• Desert Island Mix

    26 Nov 2007, 07:30 by lovelylynn

    In the grand old tradition of desert island mixes, this is mine.

    1. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
    2. Damien Rice - Delicate
    3. Armin van Buuren - Burned With Desire
    4. Badly Drawn Boy - Silent Sigh
    5. Belle and Sebastian - I Don't Love Anyone
    6. Binocular - Deep
    7. Bright Eyes - Bowl Of Oranges
    8. Cardigans - Erase/Rewind
    9. Cash Brothers - Shadow of Doubt
    10. The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
    11. Foo Fighters - Walking After You
    12. Iron & Wine / Calexico - 16, Maybe Less
    13. Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You
    14. Louise- Stuck In The Middle
    15. Lunascape - Raven Star
    16. Magnetic Fields - All My Little Words
    17. Maria Mena - You're The Only One
    18. Nada Surf - Paper Boats
    19. Nada Surf - Blonde On Blonde
    20. Gwenyth Paltrow & Huey Lewis - Cruisin'
    21. Pete Yorn - Strange Condition
    22. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
    23. Telepopmusik - Breathe
    24. Tori Amos - Tear In Your Hand
    25. U2 - Electrical Storm
    26. Radiohead - House of Cards
  • Fifty lines, fifty songs.

    11 Jun 2007, 10:19 by jessichaos

    Step 1: Open up whatever you use to listen to music and add every song in your collection.
    Step 2: Put it on random.
    Step 3: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
    Step 4: Post and let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 5: Bold the songs that someone guesses correctly.
    Step 6: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    01. "Well, I'm trying hard to pass the time, but I just got more time to kill."
    02. "This is the story of our first teacher."
    03. "Turn on my VCR - same one I've had for years." When the World Is Running Down
    04. "People stared at the make-up on his face." Lady Stardust
    05. "Ever since my baby left me, you know this ghost town ain't no fun no more."
    06. "Fifteen minutes, just waiting for a train."
    07. "Just like a bird that sings up the sun in a dawn so very dark." There Is a Kingdom
  • My modest attempt at world domination

    26 Aug 2006, 07:21 by waterbeetle

    aka Bands and Artists who should have more listeners

    I raved about a relatively obscure Melbourne band, The Daze, the other day, and the number of listeners went up by two. Not statistcally significant, I know, but if you ignore the fact that I probably had nothing to do with it, it was an awesome power rush. So I figure it's time to ramble on about some other underrated bands and artists (I'm thinking an arbitrary threshhold of less than 1000 listeners) and see if I can change the world, just that tiny little bit, for the better. Plus, I'll be spreadin' the music, and that's what it's all about. For the purposes of my power rush, all these bands have freely downloadable music on their websites/myspace so you can have them on your charts within a few minutes. We do, indeed, live in a golden age.

    First up - the locals:

    181 listeners, downloads here and here
    Great band. They're connected to Augie March in some way, I can't remember how. …
  • It's the time of the season...

    10 Aug 2006, 13:39 by waterbeetle

    Of all seasons, cold and flu season is my least favourite. While I do get to do things that I like, such as lie down and watch tv, I miss out on other favourite activities, like breathing comfortably.

    To add to my woes, it's a tricky business finding music to soothe me in my sufferings. My usual listening fare is somewhat mellow with a side of melancholy, but in my current state I've had to crank that up, or rather down, several notches. Anything remotely fast, loud, repetitive or involving percussion is right out. Any songs not starting with softly strummed acoustic guitar, or tender vocal harmonies are skipped on default. Anything loud or punchy makes my head ache. Anything too repetitive makes me dizzy and a little nauseous.

    It makes it tough. I tried listening to Joe Henry's Flesh and Blood, but it failed on the dizzy criteria. Pity - great song:

    The fever in my brain is leaving
    Smoke behind my eyes
    When the part of me that wants to change