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Music meme

Tagged by blue_condition (I've finally finished reading back to -740) and I was going to do the meme anyway:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

I Can't Decide by Scissor Sisters. I loved this when it was used in Doctor Who last year - within the story, not just as background - and seeing them play it live at T in the Park was great. It'd dropped off my radar a bit but then I saw this fanvid again, which incorporates the Master singing and dancing along, and is just stunning. (I've just had to watch it all the way through again. Twice.) It's on my WMP playlist and my last.fm playlist and my mp3 player playlist, and I never skip it.

La Vie Boheme from the Rent soundtrack is also permanently on my playlist. This is the movie version; there's a stage version I've got too, but this is the one I've memorised and can sing along to happily. It's an ensemble piece done brilliantly in the movie and on stage.

Miss Otis Regrets by Cole Porter. Another musicals one, though I don't actually know which musical it's from. I've been listening to a few different versions of this, including an old crackly recording of a singer I don't know, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Barrowman. It's just one of those tragic songs, in a stiff-upper-lip '30s Britain sort of way.

Behind Blue Eyes by The Who. This is probably my favourite Who song, and I started listening to them again after seeing a bit of a documentary a couple of weeks ago. Guitar work and vocals are just perfect.

(I Am A) Logical Man by How To Swim. I've no idea how to describe this lot. There are about a dozen of them, doing sort of...jazz indie orchestral rock, I dunno. I'm going to see them tomorrow night at Stereo, supporting ballboy and Popup - Glasgow types should come along.

Chasing Fireflies by The Icicles - one of my first discoveries from last.fm, and pure indiepop twee. Lovely. Very chirpy.

For contrast, Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against The Machine, which reminds me simultaneously of being 15 and playing it loudly to annoy my parents ("F*ck you I won't do what you tell me" - every teenager's mantra), and of dancing to it every week in the Cathouse for several years. I learned how to stompy metal dance to this. And of course it's in Guitar Hero.

And I've also rediscovered Saturday Night by Suede - it's not one of their most famous singles, I guess, but it was always my favourite. Very melancholy, and Brett's vocals are haunting.

(Erk, I miscounted - that's eight. I can't decide (HA) what to take out, so call it a bonus.)

I don't tag, but I would love to hear what you're all listening to, so I can add it to my last.fm playlists...



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May. 8th, 2008 07:54 am (UTC)
I just saw the Buffy episode again last week with Giles doing Behind Blue Eyes, heh :)

No single songs, but I'm listening to Saturnalia by the Gutter Twins, Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Mountain Battles by the Breeders at the moment.
May. 8th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
you know i don't like memes so thought i'd just post the 7 songs here for your fm listening pleasure :D

Above the winter moonlight - Dragonforce

Try a little tenderness - commitments soundtrack

The dark end of the street - Commitments soundtrack

God bless the broken road - rascal flatts

aces high - iron maiden

Millions of Peaches - presidents of the usa

May. 11th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
Okay, "I Can't Decide" by Scissor Sisters is awesome. My boss got me started on that group and I can't get enough of them. I've got two of their albums on my ipod. Kinda crazy.

What am I listening to? Mostly Ani Difranco, KT Tunstall, Bad Religion. My MySpace page has "Hold On" by KT Tunstall, and for some reason I've got some stupid attraction to Kanye West's "Stronger" and Timbaland's "Way I Are." Please, please don't ask me to rationalize these; I've tried, and I can't. I'm weak. Please forgive me.
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