• Dark Side of the Moon tributes

    24 Dec 2009, 10:10 by zombiesaresmart

    I've never been a big fan of tributes. Never seen the point... really.
    But this year, I've discovered (three) four great Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon tributes which are great and special in their own way; and I encourage any PF and/or DSotM fan reading this to have a listen.
    These tributes are by:

    The Flaming Lips
    The String Quartet aka Vitamin String Quartet
    Sam Yahel, Ari Hoenig, Mike Moreno, Seamus Blake aka Jazz Side of the Moon

    In order: An awesome psychedelic tribute; a tribute by The fucking String Quartet (if you know this group, you know how great it's gonna be, don't you :D) and a jazz tribute.
    Sex in my ears.

    Go get them and........ please tell me more tributes worth to be heard. Whether they are PF tributes or not, it doesn't matter.

    Update: 26 February 2010: a couple of days ago I discovered the good Dert Floyd (Dert) tribute, entitled "The West Side of the Moon". Beats with Pink Floyd samplers. Cool.

  • How I got to know my top 50 artists

    28 Sep 2009, 04:06 by zetetic23

    Saw this on someone else's journal and inspired me to write my first journal entry. List your top 50 artists and say how you got to know/listen to them.

    This list favors any artist that I have listened to heavily since I got my iPod and joined so some of my all time favorites are not in the list.

    #1 Mike Patton

    See Faith No More for how i originally got into Mike Patton. After FNM split i already had some Mr Bungle and his experimental solo stuff which isn't bad but its the two movie scores that he has done that projected him to the top of my list, they explore genres all over the spectrum and add to that different genres of vocals that i would argue is unrivaled.

    #2 Secret Chiefs 3

    I chanced upon some early SC3 albums while exploring Mr Bungle members side projects and thought they were okay and when Book M was released I purchased it and was blown away, constant rotation on my CD player for weeks. BOH was a good album but it wasn't until Xaphan that I…