Uncommon music criticized by the common man. (Or, exercises in futility masquerading as critical thought.)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Ten More To Go

As I mentioned previously, CO set me up with an offer for 50 free downloads from eMusic. Of course, the hope is to entice the user to sign up for a full/paid account. While I have not had much problem finding songs for downloading, way too many of my searches came up completely empty, so I think I will opt to not sign up at this time. Besides, I do prefer listening to music on my stereo. If I had an MP3 player, I might be more inclined to stay, as I could at least take the music with me. As it is, I have to listen to it all on the computer, an experience that could be improved with a better sound card or speakers, but still would not be as enjoyable as just listening to it on the stereo.

Anyway, as the subject of this post says, I have ten more downloads to go. For the curious, this is what I have downloaded so far:

400 Blows "The Ugly Are So Beautiful"
Apples In Stereo "Strawberryfire"
At the Gates "Blinded By Fear"
Babes In Toyland "Dust Cake Boy"
The Black Keys "A.M. Automatic"
Bloc Party "Positive Tension"
Breather Resist "Midas In Reverse"
Call And Response "Little Noises"
Callisto "Cold Stare"
Church of Misery "Ripping Into Pieces"
Dead Meadow "Eyeless Gaze All Eye/Don't Tell The Riverman"
Deerhoof "Sealed With A Kiss" and "Green Cosmos"
The Dramatics "The Devil Is Dope" and "Get Up And Get Down"
Dressy Bessy "If You Should Try To Kiss Her"
Interpol "C'Mere"
Japancakes "Sleepy Strange"
Junior Kimbrough "Sad Days Lonely Nights"
Khanate "Skin Coat"
Luna "Astronaut"
Mary Timony "On The Floor"
Masters of Hemisphere "New Commotion"
The Minders "28X"
Mission of Burma "That's When I Reach For My Revolver"
Mortician "Zombie Apocalypse"
Mountain Brothers "Microphone Phenomenal"
Neurosis "Purify"
The New Pornographers "These Are The Fables"
Novadriver "Bury Me Alive"
Of Montreal "The Party's Crashing Us"
Pavement "Jam Kids" and "Haunt You Down"
Pigface "Suck"
Ride "Leave Them All Behind" (LIVE)
Scenic "Lightspeed"
Superchunk "Animated Airplanes Over Germany"
Teenage Fanclub "Time Stops"
Thirstin Howl III "Brooklyn Hard Rock (Pt 1)"

Hmmmm...that counts as thirty-nine, but I only have ten downloads left. Either I got ripped off, I accidentally deleted something, or that Dead Meadow song constitutes two downloads. Weird...I just checked and it said I downloaded a song by the Pixies ("Into The White"), but it's not anywhere in my folder. I think I stopped it mid-download when I realized I already had that song in my collection. Whatever.

Reasons behind the downloads: to check out bands I'd only previously heard of, listen to songs off of albums I don't have by artists I already know and love, and to peep bands I've never heard of before. I think when I'm finished, I'll start posting thoughts about each song, perhaps even on a daily (yeah right) basis. I mean, how hard is it to write something about one measly song?