Moo-man's Music page

Okay, I'll confess. I have an addiction to music. I once calculated that while in college, I spent more money on music than on tuition. Ouch. And that was before I had a Real Job. But then I got Married, so I've cut down a lot. ;) Still, music is something that matters to me, so I've put together this page of relevant links.
First of all, in my quest for music, I often hear lots of recommendations. I've compiled most of these together into a wishlist so I don't have to keep it all memorized. If you're getting rid of something that is on my list, please let me know, I might make you an offer for it.
I have a separate list of "Mind-melting" music that was suggested to me by the great folks on the IDM music list. These were tunes they said made them want to crank their stereos to the limits and liquefy their brains. Cool. If you know of others, please let me know...
In the interest of housecleaning, I have some hard-to-find Duran Duran (and spinoffs) vinyl for sale. Again, let me know if you're interested.
One artist that is little known but deserves to get some wider attention is Happy Rhodes. Yes, that really is her name. She's a singer/songwriter from the New York area whose voice has been likened to Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, and sometimes Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. There is an Internet "fan club" for her, called Ecto (Named after one of her albums). We're trying to spread the word about her, so if you're into any of the artists listed above, try tracking some of her music down! The links above leads to a fairly comprehensive site about Happy and her fans.

Desert Island Discs
One way of indicating musical tastes is to come up with a list of "Desert Island Discs", or the ten favorite cds that one would choose if they had to be stranded on a desert island.
Here are my D.I.D. selections (in alphabetical order):
Art of Noise - In No Sense? Nonsense! - Underrated musical geniuses
Cocteau Twins - Treasure - Gotta have Liz Frazier's angelic voice to keep me company!
Peter Gabriel - Passion soundtrack - Lush mystical ambience
Jean-Michel Jarre - Zoolook - A masterpiece of electronic sampling and manipulation.
The Orb - Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld - The disc that got me into ambient dub.
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon - I'd take the whole set if I could, but if I gotta pick one...
Paul Simon - Graceland - Rhymin' Simon meets Zydeco meets Ladysmith Black Mombazo
Styx - Equinox - A favorite of mine for two decades now
The Sundays - reading, writing, and arithmetic - The beautiful voice of Harriet Wheeler
John Williams - Accidental Tourist soundtrack - The contemplative soundtrack to a favorite movie of mine.

plus honorable mentions that I might accidently grab in my haste to flee the sinking ship:
Akira soundtrack - Unique Japanese soundtrack to the anime movie. piron! piron!
Horizon 222 - Through The Round Window - Cool trance/ambient/dub from Canada
New Order - Substance - Classic synthpop. I'd prefer a custom compilation, but this is close enough
Steve Parsons - Sunrise - a new age disc I found in a cutout bin that no one seems to have heard of
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather or The Sky is Crying - Gotta have Little Wing or Tin Pan Alley. Essential guitar blues.


And of course, no music page would be complete without a list of favorite artists!:
ABBA, Amorphous Androgynous, Art Of Noise, Banco de Gaia, Kate Bush, Camouflage, Clannad, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Brian Eno, Enya, Future Sound Of London, Peter Gabriel, Hardfloor, Horizon 222, Irresistible Force (Mixmaster Morris), Jean-Michel Jarre, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin, Sarah McLachlan, Moon 7 Times (and precursor, Area), Bill Nelson, New Order, The Orb, William Orbit, Orbital, Pink Floyd, Plastikman, Happy Rhodes, Rose Chronicles, Paul Simon, Styx, Sundays, This Mortal Coil, Underworld, Vangelis, Vapourspace, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Josh Wink, Zoviet France.

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