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30 January 2009 @ 10:23 pm
the random post with meme  
1. If you like My Chemical Romance, I really advice to skip to the next point. I don't care about them and I don't like them either, but what's under the cut wasn't definitely good. This is not nice.

Okay. So, My Chemical Romance covered Bob Dylan's Desolation Row. And I was linked the video and I watched it. And? Well, my dear MCR,

- Desolation Row lasts ten minutes. Not three.

- The fact that you cover it as a punk song doesn't mean it has to last three minutes. That's called butchering.

- The bare fact that you cover it in punk style makes me want to throw up.

- Bob Dylan is WAY out-of-your-league. Also, you don't cover a song which has inspiration by Steinbeck, Eliot and Kerouac in three minutes butchering half of the lyrics and cutting I don't know how much.

- Yes, I am a snob purist when I want to. Good covers that change the original respecting it are absolutely fine with me. Butchering like THIS? No, thank you.

Also, I'm not not okay with it just because it was My Chemical Romance while I'd have been okay with it if it was someone I liked to begin with. I'd have been not okay with it even if it was someone I liked, even if I doubt that someone I liked would have butchered it that way. /end rant

2. Meme, tagged from reckess and pnr!

1. Where did your LJ handle come from?
Is my handle my name? Janie is from a JBJ song, tangerine is my favorite fruit and my favorite Led Zeppelin song.

2. How do you style your hair?
Style? I just let them be or maybe tie them in a ponytail.

3. What did you last *squee* about?
Lost last day? Or some fic I read. Or watching my guilty pleasure song on Youtube right now. NO, WAIT, lasamy GOT THE BRUCE TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. What are you currently reading?
Machiavelli, Machiavelli and Machiavelli. The Prince, other stuff, his life, critical stuff and so on.

Well, no, I'm also trying to read The Sound and the Fury. Considering that it took me one week to get through the first part only and the second is even crazier, I'll finish it in a month.

5. Do you need music to study/write?
Yes. If I don't have it I can't do a thing. Especially writing.

6. What is the last song on your play list?
*coughcoughcough* Start a Band by Brad Paisley and Keith Urban *cough* yes my guilty pleasure that I was saying *cough* and I'm also really wanting to fic it *coughcoughcough*.

7. What was your first hair dye job?
I dyed it red four or five years ago, they did a bad job and it stayed for a year and a half. For six months I kind of had violet hair. No, I'm not dying it anymore until it turns white. ;)

8. Do you have a crush at the moment?
On fictional characters.

9. What is your favorite literature genre?
As long as it isn't trash romance, bad writing, Twilight or Jane Austen I'll read everything. By the way, my favorite book is 1984 followed by The Three Musketeers. Draw your conclusions. ;)

10. What was the last thing you ate today?
Glass of water ten minutes ago.

11. What is your favorite color?
Pink. I like black too, but pink. That's as girlish as I get apart from crying at movies, I swear. ;)

12. What websites do you visit daily?
Lj, yahoo because that's where my e-mail is, google and lastfm.

13. What's your favorite drink?
Coffee. I also like tea.

14. Which languages do you wish you spoke?
I wish I spoke better French and German because I have the rudiments. Re stuff I don't know, Spanish, Japanese and probably Chinese, but I'd be a failure both with accents and ideograms.

15. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Bad literature, racism, jokes about the holocaust, my PM, Axl Rose and rock groups formed by people who aren't legal.

16. Do you have birthmark?
Yes, on my neck. But it's half covered by hair.

17. Who was your childhood idol?
Anne Frank. If you talk about my shameless childhood crush, god, Humphrey Bogart. I think my father thought I was scary in that department.

18. Where would you like your next holiday to be?
Ha, I'd like the USA but I can't see it in the next future.

19. What is your favorite chocolate from a box of chocolates?
As long as it's dark, I'm fine.

20. Tell me something you love about the person who tagged you.
You're awesome, you ship the only true lit OTP ever and you love Eddie as he deserves. ;) ;) ♥

3. Dear Bruce, your new record is the awesomeness.

4. Thanks so much to sapphire_child (aw, thanks so much! ♥ ♥ right back at you) and fosfomifira (what a pretty card! And 1) thanks so much ♥ 2) LOL for Mariana!Saywer and 3) definitely hope that the FSM's tentacles inspire TPDB well) whose cards were probably screwed by my postal service since they arrived together a couple of days ago and to siluria for the card (thanks, the mail was indeed brightened!). ♥ to all of you. ;)

5. Random because it has shown up on some fic hearders in some fic communities, thankfully not Lost ones: people, it's canon. Not cannon. CANON. *sigh*

6. That said, I'll be around editing stuff or trying to write something. Aargh, I'm spent. I guess I'll whine until Wednesday when I have that exam out of my way.
feeling: moodymoody
inthekeyofd: JF-genius-mediocrechick-NONSHAREABLEinthekeyofd on January 30th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
I love good cover songs, LOVE THEM, sometimes they make a song better, sometimes they totally fuck it up, so I totally feel your pain there.

And Bruce is coming here in APRIL!!!

Also, I have "My Lucky Day" on repeat, I just love that song, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
the female ghost of tom joad: rhcp fru->psychedelic sex funkjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
I mean, if you listen to the I'm Not There soundtrack it's ALL Bob Dylan covers and ALL good covers so just... why? Why? What's the point? I just... blah. I don't care really about the intentions, they just should leave Dylan alone. Thanks.

AAAAH GOOD FOR YOU!!! HERE JULY BUT OMG CAN'T WAIT. And ha, My lucky Day is great!! I'm on with Queen of the Supermarket but I need to fic it. ;)
siluria: Men_Hugh_kisssiluria on January 30th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, I'm glad it arrived ok :)
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Indeed it did, thank you! ♥
pnr on January 30th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)

I am like downloading Dylan albums every now and again, somewhat random even. And for some reaons I do NOT have Highway 61 Revisited... I haven't even listened to it "for real".
I mean, I'm sure dad has played it many many times for me as I grew up but that doesn't really count now does it?

Dear MCR... your choice of song to cover only brings one thing: I will listen to a great Dylan album and NEVER EVER your song. EVER!

yes... it's downloading right now. I shall fix my fail.
the female ghost of tom joad: clint is BADASSjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Aw, don't worry, you don't. And hey, you're fixing it! And hey, THEY fail at life, not you. ;) MCR, I mean.

And yeah, that one. That one. God. That was some goddamnawful cover. Blaaaaargh. *sigh*
pnr on January 30th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)

I refuse to listen to it!

btw, do you know of Samy bought a whole pile of tickets or what?
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Samy bought three, two for me and her and then the third is supposed to be yours if everything goes according to plan but I hope it does. ;) And ha, don't listen to it. Better. Really. Better. My ears still bleed. I've been listening to Mozart since in order to forget it.
pnr on January 30th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Can I do anything to ease the convincing of those parents of yours?

*listens to good music instead*
sad side of normal: Book Girlfosfomifira on January 30th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Covers are kind of hit and miss. I'm not really familiar with either the original nor the new version, so that's pretty much all I have to say on the subject.

So glad to hear you got the card and that you liked it. As for Mariana!Sawyer, I was thinking that maybe in a possible Sandokan AU, Sawyer would be a conman trying to seduce Shannon!Mariana to get to her uncle's money, and that Sayid!Sandokan would come to her rescue, except that he'd fall for the other blond in the room (namely, Sawyer). And Desmond would make an excellent Yañez, don't you agree?

Good luck with your exam :)
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I think you need to write that. Yanez!Desmond would make me flail like no other thing but oh God. Seriously, that's SO awesome. Uhm, Jack is Tremal Naik? ;) ;)

Covers are indeed hit and miss too, but that one is just the worst possible choice to do as a punk song. *sigh*

Thanks! I'll need it but if I pass that one I'm practically half done for the term.
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the female ghost of tom joad: not amusedjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
That exactly. I mean, of ALL the Dylan songs one could do you choose one which is ten minutes long? *headdesk* Blah. I'm not ever listening to it again for sure.
elliotsmelliot: Alpert black and whiteelliotsmelliot on January 30th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
There are more bad covers out there than good ones. I feel your pain. Of course those who listen to Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, well, I don't know if they have a right to judge anyone...just kidding!

I'm like you when it comes to literary genres. I'll read pretty much anything. It's quality that is important.

I thought you liked GNR. Was it Chinese Democracy that landed Axl Rose on your bad list?
the female ghost of tom joad: lost rocky horrorjanie_tangerine on January 30th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Ha, no no you're right, my top country charts stuff makes me want to headdesk for how cheesy it gets but it's addictive. I said guilty pleasure, not that it was good! ;) But that other cover is especially horrible. *throws up*

Quality indeed. I don't really have a favorite genre, but if it's bad written I won't read it.

Well, I love GNR as a whole group but I never could stand him individually. I got into GNR because I liked the bassist and Slash mainly and then I like Axl as part of the first three records and I think he was a terrific songwriter (now I'd have my doubts), but after 1993 he just did so much crap that I really can't like the guy. And Chinese Democracy just confirmed him on my bad list.
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone ---> XQ________janie_tangerine on January 31st, 2009 09:43 am (UTC)
Seriously, what?? And I mean, a cannon.... How can you confuse canon with CANNON? I mean, it doesn't... aaaah well. *sigh* Not reading anything which says it indeed. ;)
sizzleleg on January 31st, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
HAHA it's like when Fall Out Boy covered 'Love Will tear Us Apart' by Joy division. DO NOT WANT.
halfdutch: Peter Murphy by mehalfdutch on January 31st, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Wait, what? :... :-( I collect Joy Division covers (like, Girls Against Boys' doing "She's Lost Control") but that's one I can happily skip!
sizzleleg on January 31st, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
It's fucking terrible. I was talking to someone who only heard the FOB version and thought that was the original. I took pity on them.
halfdutch: Tom Waitshalfdutch on January 31st, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Oh dear god! I hope they were very young, at least!
sizzleleg on January 31st, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
they were in their mid 20s. No excuse!
the female ghost of tom joad: clint is BADASSjanie_tangerine on January 31st, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh God, they did THAT? ......... well, do not want indeed. *sigh*
halfdutch: Ian & Doxie by mehalfdutch on January 31st, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm definitely no fan of MCR either. But (shocking as it may seem), I'm not a huge fan of Dylan's either. I mean, I admire the hell out of the guy but, what can I say, I prefer Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" to the original. (And how do you feel about that particular cover?) I can't help it, I just prefer to ROCK, if given the option.
the female ghost of tom joad: ian somerhalder valentinejanie_tangerine on January 31st, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re All Along The Watchtower', I totally love Hendrix's cover, even if I kind of have a thing for Eddie Vedder's version which was on the I'm Not There soundtrack, too. I love Dylan but I'm absolutely not of the idea that he's untouchable or anything, I love a lot of Dylan covers and I totally prefer rock given the option. But that MCR one is completely without any sense and the bare idea that someone could think that it's an original song of theirs is enough to make me want to cry. ;)
halfdutch: Ian by themoononastickhalfdutch on January 31st, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
There's an Eddie Vedder version? Ooh, I'd love to hear that!

Not every cover works, even if you like both artists, like The Cure covering Jimi's "Foxey Lady" is just kind of ... eh. But it's always interesting to see who people admire. I tend to be very picky with who covers my favorite artists and I've definitely warmed up to a few who've done a cover version I like.
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on January 31st, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, he did it for the soundrack for that movie, which is actually a ton of awesome Dylan covers. There were a couple which were some gems but anyway, here it is. Enjoy!

Yep, not every cover works indeed. I never heard that Cure one but I can just imagine it wouldn't exactly work. For me it happened with Roger Taylor covering Springsteen because I love them both but seriously, his Racing In The Street cover is kind of completely without any purpose whatsoever. I think I end up liking covers where you can hear that whoever covers it really loves the original. IE; I rank Redemption Song made in Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer with the original one. But I can be very picky, too.
etpmvempetpmvemp on February 1st, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Is the new Bruce that good? I haven't listened to it yet, now seems like a good time.

I have an exam on Wednesday too, my deepest condolences... and it is only the first one.... Why can't they let us be? (Ok, now I am whining too)
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on February 1st, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Yep, it's really good. Well, it's not Born To Run or Nebraska but I kinda love it.

Ouch, condolences from me, too. *sigh* Yeah, first one for me, too. And then I have another two... *headdesk* good luck to you though, we can do it!