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"Music-thanatology is a professional field within the broader subspecialty of palliative care. It is a musical/clinical modality that unites music and medicine in end of life care. The music-thanatologist utilizes harp and voice at the bedside to lovingly serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people who are terminally ill or dying, and their loved ones, with the prescriptive delivery of music."


HI OLD LADY I MADE YOU A MIX TAPE. I DREW A LITTLE COFFIN ON IT. I HOPE YOU LIKE THE SMITHS.
sephira: (Supernatural: Impala BW)
 Do you know that thing where you are reading about pre-16th century carols on the Internet and realized that it looks like no one has actually compiled all the information anywhere online? No? I know that thing. And I think I told [livejournal.com profile] mercyorbemoaned I was going to post this like a million years ago, so:

History of the Corpus Christi Carol. Now with vampire dogs! )
sephira: (Supernatural: Impala BW)
 Do you know that thing where you are reading about pre-16th century carols on the Internet and realized that it looks like no one has actually compiled all the information anywhere online? No? I know that thing. And I think I told [livejournal.com profile] mercyorbemoaned I was going to post this like a million years ago, so:

History of the Corpus Christi Carol. Now with vampire dogs! )
sephira: (Bones: Booth Hot Blooded)
 [Poll #1608736]Background information:

  • I already have a perfectly functioning handgun, except it was a present for my husband and so it is better suited to his gigantor hands. I want something that I'm more comfortable with using and which will be good for CC, if, inshallah, I am granted a CC license in my new home state!

  • I can already play the violin and read music (JUST NOT VERY WELL) so I would not have to pay thousands extra for lessons!

sephira: (Bones: Booth Hot Blooded)
 [Poll #1608736]Background information:

  • I already have a perfectly functioning handgun, except it was a present for my husband and so it is better suited to his gigantor hands. I want something that I'm more comfortable with using and which will be good for CC, if, inshallah, I am granted a CC license in my new home state!

  • I can already play the violin and read music (JUST NOT VERY WELL) so I would not have to pay thousands extra for lessons!

Yay!!!

Aug. 14th, 2010 10:54 am
sephira: (Supernatural: Impala BW)
Look who is playing in Seattle next week!


Maybe the show won't even be full of hipsters!

Or maybe it will! Who knows.

Yay!!!

Aug. 14th, 2010 10:54 am
sephira: (Supernatural: Impala BW)
Look who is playing in Seattle next week!


Maybe the show won't even be full of hipsters!

Or maybe it will! Who knows.
sephira: (Bones: Booth Hot Blooded)
Pros:

Seeing a band I like

Not being a shut-in

Cons:

Crippling social phobia means I probably won't enjoy the band since I'll be there by myself

Might get killed by random Seattle crazy person (the last time I saw a band in Seattle that wasn't at a music festival this crazy man came up and started yelling at us right outside the venue and then I actually had the presence of a six-foot male beside me and I was still scared)
sephira: (Bones: Booth Hot Blooded)
Pros:

Seeing a band I like

Not being a shut-in

Cons:

Crippling social phobia means I probably won't enjoy the band since I'll be there by myself

Might get killed by random Seattle crazy person (the last time I saw a band in Seattle that wasn't at a music festival this crazy man came up and started yelling at us right outside the venue and then I actually had the presence of a six-foot male beside me and I was still scared)
sephira: (NAVY GIRL)
"A true hipster would never make a blanket statement condemning country, since they worship Johnny Cash (and increasingly also Hank Sr. and other old country artists) and love 90s and 00s alt.country."

When I was in Seattle to see Devil Makes Three at Bumbershoot, I was discussing musical tastes with an internet person I'd met up with. He hadn't heard of a single one of the bands I named, which he told me meant that I had officially out-hipstered him. This led to a conversation about how we both secretly feared being hipsters, mostly because of the amount of things we apparently did out of irony. He said "I'm pretty sure one day me and my girlfriend are going to get married and have children ironically."

I told him that I sometimes worried about the same thing. He said that by coming to America to get married, I was in fact performing a similar role to the hipster who buys a $700 album from Japan just so he can have the original copy that none of his friends have.

I guess it's not so much a fear of irony being behind so many of my decisions as a general concern about them not being my own; for example, gravitating towards 'conservative' lifestyle choices simply because my parents chose the opposite path, and it sucked for everybody. But then again, making a decision based on the fact that the opposite choice has caused those around you pain is not really mindless rebellion, it's common sense.

Also, Converse sneakers are really comfortable, dammit. Seriously.

(Tangentially, the people I saw at the Woven Hand concert in Seattle were dressed pretty much the same as people dress in Oak Harbor, except I'm pretty sure they were doing it ironically. Many of them were drinking PBR, as well. I didn't realize that that actually happened.)

sephira: (NAVY GIRL)
"A true hipster would never make a blanket statement condemning country, since they worship Johnny Cash (and increasingly also Hank Sr. and other old country artists) and love 90s and 00s alt.country."

When I was in Seattle to see Devil Makes Three at Bumbershoot, I was discussing musical tastes with an internet person I'd met up with. He hadn't heard of a single one of the bands I named, which he told me meant that I had officially out-hipstered him. This led to a conversation about how we both secretly feared being hipsters, mostly because of the amount of things we apparently did out of irony. He said "I'm pretty sure one day me and my girlfriend are going to get married and have children ironically."

I told him that I sometimes worried about the same thing. He said that by coming to America to get married, I was in fact performing a similar role to the hipster who buys a $700 album from Japan just so he can have the original copy that none of his friends have.

I guess it's not so much a fear of irony being behind so many of my decisions as a general concern about them not being my own; for example, gravitating towards 'conservative' lifestyle choices simply because my parents chose the opposite path, and it sucked for everybody. But then again, making a decision based on the fact that the opposite choice has caused those around you pain is not really mindless rebellion, it's common sense.

Also, Converse sneakers are really comfortable, dammit. Seriously.

(Tangentially, the people I saw at the Woven Hand concert in Seattle were dressed pretty much the same as people dress in Oak Harbor, except I'm pretty sure they were doing it ironically. Many of them were drinking PBR, as well. I didn't realize that that actually happened.)

sephira: (Supernatural: Impala)

 

  • Country has a reputation for being depressing (or 'The music of pain', if you watch Buffy) but actually it’s quite cheery! I mean, check out the lyrics to this song. I mean, holy crap, country music stations actually play songs that aren't all about pain.  I don’t know if this happens to anyone else, but whenever I listen to the type of music I used to like up until a few years ago, I can’t understand how I could put up with anything so goddam depressing. I mean, I can handle some pain in my music, but not NOTHING BUT PAIN song after song. Also, country music pain tends to be of the ‘my girlfriend left me’ variety, rather than ‘society is a sucking void and I am going to cut myself’.

  • On the other hand, it’s not too happy. Llike, um, mainstream Christian music. I don’t think I am ready for that level of happiness yet.

  • Country music is funny! It's awesome when you're listening to a country station because the lyrics to every third or so song will make you giggle. Like this one or this one.

  • When you’re listening to a country radio station, you don’t have to worry about accidentally coming across a song describing way-too-graphic sexual acts or acts of violence against women. (Well, except for maybe songs like this.) You also don’t have to worry about accidentally coming across a Nickelback song.

  • This is important to me, because I feel very strongly against violence against women, and also very strongly against Nickelback.
sephira: (Supernatural: Impala)

 

  • Country has a reputation for being depressing (or 'The music of pain', if you watch Buffy) but actually it’s quite cheery! I mean, check out the lyrics to this song. I mean, holy crap, country music stations actually play songs that aren't all about pain.  I don’t know if this happens to anyone else, but whenever I listen to the type of music I used to like up until a few years ago, I can’t understand how I could put up with anything so goddam depressing. I mean, I can handle some pain in my music, but not NOTHING BUT PAIN song after song. Also, country music pain tends to be of the ‘my girlfriend left me’ variety, rather than ‘society is a sucking void and I am going to cut myself’.

  • On the other hand, it’s not too happy. Llike, um, mainstream Christian music. I don’t think I am ready for that level of happiness yet.

  • Country music is funny! It's awesome when you're listening to a country station because the lyrics to every third or so song will make you giggle. Like this one or this one.

  • When you’re listening to a country radio station, you don’t have to worry about accidentally coming across a song describing way-too-graphic sexual acts or acts of violence against women. (Well, except for maybe songs like this.) You also don’t have to worry about accidentally coming across a Nickelback song.

  • This is important to me, because I feel very strongly against violence against women, and also very strongly against Nickelback.
sephira: (Twilight: Growing Up Cullen)
I remember I was showing Dead and Breakfast to someone I'd lured into my house, and about five minutes in he said 'This is totally your movie!'

'What do you mean?'

'It has country music and zombies!'

It does!


And I must admit, truly the combination is moving into epic strata of awesome.

So my point is... is True Blood any good? Because I downloaded the soundtrack and it has country music! And horror! But then I am torn, because on the other hand, vampires are kind of lame.

(Once I actually had a dream that I was watching Supernatural and they had a Calexico soundtrack. And I thought to myself in the dream 'No way, this is too awesome. I just cannot handle it.')

Oh and BTW Sloth, you deserve this again. )

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