• The Great Movie Songbook?

    Out 8 2009, 3h18

    It's been a very long time since I've watched a movie and completely fallen in love with every song in it. As you are watching the movie, the songs just fit so well with the message, it's almost as if they were written with that particular movie in mind.

    The emotions in the movie are magnified by these songs and you feel as though you couldn't get through it without them. Listening to them again by themselves takes you back to the movie and those emotions return.

    I'm trying to think of movies that have done this really really well and only a couple come to mind:

    Romeo & Juliet (the instrumental album)
    P.S. I Love You
    Cruel Intentions (mainly Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve , who can listen to that song without either thinking of Richard Ashcroft shoving people in the streets or Sarah Michelle Gellar looking up from her brothers journal to see the entire school judging her? - Colorblind by Counting Crows is also a good one)

    I will compile a list of more as I think of them. Could also just be a movie with one particular song that defined it (please don't say Titanic)
  • Coming Back to Western Canada!

    Fev 18 2008, 6h23

    After a six month stint in Atlantic Canada - soaking up all it has to offer, seeing some great hip hop shows, and meeting some great people...I am coming home to Calgary.

    I missed it more than I could have imagined: the mountains, the skyline, the Chinooks which make winter a bit more bearable, and of course, the people. The friends I left behind mean more to me than I ever thought possible and I never want to be away from them again (unless it's temporary of course)

    I also miss the way my friends and I did things in Calgary, how we made a point to get together every so often to catch up and have a good night out. Feels like people don't do that much out here...I don't feel like myself here. And I never knew what "myself" was until I was taken away from it.

    So, here's to many more good years spent in Calgary, many crazy nights with my best friends, and many many more great live shows to see.
  • Soundtrack To My Life Circa Nov 2006

    Dez 5 2007, 0h48

    Funny to see what I chose about a year ago.

    I'm sure I missed some really perfect songs, but I really tried, kinda.

    OPENING CREDITS : Indecent Proposal – John Barry
    WAKING UP SCENE : Run - Air
    ROAD TRIP SCENE : Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindy Lauper
    CAR CHASE SCENE : Smack My Bitch Up - Prodigy
    ANGER SCENE : Stick The Fucking Flag Up Your Goddam Ass, You Sonofabitch - Propagandhi
    RELAXING SCENE : Passenger Seat – Death Cab For Cutie
    EXCITED/HAPPY SCENE : You Can Fly – Silicon Works
    WAITING/BORED SCENE : You Got A Killer Scene There, Man... - Queens of the Stone Age
    BREAKUP SCENE : Never Ever – All Saints
    REGRET SCENE : The Promise – When In Rome
    PARTY SCENE : Mr. Vain - Real McCoy
    TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS/GOOD TIMES SCENE : The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
    FIGHT SCENE : Killin Spree – Swollen Members
    REMINISCING SCENE : Photograph – Nickleback
    BREAKDOWN SCENE : Push & Pull – Nikka Costa
    SCARY SCENE : Beware The Friendly Stranger – Boards of Canada
    DEATH SCENE : Colorblind – Counting Crows
    FUNERAL SCENE : Thief – Our Lady Peace
    CHEER UP SCENE : The Inescapable Us
    DREAM/THINK ABOUT SOMEONE SCENE: Ocean Avenue -Yellowcard
    FALLING IN LOVE SCENE : Amber - 311
    SEX SCENE : Slow - Kylie Minogue
    RUNNING/CHASE SCENE : Holiday In Cambodia – Dead Kennedys
    BEING THE HERO/HEROINE SCENE : Indestructible – Matthew Good Band
    ROMANTIC SCENE : Kissing In The Rain – Tori Amos
    HAPPY ENDING SCENE : Faster Kill Pussycat – Paul Oakenfold
    CLOSING CREDITS : Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
  • 25 Questions

    Nov 14 2007, 22h42

    1. How did you get into 10?:
    Matthew Good
    First heard MGB when I was in 7th or 8th grade, so it was natural for me to follow his solo career.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 12?:
    Death from Above 1979
    Black History Month

    3. What's your favorite lyric by 2?:
    Foo Fighters
    And I wonder
    When I sing along with you
    If everything could ever feel this real forever
    If anything could ever be this good again
    The only thing I'll ever ask of you
    You've got to promise not to stop when I say when

    4. What is your favorite album by 14?
    Around The Fur

    5. How many albums by 3 do you own?:
    Beastie Boys
    5 I think

    6. What is your favorite song by 21?:
    The Crystal Method
    Weapons of Mass Distortion

    7. Is there a song by 17 that makes you sad?:
    Fix You makes me pretty sad sometimes.

    8. What is your favorite song by 15?:
    Strung Out
    Mind Of My Own

    9. What is your favorite song by 13?:
    The Offspring

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?:
    Rage Against the Machine
    Renegades Of Funk

    11. What is your favorite album by 35?:
    Yoji Biomehanika
    Music For A Harder Generation

    12. What is your favorite song by 28?:
    Nine Inch Nails
    The Wretched

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 5?:
    Matthew Good Band
    Seeing them live at the Stampede in...1997 or something like that, and almost being crushed to death in the "mosh pit"

    14. What is your favorite song by 50?:

    15. Is there a song by 23 that makes you happy?:
    System of a Down

    16. How many times have you seen 9 live?:
    None LOL

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 27?:
    Missy Elliot
    Pass That Dutch

    18. What is your favorite album by 11?:

    19. What's your favorite lyric by 1?:
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    I have to pick only ONE?! ahh

    I could have lied Im such a fool
    My eyes could never never never
    Keep their cool
    Showed her and I told her how
    She struck me but Im fucked up now

    20. Have you ever seen 30 live?:
    I saw a live webcast of a performance in London on the IMAX...does that count?

    21. What is a good memory involving 42?
    No 42 :)

    22. What is your favorite song by 16?:
    The Chemicals Between Us

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 34?:
    Threee Days Grace
    I Hate Everything About You

    24. What is your favorite album by 29?:
    Snow Patrol
    Eyes Open

    25. What is your favorite song by 4?:
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Stand Inside Your Love
  • Favorite Album for Each Year I've been Alive

    Out 28 2007, 5h32

  • Fear - A work in progress

    Jun 9 2007, 11h50

    Things I would do if I weren't so afraid.

    1. Go backpacking in Europe/Asia/South America
    2. Buy a car
    3. Stand up to my father
    4. Get my engineering degree
    5. Fall in love
    6. Move to Vancouver
    7. Admit my faults

    To be continued...
  • Boredom Sets In

    Nov 7 2006, 3h35

    How does the world see me? Pony Boy - Matthew Good

    Will I lead a happy life? Holiday In Cambodia-Dead Kennedys

    What do my friends really think of me? Renegade Cavalcade

    Do people secretly lust after me? Tourist-Athlete

    How can I make myself happy? Greedy Fly-Bush

    What should I do with my life? The Rain Song-Led Zeppelin

    How does the world see me? Tip The Scales-Rise Against

    Why should life be so full of pain? Main Offender-The Hives

    How can I maximize pleasure during sex? Buttons-The Pussycat Dolls

    Will I ever have children? Du hast

    Will I die happy? Stink Fist-Tool

    What is some good advice for me? Take This Oath-Killswitch Engage

    What is happiness? Closer-Nine Inch Nails

    What is my fetish? Car Alarm-Dane Cook

    What will I be remembered for? Savior-Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Turntable Junkie

    Jul 17 2006, 2h00

    I've been listening to a lot of electronia lately, well mostly getting back into it. I used to listen to it all the time and I go through weird phases where I'll listen to only hip hop for like 2 months and then switch to D&B or trance etc.

    I find electronica is much more fun to discover than any other genre, I can sit for hours and just download and listen to tracks by DJs I've never heard of. Something I would never do with rock or punk. I really love going to the record store and just picking up random vinyl or Cd's and buying them without knowing much about the artist, that's how I discovered a lot of the trance and hardcore I listen to now.......I can spend hours in Megatunes or Play just sifting through the records and reading the track lists.

    How I love thee
  • The iPod Survey

    Jul 16 2006, 3h24

    My god these things are addicting.

    Enter these words in the search. How many songs?

    Love - 70
    Hate - 8
    Sex - 7
    Death - 64
    Life - 19
    God - 12
    Black - 23
    White - 9
    World - 23
    Shit - 1
    Hell - 19
    Ass - 27
    Fuck - 20

    First 5 Artists

    The (International) Noise Conspiracy
    12 Inch Thumpers
    30 Seconds To Mars

    5 most played songs

    1. We Belong Together - Gavin DeGraw
    2. Jump - Madonna
    3. The Chemicals Between Us - Bush
    4. Precious Things - Tori Amos
    5. Acid Jazz (With Moloko) - Portishead

    5 longest songs

    1. Full Moon Session - Jordy Van Kouwen
    2. Frantic Classics Mixed By Anne - Anne Savage
    3. Nu NRG Party - Yoji Biomehanika
    4. Live @ Sensation Black 07-10-2004 - Yoji Biomehanika
    5. Indecent Proposal - John Barry

    5 Favorite songs

    1. Hardstyle Disco - Yoji Biomehanika
    2. Club Foot - Kasabian
    3. Jesus Walks - Kanye West
    4. Shallow - Ryan Adams
    5. Jedi Mind Tricks - Immortal Technique

    10 Shuffle Songs

    1. Who Is It - Imitation Of Christ
    2. The More I See You - Michael Bublé
    3. I'm Really Hot - Missy Elliott
    4. Up To No Good - The Porn Kings
    5. Elite - Deftones
    6. Animal I have Become - Three Days Grace
    7. The Baying of the Hounds - Opeth
    8. Alone + Easy Target - Foo Fighters
    9. What If - Coldplay
    10. 46 and 2 - Tool

    Artist you have most tracks by? Red Hot Chili Peppers

    How Many? 108

    Total Songs?? 2690

    Total Time?? 7.9 days

    Total Artists?? To many

    What type of ipod? 20GB

    What color? White
  • A to Z (Electronica)

    Jul 16 2006, 2h47

    A - Aphex Twin
    B - Boards of Canada
    C - Champion Burns
    D - Dark By Design
    E - Elastica
    F - Future Funk
    G - Gaz West
    H - Hard-Fi
    I - Infected Mushroom
    J - Joy Kitikonti
    K - Kosmonova
    L - Lab 4
    M - Marcel Woods
    N - Network 25
    O - Omar Santana
    P - Paul Oakenfold
    Q - Quake Nemesis
    R - Röyksopp
    S - Svenson and Gielen
    T - Thievery Corporation
    U - ummmm shit let me think about this
    V - Valiant Trust
    W - Wok
    X - XRS
    Y - Yoji Biomehanika
    Z - Zorba