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  • My eclectic score has gone off the deep end

    6. Jul. 2007, 4:26

    Take your top 20 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 5 similar artists. The resulting number of unique artists is your eclectic score. If the score is small (extreme = 5) your musical preferences are very limited, and if it is large (larger than 80, extreme = 100), then you have an eclectic musical preference. You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/eclectic.php

    My eclectic score is currently

    96/100



    The 96 related artists for my profile are A Perfect Circle, Ali Akbar Khan, Alio Die, Atomine Elektrine, Azam Ali, Beck, Bernard Herrmann, Billy Cobham, Bing Crosby, Bob Marley, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Buena Vista Social Club, Butthole Surfers, CAKE, Camel, Cannonball Adderley, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Cisfinitum, Cream (2), Dead Can Dance, Dean Martin, Deftones, Derek and The Dominos, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Dinosaur Jr., Dream Theater, Ella Fitzgerald (2), Elvis Costello, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Eric Clapton, Explosions in the Sky, Gentle Giant, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gustaf Hildebrand, Hank Mobley, Hans Zimmer, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Herbie Hancock, Hüsker Dü, Jack or Jive, Jackie McLean, Jeff Beck Group, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, John McLaughlin, John Williams, Kammarheit, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Lee Morgan, Lisa Gerrard, Louis Armstrong, Luis Bacalov, Lycia, Mano Negra, Mike Doughty, Miles Davis (2), Mogwai, Mudhoney, Múm, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Niyaz, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pink Floyd, Rage Against the Machine, Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, Return to Forever, Sarah Vaughan, Sergent Garcia, Squeeze, Stellamara, System of a Down, Tears for Fears, Terra Sancta, The Album Leaf, The Doors, The Replacements, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Thelonious Monk, They Might Be Giants, Van der Graaf Generator, Violent Femmes, Violet Indiana, Weather Report, XTC, Yen Pox, Yes (2), Zakir Hussain, 梶芽衣子
  • SMVI Part 2: Train Roll On

    4. Jun. 2007, 5:02

    S.M.V.I.: Part 2 Train Roll On by David Besag
    I love playing this song I get this silly grin on my face like I'm 8 years old on a train looking out the end of a caboose watching life whizzing by.
    All the rhythms in this piece are taken from juggling two, three, and four balls in the air. I gave up playing music for about six months to travel around the USA and figure out what I really wanted to do. I picked up juggling hackie sacks while hitch hiking, not thinking it was just a form of music in my body and mind. The rhythms became part of my daily psyche and later wound up in my music. Juggling is a great way to learn poly-rhythms and odd beats over even beats.
  • The music I have found

    30. Mai. 2007, 0:53

    I never knew I had some of the music I have been listening to. Last.fm has helped me keep track (no pun) of, and find, music from old hard drives carried over from many different machines and OS's to my main music machine. I guess it's not hard to lose or forget some songs and artist with 160 gigs of music. I had totally forgotten Doudou Ndiaye Rose's wonderful beats, polyrhythms and chanting!
    idd
  • The darker tones of music

    28. Mai. 2007, 3:37

    I have found removing my acrylic finger nails on my right hand has given me a darker tone. I have missed this feeling in my music for some time with out realizing it. Also, working with oeln bass/viola and yperr violin has brought me back to thinking in minor keys. I miss my double bass for its right hand callous building strings and of course the textural sounds I was able to create with her. I still strongly believe I made the right decision to sell the bass for a George Lowden guitar (my best friend (the guitar that is)). For a listen to what a Lowden sounds like try Alex de Grassi (the person who gave me my second and latest lesson so far in this life) or my CD at David Besag .
  • Mainstream meter

    26. Mai. 2007, 21:21

    Last.fm-Mainstream-O-Meter result
    lopiid's top artists:
    • 1 - Frank Zappa: 19% mainstream
    • 2 - King Crimson: 0% mainstream
    • 3 - Primus: 15% mainstream
    • 4 - Sigur Rós: 50% mainstream
    • 5 - Tones on Tail: 2% mainstream
    • 6 - Tool: 49% mainstream
    • 7 - Jimi Hendrix: 51% mainstream
    • 8 - Miles Davis: 29% mainstream
    • 9 - Scorn: 1% mainstream
    • 10 - Pixies: 63% mainstream

    lopiid is 20.03 % mainstream

    mainstream.vincentahrend.com
    Last.fm-Mainstream-O-Meter result
    lopiid's top artists:
    • 1 - Frank Zappa: 19% mainstream
    • 2 - King Crimson: 0% mainstream
    • 3 - Primus: 15% mainstream
    • 4 - Sigur Rós: 50% mainstream
    • 5 - Tones on Tail: 2% mainstream
    • 6 - Tool: 49% mainstream
    • 7 - Jimi Hendrix: 51% mainstream
    • 8 - Miles Davis: 29% mainstream
    • 9 - Scorn: 1% mainstream
    • 10 - Pixies: 63% mainstream
    • 11 - Soul Coughing: 6% mainstream
    • 12 - Björk: 56% mainstream
    • 13 - Morphine: 7% mainstream
    • 14 - Vas: 0% mainstream
    • 15 - Blood Box: 0% mainstream
    • 16 - Robin Trower: 1% mainstream
    • 17 - The Sugarcubes: 5% mainstream
    • 18 - Mahavishnu Orchestra: 5% mainstream
    • 19 - The Books: 12% mainstream
    • 20 - Les Paul & Mary Ford: 0% mainstream
    • 21 - Veruca Salt: 4% mainstream
    • 22 - Roy Buchanan: 1% mainstream
    • 23 - Jeff Buckley: 35% mainstream
    • 24 - Zappa: 0% mainstream
    • 25 - John McLaughlin with Al DiMeola and Paco DeLucia: 0% mainstream
    • 26 - Water Bear: 0% mainstream
    • 27 - Vinnie Colaiuta: 0% mainstream
    • 28 - Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt: 0% mainstream
    • 29 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor: 15% mainstream
    • 30 - John McLaughlin With The One T: 0% mainstream

    lopiid is 20.03 % mainstream

    mainstream.vincentahrend.com
  • eclectic score

    26. Mai. 2007, 21:11

    Take your top 20 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 5 similar artists. The resulting number of unique artists is your eclectic score. If the score is small (extreme = 5) your musical preferences are very limited, and if it is large (larger than 80, extreme = 100), then you have an eclectic musical preference. You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/eclectic.php

    My eclectic score is currently

    87/100



    The 87 related artists for my profile are A Perfect Circle, AIR, Animal Collective, Azam Ali, Bauhaus, Beck (2), Björk, Brendan Perry, Broken Social Scene, CAKE, COIL, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Deerhoof, Deftones, Devendra Banhart, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Explosions in the Sky, Frank Zappa (2), Gentle Giant, Godflesh, Herbie Hancock, Humble Pie, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, John McLaughlin, Johnnie Ray, Johnnt Tillotson, Johnny Winter, King Crimson (2), Led Zeppelin (2), Les Claypool, Les Paul, Lisa Gerrard, Love and Rockets, Lull, Massive Attack, Mediæval Bæbes, Mike Doughty, Modest Mouse, Mogwai, Mr. Bungle, Muslimgauze, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, Oysterhead, PJ Harvey (2), Peter Murphy, Pink Floyd (3), Portishead (2), Radiohead (3), Rage Against the Machine (2), Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Return to Forever, R|A|A|N, Sigur Rós, Sonic Youth (2), Specimen, Sufjan Stevens, System of a Down, Techno Animal, Ten Years After, Teresa Brewer, Terra Sancta, The Allman Brothers Band, The Arcade Fire (2), The Beatles, The Doors, The Four Knights, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Microphones, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, The Velvet Underground, Thelonious Monk, They Might Be Giants, Tom Waits, Tool, Troum & Yen Pox, Veil of Secrecy, Weather Report, Yen Pox, Yes