A random mixed bag was this show, but I’ll have a theme and maybe even an album spotlight next week! Enjoy!
This is the first quickstart flight that all IYP users are advised to fly. It’s short, and you get used to checklists and ATC. Next up? VFR approaches… and non-towered airports… Take that, EuroFly. That is not a diss on EuroFly, understand this.
This is the first Whole Dang musical Spectrum Christmas show, and there will be more to follow! Stay tuned!
I play this new fantasy arcade train simulator from Galaxy Laboratory. Just as with his other games, the music is amazing. Check it out!
Doing something a bit different this week. Therefore, if I did everything right, no playlist is needed.
EuroFly is the latest audio game. Enjoy this seven hour EuroFly stream, now a podcast!
Welcome to another Whole Dang Musical Spectrum. Tonight, I added a bunch of tracks to my library that were laying around on other drives. as a result, new music was heard. Rememver, the show is live every Wednesday from 8-11 PM Eastern, only on XTFM.
- Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Salt of the Sea
- Robbie Fulks – May the Best Man Win
- Shinedown – State of My Head
- Bif Naked – Choking On the Truth
- Lonnie Spiker – It’s All Over Town
- Rachel Chan – Ready and Waiting
- The Barefoot Movement – Restless Heart
- Will Hoge – The Highway’s Home
- CHVRCHES – Get Away
- Adam Young – Kennesaw Mountain
- Charlie Thompson – I Miss You Already (feat. TK Smith, Jeremy JW Wakefield, Dave Stuckey & Wally Hersom)
- Killswitch Engage – Quiet Distress
- Dave Matthews Band – Time Bomb
- LEN – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
- Becky Buller – American Corner
- The Infamous Stringdusters – I Believe (feat. Lee Ann Womack)
- Bernard “Slim” Smith – Breadline Blues 1932
- Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott – Ave Maria
- Rhonda Vincent – Jolene
- Michael Patrick – Your Top Ten
- Ancient Bards – Gates of Noland
- Tape Five – City of Lights
- Pistol Annies – Boys from the South
- Vedera – We Sing
- Fuel – Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
- The Sounds – Dorchester Hotel
- No Doubt – Spiderwebs
- Katy Rose – Enchanted
- Amberian Dawn – Wings Are My Eyes
- Clique Girlz – How Do You Like Me So Far?
- DJ Sequenza Meets Megastylez – Colour Of My Dreams (Jens O. Remix Edit)
- Letters to Cleo – Lets Get High
- PVRIS – Let Them In
- beFour – Live Your Dream
- Staind – Can’t Believe
- Crossfade – Starless
- Sleeping With Sirens – Go Go Go
- Amberian Dawn – Lost Soul
- Masterplan – Enlighten Me
- Dunderpatrullen – Johnny Castaway
- Armin Van Buuren Feat. Jacqueline Govaert – Never Say Never
- Flyleaf – Traitor
- Kaci Brown – Make You Love Me
- Demi Lovato – Solo
Please note: I spoil the crap out of Season 3, episode 1. If you have not watched this episode and do not want spoilers, come back to this after you’ve watched it in full. I wrote this originally as a Creative Writing assignment, and intended to make a review, but it unfortunately turned out to be a heavy spoilerific review.
“Black Mirror” is one of those Netflix shows that strikes a chord with its audience on many levels. What is Black Mirror’s audience? People who love horror, technology, gritty stories and standalone stories that in many ways mirror reality will love Black Mirror. Jenna Wortham, in a New York Times article at the beginning of last year, sums up “Black Mirror” in one fluid sentence. “Each episode of “Black Mirror”— named for the way our screens look while powered down— paints a different nightmarescape of a future gone technologically awry.” (Wortham, 2015) The first episode she cites for instance would probably not be my first choice to use if I were the one writing this article. I do, however, like her description of the episode entitled “Hotshot”. “Another imagines a post-peak-oil future, wherein people generate energy, and currency by pedaling on stationary bikes, and the only escape from the drudgery is reality-show fame.” (Wortham, 2015) “Hotshot” was the episode that really started to make me think about the reality of, say, App Store purchases on a smartphone or digital downloadable content in video games. In that society, the Exercise Bikes are like working. The characters peddle their ass off in the hopes to get these “Merits” that can be spent on mostly necessities. As with a good majority of in-app purchases on any app store, these purchases can often spend a day’s work of Merits. For example, some toothpaste dispensed from a dispenser for the Main Character to brush his teeth cost over 100,000 Merits. The biggest expense in this society is a ticket to be a Contestant on “Hotshot” a show within the episode making jabs at American Idol/The Ex Factor.
Another episode that just came out last month when “Black Mirror” became a hit for Netflix exclusively is “Nose Dive.” In this future, people are rated on a scale of 1-5. Similar to rating a restaurant on Yelp , the rating determines everything, including criminal status. The 4.0-5.0s are the high, upper-class elites. They get the best housing, first-class flights and tend to have elitist friends. As we all know from our own society, people can be pretty nasty. When these characters are forced to show their social profile in this episode, where every action will cause a sore or dip in ratings, behavior is more about a number, not about love, feelings or anything else that drives us to behave. Society norms in this episode entirely rely on rating.
The main character learns this cruel system first hand, as her journey rating wise starts at a fine 5. When she gets to the wedding she was supposed to be a bridesmaid at, her rating drops to a 2. She just brushed by someone drinking a cup of coffee, spilling it. That person chose to give her one star. Her rating went down a bit, which made her unable to board a first-class flight since her rating was below the requirement for it. Then, she talked back to and cursed out the clerk at the airport. Security, as punishment, knocked her rating down by one whole point, making it a three or so. She was denied access to the wedding by her former friend, the bride, who’s still sitting at a 5.0 rating. When all was said and done and she made her speech; the others at the wedding scoffed at her rating. Everyone at the wedding gave her one star, essentially telling her that she was no longer welcomed there, and her rating plummeted to 1.0 which meant jail.
Lastly, “Black Mirror” is a dark, at times twisted show that really makes one think about the possible price of having access to technology in this digital age. With “Black Mirror,” it examines the technology we use and gives us a startling look at how bad it may become in the wrong hands, or even as it develops over time.
Wortham, Jenna. “‘Black Mirror’ and the Horrors and Delights of Technology.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 31 Jan. 2015. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.
Welcome to another week of The Whole Dang Musical Spectrum. It was a blast live, so be sure to tune in next time!
Everything goes tonight!
- Bowling for Soup – America (Wake Up Amy) [feat. Scott Reynolds and Parry Gripp]
- Gloryhammer – Universe On Fire
- The Agonist – …And Their Euglogies Sang Me to Sleep
- Otep – Confrontation
- Trivium – Until the World Goes Cold
- Genki Rockets – Star Line
- DIABULUS IN MUSICA – Encounter at Chronos’ Maze
- Ava Inferi – A Portal
- Angelus Apatrida – Tug of War
- Lunatic DJs – Baby Love (Stylez Meets Tonteufel Hardcore Remix Edit)
- Huntress – Blood Sisters
- Midnattsol – Dancing With The Midnight Sun
- Christian Mistress – III
- Judicator – Lucid Nightmare
- Volbeat – Black Rose
- Becky – I Wanna Be A Ninja (Speedisko Version)
- Lucky Twice – Push
- The Dollyrots – Get Weird
- David Garrett – Carmen Fantasie
- Corb Lund – Sadr City
- Nonfinite – Alien Concepts
- Tim Waurick – Higher and Higher (feat. The Gas House Gang, Vocal Spectrum & Micah Stull)
- Veruca Salt – Save You
- Richard Cheese – Freak On a Leash
- The Pretty Reckless – Waiting for a Friend
- Tegan and Sara – Hang on to the Night
- LukHash – Winter Error
- Nina Gordon – Hold On to Me
- Elysion – Don’t Say A Word
- Franz Tornado and the Akihabara Maids – Maid Attack
- Brad Paisley – Those Crazy Christians
- Dave Rawlings Machine – The Weekend
- Voices of Ascension Chorus, Dennis Keene & Voices of Ascension Orchestra – Lion King: Circle of Life (in the style of Gregorian Chant)
- Tonight Alive – Hell and Back
- J.D. Malone & The Experts – Silver From (Live)
- The Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows
- Big Country Bluegrass – The Hound Dog from Harlan
- The Beach Boys – Heroes and Villains
- The Cox Family – Too Far Gone
Welcome to this special Whole Dang Musical Spectrum! It’s the Spectrum you’ve come to know and love for the past seven months, but this one celibrates the five year Anniversary of the show’s flagship and so far only station,
- Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage
- Avenged Sevenfold – Higher
- Avenged Sevenfold – Exist
- Temperance – Unspoken Words
- Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
- Darkest Sins – Far Away
- Little Mix – F.U.
- Cover Comparison #1: The Beach Boys – In My Room/Aubrie Sellers – In My Room (Live Studio Version) [Bonus Track]
- Mark Chesnutt – Neither Did I
- Immediate – Serenata Immortale
- Shania Twain – No One Needs to Know
- The Agonist – Chlorpromazine
- Jesse Dayton – One for the Dance Halls
- Dinosaur Jr. – Start Choppin
- Ellie Goulding – Devotion
- Speedmaster – Burning Heart (Ferrari Mix)
- The Bottle Rockets – Building Chryslers
- Miss Leslie & Jason Allen – Let’s Start Over (feat. Jason Allen)
- In This Moment – Into the Darkness
- Epica – Burn to a Cinder
- Nerf Herder – Doctor Who
- The Rubyz – Ladies and Gentleman
- Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott – La Gitana
- Power Salad – Plastic Thingy
- Linear John – Plates
- Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – I Took a Slip
- Eminem – Guilty Conscience
- Smosh – Netflix Conscience
- Cover Comparison #2: Descendents – Nothing With You/The Dollyrots – Nothing With You (Acoustic)
- Zane Williams – Bringin’ Country Back
- Zane Williams – Church of Country Music
- Smosh – IntergalacWhip
- Smosh – Predicate Rap
- Covox – A Billion Suns
- OVERHEAD CHAMPION – Tension
- OVERHEAD CHAMPION – Summer Beach
- OVERHEAD CHAMPION – Forget-Me-Not
- Cover Comparison #3: Blind Melon – No Rain/The Barefoot Movement – No Rain
- Bryan Cox & DJ 19 – Tune in Tokyo (TKNO Remix)
- Covox – Attack Vector
- Covox – Adult Checksum Corrupt