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A Blue Perspective: Musical baton

Musical baton
17 May 2005

You know the great thing about a meme? It saves you from having to actually think up an idea to write about. So thanks to Hans Hyttinen for passing me the musical baton ...

Total volume of music files on my computer:

10.1 GB of MP3s, 10MB of Cubase arrangements.

The last CD I bought was:

Jeeze, who buys CDs? The last piece of vinyl I bought was Mannel - Cruel Summer.

Song playing right now:

Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Five songs I listen to a lot/mean a lot to me:

  • Ben Folds Five - Brick: A song that you love at first because its beautiful, then hate because its popular, then love because its beautiful.
  • Hybrid - Finished Symphony: Who said strings and big beats have to be cheesy? The Russian Federal Orchestra hit the dancefloor.
  • LTJ Bukem - Horizons: Where jazz meets drum and bass.
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five: A jazz cliche? Maybe, but that doesn't make it bad.
  • Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name: Sometimes you just gotta rock!

Five people to whom I am passing the baton:

Keeping it an all Aussie geek affair ...

  • Matty McG (I heard the latest IBM robots have in-built music appreciation chips.)
  • David McDonald (I want to know what newlyweds listen to. Jessica Simpson, I bet.)
  • Dez (If only so he can let people know he's alive.)
  • John Allsopp (Who knows what music drives this madness?)
  • Dan Webb (He's an honorary Australian after spending three months in Melbourne.)

Comments

1/12. 18 May 2005 @ 00:24, Charles Martin wrote:

I have to say that I've read about a half dozen of these online and your list is the first one where I recognized at least one of the artists listed.  There is definitely a variety of tastes among developers/designers.

2/12. 19 May 2005 @ 00:47, The Man in Blue wrote:

People love throwing in obscure songs/groups, because that proves they've got cool taste in music :0]

3/12. 19 May 2005 @ 09:54, Ithika wrote:

I feel like I'm some kind of stalker... every time I check my frequently-read list of blogs this meme has appeared somewhere else, and gets passed to another person whose blog I read. It's like watching some kind of web-designer infection spreading around the globe.

4/12. 19 May 2005 @ 15:02, Cam wrote:

I was gutted that I didn't have enough room to include Brick (amongst many others) in my list -- it is one of those really beautiful peices of music... I'd rate it alongside Lamb's Goreki (which did make it).

5/12. 20 May 2005 @ 02:08, coda wrote:

Aye..! "Hybrid - Finished Symphony" got me into Hybrid in a big way. In retrospect it was probably the reason I bought my PS2 and consequently SSX back in the day. ;) You might enjoy Way Out West, via the link above.

6/12. 20 May 2005 @ 02:26, The Man in Blue wrote:

Already got plenty of Way Out West :0]

7/12. 20 May 2005 @ 10:23, John Allsopp wrote:

Duly recieved and passed on.

8/12. 22 May 2005 @ 21:52, Mae West wrote:

Man in blue wrote:
People love throwing in obscure songs/groups, because that proves they've got cool taste in music

What is obscure to you maybe not to another?

Again I say:

Union Jack is one the best trance acts (from 1990 and on)

info

http://www.ivibes.nu/index.php?show=Artist&id=110

9/12. 23 May 2005 @ 20:26, John wrote:

Do you want good music that has the best of two worlds? namely jazz and funk

easy ...

Just listen to anything by

JOHN SCOFIELD

throw that musial baton away

get in your chair

put up the volume

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10/12. 27 May 2005 @ 15:52, I wrote:

Some of those who work forces
Are the same who burn churches.

*UH!

11/12. 30 May 2005 @ 06:16, Trevor Chantilly wrote:

A song that you love at first because its beautiful, then hate because its popular, then love because its beautiful.

Typical dj talk -



12/12. 7 June 2005 @ 03:29, Chet wrote:

Lamb has some awesome smooth toons. Definitely nice work music!

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