The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist — 50 Best Road Trip Songs | The Jetpacker No road trip is complete without a playlist of songs that capture the spirit of traveling on the open road. So we’ve compiled a list of the 50 best road trip songs . In order to make this be-all end-all totally definitive list that all other lists look up to, the songs had to meet the following criteria: a.) encompass the excitement and freedom of road tripping b.) make the time pass faster c.) keep you awake without the assistance of questionably legal pills named “No Doze” d.) contain lyrics so singable that you’ll legitimately consider trying out for the next “American Idol” e.) keep you distracted long enough to make you forget you need to pee (which subsequently means stopping at a heinous rest stop where the bathroom stalls are tagged with death threats and truckers hit on you) f.) drown out the sound of your annoying friend who complains about a developing deep vein thrombosis from being crammed in the backseat (tough it up!) 50. Tags: Music
Playlist - The Perfect House Party Playlist: Pre-Drunk Rock To Hip Hop The name pretty much says it all. If you have a house party, this is perfect. You start the list around 9-10ish before people get any spirits in them and the party is bustling. The name pretty much says it all. It's perfect for house parties and is set for a party timeframe. Furthermore, most people will recognize the songs on the list, but it gives you some sense of taste in that you're not simply playing the modern pop songs from hip hop and rock. [-]
20 fantastic ways to find new music that you like (no Last.fm & Pandora inside) OK, everybody knows that Last.fm & Pandora are great services, but there are a lot of other tools that can help us to find new cool music. Some of them just expose daily musical goodies, others make recommendations based on your very own preferences, and others take the web interactivity ever further. Explore the best 20 ways to discover new music in a web 2.0 world. Live music discovery Wonderwheel Wonderwheel is a new tool that aims to help you find similar artists with the ones you like. Awdio My favorite method to discover new music is listening to the Awdio stream (live music stream from more than 60 clubs from all over the world – including DJ sets & parties) and when I hear a nice track, I tag it with Shazam (explained below) to find out what tune is it. Shazam Shazam gives instant satisfaction for those times when you want to know the song that is playing, learn more about the artist, buy the song immediately – or simply share your discovery with your friends. iLike The Filter Mog
Metroactive Music | Gerry Goffin Out of the Back Room: Gerry Goffin Legendary lyricist Gerry Goffin resurfaces with 'Back Room Blood' By Nicky Baxter FOR THOSE OF US who presumed that songwriter-turned-singer Gerry Goffin, now 50, had either died or disappeared from the planet, Back Room Blood (Adelphi/Genes) gives evidence of a welcome rejuvenation. Best known for his pop-making partnership and marriage to singer/songwriter Carole King (he wrote the lyrics for such hits as "Go Away Little Girl," "Oh, No, Not My Baby"), Goffin has returned with an album of his own material that roils with the kind of astringent emotionalism ordinarily reserved for brash and brutal youth. The opening track sums up Goffin's comeback. Although Back Room Blood bristles with the passion of a gonna-be 21-year-old, its maturity could only come from an individual who's been around a while. The disc is a collaborative effort from front to back. In graphic contrast to Goffin's classic pop tracks with King--think "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"
Organize Your MP3's Like a Pro This article has been updated since its original publication to reflect new software releases and updates. Multiple members of the Digital Trends’ staff contributed to this guide. You know when your MP3 files are a mess. You have albums by The Beatles, Beatles , and Betles , four copies of the same song in different bitrates, and your friends are boggled by the files in your collection with names like 593_afeerb.mp3 and grtst_Hits_TRACK1_.mp3 . It’s time to clean them up, but like the junk drawer in your kitchen, the still-packed moving boxes in your basement, or the decade’s worth of old clothes in your closet, you really don’t have the time. Fix your ID3 Tags No matter how you plan to eventually organize your MP3 collection, step one to sorting them out is cleaning up your ID3 tags. Since you don’t want to individually click through every MP3 file and fill out every painstaking detail about it, you’ll need some software tools to make the going easier. Rename Your Files
Free Music Archive Aurgasm | your favorite music you've never heard Grateful Dead discography The Grateful Dead formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1965 amid the counterculture of the 1960s. They had many musical influences, and their music evolved to a great degree over time. They made extensive use of improvisation, and are considered one of the originators of jam band music. The founding members were Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Bob Weir on guitar and vocals, Phil Lesh on bass and vocals, Bill Kreutzmann on drums, and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan on organ, harmonica, percussion, and vocals. Pigpen died in 1973, but the other four remained with the band for its entire 30-year history. Second drummer Mickey Hart was also in the band for most of that time. While they were together, from 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead released thirteen studio albums and nine contemporary live albums. In 1991, the band started releasing retrospective live albums, a practice that has continued to the present time. Studio and contemporary live albums Compilation albums Box sets