their music I didn't care for. However, I was thrilled when I heard Hendrix, Cream, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and the Doors.

I'm coming to the conclusion that I immediately was drawn to their music initially because it was danceable. I think there was something magical about finding dancing together and getting to know each other.

For the record I can still kick it a bit! thumb



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 07:01 PM

Originally Posted by Sly Cat
I've never seen that vid before! Mint green suit....go David.

But now you got me thinking about sax, what else can I reply with but a fellow Scot - Mr G Rafferty with his classic which features THAT sax solo which, even after hearing it several hundred thousand times, never fails to send a delicious shiver up my spine.


Thanks SlyCat! I always loved this. Did he do any jazz stuff? I'm a fan of jazz stuff. If not, he should have.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 07:23 PM

Great stuff guys, magical memories. I just realised another connection.
The late Mick Ronson was classically trained, Piano and Violin.
He didn't want to play violin, he wanted to play cello, but the school he went to in Hull, made any potential cello player start with violin, then viola, and finally cello.

When Lou read made the Transformer albumn, David Bowie and Micky Ronson produced it, moreover Micky Ronson, was the Primary session musician on the albumn, playing Piano,guitar,backing vocals, and recorder.

Take a walk on the wild side, off transformer,By Lou Read.

This video is good for its original footage of Holly and Candy....

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 09:32 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
If i can hang on the Stevie Wonder topic, this is worth listening to!



Hi Wayne,
I've been having some quirky tech problems at times with YouTube. Finally, I got to hear the Stevie piece you shared. I never had heard this version by him. Thanks! Loved it.

Also loved the Lionel Richie piece. He still remains one of my favorite R&B ballad singers, along with Stevie. I recently watched a YouTube version of Lionel singing "Hello" on helium. It was really funny. Send me a PM if you want a link.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 10:18 PM

Thnx Griffin, perfect introduction to my next mashup...............

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 10:56 PM

Check this........
"I dont like you, more than you don't like me, I don't like you much at all, The reasons for my disdain (you know) they go so much deaper, Than any of your inner city, anti-slaughter 90's bull"

The only band I have ever heard, that make the Pogues look sedentary is "The tofu love frogs"

I dont think it is possible to play or sing any faster than this, and retain melody and clarity of lyrics.

I shared this and other Tofu tracks with some folks in Miami and they were up dancing all night, or should I say "stomping the night away"

This is by no means the fastest track either....

I give you the Tofu Love frogs and "Folk off reverend"




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 11:31 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Thnx Griffin, perfect introduction to my next mashup...............



YES!! Miss Ross and The Supremes. thumb
My piano practice with Chopin has been temporarily been delayed for some dancin to the voice of the Divas!!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 11:34 PM

I give you something more sedentary thsan the last offering.

John Miles, much underated, a little too "clean cut " for me, but, I was just pleasing an ex girlfriend when I went to see him, and was pleasently surprised.

John Miles, Remember yesterday.
Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 11:46 PM

Greetings from Oregon - a place where you don't want to cross your old man.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 11:49 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Check this........
"I dont like you, more than you don't like me, I don't like you much at all, The reasons for my disdain (you know) they go so much deaper, Than any of your inner city, anti-slaughter 90's bull"

The only band I have ever heard, that make the Pogues look sedentary is "The tofu love frogs"

I dont think it is possible to play or sing any faster than this, and retain melody and clarity of lyrics.

I shared this and other Tofu tracks with some folks in Miami and they were up dancing all night, or should I say "stomping the night away"

This is by no means the fastest track either....

I give you the Tofu Love frogs and "Folk off reverend"



WHOA!! That tilted my brain a bit. Glad you provided the lyrics. Very interesting similarities in places with bluegrass music. I heard some decent fiddling in the background. I'm not a big fan of Bluegrass. However, my partner is, and he has some pieces that I've come to truly appreciate. Especially when there's decent fiddling and (of course) good rhythm.

Thanks.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/09/11 11:56 PM

Welcome Chris G and brilliant choice, you just frightened the life out of me with that comment " where you dont want to cross your old man"

My father used to live in Fairview, Portland, for quite a while, I have a cousin called Chris G, and had been talking about my dad on another thread... man that nearly gave me a heart attack!!!

Synchronicity...
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 12:09 AM

Originally Posted by Chris G
Greetings from Oregon - a place where you don't want to cross your old man.



Rock on Oregon! Donald Fagen is on my CD shelf. BTW, Greetings from Minnesota!

Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 12:13 AM

While reminiscing ... perhaps the ultimate reminiscing song -"In my life".
The lyrics written by Lennon at around only 25 years old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI0Q8ytD44Y

When I play this song now, at a slower tempo and sparely, it always moves me (but that coud be because I am now old enough to feel the lyrics).
Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 12:16 AM

Such uplifting lyrics too:

Can you hear the evil crowd
The lies and the laughter
I hear my inside
The mechanized hum of another world
Where no sun is shining
No red light flashing
Here in this darkness
I know what I've done
I know all at once who I am

And since this is part of the Royal Scam it totally relates to the post which started this thread.
Originally Posted by Rostosky
Welcome Chris G and brilliant choice, you just frightened the life out of me with that comment " where you dont want to cross your old man"

My father used to live in Fairview, Portland, for quite a while, I have a cousin called Chris G, and had been talking about my dad on another thread... man that nearly gave me a heart attack!!!

Synchronicity...
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 12:19 AM

Ah,,Chris G , panic over. Greetings from Wales UK...

Griffin, sorry for the Tilt!! lol Funny you should say that,

Here are the Tofu love frogs, doing their version of an old Woody Guthrie song "aint got no home in this world anymore"

You gotta dance to this, sort of with the boots not laced up and a bottle or can of your favourite beverage in your hand, not worrying about spilling it, as everyone else is spilling theirs!!!

I find this song usefull to deter folk from ringing my doorbell, Mormons, FBI ( I cant tell the difference the suits are similar,allthough just what the FBI would be doing in Wales I dont know!) and general salesfolk.

I will surprise you with a beautifull ballad next.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 12:25 AM

Back to the sixties, Fairport convention, and the magicall Sandy Denny, RIP, (again and again,and again)

And a good reminicse I hope you will agree: "Who knows where the time goes?" BY fairport C.

I wasn't lucky enough to see fairport with Sandy denny, But I did see them with Kathy le surf, and she did this song beautifully. Big shoes to fill, she filled them,.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 12:49 AM

Griffin, no not at all, you must not have waited for the page to load, I put up a tofu version of a woody guthrie song,
And then a fairport convention one with Sandy Denny..
All I can think is you didnt wait for it to load on the page or something.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 01:00 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Griffin, no not at all, you must not have waited for the page to load, I put up a tofu version of a woody guthrie song,
And then a fairport convention one with Sandy Denny..
All I can think is you didnt wait for it to load on the page or something.


Thanks Rossy. I will give it another try. I still seem to be having some intermittent tech problems with YouTube. I'm beginning to think it may also be my handheld device causing problems. I'll be back in a bit.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 01:06 AM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
Originally Posted by Rostosky
Griffin, no not at all, you must not have waited for the page to load, I put up a tofu version of a woody guthrie song,
And then a fairport convention one with Sandy Denny..
All I can think is you didnt wait for it to load on the page or something.


Thanks Rossy. I will give it another try. I still seem to be having some intermittent tech problems with YouTube. I'm beginning to think it may also be my handheld device causing problems. I'll be back in a bit.



UPDATE: It was my blasted handheld device causing problems again. I will check it later when I can get to my desktop. Thanks.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 01:54 AM

No probs Griffin.
I will just put your mind at rest a bit, I know I am known for joking around, but I can faithfully promise, not when It comes to music I love! I love every track I have posted, for many differing reasons, and would not joke about it.

I will lay my soul bare now, with some songs that are my all time favourites, all the next three, will be from the fantastic Band "Dead can dance" Founders Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, had a real life ralationship as well as a professional one.

Australian Lisa Gerrard is in my humble opinion extremely interesting from a musical point of view, because she has extensively travelled eastern countries amongst others, and picked up many styles/voicings/differing scales harmonics etc along the way which makes for some interesting combinations.

To start you off "not in the deep end" (because there is a much deeper end) here is a beautifull and powerfull ballad.
Entitled;

"IN power we entrust the love advocated" This and the next two are possibly my three all time favourite pieces of music, from the realm that isnt regarded as classical.
Wack up the volume and enjoy.
Here are the lyrics, I find "I am disabled by fears concerning whch course to take"
completely apt in so many real life situations. And "This night is filled with cries of dispossesed children in search of paradise" hauntingly accurate.


DEAD CAN DANCE
"In Power We entrust The Love Advocated"

Sail on silver wings
Through this storm
What fortune love may bring
Back to my arms again
The love of a former golden age.
I am disabled by fears concerning which course to take.
For, now that wheels are turning,
I find my faith deserting me...

This night is filled with cries of
Dispossesed children in search of Paradise.
A sign of unresolve that,
Envisioned, drives the pinwheel on-and-on.
I am disabled by fears concerning which course to take.
When memory bears witness to
The innocence, consumed in dying rage!

The way lies through our love;
There can be no other means to the end,
Or keys to my heart...
You will never find.
You will never find!













Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 05:59 AM

This one gets me everytime. Its a bit minimalist but I love it just the same.



And this one is for all my fellow Hosers oot there.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 12:23 PM

Originally Posted by polyphasicpianist
This one gets me everytime. Its a bit minimalist but I love it just the same.


And this one is for all my fellow Hosers oot there.


Thanks for introducing me to them! Good performance!

I wasn't able to hear the first one due to some technical snags. I'm working on a solution and will listen to it later.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 01:03 PM

Brilliant Peter gabriel Track PPP, thanks.
Here is my second Dead can Dance track, Carnival of light, and an introduction to Lisas haunting voice.

Enjoy.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 01:28 PM

You may have heard this and just not known, it has, and is being used in the UK for Archeology programs, like say "secrets of the Pharoahs" and other programs where there may be a mystery involved, or just something ancient.

It has a timeless and ethereal quality, in fact so unlike anything else, just listening to it will not give you any Idea of date or timeline...

Lisa Gerrard is absolutley the undisputed High Priestess of The Arcane and ethereal, If you had to guess her nationality from this track, I would bet money you would not guess Australian.

At one minite Fifty three seconds in, this is when the power of this track hits home, dont try and work out what the words are, just hear the vocals as you would an instrument, and be assured she does it the same each time.
Staggering.
IF I had to pick just one track in the world that someone who hadn't heard it would seriously listen to it,this would be the one.

Dead Can Dance "Cantara"



Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 07:55 PM

I'm enjoying all these "blasts from the past" - great music. smile Here's something from someone I never hear on the radio anymore.

Joni Mitchell



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 09:26 PM

Brilliant Elssa, and very sad you dont hear much of her on the radio. Do you remember my next offering :The incredible string band and "The sailer and the Dancer?"
Looking at the comments on Utube for this, I was pleasently and happily surprised by the younger folk getting into it!

Enjoy.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 09:28 PM



My daily contribution smile
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 09:54 PM

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/10/11 09:59 PM

Good song Wayne, and one that makes me a little frightened to look in wardrobes. lol.

I was going to post something entirely different, BUT, mrs.Rossy says this next one in her opinion is the most beautifull piece of music in the world, I don't think it is off topic, because she heard it first in her childhood.

So here is Mrs Rossys beautifull music.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 01:13 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Good song Wayne, and one that makes me a little frightened to look in wardrobes. lol.

I was going to post something entirely different, BUT, mrs.Rossy says this next one in her opinion is the most beautifull piece of music in the world, I don't think it is off topic, because she heard it first in her childhood.

So here is Mrs Rossys beautifull music.


My compliments to Mrs. Rossy! I actually have this very recording. As I said earlier , my taste in music is VERY eclectic. I love choral music, and sang in choirs throughout my school years.

Thanks. I'll be posting again on Monday.

PS: I just finished visiting an old college friend, told him about this forum, and he made some great suggestions for me to share. I have plenty I've already come up with myself.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 01:42 AM

I won't have to wait until Monday after all. I solved a part of my tech problems. Now we can give the proper respect due to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! She also sang her own version of the Stones' "Satisfaction." Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 05:05 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Brilliant Elssa, and very sad you dont hear much of her on the radio. Do you remember my next offering :The incredible string band and "The sailer and the Dancer?"
Looking at the comments on Utube for this, I was pleasently and happily surprised by the younger folk getting into it!

Enjoy.


Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks

Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 11:30 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
So here is Mrs Rossys beautifull music.


Can you tell us who this is? I like this but wouldn't know where to begin looking for it without a few pointers.

EDIT - I went looking and have located "Treasures of English Church Music" CD. Now I'd like to find a CD of all those hymns we used to sing at school in the UK in the late 50s early 60s. (Yes, I'm a boomer).
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 12:25 PM

Originally Posted by CaptainKawai
Originally Posted by Rostosky
So here is Mrs Rossys beautifull music.


Can you tell us who this is? I like this but wouldn't know where to begin looking for it without a few pointers.

EDIT - I went looking and have located "Treasures of English Church Music" CD. Now I'd like to find a CD of all those hymns we used to sing at school in the UK in the late 50s early 60s. (Yes, I'm a boomer).


I'm glad to see I'm not the only boomer!

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 02:20 PM

Mrs Rossy is right. In the Renaissance, the music reached the highest point of the beauty, maybe too soon. It's just my opinion, as well.

Here's my proposal.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 02:27 PM

I was just about to post some Siouxsie sioux and the Banshees.
There are so many brilliant tracks siouxsie does, that I was finding it hard to choose.
I had allready decided to mention that siouxsie has often said Her biggest influence was the Velvet underground, then I found this... Siouxsie with the creatures AND John Cale !!

The quality is very poor, but it is worth it, A little girl with Spiked up hair gets up on stage, Siouxsie generously says, "you can stay here for the next song if you like"

Then John Cale pretends to violin bow the little ones spikey hair, Siouxsie tells him not to be mean, Cale says OK..

Marvellous.. Siouxsie and john cale: Venus in furs.

That kid will have such a tale to tell in the future.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 02:31 PM

Sorry Recardo, we posted at the exact same time it appears, thanks for that , it is beautifull.
Just before you say mrs Rossy is right ( I have to, in fact I have to say she is allways right, its the law in the Rossy house.!)
You have to remember that she was a teenager during the punk years, and as such , loves bands that may frighten folk, as well as Nick cave and Tom Waites....
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 02:51 PM

A bit delayed here, but yes, very nice Mrs Rossy, and I liked the earlier post of;
Who knows where the time goes? BY fairport
Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 02:52 PM

Rostosky! Fantastic contribution from Mrs Rossy. Could we have some information about the piece, so that I can go through my LPs and see if I have it. If I dont, I will have to buy it.
Recaredo, info please.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 02:56 PM

Oh Rostosky, I don't know if I can say it, because of now you are a member so serious. But I'll be courageous.

Recardo is nice nick. You only have to change one letter, and you get my real name. But actually my nick is not Recardo, but Recaredo. wink
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 03:07 PM

Cubop, Tomás Luis de Victoria was a Spanish composer of the Renaissance. If you liked O Magnum Mysterium, I recommend you this recording, about his Requiem. I feel this composition like one of the greatest works ever written in the history of the music.

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 05:08 PM

Originally Posted by Elssa
I'm enjoying all these "blasts from the past" - great music. smile Here's something from someone I never hear on the radio anymore.

Joni Mitchell



Great pick Elssa - Joni has always been one of my favorites.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 05:22 PM

Cubop I think all the info can be found here.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Allegri

Funny thing is the pope was trying to keep this piece all to himself and his minions, so they could play it once a year round easter. He didnt count on Motzart, hearing it twice in the sistine chapel, going away and writing it out from memory.

The pope had allready said anyone who did this would get excomunicated, however motzart didnt as the Pope thought he had made an amazing job of it.

Recaredo, or "Not nice Nick" sorry, about that I am usually more carefull.

MY next BIG remember is so BIG it is on youtube in two parts, being nearly twenty minits long, quite a feat of lyrical story telling, from Woody Guthries Son Arlo Guthrie.

A friend of my fathers told me my father liked Arlo Guthrie, I said "what? Alices restaurant and stuff"

My fathers friend said "NO, he doesn't know about that or the other "stuff" for gawdsake dont mention it, he doesn't really know much about Arlo Guthrie!"

So, the fantastically funny story of Alices Restaurant, definately NOT dedicated to my old man.!!!

Part 1:


And PArt 2:



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 05:33 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
Mrs Rossy is right. In the Renaissance, the music reached the highest point of the beauty, maybe too soon. It's just my opinion, as well.

Here's my proposal.


Amazing! This is memory lane for me. We performed this in my high school concert choir. I always loved it, and the experience of participating in choral groups. Thanks.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 06:03 PM

Originally Posted by cubop
Rostosky! Fantastic contribution from Mrs Rossy. Could we have some information about the piece, so that I can go through my LPs and see if I have it. If I dont, I will have to buy it.
Recaredo, info please.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.


I have a CD of "Allegri: Miserere" performed by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral under the direction of Stephen Cleobury my copy was released in 1983 by the Decca Record Company Limited in London. I hope that is an additional help.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 06:06 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Cubop I think all the info can be found here.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Allegri

Funny thing is the pope was trying to keep this piece all to himself and his minions, so they could play it once a year round easter. He didnt count on Motzart, hearing it twice in the sistine chapel, going away and writing it out from memory.

The pope had allready said anyone who did this would get excomunicated, however motzart didnt as the Pope thought he had made an amazing job of it.

Recaredo, or "Not nice Nick" sorry, about that I am usually more carefull.

MY next BIG remember is so BIG it is on youtube in two parts, being nearly twenty minits long, quite a feat of lyrical story telling, from Woody Guthries Son Arlo Guthrie.

A friend of my fathers told me my father liked Arlo Guthrie, I said "what? Alices restaurant and stuff"

My fathers friend said "NO, he doesn't know about that or the other "stuff" for gawdsake dont mention it, he doesn't really know much about Arlo Guthrie!"

So, the fantastically funny story of Alices Restaurant, definately NOT dedicated to my old man.!!!




Memory lane again! Thanks

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 07:22 PM

Technically, there is not too much remembering (or the reminissing word) thing here, but I love the cranberries, Delores voice is unique.

This is probably the only song called Zombie that isnt about zombies as we know them, no need to trouble Milla Jovovich on this one then. ( I might just email her again to see if she has changed her mind about coming to Wales.)

The Cranberries and Zombie.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 07:48 PM

Good one that Rossy, I've dug the sheet music out to that now. Seems our musical taste's do cross at times.

My daily offerings:



Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 08:06 PM

Thanks to Rostosky, Recaredo and Griffin. Found out I dont have the Miserere, so yet another thing to buy. Pianoworld can be an expensive place to visit with all the CDs and books people manage to convince you that you must have. NOT to speak of the DPs you MUST have.
Well, dont mind me, just continue your reminissing. Since Guthrie has been mentioned, Bob Dylan might turn up sooner or later.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 08:22 PM

Rossy provided us with a link earlier in these posts of the late Gary Moore performance. It got me to thinking about a topic I've taken an interest in lately; the relationships between American and British blues performers. I'm certainly no expert to discuss it with. I could recommend a few resources I've found helpful in learning more. I'd be happy to share those if you send me a PM.

Last night I came across this performance of Gary Moore with B.B. King in London. It's just what I was looking for to give an idea of what impressed me when I first heard musicians like Eric Clapton when I was a student in the 1960s.

Enjoy!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 08:34 PM

Excellent Choice Wayne, Shirley Manson is my mistress, Allthough this isn't common knowledge, she is allways emailing me saying how sorry she is for "unfriending" me on facebook.

I drew 16 pictures of her in one day once, I drew myself in all of them holding hands with her and mrs Rossy at the same time.

Shirley can be a little Jealous of mrs R at times.

Shirley Manson is so underated, She played the wonderfull emotionaless Katherine Weaver in "the sarah conner chronicles" proving that her acting abilities are on a par with her singing talent.

I prefer No. 1 crush by garbage. so here it is.

Wayne, if you have the sheet to the Cranberries, please can I have a copy?


Everywhere I looked for the sheet to no. 1 crush, it was like "forget it , it's just too complex!"
Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 08:59 PM

Griffin. Am enjoying. That BB King/Moore video is terrific. Listened once, then played it again, and played along. There is a lot of talk about the blues in the forum. Just listen to this, and get what its all about. It can sound pretty good on a piano too.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 09:04 PM

Originally Posted by cubop
Thanks to Rostosky, Recaredo and Griffin. Found out I dont have the Miserere, so yet another thing to buy. Pianoworld can be an expensive place to visit with all the CDs and books people manage to convince you that you must have. NOT to speak of the DPs you MUST have.
Well, dont mind me, just continue your reminissing. Since Guthrie has been mentioned, Bob Dylan might turn up sooner or later.


Cubop, I've been remiss in not presenting the great Bob Dylan. After all, since he is a fellow Minnesota native like me, it only seems appropriate that I should do the honors.

Enjoy!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 09:12 PM

Excellent Griffin, Magic choice....
Heres another,
This took me ages to learn so I could busk it, the chords are easy on guitar,
The lyrics.. Twelve verses, I tried and tried to learn all the words, it took me ages, I got it in the end, "mrs Rossy" taught me how to use "coathangers" as a remembering tool, it really works, and worked for me..
Mind you first time I busked it, I was sue I would forget one verse, but I didn't.. yeeeha.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 09:12 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Excellent Choice Wayne, Shirley Manson is my mistress, Allthough this isn't common knowledge, she is allways emailing me saying how sorry she is for "unfriending" me on facebook.

I drew 16 pictures of her in one day once, I drew myself in all of them holding hands with her and mrs Rossy at the same time.

Shirley can be a little Jealous of mrs R at times.

Shirley Manson is so underated, She played the wonderfull emotionaless Katherine Weaver in "the sarah conner chronicles" proving that her acting abilities are on a par with her singing talent.

I prefer No. 1 crush by garbage. so here it is.

Wayne, if you have the sheet to the Cranberries, please can I have a copy?


Everywhere I looked for the sheet to no. 1 crush, it was like "forget it , it's just too complex!"


http://www.wj.talktalk.net/abf/r.pdf
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 09:34 PM

Thanks for that Link Wayne, I will be a playing that piece tommorrow now!
magic, and good memories.
Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 10:10 PM

Anyone remember Magma? If anyone is fluent in Kobaïan maybe they can explain the lyrics to me.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 10:49 PM

This is what wicki says: Kobaïan is a lyrical language created by French drummer and composer Christian Vander for his progressive rock band Magma. It is the language of Kobaïa, a fictional planet invented by Vander and the setting for a musical "space opera" sung in Kobaïan by Magma on ten concept albums.

What I say does not matter. BUT, if it did, it would sound like this: "How the Hades did they get away with TEN concept albumns?"

And there was me in all innocence,not believing there was anything worse than Jazz!

This is really going to please the jazz buffs, because if you add a made up language to jazz, apparently you end up with something that makes "ordinary" jazz look good, the one thing I was hoping not to prove on my serious thread !!

A swift decoy needed, in the form of mr.Neil young . From the albumn "Rust never sleeps" and Thrasher.

"where the aimless blade of science chopped the pearly gates(in two)
It was then I knew I'd had enough,and burnt my credit card for fuel"

This example is excellent, because Neil Young F***s up real bad, and has to start a verse again, proving that even the great are not infalible!! Remember your own song Neil !!


Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 11:00 PM

That's interesting - I was considering putting up a link to an acoustic Neil Young track to follow up from the Joni. I would have picked Sugar Mountain.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 11:04 PM

Thats another Cracker ChrisG, sorry about my "thing" about Jazz, I just have this "Thing" about jazz, loads of folk know I have a brain "Issue" over it!!

I edited the text on the neil young because I forgot to put in about him making a reall big C*** up in the song and having to start a verse again!! (off or On day!)
Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 11:04 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky

What I say does not matter. BUT, if it did, it would sound like this: "How the Hades did they get away with TEN concept albumns?"

And there was me in all innocence,not believing there was anything worse than Jazz!

This is really going to please the jazz buffs, because if you add a made up language to jazz, apparently you end up with something that makes "ordinary" jazz look good, the one thing I was hoping not to prove on my serious thread !!



I guess I just have a soft spot for anyone who would do anything as obsessively crazy as invent their own language for their music. I couldn't imagine Justin Bieber or Katie Perry doing that.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 11:13 PM

Your right Chris, its my problem, and I should not have even mentioned it!! After all the links I put to Dead can dance are another band that use "invented language" I apologise.
(Its just the J thing!) anyways, here is something I hope you agree is totally beautifull and calm for nightime...

Moody blues: "candle of life"
Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 11:43 PM

Haven't heard the Moody Blues in a while, that is indeed a beautiful piece of music. I think I recognize the location where the waterfall photo was taken, if I'm not mistaken that is at Logan pass in Glacier national patk.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 11:46 PM

Originally Posted by Chris G
Anyone remember Magma? If anyone is fluent in Kobaïan maybe they can explain the lyrics to me.


Some parts of their music reminds me of the Ward Swingle Singers who sang Baroque music in a modern jazz style in the 1960s. The choral group I sang in had fun doing some of those numbers with a few jazz musicians.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/11/11 11:53 PM

My last post for tonight, something soothing.
Melanie: "Hey mr. Tambourine man"
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 12:15 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
My last post for tonight, something soothing.
Melanie: "Hey mr. Tambourine man"


Very lovely Rossy. Sleep well!

Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 12:30 AM

Soothing (pushes Muse behind the cushion)...okay.

This is mine - and just to make it extra "classy", Mr Hayward's joined by the London Philharmonic and some Batty bloke who had something to do with furry things on Wimbledom Common...

Not the best quality vid, but you get the (hopefully soothing) idea.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 12:44 AM

Originally Posted by Sly Cat
Soothing (pushes Muse behind the cushion)...okay.

This is mine - and just to make it extra "classy", Mr Hayward's joined by the London Philharmonic and some Batty bloke who had something to do with furry things on Wimbledom Common...

Not the best quality vid, but you get the (hopefully soothing) idea.


I wondered when some one would bring Moody Blues up. Thanks Sly Cat and Rossy.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 01:15 AM

This will be my last post for the evening. Here's a lullaby sung by one of my favorite folk singers, Odetta. Enjoy!

[video:youtube]> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7QXidR_Aks&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 01:26 AM

I am not sure whether this counts as a reminiscence, its an old song with a awesome new twist. It's a nice foil to Griffin's great posting, but I don't recommend listening to this before bedtime. It's a good waker-uper though.


Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 10:33 AM

Originally Posted by polyphasicpianist
I am not sure whether this counts as a reminiscence, its an old song with a awesome new twist. It's a nice foil to Griffin's great posting, but I don't recommend listening to this before bedtime. It's a good waker-uper though.


Hah! "Amadeus" brings back all sorts of memories.

The metallic twist is interesting, I think I like it. And fortunately, it is morning and I am wide awake.
Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 10:45 AM

Right.

That's it.

Wake up music, is it?

Fine.

Gawd, I LOVE Muse! xxx

P.S. - turn the volume up for this one.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 02:00 PM

SlyCat, wow, I was going to post that Justin Hayward, thanks so much, I love that. I also love loads of early Muse big time.

And to show that Mathew bellamy of Muse is quite capable, here is a video of him playing Chopin,Nocturne op9 no. no2.

Muse + chopin!!!


AND for the beautifull day ahead for everyone...Beautifull day by the levellers, a song about a beautifull day, does what it says on the tin!! "and nothing is impossible"
This video takes a few seconds before it starts, dont panic it is there!!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 05:33 PM

Hello,
For some reason I've been thinking about Chicago. No, not the city, the performers. It was one of the few groups I heard at the time in which brass instruments were used.

Enjoy!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 05:40 PM

Aha, good remember Grifffin.. chicago, first heard at my mates house , he had a penchant for this one which I loved too.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 05:56 PM

[quote=Rostosky]Aha, good remember Grifffin.. chicago, first heard at my mates house , he had a penchant for this one which I loved too.

/quote]

Nice one Rossy! I always loved this one as well. I enjoyed listening to it today while having my lunch break. I'll have a few more to share later.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 06:11 PM

Heres another you may remember, it came at round about the same time-ish.
Liverpool express, you are my love.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 07:12 PM

I always stop what I'm doing (if feasible) when I hear the magic voice of Etta James singing "At Last." Enjoy!



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 07:24 PM

Fabulous Griffin......I did have a song in mind for today, but i'll leave it for a more appropriate time.

instead.....

Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 07:31 PM

Well, today was a lovely day.... (queue song and no apologies for the eye-bleeding psychodelia, I'm in that sorta mood.)



Class, this.

smile

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 07:33 PM

That was really beautifull Griffin, thank you.

I spotted that Slycats "signature" says "rap is to music what etch a sketch is to art"

And I agree totally, except, she must have either forgot, or not know, about JCC : John cooper clarke. John can be described as the Grandfather of Rap, But he always has something worthwile to say, unlike todays alleged rappers, smacking their bitches and other such garbage.

John Cooper clarke, Beasley street.




Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 07:41 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
SlyCat, wow, I was going to post that Justin Hayward, thanks so much, I love that. I also love loads of early Muse big time.

And to show that Mathew bellamy of Muse is quite capable, here is a video of him playing Chopin,Nocturne op9 no. no2.

Muse + chopin!!!


He's such a git. Then again, he was playing piano before he could walk, almost. His dad was in The Tornados so he grew up with so many musical advantages.

SOME of us have to wait till we're adults before learning piano.

(sigh)

He's a good git, though.

This one's for Mr Bellamy senior.




Originally Posted by Rostosky

I spotted that Slycats "signature" says "rap is to music what etch a sketch is to art"


I can call it crap with the silent "c" if you prefer....

Oh alright, there are one or two that are palatable - but by and large... (makes retching noises)

I can listen to just about any sort of music and enjoy it - with the exception of almost all C&W and (c)rap.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 08:18 PM

SLYCAT, this is so weird, you would not believe what I was just about to post... hang loose two mins and I will post what I am on about....
Did you check the john cooper clarke out?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 08:29 PM

Here we are Slycat, this was going to be my next post wow, synchronocity!!

Now the reasons: everybody remembers "Telstar" but when I was little and used to listen to me mams records, the very first thing I figured out musically was this:

That the Tornadoes "Globetrotter" was a rip off of "Venus in Blue Jeans" by Jimmy clanton.

See what you think, compare and contrast... I was just 4 years old when I figured this. MY mam would have none of it,and kept saying they were completely different songs and had no similarity!!






Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 09:06 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Here we are Slycat, this was going to be my next post wow, synchronocity!!

Now the reasons: everybody remembers "Telstar" but when I was little and used to listen to me mams records, the very first thing I figured out musically was this:

That the Tornadoes "Globetrotter" was a rip off of "Venus in Blue Jeans" by Jimmy clanton.

See what you think, compare and contrast... I was just 4 years old when I figured this. MY mam would have none of it,and kept saying they were completely different songs and had no similarity!!



Sly Cat and Rossy are taking me WAY back to my pre-teens with Jimmy Clanton's hit song, and "Telstar." I can't say they were among my favorites. However, I heard them just about everyday on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" show on TV.

Also, the song "Telstar" was released (don't remember dates) after the U.S. successfully launched the Telstar satellite into space, thereby opening up cross continental communications in ways we now take for granted.

Sly Cat, and Wayne, I loved your follow ups to my Etta James. Totally enjoyed hearing Roberta Flack and Bill Withers. Since we are having this talk via Piano World, it seems appropriate to mention that Roberta Flack is not only a gifted singer, she also taught piano lessons for many years in Washington, D.C.

I'm looking forward to more posts, and I will send a few more later today.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 09:24 PM

Rossy, lol, they're almost identical! Nowadays, we'd say, Venus in Blue Jeans, was sampled in the Tornadoes Globetrotter

Hope you don't mind me going slightly OT, but I love this one, I play a version of this, just by ear, it seems there aren't many piano covers of this on YT, appart from BBK, who is, I must say, really good!

Part of the song was created/inspired by the sound of hung, glass bottles, clanging

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 09:40 PM

My next offering is Stoke Newington London band "The sons of the desert" before anyone gets confused there is also an American band with this name.

The line up was then: Ewan Shiels (songwriter, vocals and mandolin), Tracey Booth (vocals, bodhran and tambourine among others), Joseph Doherty (violin and saxophone), Stephen Harrison (double bass) and Johnny Nolan (guitar).

For the first albumn entitled "cannibal hood carnival hat"
The artist who made the painting and drawings of the record sleeve is Tony "Doc" Shiels, Ewan's father, former famous illusionist and author of the first official Nessy colour photograph!

Anyways, here is their version of the Stones "Paint it black"
OMG>
OMG...OMG, OMG, OMG, There is a "precurser" Of the Note reader International inc "bag on the head" in this video from 1990, Notereader International R&D division Wales UK, has only just spotted this, And will be informing head office.

[video:youtube]p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-yQlejdVkI[/video]
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 10:13 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Rossy, lol, they're almost identical! Nowadays, we'd say, Venus in Blue Jeans, was sampled in the Tornadoes Globetrotter

Hope you don't mind me going slightly OT, but I love this one, I play a version of this, just by ear, it seems there aren't many piano covers of this on YT, appart from BBK, who is, I must say, really good!

Part of the song was created/inspired by the sound of hung, glass bottles, clanging



She was good. However, I'm rushing to the kitchen to make an omelette. I don't like my eggs sunnyside up!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 10:19 PM


Time for a change of pace, and back down memory road to the late 1950s. Here's Little Richard!

Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 10:22 PM

Wayne, Roberta Flack is wonderful, as always. Then I tried Bjork, and got the following message: This video is not available in your country.
It is not the first time I wonder what sort of country I am living in, but anyways, there is no shortage of idiots anywhere, and not all of them are useful idiots.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 10:37 PM

Wayne, I was really looking forward to Bjork, I have a thing about her and regularly send her emails, I know she is to busy to answer me, but never mind...

I got the message "embedding disabled by request" and had to go watch on you tuby....
Excellent, thanks, I know it got criticised, but I loved her in that film "dancer in the dark"
Brilliant.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 10:42 PM

Griffin, check out this interview and see what Ian Hunter says about little richard and jerry lewis...
This is a very very funny interview, Hunter is hilarious about Barry manilow who did a cover of the Ian hunter song Ships.

Also, since this interview Ian has of course been inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame....
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 10:45 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
I got the message "embedding disabled by request" and had to go watch on you tuby....


I got that on 2 of the vids in this thread, I'm guessing it depends on your locality?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 11:24 PM

Ah local vids for local people. Nothing here for you, your not local? like Royston vasey!!!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 11:35 PM

Allthough from 1976, if this had been slipped into the Rocky Horror picture show, it would not have been out of place.

The Tubes, and Dont touch me there.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/12/11 11:48 PM

Mrs Rossy has just indicated where this song should appear in the Rocky Horror picture show, and who should sing it...

It is alluded to in the rocky horror show, that Columbia has had in the past a scene with Eddy (meat loaf) "When Eddy said he didnt like his teddy, you knew he was a no good kid,but when he threatened your life, with a switchblade knife, what a guy, makes you cry, and I did"

Thats the chorus to eddys song of course.

Well, mrs Rossy reckons that the Tubes "dont touch me there" would be absolutely fitting for a Back story for Columbia and Eddy, and can hear them singing it no probs!!

what do you guys reckon?

Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 12:19 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Did you check the john cooper clarke out?


Did. And I didn't puke. I'm so proud of me.

Actually, it wasn't bad - I kinda sorta enjoyed it - but if you tell anyone, I may have to kill you. I have my reputation to maintain...

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Here we are Slycat, this was going to be my next post wow, synchronocity!!


Uh...no. Synchronicity was The Police, not The Tornadoes.

Oh shush, it's late and this is as good as the humour gets. :p

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Now the reasons: everybody remembers "Telstar" but when I was little and used to listen to me mams records, the very first thing I figured out musically was this:

That the Tornadoes "Globetrotter" was a rip off of "Venus in Blue Jeans" by Jimmy clanton.

See what you think, compare and contrast... I was just 4 years old when I figured this. MY mam would have none of it,and kept saying they were completely different songs and had no similarity!!


I think...no disrespect to your mam...but, well, is she a bit musically deaf? They're pretty much identical!

And both released in 1962...so who ripped off whom?

It's Vanilla Ice and "Under Pressure" all over again.


Originally Posted by griffin2417
Sly Cat, and Wayne, I loved your follow ups to my Etta James. Totally enjoyed hearing Roberta Flack and Bill Withers.



Glad you enjoyed Bill. That's such a timeless song. I remembered feeling very proud when I first heard it as a sprogg in the seventies and tried singing along with it, that it only took me three goes to be able to hold that extra-long "day" near the end.

'Course, I was seeing stars, not having a trained voice or anything, but I was still chuffed to bits.

Ahh, memories... smile

And for my final offering of the night - having just re-watched the film, I leave you all with a little tenderness (just don't tell the manthing or he'll get jealous) from Joe Cocker's understudy (well, he shoulda been!), the amazing Andrew Strong.

(I can NOT believe he was only 16/17 during the filming of this!)


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 12:51 AM

Thanks for that Slycat, very nice song indeed, as I was listening to it, I thought I shall have to make a last post before bedtime. I was having a little think, and was staring at the computor screen of your video.....

And for some reason, I thought of this...and thought to my self "self thats a damn fine thing to be thinking of just before bedtime" So here it is,

Robert Palmer: Addicted to love. (I likes bouncy numbers around bedtime)
Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 01:48 AM

Originally Posted by Sly Cat
Well, today was a lovely day.... (queue song and no apologies for the eye-bleeding psychodelia, I'm in that sorta mood.)



Class, this.

smile


I love this! Thanks, everyone, for the memories and also the great songs I never heard before. smile

Here's some more of Joni... (Live in London, 1974)

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 02:32 AM

Thanks for the other Joni selection Elssa. She is wonderful. She's also very versatile with her range in style. I've heard some very decent jazz solos. My last post for the evening will be Richie Havens. Thanks everyone for another lovely day along Memory Lane. I'm looking forward to hearing more!

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdCx-1afCgM&feature=youtube_gdata_player [/video]

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 05:28 AM

I can't believe nobody has played any Tom Waits yet! Shame on you people!

I didn't know what song to pick, there are so many good ones. Ultimately this is what I choose. It is not the most representative of Tom Waits music, but I hope everyone likes it anyway.


Posted By: hawgdriver

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 07:02 AM

speaking of Vanilla Ice, can anyone in this erudite circle identify who provided a similar treatment to this Eno gem, and identify three reasons anyone should care?
Posted By: clayts

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 12:36 PM

frank zappa is god
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 01:07 PM

Hello Everyone,
I don't know why I felt like hearing some dancing music this morning. I've chosen the Doobie Brothers for my first posting today. Enjoy!


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 02:25 PM

One thing I am certain of, there are rules for harmony, I have a few books about harmony writing, and as yet, I confess, they confuse me. What doesn't confuse me is when I know I am hearing beautifull harmonies....

Everly brothers. crying in the rain.

Polyphasicpianist, Mrs Rossy is the single biggest Tom Waits fan in the world, she takes a little issue, and says The Albumns: Bone machine, Black rider, Rain Dogs and Franks wild years, are the better example of Tom Waites capabilities.

I will be putting some of these songs up later, "Crossroads", and "Blackwing" Stay tuned!

Thanks for the Doobie Brothers post Griffin, it led me onto the everly brothers perfectly!!

Hawqdriver, I am not familier with Vanilla Ice at all, but love Bryan eno, and the work he did with Roxy of course.
Roxy!Oh yes!

Clayts, I agree that Zappa is good, (but not God) and am extremely Honoured that your very last post was on the thread I started, and am sad that you have been banned.





Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 02:29 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Ah local vids for local people. Nothing here for you, your not local? like Royston vasey!!!


The league of gentlemen, love it, some great sketches! The whole series is on Youtube, something worth watching again, when not on the piano or PW!

(Only just seen Clayts posts, makes a change to see someone else get into trouble)
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 02:43 PM

Before Tom waites, I thought I would just remind everyone that Kylie Minogue has been involved in at least one worthwhile enterprise,

Here she is with Nick Cave, Where the wild roses grow. Beautifull song, I hope you agree...
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 02:58 PM

Well, by special request. smile

Here's something I loved once upon a time, and still enjoy. - I believe the version on the LP is a bit softer, and I think slower too.
It was on the first LP I ever bought. Recently I bought the CD smile

I'm also quite a huge fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 03:10 PM

Excellent Casinitaly, and quite a surprise, you gave no clue to being a "yes" fan!! brilliant.

because I just posted Kylie and Nick cave, that made my mind go slightly Down under in its thinking, andthats when I remembered Icehouse, another excellent Australian band...."Hey little girl"
Brilliant song.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 03:37 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Excellent Casinitaly, and quite a surprise, you gave no clue to being a "yes" fan!! brilliant.



Ah, Ros, I have hidden depths.


I also liked this one - and quite a bit of country



You know what happens if you play a country western album backwards?

Your wife comes back, you have your job again, and your dog isn't dead.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 04:09 PM

Casinitaly, I cant get this last one you posted to play, so I dont know who it is by or what it is called or even what it sounds like boo hoo...
Mrs Rossy, figured why, I have sent a PM to you.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 04:20 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Casinitaly, I cant get this last one you posted to play, so I dont know who it is by or what it is called or even what it sounds like boo hoo...
I dont know if it is just my system or if others can play it or what?


fixed it - smile

and here is the other one I tried to insert but had troubles with....

Posted By: hawgdriver

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 04:25 PM

Originally Posted by casinitaly
I'm also quite a huge fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Same. I listened to the soundtrack (of the movie) about about a billion times as a teenager.

Grif--I've been "singing" (how could I really sing like MM?) that song all morning. One of my favorites.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 04:38 PM

Perhaps Mrs. Rossy would be more happy with this



Or this


Posted By: Legal Beagle

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 04:49 PM

OK, I suppose it's about time I jumped in here. Great thread and some great postings.

I'm taking exception to griffin. No offense, griff, to the fine Michael McDonald song you put up, but I think of that as being a much more contemporary song, done after he went off on his own "light rock" solo career.

When I reminisce about the Doobie Brothers (and I do... they were the first concert I ever went to!), I think more of THIS sort of thing...

Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 05:11 PM

Joni Mitchell - sweet. Thanks for that.

Addicted to Love - oh em gee! The memories that brings back...and, on the same day, another song brings back the same memories.

Here it is:



Memories of a perfect day with my best friend, getting ready to go out to a club.

We had to beat the manthings off with a stick (metaphorically speaking), we were just so utterly magnificent that night. grin
Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 05:20 PM

Originally Posted by clayts
frank zappa is god


No he isn't! That's Stewie Griffin. After all, he enjoys reading the bible - here's proof:

Stewie - "My my, what a thumping good read. Lions eating Christians, people nailing each other to two-by-fours. I'll say, you won't find that in Winnie the Pooh."

Case is rested. :p


DISCLAIMER - this is humour, not intended to be offensive to the religiously minded.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 05:29 PM

having a strange intermittent connection problem at the moment, hope it clears up..
Legal, if you look on page six of this thread, sons of the desert video,did you notice the notereader "bag on the head"??

Slycat, strange story about Kate, she has a house that is next to a beach, it has a beach house.
The young uns, were making out in her beach house,and she was not amused and has installed Video cameras, not too sure if thats to stop them or....the other thing!

Polyphasicpianist, mrs Rossy says "warm beer cold women" is very rare and is off a live albumn called "Nighthawks at the diner"
She has not got this, and asks if you have?

"Going out west " she knows well, being from "Bone machine"

Her two personal favourites from her top nine are,

Rubys arms, from heart attack and vine.
Cold cold ground: from Franks wild years.
Who are you: bone machine.
A little rain: bone machine.
Black wings: bone machine.
Whistle down the wind: Bone machine.
Just the right Bullets: black rider.
Last rose of summer, and corssroads both from black rider.

So here is Rubys arms, and Black wings. Enjoy!!

[video:youtube]tp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlMOJoyx6L0&feature=related[/video]



Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 05:49 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Slycat, strange story about Kate, she has a house that is next to a beach, it has a beach house.
The young uns, were making out in her beach house,and she was not amused and has installed Video cameras, not too sure if thats to stop them or....the other thing!


The other thing.

(nods)

Depend upon it.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 06:01 PM

Ah loads of folk seem to like the rosky horror picture show...
So heres the time warp...ENJOY!!!
Posted By: Legal Beagle

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 06:34 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
... Legal, if you look on page six of this thread, sons of the desert video,did you notice the notereader "bag on the head"??...


HA! I missed it entirely, as well as your reference to it. Obviously an awkward and clunky forerunner. Nice work, R&D Division, Wales UK, in providing us with the sleeker, more modern version.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 07:14 PM

What had the same glasses as buddy holly, looked like buddy holly, was about the same size and weight as buddy holly, and also played the guitar But, wasn't buddy holly?

That would be Elvis costello then!! what ever happened to him I wonder?

Watching the detectives...
Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 08:59 PM

Hah! Beat me to the Time Warp.

But, for some strange and unusual reason, the wonderful Elvis Costello's Detectives made me think of this...



Now, who remembers that tellivisual oddity "It's a Knockout?" (Jeux Sans Frontiers was the original French version - as we all no doubt know.)

I have vague recollections of Knockout from my sprogghood. I remember they redid it with (and I apologise in advance for invoking the name) Keith Chegwin (and there's my Rocky Horror tie-in) and it was utterly nightmarish.

But sometimes, I just have longings to see an oversized penguin on ice skates walloping greased-up contestants with a giant cotton bud.

Call me weird if you like...
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 09:08 PM

Thanks Slycat, thats my favourite gabriel track, along with salisbury hill!

As to greased up roller skating penguins wacking each other off with wet fish, I believe you are thinking of the House of commons, or maybe the Lords?

This next one got everyone talking at the time, great video as well!!

AHA, and take on me....
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 09:48 PM

Rostosky
I was fascinated with that vid as a kid!

My daily contribution, (I've been playing this lately) featured in our video poker game.............

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 09:55 PM

AHA , good one Wayne, I like that a lot, well, theres nowt on the telly tonight here in Wales, (again, as per usual)and I cannot play me piano because the next door man will get cystitis again. So its a music online night for me.
Heres a weird one, i reckon most folk will remember where they were and what they were doing when they first heard this - unusual - for - the - time- sound.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 10:01 PM

I remember lining up for the midnight shows of Rocky Horror Picture Show. It used to be shown every Friday night in the summer, and every second Friday night in the winter at one specific cinema in our town.

I think I still know all the words to all the songs - we have two copies of the LP (from combining households when we got married smile ) , the cd, and the dvd. Yes, we're fans.

Elvis Costello!!!!!!!!!!
We saw him in concert here (Milan) for Valentine's day in 1998 (or 97...)
We have MANY of his albums. I love Watching the Detectives, and here's another fave....



I think he's still going strong. I've seen him in several movies playing cameo roles, usually as himself.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 10:10 PM

Excellent Cas, thanks, I saw him a long time ago indeed!!
heres a couple from a band no one has mentioned yet!!

Fleetwood mac.. "the chain".. and "go your own way"

Most folk will recognise the second half of "the chain" as UK television used it for formula one racing for years, Mrs Rossy was very surprised to learn that "the formula one racing music had a begining that was very different to the one she was used too!"

I loved "go your own way" Just for the drumming, and used to wait and wait for that extra kick beat to happen!!!!Wonderfull.

Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 10:13 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky

As to greased up roller skating penguins wacking each other off with wet fish, I believe you are thinking of the House of commons, or maybe the Lords?


(facepalm)

Of course, that's it. Easy mistake to make...

Originally Posted by Rostosky
This next one got everyone talking at the time, great video as well!!


Ahh, now you're talking. That was such a landmark video at the time, if I remember - but it reminded me a lot of that dressing room part (about a minute and a half through the vid) of Queen's "Save Me". Take a look, see what you think. (Excellent ditty, too.)



Now thinking of Peter Gabriel makes me think of that pretty surreal but quite watchable video to Sledgehammer, which in turn makes me think of Oscar's nightclub and a particularly generous trivia machine...but I digress.



...and THAT (strangely) alwasy links in my mind with the legendary Ian Dury and his Rhythm Stick (must be the whole percussive thing...sledgehammers, sticks etc.) No idea - but enjoy the music anyway.



Woah. A three video post.

I'm on a roll.

P.S. in my mind, Rumours was the best album Fleetwood Mac ever made.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 10:35 PM

I see what you mean about the Queen Video Sly Cat...

Right For all out nostalgia, I have decided to pull out one of my special "Big guns"

I was lucky enough to see Hawkwind perform on stage at around 3.30 am on solstice morning, with the solstice sunrise just an hour away over the stones at stonehenge.
Nothing,but nothing in my whole life has ever bettered that.

One thing I have always wondered, is this: If I was Lemmy,say, then with some of the money I had made, I would have got rid of "that" growth, yep you know, the "bibbely" thing that is extraneous to what one needs on any given face.....it has got bigger over the years as this video from way back proves....

Hawkwind, SIlver Machine....

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/13/11 11:54 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Polyphasicpianist, mrs Rossy says "warm beer cold women" is very rare and is off a live albumn called "Nighthawks at the diner"
She has not got this, and asks if you have?


I do have the album on compact disc but not on vinyl. I actually find Nighthawks to be his best album.

I don't collect vinyl records, but if she wants a copy there are quite a few on this side of the Atlantic. Even Amazon has some new and used ones.

http://www.amazon.com/Nighthawks-At..._3?ie=UTF8&qid=1310601082&sr=8-3
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 12:24 AM

Thanks for that polyphasicpianist, much appreciated, I think Mrs.R is now onto it. Again thanks.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 01:02 AM

I guess I am orf to beddyboze, to dream or doze, I think this next one is equally good last thing at night or first thing in the morning.

Procol Harum, and.... what else? Whiter shade of pale.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 05:22 AM


It's been a long day, and I need to unwind! Glad to see so many new contributors. I'll have a closer listen tomorrow. I've decided to unwind to the voice and guitar of Joan Baez. Here's "Farewell Angelina." I hope you enjoy it.

Pleasant dreams!



Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 05:29 AM

Ooh, I love that one, Rostosky. G'nite! thumb

Dancin' in the Moonlight



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 12:54 PM

Good morning! Elssa's last post got me in the mood to start the day with Van Morrison. I was introduced to his music by one of my college friends in 1968. I loved it because it was jazzy, and it was fun to dance to!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 01:07 PM


Continuing down memory lane, I love Gladys Knight and the Pipps! This is one of my favorites.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 01:30 PM


Sorry to have to do one after another. However, I won't have too much time until late today

Stevie Wonder was the first posting I shared when we got started with our Memory Lane music last week. This was definitely one of my favorites during the 1970s. Here is "Superstitions."


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 01:37 PM


Have a great day everyone! I loved the things I heard yesterday. Keep them coming!

Right now, there's a cup of coffee out there with my name onit! Let's see how my piano practice session with Mr. Debussy goes today. I'll not subject any of you to that, however! grin

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 03:00 PM

Hya folks ! Thanks for all the excellent contributions, I have not got a lot of time just yet, so this is hurried, will be back around 6pm (UK time) Just wanted to show appreciation for all the great music!!
And will leave you with something safe that needs no explanation......

Moody blues, Nights in white satin....
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 05:01 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Hya folks ! Thanks for all the excellent contributions, I have not got a lot of time just yet, so this is hurried, will be back around 6pm (UK time) Just wanted to show appreciation for all the great music!!
And will leave you with something safe that needs no explanation......



Thanks Rossy! Talk about memory lane! This is another one of those groups introduced to me by one of my college friends For those interested, there is a beautiful Blue Ray of their concert in 2008, "Lovely to See You." The sound quality was great! Thanks again.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 05:33 PM

I really like Donna Summer - I feel love, and Whiter shade of pale.

My contribution's a bit earlier tonight.....

When I was really young, my dad did the odd bit of DJing So I used to hear Hot Chocolate alot.....

This is a good one.......

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 05:55 PM

Wayne , when you say "the odd" bit of DJ ing, may I ask just how odd was it? ( My mind needs to know these things!)

Who could forget Hot chocolate?

here is such a magic feelgood song, garaunteed to pick you up, if feeling down, Mungo Jerry, "Alrigh allright allright"

And If you rembered or enjoyed that, then "Long legged woman dressed in black" for an
encore!!


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 06:03 PM

I'm not too sure, I was very young, but then when I was a little older, 10yrs old he worked in a club in sheffield, called "take 2" There were lots of live acts played there.

If you happen to be interested in the bands that played there, there's a forum discussing the club.

http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=92690

This is the first time I've seen this, and spotted my sister keila contributing to the discussion, ha ha!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 07:16 PM

lol, Ive just typed "slopdosh bobbar" (one of the bands that played there) in youtube and there are a few of their songs on there! (you may not be interseted in the slightest ?????????)
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 07:28 PM

Wow, thats an interesting list of bands! Did you really mean that you have been spooting your sister?
I am going to believe that was a typo! lol. (call me old fashioned)

Heres some Camel from the snow goose... calm, calm.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 07:29 PM

I am interested, its interesting, and you edited spooting!!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 07:37 PM

I was just gonna say, I spooted the typo! What I have noticed, is that you can only edit your post for so long, then the edit button "goes away", is it after a few day? I dunno. On one of my threads "abf recital cd's" someone cruelly waited till this period expired before posting he spotted a mistake, luckily for me I was able to rectify it without editing my post, blows to him, notice he didn't comment after that! Sorry, I've gone OT, AGAIN.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 08:25 PM

Ah, no I didnt know there was a time limit! thanks will have to watch that.
It was mrs. Rossy, I didn't know what "spooting" your sister was,
But, mrs Rossy thought it might be illegal, except in Wales of course.( and Mississippi)
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 08:31 PM

lol, what a vivid imagination she has!

If I may, start the vids rolling with this one:

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 09:23 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
I really like Donna Summer - I feel love, and Whiter shade of pale.

My contribution's a bit earlier tonight.....

When I was really young, my dad did the odd bit of DJing So I used to hear Hot Chocolate alot.....

This is a good one.......



Thanks Wayne! I loved it. Speaking of Donna Summers, she was one of my favorites in the 70s when we hit the discos. Speaking of disco dancing.. here's Earth, Wind, and Fire. Talk about glitz!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 09:32 PM

lol, yeah, let's camp it up while Rostsosky's not here looooool
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 09:38 PM

I would have posted the link to the original, but it's on vevo (I think that's when you have to watch directly on YT instead of in the post) so here's Blondie, live!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 09:42 PM

And speaking of Glitz!!

Debby harry anyone? oh yes. and a quality video!!

denis.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 09:51 PM

Well, if that was good, how about Debbie Harry With Shirley Manson... ooooh yes!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 10:05 PM

Most excellent Rostosky!

Please, just one more (i broke a ribbon that pulls the hammer back on my piano playing this, lol, had to use a bit of fabric plaster to repair it, poor piano)

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 10:36 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Most excellent Rostosky!

Please, just one more (i broke a ribbon that pulls the hammer back on my piano playing this, lol, had to use a bit of fabric plaster to repair it, poor piano)



You 2 are on a roll today! Love it!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 10:50 PM

I thought Sir Rossy bin a bit quiet actually! Prob videod out, after lastnights sesh!

slycat even put out a 3 vid post smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 10:59 PM

Good choice Wayne, nice one!! you know the "ribbon" I am pretty sure spares can be got really cheaply! I Know when I first got my Cramer Piano, it needed these timy little springs called (believe it or not its true) butt springs, about fifteen were tired, my Piano tech replaced them in a morning, but would not charge me for the springs he said they were so cheap.. Anyways, since then I have noticed a few places online selling parts and stuff..

Anyways, just a thought, ( nowt like a hammer that isnt returning as quick as it can though)

Heres my offering for this evenings thoughtfull close...

Hazel O connor, and "that" sax solo, and a thought for Wesley Mcgoogan who played it, but will never play again, after losing his fingers in a horrific accident......

And a thought too for Hazel, in an almost twenty year bid,just to get paid by the music industry that tricked her into signing all rights away for a single pound...





Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 10:59 PM

had to do a quick edit!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/14/11 11:01 PM

I was thinking!! and I posted something very very nice and thougtfull.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 01:33 AM

Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Tom Jones . . .



(Don't try singing this one at home, you might hurt yourself.)
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 05:32 AM

EXCELLENT!! Thanks Polyphasicpianist. I think Tom Jones is amazing. We'd watch his TV shows when I was in college. The man can sing is a** off! Keep em coming Polyphasicpianist!

I've been wracking brain for my final post for the evening. Polyphasicpianist's last post helped me decide. As you've probably noticed, I like to hear music to unwind to about now. I grew up listening to Harry Belafonte's Carribean style dating back to the 1950s. I was pleasantly surprised to recently discover a blues selection he performed in 1958 with that mood and feeling I enjoy. Here is "Loosing Ground."

Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 07:15 AM

Heard these guys live a few years ago in Westbury, NY .. Love that Hammond organ. smile





Posted By: Sly Cat

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 07:45 AM

Damn! Didn't think anyone would get Hazel O'Connor! That one was up my sleeve - but talking of excellent sax solos (and since I've already done Baker Street), here's a less well known Tears for Fears track with a wonderful sax solo (the intro's just a taster) - The Working Hour (from their album, Songs From the Big Chair.)

Ahhh, I used to have such a thing for Roland Orzabal. What a voice, though.



Going back to the seventies (how very Sam Tyler, but most of this thread's like an alternative soundtrack to Life on Mars!) how about a little Love and Affection from Joan Armatrading?

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 12:09 PM

How can you not love Joan Armatrading? The first time I heard her was years ago on Saturday Night Live TV. I bought her album right away. Of course, at that time we didn't have the option of purchasing online! grin

Sly Cat, I couldn't listen to the other selection. My quirky handheld device won't let me. I will hear it later when I get to a real computer. In the meantime, hearing Joan Armatrading is the perfect the kind of music I had in mind for starting my day. Now let's shower the people with love and the voice and guitar of James Taylor.


Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 12:36 PM

Originally Posted by polyphasicpianist
Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Tom Jones . . .



I can't think of anyone with a voice like that these days ... and not an autotune in sight.
Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 01:04 PM

Great voice. Great song. I have to learn this. (I'm not sure how to embed so here goes)

[image]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsKJw1HIAt0[image]

In case embedding fails

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsKJw1HIAt0

edit - and it did

This is Paul Carrack, live and solo doing Living Years.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 01:41 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Good choice Wayne, nice one!! you know the "ribbon" I am pretty sure spares can be got really cheaply! I Know when I first got my Cramer Piano, it needed these timy little springs called (believe it or not its true) butt springs, about fifteen were tired, my Piano tech replaced them in a morning, but would not charge me for the springs he said they were so cheap.. Anyways, since then I have noticed a few places online selling parts and stuff..

Anyways, just a thought, ( nowt like a hammer that isnt returning as quick as it can though)

Heres my offering for this evenings thoughtfull close...

Hazel O connor, and "that" sax solo, and a thought for Wesley Mcgoogan who played it, but will never play again, after losing his fingers in a horrific accident......

And a thought too for Hazel, in an almost twenty year bid,just to get paid by the music industry that tricked her into signing all rights away for a single pound...







Thnx Rostosky, the plaster seems to have done the trick, I applied a bit of bostick glue also, but if anymore happen to go (which they "propper billy" will, 'cos some do look very worn) I might have a look at getting some propper replacement ones.

Nice vid choice by the way, I didn't know the song by it's title or singer, but knew it straight away when I clicked play. Didn't get chance to reply lastninght, 'cos really had to go to bed, been working this morning, so just got home. Anyways, will be back on later, gonna have an hour practice now, then get this bleedin' housework done!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 02:47 PM

Hazel O Conner is such a lovely lady.
Mrs Rossy and I went to see her a couple of years back in the arts Centre swansea. It was a small venue, there was about thirty tables with chairs round them, very intimate, we were next to the stage. In all there may have been 60 to 100 people there that night in total.

The Show was "beyond breaking glass" Hazel had Cormac de Barra the amazing harp player with her, and apart from her mike, it was an acoustic set.

The show told Hazels story, from the Breaking Glass years, to date. During the making of Breaking Glass, they came to her and asked for another song, they needed one more.
Hazel Had one, but was extremely shy about it, it was sorta personal, and she feared if she offered it, it may well be mocked or worse..she was very hesitant to mention the song she had, but eventually did.

This was of course "will you"

Somehow, the music industry got her to sign a contract, that she not only didn't understand, but also had not read.
She had,
Inadvertantly,
Signed all rights to everything away for Just £1.00, yep thats One UK pound.

Now then, to show what a lovely lady Hazel is:

On our way to the gig, we got stopped by the local constabularly in our car, just a simple routine stop.

However, because I dont carry my documents with me, they gave me what in those days was called a "producer" It was a form in TRIPLICATE, to produce Insurance,licence,Mot certificate at the local police station within 7 days.

They kept the top copy, and you kept the other two officious documents. The movie was' you took your documents to the police station, showed em, and if all was in order , all was well.
Nowadays of course its all on computor.

So, armed with our extraneous forms we proceeded to the gig.

After the gig, Hazel was signing cds, but, we had spent our money on tickets,fuel,refreshments and were brokeish.

So, I got a pen from Mrs Rossy, routed in my pocket for something for Hazel to sign, The ONLY thing I could find was the Officious A4 size "producer" which was two parts of a triplicate.

Saying to Miss O connor, "Hazel, I am sorry I cant afford a Cd today, would you sign this, I promise its not a dodgy contract" and with that I turned the documents over for her to sign the Blank back,

And without even checking what she was signing, she autographed it for me... And then, as an after thought said "what is that anyway?"
I said, " the cops stopped me on the way here and gave me a producer, and this is it"

Hazel said " I got one of those on the way to scotland, a cop stopped me in my car, and then said "oh your the one that did that, you know 'that' didn't you? the I drink my coffee song?"

"Its called 'will you' officer"

Considering the whole show told the story of the music industry and what they did to Hazel, and just how long (nearly twenty years) it took for her to get anything like compensated, I say anything like compensated, I believe her final settlement was £16,000 which is of course nothing.

It was extremely sweet for her to sign without looking, my forms.
Then the conversation turned to Sooty and Sweep!! because mrs Rossys name is Soo, and thats what Hazels mind connected the word "Soo" to, as there was a Soo in Sooty and Sweep.

Its a UK childhood thing.

Anyways, needless to say I treasure to this day the autograph on officious documents!!!

Here is Hazel Live With the Harp Player Cormac de Barra.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 04:21 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
AHA , good one Wayne, I like that a lot, well, theres nowt on the telly tonight here in Wales, (again, as per usual)and I cannot play me piano because the next door man will get cystitis again. So its a music online night for me.
Heres a weird one, i reckon most folk will remember where they were and what they were doing when they first heard this - unusual - for - the - time- sound.


I'm not sure I remember where I was when this came out. I was probably disco dancing with my friends!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 04:44 PM

Finally, I’m at my computer where I can view all of the contributors’ selections. I’m slowly catching up. Occasionally some of you will be hearing from me about things I missed over the last several days. I think I’ve got most of my technical issues worked out.

Sly Cat, I finally heard Tears of Fears. Outstanding! I love the sound of the sax too. I’ll share a few things you might like later.

Morning Rossy and Wayne (not sure what time it is on the other side of the pond)! Thanks for introducing me to Hazel O’Connor. I’ll be looking up more about her music. Great story Rossy!

Wayne, I finally got to listen to Portishead! Thumbs Up!

Casinitaly, it took a while for me to get to hear Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt. Loved it! I hope you will send some more good memory lane music. Bonnie Raitt is one of my favorites because she is such a versatile artist. The first time I heard her, was in the early 1970s. An old college friend was playing her music when I was over for a visit. I was blown away by the incredible voice she has. She can do rock n roll, jazz, and WOW what a good blues singing voice as well! Here is Bonnie singing “Pride and Joy” in a tribute to American electric blues guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Enjoy!


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 05:06 PM

I like to reminiscence in punk.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 05:59 PM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
I like to reminiscence in punk.


You go girl!! It was fun to listen to a punk version of this. There have not been many that I could quite get with in the past. This one works for me. Thanks.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 06:33 PM

Rostosky, that's awful, the money grabbing bast*rds! Takin' advantage like that!

A similar thing happened to Jimmy Cliffe, but I'm sure he refused the offer. Have you seen the film, the harder they come?



Morning Griffin, it's 7.33pm here now by the way smile
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 07:43 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs

Morning Griffin, it's 7.33pm here now by the way smile


Afternoon Wayne, it's 2:40pm here, and almost time for my cup of green tea! I enjoyed the Jimmy Cliffe. Thanks.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 07:49 PM

They do a great job.. you should listen to their other covers. It's a side project band with members from NOFX, Foo Fighters, and others. They have broadway, country, and r&b cover albums(amongst others). Now they're working on a cover album where they do Japanese songs in Japanese, including this piece of cheesy awesomeness(Mott the Hoople meets Menudo in Japan):
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 07:52 PM

No Wayne, I don't think so, not that I can remember, But, mrs R is always telling me I have seen stuff before that I can't remember seeing.... I had a mis spent youth that extended into adulthood......

THIS IS FOR EVERYONE:: THANKS!!!! AND: Here And Now:
"So Glad Your Here"
Get ready to dance:

Take off your shoes, get barefoot, whack up the volume, and listen out for the paradigm shift in the music at 1 min 23 seconds....

I love this loads....

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 08:30 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
No Wayne, I don't think so, not that I can remember, But, mrs R is always telling me I have seen stuff before that I can't remember seeing.... I had a mis spent youth that extended into adulthood......

THIS IS FOR EVERYONE:: THANKS!!!! AND: Here And Now:
"So Glad Your Here"
Get ready to dance:

Take off your shoes, get barefoot, whack up the volume, and listen out for the paradigm shift in the music at 1 min 23 seconds....

I love this loads....



Nice one Rossy! I needed a little lift before I get started on my next project. I'm going to take us way back in time to my high school days. Here is Ray Charles singing his famous "Hit the Road Jack."

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/15/11 09:05 PM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
including this piece of cheesy awesomeness(Mott the Hoople meets Menudo in Japan)


The words "Cheesy" and "Mott The Hoople, should not be used in the same sentence, even when joking, are you old enough to realise How Heavy Hoople actually were ( and still are)?
Tsk Tsk.
Heres their cover of the kinks you "really got me"
ANd keep a knockin!!



Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 01:04 AM

I hope this post isn’t Off Topic, but I wanted to share it.


This song represents the fight between the beauty and the ugliness, between the goodness and the baseness, between the life and the death. But in this song damnably the life dies and the death lives.

PLEASE. I ask you to read the text before of listening. This is very important to understand the song. Here’s the translation to English.

http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=3952






I wonder why the beauty has to die, murdered by the ugliness. It’s not fair.

Regards.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 01:34 AM

Recaredo, I dont think it is possible to be "off topic" in a thread I started ! So don't worry on that score.

It is 2.30 am here in the UK, and you just posed an extremely philosophical and interesting question. In fact its so interesting, that instead of going to bed like normal folk do when its dark, I am more than happy to discuss this with you.

Have a listen..

The relevent part is at 1 min 20 seconds on....







Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 01:55 AM

Folks, I did go and read the text. And I am also giving due care and serious thought to the last question, I just checked and Recaredo has logged off, so there is no point trying to get to the bottom of that troubling post, Here and now.
I have Pm'd Recaredo, and hope he is OK, and will try and encourage him to talk this through, if not publically , then privately.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 03:27 AM

Whatever is wrong, I hope this helps . . .


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 04:53 AM

Due to the fact that I'm having technical problems, I am unsure of what is going on. I will hold off on a post at this time until I have more information.

Good night!

Posted By: Lain

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 05:02 AM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
Due to the fact that I'm having technical problems, I am unsure of what is going on. I will hold off on a post at this time until I have more information.

Good night!



Good night!
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 06:59 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Originally Posted by AimeeO
including this piece of cheesy awesomeness(Mott the Hoople meets Menudo in Japan)


The words "Cheesy" and "Mott The Hoople, should not be used in the same sentence, even when joking, are you old enough to realise How Heavy Hoople actually were ( and still are)?


Oh, I didn't mean Hoople was cheesy themselves. The song referenced sounded "All the Young Dudes"ish(which I have always adored), but the singers in the Japanese video just reminded me of old Menudo footage. I'm sorry if that got mixed up, but I am very happy that I gave you reason to blast us with Hoople, as it has been a few days.

I'm a mid-70s child, so I missed their true hey-day, but I can assure you my mother raised me right and I was properly educated on the music of the late 60's-early 70's. She wanted to be sure I didn't miss anything.

Today's happy place:



Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 11:00 AM

Hi guys!.

Nothing wrong with me.

I have listened to this song (The gnome) dozens of times, and I always get deeply moved. The Schubert songs are so amazing.

Regards.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 03:18 PM

Afternoon all smile

Well it's wet here in Sheffield, and the weather man has promised rain for the next few days, so I think a little Annie Lenox may be appropriate.

Not sure how this is gonna go, the vids on vivo, via YT. And the version I did want to post is not available in the UK (damn) also may have to put up with a short advert, these stupid laws and rules are getting worse!



Oh, it works smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 04:11 PM

Thanks Wayne, Annie seems quiet these days? Recaredo, I am glad about that, I believed you sounded depressed, or down and was worried, glad to hear you are fine.

Aimeeo, sorry about that I interpreted it wrong, I am glad your parents raised you right! Mine didn't, they were remisss in the "whats important in life" department, and belonged to the school of "aquisition is the answer to everything" (much like ferengis on star trek but lacking any humour)

Griffin, I hope you get your tech difficulties sorted out soon,it must be really annoying for you, I totally sympathise.
I have a big walk down to the local garage I have to do, and then a harder one back up the massive hill, and yep, its raining in wales too (isnt it always)
So Annie lennox is totally appropriate!!

I will be back in an hour or two, unless something hideous and unexpected happens on the journey, whilst this is unlikely in a Welsh village, it can never be ruled out entirely, for now I will leave you with a beautifull song, sang by maybe not the prettiest girl in the world, I know thats subjective, It's just a personal thing, I prefer ladies to not have moustaches, on the whole, generally speaking,mostly,usually. Patti Smith: Because the night.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 04:42 PM



A belated Good Morning everyone! I'm a late riser today. It's 11am here in Minneapolis, it has been rainy, and the temperature will soon start soaring.

Recaredo and Wayne, I will be able to hear your earlier offerings later today when I can get onto my regular computer. I'm still having problems with my handheld device. It allows me to hear some of the music, but not all. Rossy, Patti Smith came through beautifully, however! She is wonderful. Thanks.

My first post today will be Eric Clapton, sing "Wonderful Tonight.". Enjoy!


Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 04:47 PM

I am glad there is nothing wrong with Recardo. This is actually the video I wanted to post, but it didn't seem altogether appropriate given the potentially serious nature of the situation, so I posted the happy Sigur Ros video instead (but in many ways I think this vid is a bit more apt wink ).


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 06:21 PM

Crazy stuff Polyphasicpianist! Thanks. I'm going to go back to 1968 when I had the pleasure of seeing Dionne Warwick's show in Minneapolis. I love just about everything she sings! Here is "Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?".


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 06:37 PM

Aha excellent stuff Guys, Brilliant , thanks !!

And now Joy of Joys, my kebab and chips have just arrived from the takeaway that delivers!!! Theres loads of salad too so its got to be slightly healthy!! Maybe, a little.

Heres an excellent band oft forgot, big velvet underground inspired outfit my guess.....
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 07:40 PM

Originally Posted by polyphasicpianist
Whatever is wrong, I hope this helps . . .





I finally have gotten to hear this. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for posting it.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 07:46 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Afternoon all smile

Well it's wet here in Sheffield, and the weather man has promised rain for the next few days, so I think a little Annie Lenox may be appropriate.

Not sure how this is gonna go, the vids on vivo, via YT. And the version I did want to post is not available in the UK (damn) also may have to put up with a short advert, these stupid laws and rules are getting worse!



Oh, it works smile



It worked beautifully Wayne. Thanks

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 08:18 PM

Another Portishead?

Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 08:34 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
I hope this post isn’t Off Topic, but I wanted to share it.

This song represents the fight between the beauty and the ugliness, between the goodness and the baseness, between the life and the death. But in this song damnably the life dies and the death lives.

I wonder why the beauty has to die, murdered by the ugliness. It’s not fair.

Regards.


Hey Recaredo thanks for posting that. Those are some pretty heavy lyrics, Matthäus von Collin, who wrote it was obviously ahead of his time. I can't say that I care for the sound of the vocals however. Having to strain your voice to generate volume seems pretty obsolete in these days of microphones and PA systems.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 08:52 PM

Right Guys,

This is especially for Recaredo, It is by Tim Blake, and features Jean-Philippe Rykiel who was born blind. This is inspirational, as for all of us who moan from time to time; look what can be achieved on keyboards without the luxery of sight.

Tim is on your right and Jean Philippe on your left.

Also, for all of us reminiscing, what Tim says at the begining is apt:

"How did it happen to you, when you thought time is catching up with us? I thought I would sit down and wait a long time, and it would happen by itself, then I discovered, it could happen by surprise"

"Tide of Time as they say"

Can anyone please tell me just what the keyboard is that Tim plays as a solo instrument is called?? The one that he hangs round his neck like a guitar, at four minits forty seconds in.

Just two men are creating this whole phenomena!




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 09:20 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Another Portishead?


FABULOUS Wayne!! Life is good! I am back to the computer that operates properly! Keep em coming!



Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 09:20 PM

Chris, I’m glad to hear that you like Schubert songs. I love them since long time ago. I’ll post more about this incredible music.

Rostosky, Thanks for the dedication. That song is really inspirational.

The instrument looks like this one:

http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.php?ProductId=986
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 09:40 PM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
FABULOUS Wayne!! Life is good! I am back to the computer that operates properly! Keep em coming!


Thnx Griff, but I'm off, till 2moz, x

Night everyone smile
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 10:15 PM

Pleasant dreams Wayne!

Earlier today I posted a solo by Dionne Warwick. She and Dusty Springfield have an interesting connection - Burt Bacharach, American songwriter and arranger. Here is Dusty Springfield singing, "The Look of Love.".

[video:youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6KhuI_42W4&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 10:25 PM

one more, then defo gonna bed.......

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 10:30 PM

Well after eating far too much kebab, falling asleep and waking up again, here I am.. Sleep well Wayne.

Thanks for that Info, Recaredo, that certainly looks like it, and I read the site very carefully, these are programable from pcs or laptops, which means you could get the sound you want from a program like reason or ableton, and then upload that sound into the keyboard...magic.

Griffin, Thanks for Dusty, Love her voice, and remember her songs so well.

I dont know where Sly Cat got to but my guess is, she will say she was going to post this!!!!

Lynard Skynard, Old grey whistle test BBC 1975 OH yes...

FREEBIRD!!!






Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 10:48 PM

Thanks Rossy. I finally have found a decent recording of an artist from my hometown of Minneapolis. Here is Prince singing, "Purple Rain.".

[video:youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l75skRMlXk&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 11:52 PM

Magic Griffin, you know, I have allways thought Prince was underated on guitar. Dont know why that should be so, he should play guitar more often.
Thunderclap newman : something in the air.

And scott mackenize.. well what else? San francisco !!!




Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/16/11 11:56 PM

Which brings me onto tonights "big gun" Mammas and pappas...well what else did you expect? LOl
California dreaming.. what I do in wales in the winter,spring, autumn, and most of the so called summer!!!
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 12:11 AM

I had a girlfriend whom liked this song. Maybe it’s better not remembering old girlfriends grin .

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 12:39 AM

I think its Okay to remember them, but just by the good times.
If they "outgrow" the seat on your motorcycle, don't modify the seat, get them to get their own motorcycle.
Which brings me nicely to steppenwolf; "born to be wild"

Adulthood should not change this into being "born to be mild"
◄█▓▒░ ENJOY ░▒▓█►
◄█▓▒░ ENJOY ░▒▓█►
◄█▓▒░ ENJOY ░▒▓█►
◄█▓▒░ ENJOY ░▒▓█►

◄█▓▒░ ENJOY ░▒▓█►


Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 01:13 AM

Besides motorcycles, the good times from old girlfriends are just for very adult public. I better leave it.

Good night!.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 01:14 AM

Good night Recaredo, sleep well.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 01:54 AM

You guys are such babies. Its only 7:30! grin

Posted By: Lain

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 02:44 AM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
Besides motorcycles, the good times from old girlfriends are just for very adult public. I better leave it.

Good night!.


Good night!
Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 02:57 AM

Originally Posted by Lain
Originally Posted by Recaredo
Besides motorcycles, the good times from old girlfriends are just for very adult public. I better leave it.

Good night!.


Good night!


Good night a ding ding ding ding ding!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 05:08 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Magic Griffin, you know, I have allways thought Prince was underated on guitar. Dont know why that should be so, he should play guitar more often.
Thunderclap newman : something in the air.

And scott mackenize.. well what else? San francisco !!!








Excellent Rossy!! Talk about Memory Lane for me. Thanks!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 05:33 AM

This will be my last post for the evening, and it will be somewhat different from most of my other posts. Once again, my eclectic tastes in music. I first heard folksinger Nancy Griffith more than 15 years ago during her TV appearance on Austin City Limits. Since then I have seen her in programs sharing the stage with such greats as Odetta, Tom Paxton, and many others.

Here is one of my favorites she sings, "Tecumseh Valley."

Good Night!


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 12:15 PM

Good morning! It's Sunday morning and in my household we oftentimes like to relax, catch up on some reading, and listen to some classical music. I'll share just a few of my favorite selections. My first post today is Wynton Marsalls performing "Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BVW 1047: III: Allegro Assai" with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Anthony Newman. Later today I'll post some of my favorites from Memory Lane.

Here is Wynton Marsalis.
[video:youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPpqZXI_vP4&feature=youtube_gdata_player [/video]

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 12:46 PM


My next classical offering is admittedly not the best recording. However, I oftentimes enjoy listening because of the amazing combination of the voice of Kathleen Battle, accompanied by guitarist Christopher Parkening performing Bach/Gonoud's "Ave Maria" at the 1987 Grammy Awards.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 01:05 PM

My final classical post is "Spanish Dance No. 1," a duet performed by guitarists Christopher Parkening and David Brandon.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 01:12 PM


Have a great day everyone! I'll be checking in later.

Posted By: TrapperJohn

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 02:16 PM

Griffin - great posts thumb

I have always enjoyed the songs of Nancy and remember her appearances on a number of shows including ACL and The American Music Theater on the old CMT network some years ago - this was the show where they had dobroist Jerry Douglas and fiddler Mark O'Connor in the backup band!

And I swear I have a CD of Christoper and Kathleen around somewhere that I haven't heard in years (part of the large collection of Classical guitar recordings from the old days when I was trying to play this beautiful instrument).

Thanks for bringing these back for me!

Trap
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 04:38 PM

Happy Sunday!

If I didn't have to work today, I would sit back and listen to this man.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 04:42 PM

Well what bad night/mornings sleep that was for me, every sunday morning a neighbours dog wakes me very early, it yaps and yaps and yaps, for a couple of hours at a time.
Because this wakes me up before I am ready, I get angry just at the point between asleep and not quite awake.
At this point, I "Invent" things to deal with the dog,
Today I "invented" a "canine trebuchet" with the added lure of steak on the sling part.

Ah well, at least the bad feeling shakes of quickly once I am awake proper.

Pink Floyd, found on the albumn "relics" (but not this version) : Julia dream



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 05:44 PM


Thanks Rossy! Pink Floyd is definitely down Memory Lane for me. Right now, I'm just checking in and enjoying what wonderful music treats I'll get to hear today. I'll have some to share later.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 05:46 PM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
Happy Sunday!

If I didn't have to work today, I would sit back and listen to this man.


Thanks Aimee. Happy Sunday to you!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 05:51 PM

Originally Posted by TrapperJohn
Griffin - great posts thumb

I have always enjoyed the songs of Nancy and remember her appearances on a number of shows including ACL and The American Music Theater on the old CMT network some years ago - this was the show where they had dobroist Jerry Douglas and fiddler Mark O'Connor in the backup band!

And I swear I have a CD of Christoper and Kathleen around somewhere that I haven't heard in years (part of the large collection of Classical guitar recordings from the old days when I was trying to play this beautiful instrument).

Thanks for bringing these back for me!

Trap



Thanks Trap! I'm glad you enjoyed my earlier posts. I also saw Nancy in an amazing performance on the Arts and Entertainment channel as well as Austin City Limits. She is not only an amazing singer, she really tells a story well!


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 06:12 PM

For this next piece of music, which I learnt to play a couple of months ago! I thought it important to mention just how the Penguin cafe orchestra came about;

Describing how the idea of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra came to him, Jeffes said:
“ In 1972 I was in the south of France. I had eaten some bad fish and was in consequence rather ill. As I lay in bed I had a strange recurring vision, there, before me, was a concrete building like a hotel or council block. I could see into the rooms, each of which was continually scanned by an electronic eye. In the rooms were people, everyone of them preoccupied. In one room a person was looking into a mirror and in another a couple were making love but lovelessly, in a third a composer was listening to music through earphones. Around him there were banks of electronic equipment. But all was silence. Like everyone in his place he had been neutralized, made grey and anonymous. The scene was for me one of ordered desolation. It was as if I were looking into a place which had no heart. Next day when I felt better, I was on the beach sunbathing and suddenly a poem popped into my head. It started out 'I am the proprietor of the Penguin Cafe, I will tell you things at random' and it went on about how the quality of randomness, spontaneity, surprise, unexpectedness and irrationality in our lives is a very precious thing. And if you suppress that to have a nice orderly life, you kill off what's most important. Whereas in the Penguin Cafe your unconscious can just be. It's acceptable there, and that's how everybody is. There is an acceptance there that has to do with living the present with no fear in ourselves. ”

Music for a found harmonium.!!
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◄█▓▒░ EXCELLANT ░▒▓█►


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 06:19 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
For this next piece of music, which I learnt to play a couple of months ago! I thought it important to mention just how the Penguin cafe orchestra came about;

Describing how the idea of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra came to him, Jeffes said:
“ In 1972 I was in the south of France. I had eaten some bad fish and was in consequence rather ill. As I lay in bed I had a strange recurring vision, there, before me, was a concrete building like a hotel or council block. I could see into the rooms, each of which was continually scanned by an electronic eye. In the rooms were people, everyone of them preoccupied. In one room a person was looking into a mirror and in another a couple were making love but lovelessly, in a third a composer was listening to music through earphones. Around him there were banks of electronic equipment. But all was silence. Like everyone in his place he had been neutralized, made grey and anonymous. The scene was for me one of ordered desolation. It was as if I were looking into a place which had no heart. Next day when I felt better, I was on the beach sunbathing and suddenly a poem popped into my head. It started out 'I am the proprietor of the Penguin Cafe, I will tell you things at random' and it went on about how the quality of randomness, spontaneity, surprise, unexpectedness and irrationality in our lives is a very precious thing. And if you suppress that to have a nice orderly life, you kill off what's most important. Whereas in the Penguin Cafe your unconscious can just be. It's acceptable there, and that's how everybody is. There is an acceptance there that has to do with living the present with no fear in ourselves. ”

Music for a found harmonium.!!
◄█▓▒░ EXCELLANT ░▒▓█►


◄█▓▒░ EXCELLANT ░▒▓█►

◄█▓▒░ EXCELLANT ░▒▓█►





Outstanding! Thanks Rossy. I'm going to follow up and explore more of their music. Thanks for the introduction!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 06:30 PM

Rostosky, I saw this and thought you'd like it;

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 06:31 PM

I like this one:

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 06:45 PM

Oh forgot to say "Evening everyone :)"
Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 06:53 PM

Lead us into temptation. I wonder if I should have a medieval Dulcimer. Probably costs less than a Clavichord, which is also tempting. Anybody play a Dulcimer?
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 07:04 PM

There was a small instrument similar to this in our local charity shop for a fiver, (£5) gutted i didn't buy it frown
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 07:15 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Oh forgot to say "Evening everyone :)"


Hi Wayne! It's 2:15 PM here, and we are having a heat wave!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 07:21 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Rostosky, I saw this and thought you'd like it;



Very Lovely Wayne. I really enjoyed it. Thanks.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 07:29 PM

Lucky you Griffin, still raining here @ 8.30pm
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 07:42 PM

WOW wayne in fact ◄█▒░ WOW WAYNE ░▒▓█►

that was excellent, I listened to the dulcimer piece a few times and have saved it!

It reminded me of something, the Piano is (by definition) a percussive instrument, Hammers hit strings.

When I was younger we got hold of an old beat up piano and managed to tune an octave or so, we then put Brass drawing pins in the hammer felts so the drawing pins hit the strings..
The strings are steel and the drawing pins (or thumb tacks as they are called in the USA) were brass, so as brass is softer than steel, they didnt do any harm.

This makes a piano sound dulcimer like...dont try this except on an old knacker of a piano, but it is quite a different sound, and interesting.

This has made me think two things... I wonder were the location of that dulcimer playing was?

But more important, it would be great to go busking with a dulcimer as well as the guitar for variation, and added interest value, they look very portable, and now I want one!!!

Brilliant, I will go search dulcimers and find out how much a good one costs!! and report back!








Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 07:57 PM

smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 08:00 PM

Boo hoo, no dulcimer for me just yet, they start at a couple of hundred of our queens head and go to about £1,800.

But there is a section on Dizzis site for secondhand dulcimers.

Now, I wonder, just like harpsichords that you can get in a kit, if there are dulcimer kits... off to search..
Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 08:01 PM

Wayne and Rostosky, brilliant. Dulcimer reports will be much appreciated.
And, griffin, could you send some heatwave this way. It is raining here, and the weather forecast has promised rain for more than a week. Sometimes in Norway we have mild winters instead of summer.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 08:40 PM

Originally Posted by cubop
Wayne and Rostosky, brilliant. Dulcimer reports will be much appreciated.
And, griffin, could you send some heatwave this way. It is raining here, and the weather forecast has promised rain for more than a week. Sometimes in Norway we have mild winters instead of summer.


Hi Cubop. I wish I could send you some of this weather. However, I've learned that it is a good idea to be careful of what you wish for! It's 32.5c and the humidity is 78%! I'm trying not to complain because we have some very cold winters in Minnesota. I am not in a hurry for a Minnesota winter!

Later today, I'll come up with some sizzling music to share. Maybe that will help. grin

Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 08:53 PM

Hi Griffin, so far we have had max 28, and very dry. And dont remind me of cold winters. And DARK!
Anyways, playing piano is an all weather occupation, and Pianoworld too.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 09:09 PM

Originally Posted by griffin2417

Later today, I'll come up with some sizzling music to share. Maybe that will help. grin



Promises, promises smile
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 09:18 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
WOW wayne in fact ◄█▒░ WOW WAYNE ░▒▓█►

that was excellent, I listened to the dulcimer piece a few times and have saved it!

It reminded me of something, the Piano is (by definition) a percussive instrument, Hammers hit strings.

When I was younger we got hold of an old beat up piano and managed to tune an octave or so, we then put Brass drawing pins in the hammer felts so the drawing pins hit the strings..
The strings are steel and the drawing pins (or thumb tacks as they are called in the USA) were brass, so as brass is softer than steel, they didnt do any harm.

This makes a piano sound dulcimer like...dont try this except on an old knacker of a piano, but it is quite a different sound, and interesting.

This has made me think two things... I wonder were the location of that dulcimer playing was?

But more important, it would be great to go busking with a dulcimer as well as the guitar for variation, and added interest value, they look very portable, and now I want one!!!

Brilliant, I will go search dulcimers and find out how much a good one costs!! and report back!










All of this talk about dulcimers and pianos has gotten me motivated to go down Memory Lane to about 1959 when I was in Junior High School and purchased my first jazz album (with my own hard earned money).

Here is jazz pianist, Ahmad Jamal performing "Poinciana."



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 09:20 PM

Well, cubop, at least your in Norway and not the arctic where my grandfather spent most of his life as skipper on a steam trawler fishing!!
As a point of interest, and Norway connection, I have in my possesion, thousands of documents relating to Steam Trawlers from the 1930,s and 1940,s all original from my grandfather.

Before the shipping forcast on the radio was invented, Norway used to put out a sort of limited one in Morse code, I have the codes for that!!
My grand mother used to knit Jumpers in wool Soaked in OIL, this was to keep the guys warm and dry up there, this was hideous stuff, the oiled fibres were an irritant to the eyes,and for the person knitting , very uncomfortable.

I have pictures of steam trawlers off bear Island near Iceland completely white with ice, these were hard men indeed.

Anyways, for the folk back in the UK, "ITS raining again" By Supertramp, set to the pictures of mr. kelly from singing in the rain fame...


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 09:29 PM

When what we really want in the uK is this:

Mr. Blue sky , ELO.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 09:42 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Well, cubop, at least your in Norway and not the arctic where my grandfather spent most of his life as skipper on a steam trawler fishing!!
As a point of interest, and Norway connection, I have in my possesion, thousands of documents relating to Steam Trawlers from the 1930,s and 1940,s all original from my grandfather.

Before the shipping forcast on the radio was invented, Norway used to put out a sort of limited one in Morse code, I have the codes for that!!
My grand mother used to knit Jumpers in wool Soaked in OIL, this was to keep the guys warm and dry up there, this was hideous stuff, the oiled fibres were an irritant to the eyes,and for the person knitting , very uncomfortable.

I have pictures of steam trawlers off bear Island near Iceland completely white with ice, these were hard men indeed.

Anyways, for the folk back in the UK, "ITS raining again" By Supertramp, set to the pictures of mr. kelly from singing in the rain fame...





BLAST!!! I get a messagte that we are being blocked from viewing it in the U.S. Don't worry, I'll pursue it independently.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 10:01 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Well, cubop, at least your in Norway and not the arctic where my grandfather spent most of his life as skipper on a steam trawler fishing!!
As a point of interest, and Norway connection, I have in my possesion, thousands of documents relating to Steam Trawlers from the 1930,s and 1940,s all original from my grandfather.

Before the shipping forcast on the radio was invented, Norway used to put out a sort of limited one in Morse code, I have the codes for that!!
My grand mother used to knit Jumpers in wool Soaked in OIL, this was to keep the guys warm and dry up there, this was hideous stuff, the oiled fibres were an irritant to the eyes,and for the person knitting , very uncomfortable.

I have pictures of steam trawlers off bear Island near Iceland completely white with ice, these were hard men indeed.

Anyways, for the folk back in the UK, "ITS raining again" By Supertramp, set to the pictures of mr. kelly from singing in the rain fame...





It's starting to rain here! Did you folks in the UK and Norway send that our way? I am sure my partner will appreciate that for his garden. But please! Let's not go overboard. We already have had plenty of rain. Just keep it for yourselves. laugh


Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 10:52 PM

This thread is moving a bit too fast for me, and I have been making a nuisance of myself over at the piano forum. But Rostosky and Griffin and everybody else. Never complain about the weather again, just be happy you are not on a fishing trawler in a full winter storm at Bear Island. Never mind the rain as long as it is not raining horizontally.
Time for bed, and a good night (or day) to you all.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 11:01 PM

NIght Cubop sleep well, later.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/17/11 11:06 PM

last offering today is from Pentangle, let no man steal your time.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 04:05 AM

Thanks for Pentangle, Rossy. We had their album on our shelves in the early 70s. Nice memory!

It's been quiet around here for a while. I'm not completely ready to wind down yet, however. Let's rock it to the powerhouse combination of blues artists B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Jim Vaughn. Here is their performance of "Rock Me Baby."




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 04:37 AM



This will be my final post for the evening. I had the pleasure of hearing Buddy Guy when I visited an old newspaper colleague in Chicago in the mid 1970s. He took us to a club where Buddy was performing. I truly enjoyed that performance. Here is Buddy Guy singing "It looks like rain." (Oops! I just thought of our water logged friends across the pond!) grin


Good night!


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 12:52 PM

Good morning everyone! It's already heating up in Minneapolis. Yesterday I was asked to send some of this heat to my acquaintances in the U.K. and Norway. I agreed to send some sizzling music their way. I can't think of a better way to do that than by going down Memory Lane with Motown artist, Wilson Picket! He was one of our favorites in college in the 1960s. Here is "Midnight Hour."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 01:23 PM


If Wilson Picket didn't sizzle you enough, how about Tina Turner? Here is "A Fool in Love."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 01:52 PM


Quite a contrast from my Sunday morning classical music postings! wink. For a little contrast to Tina and Wilson, here is Smokey Robinson and the Miracles singing "you Really Got a Hold on Me."

Enjoy!




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 02:00 PM


Have a great day everyone. I'll be checking in later to see what music treats you might want to share with us from your Memory Lane favorites!

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 03:07 PM

Griffin, I didn't know that Wynton Marsalls performed Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. I've enjoyed that post very much. Thanks!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 03:33 PM


Hi Recaredao. I am delighted that you enjoyed the Wynton Marsalis performance. Wynton performed classical solos with many major orchestras around the world before he made the decision to work exclusively in the jazz genre.

He once told an interviewer about the difficulties of playing in two different music styles. Though he didn't care for doing a balancing act between two different music styles, he did achieve the rare distinction of earning 2 Grammy awards for both classical and jazz albums in the same year!


Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 03:42 PM

Interesting information, Griffin. He was really a great musician.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 04:08 PM

Griffin you re on a roll!!, what a fantastic load of memories!!

My first contribution today ( before I have to do the big hill again grr) Is from Thin Lizzy, from the live and dangerous albumn. Track number 7 ; "Still in love you" with possibly one of the most beautifull and haunting guitar solos ever, in my Humble opinion. But I like clarity and melody in a guitar solo, so am a little biased!!

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 04:18 PM

My submission today is in honor of my poor little car that got flooded out on the way to work yesterday. In case you didn't know, New Orleans has fabulous infrastructure.



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 04:30 PM

Oh, and a friend emailed this to me yesterday, claiming that this is the greatest live recording ever. I figured my panel of experts here could be the judge.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 04:33 PM

We had this on 8 track:
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 04:39 PM

Thanks for those two AimeeO , brilliant, I am sorry to hear about your car, if you look under the carpets in the floor wells, you should find a few removable rubber grommets about the size say of 3/4 to an inch diameter, take these out and your water will drain out easy. If it keeps happening leave the grommetts out and the water will drain out just as quick as it gets in! Wales UK is always raining.

I dint think New orleans was meant to have infrastructure, I thought it was meant to have music and voodoo?

My half sister lives in Mississippi.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 06:48 PM

Evening guys.............

There are loads of great covers of this song on YT, I didn't know which one to choose..........i picked this one

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 07:16 PM

Did that dude just sing "somewhere over that rainbow there Must be more food for me to try, now that Iv'e eaten all the fish in the sea, I really fancy another Pie?"
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 07:44 PM

Lol, have u seen the comments left for the vid on YT, some are soooooooooooo bad!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 07:51 PM

Prob best to change the subject real quick........

...................errrrrrrrrr

............this will av to do..

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 07:54 PM

No, I missed them Wayne, will go have a peep.
You know, thinking this over, If I had a child and starved it, to the point of malnutrition etc, I would expect to get prosecuted for child/abuse/ Neglect.

If parents overfeed their kid to this extent, where physical obesity prevents the child from leading a normal life, walking, doing sports, and condems them to life threatening illnesses like being diabetic, or 99% certainty of a heart attack, how come they dont get prosecuted?
makes you wonder.
He could have had my salad, I dont like salad.



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 09:22 PM

I got heaps to do, bk l8a, leave u with this......

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 11:21 PM

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/18/11 11:58 PM

My first offering of the morning to everyone, a little more pavlovs dog, and "songdance" Hope you all enjoy it.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 01:16 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Thanks for those two AimeeO , brilliant, I am sorry to hear about your car, if you look under the carpets in the floor wells, you should find a few removable rubber grommets about the size say of 3/4 to an inch diameter, take these out and your water will drain out easy. If it keeps happening leave the grommetts out and the water will drain out just as quick as it gets in! Wales UK is always raining.

I dint think New orleans was meant to have infrastructure, I thought it was meant to have music and voodoo?

My half sister lives in Mississippi.


Thanks for the advice!
It's in the driveway waiting to be picked up; I had it towed home. It won't start. It's an older car, and I won't say I would be terribly sad if it got totaled out.
We have music and voodoo, but roadways that drained would be great. I lived in Mississippi for a while, also.

Wayne, loved the version of SOTR. And thanks for the introduction the Specials!

This song is silly, but I like it.




Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 01:44 AM

AimeeO , what can I say to that, its 2.26 am and I am now frightened to go to bed, after that video.

Heres The velvet underground and NIco, and "ALL tommorrows parties" and may there be many, many, many tommorrows parties for everyone!!

(obviously not with no dress to wear and no crying behind the door!) But proper good parties, with music, and stuff, and good things.


Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 03:06 AM

Here's one from Ray Davis, good to see that he is still out there performing as well as ever.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 05:43 AM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
Originally Posted by Rostosky
Thanks for those two AimeeO , brilliant, I am sorry to hear about your car, if you look under the carpets in the floor wells, you should find a few removable rubber grommets about the size say of 3/4 to an inch diameter, take these out and your water will drain out easy. If it keeps happening leave the grommetts out and the water will drain out just as quick as it gets in! Wales UK is always raining.

I dint think New orleans was meant to have infrastructure, I thought it was meant to have music and voodoo?

My half sister lives in Mississippi.


Thanks for the advice!
It's in the driveway waiting to be picked up; I had it towed home. It won't start. It's an older car, and I won't say I would be terribly sad if it got totaled out.
We have music and voodoo, but roadways that drained would be gr
eat. I lived in Mississippi for a while, also.

Wayne, loved the version of SOTR. And thanks for the introduction the Specials!

This song is silly, but I like it.



OMG!! I knew this one immediately! I was probably 8 or 9 years old when this was played on the radio.

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 06:02 AM


Feeling a bit down tonight, so this is my contribution [Linked Image]

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 06:11 AM


I'm not able to hear your post yet PPP because I'm not at my desktop. My handheld device is a problem. I hope things go better for you tomorrow.

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 06:24 AM

Thanks Griffin.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 06:28 AM


My final posting for the night is folksinger, Tracy Chapman performing "Fast Car." I first heard it in the late 1980s. Like folksinger Nancy Griffith (who I posted 2 evenings ago), I particularly like the storytelling Tracy projects in her songs.

Good night!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 01:37 PM


Good morning! I enjoyed what I heard yesterday. I couldn't hear some because I wasn't at my computer. I'll get to do that later. It's still very hot in Minneapolis today, and it's going to be another one of those busy days for me. Therefore I'll do most of my postings now, and check in later to hear what others are going to share today.

Rossy, glad you liked my postings from yesterday. I'm slowly finding some of these old gems I listened to "back in the day," as my nephew and his generation refer to the 1960s. Since it's a hot day my first post will really get you fired up! Here's Jerry Lee Lewis singing "Great Balls of Fire..




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 01:56 PM



My second posting will make you feel real good! Here is James Brown singing "Please, please, please." It was a favorite slow dance of me and my high school friends.





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 01:58 PM


I'm in a hurry folks. I'll post one more later. Have a great day!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 03:19 PM

Originally Posted by polyphasicpianist

Feeling a bit down tonight, so this is my contribution [Linked Image]



I'm sorry I couldn't hear it PPP. We are blocked from seeing it in the U.S., according to the message on my screen.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 03:22 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
AimeeO , what can I say to that, its 2.26 am and I am now frightened to go to bed, after that video.

Heres The velvet underground and NIco, and "ALL tommorrows parties" and may there be many, many, many tommorrows parties for everyone!!

(obviously not with no dress to wear and no crying behind the door!) But proper good parties, with music, and stuff, and good things.




One of my college friends had Velvet Underground recordings and oftentimes played their music.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 03:35 PM



My 3rd post this morning is an all time dance favorite when I was in high school, "Poison Ivy," performed by the Coasters. Enjoy!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 03:36 PM



I am looking forward to hearing some music treats from the rest of you today.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 04:55 PM

My favorite Velvet Underground:


There's another version with alternate lyrics on a live album, also. It's hard to say which is my favorite.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 05:08 PM

This is one of my favorite bands, especially to see live. The first time I heard them was at a show, and I wound up singing along with every song, even though I didn't know 'em.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 05:10 PM

I can't believe no one has gotten the Led out.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 07:07 PM

Brilliant Choices today folks, Griffin: Brilliant, AimeeO : magic, Polyphasicpianist: excellent, and you reminded me of "Lust for Life" by Iggy pop, so am posting it along with "Passenger"

PPP, I hope you shake off the untowardness, and get back to your old self as soon as possible.



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 08:41 PM

Evening guys, great posts! Griffin, your post number is climbing rappidly lol, good stuff!

Rostosky "The Pasenger" brought back a great memory, as a teen, I spent an 8wk school holiday with my lesbian great aunties in Bridlington, it was wicked! Whilst stopping there , there was a series on TV called passengers, about 11pm that I watched (cos I had my own room and a TV) It was a great eye opener, (The passenger was the theme tune by the way) it was a programme about teen culture. thnx for the memory lol

Going straight OT, here's my contri'

(I don't know what it is I have about Portishead lately, but One I heard for the first time tonight, maybe I should post em on the sad scale thread)

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 09:09 PM

Oh. my other half just put the vinyl's on, and I've got supper to make, will call bk intermitently (no time to google the spelling, or meaning, loooool) speak soon x
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 09:21 PM

Excellent Wayne, I know bridlington very well, in fact all allong the east coast. Was born and brought up in Hull.

I took Mrs Rossy to Scarborough where we have some Buddist friends, A really sweet couple, one is a Tai Chi teacher.
Also, we went further up the coast to sands end, where you can find jet and amber on the beach, this pleased mr.s Rossy.

Also, on the outskirts to Scarborough is a monument to Barry Sheen, a teenage hero of mine. (saw him race many times)

OH!! and then quite by accident, we went to Whitby, on THE weekend when all the goths go, the Dracula thing weekend.
This was so funny,
As I have mentioned before, me and mrs Rossy ONLY ever were black, its just a rule we have.

So, there we are in Whitby, on Goth weekend, Goths everywhere, all trying to look cool and emo ish, and there we are, having always looked like that anyway, because we do, and they are in awe of us, we gotted stopped left right and centre by goth types wanting to look at mrs Rossys, earings..she has ten piercings in one ear and eleven in the other, in a row top to bottom. An excellent time.

The walk up to the Abbey is like the Hill I live on in Wales!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 10:14 PM

Flamborough Head is beautiful, hope u called there!

No wonder Mrs R gets tired walking back from the garage, carrying all that gold, up that steep hill (edited this bit out, think I went too far)
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 10:25 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Evening guys, great posts! Griffin, your post number is climbing rappidly lol, good stuff!



Hi Wayne. If my piano teacher ever sees my posts, he might catch on as to why I've been spending a bit less piano practice time with Mr. Debussy. wink Fortunately, I am learning to balance my practice time with my "Down Memory Lane" posts. I'm still having fun!



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/19/11 10:36 PM

Griff, what he doesn't know, won't hurt him, don't forget, fun is what it's all about! It's nice to visit ur memory lane.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 05:37 AM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Griff, what he doesn't know, won't hurt him, don't forget, fun is what it's all about! It's nice to visit ur memory lane.


I couldn't agree more Wayne. I thought of a local jazz pianist i've gotten to know who made a similar comment like you about for the fun of it.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 06:06 AM

Thanks to everyone who contributed their Memory Lane favorites. It is both fun and informative for me.

This will be my last post for the evening. As I unwind from a busy, yet productive day, I'm in the mood for some appropriate jazz music. The sounds of the Modern Jazz Quartet are one of my favorite jazz ensembles for evenings like this. I first heard them in 1968 while i was in college. Here is the MJQ's 1952 recording of "All the Things You Are."

Good night!





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 01:51 PM


Good Morning everyone! The heatwave is still happening in Minneapolis. I'm going to start my day off with enjoying the smooth moves and music of the Temptations. They were big hits when I was in high school. Here are the Temptations singing "My Girl.".



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 02:06 PM


My second post will be Ben E. King and the Drifters singing, "Under the Boardwalk." I will do one more posting much later today when I have more time. Have a great day!



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 03:32 PM

Brilliant as usual Griffin!! I dont have much time today, complicated things have been thrown at me....


Wayne, Mr.s Rossy (unlike me) does not "do" walking UP the big hill. She times walking Down the Hill with the bus time table,so she can catch a bus back up.
She has actually walked back up the Hill on a couple of occasions, but hates it more than I do! OH, not gold!! Silver.

There is a bus once every two hours from where we live, into the nearest town. This is really bad, and they stop at 7pm.

The nearest town is Ten miles away, so missing the last bus back, gets you a very bad walk with some even bigger hills, or, a £25. taxi.. dont know whats worse, and fortunately have not done this mistake yet!!

Anyways, heres a happy song.

REM and shiny happy people.


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 04:07 PM

Just finished up watching a Trailer Park Boys Marathon, so here's Rush:


(TPB is a ridiculous Canadian show from a few years back. In one episode, they kidnap Alex Lifeson from Rush.)
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 05:32 PM

AimeeO there were some excellent shows from Canada, shown here in the UK, Here is a clip from LEXX (the dark zone worship his divine shadow etc)

Here is Kai, who is the last of the Brunnen G, and of course dead, playing a wrecked piano and then jamming with some other folk.

Particularly funny, are his explanations about being dead to the catholic priest, who maybe too drunk to fully understand just why Kai has no Liver and speaks a language he has never heard before.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 06:33 PM

Sorry, did I hear someone mention Rush . . .



And since we are on the topic of Rush . . .


(I fear you have to be Canadian to really understand how unbelievably funny this second video actually is. But if you are not Canadian this link might help you understand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJE3EgTGg9k)

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 07:25 PM

I'll have to check LEXX out. Looks like a good time!

Here's something a little odd you guys may or may not like.

Their name is Manic Hispanic, and they do covers of songs with a Mexican twist.

Here is "Creeper is a Low Rider"(Sheena is a Punk Rocker - Ramones):
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 09:00 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Brilliant as usual Griffin!! I dont have much time today, complicated things have been thrown at me....



Hope you uncomplicated them Rostosky.

I'm in and out again tonight, loving the posts everyone!


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 09:58 PM

Hi Everyone. I finally squeezed a few minutes for my third post. It's even hotter today than it was yesterday. Which is a heatwave. When I was high school in the early 1960s Martha and the Vandellas had hit the pop charts with "Heatwave." Here we go down Memory Lane with Martha and the Vandellas.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 10:02 PM



I'll be back later with one of my offerings to unwind to this evening.

Rossy, let me know if my MJQ offering last night worked for you. If I understood you correctly from another topic/post, the MJQ might be the kind of jazz you do like. I'm interested.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 10:37 PM

Wow, marvellous contributions guys!! loads of variation here!!
Griffin, I am sorry about MJQ, did you notice I actually didn't make any comment about it?
But, since you asked, I know you wont want me to lie or anything.
I know loads of folk will like the MJQ.
I know loads of folks will love the MJQ.
There might be one person in Wales UK that doesn't like the MJQ, but thats OK!!

Heres some floyd... comfortably numb.....

enjoy,

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 11:11 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Wow, marvellous contributions guys!! loads of variation here!!
Griffin, I am sorry about MJQ, did you notice I actually didn't make any comment about it?
But, since you asked, I know you wont want me to lie or anything.
I know loads of folk will like the MJQ.
I know loads of folks will love the MJQ.
There might be one person in Wales UK that doesn't like the MJQ, but thats OK!!




Not a problem for me Rossy. I realize that not everyone is going to like everything that is being presented. I am no different. Also, like I told Wayne earlier, this is sure a fun way to share our music in a relaxed way.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 11:26 PM

Damn! Rostosky, I already bought u MJQ Quadrouple DVD/BLUERAY DELUX for your birthday, looks like I better return it to the store frown

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/20/11 11:28 PM

Griffin, it sure is, I'm hearing loads'a stuff I never heard before! smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 12:45 AM

Thanks Wayne, its the thought that counts!!

Heres Shane and Kirsty mccoll , RIP Kirsty.

Fairytale of new york.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 01:10 AM

Penultimate one tonight, is by the Yarbirds, and "for your love"
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 01:16 AM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Damn! Rostosky, I already bought u MJQ Quadrouple DVD/BLUERAY DELUX for your birthday, looks like I better return it to the store frown


laugh
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 01:37 AM

Ok ! dont accept any Euros as a refund, they are more dodgey than a nine pound note. lol.
My final one tonight, I know Carlos santana did a good version, but I prefer this, The Zombies, and "Shes not there"

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 12:00 PM


Good morning everyone. Last night I was going to sign off and explain that I needed to take the evening off. Unfortunately, technical problems kept me from posting my message.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed yesterday. This morning I'm going to share some old favorites starting with Ben E. King and the Drifters singing "Under the Boardwalk.".




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 12:10 PM


Dionne Warwick is still one of my favorite pop singers. Here's another favorite slow dance we enjoyed in high school, "Don't Make me Over.".



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 12:18 PM



My third post is Al Green singing "Let's Stay Together."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 12:26 PM


Well that is just what I needed to get my day off to a good start! I hope you all have a great day and evening.

Rossy, I have a special request for this weekend, if possible. Do you have some more Pentangle to share? I loved it, and our old record wore out years ago.

I'm off! I'll check in later!

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 03:28 PM

'Morning!

A little Joe Cocker:


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 03:29 PM

It's crazy to think that the Cure has been around for almost 40 years.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 03:32 PM

Talking Heads!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 04:50 PM

Hello, all,

Anyone one else been looking at the Colorado's First Piano World Party - Huge Success!
thread? And it's predecessor;

The thread with the photo's here!

I must admit, I found some of the comments very amusing, especially

"Strings and wood" - "The pieces have been edited and are not in their entirety and I have left in a bit of verbal banter to convey a bit of the atmosphere. Also, the storage disk max out and I was unable to capture the playing of jotur and Randy much to my disappointment as their contributions were really good."

This got me thinking, can you imagine a piano party for the contributors of Rostosky's thread!
Can You imagine the "goings on", and the after photos, and the cake?

I'm gonna look for some "fake" suitable photo's lol, lets say of Rostosky sprawled over the piano the next morning, hung over looking like sh*t etc

I'll be back later smile
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 05:09 PM

That's awesome! I'm going to look around, too!

Of course, towards the end of the night,someone will have to play this song:


edit: hmmm if you look at the images in the video, I think some of these would work!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 05:47 PM

That's just brilliant lol! I'm just nipping to shop then I'll start looking, but will be lucky to top that!!!!!!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 06:00 PM

Excellent contributions folks, AimeeO, I saw the cure at glastonbury in 1987/8 (think that was the year!) They opened in a very unusual thunderstorm, the lightening was coming straight down, like in straight bolts, started off about a mile behind the stage and went round in a massive circle, finishing at the same time as the cure did, it was remarkable.

Love the Tom Waites !! From the albumn "small change" (quite an oldie!)

Griffin, I believe the Pentangle albumn was called "The pentangle" being their first and released in 1968.
So, I have put up a couple more tracks from it, "pentangling"
and "bells" just for your enjoyment.

Wayne and AimeeO, It would indeed be a memorable piano party.
And strange things indeed would happen, I am sure, they usually do around me, even though I dont seem to actively do anything to encourage the "strangeness"!!

I do not drink alcohol though, I havent since I was sixteen, when I found it just didn't agree with me, I didn't get on with it, everyone else I knew was Ok, but I would sit in the pub with them and be drunk after just one pint, if I drunk anymore I would get ill, headaches and wretched heartburn.
Needless to say, it was not the intoxicant of choice for me.

It is not my fault that folk found if they spiked my orange juice with pharmaceutically related concoctions I would perform amusing antics for them.

The last party me and mrs Rossy had, (ahem) was when we rented a farmhouse that had three barns and 118 acres of land we could wander over.
We had just got married, and the "perp" of this party, Phill Jones (http://www.radiojazz.fm/)decided we should have a "party"

Well, three barns, meant three sound systems (apparently!)
approximately 500 people, a massive bonfire, and quite a few live in vehicles turned up as did a lot of the folk from Tally valley.

What astounded me most was that the three sound systems were all running off a single plug socket located in a bedroom in the farmhouse, and fed outside to the barns via miles of extension leads..

Some folk in Kidwelly 14 miles away, heard the music in the night, followed it and homed in on the party, and had a great time.

There was a single track drive to the farmhouse, being about a quarter mile long, this was totally blocked with vehicles, so even if the police wanted to attend they couldnt.

The surprising thing was they didnt bother at all.

I started off having a good time, then became increasingly aware that the slurry pit on the farm could pose a serious danger to any suspecting reveller who ventured near it.

In the past, mrs rossy had happened upon seven dairy cows that had wandered inadvertantly into it, and I had to race to get the farmer who managed to haul them out with harnesses and a JCB just in time.

What no-one knew was that there were in fact EIGHT, and one "turned up" much later in the year when the slurry pit was stirred and then some used for the fields.

This was a very nasty thing indeed, and a good reminder of the dangers of unfenced slurry pits.

Drunken and otherwise intoxicated people and slurry pits do not make for a positive outcome.

And I felt like a bit of a spoil sport at times saying to folk, "dont go through that door in that barn, because there is a pit thirty foot long by thirty foot wide and fifteen feet deep, and allthough its easy to fall in, it aint that easy to get back out" !!!

A slurry pit, is the only thing to date that I have ever found that makes the portaloos at Glastonbury appear luxurious.....

I suppose if a party is going to be had, it should be a damn good proper one that folk will always remember!!

Unfortunately we dont live there anymore, the farmhouse and land had to be sold when the BSE crisis hit,the farmer sho owned it had no choice: ever so sad, we loved it there, we had chickens and my dog had free roam of the land as there wasnt any sheep..


Anyways, From "The pentangle" albumn, "pentangling" and "bells"



































Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 06:29 PM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
That's awesome! I'm going to look around, too!

Of course, towards the end of the night,someone will have to play this song:


edit: hmmm if you look at the images in the video, I think some of these would work!


laugh Loved it!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 06:41 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Excellent contributions folks, AimeeO, I saw the cure at glastonbury in 1987/8 (think that was the year!) They opened in a very unusual thunderstorm, the lightening was coming straight down, like in straight bolts, started off about a mile behind the stage and went round in a massive circle, finishing at the same time as the cure did, it was remarkable.

Love the Tom Waites !! From the albumn "small change" (quite an oldie!)

Griffin, I believe the Pentangle albumn was called "The pentangle" being their first and released in 1968.
So, I have put up a couple more tracks from it, "pentangling"
and "bells" just for your enjoyment.

Wayne and AimeeO, It would indeed be a memorable piano party.
And strange things indeed would happen, I am sure, they usually do around me, even though I dont seem to actively do anything to encourage the "strangeness"!!

I do not drink alcohol though, I havent since I was sixteen, when I found it just didn't agree with me, I didn't get on with it, everyone else I knew was Ok, but I would sit in the pub with them and be drunk after just one pint, if I drunk anymore I would get ill, headaches and wretched heartburn.
Needless to say, it was not the intoxicant of choice for me.

It is not my fault that folk found if they spiked my orange juice with pharmaceutically related concoctions I would perform amusing antics for them.

The last party me and mrs Rossy had, (ahem) was when we rented a farmhouse that had three barns and 118 acres of land we could wander over.
We had just got married, and the "perp" of this party, Phill Jones (http://www.radiojazz.fm/)decided we should have a "party"

Well, three barns, meant three sound systems (apparently!)
approximately 500 people, a massive bonfire, and quite a few live in vehicles turned up as did a lot of the folk from Tally valley.

What astounded me most was that the three sound systems were all running off a single plug socket located in a bedroom in the farmhouse, and fed outside to the barns via miles of extension leads..

Some folk in Kidwelly 14 miles away, heard the music in the night, followed it and homed in on the party, and had a great time.

There was a single track drive to the farmhouse, being about a quarter mile long, this was totally blocked with vehicles, so even if the police wanted to attend they couldnt.

The surprising thing was they didnt bother at all.

I started off having a good time, then became increasingly aware that the slurry pit on the farm could pose a serious danger to any suspecting reveller who ventured near it.

In the past, mrs rossy had happened upon seven dairy cows that had wandered inadvertantly into it, and I had to race to get the farmer who managed to haul them out with harnesses and a JCB just in time.

What no-one knew was that there were in fact EIGHT, and one "turned up" much later in the year when the slurry pit was stirred and then some used for the fields.

This was a very nasty thing indeed, and a good reminder of the dangers of unfenced slurry pits.

Drunken and otherwise intoxicated people and slurry pits do not make for a positive outcome.

And I felt like a bit of a spoil sport at times saying to folk, "dont go through that door in that barn, because there is a pit thirty foot long by thirty foot wide and fifteen feet deep, and allthough its easy to fall in, it aint that easy to get back out" !!!

A slurry pit, is the only thing to date that I have ever found that makes the portaloos at Glastonbury appear luxurious.....

I suppose if a party is going to be had, it should be a damn good proper one that folk will always remember!!

Unfortunately we dont live there anymore, the farmhouse and land had to be sold when the BSE crisis hit,the farmer sho owned it had no choice: ever so sad, we loved it there, we had chickens and my dog had free roam of the land as there wasnt any sheep..


Anyways, From "The pentangle" albumn, "pentangling" and "bells"





































Thank you Rossy! I don't know why, but I've always found Pentangle's pieces interesting. I was just enjoying their music on my lunch break. However, it's now time to get back to my projects!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 07:12 PM

Rossy, I would make you a "special" cake, seeing as you don't drink! I'm considering making a seperate thread for the fictional piano party, starting with the venue, guests arriving, Ive got a great avatar for Griffin looool, might have to do a bit more research first though!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/21/11 07:52 PM

My choice of vid 4 2day smile

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/22/11 01:23 AM

Wayne, I dont see why we couldnt organise a real piano party weekend for folks in the UK? Shouldn't be too much of a problem.

I like cake, and biscuits, and a big pot of tea, no earl grey though it tastes a bit naff.

Tonights contribution, is a FANTASTIC one!!! even though I say it myself, for those who remember Twin Peaks, well here is Julee Cruise from David lynches Industrial symphony no.1
(dream of the broken hearted)

And "Rockin back inside my heart" Love it. And for desert, "Falling" which was of course the title soundtrack for twin peaks, I have the sheet for falling if anyone wants?

Also, I have the complete box set of dvds for the whole of twin peaks should anyone have questions about twin peaks that they still aint got answers for!!




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/22/11 04:27 AM


Folks, I won't have another post tonight, and I'm going to take a few days off to complete a project. I have to get an early start. Don't worry, however. I'll do my postings again on Sunday. It's been fun listening to today's contributions. Thanks, and I'm off to bed!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/22/11 04:40 AM

Sleep well Griffin, Its time I was off to bed too, I have a nocturnal problem, I stay up all nights usually, bad one really as the shops and things are only open in the daytime here in Wales!! Ah well. Good luck with the project.. which reminds me of the "allan parsons project....Hmmm
eye in the sky.... hmmm
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/22/11 07:15 AM

no no Turn of a Friendly Card!!
Tales of Mystery and Imagination is pretty good too.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/22/11 07:24 PM

Here you go AimeeO, "The turn of a friendly card" (part one AND two!) just for you.
But also I thought, just for the sake of it "Old and Wise"
Hope you enjoy...



Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/22/11 09:27 PM

Hi.

I wanted to make a little tribute to Norwegian people.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/22/11 10:25 PM

A very thoughtfull and apt Dedication Recaredo, I missed most of the news on TV but will catch it later. Here is my dedication too,
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/22/11 11:49 PM

That's very encouriging for me Rossy, in my piano path, really, really, lol!

This one is a "must not miss"



watch on YT, how annoying!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/23/11 12:02 AM

Thanks Wayne, good one, I bet if Slycat is still watching she will say, "Oh I thought of that" for this next one, The Cult, and "she sells sanctuary" excellent remember by me there!!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/23/11 12:22 AM

I'm sure I could hear your dulcimer in the backgound!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/23/11 12:28 AM

Got the plans Wayne, and have located supplies for Pin block wood, and hitch pins and piano wire, so all is going well so far. Plus MRs R does "pyrography" Celtic knotwork at that, so the finished result will be a quality item of beauty.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/23/11 04:51 AM

People are playing a lot of mainstream stuff. How uncool man. grin


Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/23/11 02:00 PM

I’d like to post about another song by Schubert: Der Erlkönig.

This song tells us one story with four characters: one narrator, a son, a father, and the Death. The son sees that his death is too close. The father thinks that his son is just delirious. The Death wishes to the boy.

The music is really impressive. Schubert composed an amazing song working the dynamic and the tone.

Here we can listen to the most famous performance on this song. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings magisterially, giving the precise details to every character. Pay attention as well to the phenomenal playing of Gerald Moore.

This video has subtitles, so it’s easy to follow the song.


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/23/11 05:35 PM

Thanks for the Parsons! I remember we had that on vinyl. The Anitra's Dance is lovely - can't believe I've never heard it. I also like the Der Erlkönig. I wish I could play it.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/23/11 09:44 PM

Well, I was going to post up some more Grieg from the Peer Gynt suite for AimeeO and as a sort of mark of respect for what has happened in Norway.. Added to this today, the terrible sadness of Amy Winehouse's death, joining the "27 club"

So, a split memorial. first off "Death of Aase," Pictures on the Video, taken from Vigelands Park In Oslo, so I hope fitting.

Second is the wonderfull link Wayne gave me for Miss Winehouse of a video of an Acoustic version of "Back to Black" which shows off her talent.






Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 12:27 PM

I've been away for a few days to complete a project. The tragic events in Norway and the loss of the gifted artist Amy Winehouse feel overwhelmIng. My first post for today is my dedication to the people of Norway and in memory of Amy Winehouse.

Here is guitarist Per-Olov Kindgren's performance of "Air on a G String" by J.S. Bach.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 02:56 PM

It's Sunday morning, and I'd normally be listening to some classical music. However, I find myself wanting to tap into the rich musical treasures from my African American heritage. Kathleen Battle's performance of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" is just what I am looking for.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 03:04 PM

My next post is "Simple Gifts," a traditional American Shaker hymn which Aaron Copeland incorporated into his symphonic composition, "Appalachian Spring."

Here is the performance of soloist Robert Sims.




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 03:13 PM

I have to make this my final posting for today. Hang onto you seats for this rousing performance of Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," performed by the New York Philharmonic under the baton of James Levine.

Have a great day everyone!



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 04:34 PM

Thanks for the Grieg, Ros. It really is terrible about Norway. It makes me sick that people's brains can operate in such a way that they feel by killing a bunch of random people they're doing the world a favor. And poor Amy. I wish that there was a cure for addictions.

In an odd twist, Back to Black was running through my head the last few days.

Songs for today:


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 05:58 PM

We have our own radio station, as the one's available to us here are rubbish! It plays songs at random from our collection which is huge. I kid you not, It has played the whole of Amy's album today, some of the songs one after another. How weird.

Amongst Amy Winehouse, this one was played;



which reminded me of this one



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 07:08 PM

For those interested, our radio station is available online also,

http://www.galaxy108.co.uk/
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 07:59 PM

Ah Griffin, I did not know that "simple gifts" was that,I knew it as "Lord Of the Dance" so some checking taught me that this came later in 1967! I loved the Bach on Guitar, brilliant, thanks loads!!

AimeeO, loved the angels wings, and famous blue rain coat is one of my more favoured Leonard Cohen songs, saying that, his recent stuff is exceptionally nice!

Wayne, loved the Noah and the Whale ! and Lola ! And I see the similarity, with almost a Lou reed type voice talk-over style, Brill.

Recaredo, are you sure you are OK, you seem a little too interested in "Death" and things that relate to "Death" in a very sort of Emo way!! LOL are you a "Goth"? Thats OK too!!

Saying that, "Ive lost a friend and I don't know why" Eulogy to Lenny Bruce, NICO. Todays offering...




Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 08:37 PM

I've never heard that before Rossy, but it's yet another one that's helpful to me, I've been "just playin' around with chords today" (started off with Back to Black, Really, as soon as I woke up this morning, and I was pretty hung over by the way, never drinking that much again) Then I sort of got into the relationships between the sounds of different chords, and made up a few peices, (if you can call it that) playing in different styles, and using chord progressions, The music you posted is very similar to what I've been doing today! I'm gonna listen to that a few times, thnx smile
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 08:46 PM

Lol, Rostosky, my next post about Schubert songs will be more cheerful.

But now, only for those who have enjoyed the original piano version of Der Erlkönig, here’s the orchestrated version by Hector Berlioz.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 09:06 PM

Recaredo, I hope you know I was only joking, this next one is with you in mind.
I personally am a big fan of Dead can dance for many reasons.
Please take the time to listen to this one all the way through,and let me know what you think.

The images in the video are just a few things that are in my mind, sort of constantly, and tie in with your previous observations, I hope you agree... I believe this stands up next to any choral classical music...........

Dead can dance, "The Host of Seraphim"
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 09:24 PM

Don't worry Rossy. I know your humour and I enjoy it very much.



Now I have to go. I need to iron my shirt and lubricate my chains.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 09:37 PM

Tomorrow I'll tell you my impressions about Dead can dance. It has been really impressive. But it's late in Spain and tomorrow is Monday. I hate Mondays.

Good night!
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 10:38 PM

Well, I could not go to the bed without telling this.

Actually I only feel horror about the Death. It’s too horrible. But sometimes the music upsets the mind in such way that we can see even attractive, something as horrifying as the Death is. This is dangerous, because the music has to be a consolation for our mind and soul. I have to remember the music only by the music, and forget its message soon after listening. Otherwise, the music is enough powerful to become a pain for the soul.

Rossy, that video is impressive, the music and the images hit any sensibility. But after listening I only take the melody and the harmony of the music.

I don’t know if my explanation is clear.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 11:28 PM

I couldn't understand that Recaredo, I read it like this;

"Actually, I only feel horror about the Death! It’s too horrible! But sometimes the music upsets the mind in such way, that we can see even attractiveness, Something as horrifying as the Death, is. This is dangerous, because the music has to be a consolation for our mind and soul. I have to remember the music only by, the music, and forget its message soon after listening. Otherwise, the music is enough powerful to become a pain for the soul.

Rossy, that video is impressive, the music and the images hit any sensibility. But after listening I only take the melody and the harmony of the music.

I don’t know if my explanation is clear."
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/24/11 11:33 PM

don't forget Recaredo, you can play the music and take charge of where the music goes, it doesn't have to lead you, YOU lead it!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 01:20 AM

Good translation attempt Wayne! However, I consulted some ancient manuscripts and can now show how I read it.

Recaredo: " I am extremely frightened and overly concerned with the Grim reaper, I see him where ever I go and am terrified to go to bed at night just in case he is hiding under my bed or in my wardrobe.

I fear the death taking me away with him by surprise, when I am least expecting him.

I hear him in all music, and find it hard to enjoy the music without thinking of the death in it.

I have written some poems about the death and his ugliness getting nearer to me, and have drawn a picture of the death, which hangs on my bedroom wall.

Sometimes I have picnics in the local graveyard at night to try and tempt the death into a trap I have built for him.

I carry this picture of the death in my pocket at all times, just so I never forget about the death being always present.

Here is the picture I carry. [Linked Image]

"Seasons don't fear the Reaper, nor the wind the sun or the rain, we can be like they are "

AHHH, That, would be: "Blue oyster cult" then, and "Don't fear the Reaper"

Check this out Recaredo, and get ready for the "Stunning " at 2 minits 44 seconds onwards........



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 06:35 AM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
Tomorrow I'll tell you my impressions about Dead can dance. It has been really impressive. But it's late in Spain and tomorrow is Monday. I hate Mondays.


Posted By: Chris G

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 06:58 AM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
Originally Posted by Recaredo
Tomorrow I'll tell you my impressions about Dead can dance. It has been really impressive. But it's late in Spain and tomorrow is Monday. I hate Mondays.




Nice one Aimee - some great piano on that track.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 09:55 AM

Wayne. Thanks for the translation attempt. Writing those thoughts in English was difficult for me. BTW, your advice is very good.

Rossy. Brilliant post! (as usual). While I was reading it, I got my first laugh on this Monday.

Aimee, thanks for the dedication, but I cannot watch that video in my country. I’ve found this one. I suppose that it’s the same song. Beautiful song!

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 03:27 PM

The very same.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 05:00 PM

Hi folks,
Sorry that I won't be able to post until later today.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 07:51 PM

Recaredo, This is a beautifull song, with death in it, I hope you like it, I do, a lot.

Thinking of folk who are no longer with us, caused me to remember a very good friend of mine, A big guy , both in stature and mind.
He was a draughsman on the concorde project back in the day.
British aerospace works many years in advance, what is on the drawing boards today may not exist in reality for a great many years.

He was in a topnotch and top paid job, and had allready bought his own house out of it.


One day, they came to him, and said "Well now that concorde is moving into production, we will be moving you onto other projects"

He said "what will they be then?"
They said "Tornado strike aircraft"

He said "No chance" They said " You work on what we tell you to"

He said " I will not put my skills to military aircraft, only civill aircraft"

They said, "there isnt a choice"

He said "yes there is" and left,never to return.

He spent the rest of his life gardening and brewing beer,and advising folk on their troubles and woes, and became a guru to many.

This song has always reminded me of him, Fairport convention, and "Crazy man Michael" Another beautifull rendition by Sandy Denny.

A dire warning: If you ask a Raven to tell you your future, be aware of the consequences. (The Raven was his true love.)

"For his true love has flown,into every flower grown,and he must be keeper of the garden" Lovely words.



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 08:19 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Recaredo, This is a beautifull song, with death in it, I hope you like it, I do, a lot.



I bet you do Rostosky lol, alot of the vids you post have a simlar sound. Do you know, thats how I came accross the Dulcimer vid on YT, by typing, Medievil folk song into google, because that's what the songs you post remind me of!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 08:33 PM

My contribution for today smile

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/25/11 09:28 PM

Wayne, I have not realy posted anything medieval! but I am interested in old folk songs, as they have often been reworked with new Ideas to give a new slant on things. Bob Dylan, for instance using Woody guthrie, and even in the classical world, Griegs was accused of being "Just a folk song writer" (In his time!)

Point being, that there is much to be gleaned, and possibly reworked from songs that time has either forgotten about, or has failed to discover, I am looking through the Archives in the University at Aberystwyth, because I found a document indexing "a number of songs" in a collection of personal papers from 1850, which may prove very interesting.


Anyways, DIG THIS: "Punk" Accordian girl Renee de la Prade, playing her heart out whilst some NUNS cheer, on the street in San Francisco, fantastic stuff, this is what "folk" music is all about...

Enjoy..



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/26/11 02:25 AM

I like that accordion player. I also can't help but think the nun on the right would have an awesome time if she went to some good gigs. I hope she does get to some good gigs, because there sure are a lot of them in SF.

I can't help it but every time I think of San Francisco and music I think of this:

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/26/11 02:52 AM

Good one AimeeO , I like Zappa, but every time I hear the words San francisco, I just think of this......
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/26/11 09:06 AM

Ok we need songs for fried brains. I hate car hunting.

To put my mind in a quiet happy place, I offer you all this:
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/26/11 07:12 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Anyways, DIG THIS: "Punk" Accordian girl Renee de la Prade, playing her heart out whilst some NUNS cheer, on the street in San Francisco, fantastic stuff, this is what "folk" music is all about...

Enjoy..





LOL, REALLY.........LOL
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/26/11 09:39 PM

Here you go AimeeO, this should calm you down, Ruby Tuesday, Melanie singing.
My advice for car hunting: Forget cars,buy a small bus,diesal and manual gearbox, put a woodburner in it, and build your bed at the back. A small cooker that runs on butane or propane.
Purchase a baby generator that runs off diesal, and get a digital piano.
Drive off into the sunset, park in the mountains, dig hole, place generator in hole, start it up, place carpets over top of hole to totally muffle genny noise.
Play digital piano loudly whilst sun sets.

Enjoy mountain scenery. (light woodburner to keep warm)

Wayne, nearly forgot to mention, we just dont get clapping dancing nuns in the UK do we? I always believed that nuns dont enjoy dancing till I saw that. Maybe the Uk just attracts deadly serious nun types?






Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/26/11 10:02 PM

time is tight tonight Rossy!

Ur right, UK nuns aren't quite with it......

(I got 2 tales to tell here, but no time)

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/26/11 10:05 PM

OH, so strike that, just strike that totally.

WAYNE, your Nuns are not real nuns, But mine are!!

I "found myself" on Youtube searching "dancing Nuns" just in a research capacity, Imagine my surprise when I found a "Nun dance off" competition.

You have to bear with it till 2minits 24 seconds in, when sister Angelina goes a bit "Michael flatley"

This is not in isolation, I found another video of a Nun In a PUB in Ireland dancing away, I jest not, I consider I have been educated today in a hitherto unknown murky discipline of Nun dancing.
Nun dancing has just made me go Off topic! but hey, come on!!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/27/11 03:22 PM



Good Morning! I've been scarce lately because it's been busy. I just felt like hearing from Gladys Knight & the Pips again. Here is "Midnight Train to Georgia." Hope you all have a great day.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/27/11 03:29 PM


Let's go down Memory Lane for me in the 1960s with the Staple Singers' performance of "I'll Take You There."



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/27/11 06:36 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
OH, so strike that, just strike that totally.

WAYNE, your Nuns are not real nuns, But mine are!!



Posting fake Nun videos, I dunno, will try not to make a habit of it!

Nice to have you back Griffin, nice choices for your video posts. smile
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/27/11 06:40 PM

One from me smile

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/27/11 07:24 PM

My next choice of the evening, is singer/songwriter/pianist, Nicole94707 (from this very forum) Enjoy smile



I can't seem to get her new release to play on YT, I'm off to enquire about this!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/27/11 07:44 PM

I'm on a roll...........

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/27/11 11:33 PM

More brilliant contributions folks,, I will add one of my own to Griffins 60's era, Frank Ifield, and "I remember you"

released in 1962, and found in my mams single collection, by me aged 4!! This has a little sad factor, the lyrics were written by johnny mercer, and related to Judy garland, apparently he then gave her the lyrics, the day after she got married to someone else.......
Life sure throws some bad curveballs at folk?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 12:17 AM

Got reminded somewhere else tonight of Nazareth, and remembered this wonderfully inspiring song version "this flight tonight"

I love the way this song is first Bass driven and only later drum driven, it just drives relentlessly, perfect for, well a fast drive in ones car or on ones motorcycle, or a mad dance round the living room....
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 12:24 AM

Great choices, everyone.
I bought a car so now I don't have to think about it anymore. I am relieved. Riding off in a bus did sound like a great idea.

I will start with this:

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 12:31 AM

and then this:


I've been listening to this song for almost 20 years and JUST found out Tom Waits did the voice of the Tommy the Cat. I am an idiot:
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 12:38 AM

WOW AimeeO never heard of Fiona Apple, that was really really good, it reminds me of something and I cannot think quite what, oooh, ang on its coming, yep thats it: It's so Weimer,
Caberet! Love it!!
Thanks.....
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 01:07 AM

Well, I just posted this somewhere else, but feel its just too good to miss for the folks reading this thread, I love this ..
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 05:24 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Well, I just posted this somewhere else, but feel its just too good to miss for the folks reading this thread, I love this ..


Anyone else find that watching this video really gives a sense of how well Geoffrey Rush captured the part of David Helfgott in the movie Shine.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 07:16 AM

Totally PPP , and one of my all time favourite films!!
Sheer magic.
I found this, and just had to share on here.... I find this remarkable.....Hope it starts everyones day of well.
I actually went and found it for someone on a different thread, but had to post it here as well!!!

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 11:23 AM

Hi folks, I’m glad to hear you like Sarasate’s music.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 12:05 PM


Good morning everyone. I wasn't sure of what to post this morning until I heard all of the great fiddling in previous posts. I'll be back later with a post from Memory Lane. However, my first post will be violinists Eileen Ivers, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, and Regina Carter performing with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Enjoy!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 12:35 PM

OK, it's time for some glitz! It's time to dance and "Sing a Song" with Earth, Wind & Fire.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 01:46 PM


My next post is Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles performing Stevie's hit, "Living for the City."




Have a great day everyone!

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 02:48 PM

I still haven't seen Shine. It was on cable all the time when I didn't know what it was, and now I that I want to see it, it's never on.

Liking all of the violin.

Glad you liked Fiona, Ros. That was from her last album, Extraordinary Machine, which is my favorite of hers. Here's a cover she did of "Please Send me Someone to Love:"


Biography Channel had specials of Jimi and Janis on last night, so I'm thinking of both of them today.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 04:24 PM


Aimee, I loved everything I heard. I had not listened to Fiona Apple before. I will from now on! Thanks for going down Memory Lane for me with Jimi and Janis!


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 06:38 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
More brilliant contributions folks,, I will add one of my own to Griffins 60's era, Frank Ifield, and "I remember you"

released in 1962, and found in my mams single collection, by me aged 4!! This has a little sad factor, the lyrics were written by johnny mercer, and related to Judy garland, apparently he then gave her the lyrics, the day after she got married to someone else.......
Life sure throws some bad curveballs at folk?


Thanks Rossy! I do remember this from the 60s. It was fun to hear it again,

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 08:13 PM

As my obsession with Lady Gaga has got to be common knowledge around here, it's prob' not a suprise that I'm posting this, but it honestly shows that she has talent!

Pokeherface acoustic...............

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/28/11 10:59 PM

This one int bad smile

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/29/11 02:19 AM

Loads of really good stuff there!!
Griffin, excellent choices as usual!!
AimeeO , I will probably buy Fiona Apples albumn now, thanks.
Wayne, I was going to post Blue Monday! for Recaredo ( because he hates Monday)
Recaredo, Love the violins!
And If I have forgotten anyone else: Sorry!!!
Will post music later as a "busy" thing is happening in the Rossy household at the moment.
Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/29/11 05:15 AM

What wonderful music posted here.. enjoying it all, especially the Motown. thumb

Here's my favorite "oldies" group - The Platters.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/29/11 05:02 PM


Hello Everyone! I enjoyed everyone's postings yesterday. Lots of good music goodies. Elssa, it was great seeing your contribution of the Platters! I used to listen to them when I was a kid, and loved hearing them. That inspired me to share another one of my favorite Platters recordings, "Twilight Time."

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/29/11 05:12 PM



My next post will kick things up for you. Here are the Pointer Sisters singing "Jump."



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/29/11 05:59 PM

Glad you all liked Fiona. Griffin, thanks for "Jump." It made me remember that I had it on 45". Can't remember the B side. I wonder what ever happened to it?'

Superb selections, everyone.. we have excellent taste.

My SO has "Jimi Hendrix: Blues" sitting out. Had no idea this a.) existed, or b.)was in our possession. He has five trillion CDs, so I am not surprised by this. Here's the first track off of it. I'll have to listen to the rest of it.


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/29/11 06:13 PM

Two more:


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/29/11 06:22 PM

Oh gosh, I just opened up a can of worms for myself.

I just found Jimmy Page playing with the Black Crowes doing Zeppelin Songs.

Anyone see that documentary with Page, Jack White, and the Edge? Jimmy has this really calm, content way about himself, and I love it. Can't describe it. Anyway. Now I have to give you this.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/30/11 01:21 AM

Good morning folks, well the Rossy household is still very busy,and time is of the essence.
Actually, what does this mean: time being of the essence?
I cannot remember time ever being of Vannilla essence (we have that in the kitchen, I used four drops for a cake once, and its sat there ever since)
So, presumably, its time to use the vannilla essence, or , IF I use the vannilla essence, I will have more time on my hands.

Actually, what does that mean: having time on ones hands?
Is it possible to have time on ones feet?
These are things that I need more time to ponder, which is difficult today as I am short of time, quite the paradox.

Actually , what does that mean,: a time paradox?

In my case, Posting this is creating a time paradox in itself as I dont really have the time to be posting it.

What I have to do instead is cook a roast dinner, which involves (paradoxically) two uses of time simultaneously, "My posting time" and dried Thyme.

Ah well, food for thought.

Actually, what exactly does that mean: food for thought?
A way of swapping consumables for inspiration?

SPARKS: "Good Morning" From the basement...please dont ask me whos basement,its just "a" basement, I dont have the time to find out where...

Enjoy.











Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/30/11 10:16 AM

Preparing dinner at 2.21am, now that is an odd time!

Hope I'm not being repetative here, but here's a song that was played at my great aunty Margeries funeral, (she had run out of time)

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/30/11 03:21 PM



Good morning! This is just a test. I'm having tech problems again. I'll be back as soon as I get it fixed.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/30/11 05:04 PM



Okay, tech problem is partly solved. My first post was a party dance favorite when I was in high school. Here is Little Eva performing "Locomotion."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/30/11 07:52 PM



It's not midnight in Minneapolis. However, I'm in the mood to hear Wilsobn Picket's "In the Midnight Hour." It was one of our favorites in college. Rock on!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/30/11 07:56 PM



Hold on Folks! I'm not done yet! Here's Sam & Dave singing "Hold On I'm Coming."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/30/11 07:58 PM


That's my final post for today. I've truly enjoyed all of the posts I heard yesterday. Keep sharing your favorite music. It's fun!

Have a great day!

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 03:24 AM

This is probably the first and last time you will ever see me post a jazz vid.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 03:57 AM

Ah Wayne, We have a problem with staying up all night, no matter how hard we try , this allways seems to happen.
So, when our lad comes over for dinner, I have to institute a cunning plan.
2.30am: start to roast joint of beef.
5.00 am: stop roasting joint of beef, and take it out of oven to rest.
prepare cabage and cauliflower and leave in pan ready to cook.
prepare potatoes and leave in pan.

Prepare cantonese sauce in wok and leave.

6.00 am... sleep till 12.oo midday.

1.00pm part boil spuds, slice rested beef and put in wok with cantonese sauce.

1.10pm put part boiled spuds in oven to roast.

1.45pm put veg on to boil, and put wok on heat to heat beef in cantonese sauce.

2.00pm Boy arrives for dinner.
2.03pm make boy a brew while he waits for dinner to be served.
2.05pm serve dinner.
Simples.

Griffin, I loved this pointer sisters single....Fire!







Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 05:14 AM

Got slightly OT there what with explaining to Wayne how I cook in the night and why etc, (and also the introduction of jazz into an otherwise splendid thread!!LOL)

Anyways, Nik Turner.
I feel very smpathetic for Nik, and not just because I have been to a few of his legendary parties, (as he lives close to Carmarthen) or because he can oft be seen busking round christmas time on sax.

The main reason is because after he left hawkwind, he got together with a few ex-hawkwind members and formed a group.

These guys were all ex-hawkwind, so they called themselves "ex-hawkwind" and why not? one may be forgiven for asking.

Unfortunately, Dave Brock had decided to Copyright the Hawkwind name, and issued a summons for breach of that copyrighted name, so poor Nik and the others, even though they were all ex-hawkwind were not legally allowed to perform under that name.

Petty or what?

Anyways, (again) as a very interesting aside, Nik, back in the day, was given permission to record some three hours worth of flute playing Inside the Kings chamber in the great pyramid in Egypt.

I dont believe anyone else has ever had this privalege, nor is anyone else ever likely too in the future.

Here is Niks latest band Space Ritual, who are really sounding great, the dancer here is Angel, and she gets Nik dancing away in this song "walking backwards"

I know she is not the great Amazonian Stacia Blake, of days of yore, but nevertheless the whole crew is looking and sounding brilliant.

Well done NIK... There are many comments now to the effect that space ritual is more hawkwind than hawkwind!!!


Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 05:52 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Edited by Rostosky (07/31/11 12:01 AM)
Edit Reason: FORGOT TO THANK POLYPHASICPIANIST FOR IT BEING THE LAST TIME HE WILL POST A JAZZ VIDEO, AND TO COMMENT ON HIS FIRST POSTING OF A JAZZ VIDEO,BY SAYING :"YOU SHOULDNT, NO REALLY, YOU SHOULDNT, REALLY"


Well . . . maybe one more . . .



But, really? Why would listen to that when you can listen to this . . .



. . . And now (just for fun) lets add some guitars, bass, and some scary sounds from an electronic bagpipe



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 06:36 AM

I never actually believed the saying "sometimes less is more"
It always sounded stupid:

More has to be more than less, by definition.
And by the same token less, is always less than more.

Imagine my surprise after all of the drumming videos, when I found an example of more being done with less, which , admitidly isn't an example of more is less, but it does show less can be more. More or less.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 07:15 AM

That crazy drummer is actually a pro named Richard Baxter. He was at one time the drummer for Ronnie James Dio, who took over vocals for Black Sabbath after Ozzy. So the logical thing to do now is play some black sabbath. But I won't, here is some Iron Maiden instead. Why? Because its just so damn awesome!



It is interesting to note that the drummer in this vid (Nico McBrain) originally started as a Jazz drummer.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 10:10 AM

AH , PPP, seeing as you mentioned ozzy , here is s little joke.

Question: "what is a sharon osbourne good for?"
Answer; "Spending ozzys money"

Here is another good street drummer, the last I will post as this has gone off topic with drummers.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 10:22 AM

So, getting back to the music, Here and Now with "ways to be free" a lovely little regae track....From the albumn fantasy shift.
Enjoy, chill, dream.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 07:38 PM



Hello everyone! It's Sunday, and I'll be posting some of the classical music I typically listen to on a leisurely Sunday morning. My first posting is Maurice Andre performing "Concerto for Trumpet and Clarinet Sextet in A Major, by Tomaso Albonini.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 07:48 PM



My next posting is the Parker Quartet performing Movement I - Allegro Moderato. Tres Doux, from Mauice Ravel's String Quartet in F Major. I had the pleasure of hearing this vibrant Grammy award winning ensemble when they performed in Minneapolis a few months ago. See what you think!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 08:06 PM

I first heard Brittish classical guitarist, Julian Bream, when I was a college student. It was the first time I had heard classical guitar and lute music. What a wonderful way to be introduced! Here is his performance of Villa-Lobos - Preludes 3 & 4. This will be my final classical post.



Have a great day!

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 09:16 PM

Griffin, Beautiful posts. I like your weekend music so much. The Ravel’s string quartet is impressive.


This weekend I’ve stayed in a small village, near to the coast. Saturday night there was a street party in the village, with a music ensemble. They played mostly Pasodobles. It’s a light music, but it’s very beautiful. I enjoyed it very much.

Here’s an example called Suspiros de España:

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 07/31/11 09:50 PM

Great posts guys!

Rostosky, hope the Sunday roast went well. I've been a busy bee 2day, fitted 2 blinds, and constructed a flat pack dining table, (talk about getting stressed with the silly, unhelpfull instructions, ie don't wrap blind chord round neck, may cause strangulation, (I'm serious!))

And you should'a seen the chair my other half put together, I was p*ssing myself laughing.

Anyway, having tikka massala for supper, so thought this was appropriate, (well, for me)

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 05:03 AM

Excellent Sunday choices Griffin!! (even if I am viewing them at 5.30 am monday morning!)

Recaredo, I like Suspiros de Espana, I liked the music, and also the second violinist (the attractive lady with the long brown hair) and also the lady playing the flute. Please could you go back and get their email addresses and tell them they can be my friends on F/book. If you can get their phone numbers as well, that would be helpfull, Mrs Rossy doesn't mind , she says its normal for most latin country residents to have mistresses, so why not here in the UK as well? A valid point I am sure you will agree.

Wayne, Posting a future Bollywood "classic" will not distract me from taunting you over incompetent flat pack furniture construction techniques.

Everyone knows that the instructions are only there for you to check that you have all the bits that you are meant to have.

After that has been established, the instructions have no further value, and common sense usually has to be employed.

Remember though, this is NOT, I repeat NOT "English" common sense, building Ikea furniture relies on the ability to use Swedish common sense, an altogether more complex discipline involving the detailed and precise demployment of random factors and abstract reasoning only ever completely understood
by Swedes. ( And a 11 year old savant from Hungary who was unable to do anything else, except make a "bibble" noise without opening his mouth)

Anyways, time for some more Velvet underground, and the dangers involved in mailing yourself to some loved one hidden inside a cardboard box,
Dont do it, just don't do it, especially by parcel force next day delivery...

The velvet underground: "The Gift" From the albumn "white light white heat"




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 05:16 AM

Good evening folks! I've decided to do one evening posting. My final posting for the day is Esperanza Spalding, a jazz vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. She was recently awarded the Grammy 2011 Best New Artist of the Year award. Here she performs "Little Fly."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 05:18 AM


Thanks Recaredo and Wayne. I enjoyed both of your posts very much. However, Wayne, I laughed myself silly and started getting hungry for a curry dinner! laugh

Good night!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 05:22 AM

Night Griffin! I keep missing you online as I have been keeping unusual hours!
Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 06:41 AM

Really great stuff, all! thumb

Renaissance





Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 01:27 PM

Good one Elssa, glad your enjoying it....
Heres an old one, I expected someone else to post this, but they didn't so here it is....lovely song....Mike Oldfields sister Sally, From the water bearer albumn, and a hit single "Mirrors"

Enjoy...
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 04:08 PM


Rossy, I loved this! I've never heard Sally before. Though my partner has a few mike Oldfield CDs, which I also enjoy. I can't view the Velvet Underground on this cursed device I'm using right now. I will be at a desktop later. I'm very interested. I used to listen to some Velvet in college.

Elssa, thanks for Renaissance. I had not heard them before. I really enjoyed it. Keep them coming!

Folks, today is nuts! I have to rush off to finish yet another project. I won't be able to post until late today. Hope you all have a great day!


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 04:36 PM

Great stuff this weekend.. sorry I was such a slacker.
I'll start off with some VU, also.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 04:39 PM

Here's some White Stripes..
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 04:53 PM

And Ella!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/01/11 07:29 PM

Well aparantly, today is "Yorkshire day" (News to me, but all the staff at the coop, on the shopping centre where I work, were dressed up for the occassion) So I jumped on the band waggon and 'av spent the day talking with an exagerated Yorkshire accent, and had a good few strange looks, and some laughter! Here's something a little different!

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 02:43 AM

In Canada, today (which was formerly just a meaningless civic holiday) is now called "Emancipation Day," commemorating the commonwealth's emancipation of slaves.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 04:24 AM

Originally Posted by polyphasicpianist
In Canada, today (which was formerly just a meaningless civic holiday) is now called "Emancipation Day," commemorating the commonwealth's emancipation of slaves.



This is wonderful! Thanks for letting us know.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 04:39 AM


Well, I've been scarce today. And I'm eager to listen to today's postings. In the meantime, I'll offer my contribution.

This is my only post for today, and it's night time where I live. Therefore, I'm much more interested in music to unwind to. I had planned to do tonight's post later this weekend. However, the voice of Margo Timmins and Cowboy Junkies is just what I want to hear tonight. Here is their performance of "Shining Moon.".




Good Night!
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 05:42 AM

I find this is a nice set of peices to wind me down at night



[Linked Image]

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:20 AM

Well, Heres to trying to answer everyone, AimeeO I love the VU and enjoyed the white stripes, Griffin, Cowboy Junkies are new to me, and I enjoyed that song a lot, Thank you!!

Polyphasicpianist, Wayne allready knows this, but I was born in Hull, what he doesn't know, is that at age 4, I was taken to William Wilberforce's House, which is a Museum.
Wilberforce was of course another Hull man,who fought all his adult life for the abolition of slavery, the best part of thirty years. He finally heard his bill passed just three days before his death. A lifelong friend of william pitt and buried in Westmisnster abbey.

Being taken to a slavey museum at such an early age had a profound and lasting affect upon me, the details, and images seen there are hauntingly horrible in the extreme, I would strongly advocate every child be shown around wilberforce house, lest by default , awareness of such inhumanity should become diminished.

It would also teach a valuable lesson: that the apparent "need" for the latest Xbox or mobile phone, when viewed in the light of ongoing human suffering all around us, is a selfish and ultimately futile mindset to be trapped into.

Everything was taken from the slaves, even their names, to be "given" so called Christian names.

In Carmarthen, there is an edifice to Thomas Picton, this is because he was a "war hero" and fell in the battle of waterloo.

However, what it does not mention on the edifice, is that Picton Governed the Island Of Trinidad with excessive brutality, meeting out abitary executions of (mainly) slaves.
Without any due process. His motto was, and I quote: "let them hate as long as they fear" When back in Britain he was charged with many of these serious offences,but wangled his way out of most of them on technical legalities.

He made much money from slavery.
Every time I see the edifice, I want to deface it or damage it, it is an affront to all that is proper.

Wayne, I never knew it was Yorkshire day, didn't even know there was such a thing, and what is Yorkshire dress?

It better not be flat cap, and a ferrett in the pocket , thats just sterotyping surely?
Heres a picture of wilberforce house.....more than worth a visit for anyone who finds themselves in Hull. [Linked Image]

And for my first music of the day........Dire Straits, and Brothers in Arms.



Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:25 AM

Okay, one more from Renaissance - Carpet of the Sun. smile



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:36 AM

Thats really nice Elssa, thank you.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 05:43 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Wayne, I never knew it was Yorkshire day, didn't even know there was such a thing, and what is Yorkshire dress?

It better not be flat cap, and a ferrett in the pocket , thats just sterotyping surely?


Near enough, although the ferretts had to be substituated with snotty rags! (Like the ones your nan used to spit on to wipe your face - this wasn't just me, was it?)
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:00 PM

Good evening Wayne, and yes it was just you, we were poor, but we did have a bucket and flannel for washing.
The water in the bucket was first used to peel potatoes, then grandad would slap granmas inner thighs with his leather belt, and when they went red, he would place the bucket there to heat up for our wash.
I was lucky, I was only 14th inline for the weekly bucket wash.
After we had all finished, granma used to have her shave in the water, then the "stock" (as she called it) was used for gravy making. It was tough in Yorkshire in those days, but we didn't complain, because we knew the Tongue stealer would come at night and cut our tongues out for being soft.

Forgot to mention, Grandad did use to spit on hankys, but that was blood on account of his TB, he wouldnt go to Doctors though, and preferred to pretend his cough was non-terminal and non infectious.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:24 PM

Folks you gotta see this, its not music, but I dont know what it is, but the view showing the back of the head, also shows whats coming up like the lampost and trees...This is weird stuff indeed, and may interest you.....

Ipad head girl....???
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:28 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Good evening Wayne, and yes it was just you, we were poor, but we did have a bucket and flannel for washing.
The water in the bucket was first used to peel potatoes, then grandad would slap granmas inner thighs with his leather belt, and when they went red, he would place the bucket there to heat up for our wash.
I was lucky, I was only 14th inline for the weekly bucket wash.
After we had all finished, granma used to have her shave in the water, then the "stock" (as she called it) was used for gravy making. It was tough in Yorkshire in those days, but we didn't complain, because we knew the Tongue stealer would come at night and cut our tongues out for being soft.

Forgot to mention, Grandad did use to spit on hankys, but that was blood on account of his TB, he wouldnt go to Doctors though, and preferred to pretend his cough was non-terminal and non infectious.



We could go down the road................you were lucky, we didn't even have a bucket! But I think MontyPython already did a good job of that earlier, lol.

Gonna watch the vid you just posted, then will be back a bit later, probabily talkin' about things totally inapproriate, induced by my exessive drinking!

smile

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:37 PM

Sleep it off first Wayne, then a few coffees and a fried breakfast.. I dont drink, but I know the fry up works.
Mmmm, there is nothing like bacon except bacon.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:40 PM

That's funny lol!

Took a bit of figuring out lol, I suggest; she must have video'd the four different angles seperatly, walking the same routine four times. Then play the four videos similtaneously. So she cant actually see anything, apart from downwards, and that's how she can see the path she has to walk, for it to work. (?)
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 06:41 PM

Not drinking yet Rossy, gonna open my first...... errrrr now smile

Oh and I'm veggie, so have to have veggie fry-ups, there still nice.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 07:19 PM

Hi Everyone! I may not be posting again until late today. Besides job related stuff, I have to practice and record for the quarterly ABF Piano Recital! EEEK!!! Someone hasn't been practicing piano enough, and instead posting his favorite tunes. Who could that sluff off be??? wink

I'm loving the great posts I'm hearing today. We'll see if I can squeeze some time in tonight for one of my mellow evening posts. Have a great day!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 07:35 PM

Alright Griffin? I did a recording earlier today, it didn't go too bad, but I'm wondering whether to hold off uploading it, and do a couple more, 'cos I know I can play it a bit better, it's the red dot thingy, I get nervous, and rather than just playing it and listening, without thinking, I start thinking about what I'm playing, which removes the feeling, if that makes sense?

Hope your's goes well and look forward to hearing it smile

Sorry to go OT on your thread with the ABF recital Rossy smile
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/02/11 10:03 PM

Hi my friends.

I really want to listen to your recordings. I'm sure your performances will be very good, because all of you love the music. That's the most important thing to become a great pianist.


Coming back to this fantastic thread, I'd like to share this music. When I listened to it for the first time, I thought that it was the most beautiful music in the world.



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 12:27 AM

Lovely Recaredo smile

Did u know Rostosky can play that piece with only his left foot? It did cause a bit of a a stir, here at PW! No-one was sure if it fell inline with the rules n regulations, but luckily for Rossy, it fell on a tuesday!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 04:08 AM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Alright Griffin? I did a recording earlier today, it didn't go too bad, but I'm wondering whether to hold off uploading it, and do a couple more, 'cos I know I can play it a bit better, it's the red dot thingy, I get nervous, and rather than just playing it and listening, without thinking, I start thinking about what I'm playing, which removes the feeling, if that makes sense?

Hope your's goes well and look forward to hearing it smile

Sorry to go OT on your thread with the ABF recital Rossy smile


Wayne, I'll go OT one more time about the recital. I assume you record at home, right? My advice is keep what you've already recorded, and record again if you want. Then compare the two and decide which you feel most comfortable presenting.

I think my recording went pretty well today. However, I just do an audio recording. I have the luxury of having someone else record me on the stage of a small theater near where I work. I'll send you a PM with a few more details.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 04:19 AM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
Hi my friends.

I really want to listen to your recordings. I'm sure your performances will be very good, because all of you love the music. That's the most important thing to become a great pianist.


Coming back to this fantastic thread, I'd like to share this music. When I listened to it for the first time, I thought that it was the most beautiful music in the world.


Your post was absolutely beautiful Recaredo. I love choral music. I would love to hear some more. Perhaps you might have something for this weekend. Thanks.




Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 07:41 AM

Hya Folks! Nice one Recaredo, Do you have any likes in Popoular music? It would be good to hear them....

Wayne and Griffin, I am still waiting for spare parts for my Digital Piano that are meant to be on their way from Australia.
Untill they arrive, I cannot record anything to post, which is really starting to get on my nerves..
My keyboard now has the D below middle C and the A above it not sounding due to broken counterweights, with two more notes going the same way.... I have been trying to obtain these spares now for over a month, but have been promised they are on the way.

This is so aggrevating, I have to play either everything an octave higher or use inversions of chords to avoid the bum notes.....

Hopefully I will make the Sept or Oct deadline.

Anyways, here is a song sung by Maggie Reilly...Mike oldfields Moonlight shadow...


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 05:30 PM

You seriously being serious Rossy, I just can't tell lol smile

Here's the song I'm playing for the recital, I'm not normally "into" this type of music, but this is an exeption;

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 05:44 PM

Evening Wayne, yep unfortunately I am being serious, and really miffed about it too... Do not buy an Ashton Stageperformer 500 , In the UK, you cannot get directly in touch with Ashton, only the distributers.. Mine was just out of garauntee when the counterweights started to break down.

It is a manufacturing fault, they have like this clear coloured rubber coating, well it had gone brittle and started to disintegrate, nasty.

If, and I say if, it is not sorted soon, I am seriously considering making a big publicity stunt, of ditching the keyboard off a cliff, on fire, and getting in touch with Roland, to say, hey do you wanna use this for an advert...like "should have bought a Roland?"

Thing is, I have an Ashton guitar, semi acoustic spanish, that is lovely, and a mixing desk, also made by ashton, no probs at all with them... Just their "flagship" keyboard.

Grrrr. £500 worth..

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 06:48 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
If, and I say if, it is not sorted soon, I am seriously considering making a big publicity stunt, of ditching the keyboard off a cliff, on fire, and getting in touch with Roland, to say, hey do you wanna use this for an advert...like "should have bought a Roland?"



Do it.......lol
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 07:09 PM

I will give them a few more weeks yet, they have promised the parts are on the way by express to the UK..Hmmm.

Meanwhile, I am developing a most stupid playing style!!

I love the D below middle C and the A above middle C, I use them in D minor AND d major chords!!

Anyways, I dont want to dwell on my little probs... happy happy... upwards and onwards, happy trails an all that!

More music..>. Seeing as I should have bought a keyboard made in Germany by folk with pride in their work, strict quality control, and absolutely NO messing about, and tidy properly when you have finished, zeriously.
Made me think of Kraftwerk....... Model.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 08:44 PM


Afternoon everyone (it's afternoon here). Finally, I am at my desktop computer and can see everyone's postings. I've enjoyed them all. Rossy, thanks for playing another piece featuring Maggie Reilly. I've started looking up a few others. Also, thanks for the Kraftwerks. I've heard of them, but never had a chance to hear them. I'd like to explore some of their other works. I understand some of the early Rap artists listened to Kraftwerks because of their use of electronics.

Wayne, I rarely have a chance to listen to Radiohead. I liked your posting. I'm looking forward to your recital recording!

Rossy, your piano frustrations tempted me to go totally OT about my frustrations with trying to start up a new phone system. I'll leave it at that!

I'll be back very shortly with a couple of postings!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 09:06 PM

My first posting today will be a late 1950s and early 60s heart throb with many of my friends in high school. Here is Jackie Wilson singing one of his hits, "Lonely Teardrops."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 09:10 PM



Speaking of heart throbs, here is another one from Memory Lane. Here Sam Cooke sings, "You Send Me."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 09:14 PM


Okay, time to get out your dancing shoes! Here is Dee Dee Sharp singing "Mashed Potato Time." Another party favorite when I was in high school.



Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 09:15 PM

Rossy, is this one your digital piano?

http://www.fivestarmusic.com.au/epa...ath=/Shops/fivestarmusic/Products/860060

I say it because that piano looks like these ones:

http://www.thomann.de/es/thomann_sp5500.htm

http://www.musicstore.com/en_EN/EUR...tage-SP-3-Stage-Piano/art-KEY0002885-000

http://www.medeli.com.hk/products/sp/sp-5500.html

Maybe you should have several ways to get the pieces that you need to repair the piano.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 09:17 PM


That's it for now. I must run. I am hoping I can do a later posting. If not, have a great day everyone!


Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 09:24 PM

Have a nice day, Griffin. Thanks for your posts.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/03/11 10:42 PM

Hello Griffin and Recardo, great posts Griffin, and Rossy, like Kraftwork - the model, and yes aren't the Germans efficient.

I leave you with another of my favourite Amy Winehouse, (i must "finish" my piano version, it's been a while since I played this)

night everyone

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 03:18 AM

This is a Public Service Announcement:

ROCK N' ROLL!


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 05:28 AM

Since this will be my last post for the evening, my music will wind you down! I've listened to Joan Baez for many years, and truly enjoy her music. I must admit, however, that my favorite is "Diamonds and Rust.".

Have a listen, and see what you think. Good night!

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Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 05:56 AM

Time for me to wind down my day. I've been trying to practice but it's one of those day where I am hitting all the wrong keys.

Wayne, I never got into Radiohead, except I've always loved that song. So I am excited to see how your recital recording turns out.

Sorry about your keyboard Ros. On the bright side, at least you don't have a functioning keyboard that sounds broken because of the player.

PPP, great tune.

Griffin, great choices, as always. Can't wait til I hear your piece, either!

Rec, you always have good classical pieces.

Here's a composer I like. I heard a piece on the classical music channel on cable, and wrote the guy's name down. A few months later, I go to Amazon to try to buy some stuff written by him, and it's all out of print. And there's only like 2-3 pieces on YouTube. The guy is still alive, too. It's all very annoying. Here he is playing something. I think its one of his pieces.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:02 AM

This is dumb, but it's running through my head. Plus we bought glassware like one of the characters always drinks out of, and I am currently drinking VO and ginger out of one of the glasses.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:08 AM

and some Gimmes doing Danny's Song..
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:10 AM

Sorry, couldn't resist


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:10 AM

And more Seu Jorge!
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:15 AM

hahaha my cat would totally be in the chicken too!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 11:11 AM

Brilliant postings guys and galls, Recaredo: now I am really freaked out, Yes that is indeed my keyboard, and being sold under many different names, this is not good news.
Thanks so much for finding these links, I am very gratefull.

Why would Ashton allow its flagship keyboard to be sold under different names? I can only think of very bad reasons.

I mean if I built a keyboard that I was proud of, and called it the Rossy, why would I allow it to be called anything else?

This does not bode well..

I will now get back onto Ashton and question them over this very issue.

Ah well, Roxy music: Love is the drug.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:06 PM


Hello everyone! Thanks for all of the posts yesterday. Good stuff! I'm on a short break, and will do my posts rather quickly. Today, I've decided to share some Caribbean/Latin American music, and music from Africa.

My first post will be Senegalese artist Wasis Diop. I first heard him nearly 10 years ago when he was presented by artist David Byrne on the PBS TV series, Sessions at West 54th Street. Here is his performance of "Soweto Daal."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:22 PM


My next post will be percusionist Poncho Sanchez performance of "Watermelon Man," a favorite we liked to dance to in high school and college.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:25 PM

Folks, there may have been some tech problems with accessing the Poncho Sanchez selection. Let me know if you have problems seeing or hearing it.

That's all I have time for right now. I will see if I can squeeze in a few more posts later. I must run. Have a good day!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 06:43 PM

Talking of jazz (which I am not really, except to mention this)

The daughter of Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, Jacqueline Dankworth, releases her new albumn entitled: "It happens quietly" (obviously not quietly enough for me) On the 15th August.

While Jacqueline looks like the spitting image of her Mother Cleo, I don't believe thats any excuse for singing like her.

However, prejudices aside, This morning on UK telly, interviewed her, and compared her laid back singing style on this albumn to The lady with the prominent probiscus: Barbara streisand.

Jacqueline said " She is a hero of mine, and I am flattered for you to say I sound like her on this albumn"

The albumn was co-written with her late father all the way up to and including being on his death bed, where he dictated orchestration for the brass ensembles etc.

He orchestrated the whole albumn.

Feeling sorry for the demise of the late Johnny Dankworth, is However, no excuse for buying this albumn, which you should not do Unless you like smooth laid back jazz in the style of smokey bar rooms.

This is another reason why I do not like Jazz: I may have been persuaded into a smokey bar room, where I would have at least been able to smoke, Now that stupid laws have been passed, I am not allowed to smoke, so would have nothing to do with my hands to help me avoid the jazz.

Anyways, even though I will not be buying this albumn, it doesn't stop me knowing about it , or passing that info on to others who might well buy it and enjoy it,

I think thats jolly sporting of me, and I will celebrate my kindness with a cigerette, prompto.
This is what the albumn looks like.... [Linked Image]



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 07:55 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Talking of jazz (which I am not really, except to mention this)

The daughter of Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, Jacqueline Dankworth, releases her new albumn entitled: "It happens quietly" (obviously not quietly enough for me) On the 15th August.

While Jacqueline looks like the spitting image of her Mother Cleo, I don't believe thats any excuse for singing like her.

However, prejudices aside, This morning on UK telly, interviewed her, and compared her laid back singing style on this albumn to The lady with the prominent probiscus: Barbara streisand.

Jacqueline said " She is a hero of mine, and I am flattered for you to say I sound like her on this albumn"

The albumn was co-written with her late father all the way up to and including being on his death bed, where he dictated orchestration for the brass ensembles etc.

He orchestrated the whole albumn.

Feeling sorry for the demise of the late Johnny Dankworth, is However, no excuse for buying this albumn, which you should not do Unless you like smooth laid back jazz in the style of smokey bar rooms.

This is another reason why I do not like Jazz: I may have been persuaded into a smokey bar room, where I would have at least been able to smoke, Now that stupid laws have been passed, I am not allowed to smoke, so would have nothing to do with my hands to help me avoid the jazz.

Anyways, even though I will not be buying this albumn, it doesn't stop me knowing about it , or passing that info on to others who might well buy it and enjoy it,

I think thats jolly sporting of me, and I will celebrate my kindness with a cigerette, prompto.


Indeed, you are a jolly good sport Rossy! In fact, you are way cool! I've thought so from the start. I just dropped by while I'm munching on my sandwich to see what is happening. I truly thank you for sharing this information about Jacqueline Dankworth. This will be an introduction for me, and I am looking forward to hearing her album.

Back to work! I'm still planning to post later. Have a good day!


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/04/11 09:17 PM

I know it's very early here in the UK : 10.00pm, but unusually, I am extremely tired, this is because I have stopped up all day after being awake all night.

Hopefully, I will now start waking up in the morning again like normal people do.

I know this wont last, it never does, first it will be staying up till midnight, then 2 am then 3 am 4 am , and gradually I will return to this strange syndrome of nocturnalness.

I have a theory: I was born at 2am , so theoretically, my day started then, as it so often does now, and has all my life.

But for now, for today, I can pretend to be normal, and have what ordinary folk call an early night.

Another from Fantasy shift by Here and NOW, this ones called "Sold the world" AHA , I hear you complain! Not Bowies "man who sold the world?"

How could they? no one can do a Bowie cover and pull it off surely?

Well, yes it is a cover of Bowies Man who sold the world, Here and Now, while keeping all the essential elements of the original intacticus so to speak, still manage to give it that Here and Now edge, and make it ,well more dancable...?

I hope even the Bowie Purists will like this...

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 12:00 PM

I dont know why I love this next piece of music! There is a bit of talking on it first, not a lot, and it soon starts.

I think its just because its happy, and I like the Idea of just getting on a national express coach, especially if things are going wrong...

Anyways, The Divine Comedy, and "natioanl express"
enjoy.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 02:29 PM

When I was a teenager, I liked this song. I don’t know why. Maybe I was in love with some girl.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 03:24 PM


Good morning folks! Rossy, I don't think I want to get on that National Express with that attendant! However, that was a fun post!

Recaredo, thanks for sharing one of your pop favorites. I remember hearing that song on the radio. I liked it. I never found out who sang it, and didn't pursue finding out. Now your post has answered the question! Keep them coming my friend!

My first post today goes back to my junior high school days. It was another dance favorite called "Get a Job" by the Silhouettes. Enjoy!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 03:31 PM


My second post will be another fun dance song from my Memory Lane. The Chiffons were one of the top girl groups in the early 1960s. "He's So Fine" was a top hit.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 03:42 PM


Okay, I'm on a roll now! Get out your disco dancing shoes! Time for Donna Summer's sizzling disco hit in 1978, "Last Dance." (Yes, I can still kick it on the dance floor!) grin



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 04:16 PM

Great posts! I totally forgot about that Self Control song! National Express was great. I think they used to play Last Dance at a bar I would go to around the time of last call. I just remembered that.

Was listening to the Great Expectations soundtrack yesterday. Some of my favorites:



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 04:18 PM

This one just popped in my head:
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 04:24 PM

And something totally unrelated:



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 04:26 PM

He's So Fine for some reason made me think of this song:
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 04:51 PM

Brilliant, Loved the chiffons griffin.....
Recaredo:
We need details, we thrive on gossip here in Wales, as there is not much else to do.
You say "Maybe I was in love with somegirl"
Rossy says ; "If you were, then you would know and remember her name forever, and there would be no 'maybe' about it."

Come on do tell!

Here is a new (but old ) direction, it was divine comedy that made me think of this: "Singing through a megaphone"

OOOh!!! I love this sound and wondered about its origins, for some reason, it gives a totally "english sound" yet could have originated anywhere for all I know.....

Heres two... except that "winchester cathedral" was not done through a megaphone, but through cupped hands to imitate a megaphone!!

Anyways, first of is David Mc williams, "the days of pearly spencer"
(some may remember it being done by Marc almond,who didnt use the megaphone effect)




And John smith and the new sound: "Winchester cathedral"




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 06:25 PM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
And something totally unrelated:



OMG Aimee! Now you've taken me back to my childhood! I can't believe I'm going to share one of my favorite childhood (6 years old) songs sung by Patti Page. I know there are plenty of others viewing this that will remember "Doggie," but just won't admit it!



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 06:38 PM

I am going to stick with singing through a megaphone for a little while longer!!

I will just pop back to 1932 for this song, and this is driving me nuts, I just know I have heard and seen this song being sung through a megaphone, but cannot remember where or by who, it may have been in a film, or even on Jeeves and wooster....

Love is the sweetest thing.. I just know I have heard it sung through a megaphone...aaarggh where?
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 06:49 PM

Sorry I can't help you figure out the megaphone selection Rossy. I stretched myself going back to 1951 (or whatever) with Patti Page.

This will be my last post for now. I must run. I will have more listening time later this evening. Let's go back to the 60s again! Here is the Crystals, another popular girl group singing "Da Doo Ron Ron."





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 06:52 PM


I possibly may have something for tonight. If not, I've got some fun things for this weekend. Have a good Friday everyone!

Thanks Aimee and Rossy for a fun Friday of tunes!

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 08:11 PM

Fantastic posts from everybody! I’m learning a lot about many music styles. It’s great!
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/05/11 08:17 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky

You say "Maybe I was in love with somegirl"
Rossy says ; "If you were, then you would know and remember her name forever, and there would be no 'maybe' about it."

Come on do tell!



Oh Rossy, at that age I was in love with almost every girl I knew. Those loves lasted very very little.
Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 04:33 AM

Terrific stuff, everyone! thumb

Just heard this song on the radio and looked it up on YouTube and found this.. What a wonder-ful keyboardist he is,as well as everything else! I'm trying to learn to play this now. smile

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 05:22 AM


Elssa, absolutely FANTASTIC!! thumb I was already in a positive place tonight, and your posting Stevie's hit raised my spirits even further. Thanks so much!

It's my bedtime, and I've enjoyed everyone's contributions. I'm looking forward to this weekend. Good night!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 10:48 AM

Right Dudes and Dudetts, I tracked down the original of something extremely funny, just for you...

But first a little note, the Goldcoast singers often used to go to church and church social gatherings, they are not, I repeat not being blasphemous in this song.
What they are doing is extracting the Michael over horrid plastic tat sold to folk as icons.

"The pink and pleasent plastic Icon company"

I first came accross a version of this song on a very famous albumn called "Pot, spoon, pipe and jug" which was released in 1976.

BUT, this was a collection of very much earlier songs, mainly from the thirties and featured folk like Huddie Leadbetter, Hazel meyers, Memphis jug band, etc etc....
Very old jazz type classics in fact.

So from 1957, The gold coast singers, and Plastic Jesus.






Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 12:16 PM


Excellent Rossy! laugh. I laughed so hard. I first heard about this song from a college classmate. I never got to hear the original, however. Thanks. I'll be back later today to post a few things.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 05:40 PM

I'm craving Supertramp today.




Here's Roger Hodgson doing Fool's Overture with an orchestra:

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 05:49 PM

I knew that Kate Pierson from the B52s did this with Iggy, but I never heard the version with Chrissie Hynde. She's got such an awesome voice:


Kate's version is awesome too.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 06:14 PM

My favorite bassist:

FYI, you could possible play those songs on one of these:
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 06:55 PM

Originally Posted by griffin2417

Now you've taken me back to my childhood! I can't believe I'm going to share one of my favorite childhood (6 years old) songs sung by Patti Page. I know there are plenty of others viewing this that will remember "Doggie," but just won't admit it!


I remember my mum used to sing that to me and my sister when we were younger smile

Originally Posted by AimeeO
FYI, you could possible play those songs on one of these:


Cardboard bass, whateva next?

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 07:07 PM

AimeeO, I will pass on your example of the cardboardbass ,henceforth entitled "Cardass" so as not to confuse it with the cardboardanno of somewhat infamous yet legendry note, to the head office of NII.

You will recieve full honours for spotting and posting it, and may be called for an interview at a later date, by either head office or R&D in Wales UK. Well done, a fine addition to the "banned ones" introduction of the cardboardanno.

And good choices of supertramp, I really enjoyed them and will probably post "dreamer" ( one of my favs) next, no, actually right now!

from the Old grey whistle test, with the original line up no less!!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 07:11 PM

test icicles can be rearranged to form cleTS, (the banned one)
Hes done it, hes formed his own band just to show us!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 07:27 PM



Hello everyone. I'm enjoying what I'm hearing. Rock on! It's the weekend, and I'll be sharing a variety of my eclectic music taste.

My first post today is Angelique Kidjo, a multitalented vocalist from Benin. I first heard her more than 10 years ago on PBS, and years later in concert at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul.

Here is her live performance of "Voodoo Chile."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 07:55 PM


My second post will feature music from the Planet Drum project produced by Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart. It had long been Hart's dream to bring together drummers from around the world to make a recording based entirely on percussion. I've enjoyed this album for nearly 15 years, and am pleased to share some of it with you.

Here is "The Hunt."




Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 07:58 PM

This goes for those totally devoted to the choral music. It’s one of the most beautiful pieces by that amazing British composer called Thomas Tallis.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 08:12 PM



Absolutely beautiful, Recaredo! I am not familiar with this. Thank you for introducing me.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 08:20 PM

Recaredo, in answer to your love of all the girls when you was younger, I think we should call you "The spanish casanova"
Lovely music !

Some good stuff there Griffin, been trying to help Wayne, hes got Reason Okay, but then went and installed a driver called ASIO, and messed things up, I think (but cannot be certain) that this driver needs configuring, but he is getting a tad impatient, cant blame him, technology is meant to make things easy! Anyways hes got visitors at the moment so has left the figuring/configuring for now!

I might try and find out in the meantime what he has done wrong! Keep posting folks, I can listen and look!!


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 08:36 PM


Rossy and Wayne, I don't envy you. When I returned to the piano last year I made the decision to hold off on jumping into the techno stuff until I get more settled into piano practicing. I was concerned that if I jumped into that side of things too soon, I'd loose too much time learning some new pieces (after a 35-year hiatus!).

Hang in there. We'll provide you with some music to listen to...,or ignore!

I'll be back very shortly with something.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 08:41 PM

Griffin, my guess is this will suit!!!
The drifters: saturday night at the movies...

Me and mrs Rossy are staying in for our saturday night at the movies.. In ten mins, is the film "The watchmen"

From the graphic novels of the same name!! Oh yes. we have had curry and chips, and I will now go make mrs Rossy a cup of her favourite coffee, and see if she will shift up on the settee for me, and who knows.... well I am not telling!

Recaredo taught me that: no telling! enjoy!!

later dudes and dudetts!!

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 08:41 PM

Griffin and Rossy, I’m so glad to hear you liked If Ye love Me.


Now for those totally devoted to violin music. There are no words to describe the music of Sibelius.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 08:50 PM

Recaredo we posted at the same time, I will be back after the film.
Ps, there are three words to describe Sibelius.

One of the words is Russian and means the same as "lots of good wodka" and also can be used for "That girl is pretty even though she has one eye higher than the other" ( a complex language Russian)

The other two words can be found in Hieroglyphic form scribed in the temple at Karnak, this single glyph means "good and musical" and also "bow to pharaoh or you will be made to carry heavy blocks of stone for ages"

Anyways, the acedemics are always arguing over that one.




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 08:51 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Griffin, my guess is this will suit!!!
The drifters: saturday night at the movies...



Loved it Rossy! It was fun. Thanks.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 09:22 PM


Recaredo, I am blocked from seeing your post in the U.S. Bummers! Is it Prelude in G minor by Sibelius? I think I can get a listen another way if you can give me the correct title.

In the meantime, I will do another post. This will be a blend of Celtic and New Age music. Here is Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel's recording of "Fisherman's Dream."





Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 09:28 PM

Griffin, it's Serenade Op. 69 No. 2. I hope you can watch this one.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 09:40 PM


Thanks Recaredo! It was very beautiful. My familiarity with Sibelius is through a few of his choral compositions. This is a nice introduction to his instrumental works.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 09:53 PM

Okay, my next post reaches into the soul of my own cultural music roots. Sweet Honey in the Rock is an internationally renowned all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble. They are an American Grammy Award-winning (and many times nominated) troupe who express their history as women of color through song.

Here is their performance of "In the Morning When I Rise."




Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 09:57 PM



I'm watchin another, Amy Tribute, this was wicked smile
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 10:04 PM

And yes Rossy, I'm leaving the configuring (did i spell that with an American accent)till 2morow lol, gonna chill out for 2night smile
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 10:08 PM


It's time for me to feed my other music interest. Piano practice time! However, I won't subject any of you to that! grin I'll go away for a while to do my piano work alone. I'm hoping to do a few more posts later today.

I'm looking forward to hearing more from others!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/06/11 10:14 PM

Excellent Wayne! We posted about the same time. I'm off to my piano. Thanks.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 12:27 AM

Great posts folks, as usual, well I am off to bed, but first I will say that the film "Watchmen" was excellent and did the graphic novel as fair a justice as any film is likely too, AND it had some good music in it, Dylans "the times they are a changing" and Hendrixs version of "all allong the watchtower" so all in all a most pleasent film.

And dr.Manhatten was an excellent shade of blue, just as he is meant to be.

Here is a picture of silk spectreII from this most excellent movie....

Unfortunately,they were going to ask Milla Jovovich to play this part, but then decided they wanted someone less well known, I will of course complain on Millas behalf, and then email her again to let her know I am fighting her corner,despite the restraining order.
Hopefully, Milla will then invite me over for dinner and say things like "Rossy I am so proud of you, how can I repay you?"

And feed me expensive chocolates that she bought from Harrods,and ask me to play her expensive piano that is a proper German one.

Anyways (again) here is a pic from the film that hasn't got Milla in it but nearly did, and would have if they had consulted me. [Linked Image]


Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 01:32 AM

I would like to share some more Schoenberg with you. On various other posts - usually ones that have topics like "what is the most beautiful this or that" - I have posted this video, and nobody has ever even acknowledged it, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. Perhaps it is because they see the name "Arnold Schoenberg" in the title and just move on.

Personally, I think that this piece is absolutely remarkable, not just in terms of its melodic nature, but in terms of its craftsmanship. When you listen to all 4 minutes and 51 seconds of it you get this remarkable sense of an overarching continuity similar to the effect one gets when you listen to a Wagner Opera. Its lush chromaticism is almost overwhelming. It is just an unbelievably astounding and completely unappreciated work in my opinion.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 01:44 AM


Hi PPP. I'm going to have to check it out Sunday. My hand device won't let me view it.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 04:49 AM


This will be my last post for the evening. I've enjoyed listening and learning.

I first became aware of Cassandra Wilson many years ago while viewing Ken Burns' production of the Jazz in America series on PBS TV. Cassandra is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack [who has] expanded the playing field" by incorporating country, blues and folk music into her work, Wilson has won two Grammy Awards. See what you think!

Good night!

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 11:23 AM

Griffin, Cassandra Wilson has a delightful voice. I’ve really enjoyed that song.


Polyphasicpianist, thanks for your interesting post. Transfigured Night is the only composition by Schoenberg that I managed to understand. Through your post, I’ve listened to Zwei Gesänge for two times, and I’ve been shocked. I hope you post more music from Schoenberg, so see you have a good knowledge of him.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 12:06 PM

Polyphasicpianist, it is a beautifull piece of music indeed, and shows what can be achieved when self taught?
Dont quite understand why no one has ever commented before, except that the internet is a strange and unusual place.

Hmm, Thinks to himself, "Alices adventures in wonderland" and a 21st centuary version: "rostoskys adventures on the interweb" maybe a book in that......?

Griffin, brilliant as usual, and Recaredo (the spanish casanova!) excellent...

My offering for Sunday noontime listening......

And now for something completely different:

No matter what race, nationality, creed, colour, or political inclination, the High seas will offer you no extra favour.
The sea is a dangerous place at the best of times, and thats without anyone else trying to blow you out of the water, whilst you sail upon her.

The lists of merchant vessels lost, go on and on and on and on, ad infinitum. It is a truly staggering subject matter to investigate.

Furthermore, here in the UK, we have prgramme after programme on the TV informing us about the "Few" (The RAF pilots) that we owe so much to, granted we do, However,

Without the "many" ( the men of the merchant navy) we would have starved , and I wouldnt be here talking about it.

In fact, I have invented a new saying, it goes like this:

"Never have so many, given so much, for so little.(recognition)

In Aprill next year we see the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, and we also see Robin Gibb of the beegees bring out an albumn of the same name,done with , I believe the LSO. There will be mounds of memorabilia, tons of it, and a lot of folk will be making money from it.
There will be Pink and pleasent plastic replicas for sale.

Meanwhile the thousands of men from the merchant marine from the IInd world war who gave their lives go largley unrecognised...
This is my thought for today,and my music is?
The Red army choir Naval hymn, powerfull stuff indeed.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 12:53 PM


Good Sunday Rossy. That was a great post, and a wonderful tribute. It is also a good segway to my Sunday classical posts. My first post will actually be 3 posts. It has a very special connection for me because my better half had it in his collection of music when we first met 42 years ago. Since August is our anniversary, it seemed like a good idea to share it with you, and thank a certain Mr. Telemann for being there (in spirit and music) to get us off to a great beginning!

Here is the "Concerto in B Flat major for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins & Continuo" by Georg Philipp Telemann. This is the first track from Triple Concertos, performed by Collegium Musicum 90 and conducted by Simon Standage, 1995. The oboes are Anthony Robson, Richard Earle, and Chery Forbes. The violins are Simon Standage, Micaela Comberti, and Catherine Weiss.


I. Allegro


II. Largo


III. Allegro 2


Have a great day everyone!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 01:13 PM

My next post is British guitarist Julian Bream. I posted one of his selections last Sunday. Here is one more, "Fugue in A Minor," by J.S. Bach.



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 01:24 PM

Loved the Telemann and bream Griffin, very good sunday mid afternnon here music!!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 01:58 PM

Thanks Rossy. I have one more for now.

This is one of those times when I discovered something delightful, while searching for something totally different. Here are four gifted artists, vocalist and guitarist Sting, cellist Yo Yo Ma, trumpeter Chris Botti, and guitarist Dominic Miller performing "Fragile."

Enjoy!



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 06:41 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky

Unfortunately,they were going to ask Milla Jovovich to play this part, but then decided they wanted someone less well known, I will of course complain on Millas behalf, and then email her again to let her know I am fighting her corner,despite the restraining order.
Hopefully, Milla will then invite me over for dinner and say things like "Rossy I am so proud of you, how can I repay you?"

And feed me expensive chocolates that she bought from Harrods,and ask me to play her expensive piano that is a proper German one.


Good luck with Milla. BillyO has had bad luck with her. She never returns his calls and doesn't buy him nice presents so he was forced to break things off with her.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 06:51 PM

I have not got a clue who BillyO is, but if he is trying to sneak his way between me and Milla or Jery Ryan or shirley manson, he better watch it. These are my special friends and I have been emailing them the longest, I have evidence from other forums going back to 2007, has BillyO? I think not.

TSK, TSK, mind you, imitation is flattery they say.

Buster bloodvessel, always looked like he was just on the point of busting a bloodvessel, I wonder what happened to him..??

Heres some ska ish reagge... Bad manners and lip up fatty.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 07:28 PM

Did that come accross as insanely jealous? my doctor said I had got better. Sorry AimeeeO. I am just cutting some text from newspapers and glueing them on a sheet of A4 to send a "letter" to billyO, this should clear things up.lol.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 09:15 PM

Hi my friends!

This weekend I could listen to amazing music from everybody on this thread.

Rossy, I also like Red Russian Army Chorus. It's a powerful staff as you say.

And, what could I say about Telemann’s music? It’s better to say it with music:



Have a great week, everyone!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 09:20 PM

Good evening there Recaredo, that is a lovely piece, I am getting quite taken with Telemann..
This should be a good week.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 09:59 PM

Just thought I'd show my face smile

Jill Scott.............although I wouldn't invite her to poetry night!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 10:05 PM

Oh wayne, I thought you should know this, i just caught a newsflash on a music channel thats on in the background...lady gagas new image for her latest single..
have you seen yet? I have!!!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 10:05 PM

Rostosky, your threads gonna overtake chopin lmao
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 10:24 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Just thought I'd show my face smile

Jill Scott.............although I wouldn't invite her to poetry


Thanks for posting this Wayne. I have not had a chance to hear Jill Scott until now. Loved it!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 10:30 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo

And, what could I say about Telemann’s music? It’s better to say it with music:



I couldn't agree more, Recaredo. I truly enjoyed your selection. Could you send me the title? It didn't appear with your post.

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 10:35 PM

For sure.

Concerto in A minor for recorder, viola da gamba, string orchestra and continuo TWV 52:a1
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 10:47 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
I have not got a clue who BillyO is, but if he is trying to sneak his way between me and Milla or Jery Ryan or shirley manson, he better watch it. These are my special friends and I have been emailing them the longest, I have evidence from other forums going back to 2007, has BillyO? I think not.

TSK, TSK, mind you, imitation is flattery they say.

Buster bloodvessel, always looked like he was just on the point of busting a bloodvessel, I wonder what happened to him..??

Heres some ska ish reagge... Bad manners and lip up fatty.


Rossy, this dude can sure move it! It was fun to listen to. I'll check in later to listen to some more. I'm doubtful I'll have anymore to post tonight. Right now, it's time to prepare dinner. Have a great week!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 10:50 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
For sure.

Concerto in A minor for recorder, viola da gamba, string orchestra and continuo TWV 52:a1


Thanks so much. I'm sure I'll be listening to it for a very long time. Have a great week!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/07/11 10:51 PM

Well guys its nearly the witching hour here so I will leave you with two "unexpected lovelies" ( no recaredo, they dont have long legs!!)

First off Acker Bilk... well you know what it is dont you?


And the second one is because its time for me to sleep, and here in the UK many many thousands of folk have drifted off to this on the radio, for many many years indeed.......guessed it yet?

Sailing by, radio 4 last thing at night...shipping forecast...night night all, sleep well.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 12:31 AM


Great drift off music Rossy. Thanks, and sleep well.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 11:31 AM

Good morning everyone. A good friend just lent me her collection of "Oldies but Goodies." My first post was a big hit in the 1950s. It was also popular in the 1940s as well. My generation, however, would be familiar with the voice of Fats Domino singing "Blueberry Hill."



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 11:35 AM

Well, like Marmite, you either love or you hate vegamite.
The Funniest thing I have seen done with Marmite was this..

Someone who was inebreated asleap on someones sofa, got their face covered in marmite, then feathers from a broken pillow were fluttered all over their face and stuck to the marmite.
I feel slightly confident, that this may be the best "use" for marmite.

Equipment needed: I jar of marmite slightly warmed in microwave so it can be gently poured ( ask a lady to do the warming, and tell her it has to be no hotter than the wax ladies use for waxing hair away)
1 broken feather pillow.
1 drunken friend who has fallen asleep.

And obviously 1 X good quality video camera.

Why was I thinking of Marmite and vegamite?

Well, Men at work: Down under of course!!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 11:42 AM


My next post was a big hit in 1956. Here is Chuck Berry singing "Roll Over Beethoven."




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 12:02 PM

Good morning Rossy! My blasted handheld not would let me look at your post. I'll do that later on my desktop. Fortunately, I'm very familiar with Men at Work, and have enjoyed their tunes for quite some time.

My next post was a favorite in the 50s. Here is Bobby Darrin singing "Dream Lover."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 12:10 PM


Here's one more. It was 1965 and I was a high school senior. We loved dancing to Barbara Lewis singing, "Baby I'm Yours.". Enjoy!



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 12:17 PM

Always loved blueberry hill Griffin, and roll over beethoven, to be absolutely honest I first heard Roll over beethoven done by ELO, it was only later I heard this version!!

Heres a happy little tune....
And I prefer this german version over the English, yet dont quite know why!!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 12:28 PM

Some songs that were great at the time, have nearly been forgotten about, heres one, I nearly forgot about,

Smokie, and Living next door to Alice, from 1977.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 12:42 PM

Good one Rossy. I always liked 99 Red Balloons. Thanks! I'll check out Smokie later. I can't view that on the handheld. I'm going to resist going OT about my handheldeek

BTW, you've forced me to get better informed about marmite. Thanks to my dictionary, I now know it is probably best to enjoy marmite when you are not so inebriated. I hope that person at least enjoyed eating some of their marmite before having a facial with it!

Have a great day! I'll check back later.


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 02:16 PM

Griffin, serious warning: Do not eat Marmite, It's just plain nasty!! The world is divided into two distinct camps, those that think Marmite is OK, and those that think it is perverse.
A bit like Blue stilton cheese, but worse should you not like it.

marmite I have found is very good for one thing, adding a spoonfull to a stock for Beef dishes, or even adding to a beef curry for extra flavour and thickening.

I cannot imagine eating a spoonfull of it, like some of these poor uninformed individuals did....

I dont know why , but the sound on this video doesnt seem to start immediately for me anyways, but comes in Ok after a little while........






Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 03:50 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Oh wayne, I thought you should know this, i just caught a newsflash on a music channel thats on in the background...lady gagas new image for her latest single..
have you seen yet? I have!!!


I somehow overlooked your post.....

Yes I have, it's her alter ego Jo Calderone smile
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 04:17 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
I have not got a clue who BillyO is, but if he is trying to sneak his way between me and Milla or Jery Ryan or shirley manson, he better watch it. These are my special friends and I have been emailing them the longest, I have evidence from other forums going back to 2007, has BillyO? I think not.

TSK, TSK, mind you, imitation is flattery they say.


BillyO is my better half. I don't know how long it went on, as he is very secretive and keeps his affairs on the down low. Fear not, as he has retreated and now only professes his love for Charlize Thereon, Christy Turlington, and Diane Lane(who also do not return his calls and do not buy nice presents). Oh, and me. He eagerly awaits your "letter."




Great posts everyone. I especially liked the Harvest Moon, Griffin.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 04:21 PM

Hmm. Harvest Moon made me think of Neil Young. Depressing song, but I like it.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 04:30 PM

I adore Corinne Bailey Rae. I think BillyO might be stalking her too, as she is cute and plays guitar.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 04:33 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Griffin, serious warning: Do not eat Marmite, It's just plain nasty!! The world is divided into two distinct camps, those that think Marmite is OK, and those that think it is perverse.
A bit like Blue stilton cheese, but worse should you not like it.

marmite I have found is very good for one thing, adding a spoonfull to a stock for Beef dishes, or even adding to a beef curry for extra flavour and thickening.

I cannot imagine eating a spoonfull of it, like some of these poor uninformed individuals did....


I stand warned Rossy. I appreciate you giving me a virtual taste of marmite, without my sensitive taste buds being subjected the experience these individuals did!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 04:59 PM


Hi Aimee. Glad you liked Harvest moon. I'll be back later to check out your posts. I'm looking forward to it.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 05:40 PM

AimeeO I will post the letter that milla and jery and shirley signed a little later,

But for now, and for all the folk in london at the moment....
Many years ago, Boudica, Queen Of the Iceni tribe, incensed, at the outrage the Romans had committed upon her family,and supported by a quickly gathering Host of other tribes, Razed Colchester to the ground, and then marched onto, and Trashed LOndon....before trashing St. Albans.

There is a saying that goes something like "If you dont learn the lessons of history, you are doomed to repeating the same mistakes" Or something very very similar!!


The Clash, and what else? Londons burning.





Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 06:34 PM

Heres a totally feelgood song from 1975, UFO, and Doctor Doctor.... love it..
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 07:39 PM

Originally Posted by polyphasicpianist
I would like to share some more Schoenberg with you. On various other posts - usually ones that have topics like "what is the most beautiful this or that" - I have posted this video, and nobody has ever even acknowledged it, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. Perhaps it is because they see the name "Arnold Schoenberg" in the title and just move on.

Personally, I think that this piece is absolutely remarkable, not just in terms of its melodic nature, but in terms of its craftsmanship. When you listen to all 4 minutes and 51 seconds of it you get this remarkable sense of an overarching continuity similar to the effect one gets when you listen to a Wagner Opera. Its lush chromaticism is almost overwhelming. It is just an unbelievably astounding and completely unappreciated work in my opinion.



PPP, I finally found some true alone time where I could listen to this quietly. I am absolutely blown away! Absolutely beautiful. I agree with you. Thanks for sharing with us. I suspect you found the right thread to have others listen as well.

When I was in college, I only vaguely remember the work of Schoenberg mentioned. I'm certainly open to hearing more, if you are willing to present! Thanks again!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 07:47 PM

Evening guys smile How about a little Susan Vega, I first heard these when a friend of the family bought my mum the album on tape cassette, there was no music on any of the songs though, but I liked it regardless

(the friend of the family Michael was a musician, very good aswell, but off his head on drugs, he committed suicide a couple of years later, he made an album but it never got anywhere, it's a shame 'cos it was good, and I don't think there is any record of it, we did have a copy, but it got stolen as it was in the van my dad owned when it got stolen)



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 07:55 PM

Wayne if you pm me his name and any name you can remember that the albumn may have been called, Mrs R is totally unreal at research, if any one can track anything down its mrs R.
She holds a degree from Lampeter uni in archeology, she is phenominal at research, for real, serious serious.
She is an archivist of the first magnitude.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 08:01 PM

His name was Michael Clemments (maybe Clements) His dad invented a disposable razor blade, (LOL that's what I've just been doing, searching the net for the inventor of a disposable razor in sheffield)
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 08:08 PM

I can remember 2 of the songs, vaguely, I'm gonna see if I can recreate them on the piano, and hope the lyrics come to me, one was called "Technology" (Technology is taking over)
and "Running for the bus"
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 08:11 PM

what format was it on wayne?
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 08:31 PM

I only knew it being on tape cassette, I think he used to send his cassette tapes to music producers.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 08:48 PM

Only related by the title, but you'll prob' like this Rossy!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 08:50 PM

Ah, that could be tricky indeed, hey do you remember this stupid song from the mid eighties?

Stupid but very funny..toy dolls, and nellie the elephant?
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 09:01 PM

That reminds me of a holiday in skegness, we were singing that on the way back to the caravan, (well my mum, auntie and nannan) and after, on mother kelly's doorstep! (Don't know if that's the title to the song)




It's Griffin looooooooooool! (only jokin' Griffin, hope your laughing lol)
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 09:26 PM

I am going to post a few more toy dolls for fun..
This next one made me almost wet myself...
Its a shame there is no picture, but the "music" speaks for itself...

The toy dolls version of "final countdown" funny as a box of frogs...
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 10:37 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
That reminds me of a holiday in skegness, we were singing that on the way back to the caravan, (well my mum, auntie and nannan) and after, on mother kelly's doorstep! (Don't know if that's the title to the song)


It's Griffin looooooooooool! (only jokin' Griffin, hope your laughing lol)

laugh. Blast!! My secret disguise didn't work. And I worked so hard on the hair and skin to conceal myself. Back to the drawing board!



Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 10:42 PM

Stupid but funny song… This is very good:



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/08/11 11:15 PM


I dont why this one came into my head. Perhaps i'm considering a new disguise to fool Wayne! laugh This was popular in 1966.



Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 06:00 AM

Hillarious post Griffin.

Now we need something to wind the night down.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 02:42 PM

Good morning everyone! There were sure a lot of fun posts yesterday. I am looking forward to another good day of music sharing.

My first post is the "Shoop Shoop Song" sung by Betty Everett. You may not remember it by title. I think you may recognize it when you hear it. It was a big hit in the 1960s.

Enjoy!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 02:46 PM


My second post reached #1 on the pop charts in the U.S. in 1966. Here is the Four Tops singing "I'll be There."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 02:51 PM


Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were one of my favorite groups when I was a teenager. I was always amazed with how Frankie Valli could reach such a high range with his voice. Here is "Sherry."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 02:58 PM


This is all I have time for right now. I will be checking in throughout the day, however. I'm looking forward to some musical treats from those willing to share.

My next post is an old time favorite. Let's hear one more from the Crystals. Here is "He's a Rebel."

Have a great day everyone!



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 04:21 PM

Sorry folks for my tardiness !! ecellent post by all of you Griifn, excellent shoop shoop, wayne loved the Kasir, REcaredo,funny! PPP, brilliant.

Right the reason for my tardiness:

Mrs Rossy has been busy, she has collected loads of images from the rioting that is happening in Londinium, and set them to this next piece of music, which she thought was fitting for the said images.

All images taken over the past three days.

Time was taken to fit images to the music, especially effective is the shopping trolly scene.

The music? well what else...Anarchy in the UK.







Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 05:31 PM

Wow, I've been quite the slacker lately. Lots happening in the Os' Household. Hopefully I'll be back on my groove today. Great posts, everyone! Love the Toy Dolls. I've always been partial to their rendition of the Sabre Dance:


Sherry reminds me of when I was a child, and a friend's mom's name was Sherry. We would sing that sometimes. Rossy, Mrs. Rossy did an excellent job with the images. What a fitting song.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 05:42 PM

Here's Anti-Nowhere League's rendition of Streets of London:
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 05:56 PM

This song is ridiculous, but I like it.



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 06:03 PM

One more.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 07:14 PM

WOW AimeeO , thanks, I love Belly, and the toy dolls were as hilarious as they always are! Mr.s Rossy says she prefers the "B"
side to the Anti Nowhere Leagues atreets of London, she says she used to have it and its called "So What" BUT, I cannot post it here , or I would get instantly banned I reckon!!!

Its on Youtube, both as the B side and a live version.

Now then, while looking on youtube, I found the next track... I sincerly believe that this next track may be an indication in itself of everything that is very very wrong in the UK

What I found funny was a comment on youtube which said:


"doesn't exactly have the same evocative impact when played on a pub piano in my opinion"

I dont normally comment on youtube, but this time I did, I just had to say: "You've got a pub piano in your opinion?"

"Dude thats one big opinion"

Anyways, this is not good, in fact I cannot garauntee anyone will be ABLE to listen to it all.......

Funny? oh deary me yes....








Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 07:30 PM

You keeping up with the rioting outbreaks Rossy, there happening in manchester now.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 07:45 PM

Shouldn't laugh, but POUNDLAND pmsl

http://catchalooter.tumblr.com/post/8688645379
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 08:26 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Shouldn't laugh, but POUNDLAND pmsl


Wayne, looks like I have to wait until I get to a different computer to see your post. In the meantime, do you think the new disguise I am considering will work? ha

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 08:29 PM

Wayne, you should laugh, Pmsl as well, what a muppett!!!
I am keeping up with everything, Mrs R's mam and dad live in Brum.

Here is a tab you can keep open while you do everything else, it refreshes automatically, but not for me, I hit F5 every few seconds....news as it happens...

Scroll down and look on the left at the times, then hit refresh every ten mins or so...thousand times more info than on news 24..........



http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/09/london-riots-day-four-live-blog?intcmp=239
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 08:31 PM

Griffin, the disguise has been blown, you told us about it!!
LOL.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 08:40 PM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Shouldn't laugh, but POUNDLAND pmsl


Wayne, looks like I have to wait until I get to a different computer to see your post. In the meantime, do you think the new disguise I am considering will work? ha



Originally Posted by Rostosky
Griffin, the disguise has been blown, you told us about it!!
LOL.


Lol and you might have to stop signing the posts "Griffin" lol. How are you Griffin? hope you well smile

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Wayne, you should laugh, Pmsl as well, what a muppett!!!
I am keeping up with everything, Mrs R's mam and dad live in Brum.

Here is a tab you can keep open while you do everything else, it refreshes automatically, but not for me, I hit F5 every few seconds....news as it happens...

Scroll down and look on the left at the times, then hit refresh every ten mins or so...thousand times more info than on news 24..........



http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/09/london-riots-day-four-live-blog?intcmp=239


cheers Rossy smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 08:52 PM

Kid gets back home, thirty bags of sweets 10 for a quid,total value £3.
Mum says did you get me a plasma HD ready tv? And a Blackberry?
Kid says no mum but... and "did I do well?"

Out of interest, Heres a quote from Martin Luther King:

"Rioting is the voice of the unheard"

Anyways, some happy music......

Captain sensible, and Happy talk.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 09:10 PM

for some reason Rossy, that reminds me of this!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 09:47 PM

This lady is brill, and makes other folk making "beat box" noises with their mouths look stupid!!!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 09:51 PM

I'm sure I saw Rolph Harris run past in the background wearing a "scream" mask, she want's to watch it!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/09/11 09:52 PM

Night everyone, I am off to sleepy byes...catch you all tommorrow, digeridoo might give me good dreamtime...
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:32 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
AimeeO I will post the letter that milla and jery and shirley signed a little later,

But for now, and for all the folk in london at the moment....
Many years ago, Boudica, Queen Of the Iceni tribe, incensed, at the outrage the Romans had committed upon her family,and supported by a quickly gathering Host of other tribes, Razed Colchester to the ground, and then marched onto, and Trashed LOndon....before trashing St. Albans.

There is a saying that goes something like "If you dont learn the lessons of history, you are doomed to repeating the same mistakes" Or something very very similar!!


The Clash, and what else? Londons burning.


Well done Rossy! Thanks for this perspective.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:50 AM


I'm off to bed. I'm too sleepy to post, so I'll post later tomorrow. Good night!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 05:05 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
This lady is brill, and makes other folk making "beat box" noises with their mouths look stupid!!!


FOR REAL!! I almost missed seeing this Rossy. Loved it! Thanks.

Now, good night for sure.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 11:18 AM

First post today, Visage and "fade to grey"

I bet this brings back loads of memories for a lot of folk....

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 12:02 PM


Good morning Rossy! My handheld won't let me hear your post. I will have a listen later today, and I'll be posting a few goodies as well. The good news is I just got my new Android. Hopefully, I'll be able to see all of the postings without having to wait to get to a desktop. I must be off to a meeting.

Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 12:21 PM

It's been a while since I popped in here. Ah ... Da Do Ron Ron. I just love the 60s girl groups stuff.




Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 02:24 PM

Welcome back CaptainKawai !! (griffin I look forward to hearing about the android, is it male or female, I think we call the female androids "fembots" here in the UK, I will try and post some pics later)

Small faces : what else? Itchycoo park!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:13 PM

Afternoon guys and gals,

In light of the recent threads over the first 2 pages of ABF

hands hurt_ i hope I'm not doing anything wrong
Weighted keys essential for the health of your hands?
Wrist Pain.... Normal for a Beginner?
Cortisone shots - not if you have a choice smile
Wrist pain

I thought this approriate:



Maybe we COULD do with a resident doctor here at ABF lol! and maybe a nurse also, I'll ask my mum if she wants the job!
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:33 PM

Hey everyone...
Rossy, I had not heard "So What." I asked BillyO about it and he promptly marched me back to the computer to have a listen. Awesome. Jerusalem sounds like it was played on an old abandoned piano in a brothel.

Wayne, I agree. Their wrists must be burning.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:35 PM

Here's some Nilsson. I loved this when I was younger.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:41 PM

Some Ween..
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:46 PM

Looting in London continues.....

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:54 PM

That was great!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 04:56 PM

You should look at the YT comments lol smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 05:56 PM

AimeeO , glad you heard the B side !!

(Mrs R was a keen punk back in the day, and has some well good stories to tell!)

Well funny Wayne, funny thing that was in Cardiff, just a few years back, me and mrs R went into a chippy there, and on our way out our way was blocked by one of the biggest gulls we have ever seen. The guy in the chip shop said "Oh, its always there , just throw it a few chips and it will be happy"

We did, and would have done anyway, but the guy lied, it was not happy, far from it, it wanted Pie, my pie.
I threw it crust, but it was clever and knew I was attempting trickery, Mrs R threw fish... it was not interested..(?)

It followed us for a very long way..funny.

REM, and "The end of the world as we know it..."




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 07:38 PM

Hello Everyone. It looks like there are lots of great postings here today. I'll have to wait until I get home, however, to hear them and maybe post a few tunes myself.

Rossy, I don't know yet if my Android is male or female. I'm not sure how to find out without doing something inappropriate (whatever that might be!). laugh I have to spend some time reading my manual to get this relationship off to a good start!

I'll look for any photos or examples you can provide me with to help figure it out.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 07:44 PM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
Hello Everyone. It looks like there are lots of great postings here today. I'll have to wait until I get home, however, to hear them and maybe post a few tunes myself.

Rossy, I don't know yet if my Android is male or female. I'm not sure how to find out without doing something inappropriate (whatever that might be!). laugh I have to spend some time reading my manual to get this relationship off to a good start!

I'll look for any photos or examples you can provide me with to help figure it out.


I'm interseted to see Rossy's reply, does he do Android phone manuals? I dunno, I know he doesn't do flat pack furniture manuals, but does reason manuals, he's so complicated!!!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 07:51 PM

In all seriousness, This just in from the Gaurdian online...
This is not just a very, very dangerous precedent indeed , but also clearly demonstrates the mistaken belief that the Met police seem to have: that they make the laws, they dont, and never have had the power to do that, that alone rests with Parliament.

Somebody innocent is going to get hurt here , if not killed.

Here is the report:

8.08pm: Scotland Yard has effectively sanctioned vigilante action against suspected rioters and looters, issuing advice that they can be beaten with weapons if they are honestly thought to pose a danger, writes my colleague Vikram Dodd.

In a document sent to businesses in the capital, police gave explicit guidance on what constitutes "reasonable force", saying people do not have to wait to be attacked if they are in their own home or business.

With police numbers stretched the limit, the Met said if someone "honestly and instinctively" believed they, their business or another person was in danger, they could use force.

The guidance says: "You are not expected to make fine judgements over the level of force you use in the heat of the moment."

It adds a weapon can be used and says: " The more extreme the circumstances and the fear felt, the more force you can lawfully use in self-defence."

The Met guidance says use of a weapon could also be lawful and constitute reasonable force.

It is understood the guidance was issued after business owners asked for advice about how much force they could use to defend themselves and their property."

I cannot see it is wise to tell the folk of this country that you can "beat" a "suspected" rioter, with a weapon.

Especially not, when the media keeps informing us a lot of the "rioters" are kids, some as young as 11.

Deary me.. Anyways, back to the music...But first, how about some Humour ? How to kill Dracula? By John cooper Clarke..






Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 07:54 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Originally Posted by griffin2417
Hello Everyone. It looks like there are lots of great postings here today. I'll have to wait until I get home, however, to hear them and maybe post a few tunes myself.

Rossy, I don't know yet if my Android is male or female. I'm not sure how to find out without doing something inappropriate (whatever that might be!). laugh I have to spend some time reading my manual to get this relationship off to a good start!

I'll look for any photos or examples you can provide me with to help figure it out.


I'm interseted to see Rossy's reply, does he do Android phone manuals? I dunno, I know he doesn't do flat pack furniture manuals, but does reason manuals, he's so complicated!!!


Whatever Rossy decides to reply with, I'm sure it will be interesting Wayne! grin Hope things are going well for you Wayne!





Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 07:58 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
In all seriousness, This just in from the Gaurdian online...
This is not just a very, very dangerous precedent indeed , but also clearly demonstrates the mistaken belief that the Met police seem to have: that they make the laws, they dont, and never have had the power to do that, that alone rests with Parliament.

Somebody innocent is going to get hurt here , if not killed.

Here is the report:

8.08pm: Scotland Yard has effectively sanctioned vigilante action against suspected rioters and looters, issuing advice that they can be beaten with weapons if they are honestly thought to pose a danger, writes my colleague Vikram Dodd.

In a document sent to businesses in the capital, police gave explicit guidance on what constitutes "reasonable force", saying people do not have to wait to be attacked if they are in their own home or business.

With police numbers stretched the limit, the Met said if someone "honestly and instinctively" believed they, their business or another person was in danger, they could use force.

The guidance says: "You are not expected to make fine judgements over the level of force you use in the heat of the moment."

It adds a weapon can be used and says: " The more extreme the circumstances and the fear felt, the more force you can lawfully use in self-defence."

The Met guidance says use of a weapon could also be lawful and constitute reasonable force.

It is understood the guidance was issued after business owners asked for advice about how much force they could use to defend themselves and their property."

I cannot see it is wise to tell the folk of this country that you can "beat" a "suspected" rioter, with a weapon.

Especially not, when the media keeps informing us a lot of the "rioters" are kids, some as young as 11.






That's bad Rossy, although I think it's calming down a bit now, or am I speaking too soon?
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 08:00 PM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Originally Posted by griffin2417
Hello Everyone. It looks like there are lots of great postings here today. I'll have to wait until I get home, however, to hear them and maybe post a few tunes myself.

Rossy, I don't know yet if my Android is male or female. I'm not sure how to find out without doing something inappropriate (whatever that might be!). laugh I have to spend some time reading my manual to get this relationship off to a good start!

I'll look for any photos or examples you can provide me with to help figure it out.


I'm interseted to see Rossy's reply, does he do Android phone manuals? I dunno, I know he doesn't do flat pack furniture manuals, but does reason manuals, he's so complicated!!!


Whatever Rossy decides to reply with, I'm sure it will be interesting Wayne! grin Hope things are going well for you Wayne!





Things aint bad thnx Griffin smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 08:11 PM

It's hard to tell Wayne, Mrs R is more knowledgable about the tensions that exist in Brum, between the Afro caribbean comunity and the Asian community, having been brouht up there, her family still live there.
Lets hope that the deaths of the three lads mown down by that car dont in themselves set things off again..
Winson green, is known to Mrs R.

Did you listen to John cooper clarke that I posted "how to kill Dracula" ?
Its very funny...
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 08:26 PM

errrrrrrrrrr..........I really did try Rossy, had to watch it in YT, but only managed a few seconds before I was compelled to click the red cross, but hopefully, I'll get Rossy points for honesty?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 08:31 PM

No probs Wayne, but you missed something funny..
Anyways,,
How are you doing with reason?
Have you got any further into it?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 08:36 PM

Anyways back to the music with Simon and Garfunkle, what else?
well for tonight..
Sound of silence...

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 08:36 PM

I keep dabbling lol, but not created owt yet, will keep u posted! Anyways, I gotta a few things to do, back soon, c u in a bit smile
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 11:06 PM

well, looks like u all done one, I'm gonna watch Alan Carr repeat, then bed, night all, leave u with this............


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/10/11 11:28 PM

Night wayne, Night everyone, sleep well world.
catch all the dudes and dudettes in the morning.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 04:31 AM

Here is a good night tune that just tends to calm me down. Just put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and chill to this live Peel session.


Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 04:32 AM

And here is some more early Schoenberg


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 11:32 AM

Loved the Bloc party, PPP, the bass line in it reminded me of the bass line in this one,not the same but quite similar?

The Cranberries, Zombie..
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 01:22 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Loved the Bloc party, PPP, the bass line in it reminded me of the bass line in this one,not the same but quite similar?

The Cranberries, Zombie..


Excellent post Rossy! The Cranberries are awesome
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 01:40 PM


Good morning! I was pretty scarce yesterday. However, there were a lot of great posts. PPP, I liked the Schoenberg selection. What's the title?

I'm just going to post a few of my favorite doo wop music selections. My first post will be a popular girl group in the late 1950s. Here are the Chantels singing "Maybe.".




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 03:24 PM



My second Doo Wop was sung my a number of groups in the 1950s. The Coasters was one of my favorite groups. Here is "Sh Boom, Life Would be a Dream."




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 03:30 PM


One more Doo Wop post. Here are the Capris singing "There's a Moonlight Above."




Have a great day everyone! I'll check in later.


Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 04:00 PM

Griffin, very good selections about Doo Wop. I didn’t know this music style, but I’m enjoying it!

Polyphasicpianist, thanks for that version on Transfigured Night. I remember that I had to take long time and several listening, to assimilate this music. But once I got it, this music became one of my favourites pieces.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 04:12 PM

Recaredo, you said "assimilate" are you familiar with star trek and the Borg?
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 04:23 PM

Lol Rossy!. But just my poor English. I have to improve it.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 05:12 PM

No Recaredo, its the correct word to use in the context you used it in. I just wondered if you knew about the borg?

Anyways, some great posting there... Doo wop..brilliant as usuall Griffin.

WOW, just found something by the simply gorgeous Fenella Fielding...

For those of you who do not know who Fenella Fielding is:
She played Valeria Watt in the film "carry on screaming"

In a stunning red dress, she reclined on the chaise, and asked "do you mind if I smoke" When harry H corbett who played inspector sydney bung said "no of course not"

She proceeded to emit smoke without having a cigerette, mainly from her head area....

Anyways, heres Fenella singing... sort of jazz, but its Okay because she is so sexyfuntime...

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 05:19 PM

There are plenty of people that speak English as their native language and have no idea that there is such a word as assimilate. Your English is way better than you think.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 05:25 PM

I'm starting with some Waits today.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 05:30 PM

AimeeO , I just told Recaredo that as well, just asking him if he knows about the Borg and their assimilation of other species....

There are indeed many folks living in england who cannot speak English as well as Recaredo does.
In fact there are some folks living in England who cannot even spell their own name, even when not under pressure.

Recaredo may not believe this, but it is the gospel truth,
There are folk living in england that Recaredo could easily teach english too.............


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 05:46 PM

It's the truth Recaredo! Even here in America. The English language is falling into a state of disrepair. Since Twitter can only handle 140 characters at a time, there's no need for big words or a need for spelling the short ones.

Now for something unrelated. I love this song.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 05:47 PM

OMG big time.....
Just looking through Fenella Fielding things on Youtube, and I found she has done a version of "Rise" yes the "Rise" of Public image ltd!! (formed by John Lyden (johnny rotten) after the sex pistols)

I noticed this has not been up on youtube very long, maybe there is more to come?

I wonder what Johnny made of this??

It's just so Fenella.. excellent, go, go,go for it girl..!!




Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 05:49 PM

And some Eddie Spaghetti!
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 05:53 PM

That's great, Rossy! I love when someone covers a song you never expect!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 06:23 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
AimeeO , I just told Recaredo that as well, just asking him if he knows about the Borg and their assimilation of other species....

There are indeed many folks living in england who cannot speak English as well as Recaredo does.
In fact there are some folks living in England who cannot even spell their own name, even when not under pressure.

Recaredo may not believe this, but it is the gospel truth,
There are folk living in england that Recaredo could easily teach english too.............




I'll second that!

(Ps, Recaredo PM'd me and asked me to tell you that there's only one "o" in to, two "o's" would mean "also")
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 06:28 PM

Two ton boa was good , never heard of them, who is the girlie on the picture on the video?
Mrs Rossy, says I can have up to seven mistresses, but no more because of the coffee and milk situation, unless they provide their own.

I reckon this next one will take some beating!!!

The cars, and heartbeat city.....
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 06:31 PM

Yes Wayne, I wriggle out of that one by saying: "recaredo could easily teach english too" meaning also, as he teaches us some spanish as well....

Hey wayne, I just realised, we could do a joint composition, if you did something and sent me the reason file, I could add and send it back!! Or vice versa.
??
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 06:35 PM

Good idea Rossy, why not, if your prepared to wait a while for me to put something together, I don't get loads of time, (despite what you might think, considering how much time I spend on here lol!) Maybe a week?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 06:36 PM

Forgot to mention, the papers today are reporting that shortly after the Death of Amy Winehouse, someone robbed her flat. The items taken were some unpublished song lyrics,personal effects and her guitar.
The police say, only twenty folk had access, all so called personal friends, so it should not be hard for even the most uneducated copper to realise that with such a limited amount of suspects the task of elimination should be easier and they will hopefully catch the person responsible.

Sickening behaviour.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 06:36 PM

Just nipping to shop, bk soon smile
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 06:38 PM

Yeah I heard that Rossy, c u in a bit!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 06:38 PM

Sure thing Wayne, I have a lot of time, unwisely spent, probably. Serious though, no mash up!!
Got to be original stuff....
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 07:26 PM

I couldn't help but notice the "The Cars" vid. Has anyone heard the stuff from their latest album?


Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 08:06 PM

Polyphasic, I personally hadn't, but have now, thanks!
Sounds good, I just read on Wiki, that Fenella fielding has done an albumn of covers, including Blue monday, and Kylies Cant get you out my head.. But I cannot find that albumn as yet...thats sort of where I am at the moment..looking....
Hmmmm..

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 08:29 PM

Thanks for your kind words about my English. My next English examiner should read your comments grin
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 08:34 PM

Recaredo, hope you get an A*

Rossy PM'd you!

My video contribution for today is Lauryn Hill, this video's great aswell.........

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/11/11 10:51 PM

Right Dudes and Dudettes: Heads up.
This is important..

Many pieces of art or music fade into obscurity, because the artist concerned is to shy or reticent to share them for whatever reason.
Sometimes, it takes others to say "Hey,we love that" or "This has artistic value"
Sometimes the artist concerned cannot understand why their creation is loved or admired.

I have just come accross such a Potential tragedy,
Miss Fenella Fielding has recorded a whole albumn, of covers, The Savoy sessions, Savoy records.

Take a listen to this... you will not find this on the internet, except for where I have just put it on youtube...

When I heard this, I shut my eyes and was in the bath with Marlene Dietrich.....

Fenella , I believe, needs persuading to release this albumn....

Here is her narrative to New Orders Blue MOnday....

You heard it here first folks, remember that...
Rostosky takes all the blame....

















Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 04:24 AM

I wasn't planning to post anything tonight. I was getting ready for bed and noticed it's been quiet around here. I'll share what I was just listening to. Here is "Caravansary," from Best Of Kitaro DVD 2001

Good Night!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 12:05 PM

Ah Griffin that Caravansary was nice, but, I think it could be better, I think I would tell the keyboard player "Dude look in the sound bank and find 'pan pipes'"
I thought that was what I would hear after the violin intro.
It was what I expected, but the sound he had chosen seemed a little thin, which is sad, as its a good tune.
Rossys verdict: Pan pipes needed.lol.

Like say this....

[video:youtube]p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJRGWi5lq8E&feature=related[/video]
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 12:08 PM

OR, if you want to dance rather than relax...like this:

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 05:12 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Ah Griffin that Caravansary was nice, but, I think it could be better, I think I would tell the keyboard player "Dude look in the sound bank and find 'pan pipes'"
I thought that was what I would hear after the violin intro.
It was what I expected, but the sound he had chosen seemed a little thin, which is sad, as its a good tune.
Rossys verdict: Pan pipes needed.lol.

Like say this....


I loved this Rossy! I love Andean music. In fact, I've been trying unsuccessfully to find some music by a favorite group that does this genre of music, Rumillata. I cannot find anything they've done. Are you familiar with them?

Thanks for this one. I enjoyed it.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 05:15 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
OR, if you want to dance rather than relax...like this:



This is a good one too! Thanks. Okay, I don't have to present any Andean music. You've done a great job right here! thumb

I'm pretty busy right now. I will try to post a few things shortly.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 06:10 PM

No sooner said than done Griffin, Ask Rostosky, and thou shalt receive!!! LOl.. It was easy, I just corrected the spelling of the bands name a little!!!

Enjoy bigtime!! I love this...like really love it...
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 06:18 PM

And another beautifull piece Griffin, by your favourite Andean band.... I really wish I could tell you the name of my fav Andean band, but am ashamed to say I cannot.
They used to busk locally, in a few neighbouring towns, the guy who played the big bass pan pipes (you could feel them in your stomache) offered to teach me, he lived in a flat next to my son, but suddenly moved.. I will have to investigate where they are and what they are called as an outfit...

Anyways, enjoy...
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 06:33 PM

And if you liked that, I feel confident that you will love this ..... This was used as the theme music from the motorcycle diaries the che guevara story....

I believe the music was written by gustavo santaolalla and is called "de ushuaia a la quiaca" but cannot confirm this as yet..as my Argentinian is as poor as my social skills.




Oh, hang on totally confimed, here he is live in the studio , excellent, now to chase the sheet!!! I bet I have no chance of finding that!!!




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 08:08 PM


JOY!!! Oh Rossy, this is so wonderful!! I am truly enjoying all of them. I had a wonderful opportunity to hear them in a concert in St. Paul. I've been hooked ever since. Apparently, the proper spelling of their name did not stick with me laugh

Have you heard them before today?

PS: I am still busy with my assignments and won't be able to post today. Perhaps a few tonight. I'll have some fun weekend posts, however.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 09:18 PM

Just got back from cooking and eating a large meal!
No Griffin, I had not heard of them before you mentioned them, but will certainly make myself familiar after hearing those lovely pieces.
Isn't music great!! It crosses so many boundries,divides, cultures,languages, everything !

Wayne must be busy tonight, OR, his mum has arrived and is washing his face with her hanky and spit, again. OR he got some tickets for Lady G?
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 09:39 PM

Lol Rossy, I keep popping in and having a nosey, not had much time today with work and then been to the supermarket.

Just listenin' to some tunes tonight, as for the "spit wash", maybe that's the secret to my youthful looks!



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 10:00 PM

Wayne does your supermarket have those locker things that you can leave your trolley in, take a key, and then go to the cafe?
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 10:07 PM

Congrats for those fantastic posts. It has been an impressive collection on Andean music. You all have a wonderful music taste. Congrats again.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 10:09 PM

Hya Recaredo, and good evening!! Whats happening in Spain at the moment in Recaredo land? Anything good? or funny? or interesting?
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 10:28 PM

Rossy, in Spain happens nothing on August, but it’s a nice month.

During the day it’s very hot. The work is really hard with this weather. The air conditioning is almost a need. You only feel good in the swimming pool or in the beach.

But at night the things change. It’s a pleasure going out to bars. You can find a lot of people and fun. It’s the best for me in Spanish summer.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 10:37 PM

Excellent, it sounds good at night, I am sure one day me and mrs R will get out there, and enjoy the sun! And the bars at night. Untill then, we have to live with much rain.

Talking of sunshine.. Bill withers- Aint no sunshine..

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 10:49 PM

Just a flying visit, yes morrisons rossy, and love ur last post, printed that out earlier today, had a quick go, coincidental.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 11:02 PM

Wayne it aint coincidental, it's "spooky" or even Pyschic, or the Haunted Piano again. Actually I better shut up, I am off to dreamtime soon.!!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 11:06 PM

lol, me too, night all smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 11:11 PM

Night dudes and dudettes.Sleep well all.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/12/11 11:16 PM

Good night guys!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 01:34 PM

From a single Quote by Bob Dylan.....
"Give the Anarchist a cigerette" Chumbawamba made this song..
Love the rumbling bass line.... Good Morning everyone!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 04:11 PM

Good morning Rossy! Thanks for the great posts yesterday. I still replay them. You also caught me up on Rumillajta's more recent music. And it looks like you're off to a good start today.

I liked this morning's post. I'm planning to post as soon as I can get on YouTube. It seems to be busy. Hopefully, it will clear up very soon.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 07:20 PM

evening guys, I've spent most of the day in my music room, I love it in there, not that I've really achieved much lol, just been messin' around mostly, gave Beethoven monlight sonata no.14 (1st movement) a go, but found it more difficuilt than I expected.

Anyways, hope everyone is well, here's an acoustic version of The Cure's Lullaby, by The Cure

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 07:26 PM

Glad you enjoyed the pan pipes etc Griffin and Recaredo, and everyone else who did! and just aren't saying,Come on Dudes and dudettes dont be shy!

From their excellent albumn, Surrealistic pillow, Jefferson Airplane and "today"
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 07:27 PM

Ah Wayne we appeared and posted at the same time!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 07:32 PM

Hello Rossy, I'm listenin to your post now.

I was very close to posting the cure lillyby (Lilly Allen vs The Cure mashup lol) But then came across the acoustic version I posted, so you have been spared!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 07:34 PM

That wasn't too bad Rossy, it reminds me of someone who was a contestant on xfactor,who I liked, he was a bit like marmite lol, gonna see if I can track him down on YT!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 07:36 PM

Hya Wayne, odd thing is I have got the lilly allen songbook!
Well access to it, mrs R was sent it as a pressie from a friend.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 07:40 PM

Spooky looooool

Aiden Grimshaw ladies and gentlemen...............

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 07:57 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Hya Wayne, odd thing is I have got the lilly allen songbook!
Well access to it, mrs R was sent it as a pressie from a friend.


electronic?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 08:04 PM

Wayne, I dont often say this,but, as you have been so honest about some of my posts an all.... but, (sorry , BUT,) that Aiden Grimshaw you just posted was Grim indeed. In fact, in my humble opinion, it sums up all that is wrong in music of the "simon cowell genre"
I feel strongly, it was hideous, The guy was trying in such a contrived exagerated way it wrecked a beautifull song loved by millions, Here is how it should be done........

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 08:11 PM

No, In real songbook form, you know the ones that cost between 15 to 20 quid, ooops, sorry thought I could hold that down....(just puked because of the Grimshaw thing)hang on ,need to get cleaned up. Mrs R, mrs R !! "can you get me a cloth?, I projectiled on the mousemat"

I really wished I would have chewed my chicken curry now, rather than bolted it, that will teach me.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 08:16 PM

What you like, I honestly prefer Aiden Grimshaws cover, so we will have to agree that we disagree. Let's put it up to the vote!!!!!

Roxy music: 1 vote

Aiden Grimshaw: 1 vote

Swallowing chicken curry without chewing: 2 votes



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 08:21 PM

Bringing unchewed chicken curry back up just by listening to Aiden Grimshaw - 6 votes from Aiden Grimshaw, Mrs R refusing me marital "pleasures" again If I ever ask her to listen to Aiden again - 6 votes offa Aiden again.
Not doing to well now is he?

Talking of style.... Songs for Drella, as you all know "Drella" was Andy Warhols nickname, this is from the albumn that John cale and Lou reed did as a tribute to Andy Warhol, and is Called "style that it takes"

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 08:33 PM

"Magic and Loss" the albumn written by Lou reed, again deals with the loss of two close friends. This song ( a very easy one to play by the way) has some incredible lyrics: " I want some magic to keep me alive, I want a miracle, I dont want to die,I'm afraid that if I go to sleep, I'll never wake, I'll no longer exist, Ill close my eyes and disappear and float into the mist"

Powerfull stuff indeed, Magician...

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 08:57 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Bringing unchewed chicken curry back up just by listening to Aiden Grimshaw - 6 votes from Aiden Grimshaw, Mrs R refusing me marital "pleasures" again If I ever ask her to listen to Aiden again - 6 votes offa Aiden again.
Not doing to well now is he?



I'm off to prepare supper, tuna steak and fries, wouldn't count your chicken's on the voting yet Rossy, it's up for Public vote, we will have to wait and see! Back in a bit smile
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 09:00 PM

Griffin? Aimeo? Recardo? PPP? (who else knocks about round here?)
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 09:04 PM

This is Recaredo here being Wayne, many votings for ferry version of man who is jealous. Votes not counting cast for Aiden thing.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:21 PM

Oh, this is like Eurovision Song Contest.

Hi everybody from Spain. Our score is:

Wayne’s version: TEN POINTS!


Rossy’s version: OTHER TEN POINTS!


Congrats to winners!
thumb

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:31 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo


Rossy’s version: OTHER TEN POINTS!



"OTHER" means not the same quality points.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:32 PM

Oh, well. So, our score is:


Wayne’s version: TEN POINTS!


Rossy’s version: TEN POINTS AS WELL!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:33 PM

damn!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:34 PM

griff?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:36 PM

I think it means "otherworldly points" sort of more valuable points like off the movie "avatar" More valuable than 10,like say 11, or 142.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:45 PM

Well, due mathematics are universal language, our score is:


Wayne’s version: (25x4)/10 POINTS!


Rossy’s version: (10x5)/5 POINTS!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:46 PM

don't push it Rossy, Recaredo, stated 10 each!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:52 PM

i gotta go, bk in morn night everyone smile
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:53 PM

Yes Wayne!.

Ten points each, but different ways, although the score is the same

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:55 PM

Hes changed his mind, i only have 5 now. shucks, well if points make prizes, looks like Wayne is in for a brucey bonus.

I think we need a remix of the "floating points" Like four tet sing (floating points remix)

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:55 PM

Good night Wayne! Sleep well.



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:57 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo



Wayne’s version: (25x4)/10 POINTS!


Rossy’s version: (10x5)/5 POINTS!


Boo Hoo. I only get five now!!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 10:58 PM

Night Wayne, sleep well, have good dreamtime.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 11:01 PM

Why only five?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 11:12 PM

I robbed myself to let Wayne win, you caught me out.
Wayne needs to win, he is younger and more competative than I am. I was frightened that he may have a nervous breakdown if he didnt win, or need rehab or therapy.
I thought he may have a hissyfit.
I was afraid of a bun fight breaking out between sheffield and wales. Anyways...
Back to the good music dudes and dudetts

Eddie and the hot rods....do anything you wanna do!! yeeha!
Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 11:25 PM

Derek Trucks ... I came across this guy and his band only recently. The first guitarist in decades to grab my attention. Such great feel. A great vocalist in this band too.



edit - haven't quite got this embedding thing right again
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/13/11 11:59 PM

I’d like to post about another Schubert’s song. The title is To Music. I think this song is very appropriate for this thread. It tells us how important this art is for music lovers.

Here’s the translation to English:

http://myweb.dal.ca/waue/Trans/Schober-Musik.html


This version is by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, one of the most amazing German sopranos ever. She was a smart and beautiful woman as well 3hearts .

Gerald Moore makes us a fine introduction about the song. I hope you all enjoy it.





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:03 AM


Well, it seems I've missed all of the fun today! Unfortunately, I could not get away from my household obligations until now. Sorry (maybe not) I missed having to vote in the contest between Rossy's and Wayne's postings. I liked them all. I think it would have been to hard to vote.

Good to see you back CaptainKawai. Good post.

Recaredo, I enjoyed the Schubert selection. I agree that it is definitely appropriate to post this salute to music on this thread! Thanks!

My postings are next up.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:22 AM


I've been thinking about two male vocalists that sing some of the best pop love ballads. Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers. Lionel Richie first gained international attention as the lead singer in the Motown group, the Commodores. Not only is he a versatile singer ranging from R&B to pop, and a little bit of Country, he is also a wonderful songwriter. Ask his good friend, Kenny Rogers, who has had hit singles written by Lionel Richie. The two have been good friends for more than 25 years.

My first post is Lionel Richie singing "Hello."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:29 AM


My second post is Lionel Richie singing "Stuck on You."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:42 AM

Kenny Rogers is as versatile in his music style as his friend Lionel Richie. I first became aware of his artistry as a pop and ballad singer. However, he has a long a distinguished career as a country western singer.

I must admit, that I don't often listen to country western singers. However, Kenny Rogers is one artist that I do enjoy when I listen to country music.

Instead of country, however, my next post will be Kenny singing a hit song his friend Lionel wrote for him, "Lady."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:47 AM


And now for a taste of one of Kenny's love song country style. Here is "So in Love With You."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:54 AM

Now let's bring these two old friends together to sing and give tribute to one another's wonderful love ballads. In this next post they appear on a TV special. They sing Lionel's hit, "Still," and Kenny's hit, "Ruby." This also includes an interview of them which gives some information about their music styles, and influences. Hope you enjoy it!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 02:05 AM


Let's do one more. I just enjoy the interaction between them. Here they sing Kenny's hit, "She Believes in Me." Enjoy!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 02:07 AM


That's it for now. I'll check in a bit later possibly with something in a different style. Thanks for listening!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 05:53 AM


It's time for bed. I have one last post that is yet another love ballad. This time we will go back to memory lane to 1957 with Johnny Mathis singing "Twelfth of Never."

Good Night!



Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 07:33 AM

Here is a good-night piece.



I don't care what anyone says about GG's Beethoven, this is incredible.
Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 11:56 AM

PPP, I usually disagree with most of your posts, but GGs Beethoven is great, as practically everything else he does. That should be bleeding obvious. I also enjoy his behavior at the piano. If you want something different you have Richter.
There seems to be some kind of competition and giving points here. So you get one million points for this.
Rostosky also gets one million points for his posting of Flight of the Condor. Fantastic!I had to get my Kena and play along.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 12:20 PM


Good morning Cubop! It's good to hear from you. I was just about to post my Sunday morning classical music posts when I saw your post to PPP. I hope you are well.

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 12:29 PM

Originally Posted by cubop
PPP, I usually disagree with most of your posts . . .


In this thread, or in general? wink
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 12:48 PM

Good morning everyone! It's Sunday morning and I'm looking forward to posting some of my favorite classical selections. PPP, I really enjoyed your post last night with GG playing Beethoven. Thanks for the nice segway to my postings this morning.

This morning I am going to post St. Paul's Suite in its entirety by Gustav Theodore Holst. It is being performed by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Okay, I also have to say that I do feel some civic pride in the fact the St. Paul Chamber is one of two world renowned orchestras we have in Minnesota. The Minnesota Symphony Orchestra is located in neighboring Minneapolis.


Here is St. Paul's Suite.

I. Jig




II. Ostinato



III. Intermezzo




IV. Finale



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 12:48 PM

Cubop rides a motorcycle, and Polyphasicpianist lives on a corner. PPP has a large garden fence, with lots of fence posts on the corner.
Unfortunately Cubop, is not an experienced motorcycle rider, being especially deficient in the cornering department.

Quite often, Cubop fails to make the turn and has a disagreement with PPP's fence posts.

PPP has never complained about this, he just keeps on quietly repairing his fence , and hoping Cubop will master the art of cornering on his motorcycle.

I assume that what he means.

Chris Spedding wrote a song about this......


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 12:55 PM


That's all I have for right now folks. I am looking around for a few more selections. However, I'm also eager to listen to contributions from others. Have a great day!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:06 PM


Morning Rossy! We must have posted at the same time. I sure missed all the fun yesterday. Today I am determined to have a day free of tech problems with my postings. I'll avoid going way OT with that irritating issue!mad

BTW, Cool post this morning! A very nice contrast to my postings, as well. I'm looking forward to hearing more.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:32 PM

I just lost my connection!! the washing machine tripped the trip switch, and off went the computor..it did not like that...anyways all sorted now...
I loved your posts Griffin, and thought I would continue the mellow theme, I bet everyone remembers this one, like really everyone......
White plains, When you are a king...
Oh, its not about points folks, that was just a "side issue" with Wayne and myself over an X factor musicall propaganda thing with simon cowell...

Corporate Cowell, has grown his own genre of alleged "Music" which the media subscribes to, in an attempt to influence the masses into purchasing music that cowell sells.



Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:48 PM

PPP, the disagreeing was in general. On the other hand, a very old friend and I basically agree on one thing: that we disagree on practically everything. Very often I dont even agree with myself. Having a multiple split personality is interesting, and one gets used to it.
Anyways, nice of you to post GG playing Kunst der Fuge. One of my favorite performaces of that great work.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 01:49 PM

Griffin check this one out, it will trick you into thinking its going to be shoo bop, at the begining, but then soon shows little Richard and jerry lee lewis's influence on Ian Hunter!

Mott the Hoople, and the Golden age of Rock and Roll...

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 02:09 PM

Cubop reminded me of this Ian hunter albumn,"Your never alone with a schizophrenic" This song was not played on the radio here in the UK, they asked Ian to change the offending word, he didn't, To do so would have changed the whole song all the way through, a pointless excercise indeed.

Anyways, here it is, cannot really say what it is called, except it is another word for illigitamate......

fantastic beat and bass line...

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 02:19 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Griffin check this one out, it will trick you into thinking its going to be shoo bop, at the begining, but then soon shows little Richard and jerry lee lewis's influence on Ian Hunter!

Mott the Hoople, and the Golden age of Rock and Roll...


Really loved it Rossy! It made me think about the fact that it was Mott the Hoople that got you and me to start talking about music interests not long ago on this wonderful thread. Look at how we've grown! Thanks!


PS: I am pleased to report that I've successfully overcome my iPad blocking me from seeing your post! yippie I have my desktop all set up to view everything unfettered by these obnoxious blocks.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 04:11 PM

Oh excellent news Griffin, I defer to your great patience, If I had bought an Ipad, and had anything more difficult to do than switch it on or off, I would have asked Mrs R who is a computor genius....
However, when I get stuck, she will only tell me about thirteen to forty two times how to do things, and then she gets hacked off and tells me to google it or "why dont you figure it out for yourself" happens.

Even my mobile phone is now a "classic", it doesnt send pics, hasnt got a camera, but has big buttons that I like, and the battery lasts for weeks without needing charging.

It doesnt have many menus, options, lists to get lost in or other functions apart from "phone somebody" (usefull for a phone I find) and "text somebody" which is also usefull as its cheaper than "phone somebody" but is slightly more complicated when I want to put capital letters in the middle of a text or numbers..

I like technology to do what I want it to do immediately or I lose patience, I have been known to throw a phone at a wall before today, someone was phoning me and I could not find the right button to answer the call, I swear, I tried them all twice at least.

So now I have an ancient phone and am happy.

Not stupidly happy though, like some folk who seem to think a mobile phone is for perpetually talking into, with mind numbing details like "I am getting on the bus now" and "I am having a cup of coffee in the cafe" and "I just saw a dog"

I resisted an Ipad because it sounds like a feminine Hygeine product : "Carol rushed to the toilet, she unexpectedly needed an Ipad"

No, not really, I just dont really know what they are compared to a laptop say, which funnily enough does not have to be used on ones lap, but can be used on a table.

I am also concerned about the amount of products begining with the letter "I" it makes it sound like "me me me" a bit, The Iphone, a selfish little number that belongs to I and not "us", is never shared , and cant be called the "you" phone, so dont ask to borrow it!

soon , one day, the manufacturers will just be blatently honest and come out with the ultimate product...:

"The social excluder 2016" , this handy little device negates any need for socialising with real people who also dwell on the same planet, never again will you have to interact with another humanoid. The social excluder 2016 has simulated friends applications allready installed, and these virtual friends are just dying to meet you.
No need to leave the house again .........

Once I thought I had reached the end of the internet, there was a big picture of Bill gates laughing at me, saying "look how rich I have got just from you not understanding computors"

I am bad at technology, very very bad.
I mock what I dont understand, and pretend I dont like new things whilst secretly try to understand them.

Anyways,,, steve miller band... Macho city...full 16 min version!!!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 06:16 PM


You are hilarious! I exploded with laughter over your experiences with technology. I generally like my iPad. However, it is not always cooperative with displaying some of the posts in this thread. I think that just having this talk has helped. I am able to view the last 2 posts! Go figure!!

Me and the other half are just about to have lunch, and clean up a bit. I'll have a listen later. I did a sample listening of them, and I think I'll probably enjoy them. I'll be back soon.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 06:29 PM

mrs R is cooking sunday dinner today, I dare not talk about it, it might turn out OK. or it may not.
I will however, have to eat it (unless its so bad she cant eat it, and then its OK to say)
I may not be back for a while.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 07:07 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
mrs R is cooking sunday dinner today, I dare not talk about it, it might turn out OK. or it may not.
I will however, have to eat it (unless its so bad she cant eat it, and then its OK to say)
I may not be back for a while.


Ah ah, that explains the not chewing, we had to do this when we was younger with things we didn't like, like sprouts, (not whole ones obviously, my mum had not taken her Nurse training in those days)
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 08:02 PM

Griffin, that suite by Holst is wonderful. I didn’t know it. Thanks!
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 08:23 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Cubop rides a motorcycle, and Polyphasicpianist lives on a corner. PPP has a large garden fence, with lots of fence posts on the corner.
Unfortunately Cubop, is not an experienced motorcycle rider, being especially deficient in the cornering department.

Quite often, Cubop fails to make the turn and has a disagreement with PPP's fence posts.

PPP has never complained about this, he just keeps on quietly repairing his fence , and hoping Cubop will master the art of cornering on his motorcycle.

I assume that what he means.


This is actually a funny irony, because a neighbour of mine had precisely this problem. His solution was to have a massive rock (which is not even remotely intimidated by the looming appearance of passing vehicles) placed at the corner of his property.



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 08:31 PM

Oh Wayne how horrible, Sprouts are not food, your not meant to eat them. Sprouts are only meant to be boiled to make high rise flats on council estates smell awfull, to keep intruders out.

When I was a kid I was really unlucky and lucky at the exact same time, let me explain.

My mum was the worlds worst cook, in fact it could not be called cooking if one sticks to the dictionary definition.

She didnt seem to understand that rings on cookers could be turned down, and didnt need to be kept on full to work.

This is what she did every sunday dinner time: First put a joint of beef in oven, and a decent sized joint at that.
Put oven on full.


Next: retire upstairs to have a bath.

Next: after two to three hours, run back downstairs in towel, drag joint out of oven, cursing the butcher all the time for selling her "inferior meat" that "mysteriously" shrinks.

Next: put potatoes on ( to boil dry) put cabbage on (to boil dry) Put gravy on, (to burn)

Next retire upstairs again to continue toiletries, whilst potatoes and cabbage boils dry, and gravy burns.

Run back down again ,now dressed, and serve to two eagerly awaiting hungry kids.. (that would be my sister and brother, I was NOT eagerly awaiting, I knew better.)

It was always atrocious, it was always awfull, and that is why I learnt to cook.

However Rostosky, you said you was lucky I hear you say, How so?

Well, my sister loved vegatables, I hated them, which turned to loathing when produced burnt.

After my mam served this alleged meal, she went back upstairs to "do her hair" (women spend ages doing this sort of thing, it's a sort of rule and is cloaked in secrecy)

Then came the "bargening" "Rossy" my sister would say, "rossy give us your veg, and you can have my pudding"

(puddings were bought cake, absolutely no burning issues, and my sister hated cake and sweet stuff)

"no chance sister" I would say, "Not unless you take my incinerated beef and burnt to the pan potatoes as well"

And she would, every Sunday, I was so lucky to have a Sister like that, and gave her the loving nickname of "Pedal Bin" because just like a real pedal bin, you could always dump unwanted "food" waste down my sisters open mouth.

AND I got "extra" cake, I mean, who in their right mind would willingly swap burnt offerings for nice cake? only my dysfunctional sister from our dysfunctional family.

My mam used to put the dripping from the beef in a glass tray in the fridge, you know the stuff, jelly underneath and fat on top when it sets.

One day I came home from school to find my sister eating this with a spoon, like not just the jelly, but the Fat,
I asked her what she was doing, and she said "making a sandwich" (an f in fat sandwich? I ask you) but she was actually lying on this occasion, she was just eating fat and fat jelly, for its own sake.

Thirty odd years on and she is still as thin as a rake, still eats like she should have a trough, and is still up for swapping veg for cake.

I love my sister she is way cool.

Just remembered, Sprouts are also usefull to let you know its christmas, another useless rule.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 08:52 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
Griffin, that suite by Holst is wonderful. I didn’t know it. Thanks!


Thanks Recaredo. Glad you enjoyed it.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 08:54 PM

Looool, I actually used to like bread and drippin' when I was a kid, oh and I too, thin as a rake and still am, apart from a slight beer belly, emphasis on "slight" (cough, cough!)

And I totally agree about the "mum getting ready time", only today I was looking through some old family photos, and in most, if mum wasn't posing, she was looking in a mirror, or doing her make-up, she's still at it now at 52yrs old! She recently spent £40 on some eyelash extensions, and even my younger brother commented "why do you want them.......your already married" lol! (Mum's known for facebook flirting loooool) Mum's can be mysterious!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 08:59 PM

Hi Folks. I suppose it's late in the evening on the other side of the Atlantic pond. I'm supposed to be cleaning right now. However, I just had to take a break and check out what's happening!

Rossy, your family history with food sounds ghastly! Perhaps we need to have a thread about how food should be properly used! laugh

Well, I'd better get back to my chores. I do need to keep up a good relation with my other half by doing my part with keeping our place in shape! Just wanted to say hello, in case you sign off before I'm back. Cheers!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 09:03 PM

My mam is nearly 80 Wayne and is lady captain at her golf club, she played three days last week, fit as a fiddle, and that cannot be down to diet! Or if it is we may as well all give up cooking nice food!!

Anyways, In Russia, if you want a loaf of bread, you can queue for weeks and get a cabbage instead, this song reminds me of feeding cabbage to my sister in return for cake.....

Klinka... Russian song, played well on good piano (not steinway)

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 09:27 PM

Rossy, you increased my attention span to the whole 2min42sec there!

I posted this on another thread yesterday, but what the heck! Everyone will know this one.......I made a start on it yesterday, and now I'm hooked!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 09:46 PM

Ah, Una quasi fantasia, Dont play it to fast Wayne, so many folk do, "Almost a fantasy" This benefits from being slowed down and let those bass octaves be felt, not rushed.
Here is an example of it not being rushed....
( I have a "thing" about this being played to fast!)

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 09:49 PM

notice the difference in time lengths? Horrowitz is 40 secs longer...
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 09:52 PM

Totally agree 100%, Ive been practicing it really slowly, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 09:59 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Ah, Una quasi fantasia, Dont play it to fast Wayne, so many folk do, "Almost a fantasy" This benefits from being slowed down and let those bass octaves be felt, not rushed.
Here is an example of it not being rushed....
( I have a "thing" about this being played to fast!)



I must add, Absolutely brilliant!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 10:44 PM

I think Griffin has had to do "domestic dust and dirt lessening" things tonight..

I don't clean and polish things, mainly for this reason: they just get dirty again anyway, and it's a losing battle.

Also, (these are the sorts of thoughts that happen inside my head) Suppose there is a divine being, I cannot imagine when I die that a being will say "Rossy ,you didn't hoover as much as you should"
This is born out of a believe that it would be unfair to penalise folk that lived before there were hoovers.

Personally, I believe it more likely that such a being would say "Rossy, you had mountains,you had oceans,you had thousands of places to visit, a whole earth to roam, millions of interesting folk you could have interacted with, and what did you do?
You spent a total of 14 years cleaning and polishing stuff that all turned to dust after you died anyways."

"Remember that car you polished? it cant be found with a metal detector now"

So, through sheer abject terror of a potential divine being, (post mortem) telling me off for wasting my existance, I dare not spend my time cleaning and polishing and washing things.

For instance there is absolutely no point in ever cleaning the inside of your microwave cooker.
It gets irradiated every time you use it,
The only thing that can survive radiation apparently is cockroaches,
So unless you have them in your microwave, dont bother.

Time saved is usefull for piano practice.

Extreme hoovering anyone?
How does Rossy find music for every occasion?

[video:youtube]tp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC8bRVuEqOs[/video]



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 11:13 PM

You do excell yourself at times Rossy! As for Griffin's need to clean, I do also get roped into these palavers, but the rewards can out-weigh the effort (if we're talkin' in marital pleasure terms) Try cleaning your microwave, and report back to us in the morning, (depending on Mrs R's responsiveness, or maybe the day after - hope it's nothing like my Reason response)

I better leave it there........it's nearly my bed time, had a few lagers as usual, might push to "one" can of strongbow cider, oh what that heck, just one!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 11:19 PM

I thought you would be a special brew fan? lol (drink four of those and try and type!!)
Sleep well Wayne and dudes and dudettes....
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 11:22 PM

Lol, not at that stage yet! Special brew really does take the [censored]...night all!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 11:37 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
I think Griffin has had to do "domestic dust and dirt lessening" things tonight..

I don't clean and polish things, mainly for this reason: they just get dirty again anyway, and it's a losing battle.

Also, (these are the sorts of thoughts that happen inside my head) Suppose there is a divine being, I cannot imagine when I die that a being will say "Rossy ,you didn't hoover as much as you should"
This is born out of a believe that it would be unfair to penalise folk that lived before there were hoovers.

Personally, I believe it more likely that such a being would say "Rossy, you had mountains,you had oceans,you had thousands of places to visit, a whole earth to roam, millions of interesting folk you could have interacted with, and what did you do?
You spent a total of 14 years cleaning and polishing stuff that all turned to dust after you died anyways."

"Remember that car you polished? it cant be found with a metal detector now"

So, through sheer abject terror of a potential divine being, (post mortem) telling me off for wasting my existance, I dare not spend my time cleaning and polishing and washing things.

For instance there is absolutely no point in ever cleaning the inside of your microwave cooker.
It gets irradiated every time you use it,
The only thing that can survive radiation apparently is cockroaches,
So unless you have them in your microwave, dont bother.

Time saved is usefull for piano practice.

Extreme hoovering anyone?
How does Rossy find music for every occasion?






There's nothing like a Hoover when you're dealing with dirt!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/14/11 11:40 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
As for Griffin's need to clean, I do also get roped into these palavers, but the rewards can out-weigh the effort (if we're talkin' in marital pleasure terms)


So true Wayne! We've got our priorities clear! Now, back to my Hoover. The place is looking a lot better already! Pleasant dreams everyone. I plan to do a late night post or two.

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 01:03 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Ah, Una quasi fantasia, Dont play it to fast Wayne, so many folk do, "Almost a fantasy" This benefits from being slowed down and let those bass octaves be felt, not rushed.
Here is an example of it not being rushed....
( I have a "thing" about this being played to fast!)


Then you will probably hate this



!(I would like to point out that the views expressed in this video do not represent the views of Polyphasicpianist.)!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 05:27 AM


It's late, and I need to get to bed. Good music posting today! This will be my final post for the evening.

I think my post tonight is somewhat influenced by our posting of Latin/Andean music on Friday. I've still been thinking about a gifted singer from the Bahia region of Brazil. It's the home of Virginia Rodrigues, who is now an internationally acclaimed Brazilian vocalist.

I first heard her 14 years ago on "Sessions at West 54th," hosted by David Byrne on PBS-TV. I didn't get to learn much about her background because I had tuned in just as she started her performance. I was captivated by her voice.

Since I'm not an expert, I'll share a quick summary I took from Wikipedia:

"Virginia Rodrigues, 47, is a Brazilian singer. She was discovered by Caetano Veloso during a rehearsal of the Bando de Teatro Olodum in Salvador, in 1997. Her music is influenced by classical music, samba and jazz, while her lyrics have references to entities of Candomble and Umbanda. Her prolific and serious voice reaches high notes from deeper tones and even more is a typical case of Brazil, a talented artist and very well recognized internationally, but ignored in Brazil

"After years singing in both Catholic and Protestant church choirs, she was invited by the director Márcio Meirelles to attend part Pelô Bye Bye, where Caetano saw her first.

"From humble origins, Virginia brings lyrical and popular references of what he heard in childhood and youth. The result is that her singing wanders between classical and popular."

Here is her performance of "Depois Que O Ilê Passar"

Good night!


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 07:29 AM

Wow. I miss out on a couple of days and it goes from page 26 to page 29. Looks like y'all have been a bit busy.

I somehow taught myself the first movement of Moonlight without being able to play a lot of basic stuff. I think I was just being stubborn. I don't really play it that well, either. What I really like is the 3rd movement of Moonlight. Preferably Kempff's. It's the piece I hope I can play when I'm older but more than likely I'll have arthritis or something. I think Kempff was starting to have symptoms of Parkinsons at this point, so it's even more amazing to me:


Oh, and Griffin and Wayne, great job on your submissions to the recital.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 10:58 AM

Cheers AimeeO, I'll certainly be busy later, all the recital pieces to listen to, then a "Lady gaga thread" (that's not mine!) I'm off to work now frown see you all later!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 12:45 PM

Polyphasic, I am glad the video did not express your views!
Yes, you are correct I did not like it, and believe it is to fast. It is indeed almost a fantasy to believe it was played at that speed.
To prove this, have a look again at the pianist playing it, Pay particular attention to his shoulders, what do you see?

Tons and tons of dandruff, shaken from his head through sheer speed of playing, I jest not.

Anyways, geat posts again folks, I will post something in a few hours, have some things that need doing first...
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 03:37 PM


A belated good morning. Rossy, I'll be posting later today also. I have a few fun things to post from Memory Lane. Must run!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 04:12 PM

OH JOYOUS DAY, OH GREAT DAY OF JUSTICE SERVED AND HAPPINESS!!

Why is Rossy shouting?

I have just recieved an email from Musicforce distribution, which is the distribution branch of Ashton music in the UK.

After a tense and massive wait, they tell me that today they have recieved the spare parts for my Keyboard, and asked for my address to send them to..

My 88 key hammer action keyboard had developed some terrible faults, in a nutshell, it left random notes unplayable,due to counterweights on the keys breaking down and crumbling.
The counterweights had some sort of soft clear rubber coating that formed part of the swivel mechanism...
This had gone brittle after just two years and started to fall apart.
It was obviously a manufacturing defect, but only showed up outside of warrenty.

The parts have had to come from Australia, and in the meantime, I have been playing inversions to some chords to miss out unplayable notes, and also in some cases playing things an octave higher...this, as you may well imagine has really got me down..
I hope I havent learnt some extremely odd habbits!!!

Anyways, They should be here within the week now that they are in the country....

I am so so so happy... YEEEEE HA.


Posted By: cubop

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 06:39 PM

Rostosky, I am happy to hear the good news. Hope your piano will be in excellent shape when you are finished with it. I had originally intended to write something about the joy of having finished the hoovering, and discovering that my creative genius had not suffered any damage from the ordeal. Necessity is not the mother of invention, it is the mother of everything you hate to do.
I am sure a full report on the condition of your piano will be forthcoming when you are finished with it.
Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 06:44 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky

To prove this, have a look again at the pianist playing it, Pay particular attention to his shoulders, what do you see?

Tons and tons of dandruff, shaken from his head through sheer speed of playing, I jest not.


Oh man! I never noticed that until you pointed it out! You would think that, as a world renowned pianist who is constantly in the public eye he would get that problem dealt with.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 07:01 PM

Rossy, I’m so happy to see you will have the pieces very soon. Congratulations!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 07:09 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
Rossy, I’m so happy to see you will have the pieces very soon. Congratulations!


+1 smile
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 07:54 PM


Wonderful news Rossy! I am thrilled for you! Congrats!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 08:11 PM

Thanks folks, I will let you all know when they arrive..
Must say, I can't wait, The last time i felt like this it was Christmas when I was 5 !!
I wanted a Thunderbird Two, the one that thunderbird four comes out of. I think I got a Jumper and a watch.

I hope it doesn't happen again with these parts, well I only have to wait a week at the most for parcels within the UK..

The postman is going to bring me JOY.... yes excellent good postman pat...

The Postman will be Joybringer!! Oh no, not the whole Holst and planet suite arguament again.. Poor pluto,

No, not that, Manfred mans earthband and their version of the bringer of joy... Joybringer...

Much happiness.. and now the wait begins, I am not good at waiting, in fact I am very bad at it, are we there yet mum?
Are we there Now mum?

One small observation, has anyone ever noticed while waiting for a bus, that no matter how long you wait, the bus always comes right at the end of the wait?
Just as the wait ends the bus arrives... odd that...



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 09:01 PM


Good post Rossy. You might be interested in knowing you're not the only one waiting for the postman. Here are the Marvelettes with "Please Mr. Postman.". It was a big hit in the late 1950s.




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 10:20 PM


Time for some more Doo Wop! It used to annoy my junior high school choir director when she heard us play this version of "Blue Moon." her generation heard it done in a completely different way.

Here are the Marcels:



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 10:28 PM

Indeed Griffin, you just played another one that resided in my mums box of singles!! Brilliant.

Its lay back and whack up the volume time.....
And dream away, such a gorgeous melody...
Moody blues,

Blue guitar....

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 10:29 PM

Wow we both posted at the same time with "Blue" songs!
How weird is that?
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 10:39 PM



Here's one more fun piece from the early 1960s. "Love Potion Number Nine'" by the Clovers.





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 10:49 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Wow we both posted at the same time with "Blue" songs!
How weird is that?


We're definitely on the same wave length, Rossy! I'll check your post shortly because I have to go to a real computer that can handle it. Maybe I can shame my iPad into showing your post. No worries I'm prepared for this nonsense. My "real" computer is ready and waiting. I'll be back to you shortly.


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 10:59 PM

Hello guys, please excuse my absence today, been busy listening to the recital vids, 26 still left to go lol, oh and the lady g thread, couldn't resist! hope u saw the pic I dedicated especially for you Rossy, anyways just eating supper, flaked tuna steak hoi sin tortilla wraps, served with prawn carckers and the other half's chinese style crispy seaweed, delish!!!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 11:01 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Indeed Griffin, you just played another one that resided in my mums box of singles!! Brilliant.

Its lay back and whack up the volume time.....
And dream away, such a gorgeous melody...
Moody blues,

Blue guitar....


Absolutely fabulous Rossy! You can't go wrong with the Moody Blues!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 11:06 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Hello guys, please excuse my absence today, been busy listening to the recital vids, 26 still left to go lol, oh and the lady g thread, couldn't resist! hope u saw the pic I dedicated especially for you Rossy, anyways just eating supper, flaked tuna steak hoi sin tortilla wraps, served with prawn carckers and the other half's chinese style crispy seaweed, delish!!!


Hi Wayne. I'm going to be scarcer over the next few days listening to the recital vids, and of course my regular job. I did vist the Lady G thread. It was interesting. I really like her music. Appearance wise, very campy and fun!

Dinner sounds great! Don't you want to invite all of us over? laugh


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 11:07 PM


I'll check in later this evening. However, I have not practiced piano today. I must be off to it!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 11:10 PM

Lol, dont want to sound ungratefull, but I dont want Prawn (quote) "carckers" I dont know what they are, and am slightly scared of them.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 11:20 PM

Rossy, they're not for the faint hearted!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 11:30 PM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
Hello guys, please excuse my absence today, been busy listening to the recital vids, 26 still left to go lol, oh and the lady g thread, couldn't resist! hope u saw the pic I dedicated especially for you Rossy, anyways just eating supper, flaked tuna steak hoi sin tortilla wraps, served with prawn carckers and the other half's chinese style crispy seaweed, delish!!!


Hi Wayne. I'm going to be scarcer over the next few days listening to the recital vids, and of course my regular job. I did vist the Lady G thread. It was interesting. I really like her music. Appearance wise, very campy and fun!

Dinner sounds great! Don't you want to invite all of us over? laugh




see you all at 11pm tomorow, we eat kind'a late, c u then smile
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 11:46 PM

night all xxx
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/15/11 11:52 PM

Sleep well all.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 12:01 AM

quickly posting this, then I'm definately off, enjoy n night smile

Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 04:59 AM

Great stuff guys/gals - lots of good memories. thumb Well, gettin' late now so will bid you all a g'nite... Here's something from one of my favorite groups from the 70s - The Spinners.

Could It Be I'm Falling in Love?



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 06:16 AM


Fantastic post Elssa! It made want to dance. However, I'm way too tired. It's bedtime for me too.

Good night!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 12:16 PM

Great post Elssa,Griffin and Wayne and everyone else I may have missed!!! Griffin, I nearly missed love potion number nine...glad I didn't.
Will put todays post up a bit later, unfortunately, Mrs Rossys parents are coming tommorrow for a flying visit, and there is some things we have to clean...
Apparently, we also have to put bleach down the "magic well"
Most of you will know this as a toilet,
But our old dog, was often caught drinking out of the magic well, thats why we stopped putting bleach down it.

He was so mesmerised by the flush, we coined magic well.

Also, i have to wash my mug that I use for tea, as it has dribbles down the outside, that makes "Do you want my parents to think you dribble" nagging happen from Mrs R.

Also, I have to try and expell all excess gas before tommorrow, Because I am not allowed to do that when Mrs R's parents are here, even though I live here and they dont.
Last time I went outside to do it, but apparently They "heard" and I was accused of "forcing"

As well as having to clean four things today, including the two things that they may or may not want to sit on, I am not allowed to make any jokes tommorrow..
None, absolutely zero mirth, especially none about bodily functions, definately none about marital relations in the bedroom department, and pain of death if I am even seen to be thinking of a toilet jest.

serious stuff indeed.

I feel stressed allready.





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 12:48 PM


Good morning Rossy. Sounds like you've got a lot of things to manage. Music can always help. Here's something to get you moving, the O'Jays, singing "Back Stabber."





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 12:59 PM


My next post is the Isley Brothers singing "Midnight Sky". Wayne, maybe you could put one of these outfits together for me. smile



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 01:17 PM


I must leave for a while. I have a project to finish. I'll check back a little later. However, I'll leave us with this performance of Thelma Houston, "Don't Leave me This Way."





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 01:18 PM


Have a great day everyone!

Posted By: joyoussong

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 01:30 PM

Tried about 5 times last night to get this to embed, but finally had to appeal to Rostosky for assistance. Here's another "blue" song. I first discovered this on a CD from the local library, "The Black & White Roots of Rock 'n Roll."

Love the music on this thread - especially the soul & doo wop!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 03:09 PM

Thats really brilliant joyoussong, I love songs that have a story, and bantering dialogue that tells a story..you got me thinking now..Hmmm Oh I know..... away goes Rossy to youtube to find it!!! as Oats said to Scott " I may be gone some time"
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 03:16 PM

Here we go, found it!!!
Doo wop, a story, rock n roll, excellent stage personas... and lyrics ; "The smell of burning leather as we hold each other tight" OOOh, must be the Tubes and "Dont touch me there"

Rossy feels proud to have remembered this one!!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 04:31 PM


I am so excited about all of these great posts today!! I can hardly wait for my lunch break to hear them all. Be back shortly.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 05:38 PM

Okay, it's lunch time and I've just finished listening to your post Rossy. Excellent! I had not heard it before.

Joyoussong, I am so glad you perservered and got your post done. I am thrilled with your contribution. I hope you'll do more. I don't think we've had any posts about the Boogie Woogie music. It's a coincidence that I saw a tv special earlier yesterday evening which had the performance of the Andrews Sisters singing "Boogie Woogie Boy of Company B." I sure hope you'll post more of your music favorities, or any other music interests.

Elssa, what can I say? The Spinners definitely turned my switch. Here's one of my favorite Spinners' songs, "It's a Shame."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 05:41 PM


It's back to work for me. I'll check in later.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 05:51 PM

Thought of everyone last night. PBS was showing a Rock, Pop, and Doo Wop special. I only caught a small part of it. I know this group was there (it was recorded a year or so ago I believe):
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 05:55 PM

Here's Gaga before she was Gaga:
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 06:04 PM

This one's for you, Wayne:
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 06:09 PM

This song is off of a soundtrack. Need to find more about her.
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 06:11 PM

I am feeling very 90's today.

Here's some Cake:

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 06:24 PM

AIMEEO !! check this, I am not a keen fan of the lady ga ga.
BUT, the video you posted proves that her bass player at least must be, check out the begining of the Video, Has the bass player got a gun in his pocket, OR is he pleased to see her?

I jest not, I didnt mean to notice that, (I noticed dandruff on a world class pianists shoulders the other night, ask PPP)

Anyways, that was probably the worst song zepelin ever did, wonder why she bothered trying to cover it?

The Banner in the background proclaimed "THe bitter end" what a lie that was, she carried on and became lady ga ga.

Wayne will defend her dont worry, he doesnt like digeridoo music, and we bicker, but thats OK...

Good posts though! ( apart from the fat fledgeling ga ga)

Heres some deep purple.... child in time... a classic...








Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 06:38 PM

AimeeO here you go,, Eva trout is name of the band, bek jean stewart name of girl singer... here is some more..
St Marys bells...
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 07:43 PM

I'm suppose to be listening to the remaining 16 recital pieces, but had to call in for a nosey, only to find this..............

Originally Posted by AimeeO
This one's for you, Wayne:


You joker lol, very, very funny!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 07:53 PM

Originally Posted by griffin2417

My next post is the Isley Brothers singing "Midnight Sky". Wayne, maybe you could put one of these outfits together for me. smile





Measuring tape at the ready, will need to know which side you "dress" though?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 08:37 PM

ew Wayne... Evening there !
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 08:58 PM

evening Rossy, just doin' supper (earlier than usual), may be on later, only 6 more recital pieces left to review, (thank f*ck for that lol)
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 09:26 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
[quote=griffin2417]
My next post is the Isley Brothers singing "Midnight Sky". Wayne, maybe you could put one of these outfits together for me. smile


Measuring tape at the ready, will need to know which side you "dress" though?


Did you mean which "side" do I dress, or which "size"? wink

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 09:35 PM

Good evening everybody!. I'm listening to your posts today, they seem very interesting. I'm learning a lot!.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 09:48 PM

"side" griffin, "size" is a bit too much information ha ha........

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 09:56 PM

I have to love you and leave you dudes and dudettes, as I am having a very early night because of tommorrows visitation by the mrs Rossy parents....

see you all tommorrow, sleep well, dream good things.
night all.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 10:07 PM

Good night Rossy. Dream with little angels!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 10:07 PM

Oh no, the inlaws? ha ha, hope your cooking lunch and not Mrs R, what a mess that may turn out, look forward to the update 2moz, night Rossy smile
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 10:13 PM

Originally Posted by Recaredo
Good evening everybody!. I'm listening to your posts today, they seem very interesting. I'm learning a lot!.



evening Recaredo, thnx for your kind comment earlier on my recital vid smile
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 10:14 PM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
"side" griffin, "size" is a bit too much information ha ha........



Good! I sure didn't want to give that much detail either. ha

BTW, I used to watch "Are You Being Served" here on local television. Mr. Humphries and Mrs. Slocum were my favorites! I'll view the rest of this later tonight. What fun!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 10:22 PM

Hi Recaredo! I'm glad the posts are informative for you. Also, thanks for your kind words about my recital performance. I've been away from the piano for so many years. I have to completely rebuild my repertoire. It will take a while (with my patience) before I have more advanced things to present.

On this side of the Atlantic it is time for me to start preparing dinner. I'll check in later.

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 10:52 PM

Both of you are great pianists.

Good night. See you tomorrow.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/16/11 11:51 PM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
Thought of everyone last night. PBS was showing a Rock, Pop, and Doo Wop special. I only caught a small part of it. I know this group was there (it was recorded a year or so ago I believe):


Thank you Aimee. Another old favorite! thumb I heard about the PBS show today from a colleague.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 04:57 AM


What a great day of postings. This will be my final post for the evening. I like mellow sounds when it's bedtime. I've come across this beautiful piece by the O'Jays. Here is "Stairway to Heaven."

Good night!




Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 05:21 AM

Thanks, Griffin... lovely tune. smile
Aimee, I really like those PBS shows, too. thumb

Here's something from Phoebe Snow, great singer/songwriter, who passed on recently.

Good night, night owls. smile

Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 07:49 AM

I taught myself this on the weekend. An interesting song. Not uplifting. But my kids like it so I can play/practice it with impunity when they are in the room. (It's not too hard either the way I play it. I keep the little riff between the verses rather than trying to play it in the chorus while singing it.)

Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 07:51 AM

I'm working on this one too. My daughter likes it so I play it/practice it when she's around. (But nowhere near as well as this)

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 12:33 PM

Good morning everyone! I suspect Rossy will be pretty busy today with his family gathering. I'm going to have a busy morning as well. However, I can't start my day without some music to get me pumped for the day.

Elssa, thanks for that fantastic post with Phoebe Snow! What a talent. "Poetry Man" is one of my favorites. Captain Kwai, I'm looking forward to hearing your posts when I get to my desktop computer. My iPad won't let me see them. Thanks for posting.

My first post today is "Nowhere to Run," by Martha and the Vandellas.




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 12:37 PM


My second post today will be Billy Ocean singing "Caribbean Queen."





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 12:40 PM


My third post is the Pointer Sisters singing "Automatic."




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 12:46 PM


My fourth post is Stevie Wonder singing "Sir Duke."





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 12:48 PM


Well, I'm off for a busy workday. I'll be taking some breaks throughout the day and will be checking in. Have a great day!

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 02:49 PM

Originally Posted by CaptainKawai
I'm working on this one too. My daughter likes it so I play it/practice it when she's around. (But nowhere near as well as this)


Captain K, I loved both of your posts. Beautiful piano accompaniment. It was particularly nice listening while I was taking a short break.

Break time over! smile I'll check in later.




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 06:45 PM


It's lunch time, and I was listening to Otis Redding while nibbling on my sandwich. I can't share my lunch, but I can share the music. Have a listen to "Sittin on Dock of the Bay."





Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 06:56 PM

Excellent posts Griffin....

You know you stated "I can't share my lunch"
Well,
strictly speaking,
you can,
Just eat it,
And then,
Using two fingers, theres a spot down the back of the throat that causes a gag reflex, and PRESTO, you can share your lunch with all your friends, or relatives, or strangers, aquaintences.

Oh no hes back!!! Yes folks relatives gone now, and we can go back to tense free life,,,,,

heres a nice song.....







Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 07:01 PM

errrr, maybe I'll pass on the lunch, I've eaten already, honestly, I'm really not hungry......
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 07:06 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Excellent posts Griffin....

You know you stated "I can't share my lunch"
Well,
strictly speaking,
you can,
Just eat it,
And then,
Using two fingers, theres a spot down the back of the throat that causes a gag reflex, and PRESTO, you can share your lunch with all your friends, or relatives, or strangers, aquaintences.

Oh no hes back!!! Yes folks relatives gone now, and we can go back to tense free life,,,,,

heres a nice song.....




Good to see you back Rossy. Your suggestions as to how I could share my lunch tells me that it would not be good for me if you and my other half were to ever meet. He just loves to see my reactions to icky things like that. blush

My meeting is just about to start. I check in later when I get home.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 07:41 PM

Griffin your not going all "Port Out Starboard Home" on us are you? LOl.
Wayne eats dripping sarnies, thats gotta come under the heading "icky"

Talking of eating bad things...

OOh, actually Here is some excellent news:

I was in the Hospital with a friend, and they had to go to the dispensary (pharmacy) and there was someone in front of them getting a prescription.

The Pharmacist hands them their pills, and says, now then mrs Jones, you take one of these three times a day, just like the doctor told you, and we will have your cholestral down in no time....

She took the tablets and went.

"Hang on", I said to the Pharmacist when it was my friends turn, "are you saying that there are pills that you just eat three a day of, and that will get rid of high cholestral?"

"yes" she says, "they are very effective"

"Magic" I says, "that means you can eat what the heck you like, chips, pies, cakes, (and in waynes case LARD) Roast dinners fried breckies, and if the worse comes to the worse,
and you get "high cholestral"

You just get a few pills off doctor and your OK?"


"Well....yee..s " she says , "but your not supposed to do it that way"

"I know, I know" says me "your meant to live your life in misery instead, eating salad,and chewy grains"

"well moderation" she says..

I finished by saying "just three pills a day is quite moderate in my opinion"

mrs R was getting impatient, I had to wrap up the impromtu in the hospital pharmacy abruptly.

Good news though for the dripping eaters amongst us?
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 08:05 PM

Rossy, I don't eat meat or drippin' anymore, and you won't believe this but gods honest truth, I was at work today and nipped into the coop and bought a warm cheese pasty, I took it back to the shop where I work, took a bite and it was a chicken slice pmsl. I spat it out and took it back to the coop, with the corner missing, and eventually got a refund, after having to wait ages for the manager to tell the till girl what buttons she had to press, and then all the required signitures. I then opted for the chip shop and had chips and roe instead (I eat fish)

10 mins later, the women who packages the pasties in the coop, fetched my 4 Carling and apologised. It was like getting a Brucy Bonus.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 08:13 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Griffin your not going all "Port Out Starboard Home" on us are you? LOl.
Wayne eats dripping sarnies, thats gotta come under the heading "icky"

Talking of eating bad things...

OOh, actually Here is some excellent news:

I was in the Hospital with a friend, and they had to go to the dispensary (pharmacy) and there was someone in front of them getting a prescription.

The Pharmacist hands them their pills, and says, now then mrs Jones, you take one of these three times a day, just like the doctor told you, and we will have your cholestral down in no time....

She took the tablets and went.

"Hang on", I said to the Pharmacist when it was my friends turn, "are you saying that there are pills that you just eat three a day of, and that will get rid of high cholestral?"

"yes" she says, "they are very effective"

"Magic" I says, "that means you can eat what the heck you like, chips, pies, cakes, (and in waynes case LARD) Roast dinners fried breckies, and if the worse comes to the worse,
and you get "high cholestral"

You just get a few pills off doctor and your OK?"


"Well....yee..s " she says , "but your not supposed to do it that way"

"I know, I know" says me "your meant to live your life in misery instead, eating salad,and chewy grains"

"well moderation" she says..

I finished by saying "just three pills a day is quite moderate in my opinion"

mrs R was getting impatient, I had to wrap up the impromtu in the hospital pharmacy abruptly.

Good news though for the dripping eaters amongst us?


Good one! laugh

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 08:23 PM


Afternoon Wayne. Hope the fish and chips were good!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 08:24 PM

Evening Griffin, weren't bad lol, at least I got what I expected ha ha.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 08:59 PM


I have no idea what to expect for dinner plans tonight, but that's way OT!

Speaking of OT, I'll be a lot more scarce this weekend. Unlike Wayne, I have yet to review all of the ABF recital pieces. I am looking forward to that.

Well, it's time to finish my work project so that I can do other things like preparing dinner.

No Rossy, I won't be sharing dinner in that way you described earlier. I don't mind sharing. However, I am very fussy about how to do it! laugh

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/17/11 10:28 PM

Just finished the last one's Griffin, back 2morow, night all smile
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 04:08 AM

It's mellow music time for me as I unwind and get ready for bed. Thanks to those who posted today. I'm looking forward to hearing more tomorrow.

This will be my last post for the evening. Here is Dionne Warwick singing "The Look of Love."

Good night!



Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 06:24 AM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
It's mellow music time for me as I unwind and get ready for bed. Thanks to those who posted today. I'm looking forward to hearing more tomorrow.



Very dreamy! smile Well, guess it's tomorrow already... glad I can work from home - no set schedule. lol




[color:#6600CC]UNFORGETTABLE[/color]

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 01:24 PM

Hya dudes and dudettes, back proper now after yesterdays flying visit by Mrs R's parents.
Tension totally off now, and a good nights sleep was had.

News today is that AimeeO wishes she was called evatrout, unfortunately this is name is allready taken, but Happily, Adeltrout has not been taken.

So, Adeltrout it is for AimeeO.
Wayne has for some time now been known as The Yorkie-cod.
Whilst my good self has oft been called allaboutthehalibut.
Not sure if griffin has a prefered aquatic name, we will have to wait and see.

Eating slightly iffy fish can cause some amazing dreams as I allready mentioned in the Penguin cafe history.

Wonder if that happened to John lennon with this one....

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 02:13 PM


Hi Rossy, and good morning to everyone! Rossy, I'm glad everything turned out well yesterday with the in-law's visit.

I've never thought of a preferred aquatic name before. However, SalmonMan might work for me.

My iPad has tested my patience to the limit this morning. It won't turn on at all! mad I've given it lots of attention, and this is how I am repaid! I'll be taking it to the shop and let them deal with it since it's still under warranty.

In the meantime, my desktop is getting me through beautifully. Since I'm still feeling positive about this, my first post has some relevance. Here is Gloria Gaynor singing "I Will Survive."



I'll post a few more later this morning.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 02:28 PM

I am genuinely sorry to hear about your Ipad Griffin.
I know from experience that new technology can be a real pain and take ages to master, so it does what you want it to do, and I have come to expect that from most things, like phones and computors etc, but refusing to turn on?
Thats just totally uncoperative of the device in question.

I would complain back at the shop, like really bitterly, hopeing like crazy that it didn't have a flat battery, and it wasn't my fault for forgetting to charge it or something like a fuse gone in the power lead?

If you make a lot of noise in a very busy shop, they may offer you the Ipad2 as a replacement... Hmmm, will this be twice as troublesome, twice as hard to use? what does the "2" mean? Lol.

Oh, yesterday saw the arrival of my spare parts!!!
well 17 of them anyways.

There should have been 52, as that is the amount of white keys on my keyboard, and they all have a counterweight.

I immediately whined in an email, and the guy was really apologetic, saying the guys in the wharehouse must have misunderstood his instructions, and he would get them to send out the rest........


Well, I know he is genuine, but how can anyone misunderstand "A full set of 52 counterweights" for "17 random ones"

This would be my first question....

Anyways, the ones that did arrive when promised took just two days, so hopefully the "corrected amount" will arrive just as fast.....

I live in hope, slightly diminished hope, but still hopefull.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 03:26 PM

Hi everybody!

Rossy, glad to see you back. You are living a true adventure with those pieces. I wish the rest of them arrived soon.

Coming back to music, I have ever loved the dances from Renaissance. This music is so timeless.


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Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 03:50 PM

Hya Recaredo, and goog evening to you.
that was a lovely piece of music, thank you so much.
Also, thanks for the good wishes with my parts adventures.

Usually, I like adventures, in fact, my favourite thing in life, is just getting in a vehicle, and going off on an unknown destination, just having a peep on a map for something that looks good, but being prepared to stop anywhere at all to see what is good.

I could do this forever. but the parts adventure, I wish was over, i really want my keyboard back to 100% !!

Soon, I suppose, Soon.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 03:54 PM



Originally Posted by Rostosky

Wonder if that happened to John lennon with this one....



Great Post Rossy! I had not heard this before. I'll be getting a break in an hour, and will be able to post a few more.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 03:56 PM



Hi Recaredo! I loved your post. Hope you're doing well. I'll be back soon.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 05:25 PM

Right here we go, fun time..

Clarence House has said, and I quote: "These have been developed in line with our guidelines"

Rossys suggestion: "Sort your guidelines out Royal dudes."

And why? you may well ask...

Well, after the Horrendous "Kate middleton doll" We now get "The William and Kate wedding dolls"

What makes this laughable is the editor of "majesty magazine" (which Rossy has no access to by the way)

States: (and I quote again) "these dolls are a reasonable likeness"

That will be with your eyes shut in a darkened room then, on the shortest day of the year in winter. Or possibly after staring at the sun for an hour with naked eyes.(not ever recomended)

Obviously the "pink and pleasent plastic icon company" is in full swing again..

It's wrong to let me influence you though, make your own minds up, I dont know the cost yet, but even if they are free I wont be claiming one for the Rossy household, Jeez we have enough garbage we need to get sorted.

[Linked Image]



Forgot to mention, with this next item, a "kit form" as in Knit your own, at least you can stick pins in the end result..
And they do appear a little more lifelike than the official ones......


[Linked Image]



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 05:59 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky

[Linked Image]



Rossy, I've been trying to figure out something to post before my break is over. Now that I've seen your post, it made me think of this.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, "Rag Doll."



Enjoy! It's back to work for me!

Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 06:44 PM

Great postings, as always, everyone! smile Rossy, so glad you survived the "in-laws invasion" intact. grin

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 08:08 PM


Great postings Elssa! Sorry I couldn't respond earlier to the Nat and Natalie posting. My iPad wasn't working. Now I've had a chance to see it from the desktop. I always loved their duet. Mother-in-law was always fun to hear. Thanks again.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 10:01 PM

Thanks Elssa!! It wasn't too bad, just sort of grinned and bore it! Loved the "Mother in law" and "Rag doll"

Hey out of curiosity, can any of you dudettes Knit?
I always wanted a knitted clanger..
Actually thats a stupid statement, as all clangers are knitted! I just love clangers little pokey noses..

Wonder where Wayne is tonight?
When he isnt here it means he is up to no good usually, probably. Mostly..
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 10:12 PM


Aha Rossy! You're still there. I've just finished my assignment and heading home. However, I do have one more post. I can't believe we haven't seen this posted yet. I'm pleased to do the honors

Here's Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog"!!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 10:14 PM


I'll try to check in one more time with a mellow bedtime thing! Off I go!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 10:20 PM

Excellent Griffin, sorry I was here and wasn't at the same time, I had another tab opened and was researching something!
Look forward to the post!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/18/11 11:16 PM

Sometimes, whilst bimbling through this life, aimlessly, just sometimes, if one is prepared to wander in unusual and impromtu places,
Occasionally, one will happen upon a room full of stunning Pianos, a room that will amaze and intrigue.

A room that you didn't know existed, but now that you do, you never want to leave.....

In that room lives a newly restored circa 1831 Collard and Collard concert grand, dwelling happily among many other greats....

This is indeed the room of dreams.....want a look see?

go on then...why not..



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 03:16 AM

Thanks Rossy. I wish I could be in that room playing. I have a few more small things to do before I sleep. This will be my last post for the evening. And a mellow posting it is! Here is Ella Fitzgerald singing "Stardust." My parents enjoyed it with their classmates, and I think fondly of them when I enjoy it as well.

Good night!





Posted By: Mike A

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 03:57 AM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
... Ella Fitzgerald singing "Stardust." ...


Great track!
Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 04:42 AM

Originally Posted by griffin2417

Here is Ella Fitzgerald singing "Stardust."

Gorgeous! I just accompanied a singer on piano last week with this song at a local place. Ella is my favorite jazz singer. smile

Nighty-night...

Skylark - Dinah Shore

Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 07:43 AM

Ah Rag Doll. I love it. I bought the single many moons ago.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 12:15 PM

Good morning everyone! Elssa, I'm looking forward to hearing your Dinah Shore post shortly. My iPad is fixed, but I've learned that certain YouTube posters deliberately block their posts from being viewed on iPads. Don't know why. This has never been a problem on my PC.

Rossy, my other half is a retired programmer. I've learned a lot from him about computers over these many years, and I usually can solve my tech problems. He offered to troubleshoot my iPad problem yesterday. My iPad is up and running again! yippie

Well, on to the topic at hand -- music! I'm only going to do one posting today folks. I am preparing my entire weekend postings today. Why, you may ask? I'm looking forward to listening and reviewing the various ABF recital submissions this weekend. I made a very minor contribution myself. Actually, it was in G minor. smile

Today's posting goes back to the 1930s and a very rich period in American music; Swing music. I'd love to do more posts from this era at another time. Today, however, get out your dancing shoes to jitterbug to Benny Goodman and his orchestra's performance of "Sing, Sing, Sing," written by Louis Prima.




It's so gratifying to see this dance art passing down through the generations. Check out these young folks' dancing the Jitterbug.




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 12:50 PM

Originally Posted by Elssa
Originally Posted by griffin2417

Here is Ella Fitzgerald singing "Stardust."

Gorgeous! I just accompanied a singer on piano last week with this song at a local place. Ella is my favorite jazz singer. smile

Nighty-night...

Skylark - Dinah Shore




Absolutely wonderful, Elssa! Yup! I'm at my PC listening. Dinah Shore was such a lovely person a well as a talented singer. Thanks.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 12:52 PM


Have a great day everyone! I'll probably be lurking. smile

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 02:08 PM

Well folks some brilliant songs there!!

SUPER BIG HAPPY DAY FOR ROSSY!!!
Yes you have guessed, after a false start of 16 spare parts being sent, the rest came today YIPEEEEE AYE A ....

So, now I have a full set of "PIECES" as recaredo has coined them... I can now remove the damaged ones from my keyboard and install the new ones, which will mean I have a brand new fully functioning keyboard again.....

Recaredo, The "adventure" is over, apart from the small adventure of getting into the keyboard, fixing it and getting out again!!

But that is the easy bit, compared to waiting for spares from Australia!! YIPPEE...

I guess this will take me a few hours, as slowly, slowly, slowly, "Think four times and act once"
Is the order for keyboard repairs....

So Dudes and dudettes, I will be back later, If I start with a joke when I get back, you know all went well.....
Later, enjoy your day!
Posted By: joyoussong

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 03:31 PM

Had to post this - I've read in a couple of places that the slow, dreamy versions such as Ella's & Dinah Shore's (which I don't dislike) originated with the record companies, who thought they'd sell better. Carmichael wrote it originally as a dance tune, slightly more uptempo (a foxtrot, maybe?) Here's his original version:



And another, even faster tempo, by Louis Armstrong, which I really like:



Hope Rostosky doesn't ban me for posting (yikes!) JAZZ.

Griffin, thanks for the Benny Goodman - & the dancers!
Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 05:42 PM

Glad you enjoyed "Skylark". smile As for "Stardust", I think a beautiful ballad like this sounds good done in just about all styles and tempos. I like to play it in a medium swing/stride style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU8fvrb_eH8

Griffin; Enjoyed "Swing..." - that woke me up! grin Good luck with fixing your iPad. I'm hopeless at these things. My 21-year-old niece (computer whiz and 3rd year engineering student) just shakes her head & rolls her eyes at me (but she's very nice in trying to teach me) laugh

Yeah, Rossy!! thumb
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 06:22 PM

I am digging AdelTrout, Rossy. Happy you survived your visit. Our family usually visits for a week. I adore our family but those are very long weeks. I agree that those dolls are creepy, as most dolls are creepy. And I'm glad your parts are finally here!

Griffin, glad your iPad is working. Nothing makes me angrier than technology that has the audacity to stop working when I would like to use it. I turn into an impatient 5 year old.

Recaredo, joyyoussong, and Elssa, great posts!

Here's "Nobody Knows You." Topsy Chapman is the nicest woman you'll ever meet. One of my favorite performers.


ummm, here's All of Me:
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 06:30 PM

Here's some Patti Smith, because I saw that a movie is being made based on her biography. I still need to read it.



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 10:52 PM

I'm poppin' in with this..........

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/19/11 10:54 PM

Glad u up n runnin' Rossy, lookin' forward to ur stuff!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 04:34 AM

OUTSTANDING!! I loved the contrast in styles Elssa. I'm just lurking for a few minutes. I'm still working on my weekend stuff. Thanks.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 05:04 AM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
I am digging AdelTrout, Rossy. Happy you survived your visit. Our family usually visits for a week. I adore our family but those are very long weeks. I agree that those dolls are creepy, as most dolls are creepy. And I'm glad your parts are finally here!

Griffin, glad your iPad is working. Nothing makes me angrier than technology that has the audacity to stop working when I would like to use it. I turn into an impatient 5 year old.

Recaredo, joyyoussong, and Elssa, great posts!

Here's "Nobody Knows You." Topsy Chapman is the nicest woman you'll ever meet. One of my favorite performers.


ummm, here's All of Me:


Thank you for this fantastic post Aimee. I had not heard of Topsy Chapman. I'll start looking for more. Thanks again.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 05:13 AM

Originally Posted by wayne32yrs
I'm poppin' in with this..........



Thanks Wayne! It's past midnight here in the midwest, and this turned out to be the perfect unwinding music I needed.

Good night!

Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 08:21 AM

16 year old Jessica Lewis ... what a talent

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 11:22 AM

morning guys, I just got up, it's 12.20 here, lol, and I'm singing this in my head for some reason!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 11:27 AM

I must get something done lol, leave you with a second vid...........
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 01:37 PM

A guy wins the lottery, Seriously, the euro lottery, and gets 100 million.
He decides he wants some transport so he goes to the rolls royce dealers.
"What have you got in the line of luxurious silver shadows" he says to the dealer.

"well sir" says the dealer, "we have the twelve cylinder turbo charged automatic, it has a wrap round stereo system, a Plasma HD television, swimming pool in the back, a cocktail cabinet, and on a clear day, you can even see the driver, have you had a rolls royce before?"

"No" says the man.

"Ah" says the dealer "then its probably best you dont start with one of these, have you considered a Ford?"

So, the man goes to the Ford dealership, he says to the dealer there, "What Fords in the way of lumbering giants do you have?"

The dealer says "We have just sold the Last Ford Pubic,(it was made out of recycled corsairs) but we do have a Cortina estate, it has the usual nylon carpet, plastic upholstery, the extra two feet at the back usually used by our regular customers for taking their small dogs to shows, and comes complete with a radioshack fm/mw radio,
Tell me sir, have you ever had a ford estate before?"


"No" says the man.

"well" says the dealer, "its probably best to not to start with one of these, have you tried the Reliant dealership?"

So off goes the guy to the reliant dealership, when he gets there he says to the salesman,
" what have you got in the way of fibre glass bodied underpowered, three wheel automatives?"

"That would be the reliant robin" says the salesman " you can have one in any colour you like as long as its a shade of sickly green, but tell me have you any experience with this type of vehicle?"

"no " says the guy, "I havent"

The salesman says, "probably best to start off with something a bit less tricky sir, have you considered a motorcycle?"

So off goes the guy again, this time to the Yamaha dealers, when he gets there, he pushes his way past all the keyboards, the musical equipment and the electronic devices, and finally gets to a row of motorcycles, he says to the salesman:
"whats the best yamaha, I can get for the money?"

"That will be the R1" says the salesman, "enough muscle to rip your eyeballs out, zero to 100 miles an hour in a single heartbeat, stops on a sixpence and has a top speed of 212 MPH, tell me sir,
are you an experienced motorcyclist?"

"No" says the man.

"well its probably best not to start with a yamaha motorcycle then sir" and suggests a visit to a push bike shop.


The guy gets to the pushbike shop and finds the salesman, and aks,"what have you got in the line of reasonably fancy pushbikes?"

"we have this" says the salesman, and shows him an 18 speed racer, drop handlebars, super light weight carbon fibre frame and extols the virtues of being able to lift it off the ground with a single digit.

"Are you familier with this sort of high spec pushbike sir?"
"No " syas the man.

"well its probably best not to start off with one of these, have you considered rollar skates for your first endeavour of the wheeled variety?"

So the guy goes downstairs to the kids toyshop,

"What have you got in the way of ball bearing rotational four wheeled boots?" he aks the salesman.

"We have these sir" says the salesman, and shows him the latest in personal transportation footwear, "they have the latest ceramic hubs, a rubber bung on the front for stopping, no need to worry about laces, as they fasten with buckles, tell me sir, are you an accomplished roller skater?"

"No" says the man.

"then its probably best not to start out with these, have you considered a Hoola Hoop?"

"Okay" says the guy, "what have you got in the way of a large circumference pink circular plastic ring thats driven down the road using a stick"

"we have just the thing" says the salesman, and produces a hoola hoop and stick, AND, Its only 50p, on special offer today "shall I wrap it sir"

"its okay " says the guy, " I will take it as it is"


The guy pays his 50p and goes out of the shop, and having had quite a hard days shopping he decides he will have a pint in the pub.

He parks his hoola hoop and stick in the car park, and goes and has a pint. When he returns, he is horrified to find his newly aquired hoola hoop and stick not where he left it.

He rushes over to the car park attendent, and says "someones stolen my hoola hoop and stick, that I only just bought", and sits down and weeps.

The car park attendent, feeling sorry for the guy , says "how much did it cost?"

The guy says "50p"

The attendent says, "look heres 50p,you can go get yourself another one tommorrow when the shops open again."

The guy says "thats not the point"

"how am I going to get home now?"


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 02:06 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky


So Dudes and dudettes, I will be back later, If I start with a joke when I get back, you know all went well.....
Later, enjoy your day!


It must have been a fabulous day for Rossy! yippie Happy for you Rossy. I won't be posting anything until much later today. I'm listening to, and reviewing the ABF recital submissions. I'm really impressed with what I'm hearing so far. I have a ways to go, however, along with family matters to attend to. I will be lurking around here, however.

Have a great day everyone!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 02:21 PM

Indeed it was Griffin, everything went very well, in fact apart fromt he sheer length of time it took to dissasemble and clean each individual key (all 88 of them) and then reassemble all the new counterweights, and then rebuild, it could not have gone better!!

I will post some pics up of the operation later, suffice to say, its all working 100% again!

Thanks to everyone for their best wishes!!!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 05:16 PM

Seeing as I am so totally happy today, I will post something extremely fine! In fact something excellent....
Enjoy this dudes and dudettes...

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 07:31 PM

Finally you've got it! Congratulations Rossy. Now enjoy your piano!

BTW, the music by Schubert is always fantastic. That trio is amazing; the music calls directly to the human soul.


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 07:40 PM

Evening all smile

Rossy, Glad everything went well with your keyboard parts!

I've been busy working on Lady Gaga's Born this way, Moonlight Sonata, and pedalling!

Lady G Spoof.....

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 07:50 PM

Ah, good evening Wayne !! funny spoof indeed..
My lad is off to UNI in a week or so, and he has got a brand new laptop, so he is giving me his old one, which aint that old!!
So, i will be able to use that just for music and nothing else, it allready has ableton on it, Could you Pm me about R5?

Would like that on the laptop, as I only have R3 on the Pc.

Then with the brand new keyboard I have now, should be able to get stuff together!

Will post some pics of the repair later!! It took hours and hours, till four in the morning!!!

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 07:59 PM

I’d like to see these photos. I love to know the internal parts of a keyboard, and from any machine.

Wayne, glad to hear you’re going on working on Moonlight.


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 08:29 PM

Rossy PM'd

Recaredo, I really like it, and it's not too hard smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 09:35 PM

starting out, I had to remove the keybed entirely, like this...

[Linked Image]

These are two pics of the many "Pieces"

bags and bags of 88 of them!

[Linked Image]


Heres what they looked like all laid out ready to install, couldnt get them all in the photo!!!


[Linked Image]

Then when they were all fitted........

[Linked Image]

and finally (nearly) after washing all the keys and getting all the old grease off, and thouroughly drying them in a painstaking way, here they are refitted...YEEEEA HA.

[Linked Image]

Then the keybed was slotted back in, and all is well again..

Totall credit to James at Ashton music UK (musicforcedistribution) for managing to source the parts from Ashton after the garauntee expiry date....

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 10:10 PM


Congratulations Rossy! I am very impressed with what you've done. I doubt that I have the patience for this. It's frustrating enough with my iPad!

Evening Wayne and Recaredo. Hope you all are doing well. I'm just lurking while I get other things done. I'm still planning to post a few things later. However, it's probably pretty late on the other side of the Atlantic. Hopefully, you will be able to see them on Sunday.

I must get back to my other projects. I'll check back later, however.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 10:16 PM

WOW! well done Rossy!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 10:17 PM

Evening Griffin smile
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/20/11 11:36 PM

Thanks guys, I dont consider myself a patient person, generally, maybe I put it all into piano things!!

Was so tired afterwards, (with hours of concentrating) that I didnt feel like cooking , so a look in the freezer reveiled two microwave dinners.

This is what they were falsely named: "Supreme chicken dinners" by Birds eye.

I read the boxes and they both said "If you are not totally satisfied in any way, just return, stating where and when purchased for full refund"

Well, I looked up the word "supreme" in our old dictionary, and it clearly said "above all else" "better than"

So, I think false advertising happened, because these microwave dinners were definately not supreme to anything at all, except maybe a chicken dinner with ecoli sauce.

In fact, I was totally not satisfied, and wondered if anybody, anywhere, ever, HAS been totally satisfied with a microwave "instant" dinner of any description?

Music time.... but first check out this little chap, the manakin bird, if this doesn't crack you up, well you must be in a very serious mood indeedy!!




So to the music, and this bit from the magic flute... funny thing is, this is pretty much what it allways sounds like to me.......too high and too screachy..



[video:youtube]ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWh_2Iit3Ek[/video]



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 04:37 AM

Greetings Everyone! Sorry for such a late posting. What I had planned to do tonight had to be changed. However, I have something that might be of interest to smooth jazz lovers. In fact, this posting is a joint effort of me and PWF member Trapper John. It all started when I noticed he posted a recording of saxophonist Dave Koz another thread. I enjoyed it and asked if I could post it here. He was agreeable, and we struck up a brief correspondence on another music genre I'll do a post on another day.

In the meantime, the first post is Dave Koz's "Start All Over Again". Thanks Trap for this contribution!





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 04:43 AM


My next post is one of the first hits of Dave Koz that made me take notice, "You Make Me Smile."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 04:50 AM


My final post tonight is one of my all time favorite smooth jazz saxophonists, Grover Washington, Jr. (R.I.P.). Here is "Winelight."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 04:56 AM


I'm sorry to have to make this so short today. As you may know from earlier posts, it's a crazy and busy weekend! However, I will still be posting my weekly Sunday classical posts. Good night all!

Posted By: polyphasicpianist

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 05:33 AM

I have spent the past few days in a marathon of reading and writing in a desperate attempt to finish a paper by a deadline. The results for the paper came in late and the deadline was fixed, so a bunch of sleepless caffeine induced nights ensued.
[Linked Image]

But I am done now and can return to my regularly scheduled ABF posting, and I figure that since the paper was on "The ability of adults to use the geometric properties of an object array to locate a location outside the immediate environment" (try staying awake while writing about that!) my post should be something Science related.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 01:11 PM


Good morning everyone! I'll be scarce again today. However, it's Sunday, and I like to share some of the classical music I find of interest. My first post is "Concerto for oboe and strings - 2nd movement - Adagio - in D minor," by Alessandro Marcello. Oboe played by Derek Wickens with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra lead by Elgar Howarth.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 02:04 PM


I love classical and Baroque trumpet pieces. One of my favorites is Josef Haydn's "Trumpet Concerto in E flat Major." I first heard this performed by Wynton Marsallis. I have the recording on CD, yet have been unable to find a decent video of Marsallis' performance. However, I found a good video of trumpet virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger performing the entire 15-minute concerto with the German Philharmonic Orchestra. How could you possibly be disappointed with Hakan Hardenberger? Enjoy!




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 02:12 PM


That's all I'll have time for this morning. I will be lurking throughout the day, however. Rossy, I hope you are having a good time with your piano!

Have a great day everyone!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 03:19 PM

Has the jazz gone now?
PPP;It seems a slightly flawed question, surely it should read "The ability of SOMEadults etc etc" as some adults cannot even find their way home from the pub or find their own socks let alone locating (an unspecified?)location outside the immediate enviroment.
Would a simple sextant or compass help me wonders..if they were set in geometric boxes say of the art deco period.
They would certainly help me locate Alaska, (somewhere outside my immediate enviroment)

I often find when faced with awkward questions, that seeing if the question itself is ambiguous helps, if it is and can be read in an unorthodox and unintended manner for the purposes of going off on a tangent more familiar to the person answering the said question, so much the better..

In this case though it would appear that going off on a tangent is actually relevent as tangents can also be used in location excercises.

Anyways, hopefully that wordsmithing, has negated my need to comment on any possibility of jazz re-occuring.
Maybe.
Mostly.

Griffin, I am happy to see you are communicating nicely with TrapperJohn, and sharing music.

This is an excellent thing, allthough Trapper did express to me personally once ( or four times, I forget) that he has a laughing "problem"
Apparently, there are only seven things in the whole universe that can make TJ burst into uncontrollable laughter, And I, am not one of them.

In fact , I think it was TJ that once said "Rostosky,you brainless , immature, unfunny specimen of human detritis, I would rather stand over recent roadkill and laugh at that inanely for 16 weeks than smile at one of your jokes"

At least I think it was TJ, or it might have been my mum,when she beat me for playing in my sisters underwear drawer when I was little, it's hard to remember these painfull episodes in my life sometimes.






Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 05:08 PM

OOps, forgot to put the sunday morning song! (doh)
Anyways here it is a little late for some...
The velvet underground and NIco, and Sunday morning!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 06:23 PM

I remember some stalking going on, (I once met my stalker, turns out, he'd got the wrong person)...........
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 06:27 PM

Here's my Sunday morning song hehehehe

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 06:27 PM

Rossy, you have done an amazing work with your keyboard. Thanks for sharing those photos.

Griffin, you know that I enjoy your posts on Sunday. Fantastic posts again.

Now one beautiful waltz, from the interesting music that Shostakovich composed for films.




Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 06:29 PM

Aimee, We have posted just at the same time! laugh
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 06:32 PM

We did! Nice waltz! I love waltzes.
Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 06:49 PM

Really nice stuff, everyone! Rossy, I enjoyed your "birdie" postings. laugh Glad you finally were able to get your keyboard in good shape! thumb

I'm a big waltz fan, too. smile

Masquerade Waltz (Khachaturian)

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 06:57 PM

I had never listened to piano version on that waltz. Very good post, Elssa.
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 07:16 PM

I don’t like one thing on Sundays: ironing time. See you later.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 08:24 PM

Thanks to everyone for all the kind words of support over my keyboard trials and tribulations.
I can say that after three hours serious and heavy duty playing, everything is totally in order and it is like new again.
In fact it seems much better than new, which does make me suspicious a little. Did I get a shop display model? Probably.

Anyways, the woes are all over. Magic.

Seeing that Adeltrout von Rutzen loves waltzes, Here is one I found a little while ago, It is suitably named "Waltz of the dead" and I think 'In dark solitude' does a great job.....


What do you think dudes and dudettes?

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 10:09 PM

not bad at all Rossy!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/21/11 10:56 PM

Cool ! I like "spooky" sounding things, since I was little I loved dance macabre, I used to love waiting and listening for the cockerals call.. and could really imagine and see all the spirits rushing to return to their graves till next time... excellent.

Sparing a thought or seven for Recaredo, who unfortunately believes he has to be miserable every Sunday because of something he calls in his native spanish tongue "Ironing" which is excellent English as usuall, but totally wrong in his assumption that it is something that "Has" to be done..

"Ironing" does not have to be done, at all ever. It is a silly falicey.

"Ironing" is a modern invention, for thousands of years nobody did "Ironing" for instance Iron itself has not long been invented to do "Ironing" with, if the whole history of man is taken into account 99.9999 % of all people that ever lived did not do Ironing.

Please folks dont waste your life ironing, what does it ever achieve, (apart from the drudgery it was intended to bestow on housewives to give them something to do)

Clothes get creased, you Iron, few minits later they are creased again.

Has anyone refused to serve you in a shop because you had too many creases?

Has a girl ever said, "I am sorry you cannot have sex with me because your shirt has three creases?"

Life is just too short, no wonder some folks dont ever seem to have enough time to practice as much as they want to, get a grip dudes, ditch the crease removing tool, and the big board that takes up space (and smells funny) put them where they belong, in a skip or landfill.

If the worse comes to the worst then you only get one life, and this is no dress rehearsal, dont waste it.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 01:12 AM


Hi folks. I've often thought that I didn't care for waltzes. I really appreciated hearing the variety of waltzes today. Because of what I've heard today, I now realize I've been hearing the wrong waltzes. I liked these.

Recaredo, thanks for starting it off with Shostakovich. I'm also glad you enjoyed my morning classical posts. Elssa, thanks for the Khachaturian waltz. It also reminded me that I have a lot of work to do on another Khachaturian piece my piano teacher assigned me to work on this summer. I haven't gotten very far! eek

Rossy, a death waltz? More variety in waltzes than I could have ever imagined. As usual, I learn a lot on this thread! Thanks.

Aimee, thanks for Johnny Cash. I hadn't heard that before.

I still have things to do. However, I'll try to do one final post later.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 07:19 AM

Great waltzes! Adeltrout likes the dead one. Elssa, the Khachaturian was great too.

Not a fan of ironing either. I just burn myself. Recaredo, try throwing stuff in the dryer and fluff it. Not always perfect, but good enough. When I was younger and worked retail, I was always impressed with the steamer thing. Much faster than the iron, in my opinion.

Glad you liked the Cash, Griffin. I like to pick up guitars and strum them real quick and introduce myself as Johnny Cash. In the privacy of my own home, of course, as I cannot play guitar.

I'm done for the day. I'll leave you with this. It was running though my dead today, and I have no idea why.

Posted By: TrapperJohn

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 11:05 AM

Originally Posted by griffin2417

Hi folks. I've often thought that I didn't care for waltzes. I really appreciated hearing the variety of waltzes today. Because of what I've heard today, I now realize I've been hearing the wrong waltzes. I liked these.




Is there anything better than a waltz in a minor key...




Trap
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 03:57 PM


Good morning everyone! Actually, it's almost noon where I live. Sunday was a day for the Waltz. I see Trap got into the act too. Thanks Trap. I think I happen to like minor keys better for waltzes. Don't know why. My former piano teacher made that observation about ion about me liking pieces in minor keys.

Nice posts everyone. I'll be back shortly with a few of my standard morning Oldies music favorites.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 04:01 PM


My first post put a different twist to the popular dance music scene in 1960. Here is Chubby Checker with "The Twist."



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 04:02 PM

Excellent Post TJ, yes a walzt in a minor key is indeed something.

Griffin, I am surprised at you! A walzt of the dead?

Here is the original poem that Danse macabre was based around , translated into English...

Zig, zig, zig, Death in a cadence,
Striking with his heel a tomb,
Death at midnight plays a dance-tune,
Zig, zig, zig, on his violin.
The winter wind blows and the night is dark;
Moans are heard in the linden trees.
Through the gloom, white skeletons pass,
Running and leaping in their shrouds.
Zig, zig, zig, each one is frisking,
The bones of the dancers are heard to crack—
But hist! of a sudden they quit the round,
They push forward, they fly; the cock has crowed.

Danse macabre is the third of Saint Saens four symphonic poems, and has a walzt theme.

Liszt must have been extremely impressed with it, he wrote a virtuoso transcription of it shortly after it was first premiered in 1874.
Liszt wrote several pieces in the same vein—and one with a similar title, based on the same theme.

Danse macabre is best left untranslated as "Ghosts dance" and "Dance of death" don't work.

Anyways....


And I believe that this is the great man Liszt transcription, allthough I cannot be sure if its the Liszt/Horowitz transcription.. It purports to be the Liszt version...





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 04:06 PM

My next post will shake things up a bit. Here is Jerry Lee Lewis with "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On."



Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 04:09 PM

We posted at the exact same time Griffin!!!
I thought I had shaken things up with Liszts version of danse macabre!!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 04:12 PM


Hi Rossy,
We posted at the same time! Yes, I missed out on some things in my college music literature classes, and other things. This thread is one of the places I go for that info now.

Well, I see that everyone has dance style choices today. Since I'm on my desktop, I should have no trouble listening to your posts.

I'm being called to lunch. I'll be back with a few more posts.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 04:27 PM

Enjoy your lunch Griffin. Its 5.20 pm here, so i am off to practice for about a couple of hours before it gets too late and the guy next door whines.
The last time he whined he said ; "our new born baby is trying to sleep"

Well, I was spoiled for choice, I just could not choose between saying "thats why we dont have any babies in the Rossy household"

And "shall I play a lullaby?"

And "have you tried barbiturates dissolved in whiskey?"

But I settled (albeit quite slowly) on ; "try the earplugs that you offered me when you spent six months taking off the render from your external walls with a jackhammer"

Never, ever have an ex policeman as your next door neighbour folks...



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 04:58 PM

I love that Liszt transcription. I stumbled on that a few months ago.

As long as we're twisting, here's Denial Twist..


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 05:09 PM

It's Fiona Apple Collaboration Time..

Fiona and Johnny Cash..

Fiona and Elvis Costello..


And this is cheating because it's a cover, but Jimi isn't around anymore..


ok got it out of my system!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 06:19 PM

Brilliant Adeltrout von rutzen!!
I wonder if Fiona apple will collaborate with me?
She does seem to colaborate with everyone else!! lol.

My guess about the Wayne absence is that he is practising moonlight Sonata. Do you know if that is the Liszt version, or the liszt/horowitz interpretation? vis a vis the danse macabre...

I really hope Wayne doesn't do a moonlight sonata lady ga ga "mash up" I suppose he could call it moonface if he did.

Ah well, must go and eat, because everyone else has done that.

And its the horrible "weekly shopping" day tommorrow.

the cupboards are bare in the Rossy house, it will be cheese on toast for me tonight.

Unless I can talk mrs R into paying for a takeaway, it is her turn, I got the kebabs last time.


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 07:49 PM

Been working Rossy.......then spent a bit of time on Moonlight sonata, your tip worked a treat by the way smile

My vid contribution for today..........

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 07:56 PM

Excellent Wayne, glad to hear it, I sometimes use the keys to "step" like that, I dont know if it has a name or even if its a legal move, but I know it works!!
laptop day tommorrow, picking it up around 1 o clock, and be back home at 3 with all the weeks shopping, drag, but it has to be done.

Worse, the syphon on the toilet just stopped working, so I gotta pick up a new syphon while I am in town,, B+Q affair.

So will start the R5 thing about 5 pm tommorrow..

Obviously have to fix the WC first.... everything has to break at once, we just got a new kettle last time we were in town, because the element had gone....

Grrrr.

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 08:10 PM

Rossy, do you know the laptops operating system, win xp? win 7?
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 08:28 PM

Think it may be vista Wayne.... ooh dont tell me....lol
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 08:31 PM

that's ok, it's only cos you need software to burn the iso file, but i think vista has it "bundled in"
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 08:38 PM

Cool. bundled in sounds good.
I do remember doing this before, but not all the details..
I will get in touch tommorrow with you when I am home with the Lt. Thanks Wayne, thats magic.
Looking forward to creating again.
Will go to youtube now and find a song that inspires me...
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 08:53 PM

No probs, I'm off to make supper, will call back to see your posts, speak 2moz if not later!
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 09:09 PM

Hi Rossy and Wayne. I just got done with piano practice and noticed your posts. Since it's my turn to go to the market for dinner items, i won't be here long. Great posts Aimee. I probably won't post for several more hours. Just wanted to check in and say hi.

I'm off to the market. I'm highly motivated to do this. My other half is planning to make fresh green chili enchiladas with the veggies from our little garden! yippie

Have a nice evening everyone!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 09:17 PM

Hello Griffin.........sounds delish!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 09:29 PM

Cheers Wayne, Griffin, that sounds good, what are enchillardas?
I have heard of them, and always wondered, is it meat?
I like meat,
When I get another big enough garden, I am going to grow meat in it, probably in the form of pigs. Pigs are really cool, they start out as piglets, and are cute, and have little curly tails.
Then, if you feed them enough with left overs, they grow into big fat lumps of bacon and sausage and pork chops.

The only thing not good, is they dont lay eggs like chickens do, if they did they would be the ultimate breakfast animal all in one. I did grow a crop of potatoes once, but they wee boring compared to the chickens we grew.

We let the chickens grow out of hand and there were hundreds of them, nesting in the inside of the farmhouse, fun though and loads of eggs.

I like food. I like cake and chocolate, and mars bar flavoured milk drink, I like pies, and pastries, and chips, and roast dinners and fried breckies and cigerettes.

Sometimes, if my food is too chewy and It is taking a long time to masticate, I have a cigerette at the same time.
This stops me getting bored with what I call "slow food"

I also have a penchant for quick food, which is food that doesnt need any chewing, so I can just swallow it before having a cigerette.

My favourite quick foods are, farleys rusks soaked in tea.

Biscuits soaked in tea, some soup ( not lumpy soup with brocali in)

Cakey and custard. chocolate custard like at school or normal yellow custard made by birds, and in a packet you just add boiling water too for easyness, but the water has to be boiling or it wont go thick.

If anyone ever fancies a macvities jaffa cake eating competition, I am so up for it. we will have to do it online in real time so nobody cheats...

I can eat four boxes at least in one go with three mugs of tea to dunk them in.....
I m glad we are off food shopping tommorrow....





Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/22/11 10:49 PM

Not sure which version (Liszt version or the Liszt/Horowitz interpretation). Will investigate later. Fiona is a bit of a trollop when it come to working with people.
Enchiladas sound yummy, Griffin! and everything tastes so much better when you grow it yourself!
How is Moonlight coming along, Wayne? I need to properly relearn it.

We too need groceries. It isn't my turn to go this week. Tonight, we're having pizza. Rossy, all this talk of custard is making me want to make some this week.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 12:11 AM

Seeing how nobody told me what an enchilada was I went and googled it, obviously it took me to wiki, where there is a picture of enchiladas, that look tasty, I will get some tommorrow or tortelas, they look similar.

I noticed on wiki it said next to the picture "with mole sauce" I jest not...

Now in wales, moles are tricksy little fellows to catch indeed. I do want my first enchiladas to be just so, and authentic, so, (as if I have not got enough to do tommorrow what with fixing the toilet syphon, picking up the laptop from town, getting a weeks shopping in, making custard out of a packet (to eat some and to send the rest to Adeltrout von rutzen)
Not forgetting hoover bags, (thats why the quick hoover at the last min before mrs R's parents came went a tad wrong)

Now I have to get the spade out and start digging up the municiple lawns and the local golf course in the hunt for "Moles"

I dont know how you find time Griffin.
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 12:24 AM

Way back when, thanks to Delia Derbyshire we have this...
But, if you think it was just done on some very early synthesiser, you would be wrong, it was much much more complex than that, in fact it would defy most folks patience to understand just how it was done let alone do it....

If you would like to know how it was done read here....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_theme_music



or just enjoy an iconic piece of tv theme....




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 12:57 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Seeing how nobody told me what an enchilada was I went and googled it, obviously it took me to wiki, where there is a picture of enchiladas, that look tasty, I will get some tommorrow or tortelas, they look similar.

I noticed on wiki it said next to the picture "with mole sauce" I jest not...

Now in wales, moles are tricksy little fellows to catch indeed. I do want my first enchiladas to be just so, and authentic, so, (as if I have not got enough to do tommorrow what with fixing the toilet syphon, picking up the laptop from town, getting a weeks shopping in, making custard out of a packet (to eat some and to send the rest to Adeltrout von rutzen)
Not forgetting hoover bags, (thats why the quick hoover at the last min before mrs R's parents came went a tad wrong)

Now I have to get the spade out and start digging up the municiple lawns and the local golf course in the hunt for "Moles"

I dont know how you find time Griffin.


Sorry Rossy, I'm just about to sit down to dinner. I'll tell you more later about these fabulous enchiladas my other half is just about take out of the oven. Don't worry about the mole. In Spanish, mole is pronounced (mo lay). It's a rich sauce involving tomatoes, and some chocolate. It's excellent. Leave those other moles alone! They are all wrong for this Mexican taste treat!

I've just been called for dinner. I will have more info for you later.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 05:32 AM

Rossy, I'm just now getting back after spending some time with my other half. I neglected to get a photo of our dinner table. We were both too hungry and wouldn't wait. Since you've seen the wiki description of enchiladas, you've got a general idea. Essentially, enchiladas are tortillas stuffed with any number of combinations, and then covered with a variety of sauces

There are either flour or corn tortillas wrapped around a filling. Tonight, we used flour tortillas which were filled with a mixture of low fat cream cheese, chunks of chicken, onions and pinto beans. They were the fillings for our tortillas. They were assembled into a rectangular baking dish. Our sauce is made with a variety of green chilli peppers, cilantro, tomatillos, poblano peppers, onions, all purred and heated into a sauce. The sauce is spread onto the bottom and top layers of the stuffed tortillas. The enchilada casserole is baked for about 35-40 minutes. I'm not an expert on this. I'm sure I've left out some important ingredients such as spicing.There are lots great recipes on the Internet. There are also corn tortilla enchiladas. That's what I make for a spinach enchilada with sides of pinto beans and Spanish rice. It's what I serve to my vegetarian friends. Wayne, I'm sure you'd approve.

Well, I guess my enchilada comments will have to be my final post instead of music! As they say in Mexico,

Buenas noches!

Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 05:36 AM

Dang, reading all this I'm hungry again... laugh

Anyways, one more for the road smile

Posted By: Newman

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 07:59 AM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
Way back when,



Rossy, I saw the very first episode of Dr Who and still watch it!
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 02:04 PM

Hi guys!

About ancient dances, one of my favourites is La Folía. One can find many versions and variations from this dance. I especially love the Trio Sonata, composed by Vivaldi about this music.

I hope you enjoy it.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 05:27 PM


Hello Everyone! It seems I got OT last night with a posting about enchiladas instead of music. I hope I didn't make you too hungry Elssa! laugh Loved the Bill Withers posting.

Recaredo, I loved the Vivaldi posting this morning. I had not heard it before. Thanks.

Rossy, you said you don't know where I find the time to garden. I don't find the time. My partner is retired, and has an interest in gardening. I participate by helping prepare and dig the beds up for the new growing season. Also, as I read your food favorites yesterday, my arteries started clogging up just reading it! Dude, get thee to a nutritionist! There is help for this condition! Of course this advice comes from me, who consumed 2 cream cheese filled enchiladas last night! I'm a great role model for you. smile

Well, I am very short on time today, and I'm on my lunch break. Here's my first Oldies post, "Keep a Knockin!," by Little Richard.



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 05:34 PM


Time for a little Doo Wop! Here is Little Anthony and the Imperials singing "Tears on My Pillow."



That's all I have time for today. I'll be lurking, however. Have a great day everyone!

Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 05:53 PM

Originally Posted by AimeeO
How is Moonlight coming along, Wayne? I need to properly relearn it.



I love it AimeeO, I've tried a couple of classical pieces, but get bored because I don't particularly like them, this one however is a completely different ball game, I'm planning not to give up on this one, it has even managed to over shadow Lady G (for now)!

Hello to everyone else, hope everyone's having a good day smile

Rossy if it's not too late, while at Morrisons, look out for the old el passo corn tortilla dinner kits (the one where u need to add cheese and chicken) it comes with a chunky salsa, they were on offer last time I went, half price!

They were tops, shared them with the neighbour, who also gave them a good rating!
Posted By: Sam S

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 05:57 PM

OK, so I just noticed that this thread keeps appearing at the top of the ABF forum because so many people are obviously fascinated by what goes on in here. If this keeps up it will rival the Chopin thread, which I don't have time to read either.

Can someone please summarize what all 1049 posts are about? Because I don't think I have enough time left in my ever-shortening lifetime to catch up.

Sam
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 06:23 PM

I think Rossy should answer you on that one! I don't think summing up this topic is possible!
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 06:32 PM

Griffin, anything with cream cheese is good for you. I don't care what anyone says. That and puff pastry.

Wayne, Moonlight is rather addictive. It makes me feel like I can actually play something. It made me so full of myself that I decided that I was going to play all three movements. I kinda crashed through the second movement, and couldn't even play the first measure of the third. Every once in a while, I think, "Oh, I've gotten so much better!" and pull it out again, and am quickly humbled.
I think Gaga would understand your neglect. Did you see where Rossy was clamoring for a mashup? Maybe you can compose Moonlight SoGaga for him for the holidays.

Sam, since this is Rossy's serious thread, I am sure he will do the honors of filling you in when he shows up.

I just remembered this band.


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/23/11 09:17 PM

AimeeO, don't know if you saw this on a thread a bit back, but I think this is my favourite gaga piano mashup. I'm gonna give this a go at some point, I did make a start, but it got put to one side, (not forgotten though)

I wonder if Rossy is still in Morrisons cafe with Mrs R, hope he didn't buy much frozen stuff, it may defrost in the trolley locker, I wonder if Mrs R has the key to the trolley locker on a band around her ankle, like when we used to go swimming?



Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 12:08 AM

gotta post this...

Posted By: crescendo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 12:12 AM

Originally Posted by Sam S
OK, so I just noticed that this thread keeps appearing at the top of the ABF forum because so many people are obviously fascinated by what goes on in here. If this keeps up it will rival the Chopin thread, which I don't have time to read either.


cosign


crescendo
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 01:38 PM

There are a few folks left in the world who do not know what this thread is about, so before I tell all the dudes and dudettes what went very wrong yesterday I will answer the "what is this thread about?" question.

Answer (a) : Lots of things. (mainly serious as in the threads title, but sometimes not so serious ,just for a change)

Answer (b): Sharing folks reminiscences of music they have and do love , discussing it with others, exchanging pieces of music with each other that folks may not have heard before, generally being extremely friendly, and not arguing at all.

Answer (C) Lady ga ga is as welcome as Bach, as is anything or anybody that gives musicall pleasure to others, or generates interest in music for others.This includes every and any genre of music, from any culture, at any point in History.


Answer (d) Finding our inner fish. Not the most easily understood answer and also not really relevant.



Yesterday went horribly wrong dudes and dudettes, having walked all across town, (about four miles) to get to Focus, we find that focus is shut, it has gone bankrupt.
There is no focus anymore.
This means for the part we want, we have to go even further on another day.

On our massive and unproductive walk yesterday we walked over the new bridge that spans the river Towy, and as we walked over it feeling despondant....this song came to mind....




Posted By: Sam S

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 02:56 PM

Originally Posted by Rostosky
There are a few folks left in the world who do not know what this thread is about, so before I tell all the dudes and dudettes what went very wrong yesterday I will answer the "what is this thread about?" question.

Answer (a) : Lots of things. (mainly serious as in the threads title, but sometimes not so serious ,just for a change)

Answer (b): Sharing folks reminiscences of music they have and do love , discussing it with others, exchanging pieces of music with each other that folks may not have heard before, generally being extremely friendly, and not arguing at all.

Answer (C) Lady ga ga is as welcome as Bach, as is anything or anybody that gives musicall pleasure to others, or generates interest in music for others.This includes every and any genre of music, from any culture, at any point in History.


Answer (d) Finding our inner fish. Not the most easily understood answer and also not really relevant.



Thanks for the explanation - that certainly saved me a lot of time. In appreciation, here is something that gave me musical pleasure today, once I got over the severe reaction to all the pink.

[video:youtube]yzC4hFK5P3g[/video]

Sam
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 03:13 PM

There are indeed some very unique elements in that song Sam,not least of which is the magicall cupboard on the wall that things seem to come out of, like the bone at one point.
I wish there was a translation of whats going on!
wellcome to the thread, and thanks for adding to the mystique!!
Excellent.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 04:14 PM

Did you get your lappy Rossy? Is the ball rolling?
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 04:41 PM

Like the Gaga mashup thingie.. its very Bachish!

Sam, that is hilarious! is that the girl band that everyone thought had a member that was a person but turned out to be a computer generated being with parts of all the other girls' faces?

Rossy, sorry about your pointless walk to Focus. I figured you were out killing moles for your mole sauce. Griffin was quiet also, so I thought it was a joint project (What is Focus, anyway? I wish there was a store where I could go to focus.)

Warning: the following will be rather obnoxious

Sam's post made me think of two bands. BillyO exposed me to both of these; I suppose he's a fan because the chicks are cute and playing instuments. One I like, and one I'm iffy about. Here are the Polysics,the ones I'm iffy about:


This is Melt Banana. They are very noisy, but I think they're hilarious. I've seen them live. When the lead singer is talking to the audience, she has this cute little voice. And then she explodes.


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 04:45 PM

To soothe your ears after that aural assault:
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 04:48 PM

Here's a Liszt transcription I like:
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 04:53 PM

Rossy, remember when you posted that Jerusalem piece during the riots? YouTube recommended this to be since I watched that.


Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 05:39 PM


Hello everyone. I won't have any time to post today. Perhaps tonight. I am swamped at work, and sitting at my desk having lunch. I'm looking forward to listening to all of your postings when I get more time later today.

Wayne, I loved the posting you did of Desmond Dekker. Sam, I'm glad you posted as well. It was fun to hear. Aimee, I left Rossy to his own with regards to the mole sauce for enchiladas.

Well, back to work. I'll check in later. Have a great day everyone.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 08:01 PM

Adeltrout, you and billybass are absolutely correct cute chix are well received in the UK !! (more please)(as many as poss)
I do have to take exception to the Idiot that put the "National anthem" up on youtube and called it "the english hymn" Hymn? it is not, and never has been a hymn!

Deary me... Wayne.. laptop woes...
This is why our lad has just bought a £700 Top of the range Toshiba laptop, and given me his old one..::::

A warning to the terminally stupid:

Vista does indeed take up an inordinant amount of space on your hard drive, this is true .

However, ( unlike our lad) what you do not do to get more space (like our lad) is remove the partition on drive E and then delete the system restore folders...
YES, they take up 6GB but they are there for a reason.

When you accidently get a virus on your laptop (like our lad) and when that virus is so bad it actually creates a new user account on your laptop, one that you cannot get into ( like it did to our lad) and when it locks you out of the ADMIN on your own laptop ( like it did to our lad)

Then you have no ability to uninstall vista and do a systems restore, especially if ( like our lad did not) you havent got any back up discs....

Fortunately, Mrs R has a Toshiba running vista, and she went into her drive E and copied her systems restore onto disc, and used that to reinstall vista on the bad laptop, after uninstalling vista on it first..

because they are both toshibas this worked just fine..

And now it is totally good again and working like brand new.

Guys, when your laptop or pc says you should do back up discs ...do them, for the sake of pennies for the discs, and a few moments of your time.......

So, now tonight will be installing ableton and reason5
excellent...

To the music and a little musing on Pushy parents, ( and the dangers)

This band is famous for being, well very bad indeed really,
Formed at their fathers insistance,
Because his mum "Foresaw"

The bands rise to stardom.... well if she did she got it very very wrong indeed....

yes you should encourage your children, and help them in whatever endeavour they wish to pursue,
BUT,
what you should not do is try and live your life through them, dont push them into doing what you would like them to do... as this guy did....

dudes and dudettes,, The shaggs...









Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 08:20 PM

Thought you had been quiet Rossy, I haven't mentioned before that I repair Laptops, so wouldn't have been a problem, smile I'll PM you at some point, will be back later!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 08:45 PM

Wayne mrs R did actually consider removing vista and seeing in windows xp would install, are you saying you have overcome the inherent probs involved in that?
Posted By: Eglantine

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 08:45 PM

The heavenly Heavenly, courtesy of micro-label Sarah Records circa 1993. Often derided as 'twee pop' by the UK music press, they perhaps demonstrate here their non-conformity with that tag. Very popular in Japan...



There were two girls in Heavenly. There's some history on their Wikipedia page.
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 08:49 PM

Rossy, if it runs Vista, then it will run win7 which is much less demanding than Vista, (I hate Vista), I wouldn't bother reverting to win xp either, as product support is running out, PM(ing) you now lol!
Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 08:58 PM

Greetings Eglantine smile
Posted By: Eglantine

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 09:09 PM

Hi Wayne <waves>

Perhaps at the other end of the spectrum from The Shaggs, here's son-of-Tim Jeff Buckley performing Dido's Lament at London's Meltdown...



And then Philip Sheppard talking about being a cellist at that performance, and how being there and hearing this affected his entire musical trajectory...



(originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 I think)
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 09:42 PM

Brilliant eglantine, do you mind if I call you eggplant for easyness? AimeeO is known as Adeltrout,and her man is Billybass, I am allaboutthehalibut, and Wayne, I think is codpiece,Griffin is of course Salmonella, but he missed the post so may not know yet...
If you dont like eggplant, maybe you can invent a fish nickname? but an easy one, not say something like "coelacanth" because thats dificult to spell without googleing, I do accept it is a most ancient fish though, and worthy of attention.


Anyways, thought I would finish off today here in the UK with some Grieg, so I suppose a norweigen song would be in order, Grieg being of the land of Vikings and nords...

Night all sleep well,


Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/24/11 10:14 PM

Eggplant, a great post there, I'm not normally into that kinda stuff, but listened all the way through, very interseting! enjoyed it!

Night everyone
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 04:07 AM


I won't be posting tonight. It's been a long day, and I just want to get to sleep, and to wish you all Good Night!

Posted By: Eglantine

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 10:45 AM

Call me carp. 'Cos I do.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 01:06 PM

Hello Everyone! Carp is a good choice instead of Eggplant. Now that I've gotten a decent night's sleep, I see that it's a good idea to keep an eye on Rossy's idea for my fish name. Rossy, let's reconsider the implications of my nickname being Salmonella. I've just given folks my tasty green chili enchiladas recipes, and then they discover my nickname is Salmonella! Besides, I've never been friends with Sam and Ella. I do have my reputation to consider! smile

It's time for some good old rock and roll. My first post is Little Richard's "Keep a Knockin.!



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 01:14 PM


Next up for Golden Oldies is Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 01:22 PM


Another popular rock star was Buddy Holly (R.I.P.)and the Crickets. Here is "Peggy Sue." (Sorry for the abrupt cut off at the end.)



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 01:25 PM

I must head off to do some work projects. However, I'll be back at break time with a few Doo Wops! Have a great day everyone!

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 01:38 PM

Excellent posts Griffin, and a good start to the day. Naturally you will want to choose your own aquatic nickname, totally understandable.
Heres a cracker from lou reed, again from the magic and loss albumn,

Gassed and Stoked.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 03:29 PM


Nice post Rossy! Just in time for my break. I remember the first time I heard Lou Reed was "Walk on the Wild Side."

I promised a little Doo Wop while I'm taking a break. Here is Dee Clark singing "Raindrops."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 03:33 PM


Here is one more for Doo Wop fans. My other half said his sister used to drive his parents crazy playing this repeatedly in the late 1950s. Here is Tommy Edwards with "All in the Game."



That's all I have time for now folks. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Posted By: Eglantine

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 08:50 PM

Just back from a local evening concert held in a lovely Victorian conservatory. Handel, Scarlatti, Frescobaldi, Abel, Mozart and more Handel. Two violas da gamba and an Italian harpsichord. This was the first item on the programme.





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 08:59 PM


Excellent! I just took a break, and enjoyed listening to this. Thanks Eglantine.

Posted By: Eglantine

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 09:10 PM

Thanks, Griffin. I think I also managed to convince another keyboardist to take up the harpsichord. grin
Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 10:26 PM

Hi folks!

I’m glad to see that there are new members participating on this thread.

This night my post goes to Gustav Mahler. He wrote amazing songs, with beautiful melodies. These songs have the musical development that only one genius is able to compose.

Here we can enjoy the voice of Magdalena Kožená, and Abbado’s conducting!




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 11:15 PM


Hi Recaredo!

I just got home from work and saw your post. Very beautiful. I don't often get to hear Mahler, and I enjoyed it. Magdalena Kozena has a wonderful voice. I'll want to hear more from her. Thanks.

Well I must get some piano practice time in right now. I'll be back later. Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 11:17 PM

Enjoy your piano Griffin.

Good night all.

Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/25/11 11:36 PM

Carpy (eglatine) why the mad red emoticon, the concert sounded lovely, and you had a good time?
Recaredo, "a genius" ( your english is excellent as usual apart from this)
You see, to say it could only be composed by one genius is not true, as it could be composed by two genius's... Rossy is here to help as usual.

Griffin brilliant posts, made by day, as did everyones.

Rossys bad day on Tuesday is long forgotten folks,but todays was just moronic..
Thinking I should soon get something accomplished in Abelton live 8 music program,was a big mistake.

I actually got so lost and completely baffled by the programme, I seriously thought of booking myself in for a short spell in the local asylum, for the mentally inept, inadequate, or just plain stupid in the field of technological understanding.....

12 hours to accomplish nothing.

I watched loads of youtube tutorials, and as I am watching them I think, "oh yeh, thats not difficult" and "seems easy enough"
And then when I go away from youtube to the programme, its like my brain has remembered nothing at all...

Boomtown rats 78 ish Rat trap, good song, shame about the geldoff...



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 04:23 AM

It's quiet around here. I'm ready for bed, and I hadn't planned to post. However, I will share this from an earlier post I did when this thread was getting off the ground. This will be my last post for the evening. Here's a lullaby sung by one of my favorite folk singers, Odetta. Enjoy!

Good Night everyone!






Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 05:42 AM

Originally Posted by griffin2417
Here's a lullaby sung by one of my favorite folk singers, Odetta. Enjoy!


Very nice - love folk music! Here's my local folk hero - 90+ and still performing, raising money for the Hudson River and other environmental causes.. I always go to his Strawberry Festivals. smile

Pete Seeger





Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 12:31 PM

Good morning everyone! I enjoyed yesterday's posts and looking forward to hearing more.

Elssa, we do seem to have similar tastes in music. I enjoyed hearing Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio. Yes, I love folk music! Let's do more in the future. I also know you are an R & B fan. That's what I have in mind for my posts this morning.

Rossy, I can relate to your challenges with learning new software. one of the problems are that many instruction manuals are not always well organized. Good luck! BTW, my iPad won't let me see your last post. I will see it later at my desktop. I can't be too helpful on software advice. I can get you going with some R & B music.

Aimee, I haven't had a chance to hear your Liszt posting yet. I will see it later at my desktop. I enjoy your selections. Also, I agree with you about cream cheese for good eating! smile

Here is Sam and Dave with "Hold on, I'm Coming."



The sound quality may be better on this video.




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 12:38 PM


My next post is Gladys Knight and the Pips singing "I've Got to Use My imagination."



Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 12:43 PM


My third post is The Spinners singing "I Keep Working My Way Back to You."




Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 12:56 PM


Wayne, I know you are a big fan of Lady Gaga. I've come to appreciate her as well. I wonder what Lady Gaga would think of "Lady Marmalade." Check out this 1980 performance of Patti Labelle and her group. Do you think Lady Gaga got a few ideas for outfits from Labelle? smile




Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 05:08 PM

Super stuff, Griffin & all. thumb

The Spinners in Brooklyn, July 2011 (can't get over how great they still sound) smile



Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 05:45 PM

Hi everybody! Great posts.

Rossy, I'm sorry your day is rocky. I'm sure it doesn't help that Milla Jovovich is in Mexico with some dude claiming to be her husband. Those pictures are not very respectful to your feelings.

I will post another BillyBass Hot Chicks with Instruments video.


Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 05:53 PM

Here's the Dance Hall Crashers' "Next to You"
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 05:58 PM

Now for some Steely Dan.

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 06:02 PM

And the Doobie Brothers.



Ok done!
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 06:47 PM

Well dudes and dudettes, today has got me totally stunned.. for real.. I am in a state of medical shock...
This is what has happened:

rewind to yesterday.... hours spent in a music programme, just to have the old laptop crash.
Just, I might add when I felt I was getting somewhere.

Anyways, the CPU was reading stupid levels of usage, and after what had happened we suspected a totally filthy and clogged heat sink...sooo, before I opened it up to clean it, I thought I would go to PC world and get some heat sink to CPU thermal paste, because it is pointless going in all that way into a laptop, and not sorting that out whilst in there...

Sooo , there we are in PC world, I buy the thermal paste, look round and where is Mrs R?
Nowhere, thats were... well obviously somewhere, but i couldnt see her and had to go looking.

I thought she may be looking at printers, because hers is , well naffed.
But, she wasn't, she was looking at laptops.

I go over and she says "what do you reckon of this one?" It was a really nice top of the range Packard Bell, so obviously I said "looks great, and the specs are like top notch"


A Pc World assisitant appears, and says the usual "Can I help you"

Imagine my shock and surprise, when Mrs R says "yes" I hurredly tell her I have bought the paste, but she says to the assistant, "I want one of these"

Then, the assistant gets it, and says how are you paying, which card?"

Mrs R says "cash" and pulls out a Big Roll of the said stuff from her purse, counts it out on the counter, and that was that.

except, whilst outside the shop, Mrs R says she has bought it for me... like wow, like WOW , LIKE WOW, WHAT?

How amazing is that?

so all afternoon we have been setting it up, installing MSE,spybot, firefox and add ons etc etc...

This is my first post on the net with it, and wanted to share it with all you good people...

Tommorrow I will get my music programmes on it, and set up the midi on my keyboard...

WOW...BRAND NEW PACKARD BELL.... stunned , shock and awe....

OOH, thanks for all the excellent posts, Adeltrout ( Billybass is wrong, its a stalker, and is allready being dealt with by the authorities)
Special thanks to griffin for telling me all about enchiladas, and making me want them, and to Wayne for telling me where they were and still are on special offer..Morrisons.

I bought them today whilst in town and cooked them when i got home lovely.

Ellsa, have you chosen a fishy name yet?

Will post some music in a bit....


I am so in WOW mode....
Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 07:05 PM

Yay Rossy! A functioning keyboard AND a new laptop! That's great! Although I'm curious as to what the now super-powerful Rossy is going to unleash on the world..
Posted By: Rostosky

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 08:35 PM

First thing Adeltrout, is a Waltz, I was going to sleep last night (or trying too around three thirty am) and I heard the melody of a waltz in my minds eye so to speak.
The waltz just kept getting more and more clear, with the Ideas for the sound of the beat and allsorts happening.

Fortunately, I knew better than ignoring it and trying even harder to sleep, so, I got up, plugged in the keyboard, and got it out, found out where it was and played it till it was committed to memory...

So, in a few days, (depending on my ability to understand the music programme) I should have it recorded.

And everybody here will be the first to critique it... hopefully, everyone will be brutally honest, a much preffered and more helpfull option than everyone just being kind.

Like my mum was when I brought my first picture home from school aged five and said "mum, will it go on the fridge?"

And she said "It would if it was any good, however, it isn't, so I will bin it instead"

This kind motherly love saved me thirty years of thinking I may be an artist when I grow up.
Kinder in the end, I hope you will agree?


This next number is for Elssa, I allways loved where have all the flowers gone.....

BUT, there has only been one lady who has sung it in French, German, and English..... and she made this song her very own..

Guessed yet?.... The one , the only the lovely and stunning Marlene Dietrich... Isn't Rossy a cultured guy, you may well ask.... How did he know that?
well he knew, because he very much enjoyed Marlenes Legs, especially in the film blue angel.....

In german ......


In french......



And in English......




Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 09:25 PM

Rossy, you managed to fix the piano and got a new computer, in little time! How good!. BTW, listening to Marlene Dietrich in several languages has been really interesting. Brilliant post.

I’m going to post about pop music, Spanish pop music. This song was very popular when I was…younger. Maybe, some girl… grin






Posted By: wayne33yrs

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 09:45 PM

Evening all smile

Griffin, love the original Lady Marmalade!

Rossy, what can I say.........

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 09:53 PM

Fantastic news Rossy! Congratulations! Mrs. Rossy must think very highly of you as her spouse to give such a wonderful gift. I'm also glad you got to try enchiladas. Pretty tasty, eh?

Aimee, I just got home and am eager to give a listen to your posts. You always get my attention with the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. A little later for me, however. I am now on VACATION! yippie

I'll be home, but have some fun things planned like bicycle rides, reading, and whatever I decide at the moment! I really enjoy "Stay-cations." I don't have to pack, worry about keeping track of tickets, ID, cash, etc.

I now can have much more focused piano practice time without interruptions.

I'll be back a little later. Right now I see an inviting glass of iced tea with my name on it! Later folks.

Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/26/11 09:56 PM

Hi Wayne! We must have posted at the same time. Glad you enjoyed Lady Marmalade.
Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/27/11 12:56 AM

Congrats on your new computer, Rossy! [Linked Image]

Thanks for posting the Marlene Dietrich videos - pretty awesome. thumb

I need to choose a fish name now? Hmmm... how about Angelfish? OTOH, Gueneviere (my cat) and I really like tuna for lunch... so maybe Tuna Turner or Tina Tuna for a name? [Linked Image]

Posted By: AimeeO

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/27/11 06:57 AM

Glad you like the posts, Griffin.. my music taste can be slightly schizophrenic, so I am always happy when I have a hit. Happy vacation!! I am a big fan of those. I like staycations, vacations, anything where I am away from work(I once even celebrated foot surgery, as I got 3 months off!).

Rossy, I am excited about your waltz. It's not fair that Marlene can sing in 3 languages. Not at all.

Recaredo, you are not allowed to hold out on us any more. I need to hear more Spanish pop music.

Elssa, are you in the path of Irene?

Here's a nice vacation song...


Posted By: Elssa

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/27/11 07:26 AM

Originally Posted by AimeeO

Elssa, are you in the path of Irene?


Yes, the hospital I work for (Staten Island) has been evacuated.. the whole area is supposed to get a direct hit. Yikes.

Enjoyed your posts, AimeeO, especially Steely Dan and Aretha. thumb

Posted By: Recaredo

Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) - 08/27/11 10:09 AM

I hope you all don't have any problem with that hurricane.


Aimee, here you are some songs more about Spanish Pop music that I can