But sometimes I'd feel more fulfilled [be still|be calm|be quiet]
Patsy Kensit

[ website | my audioscoobydoo page (feel free to mock me, i totally would) ]
[ plastic | passion ]
[ just like | heaven ]

[2nd May 2008|01:01am]
[ mood | silly ]

I haven't updated here in YEARS but I blame it all on wasting my time at somethingawful.com. That shit'll suck your soul out. I'm glad the mood theme is still intact. It's making me want to go make a life raft out of paperclips. I just took this quiz thing http://www.areyoubritishinbed.co.uk/flash/ and I was Brazilian the first time, then I was Thai. I don't understand the crossover but you guys should take it and they even give massage tips at the end! Anyway, I hope everyone's awesome. This new Coldplay song baffles me.

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[19th August 2006|08:47pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

I'll never update here ever again, or at least not for another eight months but I was logged for once and thought I should say hi. So hey there.

Reason #876876 I'm probably very near my midlife crisis: I just saw this recent picture of Jude Law and was suddenly transported back to the pre-nanny, post-Wilde lust. However brief, it was still there.

Reason #876877 I'll soon be checking myself into a rehabilitation facility: I'm working part-time on the weekends at a Jewish deli. Again. For the tips. Booze money. I wish I was joking.

Reason #876878 I need to win the lottery: Volkswagen brought the Rabbit back. That was my first car at 16. A 1978 silver piece of shit that cost me 300 bucks but it had a sunroof and an 8 track player and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack was stuck in it permanently. Since I'm on my way to midlife crisis at the tender age of 28 anyway, why not get the car to go with it? I will have one, oh yes.

That's all for now. Sayonara, el jay.

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did you ever sharpie tattoo shit on your wrists? [23rd February 2006|02:27am]
[ mood | lethargic ]

We didn't Start the Fire by ze Blly Joel is still one of the best songs ever, mostly because it made me go "hey dad, what does he mean by "jfk blown away bay of pigs wheel of fortune sally ride heavy metal suicide foreign debts what does it all mean??" when I was something like 11 and knowledge is power. And my dad, my crazy funny dad actually bought me a whole set of encyclopedia brittanicas so I could find out what the fuck he was talking about. HISTORY IS SO AWESOME! The video was really awesome too. Like a history lesson all wrapped up in 5 minutes or less. It just came on my stupid music thing out of nowhere and I thought hey, why not log into your livejournal? I don't get the segue either but I've been reading back some 60+ entries and yeah I've missed everything. Hey hi hola at least we're all still alive, yes no yes?

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Happy 2006, chiclets. [3rd January 2006|12:48pm]
[ mood | heyyyy ]

So yeah, basically this journal is dead and I apologize. Sorry, darling El Jay. But! Good (or bad news, depending on how you look at it), I've decided to take on a new hobby in the new year and start a website. machiavellian is the html goddess and will be handling all the webdesign stuff I'm absolutely clueless about and we'll be using it primarily as a music blog with some random thoughts thrown in because it's true, I really am a frustrated music journalist and like to think my taste is somewhat okay (not a word about Lionel Richie!). I'm really super excited about this. Like more excited than I've been about anything in awhile. Sad? Yes, definitely. I officially own a piece of the interweb! It only took 12 years!

So yeah, bookmark http://www.goodkindofcrazy.com and stay tuned. We're still sorting out the details but I promise lots of good times really soon for a low, low price.

A parting gift - Officially the weirdest Radiohead song I've ever heard and that's saying a lot. It's an unreleased demo from 1989, I guess that could explain the extreme uppityness?

Hope everyone's doing awesomely. Try to stay out of rehab. I know that's my main resolution in 2006. Ciao!

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Yes, this is all I have to update about after 10 weeks. [26th September 2005|12:38am]
[ mood | high ]

Happy birthday, marv_self.

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I did not write this but I wish I had. [8th July 2005|11:39pm]
[ mood | thieving ]

Dear London,

Our time together many years ago was brief but memorable. Strange as it may seem, since we didn't have much time together, I fell in love with you. Everything nifty and wonderful about you from Westminster Abbey to the celebrated Underground was as wonderful as promised and I found your rumored flaws--such as the supposed coldness of your citizens--to be exaggerated and often completely untrue. Nearly everyone I met was good-natured, kind, and unnervingly polite. The streets were clean, the shops fantastic, and I'll admit that while I tried to be cool on the outside, on the inside I was swooning.

Of course, I am not alone in my infatuation--you are one of the most beloved cities in the world, and rightly so. And of course, there are those in the world that hate beauty and liveliness and everything good and try to smash it out, usually with bombs and with some holy book justifying to them their hatred of everything worth living for. I don't know where this heart of darkness comes from, but it grows increasingly dark these days as the beauty-haters of different nations declare themselves "enemies" and while claiming to fight each other, instead oppress and kill those who still want to live lives worth living--those who profit off wars, those who strap bombs on themselves and walk amongst civilians, those who squelch love in the name of tradition here while pointing fingers at those who do it in the name of tradition there.

London, I am reminded of a line put in the mouth of a dying character in a play written by one of your most celebrated residents: "A plague o' both your houses!"

Romeo lashed out and ended up killing himself and the light of his life because of it. London, you have been around a lot longer than a 15-year-old newlywed, and you have the battle scars to prove it. The news is that your residents have already begun to pull themselves together and persevere in the manner that they no doubt view as their birthright. It's just one more reason I love you, albeit from afar--I don't love you for cheap reasons, for coltish, awkward youthfulness but instead for maturity, for your aged beauty.

I know my words mean little in the cachophany of love aimed at you, and rightfully so. But still, after seeing such needless hate and violence, I offer, alongside millions of others throughout the world my love in hopes that it will help you do what needs to be done to carry on, as you've always done before. Thanks for everything you've given and continue to give your admirers--we love you today from afar, but please know we always loved you before.

Shamelessly stolen from here
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[28th June 2005|10:56am]
[ mood | mellow ]

Hola, El Jay. I have absolutely nothing to update about that's interesting. I work nights now, 3 - 11:30 pm. I hate getting home so late but I like sleeping in. I got a semi-promotion. Moved to another department, basically. I work downtown now as well and that's... fun?? At least getting a drink after I get off is a snap. I know talking about work is boring but it's pretty much all I do so there you go. And now, some semi-artsy fartsy pictures of my darling dear nephew, taken last weekend at my Mom's. He decided getting naked and running out to play in the pasture with the horses sounded like a good idea. After chasing with him the camera, he finally stopped running but only because he fell in a sinkhole up to his knees. Ah, the farm life.

warning: naked child aheadCollapse )

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Does that thing [5th June 2005|03:57am]
[ mood | crazy ]

List your current six favorite songs,
then pick six other people that have to do the same.

1. zero 7 - somersault
- This song is sexy and sweet and exactly what I think true love would sound like if it had a song. When I say love I mean that initial infatuation period.

2. coldplay - what if
- I heard Chris Martin wrote this song about his daughter and as much as I want to be all "Roooooaaaar Coldplay you're not the next U2 so just chill out, don't sell out, me love you long time" it still touches me because I'm obviously all about the father/daughter relationships <3 Marv

3. sondre lerche - suffused with love
- I just like this song a lot. It's so cute and Scandanavian and upbeat. I like songs that read like an autobiography and this is one of them.

4. feeder- tender
- if I were more sober I would upload this song because it's incredible, but I'm not, so you lose for now. If you're a fan of like crazy guitary British bands, even though this one is technically Welsh, this band is aces. Highly recommended??

5. thirteen senses - into the fire
- okay my obsessions with bands of the british nature is out of control but this band blew me away and i was willing to shell out 25 bucks to import their album. it's really lovely and umm call me a wuss or whatever but lately I've really been digging on the piano based groups. this is one of them.

6. jane's addiction - the riches
- Jane's Addiction = great and well, the bassline in this song is super sexy and.. yeah!

I won't choose six people to do this next cos you've all done it already. GOD SPEED.

the 20 songs shit thingCollapse )

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[18th May 2005|10:57pm]
[ mood | ditzy ]

There was an update here but LJ ate it and I cannot be arsed to rewrite it. So in lieu of hearing boring tales about the insanity that's been my life for the past month or so, I'm going to post this quote from the new issue of Spin courtesy of that scoundrel Noel Gallagher because it just made me cough up vital organs.

"Liam's gotten all religious. It's quite disturbing. He thinks he's Abel for some weird reason. He wrote a new song called "Guess God thinks I'm Abel". I thought it was A-B-L-E, but when he wrote it down, it was "Abel". And I thought, "Right, so you think you're Abel. That must make me Cain. Doesn't Cain kill Abel?" But then the first line of that song is "You could be my lover." I'm not too sure about that. That's illegal, innit? It's kind of illegal for two brothers to make love. It's certainly frowned upon."

I'm taking a sick day off work to see Star Hoors tomorrow. I was going to the 3 am show but then I started drinking. C'est la vie. Hope you're all well!

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I pray that you are well. [23rd April 2005|01:43pm]
[ mood | thirsty ]

Hey hey hey. In one week, I will be out of this godforsaken rain and in the California desert seeing my demi-gods onstage for the first and probably last time in my life. No, I'm not talking about Mr. Paltrow and co.Trent Reznor's up there in the godlike stratosphere, but of course I mean New Order. Come on. It's me. And Rozza will be there holding my hand, which makes it even better because I know my heart will explode on the spot. I AM SEEING NEW ORDER RANDOM LETTER RANDOM LETTER &^%#@!*&%#

Moving on.

In the "Carrie, you're a shit friend" files, because I missed my chance to proclaim it loudly on the actual day of - happy very belated birthday to comeonsugar, jericho1, machiavellian, plus_equal_sign and anyone else I missed in there. I love you and someday when I'm rich, we're all going to Vegas.

I got that Audioscooobydoo thing, so if you have it you should add me to your friends list!!! http://www.audioscrobbler.com/user/simonlebon/ Yes, I think that username wins. Come on, you know you want to monitor what sort of gay music I'm listening to at any given time. Dooo eet.

I love how when I actually sit down to update this thing, I draw a blank. I swear I had actual "life" things to talk about. Oh well. Maybe next time. I'm still alive and that's all that matters. I've lost 21 lbs on ze great diet 2005 and not touched fast food in a month. It's all very surreal. Now we need to work on my drinking because that's just empty calories right there!! I swear I'm not becoming the next Susan "STOP THE INSANITY!" Powter.

End note: This icon somehow manages to be both horrifying and hypnotizing. I don't know either.

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this icon reflects my mood better than my mood theme hahaha [26th February 2005|09:54pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

So what's up, El Jay? Since I pay for it and I don't like using AOL, I tried to install PeoplePC on this computer, this being the family machine since mine died a quick death oh, a month or so ago, anyway apparently it fucked with the network settings or clashed with AOL or something so I can't use any programs that require me being online such as Semagic, Rhapsody, Internet Explorer or AIM. Go me! I can get to IE through AOL but.. urgh. Anyone tech smart should call and help me out. Yes, right now. I'm about to start throwing things. Or just call to say hi, I would enjoy that too.

So what have I been doing lately, hmmm let's see. I work all the time. Well, five days a week, 6 am - 2:30 or sometimes 4. That's going well enough. I'm learning the billing systems so heheh watch out if you have a Verizon wireless account, I'm on to you. I bought my Coachella ticket last night woo $180 gone just like that :D :D :D! I'm going to see Duran Duran in a few weeks :D :D :D! It's Saturday and I'm drinking, like that's news :D :D :D! My eeevil sister is moving to Central Oregon with her baby's daddy. My little sister's picked up an ex-boyfriend and a nasty drug habit. That's about it.

I'm in love with this song. Ben Lee - Gamble Everything For Love.mp3

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Insert some random lettering here!! [31st January 2005|02:08pm]
[ mood | jubilant ]

Yes, I'm posting after a month for one reason and one reason alone. The Coachella Festival announced their line-up today. Rozza and I are already making plans to attend, because look at this list. LOOK AT IT! LOOOOOK AT IT WITH YOUR EYES!!

Saturday, April 30th: Coldplay, Bauhaus, Weezer, Cocteau Twins, The Chemical Brothers, Wilco, Keane, Snow Patrol, Rilo Kiley, Cafe Tacuba, Doves, Sage Francis, Armin Van Buuren, The Raveonettes, Bloc Party, Mercury Rev, Fantomas, Hernan Cattaneo, Zap Mama, DJ Peretz, The Secret Machines, Jamie Cullum, M83, Ambulance LTD, Four Tet, MF Doom, Josh Wink, Amp Fiddler, Tiga, The Kills, Donavon Frankenreiter, Spoon, Boom Bip, Katie Melua, DJ Marky, Immortal Technique, Jean Grae, Razorlight, Swayzak, Radio 4, Buck 65, Eisley, The Sexy Magazines, k-os.

Sunday, May 1st: Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Bright Eyes, Gang of Four, Prodigy, Black Star, The Faint, Roni Size, The Arcade Fire, Roots Manuva, DJ Krush, Thrice, Junkie XL, M.I.A., British Sea Power, The Dresden Dolls, Miss Kittin, The Fiery Furnaces, Aesop Rock, The Perceptionists, Jem, Autolux, Sixtoo, Tegan and Sara, Stereophonics, The Bravery, Matthew Dear, Diplo, Subtle, Beans, Shout Out Louds, The Futureheads, Sloan, Kasabian, The Blood Brothers, Matmos, Wolf Eyes, Gram Rabbit, Smokestacks, Zion I.

Obviously we have to go. So, if anyone out there finds themselves randomly in the California desert on those days, we should totally hook up. Come on, you know you want to see me pee my pants when ze New Order comes on. It's going to be drunken dabauchery and man, Nine Inch Nails and and and etc... I cannot get over this lineup. It's like.. amazingly perfect. Okay, that's all. Hope everyone's feeling groovy and all that. Bye!

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Reasons 1 - whatever I choose to be antisocial. [23rd December 2004|03:43am]
[ mood | predatory ]

1. It's my friend Deborah's birthday. 25. I've known her since she was 16. So you know, of course I have to go out. I have money now. Life is good. Take out $100 and be prepared to piss it up. Meet downtown at this weird bar and find out we're moving venues to the more ghetto part of town. Cool, cool.

2. Get to said ghetto bar. Sharon and Rozza have both been there - The Blue Parrot. It's a dive but drinks are hella cheap. It's really funny but the less you come out, the more willing people are to buy you drinks. I think I spent $20 bucks total and probably drank over $60 worth of well drinks. The night is going well so far.

3. Being forced to sing karaoke. Yes, at one point I took pride in my skillz but not anymore. I promised once the liquid courage came in, I would do it. Yet, no matter how many drinks I drank, my hands still shook and I still wanted to die in front of my ghetto audience. I did sing Need You Tonight by INXS so bonus points there.

4. The booze flows. Speech slurs. People get crazy. I was signing up with the Camel rep for the 98787th time in order to get free smokes and I look over and my friend Jenny's finger is jabbing into some girl's chest. Apparently she was talking shit when one of our other friends was singing Baby Got Back. I really have no clue what's going on so I ignore it.

5. Go to use the bathroom. Come back to see my other friend Tess throwing a drink in this girl's face. My baby sister (just freshly 21, bless her heart) grabs me by the arm and says let's go. I have to get my purse though! In the process, I somehow ended up with a drink spilled all over me, some random guy grabbing me by the arm and telling me I need to stop talking shit. Oh the fun never ends. So by proxy, I'm suddenly involved in this bar fight and the bartender's screaming for us all to get out. I still have no clue what the fuck's going on. I grab my purse and hightail it out. BUT IT GETS BETTER.

6. Out on the sidewalk in front of the bar, an all out catfight ensues. I grabbed my sister and pulled her off to the car after some chick screamed in my face that she was going to kick my ass if I didnt' control my bitch friends. Just.. haha. Why. I didn't even do anything, man. So anyway moral of it all, now you know why I stay in. and that's that!

Merry Christmas to everyone. Eat lots of ham and praise Jesus. I'm passing the fuck out now.

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Exceptional customer service begins with you! [14th December 2004|03:19am]
[ mood | zzzzzzzzzsdsdfrjka ]

I really have nothing to update about, isn't that sad? I was going to talk about obligations, not in any sort of creepy, cryptic way but about actual obligations and how actually having them is scary. I'm still alive. I still have a job. I hate my hours but eh, money is money and sleeping during the day isn't too bad unless my nephew decides to crap his pants and come in my room to wake me up, somehow breaking my glasses in the process (true story!). I sent out my Christmas cards yesterday and felt mildly accomplished.

On the bad news bears side of things, my phone got disconnected YET AGAIN. For reasons I don't know. Oh well? I came into work early to check my email and the creepy security guard was listening to Cher. Like new techno Cher. "....." And now I should actually like, work, so peace out. I miss some of you but you know I'm also just a phone call away. Yes, my home phone can still get incoming calls. No, I don't have my cellphone yet because I'm too lazy to actually go to the T-Mobile store and buy one. I have a number though (Hi Joey!) Phones truly are the bane of our existence. And now, a thingybobber just because...

hahahah the lipstick lesbian alone makes this worth itCollapse )

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And sometimes, we go fucking nuts. [3rd November 2004|01:17pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Sick of hearing about the election? Move on. Skip this entry. Go Red Sox.

cut tags are sexy and so are youCollapse )

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Why am I listening to this song, it only makes me cry. [24th October 2004|01:50am]
[ mood | ahahahhaaha ]

Hahah okay I'm sure everyone's sick and tired of hearing about Jude Law but that was a pretty fucking funny episode of SNL. Especially the singing part. My god, man. Someone should remind him he is a horrible singer :x except he sounded good so what am I talking about. I am also horribly biased and would laugh my ass off and coo 'ohhh lovely' if he picked up a burrito on the street and kept it as a pet. Called Nancy.

I went a little crazy and changed all my icons. The theme o' the moment is 'hot men smoking'. Half of them are Jonathan Rhys Meyers and I assure you this wasn't on purpose. I've been wanting to do a smoking theme for a long time now, it's just that I came across a stash of JRM puffing away pictures that I was inspired to change them all. Either way, it's sexy sexy. EDIT!!: in no way shape or form do I encourage cough smoking just say no and all that, I just find it mildly hot so bear with me here.

Um. Well I'm feeling like a bad Irish drinking song right now so I should end this. Hello, everyone. I hope you've rocked the vote and I hope you're well. Someday I'll talk about deep intellectual things, promise. Me love you long time :-*

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Hey little girl is your daddy home? [19th October 2004|02:49pm]
[ mood | groggy ]

This song is actually pretty creepy. I just turned in my ballot for the November elections and it's a very satisfying feeling indeed. I've voted for president before, obviously, because I am an old bastard, but this time around just seems more important for some reason. I actually sat down and read those little ballot booklets that come in the mail, detailing all the measures and candidates. I read all the arguments for and against things, made informed decisions, and felt really American during the whole process. Flex those political muscles, people. Make sure you vote, if applicable. OR YOU DIE. Puff Daddy knows what's up, man.

There's an anti-gay marriage measure and a pro-marajuana measure on the Oregon ballots this year. I voted no on the first one, and yes on the second. How liberal and groovy of me. Honestly though, the gay marriage one is stupid. Earlier in the year they were letting same sex couples get marriage licenses in Multnomah County, this is just the backlash from that. They want a constitutional amendment making it illegal. One man, one woman is the pro-Measure 36 slogan. What a load of shit. The pot measure is to allow there to be state-sponsored dispensaries for who have physician approved cards to get medical marijuana, instead of them having to grow their own or go about getting it in shady ways. I'm pretty neutral on the whole legalize pot for everyone issue, but I think if someone uses it to cure their nausea because of the cancer drugs, or ease the pain from their arthritis, then they should be able to get it safely and legally. My pothead sister keeps trying to come up with reasons why she should have one of the medical cards, but alas I keep having to tell her they won't give her one until she flings herself off a tall building and becomes paralyzed. The sad thing is, I'm sure she's considered it.

No news to report other than that. I'm just living, man. Vote vote vote vote is the message for today. And one more thing:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, firesnapCOLBEY!!! I love you and pretend I really did show up at your door hula-hooping naked whilst covered in glitter and strategically placed cupcakes. :-*

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You bring the house down. [1st October 2004|01:21pm]
[ mood | amused ]

So the active volcano about 75 miles from where Joey and I are right now just had a minor explosion. First point of news. Hurricanes for Florida, Volcanos for us. Hurrah!

Second, it's really depressing when you're watching MTV2 and they play The Killers' video and then you switch it to Vh1 and see a video that looks really similar, so you go "Wow what a rip-off of the Killers." until you realize it's Duran Duran's new video for "Sunshine" and you want to smack yourself upside the head because well, let's just say the influence is quite obvious. Nice shots of John Taylor rawr walking down the street looking moody and unimpressed. Dear Marilyn Manson - I will NEVER EVER forgive you for covering "Personal Jesus", even if it sounds almost exactly the same.

I fell asleep watching a show on Discovery Health called 'Face Eating Tumor'.

Hello hello how is everyone? Oh and those Mentos commercials in question were filmed in The Netherlands, I think. In case you were wondering.

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If you vote for India, you're off the list. [25th September 2004|11:22pm]
[ mood | quixotic ]

Please help Joey and I settle something. ANSWER HONESTLY. Notice Norway's not an option, even though it should be. :P


Where do you think the Mentos commercials were made?

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Haha I love the detect music button on Semagic [18th September 2004|02:12pm]
[ mood | i have a headache ]

Hi LJ, I never check you anymore. I'm sure you feel neglected. Soooo anyway, Joey left yesterday for San Francisco after spending two and a half weeks with the wacky Self family. We did some fun things, such as see about 89 movies and drive around a lot. On Wednesday we took the mega tour of the great old Pacific NW. For your veiwing pleasure, a map of our roadtrip fun timesCollapse ) As you can see, we went all over the place. Started at 10:30 am and got home at midnight. 500 something miles total. The part where it says 'oh fuck' on the map was the funniest bit. When you get to Aberdeen, you either go left or right on 101. I had planned on us going up to Bremerton and taking the ferry across to Seattle but stupid me, I took the left when I should've gone right. Somewhere around the town of Humptulips, I started wondering if I'd taken a wrong turn. So we stopped at a gas station to clean the windshield after a log truck sprayed mud all over it and I asked the lady. "No honey, this road goes into the Olympic National Forest. You're on your way to Port Angeles. Go back to Aberdeen." Well, fuck. So basically, we took an 80 mile detour for no reason. Haha. So back we went and ditched the ferry plan and just took I-5 up to Seattle. By the time we rolled into town, it was 7 pm and things were already closed. You'd think it was the middle of the week or something. Jesus. So we had fun and it only cost $40 in gasoline.

There was a sign on the highway that said "Caution - blind people crossing". On the huge, four lane, cars going 60 mph or more highway! Why the hell would a blind person be crossing that?

Pretend there's more witticisms here because my Father is making me go mow the lawn now, despite the fact that there's a monsoon in progress. HI TYNE!

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