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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!


This entry was originally posted at http://sapphire2309.dreamwidth.org/52048.html.
s2309: (Diana 2)
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 - [livejournal.com 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 - [livejournal.com 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 - [livejournal.com profile] sandy79
15. Rust Or Gold - Jill Andrews - Neal - [livejournal.com profile] treonb
16. Last Kiss - Taylor Swift - Kate - [livejournal.com 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
s2309: (guitar)
Stolen from [livejournal.com 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)
s2309: (guitar)
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.
s2309: (Rebecca)
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* )
s2309: (guitar)
http://scalzifeed.livejournal.com/2523431.html - 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).
s2309: (guitar)
MARIA MENA RELEASED A NEW ALBUM LIKE A MONTH AND A HALF AGO AND I ONLY JUST FOUND OUT.

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.
s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 30 - Your favourite song at this time last year

According to LJ, the songs I was listening to at this time last year were...
(With me, the songs I'm listening to are generally my favourites at the time, so this works :D)

one

Home by Dishwalla. This is a beautiful, comforting song. It's one of the happier songs in my gigantic iTunes. I like it.

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two

Destiny - Syntax. This song is intense! I love the beat, I'm not so fond of the lyrics - I'm not a determinist, I don't believe that we don't have a choice - but the song's great to listen to :D

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And, since I can't believe that I haven't added a single Florence + The Machine song in these thirty days:-

bonus!

Breath Of Life by Florence + The Machine. Florence has a choir backing her, and the choir still fades in comparison with her voice. This is the song that made me fall in love with the band. I haven't linked to the official video because the song's been edited down to three and something minutes when it's actually four and something minutes.

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And it's over. :'(
s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 29 - A song from your childhood

There were SUCH shitty songs in my childhood, OMG.

one

Asereje by Las Ketchup. I did the freaking dance. There is photographic evidence of it. I am embarrassed.

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two

Kaanta Laga by DJ Doll.

please don't listen to this shit what the fuck even is going on in the video i don't even..... WHY WAS I EXPOSED TO THIS SHIT AS AN INNOCENT CHILD???

I disown my childhood self. This is unbelievable. This cannot have been my first favourite song.

I hate to do this...

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Skipping the lyrics because I think that'll just make it worse for me.

And I've been ignoring the end for so long, MEME PLEASE DON'T GO. *cries*
s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play

one

All Of Me, composed by Jon Schmidt, performed by thepianoguys. Never happening. NEVER D:

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No lyrics :)

two

Any part of August's Rhapsody by Mark Mancina. I haven't tried playing it yet, probably won't either, but damn, is this piece of music gorgeous or what.

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No lyrics :)
s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument

one

Bella's Lullaby by Carter Burwell. Yes, yes, I know, Twilight movie, shitty romance, but if there's one thing that series of movies did right, it's the soundtrack.

I can play the piano part till about 20 seconds from the end - it has some really big chords that my hands aren't big enough for :P

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No lyrics :P

two

Boston by Augustana. This is a gorgeous goddamn song!! I am so proud to be able to manage to play even snatches of the piano part.

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s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh

one

Watch Out For This by Major Lazer. I have no idea what the hell is going on in this song, but whatever it is, it's sort of funny? IDEK how a song can be funny, but I suppose this comes close.

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I have no idea what's going on in the lyrics, so I'm skipping them :P

two

Beautiful Liar by Beyonce and Shakira. The song itself isn't funny, but there's this bit in the video where Beyonce and Shakira switch places in between camera cuts/takes/whatever the hell you call those things and you can't keep track of them - this is approximately between 2:30 and 3:00. Again, not funny, but kinda freaky. :P I like it!

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Um. I guess I don't listen to funny music?
s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral

one

Angels by Augustana. The feel of this song is the feel I want at my funeral. It's perfect.

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lyrics - very repetitive, but also very peaceful )

two

Blue Sunshine - Brandon Chandler. This is my idea of heaven. It's beautiful.

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three

Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World. I hope I leave at least one person behind who thinks this of me. Or maybe none. I don't know. But the song's beautiful anyhow, so yay!

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s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

I don't plan on getting married, so I'm going to interpret this as a song that describes my romantic hopes and dreams.

one

Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift, featuring Ed Sheeran.

I'm a Swiftie, OK? And I have serious feels for this song. And the video is completely adorable. And I love it!

I think what I like about the song is the simplicity. It's not complicated love, it's not overly romantic, it's not grand gestures, it's two people singing about getting to know each other. And I'd like that. I'd like it to be easy. I don't want difficult and painful and complicated, I want simple.

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two

Somewhere Only We Know, as covered by Lily Allen. This is probably only here because it's a piano heavy song, but whatever.

This isn't quite a lovesong, but it's about the kind of relationship I want, someday. It's not explicit in the lyrics, but I hear about a relationship built on mutual faith, trust, all the good things, basically.

Oh simple thing, where have you gone? I'm getting tired and I need someone to rely on.

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three

Tell Her You Love Her by Echosmith. All of it. I just... all of it. To me, it subtly explains how I'm very breakable and how I don't get over stuff easily and it's everything I want and need and whatever and it's just perfect. It helps that the lead singer has a really, really lovely voice.

This song also reminds me that one person can't prop up a relationship, can't do all the work. It has to be both of them. Which is odd, considering the lyrics, but whatever, brain vomit :P

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ETA: Oops, accidentally linked to Lady Antebellum's Dancing Away With My Heart instead of the Echosmith song. I think it's fixed now :D
s2309: (Sapphire)
Ahh, I forgot again. I think this is my subconscious pushing Day 22 as far away as possible.

Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy

one

Blue by Beyonce. The happy is uncomplicated, you know? It's peaceful and light and perfect background music for writing.

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two

Here With Me by Susie Suh and Robot Koch. This doesn't exactly seem happy on first listen, but I think it sort of walks the fine like between happy and sad. I find it more happy than sad, mostly because I equate the slow, steady background beat with happy and the lyrics just wash over me, the words not quite registering.

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lyrics )
s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry

one

Seether is my favourite angry artist, and Pride is my usual fallback when I'm angry. And despite the fact that I thoroughly loathe the use of the word 'rape', it is a very good angry song.

youtube )
lyrics - these have more curses than is the norm for the music i generally listen to. )

two

Fuck You by Lily Allen. This is not actually a song that I listen to when I'm angry, this is more of a theoretical "oh yeah, that seems like the kind of song I should listen to when I'm pissed off." Because seriously, if I actually listened to this song when I was angry, I'd stop being angry and start grinning like a maniac.

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s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 19 - A song from your favourite album

one

As of right now, Beyonce's BEYONCE is my favourite album. I don't have a favourite song - all the songs are too brilliant. My favourite song from the album as of right now would be Superpower featuring Frank Ocean. I never thought I'd come to like this song - there was something about the tone or the beat or something that didn't sit well with me on first listen, but now I can't get enough of it.

And I thought the world would revolve without us.

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two

Despite still not having all the feels for Christina Perri's Head Or Heart, I am still madly in love with lovestrong.. (yes, that second full stop is necessary. the album name has a full stop.) I've already used my favourite songs in the meme, and the others are popular, so here's a song from her Ocean Way Sessions EP that sadly didn't make the album but is awesome regardless. Yes, I do not think straight. But Daydream by CP reminds me so much of this album that half the time, I think it's on the album, so technically it is a part of what makes this album my favourite. That's a logical explanation. Yes, ma'am.

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s2309: (Sara)
I'm going to interrupt my 30 Days of Music Meme to give you... more music.

This is for Challenge 3 - Crossover Roulette - at [livejournal.com profile] womenverse

walk with a vengeance - a sara ellis + olivia pope fanmix )
s2309: (Sapphire)
So, um, I failed at posting yesterday. But! I wrote about 2500 words that are a part of a longer story that will hopefully see the light of journal soon. So, forgiven?

Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio

There are boatloads of songs that I wish were played more on the radio, but I'll just stick to the two I'm switching between today.

one

New Day by Kate Havnevik. I like the intro well enough, but I only really fall in love with this song at about 1:44. It's lovely.

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two

Cello Song by The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez. I'd been hunting for this song two days ago and making no headway till I remembered that it had been in the background of The Blacklist. It's beautiful.

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lyrics )

Question - What do you think Neal's afraid of? This is for the story I referenced above - I want to scare the shit out of him, but he doesn't scare easy. Generally, specifically, whatever. Thanks in advance!
s2309: (Sapphire)
Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio

Luckily, I just listened to the radio today, so I don't know about often, but I did hear these songs on the radio, so yeah. Hope that counts!

one

Stay by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko. OMG, this is the first time in this meme that there's a featured artist. How did that happen?

Anyhow. Beautiful song, lovely voices.

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two

Addicted To You by Avicii. Not much to say about this song, except that through it, I discovered Audra Mae, who has a really fabulous voice (she gave uncredited vocals for the song)

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...do you get the feeling that I rushed through this?

Part two. The Matt Bomer Is Hot part. The only reason why you're here.

Just when I was clinging to the last of my fading crush on Matt Bomer and wondering if I was really, truly, done with him (major crisis over the mast few days, I was panicking big time), I came across these pictures, and I kid you not, he fucked with my breathing. I;m not breathless, breathless isn't the right word. It's more like I'm incredibly conscious of every breath I take. I cannot believe I haven't seen these before. I just... LOOK AT HIM.

cut for MB's sexiness. MB's sexiness in this requires a warning. )

I can't believe I ever even doubted the crush.

Maybe it's the shadows, maybe it's his brood. He's just... really, really sexy in these pictures. Whew.

I'm gonna... go feast my eyes a little more.

afterthought - hmmm, addicted to you is really perfect in this context, isn't it?

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