Sent this to most of my friends so now it’s time to send it to the internet.
Modern Day LA Legend
I know both of these songs, and they’re both from 10-15 years ago, and maybe I’d have occasion to listen to them ever again but I’m not certain!
Well, I started writing a post about how “the madman is dumping a new gaming-parody mashup every two hours for more than two months” but I now see that SilvaGunner is a collaborative project with its own wiki so I’ma step over that rabbit hole and laugh at the silly tunes.
Surprise, friendos. Gotta make my $10/yr domain fee worth it with a single post!
Hit up my profile: https://open.spotify.com/user/fmchubs?si=ikBpbui7TY6bu0A0w8oZ7A
And then check out public playlists. You’ll see them all in order. Not gonna lie: I got snatched up into some podcasts this past year. My resilient brain is finally succumbing to the blanket of silence draped over my life, and so it’s like I have chatty roommates that I can tune in and out as needed. Plus, singers don’t ever piss me off, and it’s important to experience a full range of emotion.
But the playlists live on. It’s a strange sort of ear journal.
Here’s November 2019, which was a solid month scattered across genres:
And I’m ordering the Best of 2019 now. Songs are selected, merely need some ordering.
Got distracted from posting but never distracted from boasting: I’m the best at listening to music.
My Faves of 2018 playlist is organized but I think I’d like to write a few words about it, so that’s still incoming. Here are those months from 2018 yet to be posted though!
It seems like the older I get, the more sound I demand from my music. It does need to retain a semblance of construction, though, it can’t drone or wash or dissemble. But spastic, violent, overwhelming– these are applicable adjectives. Preferably more computerized than instrumental; I’ve yet to be drawn into metal and all its subgenres (though I was into Dragonforce for my mid-to-late teens, thanks YTMND!), and I think it’s because guitars and growls don’t do enough. They can’t engage me!
Last month’s discovery of Machine Girl was tremendous. A stuttering, jolting clash beast that feasts only on rainbow Nerds, an uzi fired through a motherboard. This album’s title is Because I’m Young Arrogant and Hate Everything You Stand For and even that conveys the sound: knowingly over-the-top and proud of it.
I can’t really listen to happy hardcore for the repetition of the beat, that spring-bounce beat found in every. Happy. Hardcore. Track. But I’m highlighting “Bullet Hell” today for its use of that same beat in bursts, and this classic, overdone sound feels rejuvenated for it. That’s all it took!
And the album cover has to be appreciated in all its glory. Sometimes I feel like this is my POV:
Is she rebranding herself? Is she Doja Cow now? She disavows cats in the chorus. She does not meow.
I love this so much because it’s so fully fleshed-out by one person in a bedroom. The question she asked herself is “if I was a cow, how would I own it?” “Time to re-purpose Luda and Kelis with a bovine twist.” From there, she said “I have a laptop and a green screen, how do I film the music video?” “Let me look in my closet for cow-like, farmer-ish outfits.” “Order a burger? Sure, I’m hungry!” And she floats through it all with her charisma and confidence. “Bitch, I’m a cow” never felt so powerful. Been lowing “mooo” all day in both positive and negative tones.