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So I've become a bit obsessed with this kid, Charlie, who is probably old news to anyone keeping up with the latest Youtube celebrities but considering I don't watch many blog-type videos on Youtube he's quite new to me (though I have heard of him before, just never watched him). Anyway, basically, he is English and adorable and funny and has the best smile ever which is good enough for me to be a bit in love with him. I'll just link to his Youtube channel for anyone else who cares to waste away a couple days watching his every video. But the below is too amazing to resist posting and besides, it isn't on his channel which makes it a bit trickier to find on your own!

Honestly, Charlie + the cast of Doctor Who = too much cuteness and awesomeness to handle. My favorite things about this video are Matt Smith's bizarre preoccupation with badgers and Arthur Darvill and Charlie's brilliant jam session.




Also, in relation to the video I posted in the last entry (which, by the way, I forgot to mention, it cracks me up the most when Charlie decides to call Carlisle "Carlie" and keeps insisting he is a girl, lulz - also, his dark laugh is too hilarious), the guy who does the rest of the Reads Twilight videos, Alex, does a very funny job of it too and so those are well worth watching. I watched all of his Twilight videos in a couple hours and laughed too much for my own good.

And now I will continue being completely unproductive for the day by watching even more videos! (For what it's worth, I did clean a bit of the house - which is a massive undertaking indeed - earlier today so that's something slightly more productive anyway.)
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I've been watching my Doctor Who DVDs again. I couldn't resist screen-capping a few moments.

Like this line from Vincent and the Doctor which I forgot about but is hilarious.



And also this bit from Matt's video diary where Karen compares him to Edward Cullen. LOL. I laughed so hard at this. I love how these two are just constantly insulting each other.

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So, a couple of years ago, I posted this entry with some random Last.fm stats so I thought I would post an updated one. At first, I was going to do both my milestones and my monthly artists/tracks but the website with the monthly stats has apparently closed so I could only do my milestones. It was weird, though, because the first seven or so tracks remained the same while the others all changed. The only reason I can think of for this has to do with deleting songs from my library. Sometimes I delete stuff if I end up noticing it's got some sort of typo so it makes sense that if they're deleted from the library it messes with all of the other songs. Anyway, it doesn't really matter. Some of the replacements are better than the songs that were originally there so I don't really care. Random comments added wherever I feel like making them.

LONG LIST AHEAD )

And now I am going to link to the website where I can get these stats because every freaking time I want to use it I forget what it is and then have to go on a wild Google goose chase for it.
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For no other reason than immense boredom, I decided it was time to update this list. I haven't purchased nearly as many CDs in the last year as I have in years past but there are still quite a few additions. And I'm just a nerd with nothing better to do, okay?
... )
Also, I removed the below CDs from that list because I am trying to get rid of them. I do not necessarily dislike all of them now (though that is the case for a lot of them), I just don't like them enough to care whether I have a physical copy. I've transferred them all onto the computer so I don't really need them anymore at this point. So, hey, if you see anything that catches your fancy, you can buy it from me here!
... )
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I just spent way too much time calculating/formatting this. Oh my God, I have no life. But it is so much fun! I'm such a nerd. Go check out my top artists and tracks of the year and be a nerd with me. And now that I've wasted my time compiling that utterly worthless list... I have to go finish compiling another slightly less worthless list of top albums released this year. Woo!
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I've had this website bookmarked for months to use for this express purpose. That is, figuring out what words I used the most in my story. As it turns out - and as I probably should have expected - they're all rather common. Apparently, there isn't any obscure word that I overuse to make myself seem cool. Naturally, "Andy" is the most used. Other than that, the only things I really noticed were that apparently I describe people's eyes a lot because that word is surprisingly large. And I was also amused to see "cigarette" in there though if it added up all the different forms of a word (as in "cigarettes" along with "cigarette") I imagine it'd be even more prominent. Other than that, pretty typical.
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I made an account here: http://likestarsexploding.dreamwidth.org/.

I'm not sure why. Probably because it makes me feel all special and hip to make new accounts that are absolutely unnecessary. I mean, it's just like Livejournal, basically. For some reason though I like it more. But it's, like, the exact same thing. I don't know. I think I might just post my writing there and keep my rambling and my Sims here so that it will seem like a more "serious", "mature" journal. I'll figure it out later. I just wanted to make up another pretty username, pretty much.

Wow.

Sep. 11th, 2009 07:05 pm
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I was super bored so I spent like the last two hours tagging like a maniac on Last.fm. The results are quite amusing.



I underlined my very favorites. Most of them are just songs tagged with a line I like from them. I was very, very bored. They're probably pretty cryptic unless you know the songs. I think my very favorite right now is "the definition of the word flawless seriously look it up its in the dictionary". I was trying to find a way to describe how fucking perfect Joanna Newsom's "Only Skin" is and that was what I ended up with. Go look at my profile if you want to understand any others. (But all of them don't show in the tag cloud! You can only see some in list view... boo.)

P.S. So my latest musical love affair is with this band, Grammatics. I posted about them here last week. I got their album today (actually bought it before hearing the whole thing first! go me!) and am loving it. But what I really wanted to mention is that apparently their lead singer is 25 or 26. I really can't believe this. He looks like a fucking twelve-year-old. I thought he was like 21 tops. So weird.

They're just one in a long line of music that's been kicking my ass lately. Seriously, I've discovered so much amazing stuff this year. JENIFEREVER. MEW. DEAS VAIL. Okay, it seemed like more. Probably because I love them all so much and I've also rediscovered a few artists I only sort of liked before like THE DECEMBERISTS. Right now, I'm really digging the new album by Lightning Dust. It's so gorgeous. I'm kind of obsessed with "The Times" and "Never Seen" - the end of that song is crazy awesome. Okay, I will shut up now.

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For some insane reason, I decided to rip all of my CDs to the computer at 320kbps a few weeks ago and I figured out I have a lot of CDs. And because I have nothing better to do, here is a list. Fun. I own some really embarrassing ones.

HOLY SHIT THIS IS A TON OF ALBUMS )

Almost 250, whoaaaaaa. I know a lot of people have more than that but I thought I had a lot less. Craziness. I don't listen to a lot of those anymore though. But I do listen to the majority so I guess I mostly make good purchases. Oh, I also left out a bunch of uber-embarrassing *NSYNC import singles that I own so those would make it over 250.

Also, you know what I learned today? Apparently Amanda Palmer is dating Neil Gaiman. I just find this really weird and can't wrap my head around it. I don't know why but it is just strange to me. Huh.
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Dude, my top thirty overall artists chart on Last.fm is so hot right now. Seriously.

1 Play    
1,063
2 Play    
991
3 Play    
978
4 Play    
731
5 Play    
703
6 Play    
684
7 Play    
679
8 Play    
672
9 Play    
638
10 Play    
620
11 Play    
551
12 Play    
535
13 Play    
534
13 Play    
534
15 Play    
530
16 Play    
515
17 Play    
506
18 Play    
502
19 Play    
499
20 Play    
489
21 Play    
487
22 Play    
480
23 Play    
476
24 Play    
466
25 Play    
438
26 Play    
434
27      
428
28 Play    
419
29 Play    
408
30 Play    
376

I just don't understand Tori being so high. I mean, I feel like I've barely listened to her at all in the past year. I guess it's just because she has so many songs that they start to add up after awhile. Everything else is A+ though. I want the Decemberists to be higher but almost all of those plays are within the last three months so it'll definitely happen eventually. I also think Copeland is a little too high considering, in my opinion, You Are My Sunshine completely owns everything else they've ever done backwards and forwards, and that playcount kinda makes it seem like I love them a lot more than I actually do since they're as high as other artists whose entire catalogues I adore. But I don't mind that much because YAMS is just that goddamn amazing. And holla at No Doubt! Since they've reunited, I've been hearing all this No Doubt on the radio and seeing their videos on TV and it is awesome. They fill me with such nostalgia and happiness and besides, they are basically one of the most amazing bands ever.

Anyway, I am just being bored late at night so ignore this rather meaningless entry.

Ramble, ramble, ramble. )

One more thing. )

Boredom.

Apr. 15th, 2009 03:53 pm
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I am a stats freak. I found a bunch of neat-o Last.fm applications that calculate random statistics for you. Here are some of the best ones just 'cause.

First of all. I am apparently not underground at all. Now I'm going to go cry emo tears because my music tastes aren't freakishly obscure. Or not.

1. Lydia (53292 listeners)
2. Rilo Kiley (549848 listeners)
3. Stars (529911 listeners)
4. Los Campesinos! (202014 listeners)
5. Now It's Overhead (31895 listeners)
6. Mates of State (275600 listeners)
7. The Dresden Dolls (325329 listeners)
8. Tilly and the Wall (228229 listeners)
9. The Anniversary (37114 listeners)
10. Neko Case (221632 listeners)

Total: 2454864
You are 0% underground.
You are 10% mainstream.

And now, my top artists and tracks for every month since I've reset my charts. Interesting.

Sep. 2007: St. Vincent (23 plays)
Oct. 2007: Stars (158 plays)
Nov. 2007: Stars (209 plays)
Dec. 2007: Mates of State (121 plays)
Jan. 2008: Sleater-Kinney (156 plays)
Feb. 2008: She & Him (97 plays)
Mar. 2008: The Hush Sound (182 plays)
Apr. 2008: Lydia (227 plays)
May. 2008: Lydia (293 plays)
Jun. 2008: The Anniversary (261 plays)
Jul. 2008: Now It's Overhead (275 plays)
Aug. 2008: Rilo Kiley (143 plays)
Sep. 2008: Jenny Lewis (209 plays)
Oct. 2008: Okkervil River (300 plays)
Nov. 2008: No Doubt (121 plays)
Dec. 2008: No Doubt (184 plays)
Jan. 2009: Margot & the Nuclear So and So's (97 plays)
Feb. 2009: Neko Case (282 plays)
Mar. 2009: The Decemberists (347 plays)

Sep. 2007: Grand Ole Party - Insane (3 plays)
Oct. 2007: Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead (25 plays)
Nov. 2007: Stars - Tonight (13 plays)
Dec. 2007: Blonde Redhead - Elephant Woman (20 plays)
Jan. 2008: Los Campesinos! - Death to Los Campesinos! (25 plays)
Feb. 2008: She & Him - Change Is Hard (18 plays)
Mar. 2008: Tilly and the Wall - Cacophony (20 plays)
Apr. 2008: The Dresden Dolls - Night Reconnaissance (21 plays)
May. 2008: Lydia - A Story For Supper (28 plays)
Jun. 2008: Tilly and the Wall - Chandelier Lake (27 plays)
Jul. 2008: Now It's Overhead - Let Up (51 plays)
Aug. 2008: Amanda Palmer - Runs in the Family (19 plays)
Sep. 2008: Jenny Lewis - Black Sand (24 plays)
Oct. 2008: Copeland - On The Safest Ledge (28 plays)
Nov. 2008: Okkervil River - On Tour With Zykos (31 plays)
Dec. 2008: No Doubt - Too Late (28 plays)
Jan. 2009: A Camp - Golden Teeth and Silver Medals (14 plays)
Feb. 2009: Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers - Ballad of a Thin Man (31 plays)
Mar. 2009: The Decemberists - The Engine Driver (52 plays)

The plays in September '07 are so low because I reset at the end of the month. And I didn't include this month's because they're totally wrong! And the month isn't over yet. Anyway, these are not very surprising. They track my obsessions over the months pretty well.

And for the grand finale... every thousandth track! I've always wanted to keep track of these but didn't want to put in the effort myself so a site that will do it for me? Brilliant! Unfortunately, the results are kind of disappointing. Let's see how so...

1000: Death Cab for Cutie - The Sound of Settling (I don't even like Death Cab that much. Lame-o start.)
2000: Rilo Kiley - Capturing Moods (This one's okay.)
3000: Emma Pollock - Paper and Glue (Listened to her for about a month. Could care less if I ever hear her again.)
4000: Camera Obscura - Happy New Year (Lame.)
5000: Sleater-Kinney - Words and Guitar (These aren't even my favorite songs by these artists. I mean, I guess this is proof that I don't make it so that a certain track plays for a certain milestone though.)
6000: Kate Bush - There Goes a Tenner (So campy, so amazing... still, far from one of my favorites.)
7000: Rainer Maria - Situation: Relation (This song is boring!)
8000: S - Another X-Mas Without You (Stupid.)
9000: Los Campesinos! - ...And We Exhale and Roll Our Eyes in Unison (Least fave song on the album! FAIL.)
10000: Mates of State - Ha Ha (Okay, this is an awesome song. Finally!)
11000: Lydia - Your Taste Is My Attention (And another! Yay!)
12000: Tilly and the Wall - Alligator Skin (This song's alright, I guess.)
13000: Now It's Overhead - Type A (Least fave song on the album, again. But I'll take it. Any NIO is good NIO.)
14000: Orenda Fink - Bloodline (Sweeeeet. Love this song.)
15000: Howling Bells - Blessed Night (Dumb.)
16000: Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead (I will never get sick of this one.)
17000: Stars - Counting Stars on the Ceiling (What? I don't even know what this sounds like. It's on Nightsongs, right? I like about three songs on there.)
18000: The Anniversary - Vasil & Bluey (Okay song from a good band.)
19000: Johnny Foreigner - Yr All Just Jealous (I'm over them. But this song's alright.)
20000: Okkervil River - Stand Ins, Two (LAME THIRTY SECOND INSTRUMENTAL!)
21000: Eux Autres - Molly (I'm over them too.)
22000: Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton - The Maid Needs A Maid (Eh... there are better songs on this album.)
23000: Kate Bush - Moments of Pleasure (More Kate! I actually love this song. Even though it's cheesy as hell.)
24000: No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend (Awesome! This song is so over-the-top and ridiculous but I adore it!)
25000: Sarah Slean - Weight (Alright. Far from my fave Sarah.)
26000: Okkervil River - Plus Ones (Good song.)
27000: Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - The Shivers (I've Got 'Em) (Good... and very violent. Have you listened to the lyrics?!?)
28000: Tori Amos - i i e e e (Eh. Not my fave Tori. Though I can't garner much enthusiasm towards her at all these days.)
29000: Rilo Kiley - American Wife (Sweet song.)
30000: Maria Taylor - Small Part of Me (Not my fave but good.)
31000: Joanna Newsom - Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie (AWESOME. I am currently obsessed with this song. Which explains why it takes up the most current milestone spot.)

Okay, so it's like half amazing songs, half okay songs. Anyway, that's all.

I am lame.

Apr. 8th, 2009 01:49 pm
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I have things I should be doing that I don't want to so I am procrastinating. Which means lame Last.fm surveys. With questions I've answered a million times before but who cares? I used my twelve months chart instead of my overall because it is better. And I am posting this here instead of on Last.fm because I feel stupid posting it to my journal there (which I never post in anymore anyway because their whole journal system sucks now) but I feel stupid just deleting it and wasting all that time too so here. Just ignore it.

LAMESAUCE )

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