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The Mountain Goats - No Children
In my life, I hope I lie,
and tell everyone you were a good wife.
And I hope you die,
I hope we both die.

Etta James - At Last
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
It's gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
Its gonna take patience and time, ummm
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it,
To do it right child

Lila Downs - Tengo Miedo de Quererte
Tengo miedo de quererte
por la distancia que veo en tus ojos
Estás tan cerca de mi en todo momento,
que ya no siento mi corazón

Bulgarian State Television Female Choir - Vurba (Willow)
Vurba ima, vurba nyama,
(There's a willow, there's no willow)
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nada surf: blonde on blonde

cats and dogs are coming down
14th street is gonna drown
everyone else rushing round
i’ve got blonde on blonde
on my portable stereo
it’s a lullaby
from a giant golden radio
i’ve got no time i wanna lose
to people with something to prove
what can you do but let them talk
and make your way down the block
i’ve got blonde on blonde
on my portable stereo
it’s a lullaby
from a giant golden radio
it’s a lullaby
from wonder-woman’s radio

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When I find that man

I'm gonna knock him down

I'm gonna take him by the balls

and drag him all the way back to town
- 'Ya Ya Ya (Looking for My Baby)'
The voices are telling me to feel:
complacent complacent
All I can hear over the screaming in my mind is:
Bob Dylan: "Hallelujah"
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The voices are telling me to feel:
quixotic quixotic
All I can hear over the screaming in my mind is:
Smashing Pumpkins: "You're All I've Got Tonight"
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Here is a sample of one of my favourite bands. I love Chan Marshall even more than Jenny Lewis and I want to hold her.

Chan Marshall stops time. She sits at a piano or lays her guitar across her lap, and whether it’s a noisy club overflowing with drunks or a coffee house full of laptoppers, Chan Marshall draws all the attention in the room and makes the world stop spinning. As Cat Power, Marshall’s music seems to rise from nowhere, envelop the room, then vanish; listeners know they’ve been hit by something but they’re not sure what.
-suprisingly wanky review from Matador

Cat Power: Wonderwall
Backbeat the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now

This is intriguing, and makes me want to weep more than PostSecret.

Cat Power: I Found A Reason
Oh I do believe
In all the things you say
What comes is better than what came before

And you'd better come come, come come to me
Better come come, come come to me
Better run, run run, run run to me
Better come

This is a Velvet Underground cover, and is beautiful.

Cat Power: The Greatest
Melt me down
into big black armour
Leave no trace
Of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
Lower me down
Secure the grounds
For the later parade

This is not, but is still beautiful and classic.

And finally, Cat Power: Keep On Runnin'
When will you do what you say you’ll do?
How could you really do it?
Why you keep on running?
Baby settle down
Why you keep on running?
You'll lose your home
Why you keep on running?
Baby settle down
Why you keep on running?
Run on, run on. You’ll rule your den.

Crawlin black spider baby
Crawlin black spider
Got me to crawl on baby with the grass was very high
Just keep on crawlin till the day I die

I played this song on repeat the first time I heard it, haunted.

Sorry about my incoherence, but it's been a rough weekend.

Love always,
Your Procrastinating Mod.
The voices are telling me to feel:
sick sick
All I can hear over the screaming in my mind is:
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Ketjack: The Ramayana Monkey Chant is a twenty minute performance done by around 200 men sitting in concentric circles detailing the battle between the good Prince Rama and the evil King Ravana. Based on the epic, Ramayana. I find it fascinating and strangely soothing. Absolutely worth downloading. Check out the other music on the site as well!

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Said The Gramaphone Logo

"about said the gramophone

this is a daily sampler of really good songs.
all tracks are posted out of love.
please go out and buy the records!

said the gramophone launched in march 2003,
and added songs in november of that year.
it was one of the world's very first mp3blogs."


All I can hear over the screaming in my mind is:
Snow Patrol
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thenightterrors writes:

"g'day again.
just 'cause i know most of you like all that mp3-sharing-type-thing, there's a couple of links i'd like to share.
first. the brian jonestown massacre (mainly anton newcombe, known to most people as 'the crazy guy from DiG') have free mp3s of their work on their website. as far as what to download goes, everything on 'bravery, repitition and noise' is fuckin' fantastic.
second. i don't know if any of you have heard of them, but can were a very influentual german group in the seventies. they're very experimental, and their best album has been posted online by someone, i don't know who. they're all pretty big tracks, so i'd recommend downloading 'paperhouse' first. it's only 10mbs.
third. there's a useful tool for finding mp3s on the net that i found, it's called g2p.org. it's pretty good."

Thought I would share! :)

PS - The BJM site has heaps of other artists' random tracks as well!
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Metric: "The Police & The Private"
Get straight and wait here while I try to find the exit sign
When will you stop asking strangers, no one wants what we want
Keep one eye on the door, keep one eye on the bag
Never expect to be sure who you're working for

You're working for the police and the private, the pilots and the pirates
Fingerprinted waiting for the train
The doctor, the writer, the hairdresser,
Felt up and fingerprinted waiting for the train

Lord lord mother we are all losing love
Lord listen lover we are all missing mama
Lord lord mother we are all losing love
Lord listen lover we are all missing something I don't got
Radiohead: "Karma Police"
Karma police, arrest this man, he talks in maths
He buzzes like a fridge, hes like a detuned radio
Karma police, arrest this girl, her hitler hairdo, is making me feel ill
And we have crashed her party
This is what you get, this is what you get
This is what you get, when you mess with us

Karma police, Ive given all I can, its not enough
Ive given all I can, but were still on the payroll
This is what you get, this is what you get
This is what you get, when you mess with us
And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
For a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
The Clash: "Police & Thieves"
Police and thieves in the streets - Oh yeah!
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the street - Oh yeah!
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition

From Genesis to Revelation
The next generation will be hear me
From Genesis to Revelation
The next generation will be hear me

Scaring, fighting the nation
Shooting, shooting their guns and ammunition

Police, police, police and thieves oh yeah
Police, police, police and thieves oh yeah
Here come, here come, here come
The station is bombed
Get out get out get out you people
If you don't wanna get blown up
NWA: "Fuck Tha' Police"
Right about now, NWA court is in full effect.
Judge Dre presiding in the case of NWA versus the police department.
Prosecuting attourneys are MC Ren, Ice Cube, and Eazy muthafuckin E.
Order, order, order. Ice Cube, take the muthafuckin stand.
Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth
and nothin but the truth so help your black ass?
Why don't you tell everybody what the fuck you gotta say?

Fuck tha police
Comin straight from the underground
Young nigga got it bad cuz I'm brown
And not the other color so police think
They have the authority to kill a minority

Fuckin with me cuz I'm a teenager
With a little bit of gold and a pager
Searchin my car, lookin for the product
Thinkin every nigga is sellin narcotics
Sendspace have a really neat multiple upload thingy. It meets my approval, so it must be good!

Ciao! ^_^
The voices are telling me to feel:
crushed crushed
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An excellent resource, especially recently, for a cover-lover like me.
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Gabby LaLa is a Californian multi-instrumentalist (She plays the sitar, the ukulele, toy piano, and accordian for starters) signed under Les Claypool's label. True to the nature of her mentor's musical style (Les is of Primus), Gabby's work is lighthearted, perplexing and awesome. Sometimes called "Hello Kitty Rock," if that gives you an idea of the style.

Walkie, Walkie, Walkie and Golden Flea, by Gabby LaLa.

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I like Goldfrapp because I don't have to really think very hard about it. It's...smooth, but not Yacht Rock smooth--which is a shame the more I think about it.

Ride On A White Horse and Ooh La La, by Goldfrapp.

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No explanation necessary for Fred Savage.

The Wonder Years, by Joe Cocker.
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Today we shall focus on sleep, as I am staying awake! HAHAHAHAHA!

#1Sleep by The Dandy Warhols (5MB roughly)
Genre: Alternative, Accoustic, Pop?
Well I could sleep forever
but it's of her I dream
if I could sleep forever
I could forget about everything
if I could sleep forever
if I could sleep forever
if I could sleep forever

A pretty lovely little unexpected song by a rad band.

#2I'm Only Sleeping by The Format (1MB roughly)
Genre: Pop, Accoustic, Groovy
everybody seems to think im lazy
i dont mind, i think they're crazy
running everywhere at such a speed
until they find, there's no need

please dont spoil my day
im miles away
and after all, im only sleeping

A fun ditty with raw yum flavour basically.

#3I Can't Feel My Hand Anymore, It's Alright, Sleep Tight by Múm (7MB roughly)
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Ambience
I like their music because its simple and just plain nice.

#4I Need Some Sleep by Eels (3MB roughly)
Genre: Funky, Pop, Soundtrack, Ambient
I need some sleep
It can't go on like this
I tried counting sheep
But there's one I always miss
Everyone says I'm getting down too low
Everyone says you just gotta let it go
You just gotta let it go
You just gotta let it go

#5Trouble Sleeping by The Perishers (4MB roughly)
Genre: Alternative, Soft-Pop
t’s you
Why’s it always you
and never me?
I’ve never dared to let
my feelings free
Why’s it always you
and never me?
I’ve never cared
too much about honesty

I’m having trouble sleeping
I’m thinking of what you said
About the tears been shed
Leave me

Lovely background slow-dance romance scene climactic magical falling happy music from the O.C.

#6We'll Never Sleep (God Knows We'll Try) by Rilo Kiley (2MB roughly)
Genre: Accoustic, Folk, Nice
stealing away into the night
won't get you any higher
we'll never sleep
god knows we'll try
the hospital is closed

and how long will it last
before we go insane?

we circle your uncle's parking lot
just to se how many
times that we can before we get caught
you guessed on twenty

and how long will you stare
before i look away?
i don't wanna go

#7Sleep Tonight by Stars (3MB roughly)
Genre: Electronic, Alternative, Ambient-Pop
we dont want to sleep tonight
still young like that i count the lines
beside your mouth that smiles now
my arms reach up as you go down
with buried heads we both forget
all of the past and its regret
wind picks up, the window shakes
we wont hear the morning break

you will cry
and i will cry
'cause all the love's
alive tonight

My favourite band, twisted but delicate.

#8Sleep Trick by Tracer AMC (5MB roughly)
Genre: Accoustic, Ambient
Think a bit of Sigur Ros meets Benevento Russo Duo. Calm.

Goodnight. ♥

P.S. Please, please, someone, buy me cable. It should not take like 2 hours to do just this post.
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What Would I Say In Your Funeral, by Mugison is an awesome slow song by a very promising Icelandic musician. It's from his latest cd, Is This Monkey Music, and showcases his way with words and unusual view on life. Check out his website for more songs (I definitely suggest Patrick Swayze from Niceland. Awesome piece).

Impossible (theme song for MI3), by Kanye West feat. Twista, Keyshia Cole and BJ. Kanye just has a way with samples man. I enjoy his work so much. No picture because I couldn't find a really good one. Besides, you know what he looks like.

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Wuthering Heights, by Kate Bush. Her first big hit back in 1978, this song is based on the miniseries and book--which I hated so much--and has a sweet, dreamy quality to it. Plus, it has two of the ill-est music videos around. Seriously, check out this fogalicious white version and then watch the Stevie Nicks red version available to the side.

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A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left, by Andrew Bird. A violinist from outside of Chicago, he recorded his latest work in the bathroom of his farmhouse. Seriously, this shit is killer. If nothing else, download this one. Mr. Bird doesn't disappoint. Plus? He's incredibly tasty looking. Come on, be shallow.
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Black Betty, by Ram Jam. Now this is rock music worth listening to. A 70s cover of a 1930s black work song. It also has a gong in it, what else do you need?

Louisian-I-Ay, by the New Melbourne Jazz Band. There is a bit of controversy as to the origin of the naming of Jazz (although I am a firm believer that Jazz or 'Jass' as it was first written was named for the jasmine perfume of the prostitutes present in the brothels that original jazz bands would play in), there is no doubt as to its birthplace: New Orleans. I love jazz and will definitely post more as time goes on. I've got about 13 different kinds of jazz available to me to torment people with.

Bucky Done Gun, by M.I.A. Not my favorite M.I.A. song (although I really do like it a lot) I figure it's good to make sure that everyone has a copy of the original before linking you to the remix of this song. I'll eventually post more stuff by her since I feel that her message is important and that her work is phenomenal.

Allen is a musician/producer just getting his start while he finishes up college in my neck of the woods (Illinois). He's most famous for his remixes, his latest is of Bucky Done Gun and is amazingly peppy (although he doesn't keep the Rocky samples which makes for an interesting shift in tone) and fun. I actually prefer his Santa Monica remix of Helicopter, by Bloc Party to the original (not that that's difficult since I'm incredibly indifferent to Bloc Party to begin with). The Girls of Pop remixes are good, too. His original work is very electronica/funk and solid groove tunes for when you're so high that you can't get be bothered to get off the couch and change the music.
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Prince - Little Red Corvette. One of my favorite Prince songs. Homeboy knows how to keep the party going afterhours.

Franz Ferdinand - This Boy. I have a thing for simple repetitiion and these boys satisfy that with this song. Nice and catchy, it's probably a single of theirs. I wouldn't know, I don't have a radio.

Fannypack - Keep It Up. I love cheerleading chants, drumline, and step so mixing that together with a creative use of basketball sounds and whistle always makes me happy. Happy hip hop. Excellent.

Flogging Molly - Devil's Dance Floor. Because Celtic Rock is always appropriate.
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This is cross-posted from my journal because I feel I have been neglecting the hefty responsibilities that come with posting access. Sorry about that. So, anyway.

This song is a fucking phenomenal, gorgeous, beautiful thing. There's sort of a stringy bit that accents a strummy bit (and how crap am I at describing music? Anyway), and this stringy/strummy bit, it's the sort of thing that gets stuck in your head and makes you listen to the song over and over again. It's quite addictive really, reminds me of something I can't quite place. Anyway, I'm in rather an excellent mood today so here you go, I uploaded and everything.


The voices are telling me to feel:
amused still very happy
All I can hear over the screaming in my mind is:
In The Lost And Found (Honky Bach)
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Hi everyone.

I'm glad that this community is becoming more active, maybe. Just a note - I based it on one of the greatest communities ever, ____rhapsodical, and I would like us to take up their tagging system. I thought it was crazy in the beginning to include the username, artist(s), and announcement(optional) in the tags, but now I think its useful to keep track of too much indie wank, etc.

While reading some old school Questionable Content, I came across this Ultimate Fantastic Supreme Band called Deerhoof. You can download heaps of their tracks HERE. They have a rock-meets-pop-meets j-pop-but-not meets-Mogwai-meets-Ratatat-meets-Le Tigre feel, which I believe is good. I love post-post-ironic bands! < /qc>

Pandora is a hardcorely-brilliant site that lets you listen to your favourite music for free and makes other good music magically pops up also! I don't think it's very dial-up friendly, but I really like the concept, and the fact that you can set up personalised stations, without signing up for anything (I think).

And finally, Matador. This is me in website form. Random groovy music thrown up without much time given, free and wonderful love for every man and his dog.

¡Adiós para siempre, usted bastardos!
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Oceania (Remix), by Björk feat. Kelis: Kelis has such a smooth jazzy voice that while her music isn't my thing generally, I still enjoy listening to her. Mix her with Björk and you have a very interesting song.

My Favorite Things, by Björk: Seemingly done on the fly, this is a very messy recording of My Favorite Things from the Sound of Music. Slow and often incomprehensible, Björk cries through the entire recitation. Fascinating.

Funny Little Frog, by Belle & Sebastian: Supposedly, when two screenwriters are credited with writing a script, if it has an ampersand that means that they both collaborated together on the piece while if it simply has an "and" then the two both worked on the script but not together or at the same time. Meanwhile, this song is a cute, peppy ditty that makes me smile.

Chicken Payback, by the Bees: Absolutely awesome song in the style of fifties rock and roll hits but, you know, from the twentieth first century. Like I couldn't love a song that tells me to pay back the donkey.

P.S. -- If anyone has Be Careful What You Wish For by Gabrielle Lala, I will be in your debt. Or just really really grateful. I leaning towards the latter.
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