What Music Are You Listening To?

Ciggie

GCM

Edited to add this. Numbers at the end refer to the You Tube location.

Tracklist The Alternate Album 1 Give Peace A Chance (Rehearsal) 0:00 2 Cold Turkey (One To One Rehearsal) 1:28 3 Instant Karma! (Different Mix From 'Top Of The Pops') 5:51 4 Power To People (Rough Mix With Longer Intro And Outro) 9:27 5 Mother (Alternate Take, Different Beginning) 13:09 6 Woman Is The Nigger Of The World (Alternate Take With Count In, Runs Much Longer) 16:37 7 Imagine (Take 1) 22:12 8 Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Rough Mix, Almost Complete) 25:21 9 Mind Games (Rough Mix) 28:53 10 39 DreamMonitor Mix 33:01 11 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 37:49 The Alternates 12 Give Peace A Chance (Rehearsal Compolete Version, lasts 5,20) 41:09 13 Cold Turkey (Rough Mix From Acetate) 46:30 14 Instant Karma! (US Single Mix, Different Version) 51:26 15 Power To The People (Alternate Take, Early Runthrough) 54:40 16 Power To The People (Alternate Take, No Backing Vocals) 56:00 The Home Demos 17 Give Peace A Chance (Acoustic Guitar Demo) 58:48 18 Cold Turkey (Acoustic Guitar Demo) 59:15 19 Whatever Gets You Thru (Acoustic Guitar Demo) 1:02:41 20 #9 Dream (Acoustic Guitar Demo) 1:05:33 21 Happy Xmas "War Is Over" (Acoustic Guitar Demo, Only John On Vocals) 1:07:44 The Live Versions 22 Imagine (Live, Jerry Lewis TV Show) 1:11:00 23 Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Live With Elton John) 1:14:38
 
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Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer

Okay guys - those of you who have NEVER seen The Manics live....PROVE!

( you fukken saddos! )
 
Just been watching a programme on BBC4 on opera. I love opera but know nowt about it. I always thought that lots of it was very old, but this was written not that long ago.
I know you guys like the crazy and the obscure, but have some of the familiar:
 
I love opera.
One day I found a performance of The Nutcracker on sky arts channel. The wife was out so I settled down to enjoy it.
She returned home in the middle of the opera and Immediately switched channels, accusing me of being "too lazy to turn that crap off"
It simply never registered in her mind that I might prefer opera to Ant and Dec
 

Ciggie

GCM
I love opera.
One day I found a performance of The Nutcracker on sky arts channel. The wife was out so I settled down to enjoy it.
She returned home in the middle of the opera and Immediately switched channels, accusing me of being "too lazy to turn that crap off"
It simply never registered in her mind that I might prefer opera to Ant and Dec
I have to say I have never really been a great fan of opera aside from the odd famous aria...it used to piss me off when Radio 3 would devote a whole weekend to Wagner or similar at the price of Jazz Record requests and other mind-expanding progs. I know it's not all weight-challenged ( see how pc I am ;) ) people with their arms attempting to clasp around their protrubent bellies going HoHoHo Ho a la Santa Claus, but I've always thought ' For fuck's sake make your mind up, either do music or do drama, that way you might have a chance of getting one right'. Like most things some is very good, but I wouldn't go shelling out a couple of hundred notes for the pleasure. ( Doesn't always cost that much.......yer Luciano there actually did an open-air concert in my city in Slovakia, at a venue that at best can't handle more than about 2000, must have been about '94 so couldn't possibly have cost more than about 15 quid for th best seats. Unfortunately I wasn't in town or it would have been the second out of 3 operas / operatic performances I've paid to see.)
 
@Ciggie I think you might like this.
 
I love opera.
One day I found a performance of The Nutcracker on sky arts channel. The wife was out so I settled down to enjoy it.
She returned home in the middle of the opera and Immediately switched channels, accusing me of being "too lazy to turn that crap off"
It simply never registered in her mind that I might prefer opera to Ant and Dec
Don’t know if anyone has done these kinds of evenings....
It‘s not as bad as you think...
The ‘all-in-one‘ evening: bit of opera, ballet, you know the kind of thing. An ignoramus dipping his toe. Keg bitter at the interval. Performance goers in jeans (me).
They did the important bit of the Nutcracker and it was fantastic. I was a couple of rows back and when this singer breathed in, I could feel the air move.
This was no top performer, but I can see why one would splurge for an opera performance.
It is captivating.
 

BigT

LE

Okay guys - those of you who have NEVER seen The Manics live....PROVE!

( you fukken saddos! )
I saw them last year touring the 30th anniversary of This is my Truth. I took the evil twin because although at 19 she was late to the party the Manics are one of her favorite bands. As they took to the stage she squeezed my arm and said " thanks dad I never thought I'd see them live", it became oddly dusty in the theater. It was a cracking gig, I manged to find a decent spot to prop my phone so got most of it on video.
 

sunny james

War Hero
Hard to beat
I got a Google Home mini as part of a new combi boiler package and it's great for finding artists I've not heard of before. Just tell it to play an artist or genre and it streams a pot pouri of music or podcasts. Sound quality quite decent too for a little device. About £20 now.
 

Another funky one.
 
 
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