sirena: (blue beetle; wtf?)
I added Sugar Ray, Soul Coughing, Wallflowers, and Gin Blossoms to the awesome 90s MUSIC MMMMMEGAPOST, so if you were waiting on that, you may wait no longer. (And please comment if you like? I like knowing that my efforts are not solely for my own enjoyment.)

The other news is that J and I...may...not be quite broken up any longer? But I have my reservations about this (CALEB, YOU SHUT YOUR FACE), and I will retain my skepticism until we work out some Ground Rules to Keep Him From Freaking Out Again. As it is, I don't see what we're doing that is so different from before he had his crisis.

I'm an idiot, I know. This is the last time.

I also have like three angry cavities, and two months until the next available dentist appointment. O Joy and Rapture. My teeth hurt NOW.


Tomorrow, maybe?: The Batcave's (aka office) new Terror Nicki's Mood Alert Rating System. Yesterday was Sad Panda Day. Today, Sad Teeth Day. Tomorrow? Only the Shadow knows.
sirena: (banksy; i'm nothing if not unrealistic)
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Hello, neglected music bloggy thing.Today I come bearing 1990s Top 40 adult contemporary pop/rock! Anyone who knows me knows that I am in love with 80s music, but I also profess a deep fondness for this stuff, being as this...

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SERIOUSLY GUYS IT'S A LOT OF CRAP GO DOWNLOAD IT.
sirena: (blue beetle; gladys)
Here we go, finally.

List seven songs you are into right now.

No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to...


The previous post is also a list of songs I'm digging right now (especially The Long Winters' "Cinnamon" and Rilo Kiley's "I Never"), but for the sake of the meme we'll do seven new ones (with mp3s since it seemed you all devoured the others--well, someone DLed the hell out of Beulah, anyway).

In no particular order:

01) Fantastic Plastic Machine - L'Aventure Fantastique
02) Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel the Illinoise!
03) Harvey Danger - Happiness Writes White (full album available here)
04) Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek
05) The Dandy Warhols - Get Off
06) The Decemberists - We Both Go Down Together
07) Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet

Runners-up: The Polyphonic Spree - Hold Me Now; The Cure - Just Like Heaven; Duran Duran - Notorious; Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon; and Beulah - If We Can Land A Man on the Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart (for all the apparently Beulah-hungry kids out there).

OKAY, shut up, I know that was like twice the required music. I like music, all right?

I am having probably the weirdest IM conversation ever. SAMYLL.


ETA: Forgot to tag people. Howzabout [livejournal.com profile] cheesebro and [livejournal.com profile] disco_fox and [livejournal.com profile] distante and whoever the fuck else wants to do it? Okay? Sure thing.

ETA AGAIN: The usual disclaimers apply; if you like the artists, please support them with your hard-earned cash.

And if there's a song you wanted but missed, let me know and I'll re-upload it.
sirena: (kabuki; if she wasn't so shy.)
I am about to kill YouSendIt.

Dudes, I have been going through the emo-est of times lately, the worst since I stopped being a teenager. And with these emo times comes emo music. Fortunately it's also good music (and most of it is not technically emo), so here you go, in no particular order: the Sad Nicki Playlist. COME, SHARE IN MY PAIN.

(Some of these will have good notations/explanations and some will not, because I am lazy and tired.)
(Also, please don't make me lj-cut this. I am too tired and I know damn well I will sit and agonize over what neat/esoteric cut text I ought to use and I just want to go to BED.)

01. Jenny Lewis - You Are What You Love
(originally posted and introduced to me by [livejournal.com profile] maaya; notable especially for the lyrics: And at arm's length, it's Tim who said / I'm good at it, i've mastered it / Avoiding, avoiding everything / But you are what you love, Tim / Not what loves you back / And I'm in love with illusions so saw me in half / I'm in love with tricks / So pull another rabbit out your hat. And that pretty much says it all.)

02. Rilo Kiley - I Never
Maybe it's got some underlying optimism going on there, but at the moment, to me, it kind of sounds like futility.

03. Judd and Maggie - Perfectly
Hometown heroes, personal friends/aquaintances of Boy. My anthem for Saturday night. Well. Parts of it, anyway. There's lots more at their site; the song "Closer" is a pretty damn good fit as well.

04. Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
So I won't hesitate no more / No more, it cannot wait, I'm sure / There's no need to complicate / Our time is short / This is our fate, I'm yours.

05. Jason Mraz - Mr. Curiosity
Loves it, but the lyrics are like a wrecking ball to the chest. The spontanous opera at the end is a bit...strange. I love Jason anyway.

06. Imogen Heap - Goodnight and Go
GET OUT OF MY HEAD, IMMI.

07. Dealership - Nerdy Girl
Lyrics. If anyone wants to translate the Japanese, go for it. It's probably really simple.

08. The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
This is the theme song for every crush I have ever had.

09. Nelson - Love and Affection
Okay, this is really just in here for the cheese factor.

10. Phil Collins - Sussudio
Here it is again! Might be a little too upbeat for the current situation though.

11. The Decemberists - Oceanside
It would be heavenly. I like the Decemberists. This is more wistful than emo.

12. The Long Winters - Stupid
Stupid, you could call it that / Stupid, but you have no idea / How stupid I would feel / If fifteen years from now I see [him] / And [I say] why didn’t it happen between us, stupid?

13. The Long Winters - Cinnamon
Not really relevant, I just like it a lot right now. (Lyrics for the Long Winters.)

14. The Promise Ring - Skips A Beat (Over You)
Oh, I couldn't have an emo playlist without an actual emo band.

15. Kings of Convenience - Once Around the Block
A cover of my favorite song ever in the history of everything; this version is important for other reasons.

16. Wilco - We're Just Friends
Try to talk me out of giving up. Eh, it's close. Thanks a lot, Wilco. (Wilco lyrics.)

17. Wilco - I'm the Man Who Loves You
But if I could you know I would / Just hold your hand and you'd understand.

18. Wilco - True Love Will Find You in the End
Cover of Daniel Johnston's song. Don't be sad, I know you will / Don't give up until / True love will find you in the end. No, really, thanks, Wilco.

19. Elvis Costello - I Want You
Not spot on or anything, but appropriately bitter. I know I'm going to feel this way until you kill it.

20. Beulah - Popular Mechanics For Lovers
And there's no sense even tryin' / I know 'cause I've been tryin' all the time...
(For all your pretty much accurate Beulah lyrics needs.)

21. Beulah - Delta
And hey love, don't you think about me sometimes / think about you way more than I'd like.

22. Beulah - My Horoscope Said It Would Be A Bad Year
All you want to do is win when you're losin' / ... / my fate seems clear to me, man, it's out of my hands.

And for good measure:
23. Jeff Buckley - Grace
Because Jeff Buckley is brilliant. Period.

Okay, I think that's enough. The YSI dudes are on the phone asking me to cut it out. It's a good thing I can't find many New Trust songs, or this one would probably be up here too.


DISCLAIMER: If you like any of the above music, please support the artists. La la la.

SHAMELESS BIRTHDAY PROMOTION: Seeing as it's now 2am on December 9th, there is just one week remaining before birthdayings commence!

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