jacyevans: (booth // rockin' out!)
In attempting to organize my LJ tags, I found this music meme, and figured what the heck, this was fun.

Pick a number between 1 and 2119. I will upload the song of that number for you from my music library. Once I do, give it a listen and let me know what you think :)
jacyevans: (booth // rockin' out!)
In attempting to organize my LJ tags, I found this music meme, and figured what the heck, this was fun.

Pick a number between 1 and 2119. I will upload the song of that number for you from my music library. Once I do, give it a listen and let me know what you think :)
jacyevans: (don't care for fairytales)
YOU'RE MY FAVORITE. ♥



This video is about my journey as an artist who looks up to the people around them. This is about being a fan of people who take chances, who are fearless, who have integrity, and go off into the world saying yes to what's around them.

Love her. SO MUCH.
jacyevans: (don't care for fairytales)
YOU'RE MY FAVORITE. ♥



This video is about my journey as an artist who looks up to the people around them. This is about being a fan of people who take chances, who are fearless, who have integrity, and go off into the world saying yes to what's around them.

Love her. SO MUCH.
jacyevans: (jimmy eat world)
or: JIMMY EAT WORLD IS FREAKIN AMAZING, OH MY GOD!!!

I have now seen them three times, and this was, by far, the best concert of theirs I have seen. It was a fantastic mix of all of their albums between Clarity and Invented, most of my favorite songs were played (This was the Setlist for anyone who might be interested.) They closed with an amazing remix of "Goodbye Sky Harbor," (which can be seen on YouTube here. We were right up against the stage, front and center, and it was absolutely one of the most fantastic concert experiences of my life.

I LOVE THEM.

They also had an OUTSTANDING opening band from Scotland, We Were Promised Jetpacks, who I definitely need to look up. Very impressed with them.

Pictures galore under the cut including a video. Sorry about the quality of the audio, I was literally right up against one of the bass speakers, and the sound was distorted further in the upload Alas, it is refusing to embed. (my video of "Hear You Me" did not upload, but you can view it here on You Tube.)

The awesomeness that is Jimmy Eat World live )
jacyevans: (jimmy eat world)
or: JIMMY EAT WORLD IS FREAKIN AMAZING, OH MY GOD!!!

I have now seen them three times, and this was, by far, the best concert of theirs I have seen. It was a fantastic mix of all of their albums between Clarity and Invented, most of my favorite songs were played (This was the Setlist for anyone who might be interested.) They closed with an amazing remix of "Goodbye Sky Harbor," (which can be seen on YouTube here. We were right up against the stage, front and center, and it was absolutely one of the most fantastic concert experiences of my life.

I LOVE THEM.

They also had an OUTSTANDING opening band from Scotland, We Were Promised Jetpacks, who I definitely need to look up. Very impressed with them.

Pictures galore under the cut including a video. Sorry about the quality of the audio, I was literally right up against one of the bass speakers, and the sound was distorted further in the upload Alas, it is refusing to embed. (my video of "Hear You Me" did not upload, but you can view it here on You Tube.)

The awesomeness that is Jimmy Eat World live )
jacyevans: (don't care for fairytales)
New music from Sara Bareilles.

CAN I HAVE THIS ALBUM NOW?!?!?!?!

OMG I LOVE HER.
jacyevans: (don't care for fairytales)
New music from Sara Bareilles.

CAN I HAVE THIS ALBUM NOW?!?!?!?!

OMG I LOVE HER.
jacyevans: (reflections of a girl)
Real update to come tomorrow, but right now, I have to make this music rec.

Bring On The Wonder - Sarah Mclachlan

This is a cover of the song by Susan Enan, which has been one of my favorites since I heard it on Bones and remains one of the most beautiful and poignantly written songs I have ever heard.

This version? Makes me cry. Literally. It is haunting and absolutely gorgeous and Sarah, I don't think I could possibly love you more for taking a song that already means so much to me and turning it into something even more perfect.

If the rest of the album is anything like this, I cannot wait to listen ♥
jacyevans: (reflections of a girl)
Real update to come tomorrow, but right now, I have to make this music rec.

Bring On The Wonder - Sarah Mclachlan

This is a cover of the song by Susan Enan, which has been one of my favorites since I heard it on Bones and remains one of the most beautiful and poignantly written songs I have ever heard.

This version? Makes me cry. Literally. It is haunting and absolutely gorgeous and Sarah, I don't think I could possibly love you more for taking a song that already means so much to me and turning it into something even more perfect.

If the rest of the album is anything like this, I cannot wait to listen ♥
jacyevans: (addison // dance)
So, what had the potential to turn into a terrible night turned into an absolutely amazing one.

A friend and I were supposed to go see Mumford and Sons tonight in Brooklyn. Well, around 5, she canceled on me because of an emergency at work. About 15 minutes before that, I discovered it didn't matter because the concert was sold out. I'd been looking forward to seeing them since I found out they were playing last week, so I was pretty upset, but it was my fault for not listening to my instincts and going to the box office to get tickets ahead of time.

I was pretty bummed about not getting to go, and I REALLY didn't want to go home and do nothing, but I didn't really have any other options.

Then I realized... I DID. While I was cruising the CMJ Music Festival website with said friend, we discovered that Vertical Horizon was playing, but they were also playing tonight. It was sort of a coin toss between one or the other. I frantically went to their website - there were still tickets available. I bought one, said screw it, and decided I was going to go by myself, because really, why the hell not? This is a band I've loved since I was twelve.

This turned out to be one of those situations where the I can buy into the phrase "everything happens for a reason," because Oh. My. God. The concert was abso-friggen-lutely OUTSTANDING, ranking up there with the Chase This Light tour of Jimmy Eat World and, quite possibly - and shockingly - edging them out for number one. I was singing along, bouncing around, the energy was amazing - it wasn't a HUGE crowd, but the crowd that WAS there was upbeat and into the music. The band encouraged everyone to sing along and came out for an absolutely incredible encore ("LA crowds are tough, but man, New York crowds are tougher," Matt, the lead singer, led the band back on stage and kind of just smirked at the crowd.)

I got a bunch of songs on video, and a bunch of pictures, which I'll hopefully have posted tomorrow. They played almost all of my favorite songs - I didn't get much of the encore because my camera battery was pretty much dead and I was holding out for "Santa," which they didn't sing, alas (for those of you who don't know Vertical Horizon trivia, "Santa," refers to "The Man Who Would Be Santa," a popular song from their earlier albums that was in high demand tonight. Which is probably why they didn't play it, as the guy behind me kept screaming the name out quite rudely all. Night. Long.)

And then, just when I thought the night couldn't get any better - I met the band.

CUE ME FLAILING AROUND LIKE A FANGIRL WHILE I SHAKE MATT SCANNELL AND KEITH KANE'S HANDS, OMG!

By the time I got up the their tables, they weren't doing pictures anymore (drat) but I did get all of their autographs (SQUEE!), and wasn't TOO much of a dork while standing there, bouncing on my heels and trying not to shout, "OMG I'VE LISTENED TO YOU SINCE I WAS 12 AND I LOVE YOU."

I probably should have anyway. Er...

So, I suppose the moral of the story is there's always a silver lining? Or something to that effect. And my silver lining tonight was Vertical Horizon.
jacyevans: (addison // dance)
So, what had the potential to turn into a terrible night turned into an absolutely amazing one.

A friend and I were supposed to go see Mumford and Sons tonight in Brooklyn. Well, around 5, she canceled on me because of an emergency at work. About 15 minutes before that, I discovered it didn't matter because the concert was sold out. I'd been looking forward to seeing them since I found out they were playing last week, so I was pretty upset, but it was my fault for not listening to my instincts and going to the box office to get tickets ahead of time.

I was pretty bummed about not getting to go, and I REALLY didn't want to go home and do nothing, but I didn't really have any other options.

Then I realized... I DID. While I was cruising the CMJ Music Festival website with said friend, we discovered that Vertical Horizon was playing, but they were also playing tonight. It was sort of a coin toss between one or the other. I frantically went to their website - there were still tickets available. I bought one, said screw it, and decided I was going to go by myself, because really, why the hell not? This is a band I've loved since I was twelve.

This turned out to be one of those situations where the I can buy into the phrase "everything happens for a reason," because Oh. My. God. The concert was abso-friggen-lutely OUTSTANDING, ranking up there with the Chase This Light tour of Jimmy Eat World and, quite possibly - and shockingly - edging them out for number one. I was singing along, bouncing around, the energy was amazing - it wasn't a HUGE crowd, but the crowd that WAS there was upbeat and into the music. The band encouraged everyone to sing along and came out for an absolutely incredible encore ("LA crowds are tough, but man, New York crowds are tougher," Matt, the lead singer, led the band back on stage and kind of just smirked at the crowd.)

I got a bunch of songs on video, and a bunch of pictures, which I'll hopefully have posted tomorrow. They played almost all of my favorite songs - I didn't get much of the encore because my camera battery was pretty much dead and I was holding out for "Santa," which they didn't sing, alas (for those of you who don't know Vertical Horizon trivia, "Santa," refers to "The Man Who Would Be Santa," a popular song from their earlier albums that was in high demand tonight. Which is probably why they didn't play it, as the guy behind me kept screaming the name out quite rudely all. Night. Long.)

And then, just when I thought the night couldn't get any better - I met the band.

CUE ME FLAILING AROUND LIKE A FANGIRL WHILE I SHAKE MATT SCANNELL AND KEITH KANE'S HANDS, OMG!

By the time I got up the their tables, they weren't doing pictures anymore (drat) but I did get all of their autographs (SQUEE!), and wasn't TOO much of a dork while standing there, bouncing on my heels and trying not to shout, "OMG I'VE LISTENED TO YOU SINCE I WAS 12 AND I LOVE YOU."

I probably should have anyway. Er...

So, I suppose the moral of the story is there's always a silver lining? Or something to that effect. And my silver lining tonight was Vertical Horizon.
jacyevans: (don't care for fairytales)
I honestly keep forgetting that Valentine's Day is tomorrow - that's how much I care this year. This is a mix I came up with, for those who, like me, really don't care how many roses or boxes of chocolate they get tomorrow even though deep down they do, (guess which side I've been listening to on repeat ;)), and for the romantics, who think Cupid is just a big a sweetheart.


Side A - I Only Wanted Sex
because he doesn't love you, or you just don't give a damn (you can buy chocolate for yourself)

tracklisting, lyrics, download )


Side B - Reasons To Love You
because chick flicks make you cry, and deep down, you want somebody to love (who loves you, too)

tracklisting, lyrics, download )
jacyevans: (don't care for fairytales)
I honestly keep forgetting that Valentine's Day is tomorrow - that's how much I care this year. This is a mix I came up with, for those who, like me, really don't care how many roses or boxes of chocolate they get tomorrow even though deep down they do, (guess which side I've been listening to on repeat ;)), and for the romantics, who think Cupid is just a big a sweetheart.


Side A - I Only Wanted Sex
because he doesn't love you, or you just don't give a damn (you can buy chocolate for yourself)

tracklisting, lyrics, download )


Side B - Reasons To Love You
because chick flicks make you cry, and deep down, you want somebody to love (who loves you, too)

tracklisting, lyrics, download )
jacyevans: (Default)

A New York Christmas
where the sidewalk angels echo hallelujah

music for Christmastime in the city )
jacyevans: (Default)

A New York Christmas
where the sidewalk angels echo hallelujah

music for Christmastime in the city )
jacyevans: (Default)
So, I did a stupid thing.

I let [livejournal.com profile] anythingbutgrey convince me to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] summerwrite. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's like NaNo, only it's three times as many words over a longer period of time - that's 150,000 words in 4 months.

Yes, I am psycho. I am well aware of this. I have already decided I am going to FINALLY work on the Epic HP 7th Year AU of D00m that I've had in mind since FOREVER. So, I am both excited and nervous.

I also copied borrowed Elyssa's idea and made myself a mix to write to that I am sharing. I tried to put in music for every type of scene, but most of my angry/battle-type music was lost to my coffee-grinder old computer. I have to figure out how to get it off of my i-pod.



when words distract
instrumental music to listen to when lyrics get into your head and chase your muse away

mix is here )
jacyevans: (Default)
So, I did a stupid thing.

I let [livejournal.com profile] anythingbutgrey convince me to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] summerwrite. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's like NaNo, only it's three times as many words over a longer period of time - that's 150,000 words in 4 months.

Yes, I am psycho. I am well aware of this. I have already decided I am going to FINALLY work on the Epic HP 7th Year AU of D00m that I've had in mind since FOREVER. So, I am both excited and nervous.

I also copied borrowed Elyssa's idea and made myself a mix to write to that I am sharing. I tried to put in music for every type of scene, but most of my angry/battle-type music was lost to my coffee-grinder old computer. I have to figure out how to get it off of my i-pod.



when words distract
instrumental music to listen to when lyrics get into your head and chase your muse away

mix is here )
jacyevans: (Harry I'm coming to get ya!)
Because I'm bored, and know my f-list won't disappoint...

Taking a page out of [livejournal.com profile] sbeegee's book (aka stealing her idea and hoping she doesn't smite me down)...

Pick a number between 1 and 1548. I will upload the song of that number for you from my music library. Once I do, give it a listen and let me know what you think :)

---

Also, GIP!!! XD - to fully appreciate the greatness that is this icon, go read this from the most recent edition of [livejournal.com profile] babb_chronicles. Heeeeee :D
jacyevans: (Harry I'm coming to get ya!)
Because I'm bored, and know my f-list won't disappoint...

Taking a page out of [livejournal.com profile] sbeegee's book (aka stealing her idea and hoping she doesn't smite me down)...

Pick a number between 1 and 1548. I will upload the song of that number for you from my music library. Once I do, give it a listen and let me know what you think :)

---

Also, GIP!!! XD - to fully appreciate the greatness that is this icon, go read this from the most recent edition of [livejournal.com profile] babb_chronicles. Heeeeee :D

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