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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby LauraK » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:24 pm

I only saw the opening of SNL (when I said "Wow- he's shorter than I thought he was...") and then the last few seconds of him singing....we're bad channel-flippers and were watching something else. Oh, and we caught part of the news, meh.
I probably should go to Hulu and check it out....is SNL on Hulu? I know NBC is rabid over it not being on YT.
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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby mohumbhai mania » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:41 pm

Oooh, Cee-Lo is also part of the Dungeon Family, an all-star group with members of Outkast. Their album cover is amazing. And the record is quite good, too.

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And here's Cee-Lo's cah-ray-zay and wonderful "Closet Freak." Ten years old and it's still amazing. I thought this song and vid would have made him a household name.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby LauraK » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:03 pm

:doh:
Can you tell I'd never heard either version until recently? I saw stuff for his song F@#k You and had no idea Forget You was just the "clean" version, lol!
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Re: What are you listening to?

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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby ItsAllRyche » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:15 am

Hey Noch, I checked that out today...such a great musician and he can do no wrong.
I so love Eddie Vedder. :clap:
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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby mockingbird » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:33 am

I'm listening to it right now. It's amazing. I'm not even done listening to it the first time and I'm already looking forward to listening to it again. :lol:

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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby SheWolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:36 pm

I put off listening to it for a bit when it came out because I was torn - I'm such a fan of Eddie's voice and melodies but not of the uke ( :doomed:). I listened and the songs and his voice are insanely gorgeous, a few songs work well on uke but the sound gets old fast for me. I sooooooo wish this had been an acoustic guitar album coz I'd have it on replay constantly but I'll give it another chance.
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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby mockingbird » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:42 pm

SheWolf wrote:I put off listening to it for a bit when it came out because I was torn - I'm such a fan of Eddie's voice and melodies but not of the uke ( :doomed:).

*gasp* :o ;)

He plays it like a guitar. Only Eddie Vedder could pour so much angst into songs played on a ukulele, lol.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby ItsAllRyche » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:51 pm

mockingbird wrote: He plays it like a guitar. Only Eddie Vedder could pour so much angst into songs played on a ukulele, lol.


You said that perfectly Mock. :clap:

I am daydreaming now about Eddie, ukulele, beach, sunset,wine... hmmmm.
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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby SheWolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:32 pm

mockingbird wrote:He plays it like a guitar.
I'm not sure exactly what that means but I think I hear it. It doesn't sound traditionally uke-y in parts.

mockingbird wrote:Only Eddie Vedder could pour so much angst into songs played on a ukulele, lol.
The 2 things are diametrically opposed hence my slight reluctance to completely embrace it. You can't glean a soulful, ballsy sound from a uke therefore IMHO Eddie is sold a bit short in this set up. Imagine some of these songs on piano and/or acoustic guitar? Guh.....
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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby SheWolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:37 pm

I just heard Eddie Vedder with Cat Power doing Tonight You Belong to Me on uke on the radio. Tre cool. 8)
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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby mockingbird » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:30 am

SheWolf wrote:You can't glean a soulful, ballsy sound from a uke

I respectfully disagree. Ballsy soulful uke is different than on a guitar, it is true. Ukes aren't as dramatic, because they don't have the same bass notes, but they can still sound soulful. Ukes are better at 7ths than guitar, which is a pretty soulful note. Anyway I like that EV used a uke for these songs. I think if he had done them on guitar they would have sounded a bit overblown. The uke makes them sound more understated and personal. :dunno: JMHO. ;)

shewolf wrote:I just heard Eddie Vedder with Cat Power doing Tonight You Belong to Me on uke on the radio. Tre cool.

Another friend said they heard it today too. 8) Isn't it odd they chose such a traditional song for the single? If someone bought the CD based on that song they would be in for a surprise, lol.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby SheWolf » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:23 pm

It's funny, I love Cat Power and the song but I think it's far from the best song on the LP so yes I find it an odd choice for a single.
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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby mohumbhai mania » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:30 pm

The Dead C - Harsh 70s Reality. I didn't get them before, but I get them now. Noise geniuses from New Zealand. The anti-Flying Nun. What I hoped Sonic Youth would become, but they blinked and flinched.

Also, RuPaul's album Glamazon.
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Re: What are you listening to?

Postby ItsAllRyche » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:34 pm

mohumbhai mania wrote: What I hoped Sonic Youth would become, but they blinked and flinched.

Also, RuPaul's album Glamazon.



Yeah, I really had hopes for Sonic Youth...

RuPaul :yay: :lalala:
My faves on Glamazon is "I believe" and of course "Superstar". Everytime I hear "Superstar", I have visions of "Lip Sync for your Life...and Don't F*** it Up." :D :clap:
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