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Friday, April 22nd, 2011 09:16 pm
I got some new music recently. An Eisbrecher album, a new Ego Likeness album, and several Garbage albums. The Eisbrecher album and Ego Likeness album are both great. Haven't listened to the Garbage albums yet, but at least one of them I heard a lot in art class in high school, so I know I like that one. Anyway, at some point I plan on posting YouTube videos of songs while I listen to them. Can't right now, though, because I'm at [personal profile] kengr's house, and my music is at home.

Also got a notebook with a magnetic clasp. No lines on the paper, so I can either write or draw or both. I like it.
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Friday, March 4th, 2011 03:50 pm
Man, I haven't been up front for ages! It sucks. So much going on. Voltaire has a new album out, for one thing. Shit, I need to log in more often.
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 04:14 pm
Listening to Serj Tankian's solo album, "Imperfect Harmonies." Serj is the lead singer of System of a Down. So far, I'm impressed. Serj brings SOAD's love of experimentation to his solo album, which is awesome. What I've always loved about SOAD is that every song is completely different from all their others, while retaining a certain "flavor" that connects them in a way that you can immediately tell by listening, "Oh, that has GOT to be a System of a Down song!" At the same time, the songs so far on Serj's solo album have a different flavor from SOAD songs. It's a similar flavor, like how cheddar cheese is similar to American Cheese (for lack of a better comparison). I like the differences, he makes them really work well. It's a little softer than SOAD's usual fare, but still nowhere near a lullabye.

The first song, "Disowned Inc.," did a spectacular job at making chaotic, unmelodic piano (and other) sounds melodic despite their unmelody. The... chord? whatever: the bit of music the first song repeats sounds like someone banging keys haphazardly on a piano, but the repitition of that sound, and the addition of sounds that balance it out and move in harmony with it, gives it a melodic feel nonetheless. This CD will be worth it if only for that song, though the other songs so far are pretty good too. Here, I'll let you judge for yourself:



Serj also keeps SOAD's signature criticism of corporations, war, nationalism, and other societal ills, at least in some of the songs (I haven't read all the lyrics yet). Like "Borders Are":



I haven't heard the whole CD yet, but so far, I give this album two thumbs and a big toe UP!
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 03:31 pm
Loving Sully Erna's "solo" album, "Avalon." It's a good thing, too. It was kind of a risk, given Godsmack's history of spin-offs. Dunno if any of y'all remember this or not, but some years back, a bunch of Godsmack rejects got together and made a band called Dropbox. It had the potential to be a good band, despite being made up of people Godsmack rejected, and Sully Erna, Godsmack's lead singer, seemed excited by their group. But in my opinion, it was a dismal failure. I bought their CD. Listened to it once, was so unimpressed that I never listened to it again. They only ever had one album, and disbanded in 2006, so I can't have been the only one to hate it. In fact, given that *I*, of all people, didn't like their album, I'm not surprised they disbanded. It takes a really crappy album for me to so utterly reject it.

But Sully Erna's album, Avalon, is total winmantium.
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 02:53 pm
Sully Erna, lead singer of Godsmack, has a "solo" album!



More )
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Thursday, October 14th, 2010 01:32 am
Full of sarcasm:



Lyrics )
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Saturday, October 9th, 2010 11:35 pm
Just listened to Linkin Park's newest album, "A Thousand Suns." My comment: WHAT. THE. FUCK!?!? Not bad music, in fact quite good, but it sounded nothing like Linkin Park. Sure, their debut album and Meteora had different sounds, they're one of those groups that every song is different from the others (though on the lower end of that scale), but the songs usually have a distinct quality that makes you say, "Yup, that's Linkin Park." But in "A Thousand Suns," I could barely even recognize the singers' voices! And when did Linkin Park have female vocals? The music style, the essence of Linkin Park, wasn't there. "A Thousand Suns" is as different from their debut album and Meteora as Guns N Roses is from System of a Down. I applaud them for experimenting, and it *is* good music, but still... I still feel disappointed. After all, I was expecting Linkin Park flavor and got something completely different. It's like drinking what you think is iced tea and it turns out to be soda - both are good, but when you're expecting tea, surprise soda is very jarring.1

1 = This tea/soda thing has actually happened to me before.
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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 05:46 am
Okay everybody, I'm looking for stunning, non-nude photos of black women. Not Maxim or swimsuit illustrated stuff, but artistic pictures that are just beautiful.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 03:46 pm
I've only ever heard one song by Ministry, and didn't like it. Does anyone know if they're worth listening to? The song I heard was on one of the Asleep By Dawn magazine CDs that I bought ages ago. I'm not home, so I can't find the song title. I just want to know if anyone thinks I should try more of their music.
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Friday, July 16th, 2010 09:44 am
With a steady income now, I've decided to buy 1 CD a month unless something else becomes a higher priority. So I need to compile a list of musicians I want music of. This shouldn't be hard, in itself. I do listen to a lot of obscure artists, but Amazon usually has them. You can all expect more music posts later. :-) I might even do actual music critic stuff, though maybe not; I like so much music, and I never *read* music critics, so I don't know what they talk about. But for some reason I want to try.

Anyway, in related news, I have a Witt album, Bayreuth 1, coming to me at some point.
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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 12:33 am
[Error: unknown template qotd]Pretty much anything by Evanescence. Also, "Across The Sky" by Emilie Autumn.
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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 12:24 am
[Error: unknown template qotd]No. As long as they continue to have good music, I consider their popularity a plus.
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Friday, June 25th, 2010 04:09 pm
Today's artist: Emilie Autumn

Opheliac:



Fall for more Emilie Autumn songs )