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Jun
7th
2017

Songs for characters. · 9:00pm Jun 7th, 2017

Heya readers,

I did a song post quite some time ago for the Wheel and the Butterfly, and have thought of a handful more based on characters who I tend to use a lot when I write.

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Feb
29th
2016

Music SIG Likes #9 :: Brother Dege · 3:10am Feb 29th, 2016

I learned about a new instrument recently: Dobro resonator guitar. It has a distinctive look ("guitar with a shield thingy on the front) a distincitve sound (about midway between an acoustic guitar and a banjo) and features prominently in many blues/bluegrass/country songs. Needless to say, it features prominently in Brother Dege's music what with the rhythmic blues/folk style with a smattering of mellow rock mixed in for taste.

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Feb
15th
2016

Misic SIG Likes #7 :: Apocalyptica · 12:07am Feb 15th, 2016

This goes out to Darkhanos
:ajsmug:

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Dec
11th
2016

Music SIG Likes #30 :: Poor Man's Poison · 3:02am Dec 11th, 2016

Some delightful folk and bluegrass this time around courtesy of Poor Man's Poison. One of my brothers introduced me to them recently. I am not usually one for this type of music (a bit too much country), but they have certainly grown on me. Mandolin is one of those instruments I enjoy listening to (another is dobro), and Poor Man's Poison has it in spades.

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Apr
26th
2017

Music SIG Likes #44 :: Alestorm · 2:41am Apr 26th, 2017

Pirate Metal.

Pirate. Metal. Just take a moment to savour the delicious barminess.

Alsestorm is an interesting combination of power metal with folk metal elements mixed in all wrapped in bombastic pirate-themed theatrics. Never before did I imagine I would ever utter the phrase "heavy-metal accordion".


(Beardie - ???)

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Jan
21st
2016

Music SIG Likes #1 :: Inaugral Video Game Edition · 3:58am Jan 21st, 2016

Something new, apropos of nothing: some blog posts wherein I act my age and slap a bunch of self-indulgent stuff various musical bits and bobs I enjoy listening to up on a public blog post.

At the very least, I figure who reads this may (possibly) discover something new and exciting, or (more likely) have something to laugh at and poke with sticks.
:derpytongue2:

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Apr
17th
2018

Music SIG Likes #74 :: Infected Mushroom · 3:40am Apr 17th, 2018

This one is quite interesting (for me at least). One of Significant Other's co-workers introduced me to this particular group a few months past, and I must say I am quite impressed. Infected Mushroom is primarily a psychedelic trance group with some industrial elements mixed in. Quite interesting if you are into that sort of thing...

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May
17th
2016

Music SIG Likes #16 :: Great Big Sea · 2:51am May 17th, 2016

Great Big Sea was a Canadian folk rock band who performed modern rock interpretations of traditional Canadian folk songs and sea shanties. They were one of the first folk bands I ever really listened to. Oddly enough, they were recommended to by a complete stranger who I struck up a conversation with in an airport restaurant of all places (hi David!).

"Someday Soon" is one of my all-time favourite songs.

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Feb
6th
2016

Music SIG Likes #5 :: Slaid Cleaves · 8:37pm Feb 6th, 2016

More folk music!

I never heard of Slaid Cleaves before stumbling upon him through Pandora, but I am glad I did. Some of his works shades uncomfortably too close to country (:pinkiesick:), but overall, I enjoy his singing.


(AiDraws - Harpsy playing Guitar)

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Sep
12th
2017

Music SIG Likes #56 :: Parov Stelar · 3:48am Sep 12th, 2017

Some more of that delicious electro swing. Energetic, upbeat, and just plain fun to listen to (at least to my ears). You know that saying "Dance as though no one can see you"? That is me listening to this.
:pinkiehappy:


(Art-Anon - 23 SkidDerpy)

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Mar
24th
2016

Music SIG Likes #12 :: Mark Knopfler · 2:26am Mar 24th, 2016

Some classic blues rock with a dash of country and a hint of Celtic rock mixed in for flavour. Mark's voice is absolutely delicious and the smooth guitar riffs are like sonic velvet. The one or two older chappies and chappettes who may stumble across this post are probably sagely nodding and saying "Finally! SIG has stumbled across some Good Taste!".

I am certainly glad I stumbled across and re-discovered him on Pandora.

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Jul
25th
2016

Music SIG Likes #21 :: Brown Bird · 2:42am Jul 25th, 2016

Brown Bird certainly is/was an interesting band that I have only recently discovered. Some more folk music, lightly seasoned with a dash of Americana, a measure of Bluegrass, and a hint of Gypsy. It reminds me a bit of a Bluegrass version of Jason Webley in places. I really love their Bluegrass/Gypsy style of rhythm and beat without the nasty "countrified" twangy nastiness that sneaks into such music...

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Oct
2nd
2017

Music SIG Likes #58 :: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band · 4:16am Oct 2nd, 2017

I never though I would ever say this, but I think I am beginning to come around to (some) kinds of American Country music. Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band certainly puts a big, fat "+" in the "fun to listen to category". A commenter in one of the videos below mentioned that Reverend Peyton is like "the White Stripes and George Thorogood and Hank Williams put together". It is quite apt.

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Jul
12th
2015

It's here! · 8:33pm Jul 12th, 2015

Alright guys, I did my first cover, take a look.

https://soundcloud.com/nickyds

Report NickyD · 230 views · #music #cover music #singer
Jul
6th
2018

Music SIG Likes #78 - Black Rebel Mororcycle Club 2 · 2:12am Jul 6th, 2018

A second set of BRMC goodness!


(rodrigues404 - Lancer)

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Dec
19th
2021

For Anyone Wanting Music to Write to, I'm Making a List on RYM · 2:37am Dec 19th, 2021

I haven't posted anything, but I am working on a few stories. Hopefully it won't take too long to release them, but I take a lot of time, so I'll see, I guess. Either way, as the title says, I'm making a list on RateYourMusic about albums I've found are great to write to. I'll share it here for anyone wanting music to hang in the background while you do that. I'll keep adding to it as I find more music and keep writing. Hope it's useful, here's the list:

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Aug
15th
2016

Music SIG Likes #23 :: The Heavy · 2:38am Aug 15th, 2016

A bit more laid back this time. Some indie rock with a healthy measure of neo-soul and funk rock. (No, I do not know exactly what those labels mean; that is what the great and knowledgeable Wikipedia says—perhaps someone more knowledgeable that I could elaborate?)

Regardless, I just love lead singer Kevin Swaby's voice. Really goes well with The Heavy's big-band funk sound.

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Dec
15th
2016

Music SIG Likes #31 :: Trivium · 4:23am Dec 15th, 2016

Some heavy metal and melodic metalcore from Trivium. I really enjoy their later albums (especially Silence in the Snow); tjeir vocals are smoother, less harsh "metal screaming" and more melodic overall. I know some fans decried the shift, but I certainly enjoy the new sound. Lead singer Matt Heafy has a pleasant enough voice and it is nice to be able to hear it when he is not screaming out his larynx.

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Apr
23rd
2016

Music SIG Likes #14 :: The Cog Is Dead · 3:01am Apr 23rd, 2016

Some silly, light-hearted steam-punk themed cabaret courtesy of The Cog is Dead. It is slightly dark, yet still jaunty and upbeat; think "Steam Punk MLP musical episode as directed and composed by Tim Burton"


(wingedwolf94 - Steampunk Ryo)

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Jun
22nd
2016

Music SIG Likes #19 :: The Black Keys ( + Dan Auerbach) · 1:44am Jun 22nd, 2016

A good, healthy dose of garage rock/blues rock here. This was actually the first band that introduced me to this genre and got me interested in it. Their earlier works have a deliciously raw blues sound that I absolutely love. Their later works veer more towards psychedelic; not necessarily bad, just different.

Dan Auerbach, the lead (and only) singer, released a solo album, so he is lumped in this list as well.

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