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Archive for October, 2009

Cats, Birds, and Ghymes

Posted by shanoah on October 30, 2009

Sorry about the delay on a post. I just haven’t really been inspired to write anything here. Here are a few things I’ve been listening to in the last few days:

Found this on last.fm’s Irish Coffee radio station. This is Regölés by Ghymes, and don’t even ask me to pronounce that. Really cool music, though. I don’t really get a chance to hear Hungarian music that often.

This is for everyone who was having trouble pronouncing the last song name. It’s listed as “Колыбельные мира. Идиш.”. I was able to find a translation of the lyrics, and they were listed as “Oyfn Veg Shteyt A Boym”. Nice Yiddish folksong, in any case, and the video seems to correspond pretty well to the song. Wish I could tell you who created the video or who the musician is.

This one is for anyone who is curious what the Cat Stevens song Wild World would sound like with lyrics in Zulu. And this is sung by Cat Stevens Steven Demetre Georgiou Yusuf Islam Yusuf.

It might be easiest to just call him the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens. He’s back to creating cds as Yusuf as of 2006, after his whole thing of changing his name to Yusuf Islam in 1977, converting to Islam, and abandoning music.

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Peacebone

Posted by shanoah on October 25, 2009

I was going to post another IOSYS song, but I found another song that intrigued me. I happened to stumble upon a song by the odd title of Peacebone being covered by JacobRuefer. The music video he posted set to scenes from Pokemon seems oddly appropriate, somehow. Very catchy cover.

Having heard that, I had to hear the original, by a band called Animal Collective. So I did. It’s a strange, oddly discordant song, set to a music video involving a girl dating a monster that looks like it’s off the set of Alien. I have to approve.

That said, I actually think Jacobs cover is cleaner, and catchier, and I actually found I enjoyed it more then the original. Still, here’s Animal Collective’s version, so you can judge for yourself.

Note: It’s growing on me on the second listen, but I still feel like I’m on the verge of a headache listening to the original because of what they did to the music in the background. I might just be somewhat sensitive to it…

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Former Class A War Criminal

Posted by shanoah on October 22, 2009

You know, it’s been a while since I played IOSYS on here.

This song caught my eye with the odd title of Former Class A War Criminal, and the melody itself was very catchy, even if I’m not sure of the words. Here’s some information about the song copied straight from the notes on the video:

Song: Former Class A War Criminal
Artist: IOSYS
Album: 東方風櫻宴 Phantasmagoria mystical expectation (Touhou Kazakuraen)
Album Release Date: 2006

Fourth track from the album Touhou Kazakuraen.

The song is a remix of “六十年目の東方裁判 ~ Fate of Sixty Years” (Touhou Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years), which is Sikieiki Yamaxanadu’s theme from Touhou 9: Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

The term “Class A War Criminal” is a reference to Kaya Okinori, a criminal arrested during World War II for dealing opium to the Chinese.

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Let Her Go Down

Posted by shanoah on October 19, 2009

Back to folksongs today.

In this case this is the song of a captain going down with his ship: Let Her Go Down, by Steeleye Span. And I happened to find a recording of the Hollies covering the same song, so I thought I’d throw that in as well.

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Geocide

Posted by shanoah on October 17, 2009

No post today, because the earth has been destroyed.

Don’t take my word for it. Check the IEDAB website.

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The Wrong Side

Posted by shanoah on October 14, 2009

Well, I seem to have lost track of time.

None the less, I was going to continue with steampunk, and Abney Park. I found a fan made music video by wyldelf that he says was done with a 1 chip camera and no budget. For all that, I think it’s quite impressive.

But then, I’m partial to sepia. The song is The Wrong Side.

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Airship Pirate

Posted by shanoah on October 10, 2009

I was going to go to the Las Vegas Ren Faire today, but didn’t really feel like it.

As such, no need for renaissance themes today, so I’ll keep going on my steampunk theme. This song is by the group Abney Park, and is titled Airship Pirate. Overall, thought it was pretty cool.

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Skeletons

Posted by shanoah on October 8, 2009

Looks like there’s more to that last song then I realized. Seems that Little Sir Hugh‘s death spurred a bunch of anti-Jewish hysteria and a number of people were killed. Nasty business.

However, today I found a Steampunk band called Unextraordinary Gentlemen. So here they are, with top hats and canes, singing the song Skeleton Goes To Town.

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Little Sir Hugh

Posted by shanoah on October 6, 2009

I’m getting tired of these depressing songs about death. So I picked out a nice happy cheerful song today. About murder.

Well, you know how I like murder ballads. This one is by the band Steeleye Span (yes, I play them a lot), called Little Sir Hugh. You can see the lyrics here, but it’s basically about a little kid who accidentally kicks his ball in a castle everyones afraid of.

The lady of the castle leads him in the castle, stabs him, drains his blood, and throws his body in a well. (Which is probably a good reason to be afraid of the castle, really) Reminds me of Mr. Fox’s Garden, in a way. Which is another murder ballad I really like. Unfortunately, the only video on youtube I’ve seen of it wasn’t good quality…

Edit: Just as a side note, this is based on a historical murder, the death of Little St. Hugh of London.

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Blue Sky

Posted by shanoah on October 3, 2009

I may as well stay with the theme of depressing songs.

In this case, I’m switching over to Pink Floyd, though. This song is titled Goodbye, Blue Sky, and the video is from the movie of The Wall. I thought the imagery on this was, well, disturbing, really. But in a very well done way. Bombers and the flag of England into crosses. It wins lots of disturbing points from me.

And since I’m a day or two late on posting, I probably ought to at least throw another song in. I was interested to see that Queen has written a song about Jesus, and since I just posted a video with a bunch of crosses in it, this seems an appropriate time to post it. 🙂

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