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Movin’ On

October 15, 2010

I’ve rather abandoned this blog as you may have noticed…I was reinvigorated for a while by the new task of making playlists, but after a while WordPress.com’s restrictive started chafing again. So, I’ve started another blog at www.bemusage.com – it’s mostly musical, with a few tangents that I’m apt to post about then and again. As of now, there’re only a few posts, but I’m restricting what I post less in this blog, so more are coming fast and furious. Currently, I have NO visitors (which is rather discouraging, but I’ll stay the course), so if you could check it out, that would be fantastic. Thanks!

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The Buildup…

August 5, 2010

For the next couple weeks, I’ll be posting playlists based on artists who are playing Bumbershoot (Seattle’s annual music-fest). Artists will include – Bob Dylan, Rise Against, The Decemberists, Motion City Soundtrack, Weezer, Neko Case, Fresh Espresso, Crash Kings, Jay Electronica, Delorean, Hole, LMFAO, J. Cole, Drake, and The Thermals. Killer lineup this year!

Today’s playlist is based off a song by HEALTH, who recently released an album, ::DISCO2.

Grooveshark is being very uncooperative and slow today- I’ll post a link later.

Here’s Today’s Playlist -

  1. Eight by Chew Lips
  2. Round and Round by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  3. Die Slow (Tobacco Remix) by HEALTH
  4. Stay Close by Delorean
  5. This Momentary by Delphic
  6. Fall Silent by Groove Armada
  7. Standing on the Shore by Empire of the Sun
  8. Dominos by The Big Pink
  9. Sick Muse by Metric
  10. Gimme that Punk by Audio Bullys
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And You’re Here…Why?

July 30, 2010

So, I’ve been looking at the stats of my blog in some more detail lately, and I’ve noticed a sorta weird trend – more than 1/2 (sometimes even as much as 2/3) of my daily hits come from home-page visits….yet, only a few people each day are visiting Grooveshark for my playlists. Why are you here? Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the traffic. I’m just curious. Leave some comments!

Today’s playlist is made up of some oldish hits – with the exception of Frankly, Mr. Shankly and Watching the Detectives. Those are just great songs. Also, does anyone else find it sad that all these “old” songs get grouped together, as if they were homogenous? I sure hope Eminem and Chris Brown are never considered equal.

Here’s Today’s Playlist -

  1. Frankly, Mr. Shankly by The Smiths
  2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice by The Beach Boys
  3. Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp
  4. American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  5. Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
  6. Eight Days a Week by The Beatles
  7. Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
  8. Rock the Casbah by The Clash
  9. Watching the Detectives by Elvis Costello
  10. People are Strange by The Doors
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A Little Wisdom

July 26, 2010

I have nothing to say today but this -

Much Madness is divinest sense-

To a discerning eye-

Much Sense-the starkest Madness-

‘Tis the majority

In this, as All, prevail-

Assent-and you are sane-

Demur-You’re straightway dangerous-

And handled with a chain-

-Emily Dickinson, 435

Here’s today’s playlist -

  1. One by Sunny Day Real Estate
  2. Sic Semper Tyrannis by Mae
  3. Blood on My Hands by The Used
  4. Cancer by Sick Puppies
  5. Rise Above This by Seether
  6. All Messed Up by Sum 41
  7. Make Damn Sure by Taking Back Sunday
  8. Scared by Three Days Grace
  9. Topless by Breaking Benjamin
  10. Survive by Rise Against
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Once More

July 24, 2010

Today’s playlist is an apology of sorts – I won’t say to whom, they know who they are. Sorry. Again.

My playlist project is progressing, as is the diagram. I’m also creating guitar picks from beach rocks, using sandpaper and polishing implements. I plan to carve some designs in once I buy a pick, too.

Also, here’s yesterday’s playlist.

Here’s today’s playlist -

  1. Broken Man by Boys Like Girls
  2. Broken Hearts Parade by Good Charlotte
  3. Long Hallway With a Broken Light by Thriving Ivory
  4. Broken by Lifehouse
  5. Broken by Bad Religion
  6. Broken Toy by Keane
  7. We Are Broken by Paramore
  8. Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
  9. Curse of the Broken Hearted by Papercut Massacre
  10. Broken English by Rise Against
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A Tornado has Struck

July 23, 2010

Well, no. But there is going to be some more delay before I have a new playlist on grooveshark. The keystone song for my new playlist (Girls and Fast Cars by Fresh Espresso) is sadly missing from its extensive library, so we must await for my upload to be registered (there’s a latency period of up to 24 hours). EDIT – Volcano by Anti-Pop Consortium and We’re Always on the Wrong Side of Sunrise by Head Like a Kite were also sadly absent.

BUT! I do have too pieces of good news -

Firstly, in my absence, I have acquired a glut (I love that word) of new music – nearly 900 new songs, in fact.

Secondly, and this is the true excitement, I’m in the process of creating a system of smart playlists in iTunes that cycles through my music based on how well I know it, creating a fluid 15 song playlist. This playlist features 1 song I know by heart, 2 I know well, 3 I merely “Know”, 4 I sorta know, and 5 I don’t know. Songs are switched between categories based on plays, though I still have to categorize all songs at the onset (I’ve done 61 of 940 or so albums so far), and no song played in the last day will be featured. This, friends and readers, will be REVOLUTIONARY. Well, no, not really, but for me it will be. I’ll make a flow chart (not quite, actually, but similar) in Illustrator and post it sometime next week.

Here’s today’s playlist-

  1. Say Hey There by Atmosphere
  2. Unstoppable by Drake
  3. Still Got Love by Blue Scholars
  4. Stressin’ by Ace Hood (Feat. Plies)
  5. Girls and Fast Cars by Fresh Espresso
  6. Follow Us by Big Boi (Feat. Vonnegut)
  7. Champion by Kanye West
  8. Volcano by Anti-Pop Consortium
  9. We’re Always on the Wrong Side of Sunrise by Head Like a Kite
  10. Spraypaint and Ink Pens by Fort Minor (Feat. Ghostface and Lupe Fiasco)
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More Delays

July 16, 2010

Have you ever been waiting for a plane in the airport for several hours, eagerly awaiting a call from the loudspeaker that says “Flight 1901 will be departing shortly”? You hear “Flight 1901…” and the excitement builds, your fist punches the air, grabs a fistful of oxygen confetti and sprinkles the room with it, you — what was that? WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL TOMORROW?

Yeah, that’s what’s goin’ on here. While I won’t be as presumptuous as to compare your disappointment at my lack of posts to, say, waiting for a delayed flight – oh, nevermind, I already have. Well, anyways, I’m staying with grandparents while my mother is in Utah, and I have no access to my music selection, so I’m afraid you’ll have to smell that airport disinfectant just a few more days.

SPOILER -

My next playlist will be based on the song “Girls and Fast Cars” by Fresh Espresso. Go check it out on youtube and grab a fistful of oxygen confetti.

Over and out.

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