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27 February 2006 @ 09:59 pm
My tribute to Rufus Wainwright and the end of self-consciousness  
So after discovering my undying love for Rufus Wainwright (and not just his supreme sexiness, but also his beautiful music), I created a little something in tribute. And after writing a tl;dr post about how Harry Potter has helped me throw off my yoke of self-consciousness when it comes to music and just being myself, I have decided to share what I created.

Here it is: Hallelujah. (If it asks you for a password, just press Escape twice. It should then let you through. I don't know why it's doing that.)

I actually think it doesn't really suck at all (although there are definitely a few roughs spots; if I had my druthers, I would have taken it down about half a step, or maybe even a step), which is fairly surprising considering that I recorded it using Microsoft Word Notebook's lecture-note-recording mechanism, which is fairly shoddy. Basically, I played the accompaniment on iTunes and then just sang along with it while Word recorded it. I wish I could say I was playing the accompaniment, too, but I don't have a piano here. It's just something I bought (by accident, actually) off iTunes.

It felt so good to do this--and not just the uploaded recording, but all the practice ones I did. (My neighbors probably hate me now!) As it was in the past, I totally lost track of time and just found my bliss.

PS Be nice! I'm really going out on a limb here!
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: "Hallelujah," Rufus Wainwright
Norwegian Blue: Really Corkingnorwegianblue47 on February 28th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
My computer is either being sick or being stubborn, because I haven't been able to do audio files without it freezing for a half hour. I'll try and listen to it this afternoon.

Completely unrelated, but I was reading Fandom_wank earlier, and I was reading the one where there was a picture of Emma Watson drinking a beer. And I'm killing myself laughing at this "In the next edition of the Quibbler:

"Is Hermione drinking cheap Muggle beer, or is her Corona pastede on yay?"" And then I'm like that icon looks familiar. And I'm like "Is that my Miss Sophia?" (Because I claim ownership of my flist). And then I went on to the next HP wank and you were funny in there, too. Not saying that you aren't funny any other times, but just thought I'd share my appreciation of the funniness.
Miss Sophia: Sirius Love Puffsmiss_sophia on February 28th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, do you post on F_W, too? Is your screen name the same over there? I love that place! Snark and laughs are always good times.

I had been lurking there for a few months, and then several weeks ago I posted something anonymously under the name of "Laoshu" ("mouse" in Chinese), and one of the paid-account holders liked it enough to offer me an account. So I've been trying to bring teh funneh ever since. :) Glad you like it!

I've seen a few of the other Quillers, like story (I forget all the numbers that come after her name) and Corned Bee, over there from time to time, too.
Norwegian Blue: Trevor for Presidentnorwegianblue47 on February 28th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
No, I don't have a Journelfen account. I just lurk and occasionally make anonymous comments when the situation begs it, but I could probably count on one hand that I've done that, and as far as I recall it wasn't anything particularly noteworthy. And I've been lurking there since a little while before HBP came out.