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Favorite DM Album
101 - LIVE 0%
Black Celebration 0%
Violator 55%
Ultra 0%
Exciter 11%
Music for the Masses 0%
Songs of Faith and Devotion 11%
Catching up with Depeche Mode 0%
Construction Time Again 0%
Personal Jesus 12" Maxi 22%

Votes: 9

 DM Fetish

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 18, 2001
I'm having a DM fetish lately.

More diaries by rlangis
Am I sick or Dying?
When are you considered 'old'?
I go through these phases. One week it's hard rock - Tool, Rob Zombie, Stabbing Westward and the like - then it's 80's tunes, and then to Depeche Mode. It's odd, to be sure, but I have many and varied tastes in music. If Metallica wasn't caught up in the whole Napster/RIAA thing, I'd have bought their CD's as well. Ah well.


Mood music (none / 0) (#2)
by chloedancer on Thu Oct 18th, 2001 at 01:22:02 PM PST
Stuff I've been listening to for the past couple of days... Fastball's All The Pain Money Can Buy, the soundtrack from Moulin Rouge! and Paul Simon's Negotiations and Love Songs (1971-1986). Fastball's "Out of My Head" has been pretty much on an endless repeat, courtesy of my backbrain's own private radio station (I'm a sucker for anything with a Hammond B3 driving the melody).

There hasn't been all that much released in the past year or two that's caught my imagination (Santana's Supernatural is the last blip on the radar as far as anything "new" goes that I would qualify as having the potential for becoming a "classic" in the AOR sense). Of the 30 or so CDs occupying space in my cattlepen, only four were released within the past two years' time; for me, the recording industry has created a homogenized product that no longer satisfies. While I continue to enjoy my favorites, I sometimes miss the excitement new music/new artists could bring into my life.

new music vs new to you music (none / 0) (#3)
by momocrome on Thu Oct 18th, 2001 at 01:48:12 PM PST
The music doesn't have to be 'new' to be new to you and thus stimulating. In fact, I most enjoy finding a 'new' band with a mature body of work to explore. I often forgo exposure to bands I know I'll enjoy until I have the attention to devote to them.

Some of the bands that I have run through this process lately (past 5 years) are Sonic Youth, Stereolab, My Bloody Valentine, Big Star, Neil Young, and Frank Black's solo stuff. Some of it is crap, some of it is great, some of it I was peripherally aware of (like Neil Young) but all of it manages to fill my ears and stimulate in big chunks like this.

Try something from across the pond (none / 0) (#4)
by hauntedattics on Thu Oct 18th, 2001 at 01:55:22 PM PST
The Brits tend to have a better ratio of good stuff to 'homogenized product.' (Of course they bring out quite a bit of crap too, but there aren't so many of them to buy Mariah Carey CDs.)

I recommend any and all of the following: Travis, Gorillaz, Spiritualized, Mansun, Stereophonics, and Radiohead. Especially Radiohead. Much of this stuff is shoegazing, but who cares??? It's really excellent.

On the American side of the Atlantic, at least you've got Ryan Adams, the Strokes and Rufus Wainwright. That's something.

And you really can't go wrong with Shostakovich's 24 preludes and fugues for piano.

Yes we do. (none / 0) (#5)
by FifthVandal on Thu Oct 18th, 2001 at 03:06:16 PM PST
The Brits tend to have a better ratio of good stuff

Yes, and we tend to have better taste in American music than the Americans do - as proved by the existence of the Northern Soul scene.
--- I was the fifth vandal on the grassy knoll!

'Tis True (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by chloedancer on Thu Oct 18th, 2001 at 04:24:28 PM PST
The Dire Straits are what I've come to recognize as my all-time favorite band (even superceding The Band in this capacity). Saw Mark Knopfler perform in a state-of-the-art symphony hall with fantastic acoustics a few months ago and was absolutely mesmerized -- it was a dream come true.

I lived in New Orleans from '92-95, relocating there on a whim, mostly because Zachary Richard, Beausoleil, Marcia Ball, Buckwheat Zydeco and the subdudes caught my ears and my imagination at the annual arts & music fest in Seattle in September of '91. I had two suitcases, a saxophone and a one-way ticket; it was an adventure I'll never regret.

I am fortunate enough to have a group of friends I play with every now and then, some of whom I've known for 20 years or so. That they let me join them on stage humbles me; what I lack in expertise/virtuosity I seem to make up for with enthusiasm and spontaneity. ;) While my exploration of music may be somewhat stalled these days, I've learned to play and sing with greater feeling (piano being my other lifelong on-again/off-again love affair).

The bands/artists noted are worth exploring, however; opportunities for growth are always worthy of consideration. (About the only things I will not listen to these days are what passes for modern "Country & Western" and "gangsta rap" -- that just leaves more for someone else to enjoy, I figure.

Wow... (none / 0) (#8)
by hauntedattics on Fri Oct 19th, 2001 at 06:55:55 AM PST
I think you're my idol. Or at least my opposite, in that I'd never just move to New Orleans on a whim. Can I aspire to be you?

Then again, sometimes my idol is June Cleaver. OK, maybe not June Cleaver - someone a little cooler like Laura Petrie.

Laura Petries hot. (none / 0) (#9)
by TheReverand on Fri Oct 19th, 2001 at 07:14:16 AM PST
Can I trip over your ottoman?

Well... (none / 0) (#10)
by hauntedattics on Fri Oct 19th, 2001 at 07:48:43 AM PST
I'll have to work on the flip hairdo before I can aspire to true Laura Petrie-dom. And get a nice pair of capris. And a kid. Which will take some work.

You don't really want to be Dick Van Dyke, do you? Or do you?

well (none / 0) (#11)
by TheReverand on Fri Oct 19th, 2001 at 08:03:37 AM PST
I want to be drunk. Does that count?

Besides what are my options really.

Buddy? Yeah Hi.

Mel Cooley? Not on your life, I ain't balding for no woman.

Actually though, I want to be Ted Baxter, so I can date a young Betty White. Rawr.

One of the best things about being certifiable (none / 0) (#12)
by chloedancer on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 01:51:36 AM PST
is that you can get away with things like moving on a whim. :) I was young, single, burnt out and bored when I bought the ticket. One of my friends used to say "If you stay in one place too long, eventually you'll die there." I used to think he was being trite, but now I understand. The real kicker? I had never even visited the place before simply deciding to live there. I figured that if it didn't live up to my expectations, I would just pack up again and go somewhere else.

June Cleaver? Would you believe that I was supposed to grow up to be Donna Reed? Really. That's who my folks wanted me to be when I grew up.

They are finally getting over their stunning miscalculation/utter failure (or else they've surrendered completely to denial at this point -- I'm not sure which). And there's a certain poetic justice in the fact that I'm presently spending "quality time" with someone young enough to not know who she was or what that even means. Ain't life grand?

Wild women don't worry/'Cause wild women don't get the blues...

My current playlist: (none / 0) (#7)
by otak on Thu Oct 18th, 2001 at 04:30:17 PM PST
If you're feeling sinister by Belle and Sebastian, Curtains by Tindersticks, and Dos dedos mis amigos by Pop Will Eat Itself.

I suggest you all acquire these albums as a matter of urgency.


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