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14.00

De andre har gått og lagt seg. Jeg er småsjalu. Jeg er også trøtt. Jeg fikk ikke sove i natt. Sist jeg så på klokka var den ti over halv fem eller seks. Jeg husker faktisk ikke om det var 05.42 eller 04.42. I hodet mitt er det bare «halv fem», men samtidig er jeg sikker på at det var 05.?? som jeg så på displayet. Det er ikke så lett å huske, jeg var allerede ganske ør av å IKKE FÅ SOVE. Da jeg la meg trodde jeg at jeg kom til å sovne ganske snart. Sånn ble det altså ikke. Jeg våknet forresten også av mareritt et par timer med dårlig søvn senere, men jeg husker overhodet ikke hva jeg drømte om, annet enn at det ikke var monster, men heller virkelighetsorienterte redsler som skremte meg.

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«Talk Talk Talk Talk» er en skikkelig fin sang. Jeg husker da musikkvideoen var helt ny, og KM delte den på FB. Jeg så den, men syntes bare den var «meh» og ikke noe spesielt gjen-hørbar. Nå har det gått over to år, og jeg hører på den nesten daglig. Lurer på om det samme kommer til å skje med den siste de ga ut, den med teddybjørnen. Den var også bare «meh».

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Det er et par utrolig irriterende fluer i rommet, som surrer og surrer rundt, og setter seg på ALT man ikke vil ha fluer på. Savner virkelig Vapona på dager som dette, men er vel hjerneskada nok som det er.

15.00

De andre er nå våkne.

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Obsessing about music is slightly less disturbing

than all the other things I often end up obsessing over.

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So this has been an ODD week.   I think I might have acquired one new song per day to obsess over, or at least it feels like it.  Might’ve been every other day over two weeks, instead of one.  tbh, I`m fuzzy.  I haven’t been sleeping much.

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Ramin Djawadi – Mhysa

I don’t watch Game of Thrones (I`m saving it, gdi!), but I almost always try listening to music on my Tumblr dash in case it is any good, and quite often it is. Mhysa is one of those I clicked on earlier today.  It’s only been a couple of hours, but it has been playing on almost consecutive repeat since then.

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Ramin Djawadi / The National – The Rains of Castamere

Are you KIDDING ME, Matt Berninger sings a song from Game of Thrones?? *happy face*  Seriously, Matt’s voice is TO DIE FOR (horrible joke is horribly too soon) and I have loved this band for about a year, now.  I didn’t even know they were an indie rock band, which they are according to Wiki.  What does indie even mean, does this make me a hipster or something? *puts on sunglasses but decides against it as it makes typing confusing*  I was introduced to their beautiful song Fake Empire through a certain someone’s Twitter, and have listened to every single song on their discography since then (but Fake Empire is still my favorite).  That Matt sings the already beautiful song The Rains of Castamere just makes me love him (and his voice) even more.

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Halia Meguid – Ravenstag

Halia wrote this wonderfully dark song inspired by the TV show Hannibal.  It has only been out for a week, and it is absolutely beautiful.  It was the only thing I could listen to earlier today, as I tried to go to sleep in the morning hours with noise and sunlight all around.

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Show Death your middle-finger
Walk past corpses and onslaughts
And show the whole wide world our
full-filling  inner thoughts.
But the tickets into Heaven
were sold-out all the same 
And the price for alteration
To be élite in name
Was that we became the others
We were like the others
We were like the others

And we won’t get any further,
We’re back at the start;
But nobody will mourn us,
We’ve played out our part.
We forget the whole damn business,
It doesn’t mean a thing!
We should have gotten further,
But we were shortcoming;
We were like the others
We were like the others
We were like the others

– Kent, Dom Andra

This is what happens when I try translating songs from Swedish into English, whilst still trying to rhyme and keep the original meaning at the same time.

‘Tis not easy!  But good fun.

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This beautiful piece of music is currently the only thing keeping me sane. …-ish.

There’s no accounting for taste, I know.  But here you have it, my perfect track. Maybe I`ll change my mind in a few weeks, maybe in a few years. Who knows?  But right now, this (and most of the other tracks created by the same genius) is the musical incarnation of beauty to me.

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I`m back to being stuck on movie music again.  I don’t think it’s going to last as long as it has previously, since my “normal” collection has expanded so much lately (due to some very good recommendations this year) and taken over my listening time.

 

‘Soundtracks’ would be the only genre I actually sort by.  When listening to my other stuff, I don’t care if it’s classical or R&B or hiphop or rock or trash.  I listen to what I want to listen to, and genre makes no difference in that regard. There’s no accounting for taste, I guess.  But I just don’t care about what genre I`m listening to.  Unless all movie music would be its own genre, that is.  But hey, there’s a lot of difference there too!  I don’t like to mix Hans Zimmer with Alan Silvestri, for example.  Actually, I`m not sure if I like to mix any composer like that at all, now that I think about it.  Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams go well together, but since  that’s an intended co-operation, I`m not sure it counts. Because it’s Remote Control Productions.  It’s just different.

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As it is with nearly all composers, most of Alan Silvestri’s stuff sounds the same.  His use of beats and repetitive percussion and then the equally repetitive softer parts just gets a bit much sometimes.  That’s why I really liked the main theme from Captain America, he makes such a recognizable theme, impossible to confuse with other stuff of his!  Ah, but then he does the action-scene music, and it’s like listening to Van Helsing all over again.  Not bad at all, don’t get me wrong, I love that soundtrack as well, it just gets a bit boring after a while.  He goes a bit beyond what I`m used to hearing from him in the Avengers soundtrack, which is probably why I like it so much.  It’s just brilliant!

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I`m currently caught up in the epic that is this new Norwegian(!) composer who sounds a lot like Hans Zimmer.  My brain may have melted a little.  Pardon my meltdown, but this guy has made something so spectacular that I`m AMAZED that I had not even heard about it before now!   Just… listen!

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After ten years of my dad playing his favorite classical music over and over (and then whistling the tunes over and over without noticing), it became a bit much. Not that I hate the music itself or anything (I really do love it), but too much is too much.  There is a limited number on how many times I can hear Vivaldi’s Four Seasons without tiring of it, as it is with all other music.  It’s a shame, really.  Because I still love these old tunes (like Für Elise; still one of my favorites), they just don’t resonate right.

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