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  1. Thread: Classical music

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    That looks like Nina Shostakovich’s grave -...

    That looks like Nina Shostakovich’s grave - Dmitri’s first wife and the mother of Maxim.
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    Wait - no-one has mentioned Karen Borca - wife of...

    Wait - no-one has mentioned Karen Borca - wife of the late great Jimmy Lyons and a stunning bassoon virtuoso

    https://youtu.be/nvKBBwz5MBw
  3. Thread: R.I.P. Neil Innes

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    His Innes Book of records was one of the best...

    His Innes Book of records was one of the best music shows ever on TV. As well as early vids of his own songs, he would regularly have guests drawn from Britain's odd-balls like Ivor Cutler, Jake...
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    Can anyone explain how, where or when Pukki was...

    Can anyone explain how, where or when Pukki was offside for that VAR-nullified goal?
  5. Thread: Birders

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    A nice healthy diet of nuts.

    A nice healthy diet of nuts.
  6. I thought the use of the word "songs" kinda laid...

    I thought the use of the word "songs" kinda laid it out. And if that didn't, the o.p. also asked for 'songs about time signatures...." is an instrumental in 5/4 'about' the time signature? Is it...
  7. Thread: Classical music

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    OMG!!! I was just talking about this tune today...

    OMG!!! I was just talking about this tune today with the wife trying to identify it - tried humming it into Shazam, tried an online Dictionary of Musical themes - all to no avail -was wondering if I...
  8. Frank Black song "Bullet" - lyric follows the...

    Frank Black song "Bullet" - lyric follows the chord sequence
    "And if you don't like my melody
    I'll sing it in a major key
    I'll sing it very happily
    Yeah, but if everybody is all aboard
    Let's...
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    Now that I work from home its pretty much 98%...

    Now that I work from home its pretty much 98% from my ipod attached to external speakers. the other 2% would be the time before I fall asleep listening to whatever I asked for on the Echo Dot -...
  10. Not exactly holiday but it is one song to the...

    Not exactly holiday but it is one song to the tune of another.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqbFyJJW_As
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    I only discovered the Flaming Groovies this year...

    I only discovered the Flaming Groovies this year and became a fan instantly. Really great band. This is very sad news. RIP Roy - what a great body of work to leave as a legacy.
  12. How about one guy who can play all the...

    How about one guy who can play all the instruments you asked about
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJm7lU-duaM
  13. This movie trailer might give you some ideas ...

    This movie trailer might give you some ideas
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3usDmsqkdb0
  14. Let me just confirm one thing - no...

    Let me just confirm one thing - no drums/percussion?
  15. Frank Wess played Alto and Tenor and was a superb...

    Frank Wess played Alto and Tenor and was a superb flautist.
    Makanda Ken McIntyre played a ton of instruments but was mainly known for alto and flute ( he also played oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet and...
  16. Bill Nelson always has something interesting on...

    Bill Nelson always has something interesting on the go and his (almost) yearly Christmas releases are usually highlights. Here are most of them
    2019
    2018
    2017
    2016
    2015
    2014
    2012
    2011
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    He was great on Benson RIP.

    He was great on Benson RIP.
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    Loved this show - and yes, way too few episodes....

    Loved this show - and yes, way too few episodes. It has a real Curb Your Enthusiasm feel to it.

    On a different tack - does anyone subscribe to the all non-English language station MHZ? I love it...
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    .....well one of them is right.

    .....well one of them is right.
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    :up

    :up
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    ...or the famous atheist Richard Dawkins...

    ...or the famous atheist Richard Dawkins who doesn't make albums and never appeared on Hogan's Heroes.
  22. Thread: Classical music

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzodB0Sp6ZI&list=R...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzodB0Sp6ZI&list=RDZhht-ewLFA0&index=1
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    I've just been looking to buy a burr grinder and...

    I've just been looking to buy a burr grinder and I must say, I can't believe the prices they are asking. I completely 'get' the idea that blade grinders produce an inconsistent grind with some grinds...
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    Like they say - if Jesus was Jewish why does he...

    Like they say - if Jesus was Jewish why does he have a Mexican name?
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    Just found this one YouTube - first time seeing...

    Just found this one YouTube - first time seeing her- a wee Scottish lass who is a vocal coach and she doesn't just react - she has the background knowledge to critique Thijs Van Leer and Geddy Lee...
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    I enjoy these but there are too many now - its...

    I enjoy these but there are too many now - its getting to be like the "<insert racial group> people react to <insert different racial group> food" genre. I must admit though - I now spend more time...
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    When looking for opinions on progressive rock...

    When looking for opinions on progressive rock music, I often seek out the views of political scientists.

    Jake (political scientist and Kremlinologist)
  28. Thread: Birders

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    Racing pigeons was massively popular when I was...

    Racing pigeons was massively popular when I was growing up in my hometown in the east of Glasgow, Scotland. The guy who lived across the street from me had built his own dovecot (called a dookit in...
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    I see you are in London -...

    I see you are in London - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Adjust-Your-Set-DVD/dp/B07RMGDJM9/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=do+not+adjust+your+set%27&qid=1571861499&sr=8-1
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    :up:up

    :up:up
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    Just made acorn squash a couple of days ago - cut...

    Just made acorn squash a couple of days ago - cut in half - de-seeded - stuffed cavity with a packet of Trader Joe's Melodious Blend* (which I think is discontinued), some TJs vegan chorizo and some...
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    Surprised no one has mentioned their residence on...

    Surprised no one has mentioned their residence on the UK children's tv show Do Not Adjust Your Set - which also featured pre-Python writers and performers Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and...
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    How did I forget this ...

    How did I forget this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8jfnyOyqX8
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    A blood donor?

    A blood donor?
  35. Thread: Ginger Baker RIP

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    He also pompously hated other musicians as the...

    He also pompously hated other musicians as the famous tour bus recordings showed. Asshole!
  36. Thread: RIP Rip Taylor!

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    RIP Rip & RIP Rip

    RIP Rip & RIP Rip
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFWSHcxu3hM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFWSHcxu3hM
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    I kinda knew Jim Pepper - I met him at a Charlie...

    I kinda knew Jim Pepper - I met him at a Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra gig in New York and had already heard his album Comin' and Goin' - which is infinitely better than the Pow-Wow album - so...
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    Very sad - a truly nice guy. Elsewhere on this...

    Very sad - a truly nice guy. Elsewhere on this board I talked about the time I met him and his then fiancee on the line at US Immigration Dept. (We were standing next to each other due to our last...
  40. That was great - had a real Gateway feel to it....

    That was great - had a real Gateway feel to it. Feels like we need a guitar, acoustic bass, drums thread?
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    This one for the trio 13300

    This one for the trio
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    Faust - The Faust Tapes 13298 Joy Division -...

    Faust - The Faust Tapes
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    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
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  43. Thread: 63 Up

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    I didn't realise it was time for another catchup...

    I didn't realise it was time for another catchup with this group - how time flies. I agree this is some of the most compelling TV ever made. The turns people's lives take are fascinating - and the...
  44. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    Auto-buy! Oh wow - that version of Blue World/Out...

    Auto-buy! Oh wow - that version of Blue World/Out of This World is just soooo perfect. That tone! Even now it's hard to convey just how incredible Coltrane was. If he was from any other country they...
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    You Don't Know My Name - The Kinks

    You Don't Know My Name - The Kinks
  46. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    Don't miss the 1965 classic Tony William's album...

    Don't miss the 1965 classic Tony William's album Spring - it has the unique lineup of Shorter and Sam Rivers on saxes, Herbie Hancock on piano and Gary Peacock on Bass as well as some truly awesome...
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    Then there's the quote from Neville Chesters the...

    Then there's the quote from Neville Chesters the famous roadie who worked for Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Cream and who was Greg Lake's personal road manager for a time in the early 70s. I can only...
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    Wow, need to look more into Walter Booth - this...

    Wow, need to look more into Walter Booth - this was about 50 years before Svankmajer did this - claymation starts around 5 minute mark..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-gGpWpra-g
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    I take it as a supplement to my vegan diet and...

    I take it as a supplement to my vegan diet and the walnuts (and cooked tomatoes) for prostate health in general not for any existing condition. Never heard of Tamsulosin until your post.
    I suppose...
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    Yep, I eat a plant-based diet so D3 is a must.

    Yep, I eat a plant-based diet so D3 is a must.
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    I own and love just about everything by the Hogs....

    I own and love just about everything by the Hogs. Absolutely brilliant. McPhee can really squeeze a crisp, razor sharp tone out of his guitar.
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    First eye test in three years for wifey and me -...

    First eye test in three years for wifey and me - thankfully no cataracts, no macular degeneration and most importantly, given my family history, no glaucoma. And as a bonus my wife can reduce the...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3MzZgPBL3Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3MzZgPBL3Q
  54. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    I just saw this for the first time a few weeks...

    I just saw this for the first time a few weeks ago in a documentary about Kirk's life. What an absolute genius he was.
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    RIP Joćo Gilberto

    88 Years old - when he was in his prime he had a beautiful seemingly effortless guitar style - truly the master of bossa guitar.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48894651
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    That is really awful news - I loooooove his work...

    That is really awful news - I loooooove his work in the trio with Arild Andersen and Tommy Smith - a really adventurous drummer with awesome technique. This is a real loss and a damn shame.

    Here's...
  57. Thread: Group & Orchestra

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    I think my favourite pairing of rock band with...

    I think my favourite pairing of rock band with strings is Pete Townshend's 'Street in the City' from his album with Ronnie Lane - 'Rough Mix'. Don't know if this was ever done live with the ensemble...
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    Allerdings weißt du - Faust - Edinburgh 1997 ...

    Allerdings weißt du - Faust - Edinburgh 1997

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKuG3ZHMakU
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    I thought 'Smithereens' was excellent. I felt...

    I thought 'Smithereens' was excellent.
    I felt there was too much gratuitous sex in 'Striking Vipers' although, without spoiling for those who did not watch it, the episode did hinge on issues of...
  60. Thread: Sibelius

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    Not particularly known for his chamber music, he...

    Not particularly known for his chamber music, he did write a beautiful string quartet called Voces Intimae - and you might find a recording of a lovely piece for piano and cello called Malinconia.
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