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[Oct. 20th, 2007|04:45 pm]
Silicon Rose
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So, hey, yeah, it's been awhile.

My husband staged an intervention (thankfully without all the solemn looking people in my living room), and I'm actually staying home this weekend.

I've checked out several of the artists that people suggested.  

Abney Park - interesting sound, almost... indian?, which I wasn't expecting from their name.  I currently have Stigmata Martyr and The Root of All Evil on my Highlights playlist, and I'll need to check out some more of their stuff.

Alphaville - Hello, old friend.  I grabbed Sounds Like a Melody, The Mysteries of Love, Summer Rain, and Forever Young.  Forever Young I'd definitely heard before, and it made me smile.  

Bad Religion - I tried some of their more recent stuff and wasn't hooked, but I've since gotten some suggestions on specific songs, so we'll see how that turns out.

Massive Attack - Actually passed on from my husband; their song Teardrop is the song from which the opening to House was edited.  I was NOT expecting the singer to be a woman, and it kind of caught me off guard.  I'll need to listen to it a couple more times to decide whether I don't like it, or whether it's just that it wasn't what I was expecting.

MC Frontalot - Goth Girls made me smile, but I don't think it'll stay on my rotation.  I need to try some other songs.

Nightwish - ...sold.  I've disliked ONE of the songs I've listened to out of about 6.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I do like Dani California, and I think Stadium Arcadium is going to stick around for awhile if not longer.

I've listened to a lot of the other artists, but none of them made quite as strong an impression on me as these.  I'll need to give them another playthrough with some more attention.

Other new artists on my playlist?
3 Doors Down
Barenaked Ladies
Captain Jack
Frou Frou
Green Day
Jupiter Rising
Just Jack
Lacuna Coil
They Might Be Giants
Tim McGraw

...and I think Tiamat is going away now.


[User Picture]From: benabik
2007-10-21 02:37 am (UTC)
Barenaked Ladies is good stuff.
I very much suggest Great Big Sea if it's not already in there.

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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2007-10-21 03:14 am (UTC)
I've been working... a lot.
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[User Picture]From: benabik
2007-10-21 12:48 pm (UTC)
Ah. Yes. Do take time to unwind. *comf*
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[User Picture]From: dragonoflife
2007-10-21 04:18 am (UTC)
I said the whole album was "you" in my mind, though the songs that particularly make me think of you are Snow (Hey-O), Tell Me Baby, and Hard to Concentrate.

It amuses me that the last RHCP Album, By the Way, is an album I identify with cyfis... not that she will EVER understand why!

If you feel like venturing deeper into metal, I recommend Dragonforce; they're power metal, which means very clean vocals (as opposed to thrash and death metal grunts and growls) and epic fantasy-style themes.

As for Nightwish, I have a friend off to see a concert with their new lead singer; I'll ask her opinion when she gets back next week.
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[User Picture]From: harinezumi
2007-10-21 06:40 am (UTC)
And if you are into power metal, definitely try Blind Guardian, HammerFall, and Manowar.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2007-10-22 02:57 am (UTC)
Great, on both your recommendations, I'll try some power metal, particularly Dragonforce. eclesis actually tried to have me listen to some of it, but I tend to try to do it in my own sweet time.

Nightwish has a new lead singer? ...fear.
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[User Picture]From: dragonoflife
2007-10-22 04:24 am (UTC)
Yes. The old one got the boot. kaote didn't have great things to say about the new one, but she's reserving full judgment until she hears the band live.

Who do you think she heard Dragonforce from in the first place? ^.^
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[User Picture]From: cyfis
2007-10-22 04:15 pm (UTC)
Do I want to know?

@ Siliconrose
I figured that you'd like Nightwish. They're very gothy :P
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[User Picture]From: dragonoflife
2007-10-23 02:07 am (UTC)
You heard it once; that you don't remember is evidence enough for my statement. :D
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2007-10-21 05:49 am (UTC)
I am very glad to hear about the intervention! You work too hard sometimes.

You have no idea how surreal it is to have people I went to school with casually say things like "my husband" or "my wife". Grown-ups have spouses, not us!
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[User Picture]From: benabik
2007-10-21 12:49 pm (UTC)
I'm not entirely convinced my wife is a grown-up. Above the age of majority, yes... A grown-up? Not really.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2007-10-22 02:58 am (UTC)
Part of the reason for that is that it hurts worse when I stop working.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2007-10-22 03:08 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I understand. I also have found things that make me feel temporarily better, and I know very well how easy it is to overuse them to the point of harming yourself. But you know, in the long run, working yourself to exhaustion is going to do more harm than good.
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