Pairing Songs

  • May. 9th, 2010 at 5:43 PM
teyla: Ten hugging Simm!Master, Simm!Master looking disgusted. ([dw] doctor/master BFFs)
It's a time-honored fandom tradition to connect your favorite songs to your favorite pairings, whether the two fit together or not. I do it all the time; it's rare that I listen to a new song without trying to somehow fit it into my fandom shipper world. I always feel that these associations are best kept to oneself--pretty much any song can be interpreted from any pairing's perspective, and a lot of the time, the connection is so obscure that it becomes redundant to anyone but the individual making it.

However. (You knew there was one coming, didn't you?) Over the years, I've come across a handful of songs that, I feel, actually do fit a certain pairing or character in more than an entirely subjective way. Songs like that usually end up on my list of "vids I should make at some point". Vids, however, are a lot of work, and I'm lazy, so you're not getting vids, you're just getting the songs, and my thoughts on why they remind me of the character or pairing I listed them under.

Lots of YouTube videos under the cut. )

Long entry is long! Hope you found it at least a little bit interesting. Feel free to link me to your favorite character/pairing songs in the comments! :)

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Shameful Taste-In-Music Confession

  • Mar. 18th, 2010 at 11:24 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([misc] gaga telephone)
I have a confession to make. I'm sort of starting to fangirl Lady Gaga. >_>

This may have a lot to do with the fact that I adore her latest video. The one that MTV banned/didn't ban/banned and then really quickly backpaddled and unbanned when people started to challenge the decision. The title of the song is Telephone, and the video features Beyonce and Lady Gaga as (incredibly hot) mass murderers, Lady Gaga dressed up in a bunch of chains (see icon) and wearing Diet Coke cans in her hair, and, best of all, the Pussy Wagon from Kill Bill.

It's almost 10 minutes long, and has an overarching "story" arc--the quotes are there because there's really not much story to it, but it has some plot elements, sort of like Lady Gaga's Paparazzi video--and it's dressed up to look as if Tarantino directed it. (Another reason why I might be biased in its favor.) There is also some ridiculously obvious product placement, which is so obvious that it's almost a parody. Which it might be; I wouldn't know.

I think what I like about it is that it takes the mainstream idea of a pop music video--scantily clad women hopping around and shaking their asses and tits at the camera--and takes it up a notch, putting in references to other pop culture icons (in this case, mainly Kill Bill/Tarantino, which itself is riddled with references to other artists) and, in a way, commenting on the format while staying within the format.

The controversy about the video makes me roll my eyes. There's nothing you haven't seen before in that video. Mass murderers and women wearing only what's basically a couple of strings and some tape, it's all been there before. The video very overtly ships Beyonce/Lady Gaga, though, which might just be the issue. Sigh, people. Get over it already.

But hey, you have to give it to Lady Gaga. She managed to shock with a pop video. That's not an easy thing to do.

YouTube embed under the cut. )

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Random Things

  • Aug. 29th, 2009 at 3:21 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] roth looking up)
I doodled human!Ten sleeping on his couch. If you want to see, go here.

I was talking to [ profile] tli about soundtracks earlier, which reminded me of the PotC soundtrack. I went to find it, and it's playing now. Man, I love that soundtrack. So beautifully cheesy. <3 Pirates is still such a brilliant movie. The first. I don't mind the 2nd and the 3rd, but they're not as--pure, is probably the word I'm looking for. Not as pure as the first one. They feel more deliberate. The first one is just unadulterated awesomesauce.

Speaking of music, if you like Eric Clapton, go watch this YouTube video--or watch the embedded ) version. It's a live recording of I Shot The Sheriff, with a brilliant guitar solo. No matter where my taste in music goes, I don't think I'll ever dislike Clapton. He's kind of a genius.

I picked up my American $$$ today, and went into uni to print a giant stack of confirmation emails. Short of packing, I'm all ready to leave. Is it can be Monday now?

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Unrelated Bulletpoints

  • Aug. 2nd, 2009 at 1:07 AM
teyla: Ten with a lot of negative space looking off to the side. ([dw] ten bzuh)
  • My room is too damn hot. I can't open the window, because I've got my lights on, and I don't want to have the room full of mosquitoes. My life, so hard.

  • I still think Steven Tyler is hot. I can't help it.

  • I have decided that my human!Doctor muse drives a Trabbi. It's the perfect car for him: it's small, blue, and a pile of junk in everybody's opinion except the owner's.

  • I am reading more Pratchett and am sorely tempted to write some Vetinari/Drumknott PWP.

  • My grandparents have decided to sponsor my USA trip. Not completely, but they are giving me quite a bit of money. Win.

  • I know I'm late with this, but I have the best response ever to the outrage over Eleven's costume. If you want to know what it is, click here.

  • There need to be more crazy AUs in Who fandom. I chatted with [info - personal] earlwyn about band AUs, and we decided that Ten is Amanda Palmer, Nine is Korn, Ace is the Guano Apes, Eight would be covering Reamonn, Five would be channeling Pete Doherty and Four would either be Bruce Springsteen or fronting a punk band.

  • This conversation inevitably reminded me of Billie Piper's horrible teen pop career.

  • I've only got two more weeks at my current job. Thank god, it's getting very tedious.

  • I posted my super-epic Doctor history here. It leaves canon at some point, because this is human!Doctor, but it's all there up to Journey's End. It's only over 7,000 words, too. >_>

  • That's it from me, I think. What's up with you guys?

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Online Shopping Spree

  • May. 9th, 2009 at 3:39 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] thinky David aw)
I has a desktop computer. \o/

My shiny new 19'' flat- and widescreen monitor was delivered yesterday, and so was the power cable for the computer. Also, I am awesome, because I managed to assemble my computer correctly without a manual on the first try. (I was fully prepared to fight the usual fight with the little tiny black plugs that let you turn the computer on and make the little lights flicker, but none of that this time! I even got the lights connected correctly. *iz smug*)

Now I'm just waiting for the network hub. Network hub, be delivered faster. Having two computers but being able to connect only one of them to the nets--that's, like, mockery.

Also delivered yesterday was my guitar. I bought a guitar! It looks a lot like this, only the body is darker because it's used and a few years old. Shiny shiny guitar! I missed having one. This one sounds nice and is awesome all around, except for the small fact that the gap between the strings and the neck is huge. That'll take some getting used to. And I need a pick. I cannot play without a pick, shame on me.

Oh, eBay. How you eat my money. >_>

I considered buying one of Voltaire's CDs because I like his music and he's a small independent artist who probably needs all the money he can get, but they're only selling second-hands on Amazon--which wouldn't really help him much, now would it--and in his online shop, almost every item is out of stock. Way to go, Voltaire. I'll be keeping my money then.


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It's my life

  • Mar. 30th, 2009 at 4:12 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] judith)
Something reminded me of No Doubt tonight, so I went on youTube and relived my teenagehood, mwaha. I'd forgotten how utterly awesome this music video is. The song's meh, alright, but I love the video. So I'm sharing!

Also, I fail at answering comments lately. :/ I'm sorry. Bear with me? I'll get around to them eventually, I hope.


Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson

  • Mar. 16th, 2009 at 6:37 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([misc] tyler perry)
I've been listening to Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull for most of my evening. That man is insane, and insanely talented.

Crazy flute player under the cut. )


Doctor Who deserves all the love it gets.

  • Jan. 18th, 2009 at 3:02 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] thinky David aw)
I love love love my show.

I spent most of the afternoon/evening talking to [ profile] lf2871 on AIM about how tragic and doomed the Master and the Doctor are. We both got very emotional about it as we were trying to decide which one was worse off. Eventually, we agreed they're both in dire need of hugs and kittens, and decided that it's all the Time Lords' fault, and that the Doctor did a good thing when he wiped them out. He didn't agree, but then, he wouldn't.

Anyway, after this, I went to muck about in Gimp and Photoshop, because I felt dramatic and full of woe and wanted an angel/demon manip of the Doctor and the Master. I didn't get very far, and I don't think it's ever going to get done, because srsly, angel/demon manip? But this is how far I got, and I think the Master is kind of liking his wings, even if they're sort of trashed. Maybe he likes them because of that.

At some point, I stopped maniping and went to watch some episodes. I was determined to watch episodes that I usually don't watch, so I ended up with Gridlock - which is a really awesome episode, I don't know why I'd remembered it as boring - and The Lazarus Experiment, which I still thought was a bit rubbish, but in a charming way. Besides, even though it's kind of lame for Doctor Who, it's still better than some of the better episodes of other shows. I ♥ my show.

I really want to work for Doctor Who one day. I don't care if I'm the person who sweeps the floor, I just want to be on that set, be a part of that production. Because seriously, Doctor Who is the best TV show I have ever watched, and I've watched a lot of TV shows.

Yes, I will stop gushing now. Sorry about that. It might be time for bed.

Oh, one more thing. If you dislike Rammstein as much as I do, and think that they are a silly, pretentious bunch of idiots, you'll like this.
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] vegetable)
I did karaoke for the first time tonight, and it was awesome. I sang Always, which is a horribly painful and cheesy song, but I've wanted to sing it to an audience since I was 14 and too much of a chicken to do it in music class.

It was the first time that I've sung with a mike, or, you know, that I've sung to an audience in general. Singing with a mike is strange; you can't really hear yourself. I always went, BUT AM I HITTING THE NOTES?, but people were singing along and getting out their lighters and were generally rather merry, so I'm guessing it probably wasn't too bad. I mean, everyone in that pub was pretty drunk by the time I went on stage (myself included, although I wasn't that drunk, just drunk enough not to shit my pants), so I don't know how reliable their musical judgment was, but when I went to get a drink afterwards, the (hot!) bar guy - the one that wasn't serving me - came up to me and told me that I had been awesome. So I guess my first karaoke experience should be filed under success. (Even though I started the second verse in the wrong pitch and had to switch down an octave when I wasn't reaching the higher notes anymore, lol. I'm not sure if anyone even noticed, though.)

The evening was fun in general. When we made our way back to the residences, I got a random Doctor Who reference thrown at me (SOMEONE ACTUALLY MENTIONED THE MEDUSA CASCADE), and I whooped loudly in a dark street in the middle of the night. I don't usually whoop at all, you see. Much less in a dark street in the middle of the night. Oh, show. What do you (and alcohol) do to me?

I've spent the rest of the night scribbling notes for my JCS fantasy production. (People who have been on the f-list for a while will know what I'm talking about; all others - this is an obsession with me. It flares up now and again. Maybe I'll go somewhere with it some day, maybe I won't. If you're interested, this is where it all started.) I might actually be writing this script. I have all details worked out in my head up to but not including the Gethsemane scene. And it's changed into some wacky artsy thing, with symbolic corridors and meaningful TV screens. Idk. Don't ask. Lol.

Do you know anyone who doesn't have any creative drive at all? I've been thinking about this. Because even though I'm neither a brilliant artist nor a brilliant writer nor a brilliant singer/musical talent, I always have the drive to be creative. I used to get these pictures in my head as a kid that I wanted to draw, and got frustrated because I just couldn't get those fucking watercolors to make it look right. And I still get pictures in my head, only that I'm now not trying to paint them in watercolors. Not usually, anyway. I write, I vid, I draw - whatever. I sing or role play. I do something creative to get those pictures out of my head. I couldn't imagine not having this, and I'm wondering, are there people who don't have it? Maybe there are people who have it less, but anyone would surely have this at least a little bit, right?

O HAI STILL-A-LITTLE-DRUNK TL;DR POAST. Will go to bed now. How is everyone?

I haven't watched Einstein and Eddington yet. I didn't want to watch it drunk, and now it's too late again. Blah.

Teenage Failboat, Random Stuff

  • Nov. 22nd, 2008 at 10:30 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] lolitics rahm laundry)
For some reason I ended up seeking out songs I used to listen to as a kid on youTube. Great hilarity followed. Jesus, I had no taste as a kid.

The three highlights. Because, you know. Hilarity.

You want to know. You really do. (YouTube embedding.) )

So what are your most embarrassing secrets when it comes to what you listened to as a (pre-)teenager?

Summary of other more or less interesting things:

- If my icon confuses you, you are missing out. Their love is epic.

- I want this. Yes. Please. Master. This pastede-on hat shouldn't look so sexy.

- I watched The Devil's Whore, and apart from the Devil, who was just badly done, it's quite awesome. I burst out laughing every time someone called Simm Sexby, though. Why yes, I am five. Also, Sexby is so the Master. Such a hard-on for war, I was waiting for him to go tapping his fingers: da-da-da-dun. The main character is quite awesome as well, I like her a lot. Will watch again. (Oh, and and, most important: Guh.)

AND LOOK. SIMMY SIMM HAS A TAG NOW. I hope he knows what a privilege that is. So far, only the David has had an individual tag on this journal.

That's it, really. Will go watch Merlin now.

The Beatles - Music Vids Are SRS BZNS

  • Aug. 12th, 2008 at 4:30 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([misc] tyler perry)
Moast lulzy promo video for the Beatles' hit 'Help'. Seriously, watch it. It's hilarious.

Help! )

Aw, the joy of old music videos. :D


Random German Musician Squee, Meme

  • Jun. 25th, 2008 at 12:56 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
I seriously love Farin Urlaub. I know this is, like, the lamest thing to admit. But I do.

Well, to most of you, it won't mean anything. He's the singer of a German - um - well, they call themselves a punk rock band, but they're not. Not really. Basically, they're just a mediocre bunch of musicians who were crass enough to be successful, and are off their heads on booze and drugs 24 hours a day. Farin Urlaub (this is his stage name, it literally translates as 'Take a vacation!') just has my exact sense of humor. That's why he always makes me laugh, even when he's just waving his dick around and talking bullshit.

Okay, who wants to know more? You know you want to click, it's so exciting. )

Enough with the philosophical bullshit on a German musician nobody knows and who would probably laugh his ass off if he read this. Laugh his ass off and then snort another line of coke. Or two.

Meme instead! - When you see this, quote from Doctor Who.

- Bananas are good.
- From a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, time is more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-whimey stuff.
- Not impossible. Just a bit unlikely.
- Donna, Donna Noble, since you didn't ask. I'll have a salute.
- This is my timey-whimey detector. It goes ding when there's stuff.
- Just a twinge of cosmic angst.
- Doctor! You can stop now!

... and I will, too. Lol xD.


Rick Miller performs Bohemian Rhapsody

  • May. 27th, 2008 at 12:33 PM



  • Apr. 5th, 2008 at 6:48 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Sam/Gene OTP)
To round the day off with a less grumpy post, here's things that make me happy:

1) Life on Mars fandom! You guys are all awesome, and the fandom is awesome multiplied, and I'm really happy to have found y'all.

2) The fact that my first "proper" LoM fic (read: fic with actual plot to go with the porn) is now 7000 words and still growing. I did hit a couple of snags, but with the help of awesome fangirl friends and AIM I was able to navigate around them. I know where I'm going with the fic, and I'm determined to finish. Yay :).

3) DOCTOR WHO! With Donna! I cannot wait to see them together again. There will be lols.

4) Collators' Den will be going live very soon. That's shiny, because we put a whole lot of work into that archive and it's always great to see projects finishing up.

5) Sony Vegas is reading my compressed rips. Not happily, but it's doing it, and that makes me happy, because I'd been ready to give up on that prog due to limited disk space.

6) Dvorak's symphony "From the New World". Believe me when I say I am so not a classical music person, but this one is really shiny. I dug up my one classical music CD earlier and put it on, and this piece of music makes me happy.

Right. Now I'm off to bed. Doctor Who when I wake up! :D

Life on Mars - Chords

  • Mar. 23rd, 2008 at 4:11 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (LoM 1973)
Today, I picked up my guitar for the first time in months, because I wanted to see if I could manage to play Life on Mars well enough to have something to sing along to.

Sheesh, that song is complicated.

But I wouldn't let that discourage me. After I'd found out that there's no way in hell you can strum that song and still make it sound good, I took it apart and wrote a how-to file complete with lyrics, chords, chord tables and chord notes.

I found it helpful, so I thought I'd share it with you guys :).

Notes and download under the cut )

Happy Easter, everyone! If you don't celebrate it, well, I hope your Sunday will still be a happy one :).


JCS - The Last Supper, '73 production

  • Mar. 20th, 2008 at 12:14 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (LoM 1973)

This is the saddest break-up scene I have ever seen. Never fails to make me feel all mushy.

//brought to you by random attacks of Jesus Christ Superstar fannishness//

All things shiny, real life and fictional, happened in '73 it seems. Lol xD.


70ies music and LoM

  • Mar. 14th, 2008 at 8:53 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (tyler perry)
This is a squee post about music and vidding mostly focusing on Life on Mars. Just a warning, in case you're neither interested in 70ies music nor in the show ;).

I just took a look at the series 1 soundtrack album tracklist - and whoa, talk about childhood memories. No, I did not grow up in the seventies, lol, but from my taste in music, I could just as well have. My dad loves music, and used to play a lot of it when I was little, and he did grow up in the 70ies (well, okay, he went to uni and got married in the 70ies, but, you know).

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This post has too many tags

  • Feb. 12th, 2008 at 3:25 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Bannakaffalatta)
Hah, I worked through my backlog of comments! I bet you noticed xD. Sheesh, I hadn't realized it were so many!

I found that I haven't answered the 5 questions yet that [ profile] beandelphiki gave me a while back! So, I'm doing that now.

5 questions )

In other news, [ profile] neery convinced me to join her in a not-so-na-nowrimo attempt. I've promised to try to either write 1000 words of fic or edit 30 seconds of vid each day from now till the end of the month. Watch me fail in the first couple of days xD. Well, I actually managed to vid 38 seconds today, but I don't really like the result. Sigh.

There was more stuff I wanted to talk about. Right. I'm reading Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys at the moment, and it's highly fascinating. It's a bit like I'd imagine an acid trip to be like. I highly recommend it. (The book. Not the trip. Even though I wouldn't be opposed to trying that, either.)

For some reason I ended up watching Queen (live at Wembley '86) clips on YouTube today, and I went all mopey and emo about the tragic story of Freddie Mercury. It's so tragic, I'm amazed it's true. I watched the Who Wants To Live Forever clip, and boggled at the prophetic statement he makes before he sings the song. He was diagnosed in '87, so he didn't know he was sick when he said that.

I bet this is old news for all of you. I MISSED IT AGAIN. Anyway. Queen wins. And The Show Must Go On is the most tragic, painful song ever.

If you're feeling all emo now, go watch this. Or watch the first 1 minute 20 seconds of it, anyway. It completely cracked me up. What is it that's so funny about spoons?


Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Soundtrack Squee

  • Jan. 18th, 2008 at 4:38 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Torchwood Jack)
So I've just watched Torchwood 2x01 in a fangirl chat, and I should really go to bed, because I think my brain has turned itself off a couple of hours ago already (I'm entirely relying on the Firefox spell check here; if I didn't have that, this would be riddled with typos, gah), BUT THERE IS ONE THING I WANTED TO SAY BEFORE I GO. (Also, I just realized it's 5am and this is my third post today. SORRY, F-LIST! I HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO SAY! TRUFAX!)

TW 2x01 Soundtrack (Spoilers) )

If I had three wishes...

  • Jan. 18th, 2008 at 12:19 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (david tennant)
A few days ago, [ profile] bzzinglikeneon posted two pictures of David Tennant and John Simm, and ever since I've seen them, I can't get this thought out of my head that I want to see the two of them in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Please don't click if you're squicked by subtextual interpretations of the Bible )


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