tarotgal: (HIMYM- Apple Orchard...)
I pre-ordered Steve Grand's All American Boy album on iTunes (with a Christmas gift card I had) and it was just released on Sunday night. Since then, I haven't been able to stop listening. The album's been on repeat at work. [livejournal.com profile] melydia calls this the honeymoon stage, when you're so in love with an album you listen to it over and over and can't get enough. So, yeah. I'm totally there.

I'm not sure why I like it so much. The songs are nothing overly special, though there are some I really love and others that are just okay. Some of the songs have a country overtone, which is not what I usually listen to. And some of the songs are clearly meant for people who love whiskey more than I do. And, yet, I still love this album.

There's just something about this midwestern gay boy that is genuine and honest and attractive to me. Some songs are fun. Some are dark. Some are a little heartbreaking. Some are silly. But they all feel real, like they came from the heart and paint this incredible picture of this time and place and character that's really interesting to get to know through the songs. And his sound is more pop than hardcore country, anyway. It's kind of a little bit of everything. I like that. It just feels authentic and real.

Okay, I have to admit the way he can't stop pressing his face against the other lad's face in Stay is pretty beautiful. (fuckyeahnuzzling) But I didn't even like the song that much until I started listening to the album on repeat, and now I adore it and dance around my office to it at work when no one is around. But All American Boy is definitely still my favorite. However, Soaking Wet is also kind of epic and is the kind of catchy I find myself singing to myself while in the library trying to find books off the missing list. Embarrassing if anyone else actually knew the song. LOL But I do really love his other songs as well, with call-outs to the trans community, to failed relationships, to childhood friends.

I really like it. And I'm in love. Which means I have to tell everyone. So consider yourself told. Then go buy the album and enjoy :-)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/23/first-openly-gay-country-star-steve-grand-on-all-american-boy-lgbt-rights-and-pre-show-whiskey-shots.html


tarotgal: (HIMYM- Apple Orchard...)
I cannot even begin to guess how much time and effort went into this. it's a mashup of the Top 25 Billboard Hits of 2009 and it is BEAUTIFUL! I only know about two-thirds of the songs but even so, it's amazing. I kinda can't stop watching it:


Link (in case the above doesn't work): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNzrwh2Z2hQ
tarotgal: (HIMYM- Apple Orchard...)
Okay, yeah, I did it. Sorry! I have a new journal for my musical tastes. It's on LiveJournal so that means it's at [livejournal.com profile] mysoundsofmusic or http://mysoundsofmusic.livejournal.com/ depending on what journal you're on when you're reading this post.

I just wanted a place where I could ramble about my music and see it all together and such. Don't hate me for starting a new journal! :-) heehee

Piano Man

Jan. 11th, 2006 10:15 am
tarotgal: (Default)
Okay... so for the last few weeks I've been planning in my head a trip up to PA to see Billy Joel on tour. It's one of my VERY few life-long dreams to see him in concert and I'm starting to feel like this might be my last chance so I'm going for it.

However, last night I discovered that he suddenly added a concert date right here in Washington. In the building where my capitals play, no less! SQUEEE! So I'm going for it. Problem is, I don't have anyone to take. My friends who like him don't live on this coast any more. And no one I know around here likes him enough to go with me, I'm sure. Which is silly because Billy is, like, my music God! :-) So I'm trying to debate whether to buy two tickets and hold out hope that maybe someone will go with me anyway... or whether just to go to the concert alone. I'm sort of getting used to doing things like this on my own, anyway. I've just been disappointed by people so damn many times that I've decided it's much more enjoyable not to rely on anyone. Which works for me.

I'm starting to sound like the plotline from 'How I Met Your Mother' this past Monday (Ted checks PLUS 1 on the wedding invite hoping he'll find someone to go with in time).

Not that I'd mind going alone. But it is DC in the middle of the night.

Either way, I'm going to try my ass off for the tickets. And if they all sell out, I'm going to PA after all. And if they all sell out I'm going to NY. Or somewhere else. Doesn't matter. I have so few things I want to do before I die and if I can actually get one of them done, then I'm going for it!

Music

Dec. 30th, 2005 09:01 pm
tarotgal: (Xander)
This week's [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive:

Then:
1) What was the first album/CD/Cassette you ever bought?

My first "adult" tape was Annie Lennox's Diva album (with 'Walking on Broken Glass'), but I asked for and got that for Christmas, so it wasn't something I physically bought. I can't actually remember the first album I actually bought with my own money... but it was some time after that, I think. I'm sure my parents bought all my Sesame Street and Disney records.

2) What was your first fave song?
That would be 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tiffany. My second favorite was 'Hold On' by Wilson Phillips

3) Which song gives you that "funny nostalgic feeling" everytime you hear it?
OMG So many! I was singing along to 'Angel is a Centerfold' this morning in the car and having a marvous time going back in time. Same with when I heard 'Kharma Chamelian' in the car last night. Pretty much any 80's song takes me back... but so do many old kid TV show theme songs. But top of my list for "funny nostalgic feelings" is probably 'The Electric Slide'. It is the ONLY thing I will dance to when other people are around to see me and brings back SO many memories :-)

4) Name the first concert you ever went to.
The Barenaked Ladies' Stunt tour concert. Went with a friend from high school who also went to my college. His roommate drove us 3 hours south into another state and we stayed with his sister at her college. It was a great weekend and a breathtakingly wonderful concert. Definitely one of my favorite memories ever.

5) What do you consider the worst song of all time?
Anything my sister likes.
No, seriously, um, there are SO many on my list. I freaking HATE stupid songs that just repeat the same words over and over again to a techno beat. Like that 'All Around the World' song. But my least favorite song is possibly 'Ghetto Superstar'. Of course, 'The Thong Song' by Sisqo is right up there, too. I like songs that MEAN something lyric-wise. Therefore, I was amazed at the recent 50 worst songs ever list circulating in the media- I love a lot of the songs others hate, apparently!

Now:
1) Name your fave song at the moment.

'Affirmation' by Savage Garden

2) What is the most recent album/CD/Cassette you purchased?
I honestly don't know the last one I purchased(with my own money). But the last ones I got were the RENT Motion Picture Soundtrack and The Chonicles of Narnia: Music from the BBC Television Series, which I got for Christmas

3) Which song will you never get sick of hearing?
OMG there are so many! I don't really get tired of songs the way most people do. I actually have a tape or two I made when I was younger which is just one song (like the theme song from Free Willy, or Enya's Sail Away) repeated over and over and over again so I wouldn't have to rewind the tape again and again. Honestly, there are thousands of answers to this question. I can't possibly start naming.

4) What is your current fave music video?
Urh... I don't watch music videos. So I don't have one.

5) If you could be a famous music artist, what type of music would you produce?
Folk music. Of course, then I probably wouldn't end up being famous... but I love folk. I love songs with actual lyrics and meanings and poetry to song *happy sigh*


EDIT: Now that I think about it... the first concert I ever went to was probably an Arlo Guthrie concert my parents tookme to at Wolf Trap when I was seven. I fell asleep near the end because it went really long... but I remember loving it.
tarotgal: (RENT- Celebration)
So it's the 20th and the song guessing contest has now officially ended. Thank you to everyone who played- hope you had fun trying to make sense of my madness. Incidently, I've been listening to the CD in the car all week and I'm sure my boss' daughter (who I've been driving home from school a lot) definitely thinks I'm weird now. LOL

ANSWERS:
  1. "I believe in karma, what you give is what you get returned. I believe you can't appreciate real love til you've been burned. I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side. I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye."
    Affirmation sung by Savage Garden- my absolute favorite song ever now. I love and believe every line. It's my personal anthem. And I fell in love with this first because of a QaF fanvid

  2. "You've gotta saddle up your boys. You've gotta draw a straight line. When the dust cloud settles we'll sing a victory tune."
    Whiskey for My Men, Beer for My Horses sung by Toby Keith & Willie Nelson- really random, I know, but it's also from a QaF fanvid (appropriately for season 3) and I have fun with it (I've got hand gestures...)

  3. "Cinderella said to Snow White, 'How does love get so off course?' All I wanted was a white knight with a good heart, soft touch, fast horse."
    This Kiss sung by Faith Hill- I've always liked this song, but especially because there's a fantastic 10th Kingdom fanvid for this (anyone sensing a pattern here?)

  4. "Where are those happy days? They seem so hard to find. I try to reach for you but you have closed your mind. Whatever happened to our love?"
    SOS sung by ABBA- I just love ABBA muchly and this one's fun to sing to

  5. "kono inochi sae mo nagedashi toki no naka de moetsukiru sono isshun ni kuchizuke"
    Velvet Underworld sung by WeiƟ- my all-time favorite anime song to sing along to. Plus lovely visions of the cute, angsty, tough boys

  6. "Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion, Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania, Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson"
    We Didn't Start the Fire sung by Billy Joel- I taught myself this song after I heard it the first time and I've always loved it. I nearly went with River of Dreams for this CD instead as my Billy Joel pick (and am sad both didn't fit) but this one's more fun to sing to.

  7. "Underneath the starlight, starlight there's a magical feeling so right. It will steal your heart tonight"
    Can't Fight the Moonlight sung by LeAnn Rimes- This one always makes me think of Sirius and Remus, so it was definitely a must

  8. "Any owner of the lot next door has a right do to with it as he pleases. Happy birthday, Jesus."
    You'll See sung by [all the cute boys in] the original cast of RENT- this is my favorite song from RENT as it's got all the boys and a lot of fantastic moments. I adore Collins' sarcasm here, as well as the "I like boys" "Boys like me" lines at the end of course. But in general I think it does a lot to establish and flesh out their characters' views, similarities, and differences.

  9. "Well I love the way the world is your garden. You plant your seeds and you let them grow. And you take things out of the ground just like you take what comes, but you never know"
    What Do You Love More than Love? sung by Dar Williams- Dar! I had to have a Dar song. Took me forever to choose but this one's so beautiful and upbeat and has some fantastic lines that speak to me.

  10. "I said come on down to Chicano City Park wash your blues away. The beautiful ladies walk right by and you know I never know what to say"
    Shame on You sung by The Indigo Girls- I love their music and, though it's a popular one of theirs, it's a song I adore and LOVE singing along to

  11. "It was good. It was bad but it was real and that's all you have: in the end our love mattered."
    Escape sung by Enrique Iglesias- I've always loved the beginning and ending bits, but this always makes me think of my Strokes series now and Sweetie & Jamie so it's a happy-making song and made the CD

  12. "I'll be the one to tuck you in at night. And if you want to leave I can guarantee you won't find nobody else like me"
    Follow Me sung by Uncle Kracker- I try not to listen to the actual meaning of the song and, instead, focus on the LotR Sam & Frodo fanvid I'd like to make to this one day and to the Quantum Leap fanvid I love featuring this song. heehee

  13. "Everybody here is out of sight. They don't bark and they don't bite. They keep things loose, they keep things light"
    Dancin' in the Moonlight sung by King Harvest- This also makes me think of Remus & Sirius (wonder why) but it's a bouncy and fun song and one I recently fell in love with

  14. "You can smile every smile for the man who held your hand beneath the pale moonlight. But don't forget who's taking you home and in whose arms you're gonna be"
    Save the Last Dance for Me sung by The Drifters- there's a method to the madness and all the songs in the CD transition from one to the other in a way that makes sense in my head. But this one's pretty obvious because of the dancing song before it. Anyway, yes, it's here because of that QaF scene I just love.

  15. "For we who grew up tall and proud in the shadow of the mushroom cloud convinced our voices can't be heard, we just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder: What the hell we fighting for? Just surrender and it won't hurt at all"
    Hammer to Fall sung by Queen- I actually do scream those lines when singing alone in my car. I LOVE this song. This one and Radio Ga Ga are perhaps my two favorite Queen songs. I had it on the CD as well but I had to cut something and 3 Queen songs were just too much. But this one stayed. It's a live version and has a few 'sing along' parts that are fun. But I just really like this song and its lyrics

  16. "Dining at the Ritz we'll meet at nine (one two three four five six seven eight nine o'clock). I will pay the bill, you taste the wine. Driving back in style, in my saloon will do quite nicely. Just take me back to yours that will be fine (Come on and get it)"
    Good Old Fashioned Loverboy sung by Queen- I love every Queen song but this used to be at the bottom of the list. It's risen to the top lately because it was on QaF and because I like counting along there at that part, and singing along to the "Come on and get it" line. And, I'm ashamed to say, I have a HUGE weakness at the moment for the phrase "take me back to yours" or variations thereof ('want to come back to mine?', 'let's go to yours', etc.) so this song had to be here just for that *blushes*

  17. "I hope you don't mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is now you're in the world"
    Your Song sung by Ewan- of course Ewan! Not that I don't love Elton John but, come on, you know me! I love the eye-color line and the way he sings it just kills me with happy

  18. "We should be lovers. We can't do that. We should be lovers, and that's a fact. Though nothing will keep us together. We could steal time just for one day. We could be heroes, for ever and ever."
    Elephant Love Song sung by Ewan & Nicole- my boss' daughter today asked in the car if that was really Nicole singing :-) Anyway, yes, of course I had to have more than one Ewan song. Every time I hear this I can just see his face light up at the first "We should be lovers!" line *dies with happy* And I have a near orgasm at how he says the word "won't" at this part just before the above lines: "You, you will be mean" "No I won't" "And I... I'll drink all the time" *dies again* There are a few words pronounced certain ways that really get to me and that's one of them. So I had to have this song.

  19. "Yesterday I cried. You must have been relieved to see the softer side [of Sears]. I can understand how you'd be so confused. I don't evny you. I'm a little bit of everything all rolled into one."
    Bitch sung by Meredith Brooks- the "of Sears" part is a joke I've always put in and one my college roommate and I had for years. I love this song. It describes me SO well.

  20. "Maybe it's a sign of weakness that I don't know what to say. Maybe I just wouldn't know what to do with my strength anyway."
    We Belong sung by Mixed Emotions- ME is an acappella group from my college (a guy from my high school creative writing class who I had a crush on was in the group when they made this recording) and I love the way they handle this song. And I love the song in general. Had to have at least one great 80's song on here and this one is SO perfect for Legolas/Gimli

  21. "Valentine is done. Here but now they're gone. Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity"
    Don't Fear the Reaper sung by Blue Oyster Cult- I gotta have more cow bell! 'Nuff said!























Whew! Okay now that I've bored you all... it's time for the winners! Yes, because I wanted to be fair (and these were hard songs for anyone who's not me or, apparently, a DJ!) I decided to reward the first, second, and third place winners with fics! So the winners are:
First Place: Kai with 18 correct
Second Place: Lady Korana with 14 correct
Third Place: tma with 8 correct

So I'll write a fic of your choosing for each of you (though the first place story will probably be longer than the other two, to be fair). Let me know what you'd like when you get a chance and I'll get writing & do my very best with them. Congrats!!!
tarotgal: (Clearly excited)
Another fun lyric guessing meme! Okay, it's technically the same one but with a twist.

This time I'm going to run it a little differently. I'm screening comments so people can't see each other's entries. And the person who correctly identifies the most songs will win a prize.

What will that prize be? Obviously (and because I've got nothing of much value to offer otherwise) it's a fic. I'll write whatever you want so long as I'm somewhat familiar with the characters and it doesn't involve something that squicks me (not much really squicks me apart from watersports, scat, and really violent non-con bloodplay-- which means, yeah, I'd even write mpreg or het!). And I'm putting a maximum page count of 12 on there, otherwise you're never going to get the fic. So you can't request a novel :-)

Why am I doing this when I've got, like, 200+ fics I should be working on? Because my muses need a rest and I'm struggling with fics and think writing something different might help. Plus I've got a couple fics promised to people that I've been making really good progress on so I feel less guilty right now.

What songs am I picking? Well, I made a mix CD a few months back of my ultimate favorite songs to sing along with in the car (trust me, they're turned up so loud you can't hear my off-key singing). So I'm going to pick lines from them.

Respond with your name/username (if you don't have an LJ account) and the titles and artists of these songs. The person who gets the most titles correct wins! Answers regarding artists will be used only to break a tie since some of these songs are covers anyway. The game ends on 10/20/05.

OKAY! So, on with the songs!
  1. "I believe in karma, what you give is what you get returned. I believe you can't appreciate real love til you've been burned. I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side. I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye."


  2. "You've gotta saddle up your boys. You've gotta draw a straight line. When the dust cloud settles we'll sing a victory tune."


  3. "Cinderella said to Snow White, 'How does love get so off course?' All I wanted was a white knight with a good heart, soft touch, fast horse."


  4. "Where are those happy days? They seem so hard to find. I try to reach for you but you have closed your mind. Whatever happened to our love?"


  5. "kono inochi sae mo nagedashi toki no naka de moetsukiru sono isshun ni kuchizuke"


  6. "Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion, Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania, Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson"


  7. "Underneath the starlight, starlight there's a magical feeling so right. It will steal your heart tonight"


  8. "Any owner of the lot next door has a right do to with it as he pleases. Happy birthday, Jesus."


  9. "Well I love the way the world is your garden. You plant your seeds and you let them grow. And you take things out of the ground just like you take what comes, but you never know"


  10. "I said come on down to Chicano City Park wash your blues away. The beautiful ladies walk right by and you know I never know what to say"


  11. "It was good. It was bad but it was real and that's all you have: in the end our love mattered."


  12. "I'll be the one to tuck you in at night. And if you want to leave I can guarantee you won't find nobody else like me"


  13. "Everybody here is out of sight. They don't bark and they don't bite. They keep things loose, they keep things light"


  14. "You can smile every smile for the man who held your hand beneath the pale moonlight. But don't forget who's taking you home and in whose arms you're gonna be"


  15. "For we who grew up tall and proud in the shadow of the mushroom cloud convinced our voices can't be heard, we just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder: What the hell we fighting for? Just surrender and it won't hurt at all"


  16. "Dining at the Ritz we'll meet at nine (one two three four five six seven eight nine o'clock). I will pay the bill, you taste the wine. Driving back in style, in my saloon will do quite nicely. Just take me back to yours that will be fine (Come on and get it)"


  17. "I hope you don't mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is now you're in the world"


  18. "We should be lovers. We can't do that. We should be lovers, and that's a fact. Though nothing will keep us together. We could steal time just for one day. We could be heroes, for ever and ever."


  19. "Yesterday I cried. You must have been relieved to see the softer side [of Sears]. I can understand how you'd be so confused. I don't evny you. I'm a little bit of everything all rolled into one."


  20. "Maybe it's a sign of weakness that I don't know what to say. Maybe I just wouldn't know what to do with my strength anyway."


  21. "Valentine is done. Here but now they're gone. Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity"










































PS- To be completely fair, please don't use the "type it into a search engine" method. Not like I can monitor you or stop you or anything, but I do plan on doing gift fics this year around the holidays anyway and the fun of this is in the playing, yeah? So just play. Thanks muchly :-)
tarotgal: (Geekmobile)
[livejournal.com profile] smokeycat_430 does these Friday Five memes every week and I can never remember on Friday to do them, though I've always wanted to. So yay for me for finally remembering! LOL From [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive

1) What was the first song you remember hearing and enjoying on the radio?
That's probably 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tiffany but that's a really hard question!

2) If you could only listen to five CDs for a year, which five would they be? (Boxed sets can count as one CD. Sigh.)
Hmmm. Another toughie. And it would be better if I actually had my CD's in front of me.
1- RENT soundtrack by the original cast
2- Sons of Somerled by Steve McDonald (but it's a close tie with his Legend album)
3- A compilation tape made for me by a friend in high school of the Bawdy Balladeers songs (do tapes count as CD's?)
4- My mix CD of women folk artists (Dar Williams, The Indigo Girls, Ani Difranco, Joan Baez, etc.)
5- The Best of Queen box set
Paint the Sky with Stars by Enya and the Billy Joel box set are tied for 6th place though. Breaks my heart not to include them here! Ohhh... and then there's my favorite songs mix CD... gah! No! I'm sticking to those five! It's just for a year, right?

3) What was your favorite year, music-wise?
Oh gods. Um, I don't know years very well. Probably some time in the 80's because I adore 80's music. But I don't know which year. (Where's VH1's remember the 80's when you need it?)

4) If you could witness one historical music event through all time, what would you pick, and why?
A Queen concert. Preferably one of the later ones but one where they still played all their best songs. Because I adore Queen so very, very much for the music and the lyrics and their absolute brilliance and their style and their look. And since Freddie's dead it's not like I'm ever going to be able to go to a concert and watching them on TV's just not the same. Hope that counts as an historical event :-)
What'd you think I was going to say? A Beethoven concert or the birth of heavy metal or something?

5) Do you have a song that never fails to cheer you up? What is it and why does it do that for you?
I have a whole CD full of them now *EG* It used to be Wilson Phillips' 'Hold on for One More Day' because the message in the song was very comforting and reassuring. But now it's definitely Savage Garden's 'Affirmation' because it describes me and my outlook on life so perfectly that it makes me feel good to know I'm not coming out of left field with how I feel about things. No matter how horrible I feel, that song always makes me feel better, especially when I sing along at the top of my voice in the car with it blasting. *hits steering wheel in time to the tamborine beats* Plus, you know, nummy QaF images going through my head *EG*

MP3's

Jun. 9th, 2005 10:34 pm
tarotgal: (Default)
Does anyone have any experience with buying mp3's online? (Just single songs, not whole CDs)

I can't use Kazaa any more and there are a few songs I'd love to get ahold of. But I don't know where a good place to go would be that's reliable and inexpensive and doesn't require me to sign up for monthly downloads or download their special mp3 player.

Anyone with any experience/recommendations?
tarotgal: (Gravi Snuggle)
  1. "Breathe into my hands or cup them like a glass to drink from"
    SONG/ARTIST: Glass Vase Cello Case by Tattle Tale
    NOTES: This is on the soundtrack to But I'm a Cheerleader and plays at a great moment in the movie *G* It's an absolutely lovely song besides, though.

  2. "If she had to she would put herself in my chair even though I faced electrocution. She always says I'm the best friend that she's ever had. How do you hang up on someone who needs you that bad?"
    SONG/ARTIST: Laura by Billy Joel
    NOTES: Not one of his popular songs, but I was a Billy fanatic and have practically all of his songs on tape and mp3. And I really like this one a lot!

  3. "I can find a lover. I can find a friend. I can have security until the bitter end. Anyone can comfort me with promises again."
    SONG/ARTIST: Honesty by Billy Joel
    NOTES: See the comment for song #2 :-) This one's a little better known so I thought it stood a chance to be guessed. But I guess not. I love singing along to this song... it's soooo angsty and true at the same time.

  4. "Now there's the Captain, he's our commander, (well that stands to reason, doesn't it?), there's the bosun and all of the crew, too, there's the first and second class passengers, only know what we poor convicts go through. Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy"
    SONG/ARTIST: Botany Bay by Rolf Harris
    NOTES: I grew up listening to Rolf Harris records... and so I was thrilled to find a few of my favorite songs of his on mp3 after so many years. And I totally love this one
    GUESSED CORRECTLY BY: laughing_newt (song) and [livejournal.com profile] girlwithtulips (artist)

  5. "Anyone can see the road that they walk on is paved in gold. And it's always summer, they'll never get cold."
    SONG/ARTIST: The Way by Fastball
    NOTES: I'd forgotten I even had this on mp3... I always liked the beat and uniqueness of the sound. And there's something more to it that I was drawn to...
    GUESSED CORRECTLY BY: laughing_newt

  6. "Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember"
    SONG/ARTIST: We Built This City on Rock and Roll by Starship
    NOTES: This one's in my beloved "80's songs" folder. I've always really liked it for some reason.
    GUESSED CORRECTLY BY: [livejournal.com profile] f_butterfly

  7. "If I should buy jelly beans, have to eat them all in just one sitting. Everything it seems I like's a little bit sweeter, a little bit fatter, a little bit harmful for me"
    SONG/ARTIST: Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk by Rufus Wainwright
    NOTES: My Rufus baby! :-) This is probably my absolutely favorite song of his, as well.

  8. "Let's decorate a surf board with geometric shapes and lines. We can use a few polygons. We can make it look so fine"
    SONG/ARTIST: Tessilation from Square One TV
    NOTES: I didn't think anyone would get this one... but I thought perhaps *shrug* I can sing a bunch of the songs from the show that I wasn't able to find on mp3, so I thought maaaaybe someone might recognize it. I'm not surprised that no one did, though.

  9. "You're so excited, I can feel you getting hotter, oh baby. I'll take you down, I'll take you down where no one's ever gone before. And if you want more, if you want more, more, more..."
    SONG/ARTIST: Jump for my Love
    NOTES: Heehee! Fun song. I DON'T dance but even I dance a little to this song if I'm alone *G*
    GUESSED CORRECTLY BY: [livejournal.com profile] f_butterfly

  10. "I just like the things you do. Don't you change the things you do. Only time can tell if we get on well."
    SONG/ARTIST: Slade from Velvet Goldmine
    NOTES: Love this movie *snuggles*

  11. "Are those sweet, gentle pleasures gone for good? Shall a feud not begin for me? Shall kith not kill their kin for me?"
    SONG/ARTIST: Simple Joys of Maidenhood from the musical Camelot
    NOTES: I adore this musical- it was one of the first ones I ever saw as a kid. And I sooooo love that last line I quoted there... yum- sounds so pretty
    GUESSED CORRECTLY BY: [livejournal.com profile] f_butterfly

  12. "Gonna let it rock, let it roll. Let the bible belt come and save my soul. Hold on to 16 as long as you can. Changes come around real soon, make us women and men."
    SONG/ARTIST: Jack & Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp
    NOTES: The clapping song *G* There are a few songs I instantly fell in love with because they told stories, and this was one of them.
    GUESSED CORRECTLY BY: [livejournal.com profile] f_butterfly

  13. "I'd rock you till the daylight comes, make sure you are smiling and warm. I am everything. Tonight I'll be your mother. I'll do such things to ease your pain, free your mind and you won't feel ashamed"
    SONG/ARTIST: Damn, I wish I was your Lover by Sophie B. Hawkins
    NOTES: Even after a minor blunder in how I heard the lyrics, I still really loved this song. Is it any wonder why, with lyrics like these?
    GUESSED CORRECTLY BY: [livejournal.com profile] rainbowbluebird

  14. "I'd like to turn off time and kill my mind. You kill my mind. Paranoia paranoia everybody's coming to get me"
    SONG/ARTIST: Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger
    NOTES: I'm surprised no one got this one! I guess it was one of those one hit wonder things that don't stick when one pulls out just a few lines. But I've always loved the darkness and funkiness of this song.

  15. "We were in the Badlands one day chasing B'elanna and Chakotay. We were whisked into the Delta Quadrant. Fuck, that's far away!"
    SONG/ARTIST: Screw the Okampa! (I Want to Go Home) by Voltaire
    NOTES: Voltaire has a bunch of filk songs for Star Trek on 'Oh My Goth!', all of which I adore much much! My favorite without a doubt is The USS Make Shit Up but my now ex-boyfriend got a kick out of the Sexy Data Tango. Anyway... yeah, I thought maaaaybe someone had heard this as I know Voltaire's somewhat popular in some circles, but I didn't get my hopes up. If anyone wants a copy of a song or two on mp3, let me know.

  16. "Because I have fallen in love with you, no never have, I'm never gonna stop falling in love, with you. Close the door, lay down upon the floor and by candlelight, make love to me through the night" [Note- LIE down! *grrr*]
    SONG/ARTIST: Runaway by The Corrs
    NOTES: I love this song muchly. Then again, there's a lot of songs by The Corrs that I adore.
    GUESSED CORRECTLY BY: RC

  17. "I was hungry now I'm not. Because I ate some beans and grapes... The stars are twinkling in the sky. There's no hot water in my hotel."
    SONG/ARTIST: The Rhyming Song by The Muppets
    NOTES: I thought perhaps VATERGrrl (or someone else) might be able to guess this considering recent discussions. But it's really random, I know. I always laugh at this song. Scooter's line after the third verse ALWAYS cracks me up. And Fozzie, too, of course.

  18. "Holy Lady, show me my soul, tell me of that place where I must surely go. Old man waiting at the gates for me, give me the wisdom, give me the key."
    SONG/ARTIST: House of Stone and Light by Martin Page
    NOTES: This used to be one of my top 3 favorite songs EVER! I'm so sad no one knew it! But, then, I've always had weird taste. It was popular in its day, I suppose, or maybe in religious circles? I don't know. I try to think of it in my own terms religiously, though. But I love songs with good, thoughtful lyrics and this one does not disappoint!

  19. "Ireland, Scotland, Britain, and Wales. I can hear those ancient voices calling 'Children, children, children'"
    SONG/ARTIST: Celtic Ray by Van Morrison & The Chieftains
    NOTES: Both artists are incredibly well known but I've never met anyone who's actually heard of the album they did together LOL (Of course I don't exactly ask EVERYONE I meet, but you know what I mean). Some of the songs on the album are some of my favorite Celtic folk songs ever and with such fantastic musicians behind them, it's a joy to listen to. And this song is a great example.

  20. "Pictures torn out of their frames and orgies where we lost our names. All were gone with time's real desire. Well, you ask how God can curse you thus. That's not a question asked by us. We burned our beds and books. We fear we've lost the fire."
    SONG/ARTIST: A God Descended by Dar Williams
    NOTES: Dar is my faaaaavorite female artist and this one one of my faaaavorite Dar Williams songs.


Thanks for playing, all! :-)

More Music

Mar. 29th, 2005 04:39 am
tarotgal: (Clearly excited)
Since I had the playlist up... I did another shuffle and I'm doing that pick out lines, have people guess the songs thing again. So... yeah, enjoy! (And no cheating!)
Though first I must mention that the one movie y'all didn't get when I did the movie quote thing was Brigadoon. Not that I'm surprised no one got it: "I've found that sometimes the things you believe in are more real to you than all the things you can explain away or understand"- Brigadoon- I picked this because my Grandma and Grandpa (yes, the one who just died) gave this to me for Christmas right after my obsession with Scotland began. I adore this musical. Van Johnson amazes me. The humor is subtle and adorable. The accents are horrid but kind of cute-funny. And there are nice little bits about life, faith, love, and loyalty that get me every time. Set anything in Scotland and I'll love it, but this was especially special to me.

Okay... now, on to the music. I had to discount several because they were classical pieces, and another because it was Whiskey in the Jar and I just mentioned that in my post a few minutes ago.
So here's my favorite parts of the 20 songs. Guess title and artist (for the ones that have but one artist, at least) and I'll cross it off & put your name up. You know the drill:
  1. "Breathe into my hands or cup them like a glass to drink from"

  2. "If she had to she would put herself in my chair even though I faced electrocution. She always says I'm the best friend that she's ever had. How do you hang up on someone who needs you that bad?"

  3. "I can find a lover. I can find a friend. I can have security until the bitter end. Anyone can comfort me with promises again."

  4. "Now there's the Captain, he's our commander, (well that stands to reason, doesn't it?), there's the bosun and all of the crew, too, there's the first and second class passengers, only know what we poor convicts go through. Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy"laughing_newt got Botany Bay (if she's around, GWT might be able to guess the artist?)

  5. "Anyone can see the road that they walk on is paved in gold. And it's always summer, they'll never get cold." laughing_newt got The Way by Fastball

  6. "Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember" [livejournal.com profile] f_butterfly got We Built This City on Rock and Roll

  7. "If I should buy jelly beans, have to eat them all in just one sitting. Everything it seems I like's a little bit sweeter, a little bit fatter, a little bit harmful for me"

  8. "Let's decorate a surf board with geometric shapes and lines. We can use a few polygons. We can make it look so fine"

  9. "You're so excited, I can feel you getting hotter, oh baby. I'll take you down, I'll take you down where no one's ever gone before. And if you want more, if you want more, more, more..." [Note: I couldn't use my favorite lines because they contain the name of the song] [livejournal.com profile] f_butterfly got Jump for my Love

  10. "I just like the things you do. Don't you change the things you do. Only time can tell if we get on well."

  11. "Are those sweet, gentle pleasures gone for good? Shall a feud not begin for me? Shall kith not kill their kin for me?" [livejournal.com profile] f_butterfly got Simple Joys of Maidenhood from the musical Camelot (gods, I love that last line I quoted there... yum- sounds so pretty)

  12. "Gonna let it rock, let it roll. Let the bible belt come and save my soul. Hold on to 16 as long as you can. Changes come around real soon, make us women and men." [livejournal.com profile] f_butterfly got Jack & Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp

  13. "I'd rock you till the daylight comes, make sure you are smiling and warm. I am everything. Tonight I'll be your mother. I'll do such things to ease your pain, free your mind and you won't feel ashamed" [livejournal.com profile] rainbowbluebird got Damn, I wish I was your Lover

  14. "I'd like to turn off time and kill my mind. You kill my mind. Paranoia paranoia everybody's coming to get me"

  15. "We were in the Badlands one day chasing B'elanna and Chakotay. We were whisked into the Delta Quadrant. Fuck, that's far away!"

  16. "Because I have fallen in love with you, no never have, I'm never gonna stop falling in love, with you. Close the door, lay down upon the floor and by candlelight, make love to me through the night" [Note- LIE down! *grrr*] RC got Runaway by The Corrs

  17. "I was hungry now I'm not. Because I ate some beans and grapes... The stars are twinkling in the sky. There's no hot water in my hotel."

  18. "Holy Lady, show me my soul, tell me of that place where I must surely go. Old man waiting at the gates for me, give me the wisdom, give me the key."

  19. "Ireland, Scotland, Britain, and Wales. I can hear those ancient voices calling 'Children, children, children'"

  20. "Pictures torn out of their frames and orgies where we lost our names. All were gone with time's real desire. Well, you ask how God can curse you thus. That's not a question asked by us. We burned our beds and books. We fear we've lost the fire."


Okay... yeah... I have STRANGE songs on my computer, I must say. Some of these should be fairly easy... and others are REALLY out there strange. Should prove for amusement, though. And it's interesting how many needy h/c type songs turned up in this random sweep...

EDIT: Okay, when I said "fairly easy" I think I meant it would be fairly easy if you were me. Because after reading through these, I'm going to be astounded if people can get even a few of these. Sorry about that. Yeah... weird tastes, I have. But... yeah... think just like me and it should be easier. LOL
tarotgal: (SG1- Just one of those days)
I heard this song last night on internet folk radio and I cannot get it out of my head.

One Million Lawyers by Tom Paxton )

*sings* It's just WAY too catchy, this song
But it's better than that damn welcome table song that Boyfriend uses to get any other song out of my head. LOL

Good news: I didn't wake up mysteriously at 9am this morning for the first time in 4 days! YAY!
Bad news: It's because I haven't been able to fall asleep yet. So it's almost the same damn problem. LOL
If I wasn't on allergy meds, I'd SO go get some sleeping pills and knock myself out... er, if I could swallow pills...
tarotgal: (Gravi Snuggle)
All righty... here are the song line answers!
Yay to everyone who tried to guess *G* And CONGRATS to Ell who got a whole NINE of them! Wow! *is quite impressed*

So here we go... ignore my ramblings. I've uploaded all the songs and provided links in case you're curious to hear any of them! Let me know if you have trouble with them (sometimes the spaces get in peoples' ways)

If you want to make an attempt: the lines are here

And the: ANSWERS are under here )

:-) Okay, that's it! Thanks for playing!

Songs...

May. 3rd, 2004 07:34 pm
tarotgal: (SG1- Just one of those days)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] silverelf:
On your current playlist, hit shuffle and pick the first twenty songs on the list (no matter how cheesy or embarrassing), and write down your favorite line of the song. Try to avoid putting the song title in the line. Then, have your friends comment and see if they know the songs.

Okay... so I didn't have a loaded playlist... so I loaded in my largest playlist to get a good variety (otherwise all you'd get were 2 or 3 different artists) So here goes! Happy guessing!!! Unless I screw up the lyrics... in which case call me on it. LOL! It's rather scary which lines are my favorite in each song, too! (And some were hard to do without mentioning the title) LOL I'll post the answers after everyone's had a shot at guessing.

I guess I should cut the lyrics... it's kind of long... )

I would be HIGHLY impressed if someone got more than 7 of these. LOL I have STRANGE music tastes. heehee A couple are pretty darn easy though. And if you were a former roommate of mine you should be able to get nearly all of them as I play many of these frequently- LOL!

Have fun guessing!
tarotgal: (Default)
Whoohoo! TAMPBA BAY!!!!! *does happy dance* They won their series and are moving forward. Ohh YAY! I love watching them play. I was bummed because Boyfriend and I went out to a late dinner around 9 tonight so I missed a bit of the game, just to find that at the place we ate, they sat us RIGHT underneath a TV set playing the game! Ha ha! The fates smiled on me! And I was home in time to watch them win in OT. Yay! My mother wants TB to win because she is annoyed at the people who laugh at the idea of hockey in Florida. Because hockey is for everyone everywhere!!! :-)

Okay, I was inspired (LOL) to write a councilFic prequel to 'Building Character' (That's what I called it, yeah?) and I suddenly found a way to tie it into the story I'm writing for the weekly hatching. Oohhhhh! So happy when things all come together like this! *bouncy bouncy* Happy happy happy happy. Lots of happiness! At least until y'all read it and tell me my humor sucks and it's a horrible bridge between the two fics. And you'll all be reading them out of order, too... hrmmmm... now I'm worried about that. Should I hold off on posting this until I finish the other one so you can read it as 3, 1, 2, instead of 3, 2, 1? I just don't know. Hrmmm... anyway. I'm happy. Could you tell?

...happy happy happy happy bridging story that makes everything suddenly come together...

Oh, side note. Why has no one in my life ever told me about Jason Mraz? He's a hilarious boy! I'm listening to him in concert right now... and I've heard a couple of his songs before somewhere, somehow. But he's fantastically excellent! I'm so impressed with the guy... and especially his humor. Funny boy! Wow...

Happy! *giggle* Happy happy happy happy happy happy...
tarotgal: (Default)
This is such a sweet song. I'm listening to her (Joyce Andersen, along with Harvey Reid) in studio right now on WUMB Folk Radio. Kind of nice to hear people on the radio tell you to look them up on their websites and already being right there on their website *G* I love internet radio.

Anyway, it's a wonderfully touching song, and sung very beautifully. She has a free mp3 download of it on her website. Just thought I'd share. I really like it.

FILLED WITH LOVE
by Joyce Andersen

Men of anger, men of war
My heart is filled with love
Tell me what you are fighting for
My heart is filled with love
This death I see won't make me numb...
Every boy a mother's son...
----
Raise your voices, spread the news...
Moslem, Christian, Buddhist, Jew...
They all teach the golden rule...
Do unto others as you'd have them do...
-----
I will not fear these foreign tongues...
There is a place for everyone...
I cannot make my will their own...
But fear can turn a heart to stone...
----
I do not know my neighbor's name...
I love that stranger just the same...
Hope is rising from this place...
Divine wisdom, amazing grace...
---
Men of anger, men of war...
Tell me what you are fighting for
My heart is filled with love

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