kyrielle: (sheep)
Sunday, February 26th, 2017 04:03 pm
Ask me for my top five favorite [blank] — any subject (but bear in mind that if I'm not comfy with it or it doesn't apply, I may get creative), and I will do my best to answer.
kyrielle: (sheep)
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 07:12 am
[This is a meme I borrowed from my friends-list on LiveJournal, mostly because I like the particular topic. Disclaimer: If you want to, please feel free to ignore it, I won't make assumptions about who's reading based on it. Neither do I feel you ought to have to post it if you comment. I just copied the text of the meme verbatim, except for removing the explicit 'LJ' reference since some people will be reading this on Dreamwidth.]

I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts. So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your USERNAME. Only one word please! Then repost so I can leave a word for you. Don't just post a word and not copy - that's not as much fun!
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kyrielle: (holiday tree)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 09:38 am
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First and foremost, I wanted to greet Christmas with a healthy new baby. And look: I have a healthy new baby.

Now, I would like a little extra sleep and to regain my old stamina - in progress, but not there yet.

I have the usual barrage of commercial wants at my wish-list too, and a lot of them would be nice, but...this is already a wonderful Christmas as-is.

(And yes, I'm tempted by the gift card. What can I say?)
kyrielle: (holiday tree)
Monday, December 12th, 2011 07:52 pm
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Christmas, because that's what we celebrated growing up; but I celebrate it largely in the secular sense. I am generally very low-key about holidays but I enjoy the family togetherness and the gift-giving aspects of the holiday, especially the family togetherness. :)
kyrielle: (sheep)
Friday, December 9th, 2011 09:53 am
(I was going to go back and mark ones no one had gotten yet to encourage guesses, but that was my plan if I got around to it. Yeah, we're short on round tuits here and the square ones are just not the same, so...here are the answers instead.)

Answers to the music meme. Includes the first person to get the ones that were solved (regardless of correct artist, although as it happened every first named the same artist that was performing in my list).

Cut because hey, 20 songs is a long list. )
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kyrielle: (sheep)
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 06:50 pm
First lines of twenty songs (random/shuffle on my "I at least like this" playlist, removing duplicate artists, removing instrumentals, removing songs not in English, removing ones where the first line gives the title). Comment with the artist/song for the ones you know.

Comments screened. Google is cheating (at least, if you post it afterward, not if you're just curious :). I'll post the answers later this week - how much later depends on Ian's choice of arrival time, but not before Monday evening.

1. We are young; heartache to heartache we stand, no promises, no demands.
2. Express yourself, don't repress yourself. [repeats]
3. There is a tale that the island people tell, don't care if it is true 'cause I love it so well.
4. You know our love was meant to be the kind of love that lasts forever.
5. Baby, look at me, and tell me what you see. You ain't seen the best of me yet.
6. Victor was born in the spring of '44, and never saw his father anymore.
7. Love is the only thing that matters; love is the only thing that's real.
8. It's of a bold young sailor, from fortune he did run.
9. Met my old lover at the grocery store as snow was falling Christmas Eve.
10. It's been years since they told her about it, the darkness her body possessed.
11. Candles on the table in a darkened room, a long-forgotten voice that sings a half-familiar tune
12. She said we're much too different, we're from two separate worlds.
13. You can dance, you can dance, having the time of your life.
14. At night, when you turn off all the lights, there's no place that you can hide.
15. Hush, close your eyes, and I'll keep you safe, allow you to weep and sing you to sleep.
16. There was a man back in '95 whose heart ran out of summers
17. Six o'clock already, I was just in the middle of a dream.
18. Under blue and silver sky, far from the sea, snow-laden breezes wild and free
19. Life is a long road, everyone knows it. Nothing is ever the way that you suppose it.
20. Only one shadow on the wall, just one candle burning bright.
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kyrielle: (sheep)
Friday, July 8th, 2011 06:29 pm
It's been a while since the last guess at the song meme I posted, so I've gone ahead and posted the answers to the unguessed ones before I get distracted and never do. If anyone's curious, they're there now. :)
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kyrielle: (sheep)
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 06:33 pm
[Edit: okay, it's been nearly a week. I'm posting the remaining answers for anyone who was curious.]

step 1: put your music player on shuffle.
step 2: post the first line from the first 15 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
step 2a: Skip any instrumentals and songs where the first line is or contains the title.
step 3: strike out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
step 4: looking them up on google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
step 5: if you like the game, post your own.

(optional step 1a: turn off the "repeat one song over and over option" you had on from amusing the toddler earlier in the day....)

(disclosure: I put the list of songs I LIKE and LISTEN TO on shuffle, not everything that's ever been imported/added, because lo, I import/buy whole CDs and only like some of what's on them....)

  1. Pick me up, then put me down
    Seanan McGuire - Dorothy (identified by [livejournal.com profile] tollers, and subsequently by [livejournal.com profile] tibicina)

  2. Mmm...hold on tight to your dreams. [Electric Light Orchestra - Hold on Tight]

  3. Across the vein of night there cuts a path of searing light
    Dan Fogelberg - Nexus (identified by [livejournal.com profile] leeshajoy)

  4. It's clear as tattoos on your eyes
    SJ Tucker - Girl in the Garden (identified by [livejournal.com profile] solcita, and subsequently by [livejournal.com profile] tollers and [livejournal.com profile] tibicina)

  5. The kitsune girl with the sakura smile
    Seanan McGuire - Take Advantage of Me (identified by [livejournal.com profile] bayushi)

  6. 'Cause if the devil would take her, I'd thank him for his pain
    Great Big Sea - Scolding Wife (identified by [livejournal.com profile] solcita)

  7. Girl, don't tell me that it's morning
    Great Big Sea - Boston and St. John's (identified by [livejournal.com profile] dormouse_in_tea)

  8. Things haven't been the same since you came into my life [Madonna - Secret]

  9. I can no more be bound than the hawk in flight [Spiral Rhythm - Freedom]

  10. There are stars in the southern sky
    The Eagles - Seven Bridges Road (identified by [livejournal.com profile] bayushi)

  11. Ia ora te natura [alt first English: I know I don't get there often enough]
    Jimmy Buffett - One Particular Harbour (identified by [livejournal.com profile] bayushi)

  12. Out of this island, far from the cage that most will know [Christopher Cross - Hunger]

  13. It is the night. My body's weak. [Christopher Cross - Ride Like the Wind]

  14. under blue and silver sky, far from the sea [SJ Tucker - Cold Sunshine]

  15. Moving on the floor now babe you're a bird of paradise.
    Duran Duran - Rio (identified by [livejournal.com profile] bayushi)
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kyrielle: (sheep)
Sunday, September 26th, 2010 09:36 am
So, yes, I dropped the ball on this. Here are the remaining days. Some are unanswered because, well, I got stuck on them which is what derailed this.

http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

Days 14-30. Longish. )
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kyrielle: (sheep)
Friday, September 10th, 2010 09:21 pm
http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

I missed yesterday, partly because it was a long day (we had friends over), but also because of the nature of question 12. I'm giving up on #12.

Day 12 - A song from a band you hate

...I don't really hate bands. There are ones I don't care for, but I don't hate them. And I don't really find them memorable. I really...have no idea how to address this one.

Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure

Elton John, "Original Sin."

There's another group of friends over (a game Scott's running that I'm not in, so no YouTube link as I don't want to sit in the middle of this playing snippets of them until I find one I like.
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kyrielle: (sheep)
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 08:53 pm
http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

Day 11 - A song from your favorite band

Augh! Which favorite band? *whines* S.J. Tucker, Suzanne Vega, and Dan Fogelberg - all likely to turn up as such - have already made this meme. Ruling out the ones I am nearly 100% sure will appear later in this meme...hmm.

Billy Joel. In which case, it has to be "The Downeaster Alexa" because it's just beautiful.

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kyrielle: (sheep)
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 06:42 pm
http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep

I used to fall asleep to the radio each night as a teenager - I'm not sure why. That's not the case any more. I don't have a song that makes me fall asleep....

...so I'll share the one we play to help Drew fall asleep when me or Scott singing him lullabies isn't doing the job. I like it quite a lot, even if it doesn't put me to sleep.

Blackmore's Night, "Way to Mandalay"

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kyrielle: (sheep)
Monday, September 6th, 2010 09:14 pm
http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

Day 09 - A song that you can dance to

Um. Assuming "stamping your feet back and forth and moving your arms about with no training or particular grace" can be called dancing, anyway....

S.J. Tucker, "Taglio".

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kyrielle: (sheep)
Monday, September 6th, 2010 12:29 am
[This is for yesterday. I'll do today...later today.]

http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to

Judy Collins's version of "Suzanne" from Forever (I heard it this way first, and it's the one that sounds 'right' in my mind, and the pacing/phrasing is very different from anything else I've heard - even the Youtube videos of Judy singing it at other times/places).
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kyrielle: (sheep)
Saturday, September 4th, 2010 02:34 pm
http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event

What is with all these memory questions? Music is...not my memory device. Still, doing my best here....

Suzanne Vega, "Rosemary" - reminds me of her concert at the Oregon Zoo in 2005, a little bit, because that was when I first heard it. :P

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kyrielle: (sheep)
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 10:17 pm
http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere

This one's hard for me - songs mostly don't remind me of places. I'm going to go with John Denver's "Calypso" which reminds me of my childhood home, specifically in the living room watching television, purely because I remember that my mother admired or liked watching Jacques Cousteau. Interestingly I don't really remember which - it's a very vague memory and I wonder whether it is even accurate or only a child's interpretation. Nonetheless, the song (referring to Cousteau's boat, Calypso) reminds me of her. I don't know if we ever even listened to the song together at any point...or if she ever heard it...or would have liked it.

Enh. Enough babbling. A Youtube link:

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kyrielle: (sheep)
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 10:33 pm
http://donotrustme.blogspot.com/2010/04/30-days-of-music-meme.html

Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone

Alouette, which reminds me of my mother. She used to sing it to me when I was young and I loved it because it was so pretty and nicely repetetive, and it sounded exotic to my ears since I didn't speak French.

I was horrified when I learned what it meant. (Which is doubly ironic since I grew up on a farm where we raised sheep for meat, until I was almost five.)
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