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I’ll see your The Drifters and up you The Platters:
and the series was kicked off with this one:
Hey Moe. Did you ever find Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”? I strongly suggest Beethoven to you, as I can see that you are serious about music. I also recommend Berlioz. Actually, Johann Sebastian Bach might be something you get into. Steer clear of Mozart, though. He is overrated. You know Moe, you should really consider listening to “real” music if you don’t already. Once you learn “how to listen” to Classical, you will never go back to mainstream. And Beethoven is the absolute best.
I am a huge Bach fan. And yes, I did go find the Moonlight Sonata – the version you recommended with the pianist. It’s lovely.
The Drifters and the Diamonds are about nostalgia, about my youth. Memories and all that.
Glad you enjoy classical music – I should listen more htan I do. It soothes the soul.
Steer clear of Mozart, though. He is overrated.
Wow that may be the dumbest thing I’ve read all day. Mozart’s operas are amongst the most amazing pieces of music ever written, his orchestral music is profoundly beautiful.
Moe and Brian…I never said Mozart was “bad”, just that he is “overated”. Don’t get me wrong, he was a genius who wrote some beautiful arias. But I do believe that he relied a little to heavy on the female voice as opposed to Beethoven who was more meticulus and relied more heavily on the instruments. I also think Mozart’s sound was a little too upbeat for the genre while Beethoven’s sound was more true to the human soul, channeling the sorrow of his life. Beethoven WAS better. Your insult means nothing.
yeah the nerve of a the greatest composer of operas to rely on the power of the human voice. Have you ever heard anything so absurd. Get a clue.
I do have a clue. Do you? Do you even listen to this style of music? Mozart’s sound WAS very upbeat for the genre. While Beethoven’s sound was dark for his genre. Also, Mozart would hammer out an opera every other day, while it would take Beethoven months to write a symphony. There’s a reason for this: Beethoven’s work came from his life, while the talented Mozart would freestyle his works. And since Instruments trump voice, I prefer Beethoven. *I’m shredding you without even having to use google, yet.* 🙂
Ha! I just read on wiki what I already suspected. The reason Motesfart hammered out his work so frequently was that he was all about the money. I was going to write that earlier but I wasn’t sure. Well, I googled it and verified it. You lose. Conversation over. KING BEETHOVEN>lil motesfart
you’re an idiot, good night.
What a cop out, bordering ad-hominem attack. I am an idiot. No need to refute what I said(no matter how much sense it makes). What can an idiot know, right? Tsk Tsk. Maybe I gave you too much credit by choosing to converse with you. Good night shmuck. Maybe motesfart can sing you a lullaby…
Again – just get a room guys!! This is just too tender. Special nicknames and all . . .
Gag me with a spoon!
No, thanks Moe. I for one, don’t swing that way. And Brian, based on what I know, you don’t need a spoon to gag on. You’re busy “gagging” on something else.
…that is, if your “gag reflexes” aren’t already shot.
Moe: Please forgive me. I know that was very low. I just couldn’t help myself! 😉
Yup. It was.
Lousy taste in music and homophobic, not a winning combination!
I am no homophobe. My above retort was simply me trying a little too hard too be funny. I’ve had many gay friends, mostly men, and I hate to think of what many have to go through just to be treated like human beings. Remember, there was a police raid at a gay bar 3 blocks from where I live not too long ago. If anything, I feel that gays let people run over them to far too often, and I wish gay people were stronger in that degree. Bust some noses, you know… Anyway, I apologize for THAT, and that ONLY.
Moe, I hit the motherlode. Brian? You can check it out, too. They have plenty of Motesfart. All the great composers of history. All their work. All of it. All free. No sign-up needed. Just choose the composer, choose the work, and it will link you to a site for immediate download! I’ve already downloaded so much. Including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker! All Rss Channel which you can download later or Mp3 direct! Here it is… http://www.classiccat.net/
I’m not too much of a Tchaikovsky fan, he relies a little too much on the talents of the dancer to give his music any meaning.
I have highlighted that one on my favorites list to peruse later. Thanks Tex.
Brian, you are a piece of work, indeed. The Nutcracker is a beautiful work with or without dancers. Last night when I went to sleep I put my mp3 player on and drifted off to Tchaikovsky. It was magical. I think that in truth you know that. You just want to mock me ’cause I’m not a big fan of opera.
you are a font of causes for mockery.
? I thought a font was a style of letter shape that you use on word processor. Are you sure your terminology is right? Anyway, why are you such a pompous ass? I can’t even write anything anymore without worrying that I’m giving you “material” by which you make sport of me by. Nobody likes a monkey on their back. Knock it off, dude.
1 /fɒnt/ Show Spelled[font] Show IPA
a receptacle, usually of stone, as in a baptistery or church, containing the water used in baptism.
a receptacle for holy water; stoup.
a productive source: The book is a font of useful tips for travelers.
the reservoir for oil in a lamp.
Archaic . a fountain.
And Moe, let me make another suggestion… In the 19th Century, a relatively unknown Composer burst on to the scene with a Symphony for the ages that took Paris by storm. The artist? Berlioz. The Symphony? His classic masterpiece, “Symphonie Fantastique”. It is a 5 movement work for the ages!
Hold on, I will make it easy for you. I will go get you the link myself!
So you are saying I’m an “endless fountain” of non-sense worthy of ridicule and scorn? How kind! Now if you will excuse me, I have to go get something for Moe. Ya’ shmuck.
This should work, Moe. Just scroll down to where the 5 movements to Symphonie Fantastique are and download each mp3. http://www.liberliber.it/audioteca/b/berlioz/index.htm
Brian. I was just reading over what had been posted so far. And, at the risk of sounding flaky, and/or redundant, I would like to apologize once more. My above apology was not an apology. “I apologize for that and only that” is no way to apologize. And I feel what I did warrants an apology for this reason: You revealed something personal about yourself online, something that many people have suffered for, and I used that against you. Just because we are online doesn’t make any less wrong. Brian, I’m sorry.
It’s fine, considering your “taste” in music I would be surprised if you weren’t homophobic.
(I crack myself up)
I am most certainly not homophobic. As wrong as the statement in question was, it was a tasteless joke directed at you, not a bigoted rant directed at gay people. In any case, I’ve apologized. As far as my taste in music is concerned, I would hardly think that Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bach, Berlioz, and some Mozart (such as his lovely “flute concerto”) is considered poor taste in music. Branding me homophobic merely because of a joke and not being a big fan of opera is a bit much, don’t you think?
Lighten up dude, you’ll live longer.
I’ll try, but you have to understand, I’m 28 years old. Very few people my age listen to what I listen to. So if I seem a little on edge when it comes to my taste in music, that’s the reason. I’m just sick of people making fun of my music. Peace.