21 Mar 2011, 13:11 by urolithiasis
3 Jan 2011, 13:40 by Food_For_Cat
21 Aug 2010, 09:16 by muzikizumJanuary 2010
There was so many animal tracks to to choose from that I needed some kind of theme to filter through them all. Eventually, I came up with this...
According to Chinese legend, the twelve animals quarreled one day as to who was to head the cycle of years. The gods were asked to decide and they held a contest: whoever was to reach the opposite bank of the river would be first, and the rest of the animals would receive their years according to their finish.
All the twelve animals gathered at the river bank and jumped in. Unknown to the ox, the rat had jumped upon his back. As the ox was about to jump ashore, the rat jumped off the ox's back, and won the race. The pig, who was very lazy, ended up last. That is why the rat is the first year of the animal cycle, the ox second, and the pig last.
1. Rat Race - The Specials
2. Tiny Oxen - The Bronzed Chorus
3. The Tiger - DJ Shadow
6 Mar 2010, 18:59 by Hyde_
1 Dec 2009, 20:30 by Greg9386Greg's Xmas Playlist
December 1, 2009
Here's the list of my favourite crimbo songs, all released as singles. The date of the release is bracketed. Click here for more tracks tagged as 'Christmas' by me.
Andy Williams-It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year(released in2007)
Band Aid-Do They Know It's Christmas?(released in1984)
Band Aid II-Do They Know It's Christmas?(released in2004)
Band Aid 20-Do They Know It's Christmas?(released in2004)
blink-182-I Won't Be Home For Christmas(released in1998)
Bo Selecta-Proper Crimbo(released in2003)
Brenda Lee-Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree(released in1962)
Bruce Springsteen-Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town(released in1985)
The Darkness-Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)(released in2003)
Dean Martin-Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!fromA Winter Romance Part 1 EP(released in1959)
Eagles-Please Come Home for Christmas(released in1978)
1 Dec 2008, 20:25 by sayheyheyheyA Winter Symphony - Sarah Brightman
Arrival STAR TRACK!! This is possibly the most instantly accessible, joyous singalong track by Sarah that I've ever had the pleasure of putting through my CD player. This is a celebration of winter festivals, a huge brightly coloured warmly welcoming magical land festooned with party lights and festooned with streamers and baubles against a backdrop of snow. [10/10]
Colder Than Winter A gentle and romantic ballad in which Sarah laments love lost. A conventional ballad which would sit well on the album of any major artist as a stand-out track, but at least with Sarah, you know that it is going to be sung well. [9/10]
Ave Maria A duet with Fernando Lima, this is sung in what I take to be Latin or Italian. Doesn't particular strike me as a track for the holidays, but then I guess I'm relaying more about my spiritual interests than about this track. It's amazingly composed and structured using a full orchestra to moving effect. More in line with Sarah's penchant for 'Classics'. …
30 Oct 2008, 13:48 by sayheyheyheyThe Holiday Album for 2008: Enya vs Sarah Brightman
I've not normally been taken in by holiday or Christmas themed albums. It took me a few years to buy that quintessential seasonal favourite Merry Christmas by Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston's One Wish: The Holiday Album completely passed me by and it was only this summer in a sale that I finally relented and bought the wonderful Bette Midler's Cool Yule.
So, why am I taking two albums for this year's festive season so much more seriously? I cannot easily explain it, apart from possibly my respect for the calibre of the two artists concerned - Enya and Sarah Brightman.
The former of the two, Enya, offers up And Winter Came. For reasons best know to themselves, the record company stinger and the artist's ten minute interview promo offer up little in the way of samples - indeed, a big chunk of the promo focusses on the twenty year anniversary of Orinocho Flow. However, there are hints aplenty. …
18 Sep 2008, 19:05 by LugaidVandroiyThey've done a lot. :P
Aces High (Iron Maiden)
Don't Stop At The Top (Scorpions)
Silent Scream (Slayer)
Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
Somebody Put Something In My Drink (Ramones)
No Commands (Stone)
Oops I Did It Again (Britney Spears)
Bed Of Nails (Alice Cooper)
She is Beautiful (Andrew WK)
Ghost Riders in the Sky (Stan Jones, also done by Johnny Cash)
Lookin' Out My Back Door (Credence Clearwater Revival)
Mass Hypnosis (Sepultura)
Shot in the Dark (Ozzy Osbourne)
Talk Dirty To Me (Poison)
Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (Kenny Rogers)
Tracks that CoB did NOT cover:
The Final Countdown (Europe): this was covered by Norther. Also has been done by Dispatched.
The Trooper (Iron Maiden): this was covered by Sentenced.
One (Metallica): this was covered by a Korean band called "C.O.B.", which appears on the tribute album, "Am I Metallica".
Iron, Steel, Metal is an original song by Wizzard.
Repent (Whore) is an original song by Cryhavoc.
6 Feb 2008, 15:57 by AlexboyCOIf you are lucky, you are a good musician.
More luck - you are a composer too.
Much more luck - you are a producer either.
Best of all - you are
co-founder and member of
* Electric Light Orchestra
* Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders
* The Idle Race
had been the first bands guitar player Jeff Lynne had been a member of.
And soon he started as a producer and a friend of strings in the songs.
Another musician of Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders,
got famous with the hits of
* The Move
and invited Mr. Lynne to join in. Togehter they recorded
- Looking On
in 1970 and one year later
- Message From The Country
Roy "Bev" Bevan.
1971 had been the year
of the first record of the Electric Light Orchestra
- No Answer
Most of the instruments were played by Mr. Wood and Mr. Lynne.
They both sang the leading vocals too.
Mr. Bevan still played drums and the added musicians,
28 Nov 2007, 21:42 by ThreeEvilsIn a bid to prevent the most prestigious chart position of the year being sullied by the usual manufactured pop shite whiney ballady tosh, Reuben have taken it upon themselves to record and release their own Christmas song this year. Out December 17 on iTunes, it's called Christmas Is Awesome, and it's fookin' brilliant.
Here's the video, which is equally awesome:
And if you're lucky enough to be seeing them in Camden on Thursday (29/11), they're playing it live for the first time ever.
I insist that you buy it, or I won't be your friend. Seriously, even if you don't like it that much, it'll be 80p, and it'll be something different to remember in years to come. Also, it'd be bloody hilarious to see it on one of those Christmas compilation discs alongside the likes of Slade, Wizzard and Cliff Richard.