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Everything posted by GtrPlyr

  1. I had a feeling his next book was going to be about songwriting. This should be a great read.
  2. Yes indeed, can't forget him. That reminds me, need to play some Weakerthans tomorrow, it's been a while. I think he might be a dual citizen. Win and Regine have a house a few blocks from me in New Orleans. I think they spend most of their time down here now.
  3. And we can't forget Joni Mitchell. Her, Neil and Leonard are probably my top 3 Canadian songwriters. We could also throw Gordon Lightfoot and Ron Sexsmith in there somewhere too.
  4. Man, I love this show. Remember watching it when if first aired, then years later bought the DVD boxset. It's been a while since I watched it, but I'm sure someday I'll give it another watch.
  5. He is one of my all-time favorite songwriters. This one hit me hard. I was so bummed when he had to cancel performing at the New Orleans Jazz Fest last year. I was hoping I'd still get a chance to see him perform... maybe one day.
  6. They were filming some of the new Bill & Ted here in New Orleans last summer. Not sure what to think of another sequel after 30 years, but I'm kinda curious.
  7. This came as a complete shock and left me devastated. I love the new Purple Mountains record, but I couldn't bring myself to listen to it today. David was one of my favorite songwriters, so smart, witty, unique and inspiring. This one is going to take some time to get over.
  8. Such a great musician, what a loss. I moved to New Orleans last year, had hoped to one day see him perform somewhere, though I knew it was a long shot from what I heard from a couple of musician friends that knew him and the state of his health..Thanks for the music Mac!
  9. Due to his multi-instrumental prowess and versatility I'm going to have to go with Prince.
  10. I'm an amalgam of a lot of the previous posters: Play guitar and a few other instruments/Write and record music Really love traveling to new places (recent trips: Iceland and Texas for work) I enjoy photography Collecting Musical Instruments (guitars, sitar, pedal steel, mandolin, bouzouki, kalimba...) Films (I sometimes go through phases genre-wise, but overall my tastes run fairly eclectic) Listening to and Collecting Music (Records, CDs, FLACs)
  11. Damn, that's a shame. I haven't listened to them in a while, time to rectify that.
  12. I was watching Shovels and Rope on CBS Saturday Morning the other week, possibly the most minimalist kit I've seen: bass, snare and a cymbal.
  13. Seconded. Another one I'm looking forward to is the new Jason Isbell coming early 2017 apparently.
  14. The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood Laura Marling - Semper Femina Craig Finn - We All Want The Same Things St. Vincent The National Broken Social Scene Arcade Fire LCD Soundsystem
  15. Just started reading this one today. I'm a big Lee Hazlewood fan, looking forward to diving in.
  16. I felt like I couldn't quite keep up with all the releases I wanted to spend time with this year. There's still a ton of records I have yet to really delve into. Things like Nick Cave's and A Tribe Called Quest's new ones have only had 1 listen. Both were good, but too soon to rank. Of the ones I've had time to digest, here are some that standout. I already know I'm forgetting some that will no doubt pop up later on and slap me in the face, saying: how could you forget me? Frank Ocean - Blond/Blonde David Bowie - Blackstar Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker Drive-By Truckers - American Ban
  17. Belle & Sebastian The Stars of Track and Field I'm a Cuckoo The State That I Am In This Is Just a Modern Rock Song If You're Feeling Sinister
  18. Leonard Cohen So Long, Marianne Suzanne Everybody Knows Hallelujah Bird on a Wire
  19. Though I sensed this was coming, based on Cohen's recent comments, that doesn't diminish the feeling of sadness one bit.
  20. I don't listen to a lot of podcasts, but I do enjoy these ones: WTF with Marc Maron - He has a lot of great guests and some really insightful conversations. Song Exploder - Artists breakdown the details of a specific song they've written. Sodajerker - Another podcast that deals with songwriters discussing their work.
  21. I love that the Nobel people are saying how arrogant it is of Dylan not to acknowledge the award. Ironically they come off as arrogant for being all: hey, why won't you acknowledge us? We gave you the greatest award possible, don't you know everyone wants to win this? It must be really throwing them for a loop.
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