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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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Flaming Lips!

The most entertaining live show I've ever seen is the Flaming Lips in central park NYC.

I also like the blues and Robert Cray is my favorite blues musician. I've seem the Robert Cray band play live 5 times.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

The one, the only, the...

Moody Blues

A song: A Question of Balance

An album: On the Threshold of a Dream -- I think. I think I am. Therefore I am -- I think. ... There you go, man. Keep as cool as you can. Face piles of trials with smiles. It riles them to believe you perceive the way they think. Keep on being free. Opening of first song, an introduction, on the album. The introduction, "In the Beginning." The song it leads into is a favorite of mine "Lovely to See You," a happy song. Track four is "Send Me No Wine," a short spirited romp, another song I like a lot.

The band's music -- and cover art -- is awesome. Man live, these English boys can jam. Story telling lyrics set to rock instruments and orchestra. Creative to the max. The Moodies. British invasion? Oh, yes.

Check out the Moody's album "Days of Future Passed." Wow.

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

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Lyrics Mistake

:-O Doh! I made a lyrics booboo.

I should have written "It riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave. Keep on thinking free."

Dang it. Sorry, everyone. Although, I like my lyrics better than the lyrics. lol! :-P

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

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

LOVE the Moody Blues - especially their earlier stuff...

it's so pristine.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Same here, their early stuff.

Same here, their early stuff. Pristine.

And, Chris, how'd your situation with the cop go?

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

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

A slow, reflective song: New

A slow, reflective song: New Horizons off the album Seventh Sojourn.

The album In Search of the Lost Chord. Listen to it, especially the first song "Ride My See Saw." You'll be glad you did. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!

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

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Kick @$$ Son House Cover

by The White Stripes will blow you away!

Death Letter


“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” —Thomas Jefferson

Favorite Artists At Present Time, ARE

Devil Makes Three
"Gracefully Face Down"
"Old Number Seven"

Old Crow Medicine Show
"Big Time In The Jungle" (vietnam)
"Take E'M Away"
"I Hear Them All" and of course
"Wagon Wheel"

And one I just discovered, Pokey Lafarge singing "I'm so happy I'm singing LA La La"

If you like country,bluegrass, and acoustic music check these out. These songs can be heard on youtube with a google but of course are not the best recordings.

Oh, there are so many, check out Mumford and Son's doing Paul Simon's "The Boxer" with Jerry Douglas on Dobro


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Mumford and Son's cover of The Boxer


I saw Old Crow Medicine Show in 2008 at Red Rocks, it was an awesome show! Very down to earth and chill event.

Don't cry for me Argentina

Plz listen to Karen Carpenter sing it and then you can ever forget about that Maradonna or whatever her name is.


right now

i'm in love with this song:



my daughter and attempt to sing this song together when it comes on the radio in the car.

great song!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul


Wow - this is great. Thanks everyone.

It's tough to answer, but here's a few of mine:

Visual: Thomas Hart Benton, Van Gough a close second.

Music, well a few categories:
Classic: Tchaikovsky& Prokofiev, Ballet of Romeo & Juliet

Favorite Rock: Boston

Favorite group no one has heard of: Carolina Chocolate Drops

If trapped on an island and only had one CD and battery power to play once: Easy....Glenn Miller's Greatest Hits!

Favorite Comedy Album: This is actually extremely hard because I'm a gigantic Carlin fan, but I'm going with Bill Cosby, Himself

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

^my favorite comment so far^

Great links!
The choco drops are sublime! Yum-yum!
I grew up listening to Cosby's "To Russell my brother, whom I slept with" and "Why is there air?". The "natural childbirth" bit you chose is phenomenal!
I'm going to embarass myself here. Your theme reminds me of messing around in my basement with a friend. We too touched on Romeo&Juliet, something almost akin to music(or the death thereof), and a tragic flirt with comedy, all wrapped up in one take...
http://spiderjohn.com/exit.wma *
*click at your own risk, link provider not responsible for ear damage, brain damage, drain bamage, or acne resulting from exposure to the marginally tolerable screeches of fools negligibly attempting to spontaneously cover or immaculately succeeding to destroy an otherwise beatifully worthy RadioHead song

well, we ain't Boston ;D

been lovin the chocolate drops since genuine negro jig came out.

also check out South memphis String band with Alvin Youngblood Heart, Luther Dickinson and Jimbo Mathus:

Fave music

Where does it start and end?

-Jack Starr (not the heavy metal guitarist--but the rockabilly genius from the 1950's on NORTON Records).
-Gram Parsons
-Flo & Eddie (and The Turtles)
-Talking Heads
-Hasil Adkins (Psychobilly wacko--NORTON Records)
-Louis Prima
-Collins Kids
-Louis Jordan
-Charlie Feathers
-Skip James
-Fred Neil
-Holy Modal Rounders
-Michael Hurley
-The Fugs
-Michael Nesmith
-The Upholsterers
-Claudio Villa (check out Big Night soundtrack)
-Bill Miller (Native American Genius)

Look here for the best in the underbelly of American Music culture:

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RP 2012 and beyond....

skip james!

Look up Blind Willie Johnson. He is awesome also

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Elliott Smith


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Donna the Buffalo

I saw Donna the Buffalo at a festival and they knocked my socks off.

5 of my favorite songs, all liberty related :)

Tool: Aenima
number one favorite band of all-time!

Foo fighters: The Pretender
I just saw the Foo Fighters live in Atlanta and they are AMAZING live. I highly recommend them. Excellent live performance!!

Rush: 2112

System of a Down: Prison Song

Rage Against the Machine: Take the Power Back

SPC Haas
82nd Airborne Infantry Division
2/504 P.I.R.

Ron E(a)RNEST Paul
truth is his middle name!

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Nice Call

with aneima, one of my favorite bands also, Take the power back is a good one from rage. I have always rocked out to maggie's farm, but take the power back is as you stated libertarian minded.

tough decision...

but I will go with "The Who"

Is there a better album than "Who's Next"?

lots of good stuff here

I concur with yall about Zappa, Grateful Dead, Blind Faith, Traffic, Tom Waits
Gotta add Allman Bros, Alvin Lee, Derek Trucks, Bela Fleck, and the Aquarium Rescue Unit with Jimmy Herring.
Albert King finally in the HOF and RIP Levon Helm and Ravi Shankar.

Bump Derek Trucks Band

Crow Jane, best song

Lupe Fiasco and the Grateful

Lupe Fiasco and the Grateful Dead

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Cowboy Junkies
Ani DiFranco (super anti-government, she might not know it, but she has some relatively libertarian ideas)
Neutral Milk Hotel
And a lot of Tom Waits lately

I wish I could enjoy current

I wish I could enjoy current music but I have to turn to the greats before my time:
Led Zeppelin and The Beatles.

I am starting to get into classical a bit though; Chopin and Yo Yo Ma's Bach cello pieces occupy my most listened to on YouTube.

(The Yo Yo Ma cello suites)

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Matt Belamy (the lead singer) is very much a thinker with the same mindset as many of us. Oh, and he's also a musical genius.

To get you started, try these:

Uprising (Pay special attention to the lyrics on this one)

Sing for Absolution:


And for everything a guy could ever ask for in a music video (including cowboys, guns, babes, lasers, birds of prey, robots, and of course, hard rock & roll, I give you Knights of Cedonia:

They have a lot more songs and videos out there, and they are currently on tour following their latest 2nd Law. My wife and I are going to see them in San Diego and LA in January. CAN. NOT. WAIT.


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