Friday, March 22, 2013

Herp derp music

Facebook changed again. Because if there's one thing Facebook is good at, it's fixing things that aren't broken to begin with, while neglecting (or making worse) the aspects of the site that are, in fact, broken.

Nevertheless, with the newest update, For whatever reason, I got a look at a note I wrote like 4 years ago. You know, notes... those stupid things people tagged you in and you'd do funny little quizzes or musical lists, or whatever.

One that caught me was "25 Songs", in which, after being tagged, I was to go to itunes, hit shuffle, and list the first 25 songs that came up on shuffle. My musical interests since the time of making that list haven't so much changed as much as they have broadened... aka, I like a lot more rap.

Here is the list from August of 2009:

1. Make Me An Angel - Moros Eros
2. Boyscout'n - Menomena
3. Rock Box - Run DMC
4. Live Your Dream - Reel Big Fish
5. What a Good Boy - Barenaked Ladies
6. Strong Coffee - The Cat Empire
7. Epidemic - Blackfield
8. Crack the Code - 311
9. Steam Engenius - Modest Mouse
10. Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus - The Mars Volta
11. Roundabout (early rough mix) - Yes
12. Distant Early Warning - Rush
13. Interlude - The Sound Of Animals Fighting
14. Drunk Side - Dredg
15. Obessesions - Damiera
16. Habitat - Mos Def
17. Metropolis, Part 1 (The Miracle and the Sleeper) - Dream Theater
18. Drilling - Minus the Bear
19. Clock With No Hands - The Roots
20. A Man. A Plan. A Canal. Panama. - The Fall of Troy
21. Yes 'em To Death - The Coup
22. Hello City - Barenaked Ladies
23. The Modern Imagination - Phantom Regiment 1993
24. Peter Piper - Run DMC
25. Consequential Apathy - RX Bandits

Surprisingly, not an awful list. I turned 19 about a month after posting this list, so I guess I've liked decent music at least since then. Anyway, new music, new stuff, I decided to do it again, 2013 style. Here we go, March 22, 2013:

1. Illegal Theft - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
2. Luca - Brand New
3. Walk Alone - The Roots
4. Deception: Concealing Fate Pt. 2 - TesseracT
5. Man on the Moon - Kid Cudi
6. Vedamalady - The Mars Volta
7. Worst Case Scenario - Tech N9ne
8. Lazarus - Porcupine Tree
9. Jobs Schmobs - Bomb the Music Industry
10. The Saddest Song - Streetlight Manifesto
11. Three Little Pigs - Lloyd Price
12. Hearts That Hanker for Mistake - RX Bandits
13. Rosa Parks - OutKast
14. Although Indigent, Rural Families Have Little to Say in the Matter, Third Rate Public Education Has Kept Them Ignorant and Thus, Great Sources of Ridicule! - David Cross (not a song, comedic track nonetheless)
15. Sentimental - Porcupine Tree
16. Wood & Wire - Thrice
17. All Things Considered - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
18. Cosmo Canyon - Random (Mega Ran) and Lost Perception
19. Hot 16's - Hopsin
20. All Fall Down - Kanye West
21. New Sheriff in Town - Solillaquists of Sound
22. Blue Magic - Jay-Z
23. The Podfather Pt. 1: Halloween - The Rick Gervais Show (again, not a song.)
24. Firebreather - Thrice
25. Extremophile Elite - Between the Buried and Me

Overall, as one is prone to do with age, I believe the newest list represents a more mature, diverse taste in music, and as I predicted, a lot more hip hop/rap. I still have a ton of Run DMC and Mos Def on iTunes, I was just catching a lot of other artists in this one. Honestly not a song on the second list I wouldn't recommend to anyone... pretty decent, actually. The Rick Gervais Show is hilarious as well, give it a listen.

Like I said, the first list isn't totally embarrassing, but I think it's pretty clear that my tastes have evolved. I don't really listen to much of that music anymore, but I still don't think any of it is particularly bad.