• Top 50 Artists Questions

    Ago 27 2009, 3:36

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    1. How did you get into 29? n a s a
    My Dad...

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? Massive Attack
    Angel

    3. What’s your favourite lyric by 33? Acceptance
    "Oh you're everything I'm wanting
    Come to think of it, I'm aching..."
    from So Contagious

    4. What is your favourite album by 49? Orgy
    Candyass

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? Secret Garden
    Seven (7)!

    6. What is your favourite song by 50? Ambeon
    Gotta say a tie between Sweet Little Brother and Dreamer

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? Katy Perry
    Sort of - I Kissed a Girl reminds me of someone who is no longer in my life that I miss very much at times...

    8. What is your favourite album by 15? Marcomé
    Seven Seas

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? Adiemus
    Adiemus

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? Incubus
    Several - "Wish You Were Here" is probably my favorite.

    11. What is your favourite album by 40? The Rasmus
    Dead Letters

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? Johnny Cash
    Jackson

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? Disturbed
    Probably the spring of 2005 (JSU, Rod...).

    14. What is your favourite song by 38? A Perfect Circle
    When The Levee Breaks

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? The Cranberries
    Dreams

    16. How many times have you seen 25 live? Dead Can Dance
    None!

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? Daughtry
    Home

    18. What is your favourite album by 11? The Doors
    The Best Of

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1? Enigma
    Everyone involved!!

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live? Jimi Hendrix
    No, but I'd give just about anything to have the opportunity (even though it's a total impossibility!).

    21. What is a good memory involving 27? Live
    Sleepovers at a friend's house back during junior year of high school (Chrissie)...

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? The Alan Parsons Project
    Gemini

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? Jack Johnson
    Hope

    24. What is your favourite album by 18? Evanescence
    Fallen

    25. What is your favourite song by 21? Selah
    Draw Me Lord

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? Staind
    It's Been a While

    27. What is your favourite album by 3? Nirvana
    Nevermind - hands down!

    28. What is you favourite song by 2? Breaking Benjamin
    Until The End

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? 3 Doors Down
    When I'm Gone

    30. What is you favourite song by 8? Enya
    Watermark

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? The Beatles
    None, but wouldn't it be awesome it that were possible?

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? BT
    Dominic's Story

    33. What is you favourite album by 12? James Horner
    Apollo 13 Score

    34. What is the worst song by 45? Mychael Danna
    No clue...

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? Wolff Hoffman
    Blues for Elise

    36. What is you favourite album by 48? Orgy
    Candyass

    37. How many times have you seen 42 live? Wicked Wisdom
    None...

    38. What is you favourite song by 36? Tricky
    Black Steel

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? Yngwie Malmsteen
    Fugue

    40. What is your favourite album by 7? Mars Lasar
    Sapphire

    41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? Seether
    Remedy

    42. What is your favourite album by 41? Kasabian
    Empire

    43. What is your favourite song by 24? 10 Years
    Seasons to Cycle

    44. What is a good memory you have involving 46? Ani DiFranco
    My best friend from high school - she used to love (and sing) 32 Flavors...

    45. What is your favourite song by 35? Lesiëm
    Agnus Dei

    46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? Air
    Le Femme d'Argent

    47. What is your favourite album by 4? Linkin Park
    Tie between Hybrid Theory and Meteora

    48. Who is a favourite member of 37? Amethystium
    Don't really have a favourite member...

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43? Muse
    Butterflies and Hurricanes

    50. How many albums do you own by 20? Karunesh
    Five (5)!
  • Top 50 Artists

    Ago 27 2009, 2:38

  • We're pregnant!!!

    Mar 3 2009, 4:47

    Wow - I can't believe it happened so quickly into our conception journey!! Only three months in, and we're pregnant. We saw the doctor today, and let's just say we're hoping the blood levels come back as acceptable and we don't have to go through another miscarriage.

    I've been putting together a playlist for baby - when it's finished I'll have to put it up here...

    Currently Listening to Amy's Lullaby
  • New music much?

    Feb 26 2009, 6:53

    Heh. I haven't heard any newly released music, from new OR old artists, that I like...in - FOREVER. WTF. What has happened to the music industry? Or am I just that ignorant? Really very depressing...
  • Cable Channel Theme Music

    Giu 1 2008, 20:56

    You know what I am talking about, right? On cable channels, the theme music they play with their logos or the "coming up next" screen... I noticed it first on Sci-fi - that little jingle that plays with the SciFi logo. Then, I noticed it on Investigation Discovery, while they were showing their "coming up next" screen. Where do they come up with this stuff? I mean - is it actual music by artists, or just computerized sound effects! ROFL

    Well, nonetheless, I kind of like it. *giggle*
  • Cuuute, with Chris - Check it OUT.

    Gen 31 2008, 1:10

    A few weeks ago, I accidentally discovered this great Internet program on YouTube. It was called, "Cute with Chris," and it was the funniest humor show I'd seen in a while. After going to Chris's YouTube page, I linked to his website, which had blogs, photos, videos, discussions - all kinds of fun stuff. I am now addicted to CWC. Check it out if you get a chance.

    Cute With Chris. Exposing the ugly side of cute. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.


    Here are some reviews:


    "Very funny. A friend introduced me to this ever so strange man. He's so cuuute. Episode 92 and special for itunes. Not only is this man making people laugh, always a good thing, but his cutedown competition is getting lots of dogs and cats adopted from the L.A. shelter. woooo-hooo for Chris. -

    McManatee , posted 04/10/07"

    "A friend recently sent me a link to Cute with Chris, a quirky three-minute video web series featuring user-submitted photos of pets. The webisodes are quickly becoming a sensation among animals lovers for their offbeat humor. Written and hosted by Chris Leavins, the show is like a video version of the popular web site cuteoverload.com. The script and delivery is funny and unexpected, and videos often come with hilarious disclaimers such as "Warning: This episode contains cat sexuality."

    I am hooked—it’s funny and it has adorable pets. The show also does a lot to save homeless animals as many of the critters featured are also available for adoption to residents of Los Angeles. Episodes can also be viewed on MySpace or Itunes.

    Angela Di Pietro"

    " The other day, as I gallantly strode down Internet Blvd., parasol in hand, I came upon a new Web site/blog/Internet TV show that I thought you might enjoy. I certainly do.

    It’s called Cute With Chris and it features several things I love (seen here in this numbered list):

    1. boys with bedhead
    2. Canadian accents
    3. pictures of puppies, kittens (and others), and
    4. non sequiturs.

    It’s a fun show — kind of like those John Hodgman Mac ads had a baby with the people who do Cute Overload and they raised it on a steady diet of SCTV reruns.

    The show’s been on for a while, so there’s a whole long backlog of shows for you to watch. Plus, if you have a newfangled iPod, you can download episodes from iTunes for free and watch them on public transportation."

  • Eclectic Score + the Mix

    Gen 27 2008, 5:42

    Take your top 20 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 5 similar artists. The resulting number of unique artists is your eclectic score. If the score is small (extreme = 5) your musical preferences are very limited, and if it is large (larger than 80, extreme = 100), then you have an eclectic musical preference. You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/eclectic.php

    My eclectic score is currently

    83/100



    The 83 related artists for my profile are 32 Leaves, Adiemus (4), Air, Alan Parsons, Alan Silvestri, Alice in Chains, Amethystium, Arctic Monkeys, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Bloc Party, Breaking Benjamin, Brendan Perry, Chevelle, Clannad (3), Cream, Dagda, David Arkenstone (3), Deep Forest, Delerium, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Enigma, Enya, Era (4), Evanescence, Evans Blue, Faith and the Muse, Flyleaf, Foo Fighters, Fort Minor, Genesis, Gregorian, HIM, Hans Zimmer, Human Waste Project, James LaBrie, James Newton Howard, Jay-Z and Linkin Park, Jerry Goldsmith, John Petrucci, John Williams, Kaiser Chiefs, Kittie, Lamb (2), Led Zeppelin, Limp Bizkit, Liquid Tension Experiment, Lisa Gerrard, Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke, Lisa Lynne, Loreena McKennitt, Magna Canta, Massive Attack (2), Medwyn Goodall, Moya Brennan, Mythos, Negative, Nickelback, Nonpoint, Oasis, Pain of Salvation, Papa Roach, Portishead (3), Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Röyksopp, Sacred Spirit, Sevendust, Shinedown, Soundgarden, Supertramp, Suzanne Ciani, Symphony X, The 69 Eyes, The Doors, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Ramus, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Thievery Corporation (3), Tricky, Yes, Zero 7 (2),
  • Wicked Wisdom

    Gen 3 2008, 4:13

    A friend of mine from deviantART turned me on to this group called, "Wicked Wisdom." She said, "Oh, the music is great! You're gonna love it!" She was right. But, little did I know as I first listened that the lead singer was Jada Pinkett (sp?) Smith! That blew both me and Jeremy away.

    This is a great band if you're into heavy rock/metal-ish sounds. I can't get enough of 'em. I think my favorite track is "Set Me Free," but, truly, it's hard to pick a favorite track. I love the whole album (which is self titled, btw).

    This is the first "new" music I've bought in a while just based on the word of a "friend," but this album was definitely worth it for me - even if some people rag on the band or on Jada.

    Set Me Free
  • New Age Music: Good for Body, Mind, and Soul

    Ott 31 2007, 19:11

    What really constitutes the “New Age” genre? Wikipedia describes new age music as, “a style of music originally associated with some New Age beliefs. It has its basis in the work of various 1960s European and American electronic and acoustic musicians, and is generally characterized as being primarily instrumental and repetitively melodic in nature. Recordings of naturally occurring sounds are sometimes used as an introduction to a track or throughout the piece.”

    The theory is that new age music is good music: good for mind, body, and soul. Researchers report that individuals who listen to music of the new age genre are healthier, happier individuals. Most attribute this to the relaxing and stress-relieving properties of this type of music.

    One is not required to be a very spiritual person, or even to have new age or spiritual beliefs, to enjoy and benefit from listening to this calming genre of music. Anyone who loves to listen to music and finds themselves in need of a calming moment, source of rejuvenation, or a romantic fire starter can, and likely will, find themselves enjoying this genre.

    Check out these links to new age information and artists’ pages and find out if this genre is right for you:

    The Ultimate Enigma Fan Experience

    The Official Enya Website

    Mars Lasar: The Official Website

    Soothing, Healing New Age Music by Composer Frederic Delarue

    New Age – Free Music Downloads

    Discography of New Age, Electronic, and Ambient Music
  • iWhat?

    Ott 16 2007, 0:31

    Ok - I've succumbed to the iWorld. My mp3 player stopped working (ok - it died a horrible death that we don't want to discuss...) and, well - to make a long story short, I now have an iPod.

    I've always hated iTunes - in fact, I've purposely shunned the software for years. But, now that I have the iPod, I must use it...and I've gotta say that it's not really as bad as I remember it being a couple of years ago.

    I like iSproggler - although I haven't actually done anything except read about it and install it... I haven't listened to any music on my PC in days because I've been on a trip. But I listened to the iPod quite a bit, especially during the long drives there and back.

    Anyway...that's the confession. I own an iPod. I use iTunes. I shudder to think what some of my iHating friends will have to say about this... -giggle-