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5 hours ago, nick8086 said:

I was in surf music...also..The 1980 was a fun time..

 

 

 

If I remember correctly on the back of one the albums  it stated  "The Ventures exclusively use Mosrite Guitars sold at Sears Robuck 

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19 hours ago, wayne sheldon said:

 

 

 

Did you know the Animal's famous song "House of the Rising Sun" was originally recorded in 1932? Their version is only slightly altered from a bit later recording in 1936 wherein the words had been changed from the 1932 version. The Animal's version was very close to the 1936 and another later yet version done in the early 1950s. I don't offhand recall who did the earlier versions. But I did get to hear one of the earlier versions.

I don't remember what made me look that up several years ago. I stumbled into a 'factoid' (real but trivial definition) and went searching on the internet. Sometimes what you aren't looking for becomes the most interesting discovery (still somewhat trivial?).

Speaking of going back do you remember this song in H/S? 

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That song goes back to 1923, and my parents danced to another version in the mid 30's

I remember driving in the car with my parents when Ricky Nelson's song " Fools Rush In" came on and my mom turned around from the front seat and said that song was popular in 1940. 

 

 

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Early Hollywood films from the silent to talkies used many composers of the 1700-1800's work.

Many film scenes of majesty, terror, suspense used many themes from great compositions. For instance when I was a kid watching a old movie I would hear these themes and would not know they were from great works of art from composers.

  So here is one that has been used from Hal Roach's films of the 40's to the silence era that I'm sure you all have heard. One of my very favorite composers, probably because his music reaches out and really grabs the human condition.

 Richard Wagner "Flying Dutchman" Overture

 Richard Wagner "Flying Dutchman" Overture - YouTube

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I have a very wide range of music I listen to, but the garage usually has 70's and 80's rock playing.

Back in the mid through late 80's I spent most weekends working with a band, doing sound, lighting and guitar tech work, that played all the major (and minor) clubs and hot spots in Hollywood.

Most nights were rather mundane and boring, but there were plenty of times where it looked like something out of a movie.

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Pfeil, Richard Wagner gets a black eye these days, for reasons I don't think he deserves. He truly was one of the greatest composers of all time. Yes, like so many driven artists then and now, he had aspects of his life that no true self respecting man would be proud of. The overture to the "Flying Dutchman" is another in my long list of favorites, as are more than a dozen of the pieces taken out of Wagner's 'Ring cycle', including and especially "The Ride of the Valkyries" (I have probably listened to it hundreds of times during my life!). At an age before movies and television, the opera was the grandest spectacle of story telling. Just as movie producers do today, Richard Wagner often told legendary tales taken from history, and on a grand scale! Just like political ego-maniacs today, the Nazis fancied themselves to be smarter and more enlightened than the rest of the peons around them. To that end, they surrounded themselves with classical music and even opera. While they would burn books, and stomp out literary ideas that didn't fully support their ideology, they loved Richard Wagner's imagery of the Vikings, famous warriors and conquerors. I may not agree with all of his political ideas, but Richard Wagner was no more a Nazi than was Abe Lincoln. 

The 'Ring Cycle', or 'Der Ring Des Nibelungen', was told in four parts. Often, a production will do only one of the parts, expecting the viewer to know the context that would be provided by the other three parts. Much like movie trilogies today, each part worked well as a stand-alone. However, all become more complete when viewed together over a short time. As a full opera, the four parts are usually performed over four nights. The length of the entire work covers somewhat over fifteen hours, not counting the befores, afters, and intermissions!

About twenty years ago, PBS did a special presentation of the 'Ring Cycle'. I recorded it, but have never had enough free time to watch more than a couple hours of it. Some day, I do hope to watch the entire thing in maybe two days. Maybe if I ever get the flu really bad? Could be an upside to this Covid thing?

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Victory at Sea

Billy Joel

Anything by Leroy Anderson

Bette Midler

Tschaikowski's  Sixth Symphony

Beach Boys

Sha Na Na

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

The Drifters

John Phillip Souza Marches

The Coasters

Copeland's Appalachian Spring

Sound track from "Music Man"

Mariachi from local Spanish Language radio station

... and getting my Sparton and Klaxon horns sounding "Just Right"

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My garage music is by BRPBR  (Blue Ridge Public Broadcasting Radio)   Non distracting classical music.

If I'm in the shop before 10 AM, I listen to the local station's "Tell It & Sell It".   A call in show to sell each

other stuff, occasionally causing me to lay down the tools and arrange a purchase.   Music is nice but

new stuff is more fun.  

 

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12 hours ago, nick8086 said:

I got the cds and still have them..

 

 

 

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I have a older cousin on my Moms side ( with the exception of my mom all of my moms side were flat landers or non beach people) who came over to my parents house about 67-68 and gave me all the LP's of the Ventures, Dick Dale, Beach Boys, BelAir's, Jan&Dean, The Wailers, The lively Ones, Hondells, Sufaris, Chantays, Challengers, Bruce Johnston etc. I didn't have the heart to tell her it wasn't surf music. Anyroad, I still have those vinyl records, and I've hardly ever played them. 

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As requested😺

 

1962, the future was attainable. From a time when a now-ubiquitous telecom satellite WAS the future! Not to mention all the gadgets in early-60s cars.

 

And even though some of those are positively low-tech compared to the electronic brains that run them now, the things just worked better and were simpler to operate then! Case in point, automatic headlight dimmers. For all their computerized efficiency, most now have trouble dimming lights on four-lane divided highways, and you have to dig into the car's brain to adjust settings or override the thing. But that's progress!

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13 minutes ago, padgett said:

I have one of these. Note: price has tripled since I bought one.

Padgett, I picked up a NIB Denon USB table at an auction couple years back; was part of a lot of stereo equipment.

 

I was underwhelmed. I suppose it dubs vinyl to a USB port as well as any, but it has all the features of a cheap V-M or BSR table from a 70s console. Which is to say none. No stylus pressure, no anti-skate, no speed strobe, nada. 

 

Course there was a time when even Garrard transcription turntables didn't have those features... kinda like most pre-1970s luxury cars😏

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Have an 1969 AR turntable with a Shure V-15 type II, expect needs a new belt. For under a buck with USB output it seemed like a deal for a new belt drive.

There is a more expensive model - AT-LPW30TK - with tone arm adjustments.

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I keep country on at the shop, but I'm not racist either. I like 70/80's rock, some blues, some classical, some gospel. On another note how do I contact another member? Specifically John348. I do not have enough seat time on this forum to message him.

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37 minutes ago, Murphdog said:

........ how do I contact another member? Specifically John348. I do not have enough seat time on this forum to message him.

Find a post John348 has made, just click on his "name" there and when the screen opens click on the "Message" button and go from there.

 

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Wow. The Deodato clip made me think of all the Tangerine Dream I dubbed onto chrome oxide cassettes to have it for road trips. TD and Dixie Dregs are good high-speed travel music.

 

And one of my less-musically enlightened friends had the nerve to say Tangerine Dream sounded like cheesy 70s porn flick music. Philistine...😠

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I have that Rhino CD set also!👍

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