• Survey Thingy: It's A Disease... Pass It On.

    22 Dec 2005, 18:02 by vandaleyes

    Bummed this off some dood.

    Sort by song title:
    -First Song: '83 Wildin - Edan
    -Last Song: Zodiaccupuncture - Aesop Rock

    Sort by time:
    -Shortest Song: Signing Off (Interlude) - Tech N9ne, Accordian Solo! - Ten In The Swear Jar, Fishstick Gumbo - Man Man (all in a tie at 4 seconds)
    -Longest Song: Maintenance - Aesop Rock (24:32)

    Sort by album:
    -First Song: I'm A Bee - Love As Laughter (#1 USA)
    -Last Song: Lady Stardust (piano only) - David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust)

    Sort by no. tracks:
    - Most Tracks: Deerhoof, 113 tracks. (Cat Power, David Bowie, Devendra Banhart, Iron & Wine are all over 100.)
    - Least Tracks: There are too many to name.

    Top 10 Most Played Songs:
    1. Don't Save Us From The Flames - M83 (27)
    2. White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground (20)
    3. What's Mine Is Yours - Sleater-Kinney (19)
    4. Love Affair - Regina Spektor (17)
    5. Ghostwriter - RJD2 (16)
    6. Seven One Eight - Fannypack (14)
    7. Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground (13)
    8. Good Woman - Cat Power (12)
  • Meeting Regina! (maybe)

    21 Dec 2005, 22:03 by kiwifruit

    Longish story short, my friend who is coming to see Regina Spektor play in Liverpool's brother has a friend who runs Up the Racket. Which is irrelevant, but just a nice fact to know. Anyway! apparently he knows Regina well, well enough to get us backstage passes to meet her! Say hello and everything!

    But what would I say? "Hello, I obsess over your music, here's some soup!"?

    yeah, maybe I'll say that.

    Anyway. Wrapping to do. 'Tra!
  • Best Artists Discovered in 2005

    20 Dec 2005, 19:03 by MissLindsay

    I discovered a grip of musicians in 2005... Here are the ones I'm most thankful for.

    Regina Spektor
    Jason Mraz
    Damien Rice
    Tom Waits
    Yann Tiersen
    Gemma Hayes
    Anna Nalick
    Jack Johnson
    Dot Allison
  • the dresden dolls

    18 Dec 2005, 01:22 by trigger_hippie

    ах черт, они великолепны!
    похоже, тут случай, когда все мысли относительно музыки затмевают эмоции, этой музыкой вызванные. а эмоции бурные. восторг! вот поэтому ничего сколь-нибудь осмысленного не напишется. это ж слушать надо!
    могу одно сказать: песни The Dresden Dolls определенно заинтересуют неровно дышащих к музыке Tori Amos и (особенно) Regina Spektor. еще там мне послышались какие-то интонации PJ Harvey и Sons and Daughters...

    теперь думаю, где я была в 2004 году, когда вышел дебютник? и почему о них совершенно случайным образом узнала только на этой неделе?

    The Dresden Dolls прекрасен от первой до последней песни, исключительно экспрессивная, яркая музыка - только рояль, барабаны и голос... какой у нее голос! Missed Me и Half Jack хочется вообще постоянно слушать.

    отсюда можно еще накачать огромное количество их концертных треков и каверов, в числе коих My Doorbell и - о майн готт! - Karma Police. скачиванием, собственно, сейчас и занимаюсь =)
  • Overtaken by the Keys.

    13 Dec 2005, 17:55 by MissLindsay

    Lately, I've been overwhelmed with a serious craving for piano with oddly layered vocals and lyrics that you really have to actually -think- about.

    No, it's not unusual for me, but let me finish.

    It's been great having the Last.fm player around - probably the best invention ever. But it's been very instrumental in introducing me to some new people. And re-introducing me to some old heros.

    Regina Spektor
    Tori Amos
    Fiona Apple
    Yann Tiersen
    Enya
    Anna Nalick
  • Predicting the Future

    6 Dec 2005, 15:25 by Passioneer

    I stole this idea from Helzebel who apparently stole it from Y2Ken. I am going to make predictions on how my top artists list will change over the coming months. This will be for the current top 25 artists (actually 26, as there is a tie for #25). As a forewarning, this will be pretty lengthy, so be prepared. And here we go...

    1. Imogen Heap - 461 plays - Shortly after I discovered Immi, I would play I Megaphone at least once a day. My obsession is not so intense anymore but I don't see her being rooted from the number one spot anytime soon. The only possible threat at the moment is Fiona as I have been playing her much more than usual lately.

    2. Tori Amos - 431 plays - I love Tori to pieces, but I think I've overplayed her albums a bit and need to take a break from her for awhile. The only reason she's so high is because I used to have a ton of live tracks from her on my computer and they would always end up playing when I listened on random. …
  • wtf, last.fm?

    3 Dec 2005, 03:50 by charminglydaft

    ok. this is very strange. I seem to have become a subscriber to this site. but I didn't pay for it! what the hell? I mean, very cool, how?

    [edit: mystery is solved, thanking you all! and thanking you, last.fm!

    anyway. since this is meant to be about music and all, can I just say that this has been a fabulous year for concerts. here's who I've seen:

    February 12, 2005 - Rufus Wainwright, manchester lane, melbourne
    May 17, 2005 - Ben Lee (New Buffallo as support), corner hotel, melbourne
    july 27, 2005 - Interpol (Snowman as support), metro, melbourne
    september 7, 2005 Martha Wainwright (Josh Ritter as support), corner hotel, melbourne
    september 8, 2005 - Cat Empire, bennett's lane jazz club, melbourne
    september 30, 2005 - Maximo Park (Riff Random as support), corner hotel, melbourne
    october 1, 2005 - Maximo Park(Souls On Board as suport), northcote social club, melbourne
    october 29, 2005 - The Whitlams, corner hotel, melbourne
  • 10 out of 400: Rufus Wainwright and OK Go

    6 Nov 2005, 14:35 by FroDish

    Okay, so this one was tuesday at the Beacon theater. Took a bus into NY, as I couldn't get on the train due to the SEPTA strike, then stayed overnight and had super fun getting back on the train. Then my life exploded when I got back because my roommates a bitch and wouldn't let me get to my clothes and stuff and all I wanted in the world was to brush my teeth and shower but I was late for class and couldn't wait for her to vacate the room.

    But the show.

    I was a little late, so me and the Groog walk in to meet Elaine and Jill and OK Go are already on, playing a song I know as we walk in, so I scream out the words in their faces and dance across the aisles, giddy to be back in my state with my friends. I think it was "The Fix Is In", I was crazy about their first album when it first came out. Their set was alright, they sounded good, but I'm not crazy about the new album which I had a bootleg of way before its release. We were also in the back and this four person pop rock band was slightly dwarfed by the large venue. …
  • Rufus Wainwright & Regina Spektor at the Beacon, 11-02-05

    5 Nov 2005, 21:16 by oresteia

    So here is the long-awaited review of the Rufus Wainwright and Regina Spektor show that took place at the Beacon exactly three nights ago. Alright, so maybe it's not long-awaited, but I'm a little bored and this seemed like the easiest way to relieve my boredom.

    After the most amazing meal I've ever had at the Blue Fin, we went uptown in a cab (note: this is important for later, because I didn't know where the Subway was to get home), and got to the theatre about five minutes before Regina started. She came out in a REALLY LOW-CUT purple sweater and a beautiful poofy red skirt, with her hair pulled back into a ponytail. She looked maybe a little nervous, but not too much so. She only had her keyboards, even though Rufus's giant grand piano was right behind her.

    I don't remember exactly what she played, but here's a partial set list (and I'm fairly sure I got everything):

    Ain't No Cover
    Twenty Years of Snow
    Dance Anthem of the 80s
    The Wallet
    Music Box
    Field Below
    Poor Little Rich Boy
  • new obsessions

    18 Oct 2005, 23:20 by trigger_hippie