estro: (lget fuzzy)
( Sep. 27th, 2010 06:00 pm)
So there I was stuck in traffic listening to music, singing along with a song that was somehow evocative of a story while being just a set of random imagery. (Like so much of the music I have rocked out to... funny that). This led to the musing of what story could encompass such a random set of angst-ridden imagery, which of course led to the idea of reverse filking. Take a non-thematic song, and create a sci-fi or fantasy story that fits. The shorter the better.

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I discovered at 1am this morning that Bonnie Prince Billy is playing tonight (and last night) sold out shows in Oakland. I really would have liked to see him play.

Additionally, The Devil Makes Three is playing in the same venue (very close to home) while I am in Dallas, so I can't make that one either.

It would be nice to see shows that I can get to without having to worry about what time BART stops (heh, and aren't at the Gilman).
Green Day's American Idiot at Berkeley Rep was time and money well spent.
Green Day's American Idiot at Berkeley Rep was time and money well spent.
...while otherwise in a pretty good mood, I seem to be ridiculously prone to tears today. For example this rags to awesomeness story did it, as did the watching the morning sunlight on the bay while on the train.

Heh, the current Bonnie Prince Billy run probably isn't helping.

In entirely other news, who wants to do brekkers at Brown Sugar Kitchen on Wednesday? I am hoping to make it to Baxter's yoga class at Berkeley Ironworks at noon, so it would have to be earlyish.
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...while otherwise in a pretty good mood, I seem to be ridiculously prone to tears today. For example this rags to awesomeness story did it, as did the watching the morning sunlight on the bay while on the train.

Heh, the current Bonnie Prince Billy run probably isn't helping.

In entirely other news, who wants to do brekkers at Brown Sugar Kitchen on Wednesday? I am hoping to make it to Baxter's yoga class at Berkeley Ironworks at noon, so it would have to be earlyish.
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estro: little blue imp (Default)
( Mar. 28th, 2009 03:03 pm)
For you fellow OSX using folks:

Mixapp is still in development by folks in my extended circle, and it is kinda awesome. Social networking meets shared music streaming. You don't get to keep anyone else's music, but you get to rifle through and listen to other's open libraries, sharing your own should you choose. You can pop into a room where other's are DJing and just listen, create your own room and sets, do communal and dynamic set choosing.

Heh, it also saves you from having to purchase music for those one time listen urges

Leave your email with me if you want an invite.
estro: little blue imp (Default)
( Mar. 28th, 2009 03:03 pm)
For you fellow OSX using folks:

Mixapp is still in development by folks in my extended circle, and it is kinda awesome. Social networking meets shared music streaming. You don't get to keep anyone else's music, but you get to rifle through and listen to other's open libraries, sharing your own should you choose. You can pop into a room where other's are DJing and just listen, create your own room and sets, do communal and dynamic set choosing.

Heh, it also saves you from having to purchase music for those one time listen urges

Leave your email with me if you want an invite.
Jason Webley is an outstanding performer.

His skill isn't actually beautiful music; though he plays well and has incredible lyrics his voice and arrangements are often a bit discordant. What he does brilliantly, and which makes that discordance perfect, is evoke exactly the right emotion for the piece in his listeners. It isn't just the energy coaxed out of a packed audience singing bellowing instrumental parts or a silly refrain, because it comes across in the recorded versions as well. Somehow he makes it just right to have a raucous campy audience interlude in the middle of a poignant song at no loss to the complex sentiments intended.

And the songs that are charmingly absurd from beinging to end? Dead on.

(a recorded snippet)
Jason Webley is an outstanding performer.

His skill isn't actually beautiful music; though he plays well and has incredible lyrics his voice and arrangements are often a bit discordant. What he does brilliantly, and which makes that discordance perfect, is evoke exactly the right emotion for the piece in his listeners. It isn't just the energy coaxed out of a packed audience singing bellowing instrumental parts or a silly refrain, because it comes across in the recorded versions as well. Somehow he makes it just right to have a raucous campy audience interlude in the middle of a poignant song at no loss to the complex sentiments intended.

And the songs that are charmingly absurd from beinging to end? Dead on.

(a recorded snippet)
...pending not being broke. (Ah, this not sufficiently employed thing is a bit of a pain...)

MEAT this Thursday.

Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip at Du Nord on October 1st.

Babyland at the DNA on October 5th. (Seattle folks, they are playing at El Corazon on the 1st)

What else am I missing?

(Way too far in the future to plan for: DragonForce will be at the Warfield on the Nov. 5th.)
...pending not being broke. (Ah, this not sufficiently employed thing is a bit of a pain...)

MEAT this Thursday.

Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip at Du Nord on October 1st.

Babyland at the DNA on October 5th. (Seattle folks, they are playing at El Corazon on the 1st)

What else am I missing?

(Way too far in the future to plan for: DragonForce will be at the Warfield on the Nov. 5th.)
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