Saturday, May 31, 2003

The To Do List From Hell

Just thought I'd share with you what I hope to accomplish in the next 48 hours. Feel free to take votes on what I might actually get done! LOL.

1. Finishing the Justin Hayward I can start the sequel

2. Burning a mix cd for Theresa at the Moodies group of Costello goodness.

3. Burning Squirt the Decade of Song Mixes..which thanks to a wonky printer..won't have cover art..but she knows the setlists...Right Squirt?

4. Burning 4 CDs for a very random trade that just cropped up.

5. Updating Man Out of that I don't get cyber lynched by anyone.

6. Exercise...cos my fat butt needs to be not so fat

7. Ponder a Thud mix of Moody Blues songs..

8. Watch the movies I borrowed from Erin and Apple.yonks ago.

9. Not get blown away by the wind that's supposed to be arriving in the am

10. Update my cd trading list...
"Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh..."

Well after I finally got my archives working properly I found the link for the Weekly Wrap Up. This week's theme is Summer Fun. I figured it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot. Then I'll start working on my massive Weekend To Do list..

1. Do you like summer? Why or why not?
I love summer. Though I'm not a tanning girl, I prefer to pale myself, I still love warm days and sunshine. I also hate driving in the snow. After this year, if I never see another flake of snow I'd be happy. We had over 60 inches of snow over the winter here in my part of PA. YUCK!

2. What is your favorite summer activity? Why?
Going to the movies. Summer movies are the best. Which reminds me, there's an Elfscore in the wings. Wootness! Mind you the last score that he did that really got me was Planet of the Apes. C'mon Elfy....knock my socks off this summer! And any other article of clothing as well.

3. What is your favorite summer destination? Why?
The movie theater as it's part of my favorite summer activity. I will add Post Gazette Pavillion or any other concert venue that I might be headed to.

4. What are your summer plans for 2003?
This year, whatever happens happens. Money is very tight this year, so it's going to be a bunch of little things. I'll make do though. I always do.

5. Would you be in favor of rotating long breaks for school-aged kids so that there aren't as many out at the same time during summer? Why or why not?
I say keep the little blighters in school all year long! Uh no. That idea is just stupid and wrong. Kids need to have a vacation with their friends. You only have a few years to have that kind of fun. Rotating breaks would ruin it.

Friday, May 30, 2003

You ain't seen nothin' like the Mighty Quinn

Stolen from Linds

Which song...

reminds you of your school days?: "One the Outside" Oingo Boingo
inspired you to make music?: "In My Life" The Beatles (I play a pathetic keyboard)
reminds you of a low time in your life?: "Nobody's Side" the Chess Soundtrack sung by Elaine Paige
reminds you of a high time in your life?:"Deep Dark Truthful Mirror/You Really Got a Hold on Me (medley)"-Elvis Costello
reminds you of falling in love?: "Skin" Oingo Boingo
are you embarrassed to admit that you like?: "Lady Marmalade" Christina A., Pink, Mya, and Lil' Kim
reminds you of a great holiday (vacation)?: "It Only Makes Me Laugh" Danny Elfman
puts you in a good mood?: "The Turkey Song" The Damned
reminds you of summer?: "June Afternoon" Roxette
reminds you of rain?: "Rain" The Beatles

Friday Five

Ok this one isnt too bad. So I figured I'd do the Friday Five before I head off to work. Then who knows what might appear here in blogville tonight. I'm working terribly hard on both stories...I might actually work on my lovely Justin fic at home over the weekend, but don't tell anyone.

1. What do you most want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for my writing. At one point I wanted to be the next Anne Rice, but perhaps I should change that to the next Anais Nin. :D

2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life?
My outlook on life..Oh yeah that's a simple one..."Life sucks then you die."

3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?
I haven't killed anyone! Wootness! Actually the last job I had didn't give me the nervous breakdown that it was trying to give me, and for that I'm proud.

4. What about the past ten years?
My college graduation I would say. One of the few things that I feel I really completed, even though it's been of little use to me since.

5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide them through life, what would you say?
Don't listen to the advice of stupid old women. Live your life the way you want to live it. When you do too much of what other people tell you to do, you have nothing but regrets to live with for the rest of your life.

Thursday, May 29, 2003

"Take another little piece of my heart."

This is a survey stolen from so many people it's silly. Most recently this came from Da WonderSheep and Onesy.

The story behind your lj user name?
I am the Elfslut..I love Danny Elfman. Why does everyone ask me this?

Are you a lesbian?
Not that I know of, I'm pretty asexual actually, or maybe I'm an equal opportunity lech...or then again, maybe I just don't care anymore.

Where do you live?
_In a building with a bunch of rooms...some of which have computers and tellys and fun stuff like that.

How many people have you blown that you then didn't screw?
Crack anyone. That's pretty gosh darn personal, and since I hardly know you, I ain't tellin.

Describe your CD in stereo right now?
Erm the CD in my computer one I just burned. It's my Decade of Song mix for the 60's. I had to had 6 songs to the original setlist cos it was too short. I forgot the songs weren't as long back then. Except Nights In White Satin and Hey Jude.

I believe I've mentioned that I don't like pain very much.

Ears only. Don't need anymore holes in my head.

What you are wearing now?
Chinos...and a twin sweater set. I'm getting ready for work

When I do...Chanel Crytal

Right now it's a'la Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago-ish

Who or What (was/is/are)In my mouth?
Well I wish it were part of Elvis Costello..or maybe Justin Hayward...or even Danny Elfman or Greg Proops..but nope..nothing there...but I'm waiting!

In my heart?
Red stuff..that moves through my body..and helps me to LIVE! (hahahaha)

The most important thing on my hard drive?
My Mp3 collection. The Picture Collection of all my concubines..and most importantly...ALL MY STORIES!

The most important thing on the web?
Me..hahahaha. You know when you ask a stupid question like that you should expect that kind of answer.

Three of your favorite movies?
Edward Scissorhands, Chicago, Nightmare Before Christmas...I could go on, but I won't.

_What was the last thing you ate?
Food...another obvious one

Your favorite sandwich?
Asiago Roast Beef at Panera Bread

What do you want done with your body when you die?
Don't care..I'm dead.

Who is your worst enemy?
Diana (Cowunt Crawfish) Krall.

Ever been to Belgium?

Ever been to Belize?
No..nor do I want to go there.

Can you eat with chopsticks?
I have no coordination.

What are 5 cities you wouldn't mind relocating to?
Toronto, London, San Francisco, NYC, and hmmm Atlanta..but I would hope a rich man or fantastic job came with it.

What's something that you wish people would understand?
That Stupid people shouldn't breathe.

What is something you're pretty sure you don't understand?
One letter. "W"

The genre character you would sell your beloved to fuck?
Valmont in Dangerous's just beyond my control

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

"Someone turn the lights out"

Ok I didn't do the Wednesday What-Ifs last week, and since they didn't update this week for some odd reason. I'm doing them now. Not really exciting, but when are they ever?

1. What if you had 24 hours to pack up and leave your country forever?
Damn do you think my cds and computer will survive customs? Where am I going? Hopefully somewhere where the English language is spoken or I'm screwed. Let's just say I'm moving to the UK...and my cds are coming with me..OR ELSE!

2. What if you had 24 hours to get married?
2 little words Las Vegas...cos if i've made a mistake..I have 24 hours to get a divorce! LOL

3. What if you had 24 hours to entirely change the way you look, so much as to become unrecognizable?
Plastic surgery takes longer than 24 hours to arrange and recover from. Stupid Wednesday What-If people and their damn crack. When will they learn. All I could do is change my hair color and possibly pick up some colored contacts.

4. What if you had 24 hours to make a scientific or historical discovery?
Hey...some crack over here please! Well as long as I had infinite knowledge that I don't have now, I'd get my ass going. And hopefully within 24 hours I'd have a cure for stupidity! Wootness!

5. What if you had 24 hours to meet and befriend the leader of your country?
I'd bring along my cure for stupidity...and hopefully that would make it easier for me to want to befriend the leader (cough cough) of my country. Meet and befriend W..I'd rather associate with crack whores.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

"I'm only sleeping..."

Tuesday has replaced Monday this week, oh thank you 3 day weekend. The only fun I had for Memorial Day was watching Jimmy Buffett on Leno last night. The rest of the day was for the most part, dreary, dampish from the Sunday rains and BORING! So boring that couldn't lift a finger to write a darn thing in either of my stories, but tonight I'll change that.

The computer decided that Erin's Mix CDs shouldn't burn. Fun Fun. I'll be mailing mine out shortly. Did I email the art for the discs to everyone that needs em? Erin's mix is great..some interesting things snuck on there, especially at the end..

What did I do yesterday you ask? I ranted raved and right clicked on as many pictures of Justin Hayward that I could find. Wootness. For a man in his late 50's he's tres yummy.

Monday, May 26, 2003

"Love me two time baby...I'm gone away.."

Ok, today I rant. Why? Cos I'm bored and ranting is fun. Today's rant is a musical rant of sorts. Allow me to begin.

1. Why when I state that I don't want to know a single thing about the significant others of my concubines do people procede to tell stories about them? Three people I don't give a damn about, no wait 4. Marie Hayward, Diana (Cowunt Crawfish) Krall, Bridget Fonda..and Jennifer Proops. As Paul Carrack wrote...My world will turn without you....

2. If the record industry would like us to stop downloading music, why won't they reissue some older records. Half the stuff I download is out of print, or just damn hard to find. Right now, I'm hunting down the back catalogs of Nick Lowe, the Moody Blues and the Moody Blues lead singer Justin Hayward. ARGH! It's been a bitch I tell you.

3. There were way to many metal bands in the 80's and very few of the them were good, yet VH-1 classic devotes several hours a day to them.

4. If it came from the 70's there is a good chance that it was ugly and downright creepy. Yes there are exceptions..Bowie, Costello, Roxy Moody's...ABBA...but the vast majority of 70's music is creepy and hard on the eyes and the ears.

5. Anyone who can write lyrics like this either a genius or a mad man...or both

There's a turkey in your house get him out
Get the turkey out
Get him out of the house
Get him out
There's a turkey in the house get him out
Get the turkey out
Get him out of the house
Get him out

Get turkey out of the house
Get turkey out of the house get him out
Get the turkey out get him out

There's a rhino in the room get him out
Get him out of the room
Get the rhino out
Get him out
There's a rhino in the room get him out
Get him out of the room
Get the rhino out
Get him out

Get rhino out of the room
Get rhino out of the room get him out
Get the rhino out get him out Get turkey out of the house
Get turkey out of the house get him out
Get the turkey out get him out
Get that turkey out

Yes that's an actual song...yes it's been recorded...and sounds as funny as you think it does.

6. No decent concerts in Pittsburgh!!! Yes our fair city sux on the concert circuit. We get Elvis Costello once every 13 years..and the Moody Blues on the twelth of never...along with Erasure and countless others..What do we get..CRAP! If the White Stripes show up here..I'm killing myself...

7. Why is it when you have all day to watch Vh-1 Classic they play boring videos..1 more Doors video and I'm going off the deep end.

8. Backup singers are a truly frightening species..Some of the scariest.. Duran's Lamya from the 93 tour. Eric Clapton's 70's staples Marcy Levy and Yvonne Ellimen...and those hideous things that were on the Red Rocks DVD with my Moodies!!

9. Something more horrifying to me..than the Velvet Underground...The Cowboy Junkies covering the Velvet Underground. What the hell did they do to "Sweet Jane"!?! Makes me want to hear Lou Reed! If you can believe that!

10. When you have time to devote to downloading and making mix cds, why is it you can't find a damn thing online to grab..or when you do it's in queue of about 100.

Sunday, May 25, 2003

"It's too late it's too late..."

Ah I started this in a post I made at the Moody Blues Group I belong to and I decided to finish it up here. These are things I've done in the past 24 hours....Not in any particular order.

1. Scanned all the Moody Blues cds at the Rostraver Walmart through
their little sampler playing machine..(hahahaha people had to listen
to Nights In White Satin...instead of wretched boy bands..and the new
Madonna cd)

2. Watched Red Rocks..erm only 1 time...(looks about shamefaced) I
think I prefer the Albert Hall DVD myself...cos the Backup Bimbos on
Red Rocks traumatised me...

3. Pondered how high John Lodge's hair could get in the 80's.

4. Grumbled at Vh-1 Classic for playing Go Now...instead of Your
Wildest Dreams

5. Rediscovered a John Lennon song..I forgot I loved "Every Man has a
Woman that Loves Him"

6. Got teary when Vh-1 Classic played the Beatles "This Boy" cos I
got to see George..and I miss him dreadfully.

7. Was pulled out of my bath twice by two great videos on Vh-1 Classic..they seem to know when I'm watching and they play boring stuff, or Go Now...I get in the tub and "Question" by the Moody Blues comes on, followed by ABBA's "Winner Takes It All" which is my favorite ABBA song..

8. Was depressed by the lack of Justin Hayward CDs at Media Play and Borders in Monroeville.

9. Was exalted to find the US (cheaper) version of Erasure's Make Me Smile CD single with the video for Solsbury Hill at Borders! Wootness!

10. Decided that the only fast food worth consuming is Taco Bell, preferrably the Border Bowls. YUM!

12. Contemplated the Lyrics to the song 'Fish' by the Damned, and giggled many times over

13. Acquired 2 more of the Classic 7 by the Moody Blues. Now what about all the rest!!!!

14. Finished burning the mix cds for the CD Swap! Here's hoping they don't scare too many people...but I was diverse in my pickings.

15. Went for a long theraputic walk with friends

16. Had the cutest kitty follow us home from the walk

17. Wrote another page in Man Out of Time

18. Cropped some ugliness out of several pictures of a very sexy man.

19. Got very excited over Burton doing the remake of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

20. Pondered how Justin Hayward just doesn't sweat at all on stage, and how his hair never moves!

Saturday, May 24, 2003

Weekly Wrap Up

Thanks to Onesy. I've found a more amusing survey thing. It's called The Weekly Wrap Up, and for once the questions aren't mindless.

1. What was your favorite book as a child? Why?
You know that's hard to tell..I think there was I was a young adult called the Ghosts of Departure was great. I always loved books about ghosts etc. As soon as I find the other book..I'll post the title. I still have it, that's how much I loved it, but right now..I can't find it.

2. How often did you read as a child? Describe your preferred reading area or situation.
I've been reading since I was about 4 years old. I knew how to read before I was in kindergarden. I read and still do, just about anything that I can get my hands on. I think that's why I write too. I always wanted to have something with my name on it..that people enjoy.

3. What children's literature series did you read when you were younger? Why?
I read most of the series romances for young adults..I think there was one called The Girls of Canby Hall or something like that. Never really got into the Sweet Valley High stuff though..I'm a fan of romance..cos I have none in my life.

4. Do you still read children's literature? Why or why not?
If Harry Potter counts...Yes.

5. What children's book would you recommend for a child's library? Why?
It's not so much a children's book as it is a book of poetry..I recommend TS Eliot's Practical Cats..which was the basis for the musical. Some great poems that any age can appreciate.

Friday, May 23, 2003

Friday Five

Today's friday five is so boring I shouldn't waste my time doing it, but what the heck. I've neglected all the other survey thingies this week. Could this mean I'm outgrowing taking surveys? Quite possbily, I haven't taken one in ages..Of course I haven't read a truly good one in ages either. bore the pants off's the Friday Five.

1. What brand of toothpaste do you use?
Colgate or Ultrabrite..or ultimately whatever is on sale at the time I run out.

2. What brand of toilet paper do you prefer?
Is there any reason you need to know this? I mean it's really kinda personal. What next, What type of birth control do you prefer? The crack has been passed from the Wednesday What-If people to the Friday Fivers..Don't sqeeze the Charmin please!

3. What brand(s) of shoes do you wear?
I love Unlisted when I can find em. Sam and Libby's were always great...but I'm a bargain shoe shopper so Payless is where most of my shoes come from, or Target.

4. What brand of soda do you drink?
Have a Coke and a smile would ya!

5. What brand of gum do you chew?
I don't chew's a waste of my time

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

"Watching and waiting, for someone to understand me I hope it won't be very long"

A bit of Randomness on a Wednesday. I haven't really been in the mood for the question and answer surveys lately. So you're gettin whats on my tiny little mind today.

~I'm taking a small breather from Man Out of Time, not saying that I've given up on it..just don't look for story posts everyday. More like every other day or two. If I had some Greg or Elvis goodness that would inspire me...perhaps I could carry on with this story a little faster. Until then I need time to think on how I need to get the story where it's going...without boring you...and I think this story is fast becoming boring...Anyone with commentary..feel free to share..

~I've almost got my cd swap mix finished. I'll be burning likely tomorrow or Friday. You guys will receive my cds with Erins..since I'm the keeper of the burner that can copy. You don't have to mail Erin's to me if you don't want to...Just doing this to save some money..for the 2 of us.

~I'm still loving the Moody Blues. I'm in that stage where I must acquire everything I can get my hands on. So far my collection is meager. I have 6 out of 17 or 18 cds. I do have 2 bootleg concerts which are excellent, and I'm going to be getting more in the near future!

~I'm going to try to make some additions to the side bar of the blog, or perhaps change templates...AGAIN! I want to make a spot for music. Kind of like what you see at the Neurotic Fishbowl. Someday I'll be able to afford to pay for Blogger so I can add the downloads etc.

~Found a new picture of Elvis Costello today, courtesy of my friend Keefers at the Moody Blues Yahoo Group that I belong to. I refuse to hunt for new pictures, cos I don't want to see his bitch. I mean fiancee...No I really mean bitch or perhaps TRAMP!

~Why is it when I'm writing a story, many ideas crop into my brain for other stories. Would you believe I have a sequel planned to Someday I'll Return Again to You....and it's not even finished.

Top Five Moody Blues Songs

1. Deep (it's a thud song)
2. The Story In Your Eyes
3. Question
4. Your Wildest Dreams
5. Haunted

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

"Yes it's going to happen...I feel you getting near..."

I found this online at my Moody Blues online group, where I've been spending most of my time. I thought most of you would appreciate this. I refuse to do this n that this week, it's too stupid. The thought provoking didn't provoke much I thought I'd do something different this morning.

The Cynic's Tome of Proverbs: Much truth is delivered in jest!

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.

2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

4. Sex is like air. It's not important unless you aren't getting any.

5. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

6. No one is listening until you fart.

7. Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.

8. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

9. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

10. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

11. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

12. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

13. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person it was probably worth it.

14. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

15. Some days you are the bug; some days you are the windshield.

16. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

17. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

18. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

19. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

20. Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

21. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

22. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

23. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

24. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

25. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday...around age 11.

26. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

27. There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

28. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

I think 27 hits way too close to home, I'm going to have to hide for a bit. As to Man Out of Time, there should be another update tonight. I'm kinda happy that I've closed out this last chapter. I might need a break from this story for a bit. It's becoming way too much for me right now when I don't really have anything to inspire me.

Monday, May 19, 2003

"Lonely is the river as it tumbles to the ocean"

Justin Hayward is the man. He is the most beautiful romantic songwriter. Many Thuds go out to him. I have been watching the DVD for the Hall of Fame Concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the last 24 hours..

There's a song on the Sur La Mer CD called "Deep" that has usurped all other songs for creating the infamous THUD. Allow me to share the lyrics with you.


Every time I hear the sound of the rain
Beating on my roof again
I want to taste your love
And I want to go deep, deep.
I want to go deep, deep.
I want to go deep.
Every time I lift my eyes to the sky
Something in my heart asks why.
I want to know the truth
And I want to go deep, deep.
I want to go deep.

Like the footprints
Disappearing from the sand,
I try to catch the thought.
It slips right through my hand
And, as the darkness
Throws it's cloak upon the ground,
I start to run to you.
I've got to take you down,
I want to go deep, deep.
I want to go deep, deep.
I want to go deep.

Every time I feel I'm losing my way
The power of your love remains.
I want to touch your love
An' I want to go deep, deep.
I want to go deep. deep.
I want to go deep, deep.
I want to go deep.

Yes, he's in his late fifties no I don't care, he's dead sexy and his voice makes me melt. He can sing Deep to me any time he wants...and of course he can be my Knight in White Satin. (pun intended)

Sunday, May 18, 2003

"But when you go away...The angels cry"

I've discovered a new vocalist that I really enjoy. Thanks go out to Justin Hayward, oh forever sexy Moody Blues man for recording the song The Angels Cry,with Annie Haslam, so that I could have yet another obsession. That song was also recorded by one of the ABBA girls..Agnetha...who has a similar voice actually.

Anyway I'm quite enjoying the voice of Annie Haslam. Which reminds me that Sarah Brightman is due to have a new CD in stores soon. Since Madonna went all boring on me this year, I need a new female idol. I give that role to Ms. Brightman.

Musically speaking I've been in a very mellow mood. The Moody Blues are now very high on my list of favorite bands. I could go on forever about the lovely voice of Mr. Hayward, but I'd just bore you all to tears. Though I would like to know how some of you are liking the fanfic over at the LiveJournal. The only feedback I get is from my Moody friends...

Later on today I plan on updating My Want List...cos well it's grown. You have only to read my Moody posts to know that I have to acquire all of their lovely music as well as Justin Hayward's solo material. Then there's Joe Jackson....Nick Lowe..and a few Damned CDs that I need, thanks to Erin bringing over her videos to watch. BTW if you have a chance..and you can find the song Fish by the Damned. It's a freaking Hoot! And yes, the song is about what you gutterminded people think its about...Hehehehehe.

Friday, May 16, 2003

"I'm looking for someone to change my life. I'm looking for a miracle in my life"

These are some inspiring lyrics, from a song I'm quickly fallen in love with. The song was written by Mr. Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues and the song is Question, which can be found on the CD A Question of Balance. I recommend any of their lovely CDs to you. They are a band whose music is completely timeless. You can't date their songs back to the years that they were recorded.

Here are the complete lyrics to Question....

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?
'Cause when we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need
In a world of persecution that is burning in its greed

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
Because the truth is hard to swallow
That's what the war of love is for

It's not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me
It's more the way that you mean it
When you tell me what will be
And when you stop and think about it
You won't believe it's true
That all the love you've been giving
Has all been meant for you

I'm looking for someone to change my life
I'm looking for a miracle in my life
And if you could see what it's done to me
To lose the love I knew
Could safely lead me through

Between the silence of the mountains
And the crashing of the sea
There lies a land I once lived in
And she's waiting there for me
But in the grey of the morning
My mind becomes confused
Between the dead and the sleeping
And the road that I must choose

I'm looking for someone to change my life
I'm looking for a miracle in my life
And if you could see what it's done to me
To lose the love I knew
Could safely lead me to
The land that I once knew
To learn as we grow old
The secrets of our soul
It's not the way that you say it when you do those things to me
It's more the way you really mean it when you tell me what will be

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war
'Cause when we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need
In a world of persecution that is burning in its greed

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door

I've send out all the information to everyone participating in the CD Swap. If you didn't get the email or have any questions, email me! Thanks so much to all of you that participated. Hopefully we'll be able to do this again soon. I know you all know how much I love making mix cds!

Oh and you can expect to hear Mr. Hayward on the mix that I'm sending.

"It's Friday...I'm in love.."

No not really, but that's the fun and appropriate song quote for the day. I'm just doing the Friday Five before heading off to work. It's not exactly a great Friday Five, but it will do.

1. What drinking water do you prefer -- tap, bottle, purifier, etc.?

Bottled water, but I don't really pay attention. I usually drink that crystal water we have in our cooler, cos my office is out in the boondocks and we get well water. (not good for sirree)

2. What are your favourite flavor of chips?

I like plain ridged chips best..but if I had to pick a flavor, sour cream and onion wins hands down. Yum!

3. Of all the things you can cook, what dish do you like the most?

Hahahaha, you said I can cook! You made a funny! I can't cook much at all. Eggs, I think I like my eggs the best! Anything else is just an atrocity to the food.

4. How do you have your eggs?

Either scrambled or sunny side up...It all depends on my mood...sometimes poached...I like the Incredible Edible Egg. Egg Salad sandwiches are tasty too. Gee I think it's time for breakfast.

5. Who was the last person who cooked you a meal? How did it turn out?

That would be mom. Dinner last night was just fine.

Thursday, May 15, 2003

"The atomosphere on the street tonight is the driving beat of the world"

I've stolen a survey from Onesy who stole it from someone...who stole it from someone...etc.

1. Do you wish on stars?

Um, not really, though I used to. I haven't had any real time for stargazing lately so I haven't done any wishing to the ole Disney classic...

2. Which finger is your favorite?

Favorite finger? uh..the middle one, cos it gets the most use, especially while driving. Most useful that bird flipping finger.

3. Who do you admire?

Sarah Brightman. She was married to the most successful writer of musical theatre in the last 20 years, had a show written for her basically. Divorced him, and now has a huge career. I so want to be Sarah..only I don't want to shag Andrew Lloyd Webber...ewww!

4. Your favorite lunch meal?

One of those tasty Taco Bell Bowls..yummy! Yo quiero Taco Bell

5. Any bad habits?

Many...compulsive shopping. Soda addiction. If I don't have my Coca Cola I'm an evil being. Not knowing when to keep my damn mouth shut. I could go on, but I won't.

6. What store would you never be caught dead in?

Pimercrombie and Bitch...oops Abercrombie and Fitch and any of the sad pathetic counterparts out there.

7. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?

Why certainly, I need more snide sarcastic people in my life. "Hi me! nice to meet you me! Let's go out for drinks"

8. Are you a daredevil?

Nope I'm a wus

9. Are you passive or aggressive?

I think the answer to question 8 covers this one...

10. Who is your idol?

I don't any idols...I have a tiki god though :D

11. What class during high school do you think was a waste of time?

Chemistry. The world doesn't need me to know how to blow things up...or set things in petrie dishes on fire. Come to think of it Biology too. I spent a great part of that class sick from the lovely things we had to dissect.

12. Do you like sappy love songs?

Don't you think the world has had enough of silly love songs....but I look around me and I see it isn't so..oh no...I just made Katy a sappy love songs mix. Yeh I like them.

13. Have you ever intentionally hurt someone?

Most likely yes..but I won't say who...

14. Have you ever been in a mosh pit?

I don't do pain.

15. Would you ever bungee jump?

I fear the reaper the answer would be an unqualified NO!

16. Do you ever wear overalls?

NO NO NO....that is a fashion no no...Only small children can get away with those.

17. Last person who called you?

My boss, at work.

18. Last person who saw you cry?

Most likely my mom..while I was having a breakdown over some really bad pictures of myself. Fat ugly wench that I am.

19. Who was the last person you went to the mall with?

I think I was with my mom..I know I went to Washington Crown Center before Easter to get my lovely dress at Dots.

20. Do you have a crush on anyone?

Elvis Costello..Justin Hayward...Nick Lowe...Simon LeBon..Alton Brown..Greg Proops...oh (whispers..Brad Sherwood)

21. What's in your wallet?

Drivers license, credit cards, some cash...a coupon or two.

22. What is the best thing that happened to you this week? wait I did get the Moody Blues A Question of Balance CD this week. Does that count?

23. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Magenta. That's the rocky horror character I'd like to be as well.

24. Where is your favorite place to be and why?

Tiki Lounge! Cos it has the best damn amaretto sours in the world and a great jukebox.

25. How many scars do you have and do they have any cool stories?

Not really, I have a scar on my forehead from something stupid I did as a kid. Other than that, nope.

26. Have you ever danced in the rain?

yeah, want to make something of it?

27. Favorite Sport(s)?

Hockey..though my team sucketh this year. Pouts at the penguins. how dare they not make the playoffs

28. Who do you miss most?

George Harrison.

29. Who was the last person to email you?

Keith from the Moody Blues mailing list..on Yahoo

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Wednesday What If

The crack smokers at Wednesday What-if are out and about again. So bright and early I'm bringing you there questions. I hope that the computer gods are friendlier to me tonight. I really wanted to get some things done, but crash and burn seemed to be the computer's motto. Oh happy day.

1. What if you could choose to be the ruler of one country on Earth?
In a daydream sense, I'd be the Queen of England. I want to be the figurehead ruler. I want to open parliment. I don't want to be PM. I just want the glamor of it. Ruling countries is not fun it seems. I just want a crown, some jewels and people to adore me.

2. What if you could be one politically influential person who is alive today (like President Bush or even Oprah)?
After reading the suggestions I find that I cannot answer this question. The suggestions have made me laugh too damn hard.

3. What if you could finalize one cause (such as end world hunger or stop animal cruelty)?
Can you really pick one cause that is better than another. If I ended world hunger would that not take care of world peace as well? In alot of instances the government is keeping food from their people. So in getting food to these nations they would also be getting new leadership.

Oh but the real cause I want to finalize..the stop abusing Andrea cause, which would forbid all celebrities from marrying. Those that are married...well those marriages are null and void..Start sending the support checks if you have children. That's one way to set my concubines free..and to make sure none of them do anything STUPID marry that ugly Krall tramp.

~ the things I think up at 7:30 am

4. What if you could entirely make-over your own country -- what would it be like?
Much the same as it is..only the fearless leader would have actually been the one elected by the people...

5. What if you could start a new planet -- what it would be like?
Planet Concubine...And I'm ready to help populate it. (erm..not really)

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

"The bottle stands forelorn ..a symbol of the dawn"

Well it's Tuesday and I'm sleepy and it's time for This N That. I won't delay the mindless questions any further. It's a potpourri edition, so be kinda afraid.

1. Packrat or minimalist?
Packrat, I like my stuff. knowing that I have 3000 cds you had to ask that?
2. Computer: desktop or laptop?
Desktop, I need more harddrive than any laptop can provide. Laptops annoy me too, especially when I try to go without a mouse! ARGH!
3. Seashore or mountains?
I like to scream at the top of mountains...Shall we go now?
4. Carpeting or bare floors?
Carpeting is more comfy on bare footsies :D
5. Drinking water: bottled or tap?
Bottled water. At least I know it's kinda clean.
6. Shopping websites: eBay or Amazon?
Don't ask me that, I've spent too much money both places.
7. Cute little kitties or big scary tigers?
Crack anyone? Cute little kitties of course. If I said otherwise, 4 cute little kitties would go all apeshit on me.
8. Front door or back door?
You know I hope that question isn't implying what I think it's implying. Gutter minded slugs at This N That. I just giggle and let you wonder about that one. Cos well that isn't any of your business.
9. Lots of jewelry, or little/none?
It depends on the mood really. I don't think I ever really wear lots of jewlery. I have 4 rings that I wear constantly. Earrings hardly ever anymore. I'm too lazy too look for a pair that match my outfit.
10. Thought-provoking question of the week: At the last minute, you obtain tickets to an event you're dying to attend. However, you have to work that day! Do you ask the boss for the time off, or just call in sick?
You mean if Elvis Costello was playing an all day concert and I was handed front row tix....I'd ask for the time off first..If not..I'd just conveniently get sick.

CD Swap update

A question for you guys...If I changed the theme to "Favorites" would any of you be more apt to participate. If not I still need on more person to get this going.

Monday, May 12, 2003

"well, i've been afraid of changin' 'cause i've built my life around you"

Don't ask me what put that in my head, cos I don't know. Must have been the talk of Lindsey Buckingham yesterday at a Live Journal community that put Fleetwood Mac in my mind.

What with mother's day being yesterday, this line is more poignant to me right now. I've lived with my parents all my life. I really don't have any plans of changing that soon, or any reason to. They need me here, and sadly I need them. I think I'm taking the Fleetwood Mac CD to work now.

Boredom and depression..still aren't completely out of the way. I'm finding myself trying to alienate people from my life again. It's funny, but when I'm at my worst I don't want anyone to really cheer me up. I want to be alone. Silly, I know because that makes it worse.

On a more happy note...I found my exercise tapes. I'm going to start using them tonight in hopes that they give me a nice energy boost. Hell if I take off a few pounds I might be happier. Perhaps if it stopped raining for a day or two I might be happier as well. I don't see pigs or donkeys flying it doesn't seem like there is much hope for that.

What a lovely way to start a Monday morning...

Sunday, May 11, 2003

"Though your voice be faint, I am listening... Voices in the sky"

I've taken to using song quotes as subject lines on my more ramblings posts. I'm rambling about music today because my boredom from last night has yet to lift.

Today has been spent reading message boards online and downloading music. I did make a trip to WalMart to buy a copy of the film An Object of Beauty..with John Malkovich and Andie Macdowell. I wonder if I'll ever get around to watching it. I also found that WalMart has a decent amount of Moody Blues CDs. I bought a copy of "A Question of Balance" so that should tide me over for a bit.

I'm finding that I can't listen to new music anymore. The Music Whore is going deep into her archives and listening to artists from the 60's through the early 90's. I think perhaps I'm getting old. It's sad I'm only just going to be 29. I don't want to think about that though. I just started to pull myself out of a rather nasty depression.

So what am I listening to? Herman's Hermits...because I need cheesy perky happy music.

Oh and the CD Swap...

I'm extending the sign up til this Friday. I really would like another 1-5 people so we can have this done properly.

Saturday, May 10, 2003

"She's a must to avoid. A complete impossibility."

I'm stealing this from nsane1, cos he has the best blog!

Pick one word to describe yourself in each of the following categories:

1. Physical - lacking
2. Emotional - basketcase
3. Spiritual - open
4. Professional - shrinking
5. Relational (relating to others) - Stunted

"You'll be someone's elses baby...I'll be underground"'s one of those days again. I'm sitting at the computer because a huge nasty thunderstorm woke me at 8:30 this morning. I was sleeping so nicely too. So now I find myself listening to Elvis Costello and planning the boring weekend I have in store for me.

Yes..I like making lists. I don't necessarily finish them, but I like making them. So I'm just going to share mine with you, so you can remind me to do some of the things on the list

1. Finish up the setlist and burn Katy's Sappy Love Songs Mix CD (she asked for it.. :D it could be creepy...but that's the fun of it)
2. Try to figure out how I'm going to burn all those audible shows for Linda at Ocelots
3. Work on Man Out of Time..and perhaps edit some bits that I'm not happy with.
4. At least stare at the Vampire Story "Not My Slave"
5. Post the mixes I've been coming up with at the Art of the Mix site.

Oh and the CD Swap..

I'll be getting out the information shortly about who everyone is burning for. I really need one more person though. Someone help me out here..we have an odd number. Just email me with your snail mail addy and I'll be able to get everything started. C'mon guys..this will be fun! Don't make me cry!

Friday, May 09, 2003

My Lust List

I saw this at Pia's Blog the other day. I decided that it would be fun to make up one of my own. There are so many things on my want list. Lord knows I need to update that. I've actually bought a few of them, but I've also developed a new love for the band the Moody they have to be added to the list.

1. Him

2. Him too

3. Nick Lowe's Box set "the Doings"

4. The Moody Blues CD "The Other Side of Life" , "A Night at the Red Rocks", "Sur La Mer"

5.Joe Jackson's Steppin' Out (the best of)

oh and lastly: Him

Friday Five

Where is my life going? It's Friday already! Which means another bunch of questions from the Friday Five people. This one isn't too bad. The Friday Fivers obviously don't smoke the crack that the people of Wednesday What-ifs smoke..

1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not?
I'm more organized at work than I am at home, though I'm striving to get better at it. At work I know where everything's at, but at home oye there's just not enough room to know in most cases.

2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly?
I don't want that much organization in my life..I don't want other people thinking for me! We need more Fruitcakes in this world and less bakers..I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore ~ Jimmy Buffett - Fruitcakes..

That sums it up for me I think

3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now?
For the most part, my desk is always organized. I need some cd cases to get some of my Costello shows off of it, but other than that it's fine.

4. Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not matter?
Yes yes yes....right now I need to start a huge project to re-alphabetize the CDs. That could be a weeklong project and will make a huge mess too. There are so many. I've even tried to do the Live Shows..but the best I can get is to group the bands together. ARGH!!!

5. What's the hardest thing you've ever had to organize?
My life..and it's still not done yet. There are piles of stuff everywhere. Someone want to help me here?

CD Swap

Ok..Today's the deadline. I was hoping for more people, but we have enough for one group. Anyone who wants to join in on this, EMAIL ME! It's a great way to share music...Perhaps next time we'll try a more interesting theme...Cos dang it..we're going to do this again :D

I'll have the emails sent out this evening, after work with any additional details.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Musings about Man Out of Time

I've been staring at the page of Man Out of Time I've been working on for an hour now. I'm soon going to go into an editing process so I can review what I've written. I do this every so many pages so I can check the flow of my story and to pick up on any inconsistencies that crop up when you write in the haphazard way that I do.

I'm so glad that so many of you are enjoying this story. It means alot to me to get good feedback. It gives me a shread of hope that maybe this can be published someday. If it guys better buy a copy!

It's also nice to see people that haven't read my fanfiction read this. It's been really interesting to see which characters people like and which ones people hate. I wonder...for those of you that don't know me so well, can tell who inspired some of my characters. I also wonder if I'll ever run out of female names that I like beginning with the letter A.

There's so much of me in my times I feel like Alex could be an extension of me, but I've done that with alot of characters before. If you've read my fanfiction, you know Angie is my favorite little bimbo. She's the main character in the fanfiction about Greg Proops called Man Out of Time and the Danny Elfman fanfiction called We Close Our Eyes. I'm also rather partial to Angelina who's in my (needs to be worked on) vampire story, Not My Slave. My favorite character is Alexandra from the story Distorted Angel.

I'm also wondering if I'll ever run out of song titles to use as titles. As you can see, I've titled all of my stories after my favorite songs. Man Out of Time is an Elvis Costello song that appears on the CD Imperial Bedroom. As the music whore I highly recommend this album to everyone.

I used to think that I knew how I wanted this story to end, but my characters have taken over...and now I'm not quite sure. It'll be interesting to see how it all turns out eventually.

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

I had to steal this for you guys

I found this hidden at nsane1's blog...I adore it. Try not to laugh to hard. You'll hurt yourself...And thanks to nsane1 and Mo and Kristin for helping to cheer me up a bit last night! (hugs to ya all)

Dear Sirs:

I am writing to you for further instructions to what the next step is for me to take in protecting my family from possible attacks by terrorists.

I have my duck what?

Mix CD Swap

Just a little reminder to anyone else who wants to get involved in this...Friday is the deadline for signing up. All you need is to email me with your snail I can get the groups together.

Again our Mix theme is "Driving Music." The songs that you love to hear when you're out on the road. Stuff that helps you get rid of the road rage. That sort of thing.

If you have any questions, give me a shout and I'll try to help you out.
Wednesday What-Ifs

Ok. These are the most mindless questions I ever read in my life. I'm answering them, why? I don't really know, boredom, lack of better things to post.....Anyway, here are today's rather boring Wednesday What-ifs

1. What if you had to choose whether to live without your journal/blog for a month, or go without food for five days?
At this point I coud probably live off my body fat for 5 days, which would probably be a good thing. Of course that would also be stupid. I could probably exist without my journal for a month. Would you miss me? Ah..heck no...but would you miss my story? :D

2. What if you had to choose whether to live without human contact for a year, or spend five months in jail?
A year without human contact? Hmmm sounds like my job..This is horrible...a big neither to this one..Whoever thought up these questions was hitting the crack pipe too hard. As much as I am anti-social, I like to have a few people around me.

3. What if you had to choose whether to become permanently illiterate, or be doomed to live a life completely devoid of love?
What kind of idiot came up with this? I'm doing a good job one the second one right why change...but if that meant not having the love of my parents..well then a big neither to this question too....

4. What if you had to choose whether to be banished from home and never see your loved ones again, or be imprisoned five days per week (Monday through Friday) for the rest of your life?
That had to be some good crack! I'm taking the imprisoned for 5 days a week...cos hey..that's kinda like a job!

5. What if you had to choose whether to become blind or deaf?
Neither dammit..neither!

Oye vey...the wednesday what-if people were on some serious meds when they came up with these, and I don't think the meds were legal!

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Things not to do when depressed

Ok for some reason after I've had a really great day I have a weekload of horrible ones. OK, not really horrible, I just come down from my high, and crash land. I've crash landed really hard this time. So I challenge you guys to make me feel better! Send me pictures..tell me funny stories. Anything, cos I'm down...I'm really down...How can you laugh when you know I'm down?

I've compiled a handy list of things not to do when you are depressed. I hope you enjoy it..and if it helps you not to hit the bottom that I've just hit my head on that's even better.

1. Never I repeat never get photos developed. It's a given that you'll look uglier than you really are.

2. Whatever you do, don't spent quality time alone. This is a bad thing as you will think of more reasons to be depressed.

3. Avoid listening to songs like "The Living Years" Nothing like songs about death to keep your spirits low.

4. Don't pick up the newspaper. It's a given the first thing you'll read is a blurb about rock legend "Elvis Costello" to wed Canadian Whore (I mean jazz singer) Diana Krall ...or Film Composer Danny Elfman to wed Actress Bridget (I'm such a ho) Fonda.

5. Stepping on scales and looking in the mirror is definitely out of the question.

6. Don't find yourself discussing relationships or your lack of one..or you might as well get out the razorblades.

7. Travel pamphlets should be kept hidden especially if you have no hope of going to any of the places you are looking London..NYC...CA...Hawaii...Atlantic City...Las Vegas
This N That

Ok today is also this n that Tuesday. I'm just a busy little bee today, but hey ya gotta be with blogger down ever ten seconds. This one is actually good so I'll try to not be such a smarty britches while answering the questions.

1. TV or radio?
TV cos I can't stand radio most of the time.
2. On the radio: talk or music station?
Music station, talk shows bore me. Which reminds me, the station I listen to at work has the 2 hour Doctor on Call show today! Please put me out of my misery please! ARGH!
3. Actual books or books-on-tape (or e-books)?
Real actual books that you turn the pages in...I love a good book. I've been reading the Imperfect Lady for such a long time..I wish I had more time to read.
4. Actual newspaper, or web version?
Again the actual newspaper, it's more fun to read the comics that way :D
5. Wall Street Journal or National Enquirer?
Neither they both bore me to tears
6. TV channel such as CNN, or your local broadcast news?
Local news, cos it goes away after an hour or so. You can only take so much news before you scream.
7. A movie you've been looking forward to seeing gets bad reviews all around. See it anyway, or pass?
I see it anyway. The reviewers are often wrong..and I need an excuse to leave the house.
8. See movies when they first come out, or wait a few weeks for the lines at the theater to get shorter?
It really depends on how much I want to see the movie or if it's a film that will possibly have small children viewing it.
9. TV: cable, satellite dish, or just plain old antenna?
Digital cable kicks butt! (drools while watching vh-1 classic)
10. Thought-provoking question of the week: If you had to choose only one form of media to come into your home, which would you choose...print (newspapers, magazines) or electronic (TV, internet)? Why?
Eletronic..cos I'm a net junkie...I don't read magazines much..Though I'd miss the morning paper..If I didn't have the net, I'd be so bored. Plus you get the news faster on the Telly and on the Net..I'm an instant gratification sort of whore.

Monday, May 05, 2003

An episode of Brad....Sherwood that is

Well as you all know, I went to the Improv at the Waterfront last night to see Brad Sherwood from Whose Line. Wootness! is about the only word that sums up the evening entirely. I've never been a good reviewer, but I'm going to give it a go, from a personal perspective, and then hopefully by this evening post pictures. If not the pictures will be forthcoming in the next few days.

First of all, when going to the Improv and eating, just buy appetisers, they are expensive enough. Also unless you are overflowing with money, buy non alcoholic bevvies or coffee. A margarita costs close to 8 bucks! Crikey. Just a few tips. The food is actually pretty good though, but you didn't want to hear about that.

Onto Mr. Sherwood, I think. He came into the place at about 15 minutes to 7, and he signed autographs for a few people. Well, me being the pushy bitch that I am, I grabbed pen paper my evil sisters and my real sister...and we went after him. He was very nice and personable, and answered our questions. We also had our picture taken with him. Actually several but those were later :D

The show was funny, fabulously funny actually. It put everything that you see on Whose Line to shame. They started off with Superheros...The four of us, being huge gutterminds...yell out "Extremely Large Penis Man" which won out over "Anal Beads" ..both became ongoing jokes for the evening. The next game had Brad pulling a married couple from the audience for the game, where he and his partner Dave would act out what their married life would be like and they had to ring a bell when they behaved like their spouse or honk if they didn't...That's one marriage that's on the rocks now... :D

They did a game of sound effects...and boy were the 2 people pulled up bad. But that always makes the game a bit more fun..Especially when the female is so nervous she can barely make a sound.

The detective game was the best. Dave, Brad's improviser in crime, left the room for a bit, and we came up with a strange crime he committed..Let me see if I remember it. He bit his toe nails and played accordian with his prehensil (sp) tail in Charleroi (my hometown and suggestion) at Munchkinland in Phipp's Conservatory and a Bonsai Tree was evidence...It took 45 minutes for Dave to guess everything!

My favorite game was Moving People. Why? Cos I got called up on stage to play! Wootness! Brad made my day! The best part, as I walk to the stage in disbelief, is that I got to move Brad. I like everyone else have a rough time with the game, but hey I got to touch Brad's ass. That in itself was worth it. Though my lasting memory was when they announced the game..I just let out the most evil laughter, which got a great reaction from Mr. Sherwood!

The last game was not quite scene to rap. Brad pulled someone out of the audience to rap with him. An older retiree from St Clairsville Ohio that liked the Steelers and Golf...he became MC Ray..and oh was he great. He danced and rapped right along with Brad. It was fantastic. The perfect end to the show.

We waited outside afterwards and got a few more pictures. Brad was such a sweetie. I'm so glad I went. I'll post the pics as soon as they are developed!

Sunday, May 04, 2003

It Came from the 80's

Ok this is one of the many topics of the day. I have an 80's Group on Yahoo. I try to keep it active...So I was looking to see if I could find a survey or something fun dealing with 80's music or something 80's related when I happened upon this site. It's called the 80's server. It's a great site with alot of tidbits on bands..movies and tv shows of the 80's.

Since I'm on the topic of the 80's I'll list a few of my 80's favorites


1. Duran Duran
2. Depeche Mode
3. Erasure
4. Oingo Boingo
5. Cyndi Lauper

I'm leaving Elvis Costello and Madonna off the list of favorites..because they are timeless..but I will sing a few bars of Spandau Ballet's True to make David and Brighid cringe :

(steps up to the mic)

So true funny how it seems
always in time, but never in line for dreams
Head over heels when toe to toe
This is the sound of my soul,
this is the sound
I bought a ticket to the world,
but now I've come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line
Oh I want the truth to be said

I just had to do that.... onto the Movies of the 80's that I'll always love.

1. Dangerous Liasions
2. Edward Scissorhands
3. Beetlejuice
4. Who's that Girl
5. Making Mr. Right

Oh and favorite 80's videos...

1. Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (my god he was a pretty boy)
2. Duran Duran - Do You Believe in Shame
3. Madonna - Express Yourself
4. The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams
5. Arcadia - The Flame

I think there were countless videos that I adored. I think the charm of some of the cheaper videos. Elvis Costello did the cheapest were the ones done by Nick Lowe..and they were fantastic in that cheesy cheap way that makes you giggle.

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Music Ramblings

I've fallen in love with a 60's band right now, the Moody Blues. It all started with a video, back in the 80's. The song was called "Your Wildest Dreams." I've posted about this song on my LiveJournal recently, but I didn't think I'd really be getting into their music other than to get the CD The Other Side of Life which that song was on. More Fool Me.

I've been downloading some of their music and reading the band bios, so I'm ready to dive right in. I haven't decided if Justin Hayward, the lead singer of the Moody Blues should be elevated to concubine status, but I do elevate him to one of the best songwriters and singers. In which case, I think you should click on this link and learn a bit more about this lovely band. He was such a cutie in his younger days. While I'm doing the whole link thing, here's a link to Justin's Official Site.

The next artist I've been finding myself listening to recently is Joe Jackson. Quite an odd ugly fellow, but he has a phenomenal voice. I found a live mp3 of him doing Eleanor Rigby. I was quite impressed by that. As you know, there are certain bands that i can't stand to see covered, because the covers are done so badly. The Beatles are one such band. I have to say I can only think of a few people that have covered Beatles tunes admirably, in my eyes.

Cheap Trick - Day Tripper
Elvis Costello - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Rufus Wainwright - Across the Universe (I know Linds will be pleased that I've included him)
Boingo - I Am the Walrus

Notice I didn't include one skanky howenches cover of And I Love Her. PAH! I dreamt last night that I was trying to convince him to change his mind about that engagement thing...It's so nice to dream of kissing away....the evil wenchling from hell! But I digress....

Back to Joe Jackson, who is typically New Wave, but his voice is so good..and very soothing. I'm particuliarly fond of the song Breaking Us In Two. Anyway, the Joe Jackson site is quite good. It's worthy of a click I think.

Friday, May 02, 2003

Odd Lyrics

Ok, I've been listening to Peter Gabriel a bit and I found this strange little song. It's called Games Without Frontiers. I'm really enjoying Peter's voice. Something about the texture of his voice and the strange synth sounds he used in the 80's is appealling to me.

Anyway, there was a reason for this post. The first few lines of this song are quite funny when you take them out of context of the song. I'll do that for you.

Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane
Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again
Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt
Adolf builds a bonfire, Enrico plays with it

Strange almost pervy lyrics...Makes me go..Hmmmmmmm
The Making of Mixes

I thought I'd share a few of my mix cd setlists with you. I've done several themes for my fledgling group at yahoo. I'm going to post the Covers mix and the Days mix here for your approval or disapproval.

I've also done mixes for the decades of the 60's through the 90's. I'm going to post these all soon at the Art Of The Mix. I just need to have some time to get everything done. I have a to do list a mile long for the weekend. Plus this is the weekend I'm going to see Brad Sherwood at the Improv. Anyway here are the mixes.

Days Gone By

Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Elvis Costello - Gloomy Sunday
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Duran Duran - New Moon On Monday
the Bangles - Manic Monday
New Order - Blue Monday
The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
Jimmy Buffett - Come Monday
Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon
Yazoo - Tuesday
The Undertones - Wednesday Week
Tori Amos - Wednesday
Lisa Loeb - Waiting for Wednesday
David Bowie Thursday's Child
The Cure - Friday I'm in Love
Erasure - I Love Saturday
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
Phil Collins - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning


Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Costello - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Nick Lowe - Indoor Fireworks
Erasure - Take a Chance on Me
Annie Lennox - Whiter Shade Of Pale
Duran Duran - Lay Lady Lay
Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Passenger
Madonna - American Pie
Semisonic - Jet
Thompson Twins - Revolution
Elton John - Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds
Phil Collins - True Colors
Rufus Wainwright - Across the Universe
Paul Young - Don't Dream It's Over
The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
Love Spit Love - How Soon Is Now?
Jimmy Somerville - From this Moment On
Lisa Stansfield - Never Never Gonna Give You Up

As usual I will make copies of any mix of mine, if requested. All you need to do is send me a blank cdr and shipping..Or make a mix for me...
The Friday Five edited

Well, Blogger has finally decided that I could update! Thanks go out to Blogger, for the huge headache it's given me at 7:30 am on a Friday. Anyway, the Friday Five is quite good, so I'm going to post that straight away.

1. Name one song you hate to admit you like.
How embarrassing to admit to liking N'Sync's 'It's Gonna Be Me.' It's so damn catchy that after hearing it a hundred thousand times I had to buy the CD. (tosses it under the bed)

2. Name two songs that always make you cry.
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings (dammit I saw Beaches..what can I say)
Traveling Wilburys - The End of the Line (I love George Harrison..sigh...I miss him)
A Runner Up is The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams...go to my Live Journal for a better explanation.

3. Name three songs that turn you on.
Elvis Costello - I Want You (Back atcha Elvis darling)
Boingo - Pedestrian Wolves (Gets in the blue steel cage with the Elf)
Def Leppard - All Night (Just listen to the sounds made by Mr. Elliot during this song..after you giggle you'll go..OH MY!)

4. Name four songs that always make you feel good.
Elvis Costello - Next Time Round
Danny Elfman - It Only Makes Me Laugh
Nick Lowe - Rose of England
Elvis Costello - 13 Steps Lead Down

5. Name five songs you couldn't ever do without.
Oingo Boingo - We Close Our Eyes
Elvis Costello - I Want You
Nick Lowe - Cruel to Be Kind
Duran Duran - Ordinary World
Erasure - Waiting for the Day

I hate being limited to the number of songs I can't live without!