Nov 5 2012


Mr Stuff

For the last 2 months or so I’ve been feeling really crappy, I’d say even more than usual, and I have no idea why. I’ve been a lot more grumpy, snappy and generally anti social. So if you’ve encountered that I’m sorry. So with that I’m going to sum up the last 2 months with a song.

Jun 4 2010

Rediscovered Choons

Mr Stuff

While pottering through my iPod I came across an album that I haven’t listened to in ages and am so glad that I’ve re-found it. The album is Distort by Vitro which I bought because we saw them supporting KMFDM in 98 or 99 (can’t remember off the top of my head) and the album is awesome.

So in case you haven’t heard of them and fancy giving them a listen here is one of their fine songs. This song was on my first MP3 player (a Diamond Rio) when a friend of mine asked to listen to the quality of the player and it played, he was quite baffled by the apparent wall of noise :-)

May 22 2009

For tonight, on this small planet

Mr Stuff

We’re going to do the washing up

I’m bored of talking about my health today so I’m going to put up my latest fave Genius playlist which is great for doing the washing up, it’s based upon Slam by Pendulum.

Slam – Pendulum
Voodoo People (Pendulum Mix) – Prodigy
Insomnia – Faithless
Aerodynamic – Daft Punk
Hey Boy Hey Girl – Chemical Brothers
Born Slippy – Underworld
Get a Move On – Mr Scruff
Clubbed to Death – Rob D
Converting Vegetarians – Infected Mushroom
Granite – Pendulum
Mona Lisa Overdrive – Juno Reactor
God is a DJ – Faithless
Out of Space – Prodigy
In Yer Face – 808 State
Chemical Beats – Chemical Brothers
Tarantula – Pendulum
Digital Love – Daft Punk
Busy Child – Crystal Method
Mass Destruction – Faithless
Breathe – Prodigy
Spandex Man – Mr Scruff
Ebeneezer Goode – Shamen
Becoming Insane – Infected Mushroom
Propane Nightmares – Pendulum
We Come 1 – Faithless

Dec 27 2008

What’s up with Kerrang!

Mr Stuff

Mrs Stuff wanted to watch some music TV so we put Kerrang! on as they had the ‘100 most almighty rock ballads’ and as we tuned in they showed No 85 which was Pure Morning by Placebo, great track. Then a forgettable 84 and No 83 was Bohemian Rhapsody??? Number 83 you say.
No 82 was Good Charlotte with something forgettable
No 81 was Seether featuring Amy Lee, not heard it before and won’t miss it.
No 80 was Feeder, again not that great.

I’m sure that last time I looked Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the rock greats of all time.

If you’re going to do almighty rock ballads you need Bohemian Rhapsody, Here I go Again and November Rain in your top ten.
Job done…

Dec 17 2008

Another Genius playlist

Mr Stuff

I’m not ashamed to admit that I like some Limp Bizkit songs, see I just told you and feel no shame at all. Anyway I’ve been playing about with Genius on my iPod Touch again and this is my current top playlist based on ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ by Limp Bizkit.

  • Behind Blue Eyes – Limp Bizkit
  • Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix) – Rob Zombie
  • Like a Stone – Audioslave
  • Chop Suey! – System of a Down
  • Sweet Dreams – Marilyn Manson
  • Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
  • Rollin’ (Urban Assault Vehicle) – Limp Bizkit
  • Crawling – Linkin Park
  • No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
  • Bother – Stone Sour
  • Tainted Love – Marilyn Manson
  • Lonely Day – System of a Down
  • Tribute – Tenacious D
  • Nookie – Limp Bizkit
  • Breaking the Habit – Linkin Park
  • Before I Forget – Slipknot
  • Time is Running Out – Muse
  • Today – The Smashing Pumpkins
  • The Beautiful People – Marilyn Manson
  • Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Hand That Feeds – Nine Inch Nails
  • Faith – Limp Bizkit
  • Toxicity – System of a Down
  • Even Flow – Pearl Jam
  • Hurt – Nine Inch Nails

Dec 16 2008

Some Music help needed

Mr Stuff

This has been bugging me for years, no really years, and I’m still no closer to a solution so I’m going to ask for some help.

A few years ago I saw an advert on Sky for National Geographic and it had a catchy tune that I quite liked, but couldn’t find out what it was. I Googled it and searched ‘Commercial Breaks and Beats’, the site that usually answers my questions on advert music, but no luck. No-one but me seemed to have seen the advert.

Then someone, not sure who but someone I knew, said that they thought they’d seen it and it sounded like The Flaming Lips. So I was potentially closer and now just needed a track name and I’d be sorted. Anyway I forgot about it for a bit until Mrs Stuff came back from work with a Flaming Lips album that she had been given by them for sorting out their tour stuff, signed and everything, so I scanned through the tracks and there it was. But there was voices on it, the advert was an instrumental and I prefer it without the voices. Anyway now I know the artist and track name but not where to get hold of an instrumental version.

Sky are now using it on one of their Christmas film adverts, they have shown the advert on Sky News since I started writing this, just to taunt me. So the need to try and get hold of the track is now back in my head.

So if anyone can help I’m looking for an instrumental version of Do You Realize?? by the Flaming Lips, here is the advert in case you were wondering what it sounds like.

Nov 28 2008

It’s Genius

Mr Stuff

Earlier in the year I bought myself an iPod touch because I was fed up and hadn’t bought myself anything nice all year, and Mr Stuff needs his toys. It’s a great toy and has loads of features to play about with, even more now that the App store has opened.

Anyway one of the features that was added a few months ago was the Genius playlist generator. You select a track that you’d like to use as the seed and it then piks other tracks in your library to make up a playlist using artist and genre information, and probably lots of other things. You can create the playlists in iTunes and transfer them across to any iPod, or if you have a touch or an iPhone then you can generate them on the device. The last time I updated the library on my iPod I made sure to pick a few things that I wouldn’t normally listen to because they turned up in playlists.

So here is the current playlist I am listening to, which I like a lot, the seed track is Beloved by VNV Nation.

  • Beloved – VNV Nation
  • Until the End of the World – Apoptygma Bezerk
  • Hooked – Seabound
  • Shallow Nation – Icon of Coil
  • Steelrose (Talla 2 XLC Mix) – Project Pitchfork
  • Ghost in the Circuit – Velvet Acid Christ
  • Darkangel – VNV Nation
  • Something for the Pain – Zeromancer
  • Intruder Alert – Combichrist
  • Furious Angels – Rob D
  • Satan – Orbital
  • Phucking phreak – Velvet Acid Christ
  • Prime Audio Soup – Meat Beat Manifesto
  • Heavyweight – Infected Mushroom
  • Genesis – VNV Nation
  • Former Self – Icon of Coil
  • Avalost (Instrumental) – Seabound
  • Need You Like a Drug – Zeromancer
  • Move Any Mountain (I.R.P. in the land of Oz)- The Shamen
  • Wound – Velvet Acid Christ
  • Joy to the World – Combichrist
  • Mona Lisa Overdrive – Juno Reactor
  • Legion – VNV Nation
  • Godlike (Chicago Trax Version) – KMFDM
  • Becoming Insane – Infected Mushroom

Nov 22 2008

If you’re going to cover a song put the effort in

Mr Stuff

There are 2 types of song covers in the world, those that make the song theirs and those that just copy it. Most of the poppy crappy bands of today take the latter approach while bands that have some talent usually make the song theirs.

I like Marilyn Manson and consider him to have one of the best cover bands I’ve heard because he owns the track and puts the effort in to give it his sound. On the other side of the coin you have the likes of All Saints and their pitiful cover of Under the Bridge, the less said about that the better.

Anyway I’m not going to rant on about this much more but the thought occured to me when I was doing a bit of work and Scuzz was on in the background when an advert for Enter Shikari covering Insomnia came on. It’s not a bad cover, I love the original, but at least they put some effort into it.