Meera-Devi and The Mad Terran's Music Blog

Monday, October 30, 2006

Thoughts of Fall

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Thoughts of Fall

1. Hungry Lucy - Harvest (4:46)

2. Thea Gilmore - Throwing In (3:44)
3. The Little Willies - No Place To Fall (4:00)
4. Rasputina - The Fox in the Snow (3:17)
5. The Shroud - Falling Dream (4:16)
6. Falling Up - Moonlit (3:33)
7. Regina Spektor - 20 Years Of Snow (3:31)
8. Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (3:42)
9. Bernard Fanning - Yesterday's Gone (2:34)
10. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Ragged Company (4:54)
11. Hem - Almost Home (2:02)
12. The Ditty Bops - Breeze Black Night (2:59)
13. Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Slippin' Away (3:29)
14. The Greencards - Weather And Water (4:04)
15. The Handsome Family - Where The Trees Lean (3:20)
16. Future Bible Heroes - Lonely Days (4:09)
17. Rasputina - Thimble Island (2:41)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Returning. . .

Depressingly, I'll be back in Miami in a few days. I love my home town, but my heart is increasingly here in Indiana. Screwy, eh? Talk about changes in latitudes, changes in atitudes.

I'm currently sitting at home, quietly, making cookies for the charming, lovely Dellessanna, who showed me one of the local highlights this weekend: The Covered Bridge Festival. Surprisingly, there's not much going on musically, but what you'd hear wandering around any fair or swap meet. I got a corn dog, hearing the vendor on a cold, cold morning listening to some Sublime. I heard various types of blue grass and country (both good and bad). I even saw a group of Native Americans playing some form of music, that wasn't precisely authentic, but seemed like it was closer to more blue grass.

We even saw a record collector who sold framed records with their sleeves (and the purses previously mentioned by Del). I refrained, knowing I'd be way too tempted to break the glass and get the record on my player. (I could probably get the same thing, unframed for a lot cheaper off Ebay or Gemm.

If you're ever up this way, it's more than worth the visit during those two weeks of the year that they do this little thing. The food, if anything is more than worth it. I've never had fair food THAT good.

So for this week, I'm going to post one of my current favourites. I set it up weeks ago, put it together a while back, and justn ever got around to posting it. Frankly though, I still like listening to it on my mp3 player while going about town.

No Sugar in the Mind's Eye

Sunday, October 22, 2006

In St. Louis Yesterday. . .

MadTerran Music #2

MadTerran Music #1

Some of Del's pictures coming later!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Record Sleeves...

The Madterran and I went to the Bridge Festival the other day and came across a stand full of purses that appeared to be made from old record sleeves. Rather interesting looking really. :) The same vendor also had framed albums. It was very neat looking however impractical.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

So here we are. . .

I'm currently away from the home of madterranmusic and in the home of innocence, the birth place of the fictional Radar O'Reily, the place A Christmas Story happened: Indiana. So yes, I'm visiting my beloved Dellessanna and doing my best to keep posting when I can. Also, expect a couple of mixes from up here.

I'm going to offer you all a bit more of my home, in that this is the first from the series of podcasts from my small, but ever growing vinyl collection. (As you all recall, I posted the second one a few weeks ago, since it was the easiest one to put together).

I've played this mix more than a few times, even once in the store. They were simply amazed that it came from 45's. The last track will have to be a nice surprise for everyone, and was the impetus for these recordings. I didn't even know I had it until I happened to be really digging through the collection, and frankly, I'm still in awe of it. (It'll have to be a surprise, since I left the playlist on my computer in Miami.)

All Vinyl Playlist 1

Friday, October 13, 2006

Music Life Changes

MadTerran Music #1

Damn, it doesn't update automatically. . .

You Tube Video Mix .. . Sorta.

After some recommendations today by one of the music reps I started digging around You Tube, and I kept digging as I kept suddenly getting an urge to see this video or that. . .

I would up putting together about 11 songs. I'm sorry that it's so intensive, but it was rather unavoidable. In the future, I'll piece something together differently, once I know a little bit more about how You Tube works.

So if this overloads the Friend's Page for one of our LJ syndication readers, I am sorry. If you don't see it, probably through Google Groups, make sure you swing by the site properly. You'll be missing some fun stuff.

This collection is mostly stuff that will please most everyone around here, in that there's something most of you will like. I'll save wild and properly technicolour for another evening. . .

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Long Island Iced Tea

Finally! Sorry for the neglect in posting anything new. It's been a busy few weeks.

This is a mix that was completed in the middle of August in the series of summer mixes that were completed and posted around the same time. I'm not exactly sure how to describe it, however, I do hope you enjoy. It's a nice driving mix.

Long Island Iced Tea

1 - Architecture in Helsinki - Scissor Paper Rock
2 - Radiohead - Cuttooth
3 - Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Sand River
4 - Malcolm Mclaren - About Her
5 - Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
6 - Esthero - Song for Holly
7 - Laika - Go Fish
8 - Röyksopp - Röyksopp's Night Out
9 - RJD2 - Since We Last Spoke
10 - Miranda Sex Garden - Close to the Sky
11 - Oasis - Cum on Feel the Noize
12 - Fatboy Slim - Praise You
13 - The Verve - Space and Time
14 - The Stranglers - Golden Brown
15 - Shivaree - Goodnight Moon
16 - Embrace - All You Good People

In other news, work and school have kept me quite preoccuppied, among my other amusing (mis)adventures. However, there are series of mixes in the works. Hopefully, I can start posting them within the next 2 weeks. And that's being generous...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Mercy for the Sun

Here is South Florida, we've been having absolutely beautiful weather: no humidity, a perpetual breeze. It hasn't even been all that hot. Why, I don't know. Sadly, I haven't had the time to sit and watch a weather report in a week or so, but I'm not complianing. A year ago, we were watching a nasty hurricane rip up Mexico, waiting for it to swing up our way and tear us a new one. That didn't quite happen, but it did disrupt life a bit down here. . .

This new mix was intended to be a jazz mix, but somehow I had a few other ideas as I made it. Something about it begged for a little Soul and a few other things too. It could cool down a hot afternoon, or warm up a slow, cool night. Hope you all enjoy.

Mercy for the Sun

1. Antonio Carlos Jobim - God And The Devil In The The Land Of The Sun
2. Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
3. Otis Redding - Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
4. Stevie Wonder - Blame It On The Sun
5. Ahmad Jamal - Children of the Night
6. Nouvelle Vague - Bela Lugosi's Dead
7. Cal Tjader - China Nights
8. The Alan Parsons Project - (The system of) Doctor Tarr & Professor Fether
9. Kenna - Vexed and Glorious
10. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Jhoole jhoole laal
11. Jamiroquai - Starchild
12. Art Of Noise - Dragnet '88

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Some Meatloaf for the evening. . .

Sorry about the potential overload on the LJ subscription readers, but I had to.

My mother was watching VH1 Classic and I looked over and saw Meatloaf singing. Then I saw that they were playing his new video, which is a good cover of one of the better Celine Dion songs. It caused me to go a' googlin' and dig up some videos on You Tube to relive one of the more embarassing things I liked in the early days of me liking music. Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell 2.

How can you not love the whole melodrama of it? And besides, for a big guy, he gets some hot chicks in his videos.

Down the Drain

How this mix came to be, I just don't remember. I do remember playing with some harder rock tracks a couple months ago and this one came out of that process. It's a nice mix in that it's different from what I usually post here. It's also a lot of stuff I listened to four or five years ago. I used to listen to more metal, but over time I've done a little bit of damage to my hearing. So typically, I shy away from it.

I know I'm missing a lot in those genres, but I just never got it entirely to begin with.

I don't mean, however, that anything in this mix is "metal." I know more than a couple people who'd hit me for even suggesting it.

Down the Drain

1. Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
2. Drain STH - Enter My Mind
3. A Perfect Circle - Let's Have A War
4. Nonpoint - In The Air Tonight
5. Nirvana - You Know You're Right
6. Enigma - Principles of Lust (everlasting lust remix)
7. Royksopp - Dead To The World
8. Radiohead - Go to Sleep. (Little Man Being Erased.)
9. Hungry Lucy - In The Circle
10. the tea party - samsara
11. Talvin Singh - Vikram The Vampire
12. Massive Attack - Eurochild
13. Portishead - Mourning Air

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