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Frankenmix 11.0 [10 Mar 2007|08:16pm]
[ mood | tired ]

This is the playlist I put together for this months Frankenmix challenge.

The challenge was this: Imagine you're stuck on a desert island (for the rest of your life). There are fifteen songs you can listen to, ever again. What songs would you want them to be?

1. Something Corporate - Konstantine

I think Dann would go with me on this one. This is a nine-and-a-half minute piano ballad that breaks my heart every time I listen to it. It's incredible, and if it isn't in your collection it should be.

2. Rise Against - Diaspora (Prayer Of The Refugee)

This is another incredible tune. Raw, angry, politically charged and (most importantly) fast and loud, this is Rise Against at their best. Rawk!

3. Foo Fighters - Everlong

This is one of those songs that doesn't need an explanation - there's a few of those in this list. Dave Grohl is one of the many music gods I pray to, and this is my favourite song by the Fooies. When I saw the guys live, this song was stripped back to Mr. Grohl and an acoustic guitar, and having seen that version I'd listen to that just as happily as the original.

4. Taking Back Sunday - One-Eighty By Summer

Adam from Taking Back Sunday is one of the best lyricists doing his thing at the moment, and this song is a triumph in that respect.

5. Alexisonfire - .44 Calibre Love Letter

Oh yes. Excellent and eclectic, these dirty Canadian hardcore masters are essential listening in my books. This track has a slow-burning guitar intro that lasts like for like a minute and a half, and this song is worth it just for that.

6. Story Of The Year - "Is This My Fate?" He Asked Them

This is a massive anti-homophobic rant put together by my favourite lads from St. Louis. I reckon I'd want to have this song on a desert island for two reasons: 1) It's a great piece of angular hardcore that has booms, crashes and breakdowns in all the right places and 2) It'd be nice to be reminded that someone, somewhere in the world gives a shit about homophobia. The lyrics are here if anyone wants to have read (which you should).

7. John Mayer - 83

I could've chosen any Mayer tune and happily listened to it forever and ever. This is a cut of his first full-length Room For Squares, and it centres around him recalling his childhood in comparison to the world he now inhabits. It's tops.

8. Metallica - Master Of Puppets

Who wouldn't want to play air guitar on a deserted island?

9. Muse - Stockholm Syndrome

This is one of my all-time favourite tunes. Muse are an incredible band (if you read my Big Day Out review, you'd know all about it) and this song has the best guitar riff ever written to open it.

10. Tool - The Pot

Maynard James Keenan is a fuckwad, but that doesn't stop this from being the best song on 10,000 Days (along with Rosetta Stoned) and one of the best songs the Tool lads have put their names to.

11. Fall Out Boy - Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy?

Oh, FOB. Love of my pop-punked, scene-oriented life. This song of Take This To Your Grave made me fall in love with them, and the love affair has continued across to other albums and swell in fanbase due to excess filthy teenage whores.

12. Deftones - Knfe Party

This is a great piece of nu-metal by one of the only bands who are still making it look cool. A great song off of a great record.

13. Pearl Jam - Even Flow

It's Pearl Jam. 'Nuff said.

14. Parkway Drive - Picture Perfect Pathetic

These Byron Bay hardcore masters are technically amazing and the album that this track is lifted from (Killing With A Smile) was the best album of 2005 by a looooooooong way. With a live show that will tear your head of to match, it makes these guys one of the most important bands in the local scene right now.

15. The Living End - Pictures In The Mirror

Best. Australian. Band. Ever. I picked this song because the first time I saw these guys they opened their set with this.

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Heh. [09 Feb 2007|10:27pm]
"I think I might try and take it down from the inside"

- Lil, speaking on the subject of MySpace.
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Big Day Out, '07 [28 Jan 2007|11:21pm]
So. Once again, I’m left feeling like the best day of my year is now behind me. As it has become tradition, I feel that it’s my duty to make my annual pretentious-music-snob-who-is-better-than-everyone-else-because-of-the-music-she-listens-to post, otherwise known as my Big Day Out review.

Here’s how it all went down.Collapse )
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You know what REALLY gives me the shits? [30 Dec 2006|03:59pm]
Dear skanky little tramp,

My name is Lauren. I write to you because I would like the opportunity to respond to some of the things you have written in the "about me" section of your Last.fm account. I take issue with most of them, and no doubt there are others who feel the same.

Please find below the "about me" section of your Last.fm account, and my responses.

Am I aware of the irony of my actions? You bet your ass.Collapse )
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People make me laugh. [16 Dec 2006|12:12pm]
[ mood | bitchy ]

So, I got this message on my MySpace today:

just putting it out there

your photos are really shit plsgive up kthx bi

i take photos at shows fro freinds bands a website etc
and im usually wasted at the time and they come out ten times better than yours

how will you succeed when you cant even take a decent photo of yourself

ps ur freind is shit

Normally, this would be crushing except for a few simple things:

1. This guy is fucking illiterate - punctuation and correct spelling, where art thou?
2. His MySpace looks like this and he's giving me artistic advice.
3. He thinks that this photo is "ten times" better than any of mine.
4. The photo of myself that he refers to was meant to be a shocker - I was going for the stereotypical MySpace shot and succeeded.
5. He doesn't, anywhere ever, list the bands he has shot or the websites his photos are on.
6. Two of the three best things he has to say about himself are that he is a "stoner" and a "timewaster".
7. I don't even remember asking the fucking conceited blowhard for advice or opinions.

Sometimes, I wonder why I bother.

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[21 Jul 2006|10:32am]
Uh, Clair?

Your good friend Richard Marx is touring.
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[19 Jun 2006|08:35pm]
[ mood | giddy ]

I want to make love to the people who put together the Taste of Chaos lineup. No, really, it is that good.

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[03 Jun 2006|05:24pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

Clearly, Alana needs to find more memes like this one.Collapse )

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[08 May 2006|03:29pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]


And I thought the time for getting torn a new one after sticking up for Ad was over.

(Just for the record Ad, I apologise if my fat mouth gets you into trouble. My bad.)

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[02 May 2006|06:17pm]
Hey Coxy:

What's doing with Story Of The Year? Have you got accommodation or anything sorted?

Hey Adam:

Had any thought about coming across to Sydney for the aforementioned concert?
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[14 Apr 2006|03:26pm]
[ mood | amused ]

So, here's that Wikipedia meme that everyone's been doing. I wasn't going to, but I put in my birthday and it spewed out some cool things.

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

Neat Facts:
5509 BC - The world was created, according to the Byzantine Empire.
1970 - The last episode of the television sitcom I Dream of Jeannie airs on NBC. The show premiered on September 18, 1965.
1985 - A joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic.

1950 - Dr. Phil, American television talk show host
1984 - Joseph Trohman, American Guitarist for Fall Out Boy (GODDAMN FUCKING RIGHT I SHARE A BIRTHDAY WITH JOE FROM FOB HEEEEEE)

1159 - Pope Adrian IV
1715 - King Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)

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Lists are cool ZOMG. [08 Apr 2006|02:27pm]
[ mood | Caffinated ]

1. Cleo Jones is a fucking genius. The end. If you've seen V For Vendetta you really need to read that.

2. The fact that tickets for the Arctic Monkeys (they don't spell it the pluralised way, I'm not a retard) are going for upwards of $200 a pair on eBay is crazy. Insane. Insane Crazy. Crazy Insane. They're selling out the Enmore, James Blunt is selling out the Hordern, and Story Of The Year can't sell 5,500 tickets in Sydney. The world has clearly gone topsy turvey.

3. Topsy Turvey? WTF.


5. I don't actually mind the Arctic Monkeys, contrary to what item 2 might make you think.

6. Cities: The Cat Empire Project is the greatest work that The Cats have ever produced. Everyone needs to buy it right now.

7. The Whitlams have also just released the album of their career. The comment above about TCE also applies to their new double album.

8. You know, I was really only updating because I was nudged by vanillaskin.

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Meh. [27 Mar 2006|06:54pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

So, an entry. Those are generally a good thing.

What does a music-obsessed child do with her LJay?

Why, post a playlist of course!Collapse )

...and that would, indeed, be that.

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...in which I talk shit to fill in time. [12 Mar 2006|11:09am]
[ mood | apathetic ]

On a whim, I randomly set up a MySpace account for mine and dan632's radio show. So far, our friends list includes Calisiris, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, The Flatline Drama, Parkway Drive, The Getaway Plan and Dashboard Confessional just to name a few. Clearly we win at radio show hosting. Check us out here if you're interested.

I also have two favours to ask of people -

1. I need email addresses. Not for spams or forwarding crap, but to keep in touch with everyone. Hook me up, dammit!

2. Recc me some music communities. I love the ones I'm in but they aren't enough. If you know anything, let me know.

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w00000000000t! [09 Mar 2006|04:02pm]

Clearly, today was a good day. As well as randomly catching up over coffee with Kathryn, I made the first approach to the student union today about reopening the student tv station up on campus.

They said if we could get a group of interested students together, and we only need about half a dozen, they would give us the green light. THE GREEN LIGHT!!!

I know Dom and Clair are interested, and so are Luke and Mark, so we really only need a couple more students to jump on board and we can go for it. w00t.

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[04 Mar 2006|02:29pm]
1. Put your playlist on random.
2. Post your favourite lyrics from the first 20 songs that come up (or less if there are less in your playlist).
3. Your flist comments to guess what each song is.
4. Cross off each song when it is correctly guessed.

ETA: Dann wins at this game, but there are still a few left.


Have fun, fuckers!Collapse )
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OMGWTF. [13 Feb 2006|07:38pm]
[ mood | angry ]

It’s a very sad moment for us. The time has come to say goodbye. This letter is the explanation and the official seal that the 5 individuals who have been known as The Juliana Theory are leaving the band behind. Yes, what we are saying is that we are broke up. There will be no final tour. Our last show was in Cologne, Germany on January 28, 2006.


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OMFG [09 Feb 2006|03:21pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]


2. My copy of 101 Things To Do Before You Die got shipped today. Clearly this book will dictate my actions from here on in. Clair is clearly a bad influence for introducing me to said book. She's also a sex god but this is currently beside the point.

3. Really, there is no three. STORY OF THE YEAR ARE TOURING AGAIN.


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[04 Feb 2006|03:20pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Heh. I knew there was a reason I loved the Kings of Leon so much:

Reporter: "You're from the south. Doesn't that make you a redneck who like trucks and mint julep and runs around firing his shotgun at prairie dogs?"

Nathan Followil: "Yeah. What's your point?"

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