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  • birchville cat motel

    20 Oct 2005, 18:00 by milder

    i've really been enjoying Birchville Cat Motel lately. i guess it's not surprising that i am, considering how much i enjoy Growing... it's encouraging to know that there is some modern ambient music out there in the world. though if you were to listen to nothing but these guys, it could get tired. at least, i think so. thoughts?

    i've been listening to his chi vampires tour disc and thinking "why is it that i never get to see gigs from musicians like this?". *sigh* small town syndrome and no money, i guess. this no money thing has to stop. immediately.

    finally gotten around to listening to sigur ros' takk... in a concentrated way. i'm still not sold on it, but it's Sigur Ros for piss sake. it's not like it's some hit-and-miss artist like Elton John or something.

    come to think of it, why is it so socially acceptable to like the new sigur ros, but not the most recent Radiohead? it seems kind of lame to me, and more than a little contrived. …
  • Bobby Brown in Church?

    6 Oct 2005, 06:46 by xsavior

    So this last week i went to a big garage sale at a local church. It didnt really get very busy and on the last day in order to draw a crowd, get rid of shit, and make some money they did $1 a bag. Anything you can fit in one paper grocery store bag you could get for $1. I obviously wandered over to the rack where i had earlier seen CDs and Tapes. The following are the tapes/CDs i ended up with i think were good finds(i got about 60 total but mostly crap).

    Compact Disks

    Veruca Salt- American Thighs
    Lisa Loeb- Firecracker
    Del Amitri- Twisted
    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones-Let's Face It
    Warren G- Regulate...G Funk Era
    TLC-Ooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip
    Bobby Brown- Don't Be Cruel
    Coolio- MY SoUL

    Tapes

    Jewel- Spirit
    Queen- Live at WEMBLEY '86
    Elton John- Something about the way you look tonight/ candele in the wind 1997 single
    Prince- The Hits 2
    Sheryl Crow-Tuesday Night Music Club
    Beveryl Hills Cop II- The Motion Picture Soundtrack Album

  • Dave Grohl cracks me up!

    27 Sep 2005, 19:31 by earthcrossing

    I am not usually one to download comedians' music. For example, Weird Al Yankovic - never really been into that sort of thing. Though I was somewhat amused by his version of Nirvana's best-known hit. The sheep were a nice touch. ;)

    Anyway...Dave Grohl is a musician I highly admire. And it seems to me he may, just MAY, have grown into a man I can admire too. Sure, I could always admire him for his musical talent. But he was a bit of a player. He cheated. He lied. Blah blah. He was hot, but that isn't always enough. *g* Anyway. I have seen a couple of interviews in more recent times that suggest to me maybe he's become a really cool person through and through.

    I've also found out that he's very, very funny. There are three mp3s that demonstrate this fact very well. They are Dave's live covers of Elton John's Tiny Dancer", Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven and Creed's With Arms Wide Open. I'm not aware of any other songs he's covered in a funny way, but these are really FUNNY. …
  • Mixtape

    13 Sep 2005, 22:32 by andrewbiles

    As I have an old skool cassette player in my horrible car I have to take the effort out to make mixtapes every now and then, this is one I made the other day......

    Side 1

    Owen - Put your hands on me, my love
    Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan - Unplayed Piano
    I Am Kloot - From your favourite sky
    I Am Kloot - Sold as seen
    Ambulance Ltd - Primitive (the way I treat you)
    The Hold Steady - Barfruit Blues
    The Dead 60's - Riot Radio
    Let's Go Sailing - All I want from you is love
    Camera - Hurt
    The One AM Radio - Witness (John Tejada remix)
    Chikinki - Ether radio
    Tim Kasher - Stranger than strangers
    The City On Film - Portland, Maine and the pouring rain


    Side 2

    Sufjan Stevens - The dress looks nice on you
    Kind of Like Spitting - March 25, 1998
    Kind of Like Spitting - What a wonderful puddle (Braid cover)
    Incubus - Summer Romance (Anti-gravity love song)
    I Monster - Daydream in blue
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Road Trippin'
  • My musical mojo appears to be returning!

    13 Sep 2005, 14:55 by m_notley

    Since getting into this Audioscrobbling business it appears my love for music has reared it head and appeared once again. Even if much of the time I'm just playing tracks to try and get my "most listened artists" numbers to reflect my current moods!

    Anyway, I head a fantastic Led Zeppelin song on the radio as I woke up the other morning. I love it when that happens, just as you're regaining conciousness a gorgeous song begins playing and you seem to listen to it all the more closely and (more often than not) fall in love with it. It happened to me with Queen's 'A Winter's Tale' many years ago, and before then that song didn't interest me much.

    Anyway, the song was 'Fool In The Rain', and lying there listening to it I would have sworn it was an early Elton John song, until the DJ said Led Zep when it had finished. A very funky piano-based song, and I guess I must have been really groggy to mistake Robert Plant's voice for old Reggie's.

  • Concerts

    9 Sep 2005, 15:14 by midnightbex

    I spend far too much money on concert tickets. Much too much.

    Concerts I've been to this year (that I can remember off the top of my head which is to say not nearly all of them):


    Jonny Lang Acoustic & Buddy Guy
    Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright, & Ben Lee (opening)
    Hanson (Mayfest in Tulsa)
    Dave Matthews Band (twice)
    Ben Folds (with some weird accordian guy opening)
    Bright Eyes (with The Faint opening!)
    Elton John
    Sir James Galway & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Othello
    and others that I can't recall at the moment...
    ETA: VnV Nations


    Concerts I have tickets to for the remainder of the year (so far):


    FarmAid (featuring Buddy Guy, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, & lots of other people.)
    Hanson (Chicago 11/16)
    Hanson (Chicago 11/17)
    Hanson (Milwaukee 11/19.. I think)
    Hanson (Tulsa 11/23)
    Just bought tickets for Ben Folds (Chicago Theater, 10/27)
    Jason Mraz (don't know the date at the moment)


  • Live8 DVD Tracklisting

    8 Sep 2005, 21:20 by SideFlower

    Here is the current tracklisting for the Live8 DVD,
    released 7 November 2005 (8 November 2005 - US)
    http://www.live8livedvd.com/site/tracklisting_content.php
    But why, oh why, did they have to edit out great performances? They should have kept the Hyde Park Live8 concert as a whole in full.

    DISC 1
    Paul McCartney & U2 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    U2 – Beautiful Day
    U2 – Vertigo
    U2 – One
    Coldplay – In My Place
    Coldplay with Richard Ashcroft – Bittersweet Symphony
    Coldplay – Fix You
    Elton John – The Bitch Is Back
    Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
    Elton John with Pete Doherty – Children Of The Revolution
    Dido & Youssou N’Dour – 7 Seconds
    Stereophonics – Bartender And The Thief
    REM – Everybody Hurts
    REM – Man On The Moon
    Ms Dynamite – Dy-Na-Mi-Tee
    Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
    Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love
    Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started
    Black Eyed Peas with Stephen Marley – Get Up Stand Up
  • The First Loser

    23 Aug 2005, 13:31 by Pirate45

    Peaking a song at #2 would be bad enough in knowing that you got so close, but to make matters worse, a number of artists peaked at #2 and never had a #1 song.

    Let's start with Bruce Springsteen. He has loads of #1 songs, right?

    Nope - not a one. He got close though in 1984 when Dancing In The Dark spent a solid month at #2.

    A case of leapfrog left Bruce gasping at #2 and these are the two offending songs that spent time at #1 while he sat at #2: The Reflex and When Doves Cry. Ouch! Nineteen Top-40 hits for Mr. Springsteen, but never a trip to the winner's circle.

    Gary Wright had just three hits - all of them memorable, but his first two, Dream Weaver and Love Is Alive both peaked at #2 for a combined total of five weeks!

    Who kept Gary from #1? The 4 Seasons (yes, it was the numeral "4" in their name) and Johnnie Taylor played leapfrog with Dream Weaver. Bad enough, but yet another leapfrog with the MANHATTANS and, Elton John and Kiki Dee doomed Love Is Alive to #2.
  • WOW! Expanded Last.fm Catalogue

    11 Aug 2005, 05:48 by Quiplash

    Last.fm has obviously expanded their music catalogue, adding lots of new album content that I hadn't seen before. I feel like a kid in the candy store, running all over the place, adding tracks from The Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, and the Lighthouse Family to my personal music profile.