Sunday, November 7, 2010

Paper push

So right now there is a huge push to get three manuscripts out the door by the end of the year (two of which I am first author on so no pawning it off on anyone else).  On top of getting more than "preliminary" data for an upcoming conference in January.

Therefore, Dr. Zeek needs some new music for her iPod.  Any suggestions*?  I have been obsessively listening to Mumford and Sons lately, although now I am getting a tad bored with the album (and I have a tendency to do that--listen over and over to an album till my brain turns to mush).  I need things that I can rock out to in and out of the lab and have no problems listening to Metallica (old-school---not the new crap off of "St. Anger") while I am writing a paper**.

As an indicator of what I like- my iPod has almost everything that I can find from Social Distortion, Eve 6, Led Zeppelin***, Buckcherry and a hodgepodge of Motley Crue, Guns N Roses and the whatnot. 

So, any new bands you cannot stop listening to?  Send them my way.  It is going to be a long winter.

*and if anyone suggests Lady Gaga,  I do believe that I will suggest they be drawn and quartered (I understand-Buckcherry in comparison is not the greatest).  Not my cup of tea. 

**For some reason, this absolutely stunned my collaborator.  He, on the other hand needs complete silence or some mamsy-pansy classical or Kenny G going on to write.  Please, listening to that while pounding through data analysis would compel me to stab my ear drums out with a dull pencil. 

***I do believe that "Led Zeppelin II" is one of my favorite albums- I even thoroughly enjoy "coda"


Beaker Half Full said...

Not a new band but what about System of a Down? That's on my rock list along with Metallica.

I also like Miike Snow, Passion Pit, and The Cliks (first album, Snakehouse, is better than second) when I need to get motivated.

Comrade PhysioProf said...

Zep's first album was their best by far.

quietandsmalladventures said...

gaslight anthem!!!! sink or swim is my favorite, but all the albums are good. have you tried mike ness's solo stuff? it's rockabilly, you might like it. good luck!

Dr. Zeek said...

@BHF-- See, System of a Down was overplayed in hometown city (seriously--every second song on the radio was the new release from them) so I have a very visceral reaction to them. Although I am digging The Clicks.

@CPP- while I like the first album, I stand by my assertion that I enjoy the second more

@quietandsmall- LOVE Mike Ness's solo stuff. Gaslight anthem-not too bad.

Thanks for the ideas. Still searching for some keep them coming

quietandsmalladventures said...

ok, try fake problems ("real ghosts caught on tape" is the most recent and best IMHO).... songs for teenagers is super catchy.

Dr. Zeek said...

Totally digging fake problems. Thanks quietandsmall--I do believe that I will download them from itunes tomorrow when I am more awake. I can completely see me dancing around the lab to that, though. Like I said, my tastes are fairly eclectic.