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04 September 2011 @ 09:45 pm
What is the best thing that's happened to you so far?
Only doing this because I love that movie and I haven't posted in a while...

Got a real-live adult job and made friends in a loser town. Next: make it to a real city and do it all again.
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10 February 2011 @ 09:32 pm
 Day 9 - a song that you can dance to

Oh, come on. I can dance to just about anything. But nobody said it would be pretty. (Though my swing step has a better chance of at least not being disastrous...)
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09 February 2011 @ 10:12 pm
 Day 8 - a song that you know all the words to

I know all the words to a surprising amount of songs, but this one has been on my mind lately and I really like Vampire Weekend!
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09 February 2011 @ 02:03 am
 Ok, so I was busy enough this weekend to forget to keep up with my meme, but I can fix that now. :D (gig+friend's band playing the bar+ice skating+PACKERS WIN the superbowl=tired and bubble-headed Jack)

Day 4 - a song that makes you sad

I don't know that any music actually makes me sad, but this song definitely has a lot of (lying, cheating, rat bastard) baggage.

Day 5 - a song that reminds you of someone

PETEYYYYY. :) (I really don't think there's anything else that needs to be said.)

Day 6 - a song that reminds of you of somewhere

This song reminds me of the Great Wall of China. No, really. It does. (Don't watch it, there's not really a video. Just listen.)

Day 7 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
This song always reminds me of the first of many exceptional Lolla's with my best friend.

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04 February 2011 @ 04:44 pm
Day 3 - a song that makes you happy

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03 February 2011 @ 10:01 pm
Day 2 - your least favorite song
This is easily it. Well, ok, maybe not easily. But since I have to pick just one song and can't say "anything by Lady Gaga", then this is easily it.
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02 February 2011 @ 10:43 pm
Day 1 - your favorite song

That changes fairly often, y'know, and it's hard to narrow down. But there are a few that I always come back to. I was going to say "Well That Was Easy" by Franz Ferdinand but there are no good vids of it up, so for the sake of sharing I'm gonna go with my second choice, also by FF--"Bite Hard".
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02 February 2011 @ 10:01 pm
So, I decided I would like to do one of those 30-day memes, and the music one seems perfect for me since I love turning people on to new music and I have such a wide ranging catalog of tastes. The rules are below the cut, for the curious (and for me in case I forget the order). I hope I can make it through the whole month and not be lame and forget haha.

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19 January 2011 @ 12:28 pm
Why must two of my loves, working out in the morning and sleep, be so opposed to one another?
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17 January 2011 @ 07:56 pm
"Y'know, when you don't care, you just don't care." --A. Price

But I do care, and that's the root of the conundrum.

No matter how sweet you are, I worry that the age gap means you're just using me.

What's worse, I don't seem to have a problem with that.
You be here: S. Allen St.
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26 August 2010 @ 10:44 am
Acoustics are incredibly interesting to me. This TA manages to make them both uninteresting, and screw up most history he brings up in class while doing it.
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15 August 2010 @ 01:49 am
I haven't done any surveys in a while (because really, they've seemed so....myspace [/snicker]. But I have this strange urge to do one, for posterity. Or something.

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31 July 2010 @ 11:18 pm
If your life was made into a movie, who would you want to play the leading role? What about the other major characters in your life?

I would love Gwyneth Paltrow to be me, but for realism it would need to be Ellen Page, for sure.
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15 July 2010 @ 12:37 am
dream radiation. i have been tasked to write about dream radiation.
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What message would you put into a fortune cookie?

Someday you will die. So go forth and enjoy each day because you never know which one will be your last.
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15 April 2010 @ 04:42 pm
How long could you survive chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor?

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05 April 2010 @ 09:36 pm
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Broken Hearts: boredbored
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09 March 2010 @ 11:02 am
Break is pretty lackluster when you're 932840128341024 miles away from all the friends you wanted to see. But hopefully:

+New phone b/c old one is having charging issues
+New hair because I feel like having a fauxhawk again
+Run everyday....2 down, 4 to go
+New clothes--this was by accident
+New music--going BB tomorrow
+See Alice in Wonderland--also tomorrow
+Tan...? We'll see, everybody keeps wanting me to do stuff when it's sunny out
You be here: jax
Broken Hearts: blahblah
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...But Iron & Wine/The Postal Service pretty accurately describe my life right now;

"I am thinking it's a sign
That the freckles in our eyes
Are mirror images and when we kiss
They're perfectly aligned"

Okay, okay, sorry, </sap>.
Broken Hearts: chipperchipper
Broken Melodies: Such Great Heights~(I like the PS version better)
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02 March 2010 @ 03:13 pm

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Broken Hearts: chipperchipper
Broken Melodies: The Twist
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25 February 2010 @ 12:02 am
SO this thing? I have one now. Thanks, roommate.

Also, I don't think I ever shared this, but about 9 months ago I gave in and got a Twitter to follow bands and the director of Iron Man 2. You can find me as @shkn_not_strrd if you so desire.
You be here: north halls
Broken Hearts: contemplativecontemplative
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28 January 2010 @ 01:17 am
New icons, b/c I got more iconz space with my new year of paid account. :) mmmhmmm. *win*

Will update more later hopefully, but its hard to compose thoughts with roommate bawling on phone to bf.
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14 January 2010 @ 12:54 am
Hibernating sex drive + RDJ = not so hibernating sex drive.

Watched "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" tonight. Highly recommend, it has a little for everyone. Think of it as a more lighthearted Layer Cake. Unfortunately, as far as the above-mentioned problem goes, I agreed to go with (READ: drive them) the roommates&extended roommates to go see Sherlock Holmes again tomorrow (b/c they haven't seen it yet and I'm determined to bang RDJ find the magic code). But, in a way it's still very fortunate. It's not like I've got anyone around here to distract me....

Also, orchestra audition tomorrow (which I'm freaking so bad about I've gone over the edge to numbness) and PCMEA elections. Suck it, motherfuckers. Im in ur orgnizashuns, makin shit not fail.
You be here: north halls
Broken Hearts: frustratedfrustrated
Broken Melodies: reading Phaedrus
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20 December 2009 @ 11:49 pm
semper ubi sub ubi.

working in the city mon & tues, wed dentist appointment, thurs shopping in chi, friday christmas and OMGSHERLOCKHOLMESWITHBETHANDFAMILY.

That is all.
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07 December 2009 @ 09:39 pm
I am listening to the second movement of Beethoven's 5th right now.
No one knows any movements besides the first one. (
Poor other movements. They're just as good. But maybe not as catchy or dramatic.

My british conducting professor (ya know, I should really stop referring to him like that, but I can't help it. It just makes more sense to hear the stories about him if you're armed with the foreknowledge of his outrageousness.) likes to lecture..../rant..../"play devil's advocate"..../be inflammatory. And he is really pretty brilliant and I'm convinced he's sekritly the 11th Doctor, but some of the things he believes just get under my skin.

He's pretty much of the opinion that if you're a music major and don't like...the 'canon', I guess is the best term for it, since "classical" is not accurate at all really....That you shouldn't be in the field of music. Don't get me wrong, he's not against all other music (except the stuff that really deserves derision, a la Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon), but he has lectured us several times this semester (usually as he's walking around the room returning listening journal assignments) on how if we don't like this stuff we're not trying hard enough. Not thinking critically enough. Not really listening enough. And if we believe we are doing all that to the fullest extent of our faculties, that then we're in the wrong major. Now, I understand and am all for both a) being familiar with the body of work that you plan to base your professional opinions, performances, and philosophies on, and also b) not knocking something until you've tried it. But I find it offensive to be belittled for not enjoying a piece of music.

For those of you reading (are there any of you out there?) who may have had minimal or no academic instruction in music or any of the fine arts, let me just clarify that there is a gap the size of the Grand Canyon between "liking" a work (i.e. deriving aesthetic pleasure from viewing, listening, or otherwise interacting with it), and understanding it (recognizing its value as a work of art-or as anything else, for that matter, knowing the intricacies of its structure and composition, studying the creator's background and exigence for creating the work, etc). The direction I am coming from is one, especially as a prospective educator, where it is entirely possible to not personally like a work but recognize its value to culture, society, music as an art, or the education of young musicians (and, in fact, I think that if you can't separate those two things, you are never going to realize your full professional potential...what if no one taught Schoenberg because his serial period is hard to listen to, and in some instances downright awful to sit through?) In the end, what I am saying, is how dare you cast aspersions on my musicianship and passion because I have different tastes in music than you do? Clearly, one of us can't separate visceral judgment of the work from cognitive assessment of its value, and that one of us is not me.

tl;dr--I am not a sub-par musician or educator just because I don't LOVE every piece you do, bitch.
You be here: lie-berry
Broken Hearts: rar!
Broken Melodies: Beethoveen's 5th (OF VODKA)