Thursday, March 29, 2007

disappointed.

I try to be a good person (most of the time).

I try and be fair, and take the high road (again, most of the time).

I try and think of relationships, not money, fame, nor fortune (all of the time).

Why the hell is this so difficult for other people, I ask you? Why? I have come upon a couple of situations lately in all facets of my life where I see the power that the dollar has over others, and I feel like David up against the proverbial Goliath every time. Only in my case, David gets stepped on (or over) before he has the chance to throw the rock.

I feel like I've spent the last few posts just bitching, but March has not been a good month for me at all; very disappointing on many levels and full of examples of the ugliness of humanity at large. I feel like I have to turn into a selfish bitch in order to keep my head above water some days, and it's killing me.

I talk a lot here about karma in my life - it is really the one balancing mechanism in the universe that helps me sleep at night when I otherwise wouldn't. And believe me - karma can be a bitch, even to me and people I like loads; case in point, my neighbor destroying the sculpture in my yard. That incident helped me to understand that "things" should never represent relationships - the emotional connection is far more long-reaching, long-lasting, and satisfying than the tangible connection will ever be.

Sadly, the peeps in my life who aren't seeing it are going to find their own lessons in bad karma one of these days. I can only hope that they take pause, take the lesson, and fucking do something about it.

Please, it's not too late.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Me in 40 years???

I love when she says, "WORD". Yeah....

Sunday, March 25, 2007

sadly...

We found out that it was, indeed, our neighbor who killed our art. He said it - screamed it in our faces, when confronted, in fact. He accused us of doing something (that we didn't do, by the way), to his house. That's why he did it, apparently. That and so, in his words, "we would know[he] was there"

It's funny, A and I found ourselves at one of those crossroad moments - here was our crazy bitch neighbor, standing right in front of us, ripe for the kickin', and we could definitely have gone that path; but one of the things we've been talking about is taking our anger down a thousand and being more rational, hell... more adult about these things. What was actually beautiful about it was that A took control of the situation and turned it around to a place of calm, explaining exactly what that piece meant to us, and what he did. Funnily enough, we all were able to talk about it extremely rationally - even though I still think my neighbor has some very apparent instabilities, he met us halfway and we even shook hands at the end.

I can only hope this serves to prolong our lives in some way...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

another iPod iChing

So, now that I actually have more than 20 songs in my iPod, here's yet another friggin iChing for your viewing pleasure:

1) Blancmange - Living on the Ceiling
2) Edie Sedgwick - Gwyneth Paltrow
3) The Cure - Other Voices
4) Morrissey - Everyday is Like Sunday
5) Jason Nevins - I'm In Heaven
6) Erasure - Blue Savannah
7) Calexico - Sirena
8) Enslaved - The Dead Stare
9) Coltrane - Syeeda's Song Flute
10) Roman Flugel - Geht's Noch?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Right Round - 3/17/07 - Setlist and Commentary

Saturday night was fun! I know it was Saint Patrick's Day, and that normally, aside from New Year's Eve, the holiday ranks up there as the ultimate amateur night, but the backstage was super low key and not at all rife with douchebaggery. There were 300 peeps, so it was pleasantly packed, the stalker contingent was non-existant, and the requests, although plentiful, didn't make me crazy. Granted, I was wearing the most unreasonable shoes on the planet, but I had some comfy alternate shoes that we won't talk about...

Anyhoo... here's the setlist (with a couple of Irish peepages, and * by the requests). Enjoy!

The Stranglers - Golden Brown
The Sundays - Here's Where the Story Ends
The Pogues - Auld Triangle
Psychadelic Furs - Until She Comes
The Church - Under the Milky Way
Peter Murphy - Indigo Eyes
OMD - Goddess of Love
Morrissey - Last of the Famous International Playboys
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in Your Soul
Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
Sinead O'Connor - I Want Your Hands All Over Me
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again
* Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Peter Gabriel - Shock the Monkey
* INXS - The One Thing
The Cars - Tonight She Comes
* Adam Ant - Friend or Foe
Violent Femmes - Add it Up
* The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
* New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Dee Lite vs. Blondie - Groove is in the Heart of Glass (dj lil'e mashup)
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Anything Box - Living in Oblivion
Erasure - Star
Big Country - Big Country
* U2 vs. Pet Shop Boys - Where the Streets Have No Name
* Duran Duran - Girls on Film
* Echo and the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar
Yaz - Don't Go
Sinead O'Connor - Mandinka
*Psychadelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
Lick the Tins - Can't Help Falling In Love With You
The Proclaimers - (I Would Walk) 500 Miles
* Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
New Order - True Faith
* Dead or Alive - You Spin nMe Right Round
* Pet Shop Boys - Always on My Mind
* Aha - The Sun Always Shines on TV
Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
The Clash - London Calling
* The Smiths - Panic
Blondie - Call Me
Siouxsie - Hong Kong Garden
Men Without Hats - Pop Goes the World
* The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
Styx vs. The Killers - Domo Arigato, Mr. Brightside (dj lil'e mashup)
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another
OMD - Enola Gay
Go Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed
Nena - 99 Luft Balloons
* The Cure - Just Like Heaven
* Squeeze - Is That Love
Aha - Take On Me
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
James - Laid
INXS - Don't Change
B52s - Own Private Idaho
* Pretenders - Middle of the Road
* Devo - Girl U Want
* Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian
Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes

Encore
The Pogues - Streams of Whiskey
Le Tigre - Deceptacon

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

gimme a b... gimme a u... gimme a ggi...gimme an es... what does that spell?

BUGGIES!

Tummy buggies, to be exact. Nice, invasive, special little tummy buggies who have decided to jump from Andy to me. YAY!

Seriously, dudes... if you've seen me in the last 4-5 days, start taking your vitamins now, wouldya?

Ugh...

Saturday, March 10, 2007

To the person who vandalized our home last night

Okay, we get it. You hate us. You think we're white trash, you think that we're excessive with our cell phones and our iPods and our sunglasses. You think I'm the "c" word and you want Andy and I to die. Got it. Thank you.

Please explain to me how this gives you the right to vandalize our home. I know it was you, and you can hide in your house and let it fall down around you until you die (and, in fact, I hope you do and it does until you do) and I will know in my heart that you watched me drive away last night and you walked right over and destroyed the sculpture that used to sit out in front of our home. When we rounded the corner and saw it lying there across our walkway, shattered into 6 large and a million small pieces, we knew right away that it was you. Tell us what you want, hide behind the other people on our block if you must, but we don't have a shred of doubt in our minds.

Let me tell you about that sculpture. It was a beautiful, huge, 50+ pound black soapstone piece made by and given to my husband 13 years ago by Charlie Parsons. Charlie owned the first tattoo studio where Andy and I got work done. Charlie was the minister at our wedding. Charlie was a friend, a mentor, and a father figure to Andy and I. The dissipation of our friendship over the years has been a subject of deep sadness to us both, and that sculpture was a tangible representation of what once was. That piece has been in 6 homes, 3 states, and many states of mind with Andy and I. We have mused on it, been burdened by it, tripped out on its intricacies and obviously taken it for granted for years. You killed all of that, hell, you killed art with your act of maliciousness last night.

I know that you are crazy, and that crazy people do irrational, fucked up things all the time with no warning. You have turned that crazy toward us so many times and in so many ways in the last 5 years, I'm actually surprised that this incident surprised me so very much. But it did. You are a bad person.

I hope that what they say about karma is true.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Love me, love my bling...

I think that says just about all I need it to, don't you?

my very first iPod horoscope

Here it be:

1) Against Me - Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious (Live)
2) Edie Sedgwick - Sigourney Weaver
3) Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
4) Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
5) Herbalizer - Serge Featuring Katerine
6) Arch Enemy - We Will Rise (Live)
7) John Coltrane - Cousin Mary
8) Nitzer Ebb - Let Beauty Loose
9) Enslaved - Ruun
10) Yoko Ono with The Brother Brothers - Yes, I'm a Witch

Okay, that about sums up the oddball mood I'm in today...

Monday, March 05, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME!!!


Not bad for an old broad, eh? :)

OOH, and I got an 80G iPod from my fella!!! Considering that I only gave up my cassette walkman about 5 years ago, this is a pretty big deal (yes, you may laugh and point now...) Welcome to the 21st century for me!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

look who I look like

Okay, so not that I care... but this is pretty cool.

http://www.myheritage.com


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS GABI GAB-GAB SHABADOO!!!!

My French is dreadful, but here goes:

Le cinquième anniversaire heureux à mon Gabrielle de nièce chéri. Vous êtes une telle grande fille, et je vous aime beaucoup ! ! !

Les étreintes et embrasse
xoxoxo
Auntie