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  • Birthday 01/02/1985

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Oirsbeek, The Netherlands v. Appalachia
  • Interests trail/ultra running, swimming, biking, golf, and metric tonnes of music

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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Having never attempted a serious exploration of Bowie's early work based on initial exposure to a bit of distasteful late 80s/early 90s dross (pun intended, I suppose), the first 3 era oriented box sets - sporadic sound issues aside - have proven an explosive revelation. That 13-year run from s/t through ScaryMonsters is a protean feat of unrivaled artistic creativity and sustained excellence to my admittedly limited musical exposure. Current persona fixation: The Thin White Duke
  2. Best track you heard all week

    "Here's lookin' at ya"...I love it when Neil explores, exhalts, and ultimately exhausts an idea; happened quite a bit on this magnificent late vintage album.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    FDA certified holistic healing powers: I was blind, but now I see - in varying shades of blues...
  4. https://www.ebay.com/itm/DEMPSEY-WRIGHT-Approach-Richie-Kamuca-Stan-Levey-NEW-SEALED-LP/250955879340?hash=item3a6e22d3ac:m:m7-m-p7Kw_EX84hB921Tp-g https://www.ebay.com/itm/More-Images-Bill-Holman-Arranges-Dempsey-Wright-The-Wright-Approach-Vinyl/162732411423?hash=item25e39b8a1f:g:ZowAAOSwNkJZ-OC2
  5. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    C3B2, the road to funky '79 SS dreams lies 5 months and 200+ miles further ExSE along scenic NY-17/I-84 into the Ivy heart of my undergrad alma mater...
  6. Post a pic

    the cool divine / electric spine / a space in time / Crick's design / we are all young once
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Like an early Cambrian arthropod that breached the surf for at least a quick turn on turf, a bit of RnR evolution is neatly exhibited in the Du's discography. The transition from Punk to Post Punk yielded some magnificent work, but little better than this.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    As Moses tamed the Red Sea, so did the perfectly unnatural force of REM's initial LP trifecta cleave a corridor of optimistic originality through the hair metal hazards and brite-pop saccharineswamps of the post-punk's apocalyptic landscape. At least that's what I got from Faulkner.
  9. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    [video] http://spiritcats.com/gd-tour-europe-1974-Wi-Fi.mp4 This is something of a hybrid NedDead post: I find Ned quintessential to the resurgent "weirdness" that helped elevate that Summer 74 tour to epic status in my esteem, particularly June, and no show more than 6/23, which put "strange" into the "long trip". I've been following Ned's site since discovery of his fantastic recent release "Cat Dreams", which contains some terrific stuff, beginning with the linked video above, about which he says: "More than a few years ago I received a DVD in the mail from Steve Brown. I was quite surprised that it contained Steve's Super 8mm movies he made during the 1974 Grateful Dead tour of Europe. He only asked that I not copy or share it publicly. However, recently he gave me permission for it to be viewed on Nedbase (and on the archived Nedbase on spiritcats.com.) but not for wider distribution. Steve retains copyright and ownership. With the exception of "The Grateful Dead Movie," and a video snippet from the September 21, 1974 Paris concert, there are no other movies or videos in which I appear from those years. I met Steve when he went to work for the newly formed Grateful Dead Records and Round Records in 1973. Steve had several roles including album recording sessions, production and promotion, live concert on-site promotion, and working on the "Mars Hotel" LP and "The Grateful Dead Movie." I remember Steve as a very nice, sincere, knowledgeable person who really cared about the band and the music, and truly helped make good things happen. Steve's Super 8mm movies cover the 1974 Grateful Dead European tour. London's city life of the times and the Alexander Palace set up of the Wall of Sound (2:02), Munich and the Olympic Halle (4:26), band (5:37, me at 6:00 reading the Sunday Times) and family members getting on the bus and the bus ride from Munich through Luxembourg to Zurich, hanging out on the street in Geneva with Jerry, Parish, Hunter, Keith, Donna, baby Zion, Bob Matthews, and others, and then Phil, Steve, Dan Healy, and me on our drive through the high Alps and villages of Switzerland (7:25), into rural France (with castles) and on to Dijon (14:58) ending in Paris. Two additional notes come from Steve: *It was silent 8mm so I added a soundtrack from that Summer's U.S. tour -- Roanoke, VA 7-27-74. **Most of it was filmed while in an altered state, thank you Bear. So wonderful we all traveled together and that Steve was wise enough to capture the adventure, and the spirit of the times, on film." ****** Additionally, there are a couple recordings, the first, and truly 'beyond the pale', a soundcheck for one of my A-list shows, Dijon: http://spiritcats.com/gd_091874_nlagin_cro2_n90-nr_dn1_soundcheck.mp3 The second is just a fantastic historical nugget: " This was a jam session ("The Other One Jam" > "The Wall Song", "Jam", "Blooz", and "R&R Jam") with members of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, David Crosby, and others. Ned plays organ and piano." http://spiritcats.com/nl_aditc_ok.mp3
  10. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    MJ: Phenomenal! Finishing my 2nd pass at this set as I type. Though center mass in (one of) my preferred periods, I wasn't familiar with The Seven. Hope you don't mind, but I x-pollinated your post, and my response, over on SHF's "Grateful Thread", as this thing - and The7 in particular - deserve introduction to a broader audience. FYI: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/the-grateful-thread.349350/page-1653
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Brilliant live recording. Bear's autistic genius on full display. Paradigmatic. I just wish Doc warn't as enamored of the sound of his voice talking as I am of it when employed to singing. Still, unlike Dave's Picks, future editions of BSJ will likely be an automatic purchase.
  12. It would have to unseat "Tree of Life". Good god, a clinical exposition of mass Academy delusion. "Bug". Genius. The raw pathos of human desperation and madness in a sublime mix of brilliantly paced, gut wrenching suspense. To quote Letterman, when he was worth quoting: "The paramters are askew." In some small way, the world would be a better place with more like this. Did anyone here see Shannon live while the stage play was touring? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqdKv0Vz0sU
  13. What music did you buy today?

    In the last few years I've begun to wonder about the sociocultural influences that shaped my early predilection for a (predominantly) racially homogenous universe of musical artists. Challenging the established frontiers of those forces is yielding edifying dividends.