lynxreign: (Siouxsie)
Two musical items of note:


  1. Gwen Stefani has reunited with No Doubt and they're on tour
  2. of Montreal, a band I like, has a new song called Teenage Unicorn Fisting


Sadly, I doubt the No Doubt tour will be worth seeing.

I need to hear that song. How very strange.

This is what I get for leafing through Rolling Stone.

Dream

May. 31st, 2009 10:44 am
lynxreign: (Went Well)
Had a dream I was in Vegas. We were going into a bar and it was a very strange, very busy bar.
First of all, it was a bar/video arcade, full of retro and new games.
Second, when you went in you had to register your gaming group because you were supposed to be in a role playing game the whole time you were in there. Not a LARP, but an RPG. Everyone got a mike hooked up to a computer and a palmtop with the rules. When you said something that required a die roll, the computer rolled for you. The group could split up and still be in touch over the mikes.
Third, it was also a karaoke bar.
There were also live concerts going on, a restaurant and a video-game break dancing contest going on.
At some point in the dream I wandered over to the break-dancing video game where [livejournal.com profile] a_akimbo and his mom were destroying the competition. I was unable to beat them even after figuring out how to game the system.
After the break dancing, we all went to dinner with some other people we met at the club. We were at the restaurant in the club. Devo was playing (see Song of the Day today) and we were talking about music. At some point [livejournal.com profile] a_akimbo declared he knew everything there was to know about every glam band ever. Unfortunately for him, he didn't know we were having dinner with Brian May. A contest ensued that [livejournal.com profile] a_akimbo lost. Then Brian May and I talked about astrophysics. And I woke up.
lynxreign: (Siouxsie)
I really like this band

Scientists )
lynxreign: (Safety Dance)
As seen on [livejournal.com profile] wizardru's lj.






To Do This
1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”
or click here
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click here
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click here
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

WFNX

Feb. 10th, 2009 12:57 pm
lynxreign: (Siouxsie)
Listening to the radio this morning I switched to FNX a few times as NPR was shilling roses for its Valentine's Day fundraiser. I absolutely had to switch when Bob Oakes started coughing and the asshat who runs On Point, Tom Ashbrook, began chortling about how they'd been eating rose petals and Bob had eaten too many too quickly and was how coughing them up. That was incredibly disgusting imagery for me, so I switched stations quickly.

Over on FNX they were advertising their first "Goth Party". Apparently they're having a big party and playing Goth music and hoping everyone dresses for the event. The only reason I remember this is because I was quite amused by their closing statement:

No Sparkle-Vampires will be admitted.
lynxreign: (Rocket to Russia)
From [livejournal.com profile] dasmarzipan and [livejournal.com profile] juniperblue

Mostly I want to see if the results make any sense at all.

Music-ish )
lynxreign: (Ramones)
Because I went to my car at lunch and listened to the radio, I can now not get "Radio Clash" out of my head!
lynxreign: (Ramones)
Maybe not the best way to do it, but the only way I could figure it with LJ's poll thing. Perhaps for the next phase someone could suggest another way to do polls? I had tried to put each vote after each matchup, but had to put them all at the end.

Vote behind the screen )

You can vote through Monday, the next round will go up Tuesday.
lynxreign: (Tiger)
Hey, [livejournal.com profile] mgrasso, what did you use to post the iPod wars you used to do? [livejournal.com profile] head58 said he really liked the way they looked when you did them and I'd like to use a tried and true method.
lynxreign: (Default)
I'm having trouble getting the poll to show properly. I may have to postpone until Monday.
lynxreign: (Default)
I've got 19 people ready to play. I'd like to get 1 more. I'm going to give people 'till noon and then I'm going to post the first round.
If I end up with an odd number, the last person selected randomly gets a bye.
Unless there's a better way to do it and someone tells me what it is.

Edit Got it, thanks everyone!
lynxreign: (Ramones)
I don't normally repost, but I'd like those of you who only check late in the day or further west or both to see this and join in!

Commenty

Sep. 25th, 2008 09:58 am
lynxreign: (Sleater)
Since comments on my other post are screened, post anything about that post that you want to discuss here. For example:

rps13_180sx said:
Also: was it just me, or did Motion City's newest album suck? No lie, I can't help but feel they're just turning into a plain-old-emo-band. :/


I don't think it sucked, but I don't think it was anywhere near as good as their first two albums. If their next one is similarly dissapointing, I'll likely give up on them.
lynxreign: (Ramones)
I never got to participate in one o' them there iPod Wars the kids these days were so fond of a few years ago. I would like to host one.

The way I understand it works:
  1. I screen the comments to this post
  2. You put your iPod, computer, MP3 player on shuffle and note the first 10 songs (and artists) that play)
  3. Comment here with those 10 songs
  4. Tomorrow I post head to head matchups between people who commented (matchups determined randomly) and you all vote on which (anonymous) list is better.
  5. Winners will be announced Monday
  6. Winners get to submit a new list on Monday and the process repeats until there is only 1 Winner

Did I get it right? Is that how it works?

I'd like as many people to participate as possible.
lynxreign: (Siouxsie)
My brain is currently playing "Opera Singer" by Cake. However, it isn't using the original lyrics. It is substituting the words to the MST3K theme.

Because he used
those special parts
to make his
ro-boooooot friends.
lynxreign: (Safety Dance)
A)Got to http://www.musicoutfitters.com/
B) Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year
C) Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline and/or italicize your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don’t remember (or don’t care about)

Wait, where are all the songs I listened to... oh, right... )
Since I didn't graduate High School, I picked songs from the year I would have graduated.

Edit: I looked up 1985 (my last year in HS) and 1982 (The year I started HS) and the songs were SO much better. Hell, the Safety Dance came out in 1982!
Ah well.
lynxreign: (Siouxsie)
I was thinking there are concerts I really wish I'd seen. Some of them it'd be completely impossible for me to have seen, like the 1939 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert with Benny Goodman. Others are concerts where I saw the equivalent, for example I saw Sonic Youth in the early 90s, so other concerts from that era really don't count. I'm going to list the top 5 concerts I wish I'd seen with an arbitrary date of 1980 as the cutoff. I was young then, but could have been taken to a show by a parent or older relative. I did see Benny Goodman around that age. Sure, it is a bit of a stretch, but 12 is my arbitrary age.

1) Siouxsie & the Banshees around 1980. Is this the reason my arbitrary date is so early? Maybe. I never saw them, but the early stuff is my favorite. Their shows were supposed to be amazing.

2) The Talking Heads before 1986. I never did see them, though I've seen spinoff groups. Again, their early stuff is my favorite.

3) They Might be Giants any time before 1989. I've seen them a TON since then. I've probably seen more shows by them than by any other band, but I'd like to have seen one of their first shows.

4) The Soft Boys around 1980. They broke up in 1980, but they're one of my favorites. Sure, I've seen Robyn Hitchcock frequently, but it isn't the same. Heck, you could append any early Robyn Hitchcock show to this one too. Anything before say 1986.

5) Vagiant... wait, I'm seeing them Friday. Never mind.

5) Mudhoney around 1992. Piece of Cake is a great album.

Sure, there are lots of acts that vie for that last position and I may revisit this at some point, but that's where they stand today.

Should I have only listed bands I'd never seen? Early TMBG and the Soft Boys are very different from what I actually ended up seeing. Maybe the idea would be better with never seen bands only, though.

Anyway, what bands are on your list?

Ima Robot

Jul. 18th, 2008 01:46 pm
lynxreign: (Default)
I like Ima Robot and I know there are those of you out there who also like them. I love their "old-school-punk" sound. I've frequently said they desperately want to be The Dickies and to an extent, I think that's true. However, I've been listening to lots of the older stuff recently and a more accurate comparison has struck me.

Listen to some Ima Robot, then listen to Everybody's Happy Nowadays by The Buzzcocks. I think you'll see what I mean.

Weezer

Jul. 11th, 2008 08:31 am
lynxreign: (Ramones)
I hate to say it, but I'm really disappointed with the new Weezer album. There's nothing that grabs me about any of the songs and it seems they've changed "their sound" for most of the album. The Pork and Beans song that has a video is an anomaly on this album and even it isn't great. It is good, but not at the level I'd have expected from them.

The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived is amusing in its conceit, but again doesn't really grab me. Most of the lyrics seemed an afterthought, taking a back seat to the idea for the music. In older Weezer songs the lyrics were just as important as other aspects of the songs.

Maybe they should have stayed retired.

Huzzah!

Jun. 23rd, 2008 12:27 pm
lynxreign: (Ramones)
I've finally sent cds to [livejournal.com profile] chaoticmoth! I still have to do the "games" cd, but that one is tough. He'll just have to make do with the 3 I sent.

I apologize for the variation in sound level between songs. Unfortunately, my cd creator doesn't allow me to adjust sound levels.

Does anyone know of a good CD creator/ripper that does let you do that? And maybe make karaoke cds as well? I've been considering DartPro, but need to look into the features more. I also need to check the software that comes with the DVD burner I have.

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