• 1000th track of John Lennon

    26 Feb 2012, 11:03 by zeleny

    One of those optimistic ones to listen to when you're down and out: Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
  • Perfect Circle of Doo Doo: The Top Ten Songs at 3:27

    20 Oct 2008, 06:16 by rockrobster23

    Because this journal is the very first in what may end up being a long series, I need to say this up front: I don’t believe in the idea that there is a perfect length for a song, any more than there is a perfect height for a building. Duration is more or less just the size of the container, and what’s important (or more interesting) is what’s in it. That said, duration is a boundary; how long you have to say something influences how you’re going to say it, and comparing what a variety of different artists do with tracks of exactly the same length seems like a cool (completely geeky) thing to do.

    In some ways this method is exactly backwards; no one sits down and thinks “I’m going to write a song that lasts three minutes and twenty-seven seconds.” Well, someone probably has done exactly that, but it’s not common.

    Intro post with rules for the project is here. And yes, some songs come out slightly different times when loaded into playlist; some songs are listed at slightly different times by MusicBrainz. …
  • Songs That Have Moved Me

    17 Apr 2008, 01:58 by Juttman

    Hello there, Justin here. I thought I'd make a journal entry about songs that have moved me. When I say moved me, I mean songs that just send shivers down my spine, or tears down my face, or songs that sent me jumping up and down in excitement. Or maybe even songs that painted a vivid image in my head.

    I'll start with

    Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
    Tunnels by Arcade Fire. This is one of my favorites from Arcade Fire. It is a song, as I see it, about two friends or lovers cracking under the pressure of living and run away together. The part that always gets to me in the song is when he shouts "...Whatever happened to them?!" referring to his parents.

    Hymn To
    Freedom

    The Oscar Peterson Trio is one of the few jazz bands I really really dig. I love piano music, and Oscar Peterson is one of the greatest piano players to ever live. Hymn To Freedom is in my opinion the best track off Night Train, a fantastic album. …