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thermalben started the topic in Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 at 6:47pm

Alright, time for some discussion on what yr all listening too. My iTunes inventory is getting a little stale so I'm up for some inspiration.

Currently loving The Drones' album "Havilah".. incredible songwriting and some of the best recorded guitars and drum I've heard in a long time. I'm a little late to the party with this album but it's on high rotation at the moment and will probably stay there a while. I've seen these guys live once (Fowlers, Adelaide) and fortunately they're incredible on stage too. Can't wait to see them again.

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 4:51pm

Silicun, glad u dropped the t off the the end of your name... Nice touch.. Anyway good to see you delving into all the dishes that the musical smorgasbord has to offer. Nothing worse than getting stuck in one genre. While you're on a Paul Kelly cycle, give this a go - lead guitarist from the absolutely legendary Birthday Party, rest his soul......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv_6ZlXP7Gk
If you like it, give a couple of his other tunes a roll - "The golden age of bloodshed", and "autoluminescent".

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silicun commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 5:27pm

'Dub Side of the Moon' is great, what a neat concept! I couldnt say what band you might be thinking of, so many dub artists will include that in their name Dub FX and Dub Pistols come to mind. Lots of the british stuff I really like - Adrian Sherwood, Leftfield, UB40, Massive Attack, Bomb the Bass etc a different feel to Jamaican inspired music.

I use soundcloud, I like it cause its straight forward to use, sometimes ill check out an old fav on youtube and I use torrents occasionally. the way I see it the industry has to keep up with technology. the mega music companies did good for a long time, now music is more accessible, muso's can get themselves out there without having to be corpratised first and it sorts out the contenders from the pretenders (Lorde is a good example of this). Muso's and music companies have to work out new ways of earning, be that back to good old gigging or adopting other strategies that are effective with new technology. Beck did an album last year which he released only as sheet music, opened up a whole new world, bands/muso's were putting out various versions of his tracks and when he toured people were hanging out to see how the tracks were played. Lots of bands have taken up releasing tracks on vinyl again or releasing stuff only online and at more reasonable costs than buying stuff on CD.

Love Prodigy, I went to see them back in the 90's and they blew the roof off the Metro in Sydney, much more dynamic than most DJ/electronic shows with Keith Flint carrying on like an unhinged 6 y/o after too much ADD medication.

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wellymon commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 6:07pm

Thanx Silicun, cool as champ, would use Bro but......? UUUUMMMMMMmm sounds like too much like the 'Flight Of the Conchords' haha

Going back awhile I went and seen live 'Faith No More" in 92 I think, in a tiny little pub in Queenstown (might of mentioned it before with my hypo blabbleness). fuck me my ears rang like a door bell for 3 days after. The loudest music Ive ever herd. Good old times.

Anyways a step down from 'Neelix'
Get this into ya Silicun, different

https://soundcloud.com/andyjungschmidt/dnsc002

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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silicun commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 7:43pm

I dig it, nice house vibe, cheers mate.

Faith No More!!! what a cracker, it was Epic that really introduced me to the world of music, before that I was a pretty white bread commercial radio top40 type. Ive never had the chance to see them although Bungle played twice in Newcastle over the years at a small pub and I got to the second one of those gigs, great fun! You would have seen them at there prime though, I can imagine the punch they would have thrown.

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wellymon commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 7:59pm

Silicun, this is not a computer virus......... Microlougue, Go back in this thread and check these guys making music.....

https://soundcloud.com/wellymon/sets/06-10-13-miicrologue-vs

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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silicun commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 8:09pm

cool so far, still got it playing, reminds me of stuff on the Kompact label, clicks n cuts, 5000 Fingers of Doctor T, Sub Bass Snarl etc. house without the tired party vibes, stripped back and intelligent. do you listen to any NZ dub, Salmonella Dub and the likes? There's really a world class scene out there, I like to come over and check the outdoor parties there sometime.

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wellymon commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 10:13pm

They have some pretty good ones in Newcastle, your neck of the woods, An indian looking bloke by the name of Shaun I think started doing some a while back,
He used to hang out out at all the bush doofs around Sydney ways early 2000....?

Ah NZ apparently have some good parties as well, world remown DJ's especially dub and the other stuff.......? Oh thhats right Drum 'n' Bass, which does not really grab this fella much :)

Kompact good label.

People are saying on this thread too much music on the net to listen too....? I think no in a way, you can choose your shit or flag it, we are pretty lucky now, these days. You know what you like , its easy.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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wellymon commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 10:18pm

silicun wrote:

I use soundcloud, I like it cause its straight forward to use, sometimes ill check out an old fav on youtube and I use torrents occasionally. the way I see it the industry has to keep up with technology. the mega music companies did good for a long time, now music is more accessible, muso's can get themselves out there without having to be corpratised first and it sorts out the contenders from the pretenders (Lorde is a good example of this). Muso's and music companies have to work out new ways of earning, be that back to good old gigging or adopting other strategies that are effective with new technology. Beck did an album last year which he released only as sheet music, opened up a whole new world, bands/muso's were putting out various versions of his tracks and when he toured people were hanging out to see how the tracks were played. Lots of bands have taken up releasing tracks on vinyl again or releasing stuff only online and at more reasonable costs than buying stuff on CD.

Yep for sure I'm starting to understand that projection of selling.
When you are so keen to buy some music that is not free it will drive you for sure.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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mitchvg commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 11:38pm

Welly you would happen to have heard of Olmecha Supreme have you? Kiwis. Best live act I've ever seen. Not a fan of listening to their stuff just whenever, but their stage presence is epic! Saw em at Island Vibe fest on Straddie and mostly hated the festival actually; every act seemed to start every 2nd song with a slight variation on that same reggae bass line. But Olmecha really was something special!

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silicun commented Friday, 7 Mar 2014 at 11:39pm

Haha, Newcastle is a small place, I know Shaun really well, he owns the Clarendon hotel here and yeah was a big time party goer same vintage as me late 90's early 2000's, really good guy.

As for too much music, Im with you Welly the net is a gift of access. For me its like discovering alternative music when I was young, getting out of my country town home and rummaging through record stores in Sydney. You realise that there is so much out there that you havent heard, and stuff that you have heard but was lost to time, you can dig it back up again, weird remixes, live versions, original versions, tracing back through lineage of tracks or genres like Stu mentioned.

Sheepdog, thats a great track, interesting that Rowland's sound is similar to Cave post Birthday party, Ive listened to a bit of them but never Rowland's own stuff. Certainly a hell of a band and Nick Cave would have to be one of my all timers. Here's a few connections, Blixa who played with Cave for a bit in the Bad Seeds has a band called Einstürzende Neubauten, the heavy weights of the industrial scene which gave birth to bands like Tool etc, crazy found object percussion, dark ambient synths and samples, they toured last year - totally earthshaking loud dissonant sounds. Cool but small doses for me, I like the rollicking fun of the Birthday party and Caves other collaborative mate Shawn McGowan of the Pogues.

Pogues : Dirty Old Town - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsGapy5vQ

McGowan/Cave : What a Wonderful World - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtsXjHk2ZsI

A killer track from Cave's new outfit Grinderman : No Pussy Blues - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuDP7c3Zd8I

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silicun commented Saturday, 8 Mar 2014 at 12:04am

Cheers mitchvg, Ive not heard of em but just had a listen to this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MYzd1CN2JA - tight as, its cool to see solid reggae come from outside of Jamaica. Would have been nice to see em live, I hear ya on the repetitive reggae sound, bands that specialise in reggae often tend to get stuck in that one groove from a popular era or whateva is currently popular.

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wellymon commented Saturday, 8 Mar 2014 at 12:01pm

Classic Silicun, yeah had some long nights and early mornings on the dance floor with Shaun hanging in the bush, good times, It was pretty new too me psy in the bush, I was open to any sound and love the space and freedom where the music and sounds took you on a journey, well between you and me other things involved as well. Got on pretty good with Shaun top bloke.

Mitch Very Good, just listen to'Olmecha Supreme' all the people say lalalalalahhhh lalalalahhhhh
pretty spot on alot of people say lalalalalahhhh :)

Welly's wheelz fell off last night, New organic Vodka from Sydney of all places.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 8 Mar 2014 at 4:08pm

Hmmm. Great song, dirty old town...... As far as Nick Cave goes, his birthday party days were hard to top.... But to truly understand the lyrics and the music, you had to be seriously off your face, and alone.... On a purely hypothetical note, if herion isn't "your thing", well it aint mine, the best thing to do before listening to this song would be, grab a bottle of jack, have a chilled carton of heavies in the fridge, and a "Q" of the finest Bangalow, Atherton, Kadanga etc.
Now - wait till sundown ( it's gotta be dark), skull a double jack...... followed by 1 chillum - no bacci, then chug a beer. Repeat this 6 times in quick succession over a 45 minute period, whilst thinking dark thoughts. Once you have created a state of inner emotional turmoil, listen to these ( pointless listening to this sober, it makes no sense, you have to embrace the "dark visions" heheheheeee ;) - (disclaimer- I do not endorse taking dugs, this is purely hypothetical ......)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNRn-0W0Qaw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzFzU_N3IV4

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mitchvg commented Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 at 12:21pm

Silicun & Towman (haha out in the bush): Yeah I never really liked listening to beatboxing, but 'motorcycle' flipped me 180 on that, now I enjoy it musically. And I don't know how artists play without live drums, even on big festivals... anyway.

Sheepdog: I was thinking the same thing when The Birthday Party came up here; I think it must be a generational thing too.

Perhaps my equivalent would be "Drunk Mums". Know the boys from back in Cairns... they're on the surf vid Vortex Bandits http://vimeo.com/72173835#t=876s

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Sheepdog commented Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 at 3:16pm

Mitchvg... CAIRNS????????? Do we know eachother??? Seriously..... When were you in Cairns???? Did you score "epic" brown fathanders at ratshit bay?, Little left wedges at Yorkeys Knob cove? Wangetti reef? Pebbles? ;)

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mitchvg commented Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 at 4:27pm

Sheepdog you might recognise Jake and Dean from Drunk Mums, they used to play at Johnno's Blues Bar with Jake's old man Terry. You must know that place right. If you haven't been in a while though, it got turned into a restaurant in about 2006 :'( Tommy Emanuel played on their last night, the joint was packed. Week in week out though you'd find it pretty empty, with a large portion of the clientele being homeless people downing a cheap VB stubbies.

Hahahaha nah I never touched a wave riding craft til I moved down to SEQ. I was a clubbie though so I've gotten waves on racing mals around the northern beaches, mission beach, etc, and waves on surf skis on that bank off of Buchan's Point. Heading up soon actually, so gonna try get a wave in if the trades hang around. Pebbles = bouncing stones?

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Sheepdog commented Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 at 4:44pm

Pebbles - just before yule point.... Johnnos blues bar.... you.... are.....freekn.....kidding......
When we moved up from the goldy in 80, I finished my senior schooling, and in between I worked on the trawler..... Oh, I loved it so much that a year after I finished school, I bailed to the sunny coast ;0).... The only thing that kept my sanity at the time was the occasional surf when big ridges pushed 30+ knot storm chop in, sometimes the odd cyclone, and copious amount of piss and other "substances"..... Ratshit did get ok..... once a month.....
Now, Johnno. I knew Johnno... Can't believe he is still alive. There was a stretch of pubs called "the barbary coast". Johnnos blues band used to play on a sunday at the Blue Heeler bar ( back when there were "sessions" on a sunday thanks to Sir Joh) .... They hosted "the gong show", where members of the public would get up and sing a song with the band. If you were good, you got cheered, bad - the gong!!
The winner got a carton. Cos' of the laws, the pub had to close at 6.00pm, so you'd skull a gut full, party like an idiot, get thrown out, then stagger down Spence st to the Hare Krishnas "all you can eat" for $1!!!! Unreal times mate!!!!!

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bishmann commented Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 at 4:20pm

one of my all time fav bands - high dependancy unit or HDU , noisy but thats the way i like it !

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Sheepdog commented Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 at 6:14pm
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zenagain commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 2:17pm

Whack the headphones on and turn up this little toe tapper-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYIFj5ZkZCU

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zenagain commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 2:29pm

Even better, Foxy Knoxy and that poor old Drifter gettin' loose in Mexico set to the studio version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNvfaZoF--4

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 3:03pm

Well, Zenagain.. I hear your "little toe tapper", (sweet).... And I raise you an "adrenalin starter". The sort of tune that should be listened to in the carpark, whilst waxing up and getting ready for the 20 minute paddle to 6 - 8ft island..... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9BfvPjsXXw

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zenagain commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 3:25pm

Rockin'!

Thanks Sheepy.

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zenagain commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 3:39pm

And to wind down-

Pour one, light up one, whatever takes your fancy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEyw8WcIewE

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 4:49pm

Niiiice........ :) For the drive home I assume........ MMMmmm.... Call into the bakery Zen!!!! I'm starvin'!!! :P

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zenagain commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 4:56pm

Cue wry chuckle;)

Cheers Sheepy.

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 4:23pm

Zenagain.... There's a very good chance that this wont be "up your alley". Back when it was released, I was surfing some pretty serious water..... Slowed down now hehehe..... But this is the sort of stuff that used to amp me up before surfin' grunty stuff....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sl5-Cl6LOo

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 6:07pm

You're right Sheepy, not really my cup of tea but surprisingly didn't hate it either. It has a sort of dystopian charm to it. I certainly wouldn't want to wake up to it, but if it's 6ft and heaving it wouldn't be out of place prior to the paddle out.

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 6:39pm

Well zenmeister, I reckon you'll dig this.... Yeah, it's a bit old, fairly well known, but the surfing video gives it a nice feel......... Plus this sunny coast reef was a favorite of mine.... Didn't get to surf it too often, usually somewhere closer to Coolum was pumping.... But an awesome spot when the conditions are right....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYLoBVE-CnI

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mitchvg commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 6:52pm

You better stay off my turf Dog...
:p

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 7:00pm

Mate, I pissed my mark on that spot in the early 90s..... Go sniff a tree :)

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mitchvg commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 7:30pm

Prick. Nah we need a few older crew there, I got dropped in on THRICE by grom boogers. As you were though, back to the tunes

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 10:03pm

You must have covered my tracks Sheepy, beat you to it by a few years and my little bro not long after that. No boogers then.

I like to fall asleep to this little gem by Ozzie and the young bloke surfing aint too bad either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P5AYCIFi6Y

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Sheepdog commented Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 at 4:52pm

Zenagain... Yeah he surfs oookkk, I supppooosee......... ;)

Crack a udl Zen.......... Bonfire is ready...... Pigs on the spit....... The crew are startin' to rock up..... Clear night..... sittin' on the tailgate of the HG station wagon..... It's on!!!!!!! ;p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEB0l6OqLR4

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 at 6:43pm

Loved a bit of Cruel Sea/Beasts of Bourbon.

Tex channelling his inner Johnny Cash and a bit of Daryl and Ozzie to take us back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbhp-iNx8YQ

Man, we could keep this thread going forever.

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 at 6:42pm

Zen - one of the first times he played it live........... Still awesome after all these years.....Couldn't stand that "new romantic bs" in the early 80s..... So between bouts of anarchy listening to DKs, exploited, discharge, oils etc, I'd chillax to this sort of stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh44QPT1mPE

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zenagain commented Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 at 7:12pm

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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billroy commented Friday, 21 Mar 2014 at 2:37pm

I was trawling through my old mans record collection and found some old belters. Procol Harum - a whiter shade of pale, Little Feat s/t and this an album by early 70s Sydney band called 'Albatross'. It wasn't bad - soft folky sort of stuff, with a few choice tracks. But then he said 'Albatross was formed after Tamam Shud. Check out Taman Shud'. What an awesome band. Had no clue they were in any way associated with surf culture and featured heavily in Morning of the Earth.
Anyone got recommendations of similarly strong home grown talent?

Heres some fuzz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZMOjrSIiho

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sidthefish commented Friday, 21 Mar 2014 at 6:33pm

I'll never smoke weed with willy again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQANmQO2g0

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 21 Mar 2014 at 6:57pm

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blindboy commented Friday, 21 Mar 2014 at 10:04pm

Well if you're talking Texas.......

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zprRZ2wFQD4

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 21 Mar 2014 at 10:15pm

F*ckn sweet as, Blindboy..... Sweet as...... Luv ya work....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK2Bum5vepw

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sidthefish commented Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 at 8:05am

J P & Old Crow Medicine Show - Angel From Montgomery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO4-nKeyRE4

... if dreams were lightning, and thunder were desire, this 'ol house woulda burnt down a long time ago.

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 at 9:54am

Cool.... But now for a total change of pace.... Old style surf music fused with 80s USA west coast punk...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wYNmuIlF4s

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blindboy commented Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 at 1:09pm

sheepdog I don't think Townes ever wrote a dud but his recordings were a bit variable. If you haven't caught up with this album you should

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AvlxzQeUsQo

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sidthefish commented Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 at 7:44pm

Hey Sheepie, have I introduced you to The Boys From Oklahoma... ? ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgd-tkjxQ94

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 at 8:22pm

Sid fishious... It's funny how different music genders set a mood in one's "surfing" mind.... When I hear the old country stuff, or folk, or decent acoustic, it sorta puts me in a particular "ocean frame of mind". - Rural surf breaks.... cooler climes, clear days, wetsuits, crisp 4 to 6 foot lines wrapping down a point........

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sidthefish commented Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 at 8:43pm
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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 at 8:59pm

Now something that suits crowded but pumping Dbah......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bP6aVG6L1w

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sidthefish commented Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 at 9:10pm