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Friday, December 30, 2011

Billboard.com's Best Pictures of 2011; Music Stars We Lost In 2011; 10 Worst Album Covers Of 2011



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Billboard.com's Best Pictures of 2011

We came. We saw. We bring you photographic proof. From Foo Fighters rocking in the rain at Lollapalooza to a day in the life with Soulja Boy to Selena Gomez, Foster The People, Deadmau5 -- and much more -- these are some of the best images Billboard.com's photographers captured in 2011. Check the link above.

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Grateful Dead - Sittin' On Top Of The World (Studio Version)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Paul McCartney - Golden Slumbers - Live at Yankee Stadium, July 15, 2011

Steve Vai - Full CrossRoads Guitar Duel

Buffy Sainte-Marie TAKE MY HAND FOR A WHILE

GET 'EM FROM THE PEANUT MAN by Lil Johnson 1936

Janis Joplin - Piece of my heart (subtitulado en español) INCREIBLE VERS...

i shall not be moved - Mississippi John Hurt

The Rolling Stones - Place Cigalle Vol. 1 Full Disc

Rolling Stones ~ Sweet Little Sixteen ( Live In Memphis 1978 )

Rolling Stones ~ Love In Vain ( Live In Detroit 1978 )

Rolling Stones- Always get what you want! - Sun Devil Arizona 1981

Rolling Stones -Waiting on a friend! - Sun Devil Arizona!

Rolling Stones Twenty Flight Rock & Let Me Go - Sun Devil Arizona 1981

The Rolling Stones Just My Imagination

Under My Thumb-The Rolling Stones-Live

The Rolling Stones Satisfaction (rare)

Abandoned Love(RARE!) - Bob Dylan (LIVE@Bitter End Club 1975)

Guess I'm Doing Fine

Bob Dylan - Lay Down Your Weary Tune

Let Me Die In My Footsteps - Bob Dylan (FULL Song)

Bob Dylan - Let Me Die In My Footsteps

One too many mornings - Bob Dylan


One Too Many Mornings

Down the street the dogs are barkin’
And the day is a-gettin’ dark
As the night comes in a-fallin’
The dogs’ll lose their bark
An’ the silent night will shatter
From the sounds inside my mind
For I’m one too many mornings
And a thousand miles behind

From the crossroads of my doorstep
My eyes they start to fade
As I turn my head back to the room
Where my love and I have laid
An’ I gaze back to the street
The sidewalk and the sign
And I’m one too many mornings
An’ a thousand miles behind

It’s a restless hungry feeling
That don’t mean no one no good
When ev’rything I’m a-sayin’
You can say it just as good.
You’re right from your side
I’m right from mine
We’re both just one too many mornings
An’ a thousand miles behind

Copyright © 1964, 1966 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1992, 1994 by Special Rider Music

ballad in plain d - bob dylan


I once loved a girl, her skin it was bronze
With the innocence of a lamb, she was gentle like a fawn
I courted her proudly, but now she is gone
Gone as the season she's taken.

Through young summer's breeze, I stole her away
From her mother and sister, though close did they stay
Each one of them suffering from the failures of their day
With strings of guilt they tried hard to guide us.

Of the two sister, I loved the young
With sensitive instincts, she was the creative one
The constant scapegoat, she was easily undone
By the jealousy of others around her.

For her parasite sister, I had no respect
Bound by her boredom, her pride to protect
Countless visions of the other she'd reflect
As a crutch for her scenes and her society.

Myself, for what I did, I cannot be excused
The changes I was going through can't even be used
For the lies that I told her in hopes not to lose
The could-be dream-lover of my lifetime.

With unseen consciousness, I possessed in my grip
A magnificent mantelpiece, though it's heart being chipped
Noticing not that I'd already slipped
To a sin of love's false security.

From silhouetted anger to manufactured peace
Answers of emptiness, voice vacancies
Till the tombstones of damage read me no question but, "Please
What's wrong and what's exactly the matter ?"

And so it did happen, like it could have been foreseen
The timeless explosion of fantasy's dream
At the peak of the night, the king and the queen
Tumbled all down into pieces.

"The tragic figure" her sister did shout
"Leave her alone, God damn you, get out"
And I in my armor, turning about
And nailing her in the ruins of her pettiness.

Beneath a bare light bulb the plaster did pound
Her sister and I in a screaming battleground
And she in between, the victim of sound
Soon shattered as a child to the shadows.

All is gone, all is gone, admit it, take flight
I gagged in contradiction, tears blinding my sight
My mind it was mangled, I ran into the night
Leaving all of love's ashes behind me.

The wind knocks my window, the room it is wet
The words to say I'm sorry, I haven't found yet
I think of her often and hope whoever she's met
Will be fully aware of how precious she is.

Ah, my friends from the prison, they ask unto me
"How good, how good does it feel to be free "?
And I answer them most mysteriously
"Are birds free from the chains of the skyway"?
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bob+dylan/ballad+in+plain+d_20021147.html ]

Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden! - Sun Devil Stadium 1981

Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks 1972

The Charlatans - Alabama Bound (long version)

RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER (1974) by Steely Dan

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Linda Ronstadt Live 11-18-1973 I Fall To Pieces

Linda Ronstadt Live 11-18-1973 Long Long Time

Linda Ronstadt Live 11-18-1973 I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With...

Linda Ronstadt Live 11-18-1973 It Doesn't Matter Any More

Linda Ronstadt Live 11-18-1973 Crazy Arms

Linda Ronstadt Live 11-18-1973 Love Has No Pride

Linda Ronstadt Live 11-18-1973 Rock Me On The Water

Iggy Pop - Foxy Lady (Olympia, 1991)

Rammstein - Seeman

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Composers Datebook for December 28, 2011



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Wednesday, December 28

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Cowell in Cuba

Decades before the Cuban revolution, some decidedly revolutionary sounds had their birth in that country's capital city on today's date in 1930 during a concert of ultra-modern music presented by the Havana Philharmonic.

The concert offered the premiere performance of a new Piano Concerto by the American composer, Henry Cowell, who was also the soloist. Cowell's concerto was structured in the classical mode of three movements: fast-slow-fast, but it broke new ground -- and perhaps a few piano strings -- by employing what Cowell dubbed "tone clusters." These dense dissonant chords were produced by pounding the keys of the piano with the fist, palms, or extended forearms.

The presenters of the concerto prudently arranged for a squad of Cuban policemen to be on hand to forestall threatened disturbances by those in the audience who might not be so willing to sit quietly through even a musical revolution.

Cowell also took his new techniques to the Old World, giving five European tours in the 1920s and 30s, which attracted the attention of Béla Bart*oactute;k, who asked Cowell's permission to employ tone clusters in his own works, and Arnold Schoenberg, who invited Cowell to perform for his Berlin composition classes.

Cowell's oft-stated goal was to embrace what he described as "the whole world of music," whether dissonant or consonant, radical or traditional, Western or non-Western. Perhaps that ideal was even more revolutionary that his Piano Concerto must have seemed back in 1930.

Music Played on Today's Program:

Henry Cowell
(1897 - 1965):
Piano Concerto
Stefan Litwin, piano;
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony;
Michael Stern, cond.
Col Legno 20064

Additional Information:

On Henry Cowell
More on Cowell
An essay on Cowell's legacy

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