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March 19th, 2009

(no subject) @ 11:01 am

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: Blackmore's Night - Loreley

As ishte reminded me, I don't talk on here often enough. I'd like to start posting at least a few lines every weekday, we'll see how that goes.

Talking in the car this morning about "nerd rock" and geek songs in general, how "She Blinded Me with Science" was one of the first. The closest 'popular' music any more is Weird Al Yankovic, most of it's moved online - Jonathan Coulton, Luke Ski & Tom Smith & the FuMP. Then again, most of that target audience is online anyway, so it kinda makes sense.

Then we compared JoCo favorites - gazerwolf likes "Betty and Me", I mentioned "Skullcrusher Mountain" and "Code Monkey" and "Re: Your Brains" and "I Feel Fantastic" (that's the one I couldn't remember the name of). If I had to pick just one favorite though, it'd probably be "Creepy Doll".

I still can't figure out why I love instrumental Bluegrass music, though the second someone opens their mouth I want to turn it off. Mad playing skills good, twangy vocals bad.

ETA: I've gotta be more careful handing out paychecks, if I don't know the face then don't be embarrassed to ask for ID. Guy brought back a check this morning that wasn't his. When I'd asked him yesterday afternoon if he was (name) he said yes, so I handed it to him. There's apparently a language barrier, about the only English word he knows is "yes". Guess I failed my Insight vs. Bluff check.
 
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From:chelsearoad
Date:March 19th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
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There's some great bluegrass without twangy vocals. Check out Claire Lynch for starters.
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From:gavinfox
Date:March 19th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
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I still can't figure out why I love instrumental Bluegrass music, though the second someone opens their mouth I want to turn it off. Mad playing skills good, twangy vocals bad.


SOOOO True! I feel EXACTLY the same way! :)
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From:scubagrrl
Date:March 22nd, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
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Code Monkey is the only JoCo song my husband will listen to but I love Skullcrusher Mountain and Creepy Doll. Of course, the zombie song is always awesome.
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From:ishte
Date:March 24th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Ah. I have always loved Thomas Dolby. I thought some of his stuff that never made the airwaves was far superior to She Blinded me With Science though. (I still liked that song too). Howard Jones was another one of that genre. As I recall, Jones is now the CEO of his own record label. No... wait, maybe that was Dolby. Yah, he founded Headspace and later Beatnik, and did a lot of stuff with computer file formats for music and sampling.

I also love Code Monkey. Code Monkey rocks. Our lot breaks into random song at gatherings and Code Monkey is often the subject of our non-verbal communication. hee.

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