One Song Wonder

If you ever cared to read the bottom of all the posts I made on LJ, you’d notice that I never post my mood or my current music. I omit the former because I think I conveyed my mood well enough from the post itself, so posting my “current mood” is just plain redundant. The latter, however, has more of a story to it, and it’ll lead to the picture part of the post.

Long story short: I’m a single tasked person. While most people in the modern world work like Windows or Linux, I’m just plain old Dos – one task at a time, or I won’t be able to get anything done at all. For this reason, I don’t listen to music much – and when I do, I’d only listen to music and not do anything else.

Perhaps it’s also because of this one tracked mind, I don’t like to voluntarily try and listen to new songs… but when I do find one that I listen to, I’d do it over and over again until I find a new song to listen to, then I’ll forget about the old song completely and listen to the new song over and over again.

But when I started driving around, everything changed. There I am, driving between home and school for 30 to 40 minutes each trip, and the radio never played anything I liked (except from the short lived 103.1 KDL station)… so I had to dig through old songs that I abandoned and compile CDs that I can pass the time with. Over time, I also started to compile volumes that my friends would recognize, so that I’d have something to show off when I give them rides and such.

Ever since KDL (that I know and love) sold out on me and DDR is now a thing of the past, I’ve been meaning to compile a few CDs that will probably never ever change – and to make the compendium look cooler, I bought a pack of cheap CD labels to make my own CD covers, and they turn out to look great. So happy am I with it that I’m going to share the labels and the song lists here:

Bemani The Final – Speed

Dance Dance Revolution
AM-3P (AM East Mix)
Estacy (Midnight Blue Mix)
Sexy Planet (From Nonstop Megamix)
The Legend of Max
MaxX Unlimited
Max 300
Abyss (The Heavens Mix)
Paranoia Respect
Brilliant 2U (K.O.G. G3 Mix)
Paranoia Survivor Max
Dynamite Rave (B4 Za Beat Mix)
Trip Machine Survivor
Celebrate Nite (Euro Trance Style)
Gradiusic Cyber (AMD G5 Mix)
Vanity Angel
Leading Cyber
Last Message
Genome Scream
Healing Vision (Angelic Mix)
End of the Century
Lupin the 3rd ’78
Furuhata’s Theme
L’amour et la Liberte
Rhythm and Police
Cancy *
Exotic Ethnic
I Feel
Cartoon Heroes (Speedy Mix)
Paranoia Eternal
Midnite Blaze
www.Blonde.Girl (Momo Mix)
So Deep

This is about the 4th to 5th time I try to compile the speed tracks in DDR… it’s pretty much perfect, now that I finally added Maximizer into the list… and I could care less about any future versions of “Maxes” that KOA tries to pull off… not that anyone else would care, since ITG is now all the rage, it seems.

Bemani The Final – Soul

Let the Beat Hit Em
In the Heat of the Night
Aoi Shodou
Spin the Disc
True… (Radio Edit)
Ever Snow
Petit Love
Love Shine
Silent Hill (3rd Christmas Mix)
Be Rock U (1998 Burst Style)
Moonlight Shadow
Ordinary World
Stars (2nd NAOKI’s style)
Look to the Sky
Young Forever
Hyper Eurobeat
Center of the Heart
Dancing All Alone
Conga Feeling
Long Train Running
If You Can Say Goodbye
Trance De Janeiro
Bumble Bee
Kind Lady (Interlude)
Shooting Star
Let’s Groove
Secret Rendez-vous
Typical Tropical
Dam Dariram
White Lovers
Wonderland (UKS Mix)
Higher (Next Morning Mix)
Drifting Away
Pink Dinosaur
Pink Rose
Bad Girls
I Do I Do I Do

I’m crossing my fingers on this particular list – I’ve never been able to put together a good set of slower DDR songs together, mainly because the selection is limited and a lot of songs are too repetitive to listen to without the complimentary arrows. The “soul” (well, not really) theme allows me to bring out a few songs like Superstar and Na-Na, which I hope would work well into the rest of the list.

Kajiura 2005 (Unpure)

Tori no Uta (Air)
Ensei (Mai-Hime)
Aishitene Motto (Tenjo Tenge)
Nowhere (Madlax)
Snow (Kanon)
Mezame (Mai-Hime)
Bomb A Head! (Tenjo Tenge)
Fake Wings (.hack//SIGN)
Flower By The Pond (Mai-Hime)
Margaret (Madlax)
Lovely Intersection (Mai-Hime)
B.T. (.hack//SIGN)
Ai (Excel Saga)
It’s Only the Fairy Tale (Mai-Hime)
Second Flight (Onegai Twins)
To Find Your Flower (Madlax)
Chiisana Hoshi ga Oriru Toki (Mai-Hime)
Elenore (Mai-Hime)
Kimi ga Sora Datta (Ur… forgot)
Key of the Twlight (.hack//SIGN)
Shining Days (Mai-Hime)

I tried to compile an all Kajiura disc, but with just Madlax, .hack//SIGN and Mai-Hime to work with, I’m way short of materials here… not to mention a lot of Kajiura tracks don’t really play well outside of the anime context, unlike, say, Yoko Kanno’s stuff. Anyway, I threw in a lot of OPs and EDs missing from my last Anime music compendium, and a few Mai-Hime songs that were not composed by Kajiura. I think Mai-Hime made a first in that there’s actually one or two character singles that I truly enjoyed. I still want to make a pure OP/ED song disc, but unless I can find a huge database of those somewhere, it’s not going to work out… there’s too many series where I don’t have the OST or OP/ED singles, and ripping the songs from fansub episodes yields so low a quality that even the unpicky I can’t stand it…

(this is also known as a cry for help to find the songs I need…)

Mild Discomfort

White America – Eminem, of course
What is Love – Haddaway… the song itself isn’t much, but I’ve seen countless flash animations that uses this song to dipict “interesting” scenes…
This Song Title is Too Hot for LJ! – Can’t… say ^_^
Stacy’s Mom – Quite addicted to the song after seeing the real music video to it, not the AMV
Out to the Haters – Obscure title from a Newgrounds submission, feel free to ignore
MaxX Unlimited (Howard Dean Mix) – Hyahhh!!!
Dragoste Din Tei – The song behind the Numa Numa craze… the song itself is pretty addictive
The Legend of Let Them Move – Because I have a MaxX Unlimited “remix”, this is thrown in for good measure
I’m a Scat Man – No Comment
The Terrible Mr. Grimshaw – The opening of the song is weak… but the part that goes “I fucking shot him like 50 fucking times” won me over
Fuzzy Math – No Bushit!
Menya Zovut Shnur – Another obscure song linked to Newgrounds.
Banana Phone – This song drives me bananas!
Grabbag – The title song for Duke Nukem 3D… not much I can do to logically explain why this is here
Moskau, Moskau – The video is easy to find… but the song is obscure as hell. Took me a while to find this one.
Your Horoscope for Today – Been in multiple versions of this CD and has no reason to be taken out.
She Bangs feat. William Hung – because I feel like poking myself in the eye.
Bimbo No. 5 – More Wierd Al stuff.
Quake Master – The only MC Hawking song nowadays that I can withstand without skipping… although I should have put in the one about GTA.
She Blocked Me – found it from
Baby Got Back – No comment necessary
The Night Santa Went Crazy – Another Wierd Al song that I found a LONG time ago… thrown in for nostalgia
Nazi Requiem – A remix of the title BGM for the original Castle Wolfenstein 3D, featuring sound bytes from speeches that Hitler made… it’s here because it’s got Nazis in it!

This is the disc that I don’t listen to often, but once in a while I’d pull it out for kicks or use it to amuse/annoy those unfortunate enough to share a ride with me. This edition of songs started out small, but by the end I think I’m happy with my selection (and addition) of songs from all over. Please do ask about this one when you’re getting a ride from me – it’d usually make my day.

Hotel Heartbreak

Late Goodbye
Everything You Want
Kiss Me
Don’t Speak
Truly Madly Deeply
How Come, How Long
Save Tonight
One In A Million
That Don’t Impress Me
In The End
Hotel California
Falls Apart
Where the Wild Roses Grow

This is a compilation that I kept for the sake of tradition, and my lack of enthusiasm shows when you look at the small track list. This type of stuff was the only stuff I’d listen to 4, 5 years ago, but since then the list begins to condense until I have these few ones left, each of them linked to some significant part of my life and has a story to go with it. I wonder if I’ll ever have a reason to listen to this now… but eh, better to keep it around than to panic when I need it…

KDL Final Mix featuring Trance Tuesday

Protect Your Mind (Ayla Mix)
Shine (Full Vocal 12 Inch Mix)
I Still Love You
Burned With Desire (Rising Star Vocal Mix)
Come Into My World
Intuition (Markus Schulz Remix)
If You’re Not the One (Metro Mix)
Come Into My Dream (Vocal Radio Mix)
Castle In The Sky
Surrender (Mike Rizzo Mix)

I’m actually not very happy with this compilation, since it was done in a hurry. I’m not much in the mood to listen to the KDL trance/house/techno songs lately, so it’s been hard to decide which songs out of the original 2CD set to keep or drop… also in the end, I didn’t pick a significant amount of stuff from the Trance Tuesdays offerings… oh well, it may turn out well afterall.

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