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  • James Brown Is Dead

    Dez 26 2006, 0h15

    James Brown is dead.


    James Brown Is Dead
    They saw this coming...
  • Whoo Whoooooooo!

    Dez 25 2006, 1h46

    Music to my ears.


    Then, here's the Blur mash up with Bubb Rubb:

    http://www.millerarts.com/interactive/media/woowoo.mp3

    please, enjoy.
  • recent obsessions

    Jul 25 2006, 4h03

    alright, here are some things i've been enjoying a lot lately

    Tom Waits
    yeah... i've been loving that raw voice for the last few days... it's the top played artist for last week (not by much) and i've listend to a few albums (on CD...)

    The White Stripes
    between the simplicity of it all added with the whole band covering them thing... i've been quite enjoying the seven nation army recently. very simplistic but powerful.

    Radiohead
    there's something about singing Paranoid Android driving down the road at night that compells me. it's scary good, but just plain scary as well.

    wow, i'm sooooo cool
    what a not independant music taste i have
    peace
  • what psychic powers does my iTunes hold? i shall find out

    Mar 27 2006, 2h30

    okay, here we go...

    How does the world see me?
    Artist: The Rolling Stones
    Track: Love Is Strong
    Comment: hell yeah, go me. too bad the song sucks...

    Will I have a happy life?
    Artist: Jefferson Airplane
    Track: Somebody To Love
    Comment: i was looking for a yes or no, but this is much more mysterious... whoa

    What do my friends really think of me?
    Artist: Donovan
    Track: Writer In The Sun
    Comment: sweet... that's exactly what I am anyway

    Do people secretly lust after me?
    Artist: Johnny Cash
    Track: Streets Of Laredo
    Comment: i'm guessing that's a no...

    How can I make myself happy?
    Artist: The Archies
    Track: Sugar, Sugar
    Comment: i eat because i'm fat, and i'm fat because i eat! i told you...

    What should I do with my life?
    Artist: Donovan
    Track: London Town
    Comment: maybe it's telling me i should become donovan... i'm getting a lot of Donovan....

    Why should life be full of so much pain?
    Artist: Jethro Tull
    Track: Beltane
    Comment: i don't get it...

    How can I maximaize my pleasure during sex?
    Artist: The Who
    Track: Bargain
    Comment: that's it! i should BUY sex! this song takes on a whole new meaning to me now...

    Will I ever have children?
    Artist: Jack Johnson
    Track: Situations
    Comments: well... this song is about mulitple possibilities and outcomes, so i'll never know

    What's some good advice?
    Artist: [artost]Sly And The Family Stone
    Track: Hot Fun In The Summertime
    Comment: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

    What Is Happiness?
    Artist: The Caesars
    Track: Soul Chaser
    Comment: sounds cool

    How will I be remembered?
    Artist: Lou Reed
    Track: Goodnight Ladies
    Comment: i would have settled for "Sex Machine" -James Brown


    tada!
    comment! now!
  • JIMMY PAIGE IS BACK

    Mar 24 2006, 5h27

    okay, a bizzare thing just happened to me recently

    i went to a show at Starr Hill in Charlottesville, VA. I was going to see "ZOSO", a band who makes a living doing covers of the LEDGENDARY band Led Zeppelin. sounds normal, right? it gets weird.

    so, i had seen the show once before. the guitar player the first time had long, wavy black hair, and looked exactly like the 1970's era version of Led Zeppelin. this band comes out, and the guitar player is not a semi-youthful man, but is in fact a man in his late 50's. he has a beer belly, and a receding hairline. They open up the show with Rock and Roll. 4 songs later, upon the AMAZING version of Heartbreaker, and i start to realize what an amzing guitar player this is. i think to myself, "who cares if this guy looks nothing like Jimmy Paige, he sounds AMAZING!" my friend Dennis agreed with me, but he was under the influence, so it didn't matter. "it's the guitar player's show," he told me affirmatively.

    unfortunately, do to lack of legal driving restrictions, we were forced to leave at 11:00 PM, only one hour and 15 minutes into the show. i told my dad on the way home about the new guitar player, and how he was different from the guitar player at the last show. "the bassist and the guitar player must have switched," i reasoned. that must be it.

    tonight, i was not out watching a great rock and roll show, like last night. the large black X's have started to wash off my hands, and the smoke was starting to wear off my clothes from the smokey music hall i was in last night. i was sitting at home, flipping channels, when something caught my eye. SNL was on the "E!" entertainment channel, and i heard that crappy version of Kashmir as done by the musical VIRTUSO that is P. Diddy. wait.... Puff Daddy? or is it just Diddy now? i've lost track. he was the musical guest on SNL, and he brought his good old buddy Jimmy Paige along for the ride.

    i pause.

    this all makes sense now.

    all the members of the Led Zeppelin cover band show were in costume. except for the guitar player. he knew all the solos perfectly, and was older than everybody else on stage.

    i don't know how, and i don't know why, but Jimmy Paige was in Charlottesville, VA. last night. i can't really believe it either. i just know that i'm now 99.9% sure of this after all of this thinking i've done about it. it's too much of a coincedence. i'm gonna go do more research on this. please comment on this, and rationalize it for me.
  • dream bands are so hard to make

    Mar 19 2006, 4h48

    hmm.. i just read a journal about a dream band (in a weird way, like an anti-dream band), it got me thinking, what would the best dream band consist of?

    okay, we'll start off with a vocalist:

    if we want a nice classic voice, we could go with Mick Jagger voice(The Rolling Stones}, or maybe a rodger daltry-esque voice (The Who. yeah, those are good.
    but is it really a voice like that that i would prefer? i'm very confused about this process. who else to go for? a smoother, pop-ier voice would also work. in this case, a person like Adam Levineof Maroon 5 wouldn't be such a bad choice, would it? not really sure. must check dream band handbook.

    Lead guitar anyone?

    Okay, I could easily bore you with a list of really good guitarists that have been thrown around so much as the greatest guitar players of all time that i have no reason to waste your time. but, i'm going to list a few anyway

    Jimi Hendrix
    Pros:
    he's jimi fucking hendrix
    he can make feedback sound good
    Cons:
    you couldn't hear the rest of the band
    he'd get all the money, anyways
    oh yeah, and he's six feet under. i've been to his grave site, and he's not going anywhere.

    Jimmy Paige
    Pros:
    a proficient, experimental guitar player for the LEDGENDARY band Led Zeppelin
    blistering leads and great technique are an understatement
    Cons:
    the constant fear of overdosing
    it'd be hard to pass through customs with him on board

    Keith Richards
    Pros:
    guitarist for the Rolling Stones
    still playing today
    he's clean (wink, wink)
    Cons:
    if mick's not there, he's not on board
    again, passing through customs would be extremely difficult

    okay, i'll stop boring you

    some more interesting choices would be people with more unique styles. For example, i'm sure Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead would be a GREAT choice. he could also play lots of random and experimental instruments, too (has anybody seen the performance of The National Anthem on Saturday Night Live? it's amazing, and i'm still trying to figure out exactly what he's playing. is he transmitting the sound of a string played similarly to slide guitar over an FM signal and sending out the signal from the radio? it's fucking genius, whatever it is. it blows my mind). also, i'm sure John Mayer would be a good choice. not only can he play and write pop-y acoustic stuff, but that man can play the blues like the pros. (see John Mayer Trio and see why. also, watch the crossroads guitar festival DVD, he's a headlining act next people like Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton. damn.). Buddy Guy wouldn't be a bad choice either.

    now we're getting to the rythym (sp?) section:

    BASS:

    this category goes almost hands down to Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. and why wouldn't it? he's fucking amazing. he can play the best slap bass i've ever heard, and he generally kicks ass. go Flea...

    hmm... can't really think of anybody else that compares. Maybe Metallica's Cliff Burton would fill that role, but he's a little too HARDCORE for the rest of the band members, and wouldn't get along too well.

    remind me if i was missing anybody in this section.

    makin' funky beats, DRUMS:

    certainly anybody that isn't Meg White (The White Stripes) would be a great choice for drums. no, i take that back. the drummer for Def Leppard would be a bad choice also (mainly becuase he only has ONE ARM! THAT'S RIDICULOUS! i'm gonna end up going with....

    wait for it...

    Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones) or Ginger Baker (Cream). both of them are there for obvious reasons. hm... this band is going to be like The Grateful Dead and have 2 drummers. sweet! double the rythym (and i can't spell that word, still)

    okay, here's the final lineup

    VOCALS:
    Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys just for fun, with backup vocals from Thom Yorke(damn, that one came out of left field).

    GUITAR:
    i'm gonna go with John Mayer playing a mix between lead and rythym guitar, something he can do really well live. Actually, he'll be a louder rythym guitar, with someone like Ronnie Wood on lead guitar. Wood won't be playing the entire time, however, and ii feel like he knows when not to play.

    BASS:
    Flea is still the best choice, because of his unique style of playing and his insane stage antics. he's a role model for all bass players who want to grow up and do insane amounts of I.V. drugs.

    DRUMS:
    TWO DRUMMERS! WHOA! Charlie Watts and Ginger Baker. The benefit of this is that if one dies suddenly of a stroke, we'll still have a drummer! yay!

    KEYBOARDS!:
    Stevie Wonder, because our band is an equal opportunity employer. take that, NAACP!

    ELECTRIC TRIANGLE:
    Eric Clapton, because every band has to have Eric Clapton in it at some point. how many fucking bands is that man in? somebody answer me that.

    TAMBOURINE:
    Bob Dylan is the perfect person to play tambourine!
    hey, mr. tambourine man!
    write a song and put it on another b-side album!

    questions? comments? fill out the form below. leave me a few!
  • radiohead messages in their songs/videos

    Mar 5 2006, 5h07

    alright, so i just got through watching several Radiohead music videos, and i thought about what each of them really meant. here's a lovely list of thoughts for you

    Paranoid Android:

    i read in Rolling Stone that this song was written about "the dullest fucking people on earth. this really prevails during the video, as people go through their lives, as weird as they are, and continue to be stuck in their own little boring world, as if nothing is even happening around them. i especially like the gratuitous animated nudity throughout the entire video, and how none of the characters even gave a second thought to this. look at the world around you, and how interesting and different it really is.

    Street Spirit:

    this video and song i'm still a little clueless. i'm guessing by the title it has something to do with pointless celebration, or something like that. i really have no idea.

    No Surprises:

    i think this one's fairly simple to see, especially after seeing the video. in the lyrics are a message of uncertainty and doubt, swallowed by depressing topics, taken very lightly. This is a song with a satirical view of blind optimism, but a nice inspirational message and hopeful backbone. the video depicts a shot of Thom Yorke's head being drowned in a giant fishbowl-esque helmet contraption. the water line slowly raises from the bottom to the top of the helmet, but eventually the water recedes and he goes on again as if nothing happened before. inspirational.

    Just:

    one of my favorite videos and songs of radiohead, this song is fairly cryptic and complex. this was not on accident, because i'm sure the point of this video was to leave people wondering. while a man is walking down the street, he suddenly stops dead in his tracks and falls to the ground. another man trips over this man's body and questions why he is lying on the ground, but the man will not tell him. finally, after a crowd of about 50 people have surrounded this man, he tells the crowd why he is lying on the ground. the camera pans the crowd, only to show that all of these people are also lying on the ground, also. an obvious conclusion that one could draw is that the more people know, the more there is to fear, or something of that nature (a.k.a. ignorance is bliss). this is what i believe this video is about, but another theory one could draw is that what you don't know can't hurt you, and people should go through their lives normally, and not in fear.

    that's all i got to watch tonight, but leave some comments about alternative theories. thanks!
  • looking for recomendations

    Fev 16 2006, 1h57

    hey, i'm new to the last.fm stuff

    but if anyone wants to put any recommendations on this, please go nuts. i'm a huge Radiohead fan, as well as other stuff like Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Coltrane, Tom Waits, and John Mayer. if you have any recommendations, save the computer a little work and drop them off. thanks.
  • a survey, pour toi....

    Fev 14 2006, 3h25

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    thinking... Fiona Apple

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Hurt

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    I HATE THAT CRAZY FROG SHIT SOOOOOOOOO MUCH

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    i think it's a tie between Radiohead and The Rolling Stones

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    is John Coltrane a band?

    6. Best female voice?
    Fiona Apple

    7. Best male voice?
    Probably Thom Yorke, but there are a few other notable singers

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    over the past few months, a lot of classic rock

    9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
    Stayin' Alive. perfect for walking down the street

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    hmm... Wes Montgomery, and also the last two tracks on OK Computer. what an amazing album

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    The Rolling Stones when they came to charlottesville. the other stops apperently might not have been worth it, but everyone agrees that the c'ville stop was perfect

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    The Beastie Boys, don't know why

    13. Most hated band?
    Green Day. it's so damn overrated

    14. Song that makes you think?
    probably What's Going On?. of the chain

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    Radiohead, but according to the last.fm charts, that do.

    16. Coolest music video?
    Weapon Of Choice, because Walken is funky

    17. Music video with the most babe watch?
    what the fuck does that mean?

    18. What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?
    Marvin Gaye, duh

    19. Can you play a musical instrument?
    guitar, slide guitar, bass, harmonica, etc.

    20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
    it wasn't much of a mosh pit, that's for sure

    21. Are you in a band?
    not right now

    23. Ever dated a musician?
    nah

    28. Do you wish yourself that you were a musician?
    ...i am, you stupid survey

    29. Best chick band you know of?
    haha, not a fan. The Donnas? i don't know

    31. Last song that you heard on the radio/cd...etc...?
    Panama by Van Halen. good memories

    32. What do you think of Classical music?
    it's all good. if you could afford the paper, you desrved to write the symphonies.

    33. What do you think of Country music?
    Johnny Cash is good

    34. What do you think of Death metal?
    sucks. don't mind metallica, though

    35. Last BIG band that you saw live?
    see above, stupid.

    36. Are you a groupie?
    hellz no

    37. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
    french punk, gotta love it. i don't understand shit.

    38. What famous musician would you like to fuck!?
    gotta think. OOOOOHHHH! DAVID BOWIE. too bad i'm not gay.

    39-41 were about concerts.

    42. Best local act you can think of?
    can't think.. brain dead.

    43. If you were a musical instrument what would you be?
    a harmonica, cuz i'm a hobo,

    44. Do you listen to the radio?
    91.9 modern rock occasionally.

    45. Do you watch music TV?
    not usually

    46. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?
    only when Beck is on it.

    47. Have you meet any famous musicians?
    i met John Mayer backstage at a show. nice guy.

    48. Are any of your friends/family/etc. musicians?
    Yes.

    49. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
    some crappy emo song i don't wanna listen to

    50. Song that describes your life?
    i feel stupid, but Perfect Situation

    51. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
    a lot of them

    52. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?
    no, don't think about that

    53. What famous musician do you want to marry?
    none

    53. Favourite movie sound track?
    Small Soldiers. don't know why

    55. Any musician pet hates?
    Yes. Many.

    56. What do your parents listen to?
    my mom likes the jayhawks, and my dad likes the stones, too.

    57. What are you listening to right NOW?
    un momento... 1979 by the smashing punpkins

    58. Do you wear band etc T-shirts?
    yeah, they're free from my dad, so why not?

    59. What do you think of people who do?
    hey, they're comfy, right?

    60. What music sub-culture do you feel like you belong to?
    the elitists. i'm a nerd.

    61. What song is stuck in your head right now?
    1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins

    62. Do you sing in the shower?
    ocassionally

    63. If so, what? If not, why not?
    i mumble.. a lot

    64. Would you rather marry a musician or be one yourself?
    Be one.

    66. How important is your partners taste in music to you?
    kind of. as long as it's "good"

    67. Hanson moves in next door to you, do you go introduce yourself, or do you arrange to beat them up?
    make friends. they're in the industry, right?

    68. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll, you dig?
    oh, word

    69. Do you cook to music?
    I don't cook.... at all

    70. Do you sing in the toilet?
    No, it's far too small and I'd get my feet wet.