• Lyrics Game.. because they're just fun

    Dez 3 2007, 19h41 por downinahole55

    1. mewithoutYou - Silencer She put on happiness like a loose dress / Over pain I'll never know

    2. And if my fingers should start to crack or blister, I guess that’s just what happens. / Don’t forget the things you’re leaving.

    3. The Secret Machines - Nowhere again You'd be surprised how we race / While our lives erased

    4. You're not obliged to swallow anything you despise / See, those unrepenting buzzards want your life / And they got no right

    5. Sorry to disturb you, but / I feel that I should be heard loud and clear. / We all need a big reduction in the amount of tears

    6. Maybe you wonder where you are / I don't care / Here is where time is on our side / Take you there...take you there

    7. I wonder where the junkies go to die / Are you a friend or just some passer by / Cause lately it feels like I might need some time

    8. Radiohead - Exit Music (for a Film) You can laugh a spineless laugh / We hope your rules and wisdom choke you / Now we are one in everlasting peace
  • Recent Discoveries

    Nov 4 2007, 23h38 por misterpockets

    I have discovered a few bands recently that are new to me that I am really digging.
    One is the Secret Machines. They did a few tracks on the soundtrack to the Beatles inspired movie Across the Universe, which I really enjoyed.
    Anyhow, the Secret Machines album Now Here Is Nowhere is brilliant. , bombastic drums, a bit crunchy and just got rockin' songs. The songs First Wave Intact and Nowhere Again just massage my brain sooo nicely!

    I also finally checked out The Hold Steady. Pretty fun "bar band" indie rock music, with really interesting story telling. Front man Craig Finns' voice man turn lots of people off, but hey, your loss. They have loads of Minnesota bits sprinkled throughout the lyrics, which is cool to hear.

    Let's see... What else?
    I also finally got one of the Honeydogs earlier albums Here's Luck which is just fuggin' brilliant. These guys are so under-appreciated. Such great song writing and really .
  • 70 stolen questions (this shit is amazing...)

    Ago 21 2007, 19h54 por euphoric24

    I should confess that this is only partially “my” journal. I’m too lazy to dream up the questions so I stole them from some Norwegian chick’s profile. They are amazing, stick in there, I promise you will be blown away by the end. Changed my life.

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Memorize the City
    Nowhere Again
    Ballad of a Lonely Construction Worker
    Tone Bank Jungle
    Gronlandic Edit
    We All Lose One Another
    Jolene
    Forever Indebted

    2. What song makes you sad?
    All of my favourite ones…

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Any song on the Top 40 charts at any given time

    4. Your all time favourite band?
    Way too complicated to answer…

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    Shout Out Out Out Out

    6. Best female voice?
    Chan Marshall of Cat Power

    7. Best male voice?
    Thom Yorke Radiohead, Antony Antony And The Johnson's

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    only the good type, my taste is impeccable if I do say so myself

    9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
  • 8 (music of 2006 (part 2))

    Jan 15 2007, 1h18 por ___kneesocks

    (The beginning can be found in the previous entry, where I cover everything from Radiohead to the Scissor Sisters.)

    Since I'm using concerts as a reference point, I think I'll just continue with that for awhile. October was a big month of music for me. First was the Secret Machines' first concert at Irving Plaza, my fourth TSM concert, but first with the in-the-round set up. I really liked the in-the-round aspect; I stood between Ben and Brandon and it really gave the concert a nice intimate feeling. It helped me get into the concert. I know that the last tour was specifically for in-the-round shows, but I hope that they keep up with the form. Apart from the technicalities, the set list was pretty good. They began with What Used To Be French, which was a nice blast from their past, though it could have been a little tighter. It also felt weird as an opener, possibly because of the way they played it. I would have liked to see more from TSD, like 1000 seconds but they did the new CD justice. …
  • music quiz! (kim style.) do it.

    Jan 4 2007, 21h20 por novocainesenses

    yeah, this can get mildly nostalgic and embarrassing, but everybody better do it! so go!

    for me:
    Put your playlist on random.
    Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
    Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.

    for you:
    Try to guess the song and artist by the lyrics.
    (i.e.: hey, number 28 is "fantastic" by the wonderfuls)
    Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    NOTE: There are repeating artists so some can be used more than once... a lot more than once ;) It's random.

    WORDBANK:
    Air
    The Ataris
    The Books
    Brand New
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    Coldplay
    Death Cab for Cutie
    The Decemberists
    Elliott Smith
    Gnarls Barkley
    Ivy
    John Vanderslice
    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Muse
    My Brightest Diamond
    of Montreal
    Radiohead
    Reel Big Fish
    Rise Against
    Sam Cooke
    The Secret Machines
    The Shins
    Simon & Garfunkel
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    Streetlight Manifesto
    Sufjan Stevens
    the talking heads
  • 15 Nov – Secret Machines

    Nov 19 2006, 1h44 por Pdrpdr

    Videos de SM en vivo en otras ciudades y reseñas de discos en mi blog: Automatic Writing

    15 Nov – Secret Machines

    Gratis, el recital era gratis. A partir de ahí, todo era ganancia, no había nada que perder.

    Por eso, estaba decidido a ir y disfrutarlo bien. Según Last.fm escuché 138 veces a los Secret Machines la semana pasada (fui el usuario que más los escuchó esa semana) y estaba preparado para encontrarme con un buen show de rock indie con una onda progresiva, con un par de temas excelentes y un show de luces interesante.

    Llegué justo a la hora anunciada como inicio del show, pero tuvimos que esperar 45 minutos hasta que comenzara, posiblemente porque el lugar estaba casi completamente vacío. Cuando comenzó el show, eso no había cambiado demasiado. Ante eso, realmente no sabía cuánta intensidad iban a demostrar estos 3 muchachos y no esperaba demasiado del show. Pero estaba tremendamente equivocado. Los Secret Machines reventarían con todo.

  • Welcome Back, Psycho Girl

    Jul 16 2006, 2h06 por dIVina-comeDIa

    On the other side of the street, just opposite my bedroom, there's this room which is inhabited by a strange girl. She sits there in her room, staring at her laptop monitor for hours at a time. When it gets dark, the blue light from her screen emits an unhealthy glow, smothering the objects in the room with its LCD-radiation and making them fling creepy shadows on the walls.

    Then psycho girl stands up, puts the lights on, and starts undressing/changing with the window wide open. This goes on for over an hour. It's 1 in the morning.

    I notice this because 1) I'm awake and trying to study for an exam or whatever and 2) it's impossible not to notice. She does this about twice a week (or maybe more). Not that I am complaining about the, err, entertainment value of her weird antics, but for Christ's sake, what the hell? (No, I'm not stupid, she isn't trying to "tell me something", I swear, and no, she ain't too hot, either).

  • Top 10; A cure for boredom! An onset of lameness!

    Fev 26 2006, 15h08 por pretence

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

    1 Arctic Monkeys
    2 Eisley
    3 Lifehouse
    4 Missy Higgins
    5 Eskimo Joe
    6 Bernard Fanning
    7 Patty Griffin
    8 Secret Machines
    9 Death Cab for Cutie
    10 Athlete

    1. What was the first song you heard of 6?
    Wish You Well

    2. What is your favourite album of 2?
    Room Noises, their only one as far as I know.

    3. What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    Out in the stars, up in the sky
    There's a thing that they all talk about
    It's called the opposite and how it works
    Last night while walking past your house
    I came across a man who said to me
    It's out in the stars, up in the sky
    There is a place where people go
    And it is worth its weight in gold
    They call this place the planet earth
    Where you just know you're not the first
    - Planet Earth

    4. How many times have you seen 4 live?
    Never. =(

    5. What is your favourite song by 7?
    Rain

    6. What is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
  • Kings of Leon & Secret Machines at Roseland, 8/8/2005

    Ago 9 2005, 23h51 por Andrevan

    So apparently now Audioscrobbler/Last.fm has this neat journal thing where I can talk about concerts I saw and stuff.

    Anyway, yesterday I saw Kings of Leon and Secret Machines at Roseland in Manhattan. helio sequence opened, they were quite excellent I thought. They're two guys, a drummer and a harmonica/guitar/vocalist. Good stuff, I intend to check them out further.

    I was underwhelmed by Secret Machines. They opened with a sub-par rendition of Nowhere Again and then went on to play a bunch of proggy, trippy tracks that sounded more like Yes than the indie fare that I expected. They probably sounded a lot better to the people who were openly smoking weed at the concert, which I found somewhat shocking. Even those who were smoking cigarettes: can't you read? It says "NO SMOKING!"

    Kings of Leon were very good. I enjoyed their renditions of King Of The Rodeo and California Waiting. There was a three-song encore, but I was already on my way out by then. Bah, smokers.