Tag Archives: 90s

The Genesis 2014 Remikeifications

“Can’t I just call it ‘audio restorations’ or something sane?” you’re probably wondering.  Why not be megalomaniacal about it?  I am quite awesome at it.  And one day – one day – I shall have me a tropical volcanic island lair/headquarters with the volcanic mountain carved into the shape of my head.  One day. But […]

The remikeification of Genesis shall commence…

Well, I’ve plowed my way through all of those 2007 remixed Genesis albums I talked about a while ago.  If you don’t know what I mean when I talk about Mikeification, read that post.  It’s audio editing.  Do I sense?  Not mind. Now that I’ve actually listened to all those albums in their remixed form, […]

Mikeification wins again!

I’ve babbled before about what I call “Mikeification” – which is essentially audio restoration.  I use an audio editor to modify the music I listen to so that it sounds more pleasing to my ears.  I’m not talking about mashing it up with something else, or adding dope beats.  No, primarily I take my old […]

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The Joy of Windows 98 SE (part 1)

Okay, I’m 15 years late in celebrating this operating system.  And I think I can only celebrate anything Microsoft or Windows at all because it fills a particular niche for me. This is odd for me to like Windows 98 so much, because it was Windows 95 and Windows 98 that taught me to hate […]

Song of the Day – “Anno Mundi” by Black Sabbath

Let’s get something out of the way right off the bat. If you’re a fan of classic Sab, then no doubt you’re scratching your head and saying to yourself in an outlandish mock cockney accent “Oi sure don’t wumembah dis one, gubbnah!” And to that I say “of course not!  You damned fool!  Have you […]

Song of the Day – “The Sound of the Atom Splitting” by Pet Shop Boys

What a delightful little ditty! This is about as experimental and “avant-garde” as this duo of gay dudes ever got.  And I’ve never actually written “avant-garde” before.  I had to look it up.  And now I’ve gone and used it twice in quick succession. Can you dance to this?  Would you want to?  I’m not […]

Song of the Day – “Andromeda” by Zuckerbaby

Bubblegum pop.  By a 90s band, right here where I live in Calgary.  This was actually a fairly big radio hit in Canada.  I bought the album, because, back then, two great songs from a band would make me buy the album.  The other great song from these guys is called “Heavy”. Oh, why the […]

Song of the Day – “Screwed It Up” by Limblifter

Are you a Canadian?  Are you a member of “Generation X”?  Remember all that “Generation X” ballyhoo?  Piffle. But myself being a man of 22 in the year 1996, I became quite fond of a certain number of songs which were popular at the time.  The Old MuchMusic television station was the source of a […]

Song of the Day – “Nautical Disaster” by The Tragically Hip

Ah, the Hip.  Canadian.  Contains two guys named Gord.  How could they not be Canadian? I say I don’t give a fuck about hockey, and you’ve never saw someone say THAT before. But that’s a different Trag song.  I can call these guys “The Hip” and “Trag” because they  are so familiar.  Unfortunately, that’s because […]

Song of the Day – “See You on the Other Side” – by Ozzy Osbourne

Apologies, for this version cuts out most of the guitar solo in the middle.  But you get to watch Ozzy being his wacky self.  But you have to put up with YouTube’s slow and crappy “flash video” drivel.  But it comes with a free frozen yogurt which I call “Frogurt”.  The Frogurt is also cursed.  […]

Song of the Day – “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” by R.E.M.

I’ve had this song popping into my head a lot lately.  I don’t know why that should be, because I’m not an “R.E.M. Fan”.  I do remember that this was played all over the radio back in 1994. And every time I think about this song, I think of Dan Rather. Here’s an explanation, from […]

Song of the Day – “Slow Dawn” by Smashing Pumpkins

The Smershing Pampkins are one of those bands that you either like or don’t like.  I quite like them… most of the time.  I worked with a guy who was a Smoshing Pimpkuns fanatic, and he extolled their virtues up and down and all around.  But I had known them from before, with their neato […]

Song of the Day – “Yellow Ledbetter” by Pearl Jam

So… what the fuck is this song about anyway? Here are the lyrics: Unsealed, on a porch a letter sat Then you said, ‘I wanna leave it again’ Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand And on the sand I wanna leave it again, yeah On a weekend, I wanna wish it […]

Song of the Day – “She’s Electric” by Oasis.

Alright then, lets get some things out of the way first.  Yes, this song makes me think about female androids. She’s electric, ya know. Now that we’ve settled that, there’s another issue that demands our attention. You may find this hard to believe but… Oasis are NOT The Beatles. I think this fact may only […]

Song of the Day – “Spaceman” by Biff Naked

Okay, this song isn’t one of my favorites.  I do kind of like it… from a distance.  I think I like the theme more than the music… if I twist that theme around a tad in my own way.  More on that later. Heh heh… Moron. This is today’s “Song of the Day” because I’m […]

Song of the Day – “Fall of Seraphs” by Mayhem

Link to the song, before I forget to actually talk about it again. You can always count on Mayhem to get the party jumping!  Yeah! Like KC and the Sunshine Band before them, they specialize in filling dance floors with disco dancers!  Yeah! Actually, they’re slightly darker and edgier than KC and his Krew.  Yeah. […]

Song of the Day – “Transistor” by 311

Wow!  311 is today’s date! No, it’s not actually.  I was thinking of posting about a 311 song yesterday.  So I missed by one day. Here’s a video for the song, which I’ve never seen until just now. 311 is one of those bands that you almost hate to admit to liking.  Their lyrics are […]

Song of the Day – “Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)” by The Flaming Lips

Here’s a live version… which is decent.  How many of you out there have the album “Zaireeka” from 1997?  No one? Zaireeka is an oddity.  It’s actually 4 CDs, but they’re meant to be played all at once start-to-finish.  Yep, that’s right.  The album is spread out over 4 discs, meant to be played on […]

Song of the Day – “The Wonderful Future” by Our Lady Peace

I just went hunting in Rhythmbox for a song to yap about, because the one that I heard on my way home is a little to long for a “Song of the Day” post.  That song, over 47 minutes long, is actually an entire album played live.  The band is Camel, and the album is […]

Song of the Day – “Come Back Brighter” by Reef

This YouTube link sounds pretty good.  And I feel pretty good.  I’ve got some Chef Boyardee cookin’ in the microwave, and I can eat it again without getting headaches! I also feel pretty good because I have another headache and the codeine is kicking in.  Codeine is a narcotic, as some of you may know.  […]

Song of the Day – “Another Sunday” by I Mother Earth

Ah, memories.  This song is full of em for me.  Or maybe it’s me that’s full of memories when this song is nearby. Most Canadians above a certain age have heard of I Mother Earth, and plenty of them know many of the songs from 1996’s “Scenery and Fish” off by heart.  This album came […]