I am terrible at Livejournal, and I apologize. But I have to write this down.

*this Uncle Kracker song comes on the radio*
Andrew, after two verses: Wait, is this song about a guy sleeping with a married woman?
Me: Yes. His only hit, and that is exactly what it's about. At least, I think it was his only hit. Can you name any other Uncle Kracker songs?
Andrew: Isn't that 'tear my life into pieces, this is my last resort' song by them?
Me: That's by Papa Roach. Totally different genre, style, etc.
Andrew: Well, they're both related to you.

Also, we went to lunch Saturday at this cute little diner that has tiny jukeboxes at each booth. We were seated at a table though, so all the music we heard was chosen by the group of four 10-12 year olds at the booth next to us. (Their parents were at another table nearby, supervising, and I definitely heard one kid go, "DON'T talk to me!" to them, lol). I am ashamed/pleased that I really bopped to all the music they picked. Apparently, my musical tastes are right in line with the youths.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled Flashback Friday.

March 21st, 2007: You know, this is actually kind of a cool meme. I still like all those songs, though I don't listen to Savage Garden or West Side Story nearly as much as I did seven years ago.

March 21st, 2010: Yeah, I don't really miss grad school. I mean, I kind of miss seeing lots of people every day, and all the free food and events I had access to, but I don't miss being ridiculously busy and reading long, boring articles during all my spare time.

March 21st, 2013: I need a new show to liveblog, but one that's shorter than Project Runway. I am also enjoying watching Under the Gunn right now, because it's just Project Runway lite.

Answer to last Wednesday's song: Push, by Matchbox Twenty. No one guessed this.
Answer to last Thursday's song: Wheels of a Dream, from Ragtime. No one guessed this either.
This is the world we live in:

1. This morning at church, after I sat down but before mass had started, I took my phone out of my pocket to turn the sound off. The elderly woman next to me was watching me, and I was thinking, "Oh gosh, I hope she doesn't think I'm texting or something in church. Please don't judge me, I'm just shutting the sound off!" The next time I glanced over at her, she had taken out her touch screen smart phone and was turning its sound off.

2. Friday afternoon, I was driving home from work and singing Wrecking Ball pretty loudly in my car. I was in the right hand lane on the highway when a car pulled up to pass me on the left, and I glanced over at it (like we all do). The woman in the passenger seat had her window rolled down and was singing Wrecking Ball at me. I couldn't hear her at all (and didn't react fast enough to roll my window down too) but she must have seen me singing it (it's pretty obvious, because everyone does this certain head motion when they sing the 'you wre-eh-eked me' part) and realized she had the same radio station on. So we had a brief sing-a-long, and It was awesome.

Answer to last Sunday's song: Band of Gold, by Freda Payne. No one guessed this.
Ten songs I love right now (and please don't judge me :P). These are mostly songs I hear on the radio and enjoy rocking out to, or old favorites that I always love seek out.

  1. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

  2. Part of Your World (Reprise) - The Little Mermaid

  3. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly

  4. Treasure - Bruno Mars

  5. When Will My Life Begin - Tangled

  6. Royals - Lorde

  7. Cups - Anna Kendrick

  8. A Heart Full of Love - Les Miserables

  9. Holy Grail - Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake

  10. This, which I have listened to roughly three times a day, every day, for the last week.

Answer to last Saturday's song: Colors of the Wind, from Pocahontas. [livejournal.com profile] becofoz got this one right!
TV thought for tonight: Can someone PLEASE get Ichabod Crane some 21st Century clothes? I mean, it's cute to have him running around in his outfit from the 1770's for a little while, but how long can you make the man wear the same shirt and pants? He can keep the rocking coat, but get some motherfucking jeans and a T-shirt on that man.

Answer to last Monday's song: Happy Working Song, from Enchanted. No one guessed this, but there were a lot of correct guesses to the song poem! Here are all the answers to that:

All the small things - All The Small Things, by Blink-182
In every heart there is a room - And So It Goes, by Billy Joel
Drink with me to days gone by - Drink With Me, from Les Miserables
Love power, a little love power - Love Power, from Muppet Treasure Island
Steady as the beating drum - Steady As the Beating Drum, from Pocahontas
Whatever happened to Saturday night? - Hot Patootie, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I'm counting back the number of the steps - My Alcoholic Friends, by The Dresden Dolls
I made it through the wilderness - Like A Virgin, by Madonna
You can shake an apple off an apple tree - Stuck On You, by Elvis
Sit around and watch the tube but nothing's on - Longview, by Green Day
Meme seen on [livejournal.com profile] letsgokomets journal that looked like fun!

Put your iPod on shuffle (I don't have an iPod, and iTunes is of THE DEVIL, but I'll use my music player) press play, and the next button. Write the first line of lyrics in the first ten songs to create your poem. Don't lie, the poems actually come out pretty cool...

All the small things
In every heart there is a room
Drink with me to days gone by
Love power, a little love power
Steady as the beating drum
Whatever happened to Saturday night?
I'm counting back the number of the steps
I made it through the wilderness
You can shake an apple off an apple tree
Sit around and watch the tube but nothing's on

And it did come out cool!

Full disclosure: I skipped songs with no lyrics and one track that was from a spoken comedy album (and one song that I've never heard before, and have no idea how it got on my computer, but that totally doesn't count.) Can anyone guess the songs I ended up with? This can be like a bonus quote game, lol.

Answer to last Monday's song: We Can't Stop, by Miley Cyrus. DON'T JUDGE ME.
Finally meme time!

Stolen/encouraged by [livejournal.com profile] letsgokomets :)

Some of the pics below the cut are DEFINITELY not safe for work.

List 10 celebs who could get it without asking twice. Include photos! )

Answer to last Wednesday's song: Cabaret, from Cabaret. No one guessed this.
Guys, I've gotten to the point in my song quotes where I can't remember which songs I've already quoted or not. I kept a list of all the ones I did during lent, but after that.... Not so much. I really need to go back through all my posts and make a master list, but the thought of doing that is quite daunting. I think, in order to get this done, I'm going to have to do it in stages.

So, here's a list of a week's worth of songs I quoted, following the end of Lent. I'll update this post (hopefully) as I work through the rest of the weeks between then and now.

As always, if there's something you like on this list, and you want it, and I own it, I'll gladly send it to you!

Songs since Lent: )

Answer to last Saturday's song: Mary Jane, by Alanis Morissette. No one guessed this one.
Completely gratuitous post just to have a post for today. :)

Answer to last Tuesday's song, and the first song after Lent: Just Give Me a Reason by Pink, featuring Nate Ruess from Fun. No one guessed this, which makes me really sad because Fun is awesome, and Pink is awesome, and this song is AMAZING and how have you guys not memorized it by now? GEEZE.

Here! Listen to it! Enjoy the official video, which features Pink making out with her actual husband, which means that they were probably really half naked and really making out, which makes this like, softcore porn... While Nate Ruess watches/serenades. Kinky. (Also, WHERE DO I SIGN UP FOR THAT?)

Well, I'm all messed up with posting (missed yesterday, oops) so here's a quick post just to say that the answers to last weeks songs for Wednesday and Thursday. Then there will be a Project Runway liveblog later tonight.

Wednesday - Some Nights, by Fun (which Kelli did get right!)
Thursday - Through With You, by Maroon 5
For those of you new to my journal, lo these many years ago, before it was taken over by Monster High, this journal was pretty much all Harry Potter, all the time. A lot of that was concerned with fanfic (mostly Remus/Sirius): ranting about it, reading it, writing it, discussing it, etc. That waned as I went to college and had like, parties to go to on Friday nights, instead of my Friday Night Fanfic Binge (seriously, I did it so often I gave it a proper name)... But I've always got at least one epically long story going (right now I actually have three... oops), and inspiration for short ones strikes now and again.

So, without further ado, the fic I wrote in about half an hour tonight, unbetaed except by me.

When The Daylight Comes I'll Have To Go )
And thus I ask you, what is the point of censoring song lyrics? I mean, we all know what they're saying, especially if the censor is poor, so why even bother? We're just filling in the appropriate 'fucks' and 'shits' in our head.

It is possibly born of the logic that children should never have heard those words, and therefore have nothing with which to fill in the blanks, but that seems ridiculously optimistic and possibly downright stupid in this day and age. Also, my mother taught me more about swearing (inadvertently) than Eminem ever could.

And finally, even if they've never heard the word fuck, and you censor it out, aren't they going to wonder what word goes there, and what caused it to be taken out, and ask someone? Or Google it? They're probably not just going to accept the blank space in the song as natural. It's clearly not meant to be there.

I ask again, what is the point?

Hey, here's a strange request. I need more 80's music in my life. Does anyone have some good stuff they'd be willing to upload for me?

I realize this is super vague, but I don't have any specific music in mind, just stuff from the 80's. The more one hit wonder-y the better. For instance, I'd love to have Come on Eileen.

Thanks if you can help!


You know what? Nothing makes me feel really good inside quite like music from the 90's.

Seriously, you just cannot feel bad when the Spice Girls are singing.
I never thought I'd say this, but thank you Beyonce. You done good.

And now, it's time for a pointless music meme! Not just any pointless meme, mind you, no a pointless MUSIC meme.

1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, MP3 Player, or whatever on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.

You can tell I'm bored today, cause I keep updating.

I just watched Miley on Hannah Montana get an apple out of a vending machine. WTF? Since when do they have fruit vending machines in high schools?

Speaking of which, I love Hannah Montana. And I am not ashamed. This show is hilarious. I was listening to my new Hannah Montana sountrack yesterday while I glued dirty slashy fanfic quotes to a poster for Nora. And I thought "This is odd." It was like when I had to take my Eminem cd out to put in the Hannah Montana one. I am truly a person of wide and varied tastes.

Also, am I the only person who wonders who Mr. Krabs slept/spawned with to get Pearl? How does a crab get a whale for a daughter? Was he married? Is she adopted? Why am I thinking about this?

And finally, a story I heard about my six year old cousin Roahan. One day he went to the bathroom, and forgot to zip up his zipper. So he comes back and his teacher says "Roahan, your fly is open." Roahan has never heard it called that, so he's like "What?" and the teacher points. At which point Roahan says, "Oh, my man cave is open!" and the teacher is like "What?!?" and Roahan says "It's where I keep the beast."

I died when I heard that. OF THE HILARITY.

Emily lent my a copy of the Pocahontas soundtrack to burn, and thus I have been listening to Pocahontas for the past three days.

God it is beautiful. I mean, ok, Listen With Your Heart is the cheesiest song EVER, but the rest of it is freaking gorgeous. And, without going on a huge rant about Disney past vs. present (which I could do, trust me), this music illustrates the three issues with kids' movies today that make them the suck, instead of the awesome.

1. Songs that advance the plot. Nowadays, I feel like songs in kids' movies are there so that they can call the movie "a full-length musical adventure" even though you could cut the songs and not lose anything. Try to imagine a classic Disney movie (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Cinderella, etc.) without one of its songs. See what you've lost in terms of plot and/or characterization? If that doesn't happen, lose the song. (Unless it's something like Fathoms Below, which is short, and though the lyrics aren't important, what happens during it is.)

2. The death of the Disney chorus. Every decent Disney movie has an anonymous chorus that comes in at some point, usually the end. And it is awesome.

3. Challenging kids. Listen, really listen, to the words to Kill the Beast, Hellfire, and Savages (to name a few). A sample: "Filthy little heathens... they're only good when dead, they're vermin as I said and worse... they're not like you and me which means they must be evil." That's some deep prejudice there, and some really strong language. And when I was a kid and heard it, I had no idea about all the shit the Indians went through and why the English were saying this, but I knew they were bad. Kids aren't stupid, but they do lack experience and an extensive vocabulary. It's ok to teach them a little. As a movie maker, you shouldn't be afraid to put some dark images or language in your movie. It's what separates the fantastic Disney movies from the mediocre ones. People today don't give kids enough credit. Stop coddling them. I promise they won't turn out and worse than I did.

Bah. I have to go to Orgo now. But I really am in love with Pocahontas.

The following is really just for my future reference, and is in no way a request for the items listed below. I decided to put it in my LJ because this way I won't lose it.

What Megan Wants for Christmas:
-The Inuyasha and/or FMA calendars I saw in Borders today
-Chocolate Frogs
-The rest of the FMA DVD's that I don't own
-Music and Lyrics (movie and/or soundtrack)
-Maroon 5's new cd
-Hannah Montana Soundtrack
-Little Mermaid Sweatshirt
-The Scorpion King
-Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
-Georgia Nicholson book #6
-Two tickets to see TLM on Broadway. Seriously, I'm thinking of just asking mom to have all the relatives contribute money to this instead of buying me Christmas presents. Because I REALLY want to go, and it's too expensive for just my mom to do. 



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