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user posted imageYou probably don't know this but I like music. The current song I have featured in the portal."Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" is a remake by Soul for Real of the Bill Withers classic. What songs come to mind with Dorian's various storylines, relationships over the years? I'll come back later and post.


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Ha ha I read this post AFTER I posted in shoutbox about "Babylon" by David Gray reminding of Dorian and Herb!

I love music too...I keep up w/ all kinds (except hardcore country) Lots of songs remind me of Dorian....

Mentioned David Gray earlier. "Bablyon" is totally Dorian/Herb. Also along this theme, (Dor/Herb) "With or Without You" by U2 and "Lost Cause" by Beck. ...."9 Crimes" by Damien Rice.

Some Indigo Girls song.. among many, here are a few:
Kid Fears (Dorian's childhood)
Ghost (Mel)
Galileo (Dorian's struggle to "get it right" with herself and her life)

Dance/Workout (cheesy) Songs:
Almost anything by Christina Aguilera ("Fighter," "Can't Hold Us Down")
"Run This Town" Jay-Z / Rhianna
"Piece of Me" "Circus" Brittany Spears
"Dangerous" Kardinal Offishal (feat. Akon)
"Poker Face" Lady GaGa
Lots of Pink Songs!

Two newer alternative songs:
"Little Bit of Red"Serena Ryder.
Sweet About Me" Gabriella Climi

I could go on and on but i'll stop....k., gnite!
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As I am sure some of you may have already figured out, My Immortal by Evanescence reminds me of Dorian and Mel. It is such a sad song, with lyrics that say,

"If you have to leave, I wish that you would just leave, cause your presence still lingers here and it won't leave me alone. When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears. When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears. I held your hand through all of these years. You still have all of me."

Found it appropriate, so I made a fan video. "Mel Immortal"

(Maybe I'll make a second one sometime with flashbacks that demonstrate the parts of their relationship where the things in the lyrics happened?? I dunno....)


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Found it appropriate, so I made a fan video. "Mel Immortal"

Thank you for creating this tribute to Stephen Markle's Mel and Robin Strasser's Dorian and their great romance.


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I find so much peace and soufulness in music. It is one of the most amazing things in the world. Like certain smells, it evokes a memory. Music is always playing in my home and at the office.

My favorite type of music is often Celtic--but really any song or musician can inspire me.

When I think of songs that remind me of this show or of a couple (all involve Dorian, of course) It is the music of a Scottish artist--Eddi Reader -that reminds me of some of Dorian's relationships:

Kiteflyer's Hill -reminds me of her most recent relationship with Ray.

Bell, book and candle and Ae fond kiss- reminds me of Mel.

Please don't ask me to dance- reminds me of David.

There are so many songs that could remind me, but these songs are so beautiful and haunting especially Ae Fond Kiss --this song moves me. It was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns. He wrote it for a love of his named Nancy (he had many loves) and it is about her death.

Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns (I hope it is okay to reprint it here)

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee

Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae (no) cheerful twinkle lights me;
Dark despair around benights me.

I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
Nothing can resist my Nancy:
For to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love for ever.

Had we never loved sae (so) kindly,
Had we never loved sae blindly,
Nor never met--nor never parted,
We would never been sae broken-hearted.

Fare-the-weel, my first and fairest
Fare-the-weel, my best and dearest
Thine be ilka (every) joy and treasure
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever
Ae fareweel alas, for ever
Deep in heart-wrung tears I pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.

This song, this poetry never fails to move me and makes me amazed at the power of word, an instrument, the almighty-Pen.

That song, moreso than a Wind Beneath my wings or that Celine Dion song from Titanic which escapes my recollection right now (lol), amazes me. It is like the difference between Lobster and Lake Erie trout. The latter is fine in small doses, but the best Lobster can be an EXPERIENCE.

A little off topic--What saddens me is that while I recognize soaps are like that trout --i feel i am losing interest in the experience and certainly have lost my entertainment with this show and wish they would try to serve Lobster more often.
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Posted: Oct 1 2009, 08:45 PM


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That was SO MUCH FUN listening to your song selections -- just beautiful. Right now I have a terrible headache. When I'm able to get rid of it, I'll post my choices as well. Feel free to come back and add to the list.


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Rocquie
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Jai I loved "Mel Immortal" mivid and I flove that song by Evanesence...perfect for them.

Cheryl I think I now understand how to "quote" something. Duh! Thanks.

Rileyanne your songs were beautiful, I sampled them... would like to add some to my ipod for meditation and when I'm in chill mode. Very nice stuff... I feel the same way about music. Always on. I can't stand to be in a house where music is never playing. I don't get that!

At the phillies game tonight (anti-climactic b/c they clinched the divisional last night! Go Phllies! Sorry, that was OT) I thought of two other songs that reminded me of Dorian in the early 90's when they came out. Around the time of the Victor Lord trial and SO her.

"All I Really Want" Alanis Morisette

"Criminal" Fiona Apple. (and "Sleep to Dream" too!)
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"All I Really Want" Alanis Morisette

"Criminal" Fiona Apple. (and "Sleep to Dream" too!)


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Chasing Pavements - Adele
I know that I am one of the few who liked Dorian and Clint. I enjoyed them in the beginning, not so much toward the end when it became too Viki-centric. Chasing Pavements - Adele mvid by cher62.

The Scientist - Cold Play
I love the fan video with Joe and Dorian and it seemed to capture the relationship for me. Joe & Dorian: The Scientist So this song works for me.

Sanctuary- Madonna
This song stuck with me after watching Jaemlyn's video. Memories of Ray.

If There's Any Justice in the World -- Lemar
OLTL maestra made a mvid with this song that involved David/Dorian/Herb. Dorian belonged with Herb.

Money Can't Buy It -- Annie Lennox
Dorian and David. I wish David would never have put Viki, Spencer or anyone else above Dorian. It's not about the money, the diamonds. Love and respect are needed to make one satisfied.

Hate on Me - Jill Scott
Why this one is about Dorian and Viki. Who else?

For the Good Times - Al Green
Mel is gone but never forgotten.

Nobody Knows - Pink
This reminded me of Dorian after Ray left her so suddenly and no one bothered to notice what was going on with Dorian.

Yes, We Can - Will-I-Am
I love Dorian's mayoral campaign poster. "Yes, she can!" Nothing stops Dorian.
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Thanks for contributing to this thread. I've added several of your selections to the DIVA Playlist - some that I really like such as Eddi Reader's "Kiteflyer's Hill" were not available at playlist.com. Again, please feel free to add to this thread when the mood strikes you!
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I have a boatload of songs today.

Dorian-esque songs:

One Moment More -Mindy Smith -kind of makes me think of how one would feel when a relationship has ended and you can't stop it from ending --like with Herb and Ray.

Far, Far Away -Blackmore's Night -about dreams one has of the future, but damn look at what life has become --this really reminds me of what Dorian might have expected in many ways.

You Just Forgot-Mindy Smith -another dead relationship song where she could excuse the lover leaving because they temperarily forgot her greatness -kind of sad really.

A New Life and Someone Like You-Linda Eder -from Jekkyl and Hyde --beautiful songs which remind me of hope for love.

Crucify -Tori Amos -She does things that sabatoges her happiness and is always crucified for it -this could be how she feels in those moments.

Killer Queen -Queen-Dorian is the Queen.

Useless Desires -Patty Griffin --Tired of hoping for things to have them fly away.

Extraordinary -Liz Phair -title says it all!

Cut -Plumb -how Dorian is tortured by her past, lost loves and mistakes.

Missing-Evanescence --how Dorian is often lost without love and support. Who is looking out for her.

Another Suitcace in another hall-Barbara Dickson from Evita --She is always losing the one she loves.

Dorian and Mel songs:

Farewell- Kate Rusby on her Awkward Annie cd-she sings of a woman's farewell on earth to her sailor -like Dorian had to with Mel (houseboat owner is why he rminds me of a sailor and that fabu scene where Dorian, wearing her nautical duds, plans to take them off soon, but Kelly was there).

10,000 miles-Mary Chapin Carpenter -beautiful song of a lost love.

I know-Trespassser Williams-they sing about not being able to be with your love and how it aches.

This love, this heart -Phil Collins-no playlist is complete without him -this song could apply to Ray, as well.

Somewhere and Forgiven -Within Temptation-longing and left in silence.

Walking Higher-Heather Nova-Mel is always with her.

I felt a soul move through me-Eddi Reader -again, mel reaches her heart even in death.

A little more of you- Ashley Chambliss.

Dorian and Herb:

Black is the Colour-Gaelic Storm --how Dorian is Herb's true love.

How to handle a woman -from Camelot, Colm Wilkinson has a lovely version -what you have to do with Dorian --is to simply love her.

If ever I would leave you--Herb never would have left her, imo, she left him in her heart --it could be he is her Rhett.

I don't believe you -Pink -I do not believe Dorian believed she would lose him or his love.

Dorian and David:

Smile-Lily Allen -F** you David, smile through his pain.

Vapour Trail-Trespassers William -how he still may effect her.

Unusual Way -from Nine (This sample is Streisand) the musical, Linda Eder has a great version of this song --this song really epitomizes to me how she feel about him--he effects her when he should not, because like the guy in the musical, he will never be her heart and soul.

Empty Words-Blackmore's Night.

The wild flowers-Cathie Ryan -how her life is no longer his concern and what she should say to him (and Viki).

Dorian and RJ:

Let me touch you for awhile-Alison Krauss --you know, both have been pushed aside by lesser loves-she could bring a smile to his face and vice versa.

Say goodbye-Dave Matthews Band-about having an affair-I always felt they should have an affair.

Dorian and Ray:

Spanish Guitar-Toni Braxton -hee, hee, kind of obvious.

The way you move me-Gretchen Peters-pretty love song.

Smash into you-Beyonce.

It doesn't matter -Alison Krauss-awesome song-really fits here where he leaves and there is nothing she can do about it.

When you say nothing at all-Alison Krauss.

He touched me-Streisand has a good version -really Ray is the only one who just with a kiss took her breath away, rendered her unable to think --why in hell is Ray not with Dorian?????

Fumbling towards ectasy-Sarah Maclaughlin.

Dorian and Joey:

Joey -Sugarland-obvious, but fits.

The power of goodbye -Madonna.

Seeing is believing-from aspecs of love -this duet completely reminds me of this couple. It is about a young man and his affair with an older actress and how his uncle won her heart and how this changed all their lives.

Dorian and Clint:

You know I'm no good-Amy Winehouse --ahh D&D's romp at Asa's where Clint walks in...

Dorian and Viki:

For good- from Wicked-it just fits.

This grudge-Alanis Morissette.

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Such fun, kind of melancholy too! I've updated the DIVA Playlist.
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More great songs.... Rileyanne, i enjoy Mindy Smith, Patty Griffin, and Allison Krause. "The Impossible Dream" cd by Griffin is one of my faves. Somber stuff. "Florida" is a song that makes me weepy every time I hear it. Not really Dorian-related. But "Useless Desires" definitely.

Some others

"Come a Long Way" Michelle Shocked (Dorian's unconventional life journey)

"Colorful" Rocco Deluca and The Burden (Dorian's colorful personality, spunk and fiest)

"Joey" Concrete Blonde

"Human" The Pretenders (lyrics very very Dorian-esque)
I play a good game,
but not as good as you
I can be a little cold, but you can be so cruel
I'm not made of brick, I'm not made of stone
But I had you fooled enough
to take me on
If love was a war, it's you who has won
While I was confessing it, you held your tongue
Now the damage is done...

CHORUS:
Well there's blood in these veins
And I cry when in pain
I'm only human on the inside
And if looks can deceive
Make it hard to believe
I'm only human on the inside
I thought you'd come through,
I thought you'd come clean
You were the best thing I should never have seen
But you go to extremes, you push me too far
Then you keep going 'til you break my heart
Yeah, you break my heart
See I bleed and I bruise, oh, but what's it to you
I'm only human on the inside
And if looks could deceive,
Make it hard to believe
I'm only human on the inside
I crash and I burn, maybe some day you'll learn
I'm only human on the inside
I stumble and fall, baby, under it all
I'm only human on the inside
And the damage is done...
CHORUS

I crash and I burn, maybe some day you'll learn
I stumble and fall, baby, I do it all
I'm only human on the inside


"Breaking Us In Two" Joe Jackson (Herb)

"One Step Up" Bruce Springsteen (Herb)

"Fix You" Coldplay(Mel, sometimes trying to "fix" Dorian)

"Michelangelo" Emmie Lou Harris (Mel)

"Lovesong" The Cure (Mel or Herb, more Herb)

"Missing" Everything But the Girl (Mel)

"I'm Alright" Kim Richey (Dorian's resilience)

"Something About What Happens When We Talk" Lucinda Williams (Herb)
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New songs for David include:

The winner takes it all -Abba or Meryl Streep

Any man of mine by Shania Twain

Not Fair by Lily Allen -kind of a dirty song-this song is about how this guy is great, but how he, in the bedroom, gets satisfied --but does not satisfy his woman --all he does is take ---all David does is take --he can go to hell --he is mean and clearly (words from the song) can't make a woman scream. lol.

Irreplaceable by Beyonce --to the left jackass, your clothes are to the left --b-bye David.
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My new favorite show is Glee -it is very funny. There is a song from the show that reminds me of Dorian and her expectations after each romance dies and the possibility of a new one working out--Maybe this time sung by Kristen Chenowith.
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