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  1. What a difference a couple years makes. His roommate's doing great. He still a finicky eater but we've managed to put about 7 or 8 lbs on him.
  2. Dave Brubeck wasn't the first Jazz musician to have a little fun with time signatures but his Time Out album was significant in the extent to which they moved around. Most people are familiar with Take Five, but the song from that album that has always stood out to me Is this one. I don't think anyone in jazz had ever recorded a song in 9/8 (love to know if so). I love the section where they alternate 9/8 and 4/4.
  3. Great call on Sigur Ros. I was going to Mention Jonsi's vocals specifically, but I had already suggested Bjork and didn't want to flood the zone with Icelanders.
  4. I didn't argue that the guys I mentioned fit the parameters set by the OP, I only cited them as evidence that the artists you offered (I don't include Ray Charles from your subsequent post) weren't quite as unique as maybe you implied. That said, I'm still not going to argue the Beatles and Stones. As I stipulated, you can hear the Blues (The Stones) and R&B (Beatles) influences in their earlier music, but their sound was their own; And in the case of the Beatles, they evolved significantly over time. As for Elvis, Maybe we're just interpreting the OP differently. Elvis' mus
  5. Because Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Chuck Berry. I'd listen to the argument that, while heavily influenced, the Beatles and Stones had their own sound. But Elvis? He was just a good looking white kid doing his best to perform like Berry and sound like Roy Hamilton.
  6. Good pull. "(Ives) set about devouring the contemporary cake before anyone else had even found a seat at the table" -Igor Stravinsky This is my personal favorite. It may sound familiar but then he twists it like a pretzel (It's like Sousa on crack):
  7. How about Igor Stravinsky? You know your music is new and different when it spawns a riot.
  8. The accompanying music sounds like it could have been lifted straight out of a random 6 minute jam session by The Doors.
  9. I mean, Bjork has to be on the short list right? I still remember where I was when I heard this for the first time. Turns out she had already been doing similar things with the Sugarcubes, but they didn't hit my radar until much later.
  10. If I recall correctly, that's from back when Kenny was on tour with Miles opening for him. This was also when Miles himself was dropping albums like Decoy and Star People. Don't get me wrong, I'll take those albums over anything Kenny G's ever done; But this is not his Kind of Blue era.
  11. When you're kicking so much ass that it's no longer worth your time...
  12. Not exactly.-politically, maybe. Socially and culturally, I don't think Texas is viewed as even being notable enough to ridicule like Florida is. It's another state, like Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. It's just a big one. I still love Texas and the people. But I left almost 20 years ago, so maybe I just love the memories.
  13. Twain didn't say that but I certainly understand the sentiment.
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