Archive for the 'Music' Category

Cruel & Unusual

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Barry Manilow to be used against mall rats.

Here’s the article where he was used in Guantanamo too.

Misery

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

They say misery loves company
We could start a company
and make misery

Frustrated, incorporated…

Misery, Let your dim light shine (1995), Soul Asylum.

So your job sucks and you got fu dumped

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Whatever.

A less grand but more upbeat take can be found here.

An Outrage

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Key Quote: “… a new penis to replace the missing woody”

Classical Music

Thursday, August 31st, 2006


Simpsons Theme by Aranjuez Quartet
Uploaded by Room321

This blog is shocked

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

K-Fed is not well received.

Sign of the Apocalypse

Friday, April 7th, 2006

It’s definitely happening.

Stomping mad

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

My neighbourhood Resident’s Committee is have STOMP courses and I have no time to join!

Stomp is from the movie and show of the same name where you take everyday objects and hit something with them in a percussionistic way that produces a percussion sound that is more or less in time with other people banging away nearby.

It’s about $30/month and 1 song/month.

Sigh… This would have been right up my alley.

Can someone tell me

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

What’s the name of this song and where can I get the album?

Saw the movie and I think it’s da bomb.

White man

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Can’t rap.

Key Billboard Magazine Quote: "a monument to mediocrity."

Here’s a sample of the monument.

Hallelujah

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

"Hallelujah

By Leonard Cohen

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

This song is heart-breaking.

I prefer the Rufus Wainwright rendition, but I guess Alison Crowe is good too.

Alternate lyrics (from Shrek):

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe I’ve been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you’d let me know
What’s real and going on below
But now you never show it to me do you?
Remember when I moved in you?
The holy dark was moving too
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
And all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

What’s playing

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Inspired by Dachsie who was inspired by MrsBudak.

I do not have as many songs as Dachsie (about half), but these popped up when I was writing this. Some I skipped.

And I think they are responsible for me botching up that entry. Sorry Monkey.

Anyway, like Dach, I am curious about what the tunes say about me.

  1. The Trouble with Love is – Kelly Clarkson.
  2. Lifetime – Better than Ezra.
  3. End Credits 2 – Danny Elfman (Corpse Bride).
  4. Lost in You – Garth Brooks.
  5. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix.
  6. Besame Mucho – Cesaria Evora.
  7. Whenever I say your name – Sting and Mary J. Blige.
  8. One  Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – John Lee Hooker.
  9. Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell (25th year retrospective).
  10. Telephone – Sheena Easton. (Yeah!!!)
  11. Constant Craving – K.D. Lang.
  12. Live to tell – Madonna.
  13. Almost over you – Sheena Easton. (Yeah!!!)
  14. Crawling – Linkin Park. (Louder! Louder!)
  15. When Smokey Sings – ABC. (Classic!)
  16. Ring my bell – Anita Ward. (Disco is not dead!)
  17. Hot! Hot! Hot! – Bina Mistry (I love the movie!)
  18. Maisie – Syd Barrett. (Darkness follows)
  19. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf. (Boooong!)
  20. I can’t make you love me – Bonnie Raitt. (This is a exquisitely sad song)
  21. The Devil’s Song – Marcy Playground.
  22. Rotterdam – Beautiful South.
  23. Guajira Guantanamera – Omara Portuondo. (Fun! Fun! Fun!)
  24. Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald. (’nuff said)
  25. Fade to black – Metallica. (AWWWWESOME!!! Where’s my lighter?)
  26. Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield. (toe-tappingly perfect karaoke song)
  27. This is Love – PJ Harvey. (Classic!)
  28. "Look over here" – Ah Niu. (I really like this)
  29. The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals (Another karaoke classic!)
  30. Right here, right now – Jesus Jones (A classic!)
  31. Because I got high – Afroman.
  32. Feeling is gone – Tanita Tikram. (She looks like Elvis…)
  33. Sleeping Satellite – Tasmin Archer.
  34. Amish Paradise – Weird Al Yankovich. (Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!)
  35. Wherever you will go – The Calling (OMG! My favourite love song)
  36. Because the night – 10,000 Maniacs. (Sad. A band that hit the big time after 15+ years during their farewell performance covering a song by Bruce Springsteen .)

DJs only know how to play with their knobs

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Key Quote:"You know who you are. Standing behind that deck of turntables, holding one headphone to your ear, being pretentious and aloof as you play with knobs and shuffle through records. You can just settle down, because nobody cares that you’re a DJ."

More fun: "Say it along with me, "I am not a musician". No matter how many obscure bands you know or how big your record collection is, you’re playing someone else’s music …if I show up at your house and play Taxi Driver for you, does that make me Martin Scorsese?"

Weapons of War Update: Bagpipes

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

This blog blogged this first, now here’s an update.

Environmental Terrorism Alert

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

They are using music now. (OMG, you really should see this one.)

Please check out the actual blog (the comments are really funny) that’s hosting this.