Saturday, May 30, 2009

More inspiration





22 comments:

Joy said...

you are a music-lover!
(this is not an accusation though :-P)

hobby said...

Yes, its one of the few joys left in life for me:)

I think we had the same conversation last time I posted some music:)

Music is a very personal thing, and each person has individual tastes - I still recall being a teenager (a long time ago) being all enthusiastic about a new record I had bought, and being so disappointed that my friends did not share my enthusiasm (even if they did like it)

Maybe next time I will post some Morlam, although I might not be able to find any, as I understand Thais are very protective of copyright:)

Joy said...

Do post Morlam songs please!! I haven't heard of them for quite a while because I live in the North and we have our own 'traditional folk songs'. do u know Jintara, a morlam singer???

hobby said...

Maybe you need to get that radio you were considering getting.

Jintara is Ok, but I prefer Job & Joy.

hobby said...

I understand CD's are also fairly inexpensive in Thailand:)

hobby said...

I just checked there are plenty of
Job & Joy
on youtube

Joy said...

Thanks! I just looked up JOB and joy u tube but have to admit i don't like it very much. No offense intended though! I still prefer Thai pop songs (no matter how native their themes might be) and Jaran Manopetand Suntree vachanon folk songs.:-) I 'm a true blue northerner i think i feel some morelam songs are not as great as the North's folk songs like "Aui Kam" (Grandma Kam) and "mamea" (love story bet the Northern Prince and a beatiful Burmese girl):-)

Joy said...

i highly recommend these songs (folk songs from the North):-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5hBFkl7j88&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj2J60s84yE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNYTiaWUDQc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma9jirMFXN4&feature=related

hobby said...

Do you like the Lao one I posted?

Joy said...

As u don't like my 'cultural heritage (aka the folk songs/ballad) i have recommended, I 'm afraid, I have to say i don't like yr Morlam song very much. Besides, I particularly feel that those pretty dancers are out of place!:-)
In my suggested U tube songs/video, nothing is out of place. On the contrary, everything is well integrated/blended to create the 'local colour':-)

hobby said...

I'm more interested in the sounds, although I do quite like the dancing in the lao morlum - adds to the experience:)

The thing I really like is the way the singer 'throws' her voice - if you can point me to any of your 'northern' singers who do that technique well then I would be interested in having a look/listen.

Joy said...

the dancing is weird! anyway, i'm not dictating what should be seen as weird or not weird.
i just feel everything in my u tube videos are classical, authentic and elegant, and such elements are hard to be found elsewhere.

hobby said...

Yes, its nice to feel good about something, and I am pleased for you being able to do that.(thats also how I feel about songs I like)

I seem to recollect having a discussion on another forum about things I consider 'wierd' (or worse), and you were of the view those activities were quite 'natural' or 'normal', so lets just accept that different people see things differently, and as long as they are not harming others, we should just let them be:)

Joy said...

I know u often enjoy contradicting me. Everything i say is wrong!

hobby said...

Very perceptive of you - I admit I'm not big on back slapping agreement - I prefer to leave that to others:)

Joy said...

at least i get some compliment for being 'perceptive' so I'm satisfied:-) (for the moment at least).

Joy said...

I will read Ran Prieur 's latest post soon. hopefully that can sharpen my sensitivity and perception even more! :-P lol lol

hobby said...

You might be interested in what the third song is about
(written by Kev Carmody, performed by The Drones)

Joy said...

Thanks for the link. yes I'm very interested. BTW do u know that long Aussie novel, Capriconia(Hope i got the name correctly) by Xavier Herbert (not very sure abt name of the author though)?? Once I wrote a paper on that novel (long time ago so I sort of forgot the author's name!!).

Joy said...

It's actually "Capricornia":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capricornia_(novel)

hobby said...

I dont know the novel, but I am aware of the author who lived in Redlynch (near Cairns, Far Nth Qld)

I am sure you know a lot more about Australian literature than me - I dont recall being much interested in anyone other than CJ Dennis and Frank Hardy:)

Sorry to be such a 'philistine':)

Joy said...

Hey, i think u should post something abt the aboriginal issue and let us readers throw in our perceptive comments! (or 'perceptive' in my case :-P)