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Oh, that one moment with the lights down low. He's got sweat stinging his eyes and he keeps reaching up to them, pushing thick hair of the way. He wants to see them--his crowd.

And just like that, his fingers are on the neck of his guitar, fondling the frets.

"I played this, for the first time. It was in the shower, with my acoustic."

Oh God, mutters Tim, braced all the way in the back of the club. Someone will have gotten that online, and while Dick's turning fans into stalkers in person here (how could they resist?), a percentage will come from a virtual world--those future towns they'll visit. The cities, where encounters are just waiting to happen. It'll be hell to run security at future shows, Dick. Every time you open your damn mouth...

"It sounded terrible," laughs the man commanding all of their attention. "I wrote it for you."


At this point I'd love to:

--embed something here--

The problem is, I've got nothing new. Coldplay "Yellow" goes good with damn near anything, but this is old hat. And "Inside of Love" by Nada Surf is a close second, though that's likely because when I hum one, I inadvertently get sucked into the other. My brain thinks their guitars are the same, even though I think that's just a glitch in my memory.

I posted New Pornographers, which is my current newcomer lately, last weeks.

There's the new Death Cab (meaning old, I just found it late)...I don't think "Long Division" would be something Dick would sing. Tim would write it, but it's not something Dick would sing...I may even have shared that months ago. I can't remember.

Sooooo, how about someone share music with me for once. If Dick's serenading the world (possibly to annoy Tim--attention is attention) what the heck is he playing?


(Maybe I'm thinking of continuing old fictions. I'm a bad person. XD)


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Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:24 am (UTC)
Well I'm not sure what Dick would serenade the world with, but I certainly need to share an instrumental piece with you (which I shall upload now). It's from season 4 of the new Doctor Who series (it's my brother's fault, he got me into it! And Kon muse freakin' loves it too! ¬¬;;;)
Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Can Kon-Muse even hear over all the heavy metal? ♥

Oh super-hearing and the acceptable limit to how cool people listen to music.

And still, I get happy butterflies just thinking about Robin's iPod playing muffled indie songs while he patrols on dull nights--the sounds audible right along with his heart beat, zip line, secret humming. Oh, those signs of life that are overheard by super clones in the night...
Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
Jun. 23rd, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
ooOoOh! BBC Orchestra even. I'm a sucker for orchestras.

It's pretty nice.

I'll match that with a favourite musical piece I stumbled across: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCObXuAwCIA
Jun. 22nd, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmm. Oh god, I love the Shine 'verse so much.

For music, though, I dunno...my tastes tend to be a bit more old-school, and if there's one thing I've found online, it's that there's a tremendous diversity in musical tastes.

I always picture Dick being really dramatic. He would have loved the eighties, all flashy costumes and overdone dance moves...cycnus39 posted an old video of "Heart - Alone" back at the beginning of March, and while I would hope that Dick's music is a bit more musically, er, sophisticated, I can totally see him watching the video and going, "Yeah!" The whole going to one's knees and bending over backwards as one practically makes love to the guitar, all in complete seriousness. So while I'm not sure what his shows *sound* like, I'm certain that he puts in as much glitter, fog, sparkles and drama as Tim lets him get away with - when it's appropriate to the song, of course. If there's one thing Dick knows, it's how to charm an audience.

*re-reads your ficbit*

So happy right now. ^_^
Jun. 23rd, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
Ah. He's a sensation, then. All spectacle and props, though not for those tedious reasons that most performers go to them. Often, flash and dazzle is used to compensate for a lack of talent. You could seriously wound the boy with such accusations.

No, they're there because they're fun. Because they can sometimes reflect the momentary bursts of passions that come from the music. Oh God, that music...

I can see Dick taking to the sound as he would to the Mission, if his life had swung that way. But the way his parents and the other members of his family--years before the accident--would join together, harmonize, connect with the sound...

There's some things multi-millionaires could never understand, having grown up in silent mansions and seeing only the shadows of the alley-ways in the city.

No, there's life in music. There's expression there. A peace, if you can admit it. And the blinding lights, the timed explosions and the way a musician can hold a room dead silent with just the careful manipulation of one note, repeated...


Glad you're pleased. I really need to reread everything before I start writing again in earnest, because I can't remember what I decided on as canon. Knowing me, I've probably hinted at how this reflects continuity, but I can never be sure. It's like reading someone else's writing, even though I'm certain I remember doing it. A convincing liar could leave me in a lot of doubt. Hah. :D

I can definitely see Dick longing again for the 80s. Think of the Nightwing costume!

The "Heart - Alone" video was pretty nostalgic. Sadly, I'd skip over the 80s personally myself, because I fell for the indie stuff of the latest decade. I will give it it's due, and listen patiently. Most of it's meaning eludes me, though. It has to mean something to someone, lest why would we as a species retain it? But the art does not speak to this listener. And if it is, maybe I'm not listening.

My conundrum. 9___9
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
I should probably mention that I don't listen to (or watch) 80s music on a regular basis (okay, except when I'm cleaning house...)

Dick has passion, and talent in *spades*, but no one ever claimed he had taste. That's why, when I saw that video, in all its tacky glory, I thought, "Dick would have loved this." XD

But his talent shines through. Even in those early years, back with Donna and Roy and Wally, even when they were a bunch of kids just getting together to jam and get away from the pressures of their other "careers", out of the shadows of their mentors, he sparkled. He was a star. And he wanted flashy costumes and fog and lights and fireworks, because more was always better, right? And, as you say, it was *fun*.

Things are different, now. There's power in letting the music speak for itself, and Dick learned a lot from Bruce. But sometimes...he'd never admit it to Tim (even though Tim probably already knows)...but sometimes he misses the garish costumes and flash.
Jun. 27th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
I think you're absolutely right here. :D

Jun. 22nd, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Bathrooms are the best places to make homemade recordings... it's where all the magic happens. :)

That DCfC song is one of my favorites ever. Ben Gibbard is such a poet. And the fact that he married Zooey Dechanel, it's the universes way of being awesome, I think.

I've been listening the hell out of old The Promise Ring records. Songs that have stuck out to me have been "Get on the Floor" and "Stop Playing Guitar". And "Suffer Never", but I can't find that on the 'net.

As a general rule, I recommend The Lawrence Arms and Sundowner whenever humanly possible. These songs remind me of Tim a lot, "Overheated" and for acoustic goodness, "Midsummer Classic". Oh! And "First Eviction Notice" and "Your Gravest Words"... and I'll stop. The whole "Your Gravest Words" album is just... beautiful if you like poetic lyrics, with some toughness.

And Superchunk. I completely missed Superchunk when they were alive and kicking. Which is so unfortunate because, wow. They are everything I want in an indie band. Um, I like "Kicked In". I think it's really passionate in kind of... um, a quiet way? "The First Part".

Notable artists on the rotation lately... "Miike Snow", "Minipops", "Reverie Sound Review", "Bon Iver", "Brad Sucks"... I could list music all. day. long.

Oh! And you can never discount Built to Spill and The Jealous Sound! They are both played often. I like "Keep it like a Secret" the best, but... it's a tough call.

... I'll shut up now.
Jun. 23rd, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
My brain automatically went here in regards to bathroom music. Which is funny, because it was singing in the shower which lead to said-drabble.

I've never encountered Promise Ring prior to today. They invite further attention, though I think I'm often hooked by bands immediately with a more aggressive tempo. Promise Ring sounds like a drifting along, lassez-faire type mentality. A "content" as opposed to a "something's wrong" kind of meaning that I get from a lot of DCfC.

Does any of that make sense?

Ah! Lawrence Arms reminds me of Brand New. Boy that takes me back. My best friend got me into the Brand New craze, and she could get into bands like nobody else I knew could. I'm definitely footnoting them for future over-listening.

I know the Jealous Sound. :3 "Hope for Us" grabbed me, and it makes me think of the whole Odyssey, in a way. Of long journeys and things far too powerful being far too interested in plaguing you. Did you honestly believe, that you could ever leave/ any time that you'd want?


Please do list music all day. When I can spare an evening, I'll put as much strange sounds on my playlist. This time around, I'll be sure to list who gave me what. My old flist used to throw good sounds, and I'd loose track of appreciating who with what.

Jun. 27th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
Hi. One more?

In the vein of "Long Division"...

Built to Spill - "Carry the Zero".

* fades back into the interwebs *
Jul. 5th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)

I like having a hidden music ninja in my computer. :P
Jul. 6th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Yup. I am sneaky like that; it's how I roll. :)
Jun. 26th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
Oh Dick. He'd want to make love to the world using music. That's why we all love him.
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