Nobody does Travelin’ Music better than the gypsies

When I saw that the Gipsy Kings were playing at Chastain tomorrow night, I knew what the Friday Night Travelin’ Music ™ would feature. I’ve never seen the Kings in person, but I’ve long admired their musicianship and passion. They’re true Romani, or gypsy, from Spain by way of France.

But if their current tour takes them by way of Arizona, they better keep their passports handy.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Gipsy Kings!

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stands for decibels

April 30th, 2010
3:43 pm

I shoulda learned to play that gui-tar
I shoulda learned how to play them drums…

Kamchak

April 30th, 2010
3:44 pm

Normal

April 30th, 2010
3:47 pm

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
3:49 pm

Thank goodness…I was afraid I was going to see way to much Willy…

Since we are not…here is something to keep all the guys on here happy:

http://www.vevo.com/watch/christina-aguilera/not-myself-tonight/USRV81000022

Normal

April 30th, 2010
3:50 pm

Normal

April 30th, 2010
3:52 pm

Jewcowboy, is that the Republican sex thingie?

Bosch

April 30th, 2010
3:52 pm

Jay, josef will be so happy – the Gypsy Kings are really tre’ awesome.

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
3:53 pm

thomas

April 30th, 2010
3:53 pm

Jay,

On any other day a fine musical selection you would have made. But on today! The birthday of Willie!

Disappointment, any southerner should be disappointed.

Gotta go with Willie, even if he thinks the gov. blew up the 2nd tower. Gotta give the guy a little, lotta thc in that there brain.

Kamchak

April 30th, 2010
3:55 pm

jewcowboy

How did you hack into the RNC’s entertainment files?

Bosch

April 30th, 2010
3:55 pm

Happy Birthday Mr. Nelson!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEj_v-r3y20

(Don’t look jewcowboy)

thomas

April 30th, 2010
3:57 pm

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
3:49 pm

stereotyping all us straight guys i see……… discrimination at its finest.

seriously though I think the phrase goes…. i wouldn’t **** her w/ your……….

way too many golfers have played that course.

Normal

April 30th, 2010
3:58 pm

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
3:58 pm

Normal/Kamchak,

Of course, this is similar to the bank regulation debate recently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_de3C3Pkb8Q

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:00 pm

Bosch

April 30th, 2010
4:01 pm

thomas,

If anybody should distrust the government, it’s Willie.

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:01 pm

Normal got there first :)

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:02 pm

Kamchak

April 30th, 2010
4:02 pm

jewcowboy

TBogg posted this the other day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud3yszClUPQ

Normal

April 30th, 2010
4:03 pm

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:03 pm

Perhaps given what’s going on in the Gulf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejorQVy3m8E

thomas

April 30th, 2010
4:03 pm

normal/bosch thanks for that.

my college friends and I used have a traditional day long gathering on this fine day.

josef nix

April 30th, 2010
4:06 pm

BOSCH

Josef is VERY happy!

JAY

The Romany lady says to tell you to go back and capitalize the “g” when used to describe the music–proper adjective–otherwise, it’s the r word. Also says to tell you she’s lifting any curses placed on you, but Cynthia still has hers… :-)

BTW, Jay, superb choice

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:06 pm

Normal @ 4.03…

Way to funny…though this is more my style:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhARp0-5nxA

thomas

April 30th, 2010
4:06 pm

Bosch

April 30th, 2010
4:01 pm

his history with them combined with the paranoia and YES!

Imagine his doesn’t include the paranoid side-effect.

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:06 pm

Kamchak @ 4.02,

I get motion sick just watching…

Del

April 30th, 2010
4:07 pm

Here’s one for the guy’s only cleaner than jewcowboy’s previous post. Make sire you listen to both artists and their respective comparisons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=sXzrUztyd1Y

Normal

April 30th, 2010
4:11 pm

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:06 pm

:D

Pogo

April 30th, 2010
4:12 pm

I’d like to dedicate this to all you sheep out there;

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/30/is-obama-fomenting-a-race-war/

Sleep well and read up on your history.

Jay

April 30th, 2010
4:14 pm

I couldn’t believe the local police up in North Carolina busted the guys on Willie’s bus.

That’s like hunting over a baited field.

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:15 pm

Pogo @ 4.12,

Just for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w

All in good (mental) health…

Jay

April 30th, 2010
4:16 pm

And we can add another one to the list: White-hating Marxist Muslim Obama foments race war.

Normal

April 30th, 2010
4:16 pm

Pogo,
You had too much to dream last night…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuOec305SQA

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
4:20 pm

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
4:23 pm

this movie is a must see for fans of gypsy music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lIMu2QMLtQ

thomas

April 30th, 2010
4:24 pm

Jay

April 30th, 2010
4:14 pm

Well we all know those couldn’t have been “normal” people who made the arrest.

I mean who and what would not have made the trade for some of willie’s secret stash?

Jay

April 30th, 2010
4:26 pm

At the very least, not NORML.

Normal

April 30th, 2010
4:28 pm

The Tea Drinkers here think Obama is…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOErZuzZpS8

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
4:29 pm

thomas,

“way too many golfers have played that course.”

Well, at least she is a sure thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhOfC4FOaeE

Normal

April 30th, 2010
4:30 pm

Normal is for NORML

TaxPayer

April 30th, 2010
4:37 pm

I mean who and what would not have made the trade for some of willie’s secret stash?

Grow your own, thomas. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt2qtlrXWp0"Oh yes you can, you know you can. Quit drooling over Willie’s stash.

TaxPayer

April 30th, 2010
4:38 pm

I mean who and what would not have made the trade for some of willie’s secret stash?

Grow your own, thomas. Oh yes you can, you know you can. Quit drooling over Willie’s stash.

There. That should work.

thomas

April 30th, 2010
4:43 pm

taxpayer,

i can’t keep fake plants alive, how you want me to grow valuable ones?

jewcowboy,

i got a love of competition…….. but she could have made for a 1:55 last call at the bar or even a 3:15 late nite text. (lived through “textless” college life and with text, with is much easier i must say)

josef nix

April 30th, 2010
4:44 pm

For any of y’all who have an interest in knowing more about “those” people…not out to get on my soapbox…but this is probably the most misunderstood and most discriminated against group of people in the world today

http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2003/romani.html

Normal

April 30th, 2010
4:48 pm

josef nix
@4:44

Thanks fot that site. Very educational.

Normal

April 30th, 2010
4:54 pm

@@

April 30th, 2010
5:04 pm

I YIKE dem yippsies!!!!!!!!!

So what’s this chemical they’re gonna drop on that slick? Is it like the stuff they toss on top of kids’ upchuck at school? Makes ‘ya wonder….how about big blocks of sawdust, somehow contained within a mesh casing.

Paul:

After Dusty’s colorful description of you (dark horn-rimmed glasses), I will, from this day forward, think of Clark Kent every time I see your name.

No contributions from me. Not yet anyway…I’m STILL on the errand path. Errand, not errant.

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
5:09 pm

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
5:14 pm

josef nix

April 30th, 2010
5:15 pm

josef nix

April 30th, 2010
5:20 pm

FrankLee

A little Gogol Bordello for the folks in Arizona…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGprAu4A66o&feature=related

Normal

April 30th, 2010
5:22 pm

Josef,
That kitty was pretty good once it got started, but it seemed like it was always thinking…holy crap, HOLY crap, HOLY CRAP!!! :)

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

April 30th, 2010
5:24 pm

” President Bush ’s reputation is getting better by the day,” Cornyn said. “Bush’s reputation will do nothing but improve over time.”

Well, yeah, I mean look at who we have to compare him to, duh, this ain’t sayin much…

N-GA

April 30th, 2010
5:28 pm

Been listening to these guys (& buying their music) for 20 years. They play Chastain Park almost every year, and will play there this season too. Their best album is, IMO, Mosaic.

N-GA

April 30th, 2010
5:29 pm

Andy – We’re still waiting for the “Whitey Tape” to be released!

jefferson

April 30th, 2010
5:39 pm

Paul

April 30th, 2010
5:40 pm

Been waitin’ all week to do my dedication to Goldman Sachs, Paulson and the rest of the Wall Street Robbers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuY44PHC0wI&feature=related

Paul

April 30th, 2010
5:40 pm

Oh, and another great Friday night kickoff, Jay. Great musicianship.

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
5:40 pm

good choice josef

try some Balkanization of Americanization
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnb5kbI4Wvs&feature=related

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
5:40 pm

good choice josef

try some Balkanization of Americanization
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnb5kbI4Wvs&feature=related

SOUTHERN ATL

April 30th, 2010
5:41 pm

This is a tribute to my “Grandma”…rest in peace!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3j8L6wKpQA&feature=related

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
5:43 pm

Paul

April 30th, 2010
5:43 pm

@@ 5:04

T-t-t-thanks, @@.

Wanna step into my phone booth?

josef nix

April 30th, 2010
5:44 pm

Normal

April 30th, 2010
5:45 pm

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
5:45 pm

Paul,

“Been waitin’ all week to do my dedication to Goldman Sachs”

I’m surprised you didn’t choose this instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD0GJm-AMFQ

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
5:47 pm

SOUTHERN ATL,

Love me some Dianne Reeves….thanks.

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
5:47 pm

TaxPayer

April 30th, 2010
5:48 pm

Paul

April 30th, 2010
5:48 pm

jewcowboy

Considering what happened to Mr. Auric Goldfinger, I think an amalgam of the two would be most appropiate.

josef nix

April 30th, 2010
5:48 pm

FrankLee

@ 5:41
Bea

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
5:49 pm

Take my advice, skip June 3rd @ Chastain:

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

AmVet

April 30th, 2010
5:49 pm

What a great recording JB. You just gotta love that hi fi stuff.

jc, that old Philly sound mixed with the new stuff in that gnarls sing always struck me as very cool.

And that St Germain was shonuff sweet. Again a neat mixture of styles.

This cat basically created his own genre. One that fits in well tonight…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NsJ84YV1oA&feature=related

Paul

April 30th, 2010
5:49 pm

josef nix

and you too, Doggone/GA

Saw your exchange last night. This is for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HzD_1eaTNU

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
5:50 pm

Taxpayer,

I’m surprised it took until 5.48 for that to be played :) Great song.

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
5:52 pm

Paul

April 30th, 2010
5:53 pm

TaxPayer 5:48

Yup. What jewcowboy said.

FinnMcCool

April 30th, 2010
5:54 pm

Saw the GK’s at Chastain what seems like 11+ years ago.

Jeez, has it been that long?

RW-(the original)

April 30th, 2010
5:55 pm

But if their current tour takes them by way of Arizona, they better keep their passports handy.

They better keep them handy in these here 50 or 60 United States since it’s the law of the land from sea to shining sea that they have them on hand at all times and has been for 70 odd years now.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Has anybody played the Gipsy Kings version of Hotel California? If not I’ll hunt it down.

josef nix

April 30th, 2010
5:55 pm

OOPS

Make that @ 5:41, “Beat me to it…”

Normal–
My own introduction to “Gypsy music”—Too bad I don’t have any recordings of it, but Great Aunt Julia played Gypsy violin and guitar..she learned when she went west with the family railroads, and, instead of staying in the family car at night, she would go out to where the railroad workers, many of them Kalo (Spanish-Mexican) Rom…not what you’d expect from a proper Victorian lady, but, man, could she play. One of my Uncle Ralph’s buddies was an Irish Gypsy (not a traveller, but a real Rom), Mr. Doug Burns, and as a wee tot I got to hear them play and pass the jug..

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
5:57 pm

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
5:57 pm

AmVet,

I’ve always loved this song…and it’s even better with Geena Davis and Samuel Jackson:

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

SOUTHERN ATL

April 30th, 2010
5:57 pm

jewcowboy @5:47….what about a little video to go with it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlFj9iCnaIE&a=NASPOoAcAO4&playnext_from=ML

FinnMcCool

April 30th, 2010
5:58 pm

Read that Lou Reed is going to be doing three shows in London of his instrumental album Metal Machine Music from 1974(?).

RW-(the original)

April 30th, 2010
5:58 pm

AmVet

April 30th, 2010
6:01 pm

Normal, thanks for that great Moody Blues song.

What a helluva band, huh? (Can you tell I’m still blown away by that concert back in February?)

Two more of their rockers…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJopR2KCYJk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxh9dm7V3jE

Paul

April 30th, 2010
6:03 pm

RW-(the original)

Nice. Kinda makes you feel sorry for today’s generation coming of age with their music though, doesn’t it? What’re they gonna remember? Onstage aerobics and costumes?

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
6:06 pm

SOUTHERN ATL,

At last:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M__j_feCKG0

(Though, honestly Etta James’ version is more to my liking)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVI254QGSQ4

josef nix

April 30th, 2010
6:08 pm

PAUL

Thanks!

Another famous Rom singing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns-IP_Y8_3U

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
6:10 pm

Paul,

“Kinda makes you feel sorry for today’s generation coming of age with their music though, doesn’t it?”

There has always been mindless commercial music…every generation has to dig to find the good stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E22HprMQN8M

stands for decibels

April 30th, 2010
6:11 pm

Read that Lou Reed is going to be doing three shows in London of his instrumental album Metal Machine Music

I was going to say “Go on, pull the other one…” but dayum, I looked it up. It ain’t no lie.

, Reed has been touring with his Metal Machine Trio – who play music inspired by the album – and they performed at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday before heading to Europe.

[...]

Metal Machine Music is regarded as Reed’s attempt to shun his fan base after the release of his fifth solo album, Sally Can’t Dance.

Thousands of copies were returned and his label RCA was forced to withdraw the record within months of its release.

The experience had a lasting impact on the label, as Reed pointed out: “The Metal Machine contracts meant that if a group was signed there was a thing in their contract saying, ‘I will not do anything like Metal Machine Music’.”

I just don’t know what to say about that.

Paul

April 30th, 2010
6:11 pm

josef nix

You’re welcome. That’s a new one on me. Sent it to my wife. She think that guy’s the sexiest man who ever lived. Asks me when I’m gonna go bald.

Paul

April 30th, 2010
6:13 pm

jewcowboy

You’re right. I opened your link with some trepidation – thought maybe you were going to zing me with The Monkees…

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
6:15 pm

Paul,

“What’re they gonna remember? Onstage aerobics and costumes?”

There is something to be said for the theatrics of it all. If you’re paying $100+ for a ticket…it better frickin entertain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyifx-7PACM

FrankLeeDarling

April 30th, 2010
6:15 pm

AmVet

April 30th, 2010
6:17 pm

More great “crossover” stuff Frank.

I hear everything from street corner serenade to funk to obviously Latin to Afro-pop in that first JUF piece.

SOUTHERN ATL, you always pick such nice stuff.

My greatest musical hero…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GytPv_v29lc

jewcowboy

April 30th, 2010
6:17 pm

Paul,

“thought maybe you were going to zing me with The Monkees…”

:) fooled ya with some good stuff…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8WoyPEVRFo

Paul

April 30th, 2010
6:18 pm

jewcowboy,

Well, okay, yeah. Saw Cher a couple years ago. THAT’s showmanship. And the costumes. And that voice…

Paul

April 30th, 2010
6:20 pm

jewcowboy

that Kylie just kicked it. American Idol should rethink who they put on -

(BTW – the original comment was just a lighthearted crotchety comment)

stands for decibels

April 30th, 2010
6:22 pm

Here is an actual review of the MMM concert.

http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/ether/2010/review-etherloureed.shtml

A couple of guitars lying against a rack of speakers seemed to be causing the drone that seemed to get louder and louder the longer you sat there and it just carried on… and on… and on… With nobody on the stage for a good 20 minutes admiring the setup was about all you could do while waiting. Talking over the top was a battle lost so staring expectantly took over. A gong, a drum, a few guitars and effects pedals, laptop, keyboard, sax, more pedals, a few more effects thingamys scattered the stage artistically placed clustered around 3 spots, hopefully soon to be filled by the trio.

The show is based on the 1975 Metal Machine Music album, which has NOTHING to do with Lou’s other output. Somewhere treading the line between genius and insanity, it devised critics at the time and still does.

After a good 20 mins, there was a little movement. Strolling out nonchalantly came 4 guys. Lou Reed, Ulrich Krieger, Sarth Calhoun and some bloke to move the furniture (instruments) and hand people guitars and stuff. Wow, it might finally begin! The wall of noise didn’t change dramatically, just seemed to get out of phase and bend and twist and growl in a very arty way. A bang on a gong here and there shook things up a little while Sarth dramatically hammered away on a pad morphing the sound somehow with seemingly little effect other than do look like he was doing something very important. That or he was playing ‘Running Game’ with the intention of getting new world record. At some point the guy banging the gong moved over to the sax and then over to the drum. It could have been very intentional in every detail, or it could have been completely random and I wouldn’t like to guess at which. Impressive, yes. Pretentious, very. Entertaining, not really.