wook77: (good is dumb)
prepare to be hit with loads of fic over the next week as reveals at a variety of exchanges come up.

[livejournal.com profile] slashfest is reopening for claims this weekend so if you missed it the first time around, there's plenty more to be claimed *hinthint*

In other writing news, I've been writing this Deamus for [livejournal.com profile] slashfest and it's horribly angsty and I'm not sure that it'll have a happy ending. It's built on a bit of some plots from RPGs and some ideas that have been churning from other fics.

Then there's this angsty boondock saints/the black donnellys crossover and an angsty boondock saints/departed crossover. (Are you sensing a theme yet?)

I created a playlist for the Deamus and have been playing it non-stop in my car and at home. I thought I'd share it with you. All files are either .m4a or .mp3

Some Things Aren't Meant to Be




Download


If you snag it, I'd love to hear what you think.

ETA: Playlist might be handy, eh?

under here, playlist )
wook77: (cool)
I've declared today -

Totally Tubular Tunesharing Tuesday


Have a song that inspires you? Makes you cry? Makes you smile? Share it here :).

I've uploaded a few of the songs that do the same for me.

under here as there are quite a few of them )

One request - does anyone have the choral piece from Boondock Saints? From the scene where they're ironing the wounds? I will be willing to negotiate firstborn privileges with anyone that has it.
wook77: (Like my Wookiee)
Today is Totally Tubular Tunesharing Day.

Ok, so I needed to make Musicshare Monday happen on a Tuesday.

First three files are, unfortunately, .wma.

Float On by Modest Mouse. This song gets me happy anytime I need the pick me up.

Sake in the Jar by The Chieftains. This is an amazing collaboration between the Chieftains and a Japanese artist that I can't remember. Just soooooo cool.

The Magdelene Laundries by The Chieftains. Another collaboration between the Chieftains and a female recording artist. The story is basically true and I encourage everyone to rent The Magdelene Laundries, a movie based on the same occurrences. A very sad and embarrassing tale for Ireland and Catholicism.

I Belong to You by Lenny Kravitz. This song makes me melt in a good way and I normally play it when writing Deamus :).

Brace by Augustana. I'm completely and totally in love with Augustana and I doubt that's going to change anytime soon.

Now for a link for you...Christmas Icons. These were created for other people but they're gackable and they make me laugh.

Finally - a *poke* for the flist that's participating in [livejournal.com profile] slashfest. Have you seen THIS? I will not treat flist members differently than the rest of the participants so you all have to let me know if you need an extension. I hate to ban people on the flist but I've done it before and I'll do it this time. I almost had to ban myself last round and that would have been embarrassing but I would have done it. Please to be communicating with me about extensions or status updates.
wook77: (christmas)
A friend has declared today Music Share Monday and I cannot resist. Totally random sampling of my playlist.

Boston by Augustana (This is not the radio version... this is the much better acoustic version.)
Not Alone by Augustana (My favourite Augustana song evah)
Lover's Spit by Broken Social Scene
Stolen by Dashboard Confessional (Just so much love for this song)
Creepy by Damien Rice (omg such an amazing version of such an amazing song)

Finally - My favourite Christmas Carol. It's not Christmas at my house unless Darcy the Dragon by Roger Whittaker (.wma not .mp3) plays.

Now that I'm an adult, however... I have issues with this song -

tl;dr thoughts on Darcy and conformity )

I'm afraid that [livejournal.com profile] fiona_fawkes is pulling ahead in our challenge and I shall be forced to write fluffy!snarry. Gah, just typing it out makes me tremble in fear.

My advice to all of you? Don't bet with Feei. She is evil.
wook77: (why?)
At the gym last night, I wrote about 500 words on the treadmill, of which, I can make out about 150. My handwriting is really shitty normally but add in a treadmill? Fuggetaboutit. I'm still trying to decipher what I wrote.

I get home and sit down to start writing and my iTunes popped up Sí Do Mhaimeo Í from Altan. This song had me starting yet ONE MORE PROJECT. The only thing that made me not freak out was that I can tweak this to fulfill one of my outstanding commitments. I've heard from the few people that I showed it to that it's fairly good so I'll take it *grins*.

Altan is, IMNSHO, the best Irish band around. They've a fire to their way of playing that the Cheiftains have lost through the years.

I've uploaded a few songs to whet your appetites and get you out there buying their stuff.

Sí Do Mhaimeo Í
An Feochán (when the first was no longer enough, I switched to this.)
Dúlamán (This is the song I think of when I think of Altan. It's catchy and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has an amazing voice)
Fernanagh Highland-Donegal Highland-John Doherty's King George IV (a collection of traditional Irish music that gets me stepdancing everytime)

Finally - A Letter to God )
wook77: (o rly?)
Ok, I'm bored at work... so here goes... that iTunes meme...

Pick a number from 1-1318 (yeah, my playlist at work sucks).

I'll upload whatever has been assigned that number. I should warn you that my playlist has some very random crap on it. I cheated and removed the Christmas Music and Star Wars Soundtracks but if someone wants Darth Vader's march, well, I can do that :).


If you don't want music, please to be doing something, anything to keep me awake as I literally just fell asleep at my desk (as in, my head fell backwards and hit my chair really really hard but at least it woke me up).
wook77: (Oh Shit - Han)
So, err, there might have been a big sign on the door to my building that said "Do Not Enter Until After 9 AM".

And I might have not seen it until I entered.

And there might have been a Very Important Meeting With The People That Just Donated A Million Dollars To Us And Will Be Donating Ten Million More When They Die.

And I might have felt like an asshole.

And I might have put the wrong key into my office to unlock the door and then had to put the right key in there while the Very Important People gaped at me.

And I might, even now, be crouched down in my office with the door shut and the lights off trying my hardest to pretend I'm not here.

Oh Thursdays, you silly things... why can't you be Fridays?



Lenny Kravitz - Calling All Angels - Have some music... it's beautiful and poignant and omg, so much love and fic coming because of this song.
wook77: (Succubus)
The rest of the musicspam. Hopefully this makes up for all the begging requests from the past month.

Infected Mushrooms (dance/trance/weird techno music that I love for some reason)

Extacy
Disco Mushrooms
Cities of the Future
Cat on Mushrooms
A Psychedelic Trip
Waves of Sound
Trippy Shit
Infected Rock
Blue Muppet
Dracula

Marilyn Manson:

Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode Cover
Tainted Love
Another Brick in the Wall
I Put a Spell On You
Like A Virgin

Joy Division:

Transmission

KT Tunstall:

Suddenly I See

The Fray:

Over My Head

The Doors:

Peace Frogs
Hello I love you
Break On Through

Dashboard Confessional:

Screaming Infidelities
Hands Down

Paul Oakenfold:

Beautiful Day (U2) Perfecto Mix

U2:

She Moves in Mysterious Ways
One (Live Acoustic Version)

Sinead O'Connor and the Pogues:

Haunted


Both of these posts are random selections from my playlist that I know a variety of all of my flist will appreciate.
wook77: (sagacious zu)
I've decided today is Musicspam Monday.

Below are a list of a variety of songs that I've been playing fairly often lately.

Sinead O'Connor:

I am Stretched on your Grave
Jealous
No Man's Woman
Hold Back the Night
Til I Whisper You Something

Peter, Paul and Mary:

Golden Vanity
Fair Ireland
Dodi Li
Yuppies in the Sky

Ray Lamontagne:

Trouble (.wma file)

Bjork:
It's Oh So Quiet
99 Red Balloons

Bauhaus:

Stigmata Martyr
Bela Lagosi's Dead

Augustana:
Boston


More musicspam in a bit after I do a bit more for my company's audit. It'll be a separate post.

Rec

Aug. 14th, 2006 10:37 pm
wook77: (Happy)
First - please to be excusing typos (and rambling) here. I've just taken my night-time painkillers and my brain is mush but I have to get this out...

A while back, back when I was basically a n00b to fandom, I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] slashfest and claimed something by [livejournal.com profile] furiosity. The story that came out of it is Hands that I was and still am fairly proud of. It was one of the first things I ever had rec'd in a newsletter and I still have the issue bookmarked (yes, ok, I'm a dork).

Fast forward to [livejournal.com profile] hd_remix where I didn't list any safe stories. I put my faith in the other writers and decided to let them have free reign/rein/rain (sod it if I can remember which one I mean right now). If I had picked safe stories, there were two that I would have chosen - Hands and Moments.

The Months of Poker in Manchester takes Hands and improves it so very much that I really can't claim the original because the remix is so much more than anything I could possibly have ever written. I'm so very glad I didn't pick any safe stories. I would have hated to miss out on this.

The story is sharp, witty, and amazing. I pinged quite a few people on my flist begging for help in what to say because, honestly, all I could think was "fucking brilliant". This truly is fucking brilliant and you seriously will not be disappointed in it.

There are so many little details that the anonymous author has incorporated in here to make this hers (his) that she (he) has overwhelmed me. She (He) makes my dialogue seem witty and painful but true, so very very true to how I see Harry and Draco. They're dysfunctional and symbiotic and breathtaking. I must have stared at the screen for a good long while just absorbing the entirety of this.

I hope every single person that participates in [livejournal.com profile] hd_remix gets something equally as amazing as what I received.

Also - have a song. It's from The Constant Gardener and is Justin's Lament. I've had this on repeat all day as I've been writing. Painful and beautiful.

Picspam is tomorrow as I didn't get near what I wanted to accomplish done. Sorry.

WTF

Jun. 9th, 2006 11:13 am
wook77: (What the Shit?)
A WTF moment for all of you. )

By the way - if you all want an RPG that's entertaining to watch... [livejournal.com profile] vu_network is starting to heat up. In the last week alone, there's a "thing" between Harry and Draco, overly!chipper!Parvati and Emo!Goth!Colin are going to be going to Hogsmeade together and Dean kissed Seamus while drunk, leaving poor Mandy devastated. In addition - someone stole Emo!Goth!Colin's eyeliner and he came up with some very very entertaining threats.

If anyone needs help getting caught up, I'm more than willing to squee about it and/or point you all to [livejournal.com profile] doyouvu where the summaries of what all has happened are posted on a weekly basis.
wook77: (Like my Wookiee)
As promised - My Coachella Review - from start to finish cause man, what a trip.

Friday )
Saturday )
Sunday )
Monday )
wook77: (Jango Bells)
If you haven't already, you can give me your address on THIS POST. Everything is screened so it shan't be seen by the world at large. I do not mind shipping overseas so don't let that stop you! I'm already sending to Australia, Britain, Japan and Mexico so the more the merrier! The first batch will be sent tomorrow. However, I have plenty of cards left.

Music to share with you all. These are some of my favorite carols during the Holiday Season.

Emmanuel by Janis Ian. This is a beautiful song. My favorite carol to sing along with, the voices blend perfectly, IMHO.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Loreena McKennit. This is probably the most unique interpretation of this carol I've heard. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen has been a favorite of mine ever since I started singing in elementary school. (Sidenote, I did a Holiday show that I bellydanced to this song, so I adore it!)

I Saw Three Ships by Sting. It's a beautiful and simple song.

Ave Maria by Chris Cornell. Really unique interpretation of this classic.

Darcy the Dragon by Roger Whittaker. I didn't know Roger Whittaker sang other songs than just Christmas until two years ago (clueless, me? naw). For me, it's not Christmas until I hear this song.
Put One Foot in Front of Another - from Santa Claus is Coming to Town. This is just a fun song to sing along with.


On the Holiday Cheer front, it's 64 degrees here. We've decorated the Cacti. Next up is to string some lights on the house and gleefully announce that we're NOT expecting a White Christmas, thank the maker. I don't miss snow or ice or any of that crap.

I shall be heading to Winterhaven, a neighborhood here in Tucson that has the best decorations, on Saturday. On Sunday, it's off to San Xavier del Bac Mission. This Mission, founded in 1700 a.d., decorates for Christmas in a native style due to its placement on the Tohono O'odham Nation's Reservation.

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