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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 18 of the thirty day song challenge

Hey everyone! I'm actually posting the day after my last post! Wow!
So today is Day 18, a song I wish I heard often on the radio. Too easy. "Tear The World Down" by We Are The Fallen. Back when I did day 1, my favorite song, I was debating between this and "The Poet And The Pendulum" by Nightwish. Eventually, I chose "The Poet And The Pendulum", but their both favorites of mine. "Tear The World Down" is, for those of you who don't know, the newest single from We Are The Fallen, who are no longer pulling a disappearing act. As it turns out, their record company pushed them to the back burner for a while, and they decided to leave it. So now they're unsigned, and looking for another record company, and in the meantime, they're coming out with 1) a live album and DVD, 2) an EP of covers of 80's songs, and 3) an original EP. The founder/guitarist Ben Moody says that everythings supposed to be in stores by christmas, so I'm pretty excited.
Anyway, here's the video:

I'm still bummed that they don't have a video for this, but oh well. The song's wickedly epic anyway.
Soooooo..... tomorrow is......
I think it's a song that I listen to when I'm angry.
What song will it be? You'll know tomorrow..... or whenever I remember to post.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 17 of the thirty day song challenge

Hello everyone! I've been getting lazy about posting again, but I'm here. Before I begin, I would like to say that I've been looking into colleges, and I've found one that I think fits me almost perfectly. Well, I've been looking for a good college that A) has a worthy reputation for the sciences, and B) has an excellent music program. I was planning on double-majoring in a science, either physics or engineering, and music. I've found a good college that gives me both in the same degree. It's called Carnegie Mellon University. The good news: from what I've read, it's an excellent, prestigeous school, and their BSA (Bachelor of Science and Arts) program is exactly the music/science combination I've been looking for. The bad news: it's all the way out in Pennsylvania for one, and for two, I'd be paying $58,000 a year. Well, the tuition's only $43,000, but adding in the cost of living there and everything, it would clock in at $58,000. There's only one person who will help me find a way to pay for that, and that person is God. If it is His will, He'll help me find a way to pay for it. And get over the dreadful student loan debt afterwards.
Well, anyway, back to topic, today is day 17, a song that I hear often on the radio. That's pretty easy. Everyone knows "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green, correct? Yes, this song puts me in my happy place. But there's a story behind how I first heard it. There's a radio station I know of and listen to, and I won't say what it's called, because I'm paranoid that someone is reading this blog and phishing for information on where I am, so they can come to my house and kill me in the middle of the night.
No, I'm just kidding. Sorta.
Anyway, they have a countdown of greatest hits on this station's website, like most stations do. And I happened to see the title "Forget You", and I was thinking, "Oh, this looks like another one of those breakup songs. 'How could I ever forget you,' right?"
Next day, my dad comes home and tells me of an interesting song that he heard on the radio. He told me of how, I don't know, strange the lyrics were: "I see you driving around town with the girl I love, and I'm like, forget you!"
I later learned that "Forget You" is the euphamized title. The actual title contains a word that also begins with F, but is much less pleasent than forget.
But the song is so jovial sounding, you'd never expect it to be so profane.
Anyway, here's the video (which I believe I posted a few months ago, before I started this song challenge):

There's nothing wrong with the video, and it's actually pretty funny. It's the clean version, of course.

Oh, speaking of Cee Lo Green, I was watching "The Voice" the other night, and I heard him performing his new single "Bright Lights, Bigger City." It's a really awesome song, and believe me, for me to be saying that about something that might get on top 40 radio, it must be pretty impressive.
Here's the video:

Anyway, what's next? I guess I'll just keep you guys in suspense until the next time that I post! MUHUHAHAHAHAHAH!
Okay, evil laugh over.
Until next time,

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 16 of the thirty day song challenge

Hello everyone!
First off, I want to let you all know something. Do any of you read my sister's blog? Well, a few days ago, she posted about a problem on her computer that was preventing her from commenting by logging her out everytime she tried to. Well, the same thing has afflicted me, so I'm afraid I'll be unable to comment on your blogs for a while. By the way, my sister's blog can be found here.
Second, I went to a Catholic retreat for people in the music ministry yesterday. IT WAS AMAZING!
Okay, in my experience, church music is usually comprised of durge-like songs backed by a droning organ. If we're lucky, a piano. Well, at this place there were, oh, lets see, two violinists, an oboist, a cellist, a floutist, a pianist, a xylophonist, and a percussionist, not to mention the choir, and the two choir members who played bells. And the percussionist not only played on the traditional drum set, but he also played the chimes (you know, those things that make the mystical magic-fairy-dust sound?), and the timpani. For those of you who don't know, timpani are HUGE drums that make an absolutely brobdingnagian sound when you hit them. And I don't mean just loud. I mean big.
And surprisingly, everyone sang along with the hymns! Now, for those of you who don't know, Catholics in Massachusetts are generally not the most devout. Church is pretty much a half-hour a week obligation for most of them, unfortunately. Out in Colorado,  the Catholics are generally really enthused about their faith. In fact, pretty much everywhere but Massachusetts, Catholics are enthused about their faith. Anyway, Catholics around here don't usually sing with the hymns, but at this retreat, everyone not only sang the hymns, but enjoyed them! It was amazing. And the priest had a very good sense of humor, too.
Okay, that was way off topic, so, getting back to business, today is day 16, a song that I used to love, but now hate. That's not easy at all. There are not many songs that I've come to hate after liking them. There are songs that I've liked, and then hated when they were overplayed, but then liked again once I hadn't heard them in a while. One of those songs, oddly enough, is "Disturbia" by Rihanna. I've always liked the uniqueness of Rihanna's voice (even though it is autotuned to heck [euphamism]). And I was hooked on this song. Until I heard it one-hundred-sexdecilion times (yes, sexdecilion is actually a number). And then I hated it. I hadn't heard it for probably six months, until now. And I still don't like it as much as I originally did. So I think that counts. Here it is.


No seriously, it's really messed up and not at all for those under thirteen. For all of you who want to hear the song anyway, here's the lyric vid.
Okay, well, maybe the lyrics aren't in the video. For those who must know, they're in the DESCRIPTION, thank you very much. Now, in my big, fat, ugly, opinion, if you're going to call something a lyric video, you'd darned well put the lyrics IN THE VIDEO, because it's not a lyric video if the only thing on the screen is the artists name and the song's title. There's a reason it's called a LYRIC video. A LYRIC VIDEO! Go down to the nearest Walmart and buy yourself some brains. Wait a minute... don't go to Walmart. Intelligence not included.

Okay, so what's next? I have absolutely no idea. All I know is that I can barely keep my eyes open right now. So hopefully I'll be posting again sometime soon when I'm more awake.
Until next time,

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 15 of the thirty day song challenge

Yo everyone! Again, with the late posting!
So, today is day 15, a song that describes me. That's probably the hardest one to figure out. A song that really describes my life. Hmmmm.....
Y'know, there's only one song I can think of. Most of you are probably going to be very surprised at what I choose. Well, metal isn't all I listen to.
The song that best describes me has to be "We Are Not As Strong As We Think We Are" by Rich Mullins. Yes, I know. Rich Mullins of all people. For those of you who don't know who he is, he's a Christian singer who was killed in a car crash in the early 90s. But there's a reason I picked him.
I'm sure some of you have listened to Christian music before. Most of the Christian stuff I've heard is pretty much "I praise my Redeemer," and "I worship the God who loves me," and a great manner of adaptations of the psalms in the Bible. And there's nothing wrong with that. Praise is amazing.
The thing is, though, sometimes I listen to this music and think "Oh God, what am I doing wrong?"
That's where Rich Mullins comes in. Sure he sang the praise and worship songs, but he sang a whole bunch about his struggles with his faith. And I tend to struggle alot. Of course, so does everyone. But that's besides the point. I think this song most describes me right now.
Here it is.
Anyway, what's tomorrow?
A song that I used to love, but now hate! Hmm..... I'll have to think about that one.....

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 14 of the thirty day song challenge

Hey everyone!
So, today's day 14, a song no one would expect me to love.
After the last one I posted, you're probably going to wonder what I could post that you wouldn't expect.
Well, this one isn't going to be nearly as wierd. You guys know I'm a complete metalhead, right? And that I am not a fan of don't care for don't like HATE most top 40. Let me rephrase that. I hate most pop. Alot of top 40 isn't all that bad, though most of it I wouldn't think of downloading. It's the pop stuff that's the most obnoxious. Well, once in a blue moon, when the stars all come into alignment, and exactly seven days before a major tragedy, I hear a top 40 song that I absolutely love. And usually I can't stop listening to it. In this case, it's "Closer" by Ne-Yo.
I don't know exactly what got me hooked on this song. It is a bit haunting (are you all noticing a pattern here?), and it sounds really nice, and also has some cool guitar. But other than that, I have no clue. Anyway, here's the video.
It gets a little, how should I put this, weird in some places, so proceed with caution. Nothing really explicit, just a little, well, strange.

So, tomorrow is day 15, a song that describes me. Gasp. That'll take a while to figure out.
See you sometime soon!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 13 of the thirty day song challenge

Hello everyone!
Welcome to day 13, a song that is a guilty pleasure.
First off, I want to state that you shouldn't feel guilty about listening to anything. If you like the music, then listen to it. Of course, there are certain songs that you start listening to that make people look at you like you have three heads. Some of you will look at me like I have three heads when you hear that I actually like this song. Okay, so you guys all know "Everytime" by Britney Spears, right?
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Yes, I actually enjoy that song sometimes. But there are a few just reasons for this.
1. There's some very beautiful (albiet simple) piano.
2. Britney actually sounds like she's a human being singing, and not a computer making sounds.
3. While it can't compare to Evanescence or Lacuna Coil, it's haunting and a little bit eerie.
4. It was well arranged.
For those of you who are not still staring at your computer screen in shock and horror, or have never heard the song, here it is.
I have never seen the whole music video. I've only seen bits and pieces of it, including Britney laying in a hot-tub (naked, of course, but nothing was exposed, thank God). So I have no idea what else will be in this video. You have been warned.

Anyway, tomorrow's a song that no one would expect me to love. Hmm..... That'll be hard. I hope I'll be able to figure it out by the next time I post. I'm going to be busy over the weekend, so I may or may not post over the next few days.
See you all whenever!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 12 of the thirty day song challenge.

Sorry I haven't been posting in a while. Things have just been crazy over here.
By the way, happy memorial day, everyone.
Oh, my gosh, we had the craziest storm yesterday! We had heavy rain, at some points, non-stop lightning, and even tornadoes! It was nuts.

Okay, enough with the random tangents.

So, today is day 12 of the thirty day song challenge, a song from my least favorite band. That was way harder than finding my favorite band. But I'm stuck between two right now: Miley Cyrus, and anything that comes out of that heck (euphamism) hole called Ark Music Factory (which is, by the way, the home of the musical geniuses who brought you "Friday" by Rebecca Black). This may surprise you, but "Friday" is not the worst of their frankenstienian works. They have several others with worse lyrics. And all of them are autotuned to heck (another euphamism). But if you are interested in a healthy fear for humanity, the youtube channel for Ark can be found here.
But I can't give this to them because they are a collection of artists (mostly young teenage girls, ranging from ages 9 to 16), and not a single band. So I guess Miley Cyrus is my least favorite artist. And why would that be? Because she has an obnoxious voice, used to be Hannah Montana, sang tweenage bubblegum pop, and then started dressing like... well, you know. You've seen pictures. Her music now is even more stupid than before.
Okay, so it all comes down to the biggest question: what song of hers do I hate the most? "Party in the USA" wins, hands down. Sure, "7 Things" was a hurricane of obnoxious, and "Can't Be Tamed" makes me want to shoot someone (usually the owner of the Ipod that has it playing), "Party in the USA" is by far the most obnoxious of them all.
Here's the video.
I have never seen this video, but I highly doubt there's anything wrong with it. This is before Miley became the new Britney Spears. She was a Disney artist. They bleach the Disney artists so clean that you can see through them by the time they're done.

Okay, so tomorrow is......
Day 13. And that's all I know.
If I can, I'll post tomorrow so you can find out. Until then....


Do Not Eat the Fairy Poodle!

Do Not Eat the Fairy Poodle!