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  • Alaska playlist

    18 oct. 2010, 16h21m par neptunemonkey

    These are songs that just entered my head during our time in Alaska, some for obvious reasons, some I wish weren't in my head at any time (My Humps for instance, when we saw Humpback Whales) but it is what it is. Enjoy, (or not!)

    My Name Is Jonas (reminded me of Jonah.. and the whale. lots of whale references.)

    Sea Lion Woman

    I'm On A Boat

    My Humps

    Hello Seattle

    Rock the Boat

    Myriad Harbor

    Fly Like an Eagle

    Weird Fishes

    Mountain Song

    So Much To Say (treading trodden trails!)

    In A Big Country

    Walk This World

    Falling Down the Mountainside

    Generator ^ First Floor
  • new shuffle.

    17 avr. 2009, 3h19m par tarynsawesome

    1. What is your life going to be like in five years?
    ship in a bottle - bright eyes

    2. How is your love life going for you right now?
    when i'm sixty-four - the beatles

    3. What pisses you off the most about the opposite sex?
    first day of my life - bight eyes

    4. What do your parents really think of you?
    eight days a week - the beatles

    5. What do you think about the world and its current state?
    all the madmen - david bowie

    6. What is the worst thing that's ever happened to you?
    blinded by the light - manfred mann

    7. What will your first/next time having sex be like?
    moonage daydream - david bowie

    8. What is your main goal in life?
    blue jean - david bowie

    9. What do the boys at your school think of your looks?
    hypnotize - the white stripes

    10. What do you really want in life?
    lights out - santigold

    11. How are you going to get far in life?
    from me to you - the beatles

    12. What do say when you're in a bad mood?
    i need more - iggy pop

    13. What about when you are really happy?
  • July Mixtape: Connect the Dots

    8 jui. 2008, 4h24m par laura_mac

    Oh my goodness. This mixtape has caused me more grief...and not actually in the song selection (with which I'm rather happy), but in the title and artwork. I could not decide what to call it and therefore couldn't come up with a suitable image. I finally figured out a title I liked, but I played around with fonts for HOURS until I finally gave up and decided to go for a PBS NOVA-kind of feel. Simplistic (read: boring) I know, but I was sick of fiddling with photoshop.

    On to the theme, which I did not follow this month. The idea here is that we were revisiting some of the group's previous themes to give new members the chance to try out some of the more popular ones. The theme chosen was "Soundtrack of My Life," but I felt like I had exhausted that option (if you'd really like to hear the soundtrack of my life, look for it here). Instead, I redid another previous theme, which involved concocting a playlist in which the last word of each song is the first word of the next song. …
  • Feist 06-01-2008 - I feel it all oder "Guten Danke"

    13 juin 2008, 21h36m par perduto

    Sun 1 Jun – Feist, Lawrence Arabia

    Feist – so eine Zufallsentdeckung, der Name etwas sperrig, besonders in deutschen Landen. Mit dem ersten Feistschen Akkustikerlebnis mit Namen Let it die verlor sich dieser Gedanke allerdings unmittelbar.
    Ein gutes Jahr später mache ich mich also auf nach Frankfurt, in die von mir sehr geliebte Jahrhunderthalle zum einzigen deutschen Konzert von Leslie Feist.
    „Lawrence Arabia“ als Vorband erreichte mich nicht, bei einigen Songs bemerkte ich, wie ich begann abzuschweifen, die Halle rundherum zu betrachten, Gespräche zu führen, man kann also sagen, das war nichts für mich, sehr elegisch und sphärisch. Ich begann allerdings fasziniert den Percussionisten zu beobachten, dessen Beweglichkeit und Freude am Tanzen sehr lustig und begeisterungsfähig gleichzeitig war, gummimenschartiges Auf- und Abhüpfen.
    Dann wieder 1h Zwiespalt, Ungeduld und Langeweile, Aufregung und Vorfreude, ich mag es nicht zu warten und Madame Feist lässt recht lange auf sich warten.
  • One Year of Mixtapes (Just for YOU)

    29 avr. 2008, 4h22m par laura_mac

    So, I first would like to acknowledge pzantingh, also of the Monthly Mixtape community, from whom I brazenly stole this brilliant idea. The thing is, I make these mixtapes every month to send to one person. Occasionally, I'm proud enough of them to post them on the community board, but I still feel that they're being wasted to a certain extent. Also (to a lesser extent), I want the constructive criticism that inevitably comes from exposing your work to the much wider audience of musical sticklers that is Last.fm. Finally, a blog of this kind gives me the chance to make some of that cool cover art that everyone seems to like so much.

    A couple of caveats: I won't tell you which ones are which, but there are definitely some of these mixes I'm more proud of than others. Looking back, there are definitely some things I would have changed, but I've put them up in their original condition, warts and all. You will also notice that there is no mixtape for November of last year. …
  • Top 50 artists questions

    19 avr. 2008, 3h42m par ikefox

    Yeah, I'm a sucker for an excuse to write about music that I like.

    Top Artists.
    (I don't listen to a huge amount of music while on my computer. As a result, I have a lot of ties and some very large ones at that. Disputes are settled by rule of I'll pick whichever one I want to write about, fools.)

    1. How did you get into 31?
    Röyksopp was recommended to me by friends and last.fm, finally I relented to listen to some and I really liked them.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    We Have a Map of the Piano. It's still one of my very favorites by them, and I actually remember hearing it for the first time very well. It was late at night and when I heard that track, I immediately downloaded Finally We Are No One and listened to it as I went to sleep. Still my favorite album, too.

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 29?
    Thom Yorke - A Rat's Nest
    clicks on the phone.
    I cannot help you.
    caught by own worm.
    caught in a rat's nest.
    eat own young.
  • Festa Clarix, 3.4.8

    6 avr. 2008, 6h29m par acoxxxta

    Eu comecei a tocar tipo 00:45, no Espaço Hombu. Tinha, o que, umas 60 pessoas na pista? Mas a festa era meio a pista. Preparei a lista de músicas antes, tenho em mente preferências de Clarice, a aniversariante.

    Antsy Pants - Vampire
    Clarice tem ouvido a trilha sonora de Juno sem parar há algum tempo. Eu adoro começos bizarrinhos para os sets. Como dura só um minuto, foi fofo.

    Vanguart - Just to See Your Blue Eyes See
    Clarice está nessa música! Depois te conto. Ela soa mais dançante nos meus fones de ouvido (a bateria não é muito forte). E não é a mais conhecida do Vanguart. Mas, cool. As pessoas pareciam estar querendo dançar. Acho que o climinha country ajuda na jogação. Acho que tem como eu deixar esse baixo mais pulsante na pista.

    Feist - Sea Lion Woman
    Adoro a entrada de Sea Lion! FIcou ótima com o Vanguart. É climática, instigante, cool, dançante. A música toda. Clarice gosta de Feist. E gosta de Nina Simone, que cantou essa primeiro, como "See Line Woman". …
  • sort of a best of 2007

    8 jan. 2008, 15h00m par cjoel

    Although very tentative and subject to change, here is a selection of my 2007 tunes of the year:

    Shantel vs. Mahala Rai Banda: Mahalageasca (Bucovina dub)
    Rufus Wainwright: Tulsa
    Sufjan Stevens: Chicago
    The Gossip: Listen Up!
    Róisín Murphy: Footprints
    The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes
    Tegan and Sara: Hop a Plane
    Feist: Sea Lion Woman
    Die Fantastischen Vier: Nikki war nie weg
    Mark Ronson: Toxic (feat. Tiggers)
    Cake: Short Skirt / Long Jacket
    Teddybears: Cobrastyle (feat. Mad Cobra)
    Solis String Quartet: Arabico
    Amy Winehouse: Cherry (Live)
    Miss Platnum: Give Me The Food
    The Cliks: Cry Me A River
    M.I.A.: BirdFlu
    They Might Be Giants: Birdhouse in Your Soul
    Fela Kuti: Expensive Shit
  • My 25 Favorite CDs of 2007

    30 déc. 2007, 9h38m par Mozo78

    I had a great time discovering and listening to music in 2007. An excellent crop of new records were released in the past twelve months, and with the guidance of so many new information sources -- music blogs, editorially-heavy web merchants like emusic and boomkat.com, and especially my valued friends on last.fm -- I was inundated with new material all year long.

    Here's my list of the records that provided the greatest listening thrills in 2007:

    1.Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha

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    After much anticipation, I was immediately impressed by this record when it arrived last March. Although the opening five-track sequence of its predecessor Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs was simply impossible to outshine, this record struck me as more consistently great from start to finish, with so many splendid sonic flourishes and fantastic songs. There are so many textural and melodic details in the music (filled by Bird's trademark fiddle…
  • Top 50 Tracks of the Year

    22 déc. 2007, 8h14m par evilsoybean

    This is it. Forgive my lack of artist diversity, most of the songs I heard this year, the ones I enjoyed at least, were on albums I bought and liked. Hence the 4 Animal Collective songs, the 3 Modest Mouse, 3 Spoon, 3 Radiohead, 3 Of Montreal... you get the idea.

    50. The New Pornographers- Myriad Harbour
    49. Okkervil River- Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe
    48. Aesop Rock- Catacomb Kids
    47. Feist- My Moon My Man
    46. The New Pornographers- My Rights Versus Yours
    45. Animal Collective- For Reverend Green
    44. Kanye West- Can't Tell Me Nothing
    43. Radiohead- Faust Arp
    42. Animal Collective- Chores
    41. Andrew Bird- Heretics
    40. Of Montreal- She's A Rejecter
    39. Radiohead- Videotape
    38. Okkervil River- John Allyn Smith Sails
    37. Modest Mouse- Fire It Up
    36. Justice- Let There Be Light
    35. Spoon- Black Like Me
    34. Wilco- Sky Blue Sky
    33. Jens Lekman- I am leaving you because I don't love you
    32. Of Montreal- Suffer For Fashion
    31. Modest Mouse- Missed the Boat
    30. Dinosaur Jr.- We're Not Alone