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  • Sting and John Dowland

    Ott 15 2010, 19:32

    Was curious to see what other scrobblers think about the Sting album of John Dowland songs. Do you think Sting has successfully inspired interest in John Dowland's music or in minstrelsy? Did you like the album?

    I think the album is alright. I don't like the tracks with Sting harmonizing with himself. That seems a bit egocentric. Nevertheless, his passion for the music is obvious. The playing is fantastic. Songs From The LabyrinthJohn Dowland
  • L.A. Guns, best in show

    Set 18 2010, 22:27

    Fri 17 Sep – Ratt Infestation Tour

    All three bands were great, but L.A. Guns put on the best show.
  • The Warlocks and the Velvet Underground

    Gen 22 2009, 9:53

    Just got a lot of Warlocks and Velvet Underground albums.

    I could listen to the Warlocks forever! I've seen them in concert twice, hung out with them. Such awesome people, and what great music! I'll have to listen to the albums some more to decide, but I think "Surgery" may be my favorite album from them. "So Paranoid" from "Heavy Deavy" is certainly my favorite song.

    Before now, I had only heard "velvet Underground and Nico", Lou Reed's "Transformer" and "White Light/White Heat." VU's entire catalogue is so amazing. "I Can't Stand It" nearly killed me when I first heard it. That groove has been reworked by so many bands, like BJM, the Dandy Warhols, and the Warlocks, and so on.

    Love these bands forever!

    Dandy WarholsThe WarlocksThe Velvet UndergroundBrian Jonestown MassacreHeavy Deavy Skull LoverTransformerVelvet Underground and NicoI Can't Stand ItSo ParanoidSurgeryWhite Light/White Heat
  • Darker My Love

    Giu 26 2008, 4:52

    I would like to all who will be buying the new album by Darker My Love, which is coming out in August. What did you guys think of their debut album? Have you checked out the few tracks they have on their Myspace page?Darker My Love2Darker My Love
  • Typical Papa John's conversation

    Gen 22 2008, 10:03

    This is just a rough sketch of a conversation we had at Papa John's today. It isn't by any means exact. This is just usually how our conversations go. Thought you guys on last.fm would find this funny.

    CALEB: (singing) "You are beautiful, in every single way. Words won't bring us down."
    KEITH: You know Christina Aguilera didn't write that song.
    JACOB: Who did?
    K: The woman that writes Pink's songs.
    J: No, she didn't. That's Christina's song.
    K: No, someone else wrote the song.
    C: Who wrote what song?
    J: The one you were singing.
    K: Someone else wrote that song.
    C: Who did?
    J: The woman that did Pink's songs. She's a famous songwriter.
    C: Umm ... Carole King?
    J: No. Not Carole King.
    K: The woman that wrote it is a lesbian.
    C: And it's not Carole King?
    J: Carole King is not a lesbian! She had a solo career, or she was in a band. She's a popular songwriter. She used to have dreds like back in 2003 and now her hair is really short.
    C: kd lang?
    J: No.
    K: I think it's that woman that did ... how does that song go? ... "I bet you think this song is about you."
    C: OH .... her name starts with C-A-R
    J: It's not Carole King! Carole King is not a lesbian!
    C: No. Not Carole King! Ummm ... Carley Simon.
    K: Oh, that's right.
    C: Carley Simon's a lesbian?!
    K: Oh, she's a big ol' lesbian.
    J: Oh ... Her name was ... Linda ... something.
    C: Linda McCartney?
    J: Linda McCartney is not a lesbian!
    C: Is it that woman from the 4 Non Blondes.
    J: I don't know.
    C: Her name is Linda. She had dreds and a big hat. She wrote music for Bryan Adams.
    J: What is her last name?
    C: I don't know. I don't think she had a solo career.
    J: Ok.
    C: ... Linda Ronstadt?
    J: No, she's black. This woman was white.
    K: Linda Ronstadt is not black.
    C: She's a country singer.
    J: Well, who am I thinking of?
    K: What is that? Is her name Dutch? Scandinavian?
    C: I think it's Norwegian.
    K: Who is that?
    C: (singing) "I don't know much. But I know I love you." with Aaron Neville.
    K: No, she's gay like Larry Bird, that guy from Phoenix.
    J: Larry Bird is from Boston.
    K: No, he's not.
    J: Larry Bird.
    K: Yeah.
    J: The coach for the Celtics.
    C: The Celtics.
    J: The Celtics.
    K: Larry ... Bird. Uh ... no ... I mean, Charles Barkley.
    C: Charles Barkley is gay?
    K: Oh, he is so gay! He's so gay, he's a white man.
    J: What about that guy ... Magic?
    C: Magic Johnson is not gay! He has AIDS!
    J: Oh, ok. ... What about that other guy? The Mailman?
    K: What is his name?
    J: Hey, Justin, what is that basketball player's name for the Utah Jazz?
    JUSTIN: Karl Malone. He retired at 43, surpassing Michael Jordan by one year, I think.
    J: Ok.
    C: It's not Carole King?
    J: Carole King is not a lesbian!
    C: And it's not Carly Simon?
    J: No. I think her name's Linda.
    C: Linda McCartney?
    J: Linda McCartney is not a lesbian!
    C: I think it's the woman from the 4 Non Blondes. All those boys looked pretty gay. I didn't know she was a lesbian. I think you're thinking of her. I don't know her last name, though.
    J: Linda ... Linda ... Linda ...
    C: Is it Stevie Nicks?
    J: Stevie Nicks is not a lesbian. She had sex with that guy in Fleetwood Mac. What's his name?
    C: Mic Fleetwood.
    J: No, the other one.
    C: I don't know his name.
    J: Justin, what was the name of the guy in Fleetwood Mac?
    C: ... who isn't Mic Fleetwood?
    J: He had a girl's name.
    JUSTIN: ... Leslie.
    JACOB: Leslie Buckingham!
    C: Lindsey Buckingham!
    J: What was that other girl's name.
    K: There was no other girl.
    J: Yes, there was.
    C: Hutch might know. Let's ask him. ... Hutch, what was the name of the other girl in Fleetwood Mac?
    HUTCH: There was no other girl.
    J: Yes, there was. She sang backup vocals.
    H: Well, everyone sings backup vocals.
    J: She sang lead on those two songs.
    H: Well.
    C: Do you know the 4 Non Blondes?
    HUTCH: (singing) wake up in the mornin' and get real high ...
    C: Yeah! Do you know the lead singer's name?
    H: ...
    C: We know her first name is Linda. We just don't know her last name.
    H: Linda McCartney.

    By the way, her name is Linda Perry. She was the lead singer of the 4 Non Blondes. She is a lesbian, and she wrote "Beautiful" for Christina Aguilera. She also wrote music for Pink, like "Let's Get This Party Started." She did not write anything for Bryan Adams.

    Christine McVie was the other girl in Fleetwood Mac.

    4 Non BlondesLinda PerryPinkLinda RonstadtBeautifulFleetwood MacStevie NicksLinda McCartneyKD LangLindsay BuckinghamMic FleetwoodChristina AguileraBryan AdamsDon't Know MuchAaron NevilleCarly SimonChristine McVieCarole King
  • I love Aaron Copland

    Dic 18 2007, 9:56

    I have always liked what I heard of Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid, Fanfare for the Common Man. I finally bought a CD of his music (Copland: Greatest Hits from RCA/Victor), and I love it all. I never listened to Appalachian Spring so intensely. A heavenly, moving piece of music! I love the slow, chord progressions. It seems so youthful and full of life.

    I want to check out Grohg. Has anyone heard this music. I know it's early and very unlike his familiar stuff. It's only available on one album at Amazon.



    Aaron CoplandGreatest HitsAppalachian SpringBilly the KidFanfare for the Common ManRodeoGrohg
  • Mahler on Low?

    Nov 7 2007, 3:50

    So, I was in the music library listening to Mahler 3, and these two guys sitting near me went to the librarian and asked him to ask me to turn my music down. I had headphones on, but apparently it was so loud that it was bothering them.

    1. Don't go to the music library to study if you don't want to be bothered with music.
    2. Ask me yourself to turn my music down. No need to get the librarian involved.
    3. Listening to Mahler with the volume turned down is like eating a hot fudge sundae with a toothpick.

    Gustav Mahler
  • 30 Questions About My Top 30

    Nov 5 2007, 21:36

    1 The Dandy Warhols 376
    2 Bob Dylan 329
    3 Oasis 317
    4 Talking Heads 312
    5 Radiohead 290
    6 The Beatles 221
    7 INXS 194
    8 Arnold Schönberg 188
    9 Gustav Mahler 187
    10 Rilo Kiley 183
    11 Ludwig van Beethoven 173
    12 Bobby Baby 169
    13 Pixies 156
    14 Rogue Wave 152
    15 The Smashing Pumpkins 139
    16 The New Pornographers 135
    17 Belly 107
    18 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 104
    19 Sonic Youth 102
    20 Robert Johnson 101
    21 Yoko Kanno 99
    22 Neko Case 95
    23 Creedence Clearwater Revival 87
    24 Nine Inch Nails 82
    24 The Radio Dept. 82
    26 The Flaming Lips 77
    27 Robert Schumann 76
    27 Scissor Sisters 76
    29 Madonna 74
    29 Björk 74


    //Please note that Oasis should not be #3. It's just tat somebody got on my computer this week and listened to

    Wonderwall like a zillion times.

    1. How did you get into 21? (Yoko Kanno)
    Ohmygod ... Cowboy Bebop. She does the music for lots of popular anime shows (Bebop, Escaflowne, Wolf's Rain) . I love Cowboy Bebop and that's how I discovered her music. Everyone should listen to her stuff. She is so taleted and can write within any American musical genre.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Neko Case)
    I had heard her first in the New Pornographers, but I think the first song I heard was either Maybe Sparrow or Star

    Witness.

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 2? (Bob Dylan)
    My god there are so many good ones. This is a tough question. Maybe: "I once loved a woman, a child I've been

    told/I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul/but don't think twice it's alright."

    4. What is your fave album by 29? (Madonna)
    I don't really have a favorite album, but the one I prefer to listen to is The Immaculate Collection.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Pixies)
    Three and I've got one in the mail on the way.

    6. What is your favourite song by 10? (Rilo Kiley)
    These questions are too hard. The one I listen to most frequently, I think, is "With Arms Outstretched."

    7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad? (Talking Heads)
    No. All of their songs are too upbeat.

    8. What is your least favourite song by 15? (Smashing Pumpkins)
    I don't have a least favorite song.

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? (Radiohead)
    Maybe Street Spirit (Fade Out), or Creep (which I sing at karaoke a lot) or Fake Plastic Trees.

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (The Beatles)
    Oh, yes ... especially Paperback Writer, Hey Jude, and Let It Be.

    11. What is your favourite song by 20? (Robert Johnson)
    Love in Vain ... so intense.

    12. What is your favourite song by 30? (Bjork)
    Venus as a Boy ... I love the line "He believes in beauty"

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 23? (Creedence)
    Everytime I've gotten drunk and played their music.

    14. What is your favourite song by 17? (Belly)
    Feed the Tree ... I am yet to figure out what this song is about

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (Sonic Youth)
    not particularly

    16. How many times have you seen 24 live? (The Radio Dept)
    No, but I would like to.

    17. What was the first song you heard by 3? (Oasis)
    I don't know. It was probably Champagne Supernova back in the ninth grade.

    18. What is your favourite album by 1? (The Dandy Warhols)
    Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia ... a grea psychedelic rock album.

    19. Who is your favourite member in 2? (Bob Dylan)
    Ummm ... the Hunchback of Notre Dame

    20. How many times have you seen 14 live? (Rogue Wave)
    Man, none. But I totally could this Friday, but I have to work. Damn!

    21. What is a good memory you have involving 1? (The Dandy Warhols)
    When I was on the beach drunk and tripping this past SPring Break. Dancing at night to the Dandys on a windy beach.

    Fantastic.

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? (New Pornogaphers)
    Jackie, Dressed in Cobras ... I love the crazy rhythms and the piano.

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 7? (INXS)
    Probably New Sensation back when I was in elementary school. I love this band so damn much!

    24. What is your favourite album by 9? (Gustav Mahler)
    Well, he doesn't have an album ... but my favorite piece is the Adagietto from his Fifth Symphony.

    25. What is your favourite song by 18? (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
    Red Eyes and Tears

    26. What is the first song you heard by 28? (Scissor Sisters)
    Probably Take Your Mamma Out.

    27. What is the first song you heard by 26? (Flaming Lips)
    I don't know ... probably Yoshima Battles the Pink Robots.

    28. What is your favourite song by 12? (Bobby Baby)
    In Ten Years From Now ... her voice is so pretty and soothing.

    29. What is the first song you heard by 11? (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    I like the Pathetique ... but it has to go to Sympghony No. 9 hands down.

    30. What is your favourite song by 8? (Arnold Schoenberg)
    Verklarte Nacht ... its mesmerizing.

    The Dandy WarholsBob DylanTalking HeadsOasisRadioheadThe BeatlesINXSGustav MahlerArnold SchönbergRilo KileyLudwig van BeethovenBobby BabyPixiesRogue WaveThe Smashing PumpkinsThe New PornographersBellyBlack Rebel Motorcycle ClubSonic YouthRobert JohnsonYoko KannoNeko CaseCreedence Clearwater RevivalNine Inch NailsThe Radio DeptThe Flaming LipsRobert SchumannScissor SistersBjörkMadonnaMaybe SparrowStar WitnessDon't Think Twice, Its All RightImmaculate CollectionWith Arms OutstretchedFake Plastic TreesCreepStreet Spirit (Fade Out)Paperback WriterHey JudeLet It BeLove in VainVenus as a BoyFeed the TreeChampagne SupernovaThirteen Tales From Urban BohemiaJackie, Dressed in CobrasNew SensationAdagiettoRed Eyes and TearsIn Ten Years From NowVerklärte Nacht
  • The Warlocks and Darker My Love, Birmingham

    Nov 3 2007, 21:26

    Fri 2 Nov – The Warlocks

    I attended this event with my friends Abi and Lindsay. Lindsay's birthday is in a few days, and this was my birthday present to her. I had introduced them to the DIG! movie and Jonestown, the Dandys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and the Warlocks, so this was a treat for all of us. I had never been to the Nick before, so we had trouble finding the bar. We parked by Bell Bottoms, which is six blocks away from the Nick, so we had to walk pretty far through neighborhoods and sketchy streets.

    The Nick was a dive of a place, but I loved it. From the outside, it looked like one of those restaurants that serves chicken fingers and livers on the side of the interstate. Actually, the bar is right by I-69. We started drinking, and then I saw Dave, the former touring manager for Jonestown. Turns out he is now the touring manager for the Warlocks. I bought him a beer and Darker My Love started performing.

    I had not heard the band before and at first thought they were local, since they said Birmingham was the home town of one of their members. Great psychedelic sound. Tim is a great frontman, too. They played about six or seven songs, and the set lasted about 35 to 40 minutes.

    There was about an hour between their set and the Warlocks'. So, I was pretty drunk when their show started. And it was amazing! I was right up front dancing with Abi and Lindsay, Tim and his bandmates and Dave. They started off playing songs from their new album, Heavy Deavy Skull Lover. They opened with Zombie Like Lovers. I remember that they also played: The Dope Feels Good and Shake the Dope Out, which are probably the band's two most well known songs. The fog machine was going. The strobe light was going. The music was really fucking loud. My ears are still a little fucked up. It was awesome.

    Afterward, Abi Lindsay and I chilled with the band. Abi was showing off outside, doing ballerina moves atop a bench. She actually slipped and hit her shoulder on the back of the bench, fell over and hit her neck on the seat and then rolled to the ground. It was a terrible fall. I'm surprised she doesn't have a concussion.

    The band then invited us to chill with them at their hotel, we just had to go get my car. I called a taxi, and Bobby rode with us back to my car. We then drove back to the bar and danced their for about an hour. I had a conversation with Bobby about downloading music. He said he thinks it's a good thing since the music of smaller bands is listened to. I agree with him. I told him I believe that if you love the artist, you should support the artist. That;s the way it should always be. I mentioned what Radiohead was doing, which he thought was a neat and interesting idea. They have released their latest album on the Internet and are allowing downloaders to pay whatever they want for it. That's the way it should be. Pay what you think the album is worth. Love the band; support the band. Or you can be a dick and not. Your choice, but you're still a dick.

    The band was staying at the Medical Inn ... right behind a Waffle House. We chilled with them, smoked with them. Dave is exactly like I expected him to be. He's in his 40s, he travels around with fantastic bands, and he's just eternally happy. And so generous. Lindsay traded him my Cure shirt for the last piece of DIG! memorabilia that he had on him. He also gave us a CD by Electromagnetic. He said it was a girl that used to be in Jonestown. I haven't listened to it yet, but I will check it out. The album is entitled Honeycomb.

    Really nice guys. I was so happy when I left the hotel. The ride home took a while, because the Alabama/LSU game is today and traffic was really backed up.


    Brian Jonestown MassacreThe WarlocksDandy WarholsBlack

    Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Darker My LoveHeavy Deavy Skull LoverShake The Dope OutZombie Like Lovers

    The Dope Feels GoodElectromagnetic[album

    artist=electromagnetic]honeycomb[/album]RadioheadIn Rainbows
  • Alexander Nevsky

    Lug 24 2007, 22:12

    I heard the track "Alexander Nevsky" and I immediately sought the rest of the film score. Wonderful music!Sergei Prokofiev