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    D, I've been listening to a lot of John Prine recently. Never was familiar with his stuff, but the dude's a songwriting genius.

    "We eventually managed to find them near Biskupin, where demonstrations of prehistoric farming are organized. These oxen couldn't be transported to anywhere else, so we had to built the entire studio around them. A scene that lasted twenty-something seconds took us a year and a half to prepare."

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    He's a fucking national treasure! That whole live performance you posted is great.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/fe...resent-w458832

    His latest album of duets, For Better or Worse, is fantastic.

    We used this as our walking-out song in our wedding:


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    Song for song, Prine brings me near-to-tears more than any other artist.

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    You know, he's not blessed with the finest voice, but I actually think that "flaw" endears me more to his work. I look forward to building on my meager collection (I have the duets album you mention -- it's fantastic).
    "We eventually managed to find them near Biskupin, where demonstrations of prehistoric farming are organized. These oxen couldn't be transported to anywhere else, so we had to built the entire studio around them. A scene that lasted twenty-something seconds took us a year and a half to prepare."

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    Quote Quoting Russ (view post)
    You know, he's not blessed with the finest voice, but I actually think that "flaw" endears me more to his work.
    Totally. It's earnest.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Totally. It's earnest.
    D, if your description of earnestness was in reference to the Sam Stone-era, or any of his early, groundbreaking work (with which I am sadly unfamiliar), I would totally agree.

    The little bit of his later work that I am familiar with (seemingly more playful, complete with scruffy vocals and all) strikes me more as "I'm having a good time and my body of work speaks for itself, so fuck off". That's what I was referring to. I love that attitude. I just really get the feeling he's having the time of his life because (a) he survived the early years, and (b) he totally earned it.

    I want to get his Great Days anthology.
    "We eventually managed to find them near Biskupin, where demonstrations of prehistoric farming are organized. These oxen couldn't be transported to anywhere else, so we had to built the entire studio around them. A scene that lasted twenty-something seconds took us a year and a half to prepare."

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    Russ, I totally agree. Maybe earnest was the wrong word to use to describe his singing.

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    I think Bruised Orange might be my favorite of his earlier albums.

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    I'm such a sucker for this shit. I was scared he had called it quits.


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    Pretty cool synth-wave stuff.

    Getting a little tired of the sound, but he does it well.

    I recently discovered this: Electronic System - Skylab (1974)

    This is pretty much ground zero for all of this post-Air, retro-throwback synth stuff. Only, it was done in 1974.

    It's basically all of Air's entire discography reduced to a single 10 minute track.




    This is totally bad ass as well.


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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Heavenly!
    "We eventually managed to find them near Biskupin, where demonstrations of prehistoric farming are organized. These oxen couldn't be transported to anywhere else, so we had to built the entire studio around them. A scene that lasted twenty-something seconds took us a year and a half to prepare."

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    "We eventually managed to find them near Biskupin, where demonstrations of prehistoric farming are organized. These oxen couldn't be transported to anywhere else, so we had to built the entire studio around them. A scene that lasted twenty-something seconds took us a year and a half to prepare."

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    Snog- now there's a name I haven't heard in a long, long time. Cool track.

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    Loved that Snog track. David Thrusell has never failed to interest.
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