Synthentral! 20170127

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Music Time!

EBMI have almost 35,000 MP3’s in my collection and that collection grows by hundreds each week. The majority of my music is Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, New Wave, Goth, Punk, Electroclash, Electronica, Darkwave, Shoegaze, and Synthpop (loving the Synthpop Revival going on right now). I even have a bit of EDM and Techno mixed in there as well as some Alternative (mostly old-school alternative back when it was actually alternative and not mainstream. Now that Alternative is mainstream, shouldn’t we call it something else?)

One thing I started doing on Facebook was posting what my MediaMonkey is playing on shuffle. I did this to start introducing people to new music and new bands. The bands out there need fans to help them make money and to spread their amazing music. Not everyone will be a fan of the music I listen to. It’s not Top 40 trendy stuff. You won’t hear it on KISS FM. You may not even hear it on KROQ.

I support the bands and go to the concerts any time they’re in my area. Most of the bands I listen to care about their fans and will actually comment and reply when you post on their page or mention their band in a post. Half the times I post a band’s song, the band likes my post. I’ve even become friends with band members by supporting their bands and going to their shows. When is the last time Janet Jackson or Kanye West liked your post or commented on it? When’s the last time a Top 40 band mentioned you by name on a Facebook post?

So anyway, I’ve decided that I’m going to post my shuffles here as well with links to YouTube videos of the songs I’ve played. Give them a listen: to both the older and newer bands. Discover bands you haven’t heard of before and support them by buying their CDs and music (especially if you can buy it from their web page or bandcamp instead of through a label). Go to their shows when they come to your town. Find the scene in your town and join up! Make sure you get in on bandsintown and songkick to keep up with the bands you like and get notified when they come into town.

With that said, here is the first shuffle I did from 2/4. It was a small one that got me interested in doing this.

ARTIST: Magic Sword
SONG: Sword of Truth
ALBUM: Magic Sword
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Siouxsie & the Banshees
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Juju
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Backlash
SONG: Blind
ALBUM: Impetus
YEAR: 2001

Here’s the shuffle from 2/7. Getting likes and comments, so keeping it up and doing more of them.

ARTIST: Title
SONG: Wednesday
ALBUM: Moonfly
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Harmjoy
SONG: My Tears Fall
ALBUM: Silver Lining Of The Mushroom Cloud
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Accessory
SONG: Keen Girl
ALBUM: Underbeat
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Jullan
SONG: Love Somebody
ALBUM: Pulse
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Black Heaven
SONG: MMVII
ALBUM: Negativ
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Shiv-r
SONG: Pharmaceutical Grade (Skyla Vertex Remix)
ALBUM: Shadow Between Worlds
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Moon.74
SONG: Moonlanding
ALBUM: Newborn
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: B!Machine
SONG: Two Paths
ALBUM: Hybrid
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Camouflage
SONG: I Can’t Feel You
ALBUM: Sensor
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: 32Crash
SONG: Propaganda
ALBUM: Weird News From An Uncertain Future
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Halo Effect
SONG: Their G.O.D. (A.D.A.C. 8286 Remix)
ALBUM: Their G.O.D. (Remixes Single)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: The Dead Milkmen
SONG: I Tripped Over The Ottoman
ALBUM: Metaphysical Graffiti
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Decoded Feedback
SONG: Corrosion
ALBUM: Technophoby
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: Wings of Ecstasy
ALBUM: Response
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Reject
ALBUM: Navigator
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Hidden Place
SONG: United
ALBUM: Fantasia Meccanica
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Celebrate the Nun
SONG: Patience
ALBUM: Continuous
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: EMF
SONG: Long Summer Days
ALBUM: Schubert Dip
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Oberkorn (It’s a Small Town)
ALBUM: The Meaning of Love (CD Single)
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: The Jesus & Mary Chain
SONG: Some Candy Talking
ALBUM: The Power Of Negative Thinking: B-Sides And Rarities
YEAR: 2008 (Remastered Release)

ARTIST: Necro Facility
SONG: Ignite
ALBUM: Wintermute
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Ambra Red
SONG: We Real Cool
ALBUM: Electronic Creations For Special People
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Panic Lift
SONG: Shelter
ALBUM: Witness To Our Collapse
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Xenturion Prime
SONG: Vermilion
ALBUM: Mecha Rising
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: The Farm
SONG: Sweet Inspiration
ALBUM: Spartacus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Dpoint
SONG: Jesus Time
ALBUM: Dpoint
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: The Charlatans UK
SONG: Only One I Know
ALBUM: Some Friendly
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: Outside World
ALBUM: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Nebula-H
SONG: Andalusion
ALBUM: H2O
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: The Ocean Blue
SONG: Between Something and Nothing
ALBUM: Ocean Blue
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: The Crystalline Effect
SONG: Primitive Line
ALBUM: Glass
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Moenia
SONG: Me Equivoque
ALBUM: Solar
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Flesh Field
SONG: Conquer Me
ALBUM: Belief Control
YEAR: 2001

BWAHAHA: 8/2 – 8/8

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 8/2 – 8/8: Well this week was horrible for my normal job, but at least I finally resolved the problems by the end of the week and was able to enjoy my weekend: date night with my girlfriend, got to see a play (Bare), games with friends, mowing the lawn (I consider that a relaxing event since I ride a John Deere mower), and playing some Skyrim. We saw Into the Storm, the new tornado disaster movie (yes, I wore my Alabama Storm Chasers t-shirt). I wrote a review of the movie after seeing what I thought was some unfair criticism of the film. There’s plenty of legitimate criticisms of the film, there’s no reason to get unfair on it.

Okay, seriously, if you do not know the answer to something, then do not guess or make shit up. I read 76 comments of people guessing at what a spider was (pic posted by someone on a Facebook group) and only one guessed sort of right. Unfortunately, I’m not in the group, so I could not give this person the right answer. The spider was nephila clavipes and they are gorgeous (seriously, do a Google search for nephila clavipes). Oh, and what you call a banana spider IS NOT A FUCKING BANANA SPIDER! UGH! (BTW, this is an actual “banana spider:” Phoneutria fera)

OTHER STUFF

I hate when people guess when they don’t know. Just say, “I don’t know.” It’s OK. “I don’t know” is often a precursor to “Let’s find out!”

I made the mistake of wearing black to pick up the dog from the groomers. Now I have more hair than the dog.

The Happy Mondays were playing in the theater bathroom. The Happy Mondays! On the radio! In Huntsville, AL! Weird, yet awesome. And then to top it off, The Farm were playing inside the restaurant! Did Alabama suddenly discover music other than Top 40 crap and Country?

Going to see Into the Storm on Friday. Sure, I’ll cringe at some of the bad science, but I’m expecting to love the movie because, you know, it has tornadoes and shit in it.

My review of Into the Storm.

Yes, I wore my Alabama Storm Chasers t-shirt to see Into the Storm!

Yes, I wore my Alabama Storm Chasers t-shirt to see Into the Storm!

140 CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS

The #ISS is moving at 17,144 MPH. Someone’s gonna get a speeding ticket when flying over Alabama! #CantDrive55

I feel like I should be watching CNN for over-dramatic coverage accompanied by scary graphics and music, but I’m resisting. #Iselle

Just saw two guys kissing on stage… And I didn’t get an erection, turn gay, or want to leave my girlfriend. #DisappointingGayAgenda

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Clingy Butt Hairs Not Included #ShartToys @midnight

Power Through It Rangers #ShartToys @midnight

LEGO Brick. #ShartToys @midnight

Battleshit #ShartToys @midnight

Pooperation #ShartToys @midnight

Razor Kick Folding Pooter #ShartToys @midnight

Deuces Wild #ShartToys @midnight

Plinkin’ Logs #ShartToys @midnight

Spelunking Barbie: With Real Guano! #ShartToys @midnight

Jem and the Meadow Muffins #ShartToys @midnight

Mousecrap #ShartToys @midnight

Loop de Poop Racers #ShartToys @midnight

#IntoTheStorm – still a better love story than #Twilight

CAPTION CENTRAL

Here I am, just mining my own business.

Here I am, just mining my own business.

I'm gonna take you by surprise and make you realize, Oh Manta!

I’m gonna take you by surprise and make you realize, Oh Manta!

Flower Power.

Flower Power.

This guy should win wingman of the year award or... his wingman should be fired.

This guy should win wingman of the year award or… his wingman should be fired.

Schools Districts have asked stores for help in eliminating guns at school.

Schools Districts have asked stores for help in eliminating guns at school.

"We then grind the capitalist pigs into tasty pork substitute."

“We then grind the capitalist pigs into tasty pork substitute.”

Go rafting they said. You can get away from people and enjoy the outdoors they said.

Go rafting they said. You can get away from people and enjoy the outdoors they said.

Look, it's the adult version of the ice cream truck! Nothing better than Shopping Cart BBQ! #MmmMmmGood

Look, it’s the adult version of the ice cream truck! Nothing better than Shopping Cart BBQ! #MmmMmmGood

Farm, The

“Good Morning Sinners” by Farm, The.

Listen to this Song!

Words by Peter Hooton. Music by Peter Hooton and Carl Hunter. © 1992 EMI Music Publishing, Inc. and Virgin Music Inc. ASCAP

If you listen to a story
If you’ve got the time to spare
A story of factory fodder
A story that really could scare
From the playing fields of Harrow
Came an image of what should be
Hail Jerusalem, Milton and Keats
What did Latin mean to me

Never going to reach that State of Grace…

Values from Victorian England
Taken to the wastelands of urban decay
How do you think you would ever succeed
In the minds of the new breed

Never going to reach that State of Grace…

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

“Over Again” by Farm, The.

Words by Peter Hooton, music by Peter Hooton and Steve Grimes. © 1992 EMI Music Publishing, Inc. and Virgin Music Inc. ASCAP

Don’t really understand where you’re coming from
Don’t really wanna know what side you’re on
Don’t give a damn about what you’re fighting for
Don’t wanna hear about it anymore

Over and over again, It’ll happen over again…

Don’t wanna know about your religion
Rather hear people singing a rebel song
Don’t wanna know about your love and hate
You won’t see me outside those pearly gates

Over and over again, It’ll happen over again…