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I don't know that any song has made me cry, per se, without extreme situational circumstances--like maybe in a movie where sad stuff was happening? BUT I find this song very moving, sad, and sweet.

The youtube video, while I appreciate the effort someone went to, has a lot of background chatter. For an excellent production of the song, go here and listen. (No download necessary.)

30 Days of Music )
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Day 1: Your favorite Song

Honestly, who has just one favorite song? Oh well, Under the Weather is my favorite song often enough that it'll work. :) (Click on the link for the actual video, or just listen with the embedded video.)

Day 1: Your favorite song.
Day 2: A song that makes you cry.
Day 3: A song that makes you dance.
Day 4: Your favorite male singer.
Day 5: Your favorite female singer.
Day 6: Your favorite band.
Day 7: One band/singer you're ashamed to admit you like.
Day 8: One band/singer whose popularity you will never understand.
Day 9: A song that reminds you of an ex.
Day 10: A song that reminds you of your father.
Day 11: A song that reminds you of your mother.
Day 12: A song that makes you want to have sex.
Day 13: A song you sing in the shower.
Day 14: A song from the year you were born.
Day 15: A song you liked in high school.
Day 16: The first song in your mp3 folder.
Day 17: The last song in your mp3 folder.
Day 18: An instrumental song you like.
Day 19: Your favorite love song.
Day 20: Your favorite breakup song.
Day 21: A song that makes you want to break stuff.
Day 22: Your favorite song from a movie.
Day 23: Your favorite duet.
Day 24: Your favorite cover song.
Day 25: Your favorite song from 2010 (so far)
Day 26: Your favorite music video.
Day 27: One song in your mp3 folder you're pretty sure no one else has.
Day 28: One song that needs to never be played again.
Day 29: One song that gives you the creeps.
Day 30: A song you'd like played at your funeral.
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I looooove it!


May. 5th, 2010 12:37 am
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So [ profile] foxarris pointed out something I find very cool, that I never noticed before, about two of my favorite pieces of music (which pretty much makes me unobservant I think, but oh well).


Same chords:

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What is that Cold Miser song from? I feel like I should know... but I don't. It's from a movie right? What movie?
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Slow down.. this night's a perfect shade of
Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room when I'm here with you
I said the world could be burning down
Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room well I'm here with you
I said the world could be burning 'til there's nothing but dark blue..
Just dark blue
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Chantal Kreviazuk - Ghosts of You

I have loved this since the first time I heard it. I want to read the book of this song. Or watch the movie that's this same plot. And the music! It's just so good!

I also really love her song "Mad About You," and basically the whole album, Ghost Stories is awesome. (You can hear samples of all the songs on the page.)

Ghosts of You
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The Nixons. How did I ever discover the Nixons? They blur into a bunch of music and bands that my high school friends introduced me to, force-feeding me music on car trips to Bartlesville, OK for my own good. Trips to the nearest Hastings or the sad little mall that was the closest (about an hour away) thing to shopping available to my high school town of Independence, Kansas.

Last night I found the refrain of one of their songs (Blackout) running through my head, and realized it was a fairly common occurrence. Although I don't listen to them often any more, the Nixons are as appealing to me now as they ever were.

One of my favorites, Don't Cry:

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Collective Soul in general counts as music I just can't get too much of. Needs, in particular, has always spoken to me (and for me) lyrically. I love the arrangement as well.

If you don't know Collective Soul, check them out. One of my all time favorite bands.
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I was introduced to Vienna Teng through a music post by [ profile] baleanoptera that was all songs with storms/rain. Well there were a few that I liked in that set, but I became an instant Vienna Teng fan. I almost saw her in concert after that but by the time I called, all the tickets were gone. That weekend turned out to be hugely complicated anyway--I don't even remember why. But this song remains my favorite after having listened extensively to two of her albums and whatever else comes up on

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The Sound and the Fury was a band from my concert going days at Pitt State. They were out of Kansas City but swung down to Pittsburg often enough that I got to see them frequently (for a while there when Pittsburg had a pretty decent music scene).

Pushing the Demons was always my favorite song of theirs, musically (although sometimes at the end of a set they'd play Hey Jude and I always got way into that). Bass player Jay Kassen told me that he got the idea for the bass riff from a carousel melody and took it from there. It's also one of the first (and only) bits of bass music I ever learned to play.

The Sound and the Fury, TSATF as we liked to abbreviate it, broke up when their van broke down -- the guys just didn't have the resources to put into a new concert vehicle, in spite of the best efforts of their fans in southeast Kansas.

This is still one of my favorite songs
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Rufus Wainwright's April Fool

There's about a hundred versions of Hallelujah by now, I'm sure. This is still my favorite, whether because of the association with a movie I like or just because it was the first version I heard and sounds the most "right" to me.

So that's how I first discovered Rufus Wainwright, but now my favorite song has to be April Fools. I'm not sure why. Something about the melody, I just can't ever hear it too often. And now having seen the bizarre and awesome music video that goes with it, I like it even more: (Embedding disabled on that one, you'll just have to go check it out!)
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I bought a 12 oz coke for the library's Relay for Life. I didn't even know what Relay for Life was, but I'm pretty sure it's a good thing to donate to. Not like... An anti-zombie league. Or a pro-zombie league, for that matter. Anyway, they were $.75, and I paid a dollar and didn't take any change.


[Poll #1395374]

Damn, when did I decide I didn't like P!nk? Why would I do that? I like P!nk. That is my final judgment on the issue.

And I'm kind of tired of Facebook after today. Why don't I ever do anything useful with my time?
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This is totally amazing! It reminds me of my theatre class... although... my shadow puppet show wasn't QUITE this good...

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I have no pictures today. I have old pictures that I took a long time ago and I don't like them anymore. Well I like some of them. But they're from a long time ago. This is how it shall be.

Two of my favorite things combined:


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