Mostly I'm not around these days because I work, I have a horse and I cannot stop reading J2 fic, no matter how hard I try. Not that I try.

However, last night I kept myself awake until 4 a.m. watching all of Carrie Underwood's America Idol performances on youtube, and then all her live performances on the Grand Ole Opry (and trust me, that's the first time I heard about that, but then, I'm European), and then some.

Someone on my flist once posted a NCIS fanmix. It contained the song "Closer" (by, uhm, Nine Inch Nails? Maybe?) and Elton John's "My Father Gun". Whoever you are (I dlded it and then forgot), I LOVE your fanmix. Great choice of songs and it so helps me deal with my NCIS addiction when I walk around town.

Question #1: Have you, dear fanmixer (please identify yourself?) made any other (NCIS) fanmixes?

Question #2: Do you, dear flist, know any NCIS fanmixes that you'd recommend?

Question #3: Why on earth are there still people not watching this show?
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( May. 20th, 2008 12:41 am)
OMG I cannot stop listening to Guns N'Roses! I've listened to "Estranged" about 20 times today. I can NOT stop. What's wrong with me? The last time I listened to GNR on purpose was when I was fourteen, and that was 15 16 years ago! Am I becoming a teenager again? Oh no, is this because I tried on my plaid flannel shirt last weekened to see if I could take it on my cowboy vacation? What have I done????

Here, share my pain with me:


Other things I cannot stop:
- Thinking "Oh! Pretty!" whenever I see Dean.
- Work (not by choice)
- drinking green tea
- posting random things to lj at inappropriate times and then not find the time to answer comments

Could it be that I have a problem stopping things? Wait, I'm sure there's a terminus technicus for that, *googles*, *can't stop googling*, yep, it's lack of self-control.
Then again, it might just be lack of sleep.

*listens to Estranged again*
It's that one part about 1min 13 sec into the song that keeps me coming back and back and back. Last time this happened with a song was Led Zeppelin "When the Levee Breaks", which - just like Estranged - really isn't one of the greatest songs in the history of songwriting, but at min 2:34 ... Something about Chicago, I think.

And then there was that remarkable weekend in London where I spent every waking moment listening to Led Zeppelin's Ramble On. At least that's not a reason to be ashamed.

Unlike the time I listened to George Strait's "The Big One" about fifteen times on my way home to work, trying not to DANCE on the street.

I wonder why the EU hasn't made it obligatory to put warning stickers on iPods yet."Careful, this device might ruin your reputation by making a fool out of you in public. Unless you have no reputation anymore, because you lost your last bit of dignity the night you spent sitting on the cold bedroom floor in your parents' home listening to Take That's "Never Again" again and again and again. Which, no sir, wasn't me, nuh noh.

Tell me about the songs you have been listening to without pause in a fit of insanity?
So the iPod is dead.
Dead dead dead.
For real this time, at least that's what I think the weird folder on its screen is trying to tell me.

Was I smart enough to write down my playlists and my music the last ten times it died?
No, I wasn't.

At least I think I have everything on there on my harddrive somewhere, since despite appearances, most of my music is perfectly legal and available on CDs right here in my home. Still, I'll miss my playlists. They were souvenirs, because I for lack of creativiy I kept naming them things like "January 2005" or "Nice 2007" so I always knew where I was living when I listened to that patricular playlist. Which I why the Paris Metro at seven in the morning will always be connected to Tori Amos' "Jackie's Strength" to me, for example.

Anyway, I think I need a new iPod: anyone got experience with the new models? I'm tempted by the 160GB black classic, though I am kind of pissed by how much accessories you don't get. At least on the apple website it says that you get a dock adapter, but in the store they told me that there were no accessories at all, not even a USB cable. God, I hate apple.But I love the iPod, so what can I do? If you have one of the new ones, I'd love to hear how you like it.

Also, does anyone have "Different Kind of Knight" by Kane as an mp3? I cannot stop listening to it on their myspace page, but it's not available on CD yet, so I can't buy it. Unless it is available for buying online somewhere, but if it is, they better get new P&R people, because it sure isn't advertised very well. Thank you!
Things still not learned
It's not a good idea to watch Supernatural all by myself on a cold, dark, slightly rainy Friday night, because it's a scary show, and having to crawl under the blanket because of the cold and the slight rainyness doesn't help at all. I knew this before, but I still haven't learned.

I mean, can I be sure that there are no ghosts waiting to jump me when I open the door to the hallway later? IF I open the door to the hallway?

Things learned
In Led Zeppelin's "Going to California", they sing
"Seems that the wrath of the Gods
Got a punch on the nose"

It's NOT: "Seems that those gods got a pawn shop in Oz".
Though it did make more sense to me.

OMG the phone is ringing. The phone that is IN THE HALLWAY. Should I answer? Can I risk going out there? Where is Dean when I need him?
*hides under blanket*
1) I turned the computer off today. Twice. This was done in a futile attempt to study, and also because I have nothing left to download, so there wasn't really any point in leaving it on.

2) I finished watching season 2 of Rescue Me. Rescue Me taught me the word "twat", a word previously unknown to me. There goes my innocence. I'm sure I could have happily lived ever after without knowing it, but at least now I can be suitably offended, should I ever be called "twat", which I highly doubt, since it didn't happen the last 28 years. Of course, now that I have learned the word, I found three (!) lj entries on my friends-of-list that used it. You guys have strange friends.

3) I cannot stop listening to Neil Diamond. This is a bigger problem than you probably realize, because I mean I literally can't stop listening. He is singing in my head when I turn the music off. And then he makes me want to dance. That way lies madness, but at least it took care of my Paul Simon "Concert in the Park" addiction. Seeing my "recently played" list, you'd never know that I own 300+ CDs and more than 200 other mp3s. Clearly, there is something wrong with my brain.
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( May. 21st, 2006 12:41 pm)
Because it's Sunday, and I know some of you are bored )

You are lucky, these are all fairly easy, except for 1, 14, 15 and 20, maybe.

If I find the time (and if anyone is interested), I will even upload the songs that have been guessed correctly.

Edited: Only 7 songs left to guess, some of them are quiet easy. All unguessed song are bolded now for your guessing pleasure.
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( Dec. 30th, 2005 11:03 am)
I woke up with the song "Hit The Road, Jack" stuck in my ear. That is remarkable because I cannot remember the last time I heard that song, but even more so because it was not Ray Charles's version of the song that my brain was singing, and Ray Charles is the only version my brain should know. So either I have suddenly created my very own cover version of "Hit the Road" while I was sleeping, or my brain is trying to tell me something (subtle, brain,very subtle) and chose to pick a rhythm I would be more inclined to listen to.

As a result (because I never listen to my brain and there's snow on the roads, no way I'm going anywhere today), I am thinking about cover versions, and I feel like sharing. Here we go:

Jewel -Sweet Home Alabama
I never thought I'd like any cover version of this song, but this is, while the attraction totally stems from the same things that make the original so good, is interesting. The female voice is so unexpected at first.

Emmylou Harris - When I Paint My Masterpiece
The only reason I even know this song is [ profile] sisabet's fabulous BSG vid. I'm not a big Bob Dylan fan and I had never heard of Emmylou Harris before (really), but this has become the ultimate Sarbuck song for me, and I love Starbuck.

Peanuts Gang! - Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
I'm not sure if one can call this a cover version, but it's the Peanuts, from "A Charlie Brown Christmas!, and I really wanted to share this.

Alanis Morisette - King of Pain
The Police! Alanis!

Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
As much as I love Sting, this is even better than the original.

Eva Cassidy - Yesterday
Beatles? Who were the Beatles?*g*

Tori Amos -Smells Like Teen Spirit
The influence Nirvana had on my early teenage self is rather embarrassing.

Tori Amos - Angie
I find it amazing that she can sing anything and always sound like herself.

U2 - Paint it Black
*loves U2*

U2 - Night and Day

U2 - Unchained Melody

Dwight Yokam -Crazy Little Thing Called Love
It's Queen! It's country!

That's it for now. So, anything you'd like to share with me?
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( Oct. 7th, 2005 10:34 am)
Does anyone know a song that is probably called "Single Girl", and maybe partof the lyrics are "a single girl wants a single boy to lean on"?

Yes, this really is all the information my father gave me. And then he told me that I should look in the soul category and that it sounds like Barbara Streisand. Explaining to him that Barbara Streisand isn't exactly soul and that Google really doesn't have categories either seemed like too much work.

I'm sure by now you've all seen this post. I find it absolutely fascinating. No, not the question itself, who is more beautiful, fanartists or fanficcers, because really, who cares? But the pictures people are posting. See, I've never been to a con, and I haven't met many fans in real life. So to see all those pics, see how different we all are, and how beautiful each and every one of is in their own way? (and wow, there are some real hotties there. Now I know why these cons are so popular). It's fascinating. It makes me strangely happy to see all those pics.

Also, the Six Favourite Songs Meme, because [ profile] enigel tagged me. Of course I never have favourite songs, so these six are my favourites songs right this moment. They could have changed by tomorrow, or even in an hour.

1. Blues Traveler - Pretty Angry
Cannot stop singing it. Sadly, I don't know the lyrics. My poor neighbours.
2. Charlie Daniels Band - Devil Went Down To Georgia
There's that perfect FS vid to that song, and the singer really does sound like John, doesn't he?
3. Neil Diamond - Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show (live)
I can't explain it either.
4. Trisha Yearwood - Under The Rainbow
Another case of cannot stop listening. At least with this one I don't even try to sing along.
5. George Strait - The Big One
I know, but I can't help it. I find myself making silly dance moves in public when I listen to it. It's rather embarassing.
6. Rush - Closer To The Heart
Can't explain why, but I never get tired of this song.

I've been listening to these songs a lot during the last weeks, but as I said, I don't really have favourites. Uploads by request. (and tomorrow, because I'm going to bed now. Tired.)
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( Dec. 15th, 2004 09:01 am)
Why yes, I'm still avoiding work. *g*

Themes of some of my favourite 80s shows for your downloading pleasure. Enjoy!

The Fall Guy

Miami Vice

Remington Steele

The A-Team


Simon & Simon


And because I can:
The Muppet Show Theme

The Muppets - Mahna Mahna *g*
Here's how it works:
I put my ipod on "shuffle", wrote down random lines out of the first twenty songs, and you tell me what songs they are.
Without the help of google, of course.

Beware, I have a weird taste in music and the song choice is uncensored. ;-)

1. We danced until the night became a brand-new day
September Morn - Neil Diamond, guessed by [ profile] enigel

2. All the ways I could have taken just add up to indecision

3. In the caverns of the night we're wounded by fear

4. I got a song been on my mind and the tune can be sung and the words all rhyme
Crunchy Granola Suite - Neil Diamond, guessed by [ profile] dbw

5. Can you read my mind, take me by surprise

6. We been waiting but the rain won't come

7. It's too good to slip by, too good to lose

8. So much anger so deeply ingrained seemed a burden that was hers alone

9. I'm just a human I never said was good

10. If it wasn't for the music I don't know what I'd do

11. The World is ruled by Bellophiles

12. It shouldn't bother me, but it does

13. And I got to find a power station with a beat

14. Inside your mind is a relay station, A mission probe into the unknowing

15. Wild dog howls and the long grass Whistles and the tall trees break

16. If we had a child, I'd like a son, not a daughter

17. I would fight for you - i'd lie for you
Everything I do I do it for you - Bryan Adams, guessed by [ profile] rhiannon_jehane

18. She was physically forgotten, then she slipped into my pocket with my car keys
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes - Paul Simon, guessed by [ profile] lasultrix

19. Nonsense has a welcome ring and heroes don't come easy
Monty got a raw deal by REM, guessed by [ profile] goodbyemyfancy

20. The razors and the dying roses plead i don't leave you alone
Touched by Vast, guessed by [ profile] goodbyemyfancy

Have fun!
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( Dec. 5th, 2004 05:19 pm)
For the last 24 hours, I've been listening to Maria McKee's "Show Me Heaven" on repeat. I fell asleep with it. I woke up with it. I hummed it in the theatre yesterday, and I listened to it this morning under the shower.

What is wrong with me?

So, here's the deal: I uploaded "Show Me Heaven" here. You can download it (at your own risk), if you either send me your favourite love song (oceana2602 @, or tell me which one it is.
This is the first time I use to upload something, if it doesn't work, let me know.

Oh, and whatever you do: Please don't mention Queen's "Crazy little thing called love". That song is driving me crazy, Whenever I listen to this song I find myself singing and clapping and doing strange things in the middle of the street for days afterwards. This song, called love, I just can't handle it...
Ah! I'm cursed!
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( Sep. 26th, 2004 06:06 pm)
I heard lots of people talking about John Gorka here on lj, and I saw a wonderful HL vid to one of his songs (not that I can remember which one, but I could look it up).
So, if I wanted to buy a John Gorka CD, where should I start? Are there John Gorka fans with recommendations for me?
Notice how it is Sunday 6.54 a.m. and I'm awake? And have been awake since 6.15? Lately, my body seems to think that 6.15 a.m. is the right time to wake up and od things. Like, checking Bittorrent to see if the new Stargate and Stargate Atlantis have finally downloaded. Only a few more minutes to go!
Okay, I planned to go back to bed, but not of there is new Stargate. And then I'll read everything everyone else said, and I'll probably write something of my own too, plus, there's also the not-reading-friends-list for a week, at least not properly, so I'm planning to catch up this weekend.

Let's see, what else did I do?
Watched FARSCAPE for the first time in my life. Okay, can someone please explain why my friends list isn't crawling with John Crichton? And why nobody told me that Farscape is so good?
I thought it was just another of these stupid alien shows, and you know, I don't even like Sci-Fi...But it seems to be wonderful. I have only seen two eps so far and have already fallen in love with the blue woman. And Ben Browder of course. Where has he been hiding all those years?
I desperately want the DVDs, and I've seen that there a pretty, shiny Season 1 sets offered at Ebay and Amazon.
*Checks bank account*
Damn, I already bought so much this month. Can anyone tell me if the DVDs are worth buying?

Which leads me to the things I've bought. Remember, I'm an Ebay addict, and as soos as I get paid... I'm so doomed. I'll have to starve myself the last week of this month.
Okay, I bought a CD by Jim Byrnes (from Highlander), and I have to say: I'm impressed. He has a great voice, and the CD is quite food. Sure, there are better blues CDs, but it is good enough, and it is Jim Byrnes. Also, he clearly loves to play, and the CD shows that.

And I bought a VCD of "Firehouse". For those of you who don't know, "Firehouse" is an unaired pilot of a series about firefighters in NY. And it is of course, with Richard Dean Anderson.
Spoilers )

Oh, the downloads are done! Going to watch new Staragate now, bye!
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( Jul. 16th, 2004 10:36 pm)
Wrote horrible exam on Wednesday, that I had to recover from during the last days. Recovery involved obscene amounts of Highlander episodes and Duncan/Methos slash.
Will now try to update recs page and answer lj comments.
May then try to post thoughts about Jeremiah that, if you are lucky, will include whole sentences, with proper sentence structure and things like subjects. Unlike this post.

Did also download many many mp3s of Sting performing live. As a result, someone is now having a party in my brain, constantly playing "Penny Lane". Sometimes he does also summon David Bowie.
Well, I guess there are worse things.
Just a question:
Do you have a favourite song? If yes, would you tell me which one it is?

I have lots of songs that mean something to me, but few that are real favourites in a "can-listen-to-this-song-always-and-everywhere" kind of way.
One of them is probably Janis Joplin's "Me & Bobby McGee".


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