Archive for the ‘Playlists’ Category

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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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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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Chill(y)

July 12, 2010

I’ve returned from the little rock I inhabited for the last week. Namely, Oahu, which was a party more or less the entire time, mostly thanks to my cousin. That was the fastest week of my life – I barely even had time to make my skin tan enough to not be blinding!

Now I’m back in overcast Seattle, basking in the balmy mid-50’s. Normally, I couldn’t care less, but it’s summer and I just left mid 80’s weather. If I could capitalize numbers, that 80 would be capitalized.

I’ve got a nice chill, semi-poppy, soft rock playlist for today (or tonight, rather). Many of you are probably more familiar with Nirvana’s cover of song 10 – I assure you, the original is just as good.

Here’s today’s playlist

  1. Mad World by Gary Jules
  2. Only Ones Who Know by Arctic Monkeys
  3. Anyone Else But You by The Moldy Peaches
  4. Oscar Wilde by Company of Thieves
  5. The Long List of Girls by The Blow
  6. 1234 by Feist
  7. Summer Skin by Death Cab For Cutie
  8. Easy Tonight by Five For Fighting
  9. Candle in the Wind by Elton John
  10. The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie
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Summers Past

July 3, 2010

Those of you who live in Seattle and listen to 107.7 The End (or rather, listened to it two summers ago) will most likely recognize the songs on today’s playlist as the staples of their playlist two summers ago. I listen to these songs on occasion and they always bring back memories, so I figured I might as well put ’em all together and bring ya back.

Also, I’ll be leaving for Hawaii tomorrow – I’ll post if I have time, but I most likely won’t. So, farewell until the 12th. Have a happy 4th!

Here’s today’s playlist

  1. The Pretender by The Foo Fighters
  2. I Don’t Care by Apocalyptica
  3. Dirt Room by Blue October
  4. Feel Good Drag by Anberlin
  5. All Over You by The Spill Canvas
  6. Something Is Not Right With Me by Cold War Kids
  7. Sorrow by Bad Religion
  8. Kristy, Are You Doing Okay? by The Offspring
  9. Show Me What I’m Looking For by Carolina Liar
  10. Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event
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Nothin’ Much To Say

July 2, 2010

You guessed it.

Here’s Today’s Playlist

  1. The Funeral by Band of Horses
  2. Twenty Miles by Deer Tick
  3. Rest, Shame, Love by Augustana
  4. The Space Between by Dave Matthews Band
  5. For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield
  6. Tree Bones by Port O’Brien
  7. Too Much, Too Much by Liars
  8. Beacon Hill by Damien Jurado
  9. Winter Is All Over You by First Aid Kit
  10. Spanish Sahara by Foals