Top 5 Christmas Songs in Daniel Bishop’s earholes

  1. O Come O Come Emmanuel – August Burns Red
  2. O Holy Night – Becoming the Archetype
  3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Fit for a King
  4. Little Drummer Boy – August Burns Red
  5. Silent Night – Forevermore

So good!


These are my jam

I realize the phrase is supposed to be, “this is my jam“, but there are three songs I can’t quit listening to on Rdio.

Becoming the Archetype owns my ears when I hear one of these songs come on. I especially love the transition/build from gorgeous, yet mournful piano to the powerful, pounding warcry-esque conclusion of Elemental Wrath. Man, it stirs me up. Here’s part of the song:


Tron: Legacy Reconfigured

I wasn’t really wow’d by the movie, but I can’t stop listening to Tron: Legacy Reconfigured. It’s such a great collection of remixes. There is certainly great source material to work from. Daft Punk did a fantastic job w/ the OST.

My favorites:

  • Derezzed (Remixed by The Glitch Mob)
  • Adagio for Tron (Remixed by Teddybears)



First 10 Songs

Instructions: Go into your media player of choice (iTunes, Songbird, Winamp, etc.), arrange all your songs alphabetically, then list the first 10 that show up. And be honest.

  1. A&E – Goldfrapp
  2. A). Shepherds of the Northern Pasture – Joy Electric
  3. Able to Love – Benny Benassi & The Biz
  4. Acquiesce – Stavesacre
  5. Adagio & Transfiguration – Final Fantasy Movie
  6. Adagio for Strings – DJ TiĆ«sto
  7. Agnus Dei / Worthy – Third Day
  8. Alive – Daft Punk
  9. Alive – Drain S.T.H.
  10. All Around Me – Flyleaf

Your turn.


That which he hears

I recently learned something very important about retention in my son’s life at this point:

It happens.

I think Martha had gone out to do some shopping or was in the shower… I don’t remember exactly. Joey, Abby, and I were entertaining ourselves in the living room. On my way into the kitchen to do some dishes, I started up Songbird to play some music (FFVIII Piano Collection).

After 15 minutes or so, I turned to find Joey sitting at the computer, ‘chair-dancing’ and pretending to use the mouse.

“Play pew-er, Da-y. Play pew-er!”

“Are you playing computer?”


I dried off my hands and wandered over to play with him for a while. We clicked a few random songs and then ended up on the Songbird homepage. He quickly spotted the screencast and instructed me to click on it. It’s basically a ‘this is songbird, here’s feature a, it can also do feature b’ kinda thing. At one point, the narrator says ‘songbird’ in a distinctive, movie trailer-ish way… it made me chuckle. Joey imitated him and we both laughed. It’s a hoot to hear a two year-old attempt (and mostly pull off) speaking in a deep, dramatic voice.

I forget what we did after that, but I’d thought nothing of it until he said it again in the bathtub last night.

“Songbird” he said, complete w/ furrowed eyebrows and dramatic depth.

Fathers beware.