A not so daily record of the soundtrack to my life.

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Expansion?

So yeah, I’m thinking about expanding this blog to include other things BESIDES music. Like, movies, art, humour, video games, etc. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while because I don’t think I post on a frequent enough basis with this blog, so having more things to blog about would increase my output.

My average hits per day has been steadily declining as well. I get around 100 views per day now, and only have 26 people who’ve subscribed to the blog updates. I want to thank those amazing guys and gals for taking the time to visit this blog.

I’m not sure if I’ll just ditch this blog and start the new one, or try to transfer all these posts over (which would take  forever). If you’ve got any advice, hit me up using the contact buttons over in the sidebar :)

Here’s some cool music videos, so this post won’t be completely useless.

BASEMENT JAXX – “FEELINGS GONE (FEAT. SAM SPARRO)

THE TEMPER TRAP – “SCIENCE OF FEAR”

PATO POOH – “FOLLOW ME”

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – “MY GIRLS”

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Random Tuesdays! Vol. 5

Sorry about the lack of new posts lately. I guess I’ve been enjoying my summer a little tooo much!I hope you guys have as well :P

In any case, here are some random favorites for this week.

ROBERT FRANCIS – “JUNEBUG”                         Genre: Alternative

“I remember everything. That was love I could not keep. You were beautiful then. I’m still in too deep.”

WAITING FOR EVANGELINE – “SYSTEM MALFUNCTION”                         Genre:Rock

“To make a change, you’ve got to raise your voice sometimes.”

EXAMPLE – “WATCH THE SUN COME UP (DEVIL’S GUN ZEITGEIST REMIX)”                         Genre: Electronic

“I want another day with you.”

MALUCA – “LOCA”                         Genre: Dance

ADD N TO (X) – “TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER”                         Genre: Electronic


Random Tuesdays! Vol. 4

The madness continues. Here are some random favorites for this week.


MSTRKRFT – HEARTBREAKER (FEAT. JOHN LEGEND)                         Genre: Electronic / R&B

“All my friends said  you’d break my heart.”

AIRSHIP – ALGEBRA                         Genre: Alternative

“No, we can’t shake this. There’s something else.”

SUPERBIEN – STEP INTO THE SENSORY BOX                         Genre: Ambient

U-N-I – LAND OF THE KINGS                         Genre: Hip Hop

“No time for sleep, you know it’s a relative of death.”

SHINICHI OSAWA – ELECTRO 411                         Genre: Electronic

P.S. – Watch FULL screen for extra seizures…


Summer: It Is Upon Us!

Okay, so maybe I’m a little early, but I’m in full summer mode now that finals are over and school is out. So I’ve been searching far and wide (kinda) to find some cool songs to blast obnoxiously (not really) out of my car stereo on my way to the beach this summer. Here are some early favorites.

PASSION PIT – SLEEPYHEAD

FRENCH HORN REBELLION – BEACHES AND FRIENDS (HEY CHAMP REMIX)

CHILDISH GAMBINO – BITCH, LOOK AT ME NOW

If this track sounds familiar, it’s because he samples the song “Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear.

PHOENIX – LASSO (TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB REMIX)

FOALS – THIS ORIENT

Hopefully this will be a good summer for music. Leave me suggestions!

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Random Tuesdays! Vol. 3

So uhm, yeah. I was feeling a little under the weather yesterday, which is why I had absolutely no desire to do anything that required physical or mental effort whatsoever. So this comes a day late, but in case you have happened to stumble upon this page today feel free to bask in the fleeting glory that is: Random Tuesday

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – “HEY JOE”                         Genre: Classic Rock

“Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?”

PHOENIX – “LOVE LIKE A SUNSET”                         Genre: Alternative

Watch it in FULL SCREEN.

“A visible illusion, oh, where it starts and ends. Love like a sunset.”

MEMORYHOUSE – “LATELY”                         Genre: Alternative

If this song sounds familiar it might be because it samples “Phone Call” by Jon Brion, which was used in the soundtrack for the film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

“Lately, my heart’s been breaking.”

DEADMAU5 – “STROBE (RADIO EDIT)”                         Genre: Electronic

ENTER SHIKARI – “SORRY, YOU’RE NOT A WINNER”                         Genre: Rock

“What have you got to lose, but false intentions and a life so pretentious.”


Random Tuesdays! Vol. 2

Week two of the random inconsistency that is my musical taste. Enjoy?

DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH? – “DAWN OF THE DEAD”                         Genre: Alternative

“Today I stood and walked away, I’m never coming back this way”

JOHNNY FOREIGNER – “SALT, PEPPA, AND SPINDERELLA”                         Genre: Pop

“Bring out the real fun, turn on the real drums.”

NEAKO – “THREE FINGERS TO THE SUN”                         Genre: Hip Hop

“Bigger dreams, bigger callin’. That’s why I keep runnin’ and y’all crawlin'”

Yes, that’s “Lisztomania” by Phoenix, he’s using as a sample. CHECK IT OUT if you haven’t already.

PRINCE – “I WOULD DIE 4 U”                         Genre: Pop

“I’m not your lover, I’m not your friend. I am something that you’ll never comprehend”

DELPHIC – “THIS MOMENTARY”                         Genre: Electronic

“Let’s do something real.”


How’d He Do That? – Jason Derulo Samples Imogen Heap


Jason Derulo and Imogen Heap

So, being the music nerd that I am, I decided to figure out exactly how Jason Derulo sampled “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap for his “Whatcha Say” song. Took me like five minutes! :D I recorded the process and posted it on YouTube for internet posterity :-B

All I did was increase the pitch of Immi’s original by 10.29% and the tempo by 15%