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?

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stringed instruments with this

Great stuff!

This should put a smile on your faces, my favorite mando piece. My teacher used to get me to watch Chris Thile for help and it was just intimidating, but he is an otherworldly picker.



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

In the Hall of the Mountain King – Eluviete

Very cool track, spootyjim.


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… Read more »


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 –… Read more »


Hysteria – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNszXApYDMw

Awesome! Thanks for taking me down that rabbit hole.

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… Read more »


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

Now that Pandora’s Box has been opened.


love love teh hillstreet blues theme…


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

2CELLOS – Thunderstruck [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

You must have me on mute. 😛


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… Read more »


This is playing at Walmart right now.



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

Can you stand another couple of my hippy-dippy songs?

Hang Massive- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anLfInRPPz4

Toubab Krewe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6hootzaXYY

Seeing Toubab Krewe in April. They put on an amazing live show if you like jams (which, of course, I do).


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.

Still a bit in shock, but I passed the CISSP test.

That puts a smile on my face, Zurvan!




Still a bit in shock, but I passed the CISSP test.

Awesome, congrats!!


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