Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Cure


[ Listening to: Boys Don't Cry by The Cure ]
       Oh, what to even say about this band besides... one of my favorites of all time. This is one of the other bands that I grew up with and possibly developed my openness to the world and it's variety of every type of person. Ha ha, I guess it's rather a strange thing to put or word, but The Cure talked about what they felt and what seemed to be one of the "realistic bands" that seemed to actually matter to me in understanding people of different paths in life.

     This was one of the bands that I listened to when I was down or when I had a wonderful new experience, but most importantly, it broadened my view in accepting people better. The thing is that more than a few of their songs are rather ironic, I guess, such as "Boys Don't Cry." That song alone gave me a bit of enlightenment alone; it made me feel like it was actually alright to be depressed as long as it's within reason or that sometimes you aren't supposed to cry even though you do feel slightly bad, same concept goes with everyone, but if by chance you were to cry, it's alright... It gave me... the ability to actually give understanding to whoever need it when times get hard and to not judge anyone when and if that moment were to come.

     One other quick mention of a song from them that's impacted me was the song "Lullaby." That song alone let me see that all people suffer from "simple" things or "common/untalked" issues such as life-altering nightmares, delusions and reoccurring depression. I think "Lullaby" was more of a self impact, I guess, since it helped me through a few moments where I believed that a few issues or delusions/self created depression(s) would be something that only I felt or no one could bring any light to my situation in any ability of "understandment..." over time, I felt some ease when hearing this as if a big amount was taken off my chest and I should just look forward for the day and try my best to enjoy it until fully knowing that "the night" was going to bring the reoccurring depressive issue/nightmares.


http://www.chainofflowers.com/hitscover.jpg ) [ 1 ]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure ) [ 2 ]

Friday, May 27, 2011

Brand New


[ Listening to: The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (full album) by Brand New ]
       One of my favorite bands of all time, Brand New, has been there for me time after time, a very "emo/depressive" thing to say, but this is one of the few bands that made me able to feel like I wasn't alone when I felt like I truly was.

       Brand New brings the talents of several individuals that gave their life stories or the expressions of what they felt like through their years in the form of songs, which can be said about many bands, but not actually felt by many bands. They talk about their depression, break ups, slight motivation and every day things, one of the other bands I do consider "A Realistic Band."


Studio albums
  • Your Favorite Weapon (2001)
  • Deja Entendu (2003)
  • The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (2006)
  • Daisy (2009)

Favorite songs/albums:
The entire The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me album
The entire Deja Entendu album

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/199014/Brand+New.jpg ) [1]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brand_New ) [2]
Brand New's Website
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The Smiths

[ Listening to: Asleep by The Smiths ]

          Summer songs, rainy day moods or the joyful occasion moments can all be accompanied by The Smiths.

          When I was a child, I would listen to the music my eldest brother would blare out of the music box, or more commonly known as the stereo, and I would sit there and listen, but there were two bands he would always simply play and not blare, one being The Smiths. I guess, it's always nice to hear something simply being played and rather enjoyed. Bands would've normally played something about things that were about living the good life and would talk about things that weren't.... realistic? The smiths, on the other hand, always gave me and my brother(s), a feeling of being able to relax and live in the present rather than dream a ludicrous lifestyle that was never going to happen.

         For years, I would listen to The Smiths thinking that depression, joyful moments and even a reasonable level of self expression/being a rebel was perfectly fine as long as things were manageable and you were wanting that feeling. A feeling they embedded in me was to always be realistic whenever asking or giving anything to society or being there for other people; hell, they even gave me enough courage to sing outloud/in a whisper whenever I felt like it. Their songs gave people company for years, they gave a second chance to people who felt like there was nothing to do.

        The Smiths were another band that have produced more heavy hitters rather than mass producing many songs just to see if any would stick. I even like the cover's by many people doing their songs, simply because their versions are almost as good, if not better.

Studio albums
Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

Favorite songs and most memorable songs:
  • Asleep
  • Frankly, Mr Shankly
  • Back to the Old House
  • Big Mouth Strikes Again
  • Hang the DJ
  • Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
  • Shoplifters of the World Unite
  • The Queen Is Dead
  • This Charming Man
  • William, It Was Really Nothing

On the side note, one of my favorite (most recent) covers of my favorite Smiths' song "Asleep" is a cover done by Emily Browning for the movie "Sucker Punch." [2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiths ) [1]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IiLS1JtnRY ) [2]

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Beginning Blog Over My Favorite Music and Music To Come.


[ Listening to: Rainy Strobe by Deadmau5 and Rainymood ] [2]

            I guess, I should start another separate blog rather than jumbling several random articles over several topics into one. This blog can pertain to music I have listened to, would suggest listening to and other things about music.

            I can start with the first song/artist I have been listening to over the passed year and has rather had some impact on me. His name is Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as "Deadmau5." He produces a wide variety of music which can be narrowed down to "electronic/techno varieties," but I prefer to say dubstep, electric, house, progressive and several others.

            I cannot say Deadmau5 is the most amazing artist out there, but I can say he produces better overall tracks at a constant rate compared to everyone, while at the same time... he acts as himself all day. I'm not trying to start a controversy, but deadmau5 is one of the only artist I have recently seen who puts on the occasional Ustream, plays with "common peoples" on a game called Minecraft every so often and, even then so, he speaks his mind throughout interviews/facebook/twitter (I don't follow it, but the others I glance here and there) without any hesitation to a limited extent. Well, back to the producing better overall material:
I have listened to all his albums and several of his LIVE shows
Studio albums
Other albums
At Play Vol. 3 (2010)

Well, some of my favorite songs from him:
  • Strobe (Watermark)
  • Simple Chords
  • Ghost and stuff (Rob Swire)
  • Careless
  • Raise Your Weapon
Almost All his songs on his albums The Lack Of A Better Name, Project 56, 4x4=12 and Random Album Art.

       One final word about Deadmau5 is that he has been able to keep an iconic public image with the "Mau5 head" which is starting to get recognition as much as Daft Punk, but the one difference is... we don't know what the Daft Punk Duo truly look like.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/rainystrobe.jpg/ ) [1]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niFh2HboYbM ) [2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadmau5 )[3]
-- Links to deadmau5