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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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Daryl Hall and John Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates

They're heavy but...

Meshuggah hands down. Just check out the song Dancers to a Discordant System. Or check their album Catch 33 out for one awesome concept album.

For easier listening I usually jam to some Cash or Alice In Chains.

Unsuspecting, willing, blind, controllable herd
Pawns in a covert game conducted by hands we trust
Dominated, compliant and deceptable
Confident that we matter - we don't see that we're but dust.

-Meshuggah "Dancers To a Discordant System"


Catch 33 is amazing, but like I once read-- their music is about as accessible as Mt. Everest, lol.

Fear Factory is also worth a mention, though I'm pretty sure they've watched Terminator a few times too many...

A signature used to be here!


Rain or Shine - best live album

3 bands that stand out over

3 bands that stand out over the last 15 years are Fifteen, Jeff Buckley & Skinny Puppy. There's a large amount more I've been into ranging from tool to van Morrison.

Visual arts... I really like Alex Grey and Geiger.

Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins!

"He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus." (Rev. 22:20)


Graphic Art: MC Escher
Sculpture: Ellen Bockenstette- a former neighbor who does "mixed media" stuff that is just outrageous.
Lyrics: Oooo - tough one. Harry Chapin, Neil Young, Paul Simon...
Music: My favorite is whoever the live musician playing in front of me is. I REALLY like live music, and don't care much about the genre or even quality. If I have to pick one, I will say "Beethoven."
And my favorite song writer is me. :) If I did not have fun doing it, I would not do it!

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra,

the Ink Spots, Leonard Cohen, Jethro Tull, Janis Ian, Johann Strauss Jr, David Bowie, The Beatles, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, Rick Nelson, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Vassar Clements, Don Williams, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr, Hank Williams III, Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter, Cass Elliot, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Doris Day, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Mike Nesmith, Pink Floyd, Don MacLean, Melanie, Donovan, Cher, Madonna, Liberace, Kate Bush, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris, Oona McOuat, and on and on and on...

Visuals? Neal Adams, Berni Wrightson, Matt Baker, Alex Toth, Kevin Maguire, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, Sid Greene, Steve Ditko, Nick Cardy, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, John Severin, Marie Severin, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Joe Kubert, Joe Doolin, Joe Devlin, Frank Borth, Frank Miller, Frank Brunner, Dick Giordano, Joe Orlando, Darwyn Cooke...

Writers? Robert Heinlein, Ayn Rand, Mark Twain, CS Lewis, Oscar Wilde, Neil Simon, Anton Chekov, Eugene Ionesco, Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Paul Levitz, Roy Thomas, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Dennis O'Neil, Steve Ditko, Isaac Asimov, Clifford Simak, Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Arthur C Clarke, Philip K Dick, Yevgeny Zamiatin, Stephen King, Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll, EM Forster, TH White, ER Burroughs, RE Howard, EL Doctorow, & Doctor Seuss.

This is fun, thanks for letting me play!

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West of 89
a novel of another america

The bluegrass supergroup

Vasser Clements, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, John Kahn... Smokin...

that last good mornin' sunrise...

forgot to say they are Old And In The Way

full show!
Midnight Moonlight is where its at! Loved Rowan in Seatrain also...
Pack of Fools (Without Rowan but still awesome) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdrNSjprXJ8


I forgot about me. Here's a version of Hallelujah I recorded in my basement with a friend on drums. It's my second stab at getting through it on the same day I figured out how to play it. My first attempt was quite fast to which I then told my friend, "Hey, let's slow it down!" I was going through a phase when I was desperate to figure out how to simultaneously play guitar and sing. It's quite crude [it ain't pretty] and contains many musical quirks and lyrical flaws oddities, but something about it drew me back for repeated listens. It's the feel. I've played it many times since but never again captured such a feel...

If I want to listen

To Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Prog, all I have to do is choose an album by Ian Anderson.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

J Tull

I am 66 yrs young. I brought wife and kids to see Tull live in Houston in 1972, in which they performed the incomparable classically-inspired Passion Play. I have never before nor since experienced such an incredible rush of excitement and pure joy at a musical performance. The hair stands up on my neck even today when I think about it. Few bands or artists since have dared to attempt to cover or imitate Tull's work, or Anderson's genius. To this day it is the most complex, most original, most daring, most experimental, most surprising, most masterful and playful intertwining of rhythm, tempo and melody that has ever been performed by any group. As an artist, only Carlos Santana, the greatest guitarist the world has ever seen, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, the greatest blues guitarist and performer of all time, compare. As a composer/songwriter, only Mozart and Bachrach come to mind.
I assumed Ian Anderson was classically trained, but no, he learned to play the flute himself in 6 months, says the bio. Don't miss his 15-minute flute solo (1975) on YouTube.

Favorite bands after JT: Led Zepplin (saw live '74), Mountain (saw live with Black Sabbath), Cream, Rush... modern? Rush, Static X, System of a Down, Bush, Rage Against the Machine, Creed, Staind, Audioslave, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Disturbed.

Best modern anti-state or anti-war songs:
Things I Didn't Say -- Lupe Fiasco and Skylar Gray
Head Like a Hole -- Nine Inch Nails
Symphony of Destruction -- Megadeath
Killing in the Name -- Rage Against the Machine

Excuse me, gotta go cue up Pandora...

"To the morally inverted, war appears as a quick, clear path to the top." -- Preston Parker

Tull addendum

And "classical" as well. Most brilliant Boure'e of all -- you can just see those cats pouncing! Fabulous flautist he!

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West of 89
a novel of another america

Ninjah Musiq...

Pro cannibas...pro freedom..


"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Comedians: Jay Leno, P.J. O'Rourke, Tim Hawkins

Check out Hawkins' Homeschool Family and The Government Can


Musicians/Lyricists:Pat Benetar, U2, Mister Mister, Aimee Allen (The R3VOLUTION song is my RP all time favorite!) Three Shoes Posse (Ron Paul is Here) Scott Wesley Brown -(This Little Child mixes politics and Faith, so he gets credit for having the chutzpah to do it!) Stephen Crumbacher, Kathy Troccoli, ( A Baby's Prayer) Twila Paris, (She gets political on her album, Every Heart) Farrell & Farrell (The Meek & The Mighty),Micheal Card, Christafari, Petra: Beat the System!, 2nd Chapter of Acts

Songs: (See above)+ Heaven Came To Earth, Kyrie, Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,

Artists: My Mother in Law and My Sister.

Videographer: GoberX,

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Hands down...

Hands down, my favorite band is NOFX. I could never tell you my favorite song though, as there are way too many that could fill that bill.

I also like Joey Cape and the late Tony Sly.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


The Slackers

Were one of the bands that made me question the government. Vic Ruggiero is over all my favorite songwriter. With there great feel good reggae, rocksteady, ska, soul, rock and roll style and there live music! I have enjoyed them at least a dozen times in Colorado. I also saw them play two nights in a row in Austin Texas. Here is a song I think the people on Daily Paul will enjoy.

Link don't work! Did you post this with your phone?

It comes up as some weird youtube mobile link - clicking on desktop seems to help...

listened to a few - sound like the Pogues or Floggin Molly.

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Lately iv enjoyed

Music that was composed way before the electronic revolution.
This Ron Paul Revolution of liberty is changing my life in more ways than one......:)
My spirituality has changed
Drink Smoke Fight Gallivant into enjoying Scripture conversation fellowship and truly "Loving my neighbor"
My politics changed drastically with the truth of Dr. Paul.

Neocon Bush lover into Peace and sound money with Dr. Paul.

Metallica lame country into classical and jazz and gospel worship

Listen and relax the brain form the crazy wonderful and destructive world we live in. Consider the conditions when they originally preformed this wonderful piece. No running water or power just for starters :)


James Madison

Portishead & Massive Attack

Highly Recommend

I got into Portishead

in the 90's and loved em. Its just to depressing for me anymore!

If you like those two check out The Faint's Dance Macarbe album, Groove Armada's LoveBox album...

and if you like DJ sets go to SoundCloud.com

SoundCloud is absolutely wonderful for any kind of DJ Set. Look up Charles Feelgood and DJ Sneak. Both are awesome House DJ's and their sets are fun. :)

I was a rave promoter in the 90's and all my bestfriends have DJ'd over a decade now. We are complete electro-music-nerds. Always trying to outdo each other on finding the new underground hit that nobody else has found yet...

Childish I know... but its fun to find something you know all your friends will pull a Friday on. (Daaammmmmnnnn!!!!)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

+1 Portishead is

+1 Portishead is awesome.
Also, whoever is downvoting people's musical tastes: That's kind of petty man.

Type O Negative, Michale

Type O Negative, Michale Graves, Tool, A Perfect Circle, The Misfits, Children of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Nine Inch Nails, Cradle of Filth, Avenged Sevenfold, Incubus, Disturbed, Guns N Roses, Joy Division, The Cure, Depeche Mode, AFI, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Queen, Slipknot, The Used.

I like too much music to narrow it down to like 5 lol.

But... Type O is my number 1 <3

You gotta check this band out..

Especially if you like Type O:

She Wants Revenge: Written in Blood


'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

My fav band is...

AC/DC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DsrbT3os0Y

this album says it all.



Robin Trower! Since the early 1970's

I've seen him live approx. 180 times in all band configurations. Still listen to his albums daily.


I have several of Trowers vinyls, awesome guitarist. Twice removed from yesterday is wearin out on me.


European black metal. Thrash. Power metal. Death metal. Finish folk metal. Progressive metal. Classic rock.