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Monday, March 27th, 2006
9:48 am - Free iPod

Hey guys. So I don't usually do this, but this is pretty cool. I talked to my friend James today, and he showed me this site, http://ipods.freepay.com/?r=28893614, where you can get a free iPod. All you have to do is register for one of the free available services, refer five other people, and you'll get a free ipod nano or ipod video. The reason I know it's for real is because he registered a month and a half ago, and he recieved an ipod video yesterday.

I know, it sounds like a scam. So I did some research, and I found this two articles: http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2004Aug/gee20040819026544.htm and http://www3.netmart.com/free-ipod.htm. Both of the articles say that this particular site has been around for a while, and actually is legit.

If you guys do decided to get one, it's pretty easy. Just register on the site, then choose one of the offered free trials (I would personally suggest the RealArcade trial, because Real/RealPlayer is an authentic and reliable company/program. Not only is it free, but I immediately ended my trial after beginning it). After that, just get five other people to register and you should get an iPod.

Have a good day guys.

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Friday, June 24th, 2005
3:12 am - Shameless Self-Promotion (cross-posted)


Hey, I'm Flint Blade, and I play some jazzy stuff.
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
9:44 pm - The Sensitones

Hey everybody,

The Sensitones have an album out.

I recommend that you buy one of them today:


Or, if you want, you could go down to Ditch Records or Second Story Books in Victoria, (BC, Canada) and purchase one.

If you are living in Vancouver, (BC, Canada) Zulu Records, Neptune Records and Red Cat Records also carry them.

For free, crappy sounding mp3 downloads, go to http://www.purevolume.com/thesensitones

Thanks for your help,
Johnny Feelings

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004
5:58 pm - im the new guy...the one wit the BIG headphones

hello, my name is Arjay and i love music just as much as any loves it...just a bit more. i have a collection of records that span from different genres; emo, punk, classic rock, funk, stoner rock, 80's and 90's alternative, old school hip hop, and many more. i mostly enjoy the sounds of emo, emocore, and punk, but im not prejudice and i do listen before i judge. i believe that this community was a brilliant idea because people do need to hear about music and what others think. i would like to do a review right not if you dont mind.

Album- Straylight Run
Group- Straylight Run
Genre- emo
Favorite Track- The Tension and Terror
Least Favorite- Your Name Here
first let me comment on the band. Taking Back Sunday's John left the band and formed another band with his sister, the lead from TBS, and the drummer from Breaking Pangea. the use of the piano is brilliant and John's sister does put out some very good sounds. there album is mostly about the regular emo things; girls/guys, love, and breaks up. if you enjoy Something Corporate, Taking Back Sunday, or Dashboard Confessional then you might find a liking in this CD.
i do indeed recommend that people shoudl buy it if you're into that scene.

current mood: creative

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Saturday, October 9th, 2004
2:00 am

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
9:53 am - hey, i'm the new guy


hey guys - i'm brian, i'm new to the community. i have an extensive cd collection and am always buying and selling to see what kind of stuff i can get my hands on. what kind of stuff, you ask? anything, really. my main thing is jazz, but i'm a huge fan of rock (including a lot of stuff from the uk, whom probably has one of the better rock scenes), rap, funk, emo/screamo, dance... well, you get the idea. well, without further ado... my first review

name of album: simon
name of group: grüvis malt
genre: futurock (rock, hiphop, jazz, funk, ska)

why:grüvis malt is a local band (local to me - providence is local enough :D), and have released a few other albums prior to simon - both of which are strong albums as well, and if i get some time, i'll review those for you as well. anywho, i went down to newbury comics and found this as soon as i heard that it had been released - new in 2004, yes. fortunately for them, they've put out another solid album. the entire cd is quite accessible for the average listener, but for those of you with refined tastes, these guys pull off some crazy shit. track six, water closet, is an instrumental which features keyboards, guitar and saxophone in a mixed jazz/rock frenzy (think dream theater/liquid tension experiment, except better :D). the album's programming is good in general; they'll pick you up in one song, and then take you to an opposite musical world in the next. one of the best things is the lyricism found on the album. slightly abstract on the first few listenings, but easier to see the meanings - everything is up for interpretation. something that i think the openminded need to give a listen to. a little hard to find, these guys have been around the independent labels and not many places carry this. you might have to find it somewhere online.

favorite track:the fists of protocol - good lyric, sounds like something i haven't heard anywhere before, but fresh and new and exciting.

least favorite track:what ladder? - the song's theme is about how these guys have been around for years and haven't been noticed and are living off of the scraps of money they make at playing shitty local gigs. enough with the sob story, guys, let's hear something that makes us want to check you out; this doesn't help your case.

would i recommend this to others? YES INDEED!grüvis malt brings incredible energy to their recording sessions and they put out quality efforts. while taking music to new heights and lengths, they still can just get down and funky on tracks like b612, or cool things off on cuts like exit strategy, which is the last track on the album - a good work of programming. if you want to get into something interesting you probably haven't heard, i'd say give it a listen. you have my approval :)

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2004
7:10 pm


Name of Album: "Fortress in Flames"
Artist/Group: the Cruxshadows
Genre: darkwave/synthpop
*****: ***** (5 out of 5)
Why: The Cruxshadows are just an amazing band in general so any of their cds you can get ahold of will be wonderful. I was pleasantly surprised with this EP because, although I enjoy their new material, I tend to like their older material better. For me, it had been a gradual decline with each new release until this EP. Don't get me wrong though, all of their cds are fantastic. You have probably not heard of this band, but I would say that their material is of a higher quality than nearly all mainstream music you can currently find. Their style of music has really grown and changed with the years, and I think they could be appealing to all different kinds of people with all different kinds of musical taste. The lyrics are amazing, intelligent, and diverse. The vocals are wonderful; the violinist is extremely talented, and the sound is very unique. This release is an EP which contains only 3 new songs; the other tracks are remixes by various bands (Clan of Xymox, Subway to Sally, Ego Likeness, Razed in Black, and others) of some of the songs that appeared on the Cruxshadows last cd, "Ethernaut".
Favorite Track: My favorite of the new tracks is "Dragonfly". My favorite of the remixed tracks is probably the remix of "Citadel" done by Iris. I thoroughly enjoy all of the tracks on the cd though.
Least Favorite Track: I really like all of the tracks, so this is a tought choice, but I would probably say the remix of "Winterborn" done by Subway to Sally. I really love the song "Winterborn" and I loved the music that Subway to Sally added to it, on their own..but the two really didn't mix well in my opinion. Although I have to say the track has grown on me.
Would you reccomend this to others?: Definitely. I wouldn't waste my time writing out such a long review for a cd I didn't think was absolutely amazing.
Other comments: The Cruxshadows are the type of band who can appeal to all different types of people, so I really suggest you at least try them out. You can hear samples of some of their music on their website (that link will open in a new window). Also, if you have any kind of interest in mythology, particularly Greek and Egyptian, you would probably like a lot of their material. The cd they released before this one, "Ethernaut", has a recurring Trojan War theme which is obviously apparent in the tracks "Cassandra" and "Citadel". This cd has remixes of both "Cassandra" and "Citadel", so if you like this EP I would recommend buying "Ethernaut" as well. If you don't like them at first, I suggest listening to them a few times. I had to listen to some of their material a few times through before I really started to like it, but if you can develop a liking for them, you won't ever get tired of them.
((Also, if you have heard of and like any of the following bands then you would probably like the Cruxshadows: Assemblage 23, ThouShaltNot, The Last Dance, VNV Nation))

current mood: bored

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2004
1:59 am - New in the community...

Name of Album: Dead Letters
Artist/Group: The Rasmus
Genre: Emo
Why: Great album. Flows really well, sounds a bit like Savage garden with a NIN influence. Great. Made me laugh.
Favorite Track: Time To Burn
Least Favorite Track: Guilty
Would you reccomend this to others?: Sure
Other comments: Friend recommended it to me, First time I heard it I didn't like it all that much. But the more you listen to it, the better it seems to get.

current mood: tired

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Monday, April 19th, 2004
11:56 am - The Darkness

About 2 months ago I bought a CD by the Darkness. They're sort of 80's but rock/falseto queenish singing...I think they're really good, a breathe of fresh air. At first I thought it was a joke, but now I just think they rock, I wanna learn how to rock out just like these hard rocking britts, It kinda sucks that now that they've picked up everyone is talking about how cool they are, and it's kinda lame but i'm not gonna stop liking them just cause they got popular, like a lot of "against the crowd" kind of people...if you haven't heard them check them out, their cd is called "Permision To Land" by The Darkness, they are really good.

current mood: anxious

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Monday, March 22nd, 2004
11:57 pm

do you really like music? really? want to talk about it?
do you find it lame when people say "I like all music but rap and country?"
do you have a sense of humor?
do you understand that livejournal isn't motherfucking sacred ground and should probably be taken lightly?

apply to nonpaste. if you want to diversify, expand, listen, and your ears aren't entirely broken, you'll get in. I promise.

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Monday, February 16th, 2004
4:51 pm


Join sounds.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003
5:00 pm - The thermals

Name of Album: More Parts Per Million
Artist/Group: The Thermals
Genre: lo-fi/indie
*****/*****: c'mon 5 stars to the best band out of portland
Why: An amazing sound that you can only find of sup-pop and k records
Favorite Track: I know the pattern
Least Favorite Track: No Culture Icons
Would you reccomend this to others?: YES YES
Other comments: here is a fan site managed by my friends www.littlemachine.net

current mood: creative

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Monday, October 13th, 2003
11:40 am - Cooler than The Strokes, but That's Not Too Hard, Is It?

Name of Album: Turn on the Bright Lights
Artist/Group: Interpol
Genre: Indie Rock
****/***** (4 out of 5)
Why: Interpol has taken some of the best pieces of post-punk alternative music and formed them into a coherent, emotional piece of work. The logical extension of Joy Division and the Chameleons UK's body of work. Also reminescent of the Cure or Echo & the Bunnymen, but with a modern twist.
Favorite Track: "Untitled", but it could easily be any of the other tracks depending on the day.
Least Favorite Track: Obstacle 2, but not by much. It's hard to pick a least favorite track on this disc.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes, especially if the listener is passably knowledgeable of the previously mentioned bands. This is a great album to put on during a grey, rainy afternoon. The opening cut, "Untitled", helps set the mood for the record, cereberal melancholy but with a groove. If the listener is not familiar with the aforementioned bands, then this will be a treat.
Other comments: Give this disc three or four spins before making a decision. Further reviews available at http://livejournal.com/users/jefferybeene.

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Saturday, February 22nd, 2003
1:47 pm - first post

Name of Album: By The Way
Artist/Group:Red Hot Chili Peppers
Genre: rock, slightly emo-rock, little punk rock
?/*****: ****
Why: once you listen through a couple of times, the tracks really flow together, all songs are well-written and the different instruments blend nicely
Favorite Track: Can't Stop
Least Favorite Track: By The Way
Would you reccomend this to others?: yes, but you have to like this type of music or the album just won't work for you
Other comments: at first listen, i though the album sucked and i even thought about returning it, a wekk or two later, i picked it back up and put it in my stereo and really started to like it.

current mood: contemplative

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Sunday, September 15th, 2002
12:41 am - I joined Ruthie!

Hi y'all. Well, here goes

Album: Retrospective
Group: Rush
Genre: Rock
?/****: ****....
Why: It's sooooo good! Honestly, these guys are just amazing. The music is so well written and that drummer is one of the best in the world. Ahh, good stuff.
Favorite Track: All of them! They're all so amazing.
Least Favorite: None
Would I Reccomend this to anyone?: Heck yeah. I mean, if you like rock and if you like really talented artists, you have to listen to these guys. They're my parent's ages, but they're awesome.
Other comments: My brothers got me into Rush this summer because they wanted to use my birthday as an excuse for my dad to get them tickets to their concert. I'm glad they did it. Now I'm obsessed.

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Sunday, August 11th, 2002
7:39 pm - jimmy eat world

Name of Album:jimmy eat world
Artist/Group:jimmy eat world
Why:i love the lyrics, the music, everything,
Favorite Track:hear you me
Least Favorite Track:none
Would you reccomend this to others?:yup..go buy it..NOW
Other comments:nope, just go get it

current mood: bored

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Friday, August 2nd, 2002
9:32 am

Name of Album: Highly Evolved
Artist/Group: The Vines
?/*****: ****
Why: A great mix of songs. Heavy rock followed precisely by the exact opposite. Overall, just an amazing debut album from faces that will not be leaving the music industry anytime soon.
Favorite Track: Mary Jane
Least Favorite Track: Factory
Would you recommend this to others?: It depends. If you liked Get Free, you might be disappointed to find that this album isn't all like the track. Be prepared for a turn in a completely different direction.
Other comments: Sadly, their version of I'm Only Sleeping (which was featured on the I Am Sam soundtrack) isn't on the album. Adding this track would've given the album a perfect score from me, probably.

current mood: awake

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Thursday, August 1st, 2002
11:58 pm - The Beatles 1

Name of Album: 1
Artist/Group: The Beatles
Genre: Classic Rock
?/*****: *****
Why: It is such an amazing album, every hit single of the Beatles, incredible! And since the Beatles are my favorite band, this is a great album for me!
Favorite Track: All of them!
Least Favorite Track: None of them, it truly is a great album!
Would you reccomend this to others?: Certainly!
Other comments: I love you John, Paul, George and Ringo!

current mood: drained

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Friday, August 2nd, 2002
12:35 am - first review

Name of Album: Room for Squares
Artist/Group: John Mayer
Genre: quiet guitar and vocals, eh kinda sounds like Dave Matthews..don't know what kinda genre u would put that in
?/*****: *****
Why: god this whole album is just great. the lyrics are well written, the music is just so good. all the tracks are great...
Favorite Track: my stupid mouth
Least Favorite Track: neon
Would you reccomend this to others?: i highly recommend this..i love the whole cd...the lyrics are just so wonderful
Other comments: go buy this cd if u don't have it..haha..the songs are just great

current mood: awake

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Thursday, August 1st, 2002
9:47 am
alissalouise Name of Album: Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Artist/Group: Midtown
Genre: Emo\rock\punkish (They're on Drive-Thru Records)
?/*****: *****
Why: Its a beautiful cd with pertinent lyrics and catchy songs.
Favorite Track: Track 8 - One Last Time
Least Favorite Track: None!
Would you reccomend this to others?: Absolutely. Thats what I'm doing, isn't it?
Other comments: www.midtownrock.com

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