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Jeremy bought Guitar Hero III for his PS3. ZOMG I am never going to get work done at all anymore. That shit is way too much fun. :p
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I'm not a songwriter, but that new Theory of a Deadman song would sound so much better if they were saying "badass girlfriend" instead of "bad bad girlfriend." I thought that maybe the radio was censoring it and changing the words, but no...that's how the song really goes. Disappointing.
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It's an interesting meme I found on Last.fm. You take the top 25 artists on your playlist and find something bad to say about them (but you know you love them anyway!).

1. Evanescence - Unfortunately their sound hasn't changed much at all. I like the whole spooky gothic orchestra/choir thing backing up the vocals and band, but it all starts to sound the same after awhile.

2. Snow Patrol - They're a good band, but holy hell some of their songs suck.

3. Breaking Benjamin - There are times when I really get sick of the hard rock, "nu metal" sound. They sound a lot like so many other rock bands.

4. Linkin Park - Some of their lyrics are really juvenile. They make you feel like you're back in high school (although I admit they first hit it big while I was in my angsty high school funk).

5. Aerosmith - I have to be in the right mood to like Aerosmith. Otherwise their music sounds really dated and bordering on annoying. "Dream On" is really the only exception to that.

6. Coldplay - Ok, I absolutely hated "Yellow" when they first made it big with that song. In fact I think I still hate it.

7. Dashboard Confessional - I have no idea why this is so high on the list. I don't even like them much anymore.

8. Tegan and Sara - Why are they doing those stupid commercials on MTV?

9. Nobuo Uematsu - For some reason I can't stand any of the tracks he's composed that have spoken lyrics. "Eyes on Me" is particularly annoying.

10. Damien Rice - His stuff all sounds the same, and it's so boring and depressing sometimes. Like Aerosmith, I have to be in the right mood to really like it.

11. My Chemical Romance - Yeah, they're starting to get on my nerves. I loved them when "Helena" first came out, but now they irk me.

12. Coheed and Cambria - It all sounds the same. They're probably one of the worst offenders in that respect.

13. The Killers - My sister hates them because they sound like a bad 80's new wave band. She has a point.

14. Vertical Horizon - "Everything You Want" was their best album. It's been downhill since.

15. Imogen Heap - I've never been all that impressed with her solo stuff. In fact my favorite song of hers is a Frou Frou song.

16. Third Eye Blind - The "Third Eye Blind" album is awesome from start to finish, but nothing they did after that was any good at all. It's disappointing. :(

17. Muse - I really hate about half their stuff. It's like they walk a fine line between awesome and WAY overdone synthy-techno-crap.

18. Pearl Jam - Meh. The songs I have of theirs on my playlist are really not remarkable in any way. I like "Black," but the rest of them are kinda boring.

19. Rilo Kiley - This was totally a phase. I deleted most of their stuff off my playlist a few months ago because I just couldn't stand her voice anymore.

20. Jem - I like her voice but I'm not crazy about the lyrics.

21. Natalie Imbruglia - One of her songs ("Troubled By the Way We Came Together") is really starting to annoy me. I skip it every time it comes up.

22. Sarah McLachlan - I really wonder why some of these are so high on my playlist. I only have like two of her songs.

23. Straylight Run - This was kind of a phase too. I don't listen to their stuff much anymore.

24. Trapt - WTF? This goes along with why I don't like Breaking Benjamin, but it really is a mystery to me that they're so high on the list.

25. Collective Soul - It's odd that I listen to Collective Soul so much and yet I have no U2 songs at all. They're kinda similar...

I've noticed that the top artists on my playlist are not necessarily the artists I'm really into right now. I guess it takes a really long time for them to filter down the list. I'm also sad that some bands I really love at the moment aren't even in my top 50. :(
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Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: For those who are guessing -- looking the lyrics up on a search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own.

1. Beautiful day, watching you as you awake
2. Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane Walking in Memphis--Mark Cohn
3. Step one, you say we need to talk How to Save a Life--The Fray
4. Baby we can talk all night, but that ain't getting us nowhere Two Out of Three Ain't Bad--Meat Loaf
5. Heaven bent to take my hand and lead me through the fire
6. Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
7. I picture you in the sun wondering what went wrong In the Sun--Howie Day (although I guess multiple people have performed it!)
8. Well it's 3am, I'm out here riding again through the wicked winding streets of my world
9. We might kiss when we are alone when nobody's watching
10. Sittin' on the edge looking for songs in a bottle
11. Let's start it over from the beginning
12. Summertime and the wind is blowing outside in lower Chelsea Motorcycle Drive By--Third Eye Blind
13. Hope dangles on a string like slow spinning redemption Vindicated--Dashboard Confessional
14. All the boys' voices cracking...oh, the moaning half tones
15. Like a freeze-dried rose, you will never be what you were to me in memory
16. And there on the stairs, standing there
17. Most people don't care, some people just stare
18. He's a stranger to some and a vision to none
19. I broke into your house last night and left a note at your bedside
20. Electricity, eye to eye What Would Happen--Meredith Brooks
21. Who's to say what's impossible
22. Please, please forgive me, but I won't be home again
23. Sirens ring, shots ring out, a stranger cries and screams out loud 6th Avenue Heartache--The Wallflowers
24. I got up feeling so down
25. I'm having trouble sleeping, you're jumping in my bed
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VH1 is counting down the top 100 songs of the 90's, and it's pretty much awesome. I need to pack for our trip to Minnesota tomorrow, but I don't want to stop watching it.
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List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

1. Van Morrison -- Into the Mystic
2. Evanescence -- Good Enough
3. Muse -- Butterflies and Hurricanes
4. Fiona Apple -- Criminal
5. The Perishers -- Sway
6. Regina Spektor -- Somedays
7. Missy Higgins -- The Special Two

Honorable Mention (I like a lot of songs right now):

REM -- Losing My Religion
Nelly Furtado -- Say it Right
Vertical Horizon -- Miracle
Tori Amos -- Precious Things
Howie Day -- She Says
Snow Patrol -- You Could Be Happy

Hmm, who should I tag?

1. [livejournal.com profile] abstractly
2. [livejournal.com profile] g3k
3. [livejournal.com profile] adorn
4. [livejournal.com profile] trisarahtop
5. [livejournal.com profile] in_a_box
6. [livejournal.com profile] hankdmoose
7. [livejournal.com profile] heybeautifulday
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What a shitty way to end 2006. I'm sick. This might be one of the first New Year's Eves that Jeremy and I can actually celebrate together, and I feel like death. Everyone around me has been sick lately, so I guess it had to happen eventually.

I keep hearing noises outside, and I can't figure out whether it's fireworks, dumbasses shooting off guns, or something else entirely. Oh, and Jeremy's playing mp3 clips of tornado sirens on his computer. Just 'cause. Now it's tv theme songs (specifically Night Court I think). We are a random pair.

As for the oh so popular 2006 in review, I graduated from college, I went storm chasing for 7,000 miles straight without seeing any tornadoes, I moved to Oklahoma and moved in with my boyfriend, and my first semester of grad school kicked my ass. That pretty much brings us to today.
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1.) Put your music player on shuffle
2.) Press forward for each question.
3.) Use the song title as the answer to the question.

1.) How am I feeling today?
Existentialism on Prom Night--Straylight Run

2.) How will i feel about getting married?
Life is Short--Butterfly Boucher (oddly appropriate)

3.) What is my best friend's theme song?
Cold Cold Heart--Norah Jones

4.) Highschool is?
The Best Deceptions--Dashboard Confessional

5.) I am...
Still Frame--Trapt

6.) How is today?
Right Here Waiting--Richard Marx

7.) What is in store for this week?
In My Head--Anna Nalick

8.) What song describes my parents?
Freshmen--The Verve Pipe (yeah...ok)

9.) How is my life going?
Imagine--Dave Matthews and Blues Traveler

10.) What song will they play at my funeral?
Open Arms--Journey

11.) How does the world see me?
Time is Running Out--Muse

12.) My friends think...
The Ghost of You--My Chemical Romance

13) my life is lived...
Stand Up--Trapt

14.) This makes me happy...
Let it Be--The Beatles

15.) What should I do with my life?
She Talks to Angels--The Black Crowes

16.) I will be happy when...
Give it Up--The Format

17.) What is some good advice?
Breathe--Anna Nalick

18.) What do I think my current theme song is?
Roll Me Away--Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

19.) What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
At Last--Etta James (ha..I bet so)

20.) The type of men/women i like are...
Motorcycle Drive By--Third Eye Blind (probably kind of true actually)

21.) How will you feel on your wedding day?
Screaming Infidelities--Dashboard Confessional (oh great...)

22.) What should I do with my love life?
Nothing Could Come Between Us--Theory of a Dead Man

23.) What will your neighborhood be like?
The Outsider--A Perfect Circle

24.) What will your dying words be?
Get Stoned--Hinder (it's a good way to end it I suppose)
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Happiness is driving down the road without finding a decent song ANYWHERE on the radio and then discovering that Jagged Little Pill is in your CD player. That was the first CD I ever bought and I still don't get sick of it.
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EVANESCENCE IS COMING TO CEDAR FALLS!!!!! I've been waiting and waiting and waiting. You have no idea how pissed I was to find out that they performed at the Kansas State Fair less than two weeks after I came up here for school. But that doesn't matter now!

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Alrighty folks, for your viewing pleasure and amusement, I give you Tyson Ritter of the All American Rejects as I knew him. (This was pretty damn funny if I do say so myself. I couldn't find the other three guys, so they must have moved to Stillwater after I left.)

Here's the pics )
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Ok, this question is mostly for an_otter, but anyone else who knows about these guys can chime in. What's your opinion on the bands Appleseed Cast and Ultimate Fakebook? They're both from Lawrence, so I figured you would have heard of them. They're both coming to Ames, and I was wondering if either were worth seeing. Let me know!
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HOLY SHIT! I went to school with these guys!

God, I thought the lead singer looked familiar. My best friend had a crush on him back in the day...she had good taste.

They're in for it when I bust out the yearbook.
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Hmm, looks like I'm going to spend Saturday night playing Dragon Warrior and screwing around on the net. I'm not as upset about it tonight as I was last night for the simple fact that I finally got ahold of some of my friends. Apparently there's really nothing going on anywhere...that I can get into. Barhopping's not a choice for my 19 year-old ass. Can't say that I'd really enjoy it if I could go. 40-60 horny, sweaty, drunk college students all hanging on each other and trying to get laid don't exactly spell out my crowd.

Sidenote: Kill Hannah's starting to get airplay on the radio station here, and I saw them live six months ago at VEISHEA before anyone knew who they were (outside of Chicago that is). Yay! That's never happened to me before. Kinda nifty.
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Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on? Could it be a faded rose from days gone byyyyyyyy? And did I hear you say you was a-meetin' him here today to take you to his castle in the skyyyyy...

Been repeating itself in my head all damn morning, and has now forced me to sing it over and over again all morning. I haven't actually heard this song in years, so why is it stuck in my head?
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One mix tape down, ? to go. I call it the Estrogen She-mix.

Side A: Evanescence's entire album
Side B:
1)Superior-Polaroid Millennium (The Saint Sdtrk.)
2)Tracy Bonham-Mother, Mother (Nonstop 90s Rock)
3)No Doubt-New (Go Soundtrack)
4)Alanis Morissette-Utopia (Under Rug Swept)
5)Berlin-Take My Breath Away (Top Gun Sdtrk.)
6)En Vogue-Hold On To Your Love (Best of En Vogue)
7)Jewel-Foolish Games (Absolute Hits)
8)Natalie Imbruglia-Troubled By the Way We Came Together (Go Sdtrk.)
9)Sinead O'Connor-Nothing Compares 2 U (I found a tape of her album in the house)
10)Billie Myers-You Send Me Flying (Growing Pains)
11)Madonna-The Power of Goodbye (GHV2)
12)Madonna-Take A Bow (GHV2)

I'll have to make a Testosterone He-mix to compliment it.
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As part of my farming gig out in western Kansas, I'll be on a combine cutting wheat for 14-15 hours a day for three weeks straight. As you can imagine, those hours can be very long when you're alone and all you can pick up on the radio is country and soft rock. So, I'll be making a few mix tapes to take with me, crossing my fingers that there will be a working tape player in it. I need a little bit of help picking music. Here's a list of my cds:

There's about 40 of them )
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I'm in a downloading frenzy right now since I'm losing my cable modem May 31. Quick, give me a BIG list of songs to download!
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I heard a lot of things that were very unpleasant to hear tonight. First, I was watching the Country Music Awards on CBS. When the Dixie Chicks' name was called for entertainer of the year, the audience (all the country singers and families and suck) booed. I'm getting so fucking tired of the immaturity that our country has shown these artists. When once these people loved their music and brought them into their family, they have now shoved them out into the gutters. I couldn't help but think what a bunch of hypocrites all these adult artists were. You go to an awards show to honor the music, and all I saw was political propaganda with people singing about America kicking ass and getting standing ovations and POWs being invited to see the show. If you don't agree with them, then you better not say a goddamn thing. They'll rake you over the coals for have a fucking OPINION. Who gives a shit about music anymore. While all this was going on, I got to sit there and listen to Dad and Vickie talk about how glad they were that the Dixie Chicks were booed.

Here's the second unpleasant thing of the night. I was watching CNN or some other news station, and they were talking about the next election. It's starting to look like Bush might win re-election. The Democrats need to stop squabbling, pull their heads out of their asses, and get something moving. They need to pick a candidate...SOON.
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I finally understand some of the appeal to seeing bands that haven't become famous yet. The concerts are much smaller and more intimate, and there's the feeling that if they ever make it big, you saw them before they made it. It's kinda cool. There was a band out of Chicago that played her tonight, and I went with Susan and Sarah to see them perform. Their name was Kill Hannah, and they had a sound unlike anything I've heard before. Apparently, they have this HUGE fanbase in Chi-town, but nobody here has heard of them. They pack clubs up there, and here they were lucky to get maybe 25 or 30 people standing around the stage.

I loved it. Susan bought a t-shirt and their CDs. The band themselves were actually standing out there selling their own shit, which I thought was awesome. I should have got an autograph. Shit.


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