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25 February 2008 @ 04:44 pm
Shameless whoring out...but it's my fuckin journal so DEAL!!!!

I recently started contributing to a music blog! Come visit and comment! We currently get ZERO TO ZILCH comments. I'll love you forever :D.

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27 December 2007 @ 04:10 pm
I know, I know, I really need to get off LJ and have a life, but I promise I have one!!

But seeing as I'm going to be awake for the next 30 something hours, doing nothing but trying to stay awake, I figured I'd give myself something to do.

I've recently come into a lot of music.

And I mean A LOT of music. My iTunes library has increased by 2000 the past week. I've found a bunch of live shows on the internet, bought a lot of Cd's...basically I'm opening it up to any kind of request. Here's a large and general list of some of the things I have, feel free to request any of it.

- Guster Live Shows
- David Ryan Harris Live Shows
- As always, any Mayer (including the Continuum First Listen which I finally got!!)
- Jamie Scott & the Town CD, great new Brit-Pop band (called the next James Morrison *wink wink*)
- Friday Night Lights Soundtrack (really amazing group of music!)
- Sara Bareilles' Album: Little Voice
- Paramore's Album: Riot
- A bunch of Aimee Mann music
- Alexi Murdoch
- The Album Leaf (lots of great instrumental tracks)
- The Police: Synchronicity, Ghost in the Machine, Outlandos D'Amour, Zenyatta Mondatta
- Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan Studio Sessions
- Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits
- Damien Rice: Live From Union Chapel
- Ray LaMontagne: Till the Sun Turns Black (One of my FAVORITE albums ever...damn you Jessica)
- Teitur: Poetry & Aeroplanes, Stay Under the Stars
- Jeff Buckley: Grace, Live at Sinee, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
- Clapton: The Ultimate Collection
- John Coltrane: The Ultimate Blue Train
- Buddy Guy: Buddy's Baddest, the Best of Buddy GUy
- A Fine Frenzy: One Cell in the Sea
- Eric Clapton: From the Cradle
- The Killers: Sawdust
- Sting: The Dream of the Blue Turtles
- Paul Simon: Greatest Hits
- Michael Buble: It's Time
- Rosie Thomas: These Friends of Mine
- B.B. King: Midnight Believer
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Axis: Bold as Love
- Rufus Wainwright: Self Titled
- Death Cab for Cutie: You Can Play These Songs With Chords
- Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings
- Grey's Anatomy: Soundtracks 1-3
- Iron & Wine: The Shepherd's Dog
- Dave Matthews Band: The Best of What's Around Vol. 1
- Frank Sinatra: In the Wee Small Hours
- James Morrison - Undiscovered
- Damien Rice - B Sides
- Ben Harper - Both Sides of the Gun
- Guster - Lost and Gone Forever
- Ingrid Michaelson - Girls and Boys
- Matt Nathanson - When Everything Meant Everything

I'm also putting together a 6 Degrees of Mayer playlist with all the music I've ever discovered because of him in any which way. Look out for that ;)
25 December 2007 @ 12:03 am
So I'm not sure if this isn't total crap or what...but I just found this beautiful Jason Mraz song and it was so appropriate for this time of year, I just had to crank out a short before the holidays passed us by. So enjoy!!

All I Want for Christmas is UsCollapse )
08 December 2007 @ 08:54 pm
Acoustic set just ended, here's the set list so far. Check back for an update after the trio!

Stop This Train
In Your Atmosphere
SOMETHING NEW?! or a cover I don't know

Everyday I Have The Blues
Wait until tomorrow
Out of my mind
who did you think I was
come when I call
Good love
bold as love

Oh and by the way girls, it saddens me to say that chad has a girlfrind. She has short blonde hair and is sitting 3 rows in front of me.

EDIT: oh! And paramore is here! They're across the row from me
13 September 2007 @ 08:30 am
13 September 2007 @ 08:26 am

Current Music: I Do - Jude
29 August 2007 @ 01:42 am
When I was 12 years old, I thought that pot was some faraway fantasy that would never cross my path in a million years. Then I slowly began to realize that the people that I'd always counted on to be so straight laced and honorable weren't really the way that I thought. I learned that my best friend in the entire world smoked pot almost every weekend, and that some of my good friends got drunk and did cocaine at raging parties every night. Yet, these people were not cracked out drug addicts, they were normal people, who led normal lives, got normal grades, and had normal families. I thought that my perfect little city world would never be breached by such evils. I can't imagine how naive I used to be.

Flash forward to 2007: I have since dated 3 of these supposed druggies and found them to be quite lovely human beings, though mixed up with the wrong set. And everyday I find out that old people from my past were so different than I experienced them through my little prude, teenage eyes. People may surprise you, in many, many ways.

I have no idea if any of that makes sense...recovering from heat stroke.
19 August 2007 @ 07:18 pm
My name is Natalie Marie and I am a shopaholic.
It all started with shoes and sparkly t-shirts when I was young, and now it has morphed into anything and everything.
But for the past few months...music has been the topic of my shopping expeditions.

Thusly, I have an incredible amount of new CD's in my possession. And I'd love to share them with the world :P

So here's the list, if anyone wants anything I'd be glad to sendspace it :D

Ben Harper - Both Sides of the Gun
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings
Ben Folds - Songs For Silverman
Sting - The Dreams of the Blue Turtles
Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
Derek Trucks Band - Joyful Noise
Bob Dylan - The Hits
Guster - Lost and Gone Forever
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Jeff Buckley - Live at Sine
The Police - Zendayatta Mondatta
B.B. King - Midnight Believer
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
Emerson Hart - Cigarettes and Gasoline
Eric Clapton - From the Cradle
John Frusciante - DC EP
Buddy Guy - Buddy's Baddest - the Best of Buddy Guy
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
Rosie Thomas - These Friends of Mine
Michael Buble - It's Time
Paul Simon - The Essential Paul Simon
Dave Matthews Band - TBOWR vol. 1 (Greatest Hits)
John Mayer (About time!) - Continuum
John Mayer - Heavier Things
Mute Math - Mute Math (Self Titled)
A Fine Frenzy - One Cell in the Sea

There are probably more, so I'm just gonna keep updating and bold the new ones! I hope I can help someone out!
Current Music: gather round the stone - ben harper
18 August 2007 @ 10:04 pm
Yay!! Now that I actually have people reading my journal, I can do these things and something might actually happen! I have no idea where I got some of these so....good luck :D

The deal is, put your iTunes on shuffle and copy your favorite line of each song that plays.

1. I run my hands down your neck, across your back to another fret

2. Love is a burning thing, and it makes a firey ring

3. You think my up and leave is something I'm gonna do, feel my chest when I look at you

4. Things may not go as you planned, dark clouds might bring you pain, but I will be in your heart still

5. I'm gonna lay my head on some lonesome railroad line, and let the 2:19 ease my troubled mind

6. We are the innovators, they are the limiators

7. One more chain I break, to get me closer to you

8. I refuse to believe that my life's gonna be, just some string of incompletes, never to lead me to anything remotely close to my home life

9. Like a stone I fall into your eyes, keep into some mystery, keep into that mystery

10. I know it's wrong to leave you so alone, I know it's wrong to be so far from home

11. Real, real like a plastic bouquet, that thrives on the smoke from an old fireplace and dies every night with her face on the news

12. You know I'm free, free now baby, I'm free from your spell

13. Now we're standing facing west, tracing my fingers round a silhouette I haven't gotten used to yet, but it's the brightest thing I've got

14. May our minds lose the battle and may our hearts win the war

15. Good to go for wherever I'm needed, bags are packed and I'm down by the door, you can take all the tricks up my sleeve I don't need them anymore

16. Life is not a play it's what we make of the people we love

17. Love can mend your life but love can break your heart

18. When only music is the answer, every living being is a dancer

19. there ain't nobody who can show you how to find the surface when you're underground, there ain't no blanket that can hide this cold

20. our love was strange in a strange land, we got broken wings we were bound to fall, until the sun comes up you can hold my hand
18 August 2007 @ 08:55 pm
I'm watching Willy Wonka :D and it's moved me to write. I'm talking the REAL Willy Wonka, not the new one with Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore (thought that one is good in its own special way). You gotta love Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum (where did he go, by the way?). Though I never realized it before, this is my absolute favorite movie of all time. Sure it's old, sure there are some inconsistencies and flubs, but it's a cinematic piece of art.

I love how, even though we have no idea what the candy tastes like, every single time someone pulls out just the wrapper of any of the Wonka candy, I immediately think, "That looks SO good." Like the Scrumdidlyumptious bar in the beginning with the little kid with the black hair. I would give my right arm to have one of those...just the way the wrapper looks...and the sound it makes when Charlie bites into it once he buys one. And of course, once they get into the factory, everything is a tasty explosion!! Someone was a real genius when they put this thing together.

The comedy is good-natured and wholesome, something that never happens in movies now. And when I was younger, i even missed most of the jokes, but when you really think about it, it's HILARIOUS! I mean, the guy with the computer that's supposed to find the location of the golden ticket is and it tells him that it wouldn't because that would be cheating. Where IS that guy?? He's hilarious!! And the news reporter. And the teacher....all great characters.

And the music!! It's like a candy store of sounds and words. So maybe now everything is all computerized and lyrics are made to be clever....call me crazy, but I LOVE this good old-fashioned music with the heavy strings and the corny lyrics. "Candy Man" and "Pure Imagination" are my absolute favorites. The candy store man is my absolute favorite character behind Willy Wonka. That song makes me believe that dreams are possible :P. "Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew...cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two..."

I find the strangest things about the movie that are so exciting! The costumes are perfect. Even the little mints that Veruca's dad gives to Veruca's mom intrigue me. And speaking of Veruca....

I know that Roald Dahl was the one who came up with the characters, but this cast is the definitive version of each one. Violet is spot on! Veruca is the best spoiled brat I've ever seen. Mike TV is humorously jaded. Augustus is the perfect fat boy. And Charlie, of course is the sweetest, humblest, most adorable little boy (though Freddie Highmore is cute). The grandparents, the mother, the candy store man, and OF COURSE Willy Wonka! This casting director should be praised as a genius.

So, in short, Willy Wonka is the best movie ever. I'll leave you with a little something...

Who can take tomorrow, dip it in a dream
separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
the candy man...
the candy man can...
The candy man can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good
and the world tastes good, cause the candy man thinks it should