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First new album from Del Amitri, an all-timer band for me, in 19 years! Due out May 28.

 
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As for covers, great take on a song that seems to morph between multiple recordings of it.

 

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Okay, another You Tuber I stumbled onto. It appears she plays just about every instrument known to man. Didn't check all her videos, but heard her singing in Russian, English, Croatian and Polish. According to comments her pronunciation was nearly flawless in all of the languages.

 
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I'm at the age where I have no idea how well known these guys are....but I just found them and have had them on repeat for a couple weeks.

Black Pumas
 

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I'm at the age where I have no idea how well known these guys are....but I just found them and have had them on repeat for a couple weeks.

Black Pumas
Damn, I miss good R&B/Soul. Excellent sound. Great voices.

And no, I wasn't familiar until now. I don't think.
 

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I'm at the age where I have no idea how well known these guys are....but I just found them and have had them on repeat for a couple weeks.

Black Pumas
Damn, I miss good R&B/Soul. Excellent sound. Great voices.

And no, I wasn't familiar until now. I don't think.
Big fan. Love the album and have been playing it a ton. That song in particular gets a lot of airplay and you’ll hear it during ads and going into commercials on TV now too. They were pretty well known before but then they played the Biden inauguration (that song) and really went viral.

If you like them check out Durand Jones and the Indications. I got hooked hearing their awesome cover of Bowie’s “Young Americans” and bought all three of their albums (two studio and one live). All great. Really good energy in the live show too.
 

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Big fan. Love the album and have been playing it a ton. That song in particular gets a lot of airplay and you’ll hear it during ads and going into commercials on TV now too. They were pretty well known before but then they played the Biden inauguration (that song) and really went viral.
Well, you could've been decent and posted their music over on the lefty board in the inauguration thread.

I used to be fairly current when I was doing delivery gigs and listening to our NPR music station. But now that I've been inside for a couple years, the sum total of my exposure to new music is the supermarket playlist. Which is terrible.

Unfortunately, much as I liked Bowie, I never cared for Young Americans.
 
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Big fan. Love the album and have been playing it a ton. That song in particular gets a lot of airplay and you’ll hear it during ads and going into commercials on TV now too. They were pretty well known before but then they played the Biden inauguration (that song) and really went viral.

If you like them check out Durand Jones and the Indications. I got hooked hearing their awesome cover of Bowie’s “Young Americans” and bought all three of their albums (two studio and one live). All great. Really good energy in the live show too.
Just downloaded all 3 on Apple Music. Funny that was in Biden's inauguration.
 

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Well, you could've been decent and posted their music over on the lefty board in the inauguration thread.

I used to be fairly current when I was doing delivery gigs and listening to our NPR music station. But now that I've been inside for a couple years, the sum total of my exposure to new music is the supermarket playlist. Which is terrible.

Unfortunately, much as I liked Bowie, I never cared for Young Americans.

Just downloaded all 3 on Apple Music. Funny that was in Biden's inauguration.
I actually did post the clip from the Biden inauguration performance in the cesspool inauguration thread but I think you guys were, um, busy then. I remember that I was actually more taken with some country crossover collaboration that night with the Florida Georgia Line guy and Tim McGraw, but that got beaten into death for a few weeks and then died. These guys have some sustenance imo.

@storrsroars, if you don‘t like “Young Americans,” check out this one then:


Sirius is without question my greatest source of new music. It’s a shame that they took The Loft off the satellite and that it’s only available on-line or through the app, because that has the best shows for my tastes. I still listen to Meg Griffin’s Disorder over the app, as well as David Johannson’s Mansion of Fun. There are also a couple shows on Phish Radio that turn me on to new stuff I’ve never heard before. The drummer John Fishman has his own show called The Errant Path and it’s aways a really thoughtful show. And there is a weekly show called The Bunny that originated as the name of the show they would broadcast from a trailer on-site during their tours, so it was always basically set break music. When they stopped touring during the pandemic they made The Bunny a regular weekly show and it’s another great source of new music for me. It’s how I discovered Anderson .Paak a couple years ago and I still listen to and like him a lot, but that’s more hip hop oriented.

Speaking of which, LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells Radio is a preset for me; as is Soul Town. Both great stations. Recently added Tough Gong as preset, too.
 

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Here is a perfect example of a tune I got turned on to recently on The Bunny:


 

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Sirius is without question my greatest source of new music.
You kids and your paying for music streaming :confused:

I did add a Black Puma and a "New R&B" station to my free Pandora though.
 

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You kids and your paying for music streaming :confused:

I did add a Black Puma and a "New R&B" station to my free Pandora though.
No, it’s an old timer paying for real DJs to curate the music and talk about it, like I have enjoyed my whole life. I prefer the human interaction to having my music selected by corporate algorithms.

“When the product is free, you are the product.”
 
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No, it’s an old timer paying for real DJs to curate the music and talk about it, like I have enjoyed my whole life. I prefer the human interaction to having my music selected by corporate algorithms.

“When the product is free, you are the product.”
iPhone
iPad
MacBook Air
Apple CarPlay
Apple Watch
Apple TV
Apple Music

I don't know. I don't mind paying for the fact that I take a picture and it's everywhere I ever need it to be. All my music is available everywhere I would ever use it, organized the way I want it. I don't enter passwords or credit card info anywhere really. I literally spend 10 minutes a month paying bills. Can't do that on free Pandora and that's worth it to me.
 

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No, it’s an old timer paying for real DJs to curate the music and talk about it, like I have enjoyed my whole life. I prefer the human interaction to having my music selected by corporate algorithms.

“When the product is free, you are the product.”
I had a 90-day trial when I bought my current car. I simply didn't care enough to subscribe.

As far as DJs, there was Vin Scelsa and Scott Muni, and then everyone else. Scott is dead, Vin retired. You can keep Meg Griffin.

And your quote fails in this case. I'm not providing useable data. I don't really care that ads show up. I grew up with that and am quite immune.

That $160/year is worth a couple bottles of good scotch for us hoi polloi. Besides, I pretty much only listen to "rock" when doing gardening/yardwork. In the house it's usually the classical station or jazz as background music.

You Apple fanboys are used to overpaying for everything :D
 

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I had a 90-day trial when I bought my current car. I simply didn't care enough to subscribe.

As far as DJs, there was Vin Scelsa and Scott Muni, and then everyone else. Scott is dead, Vin retired. You can keep Meg Griffin.

And your quote fails in this case. I'm not providing useable data. I don't really care that ads show up. I grew up with that and am quite immune.

That $160/year is worth a couple bottles of good scotch for us hoi polloi. Besides, I pretty much only listen to "rock" when doing gardening/yardwork. In the house it's usually the classical station or jazz as background music.

You Apple fanboys are used to overpaying for everything :D
Scelsa was on Sirius and I listened religiously. Dylan’s show, too. Tom Petty was another amazing curator and student of music and I still listen to the reruns of his show.

There are dozens more but the point you’re missing is that I love radio and that’s what I’m paying for. Sirius is where all the best of radio has gone and it’s always been an important part of my life.

I love that you don’t think you’re the product. Not that you would or should care. I wouldn’t if I liked having a computer algorithm choose my music, but I don’t.

I don’t get the Apple comment but I see that you are in fedora mode again so I’ll just leave it at to each, their peach. I like radio.
 

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This is really not recent, but another I only recently discovered. The singer really let's it rip, she doesn't hold anything back.


What genre would people say this is? It's really quite a mix of sounds going on there.
 

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This blew me away. That they essentially created an orchestra entirely with guitars.

 
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I just reupped Sirius for $77 a year, still well below my drop point. Life's too short for commercials.
 

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This isn't "new", but ever since seeing Gary Clark Jr. open for the Rolling Stones a couple of years ago, I have sort of rediscovered my love for blues driven rock. I've got BB King's Bluesville dialed in on my SiriusXM.

 

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Scelsa was on Sirius and I listened religiously. Dylan’s show, too. Tom Petty was another amazing curator and student of music and I still listen to the reruns of his show.

There are dozens more but the point you’re missing is that I love radio and that’s what I’m paying for. Sirius is where all the best of radio has gone and it’s always been an important part of my life.

I love that you don’t think you’re the product. Not that you would or should care. I wouldn’t if I liked having a computer algorithm choose my music, but I don’t.

I don’t get the Apple comment but I see that you are in fedora mode again so I’ll just leave it at to each, their peach. I like radio.
OK, maybe not you on the Apple, that was more for Deepster.

I get the "I love radio" part. I just don't feel that way in 2021 as it's been so long since I've heard decent radio. If you can convince me that there's another "Idiot's Delight" out there, maybe I'd change my mind.

As far as Pandora's algorithm goes, I found it weirder and more eclectic than Spotify, even though the latter has a much larger library. My Lyle Lovett station is a trip. All sorts of weirdness there. I've got 15 or so stations, some based on specific songs.

I particularly enjoy my "Kelly's Heroes" (Black Grape) station (as an aside, I'll argue with anyone that "It's Great When Your Straight" was the best album of the 90s). I just put on whatever I'm in the mood for and I'm good for a couple hours, or if I'm feeling wild, there's always shuffle.

You'll find this amusing. While my channels represent a number of genres (none of them Van Morrison), pretty much all of them eventually land on one or more Van Morrison tunes.
 

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OK, maybe not you on the Apple, that was more for Deepster.

I get the "I love radio" part. I just don't feel that way in 2021 as it's been so long since I've heard decent radio. If you can convince me that there's another "Idiot's Delight" out there, maybe I'd change my mind.

As far as Pandora's algorithm goes, I found it weirder and more eclectic than Spotify, even though the latter has a much larger library. My Lyle Lovett station is a trip. All sorts of weirdness there. I've got 15 or so stations, some based on specific songs.

I particularly enjoy my "Kelly's Heroes" (Black Grape) station (as an aside, I'll argue with anyone that "It's Great When Your Straight" was the best album of the 90s). I just put on whatever I'm in the mood for and I'm good for a couple hours, or if I'm feeling wild, there's always shuffle.

You'll find this amusing. While my channels represent a number of genres (none of them Van Morrison), pretty much all of them eventually land on one or more Van Morrison tunes.
David Johannson’s Mansion of Fun on the Loft is the closest thing to Vin’s show. Fishman’s Errant Path on Phish Radio is similar in range but Fishman is a bit more laconic than Scelsa and Johansson.

Forgot to mention that I also listen to Larry Kirwin’s Celtic Crush every week. Another great show.
 

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David Johannson’s Mansion of Fun on the Loft is the closest thing to Vin’s show. Fishman’s Errant Path on Phish Radio is similar in range but Fishman is a bit more laconic than Scelsa and Johansson.

Forgot to mention that I also listen to Larry Kirwin’s Celtic Crush every week. Another great show.
Kirwin might be the worst guitarist to ever front a hit band. But I love his storytelling. You just reminded me that I don't have a Black47 channel, although I do have Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers.

I don't think I could ever listen to a channel called "Phish radio". My scent memory would immediately bring up patchouli and I'd have to fumigate whatever room I was in ;-)

I can see Johannson being a decent racontuer but Vin is a large pair of shoes to fill. Scelsa was huge in my life. The minute I'd heard on MNF that Lennon was shot I went to Vin's show and spent the night listening to what I think to this day was the most amazing emotional radio ever. Vin introduced me to Carl Hiaasen from back when he did book reviews. I used to anxiously wait for the T-shirt and Razoo Kelly letters. And the song segues... nobody did segues like Vin, nor had the nads to play Hoagie Carmichael on FM "rock" radio. His show, along with Scott Muni's "Things From England" were the only two shows I ever considered "appointment radio".
 

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Kirwin might be the worst guitarist to ever front a hit band. But I love his storytelling. You just reminded me that I don't have a Black47 channel, although I do have Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers.

I don't think I could ever listen to a channel called "Phish radio". My scent memory would immediately bring up patchouli and I'd have to fumigate whatever room I was in ;-)

I can see Johannson being a decent racontuer but Vin is a large pair of shoes to fill. Scelsa was huge in my life. The minute I'd heard on MNF that Lennon was shot I went to Vin's show and spent the night listening to what I think to this day was the most amazing emotional radio ever. Vin introduced me to Carl Hiaasen from back when he did book reviews. I used to anxiously wait for the T-shirt and Razoo Kelly letters. And the song segues... nobody did segues like Vin, nor had the nads to play Hoagie Carmichael on FM "rock" radio. His show, along with Scott Muni's "Things From England" were the only two shows I ever considered "appointment radio".

In a rental car in Austin I found myself on Pfish radio. Left it on for a couple of days. Never really got into the band, but it was pretty good car music. No patchouli car air freshener was involved.
 

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