Tuesday, February 22, 2005

25 Freebies

I got an MP3 player for Melanie last year; I'm content with my CD player, as I prefer albums over playlists. It came with a coupon for 25 free downloads. Several months later, I have finally downloaded my 25th freebie. With just a few exceptions, I went for extreme nostalgia (as opposed to my CD collection, which is almost all music that is new to me). Artists that weren't available that I would have liked to download include The Beatles ("Dear Prudence"), Steve Miller ("Fly Like an Eagle", "Keep On Rockin' Me"), and Zeppelin ("When the Levee Breaks", which is only the greatest rock song ever). Note that I was born in 1967, which makes it surprising that there isn't more 80's music on here. Okay, not so surprising.

Here's the list:

  • Abba - "Dancing Queen"
  • Al Stewart - "Time Passages"
  • Al Stewart - "Year of the Cat"
  • Alanis Morissette - "Ironic" (this was a mistake when trying to download the next track)
  • Alanis Morissette - "Everything" (Sadly, I much prefer the 3-minute video edit)
  • Bee Gees - "How Deep is Your Love" (this and the next 3 tracks so I wouldn't have to buy the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack to round out my early Bee Gees collection)
  • Bee Gees - "More Than a Woman"
  • Bee Gees - "Night Fever"
  • Bee Gees - "Stayin' Alive"
  • Boston - "More Than A Feeling"
  • Chicago - "If You Leave Me Now"
  • Eric Clapton - "Cocaine"
  • Thomas Dolby - "One of Our Submarines"
  • Bob Dylan - "Tombstone Blues" (Chris, I got hooked on this on the drive to Salishan)
  • Fleetwood Mac - "Rhiannon"
  • Foreigner - "Dirty White Boy"
  • Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do" (what a value for 99 cents!)
  • Peter Frampton - "Show Me the Way"
  • Heart - "Magic Man"
  • Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"
  • Love and Rockets - "The Dog-End of a Day Gone By"
  • P.O.D. - "Wildfire"
  • Queen - "You're My Best Friend"
  • Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"
  • Supertramp - "Child of Vision"

Monday, February 21, 2005

MP3s for February 21

I've been busy with work and getting ready for our China trip - two weeks from tomorrow!. FYI, I dropped out of City of Heroes this week after getting Scum Hunter up to lvl 40 (the monotony overtook my interest in the storylines); whether that means more time for posting remains to be seen.

As for my top 100 blog, I'm stuck on trying to word the next one just right. I know, it's still going to come out crappy. In the meantime, here are a couple of free MP3s for you to check out:

Callisto - Worlds Collide: I've been getting more into "noisecore" lately, so when I talk about bands like Neurosis and Isis, this will give you a sense for it. This song sounds a lot like Isis in particular. For more noisecore, check out this Cult of Luna video.

Wolverine - Towards Loss: Awful band name, I know. This is the first I've heard of them. Think of a cross between Kansas and Queensryche, with a few sprinkles of brootality thrown in for good measure. I'd check out their full lengths, but the themes throw me off (child abuse, etc.), and the reviews mention there being more slow songs.