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10 Songs (My Inner Soundtrack)

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Going In

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Going In

DarkJade – To Know Me… Is to Know My Playlist

Posted in Inspiration, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on December 13, 2011 by darkjade68

I came across this Site today… Actually, it was someone who had Clicked “Like” on one of my Poems I believe.

Ironically, they also used the Same Theme as This Blog… Which I hadn’t seen anywhere else so far.

They were a Poet who had a Music Player on Their Site, which started to play some lovely music as you entered the Site… And so I started thinking.

I actually have some “Optional” Music on my One Knight Site, but I’ve never had any here… Especially Music that starts as you enter the Site… Partly because I use Music and Videos on some of my Posts, but also because, each Written Piece has its Own Feeling Etc., and thus the music that comes on may not “Fit”.

However, I was so impressed with this Poet’s Choice of Music, that I realized, I really do want to continue to share my Musical Tastes with my Readers, as Music is truly the way to my Soul… And thus, “To Know Me… Is to Know My Playlist“.

Granted, I have already Written Several Pieces which include Music that I like, but this shall be my First Actual Playlist, with More to Follow. I shall Introduce you to My Playlist on this Post, but it will also be “Playable” on the New Music Player I’ve added to the Right under some of my Other Widgets, and/or Menus.

Also if you’d like access to this First Playlist, you can Simply Click This DarkJade Playlist

Thanks for Listening, and Enjoy

Song 1 – Tears For Fears (Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Live))

Song 2 – Linkin Park Live (Breaking the Habit)

Song 3 – Coldplay – Paradise live at Austin City Limits Music Festival, September 16th, 2011

Song 4 – The Police – Walking on the Moon (Live 1983) – Check Out Stewart’s Drumming

Song 5 – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Californication Live at Slane Castle) – You gotta check out the beginning of this Video

Song 6 – Pearl Jam (Black) – Love Pearl Jam, this guy gave his soul

Song 7 – The Beatles

Song 8 – Mozart – “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” Allegro

Song 9 – Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty – Forgive the French Speaking Animation in this, lol

Song 10 – Puccini – Nessun Dorma (Pavarotti, NY 1980) Only one of the Greatest Songs of all time, Written by one of my Favorite Composers of all time, Puccini… Sung by none other than Pavarotti

Song 11 – Orbital (Halcyon and On and On) – I’ve often said if you want to know what my Soul Sounds like, than Listen to this Song… The way this Song “Sounds”, is how I “Feel” about Love, Life, Thought, and Emotion in General

Song 12 – The Black Eyed Peas (with Slash and Usher) – Put this one in for fun… I definitely have a soft spot for Pop, can’t take life seriously all the time, lol Or yourself for that matter

Song 13 – Depeche Mode – Useless – Love Depeche Mode

Song 14 – The Cure – A Forest (Live in Japan 1984) – Depeche Mode and The Cure were pretty much my two favorite bands when I was in my 20’s

Song 15 – Chicane – Saltwater – Beautiful Song… I have a Keen Passion for Synthesizers, something I’ve had pretty much all my lifeAnd So Trance is definitely part of my Musical Diet Not to mention I find it quite instrumental in bringing you pretty damn close to a “Dream State”, whilst still being awake. Something I find Quite Useful as a Writer, as the Subconscious is where so much of the Good Stuff comes from

Song 16 – Clubbed to Death

Song 17 – The Missing Track – This one didn’t work for some reason, maybe I’ll throw it on my List next time

Thanks For Listening





DarkJade – Tears For Fears… Same Songs, New Meaning

Posted in Inspiration, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by darkjade68

It’s funny, there’s been different times in my life when I’ve listened to Tears for Fears… But it all Originally started back in 1985, when the Song “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” came out.

For me it was the epitome of Summer, and I just couldn’t hear it enough…

It was from their “Songs from the Big Chair” (1985) Album.


Which is the Image I remember most of them.

The next song that really hit home with my brother and I was “Shout”. This song also, I could just not hear enough…

I remember me, my brother, my mom and her boyfriend driving down the coast listening to “Shout“, and all singing it, lol

There’s actually an interesting history behind “Shout”.  I’ll go ahead and Qoute Wikipedia on this.

A lot of people think that ‘Shout’ is just another song about primal scream theory, continuing the themes of the first album. It is actually more concerned with political protest. It came out in 1984 when a lot of people were still worried about the aftermath of The Cold War and it was basically an encouragement to protest.
—Roland Orzabal
It concerns protest inasmuch as it encourages people not to do things without actually questioning them. People act without thinking because that’s just the way things go in society. So it’s a general song, about the way the public accepts any old grief which is thrown at them.
—Curt Smith
I just thought it was a great song.
Head over Heels
My Brother went on to purchase an Older Album by Tears for Fears called “The Hurting” (1983).
(Live Version)
But I was more familiar with “Mad World
(Album Track)

(Live Footage)
To me their music reached me very deeply. Something about the Music, combined with their Lyrics, and Singing.
Pale Shelter” loved this one.
If you can move beyond the 80’s esq Visuals of the Video, their Music is Quite Good.
Change” Great Song
I never cared for their “Seeds of Love” (1989) Album, but when Roland did the Album “Elemental” (1993) without Curt, who had left the Band, I thought it was an awesome Record.
lol, I hadn’t seen this video. Oh how things change, lol.
Break it Down Again
Trippy footage, lol. Man, they needed some help with Videos, ha.
Mr. Pessimist” Scratch the Video on this one, just listen to the Song, lol. Probably my Favorite on the Album.
If I remember correctly, this song was about Curt, who had left the Band. If I remember correctly Rollen wanted him involved in this Album, but Curt didn’t want to be. I could be remembering incorrectly.
I will go ahead and end this Tears for Fears Tribute if you will, with a song from “Songs from the Big Chair” called “The Working Hour”. Love this song, I was recently looking for a Video for it and came across this cool Reflective Apocalyptic Video using this song…
The Working Hour
Thanks for Hangen with me.
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