Today's Song Of The Day is an instrumental from the OST of the anime Kenichi. I'm not sure of the artist's name, but what a killer riff! I've been listening to it non-stop for the past couple of hours and I'm still not tired of it!
I've been listening to Steve Vai's latest album - Sound Theories and have fallen in love with the song Brandos Costumes (Gentle Ways), one that I first heard in his Alive in an Ultra World release. The first time I heard it, I thought that it was a good song, but sounded a little flat or even artificial (with respect to the general ambience in the song).
If you haven't already done so, check out Frets on Fire, an open source clone of the guitar hero franchise. Instead of a toy guitar, you are to hold your keyboard upside down and use the function keys as frets while "strumming" via the return key.
There are also a bunch of communities who add frets-on-fire files for a growing library of commercial songs as well.
Today's Song of the Day is the aussie band Wolfmother's big hit - Woman. It and much of the other Wolfmother songs harken back to the glory days of the 70s and they are apparently heavily inspired by Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Moreover, for a three-piece band, they sound fucking tight, and the vocalist, though he looks like a nutter, has a very Plant-sy voice.
The all knowing Oracles at Google revealed today that the song in the Motorola Razr ad (with the chick and dude fighting alá The Matrix) is Le Disko by Shiny Toy Guns. Another (more innovative) google revealed that I could legally download this (and two other songs by Shiny Toy Guns, besides other artists) song for free at spokane7.com's download site which states explicitly: