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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
[with a hint of |a cacophany of YouTube vidoes playing simultaneously]

The bloke and I spent this entire weekend stripping, sanding, varnishing and painting the living room. It's very nearly done. It will look amazing. I am exhausted. Every muscle in my body is complaining today.

On the positive side, we had BBC Radio 6 on for hours, the consequence of which was that I rediscovered how much I love music, and how much of it is powerfully associated with the people in my life. Particularly those on DW/LJ. (Also, I discovered that Lister from Red Dwarf does a funk and soul show, that I still don't like prog rock, and that I recognize a disturbing number of dreadfully cheesy house tunes from the early 90s.) Anyway, I got inspired to make a playlist based on those associations.

  • angelcityblues - Golden Palominos - Ride
  • anthrokeight - Lush - Ladykillers - YouTube
  • attictroll - Assemblage 23 - Disappoint YouTube
  • automatic_kafka - Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me - YouTube
  • becala/becala - The Pogues - Dirty Old Town - YouTube
  • bedlammessiah - Skinny Puppy - Assimilate YouTube
  • belasco/belasco - Ministry - Every Day Is Halloween - YouTube
  • bellelaqueen - Massive Attack - Dissolved Girl - YouTube
  • chickenfeet2003/chickenfeet - Carmina Burana - O Fortuna
  • colubra - Velvet Acid Christ - Fun With Drugs YouTube
  • danaid_luv - Missy Elliott - Work It
  • doccy/doccy - Juno Reactor - Jardin de Cecile - YouTube
  • flexagain - Rex the Runt theme music
  • foreverdirt/happydork - Portishead - Sour Times - YouTube
  • gourou - Spoon - I Turn My Camera On - YouTube
  • greyface - Imminent Starvation - Tentack One - YouTube
  • guyinahat - Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture -
  • helful_mammal - Evanescence - Going Under - YouTube
  • imyril - Mahna Mahna (Heavy Metal version) - YouTube
  • ironed_orchid/ironed_orchid - Einstuerzende Neubauten - Haus der Luege - YouTube
  • jerrycoat - Nine Inch Nails - Every Day Is Exactly The Same - YouTube
  • kittenhotep - Black Flag - Rise Above - YouTube
  • leidan - Suicide Commando - Love Breeds Suicide
  • mananath - The Field - Over The Ice - YouTube
  • marieoroumania - VNV Nation - Chosen - YouTube
  • minirth - Hot Chip - One Life Stand - YouTube
  • mysti77 - M.I.A. - Mango Pickle Down River - YouTube
  • namey/namey - Snog - Corporate Slave - YouTube
  • nimoloth - Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World - YouTube
  • pbristow/pbristow - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Radio Intro
  • pixelsrzen - LSG - The Train of Thought v1.1
  • prosicated - KT Tunstall - Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - YouTube
  • quoththeravyn - Björk - Possibly Maybe - YouTube
  • returntosender/paleblinds - David Bowie - Let's Dance - YouTube
  • saltdawg - LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum - YouTube
  • sanat - Curve - Clipped - YouTube
  • santero13 - Aphex Twin - Windowlicker - YouTube
  • scanner_darkly - A Perfect Circle - Counting Bodies Like Sheep - YouTube
  • seismic - M.I.A. - Sunshowers - YouTube
  • slutbunwalla - Amy Winehouse - Rehab - YouTube
  • smallfurry - This Mortal Coil - Tarantula - YouTube
  • taische - Burial - Untrue - YouTube
  • tanjent - Daft Punk - Technologic - YouTube
  • tdj - Tom Waits - Step Right Up
  • tharine - A Perfect Circle - Judith [Renholder Mix]
  • thatdamnninja - Everything But The Girl - Missing
  • ursarctous - No Doubt - I'm Just A Girl - YouTube
  • victorine - Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight - YouTube
  • w0rl0ck - Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia, My Reflection YouTube
  • youraugustine/recessional - Apocalyptica - Romance - YouTube

For me:
from attictroll - Covenant - Dead Stars
from belasco - Apotheosis - O Fortuna
from ironed_orchid - Laibach - Tanz Mit Laibach
from leidan - :wumpscut: - Wreath of Barbs
from thatdamnninja - Muse - Starlight
from victorine - Das Ich - Destillat

I'd like to fill this out for all my LJ/DW friends. So if I've already chosen a song for you, let me know if you like it. I've put a link to a YouTube video to the songs I could find there. If you're not yet on it, please comment and I'll find an association I think is appropriate. Finally, if you have a song that you associate with me, tell me what it is.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-01 21:19 (UTC)
I wouldn't know it existed if it weren't for you! You put it on one of your writing playlists and it is inextricably linked with you now.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2010-02-01 18:35 (UTC)
OK then
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-01 21:21 (UTC)
I think you would have to be "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana.
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[User Picture]From: scanner_darkly
2010-02-01 18:36 (UTC)
Man, now I want to do something like this. :) So cool!

BTW, your link for A Perfect Circle went to an Evanescence song
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-01 21:20 (UTC)
Spread the meme!

I think it's fixed now.
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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2010-02-01 18:45 (UTC)
I love that song. I love that whole record. Nicole and I were friends, for a while; her best friend is my ex-boyfriend, W., so this is over ten years ago now.

FYI, I used to use the nickname, "Belfast," as an MSN handle for a while; I'd chosen that after the song of the same name on that record; "You lick her diamond and kiss her pearl but you can't get the Belfast out of the girl; this is how you throw her, you think you know her..." Shelby later ganked it as her stage name but had no idea what the song was or why I'd picked it or how important it was to me. She's not even Irish. Nor does she understand the symbolism of the song. *shrug*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-01 21:27 (UTC)
I remember you mentioning that you knew her. And I love that album too. It really is timeless and classic. Like you!

I thought that might have been where the name came from, but I don't recall ever having a conversation with Shelby about it or how she chose the name.
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[User Picture]From: attictroll
2010-02-01 19:02 (UTC)

Oo, mememe! It's funny, we've known each other for ages, but always peripherally. Anyway, I generally hear classic indoostrial when I read your journal. There is muscling and hating and the locking of targets, but then it always morphs into "Dead Stars," which makes me chortle. I was, however, intending on keeping that particular bad joke to myself.

Danaid gets "Personal Jesus," and Monifa's "Touch It," for how many hours we've spent flailing in gay clubs.

Miss AngelCityBlues gets "Skin Trade," and "Sea of Sin." It's her fault.

Oh, and non-sequeter: I just realized I never received that postcard you sent me long ago. Damnation! Stinking Post Office.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-01 21:35 (UTC)
Ahaha! Dead Stars, I love it. I'm totally putting that on the playlist.

I associate Assemblage 23's "Disappoint" with you. I think it's because your humour has a certain quality that, to me, indicates having been through a truly terrible experience. This is not to say I'll be disappointed to find out I'm wrong. Just the feeling I get when I see your entries. You seem to appreciate being happy now in a way that someone who hadn't spent quite a while being unhappy wouldn't.

I'm peeved that you didn't receive my postcard. It was a very good postcard. I shall send you another one.
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[User Picture]From: painted_dreams
2010-02-01 20:42 (UTC)
Now if they only played Ride on the radio here in the States I would be happy... If you told me you know who Catherine Wheel is (even if you don't like them but just know of them) we could be best friends for life ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-02 14:16 (UTC)
I don't remember hearing it on the radio in the 90s, do you?

Yes, I know Catherine Wheel - I think I have a dusty mixtape from a friend somewhere with a couple of their songs on it somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2010-02-01 21:14 (UTC)
Ha ha! Not what I was expecting, but very apt! There is a Das Ich song that we used to dance to at Therapy that always makes me think of you.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-01 22:15 (UTC)
Ooh! Was it "Destillat"? I think it was. We made up some words - "Give me my destillat, give me my alcohol".

I picked Patsy Cline because whenever I listen to her I think of driving across those endless bleak miles of Texas in your little car. :-)
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From: pbristow
2010-02-01 22:12 (UTC)
Ooh! [BOUNCE BOUNCE] Gimme a chooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnn!!! =:o>
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-01 22:16 (UTC)
For you, it has to be the introductory music to "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", radio version.
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2010-02-01 22:41 (UTC)
aah, the one for mary is perfect, obviously, but that's an interesting choice you've made for me, is there any particular reason, or is it just because i, er, am a girl?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-02 13:59 (UTC)
Well, no, it's because I think you might see yourself as "just" a girl even though you know you're not because you are a talented, intelligent person whose company is a delight...and who underrates herself severely.
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2010-02-01 23:02 (UTC)
I know we don't exactly trade brains often, but anything for me? ;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-02 14:00 (UTC)
Yes, indeedy. Something wordless but intricate and subtle.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-02 14:00 (UTC)
Fantastic. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2010-02-02 00:36 (UTC)
Me please?

(These are fun to read if you don't know the person... it's fun to imagine what they are like from your choice!)

I have no idea if you like the kind of music, but I think you'd be a 90's riot grrrrl song on my FL Playlist.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-02 14:01 (UTC)
*points upward*
I didn't read the entirety of your comment before I selected your song.
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2010-02-02 01:31 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-02 14:03 (UTC)
There was really only one choice for you.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-02 14:05 (UTC)
Oh, that was easy!
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[User Picture]From: greyface
2010-02-02 11:49 (UTC)
I am clearly much more HardCore(tm) in your mind, than I am in mine. Not that I'm complaining, it's righteous piece of noise. Unless the association is much more specific, in which case, not even I know why that song reminds you of me.
(Also the link goes to the Belastro's Ministry song)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-02-02 14:06 (UTC)
Link is fixed!
I have this image of you in my mind, location unknown, dancing to that song, so it's a very specific assocation.
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