dreamcatchings: (dw: 11 and amy always catch you)
GotD: Within her, a skyful of light

In other news, does anyone know if there's a mash-up of Janis Joplin's "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart" and Heart's "What About Love"? I started stringing the two together while I was blow drying my hair, and it works pretty damn well. Of course I don't have the skills necessary to create a mask-up, but if you know of one please point me to it. Otherwise I might just have to do a text only version with the lyrics and let you guys figure the rest out for yourselves.

I'm off to my mother's for a while today. Thursday was her birthday, but we're going things for it today since, well, she's not off on Thursdays even though I am.

I might change my mood theme when I get home. I love Sandman, but I'm getting just a wee bit tired of it. Maybe I'll see if I can find a 5th season Doctor Who theme or something. Or maybe a Torchwood. Anywho expect a BBC centric theme unless I'm in a really weird mood when I return.
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GotD: Within her, a skyful of light

In other news, does anyone know if there's a mash-up of Janis Joplin's "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart" and Heart's "What About Love"? I started stringing the two together while I was blow drying my hair, and it works pretty damn well. Of course I don't have the skills necessary to create a mask-up, but if you know of one please point me to it. Otherwise I might just have to do a text only version with the lyrics and let you guys figure the rest out for yourselves.

I'm off to my mother's for a while today. Thursday was her birthday, but we're going things for it today since, well, she's not off on Thursdays even though I am.

I might change my mood theme when I get home. I love Sandman, but I'm getting just a wee bit tired of it. Maybe I'll see if I can find a 5th season Doctor Who theme or something. Or maybe a Torchwood. Anywho expect a BBC centric theme unless I'm in a really weird mood when I return.

Meme

Jul. 17th, 2010 11:41 am
dreamcatchings: (joa: just listen)
I'm not going to post the meme in and of itself because, um, I'm sort of shite at asking people questions about themselves. I'm more the type who just sits quietly and waits for you to speak in your own time. Once you do I'm there to stroke your hair or pat your should or tell you it'll be okay. Then I'll find something goofy to do to make you smile.

I am finally getting around to posting answers to the questions that [livejournal.com profile] wanderlustlover gave me though.

Here goes... )

Meme

Jul. 17th, 2010 11:41 am
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I'm not going to post the meme in and of itself because, um, I'm sort of shite at asking people questions about themselves. I'm more the type who just sits quietly and waits for you to speak in your own time. Once you do I'm there to stroke your hair or pat your should or tell you it'll be okay. Then I'll find something goofy to do to make you smile.

I am finally getting around to posting answers to the questions that [personal profile] wanderlustlover gave me though.

Here goes... )

Music Rec

Mar. 11th, 2010 03:01 pm
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Here's the deal. I am an audiophile, which I'm sure most of you know. I buy music obsessively. This is especially true with cheap CDs for "undiscovered" artists. So there are a whole slew of CDs (and now MP3 albums) that I download simply because it's on sale. My rule is that if the CD is $10 or less, it's a go. Even if I buy it and hate it, I'm not out much. Plus I know enough people that I can get rid of it fairly easy. I don't even feel the need to recoup the money. I just give it away.

Amazon has daily MP3 album deals. Yesterday I got The Script album for $2.99. Today I got an album by a band called Deas Vail for $1.99. It's an entire album with twelve songs, and I got it for $1.99. That is phenomenal. Anyway. It's excellent. The music is kinda pop/emo rock ala Keane's Under the Iron Sea. It might be little pop for some people, but I adore it. The lead singer has this haunting, ethereal sort of voice that manages to sound upbeat and optimistic.

Anyway the point is that I've uploaded it. If you like, I ask that you maybe consider supporting the band by buying it from Amazon. It's just $1.99 today, and it's well worth it.

Deas Vail

Music Rec

Mar. 11th, 2010 03:01 pm
dreamcatchings: (Default)
Here's the deal. I am an audiophile, which I'm sure most of you know. I buy music obsessively. This is especially true with cheap CDs for "undiscovered" artists. So there are a whole slew of CDs (and now MP3 albums) that I download simply because it's on sale. My rule is that if the CD is $10 or less, it's a go. Even if I buy it and hate it, I'm not out much. Plus I know enough people that I can get rid of it fairly easy. I don't even feel the need to recoup the money. I just give it away.

Amazon has daily MP3 album deals. Yesterday I got The Script album for $2.99. Today I got an album by a band called Deas Vail for $1.99. It's an entire album with twelve songs, and I got it for $1.99. That is phenomenal. Anyway. It's excellent. The music is kinda pop/emo rock ala Keane's Under the Iron Sea. It might be little pop for some people, but I adore it. The lead singer has this haunting, ethereal sort of voice that manages to sound upbeat and optimistic.

Anyway the point is that I've uploaded it. If you like, I ask that you maybe consider supporting the band by buying it from Amazon. It's just $1.99 today, and it's well worth it.

Deas Vail
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I feel like I should do an epic music rec post at some point in the near future. I also somehow get the idea that there likely are not as many people out there listening as there once were, which is mostly due to the downfall of the online journal site. Or, y'know, because I've become boring and most people have moved on to bigger and better things. It seems that these days my LJ peeps primarily consist of the college and RP/fanfic crowds. That's never bad. I like these people. They are, essentially, my kind of people, but it certainly isn't as lively as it used to be. Perhaps I should start a proper blog and just put fanfic here.

That would mean I'd have to get off my ass and start writing fanfic again.

Hmmmmm. Decisions decisions.

I'm going to need another mood theme soon. Perhaps some new icons. Maybe an entirely different scheme.

ETA: New mood theme is a go.
dreamcatchings: (relax)
Last night was the concert/my birthday. Not the worst I've had and not the best, either. One upsetting note was the lack of a phone call from my father.

Then I spent too much money on CDs.

Today, I spent too much money as well, but it was mostly to get new tires on Serenity. So $302 later, my car rides a lot better.

I've also been speaking with an Edward Jones associate about investing my money in a Mutual Fund as well as looking into starting an IRA. I think I'll show the literature to [livejournal.com profile] timberwolfblues and my father before I commit to anything.

Right now I'm just chilling out, watching some Ghost Hunters before I do some housework around here.

Oh, thanks to Dee and [livejournal.com profile] tsylyst for the birthday wishes.
dreamcatchings: (believe)
There's a concert on my birthday. There's a concert on my birthday, and I'm already off work for my birthday anyway so I get a concert for my birthday. (Shush. That's the way I think of it. No logic here.) It's Blue October, Yellowcard and Shiny Toy Guns. Whee! That should be awesome.

Plus it's on 4th Street so we'll be able to go to various bars and eateries and Barnes and Noble. It'll be wonderful.

Also wonderful is my October schedule:

I took off the 4th, 5th and 8th. I'm already off the 6th and 7th. Which gives me five days in a row as well as a three day week and then a four day week.

The next week, I took off the 19th because the 20th my friend at work is throwing a big party and I agreed to help out the day before. There's another four day week.

The following week, I have the 26th off because [livejournal.com profile] timberwolfblues' birthday is the 28th, which he has to work, but we'll have the 26th and the 27th to do something for his birthday and our anniversary. Another four day week.

Keen.
dreamcatchings: (rock star)
My present to myself for going on three weeks of OT insanity is a concert.

Fair to Midland, which I've heard of but haven't heard as of yet, is playing at Phoenix Hill on the 1st. [livejournal.com profile] timberwolfblues and I are going. Tickets appear to only be $10 so we won't lose much money. Anyone in the area who wants to meet us there, feel free. I think the show starts at 8pm. We'll get there early.

I'll be drinking.
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I stumbled across a CD that had a sticker proclaiming it to be very much like Jimmy Eat World only with female vocals. The name of the band started with a P and now I cannot find the thing. I suppose I'll just have to go back to Best Buy and purchase it.

ETA: Paramore. The search that Best Buy sucked at, Amazon ruled at.

list redux: )
dreamcatchings: (rock star)
I've been waiting patiently for Tonic to decide to get off their hiatus, regroup and make a new album for more years than I particularily want to count. Despite all evidence to the contrary, my hopes stayed high that this phenomenal band (whose lead singer would sing in Gaelic) would produce something again.

Then Amazon started trying to push Emerson Hart on me. I couldn't figure out why. I mean, yes, Amazon tries to push a lot of stuff on me bot good and bad but, other than a vague resemblance to Liam Gallagher, I couldn't figure out why this Hart fellow should matter to me. So I didn't even bother with a proper listen and just moved along.

Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] timberwolfblues and I went to Barnes and Noble. (I love B&N for many things but one of the tops is the ability to sample any CD in their store. Bestbuy could go a long way toward getting more of my money if they did something similar in the store nearest me.) I'm browsing the new releases and spot, yet again, Mr. Hart. I grab the CD and scan it into the listening station.

The voice is immediately setting off alarms in my head, but I've not figured it out yet. I'm standing there trying to recall who he reminds me of (other than Oasis) and then started reading the info on the album that the listening station brings up. (Hands of the people who can see where this is going or already know who Emerson Hart is.)

Emerson Hart was the lead vocalist/songwriter for Tonic. The band I've been yearning for a new album from for ages. Yay!

And, oh, off subject but Matchbox 20 has a new album rolling out October 2nd. And The Weakerthans have a new on that's hitting September 25th.
dreamcatchings: (content)
I am off Saturday so will try to get posting done, but it's also the first day [livejournal.com profile] timberwolfblues and I have had off together in a while when one of us wasn't sick so we'll see how that goes.

I am working for four hours on Sunday because the OT pay they're offering is crazy money.

Great bands to check out if you get the chance:
Plain White T's ([livejournal.com profile] tsylyst introduced me to them)
The Rocket Summer (another $10 Target buy for the win)

Woot!

Jul. 21st, 2007 07:25 pm
dreamcatchings: (joy)
Whee! Stroke 9 has another album out. Damn me for just dropping so much cash on unknowns because damn! I do love my Stroke 9 boys.

Hee. Oh well. At least I can be happy that they have another album out. Yummy.

And, oooooooh, a B sides Sister Hazel album. Sweet. Now if Counting Crows would just put out a new release, my music life would be complete
dreamcatchings: (rock star)
AwareStore offers free shipping for orders over $50, which is a double edged sword because, well, free shipping and then, well, $50. I always aim for free shipping if I think it's within my reach. And spending over $50 on music? No brainer.

I had to push myself a little this time because I'm not quite as up to speed on the indie music scene as I like to be. (And when I say indie I'm meaning independent labels less than indie music itself.)

So I ordered:

Cary Brothers - Who You Are (Love, love Cary Brothers. His song "Blue Eyes" is featured on the Garden State soundtrack.)
Chase Emery - Definition (You've never heard of him. I've never heard of him. He is, however, AwareStore's guaranteed artist and the sound clips I listened to were really cool and right up my music alley.)
Todd Carey - Watching Waiting (Also never heard of him but the sound clips were good.)
Glen Phillips - Mr. Lemons (C'mon, he sang for Toad the Wet Sprocket for years. Of course, I'm buying his album.)
The Falls Lost - Familiar Broken Fairy Tales (Another never heard of. But it's an EP done by a pair of brothers. And it was $5. I couldn't refuse.)

Pre-ordered: (had to pay shipping on this but it was worth it)

Matt Nathanson - Some Mad Hope (Comes autographed with a bonus three song acoustic CD and a sticker. Not to mention that Matt is the shit.)
dreamcatchings: (gert: try me)
I have not pre-ordered a copy of Harry Potter and the Dark Hobbits. Or Dour Hobos. Or Dog-faced Hermits. Or whatever it is. (I'm teasing. Really. ;) I know it's Deathly Hollows. Please don't throw stones, I'm trying to be funny here.) I won't be buying it in hardback.

Hell, I seriously haven't read HBP yet because, well, I had more pressing things I wanted to read.

I also don't buy the Potter books until they're in paperback. Because I'm cheap.

Anyway, with all of the said, my main point is? Go ahead and spoil me. I won't care. I'm the sort of person who flips through the book to see what happens as soon as I get it. Save me the time. ;)

Now I go to work. After spending too much money on indie CDs from Awarestore.

*twitch*

Jul. 11th, 2007 11:33 am
dreamcatchings: (issues)
There is some music I cannot listen to because it honestly makes me a little insane. Modest Mouse was one of these. Something about the music, the notes and the instruments just made my brain rebel. It doesn't happen often.

I have managed to stumble onto another one, though. This is a band called The Fiery Furnaces and the album is named Blueberry Boat.

I got, maybe, three songs in and had to turn it off. I couldn't even finish any of the three songs, either. It's...I don't even have a name for it. It's like someone combined the boat ride from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with Bo Hanson's Lord of the Rings (an album my father owned that I once listened to while trying to go to sleep and ended up having nightmares) along with a dash of Jetro Tull's Aqualung.

Needless to say, The Fiery Furnaces have not won a fan. This is one of the few CDs that has to leave my house.

I paid $7 for it. I'm willing to ship it to anyone in the US (international postage is too much) for free if you want it. Please comment and we'll arrange the shipping details via email.
dreamcatchings: (cloak and dagger)
There has apparently been a resurgence of X-Men novels. The one that I am currently reading is fabulous so far. It is both well researched and well written. Granted, I'm not far into it but any book that throws in props to Alysande Stuart and the Warpies gets props from me. It's called X-Men: The Return and it's by Chris Roberson.

In the music world, if you New Found Glory, Stroke 9 or Brand New, I suggest checking out Amber Pacific's album Truth in Sincerity. It has the same sort of up-beat, psuedo-punk feel with lyrics that remind me more of NFG than the other two.
dreamcatchings: (relax)
Chores done. Mostly. What I originally thought was a post office near the Target ended up being some sort of Veteran work center, which, while cool, does not help me. So I'll just have to try and catch my postman to send the Netflix stuff out tomorrow. Not a big deal.

I bought my mother four DVDs for Mother's Day. I got the oil changed. While at the bank, the teller asked me whether I had ever talked to their investment people, which was something I had been meaning to do but never asked about. I now have an appointment to do that. Apparently the amount of money in my two accounts makes them think I should be investing, which is actually helpful to me because I had just been about to start asking people how much money should stay in a checking account.

I also bought myself a griddle so I can make French toast and pancakes again as well as a couple of CDs from artists who've had music played on Grey's Anatomy, which really showcases some of the loveliest music I've heard in a show in awhile. It's right up there with Scrubs.

Now I'm going to get something to drink and then watch some TV before working on posting.
dreamcatchings: (rock star)
I am occasionally a tad too OCD for my liking. Take, for instance, the simple task of buying myself some CDs with the cash I got for Christmas. I price them on Amazon. Not too good. Head over to Best Buy to pick up the DVD +Rs I bought (50 for $12.99 is a steal) and check for said CDs there. They either do not have them or want more. Check at Target. Who can boast perhaps one of the titles I want.

Then I come home and proceed to check out Deep Discount CD who has better prices than Amazon but doesn't have one of the main CDs I want. Go to work. Come home. Check out Best Buy's website and Circuit City's, writing down the prices at each site and who has what. So far Circuit City is winning. Head over to Aware Store to find that not only do they have five of the six I want, but they also have the best prices currently as everything I want is on sale. Add to it the free shipping and I jumped.

It's just that buying five CDs should not take that long.

The list:
Teitur--Under the Stars
David Mead--Tangerine
Sister Hazel--Lift
Sister Hazel--Absolutely
Badly Drawn Boy--Born in the U.K.

Final price: $63.95

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