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  • this is not a haiku...

    3 avr. 2006, 13h33m par tom_dissonance

    ...actually, it is.

    damn! it's time once again to write haikus about the personal recommendations last.fm gives me.

    (how do they figure some of this shit out?)

    Ben Folds
    Still close enough to
    the '80s to recall why
    Billy Joel was shit.

    MF DOOM
    Masked villain (with fast
    rhythm) smashed prism of my
    rash cynicism.

    Static Progression
    Came on, played right through,
    went off again. i think i
    maybe shrugged a bit.

    Shakira
    i liked her better
    when she was singing about
    the size of her tits.

    The Beatles
    Surely everyone
    already knows if they like
    The Beatles? (i don't.)

    Pink Floyd
    What the fuck is this,
    Dad Music Week? There's reasons
    you don't trust hippies.

    Pornoheft
    The track that played seems
    to suggest they're an avant-
    garde clapping band. Odd.

    Lyrics Born
    Guaranteed to rock
    any party or '80s
    radio station.

    Soggy Bottom Boys
    Not exactly a
    going artistic concern...
    good for hicks fix, though.

    Jaylib
    J Dilla is dead
    YET Nelly still walks the earth.
  • Survey

    18 mars 2006, 16h28m par Eruanna

    Im bored, whatever. I should do one of these every once in a while, because I dont know if whats in my top ten now will be later. This could be subject to change.

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:

    1 Kutless
    2 kiros
    3 Third Day
    4 Nightwish
    5 songstowearpantsto.com
    6 Lullatone
    7 Ambeon
    8 Jars of Clay
    9 Bryan Adams
    10 Jann Arden

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    // what was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Wake Up Wake Up

    // what is your favourite album of 2?
    Counterproductive probably -- its the only one I own!


    // what is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    I wish wed never got so far apart/especially when youve got my heart/between your teeth

    // how many times have you seen 4 live?
    Never

    // what is your favourite song by 7?
    Im not sure.... I like Estranged I guess.


    // what is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
    Umm.. what? I dont understand the question. Insensitive reminds me of my life...
  • Survey

    11 fév. 2006, 18h06m par Eruanna

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    The radio, which I am listening to because its my job (I work at the radio station) so it really says nothing about my musical taste.

    2. What song makes you sad?
    "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Greenday, and "Learn to be Lonely" by Mini Driver

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    I dunno... anything bluesish gets pretty darn annoying.

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    Probably Kutless, if my Last.FM charts are any indication, but I dont really play favourites with the music I listen to :)

    5.your newly discovered band is?
    Planet Bliss

    6. Best female voice?
    I dunno, there are alot of really great female vocalists out there, Im gonna go with Tarja from Nightwish. Or, she used to be from Nightwish.

    7. Best male voice?
    Oh, tough one. The lead singer from Nizlopi has an amazing voice, but its hard to choose right on the spot. most of the stuff I listen to is male vocals, so I really dont know. …
  • Cyclic Defrost Review Index (up to Dec 2005 and Issue 12)

    9 fév. 2006, 11h17m par sebsnarl

    CYCLIC DEFROST MAGAZINE REVIEWS INDEX (current to end 2005)

    See full hyperlinked index at http://www.cyclicdefrost.com/all_index.php?type=2

    #

    !!! - Louden Up Now (Warp/Inertia) (Issue #008 (June 2004))
    13 & God - Self-Titled (Anticon/Stomp) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
    @c - V3 (Cronica) (Issue #009 (November 2004))

    A

    A Gun Called Tension - A Gun Called Tension (Rogue/Inertia) (Issue #012 (September 2005))
    A Hawk and a Hacksaw - s/t (Leaf/Inertia) (Issue #009 (November 2004))
    A Silver Mt Zion - Horses In The Sky (Constellation/Inertia) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
    A-ux - Duotone (Sigma Records) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
    Accelera Deck - Pop Polling (Scarcelight) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
    Adult - D.U.M.E (Thrill Jockey/Inertia) (Issue #012 (September 2005))
    AGF - Language Is The Most (Quecksilber) (Issue #008 (June 2004))
    agf/Vladislav Delay - Explode (AGF/Inertia) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
    Ai Yamamoto - Euphonius (Outer) (Issue #012 (September 2005))
    Aidan Baker - Cicatrice (Dreamland) (Issue #008 (June 2004))
  • Recommendations: January 2006

    16 jan. 2006, 18h47m par Eruanna

    Bands and artists I have recently discovered and recommend:

    Bruce Birch
    Bruce sings kid songs. His music is a tad juivinile, but with catchy tunes and a great voice.
    Its the kind of little kids CD that you can safely give your little sibling, because you know that you WONT want to smack them for even daring to suggest putting it on after two times of playing it. All ages can enjoy it.

    Jupiter Sunrise
    Rock? Ish? Great vocals, and some really neat lyrical concepts. Its different, not something that can honestly be put into a genre.

    Kiros
    Rock music thats real easy to sing along to. The music is catchy and addictive. Theres not really much else to say about it, but thats its good.

    Kutless
    Rock? I dont know. I dont generaly place things into genres, but this music is awsome. Probably my favourite band thus far. I quite enjoy them. They have some amazingly uplifting lyrics and a great sound thats pretty hard to beat.

    Lamb
  • Notes about all my recommendations, so I might remember what to listen to (maybe)

    16 jan. 2006, 3h45m par quaskye

    Uncle Tupelo--straight forward country style rock 'n' roll, pretty good for all that. some of it is pretty catchy, e.g. watch me fall. but then sometimes they seem to lose the country and it's not as good.

    Fruit Bats --indie rock with maybe a 60s feel, ok.

    Lhasa-definitely way off from what I usually listen to, but a nice sounding latin female vocalist. don't know if it would ever stick in my mind, but worth listening to to find out. Might be able to sneak it in with some of my country stuff.

    Lullatone--again, love it!

    Doves--still decent sounding indie rock that i always forget to listen to.

    Cylob--ok as far as electronica goes, down-tempo and hiphoppy, more interesting and less thumping, but not sure how useful.

    Sefiros--like a very sad Sarah Mclaughlin? depressing but pretty piano and sometimes electronica for mourning to. Fairly simple, repetitive melodies make for good listening, and the songs tend to build slowly and not go anywhere too strongly…
  • more random notes, oh yeah

    4 jan. 2006, 1h34m par quaskye

    Arctic Monkeys--will I like them after 20 minutes though, who knows.

    Lullatone--it's a music box! a pretty music box. like Psapp. also


    Destroyer--I don't know, it's kind of okay, but maybe also boring...and in a similar vein is Snow Patrol, both kind of breathy melodic indy rock, for when i feel like that. Do I ever?

    and because I certainly need more gothic female-vocalist music (eh?! eh?!), Queen Adreena

    and for there is Flux Utopia, pretty good, no drums.

    and if I ever get tired of Lords of Acid for gross out hard electronica, there is Peaches. Seriously, ha ha ha ha. This is the best recommendation so far. (May also want to check out Ping Pong Bitches, if not just for the name)