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Pre-Happy Thanksgiving! I will be making the stuffing this year, unstuffed, because cooking it inside a turkey is hard and involves close contact with the cavity of an animal’s carcass.

I will be working on Black Friday, so keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I pray for patience and the strength not to be buried alive under a pile of sweater.

From Grey’s Anatomy latest episode, Second Opinion, the part where Callie and Derek are talking. That show is giving me fever. First off all, they killed off Mr. Feeny just so Christina would go back to Seattle when she should never have left in the first place.  Next, they have new interns and are trying to introduce them as real characters.  Ummm, hmmm, when those two hospitals merged they basically killed off all of the new people.  Grey’s fans don’t like new characters.  Finally, of course Derek’s hand will heal because if he went off to teach it would be boring to watch. I would say “I don’t know why I still watch this show,” but, actually I do: I because I have watched it from the beginning, for some reason I am committed t o seeing this hot mess through to the end.

Heard this on WTMD.  Apparently, it was on Walking Dead last season.

Love, love, love this song. I put it into the Infinite Jukebox (created by Paul Lamare at MIT’s most recent Music Hack Day) and listened for like twenty minutes. Hypnotizing!

Augie March – One Crowded Hour

I have listened to this song ALL DAY long. It’s like Leonard Cohen meets Bob Dylan meets Rufus Wainwright.

I thought I had found my golden September
In the middle of that purple June
But one crowded hour
Would lead to my wreck and ruin

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Swamped again.  I feel like every other week ends up being insane.  But…music makes doing homework and running around way more enjoyable.

I wish this song went on foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Ok so, I was watching The Good Wife and there was this amazing song at the end and I was dying trying to find it and then I found out that The Blow used the background music from Come On Petunia and then wrote new lyrics so CBS wouldn’t get sued (check out @thebl0w for the deets). I really wish that there was a real copy of that version. Anyway it was the episode “Two Girls, One Code” (so lame, with the title), starting at like the 40 min mark and then all the way to the end.

Here are the lyrics:

can everybody see that i’m on fire
did they watch you burn this mother down
please don’t rescue me
i’m free to burn out as i please
just leave me be
don’t put me out

i don’t care if people know
i don’t care what they’d say
when a little spark got started
and i’d just sit and watched it grow
as the flames speed through more and more (?)
everyone will know-oh-oh-oh

Lovely duet

“Like a rabbit in your headlights” really sticks out, lol

 

 

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Summer is cooling off a little. We have had a few days where I could actually stand to be outside!

What an intense wedding. I kind of want to loop the chorus and just sing it over and over.

Makes me want to roller skate in a poodle skirt.

The background sounds are hypnotic, in a good way.

Fantastic song, so many good lines.  Heard it on Sons of Anarchy, poor Opie!

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I feel like music comes in cycles.  New stuff is hits the airwaves, it starts to get played occasionally, OMG people love it, it reaches peak popularity, and then its beaten to death like a INSERT WITTICISM HERE.

I think we are in phase one of that cycle because I have been hearing a lot of new music recently!

These guys are so cool, I would have guessed they were Australian.

“I will not pretend I’m to good for this song.  I will not pretend I’m too good for this song.” -My new mantra

Love this song! Plus the word “wallowing” needs to make a comeback.

“Without joy, joy, joy, and the rain” Love this line.

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Some new tunes for new times!

Bonnie Raitt was recently interviewed on World Cafe to promote her new cd Slipstream.

Good for the gym; it was free on tunes a few weeks ago.

And now, here are the forays of famous people into music videos.

Actually, I like both of these songs.

Shia LaBeouf is naked and the girl is topless, but, also, there is music.

Daniel Radcliffe is clothed, drunk, and alone, but, also, there is music.

Kumaré

Synopsis:

Sri Kumaré is an enlightened guru from the East who has come to America to spread his teachings. After three months in Phoenix, Kumaré has found a group of devoted students who embrace him as a true spiritual teacher. But beneath his long beard, deep penetrating eyes, and his endless smile, Kumaré has a secret he is about to unveil to his disciples: he is not real. Kumaré is really Vikram Gandhi, an American filmmaker from New Jersey who wanted to see if he could transform himself into a guru and build a following of real people. Now, he is conflicted — can he unveil the truth to these disciples with whom he has spent so much time, and who now look to him for guidance?

From NY Times interview:

I was meeting tons of different spiritual leaders and teachers, and I’d be saying: “This person is just making something up. Why does everyone else think this is legitimate?” What I saw made me think: “What if I pretended to be one of these people? Wouldn’t that show something about the nature of why people are grasping onto things, especially if I’m going to be saying that what I’m teaching is not real and it’s kind of nonsense?”

I would say I am a skeptical person, and not religious at all, so I can see why Gandhi would want to prove that people are gullible and religion is about blind faith. On the other hand, I would never be able to keep up a ruse this complicated for that amount of time.  Sometimes when I am trying to prank people, I just can’t control my face and I burst out laughing. Furthermore, I would feel soooo uncomfortable with people talking about their personal lives and their beliefs and struggles.  From the interviews I’ve seen, Gandhi definitely did not expect people to accept him so readily and I think he was surprised that people attributed changes in their lives to him.  The documentary follows Gandhi from the development of his “cult” to the unveiling of his true identity.  My impression is that this goes well, rather than turning into a huge disaster, but I guess will have to wait and see.

Here are some interviews from SXSW; they do give away a fair amount of the story:

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More music, less problems.

I love the title of this song, Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake. Sounds spicy! I heard it at the end of Grey’s Anatomy like two weeks ago. The second half, starting at 2:24, is my favorite:

Two music legends + Two pianos + Lyrics that reference Moby Dick = Awesome

Just to preface this video, the whole thing is the girl “dancing” (shaking her butt). She does a really great job, but it is still kind of boring.

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I’ve been obsessively listening to the Hunger Games Soundtrack for the past two days and it’s time to take a break. Here’s some of the music I’ve been listening to recently:

I know that I’m late to the game on this one, and I don’t even like Kreayshawn’s original version, but I like this:

 

This song was featured in the tv show Revenge:

 

Fun, catchy, and calming:

 

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the weather!