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  1. Jukebox the Ghost- Beady Eyes on the Horizon There's a dead man hanging, slumped over the steering wheel of an interstate Runaway bursting into flames And the devil was gently breathing, sleeping face-down in my Apartment, and like all his friends I'm growing tired of his games... And there's a homeless man arranging his hands, grooving to the beat Radiating from a police scanner, who said "The air was feeling good to Me, just as cool and ripe as air can be," and a woman who sincerely Believes in UFOs and who can blame her when the stars are hanging Overhead, dangling by a thread, floating ten thousand feet off the ground... (This was a story told to me when I was just the age of 17, one which God himself dictated to me, he said, "This is how all this sh*t's gonna Be when I blow your little planet into smithereens." It haunted my Dreams like an accident on replay on a TV screen.) She sees faces in her dreams--strange machines she'd never seen Blueprints of submarines to reassemble in a time of dire need And there were preachers in the desert, waving to the crowd Dictating seven angry letters from a man up in the clouds And there were 27 soldiers telling 27 lies And a hole inside a hurricane with a pair of beady eyes A pair of beady eyes looking down onto the pavement while the stars are gathered 'round Because they all will want a front seat when sh*t starts going down Because the sun is just a supernova turned the other way around! There were strangers in the subway and men in limousines making deals and Swapping photographs of cans of gasoline, and there are no angels in the woodwork Or devils on the ground, and they are looking through a hurricane's tectonic wall of Sound and a man who smokes his cigarettes the other way around and she is looking In behind him from inside a wall of sound and she is dancing with the neon because The air is feeling good against her arms and legs and fingertips are measuring the Distance in the spaces in between me and you and all your friends when there's no Time to load a weapon and no time to make amends and people frozen in their tracks Staring at the sky at a hole inside a hurricane revealing... A pair of beady eyes! A pair of beady eyes looking down onto the pavement while the stars are gathered 'round Because they all will want a front seat when sh*t starts going down Because the sun is just a supernova turned the other way around! This is not a test, this is the real thing...
  2. Sara Bareilles- Uncharted Guilty Pleasures....
  3. Our indoor percussion show this year is really cool, much more inventive than last year's! It's Geometry, but I think that's just the working title. There are 3 movements main movements, with a few other short segments, but only 2 of them are fully done and they segue rather well. Prelude: Starting off with a mysterious E from a synth, other instruments add in with foreshadowing of themes from the show, an accelerando follows until the hi-hat kicks in; counting us off into- Movement I-Square: A funky romp in E minor, with duets from a keyboard and a battery percussion instruments intoducing the themes. A short silence is broken by the temple blocks, then a short snippet of "Hip to be Square" is played before the themes are repeated, this time with the full ensemble. The battery break is a change of pace, then a crescendo leading up to syncopated attacks. Wind chimes lead us to- Bridge: Slow arpeggios from the marimba are accompanied by a quirky melody from the vibes before a odd chord leading us into- Movement II: Circle A very beautiful D major piece, "Circle" starts off with a piano playing a pretty melody in 4/4 before launching into a quirly 7/8 melody, accompanied by ride cymbal and glockenspeil. The xylo and marimba then have the melody, which switches between 7/8 and 4/4 a few times, with Crotales (when we find a way to mount them) adding in on the 4/4 bars. The melody then transfers to the glockenspiel before a crescendo up the keyboards; causing a "false climax" (a silent 2 beats.) A suspended cymbal roll then leads into the real climax, with the battery finally thundering in and various themes occurring simultaneously. Things then calm down with the piano playing one of the more musically moving themes, with vibes and marimba joining in with the theme stated at the start. Where it goes from here is unclear. Movement III: Triangle is incomplete to my knowledge and all I know is that it is a quirky waltz in D minor. What exactly happens is unknown to me. Link to music (might still be processing; just wait a little bit): Sorry for such a long post. If you're reading this still; THANKS!
  4. Sorry for the late reply but here's the track list to both: UK Version: "The Six Teens" "Solid Gold Brass" "Turn It Down" "Medussa" "Lady Starlight" "The Man With the Golden Arm" "Fox on the Run" "Breakdown" "My Generation" US Version: "The Ballroom Blitz" "The Six Teens" "No You Don't" "AC DC" "I Wanna Be Committed" "Sweet F.A." "Fox on the Run (7" version) "Set Me Free" "Into the Night" "Solid Gold Brass"
  5. Skuff

    1980s

    ^Paul wasn't too bad in the 80's. Not everything he did was magic, but there were some great tunes from him in the 80's. Such as "Spies Like Us," "Press," and "Take it Away." The 80's was a different decade, musically, than any other.
  6. On the US Chart, most definitely "One Week" by BnL. In the UK, maybe "F**k You" by Cee Lo Green.
  7. This reminds me of something I did in English class earlier this year. Every day, when we walk in the room (I have English 1st period) we have a journal prompt to write. Well, one day, a few months ago, one of them was something about music connecting with your life. Well, it originally was going to be short, maybe a page, about "Soul Finger" reminding me of the good times of marching band and something else. Well, I start raving on about how I love analyzing the lyrics of songs. One that I talked about was "Mine's Not A High Horse" by the Shins: After that confrontation you left me wringing my cold hands we shared some information we might not recover from and I watch your convictions melt like ice cubes in an ocean you were so poorly cast as a malcontent You've got em all on your side that just leads more from doubt to slaughter "I never knew he thought that!" I heard you say falling out of the van "Don't ask for his opinion they ought to drown him in holy water" Will you remember my reply when your high horse dies? We'd like to go the distance but not a one of us is gonna you see nobody's wise enough to turn this ancient boat around these are the muddy waters i'm swimming in to make a living; that I might drown in them should come as no surprise You want 'em all on your side that just makes more for doubt to slaughter "I never knew he thought that!" I heard you say falling out of the van "Don't ask for his opinion they ought to drown him in holy water" Will you remember my reply when your high horse dies? You've got them all on your side that just leads more from doubt to slaughter "I never knew he thought that!" I heard you say falling out of the van "Don't ask for his opinion they ought to drown him in holy water" Will you remember my reply one finger parallel to the sky?
  8. New Found Glory~All Downhill from Here (Catalyst)
  9. Here's a few from Gorillaz. Gorillaz-Feel Good Inc with the laughing Gorillaz-On Melancholy Hill. That chime hit gets me EVERY time I listen to that song.
  10. With all of this Christmas stuff going on, I've gotten quite a lot of new music. Here's the straight-up CD's I've gotten recently: Alan Wake OST Gorillaz-Demon Days As for downloads, I've gotten quite a few, thanks to just about every family member giving me iTunes gift cards for Christmas. I still have enough for another album left; any recommendations? In order: Senator and the New Republic The Apples in stereo-Fun Trick Noisemaker Ok Go- Of The Blue Colour of the Sky MGMT-Oracular Spectacular The xx On Vinyl: Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend-Contra (Owned both digitally before) Gorillaz-Plastic Beach (owned the CD) The Apples in stereo-Travellers in Space and Time
  11. Well, there were 2 different versions of "Desolation Boulevard," the UK from 1974 and the US from 1975.The track listings were entirely different. This explains how in the Wikipedia quote they mentioned the album twice; the 1974 one refers to the UK LP.
  12. Let me tell you ‘bout the end of the beginning Or of the end; depends on where you land. You came on the scene just as the party’s ending I’ll start again and then you’ll understand. It’s like the bird That you can’t see But you can hear the pretty music in the tree. It’s like the word That you can’t say But you can sing the pretty music anyway. Now I know there are some things that you need to discover: Turn off your mind and do yourself a favor! (like the bird, you can’t see, it’s a part of you, woo and it’s a part of me) Girl, I can see behind your eyes your mind is spinnin’ Cause if your eyes can make the skies come clear So you came in at the bottom of the inning And no one knows if whether you’re from here It’s like the bird That you can’t see But you can hear the pretty music in the tree. It’s like the word That you can’t say But you can sing the pretty music anyway. Now I know there are some things require concentration: Turn off your mind and use your ‘magination. (girl you know what I’m talking about) Come down and plant your feet into the ground. Feel free; plant your mind in mystery. So you want to know the meaning of my song? I’ll tell you now: it’s all about how you feel. Baby, I don’t know or care where you are from, Just so I know that where you go is real. It’s like the bird That you can’t see But you can hear the pretty music in the tree. It’s like the word That you can’t say But you can sing the pretty music anyway. Now I know there are some things that you need to explain, girl: Turn off your mind; you’re using up your brain, girl! (c’mon) (like the bird, you can’t see, it’s a part of you, woo and it’s a part of me) Like the bird. The Apples in stereo~The Bird you Can't See
  13. Well, there's some discussion as to who actually said that. It sounds more like John to me. What he said was "Got the wrong chord; f**king hell." Or something like that.
  14. ^Despite its origins, It's currently one of my favorite songs. The Apples are one of my recent discoveries, and I'm loving them; they have a deal on their website where you can get a shirt, a vinyl copy of "#1 Hits Explosion," an mp3 download and some other goodies, and I plan on getting that for my birthday. Except when I tries it tonight, it told me they were out of stock of something in my order I deduced it by adding the items individually to either being LP (which I don't think you can buy individually) or the mp3's which tell you they are out of stock when you try and buy them. *Shrugs* The Apples In stereo~Energy
  15. A few songs Vampire Weekend's debut record contains profanity: "Who gives a f--k about an Oxford Comma?"-Oxford Comma "Do you want to f--k like you know I do?"- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa "Walcott, The Bottleneck Is a s--t show" "Walcott, F--k the women from Wellfleet, F--k the bears out in Provincetown, out of Cape Cod Tonight"- Walcott Also "That Big Bit Me" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones contains it's fair share of swearing: "But when it hit me I was bit; s--t I came clean with it" and in the chorus: "The bug's been around since time began; it's bitten bigger better bastards than the one I am." One of the most shocking uses, to me, is in "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt: "She could see from my face that I was f--king high."
  16. There was major overhaul to the third movement of our show, but I can't seem to edit my first post. So anyway, here's the new link: any help would be appreciated! Not that I really care, it just bugs me.
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