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22 March 2008 @ 10:47 pm
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(My rock band: I named it)
Am I the only one who sees weird things on footpaths? Tell me I'm not. This time someone got chalk and wrote 'LIKE EATING PEACHES' on the corner of Green Street and Victoria. (I also saw a dead rat, but no, I'm not naming my band after that. It was gross.)

(Panic at the Disco: now with minus superfluous punctuation)
I do love Nine in the Afternoon, despite my intense urge to mock it. When I sing along, it's "nine in the afternoon, your eyes are the size of the moon (several million miles in diameter), la la la, etc". My favourite song on the Fever album is Time to Dance, which sounds exactly like every sulky spotty fourteen-year old male's Diary of Revenge TM. Still, I kinda respect that they're trying to do something, that their look and music and ... whatever is all tied together into this huge vaudeville wet dream.

(The Beatles: what's not to like)
So Pretty. Odd? was influenced by the Great Mulleted Ones. I have an embarrassing confession: I don't see it, the greatness. Or rather, I don't hear it. The Beatles, to my ear, are hollow sounding brass. (The Bible, I'm quoting it wrong.) So while I don't care one way or another who and what they influence, I like listening to Nu!Panic better. It makes me want to dance. The Beatles make me want to go back in time and give them synthesizers or something.

(Cable: I has it)
What a revelation, I can't even express it. Twenty-two years surviving on three bog-standard TV channels, and now I have two wedding channels! And eighty-five shopping channels! And porn (apparently; the installer guy took it off, why? I don't know). And ten music channels! Scuzz revolutionised my life. I'm now prone to sneaking into the cable TV room when I should be studying and switching it on because they play a lot of FOB and MCR and P(!)ATD. (I understand why people have difficulty classifying this kind of music. They should hand over organisation to the Irish, who stocked all three - plus Cobra Starship and Sigur Ros - under metal. And The Academy Is... in pop.) The video for Sugar, We're Going Down is officially my favourite (of all ... ten I've actually seen so far). Why doesn't the entire world have a love-on for Joe Trohman? His moves, hello? He pirouettes. With a guitar. When I grow up I want to be Joe Trohman.

(Drugs: your brain on them, a darker shiny place)
Taking drugs? Is cool. That's kind of the problem. Some might argue they stimulate creativity. Maybe that's true. It's just; I think the creativity so created is false. Whatever drugs give you - whether it's alcohol or cannabis or heroin or E - or amphetamines or benzos - is something not of you. That's why I get uncomfortable when I read about drug-taking in any context. I feel it only fits when the person is depressed or broken already, so it contributes to a downward spiral. Because, well, that's what they do.

(Fic: om nom nom nom)
So ... I kind of underestimated how full-on RL was going to be this term. Huh. I think back to my expectations of a quiet, lazy term (boating on the Thames, eating strawberries and drinking Pimms) and laugh. A lot. This isn't an apology but a statement of fact, because you don't get rid of me that easily.
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: nine in the afternoon (patd)
mrsquizzical: joe eyesmrsquizzical on March 23rd, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
i was in the uk in january and revelled in all the boys on cable.

except i think the uk hates U2? they're probabaly too earnest?

but here at home you're lucky to catch a clip every week or so. *sigh*

Why doesn't the entire world have a love-on for Joe Trohman? His moves, hello? He pirouettes. With a guitar. When I grow up I want to be Joe Trohman.

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: MCR: does not want your babiesscoradh on March 24th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
No one hates U2 more than the Irish, though. HAI ST BONO.

Clearly this is the start of something big.

A JTroh appreciation club.

Sereniaserenia on March 23rd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
I love Panic, but I haven't gotten around to getting their album yet. I also never really liked the Beatles, though I probably would gave if I was born 30 years earlier. Which doesn't explain my love of Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington!

I've never felt the need for pay tv. My brother-in-law has it, and there's so much garbage on just for the sake of filling time! My husband will watch anything that moves on a screen, and declared the doco on combine harvesters to be riveting stuff.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: FOB: Pete's wannabe Trohminatorscoradh on March 24th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
Neither have I, but to be fair, I didn't realise it was out yet.

I would have liked the Beatles too, because Paul was hot when small, and I'm shallow.

Yup, the four of us have turned into a pack of square-eyes. I swear, we all sat and watched Real Estate TV for hours. You're better off without, especially if you come from a family of addictive personalities (*is guilty*).
Sereniaserenia on March 24th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Lachlan is a big habit person. Once he tries something he likes, he sticks with it forever. He eats the same cereal for at least a year at a time!
He reckons he needs a can of V a day at work, but since Elizabeth came along, he insisted that he needed two to cope. Now he's adjusting to the reduced sleep, but I can't get him back down to one can a day!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: FOB: nekkid Petescoradh on March 24th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
Granted, this is all probably due to my bad posture and keeping my head at a ninety degree angle, but sometimes it's worth it!
Emo Spicy: Ruiwinkemo_spicy on March 23rd, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yay, Panic finally grew up.
I really wish that I sidewalks I walked on had weird leaf faces and writings.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: For the Roadscoradh on March 24th, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
That probably means I should too ... it's terrible when being born in the eighties makes you a grown-up, now.

I guess I'm just lucky, and also my eyes slide off the broken beer bottles and smashed-in phoneboxes and things.
jehnt: btvs - three is too manyjehnt on March 27th, 2008 08:24 am (UTC)
When I said I'd get to commenting on this right away, what I apparently meant was that I'd read the post, start writing a comment, and then realize that not-liking of a band can be fixed by only one thing:

a mix.


I'll have to upload it later once I've finished fiddling with the tracklisting, but yeah, it's coming. Because the right mix of the right songs can fix this issue. If it doesn't, I will be forced to conclude you are allergic to The Beatles in the same way I am allergic to Bob Dylan (of course, no one has ever made me a Dylan mix, so), which is, I suppose, fine. But I have to at least TRY to make you love The Beatles, because I would not want anyone to be deprived of their Awesome.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: FOB: Pete's wannabe Trohminatorscoradh on March 27th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
Girl, you were so Cork right there. 'Allergic' is pure Corkonian slang. Congratulations. :D

I'm open to being convinced; I'll try anything musical once. I have this friend who randomly makes me listen to, like, J-rock. I don't even understand the words in that, the Beatles can only be better. I own 1 (the album), by the way. Lady Madonna is pretty cool. I suppose I just don't feel any connection between their singing and my life.
(Anonymous) on April 17th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
what does om nom nom nom mean?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: rockstar teethscoradh on April 17th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
So you really need to go to icanhascheezburger.com RIGHT NOW and educate yourself.