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The Diner / Re: South American Folk Music
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 05:44:47 AM »

This eponymous album was released in 1995.

At this stage ten of the twelve tracks on the album were written between Mike Taylor and Tony Hinnegan. The other two tracks are arrangements by Incantation of traditional tunes. Even at this stage the music sounds wonderfully authentic and engaging for the most part. It is very vibrant and exciting music making even if a number of the tunes are sounding more genetically mainstream. This album introduces an electric lead and bass guitar and electronic keyboards. This is a definite no for me in this music. Perhaps they were running out of musical arrangement ideas at this stage. The other tracks on the album would not indicate this, however. There is only one vocal track on the album and it is not a traditional song. However, they still present a great sounding presentation and overall atmosphere throughout most of the album.
The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by George on Today at 05:39:13 AM »
Beck: Morning Phase 48

This listen was prompted by a relatively recent query by George.

This album makes for very smooth, gently lyrical and easy listening. I particularly like the acoustic guitar playing on the album, where it is used; it is simple but effective. There is also a good vocal presence [including backing, harmony, vocals] here. It is a well produced album.

Such a lovely album, perfectly suited for winter listening.
George Gershwin's Piano Concerto 
    Andrew Litton, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Freddy Kempf (piano)
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by "Harry" on Today at 05:36:34 AM »
Gregorio Allegri

A sei Voci.
Auvidis 1994

The Diner / Re: UEFA Euro 2020
« Last post by MusicTurner on Today at 05:23:06 AM »
He had a heart attack on the pitch?!   :o   :(


Yes. Following the collapse, other examples of players either giving up their career or continuing it came to light, but if he succeeds, he'll be among the most lucky ones.
The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by milk on Today at 05:13:45 AM »
I love the Dead, and LOVED that series when it came out. I ought to rewatch.
I felt a lot of sympathy for Jerry. I don't know why - I usually don't have a lot for smack-heads - the ultimate nihilistic, giving-up-on-life move. It's such a paradox how idealistic Jerry was. Leaving aside the ice-cream and 90's pop hit, Jerry had integrity. But, he created a monster. It's sad that it all seemed to trap him and make him unhappy, in the end. There's one astonishing moment towards the end that shows how bad it was, how sad it was, I won't give it away. I'll say it again: there wasn't another band that had their kind of integrity. To me, the music still sucks (no offense). I know there must be something great about it that I don't hear. I'm genuinely glad people enjoy the music, Al Franken included.   
The Diner / Re: Birders' Nest
« Last post by Pohjolas Daughter on Today at 05:13:18 AM »
It's nice that they have 3 different camera angles. I also enjoyed checking out some of the other camera sites that were listed.
Yes, and they even have volunteers who help to man them so you can often see closeups or the surrounding area, etc.

Glad that you are enjoying them.  I particularly enjoy watching the Cornell Feeder cam one (one time I saw three different varieties of woodpeckers there at the same time--including a huge pileated one!) and the red-tailed hawk cams.  Cornell has mods and camera operators who monitor those from when it's getting close to egg laying time to when the last chicks fledge and stop returning to the nest.  The same pair of hawks have nested at one or the other of two places at Cornell for many years [Though Big Red had to find a new mate after sadly her long-term mate Ezra passed away].  They also have several chat sessions a week, so people can ask questions and learn about RTHs and raptors in general too.

I like how with the feeder cam one, they have a bunch of common local birds who visit the feeders listed below with photos.  It's handy for identifying what you are seeing and if you click on them, you can learn more about the various species.  :)

Bloch: 'Voice in the Wilderness' (Nelsova/Ansermet). New arrival:

Walther Geiser: Symphony (1953)
Never heard of this composer. The inspiriting, neo-classical Symphony is very enjoyable, not unlike Honegger and David Diamond in places.
The Diner / Re: Pictures I like
« Last post by Pohjolas Daughter on Today at 04:59:56 AM »
The Diner / Re: How is the weather?
« Last post by Pohjolas Daughter on Today at 04:58:22 AM »
I live under the clump of 43/44s just north of Miami
Lucky you!  It's quite cold here!

Or is this unusually cold for you for this time of the year?

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