Dancing in the Dark

Dancing Barefoot” – U2
Dancing in the Dark” – Bruce Springsteen
Dancing Queen” – U2
Dancing Through Sunday” – AFI
Dancing With the One-Legged…” – Marilyn Manson
Danger is the Shame” – Iris
Danny Farrell” – The Dubliners
Dante’s Lament” – Clerks Soundtrack
Dante’s Prayer” – Loreena McKennitt
Darby O’Leary” – The Dubliners
Darkangel” – VNV Nation
Darkangel (Apocalyptic Mix)” – VNV Nation
Darkangel (Azrael)” – VNV Nation
Darkangel (Gabriel)” – VNV Nation
The Dark Night of the Soul” – Loreena McKennitt
Dark Star (Excerpt)” – The Greatful Dead
Darkest Days” – Stabbing Westward
The Darkest Star” – Depeche Mode
Darkness/Influence” – Neuroticfish

Despite the Bruce Springsteen title, there’s a lot of OONCE OONCE OONCE and stuff for the St. Patty’s Day mix.  I find it interesting that artists tend to cluster – two songs each by Loreena McKennitt, The Dubliners, and U2 (covers both!).  Three remixes of one song by VNV doesn’t really count, though.

And I’ll be posting two this week, because I forgot to hit post last week.  I’d actually written it, I just forgot to post it.

Country-Control

Country-Control

Control” – The Birthday MassacreHaunted
Control” – Poe
Control” – Stabbing Westward
Control” – VNV Nation
Coraline” – Rasputina
Coraline” – Rose Berlin
Cork Hornpipe” – The Dubliners
Cornflake Girl” – Tapping the Vein
Cornflake Girl” – Tori Amos
Corporal Clegg” – Pink Floyd
Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long)” – Passengers
Could’ve Gone Mad” – Poe
Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of The War Drums” – A Perfect Circle
Country Comforts” – Rod Stewart
Country Song” – Pink Floyd

Two great tracks from Poe in here.  Poe had two albums, Hello and Haunted, which were both beautiful pieces of work. She had some insanity with her record label, and has yet to record a third after 13 years.  It’s one of those situations where the first two were so good that I really want a third, but I’m afraid it might not be as good.

Haunted was a weird album that served as the musical companion to an even weirder book, House of Leaves, by Poe’s brother, Mark Z. Danielewski.  If you’ve never read it,  highly recommend getting the book and the album together.  Also, a tape measure.   You’ll definitely want a tape measure.

 

Circle – City

Circle – City

Circle” – Sarah McLachlan
Circle of Stone” – Laura Powers
Circling Overland” – VNV Nation
Circuit Breaker” – Röyksopp
Cirrus Minor” – Pink Floyd
Cities in Dust” – Siouxsie and the Banshees
Cities On Flame (ETI Live)” – Blue Öyster Cult
Cities On Flame” – Blue Öyster Cult
Cities On Flame With Rock & Roll” – Blue Öyster Cult
Cities On Flame With Rock & Roll (A Long Day’s Night)” – Blue Öyster Cult
City of Angels” – Gabriel Yared
City of Blinding Lights” – U2
“City of Blinding Lights (Communication)” – U2
City of Blinding Lights (U22)” – U2
City of Hate” – Toadies

I’ve only seen Blue Öyster Cult once, but they were a fun act.  I got the the chance to see Sarah McLachlan at the last Lilith Fair revival, and she played a 30 minute set that included two covers, one ensemble song with the other artists, and one song from a soundtrack that didn’t make it onto an album.  Parking in Camden cost more than the ticket to the show.  I would love to see her in a full concert setup though.  I’ve seen VNV Nation twice, and despite being a completely electronic band, they put on a very high energy show that’s a lot of fun.

I’ve seen U2 a total of five times in concert: Elevation tour 2001 at the First Union Center, Vertigo Tour 2005 at the Izod Center and Wachovia Center, U2 360 2009 at Giants Stadium and 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field.  The last two were the worst and best of those shows, respectively, but a “bad” U2 show is still a U2 show and it still blows your mind.

Here’s a shot I took at the last one:

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Blue

I don’t have as many songs starting with ‘Blue’ as I do ‘Black,’ but I do have more songs with ‘Blue’ in the title.  A lot of Pink Floyd in there, too.

I couldn’t find a video version of Bullet the Blue Sky from Rattle & Hum, but it’s one of my favorite versions, and possibly my second favorite clip from the movie (the best being Sunday Bloody Sunday, one of the most powerful and charged U2 performances.)

Some of my band favorites are on this list: “Blue Dress” by Depeche Mode, “Chasing Blue Sky” by Queensrÿche, “Post Blue” by Placebo.  This list does show my age, though, with some great 90s stuff scattered about.

We’ll start the list off with three creepy videos, two (predictably) from Tool, and one from The Birthday Massacre.

Blue” – A Perfect Circle
(Also, second bonus creeptacular Tool video.)
Blue” – The Birthday Massacre
Blue” – Sarah McLachlan
Blue American” – Placebo
Blue Cyberia” – This Ascension
Blue Dress” – Depeche Mode
Blue Light” – David Gilmour
Blue Monday” – Orgy
The Blue Nun” – Beastie Boys
Blue Train” – Page & Plant

 

Behind Blue Eyes” – The Who
Bitter Suite/Brief Encounter/Lost Weekend/Blue Angel” – Marillion
Bullet the Blue Sky (Live from Slane Castle)” – U2
Bullet the Blue Sky (The Joshua Tree)” – U2
“Bullet the Blue Sky (Rattle & Hum)” – U2
Caribbean Blue” – Enya
Chasing Blue Sky” – Queensrÿche
A Different Kind of Blue” – Passengers
Eon Blue Apocalypse” – Tool
Golgotha Tenement Blues” – Machines of Loving Grace
Goodbye Blue Sky” – Pink Floyd
Jugband Blues” – Pink Floyd
Lonesome Johnny Blues” – Cracker
More Blues” – Pink Floyd
Out of the Blue” – David Gilmour
Perfect Blue Buildings” – Counting Crows
Post Blue” – Placebo
Razor Blues” – Tapping the Vein
Roadhouse Blues” – Blue Öyster Cult
Shotgun Blues” – Guns N’ Roses
“True Blue” – Rod Stewart
Your Blue Room” – Passengers