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  • Tori Amos, religion, and me.

    1 Feb 2006, 20:59 by Passioneer

    I would not call myself a religious person. Most of the time, I have trouble convincing myself that there is a God, but then again there are times when I do believe that. Most of the time, it ends up being the first situation, though. I think I feel this way because my father really tries to push religion on my sister and I and thinks that we should have the exact same views as him without ever really explaining further. Don't get me wrong, I love my dad, but I just don't agree with most of his views on religion and society. I used to go to church every Sunday when I was younger. I even used to belong to a youth group at our church. But a few years ago, I stopped going every single week, then I only went on holidays, and now I really never go. Partly, this is because our church is full of elderly folks and there's not really anyone to connect with there. Another reason is that they teach you the same thing over and over again. Mainly, though…
  • iTunes survey... Just because.

    23 Dec 2005, 14:14 by xuelee

    I did this once on my LJ. Now I'm doing this again because... ha. You'd be surprised how much your listening stats can change in a few days.

    Anything I strongly recommend will be in italics.

    Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following. Go to your library. Answer, no matter how embarrasing it is.

    How many songs?
    319, or 1 day of music. You see, most of my songs average at around 6 minutes... So there.

    No, I don't have a habit of collecting music either. And I've just reformatted my computer, so this figure is biased.

    Sort by song title:
    First song: 'Til the End of Time
    Last song: You Take My Breath Away

    Sort by time:
    Shortest song: aria (0:47)
    Longest song: Tartini: Sonata in G minor (The Devil's Trill)

    Top Five Most Played Songs:
    1) 'Til the End of Time
    1) Spark
    1) Cruel
    1) Bach Street Prelude
    5) Stopwatch Hearts
    5) Grow Up and Blow Away
    5) Sleepsong

    I'm sorry if I have ties.

    First song to come up on shuffle:
    Hollaback Girl

  • Xue's Top 30 Songs of 2005

    19 Dec 2005, 09:42 by xuelee

    Just because. There's probably a lot of songs I've missed because, well, computer reformatting doesn't help a lot of things. I suppose this is the closest I can come to.

    30. Run On
    Cute, catchy, fun and, well, cute. I love this song, despite the fact that it's crying out to be the background music to some commercial (which it is anyway).

    29. Theme From Schindler's List
    I absolutely love this song; while the Schindler's List soundtrack tends to be a bit too melodramatic at times, I adore the theme to bits. Itzhak Perlman's playing simply makes me want to squee.

    28. Adiemus
    All right. I know this song is, well, the most overplayed one by Adiemus - but I can't help it. It's just so beautiful and haunting.

    27. Black Black Heart
    Good, angsty song. My guilty pleasure.

    26. Heart-Shaped Box
    I'm personally of the opinion that this song is much better than Smells Like Teen Spirit - and I don't think I'm the only one. Because... Well, I think the lyrics are more intimate and I love the melody more. Yep.