jinks: (Pete and Patrick rock the vote)
Regina Spektor – Samson

So the first time I heard this song, I was 20. My most-recent-ex-at-the-time had made me a mix CD because while we were still dating I’d heard Tori Amos’s version of Smells Like Teen Spirit (which if you’d never heard I’d suggest you listen to, like, instantly) over at hers and been like OMG, and a couple of weeks after we broke up she realised she hadn’t given me a copy like she promised and put it on a mix CD for me (because we stayed friends after we broke up. This is something I do).

But anyway, about a few months later she made me another one, and Samson was on it. Not this version; this version is on the 2006 album Begin to Hope; the version I have (well, I have Begin to Hope as well but you know what I mean) is from the 2002 Songs. I personally think the first version is better, but that’s very much a matter of personal taste.
jinks: (Panic! at the Disco)
SOTD: Panic! at the Disco - New Perspective

So this was the first song that Panic(!) released after the split, and it made me grin so wide I thought my face was going to split. As always, Brendon Urie's voice makes me smile, and the song itself (featuring lyrics such as 'can we fast forward to go down on me?' and 'you come along because I love your face') is utterly joyful.
jinks: (bdon eyes)
I completely forgot to do this yesterday, so today you’ll get two.

Here is a song which reflects how I’m feeling regarding the whole Maine vote thing:

SOTD1: Black Eyed Peas – Where Is the Love?

Just the lyrics, though. If you want music that adequately reflects what I’m feeling (that wasn’t written by a synaesthetic Welsh dude in a basement) this is the song that’s been getting me through the morning:

SOTD2: Busta Rhymes Ft. Linkin Park VS. Chris Cornell – Part Of Me Made It


(the link to play is about half way down the page).
jinks: (gabe because i can)
So, wow, it's been a while since I last updated. I have been legitimately busy, but I've also been a little in mourning. John Hughes and Les Paul and Allen Shellenberger all going in quick succession was a bit much, world.

On the day, I decided to make a playlist in honour of the music John Hughes used in his movies. The music was as much a part of the movies as the script, in many ways, as good soundtracks often are.

Here's to you, John Hughes. You shaped my childhood, and will be sorely missed. (We'll ignore the fact that you were responsible for Beethoven, including all of the sequels, since that's probably best left alone.)


Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink (Pretty in Pink)
Yello - Oh Yeah (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science (Weird Science)
Stray Cats - Sixteen Candles (Sixteen Candles)
Jesse Johnson & Stephanie Spruill - Heart Too Hot To Hold (The Breakfast Club)
Otis Reading - Try A Little Tenderness (Pretty In Pink)
The Beatles - Twist & Shout (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Silicon Teens - Red River Rock (Planes, Trains & Automobiles)
Altered Images - Happy Birthday (Sixteen Candles)
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (She's Having A Baby)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Tesla Girls (Weird Science)
Van Morrison - Crazy Love (She's Having A Baby)
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) (The Breakfast Club)
jinks: (nin the slip cover)
From 15 to not-quite-24 is a strange journey. Your focuses change, and while you may not stop listening to a band, they no longer take up as much of your world as they once did.

When I was 15, Nine Inch Nails were most of my world. For various reasons, I needed an escape, and this band afforded me the kind of escape I needed. I listened to The Downward Spiral at least once a day. Then, when The Fragile came out, I bought it and listened to it all the time.

Since And All That Could Have Been.live and .still I've sort of lost track. I remember seeing the videos for The Hand That Feeds and Only, and then later Survivalism, but never got around to buying the albums. And still haven't, oddly enough.

Today, I found out that Trent Reznor had put his latest album out for free download, because he had broken with his record company because he was disillusioned with the prices they were charging for his music. The Slip is available here, and I would urge you all to go and download it. It's Nine Inch Nails. I can't wait to listen to it.


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