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Since I'm on a music kick and have successfully swapped a ton of cds on SwapaCD, which means I have credits that are burning a hole in my pocket, I have a question for the great LJ braintrust.

I'm looking to fill gaps in my music collection. Instead of sitting here and paging through pages of posted cds I'd like an idea of bands/singers to look for. I want to know those albums that are must haves, things that a music collection can't live without. I started going through Rolling Stones Top 500 all time albums and realized that I'm not a big fan of some of the groups or already have the album. I'm not going to go all willy nilly and collect everything, but I do want some ideas of new/old music. So what ideas have you guys got?
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Do you have yours?
That's right, we are going to the Sasquatch Festival Memorial Day weekend where I will see R.E.M. and The Cure. Yeah, there are a bunch of other bands playing, but we all know who really matters. And we are being wimps. Really Ronette is being the wimp, but we got a hotel room instead of camping. Now I just have to find places for the dog and cat to stay.
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I'd just like to vent for a moment . . .

So I requested a cd on swapacd, requested it with the disc inserts, get the cd and at some point the inserts had something spilled on them. And not one of those spilled and "oh, I need to clean that up quickly" but spilled and "oh, I wonder when I spilled that". I've got a clear imprint where the cd sat in the spill and the entire front insert is completely stuck together. Annoying, but I have no real recourse because swapacd's only concern is whether the disc you get plays or not. The disc plays so I'll just whine here about it.

OK, I'm done.

If only

Jan. 17th, 2008 07:42 am
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If only I were still in San Francisco because then I could go see the Joy Division documentary at the Yerba Buena Arts Center. Alas, I am not and will have to wait.
fancytalk: (rainbow sex)
fancytalk: (music)
I forgot how much good music I own. I'm sitting here with party shuffle going on iTunes and I'm listening to stuff I haven't listened to in a long time.

Technology is good, but sometimes it gets in the way.
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The UPS man brought my Amazon box today.
It had lots of books for the beach.
More importantly it had my new Tori Amos cd (American Girl Posse).
Oh my! I love it.
All of it.
Thought it was just "Big Wheel" that I was really digging.
I love it all.
Also got the new Kelly Clarkson album. I haven't listened to that one yet, but I'll tell everyone if I love it as much as I love the Tori one.

On that note, we leave tomorrow for Hawaii. Halfway to your house [ profile] curefreak. I'll be back next Tuesday. Computer time will be limited but I'm going to go check out voice post numbers right now. Everyone be good.
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I've been annoyed with MTV and VH1 for a while because they barely play music videos anymore. When they do manage to play a few, it's the same 20 that I've seen 20 other times. However, since I thought part of the problem was the fact that I chose two specific shows to record, that I would step it up and record anything that came on in the middle of the night or really early in the morning. ('Cuz I'm asleep and I don't want to disturb my beauty rest.)

So last night I set up every single music video segment on MTV and VH1. Which was actually very few given the amount of 30 minute crap shows they had on last night. And this morning I watched/fast forwarded while I ate my breakfast. Here are the results -

MTV - 2 hours of music videos - all Rap - all bad Rap - and if I see another Rap video with blinding bling, the Bently (or other flashy car) thumping, the over-made, pouffed-up, practically nekkid girl rubbing all over the rapper like he was better than sliced bread, and the same frickin' line over and over (Mims - This is why I'm hot) I think I might scream. Or at least not watch MTV anymore, at least not for music. I like my rap old school. And I won't get into the nasty, bitch-slappin' rap.

Onto 4 hours of VH1, viewed in about 20 minutes - thank goodness for a fast forward button - Specifically this was JumpStart - theorectically I think it should be a wide variety of stuff - Oh no - I'm completely wrong - It's 4 hours of Fresh and then you get the hour of Fresh when JumpStart ends - So I've seen Beyonce/Shakira - 3, Fergie (Glamorous) - 4, Justin w/Scarlett - 4, The Killers - 3, Nelly Furtado - 3 . . . The same frickin' videos over and over and over. Yes, there were other videos and commercials in there. I finally saw Katherine McPhee and Hilary Duff's videos, but overall it was repeats of the same stuff I've seen. I want some fresh music!!!!!!

So is it just me or do I have some idealized view of what MTV used to be? That you were able to see favorites and Top 40 and all that stuff, but you also were exposed to new stuff on a regular basis. Oh well, I guess I'll go back to searching out new music on my own instead of relying on the media to expose me.
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How to Appreciate Death Metal

I love that step #7 is - Respect the Artist because "The greatest death metalists almost can't make a living with what they do, and yet the musicians in these bands continue to soldier on in spite of their obscurity."

Plus the warning that should "you become enamored with death metal, be prepared for more raised eyebrows and grimaces".

With all this knowledge, I think I'll go make fun of my death metal friend some more.

U2, Me2

Dec. 5th, 2006 04:33 pm
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I forgot!
Sunday, Ronette and I went to the U2charist at a local Episcopal church. Apparently someone, somewhere along the way (Maine, I believe) decided to use Bono and U2 as inspiration for a eucharist service. I have to say, as someone who doesn't do the organized religion thing, that this was one of the best worship services that I've attended. And maybe it was the music, but a brilliant use of music that means something to me. It was also great to watch everyone whose has been through puberty sing without looking at the lyrics. Even better was watching everyone currently entertaining puberty have to sing from the lyric sheets.
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So I discovered this little video this morning too.
If you are anti-Bush, you will enjoy it. If you are pro-Bush, well don't look.

I loved the song so much, I went to go check out Jim's Big Ego.
I'm digging this too.
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I have just discovered The Sad Little Stars for my listening pleasure. I had to go to iTunes and download the album.

If you go to their website, you can listen to the album by clicking the music buttons at the bottom of the screen. My favorite so far is Don't F*ck with Love, the last line in particular makes me laugh. So go have a listen and enjoy.

Oh my!

Oct. 10th, 2005 04:25 pm
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I'm not one to be shocked, but what a surprise to pull up my friends page and have pictures of a penis staring at me. Gotta love [ profile] randompost. I don't recommend checking it out unless you haven't gotten a good laugh in for the day yet. It also makes me realize the consequences of the digital revolution and too much time on ones hands.

I'm having a lovely time sitting here waiting for the computer to decide that 25 vlookups isn't too much to handle. I keep waiting for the "we're sorry, but Excel has just decided to take a leave of absence" message. I've already tried everything I can think of to get rid of the hang-up, spinning colorwheel of death and destruction. I'm at a loss. If anyone is familiar with Macs and can give me another tip/trick to fix the hang-up issue, I'll try anything once. And if the suggestion is to either a. switch to a PC or b.use non-Windows software, are you buying the computer?

A friend lost their iPod in the backseat of the car which I finally found after cleaning all the junk out so I'm sitting here listening to music that I don't own. It's kind of fun because he has a lot of classical and music that I would term "high church hymns". He and his partner just went on a Baltic Sea cruise and the music that is on the iPod is left from the trip. It's interesting to see what other people use for travel music. He has a playlist entitled Moonlight @ 40K. Now, I don't know who set the playlist up, but it's an excellent candlelight, romantic evening alone, I love you so very very much collection of songs. I'm going to have to copy the list down so I can recreate it.

I keep having dreams lately about things not working the way they are suppose to. Well, I thought the dreams were just the door that wouldn't lock. Last night was the pool without water. Like the door dream where one side locks and the other doesn't. The pool was split into four sections with the water spilling from one pool to another. Two of the pools actually had water and the other two had none even though they are all connected together. Another realization is that the things that don't work keep doubling - a double door, four pools. I don't know what could come in eight, but it does seem like the dream/issue is escalating.

OK, looks like Excel is ready to play nice. Back to the mines.


Sep. 27th, 2005 04:37 pm
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My nano has finally left Hong Kong and has made it across the lake to Alaska. Yippee!
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I've been watching the fight to save the current CBGB's location for months and it seems that everything has failed.
This is a dark day in music history.
CBGB's is a historical landmark.
It is a place of worship for many.

I am very sad. I know that they will probably find another location, but it just won't feel the same.

The Horror! The Horror!
fancytalk: (day&dave)
Who knows what motivated me to visit Music Outfitters and type 1991 in their search engine.

I've seen this a couple of other times, where you highlight the songs you remember from the year you graduated. I'd like to see a more comprehensive list than just what's on the pop charts. Although sickly, I know most of the pop charts too. I might have to try this for other years.

Proof of my whacked out musical tastes )
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That almost killed me I might add. Geez. I walked because parking would be a bitch. I didn't take my bike because I didn't think I should operate a moving vehicle. Needless to say, I need to rest now. Good thing I picked up an extra book to go along with my regular fare.

The reason for more boring "I <3 libraries" talk is because I have to tell [ profile] yarbiedoll about the Art and Music section. The 5th Floor. Yes, that's right, an entire floor dedicated to art and music. I actually went upstairs looking for a book on crocheting with beads, but I heard angels singing as I stepped off the elevator and went to explore. I don't think I've seen a library this well equipped in art and music ever.

Movies galore. It's better than any video rental store.
The vinyl records. I think they had just about everything.
A great assortment of cds.
The piece de resistance? An entire wall of sheet music. Scores of piano music. And I'm not talking a 5 x 8 rectangle of wall-space. Think D. H. Hill and think of one of the rows in the stacks, 9th floor is probably a good imaginary space. Imagine one of those filled from Brahms to Stravinsky with two rows dedicated to Haydn. Sheet music as far as the eye can see. I may have blacked out in the glory. I desperately want my piano here so I can check out music.
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OK I'm having a lazy day and am reading a book. I've got the television on in the background and I'm listening to MTV. We won't get into why I'm listening/watching MTV but I've just watched my first episode of TRL - just because it was on and I was too lazy to change the channel.

The Find:
They just did this 30 second spot on a group called Young @ Heart Chorus.
You'll have to read the story if you're interested but it's a chorus of people who are over 70. They don't sing the traditional choral songs, they sing rock classics and current hits. TRL was highlighting their rendition of Hey Ya. It would be a trip to have an album of them performing. You can check out a few MP3s on the site like Stairway to Heaven, Whip It and Staying Alive.
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Random searching on the internet this morning discovered
the official Nikki Meets the Hibachi website.

It's not new cds, but it's a step closer knowing that I can seek them out at gigs in NC.
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I always knew this to be true.

Your Taste in Music:

80's Alternative: Highest Influence
80's Pop: Highest Influence
90's Alternative: Highest Influence
90's Pop: Highest Influence
90's Rock: Highest Influence
Adult Alternative: Highest Influence
Alternative Rock: Highest Influence
Classic Rock: Highest Influence
Country: Highest Influence
Hair Bands: Highest Influence
Progressive Rock: Highest Influence
Punk: Highest Influence
R&B: Highest Influence
80's Rock: High Influence
90's R&B: High Influence
Old School Hip Hop: High Influence
80's R&B: Medium Influence
90's Hip Hop: Medium Influence
Heavy Metal: Medium Influence
Ska: Medium Influence
Gangsta Rap: Low Influence
Hip Hop: Low Influence


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