November 5th, 2005

cn tower

music, in a variety of styles

OK, it seems that I'm destined to blether about music tonight:

METAL!!
If I a) lived in Toronto, and b) could stand smoke well enough to spend 6 hours in a bar, you bet I'd be at this: Just Ace Of Spaces.

Listen to the same song for 6 hours on autorepeat and make money for charity? Fuck, yeah!

I mean, at least it's not "Smoke on the Water", "Sweet Child O'Mine", or any of the other "classics" that will get you banned from a guitar shop :)


Synthpop:
Several people whose taste in music I trust suggested that if I like Freezepop, I should also like Ladytron. So when I got an email from eMusic saying they had their allbum, I downloaded it. All I can say is that I paid all of 14/40 x US$5.99 for this, rather than the actual cost of the CD. The seven tracks I've listened all fail the fundamental h-l property of music, which is: I must be able to sing along to it.

The Ladytron "songs" consist of the same 3-4 lines of lyrics repeated over and over again for 2-4 minutes. Uh?


Pop pop:
Been listening to lots of Erasure recently. Got "The Circus", which is their 1987 extremely gay album. Pretty much every song on there contains not-very-veiled references to homosexuality. I just can't stop listening to it.

I spent a lot of my teen years wishing I had been born 3 or 4 years older, so I could have been old enough to see such-and-such a band when they played at The Marquee. But now, I think I'm pretty happy being 29 in 2005. I like the fact that I live in a city, in a country, where I can be open with my sexuality. I like the fact that I have the internet, and can meet freaks like me all over the world. If I'd been 18 in 1987, I think I'd have been a lot more fucked up than I am.

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  • Current Music
    Compulsion - Hi-Fi
introspection

I suck.

I think I have poor impulse control.

I mean, I seem to be very good at posting things online somewhere that I then look at in the cold, hard light of day and think "WTF was I thinking?". And then want to delete it and run away.

The way it works with this journal is that I delete nothing, but REALLY stupidly embarrassing stuff occasionally gets marked as private so no one else has to read it. Apart from that, I leave it be as a record of the person I once was. So what if the person I was in 2002 was an idiot? I'm not her any more.

Of course, that works well enough for my own journal, where I am my own censor - and principally, my own audience. I'm pretty unsure what to do if I accidentally open a can of worms in public, though. Apologise, & try to stuff the invertebrates back in? Doesn't really work - you find little wormlets all over the place for the next couple of weeks, and end up cutting yourself on the badly-opened can. Leave it be, & brazen it out? Not sure I really have the guts for that.

Yes, this is a purely hypothetical situation. Of course. And I'm a liar.
  • Current Music
    Pixies - Death To The Pixies
ankh

ow ow ow fucking ow ow ow

Just poked my head into the Wildhearts' Yahoo! Group.

I've been on that mailing list virtually since it started - way before Yahoo! even existed, I was one of the first hundred members on the original list. But I haven't been able to read it for some time. I miss the friends I made there, but I can't cope with the politics of the brilliant, mercurial, drug-addicted idiot that so many of the other fans place on a pedestal. Why is someone so intellligent his own worst enemy?

I need to get the hell off the internet tonight. Too emotionally labile to deal with $stuff.
opinion, eye

gah

I am very unhappy because of livejournal technical issues. I have a horrible feeling the only solution is going to be "delete that journal and start over with a new name, and wait for that one to get deleted so you can rename to it" :(

But I am slightly cheered to discover that my regular journal is on the Soybean cluster! Could there be a more appropriate cluster for me if you tried?!
  • Current Music
    Compulsion - Hi-Fi (again)
blue

baratron's stories, & 150 interests is NOT ENOUGH

It's done! baratronstories. If you want to read my Sims 2 stories or comment on them, go there.

I'm officially bored of HTML now, so I'm going to go and ... PLAY Sims 2 now! (Yeah, sometimes I forget there's an actual game there.)



Also, interests ++ evil gall bladders, Hot Topic, Sims 2, Sims 2 hacking
interests -- Chessington World of Adventures, goth, Linux, Silver Ginger 5

150 interests is not enough! It never has been! If I didn't have to keep knocking interests off, I'd be up to 300 by now! Gah!

I'm seriously scraping the barrel to know what to knock off next. I suppose I could remove Jake The Rake, as adjectivemarcus is too busy with real life to do it anymore. "Pride flags" is there as a bit of a joke, to annoy all the people who don't like rainbows or pink. I could lose "hair", but it is quite a major interest of mine! It's almost the first thing I notice about someone. "Konami", mebbe, because I have Bemani games listed as a separate interest, and I've never been particularly interested in Winning Eleven. ARGH!

I don't have "Game Boy Advance" or "Nintendo DS" or "GameCube" on my list for no specific reason (except lack of space), no Pikmin, no delicious opioids, no soy milk, ...
  • Current Mood
    geeky geeky