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Check this out.  Yesterday's Britain's Got Talent episode, I believe.  Or very recently.  I don't keep track.  It's a woman singing I Dreamed a Dream from Les Mis.

The video won't let me embed.  But click the link.  It's a seven minute video, and the song starts a couple minutes in if you want to skip to that.  I suggest you don't.  Watch the whole thing.  I teared up.

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I thought it was due time to embed one of my favorite youtube videos ever. One of my favorite songs ever too.



I dunno. I've just been in a mood for this song today.
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I've been trying to figure out whether I should post this or not because while I think it's awesome, it's also pretty awful. The song's not bad, and the video itself is pretty good as far as music vids go, but iff anyone else can figure out what the hell's going on in, tell me. It's absolutely bizarre.

But hey, random exploding things. Yay!

ETA: To the ASOIAF fans, Chris Dane Owens for Rhaegar. You know it.

Behind the cut because the vid is rather massive. )

Anyhow, I went to visit my politics professor for my grade on the last essay, which basically counted as my final exam. Yeah. I have an A in that class. One down. Four more to go.

More exam ramblings. )
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I felt like giving you all a Drew Sarich vid.  No reason.  As far as I'm concerned, I don't need a reason to spread the Drew love.

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Yeah, so the name Bereczki Zoltán doesn't mean anything to you all, but for those of you that I've forced to watch the Hungarian RetJ, this guy should look pretty damn familiar.

Seriously, I might've been the only person in the world that liked most of the music 90s boy bands churned out. Naturally, I am in love with this guy. There's also a vid of him singing Billie Jean (which is one of my favorite songs of, like, all time, so). Then again, this vid was apparently from 2002 or something, so it was nearly the 90s anyway. For those of you that aren't so fond of that particular era of music, I have no clue what this song is or where it's from, but it's great.



eta: Here's Zoltan again with Billie Jean, because I think it's agreed between me and Laura that it is made of pure win.

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I just found this today. This is the opening of the Daily Show from Sept 11, 2001. Didn't try very hard, but I couldn't find the episode in its entirety, but this is good enough, I think.  The last minute is beautiful.



ETA: While I'm embedding videos, watch this one if you haven't already:
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Yeah.  That's Anson Hu, singing the intro theme to some Chinese TV show with girly Asian men boys.  Personally, I think it's a really boring song, but his voice is nice, as always.  I believe he has a fourth CD out now, or he ought to.  It's been a few years, and his popularity's shot through the roof.  ...Not that he really had any competition for decent singers in China/Taiwan.

So I spent a ton of money when I went shopping.  Got a few winter things that were on clearance, as well as generic layerables.  Also got a good number of generic clunky bracelets.  Got a clutch purse and a canvas tote, two things that were actually on my shopping list.  Would you believe I still don't have a pair of rainboots?  Yeah, I know.  The only pair I've ever liked was out of stock for my size.  Well, there's also the COACH pair that was in relative good taste, but my feet would be two COACH billboards, so eh.
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A question for you all: What is the saddest song you've ever heard?

This is rather tricky to blog since I can't actually see videos myself until there's open internet hours.  Hopefully this worked though.  I'll check in two hours.

My picks:

Ragtime - Your Daddy's Son (which sounds much more emotional live)




Bruce Springsteen - The River


I rather like the versions from when he was younger, but that one's definitely the most... beaten down.

Dude

Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:18 pm
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I has Sweeney Todd soundtrack.

ETA:  With my headset on, Johnny Depp's voice just sounds worse and worse... Oh, never bad, because it's not bad, it's just less and less good, and I originally thought it was only good enough to keep people from noticing it was only just good enough.  "My Friends" is his best song, I think.  There's a lot of emotion in his performance.  Basically, any song that was more acting than singing sounded awesome.  Epiphany was good, but his voice wasn't enough to really pull it off.  The fact that Bonham Carter lends a hand in the second half of the song helps a lot too.  She really rocked as Ms. Lovett.

Pirelli's Miracle Elixir just replaced my Willy Wonka The Amazing Chocolatier as the stupid song on my playlist.
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So I listened to Time's Scar with the volume way up and my good headset.  There are no words to describe my undying love for this man.  I know you all like Yuki Hajiura, but seriously, taking her up over Yasunori Mitsuda was the dumbest thing Konami could've ever done.

I mean, why aren't there any damn orchestra concerts of his music, huh?  Nobuo Uematsu is nothing compared to Yasunori Mitsuda.  Nothing.

...Though I admit the version of Liberi Fatali in 20020220 is stunning.  Truly.  Check it out.

ETA: Totally random comment, but while I was impressed by the silent speaker's game in the first mafia slow game, I am really impressed at how he's doing in the current one.  Like, dude, I want his style.

Guitar

Dec. 4th, 2007 10:21 pm
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My music teacher recommends this one.  And I said just go buy it and charge it to my account, save me the trouble.  Looks like a good enough deal to me.  Not that I'd know the difference.

Jerzy Jung

Sep. 15th, 2007 12:09 pm
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Jerzy Jung was a teacher at Purnell last year (I know she taught Yearbook, dunno what else).  She left the school to, well, start singing.

She currently reigns supreme as my favorite singer ever.  Since yesterday, when she visited us and sung us a new song.  It's, like, my current favorite song.  And I'm pretty sure I'll never hear it again, which means... well, that sucks.
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Check it out.

So normally Disney songs sound exactly the same in every damn language out there.  It's like they cloned all the singers and taught them different languages or something.  Not so here.

I hesitate to say the English version guy's got a high-pitched voice, because it's not really high.  Well, okay, it is.  It still sounds similar to the other languages, but always a bit deeper (for those that didn't bother going into head voice) or a bit more nasal (for those that did).  Check out the other songs too.  There's one of that song from Prince of Egypt and it's absolutely uncanny.  For most of the songs, if I zone out, I don't even notice it's not English.

ETA: Jackie Chan is Shang in the Mandarin version.

300

Aug. 4th, 2007 05:54 pm
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300 isn't as good the second time around.  Still just as beautiful, but what was awesome and badass in theatres can be a good bit lamer on my computer screen.  Notably, the queen really annoys me.  For one thing, I remembered her actress being decent to good.  Well, let me tell you, she sounds like she's reading off the script.  It's really annoying.  Doesn't help that her entire sideplot feels tacked on and dull.  And it is tacked on, she's barely in the comic.

Otherwise, I love pretty much everyone.  I mean, if you really want to know who my favorite character is... well, the one that dies?  The one without pants.  (Probably the blonde guy, the gay one with the "Then we will fight in the shade" line.  Tough call though.  I'm fond of the captain's son as well, which is mostly due to the acting I think.  He's got this really lovable aura of... I dunno, boyishness.  It's cute.  I liked his father as well.  Leonidus rocks too.  Leonidus is made of rock.)

I'm sure no one wants to know, but Xerxes has an armless little boy in his harem.  It is frightening.  And also, Xerxes is a beautiful man.  He is also very flamboyant with a flair for melodrama.  I'd say he's rather gay, but I can't say flamboyancy and melodrama are gay qualities really.  It's more of a common theme in comic book villains.

Dude, if I ever go to a con, I am so cosplaying Xerxes.
  Sorry, that moment of insanity passed.

There's a question that begs to be asked.  The soundtrack's got to be out.  So why do I not have the soundtrack yet?  This is being remedied now.

I cleared out my mp3 player and refilled it.  I didn't know how little space 4gb really was until now.

Music

Jul. 23rd, 2007 07:18 pm
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So I finally found my Rune of Punishment mp3.  You know, the piano + violin piece played during the Suikoden IV credits.  Pretty much the only good thing about Suikoden IV.  Fucking beautiful piece of work.  I put it in some dismally labeled folder in My Music.  Lame, I know.  I also dug out Summer Overture from Requiem for a Dream and that's a gorgeous piece of work as well.

In fact, I can't believe it's taken so long for me to get off my ass and torrent the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack.  It's one I'll probably buy as well.  Didn't spot a torrent for the remix soundtrack, so I'll probably buy it for myself someday.  Opinion forthcoming.

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