Monday, March 5, 2007

Pre-Mission Playlist

For the longest time I went here in Iraq without any kind of music. Well one day I gave in and bought an IPOD Nano and got a bunch of songs from all the guys in my platoon. I put together several playlists, but I figured I would share my "Pre-Mission" playlist. Its what I listen to before Im about to head out on patrol or on a mission, and it really gets me pumped up and in the mood to go out.

"Dem Boyz" - Boyz N Da Hood
"Break Stuff" - Limp Bizkit
"America, Fuck Yeah!" - Team America Soundtrack
"Freedom Isn't Free" - Team America Soundtrack
"Voodoo" - Godsmack
"Jesus Walks" - Kanye West
"Gotta Stay Fly" - Three 6 Mafia
"Bang Bang" - Ramstein"Du Hast" - Ramstein
"Stomp (Remix)" - Young Buck
"Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen
"Chop Suey" - System of a Down
"Fuck the System" - System of a Down
"Wake Me Up When September Ends" - Green Day
"Let The Bodies Hit The Floor" - Drowning Pool
"Im Already There (Messages from Home)" - Lonestar
"Down" - 311
"Killing in the Name Of" - Rage Against the Machine
"Symphony of Destruction" - Megadeath

So there ya go. That is the music that gets this soldier going before he leaves the wire.

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Anonymous said...

Good choices. 2 that I always have are Metallica's "One" and "Enter Sandman"

Anonymous said...

Other artists as well as poets should be warned against meanness or
unseemliness. Sculpture and painting equally with music must conform to
the law of simplicity. He who violates it cannot be allowed to work in our
city, and to corrupt the taste of our citizens. For our guardians must
grow up, not amid images of deformity which will gradually poison and
corrupt their souls, but in a land of health and beauty where they will
drink in from every object sweet and harmonious influences. And of all
these influences the greatest is the education given by music, which finds
a way into the innermost soul and imparts to it the sense of beauty and of
deformity. At first the effect is unconscious; but when reason arrives,
then he who has been thus trained welcomes her as the friend whom he always
knew. As in learning to read, first we acquire the elements or letters
separately, and afterwards their combinations, and cannot recognize
reflections of them until we know the letters themselves;--in like manner
we must first attain the elements or essential forms of the virtues, and
then trace their combinations in life and experience. There is a music of
the soul which answers to the harmony of the world; and the fairest object
of a musical soul is the fair mind in the fair body. Some defect in the
latter may be excused, but not in the former. True love is the daughter of
temperance, and temperance is utterly opposed to the madness of bodily
pleasure. Enough has been said of music, which makes a fair ending with

(Plato, Republic, Book III, Jowett's translation) (This is not the best translation, just the one that comes to hand)

Anonymous said...

Seems like a good list to me.
Be safe out there.

Anonymous said...

You listen to whatever you need to- to get through. And do what you need to do to keep safe!!

Anonymous said...

I did my thirty years in the 50's,60's and 70's, so the music I listened to (although there wasn't much music on the flightdeck)was much different than what gets you going. Looking at your list, I think I probably had a superior selection of songs that will be considered classics in the years to come. However, whatever floats your boat, dude, stay safe and be proud of your service, I certainly am.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I applaud you for ending with Symphony of Destruction, its one of my favorites.

Be safe and watch out for high velocity objects flying at you. Thank you for your hard work and sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

Interesting mix of music you have there. Here's one you might add to it. Its fast, hard, and angry. Something you can probably appreciate just before a mission......

Grendel - Soilbleed