• Songs to Board By, Revised

    10 jan. 2006, 10h26m

    OK, so, I went to France, had a damned awesome week, enjoyed a temperature of 35 degrees celcius below freaking zero, had centimeter long icycles on my eyelashes and thus, listened to all the songs mentioned in my earlier journal

    However, I found some things were a slight bit annoying, and a few things missing, so, here's the revision, for you who are still going to snowboard this winter.

    One of the primary irritations was that a few songs had long silences in it, or in Evanescence's case, a couple of minutes of rain, which is something you really don't want to hear when you're flying like an angel to the sun, as Sandra Nasic of the Guano Apes so aptly puts it.

    So, Eternal was the first to go. Also, I thought the slow start in Where Did You Sleep Last Night wouldn't bother me, but sadly, it did, so that one had to go too.

    Now, two bands I totally forgot about, and really missed up there, were Bad Religion and Chumbawumba, so I'd add at least Tubthumping and A Walk, but what I did was just one day fill my mp3-player with all their songs and seriously enjoyed it. If you got some spare room, Mary Mary is a must too.

    Then finally I got to get back to No Fun At All, in my opinion they're the best in adrenaline pumping music, go with them. I boarded two days on just them, and it was awesome :)

    OK, exams coming up, so next one will be "Songs to chill by", "Songs to study by", or "Songs to party by" depending on how my exams go ^_^

    Watch for them and have fun!

  • Songs to Board By, The Winterlist

    21 déc. 2005, 14h36m

    So, I'm off to France for an awesome week of snowboarding upcoming friday, and naturally I'm bringing my mp3-player. If only to make sure I don't get bothered by the screams of people dodging my speedy rampage down the slopes at the last second ;)
    However, there's always the case of the tracklist.

    You people out there that have ever stood on a snowboard must know what I talk about when I talk about the freedom inherent in flying over the snow, crispy white powder under your board and a clear blue sky over your head. The exhileration when you land an awesome jump and the adrenaline as you make your way down through a forest at full velocity.

    I want the songs on my tracklist to have that same feeling, want them to lift me up and exhilerate me likewise, in order to maximize the two effects to such extend that I can practically get high on it.

    It may be cheesy, but Lords of the Boards by the Guano Apes is a still a must for me. Since they have it all I'll also put No Speech and Crossing the Deadline in there.

    The next artist that always works really well for me is No Fun At All. Their ultimate punk has guitars so fast that you'll float even without a board. Songs I'll add to my board-list from them will be Catch me running around, Sorry Lads and Suicide Machine.

    Queens of the Stone Age have this same effect on my, so Hanging Tree and Song For The Dead are added too.

    If you want freedom, you ofcourse can't get around Nirvana, no matter how hard you try, so Stay Away and Where Did You Sleep Last Night.

    To wrap up the punk section I'll finish with Some from The Offspring and a few from The Hives. Specifically, Beheaded, Conspiracy of One, Want You Bad, Main Offender, Dead Quote Olympics and their brilliant Hate To Say I Told You So ==> Which ofcourse reminds me of Blur's Song 02. That'll go right in there

    To get the funkyness back in my board, I'll also add some of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this year that'll be Get on Top, Blood Sugar Sex Magic and Subway to Venus

    Some more Funk, seriously different from the rest, but I just want it in, is Rock Lobster from The B-52's, wacky as always.

    Now, time for some more female vocalists, or I'm never going to enjoy myself there on the slopes. So, we'll throw Pretty Girls Make Graves' Speakers Push Air in, get Bikini Kill's Rebel Girl and Liar and this'll bring us straight to The Donnas.

    Now there's another band that can lift me up. Granted, their early stuff has some horrible crap, but the later songs are awesome, so I just have to add Play My Game, It's on the Rocks, Let's Go Mano and the inevitable Take It Off.

    Now, sadly, my mp3-player can hold only 128 Megabytes of data (I know, I'm horribly old-fashioned) so we're going to have to wrap it up with some metal, maybe a bit gothic or something. Let's just start off with Evanescence, now there's some music that can get me high, I'll probably burst out singing when this is on, but who cares right?

    So, Eternal, Tourniquet, Taking Over Me and Bring Me to Life go right on the list. Like this it'll fill up fast, so we'll quickly add Within Temptation's Dark Wings and then we'll just wrap it up with In Extremo's Der Rattenfänger.

    Well we're full up and assured an awesome boarding experience, if you have any tips for me, please tell me and I'll take them into consideration, and if you don't know any of these bands or songs, they're all heavily recommended, especially when your gliding/falling/walking/running/flying through the snow :)

    Merry Christmas all!