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Pilot's Mess [chit-chat zone]

This is the forum to get to know your fellow pilots and the ONLY place to talk about everything else not really relevant to sci-fi movies, including your personal loves and interests. A true pilot doesn't discuss these issues while on duty.

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Old Aug 14, 2010, 12:43 AM   #361
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Re: What was the last album you listened to?

He's really uncomfortable with a camera on him. Honestly, in person, he's the sweetest guy you can imagine, but I can see how he might look a bit like a wanker from a distance. Particularly if you haven't seen him in action live, his demeanour makes a lot more sense in context. It's not that he's standoffish or anything, and it's certainly not ego, he's just excruciatingly aware of how many eyes are on him and the only time he ever looks comfortable to me is with an instrument in his hands or chatting with fans when he thinks nobody is looking.

In summary, a gentle giant, rather than just an enormous douche. I guarantee it.

In the event, their performance of Month of May absolutely rocked ass and Jon Stewart and Win are now apparently BFFs.



Comically disproportionate BFFs.


(Eurofolk can watch it in shonkier quality at http://theaudioperv.com/2010/08/13/a...he-daily-show/)

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Old Aug 15, 2010, 08:18 AM   #362
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Since I never explored Brian Eno's ouvre chronologically, I only have just heard Here Come the Warm Jets. I think I'm glad I did this actually, as it's considerably 'messier' than his best albums as he hasn't quite honed his craft yet. Still has the glorious, rich textures and 'sound paintings' feel but lacks the precision and leisurely pace of Another Green World and Before and After Science, and thus feels a bit scattershot and overwhelming. It also sticks quite closely to the genre conventions of its era (he sounds almost exactly like Bowie on a few tracks), but the 70sness doesn't harm it in any way. Overall, really good, and increasingly fascinating when placed in the context of his entire discography, and when individual tracks are given re-listens. 'Baby's On Fire' and 'On Some Faraway Beach' are masterpieces.

Taking the Tiger Mountain next, and then I've heard all his best albums...
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 09:16 AM   #363
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I don't read Pitchfork (not out of snobbiness or anything, I'm just happy with using RYM for everything) but I've stumbled upon thier Best Albums of the 70s list, which I've heard approx 2/3 of, and think it's pretty good. So I checked out their 80s list and found I've heard barely any of the albums on it. So, if there's any 80s fans, which inclusions do you agree with?

Daydream Nation (Sonic Youth)
Remain in Light (Talking Heads)
Paul's Boutique (Beastie Boys)
Doolittle (Pixies)
Murmur (R.E.M.)
The Queen Is Dead (The Smiths)
Surfer Rosa (Pixies)
Rain Dogs (Tom Waits)
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Public Enemy)
Closer (Joy Division)
Swordfishtrombones (Tom Waits)
Purple Rain (Prince)
This Nation's Saving Grace (The Fall)
Sister (Sonic Youth)
Skylarking (XTC)
On Fire (Galaxie 500)
Double Nickels on the Dime (Minutemen)
3 Feet High and Rising (De La Soul)
Second Edition (Public Image Ltd.)
Deceit (This Heat)
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Brian Eno & David Byrne)
Isn't Anything (My Bloody Valentine)
Psychocandy (The Jesus and Mary Chain)
Solid Gold (Gang of Four)
Damaged (Black Flag)
Get Happy!! (Elvis Costello)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Power, Corruption & Lies (New Order)
Let It Be (The Replacements)
The Joshua Tree (U2)
Evol (Sonic Youth)
Zen Arcade (Hüsker Dü)
Hex Enduction Hour (The Fall)
Spirit of Eden (Talk Talk)
Straight Outta Compton (N.W.A)
Violent Femmes (Violent Femmes)
Tim (The Replacements)
Disintegration (The Cure)
The Stone Roses (The Stone Roses)
You're Living All Over Me (Dinosaur Jr.)
Licensed To Ill (Beastie Boys)
The Trinity Session (Cowboy Junkies)
Raising Hell (Run-D.M.C.)
Computer World (Kraftwerk)
Sign 'O' the Times (Prince)
English Settlement (XTC)
Naked City (John Zorn)
Document (R.E.M.)
Vs. (Mission of Burma)
The Perfect Prescription (Spacemen 3)
I'm Your Man (Leonard Cohen)
Paid in Full (Eric B. & Rakim)
Signals, Calls and Marches (Mission of Burma)
Songs About ****ing (Big Black)
Synchronicity (The Police)
Discipline (King Crimson)
Come on Pilgrim (Pixies)
Imperial Bedroom (Elvis Costello)
Appetite for Destruction (Guns n' Roses)
Nebraska (Bruce Springsteen)
Homotopy To Marie (Nurse With Wound)
Reckoning (R.E.M)
Colossal Youth (Young Marble Giants)
...And Don't the Kids Just Love It (Television Personalities)
Underwater Moonlight (The Soft Boys)
Psonic Psunspot (The Dukes of Stratosphear)
Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (The Pogues)
Stop Making Sense (Talking Heads)
Crazy Rhythms (The Feelies)
Trust (Elvis Costello)
Pleased to Meet Me (The Replacements)
Up on the Sun (Meat Puppets)
Horse Rotorvator (Coil)
Fear and Whiskey (Mekons)
Criminal Minded (Boogie Down Productions)
Stands for Decibels (The dB's)
Strangeways, Here We Come (The Smiths)
Lincoln (They Might Be Giants)
E2-E4 (Manuel Göttsching)
New Day Rising (Hüsker Dü)
Blue Bell Knoll (Cocteau Twins)
Perverted by Language (The Fall)
The Colour of Spring (Talk Talk)
Come Away With ESG (ESG)
Graceland (Paul Simon)
Ghost in the Machine (The Police)
Dirty Mind (Prince)
Playing With Fire (Spacemen 3)
Soul Discharge (Boredoms)
Nothing's Shocking (Jane's Addiction)
Los Angeles (X)
Hounds of Love (Kate Bush)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (David Bowie)
Meat Puppets II (Meat Puppets)
Rio (Duran Duran)
Rites of Spring (Rites of Spring)
The Mekons Rock N' Roll (Mekons)
Treasure (Cocteau Twins)
Songs of the Free (Gang of Four)
Out Of Step (Minor Threat)


I've only heard the bolded ones.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 09:19 AM   #364
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Taking the Tiger Mountain next, and then I've heard all his best albums...

It's pretty good.
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 09:23 PM   #365
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It's too bad we don't have a "guilty pleasure" thread that didn't have a last post of 2003. Songs You Know by Heart, the Jimmy Buffet best of album really reminds me of my dad and going to the beach as a kid, and just being a kid. The songs are just a part of my life, I can't dislike them. The whole album is great.

Does anyone have an albums that maybe intellectually you know don't jive with your tastes or that you're ashamed of, but because of how they're in your life you can't help but love them?
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 10:14 AM   #366
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Spoon Transference.



It's a Spoon album, so, it's good. It's different in good ways from what they normally do and I'm jiving to it on a second playthrough here at my desk. It's good Photoshopping music, which for the uninitiated, is music that suits the 3-4 hours of unblinking 8-mouse-clicks-per-second (CPS) trance that goes with using the program as a job. It has a rhythm, lyrics you can understand and sing along with in your head but aren't too distracting, and most of all is familiar. Too drastic a departure from your normal fare changes the pace of your work. Even a drastic change from song to song in the time of the beat can speed up or slow down your work. Like jogging music.

Anybody have good work music? What kind of work suits it best?
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 01:20 PM   #367
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Mason Jennings The Blood of Man



I'll be honest, it took me a while to get into the groove of this record. Partly, I think, because he's going through a real change in style. His last record was 5/10, but this one... this is rock solid, 9/10. There are themes on this album that are uniquely dark, sad, sometimes deeply moving in imagery and story. I highly suggest if you can, that you listen to this record at least twice. The first time through it really can't get it's hooks in you; there aren't really any poppy ultra-catchy instant hits, but the totality of it is really impressive.

The Field isn't the most impressive example on the album, but it's definitely good, it's just an available example. My favorites are Pittsburgh and Black Wind Blowing.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 11:04 PM   #368
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Jesus.
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 11:25 AM   #369
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Poor old Biebs. For one thing, he's cursed to look like an admittedly pretty lesbian for the forseeable future, for another, there's absolutely no way he's going to grow up normal. No way. I mean, he'll make an awesome Behind The Music special someday, but there's going to be some weird times in the meantime.

Have you heard the 800% slower mix of U Smile? Haunting.
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 12:15 PM   #370
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Who knew if you slow Justin down you get Godspeed you Black Emperor?

I have an adult "friend" who has been doing the Justin Beiber hair thing for over a year now. Complete with the whole neck-flip-twist motion necessary to maintain it mid-conversation. Irritating doesn't quite describe it. Take an already borderline annoying person and add that... it's enough to make me homicidal.
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 12:48 PM   #371
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Heheheheheh. His head looks like an acorn. Heh. Heheheh. Acorn head.
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