The Cure
Since the concert on the 12th, I've been getting more and more into the Cure. I've created a playlist in iTunes based on the show's playlist, minus the new songs, of course. I've perused the web for tabs for certain songs (Just Like Heaven, A Forest...), and I've found an effects tone for my Guitar Pod that's entitled "Like Heaven," and is based off of the Cure's sound in the late 80s. (In case you didn't know, the Guitar Pod is made by Line6, and is small USB module that allows one to connect a guitar to a PC, and the software controls the effects. Playback can be done either through headphones to the device itself, the PC's speakers, or fitted out to an amp. Very cool device.) I'm even adding Cure songs into my big playlist at work... something I'll be doing with my list at home as well...

I noticed a slight discrepancy in music file sizes between my home install and work install. I noticed this when I saw the size of my Big List playlist -- 313 songs, 1 day, 730MB. A similar list of songs was twice the size. Here's why -- burn rate. I usually rip at 64kbps, instead of the default 128kbps. However, my work installation imported everything under 32kbps, and the sound quality is still great. So, I'm converting all my iTunes files at home to 32kbps, and get more songs on my iPod, which will be good come July when I go on vacation.
Step 1. Put your playlist on random.
Step 2. Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing. (You can skip songs that are instrumental.)
Step 3. Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
NO GOOGLING. (Because that is called cheating!!)

Mind you, this is now cutting into my 4-CD review of Nightwish, at least the CDs I've already ripped...

Here we go... )
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( Dec. 7th, 2007 04:57 pm)
Comment on this post and I'll give you a band. Don't worry, I'll make it one you know and love. You put your ten favorite songs by that band on your lj and in reply to the comment, then challenge others to do the same.

[ profile] smurphy487 gave me the obvious...

Pink Floyd.

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes... )
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( Aug. 31st, 2007 10:19 am)
I got tagged by [ profile] smurphy487

List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

"Sheep," Pink Floyd, Animals -- This song has been in my head since last September, when I heard Roger Waters perform it on his Dark Side of the Moon tour. I have now heard the entire album live and in person through several different tours from Roger. Plus, I've been teaching myself how to play the outtro solo on guitar. Up until a few months ago, I didn't know the chord progressions.

"My Head's in Mississippi," ZZ Top, Recycler -- Great Texas blues-based rock boogie around. Hell, the entire album is one of their best.

"Cross-Eyed Mary," Jethro Tull, Aqualung -- Since I recently found a way to emulate an effects rack/stomp boxes/amps and speaker cabinets all through my PC, I've been toying with some of Tull's works from the early 70s, when Martin Barre just took the heavy guitar sound and ran with it. All of the electric guitar on this album is just incredible, especially when you consider that the beautiful solo in "Aqualung" was done in one take. And this was when Martin saw that Jimmy Page walked into the mixing booth as he was playing, and there was the decision to stop and wave or just keep playing... he kept playing. However, I put this song on the list because of the intense fingerwork on the chorus verses that I need to do to keep up with it, and it's done fast.

"Have a Cigar," Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here -- Dedicated again to the emulation on the PC I mentioned above. Now that I have the proper effects, I can get the right sound, and with the online tablature and play-along lessons, I'll finally get to serious work on this song. It's a great song to hear live as well.

"Fuzzbox Voodoo," ZZ Top, Antenna -- Another classic Texas blues-based rock boogie... complete with double entendre. What more would you expect from a band with songs like "Tube Snake Boogie," "Pearl Necklace," and "Burger Man" in their repertoire?

"One of These Days," Pink Floyd, originally from Meddle, but I'm thinking more on the live version on the "High Hopes" import single CD -- Driving bass, great slide guitar with a good amount of delay, chorus and overdrive... and if you watch the videos for it, you'll see the piggies! (And the brief snippet in the quite middle section that sounds very much like the Doctor Who theme...)

"Just Like Heaven," The Cure -- I'm trying to get more into the Cure, as Colleen absolutely loves the music... This song and "Lovesong" are prominent in my head.

I tag...

[ profile] devlin0906
[ profile] panzer73
[ profile] potch1214
[ profile] sfogliatella
[ profile] silent_iniquity
[ profile] skyglider
[ profile] volare
So the concert has come and gone, and I feel all the better for having gone and seen Roger Waters yet again. Every time I go, the shows just get better and better.

Review behind the final cut... )
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( May. 18th, 2006 10:06 am)
I am absolutely knackered.

[ profile] monkeymoo2005 fought off sleep last night. I think I got him into bed sometime during the new episode of Good Eats ("Just Barley"). He had an 8oz bottle, followed up with two more 4oz bottles. He was wound up about something.
I got home rather late last night. My support meeting, which usually doesn't last long, went until 630p. Combine that with a very quick stop at the store, and I didn't get home until well after 700p.
When I got home, I saw Colleen sitting in the backyard, facing away from the driveway. All of a sudden, there was a movement of light blue -- [ profile] monkeymoo2005 was crawling about the backyard, having a grand old time.
We took him upstairs, and I gave him dinner while Colleen did the books.
That's when Marcus decided he wasn't going to go to sleep just yet. But you know the rest of the story, especially if you read [ profile] monkeymoo2005's LJ.

Tickets for a second Roger Waters show at the Tweeter Center go on sale Saturday morning. September 9th. [ profile] amazingfranco, [ profile] silvara77 and I are going. ([ profile] amazingfranco will be coming up from VA to see the show with us.) I'll be at Filene's in Auburn getting the tickets.

More later if and when news warrants.
pfloyd: (Default)
( Aug. 18th, 2005 01:23 pm)
Ganked from [ profile] skyglider

Visit Music Outfitters and enter your birth year into the Search box to find the top 100 songs of that year. I'm italicizing the ones I recognize.

I'm bolding the ones I like (out of what's selected), italicizing the ones I know or have at least heard of, and something funky with the ones I really like.

Fire up the jukebox... )


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