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sally_maria: Treble clef surrounded by other musical symbols (Music)
So, the last entry for this meme (finally, I'm sure you're thinking ;-D).

Normally, this would be a pretty tricky question, time tends to blur together when you reach my advanced age, but I looked back at my journal for last year, and found something that really stood out. I first heard about Commander Chris Hadfield on Twitter, and I thoroughly enjoyed his pictures of Earth from orbit, and his philosophy of life as expressed with them. So when, not long before he returned to Earth, he released this music video, I had to share it as widely as possible. :-)

Space Oddity, sung by Chris Hadfield



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When I was eight my parents bought a Volkswagen caravanette, and that was our main family vehicle for ten years or so. It had a eight-track cassette player, and along with the vehicle we also got a selection of tapes to play in it.

One of our favourites was the Carpenters' Greatest Hits, they were great for singing along with on holiday journeys. This was probably my favourite, and brings back a lot of fond memories.

Top of the World by the Carpenters



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Guilty for missing a day, perhaps... No excuse this time I fear, just lack of tuits. :-)

In any case, this struck me as a particularly odd heading, I can't say making me feel guilty is something music often does. I decided to go for this particular song, which gives a different perspective on a yearly event. We always grumble about Race Week, and for good reasons quite a lot of the time, but I was struck by the song from the perspective of one of the many Irish visitors.

Galway Farmer by Show of Hands



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Well, as I said yesterday my instrument playing is pretty limited, so this is actually a song I wish I could sing. It's about the right range for my voice, but as a strictly amateur, school choir level singer, not something I'd ever feel confident about singing in public.

It's a beautiful song, though, and say what you like about the LotR films, it really felt like the perfect ending.

Into the West by Annie Lennox



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I'm sorry I missed yesterday, we were busy getting the parents off on holiday. A fortnight in Spain this time, a month after they got back from their three weeks cruising in the Mediterranean. Finally making up for lost time. :-)

Apart from the recorder, which I used to be fairly good at once upon a time, the only other instrument I've ever played is guitar. Two/three years in my early teens at school, and I was never what you'd call an expert. Still I did learn to play this song...

Gypsy Rover




I do have fond memories of a holiday in Scotland where the locals in the pub in Thurso wanted the tourists to pick a song to sing, and I was the only one bold enough to volunteer, because I found this in their sets of words. Blame the wine. :-)


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I could have picked almost anything by Flanders and Swann for this category, but this is one of my favourite lesser-known songs of theirs. :-) For anyone who goes on country walks.

British Bedstead Men by Flanders and Swann



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I'm afraid I'm going to cheat and pick 2 songs for this, or rather a song and a hymn.

As a Tolkien fan, I can think of few songs more suitable for a farewell than Bilbo's Last Song, preferably sung by [livejournal.com profile] gayalondiel, but in her absence I really liked this version which I found on YouTube

Bilbo's Last Song, sung by Joshua Burnell



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It sounds wrong to say you have a favourite funeral hymn, but Abide With Me is definitely mine. It has just the right level of melancholy and comfort, and the tune can take a variety of moods. This is from the London Olympics opening ceremony, the beautiful solo version sung by Emelie Sande, which still sends shivers down my spine whenever I hear it.

Abide With Me, sung by Emelie Sande



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I was never one of those girls who spent a lot of time thinking about my wedding day, my self-insert was too busy travelling with the Doctor or learning to be a Jedi. :-) If I ever did get married though, this is pretty much what I'd want out of our relationship... so I can't think of a better choice.

You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett



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A sad song, but with an essence of hope in it, and beautifully sung.

Kieran Goss and Beth Nielsen Chapman - 'Sand and Water' (Live at The Grand Opera House, Belfast)



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Bouncy pop music in general, but this is a good example. :-)

Round Round by Sugababes

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Well, pretty much any loud music I can shout along to works, and yesterday's album is definitely a good example, but another band that works fairly well is Paper Tongues.

For the People - Paper Tongues



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I don't tend to think of music in terms of albums, but more in terms of individual songs or artists/bands. But I bought this album on the basis of liking one of the tracks I'd heard, and listened to it on the train, and it really does feel like it hangs together to me, that it's not just a random collection of songs.

30 Seconds to Mars - This is War

As an example - Closer to the Edge



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Though, as I said, I don't really listen to the radio much. So really, this is just a song, and wider still, an artist, I wish was more well known.

Come On, Come On by Mary Chapin Carpenter



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I don't tend to listen to the radio, reception's not good out here, and I prefer my own music collection in any case. But my mother used to listen to the local BBC radio station and this song was one of their favourites. It's stupidly catchy, and fun if you don't think about it too hard.

The Pina Colada Song



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Well, put it this way - once I liked this song enough for it to be the first new single I ever bought. Then I was 10 years old, now I'm not...

Orville's Song by Keith Harris and Orville

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Another tricky one, and this is more of an aspiration than a reality.

I decided to go for this, one of my favourite Tolkien Ensemble settings - the song Sam sings in Mordor, when he's pretty much out of hope, but something in him won't let go. I don't think I could ever be as brave or as devoted as Sam, but I do aim for something of his simple hope.

Sam's Song in the Orc Tower by the Tolkien Ensemble



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I had a great weekend, that I'll write about when I'm more awake, but in the meantime I promised the next entry. :-)

My taste in music is pretty eclectic generally, so it's more difficult to surprise people who know me, but my colleagues at work were certainly surprised to find that I like some hip-hop, particularly Dessa. Of course, I do have to blame fandom for the fact that I've even heard of her... this was my first exposure and also probably my favourite Black Widow vid.

In the Bullpen by Dessa, vid by genusshrike here



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Because a song about a couple trying to kill each other should not be this funny. :-)

Space ft. Cerys - Ballad of Tom Jones




I'm going away for the weekend, and probably won't have internet access, so I'll see you Sunday for the next entry :-)

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Another heading I've decided to subvert... why would I want to share music from a band I hated?

Anyway, this is a song I really like, from a band whose other tracks don't do much for me.

Kayleigh by Marillion



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Again, I really don't have one favourite band or artist, so I decided this was a good excuse for a song from one of favourites who didn't fit into any of the other categories. (Even if her surname is spelt wrong. ;-D) Another beautiful song by a wonderful singer.

Dante's Prayer by Loreena McKennitt



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