Posts Tagged ‘rock’

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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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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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Apathy

June 27, 2010

Yes, it’s happened. The reality of summer has sunk in and I’ve been stricken with my usual plague of apathy (not undeservedly, either). This unfortunately means that I am apt to forget to post. Horrible, I know. In my brief absence, absolutely nothing of note has occurred though, so no harm done. I hope I can make it up to y’all with a solid playlist today.

Here’s today’s playlist

  1. Half-Truism by The Offspring
  2. Angels With Dirty Faces by Sum 41
  3. Burn by Three Days Grace
  4. Pink Lighted Suicide by Papercut Massacre
  5. Liar (It Takes One To Know One) by Taking Back Sunday
  6. All Over You by Spill Canvas
  7. Duck and Run by 3 Doors Down
  8. Everybody Get Dangerous by Weezer
  9. Man-Sized Wreath by REM
  10. Red Hot Moon by Rancid
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Thrashin’

June 19, 2010

My apologies for the lack of posts the last two days – my computer had been confiscated by a certain person, who will remain nameless at this time. Whilst I was gone, iTunes 9.2 was released! For those of you yet to upgrade, here’s a rundown of the changes (that I’ve noticed) –

  1. The bar for Genre/Album/Artist/Composer and the sizing slider has returned! (Thank god…)
  2. You can now apparently not make album artwork minimized. (Boooooo)
  3. The playlist maker is…trickier, in turns of drag and drop. (Boooooooooooo)
  4. A few GUI design changes (Neutral…)

Overall – 9.1 and 9.2 are really about the same; if you feel like upgrading go for it, otherwise, don’t bother.

Here’s Today’s Playlist

  1. Family Reunion by Saliva
  2. Heart-Shaped Glasses by Marilyn Manson
  3. Are We The Waiting by Green Day
  4. Polyamorous by Breaking Benjamin
  5. I Don’t Care by Apocalyptica
  6. Black Masks and Gasoline by Rise Against
  7. Full Circle by Drowning Pool
  8. Helena by My Chemical Romance
  9. Don’t Tread On Me by Metallica
  10. Last Letter by One Day As a Lion
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Oh, the Gloom

June 6, 2010

Yes, you guessed it – Seattle is back to its rain and grey skies. In early June. This is pitiful.

On the bright side, I’m thoroughly enjoying my pirated Super Mario Galaxy 2 (almost more so because of how hard it was to get it to work). It’s just a gorgeous game, with innovative gameplay, beautiful levels…I could go on, or you could just go to Metacritic and read a few reviews. And then go buy it. Or pirate it. Or emulate it, if you have a really powerful computer and don’t mind glitches.

Whatever you do, you should check out today’s playlist. It’s metal, ranging from softer stuff like Crime in Stereo (which, honestly, isn’t even real metal, but it’s good music) to heavy-ish stuff like Drowning Pool. I though about throwing in some August Burns Red and other death metal-esque stuff, but I can’t really stand most of the stuff, so it would be disingenuous and cruel to ask you to listen to it.

  1. Drugwolf by Crime in Stereo
  2. Criminal by After Midnight Project
  3. Million Miles by Papercut Massacre
  4. This is How I Disappear by My Chemical Romance
  5. Breakdown by Seether
  6. New Dark Ages by Bad Religion
  7. Erase Replace by The Foo Fighters
  8. Topless by Breaking Benjamin
  9. Blow by Atreyu (feat. Todd Josh)
  10. Enemy by Drowning Pool

Oh, and a last note – After Midnight Project‘s new (and debut) album is just fantastic.

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Double Whammy

June 5, 2010

Today has been…if not a good day, better than most of my days lately. I’ve been trying for about a week, unsuccessfully, to softmod my Wii so it can play burnt games. My issue was caused by a combination of the 3.4 system menu I had stupidly upgraded to and my lack of Wii internet access (the main firmware downgrading for Wii’s is done with downloaded files). Fortunately, I managed to find a nice offline downgrade on WiiHacks.com (kudos to DugEgg), which got me back to 3.2. From there, I was able to follow the Instructables tutorial I was originally using to install cIOS36 Rev7 (later upgraded to cIOS38 Rev14), DVDx onto IOS249, and Backup Loader Gamma 0.3 (later upgraded to NeoGamma Rev7). I anticipate a lot of gaming this summer. Speaking of summer, Seattle had its first day of decent weather in a while today…nothing blistering, of course, probably low 70’s or high 60’s, but it was sunny and clear! Course, last year it was in the high 80’s ’round this time, but whatever. Thus, today’s is a nice cheery, summery playlist….mostly, at least.

UPDATE: It looks like, in future, I’ll be using GrooveShark for playlists – I got tired of the several non-functional links on MixPod, and the low quality of some songs. And the inability to upload. That last one especially.

Here’s today’s playlist:

  1. We Cry by The Script
  2. This Love by Maroon 5
  3. Brink of Disaster by Mae
  4. Bang Pop by Free Energy
  5. I’m a Pirate, You’re a Princess by Playradioplay!
  6. Emerald City by United State of Electronica
  7. Paper Romance by Groove Armada
  8. Do Or Die by Forever The Sickest Kids
  9. You Make My Dreams by Hall and Oates
  10. California by Never Shout Never