• who could ever say you're not simply wonderful?

    21 Ene 2008, 10:30

    I was driving to my friend Eric's tonight to hang out, and I had my Tori mix CD on. I had put Merman on it, but I haven't really listened to it much - a couple times.

    So there I am, driving on the freeway in the middle of the fog, when Merman comes on. And I don't know, maybe it was just the mood or the chord or something, but when Tori sang the line that is my entry title ("who could ever say you're not simply wonderful?"), I just burst out in tears. And every time the song ended, I put it back on, and every time it made me cry harder. It's just so unbelievably gorgeous... I'm crying as I speak, just thinking about it.

    God I'm a wuss.
  • This is my, potential breaaaaakup song

    13 Sep 2007, 6:09

    omg, Potential Breakup Song by Aly & AJ is seriously such a guilty pleasure for me. It's like, I know I shouldn't be listening to it so much but it's hella catchy. I wonder if the rest of Insomniatic is this good... I may have to investigate.
  • meme time, bitches!

    9 Abr 2007, 10:17

    I stoled this from Greg, tbh.

    Go to your iTunes, sort songs alphabetically. Pick your favorite song for each letter.

    # - 1963 - New Order
    A - All She Wants Is - Duran Duran
    B - Bella Donna - Stevie Nicks
    C - Catalyst - Anna Nalick
    D - Domino Dancing - Pet Shop Boys
    E - Electric Youth - Debbie Gibson
    F - Fallen Angel - Duran Duran
    G - Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
    H - Halo - Depeche Mode
    I - If Anyone Falls - Stevie Nicks
    J - Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans) - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
    K - Keep Me In The Dark - Arcadia
    L - The Landscape Is Changing - Depeche Mode
    M - Mr. Disco - New Order
    N - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth - Martin L. Gore
    O - Only You - Yazoo
    P - Promised You a Miracle - Simple Minds
    Q - A Question of Lust - Depeche Mode
    R - Route 66 - Depeche Mode
    S - Shake the Disease - Depeche Mode
    T - Taking Islands In Africa - Japan
    U - Union of the Snake - Duran Duran
    V - Viva Forever - Spice Girls
    W - Woman In Chains - Tears for Fears
    X - None
    Y - You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac
    Z - Zero as a Limit - Human League
  • Some random top 10 meme I stole from someone

    9 Nov 2006, 7:30

    I don't remember who though.

    For each artist in your top 10 artists, name
    - your favorite song
    - your favorite album
    - your favorite lyrics
    - how you got started listening to them
    - last played

    1.) Depeche Mode
    - Favorite Song: Shake the Disease
    - Favorite Album: tie between Construction Time Again and Black Celebration
    - Favorite Lyrics: They change from time to time. Right now it'd have to be "You can't change the world, but you can change the facts/When you change the facts, you change points of view/When you change points of view, you may change a hope/And when you change a hope, you may change the world" from New Dress
    - How you got started listening to them: It's a long, sordid story but I'll give you the condensed version. I had been into them for a while, and started gradually listening to them more as my 80s thing got bigger. Then I heard Everything Counts one day on VH1 Classic and bought The Singles 81-85, and the rest is history.
    - Last Played: Told You So

    2.) New Order
    - Favorite Song: Bizarre Love Triangle
    - Favorite Album: Uh, that's a hard one. Probably Low-Life.
    - Favorite Lyrics:" The sign that leads the way/The path we can not take/You've caught me at a bad time/So why don't you piss off", from Your Silent Face.
    - How you got started listening to them: Kind of a similar story to DM, actually. I'd been into a couple of their tracks here and there for a while, then my friend Katie sent me Movement and it kinda sparked my interest. I went and bought Singles the next day, which was the final push into fandom.
    - Last Played: Touched by the Hand of God

    3.) Pet Shop Boys
    - Favorite Song: West End Girls
    - Favorite Album: Actually
    - Favorite Lyrics: "Our gain is your loss/That's the price you pay/I heard it in the House of Commons/everything's for sale" from Shopping
    - How you got started listening to them: I'd always loved West End Girls, but never really took the time to listen to their other stuff. As I delved deeper into my (still-brewing) synthpop obsession, I finally took it upon myself to grab the album Please. And that was pretty much it.
    - Last Played: Two Divided By Zero

    4.) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    - Favorite Song: So In Love
    - Favorite Album: Dazzle Ships
    - Favorite Lyrics: "You were so in awe of me/You were so divine/You would do just anything/To still be mine", from So In Love
    - How you got started listening to them: Much like PSB, OMD are pretty much a newer obsession that I've recently gotten into during my synthpop phase. One day I randomly bought their first album, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, and I ended up loving it. I got The OMD Singles not long after, and hence I became a fan.
    - Last Played: Talking Loud and Clear

    5.) Martin L. Gore
    - Favorite Song: I Cast a Lonesome Shadow
    - Favorite Album: lol, well actually I love both Counterfeit and Counterfeit² equally since they're Martin's only solo efforts.
    - Favorite Lyrics: "There's a devil waiting outside your door/There's a devil waiting outside your door/And he's a-bucking and a-braying and pawing at the floor", from Loverman
    - How you got started listening to them: I had heard about Martin's solo work through DM, and one day I was interested so I bought Counterfeit. Naturally, I loved it. Counterfeit² followed soon after, and I loved it even more.
    - Last Played: Gone

    6. Duran Duran
    - Favorite Song: Is There Something I Should Know?
    - Favorite Album: Seven And The Ragged Tiger
    - Favorite Lyrics: "Where's the real life in your illusion?" from Vertigo (Do The Demolition)
    - How you got started listening to them: lol... do I have to repeat this story again? knew a few tracks here and there, picked up Greatest and then Rio shortly after. Then I got The Singles 81-85 box set and I was in love.
    - Last Played: Femme Fatale

    7. Heaven 17
    - Favorite Song: We Live So Fast
    - Favorite Album: Penthouse And Pavement
    - Favorite Lyrics: I actually don't have any favorite Heaven 17 lyrics, lol.
    - How you got started listening to them: I had Let Me Go in my random 80s stuff for a long time, but I had never really thought about checking out their other stuff. Then one night they played Play To Win on Rhapsody's New Wave station, and it piqued my interest, so I looked into their stuff more (and liked what I found, lol).
    - Last Played: Crushed By the Wheels of Industry

    8. Book Of Love
    - Favorite Song: Modigliani (Lost in Your Eyes)
    - Favorite Album: Book of Love
    - Favorite Lyrics: "Your glance felt like a knife/So clear so blue, I was swimming inside" from Modigliani (Lost in Your Eyes)
    - How you got started listening to them: One night on Rhapsody's New Wave station, they randomly played You Make Me Feel So Good, and I really liked it. When I was in need of more good music for my ever-growing New Wave playlist I looked them up, and liked them so much I got the first album.
    - Last Played: Oranges and Lemons

    9. Aztec Camera
    - Favorite Song: Pillar To Post
    - Favorite Album: High Land, Hard Rain
    - Favorite Lyrics: "Just close your eyes again/Until these things get better/You're never far away/But we could send letters", from We Could Send Letters
    - How you got started listening to them: Same thing as Book of Love -- random song played on Rhapsody (Pillar To Post in this case), looked them up later and liked what I heard so I got the first album.
    - Last Played: I haven't the faintest clue, actually.

    10. Madonna
    - Favorite Song: Into the Groove
    - Favorite Album: True Blue
    - Favorite Lyrics: "Only when I'm dancing can I feel this free/At night I lock the doors so no one else can see/I'm tired of dancing here all by myself/Tonight, I wanna dance with someone else" from Into the Groove
    - How you got started listening to them: Hello, it's Madonna? lol really, I've loved her from a really young age.
    - Last Played: Santa Baby
  • Another my pants.

    1 Sep 2006, 7:43

    Set your media player/Itunes on shuffle and put the first fifteen song names + in my pants.

    Snarky commentary optional, lol.

    1. I Don't Wanna Cry In My Pants (Mariah Carey)
    2. Somebody In My Pants (Depeche Mode)
    ooh, wonder who!
    3. Running Through The Garden In My Pants (Fleetwood Mac)
    I hope they don't get dirty. :p
    4. Round & Round In My Pants (New Order)
    5. Jimmy Mack In My Pants (Sheena Easton)
    6. Vertigo (Do The Demolition) In My Pants (Duran Duran)
    7. Who Do You Think You Are In My Pants? (Spice Girls)
    lmao at that one...
    8. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You In My Pants (Gloria Estefan)
    *snark snark*
    9. Pon De Replay In My Pants (Rihanna)
    10. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? In My Pants (Paula Cole)
    lmao, a question-and-answer song if I ever saw one.
    11. I Feel The Earth Move In My Pants (Martika)
    *insert necessary jokes here*
    12. Dress You Up In My Pants (Madonna)
    that's vaguely ironic... and surprisingly fitting!
    13. 8th World Wonder In My Pants (Kimberly Locke)
    LMFAO.... no comment.
    14. Let's Go To Bed In My Pants (The Cure)
    That must be one big-ass pair of pants.
    15. You Belong To The City In My Pants (Glenn Frey)
    Now there's a whole city in them? wow...
  • Random iTunes survey thingy.

    9 Jul 2006, 5:45

    Put your music player on shuffle
    Post the first 40 songs that come up. You can repeat artists if you want. If you have any repeats, skip to the next track.

    01. Flexible
    02. For Duster [The Blues] - Fleetwood Mac
    03. You Found Me
    04. Staying Together
    05. Down So Long
    06. Everytime You Touch Her
    07. A Question of Time
    08. Radio Free Europe
    09. American Science
    10. Now This Is Fun
    11. L.a. Song
    12. Stripped
    13. Cross My Broken Heart
    14. Sex and Candy
    15. For My Broken Heart
    16. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
    17. Candle In The Wind (Live)
    18. Miss You Much
    19. Head Over Heels
    20. Blasphemous Rumours
    21. Get Up and Go
    22. Ready to Go
    23. Never Give Up on the Good Times
    24. A Little Respect
    25. Dress You Up
    26. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
    27. Get the Balance Right!
    28. Everyday Is a Winding Road
    29. Kind of Woman
    30. Fast Car
    31. Roses
    32. Bad Connection
    33. Every Breath You Take
    34. Queen of the Night
    35. Only You
    36. Truly Madly Deeply
    37. Introspectre
    38. You Are
    39. Love Thing
    40. New Sensation

    1. Which song do you prefer, #1 or #40?
    #1, by far. I like INXS, but Depeche Mode pwns.

    2. Have you ever listened to #12 continuously on repeat?
    Duh, lol. *points to DM stats on main page*

    3. What album is #26 from?
    You know, I'm not actually sure. I think it's from "Let It Loose".

    4. What do you think about the artist who did #15?
    Even though country isn't really my thing anymore, I still have a soft spot in my heart for Reba McEntire.

    5. Is #19 one of your favorite songs?
    It's a good 80s tune, but not in my top 20.

    6. Who does #38 remind you of?
    An old friend named JT who was OBSESSED with Christine McVie. I haven't talked to him in forever though.

    7. Does #20 have better lyrics or music?
    It's hard to call with DM. The lyrics are fantastic, but the music is what pulls it together.

    8. Do any of your friends like #3?
    Yeah, Dasha and Andrea both love Kelly Clarkson's stuff.

    9. Is #33 from a movie soundtrack?
    I'm sure it's been on a movie soundtrack before, but I couldn't pull one off the top of my head.

    10. Is #18 overplayed on the radio?
    Not really, Janet Jackson doesn't get much play these days on mainstream.

    11. What does #21 remind you of?
    Uh, I don't really have any long-term memories attached to it. Good song, though.

    12. Which song do you prefer, #5 or #22?
    22, definitely. The Republica song is good, but I just love Jewel.

    13. What album is #17 from?
    I'm not actually sure, it's from some live show that Elton John did in 1986.

    14. When did you first hear #39?
    The first time that I bought the Spice Girls' first album, I suppose.

    15. When did you first hear #7?
    Ages ago, when I didn't know who they were and they would play Enjoy The Silence all the time.

    16. What genre is #8?
    I've been told it's "jangle pop", but I prefer college rock.

    17. Do any of your friends like #14?
    I think some of them do.

    18. What color does #4 remind you of?
    Blue, because of the album it's from. (namely Out of the Blue.)

    19. Have you ever blasted #11 on your stereo?
    Not really, L.A. Song is not one you blast on a stereo.

    20. What genre is #37?
    Back in the day it was known as "synth pop", but these days it's more alternative. Well, ok it's still synth pop.

    21. Can you play #13 on any instrument?
    lmao, god no.

    22. What is your favorite lyric from #30?
    "You got a fast car, fast enough so we could fly away."

    23. What is your favorite lyric from #23?
    "Bossa nova baby
    heart is never soul
    Shouting but he's never heard
    Eyes are wide and open
    Streets are paved with gold
    Someone's come back on their word"

    24. Would you recommend #24 to your friends?
    Yes! A few of them already listen to Erasure, but they still like it. ;)

    25. Is #2 a good song to dance to?
    Not unless you get your groove on to impromptu jam sessions.

    26. Do you ever hear #16 on the radio?
    I did once, long time ago.

    27. Is #32 more of a "nighttime" or "daytime" song?
    It's more of an anytime song - Yaz has that special peppiness about them.

    28. Does #36 have any special meaning to you?
    Not really, it's just a good song by Savage Garden.

    29. Do any of your friends like #31?
    Jason loves it!

    30. Is #25 a fast or slow song?
    It's a dance song. I mean come on, it's mid-80s Madonna.

    31. Is #35 a happy or sad song?
    A sad one definitely, it's kind of slow so it's good to listen to when you feel like crying.

    32. What is one of your favorite lyrics from #9?
    "Oooh, American science
    All night long she can two-step and sway
    Ooh, with such awful manners
    Don't keep me waiting,come and lie beside me"

    33. Is #34 better to listen to alone or with friends?
    It's better listened to alone, where people won't slap me for liking Whitney Houston.

    34. When did you first hear #27?
    When I bought The Singles 81-85.

    35. Name 3 other songs by the artist who did #29
    Edge of Seventeen
    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
    Rooms On Fire

    36. Do you know all the words to #6?
    Yeah, I used to listen to that CD all the time.

    37. Does #28 have better lyrics or music?
    Her lyrics are better, most definitely.

    38. What album is #10 from?
    It's actually the b-side to their single See You.
  • Guessing game!

    14 Jun 2006, 5:38

    Put your media player on shuffle.
    Write the first lines of the first 30 songs that play.
    See if others can guess them.

    And don't you dare go cheating, biotches.

    1. If we can solve any problem/then why do we lose so many tears/Oh, so you go again/When the leading man appears

    Everytime You Go Away

    2. The things you do/Aren't good for my health/The moves you make/You make for yourself


    3. Dear sir or madam, would you read my book/It took me years to write, won't you take a look

    Paperback Writer

    4. We're miles away from nowhere/And the wind doesn't have a name/So call it what you want to call/It still blows down the lane

    Hold Back the Rain

    5. I get knocked down, but I get up again/You're never gonna keep me down


    6. When I think about you/I think about how much I/Miss you when you're not around

    I Miss You

    7. He's sinking faster than a drowning man/He'll grab ahold of anyone he can

    Drowning Man

    8. If I've been acting just a little strange/And you have noticed it too/It's 'cause my life has been rearranged/With the presence of you

    Skies the Limit

    9. It all started nine years ago/You sat to my left back in school/The future showed itself to me

    I Believe in Love

    10. Now I can tell you/About success, about fame/About the rise and the fall of the stars in the sky

    Let It Will Be

    11. We're coming to the edge/Running on the water/Coming through the fog/Your sons and daughters

    Let the River Run

    12. Looking through my old drawer/Came across the letter you wrote/Said you needed time away/That was so long ago

    Come Back to Me

    13. Do you know what this is/No, I don't/But whatever it is/It's very powerful

    Love Is

    14. So I'm back to the velvet underground/To the floor, that I love


    15. There'll be times/When my crimes/Will seem almost unforgiveable/I give into sin/Because you have to make this life liveable


    16. I feel like I've been blown apart/There are pieces here, I don't know where they go/I don't know where they go


    17. Something in the way you love me won't let me be/I don't want to be your prisoner/So baby won't you set me free


    18. They say this town/The stars stay up all night/Well I don't know, can't see 'em/For the glow of the neon lights

    Baby Girl

    19. Jenny came over and told me 'bout Fred/He's such a hairy bohemoth, she said

    I Kissed a Girl

    20. If lust and hate is the candy/If blood and love tastes so sweet/Then we give 'em what they want

    Candy Everybody Wants

    21. Do you still remember/How we used to be/Feeling together, believe in whatever/My love has said to me

    Viva Forever

    22. So we're different colors/And we're different creeds/And different people/Have different needs

    People Are People

    23. I come home, in the morning light/My mother says when you gonna live your life right/Oh mother dear, we're not the fortunate ones

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    24. Rock on gold dust woman/Take your silver spoon/And dig your grave

    Gold Dust Woman

    25. I can see we're thinking about the same thing/Yes I see your expression when the phone rings

    Talk to Me

    26. How can I explain/When there are few words I can choose/How can I explain/When words get broken

    Chains of Love

    27. You abandoned me/Love don't live here anymore/Just a vacancy/Love don't live here anymore

    Love Don't Live Here Anymore

    28. I've never known someone before/Who feels the way you do/All my dreams somehow came true/With you

    when i looked at him

    29. Time flies, when you're having fun/I heard somebody say/But if all I've been is fun, then baby let me go/Don't wanna be in your way

    Can't Stay Away from You

    30. I'm glad you found someone who loves you/But sad to say, that someone is you

    Vanity Kills
  • Another top 10 meme.

    4 Jun 2006, 11:54

    So, it's 6 in the morning and I should be asleep. But alas I'm not, so I'm gonna do this meme thingy.

    Write down your first 10 bands mentioned in the overall list and tell about first song you heard, song you fell in love with and current favourite...

    1. Depeche Mode

    First - Enjoy The Silence
    Fell in love with - Shake The Disease
    Current favourite - The Sun & The Rainfall

    2. Book Of Love

    First - You Make Me Feel So Good
    Fell in love with - Boy
    Current favourite - Tubular Bells/Pretty Boys & Pretty Girls

    3. Yazoo

    First - Situation
    Fell in love with - Bad Connection
    Current favourite - Only You

    4. Aztec Camera

    First - Pillar To Post
    Fell in love with - We Could Send Letters
    Current favourite - Pillar To Post

    5. New Order

    First - Blue Monday
    Fell in love with - Bizarre Love Triangle
    Current favourite - The Perfect Kiss

    6. Duran Duran

    First - Hungry Like The Wolf
    Fell in love with - The Reflex
    Current favourite - Fallen Angel

    7. Fleetwood Mac

    First - Go Your Own Way
    Fell in love with - Little Lies
    Current favourite - Thrown Down

    8. The Cure

    First - Just Like Heaven
    Fell in love with - Lovesong
    Current favourite - The Walk

    9. Stevie Nicks

    First - Edge of Seventeen
    Fell in love with - If I Were You
    Current favourite - The Nightmare

    10. Pet Shop Boys

    First - West End Girls
    Fell in love with - Domino Dancing
    Current favourite - West End Girls
  • Random top 10 thing.

    28 May 2006, 8:42

    Stole this from my friend KhanadaRhodes, was bored so I thought I'd do it.

    Name your top 10 most played artists on

    1. Depeche Mode
    2. Book Of Love
    3. Yazoo
    4. Duran Duran
    5. Fleetwood Mac
    6. Aztec Camera
    7. Stevie Nicks
    8. New Order
    9. The Cure
    10. Berlin

    And now for the questions (according to the numbers):

    What was the first song you heard by 6?
    If I remember correctly, it was Pillar To Post, one night when I was listening to the New Wave station on Rhapsody.

    What is your favourite album of 2?
    Considering they only have two that I've heard, lol, I'd say their first one, Book of Love.

    What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    Uh wow, hard one to call... so many great FM lyrics. If I have to pick fast, I'd say "...when the rain washes you clean, you'll know." from Dreams.

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    Just once, last March in Portland.

    What is your favourite song by 7?
    Either Talk to Me or Edge of Seventeen.

    What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
    Their song Take My Breath Away reminds me of this time when my friend was singing it on karaoke. Good times.

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    Not really, most of Yaz's stuff is pretty peppy.

    What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    I absolutely love the line "I wanna be where the boys are, but I'm not allowed" from Boy. I also love the line "Your glance felt like a knife, so clear so blue I was swimming inside" fromModigliani (Lost in Your Eyes).

    What is your favourite song by 9?
    Just Like Heaven and Lovesong.

    How did you get into 3?
    Long before I was even a fan of DM I heard their song "Situation" and loved it, then I found out that Vince Clarke used to be in the band and I had to hear more.

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    If I remember correctly, it was Enjoy the Silence.

    What is your favourite song by 4?
    The Reflex, by and far.

    Have you seen 9 live?
    No, but I bet that would rock.

    What is a good memory you have involving 1?
    The concert at Hard Rock this last April, not to mention all the good times I've had listening to their music.

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you happy?
    Yeah, definitely. Blue Monday makes me want to get up and dance, as does The Perfect Kiss.

    What is your favorite album of 3?
    Upstairs at Eric's, definitely.

    What is your favourite lyric that 10 has sung?
    Probably "I remember hating you for loving me, riding on the Metro" from (what else?) the song The Metro.

    What is your favourite song of 1?
    Wow, hard one to call there. Top 3 choices would have to be Shake the Disease, Everything Counts and Strangelove.

    What is your favourite song of 6?
    Tie between Pillar To Post and We Could Send Letters.

    How many times have you seen 8 live?
    Never seen them live, although I'm sure that would be totally awesome.

    What is your favourite album of 1?
    Construction Time Again, by a long shot. Although Music for the Masses is a close 2nd.

    What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    Mainly it reminds me of my friend Jorri, who absolutely loves The Cure.

    What was the first song you heard by 2?
    I think it was You Make Me Feel So Good, but I don't remember clearly.