Feb. 19th, 2014 11:56 am
hippie_chick: (Ringo / ear phones)
Just a little FYI / handy tip for people who use iTunes a lot. If you're like me, you have a lot of music, and there's a bunch unchecked so that they don't sync to your iPod. However if you've noticed, iTunes doesn't play unchecked music on shuffle. You have to manually choose to play an unchecked song on your own.

I have a fix for this. Go do this:

Edit --> Preferences --> General --> Views. Uncheck the box that says "Show List Checkboxes". It'll cause the checkboxes to not be viewed in your library, and thus iTunes will play unchecked stuff on shuffle. Mustn't forget to go back and check the box again if you're syncing your iPod, though.

*bows* You're welcome. LOL!
hippie_chick: (Halloween / black cat)
Tuesday Tunes @ The Music Memoirs

This week, Tuesday Tunes wants to know: What's on your Halloween Playlist?

Haven't done the meme in a couple of weeks. :) Here's my Halloween Playlist.

Walk this way.... *Igor voice* )

And here it is if you want to listen to it.
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Here's my newest playlist / mix. The Psychedelic Mix! This time I'm going to share all the goodness. Some of my favorite psychedelic stuff. Go ahead. Try it. No bad trip, I promise.

1. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) - The Electric Prunes
2. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
3. Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
4. Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
5. Eight Miles High - The Byrds
6. Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo
7. Strange Days - The Doors
8. Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground and Nico
9. Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
10. Set the Controls for The Heart of the Sun - Pink Floyd
11. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
12. I Can Hear The Grass Grow - The Move
13. She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
14. Epistle to Dippy - Donovan
15. She Said, She Said - The Beatles
16. I Can See For Miles - The Who
17. White Room - Cream
18. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago - The Yardbirds
19. Dear Mr. Fantasy - Traffic
20. Tuesday Afternoon - The Moody Blues
21. Porpoise Song - The Monkees
22. Flying - The Beatles

Download The .zip File Right Here! (SendSpace - 72.43 MB)
hippie_chick: (earphones / nietzsche quote)
I just had an idea for a mix to use on the iPod or burning to CD. My "Morning Mix". If you want the whole thing or just a song or two or three... just comment and I'll be happy to oblige, I should have most of these on my hard drive but if I don't I can find them here for you easily enough. Onward.

The morning. I want music that will both get me going but is also more gentle at the same time. It has to put me in a good frame of mind. I'm not in the mood most mornings for anything very heavy, that is for later as the day progresses. Your morning playlist can include songs that directly reference the morning or just songs that you *like* hearing in the morning. Here's mine:

*Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens.
Just beautiful. Did you know that Stevens didn't write this? It's an old Christian hymn written by Eleanor Farjeon. Love the piano, and his wonderful soaring vocals. "Morning has broken, like the first morning. Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird. Praise for the singing, praise for the morning. Praise for the springing fresh from the world..."

*Good Morning, Good Morning - The Beatles.
Well what could rouse you and says "morning" more than a crowing cockerel? John Lennon was inspired to write this one watching a cereal commercial... for Corn Flakes. "Good morning, good morning, good morning-ah."

*Beautiful Day - U2.
Sets you in the right frame of mind. "It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away."

*59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon and Garfunkel.
"Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last just kickin' down the cobblestones, lookin' for fun and feelin' groovy..."

*Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles.
This one is just... happy. Sweet and light. I listen to it and I can just feel the sun shining on my face. "I need to laugh, and when the sun is out I've got something I can laugh about. I feel good, in a special way. I'm in love and it's a sunny day. Good day sunshine ..."

*Good Morning, Starshine - Oliver.
"The earth says hello. You twinkle above us, we twinkle below..."

*Chelsea Morning - Joni Mitchell.
"And the light poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses..."

*Wake Up - Arcade Fire.
Evolves into something so large, so amazing.

*La Ballade de Lily Rose - Vanessa Paradis.
Just because I kinda like it. And her. She's cool, and the woman has Johnny Depp to wake up next to so helllllll yeah. Johnny plays on this track I believe come to think of it. It's a sweet song for their daughter, in French.

*Hella Good - No Doubt.
Yeah a little something more to liven things up and get me moving. No doubt.

*Another Day - Paul McCartney.
"So sad, so sad." Yes, really it's a very lonely song. But the "do do do do do do it's just another day..." is perfect for heading out the door into the rat race.

Coffee? Tea? A bagel? It's alright, the weekend will be here soon enough and you can sleep in.

So, good mornin', good mornin'!
Sunbeams will soon smile through,
Good mornin', good mornin', to you!
hippie_chick: (iPod)
Polly's Workout Playlist

Here's what I use to get myself movin' and groovin'.

Warm Up

Warming up is important. To warm up I do a little light yoga and some poses for stretching. Breathe, and get the muscles prepared for your workout. I usually put on some Indian stuff... mantras, ragas, chants ... just to get in tune, and align my body and spirit. The stuff is also just great to relax to and meditate to. I have a tiny bit of Ravi Shankar for that purpose and a CD I bought off iTunes that sounded great when I was looking for yoga music. It's called Yoga Rhythm and it's by Brent Lewis and Soul Food. Excellent. There's another one I purchased too, for when I'd rather have classical renderings, called Classical Music For Yoga by Zen Lounge. It's beautiful. I'd share them with you here, but since they are from iTunes, they're protected so I can't. I do recommend them to you though.

For Walking / Light Treadmill

I'm lucky in that I live in an area where I have temperate weather and can walk often. I also have some wonderful scenery to enjoy! It's important for me to have music that keeps me in rhythm and at a good pace. I tend to like to listen to fun 70s/80s pop stuff that I love when walking. On my walking playlist:

*Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede *Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry *Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynard *Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire *One Bad Apple - The Osmonds *Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey *Straight Up - Paula Abdul *Mercedes Boy - Pebbles *Miss You Much - Janet Jackson *Down Under - Men At Work *Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band *Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder *Good Times - Chic *Raspberry Beret - Prince *Girlfriend - Pebbles *The Glamorous Life - Sheila E *Human - The Human League *Walk This Way - Aerosmith *Let's All Chant - Michael Zager Band

For Higher Intensity / Cardio

Cardio requires you step it up a bit, really work it and get that heart rate up. It's gotta be high energy. My current Cardio playlist:

*Block Rockin' Beats - Chemical Brothers *One Week - Barenaked Ladies *Toxic - Britney Spears *London Bridge - Fergie *Fighter - Christina Aguilera *Canned Heat - Jamiroquai (get your Napoleon Dynamite on, yo) *Bodyrock - Moby *Breathe - Prodigy *Hey Ya! - Out Kast *SexyBack - Justin Timberlake *Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs *Survivor - Destiny's Child *Ray of Light - Madonna *Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic *Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes *Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode

Some of the only times I listen to a few of these on the Cardio list by the way, is when working out. The beats are good and they keep you going. So before you start pouring the haterade for the likes of Christina, Britney, Fergie and Justin etc., yo. :p

The Cool Down

Time to take it down, now. It's better for you to gradually ebb in intensity than to just stop all together. Just about 5-10 minutes will do. Put on a couple slower songs, and stretch some more or slowly walk it down.

Currently my cool down is "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan or Sleepwalker by Johnny and Santo. It can vary though. Anything easy and slower paced.

If in the off chance you are interested in any of these mixes (except the yoga stuff) comment and let me know and I can drop a .zip of it here for you. And! I'm always open to more ideas. What's on your workout playlists at the moment?
hippie_chick: (iPod)
I'm getting antsy. September is rolling to a close (finally... four days left) and my favorite month of the whole year is upon us once again! October! Time for Halloween Month Movie A Night, and I now have my Halloween '06 Playlist in progress for the ol' iPod.

I've been using the same playlist (see it here) the past two years and will probably still have it out as well. But this year, something different struck me. Horror movies! Great horror movie themes, with snippets of great dialogue in between! So get your "Freaks" on and get a look at a sneak peek of my Horror Movie Halloweenapalooza. In progress. Haha!

Here we go!! Oh you're gonna love this one, it's a scream, baby!

The Shining
The Shining Theme
"A boy's best friend is his mother..."
Psycho Theme
The Silence of the Lambs
"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. *hiss*"
The Silence Of The Lambs (Main Theme)
**BONUS Silence of the Lambs content**
"Put the fucking lotion in the basket!"
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus (song that is playing as Jame Gumb dances in front of the mirror)
The Exorcist
"The power of Christ compels you!"
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield (The Exorcist Main Theme)
A Nightmare On Elm Street
"One, two, Freddie's coming for you..."
A Nightmare On Elm Street (Main Theme)
"You're gonna love this one, it's a scream, baby!"
Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) - Icicle Works (I believe the SoHo version was the one over the end credits of the film but this is cooler, it's the original.)
"He is coming to your little town!" (not included yet)
Halloween (Main Theme)
Night of the Living Dead
"They're coming to get you, Barbara!" (not included yet)
Night of the Living Dead (End Theme)
The Sixth Sense
"I see dead people."
The Sixth Sense (Main Theme)

Any other suggestions? What would you like included? Want a copy when complete? Just comment.

Note! There are two sound bites I'm hunting for and don't have but want badly for this playlist. The Halloween movie one of Loomis... either this one or when he says "Hey, Lonnie! Get your ass away from there!" and the one from Night of the Living Dead where Barbara's brother taunts "They're coming to get you Barbara!". I've had no luck on Lime Wire or Bear Share. If you can help me in any way please comment! I could make them myself, but no longer have a microphone so can't create a .wav file of them.
hippie_chick: (iPod)
I have done yet another playlist / mix. This one I made for road trips. Nothing beats a road trip, crankin' the tunes and flying down the highway. I am preparing this in case I do actually go up to Orlando next weekend like I want to and go to Universal. Without further delay. Some have to do with the road and driving, some do not. All are great for car listening.

The Road Trip Mix

Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
Free Ride - Edgar Winter
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Roam - The B-52s
Two Of Us - The Beatles
America - Simon and Garfunkel
Every Day Is A Winding Road - Sheryl Crow
Tempted - Squeeze
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Slow Ride - Foghat
American Girl - Tom Petty
Get Your Kicks (On Route 66) - The Rolling Stones
Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers Band
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynard
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads
Kiss - Prince
Riders On The Storm - The Doors
No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
Drive My Car - The Beatles
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Crossroads - Cream
Helen Wheels - Paul McCartney and Wings
Hit The Road, Jack - Ray Charles
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
Paradise City - Guns N Roses
Why Don't We Do It In The Road? - The Beatles
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills and Nash
I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers

What are some of your favorite road trip songs? One of these days I want to gather up a couple of great friends and take a road trip and look for America.

"...’Kathy,’ I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
’Michigan seems like a dream to me now’
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I’ve gone to look for America..."

If you want any (or all) of these, leave a comment. I try not to leave too much downloadable music here on the journal.
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Friday is St. Patrick's Day. So to gear up, and get into the spirit, I've put together my first ever St. Patrick's Day playlist. Fun drinking songs, and traditional fare I hope is a good mix. For the most part I've stayed with Celtic artists and traditional renderings. Erin Go Bragh!

*The Wearin' O' The Green - Wolfetones
*The Pub With No Beer - The Dubliners
*The Irish Rover - The Pogues & The Dubliners
*Whiskey You're The Divil - The Pogues
*Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) - The Three Irish Tenors
*When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Daniel O'Donnell
*The Rose Of Tralee - Paddy Reilly
*Beer Beer Beer - The Irish Rovers
*Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy (YAY for Irish rock and roll!!)
*The Unicorn - The Irish Rovers (one I ADORED as a child, can sing along even now)
*A Jug Of Punch - The Clancy Brothers
*Danny Boy (Instrumental Acoustic) - Eric Clapton (No he's not Irish, included just because I love it so much!)
*I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen - Daniel O'Donnell
*The Parting Glass - Sinead O'Connor

Download .zip file with the songs here 45.54 MB (Limited availability)

So fill to me the parting glass. Goodnight and joy be with you all.


Beer Beer Beer - The Irish Rovers!! I love this one. LOL!! I found a good mp3 of it at long last. I tried and tried when I put this together, but to no avail. I've added it to the list above too.
hippie_chick: (iPod)
Stolen from [ profile] lunza

(Requires iTunes, iPod or somesuch)

How many songs? 476

(skipping podcasts and other non-song stuff)
Sort by artist
First artist: 311
Last artist: The Who

Sort by song title
First song: 18 And Life - Skid Row
Last song: You See Me Crying - Aerosmith

Sort by time
Shortest song: Her Majesty (Take 3) - The Beatles (0:24)
Longest song: Purple Rain - Prince (8:40)

Sort by album
First album: (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis
Last album: Yourself Or Someone Like You - matchbox twenty

First song that comes up on Shuffle: Africa - Toto

How many songs come up when you search for "sex"? 1
How many songs come up when you search for "death"? 0
How many songs come up when you search for "love"? 37
How many songs come up when you search for "you"? 59
How many songs come up when you search for "why"? 0
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Because I'm officially going to be starting the holiday shopping next weekend, I am taking this one to prepare the music that will accompany us on the trips around town to the mall and other places as the season progresses. To get us into the spirit of the holidays, I thought I'd also share this year's playlist with you readers. I have included everything here in a handy dandy zipped folder for your downloading pleasure. I've included what I hope is a good mix of the traditional with the contemporary. On to the songs.

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1. White Christmas - Bing Crosby. What Yuletide mix is complete without it? Still tops the all time holiday favorites.
2. Christmas Time - Donny Osmond. His newest single. Please, if you like this, request it at Smooth Jazz and AC radio when they start playing their holiday music. If they tell you they don't have a copy of it let me know.
3. Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio (from A Charlie Brown Christmas). This is the instrumental. Beautiful.
4. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey. Hearkens back to that 60s "girl group" sound. Catchy and fun.
5. Carol Of The Bells - Trans Siberian Orchestra. With Metallica. Awesome and powerful.
6. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) - Nat "King" Cole. Another staple of holiday playlists at least as far as I'm concerned.
7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Elvis Presley. Just pure Elvis. Wonderful!
8. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams. I love Andy's pure, smooth voice.
9. What Child Is This - Vanessa Williams. Such a beautiful voice! Great jazzy version.
10. (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays - Perry Como. Another one of those voices that I just think is amazing.
11. Let It Snow - Dean Martin. Swingin'!
12. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Donny Osmond. Yes, him again. Donny's version of this is so hot it would melt the hardest packed winter snow.
13. A Marshmallow World - Dean Martin. A little fun with Dino. We all sing along with this one when it comes on.
14. Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth - Bing Crosby w/ David Bowie. Love. Love. Love.
15. Ave Maria - Sarah Brightman. GORGEOUS.
16. Coventry Carol - Kings College Choir - Had to put some choir music on, and this carol is one of my favorites.
17. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt. Okay, let's lighten things up again. I was going to throw my Madonna version on here, but Eartha is the original, and always the best. Purrrrrrrrrr.
18. Auld Lang Syne - Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Let's toast to the new year. Hope it's a good one!

The Songs. (.zip file, 57.30 MB via MegaUpload) If MegaUpload is being a headache for you, drop me a note and let me know and we can try it via YouSendIt. I just wanted to keep track of how many downloads this gets, and YouSendIt doesn't show that data.
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My Halloween Mix. I put this one together last year. I've also temporarily uploaded the music to my iPod so all of it is for right now on my hard drive. If you want anything as always, even the entire mix, just holler. If you request the entire mix, I can put them in a zip file and send it to your email. I was thinking it was about time I made a mix that wasn't all about "Monster Mash" on repeat seventeen times in a row, you know? LOL! Rock on, guys and ghouls!

Image hosted by ** Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
** Spooky - Classics IV
** Moondance - Van Morrison
** I Put A Spell On You - Marilyn Manson - His cover is REALLY creepy and good!
** Pet Sematary - The Ramones
** Thriller - Michael Jackson - Of course! Because it's the quintessential Halloween Mix song!
** Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
** Boris The Spider - The Who
** Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus
** Please Mr. Gravedigger - David Bowie
** Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult
** Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
** Witchy Woman - The Eagles
** There's A Light (Over At The Frankenstein Place) - From the Rocky Horror soundtrack
** Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
** Welcome To My Nightmare - Alice Cooper
** Season of the Witch - Donovan
** People Are Strange - The Doors
** Theme from "Halloween"

I transisioned some of these (on the CD anyway, not the iPod) with short snippets of sound effects like thunderclaps, screams, chains jangling, etc. and it really came out nicely! I'm taking this with me on our adventure next weekend to Tampa and Howl-O-Scream to set the mood. There are so many more songs I can think of just right off that aren't on here, too, I may make another for next year.
hippie_chick: (iPod)
Okay summer is officially here. At least here in South Florida it's like a sauna out there! So. I have geared up my iPod with a nice summery, sunshiny, and / or upbeat playlist of songs that I like to listen to on the beach. Just thought I'd share it, it might inspire (or perhaps not) you to do one of your own.

Summer lovin' had me a blast... )

Well there you have it. 40 summery, happy, lie-on-the-beach songs.
hippie_chick: (Homer  and The Who)
New meme... sounded interesting. :)

1. open your MP3 player.
2. put all of your music on random.
3. write down the first twenty songs it plays, no matter how embarrassing

Here they are... ::takes a deep breath::

1. Detroit Rock City - KISS
2. This Used To Be My Playground - Madonna
3. Angie - The Rolling Stones
4. "Elephant Love" medley from Moulin Rouge - Ewan McGregor / Nic Kidman
5. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
6. Back Door Man - The Doors
7. Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind and Fire
8. It's Oh So Quiet - Björk
9. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Eric Burdon / The Animals
10. Theme from A Clockwork Orange - W. Carlos
11. A Pirate's Life For Me - Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean ride
12. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - The Bee Gees
13. Tonight, Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
14. Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
15. Idioteque - Radiohead
16. Cherry Lips (Go, Baby, Go!) - Garbage
17. Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
18. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
19. Coma White - Marilyn Manson
20. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

Whew! There you have it.


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