Sunday, 1 April 2012

It's My Kind of Giveaway...



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To celebrate our second birthday and blog relaunch, It's My Kind of Scene is giving away a $50 iTunes voucher for one lucky liker of our delicious Facebook page. Other than this beautiful website, our Facebook page is another great interactive space for music lovers. So just how does one be in the running to win $50 to spend on whatever music they want (or movies or TV shows... whatever)? You've got to head on over to said Facebook page, make sure you're one of our highly attractive 'likers' and answer one simple question; what is your favourite lyric and why? Pretty simple, yes? YES! If you're in need of some inspiration, Jo and I have come up with a couple of rants answers of our own. Just so you know, we're not in the running. Or are we? No... we're not.


Here's what Jo came up with...


Katy Perry – 'Last Friday Night'




This one is a favourite of mine. A favourite because it involves two of my greatest loves; pop music and poor grammar. What is going on here Katy Perry? Is this song about the past or the present? I just don’t get it. Which Friday are you referring to? Let’s assume you’re singing this song on a Saturday. First of all you start talking about things that happened last night, being Friday night,


“Pictures of last night ended up online, I'm screwed, oh well….”


Then you start to get all confused because you start talking about last Friday night, which generally isn’t how one would reference the day before. Generally, yesterday is yesterday and ‘last Friday’ is the one before that, seven days previous to yesterday. So which Friday are you referring to when you say;


“Last Friday night, yeah we danced on table tops…”?


Is that the same Friday, as in yesterday, that your dodgy pictures ended up online and your car was towed or is that a different Friday? If your car was towed a week ago you really should have sorted that out by now, being this Friday. Now, suddenly, why are we chanting


“TGIF”?


It’s not Friday anymore, that was last night, or last week, or next week. It’s another day now and ‘TGIS, TGIM’ and so on just don’t have the same ring do they? When is this Friday anyway?


“This Friday night, do it all again….”


Are you talking about six days from Saturday or are you talking about the Friday from the week we are currently in, which is last night, but not last Friday and possibly also this Friday. If it’s next Friday I’ll have to check my schedule. If it’s yesterday then get off the crack Katy, that’s happened, we can’t relive it. If it’s last Friday, that’s fine, reminisce your heart out. Whatever, just sort out your Fridays from your Fridays. At least Rebecca Black knew which order the days of the week went….you’re confusing. Catchy, but confusing.


(Also, if anyone understands any of that rant, you’re a word nerd, you have a special place in my heart and please explain it all back to me. Thanks.)


Leonard Cohen - 'Hallelujah'




Unfortunately, this song is well over played. It’s used and abused all the time, in commercials, TV shows, movies; it gets prostituted around time and time again. Maybe that’s an indication of what an amazing song it is, but that also means it can get dull, which is incredibly unlucky, because it’s actually a beautiful song. I don’t even love the original as much as I do some of the covers, but every version still has these amazing lyrics that suck me in. Every now and then I’ll hear it again, get a glimpse of a lyric and then get stuck, having to listen; they force me to hear it all over again. I even remember the exact day I heard this for the first time, it was cold and rainy and perfect for this kind of song. There are so many ideas about what it exactly means, what the subject matter is, but for me, I don’t care, I have my own reasons for loving it, my own concept of what it means and the images that the lyrics conjure are just so heartbreaking, sad and hopeful all at once, I think it will always have some meaning to me in some way. I love music in every form, but sometimes the darker songs, the sadder, tragic, tear jerking songs are the ones that stick, with a special spot in my heart. This one has some of my favourite melancholy thoughts of all time.


“Maybe there's a God above, but all I've ever learned from love was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you, and it's not a cry that you hear at night, it's not somebody who's seen the light, it's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah….”


So sad, so true. Sigh.


You've heard it from Jo, now here are some lyrics that Matt loves... for a variety of reasons.


The Dresden Dolls - 'Boston'




There is nothing in the world that we can count on,
Even that we will wake up is an assumption...


Stunning lyrics from the brilliant mastermind that is Amanda Palmer. Lyrics like this are why I love music; they say everything we wouldn't dare talk about in most circumstances, they make you question your lot in life and stop you in your tracks. When I heard this line in 'Boston' I had to stop, reflect on how painfully accurate what was said is and then curse Palmer for my inability to come up with such an incredible collection of words.


Rebecca Black - 'Friday'




There must be something about Friday that makes artists lyrically insane. Just like 'Last Friday Night,' 'Friday' is chock full of mind numbing/amazing lyrics with some of my favourite including...


Fun, fun think about fun,
You know what it is.


We-we-we so excited,
We so excited...


Tomorrow is Saturday,
And Sunday comes after...wards.


That last one? Pure songwriting genius.


You've heard from us, now tell us what your favourite lyric/lyrics are over on our Facebook page (don't forget to like the page if you haven't already)... and you just might be spending that $50 iTunes voucher. Oh, don't forget to tell ALL of your friends! We'll be announcing the winner in two weeks!

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