Music for the Masses

Music, books, movies, TV, games, hobbies, food, and potent potables. And forum games! Pour a drink, put on your smoking jacket, light a pipe (of whatever), and settle in.
User avatar
dbcooper
Posts: 18748
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:40

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper »

A Guardian critic once tried to land a "sick burn" against Michael Mann with something like: "If his characters weren't in his movies, they'd just sit in their sleek, modernist homes, and listen to Tangerine Dream on loop on expensive hifi gear."

I was like: "Yeah, uh huh, that sounds fucking rad."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvup_upSi2o
Slip inside a sleeping bag.
User avatar
dhex
Posts: 16374
Joined: 05 May 2010, 16:05
Location: 'murica

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dhex »

dbcooper wrote: 27 Oct 2020, 05:43 A Guardian critic once tried to land a "sick burn" against Michael Mann with something like: "If his characters weren't in his movies, they'd just sit in their sleek, modernist homes, and listen to Tangerine Dream on loop on expensive hifi gear."

I was like: "Yeah, uh huh, that sounds fucking rad."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvup_upSi2o
What's the problem here Graundian? That would be rad. Life goal.
"i ran over the cat and didnt stop just carried on with tears in my eyes joose driving my way to work." - God
User avatar
lunchstealer
Posts: 19194
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:25
Location: The Local Fluff in the Local Bubble

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by lunchstealer »

"If his characters weren't in his movies, they'd just be living the goddamned dream.
"Dude she's the Purdue Pharma of the black pill." - JasonL

"This thread is like a dog park where everyone lets their preconceptions and biases run around and sniff each others butts." - Hugh Akston

"That's just tokenism with extra steps." - Jake
User avatar
Warren
Posts: 30433
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:03
Location: Goat Rope MO
Contact:

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Warren »

lunchstealer wrote: 27 Oct 2020, 14:36 "If his characters weren't in his movies, they'd just be living the goddamned Tangerine Dream.
THIS SPACE FOR RENT
User avatar
Hugh Akston
Posts: 19859
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:51
Location: Elev. 5280 ft

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Hugh Akston »

So uh is that 38 minute video the whole album or a single track?
"Is a Lulztopia the best we can hope for?!?" ~Taktix®
"Somali pirates are beholden to their hostages in a way that the USG is not." ~Dangerman
User avatar
dbcooper
Posts: 18748
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:40

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper »

Hugh Akston wrote: 27 Oct 2020, 17:58 So uh is that 38 minute video the whole album or a single track?
Whole album.
Slip inside a sleeping bag.
User avatar
Hugh Akston
Posts: 19859
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:51
Location: Elev. 5280 ft

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Hugh Akston »

People keep sending me tiny desk concerts of bands they want me to check out, but they're never that great. Today I noticed a poster from one of my favorite bands in the background of one, so I looked up their tiny desk concert, and they picked three of the worst songs from their catalog to perform. So maybe the problem isn't the format or the bands so much as the set list.
"Is a Lulztopia the best we can hope for?!?" ~Taktix®
"Somali pirates are beholden to their hostages in a way that the USG is not." ~Dangerman
User avatar
dhex
Posts: 16374
Joined: 05 May 2010, 16:05
Location: 'murica

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dhex »

That's mostly true. It's an awkward venue but occasionally has that Sunday afternoon open mic vibe that works for some.

This is charming
youtu.be/mhyD2qchkEw

Dad rap exists in this space as well

youtu.be/Pvn20PjBa3k

Eta wtf is up with yt video embeds?

Fell into the rabbit hole don't really jive with the breeders but this opener rips

Youtu.be/CHMZW9kLpg0
Last edited by dhex on 28 Oct 2020, 22:07, edited 2 times in total.
"i ran over the cat and didnt stop just carried on with tears in my eyes joose driving my way to work." - God
User avatar
Hugh Akston
Posts: 19859
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:51
Location: Elev. 5280 ft

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Hugh Akston »

dhex wrote: 28 Oct 2020, 21:50 Eta wtf is up with yt video embeds?
They're not working at the moment. The current best practice is surrounding the url with the url tag.
https://youtu.be/mhyD2qchkEw
"Is a Lulztopia the best we can hope for?!?" ~Taktix®
"Somali pirates are beholden to their hostages in a way that the USG is not." ~Dangerman
User avatar
dbcooper
Posts: 18748
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:40

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper »

I'm going to become some horrible old bore talking about "the rhythm section".

Had an absolutely shitty day, working 13 hours for a shit sandwich. I gotta take the academic exit ...


(this youtube embed is grace jones)

https://youtu.be/h02LY6KnyoI
Slip inside a sleeping bag.
User avatar
dbcooper
Posts: 18748
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:40

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper »

"False nostalgia for the unremembered 80s":

https://youtu.be/4N1iwQxiHrs
Slip inside a sleeping bag.
User avatar
Hugh Akston
Posts: 19859
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:51
Location: Elev. 5280 ft

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Hugh Akston »

dbcooper wrote: 29 Oct 2020, 09:04 "False nostalgia for the unremembered 80s":

https://youtu.be/4N1iwQxiHrs
The Rockies leadoff hitter uses 'Your Love' as his walkup song. One of the best parts of watching games is everyone in the park singing along to it.
"Is a Lulztopia the best we can hope for?!?" ~Taktix®
"Somali pirates are beholden to their hostages in a way that the USG is not." ~Dangerman
User avatar
dbcooper
Posts: 18748
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:40

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper »

Hugh Akston wrote: 29 Oct 2020, 10:46
dbcooper wrote: 29 Oct 2020, 09:04 "False nostalgia for the unremembered 80s":

https://youtu.be/4N1iwQxiHrs
The Rockies leadoff hitter uses 'Your Love' as his walkup song. One of the best parts of watching games is everyone in the park singing along to it.
Nice.
Slip inside a sleeping bag.
User avatar
Kolohe
Posts: 14724
Joined: 06 May 2010, 10:51

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Kolohe »

They’ve remastered the video for George Michael’s Freedom. So all us heterosexual men born in the 1970s (& anyone else who wants) can gawk again at the golden age of supermodels, now in 4K HD.

https://youtu.be/kDXtCEMPsEc
when you wake up as the queen of the n=1 kingdom and mount your steed non sequiturius, do you look out upon all you survey and think “damn, it feels good to be a green idea sleeping furiously?" - dhex
User avatar
Eric the .5b
Posts: 15287
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 16:29

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Eric the .5b »

After decades of despising this track, Ministry put out an acoustic version of "Everyday is Halloween" last year that's...a Hell of a thing.
"Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."
Cet animal est très méchant / Quand on l'attaque il se défend.
User avatar
Highway
Posts: 13963
Joined: 12 May 2011, 00:22
Location: the Electric Ocean

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Highway »

I always liked the poppier-rockier ska punk from the 90s, although I didn't listen to much, especially if it didn't get even a minimum of radio airplay. So Youtube recommended some Goldfinger quarantine videos from the spring and early summer that are... really good. Listening to them compared to the original versions of the songs (which I honestly never listened to), the new versions are uniformly better. Better mixing and production, tight playing, great instrument tone, great harmony. It helps that a group like Goldfinger is basically a ska punk supergroup by this point, but still, really enjoyable to listen to:

Counting the Days

Superman

Spokesman (which sounds a lot better than the original, which has a sneer that just doesn't land as well in a song about authenticity, imo)
"Sharks do not go around challenging people to games of chance like dojo breakers."
User avatar
dbcooper
Posts: 18748
Joined: 05 May 2010, 15:40

Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper »

There are people who have dedicated substantial portions of their lives to deciphering and hunting down the hours of music produced for Michael Mann's The Keep (1983), which has never been released in any kind of not butchered cut.

Some of the tracks that have surfaced are fan favourite versions of their songs, or never otherwise released classics.

I'm grateful that one of them still has his website up:

http://www.kitrae.net/music/The%20Keep% ... Dream.html

It's still unclear if either of the two best tracks, Stealing the Silver Cross, and Evil Healing, were part of the original edit submitted by Mann. They are fucking bangers though. (A live version of the former was used in theatrical release.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_yQWpg80uE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsWk2aGYvxM
Slip inside a sleeping bag.
Post Reply