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Random fact of the day

In Meatloaf’s “I would do anything for love” he sings/says “I would do anything for love” 33 times.
My 2 colleagues counted.

Diorama – A different life

Diorama - A different life
New album, brilliant as always. “Kein Mord” is my fave track after the first few listens, but “Exit the grey” is also catchy.

Last.fm

Last.fm
Ok, I absolutely adore Last.fm, it appeals to the statistics whore in me. It’s also a great way to discover new music. For those unfamiliar with it, you download a program which tracks what music you listen to. This is then turned into statistics you can view on their website (all RSS powered, so you easily add it to for example your blog). Recently played, weekly charts, fave bands, you name it.
It also lets you see music you may like as well, based on what it knows you love. And you can see a list of other people with a similar music taste.
Anyway, the list goes on and on, check it out if you’re a music nut.

And, now we also have a last.fm group for X111.com members:
http://www.last.fm/group/X111.com
Join it! If we get a group of people on there it will generate a weekly chart based on what we’ve all been listening to, which in turn could be fun to add to the site.

Within Temptation

Within Temptation - The heart of everything
Very nice. Yet again a little more mainstream, but they’ve got more punch now. Me likes.
Read more…

Seabound – Double-crosser

Seabound - Double-crosser
Finally, a new Seabound cd. Beautiful.
Some day I’ll finally get round to making a top 10 of my fave bands/musicians. A daunting task, but I’m reasonably sure it’ll include Seabound.

Musicwise this is probably the best week of the year

2 albums are released which I know will be among my 3 faves of the year without even having heard them yet.
First up is VNV Nation‘s new album “Matter and form” which I hope will rival “Empires”, which is definately one of my favourite albums ever.
And secondly at last the new Diorama cd, titled “Amaroid”. At last because their last album dates back to 2002 and I love both that one and the older “Her liquid arms”.

It’s rather cool, to me at least, that both are being released at roughly the same time because I stumbled across Empires and Her liquid arms at the end of 2002 and both grew on me so much, because of their lyrics, music and the mood coupled with my state of being at the time. So I’m looking forward to see if the 2 new ones will live up to my expectations.

Yay for EBM/synthpop/Darkwave or whatever it’s called these days.

If I could save time in a bottle

http://www.minibite.com/romance/time.htm

First time I heard this song was a long time ago in a galaxy far away when it was sung during an episode of the original Muppet Show (yes, THAT long ago).
It impressed me then (along with the sjweet Muppet act who was drinking some potion of youth during the song and kept p00fing into a younger version) but I never could find it later on.
Until something today made me think of it and I searched Google (again).
Good karma ;)

ps, for all blind bats, the title’s a link.

Life and times of a bonus track

So you know how EPs and ‘special editions’ of CDs contain all kinds of special versions of songs, limited editions, unreleased stuff… Well, the first single of the new Edguy album (great album btw, nice to see some bands stay true to themselves and not going muy loco *coughsStratovariuscoughs*)is released, an EP for the price of a single actually.
5 tracks plus a video, and track 5 is called ‘Life and times of a bonus track’

#Poor artist went to the label, truckloads of money in mind
Rich artist left the building
Cause all the labels had been standing in line
And so they signed

Artist wrote rock’n roll history
Concentrated on an album so strong
But business claimed limited editions
Insisting on additional songs

That was the time when I had been born
When I first saw the light of day
And even if you’ve got a different opinion
From my point of view – needless to say –
That I’m happy to be
Even if you don’t want me to be
The world wouldn’t go round without me

I’m a bonus track on my way to Japan
And I’m gonna be spread on Internet
I’m a bonus track, to Brazil and back
I’m enjoying worldwide fame

They’ll screw the industry, pay no royalty
Burn me on CD, all illegally
Chinese bootlegs, Russian piracy
Cutthroat Germans they all copy me
And I don’t give a shit, to me it’s all the same
As long as I get all the fame
And the girls know my name

I don’t give a fucking shit, no, I don’t give a shit
Don’t give a fucking shit, no, no…
Not a single little fucking shit
Oh this is it… This is it! It!
I’m a bonus traaaaaaaaaaaaack…
#

Ahem, right D

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Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.