1996 – The Year Alternative Rock Died a Messy, Forgettable Death

Some phenomenal hindsight of grunge, alternative rock, and how it became the very thing it stood against. I remember this year vividly. I was 15, at the height of my angst, and this caused me not only to re-live the period but it also provided a unique subtext I was completely oblivious to. On the radio, Goo Goo Dolls’ “Name” bled into Tonic’s “If You Could Only See” into Dishwalla’s “Counting Blue Cars” into The Verve Pipe’s “The Freshmen” into Matchbox Twenty’s “Push” in a watery bouillabaisse of quiet-loud-quiet song structures and sad-bro earnestness. This has to be the most…

Musical  Conundrum

I really want to buy these two albums. I want the artists to get one more purchase and show that I enjoy their work. Both of these albums are free to listen to with Amazon Prime. I don’t normally listen to anything not streaming. I listen to the music I own, but usually when purchasing I don’t even open them. I put them on the shelf (or I purchase LP and store it). I am purchasing with gift card credits but still… I can use that $20 for something else. What to do?? How about you buy them! Echosmith is…

Music: Girl Talk

I searched all my archives, but it doesn’t appear that I had previously posted this anywhere here. It’s not exactly hot off the presses but if you haven’t heard it, check it out: It is phenomenal, and after mentioning it to someone on fb this evening I was reinvigorated by it. The iPad can’t deal with zip files so I couldn’t download it locally but it’s on my google music (play) so streaming it down. Gotta love the audio background ability they finally added to ios. Totally grooving out to it and going to listen more tomorrow. I believe it…

Pandora RSS Feeds

I’m going to be adding my Pandora stuff to the Music page. I need to set up a separate template for it so it uses a different set of widgets: Now Playing: http://feeds.pandora.com/feeds/people/josh2159/nowplaying.xml My Stations http://feeds.pandora.com/feeds/people/josh2159/stations.xml?max=10 My Bookmarked Artists: http://feeds.pandora.com/feeds/people/josh2159/favoriteartists.xml?max=100

Video: Coachella Valley’s Music Festival – Live on YouTube this weekend

#CoachellaLive check out Coachella Music Festival – Live this Weekend Details / Schedule on the page surrounding the stream. It’s all very high quality and the music (right now) is questionable but there are a few others that look pretty cool on the bill. It looks like Sunday Channel 2 is the place to be: 4:00PM • Jack’s Mannequin 4:50PM • Jimmy Eat World 5:55PM • Fistful of Mercy 7:25PM • Duran Duran 8:35PM • Chromeo 9:45PM • PJ Harvey 11:05PM • She Wants Revenge I want to hear all of these bands… except the first one, I have no…

A State of Trance (ASOT) 500

Streaming live now! Watch live video from Revox on Justin.tv Some additional links while chillin in the chatoom: http://www.mixcrate.com/mix/41760/Misha-Yaros-Misha-Yaros-on-885-April-1st-2011-BIG-ROOM-MIX-41 http://www.kristofer.ro/2011/03/live-tracklist-state-of-trance-500.html http://www.weloveatrance.com/ DJHike.com ~ check out the media sections for some sweet mixes http://www.ustream.tv/channel/asot-500-by-www-trancephoria-at http://beatsmedia.com/news/a-state-of-trance-500-tracklisting/

BBB

Here’s an old one, one of my first live on the deck using pre-recorded, pre-equalized background. Lame 70s Rock + Speed + Re-dub + Scratch = Lame fast 70s rock sped up, re-dubbed, and scratched quietly! Original – Shaun Cassidy – Baby Baby Baby

Randoms From a Not-so-Random

Oh, and if anyone was wondering Justin Durand is up to his old tricks. It looks like he checks his MySpace often as well. I can’t believe how much the songs remind me of hanging out after Drama Club =) It’s all great stuff, lots of great music and art – so give it a listen. The tracks work, but the rest of the site seems to be broke.