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mr_lebowski

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Hometown: Bay Area, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: AZ
Member since: Wed Feb 1, 2017, 03:51 AM
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camera obscura - honey in the sun (studio-2009) if this doesn't put a 🙂 on ya then well ...

i'm afraid something might be broken ... sorry

sounds awesome loud, so ... crank this up, bop along, and smile ...

So I was trying to come up with a word that means the same thing as the word

"Word"

And I'm coming up with nothing.

Seems I'm a loss for Words ... that mean Word.

Anybody?

Holy Shit do I have a surprise for fans of The Replacements (the band)

Behold, the recently (Oct 2019) unearthed original Matt Wallace-mixed (he was the record producer, but not responsible for the final mix) master recording of Don't Tell a Soul from 1987.

T'was a Mats album oft-looked-askance at, mainly due to it's studio sheen and general 'not properly sounding like The Replacements', mostly courtesy of a 'radio-friendly' final mixdown from hitmaker Chris Lord-Alge ...

The new-old album is presented in entirety as the first disc in a new 4-disc set called 'Dead Mans Pop', at one time a working title of the DTaS set. It's re-sequenced with most of the greatest tracks towards the start, making it a bit front-heavy but there's few stunners to be found towards the end, wherein these new mixes COMPLETELY re-vitalize a couple songs that really suffered in the final mixdown ...

Overall, in this new-old mix, the drums crack and pop, the guitars have edges and actual strumming sounds, and ALL kinds of buried little sounds you NEVER heard in these songs in 30+ years ... suddenly emerge ... and you realize ... this album was NO JOKE, man. It really was great.

As evidence I present ... the Lord-Alge mixed 1987 album version of 'They're Blind' ... which, while a nice song and everything, is really just that ... a nice song. Very smooth, lots of reverb, very 'produced' ... I wouldn't fast-forward, but it doesn't (and never did in the 30+ years, I've been listening) exactly 'excite' me all that much. Or make me 'feel', more importantly.



NOW ... check this out ... the new Wallace mix. Mostly the same performance near as I can tell, but I believe this is the proper speed (the one on the record I think was still this basic recording, but sped up, and mixed differently IOW).

This mix is REVELATORY. WOW. Freaking LOVE this song now. After all this time. Now it feels EPIC.



And there's a BUNCH of them that got better, and it's fun as hell to hear all of them their new stripped down iterations.

This is one that didn't change THAT much, but ... it's still better (impossible as that seems) ... and I FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG, so ... I'm including it ...



They're all on teh Youtube. Along with They're Blind, the new versions of Talent Show, Achin to Be and I Won't are the corkers, but I think everything sounds better on it ...

Enjoy!

trampled by turtles - the middle (live-kexp-2018) ... they should probably be paying jackson browne

Or maybe it's Bruce Hornsby (who often sounds like Jackson Browne come to think of it ...)

Anyways, melody-lifting notwithstanding, it's still a great performance of a very nice song ... perfect to get your Sunday AM started ...

destroyer - tinseltown swimming in blood (studio-2017) from the 'not what you imagined' songbook

Admit it, you were NOT expecting Canadian Roxy Music (with Al Stewart as the singer, plus the New Order Bass Player) ... or those groovy trumpet lines

tedeschi trucks band - part of me (acoustic-live-2013) everything about this song/vid ... is awesome

Fowl/Veggie Soup a day early ... question is ... to thicken, or not to thicken ...

Had a rotisserie chicken that only had a few days left so started soup this AM ... not doing anything for the day since my family isn't nearby and couldn't afford a trip ATM, so ... watching football ... final week of Fantasy, so ... a lot at stake in my league this weekend ... I'm in the Playoffs, but I need to win to get one of my brothers in

Whipped up veggie/chicken stock with celery tops, chicken bones, half-head of garlic, a whole shallot, pepper and coriander corns, bay leaves, a little bouillon ... for veggies I'm going carrot, celery, russets, yellow squash (all fresh of course) and some frozen corn and peas.

My question is ... who like to thicken a soup like this up with some flour, make it a little creamy (and more filling), and who likes it straight/clear?

lori mckenna - people get old (studio-2018) quite an affecting song ...

especially if you've lost someone close recently ...



Pops

bonnie raitt/john prine - angel from montgomery (live - last weekend at the ryman)

emmylou harris - boulder to birmingham (live-1977) a tribute to gram parsons

A stellar performance of a beautiful song ...

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