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04 February 2008 @ 08:52 am
Midnight Skies, by The Perishers

I've listened to this song only once all the way through, but I can already tell it will be one of the songs I always love. -plays it again-
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: The Perishers - Midnight Skies
02 February 2008 @ 07:56 pm
Feist - Let It Die
Feist - Open Season collection of remixes/alternate versions of songs from Let It Die and Monarch
Feist - The Reminder

Spoon - Gimme Fiction
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19 January 2008 @ 06:00 pm
I'm putting this up, but this is by no means everything I have. I'm sorting through 4k worth of songs to figure out what I have that is shareable. In many cases, I have full albums, but sometimes I only have a few songs or partial albums. If you want to know what I have by a particular artist, comment, and I'll let you know. Eventually this will be a fully self-reliant list, but not for a while yet.

Oh, and I'm posting the list because I'm willing to upload anything that you want that I can upload. Just leave a comment.

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01 December 2007 @ 01:47 am
Here is a Christmas mix, if you're interested.

Click to download.

Marie Christmas, Vol II
Happy Holiday (Beef Wellington Remix) -Bing Crosby
White Christmas -The Drifters
Carol of the Meows -Guster
You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch -Deanna Kirk
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe -Harry and The Potters
Last Christmas -Jimmy Eat World
Put The Lights On The Tree -Sufjan Stevens
2000 Miles -Coldplay
Blue Christmas -The Perishers
I Saw Three Ships -Sufjan Stevens
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) -Death Cab for Cutie
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) -Kay Starr
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! -Harry Connick, Jr.
Skating -Vince Guaraldi Trio
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) -The Chipmunks
Jewish/Christian -Ed In The Refridgerators
Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus? -Guster
Merry Xmas Everyone -Rooney
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! -Sufjan Stevens
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (A Shrift Remix) -Andy Williams
Wintersong -Sarah McLachlan
Maybe This Christmas -Ron Sexsmith
Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella -Sufjan Stevens
O Holy Night -Nat King Cole
Angels We Have Heard On High -Sufjan Stevens
I'll Be Home for Christmas -Michael Bublé
O Come, O Come Emmanual -Sufjan Stevens
What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) -Sarah McLachlan
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas -Coldplay
Silent Night -Sufjan Stevens
Christmas Time Is Here -Sarah McLachlan featuring Diana Krall
08 October 2007 @ 03:30 pm
I just heard this song on a friend's MySpace page and went immediately to procure it. I found a downloadable link from Dogpile, and I'm here to share it with you, as well:

Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby

Ctrl+click and then download linked file OR right-click and save target as.

It's got a nice bit of a rock groove to it. And it's different than your standard blah blah blah stuff. Enjoy. :)
Current Location: work shmerk
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
08 September 2007 @ 05:53 pm
These 55 songs are songs that do something to my heart that I can't quite explain. I've shared links for downloading a few. If you want any of the others, leave a comment and let me know which ones you wish to have.

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Current Mood: content
Current Music: Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
15 May 2007 @ 10:41 am
The Killers - On Top

My love for this song was fated from the beginning of time. I turn this song up whenever it comes on, and then, probably the best part, the song winds down like it's going to end, but then it revs up again, so I turn it up more and totally continue rocking out!

Nat King Cole - On The Street Where You Live

This is another one of those rare occasions when I adore Jazz beyond all reason. NKC is my absolute favorite vintage artist, hands down. Sinatra and the others have much of my love, but none so much as Nat. I simply love what he has done with this showtune.

From the Chronicles of Narnia: Harry Gregson-Williams - Only the Beginning of the Adventure

I've already noted my love of the Narnia soundtrack. It still stands. -grin-

Of Montreal - Requiem for O.M.M.

From their page on Wikipedia:
Of Montreal is an American indie pop band formed in Athens, Georgia, fronted by Kevin Barnes. It was among the second wave of groups to emerge from The Elephant 6 Recording Company.
The group has a style that is typical of many Elephant 6 bands due to its interests in combining musical experimentation and the basic tenets of pop, such as catchy melodies and sing-along choruses. The band's style has been influenced by not only more conventional indie pop and psychedelic music, but also by vaudeville and music hall on their earlier releases and by afrobeat and reggae in their more recent releases.
The band's style has been known to change between albums. At first, the band embraced a more simple, quirky, lo-fi indie pop sound, which occasionally bordered on twee pop. As time progressed, the band moved to a fuller sound, as seen on the concept albums The Gay Parade, and its follow-up, Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse. These albums contain more narrative lyrics, as opposed to the rather personal lyrical matter of those preceding it, and often imitating the style of old 1950s radio plays.
2004's Satanic Panic in the Attic marked the result of an evolving change in style. The sound shifted to something more electronic with traditional structures, to be further advanced in later albums and new songs. In their most recent releases and concerts they have fully embraced a sort of techno-pop glam image, with little of their previous incarnations surfacing.
Lyrically, their style has changed dramatically throughout the years. In the beginning, many songs were narratives of personal or humorous situations, such as "Tim, I Wish You Were Born A Girl", off of Cherry Peel. This style, however, changed with The Gay Parade, where many songs involve small narratives surrounding invented characters (in songs such as "Jacques Lamure," "The Autobiographical Grandpa," "Mimi Merlot" and "Rose Robert"). Others act as extracts from fictional conversations ("Advice From a Divorced Gentleman to His Bachelor Friend Considering Marriage" and "Good Morning Mr. Edminton" as examples). With Aldhil's Arboretum came a slight return to the previous writing style, except following more poppy, classical lyrical structures (such as the use of choruses, which are generally absent in the Gay Parade/Coquelicot years). This style continued throughout Satanic Panic and The Sunlandic Twins to an extent. On the band's most recent album, Hissing Fauna: Are You the Destroyer?, the lyrics are much more personal than previously used, with songs detailing emotions within the speaker.
Another unique quality of the band is the fusion of ostensibly gloomy lyrics with bouncy, up beat melodies and hooks. On Aldhils Arboretum, for example, the lyrics for tracks like "Doing Nothing" and "Old People in the Cemetery" focus on apathy, loneliness or death while being contrasted with cheerful instrumentation. Another example of this tendency is shown in their choice of covers; for example, Yoko Ono's "I Felt Like Smashing my Head Through a Clear Glass Window" from The Bird Who Continues to Eat the Rabbit's Flower.

If you go to the band's official website, they have a bajillion downloadable mp3s, which is fabulous. This song just has a nice car-driving feel. Great for any road mix.
Current Mood: accomplished
15 May 2007 @ 12:33 am
Note: all sendspace files.

Joseph Arthur - Nation of Slaves

I looked up more songs by Joseph Arthur a few months after I fell in love with 'Honey and the Moon' because...I figured I would probably like more of his stuff. And I do. I love the sort of gritty feel to this song.

Josh Groban - Now or Never

This song kills me dead all the time. It's a collaborative writing effort between Josh and Imogen Heap. Squee to the max? Yes, indeed. The lyrics in this song, as in any Imogen song, are like....beyond awesome. "The tattered thought balloons above our heads sinking with the weight of all we need to say." Guh. Utter love for this song.

From Little Women: Thomas Newman - New York

This is a stirring piece from the LW score. It has so much excitement and power in it. Yay for it.

Nick Drake - Northern Skies

From his page on Wikipedia:
Nicholas Rodney Drake (June 19, 1948 – November 25, 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, autumnal songs. His primary instrument was the guitar, while he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, and saxophone. Although he failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, Drake's work has since grown steadily in stature, to the extent that he is now widely considered one of the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years.

This is the last song in the film 'Serendipity,' and I just... sort of fell for the simplicity of it. It sort of has a timeless quality of loveliness to it.
Current Mood: sleepy
Warning: tremendoud amount of songs for the letter M. But what can I say? It's my favorite letter, and it had a ton of great songs. Sue me or something.

Josh Groban - Machine

Hi, he's Josh Groban. Part of me melts whenever he sings. I just...like this song. I like the empowering-ish message of it.

AC Newman - Miracle Drug
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AC Newman is pretty awesome. I've discovered and loved three of his songs so far. This is one of them. It's totally great for rocking out in the car, or wherever. Actually, this is a better walking song. -nod-

Relient K - Mood Rings
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Dude, if you haven't ever had some Relient K thrust upon you, you're missing out. This song, in particular, is freaking awesome. "We all know the girls that I am talking about. They are time bombs, and they are ticking, and the only question is when they'll blow up..." Like I said, freaking awesome. I just love love love this song. -grin-

From Singing In The Rain: Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly - Moses

I could (and have) listen(ed) to this song endlessly. It just makes me so happy and wishing I was in this movie, etc. I LOVE the lyrics of it. Moses supposes his toses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously...

The All-American Rejects - Move Along
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I can't describe quite why I love this song. I know that I love the guitar riffs that AAR employs. It's one of those songs that is fabulous for rocking out. It also just has very nice relationship togetherness lyrics. "Your hands are mine to hold." And, no, I don't secretly have this song attached to any ship.

The Perishers - My Heart (Live)

I found out about The Perishers from The OC, and then I actually got the fabulous chance to see them live when they opened for Aqualung in fall of 2005. They put on such a great show, and I love this song. They've got such a great live energy.

The Perishers - My Heart
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The original version of this song that I actually didn't even have until tonight.

Snow Patrol - Make This Go On Forever

Sometimes there is no real way to explain why an SP song is good. They just... sometimes are, and you can't say why. I think it's their use of piano and like...full multi-part vocals in this song.

Wilco - Muzzle of Bees
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I love the different movements of this song. Actually, when/if I write a screenplay, I have a particular scene in my head for the opening, and this song is the soundtrack to that. It's morning, and someone is getting ready for work/to get on a plane, and then the opening credits sort of roll, and the setting changes to another city where the other main character is. -nod-

From The Count of Monte Cristo: Ed Shearmur - Marseille

Another amazing orchestral suite from this movie. It's featured over things that happen at the very beginning of this film (which has been one of my favorites for years). There is emotion and/or mystery in every note of this song, which is one of the reasons why this score is so amazing.

Moby - Porcelain
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From his page on Wikipedia:
Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1963, in Harlem, New York, and raised in Darien, Connecticut) is an American songwriter, musician and singer. Moby also serves as the name of his live band.
After some limited success in the 1990s with techno music, his biggest success was his more mainstream album Play, released in 1999, which sold 10 million copies worldwide. He continues to record and release music today.
Moby plays keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums. He took his nickname from the novel Moby-Dick, which was written by Herman Melville, his great-great grand uncle. He has also released music under the names Voodoo Child, Barracuda, UHF, The Brotherhood, DJ Cake, Lopez, and Mindstorm. He has received a lot of attention for his political, environmental and religious beliefs.

This song is one that is so melodic and blends so well, even though it's 'techno'. It's the sort of song I would listen to in the shower, when getting ready to take an afternoon nap, on a road trip, making something crafty, etc...
Current Mood: productive
13 May 2007 @ 08:29 pm
Aqualung - Left Behind

-grin- I have a ring tone of this. I love the power of this song. It just starts with a bang, and then there are his softly verse vocals, and then more power. Love it.

The Clash - London Calling
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A Classic. The Clash are awesome, and this song is just such an anthem for going to London, in my head. I would totally go there in a snap if I could.

Feist - Let It Die
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This song is like....musicified heart break. Sort of numb and detatched, but it still aches.

From Charlie Brown: Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy
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Sometimes, jazz is a blessed thing. I love the fun, bouncy heart of this tune. The changes of pace and composition are great.

Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama
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Um, hi. It's Lynard Skynard.

This song makes me want to get down and groove it like a true Southerner. And at least I was born in Texas and lived there for eight years and go back regularly so that I can have at least some claim to being Southern.