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*End Is Forever*
04-07-2003, 22:50:47
Not the usual Counterglow music fodder, I know, but Barry White has died aged 58.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/3046650.stm

Debaser
05-07-2003, 12:32:18
Last night I got the After Dark DJ's to play Love's Theme by the Barry White Love Unlimited Orchestra as a tribute to the great man. He was a legend.

Funkodrom
05-07-2003, 12:57:26
Yeah. :(

Colon
05-07-2003, 13:17:15
Rest in peace...

Darkstar
06-07-2003, 05:40:24
Farewell, Spirit of Love. Thanks for the music!

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-07-2003, 08:54:26
He was a bit crap though, wasn't he? Let's face facts- he took the sort of thing that the early 70's Marvin Gaye did far, far better, and turned it into a cloying saccharine parody.

protein
06-07-2003, 10:09:19
Thank god someone else said it. He wasn't exactly influential. I like a couple of his tracks but once you get over the abnormally deep voice the music isn't very special. I could be proved wrong though.

Debaser@work
06-07-2003, 10:22:14
Protien, d/l "Loves theme" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra. They're Barry White's band and the track is a tune Barry White wrote. It was the biggest selling single of 1981 or something. It's cool.

Before he became famous for singing his own songs Barry White was a really in-demand session songwriter and piano player. He's written loads of absolutely classic tunes for other people.

protein
06-07-2003, 10:42:48
Can't find the bastard. I will when Edonkey finds it.

Scabrous Birdseed
06-07-2003, 15:39:10
Just what is the best downloading software for music now that AudioGalaxy is gone? KaZaA sucks, but I've been quite impressed by BearShare whenever I've run it...

Debaser
06-07-2003, 15:50:48
I use Limewire because it's one of the only programs to support Macs. Its a bit shit for rare/unpopular stuff, but pretty good for everything else.

Scabrous Birdseed
06-07-2003, 16:11:08
Rare stuff is pretty much all I'm after.

Debaser
06-07-2003, 16:32:49
Yeah, me too usually.

I think that everything's out there if you look for long enough. I have a hugh list of songs by my computer which I regularly check for. Most things appear in the end.

King_Ghidra@home
06-07-2003, 17:06:21
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Just what is the best downloading software for music now that AudioGalaxy is gone? KaZaA sucks

kazaa does not suck, kazaa fills all my needs

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-07-2003, 17:43:09
Surely it would need to suck to do that?

BigGameHunter
06-07-2003, 21:53:47
Barry White is often credited with being a huge part (if not THE part) of the start of disco.
Hate disco if you want, but, as in tank development, each stage leads to a better one.

Provost Harrison
07-07-2003, 22:49:31
Yep, the walrus of love is dead, gone to the big iceberg in the sky...

No longer Trippin
08-07-2003, 05:35:08
And he is probably gonna be pimping every minute he's up there.

Nills Lagerbaak
08-07-2003, 11:07:54
Originally posted by Debaser
I use Limewire because it's one of the only programs to support Macs. Its a bit shit for rare/unpopular stuff, but pretty good for everything else.

Can we please not hijack a thread about the late, great man, with geek talk

protein
08-07-2003, 11:33:00
OK then back to the fat-not-quite-as-good-as-gaye-or-brown man. He used to spray his scalp black to give the illusion of hair.

Debaser
08-07-2003, 11:35:46
So what? I think you'll find vanity is quite common in showbusiness

protein
08-07-2003, 11:42:55
Just something I noticed, all I know about him is: 1. a handful of songs that are funny because of his deep voice. 2. He was on the Simpsons. 3. He was fat and sprayed his scalp black to give the illusion of hair.

I still can't seem to get hold of that song.

Debaser
08-07-2003, 11:51:58
I'll mail it to you if it's not too big for my crappy email. Shall I use your LoudMedicine account?

Debaser
08-07-2003, 11:53:07
Bah, it's miles too big. Did Dan give you that CD?

Funkodrom
08-07-2003, 11:53:55
Originally posted by protein
1. a handful of songs that are funny because of his deep voice.

I think his songs are actually really good if you forget about the deep voice being funny.

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-07-2003, 15:53:24
I don't find his voice funny, but I still don't rate the songs much. Too cloying by half.