HuffNo FRIDAY!!!

HuffNo Friday 01

I know it’s early to start the party but I’m just too psyched about HuffNo so I can’t wait to get things going.  Now someone else can start a serious thread for HuffNo Friday if they want but I’m serious about my music.

I have a very eclectic taste in music. I love everything from classical to reggae to hip hop to bluegrass to opera to alternative you name it. It fits my personality because I tend to experience many different moods and music to me is all about satisfying our emotions. I tend to like music with an edge or a political conscience but like I say to anyone who asks me about my musical tastes I say “I only like good music”.

There probably is no art from that is more a matter of personal preference than music. We often cannot say why we like one piece of music and do not like another. Most likely because music touches the soul and some music reminds us of things that make us happy and things that make us sad, in a bad way.

For me music transcends spoken language as well. I love music with meaningful lyrics but for me to enjoy music I do not need hear lyrics or even to understand the lyrics to satisfy my love for certain songs.

Music more than any other art form is uniquely international. Music loses little in translation from one culture to another culture. America easily adopts musical styles from cultures all over the world. Furthermore, American culture spreads music all over the world as well and in many cases has been our best method of diplomacy. I love hearing Asian cultures for example adopt and hybridize American music forms like rock, the blues, ska and even hip hop.

Probably my favorite instrument of all time is the electric guitar having grown up in the 60’s and 70’s. While I love classic rock I still follow many current groups though I beleive the 00’s has been disappointing so far especially in terms of American music. I end up enjoying more and more international music for that reason. However one of my favorite rock albums was produced in the 00’s that really resonated with me not only musically but in theme as well because it truly was the best protest album of our time.

Green Day “American Idiot”

Green Day “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

Green Day “Jesus of Suburbia”

Of course right wingers like O’Reilly and Limbaugh came out against Green Day’s album “American Idiot” because it was too truthful.

For Kalima.

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nicole473
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Rob Thomas…..”Her Diamonds”

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AdLib
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Hey my friends, a little musical farewell for the evening:

“Drizzle, drazzle, druzzle, drome,
Time for this one to go home.”

Night all and thanks for a fantastic debut of HuffNo Friday at The Planet!!!

Lots of fun and thoughtful conversation. Next week?

Night!

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Kalima
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Goodnight AdLib, sleep well.

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kesmarn
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This guy, Magnus LaDue is also a math prodigy. I’ll admit it: I’m jealous of a 9 year old.

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AdLib
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A little smooth Stevie:

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Pepe Lepew
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I *hate* the troll on HuffPost with SRV as his avatar. And he knows it bugs people which is why he does it…

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escribacat
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Hi Pepe. What is SRV?

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Corgi Lover
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Esribacat: SRV = Stevie Ray Vaugn (sp?)
I had to look up and see who the video was myself before I knew the reference, too.

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nicole473
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But why does a ref to SRV bother Pepe??

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Corgi Lover
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Probably a hero worship thing. Sort of like if, say, AC changed her avatar to Judy Blue Eyes. To adopt a true talent’s image for one who is a tr0ll is really sad.

Of course, AC probably has no idea who Judy Blue Eyes is, though.

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nicole473
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Thanks, Monk. I should have thought of that…..”smacking self on side of head”.

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Pepe Lepew
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I dunno if I know how to do this, but this is a brand new album I just bought today!:

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nicole473
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My 19-year-old loves Wolfmother, so I thank you for the post, Pepe. I am now ordering the cd online for him for xmas. 🙂

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kesmarn
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It’s almost 2 AM. I did get on-call at work, but then GOT CALLED IN!! What is up with that? Hope there’s still time to add one more that’s a bit off the beaten path, but I think kind of lovely.

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nicole473
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Kesmarn, very uplifting..love it!

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Corgi Lover
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This was probably the music for Arianna’s wedding night.

Pink Floyd – MONEY

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Corgi Lover
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I have a lot of fine memories of this song, and the days around it.

Alvin Lee – Ten Years After – I’d like to Change the world

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nicole473
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A fave Beatles song….”Oh Darlin'”

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Corgi Lover
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I just wanted to dedicate this to the memory of certain trolls at HP

The Who – Uncle Ernie

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nicole473
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OMG, now I am going to be seeing all the trolls as Uncle Ernie!! LMAO!

🙂

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Corgi Lover
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Next time you read one of them saying that “Obama is dithering” subtley think or hint that they are “fiddling about”.

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nicole473
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Good one. LOL. 🙂

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nicole473
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One of my faves……Gladys Knight & The Pips “If I Were Your Woman”

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