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13. One of your favorite 70's songs

The oldest music I enjoy is from the 90's. I am heckin young.

I'm gonna go with Tare Hain Barati from the movie Virasat (which is from 1997, it's as young as me!). I found it when it was covered by Bhoomi Trivedi on Indian Idol. I recommend Bhoomi's version if you're like me and don't like high female singing voices.

This is a really sweet song which was stuck in my head for weeks after this episode aired. I like it.
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12. A song from your pre-teen years

Euh. Taylor Swift's entire Fearless album. I was very mainstream when I started listening to English music.

To be fair, this is one of her best albums (barring a few songs), and has some really good music.
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11. A song that you never get tired of

...does not exist indefinitely. However, as I've mentioned earlier, occasionally, I latch onto one song that I listen to for days or weeks on end. Familiar has finally been shifted out of its top spot by Can't Kill Us by The Glitch Mob. It's good background music in that it doesn't have lyrics, but also it's interesting enough that when I focus out of something and onto the music, it's not textureless.

the full list )
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10. A song that makes you sad

3WW by alt-J. The song starts at 1:27. Video includes death, a funeral, associated imagery, a character attempting to survive the great outdoors, and wolves.

There's a lot of layers to this song, and in the end, it's not a positive take on a love story, or on love in general. But it is beautiful and oddly soothing.
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I've started to swim - 50 laps each today, yesterday, and the day before that, of a 12.5 m pool (I define a lap as two lengths, so one lap is ~25 m). I hope this stays a pattern.

I'm so freaking sleepy, and it's only 11 30 pm. I think this is a good sign.


9. A song that makes you happy

Familiar by Agnes Obel. It's rare that I don't get sick of a song shortly after it's my One True Song, but this is a damn good song, and I don't think I overplayed it, so it's still soothing and happy-making.
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8. A song about drugs or alcohol

Medicine - Daughter. There were a few other candidates, but this is the one that's both most focused on what the prompt asks for, and also matches my mood right now. Sort of hopeful, but also melancholy.

I'm just going to do these whenever I feel like posting a thing, because clearly the day-by-day thing isn't happening.
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7. A song to drive to

There's this group called Antiqcool which has these really soothing guitar instrumentals that I always listened to while learning to drive. I particularly like All The Seeds (9:36 to 13:45 in the linked video). Come to think of it, this is good study music too...
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6. A song that makes you want to dance

Green Light by Lorde. It's catchy. And there's a lovely piano bit right before the chorus that makes the high voices in the chorus (which I personally dislike) worth it.

the full list )
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5. A song that needs to be played LOUD

She Beats by EMIKA. It's dance-y and angsty at the same time. I love it :D (NOTE: flashing lights and very quick jump cuts in the linked video)
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4. A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget about

Budapest by George Ezra. My ex girlfriend sent this song to me saying 'this is how I feel about you'. It's a really sweet song (not exactly my style, but I liked it for the lyrics). It's just that we both fucked that relationship up pretty badly and ended up never speaking to each other again. I still have a book she lent me.

It was lovely while it lasted, though.
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3. A song that reminds you of summer

I'm gonna go with Still In Love With You by Sade, even though pretty much any song with a good acoustic guitar line fits the bill. It's a very summery instrument. It's also true to my experience of summer in that it's casually melancholy without really going anywhere deep with the sadness, just staying on the surface. I sort of walk around like a zombie in summer.
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2. A song you like with a number in the title

32 Flavours by Ani DiFranco.

Okay, let's be real here. "Someday you might find you're starving and eating all of the words you just said" is one of the most beautiful lyrics that has ever been written. I adore Ani DiFranco, and how she just is, you know? The way she just is the person she wants to be and casually gives a giant middle finger to anyone who tries to tell her otherwise. I would kill for that kind of honesty with myself.
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There's a music meme going around my flist and I think it might just make me happier than trying to post about my brainstate, because I churn out the same damn positives every day. I'm going to try and pick happy songs.

1. A song you like with a colour in the title.

Blue Sunshine by Brandon Chandler. It's a beautiful little song that I first heard on Make It Or Break It, during a lovely moment with my favourite character almost getting everything she ever wanted. It still makes me a little emotional, in a good way. I always wanted Emily to have a happy ending, and I hate the one the show gave her, but at least she had this moment. Not that it's enough, in the long run, but it's something.

the full list )
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[Background for you if you magically got here without being linked to it - I wrote this up as part of my fandom stocking post when I asked for music recs, and then realized that it was a bit, ahem, long.]

[Oh, and yes, I have a stocking! I'll make sure to link to it when it's up :D]

Genre talk. )

This brings me to the conclusion of this long winded ramble on music I love. I hope it helped! And even if it didn't, I hope you had fun!
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Because I am fucking sick of not writing, I'm throwing out a remix of the Music Is My Boyfriend meme, which I adore.

Here are twenty songs that I think would make good fic fodder. Pick a song (or a number, if you don't know any of them c: ), pair it with a character, and leave it in a comment! No repeated characters, please c:

1. Left Handed Kisses - Andrew Bird ft. Fiona Apple.
2. If Things Were Perfect - Moby - Elizabeth - [ profile] sandy79
3. Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple
4. Sajda - from the My Name Is Khan soundtrack
5. Medicine - Daughter
6. Mar Jawaan - from the Fashion soundtrack
7. Nothing & Nowhere - Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton
8. Jugni - from the Cocktail soundtrack
9. Where I Come From - Maria Mena - Diana - [ profile] china_shop
10. Various Storms & Saints - Florence + The Machine
11. In The Waiting Line - Zero 7 - Sara - Anonymous
12. Penguin - Christina Perri
13. Baatein - Fuzön
14. Too Late - M83 - Peter - [ profile] sandy79
15. Rust Or Gold - Jill Andrews - Neal - [ profile] treonb
16. Last Kiss - Taylor Swift - Kate - [ profile] sandy79
17. Elastic Heart - Sia
18. Badi Dheere Jali - from the soundtrack of Ishqiya
19. Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
20. Thinking Out Loud - Emiliana Torrini
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Stolen from [ profile] elrhiarhodan.

Rules: Using only the song titles from one artist, cleverly answer these 11 questions

The artist I’m selecting: Florence + the Machine
What is your gender: Queen of Peace
Describe yourself: Strangeness & Charm
How do you feel: Caught
If you could go anywhere, where would it be: Never Let Me Go
Favourite mode of transportation: Ship To Wreck
Your best friend: My Boy Builds Coffins
Favourite time of the day: No Light, No Light
If your life was a TV show, what would it be called: Hurricane Drunk
What is life to you: What The Water Gave Me
Relationship status: Over The Love
Your fear: Long & Lost

(I could have gone with Delilah for best friend, but that's a cop out :P)
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I'm listening to old Avril Lavigne again. This is not good.

In other news, I just got done with uploading all my fic to my AO3 account. This has reminded me to finish filling prompts for this one prompt meme. I'll probably post a roundup by tonight if I manage to fill them.
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I've finally updated my masterlist! After over a year! Anyone who wanted a long list of my fanworks can click here and see it now c:

I have a bunch of things I've wanted to ramble about since yesterday. But today sucked, so let's start with that.

are you sure you want to click this? are you sure you're sure? *g* )
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Read this. Read all of it.

I like to think of it as how to insult someone with class.

In other news, I'm changing the way I write my f's, because I don't like it anymore, and changing the way I write my letters is something I do every so often.

Also, Taylor Swift's first album, despite being very country, is also very good. I think I even rank it above Speak Now (which isn't saying much, because Speak Now as an album is a disorganised mess).
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And it's not shit!!! The album before this, she tried to go synth, and she did it SO BADLY and I was really sad but now she's back to piano and I AM IN LOVE.

That is all.


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