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Dic 14 2006, 2:53Here's a mix of music I've been enjoying this season that I think everyone should hear. It's a fairly accurate snapshot of this fall.
01) How Can You Be Sure
02) Am I Wrong
03) Blue Light
04) Total Revenge
06) Go (Feat. John Mayer & Kanye West)
07) I Want You
08) Does He Love You?
09) Lover, You Should've Come Over
10) Break You Off
11) This Is Where It Ends
12) The Dead Part Of You
14) On Love, In Sadness
16) You and Me and the Moon
17) Like I Love You
18) Life's a Bitch
19) There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
It's a bit long for a CD, but every time I tried to delete a song, I had to pause mumbling, "But I love this song too much...how can I get rid of it?" I'll probably hand out copies as a Julie-esque holiday gesture.
(Radiohead, Brand New, Bloc Party, Say Anything, Belly, Common, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Rilo Kiley, Jeff Buckley, The Roots, Barenaked Ladies, American Music Club, Ben Folds, Ben Folds Five, Jason Mraz, The Lilac Time, The Magnetic Fields, Justin Timberlake, Nas, The Smiths.)
And yes, I think it is my God-given mission to put This Is Where It Ends on every. single. mix CD I ever attempt to share with the world.
Fuck. I forgot A Tribe Called Quest, Modest Mouse, and Regina Spektor. Ah. Well.
Dic 11 2006, 2:56It's this time of year. December. I should be spouting off some pretentious, totally awesome list of my favorite albums of the year.
Except for I can't.
I listened to a shitload of music this year and expanded my taste a hell of a lot, but I didn't listen to many albums that were released in 2006. I didn't listen to mostly old music; I just sort of went with my phases and ignored stuff when it came out, resolving that I would listen to it when I was in the mood. So, in the absence of my top albums list, I present my ten favorite discoveries this year.
American Music Club
A Tribe Called Quest
The Magnetic Fields
The Lilac Time (couldn't resist)
Jason Mraz -- #1 by miles.
Most of these I'd listened to in small capacities prior to 2006, but this is the year that I really got into these artists. I have more to go, more discovery, with many of them, and I look forward to that in 2007.
Dic 2 2006, 18:03Dream Festival
- The first act plays 5 songs.
- The second act plays 5 songs.
- The third act plays 8 songs.
- The fourth act plays 8 songs.
- The fifth act plays 10 songs.
- The sixth act plays 14 songs.
Oh I'm such a cheater. Steven Page opening and BNL closing, ahahaha. This was hard, though, as I love Mraz man equally, if not more, than three of the four acts that play after him.
Steven Page / The Vanity Project
1. These Wasted Words
2. In The Car
3. So Young, So Wrong, So Long
4. That's All, That's All
1. I'm Yours
2. On Love, In Sadness
3. You And I Both
4. Not So Usual
5. 1,000 Things
1. Half a Person
2. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
3. Girlfriend in a Coma (Acoustic)
4. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (Acoustic)
5. Still Ill
6. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
8. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
1. Seventy Times 7
2. Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis
3. Magazines (Acoustic)
4. Archers (Acoustic)
5. Jesus Christ
7. Am I Wrong
8. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
1. Paranoid Android
2. No Surprises
3. Thinking About You
4. How to Disappear Completely
5. High and Dry
6. How Can You Be Sure
7. Climbing up the Walls
9. National Anthem
1. McDonald's Girl
3. Same Thing
4. Have You Seen My Love (Acoustic)
5. Everything Old Is New Again (Acoustic)
6. Still Ill
7. Am I The Only One?
8. Half A Heart
9. Running Out Of Ink
10. She's on Time
12. Off The Hook
14. Bull In A China Shop
Nov 13 2006, 22:43Wow.
2 years I've spent at this place. Barenaked Ladies are still my favorite band. No surprise at all.
I was looking forward to manually figuring out these statistics, but I recently discovered Greasemonkeys, and downloaded Firefox, so it's not even necessary. Here we go, my current top artists:
01) Barenaked Ladies @ 6486 plays / 11.62%
02) Radiohead @ 3939 plays / 7.06%
03) The Smiths @ 2413 plays / 4.32%
04) Brand New @ 2028 plays / 3.63%
05) Jason Mraz @ 1609 plays / 2.88%
06) The Lilac Time @ 1296 plays / 2.32%
07) The Beach Boys @ 1284 plays / 2.30%
08) Guster @ 1258 plays / 2.25%
09) The Magnetic Fields @ 1150 plays / 2.06%
10) Counting Crows @ 1105 plays / 1.98%
11) The Decemberists @ 1063 plays / 1.90%
12) Brian Wilson @ 1053 plays / 1.89%
13) Old 97's @ 914 plays / 1.64%
14) Modest Mouse @ 733 plays / 1.31%
15) Regina Spektor @ 711 plays / 1.27%
Predictions? I think my BNL plays will drop. I remember calculating their percentage about a year ago, and it was up at 17. Bands up on the rise within my charts:
Rilo Kiley, American Music Club, Elvis Costello & The Attractions and Elvis Costello, Say Anything, and Bloc Party. And maybe Taking Back Sunday, The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes.
And then...the recurring problem that I have yet to solve in its entirety: harddrive space. I need it. So, here's a list of artists that I really think I would really enjoy, but frankly haven't had the harddrive space to check them out, but they are on the top of my list, and in a year I think I'll be a fan:
Against Me!, Cursive, Billy Bragg, and Daniel Johnston.
Resolutions? Listen to more hip-hop, and start listening to albums when they come out, at least sometimes. I also have a new project in my mind about hunting down albums by all the artists featured on The OC every week, but that will have to wait until I have THE SPACE!
It's been cool. Last.fm hasn't really exposed me to any artists, rather it's given me the incentive to not sit around and listen to Barenaked Ladies all the time, which, as much as I love doing, doesn't help me understand their music any better, nor does it push me forward in my (all of ours) never-ending journey of musical discovery.
Tracks played: 55804
Tracks per hour: 3.182
Tracks per day: 76.367
Tracks per week: 534.567
Tracks per month: 2367.368
Tracks per year: 27874
Nov 11 2006, 1:53My 11-year-old sister just got an iPod, and I'm responsible for filling it. This is what she's requested:
Your Favorite Weapon
The Click Five
Barenaked Ladies - "Some" CDs
Running With Scissors
Obviously I'm going to give her all the Green Day albums, and whatever I have by the other artists, and duh I'm gonna casually slip in some other artists for her discovery. Mostly accessible pop stuff.
I think I'll add in Guster and Ben Folds stuff and stop there. If I give her too many unknowns, she'll ignore them all. Any suggestions? She likes punk influenced pop, folk influenced pop, acoustic pop and HATES profanity.
Nov 7 2006, 0:08
Nov 5 2006, 7:06