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#12668036 Aug 29, 2016 at 07:07 PM
Going Commando
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Like the others, think of this as half a place to list what you're currently up to, half a place to list stuff you like! This way no one needs to feel like they have to turn their introduction into one big list of stuff! =D
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#12669679 Aug 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM · Edited 11 months ago
Going Commando
91 Posts
So... if I'm being perfectly honest, the only thing even remotely unique or unusual about my preference in music is probably just the fact that most of its stayed trapped in my childhood. I don't spend a great deal of time in cars anymore, and as such don't hear the radio these days very often... so there's not too many 'recent' songs that I care all that much about that I didn't already know of because I loved the artist from years ago.

That said... I love to sing. And when I say love, I well and truly mean it. It brings me a ridiculous amount of joy and, if I am in the mood, I will sing all day till I lose my voice, each day, for weeks. =p I might only have 1,000 or so songs on my ipod (I'm terribly slow at getting around to adding things to it, there are many other things I regularly listen (and sing!) to that are not on it) but I know each and every one of those 1,000 by heart (minus a few lyrics I'm sure I've misheard and learned wrong as a result. =p). As such, while there are 'plenty' of game and anime songs that I do love from all manner of series and franchises... I won't really be mentioning many here because they usually lack vocals, and as such I don't listen to them near so often!

To keep this from getting 'terribly' long (yeah I know, I'm inclined towards walls of text, sorry folks!) I'll mostly focus on some bands/artists that I happen to listen to a ton of their stuff, plus a few odds and ends... Over the years there are four that reeeeeally come up regularly for me... The Goo Goo Dolls, Sarah McLachlan, Eisley and Sara Bareilles. It's very possible that I know every song by each of them, though there are certainly periods/songs I prefer far more than others, and ones I like far less. There's a ton of other artists I like too though! Mostly staying in the realms of say... pop, alternative rock, and... whimsical random shit? I dunno! For the most part I'm just not a big fan of 'most' rap or country. Some examples for your sampling (dis)pleasure...

Goo Goo Dolls:
Slide: If you listened to the radio in the late 90s, chances are you definitely know this one.
Here is Gone: Another one that made the radio. I remember seeing this one on MTV or VH1 every day when I was making ready for school.

Sarah McLachlan:
Building a Mystery: I know Sarah's got a strong association with overly sad songs but she's honestly done plenty of stuff that isn't like that as well! =p Like this personal favorite of mine.
Angel: In turn, here IS one of those sad but beautifully done ones. =p

Eisley: A little less normal than the other three. This one never made the radio/music videos as far as I know.
Brightly Wound: First song I heard by them, after someone recommended them as a kind of... cheerful/whimsical version of Tegan and Sara. One listen and I was going through all their other works like crazy. =p
Plenty of Paper: Another favorite of theirs.

Sara Bareilles: A more recent start to the others so who doesn't already know the likes of Love Song... so... I'm going to pick something else for examples! =p
Gonna Get Over You: A fun little breakup song with an adorable video to boot!
Sweet as Whole (aka That Guys an Asshole, That Girls a Bitch): Another little fun one. Just give it the first 60 seconds. =)

As for some other odds and ends...

Loreena McKennit: Highwayman: Adore singing this and...
Loreena McKennit: The Lady of Shalott: So happy I saw her in concert.
Modest Mouse: Float On
Train: Drops of Jupiter
Alanis Morissette: Everything
The Cranberries: Linger
The Decemberists: The Mariner's Revenge Song
Fiona Apple: Criminal
Harvey Danger: Flagpole Sitta
.hack//sign: The World, Key of Twilight, In the Land of Twilight Under the Moon, etc! Have trouble finding them on youtube. Someone suggested me a song based on these but I forgot what it was, please remind me!
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
Sixpence None The Richer: Kiss Me
Xenosaga: Godsibb
Don McLean: American Pie
A Fine Frenzy: Blow Away

*looks up* I think that ought to do for now for a good variety sampling!
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#12742436 Sep 27, 2016 at 01:15 PM
Que Pantelones
30 Posts
Fun fact, I met Sarah Bareilles when she was still just an opener for bands that themselves never went anywhere. She's suuuuper sweet and humble. I'm really happy to have seen her gain a lot of the success she's garnered.
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#12780541 Oct 13, 2016 at 01:50 PM
Going Commando
91 Posts
ooo =o Glad to hear she's a lot like what she seems! Awesome that you got to meet her. =D
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