• Hard-On For War/Mix

    9 Jun 2006, 01:29 by tomauto

    Had a big, somewhat drunken conversation with a bunch of old friends at a wedding a couple weekends back and thoughts of our generation living during wartime seemed to come up often. The groom's dad mentioned his anxiety during his young 20's of having to deal with Vietnam and the draft, etc. Although most of us present were at the age where that wouldn't be a worry even if it was reinstated, the idea of having to fight in a war that you may find unjust, or maybe even just poorly executed was fairly overwhelming. So I went through my library and just picked out some tunes at random that I thought addressed the subject. Some are political, some just emotional, but it was hard work to put together as there were alot of tunes I had to leave out. There are lots of great war related tunes out there, anyone who wants to name of few of their faves would be most appreciated. A good bit of these songs are available at, which I think was put together by Sonic Youth many years back.
  • Lyric Challenge I

    7 Jun 2006, 03:39 by JnB987

    Step 1: Open up whatever MP3 program you use 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 embarassing the song.
    Step 4: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 5: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 6: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    1: Load up on guns...
    Smells Like Teen Spirit

    2: Nation to nation, all the world, must come together...

    3: Once there was a way...
    Golden Slumbers

    4: If you're travelling in the North Country fair...
    Girl From the North Country

    5: Summer has come and passed...
    Wake Me Up When September Ends

    6: 5 AM, March 16th...
    Jesus on the Radio

    7: Crazy Janey and her Mission Man...
    Spirit in the Night

    8: I heard there was a secret chord...

    9: You build me up, you knock me down...

    10: A used pink bathrobe...

  • Lyrics Game

    31 May 2006, 14:38 by Cheelo

    Thieving again! and avoiding work...

    so I here that fifty is how many lyrics other people are doing. I ain't got that kinda time to waste so we'll see when I get bored.

    First lines from songs that have come up at random from my ipod - guess the songs... when someone gets it right I bold the lyric... sitting comfortably? then lets begin!

    1. I saw her, yeah I saw her with a black tongue tied round the roses.

    2. When you grow up, livin' like a good boy oughta

    3. spanish songs in andalucia

    4. people are strange, and you're the strangest.

    5. broken windows in the empty hall-way

    6. here at brymar college we can get you ready for the 21st century

    7. I did it today, I made myself say

    8. whenever there's music the devil kicks

    9. a long time ago we used to be friends but i haven't heard from you lately at all

    10. business calls me, trouble down the water front.

    Okay I think ten will do - had to go through about 30 songs to find 10 with first lines that i could use! instrumental's kept coming up!
  • Growing young with rock and roll

    7 May 2006, 04:19 by guerosinfe

    It's four in the morning and raining. I'm 27 today, feeling old, listening to my records, and remembering that things were different a decade ago. In 1964, I was a freshman at Brandeis University, playing guitar and banjo five hours a day, listening to records most of the rest of the time, jamming with friends during the late-night hours, working out the harmonies to Beach Boys' and Beatles' songs.

    Real Paper soul writer Russell Gersten was my best friend and we would run through the 45s everyday: Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By" and "Anyone Who Had A Heart," The Drifters' "Up On the Roof," Jackie Ross' "Selfish One," The Marvellettes' "Too Many Fish in the Sea," and the one that no one ever forgets, Martha Reeves And The Vandellas' "Heat Wave." Later that year a special woman named Tamar turned me onto Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Hour" and Otis Redding's "Respect," and then came the soul. Meanwhile, I still went to bed to the sounds of The Byrds' "Mr. …
  • ND#63: Surveying the Past, Present, and Future of American Music

    30 Apr 2006, 02:42 by jcshepard

    No Depression magazine surveys roots music every other month ( and used to bill itself as the home of "whatever that is". The name, as you know, originates with No Depression. 'Tis my Bible of Americana Music such as it is.

    OK, you also know I've done this before. If I'm not careful I'll turn it into my personal meme. Will try to restrain myself in the future, but it's raining out. so her she goes.

    ND#63 has Jon Dee Graham and Alejandro Escovedo on the cover, with top plugs for Buck Owens, Dr. John, Josh Ritter, and Cassandra Wilson. Of these, I'm familiar with all but the last. I will read to become informed.

    Live Show writeups: Van Morrison, Jeff Tweedy, Wilco (are they not one in the same? I know, read to become informed...); Jesse Dayton, Mavis Staples, Ray Davies, Silver Jews. Of these, 1 strike-out with Mr. Davies, tho I don't know that any of the rest show up in my charts.

  • A-Z

    27 Apr 2006, 17:59 by sophstixx

    Probably not a bad idea for my first entry... Might give a better idea than my charts, as having deleted a vast amount of music from my hard drive in order to create some space means there's a lot of stuff I can only actually listen to on my iPod.

    A: At The Drive-In. Or A Silver Mt. Zion.
    B: Bjork/Ben Harper?
    C: The Cure, without a doubt. And Coheed. Hmm, this is starting to look suspiciously paired...
    D: Death Cab For Cutie/Donavon Frankenreiter
    E: Elliott Smith
    F: The Flaming Lips
    G: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Glitterati or Guillemots. Too hard to choose.
    H: Harry And The Potters deserve this I feel.
    I: Iron & Wine
    J: José González
    K: Kings Of Convenience
    L: Lemon Jelly
    M: The Mars Volta. Or Massive Attack. Or The Moirai. Possibly My Bloody Valentine. This is hard.
    N: Nick Drake
    O: Of Montreal
    P: The Postal Service
    Q: I'm not gonna say anyone for this one, because I can't think of anything I like quite enough to be classified as a 'favourite'.
    R: The Rakes & Randy Newman
  • Minus Five: Booze, Betrayal, Bibles and Gun

    13 Apr 2006, 19:05 by scourtney

    Minus Five: Booze, Betrayal, Bibles and Guns

    Scott McCaughey has always had to squeeze Minus Five — a band that also includes Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin and John Ramberg — into the cracks of busy schedules. Never one to wait through endless hours for lonely inspiration, McCaughey is more likely to lay down the first chords of a song at a grand piano while R.E.M. are overdubbing next door or to sandwich in a low-profile show between European jaunts with Robyn Hitchcock. He'll spend a couple of days in Chicago with Wilco, and pencil in a single West Coast session with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy. John Wesley Harding might drop by and offer a chord or two of improvement on whatever McCaughey is thrashing out at the moment, or McCaughey may be gearing up for a giant-venue tour with R.E.M. Yet out of this overscheduled and amiable chaos, McCaughey has managed to elicit 12 albums of stellar, Beatle-esque pop with Minus Five, culminating in his most recent, The Gun Album, just out on Yep Roc.
  • A sad state of affairs

    2 Apr 2006, 21:11 by Audaxregina

    Have you ever wondered why it's perfectly acceptable for girls to be obsessed with things? Ahem, specifically male artists or male dominated bands? Think about it, everybody thought Teenieboppers were annoying and out of control, but if they had a few Backstreet Boys posters lying around that was fine. If they talked about them none stop everybody thought those poor teenies were incredibly annoying and needed a life. HOWEVER, they didn't think that they needed therapy. Well why not? It's a little bizarre to devote your life to someone you don't even know, just because you saw something in either their music or their face (as I believe is the case with boy bands).

    We all think that moving into groupie territory is a little dangerous. However, if you meet one, you might be like, "well, she could make so much better use of her time than chasing after The Rolling Stones", you probably wouldn't say, "Oh that's really heart breaking, that they're offering up sex just so that they can be close to 'greatness'". …
  • recently bought CDs

    6 Mar 2006, 01:40 by shnickyfan

    so i've been adding more CDs to my collection. including 2 Disney ones!! XD one's called Disney Wishes!. the description states "Superstar artist perform Disney Classics in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation". and it features artists such as Elton John, Phil Collins, Jesse McCartney =D, Tony Bennett, Randy Newman, Sting and many many others! yayy!

    the 2nd Disney CD i bought is Radio Disney's Jingle Jams. christmas stuff by pop artists! like Jesse McCartney, Hilary Duff, Jump5, Aaron Carter, Raven-Symone, Ashlee Simpson, Greg Raposo (=D hottieee!), Skye Sweetnam, Stacie Orrico and many others once again. many many christmas classics on this one! done in a pop way similar to the DisneyMania CDs i guess. i'm lovin' those CDs as well! they're amazing! will buy DisneyMania 2 and 3 soon. really do like em!

    a 3rd CD i recently bought is Measure of a Man. i really loved The Way and This Is The Night by him. so thought i'd give the album a try. even tho i HATED Invisible, cus i still think D-Side's version is loads better. …
  • iTunes Quiz

    6 Feb 2006, 19:42 by KDidles

    I saw this on somebody else's journal page, and it looked interesting and, well, terrifying.

    Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following, because following the crowd has always been a good enough reason.

    Total number of tracks: 7023

    Sort by song title:
    -First Song: "Axe Throws" SFX - Kill Bill Vol 1
    -Last Song: Randy Newman::Zurg's Planet
    Sort by time:
    -Shortest Song: Flip Sting SFX - Kill Bill Vol 1
    -Longest Song: Dave Matthews Band::Lie In Our Graves
    Sort by album:
    -First Song: Mariah Carey::Sweetheart
    -Last Song: Rockapella::Sexual Healing

    Top 10 Most Played Songs:
    1) Mariah Carey::We Belong Together
    2) Gustavo Santaolalla::The Wings
    3) Dire Straits::Brothers in Arms
    4) Joss Stone::Holding Out for a Hero
    5) Joss Stone::Sleep Like a Child
    6) Billy Joel::Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
    7) The Rasmus::Time to Burn
    8) The Rasmus::Funeral Song
    9) Sam Cooke::A Change Is Gonna Come
    10) Lynyrd Skynyrd:Simple Man

    First five songs that comes up on Shuffle: