28 August 2006

With Great Space, Comes Great Responsibility

[Author's Note: Had to bump this up, as it was buried a bit]

Too much room. Sounds like a good problem to have, right? Well, a 30GB iPod in the hands of someone with somewhat limited taste in music can almost be a burden.

Wow. How messed up and materialistic did that sound? I feel a little like a spoiled teenager just now.

Anyway, I'm trying to branch out a little bit. I guess maybe I'm not that narrowly focused, as I do like a lot of different stuff from butt rock to ska to hip-hop to indie/alternative to movie soundtrack stuff to 80s pop and more.

Some of you out there whose blogs I read may have noticed - if you're looking at whatever you use to see who's dropping in (like SiteMeter, in my case) - that I've dropped in on your personal profiles. I'm trying to see what y'all listen to, so I can drop by iTunes and check it out, maybe download a song or two or five. Haven't really made the rounds yet, only hit a few of you...some of you don't have anything listed...

Anyway, maybe you'd like to help out. Here's the last 10 things I downloaded from iTunes. If you've got something that fits the "if you like that, check this out" category, pipe up. Heck, throw in something from left field if you want.

  1. The Shins - Caring is Creepy (thank you: Barkernews)
  2. Vaux - Are You With Me? (thank you: iTunes free download)
  3. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You (thank you: Willamette Week)
  4. The Bruce Lee Band - Forward and Back (hunting for ska on iTunes)
  5. Blue October - Into The Ocean (thank you: Rebecca)
  6. Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out (hey, they're the Beasties)
  7. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (thank you: 94.7 FM - heard this one morning on the way to work)
  8. Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm (wasn't on that 'best of' CD Rebecca picked up, so I had to get it - love this song)
  9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion (Rebecca wanted it, I kinda like it too)
  10. Toots Hibbert - Knock On Wood (more hunting for ska on iTunes)
I also grabbed some Rancid (thank you: Punk-san, who is too busy to blog these days), and Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger (I'd misplaced it or something...nowhere to be found). Even some older Police (Synchronicity 1 and 2) and Chicago's 25 or 6 to 4 (horns, baby!).

So, reply if you feel like it. I'm not even at 5GB full yet, and that's including the podcasts I've subscribed to.

Good songs wanted.


Barkernews said...

Glad you dig the Shins.
Lemme scope my ipod and look for some other suggestions...

Ghost Dog said...

Cool, thanks. I'm going to check out the other bands you have listed, too.

Jeff Alworth said...

Yeah, I got the SIXTY gig one a while back--imagining I'd be downloading a lot of video. So far I haven't, and I've got, well, a lot less than 60 gigs. I have no great insight (other than that I'm very old), but I'll go peruse your suggestions--

Egg Shen said...

Egg thinks you should download the sound of Gracie Law screaming with delight as Egg slides in his porcine corkscrew weiner into her moist Valley of Heavenly Wonder.


Ghost Dog said...

Egg, you are one crazy wizard, man.

Jen said...

Song I've listened to on repeat lately? Boston by Augustana.

Album I'd recommend? Lonelyland by Bob Schneider.

Also, what are your feelings on Death Cab for Cutie?

Ghost Dog said...

Thanks, Jen. I'll check out your suggestions.

Heard some Death Cab once and thought "what a completely 180-degree band name". It didn't really move me, but I might try a few more samples and see.

Kelly said...

Here's some for ya.
1- We Are Pilots - Shiny Toy Guns (Artist)
2- Supernature - Goldfrapp (Artist)
3- Give Up - The Postal Service
4- Good News For People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
5- Silent Alarm - Bloc Party
6- Under the Iron Sea - Keane
7- Loose - Nelly Furtado (Must hear Maneater) Heard that a lot while in the UK.

I'll be back with more.

Ghost Dog said...

Thanks, Kel.

iTunes didn't have much from Shiny Toy Guns, but I liked "Starts with One".

I think Becky would love Goldfrapp. Me...probably a couple songs so far.

We have the Postal Service, Bloc Party, and Modest Mouse stuff. Love Modest Mouse & Bloc Party. Postal Service is good, too. I snagged a couple from Keane recently, too.

Hey, Jen - thanks for the Bob Schneider suggestion. Some good stuff there.

Major Clanger said...

Pity iTunes doesn't do the Beatles!

FWIW, I can't stop listening to "Death Cab For Cutie" (Plans) and the best of "Ocean Color Scene" but then again I'll listen to anything...

Major Clanger said...

BTW - Goldfrapp are doing the next James Bond theme! Just noticed that someone else suggest Death Cab. I only really like "Plans", they seems to be trying very hard to be "Brit Pop", even thouht they are from Orange County.

Ghost Dog said...

Hm. Wonder if they have Beatles covers by other bands...