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12 April 2007 @ 11:35 am
OMG music!  
The rugrat's room used to be my office, a few years ago. When we cleared out all my crap (which included my LotR collection -- you think I'm nuts with my SG-1 figure collection, my LotR one put that to shame *g*), my CDs mostly got packed up into boxes and put in the garage. I had some of it on the computer and figured, when I had some time, I'd upload the rest.

Time. Right. HA!

Then I lost the CD box for awhile (there are many, many boxes in the garage full of pre-baby grown-up stuff and baby stuff that rugrat no longer needs). But I found it today! And I very nearly took out everything to put on my computer. Oh, that one! Oh that has that song on it! Oh yeah, I forgot I had that!. It was my personal music store, awesome! I have twelve CDs on my desk to rip and those are just the ones that have been preying on my brain.

So I'm going to share a random, yet representative of my tastes, group of songs. I'll call it the "Liz Found Her Stuff" Mix! *g*



In rough order of release date with commentary. All links are on megaupload. Copy and paste, changing the xx-->tt. (and no, I didn't bundle them together, I figure no one would want all of them)

"Strangelove", Depeche Mode
Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=97KDQYNB
I heard this coming from someone's car the other day and I thought, "OMG, I don't have anything from that album to listen to. That's unacceptable." This is the song that made me fall in love with DM.

"It's Only Love", Bryan Adams, with Tina Turner
Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=YZAI7VEI
Because Tina pwns everyone, everywhere, and Bryan Adams was only ten years old in the "Summer of '69" which has always amused me. Plus, he was my first concert, and he was awesome.

"Just Another Day", Oingo Boingo
Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=T6MMOHRM
Not as complicated as "Dead Man's Party", but still just wonderfully crafted. One of my most favorite songs, ever.

"Broken", Tears for Fears
Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=IVHPQIS2
Not one of their big hits off Songs from the Big Chair, but sort of a long introduction to "Head over Heels", with some kick-ass guitar. I think of them as the forerunners of alternative, since they used guitar a lot more than synth.

"The Mighty Atlantic", Runrig
Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=8CT0LACE
Back in '91 I spent a year at Glasgow Uni. Runrig was HUGE that year, and I loved their take on Gaelic folk/rock. Unfortunately they never hit in the US. This isn't one of their rock songs, but more back to their folk roots, but it's a beautiful anthem. If you like Carbon Leaf, you'll probably like them.

"Bent", Matchbox twenty
Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=CZVU29XU
John Crichton's theme song.

"Til the End of Time", Delerium
Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=PJRD7XOG
and,
"After All" Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=EUGCIGWM
Electronica. Had a radio hit with the song "Silence" with Sarah Mclachlan, but these are a bit more typical. The first is particularly ethereal and sort of relaxing. The second "After All" is more uptempo dance. But the thing I love about Delerium is that the different vocalists co-write the songs, so they work to their strengths, and then Bill Leeb layers in everything else around their voices. It's cool.

"Numb", Linkin Park
Link: hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZRO3UQHB
I'm probably the only person who isn't an 16-year-old boy who loves this band, because yes, off-the-scale emo. But I adore their mix of genres. Besides, Chester can bring it, people.

Well that should be enough of a sampler. Take anything you don't already have and looks interesting.



Now, I really have to work on my ficathon assignment. Enough procrastination!
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weissmanweissman on April 12th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
A blast from the 90's WOW

Bob
lizardbeth: Sharonlizardbeth_j on April 13th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
And the 80's! I'm definitely a product of my generation. *g* I do have recent stuff too -- but of course those tracks haven't spent the last four years in a box in my garage.
Mayhem Parva: Gaius dance (paddies)raincitygirl on April 13th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
Ooh, thanks!