Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Originally posted on xanga.

I just watched the movie Serenity. It was a great movie. I love sci-fi films that entertain and have a message. I have to watch the cancelled TV show Firefly now. Sometime in the future. One of the things that kept popping up as I was watching is that it reminded me of how much I like the anime Cowboy Beebop.

Props to Joss and crew for getting this made. Too bad they couldn't have made this into a franchise.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Trance Songs

Originally posted on xanga.

Way Out West - The Gift
Having been a newbie to trance than, this song lead me through many hours of study time. Whenever I hear the voice, it takes me back to those college days.

Lost Tribe - Gamemaster
This is one of 2 songs that made "Tranceport" so good for me over the years. Being an avid pc gamer, this is a theme song of sorts.

System f - out of the blue
I haven't heard a mix I didn't like of this song yet, but the original stands as the best version. When Ferry played this at the Mayan a few years back, I went ballistic.

Sasha - Xpander
I heard this song while paying a video game (don't remember which one anymore). Upon finding out that it was a CD single, I promptly bought it and its been a regular in my Cd player ever since. I didn't even know who Sasha was back than.

Gus Gus - Purple (Sasha v. The Light)
Polydistortion was already a steady listen of mine, but when I heard this version on Tranceport, it set my mind ablaze.

Plant Phunk - Chase the Sun
I don't know what mix Dave Seamen dropped a few years back at Spundae, but that night, this was the song that made him one of my favorits DJs.

Olive - You're Not alone
I can't recall which mix it was, but it was on the CD single. Back when Egil was running GrooveRadio on the actual radio, this song was a staple. Although I've never heard the version that I love so much, I was always happy to hear the song.

Harmonix - Landslide
That U2 guitar link in the background always made me move. I always put this one on to remind of those early days of surfing the internet. I'd have this song on repeat as I built my first geocities web pages.

Binary Finary - 1998
Having heard it for the first time off Tranceport, I've enjoyed the other million mixes of this song just as much.

Depeche Mode - Free Love (Version Sasha plays)
I heard this on some of his mixes around the October 2001 time frame. Looks like it'd been moved off his rotation by November 2001 at the Mayan.

Opus III - It's A Fine Day
KROQ use to play this song on and off before it became the modern day version of KNAC. That voice rang in my head and I went out and bought the CD. Although its come back as a Miss Jane version. I still enjoy the Opus III version the best.

Libra present Taylor - Calling Your Name
This may be one of my all time favorite songs, not just trance. The haunting voice of Jan Johnston has made me go back repeatedly to her new songs. But this stands the test of time. Been featured on a GU009 and American Pie. When I hear one of the better mixes, it still makes my shiver.