• my computer has a virus..

    12 déc. 2008, 7h18m

    which is why i haven't scrobbled anything in forever. arghhh.. i really should get that fixed..
  • I work at the high school where Elliott Smith graduated from!!

    3 jui. 2008, 6h01m

    Oh yes. Well, I don't work FOR the school, but my summer work is based there (it's a children's program). Lincoln High School in Portland, OR. wooooooT!!!!!

    Here's the memorial thing at the school

    Lyrics from Waltz #2
  • Top 10 Elliott Smithhhhhh songsss

    14 avr. 2008, 4h03m

  • Top 10

    10 avr. 2008, 5h36m

    Post your top 10 artists (and/or 10 fave), the first song you heard by them, the one that made you fall in love with them and your current favorite.

    1) Red Hot Chili Peppers
    First song: Californication or Otherside
    Fell in love with: Parallel Universe
    Current Favorite: Save the Population

    2) David Bowie
    First song: Let's Dance
    Fell in love with: Space Oddity
    Current Favorite: probably still Space Oddity

    3) Elliott Smith
    First song: Angeles
    Fell in love with: the whole Either/Or album
    Current Favorite: Christian Brothers

    4) The Beatles
    First song: I don't even KNOW!!!! the first one I consciously remember thinking "this is the beatles" was Yellow Submarine
    Fell in love with: She Loves You
    Current Favorite: I'm Looking Through You

    5) Keane
    First Song: Somewhere Only We Know
    Fell in love with: Bend & Break
    Current Favorite: Walnut Tree

    6) Tears for Fears
    First song: Shout
    Fell in love with: Head Over Heels & Mad World
    Current Favorite: Bloodletting Go

    7) Nick Drake
    First song: River Man. I'd never heard anything like it. It was a magical, ethereal experience..I was also driving through beautiful mountain scenery at the time. perfect experience.
    Fell in love with: River Man
    Current Favorite: River Man

    8) royksopp
    First Song: Remind Me
    Fell in love with: Beautiful Day Without You
    Current Favorite: Someone Like Me

    9) Crosstide
    First Song: Making Friends
    Fell in love with: Making Friends & Capable
    Current Favorite: Opposite Day

    10) Sufjan Stevens
    First song: The Dress Looks Nice on You
    Fell in love with: For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
    Current Favorite: A Good Man is Hard to Find
  • bad things about your top 20 of doom

    19 nov. 2007, 3h49m

    20. System of a Down- hmm.. sometimes a little too angry

    19. Queens of the Stone Age- some of their songs just plain suck

    18. Jars of Clay- they never lived up to the amazingness of their first album again..

    17. DC Talk- a few songs are somewhat bleh

    16. Sufjan Stevens- his voice sounds quite thin sometimes

    15. Doobie Brothers- I don't like the replacement lead singer dude's voice..

    14. Coldplay- they never vary their chord rhythms.. it's basically always just quarter notes

    13. Imogen Heap- ummmmm hm.. at times her voice is a smidge manly

    12. Incubus- nothing really, except that my friends got to go see them at rockfest, and i didn't

    11. Brian Eno- some of the ambient stuff is pretty repetitive, but i guess that's the idea

    10. The Dandy Warhols- i'm not as crazy about them as i used to be..

    9. Röyksopp- they need to come out with more albums

    8. Crosstide- brett's voice gets a little irritating every now and then

    7. Nick Drake- only bad thing is that he's dead

    6. Elliott Smith- his voice tends to be pretty breathy

    5. Tears for Fears- i can't say anything negative about tff because it wouldn't be true

    4. Keane- i'm still upset that they cancelled the tour for which i had tickets

    3. The Beatles- some of their stuff is weirddddd

    2. David Bowie- he totally sold out in the 80s.. stopped caring so much about what he liked so much as trying to be popular.. but he redeemed himself

    1. Red Hot Chili Peppers- sometimes anthony's lyrics are a little too dirty for my taste
  • Top 50 questions of doom

    21 oct. 2007, 4h49m

    1. How did you get into 31? (Mew)
    I'd heard the name and finally decided to download some a few months ago, and really liked them

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Duran Duran)
    Hungry Like the Wolf

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 29? (Swollen Members)
    umm well since it's rap, I don't pay attention to the words all that much.. but the phrase "We're back, back in black back at it" from "Watch This" is kinda catchy

    4. What is your favourite album by 49? (Heart)
    Ummm I dunno..

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Coldplay)
    like 3

    6. What is your favourite song by 50? (Weezer)
    Say It Ain't So

    7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad? (Keane)
    Not really, but there are songs by them that are so beautiful that it makes my adrenaline rush in the same kind of way as it does when I get uber sad (that doesnt make sense.. oh well)

    8. What is your favourite song by 15? (Brian Eno)
    Bone Bomb.. fucking amazing. THAT is the song that makes me cry

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? (Elliott Smith)
    Christian Brothers. amazing chords

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (Tears for Fears)
    I dearly love their songs.. Head Over Heels and Mad World always get me excited just because they're such amazing songs

    11. What is your favourite album by 40? (Stereophonics)
    umm I dunno, Just Enough Education to Performi suppose

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? (Dandy Warhols)
    The Last High

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 33? (John Frusciante)
    listening to "Murderers" while stoned, and everyone raving about how great of a song it is

    14. What is your favourite song by 37? (Simon & Garfunkel)
    Scarborough Fair

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (System of a Down)
    Chop Suey, just because it has history with my friends and I early in high school

    16. How many times have you seen 24 live? (2Pac)
    Well that would be a little difficult, seeing as he's dead

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? (Public Symphony)

    18. What is your favourite album by 11? (Incubus)
    a crow left of the murder

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1? (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    John Frusciante

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live? (The Doobie Brothers)
    no, unfortunately

    21. What is a good memory involving 45? (Dashboard Confessional tied with Shiny Toy Guns)
    well, very soon, TOMORROW, I will have good memories of driving up to Seattle to see DASHBOARRRDDDD

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? (DC Talk)
    in my mind's eye

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? (Nirvana tied with Sublime)
    Nirvana- ummm I have no idea
    Sublime- also have no idea.. probably Santeria

    24. What is your favourite album by 21? (Guster)

    25. What is your favourite song by 18? (Queens of the Stone Age)
    little sister or gonna leave you

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 38? (Def Leppard & Pink Floyd)
    DL- errr.. the one I remember the most was Love Bites
    PF- speak to me/breathe

    27. What is your favourite lyric by 3? (The Beatles)
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob!

    28. What is you favourite song by 2? (David Bowie)
    shit.. i cant choose but.. space oddity

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? (Les Miserables)
    probably master of the house

    30. What is you favourite song by 8? (Crosstide)
    opposite day or making friends

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? (Jars of Clay)

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? (John Legend)
    well whenever "ordinary people" comes on, I get super into singing along to it

    33. What is you favourite album by 12? (Imogen Heap)
    speak for yourself

    34. What is the worst song by 46?
    there's no 46.. (there's 2 45's and 2 47's..)

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? (Snow Patrol)

    36. What is you favourite album by 42? (Tom Waits tied with Ben Folds)
    TW- Rain Dogs
    BF- rockin the suburbs

    37. How many times have you seen 9 live? (royksopp)
    I'm not sure they even go on tour

    38. What is your favourite album by 36? (Creeper Lagoon)

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? (Sufjan Stevens)
    the dress looks nice on you

    40. What is you favourite album by 7? (Nick Drake)
    shit.. there's only 3, but they are all so bloody amazing.. Bryter Layter if i absolutely MUST pick
  • Rap is art.

    28 sept. 2007, 1h48m

    And anyone who says otherwise is a close-minded poopface who's probably only heard the shitty rap they play on the radio (we all know there's shit in every genre..) How can you listen to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and not be just utterly amazed at how FAST they get all those words out of their mouth, and how crazy cool the rhythms are?? I mean, they freaking rap in HARMONY in Notorious Thugs (Bone Thugs were featured prominently in this song). And well we all know 2Pac is bloody amazing.. his lyrics are REAL, he raps about what actually matters, not about getting into some girl's pants, like the shit rap on the radio. I haven't always liked rap, actually I used to hate it because I hadn't bothered to sift through the crap to get to the good stuff. It's all about having an open mind and being able to appreciate artistry that's not necessarily within the "normal" definition of music. Yeee-uh. Go listen to Swollen Members. Love em. Great underground rap.

    Keep Ya Head Up
    Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
    I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
    I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
    Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care
    And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
    When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
    But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
    Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up
    And when he tells you you ain't nuttin don't believe him
    And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him
    Cause sista you don't need him
    And I ain't tryin to cash up, I just call em how I see em
    You know it makes me unhappy (what's that)
    When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be unhappy
    And since we all came from a woman
    Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
    I wonder why we take from our women
    Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
    I think it's time to kill for our women
    Time to heal our women, be real to our women
    And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
    That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
    And since a man can't make one
    He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
    So will the real men get up
    I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up


    Eeewww child things are gonna get easier
    Eeewww child things are gonna get brighter

    Eeewww child things are gonna get easier
    Eeewww child things are gonna get brighter

    Verse Two:

    Aiyyo, I remember Marvin Gaye, used to sing ta me
    He had me feelin like black was tha thing to be
    And suddenly tha ghetto didn't seem so tough
    And though we had it rough, we always had enough
    I huffed and puffed about my curfew and broke the rules
    Ran with the local crew, and had a smoke or two
    And I realize momma really paid the price
    She nearly gave her life, to raise me right
    And all I had ta give her was my pipe dream
    Of how I'd rock the mic, and make it to tha bright screen
    I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
    It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent
    And in the end it seems I'm headin for tha pen
    I try and find my friends, but they're blowin in the wind
    Last night my buddy lost his whole family
    It's gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity
    It seems tha rain'll never let up
    I try to keep my head up, and still keep from gettin wet up
    You know it's funny when it rains it pours
    They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor
    Say there ain't no hope for the youth and the truth is
    it ain't no hope for tha future
    And then they wonder why we crazy
    I blame my mother, for turning my brother into a crack baby
    We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup
    And even though you're fed up
    Huh, ya got to keep your head up


    Verse Three:

    And uhh
    To all the ladies havin babies on they own
    I know it's kinda rough and you're feelin all alone
    Daddy's long gone and he left you by ya lonesome
    Thank the Lord for my kids, even if nobody else want em
    Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I'm sure
    And if you fall, stand tall and comeback for more
    Cause ain't nuttin worse than when your son
    wants to kno why his daddy don't love him no mo'
    You can't complain you was dealt this
    hell of a hand without a man, feelin helpless
    Because there's too many things for you to deal with
    Dying inside, but outside you're looking fearless
    While tears, is rollin down your cheeks
    Ya steady hopin things don't all down this week
    Cause if it did, you couldn't take it, and don't blame me
    I was given this world I didn't make it
    And now my son's getten older and older and cold
    From havin the world on his shoulders
    While the rich kids is drivin Benz
    I'm still tryin to hold on to survivin friends
    And it's crazy, it seems it'll never let up, but
    please... you got to keep your head up
  • Tom Waits

    25 août 2007, 6h08m

    Tom Waits is bloody amazing. I was skeptical at first when someone suggested I listen to him.. Being a classical singer myself, I didn't take to his grating voice right away, but it has REALLY REALLY grown on me. Downtown Train is a bloody amazing song (curse Rod Stewart for doing a crappy cover!!! the main guitar riff isn't even audible!). And Lonely is really really good. Even if you can't stand his voice, there is no denying Waits' incredible writing talents. <3333
  • I must have a thing for dead singers

    23 jui. 2007, 9h35m

    Lately I've been obsessed with Nick Drake and Elliott Smith. and i've always been in love with The Beatles

    GAHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i would die a thousand deaths just to meet Nick Drake for 5 minutes.. I'm seriously in love with that man.
  • Cyber Prejudice and Pompous Elitist Pricks

    27 mai 2007, 18h07m

    OK, rant time. I hate when people on this site judge you by what you listen to. Like these people. Ummm.. Not that I want to join their snobby group, but I think it's really stupid that one of the requirements for getting in is that you must have a "musical diversity rating" (AEP) of greater than 4. well I thought I was doing pretty well myself, but apparently my 3.23 is just not good enough. And who decides what's "different"? That is entirely a matter of opinion.. What I think is "diverse" might be a different story with somebody else. Anyways, many of these 4+ people in that group look down their noses at anyone who doesn't listen to Swedish yodeling music or Cro-Magnon skinning chants, or some random crap like that. If I like something and listen to it a fair amount, and I don't like something else and don't listen to it, who are you to judge me by that?? I can like what I like. And I can not like what sucks. And if people want to revert to childish ways of excluding other kids on the playground, well then I don't really want to know you. Grow up please. This is just a manifestation of the modern racism I guess. Since the anonymity of the internet somewhat prevents people from discriminating based on racial factors and whatnot (depending on what information people choose to reveal), people have invented new ways of being bigoted. One more reason I have very little faith in humanity. People will always find ways to be mean.