…But I still have money with which I add music to my ever-expanding collection!
Yesterday I read an Associated Press article that said the economic recession may finally be over. I would have linked to it here and made a joke about how I’ve saved the economy by buying music, allowing me to bask in a wonderful I-told-you-so moment, but now I can’t find the article anywhere. Figures.
As always, here’s a list of music I’ve recently acquired. And some other stuff I look forward to acquiring as well. The list, along with additional commentary and whatnot, after the jump.
Hey everyone! I’ve got good news and bad news for you all.
Bad news first: As it turns out, the motherboard in my computer got all fucked up by a virus or something, so I had to get a new one. To everyone who has ever created a computer virus in your life, FUCK YOU. I HOPE SOMEONE FINDS A WAY TO PUT A COMPUTER VIRUS IN YOUR BRAIN SO YOUR DEATH SHALL BE ONE OF GREAT POETIC JUSTICE. Of course, then somebody will find a way to build on this idea and make these computer viruses contagious from person to person. Who says technological advances are always good things?
While I’m on the subject of evil technology, I wonder how many people thought the wheel was a bad idea. There’s your food for thought for today.
Also, more bad news: This show is by far the shortest playlist in the history of Listen Up! And that includes the hour-long “audition shows” I did in the fall 2008 semester. It got cut off by Maryland baseball before the one-hour mark, also making this the first edition of Listen Up! that didn’t end with a weekly Top 5 list. But isn’t that how it always goes? The jocks beating up the band geeks or something like that? First they took your lunch money, then they took your girlfriends, now they’re taking your airtime on the radio.
Bowling For Soup was fuckin’ right, man — high school never ends.
Now for the good news. I’ve got a new computer now, which means things should be proceeding normally again — no more relying on YouTube and Last.fm for my playlists! Plus, I’ll also be able to update this blog on a more regular basis. Unfortunately, I don’t have my shows saved on this computer, so I won’t be able to upload any new download files for a while.
Anyway, on to the playlist!
1. Thrice, “Firebreather” (The Alchemy Index — Vol. 1: Fire)
2. Kings Of Leon, “Fans” (Because Of The Times)
3. Nine Black Alps, “Shot Down” (Everything Is)
4. We Are Scientists, “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” (With Love And Squalor)
5. Bloc Party, “So Here We Are” (Silent Alarm)
6. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Someone’s In The Wolf” (Lullabies To Paralyze)
7. The Fall Of Troy, “Semi-Fiction” (Manipulator)
8. Radiohead, “Palo Alto” (Airbag/How Am I Driving? EP)
Told you that was a short playlist. And as always, join my Facebook group, keep tuning in every Friday from 6-8 p.m. on WMUC2, and keep watching this space.
Here’s the playlist for my Feb. 27, 2009 show on WMUC2. No lengthy introductions this time, but as always, join my Facebook group if you have an account there (and haven’t already joined), keep listening every Friday from 6-8 p.m. on WMUC2, and keep watching this space.
1. John Mayer Trio, “Who Did You Think I Was” (Try! John Mayer Trio Live)
2. We Are Scientists, “Altered Beast” (Brain Thrust Mastery)
3. Snow Patrol, “Whatever’s Left” (Final Straw)
4. Nine Black Alps, “Unsatisfied” (Everything Is)
5. Muse, “The Small Print” (Absolution)
6. TV On The Radio, “Crying” (Dear Science)
7. Spoon, “I Turn My Camera On” (Gimme Fiction)
8. Kings Of Leon, “The Bucket” (Aha Shake Heartbreak)
9. At The Drive-In, “Napoleon Solo” (In/Casino/Out)
10. Burning Brides, “Arctic Snow” (Fall Of The Plastic Empire)
11. Alkaline Trio, “Private Eye” (From Here To Infirmary)
12. Dead Confederate, “Goner” (Wrecking Ball)
13. The Sword, “How Heavy This Axe” (Gods Of The Earth)
14. Mastodon, “Hunters Of The Sky” (Blood Mountain)
15. Opeth, “Coil” (Watershed)
16. Minus The Bear, “Dr. L’Ling” (Planet Of Ice)
17. My Morning Jacket, “I’m Amazed” (Evil Urges)
18. Nirvana, “Breed” (Nevermind)
19. The Whigs, “Production City” (Mission Control)
20. Bloc Party, “One Month Off” (Intimacy)
21. The Fall Of Troy, “Act One, Scene One” (Doppelganger)
22. Foo Fighters, “But, Honestly” (Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace)
23. Blur, “The Universal” (The Great Escape)
24. The Beatles, “Let It Be” (Let It Be)
25. Sigur Ros, “Starálfur” (Ágætis Byrjun)
26. Radiohead, “How To Disappear Completely” (Kid A)
Hey everyone. In an attempt to lighten the mood of this blog somewhat after the last post’s journey into the realm of scary music (not to mention the darker reaches of my imagination), here’s the playlist from my Valentine’s Day special on Feb. 13, 2009.
1. Jimi Hendrix, “Foxey Lady” (Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix)
2. Blur, “Coffee & TV” (13)
3. The Smashing Pumpkins, “Cupid De Locke” (Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness)
4. Spoon, “Finer Feelings” (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)
5. Daft Punk, “Something About Us” (Discovery)
6. The Fall Of Troy, “Quarter Past” (Manipulator)
7. The Darkness, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (Permission To Land)
8. We Are Scientists, “Lethal Enforcer” (Brain Thrust Mastery)
9. Coldplay, “Yellow” (Parachutes)
10. The Police, “Next To You” (Outlandos d’Amour)
11. Green Day, “Extraordinary Girl” (American Idiot)
12. Queens Of The Stone Age, “In My Head” (Lullabies To Paralyze)
13. Foo Fighters, “Big Me” (Foo Fighters)
14. The Strokes, “12:51” (Room On Fire)
15. Cake, “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” (Comfort Eagle)
16. Bloc Party, “Sunday” (A Weekend In The City)
17. Minus The Bear, “Pachuca Sunrise” (Menos El Oso)
18. Muse, “Unintended” (Showbiz)
19. Radiohead, “All I Need” (In Rainbows)
20. My Morning Jacket, “Knot Comes Loose” (Z)
21. Garbage, “Milk” (Garbage)
22. The Beatles, “Something” (Abbey Road)
23. Snow Patrol, “Grazed Knees” (Final Straw)
24. Weezer, “Across The Sea” (Pinkerton)
25. The Beach Boys, “God Only Knows” (Pet Sounds)
26. U2, “All I Want Is You” (Rattle & Hum)
27. Peter Gabriel, “In Your Eyes” (So)