• Best of 1970-1979

    6 Dec 2010, 18:33 by Langungon

  • environmental songs

    24 Sep 2010, 21:43 by vickevlar

    On a whim one day I decided to make a playlist of songs in my library that have an environmental theme... perhaps to reinforce my confidence in my chosen field of study. I've spent a lot of my time trying to distance myself from the "la la kum-ba-yah we love mother earth" vibe that tends to come with the territory, and apart from a nostalgic soft spot in my heart for Tom Chapin left over from my illustrious childhood, any environmentally-conscious songs in my library tend to reflect that.

    Moon Over Marin - Dead Kennedys
    Normally I wouldn't start out a playlist on such a strong note, but I wanted to end it quietly, and where else can you put a song like this? It's the loudest, most mocking expression of, "fuck you, you had this coming and I'm done" I can think of. Imagine the Lorax turning around and flipping an epic double-bird to the Once-ler and the shithole he created while floating away. It's a perfect blend of catchy and dark…
  • Stuff I couldn't live without

    27 Aug 2007, 18:19 by mattknight

    It's that sort of thing where I, in no particular order, list the music I probably couldn't live without. It's harder than it sounds cos I suppose its the stuff I play without really thinking about it! Here we go:

    Dark Side of the Moon/Pulse: okay, so having both is cheating, but they're both amazing, and instantly popped up as two albums I couldn't do without.

    Tea For The Tillerman: Superb yet simple album. The source of that amazing song Where Do The Children Play?. Throw ion Majikat for good measure.

    On an Island: I remember vividly the day this album came to me at uni- I think I had some work to be doing, but I just whacked it on, plugged in my headphones and lay on my bed for an hour, totally immersed in the Floyd guitarist's masterpiece.

    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: Top album, with the brilliant start of Five Years. Great all round really

    Transformer: The first Lou reed album I heard, and I was mightily impressed. Often getting a good play, and sung along to.
  • #1 - songs to listen while working

    27 Nov 2006, 19:31 by ohmuzak

    For me it's very important to listen to some cool and calm music while studying or working. It really helps me thinking straight...

    As much as I love Cat Stevens, I'll do my best to make references to other musicians too... :P

    but let's start with him, shall we? ;)
    Don't Be Shy
    Fill My Eyes
    How Can I Tell You
    Into White
    Mona Bone Jakon
    Tea For The Tillerman
    Just Another Night
    The Wind
    Morning Has Broken
    Where Do The Children Play?

    Jazz and Soundtracks can do the same effect:
    Body and Soul

    okie... no more time today...
    good scrobbling!
  • Name That Tune 4

    6 Sep 2006, 01:54 by SunsetSailing

    I have unguessed songs in my other journals so check them out too.

    Step 1: Open up whatever MP3 program you use and add every song in your collection.
    Step 2: Put it on random.
    Step 3: Post your favorite couple lines from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarassing.
    Step 4: Post and let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 5: Cross out the songs that someone guesses correctly.
    Step 6: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    1. Reach for higher ground
    About the way you look
    The way you scream out loud
    January Friend

    2. On the window ledge of that 23rd story
    Like Thelma and Louise did when they got the blues
    Swan dove into the courtyard of the Gracie Mews
    Today 4 U

    3. They tell me nothing is perfect
    Then tell me why is it a word
    Yesterdays news is tomorrows blues

    4. We cannot live together
    We cannot live apart
    That's the situation
    I've known it from the start
    Throwing It All Away

    5. Do you wanna carve