Wednesday, June 16. 2010
EDIT: Rainbow, I didn't forget. Your speech PowerPoint: voila!
I've compiled the first mix over at Grooveshark for those who want to hear the songs - just search "Myth to Sci-Fi" and click Playlists, then go to the first result. All you have to do from there is click Play All!
I tried avoiding (for the most part) obvious singles from well-known bands, and also tried not to go too obscure/off-the-wall. I hope you can find a couple of songs in this batch to love, and that this helps you expand the number of bands you like before you head out into the world!
I got a little carried away and made a double-length mix - 20 songs per mix, so 40 songs. I had to cut out a lot of good ones, so if this goes over well, I'd be happy to make another. (There are even themed ones in the works!)
The mix(es) can be split into parts - the first few are the upbeat section, the last few are the longer songs, etc. - so don't feel compelled to hang out in front of your computer for three hours if you don't want to.
If you like any of the songs, comment or send me an e-mail - I love discussing music.
Here's the track list, along with artist and album titles. Enjoy!
1. “Me and Mia,” Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Shake the Sheets
2. “It’s On Everything,” Last Days of April, If You Lose It
3. “The One You Want,” The Get Up Kids, Guilt Show
4. “Where Did You Go?”, Valencia, We All Need a Reason to Believe
5. “Open Road Song,” Eve 6, Eve 6
6. “Fine,” Alkaline Trio, This Addiction
7. “Closer,” Jimmy Eat World, Stay on My Side Tonight
8. “Tightrope,” The Coast, Expatriate
9. “Aside,” The Weakerthans, Left and Leaving
10. “Guns of Navarone,” Maritime, Heresy and the Hotel Choir
11. “Fake Empire,” The National, Boxer
12. “In a Cave,” Tokyo Police Club, Elephant Shell
13. “Control,” Mute Math, Reset
14. “Someday,” The Strokes, Is This It
15. “Stay (Wasting Time),” Dave Matthews Band, Before These Crowded Streets
16. “The Science of Selling Yourself Short,” Less Than Jake, Anthem
17. “You Remind Me of Home,” Ben Gibbard, Home, Vol. 5
18. “Times Like These,” Jack Johnson, On and On
19. “Words,” Daniel Watters (Shannon’s little brother!), The Next Draft
20. “Salesman at the Day of the Parade,” Rogue Wave, Descended Like Vultures
21. “City Song,” matt pond PA, Several Arrows Later
22. “Stay Close,” Delorean, Subiza
23. “Keep the Car Running,” The Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
24. “Chocolate,” Snow Patrol, Final Straw
25. “Near Life Experience,” Lifehouse, Smoke and Mirrors
26. “Casimir Pulaski Day,” Sufjan Stevens, Illinois
27. “MPS,” Bear vs. Shark, Right Now, You’re in the Best of Hands…
28. “re: Stacks,” Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago
29. “Calm Americans,” Elliott, False Cathedrals
30. “Winning a Battle, Losing the War,” Kings of Convenience, Quiet is the New Loud
31. “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime,” Beck, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Soundtrack
32. “Sometimes the Best Connection is No Connection at All,” In Praise of Folly, The Present Age
33. “The Other Side,” David Gray, A New Day at Midnight
34. “Do You Know Who You Are?”, Texas is the Reason, Do You Know Who You Are?
35. “Everything Starts Where It Ends,” Lovedrug, Everything Starts When It Ends
36. “The Room,” The Living End, Modern ARTillery
37. “Midwestern Dirt,” Dear and the Headlights, Small Steps, Heavy Hooves
38. “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds, Rockin’ the Suburbs
39. “Transatlanticism,” Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism
40. “Aurora,” Foo Fighters, There is Nothing Left to Lose
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I'm not much of a music expert, but this playlist is certainly refreshing! I listen to it while doing art homework, which is saying something because I usually stay away from iTunes while I draw. It's only Day 5 of summer break, but I have already developed this terrible habit of wasting time constantly skipping songs on iTunes. Since I don't have such a big playlist, I heard all my songs hundreds of times already. And they get repetitive. Fast. I don't have to do this for your songs (1) they are pretty good so far and (2) they weren't played on loop in my iTunes for the past four days. J-pop and Vocaloid songs do get kind of boring after a while... (Sorry, Ani! :C)
These days I usually just turn on my radio and listen to whatever is on, or reminisce and listen to the songs I use to listen back in middle school..
I haven't heard the songs you listed yet Feraco, but some of the titles sound really neat. (:
By the way, Mr. Feraco, will you be posting up the grad speech soon?
I can post it when I get back to campus tomorrow - it's saved on the hard drive there!
Thanks Mr. Feraco.
After 2 months since graduating, I can still relate to both semesters' powerpoints. They mean a lot to me.
Now that you mentioned it, I do get a bit nostalgic when listening to old songs too. Most of them are the ones that my CalArts friend played in the our dorm room. Brings back memories, especially of staying up until 3:00 A.M. every night working on our animation projects. Because she had her iTunes open all the time, I came to memorize all of the songs she played. And with GrooveShark, I was finally able to track down most of it! Thank you Mr. Feraco!
This is off topic BUT....
LAKERS 2010 NBA CHAMPIONSSSSSSSSSS =]
I'm not much of a follower of sports, I listened in on the radio on the way home today. There was talk about how they had a rocky start and everything. It's nice to know that they triumphed in the end!
Interestingly enough, I am in Boston right now. The poor kids all left the hall depressed. The pride lives but it was too dangerous to cheer for the lakers. Too many dirty stares were given out.
Strange to say that I am now a part of the class of 2014.
2010 stay strong!!!!
Don't forget today is also Dodgers against the Red Sox! The Boston beatdown continues!!!
But I hate both teams anyways! Soooooo!!!!!! LETS GO ANGELS!!!!
Have you given any thought to actually serving as an Angels intern over the next couple of years?
Try being a Giants fan in Dodger country...
You would Cherry. You would.
I had dream that I was back in school giving another Powerpoint presentation in your class Mr. Feraco... lol...
It was random. @_@
I had a dream similar to that, just this morning. For some reason, school was extended for one more week after the finals, and the whole class just hung around saying goodbyes and signing yearbooks in H-5. 10 days of high school deprivation must be getting to us!
Were you the one giving the PowerPoint? I must have traumatized you by stretching your Senior Project over two days...my apologies.
I know this is off topic. But I concur. Kobe's hand is getting tired from all the rings he has to carry now.
Bill Simmons had a fascinating bit in his newest book about how Kobe seems to have resigned himself to the fact that he'll never be the player Jordan was, nor will he ever be perceived as his equal. But he seems equally aware of the possibility that he can have a better career, statistically and title-wise, than MJ if he holds on at a high level for a few more seasons...it will be interesting to see how it plays out.
Of course Kobe will never be a Jordan. Jordan had to be the one man army leading the Chicago bulls to multiple championships. The one time he left for baseball was the one time that the bulls lost. He's just too good at what he does. If Kobe had left, the Lakers would still stand formidably against the other teams, what with Bynum and Gasol and the rest in the lineup. Two big men and great versatility are pretty dangerous already. That makes them a deadly team in itself. Kobe just adds to the equation. With him they can easily bring his career to surpass Jordan's. Without him they'd still do pretty well. Kobe's no Jordan player wise, but stats are stats and as long as Lakers stay the way they do his career will not fall. Kobe made plays and helped his team. Jordan WAS the team. Jordan couldn't be any better than he already was title-wise because unlike Kobe, his team wasn't a real contributing factor. With a team like Kobe's, any newcomer can grab a championship. It's just play of luck that Kobe happens to be there instead. Besides Phil Jackson is there for the Lakers as well, so it's a safe bet. Kobe is going for more championship rings than one hand can handle. Air Jordan plays the game better, but it's the Black Mamba who will play the career better.
Oh, Cherry...I guess I'll let you whoop it up. Congratulations.
Ok so since this playlist is very huge, I thought I'd go to bands/songs that I've at least heard of before (haha).
Less Than Jake. LTJ. I love this band. I may be too young to fully appreciate them, but when I first heard the album Anthem in 7th grade, (which Patrick Wrobel let me borrow) I fell in love with it. The simple lyrics about complicated subject matter helped me understand the message, and there was also a wind ensemble (GO TROMBONE) which interested me.
I listened to Fine by the Trio when you posted a blog using the lyrics from it, and it is a great song. I enjoy the singer's mellow voice. It sounds like a reggae rock song during the verses and somehow it is hilariously original with its clever wordplay.
I found it interesting how the intro of Aurora by Foo Fighters sounded like an ambient energy kind of sound, almost like (dare I say) an aurora. Cool song.
The Deathcab song is really really laid back and quiet for a long time, but it's not boring by any means. The musical originality keeps the mind interested and the singer's voice is again soothing but emotional, forcing you to listen.
Awesome so far, I shall keep listening over the summer! Thanks Mr. Feraco.
Of course Patrick let you borrow that...I would have been floored if you had said anyone else had! Less than Jake has always been a favorite, even with that weird "In With the Out Crowd" hiccup; I saw them twice, with seven years separating the concerts, and they still seem like they're having fun. I think the "Losing Streak"/"Hello Rockview"/"Borders and Boundaries" trio holds up best, but I've learned to appreciate "Anthem" more with time, and "GNV FLA" turned out to be a nice little comeback for them; I hope they have a couple more albums in them, particularly since most of the bands from that scene broke up years ago.
As far as the Alkaline Trio go, they're a little too obsessed with violence and morbidity for violence and morbidity's sake for me to fully recommend them. It's really too bad, since I like the instrumentation, but I'm an English guy - if the words are distracting, it's hard for me to buy into what you're doing. The "Good Mourning" album is the best one for me, and the new one's not bad; their older, faster stuff probably holds up better.
"Aurora" was one of the last songs the Foos played at the show where I suffered minor hearing damage. It was a great show. The lights that accompanied this one...well, you can imagine it.
And as for the Death Cab song, that's pretty much the theme song for freshman-year longing. People aren't necessarily separated from old flames by oceans, but you still feel worlds apart.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the mix! Happy listening...
Wow, I am three years late...
I only recognized one song, and it was Aurora.
I recognized some other bands like Death Cab for Cutie and Arcade Fire, but I'm not really a fan of either.
Mr. Feraco, is there any other Foo songs that you really like?
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