Music Time! “No Man’s Sky” Edition. 8/20/16

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I’m in love with No Man’s Sky. If you’re an avid action game player, this game may not be for you. Don’t get me wrong, I love my action games, but I also like games that allow unlimited exploring. NMS is massive in scale when it comes to exploring. Hello Games said that even after everyone’s done playing it years down the road, 99% of all star systems will still be undiscovered. That’s some serious scope. It also means I’m dedicated to finding as many star systems as I can, even going “off mission” to do it!

There is action (just not mission-to-mission driven action like in most games). On some planets the Sentinals will attack you on sight. On others you can choose to attach them if you’re really desperate for some action. There are predators on some planets that will attack you if you’re not careful. And space pirates! You gotta defend yourself against them. You can also choose to defend freighters being attacked by space pirates when they put out a distress call (this increases your standing with that alien species).

The game isn’t perfect. I’d change a few things if I could. Primarily, I’d change the space scanner so that it identifies major resources and planet conditions from orbit. The space scanner only detects “anomalies” and sometimes a single building in a star system (your suit scanner (if installed) is more powerful than the one in your spaceship). It’s kinda useless in that sense.

I’d also change the dog fighting. Most of the ships you can salvage from crash sites or buy at space stations/land ports have super slow maneuverability and by the time you turn around to fire at the oncoming ship, they’re right on top of you, firing beams and cannons and you’re taking pretty heavy damage. You constantly have to repair your shields (if you don’t get killed while trying to repair it, as the repair screen is not a pause screen). So make sure you keep plenty of ingredients on board in a storage slot just for shield repairs.

And did you notice the synth soundtrack? Oh yeah!

So in honor of No Man’s Sky, here’s a bunch of music about, well, the sky!

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Blue Sky Night
ALBUM: Alfa Matrix – Matrix Downloaded 004
YEAR: 2015
 

ARTIST: The Presets
SONG: A New Sky
ALBUM: Apocalypso
YEAR: 2008
 

ARTIST: The Dust of Basement
SONG: In This Sky
ALBUM: Awakening The Oceans (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Rhea’s Obsession
SONG: Between Earth And Sky
ALBUM: Between Earth And Sky
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Necro Facility
SONG: Painted Sky
ALBUM: The Black Paintings
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: CHVRCHES
SONG: Night Sky
ALBUM: Bones Of What You Believe, The (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Yellow Sky
ALBUM: Book of Love
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Killing Joke
SONG: A Southern Sky
ALBUM: Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: Sky
ALBUM: Credo
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Psyche
SONG: Skywalking
ALBUM: Daydream Avenue
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: The Sky Away
ALBUM: Don’t Be Afraid
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: Liquid Sky
ALBUM: Europa
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Mental Discipline
SONG: Multilight Sky
ALBUM: Fallen Stars (CD Single)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Distant Project
SONG: Flower in the Sky
ALBUM: Flower in the Sky EP
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Twice a Man
SONG: Chiba Sky
ALBUM: Fungus & Sponge (A Dreamlike Exspansion In The Audiofield)
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Martyn Bailey
SONG: Red Sky Supernova
ALBUM: Gravity Zero
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Days of Fate
SONG: Open Sky
ALBUM: Home-Made Cake Of The Day (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Syrian
SONG: The Night Sky
ALBUM: Kosmonauta (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

Music Time! 8/6/16

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Hey! It’s Saturday! It’s not even noon and I’ve accomplished a lot already, so now it’s time to relax for a bit and listen to some tunes. No theme today… just putting MediaMonkey on shuffle and seeing what comes out. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

ARTIST: Universal Poplab
SONG: Lover’s Lane
ALBUM: Universal Poplab
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Julien-K
SONG: Stranded
ALBUM: Death To Analog
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: IAMX
SONG: Come Home
ALBUM: The Unified Field
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Sadman
SONG: Wolves
ALBUM: 9th and Last Life
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: The Mercy Cage
SONG: Force on Moving Charges
ALBUM: ScreeTransmissions
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Seabound
SONG: The Promise (Club Edit)
ALBUM: Double-Crosser (Extended)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: The Endparty
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Beauty Always Leaves
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Xanthippe
SONG: I Should Say So
ALBUM: Issue5 / The Love Zombie
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Parralox
SONG: Europa
ALBUM: Electricity (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2008

If you’re a fan of The Cure, this is one of Robert Smith’s side projects (he sings on a few songs)… so go buy the album!

ARTIST: The Glove
SONG: Orgy
ALBUM: Blue Sunshine
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Scumfucker
ALBUM: Black Friday
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Phantogram
SONG: Mouthful Of Diamonds
ALBUM: Eyelid Movies
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Spleen United
SONG: High Rise
ALBUM: Neanderthal
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Creatures of Influence
ALBUM: Creatures Of Influence EP
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Death by Misadventure
ALBUM: Phoenix (Special Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Felix Marc
SONG: Parallel Worlds
ALBUM: Parallel Worlds
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Vault-113
SONG: Entrückung (First Mix)
ALBUM: Cold Fusion (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Butterfly Messiah
SONG: The Circle
ALBUM: Eternal
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Zoon Politicon
SONG: Special Kind Of Love
ALBUM: Black In White
YEAR: 2016

Music Time! “Magic” Edition 7/31/16

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So it’s Harry Potter’s birthday. So let’s put “magic” into MediaMonkey and see what comes out. It’s time for some “magic” music!

ARTIST: 808 State
SONG: Magical Dream
ALBUM: Ninety
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Dawn of Ashes
SONG: Sex, Blood, & Black Magic
ALBUM: Anathema
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Antidote
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Paradoxx
SONG: Witch Hunt (Black Plague Mix)
ALBUM: Contamination Paradoxx Remixxed
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Magic Moments
ALBUM: Cowboy
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Empire State Human
SONG: The Witch
ALBUM: Cycles
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Secession
SONG: The Magician
ALBUM: A Dark Enchantment
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Ganymede
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Euromantique (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2001

C’mon… you knew this song was coming! LOL

ARTIST: The Police
SONG: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
ALBUM: Every Breath You Take: The Singles
YEAR: 1986 (song)

ARTIST: Austra
SONG: Spellwork
ALBUM: Feel It Break
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Magic Powder
ALBUM: The French Machine
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Restricted Area
SONG: Magic Memories
ALBUM: Fun and Fearless
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Gold
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: The Icicle Works
SONG: In the Cauldron of Love
ALBUM: The Icicle Works
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Dynamic Destony
SONG: This Magic Moment
ALBUM: Kisses In The Evening
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Equatronic
SONG: Moonspell
ALBUM: La Mode Depeche: The Best of 1996-2008
YEAR: 2008 (album)

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Ladyhawke
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Ladytron
SONG: Light & Magic
ALBUM: Light & Magic
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Miss FD
SONG: Love Magick
ALBUM: Love Magick (Single)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Witchcraft
ALBUM: Lullaby
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Parralox
SONG: Supermagic
ALBUM: Metropolis (Master Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Ian McCulloch
SONG: Magical World
ALBUM: Mysterio
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: The Witching Hour
ALBUM: Nigredo
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Ego Likeness
SONG: Burn Witch Burn
ALBUM: The Order of the Reptile
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: New Clear Sky
SONG: The Stuff of Magick
ALBUM: Psychodrama
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Hearts of Black Science
SONG: Witches
ALBUM: Signal (2CD Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: XTC
SONG: Summer’s Cauldron
ALBUM: Skylarking
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Nevarakka
SONG: Magical Moments
ALBUM: Soft (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Eternity Range
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Solitude
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Moulin Noir
SONG: Spellbound (Run Level Zero Mix)
ALBUM: The White Room
YEAR: 2001

Music Time! “Sleep” Edition. 7/23/16

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Apparently my body and brain think I’m still in Mountain time and I should wake up at 0600. While something startled me awake (probably a jackass slamming his car door), I couldn’t get back to sleep. So here I am… awake. Wanting sleep…

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Sleep When I’m Dead
ALBUM: 4:13 Dream
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Apoptygma Berzerk
SONG: Half Asleep
ALBUM: 7
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Stray
SONG: Sleep As Metaphor
ALBUM: Abuse By Proxy
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: School of Seven Bells
SONG: Half Asleep
ALBUM: Alpinisms (Special Edition)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: SleepDreamSleep (Alternate)
ALBUM: Alternates And Remixes
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Evil’s Toy
SONG: From Above Comes Sleep
ALBUM: Angels Only
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: The Creatures
SONG: Don’t Go to Sleep without Me
ALBUM: Anima Animus
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Edge of Dawn
SONG: In Your Sleep
ALBUM: Anything That Gets You Through The Night
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Cruxshadows
SONG: Sleepless
ALBUM: As the Dark Against My Halo
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Deviant UK
SONG: Wide Asleep
ALBUM: Barbed Wire Saints
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Lights of Euphoria
SONG: Sleepwalking
ALBUM: Beyond Subconsciousness
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Liquid Divine
SONG: Sleepwalk
ALBUM: Black Box (Expanded)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Anders Manga
SONG: At Dawn They Sleep
ALBUM: Blood Lush
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Collide
SONG: Dreamsleep
ALBUM: Chasing The Ghost
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: How Can You Sleep
ALBUM: Compass (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Conjure One
SONG: Sleep
ALBUM: Conjure One
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Simple Minds
SONG: Sleeping Girl
ALBUM: Cry
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Ayria
SONG: Kiss Me Goodnight As I’m Falling Asleep
ALBUM: Debris (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Moulin Noir
SONG: I Can’t Sleep
ALBUM: Descending
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Say Y
SONG: Sleeping Under a Bridge
ALBUM: A Digital Fate
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Escape with Romeo
SONG: Sleepless Nights
ALBUM: Emotional Iceage (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Fiat Lux
SONG: Sleepless Nightmare
ALBUM: Fac Ut Vivas
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: No Time to Sleep
ALBUM: FH4
YEAR: 2013

Music Time! “Home” Edition. 7/20/16

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While traveling is always fun, it’s always great to finally get home. It was a long trip going after the monsoon with mostly a bust. A really cool storm in the distant south of Show Low, AZ and some rain and rainbows in Albuquerque. But the scenery of the desert and mountains definitely compensated for the general lack of storms. Of course AZ lit up after we left. LOL

So I’m home and some home music is good today…

I get to see these guys on 7/29 in Houston!

ARTIST: Anything Box
SONG: The Long Ride Home
ALBUM: 100% Air-Friendly Groove Pak EP
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: SYSTEM SYN
SONG: Homecoming
ALBUM: All Seasons Pass
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: No Place Like Home
ALBUM: Antidote
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Diorama
SONG: Home to Millions
ALBUM: Art of Creating Confusing Spirits
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Frozen Plasma
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Artificial (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: After the Fire
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: ATF
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Atlantique
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: And One
SONG: Back Home (Club Mix)
ALBUM: Back Home EP
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: The Endparty
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Beauty Always Leaves
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: BOI-NGO
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Chorus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Public Image Ltd.
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Compact Disc
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Code 64
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: Departure
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Disintegration
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Declaration
SONG: Welcome Home
ALBUM: Divine Design
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Pop Will Eat Itself
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Electrogenic
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: Double Exposure
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: A Place Called Home
ALBUM: The Falling Star (Expanded)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: James D Stark
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Fortress Of Solitude
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Grau Im Licht
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Drive Me Home
ALBUM: Hallowed & Hollow
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: My Way Home
ALBUM: Hearts And Machinery
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Heart-Shaped Tumor (CD Single)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Birthday Massacre
SONG: The Long Way Home
ALBUM: Hide and Seek
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: MOON.74
SONG: Coming Home
ALBUM: How I Feel
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Mobile Homes
SONG: Stay At Home
ALBUM: Hurt
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011