• I'm 18.88 % mainstream

    Mar 17 2007, 21:57

    I'm 18.88 % mainstream...

    I see these blog entries a lot so I figured that I'd have my try at it. I'm not a member of the "I'm indier than thou" mafia but I was surprised by the results. The chart is artist (obviously), then the number of listeners, and lastly the weight of the artist in the calculation.

    01 Cursive 128,969 100 %
    02 Pinback 78,458 55 %
    03 Orchid 12,935 43 %
    04 The Good Life 31,423 32 %
    05 Matt Pond PA 31,829 29 %
    06 Minus the Bear 86,912 25 %
    07 Bright Eyes 301,557 25 %
    08 Mates of State 74,405 23 %
    09 Q and Not U 50,453 22 %
    10Sufjan Stevens 267,847 20 %
    11Wolf Parade 116,009 20 %
    12The Faint 149,510 18 %
    13The Weakerthans 45,403 15 %
    14Starlight Mints 17,924 14 %
    15Blonde Redhead 95,089 14 %

    If it wasn't for Bright Eyes and Sufjan Stevens, I'd be a lot less mainstream but meh, it happens. Anyway, I think that my current top 15 is going to stay that way for a while. I don't see any up and comers in numbers 16-50. I fore see Mates of State going up though. Wolf Parade too. Take the test at
  • The Good Life

    Gen 27 2007, 1:05

    So I listened to every Good Life song a couple of days ago. I got through "Novena on a Nocturne" and "Black Out" and figured, why not go for the whole thing? And I definitely did. I did listen to the acoustic version of "Album of the Year" instead of the studio version but every song is the same so yeah...So here it is, my favorites from each album.

    Novena on a Nocturne
    I connect with this album if only because I always played it when I was going to Taco Bell at like 2 in the morning back when I lived at the apartment. For me, this album is the feeling of being totally and utterly alone on a cold winter night and every time I listen to it, I get those feelings. The feelings aren't good but I like having them regardless. So my favorite song?

    The Moon Red Handed

    Probably my favorite Good Life song period. Apparently other people like it too because one user has listened to it 1,878 times (!). Favorite lyrics from it are:

    the songs we don’t sing are the hardest to hear.
    words left unsaid, words we wish we'd forget.

    Black Out

    When I first got this album, I didn't really enjoy as much as I would have hoped but upon further listening, I like it more. I have a couple of favorites but the top one is probably:

    Empty Bed

    I think the one reason I like this song so much is because of the youtube video where Tim does it acoustic on top of building with traffic going by...amazing. The last minute of the song I'm not a huge fan of.

    Other favorites included:
    O'Rourke's, 1:20 A.M. and I Am an Island

    Lovers Need Lawyers EP

    Really good EP. All of the songs are good too which is always a plus. If I had to pick one, it'd have to be Entertainer if only because I think that's the first Good Life song I listend to so it holds a special place. I like Leaving Omaha as well, if only because it reminds me of Haunted Homecoming which is tied with "The Moon Red Handed" as my favorite song by The Good Life.

    Album of the Year
    What can I say except that I can listen to this album over and over and not get tired of it. Favorite song off of it is tricky but I have to go with either:

    Album of the Year or Notes in His Pockets but Inmates and A New Friend also rank up there. Anyway, I feel bad if I don't give another youtube link out so here is "Album of the Year" live on some TV show I don't recognize, video on youtube.

    So all in all, I don't regret purchasing every Good Life album and I look forward to the new album which is coming out sometime this year? I don't know. Incase you couldn't tell, note how I tried all out at the beggining of this post and as time went on, I got lazier and lazier...I thought it was funny.
  • Browsing youtube again...

    Gen 5 2007, 7:49

    So it's pretty late (2:40 AM) and I was wasting time pretty much when I came across this video on Youtube that I felt needed to be shared. It's my favorite song by Cursive, "Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand" live with apparently 10 people on stage singing along...I'm amazed. And from the looks of the video, Tim Kasher is a lady magnet. Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand

    This is another video, "Sink to the Beat" that was shot in Chapel Hill which I thought was ironic because Chapel Hill is mentioned in the song but yeah...I definitely got chills from it.
    Sink To The Beat
  • First journal

    Dic 13 2006, 2:00

    So I'm new to (I only have 369 tracks played) but I'm stupidly making a new blog on this site. Anyway, there is a new song by The Faint, of which, I'm a fan. I can't really hear the lyrics that well but I'm sure that the odds that they concern sex in some way are incredibly high.

    I found it through Lazy-i.