5 songs

Jun. 23rd, 2009 06:07 pm
ans99: (geekout)
tagged by [livejournal.com profile] tr2a

name/upload 5 songs beginning with a letter designated by the tagger
comment and i'll tell you which letter to use

mine was L:

moxy fruvous- laika (live)

a jazzy live version, with lots of interesting goodies thrown in-- as was the norm for moxy fruvous in concert. my favorite version of one of my favorite fruvous songs.

amanda palmer- leeds united

we know amanda's voice is not american-idol-worthy or anything, but i love her and this song specifically for the voice cracking. i really have no idea what the song is about but who cares?

modest mouse- lounge

this is the song i keep trying to remind ken about. it's the modest mouse song i first fell in love with, because around the late 90's/early 00's i was a huge fan of songs with multiple parts that didn't necessarily fit together (see also the beatles' "baby you're a rich man," radiohead's "paranoid android").

does it offend you, yeah?- let's make out

i wanted to buy their album, marry the band and have their babies based just on this song.

tori amos- london girls

i discovered this cover song in college and for some reason found it endlessly amusing. so i used to annoy sara by singing or playing it over and over. she finally ended up just giving me the single she had with the song, probably because she couldn't stand it in her presence at all any longer.
ans99: (flerpy derpy doo)

soon this will be a shirt, i promise.
ans99: (khef)
because i'm pretty sure i've done this meme before. oh well. i'm supposed to tag some of you but i think everyone who would have done this has done it. so do it if you want to, i guess.

1. i've been fully cognizant of my bisexuality for a decade and still i have never kissed a girl.

2. generally, i feel more of a rapport with animals than people.

3. i have never been burned by a flame but i have such an intense fear of fire that it's taken me until last year to feel comfortable even lighting a match. conversely, i have been sliced open by numerous metal objects in my lifetime and feel perfectly comfortable around knives.

4. i have not knowingly eaten beef since i did a research paper on mad cow disease during my college days.

5. male suffering really turns me on. sorry guys.

6. for a short time in my youth i took dance and gymnastics classes. i quit gymnastics because i got some sort of pseudo-feminism going on and didn't like feeling like they were trying to get me to contort into a specific body image/feminine ideal-- and that i was failing miserably at it.

7. i'm a chronically late person and have been for as long as i can remember.

8. artistic inspiration is why i inevitably give the world one more chance. it's also why i love teaching. people just come up with the most amazing ideas sometimes, and it's all i can do to wonder why i never thought of them because they're just so obvious and wonderful and brilliant.

9. my high school friends and i used to pretend we were the beatles. i was john.

10. in middle school these same friends and i used to hide out in the art room during lunchtime so we wouldn't have to deal with any of the other students harassing us. i suppose in a way we formed our own reactive clique.

11. the reason i started photographing things was due to my fascination that you could print a memory. because of this i find it almost unbearably difficult to throw any of them away.

12. http://thedreamatists.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/dalis-dream-of-a-virgin.jpg
this is my favorite dali painting. sometimes i like to tell people he painted it for me.

13. some of the best times of my life were spent sneaking away from college for the weekend, taking a bus alone to nyc and spending that weekend with this guy i barely knew. i've never been able to see the city in the same way since, so i've always been disappointed when i've returned there.

14. i have not seen most of my extended family in a Very Long Time. there's no obvious tension, we're all just horrible at correspondence.

15. i was an avid reader as a child-- i mean like, i'd get multiple BOXES of 'em from scholastic. by the time i was in second grade they were giving me "special" spelling tests because the regular ones were too easy for me. i remember quibbling with the teacher over the correct spelling of "moustache" (she insisted it only "mustache" was acceptable until we checked the dictionary together)

16. i'm now a blue belt in kempo karate but i have a ridiculously low pain tolerance so i'm still pretty much useless at defending myself.

17. i worked on a dairy farm for a summer, and so i'm privileged enough to know the unbeatable feeling of a cow crapping on your head.

18. just about every night i have really vivid, horrifyingly fascinating dreams that could easily be horror/sci-fi b-movie plots. as a rule i'm usually left shaken from these dreams for the rest of the day.

19. when i encounter incompetence from the world i automatically want to kill myself.

20. i almost got a gig in high school doing english as a second language instructional audio tapes for i think hispanic students. i got all the way into the studio for recording before they decided i made too many "mouth noises"-- clicks and such like when you open your mouth to start talking and your tongue unsticks from the roof and so on. anyway the guy canned me right then and there. now when i hear all the voice personalities on the radio i go crazy pointing out all the mouth noises i hear. jerks.

21. i check the ceilings wherever i'm eating because i'm paranoid that a bug is going to fall from it and into my food. this is based on a true story from my childhood, where i was at a food court with a friend and a very giant, very dead hornet plummeted from above and landed smack in the middle of our table.

22. i'm so argumentative that i once wrote a five-page appeal for a parking ticket. whether they're still reading it, decided it wasn't worth it, lost my paperwork, decided that if i lost i might come after them with a shotgun, or lost track of me once i moved i'm not sure-- but i never heard from the
parking people again.

23. i have a hard time hiding my true emotions. they're written right across my face at all times, and this has gotten me into trouble time and time again.

24. all of the animals i own right now were laboratory rescues. two of them, my rats, are from my own behavioral experiment.

25. i co-starred in some doctor who fan films written and produced by james a few years ago.
ans99: (Default)
hey, so i know i haven't actually done any of the drawings i said i'd do but this little offer still stands. i want to get started on this soon. there's still 1-2 slots open, depending on if [livejournal.com profile] eyeteeth was being serious.

so far i've got:

Pick for me? -anna
kevin bacon! dressed as um hitler -alex
queen of england with a pair of hulk hands -alan
I mean, if you really want to draw me something it's not as if I'll stand in your way... -eyeteeth

this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to request some of the most questionable art ever, folks. don't pass it up :P
ans99: (hott)
yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] notemily:

These are the rules, which I've just made up:

1. Go to your last.fm page.
2. Go to your Charts page and select "Tracks" and "Last 12 Months."
3. Take your top 12 songs. (or 15, or whatever number you like; I picked 12 because 12 months = 12 songs.)
4. OPTIONAL: If there is more than one track by the same artist on your list, pick only one, and replace the others with songs from further down the list. Repeat until you have 12 unique songs.
5. Post your 2008 mix!

6. i've added links to either full tracks or youtube vids with the full tracks/live versions.

1. Regina Spektor – Fidelity

this really is embarrassing. because this is the song that introduced me to regina spektor, and led me to believe that she couldn't sing. of course then i heard "us" and that opinion was almost instantly changed. so it's kind of fucking hilarious this was the most played song on my computer last year. sorry regina. i love you NOW.

2. Sarah Blasko – The Garden's End

i got into sarah blasko either early 2008 or late 2007, and i can't stop listening to her. i will tell anyone who will listen that she is the female thom yorke. this song in particular is challenging to sing, so i probably put it on a bunch to practice? oh, and the video is really 2 and a half songs live, so the song in question is somewhere in the middle.

3. Fisher – too late (odyssey version)

i don't much go for fisher anymore, but this song is just exquisitely pretty. i keep meaning to make a doctor who vid to it. she did this version specifically for some dudes book, and the site makes you register, but i can guarantee it won't kill you and it's worth the download.

4. Damien Rice – Rootless Tree

[livejournal.com profile] gelosia sent me this. i'm glad she did because this is one of the most beautiful songs i've ever, ever, ever heard in my life. god i love repetitive swearing, and apparently, so does damien rice.

5. Nine Inch Nails – only (aborted mix)

lol. i made this, with ken, for a radio contest we had no chance in hell of winning.

6. Frou Frou – Hear Me Out

what this list is really turning into is the list of songs i'll actually tolerate running through without going to the effort of changing tracks. all i can tell you about this song is that i remember i had it stuck in my head two years ago.

7. Radiohead – Last Flowers

this is nominated for my favorite radiohead song. i remember back long ago when we all speculated what this song sounded like, and how there were some fake mp3s circulating. it was well worth the wait. if you're going to click on one song have it be this one.

8. Muse – Time Is Running Out

there were a bunch of muse songs in here. i really love this one the most consistently out of all of them though. and it's like the regina spektor thing, an embarrassing spectacle where this was the song that both acquainted me with muse and made me think it was asstarded, and now i love it and them to pieces. matt bellamy's exaggerated gasping is still bizarre enough to be made fun of every time i hear it, however.

9. Portishead – It's a Fire

this is a very old favorite. i think i've had this song in circulation as long as i've had livejournal.

10. Tori Amos – Digital Ghost

i don't know if you could tell but i listen to a lot of tori amos. i find myself to be a really bizarre type of fan, in that i came into her music during the boys for pele era, stuck with her through everything and learned to love each album, and find myself especially hooked on her newer stuff. i might be one of the few "old fans" in existence to actually enjoy the beekeeper, but i do. that and american doll posse, which this track is off of, have kept me happy for the past year and i've since neglected that original trilogy of albums that had me hooked. fandom is odd sometimes.

11. Depeche Mode – Suffer Well (Single Version)

oh. um. heh. well, this came off of a fanmix for the master, actually, that i got off someone's lj. it's... i like depeche mode, don't get me wrong, but a lot of their stuff is really over-the-top cliche angst, all polish and precision but some strange greasy polish that you can't get off your hands for days afterwards, and keeps appearing in random places for even longer than that. i can't even listen to their stuff before violator because the songwriting is so hideously embarrassing.

but one thing i've always liked about depeche mode is their painful honesty. this is one of their newer singles, but it reminds me a little of their old stuff. i remember the first time i heard it i thought it started out a little stilted, with all the rhyming. then it hit the chorus, with the wailing "i just hang ooonnnnnnnn," and i totally got it. it's hard to hate a song with such naked emotion in the lyrics.

oh jesus, i've managed to find a tron fanvid to this song. enjoy!

12. Fiona Apple – Oh Well

i really like to sing along to this one, especially the line "what you did to me made me see myself something awful." if you hear it you'll know what i mean.


of course as soon as i finish this my charts change. dumb last.fm.
ans99: (khef)
Haiku2 for freyja
three years and a long
dry summer i am right
now as it is i
Created by Grahame
ans99: (flerpy derpy doo)
some 2008 meme )

40. What are you doing to ring in 2009?

41. Whom do you plan on kissing to ring in 2009?
john simm. failing that, though, i GUESS ken.
ans99: (kickass)
"The first five people to comment in this post get to request a sketch of a character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their drawing ability level. If you absolutely can't draw, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drabbles or icons or something instead."

since we seem to be pimping our Madd Arte Skillz out in this section below here, i might as well post my latest "sketch":

(i am so pleased with these pencils. it is like a man who has only eaten twizzlers all his life getting a portobella mushroom burger with pepper jack cheese and avocado and sundried tomato paste. ok, now i'm hungry. but if someone wants to get me art pencils for some gift-giving day i will not object. 6B FTW.)

stolen from mario, who stole it from someone i don't know, who undoubtedly stole it from someone else ad infinitum.*

ans99: (Default)
yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] brigid:

Put your mp3 player thingy on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results.

As an added bonus, can anyone guess the 20 songs?

i opened the fire door to four lips
none of which were mine
finals blew, i barely knew
my graduation speech
i think of venus, sinking down
into the sea
textovore, the eater of text
someone that i met but i hardly knew
leaf by leaf and page by page
i've been thinking for a while i should fly
maybe i didn't like to hear but
there's this drummer i know
here's a sad story
i don't know where to start
you come from far away with pictures in your eyes
with a washcloth to his forehead
richard says to me
don't ask me why i'm crying, i'm not gonna tell you what's wrong
never buy your recording headset
from a little old gypsy lady
carbon monoxide
soon i'll go to sleep
yesterday i got so old i felt like
i could die
stop me, oh stop me, stop me
if you think that you've heard this one before
there has been a spacecraft sighted
you have my heart
and we'll never be worlds apart
ans99: (irreverence)
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down no matter how silly it makes you look.
4. Title this post what the answer to your last question is.
5. Good luck and have fun!

blow out- radiohead

"all wrapped up in cotton wool
all wrapped up and sugar coated"

completely miserable- lit

stick it out- frank zappa

cinders- sarah blasko

"did you forget it all?
do you listen when i call?
these fire trails lead north
and slowly back in time
slowly back in time..."

carbon- tori amos

"get me neil on the line, no i won't hold
have him read 'snow, glass, apples'
where nothing is what it seems
'little sis, you must crack this he says to me'"

girl anachronism- the dresden dolls

"you can tell
from the scars on my arms
and cracks in my hips
and the dents in my car
and the blisters on my lips
that i'm not the carefullest of girls"

everything must go- jim's big ego

"'cause we're all gonna die
and we don't know when
so what're we gonna do until then?"

untitled- vermillion lies

"oh pet me feed me go away
that's what i'm saying that's what i'm sayin
i hate the way you hang around!"

survivalism- nine inch nails

the perfect drug- nine inch nails

like a prayer- madonna

the house at the top of a tree- they might be giants

sounds like an affliction- minna bromberg

megalomania- muse

heyyyy, that's not really a secret...

13th storm- minna bromberg

"and there's one thing i know, down deep in my soul:
i don't quite have the tires to be heading north"

knock knock- smile.dk


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