Thursday, August 26, 2010

5 on Friday - Set 29

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

To continue on with my admiration for all things Richard Armitage, here are five songs I discovered on You Tube by watching various Richard fanvids.

Of course, as a graduate of film school, I should be shocked and appalled at fanvids - but I love them. The people who make them are using music and footage that in no way belong to them. However, in my not-humble opinion, these fanvids end up working as free publicity, so I look at it as a win-win situation. Discovering musicians and films through these fanvids have led directly to my buying their CD's and DVD's.

Besides which, I get a real charge out of seeing what regular folk manage to come up with, using their home editing programs. The fanvids become mini character studies which I find irresistable.

Keep in mind that these videos all contain spoilers.

1 - When You're Falling - Peter Gabriel with Afro Celt Sound System

Cause when you’re falling
I can’t tell which way is down
And when you’re screaming
Somehow I don't hear a sound

And when you're seeing things
Then your feet don’t touch the ground
Cause when you're falling
I can't tell which way is down

- Emmerson / Lionaird / McNally / Russell

2 - Lies - The Pierces

I can't tell you how many times I've cried
Over you, my baby
I've had one too many sleepless nights
Over you, my baby

While you're out there getting high
One more night for me to cry
Can you look me in the eye
Cross your heart and hope to die

- Greenawalt / Allison and Catherine Pierce

3 - Shame on the Soul - Speck Mountain

Weight of all your reason
A harder hand you'll find
Ooo I know
Lord it's cold
On this empty plane of mine

Shame on me
On me
Lord I know
Shame on me
Oh lord I know

- Speck Mountain

4 - Make Me Wanna Die - The Pretty Reckless

Taste me
Drink my soul
Show me all the things
That I shouldn't know
When there's a new moon on the rise

I had everything
Opportunities for eternity
And I could belong to the night
Your eyes
Your eyes
I can see in your eyes
Your eyes

You make me wanna die

- Khandwala / Momsen / Phillips

5 - Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy

Goodbye my almost lover
Goodbye my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?

So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should have known you'd
Bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

- Alison Sudol

Jamie says It is a good set when you can't decide your favorite in the "never heard before" songs.

Mike Golch says I enjoyed these. I like that you are part of the on Friday meme.

VA Bookworm 87 says Guy is such a terrible person, but Richard Armitage [inadvertently] made him into a super hot bad boy! I love fan vids :D I watch a lot of North & South vids!


Jamie said...

I just loved the new Robin Hood, and it is a good set when you can't decide your favorite in the "never heard before" songs. I think it is "Lies, lies, lies" but definitely want to listen more.

Mike Golch said...

I enjoyed these. I like the you are part of the on Friday meme.

Linda said...

I have to agree with you on the Fanvids and it's definitely good publicity - good free publicity! I love to see how creative people can be, too, and some of them are darned creative!

I've tried watching the new Robin Hood but it's been tough as I feel like I need to go back and catch up from the beginning - something I'm afraid I don't have time for.

Perhaps I'll just do it in small bits via more videos like these! I'm with Jamie, I think "Lies, Lies, Lies" is my favorite of the group this week!

VABookworm87 said...

I've always been a huge Robin Hood fan (it's what got me into archery), and yet I couldn't get into Jonas Armstrong's character... Guy is such a terrible person, but Richard Armitage [inadvertently] made him into a super hot bad boy! I love fan vids :D I watch a lot of North & South vids!

Shelley Munro said...

I enjoyed watching these but for some reason the sound wasn't very good. It's certainly a great series.

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

still all new to me! love how you weave your story, the music and the prose all into a fab post-- thanks much, lady!

Travis Cody said...

Youtube is fun like that, isn't it? Sometimes our date night will be a special dinner, no TV, and a surf around the Youtube. We just sort of bounce around with whatever thought the previous video puts in our heads.

We're such geeks!