Diario

  • Wow

    Set 2 2006, 3:27

    eMusic changed my life.
    And by my life, my favourite song and album.
    [album]Rock Action[/album] by Mogwai.
    [track]You Don't Know Jesus[/track] also by Mogwai.

    Just get the whole album, or if you're strapped for cash then downlaod You Don't Know Jesus.

    And if you are interested in legal music at around 25c a song, then please e-mail me at ay1244 AT gmail DOT com. I get 50 wsongs for recommending someone, and I would love that.

    www.emusic.com

    Sorry for the plug and the request for free songs. Won't happen again. I just love legal DRM free music.
  • Band Camp

    Ago 28 2006, 5:51

    Woo! Band camp just ended, so I can start listening to music again. I'm probably gonna go download some Richard Saucedo as most of my show music was written by him (like Windsprints and New Rhythmics). I'll also see if I can find some good version of Dancer in the Dark, as that's our ballad that I have a kickass solo in. Our arranger, Chris Rivera, isn't all that great at arranging things, but Tuba Joe of www.tubajoe.com is working with us this year (and hopefully the next) and he jacked everything up for me. Which is amazing.

    As far as other listening has been going, I've been playing like, one song in Listen and jsut set it on Dynamic mode so it just starts adding songs to my playlist by itself using last.fm. What a wonderful feature. It's led to a lot of Do Make Say Think, Explosions in the Sky, Deerhoof, and The Album Leaf, all of whom I've recently neglected to listen to. It truly is a nifty feature.
  • Woo classical music!

    Ago 5 2006, 5:31

    Oh how I love my Antonin Dvorak and my Gustav Holst. Both are amazing classical composers, and they number my #1 and #2 (respectively) spots for classical composers. If you want to check them out, I recommend the Planets from Holst and the 4th movement of the 9th symphony (New World) from Dvorak. And if you want a crazy DCI version of New World, Phantom Regiment did that for their 1989 show, and that arrangement (minus the ballad (2nd movement) and drum solo (Slavonic Dances in C Major wtf) both were awful). I should listen to more of their stuff, as it is quite amazing. And I should listen to more DCI...
  • Neutral Milk Hotel

    Ago 1 2006, 5:00

    Augh, oh how I love Neutral Milk Hotel. I've been listening to them almost every single night since I got that album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. They're absolutely the worst music to fall asleep to, mostly because I want to stay awake to listen to them. However the one thing I really think they lacked when they were together was energy. All their songs on that album seem relatively laid back. Sure it sounds great, but it doesn't seem like they're really into it. Maybe I'm just crazy, whatever.

    On a side note, album tags don't seem to be working out for me. Pity.
  • Rawr Last.fm

    Lug 22 2006, 21:37

    My music taste has been all over the place recently, so there's not much to say about that.

    However, there's something odd about this new last.fm player. It's looking like it's a player for all your music files...which is bothersome to me. I'm a fan of Rhythmbox and AmaroK, and I don't feel I should be forced to use the last.fm player if I wanna log my listening habits. I am definitely a fan of the audioscrobbler plug-in vs. a player that I may not even be fond of using. Hopefully last.fm isn't going to stop support for audioscrobbler altogether.
  • Flying Saucer Attack

    Giu 25 2006, 0:35

    Woah, there are like, 8 million random people reading my page. wtf. Not that I dsicourage reading my blog...I'm just surprised.

    So I just got some music by this band, Flying Saucer Attack. I really have to say I'm enjoying their album Mirror. To me, it sounds like Sufjan Stevens started going off and playing with Godspeed you! Black emporer. Granted, my opinions regarding what abnds sound like have been off afore, but you know whatever. To me, it gives me the impression of a happier GY!BE with Sufjan Stevens. But you know, it doesn't matter.

    Sort of music related, sort of not, I went through and sorted my sheet music collection. It's not close to done, but I've come close to filling a small filing cabinent drawer. For 7 years of music gathering, I think that's a decent amount after a couple of hours of searching and sorting. Of course you don't care about that, you're just using my journal as a conduit for looking for new music. So go listen to Flying Saucer Attack and be happy.
  • Mogwai

    Giu 24 2006, 14:27

    Mogwai is amazing, go listen to them. They have varying styles throughout all of their albums, and it makes them a treat to listen to, regardless of your taste in music. No matter who you are, I ca heartily recommend any one of their albums to you, you just need to figure out which one is your album. For example, my album is Young Team. For heavier people out there, there is Mr. Beast. For people who like things that are more Explosions in the Sky-ish, there is Happy Songs for Happy People. I really have to say Mogwai is a more universal band than most.

    Their music consists of little hooks that draw you in at first, and then take you for a ride. I hear seeing them live makes this all the more apparent, however I can not speak from experience. While some do not like Mr. Beast, or simply can not get into it, it is truly worth a listen if you are a Mogwai fan, even if you don't like heavy stuff, man. Regardless of who you are, you should check out Mogwai.

    Augh, I can't write after waking up... -_-
  • Emo

    Giu 24 2006, 4:53

    http://beta.last.fm/user/JiveKitty/journal/2006/06/24/163703/
    After taking the above emo test, I found out I'm only 3% emo.

    By the way, you have to be a subscriber to get that link. So, if you aren't, the link is this: http://www.last.fm/user/JiveKitty/journal/2006/06/24/163703/ .

    Anyway, I'm only 3% emo based on my music. WOO!

    Also, the beta looks sexy, however it is a little hard to navigate about. I'll be posting this on their forums.
  • Death Metal? wtf

    Giu 24 2006, 4:16

    Well, I haven't been listening to all that much death metal recently...mostly it was some Sufjan Stevens last week. But all of my recommendations recommend some nu-death metal. wtf. I just go and look for new music and all of a sudden I see stuff like Slayer and Death and White Zombie and shit and I get a little freaked out. What dioes Sufjan Stevens have to do with death metal?
  • Yeah, oki, let's start using this journal feature...

    Giu 20 2006, 20:32

    Well, I was toying around with using this journal to post my musical happenings (listening habits, not performance/composition), and I decided to bite the bullet and give it a shot.

    Sunday, I went to the mall with Kalin and I got some new music. Unforunately, FYE is our only record store where I live, as all the other ones have gone under. And of course FYE caters only to the masses, so I had to do serious digging to get what I was looking for...as some of what I listen to is a little...rare...*cough Fly Pan Am, A Silver Mt. Zion, Do Make Say Think.

    Well, anyway, I got 7 new albums, and have been rotating through them as I please:
    Youth Oriented
    The Peace Between Our Companies
    "This Is Our Punk-Rock," Thee Rusted Satellites Gather +Sing,
    Day Is Done
    Seven Swans
    Come On Die Young
    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

    Good stuff. I'm especially addicted to Happy Apple and Neutral Milk Hotel at the moment...actually, I've really been spending a lot of time with free jazz. It's good stuff, but it is definitely an acquired taste.