fightingthecage: (Jumping Guitar)


I have had the new John Barrowman album for a few days (the one that will be released on Monday, not his last one) and I haven't listened to it yet, which makes me feel bad. Because I really want to! But I have a feeling I'm going to totally love it because his voice is amazing but if I do love it then I wont be able to stop listening to it and then I'll be a person who listens to John Barrowman augh augh ugh.

I also have the new Killers album but haven't listened to that yet because I'm lazy. And my love affiar with the Killers is pretty love/hate right now. At least Brandon has got rid of his moustache. I just can't get my head around their last single.

Feeling a bit better today so I'll be going to work tomorrow. Which I don't mind because a) I need the money and b) it will get me away from mother for a while. She's been great while I've been ill and we haven't got on as badly as normal this week, but I am definitely ready to have my house back to myself again.

OK, now I need to go find something to do.

ETA: Computer/music tech people on my flist - does anyone know if there's a way to just...plug your ipod into a new computer and transfer your library that way? I always thought that was possible but now, I learn, apparently it is not. Or is it? This is my question to you.
fightingthecage: (Angus - Rocking It)


Propane Nightmares kicks fuckin' ass.

Does anyone have a copy of Carry on Wayward Son they'd be willing to upload? Reasons should be obvious.

Cold today. DO NOT WANT!

ETA: Also! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEXIE! Hope it's utterly fabulous for you and not too full of cleaning and junk. :D
fightingthecage: (Angus - Rocking It)


Never thought I'd ever say anything like this regarding China and its behaviour towards human rights but...well played that country! The way they've gone about the rescue operation after the earthquake and have pledged to not leave the site of that school until every single child is accounted for - good on them. Are you watching, Burma? That's how you're supposed to behave after a devestating natural disaster, you asshats.

Loving The Pigeon Detectives album, which I bought today. Watch out for a mega music upload later. I have new CD's coming out the ears as Steve keeps bringing me new ones to put on my computer.

Evie has not been well for the last few days - upset stomach (lovely on a baby, let me assure you. Lets just say the washer has barely stopped since Monday) - and now she has another cough. Bah. No swimming for her tomorrow I think. I am pissed at her nursery though - they told me today that instead of booking her in Tues-Fri like I asked they booked her in Tuesday and Friday. And not the days in between. Fuck. This is inconvenient to say the least. Anyway, it's just another thing in a shitty week but I kicked my ass in the gym today and so, feel pretty good about everything. It never fails to amaze me how exercise makes everything better.

Weather continues glorious. Loving it! Think it's supposed to go yuk from tomorrow though.

I have nothing to do this evening. Hmm. I will upload all the music. Annnd try not to think about the SPN finale. You know how I think it'll end? With the boys in the middle of something that'll save Dean but Lillith distracting Sam and lots of fighting and at the end of the ep, in the midst of lots of mayhem, Dean will hear the Hounds and then it'll end and we won't know if they saved him or not etc etc. There's no way it's not going to be a cliffhanger, methinks.

Right. Music.
fightingthecage: (Angus - Rocking It)


Anyone got a copy of Pendulum's Propane Nightmares they'd be willing to upload? So in love with that song. Eternal thanks will be yours!

I hope they play Hells Bells when Dean gets his ass dragged into Hell this week. Cliched and obvious, perhaps. BUT SO APT.

And a question for everyone because it occurs to me that I'm curious. Where do all your 'names' come from? I mean the ones that show up on your bio, not the title of your journal. Mine, for example, is 'Sweet talkin' lover of sin' and is a line from an AC/DC track. It describes me quite aptly. I was wondering about some of the ones I see every day. Susan, I think I recognise yours. Lexie, I am particularly curious about yours, I have to say. Anyway! I'd like to know but up to you if you want to tell me.

ETA: I'm so gutted I don't have Sky TV. I really want to watch Gladiators when it comes back on. *grumps*
fightingthecage: (LaughThinkCome Badge)


Oh My God. Sorting out my downloaded-but-unlistened-to music has just turned up Muse covering 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and it is a thing of utter genius. Who knew that song was capable of being rocked? I didn't but I do now. I should have realised by now that there seems to be no song that Muse can't rock. It is possibly even better than their version of 'House of the Rising Sun' which I discovered yesterday. *loveslovesloves*

Also? I now have a ton more Eva Cassidy and that can never be a bad thing. Her versions of 'Imagine' and 'At Last' are simply beautiful.

Ashes to Ashes finished tonight. And the episode rocked. Still can't stand Alex but I felt sorry for her - Gene is even better than ever. He's so sweet underneath his neanderthal exterior.
fightingthecage: (Jumping Guitar)

Anyone else heard of the band Wolfmother? Because I just heard their album tonight and it kicks fuckin' ass! If anyone wants to give 'em a go, let me know and I'll upload. They're rock/indie, quite on the heavy side - and totally awesome, fo' real.

OK so...Rocco De Luca. People! Go see him if you get the chance/are at all interested in his stuff. He was so cool. I mean, I'm a fan of anyone with a voice like that, who can play the guitar like that but he really blew me away. The music was really blusey, toal rock, quite gospel and it just screamed emotion. And heart. You could see he really puts himself into what he writes and into the way he plays it. Beautiful to see and his voice is gorgeous. Just unbelievably talented - wow, could I gush any more? Probably not. Also, he appears to be a complete sweetheart - as he finished the set, he told the entire room that he was going to be hanging out at the back in a little while and he wanted to meet everyone there. I've never seen someone make themselves accesible like that and he was also really funny and self-deprecating. He communicated with the audience rather than just standing and playing and then leaving. Fantastic, it was.

So. On that note, I go to shower and then write stuff that is long overdue.
fightingthecage: (Angus - Rock)

In the interests of not being emo all day - and the fact that a hot bath and coffee make everything better - let me ramble on about music and popular culture an' similar for a moment.

First up, David Hasselhof. Oh...my...God. I mean - Yanks on my flist, has he released 'Jump In My Car' over there? Because - HEE! It is the most cheesy, terrible thing ever and I absolutely love it to pieces. So much so that I used up one of my free songs on itunes in order to download it. I'm quite gutted though because that means I can't share the cheese. But I recommend everyone goes to itunes and listens to the clip of it, just so you can laugh. And I would kill to see the video - it's got the Knight Rider car in it and he ejects a girl from the passenger seat at the end, while being eighties-tastic in white T and leather jacket! What could be better than that? It's my life's goal to see this thing.

Item the second: My Chemical Romance. They rock! Has anyone got their album and would be willing to upload it? It has a track with my name on it! I think I'm going to love this band - they've got a very Queen-like sound and I love that. Cool rock/metal/indie also.

c) I've just read on an AC/DC community that they're supposed to be releasing a new album around now - and doing a world tour sometime soon! *squee* I was just lamenting the fact yesterday that they haven't toured in years, and thinking that they probably won't now. But, YAY! I am so there, oh yes. ...and now I hope like hell that it wasn't just a kid's wishful thinking.

iv) Wtf happened to the Monsters of Rock festival at Donington Park? I figured it can't have died but now I've looked it up, 2006 was the first one for ten years and there doesn't seem to be info on a 2007 one. And it was in Milton Keynes which is, frankly, just wrong. *sigh* Ah well. I'll never forget the mosh pit in '94, when I was fifteen and almost got trampled by a crowd of absolutely nuts Sepultura fans. *goes to search for Ozzfest 2007 instead...and finds out that I need to check back in February. Grrr*

Most importantly, fifth - I have one free download left on itunes. What should I go for?

And in other news - going out tonight. Which will be fun, even if tomorrow won't be. Outlook on drunken update(s) later: Highly Probable

Oh! And there's a six!...I really want a Magic 8 ball. Yes. It is decidedly so.

ETA: The day has also been considerably brightened by the fact that I'm definitely going to see Rocco De Luca, I have four new AC/DC CD's, one of their DVD's and the book 'Donnie Brasco'. This is all of the good.
fightingthecage: (Angel Walking Alone)

So, I was going to have an easy week next week. It's half term and I was just going to work the evenings and weekend, leaving the days free to catch up on college work, type up all my notes properly and do my history A2 coursework. And I was going to go to the movies, for the first time in two years and break in my beautiful hockey skates that I've had for two and a half years and never had the opportunity to use.

...unfortunately, bills have arrived. So, it looks like I'll be working about 60 hours next week and again trying to fit all the college work around the stuff that pays the bills. And no fun outings. *sigh* I mean, it's OK. But do you ever get those days when you just feel like it doesn't matter how hard you work, you never actually get anywhere? Yeah.

Still, it'll be worth it at the end of the year, when I have the grades I need for a good Uni. So. Yeah.

Anyway, emo aside - have a song! I love this song more than words can say. And this is why - when I was living in L.A for a few months, I had a buddy called Ryan. There's...a lot I could tell you about him and his life and the shit that went on with him but that's going to be the subject of a book one day, so I won't. But this song was his song. Until I heard it and I fell so utterly in love with it, he said it was mine - it was never not playing in my old beat-up Dodge. Maybe y'all will hate it but it'll always be L.A, and Ryan, to me.

Everclear - Santa Monica
fightingthecage: (Angel Walking Alone)

Step 1: Put your MP3 player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) of the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: NO CHEATING (that goes for the guesser, too!)

These are all from my 'Favouites' playlist as if I took 25 songs at random from all the tunes on my ipod, chances are I wouldn't have a clue what they are and be totally unable to tell if you get them correct or not.

Cut for Sanity )

Heh, these is quite an alarming tendancy for the title of the song to be in the first line with some of these. Still, there ya go. Also in the case of * - those are the first lines of the first verse. The song starts with the chorus but that would have just been ridiculously easy.
fightingthecage: (B&W - Books)

I cannot stop listening to AC/DC. This is a thing made of cool even if it means that I am not. Ha! *rocks out*

Does anyone know if its possible to recover the music I've paid for off of itunes? Like, if I email them and tell them my account name, they should be able to give me back the tunes I've already paid for, right? I bloody hope so. At the moment, I can't put any new songs on my ipod because it'll wipe all the ones I've got on there already. I don't mind having to reload all my CD's but I can't bear the idea of losing all the individual songs I've nicked off people over the last year and won't be able to get back, you know what I mean? Drag.

Also have to say as a general aside - one of the texts I'm going to be studying in English is 'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan. I had it read the day after I was given it and...yeah. I want to see the movie because it's supposed to be brilliant (and hello Daniel Craig) but the book itself is...odd. Brilliant themes in it that weave in interesting ways but I can't help feeling some of it should have been played out a little more to make it more convincing. And there's something about McEwan's style that really gets my back up. I read 'Atonement' a few weeks ago and while I enjoyed it and can see that its an amazing piece of writing (and I truly hated the little girl at the start of the book, to the point where I could hardly bear to read her. Which says something about the skill of the writing), there's still something I find annoying and/or uncomfortable about the way he writes. Maybe its just his subject matter, I don't know. But its weird - I feel I should love his work, but I don't.

And now, I go to write an essay on non-turnout for voting in general elections. My joy knows no bounds. *pulls face*
fightingthecage: (B&W - Books)
OK flist, I need your help. I throw myself on your superior knowledge of fandom things.

I haven't been to the movies in over a year. And just once in the last...two and a half. For someone who used to go four times a week, this is horrible. I also have no membership to video rental stores etc. Basically, when it comes to movies, I am of the suck recently. Can anyone help me out and give me a list of things they think I should watch? I like pretty much anything so any recs are welcome.

The easy ones to get out of the way that I know I should see - the Narnia movie, Brokeback Mountain, X3. The new Superman, if only because Kevin Spacey's in it (j'adore!). Other than that...I have no clue what's out there.

Same goes for bands. Any hot new tunes out there? Kat, those Blue October songs you uploaded are brilliant, who are those dudes?

This is me making an attempt to get back into the mainstream a bit. Someone help me out please?
fightingthecage: (ABS - So may the sunrise give hope where)
Have to pimp this song. Yes, everyone probably already has it/knows it/has an opinion on it but I only heard it a few days ago for the first time and only got my hands on it today. And it's gorgeous.

Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah

Aye, it's from Shrek, so that's why I figure that everyone will know it already. But seriously...guh. I also have the Jeff Buckley version if anyone wants it, which is longer and just as gorgeous, if a little different.

Tune recs

Dec. 9th, 2005 01:57 am
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Because I now have to spread the James Blunt love...

Goodbye My Love - James Blunt

No Bravery - James Blunt

The first one because I find it sad, but sweet - the second, because I like the edge to it. And it has something of a theme of war, it's...moving. Just...guh, the whole album is incredible, it's called 'Back to Bedlam'. These two songs aren't even the two hits he's had off it that I know about, those are also great. :)

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