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Random Lyrics Thursday

I'm Not Like Everybody Else by The Kinks (although i like the Camper Van cover better...)

I won't take all that they hand me down,
And make out a smile, though I wear a frown,
And I won't take it all lying down,
cause once I get started I go to town.

cause I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

And I don't want to ball about like everybody else,
And I don't want to live my life like everybody else,
And I won't say that I feel fine like everybody else,
cause I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

But darling, you know that I love you true,
Do anything that you want me to,
Confess all my sins like you want me to,
There's one thing that I will say to you,
I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else
And I don't want to ball about like everybody else,
And I don't want to live my life like everybody else,
And I won't say that I feel fine like everybody else,
cause Im not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

Like everybody else,
Like everybody else,
Like everybody else,
Like everybody else.

If you all want me to settle down,
Slow up and stop all my running round,
Do everything like you want me to,
Theres one thing that I will say to you,
I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

I'm not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.
And I don't want to ball about like everybody else,
And I don't want to live my life like everybody else,
And I won't say that I feel fine like everybody else,
cause Im not like everybody else,
I'm not like everybody else.

Like everybody else (like everybody else),
Like everybody else (like everybody else),
Like everybody else (like everybody else),
Like everybody else.


By fnord12 | May 31, 2007, 9:39 AM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



Random Lyrics Thursday

The Logical Song by Supertramp

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.

But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible,
logical
responsible
practical.

And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
clinical
intellectual
cynical.

There are times when all the worlds asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or theyll be calling you a radical,
liberal
fanatical
criminal.

Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're
acceptable
respectable
presentable
a vegetable.


By fnord12 | May 24, 2007, 9:15 AM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



What do your stars mean?

Ideally, the iPod's random feature would take a look at ratings and play songs with 5 stars more frequently and stars with 1 star almost never. Since they don't do that, it seems most people have redefined the meanings of the stars. Here's what mine mean:

  •     * - This song sucks. Get it off my iPod and out of my library.
  •    ** - Needs attention: it's missing album art, it has a long gap at the end that needs to be removed, etc.
  •   *** - An average song that i don't need on the iPod but still want to keep in the library. Used when i had space considerations. Now that i'm currently rocking with 80gigs, this one doesn't get used.
  •  **** - This is a good band and i need to get more of them.
  • ***** - This song has a good part or an interesting approach that i would like to use (i.e., "steal") for one of my own songs

How about you?


By fnord12 | May 18, 2007, 12:57 PM | Music | Comments (3)| Link



Frodo To Play Iggy

Elijah Wood's been picked to play Iggy Pop in a biographical film The Passenger. It's supposed to chronicle the early years with the Stooges. This site has side-by-side headshots of Iggy Pop and Elijah Wood for likeness comparisons.

I figure Wood's got the stoned out look perfected after all his practice on LOTR.


By min | May 18, 2007, 9:38 AM | Movies & Music | Comments (0)| Link



Random Lyrics Thursday

Please Forgive Us by the 10,000 Maniacs

Mercy, mercy, why didnt we hear it?
Mercy, mercy, why did we read it buried on the last page of our morning papers?
The plan was drafted, drafted in secret.
Gunboats met the red tide, driven to the rum trade for the army that they created.
But the bullets were bought by us, it was dollars that paid them.

Please forgive us, we dont know what was done in our name.
Therell be more trials like this in mercenary heydays.
When theyre so apt to wrap themselves up in the stripes and stars
And find that they are able to call themselves heroes
And to justify murder by their fighters for freedom.

Please forgive us, we dont know what was done.
Please forgive us, we didnt know.
Could you ever forgive us?
I dont know how you could.
I know this is no consolation.

Please forgive us, we didnt know.
Could you ever believe that we didnt know?
Please forgive us, we didnt know.
I wouldnt blame you if you never could, and you never will.


By fnord12 | May 17, 2007, 9:25 AM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



SuperMario trilogy

Also via Mike (who needs to step away from the YouTube), here are three different people doing incredible things with the Super Mario theme:


By fnord12 | May 14, 2007, 11:09 AM | Music & Video Games | Comments (0)| Link



Stop motion song

Also in the stop-motion theme, here's a guy that doesn't know how to play drums or piano, but he recorded himself hitting a bunch of drums and notes and then put it all together in an order that makes a song. Jerk. When i was in high school, all i wanted was a four-track and a drum machine. Nowadays these kids with their fancy schmancy technology can do anything they want. (SuperMegaCredit to Mike again).


By fnord12 | May 14, 2007, 11:06 AM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



Random Lyrics Thursday

Chapter 24 by Pink Floyd

All movement is accomplished in six stages,
and the seventh brings return.
The seven is the number of the young light.
It forms when darkness is increased by one.

Change return success.
Going and coming without error.
Action brings good fortune...
Sunset.

The time is with the month of winter solstice,
when the change is due to come.
Thunder in the Earth, the course of Heaven.
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all.

Change return success.
Going and coming without error.
Action brings good fortune...
Sunset.
Sunrise.

All movement is accomplished in six stages,
and the seventh brings return.
The seven is the number of the young light.
It forms when darkness is increased by one.

Change return success.
Going and coming without error.
Action brings good fortune...
Sunset.
Sunrise.


By fnord12 | May 10, 2007, 9:33 AM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



And i've got 3,000 dust collectors in the garage

link:

New "pawn shop" laws are springing up across the United States that will make selling your used CDs at the local record shop something akin to getting arrested. No, you won't spend any time in jail, but you'll certainly feel like a criminal once the local record shop makes copies of all of your identifying information and even collects your fingerprints.
...

Why this trend, and why now? It's difficult to say, but to be sure, there is no love lost between retailers who sell used CDs and the music industry. The Federal Trade Commission has scrutinized the music industry for putting unfair pressures on retailers who sell used CDs, following a long battle between the music industry and retailers in the mid 90s. The music industry dislikes used CD sales because they don't get a cut of subsequent sales after the first. Now, via the specter of piracy, new legislation is cropping up that will make it even less desirable to sell second-hand goods. Can laws targeting used DVDs be far behind?

The music industry has never been a big fan of the Doctrine of First Sale, and the rise of digital music sales will only exacerbate the tension between consumers who believe that they "own" what they pay for, and the music industry. As more and more content-oriented goods transition to digital formats that are distributed free of physical formats, this issue is going to get tricky because it will be harder to spot the counterfeits from the authentic products, and consumers will still expect to exercise robust rights with the content that they've paid for with their hard-earned cash.


By fnord12 | May 9, 2007, 2:13 PM | Music | Comments (2)| Link



Goodbye to the cassette mix

link:

It's not like when your mates would sit in their bedrooms and press play and record to make a compilation, just to educate you in the songs they felt you needed to be educated in. It was in many ways a bond between guys at school with the time and effort it took to make a tape, taking tapes in and out. Each tape was a testament to how much that friend loved you.

By fnord12 | May 9, 2007, 2:07 PM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



Random Lyrics Thursday

Bus to Beelzebub by Soul Coughing

Get on to the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Get on to the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub a dub

Your words burn the air
Like the names of candy bars
Your mouth is cold and red
All in rings around your
Laugh laughing laughs

It's a grind grind
It's a grind
It's a grind grind

I'll scratch you raw
L'etat c'est moi
I drink the drink
And I'm wall to wall
I absorb trust like a love rhombus
I feel I must elucidate
I ate the chump with guile
Quadrilateral I was
Now I warp like a smile

Yellow no. 5
Yellow no. 5, 5, 5

Voulez-vous the bus?


By fnord12 | May 3, 2007, 8:46 AM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



Xanadu On Broadway

This idea is so bad, it's awesome. It's jazz hands!!!

Greek Muses and rollerskates. You'd think with a combination like that, you couldn't possibly go wrong. Oh, how mistaken you are. The movie was terrible. They say this musical version will be tongue-in-cheek, but i don't see how that could make it measurably better.


By min | May 1, 2007, 1:06 PM | Movies & Music | Comments (1)| Link



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