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 Just so you know... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, July 03 2008 @ 02:54 AM PDT
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MusicThis is what the Delta Blues sounds like:


 Covered in string Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, January 11 2008 @ 07:36 PM PST
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MusicSnoop Dog - Gin & Juice (original)

Europe - The Final Countdown (original)

Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train (original)

Isaac Hayes - Shaft (original)

 A brief foray... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, October 22 2007 @ 05:59 AM PDT
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Music...into pop music.

Dear Wyclef,

I don't give a rat's ass how catchy and well produced your music is - sing if you must, but do the world a favor and never talk again. Your pseudo-gangster jaw flapping has taken something with the potential to be outstanding and reduced it to merely another top40 piece of crap on more than one occasion.

Yes, that one too. I don't care how many records you sold.

"One time" this, you fucking hack.

 Covered in acoustic Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, September 21 2007 @ 01:23 AM PDT
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Music...and better than the original.

Jonathan Coulton, Baby Got Back (original)
Obadiah Parker, Hey Ya (original)
Travis, Hit Me Baby One More Time (original)
Michael Hedges, Come Together (original)
Humble Pie, For Your Love (original)

Not a cover: Fiona Apple giving one of the most compelling performances I've ever seen.

Also, the only reason that Johnny Cash's version of Hurt isn't on the above list is because you've already seen it. Right?

 Isn't it ironic? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, April 03 2007 @ 09:33 AM PDT
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MusicAlanis Morissette's parody of a Black Eyed Peas video.

 Shoot me. Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, April 02 2007 @ 12:39 PM PDT
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MusicI know everybody's musical tastes are different. I know that the stuff I listen to isn't for everyone.

That being said...

If I have to listen to another fucking Steely Dan song I'm going to hang myself with my mouse cord. It's entirely possible that there's some real poetry in those lyrics, but I'll never fucking know because I can't get past the two part harmony being sung through somebody's fucking nose while being backed up by the most insipid and lethargic disco band on the planet.

I wish I could say that made me feel better, but now that the Steely Dan album is over, I'm genuinely afraid of what's next.

Shoot me. Now. Please.

 Finally... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, September 08 2006 @ 08:56 PM PDT
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Music...a wedding band everybody will like!

Ladies and gentlemen, The Wet Spots

I particularly like their video.

Okay, as far as I know, they haven't done any weddings, but I'm sure they could be convinced.

Update: I just listened to the whole album ("Hello Kinky"), and, in addition to "Do You Take It?", I also particularly enjoyed "Sweaty and Stinky", "Toes", "Piggy Pile" and especially the very touching (pardon the pun) "I'd Like To Come".

I guess I should order the CD, since that's half the album right there.

 Review: Murder By Death - In Bocca al Lupo Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, August 14 2006 @ 10:24 AM PDT
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MusicI picked up Murder By Death's new album a couple weeks ago, and I've been listening to it constantly since I got home that night.

Overall, the tone of the album is dark and moody. Each song tells a story, and each story illuminates a dark alley in a seedy neighborhood, somehow without adding any light.

 Radio Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, January 07 2005 @ 05:59 PM PST
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MusicI don't have time to get into a full-blown rant on this topic - one that's long overdue - so just read this document(PDF), and we'll leave it at the fact that I agree with everything except the ass kissing during the introduction.

 Work Music Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, March 05 2004 @ 07:46 AM PST
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MusicAfter spending the majority of the week reveling in my rediscovery of Portishead et al., I've come to the conclusion that my selection of music is having an adverse effect on my productivity.

For the moment I've switched back to the "short list" I came up with while working on the first beta. Here's a sampling of what that looks like:

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