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14th November 2006

kunelly12:22pm: original music
Greetings music lovers! I would like to pass along a Modern Rock Band I play with called StillLine. The music is all original, so any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. If yah like what you hear, spread the word!

Click link below to take you there



Keep on Rockin!
Kunelly

21st October 2005

modnar4:49pm: Riding down the road on a foggy day...
Eyeball Skeleton
'Eyeball Skeleton'
#1

It's a bit of a joke (two kids sing and their dad handles the music), but I'll be damned if it's not stuck in my head all day after hearing it on the radio.

14th October 2005

megagoth3:20pm: Sweet Sixty Nine - myself
this is not a perfect day
i am not a perfect lover
you are not a perfect slut
we all have our limitations........


my song of the day is here!

24th September 2005

mrhorrible3:27pm: His name was Frank Strange...
Frank Strange
Chris Collingwood (AKA Fountains of Wayne)

This is a live track that I have here...I don't think it ever made it to an album. Anyhow it has one of my favorite lines of all time:
"Cause' they know from faded pictures where the Kodak Rainbow ends"

5th September 2005

highway_girl12:29am: Be my friend, hold me, wrap me up.
Sia
"Breathe Me"
Colour the Small One
OR
Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends

This is the song that played during the final montage of the last episode of Six Feet Under. Four of us were watching the episode at my friend's apartment while trying to assemble my many pieces of IKEA furniture, and as this song came on and that final scene played we all just stopped in our tracks and stared at the TV. We were all crying by the end of it.

26th June 2005

elegantlyposed8:45pm: Song of the day::

Artist: Morrissey
Song: Yes, I am blind
Album: Bona Drag

1st June 2005

modnar5:17pm: want to get back on the Tilt-A-Whirl
Sleater-Kinney
'Rollercoaster'
The Woods

It's not even my favorite song from the new album (that'd be 'Jumpers'), but I'll be damned if it hasn't been permanently stuck in my head for the last week.5.

8th May 2005

mrhorrible1:30pm: Needing a Mind for Later On
Is a Friend that Comes at a Price


-TMBG, Wearing a Raincoat

2nd April 2005

dreamline1:01pm: "Will you come into the shadow with me, Will you follow me under?"
Tanya Donelly
The Shadow
Beautysleep 2001


I have owned this album for four years and never really paid attention to the last track. I'm glad I finally did. Beautiful.

24th March 2005

highway_girl7:19am: Come on hide your lovers, underneath the covers.
It's been ages since I posted here, but for this song I had to. Just remember to get your sleep, kiddies.

The Arcade Fire
"Rebellion (Lies)" (5:10)
Funeral

14th November 2004

coyote233:06pm: haven't posted in here in a while.
The Futureheads
"Danger of the Water" (2:57)
The Futureheads

Not really representative of the overall eponymous debut by The Futureheads, it's still a nice little slice of semi-acapella pop. I can't recommend this album enough!

4th November 2004

dreamline7:10pm: What is the Light?
The Flaming Lips
What is the Light?
The Soft Bulletin

From the liner notes: An untested hypothesis suggesting that the chemical (in our brains) by which we are able to experience the sensation of being in love is the same chemical that caused the "Big Bang" that was the birth of the accelerating universe.

30th September 2004

siokaos1:00pm: Tweak those filters kids...
Chris Clark - Early Mass.
Current Mood: amused

21st August 2004

coyote234:50pm: dig that horn section.
They Might Be Giants
"Museum of Idiots" (3:02)
The Spine

21st June 2004

coyote2311:52am: let's go sit under the apple tree.
Mirah
"Recommendation" (1:20)
Advisory Committee

short and sweet. i can't say what it is i love about this song so much - the retro drum machines and synths circa 1983, the cars-like chord progression, the fact that mirah typically does the whole coffeeshop-girl-with-acoustic-guitar thing (and, for the record, does it exceedingly well) - but i can't stop listening to it. i think this would make a great lead-off track to the next themeless mix i compile...

31st May 2004

coyote231:54am: Hüsker Dü
"Pink Turns To Blue" (2:42)
Zen Arcade

It's amazing to think that Hüsker Dü released Zen Arcade in 1984. I doubt you could find a single (well, double, but that's not important right now) album that has aged this well. In fact, Zen Arcade could well be the blueprint for all the indie music that has mattered over the last twenty years, from Sonic Youth to The Pixies to Pavement. Hüsker Dü themselves are to indie what Iggy Pop was to punk: primordial godfathers, awe-inspiring in their innovation and sheer disregard for the rules. I'm predicting a Hüsker Dü revival one of these days. Go out and buy Zen Arcade and then you can tell everyone, "Oh yeah, I was into Hüsker Dü before they got cool again."

27th May 2004

coyote231:50am: The Wrens
"13 Months in 6 Minutes" (6:50)
Meadowlands

Striking a chord tonight.

14th May 2004

coyote233:35pm: NOT DEAD.
Atom and His Package
"Waiting Room" (Fugazi Cover) (1:27)
Hair: Debatable DVD

Atom and His Package, otherwise known as Adam Goren and his sequencer, are like the Weird Al of 00's post-hardcore synthcore. This is the weirdest, dumbest, and possibly strangest thing i've heard all week (and I downloaded the Nellie McKay album.)

17th April 2004

merzbunny2:23am: The Dresden Dolls
"Girl Anachronism"

Kind of a gothed-up punk version of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General." Bonus points for the Edward Gorey reference!

You can download it here, along with a few other Dresden Dolls songs.

15th April 2004

merzbunny1:05am: ...wow
Dykehouse
"Make This" (4:34)
Midrange

Another song from Mike Dykehouse's new shoegaze-influenced Midrange album, with possibly my favorite melody of the year so far and a great new-wave sound to it.

13th April 2004

simpleuglytruth9:58pm: The People by Metric
Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? 2003

Kinda trancey...These guys have a really cool way of being kinda electronica-trancey in one song, then german techno-pop circa 1985 on the next track. I saw them play at the Commodore on saturday (they opened for Hawksley workman, and played richards on richards the night before), it was the first time i'd heard of them and me and my friends were all astounded at the energy, the creativity, and the talent for writing and performing they had.

Does anyone else listen obsessively to a band that they newly find fondness for? I'm going on a two day straight marathon of only Metric. My other favorite is "Succexy".
Current Mood: caffinated
merzbunny7:56pm: Songs to learn and sing
!!!
"Hello? Is This Thing On?"
Louden Up Now

One of the tracks from the upcoming debut album on Touch and Go/Warp, from the guys who released the best-titled song in history ("Me and Giuliani Down By the School Yard") last year. Great stuff, even if they like Gang of Four a bit too much. At least they write lyrics about dancin' piggies instead of about how keen Marxism is.

Broadcast
"Man Is Not a Bird"
Haha Sound

From last year's Broadcast album, and wonderful. I still haven't bought it yet, foolish me, but this song is enough to change that the instant I have some money. Calm, ethereal Sterelab/Julee Cruise-type vocals over chimes, guitar fuzz and some fecking amazing drumming.

9th April 2004

imperialviolets3:50pm: Billy Joel
"We Didn't Start the Fire" (3.28)
Story Tellers

8th April 2004

merzbunny2:17am: ...
Sugababes
"Freak Like Me"
I have no freaking idea

I might have posted this earlier (I can't remember, and searching for something on LJ is a pain), but for some reason I can't stop listening to it right now. Sugary, frothy UK teenypop sung over the backing music to Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?". Surprisingly good.

AND

Martina Topley-Bird
"Ragga"
Quixotic

From her far-too-late, generally scattershot debut album- she rose to fame as the more musical voice on Tricky's early, good albums, and this track comes closest to anything from Maxinquaye. "Soul Food" is pretty good, too.

4th April 2004

xlost_girlx7:34pm: stuck in my head for days now
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Maps" 4:15
Fever to tell 2003
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