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Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007
Let The Music Speak

I was trying to figure out how to add some music here WITHOUT overwhelming everyone. Thanks to starlight42 here on Diaryland, I found a way.

When I tell you I have eclectic taste in music, I'm not kidding. And at the same time, I do have some limitations. I don't do rap - or anything in the realm. I don't care for hardcore country, though I prefer that to rap. If you'll look at the names in the playlist below, you'll see everything from classical to oldies to current, alternative, even a country song. But hopefully none is so far removed that they won't fit together (except maybe Talking Heads and the one following. Had to scratch my brain after I got that far, couldn't remember what I put on the list.)

Yeah, it takes forever to download - sorry. If y'all like this, though, I may link the page at the side and do some periodic updates as my brain kicks in and I remember more music.

A lot of this is slow stuff or low-key, but I tried to throw in enough beat to keep it from hitting the territory of sleep aid. Then again, I imagine for some of my readers this WOULD qualify as sleep-worthy. And that's okay, too.

Some days I'm more inclined to something upbeat. Tonight I'm in a mellow mood. Going back now to watch more Torchwood. It's a spinoff of the Doctor Who series, and there are certainly some elements that overlap; but to be perfectly honest, this may just be better than the old franchise. I wasn't sure I cared for the protagonist, but the character (who comes across as American, despite the BBC birthright of the show) has been given a pretty damned impressive backstory.

It takes a lot to get to me, but the episode I just watched had me floored and tears welling up. This isn't a show created for primetime USA in the aftermath of the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction. I'm reminded that European sensibilities are more sophisticated and while Doctor Who is perfectly fine for family, this show is definitely NOT family fare. It's a grown-up sci-fi program that takes for granted its viewers are intelligent and over 18.

If you get a chance, check it out. It's quite the experience.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )