Sep. 2nd, 2012 10:29 pm
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I kinda want Matt LeBlanc to form a band which only does '80s covers, and call it Joey Division. 

aw, yeah

Jul. 19th, 2012 02:44 pm
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"Oingo Boingo Radio
To start things off, we'll play a song that exemplifies the musical style of Oingo Boingo which features a subtle use of paired vocal harmony, mild rhythmic syncopation, repetitive melodic phrasing, extensive vamping and minor key tonality."

It's really nice to have access to Pandora again. 
chronovore: (OMFG)
pre-ordering available. apparently not free this time. (ha!)
chronovore: (mouthy)
The guy in the song Lips of an Angel is a dick. How did this song become popular? Is it that common to talk to your ex secretively on the phone, to want to go back into an unhealthy relationship with your ex,  when she's with someone else already, too? Hang up. You're both bad news. Grow up.

Why I am even listening to it: I have to sing it. Grooveshark.com lets me build a playlist of songs they have on their database, so between it and the wikipedia track listings, I am able to listen to the entire playlist of all of my music games, which is useful for anything they have that's not in my library, like this song. This song is in at least two of the games, Karaoke Revolution Encore 2, and Band Hero. I guess it was pretty big. You guys probably heard most of this stuff on the radio, at supermarkets and coffeeshops and bakeries, ad nauseum.
chronovore: (magnum)
The following kind of requires that (a) you're older than about 35 or so and (b) interested in the fairer sex. But not necessarily.

Out of these unattainable women from old music videos, who were the hottest?
  1. Mannequin chicas from Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love
  2. Checkerboard twins from Tom Petty's Don't Come Around Here No More
  3. Stop hotpants lady, coveralls girl, and/or pageboy wig lady from Young MC's Bust A Move
  4. Tawny Kitaen from Whitesnake's Here I Go Again
...And don't get me started on Girls On Film. I almost added Adam Ant from his own Stand and Deliver, but didn't want [livejournal.com profile] chernobylred  to spend half the day trying to figure out how to vote more than once.


Apr. 27th, 2010 02:21 pm
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I'm writing a country-western song about the forlorn love of a man whose girlfriend and found out she likes girls just as much as she likes boys and eats pie three times a day, called "By-and-large She's Gettin' Bi and Large."
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This is one of my favorite songs. Evar.
chronovore: (furious)
Sometimes I'm stunned by how much music affects my mood. I've got a whopping plateful of bugs and emails to respond to, and I was feeling the need for a cuppa joe, which I've prepared -- but more than caffeine, sitting down and having DREAD ZEPPELIN playing is energizing me to get through all this today! Their reggae-Elvis stylings of classic Led Zep songs never fail to bring joy.

Plus, Tortelvis cuts the same august figure as Santa. Ho-ho-ho.
chronovore: (magnum)
Mashuptown.com: MPFree EP.
Go Home Productions – Don’t Like Mondays, It’s Friday (Club Mix)

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These "Pickin' on ____" albums are a guilty pleasure of mine. Pickin' on the '80s (see current music) is a recent purchase, but I've been in love with Pickin' on Pink Floyd for a good while. Maybe it's the classic country music fan in me (not modern country, ew, no not that) or maybe it's the mashup fan, or the humor in it... but it's great.

Dear LazyLiveJournal,
I can't find a way to search my own LJ. Is there a way to do it? Or is that one of those mean-spiritedly reserved for payin' customer features?
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There is a wiki entry for the "metal umlaut" -- and it has useful information in it.
Metal umlaut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The English word diaeresis, coming from a Greek word meaning "to divide or distinguish", refers to a diacritic graphically similar to the umlaut. This diacritic is used in languages such as Greek, French, Spanish (where it indicates a non-diphthong and thus, a real diaereisis), Dutch, and Brazilian Portuguese with varying purposes; in English and some other languages the diaeresis may be employed to indicate that two vowels are to be pronounced separately, as in the names "Chloë", "Zoë", or the word "naïve". Although spellings such as reënact and coöperate have largely fallen into disuse, this use of the diaeresis mark, or trema, is still used in some English-language publications.
This could also be used for Japanese people's names where they have paired vowels. Pretty neat.
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Listening to Britney Spears' "Fillin' Me Up" (stop laughing, it's a great song) I kept thinking she was covering something from a different song, but I couldn't place it. After a good listening, I realized it it follows a similar melody to the chorus from "My Eyes" in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog. "Listen close to everybody's heart, and hear that breaking soooound."

I require a mashup. Some of you must have skills -- go on: I triple-dog-dare you.

Edit:YouTubez for the curious )
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Playing through The Beatles: Rock Band and viewing all the ancillary material it has (photos, films, audio clips, trivia), I think George is my favorite Beatle. John comes of as kind of a prick, and Sir Paul's pop sensibilities spill over into the schmaltzy at the drop of a hat. George going off on the Indian stuff seems very wildly experimental in retrospect, and his voice has a lilting but humble quality. Oddly, I sing Ringo's stuff the best, but can't play drums. I am the worst Beatle.
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Rock Revolution (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com: 38%

I love playing Rock Band, so I almost bought this today at Gamestop. The title was marked down to US$4.99, I think for NEW copies. I'd been having a decent conversation with the shop clerk, so I asked him, "Why is this so cheap?" Because it sucks. It really, really sucks. Here the  guy had been mild-mannered and polite, if a little lacking in knowledge, but on this he did not waver. Nor did the manager: Yeah, that's really bad. It makes playing a kind of punishment.

Whew. I hate bagging games on impulse, and then feeling like I've got to trudge through them to completion. My mild compulsive tendencies are horrible that way. Thank goodness they warned me off!

no, really

Jun. 30th, 2009 05:29 pm
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My musical tastes run toward dark synth, electronic stuff, and just about anything melancholy. I like Delerium, Collide, Swarf, NIN, Peter Murphy/Tone On Tail/Bauhaus, Autechre, Khate, Teargas and Plateglass, etc. So it's a little embarrassing to admit, and it surprises many (but not all) friends that I really like Christina Aguilera. That girl has a set of pipes on her.

OK. I went first. Who do you like that you're embarrassed to admit?
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I am stupid in love with my iPod right now. I've had a "Recently Added" smart playlist for some time, which contains only the stuff added in the previous 30 days. When I spend much time perusing the MP3 blogs, it briefly swells with a few interesting tracks, some of which I like, others get tagged for deletion after a couple of listens.

Recently I joined eMusic, which has resulted in some crazy cool finds. Right now I've got Peter Murphy's "Alive Justforlove" live album, St. Vincent, AUTECHRE, and Khate blowing me from breezy female vocals to Peter aurally twiddling my pleasure centers, and AUTECHRE and Khate leading me by the hand through frightening, blown-out desolate audio landcapes.

And just when all hope seems gloriously lost, recent free lightweight pop downloads from iTunes music store or Last.fm (Parachute, Moby, Jessie James), recently acquired The Cars' (1978) eponymous first album, or Radiodread's reggae covers of Radiohead come on, appearing like a cartoon bluebird of happiness.
chronovore: (furious)
Slashdot | Last.fm To Start Charging International Users: as announced on their official blog. Announced at the end of March, it was shortly after this that my 30 song countdown "trial" initiated after using the service off and on since April 2004. So to my comrades in North America, Canada, and Germany who could not figure out what I'm talking about, this is it. €3 a month would return Last.fm's dubious playback features which rarely played the track or even the band I wanted, and music-matching inferior to Pandora.com's implementation. Now all I can use Last.fm for is to figure out how musically incompatible I am with each of you.


Apr. 30th, 2009 03:20 pm
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Huh. So Last.fm's business model went from being "free, everywhere" to having "free, but not available everywhere" to "Enjoy 30 songs which aren't the songs you wanted to hear, but are related to the ones you like, because they're by the same artist, or similar artists... now that you've had 30 songs' worth, how do you feel about US$3/month to keep kind of hearing what you wanted?"

I'll poke around and see what I'm still able to listen to there. If they've shut off Friends' "radio" stations, promotional channels and all that, I'm going to be impressed with the level of stupidity.


Apr. 27th, 2009 11:27 pm
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All the cool kids probably know about this, but I only just now found it: Gorilla vs. Bear, a music blog.
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NIN|JA 2009: New, free music from NIN and Jane's Addiction.


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