Musical baton

17 May 2005


A Blue Perspective: Musical baton

You know the great thing about a meme? It saves you from having to actually think up an idea to write about. So thanks to Hans Hyttinen for passing me the musical baton ...

Total volume of music files on my computer:

10.1 GB of MP3s, 10MB of Cubase arrangements.

The last CD I bought was:

Jeeze, who buys CDs? The last piece of vinyl I bought was Mannel - Cruel Summer.

Song playing right now:

Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Five songs I listen to a lot/mean a lot to me:

  • Ben Folds Five - Brick: A song that you love at first because its beautiful, then hate because its popular, then love because its beautiful.
  • Hybrid - Finished Symphony: Who said strings and big beats have to be cheesy? The Russian Federal Orchestra hit the dancefloor.
  • LTJ Bukem - Horizons: Where jazz meets drum and bass.
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five: A jazz cliche? Maybe, but that doesn't make it bad.
  • Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name: Sometimes you just gotta rock!

Five people to whom I am passing the baton:

Keeping it an all Aussie geek affair ...

  • Matty McG (I heard the latest IBM robots have in-built music appreciation chips.)
  • David McDonald (I want to know what newlyweds listen to. Jessica Simpson, I bet.)
  • Dez (If only so he can let people know he's alive.)
  • John Allsopp (Who knows what music drives this madness?)
  • Dan Webb (He's an honorary Australian after spending three months in Melbourne.)




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    Charles Martin commented on 18 May 2005 @ 00:24

    I have to say that I've read about a half dozen of these online and your list is the first one where I recognized at least one of the artists listed.  There is definitely a variety of tastes among developers/designers.

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    The Man in Blue commented on 19 May 2005 @ 00:47

    People love throwing in obscure songs/groups, because that proves they've got cool taste in music :0]

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    Ithika commented on 19 May 2005 @ 09:54

    I feel like I'm some kind of stalker... every time I check my frequently-read list of blogs this meme has appeared somewhere else, and gets passed to another person whose blog I read. It's like watching some kind of web-designer infection spreading around the globe.

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    Cam commented on 19 May 2005 @ 15:02

    I was gutted that I didn't have enough room to include Brick (amongst many others) in my list -- it is one of those really beautiful peices of music... I'd rate it alongside Lamb's Goreki (which did make it).

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    coda commented on 20 May 2005 @ 02:08

    Aye..! "Hybrid - Finished Symphony" got me into Hybrid in a big way. In retrospect it was probably the reason I bought my PS2 and consequently SSX back in the day. ;) You might enjoy Way Out West, via the link above.

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    The Man in Blue commented on 20 May 2005 @ 02:26

    Already got plenty of Way Out West :0]

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    John Allsopp commented on 20 May 2005 @ 10:23

    Duly recieved and passed on.

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    Mae West commented on 22 May 2005 @ 21:52

    Man in blue wrote:
    People love throwing in obscure songs/groups, because that proves they've got cool taste in music

    What is obscure to you maybe not to another?

    Again I say:

    Union Jack is one the best trance acts (from 1990 and on)


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    John commented on 23 May 2005 @ 20:26

    Do you want good music that has the best of two worlds? namely jazz and funk

    easy ...

    Just listen to anything by


    throw that musial baton away

    get in your chair

    put up the volume


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    I commented on 27 May 2005 @ 15:52

    Some of those who work forces
    Are the same who burn churches.


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    Trevor Chantilly commented on 30 May 2005 @ 06:16

    A song that you love at first because its beautiful, then hate because its popular, then love because its beautiful.

    Typical dj talk -

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    Chet commented on 7 June 2005 @ 03:29

    Lamb has some awesome smooth toons. Definitely nice work music!

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    Affinity commented on 21 May 2011 @ 08:45

    AFAICT you've cvoeerd all the bases with this answer!

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    Shermaine commented on 21 May 2011 @ 09:28

    Good point. I hadn't touhght about it quite that way. :)

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    Trixie commented on 4 July 2011 @ 23:09

    Gee whiz, and I tohught this would be hard to find out.

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    Jazlynn commented on 5 July 2011 @ 10:07

    There’s a terrific amount of knoweglde in this article!

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    Servena commented on 5 July 2011 @ 14:04

    Do you have more great atrciles like this one?

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    Maricar commented on 27 August 2012 @ 01:32

    Nicholas is born in Kuching, East Malaysia. He works in Taiwan where he sings & acts as well. Do watch his idol drama Smiling Pasta. Fantastic show which never fails to lighten one's mood after wchating!

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    Ayu commented on 27 August 2012 @ 05:20

    Actually, I have heard of Nicholas Teo before. I liked that song he did caelld Little Turtle. I like this new song as well I'll look up more of Prince Teo's music soon! Thank you for posting about it. ~ZB24~

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    Kamal commented on 27 August 2012 @ 05:31

    Raul Malo has recorded some songs in Spanish.For a slmape of his fabulous voice and style, you mightwant to listen to his live performance of Besame Mucho which is available on YouTube.

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    I think you should make a sodautrnck to your life. choose a number of songs like 10 but no more representing you! make it into a power point presentation or photoshop type program for 3 reasons everyone knows when you use PP or such, it takes attention off u physically while ur presenting something, it's easy to use, and 3rd it will be interesting to present something besides written report.- birth- childhood- first kiss- teen agression- old age- marriage- deaththese are just some topics you can vary it up by using sports, achievements, family, etc.

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