debs: (Solitary afternoons)
Book meme for 2010. Read significantly more than I did last year, and I feel good about that.

Books Read in 2010 )
debs: (Falling in love with each second song)
Given the letter "O" by [livejournal.com profile] dissonant_dream

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload) 5 songs you love that begin with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.


(all YSI uploads)

Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe by Okkervil River

If you've been around here long enough, you probably already have this. It is (maybe) my favorite song of all time. It's perfect; evocative, cinematic, gorgeous lyrics with epic vocals, rockin' beats, and a splash of 80's pizazz. I love everything about it and when I'm having a bad day I throw it on, turn it up to 11, and dance around my room like a giant spaz. I want to write something inspired by it one day.

Orphans, Kingdoms by Brooke Fraser

This is my favorite song at the moment. I really like this new style of pop/folk that uses foggy percussion; it creates a very specific tone that touches me. She has a lovely voice, too.

Oh Me, Oh My by Abigail Washburn

A delicate love song. It reminds me of rain (which we have in abundance these days). ♥

Once In The Prairie Tall Grass by Peter Ostroushko

A beautiful piece of instrumental music from the soundtrack for a historical documentary about Minnesota. I love the way sweeping string pieces have come to represent the American Experience.

Obstacles by Syd Matters

I think they're using this song in a Ford car commercial these days. I like the fake choir effect--it reminds me of a Karan Ann song--and the memory-feel of it.

Book meme

Jun. 23rd, 2009 06:21 am
debs: (Pressed between pages [SPN Gen])
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] dissonant_dream because I love books and lists. ;)

Name fifteen books you've read that will always stay with you, and don't take too much time to think about it (the first fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes). Copy this into your own post.


In no particular order,

1. The Ancient One by T.A. Baron
2. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
3. The Lioness Rampant series by Tamora Pierce
4. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
5. The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
6. The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
7. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
8. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
9. Finn by John Clinch
10. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
11. The Baby Unicorn by Jean & Claudio Marzollo, illustrated by R.J. Blake
12. Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Robertson
13. Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff, Childhood Pal of Christ by Christopher Moore
14. Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
15. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
debs: (Release [Music])
So, over a week ago [livejournal.com profile] londinensa gave me the letter J (for all good things) and I completely forgot to do this.
You know the drill.
1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.


Joy - Bettye LaVette
Jack vs Jose - Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers
James River Blues - Old Crow Medicine Show
Jackson's Tune/Trickster Tale/St. Anne's Reel - Tracy Grammer
Jerusalem (acoustic) - Steve Earle

and a bonus two because I was so darn late.

John Rocker - John McCutcheon
Joe's Blues + Seattle Grunge - Todd Snider

All m4a files; let me know if you can't get them and I'll re-upload them as mp3 files.
debs: (Music is my boyfriend)
iTunes meme. Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] wintercreek.

Total number of songs: 10,953

Continued.... )
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