Aug. 2nd, 2009 02:33 pm
littlelotte: (Actress- Hamlet)
I'm apparently in an opera mood right now, so I'm watching things on YouTube. I randomly remembered this hysterical little short I'd seen on PBS way back when I was in high school and thought I'd try to find it. Of course I found it! It's called "All the Great Operas in Ten Minutes" and it's rather amusing:

littlelotte: (OR - snows)
<3 Dan's dad and one of his sisters just visited, and we got a stack of old CDs from it. One was Julee Cruise's "The Voice of Love." David Lynch wrote most of the lyrics on the CD, and Angelo Badalementi composed most of it. It's very odd and ethereal and surreal...like anything they do. Another was the Twin Peaks soundtrack. <3 <3 <3 I'm a very odd girl, I know.

In this world of many people
You and I live and love on many lands
We dance, we fly, we laugh, we cry
The river of our life flows

Through the changing waters
A shining truth we see
We will always strive to be
Friends, friends for life

In this world of many colors
The storms of life, the joys of life, move by
The dark, the light, the day, the night
The river of our life flows

Through the changing waters
A shining truth we see
We will always strive to be
Friends, friends for life

We are friends
Friends for life

Also, today I (finally) found a couple of new work tops and a new pair of work pants. This season has shit for clothes, just for the record. However, I lucked out and got an amazing pair of stiletto leather knee-high boots for a third of their original price. Win. I can't wear them to work, though, as they are so so slippery.

Dan wants liquor, and I kinda do, too, so we're going to Tiffany's. I'll write more later, perhaps.


Nov. 20th, 2007 11:58 am
littlelotte: (OR)
So one of the artists I really enjoy, but never get around to buying the album, is Kiran Ahluwalia. I heard her a couple of years ago on NPR. She sings gazhals (an old form of Indian love songs), and has an absolutely stunning voice. I just happened to be listening on her site and reading lyrics, and I wanted to post this one...

Saaqiya (Wine Bearer)

Music: Traditional
Lyrics: Mustafa Zaidi

Saaqiya jaam utha saaqiya mai pila
Raat dhalti rahai daur chalta rahai
Rindh madhosh ho ho kay girtai rahain
Pinay walon ka armaan nikalta rahai

Dekh kar unki zulfoon ko rookhsaar par
Jee uthi phir tamana tarko jigar
Yun hi chehre pay zulfain machalti rahain
Chand chup chup kay yun hi nikalta rahai

Talkhiyeh zindagi is kadar badh gayee
Talkhiyeh mayn ka mainay sahara liya
Warna thi itni phursat jahan may kisay
Yoon bahakta rahai or sambhalta rahai

Wine bearer, lift the goblet, pour the wine.
Let the night flow, let the wine glow.
Let the drinkers get inebriated, let them lose their footing.
Let the drinkers satisfy their desires.

Looking at her locks gracing her cheeks,
my feelings for her have again been stoked.
Let her locks remain falling off her face.
Let the moon keep playing hide and seek.

Bitterness of life has so increased
that I have come to rely on the
bitterness of wine for recompense.
Otherwise, who had such leisure in life
to stumble and to regain footing again and again.

Translated by Professor Saleem Qureshi
littlelotte: (Default)
Christine posted a file of Nina Simone (whom I love) singing Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair, and it reminded me of a Prairie Home Companion show I caught a couple of summers ago on which a young(ish--teenager) girl sings traditional Appalachian-style music. The girl (Elizabeth LaPrelle) sang that song, and I absolutely fell in love. I don't particularly recommend it if you're not a fan of the style, but it's so beautiful (call me crazy, I do enjoy Appalachian singing...it's so unique and has a very individual beauty)...

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This just made my day from hell wonderful.

Not so much a day from hell, but when your kitchen manager passes out and gets carted away in an ambulance at roughly six-thirty in the morning and you're the closest thing to a manager left to create the prep lists (when you've never even worked in a kitchen before and you've seen her do it all of about twice, especially) and open the restaurant...it makes for an interesting day--and you know that wasn't the only thing that went wrong today that involved me. The past two weeks, in fact, have been terribly crazy and surreal. Next, a chunk of the moon is going to crash into the middle of our restaurant...and you think I'm joking. Just you wait and see...


Jan. 15th, 2007 12:00 am
littlelotte: (Default)
Because I'm just that loopy and crazy tonight I did something I haven't done since high school. I pulled out the mic and recorded myself singing on the silly little wav recorder on the computer. Those of you who haven't been subjected to it before have the chance to hear it or ignore it as you will. Since I currently am addicted to the song in the video I just posted, it's that. I'm a bit congested, too, so I apologize in advance.

Just because.

I've missed singing so much, and I've recently been doing more of it again. Once I'm settled a bit somewhere I plan on picking up voice lessons again (not that I've had many to speak of in the past), and dance again. I'm not sure which form of dance I want to pick up, but I just feel so. good. when I'm taking dance. It does far more for me than working out or yoga, and I'm far more passionate about it, given that it's a form of expression and something I did for nine years.
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This one's for all my prescription-medicated friends. Dan was on a website list of "top music videos of 2006" and I overheard this playing and had to watch. I love the lyrics, I love the sound and the video is wonderfully disconnected and creepy.

Emily Haines, "Doctor Blind"
Lyrics: http://www.alwaysontherun.net/emilyhaines.htm#k2

This was the description/review of it on the site...

Improbably, two directors set videos in shuttered department stores this year. First was Michel Gondry's wide-eyed Macy's-comes-alive holiday piece for Kanye West's "Heard 'Em Say", which, in addition to sharing an uncomfortable amount of unacknowledged similarities with special FX godfather Mike Jittlov's 1974 short Swing Shift, ultimately suffered the indignity of being shelved by West in favor of a hastily-commissioned ink-and-paper reading from Bill Plympton. Second up was this, Jaron Albertin's frigid clip for Emily Haines, which uses the chilly grey atmospheres of a discount department store as a metaphor for the after hours disconnect that comes as a consequence of every little blue pill. Coldly rendered, and imbued with some beautifully narcotized movements, "Doctor Blind" looks and feels absolutely pristine. That it also happens to boast one of the year's best pure concepts is testament to Albertin's talent.

P.S. I hate the new update screen.

P.P.S. I never understood why people wrote "PSS" for a second Postscript and PSSS for a third. I always figured it would be PPS for "post-postscript." Enlighten me, please, or assure me that it's perfectly fine that it's one of my biggest pet peeves.
littlelotte: (Lindsay mask)
From the box of "songs Lindsay secretly adores" someone on my flist posted a real video for one from YouTube! I have to say, the concept is quite interesting. The critic in me goes, "Death could have been acted SO much better than that"...but what can you do...lol

Shakespeares Sister, "Stay"
littlelotte: (Lindsay - flower)
Oooh...Dar Williams just finished recording her latest CD. I know the CD is going to have a number of guest appearances, but the only one I've heard of specifically is Ani DiFranco. She'll be in Ann Arbor the day before my birthday, and in Chicago Dec 30th and 31st.

I swear...if I ever have to work a Pistons game BY MYSELF again (this was the second time I worked a game alone, and the second time the place was PACKED FULL), I swear I'm quitting. Oh...wait...I'm putting notice in before it can happen again, aren't I? hah. The bartender is my favourite bartender ever, and he offered to buy me a drink after I got off because of how "AHHHHH" I was. I told him thanks, but I was dead and needed to go home instead of having a drink and being even more dead before I got there...lol

I'm so exhausted. I was supposed to be out by 10:15, and I didn't get home until 1. I am NOT setting my alarm tomorrow, and I will get to Clio whenever I get to Clio. Period. If anybody in that general vicinity wants to do anything while I'm home, feel free to call me. I will finally be turning in my apron and stuff to the Brewery--"officially" quitting. I wanted to do it over spring break, but Mom didn't want me to "just in case." I'll miss the place, but I'm happier living in Kalamazoo. I can't stay here much longer, but for now it's good.

I need to go to bed now.


May. 24th, 2005 01:07 pm
littlelotte: (Lindsay - flower)
Would someone like to explain to me how I'm interpreting my dentist appointment at 2:30 as "I have to leave by 1:30 even though the office is all of 15 minutes away"?--because I just realised that I still have an hour before I have to leave.

In other news...It's a HEART sort of day, apparently. It started with the first disc of "The Essential HEART" and has moved into Jupiter's Darling...heeee. Except the second song (Oldest Story in the World...which is really good) is skipping *glares*--it shouldn't be skipping because I listened to it all of three times last summer after I got it, and it was always in my CD case if it wasn't in my CD player. This CD is a lot better than I was giving it credit for last summer. I think I can blame that on the fact that I was driving to Kalamazoo when I was listening to it last summer.

Okay...Mom is running it by Dad, and it sounds like my grad party will be the first Saturday of July--if any of you will be around the Clio area and can come you're more than welcome!


May. 16th, 2005 05:20 pm
littlelotte: (Labyrinth - cracked mirror)
[livejournal.com profile] hearthstone made a comment in her journal about Garbage's latest album (Bleed Like Me) and the Parental Advisory label on it. I've used Garbage before for various projects (she's got some great messages in a lot of her songs) so I had a clue as to why it might have one, but it prompted me to go look at the lyrics, and there are some really great ones. I thought a few of you (any of us that have dealt with any sort of serious mental disorders, particularly) might really find something interesting in it...especially the title song. I think I may post these in [livejournal.com profile] dnward_spiral, too:

Bleed Like Me lyrics... )


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