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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 07:27pm on 25/04/2009 under , , ,
But I was so bored of studying that I finally caved and got a Twitter. Yeah, I am a slow follower like that. Hit me up with yours, and let me know if there's people/celebrities that I absolutely have to follow.

All those posts about the new Supernatural episode is making me sad that I'm so damn behind on episodes. Twelve episodes. TWELVE. What is wrong with me? In other TV issues, just renew Chuck already, NBC!

I haven't posted music in a while, have I? Check this band out if you don't already know them.

Sample: Malbec - Answering Machine
Yes, it's that song in Chuck where Morgan quits the Buy More, strips of his shirt, and tries to carry Anna out of the store. (See! How is that show not worthy of a third season!) Malbec has a bit of a pop, electronic, hip-hop, rock sound to them. Yeah, it's a mesh of everything. It seems like they're still experimenting around with their style, but it's good music all around. They just released a string of EPs over the past months, a set of 5 Answering Machine EPs, one per month. A weird little concept thing, I suppose. I haven't had the time to listen to all 5 EPs yet, but I'm liking what I heard so far. They're good to listen to on a lazy afternoon.

And yes, I'm cheating since I'm technically not uploading anything for you. Well.

Music:: malbec; answering machine
Mood:: 'busy' busy
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 06:13pm on 25/01/2009 under
one; New layout! I love it so much. I know the links list looks bad in IE, but I'm kinda lazy to fix it. But hey, 500 Days of Summer banner! I didn't know it was possible to fall in love with a movie just by watching a trailer.

two; Waiting for reunion dinner to start (And no, I'm not helping my mom to prepare the food because I'm lazy, but mainly because I would be more of an hindrance anyway). Thought I would post an album I've been meaning to for a while.

Similar: Snow Patrol, Bell X1, Matt Pond PA, Youth Group
Favorite Tracks: Cartwheels, Cold Water
So everyone knows Snow Patrol and its frontman Gary Lightbody. But did you know he put together a Broken Social Scene-esque music supergroup? Yup, The Reindeer Section. It's undeniably Gary Lightbody right there, with his gorgeous voice and melancholy lyrics. He describes the group's sound as "pretty much all very slow, quiet, folky-type stuff", and it's exactly so. While Snow Patrol tends towards the pop rock genre, The Reindeer Section is quieter and prettier. Nevertheless, if you're a fan of Snow Patrol, particularly of their older stuff, you'll like this.

To all who celebrate it, Happy Chinese New Year! To the rest of my flist, how are you guys? ♥

Mood:: 'energetic' energetic
Music:: the real tuesday weld; last words
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 03:28am on 01/10/2008 under , , ,
3am. It's raining. And it's quiet and peaceful, and you can almost believe that you're completely alone. I adore nights like these. It's too pleasant a night to spend sleeping or studying, so I'll just take the time to breathe in the cold air and listen to soft and pretty music.

mixtape; breathe the rain
goldmund → in a notebook
rachael yamagata → answering the door
gregory & the hawk → grey weather
angus & julia stone → chocolate and cigarettes
sophie koh → all the night
abigail washburn → halo
maximilian hecker → this poison called love
william fitzsimmons → we feel alone
greg laswell → and then you
rosie thomas → dialogue

I really should be studying though. Anyway, while I'm at it, I've got quite a few albums uploaded, will post it later.

And hello to all the new people on my flist. I might have gone overboard with the friending, but fill this in, will ya? ♥. Also, if by any chance I didn't add you back, it's not because I'm mean, it's because I accidentally missed it. Let me know, k?

Music:: greg laswell; and then you
Mood:: 'mellow' mellow
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 11:31am on 11/07/2008 under , , ,
Yes, I know I need to stop disappearing for random patches of time. But hey, I bet you didn't even notice, did you? Heh.

Updates? Eh, my life is still boring? Well, last day at work today. After this, 3 weeks of absolutely nothing before I start school. Woe. I'm determined to have fun in the next 3 weeks! Starting with a music journalism workshop tomorrow! And gosh, need to catch up on TV. Entire seasons of Lost and One Tree Hill, plus those unwatched Friday Night Lights and Smallville episodes. And oh, that last episode of Grey's Anatomy. Can't bring myself to watch it, for some reason.

Still stuck on anime and jdrama love. Maou's got potential, mainly because Ikuta Toma is still unbelievable adorable. Code Blue is kinda entertaining, a guilty pleasure of sorts, although I feel nothing for their characters; more character development, please. Osen is cute, alive and brimming with philosophy and human drama.

Here, music, have it.

Russian Red - I Love Your Glasses (2008)

Easily my favorite discovery this year. I can't stop putting it on rotation ever since I first heard it.

Russian Red is Lourdes Hernandez, a young female singer-songwriter hailing from Madrid. With female singer-songwriters on the rise (think: Feist, Regina Spektor), it's easy for one to be lost in the crowd, but you'll be missing out if you dismiss her as such. The instruments are rich and bold in their experimental arrangement, and that quivering voice, so hauntingly gorgeous. Once in a while, you come across a record that is new, fresh, ingenious, beautiful, and still a well-kept secret, and you think, ah, let me have some time alone with this before the rest of world discovers it. This is one of those, a best-kept secret, at least for now.

I'm just waiting for one of her songs to appear on the upcoming season of Grey's Anatomy.
Music:: russian red; no past land
Mood:: 'hungry' hungry
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 01:57pm on 19/06/2008 under , ,
Sorry, SingFest (Travis, Jason Mraz, Panic At The Disco, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic). I'm not going to attend that music festival, not when there's this two days later.


12 Aug 08
Esplanade Concert Hall
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981

Tickets go on sale through all SISTIC ( outlets from June 27.

I'm still spazzing. If I'm not at work, I would have screamed really loudly. Now I'm just internally flailing.

ot; Photobucket got hacked? Wow.

eta; Also, first ever Comic Convention in Singapore. Not like there'll be any big names, but not bad, Singapore, not bad at all.
Mood:: 'bouncy' bouncy
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 04:13pm on 17/06/2008 under ,
I'm kinda surprised I haven't really seen this around. Does everyone already know? I first saw this on a Bleach fansite, and if I recall correctly, another one on my flist. No Firefox lovers here?

Download Day starts on June 17th at 10 a.m. PDT. Check this out for local times. 


S.E.N.S. - Natural Part 1 | Part 2
(join using HJ split, then unrar)

Beautiful, emotional instrumental music, perfectly for a quiet evening. I love to just snuggle under the blanket and play this CD. The Japanese duo, made up of Akihiko Fukaura and Yukari Katsuki, is well-known for composing songs for Japanese dramas, and recently for the anime, xxxHOLiC. These talented musicians have a knack for creating music that expresses what words can't. Infectiously sorrowful and forlorn, the delicate melodies will soothe souls and stir hearts.

Listen: Palace Memories | Wish

note; Palace Memories is not in this album, but it's one of their most popular pieces. I can upload it, or even the album that has it. Just ask.

Also, 4shared terminated my old account. I got a new one, so if you're looking to download the albums in the previous posts, just comment and I'll re-upload.

The A-Z Meme. I'm dragging my feet in doing it, but soon, probably tomorrow. Feel free to fill in the missing letters. You can ask for more than one topic, I don't mind.
Music:: s.e.n.s.; palace memories
Mood:: 'calm' calm
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 10:17am on 06/06/2008 under ,

You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:
1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

* Weapon can be real or fictional; you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.

1. Guns are useless against them, right? Just give me a shiny sharp machete, and I'm good to go.
2. Metallica. Anything by them will do.
3. Dean&Sam. (Shut up. They're one entity.)


Name me a character or ship or fandom (or multiples) in the comments and I'll give you a song in return. If I'm not familiar with your choice I'll either choose a song based on what I know from the flist, or hit random on my iTunes and wait for hilarity to ensue.


Nada Surf - Lucky (2008)

If you're a One Tree Hill fan, this name shouldn't be unfamiliar to you. Always Love? Remember that track? Back with their 5th album, they're better than ever. Such is the band’s melodic power the sensation is like slipping into a warm bath rather than eavesdropping by the psychiatrist’s chair.

sample track; The Film Did Not Go Round
Everyone's gotta leave their love sometime
If not now, then at the end of your life-time
You'll be waiting by my bed I know
And your last little words will be I love you so
The shutter clicked, but the film did not go 'round
I touch these strings, but cannot touch the sound.

Mood:: 'rejuvenated' rejuvenated
Music:: nada surf; see these bones
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 11:07am on 05/06/2008 under ,
Results was released last night at 12 midnight. I haven't been this nervous about exam results in a while. But it's all good.
GPA: 4.68
I honestly thought I won't be able to maintain my 4.50 this semester, but I did it, so I'm happy. Now, choice of specializations to be done by 8 June. I Don't Know.


Their debut album was one of favorites, and it's still on constant spin. Very fortunately, the couple has avoided the dreaded sophomore slump and has delivered a solid, layered, darkly romantic indie pop album. I say 'darkly romantic' despite the pleasant boppy tunes. To understand, read the history of this husband-wife duo. While the couple is now married and in love, the album is not altogether sappy. Sure, this album has its moments of sweet undiluted love, but it dives down to the underside of love with its sharp intuitive lyrics. All in all, it's sweet and pretty, but not without depth.
Mood:: 'weird' weird
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 03:13pm on 03/06/2008 under , , , ,
I dreamt of zombies last night. (And no, I haven't seen any zombie movies since I Am Legend, which was Christmas last year. Does Cloverfield or the trailer for Fringe count?) They wore a thin white film over their faces. The white film either came from their mouths when they changed or they grabbed it from somewhere. I can't remember. And the people around me became zombies rather randomly. It was some unknown trigger, but I don't know what, and that lack of knowledge is freaky. But it wasn't really a nightmare. Sure, it was a little scary, with the chasing and the running and the grabbing, but I wasn't really frightened out of my wits. Everything was just white. And green. There were trees and water. But not the murky humid kind. It was more of, ethereal. Yeah, zombies with white faces in a fairytale setting. Brain, what's up?

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter. (I think everyone has done it by now, but if you still want a letter, go ahead.)
2. List 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

[profile] breathe_me27 gave me H.
The Weepies; Hideaway
The Submarines; Hope
Broken Social Scene; Hotel
Frou Frou; Hear Me Out
Sia; Healing Is Difficult

(Just let me know if you want any of the songs.)

Oh Twilight fandom. While I'm not one of the pioneer fans, I like to think of myself as one of the earlier ones, before the fandom exploded with a million pre-teens. I got it for my birthday in February last year, and I brought New Moon a week later. I love the book for the guilty pleasures it offers, the innocence it invokes, and the epic love it represents. Now, maybe it's the hype surrounding RPrattz and KStew, maybe it's the fandom itself, I find Twilight... ridiculous. I've read the first chapter of Breaking Dawn, and my first impression was that it's funny. Cheesy-lame funny, not sweet-cute funny. Maybe I've been exposed to the glittery comments on ONTD for too many times. Before this August, I definitely need to shut off from the fandom (and hatedom), curl up with a cup of iced tea, and recapture the magic of Edward Cullen.


Rachael Yamagata - Loose Ends EP (2008)

I adore this woman. A lot. I saw her in concert last year, and she was beyond amazing. She has the uncanny ability to twirl complicated emotions into her raspy voice and exquisite lyrics. I've been looking forward to her new album for ages now. This EP serves as a preview to the new album, which I expect will be a splendid sophomore offering.

And is this me posting an album with every entry? I don't know. Do you want me to? Perhaps as penance for being missing for almost 6 months? There's just a whole bunch of new releases this year that I really want to share. The Submarines, Nada Surf, The National, The Weepies, The Raveonettes, etc. 2008 is a good year for music. I don't even know what my Album of the Year will be.
Mood:: 'quixotic' quixotic
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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 02:17pm on 29/05/2008 under , , , , ,
I'm been hanging around here, but too lazy to update. Yes, I know. So now, update post!

Got a part-time job to earn cash to spend over the summer. It's an administrative job at a government agency, and it's as boring as it sounds. Currently at work now. The person I'm supposed to be working for/with is on medical leave, so I don't have much to do at the moment. It's kinda easy money, but it's still tiring pulling myself out of bed every morning. I just need to focus on the money. Still, I wish I was doing something more exciting and fulfilling. I pretty go to work to surf the net and read fanfiction.

New phone! Samsung Soul. It's so gorgeous and lightweight and slim and awesome. The changing touchscreen is really convenient, and not too sensitive. And it's easy to create and change themes. Now, what should I name it? (My iPod Touch is Chuck!)


I kinda really want to cut my hair. To this short. I've had long hair for about 6 years now. The length goes towards the shorter side sometimes, but the limit is the shoulder. But I'm terrified of missing my long hair. Hm. Should I, shouldn't I?

I'm still going anime/manga crazy. Watched D.Gray-man and xxxHolic and Gundam 00. Oh, and I kinda love Junjou Romantica. It's so fluffy and adorable. And is still obsessed with Bleach.

Exam results will be released next week. And then I'll have to decide what I want to specialize in, Marketing or Banking and Finance. (I Don't Know. Woe.) I guess a lot will depend on the results.


Delays - Everything's The Rush (2008)

Love this album. The rhythm, the rush.

I adore their music. It's upbeat, with the subtle angst and raw emotions. If I can use one word to describe it, it would be waves. Crashing, smooth, refreshing.
Mood:: 'hungry' hungry


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