so I have no idea what your talking about, but I will go with Sky.
And thank you whacksiddy, even if I do hate ITV commentary.
Clive Tyldsley is AMAZING
I generally don't mind ITV commentary. One of the commentators for the cup games at the weekend really grated on me though. Don't think it was Tyldsley.
but Tyldsley is so brilliant in so many different ways it makes the experience so much more enjoyable.
- What setting (work / home / other) is this listening done in? To what extent do you think this has shaped your stats?
- Would you say that your last fm stats are representative of your tastes / interests?
- How often do you think to yourself, "last fm is retarded" and hate yourself a bit for using it?
- Who's the best rapper alive?
- Do you wish your record player could somehow be scrobbled?
- Do you wish Botch would get back together for a select few gigs, for old times sake?
- What's Your Fantasy or Southern Hospitality?
1. Avg scrobs a day - 86
2. I have a 4th gen 20 gig B&W iPod that I run on my commute to and from work (90 minutes). Then I run music at work mostly all day.
3. My lastfm stats are 'pretty' typical of my tastes, altho I cant recall listening to Trail o Dead that much, and they are most definitely not my favorite band.
4. Never, I think its pretty kewl.
5. Never owned a record player or a record.
7. Southern Hospitality for sure
who released two completely amazing records called An Anthology Of Dead Ends and We Are The Romans. I passed up on the chance to see them in London when I was a student and I've never forgiven myself for doing so, and as such I live in hope that one day they'll do a one-off gig here or something.
I best not be let down.
Oh wow, this is pretty brutal, about 20 seconds into the first track on We Are The Romans.
is that they structured their songs so well. Great tension & release, long drawn-out technical passages, plus just some flat-out amazing guitar playing & breakdowns. The quiet songs (like 'Afghamistam' on AAODE) work just as well as the heavy harsh ones do.
Great songwriters, amazing band.
is an underated classic. Wish I could listen to it right now. I also enjoy this...
I was ill when they played with Dillinger at the Underworld in 2000. That was a right balls-up.
Great cover too! Oh god, I was so into Dillinger back around CI time, I even went as far as to go and see them support System Of A Down at Brixton Academy, where they were booed! Never really liked them so much from Miss Machine onwards, kind of watered down, but CI and the ep with Mike Patton are boss.
for Dillinger with a bunch of mates who made a very violent moshpit. People looked pretty terrified to be honest. I felt like i knew everyone there who gave a crap about Dillinger. Im totally the same as you, that ep with Mullet Burden and CI are where it's at. Never liked anything from Miss Machine. I think i've seen them play 9 times though. Sorry to boast but i think thats my record for any band.
had to come on stage at one point to tell the crowd to give them a chance! But yeah, I travelled down with a friend and everyone around us was just like aaaaaaaaargh this is horrible. Wonderful evening. Think I saw them..5 times? Including a few times in Manchester and the infamous Reading pooing on a t-shirt affair. But yeah, really lost interest in them after the Irony.. ep
About as subversive as Reading got last decade. My favourite 2 memories are seeing them at the Concorde 2 in Brighton with a smallish turnout and when they still had fire breathers on stage (they might still actually) which i filmed most of and at Hellfest in the States when they played 3 covers in a row- Nine Ince Nails 'Wish', Justin Timberlake 'Like I Love You' and Slayer 'Raining Blood'. Wow.
I too missed out, got into them just after the split.
As was the EP and first album from These Arms Are Snakes (also wicked live).
So it's not all bad, doom and gloom I guess.
Oxeneers.., that was a really great record, and that track 'Drinking From The Necks Of The Ones You Love' was on-point too. And like you say, a lot of fun live as well. I was so obsessed with all this sort of stuff in my late teens / early to mid twenties.
And then that moved outward once I moved to Bristol and got acquainted with folky stuff, electronic music and my 24 year old halls flatmate's rather excellent collection of CDs (Minnie Riperton, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and all manner of bizarre stuff I've not found anywhere since).
Oxeneers was great, and as you say , 'Drinking From The Necks...' was absolutely brilliant - the first time I saw them live, at the Underworld, they finished on that and extended it for about ten minutes. I seem to remember that I preferred the first EP cos it was quite post-rocky.
MTB had some class moments - 'Monkey! Knife! Fight!' off the first album was a big tune. I found that I ran out of steam for them after a while though.
But can't bring myself to. Close. But not quite. They're just so....proggy. Or is thematic the word?
And I am not sure I have a definitive answer, but:
at the moment.
and why have i only scrobbled 36404 tracks. pathetic.
I listen to a ton of music, mostly all the time.
You need to step your scrobble game up sean.
Oh, and a little of this:
stats that way. I left my iTunes at work on for a whole weekend on accident and it messed up my profile pretty bad, that may be where all those Trail of Dead tracks came from.
Also would you be a mixture of brass and electrical instruments? Third Wave ska punk? TELL ME NOW
I would go with the name Skarklehorse and only play Sparklehorse covers. Tons of brass, at least 2 drummers and a DJ. And some dude that just break dances and pops the whole time of course.
It never happens when I charge/sync my iPod but sometimes when I'm at my Mac (yeah I'm one of those people that won't say "my computer) I have to log in and out of last.fm and/or quit iTunes and the last.fm scrobbler and start it back up.
Dont stress it tho, its not worth it.
Im a Mac man, through and through.
it pulls in all the info from your iTunes play counts and what not.
It does seem insane tho.
But its close.
1. What are your most scrobbled tracks from each of the following artists:
a) The Beatles
c) Led Zeppelin
d) Electric Six
e) most scrobbled track EVAR?
a. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds (3) not really into the Beatles
b. House of Cards (10)
c. Communication Breakdown (2)
d. Never listened to them, should I mista Cow?
e. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (30 scrobbles) because I use it for exercise.
- You prefer to listen to albums in their entirety, rather than individual tracks
- You need some electric six in your life
50% Botch discussion, 50% asinine banter about someone's last.fm listening habits
the social board does those "5,000 posts, ask me anything" threads so I thought I could bring that lameness over here to the music side but apply it to how many scrobbles (songs played) I had on my Last.fm account: http://www.last.fm/user/theShipment
I fully expected this to be completely stupid like it was/is, but I did get a pretty good recommendation from it and got some people talking about the good ol days, so its a win imo.
How do you feel about that?
You deserve a burger:
What are they up to these days?
and a record is due this year.
Caught this live on surveillance thing they did for pitchfork, pretty cool.
Probably my favorite indie-ish band, I am a sucker for deep grooves and horns.
now I won't call you theShitmental, etc. Thanks!
a bit unnecessary wasn't it. You're one of the good guys I reckon. Similar letters in our usernames, I can make shit too.
Its been a part of my last name since as far back as I can remember.
I had a chat with them when they played Nottingham, asked one to sign my poster and he drew little monsters all over it and wrote little personalised messages :D
Their various side projects are all worth listening to as well, dontcherknow...
BCS is definitely up there
and me jam off that is No Ones Leaving.
Proper little bass line ditty in that.
and then think, "nah, what's the point, it's not going to scrobble."
Then sit back down with a glum expression on your face and start to take stock of your life?
no, I just dont worry about. I have a lot of plays from CD's that have gone un-scrobbled. I do most of my listening at work which is always mp3's. CD's on the commute or at home on the beasty system (although blasting music is pretty rare in the house since the kid).
you are a greater man than I :D
except not really, because i registered the account on that date but didn't actually use it until may 2007. DURKA.
what % of your total scrobbles does your top 25 take up?
copy & paste into excel, autosum the play totals and divide?
I havent done that much math since middle school.
no? wanna borrow some of my nostalgia anyway?
I got you now.
7th grade right there. Bringing back those feel good vibes, scheming on girls that were twice as tall as me, etc.