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08 December 2006 @ 03:49 pm
Hope everyone is doing well on exams, or in whatever stressful things they've got going this week. Here are some songs to help you along the way.

Don't Stop (For Anything) by Jonny Lang. Classic, funky, rockin'. I love Jonny, and this is the song that sticks out the most to me on his newest cd.

Melissa by the Allman Brothers. If you're in the mood for some gorgeous, slow Southern rock. This song has the beautiful acoustic guitar.

Why Don't We Do It In The Road by the Beatles. Short, sweet. Awesome, awesome vocals. This tune is really rocky.

Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite by the Beatles, because I could not pick just one Beatles tune. This song has that Beatles melody that's so friggen great.

Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan. This is one of my favorite Dylan tunes; it's just so... cute, for lack of a better word. ♥

Chaiyya Chaiyya Bollywood Joint by... a whole lotta people with names that are difficult to spell. This song is made of awesome. It's from the soundtrack for The Inside Man, and it's the one that they use at the first, and kind of as the main theme throughout the movie. It's Indian, and just sounds really neat. Catchy, fun to listen to.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Marianne Faithful. This girl is my secret love. I adore her. This song should not be mistaken for a Greenday cover.
 
 
 
19 September 2006 @ 10:39 am
Long time no post, so here's some random things. In other news, I didn't know that YouSendIt was only good for seven days. That? Sucks. Very much. So I'm gonna switch to using something else soon. If anyone has suggestions, I'd like 'em.

Can I Go Nowhere With You by the Joel Plaskett Emergency. The beat of this song could take over the world. Not to mention that Joel is a god. I love songs in which people take the Dartmouth ferry into Halifax.

Love Ain't For Keeping by the Who. I saw the Who on Saturday night, in case you hadn't heard. The rocking my socks off. Seriously, right? They could beat up Slipknot, they're that hardcore.

Trailer Trash by Modest Mouse. I never really was into MM until one day, driving in the car of a certain Emu-kid, this tune came on the radio. He sent it to me the next day at my request, and thus began our love affair. It's got a really neat sort of lilt to it.

Swing, Swing (acoustic) by the All-American Rejects. Mannn, this tune is sooo much better acoustic. You can really hear the whine in Tyson's voice, and yet it stays in tune. It's just a fun, teenaged little song.

My Maria by Brooks and Dunn. Cunt-ry, huh. This song reminds me of many a drunken sing-along over the summer. I tried not to like it, and failed miserably. When that guitar starts up at the end, I get this ridiculous grin on my face.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. This song is so beautiful. It's a mellow little ditty, and puts me right to sleep, with beautifully light vocals and soft, plinking guitar.

Be My Lover by Alice Cooper. I'm going to see Alice Cooper play with the Stones on Saturday. This is one of my favorite Alice tunes for sure. Upbeat, and fun.

O Mary Don't You Weep by Bruce Springsteen. Another one from the Seeger Sessions. The fiddle at the beginning of this song is so much love. As is the choir, and the drumming. I like to turn this song way up when I'm feelin' blue. It cheers me up.
 
 
Current Mood: artisticartistic
 
 
 
21 June 2006 @ 12:54 pm
Haldo all! Long time, no post!

Celebrity music post? I THINK SO! Are they better off sticking to their day jobs? Who knows?

The Sweetest Gift by Ewan McGregor. BEAUTIFUL SONG!!!

All That Jazz by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Sandy by John Travolta.

My Heart is So Full of You by Jennifer Garner

Cry by Mandy Moore.

I Wanna Be A Producer by Matthew Broderick.

SNL Gangsta Rap by Natalie Portman.

One Day I'll Fly Away by Nicole Kidman.

Here's To Love by Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger.

Razzle Dazzle by Richard Gere.

Summertime by Scarlett Johansson.

Wonderboy by Jack Black (Tenacious D).

When You Got It, Flaunt It by Uma Thurman.

NYC by Victor Garber.
 
 
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Ewan McGregor - The Sweetest Gift
 
 
19 June 2006 @ 10:20 pm
A quick one while she's away:

Froggie Went a-Courtin' by Bruce Springsteen. This is from his new disc, We Shall Overcome, and it's awesome. If you like these older tunes, and enjoy some good banjo. Bruce's voice is shown of perfectly on this record, and I just adore it. ♥

Black Beatles by Loo and Placido. This is incredibly awesome. It's... and stay with me, here... it's a Beatles tune, mixed with the Black-Eyed Peas, mixed with Ludacis and Kelis. And it's brilliant, I tell you. The ending is missing, but it doesn't matter.

I'll Make a Man Out Of You from Disney's Mulan. Let's get down to business, to deafet... the Huns. ahaha, this song is everything good about Disney.

Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver. I love this song, and I'm not really that much of a country fan. (I know, you wouldn't know it, right? Look at what I rec. :P) In any event, great, great song. (When I'm drunk, I call it my song, because my name is Virginia. Not that that is relevant at all.)
 
 
13 June 2006 @ 11:54 am
I changed the layout to basic flexible squares. It's clean looking, and I like it.

I hope everyone's having a great summer so far. I hope work's not too bad, and that fun is even more fun than usual.

I find that music helps to heal the soul, especially the broken soul that's been working a pointless nine to five (there are several songs that talk of such things, but that's for another day).

I had to use a bunch of different upload sites for this post. Let me know which you liked, and which you didn't.

I'm gonna rate these songs from 1 to 3 ♥s. But don't be fooled: a low heart rating doesn't mean a bad song. They made it on here, which means I'm in love.

Spin the Bottle by Julianna Hatfield ♥♥ When I was little, I used to listen to this song on low volume in my room, because I though it was soooo bad since it had the word 'fuck' in it. :P I was a dork. This song is catchy and upbeat.

Butterfly by Mason Jennings ♥♥ This song is great if you like casual vocals and subtle lyrics. It's cheerful.

Never Going Back Again (acoustic) by Matchbox Twenty ♥♥ the only reason that this song only gets two hearts is because it's a little too minor sounding for me; I dig the lightness of the Fleetwood Mac version. However, it's still amazing. MB20 covering Fleetwood Mac? I'm there.

Courage by the Tragically Hip ♥♥ brilliant song writing, guitar drive, like most Hip.

Grace by Kate Havenik ♥ slow, sensual, beautiful and sad. Played during the finale of Grey's Anatomy. DENNY :*(

Better Man by the John Butler Trio ♥ The JB Trio are excellent musicians. The guitar picking here is fabulous, and the vocals perfectly compliment it.

Gabriel and the Vagabond by Foy Vance ♥♥♥ beautiful, simple, and touching as only Foy Vance can deliver. It makes me weep everytime, because he's got the perfect combination of melancholoy guitar playing that sounds hopeful all at once. (Also, did anyone ever notice his constant reuse of the 'why why why' line, in this and in Indiscriminate Act of Kindness?)

Big Love by Fleetwood Mac ♥♥ The live version of this is better, but I don't have it on my computer, so we'll all have to settle for the original.

Backdoor Man by the Doors ♥♥ Because Jim Morrison screeching and singing like someone's sucking him off is gorgeous. (If not vulgar... but I once heard a story that said that a current girlfriend of his actually did give him a blowjob while he was recording.)

The Grace by the Neverending White Lights featuring Dallas Green ♥ this song rocks because it's slow and subtle, but there's this driving guitar in the background. I kinda dig Dallas Green, too, I guess. His voice is kinda unimpressive, though. The song is great anyway.

Snow (hey oh) by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers ♥ a slow, melodic song from Stadium Arcadium's Jupiter. It's catchy. :P

Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too by Say Anything ♥♥ I really dig the beat here. The words are immature at times, but kinda amusing, and the melody is refreshingly simple.

Kyle Took a Bullet For Me by Tenacious D ♥♥ the talent that Jack Black has for rock and roll drives me insane. He's amazing at it. And this song is an example. Their screeches. Their... EVERYTHING. Hee. It's like, with Tenacious D, Jack Black and Kyle are like, ahaha fuck you, bands that work really hard to be awesome, we can do it in two seconds. Check out the two parts in the end. It's just a short little acoustic ditty.

Rock and Roll Song by Valdy ♥ exactly what it says. A good old-timey rock song.

Steady As She Goes by the Raconteurs ♥♥ this song is fabulous. It irks me that I can't dislike Jack White, because I have been trying ever since I read an interview that had him cockily declaring that he was better than Stevie Ray Vaughn. But take this song along with his performance in Cold Mountain, and I'm not really feeling the hate at all.

Devil in a Midnight Mass by Billy Talent ♥♥ I hate myself for liking the new Billy Talent song. And I keep it to myself, but I can't stop thinking that they write really, really good songs. I mean, maybe they're not your thing. But the melodic complicities that you can find in everything they write... Red Flag, River Below... not to mention the harmonies, which I think is what get me. In any event. Yeah. Billy Talent. If you dig screamo/punk/poprock.

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Also, for those of you who live around here, concerts coming up:

June 30th: Tragically Hip, Matt Mays, and Sam Roberts, PEI Festival of Lights
July 2nd: Hedley, Theory of a Deadman, and Three Days Grace, PEI Festival of Lights
July 17th: All-American Rejects, The Oxygen in Moncton NB
First Weekend in August: Evolve Festival, Antigonish NS featuring K-OS
 
 
25 May 2006 @ 03:19 pm
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Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers* (one disc, zipped.)

*this is only one half of it.

This album rocks.
 
 
24 May 2006 @ 07:59 pm

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I'm uploading and reccing Mike Doughty, because he inspires me, and thus far, it has been my summer music. He's melodic and soft, his voice is really relazing. It's got this sort of laid-back quality that's fabulous. It's poppy, but guitar driven.

White Lexus
Busting up a Starbucks
Your Misfortune
Unsingable Name
I Hear The Bells *my personal favorite
Madeline and Nine


His entire album, Haugty Melodic, in a ZIP file.

(http://www.mikedoughty.com/)

If you dig it, buy it.

Anyone interested in the Red Hot Chilli Pepper's Stadium Arcadium? I'm planning on uploading that next.