Thoughts on music

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by billy, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Gun Junkie

    Gun Junkie G&G Evangelist

    That, and they actually had musicians.
     
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  2. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    Marshall Dillon, I'll go an garan teee that. Don't say nothin Doc, you ol' scutter.
     
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  3. I like Brad Paisley...
     
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  4. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    And here's the backstory about a "story song"...
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    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  6. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    If you were to ask most music listeners who released the first popular reggae song , they would likely say it was Bob Marley....
    But here was the first...with lyrics.
     
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  7. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Now here's a very raw, hardcore, live version of a "story song"... (hope I haven't already posted it)
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  8. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Here's a lengthy video from "Austin City Limits" program back in 1983. Some of the absolute best singer/songwriter story songs; and lots of these performers aren't with us anymore...
    Track Listing and Times...

    1) John Prine - There She Goes 1:50 2) Billy Joe Shaver - Georgia On A Fast Train 5:10 3) Rodney Crowell - 'Till I Gain Control Again 7:40 4) Guy Clark - The Carpenter 12:00 5) Keith Sykes - The Coast Of Marseilles 17:20 6) Rodney Crowell w/ Rosanne Cash - No Memories Hanging Round 20:30 7) John Prine - Grandpa Was A Carpenter 23:40 8) Billy Joe Shaver - I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal 26:30 9) Bill Caswell - Sodbuster 29:05 10) Keith Sykes - I'm Not Strange (I'm Just Like You) 31:50 11) Guy Clark - Homegrown Tomatoes 34:50 12) Rodney Crowell - Shame On The Moon 38:00 13) Billy Joe Shaver - Ride Me Down Easy 42:00 14) Bill Caswell - Don't Tell Momma I'm A Guitar Picker 44:15 15) Keith Sykes - One True Love 46:47 16) John Prine - Aimless Love 49:40 17) Guy Clark - L.A. Freeway 52:10
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  9. Jim Bridger

    Jim Bridger G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    It is a fact. Most of the actors and musicians are Democrats. They are with a few exceptions supporting strong gun control.:eek:
     
  10. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    I think an argument could be made that rap traces its roots back to the old World War II "Jody Calls." Think about it: Jodies are done a capella, they depend on rhythm rather than melody, and they frequently tell a story or express emotions. Look at the classic "Sound Off", which I learned in the Boy Scouts even though it wasn't until I got to the Academy that I finally figured out some of the fine points. Regular text is the cadence caller, italics is the unit response:

    You had a good home but you left!
    You're right!
    You had a good home but you left!
    You're right!
    Jody was there when you left!
    You're right!
    Your baby was there when you left!
    You're right!
    Sound off!
    1, 2!
    Sound off!
    3, 4!
    Cadence count!
    1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2 ... 3, 4!

    They signed you up for the length of the war ...
    I've never had it so good before!
    The best you'll get in a biv-ou-ac ...
    Is a whiff of cologne from a passing WAC!
    Sound off!
    1, 2!
    Sound off!
    3, 4!
    Cadence count!
    1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2 ... 3, 4!

    There ain't no use in going back ...
    Jody's livin' it up in the shack!
    Jody's got somethin' you ain't got ...
    It's been so long I almost forgot!
    Sound off!
    1, 2!
    Sound off!
    3, 4!
    Cadence count!
    1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2 ... 3, 4!

    Your baby was lonely, as lonely could be ...
    'Til Jody provided company!
    Ain't it great to have a pal ...
    Who works so hard just to keep up morale!
    Sound off!
    1, 2!
    Sound off!
    3, 4!
    Cadence count!
    1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2 ... 3, 4!

    You ain't got nothin' to worry about ...
    He'll keep her happy until I get out!
    You won't get home 'til the end of the war ...
    In the year Two Thousand and Seventy Four!
    Sound off!
    1, 2!
    Sound off!
    3, 4!
    Cadence count!
    1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2 ... 3, 4!

    Story, rhythm, not much in the way of melody ... it certainly sounds like a description of your basic rap number to me, even if it don't include lyrics like "bustin' caps on cops", reference to women as "ho's", and threats aimed at someone or other, or at some other rapper. Well? Do I make my case?
     
  11. Gun Junkie

    Gun Junkie G&G Evangelist

    You made your case but, Rap is still crap.
    I built new barracks at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, and listened to cadences all day and liked them, but listening to Rap would've been to me like Chinese water torture.
     
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  12. Jim Bridger

    Jim Bridger G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    When the "Rappers" chant kill the Police officers it is very disgusting:mad: .
     
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  13. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    The only kind of music that makes me angry immediately and I want to beat the crap out of every person involved
    Rap=psychopathic prison yard chants
    They like to glorify gun violence.
    Play that crap around me for long and you might see the real thing first hand
     
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  14. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor