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I listen to what's on.. mostly background music. I usually sit outside by the fire with a semi-portable (well, it's meant to be) radio and CD player. Then again, I like most things composed by Lully as well, which is the same stuff I play during corset making

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Is anyone here familiar with the music of Scott Walker? Pop star in the '60s with the Walker Brothers, a couple of hits ("The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "Make It Easy on Yourself"), then a series of solo records with artsy string arrangements and introspective lyrics. He also became a noted interpreter of Brel around this time. In the past ten years or so his music has begun to sound like some bizarre cross between Sinatra and Nine Inch Nails.

 

Anyway - I've found the early solo albums (titled, oddly enough 'Scott 1 - 4') to be excellent absinthe-drinking music - American pop-balladry in the vein of Sinatra and Jack Jones but with a self-dramatizing European twist.

 

This is my first post, by the way - I like your forum, Hiram.

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Welcome, Enoch!

 

Oh, yes, I do know Scott Walker. I only have one recording with him, though - on a collection of songs by yugoslav composer Goran Bregovic. I'd like to become a bit more familiar with his work.

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Sorry, but I do have to agree with Absomphe.

 

You should've stopped at Clapton.

 

Clapton should have been on that helicopter instead of Stevie Ray.

 

As for music to listen to whilst drinking absinthe,

I can listen to most anything,

love the Squirrel Nut Zippers but tend to go for cabaret type stuff,

Weimar Berlin influenced, like Nicki Jaine and Dresden Dolls,

and of course the originals.

I also love The Mediaeval Baebes.

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I vote for Jacques Brel. If his "J'arrive" doesn't give you goosebumps down your back, you ain't alive.

 

I was raised during the days of the Beach Boys, Beatles, Stones, Young Rascals, etc. so they would be my first choices. The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds", one of the finest albums ever made, is very introspective and IMHO would make a fine accompaniment to absinthe. For intimate absinthe parties of 2, my suggestion would be John Klemmer's "Touch". (Well, Hell, for any kind of intimate party of 2!)

 

I am going to draw a lot of flack here, but the music that would make me immediately leave the building is anything by Pink Floyd. After a few notes I feel like my spinal cord is being squeezed and my head is going to explode.

 

Born in 1955? Youngsters... ;)

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Ooh, The Mediaeval Baebes is nice.. but a bit too depressing at times...Laïs is a good one as well! Faun, Omnia.. yum yum. As for the rest, whatever is on the desk

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Lately, Bill Evans, Chopin's Nocturnes, odd Scandinavian stuff, Eivør Pálsdóttir (who just happens to be just stunningly beautiful) and Vashti Bunyan. However, the best music I listened to while drinking absinthe was performed by a certain AndrewT.

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In no order, but these have been in the player lately

 

Bill Frisell with Dave Holland & Elvin Jones

Medeski, Martin & Wood

Miles Davis - Tribute to Jack Johnson

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Party

Brah Mehldau - Largo

Robert Bradely's Blackwater Surprise

Jamie Cullum

Jeff Buckley

and Martin Sexton (all albums)

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The first time we danced with the green fairy we listened to the soundtrack from the movie "Total Eclipse". I think it's perfect for drinking absinthe to. Now of course every time I hear it I can almost smell the absinthe! I prefer to listen classical stuff when drinking (absinthe that is, I listen to other stuff for boring booze).

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Lately, Bill Evans, Chopin's Nocturnes, odd Scandinavian stuff, Eivør Pálsdóttir (who just happens to be just stunningly beautiful) and Vashti Bunyan.  However, the best music I listened to while drinking absinthe was performed by a certain AndrewT.

 

The 'Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra' album would be a nice soundtrack for absinthe-drinking, especially his version of Fauré's 'Pavane.'

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I have been really into the White Stripes lately. I love Sublime. I love Medeski, Martin and Wood. First time I ever heard of them an old boyfriend took me to see them when I was living in Columbus (Go OSU!) They were so great live!! I went right out and bought the CD. I'm also into a lot of local bands. A band that I'm friends with is about to put out their first CD. Very exciting! I listen to a lot of different genres though. I don't really have any favorites, just whatever I'm in the mood for.

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FYI

 

If anyone is looking for a great site to download music, I would suggest the Archive

 

These artist have free taping policies and the guys taping spend a lot of $$/time for the love of. Some have .mp3 but most are lossless so be forwarned, the file sizes will eat mp3 players alive.

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I am going to draw a lot of flack here, but the music that would make me immediately leave the building is anything by Pink Floyd. After a few notes I feel like my spinal cord is being squeezed and my head is going to explode.

Ok, I'll give you some of your expected and well deserved flack! Just kidding, I would like to think I have long since outgrown the need to criticize people for what appeals to them or not. I, for one, love Pink Floyd. You don't have to. You are, after all, your own Molly.

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Clapton should have been on that helicopter instead of Stevie Ray.

Wrong.

 

It went down the way it should have.

 

 

No.

 

Unfortunately Clapton can be deadly dull when when he is lazy. (Which can be often)

 

Ask Clapton what happened the first time he jammed with Stevie........even Clapton admitted SRV pissed all over him................then of course there was that little Cream gig at the London Polytechnic, where Chas Chandler brought a guy from Seattle named Jimi who ended up sitting in with Cream, and a stunned Clapton.

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QUOTE(myownmolly @ Nov 21 2005, 09:04 AM)

 

the music that would make me immediately leave the building is anything by Pink Floyd. After a few notes I feel like my spinal cord is being squeezed and my head is going to explode.

 

That is the desired effect

Comfortably Numb

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momo Posted Today, 11:08 AM

  I have been really into the White Stripes lately.

 

I can see myself sipping to some White Blood Cells or Elephant.

 

 

Is there anyone who listens to Marilyn Manson anymore? :harhar:

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However, the best music I listened to while drinking absinthe was performed by a certain AndrewT.

 

You're too kind. I'm still working on getting webspace to host my mp3 goodness. Perhaps we'll even have some stuff live from TXLF coming up :cheers:

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