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24 December 2008 @ 01:52 am
Fifty years later, I know! It feels so peculiar to actually post. Anyway.

01-07: Les Misérables
08-23: Misc.
24-28: Pushing Daisies
29-30: Persuasion (1995)
31-32: The Fall
33-36: North & South
37-42: Pride & Prejudice (2005)
43-00: House, M.D.
44-00: Watchmen
45-52: Amélie

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18 June 2008 @ 10:28 pm
01 - 08: HBO's John Adams
09 - 36: Doctor Who
37 - 48: misc.

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Current Music: "Take on Me" - a-ha
23 April 2008 @ 09:50 pm

  1. "English House" - Fleet Foxes

  2. "Doomsday" - Murray Gold (Doctor Who S2)

  3. "Everything is Alright" - Motion City Soundtrack

  4. "Harrowdown Hill" - Thom Yorke

  5. "I Can't Decide" - Scissor Sisters

  6. "Me and My Shadow (feat. Jonathan Wilkes)" - Robbie Williams

  7. "Stallion Daze II - Power of Heart" - Bubble & Squeak

  8. "The Robot Trilogy II - to the Edge and Back" - Bubble & Squeak

  9. "Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?" - The Gaslight Anthem

  10. "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" - She & Him

Brief descriptions:

1. "English House" is pretty much the definition of gorgeous, shimmery alternative rock. I realize this sounds terribly schmaltzy, but this track is truly evocative of a tranquil little cottage in the English countryside.

2. "Doomsday" is probably my favorite track from the Doctor Who soundtrack (though I do love "The Master Vainglorious"). Melanie Pappenheim's vocals are just beautiful, and the "emo rock" vibe of the piece isn't cheesy at all.

3. This is Motion City Soundtrack's most famous song, but... eh. I do love it. It's an excellent balance between the irritating rhotic vocals of indie rock bands and true punk.

4. "Harrowdown Hill", being connected with the death of David Kelly, is a pretty intense and poignant song. Its catchy hook and Thom Yorke's vocals, however, make for a wonderfully electronic pop tune.

5. Ah, my favorite song ever! This has played on my iTunes countless times, really (I think about 59). It's just fun honky-tonk pop with actually rather depressing lyrics, haha. The refrain is also ridiculously catchy. (Also, points for being in the S3 finale of Doctor Who. Obviously.)

6. After his performance in De-Lovely, I've always thought that Robbie Williams was more suited to swing/jazz than contemporary pop. His foray into swing in the CD Swing When You're Winning is a fantastic example of this. My favorite track, "Me and My Shadow", is a great duet between Williams and friend Jonathan Wilkes, albeit with, er, weird spoken interactions. (N.B., however: avoid "I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen" on Williams' album; it's the most ridiculous song I've ever heard. His duet with Rupert Everett on "They Can't Take That Away From Me", though, is definitely worth a listen or two.)

7. Some of you theatre geeks may know Bubble & Squeak as Jesse Swenson's band (he of Spring Awakening fame), but I strongly encourage everyone to go buy their latest release, Dansing is an Emotion (with an "s"!), on iTunes. They've resurrected that synthy 80s Britpop sound, and this time with biting, ironic lyrics. This particular track references Tom Selleck's moustache and getting one's hand caught in a blender. How much better could it get?

8. Okay, I really had to include another cut from Bubble & Squeak's album. The Robot Trilogy, a series of three tracks detailing a robot's accidental birth and his newfound emotions, is less ironic than some other tracks, and almost has a Man of la Mancha theme to it. Part II is my favorite among the trilogy; its memorable refrain and strangely poignant lyrics smack of a potential single.

9. The Gaslight Anthem, one of my favorite indie groups, recently put out an EP entitled Señor and the Queen. Their sound is a gritty punkish one, but with certain folk and Springsteen-esque influences (which is explained by their hailing from New Jersey).

10. The combined efforts of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward have resulted in a lovely album, Volume One. The best track, "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?", is a selection of of light, folky pop with cute lyrics; Deschanel's soft, ethereal vocals certainly don't hurt, either. This track is reminiscent of post-war pop and its carefree message.
Current Music: "Supermassive Black Hole" - Muse
22 April 2008 @ 02:01 am
01-06: BBC's Robin Hood
07-17: Amélie
18-31: theatre (Les Mis, South Pacific, Gypsy)
32-37: John Simm
38-53: Doctor Who
54-59: Life on Mars
60-76: misc.

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22 February 2008 @ 08:53 pm
01-27: Best Picture nominees
28-42: Doctor Who
43-49: Good Bye, Lenin!
50-58: Sweeney Todd (stage)
59-63: HBO's Rome
64-69: Blade Runner
70-80: Batman: The Dark Knight
81-83: Les Misérables
84-96: BBC's Robin Hood
4 headers (No Country and Doctor Who)

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Current Music: "Verona" - Roméo und Julia
15 January 2008 @ 10:09 pm
01-17: Les Misérables
28-23: Steve McCurry photography
24-45: No Country for Old Men
46-52: stock
63-66: fashion editorials
67-72: misc. (Rome, novels, Amy Winehouse, album art)
73-88: images from coldwarkids.com

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10 December 2007 @ 03:16 pm
01-16 | travel stock
17-20 | musicians
21-27 | Pride and Prejudice (2005)
28-32 | misc. stock
33-41 | Brick (Les Misérables) quotes
42-42 | Javier Bardem
43-64 | fashion stock
65-70 | The Phantom of the Opera
72-75 | Rebecca
76-79 | House, M.D.
80-88 | The Golden Compass
89-92 | Elisabeth (feat. Lucheni)

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Es muß das Licht des Himmels sein...Collapse )
Current Music: "Das Licht des Himmels"
21 November 2007 @ 11:21 pm
01-07 | Threadless designs
08-09 | Hugh Laurie
10-21 | Musicians
22-22 | Curtains
23-30 | Les Misérables
31-33 | Zooey Deschanel
34-45 | Fashion
46-48 | Shia LaBeouf

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26 October 2007 @ 11:26 pm
01-12 | Sweeney Todd film
13-23 | stock
24-27 | dramatic theater (2 Hamlet, 2 Romeo & Juliet film)
28-29 | Jeeves & Wooster
30-36 | actors/singers (Hayden Tee, Michael Bublé, Buddy Rogers, Björn Andrésen)
37-41 | Les Misérables
43-52 | photography of Liv Carlé

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Current Music: "Ceora" - Lee Morgan