22 Mar 2006, 03:23 by katums
22 Mar 2006, 00:43 by losingcalmI'll be honest. I used to be quite sexist about music. For a really long time, there weren't very many female musicians that I respected. You know, no powerful, talented woman out there.
Disclaimer: Obviously there are lots of great female artists. I guess I'm just writing about where I was then, how my sexism developed, what I did when I noticed it and where I am now. None of the lists I will make from here on out will be anything close to comprehensive.
So there was Blondie, Stevie Nicks (who I don't really like but is one of those big female stars). Then Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Indigo Girls. Then Alanis Morissette, Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow even.
Then there was this dry spell where I couldn't find women who created good music. I got into this sexist funk. Like, there aren't many good female musicians; men must be evolutionarily better-equipped than women. I mean, lots of studies have shown the male brain to be more mathematical (think rhythm, scales). Or something.
19 Mar 2006, 15:36 by openheartbreakStep 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 15 songs that play, no matter how embarassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Bold out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING! URGHHH.
1. Please die, Ana, for as long as you're here, we're not
2. Lips are turning blue, a kiss that can't renew
3. Baby it don't matter, anyone can see the signs
4. One way or another, I'm gonna find ya
5. Bück dich befehl ich dir
6. You've got wires, going in
7. Isn´t it strange that a gift could be an enemy?
8. I lay as this sacrifice to this unholy altar
9. the man at the bank said, "oh lets not talk percentages"
10. there are things that used to make me smile
11. Now we’re broken on the floor, she just wants me to share her
12. You're all I've known, all I adore
13. i watched my yellow cat invade my red cat in the yard
18 Mar 2006, 04:57 by MONSTERCOOKIESi am obsessed with music dvds and need to find more...hopefully out of the way things...know any?
recently i've been enjoying:
Windowlicker - warp records compilation vids
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- road to nowhere
The Clash- essential clash
The Beta Band- vids
Devo- the truth about de-volution
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- tell me which rockers to swallow
Daft Punk- interstella
The Cure- disintegration
Bauhaus- shadow of light
The Smiths- vids
seen all the director's cuts from palm...a lot of freestyle and underground hip hop...reggae...punk...glam...60s...you get the idea blah blah, stylo*phrenic openmindedness...but would love some new thoughts on quality stuff to see. okay, i admit to owning Bone Thugs & Harmony but definitely want to know about more outre material and amazon gives me a frickin headache, just like being in a supermarket.
on another note...also taking recommendations for nyc areas best mexican food because i am convinced…
17 Mar 2006, 12:33 by afx38I remember when I first found the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It was right after Fever To Tell came out. I really liked a majority of their stuff. It had an edge and rawness that seemed unique, it was like art punk Blondie, but it was new. Anyway I figured though it was extremely good in some spots, it could be so much better. So that brings me to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs latest release, Show Your Bones. Holy Crap, did they have a few introspective moments as a band. The improvement is like a thousand percent. They tightened up as a band, yet didn't eliminate the edge or rawness (which I admit doesn't sound possible, but believe me, they pulled it off). This album is excellent. It has moments of melody and moments of all out screaming. They rock out and they mellow down. This is what is supposed to happen. You find a band, they are good, so you pay attention, then one day they reward you with a release like this. Lots of bands could take a lesson from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
12 Mar 2006, 12:06 by FantasticVoyageI do listen to a lot of pop music. I admit that. I'm not a hypocrite. ;o) So here goes a list of my fave pop songs. I tried to choose just one by each artist. So here we go. The songs aren't in any particular order.
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
Great song. I can listen to it over and over. (It's a short song really.. :o)
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
Genius. The line: "But what do I see? Is she walking back to me?" I think it was a revolution in pop lyrics... :o) Orbison wrote this one on tour with The Beatles. Lennon's and McCartney's reaction to this song was "From Me To You".
Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Till It's Over
Zeah, I know...he's a rocker but this is just pure pop.
David Bowie - Space Oddity
This was hard - to choose just one Bowie song. But I finally decided for this one. It's also a pop revolution for me. The lyrics aren't "pop", not just even a bit. That's why it's so cool. :o)
Jacques Brel - Le Maribond
12 Mar 2006, 09:58 by freak_ishOk, so TECHNICALLY i AM a child of the 80's. I WAS born in 1988 afterall. However as some of my music tastes indicate that i should have in fact been born in the 1970's so i had more time to savour the brilliance of the 80's. My birth year i believe also forgives me for liking this kind of music today.
80's music defined the generation as one full of crimpers, bright colours, high waist pants and lots of electric guitar. Purely classic, and i love it! So, let's relive some of my favourites...
1) Adam Ant
If you've never heard of this bloke, you should have! One of Adam and the Ants most noteable songs is Antmusic Lyrics as follows.. "ugplug the jukebox and do us all a favour.....ant music whoaa ooh ohh ohh" It's awesome, i promise you!
2) Point boobs, lots of bleach, high shoulder pads and even more so highly outspoken? Why of course i'm talking about none other than Madonna!
The original Material girl! A true diva who reinvented women all around the world. …
12 Mar 2006, 03:13 by ClandestineBatsGo to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle.
Say the following questions aloud and press play. Use the song
titles as your answers. NO CHEATING!
How does the world see me?
Song: Best Imitation of Myself
Artist: Ben Folds
Comments: I don't know.
Will I have a happy life?
Song: I Want it All
Artist: Depeche Mode
Comments: I guess that means I will?
What do my friends really think of me?
Song: Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for my Sham Friends
Artist: Fall Out Boy
Comments: This could go either way.
Do people secretly lust after me?
Song: Hanging on the Telephone
How can I make myself happy?
Artist: From First to Last
Comments: Ahhaha that doesn't sound good.
What should I do with my life?
Song: Everyone Wants to Rule the World (Cover)
Comments: Rule the world I guess.
Why should life be full of so much pain?
Artist: Waking Ashland
9 Mar 2006, 17:14 by BulbabeanThis game I saw on Ladyba's journal.
Here is the rules:
Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud and press play. Use the song titles as your answers. NO CHEATING! (Note from LadyBa: If you cheat, it really loses all the fun)
1 - How does the world see me?
Comments: Wow cool ^^. I am seen as a nice person. How wrong are they :P
2 - Will I have a happy life?
Song: All Out Of Luck
Comments: Wow that is oddly specific :S. And people laugh at me for being a pessamist yet here is living proof. lol.
3 - What do my friends really think of me?
Song: Come What May (Josh Mix)
Artist:Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor
Comments: People see me as loyal? That would be cool if true. ^^
4 - Do people secretly lust after me?
Song: Se Eu Te Pudesse Abraçar
Artist: Alma Lusa
Comments: Well it is Portugese for 'If I Could Embrace' so that must mean someone does. YAY!!!. …
5 Mar 2006, 01:49 by RadicalBenderThe great purge has begun. I'm going through my music and cleaning out stuff I just never really liked. I made it into the "G"s before I got tired of doing it. So, the library size went down in size and will probably continue to go down until I'm done.
Currently in iTunes:
9804 items, 25.5 days, 40.74 GB
Fewer things added this week.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Have a Ball and Blow in the Wind
This is so wonderful. I like it for all the same reasons I like "Weird Al" Yankovic's polkas. They just suck everything out of the songs and infuse them with so much ridiculous fun. I can't get enough.
Stereophonics - You Gotta Go There To Come Back
Purchased from eBay. A pretty good album. Need to listen to this a few more times.
Hanging With The Strokes
An album found at the library of all places. A bunch of tracks of influences and other stuff they like. A good album, it covers all sorts of interesting genres. …