Thanks to iTunes shuffle: Louis Prima, Captain Beefheart, The Durutti Column, The Residents, Pere Ubu, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Soul Coughing, The Fall, Ivor Cutler, The Chemical Brothers, Anton Karas,Alice Cooper, Elbow, John Barry, N*E*R*D, Air, Snow Patrol, Brian Wilson, Gonzales, Ian Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, The Beatles, Brian Eno, Goldfrapp, 808 State, Coil, The Flaming Lips, Neil Young, Buddy Holly, Grandaddy, Django Reinhardt, Cornelius, Spike Jones, Pink Floyd, Associates, Nick Drake, Magazine. The Beta Band.
I could go on.
I love iTunes shuffle.
Normally I use either a PC with WinAmp or Media Player, or a portable -cheap but reliable- Mp3 player to hear my music, so I have to ask: what's so marvellous about iTunes?
I am able to store/transport whatever music/data I want. I am able to shuffle, have visualizations for the songs, etc. Standard features. Am I missing something?
The hum of flourescents, the click of others' keyboards, the murmur of muffled voices.
I forgot my headphones today.
today downloading to me Ipod photo:
the Tears -
Pixies - Bosanova
Pixies - Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim
Kylie - Ulitimate Kylie ( http://www.thepinkbraceletfund.org/ )
Basement Jaxx - Rooty and Kish Kash
Dominatrix Sleeps tonight - Dominatrix
Rockin' it - Fearless Four
Step on - Happy Mondays
Last night a dj saved my life - Indeep
Buffalo Gals - Malcom McClaren
Cavern - Liquid Liquid
Buffalo Stance - Nenah Cherry
Fetenhits - neue deutsche welle 2
Stranglers Hammersmith Odeon album 1981
fannypack & ya gotta dig that lettering, yo!
Right now I'm into Bløf while learning some Dutch.
'Oh my gosh' Basement Jaxx new video
Rachid Taha's hilarious yet rocking Arabic version of 'Rock the Casbah'. Over and over again.
The "Letterman" :-)
I am listening to a lot of shit that makes me feel like a 35 year old lawyer.
I feel like I should be sitting in a Starbucks, instead of the studio!
Air 10,000 MHzZen and the Art of Chilling, Volume 2
Yesterday I stumbled upon a CD my sister forgot in the house (she studies contemporary dance in other city). The CD is only labelled "Wim Mertems" yet it became one of my favourites in a single day.
I actually couldn´t find anything about this Wim Mertems on the internet so I guess I'll have to wait a couple of weeks to ask my sister about it.
That's cuz it's probably actually Wim Mertens, who has about ten billion albums out.
While I'm here, now I too have an Audioscrobbler feed: http://www.audioscrobbler.com/user/othiym23/. Apparently this week I'm really into The Fall, Ikara Colt, Roots Manuva, and the Epoxies. I've also been listening to the new Sleater-Kinney pretty relentlessly, but it's not made it into my Audioscrobbler listing yet.
"Narcotango", by Carlos Libedinsky.
more pink martini: this time it's hang on little tomato
glen phillip's winter pays for summer
and paul anka's version of blackhole sun, smells like teen spirit and wonderwall
A few nice radio stations:
- If you are using iTunes you can also find these
stations when browsing through the radio section
——————————————————————————BassdriveJungle, Drum´n Bass
——————————————————————————BeatBlenderDowntempo, ambient, lounge, house
——————————————————————————Groove SaladAmbient beats & grooves
——————————————————————————Jazzmusique - My favorite!!!Downtempo, ambient, lounge, house
——————————————————————————KKJZ 88.1 FMJazz, jazz, jazz
——————————————————————————HousemusiqueContinous house mixes
When you come to Typecon in NYC and want to listen to the best jazz 88.3 FM WBGO. Listener sponsored radio and from 3-4 during M-F is the Blues Hour. If you would like a taste on-line streaming wbgo.org
>I stumbled upon a CD my sister forgot
More family stuff:
It was a great loss when my son left home and took all his CDs with him, several of which I had become quite attached to (I missed the boy too). The other day I felt like a bit of Schnittke, in particular the Kronos recording of the String Quartets (great sleeve design BTW, featuring Alias' Granite face), but it was gone with Eric. So I went down to the local classical store to see if I could get a copy, but they didn't have one. Desparate for a Schnittke fix, I bought "Oleg Kagan plays Schnittke". Really enjoying Concerto No. 3 for Violin.
Always liked Peggy Lee but never heard her early work with Benny Goodman. My dad has a compilation album in his car, which he's lent me while he's on vacation, so I popped it on, and was gobsmacked -- she sounded so different then, and even more world-weary.
Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Kasabian... Lots of stuff beginning with "K". Saint Etienne and The Specials have also being appearing a lot recently on my iPod.
Blood Brothers — Crimes, Book of Dead Names — Blood of the Young EP, Digitata — Sexually Transmitted Emotions, Ice Cube — Amerikkka's Most Wanted, The Knife — Deep Cuts, Start Destruct — UNTITLED, All Thunderbirds Are Now, All Tracy and the Plastics.
SIMS — Lights Out Paris!!!
HeadphonesCrystal SkullsCopelandDenison WitmerFrou FrouMassive AttackDamien JuradoOver The RhineMatisyahuMae
Cripes! It's happened: I've turned into my father. I am utterly clueless on about 95% of the band/artist names being bandied about here. And what worries me more is that, lately, I have come to believe that Rosemary Clooney rocks...
Don't worry oldnick... All of the bands I've mentioned here are British... we know how difficult it for UK artists/groups is to break into the US music market (unless you're The Beatles). But, it also works the other way round as I've never ever heard of Rosemary Clooney! =)
Botellita de Jerez: naco es chido, abuelita de batman, guacarrock del santo, alarmala de tos & al.
Fountains of Wayne, my favorite purveyors of power pop, just released a 2-CD set* of b-sides, non-album singles, demos, etc. Awesome stuff -- their discards outclass most bands' official output.
*"Out of State Plates," for those shopping at home.
at the moment... Funeral by Arcade Fire.
Right now -- 13 & God, a collaboration by German glitchpop rockers The Notwist and Anticon electro-rap experimentalists Themselves.
The Supperclub volumes (1-8) are superb and always hot for me! The first CD on each pac makes you mellow, CD 2 keeps you awake on the night shift.
Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
Green Day - American Idiot
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
...are the most played albums on my iPod.
Lots of streaming & downloading from WeFunk Radio. Great funk and hip-hop, and every show has a playlist for easy ID'ing of good tracks.
Montreal Jazz festival, live from 2-6 on WBGO.org
Wow! What a great diverse list of music!
I just picked up the new Audioslave album, "Out of Exile" - seems great so far.
Am also listening to:
Paul Van Dyk's Reflections
Thievery Corporation's Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi which features a whole plethora of songs by Stan Getz, Chico Hamilton and Sergio Mendes, just to name a few.
Thievery Corporation's new album "The Cosmic Game"
Wilco's "A Ghost is Born"
and finally, some good local group music, Rheostatics; "True North"
Devin the Dude
A few of J-Rocc's mixtapes (Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk)
Savath & Savalas
Matthew Herbert Big Band
Gil Scott Heron
to name a few.
Thievery Corp, Boards of Canada, nice choices :)
Ever since Saturday, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon has been in high rotation!
At moment listening to quite a lot of power pop, like:
Brendan Benson, Oranger, The Sights, Jason Faulkner, Bronco Bullfrog, Death Ray Davies, Cotton Mather, etc, etc.
Listening to my own work.
Now I'm really lost between music and typography.
Ooh, Oranger! I was introduced to them a couple of months ago -- great stuff. Can't wait for their new disc in September...
Blackalicious Nia - it's so, so good
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas - Madlib getting stoned
The Arcade Fire (their recently re-released first EP) - if you liked Funeral, you'll like this
Plane Hello More - picked it up on a recommendation from my record store, compared it to Modest Mouse, Interpol, and Postal Service
"Proud" - Heather Small
Jerusalem - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
London Calling - The Clash
"In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential."
"They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don't want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail."
-- Ken Livingstone - Mayor of London
Just got the new Beck album 'Guero' today and it's playing on the stereo right now. It's cool.
well last night, it was Michael Buble in concert. now i've got jazz standards playin in my head.
Paul go over to WBGO.org and listen to the live streaming and you will be hooked.
a little rock: keane, snow patrol, the killers, franz ferdinand, embrace, blur, bush, the bravery, doves, the vines
some led zeppelin and def leppard for good measure
Nice one Tiffany, you've got to love the bands coming out of the UK recently.
At the moment I'm into The Doves (the Last Broadcast being their best work to date - Some Cities gets (imho) overrated reviews and doesn't live up to the hype). Saw them recently and they're great. My new favourite band is The Magic Numbers, they're also great live. Other than that, Royksopp are great as background electronica. Not feeling the latest Coldplay album quite yet, though. James Blunt's also getting a lot of airplay in our house due to my girlfriend - and REM (they played Nottingham last week and were superb). Oh, I mustn't leave out Athlete who are well worth a listen.
Tiff, you had me up until Def Leppard... =)
Speaking of the UK... I found this podcast, Not Your Usual Bollocks (iTunes link requires v4.9). Very tasty, half hour block of various indie tracks with very little talk. The host plays some obscure stuff (to my ears) - Brit electronica, German electronic. He mixes in just enough recognizable stuff from Kasabian, Autolux, Aphex Twin, to keep it at least a tad familiar. Very highly recommended! (Isn't it rare to find a podcast you can actually recommend?)
Katamari Damacy Soundtrack.
This tends to stick to you. Really a J-Pop sampler but thematically written around the game, which you should play if you have a PS2.
1.) Scott Walker 3
2.) Robert Wyatt Cuckoland
3.) Brian Wilson Smile and the other bookend Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle
4.) Jim O'Rourke Eureka
None of this is really new but so good, and back in rotation at the moment.