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16 February 2006 @ 01:21 pm
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The neat thing about moving every so often is that I usually have to start my music (mp3) collection from scratch. Think of it as building a sandcastle that gets constantly wiped out with every wave that rolls in... except packing sand up each time is actually fun.

I guess the influence of others does creep into my iTunes every so often. Lately it's been indie, techno and 80s rock filling up the slots. I did find a track or two randomly playing that made me stop and say to myself, "okay. What the hell is this?"

A prime example being the Ying Yang Twins' "Wait Remix". Something amusingly vile crept into my head and got into my internet. I believe this is Chandler's fault. It's even more hilarious to me when people have certain collections that make them say to their friends, "this is dirty stuff." The music, of course, keeps playing. And it makes one curious.


One bloke that I do want to talk about eventually is Matisyahu. Hard to believe this is a one-man show! I heard of him through word of mouth, really - though I don't remember which at the moment. His 2004 album Shake Off The Dust... Arise is calm, consistent and has a steady beat throughout.

You see, I will admit to downloading songs off p2p programmes such as LimeWire (now that I don't work at a place that restricts certain illegal recommendations; ZOMG DON'T STEAL MUSIC). My method is to download an artist, and if I like at least three songs from an album, I purchase it. My collection of Matisyahu unfortunately exceeds that number at the moment, although I haven't found anything I disliked thus far.

If you've got an artist/band you think is really groovy, tell me about it. Music is my mistress right now to get me through these really rough spots in life, and if you're putting names out there, you're helping my insatiable musical appetite AND the artist(s). Do so while I am figuring out something smart to wear for this interview - but not so smart that it'd get me beat up afterschool.
iTunes: matisyahu / refuge
Uppity Chinaman: cigasianrenegade on February 16th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
So you want good music do you?
Fela Kuti is the God of Afro Beat.

The best way to describe him as a man is to say Bob Marley is the Fela Kuti of the Americas.

No Agreement
Expensive Shit
Water No Get Enemy
Richard Rasner (Unique Nudes™)uniqueblog on February 16th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
Try Apartment 26 (Music for the Massive)
You son of a bitch, that's MY SPORK!!!!irishgemini on February 16th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Matisyahu is coming to Reno sometime soon.....lucky me!
Brandy: desolationbrandelyn on February 16th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)

Ach! if only I'd checked the website earlier. Matisyahu's going to be in Long Beach this weekend and I'm going to miss it.

If you go to the Reno show, I expect a full report.
You son of a bitch, that's MY SPORK!!!!irishgemini on February 16th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
I plan on doing so if I do attend
Brandy: definitionbrandelyn on February 16th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)

Get on it. The Reno show's in less than a week... you don't have much time to decide!

You ARE lucky. The show in NV is about half as much as the showing in Long Beach - unless I want to see him at a Jewish community centre. (Ten bucks.) Sunday night doesn't work out for me, though.
the_absurdistthe_absurdist on February 16th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
I love Matisyahu.

Umm...try Imogen Heap. The Dresden Dolls. I've been listening to a lot of Lay Ley lately, but that's spanish.
Brandy: designationbrandelyn on February 16th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)

I don't care if it's Spanish. I've been listening to Molotov for quite some time now, and they're feckin' awesome.

Unfortunately, I checked out Imogen Heap because of
aurgasm. Not really my cup o'tea. The Dresden Dolls are fairly alright, however.

Feel free to lay some more names on me, should you get the urge.
the_absurdistthe_absurdist on February 17th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
What I generally listen to are:

Antony and the Johnsons
Death Cab for Cutie
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Elliott Smith
Sigur Ros

Maybe you'll like Mr. Bungle's California album.

I downloaded the new Strokes album, can't really say if I like it though.
dot dot dot: funnyagentelrond on February 16th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Better hurry up and friendicize this entry, or the RIAA will come after ya!
Brandy: vindicationbrandelyn on February 16th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)

pff! I live on the edge. I laugh in the face of danger!

*thinks about editing this entry*
Shadow Magnetpapavic on February 16th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
the last ten random artists in my player
Jean-Luc Ponty
October Project
Kyau vs. Albert
Steve Hillage
Marc Jordan
Aphex Twin
Dead Can Dance
Lisa Gerrard
Northern Lights
Music From The Lonely Planet
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on February 16th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
I had an idea of doing this as well in a little while and so please don't feel as though I stole this from you, foxy.

some of my personal favorites [even if you have heard of them]. I am in adoration of so much music that I could make an endless list, so I give you only a select few now.

billie holiday
saul williams
jethro tull
dave brubeck
cyndi lauper [that woman has soul and power in her voice like I have never heard before. if people would actually be willing to listen to her music instead of just remembering the one and only song, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, they would quickly realize this]
john coltrane
robert randolph & the family band
miles davis
tholenous monk
joanna newsom
louis armstrong
nina simone
alice in chains
strawberry alarm clock
swamp mama johnson
taciturn_shade on February 17th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
the muggs
omar a. rodriguez-lopez (he's from the mars volta)
secret chiefs 3