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Day 14: A song from the year you were born.

Ok, not the original, but I love this version so much. And Nancy Wilson IS playing, so it counts. This was one of the top 100 songs from 1977.

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Day 13: A song you sing in the shower.

Yeah, so....I did this. *hides under the bed*

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I haven't forgotten, I've just been either too busy or tired or distracted....ok, fine, I forgot.

Day 12: A song that makes you want to have sex.

I really started to hate this song for a while. When I was still in KY, when people would come over to my house, inevitably we'd start playing Rock Band. And everybody wanted to play Wonderwall. I don't know why. It's one of the least interesting songs in the game. *shrug* I guess because it's easy. And Liam Gallagher has this monotonous whine that's easy to emulate, I suppose. After playing it so many times I would end up tossing my sticks behind me and play the drums with my hands. At least pretending I was playing bongos made it slightly less boring. No one ever wanted to do Jane's Addiction. *sigh*

Anyway, back to the present. The song in and of itself is good, and Ryan Adams proved it. He took it to a whole new level. He gives it this quiet, slow burning passion. I would dare say that if you didn't get lucky while playing this song on a date, there's a serious problem, and its name is YOU. :p
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Day 10: A song that reminds you of your father.

Day 11: A song that reminds you of your mother.

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I'm doubling up on these two since they're short.

Day 8: One band/singer whose popularity you will never understand.

Honestly, most things that play on pop radio. The Justin Beiber thing? Don't get it.

Day 9: A song that reminds you of an ex.

This was honestly the first thing I thought of, because it has never ceased to amuse me.

Some of you may recall me telling the story of going out with a guy while I had a gun in my pants the entire time. I'm not going to dig it up if you haven't, but I know I posted it on or around Valentine's Day, if you're curious. Anyway. I went out with this guy for about 3 or 4 months. What ended the relationship is that I couldn't deal with the fact that he was lacking in the intelligence department. He actually did get hit in the head way too many times (high school football, amateur boxing afterward). He was sweet and great other than that. But I couldn't deal with having to dumb myself down just to have a conversation with him.

Anyway, one of the more memorable moments with this guy was one day we were in his truck, and this song came on the radio. This was 1995, for frame of reference. Alanis was all over the place. I'm humming along with the song, and he says out of nowhere, "I don't even know what ironic means. What does that mean, anyway?"

I had to bite my lip to the point of drawing blood not to laugh in his face. He was easily startled, he was driving, and I was in no mood to die. So, very gently, I said, "Well, honey, it's very ironic that I'm here with you right now." The little evil me in the back of my head was dying laughing, but I kept it cool, hoping he'd either laugh or roll his eyes at me.

No. He took it as a compliment. "Oh, thank you, that's so sweet, Dex."

What the hell. I think I broke up with him a couple weeks later. Like I said, he was very sweet and loyal and would have done anything for me. But comments like that were way too frequent and would have resulted in me giving myself a concussion from beating my head against walls. So now, when I hear "Ironic", I can't help but think of that and giggle.

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Day 7: One band/singer you're ashamed to admit you like.

Okay, I'm not really ashamed, per se, but I do get some funny looks for this. I like Reba McEntire. Though, I haven't really listened to much country music since about 1992, so I can't make any claims on how well she's aged as a musician. I know my grandmother likes that humorless piece of shit of a show Reba has on the Hallmark channel, though.

Anyway, I did grow up in the sticks, and you can't escape there without liking at least a handful of country songs. And I love this one.

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Day 6 - Your favorite band.

This one was hard. I like a lot of bands. But I thought, if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be one where I own and listen to an entire album of theirs. And it had to be a band that's still around. I love the Beatles and The Rolling Stones (are they still touring?) and Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin and AC/DC and a ton of others.

But one of the few albums that I can listen to from start to finish and not have to skip a lame track is Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik. This song isn't on that album, but I still love it.

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No, I didn't forget, I just got sidetracked. Pain will do that to you.

Day 5: Your favorite female singer.

Like with the guys, it's hard to pick just one. So here's the top ten.

Alanis Morissette

I love Alanis, always have, always will. The year Jagged Little Pill came out, I was 18 and on my own for the first time. That whole album was an anthem for my life then. Years have passed, and both Alanis and I have mellowed a bit. But we still get each other it seems. :)


By the way, I would like to give a big WTF to Warner Bros. Records. You don't allow embedding of videos that you yourselves post on YouTube. You could have gotten my approval and free advertisement, but instead you're going to go that route. I'm just saying. Kind of shooting yourself in the foot there.
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I can not pick one single male singer that I like more than any other. I'm making the female list as I type because that one's going to take even longer. So instead, I made a top ten list. I coudn't even narrow it down to five. I'm so indecisive. Anyway, here they are, and with videos, so just warning you before you click the cut. In alphabetical order, so as not to create an illusion of favoritism:

Chester Bennington

This guy makes screaming sound pretty. I've seen him do stuff with Camp Freddy and other bands, and I'm convinced he can do anything he puts his scream to.

More under here! )
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I'm not a very good dancer. I have no real technical skill in that department. But I can bump and grind with the best of 'em, and when I do, this is my song of choice:

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Day 2: A song that makes you cry.

There's actually a lot. I'm pretty easy to set off, given the right ammunition. Music taps into my emotions better than nearly anything else. I feel like I can express myself better when I do it with music. Shit, if I'm not careful, I'll slip into a Rachel Berry moment and start busting out "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina". :p

Anyway. This is one song that can cause tears, just because of how beautiful it is. Eva Cassidy had an amazing voice, and she took this song to a new, intensely heartbreaking level.


Song Meme

Sep. 21st, 2010 10:02 am
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Hey, lookee here, a meme I can actually sink my teeth into. I tend to get distracted on these big long memes, but I'm going to try to stick with this one. However, I make no promises. Also, I make no promises to stick to only one song. That's like asking which one of my children I like better.

So. Day 1: Your favorite song. Well, that's a loaded question. I have close to 9000 songs in iTunes. I think I have more than a few favorites. I can narrow it down to a top five, and that took some serious thought.

In no particular order:

Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz
This was the first song I ever learned to sing. Most kids learn "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star" or some shit. I learned this at age 2/3 instead. I think that might explain a lot. :p

Four more under here... )

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Ok, so remember the music meme I posted the other day, where I posted ten of my favorite songs starting with the letter B? Well, I decided that I'm going to do that with the rest of the alphabet too. Yes, I am insane. But I love music, and I love to share my love of music. That's a lotta love. ;)

So I'm backtracking by one letter, and found ten songs starting with the letter A that you are most likely to find me jamming to.

Here we go here we go here we go )
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1. If you'd like to play along, reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. You then list (and upload or link to the video, if you feel like it) 5 (or 6 or 7 or whatever) songs that start with that letter.
3. Then, as I'm doing here, you'll post the list to your journal with the instructions. Easy peasy!

[ profile] paradisacorbasi Gave me the letter B. Fair warning, there are several embedded YouTube videos under the cut.

Unsurprisingly, I had a hard time narrowing it down to ten. )
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I'm gonna start playing with 8tracks more. I thought about doing posts about music, with a soundtrack to go with it using this. Gods know I've got plenty to say on the subject. :p

Edit: Well, apparently LJ hates the embedding for this, so just go to the link. *grumble*
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This was so very well done. Also? I have NO idea what that drum-percussion-box thing that dude was playing, but I really really want one now.
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I really wanted to post this on Facebook, because I love the song, I think it's hilarious. I just don't feel up to the bullshit I would get from it. *shrug*
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Oh hell no. I listen to all kinds of stuff, and while some of it might be a little...eccentric, I'm not embarrassed by any of it. I like pop and rock and hip hop and showtunes and metal and a little bit of country and instrumental and a capella and opera and jazz and crazy-ass mash-ups. ESPECIALLY the crazy-ass mash-ups.

I listen to music that I like because I like it, not because it's fashionable. I love Elvis. People give me shit because of that! Why? I don't know. He was the King, for fuck's sake. I never really understood music snobs. Like what you like and to hell with anyone that turns their nose up at it. *shrug*

And with that, I leave you with the epic awesome that is Muse's "Knights of Cydonia".

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Hokay, so [ profile] cherry_minx posted this on Facebook the other day, and I can't stop listening to it. These guys are awesome. I went to their YouTube page and watched almost all their videos because I am just captivated by Sam Tsui's voice. And, I have to admit, I've developed a bit of a Lady Gaga fetish.

More videos under here, just a heads up. )
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