Every band and musical artist Darktremor likes

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  1. This is the most pointless list I've ever made. So pointless, in fact, that I decided it merits it's own section, which I shall descriptively title "pointless music lists." This is made entirely for my own amusement, and probably missing a large number:
  2. Abstract hip-hop and acid jazz/Nu-Jazz
  3. 9 Lazy 9
  4. Amon Tobin (also Jungle)
  5. Bonobo
  6. Cinematic Orchestra
  7. Coldcut
  8. Cut Chemist
  9. DJ Food
  10. Funki Porcini
  11. Jaga Jazzist
  12. Kid Koala
  13. Liquid Soul
  14. Loka
  15. Medeski, Martin, & Wood
  16. Mr Scruff
  17. Pushmipulyu (also ambient psy)
  18. The Brand New Heavies
  19. St. Germain (also house)
  20. Ambient, ambient dance, and ambient psy
  21. A Produce
  22. A Small, Good Thing
  23. Aglaia
  24. Aphex Twin (also IDM)
  25. Brian Eno
  26. Biosphere
  27. Chihei Hatakeyama
  28. Gas (aka Reinhard Voigt)
  29. Global Communication
  30. Marc Leclair
  31. Markus Guetner
  32. Mimesis
  33. Orange Crush
  34. Pushmipulyu
  35. Robert Rich
  36. Shpongle
  37. Steve Roach
  38. Taylor Deupree
  39. The Future Sound of London (also trance)
  40. The Orb (also Miscellaneous electronic)
  41. Tim Hecker
  42. Thomas Köner
  43. Vir Unis
  44. Xerxes
  45. Blues and Desert Blues/Mali Blues
  46. Ali Farka Toure
  47. Howlin Wolf
  48. Muddy Waters
  49. Ry Cooder
  50. Tinariwen
  51. "Chillout"
  52. Air
  53. Kruder & Dorfmeister (also jungle)
  54. Pathaan
  55. Royksopp
  56. Skylab
  57. Woob
  58. Zero 7
  59. Classic Rock, Classic experimental rock, and Krautrock
  60. Bob Dylan
  61. Can
  62. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
  63. Faust
  64. Frank Zappa
  65. Neu!
  66. Nico
  67. Pink Floyd
  68. Pere Ubu
  69. Popul Vuh
  70. Rip, Rig, & Panic
  71. The Pop Group
  72. The Residents
  73. The Velvet Underground
  74. Classical and Minimalist classical
  75. Claude Debussy
  76. Dmitri Shostakovich
  77. Igor Stravinsky
  78. John Cage
  79. La Monte Young
  80. Maurice Ravel
  81. Philip Glass
  82. Steve Reich
  83. Terry Riley
  84. Comedy
  85. Brian Regan
  86. Dane Cook
  87. Dave Chapelle
  88. George Carlin
  89. Mitch Hedburg
  90. Richard Pryor
  91. Robin Williams
  92. Stephen Colbert
  93. Dub and Dubstep
  94. Basic Channel (also techno)
  95. Burial
  96. Lee "Scratch" Perry
  97. Electro (and electro-house)
  98. Ada (also house and microhouse)
  99. Alter Ego (also techno)
  100. Basteroid
  101. Booka Shade
  102. Drexciya
  103. Daft Punk (also house)
  104. DJ T
  105. Felix da Housecat (also house)
  106. Fischerspooner
  107. Ivan Smagghe (also tech-house, which gets no section)
  108. Jedi Knights
  109. Kraftwerk (Also techno)
  110. Rex the Dog
  111. Vitalic
  112. Experimental
  113. Glenn Branca
  114. Hellothisisalex
  115. Karlheinz Stockhausen
  116. Kit Clayton
  117. Morton Subotnick
  118. Murcof
  119. Ooioo (also indie electronic)
  120. Oval
  121. Stillupsteypa
  122. Vladislav Delay
  123. World's End Girlfriend
  124. Hardcore and Happy Hardcore
  125. Breeze
  126. Brisk
  127. Dune
  128. Fade
  129. Hixxy
  130. Scott Brown
  131. Styles
  132. Hip-hop
  133. cLOUDDEAD
  134. Common
  135. Deep Puddle Dynamics
  136. Deltron 3030
  137. DJ Screw
  138. Madvillain
  139. MF Doom
  140. MIA
  141. Outkast (I know this isn't actually abstract hip-hop, but this is the closest category for it)
  142. Subtle
  143. Why?
  144. House (and deep house)
  145. Ada (also microhouse and electro)
  146. Armand Van Helden
  147. Arthur Russell
  148. Atjazz
  149. Blue Six
  150. Cassius
  151. Daft Punk (aka Thomas Bagalter aka Stardust) (also electro)
  152. Fatboy Slim
  153. Felix Da Housecat
  154. Frankie Knuckles
  155. Groove Armada
  156. Jamiroquai
  157. Junior Jack
  158. Junior Senior
  159. Justus Kohncke (also microhouse)
  160. Marshall Jefferson
  161. Miguel Migs
  162. Moodymann
  163. Mr. Fingers
  164. Mu
  165. Mylo
  166. Sander Kleinenberg (also progressive)
  167. Soulwax
  168. St. Germain
  169. Terry Lee Brown Jr.
  170. Tim Deluxe
  171. Todd Edwards (also microhouse)
  172. IDM
  173. ?-ziq
  174. Aphex Twin (also ambient)
  175. Autechre
  176. Boards of Canada
  177. Fennesz
  178. LFO
  179. Squarepusher
  180. Ulrich Schnauss
  181. Indierock/Indiepop and Post-Rock
  182. !!!
  183. Animal Collective
  184. Architecture in Helsinki
  185. Battles
  186. Bearsuit
  187. Belle & Sebastian
  188. Bon Iver
  189. Broken Social Scene
  190. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
  191. Cut Copy
  192. Danielson
  193. Franz Ferdinand
  194. Godspeed You Black Emperor!
  195. Interpol
  196. LCD Soundsystem
  197. Mogwai
  198. My Morning Jacket
  199. No Age
  200. Panda Bear
  201. Pavement
  202. Radiohead (also indie electronic)
  203. Ride (also shoegaze)
  204. Scott Walker
  205. Sigur Ros
  206. Sonic Youth
  207. Stereolab
  208. Sufjan Stevens
  209. Sun Kil Moon
  210. Super Furry Animals
  211. The Arcade Fire
  212. The Books
  213. The Fiery Furnaces
  214. The New Pornographers
  215. The Stars
  216. Tortoise
  217. Tullycraft
  218. White Stripes
  219. Wolf Parade
  220. Indie Electronic
  221. Broadcast
  222. Caribou
  223. m83
  224. Notwist
  225. Ooioo (also experimental)
  226. Radiohead (also Indierock/Indiepop and Post-Rock)
  227. The Knife
  228. Jazz
  229. Albert Ayler
  230. Art Blakey
  231. Bill Evans
  232. Bud Powell
  233. Cannonball Adderley
  234. Carla Bley
  235. Cecil Taylor
  236. Charles Mingus
  237. Charlie Parker
  238. Dave Brubeck
  239. Dizzy Gillespie
  240. Don Cherry
  241. Herbie Hancock
  242. John Coltrane
  243. Lennie Tristano
  244. Miles Davis
  245. Ornette Coleman
  246. Paul Haines
  247. Paul Motian
  248. Sonny Rollins
  249. Stan Getz
  250. Sun Ra
  251. The Art Ensemble of Chicago
  252. The Jazz Crusaders
  253. Thelonius Monk
  254. Tim Berne
  255. Wayne Shorter
  256. Wynton Marsalis
  257. Jungle and Liquid Funk
  258. 4hero
  259. Adam F
  260. Amon Tobin
  261. Black Sun Empire
  262. Calibre
  263. Fabio
  264. Klute
  265. Kruder & Dorfmeister
  266. Lamb
  267. LTJ Bukem
  268. Makato
  269. Nookie
  270. Microhouse and neo-trance and ketaminimal
  271. Ada (also electro and house)
  272. Akufen
  273. Apparat
  274. Booka Shade (also electro)
  275. carl Craig (also techno)
  276. Cobblestone Jazz
  277. Dandy Jack
  278. Dominik Eulberg (also techno)
  279. DJ Koze
  280. Extrawelt
  281. Farben
  282. Gabriel Ananda
  283. Heartthrob
  284. Isolee
  285. Jesse Somfay
  286. Justus Kohncke (also house)
  287. Jurgen Paape
  288. Kaito
  289. Kalabrese
  290. LoSoul
  291. Luciano (also techno)
  292. Luomo
  293. Matthew Dear
  294. Matthew Herbert (also nu-jazz and deep house)
  295. Markus Nikolai
  296. Michael Mayer (also techno)
  297. Nathan Fake
  298. Pantytec
  299. Radio Slave
  300. Ricardo Villalobos (also techno)
  301. Robag Wruhme
  302. Scsi-9
  303. Steve Bug
  304. Superpitcher
  305. Swayzak
  306. The Field
  307. Todd Edwards (also house)
  308. Thomas Fehlmann (also techno)
  309. Wighnomy Brothers
  310. Minimalism and Orchestral music of various types
  311. Claude Debussy
  312. Igor Stranvinsky
  313. Philip Glass
  314. Ravel
  315. Steve Reich
  316. Miscellaneous Electronic
  317. Aphex Twin (also ambient and IDM)
  318. Fog
  319. Moby
  320. The KLF
  321. The Orb (primarily ambient, house, and dub)
  322. Transit Kings (aka The Orb)
  323. Why
  324. Progressive
  325. Anthony Pappa
  326. Blue Haze
  327. Chris Fortier
  328. Darren Emerson
  329. Deep Dish
  330. Digweed (also trance)
  331. Gabriel and Dresden (also trance)
  332. James Holden (also techno)
  333. James Lavelle
  334. Hernan Cattaneo
  335. Layo and Bushwacka!
  336. Leftfield
  337. Luke Chable
  338. Markus Schulz
  339. Nathan Fake (also techno)
  340. Petter
  341. Pole Folder
  342. Quivver (also trance)
  343. Sander Kleinenberg (also house)
  344. Sasha (also trance)
  345. Satoshi Tomiie
  346. Tyler Stadius
  347. The MFA
  348. Tilt
  349. Way Out West (also trance)
  350. Psytrance, goa trance, and minimal psy
  351. Astral Projection
  352. Cydonia
  353. Etnica
  354. Hallucinogen
  355. Infected Mushroom
  356. Juno Reactor
  357. Man With No Name
  358. Ticon
  359. Vibrasphere
  360. Yahel (also trance)
  361. Shoegaze
  362. Galaxie 500
  363. m83 (also indie electronic)
  364. My Bloody Valentine
  365. Ride (also indie)
  366. Slowdive
  367. Ulrich Schnauss (also IDM)
  368. Space Disco
  369. Prins Thomas
  370. Lindstrom
  371. Todd Terje
  372. Techno
  373. Alex Smoke
  374. Alter Ego (also electro)
  375. Aril Brikha
  376. Carl Cox
  377. Carl Craig (also minimal)
  378. Chris Leibing
  379. Dave Clarke
  380. Ellen Allien (also electro and IDM)
  381. Hieroglyphic Being
  382. James Holden (also progressive)
  383. Jeff Mills
  384. Kraftwerk (also electro)
  385. Luciano (also microhouse)
  386. Matias Aguayo
  387. Mauro Picotto (also trance)
  388. Michael Mayer (also microhouse)
  389. Monolake
  390. Nathan Fake (also progressive)
  391. Ojo De Apolo
  392. Plastikman
  393. Reinhard Voigt
  394. Richie Hawtin (and Plastikman)
  395. Safety Scissors
  396. Scion
  397. Speedy J
  398. Sutekh
  399. Sven Vath
  400. The Vegetable Orchestra
  401. Thomas Fehlmann (also microhouse)
  402. Umek
  403. Underworld (also trance)
  404. Valentino Kanzyani
  405. Wolfgang Voigt
  406. Trance and acid
  407. Armin Van Buuren
  408. Art of Trance (mainly the older stuff
  409. BT
  410. Chicane (also ambient)
  411. Cosmic Baby
  412. Dance 2 Trance
  413. Digweed (also progressive)
  414. Emmanuel Top
  415. Ferry Corsten
  416. Gabriel and Dresden (also progressive)
  417. Hardfloor
  418. Humate
  419. Matt Darey
  420. Mauro Picotto (also techno)
  421. Mijk Van Dijk
  422. Orbital
  423. Paul Oakenfold
  424. Paul Van Dyk (aka The Visions of Shiva)
  425. Push/M.I.K.E.
  426. Sasha (also progressive)
  427. Spicelab (aka Oliver Lieb aka Paragliders aka LSG aka Ambush aka etc.) [also everything else on this list]
  428. Tiesto
  429. Underworld (also techno)
  430. Union Jack (and most of the old Platipus catalogue)
  431. Way Out West (also progressive)
  432. Trip-hop
  433. A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
  434. Bowery Electric
  435. Frou Frou
  436. Hooverphonic
  437. Massive Attack
  438. Morcheeba
  439. Portishead
  440. Tricky
  441. U.N.K.L.E.
  442. I've decided to be ultra-pretentious, and declare this list useful. Think of it as a who's-who of each genre. And I mean a real who's-who, not a "Darktremor was paid" who's who like all the other, not-quite-as-awesome who's whos. Who's in a who's who? Who I say is who, that's who. So who on you! (And who on your family too).
  443. Anyways, who, er, rule of thumb: the later into an artist's career, the crappier the music, the exceptions being James Holden, Biosphere, Outkast, Underworld, and Akufen. They fucking rock. (as do all the others, but those 5 are more fucking and more rocking than all the others on the list. Even though none of them actually "rock," this being electronic music. Actually forget that, I've added a lot of rock since making this list initially.)

i do only pointless lists. the good point is that it's nice to do them

Lol, agreed. Fun to make, entirely useless once finished.

Since you make alot of trance lists, why don't you seperate the trance bands/artists from others?

Actually, just generally seperating artists by genre would be a good addition...

Will definitely do.

Just wondering, do you like dougal (hardcore)?

I've never heard of them. What kind of hardcore is it?

I hope you don't mind darktremor, but I cloned this list. I thought it'd be an extremely stimulating thing to work on.

Although its presently a mess and is archived. But if you do mind I'll gladly take it off. :)

Sure, it's no problem.

I'm going to alter now anyway, I've not updated it in about a year.

Is it true that Thomas Bangalter is deaf? Maybe it's just a rumour, apparently he took his helmet off right in front of the Daft Punk speakers.

I'm not sure, I haven't heard any definitive news about it. Looking online, I see nothing but rumours, so I suspect it isn't true.

I'd clone this list, but I can't decide if it might be easier to list bands and artists I don't like first. ~;^)

Haha, I can't imagine there'd be much on this list you'd be a big fan of.

I honestly tried to get into trance - downloading about 50 tunes on your list of "bests". It took me directly back to a time when I was doing coke regularly and generally just bad memories of where I've been and of a time I'd just soon forget. Having kicked that habit years ago - listening to trance today just gives me a bad "vibe". Not that the music itself doesn't sound great on a good sound system. I guess you could say I can still appreciate it from a distance (if that makes any sense.)

Most people fall out of trance after a while. Also, if one listens to a type of music a lot during a hard time in their life, usually they never go back to that style. I can't listen to radio pop anymore for that reason. Well, it's also musically barren, but it bothers me more than someone who just finds it mediocre and MOR (which it is).

Hey Darktremor, I've tried to get into the Hip-Hop/Rap scene. I've looked up cLOUDDEAD and got the album. I also got a couple of OutKast albums, and even some kanye...but it just isn't singing. It may just be the fact that I know SOOOO many people that listen to 50 cent and other mainstream artists that I have just put a mental block for rap haha. I'm still giving it a shot, but I just don't seem to be having any luck with this genre. I KNOW there must be something out there (after all, I fuckin' LOVE Alopecia by Why?), but there must be something I'm missing. I usually agree with everything you post (every now and then a song or two doesn't interest me), but...i don't know about this one. Is there anything you can recommend for true "beginners" to the genre? I don't want to officially close my mind to this genre yet, but the outlook is looking fairly bleak.

P.S. One of the reasons I have despised this genre in the past is because I live in a town filled to the rim with god*am morons, and guess what they listen to...

Well, it's not necessarily for everyone, is all I can say. The artists I'd recommend to you are all above under my hip-hop section.

I tried cLOUDDEAD and I enjoy a few songs (Bike pt.1 especially), but besides that and The Message (and Alopecia) that's about all I enjoy. So, I'm going to say I gave it a shot (I tried Common, got the album Can I Borrow A Dollar?, and a few others from artists you mentioned above...).

But I must ask, what is your favorite album by Apparat? I just got Duplex and Multifunktionsebene, and (currently) I like Duplex more. Those are the only two albums I could find on soulseex (it was early...), but are there any other outstanding ones you wold recommend by them? Thanks in advance =D

P.S. If you don't mind me asking, what are you majoring in?

Duplex was my favorite Apparat album.

My favorite Common albums were actually "Be" and "Electric circus."

I'm majoring in psychology, but I'm heading into behavioural neuroscience for my Ph.D (and my studies therefore have a strong bend in that direction).

Awesome. Glad to know i got the best by them. I absolutely love that album right now. I'll DL Be, because all I hear about that album is good things...

Psychology! Wow! I'm in a small psychology class right now, but my teacher is insane. No, really, he is. This behavioral neuroscience thing sounds quite complicated, and very interesting! Not my type of thing at all, but I wish you the best of luck with it! Good luck juggling everything by the way. Your life sounds fast...try meditating everyday (I do it for 'bout 20 minutes a day with Biosphere (which isn't true meditating, but does anyone really care?) LOL), it's extremely relaxing and it puts in a good place at the beginning or the end of the day. It also cures my insomnia!

Also, random note. You should post lists of the music that you DJ at parties. I'm starting to become interested in the whole DJ scene, and I would like to know the feel of what people like you do, and HOW you do it. Maybe you could post a list of what would be a good starter (for the electric scene...)? Much obliged!

Also...if you don't know of them already, check out Nôze (if you don't know them already...) and the album Kitchen is something that is starting to really grow on me. I haven't looked too much into the band besides this album, but this album alone is very well done. I like the voices especially...all my friends don't thought XD. Let me know whatcha think =).

Haha, my life is absurdly fast, and intensely weird. I don't know what I'd call myself (maybe "hipster," but I hate that term)

IE: In the last 6 months, I:
- designed a website (www.jaymeswhite.com - a magician friend of mine)
- did LSD
- designed a visual development study (which has been accepted by an ethical review board)
- published a scientific paper
- went to 2 raves
- worked in an fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) lab
- got completely drunk and high and woke up on a park bench with no recollection of the previous night
- wrote exams (and aced them, which is very surprising to a lot of people considering the rest of my life)
- visited a jazz lounge
- designed computer models of synaptic communication
- got engaged
- went to a "storyteller's gathering" - in which local writers verbally share short stories they have written
- tried to install a hammock on the top of a tree in a public park in the middle of the night after smoking a ton of salvia divinorum while stoned with a bunch of friends
- ate at an ultra-pretentious fancy restaurant
- DJed a party
- developed a research study on kappa-opioid agonists
- worked on a business team
- turned temporarily into the chief of a gnome village after doing magic mushrooms with my fiancee's brother in the middle of the night.
- acted as a local celebrity's agent (I got some gigs for my magician friend)
- went to a wedding and drank illicit liquor (moonshine) with the groom's dad
- worked as a research assistant at a community research centre
- slept on the street with my fiancee (in a bus shelter - we stuffed the cracks to keep warm, as it was a chilly night)
- worked with schizophrenia sufferers
- dealt illegal drugs, including to one of my university professors (who is in his 60s, and both tenured and highly renouned) [he then fought to get it made a requirement for all psychology majors to take this drug]
- acted as webmaster for my university (current job, actually)
- got a presigious scholarship
- went to a protest
- drank opium tea [don't do this], and believed I was melting into a couch
- took up tantric
- did audio-visual technical work for a show
- shingled a roof
- cured my brother's drug addiction (I gave him a high-dose of salvia divinorum, which is in a class of drugs known to break addictive cycles. It was a mixed success though, as he's now addicted to World of Warcraft.)
- made a documentary on schizophrenia
- travelled
- visited a post-modern art museum
- read classic literature, and watched classic films
- frequented a local art-house
- acted as editor to a research newsletter
- volunteered at a mental health crisis line

My life is such a mixed bag, do you have this experience too? Are you in university too? Things get more interesting as you head into university. Don't let anyone tell you that high school is the peak of your life, things just get better and better and more and more exciting. I was bored out of my skull until I went to post-secondary education.

Behavioural neuroscience is hard, but if you love it, it's wonderful - it's just great being able to find the basis of behaviour in biology. It gives you a completely different perspective on life, since it makes things seem very deterministic, like there's very little free will, which to me is beautiful, because it means that things in the world can be fixed with the right policies and technologies.

Lol, I have no time to meditate, I'm too busy. But I'm not unhappy with things, I need crazy levels of stimulation (ADHD) to keep from getting bored. I used to do it, but it never helped me much.

I may do that party-DJing list. The next event I'm playing is before and after a magic show, so it will be jazzy and mysterious. I'm just a laptop DJ though, I haven't got the money to buy records. Ableton and VirtualDJ are good ones. I may post a list of tricks for DJing as well.

Noze amuses me, but I find they don't stand up to repeat listens at all.

You have an awesome and diverse life!
How was acid?

Awesome! Almost everything society told you about LSD is a lie. If you're careful, plan your set and setting well, choose good friends to do it with, keep a trip-ending drug present, and know exactly what to expect (read lots of good information about it), there's nothing to worry about at all. It's just like magic mushrooms, minus the intoxication - instead you're lucid and able to think fairly clearly (and it lasts longer). Oh yeah, plus the visions are more ethereal, beautiful, and otherworldly versus the earthiness of mushrooms, and you have more energy, and fewer negative physical side effects than mushrooms. These stories about staring into the sun and jumping off bridges are nothing but myths - you're far more likely to do those things if you drink alcohol (although yes, they've both happened once with acid, but look into the full stories - neither user knew they were given the drug in those cases). Heh, I even had a flashback, and it was so innocuous. It lasted like 10 seconds and all that happened was I got a bit euphoric, saw triangles when I closed my eyes, giggled, the song playing sounded abnormally great, and the floor breathed a bit (I was mid-sentence, and the guy I was talking to didn't even notice - I could've been flying a fighter jet and no harm would've come of it).

Also, for about a month afterwards (provided it went well), you're much more rational and creative, and you have more self-control. It was quite an enjoyable experience, and I made fantastic headway towards getting rid of my anxiety. I could write a whole list on it/a whole guide to its use, and I think I probably will. Not sure I'd recommend it to everyone, but for any open-minded, sane, intellectual/creative sort who is willing to do some research and planning, I think it would be beneficial and fun.

And the stories it gives you to tell are generally hilarious and awesome - I did it once, and it gave me about 10 interesting stories. :D

Please do make a list on it! And it doesn't surprise me that everything society says about it is false...

Indeed, society does that with a lot of things - anything for a sensational story.

Don't apply that to all drugs though: note that what society says about heroin and coke is mostly true - no exaggeration is needed for just how dangerous these things are (I will never try them, but the research literature speaks for itself, and the experiences of friends who have tried it are, quite frankly, terrifying - IE: one said to me (after the first time he used it): "If I'd had my bank card on me, I'd have run out and spent all my money on heroin right then and there."). Also, as relatively safe as ecstasy is on its own, it really is usually laced: http://www.ecstasydata.org/

Oh no, I know that is true. A good friend of mine is in rehab for the 5th time for heroin. This time, he chose to go though...so we hope he makes it out alive. He's been going through this for years, and has had 3 life-threatening overdoses. REAL ones. As in past the emergency room. I know enough to stay away from those kinds of drugs at all costs. Another set of friends did some E together, and they said they were extremely philosophical and happy for hours, and had the correct drugs to end it with. They've done it once, and they are done. I don't like that drug, though, because it does put literal holes through your brain. I like my billions of brain cells thank-you-very-much and I intend to keep them. Another friend of mine just got off of a coke addiction...and into a WoW addiction. I don't know which ones worse. Though the WoW thing was my fault...I used to play that game. STAY CLEAR OF THAT GAME.

E doesn't put holes in your brain, this is DEA fearmongering - no recreational drug does, not even heroin or cocaine. The closest effect any recreational drug has to this is alcohol - chronic use causes hippocampal (memory generating centre) cells to die. No, the serious problem with it is that almost half of the street E has crystal meth in it, a good percentage has ketamine, and some of it has DXM, 5-MeO-DiPT, etc.. - none of those are safe, especially not in odd combinations, and especially not when you don't even know what you've taken. Only about 1/3 of street ecstacy is actually pure MDMA, so this is a very real problem.

The pure form of MDMA is unaddictive, pharmacologically and psychologically useful (it was used for marriage counselling before the rave movement picked it up), and carries a very low risk of overdose (approximately 1/12500 WEEKLY users per year die from its use, which is many magnitudes less than alcohol's risk). There's no evidence it causes any real amount of brain damage (no more than alcohol or marijuana).

But you're entirely right about heroin, coke, and World of Warcraft.

I figured it was bullshit. I told my psych teacher what you said and he acted like he already knew. About 1 week ago he was claiming that he used to do it and was addicted to it and it took 10 years to pull off the addiction. It's always fun to fuck around with people who act like they know everything. He a patho-liar. But that is very interesting! And yes, WoW is harmful to health. I am dead serious here.

ROFL! I don't have quite that experience, but I can guarantee you I will be topping it when I get the fuck out of the town I'm living in (not 18 quite yet....soo fucking close)! My friend is the only one I know who has had as hectic of a life as you, but it's VERY different than yours. His is more...insane as in "did he just do that? HE JUST DID THAT!" He's the kind of guy who tells his boss (the CEO of a company mind you) to shut the fuck up, and his boss complies. But your life sounds absolutely fantastic! The University thing probably won't happen for me. My parents have been forcing the whole college scene on me since before I was born, but I've been lazy in high school and (this is my last year) no 4-year is coming up. What's so ironic is the fact I can get into a four year, just don't really care about it. I too am basically engaged (3 years Jan. 2), but we haven't done the whole "romantic asking" it was more like..."Wanna get married? Cool." And no, this is not some bullshit high school fling, like all the others, because I am not dating some dumbass who still goes to high school. What's interesting, though, is often when people talk to me online they usually think of me in my early/mid twenties. It varies, but in person I'm usually looked at as 19 (I don't look 20). But I can guarantee you, you will see a list of all the crazy shit I have done the moment I'm out of this "suburban heaven."

Meditation doesn't work for everyone, so no worries.

Behavioral Neuroscience isn't quite my bag, my goal is to be an IT guy, and not those dumbfuck ones that are around now-a-days.

Yes, please make lists of the songs you've DJed, it would be very interesting! I'll make sure two look up the two you've mentioned! Keep up the badass lifestyle, you only live once...

P.S. Have you seen the youtube video of "The stoned professor?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9iRb7Q9JAg it's fucking hilarious. I didn't get it until I tried it LOL.

"You can't check the copyright because he didn't copyright the damn thing!" (my favorite line)

P.S.S. You can't get acid in my town, that's how much it blows. The most you can get is pot.

Also, what's your opinion on Ikon: Signs (the 10 track one, it's not on discogs.com, but it is on iTunes)? I have mixed feelings on it right now...

...And the mixed feelings are gone, it's mediocre, and deteriorating fast...besides a couple of songs (retangle is pretty good)

Congratulations on your impending engagement! You should seriously ask if you're planning on it anyway, it's a wonderful moment.

Indeed, my high school experience wasn't nearly as interesting as my life is today. Prepare for great, fascinating things to come for you :D

Your friend sounds funny, and that makes your boredom with Jackass make a lot more sense.

I'm looking forward to your list. I've always liked seeing that sort of list on the site :D [That gives me the idea to make mine an official list, and add more to it]

I really have forgotten exactly what I played on the last few sets, but I'll post the next one.

Hilarious video! And not that uncommon :D. I had a philosophy prof whose first statement to the class was "So I quit smoking...
...
...
cigarettes." You knew what she was implying from the tone of voice. Another great quote from one of my profs (in that vein):
"You want to know where I get my ideas? All of my good ideas come to me when I'm tripping on LSD. If you're ever pressed for a research study idea, drop acid." [to me personally, not to a class, for obvious reasons. He wasn't joking.]
{BTW it's hard to find anywhere, you need to know a lot of people to get ahold of it - it's not just the town you're in.}

I probably won't check the album out if it fades that quickly, my must-listen list is far too long to spend time with music I probably won't like much.

IT guy, eh? That was my plan too, until late in grade 12. Then I found that the brain was sort of the like the ultimate computer. But having both skills makes you incredibly marketable, so if you ever decide to do something else, you'll have a MASSIVE leg up. Also remember that IT alone isn't the job guarantee it used to be...

Thank you! Though the reason it's not quite official yet is we haven't decided who is the bride or groom yet (if you can take a hint...)

I really am looking forward to getting out of high school. I'm surrounded by immature morons, and I hate it. They listen to Jonas Brothers still...I mean...GROW the fuck up.

My friend is HILARIOUS. Let me give you an example. About 4 years ago he was working in a huge office building (like 50 stories up). He was trying to explain to his friend that his favorite shade of red was firetruck red. His friend couldn't picture it. So my friend went over to the fire drill and pulled it down. About TWENTY trucks came rolling down to the office building, and saw no fire...but he got to show what the color looked like! That's just one (out of thousands) that he did. If you have ever seen the movie (I believe it's called office space...) he had a bet that he couldn't beat that movie. He did.

I'm very much looking forward to going out and experiencing the world in order to make that list!

Looking forward to it!

College DOES sound much more interesting then high school. I wish my teachers talked more like that...

Don't bother, but DO check out the song Retangle by them. The ONLY place I could find it though was iTunes. I can email it to you, though, if it comes down to it.

My friend is an IT guy, so he has inspired that. =D!

Side note: Let me know what you think of the Youtube video I made of my bunnies and of the song. It's my first video, so it's very basic. I'd view it as average, but I'm curious if you think the song works.

Haha, good luck deciding! Has that been legalized where you live? If not, seriously, it will be soon. Society needs to grow up, and I think it's coming.

And don't worry about high school idiots, you'll meet great people in university (college?).

LMAO!!! That's close to the funniest story I've ever heard, ever. I'm actually going to pass that on, that's just hysterical.

Sure, I'll download Retangle. Soulseek should have it, it has everything.

Most profs won't talk to you like that, most are really like high school teachers. However, if you get to know some of them personally (remember, you're often treated like an adult at that point), you'll learn that a lot of them are totally nuts.

Well, it IS legalized where we live, but the goddamn religious close-minded dickheads (mainly them at least) are now trying to get it back to being illegal. By the time I'm 18 it will be illegal AGAIN. I just know it. It's really fucked up. I think that's a major reason I'm not religious...and there is also some personal shit that my step-mom and dad did to me (they are Christian), and they are fucking assholes, too.

I am going to college, but I have a feeling I am going to be the Freshmen there that is going to be chilling with the seniors. I'm so done with all the immature bullshit, and I've already had about 400 reality checks, and I would consider myself more intelligent than the average freshman that goes to college. I treat others with the same respect they treat me, which is a fair system in my opinion. I'm very eager to experience the world around me, and I'm not the guy that is easily pushed away because of "grade level."

I'm glad you enjoyed the story! that really is one in a thousand though. He has forgotten half the shit he's pulled, and his friends keep having to remind him. Oh god, there are some real winners.

Yes, Retanlge is the only song I like by that band, but it's not AMAZING (just good). I think I've listened to it about 15 times.

Well, as long as they treat me with the same respect they would treat others their age, I don't mind. I get to know all of my teachers personally, unless they are retarded. Okay, I lied, most of them are fucking retards, but I treat them extra-special.

Hope life is going great for you! Keep going out and exploring the world. It's HUGE, so I don't understand why people call it so small. Did you know that we only know 1 fucking % of the ocean?! 1%!

Anyway, what do you think of Milosh: You Make Me Feel? I just found him...and there seem to be lots of reviews comparing him to early Autechre, Aphex Twin, and Boards of Canada.

P.S. I'm looking forward to your list on acid! I'm very curious on what it will contain! =D

Also, what do you think of Synergy? Did you know that the song World of Bassline by them is Death Trance?! I didn't even know such a genre existed...but hey...learn something new everyday.

Death trance doesn't exist, it's just Ishkur being silly. I didn't like the Synergy song much, though. I found it too industrial for my liking.

Glad you enjoyed my general summary of my life :D

The Retangle song sounds OK to me, but nothing incredibly special. Just average downtempo abstract hip-hop. Maybe it'll grow with another listen or two...

Your friend sounds awesome. You should make a list of all the crazy things he's done.

That stinks. It would be amazing if there were such thing. Just to show all those "death metal heads" that we are "death Trance heads" lol.

It's funny you mentioned Retangle, because I forgot all about it's existence! It's fun to listen to several times, but you are correct. Nothin' special.

But I did make a list on my top 10 songs for the week, so if you have time, let me know your thoughts =D!

Great, I'll be sure to follow your top 10 lists.

Hey, if you want to know what "death tranceheads" listen to, look into a style called futurepop.

I have a feeling if you were to do this list today you'd leave Dane Cook off. Dane Cook. Really?! Btw, LOVE your electronic music lists. I've gotten many ideas perusing them.

I have a feeling if you were to do this list today you'd leave Dane Cook off. Dane Cook. Really?! Btw, LOVE your electronic music lists. I've gotten many ideas perusing them.

Yep, I certainly would. I don't find even his earlier work funny anymore. I'll probably remove him now, in fact.