· overview · comments · submitted · word cloud
re: Death Metal for Piano? (self.musicmakers) submitted by deathcorefuriosa
1200mk2's reply 1 year ago

The only thing I know how to play are 2 turntables (no microphone) and When the Saints Come Marching In on keyboards : )

re: Death Metal for Piano? (self.musicmakers) submitted by deathcorefuriosa
1200mk2's reply 1 year ago

O.k. so, metal is not my thing. It just isn't.

But...check this out: https://www.cbc.ca/music/heavy-metal-and-classical-music-have-more-in-common-than-you-think-1.5262655

Personally, most of the musicians that I've met and that I admire, whether they be rock guitarists, hip-hop djs, classical fans, etc. all of them, at some some point, come to Brahms.

Here's a little taste from the article:

While the baroque period seems to be particularly fertile ground for heavy metal musings, the Romantics, who were certainly no strangers to dark ruminations, chromaticism, virtuosity and over-the-top drama, certainly provide fodder for modern-day metal. Here's Rachel Barton Pine explaining how Brahms's Violin Concerto in D minor influenced everyone from Van Halen to Scorpions.

So, don't worry about "death metal piano tabs"...it's already been done, about 150 years ago, and it was a "Classical" guy who did it.

Seriously, I know it sounds weird, but Brahms is the man.

Check him out.

p.s. I know the bands listed (as being influenced by Brahms) aren't "death metal", but...it's close enough.

re: Diana Ross -- Upside Down Video HQ (youtube.com) submitted by 1200mk2
1200mk2's reply 1 year ago

Probably because it's from the 70s and Stranger Things is all about the 80s.

The song is also about a woman dating a man who's cheating on her, but she doesn't care because the sex is so good.

Doesn't really fit, does it?

The Herb (youtube.com)
submitted by 1200mk2 1 year ago to /h/music
re: Record executive Joe Smith died Monday at 91 - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com) submitted by drtom
1200mk2's reply 1 year ago

Yeah, no one knew who this dude was but...from the article:

In 1961, he moved to Los Angeles and began working with independent distributors but returned to radio shortly before being offered a job as Warner Bros’ national promotion manager and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the company’s president in 1972.

During his tenure, Smith worked with some of rock’s biggest stars including Van Morrison, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Doobie Brothers and the Grateful Dead, whose members reportedly tried persuading Smith to drop LSD so he’d “get” their music. He abstained.


Some of the biggest, most influential pop and rock stars from the early days in vinyl to the CD era — Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and Joni Mitchell, among them — have Joe Smith to thank for shepherding their careers.

He was a great that no one knew about...rip.

re: Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz (stereogum.com) submitted by robig
1200mk2's reply 2 years ago

So first, thanks for posting a good article about a good jazz band I've never heard of - second, thanks for posting about jazz, period.

At some point I think jazz will make a resurgence, it's just going to take....a while.

Also, stereogum.com is still awesome.