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05 May 2006 @ 07:36 pm
HAPPY SUMMER everyone!

I Hear the Bells by Mike Doughty. This soooooooonggg! *orgasms* I dunno why I love it so much, but I do. (PS: they used it in Veronica Mars a few episodes ago; during THAT Logan/Veronica scene.)

You Can Leave Your Hat On (live) by Garou. It's bluesy, and awesome. I know someone who says it makes her feel like stripping. :P (You totally know who you are!)

Kissing the Lipless by the Shins. It's all about the opening.

Can't You See by the Matt Minglewood Band. I have the chance to open up for Matt in September, which would blow my mind!) This song is classic-rocky.

La Vie Boheme from RENT, because Anthony Rapp rocks my socks off. Seriously, nobody can hate this song, from the moment Taye belts out, "Boheeeemia, Boheeeemia!" to the "going against the grain... going insane!" to Adam Pascals "Langston Hughs". (I have, on my other computer, a version of him doign Take Me or Leave Me with Idina... talk about amazing!) TO BEING AN US FOR ONCE INSTEAD OF A THEEEEEEEEEEEM.

One Thing by Finger Eleven. Man, this song was as overplayed as fuckin' Hoobastank's The Reason. BUT I declare that it is now safe to start playing it again, because it is sooooo pretty. I bought that album because of that song; I heard them play it at a concert before it was released, and I was hooked. But I got sick of it when it started getting radio play, so I backed off a bit. But it's back. I declare that it is now listen-to-able once again. Rejoice.
15 March 2006 @ 01:05 pm
Hey guys, here's a bunch of tunes I wanted to get off my chest. They are all fabulous, so judge them not by their genre, or their artists, judge them by... well, I dunno what. Just grab a bunch and tell me what you think.

For the Windows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilauti by Sufijan Stevens. This tunes is mellow, and kinda depressing, so I only listen to it when I'm already sad. It's one of those tunes that's perfect to wallow to. It's go some really cool vocal layering at the chorus.

Kiss on Me by Tyler Hilton. This is a pop song. BEWARE. It's poppy. It's cliche. But I can't help liking it. I get this stupid smile on my face when I hear it. I realize that that is really girly. :P Do with it what you will.

I am Yours by Tracy Chapman. This song is so slow, it's almost painful. But this fact is relieved by the fact that Tracy Chapman's voice is stellar. It's simple and acoustic, and really, really pretty, with some simple harmony at the chorus that makes the whole song.

Music When the Lights Go Out by the Libertines. OMG, the Libertines. This song is melancholy, but not really. It's fun, and it's got such lines as "I'll confess all of my sins after several large gins", and it just feel British. Ya know?

Why Pt. 2 by Collective Soul. I recently got to see Collective Soul live, and I had forgotten how many songs I knew by them. Growing up int he 90's, you couldn't turn the radio ON without hearing Gel, or Precious Declaration. This tune live rocked. It just rocked. No other way to put it. Electric, power chord driven. Simple melody. I would love to drive to this song.

Elias by Dispatch. A friend of mine attributes getting through the most rocky year of her life to this song. The drums are of a tribal nature, and the song is in a natural key that makes a person instantly happy when they play it.

Build God, Then We'll Talk by Panic! at the Disco. ALRIGHTY. This song is awesome? That is all. How about because Panic! at the Disco can right melodies that Fall Out Boy WISHES they could think of. And lyrics are neat, too.

Sunny Road by Emiliana Torrini. Simple, acoustic. The merit of all Emiliana Torrini's songs stems from her unique voice.

Welcome to Detroit City by Tricky and Eminem. Ahahhaa, man, what's better than putting on a rap song and pretending for a minute that we're not narrow minded music snobs, and just rocking out. "Let me hear you holla GOON SQUAD in this bitch."

Downfall by Matchbox Twenty. Simple MB20 song, but with the addition of a gospel choir at the bridge, this song is taken to a whole new level. Quality pop music, right here.

What is and What Never Should Be by Led Zeppelin. Do I even need to say anything? You've got that transition from quiet verse into that booming chorus, and it rocks.

Ibhubesi by Lady Smith Black Mambazo. If you like LSBM, you'll like this. African, and tribal.

Sunny Afternoon by the Kinks. This song makes me lazy.

Fall at Your Feet (acoustic) by James Blunt. I think this song is a cover, and if anyone knows who did the original, they should tell me. In any event, I love the melody of this quiet little tune.

Sugar Blue by Jeff Finlin. I want to go on a roadtrip, and play this song as I drive. It reminds me of the ideas that can be found int he lyrics of Jackson Browne's Running on Empty. Sun, and endless highway.

Rodeo Clowns by Jack Johnson. Pure Jack Johnson, acoustic. It's got a bunch of #'s and 7th chords, which makes it stand out to me. :)
19 February 2006 @ 12:33 am
Hey everyone, I'd appreciate it if you'd take the time to fill out this short poll. :)

If you've got lengthy suggestions or answers, leave them as comments! All comments are screened.

Poll #675949 Opinions!

Which format would you like to see songs uploaded here with?


If you chose other, what would you like to see?

Anything music you've specifically liked thus far? Any certain songs more than others?

Anything you're not a fan of?

How do you DL songs?

DL them all, listen to them, delete the ones I don't like.
DL the ones I recognize or the ones that sound neat.
DL based on what is said about them in the post.

If you answered other, tell me:

Anymore suggestions?

17 February 2006 @ 06:05 pm
Music music music! It's been awhile since I've made a post so here you go guys... some songs courtsey of yours truly!

Ano Natsu he (One Summer's Day) by Joe Hisaishi (from the Spirited Away Soundtrack). This is one of my favourite movies - an animated story of a girl who finds herself in a bathhouse for the spirits and is forced to overcome her bratty nature and find her parents. This song is lovely and light and I love the title because it really makes me thing of a spring day when I hear it.

One Day I Slowly Floated Away by Eisley. I just like this song. Especially the beginning (the chorus isn't really my favourite) but it's a good song.

Window by the Album Leaf. A lovely instrumental I like to put on when I need a study break and to close my eyes.

The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice. This is the only good part of the movie 'Closer'. Well I guess that's being a bit harsh but I really didn't like that movie. This is the song playing in the beginning as Jude sees Natalie. It's cute and quiet and makes me feel lovey.

A Case of You By Joni Mitchell. I'm a big Joni fan... it's always a little weird for me. I just love her voice and I love the phrase 'I could drink a case of you'... it just makes me smile.

Mass Romantic by the New Pornographers. A great group, this song has almost a 'Franz Ferdinand' feel to it. Good beat and a catchy song overall.

She Came Home For Christmas by Mew. I love this lead singer's voice in this song. The whole song has a great sound to it and just seems kind of sad but hopeful to me.

Brightly Wound by Eisley. Here they are again, I know! It's a fun little song, I like a lot of songs by this group. It almost reminds me of 'Sixpence None the Richer' when I hear them but their lyrics are fun and romantic.

Say Something by Haven. Nice song and I quite like it, OKAY?!

Lua by Bright Eyes. Love. Conner. Oberst. Seriously, he could mumble the phonebook and I'd still love him. This whole album is much quieter than his previous work but it's definitely got some great songs. So yeah - it's quiet and sad but lovely.

Lazarus by Porcupine Tree. One of my favourite songs. I especially like the line 'Now David don't you worry, this cold world is not for you - so rest your head upon me I have strength to carry you'. Beautiful song.

Hoppípolla by Sigur Rós. I love Sigur Rós. I don't know if it's because it's in Icelandic and I can't understand it or what but the music is just so relaxing and pretty. It's great stuff.

Coin-Operated Boy by The Dresden Dolls. Who needs a real boyfriend? Not me. Fun song though a little insane at times.
10 February 2006 @ 08:44 am
When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do (after going to the washroom, I suppose) is put on some music. Now, I find that if I listen to slow, sappy songs, I get all down, and am sleepy for the rest of the day.

However, if I listen to a playlist of my favorite, upbeat tunes, I am ready to start the day.

Thus, I present to you a collection of songs to help you get up in the morning. (Because, really. We all need it.)

Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out), by The Hombres. *THIS SONG NEVER FAILS ME.

Live, by Crush.

Unskinny Bop, by Poison.

So Sick of You, by Robin Black and the Intergalactic Rockstars.

Keep on Rockin' Me Baby, by the Steve Miller Band.

Boots or Hearts, by the Tragically Hip.

Money Talks, by ACDC.
30 January 2006 @ 07:42 pm
I'm gonna throw some stuff atcha. Whatdya think?

Bad Side of the Moon by April Wine.

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by The Band.

Better Off As We Are by Blue Rodeo.

Dirty by the Bodyrockers.

Christian Right by The Dean Malenkos. (for if you like punk.)

My Weakness is None of Your Business by Embrace. (This song is SO MUCH LOVE.)

Easy by Emiliana Torrini.

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac.

Allison Road by the Gin Blossoms.

Owe me an IOU by Hot Hot Heat.
02 January 2006 @ 11:34 pm
Sorry that I haven't updated in so long, guys. You know how the holidays are.


This is rather random, but here are some really good acoustic versions of things that I have found. :P Let me know what ya think. Most of 'em are live, but all great quality.

Here I Go Again (acoustic) by Whitesnake. Who doesn't love this song? And who doesn't love acoustic versions of songs they love?

Tiny Dancer (acoustic) by Foo Fighters (Elton John cover). This one is pretty cute, because Dave is all kinds of hillarious.

The One I Love (acoustic) by REM.

Glycerine (acoustic) by Bush.

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner by Fall Out Boy. There is nothing spectacular about this song; it's just another simple acoustic tune. HOWEVER, because it has the title that it has, it makes it onto my AWESOME list.

Pool Shark (acoustic) by Sublime. How can a person resist? Cute, short, Bradley.

The Freshman (acoustic) by the Verve Pipe. Is there anyone for whom this song doesn't have nostalgic value? If there is, let me know! :P

Before You Accuse Me (acoustic) by Eric Clapton. AMAZING, as usual.

If Only (acoustic) by Hanson. Amazing harmony and great showmanship.

The Scientist (acoustic) by Coldplay. <333

Ohio (acoustic) by Neil Young. "Gotta get down to it... soldiers are cutting us down."

Mr Brightside (acoustic) by the Killers.

And, just for fun, Your Love by The Outfield. I am too, too obsessed with this song.

PS: if you grab some of these, or all of them, or whatever, it'd be cool if you'd leave a comment. That way I can see how many DLs the link have had, and who's liking what and other such things.
Current Mood: cheerfulJosie's on a vacation far away
03 December 2005 @ 03:58 pm
Hello there all you out in LJ land! Happy Holidays!

I know what you're thinking, who is this seedyapartment impersonator? Well it is I, larebear: Seedy's Christmas helper of sorts. I won't say elf because then we'll just get into House Elves and SPEW and all that stuff which is highly off topic...

So basically, guess what? It's the Holidays? So I'm here providing you with the very best in holiday tunes for your classy parties, evenings in, or just a nice supply of ammo for your iPod (I have 3 Christmas playlists on mine already!).

So without further ado, my picks for the top Holiday songs:

Lonely Christmas Eve by Ben Folds Five. This is, personally, my favourite Christmas song and always makes me want to dance and generally rock out. Pay attention to the lyrics and you just might figure out what Holiday story the song is about (you'd have to be pretty thick not to figure it out actually).

All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey. They play this on MuchMusic about three times an hour on Christmas, it's cheesy but it's catchy and fun too.

O Christmas Tree by Nat King Cole. Who doesn't love this man's voice? I especially like the fact that he sings the German part, it sounds so classic.

Home Alone Main Theme by John Williams. I love watching this movie at Christmas and this theme always makes me think of the scenes at the end of the first and second movie when he's reunited with his Mother and I tend to tear up a little... Plus cmon. John Williams.

Christmas In Killarney by the Barra MacNeils. I come from Scottish ancestry and as a Maritimer I love a good fiddle song. This is a great song for a drunken Christmas bash with friends.

Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. Classic and makes me smile when I hear it.

Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon. Oh my Johnny... I love him so. A nice song to remind us how lucky we all are to have what we have.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Lou Rawls. So mellow.

It Feels Like Christmas from the Muppets Family Christmas. My favourite Holiday special, I love how Swedish Chef keeps trying to lure Big Bird into the kitchen and Big Bird is so oblivious. Oooh la gobbla gobbla!

Jingle Bell Rock from Home Alone. I don't think I remember a Christmas concert where this song wasn't played.

Winter Wonderland by Bing Crosby. A must have for your Holiday music collection.

The Chipmunk Christmas Song by Alvin and the Chipmunks. Alllllllllllvinnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!

Christmas is All Around from Love Actually. I'm sucha fan ofthe movie and the original song that I couldn't let this one not be included. Christmas and romance go together. Now go watch this movie!

Where Are You Christmas? by Faith Hill. I didn't really care for the remake of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas with Jim Overacts Carey but I did like this song. It's so sweet and innocent it's touching.

Merry Christmas From the Family by The Dixie Chicks ft. Rosie O'Donnell. I know it's country and a little wonky but the lyrics are hilarious and I love to sing along anyway!

The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. This is required. You can see the images in your head as you listen can't you?

Silver Bells by Dean Martin. One of my favourite Christmas songs to play, this song always reminds me of the rush during Christmas that somehow always seems exhillerating compared to the rushes we experience during the rest of the year.

Merry Christmas Baby by Hanson. I know a lot of people can't get over the mmmbop days but expand your mind! The song is poppy and catchy and cute. Listen to it!

Silent Night by Jewel. This song is so old and there's so many stories about it, even if it is a little more religous than the others songs it's still too beautiful to forget about.

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas from Home Alone. Though it wasn't this version, this was the song I played at my first Christmas piano recital. I was pretty awesome. This version is catchy cute.

One More Sleep 'Till Christmas from the Muppets Christmas Carol. I leave you with this song. I know I love Christmas Eve almost as much as Christmas. There's still the expectation and the excitement of the next day and love is everywhere. Such a great time.

So with that I bid you farewell. I hope you've enjoyed some of these Christmas songs and no matter what you're celebrating this year: Happy Holidays!

ETA: Noticed I posted one song twice so I replaced it with 'Merry Christmas from the Family' :D
15 November 2005 @ 10:43 pm
Hey everyone, it's been a while, but I thought I'd throw some stuff out there. None of it is very new, not much of what I post is indie or anything like that, but it's fun, and it's GREAT and it's music.

Also, I'm not really feeling very eloquent or descriptive tonight, so if beside a song it says something unintelligent like "good tune, listen to it" please don't kick me. :P

Suite Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Fast Car by David Usher. It's the Tracey Chapman song, but by David, and I just love it. It's mellow... his voice is more whispy than Tracey's, but it compliments the song.

White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. Just cuz.

He Lives in You The Lion King on Broadway. This song haunted my dreams last night, and it was weird, but I love the sound of it.

Don't Look Back Into the Sun by the Libertines.

Mother We Just Can't Get Enough by the New Radicals. Awesome, awesome tune. The singer sounds a teeny bit like Mick in this one...

Unskinny Bop by Poison. This song just rocks. The guitar is way, way cool. yayrock.

Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone. "So on and so on, and scooby-doobie-doobie."

Keep Your Hands to Yourself by the The Georgia Satellites. Weee, yay country-rock.

Calamari, from the Broadway musical A New Brain. This is an awesome song for people who like sarcastic, comedic musicals, or just musicals in general. It's fun, and it's got Kristen Chenoweth as a random waitress.

Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy by Queen. This song is SO the new Killer Queen! It's bouncy and fun and... Freddie Mercury.

This is the Night by the Weird Sisters. Or whoever plays the Weird Sisters in the new Harry Potter flick. I forget who they were going with, but the song sounds veeerrrrryyyyy Franz Ferdinand-ish.

I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love by... I don't know who this is by, anyone got a clue? It's labelled April Wine, but I really don't think it's them... in any event, this song is just too awesome, and I had to add it here.

Renegade by Styx. OMG THIS SONG. It's amazing, heee, I just love it so.

Ophelia by the Band. Great, great tune. Very catchy.

The Taste of Ink by the Used. I can't help it. I like 'em alot. It's angsty, but catchy and surprisingly very melodic.

Coming sometime in the near future will be a post full of funky Christmas tunes... stay with me. :)
12 September 2005 @ 04:01 pm
Hey everyone, I just moved into my brand new house and got my shiny new internet, so I'm making a post to celebrate. Enjoy. Comment, question, rec...

Comin' Up From Behind by Marcy's Playground. I think that I will always love this song. it's just so cool sounding, and sinister and it makes you want to... saunter. Or something.

Lodi by CCR. I've yet to meet a person who isn't a fan of Credence Clearwater Revival. I just like this song. I think it's short and sweet and cute.

St Lawrence River by David Usher. I always listen to this song when I'm sad, and it makes me even sadder, by hey, I never said I wasn't emo. :P It's pretty, and acoustic guitar driven.

Pretty Baby by the Spin Doctors, because frankly, everyone who lived through the 90's needs this song. That's all.

Beast of Burden by the Rolling Stones, because they are tres, tres amazing, adn I saw them recently and can't get 'em out of my head. This is one of my top three of their's.

Rootbeer and Licorice by the Johnny Favorite Swing Orchestra. This song is just awesome. It's... swing rock.

In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins (Or Genesis? I forget which.) The sole reason that this song ROCKS, as is the case of many other Collins' songs, is the fact that the drums kick in in the middle, adn you just FEEL it. Because it's so cool.

The Needle and the Damage Done by Neil Young. My ove for Neil knows NO bounds, adn here's just anyother example.

July, July by the Decemberists. This song kicked off a long, loving relationship with me and the Decemberists. (For further awesomeness, download "Chimbley Sweep".)

Wild Nights by John Mellancamp. This song is SO catchy, and so sumemry. It reminds me of sitting on the patio with all my friends, drinking, talking and laughing.

Poor Unfortunate Souls from the Little Mermaid. Nothing is more fun to sing along to at the top of your lungs. Well... almost nothing... (see next song.)

I Won't Say I'm In Love from Hercules. Yeah...

The Night Time is the Right Time by Ray Charles. The soloist is AMAZING, and so is Ray...

That Song by Big Wreck. The lyrics to this tune rock. Listen to them, ok?

Angels of the Silences (acoustic) by the Counting Crows. This song makes me happy, and hopeful and everything like that. <333


Spotlight: Van Halen.

01: Eddie is CUTE
02: They rock my socks
03: Everyone loves them.



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Why Can't This Be Love.