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  • 1300 artists in my library

    13 Apr 2010, 02:21 by earthcrossing

    Recently I hit '1300' artists in my library, so I thought I'd make a list of them all for posterity! Of course, I already removed one of those artists frmo my library during this process (it was my music, but under the wrong name...) and there are others I can probably get rid of immediately. But I want to take care in doing so.

    Anyway, without further ado...this is the result of coming on up 5 years of scrobbling here at Last.fm, and away from it (on iPod). There have been times when I wasn't able to scrobble, so a lot of data wasn't recorded then. But other than those times, this is what we have...

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    * A Camp (7s)
    * A Perfect Circle (210s)
    * A Streetlight Song (1)
    * Abbe May (88s)
    * Abbe May and the Rockin' Pneumonia (5s)
    * Abra Moore (7s)
    * Ace of Base (2s)
    * AC/DC (64s)
    * Adam Cohen (2s)
    * Adele (2s)
    * Aerosmith (8s)
    * Afghan Whigs (1)
    * AFI (29s)
    * Aimee Allen (22s)
  • Mixtape Vol. III - Northern Soul

    21 Jan 2009, 03:25 by SI_Failed

    Here’s a tape that’s not powerpop. Featuring Motown, (Northen) Soul, 60s Girl Groups and Beat Music as well as other miscellaneous genres by modern groups influenced by them. (No Supremes or Diana Ross though, sorrey) I’m a big fan of the 60s divas – Lesley Gore, Helen Shapiro, Evie Sands and Ronnie Spector. I’ve picked more than a few songs written by Ellie Greenwich, it’s pretty hard to find a song that wasn’t written by her. The new stuff is pretty diverse some how Fucked Up do soul songs too... that gives you some idea of the influence.

    There was a ton of stuff from the modern era that I wanted to fit on the b-side but just couldn’t for the length of 45mins. Sahara Hotnights do a great cover of In Private (Dusty Springfield). Heaps of great modern soul beat bands like The Booze, Soda Pop Kids, Nobunny. Lots of covers from new and old groups. I’m going to have to post an outtakes of these songs so stay tuned for that one.

  • What’s worse; a break-up or a departing?

    15 Jun 2008, 21:23 by SI_Failed

    Introduction
    I was upset, no, maybe not upset, upset is too strong a word to use, but it definitely wasn’t a feeling of indifference when I heard that RiotBecki and Rosay left The Pipettes. Maybe because I love doo wop pop, cause its punk and cell phones aren’t! Anyways, once again it’s again it’s left me thinking; what’s worse? The end of an entire band or have members leave and be replaced? Like The Pipettes is already starting to look like the UK Subs which is like many black metal bands, a rotating rolodex of members. Check out Dødheimsgard, a great lineage of black metal members there. But the departure of their latest vocalist Kvohst, erked me, he left the band after only one record. I loved his “necro” vocal style.
    Many departing I’ve kind of accepted as; “fuck, it isn’t the end of the world?” It’s not my life choice?
    So why make a big deal out of it? But sometimes when music moves into that gap where it is your life and its helped you through some shitty times it’s hard to let go.
  • Top 100 time, baby...

    2 Sep 2007, 18:58 by L0serTalent

    01. What is your favorite album by 90? (Yoko Ono)
    Fly

    02. Have you ever seen 64 live? (Enrico Caruso)
    No, unfortunately Caruso died many years before I was born

    03. What's your favorite lyric by 83? (Joan Armatrading)
    "Brand new dandy, first class scene stealer
    Walks through the crowd and takes your man
    Sends you rushing to the mirror
    Brush your eyebrows and say "There's more beauty in you than anyone'"

    04. What is your favorite album by 49? (Le Tigre)
    Le Tigre

    05. How did you get into 79? (Johnny Cash)
    I don't remember. I guess he's always been around.

    06. What is your favorite song by 100? (Evie Sands)
    "I'll Never Be Alone Again"

    07. Is there a song by 89 that makes you sad? (Peggy Lee)
    Not really

    08. What is your favorite song by 15? (Diana Ross)
    "I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)"

    09. What is a good memory you have involving 10? (Björk)