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Well, well...it appears I might actually have captured the muchly elusive time window in which I actually have the time, inclination, and space to "Post an Entry".

Am I the last livejournaler to still post music info to the field manually? Will someone please tell me how they're getting the automation to work?

The Outside Lands Festival is going on this weekend; I figure we'll just go wander around nearby if we want to hear the shows. Heck, if we're inspired, maybe we'll actually go on Saturday to see Tom Petty -- we've talked about trying to see him some day. I don't know, I'm feeling parsimonious lately, and not sure I want to spend eighty-five bucks for a one day pass. This is when I go into my grandma voice and say, "Do you know how much I paid for the first Lollapallooza? TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS! "

I spent twenty-five bucks and saw Henry Rollins, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, and Jane's Addiction, as well as Violent Femmes, Butthole Surfers, and Body Count (Goddamn, what a brother gotta do to get a message through to the red, white and you!). All for twenty-five bucks. I don't know, maybe we should at least go for one day, but geez, that's like 200 bucks for a one-day show for K & me and that just sounds over the top.

Twenty-five bucks. I also met Ice-T, who was wandering around w/bodyguard out on the lawn later in the afternoon. He complimented my hair, which at the time was one half shaved off and the hair on the other half dyed black. Good times. Heh. I don't think there are any photos of that era; that was when I was living in Columbus.

Anyway, I digress.

I owe [livejournal.com profile] blixt a package that I've finally boxed up and addressed tonight, so that should be hitting the old snail mail highway tomorrow - w00t! Sorry it too me so long, lady!

Between the Last.fm site redesign (about which I shall be waxing rhapsodically soon -- check out my profile page!) and my new toy (rhymes with HiCone) which has that lovely screen and lots of storage, I'm spending a lot of time wandering around in my digital music library. Good times.

Hopefully, I'll find more opportunities to post as things start to settle down in real-life land.
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ROCK CHICK Your personality type is ROCK CHICK. You rock, girl! You love music and couldn't live without it. You are drawn to men who seem slightly dangerous and you probably live a fairly unhealthy lifestyle. Despite your obvious femininity, you long to be accepted as "one of the lads" and have an unfortunate tendency to get drawn into drinking contests.
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Being a full-fledged Bowiephile from way back (like when I was 2 or something, Dad listened to all the old bowie stuff when it was new, so I have memories linked to pretty much every Bowie album - then first love picked up the Bowie fascination where Dad's left off)...ANYWAY, I was well-chuffed to see that I'm:


Which David Bowie are you?




...well, when it was working, I was Berlin-era Bowie..., but it might be broken now....
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Goth Trendy Alternative Test

Ok - I gave in and took the test - what kind of crappy musical choices they have here. I must be getting old...too bad they didn't include that as an option on the test...

Here's how I ended up and the conclusion reached thereby:

Goth 35%
Trendy 15%
Alternative 55%

Conclusion: Angry *and* arrogant! What a combination. You have just enough knowledge of the world to really resent it properly.

Huh.
Sounds about right to me, I imagine. Without the anger and arrogance :) - but that's just my own humble opinion.

I took the day off today to do wedding stuff, and I'm sitting here taking dorky tests on the internet, so I guess I should run off and get some things accomplished...off i go...
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31 Dec '99 - This is so weird. A new century and all. I have to let it all sink in, then I suppose I'll write about it. Anway, here are my top pics of the year.
*****Heather's Top Stuff of 1999*****

Top Reads of 1999 - I finished 22 books this year. I started about 7 others that I need to finish. At least one of these wasn't written this year, but that's ok. Here's the list:
1. Conversations with God, Book 1 - Neil Walsch
2. Eiger Dreams - Jon Krakauer
3. The Sandman: The Kindly Ones - Neil Gaiman
4. The Portable Rollins - Henry Rollins
5. Codependent No More - Melodie Beattie

Top Flicks of 1999 - Visually, The Matrix rocked my world. Intellectually, I loved the Fight Club. GalaxyQuest make me laugh, Blair Witch was crazy, and Summer of Sam was the coolest Spike Lee joint I've seen in a loooong time.
1. The Matrix
2. Fight Club
3. Summer of Sam
4. Blair Witch Project
5. Galaxy Quest
Top Albums of 1999 - This was *hard*. I awoke from a musical fog of the last several years, started working for a music web site, where I've heard more new music than I can shake a stick at. Anyway, here's what I liked the best:

1. Red Engine Nine - Color of the Day
2. Chevelle - Point #1
3. Tal Bachman - Tal Bachman
4. Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
5. Johnathan Elias - The Prayer Cycle
Song of the Year: 14-41 - Jonah's Onelinedrawing
Honorable Mentions (released pre-1999, but I first discovered this year):
Far - Water and Solutions
Spinning Jennies - Starstruck
Nick Drake
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27 Jan '99 - This page was getting too long, so now it's 2 pages. I'll start this page with the tops of '98.
*****Heather's Top Stuff of 1998*****

Top Reads of 1998 - This is tough. I have a book journal to keep track of the things I read, and I read 23 books this year. Here are some of my favorite reads of the year (random order):
1. Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
2. The Walk West: A Walk Across America II - Peter and Barbara Jenkins
3. Archangel - Sharon Shinn
4. Drinking: A Love Story - Caroline Knapp
5. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina - Danielle Steel

Top Flicks of 1998 - American History X takes the top spot, even though the movie was weak in parts, Ed Norton blew me away, and this movie stayed with me a lot longer than Saving Private Ryan.
1. American History X
2. Ever After
3. Truman Show
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Mi Vida Loca (saw it for the first time)

Top Albums of 1998 - The first CD of Sketches proved definitively that the world lost a phenomenal artist.

1. Jeff Buckley - Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk/Grace
2. Ken Stringfellow - This Sounds Like Goodbye
3. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
4. Soundtrack - City of Angels
5. Hole - Celebrity Skin
Song of the Year: Morning Theft - Jeff Buckley
Honorable Mentions (released pre-1998, but I first heard this year):
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Soundtrack - The Last Time I Committed Suicide
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22 April '98 - So, I'm sitting here, talking old music and listening to "How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths. That song was one of the defining songs of my teenage years...it was like nothing I had ever heard before. I remember just being so blown away by it. Other songs that were definitive for me from that era (this is a top 10 of sorts, I guess). No particular order.
"Age of Consent" - New Order
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" - Joy Division
"Tainted Love" - Soft Cell
"Somebody" - Depeche Mode
"Joan of Arc" - OMD
"Lindy's Party" - The Bolshoi
"It's No Reason" - The Church
"The Seventh Stranger" - Duran Duran
"Love is (what I say)" - INXS
"La Ment" - The Cure
...I could just keep going, but that's enough for now. Part 2 - the college years forthcoming.
Jan. 10th, 1998 12:00 am

Lilac Wine

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10January 98 - Ok, I don't know if this year is starting out on a morbid note or what, but I've been listening to this one CD over and over within the past month, and decided it was high time to sing the artist's praises. Only problem is, he died last year. And now that I've had a chance to hear his music do I begin to comprehend the depth of the loss to musicdom. It is so rare to find a musician who can speak directly to your very soul. Then, to find them too late, how sad is that? Anyway, the more I listen to it, the more I realize how much we have lost. So, turn off your computer right now (or go to your favorite online store) and get "Grace" by Jeff Buckley. Play it 3 times in a row. Then be sad for all the music and lyrics never made. Check my links page to get a link to a good Jeff Buckley site.

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