fahye: ([other] mining & translating the light)
It's a beautiful day here in the sunny Northern Rivers region, and I am sitting inside sneezing sullenly all over my laptop in the hope that I can finish this stupid EBM assignment before my immune system completely gives out.

It's also a beautiful day to be in Sydney for Supanova, I'm sure. SIGH.


Ooh, a question for you all: are there any songs that spark particular emotions in you because of their use in TV shows or movies? I can only think of a couple of examples off the top of my head: Michelle Branch's 'Goodbye To You' (heartbreaking) and Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms' (bittersweetamazing) because of their use in Buffy and West Wing respectively, and I rewatched Meet the Robinsons last night (IT GETS BETTER EVERY TIME I WATCH IT. MAGICALLY. BEST ANIMATED FILM TO EVER EXIST Y/N?) and thus have Rob Thomas' 'Little Wonders' on repeat as the ultimate inspirational work-hard-and-follow-your-dreams song.

(I would show you the Little Wonders scene but it's epically spoilery for the film and if you haven't seen Meet the Robinsons (I am not judging. [livejournal.com profile] ryokophoenix had to talk about it nonstop for months before I watched it. but you SHOULD WATCH IT.) then you really, really don't want to be spoilered.)

Tell me your songs with media-generated emotional associations! Bonus points for YouTube evidence.
fahye: ([disney] a soul beneath the surface)
Uni open day; people on tours of the College keep sticking their heads in front of the door to the Fairfax room (to which I have retired in order to study in peace, ha ha), as though I am some kind of fascinating exhibit. Or perhaps someone hired to look Studious so that the parents feel reassured that they will be sending their little darlings to a bastion of scholarly pursuits instead of a den of alcohol and ever-more-ribaldly-themed parties.


I am thiiiis close to posting the next chapter of the heist AU. Number of months that have passed between chapters: many, lots. I have become one of Those People. I hate Those People.


But first! Studying. I am listening to a playlist called 'soulharbour' which is one of my melodic, soothing, pretty playlists. It needs some new additions.

Any suggestions? )
fahye: ([other] meetings on the stair)
I've seen at least two posts on my flist recently discussing favourite musicals/favourite songs from musicals, and, well, nattering on about musicals is one of the things I enjoy the most!

I have been working on this post all day, in breaks. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.

careful the tale you tell )
fahye: ([other] music is an illusion)
You know, I have to listen to this song periodically to check if it's still one of my favourite songs of all time. And it always is. I never get sick of it. I think this is kind of amazing.

I know I've been quiet lately -- I'm not doing so well at the moment for a variety of reasons, chief among which is the fact that I really, really need a holiday. ONLY A WEEK AND A HALF TO GO, and then I get a weekend in Melbourne seeing Wicked and a week in Canberra catching up with friends and terrorising my family by insisting on examining all their joints and taking their blood pressure. Plus [livejournal.com profile] ryokophoenix is arriving tomorrow and Supanova is this weekend, and today my clinical group and I had a nice Thai lunch and bonding conversation, and kicked some ass at knee examination, so things aren't hopeless.

Right now I think I'm going to go for a walk to clear my head, and then settle down for some serious rheumatoid arthritis study (which I find very dull, sadly -- the only good thing about this week's PBL case was that we got to seriously discuss LUPUS as a differential diagnosis).
fahye: ([narnia] when I ruled the world)
So is anyone else having a serious fling with the latest Coldplay album? I was so surprised! I haven't really liked any other Coldplay songs (except 'Clocks'). But this is a great album. And this is a great song that makes me want to write about Pevensies:

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sweep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own
I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
Now the old king is dead! Long live the king! )
fahye: ([other] music is an illusion)
Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] villainny, made up by [livejournal.com profile] schiarire, hosted here.

If you were soundtracking my life, what kind of musical accompaniment would you suggest?

To request a soundtrack: comment below with your name, under the appropriate heading, and then link to your comment in your LJ so that your friends can come and suggest things. (Please PUT YOUR LJ NAME AS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR COMMENT, for ease of browsing the meme.)

To suggest songs: find people you know and give them your suggestions! Links to uploaded tracks are welcome but not compulsory.

Feel free to be as structured as you please: suggest the credits song, the Epic Love Story song, or the song for that uplifting moment at the film's emotional climax. Or just throw in anything that you think suits that person's life.


_ 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
fahye: ([potc] under the windings of the sea)
8137 words, nine days until deadline, and I've had to reduce my writing playlist for this particular story to three songs -- though it could be worse, I've written some things to the backing of a SINGLE song.

In case you're curious, the current songs are:

* Vienna Teng - Eric's Song
* The Mountain Goats - Autoclave
* The Lion King (Broadway) - They Live In You

Do other people write like this? Do you have a general playlist that suits your writing style? (I do.) Do you build new playlists for particular fics? (I do.) Do you sometimes end up writing to just one song on constant repeat? (*looks balefully at Turn Your Sail and 'Up Is Down'*) Are there one or two songs that will always help you past a block?


22 Jan 2008 06:24 pm
fahye: ([bones] tony & roxie do vegas)
I went and saw Enchanted today. <3333! I want to keep James Marsden in my house and feed him cookies and pull him out to be hilarious whenever I get bored.

I also spent last night watching my Andrew Lloyd Webber celebration concert on DVD (there is nothing in this WORLD sexier than Antonio Banderas singing the Phantom. and it also has Michael Ball singing Gethsemane and Glenn Close singing Sunset Boulevard songs and dsjhkdHsasadhkc) so now I desire an expansion of my already-vast musical soundtracks collection!

Lists under the cut. )
fahye: ([spn] not going to hug or anything)
I was reminded by [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis's post that I totally forgot to commemorate my LJ's 5th birthday in December! I can't decide whether this anniversary is impressive, or simply indicative of the fact that I should get out of the house more often.

Instead of treating you all to a detailed retrospective of my years as a squealy teenage anime fan and a fledgling writer of sappy slash fanfic, my RP career (I started off by playing Persephone in a crack Matrix RP and moved through various Discworldian characters before reaching Milliways) and the growth of my flist from people I went to school with to people scattered across the globe...let's have some music. Retrospectives sound like too much effort, and also...embarrassing. (I was a really squealy teenage anime fan.)

My top ten songs of 2007 )
fahye: ([other] music is an illusion)
Oh the weather outside is frightful fucking ridiculous. With a heigh ho, the wind and the rain, etc. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE CHRISTMAS WEATHER. Humph.

Anyway, to combat the totally unseasonal weather, I am posting a CD's worth of awesome seasonal music. There are two versions of Carol of the Bells, yes, but considering that I currently have 17 versions of this song*, it could have been a lot worse. I think it's got a good balance of religious & secular stuff, and it's all lovely; this is the pick of my rather epic collection. Oh, and the version of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' is the one off the Love Actually soundtrack -- much as I normally hate that kind of song, this one is impossible not to dance to.

gaily they ring / while people sing )

*ETA: If anyone can give me the Barenaked Ladies version of this, I will MARRY YOU. Or any other versions you think I might not have!
fahye: ([spn] replace the anger with the tide)
I...I almost caught myself spending money that I don't even have yet on renewing my Extra Userpics.


SO I am using my sexy sexy Bela icon, complete with Indigo Girls lyric keywords*, to express my approval of sexy sexy Bela while I still can! And to remind myself that now that Yuletide is dead, buried, bones salted & burned uploaded, I should work on my Bones/SPN fic that grew Dean/Bela phonesex when I wasn't looking.


In saner news, I got cards today from [livejournal.com profile] bop_radar, [livejournal.com profile] fryadvocate, [livejournal.com profile] innerbrat and [livejournal.com profile] malachan! I LOVE CARDS <3333 Thanks guys.


*I am so in love with this song, it is RIDICULOUS.
fahye: ([other] fahye - new crack bible)
Ji did this so well (and actually finished them all!) that I feel I have to make a bash at it too. And my Yuletide is going so, SO badly that I am just going to write and write and write at these little drabbles and hopefully I'll lose the block. To keep volume low, though -- I think I failed so spectacularly at the last drabble meme because I went to bed, woke up with a million prompts and felt my brain short-circuit -- I'm f-locking this post. ETA: OH WELL, IF PEOPLE ARE LINKING TO IT :D Okay. Unlocked. Request away, my pretties!

Comment with two characters you know I can write, and I'll write you their first kiss.

Different fandoms are go. RP fandoms are go. Damn the Bones Xmas episode for snatching my OTP out of the running.

My disclaimer doesn't include SFS jargon, but you shouldn't be surprised if one or both parties end up with exciting injuries, because I intend to finish my first aid precourse today.


Now that I've gone and selflessly offered myself up, does anyone have any of the following?

- 'Kid Fears' by the Indigo Girls
- 'Signal to Noise' by Peter Gabriel
- 'Leave Out All The Rest' by Linkin Park
- 'Candleburn' by Dishwalla
- 'Lifetime Piling Up' by Talking Heads
- 'Lullaby' by Trout Fishing In America
- 'No One Would Riot For Less' by Bright Eyes

I am having one of those irritating periods where half the songs I am listening to repeatedly are solely in fanvid form.
fahye: ([other] music is an illusion)

I've been racing around nabbing everything by artists I like, and every version of Carol of the Bells* I can get my hands on (currently I have 13; I am sure I could do better). There's some amazing stuff, including this song, which is the version that was played in the West Wing episode 'Holy Night'.

*[livejournal.com profile] copinggoggles! I think you need to do another one of those EVERY VERSION IN THE WORLD posts.
fahye: ([skating] taptoe)
Today is World AIDS Day. I encourage you all to spend ten minutes or so clicking around the WHO's website on HIV/AIDS; you're almost certain to learn something new. The 2007 estimate is that there are 33.2 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS, and this is one of the health topics about which I feel very strongly and with which I would really like to end up working one day.


Courtesy of an X-Files fanvid, of all the mad things (I have never seen an episode of that show), does anyone have Bright Eyes' song 'No One Would Riot For Less'? Anyone? [livejournal.com profile] villainny? :D


I spent most of today running around being a one-woman Party Planning Committee, buying wine and making sure that I've ordered glasses & balloons & cakes & catering. But I think my 21st is ALL ORGANISED now.

And now I get to spend the rest of the day at the ice rink, cheering on the two girls for whom I choreographed the Wicked routine (song = What Is This Feeling. there's hairpulling. it's awesome.), and discreetly reading A Passage to India in an effort to ignore all of the ghastly, over-cute routines set to terrible commercial Christmas music. JOY.
fahye: ([spooks] zoe - finding the centre)

The only two people to have filled it out so far have sneakily used it as an opportunity to get me to write fic. But personal questions are good too! Surely I don't share enough about my life that you aren't curious about something.

If you don't want to do that, you could always comment to this post with songs that are good to dance to, as I am building up 'party' and 'dance' playlists for my upcoming 21st.
fahye: ([other] music is an illusion)
I have discovered the absolute perfect song to listen to with a glass of gin & tonic.

Iron & Wine - Resurrection Fern

I don't know if I can explain the perfection adequately, but you should try it for yourself.


Sure, why not. I'm in a revealing mood.

[Poll #1096508]


fahye: ([spn] expressive eyebrows)

It's a Sunday and I have a metric tonne of parasitology notes to get through today, so I need music that you find conducive to studying; instrumental, pop, folk, techno, anything, I have no distraction issues when it comes to lyrics in my music (this song, for instance -- Imogen Heap's 'The Walk' -- is one of my failsafe study songs). Titles would be great, uploads would be even better, because I don't do the filesharing thing.

I'm planning another music-spazzery pimp post for one of my study breaks, so I won't leave you totally devoid of reciprocation.

*opens hands*
fahye: ([bsg] life is a dancefloor)
If I turn the internet upside down and shake it, will some swing music fall out? My Zoot Suit Riot CD appears to have died an ugly death (helas!) and I find myself in urgent need of a copy of 'Brown Derby Jump'.

Please don't fail me in this, flist, it's important.
fahye: ([spn] set a course for winds of fortune)
I first discovered this group through [livejournal.com profile] tammaiya, I think (I have never listened to the radio much at all: my musical discoveries come through other people) and they suited my tastes to a tee. I prefer something with a little more substance to it these days, but have never stopped liking Matchbox 20. I am saddened by the fact that they only released three albums before disbanding (Rob Thomas's solo album is okay, but it's just not the same!) and that I never got to see them live.

I think there's still a piece of my heart on your face / It's a shame to let it waste

I really, really like their lyrics, and the way their songs are never absolutely romantic or absolutely about love's loss/denunciation. They're always a bit murky, a bit messy, in terms of emotion conveyed.

Six songs, as before )
fahye: ([avatar] dirty second hands)
I've been meaning for a while to do a series of posts in which I rave with a lot of enthusiasm and not a lot of serious analysis about my favourite musical artists. Each one will contain six songs by that artist and a small amount of commentary in which I shall attempt to leave the capslock off.

Grab the songs, have a listen, see what you think. These are all artists whom I like enough to buy their stuff, and would encourage you to do the same.

We're starting with Switchfoot )

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