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Country music, is it OK?

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by LuckyR » February 22nd, 2015, 7:12 pm

Greta wrote:
LuckyR wrote:I am not going to be in California for the announced spring Steely Dan concerts, still hoping they have a national tour in the summer.
If you can, see them in the smallest possible venue. I saw them in Sydney's Entertainment Centre, which is a big, echoey stadium and it spoiled the gig for me. I love the Dan's jazzy textures and ideas, but nuances get lost in stadiums and it detracted. The other Dan fans I attended with felt the same.
Luckily here in Portland the venues are pretty small compare compared to LA and the NE. Also thanks to the secondary ticket market you can get seats anywhere you want.
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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Harbal » February 23rd, 2015, 3:03 pm

Am I in the right place to join the Steely Dan fan club?

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Steve3007 » February 23rd, 2015, 4:04 pm

Absolutely. With a song called Kid Charlemagne about a 70's San Francisco drug dealer, what's not to like.

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by LuckyR » February 24th, 2015, 6:07 pm

Harbal wrote:Am I in the right place to join the Steely Dan fan club?

Uummm... this is the country music thread (in a Philosophy Forum), so even a tangential SD reference will add dramatically to the philosophy quotient.
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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Greta » February 24th, 2015, 8:39 pm

To tie it all in, Steely Dan's Dirty Work, Pearl of the Quarter, Any Major Dude Will Tell You and With a Gun were country tracks - and some of my least favourite Dan tracks :) Much prefer Aja, The Royal Scam and Your Gold Teeth.
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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Robert66 » June 5th, 2015, 7:24 am

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Jimmy Little, Harry and Wilga Williams (and the Country Outcasts), Roger Knox, Kev Carmody, The Pigram Brothers, Bobby McLeod.

Real Australian country music - check them out.

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Lagayscienza » June 5th, 2015, 10:01 am

My answer to the OP is: Yeah, why not? If you must. But there are far better things to listen to.

Ok, I'll admit I'm partial to some of the golden oldies like Dusty Springfield's Stand by Your Maaayan and Tammy Wynette's Wishing and Hoping but they don't write them like that any more.

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Greta » June 5th, 2015, 10:46 am

I know what you did there, Lagaya - I'd also say that Dusty was never country :)
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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Harbal » June 5th, 2015, 6:32 pm

I once read about a study where they monitored the pleasure centres in the brains of various animals to find out how they responded to music. The results were quite interesting, although I can't really remember all that much about it. I seem to think dolphins quite liked Miles Davis, I suppose it must be something to do with all the blue. Anyway, the point is, the only creature that responded positively to country music was the turkey, it turned out they just couldn't get enough of it.

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Robert66 » June 5th, 2015, 9:24 pm

Is it any wonder that you have now graduated, Harbal?

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Madera » June 7th, 2015, 8:55 pm

My daughter loves country music, as for myself I seldom listen to music. I see nothing wrong with country music. Although I prefer classical music.

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My daughter loves country music, as for myself I seldom listen to music. I see nothing wrong with country music. Although I prefer classical music.

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oops sorry for the duplicate.

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Harbal » June 8th, 2015, 4:30 pm

Madera wrote: My daughter loves country music,
Do you blame yourself for that?

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Madera » June 8th, 2015, 7:01 pm

No I blame you.

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Harbal » June 9th, 2015, 3:36 pm

Madera wrote:No I blame you.
It's the Devil's music, blame him.

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Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Madera » June 9th, 2015, 3:51 pm

I did.

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