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I just installed the last.fm scrobbler on my work laptop and had it scrobble my work iTunes.  The results are pretty darn interesting for my overall top 15. 


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I know I've been dreaming recently, but those dreams usually fade shortly after waking up. This morning, my dream seems to have stuck with me, or at least part of it did.

I played guitar.

I remember the heft of the guitar as I picked it up off its stand - how it felt in my left hand. I remember how it looked, the royal blue Fender Stratocaster with the white faceplate in the dim light of the room I was in with just one light reflecting off the body. I remember the feel of the metal strings under my left hand. I don't remember plugging in to an amp, but I remember the first strum with the pick in my right hand. The sound was a beautiful sound - a power chord, rich with heavy metal distortion effects.

I began to pick wildly at the strings with my right hand while my left seemed to move independently of my control and the music was beautiful. It was as if all I had to do was hear the music in my head and the guitar would make it. And it was the music of me, of my soul. It was wild and loud. It was crunchy and grinding. It was melodic and powerful. It was everything I am or want to be.

It felt natural, like I'd been doing this all my life. It felt wonderful, filling me with a sense of warmth and peacefulness. It felt magical.

The last strum was the same power chord as the first I had played. I let it reverberate, standing frozen, feeling the vibrations ring through the air.

I put the Stratocaster back on the guitar stand, and sat down, contented.

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I know I've been dreaming recently, but those dreams usually fade shortly after waking up. This morning, my dream seems to have stuck with me, or at least part of it did.

I played guitar.

I remember the heft of the guitar as I picked it up off its stand - how it felt in my left hand. I remember how it looked, the royal blue Fender Stratocaster with the white faceplate in the dim light of the room I was in with just one light reflecting off the body. I remember the feel of the metal strings under my left hand. I don't remember plugging in to an amp, but I remember the first strum with the pick in my right hand. The sound was a beautiful sound - a power chord, rich with heavy metal distortion effects.

I began to pick wildly at the strings with my right hand while my left seemed to move independently of my control and the music was beautiful. It was as if all I had to do was hear the music in my head and the guitar would make it. And it was the music of me, of my soul. It was wild and loud. It was crunchy and grinding. It was melodic and powerful. It was everything I am or want to be.

It felt natural, like I'd been doing this all my life. It felt wonderful, filling me with a sense of warmth and peacefulness. It felt magical.

The last strum was the same power chord as the first I had played. I let it reverberate, standing frozen, feeling the vibrations ring through the air.

I put the Stratocaster back on the guitar stand, and sat down, contented.
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Okay - I'm interested in your opinion. If you would be so kind, you will find my current Rock Band song library here. Using the songs on that list, I'd be interested to see what y'all would put together as a 10 to 15 song set list.

I will save the lists on my PS3 and use them during my epic Rock Band Sessions!

Thank you for your assistance!

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Okay - I'm interested in your opinion. If you would be so kind, you will find my current Rock Band song library here. Using the songs on that list, I'd be interested to see what y'all would put together as a 10 to 15 song set list.

I will save the lists on my PS3 and use them during my epic Rock Band Sessions!

Thank you for your assistance!
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Today's choice in music for the walk from the bus to class was:

Influence by Shaw/Blades

If you like Styx, Night Ranger, and Damn Yankees (the band - not the musical) and 60's / 70's pop hits, this is a pretty damn good album. Jack Blades (of Night Ranger / Damn Yankees) and Tommy Shaw (of Styx / Damn Yankees) teamed up again to bring us an album of songs that were influences on their music / lyric writing. This is NOT a rock & roll album, this is a pop album - with hits like Summer Breeze</ i>, I am a Rock</ i> and California Dreamin</ i>. But if you like these songs, and you like the sweet, honey harmonies that Shaw and Blades are able to produce together, this album is right up your alley. If you are a vocal harmony junkie, like myself, there's much in this album to be happy about. And because these are to rock & rollers, many of the tunes here do sound a bit chunkier and more fully fleshed out.

Check it out.

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Today's choice in music for the walk from the bus to class was:

Influence by Shaw/Blades

If you like Styx, Night Ranger, and Damn Yankees (the band - not the musical) and 60's / 70's pop hits, this is a pretty damn good album. Jack Blades (of Night Ranger / Damn Yankees) and Tommy Shaw (of Styx / Damn Yankees) teamed up again to bring us an album of songs that were influences on their music / lyric writing. This is NOT a rock & roll album, this is a pop album - with hits like Summer Breeze</ i>, I am a Rock</ i> and California Dreamin</ i>. But if you like these songs, and you like the sweet, honey harmonies that Shaw and Blades are able to produce together, this album is right up your alley. If you are a vocal harmony junkie, like myself, there's much in this album to be happy about. And because these are to rock & rollers, many of the tunes here do sound a bit chunkier and more fully fleshed out.

Check it out.
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This week I've been in SQL classes. There's a healthy walk from the bus stop to the class facility, so I've taken to putting on the headphones and hiking my way. There have been various choices this week (Oysterband, Rock Sugar, Kan'nal) but today I thought I'd go a bit further back to something I haven't listened to for a while.

Haphazard by S.J. Tucker.

I have been listening to much of her newer material recently and had almost forgotten this one, which is sad. As the first song started out this morning, it was like an old friend I'd not spoken to in a long time came to visit. And it wasn't one of those awkward visits where both parties don't really know what to say to each other anymore. It was VERY comfortable.

Cross Section (that first track) really holds some special memories for me. That song was my introduction to her, oh so many years ago. I'd gone to a live show for another group I was VERY excited to see, and when I found out there was going to be an opening act, I was already writing her off. I was not at all thrilled about the idea of an opening act. Then she stepped on stage and opened her mouth and the rest was history.

As I listened to Haphazard this morning, I listened to each song, and realized I missed them. A lot. I don't think I've heard her perform any of these songs in quite some time. This album is a very solid album, with not one single song I'd skip. Personal favorites on this album are the aforementioned Cross Section, Mummy Medusa, Tattoo Grrl, and In the House of Mama Dragon.

I wonder what I'll listen to tomorrow morning...

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This week I've been in SQL classes. There's a healthy walk from the bus stop to the class facility, so I've taken to putting on the headphones and hiking my way. There have been various choices this week (Oysterband, Rock Sugar, Kan'nal) but today I thought I'd go a bit further back to something I haven't listened to for a while.

Haphazard by S.J. Tucker.

I have been listening to much of her newer material recently and had almost forgotten this one, which is sad. As the first song started out this morning, it was like an old friend I'd not spoken to in a long time came to visit. And it wasn't one of those awkward visits where both parties don't really know what to say to each other anymore. It was VERY comfortable.

Cross Section (that first track) really holds some special memories for me. That song was my introduction to her, oh so many years ago. I'd gone to a live show for another group I was VERY excited to see, and when I found out there was going to be an opening act, I was already writing her off. I was not at all thrilled about the idea of an opening act. Then she stepped on stage and opened her mouth and the rest was history.

As I listened to Haphazard this morning, I listened to each song, and realized I missed them. A lot. I don't think I've heard her perform any of these songs in quite some time. This album is a very solid album, with not one single song I'd skip. Personal favorites on this album are the aforementioned Cross Section, Mummy Medusa, Tattoo Grrl, and In the House of Mama Dragon.

I wonder what I'll listen to tomorrow morning...
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Today is a Rock Sugar kind of day, I think...

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I have pictures I haven't processed yet, but I thought I'd give y'all a little something to look at.


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I have pictures I haven't processed yet, but I thought I'd give y'all a little something to look at.

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I may be slow about this, but I just found out about a new band - Chickenfoot!!!

Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Joe Satriani
Michael Anthony from Van Halen
Sammy Hagar

OMG! Album comes out in June!

Here's a video mashup of what to expect from the music!
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Getting ready to go see JoCo tonight, then next weekend, ConFlikt! How's that for excitement?
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Getting ready to go see JoCo tonight, then next weekend, ConFlikt! How's that for excitement?
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Before the real question, I've got to ask - why did no one ever mention or tell me about the podcast 'Coverville'? It's on ep. 499 and I'd have been listening if I'd known about it. I have a love for cover songs. I especially love when it's a cross genre song, like taking Def Leppard and doing their songs as bluegrass, or taking ABBA songs and doing them as metal. Now that I've found it, I'll be listening, rest assured.

And now, the real question... I'm looking to see if there are any podcasts out there that deal with mythic themes and music to go with. I'm looking for something that will blurb fantasy genre books, play music from Gaia Consort, Kan'Nal, Tricky Pixie, The Crimson Pirates, Seanan McGuire, Vixy & Tony, Voltaire, Flogging Molly, Great Big Sea, Tears for Beers, etc. and talks about films in the fantasy genre. Is there anything like that out there that you know of? And if there isn't, is this something you'd consider listening to?

Inquiring minds want to know...
tanuki_green: (Love Me?)
Before the real question, I've got to ask - why did no one ever mention or tell me about the podcast 'Coverville'? It's on ep. 499 and I'd have been listening if I'd known about it. I have a love for cover songs. I especially love when it's a cross genre song, like taking Def Leppard and doing their songs as bluegrass, or taking ABBA songs and doing them as metal. Now that I've found it, I'll be listening, rest assured.

And now, the real question... I'm looking to see if there are any podcasts out there that deal with mythic themes and music to go with. I'm looking for something that will blurb fantasy genre books, play music from Gaia Consort, Kan'Nal, Tricky Pixie, The Crimson Pirates, Seanan McGuire, Vixy & Tony, Voltaire, Flogging Molly, Great Big Sea, Tears for Beers, etc. and talks about films in the fantasy genre. Is there anything like that out there that you know of? And if there isn't, is this something you'd consider listening to?

Inquiring minds want to know...

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