• Key Albums in the Development of my Taste

    Jun 14 2013, 21h52 por fduniho

    In a journal article called Development of my Taste in Music, I am giving a long, meandering autobiographical account of how my taste in music developed. Here I'm going to just highlight the main albums that shaped my tastes, or where I'm not sure what the exact album was, are representative of the direction my taste was taking. To the best of my ability, I will list albums in the order that I first listened to them. For some classical music, I will list a different recording, because the original vinyl is not available on Last.fm, or I just don't remember what it was. This is a work in progress, and gaps may be filled in as time goes on. It is fairly lengthy, but if you're short on time, you can just look over the album covers.


    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/38946337/The+Masterpiece+Collection+Grieg+9404_7.jpg

    This is not my first recording of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, but it is the one I later bought on CD. …
  • Recent Discoveries (continued)

    Jun 15 2011, 20h37 por izaakalexander

    I've been forgetting to track new artists here. There is simply too much music in our glorious world...

    December
    Emily Wells

    October
    Dawes

    September

    John Statz


    June 2011

    Hereä
    The Lucksmiths
    Lucia Micarelli

    2010 and early 2011 postings are filed here:
    more recent discoveries

    2008-2009 postings are filed under the following entry:
    Recent Discoveries
  • Josh Groban - Brisbane 6/10/07

    Out 8 2007, 12h40 por Quarkz

    Sat 6 Oct – Josh Groban, Katie Noonan

    This concert was simply stunning. I hadn't been in the concert hall at the Convention Centre before but it was a fantastic venue. Josh and his team put on an amazing show!

    To say his voice blew me away would be an understatement. I pretty much started ovulating, that's how brilliant he was. I was lucky enough to score front row seats and even though we were far off on the left hand side of the stage (and getting blasted by the speakers) I couldn't complain about the view! Sure, a few of my vertebrae are partially compressed from the bass and it took a few hours for my hearing to come back but those seats were worth every god damn penny.

    My favorite song was 'Weeping' oddly enough. I don't like that song usually but live it was breathtaking. Interesting to hear Josh's stories behind the songs and who he collaborated them with. Aside from the husbands dragged along by their over enthusiastic partners everyone was really getting into the performance. Some more than others of course.
  • Music addicted

    Set 16 2006, 1h38 por littleone82

    After being here at Last.fm for two weeks I discovered a lot of great artists.

    Especially Allison Crowe is one of my new favourites Live at Wood Hall.
    Her music is really touching - especially if you love piano music in connection with a wonderful voice ;-)
    If you´re fond of Sarah McLachlan I'm sure you´d like the music of Allison as well. Sarah McLachlan

    Another artist I discovered is Lucia Micarelli- she´s making some kind of modern classic music - really great.

    I also found great music from other artists but these two ladies are really outstanding for me....
    so I´ll keep looking forward for many many more :-)
  • Jethro Tull cont.....

    Mar 14 2006, 17h22 por LukeAlder

    Yeah, so i went to see Jethro Tull last night and they were awesome.

    They were performing at the Brighton Dome, in my opinion a pretty good venue, not the best i've been to but still good.

    So when i got there I then realised (I didn't book the tickets so didn't know) that it was in fact the Aqualung tour and they were going to play the whole of Aqualung as well as some other tracks, because they have recorded Aqualung as a live album, which was great as Aqualung is a great album and the Tull album I know best.

    I also didn't realise that they would be joined on stage by the violinist Lucia Micarelli who happened to be amazing (I had not heard of he before but she was great!). This meant that they also played some of her stuff and a great cover of a Queen song (unfortunately I can't remember which one it was... It'll come back to me...) and a cover of Kashmir by Led Zeppelin with violin playing the main parts which was amazing.