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Monday, February 26, 2007

New music and more of why I hate Windoze:

I know music and Windoze Vista, the latest release of crapware out of Redmond, are disparate topics, but if you don't like it, then oh well. :)

The first band I would like to mention is Die Mannequin. I've just listened to their song "Autumn Cannibalist", and they're definitely good. They're a very promising sleaze rock, and their punk influences are very noticeable. Definitely worth a listen.

The second band is an electropop band by the name of Dangerous Muse. As cheap a bastard as I am, I'm seriously considering buying their album. Maybe it's the age speaking, (bah, I'm probably younger than those most likely to view this blog. lol) but I can hear some of the various influences that led to the evolution of their sound, though they're very much their own band. If you like dance music but have been yearning for, I don't know, LYRICS, this is definitely who you've been looking for. Good shit.

Last, but certainly not least, there's Throw The Fight, a pleasantly aggressive melodic alternative rock band. I'm out of adjectives, so instead, at the end of this post, I have embedded the video to their song "Endless Struggle".

In the meantime, I've been trolling the ZDNet blogs of one Ed Bott. It seems that the old "Windows Genuine Advantage" snafu has spawned yet another bastard child, this time for the Windows Vista version of their alleged operating system. Now, you can even trigger the kill switch by installing the wrong program on your legal copy. Thank you, Redmond. No wonder I feel better in a Tux.

Now, with that little bit of unpleasantness out of the way, enjoy the show:


Snave said...

I'm always on the lookout for new music! I love "classic rock" like the stuff most about people my age (around 50) like... but there are some of those songs I have heard far too many times, and I don't buy the tired old saw of "There just isn't any good new music."

I will see about looking into those you mentioned!

I may post some of what I've been listening to soon. Some of my current favorites are the new Shins CD, plus Band of Horses (kind of Shins-like), The Broken West (sounds kind of like Wilco from around 5 years ago), Anders Parker (alt-country-rock-singer-songwriter), and a genuine guilty pleasure is techno artist Benny Benassi (I think "Who's Your Daddy" and "Satisfaction" are hilarious... for the vocals, they use robotic voices like I have used with handicapped students' communication boards!) Fun stuff. Too much music, and not enough ears to hear it with!

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Amen, Snave. Amen.