Song of the Day

Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 05, 2009 1:02 pm

Pls post music here :)

todays theme: country! (is there anything more uniquely *north american* than country!?)
ever since i've moved back the valley i've been exposed to alot of terrible, modern country. but i really like this country pop jingle ^_^. its nothing amazing, certainly not like older country, but a diamond in the rough compared to the rest of pop country radio

Lady Antibellum - Love don't live here

growing up i used to try really hard to hate country cause it was so popular around here. today its so bad its too easy to hate it, and now i really appreciate 80's and 90's country (and any half descent modern country tune such as this one).

ps: alex, is there anyway to enable embedding youtube vids right into the forum? i've seen it on other forums, not sure what versions they are though.
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 06, 2009 7:12 am

ok... no fans of nu-country here (i thought for sure this conservative hub would have some!) so how about some Alabama?!
Alabama - Mountain Music

ps: how popular is country in quebec? the satellite has a "franco country" station. where does that come from? quebec? what regions?
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 06, 2009 11:01 am

Yeah Country is actually quite popular with a significant segment of Quebecers, we have a surprising ton of francophones artists who sing their own songs and translate the American ones, it's quite amazing for an eastern province/state to have such an infatuation with the midwest.
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 06, 2009 12:24 pm

could you post some of the more well known or influential artists? i'm curious what a translated country cover sounds like, too.

going to toronto was a culture shock, where people only know 1 garth brooks song, and can only be heard at a karaoke bar.

Garth Brooks - Standing Outside the Fire
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 09, 2009 12:16 pm

http://www.tqs.ca/videos/avocat-du-diab ... -33078.php

I know you speak some french so this will interest you. Basically there are no less than 850 country music artists in Quebec!! lol But they get ignored by the media for the most part. But there is a Western Festival in Saint-Tite nowadays,

Patrick Normand is probably the best known artist, Renee Martel among others.

Renee Martel Old Type
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBY3wNpGTo

Renee Martel Clearly Country Type
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTasAC7-ClU

Patrick Normand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OFS1C4No3I

I think country music fans in Quebec are highly likely to be supporters of American statehood for Quebec.
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 10, 2009 9:46 pm

Americalex wrote:http://www.tqs.ca/videos/avocat-du-diable/2008/09/est-ce-que-les-medias-quebecois-boudent-la-musique-country--33078.php

I know you speak some french so this will interest you. Basically there are no less than 850 country music artists in Quebec!! lol But they get ignored by the media for the most part. But there is a Western Festival in Saint-Tite nowadays,

i may have overstated my knowledge of french. its 9th grade, at best, and i can better read it than listen to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1sQkEfAdfY this is the level of french i can understand lol
that is quite the catchy and insidious track.

in retrospect, there is still alot of country i don't like. i'm still very picky cause i'm not digging these. anne murray style country is meh. and secondly, french sounds dumb to me. i can enjoy music in other languages like finnish, icelandic, italian and german... but with french my brain will pick out words here and there which is probably why its dumb, cause i'm only ever getting half (or less) a picture. finnish sounds like a beautiful language to me, probably only because my brain has no frame of reference, and i don't get half a picture, i just get a blank one where i can imagine anything i want. dunno if that makes sense. anyways, i'll be hard pressed to find country in finnish. ty, though still interested in the french covers, devil went down to geogia en francais, perhaps ;)

i don't think this song would sound half as cool if i knew what they were saying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doc1eqstMQQ
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 10, 2009 10:04 pm

If you like finnish music, I can recommend a folk group from there, and the worst is that I understand small parts of what they are singing! It's the coolest language in the world if you ask me. It's what inspired the Noldorin for Tolkien. Well what I like about that album especially is the clear sound of girls speaking clearly and quickly it really is like dancing phonetics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eshESc-Fng0
"Missa mun kultani kulkee - Where does my gold roam?" I have no clue the rest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPYRkxZbLuw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOXxxOOXTpc

As for Quebec country: I'm not a listener so the links I provided were samples, maybe they are really bad I wouldn't know! Also I misunderstood the video: it's 850 reputed artists in the USA, and they basically discuss how country music in the USA is the music of conservatives and white people, the same way blues is typically popular with black people, interesting stuff.
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 10, 2009 10:27 pm

haha neat. i've actually come across them once! i know this finish dude who i bug for new music from time to time.

this is the finish band i really like, called Sara, is much more modern ;)
of course they start out as an alt-metal act
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=felZqrYm ... re=related

but they've evolved into an almost mainstream-like-coldplay band, lotsa piano
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj52JB_W ... re=related
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 10, 2009 10:35 pm

I much prefer their old beat, to me commercial type ramblings are very very very hollow lol But the older type is pretty good, I can imagine being dead drunk in a party filled with people that speak this language I can't understand!
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 10, 2009 11:19 pm

well if your interested this is the track that hooked me.
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?a ... WGRFQlE9PQ


Lasken kehon vuoteelle
Kauniit kuvat vierelle
Missä on loput minusta
Vain haalistuneet kuvat jäljellä
Lasken kuvat, kauniit vierelle
Kerään kaikki, missä on tärkein
Lasken irronneet palaset
Kerään yhden kerrallaan
Kiinnitän kaikki paikoilleen
Ja tiedän tärkein puuttuu

i plugged the lyrics into three different translation sites and the results are very different, but combined give a good image of what the song is about... must be a complex language

Calculus body vuoteelle Rancour scrapes beside Where is infinite me Merely faded scrapes left Calculus scrapes , rancour beside Assembling everybody , where is cardinal Calculus irronneet bolus Assembling yhden kerrallaan Shut everybody paikoilleen And science cardinal intervene

I lower the body to the bed to the side where the pictures are only the rest left in my opinion,
Kauniss, the pictures which have faded,
I calculate the pictures all where the most important is pieces which have come loose
I calculate a one to Kerä at a time
I fix the beautiful in their places and to the side know to Kerä the most important one is missing all

Calculation of body bed
Beautiful pictures side
Where's the rest of me
Only a faded images remaining
The method of images, beautiful side
Gather all the information, what is the most important
Formulas have become detached from the pieces
Work up one at a time
I attach all the seats
And I know the most important missing
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 10, 2009 11:36 pm



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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 10, 2009 11:45 pm

nice... finnish punk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGywo81G6lk
i used to play WoW to this...
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 10, 2009 11:51 pm

lesterBfearsome wrote:nice... finnish punk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGywo81G6lk
i used to play WoW to this...

ahahah Warsong Gulch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr9qf3P7k9s
"Time for a Pre-Emptive Strike"

Man I want to use this for the annexation campaign at one point lol as a joke of course it's Weird Al
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 11, 2009 12:33 am

I'm going to list you all the french groups that I've listened to and that I think are remotely good, because the situation is that I agree that in general french music tends to be pretty bad and I've only got a few groups/singers that qualify as generally good, there is bound to be some! But I'll do it some other coes I'm off to sleep.
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 11, 2009 12:44 am

Here's from a discussion with Brandon (unrelated to previous post lol):

A song we think is from Quebec, the kind you listen when going to Cuba getting drunk and doing the train dance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-lZy8GM ... re=related

Shows up in a Mini-Wheats commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIqLPGSb ... 1&index=20

Somehow ends up translated to english by a British band (not Canadian or American):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POv-3yIPSWc
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 12, 2009 6:15 am

Americalex wrote:
lesterBfearsome wrote:nice... finnish punk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGywo81G6lk
i used to play WoW to this...

ahahah Warsong Gulch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr9qf3P7k9s
"Time for a Pre-Emptive Strike"

Man I want to use this for the annexation campaign at one point lol as a joke of course it's Weird Al
alterac valley ;) never got around to warsong gultch actually.

waiting for the french tunes...
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » Mar 13, 2009 12:21 pm

waiting for the french tunes...

Ok so here goes. From different eras, and very different styles, that obviously not everyone likes for obvious reasons, but nevertheless good music in their own context and styles. I'm putting a focus on those musical styles in the francosphere that I haven't seen reproduced in the anglosphere.

From Quebec
* Harmonium A jethrotul, jefferson airplanes, simon & garfunkel type Quebec band from the 70s, basically a unique voice and a surprising jewel for those who appreciate the style. A classic here, and what I like about any of their youtube links is that all the english comments are of high praise, which says a lot about them being a hidden treasure that people stumble upon if they're lucky.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EAkuD7RCGQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkDNsKPLXaM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL1ICG2_UBk (Dixie!)
* More the Come

From France
* Berurier Noir An extremely political anti-fascist anti-racist band from the 80s, with their beat box trademark, they had the best "trash" dancing shows ever, always spurring youths to get into fights with the white power folks, good years. It's worth it to understand french because their lyrics are really a clever mix of rhymes and meaning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySKG9a0tB1g (two songs, the second is "Live free or die", it's actually live in Quebec City)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7SAHZVzANE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbVtWo0eRZk (their oldest and one of their most successfully botched songs - whatever it is they scream, it ain't french)
* More the Come

From Belgium
* Front 242 An industrial techno group from Belgium, they actually sing in english, for what little they sing anyway since most of it is instrumental. Old and new. I link an older song for the fun of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPpUFBVSyWs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTNrbxee49I (there is a fucked up version of this song out there even better, from the sister cd where this one comes from)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAQtNpACkOs (the fucked up version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcZ1SI1wYhA (I actually listened to the original of this song when I was in grade 5 primary school, I remember putting it once on the speakers for the gymnasium class the teacher was quite shocked)

From Haiti
* La Compagnie Creole Man this band showed up in Quebec they became instant heroes, they've defined Quebec vacation mentality so much! I think they really enjoyed superstar status here lol There songs ARE GOOD lol Children love that music, for the karaoke it's really funny. I'm putting many just to prove that most of their songs have this catchy happy beat to them lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWSWSwKXHWY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twDhig0L97Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NoZzpMgttA (This is probably their biggest hit)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRrapbjfdNc (enough or I'm gonna have to go on vacation)

My lunch break is over, I'll expand the selection during the week-end.
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Mar 13, 2009 5:16 pm

I suspect Haitian creole comes across in french much like Jamaican does in english.

Harmonium is by far the best french music i've ever heard. and its definitely in a style of music i like. Vert is a really neat track, and entertaining, i almost spit out my coffee at the rambling bit in the middle, a gem indeed! As soon as Dixie played i thought of the band Ween. They have an album called "Quebec" (one of my favourites and a gem itself) and i bet some of the tracks on it were inspired by Harmonium...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TP-V8wmOLc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHpfkh4vTO4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDYn-hDTW-w
what do you think? is this clearly influenced by 70s quebec prog?

will listen to the rest here... just want to listen to more harmonium first.
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby lesterBfearsome » Apr 30, 2009 3:46 pm

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/04/29/ ... 241047052/
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 29 (UPI) -- Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry signed an executive order at a public ceremony declaring "Do you Realize??" by the Flaming Lips the official state rock song.

Henry's order, signed Tuesday, ended a debate in the state House of Representatives about whether the song should be made official after bassist Michael Ivins was seen wearing a T-shirt with a hammer-and-sickle communist logo, the Tulsa (Okla.) World reported Wednesday.

The Oklahoma band said the shirt was an "ironic" gift from lead singer Wayne Coyne's wife. However, the T-shirt led a small group of House members to block the vote on the song after it was approved by the Senate 46-0 in March.

The song was chosen by officials after it gathered more then half of the 21,000 votes in an online poll involving 10 songs.

Henry declared April 28 "Flaming Lips Day" during Tuesday's ceremony at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

"The people voted for this, a song that most of all describes the people and the spirit of Oklahoma, and that best conveys the finite and sacred moments we have with those we love," he said.

I love the lips!

What would you like your province/state's official rock song to be!?
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Re: Song of the Day

Postby Americalex » May 06, 2009 12:06 am

I listened to your group they are much younger and have their own style, I think they can evolve into their own sound but yes I can see what you mean by some trace of harmonium in their basic instrumental.

Here is a France-Quebec joint venture, a song from Francis Cabrel, with Quebec singer Isabelle Boulay. The story of a girl who commited suicide, basically "it was the winter in her eyes". But if you can somehow find the lyrics in english it's pretty sad, and it's for a some young 20 year old girl that really did snuff herself out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uxa3QLOJ1w
Cabrel & Boulay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDxrpOfl3s0
And here is someone else on youtube making her own attempt at the same song. She's got an english accent, or she's Acadian (Akadee-an!! *Leonidas Voice*) or something? Its' a very nice version too

Ok I can't help it:

It was winter

She said "I already walked too much
My heart is already too heavy with secrets
Too heavy of sadness "

She said "I don't continue
What awaits me, I already lived it
It's no longer worth it"

She said that life was cruel
She no longer believed in the sun
Nor in the silence of the churches
Even my smiles made her afraid
It was winter in the bottom of her heart

She said that life was cruel
She no longer believed in the sun
Nor in the silence of the churches
Even my smiles made her afraid
It was winter in the bottom of her heart

But the wind has never been colder
The rain more violent than that evening
On the evening of her twenty years
The night when she extinguished the fire
Behind the facade of her eyes
In a white flash

She has surely rejoined the sky
And shines beside the sun
As the new churches
But if since that night I cry
It's that it's cold in the bottom of my heart

She has surely rejoined the sky
And shines beside the sun
As the new churches
But if since that that I cry
It's that it's cold in the bottom of my heart
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