Just a heads up - do yourself a favor and get the Pink CD coming out on October 28th. It's fantastic. The woman is a bleed-on-the-page performer and song writer. (I mean that in the best way possible.)

I got a bit of a preview - and I'm loving it. (Well, aside from song 5...lol.)

But - when you do get it, pay EXTRA attention to SONG 8 - "Glitter In The Air" - it's her and a piano, and just WOW. Adore adore adore that song. The lyrics are fantastic, and the way she sings it... just, you have to hear it!

Lyrics transcribed by me under the cut - :)

Read more... )

Hugggggggggs

xof
Just a heads up - do yourself a favor and get the Pink CD coming out on October 28th. It's fantastic. The woman is a bleed-on-the-page performer and song writer. (I mean that in the best way possible.)

I got a bit of a preview - and I'm loving it. (Well, aside from song 5...lol.)

But - when you do get it, pay EXTRA attention to SONG 8 - "Glitter In The Air" - it's her and a piano, and just WOW. Adore adore adore that song. The lyrics are fantastic, and the way she sings it... just, you have to hear it!

Lyrics transcribed by me under the cut - :)

Read more... )

Hugggggggggs

xof
Some of you may have already heard this story, but if not - you MUST MUST MUST listen to these clips of the new lead singer for "Journey" - !!!

"Faithfully"



"Open Arms"



Basically the story is that one of the members of Journey started browsing through YouTube on a whim to get ideas for the "new voice" they needed for the group. Completely by chance he happened upon this Filipino singer named Arnel Pineda playing in a group called The Zoo.

One listen to the lead singer and the Journey member was STUNNED - the singer is truly amazing, voice sooooo much like Steve Perry's that it's fantastic!

Journey kept leaving messages on YouTube trying to get in contact, but the singer thought it was a joke and almost ignored it, but his friend told him to at least make the phone call - because if it was true, he'd never forgive himself to have missed out - and tah dah - he got it!

I strongly urge you to give these two clips a listen - both for the delight in hearing him and because it's always nice to take a walk down memory lane...lol. (Just imagine what he'll sound like on stage with a decent sound system - wow!)

Hugs

xof
Some of you may have already heard this story, but if not - you MUST MUST MUST listen to these clips of the new lead singer for "Journey" - !!!

"Faithfully"




"Open Arms"



Basically the story is that one of the members of Journey started browsing through YouTube on a whim to get ideas for the "new voice" they needed for the group. Completely by chance he happened upon this Filipino singer named Arnel Pineda playing in a group called The Zoo.

One listen to the lead singer and the Journey member was STUNNED - the singer is truly amazing, voice sooooo much like Steve Perry's that it's fantastic!

Journey kept leaving messages on YouTube trying to get in contact, but the singer thought it was a joke and almost ignored it, but his friend told him to at least make the phone call - because if it was true, he'd never forgive himself to have missed out - and tah dah - he got it!

I strongly urge you to give these two clips a listen - both for the delight in hearing him and because it's always nice to take a walk down memory lane...lol. (Just imagine what he'll sound like on stage with a decent sound system - wow!)

Hugs

xof
I tell you, posting to LJ lately is like yelling in the dark without even your echo for company these days. Grrr....

Anyway - on the off chance that someone's out there...lol.

I'm still...uhm - fiddling with that story. The sequel to Encompassed. Still not fast, but slowing getting there. And it made me think about the Ashton and Declan soundtracks I posted over a year back. You see, I've very much had those two men on my mind. As you'll see... But one day while surfing on youtube - I had one of those moments where you *hear* your character in your head. Clear as day, Ash was there - happy and smiling like a fiend, and all because he was with me while we revisited a couple moments from a certain purple-loving performer's sensual turn at the Tokyo stage.

So I thought I'd share the two clips with you - and hope that you would trust me enough to take a look even if it isn't "your thing" - or rather, if Prince isn't your favorite. Because he is one of mine, and he definitely is one of Ash's.

1) "The Question of U" - seriously sensual, beautiful, erotic and amazing (the man can make a guitar sing and cry at the same time) - this is probably my absolute favorite live performance clip of Prince - ever. I've remembered it for over 16 years, and finding it again was a gift. (Yes, this song was on Ash's soundtrack, btw.) This clip is the extended *filthy/dirty* version, too.



2) "Do Me Baby" - THUD. Just complete and utter THUD. Prince crawling over a piano in the almost dark of a red lit stage in front of thousands of fans singing this song - it's fantastic!



Enjoy - I know I did....sighhhhh. :)

hugs

xof

PS - I think "Do Me Baby" is the first of the two songs, and that it immediately leads into him doing "The Question of U." Just an FYI if you wanted to watch them in that order, instead.

ETA - So you can hear and enjoy "The Question Of U" and "Do Me Baby" for yourselves - I've uploaded them both to my File Front page so that you can download them!!! Found HERE!!! (This version of "The Question of U" has WAYYYY better audio quality than the YouTube clip above.)
I tell you, posting to LJ lately is like yelling in the dark without even your echo for company these days. Grrr....

Anyway - on the off chance that someone's out there...lol.

I'm still...uhm - fiddling with that story. The sequel to Encompassed. Still not fast, but slowing getting there. And it made me think about the Ashton and Declan soundtracks I posted over a year back. You see, I've very much had those two men on my mind. As you'll see... But one day while surfing on youtube - I had one of those moments where you *hear* your character in your head. Clear as day, Ash was there - happy and smiling like a fiend, and all because he was with me while we revisited a couple moments from a certain purple-loving performer's sensual turn at the Tokyo stage.

So I thought I'd share the two clips with you - and hope that you would trust me enough to take a look even if it isn't "your thing" - or rather, if Prince isn't your favorite. Because he is one of mine, and he definitely is one of Ash's.

1) "The Question of U" - seriously sensual, beautiful, erotic and amazing (the man can make a guitar sing and cry at the same time) - this is probably my absolute favorite live performance clip of Prince - ever. I've remembered it for over 16 years, and finding it again was a gift. (Yes, this song was on Ash's soundtrack, btw.) This clip is the extended *filthy/dirty* version, too.



2) "Do Me Baby" - THUD. Just complete and utter THUD. Prince crawling over a piano in the almost dark of a red lit stage in front of thousands of fans singing this song - it's fantastic!



Enjoy - I know I did....sighhhhh. :)

hugs

xof

PS - I think "Do Me Baby" is the first of the two songs, and that it immediately leads into him doing "The Question of U." Just an FYI if you wanted to watch them in that order, instead.

ETA - So you can hear and enjoy "The Question Of U" and "Do Me Baby" for yourselves - I've uploaded them both to my File Front page so that you can download them!!! Found HERE!!! (This version of "The Question of U" has WAYYYY better audio quality than the YouTube clip above.)
*Points to Icon* THUDDDDDDD.... Ever seen a Japanese Vampire Rock Musician?

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Ok - you know how they say people can wear their hearts on their sleeve? Me - I wear my enthusiasm on my sleeve. Especially when I find something - or in the case, someone - who just makes me go WOW!!! I tend to jump in full force - getting all the info, links, etc - that I can find. It happened with X-Files (remember Xof is Fox spelled backwards...lol) - it happened with Queer As Folk - heck, it's happened on a fandom level, many times.

Wellll, in the last week - I found something that touches a LOTTTTT of my buttons...lol.

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Slashable boy on boy touching - Oh Yeah! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Rock Music - Oh Yeah! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Eclectic, fantastical drama on stage to a crowd of f'ing tens of thousands - THUD!!! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting lol.... And I wanted to give my STRONG recommendation to my flist so that I could share the wealth. So pretty please - I'm asking for you to treat yourselves by taking a look at what I've amassed below!!! (I appreciate your time...lol.)

Who am I talking about? A man called "Gackt" - a Japanese musical Superstar!!! Who until a week ago, I knew absolutely nothing about. Bad xof! (No - don't run away!!! You have to see the pictures!!!) He's one of THE biggest things on the scene in Asia - and has been for almost ten years. He's drop dead gorgeous, multi-talented, says he's a 400+ year old Vampire!!! That alone should get you to stay around, folks! Add in that he does stage shows that'll make your jaw drop, plays multiple instruments, incorporates martial arts into his act and likes to tease the audience by feeling up his fellow male band members - it's allllllll fantastic!!! Oh, and did I mention his music is SO GOOD!!!

I'm including several recommendations under the cut for youtube.com vids of his performances - including "Lust For Blood" - which you HAVE TO SEE!!! It's his vampire rock song - and I'm tell you, you'll love it! (If you're a Laurell K. Hamilton or Anne Rice fan - you NEED TO SEE THIS.) Also, there will be fantabulous hot photos to entice you to take a look!!!

Pretty please - click now!!! Read more... )

If you stuck with this through the whole post - THANK YOU! It took alot of work to do this...lol. And yes - This now means I have to get back to a certain...uhmm, fic - that I'm working on. *xof ducks head* - but I needed to get it out of my system!!! I truly hope that you find the time to look at the vids I recommended. I think they are more than worth the effort!

The man has a beautiful, entrancing voice and he deserves a wider audience.

hugs

xof

ETA - If you want to know the English translations for these songs - they can be found HERE.
*Points to Icon* THUDDDDDDD.... Ever seen a Japanese Vampire Rock Musician?

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Ok - you know how they say people can wear their hearts on their sleeve? Me - I wear my enthusiasm on my sleeve. Especially when I find something - or in the case, someone - who just makes me go WOW!!! I tend to jump in full force - getting all the info, links, etc - that I can find. It happened with X-Files (remember Xof is Fox spelled backwards...lol) - it happened with Queer As Folk - heck, it's happened on a fandom level, many times.

Wellll, in the last week - I found something that touches a LOTTTTT of my buttons...lol.

Vampires - Oh Yeah. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Slashable boy on boy touching - Oh Yeah! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Rock Music - Oh Yeah! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Eclectic, fantastical drama on stage to a crowd of f'ing tens of thousands - THUD!!! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting lol.... And I wanted to give my STRONG recommendation to my flist so that I could share the wealth. So pretty please - I'm asking for you to treat yourselves by taking a look at what I've amassed below!!! (I appreciate your time...lol.)

Who am I talking about? A man called "Gackt" - a Japanese musical Superstar!!! Who until a week ago, I knew absolutely nothing about. Bad xof! (No - don't run away!!! You have to see the pictures!!!) He's one of THE biggest things on the scene in Asia - and has been for almost ten years. He's drop dead gorgeous, multi-talented, says he's a 400+ year old Vampire!!! That alone should get you to stay around, folks! Add in that he does stage shows that'll make your jaw drop, plays multiple instruments, incorporates martial arts into his act and likes to tease the audience by feeling up his fellow male band members - it's allllllll fantastic!!! Oh, and did I mention his music is SO GOOD!!!

I'm including several recommendations under the cut for youtube.com vids of his performances - including "Lust For Blood" - which you HAVE TO SEE!!! It's his vampire rock song - and I'm tell you, you'll love it! (If you're a Laurell K. Hamilton or Anne Rice fan - you NEED TO SEE THIS.) Also, there will be fantabulous hot photos to entice you to take a look!!!

Pretty please - click now!!! Read more... )

If you stuck with this through the whole post - THANK YOU! It took alot of work to do this...lol. And yes - This now means I have to get back to a certain...uhmm, fic - that I'm working on. *xof ducks head* - but I needed to get it out of my system!!! I truly hope that you find the time to look at the vids I recommended. I think they are more than worth the effort!

The man has a beautiful, entrancing voice and he deserves a wider audience.

hugs

xof

ETA - If you want to know the English translations for these songs - they can be found HERE.
I need the lj members' help, darlins....pretty please.

I need song suggestions. (No, don't run away! Just keep reading...)

Three different songs, acutally. There's a REALLLLLLLLY good reason why I need them, but I can't tell you jusssst yet. (hehe, devious aren't I?)

However, the 'reason' I need them won't come to fruition at all unless you help!

Soooo, put on your headphones, luvs - or turn up your stereos and give this a thought.

Please provide me with a song suggestion for the following:

1) A song that SCREAMS "Stuart Alan Jones" to you every time you hear it.

2) A song that IS "Rathbone" from Aidan's Shanghai Knights.

3) A song that represents any role from Aidan Gillen's other work on film/tv. Pick your favorites, you decide.

And you have to give me one for all THREE!!! It's a requirement...lol. The songs can be kick ass rock, menacing and dark, sultry and seductive or any other 'theme/sound' you like - 3 songs from any genre that strikes your fancies.

I need these suggestions rather quickly - say in the next few days, pretttttty please?

I would adore it if you were able to upload the song suggestions to yousendit.com or some other dl site - esp if it is an obscure choice. But this isn't a requirement. *cough - would be nice though...lol - cough*

Many many many thanks, hugs, etc in advance.

hugs

xof
I need the lj members' help, darlins....pretty please.

I need song suggestions. (No, don't run away! Just keep reading...)

Three different songs, acutally. There's a REALLLLLLLLY good reason why I need them, but I can't tell you jusssst yet. (hehe, devious aren't I?)

However, the 'reason' I need them won't come to fruition at all unless you help!

Soooo, put on your headphones, luvs - or turn up your stereos and give this a thought.

Please provide me with a song suggestion for the following:

1) A song that SCREAMS "Stuart Alan Jones" to you every time you hear it.

2) A song that IS "Rathbone" from Aidan's Shanghai Knights.

3) A song that represents any role from Aidan Gillen's other work on film/tv. Pick your favorites, you decide.

And you have to give me one for all THREE!!! It's a requirement...lol. The songs can be kick ass rock, menacing and dark, sultry and seductive or any other 'theme/sound' you like - 3 songs from any genre that strikes your fancies.

I need these suggestions rather quickly - say in the next few days, pretttttty please?

I would adore it if you were able to upload the song suggestions to yousendit.com or some other dl site - esp if it is an obscure choice. But this isn't a requirement. *cough - would be nice though...lol - cough*

Many many many thanks, hugs, etc in advance.

hugs

xof
Okay - the serious part of the post. I heard Pink's latest CD today - and loved it! That girl's got chops - trust me, if you ever get a chance to see/hear her sing "Me & Bobby McGee" = she'll knock you to the floor with how good she does it. Anyyyyyyyyyyway - back to her new album. Loved several tracks on it, but I wanted to recommend one of her songs which I have a SMALL feeling won't get much airplay...snicker.

Track 5 - "Dear Mr. President" Here's two YSI links for the song, which I'm sharing because A) I want you to hear it!!! and B) I would totally recommend folks buy her latest album. It's amazing.

YSI One - Pink - DMP

YSI Two - Pink - DMP

Wow - I can only imagine the label's response was to hearing that song, but it f'ing rocks that they put it on the album. AND yes, this is a very anti-Bush song - so if you are a fan of the man, be warned. But it's also emotional, poignant and kicks ass brave.

Nowwwwwwwww - for something completely different!!! Whooo hoooooooo...

Pink's also got a song on the CD called "Fingers" - can you guess the topic??? Masturbation!!! hehe...

It's a good song, but it had me thinking back and I have a question for you all. What songs do YOU remember that were released by popular musicians which were about or mention Masturbation? I can name a few:

"Fingers" - Pink
"Touch Of My Hand" - Britney Spears
"I Touch Myself" - The Divinyls/Blondie
"She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper
"Darlin Nikki" - Prince

hugs

xof
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Okay - the serious part of the post. I heard Pink's latest CD today - and loved it! That girl's got chops - trust me, if you ever get a chance to see/hear her sing "Me & Bobby McGee" = she'll knock you to the floor with how good she does it. Anyyyyyyyyyyway - back to her new album. Loved several tracks on it, but I wanted to recommend one of her songs which I have a SMALL feeling won't get much airplay...snicker.

Track 5 - "Dear Mr. President" Here's two YSI links for the song, which I'm sharing because A) I want you to hear it!!! and B) I would totally recommend folks buy her latest album. It's amazing.

YSI One - Pink - DMP

YSI Two - Pink - DMP

Wow - I can only imagine the label's response was to hearing that song, but it f'ing rocks that they put it on the album. AND yes, this is a very anti-Bush song - so if you are a fan of the man, be warned. But it's also emotional, poignant and kicks ass brave.

Nowwwwwwwww - for something completely different!!! Whooo hoooooooo...

Pink's also got a song on the CD called "Fingers" - can you guess the topic??? Masturbation!!! hehe...

It's a good song, but it had me thinking back and I have a question for you all. What songs do YOU remember that were released by popular musicians which were about or mention Masturbation? I can name a few:

"Fingers" - Pink
"Touch Of My Hand" - Britney Spears
"I Touch Myself" - The Divinyls/Blondie
"She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper
"Darlin Nikki" - Prince

hugs

xof
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Brace yourself...hehe. It's prezzie time!!!! The following "projects" were done with full and deep felt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wannabebrit - they were inspired by her love and friendship, and are dedicated to her for her enthusiasm for my original characters - Declan Rai and Ashton Forster. Happy birthday, lady!

A little backstory (please read) -

Read more... )

The Prezzies - Two fanmixes featuring 33 songs that tell the "story" of the last ten years of Declan/Ashton. One from each man's perspective, inspired by and dedicated to his love of the other. Each highly colored by their personalities (as I know them to be in my head...lol), their likes, loves and their fears. And finally, by their devotion and committment, each for and to the other. (((I strongly encourage those not familiar with these characters and their "special" connection/committment to read the story mentioned above. This fanmix, these song choices and my comments below will make MUCH more sense when you do....lol.)))


Gift No. 1 - The Declan Fanmix entitled "N-U-I-N" - artwork by the luvly talented [livejournal.com profile] piper47 (MANY THANKS for your beautiful artwork!)

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Tracks & Download Links:
Read more... )

Gift No. 2 - The Ashton Fanmix entitled "Evermore" - artwork by the luvly talented [livejournal.com profile] piper47 (MANY THANKS for your beautiful artwork!)

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Tracks & Download Links:
Read more... )

Lady - I truly want you to have a wonderful birthday, on Monday...lol. (She's getting this post over a day early so she can enjoy it over the weekend.) I hope you enjoy this musical look into their hearts and minds; the songs and lyrics where chosen to reflect each man intimately. You may have heard some of these songs a hundred times, but I tried to create mixes that were "them" and the result proved rather ecclectic...lol. So promise me you'll BLAST IT!!! That's always a necessity! (And remember that while I've put the songs in chronological order, I find that putting them on shuffle is just as much fun!!)

Happy Birthday!!!

hugs

xof
Brace yourself...hehe. It's prezzie time!!!! The following "projects" were done with full and deep felt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wannabebrit - they were inspired by her love and friendship, and are dedicated to her for her enthusiasm for my original characters - Declan Rai and Ashton Forster. Happy birthday, lady!

A little backstory (please read) -

Read more... )

The Prezzies - Two fanmixes featuring 33 songs that tell the "story" of the last ten years of Declan/Ashton. One from each man's perspective, inspired by and dedicated to his love of the other. Each highly colored by their personalities (as I know them to be in my head...lol), their likes, loves and their fears. And finally, by their devotion and committment, each for and to the other. (((I strongly encourage those not familiar with these characters and their "special" connection/committment to read the story mentioned above. This fanmix, these song choices and my comments below will make MUCH more sense when you do....lol.)))


Gift No. 1 - The Declan Fanmix entitled "N-U-I-N" - artwork by the luvly talented [livejournal.com profile] piper47 (MANY THANKS for your beautiful artwork!)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Tracks & Download Links:
Read more... )

Gift No. 2 - The Ashton Fanmix entitled "Evermore" - artwork by the luvly talented [livejournal.com profile] piper47 (MANY THANKS for your beautiful artwork!)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Tracks & Download Links:
Read more... )

Lady - I truly want you to have a wonderful birthday, on Monday...lol. (She's getting this post over a day early so she can enjoy it over the weekend.) I hope you enjoy this musical look into their hearts and minds; the songs and lyrics where chosen to reflect each man intimately. You may have heard some of these songs a hundred times, but I tried to create mixes that were "them" and the result proved rather ecclectic...lol. So promise me you'll BLAST IT!!! That's always a necessity! (And remember that while I've put the songs in chronological order, I find that putting them on shuffle is just as much fun!!)

Happy Birthday!!!

hugs

xof
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