beckyh2112: (Burning Hearts)
( Nov. 16th, 2010 10:40 pm)
The winner is...

Attackfish!


Let me know what you want in the comments, and I will drabble you a thing. <3

Answers behind the cut - I took covers into account but went with the version I have for most of the band-identifying bits )
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beckyh2112: (Iron Man: Whiplash)
( Nov. 15th, 2010 11:22 pm)
I will post the opening lines of thirty songs. You have to guess the title and artist of as many as you can. Whoever gets the most right can claim a drabble off me.

You'll need title and artist (or soundtrack if it's on a soundtrack). Googling the lyrics is cheating. Going through your own music is not cheating. Comments are screened to ensure fairness.

Cut to protect the innocent )
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beckyh2112: (Default)
( Aug. 19th, 2010 02:41 pm)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra! December 9th! New Orleans Arena!
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I finally finished an Ozai music video I've been working on. Another instrumental piece from me, because there's just something I really enjoy about making instrumental music videos.

The music is Pompeii by E.S. Posthumous, and the video is a tribute to Ozai's firebending and the final fight with Aang. So, lots of spoilers for the finale of Avatar: the Last Airbender.

Unfortunately, I can't embed the video because of Viacom complaining about my using their footage.

Herculaneum

I highly suggest watching in High-Quality mode. Mostly because it looks like shit in the lower quality version.
beckyh2112: (Gecko :D)
( Aug. 8th, 2009 02:10 pm)
My Duckon cds came in, my Duckon cds came in! I have more Seanan and more Vixy and Tony music! *dances*
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beckyh2112: (Dresden: Ebay)
( Jun. 13th, 2009 10:31 pm)
I will try to get back and talk about the rest of my trip so far tomorrow. Today, I am covering my day at DucKon because I want to get it all down before I forget and/or get off my squee-high.

For those of you keeping score at home (which would be my parents, Pux, Cyn, and Tai), I am currently staying in Springfield with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] ravynfyre and her dogs. The dogs are very friendly. Exuberantly so, but I'm more comfortable with them than I am with my grandparents' lab. I do not know why.

Today we drove the three hours to DucKon, did a one-day registration, then hit the dealer's room. It was kind of a small dealer's room, but I walked out of it with a gorgeous mauve-coral sarong and a little wooden box. Then I went to catch the tail-end of Jim Butcher's Q&A panel.

Cut for length )
My lovely Luna sent me the song Aviary by Ego Likeness. I am listening to it on obsessive-repeat.

The story shaping in my head is a Fire Nation play, written pre-Conquest but rarely performed due to the requirements of the leading lady to be able to waterbend and several significant other characters needing to be able to firebend. Written pre-Conquest, and now being performed again after Sozin's Comet.

In this scene, the Water Tribe Avatar has gone into the Spirit World (to chase down her stolen lover? to find someone to teach her firebending?) and she has stumbled across a forest full of spirit-birds. Said spirit-birds attack her and cause her much damage, leaving her half-dead.

As the attack goes on, there is a singer sitting in darkness on a high 'branch', singing this song. Then after the verse about the black birds, the light shines on the singer, revealing the dying Firebird. She descends on her own verse and chases away the other spirit-birds. She also seriously gets her sultry on as she gathers up the Avatar.

Whoever designed the Firebird's costume definitely used Ozai's Phoenix King robes as the basis. Except without the dorky helm.

Reference Reference

Of course, the Firebird's robes are ragged and soot-stained to signify that she is dying. Also to show a good amount of skin.

Very stylized production.
beckyh2112: (Apple Cider)
( Apr. 23rd, 2009 02:01 pm)
There is a part of me that thinks doing a smutty Ozai/Ursa songfic to Harvest Fires would be all kinds of awesome.

Then there is another part of me who thinks I'm insane.
1) Red Roses and Dead Things arrived on Thursday. It was on constant repeat all of yesterday. I have been jamming to it on my iPod for most of today.

2) I am going to make cookies this evening.

3) I spent somewhere in the vicinity of twelve hours roleplaying on Unsung Heroes with my Jedi and my ex-Stormtrooper. Kevalis continues to metaphorically pull Adara's pigtails, Adara continues to go "I can rip out your spleen, but I'm not going to", and Aja'katar is laughing at them both. (Meanwhile, Beni is miserable, and Screw is violently protective.)

4) An orangutan at the Audobon Zoo escaping from his enclosure briefly

5) Things are happening on Deadzone!
I'm in love with Seanan McGuire again.

First she seduced me with "Stars Fall Home", which is a wonderful grab-bag of her songs. Then she tossed a bit of flirtation at me when my love was fading to a comfortable love with the test-track of "Wicked Girls". Now she's bent me over the table and made me beg for more with "Red Roses and Dead Things".

This is her horror and mad science-themed cd. Songs vary from quite fun (The Black Death, Oh Michelle) to quite creepy (Dear Gina, Darkness Falls) to knock-you-off-your-feet (You Get the Tickets, What a Woman's For) and everywhere in between.

I am not sure if me liking this CD better than "Stars Fall Home" is because it's new and shiny or because I like all of the songs on this CD, whereas there's one on "Stars Fall Home" I regularly skip over. They are both singularly excellent CDs, however, and definitely something to purchase.

My boyfriend brings me... dead things.
I don't mean roadkill. He's not crude.
I mean reanimated... corpses,
Their patches surgically glued.

- "Courting Gifts", Red Roses and Dead Things
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beckyh2112: (Heart Coffee)
( Oct. 1st, 2008 08:51 pm)
Seanan McGuire's new cd, Red Roses and Dead Things, is available for pre-order! You may recall her from "Evil Laugh" (Firefly filk) and "Follow Me Down" (wheel of the seasons), and me chattering about her incessantly when I first got her previous cd (if you listen to me on IM).

I note that this CD has a Narbonic filk and a School House Rock-style of teaching song about the Black Death.
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beckyh2112: (Ballet: With Laptop)
( Aug. 29th, 2008 12:43 pm)
If I have a specific mood I'm struggling to capture, I try to find a song that fits that mood then I put it on incessant repeat until the scene is finished. Of course, sometimes this means I have to assault Puck, Ravyn, or Luna for music suggestions first. That's becoming less needful these days, though.

Otherwise, if I feel the need for music, I just put my collection on shuffle and low-volume so it doesn't distract me too much.

How do you guys mix writing and music?
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beckyh2112: (Passion Has Red Lips)
( Feb. 21st, 2008 09:46 pm)
Evangeline by Mission UK

This song inspires an awful lot of my Motormaster/Silverbolt prompts on Springkink, as well as quite a few others. Glorious, glorious dominatrix song.
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Comment with the name of one of my fics. I'll give you three songs I think should wind up on the soundtrack to that story. Then post this meme in your journal and send music to the people who comment to you.
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beckyh2112: (Default)
( Aug. 18th, 2007 06:22 am)
*goes through her music*

Where the frag is my Moulin Rouge soundtrack? I need "Sparkling Diamonds", darnit!
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beckyh2112: (Default)
( Mar. 23rd, 2007 04:46 pm)
"Ballad of Big" is giving me interesting mental images of Motormaster as a cowboy.

Of course, I still have that mental image of Blitzwing that "The Scotsman" triggered. As usual, my brain is a strange and bizarre place.
beckyh2112: (Default)
( Mar. 22nd, 2007 11:08 pm)
Doing a music meme. iTunes on shuffle, posting the first line of the first 30 songs, and it's up to you to guess the title and artist.

Music )

My iTunes seems to be going for the stuff I don't listen to much. Interesting.
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( Mar. 15th, 2007 03:10 pm)
Reasons Why My Boss is Made of Awesome:
- He had his copy of "Master of Reality" (Black Sabbath's third cd) on-hand and let me borrow it during his lunch break. I happily ripped myself a copy.
- We spent most of my shift today discussing music, mostly metal and punk. Then we wandered off into art and the kind of art Nyssa's painter boyfriend liked, which was also fun. ^__^
- He recommended several different bands to us, and since he's big on obscure 60s and 70s bands, this should be an interesting musical experience.
- He pointed me at a good review site for punk, metal, and random other stuff - Satan Stole My Teddybear.
- He has ordered himself a copy of Sleep's Jerusalem, which is about fifty minutes of stoner metal praising Jesus and pot. He says he'll either love or he'll hate it, but he wants to see how it sounds and what kind of synergy it has with Black Sabbath's "Master of Reality".
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beckyh2112: (Jacob Carter)
( Jan. 29th, 2007 12:32 am)
I need more U2 like the Junk Day remix of "Dirty Day".
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One of my Dad's Christmas presents arrived, so I gave it to him early so we could unwrap it and put it in the CD player. Micheal Longcor is so much love.

I first head this song at the 2005 Dragon*Con, where Longcor described it as the bloodiest song he'd ever heard.

Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest
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