primroseburrows: (rock into mordor)
The thing about Bruce Springsteen is that his lyrics would be sheer poetry even if the music never existed. Case in point: Even if you know the song, try to read this without thinking of the music.

Then listen to this, because the music is just as awesome:

Bruce Springsteen - 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
primroseburrows: (SA: Ellen)
Sour Patch Kids Watermelon martini:

Two parts Stoli Razberi vodka
Two parts sour apple schnapps
Two parts sour watermelon schnapps
Two parts sour mix

Shake with ice, pour. Makes one serving. Lather, rinse, repeat PRN.

Tuck extremely cute toddler into bed (after three books and three songs, two of them Beatles covers), program Pandora to "Rankin Family", mix up the recipe, put your feet up.

Life? Is good. :D
primroseburrows: (rock into mordor)
primroseburrows: (rock into mordor)
Dave Matthews Band is currently streaming live on Hulu. Started at 9 pm EDT. Gah.

A little Bailey's wouldn't be uncalled for in honour of such an event.
primroseburrows: (typing)
I started writing this, what, a couple of weeks ago? Grr.

Comment if you want to do this and I'll give you a letter. Then you go and list ten things you like starting with that letter.

[ profile] malnpudl gave me G, because she's all subtle and random like that.

This post is brought to you by the letter G and by the number 10! )
primroseburrows: (waldorf)
Oh, Rufus. How do you manage to put that one song in each of your albums that knocks me completely flat, in that OMG-this-song-owns-me kind of really good way? *loves, loves, loves*

PS: The town in question, so I hear, is Berlin. This was also the first song I heard on Sirius after I installed it, in the middle of an interview with Rufus. Which, okay, is cool to me, at least. :)

PS#2: Rufus is lovelier than ever, n'est ces pas?

PS#3: And okay, [ profile] peacey, so maybe I don't have one exact physical type, but I definitely seem to have a colouring preference. *points to Rufus as Case in Point* Besides, he's very bright and has such a lovely mouth voice.
primroseburrows: (dS: DNF Vecchio)








primroseburrows: (beautiful)
I found this completely by accident. What an introduction to this band. I officially love them even before hearing anything else they've recorded, just because they did this. Everyone go buy their albums. With money. Pay twice.

In case you missed the link at the end, the address is There are groups like it in the UK. There's not much in the US, unfortunately. Wake up, America. These are your kids.

And then there's this one:

I've been in love with the song from the second I heard it years ago, and the video is gorgeous. My only criticism is that the men kissing look too much alike, which I think takes away from the point. But the girl with the braces? That was me (only without the braces). I thought she deserved an icon; it's one of my oldest.
primroseburrows: (natalie)
The end of this segment has twelve-year-old John Morris Rankin talking about his fiddle playing, and a very young Rankin Family playing. Just, wow, is all. What a treasure it is.&hearts

If anyone has the rest of this program, please let me know? I'll pay postage, copying fees, anything. I don't hold out much hope, but maybe somebody has it somewhere. Apparently it might still be available in some libraries. I have a at least a couple of people on my flist from Nova Scotia, so, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I really, really have to look into lessons, very soon.

ETA: Apparently this documentary was the catalyst for the Glendale Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling in 1973, which in turn gave birth to The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association, and began a revival of an art form that had been in danger of dying out completely. Without the documentary as a wake-up call, a real tragedy might have happened, which makes it even more wow.
primroseburrows: (cabot trail)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE! *does really, really bad step dance*

Cape Breton's Rankin Family reunites for new album

The eerie thing is that John Morris has been on my mind a lot recently. Maybe it's because I've been thinking about John Lennon and how I remember where I was when I heard he'd been killed. I also remember exactly where I was when I found out that John Morris had died. They were even the same age. Too young, way too young.

Okay, off to get dinner.
primroseburrows: (me)
[ profile] malnpudl, have you seen this? I don't know how recent it is It's from 22 Oct. of this year.

Also, is there an mp3 version of the westwind/cookie factory live version of "New Orleans is Sinking"? I want to put it on my iPod so I can listen to it without having to play the video (not that the video isn't omggorgeous or anything). *repeat loops video*
primroseburrows: (babypaul cigar)
Random bullet point post, because yay for learning something new in html! Wait 'til I tell [ profile] croosa. :)

  • I was going to see Twelfth Night in Providence this evening, but my friend got sick and so now I'm not. *sigh* I've got my pretty dress on and everything.
  • This is a galaxy of wrong. *headdesk* You'd think a store specialising in "sacred" items would notice the problem. (link from [ profile] spikesloveslave)
  • [ profile] sharon28 makes pretty vids. You can find them through this post. I'm partial to "Everybody Hurts" and "Something Stupider" (because it's RayV and Sinatra, which go together like gnocchi and gravy).
  • Happy Belated birthday to Neil. I can't believe I forgot to mention this yesterday. Cry your pardon, sai Gaiman. *g*
  • Apparently a whole entourage will be going to see [ profile] mr_t00by play Mackers. I'm not sure if he's happy about this or freaked out.
  • I've decided to definitely plan for Celtic Colours in 2007. Will I need a passport by then?
  • This is interesting. UC isn't for everyone, but this post is a good illustration for comparing homebirth to hospital, with or without a midwife.
  • I feel like writing, but I need to clean before I can do that, and I don't feel like cleaning. I should, though, before my house is condemned.
  • Chasing Rainbows is melodramatic, hokey, stereotyped, and overblown. In other words, it's a nighttime soap opera. I'm hopelessly addicted and utterly charmed nonetheless. may just be in danger of losing my heart to Booth Savage. At least the part that isn't already gone to the guy with the braces.
  • Tomorrow is Remembrance/Veterans/Armistice day. I feel like I should do something to commemorate it, but I don't know what. My father was in WWII and Korea. Suggestions?

In other news, [ profile] malnpudl? I get it now. Oh. My.

In further other news,I now have pictorial proof (thanks to [ profile] sam80853) that over forty and hot!female is anything but an oxymoron:

primroseburrows: (dS: partners)
[ profile] isicolo has now put ideas in my head that simultaneously amuse and horrify me, and I'm still gonna rec Truth, Justice and the Canadian Way.

dueSouth meets A Prairie Home Companion crackfic, OMG. Even if you only have a casual acquaintance with either show ([ profile] patchfire, this means YOU), go read it. It's short. Just don't eat or drink anything while reading.

The idea? An RCMP Home Companion. *headdesk*

On another, only peripherally related note, I need Italian music. If any of you have any, could you send some my way? I need ambiance if I'm ever going to finish my [ profile] vecchiofest story. Sinatra is a plus. I have a bunch of Sinatra, but I could use more. Especially if you happen to have "Forget Domani", which I do NOT, and it's one of my favourites.

Please? It's for ART! :)

Now to go have dinner with my loffly daughter. After I get the laundry, that is. And figure out where my cellphone went to, because I'm gonna be late and I have to call her and, um. Bye!
primroseburrows: (rock and roll bernie)
From [ profile] aphephobia

So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie.

(I had to do this over because I didn't start at the beginning. Oh, well. Oh, and it's all iPod stuff.)

Opening Credits:
Elton John - Love Song (Awwww! *beams*)

Waking Up:
Keeley and Gross - Clouds (I prefer sunshine. But I do like consonants.)

First Day At School:
The Who - Baba O'Riley (First day of High School, maybe. *shrugs*)

Dido - Here With Me (I did have a much-beloved best friend who moved away.)

Falling In Love:
Joni Mitchell - Songs to Aging Children Come (Makes vague sense, if you have my brain.)

Fight Song:
Elton John - My Father's Gun (Perfect!)

Breaking Up:
Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir - My Mistakes (Also perfect.)

Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad of Lucy Jordan (I didn't have a prom. What is the Deep Meaning of a housewife going mad?)

Life's OK:
Headstones - Pretty Little Death Song (Oh, dear. I must be pretty messed up. Necrophilia, addiction and insanity. Good times.)

Mental Breakdown:
Neil Diamond - Holly Holy (I suppose if you listen to too much Neil Diamond you fall apart completely?)

Johnny Cash - Hurt (Uh-oh.)

Brian Eno - The Fat Lady of Limbourg (I have no idea. You tell me.)

Getting Back Together:
Al Stewart - Time Passages (Well, okay.)

Headstones - Million $ Moment (Hehee. Note that the heading says "Wedding", not "Marriage".)

Birth of Child:
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright (for fighting) (If I had made a birth tape, this absolutely would have been on it, so, yeah)

Final Battle:
Dar Williams - Mark Rothko Song (I'll either end my own life or get painted to death? I think NOT)

Death Scene:
k.d. lang - Save Me (Hehee. Yes!)

Funeral Song:
Joni Mitchell - Carey (This can certainly be played at my funeral. In fact, I insist. It's a great song!)

End Credits:
Bernie Taupin - Billy Fury (Oh, yeah. *rocks out to the credits*)
primroseburrows: (chris black)
Dear Paul Gross,

Please stop.

You're allowed to be pretty and smart. I'll give you that.

You're also allowed to record music that's pleasant and catchy. Got a nice tune and I can dance to it, I give it a 75.
Nice but nothing out of the ordinary.

But please don't write or (gods forbid) record any more songs that are so gorgeous and intense and breathtaking that I can feel them all the way down to the tips of my fingers.

Because it really isn't fair, all that not being able to breathe and everything.

On second thought, forget I said anything.

No, really, forget it.

Carry on.

I'll be over here in a heap on the floor next to the speaker.

Until next time, so long and thanks for all the consonants,


I mean, holy shit.

Keeley and Gross - Family Matters

I blame [ profile] stormymouse for this, and I mean that in the nicest way. &hearts
primroseburrows: (Default)
Okay, if I didn't know I was the hugest music geek on the planet I do now, as evidenced by this:

I'm almost halfway through Getting Married in Buffalo Jump, and my biggest fangirly outburst is ZOMG, k.d. lang AND THE RECLINES !!!!. Maybe I'm coming down with something.

But really, this is a much better film than I expected (so far, anyway). Sweet, character-driven love story, more than just the Harlequin Special Edition I expected. Oh, Canada, how do you do television so much better?

And, um. The toothpick's a nice touch; they should've given it more screentime. Or perhaps a one-on-one contest with RayK's toothpick. Preferably in close proximity to each other. Toothpick smackdown, I can see it now.

Anyway, my conclusion so far: Paul Gross does 47 better than 32. Not that he's any slouch at 32. Just needs a few more laugh lines, is all. But ZOMGKDLANGANDTHERECLINES.

Clearly, I need therapy.

In other news, yay, I have tomorrow off! I have the following plans:

1. Get my car back, because yay (sort of) money.

2. Work on my stories, because hello, deadline. Oh, and I need a beta. *adds to list*

3. Go shopping, because we are out of food, like really.

4. Make a post at TR.

5. Buy, and consume, Mike's Hard Lime.

6. Finish up reservation stuff for Nawlins.

7. Clean my room.

8. Get my bookshelf and set up work/study/sewing space.

Okay, so all that won't be done tomorrow, but I can pretty much count on 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6, with a strong emphasis on 5.
I also have Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday off, so I should get most of it done soon, anyway. I didn't even list pay bills, do housework, or a thousand other RL things that need doing.

Also, I'm surprised that there haven't been more guesses to my iPod Lyric Meme. Tomorrow I'm going to give additional lyrics to the unguessed songs, see if that makes it a little easier. Because y'all care, I know. But really, these are good songs and should be shared with the world, yessir.

Also #2, does anyone have an mp3 of k.d. lang and the Reclines' "Big Boned Gal"? I'd be v. appreciative, say thankya. And I'm still wondering where the next eps of Slings & Arrows have gotten to. I take emails. :)

Okay, fifteen minutes before I have to leave for work. Am walking, so I have to leave early. Which means I won't finish this movie before work. Wah. But ZOMGkdLANGANDTHERECLINES. *g*
primroseburrows: (natalie)
This is true, right?

Please say yes, because it hits so many of my dorky, geeky buttons it's not even funny.

On a related note, anyone interested in going to Celtic Colours with me next fall (2007, not 2006)? If I can get the money and the vacation days at the same time, I'm going, full stop. It's been waaay too many years since I've been home back (since something like 1999). And I've never been to Celtic Colours.

So whaddya say? [ profile] songdog? [ profile] patchfire? Anyone else? C'mon, it's Atlantic Canada in October. Crisp days and clear nights and mountains and ocean and beauty and music and more music and the general yayness of it all. I'm bouncing just thinking about it. Or maybe it's the Vault soda I stole from [ profile] mr_t00by.
primroseburrows: (with glowing hearts we see thee rise)
Please marry me, Sarah.

I will find a way to have your babies. We can move to Antigonish and be happy for the rest of our lives.

Also, how do you manage to always look eighteen?


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