Why is it the days before a holiday weekend seem to stretch out forever? Ugh. The first few hours into my work day and it seems like forever. Come on weekend!
I've been talking to ravensword
this morning over Google about how there needs to be a LJ comm where authors sign up to write fic for people on a donation to charity basis. Like the author would sign up and say I'll write for these charities, these are my fandoms and rates, make an offer. Then it wouldn't be dependent on a Help XYZ comm popping up (which could still totally happen for crisis situations,) but also allow some local and smaller charities to get money/donations as well as larger groups like the Red Cross, etc year round, not just when there is a natural disaster. Plus then when I have a craving for something, I can just go "shopping" and do some good at the same time. *grin* (Because it all comes back to me in the end. :D)
In other news... not much exciting going on here. I am over my mudlung, thank the gods. My adventure this week was the lock on my front door deciding to throw a pin, leaving me basically prisoner in my apt until Maintenance could replace my lock. (I could lock it from the inside, but not from the outside as the pic prolly explains.) ( Cut for a picture of a borked deadbolt, really not that interesting but I thought it came out pretty so I'm sharing )
No plans for the long weekend other than to rest and relax. I should prolly clean my apt... but we'll see how motivated I get on that front. I do have to do some laundry tho. Boo.
Ok and finally to kill some more time, randomly a few weeks ago I had a conversation with some friends and we were talking about music and they expressed surprise at some things I said. Basically along the lines of "I never would have thought you listened to... " Which I was kind of shocked by because I really do consider myself a musical omnivore. But then I suppose I do get in ruts where I listen to one band/genre/whatever for periods and get a bit focused. So anyways, this is all a long winded way of saying... have 5 Songs that I don't think people would expect me to know/like.
(And please, feel free to post your own 5 songs version, I'm curious)
(All links go to MegaUpload)Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - My Favorite Things
I can't remember how I first stumbled onto Me First, but I think it was sometime around college. They are exclusively a cover band, but they do fantastic high energy punk covers and are some of my favorite songs to work out to or sing along with on drunken nights *grin*Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
This song typifies Zeppelin and the Classic Rock sound for me. It's all about the driving guitar riff, and it screams sex with every progression. The drums and bass work in tandem to push everything higher and then you lay the vocals over top... yeah, thats the stuff right there. When people talk about Heavy Metal? It started right here. Michael Buble - Sway
I actually prefer the original version by Dean Martin but I don't have it on this computer, so you get the Michael Buble cover. I love swing and no one did it like the Rat Pack. If I were ever to get married, this song would be my first dance song. Combichrist - What the Fuck is Wrong With You?
A bit more on the aggressive side than most people would imagine me, but I love me some Combichrist. I finally got to see them in concert here in town a few years back and holy crap, I came out of that concert drenched in sweat and sore for DAYS afterwards from dancing my ass off. I fucking miss the club here that used be "Alternative" and ran different veins of music each night... Goth/Industrial/EBE/Techno/Aggro/
Synthpop/whatever they felt like, I used to go every weekend and dance until I couldn't stand upright. Lady Gaga - So Happy I Could Die"Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine, smiles in our eyes because we're having a good time..."
There are no words for how catchy the chorus is and how I can get lost listening to this song. Maybe it's sense memory or maybe it's because I so strongly associate it with good friends and good times, but everytime it comes on, I'm singing and most likely dancing too. Is it total pop fluff? Yes. Do I love it? Hells yeah. Be your best friend and I'll love you forever...