Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Musical Meme Attack of Nostalgia

A very long delayed post for this meme.

Read this item on Dean's blog. It was an amusing read in terms of the comment for the songs generated from the list which can created by a search function. Below is the steps of how to do it.

Here’s the how its done:

Go to this site. Look for the search box on the left. Fill it in with the year that you graduated high school, in my case 1988. Click open the first search result – it will have a 100 songs. Now cut and paste that and comment on the songs from you heard in that year you graduated.

1. Faith, George Michael - Music video I saw and remembered was the first time
of seeing him in leather. Though the homosexual orientation of Mr. Michael was barely an issue or a question at the time since he broke off and went solo from "Wham!".
2. Need You Tonight, INXS - Just plain like it, no major points about this one.
3. Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison - Semi-catchy tune and kinda harkens the matters of memory.
4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley - Its a likeable song in that love/hate mix. Of course, it bites us back now when it gets played on Philippine Afternoon Variety Shows.
5. Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses - Got used to the shrieks and caterwauling expected at the twilight of hair/rock bands of the 80's.
6. So Emotional, Whitney Houston - Me not a fan of her songs for sure.
7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Belinda Carlisle - Lead vocal of 80's girl band "The Go-Gos" goes solo. This song is headlines her second album. Music video was directed by Diane Keaton as I recall as a bit of trivia. I may sit corrected upon verifying this.
8. Could've Been, Tiffany - See #6 for reason. Though of course as of 2002, she did filled up nicely for a nude pictorial on Playboy. She married too and the way she filled up in the chest department might make one think-scream "implants!". ;)
9. Hands To Heaven, Breathe - Never heard of this song.
10. Roll With It, Steve Winwood - See #9
11. One More Try, George Michael - See #9
12. Wishing Well, Terence Trent d'Arby - Likeable song though he's in the biz at the same time when the Milli Vanilli was on the scene and they sound alike.
13. Anything For You, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine - See #10
14. The Flame, Cheap Trick - See #9
15. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car, Billy Ocean - Good beat of a song though sounds like an invite for a long road trip.
16. Seasons Change, Expose - Slow and smooth kind of song. Too bad Exposè folded up after a couple of songs.
17. Is This Love, Whitesnake - See #9
18. Wild, Wild West, Escape Club - Trippy psychedelic video using mirror trick.
19. Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard - Another decent hair/rock band song.
20. I'll Always Love You, Taylor Dayne - See #9
21. Man In The Mirror, Michael Jackson - Mikey's song about introspection as I put it.
22. Shake Your Love, Debbie Gibson - Excessive teeny-boppyness for this one. Definitive bubblegum pop music.
23. Simply Irresistible, Robert Palmer - Who wouldn't like this song? Robert Palmer with a bevy of babes in identical makeup and outfits (short black dress and swimsuit) makes it great eye-candy along with a good song beat.
24. Hold On To The Nights, Richard Marx - See #9
25. Hungry Eyes, Eric Carnen - See #9
26. Shattered Dreams, Johnny Hates Jazz - In spite the band's name, it has a good jazzy feel in it.
27. Father Figure, George Michael - I just think there's some unspoken parental issues George has with his father or something. Talk about dysfunctional results.
28. Naught Girls (Need Love Too), Samantha Fox - See #9, though Samantha Fox was a hot-looking thing that time. She's a lesbian as I checked on her status.
29. A Groovy Kind Of Love, Phil Collins - Slow kind of song for a different sort of love.
30. Love Bites, Def Leppard - See #9
31. Endless Summer Nights, Richard Marx - See #9
32. Foolish Beat, Debbie Gibson - Its a teeny-boppy attempt towards lamenting about a tragedy or an end to relationship.
33. Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Whitney Houston - Me don't like you.
34. Angel, Aerosmith - Just started to get into listening to them ever since the band was featured in the song "Walk This Way" with Run DMC.
35. Hazy Shade Of Winter, Bangles - Good rocking beat during the chorus, fast paced song too. One of their last great songs before they faded to obscurity.
36. The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson illustrated in a music video how to sexual harass a girl. Oh and the crotch grab is there too. :)
37. Don't Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin - Optimistic morale boosting song.
38. Make Me Lose Control, Eric Carnen - See #9
39. Red Red Wine, UB40 - Good starter for reggae music. The lyrics that kinda sticks to my mind is "The line broke, the monkey get choke,
Burn bad rizla pon him little rowing boat "
40. She's Like The Wind, Patric Swayze - See #9
41. Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi - Song about describing wrong type of woman as expired pharmaceuticals. Crazy headbanging stuff.
42. Kokomo, Beach Boys - Good beach driving song.
43. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That, Elton John - See #9
44. Together Forever, Rick Astley - Fast beat of song though I generally dislike his music for some unknown reason.
45. Monkey, George Michael - Monkey on one's back song. Nuff said. No gay-bestiality theme in it for sure.
46. Devil Inside, INXS - Catchy song with that inner devil theme in it.
47. Should've Known Better, Richard Marx - See #9
48. I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love, Chicago - See #9
49. The Loco-Motion, Kylie Minogue - Kylie's own spin of a remake. Though a hottie in the later years when she took a chance in taking things into her own hands.
50. What Have I Done To Deserve This?, Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield - Like Pet Shop Boys song.
51. Make It Real, Jets - See #9
52. What's On Your Mind, Information Society - Inquiring minds kind of a song.
53. Tell It To My Heart, Taylor Dayne - Kicking furious song of confirmation of one's love. Too bad she's under one-hit wonder category as I can say. Though I recently recall 2 other songs recently.
54. Out Of The Blue, Debbie Gibson - Agh!! Another one of teeny-boppyness.
55. Don't You Want Me, Jody Watley - Seductive song, not as thumpy as "Looking For A New Love"
56. Desire, U2 - Its U2! Who wouldn't?
57. I Get Weak, Belinda Carlisle - I pretty much liked Belinda's music after listening to her first album. This one is from her second album.
58. Sign Your Name, Terence Trent d'Arby - See #9
59. I Want To Be Your Man, Roger - See #9
60. Girlfriend, Pebbles - Another girl group on the level of Exposè.
61. Dirty Diana, Michael Jackson - A windblown music video as I recall. The Dirty part in the title doesn't really paint Diana as someone slutty or something.
62. 1-2-3, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine - Catchy, jumpy song with a basic school math feel. :)
63. Mercedes Boy, Pebbles - See #60
64. Perfect World, Huey Lewis and the News - See #9
65. New Sensation, INXS
66. Catch Me (I'm Falling), Pretty Poison
67. If It Isn't Love, New Edition - See #9
68. Rocket 2 U, Jets
69. One Good Woman, Peter Cetera - See #9
70. Don't Be Cruel, Cheap Trick - See #9
71. Candle In The Wind, Elton John - See #9
72. Everything Your Heart Desires, Daryl Hall and John Oates
73. Say You Will , Foreigner - See #9
74. I Want Her, Keith Sweat - See #9
75. Pink Cadillac, Natalie Cole See #9
76. Fast Car, Tracy Chapman
77. Electric Blue, Icehouse
78. The Valley Road, Bruce Hornsby and The Range - See #9
79. Don't Be Cruel, Bobby Brown - See #9
80. Always On My Mind, Pet Shop Boys - A very memorable and liked song for me.
The music video was something else though, it was actually taking ng
81. Piano In The Dark, Brenda Russell Featuring Joe Esposito - See #9
82. When It's Love, Van Halen - See #9
83. Don't Shed A Tear, Paul Carrack - See #9
84. We'll Be Together, Sting - A Likeable Sting son.
85. I Hate Myself For Loving You, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - See #9
86. I Don't Want To Live Without You, Foreigner - See #9
87. Nite And Day, Al B. Sure - See #9
88. Don't You Know What The Night Can Do, Steve Winwood - See #9
89. One Moment In Time, Whitney Houston - Not much into her songs.
90. Can't Stay Away From You, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
- See #9
91. Kissing A Fool, George Michael - See #9
92. Cherry Bomb, John Cougar Mellancamp - See #9
93. I Still Believe, Brenda K. Starr - See #9
94. I Found Someone, Cher - See #9
95. Never Tear Us Apart, INXS - See #9
96. Valerie, Steve Windwood - See #9
97. Just Like Paradise, David Lee Roth - See #9
98. Nothin' But A Good Time, Poison - See #9
99. Wait, White Lion - See #9
100. Prove Your Love, Taylor Dayne - See #9

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Updates and Coincidences

Didn't get around for my usual post-Valentine greet and depression monologue for this year. Too wrapped up with my latest interest, file-share downloads. File-share downloads is a bandwidth intensive venture though it also presented its own share of security risks for the uninitiated. Besides being bandwidth intensive, its also time-intensive, because of the size of the files and moreso the availability of the resource host that holds the sought-after files. These PDFs downloads helped matters on procuring RPG books which are technically hard to find/buy/locate or out of print, short of doing a gamble on E-bay.

As to updates, I got a comment from Adrian Mann which is outlined here:

"I'm the guy who did the images and site at www.bisbos.com/rocketscience/tta. I'm really glad that people seem to have such fond memories for the books as I do. Anyway, I come bearing news: The TTA is being resurrected! A new publisher has bought the rights, and a new bok will be out sometime in June, followed by an RPG. The plan is to expand on and fill in the gaps from the old books."

I suspected he traced my hotlinking to one of his pics on his site. I'll remove the link to the pic as a courtesy. But anyways I did a check on his site regarding the news and huzzah!! The news on Mann's site indicated that Morrigan Press Inc. has expressed interest in reviving the Terran Trade Authority materials with a more coherent timeline and story to augment and consolidate the fluff text that's been shown in the original books. And added bonus is that its going to be made into an RPG!!! WooHoo!!! Talk about Blast From The Past is Back!!! ^_^. Projected release date would by June 2006. I hope it gets published and makes it way to Philippine shores here, even though it would be ordered as an art book item by the bookstores here. It should be a pretty book to look at. :)

As to the coincidence portion in the title of this post, this came about after browsing Morrigan Press' website to see any news regarding the TTA RPG when I noticed the old news items on their news section indicating an RPG based on the "Templar Chronicle" series of dark fantasy books. It was slated for 2005 release. I did a Google search query to locate anything regarding about it. I skimmed through the premise of the series at Templar Chronicles and it has a very familiar feel in some manner to this session that happened Feb 21, 2004. It had a similiar vibe though I would say in contention that operators of Excelsis are far more powerful with their saintly powers and the arsenal backing them up. What crazy world where art imitates life or vice versa eh?
I'll keep you readers posted regarding any new stuff. :)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Room Exhumation/Excavation

My room recently got its long delayed/awaited general cleaning since it was held off due to the presence of my uncle staying for a while. My mom was getting on my case about the piles of stuff in various parts of the room. My niece didn't help matters since she also leaves stuff about here as well.

The cleaning was a bit of a blessing of sorts since I got to find my old issues of Flashpoint from #1 to #4. I was looking for them since I wanted to follow up an idea that my niece did. She had an airbrushed shirt showing characters from her favorite anime Naruto. It was idea I was putting on the back burner since I didn't have the opportunity and funds to do it. I guess I'll be able to iron out that detail in the comming days soon.

Peripheral matters that cropped up in the week was after reading the old issues of Flashpoint, it got me thinking of getting more ideas percolating with a story or something in which the timeline has been fast-forwarded though the piece would still contain a member or two from the founding team. Some technical ideas got attached to the mix which prompted me to go about that project soon.

The other influences I was getting back into that project was my recent download acquisitions of Mutants and Masterminds 1st ed and Mecha Compendium Deluxe, both in PDF formats. Ain't the wonders of file-sharing great? Of course its a double-edged sword in matters of getting some hard to get files while making one's own PC open to outside intrusion through network savvy means.

I'll better mosey along in getting my thoughts organized and solidifying them onto files or paper since my brain is basically an idea percolator. Next time people.