fantastic_jackie: (Halo - Starside)
Last night, right before I went to sleep, little sis - the music major - sent me the following texts:

"Watch this one first."

"Then enter beast mode and watch this one."

Combined, the two videos have over 210,000,000 views.

My reply:

fantastic_jackie: (IM - Avengers Animated)
Claudio Sanchez + acoustic guitar + new song + video camera = EEE!!

Downloading said new song for free + finding out Co & Ca is on a tour with Iron Maiden which is coming to Dallas in August = BEST SATURDAY MORNING EVER!!!

Quoted from teh youtubes....
*Download the audio for free at*
Instead of making you wait until the album is released, I thought I'd share my excitement for this song with you now. I decided with this piece to video document it's creation. This is literally the first time I played the song through in its entirety. His name is Sentry The Defiant. - Claudio

He is so ridiculously AMAZING! XD
fantastic_jackie: (Avy Savvy?)
Happy Friday, all! PTOC is out today! :D

I won't be able to see it until tomorrow unfortunately, so... I bring an old meme instead.

Can you convert me to a fan of your favorite musical artists? You may recommend up to 3 songs that I swear to listen to and review: which songs will you choose?

I think I did something like this a couple years back... Seemed like a fun thing to do again. Especially since I need new music! Linkage would be appreciated but is not required!

Music Meme

May. 28th, 2010 12:42 pm
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Over the past week or two, I've unsuccessfully visited iTunes several times; I can't find anything that I want to listen to. So I'm innocently doing this little meme, hoping y'all have some good current favorites. 'Cause I need something new.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

1. Slowly by Infected Mushroom - No lyrics; Electronic - I'm not a techno fan, but Infected Mushroom is pretty addicting. This particular song reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog and an old Sega Genesis game called Sub-Terrania.

2. Franks by Infected Mushroom - No lyrics; Electronic - I love the opening melody as it becomes later developed, but really, it's the bells & chimes that clenches it. Who uses bells & chimes in electronic music?

3. Oltremare by Ludovico Einaudi - No lyrics; Piano - I see a pattern here: I've always been a band nerd in love with instruments. I love this piece. This particular composer is amazing. Terri found him, and I highly recommend his music if you're into piano pieces.

4. Interlude by Attack! Attack! - No lyrics; Rock - It's a short little jam fest that leaves your fingers itching for an instrument of your own.

5. Advent: One-Winged Angel - ACC Long Version by Nobuo Uematsu - No lyrics; Soundtrack/Orchestra/Rock - *Cough* This piece is almost too amazing for words: Full Orchestra, Full Choir, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Set. Guh. Nobuo Uematsu is amazing.

6. Tidal (Instrumental Version) by Imogen Heap - No Lyrics; Alternative - I really like the song with the lyrics, but I love this instrumental version. It's something about the rhythm - that shifting "missed" beat. I'm still a sucker for syncopation.

7. Sunburn by Owl City - Lyrics; Electronic - This is a really cute song, and I love it because it's completely Terri/Andy. XD Seriously. Listen to it, and you'll understand that this song was written for them!

I tag... [ profile] terriayame, [ profile] alilamba, [ profile] morrighangw, [ profile] xxdesert_rose, [ profile] regularamanda, [ profile] mrstater, and [ profile] godricgal.
fantastic_jackie: (Claudio Sanchez)
Muse has a new song!! \o/

Please tell me I'm not the only person who hears the DW theme. I hear a lot of similarities in music all the time for which I get funny looks, but this one must surely be glaringly obvious! ... Do they do music for the TV show, maybe? O.o

I love it. Gotta love the syncopation, and as the driving force of the song at times. I'm such a sucker for it. And the lyrics... The lyrics are amazing. 8) I know they wrote it for England, but there are quite a few Americans who are jammin' right along with them, too.

Flick the switch and open your third eye, you'd see that
We should never be afraid to die

Rise up and take the power back, it's time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

$1.29 and all, I went ahead and bought it on iTunes. Read through a few of the reviews and was sort of surprised to see so many comments on the "different style." I dunno if it's just me, but... this sounds exactly like Muse's style. A little different instrumentation for the intro, but... guitar's still here, percussion with clapping, the insane background repetitions (that don't sound insane until you imagine moving your fingers that fast AND consecutively), the warbly effects, and the bass line. Even the linear stepwise motion of the verses is somewhat reminiscent of Time is Running Out and Supermassive Black Hole. All in all, very similar to Supermassive Black Hole in bass and percussive style. All very Muse and very cool.

Can't wait til their album comes out in September. 8) It's called The Resistance.

Oooo.... It just SOUNDS awesome.

_\m/ <-- Looks like the rock hand symbol, doesn't it? :D

[/music geek out session]

... Okay, I can't resist.

Anyone wanna talk lyrics? That is politics... I love so many lines in this... Particularly fat cats and green belts wrapped around our minds and especially they will stop degrading us.

Band Nerd

Oct. 27th, 2007 01:39 pm
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I just played a brass instrument for the first time! GO ME!!

Yeah, it really hurt. ^^;; But I'm excited, anyway. XD

I found Kidd's french horn in my closet; apparently, she had been practicing in there last night before I got home. This, of course, meant that it was fair game.

I had no idea how to use it, though; I'm a woodwind, so it's always been fast, straight air. So I tried that... and after I stopped seeing stars, I noticed that no sound had come out. I tried again, lower and higher, still no sound. Then I thought about the buzzing exercises that the brass always did in band class, so I tried "spitting" in the mouthpiece.

Eureka! =D

Add my experience as an oboe with the ability to constantly adjust to the band's sharpness or flatness, and I was able to play without valves from a concert bottom space F to nearly a top space E. ^_^ 

Pretty difficult not to use my diaphram very much, though; after learning for so many years how to have a supported sound, it's difficult to abandon that. It hurts enough as it is at the moment. ;)

I think I may just pick it up, though. After all, the french horn is my favorite brass instrument. All though, I do love the euphonium and, on occasion, the trombone. Plus Kidd's in band for the next three years at least. It would be cool to play woodwinds, brass, and percussion! =D Even if I can't remember how to read the percussion music. XD - At least when it's the x's and suches and not tonal notes. Mallets aren't too difficult... Though how people play with 2 and 3 and even 4 per hand at once... @_@


Mar. 5th, 2007 04:47 am
fantastic_jackie: (Love Like Winter)

Can't sleep... So I'm surfin' the net for unplugged, acoustic versions of songs. These are the best of what I've found.

Breaking Benjamin - So Cold
This has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. I love it and prefer this version to the album one. 

My favorite parts are the variation on "You really are" and the way he cuts off those notes. ("All righ'!" "Insi'!" etc) As well as the re-written/exposed guitar parts.

AFI - Endlessly She Said & Ziggy Stardust (By David Bowie)
Davey speaks. ^_____^ He says exposed. *giggle* - Okay, okay! I'm joking! =P

This is AMAZING. Seriously the BEST cover I've ever heard. O.O Perhaps it's because I love Davey's voice in the lower octaves, but then there's the guitar and percussion... Jade & Adam rock my socks. ^_^ 

Then in the next song, he vocalizes! Hee... ^___^ And vibrato... =D Gotta love his expressions throughout it all. :)

And... I love with how much passion they play. ^-^

My Chemical Romance - Cancer
PERFECT PITCH!! XDXDXD Perhaps there was a trick to the way they left the song off before this, and that's how he knew the exact key and pitch without anything. Still, it's freakin' SWEET cuz he NAILED IT! XD With all the crowd cheering and noise, he nailed it!! - And not just the first note, but the entire phrase. He's got intonation. 8) *waves Gerard Way flag*

This is almost acoustic - due to the huge concert it's set at. He does mess up a bit towards the end of the middle; just proves that they're real. (AHEM! *cough cough* Ali *cough cough*)

Is it just me or is he kinda hot in this?? ^^;; He still looks better with black hair, IMO, though I am glad that he lost weight. ^_^

Incubus - Pardon Me
Another fav. Gotta love that part with the guitar... ^___^ (Right after he sings, "Don't ever be the same!" the first time.) And naturally, the lyrics of this song: Pardon me while I burst into flame. XD

The verses of this song always get me. And "Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah..." 

Coheed & Cambria - Everything Evil
Yes, that voice is real. ^_^ This is awesome because it's perfect. There's nothing easy about C&C's songs. They're all difficult pieces of music, and it's amazing that there are no mistakes! O.O

Check out the convo below it on youtube. XD

This is one of the reasons I'm a rock girl. ^_^ Pop artists can't do this. They need their studios and the magic buttons of the sound editors. =P (Unless they're American Idols... *loves Daughtry and is unashamed*)

Still on the bands, called into question once again is whether or not Davey Havok is straight. O.o Not that I care; I'm just curious after finding so much debate about it. Heated debate. Everyone just assumes, and though he has used the gay f-bomb (that rhymes with maggot) in reference to AFI as a band in interviews, I've yet to see or hear him use it in reference to himself. And people are claiming that he has a girlfriend. (Lucky, lucky, LUCKY girl!) Not that it matters, but... it's just kind of like that I want to know which side is right, ya' know? I wouldn't be totally excited if he was straight even though I still have no chance and wouldn't dream of trying in the first place.

Mmm. 5:00 and I'm still not willing to sleep. I did get 10.5 hours last night and another 4 today, so I should be good... Though I'll probably fall asleep some time before 9 when I have to get up. Joy.


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