=================================================================== Musical MileStones =================================================================== Songs that excited me on first listen. Only "Pop" music does that I guess. That is its function. I fell "in-love" with them... so they changed me. They are my musical influences. Nothing too obscure. I don't even like half of them anymore except in historical context and for sentimental reasons. I'm really not that weird. Just out of step with mass culture. Before I became a "freak" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DAVID BOWIE: Heroes (single) 1979 Discover Radio 2JJ (Sydney) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FLYING LIZARDS: SummerTime Blues (My 1st "Alternative" love) POLICE: Can't Stand Losing You (Its 1st release) SIOUXSIE + BANSHEES: Hong Kong Garden KRAFTWERK: Robots JEAN MICHEL JARRE: OxyGene THROBBING GRISTLE: Hot On The Heels Of Love (My first "techno") DEVO: Mongoloid B-52's: Planet Claire CURE: Forest GARY NUMAN: Are Friends Electric? (+ Aus Tour) ULTRAVOX: Quiet Men DAVID BOWIE: Heroes (album) TALKING HEADS: Take Me to the River THE NORMAL: Warm Leatherette (DanielMiller - MuteRecords founder) (World's first industrial pop) GRACE JONES: Warm Leatherette (Add chords to one note song. Funky) SILICON TEENS: Music for Parties (DanielMiller - MuteRecords founder) (World's first electronic pop) GANG OF FOUR: Love Gets you Like a Case of Anthrax RESIDENTS: Diskomo (single) / Eskimo (album) HUMAN LEAGUE: Being Boiled FAD GADGET: Back To Nature HUNTERS & COLLECTORS: World of Stone BIRTHDAY PARTY: Release The Bats KILLING JOKE: 1st album ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Over The Wall CHURCH: Unguarded Moment VANGELIS: BladeRunner Soundtrack LAURIE ANDERSON: Oh, Superman! JOY DIVISION: Atmosphere MONSOON/BEATLES: Meaning of Within Discovered 60's Psychedelia, 60's Punk 1983 Macquarie University, Sydney ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DAVID BYRNE & ENO: Bush of Ghosts NOT DROWNING WAVING: Another Pond (album) VANGELIS: Soil Festivities PHILIP GLASS: Koyanisqaatsi + (more so) Powaaqatsi Movies BRIAN ENO: Thursday Afternoon PETER GABRIEL: Passion (album/soundtrack to "Last Temptation of JC") COCTEAU TWINS: Song to The Siren SUGAR CUBES: BirthDay DEAD CAN DANCE: Aion (album) PACHELBEL: Canon ("classical") ALBINONI: Adagio ("classical") GEORGE WINSTON: Winter (album) SPACEMEN 3: [don't even know the album name] JESUS JONES: Info Freako JANE'S ADDICTION: Been Caught Stealing 1992 Moved to Melbourne ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RIDE: Leave Them All Behind (was this a msg? ;-) My first drumming jam at ConFest Easter 1994 1994/1995 India + KohPahNgan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRODIGY: Poison JOSH WINX: Higher State of Consciousness Notice how it thins out as we near the present. Indian Classical Music is currently my favourite to listen to - I wouldn't know the title of any piece though (why should I, they are all improvised anyhow). I listen to others' electronic music only as a "job" and a way to get to know fellow musicians & human beings. I rather create music than listen to it - Only I can satisfy all of my requirements. Only you can satisfy all of yours. I hope to eventually appreciate the musicality of my breathing via Vippasana training. _______________________ This page is constantly being updated with links. If you have a simliar list of musical influences please email me.