ringsandcoffee: (sup homies)
Sometime long ago, I made a playlist on iTunes called Songs Played Twice. If the title doesn't speak for itself, it's the songs I noticed I'd listen to twice when they came up on shuffle. About a year ago, I needed to burn a cd for someone, and decided to burn this playlist to make sure the burner worked. It worked for this cd, then refused to burn the wedding mix cd the friend needed. Oops. Since this cd is currently my backup music in the car, it makes me want to share the list. I found it easier to make an image of the playlist than to type it out. Lazy? Maybe.

A little about each song:
1: Heard on the classic rock station. Just always caught my ear, and I love it. Had no idea what the title was, so listened to nearly every Led Zeppelin song before someone suggested I try searching Robert Plant's solo work.
2: Pointed out to me by [livejournal.com profile] holbytla because it reminded her of Thornton in North and South. Also, because it's M. Ward.
3 and 8: Discovered when watching a fan video for some period drama or other. Liked both songs right away.
4: Discovered on a mix cd when I worked at Starbucks. It was the first song that played during an opening shift, and just fit the mood well. Hooray for being at work at 4:30am??
5: [livejournal.com profile] ewanspotter posted a Sherlock Holmes fan video using this song, but also touted the song itself. So, I gave it a listen.
6: A free download either from Starbucks or iTunes. I tend to either love or hate those free songs. This was a loved one, of course.
7: A song I'd hear while hanging out at Luis's coffee shop. After hearing it several times, I finally looked to see and wrote down the title and artist. Then, I forgot about it for ages, until I looked in my little purse notebook. It still reminds me of Luis.
9: My favorite Coldplay song.
10: Ooooh, 90s throwback! Also I think the Bangles' comeback attempt.
11: First heard on an episode of Northern Exposure way back when that show aired. Later heard on a Lexus commercial. I had no idea how to find it, having no title or artist to go by. However, by then it was the Napster era, and my roommates were computer geeks. Somehow, with only with the knowledge of it being on NE, one of them found it for me.
12: Another free download, I think from Starbucks.
13: Another 90s favorite. At least I think it's the late 90s.
ringsandcoffee: (P&P going in LJ)
I'm listening to a live session with Lana del Rey. I already thought her voice was hauntingly beautiful, and I'm glad the SNL set seemed to be a bad night. She sounds woderful now. Geoff Lloyd interviewed her, and she's much perkier than her songs led me to believe. Not annoyng perky, but she sounds like a genuinely nice person.

One of my longtime internet friends posted asked me on FB today if I've seen P&P 2005. She said "It is not only the most awful version of this great book, but also one of the worst movies ever made." I just laughed. She's not on LJ, and so hasn't seen my myriad of posts on books & movies, but I gush about Brit lit occasionally on FB. I replied with how that movie started me on the genre, and how since I'd not read ANY Austen (or anything else similar) that the inconsistencies didn't bother me. In fact, it made me love it more.

music meme

Mar. 2nd, 2011 05:58 pm
ringsandcoffee: (Default)
Grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] ekaterinn

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle. (ha ha mine usually is anyway)
Step 2: Post the first line (or first and second line if it's completely impossible) from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly. (Artist isn't important on covers, though, 'cause that's just unfair.)
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own!

Ok, so I had to skip several instrumental songs that came up, and one where the name of the song is said in the first 2 lines.

1. We believe in the one true God
2. Called you so many times today
3. Hello darkness my old friend ekaterinn
4. Close your eyes, give me your hand, darlin' bowiechaser
5. We gotta stand a little closer to what it is we're leaning on holbytla
6. Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
7. I hear you breathing in, another day begins
8. Saturday in the park
9. Is getting better or do you feel the same
10. There's a little black spot on the sun today
11. There's nothing you can do that can't be done
12. Gotta take a little time, a little time to think things over
13. Let's dance, put on your red shoes and dance the blues holbytla
14. Blue eyes, baby's got blue eyes
15. How can I just let you walk away
16. As I gave in to temptation
17. For a second of your life
18. Give to the wind your fears
19. One man come in the name of love roseleaf
20. Left a good job in the city
21. Ma ya hi, ma ya hoo bowiechaser
22. On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
23. You were the sweetest thing that I ever knew
24. Love I get so lost sometimes
25. Forever can never be long enough for me
26. Let be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together ekaterinn
27. I want to run I want to hide roseleaf
28. Sister moon will be my guide
29. I felt it first when I was younger
30. You've got a vision of some far off day
ringsandcoffee: (astounding)
AC is working again.

Amazing how we make all sorts of judgements about people. Case in point: guy brings his 3 kids to the pool. He has a couple tattoos and long chin-hair (Does that have a different name?). Super cool playing with his kids. I was trying to fill in the blanks in my mind like where's the mom, is he divorced (he mentioned they had to go when Grandma said the pizza was done), etc.

I still strongly dislike my chest. Probably not enough to ever have surgery (would do something about the sag, not a reduction).

One of my friends doesn't know what internet acronyms and expressions like brb or FAIL mean, but then types like a 13-year-old. "what're u doin' 2day?" Dude, it takes more effort to type incorrectly. I guess I should give her credit for using an apostrophe correctly.

Time to start using a food journal again.

I've been going to Starbucks like it's going out of style.

What's with that expression? It doesn't make sense. Or is it an idion, in which case it isn't supposed to be taken literally?

I made delicious hummus last night. I want some just because it tastes good, not because I'm hungry.

Bought a ton of baking supplies. Might bake with Michelle on Sunday. Or watch World Cup. Or both.

I tend to be really attentive to lyrics, except with the free iTunes songs I get. Heard the Civil Twilight song I got last October on the alternative station this week. Twice, actually. I realized I have no idea what most of the lyrics are, even though it's played 35 times.

ETA: the above song played on shuffle like 10 minutes after I wrote that, and I still didn't listen to the lyrics.
ringsandcoffee: (buckets of crazy)
...Especially when they turn out to be awesome. While searching for the new Fray cd at Target, I cam across the upcoming artists section. I see one called Fiction Family, with a sticker saying it's Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, two bands I like. Well, the $9.99 risk was worth it. It's on iTunes as well, for those who like to preview before buying.

Speaking of iTunes, as much as I've come to love it, I still like cds better. You wouldn't know it since I hardly play them, but I just prefer having that hard copy first. Whatever I like goes on my iPod.

Later on I'm going to a surprise birthday party, woohoo! So much for the things I wanted to accomplish today. I'll be madly grading later this week.

I had no coffee until nearly 2 p.m., and by then I had a slight headache and felt shaky. I fear the day I attempt to give up caffeine.
ringsandcoffee: (head go asplodey)
Almost done putting grades on report cards, and then I have to do comments. Then, I have to do a bunch of other chores, but anyway.

Ok, 2 questions for anyone who might be able to help.
1. Can you find a song for me that I can't find anywhere online - it's Theme from Mission: Impossible (Junior's Hard Mix). It HAS to be that mix, and it's 4:10 in length.

2. If you can't find the song, is there a way to get it from my cassette single into digital format?

One more week...
ringsandcoffee: (buckets of crazy)
And yet, I still want to post something everyday. I would be doing something for work right now but the district server is down for maintenance and I can't access my email. So, here I am, doing other things. Other things than vacuuming. Ha.

Tomorrow is like Friday! Plus, going out for Aurelio's birthday, so even better.

I have this playlist started on iTunes called "Windows down, volume up" consisting of songs I love to crank up in the car. On the list so far:
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
One Headlight - Wallflowers
Santa Monica - Everclear
We Are the Champions - Queen
Are You Gonna Be my Girl - Jet
What is Love - Haddaway
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Che Gelida Manina - from La Boheme. Yes, it's an opera song but I still crank it up.

I need more songs for this list...help me!
ringsandcoffee: (Mini-me)
I've been iTunes shopping again. I have three Switchfoot songs, two DC Talk, one Frank Sinatra, and the newest Brandon Heath.

I've liked this song for a long time, and finally bought it.
Jesus Freak - DC Talk

Separated, I cut myself clean
From a past that comes back in my darkest of dreams
Been apprehended by a spiritual force
And a grace that replaced all the me I've divorced

I saw a man with tat on his big fat belly
It wiggled around like marmalade jelly
It took me a while to catch what it said
Cause I had to match the rhythm of his belly with my head
'Jesus Saves' is what it raved in a typical tattoo green
He stood on a box in the middle of the city
And claimed he had a dream

What will people think
When they hear that I'm a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it's true
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain't no disguising the truth
[There ain't no disgusing the truth]
[I don't need to hide it... The truth]

Kamikaze, my death is gain
I've been marked by my Maker
A peculiar display
The high and lofty, they see me as weak
Cause I won't live and die for the power they seek

There was a man from the desert with naps in his head
The sand that he walked was also his bed
The words that he spoke made the people assume
There wasn't too much left in the upper room
With skins on his back and hair on his face
They thought he was strange by the locusts he ate
The Pharisees tripped when they heard him speak
Until the king took the head of this Jesus freak

What will people think
When they hear that I'm a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it's true
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain't no disguising the truth

People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger
That my best friend was born in a manger
People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger
That my best friend was born in a manger

What will people think
When they hear that I'm a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it's true
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain't no disguising the truth

What will people think
When they hear that I'm a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it's true
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain't no disguising the truth

What will people think [What will people think]
What will people do [What will people do]
I don't really care [What else can I say]
There ain't no disguising the truth [Jesus is the way]
ringsandcoffee: (POTO duhhhhh)
Monday, three of my friends/coworkers (the 4th grade team at my old school) went on a shopping road trip. We piled into my car and drove 300 miles across the desert to the outlet mall in Cabazon, CA. Yes 300 miles. Susan and I came up with the idea long ago, and when we mentioned it to the others, they were game as well. Why so far, you must be asking. Well, the outlet mall is pretty big, and they have some high-end stores you can't find any closer. Specifically, they have a Coach outlet, which was our major destination. A Kate Spade outlet too, where I was very tempted by a few purses. However, it was a really good deal at Coach, and a lot of egging and nudging by my friends, that made me cave in. I'm still a little in shock over my purchase, but I had sort of budgeted for it. Plus, I got an unexpected stipend today, which more than pays for the purse. So, yeah. Jill and Susan got purses too, and Larisa got a wallet, plus a purse from Fossil.

Along from all the shopping, we had so much fun. I brought a bunch of cds so they could play DJ and keep the music going. We made the requisite stop at Starbucks in Blythe, CA, which was also a time to get out and stretch. I've passed the outlets many times on my drives to and from CA, but I forgot exactly where they were, but they are right next to the freeway, can't be missed. I just got my city locations mixed up. On the way home we listened to Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge soundtracks, and they got to hear my "Single Music" mix. "Walking After You" by Foo Figthers is on it, and I thought none of the others would know it. As soon as it started playing, Susan went NUTS. She loves that song. Needless to say, I was happy that she was happy. Had to stop for gas in Chiriaco Summit, and paid $4.87/gal. We all agonized trying to remember who sings "Sultans of Swing" until Jill remembered, shouting out Dire Straits as we pulled up to the Starbucks drive-thru. The barista might have thought us a little crazy with our giggling.

I love road trips. I love my friends. It was an excellent day.
ringsandcoffee: (P&P Keira eating a sandwich)
[livejournal.com profile] laurasia_mystik, [livejournal.com profile] mysterygal11, and [livejournal.com profile] bowiechaser, you might remember this song since I heard it on a Starbucks cd way back when. It used to come on first thing when I had opening shifts, and it was just kind of cool to hear first thing in the morning. Anyway, it's called The Man With the Harmonica by Apollo Four Forty; the genre says electronic. I got it on iTunes. I had the band name wrong, thinking it was Zero 7 but then I randomly found the song and band written in an old notebook. Yay.

I made lasagna again today, from scratch. Used 3 different sauces, ha. Still, it's yummy, and now I'm full.
ringsandcoffee: (Grissom and Sara ILU)
Need to take some Advil, but when I tried to do that I got distracted. Ugh, achy.

Having an iTunes account is a test of willpower. I got an iTunes card so I could d/l CSI episodes since I don't have a VCR. $1.99, no commercials, not bad. Often on the radio I hear songs that I want to download, anything from classic rock (Eagles) to 80s/90s (Lenny Kravitz) to recent stuff (like that Gnarles Barkley song, Crazy). AOL radio has an all Dave Matthews channel, which I periodically check trying to hear my favorite song, Crush. In the past, it was one of my listen-to-on-repeat songs when I was depressed about guys/being single. Last weekend, I finally hear it, though I missed the beginning. So, I finally broke down and bought it, along with another song I love, Are You Gonna Be My Girl? by Jet. The Jet song I often search the radio for. If I hear that song in the car, I totally dance. It's so easy to buy through iTunes, which is why I bought the card instead of storing my credit card information online. That could be a disaster worse than my coffee addiction.
ringsandcoffee: (AA kiss)
Praying and not panicking has worked pretty well. I have gotten a bunch done, more housework than school work. However, that's what happens when I leave my plan book with this week's vocabulary list and my grammar textbook at school. I still need to grade essays and book reports, but I really don't want to do that because the grades will depress me. Oh well. I wasn't planning on watching the Oscars anyway.

CD recommendation: The Fray - How to Save a Life. I like it a lot.

Last week, on a totally wasteful trip to Target, I wandered into the Easter section, and found Peeps bean bags. They're little stuffed chicks and bunnies that look just like their marshmallow counterparts. It took me several minutes before I settled on a blue bunny. I'm such a sucker for cuteness.
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