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Stoney

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The Best of - the worst of Everythin... 

Since we have so much fun on these "Favorites" lists I thought I would get one going related to EVERYTHING not Flamenco. Here's my list and the reasons why.

Best Electric Guitarists - Stevie Ray Vaughn - Jimmy Page - They dominate the instrument without losing passion.

Best music to listen to regardless of your mood - Bob Marley - Santana - I am never NOT in the mood to listen to these guys.

Greatest Acoustic Troubador / Singer Sonwriter - Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen - Real people, real music, great stories.

Greatest Living Actor - Robert Duval

Greatest Dead Actor - Gregory Peck

Favorite Writer - Cormac McCarthy

Favorite Movie - Lonesome Dove (for the story, cast)

All time favorite TV series - Star Trek

Current favorite TV series - Dexter

Godess - Halle Berry - Salma Hakek

Now the bad stuff

Most hated song - Hotel California - overplayed.

Worst Actors - Tom Cruise, Kevin Costner

Worst Movies - Robin Hood with the above mentioned Costner - ALL the Batman films particularly with Christian Bale. Star Wars 1 2 and 3.

Stoney
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XXX

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

quote:

ORIGINAL: Stoney
EVERYTHING not Flamenco


???
Whats that?
Oh i like Bach! But to me he is flamenco anyway.
I like some Portishead, Air, Massive Attack. They make electronic music, but not that techno thing. I was into slow blues for one or two weeks. But i have to be in the mood for that. Sometimes its funny how they accompany singers, it reminds me of flamenco when they do these licks during the breaks. Oh sorry i am drifting to flamenco again

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Stoney

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

Actually, that makes a lot of sense to me. The blues is like the Flamenco of the US. OR is it that Flamenco is like the Blues of Spain? The similarities are obvious.

1. Music of an oppressed people.
2. Roots back to the mother country - In both cases Africa and or the Middle east.
3. Guitar driven music.
4. Various styles.
5. An improvisational musical form.
The similarities go on and on.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 2 2010 6:34:35
 
Ricardo

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

Electric Rock- Paul Gilbert, super versitile in many genres and a great teacher. Nuno Bettencourt also has special take on rhythm.

General non flamenco guitarist: John Mclaughlin, although that goes for electric and acoustic. I used to be into Django too, amazing improviser.

Acoustic singer-I used to like the Indigo Girls but don't follow em anymore. I like the first Jewel too when she was just her and her guitar.

Music for anymood- Racer-X

Actor- vin deasel and Adam Sandler
Movies-Contact, Intacto, Road Warrior....
TV series- married with Children (i don't watch TV shows anymore, but now I identify with that show )
Goddess-Raquel Welsh

Hated song- none
worst actors- Keanu Reeves, denise Richards
Worst movie- man, I like almost all movies, no matter how bad.

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michel

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From: france

RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

Favourite non flamenco-musicans/composers:
- john abercrombie
- marc ribot
- j. s. bach
- john coltrane

my biggest highlights in 2009:
i'd like to mention John Dowland (1563 - 1626) he wrote music for lute and other instr., i recommand listening his fantasies for those who want to do a little classical trip, don't have enough superlatives to describe this music, it's simply awesome, way ahead of the times.
and last but not least roberta flack live at rheno (not sure about spelling)
one of my favourite motown albums now! no words to describe the mood, just listen
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Escribano

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

Best Electric Guitarists - Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Richie Blackmore

Best music to listen to regardless of your mood - Santana, Led Zeppelin

Greatest Acoustic Troubador / Singer Songwriter - Johnny Cash a flawed icon

Greatest Living Actor - Ralph Fiennes

Greatest Dead Actor - Marlon Brando

Favorite Writer - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Favorite Movie - The Godfather (1 & 2)

All time favorite TV series - The Office (UK version)

Current favorite TV series - Family Guy (mainly for Stewie)


Most hated song - "My Heart Will Go On" - Titanic theme

Worst Actors - Keanu Reeves, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Goldie Hawn, Sandra Bullock

Worst Movies - "Titanic", "Avatar", "The Happening", "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (2008)

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trudgiano

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

Favourite Electric Guitarist: Don't really have one. I Like lots of rock and indie, but not really keen on flashy playing. I prefer simple songs with a nice structure.

Best music for any mood: I think Jamiroquai are good to listen to. Nice and funky. Cheers me up when I'm sad, makes me happier when already happy.

Favourite Singer Songwriter: Ray LaMontagne - has a very soothing voice and is great live.

Greatest Living Actor: George Clooney - Superb comedy actor, and also convincing in more serious roles.

Greatest Dead Actor: Cary Grant

Favourite Writer: Louis de Bernieres / Tom Clancy

Favourite Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

All Time Favourite TV Series: Band of Brothers

Current Favourite TV Series: Glee

Goddess: Shakira / Catherine Zeta Jones (10 years ago)

Most Hated Song: Anything by Ndubz

Worst Actor: John McEnroe - Makes appalling cameos in Adam Sandler Films that bizarrely add to the comedy.

Worst Movie: Alexander - nothing comes close to the utter dreadfulness of this film in my eyes.

And Some new categories:

Favourite Actress: Kate Winslet

Favourite Formula 1 Drivers (active): Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa

Favourite Formula 1 Drivers (retired/deceased): Jean Alesi, Nigel Mansell, Mika Hakkinen, Eddie Irvine

Favourite James Bond Actor: Timothy Dalton
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edguerin

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

¡todo es flamenco!

So WTF?

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Matic

 

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From: Slovenija

RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

Best non flamenco guitarists: Django, Wes, Metheny...
Best non guitar musicians: Miles, Coltrane...
Any mood music: silence

Favorite living actors: Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman... depends on the director.
Favorite dead actor: James Stewart
Favorite living director: Lynch
Favorite dead director: Hitchcock
Favorite movies: Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr., Lost Highway, Psycho, Rear Window, Shawshank Redemption, Memento, Inglorious Basterds, Green Mile, Oldboy, MP and the Holy Grail......
Favotite TV series: Twin Peaks, Oz

Favorite writer: Dostoevsky...

Goddess: Jenna Jameson et al

Most hated song: La Cucaracha

I'm bad at my 'worsts'. I forget/oppress the things I don't like.

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Doitsujin

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

What about your favourite color?
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Ricardo

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Doitsujin

quote:

ORIGINAL: Doitsujin

What about your favourite color?


Clear

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Escribano

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Matic

quote:

Most hated song: La Cucaracha


Have you checked out this version by Lila Downs?


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Randal

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to XXX

Cool Deniz. Besides Flamenco and jazz, it's Bach for me.

Flamenco and Blues is a great subject. Last month, I joined as drummer for a new band that plays SRV, Hendrix blues, and other R&B classics. This was something I hadn't done since I was a kid growing up on Led Zep. Slow blues is something I don't normally listen to much either, but playing it in ensemble with a rocking female voice is pretty cool.
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Doitsujin

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

quote:

Original: Ricardo

Clear


Thanks for the answer! Your favorite color as synesthesist is really pretty interesting. ;.)

Thanks too for the other thing.
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Matic

 

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Escribano

quote:

Have you checked out this version by Lila Downs?


Hey thanks man, great effort there.
And nice lyrics. I changed my mind about cucaracha. There's stilll hope in the world.

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bursche

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Matic

Non flamenco composer: Sergej Rachmaninov / Manuel de Falla

Dead writer: Hesse

Living writer: Jonathan Littell

Film: The Third Man

Dead actor: Orson Welles

Living actor: Jack Nicholson

Dead painter: William Bouguereau

Living painter: Too complicated for me to understand

Shoe colour: brown

Tea: green

Coffee preparation: Bialetti pot

White wine: Riesling

Red wine: Reserva


I do not like

Non flamenco composer: Those who I don't understand - like Stockhausen. Makes me feel stupid. And I think he wanted me to.

Film: Texas - Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem ( But watch it, at least the germans here)

Actor: Ben Affleck

Pop song: Amadeus




AND:




Cutaway Guitars




quote:

What about your favourite color?


Can't decide between crimson red, prussian blue and the fancy lavender colour Bob Ross used to make out of them.

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Doitsujin

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Stoney

quote:

original: Bursche
Film: Texas - Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem ( But watch it, at least the germans here)


I love that movie. Didnt it have an additional title? Doc Snyder - Für eine Hand voll Scheisse. ? hahaha.. (= Doc Snyder - for a hand full **** / Por un puñado de dólares)

Ok jokes aside and I participate:

My favorites: always changing
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 2 2010 14:28:15
 
xirdneH_imiJ

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Doitsujin

i like this kind of thing...it makes me feel like i'm in school again :)

Fav non-flamenco guitarist: Jimi Hendrix
Fav actor: Adam Sandler, Tom Hanks, Patrick Stewart
Fav movie: Lucía y el Sexo, Forrest Gump, The Pianist, Samsara
Hated non-flamenco artist: anything mainstream, nowadays Lady Gaga gets on my nerves
Fav writer: Dostojevskiy - Crime and Punishment, a must read
Fav series: Star Trek, all of them, but the original
Fav F1 driver/team: Schumacher/Ferrari
Fav football team: Arsenal
Fav players: Thierry Henry, Gabriel Batistuta, Raúl, Fabregas
Fav tennis player: Stefan Edberg
Fav color: dark purple
Fav food: indian, masala dosa in particular, unavailable anywhere in this country...
Fav country: India, Spain
Fav computer game: Football Manager series, Civilization series, Europa Universalis series
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bursche

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RE: The Best of - the worst of Every... (in reply to Doitsujin

quote:

Für eine Hand voll Scheisse


Yes it is the subsubtitle I think.
I actually love that film, although in fact it is bad. It is perfect trash.

"Ein Rabe geht im Feld spazieren, da fällt der Weizen um" und "Hank wird morgen gehenkt."

The characters are really well chosen, especially Doc's mother.

To stay on track:

My favourite movie character: 00 Schneider and Leutnant Körschgen

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