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  • New Unromanization of All Japanese Music and Influential Songs to Me

    26 feb 2009, 19:49

    I know in 6 months I'll forget about it but apparently all japanese songs in romaji are now being 'translated' back to kanji and kana, which i don't mind too much to cut down the weaboo and wapanase population but it just means i can't read anything at all =( sad. i'm sure a lot of people dont mind but it just makes it hard to identify and say the names of bands and artists for me. just another reason to learn how to read and write basic japanese.

    so one of my friends on facebook decided to write a list of influential songs to him and i'm not very original or inspired to find or come up with new surveys or lists to do. i think the songs will be in somewhat chronological order to reflect periods of my life when i was into mainstream, hardrock/numetal, jrock, guitar instrumentals, and then somewhat of a metal thing going on. some of these i dont listen to anymore or have them in my music library but when i listen to them it reminds me of another time ooo

    now i know why you wanna hate me - limp bizkit
    all the small things - blink182

    crazy train - ozzy osbourne
    sweet child o' mine - guns n' roses
    the stroke - billy squier
    can't stop - red hot chili peppers
    chop suey! - system of a down
    paranoid -black sabbath

    barairo no sekai - pierrot
    cage - dir en grey
    driver's high - l'arc~en~ciel
    raven loud speeeaker - nightmare
    haruka kanata - asian kung-fu generation
    funny bunny - the pillows
    november rain - guns n' roses
    the trooper - iron maiden

    scarified - racer x
    glasgow kiss - john petrucci
    hurry up - paul gilbert
    altitudes - jason becker
    for the love of god - steve vai
    whitewash - buckethead

    peace sells - megadeth
    fujiyama attack! - guitar wolf
    Kokui no tennyo - onmyouza
    halo - machinehead
    silent revelation - galneryus
    pleasant surprise - takayoshi ohmura

    i can't think of anymore right now
  • a repeat survey (check out the other one though)

    26 okt 2008, 21:22

    Sort by song title:
    -~lulu~ by Nightmare
    -99 Ways to Die - Megadeth (again)

    Sort by time:
    -Ending Flourish - Valve (0:07) (same as last time)
    -Art Of Life(live) - X Japan (34:08)(same) -.-

    Sort by album:
    -Above heaven-Below Heaven by Saeko (heheh i sent this to lulu)
    -90's my life returns by The pillows

    Top 10 Most Played Songs: (decided to take the last 12 months instead of overall to spruce it up a bit)
    1. For the Love of God - Steve Vai (with 30 plays)
    2. Tom Sawyer - Rush (with 28 plays)
    3. Down to Mexico - Paul Gilbert (with 25 plays)(i honestly have no idea how this got up here i don't like the song that much)
    4. Soldier of Fortune - Loudness (with 25 plays)
    5. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (with 24 plays)
    6. Hangar 18 - Megadeth (with 24)
    7. One - Metallica (with 24)
    8. The Trees - Rush (with 23)
    9. Crazy Doctor - Loudness (with 21)
    10. Silent Revelation - Galneryus (with 21)

    First five songs that come up on Shuffle:
    1. Night of the Slunk - Buckethead
    2. Misery - Glay (hide tribute album)
    3. Bad Horsie - Steve Vai
    4. Kirin - Onmyouza
    5. In my World - Anthrax

    Search...
    "Sex", How many songs come up?: 206, thanks to sex machineguns, Circuit.V.Panther's Sexy Finger mini albums, and Joe Satriani's song "Borg Sex" (and wow it went up 80 songs since last time)
    "Love", How many songs come up?: 179
    "You", How many songs come up?: 397 (this jumped a lot)
    "Death", How many songs come up?: 44
    "Hate", How many songs come up?: 14 (hilariously still the same as last time)
    "Wish" How many songs come up?: 7

    And the grand total: 5646 songs, 17 days 11 hours, 34.96 gigs
  • music survey stolen from some random person on last.fm

    26 okt 2008, 21:05

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Not anything at the moment, but the last song was Dethklok's "Go Forth and Die"

    2. What song makes you sad?
    A few L'Arc~en~Ciel songs, some pillows' songs, etc.

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Tough question, don't want to think about what songs annoy me

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    I'd have to say Loudness, they've progressed to becoming the debut and biggest metal band to come out of Japan (first metal band to hit the billboard 100 there), first starting off fast and heavy with Minoru on vocals, and then evolve to a faster and melodic metal sound with Vescera on vocals, and then to a slightly detuned heavier metal sound with what was basically EZO with akira on guitar, and then back to the classic lineup trying to survive in the modern music industry by trying to play a very different type of metal than they did in the 80's (it's not great in my opinion but a lot of people do like it and it's not bad, just very different).

    Tied with the band Rush, though I don't want to write a short bio of them.

    5. Your newly discovered band is? (foreign people writing teh survey)
    Guitar Wolf and Onmyouza

    6. Best female voice?
    I don't have a favorite off the top of my head

    7. Best male voice?
    I would write bocelli but for the sake of this survey, Freddie Mercury

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Guitar instrumentals, thrash metal, japanese metal, classic rock,

    9. What do you listen to hype you up?
    probably power metal lulz

    10. What do you listen to calm down?
    the pillows

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    Dethklok in LA

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    Megadeth

    13. Most hated band?
    If there's a blantant band who's got no real talent (apart from me not wanting to listen to their music), it'd have to be Limp Bizkit, Sum41, and a few others

    14. Song that makes you think?
    Anything shred. makes me try to listen to all the notes and play it

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    Rush

    16. Coolest music video?
    Struggle for the Freedom Flag - Galneryus (just go watch it)

    17. Music video with the most babe watch?
    whattt?!

    18. What “do you play/would you play” in the bedroom to spice things up?
    lol techno music HAHAHA lulz

    19. Can you play a musical instrument?
    yesh

    20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
    sort of, lulu was it moshy enough? i got beer spilled on me and pushed by smelly sweaty dudes

    21. Are you in a band?
    if i could find the right people

    22. If yes, what kind of music does your band play?


    23. Ever dated a musician?
    nope

    24. If yes, what kind of music did he/she/they play?


    27. If no, would you consider?
    why not

    28. Do you wish yourself that you were a musician?
    i wish i was a master musician, with music that'd be so entrancing it'd allow mind control

    29. Best chick band you know of?
    Heart, lol

    30. Best guy band you know of?
    wtf?

    31. Last song that you heard on the radio/cd…etc…?
    Something on KLOS about Rush on record, basically Geddy Lee and Neil Peart talking about how the band Rush got to where it was today, album by album, and then the program would play a song from that album that basically get the album's general sound across.

    32. What do you think of Classical music?
    basis of almost everything

    33. What do you think of Country music?
    right for those really redneck moments, like chasing down highway bandits in a 1970 mustang armed with a cowboy hat and an antique colt revolver

    34. What do you think of Death metal?
    Very metal moments it's great but if i'm not in the mood for it it just bothers me

    35. Last BIG band that you saw live?
    hmmmm, Joe satriani?

    36. Are you a groupie?
    havent tried

    37. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
    japanese

    38. What famous musician do you find sexy?
    kerry king, jk

    39. Worst concert moment?
    —-

    40. Funny Concert moment?
    dunno

    41. Sad Concert moment?
    stupid concert questions

    42. Best local act you can think of?
    maybe alex ruiz's band back in high school

    43. If you were a musical instrument what would you be?
    Whaa i would put a nasty joke about something along the lines of "windinstrument" and "blown", or a tromboner

    44. Do you listen to the radio?
    only talk radio 97.1 in los angeles and 95.5 classic rock KLOS

    45. Do you watch music TV?
    nope

    46. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?
    wha?!

    47. Have you meet any famous musicians?
    no

    48. Are any of your friends/family etc musicians?
    none

    49. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
    nope

    50. Song that describes your life?
    tired of this survey already

    51. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
    a lot of them, but i do forget a lot

    52. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?
    not really, but they cant be super butt ugly and just unpleasant

    53. What famous musician do you want to marry?
    lol

    53. Favorite movie sound track?
    i dont really have one

    55. Any musician pet hates?
    wtf?

    56. What do your parents listen to?
    chinese music

    57. What are you listening to right NOW?
    my chair squeak as i bounce my leg up and down

    58. Do you wear band etc T-shirts?
    yesh

    59. What do you think of people who do?
    metal. unless they wear dragonforce shirts. then i scoff and just look at them as idiots

    60. What music sub-culture do you feel like you belong to?
    shred?

    61. What song is stuck in your head right now?
    song of my computer CPU heating up

    62. Do you sing in the shower?
    not really

    63. If so, what? If not, why not?
    maybe some queen,

    64. Would you rather marry a musician or be one yourself?
    both?

    65. What is in your walkman/discman right now?
    ummm my discman, probably some really old mp3 cd i made yearss back when i listened to rap and asian kung fu generation and linkin park and system of a down

    66. How important is your partners taste in music to you?
    If they like it for a genuine reason and not just collect top 40 singles, its fine.

    67. Hanson moves in next door to you, do you go introduce yourself, or do you arrange to beat them up?
    hold them for hostage, maybe manage them to make cash?

    68. Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll, you dig
    not there yet

    69. Do you cook to music?
    i dont cook to music, i just happen to do both at the same time

    70. Do you sing in the toilet?
    i sing the song, the song of poo as i flush my doodoo down the loo
  • super unoriginal list (itunes library analysis)

    28 mar 2008, 16:08

    Sort by song title:
    -A.I.R. - Anthrax
    -99 Ways to Die - Megadeth

    Sort by time:
    -Ending Flourish - Valve (0:07) [a ton of short Buckethead sound bites are also really short]
    -Art Of Life(live) - X Japan (34:08)(second longest song is the legendary "2112" by Rush (20:32))[i counted about 81 songs longer than 9 minutes, not including repeats, or tv show audio]

    Sort by album:
    -Back in Black - ACDC
    -Spanish Castle Magic (Jimi Hendrix Tribute) - Yngwie Malmsteen

    Top 10 Most Played Songs: (yeah i just figured out this list is messed up. cept #1)
    1. Crazy Doctor - Loudness
    2. Heart of a Lion -Racer X
    3. Green-Tinted Sixties Mind - Mr. Big
    4. Technical Difficulties - Racer X
    5. Tekken II - Sex Machineguns
    6. Exploder Heaven Ward - Loudness
    7. Silent Revelation - Galneryus
    8. Eruption - Van Halen
    9. House of 1,000 Pleasure - E.Z.O.
    10. Into the Night - Racer X

    First five songs that come up on Shuffle:
    1. To Live Is To Die - Metallica
    2. Go Go! Kikaider - Animetal
    3. The Only One - Yngwie Malmsteen
    4. To Be With You - Paul Gilbert
    5. Rush - The Pillows

    Search...
    "Sex", How many songs come up?: 134, thanks to sex machineguns, Circuit.V.Panther's Sexy Finger mini albums, and Joe Satriani's song "Borg Sex"
    "Love", How many songs come up?: 114
    "You", How many songs come up?: 197
    "Death", How many songs come up?: 28
    "Hate", How many songs come up?: 14 (WOW i have one less than erin, and i listen to metal. take that protestor soccer moms who hate metal!)
    "Wish" How many songs come up?: 6

    And the grand total: 4082 songs, 12.6 days, 24.75 gigs
  • life soundtrack (from erin)

    9 jan 2008, 00:25

    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every question below, type the song that’s playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool …

    Here are mine:

    Opening Credits:
    Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

    First Day At School:
    Never Die - Yngwie Malmsteen

    Falling In Love:
    Friends Will Be Friends - Queen

    Breaking Up:
    Bodies - Velvet Revolver (totally weird)

    Prom:
    Straight Through the Telephone Pole - Paul Gilbert

    Mental Breakdown:
    On the Loose - Racer X (this is one of the few that make sense?!)

    Flashbacks:
    Kiss of Fire - E.Z.O.

    Getting Back Together:
    Escape - Metallica (ummm awkward)

    Wedding Scene:
    Streetlights - Paul Gilbert

    Final Battle:
    Carve Away the Stone - Rush

    Death Scene:
    Nurikabe - Onmyouza

    Funeral Song:
    Orion - Metallica

    End Credits:
    Sex Machinegun - Sex Machineguns

    Finale:
    Change My Heart - Concerto Moon

    personal comment on the whole thing: i have no "romantic" songs i guess. all the negative things in my life would be nicely rounded with songs by metallica and other bands but all the romantic parts... awkward.
  • top 10 thingie stolen from lulu

    14 nov 2007, 07:40

    I'm procrastinating. and sick of writing stupid crap.

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:

    1. Paul Gilbert
    2. Loudness
    3. Buckethead
    4. SEX MACHINEGUNS
    5. Yngwie Johann Malmsteen
    6. Mr. Big
    7. inugami circus-dan
    8. Racer X
    9. Rush
    10.Dethklok

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Green-Tinted Sixties Mind (super catchy intro)

    What is your favorite album of 2?
    Thunder From the East (highly popular Loudness album that shot them up the charts and to becoming THE legendary metal band of japan)

    What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
    hmmmm some songs really suck but Fire and Ice stands out (he's a shredder dammit)

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    0, i probably never ever will be able to now that anchang has some random losers

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    hontoni hontoni gokurou-san

    What is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
    Great moments in the metalocalypse show likeee awakening the troll mustakrakish

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    some, population override or whitewash

    What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
    ooo easy "ROCK AND ROLL CRAZY NIGHT, YOU ARE THE HEROES TONIGHT"

    What is your favorite song by 9?
    I would say Tom Sawyer but i really like Limelight

    How did you get into 3?
    ummm mostly from someone's ex talking about how much he liked buckethead

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    ummmmm ummmm i forget but its along the lines of Get Out of My Yard or Space Ship One

    What is your favorite song by 4?
    Sokoni Anata Ga or Recycle (CVP vocals)

    How many time have you seen 9 live?
    THEY'RE TOURING. and i have no money.

    What is a good memory you have concerning 2?
    listening to Crazy Doctor over and over (my top played track)

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    not really, maybe sunlit nights

    What is your favorite album of 5?
    Concerto Suite for Guitar and Orchestra

    What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
    no lyrics really

    What is your favorite song of 1?
    a lot of them, i guess i'd have to go with Suicide Lover if i exclude instrumentals

    What is your favorite song of 10?
    Into The Water

    How many times have you seen 7 live?
    I'd have to extremely lucky to see them, very rare to get a hold, they barely hold concerts, and when they do its like max 40 people, and afterwards the band themselves run the store selling merchandise and guitars even though they're major label now

    What is your favorite album of 1?
    Space Ship One or Get Out of My Yard

    What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    watching youtube videos of them? geddy lee, alex lifeson, and neil peart are all legends in their classes

    What was the first song you heard by 8?
    Scarified
  • Top 10 stolen from louisa

    4 jun 2007, 06:38

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:

    1. SEX MACHINEGUNS
    2. Paul Gilbert (pablo gilberto)
    3. Yngwie Malmsteen
    4. inugami circus-dan
    5. Guns N' Roses
    6. Mr. Big
    7. Buckethead
    8. Galneryus
    9. L'Arc~en~Ciel
    10. LOUDNESS

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    ooo greatest song intro, "Green Tinted Sixties Mind"

    What is your favorite album of 2?
    "Acoustic Samurai" or "Get Out of My Yard"

    What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
    November Rain

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    hah they rarely perform big concerts, even in japan. they probably dont even leave the prefecture they're in. their concerts are like 30-40 people...

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    Whitewash (great instrumental), or uhhh uhhhhhhh

    What is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
    their ability to really ROCK. seriously. i listen to shredders, but no band really rocks it like LOUDNESS. so i guess it'd be the first time i heard "Crazy Doctor"

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    Black Star? Neoclassical shred isn't really sad, unless it's experimental like some of Buckethead's slower songs.

    What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
    "I Like Rock" or "The Second Loudest Guitar in the World": Cheesy and straightfoward.

    What is your favorite song by 9?
    uhhh "Driver's High" great song

    How did you get into 3?
    first great shredder (unless you wanna count rhoads or eddie van halen...)

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    Aijin 28. still a kickass song.

    What is your favorite song by 4?
    hmmm probably "Hontoni Hontoni Gokurou-san"

    How many time have you seen 9 live?
    i probably dont wanna be surrounded by girls who think hyde (the least manly singer who isn't gay or wears makeup or dresses) is the hottest shit in the world.

    What is a good memory you have concerning 2?
    SEEING HIM AT G3 this year. oh man i was so crazy when the drummer was playing the drum intro of "scarified".

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    japanese powermetal = not sad music.

    What is your favorite album of 5?
    wow tough choice i'm sure almost everyone would go with "Appetite for Destruction" if they werent so sick of it so i'm going with "Use Your Illusion"

    What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
    doesn't sing much... so probably "I'll see the light tonight"

    What is your favorite song of 1?
    uhhhh so many to choose from. "Sokoni Anata Ga" is definitely their best "ballad" with a crazy twist, and then there's "Aijin 28" and "Iron Cross"

    What is your favorite song of 10?
    definitely "Heavy Chains" or "Crazy Doctor"

    How many times have you seen 7 live?
    another rare group/performer to catch live. i dont really ever hear of tours just random small concerts.

    What is your favorite album of 1?
    Ignition had a lot of potential with the awesome "3rd stage lineup" but CVP joined too late and the songs weren't too great, so i'd go with "Heavy Metal Thunder"

    What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    none really. just admiring ken's guitar work...

    What was the first song you heard by 8?
    i forgot what it's called, lemme look, oh yes, "Silent Relevation" great song, though i overplayed it when i first heard it.