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ohbrooks
02 May 2012 @ 03:53 am
Hey

I'll be your tour guide through this insanity.  My name is Sarah, but you can get away with Brooks.  I'm a lit geek, music snob and general crazy person.  My posts will likely reflect this, along with my general tendencies towards fangirling.  I'm sure when it's not nearly 4 in the morning I'll think of something more intelligent to add to this.
 
 
Current Location: Ville
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Blanche
 
 
ohbrooks
20 July 2010 @ 07:07 pm
So I WANTED to use Tom T Hall's Fastest Rabbit Dog in Carter County Today, alas the youtubes fail at having it.  So here's this instead.


This is The Greenhornes!  They are FUCKING AWESOME.  This song always reminds me of freshman year in the dorms, and my indoctrination into music snobbery (I have since RENOUNCED my music snob title, but I still love the hell out of The Greenhornes.) 



day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year
 
 
ohbrooks
16 July 2010 @ 06:34 pm
Hahaha betcha thought I would be putting a song about Rachel here didn't ya Emyface. 


This one, this one is Kayla Rae's.  And since she's on  my mind right now I figured I'd post the one song that always reminds me of her.  I barely knew this girl, but she changed me.  Changes were a lot more subtle than the ones that, say, Rachel made, but they're always there.  She got me writing again, she got me interested in Appalachian studies, she made me stop hating Kentucky and everything/everyone in it. 

I met her when she came back from UK to do a poetry class for us, after school, anyone who wanted to be there.  At the end of the month we did a poetry slam.  And that was the last time I ever saw her.  Anyway, this song, she played for us in the poetry class she did. And I'll shut up now.

day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year


 
 
ohbrooks
13 July 2010 @ 04:41 pm
This one was also fairly easy, since I tear up every. single. time. I watch this video. 




I miss Johnny.

day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year
 
 
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
 
 
ohbrooks
12 July 2010 @ 09:14 pm
This was a lot easier to pick than I thought it would be.  Hearkens back to the days of academic team (circa JUNIOR year.) when we sang this song and our coach went all WHAT REALLY? and then during the match called a time out and says to the judge "not to put too fine a point on it, but..." and almost had to call another time out so we could stop laughing.  Yeah, I miss that, and it was AWESOME, just like this song.





day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year
 
 
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
 
 
 
ohbrooks
10 July 2010 @ 05:43 pm
So this one was difficult, because I dislike SO MANY songs, and finding one that I REALLY HATE more than any of the others is HARD (since, in general, I avoid songs I dislike.)  So here is a song that, very recently, I said I would SHOOT SOMEONE if I heard one more time.  You know, certain times of year this song is everywhere, and I hate it (though, realistically, I probably hate Toby Keith a lot more.)






ETA:  I am a terrible person and seem to have picked the version of this video that is a 9/11 tribute.  So that is probably bad because 9/11 tributes are, generally, worthwhile and good things.  But since 1) this song was sure as hell around long before 9/11 and I hated it then and 2) nobody reads my journal anyway, I am going to be too lazy to replace it unless like rhenia_ra tells me I have to.

day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year
 
 
ohbrooks
09 July 2010 @ 11:30 pm
So, blatantly stealing this meme from rhenia_ra .  Seems that since I am a recently reformed music snob this should work well eh?  And I need to get back to posting semi-regularly.  


I am cheating, and pretending that this means my favorite song RIGHT NOW, because my favorite song ever would be very hard to pick.  And this is definitely my favorite song right now.





day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year
 
 
ohbrooks
10 August 2009 @ 01:50 am
Noms  
So today I ate what amounts to fried mashed potatoes. And was most certainly the best midnight snack ever. My papaw KNOWS things I tell you. Josh and I discovered the coolest spot down by the ohio, you can literally drop your feet into the river. We sat and watched barges and smoked. Potato cakes and the river, best night EVER.
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Current Location: ville
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
ohbrooks
27 July 2009 @ 03:23 am
Oh it's so good to be back in Louisville.

Uhm, quick highpoints from my 2 weeks in Mt.Sterling/Olive Hill... I rode an unbroken horse and didn't die. And hung out with highschool people. That's about it really.

In the 3 days I've been BACK?

Had a semi-lame party that was actually fun. Ran off the first bunch of people that showed, cooler people showed up, everyone apparently thought josh and I were fighting because we were calling each other names despite the fact that we TOLD them we weren't fighting. Got pretty damn drunk, called cute felicity girl bitching about people who don't know the difference between cricket and croquette.

But tonight is the best. Josh heard tell of a road called Baseball Alley. It is very nearly downtown. We decided that we need to have possession of this sign. We scoped it out during the day, it is on a pole, and quite fucking high in the air. Being the well prepared kleptomaniacs we are, we took a folding chair and my toolset. We decide to leave around 1230, to stop at McDs. Dude in a car next to us asks us what we're getting as we get out. Josh and I do a good approximation of o.O IRL, and the guy tells us he'll buy us food if we go get him a Sweet Tea because "I'm lazy, this line's too long and I don't want to go in". He gives us a 20. We go get him a tea and he tells us to keep the change. FREE MCDONALDS!

So we eat our (surprisingly delicious) chicken sammichs from McDs and set forth on our quest. We drive down to baseball alley, but there are people. and we see cameras on the building next to baseball alley. After driving around a while we park in a lot across the street, and sit on a really fucking tall ledge, smoking, waiting for everyone to GTFO so we can get this sign. After about half an hour, everyone is gone. I drive up to the sign, josh pulls out the chair... and we've vastly underestimated the height. We plan to go back with a pickup and a ladder as soon as we find a friend with a pickup.

This makes us sad, as we wanted a sign. We decide to drive around Okalona and find a substitute sign. We find many that we want, Gayeway, famous, vagabond, bourbon. But all of them ARE REALLY GODDAMN IMPOSSIBLE TO GET. Which makes us VERY sad. Josh sees a road called Trio and FLIPS. Decides to takes a BASEBALL BAT to the sign. A METAL bat. We didn't get the sign, but I suspect we woke up the entire goddamn neighborhood.

We didn't get any signs.

In other news, we have two new flamingos. They're called Larry and Bruce.

And I'm off now, because I have an interview for the Honors Overseers Program tomorrow.
 
 
Current Location: Ville
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Gaslight Anthem
 
 
ohbrooks
 
 
Current Location: home
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Bob Dylan