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Old people and new music?

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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 02:06 AM
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originally posted by: droid56
Am I the only old person still interested in new music of the alternative variety?


Here is a fairly popular band that has just crossed my radar for some reason. They seem to be killing it on the old school sort of folk rock feel. I am sure you will appreciate it.

A brit band with a banjo..gotta love it.
This is a Simon and Garfunkel song they redid in their own style...you might recognize it. here is one of theirs:

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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 02:20 AM
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How about a little of column A and a little column B:




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 02:21 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12
67 isn't old


My current passion is J rock girl bands, like this.


J rock...ahh
kakui desu

But since you brought up the J, gotta hit on the beast that is babymetal


Although if you're gonna take a trip to the blessed island of the sun, might as well go full nippon with wagakki band



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: droid56

The big problem is that it is NOT music anymore simple as that, very few of these so called artists can sing, can even play an instrument and need digital processing to make them sound like something worth listening to.

The real death of quality came with the introduction of digital music, oh it's convenient and I even had one of the old Diamond Rio MP3 players when they first came out, used various sound blaster sound cards' in my PC's because I could not afford a turtle beach but they were just as good anyway and do know that digital can be good especially if it at a high enough sampling rate but in general even CD quality digital is inferior to a crisp and clear analogue audio recording.

Being from the UK this death of the music scene also happened about the time of the rise of HOUSE which was basically druggy music, some was good but most needed you to be stoned or on ecstasy which were the illicit drugs of the late 80's early 90's just to enjoy it and in fact most of it was simple repeating drum bass with a very basic advert like catchy tune thrown on top, in other word's house was crap, utterly crap.

But there are some good musician's even today not that I listen to them anymore having lost interest in music other than my old collection of track's.

BUT it will always be subjective, the young are given what the corporate music labels' want to give them and they have to choose from that what they like so REALLY they do not get a choice and it is all engineered to sell, now and then a good track does come along though but nothing to grab my attention.



OK I am being unfair there is some fantastic music out there but as we get old we remember the track's we loved AND often when we go hunting them on the net get a shock because they are not as good as we remember.
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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 04:43 AM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

They are cool, a bit cacophonous for my ear's but complex and extremely well done, I would perhaps like it more if I could speak Japanese and understand what they were singing about.
You know there is an interesting fact, the Japanese use the opposite hemisphere of the brain to listen to music to westerner's
experiencing-japan.blogspot.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 05:22 AM
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a reply to: droid56

I'll be 65 soon and I do enjoy some of the new music,my middle son had a band since he was 14,I like old rock,but like a sports star,you should slowly sink into the west,I can't see how these people pay exorbinant amount of money to see 70 yr old men perform,in truth they sound better on my stereo some remakes of old hit's do annoy me,but I guess thats what getting old is about



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 05:22 AM
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a reply to: droid56

I'll be 65 soon and I do enjoy some of the new music,my middle son had a band since he was 14,I like old rock,but like a sports star,you should slowly sink into the west,I can't see how these people pay exorbinant amount of money to see 70 yr old men perform,in truth they sound better on my stereo some remakes of old hit's do annoy me,but I guess thats what getting old is about



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 07:33 AM
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And another old fart weighs in.
Always looking for some new tunes, new artists. in that search I was probably the last to run into Sonny Landreth's stuff. So embarrassing that was!
Or the treasure trove that is digital to dust.
www.dust-digital.com...

Being lazy I go with the flow and let shows like Thistle and Shamrock, World Cafe, WYEP & WXPN do their thing and introduce me to new/old things. If I'm feeling nervy I go exploring Viking metal. The smithsonian archives have tons of material as well.

People who are stuck in the 70's/80's bore me silly. I'll listen to almost anything once, no harm in branching out!



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:55 AM
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I appreciate variety.
I can go from Glen Miller Band to Dillinger Escape Plan.
Fantomas to Edie Brickell.
Hank 3 to Debussy.
Ween is always a bag of surprises.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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New bands that keep the classic vibe alive....



and




In a class all her own!




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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

You might be interested in something I stumbled across....Richard Thompson, Sonny Landreth and some others have tutorials and discuss their picking styles on YouTube. That rabbit hole started with me trying to figure out why I love Mark Knophler's stuff, questions like what key is he playing in etc....

It spiraled after that!

I got lost in a bunch of artists tutorials and them talking about being told "How" they play is wrong and how they stumbled into their own sounds....Landreth does a interesting thing with playing higher up on the neck with his slide as he simultaneously plays the lower end of his guitar and pulls some amazing sounds out.

A totally new way of musical thinking. It blew my mind.
Their finger work also was educational.

THIS is now a classic and if you haven't seen it, well, again...mindblowing.


Johnson makes instruments out of all kinds of things, but this is my fav cause I LOVE the song.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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I just discovered this.
Pretty sure you will be impressed.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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Classic progressions, classic riffs, and rocks in any language.




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Some good picking and such a happy little song...heheheheh


Not that many people have heard of him, but he built "Git Steel" just for his own style.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: LABTECH767
They are cool, a bit cacophonous for my ear's but complex and extremely well done, I would perhaps like it more if I could speak Japanese and understand what they were singing about.
You know there is an interesting fact, the Japanese use the opposite hemisphere of the brain to listen to music to westerner's
experiencing-japan.blogspot.co.uk...


Well babymetal is just jpop meets metal..a megaband but not really something for the uninitiated. Wagakki Band however is more for people wanting to experiencing something new without a prerequisite to liking loud banging drums and such.

As far as understanding the music..hmm...so music has many functions I think. First and foremost imo is that it is to provoke an emotion..and often music doesn't need to be understood word by word to have emotions swell (hense classical music). Basically, its how the song effects you with its peaks and valleys...does it envoke sadness or joy, etc.
Perfect example would be this video..you wont understand a word (well, you will understand 2) but chances are it will give you some pretty intense emotions by simply viewing/listening to it.


Fascinating fact about the japanese brain..I wonder what it means and how its different.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: Caver78
a reply to: skunkape23

Some good picking and such a happy little song...heheheheh


Not that many people have heard of him, but he built "Git Steel" just for his own style.

Seem him a few times in Austin.
Absolute master of that wonky geetwanger.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

Actually I have to confess I have listened to a few more of there track's and they are starting to grow on me, well they must be for me to listen to them.

Off topic subject but back in 98 I was over there for a company I used to work for, Loved the people and think though perhaps too westernized they still have a lot to offer and though hidden under the modern Japan there culture does still exist.

Saw perhaps the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in my life there, now I am not one that goes for Asian lady's (more blond's and brunettes for me) and it was not a sexy kind of beauty more a serene kind, the kind of woman you could just look at all day though that would have been exceptionally rude especially in there culture, I would say she was in her thirty's but the only word I can apply is exquisite.

Also I had that whole strange feeling, like you know a place but have been away for a very long time almost like when you come home but different, half remembered and more at the emotional level until we drove out of Tokyo into the hill's to visit one of my employer's factory's there and on the journey we passed what I think was an old Shinto shrine and though I only saw it for a moment it was so extremely familiar, I knew there was a temple up that path I saw in the wood's leading past the stone shrine but could not verify it, I also had a terrible feeling of terror when our host took us to view the pacific, I am a big guy but something about that water I NEVER feel looking at the Irish sea near where I live just felt dangerous and unpredictable and I could not wait to get away from the coast there, now maybe I was just picking up on thing's like subconscious impression from the TV I may have stored in my memory's at a deep level or just maybe it was something more.

Also had one of the most embarrassing moment's if rather funny, we were in a crowded restaurant and the two guy's I was with both stuck the chop stick's up there noses and made me photograph them, the Japanese did not look, they seldom meet your gaze (still amazes me how crowded the Tokyo city street's were compared to were I live) and even when talking tend to look downward but I got the impression they were not impressed.

I would love to go back there some day but not on a business trip.
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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: droid56

Dude, branch out. You mentioned only popular rock music. I saw Hendrix, the Stones and Dylan live back in the day. Not the Beatles.

If you want new music branch out. Get away from the popular stuff and delve into other stuff. Try some Coltrane or Miles Davis. Or you could go big band and check out some old Woody Herman or Maynard Fergison.

Maybe some of the old Womans State Choir of Bulgaria knocked me out when I first heard them. And old favorite group for me was a group called Zap Mama. Oh, and look into Dave Bromberg.

Classical. Some Stravinsky or Respigi. Maybe some celtic music like The Boys of the Lock or Planxty or The Bothy Band.
I'm currently into sonic stuff. Music for the head. Grooving stuff. Try some Michael Sterns or Steve Roach.

There are countless groups and styles over the last fifty years that are still incredible, it's just that most of the never made the big bills because not enough people were turned on to them. And that's the deal. Radios and labels promote popular music because it sells and all the other music that is creative and new and fresh goes by the way because all most people want is exactly what other people are already listening to. That stuff, popular music has always been very limited in it's scope. If a certain style has gotten air play and people have heard it then they back groups that are already established.

Get onto spotify and experiment. Plug in one or two groups and they will offer up others of the same style. Go crazy, you only have a few years left. I'm seventy by the way and am also sick of the whole popular music scene.


Did Miles Davis and Stravinsky many years ago.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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Interesting. And the answer is that almost nobody my age (67) is seeking out new alternative music.
But there's nothing wrong with that.



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