Laura (tavella) wrote,

  • Music:


Tonight was another running of cyranocyrano's gurps campaign. With the Most Cautious Party Ever. We are all with the planning and the strategic care. Other parties might poke the magic womwom, but no, we go back to our home node to do more research!

On the way home, I was listening to the Stanford radio station. It's usually a hit or miss proposition, but it was a hour of industrial music tonight, and I heard one song that I had to get the name of. I had my suspicions that it was Einstürzende Neubauten, and after about half an hour of sitting in my car reading (I didn't want to bother going in and trying to find the station on the radio), I got the id. And I was right -- EN. After a check through Google, I determined that what sounded like Salomon Drinan was Salamandrina, and I'm currently snapping it off Audiogalaxy.

All of which has led me to the conclusion that I have a better ear and memory for music than my tone-deafness would make logical. Because I haven't heard EN to know it for something like 20 years; in my freshman year in high school, one of friends was on a big EN kick, and played their albums for me. I'm sure I've heard some songs in clubs and college radio, but not identified. And two decades later I can recognize the style and sound well enough to pick it out on a song that wasn't even in existence back then.
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