Here are all the jams that MrUmlaut likes
This is a song that I enjoy a lot, by this dark, folk, progressive metal band, Agalloch. In particular, for their reference to one of the greatest films ever by Ingmar Bergman, The Seventh Seal (1957), and last but not least, to Fando y Lis (1968) by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Antonius Block: Vem är du? (who are you?) Döden (Death): Jag är Döden. (I'm Death.)
Jammed: 21st Sep 2015
by My Chemical Romance
This will probably be my last jam as I'm going to be really busy this coming week. I just want to say a massive thank you to the jam team, all my followers, and everyone I follow - this site introduced me to new music and let me get my earworms out of my head. It's been three fun years for me and I really did love this site. This song was one of the first "alternative" songs that I listened to of my own volition - one that my parents didn't introduce me to like Iron Maiden or The Cure - and it just feels right to make it my last jam. "So long and goodnight" ❤ I have made a Lets Loop and my username is IndiHatter xx
Jammed: 23rd Aug 2015
by Was (Not Was)
Have I posted anything by Was (Not Was) yet? I don't think so. It's getting difficult to keep track of which music groups I've already jammed. Trying not to repeat anyone, but that silly rule of mine about not duplicating artists is getting annoying. This is one of those bands where it's hard to pick a song of theirs I wouldn't want to add to this list of jams. Robot Girl. Out Come The Freaks. Dad I'm In Jail. Feel Better Than James Brown. Elvis' Rolls Royce featuring Leonard Cohen's amazing vocals. I love all their stuff. Some years back Walk The Dinosaur song was used for awhile as an internet meme, kinda like Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" was used to RickRoll people. Someone would tell a story in a message board or chat room and then instead of finishing the story with some satisfying ending, they'd end the story with "Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur!" ..yeah I don't get why it's funny either. Guess we had to been there.
Jammed: 29th Jul 2015
Something a little different, but not too different, some martial industrial by the band Triarii. Martial Industrial is somewhat controversial subgenre, evolving out Industrial and the like, but favouring a more Imperial and Military flavour, almost exclusively. The controversy arises from the, uh, sort of distasteful subject matter and imagery of a few bands (Nazi imagery, glorification of war, etc.) but Triarii has sidestepped this, they promote no political agenda nor use imagery designed to shock or disturb, focusing on atmosphere. Overall, Triarii makes for a pretty interesting listen, it's a little scary, a little rousing. Good Warhammer 40K music, if anything.
Jammed: 26th May 2015
by Ken Nordine
"Are We This Face?" You may not know the name or recognize his face, but his voice will be eerily familiar to you. You may swear you have heard it before but can't quite put your finger on it. That's cuz he's done commercials and movie trailers and all kinds of voice over work for over half a century. I urge you to google "word jazz" or just go to wordjazz.com and lose a lazy afternoon of your life to his deep resonant voice. I wanted to post "What Time Is It?" but couldn't find a good copy. His "Sound Museum" is also a lot of fun. "Infinite O'Clock" was on my short list for this jam, but here in The Faces In The Jazzmatazz you get a taste of what the man's about. How he is a consummate storyteller and can take your mind places you've never been. His voice is powerful and personal. Like an old friend or esteemed mentor or an unreliable narrator with a wink in his smile. In my youth I dreamed to be as good as he is at the spoken word. I'm still dreaming. Let me know what you think.
Jammed: 21st May 2015
by Thomas Dolby
If my high school life had been a cheesy sitcom like Saved By The Bell, or a film like Ferris Bueler's Day Off, this probably woulda been my theme song. I was mentally kinda all over the place. Way too much caffeine, which I drank like water. I don't remember getting much accomplished but my memories of that time in my life seem to be supercharged with way more importance than was actually there. At the time I wondered why I wasn't more popular or likeable and looking back I can see why. I was a freakin' spaz! In some ways I still am. Although nowadays if I drink one Mountain Dew I feel like I need a doctor. I have bottled water on my desk at the moment. My younger me wouldn't recognize who I am now. He'd think I'm a traitor, but at least we could both agree on Thomas Dolby. Trying to jam more in May than I have been in recent memory, and you're welcome to come along.
Jammed: 18th May 2015
by Mr. Burns & Smithers
This album is pretty awful but this one track actually could've been written by the show's writing staff. I'm still kind of reeling from the news about Harry Shearer.
Jammed: 15th May 2015
by B.B. King
A mortal legend just became immortal, so long as we remember. He kept the blues alive. Now it's up to us. Mourn if you must, but I prefer to think of a life lived as King had as a celebration. Sure he wasn't perfect, but he took the cards life dealt him and he played well. He reminds us you don't have to be perfect to be the best you that you can be. Much respect, kind sir. Mankind will treasure and preserve your legacy. The thrill is what you gave, and that is not gone from this Earth. Inside the blues, your beat goes on. Thank you.
Jammed: 15th May 2015
by The Cars
In the middle of a long working weekend. This morning I heard this song and "Ship of Fools" by World Party on the radio and these two songs helped me get through today. Gonna get some sleep and do this all over again in the morning. Yay. A good song can sometimes be just the thing to help one survive a proverbial ship of fools. I am trying to jam more songs this month than I have been all year so far. You are welcome to follow along.
Jammed: 10th May 2015
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