22 Jul 2012, 14:05 by patteroast
17 Jan 2012, 20:35 by patteroastYeah, I think I like this enough to keep it up for the other artists that I have multiple albums by. I started with Barenaked Ladies, and now I'm moving on to They Might Be Giants. I don't have the kids' albums, but I did recently finish my collection of all the other studio albums.
They Might Be Giants (1986):
Favorite Song: She's An Angel
"I met someone at the dog show/she was holding my left arm/But everyone was acting normal/so I tried to look nonchalant/We both said, 'I really love you'/The Shriners loaned us cars/We raced up and down the sidewalk/twenty thousand million times..."
Runners Up: Don't Let's Start, Hide Away Folk Family, Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head
Least Favorite: Toddler Hiway
Favorite Song: Ana Ng
"Make a hole with a gun perpendicular/to the name of this town in a desktop globe/Exit wound in a foreign nation/Showing the home of the one this was written for..."
Runners Up: Mr. Me, Purple Toupee, Cowtown
Least Favorite: You'll Miss Me
3 Jul 2009, 18:08 by hablamosnicoSince I never write anything really music related (or at all) here, I decided I would. So I'm looking at my top 15 artists according to total listens on my profile page. Let's go. (And I may actually be indecisive or pick multiple for some artists, heh.)
1. Warren Zevon - This is a hard one. But up top are definitely Desperados Under The Eaves, Jeannie Needs a Shooter, Raspberry Beret (better than the original), Poor Poor Pitiful Me, and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, to name just a few—I like all his stuff! (You wonder why he's my top played?)
2. They Might Be Giants - Another hard one (there will be a lot of these). I'll say Ana Ng, Climbing The Walls, Birdhouse in Your Soul, New York City, Take Out The Trash, Snail Shell, Sleeping in the Flowers, etc. There are waaaay too many. All of their stuff is good. Definitely my favorite band of all time.
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Let me start off with saying that I hate people who just label this band as 'Jimi Hendrix. …
26 Dec 2008, 08:16 by cataphoresisI've decided to cross-post my old "Best Of" lists that I had on my website retarsia.com. Here's 1993:
1994 is considered by my friends and I, as quite possibly the best year for music to date. I had an unbearable time selecting only 10 albums for this list (sorry Biggie). 1994 gave me some of my favorite albums ever. If you don't believe me, you're a schmuck. Here's my best of '94...
10. Dos Dedos Mis Amigos - Pop Will Eat Itself
Reflections: This album, though not widely known, is one of my favorites. It's odd, but it really rocks. The Poppies were never big in America (I caught them once on tour with NIN and Manson), but after seeing the video for 'Ich Bin Ein Auslander' late night one day on MTV, I picked up the album, and was blown away. Produced by NIN's Reznor, his influence shows everywhere.
Best tracks: Everything's Cool, Ich Bin Ein Auslander, Fatman, Underbelly, Kick To Kill, Menofearthereaper
9. Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
25 Sep 2008, 01:02 by CantDecideANameThey Might Be Giants
I had some of their more well know songs that i really liked, such as Ana Ng and Particle Man. I had known they made theme songs also and liked those. Since i had only a few of their songs, i felt i needed more. So i got all their stuff. Played it chronologically, They Might BeGiants to The Else.
I fell in love with the first album because its so weird and unique. Then Lincoln continued that trend and i also fell in love with that album. When Flood came along, i really didn't like it as much as the previous two albums, i knew the hits on it, but it was different from what i was expecting, it seemed less odd to me, and i enjoyed the oddness of the other two albums. Over time i enjoyed it though, i like it more than their debut now. Apollo 18 i liked right off the bat, and the whole Fingertips idea, making a whole bunch of small/shorts songs so you can put it in shuffle and have tons of possible playlists for one album.
25 Oct 2006, 16:29 by rtreynor1)Gump sat alone on a bench in the park
2)Hey Joe, where you goin' with that money in your hand?
3)The heat of the day begins to die
Starless Summer Sky
4) From the mountain tops down to the sunny street,
5) Stop the bus, I wanna be lonely
6) Marilyn Monroe didn't marry Henry Miller
7) You're a white collar boy and you gave into the law
WHITE COLLAR BOY
8) That was some hurricane, rode in on the back of a heart attack.
9) Johnny's always running around trying to find certainty
Johnny & Mary
10) You know I used to be a bad girl I got busy in the bathroom
Volvo Driving Soccer Mom
11)They call me 'The Wild Rose' but my name was Elisa Day
Where the Wild Roses Grow
12) I'm you're only friend I'm not your only friend
Birdhouse in Your Soul
13) You don't know how you move me deconstruct me
Sick of Myself
14) If you change your mind I'm the first in line
Take a Chance on Me
16 Oct 2006, 16:53 by rtreynorTITLE THAT LYRIC!
Here, like every other journal on last.fm, is my shuffled 25-song first lyric. Guess them and win a prize.* Don't use Google. Or any other search engine. You *may* however, consult your CD collection...however, my cd collection is probably a lot lamer than yours, so consult your lame cds.
CLUE A: #2 and #22 don't sound at all similar, but have surprisingly similar opening lyrics.
CLUE B: Several of the songs mention the title in the opening line.
CLUE C: Here are all of the artists that perform the songs (not in any order, however) that haven't been guessed yet: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Jimi Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Marshall Crenshaw, Aztec Camera, Elliott Smith, Belly, Belle & Sebastian, The Thrills, Jill Sobule, Robert Palmer, Steely Dan, Everclear, ABBA, The Bangles, Ben Folds Five, Matthew Sweet, & Paul McCartney And Wings.
Congrats to Mikey for being the first to play.
3 Sep 2006, 05:22 by K4-713Ever since I was a kid, I loved playing around with applying sets of simple (yet rigid) rules to a large system, and following them through until a resolution is reached.
Nerd Life! Or something.
Anyway, it's a habit I never got out of. If anything, it's just gotten more ambitious as I got older and grew more patient.
The most ambitious version of this game, is what I'm currently doing with my entire music library.
I... am conducting a Song Fight.
The rules are simple: You throw every single song in your library in a playlist, and for every one you listen to, you delete *at least* one song off the playlist without listening to it.
I had a mini-song fight on my machine at work, and after several weeks of songs beating the hell out of other songs, it eventually came down to these three winners:
Sleeping in the Flowers - This song just seems to outline my perfect day, you know? Or maybe it's just something about sitting in my cubicle all day long…