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I love all kinds of music. Classical. Pop. Electronic. Industrial. I'm never happier than when listening to Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster or Nine Inch Nails or Presets or a little bit of Holst. I have a soft spot for old crooners too. But dear, sweet brain, for the love of deities, WHY do you give me this?



I'm an awkward teenager again! I'm mooning over Peter Harris in fifth form and wondering if anyone will ever notice me behind my frizzy ginger hair and glasses. Whatever next? Tiffany?! Eesh!

*strops off in a teenage sulk*
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Thirty years ago this week, The Sugar Hill Gang gave us "Rapper's Delight". It was such a seminal moment in musical and hip-hop history, and that combined with Afrika Bambaaataa doing "Planet Rock" probably formed a huge part of my personal formative musical heritage. So here they are. Sugar Hill Gang:



It's as awesome today as it was then. I love it, and I am still looking everywhere for a Rapper's Delight alarm clock as given to Turk by JD in Scrubs. Want!

And so to Afrika Bambaataa. Rock it, don't stop it, you gotta rock it don't stop...


In other music-related news, I have secured Glastonbury tickets for next June. I had kinda forgotten about it because, hell, it's eight and a half months until then, but was reminded today after Andy Williams let slip at a gig this weekend that he'll be playing. So that'll be Tom Jones and Andy Williams in two years? Eeee!



And those were today's music headlines. Now over to Tammy for the weather...
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This wasn't in my head when I woke up this morning, but came up on my iPod and had the predictable result of almost making me cry. Guy Garvey's voice is so beautiful, so tender, his lyrics are poetic bliss and the sentiment expressed in this song is simple and wonderful.

It's not a long song, only about a minute and a half. In the embed I've skipped to the start of the song and after that it's the video credits from the DVD. I would love it if people just had a listen. It might not move you the same way it does me, but it might give you 90 seconds of peace in an otherwise hectic day.



ETA: Apparently you can't skip to a point in a video AND embed it, so jump to 56 seconds in for the start of the song.
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I'm home alone this morning due to Mr G and Mr G Sr. going laptop shopping because Mr G Sr's has packed up and he needs a new one. Mr G rather perceptively asked if I wanted them to come back for me once they were done doing boy things. This is good, because now I get time to do some writing. Just as soon as I stop procrastinating and get the fuck on with it...

More mind music this morning:



Right, on with some writing for an hour then off out for museum browsing with the G Clan.
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We have a new vacuum cleaner, called Henry. No really. That's what he's called. For those who've never met Henry, he looks like this:



I had more fun than should be possible last night cleaning the cat hair off the stair carpet with my new friend Henry. He also made the carpet in the spare bedroom look somewhere near presentable given it's about 20 years old and about as threadbare as a carpet can be without falling apart completely.

I was also amused to find, whilst I was cleaning in the spare room ready for the arrival of Mr G's dad this evening, a magazine that had gone missing from the bathroom a couple of weeks ago. I get Scarlet, which is a monthly mag of toy reviews, kink discussions and what they call "Cliterature", and when it's in I tend to read it in the bath. I remembered leaving it on the windowsill and was perplexed I'd been unable to find. When I discovered it pushed under the spare bed, I realised the last time I'd seen it was before we went to North Wales. And when we were in North Wales, my cousin and her fiance came to stay in our house and slept in the spare bed. I smiled to myself and wondered whether it provided them with any inspiration whilst we were allowing the free run of our house to get some respite from the tiny cramped space they're currently sharing with my aunt and uncle ;)

This morning also provided mind music. Today it was this:

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This one was the first thing running through my head this morning. I can't decide if this is appropriate given the weather at the moment [although the sky is blue, it sure is autumnal. What do Americans call this time of year? Fall-like? *shrugs*] or a complete non-sequiteur given the song wedged in my brain yesterday morning.

I can't find a version where the end isn't irritatingly chopped off, but this one goes on the longest...

Mind music

Sep. 30th, 2009 06:55 pm
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I keep waking up with songs in my head. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it, but I'm going to start keeping note of them because I find it interesting that my first thought when I wake up in the morning is something musical. This morning's earworm was this, from my dim and distant indie-kid past:

Music Meme

Sep. 11th, 2009 12:48 pm
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I pinched this from [livejournal.com profile] karaokegal

Because I am so confident in my knowledge of music, ask me about 5 of your favorite bands [or artists], and I will list my favorite songs by each of them and why, but the catch is you must post this in your journal too! You know you want to! Make it so!

The meme says you should post to your journal, but I'm not one for meme fascism. If you just wanna test me and don't fancy it yourself, I won't be checking up on you ;)
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] karaokegal

Instructions: Open up your iTunes (or WinAmp, or whatever) and fill out this survey, no matter how embarrassing the responses might be.

This is just for my iPod. I have about 2 terrabytes of music in the house.

How many songs total: 1532
How many hours or days of music: I have no clue how to work that out
Most recently played: "Left of Nowhere" - Grafton Primary
Most played: "We Are The Music" - Grafton Primary
Most recently added: "In It For The Money" - Supergrass

Sort by song title
First Song:
"A-K-A I-D-I-O-T" - The Hives
Last Song: "1992" - Blur

Sort by time
Shortest "0" - Clinic
Longest "Marais La Nuit" - Neko Case

Sort by album
First album: "Absolution" - Muse
Last album: "1000 Years of Popular Music" - Richard Thompson

First song that comes up on Shuffle:"Karate Kid 2" - Mexican Institute of Sound

Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Death - 4 - Shuffled Song: "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above" - CSS
Life - 35 - Shuffled Song: "Colin Zeal" - Blur from Modern Life is Rubbish
Love - 24 - Shuffled Song: "The Price of Love" - White Lies
Hate - 2 - Shuffled Song: "Hate To Say I Told You So" - The Hives
You - 164 - Shuffled Song: "I Don't Like You" - Electric Six
Sex - 16 - Shuffled Song: "The Negative Sex" - I Am X

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