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Dr. Who Theme On Tesla Coils

Posted in Doctor who, Geekery, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2010 by Geek Tv

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Pain of Salvation: Road Salt One Lim. Ed review

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by Geek Tv

I finally hold Road Salt One (or Ivory which used to be its title and I prefer to call it that) in my hands (and I like it so much that I want to eat it :P) and must say that it is a fantastic album. Road Salt is pervier than any previous works of PoS and full of soul despite the light hearted attitude it seems to have at the first listen. Then (much like Scarsick‘s Disco Queen) when you start paying REAL attention at the lyrics it all starts to sink in and take shape. You gotta turn things around to reveal their true nature 😉

It must be me but some parts of it reminded me of feelings that BE brings to me so that’s a huge compliment for the album 🙂 I must say the booklet is gorgeous.

“What she means to me”

More an intro than a song that sounds alien at first but when “No way” begins it feels like an answer to the first song 😀 No way has some fantastic lyrics and Daniel Gildenlow does amazing things with his voice in this album.

“She likes to hide” is a song that takes you back in time. It’s a mix of blues meets PoS for jamming and the melody follows you around for hours after 😀

“Sisters” is the first great big shiny diamond of the album. Not that the previous songs are bad but “Sisters” rips my soul to shreds, duct tapes me up again and then tosses me down a cliff. The piano is haunting and beautiful and it feels like a soundtrack to a very sad love story. I cried a lot when I first listened to this song. I still cry ocassionally…

“Of Dust” is the next big shiny crazy diamond. It’s kind of a chant/gospel like song(It rings a “Nauticus” bell) that has some heartbreaking lyrics. There’s also a spoken part in it which PoS considered removing and to be honest I’m very glad they didn’t. “Of Dust” is a song that’s not made for single material but comes back to haunt you when you least expect it.

“Tell me you don’t know” is another time machine song. White Stripes meet the Doors and then Join PoS in their jamming sessions to give us this light hearted song. /loves

“Sleeping Under the Stars” is the weirdest song of the album. “Wait, darling wait for that sound of electric guitars” it starts but guitars are nowhere to be heard on this song! There are some nifty alien (to rock and metal music) instruments though, like mandolin :3 This is a road dirty song that also has a melody that sticks around afterwards.

“Darkness of mine” is an on and off song starts low then rises in the chorus then goes low again and has nifty lyrics!

“Linoleum” is the known and love same song we listened on the same titled EP of 2009. Daniel’s vocals impress me more and more with each album. Linoleum, although I can’t consider it a new song is my next big shiny diamond.

“Curiosity” is the most perv song of the album. It might sound vulgar but it is obviously played with a humouristic attitude and if you’re offended by it I’m sorry but your humour sense is broken. Go buy a new one.
“You say love is divine well baby, so is mine
See, the only time I hear you take the name of the Lord, is when you’re tied to the bed with your face against the headboard
So, do you take it in vain? Then why would you take it again and again?”

“Where it hurts” is a great ballad with breathtaking lyrics and a very promising, soon to come videoclip. Another road diamond.

“Road Salt” is another song I already knew due to its participation in Melodifestivalen (Eurovision). EV is an extremely shallow contest though so songs with heart and soul rarely belong in it. Lovely diamond I relate greatly to. I think I prefer the Eurovision version but that might just be because I got used to it since March.

Finishing with “Innocence” which is a song several people found boring and uninteresting but I really love it. It’s shorter than the usual ending track of PoS but that might as well be because this album is only part one and was conceived as a double album. Maybe that’s why it felt so small in the first place.

I would like it to be a bit longer. The songs are shorter than what PoS got us used to but they don’t lack greatness 🙂

If I have one wish for the future of PoS is to keep making albums like Road salt 1 🙂

In conclusion, Road Salt contains 13 songs, 5 of which are HUGE DIAMONDS and the rest are fantastic as well. If you like Pain of Salvation and beieve that progressive music should be static then you’re a dork and shouldn’t listen to this. If you don’t mind experimentation and pushing one’s limits then you’re going to cherish Road Salt.

I belong to the second group.

RIP Ronnie James Dio

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2010 by Geek Tv

What the fuck.. 2010 has so far taken away so many people 😐

I think I just lost a piece of my heart 😦 Rest in peace Dio 😦

After initial rumours were dismissed earlier today, Metal Hammer is devastated to report that Ronnie James Dio has passed away.Metal Hammer and the world of heavy metal are in mourning after learning that the legendary Ronnie James Dio has passed away after losing his battle with stomach cancer.

In a statement from his wife and manager, Wendy Dio has said the following:

“Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m. [on Sunday] 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away.
“Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all.
“We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us.
“Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss.
“Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.”

The iconic Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Dio and Heaven & Hell vocalist will forever be held in the highest of regards by all fans of rock and metal.

Our thoughts and sincerest condolences go out to Wendy Dio, his family, his bandmates and all who were lucky enough to know a man who will always be known as one of the finest rock singers of our time and one of the most well-loved characters in the history of rock music.

“Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m. [on Sunday] 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away.“Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. “We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. “Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. “Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.”

Pain of Salvation: No Way

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by Geek Tv

Excuse the non-tv show post but I am through an obsessive Painofsalvationitis phase 😛 You can listen to another track from Road Salt One, called No way on the band’s official myspace.

The album is coming out on the 17th of May – unless you’re a lucky sod who lives in Sweden and gets it 5 days earlier- and reviews so far have been extremely promising!

TRACKLISTING ROAD SALT ONE

PAIN OF SALVATION – Road Salt One (51:24)
1. No Way (5:28)
2. She Likes To Hide (2:57)
3. Sisters (6:15)
4. Of Dust (2:32)
5. Tell Me You Don’t Know (2:42)
6. Sleeping Under The Stars (3:35)
7. Darkness Of Mine (4:17)
8. Linoleum (4:55)
9. Curiosity (3:33)
10. Where It Hurts (4:51)
11. Road Salt (3:00)
12. Innocence (7:15)

PAIN OF SALVATION – Road Salt One – Ltd. Edition (55:33)
1. What She Means To Me (0:51) *
2. No Way (extended version) (7:08) *
3. She Likes To Hide (2:57)
4. Sisters (6:15)
5. Of Dust (2:32)
6. Tell Me You Don’t Know (2:42)
7. Sleeping Under The Stars (3:35)
8. Darkness Of Mine (4:17)
9. Linoleum (4:55)
10. Curiosity (3:33)
11. Where It Hurts (4:51)
12. Road Salt (extended version) (04:38) *
13. Innocence (7:14)
* Bonus Track / Special Extended Version

True Blood Soundtrack Vol. 2

Posted in Music, True Blood with tags , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by Geek Tv

The music used on True Blood is an integral part of the show. Fans clamored for a soundtrack after season one, and now they can add to their collection with the music from season two when True Blood: Music From The HBO Original Series Volume 2 is released on May 25, 2010. The tracklist has not yet been announced.

True Blood season 2 on DVD and Blue-ray also arrives May 25.

Pain of Salvation: Sisters

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by Geek Tv

This has nothing to do with TV but this song is so haunted and heartbreaking I felt I had to share it.

When all are dizzy and happy from too much wine
I leave the party behind
To walk alone with my thoughts and this spinning mind
Through this cold night
But there she stands…

And she walks like you
And she smiles almost like you
A child of the wild just like you
Yes.

For a second I think I get a glimpse
Of the real her, behind
She’s warm and fragile
With smiles that reach to her eyes
But just this moment,
A change so sublime

If she looked me deep into my eyes
And softly asked me to
I’d be in her bed and in her flesh
And waste a life I knew

So I hold my breath and close my eyes
And focus on the wine
Let this trembling moment pass us by
So I could say goodnight

But then, an impulse
I almost touched her face
Before I pulled back my hand
And we get nervous
We laugh and she spills her wine
Both so awkward, for what’s on our mind

And she talks like you
And she smells almost like you
A child of the wild just like you
But she’s not all you
Even strives not to be you
Just like every sister would do

And perhaps it’s the want
Of you in her eyes
But I want her this one single time
Just this one time

If she looked me deep into my eyes
And softly asked me to
I’d be in her bed and in her flesh
And waste a life I knew

So I hold my breath and close my eyes
And focus on the wine
Let this trembling moment pass us by
So I could say goodnight

If I’d looked into her eyes
And softly asked her to
She would give herself and give her flesh
And waste a life she knew

So we hold our breath, and close our eyes
And take a sip of wine
But this thirst has emptied every glass
And we should say goodnight

God, help me say goodnight.

I still have yet to see the moment when Daniel Gildenlow writes a mediocre song 😛 And I love Fredrik’s piano ♥

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