What are you listening to?

Discussion in 'OT: Trivial Pursuits' started by Eric Nahlin, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. MikeHdez12

    MikeHdez12 Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Anybody familiar with The Nightowls out of Austin? Went to a Cocktail Conference event here in SA and I got to check them out for the first time. Just about melted my face off my face. Great stage energy and wind section is always a plus. @TrueLonghornFan, you privy?
     
  2. Boogieman

    Boogieman Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

  3. Boogieman

    Boogieman Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Mikey, you have great tastes in music. Who wooda thunk it?
     
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  4. SAhornfan

    SAhornfan Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    My wind section can fill a room and clear it shortly thereafter.
     
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  5. SAhornfan

    SAhornfan Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    What the hell does that have to do with my post?
     
  6. MikeHdez12

    MikeHdez12 Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    No doubt we could file that under things that would melt a face off a face as well.
     
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  7. Boogieman

    Boogieman Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Not much I guess. I have failed you. I am shamed. I will delete. I will Seppuku now.
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  8. SAhornfan

    SAhornfan Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    There was no need to delete it.
     
  9. Boogieman

    Boogieman Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    I failed again? Now I really have to commit Suppuku.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. PearlandHorn

    PearlandHorn Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    My God, Mike. I gotta thank you for this band. Unreal.
     
  12. Boogieman

    Boogieman Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Yep, but don't look at them. Mikey did and they just about melted his face off his face. Wouldn't want that to happen to you too. Pretty soon there's just a bunch of faceless people on this board. Not that there aren't any to start with anyway.
     
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  13. PearlandHorn

    PearlandHorn Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Listened to them for an hour last night. Woke up this morning....half my face....Gone!
     
  14. Boogieman

    Boogieman Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    TOLD YA!
     
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  15. MikeHdez12

    MikeHdez12 Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    I admit when I saw them, I was about an hour deep in cocktail conference and feeling pretty toasty so I was going to enjoy whatever they were going to do. But the pure energy and old school approach to stage presence, with the backup singers and the horn section and the swaying/dancing in unison is not something you see every day. Possibly woudn't translate too well to a huge venue, but I can imagine hanging around in a bar somewhere in downtown Austin on a Saturday night and having a grand old time listening to them.

    Oh, and homie in the back was a-slappin' that bass. Can't ever disagree with that.

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  16. MikeHdez12

    MikeHdez12 Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    RIP Al Jarreau. That's a shame.
     
  17. Justin Wells

    Justin Wells Inside Texas Web Editor

    Breaking Benjamin.
     
  18. Jdhmills

    Jdhmills Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    you embrace a wide range of music genres based on your posting history
     
  19. MikeHdez12

    MikeHdez12 Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Man, shoutout to a segment of my college years when I went through a lengthy post-grungy alt metal kick. Breaking Benjamin, Finger Eleven, Chevelle, Stone Sour, etc. on heavy rotation for a couple years.
     
  20. Justin Wells

    Justin Wells Inside Texas Web Editor

    I absolutely love music. Huge range and useless knowledge.
     
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  21. Justin Wells

    Justin Wells Inside Texas Web Editor

    Saw them four times in concert. First in 2003, nobody knew them. Left thinking they rock. Followed closely ever since, even through the breakup.
     
  22. PFD

    PFD Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    I recently got turned on to Charley Crockett. For those of you who enjoy R&B, neo-soul, etc., I highly recommend.





    The inclusion of the steel guitar in an otherwise traditional R&B band makes for a unique sound.
     
  23. MikeHdez12

    MikeHdez12 Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Had a great time last night at Jurassic Park in concert. Projected the movie with an orchestra on stage performing the entire score in sync with the film. Unique and fun way to watch a great movie I've seen countless times.
     
  24. Boogieman

    Boogieman Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Pedal Steel Guitar, eh? With a horn? In this band? It works! Enjoyed this. I don't think I would have ever ran across this if not here.
     
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  25. Boogieman

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  26. windycityhorn

    windycityhorn Member Who Talks

    In honor of Tom Herman, here are my Top 5 Rappers of all time. Not in order:

    Rakim
    Ice Cube
    Biggie
    Tupac
    Eminem

    Herman included Dre. I understand why one would but to me, he's vastly more important as a producer -- the best ever in hip-hop. But he never wrote his own rhymes and is good but not great on the mic.
     
  27. fdub206

    fdub206 Member Who Talks

    Dre is one of the best producers ever but he isn't top 50 rappers of all time. Solid list you have, tough to argue with anyone on it.
     
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  28. PFD

    PFD Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    That's a solid list.

    For me, in terms of talent and skill, Nas and Mos Def would also be in strong contention.
     
  29. fdub206

    fdub206 Member Who Talks

    Agreed. I have always felt Mos Def is vastly underrated.
     
  30. windycityhorn

    windycityhorn Member Who Talks

    No argument from me on either of those guys. I could also name Chuck D, Q-Tip, Busta...

    Of course my tastes run old school cause I grew up in the 90s. There may be kids today who can hang with the greats, but if there are I don't know them.
     
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  31. Boogieman

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  34. fdub206

    fdub206 Member Who Talks


    I could add Talib or either dude from Dead Prez on the underrated list.
     
  35. idighorns

    idighorns Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    1. Rakim
    2. KRS-One









    Biggie
    Q-Tip
    I dunno, maybe Jay-Z? maybe Cube.

    I've always thought Eminem and especially Tupac are overrated.
     
  36. MikeHdez12

    MikeHdez12 Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    What, no Beck? None of the Beastie Boys?

    JK, I don't know **** about rap.
     
  37. windycityhorn

    windycityhorn Member Who Talks

    The Beasties are respected among hip-hop heads. They're not amazing rappers but they respected the history. Beck is a genius, IMHO but I don't think he'd call himself a rapper. He's always said he listens to a lot of it, though, and that it influenced him.
     
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  38. MikeHdez12

    MikeHdez12 Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    They're definitely on the fringe of the game. Between them, The Gorillaz, and Gnarls Barkley, I think that's about as close as I and my library get on the subject. I always loved the Beastie Boys story of starting out as something of a light parody of the genre, but being good enough at it, they gained honest respect, popularity, and recognition.

    FWIW, I've gathered from listening in on various conversations that Missy Elliot is always overlooked in these kinds of discussions.
     
  39. fdub206

    fdub206 Member Who Talks

    Agreed, the Beastie Boys are about as influential as anyone in the history of rap yet i bet they wouldn't even call themselves good rappers.
     
  40. idighorns

    idighorns Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Missy is interesting and talented but not at the level of the top MCs.
    Gorillaz had Del the Funkee Homosapien on the first album, he's actually someone I could put in a top 10 list. And I know they used De la Soul a couple times, one of my favorite groups.
    MCA was probably the most talented rapper of the Beasties, but Mike D has always been my fave.
     
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