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Saturday, March 13, 2010

The happy music megalist experiment

In a time when the most songs are sad/depressing/kinda slowish, I've decided to conduct a list of songs that are in happy its nature.

What qualifies this list I want to make?
1. The tone of the song, is the tone happy?
2. Lyrics, they can't be about loss, anger, suicide or other depressing themes
3. No upbeat teenage angst songs (even though Avril Lavinge's "Girlfriend" sounds like a happy song, they lyrics wouldn't qualify)
4. The most metal riffs I know of sound pretty angry and agressive, I'm not saying that metal isn't allowed, but I've never heard of "happy" metal songs
5. Does not have to involve love, even though love is accepted.

I'm starting my list with a few songs I find are quite happy.
  • Animal Collective - Who could Win a Rabbit
  • Autograph - Turn up the radio
  • Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet
  • Beatles - Most of their songs, I'd like to highlight "Eight days a week" and "Paperback writer"
  • Billy Idol - Mony Mony
  • Bloodhound gang - Ralph Wiggum
  • Bob Marley - Many of his songs, higlighting "Three little birds" and "Is this love"
  • Bob Dylan - I want you
  • Boston - More than a feeling, Don't Look Back, Peace of Mind
  • Bowling for soup - I'm gay
  • Bruce Springsteen - Blinded by the lights, Dancing in the dark
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the corner
  • Dan Deacon - Wham city
  • David Lee Roth - California Girls
  • Devin Townsend - Sunshine and happiness
  • Dispatch - The General, Bang Bang
  • Don McLean - American Pie
  • Doobie Brothers - Listen to the music
  • Eric Johnson- Cliffs of Dover
  • Fairport Convention - Come all ye
  • Fleet Foxes - Drops in the River
  • Fleetwood Mac - Don't stop
  • The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
  • Gomez - See the world
  • Guns n' Roses - Nightrain, Paradise City
  • Guthrie Govan - Rhode island shred
  • James Brown - I feel good
  • Joe Satriani - Summer song, Always with me always with you
  • Journey - Anyway you want it
  • K.C and The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
  • Led Zeppelin - D'yer Maker, Celebration Day
  • Lesley Gore - Sunshine and Lollipops
  • Nena - 99 Red Balloons (exception)
  • Ok go- This too shall pass, Do what you want
  • Panic! at the disco - That green Gentleman
  • Paulo Nutini - New shoes on
  • Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
  • Queen - Lazing On a Sunday Afternoon
  • Raconteurs (The) - Yellow sun
  • Reef - Summer's in bloom
  • Rush - A passage to Bankok, YYZ, Time Stand Still
  • Tunng - Santiago
  • Sublime - What I Got
  • Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger, Breakfast in America
  • Todd Rungren - I Saw The Light
  • Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
  • Weezer - Island in the sun, If you're wondering if I want you too
  • [I'd like to rule out all Calypso and Soca because 99% of all those songs are happy]
I'll start with those songs, which I find are generally happy.

Please, comment with suggestions on songs I could add to this list.

Thanks for reading :)

As a comment person says, there's a website who lists happy songs.
But this list shall be bigger, better, happier and jollyer than that one.
5:05 pm - 27 comments - 15 Kudos
Sunday, November 01, 2009

Blue Oyster Cult vs Winnie the Pooh

It has come to my attention that Winnie the Pooh and Blue Oyster Cult must have the same writing style.

Listen to this, the main chorus is what you should focus on.

Then listen to the intro of Blue Oyster Cult's Burnin' For you

It may be a small portion, but my mind is still blown
2:08 am - 8 comments - 3 Kudos
Saturday, July 04, 2009

My opinions on Youtube.

It has come to my attention that Youtube sucks.

And here are my reasons:
- Users, almost every single video has lots of idiotic comments bashing the person who made the video, usually there's alot of positive comments, but some people just bash away. It's mostly trolls and fanboys/fangirls who bashes people on their opinions, calling them gay, having no lives, being virgins etc.
They are ruining the community.

- Some videos can't be viewed in my country, and it's probably the same for many many many other countries. You click a link to a video which is supposed to be good, then it's not available. It's not fun seeing people commenting on how good that video was, and you can't watch it yourself.

- Youtube has started deleting videos, covers, of people's videos.
Someone on UG claimed to have had many profile views on his account, his videos were watched, but then he had a cover of some sort, and because of that cover the account and all the videos got deleted. It isn't that fun to hear about.

-  Along with deleting videos, youtube has now also started silencing videos.
This is also not good. It has happened many times, some record company complains on Youtube that their music is being featured without them having any kind of gain, if that is correct, they are actually telling people not to hear their music without actually paying to listen to it, AKA buying it.
You click on a video and it's muted, not fun.

- Youtube jumped the shark when Google bought it. Features like being able to watch it in HD came, of course is acceptable, but the bigger the community, the bigger the amount of idiots are.
The toplists consists mostly of videos that probably aren't that funny as they are claimed to be. The toplists of music consists more and more of pop music etc.

- I heard somewhere that Youtube is now considering making people pay to upload, I don't remember where I heard it, but this wouldn't be that good. This may not be the truth, but it will be a sad day if it actually it.

Youtube sucks today in the Community, in the videos, with the more copyrighted stuff, and that it's now owned by Google.

But why do I use it?
Just like MSN, everyone uses it. It's the biggest, which means it's easier to find what you're looking for.
It's easier to find a person who uses MSN than a person who uses.. Let's say AOL here in Sweden.
Same for Youtube, many people use it, there's a bigger chance of a video being out there that you would enjoy.

One thing I like with the new Youtube is that there's now a "Recommended for you" section for the users, that's quite neat.

There are many other websites that host videos, like Daily Motion and Megavideo, but there are flaws there, too. Megavideo has the annoying timelimit and Daily Motion seems a bit slow to me sometimes.
These are just my opinions, don't hate on me for what I believe.

9:29 pm - 21 comments - 16 Kudos
Saturday, June 06, 2009

Is it your birthday today?!

Is it your birthday today?!

Did you make a thread about it?

Well, first of all, congratulations (Insert name here) on your (Insert number here) birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy all the gifts you get both on UG and in real life, if you get any.

First off, I got you a tophat,

A monocle,

Note: If you don't have a suit you are not eligible to wear the monocle and the tophat, please, invest in a suit before you use the forementioned presents

Aaaaand, I got you a delicious Mocha Cake

Sincerely, William.

PS, If it's not your birthday, please, ignore all that's been written and go back to your normal lurking of The Pit, and come back when it's your birthday.
8:29 am - 32 comments - 13 Kudos
Sunday, May 31, 2009

The answer!

In ages, my friends, people have dwelled on a question, people have thought about it but haven't come to a conclusion.


I have found the answer.

The answer to all your questions.

The answer to what is real and what is not.

The answer to THE ultimate question.

If you're one of the people who hasn't asked the question and does not know what the hell I'm talking about, the question is...

What is Hardcore dancing?

Well... Today I've found the answer.

Are you ready?

Because I am.

2:20 pm - 3 comments - 3 Kudos
Saturday, April 18, 2009

Is it just me?

It it just me or has Guitar hero brought back more people who like rock?

Guitar hero was good until Guitar Hero Legends came.

Yahtzee Croshaw said that the name in Guitar Hero Legends is wrong.
Only Slash is like a legend on the front pack. Tom Morello is featured, but I don't know if he counts as a legend.

And with Guitar hero 3 came TTAF. And that song was just plain wrong due to that people think it's now the best song ever. I wonder if in a few years, a popular guitarist comes around and says something in the lines of:
"Guitar hero introduced me to playing guitar/listening to rock.".

They will come, trust me.

One day in the future. And that day, would rock be considered lost or saved? I don't know.

I want to get better at playing guitar. I wouldn't mind being quite a good guitarrist. All I want at the moment is speed. I don't really know what else to practise. I can learn more scales outside the Pentatonic scales. And I need to learn more Theory.
The internet is the best resource, at the moment, I guess.
6:01 pm - 3 comments - 2 Kudos
Thursday, April 02, 2009

My first blog-post

Current mood: accomplished

So yeah, my name is William and I live in Northern Sweden.

The main reason I joined the Ultimate guitar-community was because of the pit.

I'm an aspiring musician seeking a band. But before I join any band I want to learn how to play guitar and not sound like a rake.

The first time I touched a guitar was a few years ago, I learned the ground and basic open chords. I went over to drumming for a while and then last fall I picked up guitarring. I've learnt alot since last fall.

I'm currently not really learning anything, I'm seeking a guitarteacher.

I've written many inaccomplished songs. I have some lyrics, and I have some riffs/solos written. But I can't just get it together.

I'd post some of my guitarwork as an MP3 if I feel like it.

I'll try to keep this blog updated quite alot.

About my progress and stuff.

Thanks if you actually took your time to read this
4:29 pm - 2 comments - 1 Kudos