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  1. I wouldnt expect any girls in my town to even know who any of the artists I'm listening to a lot lately are. But as long as they have an open mind towards music, then it's alright with me. No heavy metal though, and if they like rap at least don't make it any chart topping rap songs. Good lord those are horrible.
  2. MTV really isn't MusicTeleVision anymore. There are some shows concerning music, but not a whole lot. The main outlet for music in TV now is definetly shows like the OC, Cold Case(Really good soundtracks) etc. BUT as much crap is on MTV I can't see how people dont like Pimp My Ride and Cribs. I can't get enough of them. It's modern entertainment with real people. Everyone likes cars, and watching people without much in their lives get their dream cars is awesome. Also, there is a lot of comedy in it. People are judging these shows before they see them. If you just sit down without any pre-conceptions I think ther is a lot of entertainment there. Not a drama that will get you emotional or anything, but a good break at 2:30 from my guitar playing for some peanut butter, Five Alive and X to the Z XZIBIT.
  3. Indie has become probably the most popular 'genre' in music today, at least around where I live. I think most indie bands can also fall into other genres as well. Ther is basically no indie played on the radio, but almost everyone seems to have heard it. The definition of indie to me is rock that I can enjoy, that is being made recently or presently, and that isn't in the mainstream. Tegan and Sara, Sufjan Stevens etc.
  4. magni and Ryan have started kicking butt. Lukas was good on creep too.
  5. I didn't before, I'd heard a lot about them though, and when you mentioned it I looked them up, they seem pretty good.
  6. Haha I made a "Dan Gillis starter pack" for some friends so that they understand really what my music is about. Perfect. 1. Script for a jester's tear - Marillion 2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd 2. Junk Bond Trader - Elliott Smith 3. Red Shoes - Elvis Costello 4. What A Good Boy - Barenaked Ladies 5. Desert Rose - Eric Johnson 6. Hesitation Blues - Hot Tuna 7. Carmine Street - Kaki king 8. Bensusan - Michael Hedges 9. Facing West - Pat Metheny 10. Song For The Boys - Pat Metheny 11. West Coast Blues - Wes Montgomery 12. Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon 13. And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison 14. Sevan Swans - Sufjan Stevens 15. Cello Song - Nick Drake 16. Soup - Blind Melon 17. Voodoo Child (full thing not Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix 18. Happen Now - Joel Plaskett 19. Funkier Than A Mosquitos Tweeter - Nina Simone 20. Superman's Dead - Our Lady Peace
  7. SONGFACTS helped me determine my musical taste for anything rock n roll. For Jazz, folk etc, my dad, friends, Halifax Jazz Fest, and my guitar. I never woyuld have heard of artists such as Kaki King or Michael Hedges if I hadnt started playing guitar.
  8. "All of RAP".. . Is that even gramatically correct?
  9. Beautiful photographs and stories. I must say, the Southern bearded Saki looks like a real life Mickey Mouse in a bad mood.
  10. 1990-2000 i think . . . . OR 65-75
  11. Hesitation Blues, how'd I forget that one. I can't figure out exactly what he does in the intro, I know the verses but man . . . he's amazing/.
  12. Does Seattle still have a good scene? Thats near Portland isn't it?..... Radiohead-heads lol.. Halifax has a pretty good scene I think, good jazz scene at least, and some good bands have come out, Sloan, Joel Plaskett. PLUS, I only need to be 19 to go to bars and etc.
  13. This list can include instrumental acoustic songs, or your traditional 'guitar solo' done on acoustic guitar. 1. Hot Type - Michael Hedges 2. Tribes - Preston Reed 3. Carmine St. - Kaki King 4. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (Gilmour) 5. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - CSN (Stills)
  14. It's really hard to do this. SO many movies 1. Billy Madison 2. Forrest Gump 3. Pirates Of The Caribbean 4. Batman Begins 5. Fight Club 6. XMen 7. X2 8. Kingdom of Heaven 9. Edward Scissorhands 10. Girls Gone Wild 4 Just kidding. The real 10 is::::: 10. Girls Gone Wild 3
  15. Aerial Boundaries - Michael Hedges Script For a Jesters Tear - Marillion
  16. About everything by X to the Z Xzibit and Eminem, and whatever other rappers are popular.
  17. I appreciate that more than almost anything anybody has ever said to me.
  18. Wow, I didn't know he was popular even outside the Maritimes
  19. Seven Swans - Sufjan Stevens I had heard from a friend that Sufjan Stevens was a great listen, so he hooked me up with Michigan, Illinois and Seven Swans. I listened to Michigan, and I wasn't too impressed, certainly not bad, but some of the songs just went nowhere. I listened to Illinois, and I enjoyed it more than Michigan, there were some amazing songs, but again some songs that just started up with horns, got too busy and went nowhere. Then came Seven Swans, and I was amazed. From the first chords of All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands, it had me. So simple, but brilliant. All of the songs are low key and acoustic, but each verse more instruments or voices are added. The magic of instruments you don't usually hear in indie or folk music is undeniable. It was just so relaxing, and refreshing. By the fourth song, To Be Alone With You I was completely entranced. I lay on my bed and just listened to the words "To be alone with you" It was beautiful, but dark at the same time, and almost scary. Almost every song on the album is like an adventure, exploring new things, and enjoying all of them. By The time i got to the title song, I didn't think he could make a better impression on me, but I listened, and I still couldn't believe it. The way he sings, plays instruments and writes is amazing. Sufjan will repeat lines he likes to give them effect, and it works. His lines are etched in your mind : He Will Take you, If You Run, He Will Chase you He Willl Take you, If You Run He Will Chase You By the end of the song, there are drums, several voices, piano, banjo, guitar, organ and god knows what else. Then I heard he plays ALL the instruments on the album, and I was blown away. This album is truly magical, and if you haven't heard it, you are missing out.
  20. Check out the entire Seven Swans Album everyone, it's incredible
  21. La De Da - Joel Plaskett 1. Absentminded Melody 2. Happen Now 3. Lonely Love 4. Lying On A Beach 5. Television Set 6. Truth Be Told 7. Wishing Well 8. Non-Believer 9. Nina And Albert 10. Paralyzed 11. Natural Disaster 12. Love This Town This is an album with an interesting story. Joel, after recording two VERY rocking cd's with his band The Emergency, received an email from a fan in Mesa, Arizona to come record a cd for free with him. So he packed up, left Halifax with a few songs, wrote a few more on the trip, finished some more in the studio. Joel plays tenor, acoustic and electric guitars, drums and keyboard on this album. He has a bassist and a Lap-Steel player with him. The album starts out very intimate and relaxing with Absentminded Melody and quickly bursts into a song that really makes you go "WOW", Happen Now. Those first two songs, after listening to Joel's previous albums that were really rockin', really showcased how how diverse Joel is. Although there are more folk songs on the album, such as the very personal and epic Non-Believer, and the closing song, Love This Town, there are also some upbeat songs. Natural Disaster is the epitome of folk-rock in my opinion, the opening riff with the distorted guitars were really surprising, pleasing, after pretty much all acoustics. La De Da incorporates great songwriting, musicianship, and lots of different musical styles. Give it a shot, it's like a breath of fresh air.
  22. Danielj

    No Respect

    Jimi Hendrix haha, but eventually (duhhhh) he was respected in America
  23. Oh Yeah, Moondance is definetly his best. The entire Script For A Jesters Tear album by Marillion gives me the chills. his voice is just so dark and frightening. It's incredible what he can convey not only by words but by tone.
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