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1 Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' on
With What's Going On, Gaye meditated on what had happened to the American dream of the past -- as it related to urban decay, environmental woes, military turbulence, police brutality, unemployment, and poverty. These feelings had been bubbling up between 1967 and 1970, during which he felt increasingly caged by Motown's behind-the-times hit machine and restrained from expressing himself seriously through his music. Finally, late in 1970, Gaye decided to record a song that the Four Tops' Obie Benson had brought him, "What's Going On". When Berry Gordy decided not to issue the single, deeming it uncommercial, Gaye refused to record any more material until he relented. Confirmed by its tremendous commercial success in January 1971, he recorded the rest of the album over ten days in March, and Motown released it in late May. Besides cementing Marvin Gaye as one of the most important artists in pop music…
2 Feb 2010, 00:23 by brownwittySat 23 Jan – Cold War Kids
(This is a piece I wrote for my high school newspaper/weblog, the James Logan Courier. See http://jameslogancourier.org/ for more.)
On the night of Saturday January 23rd the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco was alive with tension and anticipation. Tickets to the sold-out Cold War Kids show were being scalped for amounts far exceeding face value and fans were expecting a passionate and intimate show at the superb venue.
As the lights went down for opener Alec Ounsworth the crowd had a positive energy that is rarely seen in response to opening bands. I was unfamiliar with Alec Ounsworth, but the lead singer of the ensemble eventually introduced himself as Alec and noted that he and his companions were playing material from his solo project, and two other projects, Flashy Python and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Once fans heard that this eccentric singer was also the lead singer of the moderately popular Clap Your Hands Say Yeah the generally good attitude only improved. …
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20 Mar 2007, 00:28 by DudeTheMathSo bamgrrl seems to have mutated an existing meme to get this one, and I've decided to help propagate it.
Simply, you listen to a specific friend's station, note the first ten songs, and comment on them.
I'm moving on to PR1974, whose Taste-o-meter compatibility is "Super". I will probably hear a bunch of songs I know, but with luck, something I don't that I really like.
1. Come Together: What more needs to be said? An awesome tune.
2. Last Frontier: Inagaddadavida my left testicle. This is a drum solo. I've got to find other albums where he's in the band.
3. Haydn Variations: Variation IV, Andante con moto: I have a different version of this (don't all classical afficionados say that?), and it's always interesting to hear another interpretation.
4. Tziganne: Flamenco prog? This is one I've got to look for.
Battlestar Galactica, and I'm not going to put that off!]
5. Alma Ata: Hmm. Not my usual thing, but interesting. Sitar, Indian flute, and disco guitar.