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David Crosby, Steven Stills, Graham Nash ... and CSN

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Oct 25, 2016. 4 Replies

From the first time I heard "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," I fell in love with the sweet harmonies and rich, warming music made by Crosby, Stills and Nash.  Since that time, they celebrated the Summer of…Continue

Tags: Dan Rather, Graham Nash, Steven Stills, David Crosby, CSN

Unique and Interesting Instruments

Started by James Yount. Last reply by Chris Oct 23, 2016. 31 Replies

Music is always evolving and so are the instruments that people use. Have you seen any unique performances that you'd like to share?Continue

Like Like Gospel Music--Do You?

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Mar 25, 2015. 2 Replies

I like music. I like all kinds…Continue

Tags: Musical, Apprceation, Musicians, Music, Founders

Atheist Themed Music and Reasoned Rythms

Started by James Yount. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 9, 2015. 31 Replies


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Comment by Chris on December 19, 2016 at 7:01am

I love the Jewish mother joke Bertold.

Gershwin is great. William Warfield, or Paul Robeson do Ol' Man River justice. Porgy and Bess is a great Opera. Few vocalists are able to accomplish the difficulty of the music.


Occasionally lyrics, melody and music form into one synchronization.
Perhaps Mazzy Star managed that tight rope in a different genre.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 18, 2016 at 1:40pm

How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a light bulb?

None. I'll just sit in the dark.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 18, 2016 at 10:10am

Lightbulb jokes often seem disrespectful, but I'll take a chance and tell one I think is funny.  It's from one of my favorite movies, "My Blue Heaven".

What's the difference between a light bulb and a pregnant woman?

You can unscrew a light bulb.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 17, 2016 at 8:01pm

Ol' Man River.  One of the great American songs.  Always stirring.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2016 at 7:14pm

We simply have to create evolved jokes about LED bulbs. 

When I made my-around-the-world research tour, I met an Athabascan woman in Alaska who told me of the custom of the village members creating a "Moon" shelter, which they lined with mosses, fragrant flowers, and herbs for a woman to use during her menstrual period. She was thought to be too powerful to participate in decisions, but they consulted because of her wisdom.  

I found no written research confirming her story. However, I like it. 

Personally, I like the deep, deep voices as in 

William Warfield, 

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 17, 2016 at 1:47pm

Sopranos think they're more important than everyone else because they can sing higher than anyone else. :)

Are lightbulb jokes becoming extinct, with the growing adoption of long-lasting LED bulbs?

- How many sopranos does it take to screw in a light bulb?

- One. She holds up the bulb and the world revolves around her.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 17, 2016 at 7:58am

It posted, Chris. And good stuff. Tony B at 90 can still hit those high notes.

Comment by Chris on December 17, 2016 at 6:33am

Whitney Houston vs. Mariah Carey. Recording companies put them through vocal test ranges. F.W.It's worth Mariah reached a higher pitch.

I heard Michael Jackson make a screech. That isn't range though.

Stephen Tyler the front for Aerosmith doesn't have as smooth a voice as Tony Bennett, or Nat King Cole.

Joss Stone, Stevie Nicks, and Norah Jones all have great voices. Are they comparible to Tony Bennett, or Nat King Cole - no. They along with Carey and Huston have uniquely beautiful voices.

Menstruation and Women’s Voices: Can Men Hear When You Have Your Pe...

01/27/2012 Emma Gray Executive Women’s Editor, The Huffington Post

You know those adorable cases they sell for carrying your tampons to the bathroom so you don’t have to reveal to every man in the office or restaurant or DMV that you’re on your period? They may not be that useful, according to new research. A recent study indicates that for at least some men, it’s not the Tampax box sticking out of your purse that gives away your menstrual status — it’s your voice...

...Previous studies have also found evidence that women’s voices change during menstruation — though scientists disagree as to whether men subconsciously pick up on these cues as a way to detect when women are ovulating. According to Wired, a German study published in September 2011 found that while women were on their periods, their voices tended to be “heavier and less harmonic.”

My computer problems began about three weeks ago when an upgrade for my OS stalled. Ning has had problems for months. I don't have access to the edit functions of Ning. After multiple telephone conversations with level 2 representatives at Apple apparently I'm going to have to drag my 'computing' machine to an Apple Store.

I'm not sure if this will post.

Comment by Chris on November 30, 2016 at 1:24am

Afro prop is a great broadcat link

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 28, 2016 at 4:54pm

Yes, Joan, that's the CD version I have at home.  It's a phenomenal recording.


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