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What is your favorite music/band/artist?

Ive been a member for over 5 years now. One thread I can't remember seeing posted was asking who our favorite artists are. We are a super creative bunch and Im sure our tastes in creativity reflect it.

Please name, link or describe the artist that is your favorite. Please don't limit it to one kind. Name your favorite visual artist, video maker, sculptor, musician, lyricist... song writer.

Ill give you an example:

Visual: Glenn Barr. Younger guy from Detroit. His art has a Detroit feel. Dark and menacing but still playful and fun. http://glbarr.com/

Music: Brother Ali. An albino hip hop MC from Milwaukee. He wrote the most powerful anti-government song Ive ever heard. This is his video 'Uncle Same Goddamn' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO18F4aKGzQ

Do one, two.. three.. lets just share some of our favorite artists!! Im curious and excited to see what the DP community likes.

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robot999's picture

Be sure to go to

"Australian Pink Floyd" if they come to town. Totally awesome cover...they even played at David Gilmore's B-day party some time back.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

We saw them at the Greek Theatre

A couple years ago after hearing that David Gilmore had hired them to perform at a function that he was producing. They were as Note for Note as any cover band I've ever seen. Great Floyd stage lighting/effects as well!

Pink Floyd is awesome



Thrice is an amazing band all around but there song Broken Lungs is a well done song about events of 9/11.


Right now...

Jackie Evancho - Classical crossover singer

Adele - gifted singer

2 Chron 7:13-14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Reggae/Red Hot Chili Peppers/

Reggae/Red Hot Chili Peppers/ Van Gogh-Particulary starry night

Erik Satie or Chopin. Started

Erik Satie or Chopin.
Started listening to classical a lot.

Southern Agrarian

Satie would have fit in well at DP.

It was after the scandal caused by his wonderful ballet Parade, which caused a riot at its Diaghilev-produced premiere in 1917 (with set and costumes by Picasso and writing by Cocteau). After the critics condemned the artistic collaborators as the "three Boches" (Germans), Satie fired off a few "incautious" postcards to the critics and was sued for "public injury and defamation of character," and given a sentence of a week in jail (later suspended).

I don't like the piece (Parade: terribly discordant) but I do love his "Trois Gymnopédies" - discovered them after watching Dinner with Andre.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul


Beautiful song



Southern Agrarian

Frank Sinatra

Sorry but I have to hold it to one because there's nobody like him in my book -- nobody even close. I was born about 30 years too late, I guess.

bigmikedude's picture

The wife was just watching some movie

and a rockin' old tune from days long passed that I haven't heard in years and totally forgot about was in the movie background:

Humble Pie - 30 Days in the Hole:

I just listened to it. First

I just listened to it. First time I heard it. I like it. I asked my dad about it. He remembers the group. He recalled a song of theirs I'll listen to shortly, "I don't need no doctor." Chances are I'll like it too. Music from that time was special.

What do you think about this funky song and this magical song?

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

bigmikedude's picture

Funk 49 was

one of the first couple songs I learned to play on my guitar 30 years ago. Lol

Steppenwolf, yeah, I'm quite familiar with them from those days too.

Every Time I Die

You guys should look up Goddam Kids These Days. The lyrics, in my opinion, are extremely relevant to our movement.





Michael Nystrom's picture

Frank Ocean

A recent favorite. Novacain:


All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

I was wondering...

if you were going to chime in. :)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder - No More (video)



I try to change people every day. Do You?

Post Millenial Music

Any music after 2000 is 99 per cent crap imo.

People should be ashamed of themselves for buying the majority of any new CDs put out today or even going to a zombie concert.

I guess its typical because if you are going to take a girl to McDonalds these days and expect her to put out you might as well have the music to go with it. lol


Joη's picture

"To claim our long forgotten gold"

That song hits the spot. I'll

That song hits the spot. I'll have another cup of sunset-on-the-prairie-while-I-rock-in-my-rocking-chair-on-the-front-porch-of-my-home-atop-a-hill, please. *replays song* Thanks, bmd.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

bigmikedude's picture

If you like that AB,

try some Ennio Morricone.

Yes, it's most of the Eastwood (and other westerns) music from the old spaghetti westerns, but damn is it good listening.




"...there are two kinds of people in this world."

Love this movie. I got its soundtracks -- Morricone's and Montenegro's. I like Morricone's version better, though.

I swear, this movie's ending just might be the best movie ending. For me, it's a tie between it and Return of the Jedi when Darth and his son fight (escalating at 3:15, just before the memorable music), then when the emperor attacks Luke and Darth remembers Anakin, himself, and does the right thing.

I hadn't heard Once Upon a Time in the West. Thanks for the link to it. I didn't even know about the movie. I'll have to check it out. I like Westerns, including the television show Bonanza. That show really portrayed wholesomeness and principles. Love that show. I remember late 1980s and early '90s when I was kid watching it on the 6 inch or so television in our kitchen while my mom made dinner. I'd help her prepare dinner (or watch her make dinner, lol) and watch Pa/Ben, Adam, Haas and Little Joe serve justice with manners, lol. Always the gentlemen they were even in the face of adversity.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade

Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Love this song, but listen to the lyrics. lol. I didn't know this song is about that. Didn't see that one coming years ago when I heard it on the radio because I didn't pay attention to the lyrics. lol. I thought this song was melancholic. Not so. I researched its lyrics about a year ago and confirmed that, yes, some of the You Tubers are right about the incongruency between the lyrics and music, that, really, this song isn't about grievous loss? Oh, well. Still, I like this song. Enjoy, guys. Party on!

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

The saddest

thing is that this song could probably not be made in the modern era of eternal copyright.

Did the band members steal

Did the band members steal the lyrics? :-/ The lyrics aren't original?

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

Lyrics no

but the tune is by J.S. Bach, no question. In the U.S. copyright extends to the 1920's so even music almost 100 yrs old can no longer be re-used without permission from and payments to some rent seeking Corporation, often wearing mouse ears.

Thanks for the info, drhi5. I

Thanks for the info, drhi5. I didn't know about the life of copyright and I didn't know this song derived from Bach. Although I like classical music, I know little of its history. Also, I know close to nothing about copyright law. Someday when I have time, I'll research copyright, a thick, long subject (*sigh*). Thank you.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

Many but top of the list

Porcupine Tree, Dredg, Mute Math, Enchant...

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