Music Shuffle Monday 10.04.10

http://www.veryicon.com/icon/png/Media/iPod,%20Therefore%20I%20Am/iPod%20Mini%20Blue.png1. "Vicious Betrayal" by All That Remains
I first heard of these guys when they had a song in Saw III. A lot of my shifts at the theater were spent in the projection booth and since Saw had some good rockin' end credit music, I'd tend to turn up the speakers when threading the other movies (this was before we went digital). I learned their song "Six" was on Guitar Hero too and I ended up getting their 2 albums that were out at the time. This song is on one of them. They're heavy and the vocals are similar to Atreyu but a bit better in my opinion! If you like heavy sounding bands or Atreyu I'd recommend checking out All That Remains.

2. "Paradise By The Dashboard" by Meatloaf
Ah, one of the ultimate "innuendo filled" songs from yester-year! This song always amused me when I was younger by the baseball jargon in the last third part of the song. It wasn't until I was older that I actually "got" it, lol... I kinda forgot about it until it was mentioned on one of those VH1 nostalgia specials, and then my co-manager buddy at the theater put it on one of his mix CDs he brought in (hilariously, whenever the boss came in for his shift on days I opened, this song was usually playing when he walked in! lol... he eventually commented on the strange coincidence and banned me from playing that mix CD at the start of the day cuz he was tired of hearing the same song every day when he came in, lol... what can I say, we had a lack of variety when it came to CDs I liked in the office!). The song was also featured/parodied (with Meatloaf as the dad and Tiffany as the mom) in this GoPhone commercial not too long ago too.

3. "Mark David Chapman" by Mindless Self Indulgence
This is a typical MSI song with rock mixed with electronics. Upbeat, catchy... not really a whole lot to say about it!

4. "Nutshell" by Adema
Off their extended play album Insomniac's Dream (which was released before their official 2nd album Unstable), it's a bit of a more mellow song with more strings and acoustics thrown in. Not typical Adema if ya ask me.

5. "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem feat. Rihanna
Overplayed, yes. Controversial, maybe. Musically it's pretty though and easy to listen to and I couldn't help but give in and get a copy of this one. I'm actually pretty impressed by the new Eminem album in general - it seems a bit more honest and relatable than a lot of his outrageous previous albums. This song is about being in a relationship that you know is bad, abusive and unhealthy, but for whatever reason you can't bring yourself to up and leave like you know you should. I think most people can relate to it in some form, as many have been a relationship at some point where you knew it wasn't good or healthy, but looking back, you wonder why you did leave sooner. It has both points of view too - you can really hear Em share the side of the abuser and the internal struggle where he realizes what he's doing is wrong and abusive and he promises to stop and make things right, but he struggles with anger and reverts to old habits quickly; Rihanna shares the victim's side of how one can struggle with leaving the bad relationship, how it's not so easy to just say enough and up and leave like one would think.


  1. This a great post! I agree about the Eminem/Rihanna song. It's well made. -Matt Jeske

  2. Love me some Meatloaf. Classic.

    I didn't care for the Eminem/Rihanna song the first time I heard it, but I was watching the video and can't stand Megan Fox, so that may have had something to do with it. The song has since grown on me.


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