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  1. 10 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

    I have a theory that she is obsessed with becoming president and hasn't given up.  She is "biding" her time until the Dems realize that she is their best hope and beg her to come on board as VP.  Also becomes the best "fill-in" if they decide Joe becomes to much of a liability (health/voter questioning health).  

    "biden" her time, please

  2. 4 hours ago, mphtrilogy said:

    this is the third leg for me with my 3 favorite jazz records, with kind of blue and time out already gone... I better grab it now, I do have a lot of other favorites and am getting very deep into Jazz now, but this a long time favorite and I play this most often...

    rd 33 - bill evans - sunday at the village vanguard - 1961

    • my man's gone now
    • all of you



    gosh darn, this was probably going to be one of my next selections.  Good choice.

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  3. 4 hours ago, MAC_32 said:

    I gave both Dirt and Facelift a spin last week. The others not drafted yet either. Just too many skips on them. Some of their songs can't be done well if they went light (We Die Young is a legendary cut), but I think the versatile ones are better when the mood is turned to somber. It was unreasonably deflating deleting this band from my list.

    Which ones were skips?

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    Pulling a bit of an endrun here to get a bunch more Decemberists songs, but I really love the sound quality and voice quality of this album and it is really so good to play at any time.

    "Devil's Elbow"

    "We Both Go Down Together" 

    "Evoking a Campfire Singalong"

    "The Gymnast, High Above the Ground" 

    "Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect/Dreams"

    "Dracula's Daughter"


    "A Brief Introduction to Shirley Collins"

    "Barbara Allen" (traditional)

    "The Engine Driver"

    "On the Bus Mall"

    "A Skull, a Ship, and a Sheep" 

    "California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade/Ask"

    "The Bachelor and the Bride"

    "A Cautionary Song"

    "Red Right Ankle

    "Bandit Queen"

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  5. 31.13



    Would have preferred Things Fall Apart, but after that, this is my favorite Roots album top to bottom (though there are several individual songs on other albums that I probably like better).  This is probably their most "studio" album and I'm not exactly sure why they did that, but I do like the production and Malik being more prominent.


    Push Up Ya Lighter

    added to playlist


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  6. 1 minute ago, DocHolliday said:

    Boom.   My favorite Chains album.  It’s tough to beat their debut but the songs were crafted better songs and improved their sound.  That sound.   That sound.  

    yeah, i went with a couple of the more well-known tracks for the playlist, but listening through again, every song is really good.  no skips on the island for that one.

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  7. 14 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:




    Songs later

    damn, i must have listened to this album way more than i even remember.  i've certainly been a huge fan of their sound and would mix in some of their songs, especially the unplugged, into my regular spotify listening.  But i certainly haven't listened to this whole album in maybe 20 years, but i know every song and everything feels totally familiar.  weird.

    down in a hole


    added to playlist

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  8. 1 hour ago, rockaction said:

    Dr. Octagon - 3000 - I was thinking about taking this classic album in a diptych with Deltron 3030. I wouldn't have picked this song, necessarily, but I like it. I skip around a lot with hip hop and listen to single songs, mainly, unless it's a concept album that demands you appreciate the cohesive narrative. So I've heard it before, as this is a concept album, just not as much as other songs. I like it. 

    what songs would you have taken, out of curiosity?

  9. 28.28



    Going on an eponymous album run here.  Would have considered the Joni album and Metheny album where he was featured, but I really love this too.  Unfortunately, only 2 of the tracks are Spotify, so we will go with those.  Donna Lee would definitely have been in the running for my choices.  Come on, Come Over or Portrait of Tracy  or Cha-Cha.  I don't know, a lot of them would have been up there.

    "Donna Lee" (Charlie Parker or Miles Davis)

    "Come On, Come Over" (featuring Sam & Dave) (Jaco Pastorius, Bob Herzog) 


    "Kuru/Speak Like a Child" (Pastorius, Herbie Hancock)

    "Portrait of Tracy"

    "Opus Pocus"

    "Okonkolé Y Trompa" (Pastorius, Don Alias)

    "(Used to Be a) Cha-Cha"

    "Forgotten Love"

    Bonus tracks on 2000 reissue:

    "6/4 Jam" (previously unreleased)

    added to playlist

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  10. 19 minutes ago, Steve Tasker said:

    Rumor is that tonight's hot spot is a shopping/dining district about a 10 minute walk from my house.  My in-laws live about 4 houses off the main drag right in the heart of it.  Lots of shattered windows last night, someone tried to burn down city hall.  Curfew tonight is at 9 PM county-wide.  I'm in solidarity with the protesters, just hope everyone stays safe and businesses don't get looted.

    yeesh, in Buffalo?

    be safe.  this is crazy.  it supposedly has spread out of downtown Philadelphia and into some of the suburbs.  hope krista, eephus and everyone else near hornets' nests all stay safe.

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  11. 1 hour ago, rockaction said:

    I also think that both in lyrical content and delivery, they're a little more old school,

    hmm, i don't feel that way about el-p at all, although he might be a little different now that in the co flow and solo days.  i guess i can't speak for current rTJ fans, but co flow seemed like they crossed over a lot with the backpack rap crew (despite his beef with sole) which was certainly predominantly white and i think had a certain crossover with indie and punk rock and i always thought that the connection stemmed from there.

    but i can't say for sure (and don't mean to short shrift any of your other ideas, just this line stood out to me.

  12. 26.28 (happy, krista?!)



    E.S. Posthumus was an independent musicgroup that produced a form of 21st-century classical music/epic music that intertwined popular style drum rhythms with orchestral and electronic sounds. Their music is inspired by the Pythagorean philosophy which states that "music is the harmonization of opposites; the conciliation of warring elements". The E.S. is an acronym for "Experimental Sounds" while Posthumus (Latin: posthumus, meaning "after death"; pronounced the same as Latin postumus (no 'h'), meaning "last") is a word that is meant to represent "all things past", suggesting the music was inspired by things that have ended, some time after they ended.

    In keeping with the theme of "all things past", each of the thirteen tracks on the album is named after an ancient and abandoned or destroyed city.

    i first became aware of these guys because I was wondering how snowgoons developed these rich majestic beats and came to learn that snowgoons was sampling a lot of esp’s stuff.  Then I heard one of their tracks as nfl bumper music and later learned that they did a fair amount of tv scoring.

    anyway, sadly enough, one half of the duo died in 2010, but they made some pretty cool stuff in their time.









    "Lepcis Magna"





  13. 1 minute ago, rockaction said:

    :D I'd toss these back and pick others if I knew people were taking them. I figured solo El-P from 2012 might just fly under the radar, but you did pick RJD2 and often participate in all sorts of ways in the hip hop thread and know more than I do, frankly. But long story short: lots of albums worthy of the island over here. 

    It’s fine.  I just happened to be listening to that yesterday and thinking about it.

    considering preemptively selecting RTJ4

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  14. Just now, rockaction said:

    Round 29.38 - Cancer 4 Cure - El-P (2012)

    The finest solo effort from El-P,  the Run The Jewels stalwart, previously an underground indie rapper. This is him in a previous iteration of himself. Cancer 4 Cure, as it were, is El-P's testament to paranoia, borderline schizophrenic, but always reasoned, always rational. Never delusionally grandiose, yet rooted in a firm fear of the system under which we live. It’s performed under the assertion and belief that there is someone out to get you, somewhere, wherever you are – because of something you have said or done before. The lyrics are dystopian. The anger over being a pawn in the game seethes with every track. There’s a ripping sense of humor that goes along with it, one that those already in the know indeed do know. An appropriate album for the events of the day. Selections include the outright dance/techno trance banger and William Burroughs-introduced "Request Denied" and "Drones Over BKYLN"

    Request Denied

    Drones Over BKYLN

    Dammit x 2

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  15. 10 minutes ago, MAC_32 said:

    Round 29 - Refused, The Shape of Punk to Come (1997)

    The reason I was terrified when @rockaction entered this draft. How they slipped under my radar before then I don’t know. But they did. And with his help a few years ago that was corrected. I felt pretty good about this not being on anyone else’s radar, so – thank you for going the shtick route on this thing so I didn’t panic pick it a dozen or so rounds ago.

    New Noise