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  • in reply to: Favourite song today #1166442
    zenlunatic
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    Originally posted by Eugene

    Swallowed by the Cracks, David and David from the LP, “Boomtown” 1986…..it’ll be the 30 year reissue soon, I imagine. If you don’t have Boomtown,..purchase it immediately! Cheers.


    in reply to: Favourite song today #1127780
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Eugene

    Swallowed by the Cracks, David and David from the LP, “Boomtown” 1986…..it’ll be the 30 year reissue soon, I imagine. If you don’t have Boomtown,..purchase it immediately! Cheers.


    in reply to: Favourite song today #1127779
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    Swallowed by the Cracks, David and David from the LP, “Boomtown” 1986…..it’ll be the 30 year reissue soon, I imagine. If you don’t have Boomtown,..purchase it immediately! Cheers.

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1166441
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    Swallowed by the Cracks, David and David from the LP, “Boomtown” 1986…..it’ll be the 30 year reissue soon, I imagine. If you don’t have Boomtown,..purchase it immediately! Cheers.

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1127776
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    For a Day Like Tomorrow..(:>)

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1166438
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    For a Day Like Tomorrow..(:>)

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1124649
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    Originally posted by zed

    Awesome…the Gurus used to come to Winnipeg a lot and I saw them many times when I was a kid. I remember them being fascinated with their decent sized fan base out there, and they were really friendly. One time they played in the humid heat of summer and just ripped all night, no shirts, faster tempo, was amazing.

    Continuing with the Oz theme, a great Bon Scott cover; If You Want Blood, Mark Kozelec

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QuoHoAi9TQ


    Yeah, Mark is amazing. Jaymo got me interested in him many years ago, when he put a SunKilMoon track on a WAB comp. Have you heard Tiny Cities, his version of Modest Mouse tunes? The guy is really in a complete other zone. I bought his book “Nights of Passed Over”; it has lyrics, and explanations of his songwriting process.

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1163311
    zenlunatic
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    quote:


    Originally posted by zed

    Awesome…the Gurus used to come to Winnipeg a lot and I saw them many times when I was a kid. I remember them being fascinated with their decent sized fan base out there, and they were really friendly. One time they played in the humid heat of summer and just ripped all night, no shirts, faster tempo, was amazing.

    Continuing with the Oz theme, a great Bon Scott cover; If You Want Blood, Mark Kozelec

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QuoHoAi9TQ


    Yeah, Mark is amazing. Jaymo got me interested in him many years ago, when he put a SunKilMoon track on a WAB comp. Have you heard Tiny Cities, his version of Modest Mouse tunes? The guy is really in a complete other zone. I bought his book “Nights of Passed Over”; it has lyrics, and explanations of his songwriting process.

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1163310
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    Originally posted by whitewatersky

    All You Zombies – THE HOOTERS ! (not THOSE Hooters….)

    (i understand that you won’t be writing the same comments after my fave song suggestion here, Jeronimo and rocket)


    Love that tune. I am certainly a Hooters fan…(both kinds). [:p]

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1124648
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    Originally posted by whitewatersky

    All You Zombies – THE HOOTERS ! (not THOSE Hooters….)

    (i understand that you won’t be writing the same comments after my fave song suggestion here, Jeronimo and rocket)


    Love that tune. I am certainly a Hooters fan…(both kinds). [:p]

    in reply to: Seen any shitty movies lately? #1162772
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    Originally posted by crozarey

    It is a great movie Geno.

    Im looking forward to seeing The Girl Who Played With Fire this weekend. I hope to anyway, if I can steer my girl away from Eat Prey Love, for fuck’s sake.


    Might have to check that out soon. Lemme know if it’s worthwhile.

    in reply to: Seen any shitty movies lately? #1124110
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    Originally posted by crozarey

    It is a great movie Geno.

    Im looking forward to seeing The Girl Who Played With Fire this weekend. I hope to anyway, if I can steer my girl away from Eat Prey Love, for fuck’s sake.


    Might have to check that out soon. Lemme know if it’s worthwhile.

    in reply to: Seen any shitty movies lately? #1162769
    zenlunatic
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    Now for something excellent drama-wise, no frills and definitely no Hollywood explosions and crappy car chase scenes, the film for you is Glengarry Glen Ross. the whole deal is on YouTube, in individual scenes. All star cast and some of the best acting imagineable. A few standouts: Alec Baldwin’s “coffee is for closers” scene, Al Pacino’s monologues to a customer he is trying to grease for a sale and his rant vs Kevin Spacey for a blown business deal. But Jack Lemmon is the main character who threads the movie. It’s basically Death of a Salesman on steroids. SEE IT! I practically have the script memorized from watching it so much. Came out around 1991.

    in reply to: Seen any shitty movies lately? #1124107
    zenlunatic
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    Now for something excellent drama-wise, no frills and definitely no Hollywood explosions and crappy car chase scenes, the film for you is Glengarry Glen Ross. the whole deal is on YouTube, in individual scenes. All star cast and some of the best acting imagineable. A few standouts: Alec Baldwin’s “coffee is for closers” scene, Al Pacino’s monologues to a customer he is trying to grease for a sale and his rant vs Kevin Spacey for a blown business deal. But Jack Lemmon is the main character who threads the movie. It’s basically Death of a Salesman on steroids. SEE IT! I practically have the script memorized from watching it so much. Came out around 1991.

    in reply to: Surviving day to day in the music business? #1124093
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    Depends on what you define as making a living. I think “doing music” full time is insane, unless you like a lot of PB and J sandwiches as sustenance and sleeping on somebody’s couch all the time. Well, that’s a bit extreme, but it’s tough, to put it mildly. I know some very accomplished musicians, for example a lady I know who sings with Springsteen and who still needs other work; it is simply not enough. The people who really survive well do it by keeping several things going. For example, take ANY gig, and I mean ANY gig..weddings, Bar-Mitzvahs, Church, art shows, hotel lobbies..busking..Also work “in” music ,which could include recording, production, arranging, writing charts, you name it. And another big help..marry somebody who actually has a good job! A perfect example is the guy I’m working with on my recording..he is a well regarded session bass player and works with many “big name” people. He gigs at any opportunity, records and arranges, and yep, his wife also has a great job. He told me that basically the label thing is OVER for the forseeable future and that the secret to survival is having a CD you can sell at gigs and playing out as much as possible. Personally, I am very thankful not to have to do music full-time. I have a great job and it allows me to create the type of music I wanna do, and not worry about having to have the art compromised by “making a living” at it. I feel the same way about the artwork I do in ceramics.

    BTW…Mittens, I think the coporate gig thing is really drying up of late. That used to be true, but with the poor economy these companies aren’t throwing the big parties they used to.

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