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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #75: April 11, 2024, 10:52:07 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #76: April 15, 2024, 07:00:13 PM »
Interesting (now largely forgotten) Prog track...


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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #77: April 15, 2024, 07:55:37 PM »
CBS royally screwed up the Billy Joel concert last night. Because of the Masters, they pushed everything back about 30 minutes meaning that the concert started after 9:30 instead of at 9. Then, they cut the concert off at 11:30 to switch to local news, in the middle of Piano Man. I guess they weren't in the mood for a melody?

CBS issued an apology and says they will re-air the show in its entirety on April 19th. It is also now available on Paramount+

I hated the broadcast. Billy and the band sounded great and the show looked incredible, especially given the venue. But it seemed like it was one song followed by 10 minutes of commercials over and over again. They also omitted Big Shot from the original set list.

On the positive side, they didn't air "We didn't start the fire"

Here's the original set list versus what aired:

1. Miami 2017
2. My Life
3. Vienna
4. The Downeaster Alexa (Did not air)
5. An Innocent Man
6. The Longest Time (Did not air)
7. Turn the Lights Back On
8. Big Man on Mulberry Street (with Sting)
9. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (with Sting) (Did not air)
10. Movin' Out
11. Half a Mile Away (Did not air)
12. The Entertainer (Did not air)
13. Don't Ask Me Why (Did not air)
14. Allentown (Did not air)
15. New York State of Mind
16. Only the Good Die Young
17. The River of Dreams
18. Nessun dorma (Did not air)
19. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
20. Piano Man (aired at the end of the CBS broadcast and got cut off)
21. We Didn't Start the Fire (Did not air)
22. Uptown Girl (Did not air)
23. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
24. Big Shot (Did not air)
25. You May Be Right (with a bit of "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin)

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #78: April 16, 2024, 07:56:06 AM »
CBS royally screwed up the Billy Joel concert last night. Because of the Masters, they pushed everything back about 30 minutes meaning that the concert started after 9:30 instead of at 9. Then, they cut the concert off at 11:30 to switch to local news, in the middle of Piano Man. I guess they weren't in the mood for a melody?

CBS issued an apology and says they will re-air the show in its entirety on April 19th. It is also now available on Paramount+

I hated the broadcast. Billy and the band sounded great and the show looked incredible, especially given the venue. But it seemed like it was one song followed by 10 minutes of commercials over and over again. They also omitted Big Shot from the original set list.

On the positive side, they didn't air "We didn't start the fire"

Here's the original set list versus what aired:

1. Miami 2017
2. My Life
3. Vienna
4. The Downeaster Alexa (Did not air)
5. An Innocent Man
6. The Longest Time (Did not air)
7. Turn the Lights Back On
8. Big Man on Mulberry Street (with Sting)
9. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (with Sting) (Did not air)
10. Movin' Out
11. Half a Mile Away (Did not air)
12. The Entertainer (Did not air)
13. Don't Ask Me Why (Did not air)
14. Allentown (Did not air)
15. New York State of Mind
16. Only the Good Die Young
17. The River of Dreams
18. Nessun dorma (Did not air)
19. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
20. Piano Man (aired at the end of the CBS broadcast and got cut off)
21. We Didn't Start the Fire (Did not air)
22. Uptown Girl (Did not air)
23. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
24. Big Shot (Did not air)
25. You May Be Right (with a bit of "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin)

I'd blame the Masters. They have such a firm grip around CBS's you-know-whats, that they would've preempted the first moon landing if it was happening at the same time.

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #79: April 16, 2024, 09:18:41 AM »
CBS should have preempted whatever that cop show was that aired between 60 minutes and the concert.

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #80: April 17, 2024, 10:10:11 AM »
Interesting that the new Ministry album includes a cover of a relatively obscure 45 from 1980 - Ricky's Hand' by Fad Gadget (a cautionary tale of the perils of drink-driving...). Much as I like much of MInistry's stuff, the original is better...



Have to say that, on first listen, 'Hopium' is something of a disappointment - it's not bad, but there's nothing outstanding either; sort of 'bread-and-butter' Ministry (we're not talking 'Rio Grande Blood' or 'Last Sucker' here...)

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #81: April 17, 2024, 12:56:37 PM »
Interesting that the new Ministry album includes a cover of a relatively obscure 45 from 1980 - Ricky's Hand' by Fad Gadget (a cautionary tale of the perils of drink-driving...). Much as I like much of MInistry's stuff, the original is better...



Have to say that, on first listen, 'Hopium' is something of a disappointment - it's not bad, but there's nothing outstanding either; sort of 'bread-and-butter' Ministry (we're not talking 'Rio Grande Blood' or 'Last Sucker' here...)
I love Ministry but I'm afraid I've never really given anything a listen that was released after Filth Pig.

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #82: April 17, 2024, 06:21:24 PM »
I love Ministry but I'm afraid I've never really given anything a listen that was released after Filth Pig.

Indeed - they are something of a cyclical band; from the early Industrial greats ('Twitch' / ''Land' / 'Taste') to Jourgenson discovering Thrash ('Psalm 69'), but then the creative malaise of the '90's and early Naughties ('Filthpig' / 'Spoon' / 'Animal') followed by the rediscovery of Thrash and the classics of the mid to late Naughties ('Mole' / 'Rio' / 'Sucker') and now another creative lull ('Relapse' / 'Amerikkka' / Hygiene). 'Hopium' isn't as wayward as 'Hygiene', which was like listening to early AC/DC - same plodding ryhthm for every track, but it still lacks direction. For example, 'New Religion' opens as though it's a return to 'Slayistry' (as they were ironically described in the late Naughties) with its heavy guitar opening - but then the melodic vocals start and things start to drift. I'm also finding Jourgenson's attachment to the trend group of the day somewhat tiresome (so we've had Occupy, Antifa and now Just Stop Oil) - not only does it make them seem 'faddy', but it also instantly dates the music (heard much of Occupy, recently?...).

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #83: April 19, 2024, 05:41:46 PM »
The new Taylor album...kinda stinks.

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #84: April 19, 2024, 09:49:08 PM »
Billy on again tonight on CBS.

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #85: April 19, 2024, 10:04:23 PM »
Billy on again tonight on CBS.
They have it on Paramount Plus so will check that out some time.

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #86: May 04, 2024, 03:07:43 PM »
"So, what kind of music do you like?"
"Um, I'm not sure..."


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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #87: May 04, 2024, 03:16:05 PM »
that was....different

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #88: May 05, 2024, 10:24:59 AM »
If you think that's different...

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #89: May 05, 2024, 10:40:09 AM »
"So, what kind of music do you like?"
"Um, I'm not sure..."


that's the funniest thing I've seen in a while.

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #90: May 07, 2024, 03:08:53 PM »
 :clap:

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #91: May 10, 2024, 10:29:05 PM »
Neil Young & Crazy Horse tomorrow night, can't wait!      :metal:


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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #92: May 10, 2024, 10:41:51 PM »
Neil Young & Crazy Horse tomorrow night, can't wait!      :metal:
Driving up to NOVA tomorrow. Won’t get there in time. One day earlier and would have made it

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #93: May 10, 2024, 11:11:07 PM »
I saw deep purple is playing Jiffy Lube this summer. Might have to go to that one. No Blackmore though.

New music too:


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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #94: May 11, 2024, 03:18:24 PM »
Apparently they are playing some songs off of 'With Sympathy' which is not something I'd have expected in a million years.  Probably a lot lower on the synth pop scale.

Interesting that the new Ministry album includes a cover of a relatively obscure 45 from 1980 - Ricky's Hand' by Fad Gadget (a cautionary tale of the perils of drink-driving...). Much as I like much of MInistry's stuff, the original is better...



Have to say that, on first listen, 'Hopium' is something of a disappointment - it's not bad, but there's nothing outstanding either; sort of 'bread-and-butter' Ministry (we're not talking 'Rio Grande Blood' or 'Last Sucker' here...)

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #95: May 11, 2024, 03:36:30 PM »
Apparently they are playing some songs off of 'With Sympathy' which is not something I'd have expected in a million years.

Me neither... :shock:

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #96: May 14, 2024, 12:52:44 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #97: May 14, 2024, 12:59:26 PM »
not available @EN

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #98: May 14, 2024, 01:05:16 PM »
not available @EN
I blame Boris Johnson. Or maybe Prince Harry and Meghan.

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Re: What are you listening to (2024)?
« Reply #99: May 15, 2024, 01:06:49 PM »
As I've previously commented, I do wish YT would indicate when a video is region specific. Still a surprize, though, as it is from the official DEVO channel... :roll:

Let's try again...