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( Jun. 16th, 2010 11:05 pm)
Since I now have a new ipod, that means it is yet again time to interview my ipod!

Another Meme...this ones about random music...

1. Go to your media player/mp3 player and put it all on shuffle.
2. Say the following questions aloud, and after each one press play.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question.

What do you think of me, iPod?
Soilbleed (Obszoen Geschoepf Remix) by Grendel.

This track opens with the sample "I am in a world of shit". So clearly, the OokPod thinks I'm in trouble.

Will I have a happy life?
30 Ghosts IV by Nine Inch Nails.

My life will be filled with ghosts? Or ambient music tracks? I'm not sure that sounds "happy" exactly.

What do my friends really think of me?
The Only One by Abney Park.

My friends think I am the only one? The only one what? The only one who rocks the socks of of the fox? The only one that doesn't know how much I smell? You're a tease, OokPod.

Do people secretly lust after me?
I Cry by Rotersand.

Okay, OokPod, you're just being mean now. Or are you crying because everyone lusts after me, and not you? Don't be sad, OokPod - I think you're sexy.

How can I make myself happy?
Back and Forth by Dr. Steel.

OokPod, you either think that I am very easily amused, or you have a dirty mind.

What should I do with my life?
The Real by Tech Itch w/ Don Davis.

So I shouldn't bury my head in imaginary worlds all the time? That's sound advice, I suppose.

Why must life be so full of pain?
I Am Cow by The Arrogant Worms.

So, I gather that you are an advocate of Veganism, then, OokPod?

How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?
Wicked Dickie.

Well, I think that settles the question of whether or not OokPod has a dirty mind. That or a very unfortunate fashion sense.

Will I ever have children?
Dozen Girls by The Damned.

OokPod, that's pretty unlikley. And that's a lot of kids.

Will I die happy?
Lost by Rotersand.

Don't spoil the final episode! I haven't seen it yet!

Can you give me some advice?
Bionic by Placebo.

Does that mean you think I *should* get Lasik?

What do you think happiness is?
Space Seed [live] by S.P.O.C.K.

Yes, OokPod definitely has a dirty mind.

What's my favorite fetish?

Queen of the Delta by Vernian Process.

OokPod thinks that I am into cross-dressers from New Orleans, I gather? In the final analysis, you and I haven't known each other that long, OokPod. I can see you've got a lot to learn about how we run things around here. But the dirty mind will certainly help.
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( Oct. 19th, 2009 09:32 am)
Playlist Challenge time again;

Ten most depressing songs. Post your own ten here or in your own LJ.

  1. The Swans, "God Damn The Sun"

  2. Rasputina, "A Quitter"

  3. Nine Inch Nails, "Hurt" (Depending on how old you are, Johnny Cash's version may pack a stronger punch)

  4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "The Weeping Song"

  5. Joy Division, "Love will Tear Us Apart"

  6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Song of Joy"

  7. Tom Waits, "And No One Knows I'm Gone"

  8. VNV Nation, "Holding On"

  9. The Smiths, "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"

  10. Leonard Cohen, "Famous Blue Raincoat"

Some day I will get around to writing that post on religious imagery in VNV Nation songs.
Having just spent an hour going through my music looking for meditation music, I figured that it would be time for another edition of playlist challenge!

Rattle off five tracks good for meditation/zoning out.

My picks:

  1. Piece for Solo Flute by Dead Can Dance

  2. Colours of Rain by VNV Nation

  3. Divine Moments of Truth by Shpongle

  4. The Host of Seraphim by Dead Can Dance

  5. Legions (Reverie) by Zoe Keating

I've been less than level-headed lately, so I hope to try out my new 3.8 hour long meditation playlist some time soon. Maybe I'll have a different top five later.
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( Sep. 21st, 2009 10:11 am)
Thanks to some industrial music podcasts (especially Industrial Strength Nightmares), I've found more bands that I want to give money to.

God Module
Manga Drive
Zombie Girl ("Bleeder" is great)
Aesthetic Perfection
And One (if nothing else, to get Military Fashion Show out of my head and onto the ipod)

Valium Era
Experiment Haywire

Additionally, a lot of these bands have EP/albums available for download online. Sadly, most of it is on Myspace.

Straftanz, too.

X-RX, Stage 2
Mordacious, Cybergirl

via TG; Ego Likeness (darkwavey)

There are also new VNV Nation and Rotersand albums that I have to get.

Bands that have made [ profile] neeuqdrazil go "Oh, I like that!":

Bands that have made [ profile] mycrazyhair go "Oh, I like that!":
Mesh, though she's never had to sit though "People Like Me (With This Gun)". Their cover of Assemblage 23's Document was lovely.

On the other hand, some digging, I found that Suicide Commando's very dancable track "Bind, Torture, Kill" is a lot more annoying when you know what the lyrics are. Blah, blah, serial killers are cool, or whatever. That crap was old when Slayer did it. At least do it in German so I can't tell what you're saying and can focus on the dancibility.
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( Sep. 12th, 2009 01:10 pm)
New thing of the indeterminate time period; Playlist Challenge!

Wherein I come up with a theme, and provide ten tracks on that theme. Then you respond with ten of your own on-theme, in my journal, your journal, where ever.

This time on Playlist challenge, the theme is: science fiction. So, ten tracks on the theme of science fiction.

This memish thing is inspired by the WorldCon panel Playlists where four panel members came up with their own ten spec fic tracks and played them with commentary for the audience.

My picks: )
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( Aug. 22nd, 2009 11:11 am)
Lines about fire from genre films;

Roy Batty, Blade Runner "I;ve seen things you people wouldn't believe... attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion"

Funboy, the Crow; "We can get high and watch this whole fucking city burn!"

T-Bird, The Crow; "Lake Erie caught fire once, from all the crap in it. I wish I coulda seen that."

T-Bird's crew, the Crow "Fire it up!"

Top Dollar, The Crow "I want you to light a fire so god damned big the gods will notice us again!"

Tank, The Matrix "Believe it or not, ,you piece of shit, you're still gonna burn!"

Hellboy "I'm fireproof, you're not."

Plus some musical segments;

Nitzer Ebb, Join in the Chant; "Fire, fire!"

Arthur Brown, Fire "I am the god of Hellfire, and I bring you... (fire)"

The Prodigy, Firestarter "I'm the firestarter, twisted firestarter"


Milton Waddams, Office Space "I could set the building on fire. "
and "..and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire... "

Any good lines I missed?

I figure some day I will have time to kill and throw a heavy industrial beat and some bleeps, maybe an oontz or two together, and lay the above lines on top.
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( Aug. 21st, 2009 01:23 am)
Voltaire kicked serious ass! He actually got a Toronto crowd singing and dancing! The singing took a little encouragement, but he got us going.

Tomorrow will hurt.

I hope it will hurt especially for the jackass with big hair who kept moshing inappropriately, and for his friends who kept encouraging him to ram into people who clearly weren't into that sort of thing.
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( Aug. 20th, 2009 08:03 am)
Two days in a row now of waking up around 5 and staying that way. I've been waking up around 5 for a couple weeks, but mostly I've been able to get back to sleep until my alarm goes off at 6. Not this week, apparently. Yesterday I got out of bed at 5:30 and puttered around, ending up leaving at roughly my normal time. Today it was 5:10, and I got myself into work for 7:30, even after stopping at starbucks for a white mocha thingy.

Tonight is Voltaire! I am looking forward to it, but not to how wiped I will be tomorrow. I think if all goes well I will be in need of beer after work tomorrow night. Fionn McCool's has happy hour from 4 until 7 on Fridays... and if all goes according to plan I will be able to hit the gym during the day.

Going back to Voltaire, I still need to decide what to wear tonight. I haven't been able to find my black cravat since Montreal - not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, since I can just make a new one, but I doubt I'll have time to do so tonight.

I feel a strange need to own more pinstriped clothing.
Dear LazyWeb,

Having long since surrendered and moved my music into iTunes, I find myself with several itunes related questions.

  1. iTunes tracks are now DRM-free, which is great. However, I have a number of older tracks that still have DRM on them. Is there an easy way to strip the DRM off the files, or am I going to have to do it the hard way? (convert to mp3, or burn to audio CD and re-rip, etc.)

  2. Is there an easy way to share an iTunes database across machines? I have itunes on my desktop,, where I sync my ipod, but I also want to be able to use the same itunes DB on my laptop, since the laptop outputs to the TV in HD and the desktop does not, and I love having pretty visualizations on the TV, especially while crafting or for parties. It seems like the sort of thing that one ought to be able to do. I know I can just copy the DB files across, but I don't want top have to do that every time I want to listen to music on the laptop. Complicating matters slightly is that the actual music files sit on a third machine, my linux server, acessible to both machines via a mapped drive.

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( Nov. 23rd, 2008 11:30 pm)
Repo: The Genetic Opera was amazing. I don't think I'm allowed to say I hate musicals any more.
Opening band: Black Mountain?
At least 40 years too late to be interesting. Slow, and with more funk than I am
able to properly appreciate. A. Described as "Concrete Blond hearkening back to Led
Zeppelin. Too much wah-wah. "

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Energy! My socks were rocked. We got Red Right Hand,
The Weeping Song, Stagger Lee and a charged Deanna. We didn't get Time Jesum
Transeuntum, which did not surprise me.

Toronto crowds still suck. We are, as a city, afraid that someone cooler than us is
watching, and waiting to laugh at us. We don't dance, barely move, and don't make
much noise.
I have an idea for a mashup - heavy industrial drum machine line, with samples from Arthur Brown's "I Am the God of Hellfire", The Prodigy's "Firestarter", and Nitzer Ebb's "Join in the Chant".

I wonder if I can put together a decent set of drum tracks with freely available drum machine software...
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( Aug. 11th, 2008 04:12 pm)
Voltaire is playing Savage Garden. I love Voltaire! He's never played Toronto before.

That is the night I am seeing Avenue Q with [ profile] neeuqdrazil.

I am sad that I will be missing Voltaire.
I am obsessing over Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. I blame you, internets.
I have a peculiar fixation on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies.

This goes back to steampunk RPG convention game I played in, where my character, a mad inventor, had a cigarette case full of dozens of tiny clockwork killer robot fairies that played Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, slightly out of sync, in a sort of cheap music box sort of tone.

I would love to hear Einsturzende Neubauten doing that song with crashing and banging, old school industrial style. I don't think they will, though.

If any of you ever come across a music box that plays that song, let me know. I wants it.
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( Nov. 2nd, 2007 02:21 am)
Home from the concert. I missed the opening band, Johnny Hollow because of working late and general slackitude at home.

I got to the show just as Abney Park came on, and, as expected, I enjoyed the hell out of them. I got to chat briefly with three of the people from the video shoot, as well as [ profile] zagatto, who was there taking some good looking pictures.

After that, there was a brief fashion show, and then Android Lust. When I first heard of the show, I was planning to go just to see AL - Abney Park became a deciding factor once I knew more about them. AL did not disappoint, and I danced the Gothic Industrial Robot Dance throughout. Much fun was had. Now, I am waiting for caffeine and absinthe to wear off, and ripping all the CDs I bought.

Then, bed.

Mmm, bed.
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( Nov. 1st, 2007 09:00 pm)
Late at work again, got home and tore my closet apart looking for stuff to wear to NeoVictorian Nightmares. Eventually remembered that my "Dicken's coat" is with StB. Couldn't find my favourite vest, either, but I'm certain it's here somewhere. That's what I get for cleaning things up. I want more neo-Victorian / steampunk clothes. Also, I need to get gear for making my own leather accessories. And I need to learn to weld.

Right now, though, I need to finish my soup, get my other boot on and toss back this Czech absinthe, and get my ass out to the show on the off chance that they intend to actually start before ten.

Also, I need to make a steampunk icon.


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