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Repetitions upon a theme: sometimes I feel like I make the same LJ entry over and over again before I'm done getting this shit out of my system. Allons-y!

Blammo: a Bowie entry )
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Maybe this is better on Tumblr, and maybe I'm not a "real" fan (before yesterday the only song of theirs I'd known, and loved, was Baby I'm An Anarchist), but I want this here -

gabel

I have spent the last 24 hours on and off alternately beaming and tearing up. You brave, brave soul. ♥

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When we all got up and danced and sang along with the people on stage who love David Bowie so much they have made it their actual career to be him, though not exactly, I thought: this is the exact epitome of fandom. This is it: letting it sweep you away despite (because of!) the cheesiness, and knowing every single word to every goddamn song and letting the riffs come and come at you. And participating in an extended in-joke, an exercise in the best sort of earnest irony. It must be so strange being in a tribute band.

I kicked my shoes off and danced and danced and danced. The glitter on them came off anyway.

PS. Not that I'm saying it was a perfect show - the lead singer will never approach the perfection of Lindsay Kemp's original choreography, the vocals were muddy and the most recognisable thing in the end were Bowie's riffs, but the dancing made up for it. Exam tomorrow, la!
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Dudes! I am so in the mood for listening to new music right now I can't even say.

What is your new (doesn't have to be newly-released, though it can be) favourite song?

I'll start: Owen Pallett - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt

I loathe the music video for this (it gives me a headache), but I love this song. Because of the sharp sad lyrics, the shimmering chords, the shifting point of view. Because.

"there is a great deal of subject-object reversal, deconstructionism, solipsism, and moments of intense self-obsession, self-deprecation and narcissism. There is an element of public self-excoriation involved..." - Fantasy world, Time Out Chicago

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN.

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Wednesday, 15 September 2010 22:19
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Could anyone who has a copy of Spoon's Don't Let It Get You Down be bothered to upload it for me? *smiles winningly*
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When I'm tired, I listen to old songs about outer space.

David Bowie -- Space Oddity

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do


Elton John -- Rocket Man

Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone


It's Sunday morning here. I shouldn't be this shakily exhausted. Laptop, bed, falling asleep to latest Doctor Who -- y/n?
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  • My pinky just went to sleep. Goddamnit.

  • Oh hey, it's awake now! That was an interesting sensation; I wanted to capture it.

  • Also, hey, hey, guess who's going to see Florence + the Machine when they come o'er here? That's right: ME! I listened to the album properly for the first time ever two days ago, and now I am so ridiculously stuck on her, her, herrr. Her amazing voice and amazing songs and (crush mode) red hair and jawline, gosh. ♥

  • Plus The xx is opening for her. :D

  • Also coming to Singapore is Au Revoir Simone, whom I know approximately nothing about. I have heard they are awesome though! Thoughts, anyone?

  • I am riffing off [livejournal.com profile] kickingrad's resolution to catch more live shows (does theater count? Because they are putting up The Tempest sometime soon, and I should check that out), because! For the first time in my life I have the time and also money to watch more things in general, AND AND AND. Super excited!

  • We had a new person coming in today at work! Dorky and nice and over-eager, I know the feeling, aw man. Reminds me of more than one person I know. Does that happen more often when you move along more? People starting to blur into types. I AM UNDECIDED ABOUT THIS.

  • Things that made me smile: talking with [livejournal.com profile] themoononastick about when it is acceptable to use Brit spelling (obviously the answer is when you're writing AUs where a critical mass of the main characters are British), and her telling me about the AU where Z and Charlotte went to university in London. *_____________*

  • I really like the dress I wore to work today, oh man. Dark blue sleeveless and edged with black cotton lace! It is a little bit too big for me (it was my sister's), but I love the skirt. Sometimes I think hey, when did clothes gain the ability to make me happy? with somewhat mild surprise because I never did bother when I was younger, but now they do. I feel my life has been greatly enriched as a result.

  • They have put up Chinese New Year decorations at my estate! Usually I don't like them when they're too much, all that red and glitter and gaudiness and also irritating songs. (This sounds like my unnatural prejudice against Christmas I suspect.) But they've put up fairy lights! This I can get on, it looked slightly magical when I walked my way in.

  • Today and yesterday I was struck by the urge to skip while walking home from the bus stop near my home. I DID NOT DISOBEY THAT URGE.

  • That's how my life is, today. How is yours?
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Hi, guys! Have a cool link:

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

Whoa, mindblowing.

And some songs (and stories!):

some songs some stories )

Also. Since there seem to be some recent and not-so recent additions to my flist (hi, all of you!), would anyone be interested in an introductory post? Let me know!

Sunday, 8 February 2009 04:31
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OH MY GOD THIS IS IVY LEAGUE GUYS HOW AWESOME ARE THEY

LISTENING TO ENTIRE ALBUM FOR FIRST TIME and I had three of their songs before BUT THEY ARE SO GOOD AND IT'S LIKE I ONLY JUST REALISED lol slow.

BUT THE FIRST NOTES OF VISIONS OF TOKYO SOUNDS LIKE THE FIRST BIT OF CARMEN IDK WHAT TO DO WITH SO MUCH AWESOMENESS
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Hi everyone I have a favour to ask! I'm starting a Spanish class soon, so I thought it might be a good idea to get some Spanish music. :D?

I'd be eternally grateful!
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Lack of actual content continues, I'm afraid, so there is a meme instead!

1 Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter. Or ask for one, whatever.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.


From [livejournal.com profile] mrsquizzical, who gave me the letter T:

Voxtrot - This Is Not My Bloody War

A B-side, I think. I love how quiet and piano-y it is, but with the constant refrain of This is not my bloody war. There are no lyrics on the Internet, and I'm horrible at deciphering lyrics, so.

Cute Is What We Aim For - Time

One of the songs I actually like from the entire album, which I downloaded in a fit of must get all FBR music now!. Sort of quiet, but with waves of swelling emotion... this is me being bad at describing, like, music.

The roads are wrapped around your waist
They lead me place to place
I take trips from hip to hip
In fact I’ve made a career out of it
I’ve always thought the left was your strongest side
But when it comes to you, now I can’t decide
It’s only a matter of time


Pretty & Nice - Tora Tora Tora

Oh god, this song. So exuberant and loud! It's a bit 1940s Hollywood war movie, but obviously critical of it too. Does this make sense? I suspect not.

The Japanese are singing tora, tora, tora
But I don't understand the seaweed and the sand
The girls are singing let's go on a trip
The boys are dropping bombs across the sea


The Blow - True Affection

I like this! So careful and balanced, and contains bonus finger-snapping.

I was out of your league....
and you were twenty thousand underneath the sea
Waving affections
You were out of my league
at a distance that I didn't want to see
Down to the bottom


Neutral Milk Hotel - Two-Headed Boy

I really like the guitar in this one - it's all fuzzy neutrality and sort of folksy.

Two-headed boy
All floating in glass
The sun it has passed
Now it's blacker than black
I can hear as you tap on your jar


BONUS! I just realised what an awesome song One Day, Robots Will Cry is! I am that slow, ahaha. Probably everyone already has it, but JUST IN CASE:

Cobra Starship - One Day, Robots Will Cry

When you were young you kept a list
Of the things you'd miss as you got older
I've known you in every life I've lived
Yeah, I'm still a kid
Even though I'm colder


GAAAAAAAAAABE. ♥

It was hard narrowing down five songs. Also, I'm really bad at describing music.

I'm feeling much cheerfuller today, though, so thank you, everyone who cheered me up. I bought two pairs of socks today, and one pair were ridiculous and stripey-ish! \o/

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