the rose

Jun. 7th, 2009 11:10 pm
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Ok, bored, and I have a bunch of new music on here, so I figured I'd break out the music memes again while my laundry dries.
First round )
Round 2 )
Round 3 )

Oh yeah...

Mar. 4th, 2009 06:57 pm
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I solicited questions in honor of National Question Month.

[ profile] uoggb asked: "If you could choose any musical instrument (just one) that you would be proficient at, what would that be and why?"

I answered bassoon because it makes a beautiful noise and is fun to play.

He revised the question to be an instrument I have NOT played.

So, my new answer would be Bass Guitar.

I love bass lines. Many moons ago when I tried my hand at composing, I mainly worked with bass lines for a stringed double bass and a light drum beat to go with a jazz number for a musical I was helping to write. Bass guitar is similar to me. I've been told by others the easiest way to learn to play Bass is to dig out a Joy division album and play along.

Really though, I just love bass lines and bass clef. Much like Limbo, I tend to think music should involve "How low can you go?"
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I have 6 comments to answer, a Facebook letter from someone I haven't talked to in 10 years, and a comment on my high school alumni message board that demands a prompt reply.

But you know what? I spent 6 hours lugging wine, candy, chips and other various and sundry snack foods to the back of the store. I'm a lot tired. Everything can wait until tomorrow after work, or after my afterwork nap, depending. I also still have to finish cleaning my bathroom, which at this point is just waiting on me to get a cloth to wipe the cleaner off.

So, yeah, if you commented here in the past 24 hours, I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you.

And tomorrow...

I have to put it all back.

Plus I won't have a real register for several hours, since they're upgrading mine to Windows XP.

On the bright side, Ra'Shel, in a fit of niceness burned me a copy of Collective Soul's eponymous album from 1995, which was one of the best albums I ever owned. I have no idea what ever became of my old copy, but I now have a new copy to enjoy.

Music help

Mar. 16th, 2008 11:27 pm
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Ok, I have two songs I keep hearing on the radio that I can't find titles for, and one of those I can't even give you artist or general era.

The first one I'm pretty sure is Dame Elton John and the chorus is something about the New York Times saying G-d is dead...

The second song I want to say is late 70's early 80's. Lyrics are something about you're crying now. has an awesome sax riff.

Any clue, music people?
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Ok, why in the name of the nine hells do I have Midnight Oil in my head now?
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Come, be a glamwhore with me

One hell of a line up. I just need my Aquanet.

EDIT: Doesn't list the lineup other than the headliners.

It's Cinderella, Ratt, Quiet Riot, and Firehouse.


Oh yeah, there's this too. AOL has free video of LIVE 8, minus the commentary and commercials. Selevt by City, band and song. Been enjoying the hell out of Floyd with Waters singing again.
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Someone just opened the Matrix of Leadership because VH1 Classic is playing "The Touch" by Stan Bush. Now all we need is Optimus or Rodimus Primeto make a snappy/wise comment.
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Nother stupid question, was I hallucinating, or was Wayne Hussey part of Dead or Alive? I seem to recall someone saying that at one point, but I can't remember...
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who I hope is feeling better now.


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Well, anyway, I need to go to bed here. To quote [ profile] jomunch, Laila Tov!
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No being big on the boy bands, I was amazed to find myself entranced by Steven Gately singing ABBA's "Chiquita" on Trio a few minutes ago. Some other group (Steps?) did a really good version of "I know him so well" from Chess, and Culture Club did "Voulez-Vous". It must be in the genes someplace...
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Since a few people have died on here, I decided to be an LJ lemming and follow them to my untimely demise. I have asked for an open casket so you can say it to my face.

In the meantime, I had a great night at work filled with more Disco and 80's era rap than you can shake a stick at. Young MC anyone?
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Which song...

Reminds you of an ex-lover:
"A Million Miles Away"-The Plimsouls

Reminds you of an ex-friend:
Anything off of Pump by Aerosmith

Makes you cry:
"Everything I do (I do it for you)-Bryan Adams, thanks to a freind of mine several years ago.

Makes you laugh:
"Broken Hearts are for Ashholes"-Frank Zappa

You wish you wrote:
"Don't speak"-No Doubt

You never want to hear again:
"Cheeseburger in Paradise"-Jimmy Buffet

You want to get married to:

Sums up your teenage years:
"Trigger Happy Jack"-Poe (Hey, I was voted most likely to blow up the school my senior year)

You used to hate but now love:
"Creep"-TLC, The Wall by Pink Floyd

You like to wake up to:
Pink Floyd, REM

You like out of your parents record collection:
My dad's old copy of Pearls Before Swine (the cover art is Bosche)

You love that you wouldn't know about if it wasn't for a friend:
Apoptygma Berzerk, VNV Nation, Gossamer, Bella Morte

Makes you think of someone who died:
"Sweetness Follows"-REM

You love the video more than the tune:
"All the Small Things"-Blink 182 (the song is annoying, but the video makes me laugh)

Reminds you of your first crush love:
"Big Balls"-AC/DC

Reminds you of your now crush love:
"Just Like Heaven"-The Cure

Makes you think of sex:
"Closer"-Nine Inch Nails

Makes you think of being alone:
"Otherside"-Red Hot Chili Peppers

You love to hear at clubs:
My femme is showing but just about anything by Erasure or Madonna

Has only been released recently but you love already:
"Aerials" System of a Down (not sure how long the songs been released)

Are you embarrassed to admit you like:
"Without me"-Eminem

Perks you up:
"Regret"-New Order (it comes on, I cheer up)

Do you love to sing:
"I will Survive"-Gloria Gaynor
"Space Oddity"-David Bowie
Anything by ABBA
"I want you Back"-N*Sync (there, I admitted it)

Your Turn!
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Well, [ profile] lotussilverfire and Jason and I went to the big Glam Rock show at Polaris this evening, featuring Faster Pussycat, Winger, Cinderella, and Poison. I beleve Miss Lotus has a few stories of her own to tell, mainly since my brother and my bitch sis-in-law met us there, but what the hey...
First, We got there at 6:30 and missed the 25 minute Faster Pussycat set. According to Lisa, my sis-in-law, they played 5 songs and sucked. She also entioned that they are now a Goth band, and their lead singer took his pants off.
Then came Winger. After they started playing, yes, I realized I knew some of their music. I shall now go back to trying to forget it. C'mon, 4 guitars and drums? The highlight of the set was my brother making up his own dance for "She's only 17".
It was also during Winger that we began noticing plot lines in the surrounding crowd. Like Glam Boy. He wore a denim jacket, torn spandex shirt and more make-up that Tammy Faye Bakker. Through the course of the concert, he provided us with entertainment. Like dancing and licking his fingers, making out with a girl who promply left in the arms of another man, and then fighting with both the girl and the other man. We also had tye- die and baldy, who were about the only people cheering Kip Winger on. And how can I forget Warrant Boy and Sweaty Teddy? They were four rows down from us making devil hons and trying to get women to come to them. Warrant Boy was kind of cute though.
So after Winger finishes, we go get $5 brats and $3.75 16 oz Cokes. Kind of like being at King's Island without the roller coasters.
Cinderella comes out. Now, I love Cinderella, as does my sis-in-law. The only problem is that their lead singer is doing his damndest to be Steven Tyler. But they played my faves, so it was all good.
I go hit the bathroom as soon as the last chords of "Shake Me" end. (Side note, Erin had never heard them before and kept asking why all their songs had "me" in the title.)
So, Poison comes on finally. Um, how many covers do they do now? I counted 5. Before they play "Something to Believe In", Brett dedicates it to all the 9-11 families. I can sorta understand that, but he continued with this really long flag waving speech with more expletives than I can count. Thus why he's a redneck. CeCe sang one song and he spoke very little. Thank Gods above and below for that. Bobby Dahl is getting cute in his old age. And Rikki Rocket played his drum solo. After his solo though, he grabbed this guy backstage and told us he wanted to introduce him. I thouught Rikki was going to come out for a sec. But no, it was they guy who built his drum kit. So they tear through their hits, and Jason dances like a white band on Soul Train. I got more laughs watching him than any of my bro's stupidity.
One last thing...I almost felt like I was at a mullet convention around some of these people. Fear the mullet.
So, we had fun. Tomorrow is LARP, with Good Chris playing Tremere. *shudder*
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[ profile] lotussilverfire and I went to see Gossamer tonight at Outland. As mentioned previously, we WERE supposed to be LARPing at the concert, but no one showed up.:P

Any way, I got to see [ profile] adagiogray and [ profile] grimkitten again, this time, a little less drunk than the last time we all got together. I also got reintroduced to [ profile] wickedmizeri and [ profile] videodrome. And I got to meet the famous [ profile] spinmistress, who now has an entire community devoted to her rear, [ profile] battysass. If I missed anyone I met in all this shameless namedropping let me know.

The concert was cool, the music was good, other than the sound guy fucking the vocals to hell. My problems, as always, centered on my anti-social behavior. I don't know what it is, I just don't feel comfortable in enclosed venues when there are bunches of people around. That and my poor gaydar went on the fritz, which led to a fun conversation with a certain vocalist about "beards". But hey, said vocalist is allegedly going to try to find me another date. And there was this one guy who looked like a thinner version of David Boreanez. I thought my tongue was going to hit the ground.

And yes, I felt like a groupie afterwards, since Miss Erin and I sat around drinking with the band. Yes, I'm not trying to get in ANY of their collective pants, but still...

And after we left, we hit White Castle. Theory being we're going to have hangovers tomorrow (today) anyway, so what difference is a few sliders going to make?

Oh yeah...

May. 31st, 2002 05:14 am
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I forgot to mention that Rasputina is coming to Outland the 9th of June.
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I'm not tired, though. This is going to sound soooooo gay, but I never realized exactly how fabulous Madonna looked in her "Like a Prayer" video. Or for that matter, what a hottie Andy Bell of Erasure is.
Ok, me turn off VH1 Classic now and go to bed before the gray hair sprouts up some more.


May. 15th, 2002 02:48 pm
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I need to go buy tickets next Friday...Poison, Cinderella, Winger, and Faster Pussycat are coming to town...

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