Archive for April, 2008

27
Apr
08

Music Monday #13 – Gravity

Get the song here:
Sara Bareilles – Gravity (Megaupload)
or here:
Sara Bareilles – Gravity (Mediafire)

On today’s Music Monday I’d like to present a song by Sara Bareilles to you. She’s currently all over the airwaves here with her song Love Song, but the song I’m particularly taken by is Gravity. I must’ve heard it several months ago in some movie soundtrack or other (Loving Annabelle, I think), and I liked it so much I wrote down what I could catch from the music and googled it afterwards. I believe Gravity was first on her 2004 album Careful Confessions, which – as I’m writing this – is only available used for $150. However, on her current album Little Voice, Gravity is track number 12. As of now, that album is only $9.99. Enjoy the song and comment!


Sara Bareilles – Gravity

Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long
No matter what I say or do
I’ll still feel you here ’til the moment I’m gone

You hold me without touch
You keep me without chains
I never wanted anything so much
Than to drown in your love and not feel your rain

Set me free, leave me be
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
But you’re on to me and all over me

You loved me ’cause I’m fragile
When I thought that I was strong
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone

Set me free, leave me be
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
But you’re on to me and all over me

I live here on my knees as I try to make you see
That you’re everything I think I need here on the ground
But you’re neither friend nor foe
Though I can’t seem to let you go
The one thing that I still know
Is that you’re keeping me down

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See also: Sara Bareilles website] and Sara Bareilles on YouTube.

24
Apr
08

Books I’ve Read

I would like to point out to you that I now have this ingenious site with all the books I’ve read. Actually, that’s not quite true. I’ve read a lot more books in my life, but the pictures on this site are of all the books that I had a) already read and b) with me at home when I made this site. So it doesn’t include any library books or any books that I borrowed (well, except for two that I used a screenshot for) or any of the books that I gave away afterwards.

From now on I want to add a picture of every book I’m reading (and preferrably mark when I read finished reading them), and if I give them away afterwards or only borrowed them to begin with, I will mark them with a yellow border. Let’s see how long I will stay enthusiastic about this project. ;)

So the link of the site is above, right below the red banner, or if you’re too lazy to scroll up, just click on this link to the list of books I’ve read. Comments?

24
Apr
08

Linkage #8: Inside Scientology

>>> Inside Scientology <<<<

Janet Reitman wrote a very interesting article on scientology for Rolling Stone Magazine. It’s called Inside Scientology and it’s very comprehensive and answers a lot of questions you might have about scientology. I already referenced this article in my post about Hollywood Undercover by Ian Halperin, which is number three on the list of my most successful blog entries. (Right after Umbrella by… Tegan and Sara? and Monster.)

Anyway, enjoy.

21
Apr
08

Music Monday #12 – Jet Pack

Get the song here:
Jill Sobule – Jetpack (Mediafire)
Jill Sobule – Jetpack (Sendspace)

On this Music Monday I would like to introduce you to the very cool Jill Sobule. I suppose her most famous song is I Kissed A Girl, which is on her self-titled album. However, I would like to bring to you a different song you might not know yet. It’s called Jetpack (off of her album Underdog Victorious), and I think it shows some of Jill’s wit and her fun lyrics. I think the only instrument is her guitar, nothing fancy, just supporting her voice.

Her lyrics are often sarcastic, like the song Mary Kay about Mary Kay Letourneau or the Happy Song About Global Warming (see below).

You can find out more about her on her Official Website (which uses entirely too much flash), Jill Sobule’s Myspace Page or the Jill Sobule Wikipedia entry.

Also, don’t hesitate to check her out on YouTube:

A Happy Song About Global Warming


I Kissed A Girl

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Jill Sobule – Jetpack

If I had a jetpack the first thing that I would do
Is fly above the gridlock and come to you
I’d peek into the windows on 5th avenue
To see how the other side lives
And if I had a jetpack I would strap it on
I’d get out of this one room and I’d be gone
To where there are real houses and big front yards
If I had a jetpack

I’d take you up with me
at least we’d both be free
Past the statue of liberty
In my jetpack

If I had a jetpack, I’d fly over the bridge
I’d wave to all my friends who thought I’d never rise again
I’d fly over the stadium to watch my team win, watch my team win

And if I had a jetpack, I’d bust into your door
Take you by the hand to the Jersey shore
And underneath the moonlight, you’d want me even more
Cause, I’d have a jetpack

I’d take you up so high
If I dropped you, you would die
But I want you by my side, in my jetpack

I don’t have a jetpack, I don’t even have a car
I just have this token and a head full of stars
I wish you didn’t live up town so far
cause I don’t have a jetpack

20
Apr
08

Linkage #7: Business Cards

Business Cards – A Set on Flickr

This is a Flickrs set of business cards, meaning it’s gazillions of pictures of very creative business cards for your viewing pleasure. This is, of course, especially fun to watch with the Piclens Firefox Add-On. Enjoy!

19
Apr
08

Linkage #6: Block Posters

http://www.blockposters.com/

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Boy, it sure would be nice if I could have a huge poster of myself on my wall”? No? Well, me neither, but the good thing about BlockPoster is that you can make a big poster out of anything at all! Your favorite movie star, the best photo you took on your holiday in Iceland, a macro shot of your foot. Your options are limitless! All you need is the photo and a way to print it. You can decide how big you want it, and BlockPosters.com will calculate and make you a PDF. Print the PDF, stick the different sheets on your wall, and voilà!

There’s also a cool gallery on the Blockposters.com site.