Posts Tagged ‘new’

Songs about Sex (or not)

March 26, 2015

1.Rumour Has It-Adele
2.Get Lucky-Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
3.R U Mine?-Arctic Monkeys
4.She Drives Me Crazy-Fine Young Cannibals
5.Howlin’ for You-The Black Keys
6.We Looked Like Giants-Death Cab For Cutie
7.You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
8.Boom-Flight of the Conchords
9.Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?-The Beatles
10.Let’s Spend The Night Together-David Bowie
11.Rebel Yell-Billy Idol
12.What Would You Do-Bastille
13.Come Together-The Beatles
14.Love Removal Machine-The Cult
15.Tyrant-The Bravery
16.Exquisite Corpse-Hedwig And The Angry Inch
17.Enjoy the Silence-Depeche Mode
18.Locked Out of Heaven-Bruno Mars
19.If U Seek Amy-Britney Spears
20.Latch (feat. Sam Smith)-Disclosure

New Music!!

August 22, 2014

So I started a bancamp page using the band name: Darth Brooks, loved the punnyness and all, but turns out I wasn’t the first, and although it didn’t seem to matter, I decided to make a change, and go with my backup name for the time being: Naturally Occurring Sheep. But anyways, long story short, you can now stream, and even buy my music without getting off of your ass. Soul Windows was very fun in process, and I’m very satisfied with our current end result. And for 50 cents how can one go wrong?

Let me know what you think, and if you love it, just get yourself a copy that you can bring everywhere. ūüôā

https://darthbrooks2.bandcamp.com/track/soul-windows

Playlisting: Ashes To Ashes

June 22, 2014

1. Ashes To Ashes- David Bowie

2. Believer- American Authors

3. A Taste of Honey- The Beatles

4. Bigger Than Love- Benjamin Gibbard

5. Crank- Catherine Wheel

6. All Or Nothing- Dirty Vegas

7. For What Reason- Death Cab For Cutie

8. Relax, Take It Easy- Mika

9. Go To Sleep- Radiohead

10. Speeches- Walk Off The Earth

11. Caring Is Creepy- The Shins

12. Sex and Candy- Marcy Playground

13. Slow Hands- Interpol

14. Cactus- David Bowie

15. Funky Days Are Back Again- Cornershop

16. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

17. Skulls- Bastille

18. Blue Jean- David Bowie

19. Late- Ben Folds

First Summer Playlist

June 3, 2014

1. These Streets- Bastille
2. R.E.V.O- Walk Off The Earth
3. Dance Hall- Modest Mouse
4. Gotta Get Away- The Black Keys
5. Laredo- Band of Horses
6.Love Runs Out- OneRepublic
7. On Melancholy Hill- Gorillaz
8. Paper Thin Walls- Modest Mouse
9. Oblivion- Bastille
10. Counting Stars(OneRepublic cover)- Christina Grimmie
11. I Came As A Rat- Modest Mouse
12. Bullet In The Brain- The Black Keys
13. Sometimes- Walk Off The Earth
14. Icarus- Bastille
15. Can’t Stop- OneRepublic
16. Flawless- The Neighbourhood
17. Speeches- Walk Off The Earth
18. Float On- Modest Mouse
19. Somebody That I Used to Know(Gotye cover)- Walk Off The Earth
20. Fever- The Black Keys

Playlist for Easter Weekend

April 19, 2014

1. Feeling Good- Nina Simone

2. ¬†What I’m Fighting For- Matisyahu

3. Crossroads- John Mayer

4. Come Away to The Water- Maroon 5 feat. Rozzi Crane

5. Sweet Soul Sister- The Cult

6. One Engine- The Decemberists

7. Save Me- Muse

8. Kick Drum Heart- The Avett Bros.

9. So Here We Are- Bloc Party

10. Silver and Gold- U2

11. Runnin’ Blues- Color of Mind

12. A Punch Up At A Wedding- Radiohead

13. Crucify- Tori Amos

14. Run Daddy Run- Pistol Annies

15. If I- Flobots

16. Lightning Crashes- Live

17. Don’t Leave My Mind- Azure Ray

18. Fizzy Love- Catherine Wheel

19. Such Great Heights- The Postal Service

In the storm of ideas..

December 13, 2013

Four years ago I started this blog, four years ago, the end of college, and the possibilities of the world at large sparked a frenzy in me, and a desire to spread my voice, and the light which I try to bring with it through the world. The power to change, to create my own path, to struggle against adversity, and always root for the underdog, a passion brought about by my birth in a pre-Winter blizzard, reflecting upon my dual nature, my fire and ice. That’s what it means to be the snowchild. Four years ago this week, I turned 23, four years ago this week, one of the most important people in my life embarked on his next journey, into that which Hamlet describes as “that undiscovered country.” My grandfather had a profound influence on my life and my discovery of self. The self I found was like him yet wholly unlike him. He understood me better than any other, whether or not he always saw eye to eye on things that I did, or thoughts that I thought, but he knew me plain. The way very few others have known me. My promise to myself in the post-collegiate world, was the same promise I made to me. I would live fuller, feel greater, and fight for my place in the world that would truly make me feel truly myself. I have not given up on this dream and what’s more, I will truly make it my cause this time around, to really turn things to the way I want them to be within a matter of the next few months. This journey began here, and returning to this spot as it does once a year, it will set out from the initial point of origin once more. I can only wonder what surprises are in store upon this road, diversions, new interests, distractions, all contribute equally to the experience of life, so embrace it all.

The Format War

November 27, 2013

If a format war broke out at this moment, would people take to the streets with their turntables, their ipods and their ghetto blasters, wielding them like weapons, against those who favored a format other than their favorite? ¬†Probably not, people like their music to much to hurt their audio devices, but it’s still an amusing picture to think about. ¬†I thought on the onset of the digital age, that we were in the midst of a format war, with the seeming end to casette tapes, the rise in vinyl sales and production, and digital files up the wazoo, or whatever you want to call it. ¬†But anymore, I think people ¬†will always have their own preferences. And yes CD’s seem ultimately bound to fade into the mist, but I don’t see it happening too soon. ¬†I love my vinyl and my CD’s as much as my digital music library. ¬†And in the case of a physical library, it still is important in that computers can fail and cause you to lose all your well earned ¬†eargasms. ¬†But all the same, I would say in this day and age, while vinyl is still typically superior sound-quality wise and fits better on your shelf than most physical formats, and can be acquired in mass quantities at really decent price in your local independent record store, I rely on my mp3s and my CD’s to come on the road with me. ¬†And in this way, it has come to my attention that maybe the format war is a big lie. ¬†Vinyl that gets crackly with age sounds so amazing to me, and it’s like going back in time, it’s like a listening wormhole or something. ¬†Music is life! ¬† ¬†

My most recent vinyl acquisition: ¬†Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde

Let’s say I’m a real happy music freak at finding this for 4 bucks!

The Path of Newness

March 11, 2013

So this past week I did get to try new things as I said I would be trying to do more frequentlly. I finished reading Huey P. Newton’s amazing autobiography, “Revolutionary Suicide,” following in the wake of my re-reading Malcolm X. It’s a logical progression seeing how Newton and Bobby Seale were very influenced by many of Malcolm’s ideas when forming the Black Panthers.
I started reading a new book, “SEED,” by Bob Zeigler, an interesting Scifi book that I don’t know what to make of. I also started playing and within a couple days, beat the game, Lollipop Chainsaw, from the messed up mind of Game creator Suda 51, maker of No More Heroes. He’s like the Japanese video game designer answer to Tarantino. It’s a game laced with over the top zombie mayhem and an equal dose of hilarity and strangeness. Music wise, I am .getting more into bands that were around in my lifetime but that I missed in their heyday, like Sunny Day Real Estate.

And finally, on the food front, I am trying to get as little meat into my diet as possibly and so far it’s actually working out okay with me still fitting in required nutrients that don’t only come from meat. Tofu salad, yum! And I’m branching out into the land of fish, but need help figuring out what I might like, or what would be better to eat to ease my taste palate into the game as it were.

Crisis in Infinite Walmarts….

January 7, 2012

Apparently it didn’t save my draft of my in progress 2011 movie list. Said list was also delayed on account of me becoming sick in the new year, and who knows if it will actually appear, for I think it is time to hit this year running. ¬†All I can say is this: ¬†Go see the David Fincher version of ¬†Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.¬† It is equal parts nerve-wracking, heartbreaking, astonishing, outrage-inducing, and world changing. ¬†I also do not claim either film version is better than the other, so do yourself a favor and see both, because both are worth your equal consideration.

It is interesting to note how different people react when a crisis occurs. ¬†Our true natures are laid bare for all to see, our game faces stripped away like the polystyrene disguise of a Scooby Doo villain. ¬†Take yesterday at work for example: not present here were the far flung plots to snag some obscure treasure, no meddling kids, talking dogs or brightly colored vans. ¬†But what we did have, was an old and severely confused woman in distress. ¬†She said that she wasn’t feeling good, but she couldn’t express herself to explain just what was wrong, and seemed to be almost frozen in place. The cashier on the register next to mine promptly called the supervisor, who delivered a chair to try and get the woman to sit down. ¬†And immediately after, a number of managers and other such types came to see what was wrong and to assist. ¬†It seemed that the woman had trouble breathing, and after figuring out what was wrong as best as they could they called the EMTs. ¬†So in this instance, I saw managers and people who usually wear a guise of indifference or make themselves difficult to approach, just plain and simple, being kind and compassionate human beings, and not just doing something because it was part of their job. So it goes to show you can never judge by surfaces. That of course goes both ways. ¬†My supervisor chose at that moment to have me take my break, since there were surely enough people helping. ¬† Out in the dingy Walmart break room, I found people who usually seem so dignified and calmly respectful, making fun of what was being said over the radio while this woman was being helped, laughing at this poor woman’s misfortune, and I just wanted to know for the life of me just what was so funny. ¬†It’s like once the new year hits, people are back to their old tricks and too few of the treats to go with them. ¬†Why is this? ¬†It is up to those of us who dream awake, to combat injustice at every turn, and help keep this world a good place for all to live. ¬†It doesn’t matter how much or how little you do. Simply striving to do good, you make this world a better place.

11 Songs To Play LOUDLY!!!!!

January 31, 2011

1.Helter Skelter- The Beatles:Without question, a song to play loudly.¬† If you play it quietly, what use is Paul’s screaming to any listeners?

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rC3l3niTaE

2.Comfort Eagle-Cake: A song that seems loud on any volume, if that makes any sense.  Especially good for blasting in a car.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p99a6K81zqM

3.One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces- Ben Folds Five:¬† It’s for blasting on one of those days when you just dont wanna have anything to do with other people’s shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwFBshjGe8I

4.Shout-Tears For Fears: I know you’ve heard enough about this song from me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7-EaF9628M

5.Drumming Song-Florence & The Machine: The passion, and the energy, and the head-filling,explosions of sound, “the drumming noise inside my head,” make this worthy of very very loud play!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpLXQorSQe8

6.Metric-Sick Muse: “Everybody, everybody just wanna fall in love, everybody everybody just want to play the lead.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEz8N8AT-yo

7.Stockholm Synrdome-Muse:  This song brings the metal withotu  sacrificing the beauteous soaring vocals and lovely musical arrangements Matt Bellamy and crew are known for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXN9acC9edU

8.Song 2-Blur: Pure and noisy fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlAHZURxRjY

9.20th century boy- T REX: It’s pretty straightforward, and rock through and through, so always grounds for loud playing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB6WZu8IAZg

10.Come Down- the Pillows:¬† This song is enough proof to explain why they are one of my favorite Japanese bands, but don’t believe watch yourself some Fooly Cooly or listen to more of their music, also featured in the anime Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9HNJt6mlpc

11.Everlong-Foo Fighters: Let’s just hope the new album, coming out later this year, is a return to form as Dave has promised us.¬† It should be even better than the classic album this song is off of, for it features Dave’s first time playing with Krist Novoselic since Nirvana’s end, not to mention a reunion with the producer of Nevermind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBG7P-K-r1Y

Now dear readers, I propose a challenge to anyone willing to participate:  Sound off on my theme, are these songs worthy to be played louder than loud?  If not, or even if so, give me some of your picks for songs that necessitate being played at ungodly volumes.

Peace.