|Main blog:||Vintage Rock|
|Birthday:||November 19th 1985|
|Occupation:||Artistic / Creative|
|Education:||High school, Some college|
|Race/lineage:||White / Caucasian|
|Location:||United States, Iowa, La Porte City|
|Height:||5' 3" (160 cm)|
|Hair Style:||Wavy - Medium|
|Clothing Pref.:||Thrift Store|
|Tattoo Info:||I made this organic line design featuring the backside of a naked women with flowing red hair|
|Relationship Status:||Single - Never Married|
|Astrological Sign:||Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21)|
|Liquor:||Social drinker. One or two|
|Your Home:||Live alone|
|Biography/About:||I'm a big music fan as is evidenced by my blog Vintage Rock. I'm a junior Art Education major.|
|Likes:||intelligent conversations, 70's classic rock, glam rock, 80's, brat pack flicks, acoustic guitars, pianos, concert t-shirts, pasta|
|Dislikes:||sorority girls, airheads, pop princesses, people who say they like all music, people with no opinons, people who are cruel to animals and children, heavy metal|
|Interests:||philosophy, poetry, music, film, photography, ceramics, reading, and playing piano|
|People/Heroes:||Tori Amos, Bob Dylan, Frida Kahlo, My mother, my sister|
|Books:||Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Daul, Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut|
|Authors:||Kurt Vonnegut, Charlotte Bronte, Rimbaud, Chuck Palinuik, Tom Robbins|
|Music Genres:||alternative, folk, early punk, post-punk, new wave, some pop...but only good pop.|
|Bands/Artists:||Sufjan Stevens, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Clash, Jeff Buckley, Ours, Elliott Smith, The Wanteds, PJ Harvey, Led Zeppelin, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, Hawksley Workman, Driver of the Year, Keepers of the Carpet, U2, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Sonic Youth, The Smiths, The Shins, The Replacements, The Violent Femmes, Ramones, Radiohead, Queen, Prince, The Police, Led Zeppelin, Ani DiFranco, The B-52s, Ben Folds Five, The Verve, Bob Dylan and so many, many more!|
|Albums/CDs:||Goo by Sonic Youth, To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey, Horses by Patti Smith, Honky Chateau by Elton John, My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello, Urban Hymns by The Verve, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, Boys For Pele by Tori Amos, Grace by Jeff Buckley, Rain Dogs by Tom Waits, After the Goldrush by Neil Young, Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths|
|Songs:||Precious Things by Tori Amos, Titanium Expose by Sonic Youth, Mona Lisas and Madhatters by Elton John, This Wicked Tongue by PJ Harvey, Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Worst Things Are Beautiful by Ours, Lover You Should've Come Over by Jeff Buckley, Add It Up by the Violent Femmes, More than This by Roxy Music, Wicked Little Town from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, New Years Day by U2, Closing Time by Tom Waits, |
|TV Shows:||The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Scrubs, The Pretender, Project Runway, That 70's Show, Roswell, Daria, The Family Guy, The Simpsons, Ren and Stimpy, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Salute Your Shorts, Futurama, Seinfeld, Magyver (back in the 80's:)|
|Movies:||The African Queen, Say Anything, High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank (I'm seeing a trend, ), Fight Club, 28 Days Later, The Graduate, East of Eden, Donnie Darko, The Breakfast Club, Edward Scissorhands, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Pulp Fiction, Reservior Dogs, Good Fellas, Moulin Rouge, Amelie, Breakfast at Tiffanys|
|Actors:||Cillian Murphy, Johnny Depp, Ethan Hawke, Drew Barrymore, John Cusack, Jude Law, Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllehaal, James Spader, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Martha Plimpton, River Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon|
|Games:||Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Sims 2, strip poker|
|Sports:||um....is dancing a sport? Swimming, biking, rollerblading, hiking, hockey|
|Colors:||Red, Black, and, Green|
|Pets/Animals:||I had a beta fish named Hawksley but he died within a week:(|
|Cars/Motorcyles:||My dad has taken me on motorcyles rides since I was four...I even rode to Ohio on the back of one! I own a '96 Hyundai Accent that I bought with my own cash and it only had 53,000 miles on it when I got it!|
|Season:||Fall because everything is getting ready to meet its end, but wants to go out in a bright, colorful bang!|
|Food:||Spaghetti, Empress Chicken, Chicken Tender Melts @ Perkins, BK Veggie Burgers, Sour Patch Kids Candy, Dried Cranberries, Pasta Diablo, Coffee (cold, hot, sweet, dark...doesn't matter...I LOVE IT.)|
|Drink:||Chai tea, COFFEE!!!!!!!, Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper|
|Quotes:||"I wrote silent all these years because you can have a big mouth and not be saying anything." -Tori Amos|
|Position:||ummm....let me get back to you on that one.|
Goodbye, my friends...thanks for a good 5 year run!|
I really haven't been blogging much
anymore...I guess I've been doing it for too long. For a critical
period of time I felt like I couldn't relate with the people around me,
so I resorted to computer geekiness to satisfy my need for
companionship. One summer activity I undertook, just to give me
something "productive" to do was teaching myself html so I could make a
fansite dedicated to John Cusack. Its called John
Cusack: Hollywood Underdog and trust me, even though I still
think Mr. Cusack has made some great flicks (and I just bought the cult
classic Tapeheads on DVD) I...
Band to Check Out: The Kills
The Kills consist of Jamie "Hotel" Hince who plays guitar with the harsh blues reminiscent of Jack White's (The White Stripes) signature guitar style. Hince's playing is a bit more textured, and the band's whole sound centers around its rhytmic sexual pulse, which is fueled by American vocalist, Alison "VV" Mosshart. She purrs like she's the love-child of PJ Harvey and Debbie Harry; I definitely hear echos of PJ Harvey's album, To Bring You My Love in her vocal style. It doesn't get much more bare bones than this band, and they prove you don't need a six piece band to get a huge sound,...
Random Indie Video: "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn, and John
The random indie video I'm throwing at ya features the Stolkholm based twee 60'ish pop of Peter Bjorn and John, (Peter Morén, Bjorn Yttling, and John Erikkson). Holy moly, those Swedes are taking over indie rock, and maybe that's not such a bad thing. First there was The Hives back in 2002 (I liked them so much, I even own a Hives t-shirt); then I got into Jens Lekman's droll love tunes, obviously heavily influenced by the quirky, wry genius of Stephen Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Now there's Peter Bjorn and John with this song is that is catchy as fuck, take that to mean whatever you...
Not with a whimper...but a bang.
A big one.
Top Five Bands I Want to See Before I'm Dead/Deaf.
The Rolling Stones
Bands I've Seen So Far:
Tool : August 22/06
Aerosmith : December 13/06 - this will qualify as a "Seen" band come the 13th.
The Rolling Stones : November 25/06
I was not prepared. Not in the least. It hadn't really sunk in that I was going to see the Stones until I got to BC Place. I wasn't even supposed to go. There were four tickets for four people and two got laryngitis. One was my sister. So I went in her place....