In my mission to enrich everyone's lives with really good music, I'm here again to share with you some of the most wholesome tunes that have been rocking my world lately.

First of all, for those of you who weren't already aware, Hanson's new album "The Walk" was released July 24, 2007 in North America. Of course, the Japanese have had it since February 21st... Whatever, Japan. And, to Hanson, I have another message: Nani?!? >:O

Anyway, the album is awesome. Hanson seems to be the only band around who can pick up new music trends and not completely lose their focus. Bands that go the route of SUCKING make me want to saw off my ears, so I'm thankful to Hanson for not being one of those bands, because I like my ears. I've loved them since I was about twelve years old and they've never (really) let me down. (There was that incident with Taylor marrying a fangirl... >_> We let that one slide. Especially now that he has cute babies).

Here's my banter about other things I really like about Hanson's new album, other than it being awesome: BANTERCollapse )

Now, the music:

Hanson : The Walk
download the full album (+bonus tracks): here. (65.2 MB, RAR file, mediafire)
mirror: here (sendspace)

1. Intro (Ngi Ne Themba)
2. Great Divide
3. Been There Before
4. Georgia
5. Watch Over Me
6. Running Man
7. Go
8. Fire On The Mountain
9. One More
10. Blue Sky
11. Tearing It Down
12. Something Going Round
13. Your Illusion
14. The Walk
North America bonus tracks:
15. Got A Hold On Me (Live Acoustic)
16. I've Been Down (Live Acoustic)
17. Something Going Round (Live Acoustic)
Japan bonus tracks:
18. In A Way
19. I Am

Excusing what I said about the Japan release of "The Walk" (see above), I've really been on a Japanese music kick lately. So, I decided you needed some Hyde (lead singer of the band L'Arc~en~Ciel) and, specifically, his album "Roentgen" which I love. Also, you are special for I am giving you both the regular and limited release in one (something lovely for all of you Japanese/English bilinguals out there). ps. Hyde + falsetto = fried gold.

download the whole set: here. (98.6 MB, RAR file, mediafire)
mirror: here (sendspace)

1. Unexpected
2. White Song
3. White Song (English)
4. Evergreen
5. Evergreen (English)
6. Evergreen (English Ensemble)
7. Oasis
8. Oasis (English)
9. A Drop Of Colour
10. Shallow Sleep
11. Shallow Sleep (English)
12. Shallow Sleep (English Ensemble)
13. New Days Dawn
14. Angel's Tale
15. Angel's Tale (English)
16. Angel's Tale (English Ensemble)
17. The Cape of Storms
18. Secret Letters
19. Secret Letters (English)

[ps. If you don't download any of the other ones, get "Shallow Sleep" and "Secret Letters." Also, all of the English Ensembles are really good.]

And since we're on the subject of awesome Japanese music, I have to include some Utada Hikaru:

Utada Hikaru
Final Distance
Distance (M-flo Remix)
Hikari [Kingdom Heart's I Theme]
Hikari (Bilingual Mix)
Simple and Clean [English Kingdom Heart's I Theme]
Simple and Clean (Influence Mix)
Passion During the Battle [Kingdom Heart's II Theme]
Passion After the Battle
Passion (Drive Aura Mix)
Sanctuary [English Kingdom Heart's II Theme]
You Make Me Want to Be A Man (Bloodshy and Avant Mix)
Devil Inside (Scum Frog Vocal Mix)

What the heck, have a Format song too:
The Format - At The Wake

Considering how much money I just saved you in CDs (or iTunes Store, if you go that route), you probably won't mind dedicating a couple years of your life to me as my slave. ... No? Damn, that plan failed.

[Please let me know if you have trouble with any of the links and I will do my best to fix them.]

Sometimes It's A Sad Song

The other day, as a part of its daily highlights, decided to give a list of the 25 saddest songs in the whole world. I hope you're laughing right now like I did when I read the headline. Obviously the songs were all in English, so let's be real here: 25 Saddest Songs in the US and Britain. For real. Also, they were in no way the saddest songs. The only one I remotely agreed with was "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley. The other ones were obviously chosen for one of two reasons: 1) they represented a genre of music other than pop/rock, or 2) they were about the death of a child (& if someone had written about the death of a puppy, that would've been in there). These characteristics alone can't make a song sad. Shouldn't "sadness" also have something to do with the mere construction of the music and lyrics? I beg to offer another list. While it may not be exclusive, it's sure a heck of a lot of sadder (more sad?) than AOL's lame attempt. Plus I offer more music. Lo sabes.

I give you:

The 45 Saddest Songs I OwnCollapse )

All links are yousendit files. This list is intended to be in order from least to most sad (45 being least, 1 being most), but I'm not the sadness expert (well, if you've been reading my LJ lately, you might disagree). Feel free to download any and all of it and decide for yourself.
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And that was our "Lost" fiasco of the night. However, it was on the whole, a very happy and enjoyable episode. It lacked in the Cholie. But Emily said there was just enough. (Which means there wasn't enough). *winks at Emily* There isn't "enough" until Emily says there was "too much." XDD

In my case anyway.

Time to post a random Napoleon Dynamite quiz! La dee doo!

You are Napoleon Dyanamite and a buttload of gangs
are trying to recruit you.

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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Nyar-har. Flippin' SWEET!
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Welcome to Breaktown for the first time...

That said, my monologue went really well. Unfortunately Franklin and I bombed our scene. might say, "cut" it...on the spot. So, you know. We'll be getting some notes from Lee on that later. The moral of the story? Don't practice only your monologue when you have a monologue and a scene to do.

In other news, I made a new icon. lainy122 was kind enough to find this comic for me and now I'm taking advantage of it to make myself look cooler. *slips on...a-the shades*

And now onto sports:

I'm savoring this day and I'll tell you why, Joe. -Gabe. (Hey, when you can use the same quote twice in the same...matter of days, it's a keeper.) "Lost" is going to be on tonight. I'm on a count-down schedule, really. How many episodes til the six-week break? Why don't we ask Mr. Owl...

Me: Mr. Owl, how many "Lost"s does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop beginning of the six-week Lost-famine?
Mr. Owl: *takes "Lost" on a lollipop stick* Let's a-find out. A-One. A-two. ...A-tharee. *hands back the shattered remains of "Lost"* A-tharee.

Needless to say, I wept my fair share over a luncheon of roasted owl this afternoon, but I'll be smiling again at 8:00 tonight as I eat up all of the "Lost" I can before the famine sets in. (The Owl might tide me over too).

Now for weather...

No really. It's sunny out. Which is nice, but I forget that it's also freezing until I traipse merrily out into the open air and go into sudden convulsive shock, hitting the sheet of ice which is the air and rebounding back inside the building. Just to let you all know: I'm okay. (Perhaps not physically, but I'm eating chocolate at the moment, so I can't tell).

Thought I might also add that I want a pygmy goat as a pet. And a giant beaver. Because, I mean, come ON. A giant beaver would be so frickin' AWESOME! :D

The Giant BeaverCollapse )

But, don't worry, I'd carry my pygmy goat, Pops, with me on the Moa so he wouldn't get left behind or trampled. The beaver could run alongside. And probably eat my bird. Whose name would be Swifty. The beaver's name would be Taylor Hanson.

...the beavernator!!
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Listens to Pinebark!!

Stolen from athousanderrors:

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Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.
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o__ô *weirded out*

My new life's motto is: "No."

What's up with a six-week "Lost" break? Didn't we just have a two-week-too-long break? I mean... if they're trying to prove that I'll keep coming back to them after six weeks of abuse, then they're... absolutely right. u_u *rattles the chains which bind her to Lost*

On a lighter note...

Who wants to see Cholie and Claire kiss? *raises hand*
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