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1 hour ago, TubeLover said:

I had the opportunity to see Graham Nash the other night, in fifth row center seats, in a reasonably intimate music venue. Great show. His voice has held up incredibly well for a 77 year old (where has the time gone?). He played for nearly two hours, and played a nice selection of songs.

 

Wow, that’s great.  I would really enjoy seeing him.  Too bad his tour does not bring him out west (or perhaps it did and I already missed him).

 

For anyone that knows Graham Nash mainly from his collaborations with Crosby—and of course with Stills and Young—I highly encourage you to check out his very first solo album, “Songs for Beginners” from 1971.  It has some incredibly strong songwriting and holds up surprisingly well.  Terrific ensemble playing, including Jerry Garcia, David Lindley, Rita Coolidge, Bobby Keys, Dave Mason, and Phil Lesh!

Doug Sax even did the mastering.

 

[Songs for Beginners was actually the second album I ever bought—at 11 years old in 1973.  The first LP I bought that same year was The Mothers of Invention “We’re Only in it for the Money,” and The Beatles “Abby Road.”  From then on I always had a part time job to support my record and hi-fi habits.  In fact, aside from bicycle stores and the beach, most all my other teen time was spent hanging out either at record stores or making a pest of myself at hi-fi shops—until one finally hired me.

Sorry for the OT.  Just remembering first records took me down memory lane...B|]

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Completely agree on "Songs For Beginners as an excellent piece of musiuc. I personally feel it is by far his best solos effort. Thanks for the SQ breakdown of the variations of this recording that have been available, Firedog. 

 

It's hard to imagine any fans of Graham Nash, David Crosby, or CSN/CSNY wouldn't be aware, but the Graham Nash David Crosby album by those two is, again, in my personal opinion, , possibly the best recording by any of the CSN triumvirate outside of their work as a group. Consistently excellent songs, beautifully performed and still timeless.

 

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One further thought, with apologies for diverting a bit from the point of this discussion. Granted, I resurrected it from near death, so some leeway seems only fair. Not to mention, discussion of good music should never be restricted. 

 

I would also highly recommend the live album by Crosby and Nash, "Another Stoney Evening" as a must listen for fans. Superb versions of a number of songs, including Southbound Train, Strangers Room and Guinevere are included, as well as a quite well recorded intimate evening with these two legends.

 

 

 

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John Mellencamp tonight.  I think his latest album is really fine.

 

Last fun for awhile, as our dog is having surgery and it's a 12-week recovery.


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1 hour ago, Jud said:

John Mellencamp tonight.  I think his latest album is really fine.

 

Last fun for awhile, as our dog is having surgery and it's a 12-week recovery.

 

Enjoy the concert Jud.  And I hope your pooch recovers well. :o

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5 hours ago, Jud said:

John Mellencamp tonight.  I think his latest album is really fine.

 

Last fun for awhile, as our dog is having surgery and it's a 12-week recovery.

 

Jud, agreed on the latest Mellencamp being excellent. Best wishes for your dog and his recovery.

 

JC

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On 4/30/2019 at 6:57 PM, Jud said:

John Mellencamp tonight.  I think his latest album is really fine.

 

Last fun for awhile, as our dog is having surgery and it's a 12-week recovery.

 

I hope your dog recovers quickly and well!


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Tomorrow 21:30 h,

Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra

@ our local Chateau de Cangé in an free open air event.

Like his films a lot and Wikipedia's genre categories says Garage rock, world music & gypsy punk. 😎

Can't see what could be worse with that than my new neighbor playing Spice Girls much too loud (while I'm writing) 🤢😱 

Cheers, Tom

 

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Whoops, recently saw Flutes of Three Nations (China, Japan, and Korea) on June 9th, which was a great display of mutual respect among musicians, as well as great traditional music.

 

Also saw Fabian Almazan Trio here in Portland at the Old Church on June 21. Finally got a chance to see two of my favorite musicians live (Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan, what simpatico) and get their autographs!

 

Two days before that show, was lucky to watch The Comet is Coming put on an awesome show at Doug Fir Lounge - if you haven't seen a show at Doug Fir, do it. The sound is fantastic. King Shabaka... nuff said.


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Monophonics on Aug 9 at the Aladdin. I have a work trip I’m returning from that day so wish me travel luck on getting there on time!

 

Connie Han Trio on Aug 13 at Lan Su Garden. Bringing my leathers... not.


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