Thursday, November 23, 2006

Shameless filler post...


Yes, this is a shameless filler post. I don't believe anyone is going to sit here and listen to all this music. It's just something I created last night during a rather boring episode of "CSI: NY". If you'd like to click on a few and listen, great! If not, that's okay, too. Drop by tomorrow and I will do my best to be a bit more interesting! (laughing)

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Just for the sheer heck of it, I thought I'd come up with some interesting music. Music has always been a big part of my life and in some ways, it spoke for me when I couldn't speak. Some people can write poetry. I can not. So I listen to the lyrics of songs instead.

These two videos are Mor Lam music which is Thai country music. To me, it is soulful and there is something that grabs me deep inside, something way at the roots. For those who don't care for Asian music, it will just sound like noise. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8fAflQq50s - Mor Lam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAGQe_95U8 -Mor Lam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jXnBmxooLw - Christie Gibson (a white woman sings Mor Lam. The video quality is terrible but her voice with that music is kind of interesting.)

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When I was a kid and very shut down emotionally, I used to listen to the radio for hours, often hearing songs that would say what I wish I could have said.

Songs that tell my story as a young person:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76W-Wkg49tg - At Seventeen - Janis Ian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqj-n0IG1Ik - Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

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Everyone needs a good break-up song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYvHoaV-ST0 - The Dance - Garth Brooks

Unless you're really pissed off, in which case this is the one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZTrPClFCKM - You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette

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I like these for singing along. (Of course I wait until my housemates aren't home. Otherwise, they'd probably turn the hose on me.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QAN7NOqXX4 - Be Without You- Mary J Blige

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD_8oE54SAU - The Line - Lisa Stansfield

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I can't exercise without music. These are two of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkPFpFwvCHM - Hips Don't Lie - Shakira

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuOhUa5GxA0 - Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benetar


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Finally... the two cheesiest songs ever written. Someone should go to prison for these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5oZfF5-GJQ - You LIght Up My Life - Bianca Ryan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ-1jipE5Ms - Do I Make You Proud? - Taylor Hicks


Peace to all ~ and may all who celebrate have a great holiday!


~Chani

7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Nothing wrong with the post. Most of us can' be profound every day. The longer and the more you blog, the more you might find yourself posting friendly, chatty things because we are all friends sort of.

Anvilcloud said...

Oh, I was going to say that I played some of your music. I didn't mind those first two at all. I almost feel that I can detect a little strain of the Celtic sound in that music. Maybe I'm having more brain cramps though.

jen said...

i've got my hands full of stuffing so i don't have the time i wish i did to peruse your music. i do know though, that i thought of you this AM and wished grace. and that i wish you every blessing, today, and tomorrow.

patches said...

Lisa Stansfield! I haven't though about her in almost fifteen years. I wore out her tape, Affection.

Posting about music isn't slacking. It's more inspiring to others than you might think.

Dick said...

I remember the Janis Ian song "At Seventeen" very well. Most of the others I am not familiar with but will try listening to some of them.

Pam said...

Not shameless nor filler, music is always inspiring, as are you. Will be checking the music out today, especially the Thai music...Anvil said he caught a strain of the Celtic, one of my favorites.

Your referal to Janis Ian's "At Seventeen" took me back, I think I still know all the words.

Thailand Gal said...

Anvil, thanks. :) There does seem to be some Celtic sound to the Mor Lam. Funny. I hadn't thought of that but hear it now. LOL

I'm glad this kind of stuff isn't totally annoying. I knew that people wouldn't have time yesterday to leisurely listen to it but it's still here whenever they might feel the urge.

Jen, thank you. Of course, I wish the same for you.

Patches, I've been a Lisa Stansfield fan since the 80s. Her music is just different enough to keep me interested. :)

Dick and Pam, "At Seventeen" was probably the anthem for every young girl who wasn't in the "in crowd", wasn't part of the whirlwind of adolescent socialization. It certainly fit for me! I was a total nerd in high school. LOL

Heck. I'm still a nerd! We just use the term "eccentric" for older folks. :)

Peace all,

~Chani