What Would Hurricane Sandy Play?

Alright folks..

As you all know, hurricane Sandy hit us hard. Mother Nature as I’ve said before wasn’t gettin’ any so she decided to unleash her frustration on us. So I made a mix of songs I would enjoy listening to in a hurricane. While it’s almost 3 in the a.m., I’m going to post it anyway. So listen and enjoy 🙂

By the way, you will not hear my voice on this mix. It’s just a continuous mix, one song after the next. Ya happy now? Good! I hope all of my peeps here on the east coast are ok. If you’re up, and have power, listen and shake your bon bon. If  you don’t have power, then let your friends text you about this mix and when you do, download it or stream it.


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Track List

Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

The Passenger – Iggy Pop

A Final Hit – Leftfield

I Cry – Flo Rida

Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai

Into The Groove – Madonna

When The Lights Go Out (US Remix) – Five

All of the Lights – Kanye West

SOS – Rihanna

Upside Down – Mind Spiders

How Fast – Rocco Deluca & The Burden

So What’cha Want – The Beastie Boys

Live Those Days Tonight – Friendly Fires

Escapade – Janet Jackson

It’s the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine) (Live – MTV Unplugged) – R.E.M.

Perfect Day – Lou Reed

Love The Way You Lie (feat Rihanna) – Eminem

How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty

Walking With A Ghost – Tegan & Sara

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

Party People (feat. Fergie) – Nelly

Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) – Calvin Harris

Numb – Gary Clark Jr

Gold On The Ceiling – The Black Keys

No Doubt About It – Lisa Bianco

Longview – Green Day

Feather in a Hurricane – Michelle Malone

I Think Im Paranoid – Garbage

All Through The Night – Cyndi Lauper

Thriller (Single Version) – Michael Jackson

Let Yourself Go (Live Mix) -6th borough project

Runaway Love – En Vogue

Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel

Heads Will Roll\ – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Timebomb (Extended Version) – Kylie Minogue

One Good Reason – Steed Lord

Midnight In A Perfect World – DJ Shadow

Big bad wolf – The Heavy

Save My Life – ZZ Ward

How We Do (Party) – Rita Ora

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Podcast #19. Come and get more Cowbell!

Ok my musical heathens, here is the new one..


Click here –>  http://djgabbers1.podomatic.com/entry/2012-10-21T11_32_17-07_00

Listen there or scroll down and download the ep: http://djgabbers1.podomatic.com/enclosure/2012-10-21T11_32_17-07_00.m4a


And enjoy my wittle chilluns!


Song list

Eminem – Almost Famous

Emf – Unbelievable

Emeli Sande – Lifetime

Drake – Find Your Love

Earth Wind & Fire – Sing A Song

Everclear – Santa Monica

Fishbone – Party At Ground Zero

Foo Fighters – Miss The Misery

The Four Tops – It’s The Same Old Song

The Hives – T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.

Hüsker Dü – New Day Rising

Jack Peñate – Tonight’s Today

Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl

Jimmy Ray – Are You Jimmy Ray?

Jordin Sparks  – S.O.S. (Let The Music Play)

Kaki King – Falling Day

The Killers – Runaways

Lovedrug – Blood Like Too

Madcon – Beggin (Original Version)

Maroon 5 – One More Night

Matchbox Twenty – How Long

Matt & Kim – It’s Alright

Blue October – Say It [Explicit]

Pebbles – Backyard (Remix)




Adele and James Bond.. Win..


Click here! Quick before they take it down…






Even though it’s a sample, my ears are relieved and happy to get away from all the crappy singles out there. Yeah, Ke$ha and Taylor Swift.. that means you..

As you were..



Albums: The Long and the Short of It

When I am actually immersed in music, I can’t get enough. When I like an artist, I like them. And I end up craving more of whatever they release. I still buy music, I know… it’s rare nowadays. SO when I do buy music, I love to make it worth my while. The problem with bands.. in some cases.. their albums are just too too short. Even in being charged 10 dollars, I want it to be worth it. When I do research on the web and find out albums are say only 30 minutes long.. or less. I gripe. I don’t want a wham bam thank you ma’am album. I want something that will make me listen and sit with it for a while. I don’t like short albums.

I heard Stephen Thompkins of NPR gripe that he doesn’t like to sit through long albums. But if done well, long albums are great. The more a band or a singer can take me out of my present state of being, the better off I am. If there is an album that is say.. 35 minutes.. at 10 bucks or more, I cringe. Because I want to be entertained. I don’t want to blink and it’s over. I can understand the allure for short albums though. I’m sure Stephen and so many music fans have the attention span of a pea. And they want to hear a gazillion different songs in the shortest amount of time. But in doing that, you miss so much. With longer albums you can just sit with them and digest sounds and effects and lyrics. And then play again and again. Short albums.. I will listen to once.. and put them on the shelf for another time. It’s sad but true.

There are probably a few reasons why bands make shorter albums. They ran out of money and can only fit so many on an album. I can understand that completely. But if you have a 20 something to 35 minute album, I don’t want to pay 10 bucks for it. Charge lower. Some bands create a “theme” for an album and want to keep it straight to the point. Valid. Or they don’t want to bore the audience. For the latter let me just say, if you are a great band, you can NEVER bore the audience. Ever. We will keep wanting to hear what you have to offer. So that I don’t really buy 🙂

So in conclusion, music fanatics like me, I think as a whole, will never tire of long albums. So bring it artists.. bring it.

I approve this message.


Thanks Music…

Music can make you think of a lot of things, good and bad. A friendship gone south, people who don’t support you for whatever reason, a love gone horribly wrong, a fun night out with friends, a one night stand, recovery for whatever the situation is, etc. It can conjure up a myriad of emotions. Or make you laugh or cry. The possibilities of feeling are endless where music is involved.

Music saves. It gets you through the day. It keeps you going when you didn’t even think you really could. It doesn’t judge you. It doesn’t care what race you are. Or your size. Or who you love. It’s just there. For support, as a wing man or woman, if you will. Me myself and the flies on the wall, I listen to a variety of things when it comes to what I love and dislike about music. I’m a fan of beats. And a melody. One doesn’t have to be the greatest singer. But if you have a decent melody I’m down. In some cases, I go for the lyrics too. Sometimes music has a way of just cutting to your soul when you least expect it and make you say “YES YES YES!! That’s EXACTLY how I’m feeling..” Whether it means getting frustrated at two faced people who seem to still exist and nothing bad happens to them while the good ones always suffer, or trying your best and things falling apart around you…among other reasons. Music is always there. Long after a love is gone. Long after the passion is kaput. Music will always be there to wake you up in the morning. Or keep you awake on a long commute. It truly is amazing when you think about it. It will always have your back long when no one has your back.. or front for that matter.

That being said, here is my list of new music I’ve been listening to to keep me alive. I know it does sound a little dramatic. But if you knew me, you’d know how important music is to me. Take a gander. Check them out. And enjoy. Or not.

1. Muse – The 2nd Law

2. Kaki King – Glow

3. Kosheen – Independence

4. Lunik – What is Next

5. Strangelove – The Rat Hole

6. Tame Impala – Lonerism

7. Grizzly Bear – Sheilds

8. No Doubt – Push and Shove

9. The Killers – Battle Born


Broaden the mind. There’s a lot more where this came from but I thought I’d start you all out slowly.. Take a listen.. thanks for reading.


Blogging is Fundamental. Antigone Rising Returns..

Song of the day!

While I am not a huge Katy Perry fan, I do enjoy a few of her tunes. I also enjoy my fair share of covers.. Here is the best of both worlds.

Antigone Rising covering Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away.” Very nice ladies, very nice indeed.

Happy Music  Monday folks.