Thursday, December 9, 2010

whew been a while

hello everybody, had a busy week with college finals and everything, but I have have a few goodies for you: Dream Theater's 42 misute epic, "6 Degrees of Inner Turbulence;" explores 6 different mental illnesses, those being bipolarity, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, post-partum depression, autism, and dissociative personality disorder (aka multiple personality disorder); the youtube description can tell you a lot more if you want to know more about it (part 1) Sugar hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" back from what is considered a "golden age" of urban contemporarory(rap), the early 1980's

also i would like to repost this link that leads to a youtube to mp3 converter if you get the itch to convert any of these youtube links to mp3s-

Friday, November 26, 2010

happy Black Friday

Happy Black Friday everyone, hope you all got the deals that you wanted if you went shopping and hope no one got trampled; pic unrelated =D

Thursday, November 25, 2010

happy thanksgiving everyone

just wanted to thank you all for your support, wish you a happy Thanksgiving, and bring a few "gestures of good will"  =D

for the occasion, Adam Sandler's "Thanksgiving Song"-

just for the hell of it, trombone virtuosi Joe Alessi and Wycliffe Gordon performing with the Julliard trombone choir-

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

jazzed up bach and a little more

got a little canadian brass for you today; in this piece, the members intentionally swing the notes of Bach's fugue #2 from his "Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1" which displays a "quasi-jazz" style of playing(didn't want to use the word "feel" to describe it =D) without obscuring the original polyphonic texture (texture in which a counter melody is played in tandem with the original melody, extremely  important in fugal writing) too much; anyway I hope you enjoy; also, they have many other works around the interwebz that are worth checking out

jazzed up Bach-

Mozart Rock- (this one quotes the primary theme of the first movement  of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, so if you're familiar with it, you'll get a kick out of hearing it)

Monday, November 22, 2010

some oldies but goodies

got some old one for ya today, guess you could say I'm in a British Invasion kind of mood =D

1. "For Your Love" by the Yardbirds-

2. "House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals-

3. "Lola" by the Kinks-

4. "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos (Eric Clapton, wrote it about George Harrison's wife, who was in love with)-

5. "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd (I included this one in a comment on another blog, but it couldn't hurt to put it here as well)-

hope you enjoy these songs from the 60's and 70's

Sunday, November 21, 2010

dat zappa and a little more

early works from Frank Zappa:

"the Duke of Prunes"

"Amnesia Vivace"

"Igor's Boogie"

"Duke of Prunes" might be the easiest to listen to; "Amnesia Vivace" and "Igor's Boogie" are a little more "Avant Garde" (at least in the context of Zappa's music) than "Duke of Prunes" and might be harder to listen to, but they are definitely still worth a listen, and who knows? you might find some music you like that you never know you liked until now

also contains a large selection of free mp3s on there if you are interested in them; I managed to find the first movement of an early 1950's Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance of Richard Strauss's multimovement tone poem "Ein Heldenleben," conducted by Fritz Reiner, considered by many to be one of the finest performances of it, but it was taken down; if you still want to liste, here is a 1986 performance of it by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa, and also considered to be one of the finest performances of it by many-