Thursday, July 30, 2009
Vitaminwater sync = FREE MUSIC? & Playlists YOU Should Stop Existing Without
Alright... today's blog was inspired by a playlist on my ipod i listened to whilst at the gym yesterday. I amuse myself, the playlist is called "Music Everyone Should Have" (which is eerily and coincidentally similar to the above blog title). As if i am the authority on what music you should be listening to. Ha. Imagine? I would never think such. No way. ;-)
So yeah, listening to said playlist, and i think to myself, wow, for me, this really is a good one. Simple. only features three artists total. but the songs are emotional, thinking songs. and the three artists have decades of brilliance backing them up. they have ways with words that arrest you, choke you up, provoke passionate thought. and in my music world as of late, i've been immersed in sexy, beat-driven, fun songs. so it was cool to visit a playlist i'd created in a deliberate & focused state of mind. That said, I'm going to post a few of my itunes playlists for you here today. I'll try and walk you through what they're like so you can decide if they might be right up your alley.
THEN, i'm going to talk about vitaminwater sync...
(the infamous) Music Everyone Should Have Mix
Looking Glass Girl (RS Vocal Demo) The Glove
Punish Me With Kisses (RS Vocal Demo) The Glove
Mouth to Mouth (RS Vocal Demo) The Glove
Orgy (RS Vocal Demo) The Glove
Mr. Alphabet Says (Alt RS Vocal Demo) The Glove
This Green City (RS Vocal Demo) The Glove
Now My Heart Is Full Morrissey
Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself Morrissey
I Will See You in Far Off Places Morrissey
The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get Morrissey
Hawkmoon 269 U2
With Or Without You U2
Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For U2
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own U2
NOTE: RS stands for Robert Smith, YES, of The Cure, was a side project.
this next mix TOTALLY switches gears, it's more current, as far as what i'm listening to right now, however, it was created quite a few months back... very electronic driven. but not electronic! ha, well, a couple of the artists are pretty electronic (synth driven), but most feature guitars, bass guitars, drum sets (in addition to drum machines, not to be confused), all the makings of a "real" band. All in all most of the sounds in this mix inspire me to move. A lot of these songs are great to work out to as well, i.e. Drugs in My Body, it is THE PERFECT bicycling song. No joke.
Sounds to Die For Mix
So Fine - Telepathe
Drugs in My Body Thieves Like Us
I Know I'll See You A Place to Bury Strangers
Impossible (Possible Remix by Studio) Shout Out Louds
Dawn of the Dead Does It Offend You, Yeah?
AirWar Crystal Castles
No You Girls Franz Ferdinand
Only This Moment Röyksopp
My Night With the Prostitute from Marseille Beirut
We Own the Sky M83
Sleepyhead Passion Pit
My Girls Animal Collective
Your Heart Feels Thieves Like Us
This next mix is a little different from the two above in that it's "itunes created", Genius Mixes are a brilliant, relatively new feature of itunes. All you do is click on an individual song within your music library, click on the Genius button (button looks something like a flower) and BAM! a 25-song playlist is instantly created for you with music from your own collection. It's the lazy man's playlist, it's instant, and I appreciate how it ends up reminding me of music I've forgotten I own! I created it from Depeche Mode's Violator song, Halo. So the mix tends to be comprised of sounds from that same era and genre. It's a little dark, a lot moody, my idea of perfect. It implements a few more recent artists/songs.
Genius Mix Tip: Once Genius creates your playlist for you, make sure you save it! You do this at the top right of itunes by simply clicking the button that says "Save Playlist".
Halo (Genius) Mix
Halo Depeche Mode
Kingdom (Single Version) Dave Gahan
Cuts You Up Peter Murphy
Fascination Street The Cure
Everyday is Halloween Ministry
I Wanna Be Adored The Stone Roses
Ceremony New Order
World In My Eyes Depeche Mode
Everyday Is Like Sunday Morrissey
How Soon Is Now The Smiths
These Things She Wants Revenge
Push The Cure
Wake Up Arcade Fire
Eye Smashing Pumpkins
Sweetest Perfection Depeche Mode
She Sells Sanctuary The Cult
Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
She's Lost Control Joy Division
The Heinrich Maneuver Interpol
Join in the Chant Nitzer Ebb
Lullaby The Cure
Sing Your Life Morrissey
policy of truth live Depeche Mode
To listen to ANY of the above songs, check out the individual artist's myspace page for streaming music players, or simply copy and paste the song and artist's name into your search engine of choice and i assure you a massive list of places you can play said song will appear. Let me know if you have trouble finding any, and I'll be happy to help.
On to FREE music...
I ♥ vitaminwater. I ♥ music. I SUPER ♥ FREE MUSIC.
Here's how it works... Buy vitaminwater sync, that is the name of the flavor, it's cherry berry to be more specific. drink it. SAVE THE CAP. get to your nearest computer!!!! THEN GO HERE:
http://www.myspace.com/vitaminwater Once there, click on the "cap" in the center of your screen that reads "click here to redeem your code" that will redirect you to amazon.com mp3s, and a field in which you will type in the code located inside your cap. Do that. press submit or whatever and your monetary "song credit" is saved. Now you can go search Amazon's mp3 collection, and pick out a free song to download! How cool is that? I think it's killer. This vitaminwater promotion ends at the end of August so drink as much sync as you can 'til then for free music galore!
I leave you today with a photo of the awesome new accessories i got in the mail from http://www.urbanoutfitters.com yesterday. i mentioned ordering them a few blogs ago. zipper-trim rose ring and studded cuff. it's love...