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I can't be arsed using tropes to describe myself, so instead I'm going to do it for my music. I record some stuff as LucyShadow. I'm not important enough to have my own Music page so I'm just going to do it here. My stuff is here.

Pages I created:

I also did a lot of work on the Chalet School page.


LucyShadow's music provides examples of:

  • Big Sister Instinct: In 'False Jade' and 'Kevin Pressman'.
  • Careful with That Axe: On 'The Nameless':
    You're no better than me, FUCK YOU, MATTHEW!
  • Everything Is an Instrument: Both 'Hair Song' and 'Dreaming Of Jonny' feature pans and bursting balloons being used as instruments. Yes, really. 'Hair Song' also has a vacuum cleaner and tin foil being ruffled into the mic.
  • Intercourse with You: 'All He Ever Wanted'.
  • List Song: 'Passing The Torch' is a list of ex-boyfriends and 'friends with benefits' (and one ex-girlfriend).
  • One-Man Song: 'Dreaming Of Jonny', 'But Josh, You're A Little Bit Frummer Than Me', 'Put Your Foot Down, David', 'Kevin Pressman'.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: 'Kevin Pressman' is basically this.
  • Sampling: The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw is intercut with samples from LucyShadow's father, energy journalist Andy Holmes, talking on various programmes in the '80s about nuclear power, coal and the miners' strike.
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  • Sanity Slippage Song: the cover of 'Hair Song', particularly the epilogue with the repeated motif and the use of varied household objects as instruments, is supposed to represent a mental breakdown. There's also the cover of 'Drop Dead', which may be even more batshit than the original.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: several tracks, such as 'Jupiter', 'All He Ever Wanted' and 'The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw', feature her singing both lead and backing vocals.
  • Shout-Out:
    • 'Put Your Foot Down, David' is about Formula 1 driver David Coulthard.
    • 'False Jade' is named after a comment Prince Rabadash makes about Queen Susan in The Horse and His Boy.
    • 'Girl In The Black Dress' is about Victoria Beckham.
    • 'Kevin Pressman' is named after the former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper, and also mentions Daphne And Celeste and Tommy Scott. More specifically, it was inspired by an article about Pressman being out of contract at Sheffield Wednesday, and being unhappy at what he saw as a rejection by the club he loved, and draws parallels between this and LucyShadow's own relationship with her ex-stepfather.
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    • 'Little Red Pills' is a Shout-Out to Naruto - specifically, the characters Choji Akimichi (it's written from his point of view) and Shikamaru Nara. It even features sampled dialogue from the anime.
  • Take That!: 'Kevin Pressman' is one long Take That! at LucyShadow's former stepfather, who was in an abusive relationship with her mother.
    • 'Mango Lips' was written during the nu-metal fad of the 2000s, and takes the piss out of so-called 'mini-moshers'.
    • 'False Jade' was written about a former girlfriend of LucyShadow's younger brother, who cheated on him and broke his heart.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: 'Dreaming Of Jonny', about a bizarre dream she had involving a guy she knew at university, a black quilt covered in stars, and an Italian remake of Kill Bill.

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