music appreciation

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by bronks, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. First off let me start off by saying I had taken a long sabbatical from ET. I had no idea of all the threads consisting of God, religion, intelligent design (in which I had not a clue of until ET), etc., etc., ad nauseam. It seems I re-transversed a lot of ground that had either already been covered, or is currently in rotation. Pilfering I was not.

    On to bigger and better things...

    I've often heard of people getting sucked into an album/CD/whatever, and it having a tremendous influence on their perception whether relating to music or not. ie: Van Halen (1) for guitarists, Rush (Moving Pictures) for drummers, Pink Floyd (The Wall) for... headphones, etc. But usually this will come relatively early in someone's life. I've never really understood this having never had it happen to me, thinking the reason is because I love so many different genres.

    Well more than a few months ago, I got ahold of the Tool CD titled 10,000 Days. To put it bluntly, it completely changed the way I look at music. Everything else seems dated and unoriginal. To say I dived head first into this album is no exaggeration. I must have played it at least a thousand times and am still not tired of it. Since I do play the drums, what Danny Carey does and how he does it is simply mind blowing.

    Now I can relate to someone who says they got lost in an album... I guess better late than never!
     
  2. VICARIOUS--

    Eye on the TV
    'cause tragedy thrills me
    Whatever flavor
    It happens to be

    Like:
    "Killed by the husband"
    "Drowned by the ocean"
    "Shot by his own son"
    "She used the poison in his tea
    [and / he] kissed [him / her] goodbye"
    That's my kind of story
    It's no fun til someone dies

    Don't look me at like
    I am a monster
    Frown out your one face
    But with the other
    Stare like a junkie
    Into the TV
    Stare like a zombie
    While the mother, holds her child
    Watches him die
    Hands to the sky cryin,
    "Why, oh why?"

    Cause I need to watch things die
    From a distance
    Vicariously, I
    Live while the whole world dies
    You all need it too - don't lie.

    Why can't we just admit it?
    Why can't we just admit it?
    We won't give pause until the blood is flowin'
    Neither the brave nor bold
    Will write us the story so
    We won't give pause until the blood is flowin'

    I need to watch things die
    From a good safe distance
    Vicariously, I
    Live while the whole world dies
    You all feel the same so
    Why can't we just admit it?

    Blood like rain fallin' down
    [Drown on grave and ground / ?? ]

    Part vampire
    Part warrior
    Carnivore and voyeur
    Stare at the
    [transmittal / transmitter]
    Sing to the death rattle

    La, la, la, la, la, la, la-lie (x4)

    Credulous at best
    Your desire to believe in
    Angels in the hearts of men.
    But pull your head on out (of) your MP3's and give a listen
    Shouldn't have to say it all again

    The universe is hostile
    So impersonal
    Devour to survive
    So it is, so it's always been ...

    We all feed on tragedy
    It's like blood to a vampire

    Vicariously, I
    Live while the whole world dies
    Much better you than I.
     
  3. THE POT--

    Who are you to wave your finger?
    You must have been outta your head
    Eye hole deep in muddy waters
    You practically raised the dead

    Rob the grave to snow the cradle
    Then burn the evidence down
    Soapbox house of cards and glass so
    Don't go tossin' your stones around

    You must have been high

    Foot in mouth and head up ass
    So whatcha talkin' 'bout?
    Difficult to dance 'round this one
    'til you pull it out. boy,

    You must have been so high

    Steal, borrow, refer, save your shady inference
    Kangaroo done hung the jury with the innocent

    Now you're weeping shades of cozened indigo
    (Musta) got lemon juice up in your eye
    When you pissed all over my black kettle.

    You must have been high!

    Who are you to wave your finger?
    So full of it
    Eye balls deep in muddy waters
    Fuckin' hypocrite

    Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me. What's the difference?
    Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent.

    Now you're weeping shades of cozened indigo
    (Musta) got lemon juice up in your eye
    When you pissed all over my black kettle.

    You must've been...

    So who are you to wave your finger?
    Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
    You must have been out your mind

    Weepin' shades of indigo
    Shed without a reason *
    Weepin' shades of indigo

    Liar, lawyer - mirror, for you what's the difference?
    Kangaroo be stoned. He's guilty as the government.

    Now you're weeping shades of cozened indigo
    (Musta) got lemon juice up in your eye
    Now when you pissed all over my black kettle.

    You must've been high!

    Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
    Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
    Ganja? P-lease!
    You must have been out your mind
     
  4. I love Tool, one of my favorite bands.
     
  5. I'll take Neil Peart... and dozens of other 80's drummers over Carey.
     
  6. That's a pretty strong statement coming from a musician such as yourself, JZ. May I ask why?
     
  7. Maybe we all can put together a compilation. Not necessarily of the greatest recordings, but more along the lines of what moved you; what can instantly either change your mood, or take you immediately back to specific time and place in your life, or just made you say DAMN thats some good shit. Music (and smell) has a tendency to do that.


    Steely Dan/Aja
    Frank Marino and Mohogany Rush/Live ,78
    Jerry Rafferty/Baker Street
    The Cult/Love
    SRV/Texas Flood
    AC/DC--Back in Black
    Sublime/Sublime
    Sade/Diamond Life
    Van Halen/(1)
    Chuck Mangione/Feels So Good
    Braddah IZ/Facing Future
    The Wall
    Alicia Keys/Fallin'-----------> number 1 stripper song of all time
    Jackson Brown/Running on Empty
    Tool/10,000 Days
     
  8. There were some brilliant technical virtuoso's in the 80's. Same goes for guitarists. Then grunge came out and put every pro-caliber musician out of business for many years.
    As far as Carey, I've never heard any "live" Tool. I guess I can't judge for now. Is he really a great drummer, and do you play?
     
  9. I've been playing drums for a while. Stopped somewhere in the middle then started again.

    Danny Carey can play. He's got that double trait chromosome: He can be technically perfect AND groove. Many, many, many have one or the other, or one that is over/under developed. Don't ask me how he can get different time signatures to coalesce so well, and still get your toe tappin.

    Take a listen to the cut "Jambi". That's probably some of the heaviest drumming you will hear.

    I don't know if you've lumped Tool with the grundge scene. Nothing could be further from the truth. I'll admit, they are somewhat of an acquired taste... but oh so satisfying.
     
  10. Cool. Do you play in a band?
    You know, now that I think about it, my drummer and a member of the ET community have both mentioned to me that I should check Tool out... never really have though. No, I didn't include them with the 'grunge' scene though.
    Drums are my 'back up' instrument. I have a Sonor kit w/ some Paiste 2002 and 3000 series cymbals. (I wanted to be Nicko McBrain in the 80's). Ha!
    During one of our sets, our drummer comes out and sings and I go back and play the kit for a couple songs.
     
    #10     Sep 2, 2007