• Favorite Soundtracks, pt 1

    24 Oct 2006, 14:08 by rtreynor

    In the 90s, I made a lot of mix tapes. (I still make mix CDs now, but not nearly as many as I made tapes in the 90s.). I loved buying soundtracks because I could get many artist performances at once, which helped round out the tapes.
    Of course, my soundtrack purchases diminished significantly with the discovery and acquisition of a CMJ monthly subscription (the magazine came/comes with a CD of new artists every month.)
    I also love , and often you could find interesting ones on soundtracks. The Me, Myself & Irene soundtrack reads like a failed Steely Dan tribute album - with Dan covers by Ben Folds Five, Smash Mouth, Wilco, Ivy, and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
    But usually, (as is the case with the Irene OST) sountracks that aren't of the score don't work as a cohesive whole. Trent Reznor attempted fairly succussfully to blend music together to make a soundtrack an interesting listen (with Natural Born Killers and Lost Highway). …
  • What the hell have I been listening to???

    4 Sep 2006, 16:08 by TravelbySea

    Curious about what I was listening most to the past year or so, I decided to write it down and see it all in one place. When I look back at my weekly top 3 from the past year, it reminds me of much of what I've been up to. Man, it's been a busy year! But also a really, really great year! In the past year I've found a woman I really think I will happily spend the rest of my life with, my band Travel by Sea put out its debut CD to great reviews, I bought 2 more houses and moved twice (in a 4 month period... I must be crazy!), did a ton of home improvement work, I traveled a lot-- Mexico, Washington DC several times, Portland Maine, and all over my home state of Colorado, I worked my ass off at work, I snapped a lot of photographs, and more.

    I see my list contains my own band Travel by Sea in it a few times. For anyone who's co-written, recorded, mixed, and produced an album before (I never had before), you find yourself listening to the music a lot to make sure it's what you really want. …
  • "Heartland"

    22 Jul 2006, 17:28 by mark_inski

    For my second journal entry I decided to discuss the U2 song "Heartland". Although not originally written for Last.fm and not following the format for Last.fm journal entries, I thought I would post it anyways for anyone who is interested. In order to achieve some better flow I decided to list any album/track connections at the bottom. It is fairly long so hang in there.

    “Heartland” is a beautiful tune that is perhaps a much too obvious embrace of America for an Irish band. It would become an appreciated song by U2 fans, pinned by Entertainment Weekly as one of U2’s 10 most underrated songs, but largely forgotten in the competitive mainstream music industry. After coming off the tremendous success of The Joshua Tree (Island, 1987) album, U2 released their rockumentary film entitled Rattle And Hum (Island, 1988). The film showcases the band’s journey through America and the influence of the likes of B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and The Beatles. …
  • My concerts

    21 Jul 2006, 14:51 by aathorp

    I do believe that these are all the concerts I've been to in the past few years. There were random ones before that and I haven't dug out the stubs yet.

    Concerts list


    2006:
    07/15/06 Junior Brown - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/15/06 Chicago Blues Reunion - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/15/06 David Maxwell - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/15/06 Trevor Hall - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/15/06 Danny Michel (Solo) - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/14/06 Kathleen Edwards - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/14/06 Danny Michel and the Black Tornadoes - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/14/06 Jim Bryson - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/14/06 Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/12/06 Dickie Betts and Great Southern - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/12/06 Hackensaw Boys - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/12/06 Casey Comeau - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
    07/11/06 Blue Rodeo - CiscoSystems Bluesfest; Ottawa, ON
  • Wife mix

    14 Jun 2006, 21:57 by mll

    My wife likes music, but just not the same way as me. So I was suprised when she asked me recently to make a mix CD for her with her favourite songs, so that she can listen to them in the car.

    After some digging, that gave (in this order) :


  • Maybe the world's most underrated singer-songwriter

    9 Apr 2006, 06:44 by mll

    Moreover, only 1 song (not the best) is streamable on last.fm. A pity... :(
    For Daniel Lanois is widely known as a producer (well, as much as a producer can be I guess), but I guess lots of people don't even know he makes music on his own name, or vaguely remember Acadie, which is about 15 years old.

    Luckily for him, he has a devoted fan base, but this post is a modest attempt at making more people have the pleasure of listening to his works. :)

    I remember when I first listened to him, it was Acadie, which I tried saying "Hey, that's the guy who sung that sweet ballad Jolie Louise". I was in for a suprise... The rest of the album (and of his works in general) is ethereal, with distant sounds, processed fuzzy voices... The Maker and Amazing Grace (featuring Aaron Neville of The Neville Brothers), for instance, are absolute gems for me (every albums features some) ; every kind of listener in the right mood should find his own.

  • David's Winamp Game

    24 Jan 2006, 09:33 by Sitatunga

    Open iTunes/iPod (or whatever) to answer the following.

    Total number of tracks: 3586

    Sort by song title:
    -First Song: Sonic Youth - 'Cross the Breeze
    -Last Song: Sigur Rós - "Ágætis Byrjun"

    Sort by time:
    -Shortest Song: Kyuss. - "Yeah" (0:04)
    -Longest Song: Godspeed You! Black Emperor "Sleep" (23:17)

    Sort by album:
    -First Song: Metallica - "Blackened" (...And Justice for All)
    -Last Song: Sigur Rós - "Avalon" (Ágætis Byrjun)

    Sort by no. tracks:
    - Most Tracks: Bob Dylan (87)
    - Least Tracks: Daniel Lanois, David Torn and Bad Company: All just one track

    Ten most played songs: (This is a new version of winamp donwloaded last week)
    1) Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
    2) Leonard Cohen - Master Song
    3) Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Static
    4) The Books - An Animated Description of Mr. Maps.
    5) The Books - Be Good to Them Always
    6) Akron/Family - Running, Returning
    7) Akron/Family - Suchness
    8) Enya - Caribbean Blue
    9) Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Storm
  • Concerts Seen Live (Update: 20 VI 2011) (854)

    28 Sep 2005, 19:13 by frogspot

    Wrote just for fun and to enlist some things. The number of concerts attended so far: 854! Hope the number will keep on getting bigger and better! Concerts marked red are those I really, really liked. Photos from most shows can be seen on blackboxphoto.pl (I keep addin the past gigs).

    A few users used the concept of this list (including: cloudik, pcholody, Mirai_Trunks and qarisu - if I forgot anyone let me know, I'll write your nick here) and created their own. Glad it was useful for some of the last.fm'ers out there!

    If you don't understand what it's for, rather than comment on it, do something creative.

    1996 ( 1 )

    1) Backstreet Boys - 7 IX 1996 - Opera Leśna, Sopot, Poland

    2002 ( 2 )

    2) Lady Pank - Gdynia, Poland
    3) Leszcze - Gdynia, Poland

    2003 ( 2 )

    4) pidzama porno - Ucho, Gdynia, Poland
    5) Kury - 19 XII 2003 - Ucho, Gdynia, Poland

    2004 ( 1 )

    6) Świetlicki i Ostrowski - 22 II 2004 - Boomtown, Olsztyn, Poland


    2005 ( 11 )

    7) Tymon & Transistors - Plaża Miejska , Gdynia, Poland
  • Live In Toronto this week (sep 15-21)

    15 Sep 2005, 14:27 by drsaunde

    Thursday Sept. 15

    Zoobombs are at the Silver Dollar bringing some J-rock explosion to town.

    13 & God are at Lee's Palace. They are the Notwist are and Themselves together as one. Boy In Static are the openers

    Friday Sept. 16

    The White Stripes are at the Molson Amplitheatre. Sure the albums are getting worse, but they are still to rock you silly. The Greenhornes provide an opening act worth catching

    Nouvelle Vague are at the Rivoli. A French band doing bossa nova covers?...sounds like an interesting show for sure.

    Ladybug Mecca from Digable Planets is at the Sunnyside Pavillion. Support from Steve Spacek

    The Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir is at the Mod Club as the Headstones legend continues to play. Armchair Cynics open.

    Saturday Sept. 17

    U2 play the final of 4 shows at the Air Canada Centre. I did have tickets to this show, however a wedding will prevent me from attending. Dashboard Confessional open here in Toronto. …