Journal

  • O Procrastination, Temptress of the Deep

    30 Nov 2006, 04:50 by Hedrita

    IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
    So, here's how it works:
    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every question, type the song that's playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    OK SWEET


    Opening Credits:
    Down the Road / Doc Watson
    how appropriate!

    Waking Up:
    Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Jerry Lee Lewis
    ahaha

    First Day At School:
    Bought Me A Cat / Mike and Peggy Seeger
    wtf?

    Falling In Love:
    Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out / John Lennon
    This does not bode well!

    Breaking Up:
    Closing My Eyes / Fleetwood Mac

    Prom:
    Red Riding Hood / Sam the Sham
    AHAHAHAHA what a sleezy prom

    Graduation:
    Miss Forbes's Farewell to Banff/The Earl of Errol/The Ladies from Hell/The Black Watch Polka - Mike Katz
    Yess!! Epic bagpipes make for a sweet graduation

    Life's Okay:
    Postcard / The Hollies

    Death of a Close Friend:
  • Boys of October

    23 Oct 2006, 15:36 by jcshepard

    As a wise man once said, "There's no crying in Baseball!" Hope may spring eternal, but fall brings out the best and worst of the baseball fan. From the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field to the Green Monster of Fenway Park, from the ghosts of the Bronx Bombers to the left coast palm trees Dodger Stadium, from Canada to Caracas, come the echos of the ages: "Just wait 'till next year!"

    I went to my first game at Tiger Stadium some 30 odd years ago. They lost, as I recall, to the A's I think. I do know I've had a particular distaste for Reggie Jackson, and by association his later teamates the Yankees, for as long as I can remember.

    Moving about the country, I've paid less and more attention to the (US) National Pastime. During college at Illinois, I cemented a love for the luckless Chicago Cubs. Taking the train & El to Wrigley or braving the on-street parking (usually up near the cemetary), win or loose Wrigley was a glorius afternoon of beer, brats and baseball. …
  • Favorite Bluegrass Guitarists

    14 Oct 2006, 07:04 by aufrank

  • Favorite Bluegrass Artists

    14 Oct 2006, 06:25 by aufrank

  • Let Him Dangle: Elvis Costello Starring as the Skeleton in My Musical Closet

    27 Apr 2006, 13:44 by jcshepard

    I don't pretend to understand Elvis Costello. My grad school roomate, Paul, was a big E.C. fan, and Spike had alot of spin on college radio about then. Elvis Costello just kinda got under my skin, a guilty cynical pop pleasure from far across the big blue sea.

    So over these years I picked up CDs here and there, from the discount bin or on promo. Some, like the Brodsky Quartet, I liked more; some like Brutal Youth no so much. Wax and wane.

    A couple years back my interest in Declan McManus was piqued anew when I read he was mentoring Laura Cantrell, a freeform roots DJ who was leaving her high-paid gig (NYC investment banker) for her acoustic roots music roots. Huh? I like Laura's show, and her songs, but her vocal style doesn't lend itself to international stardom. I don't get it.

    See, most of my fav artists I go deep on. If they're good enough to me, I should know something about them. Sometimes that means I shun tunes I like 'cause the artists are annoying (e.g. Steve Earle, Neal Young).
  • concerts I have attended

    19 Apr 2006, 01:27 by cheloniidae

    September 16, 1999 - B.B. King
    July 23, 2000 - Blockbuster Pavilion: Santana (Macy Gray opening)
    February 17, 2001 - Greensboro Coliseum: Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band
    April 28, 2001 - Greensboro Coliseum: Billy Joel & Elton John, Face to Face Tour
    April 16, 2002 - Greensboro Coliseum: CSNY
    May 4, 2002 - Piedmont Jazz Festival
    August, 2002 - Freshman Orientation/Concert on the Quad: Georgia Avenue
    March 19, 2003 - Page Auditorium: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
    April, 2003 - Duke Earth Day Festival: Georgia Avenue
    April 23, 2003 - Duke LDOC: Better Than Ezra, Wilco
    September 27, 2003 - Greensboro Bats Stadium, Zonefest '03: Sixpence None the Richer, Sister Hazel, Hootie & The Blowfish, Uncle Kracker, the Brat Pack
    September 11, 2004 - Old Durham Athletic Park, 17th Annual Bull Durham Blues Festival: Isaac Hayes
    October 2, 2004 - Zonefest '04: Five for Fighting, Better than Ezra, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, the Pat McGee Band, Diana Anaid, the Brat Pack
  • pickin your nose

    7 Mar 2006, 03:13 by Amighty

    Somewhere around the first couple of years of college, I got pretty into The Grateful Dead. I went to a couple of shows and religiously listened to the "Grateful Dead hour" and "Morning Dew", a weekly concert broadcast on some station here in New York. I definitely grew out of it, but there were two things that came from it...

    First, it was eye-opening to learn about the evolution of the band. Those guys played together for 30+ years, going from jug-band bluegrass, to blues, to jam-band jazz-rock, to electric rock, yet were always able to maintain their own identity. The sheer size of their catalogue is overwhelming, but it's also accessible. How many other musicians can you conveniently peruse nearly every live performance? Probably not the best at any of those genres, except for maybe the improvizational stuff (unless you include jazz greats) It was an amazing thing to study and enjoy.

    Second, there's Jerry Garcia. …
  • what does it for you?

    21 Feb 2006, 14:44 by tarbox

    i was just listening to some songs by Neil Young -- like Crime In The City and Powderfinger -- and realized they are both tracks that can make the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up and make my eyes go kind of teary with intensity over and over and over. there are some songs on Nebraska that can do it, too. there are also songs by Doc Watson and old blues artists and punk rockers, even, who do this. holy cow, there's a John Cale song from "sabotage" by john cale... i have some of the song titles from that LP mixed up, but i think it's Captain Hook, where he sings ... 'can't you see? you're losing me... ... again...' actually there are a couple of other tracks there... like Baby You Know that are also sublime.

    and the thing i'm talking about isn't songs that can really emotionally screw with you once or twice or even again and again for a few months, but those that can do it over and over and over for years, even after any hint of novelty has passed and you've gone…