featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Having heard that I liked trains, the universe (with the help of some of you!) has lovingly provided me with much train-based joy.

First, [livejournal.com profile] primitivepeople rode the very sexy High Speed One, and posted lovely pictures.

Then, [livejournal.com profile] greektoomey pointed me towards The Train Suite I: Viscous Oil & Persimmon Tea, which includes the lovely bit of Palimpsest I'm so in love with about the trains of heaven, and also some very nice train backing vocals.

And then! [livejournal.com profile] corwin00, over on his Facebook, shared this amazing paper city, with, oh yes my friends, a working paper train. I will be very disappointed in you if you don't click that, because if you don't, you will have willfully missed out on a thing of intricate and frankly fucking impressive beauty.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Having heard that I liked trains, the universe (with the help of some of you!) has lovingly provided me with much train-based joy.

First, [livejournal.com profile] primitivepeople rode the very sexy High Speed One, and posted lovely pictures.

Then, [livejournal.com profile] greektoomey pointed me towards The Train Suite I: Viscous Oil & Persimmon Tea, which includes the lovely bit of Palimpsest I'm so in love with about the trains of heaven, and also some very nice train backing vocals.

And then! [livejournal.com profile] corwin00, over on his Facebook, shared this amazing paper city, with, oh yes my friends, a working paper train. I will be very disappointed in you if you don't click that, because if you don't, you will have willfully missed out on a thing of intricate and frankly fucking impressive beauty.
featherynscale: Crow looking intent.  Reads "You've got a shiny" (shiny)
Question for the Vast and Unpaid Research Department:

Can you suggest a song (or a few) that is danceable and has positive lyrics about a)a city that is ideal or magical; b)being empowered; c)being able to bring about change for the better; d)being able to enact transformation generally; e)different people working together to do something; f)claiming a place as one's own or declaring sovereignty of some sort?

Thanks!
featherynscale: Crow looking intent.  Reads "You've got a shiny" (shiny)
Question for the Vast and Unpaid Research Department:

Can you suggest a song (or a few) that is danceable and has positive lyrics about a)a city that is ideal or magical; b)being empowered; c)being able to bring about change for the better; d)being able to enact transformation generally; e)different people working together to do something; f)claiming a place as one's own or declaring sovereignty of some sort?

Thanks!
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Today's heaping helping of coping mechanism, brought to me by my iPod, and to you through the wonders of YouTube.



Mike Scott and the Waterboys are the anti-Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds:
"Now I hear there's a train,
It's comin' down the line.
It's yours if you hurry.
You got still enough time."
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Today's heaping helping of coping mechanism, brought to me by my iPod, and to you through the wonders of YouTube.



Mike Scott and the Waterboys are the anti-Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds:
"Now I hear there's a train,
It's comin' down the line.
It's yours if you hurry.
You got still enough time."
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (did you have fun?)
Also, Southern Culture on the Skids is the ideal musical accompaniment to my job. I am doing a weird little dance in here right now. Believe it.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Also, Southern Culture on the Skids is the ideal musical accompaniment to my job. I am doing a weird little dance in here right now. Believe it.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
[Poll #1135381]

EDIT: You are all encouraged to move to my town and start radio stations. Especially [livejournal.com profile] gamera_spinning, who can skip the first step, as he already lives here.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
[Poll #1135381]

EDIT: You are all encouraged to move to my town and start radio stations. Especially [livejournal.com profile] gamera_spinning, who can skip the first step, as he already lives here.
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Today is brought to you by the Tibetan Mastiff. They're going to be in Westminster for the first time this year! I have no way to watch Westminster, of course. But no matter. I'm still cheering for the Tibetan Mastiff. When I read The Dresden Files, and he talks about Harry's dog Mouse, I always think of these guys. I know Mouse is supposed to be some sort of fictional temple dog, but this is where my brain goes.

Today is also brought to you by Aaron Fotheringham, who is my hero of the day. I was waiting to pick up lunch in the sports bar across the street, and the TV over the bar was showing mid-day ESPN (snooze), when they start talking about this kid. He's 14 years old. He has spina bifida, which prevents him from walking. The video at the other end of the link up there is him at the skate park. He does BMX-style tricks in his wheelchair. Kid can do a backflip in a wheelchair. I don't care who you are, that's pretty damned impressive. He calls this "Extreme Sitting". :)

And now, with all that good stuff out of the way, it's time for my Two Minutes Hate.
We have a new radio station in Kansas City called "The Boulevard". It's not a bad station, particularly. It's allegedly a rock station, but seems to keep to the lighter side of the old rock-n-roll business: Elton John, REM, U2, Jackson Browne, and so on. So the station is not bad, just dull. The advertising, however, is abomination. They run this ad that goes something like "Do you ever wonder why you never hear Peter Gabriel or Van Morrison or U2 on the radio? We do too. Now you can. The Boulevard. Quality rock."

Kids, if you live in Kansas City, you will immediately recognize the problem. If you don't, let me put it this way for you: It's like seeing a commercial on television that asks you, "Do you ever wonder why you don't see Law and Order or CSI on television?". Yeah. Every damned station in Kansas City that isn't country or sports talk pretty much already plays all this stuff all the time. Would it fucking kill someone to get us a radio station that offered something *different* from what we already have? Maybe so. Maybe I'm just spoiled from my brief exposure to XM radio. But seriously, could we get a Fungus 53 over here?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Today is brought to you by the Tibetan Mastiff. They're going to be in Westminster for the first time this year! I have no way to watch Westminster, of course. But no matter. I'm still cheering for the Tibetan Mastiff. When I read The Dresden Files, and he talks about Harry's dog Mouse, I always think of these guys. I know Mouse is supposed to be some sort of fictional temple dog, but this is where my brain goes.

Today is also brought to you by Aaron Fotheringham, who is my hero of the day. I was waiting to pick up lunch in the sports bar across the street, and the TV over the bar was showing mid-day ESPN (snooze), when they start talking about this kid. He's 14 years old. He has spina bifida, which prevents him from walking. The video at the other end of the link up there is him at the skate park. He does BMX-style tricks in his wheelchair. Kid can do a backflip in a wheelchair. I don't care who you are, that's pretty damned impressive. He calls this "Extreme Sitting". :)

And now, with all that good stuff out of the way, it's time for my Two Minutes Hate.
We have a new radio station in Kansas City called "The Boulevard". It's not a bad station, particularly. It's allegedly a rock station, but seems to keep to the lighter side of the old rock-n-roll business: Elton John, REM, U2, Jackson Browne, and so on. So the station is not bad, just dull. The advertising, however, is abomination. They run this ad that goes something like "Do you ever wonder why you never hear Peter Gabriel or Van Morrison or U2 on the radio? We do too. Now you can. The Boulevard. Quality rock."

Kids, if you live in Kansas City, you will immediately recognize the problem. If you don't, let me put it this way for you: It's like seeing a commercial on television that asks you, "Do you ever wonder why you don't see Law and Order or CSI on television?". Yeah. Every damned station in Kansas City that isn't country or sports talk pretty much already plays all this stuff all the time. Would it fucking kill someone to get us a radio station that offered something *different* from what we already have? Maybe so. Maybe I'm just spoiled from my brief exposure to XM radio. But seriously, could we get a Fungus 53 over here?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Last night, I was thinking about what I'm going to send people for the CD Swap, and came to the realization that I am going to need to re-acquire a couple of key things that either a)I've only ever owned on tape or b)I've worn the CD out of without having ripped the songs (or, in one Very Speshul case, I did indeed rip the songs, but by the time I got round to doing that, the CD was so effed up that the rip is no good). Alas, a trip to the record store is in order. Oh Noes. *grin*

In other musical news, I must have this.
I'm writing it down so I don't forget it exists. Does that ever happen to you? You think, "Oh good gods, I have to have this record," and then you go to the record shop, or you're on the internet, and you know you wanted *something*, but can't remember what it was? I hate that.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Last night, I was thinking about what I'm going to send people for the CD Swap, and came to the realization that I am going to need to re-acquire a couple of key things that either a)I've only ever owned on tape or b)I've worn the CD out of without having ripped the songs (or, in one Very Speshul case, I did indeed rip the songs, but by the time I got round to doing that, the CD was so effed up that the rip is no good). Alas, a trip to the record store is in order. Oh Noes. *grin*

In other musical news, I must have this.
I'm writing it down so I don't forget it exists. Does that ever happen to you? You think, "Oh good gods, I have to have this record," and then you go to the record shop, or you're on the internet, and you know you wanted *something*, but can't remember what it was? I hate that.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Worse offense against reason and the cosmos:

- Getting a myspace account in order to download music from band promo pages
OR
- Hijacking someone else's myspace account in order to download same?

Discuss.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Worse offense against reason and the cosmos:

- Getting a myspace account in order to download music from band promo pages
OR
- Hijacking someone else's myspace account in order to download same?

Discuss.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I have an idea. It's not a world-changing, life-affirming idea, and it's not a testament to the greatness of the human spirit or anything, but it sounded like fun. So I thought I'd put it out there and see if anybody else wants to play.

Announcing [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale's Great LJ MixTape CD Project of 2008:
In which we all make CDs and mail them to people, because, hey, it sounds like fun, and it's sort of kicking it old school in the world of BitTorrent and all that whatnot. (Also, I need more music. Who doesn't?)

Rules:
1. Sign up here.
2. Watch for a filtered post from me in which I will solicit your address. Addresses will only be seen by other people who are playing (and therefore will also be giving their addresses).
3. In the next month, make a mix CD for everyone else who signs up. It could be one mix that you send a copy of to everyone, or a CD individualized to each recipient, or a combination of the two approaches. Mail or otherwise deliver the CDs to everyone.
4. All CDs must have a theme. Themes can be based on anything you like. ("Songs with Rickenbacher Guitars", "Songs About Zombies", "Ten Songs I Think Everyone Should Own", "Songs from 1997", "Songs by Girls With Acoustic Guitars", "Songs for Driving Fast To", whatever.) CDs should be somehow labeled with the theme.
5. All the music you send out should be music you personally like.
6. Track listings are very much appreciated.
7. Commentary on the mixes you receive, posted in the LJ, is not bad either. Dicuss!

So, anybody interested in getting in on this? If we have so many people that sending CDs to all of them seems insane, we could also split into smaller groups...
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I have an idea. It's not a world-changing, life-affirming idea, and it's not a testament to the greatness of the human spirit or anything, but it sounded like fun. So I thought I'd put it out there and see if anybody else wants to play.

Announcing [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale's Great LJ MixTape CD Project of 2008:
In which we all make CDs and mail them to people, because, hey, it sounds like fun, and it's sort of kicking it old school in the world of BitTorrent and all that whatnot. (Also, I need more music. Who doesn't?)

Rules:
1. Sign up here.
2. Watch for a filtered post from me in which I will solicit your address. Addresses will only be seen by other people who are playing (and therefore will also be giving their addresses).
3. In the next month, make a mix CD for everyone else who signs up. It could be one mix that you send a copy of to everyone, or a CD individualized to each recipient, or a combination of the two approaches. Mail or otherwise deliver the CDs to everyone.
4. All CDs must have a theme. Themes can be based on anything you like. ("Songs with Rickenbacher Guitars", "Songs About Zombies", "Ten Songs I Think Everyone Should Own", "Songs from 1997", "Songs by Girls With Acoustic Guitars", "Songs for Driving Fast To", whatever.) CDs should be somehow labeled with the theme.
5. All the music you send out should be music you personally like.
6. Track listings are very much appreciated.
7. Commentary on the mixes you receive, posted in the LJ, is not bad either. Dicuss!

So, anybody interested in getting in on this? If we have so many people that sending CDs to all of them seems insane, we could also split into smaller groups...
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (um....what?)
I was listening to this song last night, and I was thinking, there are probably some people out there who haven't heard it, and I should share. Because it's sheer fucking genius. Click it, download it. What you get is the vocal track from Johnny Cash's God's Gonna Cut You Down, overlaid on some Ted Nugent, some Beatles, some Led Zeppelin, and, for good measure, some Beastie Boys. And it Works.

Anyway, just thought I'd pass it along. Johnny Cash fills me with unholy glee anyway*, and this is just so very over the top.

*That's correct. No, I don't know why, either. It probably doesn't bear a whole lot of examination.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I was listening to this song last night, and I was thinking, there are probably some people out there who haven't heard it, and I should share. Because it's sheer fucking genius. Click it, download it. What you get is the vocal track from Johnny Cash's God's Gonna Cut You Down, overlaid on some Ted Nugent, some Beatles, some Led Zeppelin, and, for good measure, some Beastie Boys. And it Works.

Anyway, just thought I'd pass it along. Johnny Cash fills me with unholy glee anyway*, and this is just so very over the top.

*That's correct. No, I don't know why, either. It probably doesn't bear a whole lot of examination.

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