lynxreign: (Siouxsie)
This one isn't an interesting as the last one, I don't think, but it is still quite amusing to me and has been since I realized it back in college.

What do these songs have in common?

Kinks, Doors, Kinks, Sex Pistols. What a weird group. )

Does anyone have any other examples?
lynxreign: (Safety Dance)
There are some funny videos, redubbing 80s videos so the song is just describing what's happening in the video. There are some really crappy ones on YouTube.

These are the good ones
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.
lynxreign: (Atom)
When I was a kid I had a Cab Calloway album with Jungle King on it. I also had a very, very scratchy Chuck Berry album with Jo Jo Gunne. My dad had the Oscar Brown album Sin & Soul with Signifyin' Monkey on it. The Chuck Berry album was the one I listened to last and I realized at that time, I suppose I was 8 or 9, that all three of these songs told the same fable. They even shared some of the same phrases. I thought this was very cool and still do. I thought I'd share them with you now. Anyone know of any other songs that tell this fable?





Jungle King - Cab Calloway


Jo Jo Gunne - Chuck Berry


Signifyin Monkey - Oscar Brown Jr.
194719581960


Sadly, you need to go to the imeem site to listen to that last one. All that embeds here is a snippet.

Brain

Apr. 21st, 2009 02:14 pm
lynxreign: (Went Well)
Strangely I have "Hollaback Girl" running through my head to the tune of "Hey Yah".

iPhone

Apr. 17th, 2009 01:37 pm
lynxreign: (Default)
I know there are a bunch of you out there with iPhones. You know who you are. Have any of you hacked yours? My co-worker has a iPhone and he'd like to do 2 non-standard things with it.

1) use usb. He wants to be able to "use the usb capabilities" of the iPhone. I can get more details if you'd like.

2) Use a music app other than iTunes. It irritates him and from the little I've used it I feel the same way. The only reason I've used it is to purchase songs I couldn't find anywhere else. Like Speck!

Please let me know if you can help either through personal experience or through resources.
lynxreign: (Safety Dance)
While waiting for my sandwich, they started playing a song from the 80s. At first I thought it was a really bad cover of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by The Eurythmics, then I realized it was Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart. And he should really join the other Coreys from the 80s in their crimefighting team.
Sadly, now I have a brain-made mashup of those two songs running through my head.
lynxreign: (Siouxsie)
I really like this band

Scientists )
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 )

Rock Band 2

Dec. 7th, 2008 04:10 pm
lynxreign: (Default)
Is there somewhere on LJ or somewhere on-line to find out what the new Rock Band songs are as they come out or in advance?
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: (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.

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.
lynxreign: (Spock Plant)
Monkey versus Robot

M-O-N-K-E-Y Moooo-oon-key
R-O-B-O-T Rooo-ooooo-obot
M-O-N-K-E-Y Moooo-oon-key
R-O-B-O-T Rooo-ooooo-obot
M-O-N-K-E-Y Moooo-oon-key
R-O-B-O-T Rooo-ooooo-obot
M-O-N-K-E-Y Moooo-oon-key
R-O-B-O-T Rooo-ooooo-obot
M-O-N-K-E-Y Moooo-oon-key
R-O-B-O-T Rooo-ooooo-obot

...continue forever
lynxreign: (Siouxsie)
Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] doogs19 that is.

What are your 5 favorite cover songs?

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