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( Jul. 5th, 2010 11:09 am)
Ideally, this will be the first in a series of posts about music I like. Or it might just sit here on its own, but I think it's worth getting out there anyway.

Týr are one of my favourite bands, ever. They're from the Faroe Islands, and their songs deal largely with Norse mythology and heathenism.

For a look at what they're all about, the 2009 single, Hold the Heathen Hammer High is a good example:

YouTube videos follow... )

Týr have a combination of really good guitar - a fundamental part of metal, of course, alongside complex musical structure, which differentiates them from many of the Anglophone bands, who tend to stick to 4/4 and the expected chords, even if their playing is otherwise excellent. And they have lyrics which appeal to me, either in words when they're in English, or in sound when they're in other languages.

Týr's MySpace (actually a decent MySpace page, which is terrifying in its own right).
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The Cumbrian tourist folk have decided that Wordsworth’s poem about daffodils needed updating. Hence, they’ve repackaged it as a rap video by a giant red squirrel. You really need to see it to believe it (needs sound). While I’m thoroughly boggled by it, I have to admit that it’s damnably convincing as rap.

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( Jul. 4th, 2006 01:46 pm)

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If you ask me, this is definitely headed for being a number one hit. It’s not often I hear such a mainstream sounding song with lyrics I can completely agree with.

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( May. 16th, 2006 10:20 am)

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The dates for the Hollybank Midsummer Barbecue Extravaganza have been announced. If you haven’t let us know yet if you’re coming, go do so there.

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( May. 8th, 2006 03:11 pm)

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Is it bad when a track comes on Winamp’s shuffle, and I think “Jethro Tull… no, Thin Lizzy? Ah, Iron Maiden.”. But honestly, there are definite likenesses. Really.

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( Apr. 21st, 2006 05:15 pm)

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Pachelbel’s Canon like you’ve never heard it before. Well, ok, maybe you have - it’s not that new, but it’s still very cool.

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( Apr. 13th, 2006 02:19 pm)

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You know things have moved on a bit when you listen to Rage Against The Machine and think “Y’know, this is pretty mellow.”

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( Sep. 30th, 2005 09:20 am)
Yesterday, courtesy of a birthday gift from [livejournal.com profile] niallm, I took possession of two CDs and a novel. The CDs got MP3'd immediately, and listened to through the day, as music from Tangerine Dream and The Future Sound of London goes well with coding. However, this morning, listening to them again on Meeces as I walked across to Lansdowne Road, I decided that ambient was made for walking and MP3 players. I shall be seeking more of this stuff.
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( Sep. 30th, 2005 08:20 am)

Originally published at Now Is A Long Time Too. You can comment here or there.

Yesterday, courtesy of a birthday gift from , I took possession of two CDs and a novel. The CDs got MP3′d immediately, and listened to through the day, as music from Tangerine Dream and The Future Sound of London goes well with coding. However, this morning, listening to them again on Meeces as I walked across to Lansdowne Road, I decided that ambient was made for walking and MP3 players. I shall be seeking more of this stuff.

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( Jul. 17th, 2005 11:50 am)
There seems to be no hangover. I woke up at ten, reasonably refreshed, lay reading for a while, showered, and had a solid breakfast. I'm not feeling like doing anything strenuous, but I'm not dead either. This is an improvement on the ordinary post-late-night situation.

Fibbers last night was in some ways strange. There was a definite feeling of being 20 again, and there were an awful lot of the same faces around - some of them have to be younger siblings, though, as they haven't aged at all. The music was different in content if not in tone and there was no smoke - though there was a godawful stink from somewhere in the downstairs area. I think I must have spent the best end of an hour on the dancefloor, and my neck is telling me a bit about it.

There was one point, with the floor about half capacity, when Europe's Final Countdown came on. I turned to see who else was on the floor, discovered three other long-haired and/or bearded guys doing the same thing - so that we had formed a spontaneous circle. We all looked at each other, grinned - and proceeded to headbang through the entire thing. One guy was grinning maniacally throughout; you could see his teeth glowing in the UV light each his head swung up. Green Day and System of a Down were additional opportunities to hurt myself, although things stayed just short of a full mosh.

Aside from the beer garden, which was full, they had opened up part of the car park behind, with one or two security guys to stop people from wandering too far away. It was quieter out there, you could breathe a bit, and have conversations. LJ saturation was at its usual level, and I had meandering conversations with [livejournal.com profile] mr_wombat, [livejournal.com profile] pardina, [livejournal.com profile] tobinjt, [livejournal.com profile] yrthilian, [livejournal.com profile] darskyl, and one other guy who I know from Redbrick, but whose LJ username I'm having trouble finding. [livejournal.com profile] eng_monkey was lurking somewhere, too, as were various other folks. I spoke to various people about various books; if I said I'd lend you something, remind me and we'll make arrangements for a handover.

[livejournal.com profile] mr_wombat, [livejournal.com profile] olethros and I walked most of the way home before we got a taxi. Navigating the streets of Dublin to avoid nightclubs at three in the morning is an interesting route.
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( Jul. 17th, 2005 03:44 am)
In the morning, my neck, and possibly portions of my upper back, are going to hate me. I don't remember being able to keep going for half hour stretches when I was 20, though, so clearly there're some advantages to the aging process.
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GIP

( Jul. 2nd, 2005 07:55 pm)
Gratuitous Icon post to show off my new Nightwish icon, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] bluebird_icons. To be used along with my equally new System of A Down icon for posts about music and such.
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( Jul. 2nd, 2005 07:01 pm)
Who let Jonathon Ross say "Duran Duran" on air?
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( Jul. 2nd, 2005 04:20 pm)
Michael Stipe seems to be getting in touch with his Celtic heritage. Is that woad?
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( Jul. 2nd, 2005 03:21 pm)
[livejournal.com profile] inannajones and I are intending to spend a good chunk of the day in front of the Live 8 concert being broadcast from Hyde Park in London. We've also got laptops here, so expect a fair bit of posting.

One of the major parts of Live 8 is the petition. Sign Here.

I'd like Live 8 to make a difference, and it's having the effect it's supposed to here at least - I'm thinking about the issues it's raising, poverty and global economies. There are some rumblings going on in the back of my head about the notion of anti-globalisation movement, which strikes me as a set of concepts that isn't going anywhere. I'd like to know what it's about before I dismiss it altogether. So tell me about it, please?

Good grief, Bill Gates just walked on stage...
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( Mar. 6th, 2000 11:54 am)
[archive entry; from diaryland]

Ugh.
I've been home all day, not in work. Sore throat, sore head, dizzy when I stand up. But I wrote a second chapter of Other Dublin, and played more Civ. Kicked Chinese and Viking butt. Damn Jamaaicans're gonna stomp all over me in the late game, though - the chart is the rest of us at about ten degrees out of the horizontal, and the Jamaicans at about forty-five. Fun.

Nina says it was really hot outside, blazing sunshine. I barely registered the sunshine, to be honest - too focussed on the screen.

Got the Official Letter of Job OfferingTMfrom Kerna. 19K, as Junior Networking Engineer or somesuch. Unless I get a ridiculously good offer from elsewhere, I'll be going there. I was supposed to interview for Critical Path today, but it's been put off until Wednesday lunchtime. I MP3'd Welcome to Earthlast night. Really must remember to get the rest of the MP3s off my work machine and onto dogma or somewhere else safe like that.

If there's enough between layoff money and share options, I might stretch to a new computer - so that there's one for each of us in the house. I'm trying to make up my mind whether I want another desktop or a laptop. I'm notgetting a Vaio or anything - too small a keyboard.

And then there's the need for extra hardware for this box - the CD drive is on the verge of falling over, and we could really do with a modem that's not a Winmodem. So we can finally put a Linux on it.

My head is too full of Other Dublinstuff to think clearly about anything else, but Nina says that if I want to read that history book, I gotta do it tonight, as it goers back tomorrow. Such hardship...
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( Mar. 5th, 2000 12:00 pm)
[archive entry; from diaryland]

It's sunny outside, and even though I'm sure it's chilly out there, I'd like to be there. But I have a cold, third or fourth this winter, and so I'm stuck inside. I've been tinkering with HTML for these pages and for my own, and answering some old email, and deleting more.

There's also a bizarre routing thing preventing me from getting directly to dogma, unless I go via magmom in London. Most odd. I'm starting to like ssh more than telnet - it seems cleaner or something.

I'd love to know WHY I've gotten so many colds this year. Used to be I got one, if that, every winter. I blame the central heating, cos that's the main difference between here and homehome - we have it here.

I'm listening to the Apoptygma Berzerk CD that Dee won last night, and will go on to the sampler I won in a bit. The Dominion Crew weren't too impressed with the sampler, so I'm leaving that 'til last. Welcome to Earthis cool, though.

I wrote the first section of the first story for Other Dublinthis morning, and I might write the next if I'm bored. This series features a spooky kid, literally, called Leery. I want to develop the technomage concpet too, before anyone else gets thier hands on it.

I want a new 'puter game. I finished Torment a few days ago, and could, I suppose, play again. And I do have a demo of Age of Wonders, which I haven't defeated yet, and I have yet to even start on Brood Wars. Civ just doesn't cut it... anyone who wants to take me on in an email game of CTP, drop me a line, please :) But yeah, I want Neverwinter Nights, like now.

Ah well. Brood Wars will do.
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