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Is it significant that most of my favorite music lately isn't in English?

i feel: amused amused
i hear: Gjallarhorn - Su Ru Ruskadirej

7 trips or shoot the rapids
frostyw From: frostyw Date: August 24th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
Likewise. I keep listening to the same few discs over and over on the way to work, to the point I've actually gone out of my way to pick up some material to actually *learn* the language and understand what they're signing about without needing to translate and look things up. c.c
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC) (base camp)
Too many languages in my collection. I have German, Latin, Spanish, Swedish, Finnish, Maori, a couple of flavors of Gaelic, there might be some French, an African language I can't even identify, Tuvan, Bulgarian... Though I did teach myself to read some Swedish so I could read some knitting patterns.
ciorstan From: ciorstan Date: August 24th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
Well, now-- if I hadn't led you partially down the road to perdition onto Garmarna and Gjallarhorn, where would you be?

A cynical person might say that perhaps you're attracted to that savage Northern sex and drugs and rock-and-roll violence thing because it dovetails nicely with the Sour Patch Kids theme in your personality, but maybe I'm not that cynical.

I still think all the best songs have at least one death in the lyrics.

tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
I thought it was because I'm not living where I'm supposed to be -- otherwise how does Great Big Sea make me homesick?
ciorstan From: ciorstan Date: August 24th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC) (base camp)
Different triggers for different people.

Niamh Parsons has this smoky, dark Irish voice that makes me cry when one particular track comes up-- it's called "Orphan's Wedding", on "In my Prime." Every time, dammit.

The chorus goes,

And all the town knew of our wedding
Now all the town knows of our shame
And now I am forever broken
By a stranger who told me my name.


To read it, it's nothing. But the grief and passion and simplicity of her voice is just perfect.


And the first track on that cd is a fav, too.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC) (base camp)
Check out "The River Driver": http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=r1SR4G3RapG&aid=fH52XAfTPCJ

The opening to the "Tishialuk Girls Set" about broke my heart when I saw them in concert.
kuzu_no_ha From: kuzu_no_ha Date: August 24th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC) (base camp)
nah...or if it is, welcome to my line o' work.

7 trips or shoot the rapids