Forward to the Past and Spotify Playlists!

4 11 2011

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder – a fact that is certainly true when it comes to this blog. I miss having the time to put the effort in properly like I was able to do earlier this year. I do feel a bit guilty about fudging up the postaday challenge – hopefully next year they’ll repeat it, and I’ll be able to take another swing… something which is already a new years resolution…

In the mean time though, the best I can do is to try and capitalise on free time to make something of this blog again – which is what I’m doing whilst I have a few days off -Wahey!

A long time ago I mentioned about playlists using Spotify, but didn’t post up many due to the restricted access of spotify. Now it has launched state side and you can get onto the service for free (albeit limited) I’m going to go full steam ahead with the playlisting thing… So without further a do… I present to you Volume 1 of an ongoing series I’m calling A Musical Alphabet.

A Musical Alphabet Vol 1

Track Artist
Fascination Alphabeat
Mr. Pinstripe Suit Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Welcome Christina Aguilera
I Walk Beside You Dream Theater
No Stone Unturned Europe
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Data Remix) Fredrika Stahl
Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day
You Don’t Know My Mind Hugh Laurie
Baby Don’t Cry INXS
Empire State Of Mind JAY-Z
All These Things That I’ve Done The Killers
Possibility Lykke Li
Roll Away Your Stone Mumford & Sons
Life Is Life Noah And The Whale
Here It Goes Again OK Go
Romantic Type The Pigeon Detectives
Let Me Live – 2011 Remaster Queen
Oh What A World Rufus Wainwright
Affirmation Savage Garden
Hey, Soul Sister Train
Everything About You Ugly Kid Joe
Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
The Cross Within Temptation
Crystalised The xx
Death Of Samantha Yoko OnoPorcupine Tree
Gimme All Your Lovin’ ZZ Top

Get the playlist here: http://sharemyplaylists.com/a-musical-alphabet-volume-1

Some of these tracks have been featured previously on this blog whilst I was running my A Song A Day project earlier this year, some you may not have heard before — but I urge you to check this playlist out, as there is some great music inside.





First #fantasygamechat Today (via #fantasygamechat)

31 07 2011

Keep an eye on this blog, please!

Can’t wait. It’ll be starting in about half an hour.  I have decided I don’t want this blog to just be a repository for the #Fantasygamechat archive, although that will be part of the function of the blog. I hope to make it a place that people can come to all week for information about Fantasy Gaming.  I want to tie it in to the chats every week – maybe have articles that expand on the topics that come up in chat. I know that just ike in a pen an … Read More

via #fantasygamechat





The DJBaroque Summer Update

30 07 2011

Yeah, I kinda failed the postaday challenge, and yes, I did neglect the blog a little bit, but at least I feel comfortable and ready to post again. I should explain though that from now on this blog is going to be about more then just music. I really do want this to be a platform for more then just music, even though I do love music, i’ll still be posting music posts no doubt, but maybe not quite in the same way or frequency then before.

I took a sizeable chunk of time away from the blog, mainly to have one massive RL cache clear and sort out. Amongst several things, the main thing is, I now have not one but two jobs which is great. I love them both and it feels almost indescribable to be finally earning my own crust after nearly a 10 month wait post graduation. Applying for more jobs then you can remember applying for, attending interviews, workshops, sessions etc; all that boring stuff. I consider myself very lucky to say that I enjoy both jobs and look forward to each working day. I’m now a website co-ordinator at my local primary school by day and a theatre steward by night. The bloke selling the ice-creams during the intervals… that’s me! The bloke ripping your ticket and showing you to your seat… that’s me! The bloke who is cleaning the theatre at 2am only to go home and be back for 11am the next day… that’s me! I wouldn’t have it any other way. The work is great, and the people I work alongside with (for both jobs) are the nicest people you could wish to ask for, so quids in on that one!

Today I went and signed up to the one of the local gyms. I had to leave before due to illness, but now I’m all good to return and workout in my spare time. I’m on a 6 week summer offer at the moment. I figured it’s cost effective, and if I do get bored of it after a few weeks, i’m not tied to some contract I really don’t want!

It’s also meant to be summer here in England… I feel lied too.

I also want to be dead cheeky and plug a twitchat happening this sunday (a chat on twitter) at 5pm Eastern — which is 10pm for all those English people like me. The hashtag you wanna look out for is #fantasygamechat — it’s self explanatory. Those of you who are familiar with the regular #fantasychat hashtag will be right at home. It’s ran by the same folk. Video games and the like came up during last weeks twitchat, and we thought we should make it separate, and we made it so :D – Keep an eye on this blog for more: http://fantasygamechat.wordpress.com/

Yes, keep an eye here for more coming soon! Nothing is out of bounds now I guess :D – I’ll guess that I’ll leave you on a song and all that, just because. This song is stuck firmly on repeat at the moment. Loving this band, one of the best around at the moment. I quite like to think of them as the new Deacon Blue (which is a very good thing) – Noah and The Whale – Tonight’s the kind of the night!

 

 

 

 

 

 





Prepare For Transmission…

3 07 2011

This is ground control, prepare for incoming transmission….





A Song A Day: May 8th – A Chinese on Sunday!

7 05 2011

Very late posting today, it’s been a busy day, so much so that I can’t believe it’s nearly 10pm! Time is short, I’m still here though. I promise! Thanks to Seycen also for giving me the blogging equivalent of the tapping the wrist for time gesture…

I watched a documentary on the Chinese pianist Lang Lang the other day and he played a beautiful rendition of the chinese piece, ‘Colourful Clouds Chasing The Moon’ – Sadly, I couldn’t find the exact performance, but I’ve tracked down the original piece. I’m seriously considering saving up and buying a pipa instrument to learn next.

I should have more time in the next few days to blog properly also!

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A Song A Day – May 6th: A Bygone Time?

6 05 2011

The building may be an eyesore, but it's where I spent 3 of the best years of my lifeI can’t believe that this time last year I was sat awake til’ nearly 5am, talking on facebook with university friends as we were putting our finishing touches to our 5,000 word long dissertations. I was writing about the pyschology of sound in movies and how digital evolution has affected the way we watched the movies. To the right of me at the time was BBC’s coverage of the general elections, and to the left was a half drunk can of Red Bull.

I was expecting to be feeling emotional that night, but for some reason I was almost emotionless. I was just sat staring at a word document full of quotations/references, pontificiation, hypothesis and more. Don’t get me wrong, it was a fascinating subject to write about and reading up on some of the people and papers my tutor (Andy Connio – the best lecturer I ever had at university) had directed me towards changed the way I thought about things and gave me several great leads to write a paragraph or two on.

As was the norm, i’d gone through Brian Eno’s Music for Films and the score to Twilight before I had the TV audio on low. It was strange knowing that the following night, i’d have no more work to hand in, and that my 3 years at university had come to an end minus graduation.

So with that in mind, and thinking about the year which has passed and what university was like, one song came to my head and stuck out more then others.  The chorus to this song fits like a glove and the lyrics are very apt. My song choice today is Ohh La La by The Faces.

poor old Granddad, I laughed at all his words
I thought he was a bitter man
he spoke of women’s ways
they’ll trap you when they use you
before you even now
for love is blind and you’re far to kind
don’t ever let it show

I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was stronger

the can-can such a pretty show
will steal your heart away
but backstage back on earth again
the dressing rooms are grey
they come on strong and it ain’t too long
for they make you feel a man
but love is blind and you soon will find
you’re just a boy again

when you want her lips, you get her cheek
makes you wonder where you are
if you want some more then she’s fast asleep
leaves you twinkling with the stars
poor young grandson there’s nothing I can say
you’ll have to learn, just like me
and that’s the hardest way

ooh la la
ooh la la, la la, yeah

I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was stronger

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A Song A Day: Thursday 5th May –

5 05 2011

Just a quick post today because i’m nursing a bit of a cold and i’m actually typing this on my laptop from my bed! This song today is one that I’ve recently discovered and seem to have on repeat, a lot! – My God by Jethrol Tull

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