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Kaki King — Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
Album: Until We Felt Red
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 oldsaxon wrote:

Sounds like most Christmas dinners at the old saxon homestead.

 
Things have moved on since then Oldsaxon - Transgender and Queer are the latest self-determined "non-binary genders" these days.
Love the guitar sound.  
Sounds like a big Aphex Twin rip off. This kind of sound was around 20 years ago.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
That's fair and you're certainly entitled to your opinion. I like this tune a lot and was impressed to learn Kaki recorded all these sounds on her guitar including the percussion. This song is built one by one with an over dubber. She is an amazing artist in my opinion.
 
l agree, agf.
 kingart wrote:
I don't hear a lot in this piece. It's repetitive. Is this going somewhere? Sounds like an idea for an idea of a piece. This is one of my lowest RP scores. How about a 4? 

 
That's fair and your certainly entitled to your opinion. I like this tune a lot and was impressed to learn Kaki recorded all these sounds on her guitar including the percussion. This song is built one by one with an over dubber. She is an amazing artist in my opinion.
Maybe a bit of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d4BTq3qUdk   Just sayin
 fatcatjb wrote:
Love Kaki King! Where is her New Music??

 
Her latest was released in 2015:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Neck_Is_a_Bridge_to_the_Body
Love Kaki King! Where is her New Music??
The title reminds me of an action group we had at university in the eighties: land rights for gay whales
Beautiful song.
We sit here in Germany, have our home made pizza and celebrate the vibe of this song.
Excellent!
Cheers and Love
I am socially conservative, but I absolutely love this song.
 kingart wrote:
I don't hear a lot in this piece. It's repetitive. Is this going somewhere? Sounds like an idea for an idea of a piece. This is one of my lowest RP scores. How about a 4? 

 
I agree. And I'm not getting a connection between the title and the tune, which I think I should be, considering the definitively social commentary nature of the title of the piece.
Perks my ears right up. Thanks @RP.
 Aghori wrote:

Looks like more than making the connection he repeats it. It's 03 July 2015 and I see exactly the same

R.E.M. — Fall On Me
Son Volt — Jukebox of Steel
Kaki King — Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
Rolling Stones — Time Waits For No One 

 

  January 2016 still the same, and I like it 


 trailhead wrote:

Well, Bill makes the connection, too:
 

R.E.M. — Fall On Me
Son Volt — Jukebox of Steel
Kaki King — Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
Rolling Stones — Time Waits For No One



 
Looks like more than making the connection he repeats it. It's 03 July 2015 and I see exactly the same

R.E.M. — Fall On Me
Son Volt — Jukebox of Steel
Kaki King — Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
Rolling Stones — Time Waits For No One 

 
Just saw Kaki last night; great show!
Her latest album is very nice, too.
the title lends itself to not much dialogue.

love instrumentals. 
Kaki King has such a style of her own. Love hearing her on RP
 
 richlister wrote:
Gay Sons Of Lesbian Mothers? That would be one hell of a Christmas Dinner. I do hope that transgender uncle, cross dressing aunt and grandma bi don't turn up.

 
Sounds like most Christmas dinners at the old saxon homestead.
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


You don't like licorice?

 
Had to post this:

 https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/209191-we-re-like-licorice-not-everybody-likes-licorice-but-the-people
 CCinSB wrote:
Time waits for no one.......oh wrong song. {#Lol}

 
Well, Bill makes the connection, too:
 

R.E.M. — Fall On Me
Son Volt — Jukebox of Steel
Kaki King — Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
Rolling Stones — Time Waits For No One


if you like, check Christine Bougie, very sweet guitars
Nice song
 richlister wrote:
Gay Sons Of Lesbian Mothers? That would be one hell of a Christmas Dinner. I do hope that transgender uncle, cross dressing aunt and grandma bi don't turn up.

 

Why?
I don't hear a lot in this piece. It's repetitive. Is this going somewhere? Sounds like an idea for an idea of a piece. This is one of my lowest RP scores. How about a 4? 
Gay Sons Of Lesbian Mothers? That would be one hell of a Christmas Dinner. I do hope that transgender uncle, cross dressing aunt and grandma bi don't turn up.

The Tea Party wing never bit; the Republican Party never bit.  Would have been a great theme song.  

I am available for more 'strategic consulting'.  Please call me.


I got another track from this album when I PSD'd Younger Brother earlier - bonus
 CCinSB wrote:
Time waits for no one.......oh wrong song. {#Lol}
 
Seems kind of a stretch, but at least you didn't mention Tom Waits.  {#Lol}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I'm also getting a bit of a Thomas Dolby (The Flat Earth?) vibe from this.
Nice tune nonetheless. 
 
Seconded - both parts.
Who care about sexual preferences-?  Why not simply go out and be the very best one can-?  The whole gay thing clouds the conversation and distracts from those who are either really good or bad... It's just a warm blanket to hide the mediocre. 

Get on with the music. Be good. Be bad. Sleep with whoever you want.  I'm over the gay/straight crap. Play and be good.


 CCinSB wrote:
Time waits for no one.......oh wrong song. {#Lol}
 
I'm also getting a bit of a Thomas Dolby (The Flat Earth?) vibe from this.
Nice tune nonetheless. 
Time waits for no one.......oh wrong song. {#Lol}
 Sjaaks wrote:


I know it's not as accepted as many people would want it to be, and i'm sorry it presents awkward situations for you now and then... {#Sad}

And trust me, i know the Netherlands aren't as tolerant as many people claim it to be. Let me be clear about the fact that i don't have ANY problem at all with people being gay. I could try to write down my thoughts about the topic here but it'll probably come out wrong and i don't want to offend anyone, it's not always easy expressing yourself in a foreign language...
 

I'm a bit confused having read your post Sjaaks < the problem is you just never know what kind of a reaction you are going to get >  Do you mean  I . ??

 MrKite wrote:

Why bring it up so often? A nice cocooned world you live in. In your own supposedly 'tolerant' country a man was fired recently from his job as a teacher in a state-funded school solely because he was gay ( a ruling supported by your government no less). And that's in the 'enlightened' west! If you open your eyes just a little wider you'll see plenty of horrible reasons.

And trust me, as someone who is gay - I hate having 'to bring it up' every time you start a new job, or meet new people. It's certainly not something that has me adding Yah! at the end. Not that I'm embarrassed or ashamed, the problem is you just never know what kind of a reaction you are going to get.
 

I know it's not as accepted as many people would want it to be, and i'm sorry it presents awkward situations for you now and then... {#Sad}

And trust me, i know the Netherlands aren't as tolerant as many people claim it to be. Let me be clear about the fact that i don't have ANY problem at all with people being gay. I could try to write down my thoughts about the topic here but it'll probably come out wrong and i don't want to offend anyone, it's not always easy expressing yourself in a foreign language...
 Sjaaks wrote:
The song is fine, but the title... :-|

Gay and lesbian are the same thing right? Almost everybody would like gay people to be accepted as much as hetero-sexuals. Then why bring it up so often. You don't hear people say the word hetero-sexual all the time, but the word gay is so over-used. Nowadays it's like, hey look at me, i'm GAY! Yah.... So what?! Enough already...

But like i said, the song is good!! 7

 
Why bring it up so often? A nice cocooned world you live in. In your own supposedly 'tolerant' country a man was fired recently from his job as a teacher in a state-funded school solely because he was gay ( a ruling supported by your government no less). And that's in the 'enlightened' west! If you open your eyes just a little wider you'll see plenty of horrible reasons.

And trust me, as someone who is gay - I hate having 'to bring it up' every time you start a new job, or meet new people. It's certainly not something that has me adding Yah! at the end. Not that I'm embarrassed or ashamed, the problem is you just never know what kind of a reaction you are going to get.


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
You don't like licorice?
 
It's wool, or at least there's a ball of wool on the CD. Maybe osbyec is afraid of wool. Angoraphobia?

 Bone wrote:

Sjaaks,

Heterosexuals have the PRIVILEGE of not having to champion their sexuality.

I like this song, too!

 
As we are all just organisms in a petri dish, it is not a "PRIVILEGE" but just the way natural selection works; Fall on the outside of what is able to survive on it's own as an organism, and your dead.  If there is any explaining to do I would say it is the gays and lesbians.
While I don't require them to do so, I think they make themselves feel better if they do champion their sexuality.  I believe they know that left to their own, their particular strain is a dead end; that would get to me also. {#Curtain}

Jesus is here! Thank you Mr. Gee!
U.S.A. is getting nearer "Think about it"
Very soothing but motivating song ! I like !
weird {#Mad} but {#No} good{#Flamed}
 Sjaaks wrote:
The song is fine, but the title... :-|

Gay and lesbian are the same thing right? Almost everybody would like gay people to be accepted as much as hetero-sexuals. Then why bring it up so often. You don't hear people say the word hetero-sexual all the time, but the word gay is so over-used. Nowadays it's like, hey look at me, i'm GAY! Yah.... So what?! Enough already...

But like i said, the song is good!! 7

 
Sjaaks,

Heterosexuals have the PRIVILEGE of not having to champion their sexuality.

I like this song, too!

Definitely like this sound. What a strange title for a song.
More I hear this, more I like! 7 -> 8
Kaki is coming to The Birchmere in April, for any DC area dwellers out there.
Everything Kaki does candy for the ears... love it!
The song is fine, but the title... :-|

Gay and lesbian are the same thing right? Almost everybody would like gay people to be accepted as much as hetero-sexuals. Then why bring it up so often. You don't hear people say the word hetero-sexual all the time, but the word gay is so over-used. Nowadays it's like, hey look at me, i'm GAY! Yah.... So what?! Enough already...

But like i said, the song is good!! 7

 westslope wrote:
Is it true that the Tea Party is considering this number as a movement theme song?
 

Nope!,  you're confusing this with "It's Raining Men" song!
That's what they plan to use.
 westslope wrote:
Is it true that the Tea Party is considering this number as a movement theme song?
 
{#Roflol} .... {#Eek} ... 7.1? ... {#Stupid}
Is it true that the Tea Party is considering this number as a movement theme song?

Would that be like dogging live on air?

 fredriley wrote:


{#Biggrin} Thanks for sharing - that's a charming image. Maybe we could have canine breaks on RP where Bill & Becky's dog takes the mike to pass on doggy greetings to all quadrupedal listeners. Ideally these breaks could take the place of Talking Heads tracks... ;)

Ruff! Ruff! Arrooo!

 


mother sons of lesbian gays sounds so good to the ears, please may we hear more of this album soon


 europlatus wrote:
Nothing to do with this song, but Bill's dog was barking away happily on the radio as this came on, which sent my dog into an excited run around the house, trying to find its new friend.
Just thought I'd share that. 
 
{#Biggrin} Thanks for sharing - that's a charming image. Maybe we could have canine breaks on RP where Bill & Becky's dog takes the mike to pass on doggy greetings to all quadrupedal listeners. Ideally these breaks could take the place of Talking Heads tracks... ;)

Ruff! Ruff! Arrooo!

I like this, will have to check out more of her stuff!{#Cheers}
 davidm wrote:
reminds me of some of the Robert Fripp/Brian Eno collaborations, must pick up the album.
 
Yes, that's exactly right. Fripp, especially. I give this one an 8 (up from a 7 months ago). 
I saw Kaki last night.  Amazing guitarist.  Her voice seems to get lost (intentionally?) in the music but the venue contributes to that.  But not a problem for me - her solo pieces were worth the price of admission.
Unique tune, very cool. You have to check out the YouTube video of this song to get a real appreciation for it.  OK, yeah, then there's the title...

Kaki King and Matt Sheehy. by ~JaneeArno
©2008-2010 ~JaneeArno


Still interesting....
Saw her at a recent show. I honestly had no idea that she is a phenomenal guitarist. With a few more years under her belt she could give David Lindley and Ry Cooder a run for their money.

Kaki King 5. by ~JaneeArno
©2008-2010 ~JaneeArno


Take a Bow Wow, Gracie!
Nothing to do with this song, but Bill's dog was barking away happily on the radio as this came on, which sent my dog into an excited run around the house, trying to find its new friend.
Just thought I'd share that. 
You have to love live radio...  the mess with the dogs and the people in the background on the listener support segment gave RP just another touch of humanity and brought it down to earth a little. 

Thanks for being real, Bill.

On a side note, I'm sure that this is Sen. Larry Graig's favorite song.


Woof, woof!



Kaki King - "Goby" Live-Acoustic

"I think shes great i think she knows the guitar very well"

"imho - Ovation has no all those variety of subtle tones of traditional acoustic guitar. It's good for pop/electric music - not for complex fingerstyle music like that. Traditional sound of acoustic guitar is rich. Ovation sound is flat. "


 osbyec wrote:
I don't know why, but this cover art creeps me out.
 

You don't like licorice?
Strange song title, but cool song!{#Music}
 davidm wrote:
reminds me of some of the Robert Fripp/Brian Eno collaborations . . .
 
Hadn't occurred to me, but now that you mention it . . .

I don't know why, but this cover art creeps me out.
{#Smile}
reminds me of some of the Robert Fripp/Brian Eno collaborations, must pick up the album.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


Tell us more Scott. how was it?
 
Hey a picture's worth a thousand words, innit?
 
It was cool. She's a lot more interesting to watch than to just listen to, I think, altho a guitarist could probably hear what she's doing well enough to be impressed without needing to see her fingers. Did that make sense? No.
 
If you're ever scanning the entertainment pages and see "Kaki King, solo at the Dive Bar Downtown" GO! This is one of those things that I think work a lot better in a small room, but it was still nice. About Noon on Saturday, in Jackson Hole... hard to beat that.
 
Medeski Martin & Wood came on after her, and she did about a 20 minute jam with them. I thought it sucked. At first I didn't see her over there (I was staring at the sun and sipping a gin & tonic) but I thought the sound got really un-funky so I thought "ah the free jazz portion of the show" but after a while I looked down and saw her there and she said "thanks a lot!" and walked off the stage and MM&W went back to their set and it got better immediately. So hey.
 
Anyhoo. Awesome guitarist, it seems like they're trying to make her into a marketable band with pop songs etc and she was uncomfortable doing those, but let her just go off and it was impressive.

Luv it...
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Going to see her in Jackson Hole in a few days... Oh! You're on the edge of your seats! "Tell us more, Scott!" Well that's it. I'll post a review I guess. See if I can get some pictures.

off to bed now, I'm punchy.

 

Tell us more Scott. how was it?
This kind of a chillin' Western vibe to it. At least to me.
 Jelani wrote:
Pregnant Sons of Unwed Mothers.
I think that's more apropos.
Gets a 2 for the stoooopid title.

 
{#Lol}

Still digging this many, many moons later....
Jelani wrote:
Pregnant Sons of Unwed Mothers.
I think that's more apropos.
Gets a 2 for the stoooopid title.


Dude? It's an instrumental. She can call it whatever she wants, it will be apropos.

Now that I have that off my chest, I am chillin'. {#Good-vibes}
 joshfm wrote:


I'm older than 2 and still giggle when someone says "poop".
 

Hehe...you said "poop"...

Had to buy this one.  Veddy nice.


More like this please.
Pregnant Sons of Unwed Mothers.
I think that's more apropos.
Gets a 2 for the stoooopid title.

I LOVE the guitar riffs in this song {#Music}
i love this bands honest angle
 joshfm wrote:
I'm older than 2 and still giggle when someone says "poop".
 
in a better world everybody would giggle instead of throwing words of evaluation on such titles, wouldnt they?
So, a damned good title for an instrumental.
I ask myself if this title is only so disturbing to americans or also to europeans?
I am wether disturbed nor lesbian nor gay nor shocked, but greatly amused about this discussion!{#Nyah}
great! a chick with guitar chops!!!!
check out the video for "playing with pink noise
poss. you tube 
Actually pretty ahead of it's time, yet very timely...{#Bounce}

Welcome respite beneath a mountain
of work

 



 Krispian wrote:
I simply adore Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers!
 
I don't know any!{#Hug}
I simply adore Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers!
OK, so it  has this title because..........the beat is supposed to invoke images of gay sons of lesbian mothers??
Caller "Yes, I'd like to hear more Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers?"

I've always like this song, never knew the title before. 
Kaki King


Going to see her in Jackson Hole in a few days... Oh! You're on the edge of your seats! "Tell us more, Scott!" Well that's it. I'll post a review I guess. See if I can get some pictures.

off to bed now, I'm punchy.

I think the point is, the title can inspire thoughts on the subject, without forcing any viewpoint. unless you consider the uplifting vibe a viewpoint, that is...
Yes , this totally construes visions of gay sons of lesbian mothers. NOT.
I like this. *nods her head to the beat* A instant 7 for me.
Frank Zappa did an instrumental called, Sexual Harassment In The Work Place, It had nothing to do with that subject but it catches your attention doesn't it. aragon wrote:
Good stuff. It reminds me of Durutti Column. But why naming it this way? :think:
Good stuff. It reminds me of Durutti Column. But why naming it this way? :think:
CafeRacer wrote:
I give it an eight for the music. However, exactly what point is there in naming an instrumental this? Is it supposed to be controversial? Is it like a 2 year old saying "poop" and then giggling at the reaction? You might as well have named this "Two Porcupines Driving In An Abarth" for all I care.
I'm older than 2 and still giggle when someone says "poop".
pannaramma wrote:
Had to move it up to an 8. I really like the sound.
I just did the same thing. :yes:
The tune is ok. Title seems to be full of shit though.
I just heard her on the August Rush sound track, it was amazing. I have never heard anyone make a guitar sound like that.
The whole point of this forum is to comment on the music and the name of a piece is certainly part of it, right? I think it is a perfectly legitimate question and agree with the original poster that this is a third-grade, look how cute I am, song title. Makes me think less of Ms. King. riffster wrote:
If this instrumental was named "Noodles on Mars for Christmas Dinner" would you be wondering aloud in the Song Comments? Methinks not. Or at least it would not be to question if the title was a provocation. To me, any song I've ever written was my creation and the title was a part of the creation. I would humbly suggest that your response says a lot more than the naming of this song, or any "success" or "failure" the artist had in naming the song. - Riff
inindian wrote:
Oh no, me again! If you like this track you would probably like the whole album. My recommend.
I disagree slightly... I bought the album after enjoying the cuts from RP, but the majority of the rest of the album feels more ambient. This track is definitely my favorite on the album. If you enjoy Kaki for her guitar skills, check out her first album. This one earns a 9 for making me turn it up every time.
If this instrumental was named "Noodles on Mars for Christmas Dinner" would you be wondering aloud in the Song Comments? Methinks not. Or at least it would not be to question if the title was a provocation. To me, any song I've ever written was my creation and the title was a part of the creation. I would humbly suggest that your response says a lot more than the naming of this song, or any "success" or "failure" the artist had in naming the song. - Riff CafeRacer wrote:
I give it an eight for the music. However, exactly what point is there in naming an instrumental this? Is it supposed to be controversial? Is it like a 2 year old saying "poop" and then giggling at the reaction? You might as well have named this "Two Porcupines Driving In An Abarth" for all I care.
Boston_Ed wrote:
Nice piece. I've only heard the traks RP has played off this album but I like what I hear.
Oh no, me again! If you like this track you would probably like the whole album. My recommend.
CafeRacer wrote:
I give it an eight for the music. However, exactly what point is there in naming an instrumental this? Is it supposed to be controversial? Is it like a 2 year old saying "poop" and then giggling at the reaction? You might as well have named this "Two Porcupines Driving In An Abarth" for all I care.
That may be a valid comment, but it's very difficult to determine the reason an artist names an instrumental composition. It may just be part of the moment when she was feeling gay sons of lesbian mothers that the chords came to be. I can't imagine she would name the composition so just to be controversial...or maybe you're right and she's an idiot!
Nice piece. I've only heard the traks RP has played off this album but I like what I hear.
Had to move it up to an 8. I really like the sound.
Nice. 8. When I heard the start of it, I thought it was either Silversun Pickups or Gotye.
crinky wrote:
It's pretty common for instrumentals to have strange titles. This one is a bit more provocative than most. But consider some Leo Kottke instrumental titles: The Brain of the Purple Mountain A Child Should be a Fish When Shrimps Learn to Whistle
I imagine that this it done to make the instrumental stand out in people's memories. I remember the name of this song because it is a strange name...
crinky wrote:
It's pretty common for instrumentals to have strange titles. This one is a bit more provocative than most. But consider some Leo Kottke instrumental titles: The Brain of the Purple Mountain A Child Should be a Fish When Shrimps Learn to Whistle
EGG TOOTH! or Taking a Sandwich to a Feast
Alpine wrote:
I don't get the title. The music is good. I'll give it a 7. I would give it an 8 but the title is disturbing.
It's pretty common for instrumentals to have strange titles. This one is a bit more provocative than most. But consider some Leo Kottke instrumental titles: The Brain of the Purple Mountain A Child Should be a Fish When Shrimps Learn to Whistle
Most excellent song, and a fine title, I'm sure there's a story behind it, I'm not worried. So why does everyone obsess about it rampantly? I guess that sort of activity makes them happy? I can think of better things to waste my energy thinking about, like Lesbian Daughters of Gay Dads, or something like that. :cheesygrin:
i haven't been touched by a piece of music in this way for quite a while just love this, solid 9
maybe its a probable outcomeAlpine wrote:
I don't get the title. The music is good. I'll give it a 7. I would give it an 8 but the title is disturbing.
The title reminds me of Fogelberg/Weisberg's "Twin Sons of Different Mothers" - surely that's not coincidental.