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Month: November, 2012

SotD: What A Diffr’ence A Day Makes – Jaime Cullum

by johndsykes86

This song made famous by Dinah Washington is just a classic jazz /R&B standard and Jaime’s version is just perfect for a rainy day.

Did I mention Jaime Cullum does piano-stands during his show?

What a difference a day made, twenty four little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers where there use to be rain
My yesterday was blue dear
Today I’m a part of you dear
My lonely nights are through dear
Since you said you were mine
Oh, what a difference a day made
There’s a rainbow before me
Skies above can’t be stormy since that moment of bliss
That thrilling kiss
It’s heaven when you find romance on your menu
What a difference a day made
And the difference is you, is you

My yesterday was blue dear
Still I’m a part of you dear
My lonely nights are through dear
Since you said you were mine
Oh, what a difference a day made
There’s a rainbow before me
Skies above can’t be stormy since that moment of bliss
That thrilling kiss
It’s heaven when you find romance on your menu
What a difference a day made
And the difference is you, is you, is you

I’m not gay, but…

by johndsykes86

For Cumberbatch as Spike? I’d consider the tip…

Yes, its all photoshopped. Yes, Cumberbatch may be hindered by his accent. But if you see as I see and feel as I feel as a huge Cowboy Bebop fan, this needs to happen.

AND THE CORGI! EIN, YOU BEAUTY!

/fanboy

SotD: Last Christmas (Wham! cover) – Jimmy Eat World

by johndsykes86

 

My first introduction to Jimmy Eat World was Sweetness.
The first song I ever really fell in love with was The Most Beautiful Things
But the Jimmy Eat World song I have fun with the most is this one.
I dislike the holiday season for a couple of reason, but its a good excuse to play this song and not get stared at.

 

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Now I’ve found the real love, now I found
You’ll never fool me again!

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Now I’ve found the real love, now I found
You’ll never fool me again!

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

SotD: Once In A Lifetime – The Talking Heads

by johndsykes86

Because this video is everything I would want to do if I was a musician.

Whatever the fuck I want.

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself
Well…How did I get here?

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…

Water dissolving…and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Under the water, carry the water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water at the bottom of the ocean

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
Into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones
There is water underground

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go to?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right?…Am I wrong?
And you may say to yourself yourself
My God!…What have I done?!

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
Into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones
There is water underground

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Look where my hand was
Time isn’t holding up
Time is an asterisk
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Yeah, the twister comes
Here comes the twister
Same as it ever was…

 

 

Tumblr protip…

by johndsykes86

Avoid the Misandry Monday tag if you dont want to instantly hate and possibly fear for  your well-being for being of the male gender.

(and yes, i’m pretty sure there is some tag that is the inverse of that on tumblr. It just surprises me that people, regardless of gender or race, can go to that extreme about anything )

 

More reason to stay off the Internet.

SotD: La Roux – In for the Kill

by johndsykes86

 

Somedays, you just need a romp through Electric-lady land.
She’s a new artist to me, thanks to Spotify, and she sates my needs.

On the Duality of Man…

by johndsykes86

Relevant to my interests.

From Full Metal Jacket:

Pogue Colonel: Marine, what is that button on your body armor?
Private Joker: A peace symbol, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Where’d you get it?
Private Joker: I don’t remember, sir.
Pogue Colonel: What is that you’ve got written on your helmet?
Private Joker: “Born to Kill”, sir.
Pogue Colonel: You write “Born to Kill” on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What’s that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?
Private Joker: No, sir.
Pogue Colonel: You’d better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant shit on you.
Private Joker: Yes, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Now answer my question or you’ll be standing tall before the man.
Private Joker: I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.
Pogue Colonel: The what?
Private Joker: The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Whose side are you on, son?
Private Joker: Our side, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Don’t you love your country?
Private Joker: Yes, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Then how about getting with the program? Why don’t you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?
Private Joker: Yes, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Son, all I’ve ever asked of my marines is that they obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the Vietnamese, because inside every gook there is an American trying to get out. It’s a hardball world, son. We’ve gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over.
Private Joker: Aye-aye, sir.

SotD: Peaceland – Nujabes

by johndsykes86

Find a nice place outside. preferably a park with a lot of grass and open space.
Lay down and press play.
You’re welcome.

SotD: Victoria – John Mayer

by johndsykes86

I know John Mayer is an insufferable mess of a human being.
I also know that John Mayer is an insufferable mess of a human being who is extremely gifted with a guitar.

The version I posted is a demo, not the album version from Inside Wants Out.

 

Don’t know why tori came by,
I could see by the look in her eye,
Tori’d been driving round the town for a while
Plying with the thought of leaving
I don’t know why, Tori just smiled
And mentioned something about how you were right
Must have been hard to see 
Through the tears she was hiding
She said I might not be seeing him soon.
I got a few things I’ve been waiting to do

Hey
Tori came by,
Tori came by tonight
Hey
Tori came by,
She says to say “goodbye”

Looked outside,
At the car in the drive
And the suitcase,
On the backseat inside
Sure, it’s so, 
She can’t look out behind at the road
She said I might not be seeing him soon.
I got a few things I’ve been waiting to do

Hey
Tori came by,
Tori came by tonight
Hey
Tori came by,
She says to say “goodbye”

Don’t look down.
She seemed alright
You might be asking “where is Tori tonight?”
Somewhere out on the highway,
I’m sure that she is fine

 

 

 

Roadtrippin’ 4: Au Departure

by johndsykes86

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Because sometimes, leaving really is sweet sorrow… Also I hate the travel noobs that woke me up extra early from my airport bench to sit in TSA security line for 10 mins. Die.