Aug. 13th, 2017 08:34 am
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Note to self:
Stop trying to do serious work/thinking at 11PM and achieving diddly-squat then going NO I CAN NOT ART ANY MORE MY LIFE IS OVER
o͡͡͡͡͡͡╮༼;´༎ຶ.̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̨̨̨̨̨̨̨.̸̸̨̨۝ ༎ຶ༽╭o͡͡͡͡͡͡'
when you should dang well remember your meds wear off around 7PM (and also that sleep is not optional)

Besides that, things are mostly okay. I"m a bit behind on uni work, mostly due to my generally yucky feelings turning out to be a Cold from Heck. I've been busy listening to these on repeat instead


Aug. 1st, 2017 09:42 pm
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I heard this on community radio about an hour ago and I'm obsessed:

It doesn't quite build on its potential and it only seems historically/musically noteworthy as a weird rare early Motown record, but I'm utterly in love with it. The B-side is good too.
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I had it rough last week. Part of it was an inability to draw anything except angry red lines; I was this [] close to literally breaking the tablet over my knee and throwing it in the bin.

When I came out of it, to my amazement, I leveled up in my drawing ability!? I think someone on my Tumblr feed posted an article stating artists' work tends to plateau for a while, then a jump in ability suddenly manifests itself... is there meant to be a period of wretched self-loathing preceding it?

Similarly, now I'm apparently less likely to fly off the handle at things that are wrong on the Internet. Two incidents this week previously would've left me nerd raging all over the place (or sulking all day), but I found more practical ways to deal with my fury--I contacted a moderator instead of joining in the snark, and I sent a Tumblr account an upbeat article to counter the horrid and gross nonsense they reblogged.

I also had to fix a terrible computer with a clockspeed running on geological time and I threw a giant capslock Twitter tantrum. In this way, equilibrium was restored.

Terrible pop music gets stuck in my head far too easily. I think it's time I got into the habit of streaming Triple J because NO BODy'S PERFECT No, no, no no no no, no, no no no no, noaughg. Have you noticed the way the vocal track in Eminem's latest single pulses in and out makes it sound like every fourth or fifth word is radio-edited?

On a semi-related note, Ante Up is now one of my favourite songs thanks to this, and this.
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Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio

They're so unremarkable I am blanking on a title. :| Apart from a few talky stations the only ones I can get out here (rural Western Australia) are both bland pop, okay for listening to in the background until the dumb-as-bricks hosts come on. And there's the ads. Gawd, the ads stick in my head more than the music does.



Fuck it, I'm streaming Triple J!

The Meme )
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Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate

Red Hot Chili Peppers around Californication/By The Way era. I used to really like it, but with the possible exception of Parallel Universe (and Otherside when I'm in the mood) none of it does a thing for me these days.

I'll be interested to hear their new music; the new line-up may shake things up a little.

No embed. I'm running on empty this weekend; just writing the above was a struggle. Gurgle.

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Day 15 - A song that describes you

I always link to the same song when I'm asked this question

Here is something different from the same band that is more relevant to my world view these days (I think. I've certainly misheard their lyrics before... Dumb Teenage Me thought Polyester Girl was about 25rq35 times more lurid than it was, and was gravely disappointed when she read the lyrics, if I have to be honest)

Regurgitator - Pretty Girls Swear

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Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love

insomuch as anyone expects anything of me...

Slayer - Skeletons of Society

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Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure

NO SUCH THING. Youtube bullshit

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Day 12 - A song from a band you hate

Gee... uh... There are songs that wind me up and bands I don't see the appeal of, sure, but I have nothing against any band in particular, not even Bieber, ICP and other number-one enemies of Youtube comments.

Have this instead:

This is a genre of music I normally can't get into, but I really dig this.

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Happy birthday to meeee *phwweee*

Day 11 - A song from your favorite band

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - 20 Minutes of Oxygen

One of my favourites!

Excuse the lack of video; you are not missing anything. Cthulhu haet cat macros.

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Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep

Decadance - On And On (Dub Version)

It's very peaceful, in its own way. I'm gonna listen to it now to sooth myself after my browser closed unexpectedly and lost the last half-hour of work *grump*

The Meme )
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Day 09 - A song that you can dance to

Midnight Mahina - I Believe

I'll see if I can upload a version of this. It's from a folk (I think!?) band that plays at the Fairbridge Music Festival, which I've been to with a friend a few times. The CD version is pleasant enough, but when played live, everyone is compelled to dance to it. It would be eerie if it weren't so dang nice.

The Meme )
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Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to


I'm gonna have myself

a real good time...

The Meme )
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Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event

Ugh another one I'm blanking on. This is not really an event, but I'll go with this.

After watching this AMV, I'd sing it to my mum in the car while we were driving places. Little did I know that it got stuck in her head for days every single time. She's threatened to play it at her funeral.

Promise I'll link to something not from my proto-weeaboo days next time.

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Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere

Cowboy Bebop OST - The Real Folk Blues

Every time I hear this, or a few other anime ending/opening themes, I'm reminded of hanging out at anime club, waiting eagerly for the next episodes, making a nuisance of ourselves on university grounds, raging at Rurouni Kenshin's cliffhangers... good times, man.

(There may be better songs for this, but they are nowhere to be found on the internet, or didn't seem quite right, or aren't quite as good as I remember...)

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Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone

I associate people I know with the music they like, or music they've played to me, on a very general level. Punk (RIP Polly Styrene), Cake, Frank Zappa, orchestral video game music, happy hardcore, Spice Girls, late 90s visual kei... No specific song that really sticks out for anybod--

Actually, I take that back. This one.

The Meme )
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Day 04 - A song that makes you sad

Pink Floyd - Time

It took me a while to choose this.

Also: Komm Susser Todd. It's the song I go to when I want to feel like absolute shit. How the fuck is Evangelion 4.44 going to top that?

The Meme )
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Day 03 - A song that makes you happy

mazedude - A Boy and His Blob Cyborg Blobby OC ReMix

Be careful listening to this with headphones.


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Day 02 - Your least favorite song

Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

Aarrrrgh! This song makes me want to headbutt the wall until it stops. And hell no, I'm not embedding that shit.

Also: Having to listen to Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl because I couldn't exactly leave the chair with metal jammed in my mouth is one of my least pleasant memories of being at the dentist.

The Meme )


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