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February Week Two

This week we take our My Bloody Valentine theme nice and literally with some My Bloody Valentine songs! Now, when this theme was first chosen I have to say I was getting them slightly confused with Bullet for My Valentine, everyone's favourite late-nu-metal-early-emo-thrash-metallers (...or not), but instead we have some mellow alt-rocky shoegaze. Just what the doctor ordered, eh?

Of course, feel free to spin off wherever you desire with these songtitles and tracks. I have to say that they sort of make me think of looking out of a ship's window and some very grey monotonous sea, but I think that's still pretty evocative!

1. Lose My Breath
2. No More Sorry
3. All I Need
4. Feed Me With Your Kiss
5. I Can See It (but I can't feel it)

1. Lose My Breath



2. No More Sorry



3. All I Need



4. Feed Me with Your Kiss



5. I Can See It (but I can't feel it)



Have much fun!!! Although, as my posting mod's prerogative, I'm going to add in the only Bullet for My Valentine song I ever vaguely liked as an extra bonus prompt. Also because this video is so evocative of 2005 that it can't not be shared now I'm watching it. And so:

6. Suffocating under Words of Sorrow

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shapinglight
Feb. 9th, 2014 03:08 pm (UTC)
Yay!

Also, the song you chose is a lot livelier than the others.
quinara
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
\o/

It's pretty catchy, isn't it, for screamo?
bogwitch
Feb. 11th, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
Its funnily how songs can just take you back to a certain time, I'm very much like that with the eighties up to maybe 1996 - after that though I have no idea! I suspect its because I haven't followed the charts since, oh 1989.
bogwitch
Feb. 11th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
BTW that Bullet for My Valentine song is awful.

Edited at 2014-02-11 08:24 pm (UTC)
quinara
Feb. 12th, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
It is... But catchy!!! I should explain that the only reason I know it is because we had a MySpace skit in our Sixth Form Revue thing and I was in charge of technical stuff, so had to source all of the obnoxious music that played over the pretend Year 10s giving their profiles - I've forgotten what the other ones were, but the emo needed something to completely drown out what she was saying and I thought this was very evocative. And then I had to listen to it a billion times in rehearsals. It wasn't the same year as release, but I think I'd heard it on music channels before!

Often it's not release date that gets me, but often I end up associating music with particular moments in time, especially holidays. Usually the smell of holidays, somehow.
bogwitch
Feb. 12th, 2014 12:53 pm (UTC)
Is it? Do you have to go through 15 billion lsitens to get to that point?

Maybe I am associating it with holidays and its just that I don't have holidays anymore.
quinara
Feb. 12th, 2014 08:06 am (UTC)
Oh - and if this was facebook I would share this and tag you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26139327

Change is afoot!
bogwitch
Feb. 12th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
I saw that!

I dunno. That's just album sales mostly by the Artic Monkeys and Rod Stewart. Surely if Rock is healthly then Rod Stewart shouldn't be relevant (shouldn't he be MOR anyway? Shouldn't Justin Timberlake be pop?) I would like to compare it with singles and MP3 downloads for a better picture. Are album sales an indicator of what people are listening to or is it indicative of what rock people buy or produce? Are album sales as good as anything else an indicator of public taste? Because it the wider world R&B and HipHop are everywhere, yet they are small minority genres according to this. and what is the percentage for synth-pop?

Anyway, RAWK is winning!!! YEAH!!!

bogwitch
Feb. 13th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
Did you see this?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03v4jsv/Danny_Bakers_Rockin_Decades_The_Nineties/

I'm feeling a little vindicated because everyone (okay, Steve Lamacq) is talking about The Wytches and they just signed to Heavenly and they become more and more awesome by the second (sorry, I have no one else to tell). :( even Danny Baker is saying the Nineties were 'the last great decade of British rock'.
quinara
Feb. 15th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
I didn't see it (my world is about as complicated as Eastenders and Death in Paradise these days) - but I think it's a bit unfair on the noughties! Give it another ten years and my lot will have high enough level media jobs to re-spin the facts...

Hooray for the Wytches!! I keep getting behind with my Rough Trade subscription, which probably means I should dump it, but then there has been great stuff on it...
bogwitch
Feb. 15th, 2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
I only found it by accident.

I the Eastenders family from Watford the one with Danny Dyer?
quinara
Feb. 15th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
Fair enough.

And yes! The are great. Although things are a bit mawkish at the moment because Teh Community is coming together to try and save the market from closing.
bogwitch
Feb. 15th, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC)
Bleh. Maybe they should have focused their efforts on saving Charter Place.

I only know about Danny Dyer being in it because of Charlie Brooker.
quinara
Feb. 15th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
... Charter Place has gone??? Although I'll confess my shopping loyalties have been bought by Westfield (it has such good restaurants!!) - and my brother's had a downer on the Harlequin ever since they shut Waterstones.
bogwitch
Feb. 15th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
It's not gone yet, but they have submitted plans to re-develop it with an IMAx cinema:

http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/10927477.Politicians_approve_plans_for___100m_redevelopment_of_Charter_Place/

I've never been to Westfield, I prefer places with more quirky shops. The Harlequin (or 'Intu' as it's now known (to no one)), closed all the shops I liked ages ago.
quinara
Feb. 15th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
Bloody hell - that looks... Almost exactly like Westfield and the Cambridge Grand Arcade and the Wycombe Eden centre. I can't lie and say I don't find the idea attractive - and central Watford could use a cinema (I mean, it was pathetic that my friends and I always ended up trudging out to Uxbridge of all places, even if that did have one of the first Nando's).

It definitely looks like a better idea than the name change. Because I remember that now... And what were they thinking???????????????
bogwitch
Feb. 16th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)
The name is terrible. I'm not that attached to 'Harlequin', but surely the point is not to pick something totally forgettable based on a lame pun.

Charter Place needs redevelopment as it is ugly, though I'm not bothered by the cinema, I just think that will add to the traffic problems. Plus I don't want Yummys to go. :(
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