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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 1/5/11

Happy New Year to you all! Christ, another year gone and I'm happy to see much of it blow to the wind, honestly. New year, new perspective. Not sure why we all consciously make changes and resolutions at the new year instead of all year long, nor why it seems like a year change is cause for renewed optimism, but hey, whatever. A new vibe to 2011 and we'll see how it all plays out in the immediate months.

After getting drop-kicked by some wicked moonshine to ring in the new year, I'm strategizing everything in my life from top-to-bottom and now that the industry is back from break, things will rev up again at The Metal Minute and everything else I'm affiliated with. Right now, been flying pages on a new thriller-horror short story that I've left the chains off to see how excessive it intends to go. Every time I pull the document up and resume writing, I literally surrender to what comes out, so consider yourselves warned for the final output...

Been obsessing over film soundtracks this week as I've always had a daydream of being a music coordinator for movies. While writing my novel "Saved By Zero," I created my own "soundtrack" as I saw the story unraveling and it kept me to task accordingly. Being floored by Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack, I'm literally submerging myself in various film scores and soundtracks while I write this current story and market "Saved By Zero." I daydreamed my entire teenage life about being a rock journalist and it came true, you know...

So expect my playlists to be heavy on the film tip for the upcoming weeks while I get myself limber (as in Rule # whatever in the hilarious Zombieland) for a hopefully productive year. As always, thanks for your patronage here at The Metal Minute. Let's rock this sucka...

The Ocean - Fluxion
The Ocean - Aeolian
The Ocean - Heliocentric
The Ocean - Anthropocentric
Daft Punk - Discovery
Tron: Legacy soundtrack
Raiders of the Lost Ark soundtrack
American Beauty soundtrack
Carrie soundtrack
Heavy Metal soundtrack
Fiddler On the Roof soundtrack
The Sound of Music soundtrack
Goodfellas soundtrack
Halloween II (Rob Zombie) soundtrack
Gladiator soundtrack
Psychedelic Furs - s/t
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
Motorhead - On Parole
Texas Hippie Coalition - Rollin
Leadbelly - Goodnight Irene
Mudhoney - s/t
Sodom - In the Sign of Evil


Metal Mark said...

Weedeater-Justice for y'all re-issue, Jason the dragon
Grand Astoria-Omnipresence
Razorwyre-Coming out
WASP-The last command
Bongripper-Satan worshipping doom
Stake the witch-Medusa
Ravage-End of tomorrow
Iron Maiden-The final frontier

taotechuck said...

Ray, did you ever listen to the last two Talk Talk records (Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock)? They went in a different direction from their new wave sound, and ended up with two of the most under-appreciated (and under-rated) albums from that time period.

Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom
Tom Waits - Mule Variations
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Bettye LaVette - Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
Bob Mould - District Line
Gaslight Anthem - Sink or Swim
God Help the Girl - s/t
v/a - Ziggy Marley Presents Dancehall Originators Vol. 1
Vampire Weekend - s/t
Vampire Weekend - Contra
The Submarines - Honeysuckle Weeks
The Atlas Sound - Logos
Pan American - The River Ran Through It
Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away
Deadmau5 - 4 X 4 = 12
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions...

cjk_44 said...

Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
The Haunted - rEVOLVEr
Rush - Counterparts
Van Halen - 1984
Saigon Kick - Water
Helmet - Betty
New Order - Waiting for the Sirens' Call
Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis
Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory

Watching: "RED" (Willis, Mirren, et. al.)

Ray, nice pull with the Mudhoney s/t. That alone is going to inspire me to listen to Green River this week.

Mark, is that new Wino out yet or are you listening to a promo? I had the pleasure of talking with Wino a couple of times in the late '90s/early '00s - super nice guy and a helluva guitar player.

Fred said...

I've been out of the loop for awhile. How's it going?

1.Ween - All Request Live
2. Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall
3. Anthrax - Among the Living
4. Joanna Newsom - Have one on Me
5. Slough Feg - The Animal Spirits

taotechuck said...

Hey Fred... what's the deal with Joanna Newsom? Does she warrant all the hype she gets?

Metal Mark said...

cjk 44-It's a promo.

Fred said...

Taotechuck- I really like her stuff, although it's not normally what I would listen too. The first time I heard her sing, I thought it was a child singing. Her voice is usually the make or break for most people.

I would recommend checking out the song Emily or Easy. You could probably figure out if you would like the rest of her stuff by listening to those songs.

Eric Clapton said...

Happy New Year=)
looking forward for great music releases =)

Kylie Minogue said...

All the youth is such a big fan of this metal... Oh God.

Chris Tomlin said...

Satan worshiping is getting more common then we could ever think of. i don't know where this will lead but all should know that the doom is near.

Chris Tomlin said...

free masonry and Satan worshiping is the same. iron maiden is the band which can be best described as a satan worshiping band. i liked your post.

Arlo Guthrie said...

Looking forward for a wonderful musical year =)

Rascal Flatts said...

Happy new year to all...I hope we get to hear some real cool heavy metal music this year!

Brad Paisley said...

lovely indeed!

Melissa Etheridge said...

this is some crap Satan worshiping. you should take out time to learn some new stuff and share some new stuff.

Jason Aldean said...

People have great taste of music here=)

Pete Yorn said...


Eric Clapton said...

Great Share! I hope this year happens to be phenomenal for music=)

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I hope this year brings out the best music =)

Classical Spectacular said...

Looking forward for amazing music releases this year=)

Eric Clapton said...

Youth loves metal aint it?

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