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! “Waiting” Edition. 7/15/16

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So…. I’m just sitting here… waiting. Bored out of my mind since I took off from work. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

So some “waiting” music…

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: Aftermath
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Haberdashery
SONG: Patience Waiting
ALBUM: Alethia
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Abney Park
SONG: Waiting for You
ALBUM: Ancient World
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: XP8
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: The Art Of Revenge
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: The Pixies
SONG: I’ve Been Waiting For You
ALBUM: Complete ‘B’ Sides
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Expression
SONG: The Waiting Game
ALBUM: Conscience
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Celebrate the Nun
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: Continuous (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Cryo
SONG: Waiting for the Machine
ALBUM: Cryogenic (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Distorted Reality
SONG: I Am Waiting
ALBUM: Daydreams And Nightmares (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: The Lightning Seeds
SONG: Waiting For Today To Happen
ALBUM: Dizzy Heights
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: Waiting for the Flood
ALBUM: Earth, Sun, Moon
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Cruxshadows
SONG: Waiting to Leave
ALBUM: Ethernaut
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: The Fields Of Flesh EP
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: Waiting Alone
ALBUM: III
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Gene Loves Jezebel
SONG: Worth Waiting For
ALBUM: Immigrant (Special Edition)
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Somegirl
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: I’ve Been Known To Be Completely Wrong
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: Join the Dots – B Sides & Rarities (1978 – 2001)
YEAR: 1996 (song)

ARTIST: mind.in.a.box
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: Lost Alone
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Halo Effect
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: New Romantic Industry (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2008

Music Time! “World Goth Day” Edition. 5/22/16

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It’s World Goth Day! I never considered myself “Goth.” I do love a lot of Goth bands. I was more “New Wave” and had a greater affinity for Synthpop than I did Goth. Some of the bands that many consider to be “Goth” were not ones that I considered Goth or were what I considered barely Goth. But there is no denying that Goth culture and bands did influence me to a degree growing up.

So with that said… let’s listen to some Goth music (even from bands that I don’t consider to be Goth, but are listed as such).

First up is The Mission or The Mission UK as some call them here in the States. I first heard this song on Night Tracks (WTBS) waaaaaaaaaaay back. The song was Tower of Strength and I immediately fell in love with the sound and the vocals. I went out and bough the album Children the next day.

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Tower of Strength
ALBUM: Children (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1988

Next up is a band that I absolutely love. I never considered L&R to be “Goth,” but a lot of people do. Perhaps it’s because of their roots in Bauhaus? Nevertheless, they’re considered Goth by the “experts,” so here there are. One of my favorite albums by L&R is Earth, Sun, Moon. The acoustic aspects really sit well with me and every song on the album I turned into a karaoke version.

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: No New Tale to Tell
ALBUM: Earth, Sun, Moon
YEAR: 1987

Next up is a band who is definitely Goth. So many great songs, not just that larger audiences may know, but the songs that aren’t played in clubs. Amazing musicians and the deep dark vocals pull you in.

ARTIST: The Sisters of Mercy
SONG: This Corrosion
ALBUM: Slight Case of Overbombing, A: Greatest Hits, Volume 1
YEAR: 1993 (album)

Next up is a band who I considered more on the edge of post-punk than Goth, but they got the rap, so we’ll run with it. Most people know “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” as it’s been redone what seems like a gazillion times by other bands. It’s a great song, but my favorite is Warsaw for some reason. I don’t know why, it just is. While the suicide of Ian ended Joy Division, there was a light at the end of that tunnel in New Order.

ARTIST: Joy Division
SONG: Warsaw
ALBUM: An Ideal for Living EP
YEAR: 1978

Next up is one of my all-time favorite bands. Their music meant so much to me. Along with all of their side projects and working with Robert Smith. They had me Spellbound!

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

Next up is another one of my all-time favorite bands. When Peter Murphy went solo that created another one of my all-time favorite bands. Such great musicians and vocalists all around. No denying the gothic nature of Bauhaus with songs like Bela Lugosi’s Dead, Dark Entries, etc. Burning from the Inside remains one of my favorite albums by Bauhaus that deserves to be listened to from beginning to end, non-stop.

ARTIST: Bauhaus
SONG: She’s In Parties
ALBUM: Burning from the Inside
YEAR: 1983

Next is absolutely my all-time favorite band. I’m still miffed that I missed them in Austin a bit ago, but $75 for nosebleed seats with no view of the stage? And those are the cheap seats? Yeah, I’ll pass. But that’s okay as I’ve seen them multiple times in my life. I’ll just smear my lipstick and sing warbling tones into a microphone to make myself feel better!

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Charlotte Sometimes
ALBUM: Charlotte Sometimes (Single)
YEAR: 1986

Next up is a band I never considered to be Goth, but I can understand why people place them in the category. To me there were ethereal and dreamy (not dreary). Maybe I’m being too strict on my definition of Goth? LOL

ARTIST: Cocteau Twins
SONG: Pandora
ALBUM: Treasure
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Black Tape for a Blue Girl
SONG: Knock Three Times
ALBUM: Halo Star
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: The Birthday Massacre
SONG: Midnight
ALBUM: Pins And Needles
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: clan of xymox
SONG: Back Door
ALBUM: Medusa
YEAR: 1986

The next band is not a band I would still consider Goth in the strictest sense, but they’re on the list and I lover them regardless of how they’re classified. I had the pleasure of seeing them at DragonCon and can’t wait to see them again! They really are an awesome band that you should check out (all of their albums).

ARTIST: Cruxshadows
SONG: Children In Black
ALBUM: Night Crawls In
YEAR: 1993

Next up is a band I really considered more New Age for most of their albums, but they’re on the list. Given some of their more darker songs, that doesn’t surprise me. While I love all of their stuff, there are two songs that stick to me emotionally: one for a silly reason (it was in the movie The Mist during the suicide scene), and the other for a better reason (it was playing on the radio when I arrived back in the States from the Navy to see my newborn twin daughters).

ARTIST: Dead Can Dance
SONG: The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
ALBUM: Into the Labyrinth
YEAR: 1993

These guys were more New Wave to me than Goth, but they’re on the list…

ARTIST: Lords of the New Church
SONG: Open Your Eyes
ALBUM: Lords of the New Church
YEAR: 1982