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fallingleaves  ·  3489 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ninety-Ninth Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

It's been a while since I've posted, here's a few:

(Thanks to thenewgreen's top 5 album thread for Willie Nelson)
fallingleaves  ·  3491 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, where do you get your news?

BBC News, The Guardian, Reddit and New Statesman. Special interest - RockPaperShotgun (PC Gaming) and AndroidPolice (Android news)

Thank you, that's a really sweet thing to say!

It's definitely hard to pick but like you said without overthinking, here goes. I had a few that very nearly made it.

  1. Elliott Smith, Either/Or

  2. Nick Drake, Pink Moon

  3. Joni Mitchell, Blue

  4. Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

  5. Beck, Sea Change
fallingleaves  ·  3494 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Clash - London Calling (Full Album)

I listened to this again recently for the first time in a long while, fantastic album.

fallingleaves  ·  3510 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was Van Gogh's death suicide, or murder?

It definitely seems plausible. Here's an academic's response to the theory.

I actually visited the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam recently, absolutely amazing place. Definitely worth checking out if you ever visit.

fallingleaves  ·  3528 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 22, 2014

I was recommended AIrbnb by a friend and am possibly going to be using it to visit Amsterdam next week because I've got a week off from work. Any recommendations for places to see and things to do?

fallingleaves  ·  3531 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ninety-Third Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Been on a bit of a James Taylor kick lately

I love Cat Stevens

Françoise Hardy too

fallingleaves  ·  3531 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what are you doing with your life?

Currently working at a mortgage company doing admin, I'm saving up for the future.

I might make a trip to Canada next year but I'm not sure yet. I've got a working holiday visa (lasts a year) but I'm not that keen on the idea because I originally got it so I could live with my ex-girlfriend which unfortunately didn't work out. I'm not sure if I want to still go because I'd be totally alone without any support over there while I'm working and/or travelling.

fallingleaves  ·  3538 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Music Challenge for any songwriters/musicians

I had a go in DADGAD tuning, I don't have a recording setup so just used my webcam's microphone, so apologies for the quality. The only edits I made was a fade in and fade out at the end. I find it much harder improvising singing than I do guitar.

Link here

fallingleaves  ·  3545 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Third Hubski Playlist

1. The Tallest Man on Earth - Where Do My Bluebirds Fly

It's a beautiful song, I think it's appropriate for this time of year too - kind of an autumnal feel. I love the rough feel of his guitar and voice.

fallingleaves  ·  3545 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ninety-First Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I'm really digging the Cranberries at the minute and here's some other stuff too:

fallingleaves  ·  3547 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First-ever Hubski three-word story challenge: Oct/2/2014

Apathy filled him

fallingleaves  ·  3548 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today Is National Poetry Day! Let's Share Favorite Poems.

A Late Walk by Robert Frost

  When I go up through the mowing field,
  The headless aftermath,
  Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
  Half closes the garden path.

  And when I come to the garden ground,
  The whir of sober birds
  Up from the tangle of withered weeds
  Is sadder than any words

  A tree beside the wall stands bare,
  But a leaf that lingered brown,
  Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
  Comes softly rattling down.

  I end not far from my going forth
  By picking the faded blue
  Of the last remaining aster flower
  To carry again to you.
fallingleaves  ·  3550 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Steps to Raise Your Self-Esteem

Makes me think of this Buddy Holly song

fallingleaves  ·  3552 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nintieth Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I've been listening to a lot of classic albums this week

fallingleaves  ·  3559 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Eighty-Ninth Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Haven't posted in a while but here goes:

fallingleaves  ·  3564 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Requiem for an iPod

Try MusicBee, I switched from iTunes recently and I find it better in almost every way.

fallingleaves  ·  3564 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: When did you find what you're passionate about (if at all)?

Find a teacher, I'm guilty of not doing this myself but I would be the first person to recommend you find one. If they're good they'll be able to guide you in the right direction, I'm sure of it.

If not, check out this guy's videos he's a fantastic teacher.

Thanks, that was great, absolute gem in the comments section too.