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  • The Arcade Fire: Saviors of My Musical Soul

    7 May 2006, 21:45 by genevieveyorke

    I did not plan to write in this journal, considering I have a blog in which I have invested three years of my time, so why would I need this thing?

    However, in an attempt to stave off desperate finals week procrastination attempts, I had my roommate change the password to that blog, preventing me from writing or commenting there, so I have to write here instead. To anyone who does not know me and is reading this, this paragraph says a lot about me.

    Having said that, we come to the purpose of my writing here.

    As high school ended, popular music as I knew it seemed to be in flux, as was my life at the time. Bands I had loved so much in the past were making shitty music (e.g., Weezer (Green Album)). At the same time, in going to college, I lost my old sources for finding new music. Friends went to different colleges, and because I never drove anywhere, I never listened to the radio anymore. The dorms didn't allow very good reception anyway.

  • hot chicks

    22 Mar 2006, 00:43 by losingcalm

    I'll be honest. I used to be quite sexist about music. For a really long time, there weren't very many female musicians that I respected. You know, no powerful, talented woman out there.

    Disclaimer: Obviously there are lots of great female artists. I guess I'm just writing about where I was then, how my sexism developed, what I did when I noticed it and where I am now. None of the lists I will make from here on out will be anything close to comprehensive.

    So there was Blondie, Stevie Nicks (who I don't really like but is one of those big female stars). Then Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Indigo Girls. Then Alanis Morissette, Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow even.

    Then there was this dry spell where I couldn't find women who created good music. I got into this sexist funk. Like, there aren't many good female musicians; men must be evolutionarily better-equipped than women. I mean, lots of studies have shown the male brain to be more mathematical (think rhythm, scales). Or something.
  • Top 10 Quiz

    25 Feb 2006, 20:31 by hyper_mofo

    Yeah, I'm bored, so I'm gonna put one of these stupid quizzes again.

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:

    1. Britney Spears
    2. Gwen Stefani
    3. T.A.T.U
    4. Kelly Clarkson
    5. RBD
    6. No Doubt
    7. Jason Mraz
    8. The Killers
    9. Lindsay Lohan
    10. Shakira


    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    -- what was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Don't Speak

    -- what is your favourite album of 2?
    Love.Angel.Music.Baby

    -- what is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    "Entre tu y yo algo extraño de seguro va a pasar,
    todo el amor fue el principio de una guerra nuclear"

    -- how many times have you seen 4 live?
    0

    -- what is your favourite song by 7?
    Geek In The Pink

    -- what is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
    ....I don't know...

    -- is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    no

    -- what is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    "Like a cat in heat, stuck in a moving car
  • Karaoke over time

    13 Feb 2006, 06:27 by oreobarbie

    I'm a HUGE fan of karaoke. Like, ginormous.

    I've been singing karaoke since the tender age of probabally around 18 or 19, in bars that just so happened to be friendly to letting in under-aged people. I will protect the innocent by not naming names of these establishments. :-)

    Anyway, I'm going to give a new list! A list of my favorite songs to sing at karaoke!!

    1. No Doubt - Just a Girl -- this is my alltime favorite. I've sung this drunk, sober, reading the words, singing from memory, the entire nine yards. I love this song, and the video's pretty kickass too. No Doubt's Don't Speak and Spiderwebs are also super awesome... OH and Bathwater is one of my favorite songs evar for karaoke. Not a lot of people know it, but it's a fun song to sing. :-)

    2. Jewel - You Were Meant For Me -- This song is really meaningful to me, because I'm a lovey-dovey person, and I can sing the hell out of it. I don't nomrally sing a slow song at karaoke, unless it's a slow night at the bar I'm at. …
  • Songs I'd strip to, if I were a stripper

    9 Feb 2006, 05:51 by oreobarbie

    Here's a list of songs that I would strip to if I decided to switch carreers:

    1. Toxic
    This song screams, "Take your top off for me in a seedy bar for a collection of one dollar bills" more than any other song I've ever heard. Except, Pour some sugar on me, by def leppoard . But I don't want to strip to that song. This list is of songs that I'd want to strip to, not songs I'd expect to hear in a strip club.

    2. Crazy In Love
    This has a nice beat to stomp to in some 6 inch heels. I'm already 5'10" so that'd be INSANE.

    3. Rag Doll
    This song is just begging for me to spin around on a pole to it. I'm considering losing 20 pounds, getting implants and quitting my job shortly thereafter just listening to this song.

    4. Fighter
    This song is pretty badass, and Christina is dirrrty, so I'd have to remove my top to this one in her honor.

    5. Absolutely Not
    This song inspires me to dance regardless of where I am, so on one of those unenthused days when the guys are extroirdinarly creepy…
  • Crappy music that I listen to

    14 Aug 2005, 14:43 by karlsmart

    Okay, so I've got quite a few songs that admittedly are trash but which I do listen to. I'm not proud of these songs, but I can't help it! Here's the list, laugh it up:

    Toxic
    Don't Phunk with My Heart
    Sweet Sixteen
    She's No You
    Gasolina
    What's In It For Me
    These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
    Incomplete
    Hey Miss Hilton