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    what a great album
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsv_1 View Post
    (while the wife is out at the shops). Hmmmmm.

    Cheers.
    "out at the shops" ?

    Todd, I thought you were a Yank, not a Brit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    "out at the shops" ?

    Todd, I thought you were a Yank, not a Brit!
    turncoat...

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    Genre: Easy Listening - acoustic guitar

    Billy McLaughlin: "Fingerdance"

    Vaguely obscene album title aside, this is beautiful stuff. Never boring (as some Narada releases can be). These are unusual but entirely melodic works of acoustic guitar with just a splash of percussion. Nicely remastered - crisp, clean sound and masterful performances. Billy's fret skills are not to be dismissed.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...sr=1-1-catcorr
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    Took a listen on Amazon, and immediately ordered a copy.

    Turns out he has quite a story. In 2001 he developed a rare neurologic condition called Focal Dystonia, was no longer able to play guitar. He eventually taught himself to play left handed, and now has started performing again, accompanied by a chamber music group, and lecturing about overcoming his disease. He apparently spoke at a TedX seminar in Atlanta last year, and I found this interview... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1q_8pSHDBg


    Quote Originally Posted by tsv_1 View Post
    Genre: Easy Listening - acoustic guitar

    Billy McLaughlin: "Finerdance"

    Vaguely obscene album title aside, this is beautiful stuff. Never boring (as some Narada releases can be). These are unusual but entirely melodic works of acoustic guitar with just a splash of percussion. Nicely remastered - crisp, clean sound and masterful performances. Billy's skills are not to be dismissed.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...sr=1-1-catcorr
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    Justin, would it not make more sense to have one thread per genre, with the genre identified in the thread title, so that you do not have to wade through a pile of recommendations that are of no interest to you? I have that problem with the Sunday Morning thread, i.e. most of the recommendations are of zero interest to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepysurf View Post
    Took a listen on Amazon, and immediately ordered a copy.

    Turns out he has quite a story. In 2001 he developed a rare neurologic condition called Focal Dystonia, was no longer able to play guitar. He eventually taught himself to play left handed, and now has started performing again, accompanied by a chamber music group, and lecturing about overcoming his disease. He apparently spoke at a TedX seminar in Atlanta last year, and I found this interview... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1q_8pSHDBg
    Admirable to say the very least. People with that level of inner-drive to overcome hardships are remarkable. I was poking around on Amazon and found his "best of" CD as well. Of the 12 tracks, 4 are already covered on Fingerdance, but the other 8 samples are (IMO) plenty good enough to justify ordering this CD as well... and so I did The MLs really shine with this sort of music.

    http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Origi...6574319&sr=8-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Justin, would it not make more sense to have one thread per genre, with the genre identified in the thread title, so that you do not have to wade through a pile of recommendations that are of no interest to you? I have that problem with the Sunday Morning thread, i.e. most of the recommendations are of zero interest to me.
    Bernard,

    Why don't you start a classical thread? I'm guessing there are few enough of us that enjoy classical music that it wouldn't impinge on Justin's "now" thread. When's the last time you started a thread? You need to start a thread. Plus, you can call it whatever you want and "lay down the law" in terms of thread-etiquette in whatever way you see fit. Imagine the power
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    I've already agreed with Todd to that effect.

    Raise the threads, then, if that is what you want. There are a lot of genres, Bernard

    EDIT: didn't see Todd's response on my iPhone for some reason.

    Also, will people stop criticizing this f&*^£$% thread and just comply with the thread title and the points already made on how to post? Then I won't have to kill you all.

    Bang! Smash! Pow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsv_1 View Post
    Admirable to say the very least. People with that level of inner-drive to overcome hardships are remarkable. I was poking around on Amazon and found his "best of" CD as well. Of the 12 tracks, 4 are already covered on Fingerdance, but the other 8 samples are (IMO) plenty good enough to justify ordering this CD as well... and so I did The MLs really shine with this sort of music.

    http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Origi...6574319&sr=8-1
    Is he any relation to John McLaughlin? another virtuoso on guitar

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    Quote Originally Posted by repman View Post
    Is he any relation to John McLaughlin? another virtuoso on guitar
    I do not know... I would guess not as one grew up in Minnesota and the other in Indiana... but maybe there's some relation (if you go far enough back )

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    Hi there - this looks like a great thread!

    I'm typing this on a quick MLO check-in on my holiday in Bali. Really sad, I know.

    Anyway, I look forward to participating when I start listening again (in a few weeks' time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsv_1 View Post
    Bernard,

    Why don't you start a classical thread? I'm guessing there are few enough of us that enjoy classical music that it wouldn't impinge on Justin's "now" thread. When's the last time you started a thread? You need to start a thread. Plus, you can call it whatever you want and "lay down the law" in terms of thread-etiquette in whatever way you see fit. Imagine the power
    Okay Todd, will do.

    Power ? Your picture had me wondering, "How many watts?, a question my ML dealer hates to be asked. His response is, "Why does it matter? Just listen to the music". So, you guessed it, that's the question I ask him.

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    Also, will people stop criticizing this f&*^£$% thread and just comply with the thread title and the points already made on how to post? Then I won't have to kill you all.

    Bang! Smash! Pow!
    Okay, Justin, I will stop criticizing this effing thread.

    Nice Batman sound effects, but stay away from the tights

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    Genre: Trance

    So the first recommendation was too much for you. Too fast, too much bass, too repetitive, too many sound effects, too awesome for your brain cells to digest.

    Well, here's a calmer version of electronic esoterica. Take a virtual chill pill, go sit in the chill out lounge of your virtual club. Calm down. Take it easy. Enter a trance. Enjoy your hour long+ virtual trip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amey01 View Post
    Hi there - this looks like a great thread!

    I'm typing this on a quick MLO check-in on my holiday in Bali. Really sad, I know.

    Anyway, I look forward to participating when I start listening again (in a few weeks' time).
    Awesome! Enjoy Bali... a friend of mine in the Bay Area (California) went to Bali for his honeymoon and said it was one of the best destinations he's ever traveled to... I assume that meant he actually found some time outside his honeymoon suite to enjoy other things besides just his wife.

    Have fun and post a few pics for us!

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