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Jonathan

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« Reply #165 on: November 09, 2006, 07:00:24 PM »

They might as well be broken up. I remember two of the members playing at a Borders in North Raleigh one night earlier this year while I was in there browsing/killing time. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
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« Reply #166 on: November 09, 2006, 08:44:03 PM »

Man...the Pixies...why????
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« Reply #167 on: November 10, 2006, 01:40:06 AM »

Cause he's iconoclastic like that.
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« Reply #168 on: November 10, 2006, 10:56:55 AM »

A writer at Slate asks the question, which 80's band was better, REM or U2?

Didn't know where else to post this, but I thought it was interesting.  Don't know why I don't have any U2 songs, maybe it's because I can hear most of their old stuff on any 80's station, while the only REM songs that ever get played are Losing My Religion, The One I Love, and maybe on occasion Stand.
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« Reply #169 on: November 10, 2006, 12:07:05 PM »

That is a really interesting read.
The author almost seems jealous of U2 on behalf of REM.

Personally I guess I'm more of a U2 girl, but that might be because that's what I heard most on the radio.  I don't like much of either band's stuff that wasn't released as a single.
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« Reply #170 on: December 04, 2006, 09:15:33 AM »

So what happened here? Were you just waiting until I got back before resuming because you wanted to read my witty comments?
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« Reply #171 on: December 04, 2006, 11:25:08 AM »

Very busy at work.  Can't really focus on the music right now, so I've iced it temporarily.  To be resumed when I feel I can devote some actual brain space to it.
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« Reply #172 on: December 14, 2006, 11:17:15 AM »

737-750:

I Can’t Wait – White Stripes
I Can’t Win – Strokes
*I Cry Alone – Black Keys
I Just Don’t Know What to do with Myself – White Stripes
I Know It’s Coming Someday – Longwave
I Know It’s Over – Smiths
I Love Golden Blue – Sonic Youth
I Need Direction – Teenage Fanclub
I Need Your Love – Rapture
I Never Came – QotSA
I Only Said – My Bloody Valentine
I Saw Her in the Anti-War Demonstration – Jens Lekman
I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish – Smiths

I Summon You – Spoon

I’m not normally a big Sonic Youth fan, but I spared them this one time.  Usually, I just find their songs noisy without aim, but not most of the ones from this album (Sonic Nurse).

751-760:

I Think I Smell a Rat – White Stripes
I Turn My Camera On – Spoon
I Understand – Splashdown
I Walk the Earth – King Biscuit Time
I Want to be the Boy – White Stripes
I Wanted to be Wrong – REM

*I Was a Lover – TV on the Radio
*I Was a Sunny Rainphase – Stereolab
I Will – Radiohead
I Will Sing You Songs – My Morning Jacket

MMJ lost their mind on that last song, clocking in at 9:18.

761-770:

Idioteque – Radiohead
If I Can’t Have You – Zero 7
If Only the Moon Were Up – Field Music
If She Wants Me - Belle & Sebastian
If You See Me – Black Keys
I’ll Believe in Anything – Wolf Parade
*I’m a Ghost – Ted Leo…
*I’m Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman – White Stripes
*I’m the Man Who Loves You – Wilco
I’m with the Pilots – Ladytron

So, I’m struggling with why I dislike Wolf Parade so much.  I should like them.  They’re not all that dissimilar from, say, TV on the Radio whose latest album I love.  Yet I find them irreparably awful.

771-780:

I’m Your Villain – Franz Ferdinand
Imaginary Friends – Nada Surf
*Immature – Bjork
*In Between Days – Cure
*In Cairo – Hot Hot Heat
In Heaven – Fatboy Slim
*In Limbo – Radiohead
In My Head – Queens of the Stone Age
In My Place – Coldplay
*In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel

Can’t really see keeping the song with the repeated line of “fucking in heaven” over and over on my work machine.  Call me crazy.

781-790:

In the Backseat – The Arcade Fire
In the Cold Cold Night – White Stripes
*In the Fade – QotSA
In the Mirror – Nada Surf
In the Morning of the Magicians – Flaming Lips
*In the Walls – Stellastarr
In this Temple, as in the Hearts… - Sufjan Stevens
Incubation – Joy Division

*Inertiatic – Mars Volta
The Infanta – Decemberists

791-800:

Infatuation – The Rapture
The Information – Beck

*Insane in the Brain – Cypress Hill
Inspire – Cave-In
Instruments of Action – Forget Cassettes
*Interlock – Stereolab
Interlude – Muse
International Dateline – Ladytron
Intimate Secretary – Raconteurs
Into the Woods – My Morning Jacket

I’ll be the first to admit that I am way too white to enjoy this Cypress Hill song, yet there it is.  And more often than not I’ve found myself bobbing my head in the least rhythmic way possible to this song.
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« Reply #173 on: December 14, 2006, 12:24:27 PM »

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I’ll be the first to admit that I am way too white to enjoy this Cypress Hill song, yet there it is. And more often than not I’ve found myself bobbing my head in the least rhythmic way possible to this song.


Insane.
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« Reply #174 on: December 14, 2006, 02:22:52 PM »

Sen Dog: The Yin to B. Real's Yang, or one of the most superfluous musicians of all time?
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« Reply #175 on: December 14, 2006, 05:05:05 PM »

801-810:

*Intro – Gorillaz
Intro – Muse
*IOU – Metric
*Irish Blood, English Heart – Morrissey
*Iron Man – Cardigans
*Ironspy – Splashdown
The Irony of it All – Streets
Island Lost at Sea – Stellastarr
Island of the Honest Man – Hot Hot Heat
The Island, Come and See… - Decemberists

For my money, it doesn’t get any better than The Cardigans covering Black Sabbath.  That’s everything a good cover song should be.  Miles different, yet the same.

The more I hear The Streets, the more I want to banish them.

With luck, that will be the last time I ever listen to Colin Meloy warble for over 12 minutes at one stretch.  And while I do appreciate some of the Yes-like noodling in the center of this song, it’s still not enough to save it.  Though, once again some helpful mp3 tagger listed the genre as “rap metal”.

811-820:

Isolation – Joy Division
It Beats for You – My Morning Jacket
It Began in Afrika – Chemical Brothers
It Could be Sweet – Portishead
It Doesn’t Matter – Chemical Brothers
It Overtakes Me / The Stars… - Flaming Lips
It’s a Curse – Wolf Parade
*It’s a Fire – Portishead
*It’s Gonna be a Long Night – Ween
*It’s Only Divine Right – New Pornographers

821-830:

It’s Summertime – Flaming Lips
It’s the End of the World… - REM
It’s Too Late – Streets
It’s True that We Love One Another – White Stripes
It’s You – PJ Harvey
Ize of the World – Strokes

*Jackie, Dressed in Cobras – New Pornographers
Jackie – New Pornographers
*Jacksonville – Sufjan Stevens
Jacqueline – Franz Ferdinand

I don’t care if I never hear End of the World by REM again as long as I live.

I’d love to know who came up with Jackie, Dressed in Cobras.

831-840:

Jealous Girls – Gossip
*Jenny – Stellastarr
Jens Lekman’s Farewell Song to Rocky Dennis – Jens Lekman
*The Jessica Numbers – New Pornographers
Jesus, Etc. – Wilco
Jet Age – Ladytron
Jingle Jangle – Hot Hot Heat
*Joga – Bjork
*John Saw that Number – Neko Case
*John Wayne Gacy, Jr. – Sufjan Stevens

841-850:

*Jonathon Fisk – Spoon
*Joy Opposites – Cave-In
*Juicebox – Strokes
Julie – Jens Lekman
July Jones – New Pornographers
July, July! – Decemberists
Jumping Someone Else’s Train – Cure
June July – John Vanderslice
*Jurass Finish First – Jurassic 5
*Just a Ride – Jem

Jurass is completely worth it just for the outro.

851-860:

Just a Thought – Gnarls Barkley
*Just a Touch – REM
Just Couldn’t Tie Me Down – Black Keys
Just Like Money – Kent
Just One Thing – My Morning Jacket
Just – Radiohead
Kalifornia – Fatboy Slim
Kamera – Wilco
Kamikaze – PJ Harvey

*The Feedback Song – Radiohead

861-870:

*Karma Slave – Splashdown
Keep Me – Black Keys
Keeping You Alive – Gossip
*Kelly Watch the Stars – Air
Kevlar Soul – Kent
*Kid A (Cover) – John Mayer
*Kid A – Radiohead
Kids With Guns – Gorillaz
Killing an Arab – Cure
Killing in the Name of – Rage Against the Machine

The John Mayer cover of this Radiohead song is surprisingly good.  I don’t know what Johnny is doing with his talent, but he’s wasting it.

That Gorillaz file is corrupt, or I probably would’ve kept it.

871-880:

Killing Lies – The Strokes
Killing – The Rapture
The King is Dead – Kent
King of Birds – REM

*King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One – Neutral Milk Hotel
*King of Carrot Flowers, Pts. Two and Three – Neutral Milk Hotel
King of the Road – REM
*King of the Rodeo – Kings of Leon
*King – Belly
*Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer

Yes, yes, I know.  Kiss Me.  It’s a great pop song, what can I say?  It’s hooked me.

Woo-wee, we finish the day on a roll!  Witness:

881-887:

*Kiss Off – Violent Femmes
*Kissing the Lipless – The Shins
*Kitten – Ass Ponys
*Knives Out – Radiohead
*Knot Comes Loose – My Morning Jacket
*Know it All – Phantom Planet
*Know Your Onion! – The Shins
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« Reply #176 on: December 14, 2006, 05:10:32 PM »

I'm noticing a trend re: Jens Lekman
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« Reply #177 on: December 14, 2006, 11:57:05 PM »

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I smell a new entry in the superfluous rock star thread coming on...
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« Reply #178 on: March 02, 2007, 03:55:36 PM »

Today, all the music comes off my work machine.  I never did get through this, as my workload was crazy in December/January, and I did a few more letters in February but never came close to finishing as I got through the early "O"s.

I left 767 songs unrated.

Of the 1189 remaining, I rated 318 as 1-star, or removable.  A removal rating of about 26.7%.  That's about what I was aiming at.  I rated 406 items as 5-star, which is a tag rate of 34.1%, higher than I expected.  There were a lot of higher tags lately, but that may have had something to do with me getting a number of albums on here lately that I really enjoyed.  Plus, I've been in a better mood of late, so that always colors your view of music a bit.

No matter, though, as they're all coming off this machine today, as I prepare to receive a laptop from work and turn my computer and office over to a newbie.  What I didn't already have on CDs from October got moved to my iRiver today, and will get moved onto my home computer until I get the laptop.

Sorry I didn't finish, but I did appreciate the comments of those who followed along.  Maybe I'll start it or something similar back up again someday.
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« Reply #179 on: May 24, 2016, 12:01:48 PM »

So, the AV Club is doing something kinda like this.  As soon as I saw it, my initial reaction was "they're ripping me off".  Then, "I could pretty much write for The AV Club".  So I got that going for me, which is nice.  It's not the same thing exactly, but it's close enough.

http://www.avclub.com/article/v-club-writer-begins-long-battle-physical-media-232283
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