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Keep On Rollin'.....

The music meme is clearly on hold for a bit, while I get my health sorted out; been a crap few weeks (honestly, it's been a crap year, but I digress). I've got a nurse coming to my house tomorrow, as I can't really leave at the moment, to steal some of my blood (Eeeek! Needles *hides*) so they can check I'm getting enough vitamins/nutrients/all-that-good-stuff from the small amounts of food I mostly managed to eat everyday. Just to kick a girl while she's down, you know....

Anyway, in other news, I've started a Tumblr account as it looked like fun. And it is :) If anyone's got a Tumblr blog out there, let me know and I'll follow you. Mine's claireymil.tumblr.com 


Month Long Music Meme

Sorry again, I've got an awful cold (courtesy of my Dad, bless him) so on top of everything else with my stomach, life has been a wee bit not of the good. 

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day 19 - a song from your favourite album

As The World Falls Down - Labyrinth Soundtrack.
Now take the mick if you so wish, but I loved Labyrinth growing up. David Bowie was my first crush, when he played Jareth. This song was the height of romance for me then and to a certain degree still is. That movie will always be magical to me in more ways than one.

Hedwig's Theme  - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Soundtrack.
Speaking of magical, this song always brings me to tears. John Williams is one of my all time favourite composers and I was so happy when he did the music for a few Harry Potter movies. And age ago, I could play this one my Flute. Don't think I could now, though ^_^

day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry

I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace. 
This song really helps me when I'm angry. There's something freeing in hearing someone else scream like that when you want to but can't. Depending on the situation, sometimes the title is appropriate too :)

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day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
Any song by Sandi Thom. She really hasn't had a lot of plays on the radio, and her album "Smile... It Confuses People" is so great. I love her "What If I'm Right?" and "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker" songs. They're fun and uplifting and just the kind of thing a girl could do with about mid-way through the day. And I'm kind of sick of having to choose to play them on my iPod, it'd be nice to get the surprise of them on the radio ^_^

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day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio

Love How It Hurts - Scouting For Girls.

These boys have always made me smile, so I was happy to hear a new song from them. Some of their music is kind of an "I like listening to it, but can wait for it to be on the radio again", but this one might be one I'll have to buy. It's a bit of a grower. 


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Sorry! Got pretty ill over the week and it got worse over the weekend. Feeling mostly better now :)

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day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love

It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr. 

None of my friends know that or would guess, but as a child I would always (for some unknown reason, my parents never figured it out) sing this,mainly the chorus, to myself. Of course, as I was only 3/4 years old at the time, the words were a tad bit jumbled ^_^

day 15 - a song that describes you
Ummm... Toughie. I guess "Sober" by Kelly Clarkson (just for the overall "I'm still living despite all the hell life has thrown at me" feeling ^_^), "Misfit" by Amy Studt and "Who You Are" by Jessie J. 

day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate

I can't answer this one, there's far too many. I was such a pop fan as a kid, I loved the Spice Girls, Five, etc. So any of their music :) 

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day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure

I guess, any Disney song :) I love all the old soundtracks, to Beauty and the Beast and Lion King and all the rest that I grew up with. However, only my closest friends know that geeky side to me, I'd get the mick taken out of me if it was common knowledge, lol. 




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day 12 - a song from a band you hate

All Time Low - The Wanted.

As with Lady Gaga, this band is very much mass-produced brainless pop. Now, that can sometimes be ok, but with these boys I have to listen to them quite a bit. The reason why? My little brother adores them. So really, they're only on my hate list because I've heard their music so much it's driven me to distraction and beyond. Otherwise, they'd just be a mild annoyance. And the chosen song could have been any of theirs; the all sound the same, anyway. 


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 Sorry! Missed a day because my stomach decided yesterday was a great day for me to not have any food in it. Only, it decided that on the evening. As you can imagine, I wasn't really thinking about doing an LJ entry ^_^

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day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep

Anywhere Is - Enya

I always used to listen to this song as a little girl, when I came out of hospital and couldn't sleep because of being in pain. Mom and dad would put this on and I'd be out like a light by the second verse. No idea why, but it still kinda works :) 

day 11 - a song from your favourite band

I Caught Myself - Paramore

I'm a major Paramore fan. I don't know why I just love Hayley's voice and how the band works together. The lyrics for their songs are just fab, but this one just pulls ahead of the rest. I really love the intro, how they slowly build up the instruments until you have a full melody. This song makes me wish I knew how to play guitar!

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day 09 - a song that you can dance to

E.T. - Katy Perry

Lol, can that be wheelchair dancing? As I'm not really stable enough to dance standing ^_^ 

I have no idea why I love this song so much, it's just fun I guess. Even if I have to boogie to it sitting down! :D

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day 08 - a song that you know all the words to

Fuckin' Perfect - P!nk

I'm sorry if this offends anyone, but I absolutely love this song. It rings very true for my life and how growing up with a severe disability affected me in more than a physical sense. P!nk's music usually has hard-hitting themes (and I've always been a big fan of her's), but this is one I can very much relate to. 

While not all of the lyrics fit for me, the overall song is very empowering. 

A few of the lyrics (as I still can't embed videos! *glares at LJ some more*):

Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss “no way it’s all good”
It didn’t slow me down
Always second guessing
Look, I’m still around…

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than
Fuckin’ perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing
You’re fuckin’ perfect to me