Oh yeah. I tried to warn y'all. I been knowin' this was comin' for a LOnG time.
I finally got proof.
Homegirl done lost her ever-lovin' mind.
Me and Gingie go waaaayyyyyyy back. Not a huge secret. I know that I can never really piss her off cuz she could pretty much ruin my life. Almost every idiotic choice I have ever made was in the company of Gingie. We won't go into details, but suffice it to say that our parents deserve a special reward simply for the fact that we are both still alive. Unfortunately for us, their reward came in the form of grandchildren that are not too dissimilar from their mothers. As my loving mother always likes to remind me.... "Payback's a bitch, sweetheart."
Anywho- No matter what- it's always been me and Gingie. We got each others' back. I could tell the stupidest bald face lie to get my butt outta a jam and that girl will not bat an eyelash. She will finish the story for me. That's just how we roll. So when Gingie was sad, she came to visit me. See, what the average person may not know is the fact that I happen to be a natural antidepressant (I try to keep that on the DL, but ya know...). I have very few side effects and the ones I do have are totally worth it.
Who can you lay beside in a bed covered with cheese, grapes, Tostitos and Taco Bell singing every song you know at the top of your lungs with?
She is one of the happiest peeps I know. She makes me happy. She makes everyone happy. But lately, life has been a struggle for my 'lil friend. Mainly cuz she's retarded, but we will talk about that some other time. It brings me great joy to see her smile (you know, she's got great teeth, too). I love this girl. I want her to be happy.
It is strictly with her happiness in mind that I post this next video for you.
please enjoy. Oh- and parental guidance is totally suggested.
There is a countdown serving as an intro to their website www.killersmusic.com . They are not spilling any deets about WHY it's there or what it's for. The suspense is killing me. (I know, I am sooooooooo clever, right?) The music is lovely, though.
I guess we will just have to wait and see.
I am not good at waiting. Ever.
They have had a pretty rough couple of months with the passing of Jean Flowers in February and the myriad of rumors. Not to mention the fact that they have basically been on tour since 2006. My boyz be tired. They deserve a break.
There has been talk about a "covers" album, but usually albums are released on Tuesdays, no? Their Twitter page had a great snapshot of them together and they said they miss us. Well good. We miss them too.
Until we know more, please enjoy the music...
in Gingies house- this song is titlted "Smile Like You'll Eat It" Just sayin'...
This is Dr Dog. Five dudes from Philly, 3 of whom have suberb beards, and one of whom has what? Hell yeah, chops.
Ok, I dont even know how old this picture is or if their current facial hair matches that found in the photo. But the point remains the same. Manly. Try and deny it.
Anywho.. like I said, five dudes from Philadelphia doin old school rock. I dig it. Some of their stuff was less than bueno but I still dig their sound. They have been playing together for about 6 yrs now. Check em out.
This is a cover of a song by Architecture in Helinski, which in my opinion is far better than the original.
Oh yeah, also this.....
Because, well.. cause..
Well to be honest cause cute French chick in short shorts. Is there a better reason?
I'm thinking I may have jumped the gun a little. I do that occasionally. It's a fault of mine. One of many, I might add. But among many faults are a lot of good things. Like the ability to love unconditionally and without judgment. And to accept people for who they are and see beyond flaws. And give of myself without any expectations of anything in return.
Because of these things I don't get a lot of middle ground. Either people accept and become close to me or they are constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop and looking for ways to undermine my intentions. But I never ever have to question who my true friends are. The people that I number among friends, though may be few, would defend me to the death. Even if they knew I was dead wrong. That is an amazing feeling.
As for the others, well, here is something that I have learned. You can't change how people feel about you. Either they will accept your words and actions as true or they won't. And you can try and try and try, but if they have it in their minds that you are a bad person, there is nothing you will ever do or say to change that. So, you can either let that rule you and eat you alive, or you can find a way to make peace with it. I recommend the latter. It's the only way you will ever find true happiness. If you can find peace within yourself then there is nothing that anyone can do or say to take that away. Guilt is for sucks. So is hate and anger and bitterness. Let it go.
With that said...Here is my new 2010 theme song.
When people are unhappy it's so much easier to place the blame elsewhere than to look inside and see where the true ugliness lies. There will always be another offense in their eyes. But as long as you recognize the goodness in yourself, nothing they do or say can touch you.
I want your opinion on something. Watch both of these videos real quick...
In theory they are very similar. Two groups of young folks making music in their native environment. Both bands heavy on the vocals, guitar driven pop/folk/rock. Even the video styles are quite derivative of each other. And yet I completly adore Pamplamoose and Nataly Dawn and Monsters of Folk bore the snot out of me. Its not a bad song. Musically its very well done, the gentlemen featured all seem very proficient on their instruments of choice. They sing well, and yet I dislike it.
Please, tell my why you think that is. Or why I'm wrong. Either one, you get to pick.
I love good music. I am forever on the look out for rockin' artists. I introduced you to Neon Trees and Nataly Dawn, remember? I must admit that I do play favorites, but when I spot talent, I am dead right. All.the.time.
With Ke$ha (don't forget the "$"!), not only do we get really melodious gifts thanks to auto tune, but we enjoy some of the most provocative and thoughtful lyrics ever penned. I mean, certainly she is talented, it's in her genes...her mom wrote "Islands in the Stream" (in case you have been under a rock for the past 20 years- it was performed by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers) for crying out loud. I will hand it to her though... as far her oral hygiene goes- Jack Daniels must be just as good as Listerine, cuz she does have a nice grill. Yet another line from her hit song "Tik Tok" indeed begs the question...
What exactly does P Diddy feel like?
Hey- if singing doesn't work out for her, maybe she can win a spelling bee or somethin'?
Yup, it's that time of the week again when I get to pour my heart out to the infinite nothingness that is the interweb. Here's the thing though...I don't really know how I feel. I have gone from extreme happiness to sadness to complete panic and back again. And really, now, I'm just tired.
I do have some questions that I would like to pose that may help me clear my head and maybe figure out how I feel. They aren't life altering by any means, just mere curiosity on my part. So here it goes...
Is it true that men can put you in a box in their head and never think about you again? If so, Why? Why would you do that? Not only to yourself, but to that person.
Why are people mean? It just makes people not like you. You should stop that.
Are soul mates real? Is it possible for two people to be so connected that it is physically painful to be away from them? Oh wait, one puts you in a box and it's like you never existed.
Why do Mormons put cream of chicken soup in every thing they cook. That's weird. Try some other seasonings. There's lots of them.
Why does wearing stilettos make me feel so much prettier? I still look the same when I look in the mirror.
Why on earth would someone eat a hollow bunny when you could eat a solid one? That's just pure craziness.
And while we're on the subject, What exactly is the cream in a Cadbury cream egg? That's just frightening.
How come when you laugh real hard stuff comes out your nose? Milk, soda, snot, etc...
How come the harder you try to remember something, the harder it is to actually do it?
And finally...What the hell does a girl have to do to get some damn daisies? Geez...
As we all know, I cannot listen to "folky" songs too much. I live life with a little more edge. I need a faster beat and preferably a pretty boy serenading me sweetly.
But, I love a great sense of humor and I love people that can take a great song and somehow make it greater.
Enter Nataly Dawn ....
I think what I love the most is taking a song like Telephone and totally changing it without taking away the bones of the song. She pays homage to Gaga and Beyonce without ruining their stuff. I, for one, do not appreciate ruined stuff.
She is cute, her voice is unique, and she is quirky and original. And that is something I can appreciate.
I'm not gonna lie. I still heart my four boys better than anyone on the friggin' planet. I can't help it. They'reamazing. (Oh yes my friends, it IS one word.)
Our old friend Peter Gabriel has apparently recently recorded a covers album. Embedded in said album is a sweet little gem that I have fallen madly in love with. It was originally sung by Magnetic Fields in 1999, but I had never heard it until Peter's version. Take a listen....
Then, whilst looking for the video to go with my post, I found Chopsie a new girlfriend. She even speaks french! Chops- you can thank me later....
Nataly Dawn is pretty cool. We need to keep an eye on this girl.
Chopsie will be in love at first sight. Trust me. I know him.