Sunday, April 10, 2011

I want a perfect soul...

Ahh one of the most perfect Radiohead songs by far is "Creep" I find the lyrics astounding. Every time I listen to it I find something new in the lyrics that I love. Today it's "I want a perfect soul" and what does that mean? For me it means I live each day to the fullest, I pour out my heart in all areas of my life. This makes for a very full heart, that can often be wrought with a lot of sadness, melancholy, and just down and out emotion. However it makes all the good times so much sweeter, the world looks so much more beautiful, and those good emotions so fucking fantastic. I am alive, and my soul I think is damn near perfect. loud!

On the other hand I have no idea what the hell I'm doing here, and I at times can be a creep, and for sure a weirdo. Also I really don't think I belong here, but here is where I am so I need to make the best of it until it's done.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rage day 2

It's working, after having a lovely listen to the Indigo Girls cover of Romeo and Juliet I've moved on to RATM "Roll Right". I'm totally ready to go outside feed the dogs and then pick up my spade and get to work in the garden, maybe even cut the weeds under the trampoline I'm tired of bouncing on top of them -.-.I will also get my laundry ready! I hate doing laundry but it must be done...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rage Against The Machine

I don't know what it is, but Rage always makes me more productive. I've vacuumed, made a weekly to do list, ripped 4 CD's to my hard drive, and still have a good amount of energy. I think it may be because when I was in high school almost every morning getting ready I would put on my Rage Against the Machine tape cassette, does that date me or what!? So subliminally I think it's ingrained in my brain wiring to associate Rage with waking up and getting to work.This makes me want to do some research for the next week first thing when I get up I'll play RATM and see if I'm more productive. Well and along with this productivity of course I want to make some kind of social change as well :)  Here's my all time favorite Rage song ENJOY!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Songs about killing your children!

So Mr. D has been telling me for weeks people are upset because The Decemberists song "The Rake's Song" is being played in the radio. I usually don't listen to the radio as my CD player plays MP3's. So I decide to find out what all the fuss was about. Here's the song.

I guess everyone's mad that the song is happy? Maybe he was forced into marriage. Maybe his told his wife before they married he didn't want any children and she didn't listen. Maybe he was always crazy and his wife should have realized that before she married him. Maybe we are all spending too much time and energy thinking about if this song should be on the radio or not. Perhaps if you don't like the song when it come on simply change the station or start listening to your Maroon 5 CD. I like the song, and I like the Decemberists. When Mr. D first told me about the hoopla I immediately remembered this awesome song by The Violent Femmes

The only difference is one Dad is remorseful and the other one is not. Meh...they are both good songs, give them a listen and then go back to your regularly scheduled program.

Also if you can think of other songs about killing your children let me know...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Studio

So I have been obsessing about having my studio pass the white glove test since Dan's B-day celebration is this weekend. It is the first room you walk into in our house. And I keep thinking it hast to be perfect. Well I picked up this book last night from the library.Art making and Studio Spaces I've been reading it and I've come to realize my studio doesn't have to be perfect and super duper organized. It should be somewhat presentable yes, but it should also reflect me and who I am. I would probably never pass a white glove test. I keep my fingernails short since they are always covered with clay, ink, paint, pear-ex powders. My clothes are not fancy because usually some of that paint will find itself on pants or shirts. I try really hard not to get stuff on the floor since this property is my G-mom's and one day soon someone else may every well live here. But my studio should reflect me. Colors and quotes, robots and cupcakes decorate the walls and small containers filled with craft accoutrement litter my big desk. unfinished sewing projects in baskets tucked under the cutting table. Fabric spilling out from the bookshelf designated loosely by color. That's me, and that's how I create. You may come to my house someday and I can clear you off a spot, find you a chair and we can be creative together. But please don't tell me my studio is a mess, it is 100% me.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Here's a quiz I took this morning. It was pretty fun and I like the results. I've been feeling more tethered to the earth recently.
Your rainbow is shaded red and brown.


What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You appreciate the roughness of nature. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you. You feel closer to people when you understand their imperfections.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

I don't know exactly why, rocks, trees, and my surroundings have kept me quite interested recently. It snowed yesterday and I already want it to be nice outside, I have this drive to go to the park and climb trees.  It could be my new shoes. Dan got me a pair for Valentine's Day and I absolutely love them. Since I am at home most of my days I do run around barefoot quite often. These shoes are the next best thing! I know they look silly but they feel wonderful on your foot. I wore them to the gym yesterday and it was so much more pleasant than wearing my athletic shoes!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Neverwhere is certainly of my favorite books. Neil Gaiman may very well be my favorite author. The thing I love about his writing style is that the pictures in my head become extremely well formed. I see the characters and locations clearly when reading his books, which leads me to want to see them in cinematic form.  Probably my visions of what could be as a film, would be smashed and ruined forever if the books actually became films. I can't speak for Stardust I haven't read the book. Sometimes I run across people or places and I say "Ah Ha!" that would be perfect for_______. I had one of those realizations today. There is much talk on fan boards who would play who and what not for Neverwhere. There is a character in the book Angel Islington, who is very androgynous. Which really an angel should be right? Many have said that Tilda Swinton would make a good Islington but for me I wanted a bit more masculinity and I don't think her voice would do either. I've decided the best person to play the Angel Islington is Brian Molko from the band Placebo.


See perfect! 
Here's my current video obsession and now I really want to see Daybreakers 

I also got the Placebo's album "Battle for the Sun" from the library and I really like it. I realized Placebo has been around for a long time. I've been listening to them since I was in high school!