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I've been having a hell of a time writing fic for the F&F franchise. All the ideas I had, just poof! Gone. Couldn't get going on anything I'd started to save my life.

Then, as I was using Pandora to help me build a playlist of good music so I'm not just listening to Danza Kuduro on friggin' repeat all afternoon at work (sometimes it's all that keeps me from biting people, honestly) I ran across music that just pushes this fandom's particular button for me.

So here I am, composing playlists of Brazilian pop and reggae. Because the moment I turn on Don Omar, Brian starts yammering. Chino Y Nacho, and he's watching Mia dance. Tego Calderon, and there's Dom, quiet and intense.

As a bonus, this is just unspeakably beautiful music. Also amusing, because while I can't understand a lot of the language, I definitely recognize pleading or defiance when I hear it. If you get a chance, skip Jennifer Lopez's "On The Floor" in English and go straight to the Spanish "Ven A Bailar." It's so much better, less repetitious, and every time Pitbull starts talking it's almost like someone breathing on your skin.

Why yes, I have something of a music kink. Why do you ask?

Today sucked, but it's rapidly getting better!
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So, [personal profile] ilyena_sylph gave me a letter for this meme: P! Originally I didn't think I had enough songs that started with P to get to five, however, towards the end they started piling up and now I have to pick. Since I don't have that many, however, you'll get all the also-rans.

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival (with Spanish subtitles! Yay!)
I practically teethed on this kind of music. CCR, Three Dog Night, Boston, and The Allman Brothers were my father's favorite bands, so I heard these guys a lot. I love the expressive guitar mini-solos, with the high twang that's practically a Southern Rock signature.

Pinball Wizard - The Who
I love The Who in general, but this is one of those famous songs that you've probably heard, no matter who you are, at least once. You may not know who they are but you know the song. The Who excel at story-songs and evoking a sense of atmosphere with their music, and this is a great example.

Powerful Stuff - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
The Fabulous Thunderbirds got mixed up in the mythology of the movie Cocktail with this song. This song is country rock, with vocals that sound like a high-pitched Kenny Rogers, heavy percussion and rock'n'roll guitar style in the back. Plus there's a harmonica. Who doesn't like a harmonica?

Possession (Piano Version) - Sarah McLachlan
I can't extract this song from Due South or the original character I roleplay that got helplessly intertwined with this one. I like this version so much more than the mainstream version - this was a hidden track on Sarah's "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" album. I can't say a ton about the song itself. The piano is so expressive, and she sounds so raw.

Playing With the Boys - Kenny Loggins
I have nothing to say about this song or why I like it - OR the movie it came from - except for this video and this one. It just makes me giggle like an idiot every time I hear it.

Poker Face - Lady GaGa
Penny on the Train Track - Ben Kweller
Play - Jennifer Lopez
Pedal to the Metal - Kazzer
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Photograph - Nickelback
Plenty - Sarah McLachlan
Please, Baby - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park - Tom Lehrer
Polkas on 45 - Weird Al Yankovic

If you want to play, just comment and I'll give you a letter!
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