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I can't decide...

Who my favorite band is right now.

The Killers - amazing album and I heart their "Mr. Brightside" video so damn much. (PS - What is the name of their band in the video? Is it "The Genius Sex Axes" or something like that? Enlightenment, please! And is that Scarlett Johanssen glimpsed briefly among the johns?!)

Weezer - The "Beverly Hills" video is to die for. So much fun. And the best "driving in the car and singing along" song so far this year.

Queens of the Stone Age** - Ooh, I love their new song, "Little Sister." And in the video, Joshua Homme (mmm, another Josh!) is wearing a sleeveless shirt and a black band around his arm and for some reason that's just the sexiest thing ever. And when they all sing "Ahhh, ahhhh," I'm gone. Solid gone! ;-D

New Order - New album! Squeeee!

Jimmy Eat World - Not only do I love so many of his songs, but I just realized he sings "Get it Faster," you know, "Cheating gets it faster..." Damn, I love that song so much! And then to realize he sang it just tripled my love.

Snow Patrol - Just DL'ed the whole album and I have a crush now. Yep.

Joseph Arthur - Through my amazing music hook-up (you know who you are - ;-D), I now have almost everything he's ever recorded. And every song seems like a perfect song for Jack or Sawyer or both. (Obsessed much?)

That is all for now. And dude, my inbox is sadly empty this week because a certain someone's computer is down. :-( POUT!

** ETA: In looking for a "Little Sister" mp3 (which I finally found - WOO!), came across this quote from Josh Homme: "The new Queens of the Stone Age album may be called Lullabies to Paralyze, but frontman Josh Homme admits his ulterior motive is to get his listeners into bed, not put them to sleep. "This record's vibe is like, let's drink wine and screw," says Homme. "The idea was to have the record be like a long, slow, comfortable fuck."

Yeah! Now that's rock 'n' roll I can get behind. Sadly, I just missed them here in LA.

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philomel
Apr. 26th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh, the Killers, good stuff! They remind me a little of Duran Duran (my very first music crush) but, err, different. /eloquence

And Snow Patrol! *loff* However, I downloaded a live version of "Chocolate" from iTunes, and that has completely spoiled me for the studio version now. I just love when Gary gets all breathless. (Btw, if you don't have that version, let me know and I'll upload it. :))

Must check out new New Order.
halfdutch
Apr. 26th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, Killers are so '80s! I hear a little Cure in there too. (One of many bands lately. Have you been reading about their feud with The Bravery? Simmer down, lads!)

OOh, I'd love that live version of "Chocolate." (sits up and begs!) My email's in my profile. Breathless is good. I was just telling foxxcub that I prefer the live video of "Run" to the canned vid.

I can hook you up with classic New Order if you want. One of my fave bands ever. Good for any mood or activity - sleeping, dancing, angsting, drinking, writing - whathaveyou!
philomel
Apr. 27th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
Hmm, yeah, there does seem to be a bit of the Cure too. It's fricking contagious, isn't it? There are at least a dozen bands I'm aware of who are tapping directly into the 80s new wave/post punk vibe. LOL The rivalry stuff is just silly though. But it gains more publicity, so maybe they know what they're doing. ;)

I'm uploading the song now (I hope yousendit is okay?). Since foxxcub wants it to, I might just post it to my journal since I had some other mp3s I was going to post as well. Or I can email it to you both first, if you'd prefer that.

I'm always up for some more New Order! :) I have the greatest hits cd (I know, that's very lame of me), but if there are any non-hits (heh) you'd want to share, that would be cool. But only if it isn't any trouble.
halfdutch
Apr. 27th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
I love this current '80s revival! ;-)

I'll take a look in your LJ for the song.

And there's a few 'best of' New Order CDs so not sure which one you have. Let me look at what I have that's more obscure.

Greatest hits CDs are not lame. :-) I've got Bowie & The Cure and then have to go foraging beyond for more stuff.
philomel
Apr. 27th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
Me too! Right now, besides Killers, I'm really digging Bloc Party and Futureheads. Have you heard them?

I've decided to add a few more Snow Patrol selections for ya. Should have that posted by the morning. :)

Ah, here's the New Order cd I have.

True. I'm not sure where it came from (well, maybe a few music snob friends, meh), but I've adopted this guilt surrounding greatest hits comps. Although, like you alluded to, it's an excellent jumping off point. Also good when you want to listen to an artist but can decide on one particular album.
halfdutch
Apr. 27th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)
Alrighty - does this mean you don't have "Temptation?" (Only the *best* New Order song ever. If you have the "Trainspotting" soundtrack, then you've got it.) I'll upload some New Order - sadly don't have new album yet.

I heard one Bloc Party song and I didn't dig it. It had that staccato thing going on that Modest Mouse does and I don't like them either. :-/ Haven't heard Futureheads but will look for them. I really like Interpol - so reminiscent of Joy Division. And Muse. Love them!

My friends and I were the *biggest* musical snobs in college. Most of us had radio shows and wouldn't even talk to people who weren't up on the latest bands. Yes, we were obnoxious! Since then I hope I've gotten a little more tolerant of non-musical folk, although I do want a future mate of mine would at least know some Bauhaus. Is that too much to ask? (And yes, I have their greatest hits CD because the rest was on -ahem- tape or vinyl. I'm still looking for "She's in Parties" and "Kick in the Eye.")
philomel
Apr. 28th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
Shamefully, no, I don't have the Trainspotting soundtrack, so I don't have that song.

Yeah, Bloc Party does have a bit of that Modest Mouse staccato sound going on. I like MM, so I don't mind it. But they also remind of shoegazer bands like Jesus & Mary Chain as well. I can upload some Futureheads if you'd like to hear them. Interpol's awesome. I have a hard time listening them without pulling out some Joy Division as well. ;)

*nods* Same here. Something about having a radio show makes you feel perhaps a little too powerful. Hee. But mates? Yeah, they need at least the basics. It's essential. :)
halfdutch
Apr. 28th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
Oh, I love J&M Chain! ;-D Good times.

I can upload some New Order for you. I wish I had more obscure stuff for you.

Didja ever see "24 Hour Party People" about the Manchester music scene in the '80s? Pretty good but not enough about the bands I liked. Too much Happy Mondays. WTF?!

And I kinda want the new Nine Inch Nails ... ;-D So much new good music!
philomel
Apr. 28th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
I wish I had more obscure stuff for you.

Eh, it's no big deal! I mean, when all I've got is that hits cd, almost anything is obscure in comparison. ;)

Yep! I bought that movie on dvd just based on the Madchester description alone. They did seem to focus an inordinate amount of the film on the Happy Mondays, when you'd think more New Order would have been a better plot arc, what with the Joy Division focus at the beginning. And barely any mention of the Smiths or Stone Roses? But I love that movie anyway. :)
foxxcub
Apr. 27th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
GUH.

ohhhpleasepleaseplease
beanielover
Apr. 26th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
I vote for Queens of the Stone Age! lol!
I love them, and this new video and song are just incredible! Joshua is reeeeally sexy on that video, for some reason that I still don't know...lol! I even downloaded it...I had to have it for myself! And I looove his hair on it!! heehee

So yeah, that's my vote, though I like Weezer as well...., and....well, the other aren't much known here in Brazil, so I have to check them out! ;)

*hugs*

PS:. I'll add you as a friend, alrighty?
halfdutch
Apr. 26th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Josh is really sexy. That voice. Mmmm. And, you know, the name. ;)
Did you find an mp3 or did you pay for the DL? Because I haven't found an mp3 out there yet. (Yeah, I'm cheap these days.)

Do check out the other bands, esp. Jimmy Eat World, very high-energy, catchy and just a little bit angry pop/rock. You will be hooked! "Sweetness" and "The Middle" are the two most famous songs.

Yay, a new friend! (goes to add you too.)
beanielover
Apr. 26th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
Nah, I just happened to find the mp3 very easily, without paying anything... If I had someway to pass it to you, I would....but I don't have any idea how...

Ohhh I'll check Jimmy Eat World...seems pretty good! *goes dl it*
halfdutch
Apr. 26th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Still looking for that mp3 (grumble) -- but look back at my LJ - I posted a great quote from Josh Homme. Hmmmm! ;-)

Hope you like Jimmy!
demonqueen666
Apr. 26th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
And every song seems like a perfect song for Jack or Sawyer or both. (Obsessed much?)

LOL...when I usually get in the car, I play the same alternative rock station. And one day I was just sitting there, and after about the fifth or six song of visualizing it in my head playing out to scenes from Lost I'm like "My Gods, I have a problem..."
halfdutch
Apr. 26th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, we're both hopeless! In my own defense, I have done a few Lost vids, so I'm always thinking of the next one even though I can't get quality footage on my desktop (long, frustrating story). And occasionally I'll think of anther show that would be perfect for a particular song, such as "24."

But yeah, mostly just a hopeless fangirl. ;-)

luckinfovely
Apr. 27th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
Ah, you have great taste in music. But you know this.

May I ask you a favor, dahling? I gave in & got a paid lj. I've been working on my layout for a long ass time now and since I have no idea what the hell I'm doing, I thought I'd ask you to take a look & see what you think so far.

Keep in mind that I'm not done yet. Just trying to find a direction to take it. *wince*

Thank ye!
halfdutch
Apr. 27th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
Ooh, it's pretty! ;-) I really like the colors and the pic you chose. And it scrolls - fancy! Not sure what you're aiming for but I like what you have right now.
luckinfovely
Apr. 27th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
Well, thank you!

I would like to use that pic as my banner (I customized the rest of my lj around it anyway) but I have no idea how to put a banner on, so I went with my self-made sucky, blurry background.
halfdutch
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
Here is the tutorial I used by pamelajoy. (The first one - Component.)

Good luck with it! I'm thinking of getting a new header myself. And I recently upgraded so I could have 50 icons! Woo! 15 was just not enough. And neither is 50!

luckinfovely
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! After I get that figured out, I get to play with my icons. *squee*
luckinfovely
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
Wow. Thank you so much! That was unbelievably helpful. My lj has been unfuglied (I hope). Man, I'm glad you found that. I never would have.
halfdutch
Apr. 27th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
Icon goddess crystalkirk gave me the link. ;-)

And woo -- your journal looks great!
foxxcub
Apr. 27th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Aw, comp is all better now ;D Still need to get Word installed again and I lost all my brushes and shit that I'd collected for PSP. Fuck. At least all the fic is safe and sound!

OMGSNOWPATROL ("Ways and Means", that's all I have to say.) And I forgot to say thankyouthankyou for the vid links! I love the vid for "Spitting Games", he's just really hot in his geeky Star Wars t-shirt ;p

And you are feeding my new Weezer love, dude...*has watched "Beverly Hills" vid five times*
halfdutch
Apr. 27th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
Yay! You're back. Even if your brushes are not. (taking a moment for the brushes...)

Mmm. Snow Patrol. Yay! That is so funny - I thought he was wearing a "Snow Patrol" T-shirt and how tacky would *that* be? Ha!

WEEZER! I love that video so much. I have MTV Hits/Megahits on all the time and god knows how many times I've seen it this week! I'm starting to memorize the shots, dude. And no, I've never been to the Playboy Mansion myself. Someday, maybe. hee.
foxxcub
Apr. 27th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
I thought he was wearing a "Snow Patrol" T-shirt

HA, that IS tacky ;D But it's almost funny...

I don't get MTV Hits, dammit. I sure as hell wish I did now! *is not allowed anymore cable channels. Nope. No more*
spicy_zanella
Apr. 27th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
love weezer! love the killers!

and i noticed you were listening to the servant a few days back - they're my fav right now - awesome cd!!!
halfdutch
Apr. 27th, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
luckinfovely hooked me up with that song. I love it too. I should look for the whole album!



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