Tweet to the beat – update

As mentioned in my last blog, I am currently making a spotify playlist of all the songs I tweet on twitter. A soundtrack of my twitter life, if you will (indeed that’s what I have chosen to call it).
I’ve currently got said playlist to sixteen tracks, which according to spotify, totals up to an hour’s worth of music, which I guess isn’t bad. I haven’t decided when to stop it yet, so I will just carry on working on it until I get bored, or until I think it’s a suitable length – whichever comes first.

If you do have spotify, you can listen to this work in progress here, if you like.

Tweet To The Beat.

Those of you who follow my twitter feed will know that I tend to abuse the #nowplaying hashtag a lot.  I will post at least one tweet of a song I’m listening to every day, often including a link for people to listen to it on Spotify.

In a moment of boredom, I thought it would be a cool idea to make a spotify playlist of every song I post on twitter over a certain period of time – or at least until I get bored with it.  I guess it will be the soundtrack to my twitter life – and general internet experience.  I only have a few songs on it at the moment, but it will grow over time. Once it does I’ll post the link to it on here – should anyone be interested.

The rediscovered.

In a moment of boredom, I decided to compile a Spotify playlist of songs that I loved that I hadn’t heard in a long time.  I am still in the process of compiling that list, seeing as I am one of those people who is always adding songs, removing others and generally shuffles it around about 50 times before they are satisfied with it.

Before I do unleash it on the world, I should point out that some of the songs that I have rediscovered might well be undiscovered by some people. Indeed there are one or two by artists that aren’t that well known, but you might like them.  Anyway, it will be up soon. Just thought I would warn you.

EDIT : My Spotify playlist is now ready for your enjoyment and possible amusement.  I might add more songs to it over time, but for now here it is as of today.

A nineties indie playlist thingy

I’ve been listening to a fair bit of music from the 90s over the last few days. I suppose it was inspired by my last blog entry. As a result, I compiled this little playlist on Spotify. You are more than welcome to have a listen – see how many of these you can remember (and yes, I have included another Geneva track in there).  And if you don’t have spotify, I’m sure a few of them are on youtube.

Anyway, here’s what’s on it:

Longpigs – She Said

Echobelly – King Of The Kerb

Kula Shaker – Tattva

Sleeper – Inbetweener

Menswear – Sleeping In

The Bluetones – Cut Some Rug

Embrace – All You Good Good People

Dodgy – In A Room

Shed Seven – Going For Gold

Space – Female of The Species

Catatonia – Mulder And Scully

Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train

Geneva – Best Regrets

Suede – The Drowners

Lightning Seeds – Change

The Boo Radleys – What’s In The Box? (See Watcha Got)

This will probably be the first part of a much longer playlist. Still you can follow this link to listen to it:

My 90s indie playlist

EDIT: I have added a few more songs to the playlist:

Gene – Olympian

Kenickie – In Your Car

Marion – Sleep

Mansun – Wide Open Space

The Supernaturals – Prepare To Land

Identically Sound

One of my favourite comedians Mark Watson recently wrote on his Twitter page how he thought Kings Of Leon’s Sex On Fire sounded like the Stereophonics’ hit Dakota. It sort of got me thinking about which songs I thought were similar to others.

And so, after much searching and listening through the wonder that is Spotify, I noted the following:

Lily Allen’s Not Fair sounds a fair bit like Doves’ Kingdom Of Rust.

Take That’s Greatest Day could easily be mistaken for a Snow Patrol song. Chasing Cars springs to mind.

Green Day’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the musical twin of Travis’ Writing To Reach You.

Keane’s Better Than This has echoes of David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes.

The Hoosiers’ Cops And Robbers reminds me of The Cure’s Love Cats.

And Scouting For Girls’ She’s So Lovely sounds like, er, every other Scouting For Girls song.

I am fully aware that at least one other person has made the same observations of one or two of the pairs of songs I’ve mentioned here. However, listening to them one after the other has made me even more convinced of the similarities between them. And in no way am I saying that the fact that these songs are identical to others constitutes a bad thing. In fact, I happen to like most of the songs I’ve mentioned here.

EDIT : If you can think of any other songs that sound identical to other songs, then please feel free to leave a comment. Or tell me how much you agree with me on the ones I’ve mentioned. Or how much you  disagree with me and think that I should have my ears syringed. I can take it.