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Offline LaneOnBass

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« on: November 02, 2009, 11:12:02 AM »
This actually came up a long time ago somewhere in here I think. If not here, it was on another bass-centric forum. Anyhoo... here are my favorite three songs, in order:

1. The one I'm playing
2. The one I just played.
3. The one I'm going to play next.

That's a list that will never change, no matter the circumstances.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 12:18:27 PM »
I'll have to get back on this one! Way too many to consider right now.....
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 02:13:35 PM »
My favorite song is the one I can remember how to play [:D]

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 06:44:55 PM »
That's a hard one.
I have taste from Classical to Hard Core.
Frank Zappa and System of the Down would rate high on my list maybe some Audio Slave.

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 10:08:05 AM »
Caveat-  I'm very very adamant that the "song" is NOT synonomous with "recording", "arrangement", etc.   None of this "my favorite song is Joe Blow's version of..."   That's just wrong!!  If the song can't stand up to multiple interpretations and requires a specific arrangement and vocal performance to be good, then the SONG isn't that strong in my opinion.  And of course the list is subject to change at any minute, but right now I'd say...

1.  "After All This Time" by Rodney Crowell.   Anguish and longing wrapped up around a wonderful melody, full of wisfullness, atonement, and regret while still looking ahead.  Includes the line that's applicable to every real relationship- "There were ways I should have thrilled you, and there were days when I could have killed you."

2.  "Amazing Grace" by John Newton.  A simple but moving melody with lyrics that speak to me direclty.  You see, I AM the wretch in the song.

3.  "All Along The Watchtowe" by Bob Dylan.   I don't know why, but the imagery of Dylan's lyrics, the story that's left untold, and the conversation between the theif and the joker all attract me and my imagination.

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 10:12:10 AM »
JTE...you are dead right about the SONG versus the treatment of it.

I'm still thinking!...........
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 06:07:55 PM »
Argh!

Too many!

Thinking too much!

Head overheating!


Arrgh!

1) Amazing Grace tops all of my charts.
2) All ALong THe Watch Tower
3) starting to hurt again!  Too many!  Toto!  Cream/Clapton! Stevie Wonder! Alan Jackson! Queen! Pink Floyd!

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 10:02:50 PM »
That's a hard one... The first title that comes to my mind is Home at Last from Steely Dan. [;)]

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 03:25:40 PM »
Not in order,
1. Paperback Writer
2. The fool and me
3. My Girl
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2010, 01:13:59 AM »
Mine:

Artits:
Bell X1 (band)
Owl City
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Songs:
Eve, The Apple of My Eye - Bell X1
Worn Me Down - Rachael Yamagata
The Saltwater Room - Owl City



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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2010, 11:14:00 AM »
1. A very interesting band project comes (as usual) from Sweden:
The Diablo Swing Orchestra (Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious, 2009).

2. From the neighbour country Norway (which is in fact a former part of Sweden, that got away under very lucky circumstances...) comes the band Pagan's Mind of which I highly recommend the album "God's equation" (2007)

3. Several songs from John Mayer (only non-hit songs...)

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2010, 02:04:47 PM »
I have never heard a bad version of All Along the Watchtower, Hendrix, Dave Mason, Savage Grace and Dave Mathews Band Mathews version at Red Rock is the closest to a bum version.  A current favorite is Mule's remake of the old folk song Railroad Boy and the next thing that comes to mind is Mule (which I wish I could play properly).
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 09:37:40 AM »
Favorite song on bass thats hard but I will take a stab at it
   1. Release Yourself by Graham Central Station - just the energy of the song.
   2. Dr. Funkenstein by Parliament - Just a great Bootsy bass line
   3. Naughty Buddha by The Haggis Horns - cool line but nice bass tone to me sounds like my wt400
  These arent the hardest songs on bass just my favorite for now anyway.
 

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 10:30:54 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Vinny D

My favorite song is the one I can remember how to play [:D]




Those ones also quickly rise to the top of my favourites list [;)]
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 12:08:17 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by mediumsmitty

Favorite song on bass thats hard but I will take a stab at it
   1. Release Yourself by Graham Central Station - just the energy of the song.
   2. Dr. Funkenstein by Parliament - Just a great Bootsy bass line
   3. Naughty Buddha by The Haggis Horns - cool line but nice bass tone to me sounds like my wt400
  These arent the hardest songs on bass just my favorite for now anyway.



Release Yourself is SO cool! Like you said, great energy....and, hey, quite a bass workout! If you think that's easy, you must be a great player! [;)]
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