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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 12:42pm

Just as a general note of thanks to the group—just got back from driving all the way to Washington for my youngest's wedding. Mix discs all the way. Thanks for the soundtracks, everybody!
 
And when it was time for the bride & groom to waltz...the host had neglected to bring any waltz music. Mix disc to the rescue! Mine this time, but I made it for the group so it counts.

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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 12:37pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
 
I'm a huge Zappa fan so it tickles me that you're taking inspiration from one of his songs. Ultimately it's all about the music tho and this disc delivered.
 
Lots of new music to me—always appreciated! {#Cheers} Dave Mason's Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave starts with the riff from Neil Young's Old Man, then a CSNY tune after a bit. Nice.
 
Particularly enjoyed The Thorns, Keith Richards, Dar Williams, and Gradaddy. Keep up the good work!

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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 5:45am

 ColdMiser wrote:

if the stuff you are working on is anything like your Vinyl Spin Only posts it should be a doozy.

 
yeah, its a preview kinda, sorta ... {#Lol}

its a theme that I have been kicking around for a few years actually.  

Just hoping it works.  Halfway done.
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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 3:05am

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Just checking in.  Got mine, will be listening soon.

Working on my mix for this month.  Finally came up with a plan, a theme even.  {#Wink}

 
if the stuff you are working on is anything like your Vinyl Spin Only posts it should be a doozy.
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Posted: May 22, 2018 - 7:14am

Just checking in.  Got mine, will be listening soon.

Working on my mix for this month.  Finally came up with a plan, a theme even.  {#Wink}


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Posted: May 19, 2018 - 5:18pm

Hey, I finally got the artwork to post! {#Dancingbanana}Thank You Lazy for the tip.

For the mix, inspiration strikes from odd places sometimes. This one came direct from a song lyric in Frank Zappa's Stinkfoot. I stuck with the exact nine contractions he lists in the song. Funny if you search your song library for songs with Don't in the title you come up with enough for a double disc mix. But put in Hasn't and you get bupkis. So with a little help from the RP library I was able to cull the Blue Rodeo tune (completely new to me, Thanks Billy P!) and an internet search hit upon Elvis. 

My best gal Jill helped with the artwork once again. Since the song has a dog talking and using the contractions we decided to use our canines Scout & Alli for the photo shoot. They were happy to star in the show. Hope you Ain't disappointed with the effort. 
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Posted: May 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

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Posted: May 13, 2018 - 12:22pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
Kind of like the weather this year, April is coming in May via the US Postal Service. They are en route.

 
Got mine last week. Enjoyed it thoroughly yesterday and will on many future plays.
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Posted: May 10, 2018 - 1:40am

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Ha Ha, the Post Office "Couldn't" have got it there any faster. I went First Class since it was on the late side but "didn't" think it would come overnight.

 
Got it! Very clever theme!{#Cowboy}
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Posted: May 8, 2018 - 4:36am

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It's here!

See what I did there?

 
Ha Ha, the Post Office "Couldn't" have got it there any faster. I went First Class since it was on the late side but "didn't" think it would come overnight.
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Posted: May 7, 2018 - 9:25pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
Kind of like the weather this year, April is coming in May via the US Postal Service. They are en route.

It's here!

See what I did there?
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Posted: May 7, 2018 - 2:57pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
Kind of like the weather this year, April is coming in May via the US Postal Service. They are en route.

 
Well, *that* was fast! Got mine today!
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Posted: May 7, 2018 - 2:57pm

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This was a real treat.  Full of old friends and a few new ones.  How Can I Be Sure is one of my all time guilty pleasures.  One of many great songs from arguably the best single year of music ever, 1967.  Just plain love the Rascals.  But the real surprise was just thinking about these songs as a genre I never considered them to be.  Broadway Hotel, this explains a lot about Al Stewart.  Have the album, just don't recall it though, but I'll be pulling it soon and listening to the whole album with a bit of a different ear.  America is a song I listen to all the time but its always coupled with Save The Life Of My Child.  And Life's A Long Song, wow a long forgotten little ditty. I was peaking at the list by then and I'm going what is this and then it started playing and duh !.    Seen Tull so many times and Ian solo once.  Nice finisher.



 
Very happy you enjoyed it!  {#Smile}
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Posted: May 7, 2018 - 2:05pm

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Sorry about the protocol breach! I don't think I was scolded about that last time, but I will remember going forward!  And, again, thank you all for your kind words of appreciation!
My offering for March (tardy though it was) was "Do I Hear a Waltz?" My inspiration was the fact that I sometimes hear waltzes from the most unexpected sources, even when the tempo seems counter-intuitive to a traditional waltz.

Track Listing

1) Golden Brown – Hugh Cornwell w/Mariachi Mexteca: The Stranglers' "Golden Brown" is one of my favourite songs (chicks dig harpsichords), but when I heard this version, I was completely blown away!  Check out the video, too!

2)  How Can I Be Sure? – The Young Rascals: Although I was a wee thing in the mid to late 60s, as the baby of a large (and fairly much older) batch of siblings, I was surrounded by the music of the time, which is as familiar to me as that from my teen years

3) Waltz #2 (Elliott Smith) – Vitamin String Quartet: Throwing in a song or two with "waltz" in the title is a pretty obvious way to go, so for this one, I wanted to stretch it a bit. The Vitamin String Quartet is more of a project than an actual band, but their lovely take on Smith's heartbreakingly beautiful tune seemed like a perfect fit to me

4) 1941 (live) – Nilsson: Sometimes it seems that Nilsson is more famous for singing other people's songs, but he was a brilliant crafter of tunes in his own right. This particular song sounds simple and happy, but is punctuated with sighs of the unavoidable sadness of life

5) Once Around the Block (live) – Badly Drawn Boy: Normally, singer-songwriter types leave me a little uninspired; this one is a little more compelling

6) America – Simon & Garfunkel: Another of those 60s songs that lives in my head, although I confess that damned VW commercial made it bubble to the surface

7) Dead Melodies – Beck; Well, a waltz usually isn't the kind of dance music that comes to mind with Beck, but there's a first time for everything!

8) Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Neil Young: For whatever reason, this one is the most obvious waltz to my ears

9) Pop Quiz – Stereolab: Another atypical band for this theme

10) I Me Mine (alternate take) – The Beatles: One from the really cute and all-too-often overlooked Beatle

11) Anniversary Waltz – Blur: Kind of a piss take and not really "blurry," but what the hell, eh?

12) Sunrise, Sunset – OST from “Fiddler on the Roof”: I'm not really a musical fan, but this one hits it out of the park

13) Kiss from a Rose – Seal: Beautiful voice, beautiful imagery - and fortunately, I never saw the Batman movie in which it was featured, so there's nothing to ruin it for me

14) Back in Judy’s Jungle – Brian Eno: We really shouldn't be surprised by anything Eno does, especially when it hearkens back to traditional musical forms.

15) One of the Millions – XTC: One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums

16) Broadway Hotel – Al Stewart: A waltz tune always seems apropos for Mr. Stewart

17) Waltzing’s for Dreamers (live) – Richard Thompson: RT has probably written more beautiful songs that simply bring me to tears than any other artist.

18) New Amsterdam – Elvis Costello & The Attractions: A Costello waltz = a cynical waltz

19) Runaway – The Corrs: Not sure if I corrected the band name on the labe, so if your track listing has "The Coors" please accept my most sincere apologies. Just a nice little easy listening waltz with lovely harmonies

20) Army Dreamers – Kate Bush: In almost nursery rhyme-like fashion, Kate, a childless woman in her early 20s, nails the grief and guilt of a middle-aged mother who lost her adult son in a war.  How the hell does she do that? 

21) Life’s a Long Song – Jethro Tull: I am an unapologetic Tull fan, and I will have this one played at my funeral party



 
This was a real treat.  Full of old friends and a few new ones.  How Can I Be Sure is one of my all time guilty pleasures.  One of many great songs from arguably the best single year of music ever, 1967.  Just plain love the Rascals.  But the real surprise was just thinking about these songs as a genre I never considered them to be.  Broadway Hotel, this explains a lot about Al Stewart.  Have the album, just don't recall it though, but I'll be pulling it soon and listening to the whole album with a bit of a different ear.  America is a song I listen to all the time but its always coupled with Save The Life Of My Child.  And Life's A Long Song, wow a long forgotten little ditty. I was peaking at the list by then and I'm going what is this and then it started playing and duh !.    Seen Tull so many times and Ian solo once.  Nice finisher.


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Posted: May 7, 2018 - 3:32am

Kind of like the weather this year, April is coming in May via the US Postal Service. They are en route.
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Posted: Apr 29, 2018 - 5:48pm

 maryte wrote:
Sorry about the protocol breach! I don't think I was scolded about that last time, but I will remember going forward!  And, again, thank you all for your kind words of appreciation!
My offering for March (tardy though it was) was "Do I Hear a Waltz?" My inspiration was the fact that I sometimes hear waltzes from the most unexpected sources, even when the tempo seems counter-intuitive to a traditional waltz.

Track Listing

1) Golden Brown – Hugh Cornwell w/Mariachi Mexteca: The Stranglers' "Golden Brown" is one of my favourite songs (chicks dig harpsichords), but when I heard this version, I was completely blown away!  Check out the video, too!

2)  How Can I Be Sure? – The Young Rascals: Although I was a wee thing in the mid to late 60s, as the baby of a large (and fairly much older) batch of siblings, I was surrounded by the music of the time, which is as familiar to me as that from my teen years

3) Waltz #2 (Elliott Smith) – Vitamin String Quartet: Throwing in a song or two with "waltz" in the title is a pretty obvious way to go, so for this one, I wanted to stretch it a bit. The Vitamin String Quartet is more of a project than an actual band, but their lovely take on Smith's heartbreakingly beautiful tune seemed like a perfect fit to me

4) 1941 (live) – Nilsson: Sometimes it seems that Nilsson is more famous for singing other people's songs, but he was a brilliant crafter of tunes in his own right. This particular song sounds simple and happy, but is punctuated with sighs of the unavoidable sadness of life

5) Once Around the Block (live) – Badly Drawn Boy: Normally, singer-songwriter types leave me a little uninspired; this one is a little more compelling

6) America – Simon & Garfunkel: Another of those 60s songs that lives in my head, although I confess that damned VW commercial made it bubble to the surface

7) Dead Melodies – Beck; Well, a waltz usually isn't the kind of dance music that comes to mind with Beck, but there's a first time for everything!

8) Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Neil Young: For whatever reason, this one is the most obvious waltz to my ears

9) Pop Quiz – Stereolab: Another atypical band for this theme

10) I Me Mine (alternate take) – The Beatles: One from the really cute and all-too-often overlooked Beatle

11) Anniversary Waltz – Blur: Kind of a piss take and not really "blurry," but what the hell, eh?

12) Sunrise, Sunset – OST from “Fiddler on the Roof”: I'm not really a musical fan, but this one hits it out of the park

13) Kiss from a Rose – Seal: Beautiful voice, beautiful imagery - and fortunately, I never saw the Batman movie in which it was featured, so there's nothing to ruin it for me

14) Back in Judy’s Jungle – Brian Eno: We really shouldn't be surprised by anything Eno does, especially when it hearkens back to traditional musical forms.

15) One of the Millions – XTC: One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums

16) Broadway Hotel – Al Stewart: A waltz tune always seems apropos for Mr. Stewart

17) Waltzing’s for Dreamers (live) – Richard Thompson: RT has probably written more beautiful songs that simply bring me to tears than any other artist.

18) New Amsterdam – Elvis Costello & The Attractions: A Costello waltz = a cynical waltz

19) Runaway – The Corrs: Not sure if I corrected the band name on the labe, so if your track listing has "The Coors" please accept my most sincere apologies. Just a nice little easy listening waltz with lovely harmonies

20) Army Dreamers – Kate Bush: In almost nursery rhyme-like fashion, Kate, a childless woman in her early 20s, nails the grief and guilt of a middle-aged mother who lost her adult son in a war.  How the hell does she do that? 

21) Life’s a Long Song – Jethro Tull: I am an unapologetic Tull fan, and I will have this one played at my funeral party



 
I have to say I'm listening to music with a different ear after this mix. I've had a few, "Wow, this would fit right into Maryte's Waltz mix" moments. I wonder how many of these artists started out with a waltz in mind as they composed {#Ask} My highlights

Golden Brown - an ear worm if there ever was one. I dug the Mariachi version and when I shared it with a FB acquaintance she hit back with some cool covers in polka style. 
Young Rascals - I've always loved this song, even though I was 3 when it came out. Must have been on heavy rotation on Mom's AM radio
Badly Drawn Boy - New to me, but in my wheelhouse musically. 
Stereolab - who? Being turned onto new stuff is what makes being in this club a great part of life
Blur - had a cool carnival sound
Fiddler - My folks were big into soundtracks of Broadway musicals so I'm very familiar with this. Didn't like it when I was younger, have a more appreciative mind now. Might just have to dig out the vinyl mom passed down to me recently. 
XTC - I thought this was the least waltzy song on the mix, but also one of the best. 
Waltzing for Dreamers - RT can make the alphabet song special, so of course he's going to make a beautiful waltz. Guys a GENIUS. 

Thanks for a GREAT disc and theme. Protocol, smotocol...glad you put up the list with your background though. {#Dance}

Oh, and I'm done with my April contribution but wanted to give Maryte's mix room to breathe, so I'm mailing out next weekend. 
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Posted: Apr 28, 2018 - 9:52pm

Sorry about the protocol breach! I don't think I was scolded about that last time, but I will remember going forward!  And, again, thank you all for your kind words of appreciation!
My offering for March (tardy though it was) was "Do I Hear a Waltz?" My inspiration was the fact that I sometimes hear waltzes from the most unexpected sources, even when the tempo seems counter-intuitive to a traditional waltz.

Track Listing

1) Golden Brown – Hugh Cornwell w/Mariachi Mexteca: The Stranglers' "Golden Brown" is one of my favourite songs (chicks dig harpsichords), but when I heard this version, I was completely blown away!  Check out the video, too!

2)  How Can I Be Sure? – The Young Rascals: Although I was a wee thing in the mid to late 60s, as the baby of a large (and fairly much older) batch of siblings, I was surrounded by the music of the time, which is as familiar to me as that from my teen years

3) Waltz #2 (Elliott Smith) – Vitamin String Quartet: Throwing in a song or two with "waltz" in the title is a pretty obvious way to go, so for this one, I wanted to stretch it a bit. The Vitamin String Quartet is more of a project than an actual band, but their lovely take on Smith's heartbreakingly beautiful tune seemed like a perfect fit to me

4) 1941 (live) – Nilsson: Sometimes it seems that Nilsson is more famous for singing other people's songs, but he was a brilliant crafter of tunes in his own right. This particular song sounds simple and happy, but is punctuated with sighs of the unavoidable sadness of life

5) Once Around the Block (live) – Badly Drawn Boy: Normally, singer-songwriter types leave me a little uninspired; this one is a little more compelling

6) America – Simon & Garfunkel: Another of those 60s songs that lives in my head, although I confess that damned VW commercial made it bubble to the surface

7) Dead Melodies – Beck; Well, a waltz usually isn't the kind of dance music that comes to mind with Beck, but there's a first time for everything!

8) Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Neil Young: For whatever reason, this one is the most obvious waltz to my ears

9) Pop Quiz – Stereolab: Another atypical band for this theme

10) I Me Mine (alternate take) – The Beatles: One from the really cute and all-too-often overlooked Beatle

11) Anniversary Waltz – Blur: Kind of a piss take and not really "blurry," but what the hell, eh?

12) Sunrise, Sunset – OST from “Fiddler on the Roof”: I'm not really a musical fan, but this one hits it out of the park

13) Kiss from a Rose – Seal: Beautiful voice, beautiful imagery - and fortunately, I never saw the Batman movie in which it was featured, so there's nothing to ruin it for me

14) Back in Judy’s Jungle – Brian Eno: We really shouldn't be surprised by anything Eno does, especially when it hearkens back to traditional musical forms.

15) One of the Millions – XTC: One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums

16) Broadway Hotel – Al Stewart: A waltz tune always seems apropos for Mr. Stewart

17) Waltzing’s for Dreamers (live) – Richard Thompson: RT has probably written more beautiful songs that simply bring me to tears than any other artist.

18) New Amsterdam – Elvis Costello & The Attractions: A Costello waltz = a cynical waltz

19) Runaway – The Corrs: Not sure if I corrected the band name on the labe, so if your track listing has "The Coors" please accept my most sincere apologies. Just a nice little easy listening waltz with lovely harmonies

20) Army Dreamers – Kate Bush: In almost nursery rhyme-like fashion, Kate, a childless woman in her early 20s, nails the grief and guilt of a middle-aged mother who lost her adult son in a war.  How the hell does she do that? 

21) Life’s a Long Song – Jethro Tull: I am an unapologetic Tull fan, and I will have this one played at my funeral party


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Posted: Apr 28, 2018 - 2:49pm

Just a protocol note—post the track list! {#Whisper}

So I mentioned that I had a similar idea for a theme and I wasn't kidding. I also wasn't kidding that I like this one better than mine, tho I may still get to it. Damn curve-raisers.

And I do love the waltz as both a musical and dance form. I also love Elliot Smith, and when the Portland Cello Project played here after cutting a disc of Elliot Smith covers (to e.s.—it's really good) and they didn't play my favorite Elliot Smith song I figured it had be on the album, right? Nope. But now I have a lovely chamber music version I can play for dancers at my next recorded music dance gig. It'll break their hearts but in a good way. This really fills a hole for me.

OK, they play it more like a minuet than a waltz, but it'll work.

I gotta congratulate you on your ear—I couldn't count how many times I've listened to Only Love Can Break Your Heart without realizing it's in waltz time. True of most of the tunes I was familiar with—fresh insight. And some terrific surprises here: Golden Brown done mariachi style? Yow, that was cool. Once Around the Block reminded me of Al Stewart. One of the Millions made me realize I wasn't as familiar with XTC as I thought. The Kate Bush sounded like a childhood fever dream, creepy/interesting.

Discs like this are why I'm in this club.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2018 - 5:55am

 sirdroseph wrote:
It has definitely been confirmed that you and I probably have the most similar musical taste of any one I have been in a club with.  The risk of such a thing is that usually there is more of a chance you already listen to a lot of the songs, but for the most part we have been getting lucky.  I have other songs from most of these artist but in most cases, not these particular songs.  Amazing you got a Beatles recording that I have not heard, that is no small feat.{#Notworthy}   Not being a musician, I never thought of songs in this manner as to what is the time signature.  Didn't think of most of these songs as waltzes, but by golly they are!{#Boohoo}

Highlights:


Golden Brown - like this version better than the stranglers version.  This song should have acoustic guitar doing that riff.

How Can I Be Sure - One of those long lost forgotten tunes for me, great to hear after all these years!

Lol never thought I would hear Elliot Smith all violins; admittedly would rather have heard the man himself, but it is just a beautiful song and one of my Smith favorites.

1941 - another buried 70s treasure. Usually a Kurtster specialty. Did you catch that fairly recent Nillson documentary? Just wonderful and heartbreaking, what a talent.

Once Around the Block -Haven't heard this version; BDB can do no wrong in my book, one of those rare artist I don't think I have heard a song that I didn't like from.

Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Cool to look at these songs as waltzes, never even thought about it before, well this is one of my favorite waltzes.

Pop Quiz - thought I had just about all Stereolab, but I don't think I have heard this one, cool.

I Me Mine - It is rare to hear a recording from The Beatles that you have not heard before,, well done.

Sunrise Sunset - Not a musical kind of guy, but I love this musical. Such a terrific song.

Kiss From A Rose - Luvs me some Seal

Back in Judy's Jungle - Ahh the ubiquitous and amorphous Brian Eno. Dude everywhere man. Shades of Syd Barrett very Velvet Goldminish if there is such a thing, I think there is, I know there is.

One of the Millions - Total time warp to the 80s.

New Amsterdam - Not a huge Costello fan, but this is a really nice tune.
 


 

Glad you and others have enjoyed this! My brain works in pattern-matching ways, so the waltz thing seemed an obvious way to go! 
And, after reporting the delay in delivery (and preparing to head down to the post office to request a refund and ship another copy), I just received notification that rmgman's CD is scheduled for delivery today!  Woohoo!  It's only been sitting in Dallas for over two weeks!  
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