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flavors of the week

So, I'm changing the format of this journal, because I like pimping MP3s more than just telling you guys what to listen to. XD

Here's what I've been listening to lately. All are YSI and expire in a week. Enjoy!

30 Seconds To Mars - Oblivion (live acoustic)
30 Seconds To Mars - Revolution (track cut from A Beautiful Lie)
30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill (live, acoustic on Daily Download)
All-American Rejects - Beautiful (Christina Aguilera cover)
Brand New - Jesus
Fall Out Boy - Carpal Tunnel Of Love
Fall Out Boy - This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race
The Hush Sound - Crawling Towards The Sun
The Hush Sound - Echo
Kristine Sa - The Truth Is (Yuna's theme from FFX-2, but with lyrics. Gorgeous.)
Lauren Hoffman - Helena (My Chemical Romance cover - this is BEAUTIFUL.)
Lauren Hoffman - Of All The Gin Joints In All The World... (Fall Out Boy cover)
Lily Allen - Knock 'Em Out
Lily Allen - Littlest Things
Panic! at the Disco - Killer Queen (live Queen cover)
Paramore - Emergency
Rock Kills Kid - Paralyzed
The Sounds - Painted By Numbers
The Sounds - Queen of Apology
The Sounds - Rock N' Roll
The String Quartet Tribute to Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance

Japanese (yeah, it's all J-pop this time around.)
Angela Aki - Kiss From A Rose (Japanese version of the Seal song)
Anna Tsuchiya - Rose
Arashi - Sakura Sake
KAT-TUN - Signal
Morning Musume - Go Girl! Koi no Victory
OLIVIA - Into The Stars
Otsuka Ai - Momo no Hanabira
Otsuka Ai - Planetarium
Otsuka Ai - Sakuranbo

Other languages
Dong Bang Shin Ki - Hi Ya Ya Summer Day (Korean)
Rachid Taha & Elissa - Baddi Doub (Arabic & Spanish)
Varttina - Katariina (Finnish - this song is AMAZING.)

Grab bag!

All songs come highly, HIGHLY recommended. Enjoy!

(this is my way of distracting myself from the fact that I'm sick as a dog, thanks to standing out in the freezing rain for 5+ hours to see 30STM and Cobra Starship. dear God, I didn't think that much snot could come out of my head.)

30 Seconds To Mars - "Attack"
30 Seconds To Mars - "Buddha For Mary"
30 Seconds To Mars - "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)"
30 Seconds To Mars - "Echelon"
30 Seconds To Mars - "From Yesterday"
30 Seconds To Mars - "Hunter" (Bjork cover)
30 Seconds To Mars - "Savior"
30 Seconds To Mars - "The Kill" (acoustic, live on Daily Download)
Bloc Party - "Banquet"
Bloc Party - "Helicopter"
Bloc Party - "Like Eating Glass"
Bloc Party - "This Modern Love"
Cobra Starship - "The Ballad Of Big Poppa And Diamond Girl"
Cobra Starship - "The Church Of Hot Addiction"
Cobra Starship - "Send My Love To The Dance Floor"
Cobra Starship - "Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)"
Dresden Dolls - "Backstabber"
Fall Out Boy - "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy (acoustic)"
Fall Out Boy - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Joy Division cover)
Flogging Molly - "Screaming At The Wailing Wall"
Flogging Molly - "Seven Deadly Sins"
Gang of Four - "Natural's Not It"
Gym Class Heroes - "7 Weeks" (ft. William Beckett)
Gym Class Heroes - "Clothes Off!" (ft. Patrick Stump)
Gym Class Heroes - "Cupid's Chokehold" (ft. Patrick Stump)
Gym Class Heroes - "The Queen and I"
Gym Class Heroes - "Scandalous Scholastics"
Gym Class Heroes - "Taxi Driver"
My Chemical Romance - "The End"
My Chemical Romance - "House of Wolves"
My Chemical Romance - "Teenagers"
Panic! at the Disco - "Camisado"
Panic! at the Disco - "Maneater" (Nelly Furtado cover; live on Jo Whiley)
Panic! at the Disco - "This Is Halloween"
Panic! at the Disco - "Time to Dance"
Paramore - "Emergency"
Paramore - "Pressure"
Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Hong Kong Garden"
The Sounds - "Ego"
The Sounds - "Queen of Apology"
Straylight Run - "The Miracle That Never Came"
The Strokes - "What Ever Happened"
The String Quartet Tribute to Panic! at the Disco - "Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off"

[video post 1] iPod format videos!

And now for something completely different - iPod/iTunes-format videos, for your viewing pleasure! I converted a bunch of these and they're just lying around on my computer, so I might as well share them. Most are PVs/music videos, with live performances and a game FMV or two in there.

30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill
AFI - Miss Murder (live at 2006 MTV Movie Awards)
Ayumi Hamasaki - About You
Ayumi Hamasaki - Evolution
Daigo Stardust ft. Miyavi - Maria (live)
Dir en grey - [KR] Cube
Dir en grey - Cage
Dresden Dolls - Backstabber
Fall Out Boy - A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me
Final Fantasy X - Yuna's Wedding
Gackt - Vanilla (live, and yes, it is the fanservice one. XD)
Gazette - Cassis
hide - Beauty & Stupid (live)
hide - Genkai Haretsu
hide - Pink Spider
Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix - Another Side, Another Story (Deep Dive)
Kingdom Hearts 2 - opening FMV
Miyavi - Ashita Genki ni Naare
Miyavi - Coo Quack Cluck -ku ku ru-
Miyavi - Freedom Fighters
Miyavi - Itoshii Hito
Miyavi - Jibun Kakumei 2003
Miyavi - POP is Dead
Miyavi - Senor Senora Senorita
Miyavi - Shindemo Boogie-Woogie
Morning Musume - Koko ni iruzee! (live)
Morning Musume - Osaka Koi No Uta
Morning Musume - Say Yeah! Motto Miracle Night (live)
My Chemical Romance - Helena
My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
Pierrot - Yuuyami Suicide
Pink - Just Like A Pill
Placebo - Pure Morning
Placebo - Taste In Men
Shiina Ringo - Koufukuron
Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There
Spice Girls - Wannabe
t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said
The TRAX - Blaze Away
The TRAX - Paradox
The TRAX - Rhapsody
The TRAX - Scorpio


(x-posted to my journal, sushi_says, and ysi_leftovers)
Nerdiest theme EVER. (Yes, this also includes instrumentals/songs merely named after a historical figure, place, or event, because I say so, dammit.)

10) "Boadicea" - Enya
This song is so pretty. Also, Boadicea is one of my heroines, yay for kick-ass Celts!

9) "Springtime For Hitler" - The Producers
OH COME ON. You would have picked it too, don't lie. XD

8) "Marco Polo" - Loreena McKennitt
Another pretty, instrumental song. There's this guy in my World Civ class who thought Marco Polo was French, and I post this to mock him

7) "Buddha For Mary" - 30 Seconds To Mars
I really love the lyrics of this song. *hearts for Jared Leto's completely allegorical lyrics*

6) "Burning Times" - Inkubus Sukkubus
As you can probably tell, it's about the Salem witch trials. I heart Inkubus Sukkubus, they're all Wiccan chick-goth and awesome.

5) "Fields of Athenry" - Dropkick Murphys
One of the 3 songs on here not about/referencing/named after a person, this song is a cover of a ballad about the Irish potato famine. It gives me goosebumps. There's a bunch of covers out there, too.

4) "Alexander The Great" - Bond
I've been a fangirl of Alexander ever since I was old enough to know who he was (yay for me being a wee history nerd), so yeah, this song makes the list. Also, it's a really beautiful instrumental.

3) "Muhammad My Friend" - Tori Amos
Gorgeous, like all of her songs, and I love the lyric "We both know it was a girl back in Bethlehem".

2) "Rasputin" - Boney M
I don't need a reason, because it's a song about Rasputin being the uber-pimp, and you can't go wrong with that.

1) "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" - They Might Be Giants
We're learning about the Ottoman Empire now, meaning this song gets stuck in my head every Tuesday and Thursday. Not that I mind, it's only the most awesome song EVER.
Well, welcome to this little venue for me to tell you all what you should be listening to. Hope you enjoy it! Or not, you know. But you should.

On to the first top 10 recs list. The theme for this one is "Music In Languages I Don't Understand", which means not in English, Japanese, Arabic, or French. It also doesn't mean I can carry on an intelligent conversation in Japanese, Arabic, or French either, mind you. XD

10) "Simple Love" - Jay Chou (Chinese)
Awwww. This is one of those songs that gives you a warm, fuzzy, kittens-and-puppies kind of feeling.
9) "Dragostea Din Tei" - O-Zone (Romanian)
The Numa Numa song. What more can I say?
8) "No Hay Perdon" - Go Betty Go (Spanish)
I used to speak Spanish, for 2 years in high school. However, given that the only thing I can understand in this song is "amores perros" and "no hay perdon", I think I've forgotten it. Anyway, it's Spanish girl-punk, you should check it out.
7) "Kelas (Let's Dance)" - Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror Of Shambala OST (Romany?)
Wah, so pretty. <3 It's the song the gypsies sing to Ed and Heiderich in the beginning.
6) "Zachem Ya (Why Am I)" - t.A.T.u (Russian)
The Russian version of "Stars". This song is lovely, which I can't usually say about a song that involves a pseudo-lesbian nymphet rapping in Russian, but it is.
5) "Engel" - Rammstein (German)
Not normally a Rammstein fan over here, but something about this song hits me. Love the chorus, with the female singer.
4) "Simarik (Kiss Kiss)" - Tarkan (Turkish)
This is the original version of the "Kiss Kiss" song that Holly Valance and Stella Soleil did, and it's like 572357207502 times better because it's sung by a sexy Turkish man. God, I love Tarkan.
3) "Katariina" - Varttina (Finnish)
Varttina is this Finnish vocal group, and I swear to GOD these girls have iron vocal cords or something, holy crap. This song is so much fun and makes me want to cavort merrily in a forest or something.
2) "Saade Dil Te Churiyan Chaliyan" - Daler Mendhi (Hindi)
So happy! Bollywood/Indian music in general is twenty-seven different flavors of awesome.
1) "Gamen" - Garmarna (Swedish)
THIS SONG IS FUCKING AMAZING. Think Yuki Kajiura's soundtracks for like, Tsubasa Chronicle or .hack//whatever, but make it even better and have it in a real language, and you have this song. OMG. <3

If you can't find any of these songs, I'll be happy to do a YSI upload of them for you. ^^