Saturday, May 12, 2007

Music......

They say "Music Hath Charm To Sooth The Savage Beast".....and there's some truth to that. No matter how foul of a mood I can get into, once I start the music, I'm feeling much better. Providing the music for Steelhead during the Friday events, I know which songs certain residents want to hear. I also remember those songs and play them again. Not really a gift, just knowing what the people want. As an example:


Angelica Trescothick, my dearest sister, her favorites are "Something That You Said" by the Bangles and "Dr. Online" by Zeromancer...although, having the talent for music like me, she has more, but those are the two that she's told me as being ones she loves.



Christine MacAllister: Robbie Williams.....doesn't matter which song, just as long as it's Robbie Williams. We've had to clean the dance floor at times from her drooling everytime he gets played



TotalLunar Eclipse: "Crazy Bitch", it reminds him of Tensai Hilra.



Emilly Orr: If it's obscure and hard to find, she's going to ask for it. But, there are times that she's asked for a song that wasn't so hard to find. I think Nelly Furtado's "Maneater" is one she likes to hear.



Kattrynn Severine: I always save "White Winged Dove" by Stevie Nicks for her. If she's not at an event, or if she's running late, it gets saved for when she is there.



Qlippothic Projects: Assemblage 23's "Let Me Be Your Armor" is her theme song.



Other songs:



Pink- "U and UR Hand", the ladies get a kick out of this song.




Elvis Presley- "A Little Less Conversation"...ok, it doesn't get played every week, but it's a good song, along with the club version of Tom Jones' "Sex Bomb", to play during these events.



VNV Nation- A lot of good songs from this group.....but it's "Standing" that I always play on Friday Nights. It does remind some of a bad time in their lives, but they are seeing past the pain and allowing me to play it, since it's something that I enjoy playing


The list is always growing, sometimes changing. Depending on the events, I try to throw in a few songs to try to fit the theme.



Egyptian Night: I played the Bangles' "Walk Like An Egyptian" and Steve Martin's "King Tut"



I stayed with the fifties motif during the Sock Hop event.



Comic Book Night: I started out with Puffy Ami Yumi's "Teen Titans Theme", played Prince's "Scandalous" and "Batdance", the theme from "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", "Particle Man" from They Might Be Giants, "Kryptonite" from 3 Doors Down, "Pocket Full of Kryptonite" from Spin Doctors, "Video Kid" from Birthday Massacre, "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies, Jennifer Saunders' version of "I'm Holding Out For A Hero", Nickelback's "Hero", "Take On Me" by Ah Ha, and "You're A Star" from Josie and the Pussycats. Some of these songs were requested, the others I think I surprised a few when they were played.



So, yea, I have fun playing the music during events. Twice now, I have dealt with people publicly complaining about a song that I was playing. Only thing that pisses me off about that is that it tends to ruin everyone elses fun. It's like they're too ignorant to realize that God created the volume control for a reason......





3 comments:

TotalLunar Eclipse said...

... ahem... My mate is not crazy, she is nice and sweet and caring and loving and cooks well and likes to clean....

Oh who am I kidding?

*looks behind his shoulder and ducks for the inevitable*

Fuzzball Ortega said...

Must've been some alternate universe you were visiting....

emillyorr said...

And how far did she throw you across the sim for that one, Lunar?

*looks over her shoulder, ducking*

Uh-oh...

And yes, "Maneater" is one of my favorites, as well as "U + Ur Hand" and the one I've never requested in Steelhead--"Toxic" by Britney Spears. The first because, all three, but especially that one, remind me of my dancing days at the old club in Rivula, but second, because it's BRITNEY! I'd lose social status or something!

However, other favorites include "Extraordinary Machine" by Fiona Apple, "Famous Last Words" by My Chemical Romance (somewhat like Miss McAllister, actually--for her it's anything Robbie, for me it's anything MCR), "Good Day" by the Dresden Dolls and practically anything Sarah McLachlan.

And yes, "Standing" by VNV Nation. If he left me with nothing else, he left me with a lasting appreciation for that band, and even, that song.