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July 19, 2005

Well everyone else is giving out the answers…

Follow-up to The Ultimate Music Song Lyrics Quiz, Part The Second from The random scribblings of a diseased imagination

1) Title and Registration - Death Cab for Cutie
I was searching for some legal document
As the rain beat down on the hood
When i stumbled upon pictures i tried to forget

2) No Leaf Clover - Metallica
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

3) Engine Driver - The Decemberists
And I am a writer, writer of fictions
I am the heart that you call home
And I've written pages upon pages
Trying to rid you from my bones

4) These Days - Powderfinger
Itís coming round again
The slowly creeping hand
Of time and itís command

5) Perfect Memory - Remy Zero
So you're back on those treasured days
We were young in a world that was so tired

6) Winter - Joshua Radin
I could have lost myself
In rough blue waters in your eyes,
And I miss you still

7) Girl's Not Grey - A.F.I.
What follows me as the whitest lace of light,
Will swallow whole, just begs to be imbrued?
What follows has led me to this place where I belong with all the erased.

8) Shape of my Heart - Sting
He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance

9) Come Around - Rhett Miller
I'm dressed all in blue and I'm remembering you
And the dress you wore when you broke my heart

10) Spin - Lifehouse
Everything I know has let me down
So I will just let go
Let you turn me inside out
Cause i know i'm not sure
About anything at all but you wouldn't have it any other way

11) The Everglow - Mae
Make a wish or just take charge.
The moment comes get lost and go far.
I think that we've got what it takes, to get this heart start beating again.
So take it all the way.

12) Brace Yourself - Howie Day
So you think
You can hold the world up by a string
With all that you have

13) Motorcycle Emptiness - Manics
From feudal serf to spender
This wonderful world of purchase power
Just like lungs sucking on air
Survival's natural as sorrow, sorrow, sorrow

14) Konstantine - Something Coporate
This is because I can spell confusion with a 'K', and I can like it
It's to dying in anothers armsand why I had to try it
It's to Jimmy Eat World and those nights in my car
When the first star you see may not be a star

15) Blue Eyes - Cary Brothers
Fess it up, dot on the palm of your hand
I can help you to stand
Saved it up for this dance
Tell me all the things you can

16) Someone - Tammany Hall
And some may run
And some know fear
And some wade in a while and let the murky waters clear
And some just smile

17) Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning) - Vertical Horizon
And it may take some time to
Patch me up inside
But I can't take it so I
Run away and hide

18) Angeles - Elliot Smith
Picking up the ticket shows thereís money to be made
Go on and lose the gamble thatís the history of the trade
You add up all the cards left to play

19) Century After Century - Idlewild
I didn't hear cheerleading for creative writers
And your cheekbones don't taste of anything at all
It's on it's way out, it's just an easier way to stay

20) Omaha - Counting Crows
Start threading the needle
Brush past the shuttle that slides through the cold room
Start turning the wool across the wire
Roll the new life over

I guess I was just too obscure for everyone.


July 05, 2005

The Ultimate Music Song Lyrics Quiz, Part The Second

So I was also bored, and decided to nick this before anyone else did. I'm doing mainly to see if anyone is actually reading this anymore, and also to see who has similar tastes in music to me.
Some of these are rather obscure so I will be impressed with anyone getting them, particularly…1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 12 and 16. Erm yeh. Have fun :-)

1)
I was searching for some legal document
As the rain beat down on the hood
When i stumbled upon pictures i tried to forget

2) Guessed by Melissa Green
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

3)
And I am a writer, writer of fictions
I am the heart that you call home
And I've written pages upon pages
Trying to rid you from my bones

4)
Itís coming round again
The slowly creeping hand
Of time and itís command

5) Guessed by Melissa Green
So you're back on those treasured days
We were young in a world that was so tired

6) Guessed by Mathew Mannion
I could have lost myself
In rough blue waters in your eyes,
And I miss you still

7)
What follows me as the whitest lace of light,
Will swallow whole, just begs to be imbrued?
What follows has led me to this place where I belong with all the erased.

8) Guessed by Chris May
He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance

9) Half guessed by Elizabeth Jenner - Someone get the title!
I'm dressed all in blue and I'm remembering you
And the dress you wore when you broke my heart

10)
Everything I know has let me down
So I will just let go
Let you turn me inside out
Cause i know i'm not sure
About anything at all but you wouldn't have it any other way

11)
Make a wish or just take charge.
The moment comes get lost and go far.
I think that we've got what it takes, to get this heart start beating again.
So take it all the way.

12)
So you think
You can hold the world up by a string
With all that you have

13) Guessed by Chris May
From feudal serf to spender
This wonderful world of purchase power
Just like lungs sucking on air
Survival's natural as sorrow, sorrow, sorrow

14) Guessed by Andrew McFarland
This is because I can spell confusion with a 'K', and I can like it
It's to dying in anothers armsand why I had to try it
It's to Jimmy Eat World and those nights in my car
When the first star you see may not be a star

15)
Fess it up, dot on the palm of your hand
I can help you to stand
Saved it up for this dance
Tell me all the things you can

16)
And some may run
And some know fear
And some wade in a while and let the murky waters clear
And some just smile

17)
And it may take some time to
Patch me up inside
But I can't take it so I
Run away and hide

18)
Picking up the ticket shows thereís money to be made
Go on and lose the gamble thatís the history of the trade
You add up all the cards left to play

19) Guessed by Elizabeth Jenner
I didn't hear cheerleading for creative writers
And your cheekbones don't taste of anything at all
It's on it's way out, it's just an easier way to stay

20)
Start threading the needle
Brush past the shuttle that slides through the cold room
Start turning the wool across the wire
Roll the new life over


June 25, 2005

Soundtrack to Warwick

Inspired by Dan, I am going to attempt to list the songs I feel have most encapsulated these last three years. Explanations will be provided where possible, and please note that the year may not always correspond to the existance of a track at that time.

Year 1:

  • New Frontier – Counting Crows
  • New Slang – The Shins
  • Oxygen – JJ72 - Fresher's Ball
  • The Loner – Gary Moore
  • Winter – Joshua Radin. Grandfather's death. Association via the ever-awesome Scrubs.
  • Tears in the Rain – Joe Satriani
  • Don't Panic – Coldplay
  • I Understand It – Idlewild. Getting a 1st.

Year 2:

  • Disconnected – Idlewild. No internet in term 1.
  • This Is The Place – Red Hot Chili Peppers. Started to realise how much I liked Warwick.
  • Globes and Maps – Something Corporate
  • Konstantine – Something Corporate. Just two great songs I listened to a lot.
  • Up All Night – Counting Crows. The only allnighter of my entire degree, on the deadline of the Software Engineering project.
  • The Bronze Medal – Idlewild
  • Summer Song – Tammany Hall

Year 3:

  • Miracle – Vertical Horizon. Required to get a 1st.
  • Honestly – Cary Brothers
  • The Metre – Powderfinger
  • Fine – Tammany Hall. Recovering from a bit of depression.
  • I'm Not Afraid – Remy Zero
  • As If I Hadn't Slept – Idlewild. Sleep deprivation in term 2.
  • Wanderlust – Nightwish. The urge to explore campus before having to leave it.
  • Breakdown – Mae. Waiting for the final results.
  • The Scientist – Coldplay. Supposedly.
  • Good Riddance (Time of your life) – Green Day. See Dan's reasons.
  • See You Soon – Coldplay. Hopefully.

All Three Years:

  • Simon – Lifehouse

May 15, 2005

Stealing another good idea

Writing about Musical meme from Syncspeed

Total volume of music files on my computer
According to Musicmatch (which I agree, is ace) I have 1314 tracks, with a total time of 94 hours, 6 minutes (6.76GB). This is a lie however. I actually have 2014 tracks (9.35GB), but I haven't got round to correctly tagging and adding the remaining 700 to its library.

The last CD I bought was
Le Bleu – Justin King, a beautiful piece of acoustic guitar genius.

Song playing right now
She Says – Howie Day

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me
There's much more than 5, and these particular 5 aren't representative of the whole particularly. Others include Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World, New Slang - The Shins, I'm Not Afraid - Remy Zero, The Metre - Powderfinger, My Immortal - Evanescence, Too Long Awake – Idlewild…the list is long and now I'm just cheating the principle of "five".

Ready and Waiting to Fall - Mae This really could have been any song from the fantastic album – The Everglow. I picked this over the others because it has certain lyrics which just carry me away.
Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning) - Vertical Horizon Memories of Israel Tour in 2000. Jeez was it so long ago? When I think about it it seems like yesterday. I was listening to this song when as we arrived at the Dead Sea. Happier, more carefree times.
Globes and Maps - Something Corporate One of those songs which triggers introspection. Those quiet moments where I just shut out the world and sink deeply into the music, as if nothing else matters. "I write a letter from a one way train but I don't think you'll read it at all"...
Winter - Joshua Radin I first encountered this on an episode of Scrubs, during a funeral. Since then I've associated it with death to a certain extent, but I love it because of its tender beauty.
Summer Song - Tammany Hall Another band from Scrubs, and for once an upbeat song. It's bouncy and optimistic and reminds me of days like today, even in the depth of a dreary London winter.

The five people I'm passing the baton onto
Erm…Alan and Rachel seeing as they're the ones most likely to read this, and whoever else wants it.


March 05, 2005

Mangling the English Language

anthemesque
adj.

  1. Like an anthem.
  2. An uplifting piece of popular/rock music, eg. Paradise City by Guns N' Roses, Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis, or anything from the latest Idlewild album: Warnings/Promises.

February 06, 2005

Music that sounds like other music

Does anyone else notice things like this? The way certain riffs or chord progressions sound very similar to each other…I'll give you some examples:

Mr. Brightside by The Killers sounds like Lyric by Zwan
Hindu Times by Oasis sounds like Same Size Feet by Stereophonics
Belong by Remy Zero sounds like She's a Star by James
Gone to the Movies by Semisonic sounds like High and Dry by Radiohead

Go on, listen to them. I think you'll find I'm not wrong.

This has all been leading up to a question I was hoping someone could help me with. Three tracks in particular have been bugging me for a while, because they sound like something else but I can't put my finger on what it is. They are:
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine by The Killers,
Come with me (the harmonica intro only) by Zwan and
The Bends by Radiohead (the intro sounds like something the Stereophonics did but I can't work out what)

Any suggestions?

[Edit: OMGOMG How is it that the intro to Don't Look back in Anger can sound just like Imagine and I never noticed before just now?]

[New Edit: Oasis again - Cigarettes and Alcohol sounds suspiciously like Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi]


January 28, 2005

The most awesome lyrics in the world?

Writing about web page http://www.glassrecords.com/glassrecords.html

Fine by Tammany Hall NYC

Got my eyes
To watch the world
As I see it and maybe to realise
Its in colour
Not just black and white

Got my feet
To hold me up so
I can't come falling down
And crawl
On the cold street

Same old eyes
That used to watch you
Awake in covers and sleepless nights
I would watch
Until sunrise

That's when I'd say
We should go away
And sit where the oceans crash into sand
Don't you understand
Between you and me
Nothing is better than your company

Got my arms
I'm better at holding
Data onto what's mine
I won't let go

Got my heart
Which beats and beats and beats and beats
Until it is beaten and then
Won't beat again

That's when you'd say
I should go away
And sit where the oceans crash into sand
Don't you understand
Between you and me
Something inside just feels empty

Got my heart
And in time I think for
Christ's sake woman lets start
To heal

Got my soul
But I'd trade it with my eyes my arms my hands, everything
Just to give control
Give control and feel
Something

That's when I'd say
I should go away
And sit where the oceans crash into sand
Don't you understand
Between you and me
I still love you endlessly

You were just an image in my mind
That lasts a second
For a lifetime
How am I supposed to try and tell you
I'm feeling fine
I'm fine
I'm fine
I'm fine
I'm fine


January 13, 2005

New Levels of Awesome

Writing about web page http://www.justinking.com/

Just (re)discovered this guy. A friend of mine gave me a couple of his videos a couple of years back, and I just got round to checking some more of his stuff out.

I particularly direct your attention to the Videos section. If you appreciate acoustic guitar music, this is REALLY for you.
In fact, I have just bought his solo album, at the princely sum of $17 (about £9.50) including postage from the USA.


December 22, 2004

Top 10 Music

These are my favourite tracks of the year. Bear in mind that most of them probably weren't released this year, just discovered by myself for the first time. (This is limited to one song per band, because I'm like that…)

  1. Winter - Joshua Radin
  2. First Night - Tammany Hall
  3. Konstantine - Something Corporate
  4. The Metre - Powderfinger
  5. Come Around - Rhett Miller
  6. Gold In Them Hills – Coldplay
  7. Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World
  8. Move On - Jet
  9. New Slang - The Shins
  10. Glorious Day - Embrace

Hopefully those links all work. Being on dialup I am disinclined to test them all right now. Shout at me if some of them are broken (or, even better, do the leg-work yourself).

[Edit: No, Amazon doesn't seem to like doing direct links like that. You'll have to scroll and find the track for those links. Shock, horror]

[Edit 2: Or you could copy the shortcut and paste it into a new browser. That seems to work :-S]

Also, here are my favourite albums I discovered this year:

  1. Back in the Bottle – Tammany Hall
  2. Bleed American – Jimmy Eat World
  3. North – Something Corporate
  4. Touch Wood – Antonio Forcione
  5. Odyssey #5 – Powderfinger
  6. Out of Nothing – Embrace
  7. The Instigator – Rhett Miller
  8. Oh, Inverted World – The Shins
  9. A Rush of B-Sides to the Head – Coldplay
  10. Steve O – Steve O'Reilly (Tammany Hall)

The actual number of tracks by Tammany Hall that I really like is HUGE, and I would be happy to give recommendations if anyone bothers to read this and respond. While most of Back in the Bottle is available to download from their own website, I still bought it, as they are a very good, unknown band, and because it was only about $12 including postage from the US. ;-)
(By the way, I came across Joshua Radin, Tammany Hall and Rhett Miller while watching that most awesome of TV shows, Scrubs.)


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