Sail on

Nov. 4th, 2008 11:32 pm
petronia: (true faith)
It's coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It's coming from the feel
that this ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
From the wars against disorder,
from the sirens night and day,
from the fires of the homeless,
from the ashes of the gay:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming through a crack in the wall;
on a visionary flood of alcohol;
from the staggering account
of the Sermon on the Mount
which I don't pretend to understand at all.
It's coming from the silence
on the dock of the bay,
from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming from the sorrow in the street,
the holy places where the races meet;
from the homicidal bitchin'
that goes down in every kitchen
to determine who will serve and who will eat.
From the wells of disappointment
where the women kneel to pray
for the grace of God in the desert here
and the desert far away:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State!
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed
Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.

It's coming to America first,
the cradle of the best and of the worst.
It's here they got the range
and the machinery for change
and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
It's here the family's broken
and it's here the lonely say
that the heart has got to open
in a fundamental way:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming from the women and the men.
O baby, we'll be making love again.
We'll be going down so deep
the river's going to weep,
and the mountain's going to shout Amen!
It's coming like the tidal flood
beneath the lunar sway,
imperial, mysterious,
in amorous array:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Sail on, sail on ...

I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene.
And I'm neither left or right
I'm just staying home tonight,
getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
that Time cannot decay,
I'm junk but I'm still holding up this little wild bouquet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

--Leonard Cohen
petronia: (individualist)
I meant these lyrics )

Maya Arulpragasam, by the way, is marrying Edgar Bronfman Jr.'s son. Who is biracial. WHO KNEW. I imagine discussing the political performance art aura of this would be rude. ^_^; Apparently the choice is between moving to Montreal or London, though - COME TO MTL MIA PLS YR AWESOME.
petronia: (soft light)
The past week has been ridiculously eventful. It's not even that I don't have time to write about it, I just want to get this stuff up first. XD;

Forro in the Dark feat. Bebel Gilberto - Wandering Swallow (Juazeiro): uploading for [ profile] canis_m as an example of what Bebel performing with FitD sounds like. It's a traditional song. Odd thing is I watched a performance clip of it ages ago, linked off David Byrne's blog - he's also featured a couple of times on the album. Actually, there he is (inna funny hat XD). I wish I remembered more about what he blogged regarding the gig's context.

Forro in the Dark feat. Miho Hatori - Paraíba: she sings in Japanese, and if no one had told me it was her I'd never have guessed it.

Forro in the Dark - Cajuína: a slower, mid-tempo swing instrumental, brass leading.

Cut for: I found this on a French music blog and it basically made my day )

Speaking of which )

What I mean to say is, I wasn't aware there was a kerfuffle - last I heard PFork was proclaiming CocoRosie to be genius (first album), not a shit band (second album). XD; Then again, since the last time I checked they seem to have turned into a sort of twee indie hip-hop outfit with a French rapper and a beatboxer(!) that writes actually hummable pop songs about rainbow horse warrior spirits. Or something. And the girl who sings the verses still sounds like Chara with laryngitis (again with the Chara).

CocoRosie - Werewolf (...again with the werewolves): this song starts In a dream I was a werewolf / My soul was filled with crystal light / Lavender ribbons of rain sang / Ridding my heart of mortal fight. I'm not making this up, feel free to download and listen to it. It's gorgeous and sad. Inna vegan femme spoken-word sort of way (note: vegan femme proponents of spoken-word performance are some of my best friends).

CocoRosie feat. Antony - Beautiful Boyz: and this one is about Jean Genet. NO RLY.

Patrick Wolf feat. Marianne Faithfull - Magpie: but wait, it gets better! By which I mean, holy shit it's Marianne Faithfull. XD I wish there were a video treatment of this song (directed by Dave McKean as befits its quality of soundtrack to a nonexistent Neil Gaiman fairytale).

Patrick Wolf - Godrevy Point: a b-side that's grown on me immensely, i.e. this song basically got me through the week. The second best thing to actually being on a deserted shore in Cornwall.

Lyrics )
petronia: (shh not a word)
(By the way, if you still want these I'm taking them down soon!)

Gianmaria Testa - Città Lunga
Gianmaria Testa - La Traiettorie Delle Mongolfiere
Gianmaria Testa - Come Un'america
Gianmaria Testa - Cavalli Di Frisia

I promise I'm not trying to learn Italian via song lyrics. ...Okay, only sort of. Gianmaria Testa is a singer-songwriter I've been listening to a lot lately, ever since I discovered the Grande Bibliothèque has an excellent contemporary music collection you can borrow three CDs at a time. XD The most popular albums tends to be permanently out, of course, but I'm more interested in out-of-the-way stuff anyhow.

The first two tracks are from Mongolfières, the last two from Extra Muros (French "world music" releases, I think, not corresponding to the original tracklisting). Basically it's jazz, tango, etc. arrangements around a core of old Italian dude on acoustic guitar, Jazz Fest world music showcase indoors sit-down concert style - you know beforehand whether you dig this stuff or not. XD The lyrics have a sort of ambiguous loveliness, when they're intelligible: )

Today the subjunctive, tomorrow the world. XD Actually this particular text reminds me of a poem I liked when I was little (also Italian - I read it in translation); it's online, surprisingly.

Dominik Eulberg - Goldammer
Dominik Eulberg - Die Alpenstrandläufer Von Spiekeroog (Album Version)
Dominik Eulberg - Stelldichein Des Westerwälder Volgelchores

A CREATION MYTH: one day the King of All Cosmos made the Prince roll a katamari through the Library of Babel. Then he tossed it into the sky and it became the German language.

In case you're wondering, this is a "Goldammer" and this is an "Alpenstrandläufer" (Spiekeroog and Westerwälder are place names). I used to think Dominik Eulberg named his releases like this to be funny. Then I found out he was a national park ranger. Like, before he became a famous techno DJ. See RA review for more wacky track titles and proof I'm not making this up. orz Basically this album - Heimische Gefilde - is one snippet of Dominik Eulberg hiking through the woods and teaching you the bird and insect calls of the Rhine, followed by one techno track, rinse and repeat. After I listened to it twice I realized it was even more deadly serious than that: this album is programmatic. Like Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. The drums are the rocky beach, the sustained synth line is the wind, the trebly bits are the little sandpipers running along the edge of the water, that kind of programmatic. The third track up there is 9:30 long and built entirely out of birdsong samples. It's kind of the best thing ever. I mean the music is great if you like dark, clean, dancefloor-oriented minimal techno that you can do aerobic workouts to, but I just keep having Dominik Eulberg explain that yellow buntings say "wie wie wie hab ich Dich lieb" in German. And cracking up. XD
petronia: (true faith)
Turner - My Aeroplane Mania (Original Mix)
Turner - My Aeroplane Mania (Lawrence Mix)

I bought it off Beatport, use it wisely. XD Actually I've had the Lawrence mix since the beginning of summer and it was on the first several written iterations of the Yukikaze FST playlist, for obvious reasons, but in the end I took it off because it didn't stylistically fit. Gorgeous track all the same, in classic Lawrence "my sweet glockenspiel" mode, for lying on the grass and watching cumulus clouds drift in a blue sky.

The original is even more gorgeous, it turns out, but differently - a big ol' happy-sad New Order-ish pop song. It's most like JXL's "Perfect Blue Sky", does anyone remember that? I bet my Prince of Tennis Crew remembers. Actually I didn't come up with that on my own, I googled up this Russian site selling dodgy Soulseek compilations and they had "My Aeroplane Mania" leading into "Perfect Blue Sky" on one of them, and I was like ".........PROPS TO YOUR MIXTAPE-FU, RUSSIAN DUDE(TTE)."

Lyrics, insofar as I can make them out )
petronia: (nana)
(I told myself that I really had to blog, so. XD)

For circuitous reasons, when I was in Shanghai I had a fairly extensive conversation with a publicist of the Shanghai Concert Hall. (Among other things he asked me to look over the syntax of the English blurbs on their latest programme brochure, and what those raised things you use to cross expressways were called. I totally blanked on the latter - I think I told him "skywalk" - later I realised the term he wanted was "pedestrian overpass". :P) At one point I told him I lived in Montreal, which was in French Canada, and the first thing he asked was,

"Do you think it would be possible to bring Garou to Shanghai for a concert?"

Cut for length and mp3s. )

More French pop I purchased in Shanghai (and ripped and tagged myself, since ahaha there's no guarantee the Soulseeker can read French well enough to determine the artist and title of any given song either):

François Feldman - Magic Boulevard: I seriously think this song is more popular in Asia than in France. But it's one of those great dramatic torch numbers.

lyrics - I'll translate them later if I feel like it, I guess? )

...And a metric crapton of Patricia Kaas ahaha. Apart from the first track these are all from her Je te dis vous album (awesome title btw).

Patricia Kaas - Vénus des abribus: the late eighties persuaded me that this sort of thing was the Platonic ideal of pop music. I'm not so sure I've changed my mind.
Patricia Kaas - Hotel Normandy
Patricia Kaas - Jojo
Patricia Kaas - Je te dis vous
: I like this because it's such a classic Patricia Kaas pose - the "mademoiselle" singing the blues in some provincial dive.

Man, who's cooking food in here? I'm starving. >_>
petronia: (gin and tonic (silver))
Been remiss on the mp3 front. Also the blogging front. Throw in the commenting front while you're at it.

Some days ago I promised [ profile] still_circee goth/rave club music over on [ profile] bb_shousetsu. This post isn't... precisely... it, but close. XD

Superpitcher - Baby's On Fire (Westbam Remix): electrohouse Eno cover, repost for [ profile] jokersama. There are a number of mixes but this one is the best.

William Orbit - Ravel's Pavane pour une Infante Défunte (Single Version Edit): posted the rave-y Ferry Corsten remix some time ago. This is the mid-tempo original for reference, single edit because it really doesn't need to run longer than 3:20. XD Sounds like "pleasant afternoon in the park" anime/drama BGM.

Three Imaginary Boys - Nobody's Sayin' (Original Mix): does anyone else have these moments where you realise Nobuo Uematsu has ruined entire chords for you...? This is pretty recent IIRC; am glad this sort of Erlend Oye/Kelley Polar/Junior Boys-grafted-onto-Jori Hulkkonnen emodisco is still being made, since I love it and all.

Lawrence - Along the Wire (Superpitcher Remix) (15MB): "Is it... by any chance... microtrance?"

...Actually if anything qualifies as such this track should. The buildups and breakdowns of "proper" trance has always reminded me of jeux d'eau, tall white fountain plumes and spraying jets and coloured lights; this is analogous but more intimate, streams of air bubbles tumbling upward in a column of water (as Cis said). Plus it passes my heuristic test for minimalism as ideology, i.e. at first it seems like nothing is happening but the more you play it the more subtly epic it sounds, until everything else jars by its hamfisted brashness. I love it to pieces. XD

Somewhere on carnet I wrote that if Chopin were alive today he'd be making techno. [1] This is hyperbole but I do think Lawrence, Superpitcher, etc. fall temperamentally within a certain tradition of... sad European night music?... of which Chopin is the patron saint. Chopin didn't compose symphonies, he wrote self-contained melodies with arpeggiated basslines and way-high treble. When I try to imagine quote playing unquote "Along the Wire" I get a distinct sense memory of spreading hands over the keyboard, trying to get octave jumps in.

ACIDMAN - Sekitou: Japanese rock, not too heavy, fairly poppy. ...When asked to talk about rock precision straightaway deserts me, and most of you probably have this besides. Which doesn't change the fact that I really like it. XD It's not a groundbreaking sound but I honestly can't think of any reference to situate it other than The Yellow Monkey, of whom I've always been fond.

Caetano Veloso - Michelangelo Antonioni: the ending theme to Eros, that short film triple-bill with Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai. Halfway through the credits roll I realised I knew and had the song, which as noted is actually about Antonioni - a sort of word-sketch of his films, in Italian.

Visione del silenzio
Angolo vuoto
Pagina senza parole
Una lettera scritta sopra un viso
Di pietra e vapore
Inutile finestra



In other news, I've finally caught up with Ouran High School Host Club! Except for how I'm not, still have eps 18-19 to go. XD
petronia: (nana)
An Inconvenient Truth and Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man. Tuesdays at AMC are 1/3 off the regular price and both films are short, being documentaries. I recommend the first and if you're interested in the second (and it's feasible) watching them together in this order is a good angle to take, for... thematic reasons?

It's easy to make a quip re Al Gore giving good Powerpoint but - Al Gore gives good Powerpoint. ^^; Am conversant with the science but was nailed to my seat. Also suspect the comparative success of the film is not so much due to the message being compelling - although it is - than to the message being (finally?) timely. I don't know anyone who grew up in this town and isn't convinced the climate is changing through the simple exercise of walking around outside and remembering what it was like to walk around outside as a little kid. People think short-term and exponentials look linear if not flat over the short term, but if the curve is on the up-and-up then even the tangent is steep for all to see.

If this holds out you'll all be wanting to move to Montreal. Time to invest in real estate, ha, ha!

After seeing this movie Justin started talking about going to B.C. to plant trees for the summer. I didn't make the connection at the time but now I do. XD

The Leonard Cohen flick won't tell a fan much they don't know already, but the interviews are a pleasure to watch - he's one of those writers who speak in perfectly formed sentences, out of habit. Also if you want to see the Wainwrights, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton etc. cover Leonard Cohen songs live; it's not a bad proposition. *g* (I thought Cave struggled the hardest actually, probably because his tonality is close enough that he has to work at not 'doing Leonard Cohen'. Martha Wainwright doesn't have this problem. XD I might get the soundtrack just for her rendition of "The Traitor". OTOH Jarvis sort of embraced a 'roffle I am Jarvis Cocker watch me sing Leonard Cohen' approach... I really liked what Antony did with "If It Be Your Will" but his stage mannerisms were so distracting I had to close my eyes to listen.

Bono was scary. But when is Bono not scary these days, it's that overwhelming sense of Bono-ness, when I see him all I can think is "Oshi, it's Bono! o_O;;")

Was of course reminded of more songs I should have uploaded, so... I uploaded more. XD "Chelsea Hotel No.2", "A Thousand Kisses Deep", and "Anthem". Which I may have uploaded today regardless, after having read that Jostein Gaarder op-piece. I prefer Old Lennie's rhetoric.

Lyrics behind a cut because they're long, but worth a read.

Anthem )
petronia: (photography)
Possibly I should have saved this as per tradition, for the week between Fuji Yuuta's and Fuji Shuusuke's birthdays (which will always be somewhat special to me I think, not least because my own birthday falls halfway through XD), but I have a spare half-hour now, and who knows about then.

Of course the tracklisting has undergone plenty of changes over time. Still generally within the purview of relaxing, pretty BGM, though.

Flor de Yemanjá EP

01 - Ono Lisa - Flor de Yemanjá
//the sea and white flower

02 - Gal Costa - Aquele Frevo Axé
//reminders of carnaval lyrics )

03 - Sunahara Yoshinori - My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
//a penetrating perfume lyrics )

04 - Ono Lisa - I Wish You Love
//birthday present

05 - Ulrich Schnauss - ...Passing By
//the train glided past houses

06 - Richard Hawley - The Ocean
//so lead me down lyrics )
petronia: (sea and sky)
Cleaning out the mp3 folder at work and thus coming across stuff.

Thomas Fersen - Bijou: a favorite Fersen track. Today it reminds me a little of that "light" Tezuka Osamu manga I read a bit of and was plotting to buy ("light" in the context of Tezuka manga sometimes means "inspired by J.K. Huysmans"). Um, apologies for not translating, I might do it... eventually? XD;

Bijou )

Giovanni Mirabassi - Je chante pour passer le temps: KuboTite's theme for Byakuya (listen closely, I think the guy is singing along as he plays like Glenn Gould. o_O;). I had it in the "French" folder because it's actually an instrumental cover of a Léo Ferré song that is a Communist revolutionary French wartime résistance poem by Louis Aragon.

Je chante pour passer le temps )

Honestly speaking it's easier to relate that sexy bit out of Carmina Burana to Byakuya than it is to relate this, being as how post-war Louis Aragon is as à bas les aristos as you can get. XD XD OTOH post-war Louis Aragon can be so DIS IZ ROMANCE BIYATCHES ("que serais-je sans toi qu'un coeur au bois dormant") that if one was in need of a pullquote for Byakuya/Hisana etc., even though there is a 90% chance KT never thought that far.

Note that any other mangaka would rate a 99.5% chance.

F'rinstance (I really do just want to stash this one) )


Re: the ficwriter paranoia meme. As Sai said it reveals more about the meme-taker than the ficcers - in fact that was why I wrote down those remarks in the first place, trying to sort out my own response to things - but what is revealing to the ficcer are the guesses in the comments. XD Does my prose really give off that impression of precision and distance? (I shouldn't be surprised. Someone once said my stories were like icebergs sailing past in the distance - much more imposing under the surface than above, among other considerations. If they've breached any hulls I haven't heard. XD;;

Nevertheless I constantly feel as if I should be - want to be - more flail-y and fangirly and shameless, especially in fanfic, and my personal aesthetic is constraining even to me.)

...I'm trying not to spam LJ with too many extraneous posts, at least until I finish this fic. =_=

P.S. not-technically-here Bleach 212 )
petronia: (music)
Belle and Sebastian - We Are The Sleepyheads: upon first hearing I thought, "So this is the one that's supposed to sound like Orange Juice then?" At the same time it sounds like trippling down a festively decorated shopping throughfare in impractically high-heeled boots, only to realise you are in a musical when all the Sunday morning Christmas shoppers drop their packages and launch into a rousing song and dance with which to end the first act. (Note: not at all what the lyrics are about.)

It's funny how Belle and Sebastian songs always sound exactly like Belle and Sebastian songs even when they are clearly aiming at way different genres.

Hybrid - Higher Than A Skyscraper (Satoshi Tomiie Mix): this track always makes me think of Yukikaze. Not only because I was listening to it at the time, but because this is precisely what "flying reconnaissance missions over a lushly forested alien enemy planet" sounds like in my head. Ominous swells of goa-like strings, chittering xylophones... a symphonic movement of a progressive house track. I just read up the Discogs page and it adds a whole level of appreciation to know that the scratchy bass interlude at 5:20 I always thought sounded a bit like New Order's "Crystal" is, in fact, Peter Hook playing with the Hermitage Orchestra of Saint Petersburg (that being the effect though I doubt they were in the same room XD).

Be aware that the file is 16.3MB large and 11:15 long, and the first 1:15 of that can about be discarded in terms of interest. I was trying to explain to T. the other day why "nothing happens in the first minute" is a completely pointless judgment to make on a dance track especially w/r/t how it actually sounds in a club, but I think to make the point I'd have to mix my mix CDs for reals. ^^;

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Enola Gay (Long Version): was telling Kristin how I didn't actually like a whole lot of 80s pop, which led me to wonder about the bizarre way in which people say "Oh I/you like 'eighties' music," as if 80s pop were entirely monolithic and Bananarama, Blondie, Billy Idol and Bonnie Raitt were not, yanno, totally different kinds of music. It's even more bizarre because in my experience it's usually true. Nostalgia factor at work? I know in my case we're really talking about a fetish for certain drum machine/synth sounds as well as a happy/sad aesthetic probably more specific to 'synthpop' than 'eighties', as typified by "Enola Gay" which is my favorite "played at 80s nights" song ever. It's one of the most uplifting, when-you're-old-you'll-remember-these-as-the-best-days-of-your-life melodies in the history of pop music, paired with one of the most perversely morbid lyrics in the history of pop music. ^^; Hiroshima, mon amour, indeed.

A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song: whereas here the happy/sad thing is carried entirely in the music - or rather the words they're singing are exactly what the music sounds like, which happens less often than one'd think. It's a bit shocking how well this song has aged, actually, but then truly Perfect Pop Moments always have this timeless quality about them.

I saw your eyes / and you made me smile )
petronia: (love potion)
[download folder removed]

For [ profile] pere_chan. Note that these are reuploads thus will be taken down after ONE week, aight?

Jürgen Paape - Cream: stardust sexy this track, or at least stripped down to the bare essentials of stardust sexy i.e. "da-da-dadah da da-da-dadah da da-da-dadum da da-da-dadum" lather and repeat for six minutes. When I play this sort of thing for my sister as an example of what I'm into lately she gives me a sour look and then I annoy her by telling her she hasn't developed the ear for it yet. But after German techno's 渋さ everything else sounds like pop confectionery, truth (not that there's anything wrong with that).

NiNa - In The Park: Ced's discovery. NiNa was a girlpop supergroup comprising Yuki of Judy and Mary and Kate Pierson of the B-52s as the vocalists, plus members of the Plastics and [see Wikipedia entry]. They released one album in 1999 which went to #1 in Japan and was apparently HUGE but of course no one outside of Japan so much as knew it happened.

This is one of the Kate songs, not a single but my favorite on the album. I kind of imagine [ profile] canis_m putting it on one of her MLP mixes. XD;

lyrics )

Finally, go take a look at my icons and comment with the following:

1. one that makes you automatically think of me.
2. one that you think I should TOTALLY use more often.
3. one that you don't get/needs more explanation/you have no idea why I have it.
4. comment using an icon of yours that you LOVE, and tell me why you picked THAT one too.

EDIT - I gotta beg. (I don't usually remember to beg.) Isolée's "My Hi-Matic" and that darned Superpitcher cover of "Baby's On Fire", original and/or remix, anyone? Please?
petronia: (Default)
Glad the AC fic amused. To bypass accusations of productivity, here is some music.

Franz Ferdinand - I'm Your Villain: my brain has preemptively associated the guitar intro with a certain currently spectacle-less manga villain. As in, when he appears on the page the music starts up in my head. I feel compelled to share that.

I promised to upload some of my sister's Franz Ferdinand demo collection:

Franz Ferdinand - I'm Your Villain (Demo)
Franz Ferdinand - Walk Away (Demo)
Franz Ferdinand - Well That Was Easy (Demo)

"Walk Away" differs the most: entirely acoustic and without the spy-movie guitars. I'm liking this album more with every listen, as the lyrical content starts to sink in.

The Karelia - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want: Alex Kapranos sings the Smiths (courtesy of [ profile] mitethe, from some Argentinian tribute EP). I've known several people to say they like Leonard Cohen songs much better when it's not Leonard Cohen singing them. I don't... like Smiths covers better than the originals, precisely, but they often hit me harder. I think the jaunty pop guitars and that vibrato quality to Morrissey's voice actually mask the emotional impact of the songs; you know, the UNBEARABLE SOULCRUSHING WRISTSLITTING HOPELESSNESS OF IT ALL. Low's cover of "Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me" may be the saddest thing I've ever heard. The Karelia cover doesn't get that sad, but it's still pretty sad.

Suga Shikao - AFFAIR: from 4 Flusher. In my top five Suga Shikao songs - the closest any Japanese artist has gotten to Marvin Gaye, by me.

EDIT -- Poetry meme. For consistency's sake they're actually the lyrics to a song.

Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen )

(Grabbed off the ILM Kompakt thread sometime before I actually got to listen to the CD; don't know who wrote it, don't know who translated it from the German either. ^^;)
petronia: (anyone else isn't you)
(May as well feed the Mero.) Suga Shikao, "Sanagi".

スガ シカオ


でも いつだってあなたときたら

私のことを馬鹿だと はじめから思っていたくせに・・・

こんな日が来ると 思いもしなかったけど
まだそこにあなたが いる気配すら感じるの




少しずつひらいていくの 空を飛ぶユメを見て・・・

そんな日が不意に やってくるのだとしたら
その羽根でどこへ 飛んでいけばいいかしら



そんな日がいつか やってくるのでしょうか
あなたとの日々が もう許されるのでしょうか
そんな日がいつか やってくるのでしょうか
素晴らしい日々が いつの日か・・・

English )

Kind of random but I really like it. Although since I first heard it I've been going nuts trying to relate it to XXXHolic. Why are all the sublimely happy-sounding Suga Shikao songs so sad? XD;
petronia: (music)'s had a site redesign. The account now includes a musicblog functionality: you can use bb code to link artist/song streaming pages as you namedrop, upon which said artist/song page will also ping back to your post. As an example, here's mine. I thought I'd repost some of my more coherent music-related items, mp3s included, so if any of you wanted to rec my friendslocked stuff to lj-less people... I dunno. Do people do that? XD I do, but my friends rarely listen to me anyhow.

Mind you I just tried to update the thing and it ate my post. >_> We shall see.

Kuwata Keisuke - Kawaii Miina (Single Version): a song for my back-to-school friends. *g* Man, I haven't played this one for so long. It's a solo release by the singer out of Southern All Stars. Roll down those car windows and let the sea breeze in!

lyrics )

Bebel Gilberto - August Day Song: as it says. A classic in these here parts.


Aug. 4th, 2005 09:46 pm
petronia: (neworderium)
There was other stuff I wanted to post but I don't remember what. ^^;

Suga Shikao - 8gatsu no serenade: got this from [ profile] kickinpants at one point. Now it's August, so I can post it. XD

lyrics )

...It would be a really weird and not particularly romantic serenade, if it weren't such a lovely song.

petronia: (sea and sky)
For [ profile] sesame_seed as requested. This turned out to be a rather odd and interesting song. XD

Japanese )

Romaji )

English )

Translation chat )
petronia: (music)
From the Pet Shop Boys' Back to Mine (Chris's and Neil's CDs respectively). They're non-stop mixes so there's a few seconds of the next track at the end of each.

Matia Bazar - Ti Sento: is to most italo disco as Tosca is to Così fan tutte.

Étienne Daho - La Baie: chanson française, which just to make life difficult doesn't translate to "French song". (It's a genre of French pop where you're mostly supposed to pay attention to the lyrics, which I can't find in their entirety on the Intarweb, so I'll have to transcribe and translate them. It'll take hours. XD;)

Dans la chambre déserte, les souvenirs affluent
Et je baisse la tête comme un guerrier vaincu
La plaie encore ouverte, mépris de soi réactivé
En restant seul je deviens un danger pour moi-même
petronia: (music)
For [ profile] canis_m. ^_^ I only have these, but I like them lots. It's like the trip-hop album Annie never made.

Émilie Simon - Desert (Thievery Corporation Mix)

Translating the lyrics because well I feel like it. )

Émilie Simon - Graines d'étoiles (ft. Perry Blake)

Perry Blake is an Irish singer-songwriter who seems to have done everything from folk to trip-hop. That's all I know, though.

lyrics )

...Fruit-flavoured, no doubt. (Perhaps I should go look for the CD in stores?)

October 2017



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