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2021-01-25 2:50:58 PM  
Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.
 
2021-01-25 3:25:58 PM  
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2021-01-25 3:27:01 PM  
He blew it selling scooters, what's he doing selling scooters?
 
2021-01-25 3:28:20 PM  
He's called Kilometers Davis outside of the USA.
 
2021-01-25 3:34:33 PM  

CarnySaur: He's called Kilometers Davis outside of the USA.


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2021-01-25 3:37:21 PM  

CarnySaur: He's called Kilometers Davis outside of the USA.


What's ZZ Top called outside the USA?
 
2021-01-25 3:41:02 PM  

darkhorse23: Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.


Domestic abuse is a heinous act. That being said, your reminder is not at all on topic. Maybe if a humanitarian award were being named for Miles, it would be relevant.
 
2021-01-25 3:47:02 PM  
MILES DAVIS - Time After Time
Youtube FpZHjvFXprk


Late in life he fell in love with Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time", performing at almost every show he played.  Here's a version.

David Crosby tells a story of Miles callin him one day, "yo, this is Miles.  Do you mind if I record 'Guinivere'?  I love that song, man."  Croz gives him permission.  years later he runs into Miles and Miles is like, "yo, you wanna get high and come to my place and listent o records?"  Croz:   "do I wanna get high and listen to music with MILES DAVIS?  DUHHHH!!!!"

they go Miles' apt.  smoke up, and  Miles goes, "yo, I'm gonna play 'Guinivere' for you."

Croz says it's a 10 minute or whatever thing and when it ends, Miles is like, "what do you think?" "it's great!  a real honor."

croz in the telling goes, "but, to be honest, I ddin't hear anything that remotely sounded like Guinivere.  He shoulda just called it whatever title he liked.  That song wasn't anywhere near 'Guinivere'!"

"But that said, I like the royalty checks I get for his version. Thanks, Miles!"
 
2021-01-25 3:49:55 PM  

gopher321: CarnySaur: He's called Kilometers Davis outside of the USA.

What's ZZ Top called outside the USA?


Zen Zed Haute
 
2021-01-25 3:51:01 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: darkhorse23: Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.

Domestic abuse is a heinous act. That being said, your reminder is not at all on topic. Maybe if a humanitarian award were being named for Miles, it would be relevant.


Yeah, Horse, what do you think this is? A Harry Potter thread!?
 
2021-01-25 4:00:47 PM  
Remember when if peeing your pants made you cool then consider me Miles Davis?
 
2021-01-25 4:11:40 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: darkhorse23: Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.

Domestic abuse is a heinous act. That being said, your reminder is not at all on topic. Maybe if a humanitarian award were being named for Miles, it would be relevant.


So beating the shiat out of your partner is pretty cool with you if the beater can play an instrument.

GOT IT!
 
2021-01-25 4:14:15 PM  

Bslim: Eddie Hazel's E string: darkhorse23: Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.

Domestic abuse is a heinous act. That being said, your reminder is not at all on topic. Maybe if a humanitarian award were being named for Miles, it would be relevant.

So beating the shiat out of your partner is pretty cool with you if the beater can play an instrument.

GOT IT!


And why not, it worked for Lennon
 
2021-01-25 4:16:38 PM  
I'm listening to the original and his version right now. Holy hell, is it awful to my ears, just absolutely dated. Kind of amazing, really. Sounds like what should be playing during the McDonald's scene in Mac and Me.
 
2021-01-25 4:21:16 PM  
"Absolute (Version)" and "Don't Work That Hard" are incredible.

/I want to hear the B-side
//B-side
///Three
 
2021-01-25 4:29:33 PM  

rickythepenguin: croz in the telling goes, "but, to be honest, I ddin't hear anything that remotely sounded like Guinivere. He shoulda just called it whatever title he liked. That song wasn't anywhere near 'Guinivere'!"


He must have been blasted out of his freaking mind. If nothing else, you can distinctly hear where he plays the notes where a singer would sing the name. It kinda jumps out at you, especially if you already know what the song is supposed to be.
 
2021-01-25 5:09:20 PM  

wet drum sandwich: He must have been blasted out of his freaking mind. If nothing else, you can distinctly hear where he plays the notes where a singer would sing the name. It kinda jumps out at you, especially if you already know what the song is supposed to be.


huh.  I've never heard Miles' version but I love CSN's original (and I don't really even like CSN).  just relating the story as it my ears.  Croz...I forget if I read it or heard it on a poddcast, but either way Croz told that story just within the last 4-5 years.

gorgeous song.  wonder what tuning it was in.  and Nash of course really adds to the song.  Nash was the secret ingredient to CSN.
 
2021-01-25 5:22:28 PM  

rickythepenguin: Croz


Eight Miles High
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2021-01-25 5:24:01 PM  
You know, I'm kind of happy that we are starting to live in a world where how you treat people matters - even if you are very smart or talented. At the same time my days of being forced to consider art in terms of whether or not the artist was also a well-rounded good citizen are definitely coming to a middle. I am frequently happy to discuss societal ills and the afflictions of our species. But don't know any of these people and sometimes I just want to talk about a song or a movie on its own merits.
 
2021-01-25 5:27:09 PM  

rickythepenguin: wet drum sandwich: He must have been blasted out of his freaking mind. If nothing else, you can distinctly hear where he plays the notes where a singer would sing the name. It kinda jumps out at you, especially if you already know what the song is supposed to be.

huh.  I've never heard Miles' version but I love CSN's original (and I don't really even like CSN).  just relating the story as it my ears.  Croz...I forget if I read it or heard it on a poddcast, but either way Croz told that story just within the last 4-5 years.

gorgeous song.  wonder what tuning it was in.  and Nash of course really adds to the song.  Nash was the secret ingredient to CSN.


In general, I'm not real big on CSN myself, although they have a few things I can listen to. (But I'm most assuredly down for as much Neil as someone wants to play.)

I have "Guinnevere" on The Complete BB Sessions. It's a nice atmospheric thing, and really, I could see how someone else (other than the songwriter) could easily miss the ID if it's just something that happens to be playing in the background.
 
2021-01-25 6:46:47 PM  
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2021-01-25 6:53:32 PM  
It makes sense that Miles liked them as the Cupid & Psyche album is a Pop masterpiece in musicianship at the very least.  A lot of people were put off by the delicate and high tone of Green Gartside's vocals but if you like his voice or can get past them the arrangements are solid with loads of Jazz overtones.  The Cupid album specifically was as close to Steely Dan as it got in the 80's.

Miles was nutty at times but he was nothing if not dedicated to moving forward at all times, it doesn't surprise me that he was able to pick out a gem among rocksz
 
2021-01-25 8:08:17 PM  

Bslim: Eddie Hazel's E string: darkhorse23: Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.

Domestic abuse is a heinous act. That being said, your reminder is not at all on topic. Maybe if a humanitarian award were being named for Miles, it would be relevant.

So beating the shiat out of your partner is pretty cool with you if the beater can play an instrument.

GOT IT!


What about rock stars raping people? Does that count?
 
2021-01-25 8:22:51 PM  

darkhorse23: Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.


Does this mean we as a society can no longer enjoy the music of Bobby Brown?
 
2021-01-25 8:38:01 PM  
Scritti Politti wrote songs that came after the main song all 80s movies finished with and played until the credits ended.
 
2021-01-25 9:17:34 PM  

wet drum sandwich: rickythepenguin: croz in the telling goes, "but, to be honest, I ddin't hear anything that remotely sounded like Guinivere. He shoulda just called it whatever title he liked. That song wasn't anywhere near 'Guinivere'!"

He must have been blasted out of his freaking mind. If nothing else, you can distinctly hear where he plays the notes where a singer would sing the name. It kinda jumps out at you, especially if you already know what the song is supposed to be.


Croz-blasted out of his mind!?  Must have been a day ending in 'Y'!
 
2021-01-25 10:23:09 PM  
"Now that is a name that I haven't heard for a long time. . . a very long time."
 
2021-01-25 11:39:41 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I'm listening to the original and his version right now. Holy hell, is it awful to my ears, just absolutely dated. Kind of amazing, really. Sounds like what should be playing during the McDonald's scene in Mac and Me.


Clicked the original. Makes me think of a really bad Prince side project, like he decided to record some Camille material on downers and half as much helium.
 
2021-01-26 9:58:10 AM  
Ok, this thread just cost me money.  Not for a shiatti Politti CD, but for a copy of Miles Davis' Tutu.

Not that I'm complaining or anything.
 
2021-01-26 11:17:57 AM  

WhiskeySticks: darkhorse23: Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.

Does this mean we as a society can no longer enjoy the music of Bobby Brown?


When did he beat Cicely Tyson?
 
2021-01-26 2:58:01 PM  

dryknife: WhiskeySticks: darkhorse23: Anyone remember when Miles Davis used to beat Cicely Tyson bloody when he was in a bad mood? The internet does.

Does this mean we as a society can no longer enjoy the music of Bobby Brown?

When did he beat Cicely Tyson?


"She recounted that it was at the beginning of their relationship, and she was holding a knife on that fateful day. The "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" star said she threw the knife on the floor for a flimsy reason, and then Miles attacked her."
 
2021-01-26 3:36:39 PM  
I assume all you fine people parading around on your high horse have stopped listening to the following artists for their egregious personal behavior:

David Bowie
Led Zeppelin
Rolling Stones
Van Morrison
Johnny Cash
Chuck Berry
Jerry Lee Lewis
Frank Sinatra
Richard Wagner
Morrissey/Smiths
James Brown
and on and on.....
 
2021-01-26 3:41:23 PM  
and no need to mention MICHAEL JACKSON of course.
 
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