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Erk, so I used to own all the Nickel Creek CDs, but I was only able to find the last two that came out (which are nowhere near as good as their first). Does anyone on this here flist of mine have their debut CD? It's self-titled, I believe.

Cheers!

Candy Spam

May. 17th, 2008 06:20 pm
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Hot guys have a radar.

This radar does not say, "Girl nearby!", no no. This radar says, "Girl nearby who would normally look fine, but is now not wearing a bra or make-up, and is lounging around in her brother's trashy old Astros shirt because she woke up and realized it was Saturday and is spending the day watching the Red Green Show while babysitting a hyper dog".

This radar was functioning perfectly today, apparently.

The doorbell rang to Mike and Mary Ann's, the dog went nuts, so I'm trying to shout, "Just a second!" above the noise of him slamming into walls and freaking out, and decided I really didn't have time to throw on a bra or anything--besides it's probably just some sales thing or something--and open the door to find this absolute doll standing there, smiling charmingly.

So here I am trying to hold a conversation with this guy looking for Mary Ann because he's visiting people in the ward, he's making conversation ("You're an Astros fan?" So much for hoping he won't notice the bra-less-ness; "Yeah, I moved from Hawaii when I was 18", and "Is it really always this humid?") and I'm trying to be polite all the while thinking, "You couldn't have come yesterday? When I was all dolled up because I had to go into town?".

Anyway, because at this rate, I am never going to find a hot guy in real life, I've decided to indoctrinate you into one of my most recent obsessions. This includes eye candy, because I'm on to you people.

Cut includes pretty pretty pictures and prettier songs )
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My computer crashed.

Barring any miraculous information about recovering my information (please? Anyone, ideas?), I have lost everything.

I can deal with that mostly. I can download my shows again. My music--well, Christy, I may need all my classic rock back. And I have a lot of it on my mp3. Though I certainly can't recall everything that was in my pop folder and all my Irish punk and Irish music is gone... my French, hymns, classical--all my classical, my Bach, my Mozart...

Anyway. None of that really bothers me so much as I just realized every unfinished piece of story and novel I have ever written is gone completely. Court, do you still have the Chapter One of the Nero Wolfe/CSI fic I sent you? I could use it, though all the work I did last night is gone.

And I don't think I sent anyone any part of "The Brownstone Irregulars", which I was so very proud of.

This is just so, so awful.

What's more, I was just looking at external harddrives yesterday in the ads. Lovely.

If anyone knows anything about computers, what I'm getting is a message every time I try and restart that says, "Cannot load local profile" or some such, and it takes me to the default, I guess. The background that was on it when I bought it, and all that.

I'm trying to view this in a positive light, sort of an imposed computer cleaning for the new year, but it's very hard to do so.

ETA: There may be some hope! I downloaded Mozilla Firefox a while ago, and it looks to still be on here. My music files are empty, but maybe my files exist somewhere still?

Should this be Post-Post-ETA?: Checked my space. Out of 67.6 GB, I have 8.5 left, which sounds suspiciously like my files are still lurking about somewhere.
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Last minute Christmas present for all of y'all:

Marshmallow World by Frankie

All I Want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan by Kenny Chesney


Enjoy!
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A Very Comedic Christmas

Donde Esta Santa Clause by Augie

Christmas Don't Be Late by Alvin and the Chipmunks

The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler

The Twelve Days of Christmas by John Denver and the Muppets

Santa Clause and His Old Lady by Cheech and Chong

12 Days of Redneck Christmas by Jeff Foxworthy

Santa Clause is Watching You by Ray Stevens

Christmas Mix by Rockapella

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft



Though this doesn't even begin to cover all my Christmas music, these are the best of the best, I think. Hope you enjoy!

ETA: I just posted a link to this on a music website, so if anyone is coming from there, please comment if you take so I can keep track of when I need to reupload! Thanks. :)
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A Very Modern Christmas

Gloria by Michael W.
Smith

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Sixpence None the Richer

Last Christmas by The Backstreet Boys

Christmas Shoes by Bob Carlisle

My Christmas List by Simple Plan

Father Christmas by The Kinks

Do You Hear What I Hear? by Vanessa Williams

Santa Baby by Madonna

Holly and the Ivy by Jon Anderson

Fairytale of New York by The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl

I Saw Three Ships Go Sailing by Sting

Gabriel's Message by Sting

All I Want Is You This Christmas by N*Sync

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by N*Sync

Last Christmas by Wham!
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A Very Rockin' Christmas

Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band-Aid

Winter Wonderland by The Eurythmics

Bells Will Be Ringing by The Eagles

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause by John Cougar Mellencamp

Rock and Roll Christmas by George Thorogood

Merry Christmas, Baby by Bruce Springsteen

Santa Clause is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen
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A Very Oldies Christmas

Blue Christmas by Elvis

Snoopy's Christmas by The Royal Guardsmen*

Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

A Soalin' by Peter, Paul and Mary

Mary's Boy Child by Boney M

Bells Will Be Ringing by The Drifters

No Place Like Home for the Holidays by The Carpenters

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by The Carpenters

Little St. Nick by The Beach Boys

Frosty the Snowman by The Beach Boys

*This is an entire series of songs, actually. Snoopy versus the Red Baron--what could be better?
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A Very Jazzy Christmas

Sleigh Ride by Ella Fitzgerald

Let It Snow by Ella Fitzgerald

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause by Unknown

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Kenny G

I Bought You a Plastic Star for Your Aluminum Tree by Michael Franks
kitsjay: (Lucy)
A Very 1940's Christmas

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Dean Martin

Silver Bells by Dean Martin

Joy to the World by Bing Crosby

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Baby, It's Cold Outside by Bing Crosby with Doris Day

Silver Bells by Doris Day

The Christmas Waltz by Harry Connick, Jr.

Let It Snow by Harry Connick, Jr.

It Must've Been Ol' Saint Nick by Harry Connick, Jr.

The Christmas Waltz by Frank Sinatra

The First Noel by Nat King Cole

Jingle Bells by Dean Martin

I'll Be Home for Christmas by Unknown
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A Very (Mostly) Instrumental Christmas

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Mannheim Steamroller

Deck the Halls by Mannheim Steamroller

Joy to the World by Mannheim Steamroller

Joy to the World by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Carol of the Bells" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra featuring Metallica

Prince of Peace by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Revenge of the Sugarplum Fairy by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The Holly and the Ivy by Celtic Harp Christmas

Christmas Time Is Here (Snoopy Theme) by Vince Guaraldi Trio

Nutcracker Remix by Unknown
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A Very Traditional Christmas

Good Christian Men Rejoice by Unknown

Angels We Have Heard on High by The Vienna Boys Choir

Carol of the Bells by The Vienna Boys Choir

Happy Holidays by Andy Williams

Silver Bells by Anne Murray

Angels We Have Heard on High by Amy Grant*

Silent Night (Gaelic) by Enya

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry

Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives

Frosty the Snowman by Burl Ives

The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

Caroling, Caroling by Nat King Cole

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Johnny Mathis

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas by Johnny Mathis

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Johnny Mathis

We Need a Little Christmas Now by Johnny Mathis

There's No Place like Home for the Holidays by Perry Como

Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano

My Favorite Things by Julie Andrews


*For some reason, this is prefaced with A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, which is baffling since it's not strictly a Christmas hymn. WHY, I wonder every time I hear it.'

ETA: The Favorite Things link should be fixed now!
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When the going gets tough, the tough might get going, but the smart stay where they are and say screw it.

So posting all but one of it all at once.

First, the ever popular Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kicker Five.

Next, the original I Put a Spell on You by Screaming Jay Hawkins, followed by the more renowned Bette Midler version.

Finally, the last installment of all of these will be posted tomorrow, and it is well worth the wait.



Also, this was in the paper Sunday, and it intrigued me enough to share:

"It has always amused me that the same people who denounce America as a seething cesspit of blind obscurantist bigotry can't see the irony that America itself produces its own best critics. When there's a scab to be picked on the American body politic, no one does it with more loving attention, more rigorous focus on the detail, than Americans themselves."

— British columnist Gerard Baker (Times of London)
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Let's Do the Time Warp Again from the Rocky Horror Picture Show (movie version).

Got my grade on my paper that I was rather snarky on and pointed out how wrong he was--50/50.
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On the tenth day of Halloween, my lj friend gave to me, another song by Ministry!. That is, Everyday is Halloween.

I ordered something from Victoria's Secret a while ago (don't get too excited; just a swimsuit top), and they said they couldn't ship it until December. I ordered it after summer anyway, so it wasn't like I really need it until next summer. I got an email and a letter from them, though, saying they were sorry for the wait, and they gave me a $25.00 off coupon with no required amount of purchase, and a $10 gift certificate. Woohoo!

Also went by Starbucks and bought the most adorable glasses ever. I know, I know, but they've got watercolors of fall leaves on the bottom and I really love them.

I was late to class today because I overslept. The class starts at 2:15. In the afternoon. Yeah. I know. Anyway, I've been rather anxious about my grades because though I was fairly certain I had an A, he had only given us one grade back, so I asked him after class and he gave me a disbelieving look.

"You have an A," he said, laughing. "You definitely have an A."

Did I mention our mid-term was a take home test? I have a tendency to forget things, then write them on the sides with arrows pointing, and then write more on the backs of papers... teachers usually need a roadmap to understand my answers to test questions. So I typed them neatly up and printed them, then attached it to the test he gave us with a paperclip and turned it in today.

I may be overachieving, a bit.
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These really were meant to be done consecutively, but I forgot to plan in the fact that I spent this entire weekend wasted and picking up new vices like Bon Jovi picks up panties after a concert.

In related news, had a GREAT weekend!

This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson

By the way, I highly recommend the new show Viva Laughlin!. It's got all the glitz and flash of Las Vegas, a murder mystery, the requisite sting twist at the end of every episode so far, and it's a modern musical, with a fantastic soundtrack.

And if that doesn't get you, the very first episode has Hugh Jackman, wearing a silver suit, singing Rolling Stones while dancing on top of a blackjack table. I have two words for that: Da-yum.
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First day of Halloween is a song. Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo


There are few things quite as nice as waking up underneath a flannel blanket, cat curled comfortably behind my knees, stretching and finding myself looking at J.D. Salinger novels and Calvin and Hobbes tossed together beside me on my bed.

There are times when it is uniquely pleasant to be me.
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The ultimate "cure my boredom"--well, besides Bag, Shag and Gag--is a music post.

So! Random songs I've been into lately (read: I cleaned my music folders and found a bunch of songs that I never knew I had). I know most of your tastes pretty well, so if you don't feel like downloading them all, comment and I'll tell you which ones I think you'd like best.

Foreign Languages: French

Fleur de Saison by Emilie Simon

Irish Punk

Green Fields of France by Dropkick Murphys
Share the Darkness by Saw Doctors

Pop*

America by Bree Sharp
Sari by Nellie McKay
Hit the Ground Running by Smog
I Think God Can Explain by Splender
Someday, Someday by Thirsty Merc
One Horse Town by Thrills
Your Woman by White Town

Rock

Here Comes Your Man by The Pixies
Salva Mea by Faithless
Nemo by Nightwish

Eighties

Fields of Gold by Sting

Classical

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Tocatta and Fugue in D-Minor by Bach**
Harpsicord Concerto by Bach
March of the Trolls by Grieg
Der Hölle Rache or The Queen of the Night Aria by Mozart

Swing, Jazz and Blues

Back Water Blues by Bessie Smith
Everything by Michael Buble
Papa Loves Mambo by Dean Martin
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby by Renee Olstead
Autumn Leaves by Miles Davis and John Coltrane

And a surprise.


*Point of interest, I listen to very obscure music, so anything that sounds vaguely modern is lumped into "pop". This includes rap, punk, alternative, and any number of other genres that a music taxonomist would deign to differentiate between.

** This piece will be very familiar to most people, and is the creepiest classical piece of music that exists, rivaled only by Chopin's Nocturnes in C Minor. Organs are not happy instruments.


ETA: Dig my new layout! I really love it. For now. :))
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Meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] azurial.

INSTRUCTIONS
01. Put your music player on shuffle.
02. Press forward for each question.
03. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense. NO CHEATING!


With a twist... I'm uploading some of the songs that show up.

Ta-Da! )

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