tinhuvielartanis: (Shriekback Logo)
Not the videos, the songs.

tinhuvielartanis: (Nemesis)
This is the second video I've made for Barry's acoustic solo version of "God's Gardenias." I was in the process of redoing parts of the original, per BA, after taking it down from You Tube, when my computer was murdered. Everything was lost, so I had to start from scratch. I followed the path B wanted taken with the song, so here's hoping it measures up. I'm probably going to do "Down the Pyramids" next. It's a quirky song, pretty much comprised of piano abuse. You'll understand when you hear. In the meantime, have some Pretty.

tinhuvielartanis: (Nemesis)
I'm slow, but sure. It takes hours to collect images for a video, then it takes almost two hours to upload this on to You Tube. So total hours on This Big Hush adds up to approximately 7. That being said, I will get all the HBoS up on You Tube; it's just going to take me a while. So, anyway, this is the acoustic version of the 1984 Shriekback song by Barry Andrews. Enjoy.

tinhuvielartanis: (Shriekback Logo)
To my knowledge, these lyrics were only ever available on the Shriekback Digital Conspiracy mailing list as one of the Songs of the Week.  The lyric transcription was made for the post, then was corrected by the band to provide accuracy.

Feel free to sing along!

NERVE by Shriekbackxml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /

Bassline has no point of view
Waiting for a statement
Faith don’t come so easily
This proves nothing
Only bursting bubbles
Legs open, eyes crossed
Pressing on the nerve
We all like that
We all like that

Arafat got such evil eyes
cased in armour
Twenty thousand bodyguards
Only trust the devil I know
Drawing circles
Gonna call him up now
head line, heart line
Pressing on the nerve
We all like that
We all like that

Pumping, Gushing, Running, Hiding
Pull tighter
Pull tighter
played on one string
fire is inside
Expressed in Molotovs
Click, flash, no pictures
Make mine Kalashnikov
Compound fracture
Pressing on the nerve
We all like that
We all like that

tinhuvielartanis: (Maul - snarky)
tinhuvielartanis: (Barry Interview)
I started this project in January, teaching myself how to make movies in order to bring this music to everyone. You can see the progression of how I grew from being a complete movie-making moron to being a mere idiot. I'm kind of proud of my dumbass self.

Here's the final song, all thanks to Khanada Taylor and Barry Andrews! And the lyrics gave me the opportunity to feed my Great Mortality fascination. Morbid? Yes. Groovy? I think so.

And here's the full playlist. Actually there's a fourteenth song, but B won't share it with me because his Virgo nature finds it unfit for consumption, even private consumption. How about that?

Hope you enjoy these, and please spread the love! These songs deserve to be heard.
tinhuvielartanis: (Tim Roth)
Really, I can't believe there are this many now. What the hell am I doing?

Tim Roth Tutorial, Lesson #70 from Tinhuviel on Vimeo.

You Tube Link (because they won't let me embed, the bastards!): http://youtu.be/_0Pp6oaPQFw

Tim Roth Tutorial, Lesson #71 from Tinhuviel on Vimeo.

tinhuvielartanis: (Pariah)
Made for Bruce McRae and Carlo Asciutti, who comprise Thee Caretakers. Their music is made of Pure Awesome. Just sayin'.

tinhuvielartanis: (Cadmus Dark Eyes)
Mind-blowing song, and a video I'm really pretty proud of, despite it's unintentional link to Skellig.

tinhuvielartanis: (Pensive)
My favourite Billy Joel song of all time. From the Glass Houses album. Don't know why I thought about it tonight. There's something about this song that is timeless, something that is touching me particularly at this moment. I cannot place my finger on it. Whatever it is, it's the perfect excuse to find it on my iTunes and listen to it again, and to share it here. Because it needs sharing.

tinhuvielartanis: (King Julien wahey!)
One of my best friends, dating back to high school (1982 ~ 30 years sweet jesus), is featured in this music video. He is on the keyboards (of course!) and he's bloody brilliant, always has been. Please watch and go give them a thumbs up, and comment! That would be lovely of you, thanks.

tinhuvielartanis: (Devil Smidge)
tinhuvielartanis: (Dr. Who Boogie)
tinhuvielartanis: (Tim Roth)
These are included in the Vimeo album I just posted the link to, so I'm not gonna rehash myself and post the individual links. I'll start doing that with Lesson #58. Hope these tickle your funny bone and, if you dig The Roth the way I do, flips your pancake.

More Rothage Behind the Cut )
tinhuvielartanis: (Shriek-Basin-Barry!)

from the Sacred City movie. "The Bastard Sons of Enoch" and "Hymn to the Local Gods." Hymn features Vivienne Kent and Finn Andrews as two of the local Gods.
Featuring "The Bastard Sons of Enoch" and "Hymn to the Local Gods." The dancing savage child amongst the Local Gods is young Finn Andrews, who would grow up ...
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tinhuvielartanis: (Faust)
This isn't always the way it happens, but this is one good example.

Earlier today while I was coming home from dropping off Diane after she'd helped me empty the ION of all my personal belongings, Froderick played "Now We Are Free" by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard. This was one of the songs I listened to almost constantly when I was writing "The Sainted Confessor." Actually, the three driving songs during that dark period were this one, DMB's "Lying in the Hands of God," and "Veridis Quo" by Daft Punk. Well, honourable mention has to go to Cyndi Lauper's "True Colours" and "Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us" by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. But I digress.

One night while I was writing on Sainted, working on The Joker Blogs site, and chatting with Megs and [livejournal.com profile] gunslingaaahhh, I figured I would pop on to You Tube and see if I could find a decent video that used "Now We Are Free" to share with the girls. If memory serves, they one or both of them weren't entirely sure what song I was talking about, and I needed for them to be with me on what I was "seeing" with my ears since they were both being my psychotherapists for while I wrote Sainted. Yeah, it was that disturbing for me, especially since the character Cadmus was ripping up every night had been anchored to someone I actually knew and called friend. Anyway, I was trawling through You Tube, searching under the song title and came across this video (yes, I favourited it then, that's why I could so easily find it now).

Seeing James McAvoy's face accompanied with that music instantaneously solidified the mortal side of Faust and fleshed him out as Kallum McCreary. And it did something never before done in my world, having given essentially one character two different anchors. Even though Scott anchored to the Vampiric Faust, and James McAvoy anchored to the mortal Kallum, they are essentially anchoring aspects of the same character.

But that's how it happens, more often than not, the anchoring of a character. It's an accident and it's almost always an irreversible instance.
tinhuvielartanis: (T and B)
Peter MacNicol's reaction to seeing what has happened to The Mona Lisa matches my reaction to most everything that happens to me on the Internet, and pretty much my life in general. This is not exaggeration here. Truly, this is my life.

tinhuvielartanis: (Cymru)
I used to listen to a show called The Thistle and Shamrock on NPR from the mid-80s on through to the late 90s, when the local station stopped carrying the show. Every week, Fiona Ritchie would offer up the most wonderful music from the Celtic world, and I was so in love with it all. It was this show that introduced me to Dougie MacLean, Talitha MacKenzie, Loreena McKennitt, Capercaillie, Silly Wizard, and I could go on and on.

When I became involved in the local Celtic music community, I was pointed in the direction of Horizon Records, which carried the biggest collection of Celtic Folk CDs in the area. I was able to find Dougie, Loreena, Talitha, and all the others who had become an integral part of my life. But there was one artist I never could find, and the guys at Horizon could not order, 'cos they'd never heard of her and she did not show up in their database.

Her name was Janet Russell, and she was a Scottish Traditional performer.

I had come to believe that I had gotten her name wrong and I would never be able to find her music. This grieved me no end, because Ms. Russell transformed my outlook on Celtic Folk and gave me hope that I might someday be able to sing in that way. She did this with just two songs, the two Fiona Ritchie showcased on T&S one weekend. I was lucky enough to be taping this particular show, which also featured Dougie MacLean's 'Over My Mountain' (which I made a video for because the song can't be readily found anywhere, if you don't know where to look. Even the band I used to manage, Kilmoulis, had never heard of this song, and they knew a great deal about Dougie). Listen to it and immerse yourself in its glory.

This show also introduced me to Scottish Mouth Music by way of Talitha MacKenzie and Martin Swann. But I digress.

Fiona played two songs by Janet Russell; 'Old Woman Is Watching' (aka 'Weave and Mend') and 'Band o'Shearers.' I was gobsmacked and utterly enthralled. I played that tape over and over again, learning every word of the lyrics and emulating the accent to the best of my abilities. A decade later, I began singing the songs, particularly 'Old Woman Is Watching,' at the local UU church when one of our coven elders, Lady Neith, would do the lay-led service for one of the Sabbats. 'Old Woman Is Watching' was the song I sang for my professional singer grandmother. It was also one of the songs I sang for [livejournal.com profile] falkenna when I was in England. Of course, I'd sing the songs a capella and came nowhere near the absolute glory of Janet Russell's musical prowess, but I did my best and I began to cherish that tape with every passing year. Cassette tape isn't known for its durability or longevity, so I was really scared that I would lose this music before I could find a proper Janet Russell album. When I could, I would make copies of the tape, and copies of those copies. Eventually, the sound became so hissy, it was pretty hopeless that I would be able to preserve it in any viable way.

Over time, the copies and copied copies broke or disappeared, and the original tape also broke. And I had resigned myself to the belief that I would never hear these songs again, nor would I be able to find any Janet Russell music at all. Goddess knows, I had tried. I even wrote to Fiona Ritchie in the hope she could help me retrieve this music or point me in the direction of a place where I could find it. But she did not remember the songs and even inquired about whether or not I had the name of the artist right.

But all that changed today. I was looking for the lyrics to 'Band o'Shearers' because I wanted to be sure I was singing parts of the song correctly. It is sung in Scottish slang, so it's a tad garbled in areas, not that I am complaining...the Scots can do no wrong (except to kill Archibald Cunningham). Imagine my utter surprise when I saw the name Janet Russell! So I began a frantic search to see if I could find the album this song was on.

I found it. I FOUND IT!!! After 26 years, I found Janet Russell and the album on which both 'Band o'Shearers' and 'Old Woman Is Watching' are featured. And I can order it. And I am going to order it. And I am going to cherish it and keep it safe for as long as I am alive and still relatively sane.

And I'm making You Tube videos for at least these two songs, so other people can hear them, and be as in awe of Ms. Russell as I have been all these long years.

Honestly, I almost cried when I found the album a few hours ago. Hell, I'm near tears writing about it now. I only wish Aunt Tudi were here to share this monumental moment with me. She was perhaps the only one who knew how marrow-deep important this was to me. It'll probably be next month before I am able to order the album, but I will beg, borrow, or steal to get the fundage before I let this opportunity pass me by. It's just too important to my existence for that to happen. That may sound extreme, but music is the single most beloved thing in my life, and songs like the one Janet Russell recorded have been instrumental in the creation of the person I am today.

Finally, I will be able to play these songs for Lady Neith, and Davis & Kathleen (2/3 of Kilmoulis), and anyone else who is curious about them, or knows anything about me and realise how intrinsic Janet Russell's music has been to my life.

I'm not sure if I've sufficiently conveyed the profound importance finding this album is, but I cannot stress enough how wondrous this day has been, simply because I did a search for lyrics. This...THIS is why I adore the Internet. I don't care what anyone says, the Internet is more than a technology habit or a minor diversion for millions. It is a miracle. An absolute miracle.

Okay, I am off to attempt not weeping with complete joy. It's unbecoming. Ha Ha!
tinhuvielartanis: (Owl Stare)
I went to see Hannibal at the movies. When Clarice got this letter from Hannibal Lecter, I thought my heart would stop. Literally.

tinhuvielartanis: (Tim Roth)
Hard to believe there are fifty of these now. That is just absurd.

more madness found here )

And, with that, I'm gonna give the Tutorials a rest, at least until I collect more footage. I'm sure this could go on forever, as long as Tim Roth continues to kick ass and take names.


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