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tongue_tied_danny wrote:

Arthur Russell - In The Light Of The Miracle

A mellow track for a Sunday morn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqiLOvFy … h_response

Here's the full version, though to be honest, the last three minutes aren't as good as the first ten.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xXhJ2agJCg

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I Trawl The Megahertz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_uV_vypH0o

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A cover of a Jimmy Webb song by a genius:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSqUDRtE … re=related

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luxury_scruff wrote:

I Trawl The Megahertz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_uV_vypH0o

Good dat. Not heard it for a while. Thanks for the nudge.

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whyIoughta wrote:
luxury_scruff wrote:

I Trawl The Megahertz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_uV_vypH0o

Good dat. Not heard it for a while. Thanks for the nudge.

I used to love dozing off to that. Rest of the album was a bit so-so, but that one opener was/is incredible, the full 20 minutes... "your daddy loves you, he just doesn't want to live with us anymore."

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'I Trawl the Megahertz' seems to be a portrait of a woman who is trying to make sense of her life by reviewing selected momories. She is like someone with their hand on a radio dial, turning into distant stations, listening to fragments of different broadcasts. I say 'seems to' because a degree of vagueness suits my purpose and reflects the tentative way in which 'Megahertz' was written.

In 1991 I went through a period of ill health that meant I was unable to write music in my usual manner - that is, hunched over a keyboard and staring cluelessly at a computer screen. (As you are too polite to ask, the problem was eye surgery followed by shingles followed by eye surgery. And while you're down there Nurse...) I found all this frustating as I've been writing songs since 1971, and am subject to itchy, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if I cannot work. So, unable even to read, I passed the time by listening to and taping all kinds of T.V and radio programmes, concentrating on phone-ins, chat shows, citizen's band conversations, military encryptions - you name it, I was eavesdropping on it.

The more cynical among you are probably anticipating where all this is leading - an announcement to the effect that I have discovered a cure for insomnia. All right, so ninety percent of the stuff I recorded was boring: but isn't ninety percent of most things? What actually happened is that, almost against my will, I started to edit mentally some of the things I'd heard. Odd words from documentaries would cross-pollinate with melancholy confidences aired on late night phone-ins; phrases that originated in different time zones on different frequencies would team up to make new and oddly affecting sentences. And I would change details to protect the innocent (or guilty), to streamline the story that I could hear emerging, and to make it all more ... musical, I suppose.

It now seems obvious that this was the thwarted lyric writers' subconscious taking control: unable to write songs, it was organizing what I had collected into something that was part love song and part lament. (Have you any idea how many sad stories are floating over the airwaves after midnight?) To be frank, the finished item required a good deal of intervention and finessing (with respect, the average citizen's band exchange is not in the front line of the war against cliche) So I own up to jettisoning a lot of the source material that had been like scaffolding for the piece, and as the narrator's character became clearer. I filled in a lot of details of her story myself.

Eventually, and ironically, I came to write and shape all of 'I Trawl the Megahertz' music on a computer. In fact, I cannot think of anything else I've written that is so dependent on technology for its existence. For it is a sad fact that I am a musical ignoramus who has found dedicated music software invaluable. Without it I simply have no means of road-testing certain ideas. (If I asked, I still wouldn't be able to play a single bar of this record, as it was all written - after the fashion of a monkey at a word processor - straight onto the score page of my computer screen.)

With this shameful admission, it is entirely appropiate that I now thank Calum Malcolm and David McGuinness who breached the gap between my virtual midi-instrument world and that of real players: thank guys for helping to translate my illiterate ideas into scores that professional musicians could read without laughing. And thanks to these musicians for their patience and skill, and to Keith Armstrong, for again finding a way to finance an ambitious recording. Finally, a word about the mysterious Yvonne Connors - the voice of 'I Trawl the Megahertz.' She was recorded between 6.15pm and 8.45pm in roon 551 of The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, on October 25th, 1999. What more do you need to know? I now cannot imagine the piece without her. So thank you Yvonne, and thank you V. and Lucy Cuthbertson who led me to you, I hope you enjoy this record which is dedicated to my brothers, Martin and Michael.

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Thing is, I just found the rest of the album a bit sub-Michael Nyman. Who I'm not much of a fan of in the first place.

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That's Paddy/Prefab Sprout in a nutshell.

Some real utter genius stuff that few come close to, and some below par same-as-everybody-else stuff.

The Leeds United of the music scene?

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Wings - Arrow Through Me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lFBq8t5 … re=related

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Wings are it.

This is often on my blaster come a fuzzy Sunday morning. Sax n'all.

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

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Wings are gear.

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Wings are better.

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Wings are better than Lennon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w40MUrFq … re=related

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luxury_scruff wrote:

That's Paddy/Prefab Sprout in a nutshell.

Some real utter genius stuff that few come close to, and some below par same-as-everybody-else stuff.

The Leeds United of the music scene?

Your new hobby trying to wind up Leeds la?

‘I held Suzannah’s hand and told her, “I have to save Leeds United”

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The Only Living Boy In New York

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IwYQ1Vqf_4

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fulmine wrote:

The Only Living Boy In New York

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IwYQ1Vqf_4

Good song. Good pairing & shows that the talent may be unequally spread but you still need the sidekick. PS changed the lyrics from 'half of my life has gone & i don't know where', which i think is better. Plus he did 'ghosts & empties' on Graceland which I've never/will never forgive him for.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-78pcvZ … ure=fvwrel you would

"Life is too short to waste it on negativity. Take deep breaths and let it out. Change it to a positive. Be a role model, a leader, an inspiration. Change this world for the greater good. There is too much negativity in this life. Change it to positive. No such thing as negativity anymore. Just do it." - Kim Il sung

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So the rumours about him were true then?

She’s the main man in the office in the city and she treats me like I’m just another lackey, but I can put a tennis racket up against my face and pretend that I am Kendo Nagasaki...

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I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cWzxJvgWc8

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Misura wrote:
fulmine wrote:

The Only Living Boy In New York

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IwYQ1Vqf_4

Good song. Good pairing & shows that the talent may be unequally spread but you still need the sidekick. PS changed the lyrics from 'half of my life has gone & i don't know where', which i think is better. Plus he did 'ghosts & empties' on Graceland which I've never/will never forgive him for.

Class,

Best S and G song by a country mile...I'd forgotten how good they were.

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Yep...always had a crush on her.

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Tom Tom Club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4

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Stars N Bars:

Synthy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01pkoBCJIEg

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