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The one thing I don't like about livejournal at the moment is that you can't send little private messages to new friends, without having one of those "friends only-- leave a comment" type posts.

I don't have a fancy "friends-only" banner ready, but you'll have to use your imagination.

I welcome new friends and will add anyone back.  However, I like to use livejournal to interact, not just to get a glimpse into other people's lives.  Where did you find me and what drew you to my journal?  Tell me about yourself here!  Even if you are an old friend, why do you still have me on your flist?  Hopefully it's not just out of guilt. :)


"Friendship is devolving, in other words, from a relationship to a feeling—from something people share to something each of us hugs privately to ourselves in the loneliness of our electronic caves, rearranging the tokens of connection like a lonely child playing with dolls. The same path was long ago trodden by community. As the traditional face-to-face community disappeared, we held on to what we had lost—the closeness, the rootedness—by clinging to the word, no matter how much we had to water down its meaning…

Now we’re just broadcasting our stream of consciousness, live from Central Park, to all 500 of our friends at once, hoping that someone, anyone, will confirm our existence by answering back. We haven’t just stopped talking to our friends as individuals, at such moments, we have stopped thinking of them as individuals. We have turned them into an indiscriminate mass, a kind of audience or faceless public. We address ourselves not to a circle, but to a cloud….

Friendship (like activism) has been smoothly integrated into our new electronic lifestyles. We’re too busy to spare our friends more time than it takes to send a text. We’re too busy, sending texts… A study found that one American in four reported having no close confidants, up from one in 10 in 1985. The figures date from 2004, and there’s little doubt that Facebook and texting and all the rest of it have already exacerbated the situation. The more people we know, the lonelier we get…

We have given our hearts to machines, and now we are turning into machines. The face of friendship in the new century."

— William Deresiewicz


Break the Terror... Choose love.

 A new "remix"...  more like a vamped up Flavor.

Flavor (Fringes of Terror)

Old ones:


 Take To The Sky (Aim So High)
(need to fix this one when I can get the files off my broken laptop)
Josephine (Love Letter)
Caught A Lite Sneeze (Pretty Hate)
Horses (Balmy Meadow)
1000 Oceans (Into Ether)
Body And Pussy
(Mash-up of Body And Soul with Rob Zombie's Pussy Liquor)
Me And A Gun (Nightmare On Acid)

Writer's Block: Do you check your stars?

Do you believe in astrology? If so, how often do you check your horoscope and how does it impact your life? If not, do you get annoyed when people make assumptions about you based on your sign?
Yes, there can be truth there, but it's just a tool for projection. The symbolism can often be taken too literally. Most daily horoscopes based on generalized sun signs alone annoy me, as do sun sign stereotypes. As if all people born within a certain month have the same personality, and the exact same things happen to them every day. That is not logical.

Some quotes by Carl Jung:

"We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else."

"The thing that matters is not the position of the stars, the thing that matters is time. You can call time what you like. It is quite indifferent whether you say the spring-point is zero degrees Aries or 28 Pisces; that is a convention; it is nevertheless the spring-point. So you see, these old designations of time were not taken from the heavens, but given to the heavens. ... Man has created the constellations. So obviously the constellations were not intended by the creator of the world to be an astrological text-book to us."

"The horoscope ... is itself a mandala (a clock) with a dark centre, and a leftward circumambulatio with houses and planetary phases."

"Astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call projected - this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations. This originally gave rise to the idea that these factors derive from the stars, whereas they are merely in a relation of synchronicity with them. I admit that this is a very curious fact which throws a peculiar light on the structure of the human mind." 1947 in a letter to prof. B.V. Raman

Collecting Bees and Hammers, again.

Updated Tori list after eleven shows, for my own records.

Music, good friends.Collapse )

Fucking Fox

Thanks to Fox, my youtube account has been permanently disabled.  It was because of my Anya (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) video, which I don't think I even have backed up anywhere.  Sigh.  It's such a crime to edit and share fan videos.

Anyhow, I made a new account:

If I upload anything Buffy related, I can't tag it as such, I suppose.

I've got 2 concert videos.  Strange from Milwaukee and Gold Dust from Indy (the latter I'll have to upload tonight because they take hours).

Here is Strange.  Oh Scarlet goodness.  I was surprised how well it turned out being that I was all the way in row Z.  My camera has an awesome zoom but it didn't work well for regular pictures.  And my battery crapped out before the very last word.

It's not like I can't feel you still.
But Strange
What I'll leave behind
You call me one more time
But now I must be leaving...

Collecting Bees and Hammers

This updated Tori list is just for my own records, but feel free to take a gander if you're curious.  Tori setlists amaze me just based on her extensive catalog and how she switches it up night to night.

Songs that Tori has played for me, starting with the most played.Collapse )

Me And A Gun Remix

As per usual, I'll probably edit it more later...

ETA:  Final version?  Download: Me And A Gun (Nightmare on Acid Mix)

I scored highest in Romance?

Your result for The "Ten Most Famous Tori Amos songs" Personality Quiz...

"A Sorta Fairytale"

You scored 55% on Romance!


“and I'm so sad like a good book I can't put this day back a sorta fairytale with you a sorta fairytale with you”

THE MUSIC: According to the Music Genome Project, the song features mellow rock instrumentation, a subtle use of vocal harmony, acoustic rhythm piano, mixed minor & major key tonality, a vocal-centric aesthetic, a dynamic female vocalist and acoustic rhythm guitars.

THE FACTS: "A Sorta Fairytale" appears on the album Scarlet's Walk (2002), and served as the initial single from the album. The album is Tori’s seventh, spanning across 18 tracks and once concept, which details the cross-country travels of Scarlet, a character loosely based on Amos, as well as the concept of America post-September 11th. Perhaps the most prominent fact related to this song is its video (available here), which features Amos, as a head attached to a disembodied leg, falling in love with another head attached to a disembodied arm (played by Adrien Brody). The two creatures show signs of romantic interest in one another, until the arm accidentally hurts the leg's feelings by laughing at her crooked fifth toe. The leg then flees by jumping onto a passing skateboard, and ends up alone on a deserted beach. The arm finds her and they consummate their love with a deep kiss. The act of kissing causes the arm and leg to suddenly start swelling up and growing their extra body parts -- they finally become complete, "whole" humans by realizing their love.

YOU are an epic - the famed journey down to San Francisco. Much like the entire mood of this song, you are serene and somewhat sentimental, yet at the same time, there lies within you an innate sense of adventure. You are one of the more spontaneous people out there (and also one with a penchant for the finer things in life). Both these traits particularly show when you’re in a relationship with lots of potential for romance. Actually, there aren’t too many things more important to you than love. You get off on the thrill of being in love, which is not to say that you’re necessarily unfaithful or fickle. You’re just as likely to be a serial monogamist, in love with love itself, and with the sense of adventure it gives you. You are at your best when in love – you give yourself fully and whole-heartedly, every time hoping that you’ve finally met your match: someone who with whom you can share your innermost thoughts and feelings, a partner whose sense of adventure is on a par with yours. A person who will be just as excited as you at the prospect of fulfilling your life-long dream of traveling across America (or around the world, for that matter). Another defining trait for you is your restlessness, or, in keeping with Tori’s metaphor, your road fever. Chances are, with your idealistic nature, you have yet to find someone who will live up to your expectations – and until you do, you are not likely to find your peace. You do value each and every single relationship you enter, giving your partners your very best, and consciously making beautiful memories with them. In your weaker moments, you return to those moments of grace you had and may even become sentimental. Most likely, however, you revisit your memories to draw strength and devise plans to make even better ones the next time around.

Take The "Ten Most Famous Tori Amos songs" Personality Quiz at HelloQuizzy