• Coming Out Of Retirement

    Mar 9 2009, 14:13 di mattpate

    My wife's youngest sister has been asking me for quite some time to sit down at my computer and make her a mix of "good" indie music. She wanted to impress her friends with the knowledge of many different bands. Unfortunately, I have sort of been falling down on the job. I use to keep Last.fm up to date and would write journals and reviews often. But, since going to college, working, and getting married, I've found little time to devote to my scavenger hunts of local record stores, much less keep myself up to date with the goings on of the industry. I am going to attempt to stay more abreast of new music and try to write more. Consider this my "coming out of retirement."

    The mix I made my wife's sister spans seven CDs, totaling 131 tracks, arranged alphabetically. The collection will take her just under 8 hours to listen to fully - according to iTunes. Not all of the artists are strictly indie, some may just be slightly indie-esque. Some are just of my own enjoyment. Below is the track list.
  • Top 10 Survey

    Set 12 2006, 2:18 di zfarrow

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

    1. Elliott Smith
    2. The Beatles
    3. Big Star
    4. Grant-Lee Phillips
    5. Jellyfish
    6. Heatmiser
    7. Jimmy Eat World
    8. Sondre Lerche
    9. The Zombies
    10. The Byrds

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Plainclothes Man

    What is your favourite album of 2?
    Rubber Soul

    What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    They aren't about lyrics, they are about the sound...and they always sound great.

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    Never, but I really should.

    What is your favourite song by 7?
    Disintegration

    What is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
    I don't really have one, I have really only listened to them alone, sadly. Maybe I'll try and make a happy memory about The Byrds

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    The Ballad Of El Goodo, I listened to this song like 40 times in a row one night. "Ain't no one gonna turn me around"