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  • Hello. I love you.

    29 avr. 2007, 6h12m

    Listening to The Doors makes me feel young. Reminds me of hanging out with my dad as a child.

    I miss that.
  • So I guess these are the types of things people get up to when they're feeling…

    25 mars 2007, 3h57m

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    All Over Me

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Reasons Are All I Have Left

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Anything by that fucking frog that I keep seeing on TV.

    4. Your all time favourite band?
    Probably Something for Kate, if only as a sentimental favourite. And well, they're tops.

    5. Newest band/artist you discovered?
    I'm shithouse at discovering new bands. The latest band I've really got into would probably be The Arcade Fire, and even that was ages ago.

    6. Best female voice?
    Most bands I listen to have dude singers. I don't know about best, but Clare Bowditch, Holly Throsby and Sarah Blasko are good.

    7. Best male voice?
    Aww, Paul Dempsey? Ben Gibbard?

    8. Kind of music you find yourself listening to most?
    I've heard it being called 'pussy'. I prefer to think of it as alternative, and maybe even indie. :p

    9. What do you listen to to hype yourself up?
    um, The Strokes?

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    Art of Fighting, Augie March

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    I honestly don't remember (!), but I'll guess Something for Kate and very likely be right.

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    The Arcade Fire

    13. Most hated band?
    Blah, I don't want to be all elitist and stuff. And anyway, hate is a bit strong, there's always stuff different people won't like.

    14. Song that makes you think?
    A lot of stuff I listen to makes me think, because I like intelligent music. Ha.

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    I don't want everyone to like what I like!

    16. Coolest music video?
    Working Against Me :D

    17. Music video with the most babe watch?
    Psh.

    18. What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?
    Haha. Closer.

    19. Can you play a musical instrument?
    Recorder!

    20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
    Plenty.

    21. Are you in a band?
    I wish.

    23. Ever dated a musician?
    No.

    24. Do you wish that you were a musician?
    Could be cool.

    25. Best chick band you know of?
    I can't even think of one, except for The Donnas, and, eh.

    26. Last song that you heard on the radio/cd/etc.?
    Something by Holly Throsby. I was half asleep and can't for the life of me remember.

    27. What do you think of classical music?
    Shrug.

    28. What do you think of country music?
    Shrug.

    29. What do you think of death metal?
    Ha.

    30. Last BIG band that you saw live?
    BIG? Probably at the BIG Day Out, so Muse I guess.

    31. Are you a groupie?
    Oh yes.

    32. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
    Occasionally.

    33. What famous musician would you like to fuck?
    Every member of Something for Kate, Dan Kelly, Ollie Browne...

    34. Worst concert moment?
    When Trevor's friend climbed all over me to take photos. It wasn't that bad, but it's caused too much drama now anyway. Fucking drama.

    35. Funny concert moment?
    I was at the BDO in the Korn mosh waiting for them to come out, and when they did of course there was a huge push forward and me and my friends all got pushed over. And there just happened to be a topless chick crowd-surfing over us at the time, who happened to land chest-first in my mates face. He was the biggest guy there and it was easiest for him to get up first and help the rest of us, but he was all (muffled) "In a minute". Apparently they hooked up later in a port-a-loo. Power to him.

    36. Sad concert moment?
    ZOMG EMO.

    37. Best local act you can think of?
    Um?

    38. If you were a musical instrument what would you be?
    A triangle. Woo.

    39. Do you listen to the radio?
    Music is my radar. Nah, not often.

    40. Do you watch music TV?
    Not really.

    41. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?
    Ha, no.

    42. Have you ever met any famous musicians?
    Like, totally.

    43. Are any of your friends/family/etc. musicians?
    Nup.

    44. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
    Shiver Ha, emoooooooo.

    45. Song that describes your life?
    Oh psh.

    46. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
    Half-half.

    47. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?
    It helps. :D

    48. What famous musician do you want to marry?
    Marriage? Ack.

    49. Favourite movie sound track?
    I remember listening to Romeo + Juliet as a kidlet, which I really liked.

    50. Any musician pet peeves?
    Nah.

    51. What do your parents listen to?
    Dad mainly listens to The Doors, Deep Purple, Cream, so on. I remember singing along to all 10+ minutes of Child in Time in my dad's truck when I was 5 or so. Mum mainly listens to the radio, but she likes stuff like Eric Clapton that my dad does, too.

    52. What are you listening to right NOW?
    Gone, Gone, Gone

    53. Do you wear band T-shirts?
    Sometimes.

    54. What do you think of people who do?
    If they're bands I like too, or they're obscure I think they're awesome.

    55. What music sub-culture do you feel like you belong to?
    Shrug.

    56. What song is stuck in your head right now?
    What I'm listening to?

    57. Do you sing in the shower?
    I sing along in the shower?

    58. If so, what? If not, why not?
    Whatever is playing.

    59. Would you rather marry a musician or be one yourself?
    Both?

    60. How important is your partners taste in music to you?
    It's a fairly big factor, that said, as long as we don't hate each others I'm sure it could work. Or have the exact same, that would be weird.
  • Nothing on the line

    2 fév. 2007, 23h21m

    Neon Bible, is really tops.

    Tops I say.

    I need to drag myself away so I can listen to Bloc Party's and Air's latest efforts though.

    Life is so hard.
  • Oh, my love.

    20 nov. 2006, 5h36m

    Someone once told me Pain Killer is all about oral sex. I brushed it off, thinking they just got it from the line

    My love giving me head, feeling very guilty, breaking the bread.

    Because, well, yes. Clearly.

    But, it really could be. The first bit below, at least. Or the whole thing could just about cumming in general.

    Summer rain, dripping down your face again
    Summer rain, praying someone feels the same
    Take the pain killer, cycle on your bicycle
    Leave all this misery behind


    Either way, it's got something to do with sex.

    You need something better than the bacon and eggs
    The creaking in the walls and the banging in the bed
    You give me so much love that it blows my brains out


    Hmm. Why did I never notice this previously? And well, if it is... that's awesome Turin Brakes, well done. If not, well, shame on me. Ha.
  • Steal your heart away.

    6 oct. 2006, 4h15m

    I remember being 13, wanting to be like my older sister -- wanting to be cool. She was in boarding school and would come home for the holidays, bringing with her a bevy of awesome cds. She hated me borrowing them, so when she went out I'd sneak into her room and burn copies of her latest favourites. Ammonia, Sonic Youth, The Smashing Pumpkins, Silverchair, Nirvana, Hole... so, so much.

    I came to love Frogstomp and Nevermind in particular, had them on high rotation for months on end. Eventually I got older and got a job, and she finished school and stopped coming to visit. I started to explore music for myself.

    I remember buying Celebrity Skin and loving it the first time through. I'd scream along to Boys On The Radio, wishing I was Courtney Love. She was gorgeous, I loved her music, and fuck, she'd been married to Kurt Cobain, my 14 year-old-self dreamboat. The girl with the most cake, indeed.

    Most of the kids my age liked The Backstreet Boys and similar shit. I never really knew anyone that not only liked music that I did, but also lived for it to the same extent. I constantly had my discman going, through class, on the bus, and when I was at home my stereo never stopped singing.

    Overtime my tastes have changed a great deal, but the love for music hasn't. Travelling, working, studying, I need to keep it going constantly. I still adore so much of what I listened to eight years ago, however. I can still put on Boys On The Radio and scream along, pretend I'm an awkward teenager all over again. It's nice, as a lot of people I know would rather die than listen to the majority of what their 14-year-old selves listened to.
  • Douche

    15 sept. 2006, 13h19m

    It's very possible that Split The Difference is a fucking amazing album. And it only took me two years to realise it.

    Woe.
  • Gomez ZOMG

    1 sept. 2006, 2h14m

    I saw Gomez last night at the Hi-Fi Bar in Melbourne, and I must say, it was exceptionally tops. I don't generally pay more than about $40 to see anyone, because most bands I like are Aussie/not that well known in Australia -- and well, I'm cheap. But I got my $60 worth, and then some.

    I remember purchasing Liquid Skin after hearing Rhythm & Blues Alibi as a teenager, and from there I went back and got Bring It On. They were one of my favourite bands for so many years, and whilst I kind of lost touch with them until How We Operate came out earlier this year, they've still been right up there for me ever since. It was such an experience to finally see them live.

    They played an impressive mix of tracks off of each of their albums over about two hours, but most impressively, they played a decent amount of tracks from both Bring It On and Liquid Skin. I fucking loved it. Rhythm & Blues Alibi, and definately them closing out with the audience singing along to Get Myself Arrested were the highlights of the night. The fucktards hooking up in front of me and blocking my view wasn't. (Not at gigs, people!)

    Tom engaged the audience so well. We clapped, we danced, we sung along loud enough to piss off everyone else around us. And then there were those few acoustic tracks that made everyone shut up and just listen. So perfect.

    I'm shit at reviews and stuff, but damn, they were so, so tops. Best evah!
  • I appear to be a neighbours whore.

    30 juin 2006, 2h10m

    Is it just me, or am I on the top of a lot of folks neighbours lists? And why?! All I listen to is Death Cab for Cutie and Something for Kate (and maybe a little Holly Throsby), and I didn't know they were that popular. Hell, a lot of people I'm neighbours with don't even listen to them.

    Confusion.

    (Oh! I'm interested to see just how many neighbours lists I top, so if you happen to see this and it's the case for you, let me know. kthx)

    Edit: I'm top on fluttrgrl, xenex, misstriggercut, skywake, and minddistorter's neighbours lists (and that's just the ones I know of). For the win!
  • Entry of journal-ness.

    20 juin 2006, 3h01m

    So, I subscribed. It was $3US and I was bored. I have no real idea what I get out of it besides the little icon next to my name changing from black to blue. Awesome.

    Hello first journal entry.