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berberry
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Message 76 of 89 (405869)
06-15-2007 11:12 AM


Britain's Got Talent - Nessun Dorma
Thanks to Newshounds (they watch Fox so we don't have to) for posting this, else I'd have missed it. Brit Hume aired it toward the end of his Fox News program, which I seldom watch.

Britain's Got Talent is apparently the prototype for American Idol, but I'll bet something like this has never happened on the latter program. This guy is absolutely unbelievable! He peddles cell phones for a living. Who'd have guessed he could do something as magnificent as this Puccini aria? Watch this clip, and if you're easily moved by great music you might want to have a kleenex handy:


W.W.E.D.?

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Message 77 of 89 (405874)
06-15-2007 11:33 AM
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06-15-2007 11:12 AM


Re: Britain's Got Talent - Nessun Dorma
Britain's Got Talent is apparently the prototype for American Idol

Pop Idol was the prototype for American Idol - it was just about popular music. This one is to find a talent act to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. Last night he made it to the final with Con Te Partiro.

Edited by Modulous, : No reason given.


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berberry
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Message 78 of 89 (405918)
06-15-2007 1:49 PM
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06-15-2007 11:33 AM


Re: Britain's Got Talent - Nessun Dorma
quote:
Last night he made it to the final with Con Te Partiro.

Thanks. I'll be watching for the finals performance - I love this guy!


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berberry
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Message 79 of 89 (406418)
06-19-2007 10:03 PM


More about Paul Potts
He won the Britian's Got Telent competition with a repeat performance of Nessun Dorma.

This guy is a true internet sensation. With very little over-the-air exposure or printed stories about him outside Britain, his videos on YouTube have racked up well over 5 million views. He's now got a recording contract and will be performing for the queen.

Tonight, Keith Olbermann confidently predicted that, if you haven't yet heard of Paul Potts, you will. From Olbermann and from snippets of various articles on the internet, I've gathered that Potts has had some professional training in Italy, and he worked with an amateur opera company but was never paid for it. He was paying for his training, but at some point medical expenses began to overwhelm him and he had to give it up. Potts said that his audition for BGT was a last-ditch effort to achieve success singing. It looks like his effort has paid off quite well.

So even though he's had some training, I think his is still a great Cinderella story. Here's his performance from the BGT finals:


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Message 80 of 89 (406423)
06-19-2007 10:15 PM
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06-15-2007 11:12 AM


Re: Britain's Got Talent - Nessun Dorma
Thanks, berberry. I needed that Kleenex. Incredible.

BTW, I don't know who modeled who, but that right-most judge's haircut is definitely American Idol.


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Message 81 of 89 (406424)
06-19-2007 10:20 PM
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06-19-2007 10:03 PM


Re: More about talent
Did you see AMERICa's got Talent tonite?

There was a group (Fault Line) from ITHACA. I know the tall guy in the middle. Nerds can sing in Ithaca!, a little...


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Message 82 of 89 (414342)
08-03-2007 9:07 PM


Diamanda Galas

"Insane Asylum" is one of Willie Dixon's more obscure compositions. I believe he wrote it for Koko Taylor. Koko recorded it (with Willie also doing some vocals) on one of her Chess label recordings.

Diamanda has a studio version on her album "The Singer". Just her singing and playing piano (as is the video version).

See also the other DG YouTube video, if you care.

I view DG as being for those who find Yoko Ono too tame. A unique artist.

Moose

ps: Came very close to accidentally starting a new topic.


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Message 83 of 89 (414364)
08-03-2007 10:29 PM
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08-03-2007 9:07 PM


Re: Diamanda Galas
Koko recorded it (with Willie also doing some vocals) on one of her Chess label recordings.

The recording I have is pretty much a duet. And it wails!

AbE: your gal belts it out,too. I think I'm in love.

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Message 84 of 89 (414384)
08-04-2007 12:10 AM
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08-03-2007 10:29 PM


Re: Diamanda Galas
I should have put this in the first message. I was guided to the video by the WFMU blog: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/08/diamanda-galas-.html

There is a bio and print interview at the above link, which includes:

quote:
Galas was raised in San Diego by Greek Orthodox parents and received some hefty classical and jazz training early on; she later fell in with experimentalists like Henry Kaiser, and experiences working with Iannis Xenakis and Vinko Globokar (for whom she sang an opera that ruined her predecessor's voice) gave her some greater exposure to the ultimate possibilities of sound, and using her singular presence in the realm of extreme, visceral sonic potential. Through her career she's always concentrated on specific topical elements to interpret and refer to via her performances, notably the 1980's advent of AIDS (which took the life of her brother). Works like the Divine Punishment and other segments of her Masque of the Red Death trilogy addressed the subject on multiple levels in detail. She especially took the Roman Catholic Church to task for what she believed to be its abandonment of those suffering, and became very outspoken activist for the cause both on and off stage. ...

Here is her allmusic.com page:

quote:
A fiercely confrontational avant-garde performer noted for her wailing, four-octave vocal range, Diamanda Galas was born and raised in San Diego, California. The daughter of Greek Orthodox parents, her singing was roundly discouraged, although her prowess as a classical pianist was nurtured; ultimately, her strict upbringing resulted in a reckless, drug-fueled youth prior to her entrance into the University of California's music and visual arts program. ...

I do have 7 cd's of DG, including (2) 2cd sets. Not something for casual listening.

Moose

Added by second edit: I've just noted that WFMU has a DG version of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" available as an MP3. It also is just voice and piano:
http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/BT/Diamanda_Galas_-_Lonely_Woman.mp3

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Fix typo.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Added MP3 stuff at bottom.


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Minnemooseus
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Message 85 of 89 (415583)
08-10-2007 11:59 PM


If Slash or Buckethead Are Out There (You are not missed)
I found this at http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/08/if-slash-or-buc.html

They found it at http://musicformaniacs.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html, or so they say.

I wasn't exactly able to find it there, but I did track down a link to https://www.youtube.com/user/gunecologist, where it and more are available.

I'm inclined to agree with someone at the WFMU blog - It's probably faked. Still pretty good and funny.

Starting at http://musicformaniacs.blogspot.com/ might be good for finding endless musical amusement.

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Tweeks.


  
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Message 86 of 89 (416381)
08-15-2007 2:02 PM


Gogol Bordello
Excuse me if I seem shaky, but I just spent an hour listening to Gogol Bordello.

http://www.myspace.com/gogolbordello

Think crazy Romany rockers with punk and hip-hop influences and a gimlet eye on American pop culture.

Anybody who can sing...

quote:
Have you ever been to an American wedding?
Where's the vodka?
Where's marinated herring?
Where's the musicians that's got the taste?
Where's the supply that's gonna last three days?

...has something to say.

Along with the "American Wedding" track, I esp. recommend the video of "Start Wearing Purple."

"Not A Crime" is nice, too. :)


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Minnemooseus
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Message 87 of 89 (421924)
09-15-2007 1:45 AM


The last classic rock "tune" you'd ever expect to be covered
Metal Machine Music (excerpt), "composed" by Lou Reed. Link is to dj introducion, followed by the cover version excerpt, followed by an original version excerpt.

Show playlist available at http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/24559.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

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"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


  
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Message 88 of 89 (453737)
02-03-2008 10:33 PM


Raymond Scott Quintet - Powerhouse (video)
It doesn't get anymore "Looney Tune" than this:

http://saturdaymorn.blogspot.com/2008/01/your-hit-parade-with-raymond-scott.html

When it's done YouTube will also offer up other versions.

Moose


  
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Message 89 of 89 (454258)
02-06-2008 6:35 AM


A couple of sides of Diamanda Galas
My World Is Empty Without You (MP3 feed, I think link will be good for about a month)

Do You Take This Man? (YouTube via diamandagalas.com - w/ John Paul Jones)

Other videos available at the end of the above cited and/or via the homepage.

Diamanda Galas at Allmusic.com

My previous DG message w/ video, just upthread

Moose


  
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