I’m crunched for time this week, so I’m pushing the “Easy Button” with another one of Zurvan’s recommended themes.

I want to say that this is now the second Spring Break that I’ve said I’d write more posts while I was off and I ended up not getting much writing done.  Instead, I’ve been…well…enjoying time with the family and (stupidly) getting some of my work done since I’ve had the benefit of not being scheduled for any distracting meetings.  It’s the way I’m living.

Since I have no time to talk, then let’s have some music that doesn’t speak either.  No separate categories, I just want instrumentals.  This is a good time to play some of those genres that don’t get a lot of play on DJ threads.  Classical, Big Band, Jazz, etc.

Everybody shut up and listen.

No, I mean you can still comment, just no talkie songs.

Zurvan: Thanks for the theme suggestion, again.  If any of you out there have any suggestions of your own, please feel free to shoot us an email at ridiculousvikingstuff@protonmail.com and we will either use your suggestion in a future edition or mock you and sign you up for a few hundred Change.org petitions and Cialis offers.  Take a chance.

Waltz #1 (Nunley’s Carousel) by Billy Joel

spootyjim: An old favorite of mine.

Woodpecker from Mars by Faith No More

Grendel: More Venture Brothers music?  Why not!  This video’s cool because you get to see just how many instruments are used for the music.  No wonder Archer started using him for the show’s score as well.

Gawker by JG Thirlwell

pfluffy: Let’s quench your great thirst for beautiful music from stringed instruments with this.

Orange Blossom Special by Charlie Daniels

Santino: There are many covers of this song.  This is the best.  Surf’s up.

Wipe Out by Gary Hoey

WVR: Had to think about yours for a bit, but I finally decided I was comfortable with this.

Aya Davanita by Pearl Jam

I’m an uncultured goon, so I have nothing to offer by way of classical or other old-timey music.  Anybody have anything great to share that I didn’t hear before on Looney Tunes as a kid?

38 comments

  1. Tank! – The Seatbelts. The Seatbelts are Yoko Kanno’s band, and Tank! is most notably recognized for being the song used as the intro to the Cowboy Bebop anime.
    Samon – Eluviete. This song is hauntingly beautiful with it’s instrumentation.
    In the Hall of the Mountain King – Apocalyptica. I saw them perform this live as their finale about 10 years ago, and it’s always stuck with me.
    One – Apocalyptica
    In the Hall of the Mountain King – Eluviete
    Polar – Vexare
    Room 405 – Metsuo
    The Guns of Love Disastrous – The Smashing Pumpkins

  2. YYZ has been posted for the first time. I’ll bet it appears at least twice more!

    The Seatbelts are Yoko Kanno’s band

    Yoko Kanno is a genius. I love the Bebop music, particularly in the movie.

    What Planet Is This? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA4P1A3jtu0&index=9&list=PLE473037637E3F77C

    Last week, I mentioned how I used to love the old Koei video games. She composed the music for several of them. I’m a lifelong fan!

    ROTK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F126mSoyMPM

  3. Perfect timing too, as I’m studying for a certification test (CISSP) this weekend

    Oh, that one’s a beast. I considered pursuing it a few years ago. Still have an old study guide laying around. We do have a CISSP among the group who might be willing to give you some pointers, if needed and willing.

    Good luck!

    The only good thing to come from The Phantom Menace

    One of the few defenses I’ve seen in favor of the prequels in favor of the Disney Star Wars movies is the originality of the music in the former. The newer stuff is far more dependent on the original trilogy’s score.

    That said, I do love TFA’s trailer music (especially with the ESB “modern trailer” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xESiohGGP7g

  4. Oh, that one’s a beast. I considered pursuing it a few years ago. Still have an old study guide laying around. We do have a CISSP among the group who might be willing to give you some pointers, if needed and willing.

    Good luck!

    Thanks, I attended a boot camp a few weeks back for it in Atlanta from a guy who had a lot of great pointers. Feeling okay about the concepts…definitely have some studying left to do, especially around all of the different abbreviations of various organizations and things related to security.

    One of the few defenses I’ve seen in favor of the prequels in favor of the Disney Star Wars movies is the originality of the music in the former. The newer stuff is far more dependent on the original trilogy’s score.

    That’s one thing we can agree on.

    NIN – A Warm Place

    Classical Gas

    Chariots of Fire (I Love Rowan Atkinson)

    Axel F

  5. as I’m studying for a certification test (CISSP) this weekend

    Good luck on the exam!!

    The only good thing to come from The Phantom Menace

    Ooooooh, cat fight!*

    One of the few defenses I’ve seen in favor of the prequels in favor of the Disney Star Wars movies is the originality of the music in the former. The newer stuff is far more dependent on the original trilogy’s score.

    Ahhh, kitten fight!*

    Indiana Jones Theme

    When I hum the theme song I invariably end up mixing in a little bit of the Superman theme – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9vrfEoc8_g

    Godfather Love Theme – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbSMCyJkUmI

    Some more rock – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEoPkGSRPU

    *For you non-Cheers aficionados https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T514cW4tBLI (2:47)

  6. Feeling okay about the concepts…definitely have some studying left to do, especially around all of the different abbreviations of various organizations and things related to security.

    That’s my forte. I’m a CPP, actually. If I can help out, hit me up.

    All this John Williams music….can 1941 get some love?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wYIGy0E3ps

  7. I took the CISSP in 2006 so I am not sure about today’s test, but I did take the CCSP a couple years ago and it seems to have the same feel. You have to figure out what the questions are asking because more than one answer can be technically correct. In theory, you can not even know that question’s material and know the answer. There was a lot of cryptography on mine. I also did the boot camp, which is probably why I passed. Great preparation along with about a month of self-study. I booked a room at the hotel where the test was so I could just wander down when I finished study and breakfast/coffee. No panicking in the crazy Atlanta traffic.

    After you pass, keep up with the CPEs, it is much easier than re-taking!

    From the Blade Soundtrack:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n31vaO9Ubv0

    I’m not considering those electronic stylings “vocals”.

    Matrix Reloaded:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQAmwH8O3KQ

    A lot of soundtracks surpass their movies!

  8. The Last of the Mohicans – Promontory (Main Theme)

    That is the greatest movie that I really wonder why I haven’t rewatched it in so many years.

  9. Grendel says:
    MARCH 23, 2018 AT 9:13 PM

    2CELLOS – Thunderstruck [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    You must have me on mute. 😛

  10. That’s my forte. I’m a CPP, actually. If I can help out, hit me up.

    Very cool. I had not heard of CPP previously. I actually don’t have a strong security background, more ops side of things. But IBM moved the software that I’m an SME in into the security space, so here I am.

    I took the CISSP in 2006 so I am not sure about today’s test, but I did take the CCSP a couple years ago and it seems to have the same feel.

    Nice. The test from what I’ve been told has changed quite a bit in format (it’s now 3 hours, with a dynamic number of questions depending on how well you answer previous questions. One person in my study group had 150 questions on his test, another only had 100), but same subject matter, just different tricks.

    (ISC)2 has announced they are revamping the test again in April, so I’m getting it done before that happens (scheduled to take it Tuesday).

    You have to figure out what the questions are asking because more than one answer can be technically correct.

    Bingo. This has tripped me up on some of the practice tests I’ve done thus far. The guy teaching the boot camp recommended reading the answers first before reading the question to try to determine what is different about each answer. Then read the question at least twice to make sure you understand exactly what they are asking for.

    They also have a new “drag and drop” type of question where you have to match up multiple different items to the most appropriate response.

    After you pass, keep up with the CPEs, it is much easier than re-taking!

    That shouldn’t be a problem, IBM is big on continuing education, I should have no problem hitting the requirement each year. But thanks for the tip.

    And now for a song that I can’t even get through the first 10 seconds of in Guitar Hero 3 – Cliffs of Dover

  11. This is playing at Walmart right now.

    That bass though. 20 seconds in, I was waiting for the saxophone to kick in and start the Night Court theme music.

  12. 20 seconds in, I was waiting for the saxophone to kick in and start the Night Court theme music.

    I started singing “biggie biggie can’t you see”. Reminded me of Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G.

    Just heard this one on the radio. Can’t believe I didn’t think about it.

    Daft Punk – Da Funk https://youtu.be/mmi60Bd4jSs

  13. Still a bit in shock, but I passed the CISSP test. About 3/4ths of the way through I thought for sure I was failing. Somehow…I passed. Thanks for the tips.

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