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Just another music thread.

 
 
neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2010 10:10 am
@msolga,
0h, I have to confess to being partial to instrumental music, but listenable
orchestra music doesn't seem in style anymore. A favorite of mine from the
past - 1956, to be exact - is a motion picture theme,"Picnic".

At the time, I was a projectionist for the day at my army unit while in the service overseas,
so that recording's a link to that day when I ran the movie.

See you later on a gardening thread. Just wanted to put in my two cents worth here.

By the way, Happy Holidays!
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 06:41 am
@neko nomad,
Just found your last post now, neko.
(Where oh where are my email updates? Neutral )

The Picnic theme music caused me to have a bit of a waltz around the room! Very Happy
And I loved the jukebox!

Happy holiday break to you & yours, too, neko.
Especially the furry critter members of your family!
Please give them a Christmas pat from me.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2011 01:16 am
Just fixed my computer sound system problems, with the assistance of my computer tech person! Smile
(Yesterday I posted music to Rocky's thread I could barely hear. Neutral )

Anyway, the return of music to my life is a BIG cause for celebration! I had no idea I would miss it quite so much!

First track: Baker Street.
Rest in peace, Gerry.
Much too early an age to leave . Sad

OK folks, turn your speaker volume up really loud! Absolutely essential.
This is a real classic.
Go Gerry!


Endymion
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jan, 2011 12:22 am
@msolga,

I did turn it up Olga - really loud!

(hey - nice thread)
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jan, 2011 01:33 am
@Endymion,
Good on you, Endy!

It deserved to be turned up really loud! Very Happy

(I'm gonna do it again, right now! Really loud. )

Thank you for enjoying the thread.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2011 12:20 am
Something to be soothed & inspired by ...
Just when you need it.
Well I do, anyway ... Smile

Another song of freedom ...


msolga
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2011 12:30 am
@msolga,
Pardon my indulgence ....

A boppier, more upbeat version of the same song.

Very nice, either way! Very Happy


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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2011 01:09 am
(Enjoying myself here, tracking down some old favourites on YouTube.)

Never mind the visual quality of this video .... the music is great!

I used to have a couple of Oliver De Coque LPs, years ago, before CDs were even dreamt of ...

One day I walked into this African music shop in Smith St, Collingwood & heard this unbelievably wonderful, joyful music, playing full-blast. (The staff were all dancing & bopping to it.)
"Who's that you're playing?", I asked, intrigued.
"Chief Oliver De Coque! Peoples' Social Club of Nigeria! You've never heard of him?" exclaimed the astonished African shop owner. "You are missing out on something very cool!"
So, naturally I bought a copy. And played it to death. Great for dancing around the house to! Smile

Anyway, Oliver's music still sounds pretty good in 2011.


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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jan, 2011 01:56 am
Playing lots of cherished old music from way back, still ...

I loved this Paul Simon song, way back in 1971.
I think I played this LP (the first Paul Simon solo recording, post Simon & Garfunkel) more than any other that year. I loved it.

A lot of quite melancholy songs on that record. All of them etched permanently on my brain. (How can that not happen if you played the stuff 34865 times in one year? Wink )

Anyway, I think this one was my favourite track (if I must choose!).
I'm posting the original recording, though their are later videos of Paul S performing it available on YouTube.
But they're not the original, are they? Smile




Peace like a river ...

Ah, peace like a river ran through the city
Long past the midnight curfew
We sat starry-eyed
Ooh, oh,we were satisfied
O-o-oh, And I remember
Misinformation followed us like a plague
Nobody knew from time to time
If the plans were changed
Oh, oh, oh, if the plans were changed.

You can beat us with wires
You can beat us with chains
You can run out your rules
But you know you can't outrun the history train
I seen a glorious day, aiee------


Ah, four in the morning
I woke up from out of my dreams
Nowhere to go but back to sleep
But I'm reconciled
Oh, oh, oh, I'm going to be up for a while
Oh, oh, oh, I'm going to be up for a while

Oh, oh, oh, I'm going to be up for a while
neko nomad
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 04:55 pm
@msolga,
Dear Ms.Olga: Miss Molly asked me to pass on
a few little kind words to brighten your day.
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 17 Feb, 2011 08:01 pm
@neko nomad,
Thank you, Miss Molly! Very Happy
neko nomad
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 07:54 am
@msolga,
Molly sends her regards. I had just let her out to look for some action in the backyard, as we're getting a break in the outside temperature this morning .
And now -

Here's a make-out number by Frank Sinatra from over fifty years ago. One for young servicemen to dream to at the time. The movie that featured it was totally forgettable, but this song lingers as a link to the year 1957, because it was on American Forces Network (AFN) radio all that summer.

I do believe it's going to be a good year for the garden from the looks of things so far.
neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2011 11:27 am
@neko nomad,
Take a listen to Joey from way,way back. Without Youtube even I
would forget such melody was played on your everyday local AM station. Who'd believe a pop song would feature woodwind accompaniment. Sounds like an oboe in there.

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neko nomad
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2011 07:26 am
Here are a couple of oldies from WWII days.

1. [San Antonio Rose


2. Rum And Coca Cola

Legend has it that 'San Antonio Rose' was the only record left intact on the jukebox
in a canteen damaged during the Pearl Harbor attack and got played only on December 7th
for many years afterward.
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 07:44 pm
Joni James' I lay Me Down To Sleep must surely have resonated with wives and sweethearts
left alone during the cold war buildup in the early to mid 1950's. This number is a link, for me, to a jukebox in the Kansas City train depot's cafeteria during a layover. It , along with the chart-topping flip side number,was repeatedly selected by a group of Italian types waiting in the depot with me. What a time it was.

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neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 09:22 pm
Mary Hopkin'sTenna Harbor provides a couple of minutes
escape from the gloomy cold day outside.

msolga
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 09:24 pm
@neko nomad,
You're on quite a roll here, neko!

And I'm enjoying listening. Smile
neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 09:40 pm
@msolga,
lol (rousting Miss Molly from my lap to reach my key board)--And such a pleasant time killer, too. Nice fast response, MsO.

Going to bed now, though. Did you see Oldtimer's flowers in Joys Of Gardening?
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 09:47 pm
@neko nomad,
Yes, I did see old timer on that thread, neko.

Did I ever tell you that I have an old timer of my own? (sad confession: far more neglected than yours)

Old timers have a way of continuing, carrying on , regardless.
Frankly, I am amazed at their resiliency.

Hugs to Miss Molly.

Sleep well, neko.

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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2011 12:30 am
Quiet afternoon, playing around with youtube, playing oldies I haven't heard for a while:

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