• If I had $1,000,000

    30 Jul 2007, 15:29 by rrwm

    edit - I forgot the instructions originally
    001. put your music player on shuffle
    002. for each question press the 'next' button to get your answer
    Another edit should have added - taken from JadeyBeans' lastFm journal

    If someone says 'is that ok' you say;
    Escape from the Planet of the apes [They Might Be Giants]

    what would best describe your personality;
    Engel [Rammstein]

    what do you like in a guy or girl;
    Make it all okay [R.E.M.]

    how do you feel today;
    Come on now inside [Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds]

    what is your life's purpose;
    Man on the moon [R.E.M]

    what is your motto;
    Hard to Handle [The Black Crowes]

    what do your friends think of you;
    Leave the others alone [Sophie Ellis-Bextor]

    what do you think of often;
    Brian Wilson [Barenaked Ladies]

    what do you think of your best friend;
    Propinquity (I've just begun to care) [The Monkees]

  • The King is Dead; Long Live the King

    10 Aug 2006, 22:44 by scottwallace01

    With last week's chart updates, a day arrived that I assumed would come eventually. My favorite band, in terms of personal preference, is no longer my most scrobbled band. Alas, Guns N' Roses has fallen from its chart topping position to the second slot, replaced by my second favorite band, AC/DC.

    The reason I always knew AC/DC would eventually be my number one artist is a factor of both my enjoyment of their music and, in comparison to Guns, their much larger music catalog. I own eleven AC/DC albums (9 studio, 2 live) which dwarfs the six Guns albums (5 studio, 1 double live). In addition, the number of AC/DC studio albums I do NOT own, but occasionally have a listen to numbers at least five.

    This got me thinking about the bands that are either higher or lower on my charts than they will eventually settle. Some, of course, are high becuase I've only been a last.fm user for about four months, and current interests don't always reflect long term loves.

  • Concert List 1992

    1 Aug 2006, 23:10 by KeithJenner

    Here we go again, another year, this time 1992.

    29th January 1992 – Cheap and Nasty / Slug The Nightwatchman – The Marquee

    Not a huge fan of Cheap and Nasty, but they were pretty good.

    February 1992 – New England / Ignorance – The Marquee

    I’m not sure how I got into New England as I’m pretty sure that their album wasn’t out at this point. This was probably the first time I had actually heard them, and I imagine that we decided after reading a good review.

    Anyway, I was obviously impressed as I went back a few times.

    23rd March 1992 – Lou Reed – Hammersmith Odeon

    The only time I’ve seen Lou Reed live. Very nice it was too.

    April 1992 – Loud / New England – The Marquee

    Two decent bands together.

    14th May 1992 – New Model Army / Big Boy Tomato – Princes Hall, Aldershot

    Aldershot is an Army town and the talk before the gig was that they weren’t very happy about there being another army in town and were going to do something about it.

  • Sadly neglected - Part 2

    8 Jul 2006, 10:59 by KeithJenner

    I’m not sure whether anyone read the first part of this, and if so, whether you can stand another instalment, but here goes anyway pop pickers. Here’s numbers 60-51 in my chart of criminally underappreciated artists on last.fm

    If you missed part 1, this is a list of the artists in my media player collection (not including those only on compilations) who have the least number of last.fm listeners.

    60 – Billy Bragg and The Blokes – 507 Listeners

    I really hope that this comes in so low because people have tagged their copy of England, Half English as being by Billy Bragg. It is a very good album and every Billy fan should have one.

    If you’re in the States, it appears that you can get it off Amazon Marketplace for not much more than a dollar. Go on, you know you want to.

    59 – Tom Robinson – 477 Listeners

    Hardly surprising he is so low I suppose seeing as Tom Robinson Band only just get over 1,000 listeners and they have the classic 2-4-6-8 Motorway to help them along.

  • Izzy Stradlin to play at Norwegian Rock Cruise

    20 Dec 2005, 01:32 by jaknudsen

    For those of us fortunate to live in Norway, Izzy Stradlin will play april 29th at Rock The Boat, an annual rock mini-festival that takes place on a cruise ship (Stena Line). Altough I know and love Guns N' Roses, I've just briefly tapped into the album by Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds. I really like it so far, so do you have any other recommendations from Izzy's solo stuff?