amandapalmer: why music matters Why Music Matters Karl Paulnack, Director, Music Division The Boston Conservatory Dr. Karl Paulnack’s Welcome Address to parents of incoming students, September 2004 “One of my parents’ deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not properly value me as a musician… I had very good grades in high school, I was good in science and math, and they imagined that...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-5-24) →
Fall Out Boy (225) Panic at the Disco (90) My Chemical Romance (40) Green Day (37) The Academy Is… (31) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz Commentary: These numbers are basically just for half a week as I’ve gone away from my computer and am no longer scrobbling. The next two months are going to be kind of barren in the scrobbling department really, since I...
30 Second Review: Green Day - 21st Century...
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown Vibrant, full of energy and passion. Keeps me coming back and entertains me quite well. I look forward to getting to know it better over time.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-5-17) →
Fall Out Boy (654) Panic at the Disco (85) Green Day (68) My Chemical Romance (44) The Academy Is… (16) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz Commentary: Well, last.fm went insane during the scrobbling process this week. So my Fall Out Boy plays were in reality a minimum of 100 lower than the above number and my My Chemical Romance plays were a minimum of 80 higher. ...
100 'greatest' songs of the 90s?
Bored out of my mind, I put the tv on VH1 today and came across this. There were a few gems, but most of the songs on the list just reminded me why the 90s made me hate music. Here are the ones that I at least somewhat enjoyed, paired down from the full list here: 1. Nirvana - “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991, #6 US) Eh, it was okay. It was different enough that it caught my...
Greta Salpeter (of The Hush Sound) update!
gretasalpeter: LONG STORY SHORT I’m writing songs and am about to make my solo record! If you want to be part of the process, you can follow me on twitter. (the name is gretamorgan) Lots of good stuff to come… Stay tuned! While I’m sad that the Hushies are on (indefinite? permanent?) hiatus, I’m thrilled as fuck to know that Greta is still making music. I love, LOVE her voice...
Good Girls Go Bad by Cobra Starship featuring... →
Cobra Starship’s new single ‘Good Girls Go Bad’ featuring Leighton Meester is available now on iTunes, just click the link above. It’s not as awesome as ‘Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We’re Famous’ but it’s still very entertaining.
Sink Into Me video by Taking Back Sunday Also available on the UK MTV page. Anyway, I like the video and am really looking forward to getting the album! One day I hope to figure out why Matt Fazzi seems so incredibly familiar looking to me. I mean really familiar looking to me. I don’t even know.
Ticketmaster/LiveNation: Lenders Approve Merger
musicalbeds: One more kick in the nuts for honest musicians. But of course… who actually cares about those anymore? NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc said on Tuesday it has received the required approval from its lenders for its proposed merger with Live Nation Inc, the world’s largest concert promoter. The leading ticketing company said more than 50 percent of its...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-5-10) →
Fall Out Boy (360) Panic at the Disco (72) My Chemical Romance (47) Tegan and Sara (25) Cobra Starship (22) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz Commentary: Unsurprisingly Fall Out Boy is at the top again this week. And not just because it was the 6 year anniversary of Take This To Your Grave. Fall Out Boy remains the band that I can listen to the most often. There is just...
Free Music: Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom (cover)
Major Tom by Shiny Toy Guns: Free from the AmazonMP3 Store. I loved the original Major Tom by Peter Schilling. The Shiny Toy Gun cover is being used in some ad campaign right now, I honestly can’t remember which, and so I went in search of the original. As far as I can tell from my ‘extensive’ search (ie: just on AmazomMP3) that original English version is not available. ...
Cobra Starship - New Song & Album Title and...
Cobra Starship has the second song from their new album up on their MySpace site. The song is entitled “Good Girls Go Bad” featuring Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl. I found it to be enjoyable, though not as good as Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We’re Famous (also on their MySpace) which I fucking adore. Good Girls Go Bad will be for sale on iTunes May 12th and I’ll be...
Six Year Anniversary of Take This To Your Grave
So today is the 6 year anniversary of Fall Out Boy’s Take This To Your Grave. Many Fall Out Boy fans, including me, celebrated this by having a Twitter-party under the hashtag #tttygday. We were the top trend for a couple of hours. It’s the first trending topic I’ve ever aggressively participated in and it was fun. Also a little weird. Some people apparently troll Trending...
The Ghosts of CDs Past
I’m about to go on a roadtrip across the country so I want to get some music for the drive. I have cds that I rarely listen to anymore, bought mostly before I’d given up on music. Going through them is interesting. U2 - All That You Can’t Leave Behind: I didn’t actually buy this one, my younger sister bought it for me for my birthday or xmas or something. I wanted it...
Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting...– Douglas Adams (via wilderness) Very, very insightful
Last.fm Weekly Top 5s, Now With Commentary
So after seeing the sudden appearance of My Chemical Romance on this past week’s Top Five list, I thought I’d start adding some context to those automatically imported feeds. All of the entries that have the commentary will be tagged under last.fm. At present, I’ve only gone back through April. I’m too tired tonight to do more than the five I just did. I’ve gone...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-5-3) →
Fall Out Boy (330) My Chemical Romance (318) Panic at the Disco (105) The String Quartet (58) Cobra Starship (36) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz Wow, you can tell I was in a bad mood this week. My playcount for MCR spikes when my mood is shitty. When I’m angry or depressed (or both), My Chemical Romance’s lyrics and music give me the safe space I need to work...