Category Archives: music

An Instrumental Friday Random 10

It’s been a while!

  1. “World of the Heart – Main Title” – Randy Edelman, Dragonheart soundtrack
  2. Four Horsemen” – Junichi Nakatsuru, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
  3. “The Temple of Artemis” – Rick Wakeman, The Seven Wonders of the World
  4. “Chase the Clouds Away” – Chuck Mangione, Chase the Clouds Away
  5. Thunder in Paradise” – Pablo Cruise, Thunder in Paradise soundtrack*
  6. “The Packing Horse” – Djam Karet, Recollection Harvest
  7. Homecoming” – Yellowjackets, Samurai Samba
  8. “Unfamiliar Wind” – Brian Eno, Ambient 4 – On Land
  9. “Mariachi Funeral” – Roger Eno, Lost in Translation
  10. Singularity” – Gordian Knot, Gordian Knot

*How’d that get in there??

Enjoy your weekend!

An Olympics Friday Random 10

Time for the Friday random ten songs again…

  1. Domingo Hirsch and His Internal Flying Circus” – The Citizens, Post Cro-Magnon Drift
  2. “Clouds” – Level 42, Retrograde
  3. “Face to Face” – Keith Emerson, Nighthawks soundtrack
  4. No. 15” – Chick Corea, Children’s Songs
  5. “In a Big Country” – Big Country, The Crossing
  6. Stranger by the Minute” – Porcupine Tree, Stupid Dream
  7. “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” – Paul Simon, Graceland
  8. “Spirits in the Material World” – The Police, Every Breath You Take: The Singles
  9. Pulse” – Rick Wakeman, Rhapsodies
  10. “The Time Has Come” – Mike Oldfield, Islands

Bring home the gold, folks!

Astronomical Random Friday 10

I found it interesting when Zune pulled up three straight tracks with a decidedly astronomical feel to them.  Then I found it less interesting when I noticed that shuffle had been disabled and it was playing tracks in alphabetical order, so I eventually turned shuffle back on, but continued with the theme:

  1. Alien Hip Hop” – Planet X, Quantum
  2. “Alien Earth” – Synergy, The Jupiter Effect
  3. All About Satellites and Spaceships” – Seven Percent Solution, All About Satellites and Spaceships
  4. “All Around the World or Myth of Fingerprints” – Paul Simon, Graceland
  5. “All of the Above: Full Moon Rising/October Winds/Camouflaged in Blue/Half Alive/Undying Love/Full Moon Rising Reprise” – Transatlantic, SMPTe
  6. Edge of the World” – John Scott, Greystoke: Legend of Tarzan soundtrack
  7. “Oh Brother” – James Taylor, New Moon Shine
  8. The Great Gig in the Sky” – Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
  9. Under the Moon” – Camel, Harbour of Tears
  10. “Ride of Your Life” – Rick Wakeman, Return to the Centre of the Earth

Have an out-of-this-world weekend, and happy Father’s Day!

Instrumental Friday Random 10

Rest your voices, it’s Instrumental Music this Friday…

  1. Pennants” – Steve Howe, The Steve Howe Album
  2. Die Bunge” – Cluster & Eno, Cluster & Eno
  3. “Ice Dance” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  4. “Flasher” – Rick Wakeman, Rhapsodies
  5. The Spider” – Kansas, Point of Know Return
  6. “Presto Vivace” – UK, Night After Night
  7. “An End to History” – Synergy, Audion
  8. “L’Arc en Ciel” – Alan Parsons, A Valid Path
  9. Movements II” – Vangelis, El Greco
  10. Forest” – Rubaja & Hernandez, High Plateaux

Have a great weekend!

Friday Random 10, Soundtrack Edition

Been a while since I’ve done a Friday Random 10; here’s the first ten soundtrack songs to pop up on WMP.

  1. “Chores” – Jerry Goldsmith, Fierce Creatures
  2. “Atreju Meets Falkor” – Klaus Doldinger & Giorgio Morodor, The Never Ending Story
  3. Angel Bell” – Joe Hisaishi, Kikujiro
  4. “Midnight Sun” – Diana Krall, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  5. Suture Self” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Mythology soundtrack
  6. “Not from Dixie” – Henry Mancini, The Music from Peter Gunn
  7. “Years in the Making” – Stephen Rippey, Age of Empires III soundtrack
  8. This Time the Dream’s on Me” – Allison Krauss, Midnight at the Garden of Good and Evil
  9. “The Chase” – Keith Emerson, Nighthawks
  10. Saying Goodbye to Those You So Love” – James Horder, A Beautiful Mind

Have a great weekend!

A New Year Friday Random 10

WMP-fired random tracks from the external HD:

  1. Pretending to Care” – Todd Rundgren, A Capella
  2. “My Baby” – Wings, Wings at the Speed of Sound
  3. “Swing Street” – Bruce Hornsby, Hot House
  4. “Standing on Higher Ground” – Alan Parsons Project, Gaudi
  5. “Bordeaux” – John Tesh, Tour de France soundtrack
  6. Goodbye Girl” – Toto, Toto
  7. “Hearing Aid” – They Might Be Giants, Flood
  8. Shangri-la” – Electric Light Orchestra, A New World Record
  9. Endless Horizon [I Love BoB mix]” – Electric Skychurch, Moog soundtrack
  10. Siberian Khatru” – Yes, Close to the Edge

Back to work!

Holiday Friday Random 10

Time to point WMP at the Christmas folder on the external HD…

  1. “A Song and a Christmas Tree” – Andy Williams, The Andy Williams Christmas Album
  2. “It Came upon a Midnight Clear” – The Salvation Army Brass, Christmas in Brass 2009
  3. “Comfort and Joy (Thomas)” – The Salvation Army Brass, Christmas in Brass 2008
  4. “Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing” – Mannheim Steamroller, A Fresh Aire Christmas
  5. “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav’nly Light” – Glad, An Acapella Christmas
  6. Jingle Bells” – Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Jingle All the Way
  7. “The First Noel” – Tom Stacy, The nu-view Christmas
  8. Holly and the Ivy” – Jon Anderson, 3 Ships
  9. Variations on the Kanon by Johann Pachelbel” – George Winston, December
  10. “Angels We Have Heard on High” – London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chex Holiday Classics

Happy holidays, everyone!