kshandra: The Sacred Chao from the Principia Discordia, in gold, superimposed on a Bisexual Pride flag (Bi Chao)
Depending upon how you define "preteen," I could have hit 12 and 13 with the same tune, but I opted to go a different route.

kshandra: Animated text being rearranged from "I think about you all the fucking time" to "I think about fucking you all the time" (One Track Mind)
Not only do I not get tired of it, I once listened to it on repeat for two solid hours...

kshandra: White text on a blue button: "Better watch now, because things could go wrong in a hurry." (Keith - Better Watch Now)
I picked this one because I loved the artist's editorial commentary on his drawing style...and then it turned out to be a two-fer on the challenge topic!

kshandra: California custom license plate reading ♥KOOSH (Koosh Plate)
One of the things that has kept me from making a "driving to BRC" playlist is that there are too many songs that I want to be first. This is one of them.

kshandra: The stylized 7 sigil that featured in the "New Moon On Monday" video (Duran Duran)
backdated to the point where I was lying in bed last night and realized I'd forgotten to post...

I'm going to try not to duplicate acts too often, but there was really no other choice for this one.



It's been a decade since our last date. It's been at least five years since the last good email address I had for him started returning not-found errors. I said some incredibly hurtful things to him at one point that I've regretted for years, but I quite literally don't even know if he's alive at this point (the men in his family tend to have abbreviated lifespans).

If you're out there somewhere, tiger, I hope you're happy.
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Default)
Nothing in particular about the lyrics, but it just feels to me like a song built for cruising the main drag with all the windows open on a blistering hot day.

kshandra: The stylized 7 sigil that featured in the "New Moon On Monday" video (Duran Duran)


(sadly, this is the best copy of the video I could find...)
kshandra: A spoof of the Guitar Hero logo, featuring a home karaoke machine (Karaoke Hero)
I should really be catching up on work, but you know how it is.

Courtesy of [personal profile] bkwrrm_tx, who posted it on FB. I'll start with the questions in this post, then get caught up with Days 1 and 2 later.

  1. A song you like with a color in the title
  2. A song you like with a number in the title
  3. A song that reminds you of summertime
  4. A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget
  5. A song that needs to be played loud
  6. A song that makes you want to dance
  7. A song to drive to
  8. A song about drugs or alcohol
  9. A song that makes you happy
  10. A song that makes you sad
  11. A song you never get tired of
  12. A song from your preteen years
  13. A song you like from the 70s
  14. A song you'd love to be played at your wedding
  15. A song you like that's a cover by another artist
  16. A song that's a classic favorite
  17. A song you'd sing a duet with someone on karaoke
  18. A song from the year you were born
  19. A song that makes you think about life
  20. A song that has many meanings to you
  21. A song you like with a person's name in the title
  22. A song that moves you forward
  23. A song you think everybody should listen to
  24. A song by a band you wish were still together
  25. A song you like by an artist no longer living
  26. A song that makes you want to fall in love
  27. A song that breaks your heart
  28. A song by an artist whose voice you love
  29. A song you remember from your childhood
  30. A song that reminds you of yourself
kshandra: Close-up of a single lit candle against a black background (Candle)


I remember watching this live, and how completely shattered I was as Bowie dropped to one knee in the middle of his set and recited the Lord's Prayer.

If there is a hereafter, I can only imagine that Freddie was waiting at the gates with a drink and a smoke.
kshandra: "80's Child" in hot pink on black background (80s Child)
...because I think I have the beginnings of a particularly cracky, but REALLY FUCKING AWESOME, mix CD here...

Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line
Jim Carrey - Cuban Pete
Dahler Mehndi - Tunak Tunak Tun
Thomas Dolby - Spice Train

Anybody who'd like to play along with suggestions is welcome.

(FTR, I got started on this because one of my coworkers said something about having to "shake the toner" - and then started dancing along with it.)
kshandra: Toby Ziegler, marker in hand, holding a sign that has been doctored to read "Obama f/o/r IS THE President" (West Wing Obama)
...if someone has put together a playlist on Spotify or Grooveshark or somewhere of the music from the victory rally in Chicago last night? Because DAMN, that was a party, with some inspired choices.

EDIT: [personal profile] perlandria found this, which is far from complete, but a good place to start.
kshandra: Butterfly-shaped pewter paperweight, engraved with the Serenity Prayer (Serenity)


Four. More. Years. We can do this.

FORWARD.
kshandra: Satellite photo of San Francisco Bay; the Marin Headlands and Oakland are also visible (San Francisco)
When Dennis Erectus passed away in June, one of my very first thoughts was of Fran (formerly Frank) Bennett. I wondered what her reaction was, and actually got as far as composing an email to her...but I deleted it unsent. To call her final years in Bay Area radio challenging barely scratches the surface - she was living as a woman full-time, but had to be "Weird Old Uncle Frank" again as soon as the mic was hot. I thought perhaps a reminder of those days might not be welcome from anyone, much less a stranger.

Every so often, one is happy to be wrong.

Fran - now living in Austin and working in multimedia development - had offered up her services to put together a video for Dennis' memorial in September, and posted it on her website shortly thereafter. For those of you who never had the opportunity to hear Dennis in his heyday, be warned: He was one of the original shock jocks (in case the stage name didn't give it away), and some of the airchecks in this video are about as rude, crude, and socially unacceptable as they get. For those of you who remember the man who made 98.5FM "the sticky spot on your radio dial," stick it in your ear one more time...

http://www.auntfran.com/fbmv/erectus/
kshandra: Hufflepuff House's coat of arms from the Harry Potter films. (Hufflepuff)
...several games, in fact.

Pottermore started letting in the public earlier this week, and I succumbed fairly early, despite my sour-grapes reaction after missing the beta. And after a decade of sorting 80/20 GryffinClaw (including the original Warner Brothers site for the films), I was determined to be a honey badger Hufflepuff. ;-) And I was just charmed with the description of the Hufflepuff common room on the site:

A sloping, earthy passage...travels upwards a little way until a cosy, round, low-ceilinged room is revealed, reminiscent of a badger's set. The room is decorated in the cheerful, bee-like colours of yellow and black, emphasised by the use of highly polished, honey-coloured wood for the tables and the round doors which lead to the boys' and girls' dormitories (furnished with comfortable wooden bedsteads, all covered in patchwork quilts).


Round doors, eh? We're not Hufflepuffs - we're hobbits.

I'm HollySeeker27011 in-game; please chime in with your game handle here, so I can set nicknames for you on the site. (I'm missing a nick for one person I added during my original frenzy on Tuesday, so even if I've already added you, let me know who you are, please!)




Back in December, [personal profile] murphymom gave [personal profile] gridlore and me gift memberships - "miracles" - for the Grateful Dead Game MMO, which went live (natch) on 4/20. We were actually looking forward to this...but Mom, I'm sorry you spent your money on it. :-/ The artwork is delightful, but the game is disappointing so far. There are four levels of a Donkey Kong-esque side-scroller to get through...and apparently none of the content we were promised (the "Space Rail" that is supposed to take us from concert venue to concert venue, interaction with other players, etc.) is ready yet. So you fall off the end of the platform (since the door to the next level won't open) - and the game resets to the beginning of Level 1. Indeed, the game resets any time you log off the site, or the Flash plug-in that runs the game crashes. The feedback that is showing up on the game's FB page and on the main site is brutal.

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