Synthentral 20170806

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Zola Jesus, Synthetische Lebensform, iVardensphere, SINE, Nite Jewel, Dekad, Mechanical Cabaret, Holocoder, Conscience, †LO?SGS†, DEVO, Neuroticfish, Les Anges De La Nuit, Room 1202, Noble Valley, Moist, Vincenzo Salvia, Grausame Töchter, Colony 5, Kidneythieves, Blancmange, Iambia, Clan Of Xymox, Fredrik Croona, The Endparty, Carpenter Brut, Static Shore, Ghostfeeder, and A Spell Inside!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Synthentral 20170704: July 4th Special!

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode is a special July 4th with songs about Independence, Freedom, Revolution, Rebels, and all that stuff. The song called Freedom may be about freedom from a person instead of freedom from tyranny, but in reality, those two freedoms are one in the same.

Today’s episode features music by Figures On A Beach, Apoptygma Berzerk, Miss FD, Ruined Conflict, Cryo, Atlantic Popes, Funker Vogt, Provision, Psy’Aviah, Ayria, DE/VISION, Destroid, The Comsat Angels, Alice in Videoland, Wideband Network, [:SITD:], Colony 5, Mindless Faith, Endless Shame, Cut Copy, Whiteqube, Velvet Acid Christ, Covenant, Ruined Conflict, Bigod 20, and Modulate!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Music Time! “July 4th” Edition. 7/4/16

It’s been a while since I posted some music. Since today is July 4th, I’m going with music about Independence, Freedom, Treason, Rebellion, etc. So let’s see what MediaMonkey comes up with!

Happy 4th to everyone! Please stay cool and safe as you celebrate today. Lots of heat issues out there, so stay hydrated and watch for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Oh, and keep your pets cool as well.

ARTIST: Figures on a Beach
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Figures on a Beach
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Apoptygma Berzerk
SONG: Rebel
ALBUM: 7
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Miss FD
SONG: Rebel Apprentice
ALBUM: Monsters In The Industry
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Ruined Conflict
SONG: Treason
ALBUM: A.R.M.O.R (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Cryo
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Mixed Emotions
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Distorted Reality
SONG: Rebel Yell
ALBUM: Daydreams And Nightmares (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Atlantic Popes
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Atlantic Popes
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Civil War
ALBUM: Execution Tracks
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Provision
SONG: A New Revolution
ALBUM: A New Revolution
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Neon Electronics
SONG: Road to Freedom
ALBUM: NE
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Song Of Independence
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

Don’t forget to check out Ayria on tour! She’ll be in Austin in December at Elysium Austin and I can’t wait to finally see her in concert!

ARTIST: Ayria
SONG: Selling-Rebellion
ALBUM: Flicker
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Void
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Destroid
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Loudspeaker
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Comsat Angels
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Waiting for a Miracle
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Alice in Videoland
SONG: We Are Rebels
ALBUM: She’s A Machine
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Wideband Network
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Universe (Extended Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: [:SITD:]
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Dunkelziffer (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Colony 5
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Lifeline
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Mindless Faith
SONG: Independence Day (Version)
ALBUM: Medication For The Misinformed
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Endless Shame
SONG: Rebel Girl
ALBUM: Generation Blind (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Cut Copy
SONG: Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution
ALBUM: Zonoscope
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Violent Femmes
SONG: American Music
ALBUM: Add It Up (1981-1993)
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Whiteqube
SONG: Revolution Riot
ALBUM: Panic, Rage, Riot, Revolt! EP
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Bad Religion
SONG: American Dream
ALBUM: How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Revolution 101
ALBUM: Neuralblastoma
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: We Want Revolution
ALBUM: Northern Light
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Hymn (For America)
ALBUM: Children (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: Be the Revolution
ALBUM: Hot Trip to Heaven
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Ruined Conflict
SONG: Rebellion
ALBUM: Revolutionary Mayhem
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Bigod 20
SONG: America
ALBUM: Steel Works
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Companion In Crime (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Falco
SONG: America
ALBUM: Greatest Hits
YEAR: 1999 (album)

ARTIST: Modulate
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Detonation (Extended Version)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: An American Dream
ALBUM: Express
YEAR: 1986

And finally the perfect American song for today’s social and political environment in America:

ARTIST: Green Day
SONG: American Idiot
ALBUM: American Idiot
YEAR: 2004

Music Time 2/8/16

It’s time to put the MediaMonkey on shuffle again and see what comes out! This shuffle is from 2/8/16.

ARTIST: Collide
SONG: Frozen
ALBUM: Chasing the Ghost
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Vicious Pink
SONG: The Spaceship is Over There
ALBUM: Vicious Pink
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Creatures
SONG: Strolling Wolf
ALBUM: Boomerang
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Young Galaxy
SONG: Cover Your Tracks
ALBUM: Shapeshifting
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: New Order
SONG: Confusion (Koma and Bones New Vocal Mix)
ALBUM: Retro – Disc 3 – Club
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Colony 5
SONG: Follow Your Heart (Radio Edit)
ALBUM: Follow Your Heart EP
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Gentleman Junkie
SONG: The One for Me
ALBUM: Soul to Soul
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Code 64
SONG: Starchaser
ALBUM: Departure
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Infam
SONG: The Way of Pleasure
ALBUM: Infam
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Crocodile Shop
SONG: Soviet
ALBUM: Everything is Dead and Gone
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Kidneythieves
SONG: Taxi Cab Messiah
ALBUM: Trickster
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Zynic
SONG: Soul for Sale (Neuropa Remix) (BTW, Neuropa, who did this remix, is an awesome band as well!)
ALBUM: Fire Walk With Me
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Rotersand
SONG: By the Waters
ALBUM: Welcome to Goodbye
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Joy Division
SONG: Glass
ALBUM: Still
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: The Knife
SONG: Still Light
ALBUM: Silent Shroud
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Anoraak
SONG: Midnight Sunset
ALBUM: Wherever the Sun Sets
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Freezepop
SONG: Science Genius Girl
ALBUM: Freezepop Forever
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: The Sugarcubes
SONG: Tidal Wave
ALBUM: Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: Darkflow
ALBUM: Bruise
YEAR: 2012

BWAHAHA: 5/24 – 5/30

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 5/24 – 5/30: The news hyped the shit out of the Camel Toe Meteor Shower: the shower that had never been to Earth before. I sat out in my yard for 45 minutes and all I saw was lightning bugs. So a big fuck you to the Universe.

I went and saw Maleficent Friday the 30th and I really enjoyed it (no spoilers here, I promise). Reading some of the criticisms online I can’t help but wonder what people thought they were getting? Did they think they were going to see an M Night Shyamalanadingdong movie? Were they expecting JJ Abrams? Michael Bay? It was a Disney movie and if you expected anything but a Disney movie then you should be doing a critique of yourself. This was a pure Disney movie through and through and it was done beautifully. It passed the Bechdel Test with flying colors. The amazing part was the lack of clear and defined roles of good and evil, with characters being both and dealing with those internal struggles. Angelina Jolie nailed the role and was incredible. The movie is dark and has a lot of death in it (you never see the deaths happen: it’s insinuated or you see afterwards (think Dumbledore’s fall and then you see him on the ground but never see him hit the ground), but dark is not new for Disney. Was the movie Amazing? Of course not, it’s a Disney movie. Was it good? You betcha! One thing I can consistently count on is that if critics hate a movie, I know I’m going to like it and if they love a movie (or it’s nominated for Best Picture) then I know I’m probably going to hate it.

The scariest part of Maleficent was the teaser for the new Cinderella movie being released in 2015.

5/24

Meteor! Never mind, lightning bug. Meteor! Never mind, lightning bug. Meteor! Fucking lightning bugs.

Ghost peppers in mac & cheese with hot sausage? Oh yeah… I’m on fire. But it’s a good spontaneous combustion.

My article “My First Threesome” was published in The Rocket Wrangler. TRW is where local comedians post their funny articles and fake news.

5/25

I was passing someone doing 10 under in the left lane and Colony 5’s song “Unaware” started playing. #AwesomeCoincidence

5/28

I really hate getting sick. More than I hate being sick. I’m not a fan of suspense.

5/29

“How was I supposed to know that everyone would call me out for wearing white?”

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It suddenly dawned on Nicole why she was so cold.

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And here we have someone who clearly wasn’t very good at Pitfall on the Atari 2600.

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After tons of criticism from earlier teaser pics, the new TMNT movie has taken a new route to attract new fans.

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Thanks evolution for evolving the virus that attacked me yesterday. And thanks for the immune system that kicked the virus’ ass last night!

Thoughts of fleeing were dashed upon discovering the only two fit officers on the force manning the DUI checkpoint.

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Steve thought he had the most amazing hose in the universe.

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Meanwhile… in the Libertarian utopia… (Wait, there’d be no roads in the Libertarian Utopia)

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I fatwa in your general direction!

5/30

Fifteen minutes later I was arrested for beating the shit out of a cat.

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I think I know where the nozzle goes… but does it take unleaded or diesel?

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Who needs a high school diploma when you can work at a grocery store bakery?

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No one was going to get free coffee as long as McDougal was on watch!

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The spice rack in the Thai restaurant fell on top of me. I’m physically fine, but totally Thai dyed.

I have a guest at my front door. He’s not moving. #MexicanStandoff

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The restaurant: hot. Candy store: hot. Theater: hot. My house: hot. Did all the A/C’s break down? I’m now looking for the Happy Toyz truck.

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So Disney is remaking Cinderella (2015 release). I’m skeptically intrigued and ruefully mused.

So that’s how new My Little Ponies are made…

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