Feb. 27th, 2017

badly_knitted: (Ianto Smile)

I don't think many people on my f-list are fellow country music fans, but I've just got to rave!

First off, I've loved Ty Herndon's music from his first album back in '95, and his duet with Stephanie Bentley on Heart Half Empty. That said, there are some tracks on albums from the late nineties onwards that I'm not so keen on, he doesn't sound as good and the songs themselves are a bit meh, the strain of his personal life showing through maybe.

Anyway, last week I managed to get hold of his most recent CD, 2016's House On Fire, and I was just blown away. I've been playing it ever since, and while some tracks stand out a bit more than others (Fighter, Blame it on the Mustang, If You, Nothing Left to Break, Just Friends, Sweet Way to Go, Stick With What I Know, and the title track) there's not a single one of the twelve tracks that I don't love. To my ears, he sounds better than ever.

There's a harder edge to some of the tracks than I'm used to from his earlier albums, heavier guitar and some interesting vocal effects, but it just works so well. I've got it playing again now. I've adopted Fighter as my personal anthem, it's such a powerful song.

Sadly a couple of Ty's CDs are still missing from my collection, country CDs are still not always easily available in the UK, not everything gets released here, so if anyone has a copy of Journey On or Lies I Told Myself that they don't want, or can get hold of a copy from somewhere, and would be willing to exchange for something from England, I'm willing to work out a trade.
badly_knitted: (J & I - I Want You)

Title: Telling All
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted 
Characters: Ianto, Jack, mentions Owen, Rhiannon and her family, Ianto’s parents.
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Many and varied – let’s say everything up to and including CoE, though it’s set well before then, around about A Day In The Death or just after.
Summary: Ianto goes out drinking and Jack finds out quite a few things he didn’t know about his lover.
Word Count: 2547
Written For: Alice Carter, who asked some time ago for ‘Something Ianto told Jack in COE - "I tell you everything." When did he tell him about his dad working at Debenham's or about his sister?’ – Sorry it took me so long, I was waiting for inspiration.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters. They belong to the BBC.

Telling All... )

badly_knitted: (Dee & Ryo black & white)

Title: Dogged
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted 
Characters: Ryo, Bikky, OCs.
Rating: G
Setting: Somewhere around Vol. 3 or 4.
Summary: Ryo comes home from work exhausted to face unanticipated problems.
Word Count: 2091
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge 179: Dog at [community profile] fan_flashworks .
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.

Dogged... )
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