What kind of music would you prefer to hear out on the playa

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Postby CLARKcon » Fri May 16, 2008 10:34 am

I loved hearing Dead Can Dance (bellydancing music) out there one morning. Snday morning packing it up, drinking coffee- a couple making out frenzy on the ground 20 feet away, the last art cars waving banners and no wind....breath/timeless...
BUT BRC wouldn't have a "soundtrack" without the (((OONTZA-OONTZA))) thump at night. I prefer Hard Rock in the default. When got back this year, listened to XM Radio's electronica stations for about two weeks...just...reminded...me :)
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Postby KingofSpirits » Fri May 16, 2008 9:04 pm

Considering the theme this year I'd figure they should just crank the sounds of military marching bands and the star spangled banner.

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Postby gaminwench » Mon May 19, 2008 7:30 pm

Who is THEY, pilgrim....?

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Postby thirt33n » Mon May 19, 2008 9:06 pm

gaminwench wrote:Who is THEY, pilgrim....?


..you know,...the 'experts' as in "experts say yada yada.."

they usually float somewhere over your shoulder and they are always watching and controlling everything.
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Postby gaminwench » Tue May 20, 2008 11:59 am

Who is THEY, pilgrim....?

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Postby Rezl » Sun May 25, 2008 8:52 pm

Last year was my first. I'll agree there was too much electronic music, but that's not being very specific.
Here's a link to show what I mean:
[url]http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html[/url]

There was too much Psy-trance! I enjoyed it sometimes, but other times I felt like I couldn't escape it.

I looked all week for some French House, but with no luck. Where can I gets some French House?!?!

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Postby skygod » Tue May 27, 2008 1:01 pm

I really enjoyed the music the Opulent Temple played last year with the huge bass that vibrates your guts, gives you a full body massage, lifts your feet slightly above the ground and vibrates the fillings in my teeth. I'm an old man but that kept me dancing throught the full moon, meteor shower and right past the sunrise. I can only do that stuff once a year.
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Postby SirSlackworthy » Fri May 30, 2008 11:51 pm

cunfuzelled wrote: i have a lot of arabic music seeing as that is my favorite music.


That heathen Saracen stuff is frowned upon at Court, but it sounds so sweet. I must say I've developed quite a taste for it myself. Baba Zula, Aisha Kandisha, 3 Mustaphas 3...

Some of what I fancy to hear whilst Loafing:

Angelo Badalamenti
Al Hirt playing Rimsky-Korsakov
Wanda Jackson
Bad Brains
George Clinton
Fatboy Slim
United Future Organization
Mussorgsky
Nouvelle Vague
Jurassic 5
Esquivel
Nina Simone
Prokofiev
Charlie Parker
Squirrels
The Cramps
Handel
Buster Poindexter
Psychic TV
Los Lobos covering a Louis Prima song from a Disney movie
etc. etc. etc.

Plus all the live music I am capable of hearing, whatever the quality or style.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat May 31, 2008 9:42 am

Something I have never heard before. That's what I'd like to hear.

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Postby Elliot » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:34 pm

:D
Bluegrass, Dixieland, Folk, Celtic, Blues, Surfing Instrumentals, Big Bands, Rock-a-billy, Opera.... Anything but the soul-less repetitive mind-numbing over-loud electronic thumping.

I dare claim that nine out of ten burners I talk to want less thumping and more music. We ought to make ourselves... uh... heard.

And live accoustic music is OF COURSE the best kind -- without regard to musical style.

Today's slightly abstract thought: The volume knob on a powerful amplifier is to be used like the accelerator pedal in a powerful car. 99 percent of the time we cruise gently along at low power, enjoying the broad torque band (=good sound quality). Then, once in a while, we open'er up for a short blast as a special treat (Grieg's In The Hall Of The Mountain King, anyone?).
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:03 am

Mind numbing 1950's Rock & Roll is on it's way to the playa..

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Postby janicels » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:16 am

i like to ones the make u feel good like moon shadow,anything by beach boys
rod stewrt
don't get wrong i like rock but is nice to have just that one song u hear in your head all day long
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Postby Elliot » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:18 am

:D
Hi Unjonharley!
KSR Camp will not be able to have a "music department" like I brain-stormed about last fall, but I'm definitely in favor of more variety and less volume.
Oh, that 1950s kind of mind-numbing is a somewhat more acceptabel form, yes! LOL
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Postby janicels » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:21 am

i like that less volume so u can hear people talk that would be nice
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Postby Ron » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:02 am

Live and original and themed for the event. Think Mutator.

Live and original and just cool. Like at Jazz camp or center camp, often.

Or just live and original. Failing that live and covers are OK, most often when it's via karaoke and folk are having lots of fun with it. But live, with real human beings actually making the music fits my tastes for the burn.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:22 am

One thing I seem to recall from many years past was that someone had a synthesizer which he played or left on automatic. The arena near this instrument, however, was littered with various car parts and an assortment of broken drumsticks. People who "got it" squatted down with the car parts and hammmered away in accompaniment.

So the short answer is, music that encourages participation, or music that everyone can make themselves, or music that goes real good with E.

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Postby Elliot » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:26 pm

:D
Impromptu drumming is a good thing, but I have a problem with that synthesizer left on automatic -- something soul-less about that, IMHO.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:50 pm

Elliot wrote::D
Impromptu drumming is a good thing, but I have a problem with that synthesizer left on automatic -- something soul-less about that, IMHO.
:D


I think he was taking a break from 24-hour performance. A break, you know? Eat, drink, rest?
Hell of a lot better than recorded oonz-oonz.

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80s

Postby brandyd44 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:53 pm

Alternative 80's - Depeche Mode, The Cure....

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Postby Spicy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:17 am

This year I'm hoping for some old time Muscle Shoals Rhythm and Blues. Maybe some Mississippi blues. And I can always manage some soul or downtempo.

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Postby JezebelinHell » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:54 am

I'm getting a solar charger for my iPod so I can give my ears a rest from the thumpa thumpa. I fucking hate techno. My favorite dance club in BRC is The Temple of Funk. Now that's dance music!
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Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:08 pm

JezebelinHell wrote:I'm getting a solar charger for my iPod so I can give my ears a rest from the thumpa thumpa. I fucking hate techno. My favorite dance club in BRC is The Temple of Funk. Now that's dance music!


I run a disc player off a solar..
Found there was not enough current to keep up.. So I went to Batteries Plus and had a rechargable battery pack made up..
Then put it line with solar panel..

For day time only you can get a panel for around 14$ at Harbor Fart..

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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:15 pm

Motorola has an interesting battery pack that can be plugged into phones or anything with usb plugs such as bluetooth to run or recharge batteries.
It uses lithium, about 1600 mah I think.

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Postby AntiM » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:28 pm

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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:52 pm

AntiM wrote:Meatloaf!
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Postby LeChatNoir » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:14 pm

Rezl wrote:Last year was my first. I'll agree there was too much electronic music, but that's not being very specific.
Here's a link to show what I mean:
http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html

There was too much Psy-trance! I enjoyed it sometimes, but other times I felt like I couldn't escape it.

I looked all week for some French House, but with no luck. Where can I gets some French House?!?!


I agree… too much psy-trance and goa-trance, etc for my personal tastes. But so it goes in BRC. .

Easing a bit down the BPM scale into some good solid Deep House would be fine by me. And any French House thrown into the mix is generally pretty swell. (Elliot, Heh Heh Heh. I am so very sorry… I know that simply using the above terms will cause me to fall a bit from grace in your eyes… but I must confess that I do enjoy electronic music. I hope you can find it in your heart to, if not forgive me, at least overlook this character trait. I’ll try to use more copper in my projects to make up for it?? Please???)

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Postby chiefdanfox » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:11 pm

I have to agree with Mr. Noir's assessment. I like it all, maybe the electronica gets old, but it is a little like a pulse. Hearing the heart beat of the dusty mother home.

What I would like to hear is more of the "Father knows best" thingy I heard last year on Friday or Saturday morning radio. Something about "God made that excretion for one purpose..." and "The most wonderful part of the mommy" It was a Mr. Cleaver talks to Wally thing, but not really. I laughed so hard an antler came out of my nose.

Anybody else hear that? (my camp mates heard it too, so no, it wasn't the whisky talkin')


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