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What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:36 am

Greetings,

Here's a few recent releases that take my fancy...

La Roux - Bulletproof
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQdC7h609k8

Pop Inc. Looking 4 The KLF


Pet Shop Boys - Did You See Me Coming?
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hy4bT0ESfc

The Ting Tings - We Walk
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHlQIGdeBpQ

Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern - Pram Town


What are you listening to at the moment?

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:05 am

Holy mother of god!

Apart from the sound of my kids playing the modern equivalent of a slot-car game via x-box, I have been listening to a favourite of mine from years back:

To our children's children's children by The Moody Blues (1970)




and an acquisition from Auckland:
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood live at Madison Square Garden (2008)

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:57 am



In honor of MJ and the great message in the song.

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Guy » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:32 am

I am listening to the hum of the refridgerator, the computer fan, the phone ringing and the tippity-tappity of the keyboard...the wonders of modern technology. :ugeek:
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1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:16 am

Greetings,

Free album... perfectly legal.

"The Given" by Colin Vearncombe (as known in the 80's and 90's as Black.. you know that song "Wonderful Life? Yeah, him)
http://www.colinvearncombe.com/downloads/

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Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby nathan » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:35 am

The wind in the tree tops.
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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:04 pm

This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Stephen K » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:24 pm

Some Bulgarian songs:





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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:20 pm

Greetings Manapa,

Manapa wrote:Besides the KLF you shared (one of the embeded vids isn't working BTW)


Which one wasn't working for you? I'll try finding an alternative link.

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:27 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Manapa wrote:Besides the KLF you shared (one of the embeded vids isn't working BTW)


Which one wasn't working for you? I'll try finding an alternative link.


When a person posts a video at youtube they have the opportunity to make it upload only on youtube and not available for embedding on other sites. Only a small percentage do that. You may be able to find someone else who uploaded the same video who did not put that stipulation.

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:53 am

Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby pink_trike » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:43 am

retrofuturist wrote:Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern - Pram Town


What are you listening to at the moment?

Metta,
Retro. :)


Pram Town vid made me weep. Thanks, Paul.
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:02 am

Ting tings, petshop boys and Le Roux
the embedding is disabled on these I didn't listen to the first two on my list here as I knew the songs but Le Roux was the one I was refering to.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:08 am

Greetings Manapa,

Thanks - I replaced them with old fashioned links.

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:15 am

I'm listening to "2 Minutes to Midnight" by Iron Maiden right now.... BUT....

SHAMELESS PLUG DISCLAIMER
The following is a shameless plug for music I have myself written. As a rubbish musician you should be aware that listening to music I have created is at your own risk. Any time spent listening to my music cannot be refunded.


... I will be listening to "Searching for some other truth" at http://www.myspace.com/mawkish1983 in a bit. I have two version of the song there (one with a piano harmony and one without) and I'm trying to work out which one I should keep and which should be forever purged. I've put it to the public vote but so far only two people have voted. For more info, see the blog on that page.

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:23 am

Greetings Mawkish,

Definitely keep the piano... maybe even complement it with some organ and some strings?

Listening to this, you may have already done so, but check out some Type O Negative... particularly something like...

September Sun

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJhUs9PQvHs

Love You To Death

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZd8nMmWw8A

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Individual » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:43 am

Classical music with elements of Spanish guitar on Pandora.com.

A couple of examples:





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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Guy » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:15 am

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Tex » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:53 pm

Ray LaMontagne is so ridiculously talented...

"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi


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