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A pointless post for a midafternoon work break, Volume II

So, what are you listening to? Anything on now or something in particular in heavy rotation on your music player of choice?

I just might do this every day. I really like knowing what you all are listening to, gives me ideas. Hopefully, my lists will give you some new music choices as well.

Also, gives me a chance to bitch about the crap that shows up on Launchcast.

Now playing:

11:40 Bauhaus - Bela Lagosi's Dead. Holy shit, this song never ends. How the hell did I dance (ok, move around drunkenly)to this entire song back in the day without falling dead from boredom or exhaustion? I thought this song was genius back then. Yea, maybe if you cut in half. It's like prog rock for goths.

1:37 and back from lunch: Scorpions - Still Loving You. I wish I wasn't sitting in my office right now because I want to belt this one out as if my heart depended on it.

2:07 Everclear - Santa Monica. The only Everclear song I can listen to without wanting to cock punch Art Alexis.


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iPod set to shuffle gives me.....

Graham Parker, "Durban Poison."

I still love BLID. It's all about Peter Murphy's voice, though.

"Disintegration," The Cure.

b.b. king - Thrill Is Gone

Cake- Frank Sinatra

I <3 my iPod- especially on shuffle.

Oh yes, and now:

Faith No More: A Small Victory! :)

New York State of Mind - Billy Joel.

Which reminds me: what little I know of NYC area geography I learned from Billy Joel songs, especially Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights go out on Broadway)

Johnny Dowd, "Wedding Dress"

The Eyeliners - Destroy
The Spazzys - Paco Doesn't Love Me
Groovie Ghoulies - Evading The Grays
Paul Westerberg - Mannequin Shop
Manda & The Marbles - Lipstick
Even In Blackouts - 27 Seconds Of Flame

In the truck: Soilwork - Figure Number Five

I think I prefer Opera IX's cover of Bela Lugosi's Dead to the original.

today's list...

Bad Case of Loving You (Robert Palmer)
Self Esteem (The Offspring)
El Phantasmo and the Chicken Run Blast-o-Rama (White Zombie)
On the Loose (Saga)
Stupify (Disturbed)

wow. Saga? i had totally forgotten about them.

Listening to Radio Margaritaville streaming into my cubicle (live "Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit" currently playing)...


Some of today's listening:

Breaking Benjamin - Follow Me
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me
Pillar - Hypnotized
12 Stones - In My Head

I've actually been playing with podcasts. I usually listen to Adam Curry's Daily Source Code on the bus ride home. I'm also starting to get into Lucky Bitch Radio. (luckybitchradio.com) I've also enjoyed Jan Polet's Hit Test, which plays little opening snippets from old hits, and gives you time to guess the song. Voices From the Vault does the same thing with voices of famous people.


Oh, and mashups. Lots of mashups. My current favorites are Get Some Bootystition (Stevie Wonder and Destiny's Child) and The Ghost That Feeds (NIN vs. Ray Parker, Jr.)


On the new music front, I've been trying to listen to Garbage's Bleed Like Me and am just not feeling the love. So I keep going back to Gwen Stefani's What You Waiting For and Gorillaz' Feel Good Inc


HL2_song12_long.mp3 (HalfLife 2 rip)
Rammstein - Engel
Junichi Nakatsuru - Hubris
Twisted Pair - Paranormal (I am DIB)
Twisted Pair - Gangsta Clown (POOP DOG)
Twisted Pair - Wormbaby

Hardcore German Invader Zim Game Rips?

My iPod is currently on my "80s" playlist.

Last 6:

Personal Jesus (Pump Mix)
Gods of War
Is She Really Goin' Out with Him?
Black Coffee In Bed
Romeo and Juliet
Sweet Child o' Mine

Best of Joe Walsh

Funk #49

Not exactly what you asked, but here's this week's heavy-rotation playlist (aka CDs I brought to work):

Killswitch Engage -- The End of Heartache
Mudvayne -- Lost and Found
Faith No More -- Angel Dust
John Hiatt -- The Tiki Bar is Open

(And yes, I'm serious about the last one.) But right now I'm listening to the Brewers beating the Rockies.

Andrew Gold - "Lonely Boy" from Sounds of the 70's.

Humn, just found a really old Depeche Mode TAPE while cleaning - and was listening to that.

new Audioslave, - Out of Exile
new Social D, - Sex Love and Rock and Roll
Misfits - Walk Among us.

Godflesh - Streetcleaner

Curve - Doppleganger

Cradle of Filth - Bitter Suites To Succubi

Cult of Luna - Salvation

Sugar - Beaster

Some older and some newer...I usually go in phases myself

Bela Lugosi's Dead is an awesome song..it isn't long at all! Santa Monica is a great tune too. Don't have an iPod, but here's what my computer coughed up:

1) When you don't see me (German mix)- Sisters of Mercy
2)Breathe- Ministry
3)Don't tread on me- Metallica
4)Blood and Fire- Type-O-Negative
5)Cold Feelings- Social Distortion
6)So in Love- OMD
7)Kiss the Skull- Danzig
9)Spieluhr- Rammstein
10)When we are together- Texas

I have mostly left my so-called goth life far in the past, but "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is still up there in my top ten. It wasn't a song I danced too, though, but rather one I'd listen to in my darkened room, with candles and incense burning, in approved goth style.

Lord, my brain in melting. It should have been "danced to."

"...my brain is..." I think I'll use that fancy preview button...

Bewreathed in deathly gloom? How can you not wanna dance.

I've been listening to THE LOST SOUNDS alot. I think, from reading your blogs for the past few months that you would really like them.


I've been listening to a lot of Erica Smith lately. I especially love her song "31st Avenue" as well as her renditions of "House of the Rising Sun" and "Poor Wayfaring Stranger". Her soft, wistful voice coupled with the mellow acoustic folk style make a nice contretemps to the urban rap I'm forced to hear thumping from other cars in traffic while I'm on the road all day.

Who is Art Alexis? Was he in the same band as Craig Montanna?

It's Art Alexakis, but I believe Michele's sentiment toward him is shared by quite a few other folks.

I'm not quite as hostile toward Everclear as Michele, since I do like some of their other recordings, but I have to say that having seen them twice (once early in their career and once much later), they are the WORST live band I have EVER encountered in my life. It's not even close. I think it must be intentional, for a band's live show to be that awful. But whatever the reason, I have absolutely no desire to ever see them again...