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So, I'm off to vividcon After I wake up, hopefully. Next time I'll be online will probably be sometime Monday or Tuesday, barring unexpected access at the con.

For people actually heading that way who might care, I'll probably stop in northwest Indiana and grab lunch with my uncle before heading up to the hotel in the early afternoon.

As for me, I have sadly rediscovered while burning a cd for driving music that I Need More Songs That I Like (And Could Theoretically Vid). Which requires that downloading and listening thing, which I'm all for in theory, but in practice I'm getting a frustrating signal-to-noise ratio on the "That I Like" part of the requirement, and a worse one on "Could Possibly Vid To This."

I'm sure I'll get all sorts of general ideas for music (especially artists I'm not aware of, which is... most of them) at the con, though.



2004-08-12 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Safe Journey!

Have a great time!


2004-08-18 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)



2004-08-12 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)

er... this icon works better for this post :-)


2004-08-18 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)



2004-08-12 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Have a great time! :)


2004-08-18 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you! I did. Barring y'all-missage.


2004-08-12 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Have a great time! Drive safely!


2004-08-18 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)

*looks shifty*

Yes. Absolutely. I drove safely.


2004-08-12 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Have a great time.
What do you think of Nick Cave's "Are you the one I've been waiting for?" for a Spuffy vid? (non-violent) or his "Tupelo" for an action-packed apocalpsy one?


2004-08-18 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)

I haven't heard the first (was in the middle of downloading it when I went offline last night) but Tupelo is muy creepy. Which fits for BtVS, actually, but it does break my rule of "Don't vid to songs you can't understand 3/4 of the words to." I downloaded a bunch of NIck Cave yesterday, and am finding his voice doesn't sit well with me -- I think it's that the songs themselves don't feel very melodic, so his voice does all these weird only-half-in0tune things.


2004-08-18 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)

I can e-mail the words to Tupelo if you are interested, especially if you think there's a chance you might do one, because I'd love to see it but don't have the first idea about vidding.
"Are you the one.." is a ballad, which always makes me think of Spike and Buffy.
Oh, and what about U2's "You're so Cruel"... I can't stop imagining vids. with every bit of music now! That one could be Spike/Buffy/Dru/Angel....


2004-08-19 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Tupelo gets me twice in the no column (or 3x, possibly) - on the not being able to make out all the words without printed lyrics, on the not liking Nick Cave's vocal style, and on the fact that it's actually about the birth of Elvis Presley, disguised in some creep-pocalyptic lyrics that would be kind of cool if they weren't shouted and growled at me. Nick may just not be my bag, unfortunately - which sort of bothers me because I like the gothic horror feel of a lot of his lyrics; I just don't like the way they translate to being performed.

On the other hand, I'm probably not suited for "Are You The One" no matter how it sounds (though I'm stil downloading it to listen to) because based on just the lyrics, it's a serious, non-ironic, mostly non-fucked-up love song... and I seriously don't like Spuffy. I can handle it in vids as bittersweet or angry feelings on either character's part (there's a Buffy-POV vid to My Immortal that I really like, about Spike's memory haunting her post-Chosen, for instance), but since I dislike even the concept of a romantic relationship between them, let alone how it played out, I can't picture ever vidding that take on it myself.

Hmm - by example, I have the start of a Spuffy vid to Suzanne Vega's "Night Vision" on my hard drive, about Buffy when she came back from the dead, and Spike trying to teach her to come to terms with the world, but being inadequate to the task. Because he can only show her his half of it and despite all his crap about "Come to the dark side with me" he knows that's neither all she needs nor all she's about. It'll remain unfinished most likely, because as I found out at VividCon, someone's already vidded the song, but it's an example of the only sort of Spuffy I can handle -- Spuffy that doesn't actually work.

"So Cruel" on the other hand works *perfectly* as a Spuffy song for me (though it could work as Spike/Dru, Angel/Darla too) - my only pause would be that if it were vidded as Spuffy, Buffy-the-character fans might take the "you're so cruel" as Buffy-bashing, when my reading of it is that the narrator is talking about love itself being cruel. Which is Spike's attitude to a T, for sure. Another one I need to download and listen to.


2004-08-19 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)

I think all the characters are cruel in their love at some time or another, so you could do it as a general "love is cruel in the Jossverse" thing - I think Spike/Harmony could even fit into it somewhere - the bit where Spike's shagging her and thinking of Buffy...

Hey, what about SV's "Left of Centre" - general Scooby and/or Spike alienation thing...
Also fits Joss' politics.....?


2004-08-19 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Hmm - there's a thought. I actually had Left of Center in mind as a Tara-POV vid on W/T - just never did anything with it because it doesn't seem like there's enough footage of Tara checking Willow out before there's an actual relationship, at which point Tara's no longer alienated from Willow, and though she's still apart from the Scoobies, I'm not sure her need to *not* be is strong enough to support the rest of the song.


2004-08-19 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)

I never thought of Willow as being a centre to be left of! Yeah, Tara didn't do much checking out did she? I sort of, saw the cheerleaders, jocks, swim team types, anyone who couldn't see the wierdness around them, like Buffy's and Willow's mums, as "centre" - there could be plenty of stuff in that, poingnant bits with Buffy leaving home, and leaving Sunnydale, the "witches" being persecuted by MOO, Tara blowing off her blood kin, even Jenny being cold-shouldered by Giles...


2004-08-12 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Safe trip! Enjoy the con!


2004-08-18 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Donkeyshines! (and postcon snuggleness)


2004-08-12 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Have a great time.

Cuidado las llamas!


2004-08-18 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)

I did. I bewared the llamas as much as humanly possible!