• last.fm "countertrolling" D:

    Feb 7 2009, 21:18 di 0k0k0k0

    so i got this lousy warning (and an entry deleted) some few days back for subtly insinuating my vapid thoughts (in the guise of information dissemination) across this cesspit of a site. oh, the blatant hypocrisy. top 50 "memes" and groupwhored kindergarten essays about the latest pizza your dog consumed must be cutting-edge "reading material" on this site, right? so much for a little entertainment.

    well, there's always the option of e-resurrection in case.

    is last.fm doing it for the lulz, mayhap? delicious possibilities. but given the utterly serious nature of some idiocies they've been doing i doubt it. (that Immortal gif CAN BE TAKEN as an objective representation of the band; howthefuck did that become a case of "abuse" - it's only funny given proper context)

    so here's the message for posterity and my halfassed reply. hope you learned a bit today, children. :D

    Re: warning

    On 3 Feb 2009, 20:54 LAST.HQ wrote:
  • A few easy ways to determine if your bestest favoritest band is overrated on last.fm.

    Dic 7 2008, 10:42 di 0k0k0k0

  • Your tastes and preferences as gateways to your own memories.

    Nov 3 2008, 19:51 di 0k0k0k0

    So it doesn’t subtract from the fact that I was somewhat seriously drunk by the time I composed this travesty of a journal. As such expect drastically fewer bomblinks and such though I probably will be adding many, many more by the time I get sober. After a few hours worth of rest and repose, I might add. COCKS


    Q.Why do bands like The Angelic Process stir such dreadful recollections in me that I’d rather not remember in good company.

    A.Because they’re supposed to be that way. If comparisons such as ‘weighing souls in sand is like being crushed to death at the bottom of a very beautiful part of the ocean’ (lolrateyourmusic) unsettles you you’re probably better off listening to remakes of remakes of Umbrella and suchlike. They’re NOT supposed to be something you should share with others that won’t probably share (much less care or even want to know about) your present temperament. Why turn a house party into a funeral wake. Nobody wants negativity when the mood’s all jubilant and celebratory. …
  • Ten most common misconceptions regarding musical critique.

    Set 6 2008, 1:44 di 0k0k0k0

    This is a tl;dr piece. Of rehashed ideas over and over again. You have been warned.

    1. Visual appeal equals musical appeal.
    Obvious cases of visual kei faggotry and metal posturing idiocy aside, it’s to say that artsy music videos and photoshoots do not mask the fact that the musicians are just terrible at rousing emotions other than righteous loathing back at them. And even then on the other end, mesmerizing soundscapes wafting from the stage, emanating from spaced-out statues with guitars or what have you. As dorky as they look, no different from the classroom nerd, unmoving but for the subtle flicks of the picks on their fingers, fact remains…. They’ll never get laid.

    That, and the other lesson so implicitly overt.

    2. If it sucks live, it sucks.
    At its basest classification, only two types of music exist. Studio version and live version. One of those clearly plays with sounds difficult/impossible to replicate under real time circumstances…
  • Top 50. ((:

    Ago 14 2008, 16:59 di stripedsocks

    1st journal entry. LOL. Should be reading on Early Civilizations. Music is love compared to Midterms. :p

    (Those without answer means that I don't have an artist in that rank, not me not liking to answer said number. Haha.)

    1. What's your favorite song by 15?
    Tamia & Maroon 5
    Smile. She Will Be Loved.

    2. How did you get into 20?
    The Pussycat Dolls
    Don't Cha

    3. Who is your favorite member in 1?

    4. Whats your favorite lyric bit by 29?
    Marié Digby // Say It Again : and never in my whole life I have heard words as beautiful as when you say my name

    Joni Mitchell // Both Sides Now : to say i love you right out loud

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?

    6. What's your favorite album from 10?
    Good Girl Gone Bad

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    Taylor Swift

    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Just her songs and her being in Step Up 2.

    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?

    10. When did you first get into 8?
  • an interlude.

    Lug 21 2008, 15:42 di 0k0k0k0


    i quit internets for a couple of weeks and next i see this... travesty... of a redesign.

    ... >:[
    ... no comment (yet).

    i have more pressing issues to attend to.

    such as posting to announce that my greatest resource of all has been recently deceased, my oh-so important disk drive primary. A HUNDRED AND SIXTY GIG. AND IDE.

    pay fitting tribute to it, all ye snotnosed denizens of this now-cluttered site. especially if you're pinoy, for the lot of you i've observed in and offsite still do not realize just how much more is waiting outside of your woefully limited class-restricted horizons. i had it, you didn't. now it's gone. plain simple. >:[

    lamenting lost memories of ages past aside, it's the music. THE MUSIC! only eighty gigs or so, some of you might scoff, and still it's (also) the sentimentality that's missing. that, and the accumulated eons of obtaining them all. some of those dating from the dawn of digital music…
  • on software and rising computational abilities.

    Mag 11 2008, 11:22 di 0k0k0k0

    being the total failure in computer science that i am, i shall instead attempt to piece together a few words of thought regarding the evolution of software complexity in relation to storage size.

    before the advent of multigigabyte (terabyte nowadays) end-user systems program design often took the utilitarian view, evidenced by lackluster UIs of olde and cumbersome circumlocutions when issuing commands. programmers then had to make do with working in cramped quarters, squeezing in everything of import (the primary functions for their specific tasks) while sacrificing others (all other code for human aesthetic tastes and conveniences - examples of which are status messages, prompt design, the various methods of depicting currently running processes, etc). all within 640-kilobyte machines and even less.

    those were the only things computers then can store and operate.

    a few decades later give or take a year or so as advances had been made in both hardware and software left, right and center programs…
  • Benchmark

    Ott 13 2007, 7:29 di essencethereal


    Yay! Finally reached the 1,000 song play-count! ^_^ I admit, I never scrobbled much here on last.fm because of my crappy net connection.

    Just for the record, here are my overall charts:

    Top Artists
    Parokya Ni Edgar
    Linkin Park
    Sarah McLachlan
    The Killers

    >> Not surprising as I own albums by these artists except for the latter two - maybe I should get theirs. OPM (Original Pilipino Music)and British rock (Oasis and Coldplay, The Killers are British-inspired too) seems to be my music comfort zone -- I need to diversify my listening. ^^"

    Top Tracks
    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    Not Coming Home
    Max Steals Briefcase
    Flying Fish (Mr. Dan's Breakbeat Mix)
    Kiss Me Good-Bye
    Green Hornet

    Now, this is more like it -- the tracks are random, but I only recognize Maroon 5, Bond, and Nobuo Uematsu. ^^"

  • How Mainstream Am I?

    Feb 26 2007, 15:29 di beatzz08

    This is my first journal and I've decided to find out exactly how mainstream I am... So here we go.

    >>Find the number of listeners for your top 20 artists...

    01. Jack's Mannequin > 81,052
    02. U2 > 437,072
    03. Death Cab for Cutie > 414,858
    04. Motion City Soundtrack > 126,489
    05. The Fray > 99,481
    06. Alanis Morissette > 231,075
    07. The Killers > 439,574
    08. Fall Out Boy > 268,909
    09. Jason Mraz > 98,580
    10. Hot Hot Heat > 184,820
    11. MAE > 104,072
    12. Michelle Branch > 105,877
    13. Dashboard Confessional > 214,004
    14. Something Corporate > 137,833
    15. Hellogoodbye > 104,084
    16. Ryan Cabrera > 27,338
    17. Howie Day > 75,903
    18. Relient K > 90,120
    19. Parokya Ni Edgar > 1,668
    20. The Wreckers > 15,375

    Total: 3,168,684

    >>Divide by 20.
    Total: 158,434.2

    >>Divide by number of the listeners of Red Hot Chili Peppers (569,397).
    >>>Most listened to artist at the moment on Last.fm<<<
  • radyo ipis pinaka

    Dic 17 2006, 8:29 di pale_ipis

    andito na naman tayo sa panahong ito, kung san ang taon ay nagtatapos na naman. sa gayon, parang gusto kong gumawa ng sarili kong listahan ng mga "pinaka" sa taong ito. wala akong magawa at madaming oras na kailangang patayin, kaya... eto na!

    nang lumalaki ako nung dekada otsenta, madalas palaisipan sa kin non ang mga litrato na nakikita ko sa mga bandang pinoy at pag nakakakita ko ng mga katulad na litrato ng bandang poreyner. para bagang may kulang na sangkap sa mga litrato nun ng mga pinoy na banda pag makukumpara mo sa mga bandang poreyner. di ko pa maisip to nung mga panahong yun at unti-unti ko lang nadiskubre nang ako ay tumanda na (marahil di ako nagkaroon ng ganitong opinyon kung noong mga panahon na yan ay na expose na ako sa bandang tulad ng identity crisis at ang eksenang punk non).

    nabago ang persepsyon ko sa mga bandang pinoy nang sumabog ang eraserheads sa eksena noong maagang parte ng dekada 90. katutuntong ko lang sa kolehiyo nun sa maynila at sa…