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    Default Season 354: THE SHOCK OF THE NEW(ish)

    The Shock of the New(ish)

    What can we play I hear you say
    A wassailing song from a distant day?
    About a lad and his love for an Olde Oak Door
    Written in December 1834

    Perhaps the Jazz Age Is more your thing?
    Daisys and Gatsbys on a four string fling
    Even us slaves rowing in life’s galley
    Deserve us a little Tin Pan Alley

    Frankie Forties claims ‘all bands are big”
    And every crooner deserves a gig
    That was until 1955
    When the Devil’s music came alive
    “I’ve come” he whispered “to collect my toll
    Kiddies play me some rock and roll”

    Of the Sixties you may dig a relic
    Of the genus – Hippie Psychedelic
    A must for the musical Attenborough
    To make their songbook a tad more thorough

    It was 71 when Granny dropped the kettle
    And cried out “Johnny its Heavy Metal!”
    A few years later I was sailing in a junk
    Powered by an angry punk
    Police yelled ‘Stop, you have no rowlocks’
    I laughed and scoffed “Never mind the Bollocks!”

    In the 80’s I became no wiser
    And my Fender got beat up by a synthesizer
    A decade later it came back to battle
    Kurtesy of the Bain of Seattle

    Now what can we play, what do we love?
    Sorry folks it’s– NONE OF THE ABOVE
    So salute me now with your best palm frond
    With ditties from 2000 and beyond


    So people to translate that bit of doggerel for you .This week you can only play songs written/or first recorded in the year 2000 or later. By any artist - with one caveat. If you play more than two songs then after that the next song must be a 2000 plus song from one of the artists listed below.
    Here’s a list of good songwriters I like - very active since the year 2000.

    Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, Neko Case, Tallest Man on Earth, Gillian Welch, Jeffery Foucault, Glen Hansard, Bill Callahan aka Smog, Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy,
    Jose Gonzalez, Joanna Newsome, Jenny Lewis, Lambchop, Andrew Bird, Ryan Adams, Bon Iver, The Mountain Goats, Iron and Wine, Lisa Hannigan, The Decemberists, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Ray Lamontagne, Nick Cave, Ed Kuepper, Paul Kelly, Milk Carton Kids, Dave Rawlings.

    So you could play a post 2000 U2 then a Beyonce(??!!). But for your third you must do one from the list. After that any artist is ok again- as long as it’s a post 2000.
    So in summary 19 years of songs to pick from.2000-2018.- no thematic restrictions .Any artist.(see above caveat). .

    Originals are welcome. The title of the season is a riff on a book/documentary series of the 80’s called “The Shock of the New”. It was a series about modern art. All originals must contain a reference in title or lyrics to modern art-.Artists , Art works, Movements etc.
    The definition of modern art is broad. from 1860 to the present.(talking drawing, painting, sculpture)

    All usual rules apply. Prizes? Probably.. No song limit yet…may change.

    To quote Nick Cave “Dig, Lazarus ,Dig”. Have fun. First time hosting for me .I may not be as attentive as many of you good people .But I’ll try my best within life's constraints.

    Cheers
    John
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...Jz7Y2oNkeXjyub

    Will update Playlist later.Just one private video currently.

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    Sounds like a fun Season, so many possibilities!
    John

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    Great theme to kick off your hosting duties John. I remember enjoying that Robert Hughes series too. Think it’s still around in full on YouTube somewhere or other

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Man And His Uke View Post
    Great theme to kick off your hosting duties John. I remember enjoying that Robert Hughes series too. Think it’s still around in full on YouTube somewhere or other
    Ha thanks mate! And can I point out you don't have to be named John to participate...but so far it helps.

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    Great idea John. Thanks for hosting, I think you’ll have a lot of fun.

    If we make it to the 3rd, is it still only music recorded/released in 2000 or more recently, even if the band/artist has older recordings? E.g Wilco is on your list, but their 1st album was released in 1996. Jenny Lewis similar I think. Thanks.
    Andy

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams"
    ~A.W.E. O'Shaughnessy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Pavement View Post
    Great idea John. Thanks for hosting, I think you’ll have a lot of fun.

    If we make it to the 3rd, is it still only music recorded/released in 2000 or more recently, even if the band/artist has older recordings? E.g Wilco is on your list, but their 1st album was released in 1996. Jenny Lewis similar I think. Thanks.
    Yes Andy...only post 2000.Lots on that list have earlier recordings but I only want post 2000.

    Oh and I was remiss to mention.Plenty of time to visit another city in UV's Strummer in the city.

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    great theme! my musical mind is usually stuck in the 70s and 80s, it'll be good to get a little bit more up to date!
    lynda

    get it on, bang a gong, get it on

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    Wishing you a great time with your first hosting, John.

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    Reading your "doggerel" - great stuff - I was all set to go 1920s! Are we in the 21st Century? Oh, dear ... this is going to be challenging, but fun. Great theme, John!
    Walnut Flea Soprano, Eleuke Peanut, Rob Collins Soprano, Motu, Ukubidon, Gretsch Camp Ukulele, Tenor "Style Manouche", Hora mahogany Baritone, Roger Terry baritone, Sylvain Enjoubaut concert, Outdoor Ukulele (tenor), Ohana Vita, Ohana KA-6 (6-string tenor), DoudsandJo electro-acoustic tenor.

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    Hi John -

    This is one that I recorded a while back for a separate (non-Season) Mountain Goats collection. Still love love love this one.


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