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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Operation DROP DISC, is now in effect.

George, made this impassioned plea last week for us Canadian's to rip a CD of our favourite music with a playlist and leave it places for other Canadian's to pick up, take it home and listen to it. Then they would leave that CD some place else but create one of their own....

Well we here at Stroumboulopouli, decided that ethically and morally we were unclear of the ramifications of that choice but we wanted to present a playlist or two from us....

So without further adieu.

This is Janna's playlist... We also have a group combined one at the bottom

1. In Bloom- Nirvana

2. Believe- Newsboys

3. Rental Car-Beck

4. Universe- Sarah Slean

5. Elsewhere- Sarah McLachan

6. Just -Radiohead

7. LA Song-Christian Kane

8. Key-Devics

9. Rocket Man- Elton John

10. Whipping Boy-Ben Harper

11. Keep It Down- Kelis

12. Local God- Everclear

13. Golden-FallOutBoy

14. Love Addict- Family Force 5

15. Limp-Fiona Apple

16. 6 Underground- Sneaker Pimps

17. Over My Head- Furslide

18. Red Flag- Billy Talent

19. Tripping- Robbie Williams

20. Everybody Got Their Something -Nikka Costa

Barbara -I would like to add I would make a disc and drop it somewhere but how would that person picking it up know it's virus free? Not that I would add a virus... but who is to say that can't happen? Just a thought.

I added 4 songs to the group playlist. No harm could come of it if you buy those songs. I added the album names and links to help you in your search.

Here are some links I like for music and music info. Will & Bens Record Room, Maple Music and CBCRadio3

If you go on itunes and check out Celebrity Playlists you will find on page 4, George Stroumboulopoulos' playlist choices... You can find George sandwiched between George Lopez and Glass Tiger and no those aren't his musical choices. His choices (in 2005) included The Clash, Bob Dylan and Kathleen Edwards.


Steph A. - Anyone who knows me in the three-dimensional world knows that I LOVE music. I have many cd’s…if you are up on your Roman Numerals, think “M” and add a few! I still enjoy buying music the "old-fashioned" way….browsing the racks, looking at the cover art and when I buy the cd, reading the liner notes from beginning to end. To me, music is a very personal thing, as we each draw from it what we need at any particular moment. I like songs that tell a good story and in many ways, I think sad songs are the best songs. My list of old and new is as follows:

Prayer to St. Peter – Edwin McCain

Where Angels Sing – Meatloaf

Close Call - Under the Blacklight

Mama’s Arms – Joshua Kadison

Windowsill – Arcade Fire

Friend to a Stranger - Emmerson Hart

Devil You Know - Pinback

Godspeed – Shaye

Black Betty – Ram Jam

Unguided - The New Pornographers

(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding


Jenuine's Playlist goes.
Let's just say, I have a large eclectic taste for music. I have some strong feelings towards many, a mild liking for others, and an opposition to some.
Often, I wildly enjoy anything that evokes movement out of me, such as toe tapping, head banging, surface drumming, and occassional air guitar riffs. I love cranking the tunes as inspiration for artwork or domestic chores, although at times, I find it blissfull to shut my eyes alone in the dark, picking out specific instruments or lyrics.
It's amazing how a song or band can take you back to memories past, both good & bad, and bring out emotions that went with those times. Having said that, I'm a HUGE fan of new music & totally enjoy discovering new artists.
So, in no particular order, here are a few:

1. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
2. A Penny More - Skydiggers
Run to the Hills - Judas Priest
4. You Make Me Feel So Young - Tim Tamishiro
5. Passage into Midnight - Omar (instrumental)
6. Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
7. Blackened Waters - Black Label Society
8. Pathetique -Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op. 74)
9. Used to Get High - John Butler Trio
10. All the Things I Wasn't - Grapes of Wrath
11. True Colors - Tuck & Patti
12. Sweet Strabane - Irish Rovers
13. You're No Good - Linda Rondstat
14. Find the Cost of Freedom - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
15. Just a Gigalo - David Lee Roth


Mich's turn... First off, music is a huge part of my life, it's everywhere and fits in everything I do. I think exposing people to new music and new performers is a fantastic idea and something everyone should do. That said... Operation Disc Drop has me conflicted. I think it's a great idea, because it does expose people to new music and hopefully gets them out of their comfort zone. The part that I'm conflicted about is the legal/moral/ethical issue I see with distributing copyrighted music without permission. For years, I've been a strong advocate against illegally sharing and downloading music, which is a very unpopular stance. My view started to change when I saw the BNL interview on The Hour, where they were talking about copyright restrictions and such. If the artists are okay with it, then who am I to be against it? But then I think of my own work and how much it would bother me if people were using it, unauthorised and not paying for it. But then I hear about Radiohead launching their latest album online as a "pay as you wish" album. Where does that take things? For as long as I can remember, it's been all about protecting copyright and protecting the artists and the livelihood of the everyone involved in the process. With the grayness of the laws, and the diverse stance on the moral and ethical stance on freesharing music, I don't know where I stand, so for now I remain conflicted.

But I do have a playlist to share (though honestly, it's hard to pick just a few, because what I like is so dependent on my mood) :

Violet Light - Raised by Swans

The Past is Never Past - Andrea Revel

Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies

Son of a Bitch to the Core - The Headstones

London Calling - The Clash

The Girl in the Other Room - Diana Krall

The Wonder - Royal Wood

Breakthrough - Rhea's Obsession

Ragged Ass Road - Tom Cochrane

Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits


Group Playlist

1. Bang The Doldrums- FallOutBoy- Janna

2. Always- Newsboys- Janna

3. Where's Your Head At?- Basement Jaxx- Janna

4. Sleep- Riley Armstrong- Janna

5. Feeling Good - Nina Simone -(I Put A Spell On You) - BW

6. Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night - (The Best Of Three Dog Night) - BW

7. Deux Fois La Meme Histoire - Eric Lapointe -(Invitez les Vautours ) - B

8. Striptease - Hawksley Workman - (Last Night We Were- The Delicious Wolves) - BW

9. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin (SA)

10. Down by the River - Neil Young (SA)

11. Unloved - Jann Arden (SA)

12. Forever Young - Youth Group (SA)

13. A Sunday Kind of Love - Etta James - Jenuine

14. Drop Kick Queen of the Weekend - The Dudes - Jenuine

15. Everybody's Free to Wear Sunglasses - Baz Luhrmann - Jenuine

16. Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos - Jenuine

17. Once - Royal Wood

18. Turn up the Dark - Stirling

19. Hockey Skates - Kathleen Edward

20. Castles in the Sky - Philosopher Kings


Anonymous said...

re: worrying about a virus...simple solution, dont listen to the music on your computer, put it on a "stereo" people still own these? ;)

Anonymous said...

Quick question is Mick supposed to be Mich or is there a new writer around here?

I think this is a really good idea. I agree with anon. Don't put it on your computer. Listen to it in your car or on your dvd player. This is a new and original way to get music out there. People just might get exposed to music they might otherwise never listen to. If they are anything like me they will go out and buy the song/album in whatever form they prefer. As I see it this is totally different from illegal downloading and I'm pretty sure George et al. would have considered the moral/legal/ethical ramifications of all of this before the idea was made public.

Anonymous said...

sorry - that second anon was me


Anonymous said...

Wow you guys had some great music.

David Lee Roth(tho I prefer Van Halen),
Nirvana(love Heart-Shaped Box by them),
Led Zeppelin(I love The Rain Song, its such a beautiful song), Meatloaf(who doesnt love Meatloaf),
The Clash(cause you know, its The Clash!!!).

If I had any cds to burn Id make one but I dont which is too bad because I love Getting ppl interested in new bands.

Kyle said...
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Kyle said...

A little off topic...but not really...

A friend of mine was just saying a little while ago that she would like to do this with the zeitgeist movie. Go peep it out if you haven't. It's free to dl or watch.

8:49 AM, November 22, 2007

Anonymous said...

Janna, Thanks for sharing The music of the 'Newsboys'.... Gospel Rock, ROCKS!

Anonymous said...

The more things change, the more they stay the same. People used to make and share mix tapes all the time too, with nary an artist upset over not getting their three pennies. Granted this will ushroom, but by having a public forum call us forth to share CD's with total strangers, it's not only an option, but an inherently built-in understanding that for basic computer safety these are to be played on a stereos... thereby organically eliminating the copywrite issues mass media copying problems bring up. Just like mix tapes did back in the day by sheer virtue of being tapes.

Steph A. said...

Another sign of the times...

I was out shopping yesterday and noticed that a local audio equipment store will be closing their doors for the last time on November 30th. According to the shop owner, the closure of his business (after twenty years) is as a direct result of the "new way people are buying music".

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