What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:07 am

Blue Oyster Cult - 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (from their Tyranny And Mutation album, an early 1970s classic)
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:42 am

Lately, Eddie Grant (Electric Avenue) and Colbie Caillat (You Got Me and Brighter Than The Sun) are topping the RT500 (Ronch's Top 500).

Funny thing is, I have a Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium PCIe just lying around because I'd rather use onboard audio (Realtek ALC892). The X-FI totally blows the Realtek clear out of the water but I guess I'm totally appreciative of the fact that the Realtek is the 'little engine that could', probably having cost me less than a bottle of Coke but 'offers the highest sound quality', according to Realtek's ALC892 product page, at least.

Oh well, I guess I'm just the embodiment of appreciation itself, at least when it comes to low cost but highly capable things. Or maybe I'm just weird. LOL
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:16 am

ronch wrote:Funny thing is, I have a Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium PCIe just lying around because I'd rather use onboard audio (Realtek ALC892). The X-FI totally blows the Realtek clear out of the water but I guess I'm totally appreciative of the fact that the Realtek is the 'little engine that could', probably having cost me less than a bottle of Coke but 'offers the highest sound quality', according to Realtek's ALC892 product page, at least.

Oh well, I guess I'm just the embodiment of appreciation itself, at least when it comes to low cost but highly capable things. Or maybe I'm just weird. LOL

Perhaps this is more of an Echo Vale (or even Linux... see below) tangent, but I'll bite. :lol:

Yes and no. Realtek's theoretical specs are assuming a "perfect" implementation by the mobo manufacturer. How likely is that? :roll:

But yeah, in general Realtek is "good enough" these days. My main beef with the Realtek ALC887 on my Asus M5A97 R2 was that it didn't have sufficient output drive for my headphones. Then I discovered that most Realtek codecs have a built-in headphone amp... but the setting to enable it is not exposed by the default Linux ALSA tools. Grabbed a copy of ALSA's HDA Analyzer a few days ago, and I'm a happy camper (at least, headphone audio-wise). :wink:

But if I do any more vinyl digitizing I'll probably pop my old TBSC or M-Audio Revo in there. Still don't trust Realtek's A/D...

Edit: And in an attempt to bring this back on-topic, NP: Buckethead's "Shadows Between The Sky". :D
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:04 am

I've been listening to Infected Mushroom - Heavyweight. It's a great fusion of rock and electronic music
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:58 am

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:10 pm

Aggressively Palm Muting Open Strings.

One of my favorite bands posted this on their Facebook page (Monuments, if you must know). I almost died.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:48 pm

ALiLPinkMonster wrote:Aggressively Palm Muting Open Strings.

One of my favorite bands posted this on their Facebook page (Monuments, if you must know). I almost died.
I find that video inferior to the Djent Washing Machine. ;)
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:32 pm

Here's the new NIN single, Came Back Haunted.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:35 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:48 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Give a little bit.

From my favorite Supertramp album. Between Crime of the Century and Even in the Quietest Moments they hit their peak. Hodgson wants to give it another whirl but Davies is being a right bloody prat about it.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:35 am

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:25 am

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PenGun wrote:Buckethead, Brain and Melissa. Best Regards. The five CD multicolored set.

Buckethead, Brain and Melissa meet Ornette Coleman. Buckethead playing along and providing support for Melissa and Brain. It's very rare. Buckethead usually just does solo stuff and owns the stage..

Whoa... I need that! Looks like there's a reissue available from TDRS now. Damn you, there goes 50 bucks. :lol:

My copy apparently arrived yesterday, but I didn't notice because I got home really late (stupid deadline at work) and someone had just tossed all of the mail on the kitchen table. Listening to Disc 1 (Orange) now. Quite the contrast between tracks 1 and 2; I think I am going to really enjoy this. Thanks for the heads-up.

Guess I'll probably be picking up the Kind Regards set as well...
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:30 am

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PenGun wrote:Buckethead, Brain and Melissa. Best Regards. The five CD multicolored set.

Buckethead, Brain and Melissa meet Ornette Coleman. Buckethead playing along and providing support for Melissa and Brain. It's very rare. Buckethead usually just does solo stuff and owns the stage..

Whoa... I need that! Looks like there's a reissue available from TDRS now. Damn you, there goes 50 bucks. :lol:

My copy apparently arrived yesterday, but I didn't notice because I got home really late (stupid deadline at work) and someone had just tossed all of the mail on the kitchen table. Listening to Disc 1 (Orange) now. Quite the contrast between tracks 1 and 2; I think I am going to really enjoy this. Thanks for the heads-up.

There is also the follow up "Kind Regards" a three disc set. Very much a similar set of themes.

I have all 8 in my 10 CD changer in the car. So much amazing music.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:40 am

PenGun wrote:There is also the follow up "Kind Regards" a three disc set. Very much a similar set of themes.

Yup, saw your previous post about it a few weeks back, noted that it is also available for sale on TDRS' site when I ordered the first set about a week ago, and apparently edited my previous post to mention it just as you were posting. :lol:

PenGun wrote:I have all 8 in my 10 CD changer in the car. So much amazing music.

Just finished ripping the set to OGG, going out to my car right now to grab my Sansa Clip so I can load 'em all onto it. (I use the Clip in the car, jacked into the existing car stereo.)
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:34 pm

Dizik wrote:
ALiLPinkMonster wrote:Aggressively Palm Muting Open Strings.

One of my favorite bands posted this on their Facebook page (Monuments, if you must know). I almost died.
I find that video inferior to the Djent Washing Machine. ;)

lol! Metal washing machine is metal.

Anyway, since the songbook for their EP "In Time" is coming out this week, I'll share my favorite song from my favorite instrumental progressive metal band: Intervals - Mata Hari playthrough.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:05 pm

Horny crickets outside my home office window. Bastards are louder than the window fan keeping the room cool.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:38 pm

I moved to a rural setting in November and I hear the birds from about 4 AM to late evening outside of winter. I’ve lived rurally before but these are really loud; much more Ted ‘Big Tit’ Nugent than the Small ‘but flat chested’ Faces.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:43 pm

Oliver Lieb - Subraumstimulation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxLihqb4PGA

Sounds sooo goood though my Shure SRH-940s!
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:26 am

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:45 pm

An old classic, the original uncensored version of Duran Duran's "Girls on Film". Can't link it for NSFTR issues, but easily found on YouTube.

If you ever want an explanation for the 1980s and what was going on back then, this is a damn good place to start.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:48 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:21 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:23 pm

listening to my neighbors throw more artillery into the air than the Battle of the Bulge.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:28 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:40 pm

Larry Coryell - The Lift

One of the original masters of jazz-rock is still very much alive and kicking! This album is more bluesy than I expected; excellent stuff.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:49 pm

Annie Haslam - Rockalise, from Annie in Wonderland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE56mQpWAU4

The entire album is just amazing. Best 2nd hand music find in quite some time. :)
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:18 pm

Devin Townsend and Serj Tankian in the same song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... ojg4vEDGjs
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:22 pm

jackbomb wrote:Annie Haslam - Rockalise, from Annie in Wonderland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE56mQpWAU4

The entire album is just amazing. Best 2nd hand music find in quite some time. :)

You'll be really happy when you backfill the Haslam-era Renaissance albums. Massively underrated/underappreciated prog band from that era.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:14 am

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:13 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OcA_XQkhzg

Two Croatian (I think, it's from Dubrovnik) guys playing AC/DC on cellos with a full rock backup band.
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