krazykitkat: (hot passion (Xena/Ares))
Have gained an appreciation for Ricky Martin since he's been one of the coaches on The Voice Australia. Even more so in the finale where he sang El Tango de Roxanne (from Moulin Rouge) with his finalist (unfortunately I find him bland). Smouldering and that voice...

video to melt your socks )
krazykitkat: (blowing in the wind)
Gorgeous performance on The Voice Australia for National Reconciliation Week. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Delta Goodrem perform Bayini. Hopefully my overseas friends will be able to view it. Sublime.

krazykitkat: (only girl (Firefly))
What is it with everyone releasing cds at the same time?

Love Madeleine Peyroux's Bare Bones.

And today mum got me Diana Krall's Quiet Nights (her last few cds seem to have been released here before the US) as part of my birthday present two weeks early. My favourite track is "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart".

Vienna Teng's next...

So much love for the women at the moment - Lizz Wright ("Song for Mia" (The Orchard) is just perfect), Beth Rowley, Melody Gardot...
krazykitkat: (only girl (Firefly))
What is it with everyone releasing cds at the same time?

Love Madeleine Peyroux's Bare Bones.

And today mum got me Diana Krall's Quiet Nights (her last few cds seem to have been released here before the US) as part of my birthday present two weeks early. My favourite track is "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart".

Vienna Teng's next...

So much love for the women at the moment - Lizz Wright ("Song for Mia" (The Orchard) is just perfect), Beth Rowley, Melody Gardot...
krazykitkat: (frank pout (m*a*s*h))
Oh, please, Ray, come back!

Talk about inane chatter from the new "hosts". We're watching for the carols, not your breakfast patter. And we can't stand Karl. Gah!

And why oh why was it moved an hour earlier? The first hour felt like it was a dress rehearsal with the sunlight streaming in. Plus, we're not ready to sit down and watch at 8pm. We ended up recording it and watching the first half after it had finished. One benefit was that we could fastforward through the hosts and Hi-5.

Thank goodness for Marina, Silvie and Dennis.

I like David Campbell's voice, but it didn't really suit O Holy Night. The end number with Jimmy was great.

And I discovered that I've been misunderstanding The First Noel for most of my life:

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;


I thought 'to certain' meant something like 'to reassure' where 'certain' was some archaic use of the word. I thought it was a verb, not that the angel was discriminating. My sister thinks I'm an idiot.
krazykitkat: (frank pout (m*a*s*h))
Oh, please, Ray, come back!

Talk about inane chatter from the new "hosts". We're watching for the carols, not your breakfast patter. And we can't stand Karl. Gah!

And why oh why was it moved an hour earlier? The first hour felt like it was a dress rehearsal with the sunlight streaming in. Plus, we're not ready to sit down and watch at 8pm. We ended up recording it and watching the first half after it had finished. One benefit was that we could fastforward through the hosts and Hi-5.

Thank goodness for Marina, Silvie and Dennis.

I like David Campbell's voice, but it didn't really suit O Holy Night. The end number with Jimmy was great.

And I discovered that I've been misunderstanding The First Noel for most of my life:

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;


I thought 'to certain' meant something like 'to reassure' where 'certain' was some archaic use of the word. I thought it was a verb, not that the angel was discriminating. My sister thinks I'm an idiot.
krazykitkat: (oh my (Giles))
Billy Thorpe's death was a bit of a shock. Same age as my dad. While Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy) is probably the one that gets stuck in your head, I have a soft spot for his cover of Somewhere over the rainbow.

*

Danny bird had a sore eye this morning, kept it closed. Took him out to have a look at it, dripped some water into it just in case there was something caught, he really appreciated that. He's better tonight, but I think it's still bothering him. He might have scratched it.

If it continues I'll need to get him an eye patch and a pirate.
krazykitkat: (oh my (Giles))
Billy Thorpe's death was a bit of a shock. Same age as my dad. While Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy) is probably the one that gets stuck in your head, I have a soft spot for his cover of Somewhere over the rainbow.

*

Danny bird had a sore eye this morning, kept it closed. Took him out to have a look at it, dripped some water into it just in case there was something caught, he really appreciated that. He's better tonight, but I think it's still bothering him. He might have scratched it.

If it continues I'll need to get him an eye patch and a pirate.
krazykitkat: (stitch with ducks)
But the heavy coastal falls brought surprises for some. A caller from the Hunter Valley told ABC radio yesterday that his ducks had never seen rain before, and ran for cover when the heavens opened. - hahaha! Poor duckies.

The rain has cleared. Only a tiny bit on the radar, hasn't rained here for most of the evening. Been an amazing 3 days.

While it would be good if some stormwater could be harvested, if I hear one more person say the water is being wasted, I'm going to punch them out! If Sydney wasn't here, guess where that rain/runoff would be going??? Into the rivers and out to sea! Fancy that. It's called the natural water cycle. And runoff is needed to keep the ground moist, and flush rivers/creeks etc. If you harvested all stormwater, you'd be damaging the environment.

*

Mainly had one of the student physios, Heidi from Norway. Nick's practice takes students from Europe/US/Canada. Apparently physio students who come down to Oz for work experience are highly sought after when they get home.

She managed to crack both my hips at the same time! That's an impressive feat. My right hip is usually reasonably easy to crack (I can do it myself), but my left hip is really stubborn, even with force. Yet she barely put any force into it and they both cracked really well. Was a bit of a shock, very noisy and hurt a little.

So hate Nick cracking my neck. Apart from it just being very wrong, I'm always freaked he's going to break my neck.

Shoulder/neck still stiff, but seems to be settling down. *fingers crossed*

GP tomorrow, few things to sort out. Including some unpleasantness I'd rather not be there for :\

*

Been transferring some of my cds to my palm pilot, so have more music for work. Took some trial and error, the instructions in real player weren't straight forward. Was transferring some Mandy Patinkin cds, and I smiled when I saw "with guest artist Kristin Chenoweth". At least I know who she is now!
krazykitkat: (stitch with ducks)
But the heavy coastal falls brought surprises for some. A caller from the Hunter Valley told ABC radio yesterday that his ducks had never seen rain before, and ran for cover when the heavens opened. - hahaha! Poor duckies.

The rain has cleared. Only a tiny bit on the radar, hasn't rained here for most of the evening. Been an amazing 3 days.

While it would be good if some stormwater could be harvested, if I hear one more person say the water is being wasted, I'm going to punch them out! If Sydney wasn't here, guess where that rain/runoff would be going??? Into the rivers and out to sea! Fancy that. It's called the natural water cycle. And runoff is needed to keep the ground moist, and flush rivers/creeks etc. If you harvested all stormwater, you'd be damaging the environment.

*

Mainly had one of the student physios, Heidi from Norway. Nick's practice takes students from Europe/US/Canada. Apparently physio students who come down to Oz for work experience are highly sought after when they get home.

She managed to crack both my hips at the same time! That's an impressive feat. My right hip is usually reasonably easy to crack (I can do it myself), but my left hip is really stubborn, even with force. Yet she barely put any force into it and they both cracked really well. Was a bit of a shock, very noisy and hurt a little.

So hate Nick cracking my neck. Apart from it just being very wrong, I'm always freaked he's going to break my neck.

Shoulder/neck still stiff, but seems to be settling down. *fingers crossed*

GP tomorrow, few things to sort out. Including some unpleasantness I'd rather not be there for :\

*

Been transferring some of my cds to my palm pilot, so have more music for work. Took some trial and error, the instructions in real player weren't straight forward. Was transferring some Mandy Patinkin cds, and I smiled when I saw "with guest artist Kristin Chenoweth". At least I know who she is now!
krazykitkat: (research (Buffy))
Was watching an episode of The Inside last night (and Adam Baldwin cracks us up), and they used this gorgeous version of "One (is the loneliest number)". It was sung by a woman and had a bluesy sound.

I want to know who it's by, but just did a quick search at amazon and it was coming up with every song title that had the word "one" in it.

Grrrr...

Any chance any of you might know who it's by? Or a better way to search for it?
krazykitkat: (research (Buffy))
Was watching an episode of The Inside last night (and Adam Baldwin cracks us up), and they used this gorgeous version of "One (is the loneliest number)". It was sung by a woman and had a bluesy sound.

I want to know who it's by, but just did a quick search at amazon and it was coming up with every song title that had the word "one" in it.

Grrrr...

Any chance any of you might know who it's by? Or a better way to search for it?
krazykitkat: (leo)
Listened to Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong while pulling down the Christmas tree (the cd didn't arrive till after Christmas so thought the timing was appropriate enough). Twas lovely and mum liked it, said her voice was pure. But trying to take decorations off the tree has really done my hands in. Paaiinnnnn...
krazykitkat: (leo)
Listened to Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong while pulling down the Christmas tree (the cd didn't arrive till after Christmas so thought the timing was appropriate enough). Twas lovely and mum liked it, said her voice was pure. But trying to take decorations off the tree has really done my hands in. Paaiinnnnn...
krazykitkat: (dream (Susan - B5))
Note: don't ask questions during US holidays...

Reasking: recommendation for what Vienna Teng cd to buy first (I have Warm Strangers mp3ified)?

*

I only just survived work. When I got up this morning I was so tired I felt like crying. And had to get up and walk around a few times at work to keep myself awake.

But another fortnight/pay period I've done my full hours. That's a month, four weeks in a row, of doing my full hours. I am superwoman :)

Thursday was funny. I don't normally work it, and I walked in around my old side and K looked at me strangely and said, "What are you doing here?" :)

*

I am just a tad excited about finding Barry Jones' autobiography. And annoyed I didn't know till I just saw it in the ABC cattledog. Costs a pretty penny though. A few years back I considered writing to Barry Jones and asking him to write his autobiography...or if he didn't want to do it, let me! Yes, I was younger and stupider...but I so wanted to hear his story.

And everybody reading this either has no idea who I'm talking about or can't stand him.

*

And I think my dvd player just exploded. There were these popping sounds coming from the direction of the tv/dvd/vcrs, I looked and couldn't find anything. More popping sounds. The tv turned on okay, the vcrs played okay, the dvd player turned on okay...but it smells. I've unplugged everything until dad can look at them in the morning. Damn dvd player, it's only just over a year old and has barely been used. I had to buy it to replace the previous one in which the power supply carked it. I only paid $60 for it, but still.
krazykitkat: (dream (Susan - B5))
Note: don't ask questions during US holidays...

Reasking: recommendation for what Vienna Teng cd to buy first (I have Warm Strangers mp3ified)?

*

I only just survived work. When I got up this morning I was so tired I felt like crying. And had to get up and walk around a few times at work to keep myself awake.

But another fortnight/pay period I've done my full hours. That's a month, four weeks in a row, of doing my full hours. I am superwoman :)

Thursday was funny. I don't normally work it, and I walked in around my old side and K looked at me strangely and said, "What are you doing here?" :)

*

I am just a tad excited about finding Barry Jones' autobiography. And annoyed I didn't know till I just saw it in the ABC cattledog. Costs a pretty penny though. A few years back I considered writing to Barry Jones and asking him to write his autobiography...or if he didn't want to do it, let me! Yes, I was younger and stupider...but I so wanted to hear his story.

And everybody reading this either has no idea who I'm talking about or can't stand him.

*

And I think my dvd player just exploded. There were these popping sounds coming from the direction of the tv/dvd/vcrs, I looked and couldn't find anything. More popping sounds. The tv turned on okay, the vcrs played okay, the dvd player turned on okay...but it smells. I've unplugged everything until dad can look at them in the morning. Damn dvd player, it's only just over a year old and has barely been used. I had to buy it to replace the previous one in which the power supply carked it. I only paid $60 for it, but still.
krazykitkat: (hold me (Crossing Jordan))
Thanks to several people here I've been introduced to the loveliness that is Vienna Teng. I have Warm Strangers mp3ified (and will buy eventually). Which of her cds would you recommend I buy first?
krazykitkat: (hold me (Crossing Jordan))
Thanks to several people here I've been introduced to the loveliness that is Vienna Teng. I have Warm Strangers mp3ified (and will buy eventually). Which of her cds would you recommend I buy first?
krazykitkat: (squee (Stitch))
I'll do a longer post (including I hope a full song list, have to work out a few based on lyric snippets), but suffice to say, Mandy Patinkin was amazing. I'd go again in a heartbeat. I got so emotional at times, actually cried during You've got to be carefully taught/Children will listen which had gorgeous didgeridoo accompaniment by Gavin Flick. 2 amazing hours, he puts his all into it. And to end it off, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." in sword-fighting stance :)

Unfortunately I wasn't in such a good state. Usual rotten night's sleep, followed by severe anxiety right through the morning and even at some times during the concert. I so hate it :(
krazykitkat: (squee (Stitch))
I'll do a longer post (including I hope a full song list, have to work out a few based on lyric snippets), but suffice to say, Mandy Patinkin was amazing. I'd go again in a heartbeat. I got so emotional at times, actually cried during You've got to be carefully taught/Children will listen which had gorgeous didgeridoo accompaniment by Gavin Flick. 2 amazing hours, he puts his all into it. And to end it off, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." in sword-fighting stance :)

Unfortunately I wasn't in such a good state. Usual rotten night's sleep, followed by severe anxiety right through the morning and even at some times during the concert. I so hate it :(

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