Re: Also it looks like Tron, and don't lie. You love it.

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Awesome.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 9:24 PM
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teo likes music now? I don't believe it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 9:31 PM
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I've always liked music.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 9:32 PM
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3: Post updated with more music for you to hear and possibly like!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 9:51 PM
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|| So, dinner with the parents. Guy at the next table bought us a $200 bottle of champagne, just because. Mom is passed of in my recliner. Rory is putting Dad through a battery of Wii Fit tests to determine if he is allowed to drive home. Good night?|>


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 10:25 PM
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5: Everyone's happy? That's a good night. And I'm elated on your behalf.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 10:34 PM
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Oh, minus the possible drunk driving. Yeah, don't do that, if there's any question, and cabs are way cheaper than lawyers and court costs (not to lecture, mind). He might end up with a Republican California state legislator in the car or something.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 10:37 PM
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I've never even heard of Tiësto

This is one of those moments when I realize I live in a little bubble. Dude was on a billboard just past the west end of the Bay Bridge for months. (I think it's finally been taken down).

(If you like Tiësto, you might like this.)


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 10:55 PM
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This appears to be a generic song.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 10:58 PM
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8: I didn't actually like that much at all, but I appreciate you sharing it. Barber's Adagio is on my let's-listen-to-one-of-the-the-saddest-songs-ever playlist, which I reserve for special sad moments, so I think that preëmpts it from any techo thing for me, personally.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:08 PM
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This appears to be a generic song.

Go on.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:09 PM
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10: The description of that mix that convinced me to click on it in the first place was "where Epic Trance felt you up at the apex of the ferris wheel, then vomited cotton candy on your shoes." I would have been... perturbed to find out you'd actually liked it.

(Also, the pedant in me is screaming "that's not techno that's not techno that's not techno" but I figure I'll let Tweety fight that battle.)


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:13 PM
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4: Sweet, thanks!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:22 PM
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6,7: Rory kept them here a good hour longer than I'd have managed and Dad's Wii performance demonstrated agility incompatible with DUI. I have a contented champagne headache. Thank you, random rich guy who convincingly pretended he thought I was Rory's sister.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:23 PM
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that's not techno doo-da-doom that's not techno doo-da-doom that's not techno doo-da-doom The system is down that's not techno doo-da-doom The system that's not The system not techno doo-da-doom


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:23 PM
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Wait, 8.last is a dance remix of the Adagio for Strings? That's really demented.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:27 PM
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16: There are a bunch of remixes of the Adagio for Strings. (Classical music in general is kind of the trade secret of trance DJs.)


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:33 PM
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I've always liked music.

That's not how I remember it!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:34 PM
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16: Skip ahead to like minute 1:30. It's pretty obvious, I thought.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:35 PM
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Tiësto got his start DJing at burning man. Not really my thing, but yay: burning man!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:36 PM
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I can't wait for the dance remix of Reed Phase.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:36 PM
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Further to 17: Not really trance, but see also.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:38 PM
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18: So much the worse for your memory, then.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:40 PM
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I can tell that it's techno, without even listening to it.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:41 PM
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But! And!

Ah, I see.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:44 PM
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Ah, I see.

Yep. Since then, I have in fact begun listening to music.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 6-10 11:56 PM
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Seems more like Max Headroom than Tron.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 12:22 AM
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What's with the yellow underlining that has started appearing under some words that cause a annoying window to pop up if you mouse over them? Are other people seeing these? Are people putting these in on purpose?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 7:50 AM
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1. I like the song.

2. I really want the Tegan and Sara haircut. I was even considering posting about this.

Here's my dilemma: I have terrible, ridiculous cowlicks. When I've had bangs, they've just stood straight up. Anytime my hair gets shorter than, say, chin length, it just goes straight up and out.

I'm pretty sure I'm too lazy to actually put product in my hair every day. So: are there any people with pixie-ish haircuts, where it poofs into a big boufant and yet looks okay? Any photos?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 8:01 AM
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Nevermind, I figured out the problem myself and shouldn't have bothered you.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 8:03 AM
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25, 26: Good archives finding. I've been having the best luck filling the hoohole with Yahoo search (has its own different limitations however and mentioned) recently. Got to a couple of items that Google and Bing refused to cough up.

Or does neb use some manner of sysadmin trick?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 8:37 AM
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I don't know, but pixie-ish haircuts look great. Audrey Tautou sometimes has a sort of boufant pixie cut, or slightly longer cheek-length cut. Ditto Shannon Sossamon.

http://www.splendicity.com/snarkstress/files/2009/04/infphoto_963767_audrey_tautou_pixie_cut.jpg
http://fotos0.mundofotos.net/2009/06_02_2009/cinemastars1233950256/audrey-tautou.jpg

And Brit movie actress of the moment, Carey Mulligan has a great pixie cut.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 8:51 AM
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I like that song a lot, despite generally being down on the sythpop righ now. Teegan and Sara's voices, imo, work better for dance pop then the indie-poprocks they normally do.

Dangerous Ponies: Also fun! Have you seen them play? They remind me a bit of locals best friends forever (check out the "Eisenhower" and "handpocket" songs!).


Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 9:34 AM
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I'm no expert, but I don't think there's a way to do that hairstyle without a bucket full of product, though I guess I've seen modified versions using barrettes.


Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 9:37 AM
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Dangerous Ponies: Also fun! Have you seen them play?

Yes! Super fun show. I also liked the best friends forever link; thanks.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 10:55 AM
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In the first link of Audry Tautau, where she has the big curls in back, is probably what it would look like all over. Big uncontrolled waves.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 10:59 AM
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Best friends forever reminded me a bit of The Roches. (Probably it was their geographic specificity.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 11:00 AM
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Huh. I'd not heard of The Roches.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 11:18 AM
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The Roches are adorable! I only know two of their songs. But I like them.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 11:24 AM
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Produced by R. Fripp. True fact.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 11:27 AM
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Sad news about Mark Linkous.

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Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 11:35 AM
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Aw, fuck.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 11:45 AM
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Dammit apo, I was waiting for you to show up so I could give you a, "How 'bout dem 'Heels!" jab, but now it would be really crass for me to do so in this thread.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 11:55 AM
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43: That was one godawful ass-kicking. At least the season is mercifully over.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 11:57 AM
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What about an unlikely ACC tourney run!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 12:10 PM
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Winning one would be an unlikely tourney run.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 12:19 PM
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I like the song as well (though it is somewhat generic). I thought it did a good job of building energy gradually and that it used Tegan and Sarah's vocals well, and was a good showcase for them.

But, Stanley, don't you feel at least somewhat badly about linking to music that has no drums?


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 12:50 PM
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But, Stanley, don't you feel at least somewhat badly about linking to music that has no drums?

I can't tell if this is a serious question, or if you're funnin' me. If serious, do you mean does the drum machine bug me? Not remotely, when it sounds good, as it does here.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 1:05 PM
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I can't tell if this is a serious question, or if you're funnin' me.

I'm mostly funnin' you. I was just noticing how obvious the drum machine was -- that it wasn't even, as the saying goes, a drum machine that payed tribute to a real drum.

As I said, though, I liked the song.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 1:43 PM
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that it wasn't even, as the saying goes, a drum machine that payed tribute to a real drum

I'm pretty open-to-whatever on these types of things. One of the best things I ever got to play in an orchestra setting was a rusty wheel well with a railroad spike. CLANG!

I guess that's moving almost into sound-effects territory, but anyhow, there were sparks if you hit it just right. And that's what's really important.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 1:48 PM
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On the subject of music we're late to: I've had The Everybodyfields on heavy rotation recently, though obviously I'm late to the game, seeing as they broke up last summer. It's a shame because Jill Andrews afflicts me with impure thoughts, which would probably have been brought into greater relief sharing the stage with Sam Quinn's formidable neckbeard.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 1:57 PM
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re: 50

I saw the Disposable Heroes in a club,* when they were touring their first (only?) album. The wee guy doing percussion was creating wild sparks. Angle grinders on wheel rims, clanging hammers of bits of rubbish, bashing bits of metal with electric tools. It was great.

Ditto Varese's Ionisations, which is one of the most compelling things I've seen in a concert hall.

re: drum machines. I think part of what makes the best 80s Prince records sound great is precisely the completely mechanical, and very sparse, nature of the drum programming. There's all kinds of funky things happening on top, but the drums are minimal, and robotic.

* the fantastically named King Tut's Wah Wah Hut


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 1:59 PM
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I saw the Disposable Heroes in a club

I saw them in a club on a bill with Arrested Development and Public Enemy, and it was the same thing. They really stole the show.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 2:04 PM
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ttaM will surely be happy to see, if he hasn't already, that the Disposable Heroes' frontman has finally achieved pop success in the US. It's been a long road.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 2:05 PM
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Cool, seeing Public Enemy, in a club, back then when they were at their peak must have been great.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 2:06 PM
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Yeah, I'm familiar with his post DH output. I listened to Spearhead a little years back, but, tbh, it's not really my 'thing'.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 2:14 PM
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It's certainly different, that's for sure!

He has been heard for the past decade on all the well-meaning liberal and Putumayo-style radio stations. And finally, this song was actually on pop radio.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 2:24 PM
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I saw the Disposable Heroes open for Billy Bragg. Both played great sets and then the two bands got on stage together for the encore. As you would expect, it was a powerful expression of their shared political commitment. Oh wait, no, they played "Groove is in the Heart". And it was fucking AMAZING.

So sad about Mark Linkous.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 3:09 PM
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It's certainly different, that's for sure!

Wait, so the guy behind that song is also responsible for good music? Huh.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 3:28 PM
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It's certainly different in quality, that's for sure!


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 3:33 PM
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I confess that I used to get Burning Spear and Spearhead confused.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 3:41 PM
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35: You're welcome!

37: I can see that, especially via the non-standard harmonies, which was I think was linking term for me with Dangerous Ponies and bff too (see also All Girl Summer Fun Band).

Jem Cohen, of Benjamin Smoke sub-fame had a short film on Mark Linkous, called Nice Evening, Transmission Down". According to Cohen's website, its not available on DVD right now, but I remember watching it on IFC 8-9 years ago. Good stuff.


Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 7:53 PM
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Cool, seeing Public Enemy, in a club, back then when they were at their peak must have been great.

I saw Public Enemy with Run DMC and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince when I was pretty young. It was my brother's birthday, so we went as a family. I'm guessing '86 or so. I got a Fresh Prince shirt, which I still have, but which is childsize, which I am no longer.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 8:04 PM
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I got a Fresh Prince shirt, which I still have, but which is childsize, which I am no longer.

But now you have a child!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 8:05 PM
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I saw Disposable Heroes with public enemy as well. They were good.


Posted by: lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 03- 7-10 10:28 PM
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