This week, instead of talking about the games we’re playing, we sharing what music, podcasts, etc. we’re listening to. Looking through the list, we’ve definitely got an eclectic mix of stuff. In the end though, I think I like Steve Fraden’s answer the best…classic!
So here’s what we’re listening to at our desks, on our iPods, and everywhere in between…
Liz Beetem, Artist: Throbbing Gristle, Foetus, The Legendary Pink Dots, Current 93, Imminent Starvation, Terrorfakt (although someone needs to hold an intervention between him and vocal samples), and fellow snooty-games-are-art-Silent Hill fan Yahtzee and his Zero Punctuation reviews
Ricardo Gonzalez, Not Hip Enough to be Square: Daft Punk – Discovery, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones, Metric – Live It Out
“Coach” Dan Geske, QA: Metallica – … And Justice For All, Chris LeDoux – Horsepower, Les Miserables 10-year reunion show, 97.9 FM “Mickey and Amelia in the Morning”, The Silly Soundtracks to Awkward Super Bowl commercials, the screams and shouts of wrestling spectators and coaches at a match on Saturday.
Megan Sawyer, Painting It Black: The Crow Soundtrack by Graeme Revell, various tracks from Rob Zombie, Sisters of Mercy, Voltaire, Switchblade Symphony and about a million other bands shuffled around on my iPod. In podcasts, I’m listening to episode 76 of NoobToob.com’s weekly game review thing.
Craig Lafferty, Football Fall Guy: Saliva – Ladies and Gentlemen. It’s that song from the PS3 commercials, the good ones with the morphing PS3. And they say advertising doesn’t work. I can’t get that song out of my head (or off my iPod).
Steve Fraden: My wife’s nagging voice.
Nate Ellis, Design Intern: Podcasts – 1up Yours, This American Life, The Instance, and 12 Byzantine Rulers. Music – VNV nation – Judgement, Wolfmother – Wolfmother, and Seal – System.
Brian Bloomfield: Death – Human, At the Gates – Slaughter of the Soul, Nevermore – Politics of Ecstasy
Ruben Brown, QA Lead: Listening to DJ Biskit on Handzon Radio (Boomp-tsss-pap-tsss-boomp-tsss-pap-tsss-boomp-tsss-pap-tsss-boomp…)
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: 1Up Yours podcast, Full Moon podcast, Bungie Studios podcast, Radiohead – In Rainbows, Super Furry Animals – Hey Venus!, Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight, The View – Hats Off to the Buskers.
Matt Ouzounian, Master of the Obvious: Queens of the Stone Age (pretty much everything by them), Flogging Molly (trying to get some of their new stuff a listen), and a variety of Science! related shows. Plus, if I go out, I’ll probably hear a bunch of pop stuff.
Ryan Ashford, QA Engineer and Audiophile: DJ Cam, DJ Krush, Nicola Conte, Jazzanova, Nuspirit Helsinki, Kruder & Dorfmeister, and… for a change of pace…Nico Muhly, Minus the Bear, Telefon Tel Aviv, and Husky Rescue.
Louis Riley, QA: Massive Attack – Blue Lines, Sizzla – Da Real Thing, Deltron 3030 – Deltron 3030, Freeland – Now and Them
Nathan McDyer: Amon Amarth – With Oden on Our Side, The Mars Volta – The Bedlem In Goliath, Desaparecidos – Read Music/Speak Spanish, Mando Diao – Hurricane Bar, Mastodon – Blood Mountain
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Ex-Girl – Endangered Species, Holly Golightly – Truly She Is None Other, Experimental Aircraft – Love For The Last Time, The National – Cherry Tree
Ashley Cheng, Producer: Podcasts including Technology, Fresh Air, Pop Culture, Books and Food from NPR, This American Life, The Tony Kornheiser Show, Game Theory, Ethicist, NYT Front Page, Google Developer. Music – Coldplay, Fountains of Wayne, They Might Be Giants, Maroon 5.
Jeff Browne, Level Designer: Currently listening to Flogging Molly on my iPod while I work. The Ol’ Beggars Bush and Factory Girls seemed to get played a lot.
Erin Losi: Paramore – Riot!, Juno – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Britney Spears – Blackout (don’t judge me!)
Jesse Tucker: Pantera – 101 Proof, Plug – Drum’n’Bass For Papa, Pixies – Death to the Pixies, Infected Mushroom – I’m the Supervisor
Ryan Salvatore, Art Intern: James Horner â€“ A Beautiful Mind and Braveheart soundtracks, BÃ©la Fleck and the Flecktones – Outbound
Aaron Mitschelen: GUST – Ar Tonelico Soundtrack, Fauxliage – Fauxliage, Tenpei Sato – … LOTS of his stuff, from lots of different CDs
Fred Zeleny, Musical Misfit: I’ve cultivated a very complicated musical collection â€“ in the same way that a mad scientist may cultivate an extremely virulent strain of weaponized smallpox. My aural arsenal includes B-Star’s country/hip-hop cover of Cypress Hill’s “How I Could Just Kill A Man”, oddly hysterical metal-like Lordi’s “Devil Is A Loser”, and an assortment of excellent mashups from BootieUSA, DJ Earworm, and Mashuptown.
Mark Lampert, Sound Design: Battles – Mirrored, Delbo – Grande Finesse, any number of albums from The Fall and Frank Zappa.
Mike Lattanzia, QA: The Dreaming – Etched in Blood, Stabbing Westward, Mest, Last.fm
Mike Lipari: Magnetic Fields, Camera Obscura, The Stone Roses, A Perfect Circle.
Jonah Lobe: Syreeta – She’s Leaving Home, Kamikaze Hearts – No One Called You a Failure, Spoon – Black Like Me.
Dane Olds, Artist: Amon Amarth – With Oden On Our Side, At The Gates – Slaughter of the Soul, The Absence – Riders of the Plague, The Black Dahlia Murder – Nocturnal.
Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Boards of Canada, Mogwai, Saru, Ulrich Schnauss, Little People, Underworld and Primus, of course.
Adam Adamowicz: Skinny Puppy, obnoxious house music, Shooby Taylor.
And Phil Nelson As Himself: The Cries Of A Losing TF Team, Opie And Anthony, Juno Soundtrack (Kimya Dawson = awesome), Impossibles â€“ Anthology, (bunch of bands you’ve never heard of to make me sound cool).