Tuesday, October 13, 2009

heel up, wheel up, bring it back come rewind

i've been unpacking for what seems like two years now. it hasn't been, but because i've moved a few times in the last year it seems like everything i own has been sitting in boxes for a long long time. the upside is that unpacking can actually be fun because you get to rediscover your personal history as told through keep sakes, old clothing and most importantly for me, music.

it will take some jury rigging in order to get this stuff posted but i found a few tapes that seem like the logical next step in my musical journey. i'm not going to say what they are now because it will be a tease for some people and be a direct call for ridicule from others. let's just say they're old tapes so the quality won't be great.

i felt like i should post something since it's been a little while. i'm trying to keep this a routine thing so it doesn't fall by the wayside like so many other projects do. i'd like to make this a little more interactive though and have people post their musical past and present.

the following albums that spring to mind helped shape my tastes and directly effected who i've become today. here they are in as close a chronological order as i can remember

1. simon & garfunkel - sound of silence

2. the police - synchronicity

3. genesis - invisible touch (specifically the instrumental track "the brazillian")

4. various artists - krush groove soundtrack

5. dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince - rock the house

6. dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince - he's the dj, i'm the rapper

7. the fat boys - s/t

8. digital underground - this is an e.p. release

9. public enemy - fear of a black planet

10. bdp - criminal minded

11. the pharcyde - a bizarre ride to...

12. das efx - straight from da sewer

13. chris sheppard - techno trip

14. white label - street fighter techno remix

15. y'all so stupid - van full of pakistans

16. some five disc detroit house comp that blew my mind

17. nofx - i heard they suck live

18. various artists - inflight program (revhq # 50)

19. ignite - in my time

20. chick corea - touchstone

21. no fun at all - out of bounds

22. chickenpox - thursday night at mickey cohen's

23. shai hulud - hearts once nourished with hope and compassion

24. fugazi - 13 songs

25. the smiths - somehow hollow

26. rainer maria - past worn searching

27. mos def - black on both sides

28. some random dark rave album that i can't remember the name of at all

29. burial - untrue

30. color pulse - carl sagan "a glorious dawn ft. stepehn hawking cosmos mix" (not an album but holy shit has this blown my mind) *new addition on oct 20th*

it starts to get pretty fuzzy at this point. from here i started listening to bands like bane, braid, sunny day real estate, jimmy eat world, cradle of filth, mortiis, iced earth, harkonen, dillenger escape plan (was the second show in a place called who's emma that totally destroyed me. literally. they stabbed me with a metal gibson flying V. the first band i saw at that hole in the ground was shai hulud. it's too bad who's emma was run by douche bag 16 year old arm chair anarchists. the place was broken into and literally everything was taken. while that was a shitty thing to do i have to say that there weren't many kids in the scene that actually felt bad. i've gone completely off track there but yeah...)

if i can remember more or if one hits me in the future i'll add it to the list.

i've also decided to stop worrying about paragraph spacing on this stupid site because it will do whatever the hell it likes no matter how much screwing with the html i do.

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