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Sep. 23rd, 2011

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Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?

Just about any lyrics NOT from "We Built This City." Good Lord.

Too tired to elaborate on the question any further. We all know it would take too long and be split into various sections and artists anyway.

But one specific lyric that comes to mind is from Patrick Wolf's "Lycanthropy": "Let no foot mark your ground, let no hand hold you down."

Oct. 9th, 2010

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Writer's Block: Whatever gets you thru the night

What is your favorite John Lennon song, and why?

That's a tough one. And it would be pretty tough no matter who you ask me that about, but with John it's particularly hard. Though "Whatever gets you thru the night" is a really good one, lol. And why wouldn't it be? It's John and Elton John, which is just a disgusting amount of talent on just one song.

So, Beatle-wise, my favorite all-time Beatles song is "I'll be back", which John sings lead, but given that with their early work it's hard to tell or know whether it was John, Paul or both who wrote it, I can't really count that. But of the ones that I know John wrote, "I am the walrus" has the most special meaning for me (weird though that sounds), though I probably love "Hey Bulldog" and "Dear Prudence" the most. "Prudence" especially is probably one of the happiest and most joyful songs ever. I seriously cannot make it through it on Rock Band on vocals because I get choked up and racked with chills.

Solo-wise, I used to say "#9 Dream", but I don't think that's the case anymore. I've recently grown to have insane love for "Gimme Some Truth" and "How Do You Sleep?", and "Working Class Hero" is so powerful and I love "Instant Karma". But if I had to pick one, it would probably be "Watching the Wheels". It's just beautiful and clever and I love it, relate to it a bit, even if it's about his semi-retirement, heh.

I confess I'm a bit shocked how emotional making this entry has made me. It's an odd mix of happiness, sadness and graditude. And though I know it seems crazy to feel that for someone who was gone before I was even born, I know I'm not alone in it. I just know that my life and my world would be very different if not for him and his music.

In other things, between school, work, and my 101 I've been pretty absent and I'm sorry about that. I'm trying to squeeze in more LJ time, but it's gonna be impossible until the end of the coming week. But I will catch up and comment/reply as soon as I can.

Sep. 21st, 2010

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Writer's Block: Let me entertain you

Who is your personal choice for greatest singer of all time, and why?

Why is this even a question?

FREDDIE MERCURY, BITCHES! Fucking duh. There's no debate. He is and will probably forever be The Greatest Frontman of All Time. He is the standard that all frontmen/women and performers should shoot for, even if few will ever come close.

Runners up for me would have to be Annie Lennox (Sidenote: Surprise Hugh Laurie and John Malkovich! Fancy that.) and Seal. They both have such amazing, unique, soulful voices. Also, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode and Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, who have quite possibly the sexiest voices ever on any human beings. Alex, especially, good Lord! But this isn't about that, that's for another day.

Anyway! Another runner up that I just have to include is dear Macca. Seriously, Paul McCartney has some pretty insane chops and range of styles, as evidenced by this crazy ten minute long video. Or if you don't have that much time, the ultimate example of his amazingness, "Oh! Darling". Though I would be remiss if I didn't mention John Lennon and George Harrison as well, especially when the three of them sang in three part harmony. You just can't compete with beauty like this:

Alright, I think I should stop now and attempt to do homework, so that I can do some non-schoolwork things tomorrow. Heh.