teh (anti)xmas s3quence

even scrooges occasionally listen to christmas music.  it’s just that our taste in christmas music is occasionally a bit twisted.  every year i make a playlist for the holidays.  here’s the latest incarnation with some of the staples that hang around year after year.

teh (anti)xmas s3quence

01 john lennon, happy christmas (war is over)
02 the pretenders, 2000 miles
03 the only ones, silent night
04 the xenos, santa
05 south park, mr. hankey the christmas poo
06 eartha kitt, santa baby
07 the waitresses, christmas wrapping
08 oscar the grouch, i hate christmas
09 johnf***ingdoe, spending other people’s money
10 kate bush, december will be magic again
11 pizzicato five, snowflakes
12 love spirals downwards, welcome christmas
13 lori carson, snow come down
14 danny elfman, making christmas
15 south park, the lonely jew on christmas
16 black tape for a blue girl, chanukkah, oh chanukkah
17 tenchi muyo, i saw mommy kissing santa claus
18 willie nelson, blue christmas
19 bing crosby & david bowie, little drummer boy/peace on earth
20 audra, let the reindeer live on my roof
21 the ramones, merry christmas (i don’t want to fight tonight)
22 alien sex fiend, stuff the turkey
23 ayumi hamasaki, itsuka no merry christmas
24 frank sinatra, have yourself a merry little christmas

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teh TOTALLY 80s s3quence

music was a cornerstone of my childhood. i grew up with mtv and what i consider to be the height of radio — back when dj’s played good music that wasn’t dictated by record labels. some people think that 80s music sounds kitchy, dated, or lo-fi, but i say it’s all of these things that make 80s music great. music was going through a revolution at the time. the 80s saw the rise of punk, goth, industrial, dance and idm — though not all of them were called those things at the time. and 80s music was and will always be the music of my childhood and fills me both with nostalgia and an uncontrollable urge to dance. so, i had to make this 80s mix. it wasn’t a choice, it was a need.

s3quence-totally80s

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01 – a flock of seagulls, i ran (so far away)
02 – the fixx, saved by zero
03 – soft cell, sex dwarf
04 – gary numan, metal
05 – tones on tail, go!
06 – siouxsie and the banshees, cities in dust
07 – talk talk, talk talk
08 – duran duran, the chauffeur
09 – devo, smart patrol/mr. dna
10 – kraftwerk, das modell
11 – nena, 99 luftballons
12 – toni basil, mickey
13 – the b-52s, there’s a moon in the sky (called the moon)
14 – inxs, what you need
15 – the police, synchronicity ii
16 – a-ha, the sun always shines on tv

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teh s3quence 006

2009-10-10 12-57-42.033so i finally got around to checking again on what was wrong with my media center.  i hooked it up to my other monitor and a spare keyboard and mouse i had lying around and first checked BIOS for any signs of processor issues like overheating, but there were none.  i turned on all the integrated monitoring stuff anyway, just in case.  after booting it up on my newly reinstalled windows os, it was doing the same thing, namely flickering picture and graphic “archives”.  i vaccuumed the thing out last weekend thinking maybe dust was causing the issue, or the processor overheating, but seeing it again today made me go back to my original hunch that it was a graffics card issue.  sure enough, i swapped the card with another one i had lying around (have i mentioned that i have a lot of hardware lying around?) and it worked fine.  so there’s that.  i’m glad i figured it out, and that it’s easy (and not a motherboard or cpu issue), and also that i haven’t lost my touch with diagnosing hardware issues.  i looked again at the card and it’s fairly obvious what happened — the resistors, literally, popped, so that would be the loud, ice-cracking noise i heard several weeks ago.  this time around i’m getting the same card (which doesn’t have an onboard fan, hence the overheating and frying) but i’m getting a fan that fits into an expansion slot specifically designed to cool off your video card.  the case doesn’t get really good ventilation and doesn’t have any extra fans, so this should keep this from happening again (i hope).
night-shots-006

it’s been a long time since i did a mix and i was talking about dj’ing yesterday and it made me want to do a set.  i’ve been running sets in my head for months, so it’s not like i haven’t been thinking about it.  i’ve been wanting to do a set based on the garage punk/psychobilly road trip cds we took with us on our last 2 road trips but that will have to wait for another time.  this set is based entirely around wanting to drop “becoming x” in to something, and also listening to bats for lashes and remembering how good they are.

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1, bat for lashes, moon and moon
2, Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse, dark night of the soul (ft. vic chesnutt & david lynch)
3, can, oh yeah!
4, slow noise, deepness
5, sneaker pimps, becoming x
6, recoil, incubus
7, depeche mode, it’s no good
8, tortoise, spiderwebbed
9, thom yorke, and it rained all night (burial remix)
10, omni trio, diffusion loops
11, radiohead, i might be wrong
12, autechre, eggshell
13, coldcut, walk a mile in my shoes
14, public image, ltd., seattle

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1, bat for lashes, moon and moon
2, Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse, dark night of the soul (ft. vic chesnutt & david lynch)
3, can, oh yeah!
4, slow noise, deepness
5, sneaker pimps, becoming x
6, recoil, incubus
7, depeche mode, it’s no good
8, tortoise, spiderwebbed
9, thom yorke, and it rained all night (burial remix)
10, omni trio, diffusion loops
11, radiohead, i might be wrong
12, autechre, eggshell
13, coldcut, walk a mile in my shoes
14, public image, ltd., seattle

teh anti-4th(of july) s3quence

i always make these playlists for various holidays that are the opposite of the norm.  so, like alien sex fiend’s “stuff the turkey” or the ramones’ “merry christmas (i don’t want to fight tonight” for christmas.  in that spirit, and in the spirit that dissent is patriotic (even though, for the first time in a long while, i actually have a bit of hope for the country and faith in our prez), i make this anti-4th of july mix, which is somewhat appropriately posted on the 5th of july (although, it would have been better had i had this idea earlier and posted it on the 4th to combat all the “star spangled banners ” and “america the beautifuls” and john phillip sousa marches).

so put the speakers in the window and crank this baby out, blow up some leftover, illegal fireworks and have an anti-4th barbecue.


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teh anti-4th(of july) s3quence

01 megadeth, anarchy in the uk
02 dead kennedys, california uber alles
03 propaghandi, stick the fucking flag up your ass
04 dj spooky & saul williams, the pledge to resist
05 saul williams, sunday, bloody sunday
06 nine inch nails, capital g
07 marilyn manson, rock n’ roll nigger
08 explosions in the sky, memorial
09 godspeed you black emperor!, rockets fall on rocket falls

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teh (metal) s3quence, version 5

i was listening to a mix cd i made of stuff i listened to in high school and junior high and the beginnings of it is all this old 90’s era metal that i was just discovering through friends and mtv, and it made me nostalgic.  nostalgic and singing along to “hangar 18” at top volume.
this mix is a tribute to all the metal bands i listened to when i was first coming into my own and discovering music outside of what was popular with the kids at school and my parents.

i was listening to a mix cd i made of stuff i listened to in high school and junior high and the beginnings of it is all this old 90’s era metal that i was just discovering through friends and mtv, and it made me nostalgic.  nostalgic and singing along to “hangar 18” at top volume.

this mix is a tribute to all the metal bands i listened to when i was first coming into my own and discovering music outside of what was popular with the kids at school and my parents.

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teh s3quence, version 5

01 pantera, walk (biomechanical mix)
02 faith no more, epic
03 slayer, guilty of being white
04 megadeth, ashes in your mouth
05 motley crue, shout at the devil
06 danzig, mother (live)
07 skid row, slave to the grind
08 kiss, god of thunder
09 iron maiden, the number of the beast
10 ozzy osbourne, crazy train
11 metallica, blackened
12 tool, prison sex

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