18 juin 2010, 20h33m par Shasolace
16 jan. 2008, 3h09m par JoeIsListeningIt just occurred to me that I can use Last.fm's cool tracking tools to figure out what I listened to the most last year. So that's what I did, and it turns out to be an interesting hodgepodge of albums I deliberately chose and pieces from well-endowed collections or compilations, whose large number of songs made them low hanging fruit for the randomizer.
Benjamin Faust - Start
My son's album should have been much higher, but unfortunately I spent the first half of the year istening to the demos of the album - before it had a title.
Talking Heads - The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
The expanded iTunes version with about a hundred extra tracks. No wonder it showed up here. After 2007 I was left wondering if the Heads ever made any studio albums.
Stan Ridgway - Holiday in Dirt
My #1 (and favorite) artist appears for the first time here. The compilation album that does not sound like a compilation album. Everyone else's leftovers should be this good.
Fay Lovsky - Origami
9 nov. 2006, 21h01m par QuiplashFor each pair of artists, give the name of the song homonym, that is, the title of the song that is the same for both artists.
This is NOT ABOUT COVER VERSIONS of the same tune, it's about TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SONGS with the same song title.
Patsy Cline; Gnarls Barkley
ANSWER IS: Crazy (i.e., both artists performed *different* songs with the title "Crazy")
OK your turn now ;-)
1. Christina Aguilera; Johnny Cash Hurt
2A. The Mavericks; Minnie Riperton
3A. The Mavericks; Michael McDonald
2B. Ben Kweller; Julee Cruise
3B. Christina Aguilera; Gordon Lightfoot
4. R.E.M.; Daniel Powter Bad Day
5. Fleetwood Mac; Savage Garden Hold Me
6. Eurythmics; Air Supply Sweet Dreams
7. Eurythmics; Billy Joel Don't Ask Me Why
8. Patsy Cline; Erasure
9. Sarah Slean; Dionne Farris
10. Alison Moyet; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
11. Neil Diamond; Simon & Garfunkel America
12. M People; Madonna
13. Snow Patrol; Lighthouse Family
14. Vince Gill; Three Dog Night
19 oct. 2006, 4h33m par dvoodooWhen I Have Time I Like To Add To The Many Unfilled In Artist Wiki Descriptions on the Last.fm site.
If you have specific knowledge that would interest curious music fans & some time, maybe you could contribute now & then as well...
here's one I did today about a band that i was surprised had no wiki entry yet...
Brinsley Schwarz was the name of the band's founding guitarist, a "pub rock" group that merged a love of American-style country-rock, soul, pop, and R&B and had a six year run with United Artists records. Likely most notable for being the early 70's UK pub rock band that spawned the solo career of Nick Lowe, releasing the tune "(What's So Funny About) Peace Love & Understanding" in 1974 several years before fan & former roadie Elvis Costello recorded it. The group was popular in the UK and Euro territories, touring the UK in 1972 as an opening act for Paul McCartney & Wings, and playing the UK's regional pub & hall circuit with bands like Dave Edmunds…