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wheelchairman
05-22-2006, 09:47 AM
So so so so sorry that I dropped the ball on this. I've just been rather busy and whatnot. Graduating high school and getting a job and all. But I have some great music planned! I uploaded onto my ftp so this is an experiment in getting it to work right.

Alright tonight ladies and gentleman, I have for you, the music of Oregon! This is a continuation of the theme of last time, where I invited everyone to hear traditional folk music of America. But now I have more modern music for you (mostly,) from the state of Oregon. And then next time I will just choose something more normal.

If the links don't work, try right clicking, and saving as.

First I will start with the oldest. This song has been considered for the State Anthem of Oregon. This is Louie Louie by The Kingsmen. A classic!
Louie Louie by The Kingsmen (http://action-online.org/louielouie.mp3)
If you ever went to church in Oregon as a child, you've probably heard the Christian version, "Pharoah Pharoah". And no, that is not a joke... :(

And now in particular, I would like to introduce to you some artists from my hometown. The most famous would be The Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Who are also totally awesome. If you like swing music, you will like them.
Zoot Suit Riot by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies (http://action-online.org/ZootSuitRiot.wma)
Here Comes the Snake by The Cherry Poppin' Daddies (http://action-online.org/Here Comes the Snake.wma)
Come Back to Me by The Cherry Poppin' Daddies (http://action-online.org/ComeBacktoMe.wma)

Another well known (but not very!) Eugene band would be Floater. They are actually quite interesting to listen to. You should definitely check it out!
The Sad Ballad of Danny Boy by Floater (http://action-online.org/floatersadballad.mp3)
Independence Day by Floater (http://action-online.org/floaterid.mp3)
Clean Plastic Baby by Floater (http://action-online.org/FloaterCleanPlasticBaby.mp3)

My favorite of Floater would be The Sad Ballad of Danny Boy.

One of these bands was introduced to me by a person on here. The other band is good, and I know both Tizz and Betty listen to them (The Dandy Warhols.) And the 3rd band was introduced to me by Betty, but I know Tizz likes them a lot too (The Decemberists.)

So let's start with the band unmentioned, The Shins. They sound really great. I wish I knew more about them. Here are two good songs!
Pink Bullets by The Shins (http://action-online.org/pinkbullets.mp3)
So Says I by The Shins (http://action-online.org/sosaysi.mp3)

The Dandy Warhols are most recognized in certain commercials. That song Bohemian Like You seemed to be everywhere at some point. But they are really good. The first two songs are from 13 Songs From Bohemia. A great album indeed!
Bohemian Like You by the Dandy Warhols (http://action-online.org/bohemianlikeyou.mp3)
Godless by The Dandy Warhols (http://action-online.org/godless.mp3)
We Used To Be Friends by The Dandy Warhols (http://action-online.org/dwusedto.wma)

And the final band is the Decemberists. Named after the Russian 19th century revolutionaries. They remind me a little bit of Belle and Sebastian. They are definintely very good. Interesting songs that usually tell stories. And just sound good.

Billy Liar by The Decemberists (http://action-online.org/billyliar.mp3)
Red Right Ankle by The Decemberists (http://action-online.org/redrightankle.mp3)
Chimbley Sweep by the Decemberists (http://action-online.org/chimbleysweep.mp3)

Enjoy!

Betty
05-22-2006, 01:21 PM
I downloaded the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and the Floater stuff. Have the rest, obviously. I think I still like Zoot Suit Riot best. Floater was pretty interesting. The first song was really good until it started to get crazy at the end. But I'm sure it'll go on playlist rotation for the time being.

I'll upload a few songs for you, and maybe Tizz, in a bit.

Andy
05-22-2006, 04:02 PM
I remember they tried to ban Louie, Louie when it first came out over here. People believed it contained lewd sexual references because they couldn't understand what the words were. Brilliant.

All About Eve
05-22-2006, 04:42 PM
I'm downloading two by each band, but I won't be able to listen until later. I've heard the Shins are good, though, and now I have an excuse to listen to them.

Tizzalicious
05-22-2006, 11:15 PM
I'm listening.

So far, I'm in LOVE with Pink Bullet by The Shins, I liked The Kingsmen aswell, I liked the beginning of the last Floater song, but then it turned into something I absolutely hate, so I hope the other ones will be more like the beginning of the song.

Betty, that would be great!

Rinoa
05-23-2006, 02:06 AM
I used to love Dandy Warhols. I'll have to dig their album back out some time.

wheelchairman
05-23-2006, 04:00 AM
Betty, Cherry Poppin' Daddies for life. I think Here Comes the Snake is better, but the lyrics are stupider. Floater is weird like that. There are parts of their songs I don't like, but there are parts I do like a lot. The Sad Ballad is just a classic in my opinion though.

Andy, so the Brits have always needed to learn English, eh. :(

All About Eve, the Shins are good! These are the only two songs I know though.

Tizz, I think the Sad Ballad of Danny Boy will be familiar. Clean Plastic Baby and Sad Ballad were from the same album. I downloaded them first because I remembered the names, I had first checked that album out of the Eugene Public Library 8 years ago. I like it better than I do now.

Rinoa, you bes' dig up the Dandy Warhols. They are great. Check the other stuff out too!

Tizzalicious
05-23-2006, 04:23 AM
Oh, they were in a different order on my playlist, Sad Ballad was the one I didn't like. I didn't pay attention to the titles when I listened to the others, so I'll let you know later.

Betty
05-23-2006, 03:21 PM
Ha... I probably uploaded those Shins songs a long time ago... or at least they seem like two I would pick. Another key Shins song is "New Slang" from the famous plug in Garden State when Natalie Portman gets Zach Braff to listen to her headphones and says that the song will change his life.

Kerr
06-07-2006, 11:28 AM
I guess I ought to download some more stuff by the Dandy Warhols - I have Bohemian Like You and Get Off, both good songs. I never bothered checking them out. I guess it shouldn't do some harm to dowload some of their stuff (because I doubt the links work now).

EDIT: and those songs are great. I remember We Used to be Friends actually now. Must get some albums.