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29 March 2009 @ 12:28 am
meme + stuff + music blatherings  
1. I seriously need to keep myself in check when I find stuff on sale. I went to my beloved international bookshop/record store and I got myself Chabon's first book, the Watchmen paperback in English which, with taxes and shipping and everything costs twenty euros less than the Italian version and which I obviously could afford and three Pearl Jam records because the price was seriously ridiculous. But I solemnly swear I'm not ever going there again until the next month at least.

2. Music stuff part one because it deserves its own point: I had the disgrace of listening to two Johnny Cash remixes made by Snoop Dogg. *shudders* Now. Rap!Walk The Line was unbearable but I could arrive at the end, dance!Get Rhythm was not. *throws up and raises the Temple Of The Dog which is on* Seriously. So-not-funny, so not necessary and so stupid. Who the fuck ever had the idea of a record full of Johnny Cash REMIXES? Geez. Remixes. Like he was some cheap dance artist.

Well, someone remixed The Sound Of Silence into some dance version once so I guess you can, but... *is disgusted*

3. Dear Billy Corgan,

I never do this kind of post because I guess it's pointless but this time I'd really like to state one thing. Now, if there's one thing I value in music, it's integrity. Which is a good part of the reason for which I can't bring myself to like The Who and for which I'm very, very glad that Robert Plant doesn't want to do the Led Zeppelin reunion. The only exception I make is Queen + Paul Rodgers because a) it's stated that it's Queen AND PR, not Queen only b) John Deacon is fine with it and c) if PR wasn't Freddie Mercury's favorite singer he was the second. That said, The Smashing Pumpkins were probably the third rock group I got into when I was twelve or thirteen after Bon Jovi and The Doors and even before Bruce. And I absolutely agree on the fact that they were your band. Except that they were your band which worked also because it was made of those three other people. And FYI, I absolutely love your music and always will. That said, Smashing Pumpkins had disbanded one year ago or so before and when on your motivations I read also that basically it was also because music industry wanted Britney and not you, I really admired you. Because it was that integrity I was talking about before.

Then I was one of the three people who bought the Zwan record because you were in there and Jimmy Chamberlin was in there and I thought it wasn't too bad, but anyway. And then you went and decided to reform the Pumpkins, which would have been fine with me if it wasn't just you and Jimmy Chamberlin. Which is, by the way, the reason I didn't buy your latest record. Then last day I hear that Jimmy Chamberlin quits and that you're going on anyway using the same name and sorry but at this point the only difference between you and the current Guns n' Roses is that it didn't take you fifteen years to publish a crap record. I'd really appreciate it more if you either let the name go or reform the original group but of course I'm pretty sure you won't, and I won't buy your records on that name either. This = not really integrity. Not exactly pleased,

me.

4. So, among the stuff I'm not finishing, there's Nirvana!Jack centric stuff. Which at one point kind of sucked me into the grunge spiral of doom, in the sense that since I listen to music in order to write and that's what I'm writing, it's been two weeks during which my playlist is Nirvana-Pearl Jam-Alice In Chains-Temple Of The Dog-Stone Temple Pilots-Mudhoney-Nirvana. And then it happens at once or something that

a) While I was cleaning out last week and went through magazines to throw away I end up with at least fifteen different magazines full of grunge specials because seemingly I bought a lot of stuff during the ten years' anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death and the fifteen years' of Nevermind's release; also, all the Italian ones are crap and the foreign ones are good stuff (and I'm using that stuff for documentation actually. No one can say I can't do my research).

b) I turn the TV on last day and I catch the video for Heart Shaped Box.

c) lasamy starts informing me about Chris Cornell being a complete Twitter-addict.

d) All the Pearl Jam records are suddenly on sale everywhere I go and I'm developing a kind of way late crush on Eddie Vedder which I probably should have gotten at least six years ago.

e) My Stone Temple Pilots obsession is back into full swing and I'm seriously hyped about that infamous new record out next year even if the reunion was at least six months ago.

f) The only result is that I've managed to half-do maybe four sections on thirteen of that fic and that Jack fictionally owns my copy of Uncut with the Kurt Cobain and the untold story of grunge deadline. Talk about writing what you know. I need to finish things.

I swear that if I end up finishing that thing on April 5th I'll start seriously believing that coincidences can't be coincidental.

5. Meme, the twenty questions, tagged by alliecat8 and hopelessfangirl. Since I already did this I mixed the questions from the two and then changed some stuff myself.

01. Make a list of 5 men you would like to do today, but won't:
1. His Prettiness, goes unsaid.
2. Jon Bon Jovi, possibly with his '95 red hair.
3. Clint Eastwood.
4. Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
5. Eddie Vedder. Shoot me and look at question #6.

02. Would you ever get a tattoo?
Maybe. I don't know, I'm not exactly wanting one but I might if I felt like it. Nothing too big and in some place like the shoulder or the ankle.

03. The Doors, The Who or The Stones? Choose one.
The Doors all-the-fucking way. They were my second real band after Bon Jovi when I was twelve and I was so crazy about Jim Morrison then that when I finished junior high with top grades I asked if I could get a weekend in Paris to go to Pere Lachaise. (And I actually did get it but my mother organized it so that she didn't pay for the ticket. ;) ) Even if Ray Manzarek is just below Courtney Love in my chart of famous people whose face I can't stand. I love The Stones, but I'm a Beatles girl all the way. While The Who... meh, I could never get into them but after that reunion tour two days after John Entwistle died I quit trying. I can't listen to people that don't work for my music integrity compass.

04. Twilight or Harry Potter?
The Dark Tower.

05. Do you watch TV a lot?
Yes, if it's downloaded stuff or on DVD. I download Lost and Supernatural. I have Heroes and FNL and The Wire and Six Feet Under to catch up with. I'd watch Pushing Daisies if it wasn't gone. On TV here, I only watch one transmission.

06. Who is your newest celebrity crush?
Eddie Vedder. Shoot me really. Because the point is that I've always liked the guy mainly because politically he's nothing short of my soulmate and he's a total Bruce Springsteen fanboy, and I liked Pearl Jam and his solo stuff enough, but lately I'm crushing over the guy too much. Fuck, I bought FOUR Pearl Jam records in two weeks and a half.

07. We Are The World or Sun City? (yes, I made this one up FYI ;) )
SUN CITY FTW. First of all, We Are The World is cheesy. And it has Michael Jackson behind it (no, I don't like MJ, or at least not after Thriller). And, according to some issue of Q I found about online while Bruce Springsteen researching, they managed to record it only because Bruce reminded them that they weren't on a popularity/who's coolest contest but because they were doing charity. And btw, everyone arrived there on limos and he arrived driving a pick up truck, and if you listen to that song he's the only one who sounds convinced of what he's doing. ;) While Sun City is not city, features Bruce too, features U2 and Lou Reed and Joey Ramone and STEVE VAN ZANDT is behind it. And Little Steven >>> Michael Jackson all the way. And if you listen to it not only it's way less boring because there's also rap people and a total more awesome genres mixing, but everyone sounds convinced. Sun City owns. -nods- Oh, and I forgot. SUN CITY HAS MILES DAVIS. What about that?

08. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
God, at Bruce's reharsals in NJ. Or maybe in Paris. Or out seeing some movie with my BFF.

09. What was the last email you received?
Something from my aunt.

10. What do you regret having done in the past 24 hours?
Not being able to stop myself from buying too much stuff even if I could sort of afford it.

11. What was the last thing you bought?
See point one of this entry.

12. Dark, milk, or white chocolate?
Dark, no question. The darker the better.

13. Does the weather affect your clothing mood?
Unless you mean that I wear heavier stuff when the weather is cold not really. Or better, I start wearing my band t-shirts when it's warm but that's it.

14. What is your zodiac sign?
Leo, and I don't have an idea if it astrologically fits with me.

15. Name a song that makes you think about a ship/character that you like lately.
Just one? You don't know me. ;) Half of the stuff I listen to these days reminds me of Jack. I'll give you Grind by Alice In Chains, Black by Pearl Jam and Barbarella by Scott Weiland. But apart from that, I Am by BJ for Jack/Boone (and also Tripping On A Hole In A Paper Heart by Stone Temple Pilots), The Byrds' version of My Back Pages for Des/Sayid, Devils And Dust by Bruce Springsteen for Sayid, Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen for the Jack/Juliet/Sawyer part of the quadrangle and I Am A Patriot by Little Steven (possibly in the Pearl Jam cover version inthekeyofd gave me ages ago) for Boone.

16. Last weird dream you had?
Ha, I don't remember dreams. I'm shit at it. I think that the last one I remember I went into this ice cream shop and bought an indecent quantity of said ice cream, walnut and strawberry. I think I was eating the thing while sitting on a bench and then I met someone from some tv-show which I like but don't exactly care about... I mean, someone like Michael from Lost but it wasn't him. Who knows. I forgot the rest.

17. Do you have any siblings?
Nope, only child.

18. What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
Yes, to everyone in my government and the opposition who approved the most horrible law ever conceived on artificial nutrition last day: my body is mine to decide what happens to it and I'd be happy if I, and not you, could decide whether I should live in a permanent vegetative state or have my spine pulled if it happens that I end up that way.

And for the record, if I do, I want my organs donated. No thanks, me.

19. What are your plans for next weekend?
Next week? I don't plan as far. But on the 5th is my mom's birthday so I'll probably have family at lunch and my cousin and I will argue on the fact that he thinks that Nirvana are just noise (even if he was the first person to burn Nevermind for me ages ago) and that it's ridiculous that I still listen to Bon Jovi. But I love him anyway. ;)

20. Say something to the person(s) who tagged you:
hopelessfangirl: yay for the first Watchmen script!! ;) ;) And ♥ for good measure.

alliecat8: hi, glad to see you back lately! ♥ And I hope there's some way to recover those signatures. :( And ♥ again for good measure.

6. This was way too long. And it's late. I'll probably go and start reading Watchmen. -nods-
 
 
feeling: indifferentindifferent
on rotation: hunger strike - temple of the dog
 
 
 
°°  £å  §âM¥  °°: * Reservoir Dogs - mr.Pink vs mr.Whitelasamy on March 28th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
una delle ultime perle del Chris..
i wanted to be pres. of the united states.or Ringo star. his last name was star!
the female ghost of tom joad: music whorejanie_tangerine on March 28th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
...... LOL ODDIOSANTO *casca dalla sedia* vedi, lo fa apposta a dire ste cose mentre sto in fissa io XDDD
sad side of normal: music manfosfomifira on March 28th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
Billy Corgan is a joke. He should stop pretending to be a serious musician and simply cash in his long-lost integrity and talent and be shameless about it.

Temple of the Dog! Do you have any Mad Season?

I'm so very jealous of all your purchases. Very much so. And I had no idea Chris Cornell as a twitter addict. I'm so bitter that I couldn't go to a concert last week. Chris and Mike Patton and me with no money.

Edited at 2009-03-28 11:46 pm (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on March 28th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Chris Cornell actually posted stuff about that concert on Twitter. And kind of every five minutes. I'm sure it was someone else posting the pictures, a roadie maybe, but seriously, I want to join Twitter just to be friends with him there. He's completely addicted to that thing! Also, sucks that you couldn't go. :( ♥

I don't have Mad Season (yet) but I've heard a couple of songs I'm sooo planning on getting them! I actually have the torrent on but I loved what I heard. And Temple Of The Dog -> ♥. Heaven after that Johnny Cash remix.

Billy Corgan is a joke. He should stop pretending to be a serious musician and simply cash in his long-lost integrity and talent and be shameless about it.

Took me two paragraphs to say it but yes. Much more concise and exactly the point. Ah, Billy, I mourn your long-lost talent and James Iha's presence in your group. *sigh*

Edited at 2009-03-28 11:52 pm (UTC)
sad side of normal: Nick Cavefosfomifira on March 29th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
I've just added Chris to my twitter account, though I'm too much of a wimp to tell him that yes, Lost is just as addictive as 24, if not more. I hate it that I missed that concert, but it's his second visit here, so chances are he'll come back in a few years? *crosses fingers in vain hope*

I heard about those unholy remixes and I'm curious, but not that curious. Some things are just not meant to be.

I said goodbye to the punpkins a long time ago. Can't say that Billy has done anything to make me regret my decision.
the female ghost of tom joad: bruce springsteen b/wjanie_tangerine on March 29th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
God, I think I need to make one. What I get on second hand cracks me up too much. And LOL, he said someone told him to watch Lost a couple of days ago I think. ;) And I think he said the audience was great. You might have some good chance. *crosses fingers too*

Uhm, don't be curious. Seriously. It's good for your ears. I couldn't even bring myself to finish the second one.

Nope, he hasn't. I gave the second group a chance because I liked the first single but since he went back to the original name I've been done. I mean, if I didn't then I couldn't criticize the current Guns n' Roses and I'm a coherent person. ;)
bachlava: Frankbachlava on March 29th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Oh, my lord, you have no idea how many times I said "OMG, I know!!!!" while I was reading this post. I think there's a five-year age gap between us, which doesn't matter much at this point (or so I like to tell myself), but I was just old enough to be in the throes of early celebrity crushes and adolescent angst during the waning days of grunge. I thought Scott Weiland was awesome, I mourned Kurt and even tried to maintain patience with Courtney for years (literally), lovedlovedloved the Smashing Pumpkins and constantly forgave Billy Corgan for being a total dick, and although Brad Pitt was my absolute first crush, I had a lot of early-teenage what-are-these-strange-feelings-I'm-having moments in regards to Eddie Vedder. I had a significantly smaller but nonetheless enthusiastic thing for Anthony [Spelling Error] of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - lucky we never met, because at that stage of his life he probably would have done me, too. So I know exactly what's going through your mind now - and I beg you to hold on to all the Nirvana anniversary stuff! Forever!

Erm, anyway. That was probably way, way, way too much information, wasn't it? Yes. It was. Um... I also like dark chocolate very much. It's yummy. Especially in conjunction with - you know what? I'm going to stop myself before I dig this hole any further. ;)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost hippie winsjanie_tangerine on March 29th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Oh, dig that hole!!! ;) ;) It's a pleasure to be there with you anyway. ;)

I'm not ever throwing away the Nirvana anniversary stuff except for maybe one magazine. But when it informs me that Radiohead are Nirvana's direct heirs (!!) and on translating the lyrics they don't know that Teen Spirit is a brand then I don't need it. But my Uncut number, ah, I'll hold on to it.

Nah, age gaps don't matter methinks. ;) I wasn't old enough to get into the Cobain mourning wave but I was old enough to get it. And well, when your mom is born on April 5th and you start getting into Nirvana things can get weird, but at least he's the only one apart from Springsteen or JBJ who she recognized. But apart from that, I'm with you on Weiland. I got into the guy from Velvet Revolver first but then me and STP became an item and I keep on forgiving him for being not exactly a nice person but I relented. I love him to pieces. I think I'm done with Billy because he pulled the Guns n' Roses trick on me and that's the only thing I can't get past and ha, I think got into the whole Kurt business too late to have patience with Courtney. ;)

Also? Apart that I have one friend up there who is a totally Anthony Kiedis fangirl, I am a total goner for John Frusciante (and Flea actually. I think he's too awesome and too overlooked). We can split. ;)

Dark chocolate = best thing in the world by the way. ♥
elliotsmelliot: Booneelliotsmelliot on March 29th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
The Sound of Silence dance remix? There is a reason I don't keep up with music!

I really like Eddie Vedder's voice. I have no idea what he looks like. I think he was in that movie Singles but I can't remember.

I think Leo's really like to be the centre of attention. I don't think that is you at all.

I'm glad you've had a good music and book binge!

I just got S1 Six Feet Under. I found it for $18!
the female ghost of tom joad: nirvanajanie_tangerine on March 29th, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
I've heard it on the gym's radio once and was about to fall from the cyclette. Thankfully I don't keep up with that kind of music but it was a shock of the worst kind. -nods-

He isn't exactly the kind of person I fall from based on looks alone but he's got some charm. And he's got such a voice indeed.

Uhm, no. I hate being the center of attention actually. But well, I was never too big on astrology either. And wow for SFU! I hope you enjoy it, S1 is terrific.
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the female ghost of tom joad: watchmen dan/roryjanie_tangerine on March 29th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
Seriously. I can't believe it costs less in the international bookshop. Maybe because it's a paperback while the one they sell regularly is a hardback? Anyway, I don't have that much money to spend on it. For the paperback I did.

I'm liking it so far!
Allie: Charlie's musicalliecat8 on April 1st, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Hi , darlin' -- I'm glad to BE back! And yes, I am going to try to recover the signatures by sending another (unclawed) program to the touring company and asking if they'll re-autograph. Let's hope it works!

Your crush is Eddie Vedder? What coincidental timing -- I was just watching a documentary-type thing about him and remembering (after having forgot for like 10 years) how hot he was/is. He's a true poet, and there's NO SUCH THING as crushing on him too much!

♥!!!
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on April 1st, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
He currently is! Eddie, I mean. God, it's so not what I needed but I'm head over heels at the moment. *sigh* ♥

Good luck on recovering the signatures! *crosses fingers*