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Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:49 am

Greetings,

Of no relevance to the Dhamma, but the new Pet Shop Boys album "Yes" has just been released and this link allows you to listen to (yet not download) the entire album.

Yes, Pet Shop Boys - Album Sampler Widget
http://widgets.clearspring.com/cscallba ... UKpV.FarUQ

If the first single, Love Etc., is anything to go by... it promises to be a mighty fine album.

So with this widget, why do I not know whether it's a mighty fine album first-hand?

Well, I'm resisting temptation and waiting until I get a physical copy of it first (old school!)... and I'm still waiting for the online shop to post it to me. Fingers crossed they post it within the next 24 hours.

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:53 am

The Pet Shop Boys? I think i'll go into the other room now.

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:05 am

You two dunces can go sit in the corner...

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:21 am

Well, I suppose as 80's bands go, the PSB are a cut above Men Without Hats. We all have our guilty pleasure, I suppose, so we should not too hard on poor Paul.

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:48 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby Fede » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:14 am

"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:42 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:49 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:44 pm

Ah, me--I guess I'll have to hang out in the antechamber! :lol I'm VERY Olde School. The Metropolitan Opera has all (and I do mean ALL) their Opera videos and audios on line in HD streaming format for $14 a month... I've been hooked up for days. This was like giving the keys to the liquor cabinet to an alcoholic. Now when I go out i public I communicate in song.

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby Kare » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:53 pm

Shame on you all! As good Theravadists you should stay with The Teaching of the Elders in music as well as in the Dhamma!

Anything later than Bach is nothing but Mahayana of music, not to mention the Tantrayana of pop and rock!

In order to be converted to the True Theramusic, take a look at this video where L'Arpeggiata performes a simple song by Monteverdi - simple, but refined, with exquisite style and improvisations:

http://www.amazon.de/Teatro-dAmore-Chri ... 975&sr=8-3
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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:22 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:26 pm

Bach is all well and good, if one likes Abhidhamma music, but I grew up on plainsong of the Gregorian variety, in other words back as close as we can get to original music.

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby Kare » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:08 pm

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:19 pm

Monteverdi was the guy; if it weren't for him, there wouldn't be opera. Orfeo et Euridice still holds its own. Nor should we overlook Palestrina; definitely a Thera.

Bach's Cantatawerks and Masses are terrific vocal experiences too.

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Re: Yes, Pet Shop Boys

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