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Friday Random Top 10 – September 18th

This is my last Top 10 before I’m done with my paper.  ‘m meeting with Anne this afternoon to go over my spankin’ new Introduction v2.0.  I’ll work the changes from Intro 2.0 into the rest of the paper over the weekend, then meet with Micheál on Monday for any last minute ideas.  I should have it back from the printers on Wednesday to turn in.  Then off to Prague at the crack of dawn on Thursday.  Look for a download on Wednesday night for those who want to read my paper.  Once it’s turned in I can share with everyone.  Music after the jump. Continue reading


Friday Random Top 10 – August 21st

Yesterday for my research, I went down to Limerick to view a collection of old newspapers about the GAA. Luckily, Iarnród Éireann [Irish Rail] had cheap fares on special, so I only spent €20 round-trip. I got up at 7:30, was at Heuston Station by 8:30, and the train left about 9:20. I was in Limerick for lunch and spend the afternoon in the library. My train back left at 7:50, and I was home by 11.

  1. The Polyphonic Spree – “Section 12 (Hold Me Now)” Together We’re Heavy
  2. Frou Frou – “Let Go” Garden State Soundtrack
  3. Foo Fighters – “On The Mend” In Your Honor
  4. Wilco – “Say You Miss Me [Live]” Live At The Troubadour (11-12-96)
  5. Coldplay – “X&Y” X&Y
  6. Explosions in the Sky – “The Birth and Death of The Day” All The Sudden I Miss Everyone
  7. The Dead Weather – “Will There Be Enough Water?” Horehound
  8. Korn – “For No One” See You On The Other Side
  9. Steve Miller Band – “Jet Airliner” Young Hearts
  10. Wilco – “I Got You (At The End of The Century)” Being There

I see the double dose of Wilco as a good omen. I’m seeing them in concert this Thursday.  In other concert related news, I found out that the Explosions in the Sky concert I wanted to see in Belfast is the same day as the All-Ireland Hurling Final.  I guess I’ll have to find another time to see Explosions in the Sky, because I’m not missing the All-Ireland.

Music Video Sunday – Explosions in the Sky

I found out that Explosions in the Sky are playing in Belfast on September 6th. I’m very tempted to go see them.

I first came to the attention of Explosions in the Sky through Bill Simmons‘ constant talking about the show “Friday Night Lights” Explosions in the Sky did some of the soundtrack work for the film as well as the show, and he wouldn’t stop talking about how epic it made everything feel. When I close my eyes and listen, I see scenes in my head. Most of them are war scenes. If I ever make a movie, Explosions in the Sky are doing all the music.

“Glittering Blackness” is probably my favorite song from Explosions in the Sky. Unfortunately, there is not a video of them performing this live on the Youtubes.  Their live shows are supposed to be quite energetic, which makes me want to see them all the more.

“A Song For Our Fathers” is also a great track off of the album How Strange, Innocence.  Between the title of the song, and the music, this creates a scene similar to Platoon in my head. I think it’s the helicopter sounds at the beginning a bit as well. (The helicopters are more evident in the CD track)

How about a little game in the comments?  Narrate your visions of a scene the two above songs can be the soundtrack for, and I’ll do the same.