dramaturgy: ([Fringe] Strawberry Death.)
Tennessee was fun. I'm glad I got to go with [livejournal.com profile] thinkatory and meet [livejournal.com profile] raven22 (again) and [livejournal.com profile] illegal_midget (for the first time!). Court is easily one of the most hilarious people I know and that is so much better in person. Especially when there is Skins and moonshine to be had. Despite our missed connection on the way back and therefore getting back to Milwaukee a little later than expected, it was a good trip with relatively few problems.

Oh my lord last day of the music meme! Hurrah! I suck at this, this should have been over a week ago. I don't know if I'm going to do another one right away again. There's a SPN one making the rounds, and a Harry Potter one, as well as a general TV and a Shakespeare one. Any opinion, flisties?

The main thing is that I have assignments on my syllabus and am going to send in my textbook requisition form today. \o/ Yay. So here's the last meme.

Day 30 - Your favourite song at this time last year
This time last year I was... well, in much the same state as I am now, although last year when I was freaking out it was over grad school and mostly where was I going to live while I was there. Now I am freaking out about whether or not I'm going to be an effective teacher.

Anyway. I got really into the band Trading Yesterday and their CD "More Than This" because someone had made a Castiel fanvid out of this song, and I heard it so hard. Like the couple times I have managed to actually RP Cas with someone besides Kitty, it has been journal titles material. The fanvid sadly no longer seems to be available, but you can listen to this awesome song, called "Revolution":



That's really all I have to say about that.

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dramaturgy: ([DH] Thank you. <3)
Day 28 - A song that makes you feel guilty



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dramaturgy: ([Buffy] Working hard.)
I am so bad at this 30 day meme thing. I thought it would get me posting in my journal while I was doing nothing but so far all it's been is a bombardment of music and well. I've failed at that completely.

I have no idea how far behind I am, so I'm going to just do two and call it a day. I have a lot to do before I go to TN.

Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument

I thought I was going to be clever and make a video of myself playing something on the flute. Which I actually managed to do, but then YouTube wouldn't upload it, which just shows what YouTube knows. I tried uploading but no dice. The internet just is trying to protect you guys, and why not. I've played the flute since I was eleven but not much in the last few years. Key changes tripped me up a bit and you can see me shake my head at myself. XD

Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play

I've always wanted to play the violin. But on the other hand, I would have settled for being able to play stuff like this on the instrument that I DO know how to play.



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dramaturgy: ([Celebs] Blake Bashoff. <3)
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh

I can't even think about this song without giggling about it. Especially now that when I think of it I apply it to Dumbledore.



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dramaturgy: ([TLU] Cards.)
I've started reading the textbook (two to three weeks after I should have? Yes, why do you ask?) and I'm on chapter four. I might have to teach the chapters out of order, but when you wait until chapter eleven to give a historical overview, you leave me no choice to at least consider it.

I need a tag for adventures in teaching. Any witty suggestions? I'm fresh out at the moment.

Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral



It's depressing to think about, but should I step off a street corner and get hit by a bus, I'm holding all of you responsible for pointing my parents or whoever's planning the funeral towards this post.

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dramaturgy: Celebs - David Tennant in Hamlet. ([Misc] Blah.)
God I suck at this 30 day meme thing.

Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy

In action I liked the boys' mashup better and I really think that it fits better with the themes of what is going on with the show at that time. But I really like to listen to the girls'. I think all the flying hair was distracting me.



Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you’re sad

Over, and over, and over, and over...



Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

I really love this version. I can listen to it 204875 times and I never get sick of it.



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dramaturgy: ([HP] I can make them hurt if I want to)
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Sometimes when I'm pissed off, I either want to revel in how pissed off I am, or I want to forget about it.



I find myself listening to that one a lot when I want to revel. And I delve into my boots when I want to just forget it (more often than not) and I usually start here for two reasons: 1. Aaron Tveit, and 2. delicious counterpoint.



brb going to get lost in Aaron Tveit.

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I have been watching Bones for basically two days. It was on my list to watch anyway, but my sister bought seasons one and two at Wal-Mart on Friday night. So now I'm hooked and by this time next week I will probably be caught up on all five seasons and have one more hour of TV to watch this year.

Day 19 - A song from your favourite album
I'm a CD skipping girl. I will skip songs on a CD that I don't like as much, even musicals (unless I'm listening to it for the first few times) but there are some CDs that are so awesome I can listen to the whole thing. One of these is The Decemberists' "The Hazards of Love."



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dramaturgy: ([tos] Nine people's favorite thing.)
Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio

So I am a sucker for a good choral arrangement of... anything, really, and sometimes I've had a song in choir that I love. Obviously, you never hear these on the radio, and it's kind of sad because it's amazing music and the only way people are ever going to hear it is if they hear a choir do it. So I want to share this song with you all right now. The mixed choir at Coe did this for Homecoming I think my junior year? Anyway. It was beautiful and I found this beautiful version of it on YouTube. Thank god for YouTube, you can find anything.



Here are the lyrics, since they're in Spanish:

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That's a really rough translation I found online, but I think you kind of get the point. The music is by Alberto Favero and the lyrics are a poem by Mario Benedetti. If you're interested, google. I'm not a teacher yet.

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dramaturgy: ([Buffy] I has a gun.)
It's only ten after one! Why does this day suck already? Usually it takes until three.

Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate



Once in a blue moon I can listen to this song but seriously. Anyone who ever auditions for me with this song better be very, very good to get me to listen.

Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio

Okay, I don't usually listen to the radio. If I'm in the car I usually plug in my iPod but occasionally I have to listen to the radio and generally I look for some kind of Top 40/Oldies and contemporary mixed station. And it seems like every time I find one they play this song.



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dramaturgy: ([Misc] I am never going to work again)
I have been trying to get an exam copy of the textbook I'm supposed to be teaching. Yes, I went ahead and bought a regular copy 'cause I didn't know what else to do, but then I had a thought, since I am an anxiety-riddled twentysomething who is not happy unless she has something to hyperventilate about (as though my discovered money troubles of yesterday weren't enough): what if there is stuff I NEED in the exam copy? So I tried again to order the book, except their website has a malfunction. It won't let me list my appropriate department at SB. So I decided to contact support which, it turns out, I CAN'T DO because every time it fails to connect.

ARGH.

I'm pretty lucky, because as far as the money thing goes, I have a family that's not going to let me founder into crippling penury. I said I wanted to be a dramaturg and they said, "Awesome! I have no idea what that is, but go for it!" And I said, "Neither do I! But I guess we'll find out!" Fuck this. I give up. You win, life.

Day 15 - A song that describes you

Some days I'm like this:



And some days I'm like this:



Today I think I'm more like this:



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dramaturgy: ([Glee] Kurt gone Gaga.)
Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure

What the frakking hell.



Come on. You all like a power ballad as much as I do, you just won't admit it on the internet.

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dramaturgy: ([Fringe] Olivia.)
Day 12 - A song from a band you hate

This is hard, okay. Because first I had to think of a band that I hated, and that's not something I can just go look in my iTunes for because... well, I don't have any bands that I hate in my iTunes. So I settled on Casting Crowns.



Truthfully, I don't really hate them, per se. And I generally like religious music, even if there are probably about ten songs that everyone seems to record over and over. When I first heard of them, I had a few songs of theirs that I was giving a try, and one of them was What If His People Prayed. I got to this verse:

And what would happen if we prayed
For those raised up to lead the way
Then maybe kids in school could pray
And unborn children see light of day


And I had to go WAIT. WAIT. STOP. It just totally rubs me the wrong way and leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. It's more politics than I like in my spiritual music. Other bands -- Switchfoot, Paul Coleman Trio (no longer a band, but still one of my favorites), Relient K, Sanctus Real -- are not so intent on imposing politics. Which is their right, they can write and sing whatever they want to. It is also my right to not listen to them, go to their concerts, and buy their merchandise.

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dramaturgy: ([AI] Sieg heil to the president gasman.)
I have been watching Battlestar Galactica for basically two days, but I don't much care. I will probably get out a little tonight because my grandmother IM'd me all "Let's do something tonight!" It's probably a good thing, because I'll have someone beside the cats to freak out at.

My textbook came and I can't make myself look at it, let alone read it. Jesus guys, I have a class to plan.

Day 11 - A song from your favourite band

I have a lot of favorite bands. Damn.





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dramaturgy: ([Glee] Walk walk fashion baby.)
First things first: Emmy nominations!

Second things second: I have a new layout for the first time in like... two years. It's not super fancy or anything and I will probably continue to tweak a little -- I started feeling sick last night and that put a stop to my fun -- but it is Doctor Whoish, which is fun. [livejournal.com profile] dramaturgy

Third things third: meme.

Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep

This song has been on my Sleepytime playlist for ages. I don't know if I'll ever take it off.



The miniseries in general is wonderful, but it has a beautiful soundtrack. Everyone should check out the miniseries. I like the old movie, but this is much closer to the book and original story. Not to mention the cast is stellar, even Keira Knightly. Hans Matheson is one of my favorite actors ever, Sam Neill is creepy but wonderful, and before I saw this I didn't even know that Kris Marshall could actually act. BUT HE CAN!
dramaturgy: ([Misc] Blame Mark Ronson.)
I skipped yesterday. Sorry. I'm sure you were all waiting with bated (baited? Neither makes all that much sense, wtf English language) breath, but sorry. Not entering the Dark and Twisty Place is more important.

Day 09 - A song that you can dance to

I'm not ashamed to admit that I can and regularly do dance to this song.



Whatever, ignore the Kanye intro. That part's not on the CD.

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dramaturgy: ([SA] MBN.)
My family left this morning for a ten day trip to the boundary waters in Minnesota. Ten days with just me and the cats. Oi.

Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to

So I guess it's not a surprise to anyone that my brain holds a lot of things, including multiple librettos to musicals. But this song I was singing and had memorized almost before I could sing anything else, on account of my mother listening to Les Miz a lot.



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dramaturgy: ([SPN] The end is nigh.)
Well today was a national holiday -- nay, THE national holiday, and I spent it alone. Like I probably will next year. I'm fucking depressing myself.

Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event

I just remember when I was a senior and I made the last minute decision to go to prom and damn it doesn't matter, but my friend had been talking about a campaign to get them to play this song at prom, by one of our favorite bands Relient K. This was... well it was back when I knew them primarily as Christian artists, but they'd started to take the turn towards mainstream. Anyway. This song reminds me of the prom that wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.



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dramaturgy: ([L&O UK] Mattie.)
Look at my Jamie Bamber icon, isn't he cuuuuuute? ♥

I haven't been saying anything because really, there isn't much worth talking about. My family is going to the boundary waters in Minnesota again for ten days at which time I will be alone in the house. I plan on commandeering my brothers Xbox and maybe using it to watch Classic Who I've been downloading, or maybe play video games for the first time in -- eek. I think I was in HIGH SCHOOL the last time I actually played a video game seriously.

Anyway.

Day 06 - A song that reminds you of somewhere

Maybe not my best choice, but:



I was walking along 34th Street in Manhattan this past winter, just before Christmas, and looking at the displays in Macy's windows. It was cold but it wasn't windy so it wasn't like HOLY SHIT BRR GET TO PENN NOW. It was just nice and wintery and Christmasy and I loved standing on the corner of 34th and 6th in that moment.

Anyway, that is the song that reminds me of someplace.

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dramaturgy: ([Mentalist] Princess.)
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone



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