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! “LOVE” Edition (Part Two)! 6/14/16

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Earlier I posted Part One of the “LOVE” edition of my music shuffle. My Facebook feed has been full of hatred from many sides of many arguments and issues and I’ve just had enough. I also learned today that my daughter frequented Pulse in Orlando. I just don’t have the time or the inclination to deal with people’s hatred. So with that said… here are some more “love” songs from my library…

ARTIST: Missing Persons
SONG: Hello, I Love You
ALBUM: The Best of Missing Persons
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Droid Bishop
SONG: In Your Love
ALBUM: Beyond The Blue
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: The Sundays
SONG: Love
ALBUM: Blind
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: And One
SONG: Love You To the End
ALBUM: Bodypop
YEAR: 2006

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

ARTIST: The Shamen
SONG: L.S.I. Love Sex Intelligence
ALBUM: Boss Drum
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: The B-52’s
SONG: Summer of Love
ALBUM: Bouncing Off the Satellites
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: boyfriendgirlfriend
SONG: Down in the Love
ALBUM: Boyfriendgirlfriend EP
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Conetik
SONG: Lovesong 1
ALBUM: Carbon Elektriq V2
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Sea of Love
ALBUM: Carved In Sand (Limited Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Blaqk Audio
SONG: Semiotic Love
ALBUM: Cexcells
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Eve’s Plum
SONG: Loved By You
ALBUM: Cherry Alive
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Inter-Connection
SONG: Breathing Love
ALBUM: Chrome
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Get That Love
ALBUM: Close To The Bone
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Echo Image
SONG: Messing With Love
ALBUM: Compuphonic
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Beloved
SONG: Rock to the Rhythm of Love
ALBUM: Conscience
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: Love Is All That Matters
ALBUM: Crash
YEAR: 1986

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

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: Outbreak of Love
ALBUM: Earth and Sun and Moon
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Ambra Red
SONG: The Complete Love Story
ALBUM: Electronic Creations For Special People
YEAR: 2010

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! Water Edition… 5/14/16

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So we got a little water logged today, so what’s the shuffle got for “water?” We got soaked. By soaked I mean standing in a cold waterfall with clothes on for an hour followed by full blown pneumonia 30 minutes later. The rain came on hard and we had to scramble to get the canopy down, everything packed up, into the car, and then get ourselves in. We weren’t fast enough and the rain was too hard and too fast. Drenched!

ARTIST: Legacy of Music
SONG: Oil & Water
ALBUM: [ex]pedition
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Alpha Conspiracy
SONG: Waterfall
ALBUM: Aura
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Hostile Waters
ALBUM: Aviator (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Underworld
SONG: Moon In Water
ALBUM: Barking
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Simple Minds
SONG: Waterfront
ALBUM: The Best of Simple Minds
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Akanoid
SONG: Water Drop
ALBUM: Best Off
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Still Waters
ALBUM: Close to the Bone
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Public Image Ltd.
SONG: Blue Water
ALBUM: Commercial Zone
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Android Lust
SONG: Water Whispers
ALBUM: Crater Vol. 1
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Clan of Xymox
SONG: Waterfront
ALBUM: Creatures
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Gene Loves Jezebel
SONG: Down to the Water
ALBUM: Discover (Special Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: The Same Deep Water as You
ALBUM: Disintegration
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Tears for Fears
SONG: Fish Out of Water
ALBUM: Elemental
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Escape With Romeo
SONG: Open Water
ALBUM: Emotional Iceage (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Arch
SONG: Waterfall
ALBUM: Engine In Void (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: The Echoing Green
SONG: Waterfall
ALBUM: Evergreen Collection, The: The Collected Works Of The Echoing Green 1994–2001
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Austra
SONG: Shoot the Water
ALBUM: Feel it Break
YEAR: 2011

Music Time! “Saturday” Edition, 4/30/16

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It’s Saturday Night! What am I doing? Not a damn thing. I’m sitting at home processing and editing music because I just don’t feel like going out! I wonder what I have with “Saturday” in it…

ARTIST: BAK XIII
SONG: Saturday Night
ALBUM: Ibi Deficit Orbis
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Crowded House
SONG: Saturday Sun
ALBUM: Intriguer
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: 10:15 Saturday Night
ALBUM: Boys Don’t Cry
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Cut Copy
SONG: Saturdays
ALBUM: Bright Like Neon Love
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Equatronic
SONG: Saturday In Silesia
ALBUM: Unreleased
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: I Love Saturday
ALBUM: I Say I Say I Say
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: The New Division
SONG: Saturday Night
ALBUM: Shadows (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
SONG: Saturday Night Fever
ALBUM: Bilingual – Further Listening 1995-1997 (Special Edition)
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: rational youth
SONG: Saturdays In Silesia
ALBUM: Cold War Nightlife
YEAR: 1982