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So I am putting together an EPIC playlist for the 5 hour drive I'm taking to Minneapolis with Em and Vince next week. To call it random is not doing it justice. But right now I'm a little short on songs.

Basically the rules are this:
1. Can't be depressing
2. Has to be good driving music
and most importantly 3. It has to be music that Em and I can sing along to loudly and badly (Vinny says she doesn't sing).

So, like, Dancing Queen, Pink Cadillac, Gold Digger, some Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys, etc. etc.

SO, if you have any songs that you think fit any of these parameters, I am accepting all links and uploads or even just suggestions.
michals: (pink thinks you're stupid)
Check the bands you’ve HEARD OF. Not just the ones you like. Be honest people!
If you really have never heard of them. Don’t mark it. it just makes you look fake.

WHHHY did I even do this? )
Dear whoever made this meme: THIS IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD.
michals: (WTF?)
Dammit. Kanye West is pretty awesome, I cannot deny. Been listening to Lost in the World on endless repeat, trying to justify it by trying to apply it a fandom.
michals: (vanilla coke how I love thee)
Hmm, it's weird that almost all the songs on my Inception fanmix can also apply to my Sherlock fanmix. And, for some reason I can't bring myself to put anything acoustic on the Sherlock mix. Like, Sherlock's going to get mad and shoot me if I put Josh Ritter on it. It's all Kasabian and Muse for him.

I'm feeling spammy tonight. Also, ignore the mentions of potential fanmixes, for now anyway.

Sometimes I wish I could be as candid and brash as I want to be. Whenever someone on my music and tv comms requests something stupid, like Katy Pery or Bieber, I want to comment with "No. Stop listening to bad music, you're what's destroying culture, here's some good music." Then I'd link to like, Springsteen or Cockburn or something.
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So my actress from my scene has it set up so that when you call her phone, you get a song playing back instead of a dial tone. I've gotten it stuck in my head so bad I had to download it and listen to 80 times in the last 24 hours.

Here it is.
michals: (Pelle)
Nabbed this from [livejournal.com profile] snoopypez and did 30 before I realized the original is only 20 songs and she's just an overachiever, and now I am too, though not on purpose.

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line (or two) from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING! And don't look at what I just played on last.fm either!

If there's an asterisk, it means that the song title was in the first line and I gave you a different part of the song instead

1. Living easy, living free
2. Déjalo, Si quieres continuar, ¡hermano!
3. Same old blues coming 'round again, every night about this time
4. I'm lying here on the floor where you left me
5. This is where I'll be, so heavenly
6. Well I was chasing down flies and shooting up women, trying to get the whole thing straight in my head
7. Once again she steals away, and she reaches out to kiss me Bleed to Love Her by Fleetwood Mac guessed by [livejournal.com profile] rwhip923
8. Cuando you and me, we were just chiquillos
9. Oh I was moved by your screen dream, celluloid pictures living
10. What will you sing me? I will sing you one-oh*
11. It's always 'round midnight, that Amsterdam creeps into my PC*
12. When I wake up, well I know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers guessed by [livejournal.com profile] entwashian
13. Well oh they might wear classic Reeboks
14. Bells are chiming for victory, there's a page back in history
15. When I'm sad and blue and I'm feeling all alone, there's a place I go to that no one knows
16. What's her name? I can't tell ya. Aww.*
17. You're not alone, together we stand
18. I look out my window, watch her as she passes by
19. I felt you in my legs before I ever met you
20. Pay no mind to it, ah let it blow
21. Off with your head, dance 'til you're dead Heads will Roll by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs guessed by [livejournal.com profile] mrowrr
22. What's been done in the name of Jesus, what's been done in the name of Buddha?
23. Well my daddy left home when I was just three, and he didn't leave much to ma and me
24. Vou dizer o que sei, lugar sem lei que lhe incendeia
25. Now that your picture's in the paper being rythmically admired you can have anyone that you have ever desired
26. Sing about that, oh, love it's a brittle madness
27. I go a little crazy in the middle of the night
28. Well I'm tired and so weary, but I must go along
29. Riddle me this, riddle me this, riddle me, riddle me that
30. Here comes the helicopter, second time today

There's only one song here that I'm actually embarassed about, and there's one that, if someone guesses it, I will literally award you a million billion michals bonus bucks good for one crazy blown mind.
michals: (You don't want to see him angry)
Both of these are from [livejournal.com profile] entwashian because she is cool and I'm just a wannabe.

Memes with hot guys and music, click this cut! )
michals: (pelle epicness)
No one voted for Pelle Almqvist in my hotness poll, but I decided to chalk it up to ignorance because I don't think you guys even know who he is. But mostly, this is an excuse to spam you with hotness.

michals: (rock meet hard place)
Somewhere between Brian Eno and Mumford & Sons lies Dominic Cobb's mind, I fucking swear.

Also: Mumford & Sons holy hell badass totally awesome!
michals: (pelle epicness)
michals: (rockstar)
I SHOOK CHRIS DIFFORD'S HAND. Yes, the Chris Difford from the band Squeeze who I just saw in concert and kicked so much ass I don' know if I'll ever recover. For serious, so much energy from them and they were easily one of the happiest band I've ever seen on stage! I was right in front of Difford and I was pulling my "OMG my face is about to split in half with how wide and goofy my grin is" thing and I swear he bowed to me, just to me!, after one of the songs. Hee...I am in my happy place right now.
michals: (pelle epicness)
I have a bad feeling I won't be getting my Squeeze tickets back after they got lost in the mail ;_;

But I did get an advance download song from the newest Hives album. That should even the world out a little.
michals: (Pelle's on crack)
Went to the Taste of Chicago tonight to see the free concert by Band from TV and I'm going to be completely honest, they're...okay, I guess. I didn't think they were all that great, and their lead singer is definitely lacking in 1. talent and 2. stage patter. Their whole dynamic was off, it seemed like they were trying way too hard. And I only recognized five of them: Jesse Spencer (who was actually really good on violin), Adrian Pasdar (who sang one song and it was kind of dull), Greg Grunberg (who really wanted everyone to know that he was the one who created the band), Hugh Laurie (who was actually really awesome and kept making goofy faces) and Scott Grimes (who was easily the best singer of the night, I wish he had just sung everything). Oh, and I realized that Grimes is also the voice of Steve from American Dad, so he got bonus points for that. Overall it was fun and worth it - considering it was free - but they definitely don't feel like a real band.

Sorry, this post is unnecessarily negative so I'll just add I'll be going back to the Taste tomorrow and I'm gonna get me some frozen, chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick hell yes I am.
michals: (oh *angst*)
So, the deal is, after this semester I will have all my requirement classes done save two things: 1) I need to take at least 3 more directing classes and 2) I need to get to 120 credits. I can't graduate (at all, nevermind with a directing degree) without these. So I'm taking Directing II this summer which leaves one extra directing class and either Directing III/Practicum/an Independent Project to do. Next (fall) semester I can take either Directing III, or Practicum or an Independant (er, not so much that last one actually) or a comedy directing class or Scene Study. The comedy class is full (and at night) and the rest all require me to fill out long-ass applications to get into. That they just sent out. And are due in less than two weeks.

SO lords and ladies, I have to do all those on top of my regularly scheduled homework. Oh! And the Directing III one requires a script. As in the script you're going to shoot all semester, all done and ready to go. I, er, don't have one. So either I bullshit one together out of an idea I have or I wait to take Directing III or something in the spring. That still leaves Scene Study (not the be-all-end-all class like DIII or Practicum is), which requires a 5-10 minute video of your directing experience. I...don't have that either. I have one film on DVD that may be less than 5 minutes and all my other films are on real film that I would have to have sent here from home, projected onto a wall which I would record with a separate camera. Why? Because I haven't really directed anything else. Probably because I'm a horrible person/director, I dunno, whatever...ANYWAY, that pretty much leaves the Practicum application. But, I'm still going to try and do all the applications because it would be stupid not to.

Sorry if my film school bullshit is confusing; basically: I have three big applications to fill out or I don't graduate in addition to all the homework inherant to finals. I'm mentioning it partly to whine (because it's my damn journal and I reserve the right) and to give a heads up if I suddenly become scarce.

And here's some more music so this post isn't just me being awful. A lot of the music I've been uploading lately have been for friends who I couldn't share it with because all my music was in wma format but now I've finally got a converter and everything's getting changed to mp3 format so that's why you guys keep getting bombarded by all my nerdy music, haha. This time it was Bruce Cockburn so I ended up doing the folders around him plus a bunch of other fun stuff.

The first cut for music since this post was getting long. Bruce Cockburn, Brian Eno, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Blue Rodeo, David Byrne and a bunch of random songs under the cut )
michals: (Pelle)
I almost literally cannot stop listening to Teddy Thompson's Everybody Move it. I blame [livejournal.com profile] rayslady. Because it's her fault.

When I'm not listening to that, it's this. Justin Townes Earle (who I saw in concert) covers Springsteen's Atlantic City:

Justin Townes Earle covers Bruce Springsteen
michals: (little girl in a big world)
Ted! Barney! Knock it off! You are not Jim nor Ryan and therefore you both need to stop being so damn fic inspiring.

In other news, I should not be this damn sore from hitting a few whiffle balls in the park. Argh, I'm out of shape. BTW, I think I saved all my pictures and music and stuff from the other account. Thank God for external hard drives, jeez. Oh, and I have finally put in all the paperwork for a passport after it took my mom four months of bugging me about it. I don't actually have anyplace to go with it yet, haha.

I'm sorry but this is just adorable:

I love when actors on sets become friends, I think for the same reason I love bloopers so much.

And yes, this is from Twitter and I may or may not have signed up. *Ahem*...except I totally have and I hate myself but it was so I could enter a contest to met Conan so there. I'm not going to tell you my username though, if you want to find me you'll have to do it yourself.

One of Steve Earle and The Dukes' albums is called Shut Up and Die Like An Aviator. Isn't that awesome?

A sort-of friend just called and she's going to a fancy party tonight and she needed someone to zip her up. This is my life, haha.
michals: (keira laugh)

I APPROVE. I approve hardcore. Ngh, she's pretty. Then again I think I have a thing for ginger chicks. That one in my BA class is still stunning and I just found out she has the prettiest jewel green eyes. And get this, her name's Martha! How awesome is that?

Cleaning my room today. It's not a complete disaster, but it's enough of a cluttered disorganized mess that I'm searching the bottom of tote bags for Ibuprofen tablets and finding receipts from six months ago in my desk drawers. Listening to music while I do it. Bruce Springsteen's Girls in Their Summer Clothes is hitting my sweet spot. I think it's because it's so lovely and warm out this week and, I'm sorry, but boys in summer clothes can't compare to the girls. There are cute dresses and legs everywhere.

Girls in Their Summer Clothes

Seriously, listen to it, it'll put you in the summer mood.

I think I have just found an, until recently, unknown appreciation for Westerns.
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