Saturday, December 24, 2005

Happy Holidays to all my loyal readers. Have a wonderful time, whatever you may be celebrating, and I'll be back upon my return!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ghosts in the Machine...

Sorry I've been a little lax on the posting lately, but the semester's almost over and it's crunch time. Once the holidays are over, I should be back to routine.

So until Jessi's out of hyper-mode, here is a little something to tide you over. Since all you wonderful people were kind enough to oblige me, here is the remixed soundtrack to one of my all-time-favourite-yet-still-completely-disturbing movies.
Requiem for a Dream:Remixed
Track List:
1. Clint Mansell - Tappy's Intro (Film Score)
2. Plant - In the End It's All Nice
3. Psilonaut - Ghosts in the Machine
4. Paul Oakenfold - Aeternal
5. Clint Mansell - Seacoast Towers (Film Score)
6. Jagz Kooner - Coney Island Express
7. Clint Mansell - Seacoast Alarm (Film Score)
8. Wish FM - Haunted Dreams
9. Kronos Quartet - Tense
10. Josh Wink - Full Tense
11. Clint Mansell - Food (Film Score)
12. Delirium - Deluxed
13. Clint Mansell - Island (Film Score)
14. A Guy Called Gerald - Body and Fear
15. Clint Mansell - 112 (Film Score)
16. Ils - Overturned
17. Clint Mansell - Sara (Film Score)
18. Hive - Hand Jive
19. Clint Mansell - Arnold (Film Score)
20. Clint Mansell - Ghosts (Vocal Version)


Keep sending me requests and recommendations and stuff. Feedback is what lets me know I'm not completely wasting my time.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

It was at it's best when you and I were only 3

Since I'm a huge fan of pointless surveys:

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Ketchup Chips
2. Cereal
3. Anything with Peanut Butter
4. Nanaimo Bars
5. Coffee

5 artists that I know the lyrics of most of their songs:
1. Weezer
2. Pete Yorn
3. Radiohead
4. Tegan and Sara
5. Hawksley Workman

5 things I’d do with $100 million:
1. The biggest CD library on the face of the Earth
2. Buy my own plane/boat
3. Private shows by all my favourite bands
4. Make my own record label
5. Buy myself some happiness

5 locations I’d like to run away to:
1. Thailand
2. New Zealand
3. Scotland
4. Brazil
5. Japan

5 things I like doing:
1. Music
2. Playing with my pet ferret
3. Skiing/Snowboarding
4. On the computer
5. Procrastinating

5 things I would never wear:
1. Anything with flowers/kittens on it
2. Pantyhose
3. Anything from the Gap/Old Navy
4. Basically anything my mother ever picked out for me
5. I can't think of a 5

5 TV shows I like:
1. Lost
2. Degrassi
3. Clone High
4. 24
5. The OC (yeah, wanna fight about it?)

5 movies I like:
1. Leon: The Professional
2. A Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Edward Scissorhands
4. Napoleon Dynamite
5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

5 famous people I’d like to meet:
1. Gary Oldman
2. Conan O'Brien
3. Trent Reznor
4. Johnny Depp
5. Hawksley Workman

5 favorite toys:
1. My Ipod, of course
2. My Cell Phone
3. I had this wicked Ninja Turtle when I was little
4. I also had this wicked Optimus Prime Transformer toy when I was little
5. I had no normal little girl toys

5 People I want to do this
1. Whoever's bored, send it to me.

Music Gems:
Meat Puppets - Lake of Fire
Abandoned Pools - Start Over
Paul Westerberg - Let the Bad Times Roll
On!Air!Library! - Faultered Ego
The Pattern - She's a Libra
The Northern Pikes - Shotgun Morning

My Pete Yorn albums were recently subject to a horrible tragedy, so if you lovely people could send me Life on a Chain, Musicforthemorningafter, etc. I would love you forever.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Non-traditional, non-denomenational celebration!

I know I'm completely breaking my rule about posting full albums as of late, but they've all been worthy exceptions, as is the following. I can't compete Christmas-music-wise with the likes of the Bring me the Heads advent calendar, but I'll sure as hell try with everyone's favourite fictional holiday (besides Festivus(sp?))
So everyone have a very merry Chrismukkah whilst listening to an indie kid's carols.

Music from the OC Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah
Track List:
1. The Raveonettes - The Christmas Song
2. Jimmy Eat World - Last Christmas
3. Low - Just Like Christmas
4. Rooney - Merry X-mas Everybody
5. Ben Kweller - Rock of Ages
6. The Long Winters - Christmas with You is the Best
7. Eels - Christmas is Going to the Dogs
8. Leona Naess - Christmas
9. Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Stocking Stuffer all and to all a good night!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Back by Popular Demand

So was it promised, so shall it be done. Here is the advance copy of First Impressions of Earth, if you havn't got it already.
Internet Leaks= Woooo!

Track List:
1. You Only Live Once
2. Juicebox
3. Heart in a Cage
4. Razorblade
5. On the Other Side
6. Vision of Division
7. Ask Me Anything
8. Electricityscape
9. Killing Lies
10. Fear of Sleep
11. 15 Minutes
12. Ize of the World
13. Evening Sun
14. Red Light
Over-rated or not, you decide

Christmas Music Coming Soon, I promise!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Be Excited, Be Be Excited!

Thanks a lot for the 234546 copies of 'Every Day I Love You Less and Less' sent to be by the populous. Now here it is for the rest of you to love.
M.I.A. - Every Day I Love You Less and Less
Thank you also for the information about Aeternal. I shall be posting the full album Requiem for a Dream: Remixed once I obtain it. You people rock my socks.

I found this the other day, apparently there was some kind of contest, to make new trailers for movies, but make them seem like a completely different genre. Only sound and music could be modified. The winning one was this awesome cut of the Shining. For all who have seen/read The Shining, this is absolutely hilarious.
Here's two that make Titanic and West Side Story look like horror movies. Funny shit.
More music later.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

It's clear to see that you've become obsessed...

I've only got a few minutes today, so I leave you with a fantastic piece of music. Anyone who knows me knows my adoration for the film Requiem for a Dream, and upon searching for the brilliant score to this film, I came upon this track, not sure who it was mixed by, but I've heard it was Oakenfold. As the original was done by Clint Mansell and the Kronos quartet, that's what I've got it tagged as. Not sure on the accuracy of the name either, but if anyone has more info, please, please send it my way.

Also, if anyone has M.I.A's fantasic cover of 'Every Day I Love You Less and Less' could you be my hero and send it to

Thank you muchly.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Well, my verdict on Harry Potter 4 is fan-fucking-tastic, but could it really be anything else? However, I'd like to express my distaste at Gary Oldman only being present in the fire-face variety. That movie needs more Gary, all movies do. Another question I have is, why is Harry Potter inexplicably ripped? The kid's supposed to be like 14 and he's got muscles from here till Thursday. I do admit to having a teenage girl crush on both Cedric Diggory and Viktor Krum. Can you blame me?
Rating: 4 frilly dress robes out of 5
They're Stylin'They're Stylin'They're Stylin'They're Stylin'

Well, it's gotta be one of those Canadian winters because I'm freezing my ass off up here. It's times like this I wish I lived in Mexico...or even California.
In the spirit of wishing I was in warmer climates here are a bunch of songs about California:
Phantom Planet - California
Soul Kid #1 - More Bounce (In California)
Eagles - Hotel California
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Amen - California's Bleeding
Copeland - California
Dressy Bessy - California
Sprung Monkey - So Cal Loco

Any ones I missed? Send 'em over to

P.S. Ads? Why yes, I have ads!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Well, I'm semi-back online after many arduous hours of plugging and unplugging wires. I don't how long I will or won't be online, so until I've figured this out, please be patient with me.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

I Want To Be Forgotten & I Don't Want to be Reminded

I don't have any music for you today(I know, I'm a bad blogger and should be shot), but here are some random things for you to know:
1. I know only obsessive Johnny Depp fans such as myself would care about this, but I am currently in the process of downloading The Libertine. Happiness! Not sure if it's being released in theaters or not, I really hope so.
2. After many stressful weeks of dealing with little bastards who get to see it before me, I am finally going to see the fourth Harry Potter flick tonight.
3. The third release from New York garage pretty boys The Strokes is coming out in January and called First Impressions of Earth. I know, I like them and you can all hate me now.
4. In approximately 10 days, there will be a re-release of Beck's Guero remixed entitled Guerolito!!! Happy , happy!

P.S. I know you all know this already, but fans of the Dresden Dolls will be happy to know they can buy In Paradise at a store near you!

That is all, actual music coming soon.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed

Edit:8:15 A.M. - I'm currently in the market for a new file sharing program after recieveing the news that LimeWire is no longer operational. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know at

I am well aware how slow MegaUpload can be, and I apologize for that. Those who know me know my issues with Rapidshare (issues being: it hates me and I hate it). Yet, to keep you people satisfied, for large files, I shall do my best to use Rapidshare, no matter how much it likes to not work for me.

I got an email a few days ago from an individual named Wil and he told me about his band happening to have the same name as this very blog. Now you can imagine my guilt at having stolen this name (myself thinking that I had come up with something great on my own). So of course, I feel obligated to tell you about Lost On Purpose, the indie rock band out of Los Angeles. I am not merely posting because of my guilt, I like the band, whose influences include Coldplay, Explosions in the Sky and my personal favourite, the late great Elliott Smith.

Lost on Purpose - Anniversary
Track List:
1. London
2. Ohio 2
3. Lonely Road
4. Thank You Music Guru
5. Centum Cellas
6. Black Widow Falls

Just because I'm still a nerd and my new best friend Jim sent me the Clerks Soundtrack because I mentioned I didn't have it a few posts back. (Actually he sent it twice because Rapidshare hates me. Wasn't that nice?)
Clerks Soundtrack
Track List:
1. Dante's Lament
2. Love Among Freaks - Clerks
3. Girls Against Boys - Kill the Sex Player
4. No Time for Love, Dr. Jones
5. Alice in Chains - Got Me Wrong
6. Dante and Randal on Sex
7. Bash and Pop - Making Me Sick
8. A Bunch of Muppets
9. Supernova - Chewbacca
10. The Jesus Lizard - Panic in Cicero
11. Golden Smog - Shooting Star
12. Bad Religion - Leaders and Followers
13. I Like to Expand my Horizons
14. Stabbing Westward - Violent Mood Swings (Thread Mix)
15. Love Among Freaks - Berserker
16. Corrosion of Conformity - Big Problems
17. Seaweed - Go Your Own Way
18. Social Event of the Season
19. Soul Asylum - Can't Even Tell
20. Jay's Chant

I Hate People, But I Love Gatherings!


Wednesday, November 30, 2005

People get addicted, it's a problem around here...

I'm not even going to try to compete with Frontier Mix #2, so I'm breaking my own rule, because I feel that everyone should own this album.
Yes, I preach Hawksley everywhere I go, because I feel it is my civic duty to spread the brilliance of this man everywhere.
I really hope to go see him in Toronto at Massey Hall in March, the only problem is I may or may not be in Costa Rica at the time and/or broke because of my trip. I hope I can make it work. *fingers crossed*
So here is his latest release, in all of its glory:
Hawksley Workman - Lover/Fighter
Track List:
1. We Will Still Need a Song
2. Even an Ugly Man
3. Wonderful & Sad
4. Anger as Beauty
5. No Reason to Cry Out Your Eyes
6. Tonight Romanticize the Automobile
7. Future Language of Slaves
8. Smoke Baby
9. Autumn's Here
10. Addicted
11. Ilfracombe

To Carry Our Love Away...


Monday, November 28, 2005

When the Night Feels my Song...

To answer Kelly/Jose's question, Canadians actually celebrate the exact same Thanksgiving you do, except ours was held on October the 10th. I have absolutely no idea why they're different.

I don't know if anyone has read the works of Chuck Klosterman, pop culture prophet and senior Spin writer, but I have just picked up his latest book, Killing Yourself to Live:85% of a True Story. I thought his manifesto Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs was absolutely brilliant, so I'm hoping that this one lives up to my high expectations.
In Cocoa Puffs, Klosterman asks his reader several questions that I find very intriguing so I thought I'd post one for you to ask yourself:
You meet your soul mate. However there is a catch: Every three years, someone will break both of your soulmate's collarbones with a Crescent wrench, and there is only one way you can stop this from happening:You must swallow a pill that will make every song you hear-for the rest of your life-sound as if it's being performed by the band Alice in Chains. When you hear Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio it will sound (to your ears) like it's being played by Alice in Chains. If you see Radiohead live, every one of their tunes will sound is it's being covered by Alice in Chains. When you hear a commercial jingle on TV, it will sound like Alice in Chains; if you sing to yourself in the shower, your voice will sound like deceased Alice vocalist Layne Staley performing a capella (but it will only sound this way to you).
Would you swallow the pill? - Chuck Klosterman

I'd be interested to hear your answers and why, so email or comment 'em to me.

Mp3 goodness:
The Cure - Purple Haze(Jimi Hendrix Cover)
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
Hellogoodbye - Bonnie Taylor Shakedown 2K4
The spoken part in the middle of this song just cracks me up.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

If there's a glitch, you're an ostrich, you've got your head in the sand

I know some of Kristi's readers wanted this album posted, and since I'm not nearly as knowledgable, I thought I'd bribe ya...
Pretty Girls Make Graves

Pretty Girls Make Graves - The New Romance
That's right kids, come over to the dark side...

Anywho, here are some early Christmas present for ya:
Mew - The Zookeeper's Boy
Been on repeat for the past few days...
XTC - Dear God
Mellowdrone - Fashionably Uninvited
Patrick Park - Something Pretty
The Album Leaf - Eastern Glow

Happy belated Thanksgiving to any Americans who drop by. Better late than never.
I'm off to procrastinate...

P.S. Nobody comments anymore. Is anyone still reading this thing?

Friday, November 25, 2005

I Can't Believe Life's So Complex...

For those of you who enjoyed the Mysterious Skin soundtrack, my dear friend Caleb has sent me a lovely album containing the works of Erik Satie. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.
Erik Satie

Jay & Silent Bob Soundtrack
And just because I'm a nerd and watched Clerks last night, here a little something from the View Askewniverse. I don't have the Clerks Soundtrack, but I've provided a worthy substitute. I'm aware that about half are movie clips, but they're good ones nonetheless. Contrasts enough with the Satie, don't you think?

1. Interlude Cue Music
2. Jay's Rap
3. Stroke 9 - Kick Some Ass
4. Holden on Affleck
5. Dave Pirner - Tube of Wonderful
6. Cyber Savvy
7. Minibar - Choked Up
8. Doobie Snacks
9. Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
10. Jay & Justice
11. Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
12. Stealing Monkeys
13. PJ Harvey - This is Love
14. Advice From Above
15. Marcy Playground - The Devil's Song
16. Idiots vs. the Internet
17. Run DMC - Tougher Than Leather
18. Willenholly's Woe
19. Bob Schneider - Bullets
20. Touching a Brother's Heart
21. Thomas Rusiak - Hiphopper
22. Two Thumbs Up
23. Bloodhound Gang - Jackass
24. A Smooth Pimp and a Man-Servant
25. Morris Day and the Time - Jungle Love
26. NWP
27. Afroman - Because I Got High
What the fuck is the Internet??

Oasis - Fade In/Out
Here's something that you may or may not know about this tune(I know I was ecstatic to find this out). That's your favourite and mine Johnny Depp that you hear at the beginning and he plays slide guitar(!)for this track and this track alone. Golden!

Keep sending me stuff...Until later!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

She up and died in a fit of vanity

Ok, things seem to be going well, so keep the requests coming because I work much better with feedback. Drop me a line at

This album is specifically for my friend Jordan, living up there in Windsor. VAST has been one of my absolute favourites for awhile, so here is Visual Audio Sensory Theater for you to listen and love.

Since I'm on a constant Canadian music kick, here's one of my favourites from contemporary grunge rockers the Tangiers. To me, they sound like if the Buzzcocks and Richard Hell got into a car crash.
Tangiers - Keep the Living Bodies Warm

Sunny Day Real Estate - Roses in Water
Ok, here's my rediculously old throwback of the week. Sunny Day Real Estate's album How It Feels to Be Something On was dropped all the way back in 1998 and I was really into it a few years back. This song popped up on my Ipod the other day and I've been listening to it ever since. Share in my nostalgia.

Ok, show's over people, tune in next week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight...

To answer an anonymous question, I'm not a huge fan of posting full albums, because I know you're extremely unlikely to purchase them if I do. I will do it occasionally, but I don't want to get into the habit.

It's been a very busy weekend and I've been neglecting my posting. Please don't shun me.

Gentleman Reg is a band based out of Toronto and it seems I'm hearing about them everywhere I go lately. Curiosity finally got the better of me, so I got me a hold of Darby and Joan, their latest release, and I absolutely love it. Here are my favourites.
Gentleman Reg - First Time Everything
Gentleman Reg - It's Not Safe
Gentleman Reg - The Boyfriend Song

Another Canadian band getting a lot of buzz lately is The Populars. I havn't been able to locate their album yet, but a few songs are available on their site, so here's a sample.
The Populars - Hurry Up and Die
The Populars - Shadow That You Cast
The Populars - Away From It All

I'll try not be so neglegent, I'm a bad poster. I hope this redeems me.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Best Happiness Money Can Buy

You will notice that I switched to MegaUpload for outgoing files, but I would appreciate if everything sent to me go through YouSendIt

Thanks for the praise and suggestions, guys. This is still a work in progress, so any opinions on how to better myself are greatly appreciated.

Thanks also to cb for sending me the soundtrack to Mysterious Skin. I've not yet seen the movie, but it's certainly sparked my interest, so I must. I'm really enjoying the soundtrack. Here it is for your insomnia-curing pleasure.
Mysterious Skin OST

I'm trying to live up to all the over-hyping done by Kristi and it's proving difficult. Not cause I'm incompetent, there's just a lot of praise. So the best plan I have right now is to put the ol' Ipod on random and post what comes up. Ok? Ok.

Aqueduct - Hardcore Days and Softcore Nights
Matt Mays & El Torpedo - Cocaine Cowgirl
The Futureheads - Decent Days and Nights
I'm such a sucker for The Futureheads ever since I saw them live last year and they were fan-fucking-tastic
Stars - Reunion

Hooray for Shuffle!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Sleeping With the Lights On

Welcome to Lost on Purpose, yet another blog about the sharing and appreciation of music by a bored little Canadian girl. Good music. It's still a work in progress, so I'll be tweaking here and there, but the aim won't change.
If any of you are thinking that this is going to be as good as That Girl Needs Therapy by the stimulating Kristi Helmes, don't get your hopes up, because hers is the best thing since sliced bread and you'll just be disappointed. I will, however, do my very best because I love spreading the music around, so any requests I get will be loved like my children. I don't really have children, but you get it.
I would hate for my music geekery at any time to turn into music snobbery, so if I ever sound too pompous, email me at and take me down a few pegs.
But I love mail about music, so to get the ball rolling, could you send me a little bit of anything you've been listening to lately? Open my eyes to something I might not have heard before, because I'm very non-discriminatory about my taste, so all will be sampled. I will do my best to return the favour, but you're probably all more knowledgeable than me. (Please, please send them through YouSendIt )

Here's a few random songs that just came up on my Ipod. Not new ones, mind you, and I know you've all heard them before, and I know they've been out forever, but who cares, right?

The Dears - Lost in the Plot
The Breeders - Happiness is a Warm Gun (Beatles cover, but you know that)
AC Newman - On the Table
Johnette Napolitano - Suicide Note
Seems Johnette(Concrete Blonde)is everywhere I go nowadays. Suicide Note is from the Underworld Soundtrack.
Bell X1 - Eve, The Apple of my Eye
The Faint - Desperate Guys
Esthero - We R In Need of a Musical Revolution
Teitur - Sleeping with the Lights On

Check 'em out, there's far more to come.