A bit of the new to get your travelin’ feet a-movin’

I don’t often highlight new artists or music here, in large part because I don’t hang out in the clubs as much I did in the old days, so I don’t get to hear that music where it ought to be heard. But I happened to be at Smith’s Olde Bar a couple of weeks ago listening to bands, and the first two or three to hit the stage were pretty good. Then this guy named Tim Brantley, the headliner, comes on and all of a sudden I find myself gravitating toward the stage to watch, because he’s better than pretty good. He was pretty damn good, and the “damn” makes all the difference.

I don’t know much about him, but this is one of the songs he played that night, accompanied by a guy who played a kickin’, rockin’-out cello, if you can believe it. I’m not sure you can capture live music all that well on video, but see if you like it.

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stands for decibels

April 23rd, 2010
3:34 pm

Since I’m first:

Awhile back Jay had a Friday music thread about cheatin’ hearts. I think it had something to do with Tiger.

Anyway, I heard this Radiohead tune for the first time in awhile yesterday and it made me realize how much I wished I’d thought to post a link to it back when it was on topic. Better late than never.

“Blame it on the satellite that beams me home.”

(There aren’t but a few lyrics I can think of that actually have you sympathizing a bit with the cheater, that identifies the pathology for what it is.)

I’ll go call sheets downstairs.

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
3:37 pm

“According to the first lady, the Obamas discuss tigers at least once a week. Apparently Malia, 11, is concerned about what her father’s administration is doing to save the big cats, who are an endangered species. ”He tells her he’s working on it and there are a lot of people who are thinking about it,” she said. “but I think, the Obama household, we’re trying to save the tigers.”

Boy, am I relieved ………………… I thought they were discussing Tiger !

stands for decibels

April 23rd, 2010
3:41 pm

Jay, this Brantley guy sounds ok.

Smith’s Olde Bar–good place to hear a band, is it?

Soothsayer

April 23rd, 2010
3:44 pm

stands for decibels

April 23rd, 2010
3:48 pm

a kickin’, rockin’-out cello, if you can believe it

oh, I can. Give this a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgTvrPtIWVQ

(dang, I can’t believe this Hoboken outfit doesn’t have better YouTube coverage–they were pretty amazing, and featured the amazing cello artistry of one Jane Scarpantoni.)

stands for decibels

April 23rd, 2010
3:51 pm

Amazing amazing.

Later, kids. Don’t poke anyone’s eye out with a cello bow.

Paul

April 23rd, 2010
3:52 pm

Good start for travelin’ music, Jay.

Peadawg

April 23rd, 2010
3:55 pm

Don’t know what kind of music people on here listen to, but I would highly recommend:
Shaman’s Harvest
Theory of a Deadman
12 Stones

moonbat betty

April 23rd, 2010
4:00 pm

AmVet

April 23rd, 2010
4:17 pm

Jay, like yourself, I don’t go honky tonkin’ much anymore, but I saw this kid (I think he’s 20) a few weeks ago.

VERY talented. His first CD is damn near superb.

Sorry the clip is so short, it’s a great little song…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ttvLYvtXmQ&feature=related

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
4:18 pm

moonbat…

Now that’s the the ticket….

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
4:21 pm

AmVet and Bruno.. thinking of ya on a Friday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMKblZEnD3c

Dusty

April 23rd, 2010
4:23 pm

That was music? I know. Fuddy duddy but all I heard was the usual thump thump band and some guy screeching like into a pipe with an echo while his hair fell in his face. Or maybe into the pipe. Or maybe his family owns the club . Or maybe he plays for food or something.

But I gather that most of you like this kind of “music” even if you are as old as Methusala but try to act young. That’s OK too. Everybody wants to be young and “with it”. But this music is enough to kill ya’!! May you be delivered from this decibel disaster.

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
4:24 pm

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
4:33 pm

Matilda

April 23rd, 2010
4:40 pm

Peadawg,

I like Shaman’s Harvest as well, or what I’ve heard anyway!

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
4:45 pm

You gotta love the South Park guys for chutzpah if nothing else, Josef (although I agree they have a lot more than that to offer.)

I wonder what the Arabic word is for chutzpah.

AmVet

April 23rd, 2010
4:48 pm

“…even if you are as old as Methusala but try to act young. That’s OK too.”

Now thass funny!

betty, that was great! In some ways, more real than the sappy stuff!

josef, ah the lovely Carly. I was really into her music when I was about 15.

An obscure little band from England…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjDqx_GTQmg

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
4:51 pm

Jay:

I know what the Islamic response to “chutzpah” is …………. terror and death !

AmVet

April 23rd, 2010
4:54 pm

I got a bad feeling about it raining tomorrow night at Chastain.

Oh well what are you gonna do?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58i15L9OJ7o

Normal

April 23rd, 2010
4:58 pm

Normal

April 23rd, 2010
5:00 pm

I wonder what the Arabic word is for chutzpah.

Mohammad ;)

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
5:04 pm

“I wonder what the Arabic word if for chutzpah.”

Called my Palestinian friend, she says they use the yiddish chutzpah and says it is used in the daily speech much as we do…small world, et?

Said to post this one for ya! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ9r8LMU9bQ

AmVet

April 23rd, 2010
5:06 pm

Normal,

It won’t be like it’s first time I’ve gotten wet watching a rock show…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdrGS__yg6Q&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Sua_QTDs0

N-GA

April 23rd, 2010
5:08 pm

Jay….I have the same problem trying to dig newer musicians/performers. The problem is in how one gets to hear them. We tend to stay locked into our musical ruts….same performers, same radio stations, etc.

I was TV channel surfing about 3-4 of years ago and stopped on BET (the show was a daytime talk show). The performer was a skinny guy with a guitar sitting on a 3-legged stool, and the song he was singing wiped me out. I found out his name (Amos Lee), and went in search of his music. At first I could only find his CD at Starbucks. Bought 4 of them and handed them out to friends. Since then I’ve seen him twice in concert (had to trek down to the ATL to do it). Dude can write & sing some R&B.

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:08 pm

Quite a few Hebrew words are identical to or very similar to Arabic. Another example of the narcissism of small differences.

Normal

April 23rd, 2010
5:09 pm

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
5:12 pm

ME

April 23rd, 2010
5:12 pm

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:12 pm

This guy, N-Ga.?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slUIDNUnbO4

If so, yes, sounds great…

Normal

April 23rd, 2010
5:13 pm

AmVet, now you’ve done it Dennis Yost. Man, I could have been gay for that dude and his voice…

my all time fav…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UFNPtP3VSo&feature=related

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
5:19 pm

JAY

Both are Semitic languages and very closely related…a person fluent in one can read the other without a great deal of difficulty—the spoken is a bit different. The “bridge” is Aramaic…Sephardic Hebrew is very strongly influenced by Arabic as are Ladino and Spanish and Portuguese… One of my favorites is the Spanish-Ladino “ojalá” which you hear all the time in the sense of “would that, I wish, etc..” and it comes from the Arabic Inshallah”, “G-d Willing…”

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:20 pm

I know some people who need to see that one, Josef…

Normal

April 23rd, 2010
5:21 pm

This should be Earth Day’s theme song…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KK-eYXOjM0

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:21 pm

And there’s this, for Josef AND for Scout (if his head doesn’t explode):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMxmEWrkbnk

N-GA

April 23rd, 2010
5:21 pm

Jay….That would be him. Try listening to the song I caught on BET. You will lose your mind knowing that a contemporary singer/songwriter can still do this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5hPVqPMywc&feature=related

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:25 pm

That’s excellent, N-Ga. I may have to pick that up. And I see he’s on Blue Note. That label has put out some truly great music over the decades.

Normal

April 23rd, 2010
5:27 pm

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
5:28 pm

JAY @ 5:12

Like that one a lot!

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

April 23rd, 2010
5:29 pm

A senior attorney at the SEC’s Washington headquarters spent up to eight hours a day looking at and downloading pornography. When he ran out of hard drive space, he burned the files to CDs or DVDs, which he kept in boxes around his office. He agreed to resign, an earlier watchdog report said.

Yep, that’s what we need, more government.

Uh-huh.

Kamchak

April 23rd, 2010
5:33 pm

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
5:33 pm

Jay:

You make fun of something that is causing immense suffering in this world ……….. and it’s only the beginning/tip of the iceberg. You should fear for your grandchildren.

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:36 pm

I would hope that my grandchildren, like their grandfather, aren’t all that easily frightened, Scout.

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:38 pm

I think it’s reassuring that Shia youngsters expropriate U.S.-born art forms to express themselves, Scout. That’s a good sign, believe it or not, an expression of commonality.

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
5:38 pm

Brave Americans are dying while fighting this plague ………. but then many of you who have never been there can’t understand that. You have no comprehension of what it takes …………….

“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say ‘what should be the reward of such sacrifices?’ … If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

Samuel Adams

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April 23rd, 2010
5:38 pm

It takes a special kinda person to perform in that kinda racket.

A cello rocks!!?!! I’m gonna have to tell that to my husband. His girlfriend in high school played the cello. He told her it was him or the cello (he hated lugging it around). Next up, her dad is running him out of town at the point of a gun. Good thing! She’s been divorced three times.

I won! She lost!

I wonder if she’s still “rockin’” on the cello?

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
5:39 pm

Jay – don’t let them have careers in the press. They will come for them first.

SOUTHERN ATL

April 23rd, 2010
5:40 pm

I heard this song the other day and I was like wow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ck65VP5JtQ

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
5:41 pm

JAY @ 5:21— Great choice,,,thanks….

Unmentionable sends this one…amazing how music can unite us all

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wm1MQL2mlY&feature=related

N-GA

April 23rd, 2010
5:42 pm

music…..the universal language

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
5:43 pm

josef:

You think they can post that “rock” in their own country? Or can I post some “Christian Rock” over there?

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:44 pm

Actually, Scout, my older daughter expressed interest in newspapers as a career, and given the problems of the industry, I discouraged that career goal.

So she’s gone into the poetry industry instead.

Oy vey.

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
5:45 pm

N. Ga. LOVED the link to the new artist!!!! I am now a fan of his…….

<>>

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
5:48 pm

The Army is looking for a few good poets.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

April 23rd, 2010
5:49 pm

The motion also claims that prosecutors say Blagojevich met a labor union official whom the governor believed to be in contact with President Obama, and told the official he would appoint a certain candidate to the vacant Senate seat. In exchange, Blagojevich expected to be named secretary of Health and Human Services, the motion says prosecutors claim.

Let’s call it BlagoGate or better yet, PsychoGate.

It doesn’t really matter what we name it as long as it ends with obozo leaving the White House for good, preferably in cuffs.

Paul

April 23rd, 2010
5:52 pm

N-GA

“Music – the universal language.”

One of my other all-time-favorite short sci fi stories (hey josef nix, didja’ read Mimsy Were the Borogroves?) was about an Earth spaceship that encountered another ship. Both came to a stop as they dealt with the conundrum of not knowing the intentions of the other – could their route be retraced and the home planed destroyed?

There they sat, with the storyteller relating the heavy burden of the captain. Finally a means of communication was established. They’d communicate, then the leaders would consider how to respond. Finally they decided on a meet.

The end was the captain telling the radio operator he hoped things would work out between them. The young radio operator said he was sure they would. The captain asked his source of optimism. The radio operator said “Because for the last half hour their radio operator and I have been swapping dirty jokes.”

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
5:52 pm

Here’s my contribution…….not so new, but not so commercial either…..so she’s still relatively unknown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bds1P9iNWY8&feature=related

AmVet

April 23rd, 2010
5:53 pm

SoAtl, a monster song.

DDR, great to see ya here! Ditto on that Amos Lee.

But I know what you’re wishing for
Love in a peaceful world

Crank it up…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLSAGnHNqGc

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
5:53 pm

I Report (-: You Whine ) :

If you remember, I said from the beginning that the investigation was prematurely shut down and Blagojevich arrested before the deal was consumated because Bush feared Obama was just about to get himself on tape in an indictable offense.

Bush just didn’t want to deal with that and the ensuing chaos. He did him a real favor back then but let’s see where all of this goes. At the very least we know Obama lied which is nothing new.

SOUTHERN ATL

April 23rd, 2010
5:54 pm

….gotta run but something new from one of Atlanta’s own…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqe93Bct7UU

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
5:54 pm

Arizona governor signs immigration bill !! People are getting fed up !

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
5:56 pm

N-GA

April 23rd, 2010
5:58 pm

DebbieDoRight – Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it. This one is for you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBHdGEiYbHc&feature=related

AmVet

April 23rd, 2010
5:59 pm

Paul,

Do you remember the Saturday Night Live skit, where Steve Martin announced that the first message from extraterrestrials was being received. Once decoded, the message stated, “Send more Chuck Berry.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTnoSsaeOn0

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
5:59 pm

Scout–

Yes, in some countries you could…and go back and view the video Jay posted…the Christ makes multiple appearances… Several so-called Islamic countries have large and well-integrated Christian communities…Lebanon, Khazakistan, Albania, Turkey, Indonesia, Kurdistan, Egypt, and Syria to name a few and, you will note, almost all of them are secular states….

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
6:03 pm

Here’s another “newbie” he has an old-school marvin gaye kinda flavor going…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL_w2dT8oVo&feature=related

Paul

April 23rd, 2010
6:04 pm

AmVet

That’s great! Berry’s got a lot of good stage energy.

Well, since we’ve had a coupla kinda sorta dedications…

hadn’t wanted to spoil the nice mood..

but… for all those “Obama’s gonna take my guns gotta go out and stock up on ammo’ types…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4cDUp61PNI

Must listen to the verses, not get hung up on the visuals -

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
6:09 pm

N. Ga. – LOVIN’ IT!!! I am now an official fan!!

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
6:12 pm

N-GA

“music…..the universal language”

And a little old style funk to remind us…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IPEQNYD6oI

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
6:13 pm

josef:

Try getting a Bible through customs in one of those countries or moving there and starting a new church or synagogue.

It’s called:

“Dhimmitude” …………….. a concept that should strike fear in the heart of America. It rears its ugly head as the population percentage of Islam grows and then saturates any given country. It means a humiliating, debasing, servile lifestyle physically forced on infidels by Islamic rule over the centuries wherein you exchange your freedom for your life. It’s already happening in Europe via mass Islamic immigration (i.e., France and the Netherlands) and our government is ignoring it here at our peril.

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
6:13 pm

JAy @ 5:56

:-) Good to see you in tonight…

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
6:17 pm

Scout – how is france / europe being turned into a debased humiliated servile country, (besides the frog leg things….)

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
6:17 pm

“Try getting a Bible through customs in one of those countries or moving there and starting a new church or synagogue. ”

Of the ones mentioned above only Syria would present a problem with the Christian faith…Egypt and Syria both would on the synagogue end of it…

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
6:23 pm

AmVet

April 23rd, 2010
6:25 pm

OK, peeps, out for the evening.

See ya later…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRP6GR35bQE

Kamchak

April 23rd, 2010
6:26 pm

You should fear for your grandchildren.

… a concept that should strike fear in the heart of America.

When you got nothing, sell fear.

Paul

April 23rd, 2010
6:26 pm

josef

Weird Al’s an equal-opportunity parody-er.

that might just be enough to cause some Amish to reconsider their pacifist ways!

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
6:30 pm

josef: Exactly

DebbieDoRight: Surely you keep up with current events ……….. many European countries are just a step behind Holland which is in big trouble with the Islamic influx.

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
6:32 pm

AmVet sorry I missed your comment at first…..loved the song, but I’ve never heard of the group…are they still jamming together?

Also, thanks for the shout out!

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
6:36 pm

Scout: DebbieDoRight: Surely you keep up with current events ……….. many European countries are just a step behind Holland which is in big trouble with the Islamic influx.

I’ve heard a thing or two…..however I still can’t understand how you can compare Holland with ALL of Europe! Can you honestly see the Islamic faith taking over Germany OR Russia? I think that’s not even possible – neither of those countries will be bound by the dictates of a few fanatics.

Speaking of fanatics……….as far as the US goes, since we’ve been “rewarded” by the constant sounds of tea partyers, in that respect, I CAN see the US being taken over by a bunch of fanatics using religion as a shield for their misdeeds.

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
6:36 pm

DebbieDoRight:

Read this article in the below site:

“Brussels: The visibility of Islam”

http://islamineurope.blogspot.com/

Scout

April 23rd, 2010
6:37 pm

DebbieDoRight:

It’s all about population and immigration percentages ………….. wake up!

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
6:40 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

April 23rd, 2010
6:46 pm

Well, I’m learnin’ all kinds of things tonight. I had no idea poetry was an industry.

Liked the short clip from Alec Roeser and the Amos Lee stuff is very good. Hadn’t heard either before.

Speaking of music and the melding of different types of people, go to a bluegrass festival sometime. You might be amazed at the different types of people there.

And I quit going to live shows a long time ago. No matter what venue (large, small, medium) or what type of music I went to see, I always wound up next to some ass that talked all night, so I couldn’t hear. I miss it but I just figure it ain’t worth the hassle.

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
6:47 pm

Yes Scout, those French are so deep in “dhimmitude” that they’re banning the burqa, just as those Islamists demanded.

Wait….

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

April 23rd, 2010
6:48 pm

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

April 23rd, 2010
6:49 pm

Just trying to cheer ya up.

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
6:54 pm

Scout here’s an excerpt taken from your article that I’d like to address A paradox: while the Muslim community is trying to obtain the preservation of its peculiarities, in very stereotypical neighborhoods, a non-Muslim will look in vain for a non-halal butcher, or an alcohol bar. The simple effect of market law? Undoubtedly. But it changes daily life and modifies perceptions. With regrets and sadness for some. With anger for others.

In ‘old Molenbeek’, for example, alcoholic beverages aren’t served anymore in the social restaurant and the cultural center, supported by the municipality, and in the small cafe across from the police station, run by a Turk. In the public markets Arabic is spoken and the veil is omnipresent, but it’s the religious atmosphere that’s disturbing.

The main point of the whole article is basically “the muslims otherness that they tend to hang on to makes them real scary and threatening to the non muslim people of the district where they live”.

It just seems a little ridiculous to me. Been to NY lately? Ever go to China Town or to Brighton Beach? How about Harlem or Spanish Harlem (the bronx)? These neighborhoods are known for their ethnic make up. I really don’t see the difference, nor do I see the basis for the articles’ fear of something different.

theyeshaveit

April 23rd, 2010
6:55 pm

That Tim Brantley fellow is damn,/b> good! Smith’s Olde Bar looks familiar.

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
6:57 pm

Scout: DebbieDoRight – It’s all about population and immigration percentages ………….. wake up!

Scout I’m not saying that controls on immigration is a bad thing, that’s a given!! I’m just not feeling what you’re saying about a “takeover’ happening in this day and age. In the earlier centuries, sure, but now? Nope. Can’t see it.

theyeshaveit

April 23rd, 2010
6:57 pm

oops. Let’s try this again. Tim Brantley fellow is damn good. Smith’s Olde Bar looks familiar.

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
6:58 pm

Eyes, that’s not the Olde Bar in the video. I saw the group at Smith’s, but that’s not where the video was shot.

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
6:59 pm

“Actually, Scout, my older daughter expressed interest in newspapers as a career, and given the problems of the industry, I discouraged that career goal.”

For your offspring…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04fsXlop0-s

Should have heard me when mine said she wanted to be a teacher! :-)

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
7:03 pm

josef happy friday!! Here’s my favorite Weird Al song (a spoof on TI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6KzzIAGPcQ&feature=related

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
7:09 pm

JAY–

For your Little One who wants to study poetry from the greatest English language poet(s) of the 20th Century

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZGWQauQOAQ&feature=related

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
7:09 pm

Mine wants to TEACH poetry, Josef.

Problem is, she loves it and is apparently very good at it. So whatchagonnado?

Jay

April 23rd, 2010
7:10 pm

Today is actually the Bard’s birthday.

DebbieDoRight

April 23rd, 2010
7:10 pm

Of course the world is just a little more beautiful with Sade….this is her new one, it doesn’t get much play on the top 40 radio, but it’s banging……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKM3ibAmFOo

TaxPayer

April 23rd, 2010
7:12 pm

josef nix

April 23rd, 2010
7:14 pm

JAY

Whatchagonnado? Well, just warn her…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OxTVxGhHFM