Music Time! “Waiting” Edition. 7/15/16

WAITING

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

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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! “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

Music Time! 4/16/16

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Sitting here watching the rain. What “rain” songs do I have? Well, let’s shuffle and see…

ARTIST: Bronski Beat
SONG: Hard Rain (Hundreds and Thousands Remix)
ALBUM: Age of Consent
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Duran Duran
SONG: Before The Rain
ALBUM: All You Need Is Now
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Social Ambitions
SONG: Rain
ALBUM: Almost Gone
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Under the Rain
ALBUM: Atlantique
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Escape With Romeo
SONG: Helicopters in the Falling Rain
ALBUM: Autumn On Venus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: The Charlatans
SONG: (No One) Not Even The Rain
ALBUM: Between 10th and 11th
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Rain for 27 Days
ALBUM: Between The Eyes, Vol #2 1994
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: BeRain
SONG: Rain
ALBUM: Blackout
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Vangelis
SONG: Tears In Rain
ALBUM: Blade Runner Motion Picture Soundtrack
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Alphaville
SONG: Summer Rain
ALBUM: The Breathtaking Blue
YEAR: 1989

Marsheaux redid the entire A Broken Frame album by Depeche Mode and it’s brilliant! Seriously, go buy it if you missed the release last year! I’ll post the DM version next just because.

ARTIST: marsheaux
SONG: The Sun And The Rainfall
ALBUM: A Broken Frame
YEAR: 2015

The original by Depeche Mode that was redone so well by Marsheaux.

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: The Sun & the Rainfall
ALBUM: A Broken Frame (UK Version)
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: spektralized
SONG: In the Rain
ALBUM: Capture The Moment
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Peter Murphy
SONG: Mercy Rain
ALBUM: Cascade
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: The Comsat Angels
SONG: Pray for Rain
ALBUM: Chasing Shadows
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Solitary Experiments
SONG: Out In the Rain
ALBUM: Compendium 2
YEAR: 2010

Just realized I have almost 200 songs with the word “rain” in them. Obviously I can’t post all of them. So just a few more.

I introduced Suzie to The Crow about a month ago and she didn’t like it. Oh well, we can’t all be awesome all the time.

ARTIST: Jane Siberry
SONG: It Can’t Rain All the Time
ALBUM: The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: The Jesus And Mary Chain
SONG: Happy When It Rains
ALBUM: Darklands
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: Rain Bird
ALBUM: Earth, Sun, Moon
YEAR: 1987